[GB] CKW80 - TKL/WKL, More than One Typing Feel Option

$349.00
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$349.00

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Prototype

Design Concept

The designers of CKW studio want to create a keyboard with more customize possibilities, simple and elegant looking, so they bring us

Three mounting ways in one keyboard

CKW 80 can be made with 3 mounting ways: Plateless/ Gasket/ Top Mount.

 The method to realize it is to use a specially designed middle frame. Turn over the middle frame to clamp PCB or plate with gaskets, so that we are able to switch between plateless and plate gasket. If you like top mount, you can even change it into top mount. We designed the screw holes for the top on plates, and add additional gaskets for the top mount. 
【Note: For Gasket Mount/Top Mount, the PCB ear needs to be removed (it’s irreversible)】

(1)Plateless → Gasket (By turning over the middle frame), below shows how it works.

(2)Top mount (The plates have screws holes for top mount)
 

Interchangeable type-c connector and decoration

Someone like left type-c and someone like right one, so we designed a type-c connector which can place left or right as you like. Interchangeable type-c enables you to design your desk layout freer. 

Appearance Design

As the studio manager's name is Chain Smoker, and we want to make the keyboard more distinctive, so we add some cigarette elements on it.

There are some cigarette elements on the back, and we use diamond cut to indicate a lit cigarette, which makes the back simple and exquisite. What’s more, we change the "CKW" letters on the top case to light bar which resembles a cigarette after many modifications. In order to keep consistent with the lit cigarette on the back, we made a sinking treatment on the light bar top to imitate the ash after igniting.  

 Although we used some cigarette elements, we do not encourage smoking, so we engraved “ Smoking is harmful to health” inside the bottom case for reminding.

Design details:

(1) We engrave a border in order to make the gap distances below look same 

(2)The corners are made with G2 curvature round angle ( similar to iPhone’s angle) for more comfortable and smooth touch feeling.

Upgraded PCB Specifications

In order to provide more customize possibilities to you, we think a lot about PCB design: 

  • Hotswap PCB with various layouts: TKL/WKL, both support ANSI / ISO
  • Leave the solder place for knob on F13 considering lots of people like the knob
  • Upgrade to Flex-cut black core Bluetooth Hotswap/ Solder PCB, which is better in quality than the ordinary one

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GB Info

GB Time: February 7th- March 7th 2023

Estimated Shipping Time: July 2023

Buy Add On: Here

Weight Versions: 
Anodized Aluminum Weight
PVD Brass Weight
E-Brass Weight

Please check Purchase Disclaimer and Quality Disclaimer at the end of this page

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PROTOTYPE

Design Concept

As the studio manager's name is Chain Smoker, we add some cigarette elements to it.

There are some cigarette elements on the back, and we use diamond cut to indicate a lit cigarette.

We add the "CKW" letters on the top case to light bar which resembles a cigarette. What's more, in order to keep consistent with the lit cigarette on the back, we made a sinking treatment on the light bar top to imitate the ash after igniting.

 Although we used some cigarette elements, we do not encourage smoking, so we engraved “ Smoking is harmful to health” inside the bottom case for reminding.

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Interchangeable Type C

Type-c connector can be placed left or right as you like, which enables you to design your desk layout freer.

3 Typing Feel Choices

Choose the favorite typing feel as you like

Turn over the middle frame, and remove PCB or plate ear, we are able to switch among PCB gasket (Plateless without plate), gasket and top mount.

PCB Gasket
[remove FR4 plate ear]
(Add on: other plates without ear) 

PCB Features

Hotswap PCB with ANSI/ISO

  • Hotswap PCB supports ANSI/ISO layout, both support WK/WKL
  • Recommend to buy solder PCB for plateless
  • Leave the F13 key solder place for knob
  • Support VIA
  • Upgrade to black core PCB which is better in quality than the ordinary PCB

Bluetooth 5.1

  • Able to connect two Bluetooth device at the same time, can switch connection targets anytime
  • Independent Bluetooth Antenna: Enhanced signal, extremely low delay for desktop use
  • Support windows/android/mac OS/ios

Include & Specification

Kit Content

  • Top and bottom case *1
  • Alu/Brass weight *1
  • Type C connector and decoration *1
  • Middle frame *1
  • Hotswap PCB *1 (Add on option: Solder PCB)
  • FR4 plate with removable ear *1
    (Add on options: PC/POM/ALu[with ear]; PC/POM/ALu [without ear]) 
  • Daughter board *1
  • Poron light shading foam *1
  • Poron bottom foam *1
  • IXPE switch pad *1
  • Poron Plate foam *1
  • Battery *1
  • Battery foam *2
  • Acrylic jackets kit for top mount *1
  • Poron gaskets kit for gasket mount *1
  • Screw pack *1
  • Leather bag *1

Gift

  • PVD keycap with CKW logo *1
  • Tweezers with CKW logo *1
  • Screwdriver with CKW logo *1
  • H1.5 screwdriver set head *1
  • H2.0 screwdriver set head *1

Buy Add On: Here

Specification

  • Full CNC 6063 Aluminum top and bottom case
  • Full assembled with alu weight: about 2kg;
         Full assembled with brass weight: about 2.6kg;
  • Typing angle:7°
  • Front Height: 20mm
  • Size: 360*140mm
  • Support PCB stabilizers, offer plate files for plate stabilizers

Purchase Disclaimer

1. CKW80 keyboard is a GB item. Estimated delivery in July is our best guess. Delays and setbacks may occur. You agree to these terms by default when purchasing.

2. There will be a 6.4% + 0.3 Paypal process fee on order cancellations and refunds after placing an order.

3. The shipping fee doesn't include import tax fee.

4. No refunds or cancellations after the GB ends.

5. GB item will not have order combination. Please place only one order.

6. The final product color may be different from the rendering, but it is an acceptable range. It mainly refers to the actual product.

Quality Disclaimer

1. Appearance QC standards (including Stainless steel PVD weight, Alu anodized weight) are as follows: According to GB QC standard, our QC is in the light conditions are normal, and keep the distance between 20-25 cm to check the keyboard‘s appearance. If there is no defect then the QC check is passed. If the keyboard has problems such as dirt/spot/trachoma, as long as the dirt/spot/trachoma is less than 0.8-2.0 mm² (check with a film caliper), the QC check will pass. You can view the table of QC standards for dirt/spot/trachoma.

2. Plating marks caused by hanging holes inside during keyboard production are normal phenomena during production.

3. Due to the special material properties of PVD, there may be slight, unavoidable dust on the mirror surface during production. These are normal phenomena and within our quality approval range.

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[GB] CKW80 - TKL/WKL, More than One Typing Feel Option
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