Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
Charon FE [GB]
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Charon FE [GB]

Regular price
$750.00
Sale price
$750.00
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FE Version is the Family and Friends of Charue Design. For those who know Mickey/DotMatrix directly, you'll have a promo code to reduce the FE price to normal. If you don't have a promo code, sorry! You can still purchase the FE version but at the listed price (the only difference is a special color front and back badge).

THIS IS NOT THE MAIN GB PAGE!

This will be active until the GB is delivered, if you really want one and missed the GB feel free to buy this, but extras will be available after GB delivers.

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This new board is called the Charon, it's based around the oarsmen from Greek Mythology and the painting Isle of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin. We went into this board design with several goals and themes.

We wanted another gasket mount board, but with larger tabs on the plate for the gasket-plate contact but room for the plate to bend. We also wanted to utilize a more detailed and creative weight design paired with the same badge theory as the Sunsetter (a front badge and a back badge that goes into the weight). We also were aiming to create a board with a low low typing angle and front height. Lastly, we wanted a seamless design where there's no visible seam on the side of the board, but under it instead.

The design on the backweight is an interpretation of the painting Isle of the Dead. Over the years, Böcklin re-painted this work in multiple iterations with slight changes each time to reflect what was going on in his life. In modern culture, many others have created their own interpretation of the painting themselves through various mediums (3D models, games, animations, etc). Our team has re-created the painting on a keyboard weight with some changes. Last year, I lost an important relationship with a friend where things had to end. On the Charon weight, you can see there are two people standing across each other on the island, with Charon coming to bring an end to the relationship.

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Specs

  • 65% Keyboard
  • 4 degree Typing Angle
  • 15 mm Front Height
  • 3.5 lbs.
  • Isolation Gasket Mount (with flex room)
  • Interchangeable Front Badge Blocker
  • Multi-level Copper Weight Engraving w/ Interchangeable Back Badge
  • High Solder Layout Compatibility
  • Mix-and-Match Top/Bottom Colors

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What's In the Kit

  • Charon Top Case
  • Charon Bottom Case
  • Copper Weight
    • Raw Sandblasted then Brushed
  • Front Badge
    • Brushed Brass
    • Black Walnut
    • Black Anodized Aluminum
    • Red Anodized Aluminum
  • Back Boat Badge
    • Brushed Brass
    • Black Walnut
  • Brushed Brass Plate
  • PCB, QMK/VIA, USB-C
    • Solder or Hotswap +$15
  • Neoprene Gasket Tabs (will come with extra gasket tabs)
  • Stainless Steel M2 Screws + Allen Wrench (will come with extra screws)
  • Hard Case with EVA Foam
  • Fun Stuff
    • Build Guide
    • Authenticity Card
    • Stickers

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Available Extras

  • Badges:
    • Brass (already included)
    • Stainless Steel
    • Titanium
    • Copper
    • Black Walnut (already included)
    • Mahogany
  • PCBs:
    • Solder PCB
    • Hotswap PCB
    • Deco PCB
  • Rubber:
    • Neoprene Mid Plate
    • Gasket Tabs (already included)
  • Weights:
    • Copper (already included)
    • Brass
    • Stainless Steel
  • Plates:
    • Brass (already included)
    • Aluminum
    • POM
    • Carbon Steel

Shipping Time and GB Agreements:
Shipping time is estimated for August 2021. 

Remember that this is a Group Buy. We're dedicated to make Charon as great as we can, so there may be delays and set-backs.

The timeline is only an estimate and we will try out best to stick with it and keep everyone updated on the progress.

By purchasing the Charon (and its extras) you agree to the GB statements above. You will be charged immediately for this Group Buy. 

 There are no refunds or cancellations on these orders.