The CU80 is a TKL (80%) mechanical keyboard kit that has been designed and produced by capsunlocked.
The case consists of three main parts – a top case, a bottom plate and a footbar – with all three being crafted using high quality Aluminium. The top case has been milled from a solid Aluminium block and features and integrated plate that supports both ANSI and ISO layouts. Alongside its light weight, the case features filleted edges and rounded corners making it extremely nice and easy to hold when you want to move it.
The footbar is a solid Aluminium triangular prism. It attaches to the base plate (3 x M4 screws) and supports the entire keyboard giving it an eight-degree gradient.
The final piece of the case is the rubber foot that also sits underneath the case (on the edge closest to the user). This foot allows the case to sit comfortably on any typing surface; you don’t need to worry about scratching your beautiful CU80 (trust us, they really are beautiful).
There are two PCBs; one for ISO users and one for ANSI users. Both PCB variants have the same feature set with the only difference being the layouts.
The PCBs come with QMK loaded onto them. QMK is highly customisable and allows mechanical keyboard enthusiasts to really make their CU80, their CU80. QMK allows users to re-map keys, control lighting effect, create layers and more! Although the CU80 will come with our firmware loaded, meaning that you can plug in and use, more experienced users still have the option to re-map keys and functions as they see fit.
Don’t like soldering? That’s ok, neither do we – that’s why the CU80 features hot-swap sockets underneath each key! Want to try out some new MX style switches? All you have to do is pull your current switches out, and pop your new switches in – yes, it’s that simple.
In our quest to eliminate soldering, each switch has an SMD RGB LED (say that three times) underneath it. Whilst we recommend using switches with transparent cases to experience the full lighting effect, switches with black (or solid colour) cases may still be used. Please be aware that using switches with opaque cases may reduce the amount, or fully stop, the amount of light that can be seen.
The PCBs support plate and PCB mounted switches. In addition to this, users may also use PCB and/or screw-in stabilisers.
The PCBs support standard keycap layouts and a 6.25u spacebar.
The CU80 ISO PCB is the first custom TKL ISO PCB in the world to feature QMK support, per key SMD RGB LEDs, hot-swap sockets; we are excited to finally bring these features to ISO users.
Included in the Base Kit (No Extras)
- Aluminium Top Case
- Aluminium Base Plate
- Aluminium Footbar
- Rubber Foot
- PCB (ANSI or ISO depending on your selection)
- ANSI or ISO (depending on your selection)
- QMK Support
- Per Key SMD RGB LEDs
- Hot-Swap Sockets
- Standard Bottom Row Support (6.25u Spacebar)
- Supports MX Style Switches
- Supports PCB and Plate Mounted Switches
- Supports PCB and/or Screw-In Stabilisers
- USB-C Connection
Group Buy Information
Start Date: 31-07-2020
End Date: 16-08-2020
MOQ: 25 Units
Lead Time: 3 Months
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