Vanguard65 Keyboard Kit

$ 274.99 USD

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Overview

Type
Top Housing
Bottom Housing
Stabilizer Housing
Stem
Mounting Pins
Spring
Pre-Lubed
Total Travel
Front Height
19.2 mm
Typing Angle
6.5 degrees
Dimensions
357 x 117 x 31 mm
Mount
Gasket Sock PCB Mount
Weight
Brass, sandblasted CC
Manufacturer
Dimensions
Stitched Edges
Material
Mount
Print
Profile
Designed by
Keebfront

Additional Info

The Vanguard65 (VG65), is a keyboard kit that serves both aesthetic beauty and function while incorporating a slider and knob. The case design is inspired by the Porsche Cayman, which is a perfect representation of a timeless masterpiece.

IMPORTANT: If you are going to purchase extras, you must have bundled with the VG65 kit. Visit the Extra parts page and add items to the cart.

Slider Features

Change the slider function using VIA
  • Layers Shift: Switch between keyboard layers programmed in VIA.
  • MIDI Controller: Open up a new landscape for creativity and production to compatible software such as OBS, Twitch, Adobe Illustrator, Lightroom, Blender, and more.
  • RGB Brightness Control: Set the brightness levels of the case underglow.
  • Volume Control: Command your system volume with MIDI companion programs


Timeline

  • GB Start: May 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM-CST (USA)
  • GB End: June 24, 2023
  • Estimated Ship Date: Q1-Q2 2024.

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Plate Material

You can run PLATELESS or use the POLYCARBONATE plate included in the kit. Additional plate materials are available for purchase in the Extra parts page.

Case Materials

Top

  • Aluminum 6063

Bottom

  • Polycarbonate White Frosted
  • Black Aluminum 6063

PCB

  • Custom designed hotswap with underglow
  • ANSI/ISO hotswap support
  • QMK/VIA compatible
  • Split backspace support
  • Kailh hotswap sockets
  • Universal USB-C daughterboard
  • 1.2mm

Kit Contents

  • Top and Bottom Case
  • Brass Weight
  • Hotswap PCB
  • Polycarbonate Plate
  • Foam Dampening Kit (Case and Plate Foam)
  • Gasket Socks
  • Screws
  • Daughterboard
  • Case Feet
  • Rotary Encoder
  • Rotary Knob
  • Fader Encoder
  • Fader Handle
  • QR Code to build guide

VoxelMods x VG65 Artisan Cables

Note: This is a pre-order item, meaning you are placing an order prior to availability. There are no refunds or cancellations on these orders. Please do NOT combine group buy items with in-stock items as your order will be processed but won't be fulfilled till the current item is ready to ship. By purchasing this item, you agree that you understand everything mentioned above including its' mentioned wait period.

DISCLAIMER: Some photos in the gallery are renders and colors may not be accurate or are subject to change in final production.

Product Updates

  • May 24: Group buy is live.
  • Jun 24: Group buy closed.
  • Jul 21: Supplier payments have been finalized. Materials are being purchased to start production.
  • Jul 28:  Approved for production and in queue.
  • Aug 2: In production - CNC
  • Oct 31: There was a month of delays because of a flood where the factory is.
  • Dec 5: In production - Anodization.

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