Frosted PC Gemini TKL / NOS Alps Blue / Polished Stainless Steel Leaf Spring
Case: Frosted Polycarbonate Gemini TKL
Switches: New Old Stock Alps SKCM Blue
Plate: 1.2mm Polished Stainless Steel with subtle leaf springs
PCB: PCB & Daughterboard from Gemini Kit, with Hand-wired Acrylic LED Backlight Panels
Keycaps: SGI Granite Vintage PBT
Criminally un-noticed when on sale in group buy, the Gemini TKL was conceived as a custom housing for the Novatouch TKL keyboard. In a wonderful coincidence, the attributes needed to create a Novatouch case also make for a stellar Alps case. Specifically, the Gemini is an unusually large polycarbonate gasket mount with a large amount of extra internal volume. This leads to a deep and resonant sound that rivals even that of vintage plastic Alps cases.
Only 25-30 of the polycarbonate Geminis were ever produced, and only a couple of these were frosted (the large majority are smoked). A stainless steel plate promotes a lively, bright sound, and compliments the frosted case. The polished finish makes the polycarbonate top surface gloriously bright. Thick leaf springs are cut into the mounting points to slightly soften the hard bottom out of the steel.