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Offline DzeDom

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #150 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 12:13:54 »
Just want to ask a question. This is my first time joining a GB so I don't have any idea but how many hours after paying did you receive your confirmation email? I paid maybe 2-3 hours ago but I haven't received any email from fox lab. Thank you in advance :D

I got mine almost instantly.

Offline cdrom25

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #151 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 12:45:17 »
I got it now. Thank you!

Offline orberen

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #152 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 19:41:45 »
Oh Boy Just ordered the PC with pink middle frame/ logo/weight!

And I haven't even gotten the TIME 80 RE that I ordered yet :)) Can't wait for that to come in as well hopefully in the next few weeks!

Offline Curin Derwin

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #153 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 21:38:04 »
As the soft top limit has been reached, I'll close the GB tomorrow ( around 12 AM ET or 9 PM PST)
Fox, I'd like to get confirmation on PCB before ordering: Does it have underglow for a PC bottom to let light shine through?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #154 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 21:40:44 »
As the soft top limit has been reached, I'll close the GB tomorrow ( around 12 AM ET or 9 PM PST)
Fox, I'd like to get confirmation on PCB before ordering: Does it have underglow for a PC bottom to let light shine through?

It does not have pre-installed bottom LEDs.
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Offline abellp327

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #155 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 22:03:47 »
Had to get it.. FOMO

Offline NixieTea

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #156 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 22:23:46 »
Picked up a polycarb and brass version to pair with gmk fuji when it shows up in a year and a half. Super expensive, but man did that render look good. I love the choice of silver PVD this time.

Offline Curin Derwin

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #157 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 22:27:05 »
As the soft top limit has been reached, I'll close the GB tomorrow ( around 12 AM ET or 9 PM PST)
Fox, I'd like to get confirmation on PCB before ordering: Does it have underglow for a PC bottom to let light shine through?

It does not have pre-installed bottom LEDs.
Thank you. I just placed an order based on this feedback response. I appreciate it!

Offline eibbun

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #158 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 01:15:44 »
oh wow that pc+pink is beautiful. don't tell me i missed this by 2 days  :-[

Offline thanatic

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #159 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 01:29:49 »
Hoping to be able to buy extra of the silver PVD set after GB :)

Offline Curin Derwin

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #160 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 01:30:58 »
oh wow that pc+pink is beautiful. don't tell me i missed this by 2 days  :-[
Okay, then I'll tell you missed it by 1 hour. :(
« Last Edit: Wed, 14 April 2021, 01:47:58 by Curin Derwin »

Offline eibbun

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% (GB will be closed soon)
« Reply #161 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 02:41:36 »
oh wow that pc+pink is beautiful. don't tell me i missed this by 2 days  :-[
Okay, then I'll tell you missed it by 1 hour. :(


HOW DARE YOU 😭

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #162 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 08:19:39 »
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About Leaf 65%

Leaf 65% is the third member of the Leaf series after Leaf 80 (2018) and Leaf 60 (2018).

New features:
  • Top, middle, and bottom cases in different colors
  • No visible screws
  • PORON sandwich mount
  • PORON mute plate (optional for using between the PCB and the plate)
  • Skeleton plate
  • New custom rubber feet

Group Buy Information

1. How to order

Visit https://foxlab.store/products/leaf-65
The link will be available starting from 04-09-2021 at 9 PM ET.

2. What does a kit include?

  • Top case, middle frame, bottom case
  • Switch mounting plate
  • Main PCB and daughter PCB
  • Bottom weight
  • PORON stripes
  • PORON mute plate (optional to use)
  • Screws and rubber feet

3. Explanation of the options

  • Colors: Case colors include Black Anodizing, Silver Anodizing, Dark Green Anodizing, Light Green Anodizing, Space Cadet Anodizing, Red Anodizing, E-White, E-Beige, Pink Powder Coating, and Matte Clear PC. The weight, plate, and the front Leaf logo can be upgraded to PVD brass in silver color. Most of the colors can be found in the first picture on this page.
  • The front leaf logo is only available if you order the "with Front Logo" front case layout.
  • The plate, weight, and front leaf logo (for "with Front Logo" versions) can only be in the same color/material in the base kit.
  • The aluminum plates are all the skeleton version. The FR4 plates and PVD brass plates are all the regular version.
  • There are two versions of PCBs. The hot-swappable version has a fixed layout (7u spacebar) and has pre-soldered switch LEDs. The solder version supports various layouts for MX and ALPS switches. Both versions will have VIA support.
  • The default plate supports ANSI MX layout only. ISO is not supported on the default plate as many people (especially me) hate compatible Enter hole. The PCB does support ISO and I will share the plate files later.
  • Typing angle: 6 degrees. Case front height: 21mm
  • PCB layouts: see below

Hot swappable version PCB layout:
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Solderable version PCB layout:
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4. What's the price?

The base price is $415 including transaction fees but excluding shipping.
Sorry, It is more expensive than Leaf 60 and Leaf 80 because the the USD to CNY exchange rate keeps dropping in the past year and the the material cost keeps increasing in the past year. $415 this year is $366 excluding the transaction fees in the last year if we exchange USD to CNY, and we do need to pay the factory in CNY.

  • Upgrading to PVD brass plate and weight: $99
  • Extra PCB: $45
  • Extra aluminum/FR4 plate: $25

5. Timeline and limits

The GB starts from 04-09-2021 at 9 PM ET.
It will open for 7 days unless the number of orders is getting too big. (edit: I'll be closing the GB early as the soft top limit has been reached -- Mon Apr 12 9:38 PM ET)
A soft top limit is 500 kits in total.
The expected lead time is expected to be 5 months.
This time we started a Chinese GB first. The manufacturing has been started for a while. For the international GB, we only need to add the new orders to the queue, so this GB should be smoother than before.
Social media: www.instagram.com/fox_lab_keyboard
Plate files and information: https://fox-lab.github.io

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #163 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 08:20:00 »
GB Closed
Social media: www.instagram.com/fox_lab_keyboard
Plate files and information: https://fox-lab.github.io

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #164 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 08:21:07 »
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Social media: www.instagram.com/fox_lab_keyboard
Plate files and information: https://fox-lab.github.io

Offline snooze

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #165 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 15:21:11 »
Thanks for the GB! I think it'd be helpful to update the main post to clarify what the default plate is that comes with this board. Took me a while to realize it was actually a skeleton plate from the questions in this thread. Looking forward to logo extras in the future! ty senter

Offline diazel

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #166 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:30:50 »
So based on the date, I assume they ran out? It was still the 500 FCFS, right?

Offline Dennyroxsox

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #167 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 20:31:15 »
Thank you for the sale, Senter!

Offline Taboggan

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #168 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 21:01:45 »
Wonderful board and well run GB, thanks for doing this!

Offline TypicalOranges

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #169 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 21:03:14 »
I also agree with Lizcults, I've been looking forward to this GB for months, and I don't understand why things have been so all over the place. There should be atleast a render for each customizable piece of the board in the colors offered. Makes no sense why someone else in the IC thread had to go to Zfrontier to find pictures of the cases. Also, it really really does not make sense as to WHY the skeleton plate was made the default choice, when none of the streamers you sent it to had it to test out, and there are no sound tests or reviews on its performance. I get wanting to think outside the box and innovate, but this is an expensive board, I feel like more planning should have been involved before making such a drastic change to the kb.

It all seems like an afterthought. Especially since OP wrote this:

"This time we started a Chinese GB first. The manufacturing has been started for a while. For the international GB, we only need to add the new orders to the queue, so this GB should be smoother than before."

It's not an afterthought. Foxlabs has always started or done an initial GB in China. Mostly because American consumers are ****ing idiots and whine about literally everything.

Senter and Foxlabs have run some of the best and most consistent GBs ever. No one has better turnaround time with their level of QC. Nothing about Foxlabs is an "afterthought".
« Last Edit: Wed, 14 April 2021, 21:06:15 by TypicalOranges »

Offline mvkoto

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #170 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 21:29:20 »
Thanks for the GB! I think it'd be helpful to update the main post to clarify what the default plate is that comes with this board. Took me a while to realize it was actually a skeleton plate from the questions in this thread. Looking forward to logo extras in the future! ty senter

This was the case for many. But he did end up changing it.

Offline mvkoto

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #171 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 21:32:50 »
So based on the date, I assume they ran out? It was still the 500 FCFS, right?

I'm not sure about exact numbers, but he announced he would be closing the GB a day before he actually did so i'm guessing he either got close enough or past 500.

Offline Ekko

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #172 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 22:53:28 »
Still new to the keyboard stuff so Iím not sure but does this pcb have esd protection?

Offline kogasa

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #173 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 03:35:14 »
Just wanted to thank you for the amazing design and the ability to choose different colors for each piece. I don't think there is, was, or ever will be a keyboard without such a feature which matches my first GMK set as well as my Leaf65 will. Ty!

Offline Hern

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #174 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 10:15:46 »
Ended up snatching a good color combo for GMK Botanical so will be exciting when that shows up.
Wish I had the option to change the middle PVD to silver but was confused at first and know that order changes cannot be made.
Here is to hoping that I can get in on any "extras" for a middle silver PVD piece later on or in /mm

Offline dalex100

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #175 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 07:51:24 »
I need help with my order. I had to make a second order because I made a mistake on a first one and asked Foxlab to cancel it for me (I got the refund).

However, the second one showed it is in cancelled state, but the payment has been fully made. It is shown in my credit card as processed transaction. I emailed Foxlab two times, 4 and 6 days ago, but haven't a reply from them.

Edit : It's been almost two weeks and still haven't got a reply from Foxlab. I added some pictures to the post. Also, it might be me, but I didn't see any limit of board per customer. So if the problem is that I got two, then please tell me.  :(

Edit: My order got cancelled and refunded.
« Last Edit: Mon, 10 May 2021, 22:24:42 by dalex100 »

Offline Jacki

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #176 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 14:29:58 »
Any way i can pay you to cut out a custom Polycarbonate plate for the leaf65.
Or any plans to release them in the future?

Offline summerboy

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #177 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 15:03:47 »
Any way i can pay you to cut out a custom Polycarbonate plate for the leaf65.
Or any plans to release them in the future?

He says in his post he will share plate files later. Should be able to get it cut once those are released

Offline HaX

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #178 on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 07:33:55 »
I need help with my order. I had to make a second order because I made a mistake on a first one and asked Foxlab to cancel it for me (I got the refund).

However, the second one showed it is in cancelled state, but the payment has been fully made. It is shown in my credit card as processed transaction. I emailed Foxlab two times, 4 and 6 days ago, but haven't a reply from them.

Edit : It's been almost two weeks and still haven't got a reply from Foxlab. I added some pictures to the post. Also, it might be me, but I didn't see any limit of board per customer. So if the problem is that I got two, then please tell me.  :(

Did you contact the correct email? (runninghack@gmail.com)

Offline Jacki

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #179 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 19:53:59 »
Any way i can pay you to cut out a custom Polycarbonate plate for the leaf65.
Or any plans to release them in the future?

He says in his post he will share plate files later. Should be able to get it cut once those are released
I mean't like cutting service, since i dont have access to laser cutters.

Offline Broxigar

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #180 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 16:14:23 »
Disappointed I missed this one by a day.  Will there be extras for the keyboard kits?

Offline DeadlyD

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #181 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 15:56:36 »
:3ildcat Build Video

Offline icewolfyu

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« Reply #182 on: Tue, 11 May 2021, 13:42:31 »
any chance of extra being sold after the orders have been fullfilled?

Offline thanatic

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #183 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 17:38:40 »
Hello FoxLab/Senter,

Is your skeleton plate Laser Cut or CNC'ed?

Offline NixieTea

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #184 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 21:10:18 »
Hey Senter,

Is your store page the best place to find updates on progress?

Offline Tiff0

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 65% | Closed
« Reply #185 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 23:52:20 »
Hey Senter,

Is your store page the best place to find updates on progress?

They just posted an update on their website today :) https://foxlab.store/blogs/news