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Offline Tainado

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Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 02:48:15 »
Hi GH pal ,

I recently discover this Tengu keyboard by Find.works design and being fulfilled by Project Keyboard in the US .


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I'm very close to pulling the trigger . But would love to hear everyone input....

Is it worth it comparing to other Alice Layout like Fallacy and Maja coming out soon ? Any better option in your opinion ?

Link:
https://store.projectkeyboard.com/collections/tengu/products/tengu

Quote from Project Keyboard Discord channel :
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FAQ about the Tengu
Is this GB unlimited?
- Yes. The Tengu GB is unlimited in the sense as long as we do not hit an excessive amount of units (~1,000 units). IF we suspect the GB is getting towards that amount, we'll be sure to inform you to hurry up and place your order(s).

How long is the GB open for?
- The GB is open from January 7th, 2020 until February 8th, 2020.

How much does the Tengu weigh?
- 159's Tengu weighed in at 4 pounds 11 ounces/2.126kg.

What is the typing angle?
- 7 degrees.

Is the PCB USB-C?
- No. It is USB-mini. It uses our Alice Rev. 2 PCB.

Is the pcb the same?
- The supplied and/or extra pcb for the Tengu is the same as the mini-usb version that was previously available Alice Rev. 2 PCB.

Will an Alice plate work for Tengu?
- No, the Tengu must be used with itís unique plate that allows area for the gaskets to make contact."
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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 03:06:00 »
This is definitely the most interesting option at the moment, unless you want to wait for a polycarb, uhmw, or layered acrylic Alice, which are all right around the corner from each other. The Fallacy is beautiful, but the Tengu is isolation mount and just a little different stylistically. I like the Maja and Physix, and you should definitely go for those if you can stand the asymmetry and like the different layout.

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 07:16:07 »
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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 09:17:25 »
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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 20:52:18 »
I ordered one in grey. I hope itís a more interesting grey that the tgr grey alice. I love the shape of the tengu personally!


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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 22:43:13 »
This is definitely the most interesting option at the moment, unless you want to wait for a polycarb, uhmw, or layered acrylic Alice, which are all right around the corner from each other. The Fallacy is beautiful, but the Tengu is isolation mount and just a little different stylistically. I like the Maja and Physix, and you should definitely go for those if you can stand the asymmetry and like the different layout.
Who's running a polycarb? And uhmw?

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 22:44:56 »
There was an ic for rukia r2, I'm assuming it will happen eventually.

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 22:45:39 »
There was an ic for rukia r2

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I didn't see it, thanks for the heads up though! You have a link for it?

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 22:49:24 »
This is definitely the most interesting option at the moment, unless you want to wait for a polycarb, uhmw, or layered acrylic Alice, which are all right around the corner from each other. The Fallacy is beautiful, but the Tengu is isolation mount and just a little different stylistically. I like the Maja and Physix, and you should definitely go for those if you can stand the asymmetry and like the different layout.
And uhmw?

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Oh, the uhmw is the same guy. https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100216.0

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 23:16:23 »
This is definitely the most interesting option at the moment, unless you want to wait for a polycarb, uhmw, or layered acrylic Alice, which are all right around the corner from each other. The Fallacy is beautiful, but the Tengu is isolation mount and just a little different stylistically. I like the Maja and Physix, and you should definitely go for those if you can stand the asymmetry and like the different layout.
Who's running a polycarb? And uhmw?

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Just pointing out in case you missed it. The tengu has a polycarbonate option.


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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 12 January 2020, 09:31:18 »
This is definitely the most interesting option at the moment, unless you want to wait for a polycarb, uhmw, or layered acrylic Alice, which are all right around the corner from each other. The Fallacy is beautiful, but the Tengu is isolation mount and just a little different stylistically. I like the Maja and Physix, and you should definitely go for those if you can stand the asymmetry and like the different layout.
Who's running a polycarb? And uhmw?

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Just pointing out in case you missed it. The tengu has a polycarbonate option.


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Thanks I just noticed that haha

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 12 January 2020, 14:19:01 »
Guys , beside the aesthetic , what's the upside of Poly cases ?

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 12 January 2020, 14:24:26 »
I ordered one in grey. I hope itís a more interesting grey that the tgr grey alice. I love the shape of the tengu personally!


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I might go for grey also . I'm still kinda new to this hobbies so I dont know if Find.works is a reliable designer (based in Australia)

Wish they could put out more stereotypes pictures

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 12 January 2020, 14:25:00 »
Guys , beside the aesthetic , what's the upside of Poly cases ?

Some say that polycarbonate cases enhance the sound quality of the switches mounted in it. Even if that's not the case (pun intended  :cool:) then it most certainly has a different sound signature.

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 08:37:05 »
I'm surprised Alice clones are so popular when the thumb keys are all asymmetrical like that. It would bother me at least.

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 15:21:31 »
Where are the prototype pictures of this Alice clone?
I've seen like 2 on their discord.   But where are the rest?

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 16:39:59 »
I like the Alice layout, but I think most of the clones look so similar to the original and to each other that there isn't even a difference. Nobody's really come up with a different design for this layout either, but maybe that's just because people already like the layout and don't want it changed.
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Offline Tainado

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 11:59:41 »
Where are the prototype pictures of this Alice clone?
I've seen like 2 on their discord.   But where are the rest?

I see Zero prototype picture lol . Can you please share it here or link to their discord channel pls ? Thanks

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 15:30:04 »
There's like 3 or 4 good photos of the prototype on their discord pinned msg.

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 15 January 2020, 01:07:52 »
There's like 3 or 4 good photos of the prototype on their discord pinned msg.

Can you post an invite link? Can't find one anywhere.

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 15 January 2020, 06:57:01 »
There's like 3 or 4 good photos of the prototype on their discord pinned msg.

Can you post an invite link? Can't find one anywhere.

https://discord.gg/nYBCV5


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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 15 January 2020, 09:28:04 »
There's like 3 or 4 good photos of the prototype on their discord pinned msg.

Can you post an invite link? Can't find one anywhere.

https://discord.gg/nYBCV5


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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 15 January 2020, 10:04:12 »
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Here's all the prototype pics for the lazy. :thumb:
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« Reply #23 on: Wed, 15 January 2020, 21:13:11 »
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Here's all the prototype pics for the lazy. :thumb:

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Btw , I updated my original post with Pinned FAQ from Project Keyboard for everyone's information

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 19 January 2020, 14:56:30 »

https://discord.gg/nYBCV5


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By any chance, do you have another discord invite link?

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 19 January 2020, 18:32:55 »
https://discord.gg/tYADDQZ

I didnít set the link to not expire. Whoops. This time it shouldnít.


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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 03 February 2020, 13:47:20 »
Poop, no usb C.  What year is it?

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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 03 February 2020, 16:17:10 »
Poop, no usb C.  What year is it?

The year is 2020. USB-C should be a prerequisite for boards!!  :(
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Re: Tengu Keyboard - "TGR Alice" Layout - What's your take ?
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 20:50:25 »
Hope we can have a r2 for this, had a meet up yesterday and saw one tengu and itís was amazing!
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