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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #150 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 13:01:18 »
I'm really intrigued by this, but also conflicted at the same time. I like the profile, it reminds me of those really old typewriters and their circular keys. I don't know if I'd actually buy in, but the colors and kits offered are very nice.
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« Reply #151 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 13:50:49 »
Not yet, I want to make sure the dye-sub legend sharpness and colors are quality before going to GB, so once the keycap samples are approved we're ordering dye-sub samples. ✌️

Thank you for the update and for not rushing the GB to make sure the quality is as expected! <3 Can't wait!

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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #152 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 14:46:32 »
I really love this. The toughest choice is dark or light. I’ll probably get both ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

On the IC form it asks for collab ideas. Here’s one I’d love that would be right up this set’s alley: a bezel-less case like the old Apple prototype “Cassie”, https://www.applefritter.com/node/312
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It could be 60% at the minimum, and if there was enough demand, other layouts. If I dare to dream, a 40, a 60/65, and/or a modular set you can put together to your liking (separate navigation/num pads). Without bezels they would not take up much real estate on the desk.

There’s a real hole in the market for this aesthetic currently, and I think you’ve nailed it.

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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #153 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 15:17:40 »
This is really cool! Love the ergo support (especially the accent escape keys!)
Excited to see how the samples turn out.

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« Reply #154 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 03:07:07 »
I really love this. The toughest choice is dark or light. I’ll probably get both ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

On the IC form it asks for collab ideas. Here’s one I’d love that would be right up this set’s alley: a bezel-less case like the old Apple prototype “Cassie”, https://www.applefritter.com/node/312
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It could be 60% at the minimum, and if there was enough demand, other layouts. If I dare to dream, a 40, a 60/65, and/or a modular set you can put together to your liking (separate navigation/num pads). Without bezels they would not take up much real estate on the desk.

There’s a real hole in the market for this aesthetic currently, and I think you’ve nailed it.

I love this idea

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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #155 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 20:57:04 »
Low profile, uniform, and is that a 1.75 function I see in the misc kit? This is end game tier for me. Very interested.

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« Reply #156 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 22:34:53 »
I was really, really excited about this when I saw the profile comparison diagrams, but my excitement ended when I saw the renders. This looks great but is not going to feel nice to type on.

Everything about the profile diagram makes it seem like an improvement on existing profiles, which is impressive. You've got the pleasant gentle scoop of DSA, but with greater surface area and a longer skirt for better key coverage. But you also retain some of DSA's typo-resistance by including those slight bevels, which will also prevent the annoyingly sharp edges of OEM and Cherry profiles. So far, so great.

But then when we see the top down view, it becomes clear that this profile was designed for eyes, not fingers. For those people who own 20 keyboards to display on their shelf that's perhaps fine, but I don't think this will feel good to type on. Because of the perfect circle shape, keys to the north and south will be harder to reach, while keys to the east and west will feel abnormally close, and possibly be more typo-prone.

And think about how people use ctrl and shift: they often rest their weakest finger on the edge of the key where it'll naturally creep up towards the corner while their hand stretches to hit more distant keys within the same key combination. With this profile, their finger is more likely than usual to slip off that corner.

The typography looks nice, and I like how the modifier legends are all left/right aligned. It looks elegant. I also like the colored shift and matching secondary legends - that's one of those features that once you see it seems like it should have always been that way. Though I think the black version is less successful - the yellow secondary color just makes the keys look a little dirty in the renders. I think this is caused by the primary white and secondary yellow being too close. Perhaps a sky blue or or sea-green would look nicer?

Also, why no "win" key? "Sys" feels like a placeholder rather than a real key.

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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #157 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 22:58:13 »
I was really, really excited about this when I saw the profile comparison diagrams, but my excitement ended when I saw the renders. This looks great but is not going to feel nice to type on.

Everything about the profile diagram makes it seem like an improvement on existing profiles, which is impressive. You've got the pleasant gentle scoop of DSA, but with greater surface area and a longer skirt for better key coverage. But you also retain some of DSA's typo-resistance by including those slight bevels, which will also prevent the annoyingly sharp edges of OEM and Cherry profiles. So far, so great.

But then when we see the top down view, it becomes clear that this profile was designed for eyes, not fingers. For those people who own 20 keyboards to display on their shelf that's perhaps fine, but I don't think this will feel good to type on. Because of the perfect circle shape, keys to the north and south will be harder to reach, while keys to the east and west will feel abnormally close, and possibly be more typo-prone.

And think about how people use ctrl and shift: they often rest their weakest finger on the edge of the key where it'll naturally creep up towards the corner while their hand stretches to hit more distant keys within the same key combination. With this profile, their finger is more likely than usual to slip off that corner.

The typography looks nice, and I like how the modifier legends are all left/right aligned. It looks elegant. I also like the colored shift and matching secondary legends - that's one of those features that once you see it seems like it should have always been that way. Though I think the black version is less successful - the yellow secondary color just makes the keys look a little dirty in the renders. I think this is caused by the primary white and secondary yellow being too close. Perhaps a sky blue or or sea-green would look nicer?

Also, why no "win" key? "Sys" feels like a placeholder rather than a real key.

I agree with your sentiment regarding the edges of modifiers, but I do disagree with your assessment of the Sys key.

Sys, Super, Code etc. is preferred as it allows you to use the keycaps on a Mac layout with a Win key.

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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #158 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 00:52:55 »
Very interesting profile, I like the different colored legends like that.
Don't really see it much unless it's sub legends.


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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #159 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 03:01:05 »
New profile is always interesting to try on. Colorway, typeface choice, and legend treatment is very "clean", reminding me of German design like Leica or Dieter Rams.

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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #160 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 03:37:46 »
wow very teenageengineering op-1 vibe!

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« Reply #161 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 10:44:47 »
not sure how im gonna like this, but it does definitely looks good! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #162 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 14:51:54 »
Haven't given an update here in a little bit but things are slowly progressing! The first SLK samples were made some weeks ago but Nostril made some small modifications and the manu is working on those right now. If approved, we'll go ahead and order some dye sub samples to work through legend sharpness/positioning, and match the colors. ✌️

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« Reply #163 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 20:10:28 »
Oooh! Excited to see how the new round of samples turn out :D

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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #164 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 23:37:52 »
Haven't given an update here in a little bit but things are slowly progressing! The first SLK samples were made some weeks ago but Nostril made some small modifications and the manu is working on those right now. If approved, we'll go ahead and order some dye sub samples to work through legend sharpness/positioning, and match the colors. ✌️

good to hear. can't wait for the sample.
I'm still on the fence about the color but really excited for the possibility of a new profile and hopefully the lead time will be much better compared to others too.

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« Reply #165 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 10:56:21 »
Beautiful design, like an evolution of the Devlin Z-series "teletype" keycaps. I'm in!

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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #166 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 15:43:02 »
Really like this clean design. Can't wait to kit out my PAN in this.

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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #167 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 21:22:28 »
Smol update: Zion Studios added as a vendor for SEA 👌
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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #168 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 11:23:39 »
June Update

Second round of samples have been made and should be shipping to FK Caps & Synth Labs soon. If approved we'll order dye-sub samples ✌️




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Re: [IC] SLK Dessau • slkdessau.com
« Reply #169 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 03:30:39 »
Great looking, very excited for this.
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