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

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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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PROTOTYPE

3 Typing Feel Choices

Choose the favorite typing feel as you like

(Will upload each build video later)  

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

Gasket (Default Mount)
[remove PCB ear]

Top
[remove PCB ear]

Note: (1) offer file of plate without ear after GB ;
(2)recommend use solder PCB for plateless

Interchangeable Type C

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

PCB Features

Hotswap PCB with ANSI/ISO

  • Hotswap PCB supports ANSI/ISO layout, both support WK/WKL
  • Recommend to buy solder PCB for better use if you want to mount plateless
  • Leave the F13 key solder place for knob

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

Upgraded Black Core

Upgrade to black core PCB which is better in quality than the ordinary PCB

VIA Compatible

Fully compatible with VIA, remap any key as you like on the keyboard

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 *1
    (Add on options: PC/POM/FR4/ALu[with ear]; PC/POM/ALu [without ear]) 
  • Daughter board *1
  • Silicone light bar *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

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

Reviews

Uploaded Review Videos

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