Kyria rev3 Low Profile Case
Complete your Kyria rev3 kit with a variety of case options. All options on this page are low profile, and consist of a set of top plates, a set of bottom plates, and a hardware set
All case options are compatible with all switches supported by the Kyria rev3, so it's compatible both with MX and Kailh Choc switches.
Most acrylic case options are cut on order, and will be fulfilled within one to three business days.
How to choose
- Pick a set of top plates. If you're using hot swap sockets, don't pick acrylic top plates, as they're too thick to retain the switches.
- Pick any set of bottom plates. If you'd like to use a set of tenting pucks, pick a set of puck plates, as they'll have the cutout required to fit a puck.
- Pick any set of OLED covers. The OLED is still visible with a tinted cover, while it does a better job of hiding other components. The clear cover keeps everything visible.
- Lastly, add a set of mounting hardware. This isn't included by default (so you can choose multiple sets of plates without having to get a lot of extra hardware).
If you're using MX switches, you can also consider getting a set of synthetic felt sound dampening sheets. You place them between the top plate and the PCB, and they help muffle some of the noise caused when pressing switches. If you're using Kailh Choc switches, there won't be enough space left to use one of these sheets.
The hardware kit includes mounting hardware compatible with all Aurora Series low profile cases, and may include some additional hardware you won't need for this specific kit. Every hardware kit contains:
- 16 × 6mm brass M2 spacer
- 16 × 8mm brass M2 spacer
- 10 × 12mm brass M2 spacer
- 48 × 5mm metal M2 screw
- 12 × Adhesive rubber bump-on
- Acrylic plates in the various colors are 3mm thick, with a tolerance of +-0.7mm (though will usually fall within +-0.3mm).
- FR4 material plates are 1.6mm thick and are finished with ENIG (nickel coated with gold).
- Aluminium plates are 1.5mm thick and have a bead blasted finish. They're lightweight, but very sturdy.
- Stainless steel plates are 1.5mm thick and have a shiny, polished finish. They're pretty heavy, which is less portable than aluminium but does feel nice when you're not moving it around much.
- For the hardware kit, the spacers are brass-colored metal. The screws are silver-colored.
- If you're using a kit that supports hot swap sockets, or plan to use a kit in which you hot swap your switches, do not get a set of acrylic top plates. Switches will not clip into the acrylic plates, as these plates are too thick. They're fine to use on hand solderable builds, but it'll be a frustrating experience to use them with hot swapped switches.
- Of course, bottom plates don't have anything to do with switches and hot swapping, so those are always fine to use.
- If you're unsure whether you want to use the tenting pucks, you can always get a set of normal plates along with your kit. They'll remain available for purchase, so you can always swap them out later, too. Similarly, if you're not using a puck now, you can upgrade later and get a set of puck plates with your puck.
- If you're using Kailh Choc low profile switches, the top plates will interfere with encoder legs. If you plan on using encoders anyway, you will have to modify the plates with a tool like a file or Dremel.
- For brass and copper plates: these materials will naturally develop a patina over time, unless treated. They do not come pre-treated, so you'll want to apply wax, clear coat or similar to the material if you'd like to prevent the material from changing over time. You may need to buff it prior to treating to remove any developed patina, however minor.