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Offline PleaseBeMyFriend

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[IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 15:36:28 »
Hello! Good Evening :^)

What everyone wants after a hot AfterNoon is a relaxing and balanced Evening:

271899-0



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Design:
65% symmetrical blocker with left-side rotary encoder and macro column and off-set right cluster for a balanced feel
Stainless Steel PVD ZTBoards Knob and Blocker
Waterfall design on top bezel

Specs:
6 deg typing angle
Full or half FR4 Plate w/ Brass or PC add-on
Flex cut plate tabs
ZT x AE Isolation Gaskets with Squish Mounting Mechanism and alignment tabs
SS Mirror PVD bottom unless price is prohibitive - bottoms will be alu with a SS plate/weight

PCB:
VIAL and QMK compatible
Designed with Unified C3 daughterboard
Hotswap and Solder PCB - flex cuts only for solder PCB

Colors:
4 color options (TBD)



Pretty renders.
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More renders:
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Leaf Spring plate render.
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Pricing:

MOQ 150 units worldwide, 200 units MAX

Price: TBD
Looking to keep it around $650 for full SS bottom (less for alu+SS weight bottom if full SS bottom is not possible)

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Updates
Design
3D printed prototype completed to test fitment
Pre-production prototypes ordered in each colorway

Timeline
Pending prototype fitment - run may possibly start sometime late Aug-September.

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« Last Edit: Tue, 06 July 2021, 17:11:11 by PleaseBeMyFriend »

Offline bowen

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 16:04:13 »
digging the ios settings toggles in the top right, gj

Offline bthezebra

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 16:04:33 »
Ready? Yes I am

Offline Goguma

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 16:13:03 »
I wish this had one more knob

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 16:17:10 »
I wish this had one more knob
Why?

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Offline Adelscott

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 16:26:34 »
I wish this had one more knob
Why?

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Nostalgy maybe


Offline Alvin12356lol

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 18:08:15 »
Hot

Offline Tree_

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 18:13:04 »
The KLE for the layout shows Esc in the knob position - Can a key be placed there instead of the knob?

Offline EnlargedCrouton

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 18:30:06 »
interesting...

Offline ZavaZ86

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 23:31:06 »
ISO option ty

Offline rpiguy9907

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 07 July 2021, 07:52:03 »
Weird, this is so close to symmetrical but not actually symmetrical, which hurts my eyes.

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 07 July 2021, 08:06:30 »
Weird, this is so close to symmetrical but not actually symmetrical, which hurts my eyes.
I personally like how it's not symmetrical. I would remove the right function column and separate the arrow cluster. Maybe at most an F13.

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Offline Diggidy

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 07 July 2021, 10:11:49 »
At first glance it is a little different; however, I love the left hand knob, and the few left-row function keys (don't need 13 of them, but a couple are nice). Aesthetically I think a pen rail would be better, but this is clearly the design you've chosen and I don't think it's bad.

It would be nice to see the plate/leaf spring implementation a little more. I am also curious to hear the sound of an all-SS bottom.

Offline jaron

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 08 July 2021, 03:02:32 »
I've been obsessed with getting a 65% layout that's actually symmetrical, so I like the idea. I just personally feel like if a board is just trying to go symmetrical, I'd prefer it to be as close to perfectly symmetrical and clean as possible. For me, I don't like knobs, logo/symbol type badge things, the thick top bezel, and the not quite symmetry. However, I think this is a good idea that plenty of people that aren't me will love. Hopefully we'll be able to see more symmetrical designs in the future.

Offline RoyalOak88

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 08 July 2021, 04:39:58 »
Beautiful board! Now just give us an ISO option  ;D

Offline EdgeOfInfinity

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 22 July 2021, 01:18:12 »
the bottom-left key kinda irks me

Offline udller

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 22 July 2021, 01:34:34 »
i quite like this, just wish the knob could be an extra key. also wish the extra macro keys were in line with the rest.

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 22 July 2021, 13:47:21 »
I think it would look better if you nixed the macro column and the off right cluster, so it's just a wkl 60%, but with those big side bezels.

Offline LeoZ

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Re: [IC] ZT x AE Evening - a 65%+ keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 22 July 2021, 16:01:04 »
the indent on the top could be turned into some rgb monstrosity :)