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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


mrpetrov:
have u run a gb before and do u have a swuare act

kakan:
This will be my new travel board

Zambumon:
OK.

Boy_314:
wow cross nav arrows

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