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Royal Glam 60% Wood Keyboard Case

Royal Glam 60% Wood Keyboard Case

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Has the screw hole issue fixed with this or is it still a problem and can't be used with my Vortex POK3R?
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That’s based solely on the number of times the they’ve had this drop and not commented on the issue
There's still a *lot* of high quality stuff here on Massdrop, but why they continue to partner with Royal Glam is beyond me. It's not just these frames either, if you go into the comment sections on any of their drops they seem to have a very big problem with QC.
I WANT THIS! Does anyone know when will be back in stock?
Received mine. Screw holes were off, can't mount my pok3r. They are giving me a refund, and the hunt for a case continues. :(
evantravers
Try an NPKC frame. Theyre available on Amazon as well as kbdfans.cn.
I am not saying this case is bad. but dont understand why people make the keyboard to small size of 60% , then use this case to make keyboard big again?
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scottlu
Personally, I like to bring all the keys to my fingers, so I don't have to move my hands as much. Over a long day, moving your hands to and fro to the numpad and nav cluster does get tiresome. Plus, the wrist rest is more for ergonomics. It's a little nicer to type on a board with a wrist rest for long periods, as your hands aren't angled up as much. But hey, the whole point of having customizable keyboards is so that you have more choices. :)
ProtoTRD
looks like you the "VIM" guy.
can anyone tell me if this will fit a KBP V60?
This was almost a automatic buy for me when I saw it drop again but thankfully I came and read these comments first. YIKES. Good looking out, MD community.
EndlessBen
I'm happy with mine on my pok3r, but I did need to finish the wood with tung oil like I've mentioned somewhere in the comments.
Personally I've always thought that these looked fantastic but never been able to justify the price
does this fit a pok3r?
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MYnameisTObin
After reading post below, it sounds like I got lucky my screw holes were close enough to work. I would say put this in the "Don't buy" until there is confirmation that a standard 60% layout will work consistently.
hypersprite
alright thanks appreciate it
I would love to order this case now that it has dropped again, but the past comments about missaligned standoffs is really putting me off. I won't join unless it is confirmed by Massdrop that the issue has been resolved.
Any word on this, Massdrop? Or @WoodLab Kevin ?
ealiagach
13 weeks later, and they're still mute on the issue. Suspicious, to say the least.
Can someone from Massdrop comment on if the standoff issue has been remedied?
You know..... I gave these guys the benefit of the doubt. Despite all the product complaints, I gave them a shot. There appears to be more than a year of time to have solved these issues with the standoff’s not being correctly placed....but no. Not a single screw is aligned properly. Not. One. I mean.... Do you guys not have a template you can just set down in these and drill the holes so they’re correct every time? I’m blown away. I can’t even drill my own holes because they would over lap with the misaligned ones. It would have been better if there were no holes at all.
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I've been able to install my Pok3r RGB in two of these cases but I had to install the screws about halfway and then tighten them down. Also, on my first one I had to remove all of the standoffs and reinstall with two part epoxy to get them to stay in. On the second one I had to replace the standoffs that were filled with gorilla glue and epoxy them back in.
BTW, you could move standoffs even with an overlap using some epoxy putty to fill the holes and redrill but it is a bit ridiculous and there really is no excuse for it.
Let's just say I know I won't be ordering any more Royal Glam products. :/
hypersprite
In my case none of the screws lined up with any of the holes, so there wasn’t going to be any halfway tightening unfortunately. The epoxy idea would work, I just didn’t think of it at the time. I’ve been wanting the Pok3r rgb for a while, so I might spend some time on it to make that work I guess. Undecided at the moment on whether I want to go the extra mile.
Received my case the other day. Oak with wrist rest. The finish looks smooth and ok. There's a slight "dent" in the wood on the bottom, but it seems like it was there *before* it was sanded and polished. Not a biggie.
A bigger biggie is that the screw holes are completely off. Like, all of them. I wanted to match this case with my BananaSplit60 PCB (which, to my knowledge, follow the usual Poker/GH60 standard), but the screw holes are off by a mm or two or so. If I align one, then the others don't line up. Especially bad are the left- and rightmost holes. They won't work *at all*.
I'll try matching it with a GH60 PCB tonight just to check. Otherwise, I might not have another choice but to return it.
Feeling mighty disappointed. I had a very special build in mind for this wooden case. :(
If anyone can recommend other wooden cases that actually FIT the PCBs, please do share.
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I *might*. I haven't had the time lately to tinker with it and I'm out of town at the moment. Will shoot you a line if I decide to sell it. :)
control
Alright cool dude! my reddit name is quaddepo so without the 'S' here
So the drop just ended and had an estimated ship time of March, but the next day I’m being shipped a keyboard case. I thought this drop was for a new batch of keyboard cases, not something previous. Is Massdrop sending me someone’s previous return?
collin.cox
Yeah. I'm pretty confident this is a return from a previous drop. All the issues mentioned in that drop are present on this case. What is the deal here MD, send this back to Royal Glam already. I would still like an answer regarding the latest drop. Is this for a new order, or were you trying to unload the last of the returns?
I'm really confused why so many people are still supporting this drop, considering the number of reported problems. I really want to buy one, but with such bad quality control, I can't bring myself to pull the trigger
linnes
I've had my reservations based on what I've seen too, but I did get a headphone stand a while back that's excellent. There weren't any issues and it's sitting pretty on the desk today. Hopefully this drop will be the same.
I received my Padauk case without wrist rest, which will be used with an XD60/64 pcb and plate.
Pros: The wood is beautiful and all screw holes match up with my PCB. Also, it arrived on time (hooray!).
Cons: The cutout for the USB port is significantly off, needing to be higher and a bit deeper. When I first tried to fit the PCB in, the USB input bent downwards because the top of it is flush with the opening. As a result, I will need to expand the opening so that I can plug into my keyboard. Another con, relatively minor, is that the screw tops are hard to get a good grip on with my screw drivers. It's like they were designed to be half-way stripped.
Received mine this morning, and i can confirm what a lot of people are saying. Most (if not all) of the screw holes are completely clogged with glue, and the holes are completely flush with no standoffs of any kind to support the pcb. I will be trying tonight to see if i can clean them enough to get the screws to thread.
I had hopes for an increase in quality given a prior conversation in this thread that took place right after the last drop ended ( https://www.massdrop.com/buy/royal-glam-60-wood-keyboard-case/talk/1864033 ). Makes me wonder if the case i got is one that was returned previously, and is trying to be resent until somebody "accepts" it.
Nephlock
Standoffs aren't necessary in a wooden case. The glue sucks and shows that there wasn't a ton of QC by Kevin or MD but it's easy to pick out with a knife and shouldn't take more than 10 or 15 minutes.
mitchyd17
"There wasn't a ton of QC by Kevin or MD"
Welcome to ever Royal Sham drop ever.
will this fit FaceW 60% Pcb?
looks like QC for this drop is sub standard as well
Got my case yesterday. Absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to build my new board! My one issue was that there was glue in the screw holes for the standoffs. It's relatively easy to clean out with an x-acto knife or a small pick but just something would have rather not had to deal with on a finished product. I'd still recommend the case though based on the overall quality.
Just got the case. 3 out of the 6 screws don't fit into the holes on the case. It just don't screw in. The problem seems to be with the holes, not the screws. The holes on the case has signs of repair on it already (glues). I suspect I received a case that's returned by someone. The repair obviously did not work (otherwise I won't complain here).
Case not usable at all due to the above issue. Very disappointed.

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energyd
It seems the new glue blocked the holes.Use a small knife to clean it.
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By the way I will use the brass post to prop up the pcb.
WoodLab Kevin
Thanks for the reply. Wish it came earlier though.. Didn't know it was fixable (Tried to use the screw driver to clean the holes but failed) so I returned the case already.
And yea having some standoffs (brass post) to support the pcb would be great. Wish we can get the exact same standoff on the product page, that just looked way nicer:
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Any updates over here? :)
mitchyd17
I just received my shipping notification : )
David_R
Just got mine!
WoodLab Kevin
May I make a suggestion?
If you rout the inside of the case 1 - 2mm deeper, you can accommodate for the little wood standoffs as pictured on the description page. Then sink the metal inserts into those stand offs using a smaller hole. This would eliminate the need for glue, as once the PCB is screwed down, protrusions on the PCB (switch pins, chips, stabilizer screws etc) won't be applying pressure to the bottom of the case.
Just out of curiosity, could someone tell me the thickness of this case? Front and back?
Thanks!
I'm disappointed with my case. It's slightly bowed and and the screwholes don't match up with a GH60 PCB (I tried two).
Anybody know if this will fit a GK64 hot swap?
Here mine is after a couple coats of Tung oil with MaxKeys Cyan and Dolch
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Got mine a few days ago and was going to start my built today but noticed that these do not come with standoffs? How are we supposed to securely screw in the PCB to this without it being uneven due to things on the bottom of the PCB?
Edit: Just tried to screw the included screws into my case as some users have mentioned that they do not fit. 2/6 mounts are extremely tight and it is very difficult to screw in the screw. The quality of the included screws is also pretty bad, when screwing out one of the screws that was stuck inside the mount, the head completely sheared off. There are only 6 included screws so if wanted to use this I am out one. Luckily for me me 3/6 mounts do not align with a standard 60% PCB and thus can't be used. Overall I am extremely disappointed in the quality of this case
I got a black walnut case on the last drop. It's a good, solid case, with an alright finish. Doesn't come without it's issues though. The hole for the USB port wasn't cut very well, and there are no wood stand offs as shown on alot of the pictures on the description page. The screw inserts lay flat with the case, which causes issues if you have things that stick out on your PCB. My Pok3r RGB (dual PCB) wobbled quite a bit because of this, and another PCB with holtites had some issues too. The inserts were also misaligned.
It's a shame because I love the case, but for some users it's going to require some modding.
LukeNukem
Same deal with my Pok3r RGB... I had to file out a bit near the dip switch hole and file out a bit around where the USB port would sit. Once that was done it fit pretty well. Except the left side screw hole didn't match my PCB. 5/6 screws is enough for me. Went with thicker nonslip pads instead of the tiny ones it came with, in case of wobble.
I just received mine from last drop and I'm really disappointed: bad finish, twisted screw threads and no rubber pads ....
I already sent a message to the MD help center but their answer was that the USB hole seems to be normal .... Yeah, I didn't understood too ...
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feedbaack
That is definitely a crack and shouldn't be there.
I'm quite interested in a Royal Glam case, but seeing a lot of questions regarding finish/build quality go unanswered really makes me undecided. I hope @WoodLab Kevin and/or previous customers could help me with some answers.
What finish is used on the cases?
How have they held up after use?
Would refinishing them be necessary?
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I used 0000 steel wool to rough up the surface, then before applying each new coat to rough up the surface so it would take. I've got 3 on it currently but I'll go up to 4 or 5.
Bending/cracking is caused by the wood not being sealed, which is why I'm sealing it before I install the keyboard, I've had no issues after I glued the screws in.
Athlon
Big thanks for summing it up for me! I think I'll give one of these cases a go. They look stunning.