An opening in the bottom of the case allows the circuit board to sit just above the desktop. This yields the lowest switch plate height possible with MX-style switches.
The switch plate is mechanically isolated from the rest of the case by 20 foam gaskets. Additional foam fills and layers serve to further dampen vibration for a muted sound profile.
Materials and Finish
The case is machined from aluminum and finished in white or black e-coat, a durable matte finish that adheres well to Mesa TKL's sharp edges. The plate and weight are machined from stainless steel, media-blasted for uniform texture, and treated with a protective oil to prevent tarnish.
Initial production of Mesa TKL will be limited to 50 units which will be sold in a pre-order. Spots in the pre-order will be distributed in a raffle (now closed). Only raffle winners will be able to add items from the Mesa TKL Collection to their shopping cart and checkout.
There are two variants of Mesa TKL, standard layout and winkeyless, each with its own separate MOQ of 20 units. Once the raffle is closed, entries will be drawn until the 50 unit limit is reached. If a variant does not reach MOQ, entries that chose the losing variant will be modified according to the "Alternative Layout" checkbox on the raffle form; those that checked the box will be converted to the winning variant, those that did not will be removed.
Entries will be drawn blindly and totally at random. Winning entries will get their first choice of layout - the drawing will not be manipulated to ensure that both variants are made.
If you receive a winning entry you must create an account in the store with the email address you provided in your raffle entry (you can do so by clicking on the roughly human shaped icon in the top right corner of the page). This will unlock the products in the Mesa TKL store, letting you add them to your cart and checkout. The shipping address you provide at checkout must match the one in the raffle entry or the order will be canceled.