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Offline moonsearch

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INTRO


The SAAG65 is our first attempt at designing a keyboard and it has been a pleasure, now we are ready to release the board to the market.

Having years of experience when it comes to manufacturing machined goods in China. We know manufacturing isn't easy and as a new keyboard design house we aim to please our customers.


ABOUT ME


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Around 5 years ago I wanted to design and make my own keyboard but I didn't know where to start. During this time I started another business venture that led me to a path that involved the design and production of electric skateboard parts. With that experience, I gained valuable knowledge and skills in the manufacturing process which allowed me to bring my designs to life

Eventually, my passion for mechanical keyboards brought me back to this idea and I found the open source Bakeneko project. This sparked my inspiration to create my own twist on the design and led to the creation of the SAAG65 keyboard.

Past experience - https://www.instagram.com/mooneskate/?hl=en


FINAL PROTO PICS






GROUP BUY DETAILS


GB Sales Period - 11 May - 7 June
3PM GMT
10PM ICT
8AM PDT
11AM EDT
Estimated Delivery Time - 4 months after sales period ends
MOQ 100 , 350 soft cap

We will be selling the board on our website www.moonkbd.com and will be handling fulfillment worldwide using our existing shipping partners from other businesses. Full details about the keyboard can be found on the site when live.

There is a 350 unit soft cap and the group buy may be closed earlier if the cap is reached. This is to ensure that the lead times are kept as short as possible. Please do not wait until the last moment to purchase this kit. We will also be giving away a full SAAG65 kit after the sales period ends, details can be found at the end of this post.


SOUND TESTS


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SAAG65 FR4 Plate Keygeek Raw Switches Typing Sounds


SAAG65 FR4 Plate JWK Poseidon Long Pole Full Nylon Switches


Typing Sounds with Different O-rings | SAAG65 | FR4 | JWK EV-00 Switches


Lewis Toh Review - POM Sound Test


Carbon Fiber Plate Sound Test [coming soon]


Board Details


SAAG65 aluminum case
Available in Black/Gunmetal Grey/Burgundy/Forest Green/Purple/Cherry Blossom Pink/Bronze
Glossy PVD plated brass weight
Gummy o-ring mount 30/50/70a durometers available
Aluminum/FR4/PP/POM/Carbon Fiber Plate options
ANSI hotswap and ISO/ANSI solder PCB designed by smollkeebs
6 typing angle
Unbuilt weight 950g
USB-C via unified ai03 daughterboard
QMK and VIA support


PRICING


SAAG65 Kit


$200-210 depending on your configuration. The full kit includes:

Weight
Plate of your choice
PCB w/ daughterboard
SAAG65 PCB - hotswap or solder
Orange 50a o-ring
Minimalistic packaging

INDIVIDUAL ITEMS


We are also offering these parts separately if you are not interested in the full kit. You can buy the parts that are contained in the kit separately:

$145 Standalone case (compatible with bakeneko65 v3 boards)
$20-30 Plate
$35 PCB solder or hotswap
$10 Daughterboard
$5 O-ring


FOREST GREEN PROTO PICS





BRONZE PROTO PICS





RENDERS








PLATE




Aluminum/FR4/PP/POM/Carbon Fiber Plate options

For Optimal Experience please use clip in stabs (Cherry Clip In's and TX Clip in's)

However, the plate has been designed to use Screw in Stabs (Stabies, C3, Durock, Gat Ink, Owl Labs etc) and your experience may vary depending on the type of screw in stab use. Please adjust your screw in stab experience accordingly

Thickness: 1.5mm
Type : Standard, Gummy o-ring mount
Layout : 65%
Plate: 1.5mm with no flex cuts
Single plate that is compatible with both ISO and ANSI PCBs by MoonKBD


PCB


Designed by smollkeebs
North facing spacebar stabilizers
South facing backspace and shift stabilizers
QMK / VIA compatible
Daughterboards and cables are not included (if PCB is bought alone)



Compatibility with SAAG65 and other Bakeneko65 based boards

Hotswap (ANSI Layout) with compatibility for split backspace + stepped caps lock + split left shift



Solder (ISO + ANSI Layout) with compatibility for split backspace + stepped caps lock + split left shift




O RING


Various durometers are available for purchase for a distinct typing experience. 50a is the standard o-ring, included with every kit.

Blue 30A - Softer than 50A, provides a bouncier typing experience.
Orange 50A - Standard hardness, included in the kit.
Purple 70A - Harder than 50A, provides a stiffer typing experience


SHIPPING


I have developed relationships over the years with businesses and we have teamed up to help with fulfillment of orders . As a result shipping is relatively low, but we cannot ship from EU-EU so EU orders will be subject to import tax and duties. Shipping prices are below.

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We will ship from the UK which will serve UK/EU orders (to keep the list short we have only listed a handful of countries, we ship to most EU countries)



From Sweden to serve USA/CA customers



From Thailand and Malaysia to serve the whole of Asia



From Australia to serve Australasia




GIVEAWAY


Prize- 1x SAAG65 in any configuration. Winner will be selected when the sales period ends and hits the MOQ. If you already purchased a unit you will be refunded. Just pay shipping

Giveaway will be hosted on our discord server
« Last Edit: Wed, 14 June 2023, 04:14:08 by moonsearch »

Offline nylewd

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Re: [GB] SAAG65 Gummy o-ring w/ brass weight - GB 11th-31st May
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 10 May 2023, 13:49:25 »
LFG!!!

Offline moonsearch

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Re: [GB] $200 SAAG65 Gummy o-ring w/ brass weight - GB 11th-31st May
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 11 May 2023, 11:30:04 »
Website live

Offline moonsearch

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Re: [GB] $200 SAAG65 Gummy o-ring w/ brass weight - GB Live
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 12 May 2023, 20:46:09 »
Aluminium and POM plate sound tests added, courtesy of Lewis Toh

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Re: [GB] $200 SAAG65 Gummy o-ring w/ brass weight - GB Live
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 15 May 2023, 22:53:15 »
Halfway to MOQ

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Re: [GB] $200 SAAG65 Gummy o-ring w/ brass weight - GB Live
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 22 May 2023, 12:20:43 »
Just want to say this board looks incredible and deserves more attention. I hope the GB is a success!

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Re: [GB] $200 SAAG65 Gummy o-ring w/ brass weight - GB Live
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 27 May 2023, 09:58:40 »
Squashyboy stream on Sunday with carbon fiber plate. Streaming from Singapore

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Re: [GB] $200 SAAG65 Gummy o-ring w/ brass weight - GB Live until 7 June
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 04 June 2023, 01:41:24 »
4 units way from MOQ

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Re: [GB] $200 SAAG65 Gummy o-ring w/ brass weight - MOQ reached
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 06 June 2023, 02:00:32 »
We have surpassed MOQ.

Alexotos will be streaming the board Tuesday 7PM EST on Twitch :)

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Re: [GB] $200 SAAG65 Gummy o-ring w/ brass weight - MOQ reached
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 06 June 2023, 04:20:20 »
Impressive is its side streamline shape

Offline moonsearch

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Re: [GB] $200 SAAG65 Gummy o-ring w/ brass weight GB ENDS TODAY
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 14 June 2023, 04:14:26 »
Final day to join the GB!