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Offline upas

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[GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« on: Fri, 22 November 2019, 20:39:30 »
The Chimera Keyboard group buy is launching on CannonKeys.com!

Photos:
Black/Burgundy (Photo)


Crest Detail (Photo)


All units will go live for GB on November 23rd - Special Edition at 9AM, and E-White and Standard at 10AM Eastern Time.
The Group Buy will be open for 2.5 weeks. It will end on Wednesday, December 11th at midnight.

Standard Unit
$475 - 120 Total Units
Aluminum Top, Bottom - Main Color
Aluminum Back Accent, Bottom Crest, Badge - Accent Color
Sandblasted Raw Brass Weight and Plate

Colors:  (Main/Accent)
Black/Burgundy
Grey/Lilac
Navy/Silver


E-white Edition
$495 - 30 Total Units
Aluminum Top, Bottom, Bottom Crest - E White
Sandblasted Raw Brass Weight, Back Accent, Badge, and Plate


Special Edition:
$725
10 Total Units (5 Black, 5 Gold)

Note: I really tried to drive this price down, but PVD is expensive, and doesn't scale well with volume either.

"Angelic"
Aluminum Top, Bottom, Bottom Crest - E White
Gold PVD Brass Weight, Back Accent, and Badge
Raw Brass Sandblasted Plate


"Demonic"
Aluminum Top, Bottom, Bottom Crest - Black
Black PVD Brass Weight, Back Accent, and Badge
Black Carbon Fiber Plate

Extras:
Alu Badge   $12
Alu Crest $20
Alu Back   $37
Brass Badge   $12
Brass Back   $50
PCB w/ Cable + Daughterboard   $60
CF Plate   $40
FR4 Plate   $25

The extra accent pieces (Back, Badge, Crest) will be available in the following colors:
Black
Lilac
Silver
Navy
Grey
Burgundy

Every unit comes with the following 7 pieces:
Top, Bottom, Weight, Crest, Back Accent, Badge, Brass Plate

Along with:
Poron Gaskets
PCB w/ JST Cable and ai03 Unified Daughterboard
Hex Head Hardware
Bumpons

Each keyboard will also ship in a custom fitted CannonKeys hard foam carrying case, as well as a microfiber cloth.
Plates will be available in 6.25U and 7U

Extras will go live at Nov 23rd 12 AM EST (00:00), 10 hours before the group buy goes live, so that they can be added to cart ahead of time.
Remember, the group buy goes live at Nov 23rd 10 AM EST
 A google form will be sent after purchase to select options.

Estimated Delivery: May 2020

Renders:
Navy/Silver:


Dark Grey/Lilac:


Black/Burgundy:


E-White/Raw Brass:


Demonic:


Angelic:


You can check out the IC thread here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101923.0
« Last Edit: Sat, 23 November 2019, 11:38:44 by upas »

Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 22 November 2019, 21:17:24 »
I am confused by this "Extras will go live at Nov 23rd 12 AM EST (00:00)" and this "A google form will be sent after purchase to select options."

What are the extras? And how do they differ from options?

Offline DukeEsquire

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 22 November 2019, 21:31:35 »
I am confused by this "Extras will go live at Nov 23rd 12 AM EST (00:00)" and this "A google form will be sent after purchase to select options."

What are the extras? And how do they differ from options?

Extras are things like extra plates and pcbs.

Offline gminso

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 22 November 2019, 23:56:47 »
the renders for navy/silver has teal badge. that is with extra right? it comes with silver badge if not order extra

Offline upas

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 06:42:56 »
the renders for navy/silver has teal badge. that is with extra right? it comes with silver badge if not order extra

That's correct - we're actually not offering a teal badge. You'd have to use paint to infill or re-anodize the badge in order to achieve that color.

Offline titanium

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 07:33:42 »
Will the pcb be hot swap?

Offline your_fish_monger

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 08:02:35 »
Snagged a Demonic. Thank you Dashlane for autofilling my payment and shipping info! Haven't been this excited for a board design in a long time. RIP wallet...

Offline midnatwili

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 08:05:22 »
wtf, i refresh the page, and instantly sold out. This is ridiculous. SO disappointed. Just want to grab one for my brother's birthday
« Last Edit: Sat, 23 November 2019, 08:10:10 by midnatwili »


Offline bsands

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 08:08:22 »
They were gone very fast, not even a min.

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 08:11:31 »
They were up for less than 10 seconds :(

Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 08:50:56 »
What is FR4? Like what material is that made out of?
« Last Edit: Sat, 23 November 2019, 08:53:18 by Critical_Thinker_ »

Offline bsands

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 08:54:21 »
Same thing as a PCB.

Offline Slash Emperor

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 09:05:55 »
What is FR4? Like what material is that made out of?

Same material that PCBs are made of, a type of fiberglass. Less flexy than polycarb or POM, but more flexy than aluminum, IIRC.

Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 09:15:36 »

 ;D I am so excited. This board is so beautiful  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Sat, 23 November 2019, 10:58:21 by Critical_Thinker_ »

Offline Sshimosawa

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 11:01:42 »
Am I blind? Where is / was the link?

Offline mononokay

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 11:02:46 »
Am I blind? Where is / was the link?

Go to www.cannonkeys.com


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Offline Sshimosawa

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 11:17:53 »
Thank you. Scrubbing through a GH listing with one eye open early morning in bed for a link can be frustrating. Appreciate it.

Offline upas

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 11:39:08 »
Thank you. Scrubbing through a GH listing with one eye open early morning in bed for a link can be frustrating. Appreciate it.

Sorry about that! I moved the link to the very top so it's easier to find.

Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 11:52:42 »
What is the default Crest and Badge for the standard editions?

I assumed it was the same as the images shown above.



"Aluminum Back Accent, Bottom Crest, Badge - Accent Color"

Does this mean all of these three items are either Burgundy, Lilac, or Silver?


« Last Edit: Sat, 23 November 2019, 12:29:22 by Critical_Thinker_ »

Offline Sshimosawa

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 11:58:19 »
Hopped in. Thanks a bunch u.

Offline upas

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 12:29:30 »
What is the default Crest and Badge for the standard editions?

I assumed it was the same as the images shown above.


"Aluminum Top, Bottom - Main Color
Aluminum Back Accent, Bottom Crest, Badge - Accent Color
Sandblasted Raw Brass Weight and Plate"

What does this mean, why is this so confusing to me?

Not all the images are accurate - I got a lot of renders done throughout the process.

The part you quoted means:

The top and bottom of the case are the main color.
The back piece is the accent color.
The crest on the bottom of the board, in the middle of the brass weight is the accent color.
And the badge you can see through the cannon cutout is the accent color.

Offline krugerlive

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 12:53:40 »
Iím in for one.  Got the standard edition in the first 20 seconds.  By the time I checked the page again the e-white was already sold out.  Canít believe you can still snag a standard (as of this post), I could have slept in and that would have been nicer. 

Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 13:10:39 »
What is the default Crest and Badge for the standard editions?

I assumed it was the same as the images shown above.


"Aluminum Top, Bottom - Main Color
Aluminum Back Accent, Bottom Crest, Badge - Accent Color
Sandblasted Raw Brass Weight and Plate"

What does this mean, why is this so confusing to me?

Not all the images are accurate - I got a lot of renders done throughout the process.

The part you quoted means:

The top and bottom of the case are the main color.
The back piece is the accent color.
The crest on the bottom of the board, in the middle of the brass weight is the accent color.
And the badge you can see through the cannon cutout is the accent color.

Thank you so much upas, that definitely clears it up.

Awesome work by the way.

Offline seanryan9five

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 16:07:02 »
Should I invest in a second PCB?

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 18:16:31 »
Joined for grey/lilac, looking forward a lot to it!

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 29 November 2019, 17:54:50 »
Hey upas, I saw on Taeha's YT video he used the FR4 plate. That doesn't come included with the standard kit, right? If I'm reading it correctly it ships with a brass plate?

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 29 November 2019, 17:59:49 »
Yes, the brass plate comes with the kit.  FR-4 plate is a separate add-on.

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 29 November 2019, 18:18:03 »
Is the brass coated in anything?

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 29 November 2019, 18:45:01 »
Is the brass coated in anything?
Just sandblasted brass plate

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Offline upas

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 29 November 2019, 19:52:05 »
Hey upas, I saw on Taeha's YT video he used the FR4 plate. That doesn't come included with the standard kit, right? If I'm reading it correctly it ships with a brass plate?

Yes - the standard plate is brass. I personally prefer FR4, but during the IC form, the majority of folks wanted a brass plate.

The thing about brass plates it they are less expensive in bulk, so by making it the default (which most people wanted), I could make the cost cheaper.

So that's why the standard is brass.

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 01:47:37 »
Makes sense! I just went ahead and ordered an FR4 plate haha. Thanks so much for this, I'm excited but i know it'll be a while til it comes, so I have to calm myself.

Offline upas

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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 14:27:10 »
Hey guys,

All units sold out, and buying more add-ons is now closed. Expect a followup email from me if you did not submit options - if the options are not submitted within 24 hours of getting the email, the spot will be cancelled and released to the public again.



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Re: [GB] Chimera65 - Gasket Mounted 65% from CannonKeys
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 05:46:58 »
Hi if anyone is looking to sell their spot please let me know over pm. Thanks