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Offline wt1155

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Typ 65+ by axiöm studios

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Updates :-
17/10 - We have finalized the pricing of our kits here are the details:
S = Kitting with Solder PCB and HS = Kitting with Hotswap PCB


There will also be build stream of the proto boards by:
 Taekeyboards: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCllGwtW6scxAjM28fIgEozg
 Diego from Lightning Keyboards: https://www.twitch.tv/lightningkeyboards
 Jae from Prototypist Keyboards: https://www.twitch.tv/jae_prototypist



Design

The design is inspired from the JER mini layout with a functional blocker. Featuring a seamless case to maintain and clean and minimal look. The board feature 2 type of mounting system with top mount and gasket mount configuration. The blocker can function as layers indicator with LED soldered and a diffuser or as cosmetic with brass badge insert.

Typ 65+, a 65% layout with left macro cluster and chamfered edges.



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Low front typing height and cherry boards inspired front lip design, for comfort and a homage to vintage design.


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It also features a clean and minimal design by having hidden brass weight to deliver a more consistent sound profile across the board while still providing a load to it.

Garnet Red


Spinel Grey


Nephrite Jade


V2 Proto pics



Finalized Jade Ano Colour 


Fun Fact:
Nephrite Jade is inspired from the R34 GTR Millennium Jade paint  ;)




Case specifications:-
•   Designed by 14x71
•   CNC aluminum 6063
•   65% layout with left macro cluster design
•   6 degree typing angle
•   Dual mount configuration: Top mount or Oring gasket mount
•   17.7mm front lip height - centred USB-C port
•   Colors:- Nephrite Jade, Spinel Grey, Garnet Red (Top) - Silver, Black (Bottom)


PCB specifications:-
•   Designed by Kopibeng
•   Comes in solder and hotswap variant
•   Solder pcb will have universal layout support 6.25u, 7u, ISO, a universal plate file will be provided later on if you wish to use 6.25u bottom row
•   PCB compatible with QMK,VIA and VIAL support
•   USB-C daughterboard (ai03 unified c3 db)
•   OTD 356 mini style PCB flex cut and relief cut
•   LED indicator (if soldered) for layers but there will also be firmware file for lock keys instead if there is demand
•   Red solder mask


Solder and Hotswap PCB pics





PCB labels for quality of life improvement




PCB supported layout for solder and hotswap



Exploded view:

Gasket Mount





Top Mount:






Typing Test

I've some feedback on the candle being in the typing test video. The reason behind is because the wooden wick creates a faint crackling ambience sound to validate that the recording is indeed unedited, not the other way round.

Switches: Cherry hyperglide blacks /w 63.5 slow springs (lubed and filmed)
Keycaps: GMK Burgundy
Mounting: Top mount /w carbon fiber half plate




Switches: Vintage cherry mx clears /w 63.5g 22mm springs (lubed and filmed)
Keycaps: enjoyPBT G81-SAV
Mounting: Gasket mount /w carbon fiber full plate



Our first prototype does not feature OG cherry front lip which will be added on the 2nd prototype.

Plate Supported Layout:-



Kitting:-

•   CNC top and bottom case (Anodized)
•   Brass weight (Sandblasted)
•   Brass blocker and PC Blocker (Both sandblasted) -Tentative-
•   Carbon fiber twill plate (Half/Full)
•   Screws, rubber gasket strips, LEDs and etc.
•   Custom hard carrying case


Sales format:-
•   Groupbuy format (FCFS/Raffle)
•   200-300 units
•   Price: TBD, tentative $390



Current road-map:-
•   Make first prototype case and PCB
•   Review and revise design and case study on current prototype case
•   Make interest check and collect data
•   Make 2nd prototype case, anode chip and PCB 29/7 - 2nd prototype case and pcb confirmed and currently in production.
•   Update IC post with new prototype and builds
•   Finalize design and kitting
•   Finalize pricing and sales format


Our challenges and how we react to it:-

•   Possible anodization color did not live up to expectations?
To overcome such challenges we will try to minimize such uncertainty by placing 2nd prototype and anode chip to color check against our renders).

•   Delay in shipping and bad product being handled to doorstep which will further delay the GB?
We have placed our own representative to facilitate local manufacturer processes to minimize risk and ensuring manufactured goods are to what we expected before shipping to our doorstep for further QC and fulfilment.


Frequently-asked-questions :-

Q: Is there any hotswap PCB to be made available?
A: Currently we have no plans to provide for hotswap PCB. 29/07 - Due to demand in hotswap pcb, we are currently looking into.

Q: Is the LED programmable, if so isit RGB?
A: No it’s not RGB, you would have to solder in the LEDs (we will provide only white LEDs). Else, you could just install with the brass blocker if you prefer non luminated.

Q: How long is the fulfilment time or groupbuy dates?
A: Currently we are looking to set up the groupbuy around mid Nov or early Dec. As for the fulfilment dates would provide later after we set up our 2nd prototype.

Q: Where are you guys based?
A: We are based in Penang, Malaysia. and our designer is based in Bali, Indonesia.


For more updates please follow our Discord / Instagram / website for any development.
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Special thanks to :-

Beamingrobot from monokei
Lbaron from Smith and Rune
Jae from Prototypist Keyboards
Kaster and YZ from Hex Keyboards
Motohiro for the renders
Keebmunity, Kopibeng, IMKG community, jebbra, itsundone, zedbraxmen
Everyone who has supported us this far, Thank you

 



« Last Edit: Sat, 16 October 2021, 12:28:58 by wt1155 »

Offline wt1155

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:20:16 »
- RESERVED FOR CHANGELOG -
  • 27/07 - Added interest check form
  • 29/07 - 2nd batch of prototype (case + pcb) confirmed and will move into production stage | Expected price to be @ 390 USD per kit (tentative)
  • 15/08 - Added PCB pictures
  • 29/08 - Added new renders and solder/hotswap pcb layout
  • 01/09 - Proto reveal stream date and time announced
  • 27/09 - Group buy date announced
  • 17/10 - Finalised pricing and GB date/format. Added Nephrite Jade ano chip colour sample and the source of inspiration for the colour  ;)
« Last Edit: Sat, 16 October 2021, 12:18:49 by wt1155 »

Offline Kyosurai

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:26:33 »
First? I guess

Offline KneeDeep

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:28:54 »
Love it!

Offline JaceTheCat

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:29:23 »
Hyped!

Offline Capsy

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:29:29 »
Good luck. Beautiful board

Offline aerandire

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:30:17 »
Look forward to see the second proto update!!

Offline vikipedeer

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:30:37 »
pog
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Offline doggo1dance

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:31:26 »
looking good

Offline ElvnFong

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:31:53 »
I'm getting a unit for sure !

Offline Aiwanei

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:32:16 »
I have really enjoyed watching you tease this board little by little, great looking board, looking forward to the GB.
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Offline reynarD

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:32:37 »
SAYYYY NO MOREEE

Offline Sphinx.Kbd

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:33:44 »
once again, this is STRAIGHT BUSSIN FR

Offline Kookiekurls

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:35:23 »
This looks so amazing!!! I love the left side blocker and it has the perfect number of function keys.

Offline bananathock

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:48:32 »
It is looking quite good! Looking forward to the GB sir!


Offline thicthacthok

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:51:48 »
duude this looks cleann

Offline bow3i

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 09:55:43 »
YES PLEASE

Offline OnceThinkTwice

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 10:18:55 »
JESUS CHRIST I NEED THIS NOW ! :BlobWobbles:

Offline omnipotions

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 11:00:49 »
Looking great gentlemen! Can't wait for this one.

Offline dRnRcRr

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 11:35:39 »
Looks so good.

Offline stotle.caps

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 11:58:53 »
very najs,lookin forward to the project

Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 19:24:56 »
Looking forward to more updates! Gonna be hard to decide between the red and jade :)

Offline C_L | Soup

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 19:32:08 »
Gorgeous board, love the design elements. Especially that fixed correct bottom row  ;D

Offline wt1155

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 19:35:05 »
Thank you guys for the support !!!! <3

Offline gavingoh

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 19:41:16 »
very nice! Good luck! :D

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 19:54:46 »
Loving that blocker on the macro column and the Jade green is gorgeous GLWIC!

Offline SaltedNut

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 20:18:55 »
Defo looking very promising

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 21:28:52 »
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Offline wt1155

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - 65%
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 22:01:24 »
Hi everyone, I have added interest check at the above thread. Thank you for your time and support, we would to receive some constructive feedback and would go through all of them if you have any!

Have a great day ahead.

Offline kabocha

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - a 65% keyboard with left macro cluster
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 22:07:30 »
lets go.

Offline hizkia

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - a 65% keyboard with left macro cluster
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 05:53:24 »
SHEESHHHH, This is so spicy.
Good luck for the IC.

Offline victor082

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - a 65% keyboard with left macro cluster
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 11:50:42 »
I LOVE the minimal look and clean design.
Really looking forward to more updates on this keyboard!

Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - a 65% keyboard with left macro cluster
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 28 July 2021, 10:09:47 »
This is so good. Soundtest is great, extra macros are great. Love it.

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ by axiöm studios - a 65% keyboard with left macro cluster
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 28 July 2021, 15:37:54 »
Pretty cool, only thing i would change is the skinny bezels.. But I guess just my preference, and lot of other people don't like REAL, curvy, women keyboards....
Thick bezels for life.

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Pretty cool, only thing i would change is the skinny bezels.. But I guess just my preference, and lot of other people don't like REAL, curvy, women keyboards....
Thick bezels for life.

Yea appreciated for your feedback. Probably some other time we would make something with thick bezel.





« Last Edit: Thu, 29 July 2021, 02:57:23 by wt1155 »

Offline Carcha

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Oh damn. My body is certainly ready for one of these!

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ponker bless

Offline wt1155

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Offline CharlotteS

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Jesus, it's cool

Offline wt1155

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Hey guys
Thanks for your feedback, a hotswap pcb for the typ65 is in the works

We have updated more info for both pcb and pics for them ;D

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Keyboard looks fantastic - sounds test sounding good.

Offline EzzatLiao

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*me jumping without a single thought*

can't wait for the GB, goodluck!

Offline atyxiao

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Is spindel grey more blue? Or is that just the render? Would love neutral colours like white, black, or silver.

Offline wt1155

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Is spindel grey more blue? Or is that just the render? Would love neutral colours like white, black, or silver.

Hi the colour is a very dark grey with a hint/tinge of blue undertone in it, we have ordered our second proto in that colour and we will showcase it once we have it. The IRL photo should give you a better hint of how it look like.

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Sneak preview of the V2 proto  :thumb:


Offline Leon_TheKing

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The vertical led indicator is a nice touch, but not sure am a fan of the left most column, it makes an otherwise compact size board look unnessarily wide.

Offline hnry

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Woah that looks really good :) GLWIC

Offline wt1155

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ - a 65% keyboard with left macro cluster | (1/9) 2nd Proto reveal
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 01 September 2021, 11:24:55 »
We have included V2 proto pics in the IC now  :thumb:

Offline elongatedmusk

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ - a 65% keyboard with left macro cluster | (1/9) 2nd Proto reveal
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 01 September 2021, 12:12:48 »
Since you already have your 2nd proto on-hands, anything to say about the possible lead time? :D

Offline wt1155

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Re: [IC] Typ 65+ - a 65% keyboard with left macro cluster | (1/9) 2nd Proto reveal
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 01 September 2021, 20:00:12 »
Since you already have your 2nd proto on-hands, anything to say about the possible lead time? :D

For the lead time we are looking at 7 to 8 months if everything goes smoothly  ;)
do note that this is still an estimate, we will have a better and more accurate timeline only once production starts
« Last Edit: Wed, 01 September 2021, 20:07:21 by wt1155 »