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Datamancer Planck Hardwood Keyboard Case

Datamancer Planck Hardwood Keyboard Case

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I like it very much!
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However, it was necessary to shave part of the case to fit the top-plate.
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And I think it is necessary to stick the cleat. Because it reduces rattle by slight distortion of the bottom.
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These are images with the band, black and brown.
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drunkenJ
I heard that these may be making a return in May this year so maybe they're going to kit them out like the Preonic ones.
When is this coming back. I just got my Planck in and really want to get this case.
Please bring it back!
Does this work with the Anne Pro?
Norcla
No
I don't really trust in the longevity of slide-on leather straps. I'd be way more hyped if another fastening means was chosen. So many different approaches you could take with this idea, I just think slide-on straps will get lost or become mis-sized and fall off the case when stored sideways, say, in a backpack.
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jgracey
I second that. I also don't like that I have to worry about their interaction with the rubber feet I put on the bottom. I would suggest either velcro or some steampunk buckle contraption.
jgracey
They aren't a problem. Have a pokercase version, the straps have stayed tight enough to hold the case together and not slide off. If they ever do stretch out, do what you do to any leather that's stretched, soak it in water and then leave it to dry on the case (probably want to wrap the case in saran wrap or some other thin barrier.
Just put a planck together last week with this case from the last drop. Looks awesome and works great as a travel case!
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nuclear_wizard
Sweet match there between your walnut case and the caps
You can get it straight from the OLKB website: https://olkb.com/planck/top-plate
Will this work for other 40% keebs? I have a AMJ40 and I don't know if it will fit this case.
xXSwiftPandaXx
Look at mounting holes. I highly doubt it. The Planck also mounts from the plate rather than the pcb which most keyboards do
Question: There's a few different PCB revisions, and top plates out there (hi and low). Which combinations does this case support?
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This exactly. It isn't currently compatible with the Hi-Pro top plate, only the Lo-Pro top plate. The newest PCBs I believe are universal.
Datamancer
Thanks for your help :)
So I just go my case and love it. It looks good, it feels good, and it makes my switches sound even better. However, I was wondering whether anyone else has trouble screwing the center screw all the way. I cannot get mine more than half-way in. Just wondering whether this is normal or I am just stupid.
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thanks friend. i simply opted to not make use of the center m.2 screw all-together :P
fsmile
ocasionally with screws you have to apply alot more pressure than usual
Just want to comment on the STELLAR CUSTOMER SERVICE from Datamancer. I carry my Planck with me everywhere to type on the bus and elsewhere on my iPad. I had some stems break on my case bottom (two possibly because of a drop, the others from the subsequent stress)...I told DM and they sent me a whole new case!! (Disappointed I’ll have to buy another set of the industrial-grade rubber feet...and lost my OLKB sticker because the tops aren’t interchangeable :-( but happy my Planck is no longer homeless!!!)
Thanks guys, kudos on an otherwise sturdy (and great-looking) product!!
DvorakNoLegends
These stems are extremely tiny will never last the keyboards live. I had two broken during assembly. However - I glued them with a drop of Ponal wood glue and they did not break again until now.
This seems like a great product! I'm a bit concerned about the leather straps though, since @DvorakNoLegends after the last drop said sliding the straps on/off made the rubber feet dislodge. Was he/she just unlucky or is this to be expected?
eMps
For what it’s worth I got a pair of thinner, stronger rubber feet at the hardware store ($3 CAD) and I’ve been stretching out the straps, and it’s all working fine now...it’s more than worth the little bit of feet trouble.
eMps
Yea the feet have kind of terrible adhesive, and are prone to coming off straps or no straps. I'd look into getting some alternatives.
Will this fit a Rev 3 planck, from the rev 3 massdrop?
grahampheath
I think so, I vaguely remember someone asking this question once...
Would be nice to see to see different material options for the straps, or the ability to opt out of them entirely.
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Of course not, but leather straps will definitely stretch out over time. Probably pretty quickly too if the case is used for frequent travel (which I would imagine this case is ideal for otherwise).
fernandez
not true for me after 5 months. Besides, it's leather, it will shrink, soak it, coat your case in thing plastic wrap and apply the straps, they will shrink as they dry. Worst case, they are just stiched together, take them to any cobbler and they'll restich it tighter for a few bucks.
I would love to see this drop for the new Preonic too...
I dont want the keyboard case I want the keycaps (blank version) that are on the picture! :)
I would love to join this drop, but I have yet to recieve my PLANCK drop (supposedly to be shipping by now).
Loyen
did the pcbs finally come in?
rumblehotep
I got my Planck a few months back now (somewhere in October) and it's working great, however the keycaps I ordered with it are so tight on the switches that they won't come off without ripping the switch apart, so I tried ripping one off and ended up having to replace the switch since the insides of it got bent.
I might still get this case whenever it drops, but I'll probably have to order some new keycaps and replacement switches (if I destroy anymore that is) to be able to change case.
A few moons ago, during a SoCal meetup hosted at Datamancer's warehouse, i saw these Planck wooden cases and they are amazing. The surface of the wood is flawless and the cover also servers as a wristwrest. This case is perfect if you carry your planck with you in your bag.
Massdrop often features that awesome set of 1976 keycaps with centered lettering in the photos of their different keyboard related drops, but I have never been able to find that set of keycaps for purchase. That is the next drop I want to see.
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I found a nice knockoff set on ebay (I think the brand is called OGKey). The legends are centered, but they are dye subbed instead of doubleshot, not SA profile, and the white letters on the red keys is kinda pink. That said, they were $60 and I'm very happy with them. Also random question since you seem very knowledgable: is there a word for how the caps lock key has a pit/valley on in on certain keyboards? The keycaps I bought actually came with one, but the hole on the keycap that you put on the switch was placed poorly so it wouldn't fit on my poker 2. (https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/418986/is-there-a-word-for-computer-keyboard-keys-that-have-a-valley-in-them-like-ca)
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chiliNUT
nvm on the question, apparently it is called "stepped"
Will this fit with JD45 of Carpe Keyboard?
Any chance of ever seeing one of these for a Preonic?
justinpstarr
Yeah probably!
Hey @Datamancer – You guys do kick-ass work. This Planck couldn't have come out any better!!!
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Xyverz
Thanks! Great to hear! Your caps compliment the case well.
I just noticed that one of my screws came loose and I've lost it -- does anyone know what size/type of screws are used so that I can order replacements?
petermblair
Hey sorry it took me some time to respond, they're M2 screws! Let me know if you have any other questions!
Datamancer
Hey, thanks for the reply! I'd forgotten to consider tagging you in the post. Cheers!
Just came in, happy overall! Pleasant surprise: the case top works GREAT as a wrist rest!
Annoying problem though, what exactly is the idea with the rubber feet? Because as you can see from my second picture, attempting to slide the leather straps on or off dislodges the feet! Not sure what I should have done differently...
Thanks, good product overall!
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Just received my case, is this normal? Not sure if a wood chipped off or it's suppose to be like this? something just seems not right to me since the base layer of wood (appears black in the pic) is so so thin..
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HugoV
I have the same sorts of issues on my walnut case. Seems to be scratches on the edges.
Also (without having a planck screwed in) the tolerance levels when the case is closed is really high. I would expect it to be more flush.
Overall doesn't really feel as premium as I would expect for the price.
zeel
I hope you tried to screw it in...it's got quite a small margin but it should fit! You may have to work the screw holes a bit to get them through the PCB!
Happy with my purchase!
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Its now Tuesday and still no update. This will be my last order from Datamancer unless the fit and finish is "PERFECT"!
RedTick
It's all shipped just hasn't updated yet!
@Datamancer Any update on the status of this drop?
clickclackjack
Yes, at this point we expect to ship on Monday. We hit some unexpected delays during the finishing process.
Datamancer
Thanks for the update!
Datamancer is notoriously slow and often late on delivery. I would expect shipping notification by Friday given past performance.
Any updates if delivery will still be on time?
What's the status on this drop? I've not heard anything back, and would love to know if it's still on-time for the estimated delivery of June 19.