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Offline Ashento

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[IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:26:19 »
Hello, Emil here.

Today I'm here to gauge interest on this keyboard I designed, with the help of Ai03 and BlindAssassin111.






I call it the Deltablade! I thought of an edged design for this one, in a 660 layout. (Same as Leopold's FC660M/C)
Picture of the compatibility:


The design is a Top Mount style, and the typing angle is 7 degrees.
Two of the prototypes will be made by Keyboard Streamers AlessioKb, and Alexotos.
Be sure to tune in to see the builds!

There will be three colorways:
Silver Top/Weight and Teal Bottom/Plate
Black Top/Weight and Silver Bottom/Plate
E-White Top/Weight and Black Bottom/Plate

The teal is matched to VBV, a popular teal in sets like Hyperfuse, and Delta.
We are planning to get the teal even closer, because it's not quite there yet.

Here are some photos of the prototypes made so far:






Pricing has now been determined!
Deltablade kit - $480 - Price has been modified, removing the carrying case it originally comes with.

Extras:
Aluminum Plate - $37
Caron Fiber Plate - $45
PCB - $45

MOQ will be 80 units


Interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4j5Ig0Qitht997vlLzXh2WHpJqqpGsiN2Dcv545GL1vA3IA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Let me know what you guys think. I am very excited to bring a board to everyone.


UPDATE 4/11/21:

Hey guys, just checking in, so I can add more details from the feedback in the IC Form.

Upon Request, there will be two new colorways offered,

E-White Top/Weight with Teal Bottom/Plate
Black Top/Weight with Teal Bottom/Plate

A GB date is confirmed! The GB will go Live under BlindAssassin's post, on May 3rd.
Livestreams of the build are also determined.

Alexotos will be building the Deltablade on April 25th, and Mechmerlin on April 17th.
Be sure to tune in!

The MOQ has been updated 80 units instead of 85.


« Last Edit: Mon, 12 April 2021, 15:42:51 by Ashento »

Offline Ashento

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:26:54 »
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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:29:42 »
Emil so lit, support deltablade  :).
LCK75 so lit

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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:32:11 »
shiiiii my wallet is READY

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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:34:50 »
Support Support

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:41:18 »
Always down for green, looks good

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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:41:40 »
+1

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:43:04 »
I Support the Emil who is my friend. I like it and I like him and everything is good in the world
I hope the Geekhack likes it too

I gave Mr Emil tips and he will adjust stuff  So it may look different from the start
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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:45:14 »
-IC Form moved to first post-

Here are pictures of the mounting points, for those curious.



« Last Edit: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:57:30 by Ashento »

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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:49:49 »
sick

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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 13:59:46 »
based

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 15:31:16 »
My brain *I have too many 65%*

My heart *but this one is a 660 and you donít have one of those*


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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 15:42:56 »
Now it just needs to be in pink to make up for the last two 660's I bought that ended up being scams and I'm 100% in.

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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:46:44 »
sexy, competition with the fuji65

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 17:17:06 »
Very much like
  

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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:42:29 »
In for Teal! Love me a 660 layout, and Emil is a bonus
Also wondering if e-white and teal could be a possible option...
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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 06:16:45 »
I have been waiting for a custom keyboard in the 660 layout! Definitely interested!

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 06:26:46 »
I wanted to ask a date for when this will be in GB? Just a ETA or something pls

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 06:40:16 »
SO LIT. So lit. Love u emil.


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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 14:45:14 »
I wanted to ask a date for when this will be in GB? Just a ETA or something pls

Sometime around summer, hopefully!

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 16:27:25 »
In for Teal! Love me a 660 layout, and Emil is a bonus
Also wondering if e-white and teal could be a possible option...

I will think about offering that combo given it isn't a new set of colors...also might be building my proto in that exact combo  ;D

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 11:44:43 »
+1 for White/Teal combo

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« Reply #22 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 03:36:28 »
Looking forward to this, man! So nice! Any idea on pricing and estimated date for Group Buy?
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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 03:52:16 »
In for Teal! Love me a 660 layout, and Emil is a bonus
Also wondering if e-white and teal could be a possible option...

I will think about offering that combo given it isn't a new set of colors...also might be building my proto in that exact combo  ;D

Finally a 660 from a reputable person!!!!!

Offline Firebear31

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 15:01:13 »
neato. I like the curved/angled edges very much. The different colored back accent is also very cool. Couldn't decide on a color yet tho :D probably e-white or silver. Too many black ones already haha.
Hope this will come through a proxy!

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 20:03:02 »
Hello everyone, pricing an MOQ have now been calculated! Please check the prices to see if the board is right for your budget.

Cheers

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 22:30:30 »
 :eek: 500? I'm starting to reconsider lol, my wallet is so not ready. But damn this board is super sexy.

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« Reply #27 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 22:33:40 »
:eek: 500? I'm starting to reconsider lol, my wallet is so not ready. But damn this board is super sexy.

Yeah - I like it but not $650AUD like it.

What's brought it up so high?

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 00:57:30 »
Price has been changed to $480 USD, by removing the carrying case that was included.

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 01:01:00 »
I personally think that kind of pricing is just fine if the quality is there...

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« Reply #30 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 22:42:14 »
I'm ready. I'm ready.

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 17:00:25 »
Very nice board. Digging the teal!

Is this straight up top mount or burger?



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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 18:19:44 »
Straight up top mount!

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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 18:32:34 »
I have also added an update from today, some things I thought I should share and make clear. :)

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 09:48:23 »
Looking forward to this very much!

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« Reply #35 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 13:58:51 »
This is clean, looking forward to Alex typing test!

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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 01:25:10 »
Yup this is good. In for Teal.

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Re: [IC] Deltablade - Keyboard | Top Mount | 660
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 03 May 2021, 17:15:18 »
First of all, super cool board. Looks solid.

But the pricing is definitely a bit of a head scratcher.

This is in the territory of Rama, Geonworks Salvun, ai03, exclusive, Typemaster, and other high-end premium keyboard prices.. without it having the benefit of being an ultra premium board.

I mean it can be sort of explained that with a low MOQ of 80 units, that explains the higher price. I can also understand the costs of prototyping, needing to recoup that, and a cut for vendors... But a fully aluminum top mount board (even the weight doesn't seem to be brass/SS - it's aluminum?) with an unlimited MOQ (which will lower costs the more units you sell) is a bit weird.

Hope I am not being a pain in the butt because I want to support cool projects, but from what I see so far, a retail price of $480 is concerning.