Vega

Screwless seamless gasket 65% keyboard by Kevinplus and ai03

Refining upon Polaris and its gasket typing feel, acoustics, and aesthetics, Vega takes things one step further with a steel weight, completely screwless exterior, and refined build process.

Current Project Status: Group Buy Closed; In Manufacturing

  • The factory has been suffering from a major regional power shortage, which is forcing facility shutdowns and off-peak hour operations. This is having a crippling effect on the final stretch of Vega production; due to this, the new best-case ETA is end of October. If power shortages worsen, this may stretch further; any further delays will be reported here.
  • Order edits processing is nearing completion; a system to check final orders will be available once complete.
Last updated 2021-09-25
DateUpdate
2021-09-25
  • The factory has been suffering from a major regional power shortage, which is forcing facility shutdowns and off-peak hour operations. This is having a crippling effect on the final stretch of Vega production; due to this, the new best-case ETA is end of October. If power shortages worsen, this may stretch further; any further delays will be reported here.
  • Order edits processing is nearing completion; a system to check final orders will be available once complete.
2021-08-01

ETA has not changed so far from September despite lockdowns
Order edits supposedly still in progress according to TypePlus
New shipping address edit form created and can be accessed here

2021-06-23

Possibility of further delays due to an emergency COVID lockdown in Shenzhen
If the ETA changes, a further update will be posted

2021-05-07

New ETA likely to be around September due to case manufacturing delays

2021-04-21

Cases still in manufacturing stage at CNC drilling
Possible delays due to manufacturing; an update will be published when the extent of delays are known

2021-03-16

TypePlus working on order edits as well as post-edit confirmation system
Manufacturing currently still on track

2021-01-21

Order edits being delayed in processing
Manufacturing still continuing
Please see #vega-announcements within Discord for more details

2021-01-09

All requests for "order edits for order edits" no longer accepted
Manufacturing continuing

2020-12-31

Cases and PCBs have begun manufacturing

2020-12-07

Group buy closed
Deadline for order edits is 12/07 5:30PM EST

2020-11-28

Board available for sale at TypePlus in group buy format
Current ETA of mid-2021

2020-11-24

In-stock batch sold out
Preparing for group buy on November 28th

2020-10-31

Sales format and info revealed

  • 1000 in-stock units available at TypePlus on November 14; unlimited group buy to follow
  • 359USD in-stock, 329USD group buy
2020-10-14

In-stock batch now available for sale

2020-06-16

IC published to GeekHack

2019-12-07

Board prototype displayed to the public at SoCal meetup

Tailor-Made Typing Experience

Vega brings the extreme typing comfort and acoustic tuning to the 65% form factor, using 28 custom gaskets to completely isolate the plate from the case. A precision-cut foam midlayer and dual stack bottom foam layer allows for precise tuning to balance acoustics and typing feel to your exact preference.

The Reference Aesthetic

The clean, sleek, seamless exterior of Vega has no visible exterior screws, which are conveniently hidden under the keycaps for an uninterrupted minimal aesthetic regardless of the viewing angle. The immense rear-angled weight is made entirely of stainless steel, providing the elegance and heft worthy of being the centerpiece of your desk.

Stress-Free Circuitry

The thin, flex-slotted hotswap PCB comes pre-installed with VIA Configurator compatible firmware, ready for lightning-fast assembly and easy keymap editing without the headaches of drivers and firmware flashing. A solderable PCB kit is available for those who prefer soldering or non-stock layouts.

Thorough Engineering

The centered USB cutout allows for a neutral cable position fit for any desk, and careful design allows for maximized comfort and acoustics even with a hotswap structure. Temporary plate retention screws aid the build process while also protecting the plate inside the case during shipping.

Specifications

Case weight

~1.4kg

Plate materials

Aluminum, Polycarbonate

Dimensions

315 x 110 x 28mm

Typing angle

6.5deg

Price (At time of sale)

329USD group buy, 359USD in-stock

Vendor, availability

In-stock and group buy sold through TypePlus in Q4 2020

Optional add-ons

Soldering kit (Universal plate and soldering PCB)

Colors

Black, Grey, E-White, Blue, Green, Rose Gold

Layouts
  • Default hotswap: xwjfRDz.png
  • Optional add-on soldering kit: 005JRvo.png

Files and Resources

Plate FilesDownload
PCB OutlineDownload
Hardware SpecDownload
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