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Norbatouch: a custom housing for Cooler Master TKL boards (round π)

Norbatouch: a custom housing for Cooler Master TKL boards (round π)

$299.00

The ultimate case for your Cooler Master keyboard.

After the very successful first three rounds of these cases, dubbed by many folks "the Norbatouch case," it turns out that folks seem to be really into them. So, after a dizzying barrage of friendly but insistent requests, I decided to offer them one more time. :)

These CNC aluminum cases are for Cooler Master "Tenkeyless"/TKL (i.e., no numpad) keyboards. They allow you to replace the stock injection-molded ABS plastic case with a hefty, beautiful custom-machined aluminum housing. 

These cases are custom designed to fit only the following Cooler Master TKL models:

The case comes in a custom gift box, which includes all required hardware and optional riser feet. (The risers make it possible to use the case at an angle similar to the native slope of the Novatouch keyboard.)

Finishes

Bead-blasted and anodized

  • Tactical Black This is a Type-III ("hard") anodized finish in dark black. It offers increased durability compared to Type II. Finish applied by a high-end shop here in Silicon Valley.

    How they're made 

    These cases are being machined in the high-tech hub of China: Shenzhen, the "Silicon Valley of hardware." They are made by a company I have worked with on numerous projects in the past, so I can vouch that they know their trade very well. The cases will be CNC machined in enormous vertical mills that ensure high rigidity, which is very important to a good final finish. They are then meticulously deburred and hand-finished according to the finish you choose. They are made with a combination of very high-tech production methods and some very skilled hand work as well. They are then inspected individually by a third-party inspection company and then by me personally before shipping.

    Here's a video I made on the round-one production process:

    Power coat finishes are applied by an expert shop in Silicon Valley. 

    So obviously...

    This group buy is for the a case only. Keyboard plate, PCB, and keycaps are not included (the ones shown in the photos are for illustration purposes only). Since this is a made-to-order item, sales are final.

    This is an after-market modification that requires invalidating your warranty to install; you do this at your own risk.

    Questions?

    Feel free to email me using the address at the bottom of this page and I'll be delighted to help.