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[IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« on: Sun, 26 November 2023, 23:50:12 »




Stella 80
Designed by Knock Knock


Index
 
- Intro
- Design
- Layout
- Showcase
- Specs
- Colorways
- Social
 

Intro
Hello everyone, this is ClickClack. We're honored to introduce a new studio we have discovered -- Knock Knock Studio. The designer K&K has been obsessed with customized keyboard kits for over 10 years and has been designing keyboards for over 7 years. The name "Knock Knock" was from the movie of THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS and designer K&K's favorite movie. It is a fitting metaphor for Chris Gardner's perseverance, even when life was stacked against him.

Design

Its name, Stella, derived from the Latin word for star, encapsulates the design's ethos: to stand out in the vast universe of keyboard designs with a luminous charm. The keyboard's weight section tells a story of the night sky, where etched constellations and a dreaming face remind one of the tranquil beauty of a starlit evening.



In the front, the badge and logo are adding some accent with contrasting material. With leaf-spring mounting structure, Stella80 can provide a more even distribution of typing feedback, a reduction in typing fatigue due to its inherent 'give', and a premium, quiet sound profile.



Layout


Hotswap PCB


Soldered PCB

Showcase


Specs

80% F13 TKL with fixed 7U spacebar
Mounting Style: Gasket
Layout: WK or WKL
Material: Aluminum
Front height: 18mm
Typing Angle: 7.5°
Weight: Approximately 3.3kg
Badge: H62 Red Cooper & Mirror PVD (PVD color options: Colorful, Gold, Silver, Black and Blue)
Weight: H62 Brass with Sandblasted Anti-Oxidation Coating
Plate: PC, POM, FR4, Aluminum
PCB: Hotswap 1.6mm non-flex cut(ANSI), Hotswap 1.2mm flex-cut(ANSI), Soldered 1.6mm non-flex cut(ANSI/ISO)



Colorways


Badge options


Anodized

- Anodized Black


- Anodized Silver


- Anodized Red


- Anodized Blue


- Anodized Burgundy


- Anodized Purple


Electrophoresis

- Electrophoresis White


- Electrophoresis Cream


- Electrophoresis Pink


- Electrophoresis Purple


- Electrophoresis Yellow


Social

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« Last Edit: Thu, 30 November 2023, 08:35:10 by ClickClack.io »

Offline Dkeeb6od

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 27 November 2023, 00:21:46 »
So basically a fancier zoom tkl?

Offline PrizeOcelot5911

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 27 November 2023, 03:35:45 »
Some color combinations are very retro and advanced

Offline djmantis

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 27 November 2023, 15:04:06 »
I'd rather not have your logo front and center on the board.

Offline xhxzzh

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 27 November 2023, 18:54:45 »
The side profile looks very similar to cloudline, yet the "stella" plate and logo in front is ugly.

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 27 November 2023, 19:51:38 »
Remove the logo above right arrow, please. It's unsightly and looks slightly misaligned, even.

I don't think it's nice you stole the Cloudline swoop but don't offer two-tone colours which is part of why that works.

Offline caylakling

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 27 November 2023, 23:13:48 »
The design looks really cool.

Offline QWER|key

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 28 November 2023, 23:53:17 »
I'd lose the logo. The logo AND the strip with Stella on it is too much.

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 29 November 2023, 01:20:26 »
I would lose the foams and make it a simpler build, top case, bottom case, plate and pcb. But that's just my preference

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 29 November 2023, 02:50:52 »
I gotta agree and say that the logo just looks bad, and the "Stella" font is giving "live laugh love" vibes.

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 01 December 2023, 10:21:44 »
It looks like it has so much potential but the front logo is just killing it for me, I wouldn't mind if you offer an option for the logo to be placed where the f13 key is, like the Kaze does, but as it is now, it looks out of place and kinda ruins the appeal of the board.

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 03 December 2023, 06:17:47 »
There will be a top case option without Knock Knock logo.


With Logo and Without Logo, there will be 2 options offered during GB.

Thank you~~

Offline Pongu

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Re: [IC] Stella80 by KnockKnock
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 05 December 2023, 16:55:31 »
A lot more appealing to me, definitely a contender for my first tkl that's in the budget range, wouldn't mind losing the stella text on the bar but I'll take what I can get.