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Offline ingeniousmonkey

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2018/06/13 Updated

Hello everyone,

The Round 7 group buy for optical switches keyboards is running.
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2018/05/08 Updated

Hello everyone,

The Round 6 group buy for optical switches keyboards is running.


Optical switch is a new kind of switch, different from MX switch. It has higher reaction speed and longer life than MX switch.More introduction about optical switch


In this group buy, these optical switch keyboards are made by MonkeyKing Custom, good value and nice price!

As a mechanical keyboard enthusiast, you should have and try one optical switch keyboard! :cool:

The optical switch keyboard is also a FANTASTIC starter keyboard :thumb:


Full function keyboard:

1. CIY 2.0 hotswap optical switch design - change it yourself, no any soldering, find your favorite switches easily.

2. DIY RGB lighting effects - full RGB backlit, with our dedicated driver software, you can DIY lighting effects. So you also can utilize your artistic talents in playing your keyboard.

3. Remap any keys(except origianl Fn key) - 3 programmable layers, customize your own keyboard

4. Waterproof & dustproof PCB - In cybercafe, office, home, even adverse working conditions, you will never be afraid of any water, coffee, and dust.

Nice price:
In order to encourage more people to try the optical switch keyboard, its price is very nice!


GB main page here

61-key poker layout RGB optical switch keyboard & DIY custom kits GB here

62-key RGB optical switch keyboard with dedicated arrow keys, DIY custom kits GB here

104-key RGB optical switch keyboard GB here

MX mechanical switches & Gateron optical switches GB here

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Hello everyone,
The round 2 group buy begins.
This group buy is for hot-swappable optical switches mechanical keyboards with full RGB backlit, and real multi-layer programmable.
Supply assembled finished product, custom kit, DIY PCB, colorful CNC anodized aluminum alloy keyboard case..., parts & accessories

3 models are included:
iGK61p: 61-key poker layout, hot swappable optical mechanical switches, multi-layer programmable
iGK62: 62-key with dedicated arrow keys, hot swappable optical mechanical switches, multi-layer programmable
iMK11: 104-key optical switches mechanical keyboard with big wrist rest pad, real multi-layer programmable
Assembled finished products, DIY custom kits, PCB, metal case…, parts & accessories can be chosen.
(iGK61 and iGK64 belong to MX-based switches keyboards, their group buy will start on December 20.)
GB here
Optical mechanical switches introduction

Products & prices details:

iGK61p:
Features:
61-key keyboard, Poker layout
Optical mechanical switches
Full RGB backlit
Waterproof & dustproof PCB board with nanometer technology
5 layers (including 4 layers full programmable) mechanical keyboard
Smart driver software
CIY 2.0 hot-swappable switches
USB type-C connector
With 8M Onboard Flash memory
Built-in MIC
Prices:
US$42.5 – assembled finished product: prebuilt-in Gateron optical switches+ ABS case+ doubleshot ABS backlit keycaps + USB cable
US$40.5 – custom Kit: iGK61p PCB + ABS plastic case + Gateron optical switches + plate (including stabilizer) + USB cable
US$27.5 – PCB ( It has been soldered all electronic components, including all RGB LED, user needn’t any soldering.)
US$50~55 - Aluminum alloy keyboard case in silver-gray, red, blue and green
More group buy choices for iGK61p

iGK62:
Features:
62-key keyboard with dedicated arrow keys
( Light strike )optical mechanical switches
Full RGB LED backlit
5 layers (including 4 layers fully programmable) mechanical keyboard
Innovative smart driver software
Waterproof & dustproof PCB board
CIY 2.0 hot-swappable switch
USB type-C connector
With 8M Onboard Flash memory
Built-in MIC
Prices:
US$47.5 – assembled finished product: prebuilt-in Gateron optical switches+ ABS case+ Laser-etched photic ABS keycaps + USB cable
US$44.5 – custom Kit : iGK62 PCB + ABS plastic case + plate (including stabilizer) + Gateron optical switches+ USB cable
US$29.5 – PCB (It has been soldered all electronic components, Including all RGB LED, user needn’t any soldering.)
US$50~55 - Aluminum alloy keyboard case in silver-gray, red, blue and green
More group buy choices for iGK62

iMK11:

Features:
104 – key keyboard
Full RGB backlit
CIY 2.0 hot-swappable optical switches
5 layers (including 4 layers fully programmable) mechanical keyboard
Smart driver software
With 8M Onboard Flash memory
Built-in MIC
Shine-through doubleshot ABS backlit keycaps
Big wrist rest pad
With 1.8m USB cable
Prices:
US$60 – Finished product: Gateron optical switches+ ABS case+ doubleshot ABS backlit keycaps + USB cable
More details

Timeline for this group buy
December 8 – Group buy opens
December18 – Group buy closes
January 10, 2018 –Estimated ship date
January 20, 2018- Estimated ship date (If your order includes CNC anodized aluminum alloy case)

Note: in this group buy
1.No MOQ requirement for the Group Buy
2.Payment: by Paypal
3.Freight cost: Different order (different weight), different country has different freight cost. you will see your final freight cost on your checkout page.
The below freight costs are to you for references (suitable for USA, some European countries, most of Asian countries)
US$13.5 – Economy shipping (like epacket) for plastic case assembled iGK6x finished product (about 0.8kg)
US$20.5 – super express (like DHL) for plastic case assembled iGK6x finished product(about 0.8kg)
US$24.5- super express (like DHL) (1.5kg DIY mechanical keyboards parts & accessories)
US$26.5–super express (like DHL) for 1 unit assembled plastic finished product iGK6x finished product + 1pcs CNC anodized aluminum alloy case( total about 1.8kg)
US$26.5 – super express (like DHL) for assembled finished product 104-key keyboard iMK11(about 2kg)

To: business partners, corporate buyers,merchants…
1.Buy a single product with a quantity of more than 50, you can send email (or leave message) to us to apply for a special discount for your order.
2.If you need to custom mechanical keyboards for your company (brand), please contact us without any hesitation. Our company are good at customizing mechanical keyboard: from PCB layout, MX-based mechanical switches( or optical switches), keyboard cases, keycaps…to driver software, all kinds of customization we can supply.

Promotion news:
Each purchase of an optical mechancial keyboard, custom kit, or PCB, can get 4 pcs optical switches free.
When you check out, you can leave message for choosing optical switches’ color in “order notes” (eg: 4 pcs blue optical switches…)
« Last Edit: Wed, 13 June 2018, 09:49:48 by ingeniousmonkey »

Offline ghostjuggernaut

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Approval bump  :thumb:

As always, caveat emptor.
               

Offline clickityClackity

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Very interesting, but I've never heard of optical switches. Are they readily available outside of this group Buy? Also, are the pcbs compatible with normal 60% cases?

Offline ingeniousmonkey

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Offline ingeniousmonkey

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Very interesting, but I've never heard of optical switches. Are they readily available outside of this group Buy? Also, are the pcbs compatible with normal 60% cases?

 Optical mechanical switches introduction

In mechanical keyboards field,our company is a quite professional designing and manufacturing firm in China, and our technology is always at leading level. We feel confident about the optical mechanical keyboard's future, and will go on popularizing optical mechanical keyboards besides this group buy.

I am not sure if our PCB can fit normal 60% cases, suggest you to check iGK6X plate mounting dimensions & sizeby yourself. Thanks
« Last Edit: Tue, 12 December 2017, 01:51:42 by ingeniousmonkey »


Offline ingeniousmonkey

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Reminder: [GB] 2 days left! - Good value 60% mechanical keyboard with the NICEST price in 2017

Hot-swappable Gateron optical mechanical switches
(5 colors switches in blue, red, black, brown and silver can be chosen. Different color switch has different hand feeling. You can try them freely without any soldering.)

Full RGB backlit
User even can DIY RGB effect

Full programmable
Real multi-layer programmable

Supply DIY custom kit
PCB, colorful (silver-gray, blue, red, and green) metal case,...parts & accessories can be chosen

Offline ingeniousmonkey

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The specs for Gateron optical switches:

Gateron silver optical switch:
Output resolution: 1.0±0.1mm
Operating force: 45±15gf

Gateron black optical switch:
Output resolution: 2.0±0.6mm
Operating force: 60±15gf

Gateron brown optical switch:
Output resolution: 2.0±0.6mm
Operating force: 55±15gf

Gateron red optical switch:
Output resolution: 2.0±0.6mm
Operating force: 45±15gf

Gateron blue optical switch:
Output resolution: 2.3±0.6mm
Operating force: 55±15gf

Offline MatchstickMan

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Very awesome!

Do your "red", "brown", "blue" optical switches correspond to the same style of switch as the standard Gaterons? (ie. blue is click, brown is tactile, red linear, etc.)

Offline ingeniousmonkey

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Very awesome!

Do your "red", "brown", "blue" optical switches correspond to the same style of switch as the standard Gaterons? (ie. blue is click, brown is tactile, red linear, etc.)

Yes, right.

Offline Data

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I'd be interested in 87-key if you ever expand the options.  I've always wanted to try optical switches.

Offline ingeniousmonkey

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I'd be interested in 87-key if you ever expand the options.  I've always wanted to try optical switches.

Hello, actually we have 87-key optical switches keyboards, but it is only for bulk order, not for group buy (retail). But we have 104-key optical switches keyboard available for the group buy. If you are interested in it, you can buy it from http://www.epathbuy.com/product/imk11-104-key-optical-switches-mechanical-keyboard-with-full-rgb-baklit/   Thanks :)

Offline ingeniousmonkey

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Hello,

The Round 7 group buy for optical switches keyboards is running.

Interest Check:
Are you interested in the below 3 kinds of optical switches keyboards? If you are interested in them, please let me know, and we can launch them in the next group buy :)
« Last Edit: Wed, 13 June 2018, 10:05:46 by ingeniousmonkey »