[Group buy] JTK White on Black - zFrontier Exclusive

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JTK White on Black - zFrontier Exclusive



DESIGN

-- By fishpod

JTK White on Black is another keyset from the relatively new Chinese manufacturer, JTK. This is a rerun of its debut White on Black set with improved compatibility.

Simple, elegant, timeless. JTK’s White on Black is simply a must-have classic.



Boasting 138 keys, JTK White on Black is designed to be compatible with a wide variety of existing mechanical keyboards, including but not limited to:

  • Standard ANSI (60% / 80% / 100%)
  • CHERRY G80-3000, 3494
  • Leopold 660M, 980M
  • Winkeyless layouts
  • 1800 Winkeyless layouts
  • Custom keyboards (60% / 80% / 100%)
  • HHKB-style keyboards (such as Duck Viper / Duck Eagle)

    In addition, JTK White on Black will include TWO keyset storage trays as well as custom-made Costar stabilizer inserts, both designed and made by JTK.

    BONUS:
    As a token of appreciation, the designer will be giving away 3 sets of JTK Orange on White in a lucky draw.
    Each order of White on Black counts as one draw; the more orders you place, the higher the chance of winning!  

    The prize will be shipped with the White on Black set at the same time with no extra fee for shipping charged.

    RENDERS


    KEYS INCLUDED

    JTK White on Black (138 KEYS)
    • ANSI 104 (104 keys)
      • White on Black alphas and modifiers
    • Additional keys (34 Keys)
      • R1: 1u “JTK”, “Cherry”, “Delete”, “End”, “PgDn”, “←”
        • White on Black
      • R2: 1u “-” 1.5u “HHKB Backspace”
        • White on Black
      • R3: 1u “+”, “PgUp”, “F” bar, “J” bar 1.75u Stepped “Caps Lock” 1.75u “Control”
        • White on Black
      • R4: 1u “Anchor”×2, “Star”×2, “Win”×2, “Fn”, “PgDn”, “0 Ins” 1.25u “Ctrl”×2 1.5u “Ctrl”×2, “Alt”×2, “Control”×2 1.75u “Shift”; 2.25u “Shift”; 7u Spacebar
        • White on Black

      JTK KEYSET TRAY



      JTK White on Black comes with two JTK keyset trays, made using polycarbonate injection molding techniques and specifically designed to comfortably house JTK keysets, ensuring safe transit and storage.


      JTK COSTAR INSERTS

      Some mechanical keyboards (notably from Filco and CoolerMaster) use Costar stabilizers, which have a wire that goes straight through the keycap's Costar inserts. Due to variations in Costar inserts produced by different manufacturers, JTK designed their own Costar stabilizer inserts to ensure compatibility.

      ABOUT JTK

      JTK was established in 2014 with the goal of creating quality yet affordable doubleshot ABS keycaps for keyboard communities worldwide. Since its conception, JTK has created many popular designs, including Orange on White, Orange on Black, Pink on White, Pink on Black, Red on White, Red on Black and more. With each new keyset, JTK has continued to refine its design and production.

      JTK keysets are created according to Cherry spec, following the dimensions of Cherry profile keycaps. The doubleshot ABS keycaps from JTK feature legends that never fade from wear. As the legends are also plastic and not dyed, more vibrant colors can be produced, compared to dyesubbing or laser engraving.

      As ABS keycaps are prone to "shining" over time due to surface oils of fingers eroding keycap surfaces, JTK decided to employ a textured surface finish on their keycaps. This greatly reduces shining, extending the lifespan of the caps and putting JTK ahead of other ABS keysets.

      Benefits of doubleshot keycaps:

      • Legends that will never fade or be worn out
      • More colors available as opposed to dyesubbing (only darker legends on lighter background).
      • Legends do not affect keycap surfaces, keeping the surface completely uniform throughout (unlike lasered/printed/UV coated legends)

      SPECIFICATIONS

      • JTK White on Black
      • Cherry profile
      • High quality 1.5mm doubleshot ABS plastic
      • Manufactured by JTK
      • Made in China

        TIMEFRAME

        • Group buy: Jun 26 - Jul 17, 2017
        • Estimated ship date: Sep 2017