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Offline keybsco

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[IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 08:02:15 »
*UPDATE* down below

Hey keybpeople, Cody from Keybs Co here. I'm trying to gauge public interest for the keyboard I've been working on before going to the prototyping phase.



Google Form: https://forms.gle/dGwXMekrsfbGGt7PA
Imgur Album: https://imgur.com/gallery/f5Pa0Tt

Case Top: Anodized or E-white Aluminum
Case Bottom: Brushed or Polished Brass or Aluminum
PCB: ANSI Layout, Hotswap or Non-Hotswap (QMK/VIA Support)
Plate: Brass or Aluminum (possibly more options depending on feedback)
Daughterboard: USB Type-C (JST cable connecting daughter to mainboard)

GB is TBD. Depending on interest it will most likely be around 2 months out. Ship date would then be 6 months after GB ends, give or take.
The GB will be hosted on our website, with no limit on units. You will also have the option to select extra PCB's and Plates. Hopefully I didn't miss anything, please let me know if I did.

Thanks for reading! Looking forward to reading all of your feedback!

*UPDATE* I've closed the google form and we have our winners for additional colors and plate options! The additional colors will be a Navy/Dark Blue, Rose Gold, and a Dark Red/Burgundy. The additional plate options will be POM, Polycarb, and possibly FR4. Will update later on the FR4 when/if it's a guarantee. Thank you to everybody who took the time to fill out the form!

*UPDATE* 3/18/21
Hey everybody, prototypes have been ordered! My initial timeline has delayed but I'm doing my best to get to the GB date as soon as possible, while still having a high quality keyboard. We've ordered a polished aluminum bottom and a brushed brass bottom to give an idea of both finishes, along with an anodized black top and E-white top. We also ordered plates in each material other than FR4. FR4 unfortunately was not an option from this manufacturer, and others we found where it was available just couldn't justify the cost. We are open to continue looking if anyone knows of a place, or there is enough interest in it, just shoot us a message!

*UPDATE* 4/4/21
Small update. Realized I forgot to post pricing in the last update. As of now we're looking at an MOQ of 30 pieces per bottom piece (30 Brass bottom & 30 Aluminum bottom) and still no limit. With this MOQ were targeting a price point of $450 USD for the Aluminum bottom kit, and $550 USD for the Brass bottom kit.
« Last Edit: Sun, 04 April 2021, 14:02:34 by keybsco »
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Offline goddream

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 08:04:03 »
looks like a vacuum machine
huh

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 08:25:51 »
It looks gorgeous to me! Interested.

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 08:35:45 »
That back is interesting to say the least.

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 08:37:20 »
That back is interesting to say the least.
But it's huge! That's gonna cost me my other kidney

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Offline ddrfraser1

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 08:39:05 »
I actually like this a lot. A little ducky shine 7 inspiration? Excellent job :thumb:

Offline bthezebra

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 09:23:01 »
love the matching sized blockers on the bottom row, that is always a winning aesthetic choice for me  :thumb:

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 10:47:11 »
You have an interesting concept going for you looking at the bottom piece, but 1 post count, no prototypes. I'm skeptical to say the least.

Offline ShiroMoria

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 10:51:59 »
From the side it looks like a spoiler and a diffuser from the bottom. :D But overall i like the look of it

Offline keybsco

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 11:31:55 »
You have an interesting concept going for you looking at the bottom piece, but 1 post count, no prototypes. I'm skeptical to say the least.

I completely understand where you're coming from. I'll be posting a lot of updates whenever something happens. This was just the initial IC to gauge interest
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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 13:27:52 »
The keycaps on the renders are just a wee bit too sus, but I like the design overall

Offline Chippy

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 16:35:55 »
That bottom is so different, I would recommend embedding some pics into your thread on here so people have easier access to them.
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline soloplayer

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 21:00:08 »
please offer WK bottom row with 7u spacebar supports
and CF plate
do you have exploded view? because this board interests me  :thumb:

Offline keybsco

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 22:03:40 »
please offer WK bottom row with 7u spacebar supports
and CF plate
do you have exploded view? because this board interests me  :thumb:

It is currently a 7u spacebar, but wk will be blocked and remapped. There is an exploded view in the imgur album
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Offline n1KKei

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 10:08:49 »
looks like a vacuum machine

My initial thoughts exactly! :D

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 11:40:42 »
i like the direction this back is going. excited to see how the prototyping goes!

Offline steebs

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 20:10:47 »
what is the effective height on that?

Offline yoboard

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 13:34:31 »
That is a very interesting butt.

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 17:07:29 »
THE BOTTOM  ;D ;D ;D ;D LOL
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Offline RicWatt

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 19:25:36 »
looks like a vacuum machine

I can not unsee this ever!

Offline Que7797

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 14:14:29 »
Definitely unique.

glwgb!

Offline Lysol_

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:22:39 »
concerned for the open spaces in the bottom base



Offline mcmaxmcmc

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:27:01 »
Will we get a toy forklift to lift this keyboard with?  ^-^

Offline 3yatt

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 18:35:57 »
Really dig the Bauer blockers on this. The backside is definitely interesting!

Offline Convergence

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 14:02:13 »
Love the aesthetic, very creative! Wish there was ISO support though.

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 21:07:31 »
Allow it to have split space please

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Offline paddyrick

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 03:16:45 »
Will WKL be optional?

Offline keybsco

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 05:16:50 »
Will WKL be optional?
This will not be optional as the blocker is built into the top piece
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Offline Yumelon

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Re: [IC] - KC 65% Gasket Mount
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 06:22:34 »
love it keeping my eye on this