MONOKEI x ともだち - Hidari
We're excited to announce the first design for MONOKEI x Thesiscamper - Hidari.
Thesiscamper, who is no stranger to the scene, was the first designer we worked with back in 2017 (Kira60, anyone?). I still remember sitting in a cafe with Thesis and a bunch of folks amazed at the signature side profile that would one day become a consistent motif throughout his designs. Thesis and I have worked closely on many other designs and renders and over time frequently talked keyboards over meals. It seemed fitting to mark the beginnings of MONOKEI x friends with the designer that worked with us in our first ever group buy.
The Hidari is a 1800 Southpaw layout keyboard with a few tweaks.
More photos here.
1. Sale Format:
This sale is an unlimited group buy with the caveat of The Human Limit as always. We're confident of expanding that definition with the addition of regional vendors.
- The sale will run from the 16th of April 2021 till 10am (GMT+8), 30th April 2021.
- A helpful countdown timer for the duration of the sale is available here.
- ETA: Q4 2021.
The launch time may differ according to region, so keep an eye out on Discord and other social media platforms for more information for your respective regions.
Each Hidari comes with a hotswap or solder PCB and a compatible Allen key. The available combinations for the group buy are:
|Kit Colour||Plate Colour||Cover|
|Blush Pink Top&Bottom||Blush Pink Full Plate||Alu Silver Cover|
|Olive Green Top&Bottom||Olive Green Full Plate||Alu Silver Cover|
|Royal Purple Top&Bottom||Royal Purple Full Plate||Alu Silver Cover|
|Silver Top&Bottom||Silver Full Plate||Alu Silver Cover|
|Suave Blue Top&Bottom||Suave Blue Full Plate||Alu Silver Cover|
|Titan Grey Top&Bottom||Titan Grey Full Plate||Alu Silver Cover|
We're also offering a brass cover version:
|Kit Colour||Plate Colour||Cover|
|Blush Pink Top&Bottom||Blush Pink Full Plate||Brass Cover|
|Olive Green Top&Bottom||Olive Green Full Plate||Brass Cover|
|Royal Purple Top&Bottom||Royal Purple Full Plate||Brass Cover|
|Silver Top&Bottom||Silver Full Plate||Brass Cover|
|Suave Blue Top&Bottom||Suave Blue Full Plate||Brass Cover|
|Titan Grey Top&Bottom||Titan Grey Full Plate||Brass Cover|
Please note that both aluminium and brass covers will be sandblasted. Patina will occur over time on the brass cover.
Hidari Aluminium Kit
£365 (inc VAT)
|A$555||IDR 6.79 Mil.|
Hidari Brass Kit
£455 (inc VAT)
|A$685||IDR 8.49 Mil.|
We're offering the following items as addons:
- POM full plate (white)
- PC full plate
- Aluminium full plate (silver)
- Hotswap / Solder PCBs
If you're purchasing through MONOKEI, you may also choose to add the usual complements of switches and other peripherals to your order.
6. Shipping & Taxes:
Please check with your respective vendors for further information. For local residents, GST will be absorbed by MONOKEI.
7. Quality Expectations:
While we strive to provide a perfect experience, no kit can be 100% flawless at our scale of production, as such the caveats are as follows:
- No scratches on exposed / user facing parts of the keyboard (after installation of plate & PCB).
- Possible machining marks / scratches on the inside of the kit / pieces not exposed to the user. This includes scratches arising from anodisation hooks.
- Screw holes are NOT anodised.
- Anodisation variation between top and bottom piece. Bottom piece is internal, not seen. Refer to exploded view shown in this post.
- Aluminium cover will be sandblasted silver finish, not polished.
- Brass weight patina: brass as a material tarnishes over time, you can clean it but note that it's a form of oxidation that we cannot control.