Let's take it back to December 2017, coffee and cakes in Petaling Jaya, KL. Enthusiasts from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore all crowding around a long table talking keyboards while puzzled baristas couldn't make sense of the items brought out of informal bags, wrapped in cloth.
Over the years, Yuktsi (Sam) and the MONOKEI team (including our friends Artemie and Lewynlight) have always shared a love for keyboards and food. From roasts in the MONOKEI household to drinks in the streets of KL, we've shared many conversations revolving around keyboards and culinary delights. This collaboration is a particularly exciting one that we've been working on with Sam for the better part of 2020-2021, and we've worked hard to bring a design from TGR made slightly more accessible for everyone.
The MONOKEI x TGR Tomo is a 75% top mount keyboard with enough space for an o ring mounted build should the user chooses to do so, paired with a daughterboard configuration (USB-C) and the same rubber feet as our previous releases. We've also chosen to forgo a knob and instead utilise a rounded badge as a throwback to famous TGR iterations such as the 910.
Product link: https://monokei.co/products/tomo
Addons link: https://monokei.co/products/tomo-addons
More pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/Ad67jbx
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 and have paid for production slots with the manufacturers for this design.
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.
Tomo Standard Kit
The available colours (top and bottom pieces) for the group buy are:
(Renders are for illustration purposes, final colours may differ slightly)
Each board also comes with:
Tomo SE Kit
(only available at MONOKEI)
• Kit Colour: Silver Top & Bottom
• Stainless Steel (Polished, MONOKEI & TGR)
• Brass (Black Polished PVD, MONOKEI & TGR)
• Plate: Polycarbonate
• Back Plate: Stainless Steel (Polished)
• Weight: Brass (Matte PVD)
Tomo Standard Kit
• MONOKEI: S$675
• Mekibo: US$525
• Apex Keyboards: CAD610
• myKeyboard: €500
• Prototypist £435 (inc VAT)
• DailyClack: A$660.20
• Acid&Co: IDR 7.89 Mil
Tomo SE Kit
• Solder Kit: S$950
• Hotswap Kit: S$965
We're offering the following items as addons and / or upgrades:
If you're purchasing through MONOKEI, you may also choose to add the usual complements of switches and other peripherals to your order.
Please check with your respective vendors for further information. For Singapore residents, GST will be absorbed by MONOKEI.
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: