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Introducing Vixen










Color options from top to bottom are Surrender (e-coat), Mourning (anodize), and Promise Ring (anodize).

Typing Tests

Aluminum plate, Huano Earth Linears, GMK Metropolis, no plate foam
Brass plate, Boba U4T, ABS SA Blanks, plate foam
POM plate, Gateron KS-3s with 68g spring swap, PBTFans WoB, plate foam

Renders by Olivia/oj
Weight engraving by erin




The Group buy page is up!

Vixen is the latest board from Eye Oh Designs. Taking inspiration form Prime_Elise, EM7, and Alice style boards, Vixen is an evolution of the babyV. This board aims to please fans of that keyboard that wanted something more premium. Its features include:

Case/Plate:
-babyV layout with some new bottom row options!
-Gasket mount.
-5 degree typing angle with 18 mm front height.
-Seamless aluminum anodized top case with a brass bottom/weight.
-Carrying case and microfiber cloth included.
-Supports screw-in and snap-in stabilizers.

PCB:
-Compatible with MX style switches. Hotswap and Soldered PCB options are planned.
-Powered by a RP2040 running Vial.
-USB C connection and circuit protection through the unified daughterboard. As such, babyV PCBs are not compatible with Vixen.
-Supports screw-in and snap-in stabilizers.

Pricing: $295

Units Available: 100

Planned vendors: Eye Oh Designs

Timeline for GB: 1-14 September

Timeline for GB Completion: Confirming with manufacturer. Likely 3-5 months after GB completion.

Current Status: The newest prototypes are in from the manufacturer and they look great! Look for the GB post coming soon to Geekhack!

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Discord Handle: EODesigns#4352
Search for 'vixen' in the #ic-gb-announcements channel of the 40s server and click 'join' to follow along!
« Last Edit: Tue, 29 August 2023, 12:51:25 by joedinkle »


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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 09 July 2022, 12:34:26 »
this is really cute! glwic
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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 09 July 2022, 13:36:13 »
Oh shooooot I'm in

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 09 July 2022, 18:30:29 »
Take my money already

Offline MelonBred

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 11 July 2022, 11:22:13 »
This looks great, EOD! Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 11 July 2022, 21:03:14 »
noice, very interested. babyV has been working well for me.

i have no idea what colour i would go for or if i would go for the poly case (assuming you do one). i have seen "e-coat" in other gb descriptions, i still have no idea what it is... or why its only ever the white colour...

whether i go for solder, hotswap, or both will depend on the build and how i feel when this goes to gb. if there ends up being only one option i dont think it would be a problem.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 17 July 2022, 13:03:10 »
Me likey

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 17:07:59 »
So cute, i'm maybe in. Depends on the date of GB :p

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 23:56:16 »
Incredible looking board. - liking the style here.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 05 August 2022, 14:10:46 »
Id love to try an ortho board and I love Alice layouts. This board is rad, GL with it!
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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 06 August 2022, 02:15:00 »
Very nice!

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 06 August 2022, 22:34:31 »
Very nice looking board, will watch for updates.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 26 August 2022, 08:44:09 »
Wanted to finally jump in here and say that I spotted this over on Rxxxxt a couple weeks back--a little too late to jump on the IC form--but it's basically my ideal unibody board. I've been dying for a WKL design with ortho alphas. I like the Boardwalk, and have almost built one 1,000 times, but I just don't know that I can go back to something that requires my wrists to be that close together after years of split boards.

Anyway, all that to say.. I really really like what you're doing here, and I need one. The sooner, the better.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 17 September 2022, 13:21:28 »
Prototypes are in!


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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 17 September 2022, 21:34:31 »
Shut up and take my money.

I don't think you understand.... I must have this keyboard.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 22 September 2022, 18:03:24 »
Yes!
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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 24 September 2022, 08:59:35 »
Looks interesting. I am keen!

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 24 September 2022, 10:07:52 »
Any samples of that red??? This looks awesome.
Expensive plastic makes me sigh.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 26 September 2022, 13:35:36 »
Any samples of that red??? This looks awesome.

I don't have Vixen in red, but it's going to be the same shade as the humble40 red, which came out magnificent. There's a link to it in the top post.


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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 30 September 2022, 12:28:27 »
Any idea when the GB will start?
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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 01 October 2022, 16:18:55 »
Any idea when the GB will start?

Work's been pretty wild lately. I think we're looking more like mid-November and less like late October. I need to make some minor tweaks to the interior of the weight, finalize colors, and we'll be ready to go!


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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 02 October 2022, 07:02:23 »
Very interesting layout, I love it!

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 31 October 2022, 19:02:41 »
The prettiest 40 I've seen by far.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 27 November 2022, 10:11:23 »
I'm 100% in on this. Hopefully work settles down and we can get the GB going soon!

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 14 December 2022, 08:25:00 »
Super interested, looks absolutely perfect! Wonder if they ship to EU...

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 23 December 2022, 13:29:28 »
Any updates on this?
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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 18 January 2023, 20:03:25 »
please release this so I can give you my money. I want this, I need this keyboard. ergo is life.

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 20 January 2023, 13:51:36 »
IT LOOKS AMAZING AAAA

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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - Prototypes Received!
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 30 May 2023, 08:26:34 »


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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - GB starts 1 September!
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 14 August 2023, 20:00:04 »
Final samples are in! The group buy starts 1 September. Kits start at $295!


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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - GB starts 1 September!
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 22 August 2023, 19:24:07 »
I didn't get to post here pre-stream, but the wonderful kaysoV did a build stream of Vixen in Promise Ring. Take a look!


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Re: [IC] Vixen - An Alice Style 40% Ortholinear - GB starts 1 September!
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 25 August 2023, 04:54:45 »
man this is too cute. following you right away

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