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(Group Buy) Protagonist Keyboard Kit

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Regular price £280.83
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Closing Date: May 31st 2024

Expected Shipping time: Q3 2024


The Protagonist by Wired In is a premium 60% mechanical keyboard that feels and sounds exceptional. It features a simple yet elegant design and places a strong emphasis on customization through our proprietary 'Keyframe' accent system. The 'Keyframe' system enables easy swapping of layouts and colour schemes, offering incredible value, especially when combined with add-ons within our ecosystem.


Our Mission:

Deliver a highly customizable product that doesn't sacrifice quality or acoustics no matter which option you go with. It really is that simple.

 

Features:

  • Dynamic 60% layout
  • Keyframe accent
  • 1.6mm, USB-C, Hotswap or Solder, QMK/VIA support
  • RGB underglow
  • 9 Case Colour Options
  • 10 Keyframe Colour Options
  • 7 Plate Options
  • 3 Weight Options
  • 2 Weight Design Options
  • Protagonist Text


  • Logo

Keyframe:

The Keyframe accent is our proprietary solution to not only quickly change the blockers for a WK, WKL, or HHKB layout, but it allows you to fully customize your keyboard's colours and/or materials, broadening the personalization potential. It mounts with only (4) screws that are easily accessed even with switches installed, and only requires removing of 4 keycaps if done with a fully build keyboard. The two-tone look it creates, along with its beautifully protruding trim make for incredibly interesting combinations. 

 

Mounting:

With three hardness options, you're able to dial in the perfect amount of bounce. The gaskets are complemented by the leafspring plate that marries comfort and top shelf acoustics without the need for foam. However, if you prefer foam, it is available for additional tweaking. 

 

PCB & Daughterboard:

The PCB, designed by Gondolindrim, is a beautiful white 1.6mm PCB made with black FR4, that reveals itself as a border. It has over 30 RGB LEDs (off by default) that creates a gorgeous underglow made to shine, diffused, through any polycarbonate components. Both hotswap and solder PCBs will be available during the group buy and are QMK and VIA compatible.

The daughterboard is also black using a traditional JST cable as we find EZ Mate to be frustrating without any upside to its implementation.   

 

Layouts (Solder & Hotswap):

 

Plate:

A single plate covers all available layouts with additional cut outs, especially around the spacebar, to accomplish the best possible acoustics. These decisions were the result of vigorous trial and error and what lead to excluding the option for a 6.25u spacebar. 
The grommet system that fits the gaskets with customizable hardness emulates a leaf spring (excluding FR4, Polycarbonate, and Polypropylene), joining the two mounting systems to create an extremely pleasurable typing experience with the perfect amount of flex. 

 

Specifications:

  • Typing angle: 7 Degrees
  • Semi-proprietary grommet mount
  • Dimensions: 126.2mm x 316.7mm
  • Front Height 18.8mm
  • ∼Weight 4-6.6 lbs assembled
  • PCB: 1.6mm USB-C VIA/QMK Support (No Flex-cuts)
  • 60% Layout

 

Included:

  • Aluminum 5052 Plate
  • 6063 Anodized Aluminum Case, "Keyframe" and Brass Weight (Unless selected otherwise in configurator)
  • Soldered/Hotswap PCB
  • 60a Gaskets (Grey)
  • C4 Daughterboard and JST Cable
  • Protagonist Branded Carrying case
  • Branded hex driver with necessary screws for assembly
  • Keyboard feet (Black)

 

Protagonist Addons Available Here

Protagonist Cables Available Here

Protagonist Artisan Available Here

 

Link to configurator (note cerakote colours not available outside of the USA)

Worldwide Vendors:



    Disclaimers:

    Kindly note that the images are of 3D renders and are for illustration purposes only. The final colours may differ slightly.

    Shipping Time and GB Agreements (PLEASE READ):
    These keyboards are set to be shipped out in Q3 2024.

    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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