- 1 August 2022 - Dual Keyboard Stands
- 2 May 2022 - New vendors!
- 3 April 2022 Update
August 2022 - Dual Keyboard Stands
At long last, dual keyboard stands are available. These are designed to display both boards fully - without the front board obscuring the one behind. Larger or taller boards will unfortunately cover the rear one but anything up to TKL should be fine.
The first units sold out on Switchkeys and they'll be getting a restock in about a week. Custom KBD should also have their listing up soon.
Mini Stands and others
The next stand to be released will be a Mini, designed for 40% boards but holds anything up to a 60% (or 5 row boards).
These will come with an extra middle piece so it can be built to hold numpads, macropads, artisan cases etc. Width will be 140/70mm.
Another concept i'll be bringing out is the horizontal keyboard rack with a 3 and 4 board option. The first 4 board rack went to Caz of Switchkeys, he has too many boards and is out of control.
Sydney Mechanical Keyboard Meetup 2022
The sydney meetup is coming very soon in just 3 weeks as of posting (no ticket required). I'll be there with a little stall selling stands, switch testers and keychains.
- • Saturday Sep 10 2022
- • 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
- • UTS Great Hall, LOT 2004 Thomas St, Ultimo
May 2022 - New vendors!
Along with Switchkeys, my friends over at Custom KBD, Mountain Keyboards and Keyboard Treehouse are now stocking laser_ninja products.
They each supply the usual keyboard supplies and tools but also develop their own unique products.
Custom KBD - customkbd.com
You'll find a great range of weird and wonderful DIY kits as well as PCBs, keyboard parts and tools. These kits typically require soldering on all the PCB components, which brings down the overall cost significantly.
A great example is the Chalice, a cheap entryway into alice style keyboards, developed by Custom KBD. And if you're short on time or patience, they also offer a build service.
Located in Huntingdale, Melbourne (pickup available).
Mountain Keyboards - mountainkeyboards.com
Mountain Keyboards is new on the vendor scene however they've been in the hobby for a quite while. Sustainability is an important value, so all their packaging is recyclable or compostable.
Their flagship product is the Lets Tango, a CNCd aluminium keyboard brought to market as an in stock ready to ship keyboard.
Located in Greystanes, Sydney (pickup available).
Keyboard Treehouse / Treehouse Hobbies - treehousehobbies.com
Keyboard Treehouse is run by the boys at AE Boards, who have developed some very cool boards over the years such as the EXT65 and Constellation. The second run of the Constellation is actually available in stock right now if you're after a premium 65% experience.
Their latest keyboard is the Praxis IM - a good entry level board if you want to try out an alice layout but don't want to build the whole board like with Chalice.
Note: Treehouse Hobbies is their new store specifically for the AU market, with all prices in AUD.
Located Alexandria, Sydney (pickup available).
Switchkeys - switchkeys.com.au
Finally, I'm pleased to be working with Switchkeys, who have stocked my products for the past year. I've been impressed by their organisation, professionalism, and commitment to customer service. I look forward to continuing to work with them.
They run many GBs for keycaps and keyboards but also carry in stock products where they can. Plenty of switches, deskmats and also Keychron Q series boards, which are excellent value (my current main board is a Q1).
Located Balwyn, Melbourne.
- • Clear DSA Keycap packs - out of stock
April 2022 Update
General restock of products on Switchkeys including my switch films finally, and a new little 4 slot tester.
Discontinuing Switch Films
Unfortunately I will be discontinuing films due to being too labour intensive to produce and material supply issues.
Switch films are checked, pre-peeled and then hand cut into individual sheets to maintain a certain level of quality and consistency.
These days, there are plenty of film options on the market.
I have several hundred packs available and will restock Switchkeys continuously until they're all gone (have a lot more white than black).
As mentioned in the previous update, I have quietly opened up my discord server to anyone who reads these updates.