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Title: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:07:07
Orca 60 OG

(https://i.imgur.com/WWvvQNM.jpg)

-Inspiration-

Mounting: The mounting of this board is inspired by the Lodestone designed by Jae/Flex.
Although I've always thought that the idea of a magnet mounted board would be cool, I never thought it was possible until I saw their design.
However, being an FPS guy, I wanted to create a magnet mounted board in a 60 format with slim bezels to allow additional room for my mouse.
Additionally, I've implemented my own unique solution for the magnets, plate alignment, and isolation.

Sound: Like many other 60 enthusiasts, my favorite sound signature of all time from a 60 has got to be the OTD 356 mini.
Though it would be impossible to recreate the sound profile without directly copying their design,
this was definitely the benchmark I was aiming for and I am quite pleased with the results.

Aesthetics: I am clearly influenced by the aesthetics of many great designs/designers from this community.
Some of the main influences include OTD, TGR, Keycult, Lin, ai03, RAMA, Quantrik, and LSJ just to name a few.

-Motivation-

The motivation behind the creation of this board is quite simple,
I wanted to create the ultimate typing experience in a premium yet minimal 60.
As my daily driver, this board has brought me an immeasurable amount of joy during these strange times and
now I'd like to share my creation with the rest of the community in hopes that it might bring you joy as well.

-Explanation-

(https://i.imgur.com/yGEVhzu.jpg)

4 N35 strip magnets are installed on the bottom case and 4 N35 strip magnets are installed on the protruding fins of the plate.
The magnets are oriented so that the like poles will be facing each other creating repulsion.
The fins of the plate fit into slots in the top case which are lined with Poron gasket.
The gaskets surrounding the perimeter of the plate fins are also lined with PTFE strips over the Poron gaskets
creating a plate guide that keeps the plate aligned, absorbs vibration, and provides isolation.
This allows for smooth and silent vertical movement while preventing any horizontal movement.
The result is a mounting solution that achieves a clean sound profile with 100% plate isolation and a forgiving typing experience.

-Specifications-

-  6061-T6 Aluminum case with a hand-sanded, glass bead-blasted, and anodized finish
-  316 Stainless steel weight raw with a hand-sanded and glass bead-blasted finish
-  5052 Aluminum full or half plate with a hand-sanded, glass bead-blasted, and anodized finish
-  N35 Neodymium magnet mounting solution with 2mm of plate travel/flex
-  WT60-C PCB in black
-  Genuine Poron polyurethane gaskets
-  Poron/PTFE plate guides
-  M2 Socket head black-oxide alloy steel screws
-  Genuine translucent 3M bumpons
- 7-degree typing angle
-  Low front height just under 18mm (under 20mm with 3M bumpons installed)
-  WKL only, split right shift only, full or split backspace, stepped or regular caps lock (can have full right shift if WT60-D is used)
-  Available in Obsidian Black, Anthracite Gray, or Palladium Silver
- ~3.4 Pounds or ~1540 grams fully built
- 25 unit limit to be raffled and this variant will never be offered again
- 1 unit per person
- $650
- CONUS only

-Contents-

-  1 x 6061-T6 Aluminum Top case
-  1 x 6061-T6 Bottom Case
-  1 x 316 Stainless Steel Weight
-  1 x 5052 Aluminum Plate (Full or Half)
-  1 x WT60-C PCB in black
-  8 x N35 Neodymium Magnets
-  4 x Slim Poron Gaskets
-  4 x Wide Poron Gaskets (to be used with PTFE strips as plate guides)
-  4 x PTFE plate guide strips
-  4 x 3M SJ5382 Bumpons
-  6 x M2 x 8mm Black Oxide Alloy Steel Socket Head Screws
-  6 x M2 x 3mm Black Oxide Alloy Steel Socket Head Screws
-  1 x Wera 3950 PKL Stainless Long Arm Ballpoint 1.5mm Hex Key

-Prototype-

After 3 iterations of prototypes, this is the final product. Over the course of prototyping, there have been various changes which include:
materials, surface finishing, magnets, size of screws, tolerances, fillets, chamfers, bumpons, size of weight, engraving, USB cutout, etc

Obsidian Black Prototype

(https://i.imgur.com/SN5h4Jr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ygwp03d.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KMDmTrZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BF3T6U3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9yFzb9h.jpg)

-Other Colors-

Anthracite Gray

(https://i.imgur.com/jK4U3a5.png)

Palladium Silver

(https://i.imgur.com/GXIvUqZ.png)

Note that these samples have gone through a different surface finishing procedure than the keyboard so it's likely that the board will come out in a much nicer color.
Also, these pictures were sent from our manufacturer hence the poor image quality.

-Typing Sounds / Flex Demonstration-

-Build Specs-
Plate: 5052 Aluminum Half Plate
Switches: Cherry MX Black (Krytox 205g0/Deskey Films)
Springs: Sprit 63.5 S (Krytox 106)
Stabilizers: Zeal (Krytox 205g0/206g2)
Keycaps: GMK Olivia++

-Notes-

- Magnets and Gaskets will be preinstalled
- Replacement Poron gasket strips, PTFE strips, and Magnets will be made available
- Option for zinc plated screws will be made available as well
- Plates will be anodized to match the choice of case color
- If you like crispy clacks I recommend a half plate
- If you like creamy thocks I recommend a full plate
- Half plate alphas have a more singular isolated feel and sound with a crisp bottom out
- Full plate alphas have great rebounding pop with softer typing feel and sound
- NGL this board feels amazing you need to try it

-Links-

Interest Check Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqi6ksCldnsTxmhP2w6XM01QypcmV7hjJziN53xEwaO-LipA/viewform?usp=sf_link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqi6ksCldnsTxmhP2w6XM01QypcmV7hjJziN53xEwaO-LipA/viewform?usp=sf_link)

Website: orcabuilds.com (http://orcabuilds.com)
Instagram: instagram.com/orcabuilds (http://instagram.com/orcabuilds)
Discord: discord.gg/JYumTqS (http://discord.gg/JYumTqS)


-Thank you-

- Thank you Jae/Flex for innovating and inspiring me
- Thanks Taeha for getting me into this hobby
- Thanks Quantrik for making a case design tutorial on youtube
- Thanks to all my friends/family who have encouraged me to share my project

-10/20/20 Updates-

- This release will be renamed to Orca 60 OG as a limited variant
- 25 unit limit to be raffled and this variant will never be offered again
- WKL only
- We will take measures to reduce the cost of the regular Orca 60 to be released on a later date (different materials, surface finishing, and possibly manufacturer)
- Tsangan layout will be offered with the release of the normal variant
- WT60-C PCB in black confirmed
- Magnets and gaskets will come preinstalled at the same price
                     
-12/1/20 Updates-

- Over the past month and a half we've been assessing manufacturers to reduce the price of the Orca 60 while maintaining a similar level of quality. Of the seven manufacturers we've assessed, one has met our criteria. We are currently in negotiation and will have them produce a prototype for us. We will have updates in pricing shortly.

- We will be hiring a quality control agent overseas for third party inspection of the boards before they get shipped to the US. There will effectively be three rounds of quality control; one from the manufacturer, one from our agent before shipping to US, and one from myself before they are shipped to the customer.

- Custom packaging has been received and rejected because quality did not meet expectations. I have decided to provide a custom TX style carrying case with every order instead. Custom carrying case design has been completed and prototype has been ordered.

- We will be testing other plate materials to achieve even more consistency in flex and sound. Aluminum full plate is very consistent but could be a little less stiff so FR4 and PC full plates will be tested. The aluminum half plate is very consistent as well but could be a little more stiff so titanium and stainless steel half plates will be tested.


Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:07:34
reserved
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: androo on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:11:04
niiiiiiice
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: austinliu on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:12:54
looks really interesting


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Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: productkun on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:17:01
Any reason you went with 6061 instead of 6063?
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:19:44
Any reason you went with 6061 instead of 6063?

6061 is higher strength while still having wonderful surface finishing qualities
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Tyler on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:22:26
Color me intrigued
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: yoot on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:26:05
Very interested in this. It looks great
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: scoopbb on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:27:49
will this work with standard 60% pcb and will plate file be released?
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:32:02
will this work with standard 60% pcb and will plate file be released?

Only if the USB C connecter is perfectly centered between ESC and 1 key. Currently, it has only been tested with WT60-C and WT60-D from Wilba.
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:32:31
will this work with standard 60% pcb and will plate file be released?

Plate files will most likely be released later on
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: firewrath9 on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:33:06
 this is amazing. I absolutely love the finish on the proto.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:34:49
this is amazing. I absolutely love the finish on the proto.  :thumb:

thank you so much
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Diggidy on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:35:15
It sounds really nice, and I like the overall look of the board. Are the magnets just beneath the PCB/Plate, and it's regular gasket mount above the plate?
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Fredington on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:45:06
HHKB?
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: webstersx on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:50:37
Really cool!
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: yoniwolf1202 on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:55:33
I like the idea on this because I especially love the lodestone. I was wondering if you could make a video showing the flex towards the edges that would show off the benefits of the magnet mounting system.

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Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Rebral on Mon, 19 October 2020, 20:58:27
Another magnet keeb to keep an eye on? Perfect.
Is my wallet ready for either one? Nope.

Following!
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Ustinj on Mon, 19 October 2020, 21:00:35
amazing.
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Arcitan on Mon, 19 October 2020, 21:01:29
What an interesting design! Even when it seems almost every variation of "isolation mount" has been done, the community continues to raise the bar. Will be following very closely! :)
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 21:07:03
I like the idea on this because I especially love the lodestone. I was wondering if you could make a video showing the flex towards the edges that would show off the benefits of the magnet mounting system.

Please refer to the Typing Sounds / Flex Demonstration video where I show flex towards the edges ty
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: yoniwolf1202 on Mon, 19 October 2020, 21:07:44
I like the idea on this because I especially love the lodestone. I was wondering if you could make a video showing the flex towards the edges that would show off the benefits of the magnet mounting system.

Please refer to the Typing Sounds / Flex Demonstration video where I show flex towards the edges ty
Ope, ty

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Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: bisoromi on Mon, 19 October 2020, 21:22:59
How do Magnet works
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 21:31:39
How do Magnet works

gimme kei and i tell u
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: bisoromi on Mon, 19 October 2020, 21:32:32
How do Magnet works

gimme kei and i tell u

the answer is Magic
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: o3okevin on Mon, 19 October 2020, 21:42:26
damn this is cool
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Tribeq on Mon, 19 October 2020, 21:58:21
I love how cool this board is. It also looks great and sounds incredible. Hope I get lucky on this one!
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: treeleaf64 on Mon, 19 October 2020, 22:05:32
How do Magnet works

gimme kei and i tell u

the answer is Magic

Biso Romi Biso Rome
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: jimboytacos on Mon, 19 October 2020, 22:20:27
What if you designed a daughterboard on the lower half of the case? That way, when the PCB physically shifts up/down (cuz, magnets and levitation) it will not affect the position of the USB-C position. Get it? I think it'll look cleaner than a PCB with an integrated USB-c since the cutout won't have to be so large to accommodate movement.
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 22:28:34
What if you designed a daughterboard on the lower half of the case? That way, when the PCB physically shifts up/down (cuz, magnets and levitation) it will not affect the position of the USB-C position. Get it? I think it'll look cleaner than a PCB with an integrated USB-c since the cutout won't have to be so large to accommodate movement.

A daughterboard was taken into consideration during the design process. However, because of the strength of the magnets, during the assembly process the bottom case must be a good distance away from the top case/ plate until the magnets are aligned because the strength of the magnets will pull the plate out of the top case. This means an extremely long daughterboard cable would be required and would complicate the assembly process even further. It is possible but I opted for a slightly larger usb cutout which makes assembly much easier.
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: finalarcadia on Mon, 19 October 2020, 22:39:21
Cool stuff  :thumb:
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 19 October 2020, 22:50:39
Have you run any previous group buys?  Do you have a team, or is it just you?  I like the design and mounting system, just hard to give $650 to someone who i've never heard of with only 15 posts.
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 22:57:56
Have you run any previous group buys?  Do you have a team, or is it just you?  I like the design and mounting system, just hard to give $650 to someone who i've never heard of with only 15 posts.

Nope, I have not run a previous group buy and it's just me. Which is why there are limited units and I may reduce units even further until I can build trust. Unfortunately, I have to start somewhere and this is my attempt.
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 19 October 2020, 23:01:34
I get that.  Everyone has to start somewhere.  I do hope that it is a success.

100 seems like too many.  50 seems like a lot, honestly.  Any other first time runners wanna chime in here? 
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 23:19:22
I get that.  Everyone has to start somewhere.  I do hope that it is a success.

100 seems like too many.  50 seems like a lot, honestly.  Any other first time runners wanna chime in here?

Keep in mind that as unit quantity goes down cost of manufacturing goes up. But I'm willing to do what it takes to build trust.
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Wilba on Mon, 19 October 2020, 23:26:31
will this work with standard 60% pcb and will plate file be released?

Only if the USB C connecter is perfectly centered between ESC and 1 key. Currently, it has only been tested with WT60-C and WT60-D from Wilba.

Do you need PCBs? Because I make PCBs that are compatible with WT60-C and WT60-D.
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Mon, 19 October 2020, 23:39:09
will this work with standard 60% pcb and will plate file be released?

Only if the USB C connecter is perfectly centered between ESC and 1 key. Currently, it has only been tested with WT60-C and WT60-D from Wilba.

Do you need PCBs? Because I make PCBs that are compatible with WT60-C and WT60-D.

Yes please Wilba
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Wilba on Mon, 19 October 2020, 23:45:06
will this work with standard 60% pcb and will plate file be released?

Only if the USB C connecter is perfectly centered between ESC and 1 key. Currently, it has only been tested with WT60-C and WT60-D from Wilba.

Do you need PCBs? Because I make PCBs that are compatible with WT60-C and WT60-D.

Yes please Wilba

Slide into my DMs bby  :-*
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: fishbiscuit13 on Tue, 20 October 2020, 00:04:28
This looks really cool. The sound test was disappointingly metallic and high pitched though; reading the build I was very surprised it was blacks on aluminum. It sounds like the extreme lack of contact between the plate assembly and the case leaves you with just the sound of the pcb, without the mass of the case contributing to the sound. This could be just from your recording setup or some other factor I'm not expecting, but I've gotten deeper sounds from brass plates and clacky linears.
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Ustinj on Tue, 20 October 2020, 00:08:15
This looks really cool. The sound test was disappointingly metallic and high pitched though; reading the build I was very surprised it was blacks on aluminum. It sounds like the extreme lack of contact between the plate assembly and the case leaves you with just the sound of the pcb, without the mass of the case contributing to the sound. This could be just from your recording setup or some other factor I'm not expecting, but I've gotten deeper sounds from brass plates and clacky linears.

That is a good point. I thought it was the microphone, but it is true that a lot of the deeper tones of a case would come from the vibrations dissipating into the case.

This is true isolation mount - isolated mostly by air  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Romutulus on Tue, 20 October 2020, 00:12:14
Looks good. 650 is a bit steep for me, but just maybe...
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: bthezebra on Tue, 20 October 2020, 01:39:28
Looks clean, love the insides
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: NoxNoxNox on Tue, 20 October 2020, 01:43:03
I'm 100% on board with this one.  What a great design.

Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: whitemamba on Tue, 20 October 2020, 01:45:49
The idea is very nice, Daughterboard PCB would be nice but I understand why it is not the final option. The USB port is not snugly fit into the hole and there is room for movement. But still needs very careful assembling, I guess.   Would love to see it as a success, $650 price tag is a bit high imo,  GLWIC.
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Solotov on Tue, 20 October 2020, 04:55:11
Wow looks great  :thumb:
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Rayndalf on Tue, 20 October 2020, 05:15:52
How do Magnet works
smaller magnets inside?
Title: Re: Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: firewrath9 on Tue, 20 October 2020, 09:56:04
How do Magnet works
smaller magnets inside?

but how do smaller magnet works
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Baka Bot on Tue, 20 October 2020, 09:57:57
gimme gimme gimme gimme
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: zoo on Tue, 20 October 2020, 11:16:58
In the flex test, the front bottomed out on a hard press. Is there space in the bottom case for some padding to soften this?
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Yeoh on Tue, 20 October 2020, 12:12:21
I like a lot about that design, and that ano looks nice.

First time designer, correct? Price is steep for an initial offering.

Logo on the back could use revision, it looked like a strange blob to me until I saw your pfp. Then it looked like a strange fish-like blob. If you like it, that's all that really matters though I guess.

GL with the GB!

Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: fluxlab on Tue, 20 October 2020, 12:20:07
Does this mean that the plate hovers between the top and bottom? Thatís hella cool
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
Post by: Orca Builds on Tue, 20 October 2020, 13:37:18
In the flex test, the front bottomed out on a hard press. Is there space in the bottom case for some padding to soften this?

The plate will only bottom out if you intentionally make it, the magnets being the first place of contact. When typing and gaming I've never bottomed out and neither have any prototype testers. You can type violently and it will not bottom out. However, I still plan on adding additional optional gaskets to apply on top of the magnets on the bottom case to prevent the harsh bottoming out.
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
Post by: n.rdy on Wed, 21 October 2020, 00:59:41
the bar has been lifted with this. its exciting, im not gonna lie.
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
Post by: GaNeBaL on Wed, 21 October 2020, 01:07:41
love seeing stuff like this, hopefully will be able to grab one during gb  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
Post by: Orca Builds on Wed, 21 October 2020, 07:50:21
the bar has been lifted with this. its exciting, im not gonna lie.

thanks brother <3 love your profile quote
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
Post by: santela on Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:55:44
Excited to see another magnet board, as Lodestone was very very interesting to me. I like it a lot. Price is a little steep though and quantity is very limited.
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
Post by: IMZO on Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:06:51
Cool stuff !
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
Post by: dibstern on Mon, 02 November 2020, 22:35:00
WKL only = sad times
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
Post by: lakeboredom on Tue, 03 November 2020, 00:47:58
Really like this design! Had some questions about what it's like typing on a... magnetically levitated gasket isolated top mount;

How's the initial force to start the plate's movement? Can you type without the plate moving off the gaskets? Is it abrupt, like every time you hit a key you feel the plate move off the gaskets? Can you feel the plate return to resting position like an additional tactile event? Or is it more stiff, therefore gentle, like typing on a pillow with minimal movement?
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
Post by: Orca Builds on Tue, 03 November 2020, 17:47:38
Really like this design! Had some questions about what it's like typing on a... magnetically levitated gasket isolated top mount;

How's the initial force to start the plate's movement? Can you type without the plate moving off the gaskets? Is it abrupt, like every time you hit a key you feel the plate move off the gaskets? Can you feel the plate return to resting position like an additional tactile event? Or is it more stiff, therefore gentle, like typing on a pillow with minimal movement?

After bottoming out only slightly more force will make the plate start to move. General typing and gaming will barely make the plate move but the suspension effect of the magnets can be felt as if it's absorbing the impact. If you type violently the plate will move visibly but never bottom out. Plate movement and the plate return can not be felt or heard, all plate movement is seamless.
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
Post by: logomachy on Tue, 03 November 2020, 19:35:22
been waiting for magnet mount since I first heard of customs. cool board, cute logo
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
Post by: krautcat on Wed, 04 November 2020, 13:54:13
Sadly CONUS only.

Beautiful board.
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: firewrath9 on Sun, 21 February 2021, 20:17:54
any updates? really interested in this!

:)
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: Jinho on Sun, 21 February 2021, 22:42:26
no update in awhile, but i'd still like to ask - why no daughterboard? that usb port cutout in my opinion is pretty ugly and takes away from how clean the rest of the board looks, and i understand it has a large cutout to account for the flex that comes with this mounting design. is it difficult to design around a daughterboard for this mounting method?
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: homerowco on Mon, 22 February 2021, 10:32:29
do that flex test again without a deskmat, right now the board moves visually like 2mm into the deskmat...
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: ghlurker on Mon, 22 February 2021, 17:17:05
amazing  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: R4YN3 on Thu, 25 February 2021, 23:33:52
I am in, where can I pay? haha
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: Senbeii on Fri, 26 February 2021, 12:55:49
MAGNETS GO BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR?  :)
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: kure_ on Sun, 28 February 2021, 15:39:56
This looks a lot like a WKL Polaris, nice! Not a bad thing. Though from the images the finish seems to be kinda scuffed.
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: Photekq on Wed, 03 March 2021, 02:10:04
This is one of the few customs that's truly piqued my interest in years. Many years, probably since.. well, before I joined in 2013. I'd always written off magnet mount as too hard to execute properly, but the execution of this seems excellent; I'm especially happy to see small bezels.

Hats off, really, this thing looks lovely in all kinds of ways. Praying I can get my hands on one, even if I have to get it shipped to a friend first ;D

Also, I think it'd be nice to give the option for people to buy one of each type of plate or release a plate template.
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: firewrath9 on Wed, 03 March 2021, 12:45:21
gib orca pls
Title: Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
Post by: Xury46 on Wed, 31 March 2021, 21:28:21
Interesting, that must have such a unique typing feel. I would love to try one at a keyboard meetup some day.