The powder coated steel cases are available in four colors. This coating is very durable and has a slightly grainy texture. A fifth version is made of stainless steel, it is bare metal with bead blasted finish.
- RAL 1013 oyster white, fine texture
- RAL 7039 quartz grey, fine texture
- RAL 9005 jet black, fine texture
- RAL 1023 traffic yellow, fine texture
- 304 stainless steel, bead blasted
RAL 1013 pairs well with old and classic cherry keycaps. RAL 7039 is a warm grey which is a perfect fit for dolch keycaps sets. RAL 9005 black goes well with almost everything. RAL 1023 is a vibrant yellow.
To represent the RAL colors in the renderings, the corresponding RGB values from this page were used. The colors on your specific monitor may appear different compared to the real life RAL colors.
Depending on the combination of your plate and pcb, many different key layouts can be built. To see exactly which key layouts you can build with your desired HMKB size and variant, please go to the layouts page to learn more.
Most product images are 3D renderings and are for illustration purposes only.
For powder coating the parts are put on racks. This will leave a little mark. It is usually at one of the holes. Since the holes will be covered by the bolt heads, these marks will not be visible when the case is assembled. Although highly unlikely, it is possible that dust particles may be caught in the powder coating.
The bending process leaves slight marks. They are not a concern for the powder coated steel parts and not visible at all. The stainless steel parts are not powder coated but bead blasted instead. On all of the prototypes the bead blasting removed those marks completely and they were not present anymore. However, there is a small chance that some stainless steel parts may show slight traces of these marks, even after the bead blasting.
The angles of the flanges may not always be perfectly 90˚. Though unlikely, a deviation of up to 1˚ can occur. This would still be hardly noticeable.
The switch plates can have scratches. Do to the manufacturing process of sheetmetal, the switch plates may be slightly bent.
None of these effects are considered a defect and are no reason for a refund or a replacement.
PCBs need to be checked first before soldering. After soldering, damaged PCBs are not eligible for replacement.
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Updates and news about new products and variants will be posted on the HMKB discord server. There you can also find many additional information, including lots of build pictures. The Newsletter will also provide some news and updates. If you are looking for additional information regarding HMKB, feel free to use the contact form, linked in the footer of this page.