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Offline Kasterborous

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[IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date 14th October!)
« on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 12:43:11 »
HEX.3Cv2

Plateless & O-ring Mounted 60%
With the release of our plateless 75% (HEX.4B) almost a year ago, we are happy to finally bring you the next iteration of our signature plateless o-ring mount in a smaller form-factor.
 

Introducing, the HEX.3Cv2
The 3Cv2 aims to harken back to the days where a humble PCB was all you needed for a great keyboard.




Plates? Never heard of emí
3Cv2 features a 1.2mm PCB (Powered by Mechloviní) that sits on 8 Viton O-rings, spaced out evenly across its surface area.
This method of mounting makes a plate unnecessary, while providing a comfortably flexible typing experience.

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The Puristís Choice
Designed to sound clean and unadulterated, your switches finally get to take center stage.
No acoustic mods required.
HEX.3Cv2 (Navy) with Gateron Milky Blacks Sound Test [ASMR] - YouTube

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Simplicity
Great effort was taken into making the assembly process as hassle-free as possible. The same no-frills approach was taken with the design aesthetic.
However, with no visible seams and a material contrast to boot, we consider this to be a visual upgrade from our first iteration of the 3C, 2 years ago.

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Compatibility
Even though this board is designed to be PCB-mounted, it is compatible with most universal 60% plates that are in the market.
This opens the option for further tuning of your 3Cv2.
Alps fans, rejoice! The PCB for 3Cv2 will be alps compatible too.
MX/Alps compatible plates in limited layouts will be sold along with the kit during GB.
 
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Underglow
Aside from providing a distinct sound signature, the sandblasted polycarbonate bottom case also provides great diffusion for some tasteful (or not) underglow RGB action.
Regardless of your preference, there will be 20 RGB LEDs under the PCB at your disposal. Use them as you please. 

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Specifications
Price(Estimate): 159USD~227SGD (Vendors prices might differ)
GB Dates: TBD
Effective Keyboard Height (EKH): 24.3mm
Dimensions: 292 x 110 x 33mm
Case weight: Roughly 1kg-ish built
Colours: Silver, Burgundy, Navy, Black
Case Layouts: WK, WKL, HHKB
Typing angle: 6.9 degrees
Vendors
[SEA] Hex.KB
[EU] EloquentClicks
[USA] Mechs&Co
[MENA] Sandkeys
[OCE]KeebzNCables
[UK]Protozoa
We're still looking for vendors to cover all regions! If you're interested, do reach out to Kasterborous#6969 on discord :D

Supported Layouts




Feedback
ne iso/hhkb/wkl/e-white avail?
Let us know:
The Googlest of Forms

Reviews/Streams(Will update hyperlinks when VODs are in):
Alexotos
Shoobs
Fatboychard

« Last Edit: Thu, 13 October 2022, 19:53:17 by Kasterborous »

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 12:46:02 »
pretty nice board make it cheap kaster

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 12:46:07 »
Can't wait for this one! I love you kaster  :p

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 12:46:21 »
Hi Kaster. Cool keyboard. Form doesn't work. Give ISO. Thanks.

Form works now, thanks Kaster GLWIC.
« Last Edit: Mon, 03 October 2022, 12:50:50 by Fraaaan »

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 12:47:54 »
Oh def goin Alps on the v2!

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 12:50:50 »
Hi Kaster. Cool keyboard. Form doesn't work. Give ISO. Thanks.

Try form again I did a stupid

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 12:52:04 »
That's hot  :cool:

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 12:55:29 »
Nice price, ne alu bottom avail?

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 12:58:55 »
I love plateless.

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 13:02:23 »
LETS ****ING GOOOOOOOO, LOVE YOU KASTER

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 13:15:55 »
Board looks pretty cool. Nice sound too

The only con for me is lack of weight, I'm not the biggest fan of PC casing.
Topre >>> MX

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 13:28:52 »
ankit told me this would be cute and he was right.

hhkb pls

thank you glwic

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 13:33:43 »
would love to see an hhkb option that I don't have to pay extra for

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 14:23:24 »
HHKB option please. Filled out IC  :thumb:

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 14:44:28 »
where IC?

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 15:18:15 »
damn, this rocks. pcb mount is great and you can't go wrong with a mechlovin pcb. alps compatibility is the cherry on top; at this price there's no reason not to grab some extra pcbs and maybe do an alps build down the road.

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 17:46:33 »
would love to see an hhkb option that I don't have to pay extra for

+1. This hobby is wasteful enough already, I really don't want to have to buy a WK top and store that somewhere that will never be used. If possible please consider selling hhkb and wkl variants instead of additional tops. :thumb:

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 18:27:17 »
Another +1 for hhkb option.

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 19:07:38 »
hex doesnt miss

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 21:25:02 »
Interested but only if a HHKB kit option is available at GB.

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 21:59:39 »
Yes ILY Kaster  :thumb:

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 04 October 2022, 00:45:59 »
putting my money down solely for dat 6.9 degrees typing angle  :p

gib hhkb pls

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 04 October 2022, 01:16:42 »
This is amazing...

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 04 October 2022, 08:21:49 »
Would love to see more soundtests with different switches and audio configs...

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 04 October 2022, 10:26:53 »
Nice price, ne alu bottom avail?
Hi Roo!
We're getting quotes before finalizing that option!

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Re: HEX.3Cv2
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 04 October 2022, 10:28:54 »
would love to see an hhkb option that I don't have to pay extra for

+1. This hobby is wasteful enough already, I really don't want to have to buy a WK top and store that somewhere that will never be used. If possible please consider selling hhkb and wkl variants instead of additional tops. :thumb:

We're definitely looking into that. Our initial intention was to be able to hit the MOQ easily for a single layout, while offering other layouts should people request them.
However with feedback in the IC and in the form, we're getting quotes from the factory to see if we are able to do all three layouts while keeping the 159USD target price point :)

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date Updated!)
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 04 October 2022, 10:29:31 »
Would love to see more soundtests with different switches and audio configs...

Alexotos' stream VOD has been updated in the IC  :thumb:

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (US, OCE, MENA Vendors added)
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 04 October 2022, 10:31:09 »
We're excited to announce that Mechs&Co, Sandkeys.me and KeebzNCables have joined us to provide support for the US, AU/NZ and MENA regions!

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (US, OCE, MENA Vendors added)
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 04 October 2022, 15:34:25 »
Would prefer a alu bottom and after seeing pics of the usb fallen off of a 4b in the hex discord. It makes me nervous, Iíve had **** luck and had 2 usb ports just fall off of 2 diff pcbs on gasket mount boards. I feel like a daughterboard should be added especially for plateless gasket mount

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (US, OCE, MENA Vendors added)
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 04 October 2022, 17:33:30 »
One more vote on hhkb layout

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (US, OCE, MENA Vendors added)
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 05 October 2022, 06:41:54 »
IC form filled, looks very promising so far.
+1 for hhkb

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (US, OCE, MENA Vendors added)
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 05 October 2022, 07:46:24 »
Quite the change from the V1!  Looks great.

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (US, OCE, MENA Vendors added)
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 05 October 2022, 11:21:22 »
IC filled. hhkb pls! :D
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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (US, OCE, MENA Vendors added)
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 05 October 2022, 11:45:52 »
IC Filled with, would love to see other tops and ISO support. Nice budget 60% ISO compat boards are not the easiest to come across :)

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (US, OCE, MENA Vendors added)
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 05 October 2022, 17:46:03 »
Please consider split space options. Thanks!

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Re: HEX.3Cv2 (US, OCE, MENA Vendors added)
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 05 October 2022, 18:18:22 »
Would prefer a alu bottom and after seeing pics of the usb fallen off of a 4b in the hex discord. It makes me nervous, Iíve had **** luck and had 2 usb ports just fall off of 2 diff pcbs on gasket mount boards. I feel like a daughterboard should be added especially for plateless gasket mount

I gotta read posts more carefully lol, didn't see it didn't have a DB. That's an insta dealbreaker for me. Sitting this one out.
Topre >>> MX

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (WKL, HHKB layouts confirmed, UK vendor added!)
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 08 October 2022, 10:50:43 »
We've brought Protozoa on board to cover UK!

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date TBD)
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 10 October 2022, 03:57:36 »
can't wait

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date TBD)
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 13 October 2022, 10:11:21 »
Looks awesome!!
HHKB ftw
hopefully there will be a option with a weight or something
diffuse those lights!

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 14 October 2022, 11:07:35 »
Hey, if I wanted one of these for a Katana60 or other custom 60% layout, could you provide the measurements for the PCB (or an outline footprint)?

And how much would it cost, if it were possible?

A number of my Katana60s are platelets and they feel great, but Iím intrigued by a plate less build WITH gaskets.

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 14 October 2022, 15:21:49 »
What sort of stabs does the alps plate support?

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 17 October 2022, 16:43:44 »
:)

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 23 October 2022, 04:08:53 »
What's the style option?? Are you offering Alu bottoms? Kind of excited, I'm not keen on the PC bottom either.

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 30 October 2022, 01:57:49 »
I figured it out on my own, thanks for the answer. 
Second question, hopefully won't be ignored... 
Does this case support a regular large o-ring mount with a plate? Where does the o-ring rest, if so.

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CHANGE THIS >>> (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 30 October 2022, 06:06:25 »
You should probably update the title of this thread... The GB date is TBD but on the title it's Oct 14th

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Re: CHANGE THIS >>> (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 30 October 2022, 06:30:38 »
You should probably update the title of this thread... The GB date is TBD but on the title it's Oct 14th

the GB started on the 14th...

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 30 October 2022, 07:49:53 »
Oh, so the first post still hasn't been updated, still TBD at the moment...

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 02 November 2022, 22:09:40 »
How does a regular pcb mount, regular tray mount?
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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 03 November 2022, 08:55:14 »
Love the pricing

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Re: [IC] HEX.3Cv2 (GB Date 14th October!)
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 04 December 2022, 12:19:00 »
plateless oring. interesting