Let's take it back to December 2017, coffee and cakes in Petaling Jaya, KL. Enthusiasts from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore all crowding around a long table talking keyboards while puzzled baristas couldn't make sense of the items brought out of informal bags, wrapped in cloth. 

Over the years, Yuktsi (Sam) and the MONOKEI team (including our friends Artemie and Lewynlight) have always shared a love for keyboards and food. From roasts in the MONOKEI household to drinks in the streets of KL, we've shared many conversations revolving around keyboards and culinary delights. This collaboration is a particularly exciting one that we've been working on with Sam for the better part of 2020-2021, and we've worked hard to bring a design from TGR made slightly more accessible for everyone.
The MONOKEI x TGR Tomo is a 75% top mount keyboard with enough space for an o ring mounted build should the user chooses to do so, paired with a daughterboard configuration (USB-C) and the same rubber feet as our previous releases. We've also chosen to forgo a knob and instead utilise a rounded badge as a throwback to famous TGR iterations such as the 910


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1. Sale Format:

This sale is an unlimited group buy with the caveat of The Human Limit as always. We're confident of expanding that definition with the addition of regional vendors and have paid for production slots with the manufacturers for this design.


  • The sale will run from the 28th of May 2021 till 11pm (GMT+8), 19th June 2021.
  • A helpful timer for the duration of the sale is available here.
  • ETA: Q2 2022.


The launch time may differ according to region, so keep an eye out on Discord and other social media platforms for more information for your respective regions.


2. Combinations:


Tomo Standard Kit

The available colours (top and bottom pieces) for the group buy are:

  • Blush Pink
  • Olive Green
  • Royal Purple
  • Suave Blue
  • Titan Grey
  • Silver 


Tomo colours

(Renders are for illustration purposes, final colours may differ slightly)  


Each board also comes with:

  • Hotswap or solder PCB
  • Set of silver anodised badges (MONOKEI & TGR)
  • Polycarbonate (frosted) full plate 
  • Silver anodised backplate
  • Sandblasted brass weight
  • 1x O ring



Tomo SE Kit

(only available at MONOKEI)


Kit Colour Badges Plate  Back Plate Weight
Silver Top & Bottom 1. Stainless Steel (Polished, MONOKEI & TGR)
2. Brass (Black Polished PVD, MONOKEI & TGR)
PC Full Plate Stainless Steel (Polished) Brass (Matte PVD)




3. Prices:

Kit MONOKEI Mekibo Apex myKeyboard Prototypist DailyClack Acid&Co
Tomo Standard Kit (Solder)
S$675 USD525 CAD610 €500
£435 (inc VAT)
A$660.20 IDR 7.89 Mil.
Tomo Standard Kit (Hotswap)
S$690 USD540 CAD620 €510
£445 (inc VAT)
A$675 IDR 7.99 Mil.
Tomo SE Kit (Solder)
Tomo SE Kit (Hotswap)
S$965 - - - - - -


4. Layout:

Tomo Solder PCB


 Tomo Hotswap PCB

5. Addons:

We're offering the following items as addons and / or upgrades:

  • Kaban (hard case bag)
  • PC (frosted) full plate
  • Aluminium full plate (silver)
  • Hotswap / Solder PCBs
  • Brass Badge Set (Sandblasted, MONOKEI + TGR)

If you're purchasing through MONOKEI, you may also choose to add the usual complements of switches and other peripherals to your order.


6. Shipping & Taxes:

Please check with your respective vendors for further information. For Singapore residents, GST will be absorbed by MONOKEI.


7. Quality Expectations:

While we strive to provide a perfect experience, no kit can be 100% flawless at our scale of production, as such the caveats are as follows:

  • No scratches on exposed / user facing parts of the keyboard (after installation of plate & PCB).
  • Possible machining marks / scratches on the inside of the kit / pieces not exposed to the user. This includes scratches arising from anodisation hooks.
  • Screw holes are NOT anodised.
  • Slight anodisation variation between top and bottom pieces. Aluminium pieces are anodised in batches, and thus slight variation in tone and shade may occur.
  • Brass weight patina: brass as a material tarnishes over time, you can clean it but note that it's a form of oxidation that we cannot control. 


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