This is Vortex Keyboard
Some of you may have known us through our previous models, such as Pok3r、Race 3 or Core.
We’ve launched “KBt RE:” & “PC66” recently (a tribute to IBM PCjr)
And we are excited to announce to you that we will release Model M SSK KIT later this year
● Layout: ANSI / ISO (WK & WKL)
● Gasket mount structure
● Case Material : Aluminum
● Weight: Approximately 2kg
● USB-C Connectivity
● PCB will be available in five versions,and they are all with QMK/VIA/Vial support
ANSI hot-swap PCB (Spacebar: 6.25u)
ISO hot-swap PCB (Spacebar: 6.25u)
ANSI hot-swap PCB (Spacebar: 7u)
ISO hot-swap PCB (Spacebar: 7u)
ANSI/ISO solderable PCB (Spacebar: 6.25u/7u)
※Compatible with MX and MX clone switches ※Only solderable PCB supports stepped Caps lock.
PCB x2 (Main PCB and F-row PCB)
Aluminum Case x1
Poron foam x 2
Gasket set x 1
Vortex aluminum badge x1
Screws set x1
Rubber feet and hex key
The final price has not yet been decided.
All we can tell is that it will be under 300 USD.
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This was the area I was most interested in seeing.
I remember there was a previous interest check that was scheduled to run for a similar model M tribute board that used a flexible PCB and curved plate. I think it was TKC who planned to run it, but it never happened. Obviously that is a more difficult endeavor and not really necessary if you use sculpted keycaps.
The straight bottom edge of the keycaps does look a bit awkward next to the curved detail of the case. Maybe it’s just the angle of the photo, but it seems like the bezel should have been raised a bit to cover the bottom skirt of the keycaps (also better for hiding the switches)
Still a very lovely idea and even nicer with the included case!