Smoked PC Gemini TKL / Alps SKCM Blue / Polished Stainless Steel Leaf Spring
Case: Frosted Polycarbonate Gemini TKL
Switches: Alps SKCM Blue (9.5/10, with intact factory lube)
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. A stainless steel plate promotes a lively, bright sound, and adds a subtle shine to the smoked case. Thick leaf springs are cut into the mounting points to slightly soften the hard bottom out of the steel.