[GB] SaiB - CP - Geekhack: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92333.0
This is a kit which angelafreet sent to me for assembly. Designed by PainMaster from Geekhack in South Korea. The layout is similar to Cherry 1800 series keyboards, rearranging top two rows to make it into a compact layout. A metal keyboard kit.
SaiB - CP這個名稱的意思為Simple, as is Best. - Compact，文法看起來是有那麼點怪怪的，不確定作者取完名之後有沒有檢查就是。名字唸起來很像"傻逼"XD。
SaiB - CP stands for Simple, as is Best. - Compact. Not sure did the desinger check the grammar after naming it. xD
I noticed it when it's still in IC form. But already owing a TX1800, I didn't considering to join the GB. Prototype photos definitely looked nice though.
All parts and components of SaiB - CP. Black top and bottom case, with a brushed stainless steel plate and Leeku's CP PCB. Case wasn't wiped when taking photos, so you can see there are some hand marks on it.
Put plate and PCB together to check if the position was right. Looks good.
Some photos of case. You can see the anodizing was a bit rough. It didn't meet my personal expectation for this price.
Seperately look of top and bottom case. There were three holes for indicator leds to position.
There's a slot in bottom case which looked like it's for weight. Interestingly no parts left for it, and screw holes were made anyway.
A dent. It might be there already since the protection of package was perfect. Pity.
Some lubed 67g zilents and installed GMK stabilizers for this build.
I bought some paper rings for after one time I felt annoyyed clipping stickers for insulation. Picked red intentionally.
Installed indicator leds after all switches were soldered. Original leds were 2x3x4 squared, but the blue one was a bit lighter. So I used mine instead. Put leds in and turned it over to combine with top case. Those leds would go into holes of top case. That way you don't bother measuring what's an ideal height should be for them.
Put in assembled plate and PCB in edge slot of bottom case, but it wasn't able to be in completely. Looked like the top case and screws was required for combining them together firmly.
Sticked rubber feet to slots. However the size didn't match. :(
Done! Seemed okay.
↓鍵帽用的是好久沒出來透氣的GMK Dolch Reborn。
Put in GMK Dolch Reborn for some photo shoots.
Differents angles of view.
Plugged in a cble to see the effect when indicators were up. Now everything's different.
Overall it's SaiB-CP is a keyboard which most of people will down for it's layout and appearance. But the surface finish was a bit shame for a keyboard over 350USD.
Hope PainMaster will make some improvements for his next design. And can you hold a weight GB for the back slot?
Thanks for reading.