TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]
TB8 TKL [Group Buy]

Tech Bear Studios

TB8 TKL [Group Buy]

Sale price$184.00 USD
Case Color:Sparkling Black
Layout:WK
Quantity:
Pickup available in Scarborough, ON, Canada. Click here for more info Usually ready in 1-3 days
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🟡 05/07/23 - Policy page updated to reflect changes in shipping insurance

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Group Buy

What is a group buy?

Keyboard.University has an excellent write up on group buys related to mechanical keyboards. 

In short and (overly) simple terms, think of them as pre-orders. The process goes something like this:

  • Vendors / proxies (like Mech.Land) collects orders and payments from customers (like you).
  • The payments collected from customers get transferred to manufacturers.
  • Manufacturer begins production. This process can take weeks to months. Our estimate is 45 - 60 days for OA Switches.
  • Once production is complete, the manufacturer sends out the product to vendors / proxies
  • Vendors / proxies ship out the product to customers.

When will my group buy order ship?

You are not ordering in-stock products that will ship within a few days. Group buys take time, and sometimes unexpected delays happen. It's very important to keep this in mind before you join a group buy.

Check the group buy product page to get an ETA of when the product is likely to ship.

Are group buy delivery date estimates 100% solid?

The estimates are just that, estimates. Best guesses. Sometimes unexpected things happen that causes a delay. In some rare cases products get delivered before the ETA.

Can I cancel my group buy order?

You can cancel your group buy order and get a refund until the group buy ends.

4% of the order total will be kept as processing fee to cover for the transaction costs.

Once a group buy ends there will be no refunds or cancellations. 

I've moved since I placed the group buy order. How can I change my address?

Send an email to help@mech.land from the email address associated with your order, this way we'll know it really is you who's requesting the change.

The address can be changed but the recipient name will have to remain the same to prevent scalping. Your shipping fees may change depending on the new address, and you'll be billed for the difference.

When will I be billed?

Your payment method will be charged as soon as you place your order. 

Orders & Cancellations

When will my order ship?

For in-stock items your order will ship within 1-3 business days, unless under extreme circumstances.

Check the updates page for an estimated ship date for group buy products. 

Can I cancel my order?

You can cancel your group buy order and get a refund until the group buy ends.

4% of the order total will be kept as processing fee to cover for the transaction costs.

Once a group buy ends there will be no refunds or cancellations. 

For in-stock items, you can cancel your order until it ships. 

Can I return an item?

Sorry, there are no returns or refunds once you've received your order. If you receive an item in damaged / defective conditions contact us ASAP and we'll make it right.

Local Pickup

Do you offer local pickup?

Yes, if you are in Toronto, ON!

Please visit this page for more details on how you can pick up an order in person.

Shipping

What shipping method do you use to ship within Canada:

We use Canada Post for most of Ontario and Québec.

In addition to Canada Post, we use Stallion Express, a shipping third party to ship to all other provinces and territories. Their rates are far cheaper than Canada Post direct. They mostly use Canada Post, but they also other companies like UPS, Purolator etc. to ship.

You will receive full tracking info for all packages shipped, with the exception of Lettermail. Instead you will get a video confirmation of your Lettermail package being dropped off in the mailbox.

What shipping method do you use to ship to USA?

We use Stallion Express, which in turn uses USPS to ship to USA. They're a shipping third party based in Toronto. We drop off our US bound packages to Stallion Express, they drive these packages across the border to Niagara Falls NY and then ship them within the US using USPS. 

Their fees are very affordable and that's why we can afford such competitive shipping rates to USA.

We also use UPS to ship to USA.

What shipping method do you use to ship to the rest of the world?

We can use PostNL tracked, APC tracked or UPS to ship worldwide. The international shipping price you see during checkout is just a best guess average. Your rate will be calculated manually and you'll be refunded if it ends up being less than what you paid. You'll be invoiced for additional amount if it ends up being higher, and you can cancel your order if you choose to do so in this case.

Can I be charged extra for shipping even after I've placed my order?

Shipping fees calculated during checkout are correct for 99% of the cases. However it's not possible to accurately estimate shipping fees to all the parts of the world. If you live in rural areas it might cost more to ship things out to you. 

If that's the case and the shipping cost difference is significant, you will be contacted and asked to pay the difference. If you choose not to then your order will be cancelled and you will be refunded in full. 

TB8 TKL

By TECH BEAR STUDIOS

TB8 or Tech Bear8-TKL brings us both form and function in one package! Designed by Tech Bear Studios, this TKL keyboard supports three different mounting styles for a bouncy to firm typing experience! 

The case features a re-engineered and improved ball-bearing mechanism to allow screw-less assembly. All of the PCBs support customization through VIA.

You can choose to have the keyboard in WK or WKL, choose your own plate, PCB and weight. Customized just the way you want it! 

Group buy runs from June 21 to July 11, 2024. They're expected to arrive to us sometime in Q4, 2024

GB Information

Delivery Estimates

Group buy runs from June 21, 2024 to July 23, 2024

All TB8 TKL are scheduled to finish manufacturing in Q4, 2024. We'll update our Status Updates page when we have an exact timeline

All TB8 TKL items will be imported from China into Canada via two separate shipping methods

Ocean Freight

Arrives to Canada via a ship. Takes 45-60 days in transit. This is the standard import method used in most keyboard / deskmat group buys. It's much cheaper than Air Express but takes longer to arrive.

All units ordered via Ocean Freight are scheduled to ship out of Tech Bear Studios around Q4, 2024 and should arrive to us 45-60 days later.

Air Express

Arrives to Canada via a cargo airplane, takes 7-18 days in transit. This import method is very expensive, as such some of the items brought over via Air Express have a markup added to cover the extra expenses

All units ordered via Air Express are scheduled to ship out of Tech Bear Studios around Q4, 2024 and should arrive to us 7-18 days later.

IMPORTANT

You cannot combine Ocean Freight and Air Express items in the same order. Each individual order has to contain either all Ocean Freight or all Air Express items. This is because they arrive at different times

Please keep in mind the ETA is just our best guess according to the information currently available to us. Unexpected issues and delays can happen at every stage of the process.

Canadian Customers - Please do not choose Canada Post Xpresspost as the shiping method if your order contains a TB8 TKL keyboard. 

Each TB8 TKL contains batteries inside which are not allowed to be transported via Canada Post Xpresspost.

If you choose Xpresspost, we'll downgrade it to Expedited Parcel during fulfillment and issue you a refund for the difference.

Group Buy Policies

Combinations

You cannot add any in-stock items to your order as we cannot guarantee its availability when the group buy is ready to ship.

If you're subscribed to our email list, you'll get an email before your group buy is ready to ship. In that email there will be instructions on how to add in-stock items to your group buy order and have them all ship together to save on shipping fees.

Modifications

You may modify your order until July 11, 2024

Please send an email to help@mech.land from the email address associated with your order and list the changes you'd like to see made.

Cancellations

You may cancel your order and get a refund until July 11, 2024

Please keep in mind we may keep 4% of the total from the refund as we do not get the transaction fees back from our payment processor. We may apply a penalty of up to 15% of the total if you choose to cancel after group buy is over.

Updates

Any status updates pertaining to this group buy will be posted in the status updates page.

Please follow the instructions on the contact us page if you need to change your address before the group buy ships.

Products in this group buy

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TB8 TKL [Group Buy]

Starting at

$184.00 USD
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TB8 TKL Add-ons [Group Buy]

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$25.00 USD
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Mounting Methods

Gasket Beans

Offers a softer & lightweight typing experinece with silicon beans

Gasket pads

Offers a firmer and full-bodied contact with silicon pads

Top mount

The tried and tested mounting style. Offers the firmest typing experience

3 types of weights

Aluminum

Water ripple

Tech Bear Studios uses a special machine engraving method to process the aluminum for this special finish. 

As you move it around, the change in angle will produce a dynamic texture like water ripples!

Brass

Brilliance

These brilliant patterns and colors are created using a surface treatment process that changes the color of copper at different temperatures

Stainless Steel

PVD

A timeless classic finish that looks good in every setup! If you're a fan of minimalist aesthetics then this is the weight finish for you!

Other Features

Screw-less case

TB8 uses a catch-ball mechanism make it easier to take the case apart

RGB lights

One of the PCBs supports per-key RGB lights.
All of the PCBs support the RGB strip in the badge.