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[IC] ION x ai03: Parallax | Modern Unsaver
« on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:07:07 »
ai03 and ION Keyboards Presents
PARALLAX
Compact battleship Unsaver PCB mount keyboard







Specially Engineered Comfort

Building upon previous development with Equinox, Parallax uses a gasket sandwich PCB mount for thorough typing comfort.  PCB mount not your thing?  Grab the open-sourced plate file and have a plate made in your choice of materials if you prefer traditional top mount.






A Layout Adapted for Today and Tomorrow

With 34 function keys and up to 9 arrow keys, Parallax allows for unparalleled direct input and macros while having fewer keys than a typical 108 key keyboard. Modular blockers allow switching the right cluster between full, unsaver, and TKL modes.



Specifications

Typing angle: 7 deg
Case material: 6063 Aluminum
Mount: PCB mount (Provisions for a top mounted plate will be available as well as an open-source plate file)
PCB: QMK/VIA supported PCB designed by ai03
Modular arrow cluster blockers
Mass: ~3.2kg without a weight, ~4kg with
Case colors: TBD
Cost: TBD
GB Date: TBD
Vendors: TBD



Layouts





Timeline

I approached ai03 around May of 2019 with this idea.  We have been working on it off and on since then.  Launching the IC on April Fools Day seemed only appropriate, but I can assure you this is very real.  We are in the process of finalizing the design and going to prototyping.



FAQ

Q. What keyset compat do I need?
A. Vertical fn-row, as well as 24 fn-keys by either a dedicated kit or two fnrow kits

Q. Can you choose to not use the arrow blockers?
A. Absolutely.

Q. Will this actually happen?
A. Yes, if there’s enough demand


« Last Edit: Tue, 12 May 2020, 15:40:28 by Pwner »

Offline mrpetrov

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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:10:28 »
have u run a gb before and do u have a swuare act

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:13:03 »
This will be my new travel board

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:13:10 »
OK.

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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:13:46 »
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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:14:01 »
I want this to not be a joke.
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« Reply #6 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:23:51 »
if this is a joke i cry

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:24:41 »
I'd buy it!

Also, rotary encoder support in at least 2 spots please!

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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:27:21 »
Began work: 05/16/2019
Paused work: Around 1 week after
Decided to IC: Today

I'd still support this project every day if possible.

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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:31:11 »
holy **** this is good. Yes.

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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:33:19 »
Please build it!

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« Reply #11 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 17:44:00 »
Nyah nyah nyah, April Fools, nyah nyah.

Make the few adjustments that are actually needed in the top row and actually DO the Modern Unsaver. Thank you very much.

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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 18:28:33 »
>10 kg for full brass edition

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 19:18:06 »
yes.

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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 19:26:39 »
I'll take four

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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 19:33:09 »
Thank god it's WKL. I can't stand having extra, unnecessary keys

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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 20:14:53 »
pls dont say sike
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Re: IC] ION x ai03: Parallax | Modern Unsaver
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 20:27:48 »
if this is an april fools joke I swear to god


im in

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« Reply #18 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 20:29:14 »
please be real.

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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 21:29:50 »
This better not be a joke cause dayummmm


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« Reply #20 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 22:02:02 »
This is beautiful. I beg of you to make it a reality.

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« Reply #21 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 22:41:12 »
I'm ready to max out my credit card on an all brass version of this

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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 22:51:40 »
 :cool: ... :eek: ... :p


plz let this be real
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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 01:18:18 »
The wider the merrier
        

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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 01:59:58 »
Btw, this is a serious project we are interested in doing, we just felt it would be appropriate to release it today for obvious reasons.  No solid timeline as of yet, but we will continue to take feedback and collect interest.  :thumb:

Also, ne vendors avail?

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« Reply #25 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 02:03:07 »
I definitely 100% would cop this as my first custom keyboard!

Layout is perfect for my liking where I could use the 2 F rows for more macros.

Hope this becomes a GB. :fingers_crossed:

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 02:14:21 »
Make this real! And run it in a month where I've saved enough. This looks like the perfect big-size keyboard and I want in!

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 02:24:16 »
The perfect stimulus check board.
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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 02:49:35 »
The is plenny of potential macros on the top section. Why not sacrifying some to put an Oled screen module ?

I really like all those extra key. I see great potential for working purpose (Image content, Programming etc...)

I will definitely keep an eye on.

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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 04:07:12 »
OH MY **** yes.  Please make it ISO, please please please and yes I am all in, take my money.
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« Reply #30 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 04:50:07 »
I’m in

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« Reply #31 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 06:16:35 »
Hmmmm

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 07:12:42 »
The perfect board doesn't exi-

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 10:26:43 »
Yes.

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« Reply #36 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 10:50:59 »
I'd buy this.

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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 12:49:54 »
why do i like this? am I brain-damaged?

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 13:21:43 »
I like

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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:24:57 »
why do i like this? am I brain-damaged?
We're all brain damaged in this hobby to think that the amount we spend on metal rectangles and little bits of plastic is reasonable.
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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:31:08 »
why do i like this? am I brain-damaged?
We're all brain damaged in this hobby to think that the amount we spend on metal rectangles and little bits of plastic is reasonable.

Speak for yourself. I'm brain damaged for other reasons as w... er... never mind.

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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:54:59 »
BIGLY in.  Hope it's real. 
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« Reply #42 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 16:43:53 »
What a tank.

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« Reply #43 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 17:11:34 »
Yes, there is enough demand :p

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 17:15:29 »
If i can get a job by the time the GB rolls around i am in!

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« Reply #45 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 17:49:54 »
The is plenny of potential macros on the top section. Why not sacrifying some to put an Oled screen module ?

I really like all those extra key. I see great potential for working purpose (Image content, Programming etc...)

I will definitely keep an eye on.
Yes!

While they’re at it, a premium remake of a Weytek MK06 would be excellent ^-^



Getting a GMK set to fit it might be hard though...
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« Reply #46 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 19:08:28 »
this is what I've been waiting for

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« Reply #47 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 19:31:59 »
Hey you. Didn't you get the memo I was done buying keyboards? Why you making me drop money again?
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

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« Reply #48 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 20:08:45 »
that is one thiccc boy

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« Reply #49 on: Fri, 03 April 2020, 01:12:22 »
Neat. I like it.
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

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