SA Skyriter

Design

Inspired by the early 50s Smith-Corona Skyriter typewriter, SA Skyriter brings the deep rich forest, seafoam, and olive green colours from the original typewriter and applies them to keycaps fit for our modern keyboards.

The group buy for SA Skyriter will run August 7 to 28, 2020 and will be available for unlimited preorder world-wide at Daily Clack, DeskHero, Mykeyboard.eu, NovelKeys, and zFrontier. Please see the vendors section for pricing and regions.

Specifications

  • Designed by Christopher Janzen (cijanzen)
  • Manufactured by Signature Plastics in USA
  • SA Profile (112343)
  • Doubleshot ABS Keycaps (legends will never fade)
  • Compatible with Cherry MX switches and clones

Colours

SA Skyriter will match Pantone colours specially selected to reference the original Smith-Corona Skyriter typewriter colours for the alphas (627 C) and legends (2260 C) along with original typewriter keycap samples for the modifiers (Custom).

Please keep in mind the images shown are renders of the product and are only used to estimate the final product. The end product may vary in color from the renders as they are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate to the end product.

Pricing & Where To Buy

Kits NovelKeys (USD) DeskHero (CAD) Mykeyboard.eu (EUR)* Daily Clack (AUD) zFrontier (USD) zFrontier (RMB)
Alphas $45 $62 €45 $62 $50 ¥324
TKL/Specialty $85 $117 €89 $118 $90 ¥613
Numpad $35 $48 €38 $49 $38 ¥252
Ortho/40s $45 $62 €45 $62 $50 ¥324
Spacekeys $25 $34 €25 $35 $28 ¥180
Novelties $35 $48 €35 $49 $40 ¥252
ISO $25 $34 €23 $35 $28 ¥180
NorDe $40 $54 €39 $55 $46 ¥288
Deskmat $17 $26 €19 $27 $20 ¥120

*Prices include VAT
Prices include GST

Kits

SA Skyriter is composed of several different keycap kits to help you outfit your keyboard without having to purchase every single kit.

The kits are designed to provide the best coverage at the lowest cost to you and each kit has a description to help indicate whether you'll need it or not.

If you need help determining which kits you need please don't hesitate to send me a PM on Discord @ cijanzen#6794, on Instagram @christopherjanzen, or on Geekhack/Keebtalk/Reddit @ cijanzen. I'd be happy to help you figure out what kits you need!

Alphas

The Alphas kit includes all your standard alpha keys + 6.25u and 7u Spacebars. Unless you plan on using another kit with a different SA set, you'll need this kit.

TKL/Specialty

The TKL/Specialty kit covers most keyboards from 60%, 65%, 75%, up to tenkeyless keyboards. HHKB/Tsangan, and even non-standard keyboards like Minila (when purchased with Spacekeys). 66-key boards like Volcano, and even GK64 are also supported with this kit due to their inclusion of 2x 2u and 2.25u shift keys.

Numpad/1800/96-key Add-on

The Numpad kit offered here, when combined with the TKL kit, allows you to fill out full-sized keyboards along with additional keys for 1800 layout and 96-key layout boards.

Ortho/40s Add-on

The Ortho/40s kit provides full coverage for many ortho boards like Planck, Preonic, and Iris (please keep in mind, you’ll need the spacekeys kit as well). This kit also acts as an add-on when purchased with the TKL/Specialty kit for other 40-50% users who need additional uniquely sized modifier keys.

Spacekeys

Find all of your space key needs in this kit which provides necessary coverage for ortho, 40-50%, and split-space keyboards. The spacekeys kit includes an additional “B” alpha key for Alice and Alice clones.

Novelties

The novelties kit is full of 50’s mid-century references designed to cover key modifiers. This kit offers full 65% right column and macro-column support so you can deck out your keyboard with classic breeze block designs. ISO users, you’re not forgotten either, with a unique return key design.

ISO

The ISO kit, as you guessed it, adds ISO layout support. Those of you who need it know who you are!

NorDe

The NorDe kit adds additional European/Scandinavian language support. Don’t forget to buy the ISO kit if you need it.

Deskmat

A deskmat will be available during the group buy period to accompany SA Skyriter.
The breeze block wall is fully realized here in a seamless geometric pattern.

Renders

Acknowledgements & Thanks

Huge thank you to Voodoo6k for the amazing renders and advice along the way. Check out his work on Instagram and be sure to check out GMK Thinkcaps!

Thank you to all of the vendors who are running this Group Buy.

Thanks to all of you who provided feedback and encouragement throughout the Interest Check!

And lastly, thank you to my wife, Krista, for putting up with all my antics.