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[In-stock Extras] Derivative R1

[In-stock Extras] Derivative R1

Regular price $475.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $475.00 USD
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Kit includes keyboard, aluminum full plate, PCB + Daughterboard, carrying case & microfiber cloth, 50A O-ring, assembly hardware, misc. documentation. HHKB layout kits include 2 o-ring standoffs and mounting hardware*. Kit does not include keycaps, switches, or stabilizers.

* While A stock Blackout kits will come with spare color-matched hardware, A- / B stock Blackout kits will include standard spare parts. The board will still come assembled with black hardware.

  • Layout: 60% (Full / WKL / HHKB)
  • Typing angle: 6.5 degrees
  • PCB: Custom Zed60 by Mechlovin'
  • Materials: Aluminum 6063, Stainless Steel 304
  • Weight: ~1200g / 2.70 lbs unbuilt
  • Front Height: varies (22.4mm EKH)
  • Mounting: O-ring gasket mount / Top mount / Relief top mount

To add extras such as plates, PCBs, and o-rings to your order, click here.


Mechlovin' Zed60 Compatibility

Derivative uses a custom JST position, so the chassis is not guaranteed to be compatible with other common PCBs. The plates available in this group buy are ANSI compatible and do not support ISO layouts.

Change is the only constant

Derivative R0 originally ran in December of 2021 as an exclusive in-stock sale, featuring a new curved front-lip design and stunning 'dirty champagne' anodization. It's since garnered enough interest to warrant an official re-release featuring several key design refinements. This R1 revision includes a newly-proportioned weight design, reworked corner transitions, an interior facelift, and a slew of new color options.


Designed to be differentiated

Derivative was designed to be a graceful balance between classic keyboard aesthetics and unique visual cues. Novel elements come together to create a distinct identity. A fresh & multi-faceted side profile, a subtle yet always-visible convex front-lip, and an inset two-piece weight with contrasting finishes are core concepts to the exterior design.


Function, and form

While not exactly unlimited, Derivative provides excellent versatility by offering three mounting methods with distinct tactile and acoustic properties: o-ring gasket mount, top mount, and relief mount. In addition, several options for o-ring hardness allow for an even finer level of tuning towards your preferred typing feel and sound.

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Shipping & Quality Expectations

Please see our order cancellation / refund policy in the FAQ for more details.

As these are a full-inventory extras release, these keyboard kits are final sale. There are no units allocated for replacements.

Quality Control: See the following section for QC grading. QC is subjective. Internal surfaces are not considered during quality control inspection. Due to the nature of mirror-polished stainless steel, polished parts will be inspected to the best of our ability. There may be minor, unavoidable hairline / micro scratches and markings on mirror-finished surfaces. Regardless, these markings will inevitably be picked up naturally with day-to-day use. 

A stock: As visually and functionally perfect as reasonably possible. Imperfections should not be visible while in use. No dents, no scratches, no dings.

A- stock: Excellent, but imperfect finish. There may be minor deviations or inconsistencies, but most should not be visible and imperceptible while product is in use. No dents, no dings.

B stock: Keyboard may have visual flaws, or imperfections may be visible while in use. 

Anodization: Product renders attempt to reproduce accurate portrayals of the anodized colors, but may not be entirely reliable. The perceived tone, brightness, and saturation of anodized aluminum can vary significantly with different lighting and angles. As anodization is a manual process and results vary from part thickness / size, there may be minor differences between parts that are anodized to be the same color.

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