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The work on the mega. version has now finished. The keyboard is a 3 piece keyboard, PCB will be designed by Yiancar.

Our goal with this keyboard is to create a 65% keyboard made from aluminium, supporting QMK, Hot-Swap and RGB for a great price. This will allow newcomers to the community to have a go-to keyboard with a 65% layout without breaking the bank.

 

 

 

MANUFACTURING COMPLETED

Got questions? Ask away.

The keyboard should be coming in the end of December. I would like to thank you all for the support and the long wait. We are excited and have been using the keyboard mega. prototype for 5 months now without an issue. Yiancar has been a great support, thanks to all input from everyone in the community, as well as the criticism that it is taking too long!

Some info that may not have been posted on the product page –

ISO is coming, yeah… Give it another month and a half.

RGB per LED is programmable using QMK. PCB uses ATMEGA32.

Anything else?

MARCH UPDATE – THE LAST ONE – Promise
Its all been rather crazy to be honest. The dates we had mentioned and said would be held for meant and we had nver expected to run into issues time and time again.
Manufacturing of the mega had been done since start of November, but the Packaging manufacturers had proven to be challenging to work with. It ended up taking until the last days of January to manufacture the custom packaging for Mega, making us miss the shipping slot we had booked, twice. By the time it was done the earliest slot we received was start of march.
So the situation right now is: everything is on its way to us right now! Arrival end of march.
— First week of April we would like to open for orders.

April –

German bureaucracy is killing us, we are waiting for some legal paper work for the German tax system to come in before being allowed to open for orders…. Its been requested many weeks ago so it really should be coming in any day now.

All Parts, all Packaging, absolutely everything arrived last day of March, we have set up everything and only waiting on the stated paperwork.

Sorry guys, we are really trying here and we value you all who are waiting eagerly to get your own Mega.

82 Comments

  • miigou2 months ago

    Hi, do you have an update about the ISO version? Will it drop before early june?

    Great work <3

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    • Julien Powell2 months ago

      Hi, Not just yet sorry. We are making it with the second batch of megas. So once we sellout the second batch is orderred, then it will include ISO.
      THANKS!

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  • miigou2 months ago

    Hi, will there be an option to order switches and caps with?

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    • Julien Powell2 months ago

      switches will be optional but no caps. Best to get those from Candykeys and we organise to ship together as we work closely together.

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  • Stefan A2 months ago

    Will we be able to buy the ISO PCB and plates seperately later on, if we buy the ANSI version when it gets in stock? I’m waaaay too impatient to wait for the ISO, so I might end up buying both versions if seperate PCB and plate sales won’t happen. Can’t wait for the launch!

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    • Julien Powell2 months ago

      Yes Sir, will be made available! Second batch of production with have ISO

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      • Matthias Puchner2 months ago

        When is the ETA for the second batch?

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        • Julien Powell2 months ago

          unsure, we are ordering it once we sell out of first batch or or when we know how demand is and when we will sell out.

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  • Hunter2 months ago

    Do you have an emailing list to be notified when the Mega becomes available?

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    • Julien Powell2 months ago

      You can sign up for our newsletter, but best is to follow us in Instagram, updates are posted there first.

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  • Kenny3 months ago

    When is the Mega coming out?

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    • Julien Powell2 months ago

      First week of april should be the final time now — its shipping to us right now

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  • J C4 months ago

    Hi, is there any update on the status of this keyboard? It has been a while since the last update, and I am looking forward to it.
    Thanks.

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    • Julien Powell2 months ago

      Just updated 🙂

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  • Christian4 months ago

    Any updates on the release date?

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    • Julien Powell2 months ago

      just posted an update here 🙂

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  • Jay4 months ago

    Hi, is there any update on the schedule? The web stated mid of Jan for the start. I was wondering when the mega will be available. Thanks.

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    • Julien Powell2 months ago

      first week of april, just posted an update.

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  • Mikkel S10 months ago

    Hey Julien,

    Still excited – can you please share an update? Would be appreciated.

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  • Joe Westwell12 months ago

    Hi!

    How are we looking? I’m thinking that we’re just on the cusp of seeing that configurator!

    Thanks for the amazing work, can’t wait to see this board!

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  • Woover1 year ago

    Hi! Updates? I can’t wait !!!!!

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    • Jonathan Mohr12 months ago

      Same, completely hyped !!! 🙂

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  • Marc Zwiegela1 year ago

    Hey,
    can you give us a new release date as I read somewhere in the comments,that it should have been released the last few days. Is ISO version still planned to be comming a month after ANSI?
    Can’t wait to have it in my hand someday. Looks like the perfect board for me.

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      Hi!
      the virus situation has postponed manufacturing a few weeks. We are looking at end of April to mid May now. Yes ISO is still planned for roughly 1month after. Production times have increased too though so it could be 6-7 weeks as opposed to 4.
      Hope to deliver to you soon!

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  • Fred1 year ago

    1.25U Alt and 1U AltGr doesn’t make much sense though. Hate it on every board that has that layout. AltGr is much more important. If one of those keys has to suffer it should be Alt.

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  • Ati1 year ago

    Well I guess we wont be seeing this anytime soon. No update, no date, I understand the whole process is very complex. It just would be great to hear from you every now and then, even if it means another delay.

    Just keep us updated, when can we await some news, a product page with details, or sale even.

    Give us a statement please.

    Thank you.

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    • Keenan Chung1 year ago

      did you not read the march update above?

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      • Ati1 year ago

        HI. That was added after my comment, I already did. Bad timing, and since the crisis will take some time, no idea when we will see kits ready for shipping.

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        • Julien Powell1 year ago

          Hi Ati,

          yes it is bad timing indeed. We cant give a date at the moment but are trying our best to organize everything.
          Thanks for your continued support!

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          • Ati1 year ago

            Hello Julien.
            No worries, hope for the best.
            The fact that when I was searching for something similar and found you, in EU, is a small miracle in my mind anyway. Im with you all the way, dedicated. Hopefully this year, christmas comes early 😀

            Keeb us posted, and stay safe.

  • David Hockey1 year ago

    Will there be color options to match previous colorways of the nano? I would be very interested in purchasing one if this is the case. Also, I have tried contacting the company twice in regards to the anodizing of the nano. bento. I look forward to your response!

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      Final Colours of the Mega are being released in the next days. It wont be matching the nano Bento as this was unique in its colour scheme but they should be getting close to the normal nano colours.

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  • vinz1 year ago

    Is it delayed? No february update

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      Sadly yes, component manufacturing and shipping constraints in Asia have pushed it back just a few weeks.

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  • Mikkel1 year ago

    Guys, how are we doing? I am so excited for this!
    – how soon after ANSI layout do you expect ISO?

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  • Mikkel1 year ago

    Any news?

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  • ~Bullets1 year ago

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO YOUR MAILING LIST OF WHEN THESE ARE AVAILABLE.

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  • Steffen1 year ago

    Hey

    Habe ich das richtig verstanden, das Ganze wird kein Group Buy sein, stattdessen wird es (wie bei Nano) einen Konfigurator geben und die Bestandteile sind tatsächlich bereits auf Lager und versandbereit? Und gibt es eigentlich einen ungefähren Zeitpunkt zu dem ANSI und danach ISO Varianten verfügbar sein werden?

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      Hi Steffen,
      Ja genau, den Konfigurator wird es erst geben wenn wir alle Bauteile vor Ort haben und auch Tatsächlich bauen und Ausliefern können. Aus dem Nano haben wir schließlich gelernt 😉 die ISO Variante sollte ca. 1 Monat nach dem ANSI kommen.

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      • Steffen1 year ago

        Hi Julien,
        besten Dank für die schnelle Rückmeldung! 🙂
        Und gibt es für die ANSI Version einen ungefähren Zeitpunkt oder wollt ihr dazu lieber nichts sagen, nachdem ihr die Pläne schon häufiger ändern musstet?

        Ich bin auf jeden Fall schon sehr gespannt auf das Board und die Konfigurationsmöglichkeiten. Der Blogeintrag liest sich schon extrem verlockend bei so viel Detailliebe (Padding für die Plate, wow!).

        Ebenso gespannt bin ich bereits auf die tacit Switches – hoffentlich kommen sie bald an ♥

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        • Julien Powell1 year ago

          Hi Steffen,
          wir planen mitte Febraur, genauer kann ich momentan selber nicht sagen, aber alle Teile werden momentan Produziert.
          Freut mich das du ganz gespannt darauf bist, wir auch!

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  • Ati1 year ago

    Hello.

    I am getting the rest of things ordered before the .mega is available and was wondering what kind and size of stabilizers will fit the board? What kind will be included? I am trying to make sure they will be quiet from factory or after modding since I am buidling as silent as I can(with Aqua Zilent V2).

    RSHift:
    LShift:
    Enter:
    Backspace:
    Spacebar:

    etc

    Thank you.

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      Hi,
      sounds like a good build, all stabilisers will be from Cherry.
      By the way you will have the option to customize your Mega. with our new Silent Tacit switches as well!

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      • Ati1 year ago

        Hello.

        Good to know, can you please share the stab sizes as well?

        Ive seen the tacit, it is really interesting and I might buy a bunch in the future, but since this is my first build I prefer the Zilents for now.

        Thank you.

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        • Ati1 year ago

          I would like to know if the stabilizers are screw in, plate mount or pcb mount. Is the spacebar 6.25u or 7u?

          Thank you

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          • Julien Powell1 year ago

            Hi,
            Stabs are pcb mount, spacebar is 6.25u.

  • Koniotaur1 year ago

    I’ve been following this for ages now it seems, will someday there be an non hot swap pcb available?

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      We are planning this yes! Cant tell you when though, getting the hotswap out is priority. Hope to update you soon

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      • Koniotaur1 year ago

        This is some great news, are you planning on expanding tops as well? Wkl or wk maybe?

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      • Koniotaur1 year ago

        And what about expanding this further some day with maybe wkl or wk top?

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  • Matteo1 year ago

    You guys really do amazing work at such a low price point on all your products.

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      thanks so much! really appreciate the support!

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  • Alex1 year ago

    Any Eta for the keyboard and the tacit switches? I suppose q2 next year if we are lucky?

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      It will be earlier! Mid February is realistic now. All components are currently being manufactured!
      The Tacit Switches are in transit and launching in the next days!

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  • lord eilertsen1 year ago

    “The colors are probably set now, black, silver, blue, a darker green and then a unique red. Colors will be expanded on fast. MORE news is that we also will be selling the ANSI plates before the ISO ones come because the ISO ones require more time”

    Does this mean we wont be able to order this with an ISO layout until a later time? I have been waiting _a while_ for this now and am wondering what to do…

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      All parts are currently being manufactured and mid February is realistic now but yes ANSI first. ISO should follow 1 month later!

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  • Alex1 year ago

    Any ETA from configurator going life over production to arrival of shipped orders`for the mega keyboard? Also nice to know for the tacit switches. I go on a limp and say not 2019 anymore, b ut is late q1 or early q2 2020 realistic?

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      All components are being manufactured as we speak! Products pages are currently being worked on. Mid February seems is realistic now!

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      • Ati1 year ago

        I have created an appointment in my calendar for the 13th of February.

        Will check back every now and then, will there be an option to reserve/pre-order a kit ? I would very much like to do so.

        Thank you.

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        • Julien Powell1 year ago

          Hi,
          sounds good, no we wont be doing preorders or reservations. We will launch the Mega on social media though, so you will know when it comes online as long as you are following us!

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  • Tekilashot1 year ago

    Rose gold and purple for the next color please

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      Noted!

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  • Sebastian Frosch1 year ago

    Hi Folks,

    wenn ich das richtig verstehe wird es auch eine deutsche Version geben?! Wird es wie beim Nano eine Option mit einer durchsichtigen Grundplatte und Beleuchtung geben?

    Grüße
    Sebastian

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      Guten Tag!

      Ja, die Tastatur kommt mit ISO-DE Weiss und Schwarz Tasten von GMK als Config. Option falls jemmand DE Tasten sucht.

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  • Niklas W1 year ago

    Is there a updated landing date or new progress to share? Very interested in this keeb, looking forward for the launch!

    Keeb up the good work!

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    • Julien Powell1 year ago

      We will post a update tonight!

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  • Marco Fonseca2 years ago

    About the keycaps kit. For the ISO user it will most appreciated that it includes ALL the extra keys for those different layouts – DE, UK, Portuguese, Spanish, French, NOR and so on. As a reference example the INTERNATIONAL KIT option from GRANITE KEYSET has all the goodies. It is by far the most comprehensive international set I am aware of.

    You may then consider selling the bulk of keycaps as single option order or as a core set plus an extra optional set for the less common layouts.

    Please share your thoughts about this will you?

    ThkU!

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    • Julien Powell2 years ago

      Hey Marco,

      We are working to make a INTL kit with a WoB GMK kit as standard. We are aware there are so many GBs running that it would make no sense to bring something even newer in as most customers of this keyboard will probably already have a set that they prefer more. So we will be sitting around with WOB and some cool Mods or colored caps to let you guys customize it how you need. Thank you for your feedback.

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      • Marco Fonseca1 year ago

        ThkU for your input. As far as I saw the NORDEUK++ international set from Gmk Wob is fairly good:
        Supported Languages:
        UK, British
        ISL, Icelandic
        NO, Norwegian
        SE, Swedish
        FL, Finnish
        FO, Faroese
        DK, Danish
        DE, Deutsch
        PT, Portuguese

        My personnal opinio: ALL international keycaps sets for ISO shpuld have these!!! Everyone wouldn’t mind paying a couple of euros extra for the full pack as it would serve everyone. A new standard like this would open us ISO-INTERNATIONAL users the whole spectrum of keycap sets currently only available for ANSI and UK, and sometimes Norde users.

        Do you agree with this statement?
        ThkU again!
        Looking forward for that Mega.

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        • Alex1 year ago

          what about CH, Swiss ?

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          • Julien Powell1 year ago

            will be looking into that too!

          • MARCO FONSECA1 year ago

            Those too 🙂

  • Attila Tamas2 years ago

    Greetings from Slovakia.

    First of all, thank you for the effort. Finding EU shops/developers/distributors for kits is hard. I think not many of the community know about you or it might have been just me who recently found out thanks to Candykeys, thanks David, anyway, really looking forward to this board and the hopefully lower than usual price.

    Im looking for my entry to the KB building hobby and as such I dont want to go all in straight from the start.

    As I found out my options are limited to EU stock or direct orders from china, but still hitting the 300EUR price or certainly higher for a full kit.

    Looking forward to more details and eventually ordering one.

    Aluminium: ✔
    65%: ✔
    QMK: ✔
    KIT: ✔
    Hotswap:++

    Hopefully there will be an option to get the kit without switches/keycaps or with “wasabi”+PBT.

    Many thanks, all channels open for updates 🙂

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    • Julien Powell2 years ago

      Hello Attila,

      Thank you for the kind message. So indeed we are working to keep the price as low as we can 🙂 We will be offering the switch with it too, but at the moment it looks like that the switch will be delayed to December where-as this keyboard will come at the end of November in stock.

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      • Attila Tamas2 years ago

        Thank you for the update.

        I already ordered Zilent switches, so now I am waiting for the mega kit to be released so I can build my own. End of november sounds great.

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      • Rob Hughes2 years ago

        Will this connect via Bluetooth or USB? Thanks

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        • Julien Powell1 year ago

          USB for now, the certification for BT is a tough shot.

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          • Ati1 year ago

            USB-C I hope, but anyway this is amazing from the updates. Hotswap, qmk, silent, premium quality.

            Cant wait to get my parts reserved.
            Body, pcb, plate, stabs, mute padding, no switches(ordered zilents), no caps.

            Thank you.

          • Matthew1 year ago

            If you need help with BT certification like UL or any of those I can be of service for free.

  • D H2 years ago

    Will it be ISO compatible?

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    • Julien Powell2 years ago

      Yes it will be ISO compatible.

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