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[IC]Violetta ≥70%
« on: Sat, 04 March 2023, 14:00:53 »

This is SoSo – it’s been a while!
When I first designed this board, I only wanted to create a model to render keycaps on. What I did not expect, when I published the renders, was the community’s interest in this board. Thanks to this, and thanks to the support of my Discord and QQ groups, I now decide to turn this into reality.
Without further ado, I introduce my first board – Violetta.
Contact us(Discord server)
Design Philosophy
Violetta’s layout is reached by deducting keys from the typical 80% layout. Compared to conventional FRL 70%s,Violetta specifically splits out row 1, retaining the distinct F-row layout, in order to achieve visual balance.

Violetta is designed with recognizability from all angles in mind. It should be easily distinguishable and recognized, even from side view.

The board employs a symmetrical cable design, so that users can assemble the board according to their own preference. In order to provide room for the complex weight design, the USB-C port is placed at the side of the board.

Violetta’s front decorative strip, which includes an LED strip, incorporates the same design expression as its side.

Keyboard Specifications
Layout: ≥70%
Mount: Top
Angle:
Front height: 19mm
Material: 6063 aluminum, Stainless steel
Finish: Anodized aluminum/e-coating/PVD
Manufactured by SOUTH CHINA HONGTU
PCB designed by Tab.co

Violetta employs the classic top mount style in order to achieve a crisp typing experience.
Layout
Violetta comes in 3 different layouts – WK, WKL and HHKB. Solder PCB will also support ISO layouts and split right shift key.


Same as typical HHKBs, R2 backspace is supported. Depending on the user’s preference, F-row may be used to house either the F-keys or the number keys.

Color
Milk

Violet

Metal with PBTfans Lucy

Knight

The following colour schemes exist in render only, and are purely for your reference
Starry – NFS

Macflurry - NFS with DMK NO REDRAWCAD by INKY Studio

EVA-01 - NFS with GMK Mecha-01

Rim - NFS with PBTfans Rim

Shirasagi - NFS with WS Shirasagi
Wuque Studio Shirasagi is coming soon.

Price
Starting from USD 349, depending on surface treatment and material of the weight.

Disclaimer
Renders may differ from the actual product – in case of discrepancy, please refer to the actual product.
Available colours in this post may differ from the actual GB. Please refer to the GB post (when published) for the final available colours.
*Renders of white Violetta in this IC post are renders of spray paint white. Renders of e-coated white Violetta will be updated later.
Contact Us
NextDoorLab Discord server:https://discord.gg/cFXNcGUbcf
Vendors
Europe https://www.eloquentclicks.com/
Vietnam https://thekeebs.store/
Singapore https://mecha.store/
USA https://loobedswitches.com/
Australia and New Zealand http://allcaps.store/
Thai https://shop.line.me/@059zyabq
South America https://latamkeys.com/
Acknowledgment
translated by keepo
« Last Edit: Sat, 06 May 2023, 11:08:41 by sososoya »
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Offline sososoya

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 04 March 2023, 14:01:45 »
For updating
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 04 March 2023, 14:06:07 »
Protos?

Offline sososoya

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 04 March 2023, 14:13:02 »
Protos?
Samples will be produced within two months. :)
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Offline hyperfix8

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 04 March 2023, 14:36:13 »
Very interesting layout, and I love the aesthetic. Can't wait to hear a proto sound test, GLIC!

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 00:18:50 »
wdym EVA-01 won't be a real colourway??

Offline sososoya

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 00:37:31 »
Very interesting layout, and I love the aesthetic. Can't wait to hear a proto sound test, GLIC!
It won't be long!
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 02:59:28 »
matrix 2.0add+gok venn+neson 700e,is sososoya a different name of kalam?

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 05:05:46 »
matrix 2.0add+gok venn+neson 700e,is sososoya a different name of kalam?
I'm very sorry for what happened to you.
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 05:21:51 »
matrix 2.0add+gok venn+neson 700e,is sososoya a different name of kalam?
What type of drug did you use before writing this?

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 05:45:29 »
matrix 2.0add+gok venn+neson 700e,is sososoya a different name of kalam?
What type of drug did you use before writing this?

Perhaps it's the kind of drug that will make you wake up and stop denying reality, as anyone who has taken it can see the iconic side trim strips (matrix), variable type-C on both sides (still matrix), rectangular weight with an outer frame (venn). The resemblance of each individual element is not a problem, but the combination of so many "coincidences" is very suspicious.

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 05:47:20 »
matrix 2.0add+gok venn+neson 700e,is sososoya a different name of kalam?
I'm very sorry for what happened to you.

no need to feel sorry to me, KALAM:)

Offline Gnome

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 06:00:50 »
Hot layout. I think if this was pcb oring mount it would've been an end-game contender for sure, personally.
I would've rather had green and red case color offered over a lot of the current colors but maybe that's just me.
Good luck with IC and with prototyping  :thumb:

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 07:37:59 »
Hot layout. I think if this was pcb oring mount it would've been an end-game contender for sure, personally.
I would've rather had green and red case color offered over a lot of the current colors but maybe that's just me.
Good luck with IC and with prototyping  :thumb:
:DI also like red and green, but I can't offer so many choices at present
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 19:48:41 »
what thickness is the PCB and is there any flexcuts?

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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 22:39:08 »
what thickness is the PCB and is there any flexcuts?
1.2mm, no flexcut
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 06 March 2023, 00:08:11 »
I thought it was a matrix product……  Anyway, it looks nice.
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 06 March 2023, 03:12:45 »
I thought it was a matrix product……  Anyway, it looks nice.
I'm a big fan of Matirx, so you can think of it as a fan work ;D
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Offline CyCo

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 06 March 2023, 09:26:23 »
This looks beautiful!! Any chance you’d do a macropad with it?

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 06 March 2023, 11:16:46 »
Can't wait to see your prototype

Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 06 March 2023, 20:53:11 »
Ugh I'm trying to get out of the hobby and you drop a board that is exactly why I love aesthetically lol Keeping my eye on this!

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 06 March 2023, 22:03:20 »
this looks like it could match iv kanketsu really well. i dig this board good job!

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 07 March 2023, 01:47:56 »
This looks beautiful!! Any chance you’d do a macropad with it?

Maybe :)
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 07 March 2023, 01:49:43 »
Can't wait to see your prototype
Won't wait too long :)
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 07 March 2023, 01:51:10 »
Ugh I'm trying to get out of the hobby and you drop a board that is exactly why I love aesthetically lol Keeping my eye on this!
Thank you for enjoying it :)
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 07 March 2023, 01:53:16 »
this looks like it could match iv kanketsu really well. i dig this board good job!
Thank you for enjoying it :)
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 07 March 2023, 13:58:55 »
I love this board already. +1

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 07 March 2023, 15:07:46 »
I love this board already. +1
Thank you for enjoying it :)
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 08 March 2023, 01:58:44 »
Thats an unusual layout. I like it  :thumb:

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 08 March 2023, 02:48:32 »
Nice keyboard

Offline tactilesbad

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 08 March 2023, 05:34:13 »
funny layout I like

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 08 March 2023, 16:00:52 »
Thats an unusual layout. I like it  :thumb:
Thank you for enjoying it :)
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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 08 March 2023, 16:01:05 »
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 08 March 2023, 16:01:17 »
funny layout I like
Thank you for enjoying it :)
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 08 March 2023, 17:26:24 »
Very nice - really like the symmetry used.

Any plans to potentially offer a wireless option; or is it wired only?

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 09 March 2023, 01:31:18 »
Very nice - really like the symmetry used.

Any plans to potentially offer a wireless option; or is it wired only?
It is wired only. :)
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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 11 March 2023, 10:08:38 »
I can see some Matrix inspiration here but overall it's a pretty cute board. Good Work!

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 07:38:11 »
I totally dig the layout!
Not a fan of other stuff but I wish you the best to succeed, GLWIC!

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 14 March 2023, 12:32:40 »
The combination of Retro milky white cover and red plate is really amazing~ I will be waiting for the GB in May, 2023~~

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 09:59:24 »
Lots of 70% lately. Not complaining, I love this form factor. This one looks great, love the top row and having an HHKB option!
The biggest make or break for me is whether split spacebar is implemented though, lol.
That and I really hope that first gray from the non-sale renders somehow makes it in for the actual GB. Used to be super into black boards but GMK Honor opened my eyes to how much cooler dark gray is instead.

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 11:40:33 »
Love the Knight color scheme. Not sure I've seen gold/bronze accented black before.

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 16 March 2023, 17:29:16 »
aesthetically i prefer this layout to FRL TKL - looks sweet!

Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 21 March 2023, 21:11:30 »
I like this layout. Unique and really aesthetic. I'd join the group buy.

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 22 March 2023, 03:04:28 »
Looks good, I'd 2nd the split space idea.

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 22 March 2023, 06:06:30 »
matrix 2.0add+gok venn+neson 700e,is sososoya a different name of kalam?
What type of drug did you use before writing this?

Perhaps it's the kind of drug that will make you wake up and stop denying reality, as anyone who has taken it can see the iconic side trim strips (matrix), variable type-C on both sides (still matrix), rectangular weight with an outer frame (venn). The resemblance of each individual element is not a problem, but the combination of so many "coincidences" is very suspicious.

I want whatever this dude is drinking

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 22 March 2023, 06:19:08 »
matrix 2.0add+gok venn+neson 700e,is sososoya a different name of kalam?
What type of drug did you use before writing this?

Perhaps it's the kind of drug that will make you wake up and stop denying reality, as anyone who has taken it can see the iconic side trim strips (matrix), variable type-C on both sides (still matrix), rectangular weight with an outer frame (venn). The resemblance of each individual element is not a problem, but the combination of so many "coincidences" is very suspicious.

I want whatever this dude is drinking
He’s being abrasive but I get what he’s saying if his point is that this board is very clearly “inspired” by those he listed.

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 22 March 2023, 06:28:23 »
it has keys and it's shaped like a rectangle

hell it most definitely is inspired by keyboards

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 22 March 2023, 15:47:52 »
unique layout, nice color combos, no flexcut bull****, and a tad more slope than the average typing angle.
this is good. would love to see a proto.

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 15 May 2023, 15:08:46 »
Any news on this?

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Re: [IC]Violetta ≥70%
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 21 May 2023, 09:51:26 »
matrix 2.0add+gok venn+neson 700e,is sososoya a different name of kalam?
What type of drug did you use before writing this?

Perhaps it's the kind of drug that will make you wake up and stop denying reality, as anyone who has taken it can see the iconic side trim strips (matrix), variable type-C on both sides (still matrix), rectangular weight with an outer frame (venn). The resemblance of each individual element is not a problem, but the combination of so many "coincidences" is very suspicious.

I want whatever this dude is drinking
He’s being abrasive but I get what he’s saying if his point is that this board is very clearly “inspired” by those he listed.

I actually agree as it hit me almost right away that the bottom design was VERY similar to my Venn, and the top definitely gives strong Matrix vibes. There are some who might look at this as a bad thing, but I don’t mind and actually think it all works well together as an overall design aesthetic. I do like to see designers come up with their own fresh unique designs though that aren’t heavily inspired by other existing boards, but at least this is a good looking board overall that isn’t a full blown copy of anything in particular even with the strong similarities in design of a few areas.
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