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Everything About the Portal Group Buy

Everything About the Portal Group Buy

Hello!  Portal Group Buy starts 9/1 at 9am PDT. There are 320 units available. The boards are expected to ship to buyers late 2021. FAQ: Can I combine add-on orders to my main order? Yes, but shipping will count separately if placed as separate orders. Can I order more than one board? Yes, just no more than two of one color. How much is shipping? The current shipping model for Parallel is that US-based orders have a flat shipping rate of $5 for orders under $200 and $15 for orders over $200. For international orders, there is a flat shipping rate of $19...

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Portal - our first keyboard

Portal - our first keyboard

Hey everyone. Things are picking up with Parallel and I'm excited to share what's new.   Pewters A huge thank you to those who grabbed Pewter switches. They've made it to 75+ countries and all 50 US states, even Texas. I hope to bring Pewters (and/or a new cousin of theirs) back early this fall.   Portal - a keyboard design Next, I recently made a small announcement for Parallel's first keyboard. It's called Portal, and it's a 65% using the o-ring gasket mounting system. Check out this page to read up on all the details!   How to get Portal Portal is being offered in...

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Pewter Switch Group Buy

Pewter Switch Group Buy

Hey everyone, It was awesome to get messages each day after Pewters sold out about when they'd be back. Thankfully, we're live as of now on a GB for the switches! JWK let me know there will only be about a one month lead time. This is great news, since I initially thought it would be double that time at least. My target is to keep the Pewter GB open until April 30, and to place the order immediately following, if not sooner. Meaning, we can expect all orders to go out by early June 2021. Thanks so much to all who picked up Pewters in the first in-stock...

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Pewter switch overview / FAQ

Light tactile switches Vintage MX Browns

Pewter switch overview / FAQ

Pewter light tactile switch overview   Switch specifications: Manufacturer: JWK Tactile bump: subtle, like a smoothed MX Brown Stem material: POM in a metallic pewter color Housing material: UHMWPE in a smokey cool gray color Spring: 58.5g weight and gold-plated Factory mod: light JWK lube on the stems/legs Travel distance: 4.0mm Mount: 5-pin PCB mount   Motivations: If you survey today’s mech keyboard enthusiast on switches they’ve tried, you might hear a breakdown like “hmm I've used some 12 linears, 6 beefy tactiles, and one light tactile, the MX Brown."  Nicely-tuned Browns can sound and feel great, but the stock...

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