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(Group Buy) Cub65 Keyboard Kit

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Regular price £133.33
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Closing Date: May 29th 2023

Expected Shipping time: Q4 2023 

Cub65 is a collaborative project between Cub Studio and Qwertykeys. Cub Studio is responsible for the design, while Qwertykeys handles production with regional vendors.

 

Design: 

All CNC Aluminium Case + 1cm Thickness Stainless-Steel Weight

10 Case Colours with 8 Different Weights

  • Case Colour / Finish Choices:
    • Anodised:
      • Red,
      • Blue,
      • Brown,
      • Black
    • Electrophoresis:
      • Cream,
      • White,
      • Lilac,
      • Mint,
      • Pink,
      • Rose
  • Weight Colour / Finish Choices:
    • Sandblasted PVD:
      • Golden,
      • Mocha,
      • Blue,
      • Silver
    • Electrophoresis:
      • White,
      • Cream,
      • Mint,
      • Rose

  • Decorative Theme Badge on the Top Right Corner
    • Six patterns for choice in the matching colour of the weight
    • *NEW* bear badge added

  • Bouncy Gasket-mount Structure with QK’s Signature Sound Profile
    • Provide a bouncier typing feeling
    • Including a 3-layer foam set so you can create your favourite sound profile

  • Tri-mode Connectivity (Tri-mode PCB only)
    • Wired, Bluetooth and 2.4Ghz all supported
    • Two 1000mAh batteries included

  • Per-key RGB and Non Flex-cut Option Available on Wired PCBs

  • PCB options:
    • Tri-mode ANSI Hotswap (No Per-key RGB, with flex-cut, using QK Config)
    • Wired ANSI Hotswap (Per-key RGB, with flex-cut, QMK based, VIA supported)
    • Wired Non Flex-cut ANSI Hotswap (Per-key RGB, QMK based, VIA supported)
    • Wired Non Flex-cut ISO Hotswap (Per-key RGB, QMK based, VIA supported)

 

Front Design: Regular 65% layout + decorative badge
When designing the kit, our goal was to create something exquisite and practical. It must serve as a production tool as well as a desktop decoration. To achieve this, we chose the classic 65% layout and added a badge to the upper right corner. We provide you with six different patterns to choose from, and the colour of the badge will match the weight's colour. 

 

Side Design: Rounded Side Profile
Cub65 is designed to be adorable, so we avoided any sharp cuts on it. The corners of the top and bottom cases are all rounded, and there is a retro seam between them, resembling a delicate belt.

 

Back Design: 1cm thickness Stainless Steel Weight with Cub Studio’s Decorative Logo
Although the Cub65 is a small form factor keyboard, we want it to have a decent weight and typing sound. To achieve this, we equip it with a 1cm-thick stainless steel external weight with a Cub Studio logo on it. You can choose between two finishes: Sandblasted PVD or Electrophoresis.

 

Structure: Bouncy Gasket-mount Structure with QK’s Signature Sound Profile
The Cub65 features the most popular gasket-mount structure and comes with QK's signature 3-layer foam set, allowing you to customise the sound profile per your preference. Additionally, we put a custom-molded silicone mute pad around the weight to reduce hollowness.

 

Layout:

  • Tri-mode ANSI Hotswap PCB
    • No Per-key RGB
    • With flex-cut
    • Using QK Config for functions like changing key-map; doesn’t support QMK/VIA/VIAL


layout supported by Tri-mode ANSI Hotswap PCB; coloured keys refer to compatible layouts


  • Wired ANSI Hotswap PCB
    • Per-key RGB
    • With flex-cut
    • QMK based, supports VIA/VIAL
  • Wired Non-Flex cut ANSI Hotswap PCB
    • Per-key RGB
    • No flex-cut
    • QMK based, supports VIA/VIAL


layout supported by Wired ANSI Hotswap PCB; coloured keys refer to compatible lay


  • Wired Non-Flex cut ISO Hotswap PCB
    • Per-key RGB
    • No flex-cut
    • QMK based, supports VIA/VIAL

layout supported by Wired ISO Hotswap PCB; coloured keys refer to compatible layouts



Specification

  • Typing angle: 8 degree
  • Front height: 18.5mm
  • Size: 31.5mm * 11mm
  • PCB Thickness: 1.2mm
  • Weight: around 1.5kg before building


Firmware

  • Tri-mode PCB:
    • QK's proprietary software - QK Config
  • Wired PCB:
    • VIA with .json until it’s merged
    • VIAL compatible
    • Powered by QMK


Plate

As always, the plates will be available in four materials: 

  • POM,
  • PC,
  • FR4,
  • and Aluminum 

All plates are universal for different layouts. Aluminium and Fr4 plate have flex-cuts on it to improve the bounciness. All plates are universal for different layouts.

 

Content - included per kit purchased

  • Top Case + Bottom Case
    • Including one pre-installed Stainless Steel external weight
    • Batteries will be installed inside of the bottom case for orders with wireless PCBs
    • Orders with wired PCBs will receive two foam fillers for the battery compartments
  • Badge of Your Choice
  • Silicone pad
  • PCB Kit
    • PCB of your choice
    • PE sheet
    • PCB Foam
    • 2.4Ghz dongle - Tri-mode PCB only
  • Poron Case Foam
  • Daughterboard & FPC Cable - installed
  • Gaskets
  • Rubber feet x 6
  • Plate of Your Choice
  • Free Gifts (Not covered by warranty if missing or not working):
    • A set of 65% Owlstab v2
    • Keyboard protective case
    • Screwdriver
    • Switch puller
    • Keycap puller
    • Plastic tweezers
    • Coiling USB-C cable
    • Cleaning cloth

 

Kits Available: 

 

Kit Top Case Weight Badge PCB Plate
1 E-Cream Sandblasted PVD Mocha Bear Tri-Mode ANSI Hotswap  POM
2 E-Cream Sandblasted PVD Mocha Bear Tri-Mode ANSI Hotswap  POM
3 E-Cream Sandblasted PVD Mocha Kitten Wired Non-Flex cut ISO Hotswap  FR4
4 E-Cream Sandblasted PVD Golden Kitten Tri-Mode ANSI Hotswap  ALU
5 E-White Sandblasted PVD Golden Bear Tri-Mode ANSI Hotswap  POM
6 E-White Sandblasted PVD Golden Bear Tri-Mode ANSI Hotswap  POM
7 E-White Sandblasted PVD Golden Kitten Wired Non-Flex cut ISO Hotswap  FR4
8 E-White Sandblasted PVD Golden Kitten Wired Non-Flex cut ISO Hotswap  FR4
9 Anodised Black Electrophoresis White Bear Tri-Mode ANSI Hotswap  ALU
10 AnodisedBlack Electrophoresis White Kitten Wired Non-Flex cut ISO Hotswap  ALU

 

Disclaimers

Shipping Time and GB Agreements (PLEASE READ):
These products are set to be shipped out in Q4 2023 but please check our updates for the latest information.

Notice of Accessories:
1. Extra Tri-mode PCBs do NOT come with battery.
2. Each keyboard will only get one USB dongle no matter how many wireless PCBs purchased. PCB's on their own will not come with dongles.


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.

  • The top case and bottom weights are not for sale separately.
  • No unit limit per customer. One unit limit per order.
  • Extra parts must be ordered with your keyboard to avoid additional shipping costs.

 


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