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Title: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (11/09/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:07:05
Type K

tented ergo keyboard





(https://i.imgur.com/0ZEbEZt.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/CkvTW9P.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/4H4XGFu.png)

I've been wanting to have an Alice style keyboard for a while now but I wanted to change the layout to suit some of my typing habits and the idea of a tented version appealed to me.
The layout has been reworked from scratch but is still heavily influenced by the original Alice and I've incorporated a lot of design elements from the 7V.




0. CONTENTS




1. DETAILS



2. STATUS

(11/09/2021) - I have received the V4 prototype and will be testing various configurations. A photo of the wristrest to match the silver Type K has been added. Further modifications to the design have been planned and have been listed in the changelog section.

Due to all the requests for this to be run as a Group Buy, I have started a survey. You can access the form here. (https://forms.gle/8hDNVrZFkboLNnqr8)




3. VENDORS & PRICING


This will be sold through TypePlus (http://www.typeplus.net)
The pricing and number of units TBD.




4. PHOTOS

Light-coloured wristrest
(https://i.imgur.com/mlhNfj2.jpg)

V3 Prototype

(https://i.imgur.com/NWa0agH.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/tiQVSnp.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ACbsnma.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XeGWDb4.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/2gDlpI1.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/m2fIsli.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HyNMAlN.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/NgPP1w3.jpg)

V2 Prototype
(https://i.imgur.com/C3MFdQx.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/yYD5T12.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/2uamlZa.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Z3Cr5VP.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/mb7UCV8.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Dca0xc7.jpg)
 
V1 Prototype
More
(https://i.imgur.com/5AOjE6B.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/oNRMltz.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Y1GU9P1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/l9f5FOw.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/N8dmlgW.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/IPjsWoG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8xc47nz.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Ll1lHXV.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/2Gky7e4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ULQWVfC.jpg)





5. DESIGN CHANGELOG

V1 Prototype


V2 Prototype

V3 Protoype

V4 Protoype

V5 Protoype



6. FAQ


Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:07:45
Reserved
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: superdoedoe on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:08:39
Pls gib


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: would? on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:08:46
good god thats naughty
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: joecoolbob on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:08:59
Good Stuff
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: ilikerustoo on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:09:08
Cool!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: yoot on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:09:38
BUTT SEAM!!!!

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: myflowsocold on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:10:46
Really interesting! Def in


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: belgium_waffles on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:11:47
woo yeah
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: MonsterM on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:12:11
Oh my!!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: pengoot02 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:13:02
Gib
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: L-Ron on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:17:55
Love this, tenting might turn fake ergo into real ergo ;)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Shiro on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:18:17
nut
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: TeacherGeek on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:20:05
Yes!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Badmutha on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:20:50
Excited for this!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: lukelex on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:25:17
Finally someone running in-stock instead of the ****ty GB model. Will definitely grab one
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: HannibalChew on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:26:33
I'm all in.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: bard on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:31:35
any chance for a wrist rest with matching profile?
count me in!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Datastream on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:32:01
looking goood
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Okonomiyaki#2832 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:34:31
Definitely in for one.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Tarek on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:37:23
Wow that is beautiful. I noticed the site that will stock it has limited shipping. Will this be available to North Americans?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:40:40
Def interested. Hope it won't cost arm and a leg.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: aeryxz on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:43:22
Yeap gok. In
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: demonahz on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:44:04
this is porn. I want it!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Rawcco on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:47:10
Take my money gok. Again.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: kevinplus on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:49:57
Wew
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Dr_Bond on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:51:47
In! Definitely interested in a lighter color chosen too if expanding the limited color options, like silver or white but black is always safe.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: konstantin on Fri, 19 June 2020, 05:29:49
Very interesting concept. I have to say I'm a fan of the 2.75u space on the left side, as well as the 7V-style weight. I'll be following this for sure.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: sirieous on Fri, 19 June 2020, 05:30:21
Looks stunning

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: heartbreak on Fri, 19 June 2020, 05:37:03
Keeping an eye on this for other color ways!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: terrad on Fri, 19 June 2020, 05:42:23
Wow. Definitely in!

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: pleasega on Fri, 19 June 2020, 05:42:49
looks amazing!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Fri, 19 June 2020, 05:45:42
nice
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: goddream on Fri, 19 June 2020, 05:49:56
yes this is it
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Dafraz117 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 05:50:38
Interested


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Fri, 19 June 2020, 05:51:35
Take my money gok. Again.
I missed out on giving you money for the 7V. But I really hope not this time again.

IíLL BE BACK, HE-MAN!! AND THEN _IíLL_ PAY!! <Skeletor laugh fading into the distance.>


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Jinho on Fri, 19 June 2020, 06:25:42
this is v sick and the idea of doing an in-stock sale is great, but if there isn't a decent amount of stock, i feel like this will go out of stock instantly and then sell on market for 2-4x the price lol
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: zekth on Fri, 19 June 2020, 06:26:08
Totally in for this!!!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Fri, 19 June 2020, 06:26:42
this is v sick and the idea of doing an in-stock sale is great, but if there isn't a decent amount of stock, i feel like this will go out of stock instantly and then sell on market for 2-4x the price lol

Good point.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: visfrancesco on Fri, 19 June 2020, 06:32:55
100% in for this, also a custom wristrest would be great
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: hung_aus on Fri, 19 June 2020, 06:51:49
this is beautiful and you definitely have a buyer in me. I joined the 7V GB and regretted not purchasing black PVD extras, will they also be offered for Type K?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Dafraz117 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 07:03:15
If Darth Vader was a keyboard enthusiast, this would be his endgame. Does it have an overhanging nose like the tengu? Maybe sandblasted stainless weight for those of us that constantly finger F their keyboard on our desk?


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Solotov on Fri, 19 June 2020, 07:07:03
Holy ****. Hope I can get one.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: 7empest on Fri, 19 June 2020, 07:13:26
yessssss....... now this is a board i can get behind! this thing is beautiful! I love how your are doing these weights as well. Like the 7V, it just looks so classy. Great work! Cant wait for GB
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: YMwoo on Fri, 19 June 2020, 07:22:14
looks very great and unique!
would love navy/white color options. also would love to have option to have arrow cluster on the bottom right instead of the 1.5u Ctrl (Always thought the gap is too big on alice layout)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: BaltO on Fri, 19 June 2020, 07:40:19
I'm in, hopefully there will be a decent amount of stock for this :^)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: mbsurfer on Fri, 19 June 2020, 07:42:34
This sounds like a dream come true! I'll wait to hear more about the price point though.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: eniigma on Fri, 19 June 2020, 07:56:52
hell yea

looks sick
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: zekkin on Fri, 19 June 2020, 07:57:00
Looking really nice. Hope to get a chance to type on one of these.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: dnmtbr on Fri, 19 June 2020, 07:57:19
Love the idea, but the layout changes are horrible imo.  You should at least offer compatibility for the standard layout people are used to.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: dallman5 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 08:18:51
This is a really cool concept and Iím very interested!

The one thing that would keep me from buying this would be the right shift. Iíve been using the Alice layout since the original GB shipped out and never thought that Fn was too far away, it works perfectly with my muscle memory from standard layout split shift boards. The renders as they currently stand look very cramped over there. I also feel like aesthetically 2.75u would look better because then you have that same stepped effect mirrored on both sides. Finally, and my eyes might be playing tricks on me so correct me if Iím wrong, but the left half of the board looks longer than the right, so maybe this would make them more even?

In spite of my grievances, Iím looking forward to more details about price and availability  :thumb:


Edit: just a minor afterthought but a lot of keysets have moved away from ISO (1.25u shift) and second 2.25u right shift in the base kit which is unfortunate for compatibility as well
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: roguesystem087 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 08:20:54
now this is dope af, i can't for u to move this to gb :3 hopefully this IC won't be as long
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: MrFixIT12 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 08:27:55
Count me in
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: foysauce_ on Fri, 19 June 2020, 08:38:00
COME ON THIS IS TOO MANY GOOD IC'S IN A ROW. WE HAVE WALLETS YOU KNOW.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Shell058 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 08:42:50
very interested in this, count me in
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: FinalEleven on Fri, 19 June 2020, 08:47:31
Very yes.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: AfroMax on Fri, 19 June 2020, 08:53:36
i hope there will be enough units for all will there be a chance to make the run like the v7 the more people buy the more will be made ?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: zlalaman2 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 08:55:56
Do want

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: break on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:01:55
This is a really cool concept and Iím very interested!

The one thing that would keep me from buying this would be the right shift. Iíve been using the Alice layout since the original GB shipped out and never thought that Fn was too far away, it works perfectly with my muscle memory from standard layout split shift boards. The renders as they currently stand look very cramped over there. I also feel like aesthetically 2.75u would look better because then you have that same stepped effect mirrored on both sides. Finally, and my eyes might be playing tricks on me so correct me if Iím wrong, but the left half of the board looks longer than the right, so maybe this would make them more even?

In spite of my grievances, Iím looking forward to more details about price and availability  :thumb:


Edit: just a minor afterthought but a lot of keysets have moved away from ISO (1.25u shift) and second 2.25u right shift in the base kit which is unfortunate for compatibility as well

Fantastic point dallman on the right shift, I didn't catch that at first. Ideally folks could obtain support for this board through GMK Noel's 40s kit - which includes both split space and ISO shift - but a base + 40s package still wouldn't provide the full shift some may want for this board.

Edit - after I wrote this someone pointed out that both GMK Masterpiece and GMK Midnight Rainbow have two 2.25u Shifts in the base kit. My bad!

That said, this board reminds me of the MS Ergo I ran into the ground before my first mechkey. I really hope to hear more about the right shift.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Crack85 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:05:54
Looks sick

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: NotYeMK on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:06:42
This would make a fine addition to my collection.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Macmutant on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:11:03
This looks like it will be super comfortable to type on. Definitely interested to follow progress.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: kidpid on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:19:20
Interested. Any chance for black PVD on the SS weight for that full murdered-out look?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: thecyangiant on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:22:43
Very interested! Will the PCB has ESD protection? I'm personally a right thumb spacebar kinda guy, but would be willing to forgo not having the long bar on that side for this.

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: nu_types on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:28:34
My brain automatically read the title as k-type... But this is much better lol. Very interested!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: i luv chuletas on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:41:35
Man this is sick af.
Depending on how many seconds it takes to sell this out, would you consider running this afterwards on a more standard gb format? Just to give everyone a chance to get in on this beauty.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: d4vid4f on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:43:02
Yes please~
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: MKBGeek on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:54:58
Gief!  ;D
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: villagepillage on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:02:44
Missing the Vtec key
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Dafraz117 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:03:02
Really hope larger quantities will be done. Donít want to miss out on this.


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Crack85 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:04:18
Amazing

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: hkhawk on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:19:14
I love all the design elements from the 7v being incorporated, I want this!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: NRbigfoot on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:22:28
This looks awesome, hope I get a chance to buy one. Really liking the 2.75u on the left as well
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: leexy on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:26:25
just like 7v, the general reaction after price reveal:

 (https://media1.tenor.com/images/fcdb732f1bd4368674b2d73f448b69c8/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: MMMike on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:28:06
Love the idea, but the layout changes are horrible imo.  You should at least offer compatibility for the standard layout people are used to.

Good thing no one is forcing you to buy
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Zeelobby on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:28:13
just like 7v, the general reaction after price reveal:

 
Show Image
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/fcdb732f1bd4368674b2d73f448b69c8/tenor.gif)

Really. Feel like a lot of people still got on 7V. Don't think numbers were ever announced.

That said I'd pay more for this. Pretty novel take honestly.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: i luv chuletas on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:44:21
just like 7v, the general reaction after price reveal:

 
Show Image
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/fcdb732f1bd4368674b2d73f448b69c8/tenor.gif)


Really? Outside of PVD, I didn't think the price was bad on it given what it was?

Regardless, I just hope we get a good amount of these to be able to get one. I always thought Alices should be tented in the middle, so this is a sort of dream board for me.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: takehiro on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:57:52
gb plzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: KetchyKech on Fri, 19 June 2020, 10:58:31
I didn't know I needed this until now  :eek:

Do want!

+1 on wrist rest to match the profile
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: mr.bean on Fri, 19 June 2020, 11:07:53
take my money
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: ITAPurplerain on Fri, 19 June 2020, 11:09:41
Good stuff! Definitely interested.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: sctang on Fri, 19 June 2020, 11:25:03
Perfection... make sure to order about 500 units please  ;D
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Mekanist on Fri, 19 June 2020, 11:25:17
Im really liking the sharp angle case design. Can't speak to the layout though as im not too fond of alice style layouts, but this looks really nice.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: KingOfMemes on Fri, 19 June 2020, 11:32:02
I need this
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: bobdenard on Fri, 19 June 2020, 12:08:36
This looks so good! Like a stealth bomber... I had to pass on 7V unfortunately but Iíll be there for this one!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: ITSme_STAR on Fri, 19 June 2020, 12:58:37
I am really interested in this keyboard, hope to get my hands on one of them 🤞🏻
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Vadurr on Fri, 19 June 2020, 13:02:27
Love this. Also have never typed on a tented keeb. What are the chances that it might have a hollow sound due to the empty space?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: planccck on Fri, 19 June 2020, 13:09:54
Very much interested. Looks amazing
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: 7osh on Fri, 19 June 2020, 14:00:30
That's exactly what I was looking for. :eek: I want this so much!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Popopro on Fri, 19 June 2020, 14:15:12
real nice. glwic.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: treeleaf64 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 14:20:48
Good I like it :)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Hadi on Fri, 19 June 2020, 14:42:08
I knew 7V was a distraction.

Real talk, I agree with others regarding the weird Right Shift/FN configuration, and don't see a reason to not support Left Spacebar/GUI other than personal preference.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 19 June 2020, 14:49:01
This is a really cool concept and Iím very interested!

The one thing that would keep me from buying this would be the right shift. Iíve been using the Alice layout since the original GB shipped out and never thought that Fn was too far away, it works perfectly with my muscle memory from standard layout split shift boards. The renders as they currently stand look very cramped over there. I also feel like aesthetically 2.75u would look better because then you have that same stepped effect mirrored on both sides. Finally, and my eyes might be playing tricks on me so correct me if Iím wrong, but the left half of the board looks longer than the right, so maybe this would make them more even?

In spite of my grievances, Iím looking forward to more details about price and availability  :thumb:


Edit: just a minor afterthought but a lot of keysets have moved away from ISO (1.25u shift) and second 2.25u right shift in the base kit which is unfortunate for compatibility as well
Maybe my hands are tiny but I still find the fn too far away. I prefer it the wys I currently have it because it brings the control closer as well.
Regarding keycap compatibility, there are still a lot of base kits that provide ISO shifts and in sets like Nautilus R2, there is a short shift in the 40s kit which has the spacebars and the extra B key that you'd want.
Title: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: synthtastic on Fri, 19 June 2020, 15:00:52
Morning Wood Alice

Looks real nice!!!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Peiweisgreat on Fri, 19 June 2020, 15:02:36
Honestly probably my favorite board I've seen go into IC this year. I have high hopes in this project.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: alphabirth on Fri, 19 June 2020, 16:15:21
Yowza!  So many hot boards coming out in recent days--it's not fair for my wallet!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: keys on Fri, 19 June 2020, 16:18:02
This is the board I've been waiting for! cant wait
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: dydy124 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 16:21:21
Yes
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Poesjuh on Fri, 19 June 2020, 17:07:43
Just imagine if keycap sets would all still include short 1.25u shift, all questions about keycap compatibility would be a non-issue.

Nice project! Interesting design for sure and I applaud your choice to move the left spacebar because thatís where you hit it.


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: CodeMayhem on Fri, 19 June 2020, 19:15:30
dammit. i had this idea but i can't render or 3d model ****. looks dope as ****. nice work.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: chriszhu on Fri, 19 June 2020, 19:45:58
Looks amazing!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: xriccix on Fri, 19 June 2020, 20:12:22
Yes please!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: dantambok on Fri, 19 June 2020, 20:53:48
very nice gok.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: mrkantz on Fri, 19 June 2020, 21:25:44
This looks amazing!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: cdhoffmann on Fri, 19 June 2020, 23:27:22
This **** is just so damn good looking. Handsome af


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: kokugatsu on Fri, 19 June 2020, 23:41:40
Esrille New but polished, i love it
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: fabijolo on Sat, 20 June 2020, 00:18:35
This is so cool, you can definitely count me in on that one.
I'm absolutely loving the way it's bend, this will make for the ultimate ergo experience :thumb:
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: keuhdall on Sat, 20 June 2020, 00:19:35
Really LOVE the tenting, wish I could see more on ergo keyboards !!
I'm not a big fan of the Alice layout, so I might pass on this one, but a 65-75% version would be instabuy.
Overall keyboard looks awesome, very nice job you did there !
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: kohalified on Sat, 20 June 2020, 01:09:07
plz gib
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: hkhawk on Sat, 20 June 2020, 02:00:35
It's beautiful, love the family resemblance to the 7v. A tented wrist wrest would be really cool.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: lenznel on Sat, 20 June 2020, 03:42:08
Interested!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: vannams on Sat, 20 June 2020, 05:46:56
thank you for the larger left space  :thumb:
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: stoffelduss on Sat, 20 June 2020, 06:10:35
looks good!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: endjy on Sat, 20 June 2020, 07:22:14
Wow, this is soooo interesting and I want it already!!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: syke on Sat, 20 June 2020, 07:24:47
subbed. Like the look of it. But it is really going to be tough trying to gather a set of keycaps that could work for this layout. It would be great if a more standardised format could be used. Otherwise, it is going to be very limiting, money wise and availability wise.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Poesjuh on Sat, 20 June 2020, 10:03:26
Esrille New but polished, i love it
If that is a comparison, then this board is a smaller polished version of the Microsoft Sculpt


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: N0GLUT0N on Sat, 20 June 2020, 12:25:55
need
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Soms on Sat, 20 June 2020, 12:38:12
Very interested! Will there be a separate vendor for USA/Canada?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Sup on Sat, 20 June 2020, 12:39:55
Very nice i would definitely jump on this.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Findecanor on Sat, 20 June 2020, 12:55:42
Esrille New but polished, i love it
IMHO, the only thing common between this and Esrille New is that both of them are tented.

Edit: Freudian slip. gah.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: myyrddraal on Sat, 20 June 2020, 13:24:31
Too small tenting. I'd need at least 30 degree. Otherwise big kudos for the idea. Big improvement on the usability.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: zoo on Sat, 20 June 2020, 14:23:10
Cybertruck vibes. The mid section looks thiccc.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: are2dcrz on Sat, 20 June 2020, 14:29:43
wow, i really like this design for ergonomics
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: maxbro on Sat, 20 June 2020, 15:39:41
Oh good lord. I want this so... so bad. Please make a bunch because you will sell out no matter how many you make.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gutsack on Sat, 20 June 2020, 17:55:45
If I donít get this Iím throwing away all my other boards and quitting.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Sat, 20 June 2020, 19:44:07
Arggh, this is sickeningly beautiful. Vary good job sir. I hope I get one  :thumb:
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gSchwinge on Sat, 20 June 2020, 22:03:50
So excited!  I think your (now signature? ) weight design compliments this board even more than on the 7v.  I hope this is a huge success for you! 
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: chillwow on Sat, 20 June 2020, 22:28:59
Do you plan to engrave calligraphy fonts? Like Alice
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: fropsie on Sat, 20 June 2020, 22:50:02
Hell. Fricken. Yes.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 20 June 2020, 23:01:01
Do you plan to engrave calligraphy fonts? Like Alice
I don't think I will do something calligraphic since it doesn't suit the knight rider reference or the stealth bomber look but I will consider doing some sort of engraving.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: paqji on Sat, 20 June 2020, 23:51:25
i would like to chip in how awesome this is, this is the kind of progression in mechkeebs i wanna see! hoping i get the chance to type on one in the future.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Ashento on Sun, 21 June 2020, 01:08:24
Looking forward to this.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: BuildingKeys on Sun, 21 June 2020, 02:44:28
Looks awesome!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: syke on Sun, 21 June 2020, 05:18:56
Does anyone feel there would be issues with Alpha columns Q & P? Seems a stretch trying get the pinkie dinner there. Would an in between angle be better?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: walie on Sun, 21 June 2020, 09:18:58
Finally someone running in-stock instead of the ****ty GB model. Will definitely grab one

Lmfao itís gonna be limited stock. Gonna sell out in 30 seconds.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: koenfi on Sun, 21 June 2020, 09:41:38
It looks amazing! :eek: definitely interested, hopefully I can get my hands on one!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: BuddhaBen on Sun, 21 June 2020, 10:40:53
Those photos are real? Prototype already done? They dont look like renders?

After buying 7V, the matching aesthetic of the design in this is a must buy for me.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: lukelex on Sun, 21 June 2020, 12:11:20
Finally someone running in-stock instead of the ****ty GB model. Will definitely grab one

Lmfao itís gonna be limited stock. Gonna sell out in 30 seconds.
I'd rather try my luck with limited stock than hand my money over and maybe get a board 1 year later.

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Zeelobby on Sun, 21 June 2020, 12:29:04
Finally someone running in-stock instead of the ****ty GB model. Will definitely grab one

Lmfao itís gonna be limited stock. Gonna sell out in 30 seconds.
I'd rather try my luck with limited stock than hand my money over and maybe get a board 1 year later.

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I mean really most GBs deliver. Very few have failed, especially as of late. And it's usually 6 months at most. Not a year. GB is an awesome thing for the community, especially unlimited ones that give someone an actual chance for an awesome board. Especially beginners.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Obamas Mama on Sun, 21 June 2020, 13:04:39
Please god don't let it be limited.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: AdrianMan on Sun, 21 June 2020, 13:57:49
Want one too, worried I might not get a spot :(

Please big inventory or GB
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: limenx on Sun, 21 June 2020, 15:38:50
I missed out on the 7V, hopefully I can get my hands on one of these.

Interesting split PCB design, out of curiosity how are both sides bridged together?
Title: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: bobdenard on Sun, 21 June 2020, 16:16:30
Itís obvious this is garnering a lot of interest, so really hoping there will be enough for everyone
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: KingOfMemes on Sun, 21 June 2020, 16:25:09
Itís obvious this is garnering a lot of interest, so really hoping there will be enough for everyone
inb4 50 units fcfs
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Sun, 21 June 2020, 16:39:14
Gok, you say the mounting method is top mount, and you will experiment in later iterations - so we can hope there will be later iterations..?

Also, I noticed the bottom piece of the case is dark dyed PC. I went back and checked on the GB (I wasnít lucky enough to snag a 7V) and didnít see anything about a PC bottom. PC isnít really cheaper to manufacture than alu, so I was wondering, whatís your aim here? Typing sound?


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 21 June 2020, 17:01:38
Gok, you say the mounting method is top mount, and you will experiment in later iterations - so we can hope there will be later iterations..?

Also, I noticed the bottom piece of the case is dark dyed PC. I went back and checked on the GB (I wasnít lucky enough to snag a 7V) and didnít see anything about a PC bottom. PC isnít really cheaper to manufacture than alu, so I was wondering, whatís your aim here? Typing sound?


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One is to make it lighter since a tented bottom would make it way too heavy and the other is to light the gap between the aluminium top and stainless steel weight.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Sun, 21 June 2020, 19:49:59
Gok, you say the mounting method is top mount, and you will experiment in later iterations - so we can hope there will be later iterations..?

Also, I noticed the bottom piece of the case is dark dyed PC. I went back and checked on the GB (I wasnít lucky enough to snag a 7V) and didnít see anything about a PC bottom. PC isnít really cheaper to manufacture than alu, so I was wondering, whatís your aim here? Typing sound?


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One is to make it lighter since a tented bottom would make it way too heavy and the other is to light the gap between the aluminium top and stainless steel weight.
Great, thanks.


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gnho on Sun, 21 June 2020, 20:22:57
Is it possible to move the red led to the middle? I'm really digging this night rider theme. I know it may require some internal wiring from the pcb...

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 21 June 2020, 20:35:16
Is it possible to move the red led to the middle? I'm really digging this night rider theme. I know it may require some internal wiring from the pcb...

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The zooming lights are meant to be on the back.. Having that sort of effect on the front would be a bit much in my opinion.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gnho on Sun, 21 June 2020, 20:42:31


Is it possible to move the red led to the middle? I'm really digging this night rider theme. I know it may require some internal wiring from the pcb...

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The zooming lights are meant to be on the back.. Having that sort of effect on the front would be a bit much in my opinion.

I thought was at the bottom left corner. Yeah it could be too much but people can turn it off, no? Maybe it can do a flash when it's plugged in like how Planck has a sound effect? I know I'm being silly here.

Anyway I'm pro in stock product and would definitely be following this.

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 21 June 2020, 21:39:33


Is it possible to move the red led to the middle? I'm really digging this night rider theme. I know it may require some internal wiring from the pcb...

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The zooming lights are meant to be on the back.. Having that sort of effect on the front would be a bit much in my opinion.

I thought was at the bottom left corner. Yeah it could be too much but people can turn it off, no? Maybe it can do a flash when it's plugged in like how Planck has a sound effect? I know I'm being silly here.

Anyway I'm pro in stock product and would definitely be following this.

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The ones on the left are indicator Leds which is separate.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Zephyraeon on Mon, 22 June 2020, 05:02:43
This looks so good! I might have to break my 'only one board per colour' rule and pick this up. I can see now why you only wanted to do it in black, fits the night rider theme amazingly.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Zurg Eon on Mon, 22 June 2020, 10:08:33
This is hot, I'll start saving. I'm an exclusive left spacebar user so I like that change. I'm also a fan of the polycarb bottom, there's a limit to how heavy a board needs to be.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: singabore on Mon, 22 June 2020, 12:24:23
the left spacebar hells yeah
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Keyjus on Mon, 22 June 2020, 13:30:04
Is there a discord server for more information?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Krzew on Mon, 22 June 2020, 15:06:40
always wanted to try alice layout, but this one is something else. very interested as left thumb spacebar user
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: amuri99 on Mon, 22 June 2020, 19:49:50
I fell in love with this keyboard at first sight.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: ctrl.alt.deee on Tue, 23 June 2020, 01:31:07
Relatively new to the custom keyboard community. I've joined 2 groupbuys, one of which was the 7V.
After seeing this post, I can confirm that 2 out of the first 3 custom keyboards I will own will be designed by gok.
So thank you for destroying my wallet gok!  :'( :thumb:
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Rynxe on Tue, 23 June 2020, 04:06:28
Is there a discord server for more information?

I second this question.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: vi0till on Tue, 23 June 2020, 04:08:31
Is there a discord server for more information?

I second this question.
I dont have the link, but you can join deskeys discord.

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Rynxe on Tue, 23 June 2020, 04:12:21
Is there a discord server for more information?

I second this question.
I dont have the link, but you can join deskeys discord.

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Noted, thanks!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: platypusduck on Tue, 23 June 2020, 23:17:26
Yes.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: kabocha on Wed, 24 June 2020, 01:13:38
Yes. I need this in my life.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Bax on Wed, 24 June 2020, 08:23:33
Only Alice I've ever wanted to buy
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Wed, 24 June 2020, 12:08:38
Team Aergo, but I like this
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Wed, 24 June 2020, 12:13:44
I've already pretty much said this but... man, this is epic. Drool  ;D

Would love to see more renders of different colors and keycap combos!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: RaiKami on Wed, 24 June 2020, 14:55:58
What keycaps are used on the render?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 24 June 2020, 15:14:42
What keycaps are used on the render?
It's just the white on black colourway. You can get GMK White on Black from Drop.com (http://Drop.com) or the Enjoypbt Abs version from KBDfans.
My vote would be for the GMK version.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: jedidood on Wed, 24 June 2020, 15:59:20
I love the tented design, might be in for this. Wondering how much I will miss the arrow keys...
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: endjy on Wed, 24 June 2020, 20:20:23
It just looks like a B2 Boomer!!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: KRY2SOON on Thu, 25 June 2020, 00:21:56
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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: afluffybubble on Thu, 25 June 2020, 01:25:42
This looks amazing! Cant wait to try and grab one :P
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: kergium on Thu, 25 June 2020, 01:40:29
oh god...
Time to save up.

I love this board, probably going to get it as my first alice.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: leexy on Thu, 25 June 2020, 01:51:03
Itís obvious this is garnering a lot of interest, so really hoping there will be enough for everyone
inb4 50 units fcfs

sold out in? 1 sec

lol
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Tre3Cycl3S on Thu, 25 June 2020, 04:36:55
This is such a cool design, I am definitely very very interested! :)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: syke on Thu, 25 June 2020, 05:11:49
Arrows keys please.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: FaKe_VirTual on Thu, 25 June 2020, 06:06:18
Count me in!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: ferociousfox on Thu, 25 June 2020, 11:36:23
First off, I freaking love this!! I am a big fan of the alice layout and have a Rukia on order. My only complaint with this is the spacebars are opposite of the alice(and all other clones) layout. I would love to see the space bars/mods flipped so the thumb fn key is on the left hand. Maybe that is just preference? Maybe because I am a right hand space bar user? That aside, the addition of more COOL LOOKING ergo layouts in the community are making my wrists and eyes very happy!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: KingOfMemes on Thu, 25 June 2020, 12:44:01
Itís obvious this is garnering a lot of interest, so really hoping there will be enough for everyone
inb4 50 units fcfs

sold out in? 1 sec

lol
I love a good race  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: konstantin on Thu, 25 June 2020, 18:56:14


First off, I freaking love this!! I am a big fan of the alice layout and have a Rukia on order. My only complaint with this is the spacebars are opposite of the alice(and all other clones) layout. I would love to see the space bars/mods flipped so the thumb fn key is on the left hand. Maybe that is just preference? Maybe because I am a right hand space bar user? That aside, the addition of more COOL LOOKING ergo layouts in the community are making my wrists and eyes very happy!

Indeed, it's because you're a right thumb space user. Us lefties would prefer it stay the way it is. But hopefully you should be good with the 1u+2.25u right space configuration?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Zilleon on Fri, 26 June 2020, 00:48:25
Hope I can get one!
Sounds like it is gonna be hard though...

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Aevyn on Fri, 26 June 2020, 02:55:52


First off, I freaking love this!! I am a big fan of the alice layout and have a Rukia on order. My only complaint with this is the spacebars are opposite of the alice(and all other clones) layout. I would love to see the space bars/mods flipped so the thumb fn key is on the left hand. Maybe that is just preference? Maybe because I am a right hand space bar user? That aside, the addition of more COOL LOOKING ergo layouts in the community are making my wrists and eyes very happy!

Indeed, it's because you're a right thumb space user. Us lefties would prefer it stay the way it is. But hopefully you should be good with the 1u+2.25u right space configuration?
As a lefty and a gamer I've found no issues using the smaller spacebar. I personally set right spacebar to backspace so it's easier for me to type.

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: newQuestioner on Sat, 27 June 2020, 20:30:59
I know it's still early, but are there any rough estimates as to the price?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 28 June 2020, 00:09:12
I know it's still early, but are there any rough estimates as to the price?
Information will be posted in the OP when ready.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: beekey on Sun, 28 June 2020, 03:23:21
Mentioned 3-4 times already, and I would like to +1 on it: fitting wrist rest would be awesome.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Sun, 28 June 2020, 04:30:59
Mentioned 3-4 times already, and I would like to +1 on it: fitting wrist rest would be awesome.
+1 for me too. I asked for a wrist rest for Gondoís Sagittarius, but I canít remember doing so here.

...and IMO this is a very classy design, but if Iím feeling silly, I may want some Knight Rider dashboard key artisans..? Maybe Turbo Boost instead of Escape, and Super Pursuit Mode for Tab..?


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: ramnes on Sun, 28 June 2020, 06:09:33
Woooaaaw
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Curin Derwin on Tue, 30 June 2020, 05:41:37
I like the idea. Def in on this. It brings the angling of the Microsoft Natural 4000 with the function of Alice.

What layouts are you offering?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: TameFlame on Tue, 30 June 2020, 17:37:50
This concept is very appealing to me - my aesthetic senses are pleased, but is there any factual basis for the tented layout in regards to ergonomics, or is it purely for flair?
I'm partial to believe, we have somewhat similar typing habits, based on your deviations from the standard Alice layout - which I can only give a large thumbs up.

I'd be very interested in the possibility of participating in a groupbuy, but realistically only with a European or possibly Chinese vendor.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 30 June 2020, 19:36:35
This concept is very appealing to me - my aesthetic senses are pleased, but is there any factual basis for the tented layout in regards to ergonomics, or is it purely for flair?
I'm partial to believe, we have somewhat similar typing habits, based on your deviations from the standard Alice layout - which I can only give a large thumbs up.

I'd be very interested in the possibility of participating in a groupbuy, but realistically only with a European or possibly Chinese vendor.
I tend to design things based on personal preferences so with regards to ergonomics, it won't be anything scientific. I will be comparing the tenting against a standard Alice layout board to see in which direction I want to head in or whether I need to make any adjustments to the layout.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: bobdenard on Wed, 01 July 2020, 02:38:13
Given whatís happening these days (NK65 and Primus crashing and selling out in two minutes), I strongly suggest you take the group buy route instead or I predict a lot of people are going to be disappointed. I know this will be more expensive but still, designers seem to underestimate the new popularity of this hobby.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: chale_moore on Wed, 01 July 2020, 03:11:54
The product looks very good, I am excited to do it. But I am wondering if it will be suitable for fast typing.
Title: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Wed, 01 July 2020, 03:22:53
Given whatís happening these days (NK65 and Primus crashing and selling out in two minutes), I strongly suggest you take the group buy route instead or I predict a lot of people are going to be disappointed. I know this will be more expensive but still, designers seem to underestimate the new popularity of this hobby.
Iím a bit taken aback by the Primus quick sell-out as well. But Iím a relative newcomer, so maybe Iím part of whatís causing pain here.

I think Louis / IlumKB had something like 650 slots, though I donít know how many slots he reserved for the upcoming Taeha Types stream. And most of Europe / America was asleep too!

GB sounds good, or repeated batches of 100 / 200 units every month for a few months. It depends on how much work Deskeys and Gok can put into making up orders repeatedly.

I guess Gok will really want some time to design new boards too. Weíd want that as well.

Gok, can we clone you?

Or maybe we need you to be the next Mekanisk / Rama?! (...hopefully slightly quicker than Rama at present.)


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Wed, 01 July 2020, 08:59:16
Agreed, I'd like this to be addressed as well. I know we're not targeting people entering into the hobby with board like this. However, (1) given how much interested have been provided in short amount of time and (2) endless r/mm flip potential, I think it would be better to not make it in-stock sale. I realize this would make things more complicated, but FOMO is way too big currently.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Zeelobby on Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:29:10
I mean the reality is we aren't gonna see this til probably mid next year. It might be totally different by then.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 01 July 2020, 15:37:57
I won't be able to increase the number of units that are run each time because the manufacturer has said that its a very difficult design to machine due to the number of internal fillets and angle changes and have recommended that I limit the number of units for my sake and theirs.

With that said, I'd be open to run this design a few times as long as it doesn't hinder the development of other things I want to run.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: KingOfMemes on Wed, 01 July 2020, 15:52:42
I won't be able to increase the number of units that are run each time because the manufacturer has said that its a very difficult design to machine due to the number of internal fillets and angle changes and have recommended that I limit the number of units for my sake and theirs.

With that said, I'd be open to run this design a few times as long as it doesn't hinder the development of other things I want to run.
Yeah, I'd rather production numbers be low to make sure the entire process goes smoothly and stays on schedule
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: KeebOnMe on Wed, 01 July 2020, 16:18:57
Everything looks great, hope to be a part of the group buy!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: hkhawk on Wed, 01 July 2020, 18:20:05
I won't be able to increase the number of units that are run each time because the manufacturer has said that its a very difficult design to machine due to the number of internal fillets and angle changes and have recommended that I limit the number of units for my sake and theirs.

With that said, I'd be open to run this design a few times as long as it doesn't hinder the development of other things I want to run.

What about a raffle then?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:10:28
I won't be able to increase the number of units that are run each time because the manufacturer has said that its a very difficult design to machine due to the number of internal fillets and angle changes and have recommended that I limit the number of units for my sake and theirs.

With that said, I'd be open to run this design a few times as long as it doesn't hinder the development of other things I want to run.

What about a raffle then?
I'm thinking of having split with fcfs, raffle and a small number a a vickrey.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Axariel on Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:55:27
I think that reducing the number of fcfs sales for an even more limited raffle will further reduce most people's chances of being able to buy this, especially if the number of fcfs units is already low.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 01 July 2020, 21:12:44
I think that reducing the number of fcfs sales for an even more limited raffle will further reduce most people's chances of being able to buy this, especially if the number of fcfs units is already low.
I am basically trying to offer different ways to enter because there are drawbacks for each of them.
People will complain about FCFS being problematic due to botting and raffle suffers from multiple entries so there isn't really a perfect answer.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: RossLocke18 on Wed, 01 July 2020, 21:19:20
Design is super nice! Reserved yet catches your eye on the table
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Wed, 01 July 2020, 23:30:42
With that said, I'd be open to run this design a few times as long as it doesn't hinder the development of other things I want to run.

Sounds good, thanks!


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: lolafineday on Thu, 02 July 2020, 05:21:31
EU proxy?

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: le_wraith on Thu, 02 July 2020, 10:36:37
I think that reducing the number of fcfs sales for an even more limited raffle will further reduce most people's chances of being able to buy this, especially if the number of fcfs units is already low.
I am basically trying to offer different ways to enter because there are drawbacks for each of them.
People will complain about FCFS being problematic due to botting and raffle suffers from multiple entries so there isn't really a perfect answer.

Isn't all-raffle (or Vickrey) the best way? I feel like it's at least somewhat easier to weed out multiple raffle entries than to deal with bots.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: KingOfMemes on Thu, 02 July 2020, 11:21:26
I think that reducing the number of fcfs sales for an even more limited raffle will further reduce most people's chances of being able to buy this, especially if the number of fcfs units is already low.
I am basically trying to offer different ways to enter because there are drawbacks for each of them.
People will complain about FCFS being problematic due to botting and raffle suffers from multiple entries so there isn't really a perfect answer.

Isn't all-raffle (or Vickrey) the best way? I feel like it's at least somewhat easier to weed out multiple raffle entries than to deal with bots.
The Vickrey auction is the tried and true way of the capitalist, but a lot of people complain about it because it tends to ice out people with no money.

I think raffles are always the safest way to not piss people off.

I still vote for an expensive FCFS, but it's not like my vote matters
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Thu, 02 July 2020, 13:27:43
Vickrey is basically the same as buying stuff from r/mm flippers, IMO.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Thu, 02 July 2020, 13:41:29
Vickrey is basically the same as buying stuff from r/mm flippers, IMO.
The difference is that it puts the money into our pocket rather than those that would be lucky enough to win a raffle and just wanted to flip it in the first place which would allow us to put the money towards the next run.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Thu, 02 July 2020, 13:44:00
The difference is that it puts the money into our pocket rather than those that would be lucky enough to win a raffle and just wanted to flip it in the first place which would allow us to put the money towards the next run.
True, I guess I simply thought of it as consumer rather than from both sides.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: KingOfMemes on Thu, 02 July 2020, 14:20:40
The difference is that it puts the money into our pocket rather than those that would be lucky enough to win a raffle and just wanted to flip it in the first place which would allow us to put the money towards the next run.
True, I guess I simply thought of it as consumer rather than from both sides.
Vickrey is very pro consumer. It's literally the consumers in the auction deciding the price/value of the product, and then paying less then what they decided
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Thu, 02 July 2020, 14:56:14
The difference is that it puts the money into our pocket rather than those that would be lucky enough to win a raffle and just wanted to flip it in the first place which would allow us to put the money towards the next run.
True, I guess I simply thought of it as consumer rather than from both sides.
Vickrey is very pro consumer. It's literally the consumers in the auction deciding the price/value of the product, and then paying less then what they decided
I don't agree with this. All this means is people who're more successful in life (read as earn a lot) get extraordinary bigger chances in acquiring a product. People who earn/willing-to-spend substantially less are getting screwed way harder than in any other way of selling. All means of selling product that is extremely limited is flawed in some sort of way. FCFS: blink and your chance is gone, also promotes rampant flipping; Raffle: you can never be sure that you will win one; Vickrey basically screws people who are not whales.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: prizeS on Thu, 02 July 2020, 15:02:38
The difference is that it puts the money into our pocket rather than those that would be lucky enough to win a raffle and just wanted to flip it in the first place which would allow us to put the money towards the next run.
True, I guess I simply thought of it as consumer rather than from both sides.
Vickrey is very pro consumer. It's literally the consumers in the auction deciding the price/value of the product, and then paying less then what they decided
I don't agree with this. All this means is people who're more successful in life (read as earn a lot) get extraordinary bigger chances in acquiring a product. People who earn/willing-to-spend substantially less are getting screwed way harder than in any other way of selling. All means of selling product that is extremely limited is flawed in some sort of way. FCFS: blink and your chance is gone, also promotes rampant flipping; Raffle: you can never be sure that you will win one; Vickrey basically screws people who are not whales.

that's why something like what hiney's doing - having a raffle and also a vickrey auction - is fair as it allows for people with the means to go all out to pay what the top 10% of the market would pay. there's no perfect model for something when the demand is that much higher than the supply, though.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: hkhawk on Thu, 02 July 2020, 15:25:12
I think that reducing the number of fcfs sales for an even more limited raffle will further reduce most people's chances of being able to buy this, especially if the number of fcfs units is already low.
I am basically trying to offer different ways to enter because there are drawbacks for each of them.
People will complain about FCFS being problematic due to botting and raffle suffers from multiple entries so there isn't really a perfect answer.

Ooh, that's a good compromise - the in stock sale is a higher price than the raffle. That seems to minimize the incentive to bot the in stock sale while also allowing everyone a chance in the raffle.
Isn't all-raffle (or Vickrey) the best way? I feel like it's at least somewhat easier to weed out multiple raffle entries than to deal with bots.
The Vickrey auction is the tried and true way of the capitalist, but a lot of people complain about it because it tends to ice out people with no money.

I think raffles are always the safest way to not piss people off.

I still vote for an expensive FCFS, but it's not like my vote matters
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: lolafineday on Thu, 02 July 2020, 16:15:39
Lmao vickrey all the boards sounds amazing for the vendor to make profit

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Mekuno on Thu, 02 July 2020, 16:21:45
If my vote matters, FCFS is my preference!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Poesjuh on Thu, 02 July 2020, 17:31:33
Fcfs sucks. O your internet is lagging for 10 seconds? Welp sucks to be you your out.


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: powotato on Thu, 02 July 2020, 17:41:34
been watching this for a while now. my wallet is ready.
Title: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Sat, 04 July 2020, 01:13:44
One is to make it lighter since a tented bottom would make it way too heavy and the other is to light the gap between the aluminium top and stainless steel weight.

And the lights will sweep like Knight Rider, right?

So you are in fact saying youíll sell this as a... wait for it... keyboard KITT?? Badum-tish!

(I hope bad puns wonít get me shadow banned from ever owning this board...  )


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: deepmail on Sun, 05 July 2020, 14:19:31
I'm so down
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Sup on Sun, 05 July 2020, 17:18:32
I hate FCFS with boards well since i always lose  :p
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: SenseiJia on Mon, 06 July 2020, 14:25:49
Love it! Hope to be able to get one!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: wellbeing44 on Thu, 09 July 2020, 05:37:29
Looking good  :thumb:
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: audax989 on Thu, 09 July 2020, 08:38:57
such a nice board! such slim chances. looking forward to get a chance
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: Arithmetics on Thu, 09 July 2020, 17:49:12
raffle it baby
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: ronnie_gogs on Sun, 12 July 2020, 12:44:21
Yes please...  :cool:
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: pleasega on Wed, 15 July 2020, 10:20:58
cant wait for this!!!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: wafflehigh on Wed, 15 July 2020, 20:29:39
If I don't get this keyboard, I might drown in my own tears.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: i luv chuletas on Thu, 16 July 2020, 07:44:24
Do you mind me asking why not run it as an open group buy, a la 7v?

Much rather wait to get my hands on it, than not get my hands on it at all  :'(
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: pcire on Thu, 16 July 2020, 16:23:04
Do you mind me asking why not run it as an open group buy, a la 7v?

Much rather wait to get my hands on it, than not get my hands on it at all  :'(

+1
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hkhawk on Thu, 16 July 2020, 17:10:22
Do you mind me asking why not run it as an open group buy, a la 7v?

Much rather wait to get my hands on it, than not get my hands on it at all  :'(

Agreed
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: N0GLUT0N on Thu, 16 July 2020, 18:52:05
Do you mind me asking why not run it as an open group buy, a la 7v?

Much rather wait to get my hands on it, than not get my hands on it at all  :'(

Agreed
+1


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: vincenttngo1 on Thu, 16 July 2020, 19:03:02
wow...I always love seeing alice cases but my inappropriate form of typing has always prevented me from purchasing but this might be the one exception I make...
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: keyberzerker on Fri, 17 July 2020, 05:47:54
Part FCFS part Raffle is true and tested way.

Everyone gets chance and it is best all-round choice
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: KingOfMemes on Fri, 17 July 2020, 08:14:01
I prefer FCFS
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: MoarCoffeePlzzz on Fri, 17 July 2020, 08:33:47
I'll be going for one of these. Looks amazing.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
Post by: xine007 on Fri, 17 July 2020, 13:26:07
Do you mind me asking why not run it as an open group buy, a la 7v?

Much rather wait to get my hands on it, than not get my hands on it at all  :'(


I won't be able to increase the number of units that are run each time because the manufacturer has said that its a very difficult design to machine due to the number of internal fillets and angle changes and have recommended that I limit the number of units for my sake and theirs.

With that said, I'd be open to run this design a few times as long as it doesn't hinder the development of other things I want to run.


The limited number of units that the manufacturer wants to make is probably the reason. gok might have enough funds to produce all the units that the manufacturer is willing to make this time without a GB, and then it's less stressful to sell a finished product than to accept money for an unfinished product (especially given the machining difficulties that were mentioned).
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: o3okevin on Fri, 17 July 2020, 20:56:58
Cool stuff!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Verendus on Mon, 20 July 2020, 12:40:58
Is there a possibility of having the left space be split? With my current alice, having the function key right there for my thumb makes one handed operation a lot easier.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: mrpetrov on Mon, 20 July 2020, 13:08:30
Hi gok - just my 2c - I'd love to see a 3/1/3 bottom row support. thanks as always and whatever you decide, i'd be in.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Mon, 20 July 2020, 14:32:56
Hi gok - just my 2c - I'd love to see a 3/1/3 bottom row support. thanks as always and whatever you decide, i'd be in.
I guess if I remove 2.75u space altogether it would allow me to offer 3u or 2u+1 on the left but I don't think there is enough room on the right because it's already really close to the fold line.

EDIT: I could change the right spacebar to 3u which splits to 1+2 as well and would appease those that use their right thumb for spacebar. The problem then becomes keyset support where there are currently no GMK sets that I know of which offer 3u spacebars.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Tue, 21 July 2020, 14:53:04
Do you believe this is something that you'll run more than once?

Also, if you raffle, maybe give an extra bump to people who bought the 7v. Loyalty luck. (kinda kidding.... but gib) ;)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: lolafineday on Tue, 21 July 2020, 15:10:19
Do you believe this is something that you'll run more than once?

Also, if you raffle, maybe give an extra bump to people who bought the 7v. Loyalty luck. (kinda kidding.... but gib) ;)
Hehe no, we all out here with the same chance

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 21 July 2020, 16:22:47
Do you believe this is something that you'll run more than once?

Also, if you raffle, maybe give an extra bump to people who bought the 7v. Loyalty luck. (kinda kidding.... but gib) ;)
I'll definitely run this more than once due to the lower volume that can be run each time.
The question is whether I keep the options the same for each round or not.

On another note, the PCBs are finally in the queue for production so I should have a functional prototype by next month. In the mean-time, I will be working on designing an adjustable testing rig so I can quickly try out different layouts + tenting & angle options.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: lolafineday on Tue, 21 July 2020, 16:28:36
Do you believe this is something that you'll run more than once?

Also, if you raffle, maybe give an extra bump to people who bought the 7v. Loyalty luck. (kinda kidding.... but gib) ;)
I'll definitely run this more than once due to the lower volume that can be run each time.
The question is whether I keep the options the same for each round or not.

On another note, the PCBs are finally in the queue for production so I should have a functional prototype by next month. In the mean-time, I will be working on designing an adjustable testing rig so I can quickly try out different layouts + tenting & angle options.
Definetely would be interested in more colors for the case.

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Axariel on Tue, 21 July 2020, 18:44:34
As long as black remains an option, I will keep trying until I am able to buy his board. I suppose it would look pretty hot in silver or space grey too tho.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Arithmetics on Tue, 21 July 2020, 19:34:09
love it. would vote for alice spacebar layout over this new one jsut for ease of switching but looks dope
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: leexy on Tue, 21 July 2020, 21:11:57
Also, if you raffle, maybe give an extra bump to people who bought the 7v. Loyalty luck. (kinda kidding.... but gib) ;)

this makes sense since most who didn't join 7v aren't likely to buy this (due to price)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Tue, 21 July 2020, 21:56:30
And +1 luck if you are old enough to have watched the TV show live... haha ;)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hkhawk on Tue, 21 July 2020, 23:48:33
Do you believe this is something that you'll run more than once?

Also, if you raffle, maybe give an extra bump to people who bought the 7v. Loyalty luck. (kinda kidding.... but gib) ;)

Yes, this! Haha!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: syke on Thu, 23 July 2020, 06:59:07
Do you mind me asking why not run it as an open group buy, a la 7v?

Much rather wait to get my hands on it, than not get my hands on it at all  :'(
+1
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Thu, 23 July 2020, 07:55:30
Do you mind me asking why not run it as an open group buy, a la 7v?

Much rather wait to get my hands on it, than not get my hands on it at all  :'(
+1

He said it's difficult to manufacture and the company they're working with has advised them to run smaller amounts at a time. Thus, they're running them to their liking and selling in-stock FCFS. Indicated they intend to run more than once if all goes well.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: orim23 on Thu, 23 July 2020, 08:16:52
Do you mind me asking why not run it as an open group buy, a la 7v?

Much rather wait to get my hands on it, than not get my hands on it at all  :'(
+1

He said it's difficult to manufacture and the company they're working with has advised them to run smaller amounts at a time. Thus, they're running them to their liking and selling in-stock FCFS. Indicated they intend to run more than once if all goes well.
FCFS means its gone in 30sec. Lots of disappointed people. Also i personally like the fact that with GB you order a board and like a year later it turns up. Makes the whole hobby relaxed. While in Stock FCFS makes the whole thing more fast paced and more competitive.

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: KingOfMemes on Thu, 23 July 2020, 08:52:12
Do you mind me asking why not run it as an open group buy, a la 7v?

Much rather wait to get my hands on it, than not get my hands on it at all  :'(
+1

He said it's difficult to manufacture and the company they're working with has advised them to run smaller amounts at a time. Thus, they're running them to their liking and selling in-stock FCFS. Indicated they intend to run more than once if all goes well.
FCFS means its gone in 30sec. Lots of disappointed people. Also i personally like the fact that with GB you order a board and like a year later it turns up. Makes the whole hobby relaxed. While in Stock FCFS makes the whole thing more fast paced and more competitive.

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But who doesn't like a little race and competition?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Thu, 23 July 2020, 08:52:20
Do you mind me asking why not run it as an open group buy, a la 7v?

Much rather wait to get my hands on it, than not get my hands on it at all  :'(
+1

He said it's difficult to manufacture and the company they're working with has advised them to run smaller amounts at a time. Thus, they're running them to their liking and selling in-stock FCFS. Indicated they intend to run more than once if all goes well.
FCFS means its gone in 30sec. Lots of disappointed people. Also i personally like the fact that with GB you order a board and like a year later it turns up. Makes the whole hobby relaxed. While in Stock FCFS makes the whole thing more fast paced and more competitive.

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I mean, I understand your point, I'm simply sharing what was said earlier in the thread. There are pros and cons of each method and believe OP will take them into account and come up with a solution they're comfortable with.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Thu, 23 July 2020, 08:59:15
But who doesn't like a little race and competition?

Me. Iíd rather just get my paws on that board.

But I get that demand is crazy now. Iíll take my chances with what Gok can manage. If I have the money at that time.

For what itís worth, I think the Tind raffle as run by LeandreN was nice though - enough time to fill out the form and get it right. I missed out, but it was OK. With the Tind Iím fairly sure heíll have one next year again, and he mentioned a TKL recently...
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:41:48
On another note, the PCBs are finally in the queue for production so I should have a functional prototype by next month. In the mean-time, I will be working on designing an adjustable testing rig so I can quickly try out different layouts + tenting & angle options.
Any updates on this?
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: KingOfMemes on Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:57:06
On another note, the PCBs are finally in the queue for production so I should have a functional prototype by next month. In the mean-time, I will be working on designing an adjustable testing rig so I can quickly try out different layouts + tenting & angle options.
Any updates on this?
That comment was posted 2 days ago
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Thu, 23 July 2020, 18:40:26
*facepalm*
I somehow read July as June, wow.

Sorry for the ping.

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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Zephyraeon on Thu, 23 July 2020, 19:35:57
Hi gok - just my 2c - I'd love to see a 3/1/3 bottom row support. thanks as always and whatever you decide, i'd be in.
I guess if I remove 2.75u space altogether it would allow me to offer 3u or 2u+1 on the left but I don't think there is enough room on the right because it's already really close to the fold line.

EDIT: I could change the right spacebar to 3u which splits to 1+2 as well and would appease those that use their right thumb for spacebar. The problem then becomes keyset support where there are currently no GMK sets that I know of which offer 3u spacebars.

For keycap compatibility if you changed left side to 3u or 2u+1u and kept right side as is, most existing spacebar kits would be compatible (2x1u, 1x2u, 1x2.25u) but it would give the option of people having long spacebar or not on the left. Also with those lengths there would a symmetrical 0.5u overhang on both sides.

Alternatively keep as is but give left side 1.75u+1u compatibility, I think 1.75u spacebars are about as easy to find as 3u but there won't be doubling up of stab holes (and most sets would have an extra 1.75u shift as 1.25u shift is used for split right shift for type-k).

I'll be trying for one of these regardless but would appreciate an option that was a bit easier to fill with existing keycap set design.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Thu, 23 July 2020, 20:44:07
Hi gok - just my 2c - I'd love to see a 3/1/3 bottom row support. thanks as always and whatever you decide, i'd be in.
I guess if I remove 2.75u space altogether it would allow me to offer 3u or 2u+1 on the left but I don't think there is enough room on the right because it's already really close to the fold line.

EDIT: I could change the right spacebar to 3u which splits to 1+2 as well and would appease those that use their right thumb for spacebar. The problem then becomes keyset support where there are currently no GMK sets that I know of which offer 3u spacebars.

For keycap compatibility if you changed left side to 3u or 2u+1u and kept right side as is, most existing spacebar kits would be compatible (2x1u, 1x2u, 1x2.25u) but it would give the option of people having long spacebar or not on the left. Also with those lengths there would a symmetrical 0.5u overhang on both sides.

Alternatively keep as is but give left side 1.75u+1u compatibility, I think 1.75u spacebars are about as easy to find as 3u but there won't be doubling up of stab holes (and most sets would have an extra 1.75u shift as 1.25u shift is used for split right shift for type-k).

I'll be trying for one of these regardless but would appreciate an option that was a bit easier to fill with existing keycap set design.
Regarding the symmetrical aspect, dual 3u would actually be more symmetrical (I had to cheat before on the right side by sliding the 3 keys towards the alpha a bit to pull it away from the ridge of the tent).

1.75 isn't good because it is not a stabilised key so it wouldn't work well for spacebars.

I understand your concern about keyset compatibility but this is a bit of a case of trying to establish trends because I believe that 3u spacebars are better than 2.25 and 2.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Kalabalik on Thu, 23 July 2020, 20:56:28
Keycap set designers don't want two include 3u spacebars in their sets because there are basically no keyboards that support them. Keyboard designers don't want to support 3u spacebars because there are basically no keycap sets that include 3u spacebars.

Someone has to go first.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 24 July 2020, 00:35:37
Keycap set designers don't want two include 3u spacebars in their sets because there are basically no keyboards that support them. Keyboard designers don't want to support 3u spacebars because there are basically no keycap sets that include 3u spacebars.

Someone has to go first.
You don't have to. You can do 1x 3u and 2u +1u on the other side. Aside from the sets that I already run, I've been speaking to a prominent keycap designer and they plan to include 3u on their GMK sets as well.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: konstantin on Fri, 24 July 2020, 04:49:27
Alternatively keep as is but give left side 1.75u+1u compatibility, I think 1.75u spacebars are about as easy to find as 3u but there won't be doubling up of stab holes (and most sets would have an extra 1.75u shift as 1.25u shift is used for split right shift for type-k).

1.75u space is no good because it's a 40s-only size, so a lot of sets don't include it (justifiably so). 3u / 2u+1u is a better solution.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Poesjuh on Fri, 24 July 2020, 05:57:18
But... since right shift is 1.25 youíll have a 1.75u shift spare in pretty much all kits :)


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Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: regionfree on Fri, 24 July 2020, 08:52:36
looking forward to this!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Zephyraeon on Fri, 24 July 2020, 17:33:55
Alternatively keep as is but give left side 1.75u+1u compatibility, I think 1.75u spacebars are about as easy to find as 3u but there won't be doubling up of stab holes (and most sets would have an extra 1.75u shift as 1.25u shift is used for split right shift for type-k).

1.75u space is no good because it's a 40s-only size, so a lot of sets don't include it (justifiably so). 3u / 2u+1u is a better solution.

But 3u spacebars aren't usually in 40s *or* spacebar kits. I trust gok's judgment so I'll be buying extra kits for 3u spacebars as none of my spacebar kits came with any (although I have a few 1.75u spacebars...). Hopefully more designers will include 3u spacebars as gok has suggested so it's not too much of a problem going forward. We're going to have to wait at least a year so have plenty of time to find what we need.

Just a bit bummed because I like to do secondary ALPS builds for my keyboards (although expecting the included PCB won't support ALPS), and it's going to be extremely tough finding compatibility with ALPS keycaps with this layout.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: konstantin on Fri, 24 July 2020, 17:44:51
But 3u spacebars aren't usually in 40s *or* spacebar kits. I trust gok's judgment so I'll be buying extra kits for 3u spacebars as none of my spacebar kits came with any (although I have a few 1.75u spacebars...). Hopefully more designers will include 3u spacebars as gok has suggested so it's not too much of a problem going forward. We're going to have to wait at least a year so have plenty of time to find what we need.

Several GMK sets have already included 3u keys in their spacebars kits, and more are following suit. It's a fairly recent development (2020), but it's gaining popularity.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: mrpetrov on Fri, 24 July 2020, 18:19:00
If there was ever an ergo board to make 3u spacebars move toward the mainstream, it's this board. I definitely support this 3u layout.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: julianz on Fri, 24 July 2020, 22:48:56
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Hey, just wondering why on the left side, the Q and A stagger is almost ortholinear while the A and Z stagger is closer to a 0.5u distance?
My personal 2cents is, for the left hand the bottom row of alphas is kinda far, with the B key being a key that really far and i keep making mistakes with that key. Not sure if you feel the same

Would it make more sense to shift the Z to the left more? And then the XCVB keys can also move leftwards and be closer to the F key

Anyways hope you have a good day! Looking forward to the keeb nonetheless
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 25 July 2020, 01:15:11
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Hey, just wondering why on the left side, the Q and A stagger is almost ortholinear while the A and Z stagger is closer to a 0.5u distance?
My personal 2cents is, for the left hand the bottom row of alphas is kinda far, with the B key being a key that really far and i keep making mistakes with that key. Not sure if you feel the same

Would it make more sense to shift the Z to the left more? And then the XCVB keys can also move leftwards and be closer to the F key

Anyways hope you have a good day! Looking forward to the keeb nonetheless
The simple answer is that it was just how it ended up after preserving the stagger of the main keys in the middle.
It's an interesting thought though. The issue that I can see will be the effect it has on the 4th key on the left column since I don't want to push it out further since it would make the tenting point taller. I guess the left shift could shrink but that sort of opens up a cna of worms and you also need to think about what effect that has on the right side since you'd want it balanced.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: konstantin on Sat, 25 July 2020, 02:56:46
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Hey, just wondering why on the left side, the Q and A stagger is almost ortholinear while the A and Z stagger is closer to a 0.5u distance?
My personal 2cents is, for the left hand the bottom row of alphas is kinda far, with the B key being a key that really far and i keep making mistakes with that key. Not sure if you feel the same

Would it make more sense to shift the Z to the left more? And then the XCVB keys can also move leftwards and be closer to the F key

This looks like pretty standard stagger for the ZXCV row. W, E, R etc. are also staggered correctly. I wouldn't touch it. Q is the only key that's slightly off, but I think that will hardly be a problem.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: 002_GT on Sun, 02 August 2020, 07:23:44
poggers
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: menuhin on Tue, 04 August 2020, 04:09:35
I've to express my unpopular keyboard option amidst the current trend:
I've always thought the Alice keyboard design looks quite ugly to my eyes, and I found it quite intriguing that it sells so well. And most of the Alice variants, e.g. with arrow cluster look even more bizarre and imbalanced.

However, perhaps I've seen so many posts about the Alice design, and perhaps it's GOK - this design has achieved a degree of elegance and balance that I finally found it looks appealing.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: leexy on Tue, 04 August 2020, 07:59:05
thank u for ur valuable opinion
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: break on Tue, 04 August 2020, 10:35:27
thank u for ur valuable opinion

And thank you for your uselessly snarky contribution to this thread.

I've to express my unpopular keyboard option amidst the current trend:
I've always thought the Alice keyboard design looks quite ugly to my eyes, and I found it quite intriguing that it sells so well. And most of the Alice variants, e.g. with arrow cluster look even more bizarre and imbalanced.

However, perhaps I've seen so many posts about the Alice design, and perhaps it's GOK - this design has achieved a degree of elegance and balance that I finally found it looks appealing.

I agree, for what it's worth. Alice layouts have an interesting core - split, tilted alphas on a single physical unit - but some of the updates miss the mark and look unbalanced or overdesigned. I'm not sure if it's tenting, the bottom row layout or the narrower side bezels, but Type K really seems to hit the mark.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: tempo on Wed, 05 August 2020, 00:08:29
Looking forward to this one
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Scriba on Fri, 07 August 2020, 03:24:04
I'm interested, prefer space bar on the right though (like many others).
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: nandgate996 on Sun, 09 August 2020, 03:06:18
Aluminium bottom is better,balance the center of gravity!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: fabijolo on Sun, 09 August 2020, 11:24:15
Wdym, I don't think it effects the gravity/balance in any way, since the weight of the aluminium is still on top, and the bottom is a even surface, so I really don't see how the bottom material should effect that :D
Aluminium bottom is better,balance the center of gravity!
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 09 August 2020, 14:01:59
I'm interested, prefer space bar on the right though (like many others).
The next revision will come with 3u spacebars that can be split into 2u + 1u so you can have the full spacebar on either side.

With regards to the bottom being aluminium, I think that would make it far too heavy for a wedged shaped board because it would be really difficult to pick up.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 14 August 2020, 23:49:41
The PCBs have arrived and I've added photos of them.
Some minor updates to the OP with regards to plans on changes to the design.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hkhawk on Sat, 15 August 2020, 00:37:54
Awesome updates. So excited for this (but also fully aware it'll be nearly impossible to get).
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Sat, 15 August 2020, 08:37:44
Its so cruel to have the money sitting here waiting and yet no way to give it to you for this! :)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: menuhin on Sat, 15 August 2020, 13:35:12
Its so cruel to have the money sitting here waiting and yet no way to give it to you for this! :)

Well, then you can PM OP and fund him for his prototyping process if you have so much $ sitting and so much incentive to use your $ to make this project happens  :cool: :D
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Sat, 15 August 2020, 18:33:16
Its so cruel to have the money sitting here waiting and yet no way to give it to you for this! :)

Well, then you can PM OP and fund him for his prototyping process if you have so much $ sitting and so much incentive to use your $ to make this project happens  :cool: :D

If it would guarantee me a board, I'd be happy to help ;)
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: menuhin on Sun, 16 August 2020, 15:24:59
Its so cruel to have the money sitting here waiting and yet no way to give it to you for this! :)

Well, then you can PM OP and fund him for his prototyping process if you have so much $ sitting and so much incentive to use your $ to make this project happens  :cool: :D

If it would guarantee me a board, I'd be happy to help ;)

True, some GB runners have early-bird supporters this way, similar to kickstarters.
I'm sure gok has a good enough reputation to get support for his prototyping.
Title: Re: Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: krey on Sun, 16 August 2020, 23:46:38
i am very impressed with how this is looking.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: ricepixer on Wed, 19 August 2020, 23:29:32
So far, this is the ONLY ergo that I have ever wanted.  That combo of black, smokey pc, and stainless steel is so hot.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Arithmetics on Thu, 03 September 2020, 17:02:00
got those OG spacekeys. 3u will be interesting...
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: samuelcc on Mon, 07 September 2020, 05:16:37
This is sick...
Hope there's enough quantity so everyone that like it can get one.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: of_sam on Mon, 07 September 2020, 21:30:06
Hadn't checked in on this in a bit. Those pcbs...wow! Super excited for this one.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: vurtomatic on Tue, 08 September 2020, 00:44:55
These keycaps (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105988.0) would be sweet for the board.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: MisterKnife on Fri, 11 September 2020, 17:39:23
Isnít it safer on my desk when nobody is able to lift it? A response to the bottom part not being from an alloy
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Fri, 18 September 2020, 07:54:58
Anyone else come back to this thread a couple of times a week just to stare at the photos again? haha
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hottrout on Sat, 19 September 2020, 03:03:57
I pop into it every week. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: The.Ryan.Gamer on Sat, 19 September 2020, 10:40:39
Any idea on Pricing?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 22 September 2020, 05:43:39
Any idea on Pricing?
It's still up in the air.

On another note, I've updated the IC with new renders (aside from the exploded view) of the revised design and layout.
In short, dual 3u spacebars and a 7-degree tent.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: The.Ryan.Gamer on Tue, 22 September 2020, 06:05:54
Any idea on Pricing?
It's still up in the air.

On another note, I've updated the IC with new renders (aside from the exploded view) of the revised design and layout.
In short, dual 3u spacebars and a 7-degree tent.

Thanks Gok.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Ben2707 on Wed, 23 September 2020, 04:25:26
So far, this is the ONLY ergo that I have ever wanted.  That combo of black, smokey pc, and stainless steel is so hot.

Ditto
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: beekey on Wed, 23 September 2020, 10:07:53
Wondering about the reason to split 3u, with the bigger 2u on the outside and the 1u on the inside. Would not 1u 2u 2u 1u be more "natural"? I typically use the inner most keys as space. How do others do this?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: socalmitch on Wed, 23 September 2020, 12:07:56
Ok Ok! Interested
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 23 September 2020, 15:50:40
Wondering about the reason to split 3u, with the bigger 2u on the outside and the 1u on the inside. Would not 1u 2u 2u 1u be more "natural"? I typically use the inner most keys as space. How do others do this?
It is more about thumb placement. The middle of a traditional spacebar is centred on the B key but depending on whether you use your left hand or right hand for spacebar, it would typically land between V-B or around N respectively.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: ricepixer on Thu, 24 September 2020, 01:03:33
The 3u spacebar option is very welcome.  I was worried since I use my right thumb under the b-n area when typing and that it would be a major adjustment to type on the 1u-2u split.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: pcire on Thu, 24 September 2020, 01:17:25
The bottom looks sexy af!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Xpliscit on Fri, 25 September 2020, 09:12:23
can't wait for this!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Sun on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:49:25
This is too sick! I want this. I like how it matches the 7V aesthetics since i got one.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: konstantin on Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:58:49
The new layout is just phenomenal.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: chestera on Fri, 02 October 2020, 20:18:14
Any chance of arrow keys? Would love this as a productivity board for work
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: dom on Fri, 02 October 2020, 21:05:13
Any chance of arrow keys? Would love this as a productivity board for work

Please believe me, once you finally get this board in your hands (after a year), you'll prefer boards without arrows  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: KingOfMemes on Fri, 02 October 2020, 21:25:35
Any chance of arrow keys? Would love this as a productivity board for work
this would destroy the symmetry and aesthetic imho
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 03 October 2020, 04:05:15
Any chance of arrow keys? Would love this as a productivity board for work

Pretty much zero chance. Split spacebar 60% have enough keys and this even has an extra column so that tilde can be in its natural position.
If you are using left hand + mouse for productivity, you are better off with a non-split board.

I've got a minor update which is that I have finished the CAD design for the wrist-rest. I've added a render of it.
I will probably be ordering the next prototype in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: krey on Sat, 03 October 2020, 09:14:15
i'm thinking the concept is this is amazing.

i never owned an ergo so i'm not familiar how it works. what keys do people generally use in the layers to access the up, down, left and right keys?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: tacahiroy on Sat, 03 October 2020, 09:24:44
i'm thinking the concept is this is amazing.

i never owned an ergo so i'm not familiar how it works. what keys do people generally use in the layers to access the up, down, left and right keys?
As a Vim user, I basically use LOWER (left thumb) + hjkl, coz arrow keys are far away from the home position.

Tapatalk を使用して私の SH-M07 から送信

Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Gnarled on Sun, 04 October 2020, 18:31:29
Make the wristrest smoky-black PC! If it's a KR inspo, then it's the tinted windshield.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 04 October 2020, 19:59:40
Make the wristrest smoky-black PC! If it's a KR inspo, then it's the tinted windshield.
Smokey PC is nice but scuffs are really obvious on it which is why I try to avoid using it on exposed faces and a wrist rest would be prone to wear and tear.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Gnarled on Mon, 05 October 2020, 03:49:52
Make the wristrest smoky-black PC! If it's a KR inspo, then it's the tinted windshield.
Smokey PC is nice but scuffs are really obvious on it which is why I try to avoid using it on exposed faces and a wrist rest would be prone to wear and tear.

Hm. What about epoxy resin? If I'm not mistaken, higher scratch resistance and easy maintenance if need be.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: shensmobile on Mon, 05 October 2020, 17:36:16
Wondering about the reason to split 3u, with the bigger 2u on the outside and the 1u on the inside. Would not 1u 2u 2u 1u be more "natural"? I typically use the inner most keys as space. How do others do this?
It is more about thumb placement. The middle of a traditional spacebar is centred on the B key but depending on whether you use your left hand or right hand for spacebar, it would typically land between V-B or around N respectively.

To be fair, with the 2u-1u-1u-2u split you have now, the edge of the spacebar is between V-B.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Mon, 05 October 2020, 19:02:11
Wondering about the reason to split 3u, with the bigger 2u on the outside and the 1u on the inside. Would not 1u 2u 2u 1u be more "natural"? I typically use the inner most keys as space. How do others do this?
It is more about thumb placement. The middle of a traditional spacebar is centred on the B key but depending on whether you use your left hand or right hand for spacebar, it would typically land between V-B or around N respectively.

To be fair, with the 2u-1u-1u-2u split you have now, the edge of the spacebar is between V-B.
Yeah, you are right. You wouldn't be splitting your dominant side though and I'd rather have the extra key towards the centre which is the traditional placement for the extra split key.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: shensmobile on Tue, 06 October 2020, 00:58:57
To be fair, with the 2u-1u-1u-2u split you have now, the edge of the spacebar is between V-B.
Yeah, you are right. You wouldn't be splitting your dominant side though and I'd rather have the extra key towards the centre which is the traditional placement for the extra split key.

That's fair.  It might just be me, but I really do prefer the look of 2u-1.25u + 2.75u spacebars on these Alice keyboards.  Staggered is already non-symmetrical by nature, the bizarre split of the spacebar keys just gives it... a unique flair.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: noorejji on Tue, 06 October 2020, 07:36:36
Reckon the use of a wrist rest will be a must when typing on this keyboard? Asking since I'm not a fan of wrist rests.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 06 October 2020, 13:06:54
Reckon the use of a wrist rest will be a must when typing on this keyboard? Asking since I'm not a fan of wrist rests.
I don't usually use them but I found it nice when using the Microsoft sculpt ergo.
I don't think it's a must though.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Tue, 06 October 2020, 13:31:01
Sorry if this has been shared elsewhere, but what's the range of the height on the front? Desktop to lip of the keyboard? Curious especially about the high point (thinking about the need for the wrist rest).
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 06 October 2020, 15:06:34
Sorry if this has been shared elsewhere, but what's the range of the height on the front? Desktop to lip of the keyboard? Curious especially about the high point (thinking about the need for the wrist rest).
It's close to 35mm high at the apex of the front without bumpons.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: SenseiJia on Tue, 06 October 2020, 22:34:49
Everyday we're getting closer and closer to this. Eager for A CHANCE to get one! Bless me gok  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: syke on Thu, 08 October 2020, 11:27:51
The only keyboard that i will buy this year.
Out of curiosity, why is 6 on the left half of the keyboard, shouldn't it be on the right?   
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Thu, 08 October 2020, 13:43:09
The only keyboard that i will buy this year.
Out of curiosity, why is 6 on the left half of the keyboard, shouldn't it be on the right?
If you take B is the actual centre of the alphas, it will be slightly towards the left.
This is proven by the fact that it would cross the tented ridge line if it were on the right half.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: neilli on Mon, 12 October 2020, 09:12:30
I would also love it more if it has arrow keys... I know there is basically 0 chance though...
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: syke on Sun, 18 October 2020, 09:26:21
What is the estimated timeline for this keyboard?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Zeelobby on Sun, 18 October 2020, 09:45:58
What is the estimated timeline for this keyboard?
Think he said after 7v delivers
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: UberPlatypus on Sun, 18 October 2020, 18:30:10
Looks expensive... But looks great for a tented board. Reminds me of KITT and a B2 stealth bomber!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: generic_panda on Mon, 19 October 2020, 00:31:50
As far as the EM7/Alice layout goes, this feels like the next big (non clone) iteration.  I absolutely love how it looks and I hope I can get one when they're ready.  Really keen to continue following this project
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: demonahz on Mon, 19 October 2020, 19:22:49
every single day since this IC was release, I pray for every single divine entity (even being atheist) for this to be like 500.000 units so I can get one. as I have an interplanetary fame for only being able to get the keyboard I want from flippers :(
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: whykayallday on Tue, 20 October 2020, 18:40:59
As someone who uses the alice layout daily this is a grail.

Going to have to practice using left shift more though because that right shift is really small.

edit: I was worried about keycap compatibility but I just found out that ISO utilizes 1.25 shift.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 20 October 2020, 18:58:23
As someone who uses the alice layout daily this is a grail.

Going to have to practice using left shift more though because that right shift is really small.

edit: I was worried about keycap compatibility but I just found out that ISO utilizes 1.25 shift.
If you are comfortable with using your thumb for Fn, you could use a 2.25u on your right shift instead of splitting it.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: captainscurvy7 on Fri, 23 October 2020, 12:04:20
That wrist rest is clean. Nice job.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Thighs on Fri, 23 October 2020, 18:19:56
Sexy board. Hoping for an ewhite.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: DasGnome on Fri, 23 October 2020, 18:53:13
Isn't the name "Type K" a bit close the existing "K-Type" lol
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: quazikun on Fri, 23 October 2020, 18:55:14
Isn't the name "Type K" a bit close the existing "K-Type" lol
Discussed in OP lol
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: DasGnome on Fri, 23 October 2020, 19:19:49
Isn't the name "Type K" a bit close the existing "K-Type" lol
Discussed in OP lol

Reading comprehension fail. Still a bad idea for them imo from a product-recognizability standpoint.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 23 October 2020, 19:56:19
Isn't the name "Type K" a bit close the existing "K-Type" lol
Discussed in OP lol

Reading comprehension fail. Still a bad idea for them imo from a product-recognizability standpoint.
I'm not concerned about that at all since the Type K isn't meant to be a mass market product.
I have to admit that I'm not good at names though.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: ttttug on Sun, 25 October 2020, 10:18:03
Really awesome, exactly the type of minimalist, while still being very interesting design I need in my life, can't believe I haven't seen it until now. Thank you for this!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: T.Pineapples on Sat, 31 October 2020, 16:23:36
This board has got me feeling something fierce
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Ustinj on Sat, 31 October 2020, 17:17:35
The only board I've currently got my eyes on (and actually looking to pick up if the opportunity arises).
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Sat, 31 October 2020, 22:01:21
The only board I've currently got my eyes on (and actually looking to pick up if the opportunity arises).

Aside from the Phase, of course. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: diddymechakeebs on Tue, 03 November 2020, 01:15:20
Reserved
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: pleasega on Thu, 05 November 2020, 09:40:21
i will get this.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: UGunaLOSE on Thu, 05 November 2020, 09:43:32
Definitely interested in the progress of this IC. Looking forward to this one :)
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: KucherenkoZZZ on Sat, 07 November 2020, 16:28:27
This is Alice i've been waiting for all of my life
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: TPSM_00 on Sun, 08 November 2020, 16:11:33
I love this so much, I am def going to try to get one when it comes out. I need this in my life and I need this on my desk  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: heyitsqi on Mon, 09 November 2020, 00:29:12
Very clean. I think I'd be in for one for sure.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: shNickers on Mon, 09 November 2020, 02:12:54
this thing looks like its about to take flight
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: TheSeaRabbit on Mon, 09 November 2020, 23:06:58
Looks super unique, definitely interested :]
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: TPSM_00 on Wed, 11 November 2020, 10:45:10
I must have this board, I am into unique boards and this is one of the nicest boards I have ever seen. I will be prepared for launch day
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: mrnekokun on Wed, 11 November 2020, 17:25:15
Does this mobo have ISO support for the left shift? think this woudl look insane with GMK Stealth!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Thu, 19 November 2020, 19:01:29
Does this mobo have ISO support for the left shift? think this woudl look insane with GMK Stealth!
Nope, I have used left ISO shift as the split r-shift. Non-split is 2.25 that 660 layouts use.

On another note, the next proto & wrist-rest has been ordered.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Zeelobby on Thu, 19 November 2020, 19:08:40


...

On another note, the next proto & wrist-rest has been ordered.

Wild! I can't wait.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: RaiKami on Thu, 19 November 2020, 19:11:31
Does this mobo have ISO support for the left shift? think this woudl look insane with GMK Stealth!

On another note, the next proto & wrist-rest has been ordered.

Super excited to see it.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: santela on Fri, 20 November 2020, 05:58:41
Two 3u spacebars look better than one 3u and one 2u+1u, but that would mean buying two spacebar kits just for the 3u... Nice things come at a price I guess.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 20 November 2020, 12:32:45
Two 3u spacebars look better than one 3u and one 2u+1u, but that would mean buying two spacebar kits just for the 3u... Nice things come at a price I guess.
That's pretty much what I've done. Daily Clack has the space keys up for preorder currently. It is a bit more expensive that GB price but will be cheaper than the extras.

EDIT: Layout preview has been updated. Hard to see the differences but the bend is now 10 degrees rather than the 12 of the original Alice which has forced some adjustments with some of the spacings and alignments. The key-sizes and compatibility remain the same.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Digmo on Sat, 21 November 2020, 06:46:09
I need this

Title: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Sat, 21 November 2020, 09:41:14
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 21 November 2020, 13:22:06
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
GMK Space keys round 2 will have support for a 3u, 2u, and 1u spacebar in CR, L9, N9, CP, CC, U9 but is split into 3 different kits. Look for sets that use those standard GMK colour codes.
Some examples of these sets are GMK Dolch R5, White on Black, Noire, Olivia, Honeywell, Nines, Skidata, Beta, 9009. There are quite a few others as well.

Along with those colours, sets like Zambumon's Serika 2 has compatibility for it in the Macro Expansion and Spacebar kits.

Aside from GMK, Epbt have had 3u spacebars in their kits for a while and ome sets even have 2x 3u spacebars but they lack a proper convex 2u spacebar (I think they will have moulds of this seen though).
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Sat, 21 November 2020, 14:04:29
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
GMK Space keys round 2 will have support for a 3u, 2u, and 1u spacebar in CR, L9, N9, CP, CC, U9 but is split into 3 different kits. Look for sets that use those standard GMK colour codes.
Some examples of these sets are GMK Dolch R5, White on Black, Noire, Olivia, Honeywell, Nines, Skidata, Beta, 9009. There are quite a few others as well.

Along with those colours, sets like Zambumon's Serika 2 has compatibility for it in the Macro Expansion and Spacebar kits.

Aside from GMK, Epbt have had 3u spacebars in their kits for a while and ome sets even have 2x 3u spacebars but they lack a proper convex 2u spacebar (I think they will have moulds of this seen though).

Awesome, thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hpetrovski on Sat, 21 November 2020, 20:39:58
This addresses all the minor issues I had with the standard alice layout, namely the spacebars. Considering the run isn't going to be high in numbers, a lot of us are probably not going to get the chance to jump in on this one. With that in mind, would we be able to order extra pcb-s? I'd love to do some prototypes in a flat layout, as well as possibly trying to make a bent acrylic case happen.
Either way, best of luck to you guys, this is honestly the most beautiful and unique board I've seen this year.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: santela on Sat, 21 November 2020, 23:10:47
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
GMK Space keys round 2 will have support for a 3u, 2u, and 1u spacebar in CR, L9, N9, CP, CC, U9 but is split into 3 different kits. Look for sets that use those standard GMK colour codes.
Some examples of these sets are GMK Dolch R5, White on Black, Noire, Olivia, Honeywell, Nines, Skidata, Beta, 9009. There are quite a few others as well.

Along with those colours, sets like Zambumon's Serika 2 has compatibility for it in the Macro Expansion and Spacebar kits.

Aside from GMK, Epbt have had 3u spacebars in their kits for a while and ome sets even have 2x 3u spacebars but they lack a proper convex 2u spacebar (I think they will have moulds of this seen though).

Ahh apparently I missed those GB already.

Serika 2 is awesome though with 2 3u spacebars included. Both you and ai03 are on a mission to popularize 3u spacebars, and looks like it's working. Nice.

I think this board looks best with black keycaps, the upcoming GMK Shanshui also does have 3u spacebars in its kits so there's that option as well.

The only thing is that I don't know when this board is dropping and what are my chances of actually getting one. There's a good chance I'll have a board but no compatible keys or after finally sourcing a set of keys but with no board  :-\
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 21 November 2020, 23:25:19
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
GMK Space keys round 2 will have support for a 3u, 2u, and 1u spacebar in CR, L9, N9, CP, CC, U9 but is split into 3 different kits. Look for sets that use those standard GMK colour codes.
Some examples of these sets are GMK Dolch R5, White on Black, Noire, Olivia, Honeywell, Nines, Skidata, Beta, 9009. There are quite a few others as well.

Along with those colours, sets like Zambumon's Serika 2 has compatibility for it in the Macro Expansion and Spacebar kits.

Aside from GMK, Epbt have had 3u spacebars in their kits for a while and ome sets even have 2x 3u spacebars but they lack a proper convex 2u spacebar (I think they will have moulds of this seen though).

Ahh apparently I missed those GB already.

Serika 2 is awesome though with 2 3u spacebars included. Both you and ai03 are on a mission to popularize 3u spacebars, and looks like it's working. Nice.

I think this board looks best with black keycaps, the upcoming GMK Shanshui also does have 3u spacebars in its kits so there's that option as well.

The only thing is that I don't know when this board is dropping and what are my chances of actually getting one. There's a good chance I'll have a board but no compatible keys or after finally sourcing a set of keys but with no board  :-\
The GB is over but Daily Clack has them up for preorder. Spacekeys is estimated to ship in Q2 which is roughly the same time as when this will be done as well (I hope).
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: santela on Sat, 21 November 2020, 23:26:31
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
GMK Space keys round 2 will have support for a 3u, 2u, and 1u spacebar in CR, L9, N9, CP, CC, U9 but is split into 3 different kits. Look for sets that use those standard GMK colour codes.
Some examples of these sets are GMK Dolch R5, White on Black, Noire, Olivia, Honeywell, Nines, Skidata, Beta, 9009. There are quite a few others as well.

Along with those colours, sets like Zambumon's Serika 2 has compatibility for it in the Macro Expansion and Spacebar kits.

Aside from GMK, Epbt have had 3u spacebars in their kits for a while and ome sets even have 2x 3u spacebars but they lack a proper convex 2u spacebar (I think they will have moulds of this seen though).

Ahh apparently I missed those GB already.

Serika 2 is awesome though with 2 3u spacebars included. Both you and ai03 are on a mission to popularize 3u spacebars, and looks like it's working. Nice.

I think this board looks best with black keycaps, the upcoming GMK Shanshui also does have 3u spacebars in its kits so there's that option as well.

The only thing is that I don't know when this board is dropping and what are my chances of actually getting one. There's a good chance I'll have a board but no compatible keys or after finally sourcing a set of keys but with no board  :-\
The GB is over but Daily Clack has them up for preorder. Spacekeys is estimated to ship in Q2 which is roughly the same time as when this will be done as well (I hope).

Noted. Thanks. Now I just gotta figure out how to get an extra B lol
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 22 November 2020, 00:37:57
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
GMK Space keys round 2 will have support for a 3u, 2u, and 1u spacebar in CR, L9, N9, CP, CC, U9 but is split into 3 different kits. Look for sets that use those standard GMK colour codes.
Some examples of these sets are GMK Dolch R5, White on Black, Noire, Olivia, Honeywell, Nines, Skidata, Beta, 9009. There are quite a few others as well.

Along with those colours, sets like Zambumon's Serika 2 has compatibility for it in the Macro Expansion and Spacebar kits.

Aside from GMK, Epbt have had 3u spacebars in their kits for a while and ome sets even have 2x 3u spacebars but they lack a proper convex 2u spacebar (I think they will have moulds of this seen though).

Ahh apparently I missed those GB already.

Serika 2 is awesome though with 2 3u spacebars included. Both you and ai03 are on a mission to popularize 3u spacebars, and looks like it's working. Nice.

I think this board looks best with black keycaps, the upcoming GMK Shanshui also does have 3u spacebars in its kits so there's that option as well.

The only thing is that I don't know when this board is dropping and what are my chances of actually getting one. There's a good chance I'll have a board but no compatible keys or after finally sourcing a set of keys but with no board  :-\
The GB is over but Daily Clack has them up for preorder. Spacekeys is estimated to ship in Q2 which is roughly the same time as when this will be done as well (I hope).

Noted. Thanks. Now I just gotta figure out how to get an extra B lol
I don't actually use 2 B keycaps - I instead use a RAMA thermal R4 cap as you can see in the photos.
Other people just use the 00 key from the numpad.

EDIT: I've just realised that none of the photos show the RAMA cap.
Here is a link to it (https://www.instagram.com/p/CB6wtoPnJ4M/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link).

Below is another shot of it.
(https://i.imgur.com/57hbHnw.jpg)

Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: santela on Sun, 22 November 2020, 01:08:20
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
GMK Space keys round 2 will have support for a 3u, 2u, and 1u spacebar in CR, L9, N9, CP, CC, U9 but is split into 3 different kits. Look for sets that use those standard GMK colour codes.
Some examples of these sets are GMK Dolch R5, White on Black, Noire, Olivia, Honeywell, Nines, Skidata, Beta, 9009. There are quite a few others as well.

Along with those colours, sets like Zambumon's Serika 2 has compatibility for it in the Macro Expansion and Spacebar kits.

Aside from GMK, Epbt have had 3u spacebars in their kits for a while and ome sets even have 2x 3u spacebars but they lack a proper convex 2u spacebar (I think they will have moulds of this seen though).

Ahh apparently I missed those GB already.

Serika 2 is awesome though with 2 3u spacebars included. Both you and ai03 are on a mission to popularize 3u spacebars, and looks like it's working. Nice.

I think this board looks best with black keycaps, the upcoming GMK Shanshui also does have 3u spacebars in its kits so there's that option as well.

The only thing is that I don't know when this board is dropping and what are my chances of actually getting one. There's a good chance I'll have a board but no compatible keys or after finally sourcing a set of keys but with no board  :-\
The GB is over but Daily Clack has them up for preorder. Spacekeys is estimated to ship in Q2 which is roughly the same time as when this will be done as well (I hope).

Noted. Thanks. Now I just gotta figure out how to get an extra B lol
I don't actually use 2 B keycaps - I instead use a RAMA thermal R4 cap as you can see in the photos.
Other people just use the 00 key from the numpad.

EDIT: I've just realised that none of the photos show the RAMA cap.
Here is a link to it (https://www.instagram.com/p/CB6wtoPnJ4M/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link).

Below is another shot of it.
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/57hbHnw.jpg)


Yeah I guess any novelties will do, but I'm just super anal about having keys that says what it does.

Just purchased 2 spacebar kits from dailyclack, thanks for the heads up. That's half of my problems solved. Now here's hoping I can get one of these beauties.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: darthcapn on Sun, 22 November 2020, 20:28:09
Neat!

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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Retne on Tue, 24 November 2020, 14:12:04
I keep checking back in on this thread to see if there are updates.  I absolutely love the design.  Here's to hoping I can actually snag one. 

Now I just need to find a KAT set I like with some 3u bars.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 24 November 2020, 15:06:46
I keep checking back in on this thread to see if there are updates.  I absolutely love the design.  Here's to hoping I can actually snag one. 

Now I just need to find a KAT set I like with some 3u bars.
There will likely be no updates for until late December while I wait for the next prototype to arrive.
Regarding KAT 3u, just check to make sure that it uses actual 3u stabilizers.
I've heard that MT3 for some reason uses 2u stabilizers instead and I have no idea what it is compatible with.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: orpheo on Tue, 24 November 2020, 16:44:10
Have a nice rest until the next proto! Until then, please try to up the numbers of production for this beautiful board. May I say, the mate black looks the bomb but tend to show fingerprints. Maybe an off white matte option could be considered?
I want to buy two boards of this ^^
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Drakenocas on Tue, 24 November 2020, 17:29:07
I actually like this alice. I don't normally, but I've been wondering why there's no tented boards for a while now.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: santela on Thu, 26 November 2020, 10:41:53
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
GMK Space keys round 2 will have support for a 3u, 2u, and 1u spacebar in CR, L9, N9, CP, CC, U9 but is split into 3 different kits. Look for sets that use those standard GMK colour codes.
Some examples of these sets are GMK Dolch R5, White on Black, Noire, Olivia, Honeywell, Nines, Skidata, Beta, 9009. There are quite a few others as well.

Along with those colours, sets like Zambumon's Serika 2 has compatibility for it in the Macro Expansion and Spacebar kits.

Aside from GMK, Epbt have had 3u spacebars in their kits for a while and ome sets even have 2x 3u spacebars but they lack a proper convex 2u spacebar (I think they will have moulds of this seen though).

Hey gok, just realized a problem today and was hoping you would probably have asnwers for this. So I got a set of epbt WoB abs set and sourced an extra 3u spacebar from them so I thought I'm all set, then I looked at the bottom of the spacebars and realized they don't use 2u stabilizers. I have never built an ergo before so this never occurred to me, but I'm assuming this is the standard for 3u spacebars?

Now I'm a little confused as I have never seen 3u stabilizers. Is this what the type-K will be using? If so, what stabilizers do you use or recommend for this?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Thu, 26 November 2020, 11:55:47
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
GMK Space keys round 2 will have support for a 3u, 2u, and 1u spacebar in CR, L9, N9, CP, CC, U9 but is split into 3 different kits. Look for sets that use those standard GMK colour codes.
Some examples of these sets are GMK Dolch R5, White on Black, Noire, Olivia, Honeywell, Nines, Skidata, Beta, 9009. There are quite a few others as well.

Along with those colours, sets like Zambumon's Serika 2 has compatibility for it in the Macro Expansion and Spacebar kits.

Aside from GMK, Epbt have had 3u spacebars in their kits for a while and ome sets even have 2x 3u spacebars but they lack a proper convex 2u spacebar (I think they will have moulds of this seen though).

Hey gok, just realized a problem today and was hoping you would probably have asnwers for this. So I got a set of epbt WoB abs set and sourced an extra 3u spacebar from them so I thought I'm all set, then I looked at the bottom of the spacebars and realized they don't use 2u stabilizers. I have never built an ergo before so this never occurred to me, but I'm assuming this is the standard for 3u spacebars?

Now I'm a little confused as I have never seen 3u stabilizers. Is this what the type-K will be using? If so, what stabilizers do you use or recommend for this?
As mentioned in my post above, 3u stabilisers are indeed what you are after and the only profile that I know of that has got this wrong is MT3.

3u is an old size and cherry supplies wires for these. I've actually been using them for a couple of years now because the D060 supports so I have it on my Chiwi60.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: orpheo on Thu, 26 November 2020, 12:50:33
If I'm not mistaken, I could simply bend my own wire to do a 3U stab righ?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: santela on Thu, 26 November 2020, 18:07:35
Gok, can you give recommendations for key sets or what to buy extra for, for example GMK or KAT sets? Iím thinking compatibility, not colours.

I understand if that is too much to ask for.
GMK Space keys round 2 will have support for a 3u, 2u, and 1u spacebar in CR, L9, N9, CP, CC, U9 but is split into 3 different kits. Look for sets that use those standard GMK colour codes.
Some examples of these sets are GMK Dolch R5, White on Black, Noire, Olivia, Honeywell, Nines, Skidata, Beta, 9009. There are quite a few others as well.

Along with those colours, sets like Zambumon's Serika 2 has compatibility for it in the Macro Expansion and Spacebar kits.

Aside from GMK, Epbt have had 3u spacebars in their kits for a while and ome sets even have 2x 3u spacebars but they lack a proper convex 2u spacebar (I think they will have moulds of this seen though).

Hey gok, just realized a problem today and was hoping you would probably have asnwers for this. So I got a set of epbt WoB abs set and sourced an extra 3u spacebar from them so I thought I'm all set, then I looked at the bottom of the spacebars and realized they don't use 2u stabilizers. I have never built an ergo before so this never occurred to me, but I'm assuming this is the standard for 3u spacebars?

Now I'm a little confused as I have never seen 3u stabilizers. Is this what the type-K will be using? If so, what stabilizers do you use or recommend for this?
As mentioned in my post above, 3u stabilisers are indeed what you are after and the only profile that I know of that has got this wrong is MT3.

3u is an old size and cherry supplies wires for these. I've actually been using them for a couple of years now because the D060 supports so I have it on my Chiwi60.

Ok thanks. This is all new to me having never built an ergo.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Nonnegaard on Fri, 27 November 2020, 18:02:46
If I'm not mistaken, I could simply bend my own wire to do a 3U stab righ?
well, yeah, but itll probably sound like sheit
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: menuhin on Sun, 29 November 2020, 10:12:26
...
As mentioned in my post above, 3u stabilisers are indeed what you are after and the only profile that I know of that has got this wrong is MT3.

...

So all the MT3 sets cannot use the 3u stabilizers - what size of stabilizers must these MT3 3u keys use?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Kukulcanvs on Sun, 29 November 2020, 13:28:26
The tenting design is sick. LF to the GB!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: PizzaForce on Sun, 29 November 2020, 13:40:23
What a wet dream of a board. I will take 2 please. I give this the Wild Mike Pizza seal of approval. Only black is fine with me.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: PeppyToad on Sun, 29 November 2020, 16:16:11
Gotta be interesting to type on this one
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: maximize on Sun, 29 November 2020, 18:25:53
If I'm not mistaken, I could simply bend my own wire to do a 3U stab righ?
well, yeah, but itll probably sound like sheit

What makes you think that?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: santela on Mon, 30 November 2020, 00:57:00
...
As mentioned in my post above, 3u stabilisers are indeed what you are after and the only profile that I know of that has got this wrong is MT3.

...

So all the MT3 sets cannot use the 3u stabilizers - what size of stabilizers must these MT3 3u keys use?

Apparently 2u, but this board doesn't support 2u stabs for 3u spacebars. So I guess you can only use 2u spacebars for MT3 sets.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Mon, 30 November 2020, 02:41:48
Gok, can you please post a video of the LEDs in action?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hottrout on Mon, 30 November 2020, 09:36:04
I will have to have this in my life for sure.  Please make sure the wrist rest is all part of the GB.  Beautiful design and clean lines.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: th3matador on Sat, 05 December 2020, 10:09:29
Man I really hope I can get one of these. Satisfaction75 left me sadge and this is the one other board i really like and willing to spend on.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: treeleaf64 on Sat, 05 December 2020, 13:01:18
More tented keyboards are needed. Uninteresting layout. Tent is good.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: angelghb on Fri, 11 December 2020, 01:25:19
If only there were directional keys
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Tofuboy on Fri, 11 December 2020, 13:29:41
What is the front height of this board?

EDIT: Really just want to know the height of the control key at the bottom left of the board.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 11 December 2020, 13:31:13
If only there were directional keys

alice with arrows is the single ugliest layout
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Tofuboy on Fri, 11 December 2020, 13:35:00
If only there were directional keys

alice with arrows is the single ugliest layout

Have you seen the Ava keyboard from sneakbox.design? Looks great in my opinion.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 11 December 2020, 13:37:50
If only there were directional keys

alice with arrows is the single ugliest layout

Have you seen the Ava keyboard from sneakbox.design? Looks great in my opinion.

i have seen it and i still dislike the layout
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: King4477 on Fri, 11 December 2020, 13:41:26

Have you seen the Ava keyboard from sneakbox.design? Looks great in my opinion.

That Ava looks amazing. Also, Physix is my go-to board for looks and usability at work.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: pleasega on Sat, 12 December 2020, 08:33:29
If only there were directional keys

alice with arrows is the single ugliest layout

Have you seen the Ava keyboard from sneakbox.design? Looks great in my opinion.

i have seen it and i still dislike the layout

bear65 is nice
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: tommyamoszhao on Sat, 12 December 2020, 10:42:19
looks good!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Mon, 14 December 2020, 05:16:08
If only there were directional keys

alice with arrows is the single ugliest layout

Have you seen the Ava keyboard from sneakbox.design? Looks great in my opinion.

i have seen it and i still dislike the layout

bear65 is nice

There's no need to convince Puddsy. Each person has their own opinion and preference.
I too like Alice layout more than the current arrowed options out there, just don't try to nudge me to like a board YOU like. Great if Ava and Bear65 is what you prefer, just not for everyone.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: maximize on Mon, 14 December 2020, 21:24:18
If only there were directional keys

alice with arrows is the single ugliest layout

Have you seen the Ava keyboard from sneakbox.design? Looks great in my opinion.

i have seen it and i still dislike the layout

bear65 is nice

There's no need to convince Puddsy. Each person has their own opinion and preference.
I too like Alice layout more than the current arrowed options out there, just don't try to nudge me to like a board YOU like. Great if Ava and Bear65 is what you prefer, just not for everyone.

I don't understand why you're defending Puddsy, who was literally just deriding someone else's perfectly valid preference for directional keys...
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 15 December 2020, 12:15:28
The 2nd prototype is done. Just waiting for the PCBs and cables before they ship to me.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hkhawk on Tue, 15 December 2020, 12:23:54
The 2nd prototype is done. Just waiting for the PCBs and cables before they ship to me.

Ooh, exciting!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: of_sam on Tue, 15 December 2020, 14:10:45
Excited to see more!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Tue, 15 December 2020, 23:19:08
*excitement intensifies*
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: yuutsu on Wed, 16 December 2020, 02:15:13
Spending money time, more ergo, m o r e e r g o . . .
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hottrout on Wed, 16 December 2020, 06:24:12
I need this in my life.  Can't wait to see the development.  I am also buying everything STEALTH just for this build.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: thebreadsaver on Thu, 17 December 2020, 02:59:40
take my money please
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: deathman28 on Thu, 17 December 2020, 03:18:39
My wallet is ready give keyboard pls
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: MrFixIT12 on Thu, 17 December 2020, 18:26:27
Excited to see the second proto
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: bthezebra on Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:13:55
Woo hoo one step closer


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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: ephemeral25 on Fri, 18 December 2020, 05:46:48
Can't wait to see what the 2nd proto looks like.

Also I am hoping a fair amount of units to try to balance the price as much as possible.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: cranedave555 on Fri, 18 December 2020, 10:24:26
Wow that is one sexy looking board!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: neilli on Fri, 18 December 2020, 10:52:39
will there be more rounds of prototype?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: noorejji on Fri, 18 December 2020, 18:11:34
will there be more rounds of prototype?
He canít know whether the prototype needs more iterating until he actually has it in his hands, you get me
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: ttttug on Sat, 19 December 2020, 07:08:49
I probably should've let you know when I first discovered the IC, but I'm totally in if it ever gets to the point where you need buyers.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Retne on Sat, 19 December 2020, 16:24:57
I'm really looking forward to seeing the second prototype.  Hopefully you won't have to do any more rounds of prototypes as I imagine 2 rounds is already rather expensive.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: darthcapn on Sat, 19 December 2020, 18:57:42
Gib when plz gib soon

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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: sweetcheeks on Sat, 19 December 2020, 19:37:57
Exciting! Looking forward to the potential GB :)
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Thu, 24 December 2020, 22:56:33
Sorry if I missed it earlier Gok, but what material will the wrist rest be?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Sat, 26 December 2020, 02:30:56
Sorry if I missed it earlier Gok, but what material will the wrist rest be?
The prototype wristrest is black polycarb. Will see if I'm happy with that.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hottrout on Sat, 26 December 2020, 08:34:45
Sorry if I missed it earlier Gok, but what material will the wrist rest be?
The prototype wristrest is black polycarb. Will see if I'm happy with that.

Sounds perfect, I can't wait for this combo. 
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Sat, 26 December 2020, 14:37:48
Sorry if I missed it earlier Gok, but what material will the wrist rest be?
The prototype wristrest is black polycarb. Will see if I'm happy with that.

Sounds perfect, I can't wait for this combo.
Agreed, that sounds good, thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Antvn84 on Mon, 28 December 2020, 10:17:36
really love it  :p :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: KeyRelic on Mon, 28 December 2020, 13:37:47
This would look great with GMK Stealth keycaps.
Full stealthboard.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: KucherenkoZZZ on Tue, 29 December 2020, 13:28:05
I didn't quite understand... Will this board be sold through deskeys or typeplus?   If typeplus do somebody knows what the shipping rates they offering on international shipping?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hkhawk on Tue, 29 December 2020, 14:38:51
I didn't quite understand... Will this board be sold through deskeys or typeplus?   If typeplus do somebody knows what the shipping rates they offering on international shipping?

From my understanding Typeplus is Kevinplus' new storefront for MX products while Deskeys is going to focus on Topre products going forward. Typeplus charged me $66.41 for shipping for my Vega to California, USA. Please correct me if I am mistaken.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: UberPlatypus on Tue, 29 December 2020, 15:03:51
I didn't quite understand... Will this board be sold through deskeys or typeplus?   If typeplus do somebody knows what the shipping rates they offering on international shipping?

From my understanding Typeplus is Kevinplus' new storefront for MX products while Deskeys is going to focus on Topre products going forward. Typeplus charged me $66.41 for shipping for my Vega to California, USA. Please correct me if I am mistaken.
That's insane. Rama from Australia to New York was $53 for the U-80...

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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: ZongZiWang on Tue, 29 December 2020, 15:15:50
I didn't quite understand... Will this board be sold through deskeys or typeplus?   If typeplus do somebody knows what the shipping rates they offering on international shipping?

From my understanding Typeplus is Kevinplus' new storefront for MX products while Deskeys is going to focus on Topre products going forward. Typeplus charged me $66.41 for shipping for my Vega to California, USA. Please correct me if I am mistaken.
The base kit is $45.41, and each extra plate/pcb is $7 more, which you probably include 3 of those
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: ZongZiWang on Tue, 29 December 2020, 15:18:46
I didn't quite understand... Will this board be sold through deskeys or typeplus?   If typeplus do somebody knows what the shipping rates they offering on international shipping?

From my understanding Typeplus is Kevinplus' new storefront for MX products while Deskeys is going to focus on Topre products going forward. Typeplus charged me $66.41 for shipping for my Vega to California, USA. Please correct me if I am mistaken.
That's insane. Rama from Australia to New York was $53 for the U-80...

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Typeplus ships from China, and itís $45 to CA so technically not too much different from Rama?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Techichi on Tue, 29 December 2020, 16:08:04
This would look great with GMK Stealth keycaps.
Full stealthboard.

Blackout...yep. My thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Friendship on Fri, 01 January 2021, 11:27:00
very interested in this!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Antvn84 on Sat, 09 January 2021, 11:15:01
i'm waiting...
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: koolaidpapa on Sun, 10 January 2021, 18:03:19
Why you gotta do this to me Gok. I missed out on the 7V, I will not miss out of this one...
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: santela on Mon, 11 January 2021, 08:02:13
This would look great with GMK Stealth keycaps.
Full stealthboard.

Blackout...yep. My thoughts exactly.

I bought Stealth and blackout and spacebar kit just to put on this board. Hope I'll be lucky enough to get one.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Mon, 11 January 2021, 13:05:50
This would look great with GMK Stealth keycaps.
Full stealthboard.

Blackout...yep. My thoughts exactly.

I bought Stealth and blackout and spacebar kit just to put on this board. Hope I'll be lucky enough to get one.

I don't think the stealth spacebar kit comes with 3u and since it only comes with 1 set of each spacebar colour, you'd need to go with 2u+1 in both black and the grey.

You'd need to try to get an extra of the spacekeys R2 kit with the CR for this to work properly.


PCBs are done and are enroute to me.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Schmack on Mon, 11 January 2021, 17:01:45
This looks amazing... I dont even use any of the Ergos I own and I own like 3. If this enters GB, itll be 4  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: santela on Tue, 12 January 2021, 22:13:22
This would look great with GMK Stealth keycaps.
Full stealthboard.

Blackout...yep. My thoughts exactly.

I bought Stealth and blackout and spacebar kit just to put on this board. Hope I'll be lucky enough to get one.

I don't think the stealth spacebar kit comes with 3u and since it only comes with 1 set of each spacebar colour, you'd need to go with 2u+1 in both black and the grey.

You'd need to try to get an extra of the spacekeys R2 kit with the CR for this to work properly.


PCBs are done and are enroute to me.

I got 2 sets of spacekeys CR already per your recommendation. I had to pay for the stealth spacebar kit just for the extra B. feelsbadman
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Tue, 12 January 2021, 22:28:05
This would look great with GMK Stealth keycaps.
Full stealthboard.

Blackout...yep. My thoughts exactly.

I bought Stealth and blackout and spacebar kit just to put on this board. Hope I'll be lucky enough to get one.

I don't think the stealth spacebar kit comes with 3u and since it only comes with 1 set of each spacebar colour, you'd need to go with 2u+1 in both black and the grey.

You'd need to try to get an extra of the spacekeys R2 kit with the CR for this to work properly.


PCBs are done and are enroute to me.

I got 2 sets of spacekeys CR already per your recommendation. I had to pay for the stealth spacebar kit just for the extra B. feelsbadman
Instead of the extra B, I'm using a RAMA Thermal cap because they had it in R1 profile. I personally like it better than an actual B for WoB.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: santela on Tue, 12 January 2021, 23:10:56
This would look great with GMK Stealth keycaps.
Full stealthboard.

Blackout...yep. My thoughts exactly.

I bought Stealth and blackout and spacebar kit just to put on this board. Hope I'll be lucky enough to get one.

I don't think the stealth spacebar kit comes with 3u and since it only comes with 1 set of each spacebar colour, you'd need to go with 2u+1 in both black and the grey.

You'd need to try to get an extra of the spacekeys R2 kit with the CR for this to work properly.


PCBs are done and are enroute to me.

I got 2 sets of spacekeys CR already per your recommendation. I had to pay for the stealth spacebar kit just for the extra B. feelsbadman
Instead of the extra B, I'm using a RAMA Thermal cap because they had it in R1 profile. I personally like it better than an actual B for WoB.

I'm not fortunate enough to have that cap. But just saw GMK gray on black IC and I wish it came out earlier, I would've gotten that instead. Extra B in the basekit is a godsend.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: fira on Fri, 15 January 2021, 12:06:37
Definitely in
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: AMAxyz on Fri, 15 January 2021, 16:02:05
Well... Thanks for getting me interested/committed to my first ergo board!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: andreiborisov on Sat, 16 January 2021, 19:28:54
Knight Rider The Board
Stunning.

Any rough idea of the price range?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: rottencat on Fri, 22 January 2021, 14:10:54
Any chance for LED option?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: ryukomatoi on Sat, 23 January 2021, 19:17:35
I can't afford a Civic Type R so this Type K will do.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hottrout on Sun, 24 January 2021, 05:08:43
If you could get Rama to rerun the thermal cap just for the release of this board, that would be awesome.  With the wrist rest included that would be simply devine.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: FootFingers on Wed, 27 January 2021, 09:14:00
looks great! very interested
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 29 January 2021, 20:08:04
The main post has been updated with new photos.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: 7empest on Fri, 29 January 2021, 21:33:57
The main post has been updated with new photos.

 :eek: :eek:

New photos looking amazing, as usual.

I really really like the longer space bars on both sides of this board. I am really hoping I can get lucky enough to get this!!

Great work!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Fri, 29 January 2021, 22:05:48
I think you could make 1k of these and I'd still be nervous I wouldn't be able to get one. What an amazing board.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 29 January 2021, 22:12:10
I think you could make 1k of these and I'd still be nervous I wouldn't be able to get one. What an amazing board.

Same, this board looks amazing! Hopefully I can get one!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: krey on Fri, 29 January 2021, 23:41:00
holding my breath!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: fabijolo on Sat, 30 January 2021, 00:35:47
Man, those new pictures make the board look even more gorgeous, you really killed it with this one.
Looking forward to possibly getting my hands on one of those beauties in the future!
The main post has been updated with new photos.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Sat, 30 January 2021, 08:30:21
So... since you're getting this 2nd prototype in hand now, I'm assuming you haven't ordered the production run yet. PLEASE just GB this thing. <3
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: dyrdevil on Sat, 30 January 2021, 12:41:08
this board looks so good!   gotta grab one, will look so good next to 7v
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: pixelpusher on Sat, 30 January 2021, 14:35:53
hmm... so the 12 degree alice actually hurts my wrists from the bend (I know, weird, right?).  However, the 8 degree Meridian feels very comfortable.  Do I gamble on 10 degrees of type K knowing it might cause wrist pain?  Will tenting have an effect on the bend?  questions questions.  Guess I could just try to get a spot and find out.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Arithmetics on Sat, 30 January 2021, 15:11:25
So... since you're getting this 2nd prototype in hand now, I'm assuming you haven't ordered the production run yet. PLEASE just GB this thing. <3
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: ctrl+shift+n on Sat, 30 January 2021, 15:24:15
that proto was so lit.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: dr_huru on Sat, 30 January 2021, 15:28:56
T H I S I S S O L I T
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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: RA Can on Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:04:07
this is art. hope I can afford one, nice work
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hkhawk on Sat, 30 January 2021, 20:30:16
The new prototype is absolutely stunning! Want very much!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: nixmelos on Sat, 30 January 2021, 21:01:07
Can't wait :o
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Ustinj on Sat, 30 January 2021, 22:32:40
That wrist rest is incredible. 1000/10
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: CrimHaxx on Sun, 31 January 2021, 01:30:47
Please make this an unlimited group buy <33333 :-*
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: neilli on Mon, 01 February 2021, 08:16:27
Please make it a GB! Cannot take the risk of being unable to own one...
I know technically aftermarket is a solution, but rather giving the money to the author...
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: hottrout on Mon, 01 February 2021, 09:02:21
+1 For Unlimited GB.  Happy to wait for as long as it would take if you went Unlimited.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Friendship on Mon, 01 February 2021, 10:17:40
genuinely amazing, I really hope I can purchase one :)
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: of_sam on Mon, 01 February 2021, 12:23:43
Wew that second proto is incredible. I love everything about this board.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: Zurg Eon on Mon, 01 February 2021, 14:35:05
I'd be willing to wait 3 years for QC to finish.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: highpur on Mon, 01 February 2021, 19:46:16
Gorgeous design, I cannot wait for GB to happen soon.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Mon, 01 February 2021, 23:13:06
Gorgeous design, I cannot wait for GB to happen soon.
GB isnít planned, Gok plans to sell in-stock. Unless he changed the OP since I last read it. So it will be a while yet.

People have asked for GB, I havenít seen Gok respond to that.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: redline on Thu, 04 February 2021, 16:44:10
Any estimated quarter/year that the in stock items will be out?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: lewisflude on Fri, 05 February 2021, 09:41:28
Still thinking about this board. Insanely gorgeous concept.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: fastertypes69 on Sat, 06 February 2021, 16:16:50
yummy im drooling
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
Post by: redline on Sun, 07 February 2021, 13:20:20
+1 to wishing there were an unlimited group buy asap
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: gok_nz on Mon, 08 February 2021, 01:03:44
The status has been updated in the main post. There is a link to a survey about whether you want it to be run as a GB or in-stock.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Mon, 08 February 2021, 09:25:32
The status has been updated in the main post. There is a link to a survey about whether you want it to be run as a GB or in-stock.
Sick, voted limited in-stock, but will be fine with either  :thumb: :thumb: Thanks for taking your time with this IC and making sure all the t's are crossed and i's are dotted
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: dallman5 on Mon, 08 February 2021, 09:31:51
Hoping for a GB as I have had pretty much no luck with limited in stock keyboard related items lately :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Sun on Mon, 08 February 2021, 09:50:18
Can someone explain the pros and cons of both GB and in stock. I would pick GB so that it is more available and cheaper. But if itís a limited raffle or fcfs GB I guess it wouldnít make much difference other than preventing bots.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Mon, 08 February 2021, 09:56:44
Can someone explain the pros and cons of both GB and in stock. I would pick GB so that it is more available and cheaper. But if itís a limited raffle or fcfs GB I guess it wouldnít make much difference other than preventing bots.
In stock is nice because the process from order -> having the keyboard in hand is quicker. QC can also be better with less boards. Overall, in-stock is just a far simpler process for runner, manufacturer, and buyer. The con of this is that not everyone gets the keyboard. I respect that to be a con for sure, I just personally don't think it trumps the pros of fcfs in-stock.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: dyrdevil on Mon, 08 February 2021, 10:22:38
Can someone explain the pros and cons of both GB and in stock. I would pick GB so that it is more available and cheaper. But if itís a limited raffle or fcfs GB I guess it wouldnít make much difference other than preventing bots.
In stock is nice because the process from order -> having the keyboard in hand is quicker. QC can also be better with less boards. Overall, in-stock is just a far simpler process for runner, manufacturer, and buyer. The con of this is that not everyone gets the keyboard. I respect that to be a con for sure, I just personally don't think it trumps the pros of fcfs in-stock.

I agree with all of your points about In-stock being better, but I voted for GB in the poll because my priority is being able to get one of these boards.  If there's an accurate way to gauge supply + demand and provide enough boards for an in-stock buy then that'd be great but with the speed some recent FCFS buys have sold out I'd prefer not to be frustrated with this one..
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 08 February 2021, 10:36:48
Can someone explain the pros and cons of both GB and in stock. I would pick GB so that it is more available and cheaper. But if itís a limited raffle or fcfs GB I guess it wouldnít make much difference other than preventing bots.
In stock is nice because the process from order -> having the keyboard in hand is quicker. QC can also be better with less boards. Overall, in-stock is just a far simpler process for runner, manufacturer, and buyer. The con of this is that not everyone gets the keyboard. I respect that to be a con for sure, I just personally don't think it trumps the pros of fcfs in-stock.

I agree with all of your points about In-stock being better, but I voted for GB in the poll because my priority is being able to get one of these boards.  If there's an accurate way to gauge supply + demand and provide enough boards for an in-stock buy then that'd be great but with the speed some recent FCFS buys have sold out I'd prefer not to be frustrated with this one..

the biggest disadvantage of the in-stock option is that the capital costs are carried by the vendor/gok, and they won't make those back until a certain number of boards have sold. in-stock supply will be limited to how many boards they can purchase outright. however, once that number is established, managing the risk is much more straight forward than a group buy. I could see how this approach would be preferable to gok/vendor.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Gondolindrim on Mon, 08 February 2021, 11:06:30
Can someone explain the pros and cons of both GB and in stock. I would pick GB so that it is more available and cheaper. But if itís a limited raffle or fcfs GB I guess it wouldnít make much difference other than preventing bots.
In stock is nice because the process from order -> having the keyboard in hand is quicker. QC can also be better with less boards. Overall, in-stock is just a far simpler process for runner, manufacturer, and buyer. The con of this is that not everyone gets the keyboard. I respect that to be a con for sure, I just personally don't think it trumps the pros of fcfs in-stock.

I agree with all of your points about In-stock being better, but I voted for GB in the poll because my priority is being able to get one of these boards.  If there's an accurate way to gauge supply + demand and provide enough boards for an in-stock buy then that'd be great but with the speed some recent FCFS buys have sold out I'd prefer not to be frustrated with this one..

the biggest disadvantage of the in-stock option is that the capital costs are carried by the vendor/gok, and they won't make those back until a certain number of boards have sold. in-stock supply will be limited to how many boards they can purchase outright. however, once that number is established, managing the risk is much more straight forward than a group buy. I could see how this approach would be preferable to gok/vendor.

This. What people don't get is that the GB model is specially bad for the vendor/runner because the risks of production and logistics are concentrated on him. Myself I prefer GB because this board deserves to be appreciated by as many people as possible, but we have to admit that in stock is simpler for everyone
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: vurtomatic on Mon, 08 February 2021, 11:10:29
After the long IC and ancitipation like everyone here, I'd like a good solid chance at getting this.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: ReverbSlush on Mon, 08 February 2021, 11:36:25
I missed the "unlimited pre-order" option!   ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 08 February 2021, 11:36:59
Can someone explain the pros and cons of both GB and in stock. I would pick GB so that it is more available and cheaper. But if itís a limited raffle or fcfs GB I guess it wouldnít make much difference other than preventing bots.
In stock is nice because the process from order -> having the keyboard in hand is quicker. QC can also be better with less boards. Overall, in-stock is just a far simpler process for runner, manufacturer, and buyer. The con of this is that not everyone gets the keyboard. I respect that to be a con for sure, I just personally don't think it trumps the pros of fcfs in-stock.

I agree with all of your points about In-stock being better, but I voted for GB in the poll because my priority is being able to get one of these boards.  If there's an accurate way to gauge supply + demand and provide enough boards for an in-stock buy then that'd be great but with the speed some recent FCFS buys have sold out I'd prefer not to be frustrated with this one..

the biggest disadvantage of the in-stock option is that the capital costs are carried by the vendor/gok, and they won't make those back until a certain number of boards have sold. in-stock supply will be limited to how many boards they can purchase outright. however, once that number is established, managing the risk is much more straight forward than a group buy. I could see how this approach would be preferable to gok/vendor.

This. What people don't get is that the GB model is specially bad for the vendor/runner because the risks of production and logistics are concentrated on him. Myself I prefer GB because this board deserves to be appreciated by as many people as possible, but we have to admit that in stock is simpler for everyone

What do you mean that the risk of the GB is on the vendor/runner? The money is fronted by the consumer. If something goes wrong, it's ultimately the consumer that loses the most.

The vendor/designer loses time, but the capital is funded by the consumer.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Zeelobby on Mon, 08 February 2021, 12:56:48
Can someone explain the pros and cons of both GB and in stock. I would pick GB so that it is more available and cheaper. But if itís a limited raffle or fcfs GB I guess it wouldnít make much difference other than preventing bots.
In stock is nice because the process from order -> having the keyboard in hand is quicker. QC can also be better with less boards. Overall, in-stock is just a far simpler process for runner, manufacturer, and buyer. The con of this is that not everyone gets the keyboard. I respect that to be a con for sure, I just personally don't think it trumps the pros of fcfs in-stock.

I agree with all of your points about In-stock being better, but I voted for GB in the poll because my priority is being able to get one of these boards.  If there's an accurate way to gauge supply + demand and provide enough boards for an in-stock buy then that'd be great but with the speed some recent FCFS buys have sold out I'd prefer not to be frustrated with this one..

the biggest disadvantage of the in-stock option is that the capital costs are carried by the vendor/gok, and they won't make those back until a certain number of boards have sold. in-stock supply will be limited to how many boards they can purchase outright. however, once that number is established, managing the risk is much more straight forward than a group buy. I could see how this approach would be preferable to gok/vendor.

This. What people don't get is that the GB model is specially bad for the vendor/runner because the risks of production and logistics are concentrated on him. Myself I prefer GB because this board deserves to be appreciated by as many people as possible, but we have to admit that in stock is simpler for everyone

What do you mean that the risk of the GB is on the vendor/runner? The money is fronted by the consumer. If something goes wrong, it's ultimately the consumer that loses the most.

The vendor/designer loses time, but the capital is funded by the consumer.
Yeah. If anything it's just a risk to reputation. Long GB delays, QC issues, and if you want to save face, refunds or replacements. All of which can happen. For a designer that wants to do future runs, or for a vendor that wants to survive, making things right is important. There may no initial financial risk directly, but if they want to continue in the community there kind of is. The larger quantity of a GB only increases the risk of having to fix things.

With in stock you've already seen the boards, and know they exist and their quality, before you take other people's money. Its the far less stressful method, just usually limited by the initial investment.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Draxion on Mon, 08 February 2021, 13:00:49
I want so bad
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: anon_swe on Mon, 08 February 2021, 13:32:05
Please everyone vote for GB.  I need this board in my life, and so does everyone else.  I don't want to get screwed out of another limited in stock buy, I will lose it if I lose out on this board. Please GB, please GB, please!!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: MrFixIT12 on Mon, 08 February 2021, 13:33:01
Voted for GB :thumb:, thanks for even considering this!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: apexshikari on Mon, 08 February 2021, 14:00:08
Team GB + 1


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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: bobdenard on Mon, 08 February 2021, 16:03:50
GB is the way to go. Interest seems high and in stock means $2k+ (at least) on r/mm...
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: shardikofthebeam on Mon, 08 February 2021, 17:07:01
Any possibility on a sound test? Been following this board for so long. Apologies if there is a sound test somewhere buried in the comments.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: jpk6134 on Mon, 08 February 2021, 17:54:50
Love the styling of this keyboard and finally joined geekhack just so I can improve my chances of keeping up to date and getting one. Can't stand the thought of missing out so I voted for GB under the assumption that this is the more accessible option.

As a child of the 80, seeing this keyboard rekindled my lifelong dream of owning a Knight Industries Two Thousand. Just needs a "turbo boost" artisan  :D

Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: skrunk on Mon, 08 February 2021, 19:28:47
Can someone explain the pros and cons of both GB and in stock. I would pick GB so that it is more available and cheaper. But if itís a limited raffle or fcfs GB I guess it wouldnít make much difference other than preventing bots.
In stock is nice because the process from order -> having the keyboard in hand is quicker. QC can also be better with less boards. Overall, in-stock is just a far simpler process for runner, manufacturer, and buyer. The con of this is that not everyone gets the keyboard. I respect that to be a con for sure, I just personally don't think it trumps the pros of fcfs in-stock.

I agree with all of your points about In-stock being better, but I voted for GB in the poll because my priority is being able to get one of these boards.  If there's an accurate way to gauge supply + demand and provide enough boards for an in-stock buy then that'd be great but with the speed some recent FCFS buys have sold out I'd prefer not to be frustrated with this one..

the biggest disadvantage of the in-stock option is that the capital costs are carried by the vendor/gok, and they won't make those back until a certain number of boards have sold. in-stock supply will be limited to how many boards they can purchase outright. however, once that number is established, managing the risk is much more straight forward than a group buy. I could see how this approach would be preferable to gok/vendor.

This. What people don't get is that the GB model is specially bad for the vendor/runner because the risks of production and logistics are concentrated on him. Myself I prefer GB because this board deserves to be appreciated by as many people as possible, but we have to admit that in stock is simpler for everyone

What do you mean that the risk of the GB is on the vendor/runner? The money is fronted by the consumer. If something goes wrong, it's ultimately the consumer that loses the most.

The vendor/designer loses time, but the capital is funded by the consumer.

I think it's fair to say that both the vendor/designer and the consumer have an insane amount of risk. We've seen some GB runners go into debt because they couldn't deliver a GB properly.

For me, I'm voting for a GB run over in-stock run, but honestly I'm fine with either.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Gondolindrim on Mon, 08 February 2021, 19:48:20
Can someone explain the pros and cons of both GB and in stock. I would pick GB so that it is more available and cheaper. But if it’s a limited raffle or fcfs GB I guess it wouldn’t make much difference other than preventing bots.
In stock is nice because the process from order -> having the keyboard in hand is quicker. QC can also be better with less boards. Overall, in-stock is just a far simpler process for runner, manufacturer, and buyer. The con of this is that not everyone gets the keyboard. I respect that to be a con for sure, I just personally don't think it trumps the pros of fcfs in-stock.

I agree with all of your points about In-stock being better, but I voted for GB in the poll because my priority is being able to get one of these boards.  If there's an accurate way to gauge supply + demand and provide enough boards for an in-stock buy then that'd be great but with the speed some recent FCFS buys have sold out I'd prefer not to be frustrated with this one..

the biggest disadvantage of the in-stock option is that the capital costs are carried by the vendor/gok, and they won't make those back until a certain number of boards have sold. in-stock supply will be limited to how many boards they can purchase outright. however, once that number is established, managing the risk is much more straight forward than a group buy. I could see how this approach would be preferable to gok/vendor.

This. What people don't get is that the GB model is specially bad for the vendor/runner because the risks of production and logistics are concentrated on him. Myself I prefer GB because this board deserves to be appreciated by as many people as possible, but we have to admit that in stock is simpler for everyone

What do you mean that the risk of the GB is on the vendor/runner? The money is fronted by the consumer. If something goes wrong, it's ultimately the consumer that loses the most.

The vendor/designer loses time, but the capital is funded by the consumer.

We have a premise here, that gok is a serious designer and Deskeys serious runners. This is not always true and due to the nature of group buys an ill-intended person can (theoretically) run away with everyone's money with little to no consequences. That being known, a serious runner will do what it takes to deliver a good product, and it is very hard to do when you are dealing with other people's money.

Take for example me. I have ran a GB of my Lasgweloth PCB, 30 people fronted 35 USD each and when I got to manufacturing, the price of the MCU rose threefold and availability got ridiculously limited. I had to pay 350USD from my pocket and delay the GB for more than a year (it's still not delivered). I will more than likely have to also pay more 100USD in shipping fees. That alone made me realize I'm not running GBs myself.

A keyboard is a much, much more sophisticated product financially, logistically and manufacture wise. Not only the sums involved are huge, quality control is very strict and subjective and logistics suck because it's heavy. Manufacture wise, aluminum machining is terribly hard to control and QC.

So yes, a GB is also very dangerous to the runner, given we are talking about a serious person. I suggest you take a look into the Xeno drama which nearly drove Wilba and Pwner out of the hobby due to the stress. That drama also stained ZealPC's reputation pretty badly.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Livid on Mon, 08 February 2021, 20:26:44
I think it's safe to say this board has more than enough demand to justify a GB despite the risks people are talking about
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Zeelobby on Mon, 08 February 2021, 21:46:59
I think it's safe to say this board has more than enough demand to justify a GB despite the risks people are talking about
How much demand a board has is pretty independent of the risks of GB vs in-stock. It's not like being more in demand makes them any easier. Demand is so high right now that you could "justify" a GB for anything. Gok can by all means take feedback, but in the end should run it however he seems most comfortable.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: KeebOnMe on Mon, 08 February 2021, 22:45:11
Maybe if you were still feeling in stock, could you potentially put up a groupbuy like vega after in-stock?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Mon, 08 February 2021, 22:54:28
Maybe if you were still feeling in stock, could you potentially put up a groupbuy like vega after in-stock?
Iím not sure what it means to feel ďin stockĒ, but it seems obvious he means if you (Gok) were still favouring an in stock sale. (Sorry, Grammar Gestapo strikes again. )

But I was thinking about the Vega model too.

Another option is multiple in-stock sales, like Meridian. (ai03 innovates in multiple ways, it seems!)

However, that might mean youíll be tied up with logistics and QC rather than designing boards, which is I guess why you got into the hobby.

If I have money when it comes to market, Iíd still be interested, no matter how the sale is managed.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: tngpq on Mon, 08 February 2021, 23:20:32
In-stock sale then GB is becoming more common. KFE CE, Vega, Mode 80. Just saying...
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Tue, 09 February 2021, 05:17:41
Gok/Vendor still has to buy all the boards an QC them if they're in stock, same risk if not more because the maker has to upfront all the money...

Instock you're fighting bots depending on how much is in stock, and on a board like this if the units are low, cause great inflation.

GB will more create fairness an allow him to run more boards...

Some of you commenting like GBs are so scary and he should run away like we haven't been running them for the past decade...

I'd suggest just filling out the form an stop giving your cringey reasoning as to why it shouldn't be run as a GB, when you've never run a GB yourself, lol.

I vote GB, lesgo!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Zeelobby on Tue, 09 February 2021, 06:46:37
Yeah. Not really sure the in-stock + GB is "innovation". It's just having the investment capital to comfortably run both. It also uses FOMO to drive GB sales for all those who took an L on the in-stock. I wouldn't go as far to say it's intentionally predatory, but there's also absolutely nothing wrong with in-stock or GBs by themselves. No reason to argue whether one is better/worse then the other for gok, he knows the nature of both, and neither is necessarily easier for the runner. They just have different benefits for us as a customer.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Retne on Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:58:06
I'm down for a group buy if it means there will be more available.  I really dig the design and I can already see myself getting a big sad L on the in stock.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: severin on Tue, 09 February 2021, 08:41:44
i love this, it's beautiful
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Bunn3y on Tue, 09 February 2021, 08:59:07
+1 for GB. I personally do not mind waiting longer if it means I will be getting one without FOMO.  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: teh_pengers on Tue, 09 February 2021, 14:36:15
Are there any photos of this at eye-level with the desk? Would be helpful visual how the wrist rest, tenting, and board angle all come together.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: angelghb on Tue, 09 February 2021, 19:57:51
GB is better
I hope I can get it on KBDfans or iLumkb.(Asia Region )
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: MQLYU on Wed, 10 February 2021, 01:05:37
Looks amazing!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: pcire on Wed, 10 February 2021, 01:30:08
+1 for GB

Iíd rather wait a long time for it than not get it at all.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: 10peaches on Wed, 10 February 2021, 01:33:43
GB is better
I hope I can get it on KBDfans or iLumkb.(Asia Region )
Pretty sure it will be run exclusively on Typeplus like the Vega.


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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: anon_swe on Wed, 10 February 2021, 02:24:49
you my friend are very wise

Gok/Vendor still has to buy all the boards an QC them if they're in stock, same risk if not more because the maker has to upfront all the money...

Instock you're fighting bots depending on how much is in stock, and on a board like this if the units are low, cause great inflation.

GB will more create fairness an allow him to run more boards...

Some of you commenting like GBs are so scary and he should run away like we haven't been running them for the past decade...

I'd suggest just filling out the form an stop giving your cringey reasoning as to why it shouldn't be run as a GB, when you've never run a GB yourself, lol.

I vote GB, lesgo!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Visionaire on Wed, 10 February 2021, 13:15:16
GB vote.

Also would be fine with hybrid model or multiple runs... just something to help ensure people who want one are able to.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 10 February 2021, 13:43:06
you my friend are very wise

Gok/Vendor still has to buy all the boards an QC them if they're in stock, same risk if not more because the maker has to upfront all the money...

Instock you're fighting bots depending on how much is in stock, and on a board like this if the units are low, cause great inflation.

GB will more create fairness an allow him to run more boards...

Some of you commenting like GBs are so scary and he should run away like we haven't been running them for the past decade...

I'd suggest just filling out the form an stop giving your cringey reasoning as to why it shouldn't be run as a GB, when you've never run a GB yourself, lol.

I vote GB, lesgo!

don't encourage this guy
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: forevermadrigal on Wed, 10 February 2021, 15:00:51
All the botters be like fcfs please. Filled out for gb!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Techichi on Wed, 10 February 2021, 18:57:30
GB Gang
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: mikeyahngelo on Sat, 13 February 2021, 13:53:31
Made a GeekHack account just for this. Voted for GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: CoyoteMegalo on Wed, 17 February 2021, 15:19:20
GB of course.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: FamilyJoule924 on Wed, 17 February 2021, 16:41:12
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Wed, 17 February 2021, 16:51:59
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Because they are afraid they won't get the board in a fcfs.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: kibou store on Wed, 17 February 2021, 16:58:34
gok boards too lit
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: LeoZ on Wed, 17 February 2021, 17:35:47
already voted in google form, but yeah gb please :)
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Vidhur100 on Wed, 17 February 2021, 18:08:54
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Because they are afraid they won't get the board in a fcfs.
But if your a slow typer arenít you disadvantaged?


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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Wed, 17 February 2021, 18:15:50
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Because they are afraid they won't get the board in a fcfs.
But if your a slow typer arenít you disadvantaged?


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Meh, I guess? This will be through a vendor. For fcfs things through vendors, make an account, put in as much information as you can (payment/shipping info) and just show up to the drop on time. I feel like most people who take Ls on things that aren't Korean boards through Google forms show up the site 5 minutes after a drop.

For what it's worth, I'm not a fast typist. There is proof of that in my signature. Most of the Ls I take are from raffles. The Sat75 is the only vendor fcfs L I've taken, and that's a very specific case. Just show up on time for the drop and don't dilly-dally
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: FamilyJoule924 on Thu, 18 February 2021, 12:04:14
voted in stock because i'm fine if i don't get it and fine if i do speed is better than waiting a year
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:04:05
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Those 2 buys were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:13:03
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Zeelobby on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:20:37
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
As someone with knowledge of this for a major vendor, if precautions weren't taken, you might never get a board again. Especially in stock, low qty, popular boards that'll likely have massive aftermarket value. Let's just say 5% is very low. That's probably what makes it through even after the measures have been taken (multiple layers). The numbers are drastically different from where they were 9 months ago.

All this said, gok could use one of the in stock/fcfs systems that puts multiple barriers to entry that would reduce the number of bot orders. I'm sure he would. But spoofing of email, phone number, discord account, and multiple forms of payment and delivery addresses is common in every buy now. From straight up shopify to even systems like koi.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:21:40
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
You clearly have never tried to buy a board that was low units an hype... good luck buying something that never goes in sock.

I also think you forget this is keyboards, more than half the people in this hobby can whip up a bot quite easily, lol.

In the end OP will decide what's best for him an it is what it is.

No ego hurt here, I'd just like a fair chance depending on how many units are run as this is one of a kind an I'm a ergo user.



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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:22:15
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
As someone with knowledge of this for a major vendor, if precautions weren't taken, you might never get a board again. Especially in stock. Let's just say 5% is very low.
All speculation, as usual.

"As a guy who has managed to cop multiple fcfs boards, bots are really not that big of a deal."

See, I can do it too.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: FamilyJoule924 on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:26:45
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Those 2 buys were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
i tried for the ori board and didn't get it same with the fe version i was beat up about that. i like the idea of owning something limited to a certain number of boards. i'm gonna keep an eye on owlab for their 75% version that should be nice. but i've been wanting to try alice boards too. i missed out on the sagitarius so this would be cool but like i said i would personally prefer a more exclusive board if i get it awesome if not its whatever.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Zeelobby on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:27:30
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
As someone with knowledge of this for a major vendor, if precautions weren't taken, you might never get a board again. Especially in stock. Let's just say 5% is very low.
All speculation, as usual.

"As a guy who has managed to cop multiple fcfs boards, bots are really not that big of a deal."

See, I can do it too.
Lol. Ok bud. You continue your internet warrior. If I could even divulge numbers you wouldn't believe them cause they'd shatter your "ego". Good day.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:31:45
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
As someone with knowledge of this for a major vendor, if precautions weren't taken, you might never get a board again. Especially in stock. Let's just say 5% is very low.
All speculation, as usual.

"As a guy who has managed to cop multiple fcfs boards, bots are really not that big of a deal."

See, I can do it too.
Lol. Ok bud. You continue your internet warrior. If I could even divulge numbers you wouldn't believe them cause they'd shatter your "ego". Good day.
Hey man, I'd love for you to do it. I mean that. I'd actually love to know what kind of numbers we deal with. I'd love for you to actually change my mind about fcfs. But instead you just want to blow smoke out your ass and pass it off as fact. All of this bot speculation is literally just that - speculation. I'll admit that my assumption of low numbers is speculation, why can't you admit yours is as well until we actually see valid data?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Zeelobby on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:37:31
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
As someone with knowledge of this for a major vendor, if precautions weren't taken, you might never get a board again. Especially in stock. Let's just say 5% is very low.
All speculation, as usual.

"As a guy who has managed to cop multiple fcfs boards, bots are really not that big of a deal."

See, I can do it too.
Lol. Ok bud. You continue your internet warrior. If I could even divulge numbers you wouldn't believe them cause they'd shatter your "ego". Good day.
Hey man, I'd love for you to do it. I mean that. I'd actually love to know what kind of numbers we deal with. I'd love for you to actually change my mind about fcfs. But instead you just want to blow smoke out your ass and pass it off as fact. All of this bot speculation is literally just that - speculation. I'll admit that my assumption of low numbers is speculation, why can't you admit yours is as well until we actually see valid data?

I don't own CK. It's not my right to release numbers. I've helped test the system and have seen numbers during multiple high traffic buys. If you want real numbers you'll have to talk to Upas. I have no reason to lie to you. Lol. I also have won fcfs sales, some recently. I'm just trying to let you know. What was fear mongering 6 months ago is a reality now. Just the way it is.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: FamilyJoule924 on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:39:24
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
As someone with knowledge of this for a major vendor, if precautions weren't taken, you might never get a board again. Especially in stock. Let's just say 5% is very low.
All speculation, as usual.

"As a guy who has managed to cop multiple fcfs boards, bots are really not that big of a deal."

See, I can do it too.
Lol. Ok bud. You continue your internet warrior. If I could even divulge numbers you wouldn't believe them cause they'd shatter your "ego". Good day.
i don't get how me or my comments got inserted here but there is no concrete information here. personally i make decisions based on fact and evidence of which there is none.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Zeelobby on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:49:12
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
As someone with knowledge of this for a major vendor, if precautions weren't taken, you might never get a board again. Especially in stock. Let's just say 5% is very low.
All speculation, as usual.

"As a guy who has managed to cop multiple fcfs boards, bots are really not that big of a deal."

See, I can do it too.
Lol. Ok bud. You continue your internet warrior. If I could even divulge numbers you wouldn't believe them cause they'd shatter your "ego". Good day.
i don't get how me or my comments got inserted here but there is no concrete information here. personally i make decisions based on fact and evidence of which there is none.
I find it hard to believe that you've never made a decision based on something someone else has told you XD. But I get what your saying. Wish there was a way to divulge numbers but I totally respect why it's something businesses don't do.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:51:33
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
As someone with knowledge of this for a major vendor, if precautions weren't taken, you might never get a board again. Especially in stock. Let's just say 5% is very low.
All speculation, as usual.

"As a guy who has managed to cop multiple fcfs boards, bots are really not that big of a deal."

See, I can do it too.
Lol. Ok bud. You continue your internet warrior. If I could even divulge numbers you wouldn't believe them cause they'd shatter your "ego". Good day.
i don't get how me or my comments got inserted here but there is no concrete information here. personally i make decisions based on fact and evidence of which there is none.
Don't sweat it, it's because I quoted you.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: brandkeebs on Thu, 18 February 2021, 14:18:09
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
As someone with knowledge of this for a major vendor, if precautions weren't taken, you might never get a board again. Especially in stock. Let's just say 5% is very low.
All speculation, as usual.

"As a guy who has managed to cop multiple fcfs boards, bots are really not that big of a deal."

See, I can do it too.
Lol. Ok bud. You continue your internet warrior. If I could even divulge numbers you wouldn't believe them cause they'd shatter your "ego". Good day.
Hey man, I'd love for you to do it. I mean that. I'd actually love to know what kind of numbers we deal with. I'd love for you to actually change my mind about fcfs. But instead you just want to blow smoke out your ass and pass it off as fact. All of this bot speculation is literally just that - speculation. I'll admit that my assumption of low numbers is speculation, why can't you admit yours is as well until we actually see valid data?

He's a mod of CK, why would he lie? If bots weren't really a problem why would there be so much investment of resources devoted to anti-bot preventative measures by CK, the koi raffle system, etc

There has been screenshots from bot discords posted after extras sales and stuff that show there are many bots running and they just scoop up stuff like crazy.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: FamilyJoule924 on Thu, 18 February 2021, 17:02:34
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Joins 2 buys that were 500+ units....

Not sure Goks plan unit wise but judging by the complexity of this board, I would assume it's not going to be producing 1k units, if it is, then run it as a instock item, fine by me.. Again this is just my opinion, I've fought for many low quantity boards and have won some in the past, but recently, things are oos before I can even highlight the buy button.

With the hype surrounding this layout, if -50 boards are made and sold in stock, even if you're fast, you're not as fast as a bot.

Just sayin.
I don't understand why everyone who takes L's on fcfs insists an army of bots is what kept them from getting it. I don't deny that there are people that use bots, but until a vendor releases data on how many bots they caught/stopped/witnessed, I'm going to assume that maybe 5% of fcfs sales are bots. People talk like there is some baron who is going to use a bot to scoop up 50 fcfs units for resale. Have you ever thought that maybe 1-5 of those sales are bots, and the other 45 are just 45/1000 people trying to purchase, and they are faster? Or is that possibility too much of an ego hit?
As someone with knowledge of this for a major vendor, if precautions weren't taken, you might never get a board again. Especially in stock. Let's just say 5% is very low.
All speculation, as usual.

"As a guy who has managed to cop multiple fcfs boards, bots are really not that big of a deal."

See, I can do it too.
Lol. Ok bud. You continue your internet warrior. If I could even divulge numbers you wouldn't believe them cause they'd shatter your "ego". Good day.
i don't get how me or my comments got inserted here but there is no concrete information here. personally i make decisions based on fact and evidence of which there is none.
I find it hard to believe that you've never made a decision based on something someone else has told you XD. But I get what your saying. Wish there was a way to divulge numbers but I totally respect why it's something businesses don't do.
you are 100% right i have made decisions based on things i've been told. that being said with age and lots of error and education i've learned to base decisions on empircal evidence, not emotional statements. i by no means am trying to discredit you i don't know how credible you are or are not. just saying i would prefer to stick to quantifiable numbers as opposed to vague statements
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: KZzzz on Thu, 18 February 2021, 19:20:08
If you had good experiences with fcfs sales, and if you experienced/are experiencing GB delays and such BS, you would prefer fsfc. If you takes multiple L's on fcfs sales or just have below average hardware/internet, you would prefer GB. Humans make decisions based on their prior experience regardless of other's opinion, and that principle has been demonstrated here perfectly. At the end of the day it does not matter, as each option has pro's and con's that each and every person here values differently. What does matter is that there is definitely interest for this quirky keyboard and no matter what there will be a group of dedicated people trying to purchase one no matter the cost/method. I think it is a mistake polling about sales method here, because it doesn't matter to that group of dedicated people. Gok understands his board better than anyone here, and I think he has the best judgement than anyone here on how to run it, how much risk is involved etc. If you are so upset about the method of sale, why not just move on; you'll find a board similar to this eventually.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Zeelobby on Thu, 18 February 2021, 22:49:15
you are 100% right i have made decisions based on things i've been told. that being said with age and lots of error and education i've learned to base decisions on empircal evidence, not emotional statements. i by no means am trying to discredit you i don't know how credible you are or are not. just saying i would prefer to stick to quantifiable numbers as opposed to vague statements

Definitely makes sense. Sadly, from a business perspective, it's something most vendors won't just put out there. I have zero incentive to lie about it, but it's true that none know me personally. I don't really care about GB vs FCFS for type-k, I'll go for it and hopefully get it either way. I'm just a fan of the GB model, takes longer, but people tend to be happier. Just from my experience working with a vendor.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Zeelobby on Thu, 18 February 2021, 22:53:34
If you had good experiences with fcfs sales, and if you experienced/are experiencing GB delays and such BS, you would prefer fsfc. If you takes multiple L's on fcfs sales or just have below average hardware/internet, you would prefer GB. Humans make decisions based on their prior experience regardless of other's opinion, and that principle has been demonstrated here perfectly. At the end of the day it does not matter, as each option has pro's and con's that each and every person here values differently. What does matter is that there is definitely interest for this quirky keyboard and no matter what there will be a group of dedicated people trying to purchase one no matter the cost/method. I think it is a mistake polling about sales method here, because it doesn't matter to that group of dedicated people. Gok understands his board better than anyone here, and I think he has the best judgement than anyone here on how to run it, how much risk is involved etc. If you are so upset about the method of sale, why not just move on; you'll find a board similar to this eventually.

Most of this is true. I would say that the GB method with higher quantity of boards does lower aftermarket pricing, and increases chances for those who really want the board, and are willing to wait for completion (with gok's standards this is pretty much guaranteed). There's less incentive for botting and flipping if the return on investment is months away. And for a designer, your number one goal is to get your board into people's hands who will use and enjoy it. I think it's pretty clear that gok recognizes that he can run it both ways, so I think a poll is fine in this case. He wouldn't have put it up otherwise.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: darthcapn on Fri, 19 February 2021, 04:01:27
Not saying I am excited for this board but I am not getting in AVA gb just because of this board. Can. Not. Wait.

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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Sat, 20 February 2021, 06:55:48
If you had good experiences with fcfs sales, and if you experienced/are experiencing GB delays and such BS, you would prefer fsfc. If you takes multiple L's on fcfs sales or just have below average hardware/internet, you would prefer GB. Humans make decisions based on their prior experience regardless of other's opinion, and that principle has been demonstrated here perfectly. At the end of the day it does not matter, as each option has pro's and con's that each and every person here values differently. What does matter is that there is definitely interest for this quirky keyboard and no matter what there will be a group of dedicated people trying to purchase one no matter the cost/method. I think it is a mistake polling about sales method here, because it doesn't matter to that group of dedicated people. Gok understands his board better than anyone here, and I think he has the best judgement than anyone here on how to run it, how much risk is involved etc. If you are so upset about the method of sale, why not just move on; you'll find a board similar to this eventually.
Problem here is that everyone who's had a "good" experience with a fcfs board has been a board with 500 units, which is really cracking me up...

Sure if Gok runs 500 units run it fcfs that's easy, if it's limited say something like 50 units I'd prefer a GB even if it is a pre-made I would prefer a GB...

Talk all the ish you want, ego this ego that, I'm a fast typer and have good internet, but when you have something setup with Google pay to instabuy that doesnt even require typing, you're smashing f5 and the add to cart button doesn't highlight...

That's all I'm trying to avoid here.

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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: anon_swe on Mon, 22 February 2021, 14:16:27
Preach friend!!!

If you had good experiences with fcfs sales, and if you experienced/are experiencing GB delays and such BS, you would prefer fsfc. If you takes multiple L's on fcfs sales or just have below average hardware/internet, you would prefer GB. Humans make decisions based on their prior experience regardless of other's opinion, and that principle has been demonstrated here perfectly. At the end of the day it does not matter, as each option has pro's and con's that each and every person here values differently. What does matter is that there is definitely interest for this quirky keyboard and no matter what there will be a group of dedicated people trying to purchase one no matter the cost/method. I think it is a mistake polling about sales method here, because it doesn't matter to that group of dedicated people. Gok understands his board better than anyone here, and I think he has the best judgement than anyone here on how to run it, how much risk is involved etc. If you are so upset about the method of sale, why not just move on; you'll find a board similar to this eventually.
Problem here is that everyone who's had a "good" experience with a fcfs board has been a board with 500 units, which is really cracking me up...

Sure if Gok runs 500 units run it fcfs that's easy, if it's limited say something like 50 units I'd prefer a GB even if it is a pre-made I would prefer a GB...

Talk all the ish you want, ego this ego that, I'm a fast typer and have good internet, but when you have something setup with Google pay to instabuy that doesnt even require typing, you're smashing f5 and the add to cart button doesn't highlight...

That's all I'm trying to avoid here.

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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: eddyxn on Wed, 24 February 2021, 09:43:14
+GB, All we have is time these days and I've grown to be patient in this hobby.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: anon_swe on Wed, 24 February 2021, 14:51:22
100% agree.  I don't mind waiting even a year or longer if it means the keebs will come out perfect versus rushed in-stock buys

+GB, All we have is time these days and I've grown to be patient in this hobby.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Nonnegaard on Thu, 25 February 2021, 02:26:20
i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Because they are afraid they won't get the board in a fcfs.
But if your a slow typer arenít you disadvantaged?


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Meh, I guess? This will be through a vendor. For fcfs things through vendors, make an account, put in as much information as you can (payment/shipping info) and just show up to the drop on time. I feel like most people who take Ls on things that aren't Korean boards through Google forms show up the site 5 minutes after a drop.

For what it's worth, I'm not a fast typist. There is proof of that in my signature. Most of the Ls I take are from raffles. The Sat75 is the only vendor fcfs L I've taken, and that's a very specific case. Just show up on time for the drop and don't dilly-dally
In Denmark, if you're over 15 you have to use a 2-factor authentication app EVERY SINGLE TIME you order things with your credit card online. You have the app tied to your social security number. Just lost the ****ing S!NGȦ UNIKORИ because of this, I even got an order cancellation email which means I would have gotten one if it weren't for this. PayPal can negate this (Thank ****ing God), but that wasn't an option for the UNIKORИ. GB is just... better, granted everything goes right, that is.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: eczactly on Thu, 25 February 2021, 10:49:49
In Denmark, if you're over 15 you have to use a 2-factor authentication app EVERY SINGLE TIME you order things with your credit card online. You have the app tied to your social security number. Just lost the ****ing S!NGȦ UNIKORИ because of this, I even got an order cancellation email which means I would have gotten one if it weren't for this. PayPal can negate this (Thank ****ing God), but that wasn't an option for the UNIKORИ. GB is just... better, granted everything goes right, that is.

just find a 14 year old to help you with this.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (08/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: anon_swe on Thu, 25 February 2021, 14:13:18
Jesus they got you by the balls there, not to mention all the insane taxes. Issues like this warrant a GB.  I don't want my Denmark brothers and sisters to miss out on such a great keeb because of something ridiculous like this.

i'm pretty new but have so far snagged 2 boards the voice 65 and a sat75 i already got my voice65 but need to wait a long time before sat will come. why is everyone pushing for GB?
Because they are afraid they won't get the board in a fcfs.
But if your a slow typer arenít you disadvantaged?


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Meh, I guess? This will be through a vendor. For fcfs things through vendors, make an account, put in as much information as you can (payment/shipping info) and just show up to the drop on time. I feel like most people who take Ls on things that aren't Korean boards through Google forms show up the site 5 minutes after a drop.

For what it's worth, I'm not a fast typist. There is proof of that in my signature. Most of the Ls I take are from raffles. The Sat75 is the only vendor fcfs L I've taken, and that's a very specific case. Just show up on time for the drop and don't dilly-dally
In Denmark, if you're over 15 you have to use a 2-factor authentication app EVERY SINGLE TIME you order things with your credit card online. You have the app tied to your social security number. Just lost the ****ing S!NGȦ UNIKORИ because of this, I even got an order cancellation email which means I would have gotten one if it weren't for this. PayPal can negate this (Thank ****ing God), but that wasn't an option for the UNIKORИ. GB is just... better, granted everything goes right, that is.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: JustBagel on Wed, 03 March 2021, 17:00:27
gb please, i managed to do everything within 15seconds for black vega instock and i was still too slow.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: santela on Thu, 04 March 2021, 08:02:45
All these arguments about bots... Bots or not, I have taken Ws and Ls on fcfs boards, most of the time I just shrug it off when I lose because my life wouldn't be any different with or without a board. But this one is special, I'd rather wait if that means a higher chance of getting the board.

That said, I doubt this will be an unlimited GB, so still a chance of taking the L.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: PickleTickle on Mon, 08 March 2021, 03:48:25
Man I really do hope it is unlimited GB though. Always sucks when anyone misses out on a board they want.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: kdam39 on Mon, 08 March 2021, 04:39:19
Please take my money
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: uncleakamai on Mon, 08 March 2021, 10:53:25
I would also happily wait for a board like this. I first got into the hobby looking for a replacement for my Kinesis Freestyle. The tenting made it such a comfortable board. I realize I have no idea how much effort goes into this but would help in any way if I could.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: uncleakamai on Mon, 08 March 2021, 10:56:02
All these arguments about bots... Bots or not, I have taken Ws and Ls on fcfs boards, most of the time I just shrug it off when I lose because my life wouldn't be any different with or without a board. But this one is special, I'd rather wait if that means a higher chance of getting the board.

That said, I doubt this will be an unlimited GB, so still a chance of taking the L.

I keep telling myself Iíll put money aside I would have spent on an L and either a) save for aftermarket cost or b) invest the money.

Something tells me Ďbí is the smart choice :).
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: ovurcast on Mon, 08 March 2021, 21:22:17
This is so clean, glwic, I'd definitely pick this up as my first alice layout board. That matching wristrest is also a great touch
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: bobasweatandtears on Tue, 09 March 2021, 00:02:08
Stunning.

Sort of wish I was baller enough to have got all the GMK Stealth kits to complement the board's aesthetics.

+1 for GB too over FCFS. FCFS is always a fiesta (even big hypebeast companies can't even do it properly) and leads to rivers of salt.
At least when people cop an L, it's more understandable. FCFS also sucks if you get unlucky with timezones and ruining sleep if there happens to be hitches in the process.

Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: davwak on Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:23:02
+1 GB.

Gorgeous board.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: r00dy on Tue, 16 March 2021, 21:23:08
+1 GB as well. The resale prices on an in stock run would be painful but either way, love the board!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: WillyWortel on Fri, 19 March 2021, 06:57:47
Too many great keyboards lately.

f**k it

I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: BuildingKeys on Sat, 20 March 2021, 14:03:08
Oh god yes, please make it a groupbuy! Everyone send your energy thru the google forms!!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Harue on Sat, 20 March 2021, 20:37:50
Well, it seems like we have to schedule the day free whenever this drops.
I'm in and ready to take the day off whenever it's time. ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: P103 on Sun, 21 March 2021, 12:13:11
Please make it unlimited.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Kebob on Sun, 28 March 2021, 22:39:15
Been thinking about a board like this for a few years and am really glad to see you run this, hopefully GB so there's a higher chance of getting one :)
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: CrlaoSvloadr on Sun, 28 March 2021, 22:43:13
Eagerly waiting on updates! Had my eye on this board for some time and would absolutely be in favour of any means that would help me secure one for myself.
A group buy for such a board would definitely see this through!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: geohammy on Wed, 31 March 2021, 00:17:53
I would love an unlimited group buy. This board is really beautiful and is totally worth waiting for :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: svenge on Wed, 31 March 2021, 11:25:33
Hey Gok,
Will the keyboard be unlimited in stock?

I'll be green with envy,
Until i get my 7V.

Lets do a group-buy,
Since we all want one of these guys.

I'll wait a whole year,
but at 13 months I will start to fear.

By the way I will not attack
your decision to go with just black.


Svenge-
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Antvn84 on Tue, 06 April 2021, 11:39:19
How is going? still waiting for GB  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (26/02/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: BLAANK on Fri, 09 April 2021, 22:52:50
Been going back and forth thru discord and GH I just need some news!!!!!!!!! :eek:




But other than hope it goes GB ;D so everyone can get on one of these beautiful boards no matter how long it takes!!!
PATIENCE IS KEY RIGHT NOW (-.-)
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 16 April 2021, 15:45:44
I've just made a quick update to the OP on the status. Basically, development of the Type K will continue.
I will upload photos of the newest prototype in a couple of weeks time when I'm free.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 16 April 2021, 16:49:53
I've just made a quick update to the OP on the status. Basically, development of the Type K will continue.
I will upload photos of the newest prototype in a couple of weeks time when I'm free.

<falls over>    "someone pick me up please.  I need to prepare."   <runs off to get ready>
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: migueldelrosario on Sun, 18 April 2021, 01:17:49
Thanks for the update gok. Can't wait to see/hear the updated proto!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: santela on Sun, 18 April 2021, 21:25:35
Thanks for the update gok! Do you think you will release a typing sound test for the prototype? I'm curious to hear it.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: gok_nz on Sun, 18 April 2021, 21:28:45
Thanks for the update gok! Do you think you will release a typing sound test for the prototype? I'm curious to hear it.
I bought a mic a couple of years ago for the purposes of typing tests but I could never get it to sound like it did in person so I gave up.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: santela on Sun, 18 April 2021, 21:35:24
Thanks for the update gok! Do you think you will release a typing sound test for the prototype? I'm curious to hear it.
I bought a mic a couple of years ago for the purposes of typing tests but I could never get it to sound like it did in person so I gave up.

Lol I know the pain.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Digmo on Tue, 20 April 2021, 08:03:44
Would love to see a Split left shift optio aswell
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: marthike135 on Thu, 22 April 2021, 10:22:03
Gb all the way,
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Bolsa Huncho on Thu, 22 April 2021, 11:25:38
Great stuff Gok. As an old RSX Type-S owner I can really appreciate the naming schematic.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: Invezting on Sun, 25 April 2021, 21:50:15
so hyped for this!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: chung on Mon, 26 April 2021, 13:53:19
pls giv  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (17/04/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: epshtielsl on Tue, 27 April 2021, 16:06:51
Long time lurker, created an account to post this. GB please!  Not looking forward to being botted into getting an L on this  :))
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 28 April 2021, 06:06:54
I've just uploaded the photos that were on my Instagram post of prototype #3.
I'll be exploring different colours for the wrist-rest o that there is an option that matches with the silver Type K better. At the moment, I'm leaning towards beige.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Afresh on Wed, 28 April 2021, 07:21:50
red 👀
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Sainity on Wed, 28 April 2021, 07:48:29
Ohh, that silver is pretty glorious. I'm definitely in on this.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: toxicdrift on Wed, 28 April 2021, 08:40:33
new proto looks awesome, cant wait to get one.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: fantasyrunner on Wed, 28 April 2021, 11:53:20
Yea this is just straight beauty since the day I saw it. Love the design architectural aesthetics taken from the 7V.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: ReverbSlush on Wed, 28 April 2021, 12:44:42
I thought I was 100% in for black but this silver (beige weight?!!) has won me over.... it just looks so clean and nice.  Wow
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: gok_nz on Wed, 28 April 2021, 13:48:21
I thought I was 100% in for black but this silver (beige weight?!!) has won me over.... it just looks so clean and nice.  Wow
Oh crap. I meant wrist-rest, not weight. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: loopaddiction on Wed, 28 April 2021, 14:44:30
Silver looks beautiful.

I'm just hoping this becomes a GB with *plenty* of units available for a stress-free purchase. Seems like the hype surrounding this board is off the charts, and understandably so.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: jpk6134 on Wed, 28 April 2021, 17:37:11
The new silver proto looks great, but my heart will always belong to the all black KITT version.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Gondolindrim on Wed, 28 April 2021, 18:01:13
The new silver proto looks great, but my heart will always belong to the all black KITT version.

Why not both
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: zungzangbi on Wed, 28 April 2021, 19:41:11
The new silver proto looks great, but my heart will always belong to the all black KITT version.

Why not both

Is this a prophecy? That this will be an unlimited GB?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Hdjekso on Wed, 28 April 2021, 23:33:32
What's the front height of this board?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: jpk6134 on Thu, 29 April 2021, 20:56:22
The new silver proto looks great, but my heart will always belong to the all black KITT version.

Why not both

Is this a prophecy? That this will be an unlimited GB?

Haha, let's hope the prophecy is fulfilled by wise and merciful gok.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: pleasega on Fri, 30 April 2021, 12:17:14
The new silver proto looks great, but my heart will always belong to the all black KITT version.

Why not both

Is this a prophecy? That this will be an unlimited GB?

Haha, let's hope the prophecy is fulfilled by wise and merciful gok.

one can only hope!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: 7empest on Fri, 30 April 2021, 14:12:15
WOW new proto soooooo gooooooooood
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: gok_nz on Fri, 30 April 2021, 20:17:34
Added a couple more photos of the bottom and LED indicators
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: darthcapn on Sat, 01 May 2021, 00:02:48
Hey Gok, Did you decide on instock vs gb?

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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Lendios on Sat, 01 May 2021, 14:06:36
Hi Gok, the silver looks fantastic!

Will it be possible to make the RGB go all the way to the corners and round the sides (https://i.imgur.com/UGYZolv.jpg) aswell as being at the front/top? Or are you keeping it just at the front/top in the middle to stay true to the the KITT inspiration?

Will we get a frosted white polycarbonate bottom (or even better, acrylic though I guess that might not be as durable?) to match the silver instead of black? It could also allow better diffusion and the opportunity for underglow similar to this (https://i.imgur.com/FpNeLfM.png) if we solder in our own leds. But again, if you're trying to stay as close to the KITT I can see why you wouldn't.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: hexa on Sat, 01 May 2021, 22:08:16
So hot, love the silver.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: thestrayed on Sat, 01 May 2021, 22:17:08
That silver color, just wow. Would love to see matching wrist rest or beige
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: azack on Sun, 02 May 2021, 02:22:10
that silver is a beau  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: pleasega on Sun, 02 May 2021, 12:00:16
Hey gok, is there a possibility however the slightest of an unlimited GB just like 7v for the Type K? Trying to make decisions for my next board :D
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: break on Sun, 02 May 2021, 13:54:33
Hey gok, is there a possibility however the slightest of an unlimited GB just like 7v for the Type K? Trying to make decisions for my next board :D

See the highlighted yellow sentence in the first post, and donít forget to submit a form response!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Gondolindrim on Sun, 02 May 2021, 17:10:52
Ladies and gentleman,

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/687472750838939658/838535519818350592/unknown.png)

gok has said it, now it's cannon.

Fire to the non-WoB believers
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: pleasega on Mon, 03 May 2021, 00:47:04
Hey gok, is there a possibility however the slightest of an unlimited GB just like 7v for the Type K? Trying to make decisions for my next board :D

See the highlighted yellow sentence in the first post, and donít forget to submit a form response!

already did when the form first came up, was just wondering since it's been quite a while if there are any decisions being leaned to
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Visionaire on Mon, 03 May 2021, 10:22:57
Ladies and gentleman,

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/687472750838939658/838535519818350592/unknown.png)


gok has said it, now it's cannon.

Fire to the non-WoB believers

All hail, WoB!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: finalarcadia on Mon, 03 May 2021, 12:31:25
Does Cyrillic WOB count?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Friendship on Mon, 03 May 2021, 13:07:32
OOOOOFFFFFF the silver V3 prototype is simply of the highest quality art
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Sun on Mon, 03 May 2021, 14:37:01
Wow I thought black was the only correct choice but silver is also amazing with beige caps.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Qwapa on Wed, 05 May 2021, 16:31:15
This is such a cool design!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: bananathock on Thu, 06 May 2021, 01:02:43
pls pls pls!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: enomooshiki on Fri, 07 May 2021, 04:50:45
how much of my liver do i need to sell to get one of these?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: eczactly on Fri, 07 May 2021, 11:46:50
how much of my liver do i need to sell to get one of these?

depends on who's buying.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: LaserCrafter on Fri, 07 May 2021, 16:18:49
Ladies and gentleman,

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/687472750838939658/838535519818350592/unknown.png)


gok has said it, now it's cannon.

Fire to the non-WoB believers

imagine not liking WoB because it's boring? could not be me
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: vicxenstudios on Fri, 07 May 2021, 19:21:08
hot damn i'm excited
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Dopamine on Sun, 09 May 2021, 04:15:50
This looks so freaking cool.
Looking forward to this
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Obamas Mama on Sun, 09 May 2021, 10:59:55
Can I just have this already?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: funderburker on Sun, 09 May 2021, 11:08:38
Can I just have this already?

Teasing and edging is part of the hype, dummie. :p
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: LaserCrafter on Sun, 09 May 2021, 19:41:33
also, all hail gok
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: redonepunch on Thu, 20 May 2021, 11:54:06
The black feels like the only way to go but that silver is so good.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: waone567 on Mon, 24 May 2021, 04:12:58
the only alice I will consider buying. please be unlimited. I got slow hand  :'(
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: hottrout on Mon, 24 May 2021, 04:20:34
Please, please be unlimited.  Not getting to own this could break me.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: syke on Mon, 24 May 2021, 07:04:03
A white in the works too?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Mistah on Mon, 24 May 2021, 09:35:36
Loving the effort being put into this. Gok showing his GOAT status again. Loving the matching wrist rest too
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: quanghuy1200 on Sat, 29 May 2021, 06:08:55
Very interesting  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Scriba on Mon, 31 May 2021, 04:01:23
Wow I thought black was the only correct choice but silver is also amazing with beige caps.

same, pls make silver a option, it matches perfect with the design
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: Shozzking on Mon, 31 May 2021, 21:17:14
I'd very much like one in silver or a navy blue
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: limitz on Sun, 06 June 2021, 18:46:49
dope im in
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Diggidy on Sun, 06 June 2021, 19:05:57
With every update I come back to this and just look at the silver board. It is the nicest looking board I've ever seen...
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: zzyjayfree on Sun, 06 June 2021, 19:36:08
GB plz


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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: michaelpopp on Wed, 09 June 2021, 10:38:19
+1 for GB.  Definitely want to pair the black variant with Cyrillic WoB.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: AstralYT on Wed, 09 June 2021, 12:02:05
Any chance this would be under 400$?

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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: jpk6134 on Wed, 09 June 2021, 12:20:40
IIRC it's expected to come in at under $1000, but I doubt it will be under $500.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: brandkeebs on Fri, 11 June 2021, 20:05:13
Any chance this would be under 400$?

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Gok said he can't even manufacture them for less than $480

I would expect 600+ pretty easily
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: AstralYT on Fri, 11 June 2021, 23:36:24
Any chance this would be under 400$?

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Gok said he can't even manufacture them for less than $480

I would expect 600+ pretty easily
Yea I should've expected that for such a complicated design.

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Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: derpter on Sat, 12 June 2021, 11:41:33
Please let this be a GB. This is one of my most hyped boards for the year.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: KucherenkoZZZ on Sun, 13 June 2021, 06:12:02
Nice board but what's the point in 2.25u shift instead of 2.75u? it creates a huge imbalance on the right side compared to the left
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Neely_12 on Sun, 13 June 2021, 11:11:23
I hope this board isnt as expensive as I think its going to be. I love this.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Harue on Wed, 16 June 2021, 10:38:58
Gok When Mini-K  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/Zod720p.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Gondolindrim on Wed, 16 June 2021, 13:00:17
Gok When Mini-K  ;D

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Zod720p.png)


Ok that is seriously cute
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: NimbleTortoise on Sat, 19 June 2021, 01:20:38
Please, please be unlimited.  Not getting to own this could break me.

People have said this about a lot of boards lol. This board does indeed look quite special however.

I just wish the LEDs in this were better diffused, I don't know if that's the setting it's on or if the diffuse isn't very good. Right now it looks a bit tacky.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (28/04/2021 - V3 PROTOTYPE PHOTOS ADDED)
Post by: jpk6134 on Sat, 19 June 2021, 12:31:12
I just wish the LEDs in this were better diffused, I don't know if that's the setting it's on or if the diffuse isn't very good. Right now it looks a bit tacky.
I believe they're supposed to look like the scanning headlight on KITT, which was segmented. I personally love this look because of it.

Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Dopamine on Tue, 22 June 2021, 05:46:23
I started using a sesame this week just to try out this layout. I am hooked and now im super excited for this keyboard.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: DeMechanica on Tue, 22 June 2021, 06:13:07
Thatís it, thisíll be my first Alice layout keeb if I can get my hands on it.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: BareSphereMass on Thu, 01 July 2021, 03:14:46
Does anyone know when its gonna come out?
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: DukeEsquire on Thu, 01 July 2021, 13:33:58
Does anyone know when its gonna come out?

Nope. Gok doesn't even know.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: xavierlh on Thu, 01 July 2021, 18:53:05
will the Type K be priced similarly to the Mountain Ergo?
by the way, absolutely love the design, can't wait for GB
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: jabe8i on Thu, 01 July 2021, 18:58:45
will the Type K be priced similarly to the Mountain Ergo?
by the way, absolutely love the design, can't wait for GB

Correct me if im wrong but I dont think either of those boards have an estimated price yet
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Tree_ on Thu, 01 July 2021, 20:34:46
will the Type K be priced similarly to the Mountain Ergo?
by the way, absolutely love the design, can't wait for GB

Correct me if im wrong but I dont think either of those boards have an estimated price yet
xavierlh is talking about the Mountain Ergo (https://kbdfans.com/collections/group-buy/products/ic-kbdfans-mountain-ergo-keyboard-kit (https://kbdfans.com/collections/group-buy/products/ic-kbdfans-mountain-ergo-keyboard-kit)) which is $420USD and not the Mountain Alice (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111231.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111231.0)) which is still in IC and doesn't have a confirmed price.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: cypher858 on Thu, 01 July 2021, 20:54:27
100% in on this

groupbuy pls be real  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: jabe8i on Sun, 04 July 2021, 05:17:12
will the Type K be priced similarly to the Mountain Ergo?
by the way, absolutely love the design, can't wait for GB

Correct me if im wrong but I dont think either of those boards have an estimated price yet
xavierlh is talking about the Mountain Ergo (https://kbdfans.com/collections/group-buy/products/ic-kbdfans-mountain-ergo-keyboard-kit (https://kbdfans.com/collections/group-buy/products/ic-kbdfans-mountain-ergo-keyboard-kit)) which is $420USD and not the Mountain Alice (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111231.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111231.0)) which is still in IC and doesn't have a confirmed price.

oh damn. I'm getting all these names confused. Thats right i was referring to the mountain alice, I didnt realize it was referring to kbdfan's board lol
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Meepergon on Sun, 04 July 2021, 17:50:11
Haven't tried an Arisu style keyboard before yet, but with this aesthetic, I need this to be an unlimited GB. Fingers crossed, and I'm totally in.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Minahctrl on Sun, 04 July 2021, 17:55:05
a must a must a must cop
GB come pls
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: raykcy on Sun, 04 July 2021, 21:52:05
Can't wait for this to go live! Hopefully can get one though..
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: HappyB0T on Sun, 11 July 2021, 00:46:26
Looks really fun to type on / design is fantastic!
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Nuap on Mon, 19 July 2021, 18:43:01
Haven't tried an Arisu style keyboard before yet, but with this aesthetic, I need this to be an unlimited GB. Fingers crossed, and I'm totally in.


This is an Alice layout keyboard.


Arisu is alice + arrow keys.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Rory on Tue, 20 July 2021, 09:08:56
Can you hurry up and drop this please.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Scriba on Tue, 20 July 2021, 09:19:35
Can you hurry up and drop this please.

no
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: jpk6134 on Tue, 20 July 2021, 09:37:35
Can you hurry up and drop this please.

You can't rush perfection.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: redline on Wed, 28 July 2021, 21:06:41
Board don't even need to be ready, just let us give you money so we can reserve a gb spot  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Thu, 29 July 2021, 10:27:08
Board don't even need to be ready, just let us give you money so we can reserve a gb spot  ;D
A group buy for a group buy... this is what we've come to
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Gondolindrim on Sat, 31 July 2021, 14:59:08
Board don't even need to be ready, just let us give you money so we can reserve a gb spot  ;D
A group buy for a group buy... this is what we've come to

Yes but first there will be a raffle for spots to reserve spots for the GB, so a raffle for a GB for a GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Zurg Eon on Sat, 07 August 2021, 17:11:27
Board don't even need to be ready, just let us give you money so we can reserve a gb spot  ;D
A group buy for a group buy... this is what we've come to

Yes but first there will be a raffle for spots to reserve spots for the GB, so a raffle for a GB for a GB.

Yo dawg, I herd you like group buys, so we put a raffle for a group buy for a group buy, so you can group buy while you group buy.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: jabe8i on Sun, 08 August 2021, 14:11:34
how would the 3u spacebars be stabilized?  will this come with 3u wires, or would we have to use a pair of spring-less switches? I personally don't like the latter since the lack of the wire causes some binding.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Nuap on Sun, 08 August 2021, 23:02:01
how would the 3u spacebars be stabilized?  will this come with 3u wires, or would we have to use a pair of spring-less switches? I personally don't like the latter since the lack of the wire causes some binding.


The 7V came with a 6u stabiliser wire that could be used in place of your 6.25u wire, as 6u is quite uncommon.


I imagine that if this has 3u stabilisers, then 2x3u wires will be included.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: santela on Mon, 09 August 2021, 00:45:51
Damn this board has been in development for more than a year now. Really can't wait to have it on my desk.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Mechalomania on Tue, 17 August 2021, 22:10:42
100% in for this! Hoping it's a GB, but I understand the logistics of that can be a nightmare. If it's limited, I'll just have to hope I'll get lucky.
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: proskit on Wed, 18 August 2021, 02:16:14
nice,i love alice forevery
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: kazenine on Tue, 24 August 2021, 05:46:19
good keyboard for OCD users  :)) :))
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Minahctrl on Tue, 24 August 2021, 10:27:07
excuse me sir. drop the ting
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (03/06/2021 - V4 PROTOTYPE ORDERED)
Post by: Heritage.T.A on Thu, 09 September 2021, 22:27:56
waiting for this
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (11/09/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: GuitarHellboy on Thu, 16 September 2021, 09:18:38
What is the reason for the slopping sides pointing in
Title: Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard (11/09/2021 - STATUS UPDATE)
Post by: dyrdevil on Thu, 16 September 2021, 10:34:07
What is the reason for the slopping sides pointing in

more comfortable/ergonomic and less strain on your arms wrist & hands