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Offline Sh1zaru

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[IC] KS65
« on: Sat, 04 December 2021, 11:19:02 »



KS65
DISCORD            IC FORM

Hello GH

After months of designing and prototyping we're finally ready to present our IC for the KS65.
The KS65 has a distinctive design and was engineered with ease of use in mind whilst maintaining a premium feel.






Main features





Technical details

Dimensions



Weight

Build: approx 1.8kg/4lbs
Unbuild: approx 1.4kg/3.1lbs

Layout



PCB

- Hotswap
- QMK/VIA compatible
- Unified daughterboard C3


Colourways




MORE RENDERS

Note: Only silver/black is probably fixed, 3rd colourway is TBD and can be suggested in the IC.
If you want to see your colourway suggestion rendered, feel free to join the discord.


Options


- Foam
- Brass top (TBD by IC)
- Brass plate (TBD by IC)


Pricing


Aiming 300-350USD


IC


If you're interested please fill in the IC FORM! All remarks will be taken into account. The IC will determine:

- If a solderable PCB will be added
- Which colourways will be used. (only 2-3 most popular options will be made)
- Brass top and/or plate option


Currently ongoing


- Awaiting proto V2 with updated plate/minor fixes
- Test different foam options
- Finalize and order PCB V2

Offline nFaiz

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Re: [IC] KS65
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 04 December 2021, 11:29:03 »
cool round board glwic

Offline hali

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Re: [IC] KS65
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 04 December 2021, 12:17:00 »
why does the plate look like that

Offline MIGHTY CHICKEN

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Re: [IC] KS65
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 04 December 2021, 16:17:32 »
The magnets are sure interesting

Offline YMwoo

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Re: [IC] KS65
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 04 December 2021, 19:01:47 »
Finally something that looks unique.
I dig it and the blue looks nice too though I think something more like a baby blue would be nice too.

Offline Sh1zaru

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Re: [IC] KS65
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 05 December 2021, 13:41:40 »
First of all I would like to thanks everyone for filling in the IC already.
If people still have questions feel free to post a comment or contact me on discord!

The magnets are sure interesting

They sure are. They enhance the kb aesthetically by removing the need for external screws and make it easier to build as well.

cool round board glwic

Thanks, appreciate your support!

why does the plate look like that

Swill plate gen with plate stabs. Plate will look different in proto V2.

Finally something that looks unique.
I dig it and the blue looks nice too though I think something more like a baby blue would be nice too.

Thanks! As for the blue, it's something I'll consider if there's enough interest. Currently most people are opting for a silver/E-white/black colour..

Offline kapowaz

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Re: [IC] KS65
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 05 December 2021, 15:40:04 »
Really interesting board, but lack of variable layouts (no ISO) is a real shame. Good luck with the IC though!

Offline KRY2SOON

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Re: [IC] KS65
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 05 December 2021, 17:19:10 »
I suggest raising the bezel slightly to hide the underside of the keycaps. Nice design

Offline Sh1zaru

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Re: [IC] KS65
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 06 December 2021, 06:33:07 »
Really interesting board, but lack of variable layouts (no ISO) is a real shame. Good luck with the IC though!

Thanks. As for the layouts, the goal is to only make 1 (fixed) plate in order to keep the pricing and overhead lower.
Plate files etc will of course be open sourced after GB so you should be able to fit an aftermarket PCB/plate in if you would really like to..

I suggest raising the bezel slightly to hide the underside of the keycaps. Nice design

Thanks! I will look into this but I think it's more the angle of the picture which shows the underside of the keycaps.