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Offline AIRPOTTER

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[IC] Space80 - Apollo
« on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:31:32 »

Our Space80-APOLLO Logo

Hello keyboard friends, it has been several busy months producing and shipping Space65 CyberVoyager as well as producing Think6.5v2. Now that the shipping for Space65 CyberVoyager is completed (some Schrodinger orders still with DHL queue, please email me if you don't receive within 2 weeks), and the Think6.5 V2 production is progressing along very well (still projecting shipping around CNY 2021), it is time for me to start the Interest Check for the second keyboard of the Gray Studio Space series keyboard: Space80:APOLLO, the first 80% TKL layout customized keyboard from Gray Studio.


The inspiration for the Space series come from the mankind’s audacious exploration of the outer world, which has significantly influenced me since childhood. Interestingly, Space65 was actually the latest design I had but was first to hold a group buy, and Space80 was designed earlier than Space65, and now it is finally time to bring it to you. And I think it is a good idea to take the time to finetune the design and bring the best to you.

Space80 project started in 2018 and went through many iterations, Space65 and Space80 share similar the design language – a relatively thicker top piece and thinner side profile. The Space80 design looks a bit different, to create more dynamics. And the top piece features cuts like orbits, and I added a badge to the top of the arrow keys. It serves as a RGB light strip, and it can also become a Capslock indicator. The middle layer again features some cool light effects, following the Space series theme.



Further, given we have successfully implemented a top notch typing feel gasket design for Think6.5 V2, we decided to include a gasket design on the Space80 as well. We will be sending prototypes to streamers for live stream builds and typing tests. And similar to Think6.5V2, the plate for the Space80 will be using FR4 material.


Below are some design images. The board has went through several iterations of prototypes and will be sent to streamers soon.

I am sure at this point there is still some room for improvement. Please kindly let me know your thought if you will be interested in this, and your suggestions for the GB and the design. Thank you. If you would like to chat in Discord, here is the link: https://discord.gg/WhCcbyzn9z








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« Last Edit: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:17:24 by AIRPOTTER »

Offline Cahuib23

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:34:44 »
OOOOOOOOH I like this board alot. any estimated pricing yet?

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:35:45 »
Count me in!

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Offline Saggo Guilty

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:40:00 »
YES! Insta BUY!

Offline Kinesiologist

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:47:56 »
Looks great, may I please suggest allowing compatibility with standard 87 PCB such as the hiney 87 or infinity 87? Also, it would be great if there is an option to have matching color for the top and bottom case. Looking forward to hearing more. :D
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Offline krzank

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:51:01 »
Although I usually like simpler designs, this one talks to me.
Any price/date estimates?
And thanks for ISO support.

Offline Smoothie

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:51:36 »
Buying this board > paying rent

Offline NYusmc81

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:05:36 »
I’d def get this

Offline Zanhana

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:10:09 »
didn't think I was looking for a new TKL but  :eek:

what will the typing angle on the board be? also any plans to offer extra plates in different materials? I'd love carbon fiber as in the Space65

Offline hkiri

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:14:42 »
Now that the shipping for Space65 CyberVoyager is completed

Uhm, should I be worried?
I still haven't received any shipping notification and I'm still waiting for my Schrodinger Space65 CV.

Offline prognostics

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:15:58 »
I have been waiting for this. 100% in.  :D

Offline super_tu

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:16:08 »
Looking dope!

Offline Hawksmoor

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:17:05 »

F13 if possible please


Offline sohju

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:18:43 »
Now that the shipping for Space65 CyberVoyager is completed

Uhm, should I be worried?
I still haven't received any shipping notification and I'm still waiting for my Schrodinger Space65 CV.
Same. No shipping updates for my schrodinger. Hmm.

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Offline Crack85

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:19:32 »
Super super clean


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Offline Nonnegaard

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:23:46 »
I mean the board would be objectively better with an F13 key.

Offline Nonnegaard

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:24:35 »

Offline alper_maestro

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:33:42 »
Very unique design. Hope to see a hotswap option as well  :thumb:

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:34:29 »
Very unique design. Hope to see a hotswap option as well  :thumb:
Mill-max sweetie

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Offline hover0423

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:48:42 »
Love the space65 didn't get a chance to but, will watch this. Love it.

Offline klexoslethal

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 15:49:45 »
This looks to be very promising, I'll be keeping my eye on it!

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 16:06:22 »
Now that the shipping for Space65 CyberVoyager is completed

Uhm, should I be worried?
I still haven't received any shipping notification and I'm still waiting for my Schrodinger Space65 CV.
Same. No shipping updates for my schrodinger. Hmm.

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Same here. Schrodinger waiting gang.

Offline OakCcTrk

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 16:43:08 »
Absolutely yes sign me up must own every Graystudio board lol

Offline Fantaku

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 16:43:42 »
My only question... Can I get it in EVA-01 theme?

Offline synthtastic

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 16:49:51 »
Very cool. Looking forward to more information! Absolutely love my Space65 CV.

Offline clackeys

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 17:00:10 »
Would love to get our Apollo keycap on this awesome looking board!

Offline SirKhamenman

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 17:11:27 »
Interested! Too bad I missed Space65, I hope I will not miss this one

Offline darthcapn

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 18:22:17 »
Have missed the think and s65, not gonna miss this one!

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Offline Chippy

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 18:33:15 »
This what I imagine a percent x matrix board would look like. Why is there an arrow pointing to usb port?
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 18:34:29 »
This what I imagine a percent x matrix board would look like. Why is there an arrow pointing to usb port?
In case you could not find it?

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Offline Crabzul

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 18:40:05 »
Very excited about this. Definitely will participate. I hope there will be EVA color option.

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:07:16 »
The branding on the back seems like a lot. But otherwise it's interesting

Offline nguyentrang

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:07:57 »
dope!

Offline OakCcTrk

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:09:29 »
not a big fan of the usb port on the right hand side would prefer left or middle. otherwise looks great

Offline heyimpanda

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:15:18 »
looked great until the giant logo on the back :(

Offline Fantaku

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:18:10 »
looked great until the giant logo on the back :(

Hmmm, now that you mention it... Could be a little smaller, the CV logo is a good size, but this one looks a little too big maybe.

Offline Fantaku

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:20:57 »
not a big fan of the usb port on the right hand side would prefer left or middle. otherwise looks great

Yeah left to middle just feels more accommodating if your keeb is off to the left of your desk, but your coiled cable goes to the right. But the versatility of middle mount usb would kinda work for right or left side racing cables. Put my vote down as left side, but I'd be happy with middle just as well  :thumb:

Offline Spuzzy

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:23:08 »
Oh yeah !

Offline Onnimar

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:28:05 »
I really like the design. I too normally prefer classic and simple looking keyboards but this looks great. It will be a buy from me if im happy with the Think6.5v2 I got on order!  ;D

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:40:47 »
This is superb, overall. A couple small things: I think the edge along the back of the board -- as well as the sides -- would look much cleaner if you removed the groove that runs around the top case piece. It really muddles the look of the indented, thin center piece. I think I'd also remove the logo on the back.
« Last Edit: Sun, 06 December 2020, 20:18:02 by maximize »

Offline Crabzul

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:46:20 »
not a big fan of the usb port on the right hand side would prefer left or middle. otherwise looks great
Indeed, centered or left side will be much more preferable.
« Last Edit: Sun, 06 December 2020, 20:25:35 by Crabzul »

Offline Ram

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 00:12:49 »
Love the design GL!

Offline kapowaz

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 01:26:13 »
Exciting stuff! Looking forward to seeing this one come to fruition.

Offline tap132

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 01:51:54 »
I hope you'll include a wireless feature since it's a chunk board it might have an extra space for a large battery

Offline Surefoot

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 02:44:47 »
Very nice design. Are more plate materials planned ?

Offline alvinpaul

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 05:06:03 »
I'm in 🤤🤤🤤

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 05:08:31 »
I hope you'll include a wireless feature since it's a chunk board it might have an extra space for a large battery
This!

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Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 06:33:11 »
That gray sexy! Man, i wish to see gray protos of this board soon before.

Offline Sproutz

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 09:07:11 »
This board looks amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on one. Don't know which I want more, the WKL or the standard TKL!

Offline Yukinon

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Re: [IC] Space80 - Apollo
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 11:04:32 »
Looks great, cant wait to get one.