GB START : October 10, 2022
GB END : October 24, 2022
ETA : Q1 2023
QK60 is a 60% gasket-mount wireless mechanical keyboard DIY kit launched as the 2nd product by Qwertykeys, consisting of a CNC acrylic/aluminum top, a CNC aluminum bottom, and a stainless steel weight. Highlighting the aesthetics of contrasts between materials and textures, we aim to bring a robust product to the sub-$200USD small form factor market.
QK60 is introduced based on the great feedback and support by the market shown in two successful sales of QK65. We picked the 60% because there are few competitive options under $200USD in the market. We also wish to make a breakthrough by trying out plastic in our design. This design originates from portability since most keyboards we see in the customs today are too heavy to be carried around. Not to mention we also need to bring the carrying bag to protect them. Aesthetic is another important element to most of us in this hobby thus cannot be compromised. The biggest challenge in this design is how to minimize the presence of gasket socks and screw holes under the translucent top and to maintain the same feeling of quality and sturdiness that reminisces QK65 while being plastic. QK60 inherited the spirit of QK65 by combining the pros of different materials altogether. That’s why we chose the acrylic top, aluminum bottom case, and a stainless steel weight for QK60. With the advantage of all these materials, we wish to present to you a portable project with eye-catching contrasts and wireless features.
QK60 consists of three parts: top case, bottom case and weight. We picked sandblasted acrylic over PC for the top case since it is more translucent and less prone to minor scratches and dents.
We also extended the processing time to minimize the possible deformation of the top case during CNC and make the final product looks more premium.
Two options are available for the acrylic top case. Depending on your preference, you can make it smokey or clear. It adds a hint of foggy vibe to the bottom case with the matte surface. From the sides, QK60 presents a contrast of different textures, colours, and materials.
For customers who prefer the traditional metal top case, there are also two aluminium top cases available for choice: anodized black and electrophoresed ice white.
NOTE – alu plate colour – the one you selected with keyboard (from qk60-wkl, hhkb, wk) will match your bottom case colour, except the white bottom case will get black plate because e-coat is too thick for switch holes
– Top Case (alu or acrylic)
– Alu Bottom Case
– SS Weight
– Plate (choice of materials)
– PCB and DB (choice of PCB’s)
Shipping Time and GB Agreements (PLEASE READ):
These products are set to be shipped out in Q1 2023 but please check our updates for the latest information.
Please note that this is a Group Buy. There can be delays and set backs. The timeline is only an estimate. By adding this item to your cart and purchasing you agree that you understand everything above.