Rymek Retro Bluetooth/USB Mechanical Keyboard

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Rymek is a perfect blend of modern and class. Inspired by mechanical keyboard and vintage typewriter, it is the perfect desktop companion for writers, designers and anyone who wants to have a more satisfying typing experience.
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Rymek comes with distinguished saddle-shape keycaps, with Cherry/Gateron switches, a modern switch that emulates the typewriter clicky feel. It supports all OS and works flawlessly on most devices. Users can easily switch between 3 devices using the Bluetooth mode. Not to mention its stunning dynamic backlit that can brighten the night and light up your happiness.

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Rymek is the perfect amalgam of past, present, and future by blending classic design with ultra-modern features.
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Rymek comes with ergonomically saddle-shape keycaps; the glossy surface is beautiful as well as durable. All keys are arranged for comfortable operation from a default position, which boosts not only typing speed but also accuracy. Rymek features a stainless steel stent to secure your phone or tablet while typing.
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Rymek adopts Bluetooth 3.0 and supports iOS, Android and macOS with a highly stable connection. You can pair with 3 devices and easily switch with shortcuts.
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Unlike regular keyboards, mechanical keyboards give you specific tactile feedback on button presses, and the most accurate and reliable performance that typist and gamers will truly appreciate.  Rymek features both Blue and Brown Switches to meet the needs of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts.
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Rymek comes with dynamic backlit keys, something you rarely get to see in a wireless keyboard. Rymek offers 5 brightness levels(0%~100%), 7 light effects, 4 dynamic speedfor choice.
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Rymek also supports USB connection, so you can use Rymek with your Windows, Linux OS or other operating system computer. We also design dual USB port so that Rymek can better suit your setup. Simply use its vintage handle to switch between Bluetooth and USB mode.
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The design inspiration of the scroll knob comes from vintage manual typewriter; it serves a volume controller plus as an on/off switch. You can also use the multimedia key to control the music.
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Rymek comes with a rechargeable 2000 mAh battery that will last 50 hours on a single charge, allowing users to enjoy the Bluetooth connectivity freely.
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Written language is a manifestation of thoughts and communications, a symbol of human civilization. From Oracle bone script, brush calligraphy to typewriting; we are in the era of digitalization. Rymek is eager to engage in the sociocultural evolution, embracing your nostalgia with retro tech.
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Rymek features two colours :Classy Black
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Caramel White
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KnewKey is currently crowdfunding the Rymek on Indiegogo. The Rymek comes in two different versions: Classy Black, and Caramel White. The earliest of early birds can grab one for just $99, plus shipping and handling. When it eventually hits retail, it’ll go for $199.
Source: https://igg.me/at/rymek
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Dec 28, 2018
This is extremely interesting, but there are a number of questions that need to be asked, and most probably a need to wait for a next iteration of the product based on these questions and existing drawbacks. An existing drawback: Bluetooth v. 3.0. Needs to have at least 4.0 for better power consumption. Questions: 1) Is the case easily disassembled, and is the battery relatively easily replaceable? Is this a 18650 perchance, so that one could replace the battery once the one the keeb ships with dies? 2) Why is Cherry Brown not available for the InDemand perks on Indiegogo? 3) Is the stent that holds the phone/tablet made of stainless steel or aluminum? Conflicting information in the Indiegogo campaign text and the pictures. Most importantly (for me), different languages. I'm not that experienced with Bluetooth keyboards (that is, I have zero experience with them), and while I DON'T need a keyboard that has a physically different layout or different-language letters on the keys, I do need the keeb to not limit my phone/tablet typing to just English. I use a US-bought Macbook Pro with a US-layout keyboard to type several other languages (a couple of Cyrillic-based ones, Hebrew, and German), and I don't even use letter stickers, because I can do blind typing. However, I'm not sure that with a phone or a tablet OS, the typing options won't be limited to the one enforced by the keyboard. I would also love to see it be under 33 cm long (so under the width dimension of a 13-inch MBP). The rightmost vertical row of buttons needs to go. "Home", "End", "PgUp" and "PgDown" buttons are eminently superfluous (Cmd + up and down arrows for "Home" and "End", and I totally don't understand why anyone would need PgUp and PgDown; my MBP doesn't have them and I can't imagine what one would use them for; but anyway, "fn"+arrows deals with that). And the remaining "fn" and "on switch" could be dealt with in a different fashion. A difference in portability would totally overweigh any (highly questionable) usefulness of these rightmost buttons. Why does one need right "cmd" and "shift" keys? Disposing of them would make place for "fn" to the right of the space bar or to the right of the arrow set (which would move to the left). And what it is that one is supposed to switch on/off with the right topmost switch if you use your cool analog turning knob for on/off? Seriously, if all of the above is addressed, then, if it's 33 cm wide, I'd buy it in a heartbeat (for $179 with shipping included, as currently on Indiegogo :) ). With 36, I would seriously vacillate because many use cases for BT keebs really hinge on portability, so if it doesn't fit where my MBP fits sideways, given that your keeb is 1.3 kg, at some point I ask myself why don't I just carry my MBP if I need to do some serious typing. Because if I use my phone for that, aside from the screen size considerations, this additional function of using my phone as a typing machine means more battery drain—because I use it for more things, and because BT needs to be on—so I really also _need_ to carry a powerbank. So it's 1300g for your keyboard PLUS, say, 300g for a powerbank, and then we are REALLY approaching the weight of an MBP and going ABOVE an MBP in terms of at least one dimension. See, when you think about product design you need to not only look at your direct competitors, the keyboards, but also at what other device configurations your potential users could go for once you spring some limits here and there (size; weight; power usage, etc.). I hope that you are successful with your first production run and ironing out any quirks that may arise. And that you then can work with Massdrop to offer your product with the above changes/clarificactions (and options for Cherry brown for those of us who don't want to clack away at the expense of the sanity of people surrounding us).
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