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[IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:28:33 »
Leaf Series

Back in 2018, we released our first leaf-themed custom keyboard kit, Leaf80.
Also in 2018, Leaf60 with the gasket-sandwich structure was introduced.
Both keyboards achieved great success.




Leaf 65%

After two years, finally, we bring you Leaf65, a new member of the Leaf series redesigned from the inside out.



Several original design elements have been kept, including the iconic curvy side profile of the bottom case and the engraved Leaf logo.


Middle Frame



Both Leaf60 and Leaf80 are relatively plain-looking boards, but we want to change it on Leaf65.
After testing several revisions, we are the most satisfied with the current version with the exposed middle frame.
Choosing different materials and colors for the top, middle, and bottom cases can create plenty of exciting combinations for your preference.
Justing giving you some examples of what can be achieved:






(The final color options have not been decided.) 

Not just for aesthetics, the middle frame is also designed for important functional purposes.
By moving case screws from the bottom to the middle frame, the case is screwless from the outside now.



Mounting System



The plate mounting system has been upgraded from gasket sandwich to PORON sandwich.
PORON is a foam material that provides a better muting performance.

Features Planned
  • Top, middle, and bottom cases in different colors
  • No visible screws
  • PORON sandwich mount
  • PORON mute plate (optional for using between the PCB and the plate)
  • New custom rubber feet

Prototype Photos





Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.
« Last Edit: Fri, 09 April 2021, 18:59:20 by senter »
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Offline pcire

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:30:18 »
Yes!!! So sexy!

Offline o3okevin

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:33:11 »
sign me up!

Offline Shinigamii

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:35:29 »
Super excited to see another board from you guys, looking forward to this and trying to get my hands on one.  I very much enjoy the exposed middle section, adds a nice accent coloring.  Good luck with everything!

Offline kmao

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:38:49 »
I'm in.



Offline rmllew

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:40:18 »
Love the red and black frame in the prototype pictures any intention on making it one of the final color choices?

Offline DeVita

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:46:29 »
I'm in!

Any chance of WKL?

Online skrunk

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:49:39 »
Looks really interesting. Protos look really good as well.

Keeping an eye on this :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:50:57 »
Awesome, always loved the design of the 60% version. Looking forward to see more renders/photos eventually!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 17:02:28 »
THIS. WILL. BE. MINE.

Offline Arithmetics

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:06:41 »
this is must have. split space support like key 65?
« Last Edit: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:11:58 by Arithmetics »

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:08:47 »
Run yellow again

Offline hover0423

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:11:38 »
so nice. I am in. Hotswap?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:13:25 »
ayyyyyyyy!  I was waiting for this IC!  Looks great, Senter!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:17:45 »
Looks awesome, probably gonna join. Curious why you didn't include the Key65 in your lineup of boards/history or just do another round of these?


  • HHKB style Split backspace support? (this is a must for me)
  • Stepped caps/control?
  • Any pricing estimates?


Thanks!
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Offline SleepIsAllINeed

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:33:34 »
I'm in for the board as well. I hope the purple will be available for the group buy.

Offline jjoejimmy

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:49:49 »
I love exposed midriffsframes! Definitely going to keep an eye out for color options and pricing

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:56:08 »
purple and lilac please :D
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:08:48 »
I'm so excited!

Offline SxM Designs

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:12:13 »
Any chance of EU vendors?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:16:51 »
mmm love the polycarb version!

Offline NeonKid

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:17:10 »
FINALLY! Been waiting for this one!

Offline sedekki

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:20:15 »
love this so much!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:15:19 »
any idea on pricing?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:17:39 »
Love the red and black frame in the prototype pictures any intention on making it one of the final color choices?

Yes, black and red are two colors that I want to keep.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:18:10 »
I'm in!

Any chance of WKL?


Yes if you mean left WKL blocker.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:19:23 »
luv dis <3

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:24:45 »
Very nice. Would the PCB have underglow for the PC version? Is there also a chance of a smoky PC? Thanks.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:24:58 »
this is must have. split space support like key 65?


Yes for the solder version.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:25:25 »
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:25:38 »
so nice. I am in. Hotswap?

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Yes
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:28:58 »
back looks really nice. leaf spring so hot right now.
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline kinyth

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:36:09 »
Great! Looking forward to this board!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:38:00 »
I saw render a few months ago with a single color lilac. Is there any possibility of having single color options?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:38:01 »
back looks really nice. leaf spring so hot right now.
Leaf spring will be nice. What is usb board? Is it daughterboard?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:45:56 »
Looks awesome, probably gonna join. Curious why you didn't include the Key65 in your lineup of boards/history or just do another round of these?


  • HHKB style Split backspace support? (this is a must for me)
  • Stepped caps/control?
  • Any pricing estimates?


Thanks!

I'm generally not interested in running R2 GBs so Key65 is probably not gonna come back. It's possible that I'll run a GB for Lock65 in the future haha

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  • Yes for stepped capslock
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:48:28 »
Board looks great! Count me in.
   

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:49:08 »
Any chance of EU vendors?


Why you want an local vendor? I don't think the shipping can become much cheaper.
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Offline Mighty_Zero

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:49:51 »
Missed the Leaf 60. Surely I am not going to miss this one! LETS GO BOISSSS

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:54:13 »
Very nice. Would the PCB have underglow for the PC version? Is there also a chance of a smoky PC? Thanks.


Underglow LEDs are not in the current plan. It is possible to solder RGB stripes though.
I always want to make smoky PC boards but never find reliable material suppliers.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:55:33 »
I saw render a few months ago with a single color lilac. Is there any possibility of having single color options?


You will be free to choose the color for each part.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 21:03:10 »
Run yellow again


You mean yellow anodizing?

Yes, please. If you only do a limited number of colors I understand if you pick something more popular, though.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 22:24:45 »
I saw render a few months ago with a single color lilac. Is there any possibility of having single color options?


You will be free to choose the color for each part.

Oh man! Thatís great news!

Would you consider keeping this one and/or the lilac mentioned above?

« Last Edit: Mon, 22 February 2021, 22:26:58 by pcire »

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 23:13:36 »
Sorry if this has been asked before, but will this be a limited run? also excited to see what color options there will be! I loved a lot of the looks on the zFrontier page!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 23:31:17 »
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I want this alot, Has the CNY GB already run?
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 00:36:57 »
Senter! This has been a long time coming. I loved the leaf60.

One thing, I'd get rid of the mounting under spacebar. As it currently stands, this is going to make space very stiff.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 00:51:28 »
I would really appreciate a split backspace and an unlimited GB! GL with IC!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 01:00:07 »
You should do a limited run of full pvd brass in gold and rose gold like you did with the leaf60. Those are beautiful and i will buy one for sure. Otherwise i think the middle exposed portion should be polished steel or brass.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 01:18:36 »
Always wanted a leaf board and I'm looking for a 65% currently, will keep an eye!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 02:29:44 »
I am so damn hyped