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Titanium Editions

My most popular housings in rarefied form

$3,500.00
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Why would someone spend nearly $4,000 on an aftermarket housing for a keyboard that doesn't even include the keyboard? Honestly, I can supply no rational reason. Yet the clients who have commissioned Veracity Titanium housings from me in the past uniformly report adoring this lavish material—and having a new lifetime daily driver.

A small batch offering returns

Several of my most loyal supporters recently pooled together to commission a custom production batch of these housings. The results of that run were so good—and the subsequent requests for me to produce more so frequent—that I've decided to make another small batch. (Normally these are only available as one-off commissions, but my bespoke service has been paused since last year while I've been focused on new product development.)

Technical details

Titanium is an extraordinary material, at once stronger and lighter than steel and more durable and corrosion-resistant than aluminum. Its rugged nature lays waste to CNC machine tooling in addition to being inherently expensive by weight and volume, which is why it is so rare and expensive in machined products. The finish we apply to it is partly inspired by a raw sandblasted titanium Bulgari watch I saw recently. It has a matte industrial look that highlights the color of titanium, which is a subtle lustrous gray unlike either aluminum or steel. It looks blasted but feels smooth to the touch. It can be maintained for life with a simple wipe of a microfiber with some isopropyl alcohol. In the event of a scratch or other mishap, the finish can also always be resurfaced by any competent metal shop since there is no coating (which is what makes it a "veracity" finish in my fanciful parlance). For whatever it's worth, I think these probably have the most cosmetically perfect finishing I've ever been able to produce.

Housings

This time around, for the first time, I have added the Heavy-9 as an option. For more info on each design, you can view their respective product pages: Norbaforce, Heavy Grail, Heavy-9.

Custom rear cover plate

The housings include a matching blasted titanium rear cover plate rather than the contrasting powder-coated stainless steel plate used on my normal housings.

Titanium rear cover plate of Norbaforce Mark IV Titanium rear cover plate of Heavy Grail

Heavy Grail switch plate

The Heavy Grails in this batch will include a clear polycarbonate switch plate.

Nota bene

This is a DIY kit for keyboard tinkerers and hobbyists. It is an aftermarket upgrade housing and does not include the keyboard itself or keycaps (even though product images may show it with those for illustrative purposes). While the build isn't difficult, it does require taking apart your OEM keyboard. This may invalidate your keyboard warranty, and by purchasing you agree to take on that project and its results at your own risk. (But, of course, that's also part of the fun.) Of course, I'm always here to answer any questions by email if any arise during your install.

This is a limited pre-order offering.

Once manufacturing is complete, these items are anticipated to ship around late winter . All pre-order prices include a 10% deposit, non-refundable in the event of cancellation, which you are free to do at any time. After pre-orders ship, it is not guaranteed that any in-stock extras will be available.