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(Group Buy) Cat65 Keyboard Kit

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Regular price £293.33
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Closing Date: December 28th 2023

Expected Shipping time: Q3 2024



 JACKY DESIGN & :3ildcat

With the cat as the central theme of this animal-inspired design we made numerous attempts to refine its appearance and pattern.  We started by reimagining the design, preserving the distinctive features of the :3ildcat pattern while incorporating our interpretation of a cat. We aimed to depict the cat as adorable, aligning it with our keyboard design language.  Those familiar with our work know that we value wide borders, simplicity, and aesthetics. Hence we designed a cute and plump cat that seems to be smiling at you.  The keyboard incorporates new curve designs, maintaining a clean and broad front view.  The bottom is designed to match the top cover's arc, ensuring consistency and beauty. 

This time, we tried something new regarding the inner structure's fixation method. We've adopted a spring fixation structure:

  • The bottom has springs that act as support points for the positioning plate.
  • Between the spring and the positioning plate, we've fixed silicone particles to act as buffers(both the silicone and springs are custom-made).
  • Horizontally, we've taken measures to prevent lateral movement. This doesn't mean your inner structure will be immobile; it will only move within a reasonable range without affecting the springs.
  • Vertically, the downward pressure ensures the springs are held firmly in place. Compared to the gasket, it offers better fatigue resistance, consistent touch, and quicker rebound. The spring is twisted and fixed to the bottom pillar (repeated disassembly might cause some wear, which is normal)



Case Colour Options:

  • E Coating
    • Cream
    • Lavender
    • Glacier White
  • Powder Coating
    • Mist Pink 
  • Anodising
    • Gem Black
    • Silver
    • Mint Green
    • Violet


PCB Options / Layouts:

Hotswap and Solder, both QMK and VIA compatible


Weight Options:

  • Alu E White
  • Alu Black
  • PVD SS Silver
  • PVD SS Rose Gold
  • PVD SS Black


Plate Options:

  • PC
  • Aqua FR4
  • Alu E-White
  • Brass (upgrade)


Keyboard Specifications:

  • Size: 353 mm x 124 mm
  • Back: 32 mm
  • Front: 21 mm
  • Angle: 5.5°
  • Weight: ~1.4KG


What's Included:

  • Top and bottom Aluminium Case
  • Choice of PCB
  • Choice of Weight
  • Choice of Plate
  • Nametag
  • Accessories
    • Screws
    • Daughterboard
    • Spring
    • Silicone
    • Plate Foam
    • Case Foam


Addons available here


Regional Vendors:

  • US: https://novelkeys.com/
  • Canada: https://www.ashkeebs.com/
  • Europe: https://candykeys.com/ 
  • United Kingdom: https://prototypist.net/
  • Korea: https://swagkeys.com/
  • Others: https://jackylab.com/



Shipping Time and GB Agreements (PLEASE READ):
These products are set to be shipped out in Q3 2024 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. You will be charged immediately for this item. There are no refunds or cancellations on these orders. Please do not purchase this item with other group buys. Only the items specified in each product picture are included with that particular product.

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