Week in Keykoards #1208 Sep 2015
UKKeycaps posted some interesting photos of some DSA like keycaps on reddit. These keycaps are made by another UK company Devlin. I had not heard of this manufacturer before but some searching indicated that they had been known to the community in the past. The now closed store "QWERkeys" had some involvement with buying from Devlin. There is a deskthority wiki page on Devlin and the Q series keycaps.
The first keyset groupbuy is likely to be dolch in the Devlin Q series. MOQ for this will be around 60 units, the price is similar at around £65. Please be aware that this could all change. Although this will be the first keyset GB, the first GB may more likely be a tester pack so people are able to see what these caps are like. Expect 3-4 keycaps with a multitude of Devlin's profiles as well as a demonstration of their legend creating ability.
UKKeycaps New Stock
UKKeycaps should now be the cheapest source for cherry Blue,Red,Brown and Black switches in the UK. Since people live in the UK I see this as a good thing.
UKKeycaps is also running their second GB for Tai Hao PBT. This is also the first time ISO has been done. Each set will come with ansi relevant keys as well, which makes this set compatible with both.
The LeandreN side of things are continuing to expand as a new shop has opened leandren.bigcartel.com. Currently everything is "coming soon". I thought it was still worth a mention as LeandreN quickly became the proprietor of 60% plates and I expect you will see some extras popup soon.
New PBT Dyesubs by Varmillo
I saw this on GH shared by HendyZone.
There is not a lot to tell from these photos, but they look quite fine. As this announcement was made by HendyZone and they said so themselves, these are likely to appear on mechanicalkeyboards.co.id sometime in the near future.
Tex New Aluminium Case
This is a lipless case that should fit all regular 60%'s. They can be ordered via email at [email protected]. Tex is regarded to be of good quality but I have not had any first hand experience. They cost around $100 according to KHHAAANNN.
60% Royal Kludge Now on Massdrop
The 60% Royal Kludge that appeared a couple of weeks ago, is now available from massdrop. The main interest here is the bluetooth capability and the price. Currently $64.99 the lower price bracket is $59.99. It is said to ship NOV 6th.
- [Massdrop Link(https://www.massdrop.com/buy/rk61-bluetooth-mechanical-keyboard?mode=guest_open)
Ducky Shine 5 UK Late October
From Ducky UK facebook page with an interesting new promo video. I can't remember whether this is news or not as the dates have been quite finicky.
Has continued their line of lobos keycaps. This refresh comes with two new colours for the lobos keycap. I think this looks much nicer than the previous iterations. I can also say K3KC has a new favicon.
Board Makers Podcast
This the podcast from Jack Humbert of OLKB.CO. Always an interesting podcast for those interested in keyboards.
Vortex Now Using Plastic Keycap Trays
Not major news but nice for shipping. Your Vortex keycaps will most likely be shipped in plastic trays in the near future.
Cherry RGB Switches Available on Tao Bao
Although still not too useful as there is a lack of RGB customs it is good that the Corsair exclusivity deal has run out. I imagine a Massdrop is on the way for the near future.
Typed on the Atomic