Valentine R67: A Keyboard That Celebrates Fun and Innovation

A Tribute to Ettore Sottsass

The Valentine R67 Keyboard is an echo and tribute to Ettore Sottsass' spirit of making products fun. Times are changing turbulently and quickly, but the spirit that makes our lives and souls more interesting never falls behind. The significance of the Valentine R67 keyboard is also that we all have the persistence to let interesting souls shine into our lives.

The Valentine R67 keyboard, designed by Gangxiong Chen, is not just your ordinary mechanical keyboard. It is a masterpiece that combines art, design, and technology to create a unique and enjoyable typing experience. With its innovative features and attention to detail, the Valentine R67 stands out from the crowd.

One of the key features of the Valentine R67 is its sandwich installation structure. The positioning plate is clamped by the top case and the bottom case, ensuring perfect alignment and stability. This construction not only enhances the keyboard's durability but also dampens bottoming vibrations, resulting in a more exotic and pleasing ground-to-ground sound. Every keystroke becomes a delightful experience.

Crafted from high-quality aluminum alloy, the Valentine R67 exudes elegance and sophistication. Its sleek design is complemented by a leather handle on the top, allowing for easy movement and portability. The attention to detail is evident in the two gold custom keycaps, engraved with the logo and flower patterns, adding a touch of luxury to the overall aesthetic.

The realization of the Valentine R67 involves advanced technology and meticulous craftsmanship. The keyboard is made using CNC machining and undergoes an anodic oxidation surface treatment process, resulting in a product that not only looks exquisite but also feels great to the touch. The technical specifications of the Valentine R67 include dimensions of 329mm x 136mm x 42mm, a weight of 1.5kg, and the use of circuit boards and lithium batteries.

Using the Valentine R67 is a breeze. Simply charge the device and connect it to your computer, and you're ready to go. The keyboard's playability and crisp knocking sound make typing a joyous experience, whether you're working or gaming.

The Valentine R67 project was brought to life by a collaboration between Gangxiong Chen, the designer, and JOJO.STUDIO, the manufacturer. The project started in Hangzhou in November 2021 and was produced and launched in December 2022.

The Valentine R67 Keyboard has received recognition for its outstanding design. It was awarded the Bronze A' Design Award in the Computers and Peripheral Devices Design category in 2023. This prestigious award is bestowed upon designs that exhibit strong technical and creative skills, contributing to improvements in quality of life.

The Valentine R67 Keyboard is not just a keyboard; it is a work of art that brings joy and innovation to your fingertips. With its unique design, superior craftsmanship, and delightful typing experience, it is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the fusion of technology and aesthetics.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: FENGLIN GAO
Image Credits: Image #1: Designer GANGXIONG CHEN, 2022 Optional Image #2: Designer GANGXIONG CHEN, 2022 Optional Image #3: Designer GANGXIONG CHEN, 2022 Optional Image #4: Designer GANGXIONG CHEN, 2022 Optional Image #5: Designer GANGXIONG CHEN, 2022
Project Team Members: Manufacturer: JOJO.STUDIO Designer: GANGXIONG CHEN
Project Name: Valentine R67
Project Client: FENGLIN GAO

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