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Offline Ckeeb

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Hello everyone,

First, we want to start off by thanking you for all the interest you’ve shown in our newly designed Zoom65V3.
We continue to work on and improving the Zoom65V3 with your valuable feedback.
Our latest IC brings with it some small updates and a few new questions on the Google IC form.

Before we move on we just wanted to highlight a few things regarding questions and what is in this IC:

●Each board will include all 7 mounting options in the kit - you don't have to simply pick one, you can switch each mounting style at any time

●We'd like to know if you want to see a POM Plate Option

●We have heard your feedback regarding the red tailight and updated to a transparent one, however, we are thinking of offering the option of colored tail lights and would like to know if that is something that interests you.

●We'd love to hear your thoughts on some Badge and Weight designs that have been made and are shown in the IC Form.

●We will be offering support for split spacebar - we see a lot of people have asked, and want to confirm that it will be offered.

●We are seeking your opinion on the Software UI which you will find in the Google IC Form

●Our Badge and Weight design contest is now live - to learn more and enter, please join our Discord: https://discord.com/channels/919202175530463272/1212320412860424242

●We have updated the prototype progress in this IC with some new images

●Price Range - $200 USD +/- depending on configuration

Zoom65V3 Landing page

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Prototype Progress
Weight Designs
Badge Besigns
Case with transparent tail light accent renders
Partial new colorways renders update
Case with red tail light accents
Original Classic Zoom65 case
Special Panda version
Zoom65 V3XCupid

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Tail Light Accent Color Vote
In the initial design, we designed the color of the tail light accent to be red based on the design inspiration of car tail lights. Many customers are very interested in this special design.




New Official Weight & Badge Designs

In addition to the classic telescope weights, we have also designed weights in different patterns for additional choices.

 


Please vote to let us know the ones you'd love to have in the GB
New Official Weight & Badge Designs Vote

Community Weight & Badge Designs

At the same time, we will also hold a design competition for external weights and badges.
Welcome to join our discord to learn more discord

5 New colors this year, added to old Zoom series: Aquamarine, Klein Blue,  Peach Fuzz, Viva Magenta, Cafe Brown 



All 16 colors:  SE Lavender, SE Black, E-White, Black, White, Sky Blue, Aquamarine, Klein Blue, Blush Pink, Milk Tea, Strawberry Ice Cream, Milky Green, Peach Fuzz, Scarlet Red, Viva Magenta, Cafe Brown





Tail Light Customization

We're considering allowing users to change the tail light color, but this requires tweezers to remove and replace. Your input will determine its importance. If not essential, we'll simplify.
We're eager to hear your thoughts: How do you feel about this design? Share your preferences by joining our IC form and voting for the design you prefer. Tail Light ColorSwap Design Vote

Prototype Progress

Check out the latest progress on our prototype! View the images here to see how we're advancing with our design.

Catchball system GIF

The top and bottom cases can be assembled and disasembled with catchball, there are so many catchballs on the market but most of their elastic will decay after some time.
We spent over 2 months on sourcing a professional manufacturers and finally find one from the 8 we tried. They adjusted the elasticity and gap we needed, making a very good balance to fit into our design.

Magnetic connection system

Normal plug connectors are too big, and we must make sure it can fit our keyboard seamless for the perfect typing feel and sound we want. It's very uneasy for us to find existing one, we tried  about 5, but the whole team felt that we should not compromise on this one.  We really don't want to see it imperfect because of this, so we go deep into the rabbit hole (yes, product development is another rabit hole!!!!) and... CUSTOM IT AGAIN! Result was, 3 more weeks spent...



Magnetic weight for easy changes 

This time, we can change the round weight on the bottom case thanks to this design :) We provide so many coloful ones as extra and also we can have the 2.4G receiver hidden and stored!



Seven Mounting System - All provide in kit, change mounting style at any time

Mount One – Short-Arm Spring Mounting

Short-Arm Spring Mounting

Non-Load Bearing Spring Mounting

Split O-Ring Mounting

Magnetic Leviatation Mounting

Silica Gel Particle Mounting

Top Mount

Floating Pogo Pin Mounting

Detailed mounting system introduction please check our last IC post from here

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Modules
Zoom65V3 also supports four modulars options: Screen/Knob/Badge/2-key

Special Panda Limited Version

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Different Backplate Designs

This time, in addition to the 16 colors matching the top case, the Backplate also provides other options for everyone.
In addition, there will be a special RAW version of the backplate. The knife pattern matches different lights and shines making this simple keyboard very domineering at the same time.

Aluminium Alloy Case

The aluminium alloy case made for the Zoom65v3. The material of the case consists of a mixture of aluminum, silicon, copper, magnesium, and zinc. The Zinc alloy case is fully recyclable.

HE Module

We will also provide HE module compatible with Zoom65V3 to bring you a different experience.

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Specification

Below are the detailed parameters and exploded view of the product.

1.Size: 65%

2.Material: Aluminum

3.Process: Full CNC

4.Bearing mount:
•Short arm spring mount
•Non-load-bearing spring mount
•Split-O-RING mount
•Magnetic levitation mount
•Silica gel particle mount
•TOP mount
•Floating Pogo Pin Mounting

5.PCB: three options
•Tri-mode flex-cut 1.2mm
•Tri-mode non-flex 1.6mm
•Single mode non-flex 1.6mm

6.Typing angle: 6.5°

7.Forehead height: 22.33mm

8.Connection method:
•Tri-mode
•Wired

9.Electrostatic protection

10.VIA and QMK Support

11.Rate of return for each connection method: 1kHz

12.Installation structure: bead quick-release connection

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Easter Giveaway

This Easter, get ready for an exciting giveaway! We're thrilled to announce that we'll be giving away a brand new Zoom65v3 keyboard to one lucky winner! Stay tuned for our upcoming campaign, where we'll reveal all the details.


Share your thoughts

You are also welcome to come and join us on our social media channels:
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

And welcome to fill in our IC form to share us your thoughts about Zoom65V3

For more details and updates, you can join the Discord group

Offline Ckeeb

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Re: [IC]Zoom65 V3 Update - Prototype Progress and Price Range Update - 3.20
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 19 March 2024, 23:02:59 »
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Offline spingo

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This is the most customization I've seen in a keyboard, almost like option overload. But I like so many of the options as well. Ugh, this has me conflicted. Those backplates are awesome, the weight badges are awesome, the mount choices are crazy, the module choices are awesome. I feel like this is mode design on steroids. It's like I have to fill out the IC multiple times so I can get all my feelings across.

I'm interested. Definitely, definitely interested.

Offline Exquite

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Will there be a teal color?
I'm a Color lover and a designer.