[IC] GG60 60% Bluetooth5.0 Travel Keyboard Kit(Update on Sep 25, 2020)

Updates on Sep 25, 2020

As with the last update, we had a hard time with the QMK+ Bluetooth testing process, and after another period of time we were still unable to work out some of the bugs, and while it may disappoint some people, we have to be honest and say that we have decided that the GG60 does not support QMK, and we will still be using the Bluetooth 5.0 solution. We are already redesigning the PCB to speed up the product launch.

Here are the latest product details:
The GG60 kit came from an original idea to make a powerful and minimalist mechanical keyboard for working on the go.

Features

  • Bluetooth 5.0 (support up to 3 devices)
  • Hot-swap (Kailh socket)
  • Anodized Aluminum 6063 case

Spec.

  • Anodized aluminum 6063 case
  • Aluminum 6063 & brass plate, 1.5mm, Top-Mount style switch plate
  • Low profile case, 7-degree angle
  • Case and Plate color options: black, red
  • Layout: standard 61 keys, ANSI (6.25 u space bar)

Pre-soldered PCB

  • Bluetooth 5.0 (support up to 3 devices)
  • 2000mAh Lithium battery (estimated 2 months duration)
  • Dual mode, Wire/Wireless, charging when cable plugged
  • Hot-swap (Kailh socket)
  • USB Type-C breakout
  • Black solder mask with gold surface finish
  • Low battery/charging indicators
  • Switch direction: South-facing (in case of keycaps interference issue)

Discord link: https://discord.gg/u63xJht
Discord name: entergogo#2512
Please fill out the IC form if you’re new here:)
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Updates for the GG60 and initial GB
Important updates on Aug 6

After some struggle and trade-offs, we decided to go with Bluetooth 4.0 + QMK instead of the originally planned Bluetooth 5.0 + QMK. We feel sorry about this, especially for who has an expectation on Bluetooth 5.0.

Either Bluetooth alone or QMK is very easy to implement, but Bluetooth + QMK is not.

After months of trial and talking to industry solution experts, we found that implementing Bluetooth 5.0+QMK was very difficult and beyond our team’s current capabilities.

In fact, Bluetooth 4.0+QMK is a very good solution, at least for now, it is more stable and the user experience is almost the same as Bluetooth 5.0.

In short, we don’t want to launch Bluetooth 5.0 + QMK when it’s not fully ready.

Next, we need a little more time to finish the rest of the work and then officially launch the GG60 Kit. (GB coming soon…)


Discord link: https://discord.gg/u63xJht
Discord name: entergogo#2512
Please fill out IC form if you’re new here:)
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Updates for the GG60 and initial GB

GG60 Kits include as follows. (switches and keycaps are not included in the kit)

  • 1x alu case
  • 1x plate
  • 1x PCB(soldered)
  • One set cherry stabilizers
  • One set screws

Features
QMK / Hotswap with Kailh socket / Bluetooth 5.0 / Alu Case / Type-C port / Charging indicator

Other information

  • There is no backlit for the initial GB, but the PCB supports SMD lights.
  • Besides black and red, maybe add one more color option for the case, probably grey. (We know many people want a white case, but due to the high defect rate, the price will be affected, we will release the white one in the future than now)
  • ESD protection was added
  • Switch direction: South-facing (in case of keycaps interference issue)
  • Cherry stabilizers (pre factory lubed)
  • Only ANSI layout for the initial GB, ISO layout coming later(2nd round GB)
  • You can choose to buy a PCB separately
  • GB opens between May 20 to June 10, exact date TBD
  • We provide free assemble service if you need it.

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Hi, everyone! This is Chao. GG60 is a minimalist mechanical keyboard kit, it was designed for the people who like portable and small keyboards, the wireless function quite fit for the people who like travel and work mobile, one charge can last over 2 months.

We hope more and more people can enjoy a premium custom mechanical keyboard. So we tried our best to make it an affordable custom keyboard kit, only $99 for the basic kit.


More photos here

GG60 features:

  • Anodized Aluminum 6063 case

  • Bluetooth 5.0 with 2000mAh Lithium battery (estimated 2 months duration)

  • Hot-swap socket

  • QMK - fully programmable

  • Type-C terminal, Dual-mode, Wire/Wireless, charging when cable plugged

  • Black PCB with Gold pads

  • Switch south-facing

  • Low battery/charging indicators

Pricing (USD)

  • Basic kit 1: $99 (including Anodized CNC Aluminum Case, PCB, Aluminum Plate, and necessary tools, screws, etc.)

  • Basic kit 2: $109 (including Anodized CNC Aluminum Case, PCB, and Brass Plate and necessary tools, screws, etc.)

  • Extra Case: +$50

  • Extra PCB: +$50

  • Extra aluminum plate: +$12

  • Extra brass plate: +20 USD

  • Shipping fee: $35 for all locations, DHL Express

GB time: TBD
MOQ: 100 pcs

Please fill out IC form if you have an interest:)

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Any chance of buying PCB only?

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Yes, for sure. We can offer that option.

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I’m in. I have been looking for something like this that I can put in my backpack and use at work.

I hate to be that guy, but is the Bluetooth FCC certified? What sort of battery protections does it have?

Yes, we will do FCC for the PCB board, and we have installed temp sensor IC on the PCB to protect the battery.

Is there RGB leds and underglow? Also is the battery removable and replacable?

Discord replied.

Please check new updates.

Can it support holy pandas or Zealios?

Yes, it does support holy pandas and Zealios.

Could you do PCB only? Or offer a walnut case? Also, does the PCB fit GH60 cases?

Hey, you can buy PCB only, we will give this offer. Do you mean a wood case? So far we don’t have this plan. The gg60 pcb doesn’t fit the GH60 cases.