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Title: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Tue, 15 December 2020, 20:26:24
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Hello everyone!This is TT from OwLab.
Today we are introducing a new keyboard designed by my designer friend Nomi and me.
The origin of this keyboard is to commemorate the music band -OWL which I set up and music I loved.
We started to have this design idea in May 2020. After four months of development and modification, we set up a group buy in China in September 2020.
With good feedbacks, we decide to bring it to all friends in the customized mechanical keyboard communities around the world!

 
Discord:OwLAB - chatroom (https://discord.gg/7wFQVqsF82)
 
Album (including colors and parts): (https://imgur.com/a/dDQtATQ)
 
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More picture (https://imgur.com/a/dDQtATQ)
 
Colors:

 
Specs:
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Characteristics:


Kit includes:

Price:
       USD$329 + Shipping

GB schedule:
       Stock sale with a limited quantity of 500+. GB will start at Mid-late January.
       Shipping will be estimated to complete in February.


Streams:
       We'll release typing video later.
       Production units are on the way to Production units are on the way to: Andy (https://discord.gg/7wFQVqsF82), Alexotos on Sunday, the 3rd of Jan (https://www.twitch.tv/alexotos) and tiny (https://www.twitch.tv/tiny), and the typing/building videos are scheduled to be released before the sale.
       Box opening: by Andy (starts from 3:46:30) (https://www.twitch.tv/andyvnguyen/video/848130974)
                           by Alexotos (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/849002374)

       Building and typing stream: by Andy  (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/850582871)
                                                by Alexotos pt.1  (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/860027064)
                                                by Alexotos pt.2  (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/861377153)

                                                by Tiny  (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/865239992)[/size]
       Typing sound: by [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP04-hIk0Qw&ab_channel=AndyVNguyen]Andy - PE plate with standoffs [/url]
                            by Andy - Alu plate without standoffs  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVWjAXkrBpU&ab_channel=AndyVNguyen)
                            by Andy - Alu plate without standoffs with 1/8' foam (probably too thick) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BNc63sIC3E&ab_channel=AndyVNguyen)

Please join our Discord (https://discord.gg/7wFQVqsF82) for discussions and questions!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Tue, 15 December 2020, 20:30:22
12/17 update 1: price&weight added;
12/19 update 2: added a FREE PE plate to the packaging list and pictures of colors (https://imgur.com/a/GjlvypQ);
12/20 update 3: added an album of LED strips gif (https://imgur.com/a/Fz1Deln);
12/23 update 4: added details of the manifest, a list of streamers and pics of e-white in the album;
12/27 update 5: added stream link of Andy and corrected the weight - should be 1.4 built instead of unbuilt;
1/1 update 6: added LNY color to celebrate the Lunar New Year;
1/5 update 7: added more streaming and typing vid links and updated the VIA customization of scroll;

to do:
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Syrah94 on Tue, 15 December 2020, 20:34:51
glwgb! in for one
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: treeleaf64 on Tue, 15 December 2020, 20:42:16
Whats the estimated price
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Tue, 15 December 2020, 20:51:43
Whats the estimated price

around $320; I'll add it into the post.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: santela on Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:02:35
Already got in on the Chinese GB raffle, can't wait for shipping next week!

T zong nb!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: 360Ceeee on Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:17:24
T zong Jia You,Voice qi fei ,wuhu
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: tommyamoszhao on Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:18:55
wow looks nice!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:30:12
T zong Jia You,Voice qi fei ,wuhu
Can you say something everyone can understand?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:35:14
wow looks nice!
Glad you like it. Feel free to join our Discord to discuss about it.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Chippy on Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:41:38
the top design of the weight looks really nice, interesting implementation of the knob.

edit: what type of encoder does this use, and is there a press function?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Tue, 15 December 2020, 22:51:41
the top design of the weight looks really nice, interesting implementation of the knob.
We are happy to bring some fresh stuff to the mkt :D
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: dandruff on Tue, 15 December 2020, 23:44:07
I normally hate knobs on boards, but this one seems to work and is intriguing for me. Definitely interested!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 01:07:14
I normally hate knobs on boards, but this one seems to work and is intriguing for me. Definitely interested!
I'm glad to hear this, Feel free to join our Discord to discuss about it.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Fisher on Wed, 16 December 2020, 02:57:42
Wow! Amazing design!!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: kk73715 on Wed, 16 December 2020, 03:24:15
A 65% without a top right blocker? Nice!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 04:29:02
Wow! Amazing design!!
Thanks for your love, we just want to make our own satisfactory keyboard
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 06:46:00
glwgb! in for one
Thank you for liking Voice65%  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: hk362401 on Wed, 16 December 2020, 08:06:15
T zong  niupi  qifei  wuhu!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: _lost_ on Wed, 16 December 2020, 09:52:34
The knob design is very special
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 10:02:21
The knob design is very special
Glad you like it. Feel free to join our Discord to discuss about it.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: bball2 on Wed, 16 December 2020, 11:08:41
Cool design!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 11:12:07
Cool design!

glad you like it! Feel free to join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/7wFQVqsF82
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: treeleaf64 on Wed, 16 December 2020, 11:21:42
For 320, that sounds pretty good
Nice job my friend

One suggestion I have is, maybe increasing the size of the brass weight. At this size it is only for decoration and does not serve as a real weight adder at all <3
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 14:15:17
the top design of the weight looks really nice, interesting implementation of the knob.

edit: what type of encoder does this use, and is there a press function?

Here's the encoder that we have used: http://www.kailh.com/en/Products/Encoder/EN65/372.html and there is no press function.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 14:17:33
For 320, that sounds pretty good
Nice job my friend

One suggestion I have is, maybe increasing the size of the brass weight. At this size it is only for decoration and does not serve as a real weight adder at all <3

Thanks for you suggestion! However all parts of the case have finished production and we are running the NA sale as in stock, we won't be able to change the design.
With that said, we will definitely consider increasing the size of the weight next time!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Rob27shred on Wed, 16 December 2020, 14:25:44
For 320, that sounds pretty good
Nice job my friend

One suggestion I have is, maybe increasing the size of the brass weight. At this size it is only for decoration and does not serve as a real weight adder at all <3

A bigger weight would be nice, but remember that'll just add to the price. Overall I agree though, for the price this is very nice & a project I'll be following!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 15:55:40
For 320, that sounds pretty good
Nice job my friend

One suggestion I have is, maybe increasing the size of the brass weight. At this size it is only for decoration and does not serve as a real weight adder at all <3

A bigger weight would be nice, but remember that'll just add to the price. Overall I agree though, for the price this is very nice & a project I'll be following!

Thanks! It is more of a design choice instead of cost consideration. Unbuilt Voice65% weighs about 1.4-1.5kg and the finished build goes around 1.8kg. We think that is quite enough for a 65%.
Please consider join our Discord channel:https://discord.gg/4nJjmjvu6z


Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 15:59:27
Cool design!

tyvm!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Havattack on Wed, 16 December 2020, 16:32:58
Very creative design. Way to go man, hope you design more keyboards in the future.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 17:12:24
Very creative design. Way to go man, hope you design more keyboards in the future.

Thanks! We have set up a studio this year and for sure we will bring more designs!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Fisher on Wed, 16 December 2020, 21:02:05
Wow! Amazing design!!
Thanks for your love, we just want to make our own satisfactory keyboard
Yeah, can't wait to order Voice65.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: DYKEN on Wed, 16 December 2020, 21:13:44
A pleasant change of atmosphere
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 16 December 2020, 23:33:13
A pleasant change of atmosphere

It has been a long trial and error until we found the most reasonable implementation of the design and the price point.
That change did take a lot of time and consideration to happen, which we didn't expect in the beginning.
We are proud of it and glad you like it. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: KaosJ on Thu, 17 December 2020, 03:09:57
Very nice, i'm in!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Thu, 17 December 2020, 07:11:11
Very nice, i'm in!
Thank you so much for liking voice65%
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: JCraftCables on Thu, 17 December 2020, 07:37:25
Really like the side knob, it's a cool idea :)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Thu, 17 December 2020, 09:49:06
Really like the side knob, it's a cool idea :)
Iím Glad You Like It.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: sendpie on Thu, 17 December 2020, 09:56:24
looking forward to buying this hopefully
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Thu, 17 December 2020, 11:16:21
looking forward to buying this hopefully

We hope the 500 unit count will give everyone a fair chance.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: _lost_ on Thu, 17 December 2020, 15:37:01
Have a question, is the knob aluminum?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:36:40
Have a question, is the knob aluminum?

Yes, it's 6063 Aluminum.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: username-thingy on Thu, 17 December 2020, 23:30:32
I have a question. Do all 3 color options have the same bottom color?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Thu, 17 December 2020, 23:39:16
Is there a way to get it without the weight branding?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 18 December 2020, 02:24:31
I have a question. Do all 3 color options have the same bottom color?
Yes the bottom case is the same for all colors.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 18 December 2020, 04:12:06
A neat design so far and the roller switch is a great idea.  Putting more than one roller on the board with some software to match could allow volume controls for separate devices which would be cool, or possibly one for volume and one for scroll.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 18 December 2020, 06:41:12
Is there a way to get it without the weight branding?
unfortunately we have manufactured all the weights so it is not possible
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 18 December 2020, 13:12:53
A neat design so far and the roller switch is a great idea.  Putting more than one roller on the board with some software to match could allow volume controls for separate devices which would be cool, or possibly one for volume and one for scroll.

That is a good idea! We'll def consider putting a few more roller/scroll and even try to place them in different positions next time. As for software, I recently bumped in one called MIDI2LR, which uses the MIDI function that is embedded in the QMK to control the Adobe Lightroom. Feel free to check it out on YouTube.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Zanhana on Fri, 18 December 2020, 17:05:53
A neat design so far and the roller switch is a great idea.  Putting more than one roller on the board with some software to match could allow volume controls for separate devices which would be cool, or possibly one for volume and one for scroll.

That is a good idea! We'll def consider putting a few more roller/scroll and even try to place them in different positions next time. As for software, I recently bumped in one called MIDI2LR, which uses the MIDI function that is embedded in the QMK to control the Adobe Lightroom. Feel free to check it out on YouTube.

couldn't this also be done with layers?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: dotor on Fri, 18 December 2020, 17:40:34
boards like these make it hesitant to post a board for IC... awesome design my man good luck with the gb
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 18 December 2020, 17:56:31
A neat design so far and the roller switch is a great idea.  Putting more than one roller on the board with some software to match could allow volume controls for separate devices which would be cool, or possibly one for volume and one for scroll.

That is a good idea! We'll def consider putting a few more roller/scroll and even try to place them in different positions next time. As for software, I recently bumped in one called MIDI2LR, which uses the MIDI function that is embedded in the QMK to control the Adobe Lightroom. Feel free to check it out on YouTube.

couldn't this also be done with layers?

Unsure which function are you talking about but MIDI is actually realized using layers, just a different kind of MIDI layers to deal with some functions that aren't controllable with traditional keyboard shortcuts (e.g.: ctrl+shift+e).
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 18 December 2020, 17:58:08
boards like these make it hesitant to post a board for IC... awesome design my man good luck with the gb

Thanks! We can chat about designs and development later on Discord too.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: dkFreeze on Fri, 18 December 2020, 22:15:21
Any chance of more plate options, or is this set to only have an alu plate?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 18 December 2020, 22:28:21
Any chance of more plate options, or is this set to only have an alu plate?

right on point! we are working on it and hopefully we'll have more options when the sale starts.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Zanhana on Sat, 19 December 2020, 02:30:11
A neat design so far and the roller switch is a great idea.  Putting more than one roller on the board with some software to match could allow volume controls for separate devices which would be cool, or possibly one for volume and one for scroll.

That is a good idea! We'll def consider putting a few more roller/scroll and even try to place them in different positions next time. As for software, I recently bumped in one called MIDI2LR, which uses the MIDI function that is embedded in the QMK to control the Adobe Lightroom. Feel free to check it out on YouTube.

couldn't this also be done with layers?

Unsure which function are you talking about

oh, I meant, for example having one wheel for volume and one wheel for scroll, you could just program them on different layers instead, so there is no need for two wheels
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: xanserkx on Sat, 19 December 2020, 04:54:21
I like the knob position
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Sat, 19 December 2020, 11:49:07
A neat design so far and the roller switch is a great idea.  Putting more than one roller on the board with some software to match could allow volume controls for separate devices which would be cool, or possibly one for volume and one for scroll.

That is a good idea! We'll def consider putting a few more roller/scroll and even try to place them in different positions next time. As for software, I recently bumped in one called MIDI2LR, which uses the MIDI function that is embedded in the QMK to control the Adobe Lightroom. Feel free to check it out on YouTube.

couldn't this also be done with layers?

Unsure which function are you talking about

oh, I meant, for example having one wheel for volume and one wheel for scroll, you could just program them on different layers instead, so there is no need for two wheels

Indeed, with layers. I guess it's down to preference when some other ppl want to have more physical keys/gadgets but we value the balance of the function and aesthetics so this is a good solution for us. Hope you like it. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: LASERman Projects on Sat, 19 December 2020, 12:35:52
This is the way rotary should be, hope this will create a trend.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: HOBI3CAT on Sat, 19 December 2020, 13:03:57
Finally a cool 65% that supports split spacebar! Also, the knob on this is super cool- for sure in for it!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Sat, 19 December 2020, 15:27:34
Finally a cool 65% that supports split spacebar! Also, the knob on this is super cool- for sure in for it!
We are thrilled to have your love. Please come to our Discord and stay tuned!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Sat, 19 December 2020, 17:40:52
This is the way rotary should be, hope this will create a trend.

We worried a lot about our development speed, tbh. Glad we got the dibs. We'd love to see more creative designs but we have to admit it takes more than time and effort to make a decision deploying a new gadget.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: babybjorn on Sat, 19 December 2020, 19:06:50
This is the way rotary should be, hope this will create a trend.

We worried a lot about our development speed, tbh. Glad we got the dibs. We'd love to see more creative designs but we have to admit it takes more than time and effort to make a decision deploying a new gadget.


Same, can't wait for this. Split spacebar, volume knob, 65.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Sat, 19 December 2020, 20:00:06
This is the way rotary should be, hope this will create a trend.

We worried a lot about our development speed, tbh. Glad we got the dibs. We'd love to see more creative designs but we have to admit it takes more than time and effort to make a decision deploying a new gadget.


Same, can't wait for this. Split spacebar, volume knob, 65.

You actually reminded me of confirming the layout. I'll post the exact combinations of all supported bottom rows later in the post.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Sun, 20 December 2020, 00:35:36
I like the knob position
Thank you for liking it, jion our discord :https://discord.gg/aN3YYfk2we (https://discord.gg/aN3YYfk2we)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: 10peaches on Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:20:34
Have you ever consider making the scroll wheel on the left... it would be more intuitive if any form of rotary encoder device to be put on the left because most people use their right hand for mouse. I feel like I will smacking my mouse hand to the scroll wheel. If there's I think there's instance I want to use the scroll wheel and the mouse at the same time, I can use my left hand to operate the scroll wheel and right hand for the mouse.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Sun, 20 December 2020, 13:00:47
Have you ever consider making the scroll wheel on the left... it would be more intuitive if any form of rotary encoder device to be put on the left because most people use their right hand for mouse. I feel like I will smacking my mouse hand to the scroll wheel. If there's I think there's instance I want to use the scroll wheel and the mouse at the same time, I can use my left hand to operate the scroll wheel and right hand for the mouse.

We have thought about in the development process. To keep a rectangular shape and keeping the ESC botton as well as a relatively thin bezel are our priorities thus the left side scroll wheel route wasn't taken at the end. We feel you about holding the mouse while using the wheel tho. We will review that path if we have more freedom in the bezel design choices and the technical ability to realize that perhaps on the side (like a camera scroll well, on the side instead of the front)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Owl on Sun, 20 December 2020, 13:34:36
Man this looks super cool. Might have to keep my eye out for this.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: bvckcompton on Sun, 20 December 2020, 15:25:49
A neat design so far and the roller switch is a great idea.  Putting more than one roller on the board with some software to match could allow volume controls for separate devices which would be cool, or possibly one for volume and one for scroll.

That is a good idea! We'll def consider putting a few more roller/scroll and even try to place them in different positions next time. As for software, I recently bumped in one called MIDI2LR, which uses the MIDI function that is embedded in the QMK to control the Adobe Lightroom. Feel free to check it out on YouTube.

couldn't this also be done with layers?

That's what I was thinking when I originally saw it as well. Would be great to have layers change the functionality (volume, horizontal vs vertical scroll)

But yea, definitely interested the board :)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Sun, 20 December 2020, 16:05:51
Man this looks super cool. Might have to keep my eye out for this.

Please join our Discord~! We have new materials every other day
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Sun, 20 December 2020, 17:08:21
Man this looks super cool. Might have to keep my eye out for this.

wait your name's Owl? We are Owlab :)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: SOLBA on Tue, 22 December 2020, 10:50:43
T T
good author!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: kraken_kr on Tue, 22 December 2020, 22:11:37
Looks forward to it!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: hottrout on Wed, 23 December 2020, 10:21:49
Really looking forward to this board.  Cool looking.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 23 December 2020, 15:04:15
Really looking forward to this board.  Cool looking.

Please consider joing our Discord if you haven't, thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: EdgeOfInfinity on Wed, 23 December 2020, 19:51:40
really liking the uniform bezel - very clean!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Rx003 on Wed, 23 December 2020, 23:27:41
Is there a way to turn of the RGB and just keep the one on the sides?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Thu, 24 December 2020, 02:37:17
Is there a way to turn of the RGB and just keep the one on the sides?


if you are suggesting turning off the per key rgb while keeping the strip on, then yes it's possible. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: tommyamoszhao on Thu, 24 December 2020, 05:06:11
I like the way you design the scrolling wheel!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: santela on Thu, 24 December 2020, 08:42:44
Got my Voice 65 from the Chinese GB today! I'm typing on it right now. The board feels great and I love the wheel for volume control. I turn the per key rgb off but leave the light strip on just for a little flair. The light strip can be customized to match keycap sets which is great aesthetically. I also like that you can change the saturation of the rgb as well to make the light color white when I just want something very neutral. I'll make a reddit post with a mini review soon.

GLWGB!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Thu, 24 December 2020, 14:11:35
Got my Voice 65 from the Chinese GB today! I'm typing on it right now. The board feels great and I love the wheel for volume control. I turn the per key rgb off but leave the light strip on just for a little flair. The light strip can be customized to match keycap sets which is great aesthetically. I also like that you can change the saturation of the rgb as well to make the light color white when I just want something very neutral. I'll make a reddit post with a mini review soon.

GLWGB!

Please tag us at u/Owlab_TT! Can't wait to see your review.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Thu, 24 December 2020, 22:39:30
really liking the uniform bezel - very clean!

yeah our middle case adds a nice touch to it as well ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 25 December 2020, 22:10:38
really liking the uniform bezel - very clean!

yeah our middle case adds a nice touch to it as well ;)
I like Middle Case, too.  Thank you for liking our design
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Mon, 28 December 2020, 12:33:17
Guys the typing sound is out!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Mon, 28 December 2020, 21:29:57
I like the way you design the scrolling wheel!
Thank you for liking Voice!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: samba on Thu, 31 December 2020, 01:01:47
This design is so coool :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: SOLBA on Thu, 31 December 2020, 14:40:11
This design is so coool :thumb:
Thanks, 2021 letís go!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: littlesmall on Fri, 01 January 2021, 01:59:35
That's so cool !How can I buy it?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: orangekeeb on Fri, 01 January 2021, 09:07:02
Yeah how do you buy it? Looks of talk of GB and some sales that happened already.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 01 January 2021, 17:44:40
That's so cool !How can I buy it?

we will release our own purchase website a few days before the sale - in a formal Group buy post
Please join our discord if you want to know about the latest updates!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 01 January 2021, 22:05:37
Yeah how do you buy it? Looks of talk of GB and some sales that happened already.

welcome to our Discord :)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: SOLBA on Sat, 02 January 2021, 15:11:35
Yeah how do you buy it? Looks of talk of GB and some sales that happened already.
Thanks for the answer
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: samba on Sun, 03 January 2021, 05:21:59
Can i customize the knob function?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Tue, 05 January 2021, 15:41:44
Can i customize the knob function?

Yes we have the VIA to support that
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Livid on Tue, 05 January 2021, 17:37:47
Yup, this is it
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Kingjunguhn on Tue, 05 January 2021, 23:38:03
Looking forward to this one
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Thu, 07 January 2021, 23:27:55
Looking forward to this one

Glad you have your love, Supreme Leader! The sale is set to happen in the week of 18th.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Kingjunguhn on Fri, 08 January 2021, 04:15:41
Looking forward to this one

Glad you have your love, Supreme Leader! The sale is set to happen in the week of 18th.
Sold
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: hypernosleep on Fri, 08 January 2021, 17:01:07
This will (hopefully) be my first custom board and am planning on getting the hotswap version. Will I have any issues using this and setting it up with MacOS?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Mon, 11 January 2021, 11:50:17
This will (hopefully) be my first custom board and am planning on getting the hotswap version. Will I have any issues using this and setting it up with MacOS?

You can use it just fine in MacOS! Please check https://discord.com/invite/fBGYurv for help in case you bump into any software problems. :D
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: made in China on Tue, 12 January 2021, 01:50:33
I'm a little confused. Why is it only 1800RMB in China and 320USD for GH?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: whezil on Tue, 12 January 2021, 02:15:45
That scroll is such a unique feature, really cool! Also dig the weight.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Thu, 14 January 2021, 03:14:20
That scroll is such a unique feature, really cool! Also dig the weight.
Thank you! My friend! Your support is our motivation
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Thu, 14 January 2021, 11:32:41
I'm a little confused. Why is it only 1800RMB in China and 320USD for GH?

1800RMB is the groupbuy price and this one is in-stock sale price.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 15 January 2021, 11:57:50
added extra foams
updated price to $329
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: /wolfy on Sat, 16 January 2021, 18:39:47
I think the left scroll is aesthetically better than the right scroll. The space bar is centered so that it is symmetrical and convenient to use the mouse and knob at the same time. If you release the sequel like that, I will buy it by any means possible.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Mon, 18 January 2021, 12:55:15
I think the left scroll is aesthetically better than the right scroll. The space bar is centered so that it is symmetrical and convenient to use the mouse and knob at the same time. If you release the sequel like that, I will buy it by any means possible.

sure we'll add that to our notes
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: ppjee on Tue, 19 January 2021, 19:34:57
Loving it! Eager to buy it!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Wed, 20 January 2021, 13:38:30
Loving it! Eager to buy it!

I am writing the sale post as we speak
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: ppjee on Thu, 21 January 2021, 00:07:15
Loving it! Eager to buy it!

I am writing the sale post as we speak

Yep. Definitely looking forward to
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: foxlive on Thu, 21 January 2021, 05:36:28
Dang! I might be really interested to join the GB :)!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: OwLab on Fri, 22 January 2021, 15:25:26
live in 1.5 hrs
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Curin Derwin on Fri, 22 January 2021, 19:34:07
Ended?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: valen_c13 on Sat, 23 January 2021, 05:45:01
More like FAILED

Отправлено с моего HD1913 через Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: Havattack on Sat, 23 January 2021, 12:43:34
What happened with this? I tired to make sense of the email i got from discord (I hate actually having to go to discord.)
Did i read that right? 50k people tried to order at the same, or around the same time? Jeez... This hobby is getting crazy popular.
I hope the discord gave more warning for the sale.. I check geekhack daily, and this came out of nowhere. Luckily, i decided to pass on this one anyway...but dang.. Sucks for anyone that really wanted one.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: bball2 on Sat, 23 January 2021, 12:52:25
What happened with this? I tired to make sense of the email i got from discord (I hate actually having to go to discord.)
Did i read that right? 50k people tried to order at the same, or around the same time? Jeez... This hobby is getting crazy popular.
I hope the discord gave more warning for the sale.. I check geekhack daily, and this came out of nowhere. Luckily, i decided to pass on this one anyway...but dang.. Sucks for anyone that really wanted one.
Sounded like a bot tried to checkout thousands of times? There were about 1,000 people on discord at the time of the sale so I don't think it was quite that many people but everyone was constantly refreshing and trying to get through.
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: FamilyJoule924 on Sat, 23 January 2021, 16:10:43
hope i get one ... **** bots, flipping is one thing but botscripts are just the lowest form of dirt!
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: hottrout on Sun, 24 January 2021, 05:13:36
More effort needs to be put into stopping bots from buying these so that people can flip them.  This is destroying the hobby.  I have friends who I would love to get into this hobby, they are interested but the price of just about everything puts them off.  It should not just be for elite, if should be for everybody.  Good keyboards are a human right. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: KaosJ on Sun, 24 January 2021, 07:07:56
What happened with this? I tired to make sense of the email i got from discord (I hate actually having to go to discord.)
Did i read that right? 50k people tried to order at the same, or around the same time? Jeez... This hobby is getting crazy popular.
I hope the discord gave more warning for the sale.. I check geekhack daily, and this came out of nowhere. Luckily, i decided to pass on this one anyway...but dang.. Sucks for anyone that really wanted one.

It was bot + 1000 or more people spam clicking
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: FamilyJoule924 on Sun, 24 January 2021, 18:46:43
sad i took this L said i was 192 in line after not letting me in for 3 minutes then updated to 575. you guys have any other projects planned ... maybe a 75% board or alice layout?
Title: Re: [IC] Voice65% (Scroll+LED Strip+Stock Sale)
Post by: sl4ppy on Fri, 05 February 2021, 10:26:15
I wanted to follow up to this fiasco of a sale and my tale of woe.

Everyone by now knows of all the issues this sale had... overtaxing the credit card processors, stretching the sale over 3 spread out days instead of just the 1 as a result; limiting orders.. cancelling orders, etc..

Well I thought I dodged those bullet.  I was one of the very lucky few who was able to place my order within the first 30 seconds of the sale opening.  I was able to get through the OceanPay nonsense, and my order was confirmed and I received the confirmation email at :02 after the sale opened. (email header below)

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MIME-Version: 1.0
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 23:02:01 +0000
Subject: Order #popkeyboard-1037 confirmed
X-Courier-AMap: REDACTED
X-Courier-RC: 1
From: "popkeyboard" <manager@popkeyboard.com>
Message-ID: <E1020004-165CB041DD995C74-DDA5E92F@shopify.com>

I ordered 1 yellow and 1 "blurple" keyboard for my wife and myself and the order limit was communicated to be 2...

Fast forward to today 2/5.  I receive an email that my order was out of stock and that I could either cancel my order or accept a white instead.  I responded to the email asking which color was out of stock (it wasn't communicated) and that it shouldn't be possible for an order completed in the first minute of the sale to have a color out of stock.

The response to that was stunning.  Not only was yellow out of stock, but so was "blurple".  Below is the response sent to me from popkeyboard:
Quote
As the freight is about to be suspended, we carry out the loading according to the country/region. When your order is being packed, the yellow and blue are out of stock. Now only white is left.

....they fulfilled orders NOT by ordering sequence... NOT by confirmation of order... but by which regions were shipped to first.    That is unacceptable, imho.

I suggest everyone take note and excercise extreme caution when ordering from OwlLab or PopKeyboards in the future.

(x-posted to reddit)