The Wooting One Kickstarter is Live

As it was made live, I made a note to ensure I included it in this week's news. As I was coming back to write up this week's news, I was surprised to learn it has already met it's €30,000 goal in around 7 hours.
The doubt I had about whether this would be a wanted feature is now gone. There is clearly enough people to who want it, enough to fund a kickstarter at least.

At the time of writing the backer goals are close to gone. I would imagine there is a possibility for more to be added as the goal was met so quickly.

Wooting One Kickstarter overview

POK3R RGB Reviews

The POK3R is on the horizon, so here are a couple of reviews to tide you over.

  • On The Brink

  • Leandren

  • Rhino Feed

Glorious PC Gaming Race

In general I wouldn't find this sort of branding too interesting. However, there are two things that have caught my attention.

The first is they are selling Gateron switches in packs of 120, which is always nice. The reason behind this is that they are releasing a full-size modular keyboard.

New Planck Milled Bottom

I'm a fan of ortholinear keyboards and I'm a fan of branding. So for this reason I really like this new iteration.


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The Ducky Pocket

Ducky Pocket Mechanical Numpad/calculator A Ducky Pocket in a pocket (potentially a Ducky employees).

The Ducky Pocket is a mechanical numpad/calculator. Giving you both the great feeling of a mechanical numpad and the extended functionality of a calculator. If that wasn't enough, it also features RGB backlighting.

This will be debuting at Computex 2016

I like this idea and I think there are many others who think the same.

Most of the information can be found on the Ducky facebook page. But there is nothing much more to say.

Wooting One Coming to Kickstarter 22nd of May

Wooting One newsletter announcement Nothing much to add to this. The Wooting One is quite an interesting keyboard and I imagine it will do well on Kickstarter.

LPWL

LPWL SHOP SELECTION "What is LPWL?", I didn't know myself until quite recently. It is a small shop selling a nice variety of o-rings for a nice price.

Varmilo on geekhack

Varmilo pink mechanical keyboard Varmillo the keyboard company now has a geekhack account. They have always been a bit tricky to deal with directly, so this should make it a bit easier.
It appears they are taking direct orders if you enquire.

62/60 Update

RoastPotatoes' 62/60 mechanical keyboard The 62/60 is the RGB, 60%, hotswappable, programmable keyboard. The one above happens to be the one I will be getting.

Round 0 is well underway and should hopefully have shipped today. For those still wanting in, the official Round 1 is aimed for a late May early June. This is not however a definite date, and delays are quite likely. But this project is still moving much faster than the smart68.

KeyClack

KeyClack Sleeve
Photo by /u/TheBestUkester

KeyClack has some new stock:

The One Punch Man keycap is my favourite of their current offering. The sleeves are also worth looking at.

Update as of right now KeyClack is gone for a couple of days hiatus.

read more here

New Low Profile Kailh Switches

Low Profile kailh switches I believe we may have seen these before, potentially at a previous computex. However, there was not much since their original sighting.

According to Matt3o they are finally being released. They are on the heavy side and the main issue is the lack of keycaps that support them. While it seems like regular MX caps would fit on individually, they will not fit alongside each other. Which is of course a problem if you want to make a board with them. Matt3o pointed out, these switches are closer to the Cherry ML switch than the MX. So they aren't quite another MX clone.


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KWK Sale is Still Coming

I give an on and off mention of this, as it could be coming at any time. If you aren't clued in this, it is an impending artisan keycap sale by punksdead.

Jukebox SA Back on Massdrop

JukeBox Keycap Keyset The popular keyset designed by Andy of Keychatter is back. This is a great looking keyset but the drawback this time is the production time. Signature Plastics is continually developing their backlog as popularity rises. The aimed ship date of these is November the 7th. You may also have noticed that the 1976 keyset production has also run into delays.

Ortholinear Leftovers

The Atomic Ortholinear Keyboard from the Side Leftover parts from the OLKB massdrop are now for sale on the OLKB store. The store has switched over from magento to squarespace, and I must say it is looking really nice.

I am highly fond of Ortholinear Keyboards and I recommend them wholeheartedly.

Most of my thoughts on Ortholinear Keyboards can be found here. * OLKB Store

The Pio One

The Pio One Prototype The Pio One is a keyboard very similar to the Optimus Keyboard. If you don't know what one of those is, the idea is a screen behind every switch. Giving you complete control over what is under each transparent keycap.

This is obviously quite expensive and means they are not mechanical switches, or at least mechanical switches as we would commonly refer to.

This will be a kickstarter idea, and I'm sure it will be very expensive. The real issue will be getting a price people feel this feature is worth.

Lucid Cases

Firt Lucid Case Content First Box Contents
Lucid Cases it the Loot Crate esque keyboard subscription box. I don't really like the model, but if people like what they get then I can't complain.

They are currently running a promotion to win a K-Type the new Tenkeyless from Input Club. I believe all you have to do is get in on the May box.

New Buckling Spring Switch Kickstarter Still Going

New Buckling Spring Switch Prototype with Blue Keycap I've got to keep mentioning it as it will really be an uphill battle to get this funded.

The product on offer is a single unit buckling spring switch. This differs from the actual buckling spring which is not available in individual switch modules. Having the possibility of creating new buckling spring keyboards in the future is what makes this an exciting kickstarter.

Wooting On Flaretech Switches

I have been giving Wooting a lot of attention lately, but that is because they are putting out so much good content.

This latest blog post details the factory experience of the Wooting One. It comes with some interesting videos detailing keyboard construction. Watching keycaps being lasered is always fun to watch.

Find all the videos on the Wooting Blog.

KBS Offering 'Gaming Keyboards'

Keyboard Specialists the UK based keyboard suppliers is now offering a couple of 'Gaming Keyboards'.

No one really interesting but they could be a supplier to watch.


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