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Velocifire Sisyphus65 - Group Buy

From £350.00 GBP
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Description

GB Information

  • GB Time:  June 9th to June 30th 2023
  • Estimated Shipping Time: September 2023
  • Sale Format: 300-unit limit

Kit Content

  • Keyboard case *1 
  • Flat / Mountain-shaped strip*1
  • Stainless steel PVD rectangle weight *1
  • Stainless steel cylinder weight *1
  • Sillicone gasket between case and cylinder *3
  • Sillicone gasket between case and weight *1
  • Dual-colored anodized badge *1
  • Wired VIA supported PCB *1
  • Black PC plate *1
  • Poron plate foam 3mm *1
  • IXPE switch foam 0.5mm *1
  • Poron case foam with hot-swap cut 1.5mm *1
  • Poron bottom foam 2mm *1
  • Gasket silicone socks *20
  • Sillicone feet *4
  • Screws: M4*9, *2\ M2*6, *5\ M2.5*4, *4\ M2*4, *4\ M2*3, *14
  • Pillars connecting PCB and plate *7
  • Anti-static gloves *1

Specification

  • Mount: PCB Gasket
  • Typing angle:6.8°
  • Front height: 19.24mm
  • Size: 320mm*130mm*34.33mm
  • Case Material: Full CNC 6063 Aluminum
  • Plate Material: PC(black/white), FR4, Alu
  • PCB: 1.2mm Flex-cut Wired Hotswap PCB(no bluetooth), VIA Supported
  • Support: Ladder Caps Key , Split Backspace (Only for ANSI Layout)
  • Rectangle weight: Stainless steel PVD (Silver/ Gold)
  • Cylinder: Stainless steel PVD (Silver/ Gold), Stainless steel black crack
  • Strip: Flat strip / Mountain-shaped strip
  • Case color: Mountain Black, Ice Blue, Rock Gray, Forest Green, Burgundy , E-White

  

Purchase Disclaimer

  • Sisyphus65 is a GB item. Estimated delivery in September is our best guess. Delays and setbacks may occur. You agree to these terms by default when purchasing.
  • The shipping fee doesn't include import tax fee.
  • No refunds or cancellations after the GB ends.
  • GB item will not have order combination. Please place only one order.
  • The final product color may be different from the rendering, but it is an acceptable range. It mainly refers to the actual product.

 

Quality Disclaimer

  • Appearance QC standards (including Stainless steel PVD weight, Alu anodized weight) are as follows: According to GB QC standard, our QC is in the light conditions are normal, and keep the distance between 20-25 cm to check the keyboard‘s appearance. If there is no defect then the QC check is passed. If the keyboard has problems such as dirt/spot/trachoma, as long as the dirt/spot/trachoma is less than 0.8-2.0 mm² (check with a film caliper), the QC check will pass. You can view the table of QC standards for dirt/spot/trachoma.
  • Plating marks caused by hanging holes inside during keyboard production are normal phenomena during production.
  • Due to the special material properties of PVD, there may be slight, unavoidable dust on the mirror surface during production. These are normal phenomena and within our quality approval range.
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Prototype

Design Concept

The designers of CKW studio want to create a keyboard with more customize possibilities, simple and elegant looking, so they bring us

Three mounting ways in one keyboard

CKW 80 can be made with 3 mounting ways: Plateless/ Gasket/ Top Mount.

 The method to realize it is to use a specially designed middle frame. Turn over the middle frame to clamp PCB or plate with gaskets, so that we are able to switch between plateless and plate gasket. If you like top mount, you can even change it into top mount. We designed the screw holes for the top on plates, and add additional gaskets for the top mount. 
【Note: For Gasket Mount/Top Mount, the PCB ear needs to be removed (it’s irreversible)】

(1)Plateless → Gasket (By turning over the middle frame), below shows how it works.

(2)Top mount (The plates have screws holes for top mount)
 

Interchangeable type-c connector and decoration

Someone like left type-c and someone like right one, so we designed a type-c connector which can place left or right as you like. Interchangeable type-c enables you to design your desk layout freer. 

Appearance Design

As the studio manager's name is Chain Smoker, and we want to make the keyboard more distinctive, so we add some cigarette elements on it.

There are some cigarette elements on the back, and we use diamond cut to indicate a lit cigarette, which makes the back simple and exquisite. What’s more, we change the "CKW" letters on the top case to light bar which resembles a cigarette after many modifications. In order to keep consistent with the lit cigarette on the back, we made a sinking treatment on the light bar top to imitate the ash after igniting.  

 Although we used some cigarette elements, we do not encourage smoking, so we engraved “ Smoking is harmful to health” inside the bottom case for reminding.

Design details:

(1) We engrave a border in order to make the gap distances below look same 

(2)The corners are made with G2 curvature round angle ( similar to iPhone’s angle) for more comfortable and smooth touch feeling.

Upgraded PCB Specifications

In order to provide more customize possibilities to you, we think a lot about PCB design: 

  • Hotswap PCB with various layouts: TKL/WKL, both support ANSI / ISO
  • Leave the solder place for knob on F13 considering lots of people like the knob
  • Upgrade to Flex-cut black core Bluetooth Hotswap/ Solder PCB, which is better in quality than the ordinary one

If you are interested in it, please fill in the IC Form, so that we can get your opinions better, thanks!

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GB Information:

GB Time:  May 10th - 30th, 2023

Estimated Shipping Time:  End of August 2023

Sale Format: 300-unit limit

Vendors: TBD

PROTOTYPE

Design Concept

Our vision for the Sisyphus 65 was to create a visually appealing keyboard that draws inspiration from the absurdist tale of Sisyphus, a well-known ancient Greek myth. Our aim was to achieve a sophisticated design that is easily recognizable due to its uniqueness.

To pay homage to the dystopian hero, we have incorporated contoured lines on the keyboard that depict the hill and the boulder. The PVD stainless steel column represents the weight of the boulder, while the straight lines on the main part of the case top represent the hill. Moreover, we have included the Morse code "C L I M B" on the top of the keyboard, a word that is used repeatedly in the Sisyphus story. Additionally, we have used dichroic anodizing on the front of the keyboard and the metal badge to add to its charm and character.

Overall, we are confident that the Sisyphus 65 will capture your imagination and leave you enchanted with its exquisite design and attention to detail.

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PCB Features

Hotswap PCB with ANSI

  • 1.2mm flex-cut wired hotswap PCB
  • Supports ANSI layout
  • Supports VIA
  • Supports ladder caps key , split backspace 

Include & Specification

Kit Content($299 Version)

  • Keyboard case *1 
  • Stainless PVD column *1
  • Flat strip *1
  • Stainless PVD weight *1
  • Sillicone gasket between case and column *3
  • Sillicone gasket between case and weight *1
  • Dual-colored anodized badge *1
  • Wired VIA supported PCB *1
  • Black PC plate *1
  • Poron plate foam 3mm *1
  • IXPE switch foam 0.5mm *1
  • Poron case foam with hot-swap cut 1.5mm *1
  • Poron bottom foam 2mm *1
  • Gasket silicone socks *20
  • Sillicone feet *4
  • Screws: M4*9, *2\ M2*6, *5\ M2.5*4, *4\ M2*4, *4\ M2*3, *14
  • Pillars connecting PCB and plate *7
  • Anti-static gloves *1

Specification

  • Full CNC 6063 Aluminum top and bottom case
  • Plate Material: PC(black/white), FR4, Alu
  • Mount: PCB Gasket
  • Typing angle:6.8°
  • Front height: 19.24mm
  • Size: 320mm*130mm*34.33mm
  • Case color: Mountain Black, Ice Blue, Rock Gray, Forest Green, Carmine, Cloud White

IC FORM

    We really want to know your opinions about Sisyphus65,  if you are interested in this keyboard,  please check here to fill the IC form. Thank you very much!