[IC] TacWorks TAC-K1 65% Layout Aluminium Mechanical Keyboard Kit

TacWorks TAC-K1 offers an audio speaker, diverse backplates, adjustable bar, and decorative nameplates, providing endless fun and customizable options for users.

*Please note this is a barebone keyboard without switches and keycaps.

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We are excited to partner with TacWorks to bring this stunning custom mechanical keyboard to life!

KEY FEATURES:

Colourful Themes

Introducing the new TAC-K1 with a splash of colour and some awesome new features. There are 8 fantastic colour schemes for you, ranging from fun and cute themes to sleek and simple solid colours. Pick the one that vibes with your style the best!

Endless Fun

The TAC-K1 is packed with loads of cool features to keep you entertained and make your life easier. Imagine fun audio speakers, handy interchangeable USB-C port, a customizable nameplate area, and a super soft and bouncy pressure bar gasket mount. We have put our hearts into this, and we hope you feel it every time you use it.

Audio Speaker

The built-in speakers come with a variety of sounds that play with your keystrokes. Choose between wired and triple mode versions for your perfect audio experience.

Decorative Nameplates

Customize your look! The small square nameplates on the rear side can be moved around, and the large backplates work across different themes. You can mix and match with a 3+1 nameplate combo or go all out with four small squares.

Adjustable Horizontal Bar

The horizontally adjustable decorative bars let you decide where to place your USB-C port and nameplates. Flexibility at its finest!

Pressure Bar Gasket

An FR4 material is opted instead of the traditional aluminum alloy for the pressure bar gasket. It is more resilient and gives you a fantastic pressure feel and sound performance.

Sound-Dampening Foams

Depending on your PCB version, the TAC-K1 offers different sound schemes. Our layered sound-dampening foam pack includes battery compartment foam, silicone base pad, IXPE bottom foam, PORON switch socket foam, PET sound pad, and more. While there are slight differences between wired-mode and triple-mode versions, the main materials remain consistent, delivering excellent sound and feel.

Plate

The plate has been upgraded to high-quality FR4 material with a sleek black core and purple edges. This offers not just durability but also a stylish look. Plus, you can choose between matte PC and aluminum alloy plates for a softer or sturdier typing experience.

PCB

The K1 comes with two PCB options: a wired-mode VIA version for key remapping and variable layouts, and a triple-mode version that supports RGB backlight and is great for office use. Whether you prefer wired or wireless setups, we have got you covered. Both versions support the fun audio features, so you do not have to compromise on the things you like.

Surface Treatment

All eight colour options of the TAC-K1 are coated with a high-performance composite ceramic finish, ensuring they look and feel amazing.

We cannot wait for you to try the new TAC-K1 and experience all the fun and features we have packed into it. Combined with our TAC-P1 20% Numeric Keyboard Kit, it is sure to provide you with endless fun. enjoy!

SPECIFICATION:

Brand: TacWorks

Product Type: Mechanical Keyboard Kit

Model: TAC-K1

Layout: 65%

Number of Keys: 67

Mount Type: Gasket Mount

Production Process: CNC Cutting

Case & Backplate Material: Aluminium Alloy

Case Coating: High-Performance Composite Ceramic Coating

Backplate Coating: Silk Printing / UV Colour Printing

Colours:

  • Solid Colours: Army Green / Blue and Orange / Milk White / Purple and Green
  • Fun Themes: Caramel Mousse / Matcha Green / Purple Dream Starry Sky / Sakura Pink Sweetheart

Plate:

  • FR4 Plate with 2 FR4 Pressure Bars (default)
  • PC Plate / Aluminium Plate with 2 FR4 Pressure Bars (optional, can be ordered separately)

PCB:

  • Wired Mode: Horizontal Cuts, Hot Swappable with Multiple Compatible Layouts (for both ANSI and ISO), No Backlight
  • Triple Mode: Horizontal Cuts, Hot Swappable Standard 67-Key Layouts, RGB Backlight

Compatible Software:

  • Wired Mode: VIA
  • Triple Mode: Dedicated Software

Charging Port: 1 x USB-C

Battery Capacity: 3100mAh (triple mode version only)

Packaging: Keyboard Storage Bag + Designed Box

Designer: TacWorks

PRICING:

Based on current information, the estimated RRP is AUD$259.95 (USD$169.95) for wired mode version, or AUD$289.95 (USD$189.95) for triple mode version. Prices may change slightly in the future without prior notice.

EXPRESS OF INTEREST:

Two ways to express interest:

The first and easiest way is: Select your colour and connection mode above, then enter your email address and click the “Notify Me” button. By doing so, you have expressed your interest by joining our waiting list. We will send you an email notification when we are ready to run a group buy.

Or, simply complete the IC form to express your interest in this product.

In the meantime, please feel free to follow our Instagram account where we post all the updates on project status.

We will also post relevant major news on our Discord server and Geekhack.

UPDATES:

Waiting to receive sample products from TacWorks. (21/05/2024)

[IC] TacWorks TAC-K1 65% Layout Aluminium Mechanical Keyboard Kit

CNC-Machined Aluminium Composite Ceramic Coating 65% Layout (67 Keys) Gasket Mount Pressure Bar Gasket6-layer Sound-Dampening Foams Flex Cuts FR4 Plate Hot Swappable PCB RGB Backlight (Triple Mode Only) Audio Speaker 8 Colourful Themes Customizable Backplates Adjustable Horizontal Bar Decorative Side Nameplates

OVERVIEW:

The TAC-K1 Custom Keyboard Kit offers a premium experience with CNC-machined aluminium and a composite ceramic coating. It features a 65% layout, gasket mount, 6-layer sound-dampening foams, flex cuts FR4 plate, and hot-swappable PCB. With eight colorful themes, customizable backplates, and a built-in audio speaker with 20 effects, it is highly personalized. The decorative side nameplates and adjustable horizontal bar let you swap the USB-C port and colorful decorative squares, enhancing versatility and user preference. It works best with the TAC-P1 20% custom numeric keypad kit that will bring your productivity, versatility, and ease of use to a new level.

KEY FEATURES:

CNC-Machined Aluminium: The TAC-K1 is crafted from CNC-machined aluminium, ensuring a robust and durable frame with a sleek, smooth finish. This premium construction provides a solid foundation for the keyboard, enhancing its longevity and aesthetic appeal.

Composite Ceramic Coating: The aluminium frame is coated with a composite ceramic layer, which adds a unique texture and extra protection. This coating is designed to resist scratches and fingerprints, maintaining the keyboard’s pristine look over time.

65% Layout (67 Keys): The TAC-K1 features a compact 65% layout with 67 keys, offering a perfect balance of functionality and desk space efficiency. This layout includes all essential keys, making it ideal for both work and play.

Gasket Mount: The keyboard utilizes a gasket mount system, which isolates the PCB from the case. This provides a softer, more cushioned typing experience, reducing vibrations and noise for a quieter operation.

Pressure Bar Gasket: The pressure bar gasket system allows for fine-tuning of the gasket mount pressure. Users can adjust the typing feel and sound to their preference, enhancing the overall customization and typing experience.

6-layer Sound-Dampening Foams: To further enhance acoustics, the TAC-K1 includes six layers of sound-dampening foams. These layers reduce unwanted noise, creating a satisfying, muted sound profile with each keystroke.

Flex Cuts FR4 Plate: The FR4 plate features flex cuts, allowing for more flexibility and a bouncier typing feel. Known for its durability, this plate material offers an excellent balance between rigidity and flexibility for a superior typing experience.

Hot Swappable PCB: The PCB is hot-swappable, enabling users to easily change switches without the need for soldering. This feature is perfect for those who like to experiment with different switch types to find their ideal match.

RGB Backlight (Triple Mode Only): Adding to its allure is the RGB backlight, illuminating your keyboard with vibrant colors and enhancing visibility in low-light environments.

Audio Speaker: An integrated audio speaker enhances the typing experience by offering 20 different sound effects. This feature brings fun and interactivity to typing, with customizable sounds to suit different moods and preferences.

8 Colourful Themes: The TAC-K1 offers eight vibrant themes, allowing users to personalize the appearance of their keyboard. Each theme comes with unique color combinations and design elements to suit various tastes and preferences.

Customizable Backplates: The TAC-K1 includes backplates available in eight different colours or themes, allowing users to swap and choose according to their preference. This variety enables high personalization, giving the keyboard a distinctive look.

Adjustable Horizontal Bar & Decorative Side Nameplates: These features combine to allow you to swap the position of the USB-C port and decorative squares of various colours. This unique design provides versatility and customization options, enabling users to tailor the keyboard's layout and aesthetic to their liking.

SPECIFICATION:

Brand: TacWorks

Product Type: Mechanical Keyboard Kit

Model: TAC-K1

Layout: 65%

Number of Keys: 67

Mount Type: Pressure Bar Gasket Mount

Production Process: CNC Cutting

Case & Backplate Material: Aluminium Alloy

Case Coating: High-Performance Composite Ceramic Coating

Backplate Coating: Silk Printing / UV Colour Printing

Colours:

  • Solid Colours: Army Green / Blue and Orange / Milk White / Purple and Green
  • Fun Themes: Caramel Mousse / Macha Green / Purple Dream Starry Sky / Sakura Pink Sweetheart

Plate:

  • FR4 Plate with 2 FR4 Pressure Bars (default)
  • PC Plate / Aluminium Plate with 2 FR4 Pressure Bars (optional, can be ordered separately)

PCB:

  • Wired Mode: Flex Cuts, Hot Swappable with Multiple Compatible Layouts (both ANSI and ISO), No Backlight
  • Triple Mode: Flex Cuts, Hot Swappable Standard 67-Key Layouts, RGB Backlight

Compatible Software:

  • Wired Mode: VIA
  • Triple Mode: Dedicated Software

Charging Port: 1 x USB-C

Battery Capacity: 3100mAh (triple mode version only)

Item Weight: 1440.0g

Item Dimension (LxWxH): 323x127x34mm

Package Weight: 2100.0g

Package Dimension (LxWxH): 370x170x77mm

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

1 x Aluminium Top Case & Bottom Case

1 x Backplate Themed Accessory

1 x Silicone Bottom Foam

1 x FR4 Purple Edged Plate

2 x FR4 Purple Edged Pressure Bars

1 x PCB

1 x USB-C Board

1 x Sound-Dampening Foam Pack

1 x Speaker Module

10 x Stabilizer Gasket

1 x Screwdriver Set

1 x Charging Cable

1 x Keyboard Storage Bag

1 x Instruction Manual

1 x Designed Package

4 x Anti-Slip Silicone Pads

1 x Silicone Sleeves (several)

1 x Positioning Screws (several)

1 x Screws (several)

The following items are for triple mode version only:

1 x 2.4GHz USB Adapter

1 x 3100mAh Lithium Battery

*Please note this is a barebone keyboard without switches and keycaps.

Additional information

Weight2.2 kg
Dimensions37 × 17 × 8 cm
Case Colour

Army Green, Blue and Orange, Caramel Mousse, Matcha Green, Milk White, Purple and Green, Purple Dream Starry Sky, Sakura Pink Sweetheart

Connection Mode

Tri-Mode, Wired-Mode

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