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Offline antipode-studio

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Specs & Features:
6.9 degree typing angle
Clean seamless construction
16.5mm front height (16mm at front of bezel)
Layout inspired by the original HHKB layout
6063 Aluminium top/bottom case
Engraved weight, materials vary by colourway
Top-mounted daughterboard for easier assembly
QMK/VIA compatible PCB by Martin
Optional EC kit, designed by Cipulot

Plate & PCB compatibility:

Default MX plate compatibility

Default EC plate compatibility

Full MX PCB compatibility

Full EC PCB compatibility

Colourways:

Demi-Void

Fool's Gold

Luna

Peony

Violet Flame

+ mystery option will be available

GB details & pricing:

Aluminium: $325
Dyed PC: $360
Mystery: $400
PCB: Starts at $45
Plates: Starts at $30

You can chose MX or EC kitís when adding the product to your cart


Timeline:

GB goes live on the 5th of April at 3 PM CET - GB ends on the 26th of April or when 150 boards have sold. Fulfilment is expected to take 6-7 Months.




Offline antipode-studio

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 01 April 2024, 11:55:38 »
Reserved for updates.

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 01 April 2024, 12:39:29 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 01 April 2024, 13:05:08 »
Great looking board for a round two. Nice colors!

Offline baekihyun

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 01 April 2024, 13:27:16 »
beautiful board! really like the colors too. hard to tell from the listing, but would like to see threaded inserts in the polycarb versions if not already included.

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 01 April 2024, 13:48:58 »
The PC versions will have threaded inserts  :thumb:
Hi!

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 01 April 2024, 17:42:37 »
Vero has been one of my favourite boards and my only gripe is that I couldnt source a digital nightmare 6u spacebar to match it

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Offline lazyfart

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 02 April 2024, 17:45:12 »
Question, what is EC? i notice it was mentioned you can choose between MX and EC at checkout?

Offline vhaarr

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 03 April 2024, 01:00:11 »
Question, what is EC? i notice it was mentioned you can choose between MX and EC at checkout?

"Electrostatic Capacitive", essentially it means Topre. So conical springs with rubber domes, like a HHKB.
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Offline pott

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 04 April 2024, 12:07:48 »
STUNNING board.

This takes a 6u spacebar, which are uncommon these days. Does anyone know which kits have it?

I know of:
R1 Nautilus
R1 Laser (OG cyberdeck)
R1 Space Cadet
Some modern DCX kits at least have a 6u spacebar in the spacebar kit: https://drop.com/buy/drop-dcx-black-on-white-keycap-set?searchId=667d74b2878f53c91baea0ab1e4c6daf&defaultSelectionIds=967337

What else?

Offline antipode-studio

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 05 April 2024, 02:04:48 »
STUNNING board.

This takes a 6u spacebar, which are uncommon these days. Does anyone know which kits have it?

I know of:
R1 Nautilus
R1 Laser (OG cyberdeck)
R1 Space Cadet
Some modern DCX kits at least have a 6u spacebar in the spacebar kit: https://drop.com/buy/drop-dcx-black-on-white-keycap-set?searchId=667d74b2878f53c91baea0ab1e4c6daf&defaultSelectionIds=967337

What else?

I would argue that most sets have a 6u spacebar in their 'Spacebar' kits :)

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Re: [GB] AKB Vero v2 - GB Starts on the 5th of April, with EC support!
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 11 April 2024, 12:04:03 »
Hi all,

There has been a couple of buildstreams, and vods for those are available here:

Cipulot doing a topre build in a Peony case:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/2116301626

Alexotos doing a MX build in an alu Vero(sample color which is not available in the GB):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/2110959770