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Offline joedinkle

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Introducing Vixen











Color options from left to right are Mourning, Fury, Surrender(e-coat), and Regal.

Renders by Olivia/oj
Weight engraving by erin



Vixen is the latest board from Eye Oh Designs. Taking inspiration form Prime_Elise, EM7, and Alice style boards, Vixen is an evolution of the babyV. This board aims to please fans of that keyboard that wanted something more premium. Its features include:

Case/Plate:
-babyV layout with some new bottom row options!
-Gasket mount.
-5 degree typing angle with 18 mm front height.
-Seamless aluminum anodized top case with a brass bottom/weight.
-Does not support plate mount stabilizers.

PCB:
-Compatible with MX style switches. Hotswap and Soldered PCB options are planned.
-Powered by a RP2040 running Vial.
-USB C connection and circuit protection through the unified daughterboard. As such, babyV PCBs are not compatible with Vixen.
-Supports screw-in and snap-in stabilizers.

Pricing: TBD

Planned units: TBD

Planned vendors: www.eyeohdesigns.com

Timeline for GB: Late October/Early November 2022 for orders. I'll be using the same manufacturer that knocked out humble40 in 2 months.

Current Status: I'm really happy with the prototypes and how they turned out. Things left to do include adjusting the weight design to allow a little more space for the PCB and experiment with some more gasket material. Now that prototypes are in, I'll likely run another IC to confirm what colors folks want. If red makes it, it'll be the Heartbreak shade used on humble40. Other than that, this board is ready to go!

Collabs: Some have asked about getting a wrist rest made for this board. I'd love to collab with someone that designs these if you're interested! Reach out!

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« Last Edit: Sat, 17 September 2022, 13:20:48 by joedinkle »


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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 09 July 2022, 12:34:26 »
this is really cute! glwic
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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 09 July 2022, 13:36:13 »
Oh shooooot I'm in

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 09 July 2022, 18:30:29 »
Take my money already

Offline MelonBred

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 11 July 2022, 11:22:13 »
This looks great, EOD! Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 11 July 2022, 21:03:14 »
noice, very interested. babyV has been working well for me.

i have no idea what colour i would go for or if i would go for the poly case (assuming you do one). i have seen "e-coat" in other gb descriptions, i still have no idea what it is... or why its only ever the white colour...

whether i go for solder, hotswap, or both will depend on the build and how i feel when this goes to gb. if there ends up being only one option i dont think it would be a problem.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 17 July 2022, 13:03:10 »
Me likey

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 17:07:59 »
So cute, i'm maybe in. Depends on the date of GB :p

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 23:56:16 »
Incredible looking board. - liking the style here.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 05 August 2022, 14:10:46 »
Id love to try an ortho board and I love Alice layouts. This board is rad, GL with it!
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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 06 August 2022, 02:15:00 »
Very nice!

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 06 August 2022, 22:34:31 »
Very nice looking board, will watch for updates.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 26 August 2022, 08:44:09 »
Wanted to finally jump in here and say that I spotted this over on Rxxxxt a couple weeks back--a little too late to jump on the IC form--but it's basically my ideal unibody board. I've been dying for a WKL design with ortho alphas. I like the Boardwalk, and have almost built one 1,000 times, but I just don't know that I can go back to something that requires my wrists to be that close together after years of split boards.

Anyway, all that to say.. I really really like what you're doing here, and I need one. The sooner, the better.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 17 September 2022, 13:21:28 »
Prototypes are in!


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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 17 September 2022, 21:34:31 »
Shut up and take my money.

I don't think you understand.... I must have this keyboard.

Offline wtzll

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 22 September 2022, 18:03:24 »
Yes!
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Offline WHeisenberg

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 24 September 2022, 08:59:35 »
Looks interesting. I am keen!

Offline synthtastic

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 24 September 2022, 10:07:52 »
Any samples of that red??? This looks awesome.
Expensive plastic makes me sigh.

Offline joedinkle

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 26 September 2022, 13:35:36 »
Any samples of that red??? This looks awesome.

I don't have Vixen in red, but it's going to be the same shade as the humble40 red, which came out magnificent. There's a link to it in the top post.


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Offline wtzll

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 30 September 2022, 12:28:27 »
Any idea when the GB will start?
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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 01 October 2022, 16:18:55 »
Any idea when the GB will start?

Work's been pretty wild lately. I think we're looking more like mid-November and less like late October. I need to make some minor tweaks to the interior of the weight, finalize colors, and we'll be ready to go!


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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 02 October 2022, 07:02:23 »
Very interesting layout, I love it!

Offline PinkCynicism

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 31 October 2022, 19:02:41 »
The prettiest 40 I've seen by far.

Offline BigTuna94

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 27 November 2022, 10:11:23 »
I'm 100% in on this. Hopefully work settles down and we can get the GB going soon!