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Title: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: windlabs on Thu, 30 December 2021, 12:10:20
(https://i.imgur.com/Boz3mZy.jpg)

Hello everyone, this is Wind studio. We are here to present you our second project: the Wind x65

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

First of all, we want to thank everyone who participated in the first in-stock sale and the GB of the Wind x, our first board. If you want to check it out, visit the GH IC Post (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114767.0)

We sold over 600 pcs of Wind x, which is insane for a totally new studio, thanks everyone for your warm support!
Now that all the in-stocks of Wind x are shipped (GB units are also in production), we want to start our next project.
There were a lot of learnings for a new team like us, here we want to again thank everyone on our Discord server (https://discord.gg/ztsrz3QfhF), who gave us so many valuable feedbacks and helped us maintain our small community, special thanks to Carb0n12! :-*

1. Updates
December 30th, 2021: first Version online

2. General
Please join our Discord server (https://discord.gg/ztsrz3QfhF) to get any update in real time, make sure you don't miss out! We will hold a give-away of the Wind x65 shortly before the sales there!

Inspiration
Basically, we carried on with the design of the Wind x, which is a F-rowless 1800 board, where you actually have a full size numpad with 2U 0 key!, everyone who use their keyboard at work, who has the even remotely worked with Excel knows how important a 2U 0 key is, right?! :thumb:


(https://i.imgur.com/cw3puma.jpg)
Our first project: The Wind x

Now, since the Wind x also got overwhelmingly positive feedback on its sound and typing feel, we kept the design language and now we can present to you: the Wind x65

(https://i.imgur.com/BcSh3AO.jpg)
the new Wind x65 in orange
What's new
Maybe existing Wind x owners already noticed, WHERE IS THE NUMPAD?!
Its a 65%, silly. Also, we changed the bronze badge in the front to PC to let the LED below shine through, this was highly requested by our community.
Colors are the mostly the same as the Wind x, orange and yellow were received very well by be community so we wanted to keep them.
Also RIP $50USD of discord fam @KandysDaddy, who ano'd his Wind x to green in a local store... we now also offer a moss green color :cool:
(https://i.imgur.com/VByvpzM.jpg)
Ano Black + Green

3. Product Specs
Special Feature: a plate which is easy to disassemble and with access to stabs without desoldering. Also we used special switch foams (IXPE) to further enhance the sound(optional).
Dimension: 332.51 mm x 116.20mm x 19.29mm (Length x Depth x Height)
(https://i.imgur.com/dC4d8kU.png)
measurements

Materials:
Mount: gasket mount
Typing angle: 7
Weight: TBC
Others:

Layout
Soldered
Soldered version support both ISO and ANSI layout, stepped caps, 1.25U left shift and Tsangan.
(https://i.imgur.com/5GFCzfn.png)
Hot-swap
The Hot-swap version is pretty much a regular 65%, but only in ANSI layout.
(https://i.imgur.com/xCeMcXQ.png)

POM and Carbon Plates(both pictures: top only support hotswap PCB, bottom support both solder and hot-swap)
(https://i.imgur.com/ktwGJi3.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/K84cvc3.png)

Colors
E-white + Yellow
(https://i.imgur.com/Gg5n1Aq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4vnIZIM.jpg)

Ano Black + Grey
(https://i.imgur.com/PBve0a0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TzSTOrb.jpg)

Ano Black + Orange
(https://i.imgur.com/BfdVnrh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BcSh3AO.jpg)

Ano Black + Green
(https://i.imgur.com/RyDW2PE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VByvpzM.jpg)

4. Prices & Sales Info
About the sales
The Wind x65 will be a instock sale.
The sales will only be held on our own webstore: Wind Studio (https://windstudio.store/)

Date
carefully set to January 15th, 2022, could be 1 week later; will last 4 weeks or until sold out.

Shipment
In-stock items will ship about 2-4 weeks after the sale ends, the time frame coincidences with the Chinese new year this time around hence a longer packing time.

Quantity
in-stock: FCFS 500pcs (China 100pcs, overseas 400pcs)
We will specify the color split before sales start and announce it on our Discord server (https://discord.gg/ztsrz3QfhF), come join us!

Prices
Keyboard kit: $288USD
Extras:

Inbox Content
(https://i.imgur.com/dEVyIuK.jpg)
exploded view of box content

Payment
Paypal only

Shipping
Worldwide via DHL or FedEx depends on your region

5. Gallery
Renders (https://imgur.com/a/wYYQSww)

6. Previews & Reviews
TBC

7. FAQs
Q: southpaw Wind x when?
A: yes

Additional information
(https://i.imgur.com/j4EJAJg.png)
Wind x65 stabs


Bonus: Community flex of the Wind x (https://imgur.com/a/rH9Zx0Y)

Thanks for reading and we are looking forward to greet you on our discord server!
Title: Re: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: Signature on Fri, 31 December 2021, 09:46:03
Approved
Title: Re: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: AutumnsFall on Fri, 31 December 2021, 22:37:26
It's so nice that plate cutout for stabs from the Wind X carry over to the 65, definitely intrigued. Wish red was offered as in-stock option.
Title: Re: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: Nurseh on Tue, 04 January 2022, 11:42:21
Nice to see a board with some orange for once!
Title: Re: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: blakstealth on Wed, 05 January 2022, 20:09:34
Lookin good! Sad I missed out on the Wind X.
Title: Re: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: blinja on Wed, 05 January 2022, 20:30:40
Any chance youll be doing the pink again?


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Title: Re: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: raz_krm on Tue, 11 January 2022, 19:32:52
did anyone build their previous windx without all the foam ?
Title: Re: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: RitzKeys on Tue, 11 January 2022, 20:58:34
I love that moss green but wish it was also on the top as I'd like to see it when I'm using the board. Is there any possibility we can get an addon in the various colors specifically moss green  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: syberghost on Tue, 22 February 2022, 09:50:42
Love the stabs access, hope more boards do this.
Title: Re: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: oilpapers on Wed, 23 February 2022, 10:38:31
did anyone build their previous windx without all the foam ?

Yes - the bottom case foam IMO is necessary to eliminate localised pinging, but the top and middle foams feel pretty optional.
Title: Re: [GB] Wind x65 - a beginner friendly 65% with all new IXPE switch foam
Post by: treeleaf64 on Wed, 23 February 2022, 15:44:40
Not a fan of all the foam, but understand that some people need it
Love the triangle feet

best part is inset accent seam + back line, great design language!

but Windex, again, is a cleaning fluid brand : )