Nightcaps

collection of nightcaps I have to say these are pretty spot on. The sculpting all looks really clean and awesome. The castle in particular has a very nice looking texture and the turtle shells have some very nice colours.

I would be interested in getting some of these. And on the 13th of February you have a chance. As, that is when a giveaway is taking place.

I’m pretty jazzed on these. Not only are there some excellent sculpted caps there are also some nice looking blanks.

Bad News

I saw these last month but I thought they were still worth a mention as there is a bit more of an introduction on geekhack.

Rama

A new maker has appeared with an aluminium milled keycap. The design is quite something and they also come in some snazzy vacuum packed packaging.

Sparkle Loft

This is the new name for the maker who created the reactor keycap. It’s a bit pricey but it is a unique keycap. You can currently purchase the reactor cap alongside some other backlit keycaps on massdrop.

Tp4

This was a nice surprise as I was not expecting tp to be involved in any keycap production but here we are. The design is in the image of the Gurren Lagann drill. I’m fairly certain it’s a keycap but there are still no photos of the underside.

KeyKollectiv

Key-wala artisan KeyKollectiv is still going strong. This month saw 3 rounds of key-walas

Suited Up by Bambino

keybuto Bambino has started off very strong with three designs, the keybuto, Duke and Spartan. The duke is the standout with some excellent colour use.

Whizzard

Whizzard had another assorted sale featuring the new Space Race helmet and some quite striking colours for the abductor.

Flehrad

R.A.G. Caps is still going strong and even with some successful spacebar casts. My new favourite would be the celtic.

HiddenPower

A lot of new caps have been shown on instagram most of them in a Star Wars theme.

Hunger Works Studio

The Polar Ice Sale happened incredibly quickly but featured some very nice keycaps, as you have guessed it was an icy theme.
Sadly there are none left but you can browse what you missed out on the techkeys.us store.

Snowcaps

A sale been and gone but /u/TINYMONKEYT has been seen before with these designs.

I like the snow peaked mountain but it might benefit from a smoother texture which is often hard to get right.

Krytone Year of the Sheep

Although this sale was postponed, the keycaps still look awesome. I would be looking forward to this sale in the future.

Gloyz

Gloyz have been continuing to make their creature keycaps and a couple are still left. The use of multiple colours is very skilful and there are some very intricately designed creatures.

Keypress Graphics

Giza keycap Keypress graphics is known for painting keycaps. And I do think some nice things have been created.

A lot of keycaps are currently available on the Keypress Graphics website.

Cozmosis

Some interesting designs here, my favourite would be the hands on the bars.

AvidOxid

Not the most complicated of design but I do think the simpler keycaps can be quite striking. I like the character and think this is a good start.

TeaForMyMonster

TeaForMyMonster keycap selection Certainly some nice sculpting here but the shark and the hooded skull are a bit close to existing designs.

Bro

The Jolly Rodger a new pirate keycap was shown with the date 2/15/2016 attached. Whether that is still happening or not I’m not sure. I can’t seem to find that image.

There was also a TR8-0R sale featuring a stormtrooper coloured reaper.

I would also guess a good sized sale might be coming soon.

Bro’s twitter is a good place to see what is happening.

ImpendingxDoom

impendingxdoom wasd cluster I have been loving ImpendingxDoom’s recent swirly colour combinations. These latest arrow clusters are also quite spectacular.

KatzenKinder

There was an assorted keycap sale from katzenkinder. Everything again looked very nice. I do like katzenkinder.

And if it means anything the KatzenKinder OP has been updated with:

Channel for Big Success Plan!

As always, I am looking forward to the future of KatzenKinder.


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Cherry GMK Keycap GB

Cherry GMK Keycap GB This is a groupbuy for the recently available cherry GMK keys, In the above colours. This was around last week but as it is a rolling groupbuy it is still worth a mention.

It will be run until 150 sets have been ordered. At the time of writing this 102 have been ordered. Also, note that this set was previously for 6 keys however due to the popularity an additional keycap was added.

Prices:

  • $16/set (and paypal fees)

Shipping:

  • $10 (could be more if you are ordering a large amount.)

This could be the new GMK spacebar, certainly something nice to collect.

Pulse is Successful

Pulse base set This is not really a surprise to anyone but it has happened. With this news the lowest price has been reached.

Massdrop Mentions

  • Sparkle Loft Keycaps

    Run in a small GB on GH these are once again available on Massdrop. Pictured above is the reactor keycap but others are available. But I would say this is the more unique and interesting keycap on offer.
    Prices vary but you are looking at $55+shipping for a reactor.

  • Sparkle Loft on Massdrop

  • Grifiti ErgoDox Wrist Rest

    I was always looking for these when I had an ErgoDox so I thought they were worth a mention.

  • Grifiti ErgoDox Wrist Rest on Massdrop

New Model F’s

Not new this week but still worth a mention. The new Model F’s are still here and in the early bird round. This should be a project remembered for a long time and it is incredibly to see it come to fruition.

VE.A Information

A lot of new information in the GH thread, best of all a nice new video. The information is really on the parts so I don’t really want to regurgitate it, so if this interests you head to the thread.

Artisan Keycap Directory

This was something I have been thinking of doing and I have something but this is really all I wanted to do, done by someone else.
That person is Bambino, and it is really good list showcasing the creations of makers in the community.

I might still create my own but I’m not sure of its worth.

If you have any suggestions or know of anyone not on the list please post in the thread.

On that note I am aiming for an artisan roundup by the end of this week.


Typed on HHKB Pro 2

New Model F Keyboards Available

The eagerly awaited project is nearly complete. You are currently able to order an F62 or F77 in this early round. This early round is running until 2/29/2016 and aiming to ship April/May time. This is not your only chance as a later round will run from 3/1/2016 through 6/30/2016 and shipping August/September.

There is no price difference between ordering in the early or later round. But these will likely be the only opportunities to order one.

They are available to purchase through https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/shop/

Buckling Spring Reimagining

I couldn’t quite think what to call this but the premise is buckling springs in a single unit. A switch much like the cherry design but containing all the parts that make buckling springs the switch they are.

This did seem to come out of nowhere and it is an excellent project that could bring some very interesting possibilities.

As a new switch this is an excellent idea but I have no idea how it could feel and if it replicates the buckling spring feel.

The project seems to be fairly close to coming to fruition and with patent pending we could see this somewhere soon.

PuLSE and Flatline.

The popular keyset is back in two forms or almost back.

PuLSE run by Mito is back on massdrop. Previously being never run again, now running again!

If you are interested in some drama and other matters relating to ownership of colourways this thread is what you are looking for.

Flatline keyset keycap render What is more interesting is what happened in fallout from the debacle. Fulse (it went through a couple of names) now Flatline was created. A colourway reminiscent of the Pulse arrangement. Although, this is good because there was demand for a set like this. But the real reason this is important is the information it may have brought to light. And this is the new pricing structure for community GB’s from Signature Plastics.

25 sets $237.61 per set
50 sets $171.32 per set
75 sets $149.23 per set
100 sets $138.18 per set
150 sets $127.13 per set
200 sets $121.61 per set
250 sets $118.29 per set

If you look at the currently run PuLSE keyset on massdrop, you will see the difference in pricing.

This post in relation to who owns a colourway from a SP representative.

Signature Plastics Response to pricing.

VE.A

VE.A Split keyboard With very little information this is a split Korean custom keyboard created by zefyr.

Aluminium Armor
Poly-carbonate Frame
STS switch mounting plate
Alps / Cherry MX compatible
Keymap Programmable firmware and control program by winkeyless.kr

Price around 400~450 USD

Undeniably good looking keyboard.

Division Zero by daskeyboard

This is the introduction of a new brand of gaming peripherals as well as some new switches.

Two new switches:

  • Alpha-Zulu Tactile
  • Alpha-Zulu Linear

Both of these are 45g actuation.

The X40 Keyboard X40 daskeyboard keyboard Looks very much like a gaming keyboard. Unlike the regular daskeyboard this design involves more fins around the edges as well as a set of macro keys on the right-hand side.


Typed on HHKB Pro 2