PRODUCT PAGE: https://rama.works/KARA
PREORDER OPEN FOR A LIMITED TIME (UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST)
EXTRA MANUFACTURING SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL EXHAUSTION PAST THIS DATE.
NOTE: This is a PREORDER. Shipping will commence when manufacturing/assembly has completed. Follow https://rama.works/updates for the latest updates.
FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REPRESENTATION PLEASE SEE THIS LINK FOR THE PRODUCTION SAMPLES: https://rama.works/kara-colors
SHIPPING Q1 2021
KARA includes everything you need sans switches, stabilisers and keycaps. Our KATE keycaps pictured in the renders will be available early next year. The switches and stabilisers are offered with our starter kit.
KARA, our newest 60% keyboard offering, with MUTE mounting technology, is an accessible design derived from the M60-A. Injection moulded in high-quality ABS, KARA embodies a retro-modern aesthetic and an infusion of tasteful nostalgia into any setup.
KARA has been engineered with considered attention to detail, improving on design and standing as our most significant release to date. Featuring the distinctive RAMA WORKS® form factor, every component has been created from scratch and refined through iteration to create a completely unique product.
Materials were thoughtfully chosen with performance, quality and tactile feel in mind. Trials with various material composites determined the ABS housing and PC plate. ABS was chosen conclusively due to the flexible properties and minimal warping, allowing for a better assembly experience, by providing an allowance for comfortable interlocking of parts. The more rigid material properties of the PC plate specifically accompanies the MUTE mount, providing a dynamic yet stable typing experience.
Aluminium plates are also available as an additional add-on.
The MUTE mount is translucent for better RGB light diffusion and is complemented with our latest white PCB for harmonious illuminated colour distribution throughout the plates and switches.
KARA uses the same PCB design as the M60-A, but features a new white colourway in the KARA edition. The KARA has USB-C, RGB lighting and real-time programming with VIA.
SOLDERLESS & PER SWITCH RGB
In an effort to provide the best end-user experience available, the KARA PCB features a hotswap PCB that requires no soldering to construct with any Cherry MX-compatible switches. KARA offers a USB-C connection attached to the USB Extension PCB. There will be additional PCBs also available for individual sale. The board includes per-switch RGB LEDs surface-mounted under the PCB, which require no installation.
RAMA WORKS® MUTE
KARA features our updated mounting technology, MUTE — engineered for a responsive typing feedback experience and dampened sound signature. MUTE is made from non-conductive silicone, which isolates the plate inside the enclosure and provides a unique typing experience.
ICED / MOON / NOCT / SOYA / AZUR / HAZE
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
KARA is available in translucent and opaque housings, with the additional variety of translucent plate colours and materials, which you can mix & match. KARA comes with new possibilities for colour choices and combinations — match the backplate with your selected keyset, or combine opaque and translucent finishes for distinctive contrast in current and future releases.
Add your own MX switches and compatible keycaps and stylise it to your liking!
Keycaps and Switches are shown for demonstrative purposes only and are not included with the KARA
There is also an optional interior weight for extra heft and resonance. The optional interior weight is a bead blasted brass weight which has been PVD coated.
The optional interior dampener is a moulded silicone insert which absorbs the sound inside the keyboard for an adjusted acoustic signature.
RW FT MX-X T10 A FASTENERS
KARA utilises our custom fasteners. You’ll only need one tool, a Torx T10 driver (included), to assemble and disassemble most of the keyboard. Except for the CSK screws in the plate which uses a T6 driver (included).
8.0° ergonomic angle
In-Switch RGB LED
Cross compatibility with our existing internal weight and damper
PCB compatible with VIA Configurator and QMK
PCB design the same as the M60-A
Base: 680g approx
With Internal Dampener: 800g approx
With Internal Weight: 1,510g approx
1 x Top Enclosure
1 x Base Enclosure
1 x Backplate
1 x MUTE (ICED)
1 x Plate (ICED)
2 x Custom Moulded Foot (Silicone - Black)
4 x M2x4 RW FT T10 Fasteners
4 x M4x6 RW FT LP T10 Fasteners
4 x M3x6 RW FT T10 Fasteners
6 x M2x3 RW Standoffs
6 x M2x3 RW CSK FT T6 Fasteners
6 x M2x3 RW FT T10 Fasteners
1 x RW XO Switchpuller
1 x KARA PCB
1 x U1-C PCB (USB-C Interface board)
1 x U1-C to KARA PCB Cable
1 x USB-C to USB-A cable (USB 3.0)
1 x T6 + T10 tool for all fixtures