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Balance Keyboard


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$495.00 - $525.00
€470.77 - €499.30
£408.28 - £433.03

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<h2 style="text-align: center;">The Balance Keyboard by CannonKeys<br> </h2> <p><strong></strong><em></em>The Balance is a complex FRL-1800 with a knob designed by <strong>Upas </strong>to fill a gap within the keyboard hobby. The name <strong>Balance</strong> comes from the way the keyboard appears to balance on the back accent of the keyboard. Here is some background on the keyboard, as told by Upas:<br></p> <p><em><span data-mce-fragment="1">One of my favorite keyboards to use is the Cypher - but when I use it, I really do miss having a knob to control volume and media. For that reason, even when doing tasks that are better suited for a numpad, I find myself using my Satisfaction75 quite frequently. This board was meant to fill that gap for me, while also playing with a new interesting side profile, considering two-tone color as a first-class design element, and integrating gasket mounting.</span></em></p> <p><strong>Specs</strong></p> <ul class="bbc_list"> <li><span class="bbc_size">Typing angle:<span> <strong>5.5</strong></span><strong>°</strong></span></li> <li>Case Material:<span> </span><strong>Aluminum</strong> </li> <li>Mounting system:<span> </span><strong>Poron gasket isolation sandwich mount</strong> </li> <li>Front height:<span> <strong></strong>~</span><strong>15.7mm (without feet)</strong> </li> <li>PCB:<span> </span><strong>Designed by Upas (with assistance from Ender) using STM32, with some ESD protection. Paired with the ai03 unified daughterboard. QMK &amp; VIA compatible PCB. Solder only.</strong> </li> <li>Plates:<span> <strong>Black aluminum </strong></span><strong>as standard, with FR4, PC and brass as optional extras</strong> </li> <li>Knob: <strong>Alps encoder, CannonKeys knob comes stock, specifics below. Extra knobs in different materials and colors available.</strong> </li> <li>Weight:<span> </span><strong>1.6kg unbuilt (est.)</strong> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Kit Contents</strong></p> <ul> <li>Keyboard top, bottom, top left accent, top right accent, bottom accent piece</li> <li>Black aluminum plate</li> <li>Balance PCB (USB-C, ESD Production)</li> <li>Unified C3 Daughterboard and JST Cable</li> <li>ALPS Encoder</li> <li>CannonKeys Logo Knob</li> <li>Poron Gaskets</li> <li>Rubber feet (bumpon compatible)</li> <li>Foam Carrying Case</li> <li>Microfiber Cloth</li> </ul> <p><strong>Colors available</strong></p> <ul> <li>Navy top/Silver bottom, Silver top accent/Navy bottom accent, <span data-mce-fragment="1">Silver CK knob</span>*<br> </li> <li>Grey top/Lilac bottom, Lilac top accent/Grey bottom accent, <span data-mce-fragment="1">Silver CK knob</span> </li> <li>Black top/Silver bottom, Silver top accent/Black bottom accent, Silver CK knob</li> <li>(+$20) E-white top/Gold Alu bottom, Brass top accent, E-white bottom accent, Gold PVD brass CK knob</li> </ul> <p><em>*In the images the navy version has a gold top accent. the group buy version will have a silver top accent.</em></p> <p><em>The black/silver and white/gold versions are shown as renders and will vary slightly from what is shown.</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>&gt;&gt;Check out the rest of the <a href="" data-mce-href="">Balance collection</a> for more extras!&lt;&lt;</strong></p> <hr> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p><strong>Exploded View</strong><br></p> <p><strong><img src="" alt=""></strong></p> <p><strong>PCB Compatibility</strong></p> <p><strong><img src="" alt=""></strong></p> <p><strong>Universal Plate </strong><b>Compatibility</b></p> <p><strong><img src="" alt=""></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Quality Expectations</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">A stock units should not have any unwanted marks visible once built. A- and B stock units will have some marks showing when built, with A- having less visible than B stock.</p>