Author Topic: [IC] Ayleen TKL 丨 Top + Oring, Productions Pics Updated, In-Stock Drop Dec 21st  (Read 27668 times)

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Offline TheColaMan

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Hi Everyone, this is the first ever project from Tea House. We would call it the classic inspired, no-nonsense F13 88% TKL - Ayleen.

A little bit of back story: there is not really a theme when it comes to Ayleen.
The name was picked simply because designer and I feel this is just the right one! What we really want to achieve is a simple, classy, and semi-affordable TKL, since this is my favorite layout.
Oh did I mention, the sales format will be in stock? More on that Later!


Proto Pics

Basic Information:
Layout: F13 WKL/WK 88%
Mounting: Top + O-ring with Split Plate
Typing Angle: 9 degrees
Front Height: 16.5mm
Top Piece: 6063 Aluminum, Colored Acrylic
Badge: PC, Mirror Polished Stainless Steel
PCB: Hotswap (Optional), Solder (Default)
PCB Spec: 1.2mm, Blackcore PCB
Bottom Piece: 6063 Aluminum
Internal Weight: Brass
External Weight: Copper, Stainless Steel Mirror PVD, Mirror Polished White Copper
Weight: 6.6 Pounds/3.0 Kg
Plates: Aluminum Full (Default), Aluminum Half, FR4 Full
Sales Format: Instock sale FCFS on keyspensory, ship from China to worldwide 
Sales Date: Early to Mid-December
Units: 150≈


Weight Detail

Price:
420 USD for the Standard Edition
440 USD for the Stainless Steel PVD version
520 USD for Gin Edition with White Copper Weight
(Gin Edition will be raffled on our Discord, link https://discord.gg/RCaEdNv9mm)

Color Combination




My Favorite Angle


Plate Render (Updated)
Since lots of you guys have asked about the plate, and what Split Plate means, we have since uploaded a complete plate overview here!
As you can tell, the main alpha area and function key area will have two individual plates, hence the "Split Plate"



Exploded View
An exploded view for a better understanding of how the board is put together



PCB Layout
ANSI Hotswap


Solder Support




Would Like to Hear Your Feedback!
https://forms.gle/oVjo9MEXQYBsdKSP6

Come Talk to us on Discord!
https://discord.gg/RCaEdNv9mm

Typing Test and More Reviews Coming up

Project Timeline:
First Proto - Done
Second Proto - Done
Machining - On Going

Some More Proto Pics








Render For Each Color Combination


Render for Rose Gold

Render for Silver

Render for Black

Render for Lilac

Render for Gin Edition



Render for Black bottom with Copper Weight


Render for Silver bottom with Copper Weight

Render for Silver bottom with SS PVD Weight

Render for Black Bottom with SS PVD Weight



One More Side Profile

Mod Edit: Changed title to more standardize [IC] tags; please remove this note when you see it
« Last Edit: Mon, 19 December 2022, 07:42:00 by TheColaMan »

Offline TheColaMan

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Production Pics Below

Black with GMK Nines






Rose Gold with Milkyway Coloradas
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Lilac With GMK Frosted Witch




Silver with DCS Deadbeat




« Last Edit: Mon, 19 December 2022, 07:38:44 by TheColaMan »

Offline Wh3IKlaDe

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sheesh dude

Offline ankit

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what does the plate look like?
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current: daal, vero fnf, prophet fnf, falcon, hhkb snow, hk korn

Offline sony

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what exactly is split plate?

Offline plag

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Iíd love to see pictures of the plate. That being said, Iím really happy with how this looks, and itís great that itís in stock. Sadly, since Iím a split right shift user, I canít really join this buy  :-[

Offline keebivore

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Gin edition looking clean af! More pictures of the internals would be nice. Any plan for reviews/streams before GB?

GLWIC!!

Offline Solitude95

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Been eyeing for a topmount board in the seas of gaskets
this might be the one

goodluck with IC!
« Last Edit: Wed, 21 September 2022, 11:31:43 by Solitude95 »

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Offline ProjectAchu

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elegant :thumb:

Offline LightningXI

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Clean looking, but definitely interested in seeing more of internal structure/plate, etc.

Offline REBAO

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sheet  :p so elegant!

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Some thoughts:

  • Unsure about 4 fastening screws solely in the corners of the board -- I would worry about the middle of the front and the back not making complete contact and potentially leading to poor sound.
  • Looks to be using a proprietary daughterboard, will these be widely available for inevitable DB failure (i.e. it breaks)?
  • The o-ring mounting points don't look to be consistent with what was derived from the Jane V2 CE -- is there a specific reason for that?
  • What does the plate look like? What is split plate?

Offline HugoChowsky

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Which top piece colour is ďColoured acrylicĒ?

Offline Frid4y

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really geogerous!consider to add split backspace to the solder PCB?

Offline Kanya

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So classy!!! ;D

Offline MaiTheSan

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I'm in

Offline Kansir

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Love the design and choice of materials, and ngl that gin edition is so lit. Would like to see the plate options (half plate please). Count me in!

Offline zkl1015

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can can need ;D

Offline TheColaMan

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Clean looking, but definitely interested in seeing more of internal structure/plate, etc.

Thanks for you interest Lightning! We have just updated the plate view and exploded view!

Offline TheColaMan

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Some thoughts:

  • Unsure about 4 fastening screws solely in the corners of the board -- I would worry about the middle of the front and the back not making complete contact and potentially leading to poor sound.
  • Looks to be using a proprietary daughterboard, will these be widely available for inevitable DB failure (i.e. it breaks)?
  • The o-ring mounting points don't look to be consistent with what was derived from the Jane V2 CE -- is there a specific reason for that?
  • What does the plate look like? What is split plate?

Hey Buddy, thank you for the insightful questions!
  • That is very true, the lack of binding strength can cause a severe rattle right in the middle, we have since left enough space in the middle to avoid such disaster!
  • In an ideal world, we will be running a stream of products with the same daughterboard design, but we have also taken the precaution to make quite a lot of them for future repalcement
  • It is more of a design preference, the designer himself is a real ocd, and is looking for all thing symetirical, and after some testing and prototype, this particular desgin yield a very consistent typing feel when pair with our plate
  • We have just updated the IC with plate view and exploded view, that should help answer your last questions!

Offline TheColaMan

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what exactly is split plate?

Hey buddy, the plate view is updated in the post! That should help answer that question! Essentially the alpha and function keys will get two individual plates!

Offline herfalerf

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Seems like a nice board for the price.  Will be keeping an eye on it.

Offline rookb

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I don't understand the side mounting points for O-ring, this is just going to sound/feel inconsistent in a TKL as the left side is closer to the alphas than the right

Offline CxxC1

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love the design

Offline suishibe

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very pretty

Offline X7VN

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that angle tho o_O

Offline qiukulol

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Ohhhhh,nice TKL!
sound test plz!better with different plates

Offline TypeBis

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top mount TKL take my money!
also sound tests please!

Offline mr_foggy

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finally some good taste. seriously considering it.

Offline yuzuu_

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this is one sexy board, looking forward to the sound test!

also curious, what benefit does the split plate offer when compared to the regular plate?

Offline codog

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very keen on this

Offline Sieglinde

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Have you consider keeping the front of the board clean? Don't really like that tiny cutout.

Offline TheColaMan

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Have you consider keeping the front of the board clean? Don't really like that tiny cutout.

very unlikely, cuz the designer loves it, and i am on the same side as him

Offline TheColaMan

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finally some good taste. seriously considering it.

thanks for the kind word!

Offline TheColaMan

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Ohhhhh,nice TKL!
sound test plz!better with different plates

they will come for sure!

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can can need :-*

Offline Der8auer

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Very clean design. I like it :D
BTW. I want to put the diamond into the diamond slot  :cool:

Offline Nonnegaard

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theres a lot of nonsense here but I'm here for it
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Offline PCov

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This looks great.  Ayleen looks like Shelby's sister.  I'm very interested.

Offline TheColaMan

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theres a lot of nonsense here but I'm here for it

Hey, at least i am very glad you took an interetest!

Offline TheColaMan

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This looks great.  Ayleen looks like Shelby's sister.  I'm very interested.

Thanks, buddy! Stick around, only more good stuffs to come!

Offline MMJ1999

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I like it!

Offline JQ27

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This looks great.  Ayleen looks like Shelby's sister.  I'm very interested.

Thankfully, this board has much better layout choices for the user!

Offline Keeblet_257

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Did you upload the wrong pictures for the layout support under solder? You're surely joking right?
The reason why ppl buy solder PCBs (as far as I know) is to have more layout options, which the HS PCB simply doesn't support most of the time, like being able to freely choose between iso/ansi enter, split backspace, split right shift, split left shift, stepped or not, 6.25 or 7u space bar. I don't see a reason to offer a solder PCB that basically has a fixed layout.
At this point you might as well just offer 2 HS PCBs one for ISO and one for ANSI, since the solder PCBs basically only differ by allowing stepped caps lock, if the images I see are the ones you wanted to show and arent put out by mistake.

Other than the layout support on the solder pcbs I have nothing really to pick on, I like the looks of the board.

Edit
corrected some typos
« Last Edit: Fri, 30 September 2022, 12:18:33 by Keeblet_257 »

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« Last Edit: Fri, 30 September 2022, 12:18:48 by Keeblet_257 »

Offline TheColaMan

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Did you upload the wrong pictures for the layout support under solder? You're surely joking right?
The reason why ppl buy solder PCBs (as far as I know) is to have more layout options, which the HS PCB simply doesn't support most of the time, like being able to freely choose between iso/ansi enter, split backspace, split right shift, split left shift, stepped or not, 6.25 or 7u space bar. I don't see a reason to offer a solder PCB that basically has a fixed layout.
At this point you might as well just offer 2 HS PCBs one for ISO and one for ANSI, since the solder PCBs basically only differ by allowing stepped caps lock, if the images I see are the ones you wanted to show and arent put out by mistake.

Other than the layout support on the solder pcbs I have nothing really to pick on, I like the looks of the board.

Edit
corrected some typos

Hey man, i see your point, there may be some misunderstanding here, the solder will support both ISO and ANSI. The real factor that dictates the layout is the plate you chose to use on your solder pcb. Thanks for your interest again!
« Last Edit: Fri, 30 September 2022, 13:52:53 by TheColaMan »

Offline QWER|key

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I absolutely love this side profile. This is one handsome TKL.  I'd case screws in the middle as well as just the corners though, as I would worry about vibration if the surfaces don't perfectly meet. 

Offline TheColaMan

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I absolutely love this side profile. This is one handsome TKL.  I'd case screws in the middle as well as just the corners though, as I would worry about vibration if the surfaces don't perfectly meet.

Thanks for the kind word! We have thought about it, and have design around this concern. It is solid as a block as for the moment!

Offline Flybeck

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Really like the accent piece by the arrow cluster. :)