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(Group Buy) Petrichor Keyboard Kit

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Regular price £184.17
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Closing Date: July 15th 2024

Expected Shipping time: Q1 2025

Petrichor by AKB

Petrichor by AKB is an F-rowless 1800 keyboard that was designed with simplicity and usability in mind. The combination of the all purpose layout and integrated USB passthrough make this keyboard an ideal workhorse.

The goal of petrichor is not to reinvent the wheel, but rather build upon what AKB knows works. Simple, well implemented gasket mounting, and a restrained design that still captures its own identity.

 

Petrichor Details

In The Box

  • Petrichor aluminium case with internal brass weight
  • 5052 Aluminium plate
  • Solder or Hotswap PCB
  • Custom USB-C daughterboard
  • Custom USB 2.0 Hub
  • Custom LED indicator daughterboard
  • JST/molex cables
  • Gaskets (12 large, 4 small)
  • AKB Feet (4)
  • Sticker (5)
  • 6u stab wire
  • CannonKeys hard carrying case
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Screws and hardware for assembly

 

Keyboard Specification:

  • 8° typing angle
  • WK or HHKB layout
  • Gasket mount
  • Full 6063 aluminium construction
  • Brass internal weight
  • 20mm effective front height (with bumpons)
  • QMK and VIA-compatible PCBs (solder and hotswap)
  • LED indicator daughterboard
  • USB 2.0 passthrough hub
  • Weight: Approx. 1.7kg (3.75lbs) built

 

Mounting Information:

Petrichor features a sandwich gasket mount, that allows customizability in placement to fine tune your sound and feel. This, combined with multiple plate options, will allow you to truly make Petrichor your own.

 

Layout Compatibility:

Petrichor comes with universal plate, and choices of PCB layout between Winkey and HHKB. Additional PCB(s) can be purchased separately.

The WK and HHKB top are compatible with both the hotswap and solder PCBs.

 

WK Case Layout Support

  • 6u (centre & off-centre), 6.25u & 7u bottom row compatibility
  • Full/split backspace
  • ANSI/ISO
  • Full/stepped caps
  • Full/split numpad mods
  • Split/full numpad enter
  • Works with hotswap and solder PCB

HHKB Case Layout Support
  • Fixed 6u bottom row
  • Full/split backspace
  • ANSI/ISO
  • Full/stepped caps
  • Full/split numpad mods
  • Split/full numpad enter
  • Works with hotswap and solder PCB

Solder PCB Layout Support
  • 6u (centre & off-centre), 6.25u & 7u bottom row compatibility
  • Full/split backspace
  • ANSI/ISO
  • Full/stepped caps
  • Full/split numpad mods
  • Split/full numpad enter
  • Same layout support as the default plate

Hotswap PCB Layout Support
  • 6u (centred only) & 6.25u bottom rows, compatible with both case tops
  • Full/split backspace
  • Fixed ANSI
  • Full/stepped caps
  • Full/split numpad mods
  • Split/full numpad enter


Petrichor Addons Available Here

Disclaimers

Shipping Time and GB Agreements (PLEASE READ):
These products are set to be shipped out in Q1 2025 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.

Quality and Render/ Photo Disclaimer

A Stock units should not have any external scratches or egregious marks seen when built. Any internal flaws and marks (including hook marks) that are not seen when built do not constitute a B Stock unit.

Screw holes are not fully anodized or coated, and small marks near the hole opening might be present.

We try to use as many real pictures as we can to represent the keyboard as best as possible, however to supplement these photos we use renders occasionally. These renders may vary slightly compared to the final product.

Colours in the final product may vary since renders are done under idealistic artificial lighting.

When raw or thinly coated, brass will oxidize and patina naturally. Small blemishes and discolorations may be visible.


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