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[IC] SIX5 65% [ UPDATED LAYOUT OPTIONS ] MARCH GB WORLDWIDE
« on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 23:05:18 »
SIX5 Designed by RiftKeys


Hello,

Firstly let me introduce myself, my name is Dworf and I am the owner of RiftKeys, an Australian based Keyboard Company.

We have designed our first of many keyboards by creating a unique mix of Acrylic and Aluminum.

So let me start off by introducing to you all the SIX5.



Sound Test





Details

- 65% Layout
- 5° Typing Angle
- Gasket Mount
- Stacked Acrylic Top
- Aluminum Bottom
- Plate - FR4 | Aluminum | Carbon
- Solder/ Kailh Hotswap PCB Options
- Detachable USB Type-C

PCB is compatible with QMK/VIA

Modular Acrylic - More than 25+ Color options will be available as Acrylic Kits in stock on our website in the future, to accommodate any keycap set or aesthetic you wish to achieve.




Layout




Price

The RRP of the SIX5 will be $250USD + Shipping

Estimated shipping for the GB will be June 2021

The Kit includes:

Keyboard
Keyboard Plate - FR4 | Aluminum | Carbon
Custom PCB - Solder or Kailh Hotswap
1.5mm Poron Gaskets
Rubber Strip Feet
Anodized Hardware
EVA Carry case
RiftKeys Microfibre cloth



Group Buy

There will be 2 Group Buy's

The first GB will be for the "Limited Edition" Gold Mirror + Black Aluminum Model of only 50pcs. SOLD OUT

Following this we will be the second GB of 500pcs Globally in Q4 2021.

This will have multiple Aluminum Base and Acrylic Top options including Various plate materials.



Renders - Updated 12/12/2020

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Prototype - Updated 5/02/2021

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Vendors

Limited Edition GB
SOLD OUT
OCE/SEA - www.RiftKeys.com - 8pm AEST - 22/1/21
NA - www.Mechsandco.com - 8pm EST - 22/1/21



Worldwide GB
OCE - www.RiftKeys.com
NA - TBC
CA - TBC
SEA - TBC
EU - TBC
CN - TBC



Social Links






Special Thanks
Bachoo - Renders
Jimmy - Ideas
KDD - Ideas and Feedback

Designed by RiftKeys

« Last Edit: Wed, 28 April 2021, 21:22:08 by RIFT »

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 23:05:26 »
Looks great, also uhhhh reserved -- my IC now  ;D
« Last Edit: Wed, 25 November 2020, 23:09:32 by Bachoo »

Offline NoahJelson

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 23:06:17 »
mmmm looking forward to getting my hands on one!
« Last Edit: Thu, 26 November 2020, 00:58:09 by NoahJelson »



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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 23:07:32 »
reserved, dworfs a good guy
« Last Edit: Thu, 26 November 2020, 23:17:04 by thatkoaladoe »

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 23:08:00 »
The second post in a GB thread is often reserved by the runner so they can add updates without cluttering up the first post, I'm not sure why you post it seemingly without ever going back to say anything but please stop.  Even if you did edit something in no-one would read it...

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 23:08:14 »
Reserved, and yes, that numpad is so cute.
« Last Edit: Wed, 25 November 2020, 23:35:56 by sGhost »

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 23:34:28 »
yeah we get the reserved and funny number but can we talk about how cute the numpad is

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 00:36:38 »
W2C

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 01:06:00 »
I am intrigued with this. I will look at this more.

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 01:13:20 »
image only IC is bad because i cannot ctrl+f for things

design is nice tho
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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 02:37:34 »
My first association to the name is 6ix9ine, one of the more reprehensible people out there. Hope that doesn't kill your vibe.

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 03:39:01 »
Africa isn't on the IC form

how am I supposed to expose this enormous market of 1 person
Please help I am trapped in your computing device


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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 07:10:01 »
Appreciate the feedback everyone who has filled out the IC Form and Commented.

More renders coming soon to show different color combinations.

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 17:44:05 »
69. Nice. This is awesome, hope it happens
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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 17:47:07 »
Gok is probably too nice to say anything but the logo is maybe a little too close to his. Might be worth considering a change

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Re: [IC] SIX5 x N9NE - Acrylic + Aluminium Gasket 65% + Macropad
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 18:40:00 »
Gok is probably too nice to say anything but the logo is maybe a little too close to his. Might be worth considering a change

Totally didnt even register in my brain, yea will look at slightly changing this if Gok wants me to.

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Updated Original Post with color options and more renders
« Last Edit: Thu, 26 November 2020, 23:21:51 by RIFT »

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This is fire. Black and e-white combo :eek:

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If you're gunna call it 6ix 9ine at least give it rainbow colored RGB

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Count me interested. Looking for a nice 65 keyboard

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This is interesting! I like

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I absolutely hate the name.

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Love the look of the solid white base with translucent layers and the idea of a matching numpad.  In terms of actually using it I think the numpad needs the additional enter, plus and minus keys or it is basically useless in the design.  Having to move away from the numpad to press enter or plus every time you are entering numbers is pointless and it would just not get used.  It could be a macro pad I guess.
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Love the look of the solid white base with translucent layers and the idea of a matching numpad.  In terms of actually using it I think the numpad needs the additional enter, plus and minus keys or it is basically useless in the design.  Having to move away from the numpad to press enter or plus every time you are entering numbers is pointless and it would just not get used.  It could be a macro pad I guess.

Yea the N9NE will more then likely be used as a macropad rather then a numpad

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Yes, very nice. 69
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I'm really digging the design

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Smoke Black + E-White! ;D

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Prototype has been ordered, Will be updated with pictures soon.


Offline SherlockBunny

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Two questions:

1. By non-variable layout, do you mean the PCB will not have compatibility for other layouts (e.g. split backspace, 7u spacebar, etc.)?
2. Would you consider moving the blocker to the top-right of the keyboard?

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Two questions:

1. By non-variable layout, do you mean the PCB will not have compatibility for other layouts (e.g. split backspace, 7u spacebar, etc.)?
2. Would you consider moving the blocker to the top-right of the keyboard?

1. Sadly no option for 7u spacebar or split backspace due to it having to stay fixed layout to be able to accommodate both MX and Optical switch options.
2. We did consider this buy find the east blocker where it currently is to be a unique location compared to other 65% boards on the market.

Appreciate the Questions

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long been waiting for an acrylic board with a nice alu foot/bottom!

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Will be watching closely, because this is a gorgeous board and one of the few blockers I don't mind.

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this is a gorgeous board. I really want one

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Please make it happen asap RIFT. ;) I will be waiting for that smoke black + e-white combo.

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Looks amazing, good luck with the Initial FnF Run!

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Will this have underglow RGB per key?

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Please make it happen asap RIFT. ;) I will be waiting for that smoke black + e-white combo.

The Dwarfs are in the mine working hard to get this done asap!!

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Will this have underglow RGB per key?

The prototype wont but if their is enough request for it for the GB run then we will give the people what they want.

Gorgeous board!

would love to same different not just plate materials but colours!

sure you can't accommodate a PCB with split-spacebar?

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Super interested!

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Nice

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WTS LE $9k
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God damn this looks good. Keen to hear sound test -> and make sure to do one for the macro pad too!

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69? nice...  ;D

I like the look of this, the acrylic alu combination is fire, and I appreciate the fact it looks vastly different from other 65%.

That's a really cute macropad, and if price is reasonable, I will cop that at a minimum.

Would love to support a local OCE maker <3

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Honestly hoping the price is low even though it's a beautiful board. I'm frothing for GB

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damn this is amazing! the macropad is hella cute. please do more pink renders :) :)

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I'd be all in on a clear acrylic + black alu + fr4 plate kit.

Offline RIFT

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Updated Original Post - 12/12/2020

-New Renders
-Prototype has been ordered
-FR4 Plates Received
-PCB Received

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I am down to cop Dworfy, this thing looks sick