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[IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 02:07:51 »
PLX
60% | Gasket mounted | In Stock Release


As our first keyboard design we wanted to do something sleek and minimal for our desk spaces.

We've designed a compact board with a weighty feel and style that contrasts with its soft typing experience.


The PLX is comprised of a 3 layer construction. The top and middle cases are machined from solid billet 6063 aluminium and feature soft chamfered edges and modern rounded corners. The solid brass (or stainless steel) base weight is fastened through the plate and PCB to achieve an entirely screwless appearance.

Inside, your choice of plate material is mounted between gasket strips, with kerf cuts in the north and south ends of the plate. Each keystroke has a soft bottom out and quick return.

Offered in winkey and winkeyless design our variable soldered layout will please any compact connoisseur.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

TECHNICAL SPECS

Typing Angle: 7o
Front Height: 20mm
Materials: aluminium top & middle case, brass or stainless steel bottom piece
Colours: anodised black | e-white
Mounting Method: gasket (poron)
Plates: 1.5mm aluminium | 1.5mm polycarbonate | 1.5mm FR4
Top Case Options: WK & WKL
PCB: variable soldered layout | designed by 2Moons (Basekeys) | USB-C daughterboard | configurable with QMK/VIA | No LED support | Includes ESD Protection
Layout Options: locked tsangan bottom row | split BS | split RS | ISO | stepped caps


PROTOTYPE

The first round of prototypes have been ordered - updates to come. Prototypes will be built on stream by various Australian streamers (TBA).

WHATíS IN THE BOX

1 x top case | anodised aluminium
1 x mid case | anodised aluminium
1 x weight | sandblasted brass or polished stainless steel
1 x plate | anodised aluminium, polycarbonate or fr4
1 x plate dampener | silicone
1 x PCB, JST cable, usb-c daughterboard
4 x poron gasket strips
2 x bumpons | silicone
1 x screw and accessory bag

Note: extra plates, PCBs and accessories will also be available for purchase.

RELEASE INFORMATION

First in stock sale of 50 units (FCFS) is expected in June 2021. Shortly after, we will run a group buy with more colour and material options, as well as hotswap PCBs.

Pricing $400 - $500usd (TBC).

The sale will occur through our website (under construction), sign up for the email list for updates - Peac Design

More information and updates available on our Discord and Instagram

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thank you to the following people for the help and support to get this project going:
   Mr. Nobody
   2Moons
   Cloudburst
   Cujo
   Stan

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« Last Edit: Wed, 07 April 2021, 03:23:07 by peacdesign »

Offline peacdesign

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 02:09:15 »
Reserved.

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 02:24:19 »
pretty

Offline Beerbezerker

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 02:24:27 »
Yes Bois!!

Offline grizzy

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 02:25:00 »
Splendid.

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 02:26:00 »
Fifth! Letís gooo


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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 02:32:33 »
Where's the "Buy Now" button?
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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 02:34:03 »
Ill take 50

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 02:52:24 »
Excited

Offline PuddingPug

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 03:07:34 »
Love the simplistic design! Count me in! :D

Offline jamboards

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 03:16:55 »
Looks absolutely incredible, good job guys!

Offline xii-12

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 03:19:25 »
My mind, body and wallet are ready!

Offline SDKCAMPING

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 03:22:00 »
the way the board is mounted looksgood! but the bezels are too wide for my taste and that front is just  too thick and ruins the minimalist aesthetic for me. good luck in IC  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 05:16:27 »
thickness of the base (brass / stainless steel)?
mass of the base?
mass of the keyboard fully assembled?
any coating on the brass?
can we see the internals?
where does the gasket contact the plate?

Offline Qwertle

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 05:51:35 »
Looks so sleek and classy guys, keen to follow this one!

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 06:26:51 »
where are the internal shots? you've shown us only the outside, but what really matters is if it's beautiful within


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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 07:34:48 »
I'm all in for this, been looking for a sleek 60% and loving the full stainless steel option for the brass weight. Can't wait for the protos

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 07:48:49 »
where are the internal shots? you've shown us only the outside, but what really matters is if it's beautiful within

thickness of the base (brass / stainless steel)?
mass of the base?
mass of the keyboard fully assembled?
any coating on the brass?
can we see the internals?
where does the gasket contact the plate?

Majority of the weight on the base is 3mm, 5mm at the bosses that mount into the middle aluminium
The base made from either brass or stainless steel will be ~850 grams
Fully assembled we expect it to weigh ~2.5kg
Coatings to suit both stainless steel and brass and will be confirmed at a later date
Exploded Render has been added to see internal components
Gaskets are adhered to the plate which is mounted between the top and middle aluminium case

We are working on more detailed renders of the internals this week, with prototypes arriving very soon we can be more accurate with weights of the materials.


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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 09:02:25 »
Thanks for the reply

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 19:11:44 »
Looks beautiful, well done guys!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 05:59:46 »
Are there going to be any international proxies for this, or is it Aus only?
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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 06:07:16 »
Are there going to be any international proxies for this, or is it Aus only?

Only through our website at this stage.

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 08:09:47 »
Any possibility of adding the HHKB layout as an option?

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 16:10:42 »
Any possibility of adding the HHKB layout as an option?

Unfortunately not for the first round, we may consider it for a second round if there is enough interest!

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 14:04:36 »
thanks, i'll take all of them

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 05:40:03 »
The tough decision now is: black or white :O

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 05:44:37 »
Looking good!

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 19:22:37 »
Good looking board!

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 06:29:50 »
thats pretty

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 09:33:34 »
The tough decision now is: black or white :O

Easy one for me, I always go Black
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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 01:44:40 »
Are there any updates on when the prototype will be in? Will you guys only be looking at them on stream or will there also be some youtube videos floating around?
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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 10:52:29 »
Ok wasn't looking for a 60% per se, but this. This is really slick. Its the custom keyboard you'd find in Darth Vader's lair.

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 13:39:26 »
Yet another keyboard that I just absolutely need in my life.

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 15:08:44 »
This looks like it'll be pretty stiff with aluminum, but probably really nice with the poly and FR4 plates. I like the shiny butt.
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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 17 April 2021, 21:30:02 »
What is going on in Australia wow! So much talent.

Love the distinctive chamfered edge. Wish there was a carbon fiber plate but good choices nonetheless.

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 18 April 2021, 07:13:52 »
What is going on in Australia wow! So much talent.

Love the distinctive chamfered edge. Wish there was a carbon fiber plate but good choices nonetheless.

Appreciate it :) We can look into carbon fiber plates with our manufacturer, thanks for the suggestion!

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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 19 April 2021, 07:09:43 »
You better lick my plx or sadge. I'm coppingg!!! :p :p :thumb: ;)

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« Reply #37 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 08:04:49 »
Nice Keyboard, I love it.

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Re: [IC] PLX | 60% Keyboard
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 28 April 2021, 06:42:19 »
gib plx pls