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[GB] Vertigo - Machining Complete, Anodizing Soon!
« on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 09:03:55 »
Latest Update

Update 5/2

Quick update! Boards are slowly wrapping up anodizing, and we expect that to be fully complete by the next update! This was slightly delayed due to us going through a few rounds of color matching and tuning the grain of the anode, but everything is now approved. We're still on track for our original delivery estimate.

For SE buyers - brass pieces are now in PVD!

Thanks everyone!

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the group buy for Vertigo, our latest project!



Vertigo is a seamless, screwless, gasket-mounted 65% with symmetrical bottom row blockers.



There will be two editions offered for this board, the standard edition and a special edition.



The layouts offered are as shown (please note that only ANSI plates will be offered at GB, with ISO plate files being available on our website).



Standard Edition Features:
   -Byzantine Purple or Charcoal Grey aluminum shell piece (see renders for more info on colors)
   -E-white aluminum base piece
   -E-white aluminum full plate
   -Custom ek65 PCB (QMK/VIA compatible) with daughterboard
   -Custom hard carrying case
   -Custom injection-molded rubber bumpons
   -Price: $540

Special Edition Features
   -E-white aluminum shell piece
   -Brass PVD Rose Gold Base
   -Aluminum full plate
   -Custom ek65 PCB (QMK/VIA compatible) with daughterboard
   -Custom hard carrying case
   -Custom injection-molded rubber bumpons
   -Price: $845

Group Buy Information:
Group buy will happen through our custom developed raffle system!
Please note you need to be a member of our Discord server to participate in this raffle.
There are 120 units of standard edition, and 15 units of special edition available to the public.
The raffle for special edition is open Wednesday, 12/16 from 9AM to 9PM EST.
The raffle for standard edition is open Saturday, 12/19 from 9AM to 9PM EST.
Invoices will be sent within 24 hours of the raffle closing.
Orders will be shipped late summer 2021.

Smooth Curves



Vertigo features smooth curves all around. All four of its sides are sculpted upwards, giving it a thin upper bezel, but also leaving enough room on the inside for its complex internals.
The back piece of Vertigo is an elegant curve that loops around the sides of the board, in a singular flush motion. 



Screwless Bottom



From a designers’ perspective, the screwless bottom on Vertigo is arguably the most exciting part of this board. The PCB and plate are designed to allow for the screws to slot in through the plate.
The screw itself is split resting between the two different halves of the cases, which not only allows an even weight distribution, but makes this whole system possible by not interfering with the switches.



Please join our Discord server for the quickest updates, and to further discuss this board. Note that you will need to join the Discord server to be eligible for the sale!





Lulzthax will be building the Vertigo prototype this Wednesday at 6:30PM PST!

To see the full prototype album, click this link.



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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Special Edition Raffle Wednesday!
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 09:04:05 »
Reserved for updates

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Special Edition Raffle Wednesday!
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 10:29:40 »
Yes please <3

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Special Edition Raffle Wednesday!
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 11:53:42 »
It's beautiful

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Special Edition Raffle Wednesday!
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 07:53:36 »
good!

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Special Edition Raffle Wednesday!
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 11:58:27 »
Hope to win the raffle once

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Standard Edition Raffle Saturday!
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 20:47:24 »
Special edition raffle closed, invoices going out tomorrow morning! Will update this thread again once invoices are out!

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Standard Edition Raffle Saturday!
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 21:10:43 »
it's cool ,I LOVE IT

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Standard Edition Raffle Saturday!
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 22:50:21 »
Sorry for the delayed update - special edition invoices are all out.

The standard edition raffle opens tomorrow, hope to see you all there! Same entry time, from 9AM to 9PM EST! Good luck  :p

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Standard Edition Raffle Saturday!
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 11:16:46 »
wow is this board made from Mythril? why is it so expensive?
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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Raffles Complete
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 15:06:14 »
All invoices for the standard edition are now out! Thank you all for participating!

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Standard Edition Raffle Saturday!
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 17:07:31 »
wow is this board made from Mythril? why is it so expensive?

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Standard Edition Raffle Saturday!
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 23 December 2020, 09:12:06 »
How much about that?

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Standard Edition Raffle Saturday!
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 03:31:51 »
Any slots open up, would love to know

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Production Imminent!
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 09:48:42 »
Hi all, want to provide a small update - we've gathered all of our final orders, and are placing orders now! Thank you all for helping us fill all of the slots.

We will be providing updates here and on our Discord server. The next update will be on Saturday, 1/23, and updates will be biweekly following that day.

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Production Imminent!
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 19 January 2021, 01:17:19 »
Good guy enigma <3

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Production Imminent!
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 09:14:27 »
Update 1/25

Hey everyone! Time for the first official update!

All manufacturer invoices have been paid as of last night, and materials will be ordered ASAP! We expect machining to begin after the Chinese New Year. We are still on track for a summer delivery date!

Also! For all special edition buyers, we will be changing the silkscreened logo to an enamel infill, for increased durability! See the image for an example.



Thanks, everyone!

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Production Imminent!
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 06 February 2021, 21:09:29 »
Update 2/6

Time for another update! Final fixtures are being finished up, and we are still expecting for machining to begin after Chinese New Year. We are still running as scheduled!

See you all in two weeks, and stay safe!

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Production Underway!
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 15:20:53 »
Update 2/21

Hi everyone, sorry for the delayed update. The CNY holiday just ended at our factory, and machining should be underway this week! Thanks everyone!


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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Production Underway!
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 21:33:32 »
Update 3/6

First update of the month! Machining is now well underway! The factory is making good progress, and at this rate, we can ideally wrap up machining by the end of the month. Cheers!

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Production Underway!
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 21 March 2021, 15:52:46 »
Update 3/21

Machining is coming along nicely, and we expect it to have completed by the next update! Until then!  ;)

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Production Underway!
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 09:08:08 »
Update 4/3

Machining is now complete! The machined parts are currently being polished to get rid of any erroneous machining marks, and they will be prepped for anodizing! We will be having a couple of anodizing samples made for us to approve before sending the entire batch of boards in, and we'll update you guys once we make that decision!

Take care everyone!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Production Underway!
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 18 April 2021, 14:47:39 »
Update 4/18

Time for another update!

We haven't cleared all of the anodizing samples just yet, but we expect those to be ready this week. We had some preliminary pictures of the samples posted in our Discord server so if you're interested, take a look. We'll likely have entered the anodizing stage by the next update!

Quick update for SE buyers - e-white tops have been coated, and brass pieces are being prepared for the PVD coating!

Thanks everyone!

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Re: [GB] Vertigo - Anodizing!
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 11:02:38 »
Update 5/2

Quick update! Boards are slowly wrapping up anodizing, and we expect that to be fully complete by the next update! This was slightly delayed due to us going through a few rounds of color matching and tuning the grain of the anode, but everything is now approved. We're still on track for our original delivery estimate.

For SE buyers - brass pieces are now in PVD!

Thanks everyone!