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[IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 20:26:24 »


Hello everyone!This is TT from OwLab.
Today we are introducing a new keyboard designed by my designer friend Nomi and me.
The origin of this keyboard is to commemorate the music band -OWL which I set up and music I loved.
We started to have this design idea in May 2020. After four months of development and modification, we set up a group buy in China in September 2020.
With good feedbacks, we decide to bring it to all friends in the customized mechanical keyboard communities around the world!

 
Discord:OwLAB - chatroom
 
Album (including colors and parts):
 
258111-0
258030-1
258032-2

258036-4
258038-5
258040-6
258895-7
258896-8
258899-9
258901-10

More picture
 
Colors:
  • Anodized: Black, Gray, Purplish Blue, LNY Red and LNY Green
  • Electrophoresis: E-White and LNY E-Yellow

 
Specs:
  • PCB: supports QMK + VIA; equipped with ESD Protection; you can choose from one solder PCB or a hotswapped PCB in your package.
    258042-11
    258044-12
  • Materials: 6063 Aluminum and Brass
  • The Structure: Gasket-mounted and leaf spring plate
    258046-13
  • Typing Angle: 6 degrees
  • Front Height: 17mm.
  • Weight: 1.4 kg (built w/ alu plate)
  • Plate Thickness: 1.5mm
  • Knob Materials: Aluminum
  • Layout:
               Hotswappable:
    258048-14
               Solder:

    258050-15
  • Foam/Pad:
               A silicone PCB mute pad, a PORON PCB foam and a case foam come with the package for no additional charge;
               Don't get confused, you don't need any of those to build the Voice65%, all optional preference choices.
258052-16
258054-17
259899-18
  • Plates:
               Full aluminum plate and a PE plate.
  • Weight:
               An external brass weight with PVD coating (Sand-blasted, not mirror finish) and Anti-fingerprint coating.
               LNY series come with a brass weight with a sand-blasted and black-coated PVD finish.

Characteristics:
  • With such extension parts surrounding the plate, the plate will not directly contacting the case.
  • PCB, USB daughter board, RGB daughter board are designed to be separated to solve the problem of USB port moving up and down when installing the gasket-mount system.
  • Default function of the knob is controlling the light bar. The function of the knob can also be set in VIA as:
            · Adjusting the volume of computer
            · Adjusting the brightness of the switch RGB lights
            · Adjusting the brightness of RGB light on the daughter board

                         6 functions of your choice by following the guide
  • Per-switch RGB and light bar are separately controlled. We have provided various light modes.


Kit includes:
  • Case: one alu plate+one FREE PE plate, top case, middle case, bottom case and brass weight.
  • PCB: switch PCB, USB-C daughter board(installed), RGB daughter board(installed) and JST cable.
  • Other parts: silicone pad, knob(installed), fastener of the knob, Bottom EVA foam(0.5mm thickness as a part of ESD protection), PORON® gasket x 16, screws(installed), silicone light diffusion strip(installed), and light-covering EVA foam(installed).

Price:
       USD$329 + Shipping

GB schedule:
       Stock sale with a limited quantity of 500+. GB will start at Mid-late January.
       Shipping will be estimated to complete in February.


Streams:
       We'll release typing video later.
       Production units are on the way to Production units are on the way to: Andy, Alexotos on Sunday, the 3rd of Jan and tiny, and the typing/building videos are scheduled to be released before the sale.
       Box opening: by Andy (starts from 3:46:30)
                           by Alexotos

       Building and typing stream: by Andy
                                                by Alexotos pt.1
                                                by Alexotos pt.2

                                                by Tiny [/size]
       Typing sound: by [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP04-hIk0Qw&ab_channel=AndyVNguyen]Andy - PE plate with standoffs [/url]
                            by Andy - Alu plate without standoffs
                            by Andy - Alu plate without standoffs with 1/8' foam (probably too thick)

Please join our Discord for discussions and questions!
« Last Edit: Fri, 15 January 2021, 11:35:04 by OwLab »

Offline OwLab

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 20:30:22 »
12/17 update 1: price&weight added;
12/19 update 2: added a FREE PE plate to the packaging list and pictures of colors;
12/20 update 3: added an album of LED strips gif;
12/23 update 4: added details of the manifest, a list of streamers and pics of e-white in the album;
12/27 update 5: added stream link of Andy and corrected the weight - should be 1.4 built instead of unbuilt;
1/1 update 6: added LNY color to celebrate the Lunar New Year;
1/5 update 7: added more streaming and typing vid links and updated the VIA customization of scroll;

to do:
  • More pics;
  • Details of the light strip;
  • Details of the encoder/scroll;
  • Typing sound, building process and other vids;
  • Info on the website/payment/sale date;
  • Start the sale
« Last Edit: Tue, 05 January 2021, 15:56:45 by OwLab »

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 20:34:51 »
glwgb! in for one

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 20:42:16 »
Whats the estimated price
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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 20:51:43 »
Whats the estimated price

around $320; I'll add it into the post.

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:02:35 »
Already got in on the Chinese GB raffle, can't wait for shipping next week!

T zong nb!

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:17:24 »
T zong Jia You,Voice qi fei ,wuhu

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:18:55 »
wow looks nice!

Offline OwLab

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:30:12 »
T zong Jia You,Voice qi fei ,wuhu
Can you say something everyone can understand?
« Last Edit: Wed, 16 December 2020, 03:15:02 by OwLab »

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:35:14 »
wow looks nice!
Glad you like it. Feel free to join our Discord to discuss about it.

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:41:38 »
the top design of the weight looks really nice, interesting implementation of the knob.

edit: what type of encoder does this use, and is there a press function?
« Last Edit: Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:52:46 by Chippy »
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline OwLab

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:51:41 »
the top design of the weight looks really nice, interesting implementation of the knob.
We are happy to bring some fresh stuff to the mkt :D

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 23:44:07 »
I normally hate knobs on boards, but this one seems to work and is intriguing for me. Definitely interested!

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 01:07:14 »
I normally hate knobs on boards, but this one seems to work and is intriguing for me. Definitely interested!
I'm glad to hear this, Feel free to join our Discord to discuss about it.

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 02:57:42 »
Wow! Amazing design!!

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 03:24:15 »
A 65% without a top right blocker? Nice!

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 04:29:02 »
Wow! Amazing design!!
Thanks for your love, we just want to make our own satisfactory keyboard

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 06:46:00 »
glwgb! in for one
Thank you for liking Voice65%  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 08:06:15 »
T zong  niupi  qifei  wuhu!

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 09:52:34 »
The knob design is very special

Offline OwLab

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 10:02:21 »
The knob design is very special
Glad you like it. Feel free to join our Discord to discuss about it.

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 11:08:41 »
Cool design!

Offline OwLab

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 11:12:07 »
Cool design!

glad you like it! Feel free to join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/7wFQVqsF82

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 11:21:42 »
For 320, that sounds pretty good
Nice job my friend

One suggestion I have is, maybe increasing the size of the brass weight. At this size it is only for decoration and does not serve as a real weight adder at all <3
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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 14:15:17 »
the top design of the weight looks really nice, interesting implementation of the knob.

edit: what type of encoder does this use, and is there a press function?

Here's the encoder that we have used: http://www.kailh.com/en/Products/Encoder/EN65/372.html and there is no press function.

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 14:17:33 »
For 320, that sounds pretty good
Nice job my friend

One suggestion I have is, maybe increasing the size of the brass weight. At this size it is only for decoration and does not serve as a real weight adder at all <3

Thanks for you suggestion! However all parts of the case have finished production and we are running the NA sale as in stock, we won't be able to change the design.
With that said, we will definitely consider increasing the size of the weight next time!

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 14:25:44 »
For 320, that sounds pretty good
Nice job my friend

One suggestion I have is, maybe increasing the size of the brass weight. At this size it is only for decoration and does not serve as a real weight adder at all <3

A bigger weight would be nice, but remember that'll just add to the price. Overall I agree though, for the price this is very nice & a project I'll be following!

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 15:55:40 »
For 320, that sounds pretty good
Nice job my friend

One suggestion I have is, maybe increasing the size of the brass weight. At this size it is only for decoration and does not serve as a real weight adder at all <3

A bigger weight would be nice, but remember that'll just add to the price. Overall I agree though, for the price this is very nice & a project I'll be following!

Thanks! It is more of a design choice instead of cost consideration. Unbuilt Voice65% weighs about 1.4-1.5kg and the finished build goes around 1.8kg. We think that is quite enough for a 65%.
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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 16:32:58 »
Very creative design. Way to go man, hope you design more keyboards in the future.

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 17:12:24 »
Very creative design. Way to go man, hope you design more keyboards in the future.

Thanks! We have set up a studio this year and for sure we will bring more designs!

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 21:02:05 »
Wow! Amazing design!!
Thanks for your love, we just want to make our own satisfactory keyboard
Yeah, can't wait to order Voice65.

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 21:13:44 »
A pleasant change of atmosphere

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 23:33:13 »
A pleasant change of atmosphere

It has been a long trial and error until we found the most reasonable implementation of the design and the price point.
That change did take a lot of time and consideration to happen, which we didn't expect in the beginning.
We are proud of it and glad you like it. :)

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 03:09:57 »
Very nice, i'm in!




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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 07:11:11 »
Very nice, i'm in!
Thank you so much for liking voice65%

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 07:37:25 »
Really like the side knob, it's a cool idea :)

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 09:49:06 »
Really like the side knob, it's a cool idea :)
I’m Glad You Like It.

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 09:56:24 »
looking forward to buying this hopefully

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 11:16:21 »
looking forward to buying this hopefully

We hope the 500 unit count will give everyone a fair chance.  ;D

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 15:37:01 »
Have a question, is the knob aluminum?

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:36:40 »
Have a question, is the knob aluminum?

Yes, it's 6063 Aluminum.

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 23:30:32 »
I have a question. Do all 3 color options have the same bottom color?

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 23:39:16 »
Is there a way to get it without the weight branding?

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 02:24:31 »
I have a question. Do all 3 color options have the same bottom color?
Yes the bottom case is the same for all colors.
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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 04:12:06 »
A neat design so far and the roller switch is a great idea.  Putting more than one roller on the board with some software to match could allow volume controls for separate devices which would be cool, or possibly one for volume and one for scroll.
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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 06:41:12 »
Is there a way to get it without the weight branding?
unfortunately we have manufactured all the weights so it is not possible

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 13:12:53 »
A neat design so far and the roller switch is a great idea.  Putting more than one roller on the board with some software to match could allow volume controls for separate devices which would be cool, or possibly one for volume and one for scroll.

That is a good idea! We'll def consider putting a few more roller/scroll and even try to place them in different positions next time. As for software, I recently bumped in one called MIDI2LR, which uses the MIDI function that is embedded in the QMK to control the Adobe Lightroom. Feel free to check it out on YouTube.

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 17:05:53 »
A neat design so far and the roller switch is a great idea.  Putting more than one roller on the board with some software to match could allow volume controls for separate devices which would be cool, or possibly one for volume and one for scroll.

That is a good idea! We'll def consider putting a few more roller/scroll and even try to place them in different positions next time. As for software, I recently bumped in one called MIDI2LR, which uses the MIDI function that is embedded in the QMK to control the Adobe Lightroom. Feel free to check it out on YouTube.

couldn't this also be done with layers?

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Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 17:40:34 »
boards like these make it hesitant to post a board for IC... awesome design my man good luck with the gb