MONOKEI x TGR

Background

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 box art features various elements we spotted while hanging out at Sam's place. From his favourite lamp and keyboard 'keebinets' to his appreciation for coffee culture, Sam has always appreciated the finer details in objects.

The keyboard

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.

The MONOKEI x TGR Tomo is currently in production and is scheduled to be delivered to buyers in Q2 2022. Extra units and parts will be sold at a later date.

Tomo

MONOKEI x TGR

Typing Angle, Weight & Mounting Style

Typing angle: 7 degrees
Weight: Standard Kit (1.6kg), SE Kit (2kg)
Mounting Style: Top mount
Dimensions: 31.5 x 13.5 x 3.5cm
Front height: 2cm

PCB & Layout

Firmware: PCB by Yiancar Designs.

USB-C with JST cable and daughterboard (extra PCBs will come with them as well). The PCB comes flashed with the requisite firmware.

Please use VIA to modify it.

Completing Your Kit

You will need to purchase the following items separately to complete the kit:
- MX switches
- PCB mount stabilisers
- MX compatible keycaps

Additional Parts

Your Tomo Standard kit comes with:
- Solder / Hotswap PCB
- Set of aluminium silver anodised badges (MONOKEI & TGR)
- Polycarbonate (frosted) full plate
- Aluminium silver anodised backplate
- Sandblasted brass weight
- Hex screws
- Rubber feet
- 1x O Ring

Your Tomo SE kit comes with:
- Solder / Hotswap PCB
- Set of stainless steel badges (polished, MONOKEI & TGR)
- Set of brass badges (black polished PVD, MONOKEI & TGR)
- Polycarbonate (frosted) full plate
- Stainless steel (polished) backplate
- Brass (matte PVD) weight
- Hex screws
- Rubber feet
- 1x O Ring