Base Kit

We’ve collaborated with some of the best names from the community to develop a keyboard capable of sporting Apple’s finest work from the eighties and nineties. We’re proud to announce that the ASK55 group buy is ready.

Our cases are available in an Apple-inspired 6063 aluminium or sleek frosted polycarbonate. Two top case parts have been curated, to appropriately suit both the swooping Apple or flat NeXT keycap profiles. We remained true to the original aesthetic by inheriting the iconic wide-berth bezel. This means no needless chamfers, abrupt edges or overexuberant branding.


Both 1.9mm and 5.4mm bumpons are provided in all kits, allowing you to add 2.2 degrees of angle akin to that offered by NeXT keyboards. For Apple keyboards, the angle is provided by the profile of the keycaps however bumpons are still provided.

Each plate has been hand-drafted and proof-tested in person, to guarantee compability and accuracy. Our plates, offered in both brass and 304 stainless steel, are brushed on both faces and finished to an unrivalled standard.

The purpose-built, QMK-compatible PCB has been developed by Yiancar in the UK and features a white PCB mask with gold joints, USB-C connectivity and underglow LEDs.


Each of our group buy kits includes our case, plate, PCB, 1.9mm and 5.4mm bumpons, 8 x M2.5 cheese slot screws to match your plate and a 2mm cheese slot screwdriver. Kits, extras and in-stock parts will ship together once all group buy articles are ready to deliver. In order to complete your build, you will require a compatible keycap set and Alps SKCM switches.

Upon purchase, you will pay the ‘MOQ 10’ price below. Check out the following table to see the current final price. Refunds will be issued once the ordering phase closes, based on the final MOQ. More information regarding this system can be found in the FAQ.

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