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Offline zF_ScrambledEggz

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 10:41:25 »
 :thumb: Got some amazing news for you!

We just received the sample from ALF and man thats a beautiful board! The board looks sleek in real life despite the thicc top bezel :) will have some photos up soon!

Also, ALF will be offering 2 options for the top piece: One will have 3 indicator lights as shown in the pictures and one will have the Renova Logo engrave.  ;)

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« Reply #51 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 10:45:06 »
:thumb: Got some amazing news for you!

We just received the sample from ALF and man thats a beautiful board! The board looks sleek in real life despite the thicc top bezel :) will have some photos up soon!

Also, ALF will be offering 2 options for the top piece: One will have 3 indicator lights as shown in the pictures and one will have the Renova Logo engrave.  ;)
Awesome, thanks for being flexible on top piece design. Definitely in for 1 with indicator lights :thumb:

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« Reply #52 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 10:57:18 »
:thumb: Got some amazing news for you!

We just received the sample from ALF and man thats a beautiful board! The board looks sleek in real life despite the thicc top bezel :) will have some photos up soon!

Also, ALF will be offering 2 options for the top piece: One will have 3 indicator lights as shown in the pictures and one will have the Renova Logo engrave.  ;)

So good to hear! One with indicator lights for me please! Can't wait to see pictures

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 11:33:00 »
Any chance we can order multiple inserts to change up the accent color?

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« Reply #54 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 15:14:36 »
Definitely interested. Love the k-miniesque layout, but the two-tone frame definitely gives this board its own uniqueness.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 17:17:59 »
:thumb: Got some amazing news for you!

We just received the sample from ALF and man thats a beautiful board! The board looks sleek in real life despite the thicc top bezel :) will have some photos up soon!

Also, ALF will be offering 2 options for the top piece: One will have 3 indicator lights as shown in the pictures and one will have the Renova Logo engrave.  ;)

This seals the deal for me. When you take pics of the sample try to get one of what the weight looks like from the bottom pls :)
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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 17:54:45 »
:thumb: Got some amazing news for you!

We just received the sample from ALF and man thats a beautiful board! The board looks sleek in real life despite the thicc top bezel :) will have some photos up soon!

Also, ALF will be offering 2 options for the top piece: One will have 3 indicator lights as shown in the pictures and one will have the Renova Logo engrave.  ;)

Looking forward to seeing the prototype photographs!  Great news about the 3-indicator light option being included.
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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 22:50:13 »
Any idea if this is a limited GB (lottery for spots), or open FCFS. Wondering whether to keep my hopes up or not - never been favored by the RNG god =p

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #58 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 23:09:23 »
Any idea if this is a limited GB (lottery for spots), or open FCFS. Wondering whether to keep my hopes up or not - never been favored by the RNG god =p

Previous Alf runs through zFrontier haven't had a limit.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 20:31:23 »
Very interested. Hopefully, we can stay below $300 including shipping.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 22:53:45 »
Love the retro chunkiness. Iím totally in if the price is reasonable.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 23:13:10 »
Layout looks awesome as does the two piece top. The edges look a little sharp though.

I am interested in this even though I don't want to spend any more money on keyboards. Eager to see what pricing will be.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 15:20:10 »
Saw this teased a while ago. I'm 100% in, that white (microarc?) and purple is perfection. I love the retro style
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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 13 April 2018, 01:37:24 »
OMG this looks sooooop COOL!

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« Reply #64 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 04:29:28 »
noice

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« Reply #65 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 01:35:44 »
GB live on the Chinese site, any updates?

https://www.zfrontier.com/m/3596

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« Reply #66 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 04:45:06 »
GB live on the Chinese site, any updates?

https://www.zfrontier.com/m/3596

Translated that page and it's saying it's Bluetooth, which wasn't mentioned on the original post, hmm..

Also says that it's limited to 40 sets - 10 of each colour - that must refer to the Bluetooth-specific version, surely?

I hope that's the case anyway cause I really want one, and ALF X2 was ran on the English site like a regular GB
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« Reply #67 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 04:47:29 »
GB live on the Chinese site, any updates?

https://www.zfrontier.com/m/3596

Translated that page and it's saying it's Bluetooth, which wasn't mentioned on the original post, hmm..

Also says that it's limited to 40 sets - 10 of each colour - that must refer to the Bluetooth-specific version, surely?

I hope that's the case anyway cause I really want one, and ALF X2 was ran on the English site like a regular GB
Yeah the limited to 10 per colour is a bummer if true, don't much care for bluetooth.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 10:48:42 »
zF,

Any update on this groupbuy, relative to the new info on the China availability? Really looking forward to this design, any info would be really appreciated.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 11:03:02 »
GB live on the Chinese site, any updates?

https://www.zfrontier.com/m/3596

Translated that page and it's saying it's Bluetooth, which wasn't mentioned on the original post, hmm..

Also says that it's limited to 40 sets - 10 of each colour - that must refer to the Bluetooth-specific version, surely?

I hope that's the case anyway cause I really want one, and ALF X2 was ran on the English site like a regular GB
Yeah the limited to 10 per colour is a bummer if true, don't much care for bluetooth.

Also looks like its going to cost around 440 USD. Going to be way out of budget if the price is kept

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 11:24:26 »
GB live on the Chinese site, any updates?

https://www.zfrontier.com/m/3596

Translated that page and it's saying it's Bluetooth, which wasn't mentioned on the original post, hmm..

Also says that it's limited to 40 sets - 10 of each colour - that must refer to the Bluetooth-specific version, surely?

I hope that's the case anyway cause I really want one, and ALF X2 was ran on the English site like a regular GB
Yeah the limited to 10 per colour is a bummer if true, don't much care for bluetooth.

Also looks like its going to cost around 440 USD. Going to be way out of budget if the price is kept
If that's the case, regarding the pricing, then that's unfortunate. The X2 was very competitively priced and I was hoping this would be the same too.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 12:45:09 »
Yeah quite expensive.  Could be because of the low number of units (only 40 total), but still could be lower.  I was hoping for under $300, then I would definitely join for white/purple version.
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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 13:18:24 »
Its closer to $500 (converted from RMB) if you select the weight option.

Might be a pass for me as well. Such a shame. Rama m60 is $360 base option. Puts things into perspective.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 16:03:39 »
Its closer to $500 (converted from RMB) if you select the weight option.

Might be a pass for me as well. Such a shame. Rama m60 is $360 base option. Puts things into perspective.
Agree with this. It sucks because the white/purple looks really good with Hyperfuse. Between this and Rama m60, gonna go for the latter.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #74 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 01:19:57 »
zF,

Any update on this groupbuy, relative to the new info on the China availability? Really looking forward to this design, any info would be really appreciated.

Would like to get an update too, sitting here constantly F5-ing zfrontier haha
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[IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 10:25:08 »
Damn... close to $500? Definitely out of my range, sucks, I had a good build planned with it.

alice killed my budget tho, iíll be in if itís $300




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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #76 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 01:25:31 »
Looks like the kits on the chinese zfrontier have sold out, any idea when it's gonna run on the international site?
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« Reply #77 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 02:57:36 »
Wonder why that was limited to 40, rather odd quqntity.

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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #78 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 08:31:29 »
im all bout this. bluetooth-dont care; light indicators-dope; top bezel-no preference bc they both look noice!


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Re: [IC] Retro + Innovation = ALF X3 Renova
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 25 April 2018, 08:44:58 »
 :thumb:

Hello fellas!

Some more specs are up for you guys:

Yes, this board will support bluetooth, the chip will be MDBT40, powered by a lithium battery

Multiple backlight effects

Side weights will be mirror finish brass, the bottom insert will be default aluminum, upgradable to brass

finalizing the sample and testing on the PCB, will be there soon ;)