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(Pre Order) QwertyKeys QK75N Keyboard Kit May 24

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This is a Pre-Order, please read our guidance on Pre-Orders here: FAQ's

 

Expected to ship Q3-Q4 2024

Pre-Order Open May 22nd - June 3rd 2024

 

 QwertyKeys has been with you for almost two years since the launch of our first project - the QK65. During this period, the first generation of QK's products has covered almost all the popular layouts from 60% to 100%. Now, let's unveil the second generation together with the pilot project - the QK75N.

 

Design Highlights:

  • All CNC’d Aluminium Case with Upgraded Surface Treatment

    • Offers the smoothest surface texture ever among all QK products.
  • 14 Colourways in 7 Different Themes:

    • Circuit: Anodized Black, Anodized Silver
    • Coffee: Electrophoresed Cream, Anodized First Light
    • Retro: Electrophoresed Cream, Electrophoresed Red
    • Mystery: Anodized Purple, Anodized Navy
    • Dino Run: Electrophoresed White, Electrophoresed Grey
    • Smile: Electrophoresed Green, Electrophoresed Yellow
    • Meow: Electrophoresed Blue, Electrophoresed Pink
    • NEW plain badge and tag added as extra parts
  • Rotary Knob + Mini Screen = Consolidated Media Control Panel

    • Comes with various built-in media control functions
    • Supports customizable functions using QK Config
  • Replaceable Stainless Steel Badge with 7 Different Patterns

    • Designed to match the theme of each colourway
    • Additional badges are available for purchase
  • The Same PCB-mount Structure, But Better

    • New 30-duro gaskets with optimized positioning
    • Brings the sound profile and typing experience to the next level
  • NEW Magnetic Connectors to Replace Ribbon Cables

    • PCB and daughterboard are now connected by magnetic connectors
  • Tri-mode Connectivity

    • Wired, Bluetooth, and 2.4Ghz all supported
    • Two 2200mAh batteries are included to provide longer power cycle.
  • Support Both ANSI and ISO Layout

    PCB options:

    • Tri-mode Flex-cut ANSI Hotswap PCB
    • Tri-mode Non-flex cut ANSI Hotswap PCB
    • Tri-mode ISO Hotswap PCB

 

Front Design:

We have opted for non-exploded arrow keys on the QK75N to create a more balanced front design and address the feedback we received from the QK75. Additionally, the bottom row no longer includes any 1.5u keys, which improves compatibility with more keycap sets.

The iconic rotary knob from the QK75 has been inherited and integrated with the acclaimed mini screen from the QK100 to create a consolidated media control panel. The rotary knob supports both turning and pressing, while the mini screen displays the time, date, connectivity modes, battery level, and more all at once. You can also customize their functions using QK Config.

 

Side & Back Design:

 We have once again improved the overall structure of the QK75N. The bottom case, battery compartment, and external weight are now separated. This allows us to apply different colours to each component, which creates a more layered side and back profile.

The replaceable badge on the QK80 has been inherited and utilized as the cover of the dongle pod. Each colorway has its own badge that matches the design theme. Additional screen bezel, rotary knob and badge are also available for purchase if you would like to choose your own.

Unlike previous QK keyboards, the QK75N will be available in 14 pre-set colourways. These colourways are specifically designed to match each badge theme, which also reduces the number of variants and improves production efficiency. 

You can purchase plain badges and tags as additional parts to create a cleaner back profile as well.

 

Structure:

The QK75N still utilizes the same PCB mount system as its predecessor. However, we have redesigned the gaskets and their positioning to improve the sound profile and offer a more consistent typing feedback. The PCB gaskets are now in 30 duro hardness. Regardless of the plate used, you can expect a softer typing feedback compared to the previous QK75.

We understand that ribbon cables have long been a source of frustration for keyboard enthusiasts. To address this issue, we have introduced a magnetic connector to replace the ribbon cables between the PCB and daughterboard. These magnetic pins will automatically connect and disconnect when the case is opened and closed, eliminating concerns about damaging the ribbon cable during assembly and disassembly.

 

PCB & Layout:

  • Tri-mode Flex-cut ANSI Hotswap PCB (1.2mm)
    • Using QK Config for functions like key-map changing; doesn’t support QMK/VIA/VIAL
  • Tri-mode Non-flex cut ANSI Hotswap PCB (1.2mm)
    • Using QK Config for functions like key-map changing; doesn’t support QMK/VIA/VIAL

  • Tri-mode Non-flex cut ISO Hotswap PCB (1.2mm)
    • Using QK Config for functions like key-map changing; doesn’t support QMK/VIA/VIAL

 

Specification:

  • Typing angle: 7 degree
  • Front height: 18.3 mm
  • Weight: around 1.5kg before built, around 2kg after built

 

Firmware:

All Tri-mode PCBs use QK's proprietary software, QK Config, for functions such as keyboard testing and changing key maps.

 

Plate:

Plates are available in five materials: FR4, Aluminium, POM, PC, and Carbon Fibre. FR4 and Aluminium plates have flex cuts to provide a softer typing feedback, while PC, POM, and Carbon Fibre plates do not have flex cuts. All plates are universal and can be used for different layouts.

 

Content List:

  • Top Case + Bottom Case + Battery Compartment + External Weight
    • With two pre-installed 2200 mAh batteries
  • Badge - Installed
  • Rotary Knob - Installed
  • PCB Kit
    • PCB of your choice
    • PE sheet
    • PCB Foam
    • The 2.4GHz dongle will be stored inside the dongle pod under the badge
  • Plate of Your Choice
  • Poron Case Foam
  • PCB Daughterboard - Installed
  • Mini Screen + Screen Daughterboard - Installed
  • Silicone Gaskets
  • Rubber Feet
  • Backup Screws
  • Free Gifts (Not covered by warranty):
    • A set of 75% Owlstab v2
    • Keyboard protective case
    • Screwdriver
    • Switch + keycap puller
    • Coiled USB-C cable

 

QK75N Addons Available Here

 

Disclaimers

Shipping Time and GB Agreements (PLEASE READ):
These products are set to be shipped out in Q3-Q4 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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