Now in its 4th iteration, the ever popular acrylic alice style case has been by far one of the most popular chassis for enthusiasts the world over. As an ergo style board, it's unique in how fast users acclimate to the layout and has one of the most striking visual impacts a keyboard can make.
Available Mechlovin Adelais USB-C PCB with RGB underglow SUPPORT
Case supports bottom mount pcbs with usb connector on the underside of the pcb, please indicate in the order notes if you need your case to support bottom mount pcbs
Requires 4 or 5 2u stabs depending on the layout you choose
Custom engraving now available, please contact me via email in regards to your design preferences, prices for engraving based on size, scope and file preparation. If you have a design, please upload it and leave me a message in the order notes, I will contact you to discuss the engraving.
Additional base/top/switch plates are available in other colors if you wish to have a different color base/top plate. These are separate addon items as cases are made in batches in single colors.
**Important Please Read**
IMPORTANT for AliceClone PCBs: *No Warranty, Returns, or Exchanges* will be honored for issues related to hotswap damage.
For those unaware, Kailh hotswap sockets are common but delicate. Care must be used to properly line up the switch pins before pushing the switch into place. Having a hotswap socket detach from the circuit board during keyboard assembly is not a result of any manufacturing defect, but a property of how these hotswap sockets are designed by Kailh. Also, with repeated installation of switches, the metal socket connectors can become loose, and can be easily bent back into position using a fine needle to press the leaves closed.
Lead times for cases are 6-8 weeks depending on the color of the acrylic and plate material you choose. This is only an estimate based on our production and material supply schedule. In the event you choose a color option and Its not something I have in stock, I will contact you to let you know if the lead time will be any longer than what is listed.
There are no order cancellations, once you place your order, we begin preparing it. If you think you will possibly need to cancel, we ask that you do not place an order, and if you have any questions, please contact us so we can discuss your needs. Thanks!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I track my orders progress? Unfortunately at this time I do not have the ability to track a specific order outside of an estimated time frame based on your order date, order number and material availability. With hundreds of keyboards in queue, and orders made in batches, its almost impossible to predict a specific orders shipping date. The nature of my work is dynamic, whether it be machine maintenance, delayed component or supply orders, or random acts of God. If you have any questions about your order, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, please include your order number for reference to help expedite service. In most cases I can estimate a rough timeframe for delivery, and other circumstances when you need an order by a specific date, we can work with you. Please contact us.
If I want different color plates, why do I have to pay for them separately rather than just including them as part of original case purchase? There are a few reasons for this. The complexity of orders all having different plate color options would be nearly impossible to manage. When cases are produced, they are made in batches. Raw acrylic comes in large single color sheets. If I have 50 frosted cases to make, each case is made as part of a larger batch of the same color. Individual layers in different colors likewise are produced in smaller batches. My process for cutting cases is unique to me, its how I am able to make sure cases line up properly and dont suffer from the typical mismatching of layers and offsets that are often seen with acrylic cases. This is done in the name of production speed, as it would be extremely slow having to cut cases in smaller batches or even single cases at a time to facilitate the hundreds of possible color combinations. As a result, plates are sold as add ons in optional colors and materials.
If I purchase a case, does it come with a switch plate?Yes! All cases come with a switch plate, in most circumstances its made in the same material as the color you choose. Some cases may include different color switch plates/base plates, and this information will be on the listing. If you order a case with metal plate, this will be in place of the normal case switch plate.
I need to cancel my order, how do I do this? Switch Couture does not accept cancellations under any circumstances. When you place an order, this sets in motion a series of events that are neccessary to make your product a reality. Once work has begun, cancelling would invariably create more problems than the original order is worth, if you are unsure about whether you will follow through with your commitment after purchasing, please do not place an order, if you have any questions or are unsure about something, please contact me first so we can discuss your needs.
Im having trouble with my pcb, can I get a replacement? In order for a pcb to be eligible for replacement, the pcb must be in the exact condition it was sent. This means that if you solder the pcb, it is not eligible for replacement. ALWAYS test your pcb and each key prior to soldering, this will ensure that the pcb is functioning and in good working order. Its extremely rare that a pcb will simply malfunction, and almost always is the result of soldering incorrectly, programming incorrectly, or using a cable that is not compatible. Switch Couture guarantees all components to be in good working order and free from defects. (acrylic may have some very minor blemishes from the manufacturing process but this is to be expected). In the event your pcb needs to be replaced, you will need to send the pcb back in order for us to send a replacement.