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Title: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (COMPLETED)
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 11 April 2020, 19:06:26
7V- designed by gok



(https://i.imgur.com/stEoAJf.png) (https://i.imgur.com/VYqE1qA.png) (https://i.imgur.com/xZge1Zy.jpg)



0. CONTENTS




1. DETAILS

DOWNLOAD THE BUILD GUIDE HERE (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hjFq1sxXUB8NZ67fO5Mq6zS7G91EDD3o/view?usp=sharing)



2. VENDORS


Price: Base price of $450 USD plus shipping (polycarbonate plate and polished stainless logo and weight)
Timeline: Group-buy running from 10th of April 2020 till 5th of May 2020.




3. STATUS

ORDERS CLOSED

Group Buy completed.



4. VIDEOS & BUILD STREAMS

Typing test by Apiary Keyboards (https://www.instagram.com/apiarykeyboards)

Build stream & typing test by Taeha Types (https://www.instagram.com/taehatypes/?hl=en)



5. GALLERY

**LINK (https://imgur.com/a/HIyuuC1) TO THE BUILD ALBUM**
(https://i.imgur.com/i04TfyM.jpg)

Grey with raw polished stainless steel weight and logo - GMK Oblivion keycaps

(https://i.imgur.com/CmJb3wp.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/LAZKTnw.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/a48Gd7Y.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cV2K8Fl.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/WtjIHSU.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/h3O8g1g.jpg)

Really dark blue (this won't be the blue colour for the production run_ with raw polished stainless steel weight and logo - Enjoypbt 3000SAT keycaps

(https://i.imgur.com/pRtQat2.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/JSM880a.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/ISJdXyK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cqRE0mJ.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/ma5pvAL.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/qXPxgst.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HybKmAY.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/pxb4xmr.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/wFR7vo0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cmgNvZO.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/sflsaqe.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/Of3fT0l.jpg)

Black with black PVD stainless steel weight and logo - GMK White on Black keycaps

(https://i.imgur.com/1FYTye0.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/5ob6lhp.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/legR4oi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pM7K8kR.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/ERIdVrN.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/CPfvnM7.jpg)

E-White with raw  polished stainless steel weight and logo - Enjoypbt Kuro/Shiro keycaps

(https://i.imgur.com/eO0tx4h.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/EUNhUGl.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/MFlnzXQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9OOV75Y.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/lmKCKwy.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/CnFeltU.jpg)

PCB

(https://i.imgur.com/mfLZI46.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/PS68jZU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Oo4epto.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/BMvBo56.jpg)




6. FAQ

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 11 April 2020, 19:06:35
Reserved
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: whalematrontron on Sun, 12 April 2020, 03:54:33
nice
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: lush_bunny on Sun, 12 April 2020, 04:26:13
Ordered a black one on deskeys with an extra pcb and plate. Get hyped!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Evo_Spec on Sun, 12 April 2020, 05:48:30
Went all in for a personal board! 
Very happy that it's finally happening, the IC felt like it lasted so long.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: f1 on Sun, 12 April 2020, 08:56:19
Yessss! GB thread is here.
11 months in IC
3 weeks in GB
11 months till delivery
Can't wait!!

This thing is going to give 2021 a rocking start!

Sent from my smartphone which I have. Cable, charger, everything.

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: akverma on Sun, 12 April 2020, 10:14:36
Would the flex plate have a largerly same sound signature as the normal poly?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: mrpetrov on Sun, 12 April 2020, 10:26:13
Fantastic, thanks gok!

Do you think streamers will receive their prototypes before the GB is finished?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 12 April 2020, 14:56:45
Would the flex plate have a largerly same sound signature as the normal poly?
For the most part, yes.

Fantastic, thanks gok!

Do you think streamers will receive their prototypes before the GB is finished?
Hopefully. I've been pestering the manufacturers for updates about when it will be finished for the past couple of days. The machining on them was done a while back and they were waiting on anodisation.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 12 April 2020, 16:37:52
Looking great and best luck with the GB!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: outterspacetits on Sun, 12 April 2020, 18:51:48
I placed my order and I'm hoping for a speedy delivery. I presume this is conservative time-frame and given it's open and for 3 weeks, I'm super interested in seeing numbers ordered once GB closes.

Also, the three prototypes you have don't include the gray, right?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 12 April 2020, 18:59:16
I placed my order and I'm hoping for a speedy delivery. I presume this is conservative time-frame and given it's open and for 3 weeks, I'm super interested in seeing numbers ordered once GB closes.

Also, the three prototypes you have don't include the gray, right?
Correct. The last prototype I'm getting will be grey.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: walie on Sun, 12 April 2020, 20:52:34
I placed my order and I'm hoping for a speedy delivery. I presume this is conservative time-frame and given it's open and for 3 weeks, I'm super interested in seeing numbers ordered once GB closes.

Also, the three prototypes you have don't include the gray, right?

Lol, youíre definitely not getting it until 2021
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: outterspacetits on Sun, 12 April 2020, 21:11:32
I placed my order and I'm hoping for a speedy delivery. I presume this is conservative time-frame and given it's open and for 3 weeks, I'm super interested in seeing numbers ordered once GB closes.

Also, the three prototypes you have don't include the gray, right?

Lol, youíre definitely not getting it until 2021

Sure, I read the expected delivery time. : )
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: zaME19 on Mon, 13 April 2020, 08:17:25
Finally a group buy with the layout i want!

Hope to see all colour options, cant decide yet :)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: lady_renari on Mon, 13 April 2020, 09:36:37
Incredibly excited, went all in.  This will be a great project for me this time next year.  Happy to hear you'll be releasing the plate files eventually too - thank you for that.   GLWGB!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: dallman5 on Mon, 13 April 2020, 10:13:05
I prefer the 6u bottom row aesthetically (not a big fan of mixing 1.25u and 1.5u mods); where is a good place to source a 6u stab wire from? If memory serves, some old Cherry 1800/11800/11900 boards have them, but I was wondering if there is anything out there that wouldn't require me harvesting a full board for just one stab wire.

I'm very excited to join the buy! I'm torn between blue with silver accents or the completely murdered out black look, currently.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: flatwhitemyth on Mon, 13 April 2020, 10:43:27
I prefer the 6u bottom row aesthetically (not a big fan of mixing 1.25u and 1.5u mods); where is a good place to source a 6u stab wire from? If memory serves, some old Cherry 1800/11800/11900 boards have them, but I was wondering if there is anything out there that wouldn't require me harvesting a full board for just one stab wire.

I'm very excited to join the buy! I'm torn between blue with silver accents or the completely murdered out black look, currently.

If you look on the included items in the kit, there is a line item that says "1x Genuine Cherry 6u stabilizer," so it looks like they are going through the effort of sourcing the 6u for you.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: dallman5 on Mon, 13 April 2020, 10:45:47
I prefer the 6u bottom row aesthetically (not a big fan of mixing 1.25u and 1.5u mods); where is a good place to source a 6u stab wire from? If memory serves, some old Cherry 1800/11800/11900 boards have them, but I was wondering if there is anything out there that wouldn't require me harvesting a full board for just one stab wire.

I'm very excited to join the buy! I'm torn between blue with silver accents or the completely murdered out black look, currently.

If you look on the included items in the kit, there is a line item that says "1x Genuine Cherry 6u stabilizer," so it looks like they are going through the effort of sourcing the 6u for you.
Oh sweet! I completely glossed over that bit, good looking out :)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: chowbabyloving on Mon, 13 April 2020, 11:51:17
Would the flex plate have a largerly same sound signature as the normal poly?
For the most part, yes.

Fantastic, thanks gok!

Do you think streamers will receive their prototypes before the GB is finished?
Hopefully. I've been pestering the manufacturers for updates about when it will be finished for the past couple of days. The machining on them was done a while back and they were waiting on anodisation.

Which streamers do you think will be receiving prototypes? I heard Taehatypes was on that list?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: siggerzz on Mon, 13 April 2020, 14:56:08
Been out of the loop with mechanical keyboards since I picked up my M60-A at the end of 2018. Glad I decided to come on here the other day! :D

Picked up the e-white colourway, but forgot to pick-up a spare PCB... Think I'm going to put Serika on here, but GMK Peaches N Cream looks so clean.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: HoochTheHero on Mon, 13 April 2020, 14:58:18
Made a geekhack just to comment on the IC for this. Super stoked. Got one black and one white with pvd weight. Nice work Gok, now I just need that kuro shiro r2!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Cuttooth on Mon, 13 April 2020, 15:22:08
In for E-white with the PVD weight and logo. The Kuro/Shiro shots just look too good and plenty of other sets such as GMK Bleached or Sumi would also look great with the black contrast. Can't say I haven't been incredibly tempted to get a black one too.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Mon, 13 April 2020, 15:32:19
Would the flex plate have a largerly same sound signature as the normal poly?
For the most part, yes.

Fantastic, thanks gok!

Do you think streamers will receive their prototypes before the GB is finished?
Hopefully. I've been pestering the manufacturers for updates about when it will be finished for the past couple of days. The machining on them was done a while back and they were waiting on anodisation.

Which streamers do you think will be receiving prototypes? I heard Taehatypes was on that list?
There are only a couple of units and Taeha is on that list.


Made a geekhack just to comment on the IC for this. Super stoked. Got one black and one white with pvd weight. Nice work Gok, now I just need that kuro shiro r2!
Kuro/Shiro will be coming back this year but with some alterations. Epbt had a hard time making the black accent keys so most of those are out but I might be able to keep the novelty.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: BigBabyJesus on Mon, 13 April 2020, 15:49:35
Hoping we can get that Typing test. =)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: outterspacetits on Mon, 13 April 2020, 21:52:49
Is it suggested that I order two PCB's?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Solotov on Mon, 13 April 2020, 22:29:49
In for all black with extra black pvd  ;D

Kuro/Shiro will be coming back this year but with some alterations. Epbt had a hard time making the black accent keys so most of those are out but I might be able to keep the novelty.

Any chance you run kuro/shiro in gmk as well? Actually, I just want it in ABS instead of PBT, so even JTK will do :p.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Mon, 13 April 2020, 23:09:01
Is it suggested that I order two PCB's?
Every time I haven't ordered two, I've regretted it.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Mon, 13 April 2020, 23:30:49
In for all black with extra black pvd  ;D

Kuro/Shiro will be coming back this year but with some alterations. Epbt had a hard time making the black accent keys so most of those are out but I might be able to keep the novelty.

Any chance you run kuro/shiro in gmk as well? Actually, I just want it in ABS instead of PBT, so even JTK will do :p.
If I were you, I'd just get GMK Metaverse
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 13 April 2020, 23:55:16
Is it suggested that I order two PCB's?

Wilba PCBs are usually pretty rock solid, but for such an expensive board, I would get a backup PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Djmm on Tue, 14 April 2020, 04:39:46
Can we put other PCB into this case you reckon? Say if it broke in the future and you don't wanna have expensive paperweight
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 14 April 2020, 04:48:17
Can we put other PCB into this case you reckon? Say if it broke in the future and you don't wanna have expensive paperweight
Not really because it's PCB mount. If there is a need for it, I'd consider running a GB for replacement PCBs in the future, much like what Fox Labs are doing.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: BigBabyJesus on Tue, 14 April 2020, 05:23:57
I'm pretty new to this and I was doing some research and now I totally understand why you went for a Polycarbonate plate. I can only imagine how good this board will sound.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: OmniSzron on Tue, 14 April 2020, 07:37:51
In for all black with extra black pvd  ;D
Yeah, that blackout version is an absolute thing of beauty. Wish I didn't have to buy them separately and then discard the stainless steel ones, though.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: zaME19 on Tue, 14 April 2020, 08:49:05
Hey i want to put the Nautilus 2 Keycap set on it, should be alright with the blue colour posted earlier, right?

Edit: Another maybe foolish question, if i go for layout option 2 (6.25 u spacebar), im still able to go for the normal backspace in the top row instead of the 2 keys?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: itsmartin on Tue, 14 April 2020, 09:56:59
Correct, split backspace, stepped caps lock and your bottom row are all independent choices.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Narcolepsy on Tue, 14 April 2020, 11:16:41
I plan on getting GMK Bleached and putting it on this, but I can't decide if I should go with E-White with PVD/Logo or Black with PVD/Logo. Also that $700 price tag, ouch.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: lush_bunny on Tue, 14 April 2020, 13:58:11
I plan on getting GMK Bleached and putting it on this, but I can't decide if I should go with E-White with PVD/Logo or Black with PVD/Logo. Also that $700 price tag, ouch.

your choice, but Bleached's white (WS1 I think?) is brighter than E-White, if that helps. I bought two pcbs. One for Dark and tactiles, and one for Masterpiece. Haven't decided what to use with Masterpiece yet, most likely clickies.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: zaME19 on Tue, 14 April 2020, 14:57:02
Correct, split backspace, stepped caps lock and your bottom row are all independent choices.

Thanks for the quick response,

im right with my assumption that we need plate mount stabs, no pcb mount available?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: chowbabyloving on Tue, 14 April 2020, 15:14:40
How does the stainless steel weight's durability compare to other more common keyboard materials like anodized aluminum and pvd coated brass or even uncoated brass?

Is it easy to repair cosmetic issues like scratches or scuffs on the stainless?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 14 April 2020, 16:10:15
Correct, split backspace, stepped caps lock and your bottom row are all independent choices.

Thanks for the quick response,

im right with my assumption that we need plate mount stabs, no pcb mount available?

the pcb will, im sure, support both pcb screw in and pcb clip in stabs. which is what 99% of modern pcbs support.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: zaME19 on Tue, 14 April 2020, 16:22:53
I couldn't see the screw in holes or pinholes for snap-ins in the pcb pictures.

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: chowbabyloving on Tue, 14 April 2020, 17:21:04
I couldn't see the screw in holes or pinholes for snap-ins in the pcb pictures.

(https://imgur.com/a/vHpBWxU)

I'm pretty sure there are stab holes there around spacebar, backspace, left shift and enter.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 14 April 2020, 18:32:42
I couldn't see the screw in holes or pinholes for snap-ins in the pcb pictures.

they're there man, i see them loud and clear.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Djmm on Tue, 14 April 2020, 23:22:17
Just wondering, as the group buy is via several shops, when it comes to delivery, how will this get done? Evenly across each shops or. First batch goes to all shops in same amount, etc
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 15 April 2020, 03:32:53
How does the stainless steel weight's durability compare to other more common keyboard materials like anodized aluminum and pvd coated brass or even uncoated brass?

Is it easy to repair cosmetic issues like scratches or scuffs on the stainless?
Stainless steel is less durable than the anodised surface of aluminium but more resilient than raw aluminium or brass.
There are stainless steel polishing kits and you can buff out small scratches.
There are also stainless steel protection sprays but these look to be pretty expensive
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: trg1234 on Wed, 15 April 2020, 12:54:51
any numbers update on how many units sold?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: rath_k on Wed, 15 April 2020, 17:02:32
Will the prototypes be sold at some point? I imagine they won't, but I am very interested in the really dark blue vs the lighter render color.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 15 April 2020, 20:05:46
any numbers update on how many units sold?
Can't release this information, sorry.

Will the prototypes be sold at some point? I imagine they won't, but I am very interested in the really dark blue vs the lighter render color.
I won't be selling the prototypes.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 15 April 2020, 20:10:43
Will the prototypes be sold at some point? I imagine they won't, but I am very interested in the really dark blue vs the lighter render color.

Proto's will not be sold. I am sorry but we have plans for them.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: trg1234 on Wed, 15 April 2020, 23:35:45
any numbers update on how many units sold?
Can't release this information, sorry.
I hope you do change your mind and release at least like 100 figures as it does affect purchasing decisions.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: OmniSzron on Thu, 16 April 2020, 08:37:40
any numbers update on how many units sold?
Can't release this information, sorry.
I hope you do change your mind and release at least like 100 figures as it does affect purchasing decisions.
Really? Why?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: DukeEsquire on Thu, 16 April 2020, 13:21:28
any numbers update on how many units sold?
Can't release this information, sorry.
I hope you do change your mind and release at least like 100 figures as it does affect purchasing decisions.
Really? Why?

Flippers want to know how rare the board will be.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: //gainsborough on Thu, 16 April 2020, 13:34:41
Flippers want to know how rare the board will be.



lol.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: trg1234 on Thu, 16 April 2020, 14:41:07
any numbers update on how many units sold?
Can't release this information, sorry.
I hope you do change your mind and release at least like 100 figures as it does affect purchasing decisions.
Really? Why?
I don't want to join a 700 pvd board gb.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: DukeEsquire on Thu, 16 April 2020, 14:57:54
I couldn't see the screw in holes or pinholes for snap-ins in the pcb pictures.

Tough to miss: https://i.imgur.com/mfLZI46.jpg
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: kevchigga on Thu, 16 April 2020, 15:50:59
Which plate do you guys think will sound best with linear switches?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: //gainsborough on Thu, 16 April 2020, 16:34:58
I don't want to join a 700 pvd board gb.

So wait, you only want to get in on this GB if it's sold in low quantities?  Not because you want to support the GB organizer and/or genuinely appreciate the product - do I have that right?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: lush_bunny on Thu, 16 April 2020, 17:15:05
I don't want to join a 700 pvd board gb.

So wait, you only want to get in on this GB if it's sold in low quantities?  Not because you want to support the GB organizer and/or genuinely appreciate the product - do I have that right?

Sounds elitist, but then QA might be more consistent with lower quantities.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: //gainsborough on Thu, 16 April 2020, 17:27:10
Elitest, and also a bit hyperbole.  When's the last time the GB for a custom board went over 700 units? (inb4 it's way more common than I think)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: DukeEsquire on Thu, 16 April 2020, 18:07:13
Elitest, and also a bit hyperbole.  When's the last time the GB for a custom board went over 700 units? (inb4 it's way more common than I think)

Without caps, I'm sure plenty of customs would. Keycult had 2500+ people join their raffle. LZ Physix got to around 250 units before the GB was shut down early. I'm sure Rama's boards have sold that much.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: steezkeez on Thu, 16 April 2020, 18:36:34
Also, I've heard PVD is a b*tch to QC. So the fact that is an unlimited GB with that in mind makes the worry about total units sold a valid concern IMO.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: //gainsborough on Thu, 16 April 2020, 18:45:08
Sure, but PVD is an addon.  Standard units come with the more unique weight, IMO.  SS is neat!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: willyG on Thu, 16 April 2020, 19:18:46
Are there any audio files / videos of a sound test? Or still awaiting prototype? Any other gok boards I could search? Love the design. Gorgeous
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: ryane516 on Thu, 16 April 2020, 22:31:28
Kia Ora Gok! I will definitely join this GB just waiting for the end of the month :D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: lush_bunny on Fri, 17 April 2020, 00:41:50
Sure, but PVD is an addon.  Standard units come with the more unique weight, IMO.  SS is neat!

I was looking forward to a black PVD option for the weight. I was expecting it to be a replacement option, but it turned out to be a whole other option. I need to be responsible with my keeb money so I decided to not get it (as much as it breaks my heart) and just look for some local service to coat and color the raw SS weight.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: //gainsborough on Fri, 17 April 2020, 03:19:42
Sure, but PVD is an addon.  Standard units come with the more unique weight, IMO.  SS is neat!

I was looking forward to a black PVD option for the weight. I was expecting it to be a replacement option, but it turned out to be a whole other option. I need to be responsible with my keeb money so I decided to not get it (as much as it breaks my heart) and just look for some local service to coat and color the raw SS weight.

That's a good idea, actually!  For me, I went with the grey case so I think the SS weight will look pretty dope as-is! 
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: kakiharaOne on Fri, 17 April 2020, 13:19:03
What are the dimensions?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Djmm on Fri, 17 April 2020, 17:52:23
Am I right to assume these:
Linear go with polycarbonate plate
Otherwise go with alu plate
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 17 April 2020, 18:03:55
What are the dimensions?
I've added a drawing with the dimensions to the main post.

Am I right to assume these:
Linear go with polycarbonate plate
Otherwise go with alu plate
It's really up to you.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: crosscutgymnast on Fri, 17 April 2020, 18:26:30
Elitest, and also a bit hyperbole.  When's the last time the GB for a custom board went over 700 units? (inb4 it's way more common than I think)
The polaris that just shipped was over 1000 board.


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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: //gainsborough on Fri, 17 April 2020, 20:12:30
Well, that one makes sense - what was that board, under $300, right?

edit: still impressive, though!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Cyber-chair on Sun, 19 April 2020, 08:20:25
What kind of stabilizers are supported/recommended? I'm a bit confused on the different types. (PCB mounted, PCB screw mounted, plate mounted.)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Jaltr on Sun, 19 April 2020, 08:50:59
What kind of stabilizers are supported/recommended? I'm a bit confused on the different types. (PCB mounted, PCB screw mounted, plate mounted.)
I recommend Durock screw-in stabs.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Treadstone on Sun, 19 April 2020, 09:56:21
I have finally stumbled upon a keyboard layout I was looking for! I got fed up with 60% - which can be limiting for MOBAs with a lot of micro-control. Anyway, I'm planning on using KAM Wraiths and Bushido Stabs. Since I own a keyboard that has plate mounted Gateron Clears (and I am very happy with the overall performance), I got really used to them due to my excessive gaming and typing/coding sessions. Would you recommend using those same switches on this PCB? I guess it could be more prone to damage since the plate provides a feeling of sturdiness, but I don't mind re-soldering new switches. Or, if you'd recommend an alternative? I have previously used Cherry Reds, but I have a feeling that a heavy 3-year usage has taken its toll  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Jaltr on Sun, 19 April 2020, 10:02:13
I have finally stumbled upon a keyboard layout I was looking for! I got fed up with 60% - which can be limiting for MOBAs with a lot of micro-control. Anyway, I'm planning on using KAM Wraiths and Bushido Stabs. Since I own a keyboard that has plate mounted Gateron Clears (and I am very happy with the overall performance), I got really used to them due to my excessive gaming and typing/coding sessions. Would you recommend using those same switches on this PCB? I guess it could be more prone to damage since the plate provides a feeling of sturdiness, but I don't mind re-soldering new switches. Or, if you'd recommend an alternative? I have previously used Cherry Reds, but I have a feeling that a heavy 3-year usage has taken its toll  :eek:
If you're into linears, maybe get some creams and lube them up to avoid scratchy switches. Any switches will do, just up to you.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: hmmmwhatsthis on Sun, 19 April 2020, 11:26:35
any numbers update on how many units sold?
Can't release this information, sorry.
I hope you do change your mind and release at least like 100 figures as it does affect purchasing decisions.
Really? Why?
I don't want to join a 700 pvd board gb.

Definitely a concern considering the proposed timeline for release. PVD QC is a nightmare.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bard on Sun, 19 April 2020, 16:24:01
any real photos of grey ano?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: OmniSzron on Mon, 20 April 2020, 11:25:53
any real photos of grey ano?
Not yet. Gok is waiting for the proto as we speak (as am I, because I can't decide on the colour).
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bard on Mon, 20 April 2020, 16:26:17
any real photos of grey ano?
Not yet. Gok is waiting for the proto as we speak (as am I, because I can't decide on the colour).

I assume that it will not happen before the 1st of May and have the same problem as you!  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Mon, 20 April 2020, 16:57:53
any real photos of grey ano?
Not yet. Gok is waiting for the proto as we speak (as am I, because I can't decide on the colour).

I assume that it will not happen before the 1st of May and have the same problem as you!  ;D
I'll be able to post some pics of the grey proto from the factory soon.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: HorrorStorm on Mon, 20 April 2020, 23:36:11
This is the second leaf-spring keyboard I've seen (first being Thermal). But is anyone else concerned about the PCB's life span? Thermal was a plate-based leaf-spring, while 7V is a PCB-based leaf-spring. I'm no material engineer, or familiar with how much flex a PCB can withstand, but some of the joints are near "hot-zones"(places where people tend to button mash keys. E.g there's one next to the arrows keys). Slight flexing from thousands of keypresses over 10 years adds up.

Again, I'm not familiar with material fatigue or the materials used in PCBs in general, but I'm interested in informed opinions. Replacing a uniquely designed PCB such as the 7V's would be nearly impossible 10 years from now.

I asked on the discord and no one seemed too concerned(due to the polymers used in the PCB), so maybe it's just me. I figured I'd also ask the GH community.

I'm definitely excited for this GB.

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: lush_bunny on Tue, 21 April 2020, 02:36:20
This is the second leaf-spring keyboard I've seen (first being Thermal). But is anyone else concerned about the PCB's life span? Thermal was a plate-based leaf-spring, while 7V is a PCB-based leaf-spring. I'm no material engineer, or familiar with how much flex a PCB can withstand, but some of the joints are near "hot-zones"(places where people tend to button mash keys. E.g there's one next to the arrows keys). Slight flexing from thousands of keypresses over 10 years adds up.

Again, I'm not familiar with material fatigue or the materials used in PCBs in general, but I'm interested in informed opinions. Replacing a uniquely designed PCB such as the 7V's would be nearly impossible 10 years from now.

I asked on the discord and no one seemed too concerned(due to the polymers used in the PCB), so maybe it's just me. I figured I'd also ask the GH community.

I'm definitely excited for this GB.

I'm no expert, but it was my understanding that the plate and the dampener would help against button mashing.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: DukeEsquire on Tue, 21 April 2020, 11:50:26
This is the second leaf-spring keyboard I've seen (first being Thermal). But is anyone else concerned about the PCB's life span? Thermal was a plate-based leaf-spring, while 7V is a PCB-based leaf-spring. I'm no material engineer, or familiar with how much flex a PCB can withstand, but some of the joints are near "hot-zones"(places where people tend to button mash keys. E.g there's one next to the arrows keys). Slight flexing from thousands of keypresses over 10 years adds up.

Again, I'm not familiar with material fatigue or the materials used in PCBs in general, but I'm interested in informed opinions. Replacing a uniquely designed PCB such as the 7V's would be nearly impossible 10 years from now.

I asked on the discord and no one seemed too concerned(due to the polymers used in the PCB), so maybe it's just me. I figured I'd also ask the GH community.

I'm definitely excited for this GB.

I'm not concerned. The materials used in PCBs are flexible and, if you are truly concerned, you should just buy an extra PCB or two.

I always buy an extra anyways.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: fireballw360 on Wed, 22 April 2020, 13:48:04
Would it be possible to use plate-mount switches in this in some capacity? I understand that this is primarily a PCB mount system but with the aluminum plate + foam ontop I was wondering if the switches will be more secure? I have some switches that I unfortunately already clipped to work in my current plate mount board :(
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 22 April 2020, 13:55:53
Would it be possible to use plate-mount switches in this in some capacity? I understand that this is primarily a PCB mount system but with the aluminum plate + foam ontop I was wondering if the switches will be more secure? I have some switches that I unfortunately already clipped to work in my current plate mount board :(
Yes, you can use plate mounted switches. It will be harder to get them straight but it's not too bad. One of the prototypes was built with box clickies which come as plate mount only.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: corgikeyboard on Wed, 22 April 2020, 14:03:32
Glad to support after all this time - went with the black.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: tonyjones on Thu, 23 April 2020, 13:24:23
Do you think we'll see a sound test before the group by ends?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: hmmmwhatsthis on Thu, 23 April 2020, 13:40:23
This is the second leaf-spring keyboard I've seen (first being Thermal). But is anyone else concerned about the PCB's life span? Thermal was a plate-based leaf-spring, while 7V is a PCB-based leaf-spring. I'm no material engineer, or familiar with how much flex a PCB can withstand, but some of the joints are near "hot-zones"(places where people tend to button mash keys. E.g there's one next to the arrows keys). Slight flexing from thousands of keypresses over 10 years adds up.

Again, I'm not familiar with material fatigue or the materials used in PCBs in general, but I'm interested in informed opinions. Replacing a uniquely designed PCB such as the 7V's would be nearly impossible 10 years from now.

I asked on the discord and no one seemed too concerned(due to the polymers used in the PCB), so maybe it's just me. I figured I'd also ask the GH community.

I'm definitely excited for this GB.

I'm not concerned. The materials used in PCBs are flexible and, if you are truly concerned, you should just buy an extra PCB or two.

I always buy an extra anyways.

How is that a good response?

Just buy extra PCBs because the part might fail? How about seeing some force tests to show there isn't a point of failure? This community will buy anything :rolleyes:

No response to the question about PVD QC is another confidence-booster.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: alper_maestro on Thu, 23 April 2020, 13:42:22
I checked the EU vendor; mykeyboard.eu, but you can't choose a color. Is that normal?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gt1989 on Thu, 23 April 2020, 13:44:15
This is the second leaf-spring keyboard I've seen (first being Thermal). But is anyone else concerned about the PCB's life span? Thermal was a plate-based leaf-spring, while 7V is a PCB-based leaf-spring. I'm no material engineer, or familiar with how much flex a PCB can withstand, but some of the joints are near "hot-zones"(places where people tend to button mash keys. E.g there's one next to the arrows keys). Slight flexing from thousands of keypresses over 10 years adds up.

Again, I'm not familiar with material fatigue or the materials used in PCBs in general, but I'm interested in informed opinions. Replacing a uniquely designed PCB such as the 7V's would be nearly impossible 10 years from now.

I asked on the discord and no one seemed too concerned(due to the polymers used in the PCB), so maybe it's just me. I figured I'd also ask the GH community.

I'm definitely excited for this GB.

I'm not concerned. The materials used in PCBs are flexible and, if you are truly concerned, you should just buy an extra PCB or two.

I always buy an extra anyways.

How is that a good response?

Just buy extra PCBs because the part might fail? How about seeing some force tests to show there isn't a point of failure? This community will buy anything :rolleyes:

No response to the question about PVD QC is another confidence-booster.

have they're been any keyboards where a FR4 plate has broken?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: hmmmwhatsthis on Thu, 23 April 2020, 13:57:47
This is the second leaf-spring keyboard I've seen (first being Thermal). But is anyone else concerned about the PCB's life span? Thermal was a plate-based leaf-spring, while 7V is a PCB-based leaf-spring. I'm no material engineer, or familiar with how much flex a PCB can withstand, but some of the joints are near "hot-zones"(places where people tend to button mash keys. E.g there's one next to the arrows keys). Slight flexing from thousands of keypresses over 10 years adds up.

Again, I'm not familiar with material fatigue or the materials used in PCBs in general, but I'm interested in informed opinions. Replacing a uniquely designed PCB such as the 7V's would be nearly impossible 10 years from now.

I asked on the discord and no one seemed too concerned(due to the polymers used in the PCB), so maybe it's just me. I figured I'd also ask the GH community.

I'm definitely excited for this GB.

I'm not concerned. The materials used in PCBs are flexible and, if you are truly concerned, you should just buy an extra PCB or two.

I always buy an extra anyways.

How is that a good response?

Just buy extra PCBs because the part might fail? How about seeing some force tests to show there isn't a point of failure? This community will buy anything :rolleyes:

No response to the question about PVD QC is another confidence-booster.

have they're been any keyboards where a FR4 plate has broken?

Nothing to do with the plate, talking about the thin strips on the PCB.

Need to emphasize that I'm not saying definitely it's a problem, just asking for proof that it's not.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 23 April 2020, 14:24:47
How is that a good response?

Just buy extra PCBs because the part might fail? How about seeing some force tests to show there isn't a point of failure? This community will buy anything :rolleyes:

No response to the question about PVD QC is another confidence-booster.

Everything is going to be inspected by one of our collaborative team at the factory before even shipping out. We are accounting for the defect rate by making sure that we order plenty of extras on that part. PVD is very tricky to get right, but we are doing everything possible to make sure that there are no hiccups.

I can't speak for the PCB, as I am not an engineer, but from the samples I have, it would seem very unlikely that someone could break this from normal usage.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: tonyjones on Thu, 23 April 2020, 16:25:01
How is that a good response?

Just buy extra PCBs because the part might fail? How about seeing some force tests to show there isn't a point of failure? This community will buy anything :rolleyes:

No response to the question about PVD QC is another confidence-booster.

Everything is going to be inspected by one of our collaborative team at the factory before even shipping out. We are accounting for the defect rate by making sure that we order plenty of extras on that part. PVD is very tricky to get right, but we are doing everything possible to make sure that there are no hiccups.

I can't speak for the PCB, as I am not an engineer, but from the samples I have, it would seem very unlikely that someone could break this from normal usage.

Thanks! that's definitely re-assuring.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: roznalos on Thu, 23 April 2020, 19:44:23
Signed up for this forum just to comment about this Group Buy! Looking forward to it. White with Vaporwave sure looks nice!I will build based on that.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: hmmmwhatsthis on Thu, 23 April 2020, 22:35:16
How is that a good response?

Just buy extra PCBs because the part might fail? How about seeing some force tests to show there isn't a point of failure? This community will buy anything :rolleyes:

No response to the question about PVD QC is another confidence-booster.

Everything is going to be inspected by one of our collaborative team at the factory before even shipping out. We are accounting for the defect rate by making sure that we order plenty of extras on that part. PVD is very tricky to get right, but we are doing everything possible to make sure that there are no hiccups.

I can't speak for the PCB, as I am not an engineer, but from the samples I have, it would seem very unlikely that someone could break this from normal usage.

Appreciate the response.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Moridin on Mon, 27 April 2020, 04:10:31
Ordered the grey one, and planning a keyset around it.

Congrats gok and mgsickler ó can't wait to get it! This is going to be a stunning addition. Wish I had to funds to get two though. 😅

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: geistmate on Mon, 27 April 2020, 14:58:28
Just hopped in and ordered the E-White one. Looking forward to this.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 27 April 2020, 18:45:45
How is that a good response?

Just buy extra PCBs because the part might fail? How about seeing some force tests to show there isn't a point of failure? This community will buy anything :rolleyes:

No response to the question about PVD QC is another confidence-booster.

Everything is going to be inspected by one of our collaborative team at the factory before even shipping out. We are accounting for the defect rate by making sure that we order plenty of extras on that part. PVD is very tricky to get right, but we are doing everything possible to make sure that there are no hiccups.

I can't speak for the PCB, as I am not an engineer, but from the samples I have, it would seem very unlikely that someone could break this from normal usage.

 :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: harvishez on Mon, 27 April 2020, 23:21:41
Grey ordered, canít wait! Awesome work all - stunning board.


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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bakuretsu on Tue, 28 April 2020, 00:46:24
I wish I could justify spending this much money on a keyboard without any sound tests available before the GB period ends. It probably sounds good, but I can't risk it.

Also, if there is anyone from the production side of things who knows a bit about materials engineering and is checking this thread, I'd like to echo the question from HorrorStorm and hmmmwhatsthis about the long-term durability of the thin PCB strips being used as a mounting method. I'd hate to be a proud owner of this board a few years from now when those strips finally snap from repeated stress, leaving me with a ~$500 paperweight.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: //gainsborough on Tue, 28 April 2020, 01:44:53
I would imagine because of the depth of the case that it would be almost impossible to flex the PCB to snapping point.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Sycomore on Tue, 28 April 2020, 02:27:19
I would imagine because of the depth of the case that it would be almost impossible to flex the PCB to snapping point.

Like I mean probably but repeated stress on the same area could, theoretically.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gt1989 on Tue, 28 April 2020, 05:41:55
feature=youtu.be


sound test by 1 of the vendors
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: PotlePawtle on Tue, 28 April 2020, 06:10:23
feature=youtu.be


sound test by 1 of the vendors

Any chance of a typing test with video before GB ends?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: nappis on Tue, 28 April 2020, 09:14:27
Also, if there is anyone from the production side of things who knows a bit about materials engineering and is checking this thread, I'd like to echo the question from HorrorStorm and hmmmwhatsthis about the long-term durability of the thin PCB strips being used as a mounting method. I'd hate to be a proud owner of this board a few years from now when those strips finally snap from repeated stress, leaving me with a ~$500 paperweight.
Custom and proprietary parts is something I hate in this hobby. I don't get it why anyone would like to have 500$ case made completely unusable when 40$ PCB fails inside the keyboard.

Designers in this hobby should invest more in designing compatible parts.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: tunadesu on Tue, 28 April 2020, 09:44:54
That typing sounded pretty good aside from that rattly spacebar
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Arithmetics on Tue, 28 April 2020, 10:34:30
Also, if there is anyone from the production side of things who knows a bit about materials engineering and is checking this thread, I'd like to echo the question from HorrorStorm and hmmmwhatsthis about the long-term durability of the thin PCB strips being used as a mounting method. I'd hate to be a proud owner of this board a few years from now when those strips finally snap from repeated stress, leaving me with a ~$500 paperweight.
Custom and proprietary parts is something I hate in this hobby. I don't get it why anyone would like to have 500$ case made completely unusable when 40$ PCB fails inside the keyboard.

Designers in this hobby should invest more in designing compatible parts.


ahem. this problem you point out is completely handled by the fact that the PCB is $60 not $40 ;)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Solotov on Tue, 28 April 2020, 10:42:33
Also, if there is anyone from the production side of things who knows a bit about materials engineering and is checking this thread, I'd like to echo the question from HorrorStorm and hmmmwhatsthis about the long-term durability of the thin PCB strips being used as a mounting method. I'd hate to be a proud owner of this board a few years from now when those strips finally snap from repeated stress, leaving me with a ~$500 paperweight.
Custom and proprietary parts is something I hate in this hobby. I don't get it why anyone would like to have 500$ case made completely unusable when 40$ PCB fails inside the keyboard.

Designers in this hobby should invest more in designing compatible parts.

I would like it because it's innovation. Look at that interesting pcb leaf-spring. How could it be compatible with any off-the-shelf products?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gt1989 on Tue, 28 April 2020, 11:27:12
Also, if there is anyone from the production side of things who knows a bit about materials engineering and is checking this thread, I'd like to echo the question from HorrorStorm and hmmmwhatsthis about the long-term durability of the thin PCB strips being used as a mounting method. I'd hate to be a proud owner of this board a few years from now when those strips finally snap from repeated stress, leaving me with a ~$500 paperweight.
Custom and proprietary parts is something I hate in this hobby. I don't get it why anyone would like to have 500$ case made completely unusable when 40$ PCB fails inside the keyboard.

Designers in this hobby should invest more in designing compatible parts.

You can get a TKL that is compatible with the h87 pcbs. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fZ8FtTGDl222hXnomQJgKmwRnWvg2VuoJ-GeAafVTLc/edit#gid=0
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: kaiba on Wed, 29 April 2020, 04:37:19
I'm guessing the final prototype won't arrive in time. :( Any chance we can see a render of the grey case with black pvd weight?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: krey on Wed, 29 April 2020, 05:01:39
lol this is the first time i hopped on for a black case!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Wed, 29 April 2020, 05:57:00
Is there a way to see purchase numbers? I am curious as to what colors people are choosing. I can't decide on murdered out all black or black and white!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: itsmartin on Wed, 29 April 2020, 06:04:03
I'm guessing the final prototype won't arrive in time. :( Any chance we can see a render of the grey case with black pvd weight?

Its not quite the same, but in the IC thread there are renders of the grey case showing the black PVD badge, but I don't think there is any that show the weight.

It should at least help you see the contrast between them.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: kaiba on Wed, 29 April 2020, 14:57:40
I'm guessing the final prototype won't arrive in time. :( Any chance we can see a render of the grey case with black pvd weight?

Its not quite the same, but in the IC thread there are renders of the grey case showing the black PVD badge, but I don't think there is any that show the weight.

It should at least help you see the contrast between them.
I did see the IC thread and like the grey case with black badge a lot. But I'm having a hard time imagining the black weight in the back with all the reflections like in the photos of the black prototype. I just can't get over that look... but a grey case works better for my keysets. I'm stumped over if I like the look of the black pvd weight itself, or if it's more because it matches so well with the black case.

Also to add, price is a major concern for me, like, I think I'd like grey with black weight, but is it like $160 (USD) better than grey with stainless steel y'know? :p I'm not sure if I'll regret spending that much on just the weight if I end up not liking it as much as I thought, or if I'll regret not having the weight in the end by trying to save money. Was hoping a render would help me finalize my decision.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 29 April 2020, 16:33:33
I'm guessing the final prototype won't arrive in time. :( Any chance we can see a render of the grey case with black pvd weight?

I'm guessing the final prototype won't arrive in time. :( Any chance we can see a render of the grey case with black pvd weight?

Its not quite the same, but in the IC thread there are renders of the grey case showing the black PVD badge, but I don't think there is any that show the weight.

It should at least help you see the contrast between them.
I did see the IC thread and like the grey case with black badge a lot. But I'm having a hard time imagining the black weight in the back with all the reflections like in the photos of the black prototype. I just can't get over that look... but a grey case works better for my keysets. I'm stumped over if I like the look of the black pvd weight itself, or if it's more because it matches so well with the black case.

Also to add, price is a major concern for me, like, I think I'd like grey with black weight, but is it like $160 (USD) better than grey with stainless steel y'know? :p I'm not sure if I'll regret spending that much on just the weight if I end up not liking it as much as I thought, or if I'll regret not having the weight in the end by trying to save money. Was hoping a render would help me finalize my decision.
I know I said that I won't be doing more renders but I'm making an exception this time because there aren't any photos of the grey prototype so it has been a bit underrepresented.
(https://i.imgur.com/5maDgJZ.png)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: OmniSzron on Wed, 29 April 2020, 16:50:16
Aaaaaaaand sold.

If the gray one looks anything like this render, I'm sucking it up.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 29 April 2020, 17:04:03
Aaaaaaaand sold.

If the gray one looks anything like this render, I'm sucking it up.

Space Gray best Gray!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 29 April 2020, 17:26:24
We know a lot of people were wanting to see a build along with some typing test before purchasing.

Unfortunately due to delays with COVID-19 the protos did not arrive in time. Because of this, we are extending the GB until end of day May 5. This will allow a couple protos to be built - Taeha Types and Apiary Keyboards will both be building one before then.


TLDR: GB extended until May 5.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: kaiba on Wed, 29 April 2020, 18:05:51
I know I said that I won't be doing more renders but I'm making an exception this time because there aren't any photos of the grey prototype so it has been a bit underrepresented.
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/5maDgJZ.png)

Man I'm so excited for this keyboard!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to make a render of the grey with black, it really helped me figure out what I want. :D

We know a lot of people were wanting to see a build along with some typing test before purchasing.

Unfortunately due to delays with COVID-19 the protos did not arrive in time. Because of this, we are extending the GB until end of day May 5. This will allow a couple protos to be built - Taeha Types and Apiary Keyboards will both be building one before then.


TLDR: GB extended until May 5.
Glad to hear some prototypes will also be built in the coming few days, thank you for extending the group buy a little bit so we can see them in time!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: ossetepo on Wed, 29 April 2020, 18:50:37
We know a lot of people were wanting to see a build along with some typing test before purchasing.

Unfortunately due to delays with COVID-19 the protos did not arrive in time. Because of this, we are extending the GB until end of day May 5. This will allow a couple protos to be built - Taeha Types and Apiary Keyboards will both be building one before then.


TLDR: GB extended until May 5.

Thanks for doing this, I'm one of those people and was biting my nails about committing to this one without seeing some more proto stuff.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: hkhawk on Wed, 29 April 2020, 23:03:58
We know a lot of people were wanting to see a build along with some typing test before purchasing.

Unfortunately due to delays with COVID-19 the protos did not arrive in time. Because of this, we are extending the GB until end of day May 5. This will allow a couple protos to be built - Taeha Types and Apiary Keyboards will both be building one before then.


TLDR: GB extended until May 5.

Awesome, thanks guys
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: batmanwcm on Wed, 29 April 2020, 23:16:27
I was on the fence on which color to order but ended up with Black with an extra PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: mrpetrov on Thu, 30 April 2020, 00:19:23
Went for the navy with an extra pcb and the extra flex plate as well as standard pc plate. Was to'ing and fro'ing between the navy with ss and the e-white.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: DaveOrAstroDave on Thu, 30 April 2020, 00:45:58
Gok - absolutely beautiful keyboard! Any chance the microcontroller on the PCB will have sufficient unused pins that a rotary encoder could be hand-wired in? Seems to me that lonely key to the right of the F12 is a prime candidate for a custom mod job, if I can solve the round-peg in a square-hole problem without ruining the looks... ;-)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Thu, 30 April 2020, 01:00:34
Gok - absolutely beautiful keyboard! Any chance the microcontroller on the PCB will have sufficient unused pins that a rotary encoder could be hand-wired in? Seems to me that lonely key to the right of the F12 is a prime candidate for a custom mod job, if I can solve the round-peg in a square-hole problem without ruining the looks... ;-)
If a rotary encoder is what you're after then it'd probably be better to wait for the Satisfaction75 R2.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Vyndem on Thu, 30 April 2020, 12:18:15
Is it right that the GB will be live until the 5th of May?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gt1989 on Thu, 30 April 2020, 12:23:45
Is it right that the GB will be live until the 5th of May?

We know a lot of people were wanting to see a build along with some typing test before purchasing.

Unfortunately due to delays with COVID-19 the protos did not arrive in time. Because of this, we are extending the GB until end of day May 5. This will allow a couple protos to be built - Taeha Types and Apiary Keyboards will both be building one before then.


TLDR: GB extended until May 5.

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: geistmate on Thu, 30 April 2020, 21:50:52
Saw the render and updated my order to also get gray in addition to E-White.. Now time to forget about this until March next year. :D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Thu, 30 April 2020, 22:18:34
Saw the render and updated my order to also get gray in addition to E-White.. Now time to forget about this until March next year. :D

Damn, going hard on this one huh? Hope you went in for the black weights and badges too.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: DaveOrAstroDave on Fri, 01 May 2020, 00:12:37
If a rotary encoder is what you're after then it'd probably be better to wait for the Satisfaction75 R2.

Probably, but honestly I like the overall look of the 7V more. That OLED on the Satisfaction kind of throws the balance off IMO. I'm glad I have a little extra time to mull this over...
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: OmniSzron on Fri, 01 May 2020, 06:34:03
If a rotary encoder is what you're after then it'd probably be better to wait for the Satisfaction75 R2.

Probably, but honestly I like the overall look of the 7V more. That OLED on the Satisfaction kind of throws the balance off IMO. I'm glad I have a little extra time to mull this over...
There's still the Evolv coming up with that sweet rotary joystick.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Fri, 01 May 2020, 08:11:42
When can we expect to see the prototypes being built?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: itsmartin on Fri, 01 May 2020, 08:38:52
Taeha will build his on the 5th at 12 PST, according to his twitter.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Fri, 01 May 2020, 09:09:41
Taeha will build his on the 5th at 12 PST, according to his twitter.

Awesome, thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Melnyx on Fri, 01 May 2020, 13:45:44
So, I can just order on the 5th, after watching Taeha? It is 9pm here in Europe, when he starts streaming :s and I really dont wanna blind buy at such price point.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Fri, 01 May 2020, 14:28:20
So, I can just order on the 5th, after watching Taeha? It is 9pm here in Europe, when he starts streaming :s and I really dont wanna blind buy at such price point.

Just go ahead and get one of each color to cover your bases.

 :D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: irZoro on Fri, 01 May 2020, 17:44:42
How much does the brass weight weigh compared to the stainless one?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: samG on Fri, 01 May 2020, 19:08:51
Taeha will build his on the 5th at 12 PST, according to his twitter.

I am assuming that the GB will end at the end of May 5th right? I want to see it built before I put in my order.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: OmniSzron on Fri, 01 May 2020, 20:03:36
How much does the brass weight weigh compared to the stainless one?
Stainless Steel: 7,982 kg/m3
Brass: 8,587 kg/m3
So about the same. Brass is ~7,5% heavier.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 01 May 2020, 23:19:01
Main post updated with photos of the grey prototype
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: whricom on Fri, 01 May 2020, 23:35:53
I just placed my order. I'm so freaking glad the group by was extended, otherwise I would've been left in the dust. Just set my calendar countdown! Come to daddy!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: OmniSzron on Sat, 02 May 2020, 14:16:34
Main post updated with photos of the grey prototype
(https://i.imgur.com/a48Gd7Y.jpg)
Yes! This is precisely the shade of grey I was hoping for. Ordered both grey and black. :) I'm so hyped. :D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: dom on Sat, 02 May 2020, 15:09:30
Stram tonight at 5pm MDT by GASP - 7V prototype!  :)
https://www.twitch.tv/apiarykeyboards (https://www.twitch.tv/apiarykeyboards)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: yeahitschris on Sat, 02 May 2020, 17:10:12
Stram tonight at 5pm MDT by GASP - 7V prototype!  :)
https://www.twitch.tv/apiarykeyboards (https://www.twitch.tv/apiarykeyboards)

Thank you! Going to tune into this stream before I make my purchase.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: GhostEther on Sat, 02 May 2020, 21:27:05
Here's a sound test of the board with PC plate, lubed creams with 205g0.

https://clips.twitch.tv/SmoggyAggressiveMushroomMingLee
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: PoohGom on Sat, 02 May 2020, 21:35:39
Stram tonight at 5pm MDT by GASP - 7V prototype!  :)
https://www.twitch.tv/apiarykeyboards (https://www.twitch.tv/apiarykeyboards)

Thank you! You have convinced me to join the GB now, the sound test was amazing, and the stream itself was very entertaining and great!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: dom on Sat, 02 May 2020, 21:44:04
Thank you! You have convinced me to join the GB now, the sound test was amazing, and the stream itself was very entertaining and great!

Haha, you are welcome! And yes, the 7V sounds really good  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Sat, 02 May 2020, 23:15:36
So I watched the stream and saw a lot of people saying they are buy two different colors. Are yíall really out here getting two of these boards?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: outterspacetits on Sat, 02 May 2020, 23:20:27
So I watched the stream and saw a lot of people saying they are buy two different colors. Are yíall really out here getting two of these boards?

I got 2. x: I purchased gray and ewhite.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: hkhawk on Sun, 03 May 2020, 00:13:39
Does the black version come with the black PVD logo and weight or do those need to be ordered separately?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: geistmate on Sun, 03 May 2020, 00:41:12
So I watched the stream and saw a lot of people saying they are buy two different colors. Are yíall really out here getting two of these boards?

I got 2. x: I purchased gray and ewhite.

We are in the exact same boat. Added a gray to my e-white order after seeing the protos.  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Evo_Spec on Sun, 03 May 2020, 00:51:29
Does the black version come with the black PVD logo and weight or do those need to be ordered separately?

No, All colors come with SS by default and PVD is only available as an extra.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Solotov on Sun, 03 May 2020, 02:18:49
Easily best board of the year  :D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: jp5486 on Sun, 03 May 2020, 15:02:03
Easily best board of the year  :D

which year?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Sun, 03 May 2020, 15:36:32
Easily best board of the year  :D

which year?

[current year]
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: rennzz on Sun, 03 May 2020, 17:43:15
Typing test posted by Apiary Keyboards


Switches are NK Creams with 205g0, poly plate, default dampening foam
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bolaber on Sun, 03 May 2020, 20:31:19
I just placed my order and I can't wait!

I had my friend photoshop the GMK Pulse keycaps onto an e-white one (that's what I ordered).

(https://imgur.com/a/0MA8yLD)

https://imgur.com/a/0MA8yLD
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: batmanwcm on Sun, 03 May 2020, 23:40:41
I'm debating changing my order from black to e-white.  It just looks so sexy.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bolaber on Sun, 03 May 2020, 23:46:37
you should order both like everyone else lol.

Looks like it's going to be close to $1k per keyboard with the PVD plate upgrades (plus keycaps and other stuff).
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: solomonshv on Mon, 04 May 2020, 05:53:45
Also, if there is anyone from the production side of things who knows a bit about materials engineering and is checking this thread, I'd like to echo the question from HorrorStorm and hmmmwhatsthis about the long-term durability of the thin PCB strips being used as a mounting method. I'd hate to be a proud owner of this board a few years from now when those strips finally snap from repeated stress, leaving me with a ~$500 paperweight.
Custom and proprietary parts is something I hate in this hobby. I don't get it why anyone would like to have 500$ case made completely unusable when 40$ PCB fails inside the keyboard.

Designers in this hobby should invest more in designing compatible parts.

i'm new to this hobby. currently using a GK64 board with a 2Kg alu body i got on aliexpress. this is exactly what prevents me from getting a fancy KB.

you should order both like everyone else lol.

Looks like it's going to be close to $1k per keyboard with the PVD plate upgrades (plus keycaps and other stuff).

it'll be a lot more than that. because so many proprietary parts are involved, you *should* order spares now. my shopping cart (pre tax and shipping) is $600 already for 1 board. and i'm not even adding the PVD weight that i really want.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: xantiema on Mon, 04 May 2020, 05:59:35
Anyone purchasing through mykeyboard.eu which have received the email regarding choice of color? Ordered two, although haven't been able to confirm color nor reach their support staff
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: itsmartin on Mon, 04 May 2020, 06:21:54
There isn't an email, its a Google form on the product page from what I can see:
https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/7v-keyboard-polycarbonate-plate_2009/

The big bold text at the top of the product description is the link to the Google form where you enter your order number and colour choice.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: xantiema on Mon, 04 May 2020, 06:35:45
There isn't an email, its a Google form on the product page from what I can see:
https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/7v-keyboard-polycarbonate-plate_2009/

The big bold text at the top of the product description is the link to the Google form where you enter your order number and colour choice.

Appreciate it, for what ever reason my eyes seem to have always glimpsed past that titled link  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bolaber on Mon, 04 May 2020, 08:09:29
it'll be a lot more than that. because so many proprietary parts are involved, you *should* order spares now. my shopping cart (pre tax and shipping) is $600 already for 1 board. and i'm not even adding the PVD weight that i really want.

What spare parts did you order/suggest to order? i'm still really new to this
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: trustworthy on Mon, 04 May 2020, 08:18:43
it'll be a lot more than that. because so many proprietary parts are involved, you *should* order spares now. my shopping cart (pre tax and shipping) is $600 already for 1 board. and i'm not even adding the PVD weight that i really want.

What spare parts did you order/suggest to order? i'm still really new to this

At the very least you should purchase a spare PCB. Prepare for the worst down the line. Also helpful if you want to rotate switch configurations more easily. You may want to add a plate as well (you would use that spare PCB in combo with the plate. You could also just mount direct to PCB - no plate build, but your call)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: OmniSzron on Mon, 04 May 2020, 08:57:40
So I watched the stream and saw a lot of people saying they are buy two different colors. Are yíall really out here getting two of these boards?
Yes. Grey and black (+PVD blackout kit with logo and weight) for me. I would probably just get one if Dawn and Evolv ran unlimited GBs, but they're both doing raffles and since I can't guarantee getting any of them, I just ordered two V7s. If I get the Dawn and/or Evolv, I'll probably flip one of the 7Vs (unless I like it too much).
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: gt1989 on Mon, 04 May 2020, 09:08:27
So I watched the stream and saw a lot of people saying they are buy two different colors. Are yíall really out here getting two of these boards?

Yup, I bought the grey and navy kits.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bolaber on Mon, 04 May 2020, 09:11:27
My $800 project is quickly turning into a $1,300 project...
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Narcolepsy on Mon, 04 May 2020, 10:13:29
Will this be open all of tomorrow (5th) or does it end at a specific time/timezone?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bolaber on Mon, 04 May 2020, 10:56:27
I took everyone's suggestions and I changed m order to:

1x e-white with aluminum plate
1x extra PCB plate
1x polycarbonate plate
1x PVB logo
1x PVB Weight

Unfortunately I can't seem to get all the SA Pulse key caps I need for this keyboard so I decided to join the black lotus group buy.

Here's a rendering of what it'll look like!

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: mgsickler on Mon, 04 May 2020, 12:08:28
NovelKeys_ Customers Please Read

This GB will end on our site on May 5, at 11:59pm EDT.

All orders or order edits must be placed before then. We will not be able to change or add new orders after that time.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Mon, 04 May 2020, 14:16:02
I took everyone's suggestions and I changed m order to:

1x e-white with aluminum plate
1x extra PCB plate
1x polycarbonate plate
1x PVB logo
1x PVB Weight

Unfortunately I can't seem to get all the SA Pulse key caps I need for this keyboard so I decided to join the black lotus group buy.

Here's a rendering of what it'll look like!

(Attachment Link)

Damn, the black and white combo looks so good.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: eupho on Mon, 04 May 2020, 14:52:44
NovelKeys_ Customers Please Read

This GB will end on our site on May 5, at 11:59pm EDT.

All orders or order edits must be placed before then. We will not be able to change or add new orders after that time.

Is it possible to change delivery address afterwards? I would like to join but maybe moving soon.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: hkhawk on Mon, 04 May 2020, 15:56:12
NovelKeys_ Customers Please Read

This GB will end on our site on May 5, at 11:59pm EDT.

All orders or order edits must be placed before then. We will not be able to change or add new orders after that time.

Is it possible to change delivery address afterwards? I would like to join but maybe moving soon.

Storm trooper look for May the 4th
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: hammerbrotha on Mon, 04 May 2020, 18:14:38
NovelKeys_ Customers Please Read

This GB will end on our site on May 5, at 11:59pm EDT.

All orders or order edits must be placed before then. We will not be able to change or add new orders after that time.

Is it possible to change delivery address afterwards? I would like to join but maybe moving soon.

I am not in this particular GB, but i've been in multiple GB's via Novelkeys and have had no issues updating my address. They have a ticketing system and you can select 'change shipping address' and they'll update it for ya. If you're going to buy it, don't let a potential change of address impact your decision, this is a beautiful board.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: eupho on Mon, 04 May 2020, 21:22:30
NovelKeys_ Customers Please Read

This GB will end on our site on May 5, at 11:59pm EDT.

All orders or order edits must be placed before then. We will not be able to change or add new orders after that time.

Is it possible to change delivery address afterwards? I would like to join but maybe moving soon.

I am not in this particular GB, but i've been in multiple GB's via Novelkeys and have had no issues updating my address. They have a ticketing system and you can select 'change shipping address' and they'll update it for ya. If you're going to buy it, don't let a potential change of address impact your decision, this is a beautiful board.

Thank you for the info. I'm planning to get the black but will wait to see what Taeha got and how it looks and sounds (if it is not identical to gasp's build).
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: itsmartin on Mon, 04 May 2020, 21:41:37
Thank you for the info. I'm planning to get the black but will wait to see what Taeha got and how it looks and sounds (if it is not identical to gasp's build).

Taeha will be building the grey.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: FoxFire007 on Mon, 04 May 2020, 23:25:28
I feel so stuck. I love the Grey, White, and Blue. I can't choose which. First world problems. For keycaps I'm planning on getting the Deku keycap set. The Ishtar keycap set. The Kat Explosion keycap set. Along with the Sparta keycap set. When the GB come around.

My first journey in this hobby and I'm diving in HARD. I already following some keyboard IC I'm looking to get when they open up the GB.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bolaber on Mon, 04 May 2020, 23:34:08
I feel so stuck. I love the Grey, White, and Blue. I can't choose which. First world problems. For keycaps I'm planning on getting the Deku keycap set. The Ishtar keycap set. The Kat Explosion keycap set. Along with the Sparta keycap set. When the GB come around.

My first journey in this hobby and I'm diving in HARD. I already following some keyboard IC I'm looking to get when they open up the GB.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

same here.. this is my first custom keyboard. I couldn't decide between white or black. I ultimate decided to go with e-white to match my mouse (logitech g pro wireless ghost)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: MISSLED on Tue, 05 May 2020, 00:22:10
Blue or White?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Tre3Cycl3S on Tue, 05 May 2020, 03:57:34
Got myself the Blue with Polycarbonate plate. Finally! :D Been following this project for so long, and now I finally ordered it!

Gonna probably pair it with either GMK Mizu or Phosphorus (I really hope I can snag a set when extras are available for sale...)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: FinalEleven on Tue, 05 May 2020, 05:16:53
Just joined the GB, got a Black case with a polycarb plate and a black pvd badge.

Time to think about what keyset to put in it...
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 07:33:20
Just joined the GB, got a Black case with a polycarb plate and a black pvd badge.

Time to think about what keyset to put in it...

BoB obviously.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bolaber on Tue, 05 May 2020, 08:44:01
When getting switches for this, should I get the plate mount or PCB mount? Or is it Personal preference?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Evo_Spec on Tue, 05 May 2020, 09:32:34
When getting switches for this, should I get the plate mount or PCB mount? Or is it Personal preference?

It doesn't matter too much but if you have a choice then I'd get the 5 pin PCB mount as that will make mounting them straight easier. Especially if you're going to go plate-less.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 11:21:40
Anyone know when Nathan is streaming his build?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: modern on Tue, 05 May 2020, 11:42:33
12pm PST i believe
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: ugmonk on Tue, 05 May 2020, 12:17:29
Anyone know when Nathan is streaming his build?

Today he streams at 6pm est.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: MISSLED on Tue, 05 May 2020, 13:49:52
The stream is 12 PST.  Itís up as of this post.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 14:49:05
Anyone want to take bets on how many of these sell?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: bolaber on Tue, 05 May 2020, 14:54:40
Anyone want to take bets on how many of these sell?

i'm so tempted to buy a black one on top of my e-white.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: ugmonk on Tue, 05 May 2020, 16:28:53
NovelKeys_ Customers Please Read

This GB will end on our site on May 5, at 11:59pm EDT.

All orders or order edits must be placed before then. We will not be able to change or add new orders after that time.

How would we go about with an order edit?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: outterspacetits on Tue, 05 May 2020, 16:41:00
NovelKeys_ Customers Please Read

This GB will end on our site on May 5, at 11:59pm EDT.

All orders or order edits must be placed before then. We will not be able to change or add new orders after that time.

How would we go about with an order edit?

https://support.novelkeys.xyz/support/tickets/new
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: solomonshv on Tue, 05 May 2020, 19:49:08
i bought two boards and some spare parts. is there a form i'm supposed to fill out? i thought i saw a google spread sheet that i'm supposed to fill. or maybe i crazy and was looking at a different GB
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 19:54:29
Dang, so Iím guessing all these people buying two plan to flip one or something?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: DukeEsquire on Tue, 05 May 2020, 19:58:26
Nathan's grey unit looked much lighter in color than the grey in the pictures in the main post.

Does anyone have any reference colors?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: solomonshv on Tue, 05 May 2020, 20:03:08
Dang, so Iím guessing all these people buying two plan to flip one or something?

one will be a gift.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 20:03:51
Nathan's grey unit looked much lighter in color than the grey in the pictures in the main post.

Does anyone have any reference colors?

I noticed that too, Iím wondering which grey is the accurate one.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: DukeEsquire on Tue, 05 May 2020, 20:27:02
Nathan's grey unit looked much lighter in color than the grey in the pictures in the main post.

Does anyone have any reference colors?

I noticed that too, I’m wondering which grey is the accurate one.

I suspect the darker grey is the accurate one since the GMK Oblivion keys look pretty accurate.

Nathan probably has harsh/bright lights in his room for streaming.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 20:34:14
Nathan's grey unit looked much lighter in color than the grey in the pictures in the main post.

Does anyone have any reference colors?

I noticed that too, Iím wondering which grey is the accurate one.

Would be great to get confirmation before the GB ends, I actually am leaning towards the grey if itís closer to what I saw on Nathanís stream.

I suspect the darker grey is the accurate one since the GMK Oblivion keys look pretty accurate.

Nathan probably has harsh/bright lights in his room for streaming.

Weird, this didn't include my reply for some reason.

It would be good to know the actual color before the GB ends.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: belerian on Tue, 05 May 2020, 21:06:22
Does anyone know how the sound profile of the flex pc plate would compare to the regular pc plate?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: Narcolepsy on Tue, 05 May 2020, 21:20:42
Does anyone know how the sound profile of the flex pc plate would compare to the regular pc plate?

ApiaryKeyboards used a regular pc plate and Taehatypes used a flex pc plate I believe. You can check out their streams to get an idea.

Also I just got in for an E-White with PVD logo and weight. Would have gotten a black one as well if the board didn't cost me and arm and a leg.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: itsmartin on Tue, 05 May 2020, 21:38:43
i bought two boards and some spare parts. is there a form i'm supposed to fill out? i thought i saw a google spread sheet that i'm supposed to fill. or maybe i crazy and was looking at a different GB

Mykeyboard.eu? There is a link in the product description for colour.

Otherwise if another vendor, the product pages have colours when you buy.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: batmanwcm on Tue, 05 May 2020, 21:45:30
Nathan seems to really like this board.  Too bad none of the builders used the aluminum plate.  I wanted to hear how it sounded.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 22:04:11
Eh **** it I guess, I got the grey, who knows what it will actually look like.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok
Post by: FoxFire007 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 23:03:14
Pulled the cord and got the grey with an extra pcb, flex plate, and aluminum plate.

Really wanted to get a white one as well but there are many upcoming keyboard kits that I want to get when they hit GB as well. So I held back a bit.

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 23:07:02
Alright gok, how many thousands did you sell?

 ;)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: FoxFire007 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 23:10:36
Alright gok, how many thousands did you sell?

 ;)
Let me know if you want me to make it 1001. Still regretting not getting a white as well.

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: hkhawk on Tue, 05 May 2020, 23:11:52
I pulled the trigger at the last minute. The demo builds just looked and sounded so great.

I went for E-White with an extra plate and PCB.

gokdidanicejob :)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 05 May 2020, 23:12:29
The grey seen in Nathan's stream and my photos with Oblivion are exactly the same. It was an overcast day when I took those photos.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: bolaber on Tue, 05 May 2020, 23:13:31
Alright gok, how many thousands did you sell?

 ;)
Let me know if you want me to make it 1001. Still regretting not getting a white as well.

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Or 1002 so I can order a black on top of my e-white. I had it in the shopping cart up until the last minute.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: dallman5 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 23:14:03
Snuck my order in at the very last second, super excited for this!!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: FoxFire007 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 23:17:39
Snuck my order in at the very last second, super excited for this!!
Same. I was so worried I wasn't going to make it.

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Tue, 05 May 2020, 23:19:52
Itís still live on Novelkeys.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: Vadurr on Tue, 05 May 2020, 23:52:10
NK's stream got me to pull the trigger last minute  :p
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: batmanwcm on Wed, 06 May 2020, 00:03:17
I'm sure Nathan's stream got a lot of stragglers to commit.  Congrats Gok, the streamers really seem to like your keyboard.  Any chance you can release some numbers now that the GB ended?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: SLPNick on Wed, 06 May 2020, 01:02:02
Been looking at for 7v for weeks and pulled the trigger last minute, ended up buying the dark blue with alu plate, an extra pcb and extra polycarb plate, and PVD weight and logo.  I've never built a custom keyboard before, wish me luck lol
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Wed, 06 May 2020, 02:51:48
Still live and tempting me to get a black one now...
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: Darknight00z on Wed, 06 May 2020, 07:24:21
In for a white,

Any chance to see the % of colors chosen?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: OmniSzron on Wed, 06 May 2020, 07:41:15
Judging by the hype, and the amount of people buying multiple kits, I wouldn't be surprised if this sold over 500.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Wed, 06 May 2020, 07:45:43
Judging by the hype, and the amount of people buying multiple kits, I wouldn't be surprised if this sold over 500.

Iíd say itís in the thousands.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Wed, 06 May 2020, 09:07:29
I would be very interested to know the number of purchases between 3pm EST and 11:59 EST on May5. Not gonna happen but just a bit of trivia I'd be interested in.

The Apiary stream actually turned me off from buying one; however, Taeha's stream was the exact opposite and I ended up pulling the trigger. Not once, but twice. /shrug
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: Vadurr on Wed, 06 May 2020, 10:39:07
I would be very interested to know the number of purchases between 3pm EST and 11:59 EST on May5. Not gonna happen but just a bit of trivia I'd be interested in.

The Apiary stream actually turned me off from buying one; however, Taeha's stream was the exact opposite and I ended up pulling the trigger. Not once, but twice. /shrug

I'm most interested in seeing this number as well!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Wed, 06 May 2020, 10:40:34
Not sure gok or individual vendors would even disclose that info, but Iíd be curious too.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: hkhawk on Wed, 06 May 2020, 10:43:02
I would be very interested to know the number of purchases between 3pm EST and 11:59 EST on May5. Not gonna happen but just a bit of trivia I'd be interested in.

The Apiary stream actually turned me off from buying one; however, Taeha's stream was the exact opposite and I ended up pulling the trigger. Not once, but twice. /shrug

Interesting, what did you see in the Apiary stream that turned you off? I thought it was even more positive that Teaha's.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: yeahitschris on Wed, 06 May 2020, 22:19:54
Ending up getting E-white w/ aluminum as well as extra pcb & polycarb.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 07 May 2020, 21:36:34
Thanks for everyone joining this GB! We are super excited to place the order and start production on these boards.

One thing to note for my customers - we do NOT allow the selling or transferring of GB spots.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Thu, 07 May 2020, 22:38:24
Thanks for everyone joining this GB! We are super excited to place the order and start production on these boards.

One thing to note for my customers - we do NOT allow the selling or transferring of GB spots.

Any chance of getting numbers or percentages of options chose? Iím curious as to how non-unique my choice was.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: steveshing on Thu, 07 May 2020, 22:49:43
I order ;D

7V Extras - Polycarbonate Plate
7V Extras - PCB
7V Extras - PVD Weight
7V Keyboard GB - Black / Polycarbonate
7V Extras - PVD Logo

Once you go black .... Hell Yeah
This is my first custom keyboard, cant wait  :D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Thu, 07 May 2020, 23:03:05
I order ;D

7V Extras - Polycarbonate Plate
7V Extras - PCB
7V Extras - PVD Weight
7V Keyboard GB - Black / Polycarbonate
7V Extras - PVD Logo

Once you go black .... Hell Yeah
This is my first custom keyboard, cant wait  :D

I really wanted to go all murdered out like that but in the end decided on the grey, it looked so nice on Taeha Types stream.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: gok_nz on Thu, 07 May 2020, 23:16:07
Thanks for everyone joining this GB! We are super excited to place the order and start production on these boards.

One thing to note for my customers - we do NOT allow the selling or transferring of GB spots.

Any chance of getting numbers or percentages of options chose? Iím curious as to how non-unique my choice was.  ;D
I won't be giving out numbers sold but the rough breakdown is 40% white, 25% blue, 20% black, and 15% grey.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Thu, 07 May 2020, 23:19:11
I won't be giving out numbers sold but the rough breakdown is 40% white, 25% blue, 20% black, and 15% grey.

 :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: dallman5 on Fri, 08 May 2020, 00:05:42
I won't be giving out numbers sold but the rough breakdown is 40% white, 25% blue, 20% black, and 15% grey.

I'm pretty surprised the grey proportion is that small, I'm used to seeing it be the most in demand.  Perhaps it's because the sample was fairly late to arrive. Congrats on the smashing success so far, here's to hoping the rest of the GB goes smoothly  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 08 May 2020, 00:09:28
I won't be giving out numbers sold but the rough breakdown is 40% white, 25% blue, 20% black, and 15% grey.

I'm pretty surprised the grey proportion is that small, I'm used to seeing it be the most in demand.  Perhaps it's because the sample was fairly late to arrive. Congrats on the smashing success so far, here's to hoping the rest of the GB goes smoothly  :thumb:
I think you are right. When GB first opened, there weren't any proto photos of the grey and people only had one render to go off unless they trawled through the IC.
White being the most popular colour wasn't a surprise though.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: chowbabyloving on Fri, 08 May 2020, 00:14:33
I won't be giving out numbers sold but the rough breakdown is 40% white, 25% blue, 20% black, and 15% grey.

I'm pretty surprised the grey proportion is that small, I'm used to seeing it be the most in demand.  Perhaps it's because the sample was fairly late to arrive. Congrats on the smashing success so far, here's to hoping the rest of the GB goes smoothly  :thumb:
I think you are right. When GB first opened, there weren't any proto photos of the grey and people only had one render to go off unless they trawled through the IC.
White being the most popular colour wasn't a surprise though.

Yeah, easy to predict white being popular when it's the same base price and most other group buys make white more expensive.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: solomonshv on Fri, 08 May 2020, 00:37:30
I won't be giving out numbers sold but the rough breakdown is 40% white, 25% blue, 20% black, and 15% grey.

I'm pretty surprised the grey proportion is that small, I'm used to seeing it be the most in demand.  Perhaps it's because the sample was fairly late to arrive. Congrats on the smashing success so far, here's to hoping the rest of the GB goes smoothly  :thumb:

i wanted a grey KB, but not this particular grey. i'm surprised it sold as well as it did. i expected maybe 5% grey, from people going for some specific theme and/or trying to match some caps. also, this grey doesn't look good with either the steel or the PVD weight. e-white looks good with the PVD weight, blue looks good with the steel. black always looks good with whatever. i got white and blue. i thought about getting a PVD weight but in the end it was just too much money spent already.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Fri, 08 May 2020, 00:38:44
I won't be giving out numbers sold but the rough breakdown is 40% white, 25% blue, 20% black, and 15% grey.

I'm pretty surprised the grey proportion is that small, I'm used to seeing it be the most in demand.  Perhaps it's because the sample was fairly late to arrive. Congrats on the smashing success so far, here's to hoping the rest of the GB goes smoothly  :thumb:

i wanted a grey KB, but not this particular grey. i'm surprised it sold as well as it did. i expected maybe 5% grey, from people going for some specific theme and/or trying to match some caps. also, this grey doesn't look good with either the steel or the PVD weight. e-white looks good with the PVD weight, blue looks good with the steel. black always looks good with whatever. i got white and blue. i thought about getting a PVD weight but in the end it was just too much money spent already.

Oh man, I thought the grey board looked great on Taeha Type's stream.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: SLPNick on Fri, 08 May 2020, 01:22:17

i wanted a grey KB, but not this particular grey. i'm surprised it sold as well as it did. i expected maybe 5% grey, from people going for some specific theme and/or trying to match some caps. also, this grey doesn't look good with either the steel or the PVD weight. e-white looks good with the PVD weight, blue looks good with the steel. black always looks good with whatever. i got white and blue. i thought about getting a PVD weight but in the end it was just too much money spent already.

I thought the blue looks good with SS weight as well, but I got the PVD weight and logo just for durability coz the SS would get smudges and scratched up over time.


Oh man, I thought the grey board looked great on Taeha Type's stream.

It does, if the blue wasn't an option I would've gone with the grey, but the blue is more unique and I wasn't going to buy 2 so I had to let it go.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: OmniSzron on Fri, 08 May 2020, 07:06:47
i wanted a grey KB, but not this particular grey. i'm surprised it sold as well as it did. i expected maybe 5% grey, from people going for some specific theme and/or trying to match some caps. also, this grey doesn't look good with either the steel or the PVD weight. e-white looks good with the PVD weight, blue looks good with the steel. black always looks good with whatever. i got white and blue. i thought about getting a PVD weight but in the end it was just too much money spent already.
Yeah, hard disagree on the grey assessment.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Fri, 08 May 2020, 10:12:11
I also was originally going to buy black w/ PVD but the grey with VoC looked sick on stream.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: kakiharaOne on Fri, 08 May 2020, 10:35:30
I really wanted the brass but for a couple hundred more, I could have another board so opted for white and black.

I can just spray paint the stainless steel black for like $5. Problem solved. ;P
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: IronCheeks on Fri, 08 May 2020, 11:26:34
I would be very interested to know the number of purchases between 3pm EST and 11:59 EST on May5. Not gonna happen but just a bit of trivia I'd be interested in.

The Apiary stream actually turned me off from buying one; however, Taeha's stream was the exact opposite and I ended up pulling the trigger. Not once, but twice. /shrug

I was already on the GB when I saw these two streams. I feel like both of them just made me happy that I hopped on.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: bolaber on Fri, 08 May 2020, 16:24:14
does anyone know what is the plug in on the keyboard?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: yeahitschris on Fri, 08 May 2020, 16:25:40
does anyone know what is the plug in on the keyboard?

USB-C
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: bolaber on Fri, 08 May 2020, 16:30:33
does anyone know what is the plug in on the keyboard?

USB-C

thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: lush_bunny on Sat, 09 May 2020, 16:21:42
Just saw the build vid of TaehaTypes. Sweeeeet.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: tunadesu on Sat, 09 May 2020, 19:18:55
I would be very interested to know the number of purchases between 3pm EST and 11:59 EST on May5. Not gonna happen but just a bit of trivia I'd be interested in.

The Apiary stream actually turned me off from buying one; however, Taeha's stream was the exact opposite and I ended up pulling the trigger. Not once, but twice. /shrug

Interesting, what did you see in the Apiary stream that turned you off? I thought it was even more positive that Teaha's.

Yea I was gonna say this as well. It sounded way better in her stream to me. I was already getting one, but her's convinced me way more.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: IronCheeks on Sat, 09 May 2020, 21:01:05
I would be very interested to know the number of purchases between 3pm EST and 11:59 EST on May5. Not gonna happen but just a bit of trivia I'd be interested in.

The Apiary stream actually turned me off from buying one; however, Taeha's stream was the exact opposite and I ended up pulling the trigger. Not once, but twice. /shrug

Interesting, what did you see in the Apiary stream that turned you off? I thought it was even more positive that Teaha's.

Yea I was gonna say this as well. It sounded way better in her stream to me. I was already getting one, but her's convinced me way more.

Ditto. It sounded like heaven in Apiary's build. Like silent thock ninja steps in the night.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: solomonshv on Sun, 10 May 2020, 03:55:41
I really wanted the brass but for a couple hundred more, I could have another board so opted for white and black.

I can just spray paint the stainless steel black for like $5. Problem solved. ;P

ditto. 2 boards, white and blue. i'll leave the blue as is since blue looks better with the steel weight. white is getting a matte black paint job. i had my 2013 mercedes C63 painted in matte black, the shop did an amazing job. let's hope i can get them to paint this weight, lol.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: davidkoleda on Sun, 10 May 2020, 13:52:13
I have not much experience with e-white boards.. but, do we know if the e-white on this board is gonna be closer to a "warmer" WS1 or a cooler WS2 color ? (referencing GMK stock colors)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:39:47
I have not much experience with e-white boards.. but, do we know if the e-white on this board is gonna be closer to a "warmer" WS1 or a cooler WS2 color ? (referencing GMK stock colors)
It's more like Ws2 but has a slight grey to it.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: kakiharaOne on Sun, 10 May 2020, 14:56:21
I really wanted the brass but for a couple hundred more, I could have another board so opted for white and black.

I can just spray paint the stainless steel black for like $5. Problem solved. ;P

ditto. 2 boards, white and blue. i'll leave the blue as is since blue looks better with the steel weight. white is getting a matte black paint job. i had my 2013 mercedes C63 painted in matte black, the shop did an amazing job. let's hope i can get them to paint this weight, lol.
I donít mind the SS in either so theyíll most likely stay stock. Thereís a cerakote shop close to me if I ever decide to customize it. Just not sure what the tolerance is, esp with the badge.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: DEMO S on Sun, 10 May 2020, 15:48:38
I have not much experience with e-white boards.. but, do we know if the e-white on this board is gonna be closer to a "warmer" WS1 or a cooler WS2 color ? (referencing GMK stock colors)

usually cooler
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: davidkoleda on Sun, 10 May 2020, 16:43:09
I have not much experience with e-white boards.. but, do we know if the e-white on this board is gonna be closer to a "warmer" WS1 or a cooler WS2 color ? (referencing GMK stock colors)

usually cooler

I have not much experience with e-white boards.. but, do we know if the e-white on this board is gonna be closer to a "warmer" WS1 or a cooler WS2 color ? (referencing GMK stock colors)
It's more like Ws2 but has a slight grey to it.

Ok so probably something in between WS2 and 2M? I was wondering because I was trying to find a keycap set that would match the e-white on here.. idk if you have some ideas
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: hkhawk on Mon, 11 May 2020, 03:05:49
Am I correct that the basic layout requires 80 key switches?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: 10peaches on Mon, 11 May 2020, 06:22:27
Am I correct that the basic layout requires 80 key switches?
I believe itís 84 switches to be exact. I recommend you buy 90 switches.


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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: bard on Mon, 11 May 2020, 08:27:43
the keyboard-layout editor shows 81 switches with split BS (80 with full)


Code: [Select]
Key sizes summary
1 x 1 (#cccccc) 69
1.25 x 1 (#cccccc) 4
1.5 x 1 (#cccccc) 4
1.75 x 1 (#cccccc) 1
2.25 x 1 (#cccccc) 2
6.25 x 1 (#cccccc) 1
Decals 0
~Total 81
~Total less decals 81
Switches summary
~Total 81
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: bolaber on Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:36:20
I wonder why the delivery date of this group buy is so far away compared to other similar group buys.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: solomonshv on Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:57:48
I wonder why the delivery date of this group buy is so far away compared to other similar group buys.

probably giving themselves headroom due to corona virus slowing things down.

which other recently closed GBs are you comparing this to?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:38:17
I wonder why the delivery date of this group buy is so far away compared to other similar group buys.

Global pandemic seems like the fairly obvious answer here. Add on extra QC for PVD, quantity of orders due to open GB, current backlog of manu...
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: bolaber on Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:00:29
I wonder why the delivery date of this group buy is so far away compared to other similar group buys.

Global pandemic seems like the fairly obvious answer here. Add on extra QC for PVD, quantity of orders due to open GB, current backlog of manu...

right.. but so is everyone else. But i'm merely asking a question and not a complaint.

Here are some other Group buys

Austin R2 - Opens May 16th, Lead time 5-6 months (end of the year delivery)
Prophet 60% - Group buy ended May 1st, Shipping in August-September 2020
Kei - Group buy ends on May 20th, shipping Q3 2020
Heavy Metal - Group Buy end of May/beginning of June, shipping on Q3 2020

7V - Group buy ends May 5th, shipping Q1 of 2021

The 7v is taking 6 months longer than any other boards to make.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: Krazzios on Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:10:40
I would much rather have an overly exagerated date and possibly get it sooner, than have the date be too optimistic and have 4 months of delays.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: bolaber on Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:15:45
I would much rather have an overly exagerated date and possibly get it sooner, than have the date be too optimistic and have 4 months of delays.

I can understand 2 or 3 months of "padding" but 6 months is a long time. A human baby can almost be conceived from the date of impregnation.

Could there be more reasons behind this?

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:17:07
I would much rather have an overly exagerated date and possibly get it sooner, than have the date be too optimistic and have 4 months of delays.

I can understand 2 or 3 months of "padding" but 6 months is a long time. A human baby can almost be conceived from the date of impregnation.

Could there be more reasons behind this?

My guess would be because this order was probably in the thousands.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: bolaber on Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:18:02
I would much rather have an overly exagerated date and possibly get it sooner, than have the date be too optimistic and have 4 months of delays.

I can understand 2 or 3 months of "padding" but 6 months is a long time. A human baby can almost be conceived from the date of impregnation.

Could there be more reasons behind this?

My guess would be because this order was probably in the thousands.

that makes sense. I felt like the board was an average priced board for a very premium feel.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:26:01
I wonder why the delivery date of this group buy is so far away compared to other similar group buys.

Global pandemic seems like the fairly obvious answer here. Add on extra QC for PVD, quantity of orders due to open GB, current backlog of manu...

right.. but so is everyone else. But i'm merely asking a question and not a complaint.


Here are some other Group buys

Austin R2 - Opens May 16th, Lead time 5-6 months (end of the year delivery)
Prophet 60% - Group buy ended May 1st, Shipping in August-September 2020
Kei - Group buy ends on May 20th, shipping Q3 2020
Heavy Metal - Group Buy end of May/beginning of June, shipping on Q3 2020

7V - Group buy ends May 5th, shipping Q1 of 2021

The 7v is taking 6 months longer than any other boards to make.
My response wasn't meant to be flippant. If you look at the GB for Kei, it's only open for 7 days. I think a better comparison would probably be to RAMA's U80 GB which was also unlimited. It started this time last year and is set for delivery soon.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:26:59
I wonder why the delivery date of this group buy is so far away compared to other similar group buys.

Global pandemic seems like the fairly obvious answer here. Add on extra QC for PVD, quantity of orders due to open GB, current backlog of manu...

right.. but so is everyone else. But i'm merely asking a question and not a complaint.


Here are some other Group buys

Austin R2 - Opens May 16th, Lead time 5-6 months (end of the year delivery)
Prophet 60% - Group buy ended May 1st, Shipping in August-September 2020
Kei - Group buy ends on May 20th, shipping Q3 2020
Heavy Metal - Group Buy end of May/beginning of June, shipping on Q3 2020

7V - Group buy ends May 5th, shipping Q1 of 2021

The 7v is taking 6 months longer than any other boards to make.
My response wasn't meant to be flippant. If you look at the GB for Kei, it's only open for 7 days. I think a better comparison would probably be to RAMA's U80 GB which was also unlimited. It started this time last year and is set for delivery soon.

Hahahahaha is it soon? I have given up hope at this point...
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: bolaber on Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:37:42
I wonder why the delivery date of this group buy is so far away compared to other similar group buys.

Global pandemic seems like the fairly obvious answer here. Add on extra QC for PVD, quantity of orders due to open GB, current backlog of manu...

right.. but so is everyone else. But i'm merely asking a question and not a complaint.


Here are some other Group buys

Austin R2 - Opens May 16th, Lead time 5-6 months (end of the year delivery)
Prophet 60% - Group buy ended May 1st, Shipping in August-September 2020
Kei - Group buy ends on May 20th, shipping Q3 2020
Heavy Metal - Group Buy end of May/beginning of June, shipping on Q3 2020

7V - Group buy ends May 5th, shipping Q1 of 2021

The 7v is taking 6 months longer than any other boards to make.
My response wasn't meant to be flippant. If you look at the GB for Kei, it's only open for 7 days. I think a better comparison would probably be to RAMA's U80 GB which was also unlimited. It started this time last year and is set for delivery soon.

Hahahahaha is it soon? I have given up hope at this point...

i think they opened up sooner than what they said they were going to do
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 11 May 2020, 19:49:51
I wonder why the delivery date of this group buy is so far away compared to other similar group buys.

Global pandemic seems like the fairly obvious answer here. Add on extra QC for PVD, quantity of orders due to open GB, current backlog of manu...

right.. but so is everyone else. But i'm merely asking a question and not a complaint.


Here are some other Group buys

Austin R2 - Opens May 16th, Lead time 5-6 months (end of the year delivery)
Prophet 60% - Group buy ended May 1st, Shipping in August-September 2020
Kei - Group buy ends on May 20th, shipping Q3 2020
Heavy Metal - Group Buy end of May/beginning of June, shipping on Q3 2020

7V - Group buy ends May 5th, shipping Q1 of 2021

The 7v is taking 6 months longer than any other boards to make.
My response wasn't meant to be flippant. If you look at the GB for Kei, it's only open for 7 days. I think a better comparison would probably be to RAMA's U80 GB which was also unlimited. It started this time last year and is set for delivery soon.

Hahahahaha is it soon? I have given up hope at this point...

Given up hope? It's Rama. They aren't going to run with your money or something.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: Evo_Spec on Mon, 11 May 2020, 22:49:17
The polishing of the SS weights is also going to be no joke, that's one a the reasons for the higher costs and I imagine it will take a fair bit of time to do for however many units sold in the 3-4 weeks that this GB was open for.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: Cyber-chair on Tue, 12 May 2020, 14:27:12
I ended up getting three boards.. black, white, grey, and two sets of the black logo/weight. I only plan on keeping two boards for my wife and I. Mine will probably be the grey wearing 8008s. My wife will probably get the white, but I'm not sure what set to use yet. If I can find someone selling GMK botanical then I'll probably go with that. White wolf looks pretty sick too, though..

So many choices.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: bolaber on Tue, 12 May 2020, 14:36:04
ugh.. i wish i bought the e-white and the black one. Oh well.. I guess one will do for now
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: lush_bunny on Tue, 12 May 2020, 16:49:52
I ended up getting three boards..

 :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: xantiema on Sun, 17 May 2020, 09:36:55
Does anyone know the specifications of the screws (M#, lengths etc.)?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 17 May 2020, 14:25:59
Does anyone know the specifications of the screws (M#, lengths etc.)?
The case screws are M3x25 and M3x8.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: shimalazor on Mon, 01 June 2020, 14:01:43
Hello, just saw this case and it's mind blowing. Will orders be open anytime soon?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: pcire on Mon, 01 June 2020, 14:02:56
Hello, just saw this case and it's mind blowing. Will orders be open anytime soon?

You just missed the gb by about a month.  They might have extras.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Mon, 01 June 2020, 14:03:48
Hello, just saw this case and it's mind blowing. Will orders be open anytime soon?

The GB has already closed but I have a feeling there will be plenty to go around on the secondhand market. No one will have one for awhile though so just sit tight haha.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: shimalazor on Mon, 01 June 2020, 14:08:20
Thanks for the replies! Will stick there for a while  :))
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: xantiema on Mon, 01 June 2020, 14:31:28
Thanks for the replies! Will stick there for a while  :))

People waited a long time during the interest check and seem to have bought multiple boards. I suspect finding one will  be easy, albeit very expensive: best begin saving up  :))
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: shimalazor on Mon, 01 June 2020, 15:26:57
Thanks for the replies! Will stick there for a while  :))

People waited a long time during the interest check and seem to have bought multiple boards. I suspect finding one will  be easy, albeit very expensive: best begin saving up  :))

Too bad for me then.. Wanted to make a good first build but I'll have to wait or look for a different one  :(
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: OmniSzron on Mon, 01 June 2020, 15:40:46
I mean, you'd still have to wait. We're all waiting. The boards are supposed to arrive in 2021. Basically every GB board needs lead time for production. The only way to get a quick first build off is to buy one of the always-in-stock kits from some of the vendors or getting a second-hand kit from mechmarket.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: PoohGom on Mon, 01 June 2020, 15:54:33
Also, this board was in IC for about a year or maybe longer IIRC. I almost didn't hop into the GB but I am so happy I did, the wait is going to be worth it.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: shimalazor on Mon, 01 June 2020, 16:15:35
I mean, you'd still have to wait. We're all waiting. The boards are supposed to arrive in 2021. Basically every GB board needs lead time for production. The only way to get a quick first build off is to buy one of the always-in-stock kits from some of the vendors or getting a second-hand kit from mechmarket.

Oh, I understand now, then let's wait. Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Mon, 01 June 2020, 16:18:11
I mean, you'd still have to wait. We're all waiting. The boards are supposed to arrive in 2021. Basically every GB board needs lead time for production. The only way to get a quick first build off is to buy one of the always-in-stock kits from some of the vendors or getting a second-hand kit from mechmarket.

Oh, I understand now, then let's wait. Thanks for the help!

Someone might sell you their spot, but I don't know how that is handled with this GB, it might not be allowed.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: pcire on Mon, 01 June 2020, 18:22:26

Someone might sell you their spot, but I don't know how that is handled with this GB, it might not be allowed.

Here's the answer:

Thanks for everyone joining this GB! We are super excited to place the order and start production on these boards.

One thing to note for my customers - we do NOT allow the selling or transferring of GB spots.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (ORDERS CLOSED)
Post by: solomonshv on Sat, 01 August 2020, 03:08:09
The 7v is taking 6 months longer than any other boards to make.

looks like someone here never bought a RAMA board. lol.

jokes aside, this was the first big unlimited group buy, as far as i know. it probably sold at least 1000 units (some people think it was closer to 2k) and had a PVD weight option. PVD always adds time since it's a nightmare to QC. do NOT compare it to 200 keyboard group buys

also, just because a group buy is promising a 6 month turn around time, doesn't mean it will happen. and given the current situation, it probably wont even if the runner is not. i'm pretty sure that there are GB runners that know they will need more time but are not saying anything yet because they don't want to stir the mob, which is essentially want the mech community has become with the influx of the covid hobbyists.

ANYWAY, the reason i popped in here was to say that after looking at the GB again, i wish i had picked up a PVD weight :/
now i'll probably have to shell out 2x-3x as much on it if i really want it. i got a white and blue board. while the blue board will look better with the silver weight, the white would probably need a PVD weight to really shine.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: OnNitrous on Fri, 14 August 2020, 21:37:02
i know i am extremely late to the party.

but what is the chances of any of these being left for sale.

I am keen even if i have to wait for delivery. due to these current times.

please let me know if there is any still available

cheers
 
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: itsmartin on Fri, 14 August 2020, 23:09:45
Orders are done; youíll no doubt be able to buy some extras or someone will sell theirs once theyíre delivered next year.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: xantiema on Sat, 15 August 2020, 04:47:04
i know i am extremely late to the party.

but what is the chances of any of these being left for sale.

I am keen even if i have to wait for delivery. due to these current times.

please let me know if there is any still available

cheers

You will 100% be able to buy one on the aftermarket, but you better be saving up for the extreme mark ups    :p
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: OnNitrous on Sat, 15 August 2020, 21:50:04
i know. in Australia it is hard to find anything custom keyboard related. Im glad i found this forum
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 15 August 2020, 22:47:44
i know. in Australia it is hard to find anything custom keyboard related. Im glad i found this forum
Check out Dailyclack.com and Switchkeys.com.au
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: OnNitrous on Sat, 15 August 2020, 22:52:27
i know. in Australia it is hard to find anything custom keyboard related. Im glad i found this forum
Check out Dailyclack.com and Switchkeys.com.au

i do all the time never anything in stock
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: gordonderp on Sat, 15 August 2020, 22:58:41
i know. in Australia it is hard to find anything custom keyboard related. Im glad i found this forum
Check out Dailyclack.com and Switchkeys.com.au

i do all the time never anything in stock

Join the Australian mech kb discord and the Australian mech kb facebook group. Heeps of people selling used stuff there, and people buying things from novelkeys and kbdfans so you can split shipping.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: KuroRyuu86 on Sun, 16 August 2020, 06:02:51
i know. in Australia it is hard to find anything custom keyboard related. Im glad i found this forum
Check out Dailyclack.com and Switchkeys.com.au

i do all the time never anything in stock

Join the Australian mech kb discord and the Australian mech kb facebook group. Heeps of people selling used stuff there, and people buying things from novelkeys and kbdfans so you can split shipping.

This part I didn't know. Have to look this up.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: OnNitrous on Mon, 17 August 2020, 04:13:16
any link to the discord please. I am not on facebook but my wife is.. thanks for the heads up
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: 10peaches on Mon, 17 August 2020, 04:14:46
any link to the discord please. I am not on facebook but my wife is.. thanks for the heads up
https://discord.gg/aWGutE


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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: lac29 on Wed, 19 August 2020, 20:24:03
Some guy is trying to sell his 7v gb spot for profit lol. It's in the mechmarket discord gb dump channel.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: lysergic acid on Thu, 20 August 2020, 04:03:22
Some guy is trying to sell his 7v gb spot for profit lol. It's in the mechmarket discord gb dump channel.
Can you link it?


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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 20 August 2020, 04:57:40
Some guy is trying to sell his 7v gb spot for profit lol. It's in the mechmarket discord gb dump channel.
Can you link it?


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Just as a heads up, we do NOT allow the transferring a GB spots.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: lysergic acid on Thu, 20 August 2020, 11:06:51
Some guy is trying to sell his 7v gb spot for profit lol. It's in the mechmarket discord gb dump channel.
Can you link it?


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Just as a heads up, we do NOT allow the transferring a GB spots.
Ya I knew lol, not that I was going to buy it but I was trying to see what they were asking. Can I ask why you donít allow this? And what happens if a original buyer no longer wants their spot, is it relinquished to you as an extra?


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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Thu, 20 August 2020, 11:55:53
Some guy is trying to sell his 7v gb spot for profit lol. It's in the mechmarket discord gb dump channel.
Can you link it?


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Just as a heads up, we do NOT allow the transferring a GB spots.
Ya I knew lol, not that I was going to buy it but I was trying to see what they were asking. Can I ask why you donít allow this? And what happens if a original buyer no longer wants their spot, is it relinquished to you as an extra?


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There are no refunds so not sure what the circumstance would be where a buyer would give up their spot.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 20 August 2020, 12:07:47
Some guy is trying to sell his 7v gb spot for profit lol. It's in the mechmarket discord gb dump channel.
Can you link it?


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Just as a heads up, we do NOT allow the transferring a GB spots.
Ya I knew lol, not that I was going to buy it but I was trying to see what they were asking. Can I ask why you donít allow this? And what happens if a original buyer no longer wants their spot, is it relinquished to you as an extra?


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The purchase is no longer protected, and people have been scammed by this.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: lysergic acid on Thu, 20 August 2020, 12:14:34
Some guy is trying to sell his 7v gb spot for profit lol. It's in the mechmarket discord gb dump channel.
Can you link it?


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Just as a heads up, we do NOT allow the transferring a GB spots.
Ya I knew lol, not that I was going to buy it but I was trying to see what they were asking. Can I ask why you donít allow this? And what happens if a original buyer no longer wants their spot, is it relinquished to you as an extra?


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The purchase is no longer protected, and people have been scammed by this.
Understood, thanks for clearing that up.
Are extras considered when someone wants to give up their spot and you now become the owner, which is later on sold?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 20 August 2020, 12:51:13
Understood, thanks for clearing that up.
Are extras considered when someone wants to give up their spot and you now become the owner, which is later on sold?

I am not 100% sure what you are asking. But if someone needs to cancel their order for unexpected reasons, we will work with the original purchaser on that. If it comes down to a cancellation, than that spot will turn into an extra that will be available later on.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: lysergic acid on Thu, 20 August 2020, 13:06:43
Understood, thanks for clearing that up.
Are extras considered when someone wants to give up their spot and you now become the owner, which is later on sold?

I am not 100% sure what you are asking. But if someone needs to cancel their order for unexpected reasons, we will work with the original purchaser on that. If it comes down to a cancellation, than that spot will turn into an extra that will be available later on.
Sorry for the confusion, how an extra becomes an extra.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: r4bbl3d4bbl3 on Thu, 20 August 2020, 13:07:30
Understood, thanks for clearing that up.
Are extras considered when someone wants to give up their spot and you now become the owner, which is later on sold?

I am not 100% sure what you are asking. But if someone needs to cancel their order for unexpected reasons, we will work with the original purchaser on that. If it comes down to a cancellation, than that spot will turn into an extra that will be available later on.
Sorry for the confusion, how an extra becomes an extra.

They order extra boards, more than they sold at group buy.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: solomonshv on Wed, 09 September 2020, 23:09:55
Sorry for the confusion, how an extra becomes an extra.
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group buy runners and vendors pretty much always manufacture or order more items than they have buyers for. this applies to keycaps, keyboards, etc. the idea is that if something comes in defective, they have a spare to fulfill the order. once all orders are fulfilled, whatever is left is an extra. if a keyboard has small defects, it is sometimes sold as a "B stock" extra. for unlimited group buys, vendors will buy extras with their own money and sell at higher prices just to earn extra money on the side.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: Icemanrec on Tue, 13 October 2020, 03:08:29
i hope there will be an Round 3 of this, i will buy 4 for just the colourways, extras will be in Feb/Mar but i dont have much luck with extras, they always sell out within seconds.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: itsmartin on Tue, 13 October 2020, 08:16:30
You might be waiting a while if youíre waiting for round 3. This was round 1.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Tue, 13 October 2020, 13:13:14
I'm waiting for round 4.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: pool on Tue, 13 October 2020, 16:24:50
I am guessing it's way too late to join the GB D:

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: lysergic acid on Tue, 13 October 2020, 16:34:47
I am guessing it's way too late to join the GB D:
wait for round 3 like the other guy
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: noorejji on Tue, 13 October 2020, 17:28:27
Iím more of a R6 kinda guy. Incidentally I donít have a lot of keyboards.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: alper_maestro on Thu, 15 October 2020, 04:36:39
Waiting for Round 2  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: raptorex1212 on Thu, 15 October 2020, 11:05:01
Amazing keeb waiting for round 2!
I need an upgrade for my anne pro  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: bdegal on Fri, 16 October 2020, 15:08:15
Dang, I was following this before the pandemic and got caught up in everything going on. Will there be a round two for this?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: itsmartin on Fri, 16 October 2020, 18:14:31
I saw on Discord Gok has said not to count on a round 2.

It hasnít been ruled out totally but he said he wanted to focus on other projects.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Fri, 16 October 2020, 23:57:24
There will be extras so, let's worry about that before asking for R2.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 17 October 2020, 02:20:00
Here is a little update.
Aluminium parts have finished machining and are starting to be anodised.
Raw stainless parts are still being machined.
PVD brass weights are 50% complete.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: hkhawk on Sat, 17 October 2020, 02:31:41
Woohoo, awesome news
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: xantiema on Sat, 17 October 2020, 05:27:03
Here is a little update.
Aluminium parts have finished machining and are starting to be anodised.
Raw stainless parts are still being machined.
PVD brass weights are 50% complete.

Any estimate on what the total for quantity of orders ended up being for this GB?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: architones on Sat, 17 October 2020, 06:16:39
I'm pretty sure gok/Novelkeys stated previously they won't release the final order quantities.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: SenseiJia on Sat, 17 October 2020, 16:16:34
Here is a little update.
Aluminium parts have finished machining and are starting to be anodised.
Raw stainless parts are still being machined.
PVD brass weights are 50% complete.
Yessss!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: macclack on Sat, 17 October 2020, 23:06:11
Here is a little update.
Aluminium parts have finished machining and are starting to be anodised.
Raw stainless parts are still being machined.
PVD brass weights are 50% complete.

Just me or is this going fast?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: Qarmaa on Sat, 17 October 2020, 23:41:17
Thanks for update, gok.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: Lunarpie on Sun, 01 November 2020, 00:50:18
Here is a little update.
Aluminium parts have finished machining and are starting to be anodised.
Raw stainless parts are still being machined.
PVD brass weights are 50% complete.
This is great news. Will we still be seeing pictures of the blue anodised boards when they're complete?

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: Darknight00z on Sun, 01 November 2020, 04:28:12
Here is a little update.
Aluminium parts have finished machining and are starting to be anodised.
Raw stainless parts are still being machined.
PVD brass weights are 50% complete.

Just me or is this going fast?

It is going fast, until we hit a hiccup

e.g anodising colors don't look good
e.g. anodising mis-match
e.g. polishing taking too long.
e.g. employees go on strike
e.g. pandemic wave 3

don't jinx us man.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: peepeepants on Tue, 03 November 2020, 17:07:37
Anyone know if Novelkeys will be stocking Extras if we didn't purchase any during groupbuy? (PCB, PVD log & weights, plates)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 07 November 2020, 23:37:41
The blue anodisation colour has been selected.
It is the one on the left.
(https://i.imgur.com/xJ0v586.jpg)

Please note that it looks really different depending on lighting conditions. Below is the same blue but in dimmer conditions.
(https://i.imgur.com/tFSFvVw.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: similemask on Sat, 07 November 2020, 23:57:57
The blue colour looks pretty good :thumb:
I picked the black though :p
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: Ryliu on Sun, 08 November 2020, 02:42:16
Now I wish I got blue :<

Actually, I don't even remember what color I got, white?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: UGunaLOSE on Sun, 08 November 2020, 08:19:47
Blue is gorgeous. Glad I switched from white to this.

Ready for 2021!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: hpkb on Mon, 09 November 2020, 14:23:57
Blue color looks great!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: damsenviet on Fri, 13 November 2020, 22:55:18
Are 7305 millmax sockets viable in these? I was looking to make one of my PCBs hotswappable.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: kaisn on Sat, 05 December 2020, 12:44:46
Are 7305 millmax sockets viable in these? I was looking to make one of my PCBs hotswappable.
is it?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: treeleaf64 on Sat, 05 December 2020, 13:06:33
Nice , I actually like the lighter blue more than the darker one!
Good job Mr. Gok
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: evidentLEE on Sat, 05 December 2020, 13:37:18
Hopefully we can see some shots of E-White soon! Can't wait to build and type on this beauty.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: solomonshv on Sun, 06 December 2020, 12:48:16
Anyone know if Novelkeys will be stocking Extras if we didn't purchase any during groupbuy? (PCB, PVD log & weights, plates)

yes, there will be extras. but you will have to move quick. they will go in seconds.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: ugmonk on Wed, 23 December 2020, 23:17:36
Hi, just wondering if anyone has the dimensions of the case?  My friend wants to make a custom wrist rest for me and I'd like to have it match the dimensions of the 7v.  Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: IMZO on Wed, 23 December 2020, 23:32:37
waiting for r3
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: gok_nz on Thu, 24 December 2020, 00:35:15
Hi, just wondering if anyone has the dimensions of the case?  My friend wants to make a custom wrist rest for me and I'd like to have it match the dimensions of the 7v.  Thanks in advance!
check the main post
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: vixixtryx on Thu, 24 December 2020, 01:36:49
Hi, just wondering if anyone has the dimensions of the case?  My friend wants to make a custom wrist rest for me and I'd like to have it match the dimensions of the 7v.  Thanks in advance!
check the main post

Do we have any updates about how far along we are? Thanks gok
Title: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: 10peaches on Thu, 24 December 2020, 02:42:21
Hi, just wondering if anyone has the dimensions of the case?  My friend wants to make a custom wrist rest for me and I'd like to have it match the dimensions of the 7v.  Thanks in advance!
check the main post

Do we have any updates about how far along we are? Thanks gok
This is the last update we have... you can safely assume everything is going according to plan.

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: Fisher on Thu, 24 December 2020, 08:24:42
Awesome. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: ugmonk on Thu, 24 December 2020, 11:33:32
Hi, just wondering if anyone has the dimensions of the case?  My friend wants to make a custom wrist rest for me and I'd like to have it match the dimensions of the 7v.  Thanks in advance!
check the main post

thanks gok, is that in millimeters?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: krisst on Thu, 24 December 2020, 15:11:37
Hi, just wondering if anyone has the dimensions of the case?  My friend wants to make a custom wrist rest for me and I'd like to have it match the dimensions of the 7v.  Thanks in advance!

check the main post

thanks gok, is that in millimeters?

321.51 by 142.74. If its not in millimeters, but in inches or centimeters, that would be a HUGE board.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: yuejia on Sun, 27 December 2020, 07:07:06
Awesome!!!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: MikeNasty3 on Mon, 04 January 2021, 18:17:28
Does anyone else here check this thread weekly hoping for any new info?  :)  I cannot wait for this board! Will be my first high end custom! Was going to wait to use my GMK Oliva++ on this but gave in and have them on my Novatouch for now.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: foundpeasantry on Mon, 04 January 2021, 19:22:43
Feb 2021 coming up real quick. Hoping this is on track
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: FoxFire007 on Mon, 04 January 2021, 21:37:30
So I originally placed an order for the dark blue. But regret not picking up the E-White as well.

Is there a chance there might be an extra E-White for purchase during shipping?

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: briantotheyanyan on Mon, 04 January 2021, 22:48:20
So I originally placed an order for the dark blue. But regret not picking up the E-White as well.

Is there a chance there might be an extra E-White for purchase during shipping?

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There would almost definitely be an extra E-White. Now... whether or not you'll be able to land it in extras with the current state of the scene is a different story entirely.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: FoxFire007 on Wed, 06 January 2021, 10:26:36
So I originally placed an order for the dark blue. But regret not picking up the E-White as well.

Is there a chance there might be an extra E-White for purchase during shipping?

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There would almost definitely be an extra E-White. Now... whether or not you'll be able to land it in extras with the current state of the scene is a different story entirely.
Could you elaborate on "the current state of the scene" ?

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: briantotheyanyan on Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:47:25
So I originally placed an order for the dark blue. But regret not picking up the E-White as well.

Is there a chance there might be an extra E-White for purchase during shipping?

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There would almost definitely be an extra E-White. Now... whether or not you'll be able to land it in extras with the current state of the scene is a different story entirely.
Could you elaborate on "the current state of the scene" ?

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The keyboard community has seen unprecedented growth over the past year. The moment extras, or anything limited comes out that is in decently high demand, expect it to be sold out in seconds for FCFS.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:55:06
UPDATE:

Case production is complete. PCBs are currently in production. Cases are going through QC and packaging right now. Cases are estimated to ship from China before CNY. However shipping will take around 30-45 days. PCBs are expected to finish early March and will be shipped direct to vendors. Cases and PCBs should arrive around the same time to vendors. I would expect that shipping to customers will happen March-April. Slight delay from our initial estimate of February, but things are still going smoothly.

All vendors have extras, but that will happen after the original GB ships out.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: Qarmaa on Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:05:24
Thanks for update, Mike  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:12:52
Fantastic. Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: MikeNasty3 on Sun, 10 January 2021, 01:49:04
Thanks for the update! Cannot wait!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: damsenviet on Wed, 27 January 2021, 20:53:48
Could I get a response on whether I can use 0305 or 7305 millmax socket on the PCBs?

I'm not sure whether there's enough clearance between the PCB and bottom case to be able to use these.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Wed, 27 January 2021, 21:49:49
Could I get a response on whether I can use 0305 or 7305 millmax socket on the PCBs?

I'm not sure whether there's enough clearance between the PCB and bottom case to be able to use these.

I highly down gok has tried it. Most designers don't like mill-max sockets.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: kwhilden on Wed, 27 January 2021, 22:20:45
7305 Mill-Max sockets are shorter in length the pins on switches. So they will work on any board, as long as the pin holes are standard size.

I bought two PCBs for my 7v, so I'm going to mill-max one and use that to test all different types of switches. 
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: Cyber-chair on Tue, 09 February 2021, 13:28:27
Keep us posted on how that works out. I'm considering going that route as well.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 10 February 2021, 09:52:07
Cases are in transit to all the vendors! Still looking to have these all shipped out to customers March-April. I am pretty excited for everyone to see these!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Wed, 10 February 2021, 12:02:39
Cases are in transit to all the vendors! Still looking to have these all shipped out to customers March-April. I am pretty excited for everyone to see these!

Just curious what happens after vendors receive it. Is there additional QC/packaging with the vendors?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 10 February 2021, 12:07:16
Just curious what happens after vendors receive it. Is there additional QC/packaging with the vendors?

QC was done at the factory. So it will just be packing and shipping out!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Wed, 10 February 2021, 12:12:59
Just curious what happens after vendors receive it. Is there additional QC/packaging with the vendors?

QC was done at the factory. So it will just be packing and shipping out!

Awesome! Can't wait.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: surreal19 on Wed, 10 February 2021, 14:03:59
will there be extras for plates and pcb after everything is shipped?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Wed, 10 February 2021, 16:12:29
will there be extras for plates and pcb after everything is shipped?

I'm sure they will have some extras. If they had zero extras, then it means something bad happened because vendors will buy extras in case of defects/issues.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: war40ck on Wed, 10 February 2021, 21:07:02
Just curious what happens after vendors receive it. Is there additional QC/packaging with the vendors?

QC was done at the factory. So it will just be packing and shipping out!
Thanks for the update. So, only pcb production/qc left?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 11 February 2021, 04:58:09
will there be extras for plates and pcb after everything is shipped?

There will be extras of everything. Pretty limited though.

Thanks for the update. So, only pcb production/qc left?

Yup! Only PCB stuff left as the boards are on the boat making their way here. PCB is scheduled to be completed before the boards make it and will be shipped by air.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: eyeon on Thu, 11 February 2021, 13:32:13
accidentally made the wrong plate choice when purchasing, will all extras drop at the same time (maybe month or more after GB items have completed shipping) or will current GB members be able to get a plate before then.  Ideally would like to build soon after receiving the board and avoid the wait.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (IN PRODUCTION)
Post by: itsmartin on Thu, 11 February 2021, 15:50:41
Nobody gets priority on extras, youíll have to fight with everyone else when they eventually go live.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (WAITING FOR PCBS)
Post by: vixixtryx on Fri, 05 March 2021, 11:24:40
Gok any chance we can get the screw information? I would like to buy some nice aftermarket screws.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (WAITING FOR PCBS)
Post by: GhostEther on Tue, 09 March 2021, 17:39:50
Could we get an update on the PCB situation?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (WAITING FOR PCBS)
Post by: mgsickler on Tue, 09 March 2021, 17:59:50
Could we get an update on the PCB situation?

Everything is complete and in route to vendors. We are still waiting on cases and the PCBs. I believe this is the case for the rest of the proxies as well. It is very soon though!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (WAITING FOR PCBS)
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 09 March 2021, 21:59:21
Gok any chance we can get the screw information? I would like to buy some nice aftermarket screws.
Countersunk Hexagon M4 x 8mm - weight
Socket Hexagon M3 x 8mm - front case screws
Socket Hexagon M3 x 25mm - back case screws
Pan-head Phillips M2 x 4mm - daughterboard
Countersunk Phillips M2 x 4mm - badge
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (WAITING FOR PCBS)
Post by: evidentLEE on Wed, 10 March 2021, 14:07:53
Could we get an update on the PCB situation?

Everything is complete and in route to vendors. We are still waiting on cases and the PCBs. I believe this is the case for the rest of the proxies as well. It is very soon though!

Can't wait!!!! Thanks for the update! ;D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (WAITING FOR PCBS)
Post by: GingGing on Thu, 11 March 2021, 11:17:31
Saw the proto and looking forward to getting one in my hands.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (WAITING FOR PCBS)
Post by: LordOwen on Sun, 14 March 2021, 06:07:06
I'm really hoping that I can get an extra from somewhere, because I'd like to avoid committing any kind of crime that could get me deported here :)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: tonnyzzzzz on Sat, 20 March 2021, 06:20:01
Gonna get my 7V, wanna prepare the led ahead. The PCB LED is left as a 2-pin connector.
Does it mean we can only use single color LED on 7V? Any recommendation for the LED on 7V?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 24 March 2021, 06:45:28
Slightly bad news. NovelKeys order is stuck on a freight ship outside of LA right now. They are having massive backlogs and delays. We do not have a strong ETA on when our boat will be able to unload and clear customs.

The ship was initially supposed to unload in February.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Auracity on Wed, 24 March 2021, 10:22:08
Not like this
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: //gainsborough on Wed, 24 March 2021, 11:14:03
welp
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: bball2 on Wed, 24 March 2021, 11:42:04
How the LA ship yard looks like right now:

https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/mc6s82/meanwhile_in_the_suez_canal/
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: FoxFire007 on Wed, 24 March 2021, 14:58:00
I'm moving in 2 weeks do I need to update my address? Or will it arrive by then?

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: itsmartin on Wed, 24 March 2021, 19:16:52
The post from NK literally says they have no ETA. That means they canít tell you when itís going to arrive.

However Iíd be very very surprised if it got unloaded from a ship, through customs, transported to NK, unpacked, sorted, packed and shipped to you in less than 2 weeks.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: zoofle on Wed, 24 March 2021, 22:28:59
Slightly bad news. NovelKeys order is stuck on a freight ship outside of LA right now. They are having massive backlogs and delays. We do not have a strong ETA on when our boat will be able to unload and clear customs.

The ship was initially supposed to unload in February.

Any chance you can ask which ship its on (name) so we can follow on marinetraffic? Thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: FiX on Thu, 25 March 2021, 02:01:00
Pain.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 25 March 2021, 05:01:16
Any chance you can ask which ship its on (name) so we can follow on marinetraffic? Thank you!

Sorry but I do not.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Alessio01 on Thu, 25 March 2021, 11:23:55
Pain.
peko
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Thu, 25 March 2021, 19:25:59
Saw some of these in the wild on Instagram. Damn I can't wait.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: lucka33 on Mon, 29 March 2021, 07:27:06
Slightly bad news. NovelKeys order is stuck on a freight ship outside of LA right now. They are having massive backlogs and delays. We do not have a strong ETA on when our boat will be able to unload and clear customs.

The ship was initially supposed to unload in February.

Any ETA for European proxy ?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Mon, 29 March 2021, 07:55:26
Any ETA for European proxy ?

Sorry, but they would have to answer for that. I only know about our orders.

PCBs arrived to our warehouse today. Still no update from the port for the boards for NovelKeys.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DZSlasher on Mon, 29 March 2021, 21:22:27
Not sure if this has already been addressed but will there be any priority at Novelkeys for groupbuy customers to purchase extra PCBs as part of the extras sale?

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Auracity on Tue, 30 March 2021, 09:02:21
Not sure if this has already been addressed but will there be any priority at Novelkeys for groupbuy customers to purchase extra PCBs as part of the extras sale?

No
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: xantiema on Tue, 30 March 2021, 12:57:47
Are the plate files available?

EDIT: Found it on the front page  :p
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: belerian on Tue, 30 March 2021, 22:31:37
Not sure if it's intentional/WIP but I get "Access Denied" when I clicked on the Build Guide on page 1.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 30 March 2021, 23:09:29
Not sure if it's intentional/WIP but I get "Access Denied" when I clicked on the Build Guide on page 1.
Sorry, I set it to restricted access by accident.
Should work now.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: KZzzz on Thu, 01 April 2021, 21:26:14
Excited to receive this board some time in the future (hopefully within April). I have to say this is one of my most anticipated board :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Fri, 02 April 2021, 04:37:21
We are now clearing customs (for NovelKeys only)! Please note that this is another portion that could take anywhere from 3 days to weeks. Once they are loaded on a truck I will make another update.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Curin Derwin on Fri, 02 April 2021, 05:04:04
Extras possible?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: itsmartin on Fri, 02 April 2021, 05:30:54
NK said extras are available at all vendors on the last page.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: dak148 on Fri, 02 April 2021, 08:31:06
We are now clearing customs (for NovelKeys only)! Please note that this is another portion that could take anywhere from 3 days to weeks. Once they are loaded on a truck I will make another update.

Yes! Some movement.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Krazzios on Fri, 02 April 2021, 11:26:53
As for the MyKeyboard shipment:
Yulia told me today that their boat arrived this week and that they're expecting to get it sometime next week.

Hopefully that means boards shipping out in about two weeks.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Cyber-chair on Fri, 02 April 2021, 11:35:41
It's happening!!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: yeahitschris on Sat, 03 April 2021, 16:32:43
We are now clearing customs (for NovelKeys only)! Please note that this is another portion that could take anywhere from 3 days to weeks. Once they are loaded on a truck I will make another update.

Excellent news!!!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Lunarpie on Sun, 04 April 2021, 09:07:51
NK said extras are available at all vendors on the last page.
Does this mean we missed them? Was hoping to grab an extra pcb

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: tootle on Sun, 04 April 2021, 09:47:24
NK said extras are available at all vendors on the last page.
Does this mean we missed them? Was hoping to grab an extra pcb

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No, extras will be announced later on through each vendor. Typically vendors sell extras once all GB orders have been shipped out and there aren't any issues, in case replacements need to be made for the buyers.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Lunarpie on Sun, 04 April 2021, 11:13:19
NK said extras are available at all vendors on the last page.
Does this mean we missed them? Was hoping to grab an extra pcb

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No, extras will be announced later on through each vendor. Typically vendors sell extras once all GB orders have been shipped out and there aren't any issues, in case replacements need to be made for the buyers.
Amazing, thanks for letting me know. This is my first GB so I'm not privy to the process yet. Very glad to hear that if I receive a dead board, I can get a replacement.

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: zoofle on Sun, 04 April 2021, 20:49:10
We are now clearing customs (for NovelKeys only)! Please note that this is another portion that could take anywhere from 3 days to weeks. Once they are loaded on a truck I will make another update.

Thank you for the continued updates mgsickler, they are appreciated
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: loop | esc lab on Sun, 04 April 2021, 20:50:26
Any plans for extras?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Lunarpie on Sun, 04 April 2021, 20:51:43
Any plans for extras?
They plan on extras, no word on when as far as I know. I suggest reading through the thread a bit to see if there are any details

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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Nuap on Sun, 04 April 2021, 21:47:44
Any plans for extras?

Consider reading the thread before posting a question that has already been asked a few times. You only had to go 1 page back: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105685.msg3012865#msg3012865
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Mon, 05 April 2021, 14:31:42
This has cleared customs!

We expect to receive this shipment late this week - early next week. Will start shipping once we receive everything. Please make sure your addresses are up to date.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: killuchen on Mon, 05 April 2021, 15:34:27
This has cleared customs!

We expect to receive this shipment late this week - early next week. Will start shipping once we receive everything. Please make sure your addresses are up to date.

Yay! That's wonderful news!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: MikeNasty3 on Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:16:10
This has cleared customs!

We expect to receive this shipment late this week - early next week. Will start shipping once we receive everything. Please make sure your addresses are up to date.

How do I go about updating my address? I would prefer to have it sent to my current address, but my old roommates still live at the address I lived in when I originally ordered so I could pick it up from there, but it would be easier if I could change it to my current one.

Awesome news BTW! I cannot wait!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:33:09
How do I go about updating my address? I would prefer to have it sent to my current address, but my old roommates still live at the address I lived in when I originally ordered so I could pick it up from there, but it would be easier if I could change it to my current one.

Awesome news BTW! I cannot wait!

For NovelKeys, you just need to send in a support ticket on our site.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: MikeNasty3 on Tue, 06 April 2021, 16:34:05
How do I go about updating my address? I would prefer to have it sent to my current address, but my old roommates still live at the address I lived in when I originally ordered so I could pick it up from there, but it would be easier if I could change it to my current one.

Awesome news BTW! I cannot wait!

For NovelKeys, you just need to send in a support ticket on our site.

Thank you! I have just done this!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: rikercd on Wed, 07 April 2021, 13:24:28
This has cleared customs!

We expect to receive this shipment late this week - early next week. Will start shipping once we receive everything. Please make sure your addresses are up to date.

I am moving in 2.5 weeks. Do you think that I should change my address to the new address or are you expecting them to all have gone out before then?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Auracity on Wed, 07 April 2021, 17:22:09
This has cleared customs!

We expect to receive this shipment late this week - early next week. Will start shipping once we receive everything. Please make sure your addresses are up to date.

I am moving in 2.5 weeks. Do you think that I should change my address to the new address or are you expecting them to all have gone out before then?

Send a support ticket and ask them to hold the order for 3 weeks.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: lucka33 on Mon, 12 April 2021, 12:53:02
As for the MyKeyboard shipment:
Yulia told me today that their boat arrived this week and that they're expecting to get it sometime next week.

Hopefully that means boards shipping out in about two weeks.

I can't wait to get it !
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Mon, 12 April 2021, 13:03:42
Most keyboards have been received. Waiting on one more part to arrive, which is expected in less than 2 weeks. Once all parts have arrived we will begin shipping out.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: UGunaLOSE on Mon, 12 April 2021, 13:04:47
The communication has been out of this world. Much appreciated! Look forward to getting tracking for the board.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: PallyP on Tue, 20 April 2021, 11:21:23
I can't be the only one who checks this page at least 3 times a day for more updates (not that the communication hasn't been fantastic, but it's just so close yet so far)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: kwhilden on Tue, 20 April 2021, 12:27:53
Oh yeah. Same here. I check about 3 times a day.  It's a compulsive habit that I hope to see news that the boards are shipping. It's almost more fun than getting the board itself... almost.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Jsdfbn on Wed, 21 April 2021, 05:16:18
Remember when the ETA was february :\ patiently waiting for another update
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: siggerzz on Thu, 22 April 2021, 11:03:29
There was a post in the mykeyboard.eu Discord saying that boards have arrived and shipping will commence ASAP!


Shouldn't be much longer, EU gang!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Krazzios on Thu, 22 April 2021, 11:24:18
Got my shipping info from MyKeyboard this morning, so excited!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 22 April 2021, 11:51:54
NovelKeys is still waiting for the last part. It is currently on its way to us, but is taking longer than expected. I would think we will receive the part next week.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: WaS on Thu, 22 April 2021, 17:33:11
I like the ewhite very much. Is it thicker than anodized?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Clyde1 on Thu, 22 April 2021, 20:24:21
I wish I could snag one from extras
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: grimis on Fri, 23 April 2021, 00:25:40
What is the last part the NK_ is waiting for?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: solomonshv on Fri, 23 April 2021, 01:01:58
I like the ewhite very much. Is it thicker than anodized?

not in a way that would be perceivable by the human eye, or even a ruler. i was told by the company who did work on my house that electrophoresis and cataphoresis coating is more durable than anodizing, but doesn't alter the size enough to make something not fit where it otherwise would have had it been anodized.

i guess for that reason, you can use the same PVD badge and weight on both the ano and e-white cases. if e-white made the case thicker, it would need a different badge.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: OmniSzron on Fri, 23 April 2021, 04:58:34
HOLY ****! I just got mine this morning (Poland via MyKeyboard). :D :D

(https://i.imgur.com/J9RyBuC.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Auracity on Fri, 23 April 2021, 15:01:14
What is the last part the NK_ is waiting for?

Poron foam for between the case and the weight. It was added last minute by suggestion from the designer after experimenting with it right after production ended.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Fri, 23 April 2021, 15:17:24
I like the ewhite very much. Is it thicker than anodized?

not in a way that would be perceivable by the human eye, or even a ruler. i was told by the company who did work on my house that electrophoresis and cataphoresis coating is more durable than anodizing, but doesn't alter the size enough to make something not fit where it otherwise would have had it been anodized.

i guess for that reason, you can use the same PVD badge and weight on both the ano and e-white cases. if e-white made the case thicker, it would need a different badge.

It will affect tolerances though. For example, the E-white Koyu was a ***** to fit together.

I think the Thinkv2 had tolerance issues too.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: grimis on Fri, 23 April 2021, 23:04:28
HOLY ****! I just got mine this morning (Poland via MyKeyboard). :D :D

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/J9RyBuC.jpg)


Man I'm so jealous. The wait is killing me. Did you buy two?! lol
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: itsmartin on Fri, 23 April 2021, 23:44:11
I think lots of people bought two. One to keep and one to flip ďsell as their circumstances have changedĒ later on.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: vi0till on Sat, 24 April 2021, 05:19:22
I wonder if Deskeys is also waiting for the foam?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: OmniSzron on Sat, 24 April 2021, 14:32:53
I think lots of people bought two. One to keep and one to flip ďsell as their circumstances have changedĒ later on.
Well, I ain't flippin' mine. One's gonna be for gaming and the other one for typing (different plates, different switches).

Quote
Did you buy two?! lol
Yeah. When the group buy was running I didn't yet have a custom board and 7V's design really spoke to me. I still think it's the best looking board I've ever seen.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Sat, 24 April 2021, 14:45:29
I bought two as well. E-white as usual for me, and after watching Taeha build the grey with VoC I felt the "need" for that combo, so I caved and bought the grey also :-\

Personally, I don't buy to flip; however, knowing that it's a fairly safe investment, I will often buy multiple colors on open GB's if I'm indecisive. Haven't committed to Salvation yet but the available colors got me shook!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Krazzios on Mon, 26 April 2021, 15:18:56
Jsut finished building mine and it looks/feels great. Does anyone else's jst-cable feel a tiny bit too short? I kinda had to smoosh the bend to get my case closed.
Other than that it was a pleasure to build, great work Gok!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: grimis on Mon, 26 April 2021, 17:15:51
Jsut finished building mine and it looks/feels great. Does anyone else's jst-cable feel a tiny bit too short? I kinda had to smoosh the bend to get my case closed.
Other than that it was a pleasure to build, great work Gok!

No pictures man? Don't tease us!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: loop | esc lab on Tue, 27 April 2021, 03:57:19
Pictures please! Dying to see more of this board
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Krazzios on Tue, 27 April 2021, 05:16:26
Sure, sorry about the dust.
[attach=1][attach=2][attach=3][attach=4]
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: PallyP on Tue, 27 April 2021, 08:52:24
They're coming my NA friends! Time to question all the switches and keycaps purchases you've made for this board over the past year ;_;
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Tue, 27 April 2021, 11:10:53
All parts received! We will start shipping these out this week. These will go out in batches most likely based on color. We should be able to get them all shipped out by the end of next week. Please be patient with this process!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Broxigar on Tue, 27 April 2021, 11:24:39
Any information when the  7v keyboard kit extras will be up for grabs if there's any?

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Tue, 27 April 2021, 12:55:11
Any information when the  7v keyboard kit extras will be up for grabs if there's any?

It will probably be well after everyone has received their 7v units in case there are any issues. I don't think NK could say right now.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: loop | esc lab on Tue, 27 April 2021, 13:52:10
All parts received! We will start shipping these out this week. These will go out in batches most likely based on color. We should be able to get them all shipped out by the end of next week. Please be patient with this process!
I'm ready to get the L!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Clyde1 on Tue, 27 April 2021, 14:02:25
Wish I could get one from extras
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: steezkeez on Tue, 27 April 2021, 14:15:55
excited for my ewhite <3
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 29 April 2021, 08:40:51
Okay the first batches that are going out are for single keyboard orders with no add-ons.

E-White Poly
E-White Aluminum
Blue Poly
Blue Aluminum

These are being packed now, and will be picked tomorrow. Tomorrow we will package all remaining single keyboard orders with no add-ons. Those will be picked up on Monday.
From there we will just be doing random batches. We should be able to have all of these shipped out by Friday, May 7.

No idea when we will post extras.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: PallyP on Thu, 29 April 2021, 17:47:17
Quote
Okay the first batches that are going out are for single keyboard orders with no add-ons.

Making me regret ordering that extra PCB  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: MikeNasty3 on Thu, 29 April 2021, 18:11:25
Quote
Okay the first batches that are going out are for single keyboard orders with no add-ons.

Making me regret ordering that extra PCB  :-X

No, it will be worth it if your PCB dies some day or you want to rebuild! I guess I can wait another week for my grey with extra PCB and PC plate!  :D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Kyuuri117 on Mon, 03 May 2021, 15:58:45
So just received my ewhite 7v and its beautiful, but unfortunately the extra plate and pcb i ordered did not come in my package...

I have already contacted NovelKeys about this, but im a little concerned because i see the extras have already all sold out. Will there be any PCB's/plates set aside for orders that were messed up?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Cyber-chair on Mon, 03 May 2021, 16:03:30
So just received my ewhite 7v and its beautiful, but unfortunately the extra plate and pcb i ordered did not come in my package...

I have already contacted NovelKeys about this, but im a little concerned because i see the extras have already all sold out. Will there be any PCB's/plates set aside for orders that were messed up?
The extras being sold out is probably a fossil from when the group buy when live. They have not opened extras up for sale yet. Distributors typically wait until all orders have been received by customers in order to remedy the problems like the one you have.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: UGunaLOSE on Mon, 03 May 2021, 16:05:04
So just received my ewhite 7v and its beautiful, but unfortunately the extra plate and pcb i ordered did not come in my package...

I have already contacted NovelKeys about this, but im a little concerned because i see the extras have already all sold out. Will there be any PCB's/plates set aside for orders that were messed up?
The extras being sold out is probably a fossil from when the group buy when live. They have not opened extras up for sale yet. Distributors typically wait until all orders have been received by customers in order to remedy the problems like the one you have.

This! Extras have not been put out, as all orders have not been shipped yet. NK should be able to take care of you and get you what you need. It will be after all orders have been received that extras will go out.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: pool on Mon, 03 May 2021, 17:33:23
Any ideas how many extras will be available?

I mean I'll still get the L.. but hey. One man can hope.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: solomonshv on Mon, 03 May 2021, 22:57:26
Any ideas how many extras will be available?

I mean I'll still get the L.. but hey. One man can hope.

i feel like there should be a ton of extras on r/mm because a lot of people were buying 2, 3 or even 4 of these at a time. i bought 3, every color except black. already have too many black keebs. i will pick 1 and sell the others and the extra accessories. i saw a lot of people buy extras. so there should be a lot of these going around and prices, in theory, shouldn't be so bad since there are so many of them. also, the covid crowd is exiting the hobby. that should help with the prices.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: pool on Mon, 03 May 2021, 23:10:59
Any ideas how many extras will be available?

I mean I'll still get the L.. but hey. One man can hope.

i feel like there should be a ton of extras on r/mm because a lot of people were buying 2, 3 or even 4 of these at a time. i bought 3, every color except black. already have too many black keebs. i will pick 1 and sell the others and the extra accessories. i saw a lot of people buy extras. so there should be a lot of these going around and prices, in theory, shouldn't be so bad since there are so many of them. also, the covid crowd is exiting the hobby. that should help with the prices.

I don't mean aftermarket extras kekw, I mean vendor extras. /r/mm are already going for stupid high prices from flippers

But if you're willing to part with an e-white one, hmu
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: macclack on Tue, 04 May 2021, 01:38:21
GOK absolutely hit a home run with this thing

Poor quality phone pic:
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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: UGunaLOSE on Tue, 04 May 2021, 07:13:56
GOK absolutely hit a home run with this thing

Poor quality phone pic:
(Attachment Link)

Say what you want, looks great! Hope you enjoy it!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: byfuryattheheart on Tue, 04 May 2021, 13:30:30
Any ideas how many extras will be available?

I mean I'll still get the L.. but hey. One man can hope.

i feel like there should be a ton of extras on r/mm because a lot of people were buying 2, 3 or even 4 of these at a time. i bought 3, every color except black. already have too many black keebs. i will pick 1 and sell the others and the extra accessories. i saw a lot of people buy extras. so there should be a lot of these going around and prices, in theory, shouldn't be so bad since there are so many of them. also, the covid crowd is exiting the hobby. that should help with the prices.

I take one off your hands if you're just trying to make your money back  :D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: solomonshv on Tue, 04 May 2021, 17:14:14
I don't mean aftermarket extras kekw, I mean vendor extras. /r/mm are already going for stupid high prices from flippers

But if you're willing to part with an e-white one, hmu

i want to actually get them in hand before i commit to anything. but i still think that once novelkey ships out all the order, r/mm will get flooded with these. price should become reasonable. definitely not GB prices, but probably close.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: tsolin01 on Tue, 04 May 2021, 18:10:31
i want to actually get them in hand before i commit to anything. but i still think that once novelkey ships out all the order, r/mm will get flooded with these. price should become reasonable. definitely not GB prices, but probably close.

r/MM is already flooded with them. I count like 10 up for sale in the last couple of days.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: loop | esc lab on Tue, 04 May 2021, 18:11:29
i want to actually get them in hand before i commit to anything. but i still think that once novelkey ships out all the order, r/mm will get flooded with these. price should become reasonable. definitely not GB prices, but probably close.

r/MM is already flooded with them. I count like 10 up for sale in the last couple of days.
Yesterday they were being sold for $1500

Today looks like they're dropping to around $1000 ish.

Hopefully by next week it'll be at a reasonable price
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: MikeNasty3 on Tue, 04 May 2021, 23:33:32
Just saw a an unboxing stream of the 7v on Twitch (mechmerlin). He noticed the plate foam was no way near lining up with the plate, and seemed to be the wrong size completely. Someone in chat mentioned two of his friends had this problem too. I'm still waiting on mine from NK. Has anyone else seen this? Are they all like this?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: itsmartin on Tue, 04 May 2021, 23:57:48
Are they all like this?

Mine arrived today - I just checked and compared to his unboxing; my foam looked the same as his and then I put a couple of switches on and it all lines up.
It stretches just a little to cover the entire plate.

Non-issue.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: MikeNasty3 on Wed, 05 May 2021, 00:03:44
Are they all like this?

Mine arrived today - I just checked and compared to his unboxing; my foam looked the same as his and then I put a couple of switches on and it all lines up.
It stretches just a little to cover the entire plate.

Non-issue.

Good to know!! Thanks for checking that!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: killuchen on Thu, 06 May 2021, 08:23:35
Received tracking for my black 7V + extras this morning! Sooo excited!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: MikeNasty3 on Thu, 06 May 2021, 10:48:04
Received tracking for my black 7V + extras this morning! Sooo excited!

Same here, but for my grey w/ extras! Can't wait.

Now for me to figure out what configuration I want to go with. I have lubed/filmed Alpacas. Will I use my aluminum, polycarb, or FR4 plate I ordered in a separate groupbuy? I have an extra PCB coming too! I have some C3 Olivia stabs to go with my caps, but I also have some Alpaca themed Durock stabs. Decisions, decisions... What is everyone else going with for theirs?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: grimis on Thu, 06 May 2021, 11:15:24
Received tracking for my black 7V + extras this morning! Sooo excited!

Same here, but for my grey w/ extras! Can't wait.

Now for me to figure out what configuration I want to go with. I have lubed/filmed Alpacas. Will I use my aluminum, polycarb, or FR4 plate I ordered in a separate groupbuy? I have an extra PCB coming too! I have some C3 Olivia stabs to go with my caps, but I also have some Alpaca themed Durock stabs. Decisions, decisions... What is everyone else going with for theirs?

I'm using Blueberries with 70g TX long springs and polycarb flex plate.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Miyano on Thu, 06 May 2021, 11:46:33
According to MechMerlin thereís no ESD protection. Should I be worried as I often get static charge in my house?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: gok_nz on Thu, 06 May 2021, 14:01:07
According to MechMerlin thereís no ESD protection. Should I be worried as I often get static charge in my house?
If you haven't had issues with ESD with other previous keyboards, chances are you won't have issues here either.
To put the lack of ESD protection issue into context, Wilba has designed PCBs for RAMA and Keycult so there a tons of boards out there in the wild and it hasn't been an issue.

In saying that, I believe he has since switched to the C3 version for the daughterboard for his newer designs.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Miyano on Thu, 06 May 2021, 15:31:30
Quote
If you haven't had issues with ESD with other previous keyboards, chances are you won't have issues here either.

Well, I often 'zap' the lights off of my NK65 aluminum by simply touching the case. Unplugging/plugging the cable usually fix it. I've no idea if the NK65 has ESD protection though...

Anyway, my order includes a spare PCB so I should be covered.

Thanks for the reply Gok. You've designed a wonderful keyboard.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: siggerzz on Fri, 07 May 2021, 08:15:49
To add to Gok's comment, the quality of Wilba PCB's are insane. Had no problems with my RAMA M60-A, and sure the 7V will be no different.


Received my e-white 7V this morning. Fantastic job to all involved. I can't wait to build it!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: solomonshv on Fri, 07 May 2021, 21:40:59
According to MechMerlin thereís no ESD protection. Should I be worried as I often get static charge in my house?

if you are worried about ESD that much, just wear latex/nitrile/vinyl gloves when building the board. problem solved. as mentioned above, wilba made this PCB and his stuff is top notch. i built about a dozen keyboard with his PCBs in the past and it's never been a problem.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Miyano on Fri, 07 May 2021, 23:37:13
if you are worried about ESD that much, just wear latex/nitrile/vinyl gloves when building the board. problem solved. as mentioned above, wilba made this PCB and his stuff is top notch. i built about a dozen keyboard with his PCBs in the past and it's never been a problem.

I'm not concerned about static charges when building the board but when using it. Sorry if I sounded like I was not confident in Wilba's abilities to design great PCBs. I am.

I'm just a guy who waited a year for it's first keyboard, who seems to attract static charges like Nicholas Tesla and takes a shock every time he touch things that remotely looks like metal, and don't want to end up with a 5 pounds paperweight.

It looks like it's a non issue, so thanks guys for reassuring me.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Sat, 08 May 2021, 06:40:50
These are all shipped out on NovelKeys' side of things.

There is currently no timeframe for extras. I want to make sure all orders are received and look good before we list extras. We will announce it through our newsletter once we are ready.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: belerian on Sat, 08 May 2021, 15:07:27
Just got the 7v! For the "contact pad" step, should the glossy or matte side be facing up?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 08 May 2021, 15:36:00
Just got the 7v! For the "contact pad" step, should the glossy or matte side be facing up?
It makes no difference but for deskeys films in switches, I tend to have glossy side down for no good reason.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: macclack on Sat, 08 May 2021, 21:34:47
Can someone please explain the purpose of the contact pad? I feel like Iím the only person who doesnít get it.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: lush_bunny on Sun, 09 May 2021, 15:42:04
Can someone please explain the purpose of the contact pad? I feel like Iím the only person who doesnít get it.

The case is metal. The weight is metal. Metal on metal noise, even minor ones, is usually not very pleasant. Contact Pad provides compression and a shim between case metal and weight metal to dampen said unpleasant noise, thereby improving overall acoustics of the board.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Clyde1 on Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:14:38
The Nk page was saying GB completed. I hope extras are coming soon
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: keyit on Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:24:11
Literally 5 posts up they said they have no timeframe
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: grimis on Mon, 10 May 2021, 09:22:56
Just got mine in. Looks beautiful. I'm curious though, someone said on the last page that the last piece NK_ was waiting for was case foam and I don't seem to have any. Just the plate foam for between to plate and PCB. Did anyone else get any?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:08:32
Just got mine in. Looks beautiful. I'm curious though, someone said on the last page that the last piece NK_ was waiting for was case foam and I don't seem to have any. Just the plate foam for between to plate and PCB. Did anyone else get any?

Its not foam, it was the contact pad.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: grimis on Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:24:45
Oh my mistake. Thanks for the clarification.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Auracity on Mon, 10 May 2021, 12:18:23
I get that people are excited about extras, but people really need to be patient. Imo you need to give like a month after sending everything out to be sure there isn't any issues.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: rookybomb on Mon, 10 May 2021, 16:42:27
This board turned out really nice
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: MikeNasty3 on Mon, 10 May 2021, 16:44:40
Got my grey 7V today! It is beautiful!

It was missing the extra PCB I ordered though :(, so I had to put in a ticket on Novelkeys website. It wont prevent me from building this weekend though!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: killuchen on Mon, 10 May 2021, 17:42:33
Received my black 7v today :) can't wait to build it! Black weight + black logo is going to be 🔥
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Thailurr on Mon, 10 May 2021, 17:47:18
I just received mine today! Anyone else having issues with missing diodes on the PCB? I was testing the main PCB and found one that was missing and I couldn’t find any in the bag, and same on my backup PCB. Haven’t seen anyone else post having this problem so hoping it’s just a coincidence for me but wanted to check. Also I have already sent in a support request for it hopefully they come soon. It’s such a beautiful board!
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: stevenjii on Mon, 10 May 2021, 22:44:53
Got mine a few days ago. The packaging wasnít very good. Novelkeys put all the extras into the main 7V box, which doesnít close all the way. It was put into a slightly larger cardboard box with a single layer of bubble wrap. :(

I had an extra pcb and aluminum plate. One of the pcbs is super bowed, not sure if it was because of the packaging. Did anyone else have an issue with packaging?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Wicky on Tue, 11 May 2021, 00:58:43
Got mine a few days ago. The packaging wasnít very good. Novelkeys put all the extras into the main 7V box, which doesnít close all the way. It was put into a slightly larger cardboard box with a single layer of bubble wrap. :(

I had an extra pcb and aluminum plate. One of the pcbs is super bowed, not sure if it was because of the packaging. Did anyone else have an issue with packaging?

Yep that's how mine was packaged. Like they made no room for extras in the 7v box and just stuffed it on top. I also didn't get bubble wrap to stop the 7v box from sliding around, it was just the 7v box in the larger shipped cardboard box. One corner of the top half of the 7v box was basically cut open. Luckily none of the contents were damaged though. Sorry about your pcb, could be annoying if you're trying to build it plateless.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: damsenviet on Tue, 11 May 2021, 01:23:38
I ordered with 2 pcb extras and not enough care was put into the packaging. Box did not close all the way and all 3 pcbs included ended up being bowed. I'll still be building regardless but am definitely a bit miffed.

Durock V2 stabs are wider than standard stabilizers and are a VERY tight fit with the aluminum plate for me like they catch onto the plate and add friction. Am probably gonna run with C3 stabilizers here.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: solomonshv on Tue, 11 May 2021, 05:25:18
I ordered with 2 pcb extras and not enough care was put into the packaging. Box did not close all the way and all 3 pcbs included ended up being bowed. I'll still be building regardless but am definitely a bit miffed.

Durock V2 stabs are wider than standard stabilizers and are a VERY tight fit with the aluminum plate for me like they catch onto the plate and add friction. Am probably gonna run with C3 stabilizers here.

same problem. all the extra PCBs and plates were stuffed into one of the two 7V boxes that clearly did not have enough space for them. to add insult to injury, the shipping box was too small and did not actually close. spent $1100 on this GB and waited over a year just to get bent parts. all they had to do was ask for a few more dollars to cover the extra cost of shipping and boxes, i would have paid.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: ossetepo on Tue, 11 May 2021, 09:30:56
I ordered with 2 pcb extras and not enough care was put into the packaging. Box did not close all the way and all 3 pcbs included ended up being bowed. I'll still be building regardless but am definitely a bit miffed.

Durock V2 stabs are wider than standard stabilizers and are a VERY tight fit with the aluminum plate for me like they catch onto the plate and add friction. Am probably gonna run with C3 stabilizers here.

same problem. all the extra PCBs and plates were stuffed into one of the two 7V boxes that clearly did not have enough space for them. to add insult to injury, the shipping box was too small and did not actually close. spent $1100 on this GB and waited over a year just to get bent parts. all they had to do was ask for a few more dollars to cover the extra cost of shipping and boxes, i would have paid.

Same thing here.  I ordered the board, two extra PCBs and one extra plate from NK, and all were stuffed into the 7V box, which wasn't even close to being closed.  To make things worse, the 7V box was free-floating inside the shipping box.  Since the daughterboard was packed in the ESD bag with the PCB, now all of the PCBs are bowed around the location of the daughterboard, which is where the pressure from the box was being placed on them.  I don't see any missing diodes or other damage through the ESD bags, but I will be testing the PCBs tonight.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: mgsickler on Tue, 11 May 2021, 09:41:41
Just as a heads up, a majority of the boxes that we received were damaged upon arrival. Ends split, or crinkled is how they arrived to us. We dont have any extra boxes, and cant replace them. The boxes, though, should not damage any of the actual boards.

Regarding PCBs having warp, this is actually very normal and should not impact the PCBs functionality. Please make sure to check them before soldering.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: singabore on Tue, 11 May 2021, 09:57:43
packaging kind of sucks. no cap
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: thanatic on Wed, 12 May 2021, 04:14:46
Having issue with JST cable being too short. It will pop out of the socket when trying to fit/aligning PCB to the case.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Wed, 12 May 2021, 12:01:40
Having issue with JST cable being too short. It will pop out of the socket when trying to fit/aligning PCB to the case.

Same. Open a support ticket. NK is ordering replacement cables.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: vi0till on Wed, 12 May 2021, 13:00:41
Sadly, orders from deskeys are yet to receive any tracking no.


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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: hkhawk on Wed, 12 May 2021, 19:25:43
It seems like USPS lost my 7v on Friday, no scans since then (when it was already in my city). I hope it shows up soon.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: solomonshv on Thu, 13 May 2021, 02:53:55
:)
       
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: vi0till on Thu, 13 May 2021, 02:55:45
:)
     
are you using the 6u wire in the box? Not so often to see 6u build.


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Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: solomonshv on Thu, 13 May 2021, 03:02:48
:)
     
are you using the 6u wire in the box? Not so often to see 6u build.


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this is 6.25U. look closer, the left alt is a 1.25U key. i ran this layout by gok himself. this was his response:
(https://i.imgur.com/n3AET2D.jpg)

6U is just too small of a space bar for me. i wish 7U was an option.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Miyano on Thu, 13 May 2021, 15:34:16
Received my blue 7V today. No external damage on the outside box, perfectly sealed. 7V box was mint, no bumps, nothing. Board looks gorgeous, no scratches inside or out. Tested both pcbs, there is some warping but everything works fine. This is my first keyboard group buy and I'm really happy to finally getting one. Worth the wait! Too bad the keyset I intended to use with it (Kat Atlantis) wont ship anytime soon...

Since this is my first soldered board, I pulled out the Practice 65 I bought months ago and soldered all switches without any problems. I intend to build the 7V this weekend. Hopefully it'll go as well.

Thanks to NovelKeys, Gok and Wilba for this wonderful keyboard.

PS: This thing is heavy as hell!

Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: dak148 on Fri, 14 May 2021, 08:33:00
Got my white board from NovelKeys, no issues. Thanks to Mike for being so transparent with communication the entire year up to shipping and to Gok for designing such a great board. The entire experience is really well done from the packaging to the little design details.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Fri, 14 May 2021, 15:30:24
There are always issues but this is one of the smoothest GB's I've been through.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: belerian on Tue, 18 May 2021, 23:24:44
Does anyone have any pointers on some of the things that one should check to find defects? I have no plans to build in this case for several months. I've already checked that the PCB/Daughterboard are working as well as looked for issues on the exterior of the case.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Ustinj on Wed, 19 May 2021, 01:22:04
I love this keyboard in feel,aesthetics, and sound. But I've had a few surprising moments with this sharp edge while picking up the board, especially on a 3kg banger. It seems this same weight design is going to carry over to the Type K as well. Possibly just me that feels cautious about handling!

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

 
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: KZzzz on Thu, 20 May 2021, 18:38:18
I love this keyboard in feel,aesthetics, and sound. But I've had a few surprising moments with this sharp edge while picking up the board, especially on a 3kg banger. It seems this same weight design is going to carry over to the Type K as well. Possibly just me that feels cautious about handling!

Well this board is a killer indeed ;)

Jokes aside, the weight can be super sharp, so be very careful with it.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: urbanphoenix on Fri, 21 May 2021, 04:31:45
Got my grey 7v, looks absolutely amazing, but there is a small nick on the bottom side. It is barely noticeable but I'm wondering if I care enough to open a support ticket.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: noorejji on Fri, 21 May 2021, 05:54:58
Got my grey 7v, looks absolutely amazing, but there is a small nick on the bottom side. It is barely noticeable but I'm wondering if I care enough to open a support ticket.
lol no
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: FoxFire007 on Fri, 21 May 2021, 16:46:02
Anyone know if vendors have sold the extras yet?

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Title: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: jb98 on Sat, 22 May 2021, 02:14:58
Got my 7V built, looks and sounds great. HOWEVER, I cannot believe out of every thread/post Iíve read that nobody else had the same QC issue as me. On the weight, the screw holes to hold the USB C connector in place has 1 hole that isnít tapped, and one thatís too big. Meaning 2/4 screws arenít in place properly and my USB C connector is loose as heck.

Have contacted MyKeyb but donít know if they have any weights left. Quite disappointedÖ

Edit: my box was also damaged
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DannyDP on Sat, 22 May 2021, 11:42:45
Got my 7V built, looks and sounds great. HOWEVER, I cannot believe out of every thread/post Iíve read that nobody else had the same QC issue as me. On the weight, the screw holes to hold the USB C connector in place has 1 hole that isnít tapped, and one thatís too big. Meaning 2/4 screws arenít in place properly and my USB C connector is loose as heck.

Have contacted MyKeyb but donít know if they have any weights left. Quite disappointedÖ

Edit: my box was also damaged

I have 2 weights and both are perfect. I have a PCB that was made incorrectly (the side breakoff tabs are actually connected to the PCB) but I can still technically use it if I modify it which should be easy. Novelkeys sent me a replacement anyways (THANK YOU). Ive heard of some PCBs being made incorrect but have never heard on discord of the weights not being tapped correctly. So Its probably super rare and you just got unlucky. Hopefully you can get a replacement.

The shipping could have been slightly better. While the actual 7V box is amazing and super luxurious, it was shipped inside a bigger box with no foam or bubble wrap. So the 7V box with heavy ass parts was just bouncing around in the shipping box getting damaged. My 7V box was slightly damaged at the corners but everything inside was perfectly fine.

Overall a smooth and satisfactory experience on my end. Loving the 7V.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DannyDP on Sat, 22 May 2021, 11:49:03
Anyone know if vendors have sold the extras yet?

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I think vendors are still dealing with 7V GB orders like replacing faulty parts or incorrect orders. Once they fix all of that then the extras should be announced.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: steveshing on Sat, 22 May 2021, 13:31:40
my box was damaged too, so many scratch on the box.
i saw so many unboxing video on youtube and they all have a perfect box x) why me lol
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Jsdfbn on Mon, 24 May 2021, 02:17:00
question about the build in general, are we supposed to use the pads on top/bottom or only one side? I only have it on the top side right now but the board sounds a bit metallic when typing, don't know how to lessen that
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: gok_nz on Mon, 24 May 2021, 05:39:35
question about the build in general, are we supposed to use the pads on top/bottom or only one side? I only have it on the top side right now but the board sounds a bit metallic when typing, don't know how to lessen that
Top only. What switches are you using?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 24 May 2021, 11:34:26
question about the build in general, are we supposed to use the pads on top/bottom or only one side? I only have it on the top side right now but the board sounds a bit metallic when typing, don't know how to lessen that

There is a detailed build guide showing where to put the pads.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hjFq1sxXUB8NZ67fO5Mq6zS7G91EDD3o/view
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Jsdfbn on Mon, 24 May 2021, 15:26:55
question about the build in general, are we supposed to use the pads on top/bottom or only one side? I only have it on the top side right now but the board sounds a bit metallic when typing, don't know how to lessen that
Top only. What switches are you using?

8008 inks (essentially just recolored gat v2 inks) - springs were bag lubed with 105g0 and everything else with 205g0
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: gok_nz on Mon, 24 May 2021, 15:47:10
question about the build in general, are we supposed to use the pads on top/bottom or only one side? I only have it on the top side right now but the board sounds a bit metallic when typing, don't know how to lessen that
Top only. What switches are you using?

8008 inks (essentially just recolored gat v2 inks) - springs were bag lubed with 105g0 and everything else with 205g0
My first thought that it could have been spring ping but you have already lubed them.
Have you tried other switches? We had a meetup in NZ over the weekend with multiple 7Vs using different setups but I didn't encounter any with a metallic sound so I'm not sure what the issue would be.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: gordonderp on Mon, 24 May 2021, 18:37:37
question about the build in general, are we supposed to use the pads on top/bottom or only one side? I only have it on the top side right now but the board sounds a bit metallic when typing, don't know how to lessen that
Top only. What switches are you using?

8008 inks (essentially just recolored gat v2 inks) - springs were bag lubed with 105g0 and everything else with 205g0

Did you put foam underneath the pcb? I'm running a plateless build and when I put an anti slip mat underneath I had a lot of pinging noise.

I think you can also get this problem if you're cable isn't seated properly in the recess making the pcb sit higher than it should be
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Jsdfbn on Mon, 24 May 2021, 19:23:28
question about the build in general, are we supposed to use the pads on top/bottom or only one side? I only have it on the top side right now but the board sounds a bit metallic when typing, don't know how to lessen that
Top only. What switches are you using?

8008 inks (essentially just recolored gat v2 inks) - springs were bag lubed with 105g0 and everything else with 205g0
My first thought that it could have been spring ping but you have already lubed them.
Have you tried other switches? We had a meetup in NZ over the weekend with multiple 7Vs using different setups but I didn't encounter any with a metallic sound so I'm not sure what the issue would be.

It's really only noticeable in a quiet environment. So most of the time I don't hear it cause of fans or music in the background, but if I'm typing something in a silent room I can hear it a little. I haven't tried other switches.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: godofdeath on Wed, 26 May 2021, 21:02:58
So anyone making brass plates?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Lufenia on Thu, 27 May 2021, 02:20:24
question about the build in general, are we supposed to use the pads on top/bottom or only one side? I only have it on the top side right now but the board sounds a bit metallic when typing, don't know how to lessen that
Top only. What switches are you using?

8008 inks (essentially just recolored gat v2 inks) - springs were bag lubed with 105g0 and everything else with 205g0
My first thought that it could have been spring ping but you have already lubed them.
Have you tried other switches? We had a meetup in NZ over the weekend with multiple 7Vs using different setups but I didn't encounter any with a metallic sound so I'm not sure what the issue would be.

It's really only noticeable in a quiet environment. So most of the time I don't hear it cause of fans or music in the background, but if I'm typing something in a silent room I can hear it a little. I haven't tried other switches.

I had a similar issue but I figured out what was causing it. 
The PCB leaf springs weren't seated flush with the case because the daugtherboard cable wasn't sitting completely within the groove.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Chadtucket on Mon, 31 May 2021, 18:20:38
Do people think extras are going to be scheduled before the GB for the Monokei x TGR Tomo will be over? I can't decide if I want to try for extras or join the GB for the Tomo...
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 31 May 2021, 18:24:05
Do people think extras are going to be scheduled before the GB for the Monokei x TGR Tomo will be over? I can't decide if I want to try for extras or join the GB for the Tomo...

Zero people here know. Mike @ NK probably doesn't even know yet.

That said, demand will be crazy. If you get the warning that Tomo is going to hit human limit, I would pull the trigger.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: noorejji on Mon, 31 May 2021, 18:26:15
Donít bank on getting an extra is all I can say.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Chadtucket on Tue, 01 June 2021, 08:58:33
Do people think extras are going to be scheduled before the GB for the Monokei x TGR Tomo will be over? I can't decide if I want to try for extras or join the GB for the Tomo...

Zero people here know. Mike @ NK probably doesn't even know yet.

That said, demand will be crazy. If you get the warning that Tomo is going to hit human limit, I would pull the trigger.

I figured it would be worth throwing it out there haha and yeah I know chances are super low I would even be able to get ahold of an extra but I personally like the design of the 7V more than the Tomo, so its at least worth a try.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: killuchen on Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:18:01
Would you guys recommend using the plate foam for an alu plate + marshmallow build?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: noorejji on Wed, 02 June 2021, 15:03:37
Would you guys recommend using the plate foam for an alu plate + marshmallow build?
Donít see why not since you wonít be sacrificing any flex as you might with a pc plate. If youíre using marshmallows Iím guessing you wouldnít mind possibly getting a slightly more muted/thocky sound.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: kotarohanzo on Fri, 04 June 2021, 22:34:34
most beautiful keyboard released recently.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Supra on Sat, 05 June 2021, 14:42:14
As someone who just got into this hobby, my only chance now is at an extra.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Sat, 05 June 2021, 15:08:04
As someone who just got into this hobby, my only chance now is at an extra.

If you like the layout, you may want to consider Monokei x TGR Tomo which is currently running.

https://monokei.co/blogs/news/monokei-x-friends-tomo
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Supra on Sat, 05 June 2021, 16:18:30
As someone who just got into this hobby, my only chance now is at an extra.

If you like the layout, you may want to consider Monokei x TGR Tomo which is currently running.

https://monokei.co/blogs/news/monokei-x-friends-tomo
Thanks. I may consider it, I can't explain it but there's just something about the 7v I like.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: lush_bunny on Sat, 05 June 2021, 17:00:13
As someone who just got into this hobby, my only chance now is at an extra.

If you like the layout, you may want to consider Monokei x TGR Tomo which is currently running.

https://monokei.co/blogs/news/monokei-x-friends-tomo
Thanks. I may consider it, I can't explain it but there's just something about the 7v I like.

Both boards are pretty premium, but I think it's the exploded layout. It's just chef's kiss.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: killuchen on Mon, 07 June 2021, 08:58:07
Here's my build :)

Black 7V with black logo + black weight.
Alu plate

marshmallow switches lubed and filmed

Equalz pink stabs with rose gold wires

GMK Olivia Light Base with pink space bar.

Has anyone tried removing starches from their weight? I accidentally wiped the weight with the same micro fiber cloth i used to remove the leftover machining material from the inside :( ( Scratches are on my SS weight not the black).


Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 07 June 2021, 11:21:17
Here's my build :)

Black 7V with black logo + black weight.
Alu plate

marshmallow switches lubed and filmed

Equalz pink stabs with rose gold wires

GMK Olivia Light Base with pink space bar.

Has anyone tried removing starches from their weight? I accidentally wiped the weight with the same micro fiber cloth i used to remove the leftover machining material from the inside :( ( Scratches are on my SS weight not the black).

In theory you should be able to polish SS to remove small scratches.

Maybe practice on some silverware before trying on the weight.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: epshtielsl on Thu, 10 June 2021, 08:34:09
Snagged an extra this morning.  Super excited for my first premium keyboard!  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: NOLA on Thu, 10 June 2021, 11:40:48
Snagged an extra this morning.  Super excited for my first premium keyboard!  ;D


Congrats. They were gone in 3 seconds.  :))
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: Buraiha on Fri, 11 June 2021, 04:44:29
Anyone know if there will be a round 2 for the 7v?
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (SHIPPED TO REGIONAL VENDORS)
Post by: itsmartin on Fri, 11 June 2021, 07:22:09
There has been no solid commitment either way, though gok did say he wanted to focus on his other projects first - Type K and Venn are in IC at the moment for example.
Title: Re: [GB] 7V - 75% Keyboard by gok (COMPLETED)
Post by: Evo_Spec on Fri, 18 June 2021, 00:16:04
Where my 6U gang at? One of the huge reasons I bought this board actually.

(https://imgur.com/j1jntLW.jpg)

freaking beautiful board. I'm super happy with how this one turned out and the customer service from Novelkeys was amazing!
Heavily debating Type-K XD