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Offline fluxlab

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 20 October 2020, 12:20:07 »
Does this mean that the plate hovers between the top and bottom? Thatís hella cool

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 | Magnet Mounted Premium 60
« Reply #51 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.

Offline n.rdy

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 21 October 2020, 00:59:41 »
the bar has been lifted with this. its exciting, im not gonna lie.

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 21 October 2020, 01:07:41 »
love seeing stuff like this, hopefully will be able to grab one during gb  ;D
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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
« Reply #54 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

Offline santela

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
« Reply #55 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.

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:06:51 »
Cool stuff !
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Offline dibstern

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 22:35:00 »
WKL only = sad times

Offline lakeboredom

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
« Reply #58 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?

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
« Reply #59 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.

Offline logomachy

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 19:35:22 »
been waiting for magnet mount since I first heard of customs. cool board, cute logo

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 10/20 Updates
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 04 November 2020, 13:54:13 »
Sadly CONUS only.

Beautiful board.

Offline firewrath9

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
« Reply #62 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 20:17:54 »
any updates? really interested in this!

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
« Reply #63 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?
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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
« Reply #64 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...

Offline ghlurker

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 17:17:05 »
amazing  :thumb:

Offline R4YN3

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
« Reply #66 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 23:33:52 »
I am in, where can I pay? haha

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
« Reply #67 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 12:55:49 »
MAGNETS GO BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR?  :)

Offline kure_

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
« Reply #68 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.

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
« Reply #69 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.
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Offline firewrath9

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 12:45:21 »
gib orca pls

Offline Xury46

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Re: [IC] Orca 60 OG | Magnet Mounted Premium 60 | 12/1/20 Updates
« Reply #71 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.