Recently I’ve been doing lots of kitting changes to SA Ramses. Kitting is very important to me because I have a habit of wanting to try every single funny layout available, so I’d personally want a versatile keycap set myself.
However we all know that SA has its limitations, and I can’t go ham on kitting like how KAT/KAM can. MOQ woes! I was also speaking with my lead vendor about how kitting can be balanced with price. So sadly, I have to say that this isn’t the final form of the kitting. I’ll probably be looking at the numbers in the IC forms, and taking several versions to Signature Plastics so that we can get quotes and figure out the best way to move forward.
40s and ortho kit changes
Here’s where the bulk of the changes are. There are two main options I’m exploring:
I’m all for option 2 even though it means that 40s users have to purchase the full mod kit as well. Here are my reasons:
- Personally, I’m always happy to have the option of using the keycaps on a bigger board as well as a smaller one.
- When I have the extension kit like so, people will actually have the option to go for all possible colour combinations, even for 40% boards. The only thing I’m choosing not to add in is non-accent colours for the Escape and Enter keys, because that’s too much variation and I’m still trying my best to keep the pricing low.
Here’s the separate Ortho kit that will exist if Option 2 is settled on:
Currently the IC form isn’t really indicative of what 40s and ortho users would prefer, because my initial design grouped them together. So I’ve prepared a little poll to gauge interest. If you know you’re part of this demographic and the 40s/Ortho kits matter to you a lot, please share your thoughts with me!