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Title: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:16:52
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/Iza7FbG.jpg)


I am typing this article on a lynn Whale with tuned ergo clear under its hood, adorned with a set of OG dyesub. Looking back a year ago, I used to judge how people would get crazy over a keyboard, or even worse,  over a single piece of plastic keycap. Today, I am proud that I am part of this community, part of this family. I've made friends, whom I think I know them better than most of my real life friends. I've met some really cool people in the Tokyo meetup last year. And now,  I finally have something  to share with my beloved community.


Exent
Previously known as M67-A. It started off as a small project between Rama and I back in July 2016. Then I got yuktsi on-board to share his experience on aluminium customs and quadcube as our PCB guy. Later, sheraton from Originative Co. recently joined the team and strengthen our core. I also had a lot of help from close friends such as bunnylake, jokrik and ntw, offering their advise, feedbacks, critics, and most important of all, their unrelenting support. 

The influence of this keyboard came upon a vintage apple keyboard. Rama was able to transform and reinvent the product into something so unique yet modern.The changes we made will allow for many modifications such as a customizable layout to involve everyone in the community.

Exent was envisioned to be a premium custom keyboard, offered at a price that is affordable for all. This is made possible from the dedication of each of the team members, pulling out all stops to transform Exent from an idea to reality.

This will be the most exciting keyboard of 2017, which grew from a 2-person project, to a collaborative effort of a group of keyboard hobbyists. At the time of writing, the CNC machine in the factory are working hard on the first Exent prototype. Excited as a kid on Christmas day, I am proud to share with you, Exent.


Design

(http://i.imgur.com/VG6XQQP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jNHEp9d.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YV3hbEw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Asg14LW.jpg)


Layouts

(http://i.imgur.com/6cDtc79.jpg)


Finish
Black, Apple Silver, Powder Pink, Ionic Blue, Space Grey, Rose Gold


Tech Specs
Material: 6 series Aluminum (top housing), Polycarbonate/nylon (bottom housing), Stainless steel (feet)
Dimension: 140 x 400 mm (5.5 x 15.7 inch)
Angle: 8 or 12 degree
Weight: 1.6kg (3.5lbs)
PCB: Gold plated. Developed based on ps2avrGB firmware and Bootmapper GUI with permission from Winkeyless.kr


Price
- Exent Basic Kit: $180 (inclusive of housing, plate and PCB)
- Exent Premium Kit: $250 (inclusive of basic kit, stabs, switches and GMK Keyset)

Optional bundles
- Additional PCB: $35 (pre-assembled with diodes/resistors, controller parts and RGB led)
- 12 degree masterrace polished stainless steel feet: $35


Title: Re: XENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:17:03
Reserved for future updates

(http://i.imgur.com/aU4BL9F.jpg)

Exent <3
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: renzpwns on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:18:46
Looks like a fairly priced board!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sony on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:20:51
right after the start of the m65 gb. PLZ SPARE MY WALLET.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: JDragon on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:21:41
Those bezels :O

So many 65%s coming out, and they all look so good!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: KetchyKech on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:28:46
So great, this is my fav of the 65s---what happened to camo!!!   :cool:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:30:47
12 degree for some nice 'thock'  :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:31:11
looks really nice :)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: smittysteve on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:41:35
Great design here, gents. Really like it.

What am I missing on the pricing...? For $70 more than 'basic' you get switches and GMK caps?? Amazing.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:52:56
So is the plate part of the top piece (so alu plate)? I'm so in ❤
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: aznreaper on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:54:12
Interesting idea, few questions,
What will be plate material and options?
Where will it be shipped from?
I assume the GMK set will just be enough compatibility for this board?
It says steel feet in materials, but under extras is steel feet. Are those just larger feet?
What are the roles of each of the people helping you with this project?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: gnmar2723 on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:55:41
Damn that looks really nice! 65% boards are quite the hot ticket item these days  :p
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: afrokobe on Sat, 07 January 2017, 23:59:23
When will this happen? I want it now :)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Sun, 08 January 2017, 00:00:09
I hope the gmk set includes blanks for the split spacebar :)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: bciamny on Sun, 08 January 2017, 00:03:20
this is amazing.

is this going to be unit limited? i feel like i'd want more than one... :X
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Sun, 08 January 2017, 00:21:30
Damn that's a thick bezel.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: PoisonKing on Sun, 08 January 2017, 01:01:04
 :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
That's a sweet price
 :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Edit: please send it from Asia... please send it from Asia... please send it from Asia...
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: catweewee on Sun, 08 January 2017, 01:30:44
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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: bocahgundul on Sun, 08 January 2017, 01:35:11
need speaker grill on the side and it would be perfect.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Sun, 08 January 2017, 01:38:23
I have been waiting for this for so damn long!  And only $180?!? SOOOOOLLLDDD

The price was what I was worried about the most but that is too nice to pass up.

 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Sun, 08 January 2017, 01:43:10
I'm interested in the PCB, split-spacebar 2.25u - 1.25u - 2.75u, I think my left thumb will be able to reach the 1.25u (Fn) easier.

do you sell the PCB separately?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Sun, 08 January 2017, 01:57:26
need speaker grill on the side and it would be perfect.
speaker grill with google assisntant integrated. Imagine that. You can talk to your keyboard. wew
jokrik and I been telling him that. Hmmm =/
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: beamingrobot on Sun, 08 January 2017, 02:47:46
This is pure yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Dymloslouire on Sun, 08 January 2017, 02:52:10
need speaker grill on the side and it would be perfect.
speaker grill with google assisntant integrated. Imagine that. You can talk to your keyboard. wew
jokrik and I been telling him that. Hmmm =/

THIS.


anyway, what are the GMK set that is included with this keyboard? a usual WoB?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: FioraCorp on Sun, 08 January 2017, 03:39:23
Wow this is stunning.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: merutz on Sun, 08 January 2017, 03:49:08
This is truly the KOAT and it's only January.

Is the Vantablack option just a gimmicky name or are you planning on using the famous paint/material?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: lildragonbuns on Sun, 08 January 2017, 03:49:38
need speaker grill on the side and it would be perfect.

Bocha needs a cup holder to hold his Mountain Dew so he gets better at bf1
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: msilvv on Sun, 08 January 2017, 03:51:25
welp. looks like Rama might as well just take my wallet at this point. between this, the M65-A, and that split board he's been teasing, this is proving to be a huge year for him. 
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: joey on Sun, 08 January 2017, 04:20:40
Awesome to finally see this come to fruition! And $180 is a sweet price!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Sun, 08 January 2017, 04:30:50
When are we going to get to see some color samples?

There isn't going to be a production limit on this, will there?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: fancymans on Sun, 08 January 2017, 05:11:34
I absolutely love the design on this board. I'd jump at the chance to get one of my own.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: audax989 on Sun, 08 January 2017, 05:27:02
I'm glad this became a bigger group buy! and that price point! beats the hell out of $500  :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: xZ3ROx on Sun, 08 January 2017, 05:32:28
You cannot go wrong with that price. Awesome things already for 2017


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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Photekq on Sun, 08 January 2017, 05:33:28
If juahenza calls it exciting then I must buy it. Also $180 damn you gotta hook me up with that machinist.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: LDobler on Sun, 08 January 2017, 06:39:46
I'm definitely interested  :eek:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Sissy on Sun, 08 January 2017, 06:46:17
All these 65% recently really do show the growth and change of the keyboard community, what people like and want are no longer just full size/60/tkl
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Jokrik on Sun, 08 January 2017, 07:04:07
Gonna be amazing  :thumb:

need speaker grill on the side and it would be perfect.
speaker grill with google assisntant integrated. Imagine that. You can talk to your keyboard. wew
jokrik and I been telling him that. Hmmm =/

we have Siri, Alexa, we can do Juahenza
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: losskutleboys on Sun, 08 January 2017, 07:10:44
All these 65% recently really do show the growth and change of the keyboard community, what people like and want are no longer just full size/60/tkl

ikr. as a fan of 65% that's really a good thing because it will most likely be a standart for upcoming keysets to have 65 kit at least!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: oatmicro on Sun, 08 January 2017, 07:17:47
Oh my Gosh that price! $250 for everything you need, really?
color options also great as well.
so curious about GMK keyset, really need to know  :cool:

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: breckstar on Sun, 08 January 2017, 07:27:12
Awesome. Love the adjustable angle. Would love to enter on this. Not too thrilled it is the same colors as the M-65A though :/
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: clappingcactus on Sun, 08 January 2017, 08:15:05
Totally interested. I know RAMA has mentioned that the M67-A is now on Revision 5 and that the Exent is based on Revision 1; was there anything particularly Not Ideal with Revision 1?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BunnyLake on Sun, 08 January 2017, 08:21:18
 :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: LDobler on Sun, 08 January 2017, 08:27:55
When will this GB happen? I love the way this looks but I'm still going to school and on a limited budget... I would have to save up a little for this board  :-X

Thanks in advance!  :)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Sun, 08 January 2017, 10:12:08
Alexa, order me an EXENT
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Sun, 08 January 2017, 10:31:18
What kind of switch options will be available in the Premium kit? I'm assuming no Zealios?


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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Hydra04 on Sun, 08 January 2017, 10:48:50
I need to see some renders, I can't tell if the bezel is too big for my taste.

Btw, +1 for the profile and juahenza! :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Slash Emperor on Sun, 08 January 2017, 11:18:23
This is amazing and I need this in my life. I am so damn hyped to see the community come together in a collaboration. Seeing all these names together and knowing that y'all mutually created this labor of love is a truly astounding thing to see.

I am really curious about the GMK set, and am very pleased to hear the fantastic price of $250 for everything. My wallet is ready and I'm praying I can get in on this, even if I have to move heaven and earth.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Sun, 08 January 2017, 11:32:28
With Originative involved does that mean Mod switches?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 08 January 2017, 11:38:08
My face every day from now until that keyboard arrives at my home.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c7/Michael_Jordan_crying.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: clappingcactus on Sun, 08 January 2017, 12:44:35
With Originative involved does that mean Mod switches?

The correct question is 'With Originative involved does that mean GMK Penumbra?' :P
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Sun, 08 January 2017, 13:32:57
With Originative involved does that mean Mod switches?

The correct question is 'With Originative involved does that mean GMK Penumbra?' :P

stop that right now  :eek:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: poolside on Sun, 08 January 2017, 13:37:39
Looks good with that oversized lateral bezel, and easy on the wallet as well.  :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kmba on Sun, 08 January 2017, 14:55:33
No support for all 1u bottom row right?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kiwi99 on Sun, 08 January 2017, 15:34:50
No support for all 1u bottom row right?

+1 for 16 x 1u key bottom row support

/s

ps: I get what you're sayin it was just a joke
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Sun, 08 January 2017, 15:45:45
With Originative involved does that mean Mod switches?

The correct question is 'With Originative involved does that mean GMK Penumbra?' :P

stop that right now  :eek:

I just died and went to heaven. Can also confirm, Mei is not in heaven. We are safe.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: The_Skynacho on Sun, 08 January 2017, 16:23:17
This looks amazing! Now I know where my Christmas Bonus is going!  ;D
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Sun, 08 January 2017, 16:59:02
I know I haven't been in the mech game for very long, so saying this may not have much weight, but this is one of the best things I've ever seen. I didn't know that pricing was even possible. I cannot WAIT to join the GB. Hail king RAMA, Originative, and everyone involved.   :eek:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Sun, 08 January 2017, 17:01:24
Incredible, take my money. I very much hope this won't be limited.....
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: muten-roshi on Sun, 08 January 2017, 17:25:04
one question. when?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Sun, 08 January 2017, 18:07:45
one question. when?

Indeed! I hope this jumps to GB quickly
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Sun, 08 January 2017, 18:12:37
one question. when?

Indeed! I hope this jumps to GB quickly

This was posted on the Keyclacker IG yesterday and it said 1 week away.

I'm just hoping it's not a raffle.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Sun, 08 January 2017, 19:26:02
Well, this is refreshing.

Any chance for a bottom row with 3x 1u caps instead of the 2x 1.5u to the right of space bar?  Otherwise loving the layout options.  That oversized case is just...   :eek:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Mon, 09 January 2017, 09:54:36
Someone from Originative Co has been answering questions on Reddit, and has provided the following info:

- They are planning to release details on the GMK set soon, and are currently working on some of the finer details of the set. It was implied that the included set will be just enough caps to cover the board.

- The switches that will be offered in the Premium kit will be Gaterons. It looks like MOD switches will also be available for an extra fee.

- EDIT: This will be a classic GB, not raffle.


I will update this if I see more info. Someone asked if this will be a classic GB or raffle style, so I'll be keeping my eye on that question for an answer.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 09 January 2017, 11:01:58
Someone from Originative Co has been answering questions on Reddit, and has provided the following info:

- They are planning to release details on the GMK set soon, and are currently working on some of the finer details of the set. It was implied that the included set will be just enough caps to cover the board.

- The switches that will be offered in the Premium kit will be Gaterons. It looks like MOD switches will also be available for an extra fee.


I will update this if I see more info. Someone asked if this will be a classic GB or raffle style, so I'll be keeping my eye on that question for an answer.

I appreciate that very much, I'm also curious to know of more updates - especially if it's classic GB or raffle, which set will be included and when the buy will start.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Mon, 09 January 2017, 11:08:07
one question. when?

Indeed! I hope this jumps to GB quickly

This was posted on the Keyclacker IG yesterday and it said 1 week away.

I'm just hoping it's not a raffle.

1 week!?

(https://i.imgur.com/oQ7SEvI.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: menuhin on Mon, 09 January 2017, 11:13:33
Quote
...PCB: $35 (pre-assembled with diodes/resistors, controller parts and RGB led)...

Does it mean that the PCB has underglow integrated already?
Or there is some LED like how the Zeal60 PCB implemented it?

Also what is the diameter of the switch pin holes?
I am looking for PCB that can do some easy hotswappable mods and 1.5mm pin hole size is compatible for some receptacles (forgot those for LEDs):

https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/5lybs5/gb_holtite_sockets_switches_leds_for_ch_eu_limited/
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Mon, 09 January 2017, 11:32:33
Quote
...PCB: $35 (pre-assembled with diodes/resistors, controller parts and RGB led)...

Does it mean that the PCB has underglow integrated already?
Or there is some LED like how the Zeal60 PCB implemented it?

It mostly likely means the former. It looks like they plan on having a Polycarbonate/nylon base to support it
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: helpslipknotfranklins on Mon, 09 January 2017, 11:51:56
Looks great!  :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 09 January 2017, 12:53:37
Great design here, gents. Really like it.

What am I missing on the pricing...? For $70 more than 'basic' you get switches and GMK caps?? Amazing.
I am not sure if I'd made it clear enough in the thread. But yeah, you are getting a set of GMK caps with the premium bundles

When will this happen? I want it now :)
Now is unlikely. We have planning to launch the GB in about a week time.  :D

So is the plate part of the top piece (so alu plate)? I'm so in ❤
You are right Sir, the plate is mounted to the top ❤❤

Interesting idea, few questions,
What will be plate material and options?
Where will it be shipped from?
I assume the GMK set will just be enough compatibility for this board?
It says steel feet in materials, but under extras is steel feet. Are those just larger feet?
What are the roles of each of the people helping you with this project?
That's a lot of questions. The plate is made of aluminum, what do you mean by plate options? Yes, you will have enough keys to support the proposed layouts. And yes, the feet is made of steel. Standard kit comes with a feet that raises your board at 8 degree angle. While you can purchase the "taller" feet, to raise your board at 12 degree angle. I just obtained a 456gt recently, I must say I enjoy 12 degree angle very much. They are my friends, it's really hard for me for to explain here since there are too many of them. We are working together to bring a proper custom board to the community.

this is amazing.

is this going to be unit limited? i feel like i'd want more than one... :X
You can have two. Let know if you need more than that... :X

Alexa, order me an EXENT
Hi NTW, the weather today is...  :-\

No support for all 1u bottom row right?

No support for all 1u bottom row right?

+1 for 16 x 1u key bottom row support

/s

ps: I get what you're sayin it was just a joke
Not possible.

Well, this is refreshing.

Any chance for a bottom row with 3x 1u caps instead of the 2x 1.5u to the right of space bar?  Otherwise loving the layout options.  That oversized case is just...   :eek:
Yes. It supports 3x 1u.  :thumb:



Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 09 January 2017, 13:01:47
Thanks for the info, very awesome..

I am beyond excited to hear what the GMK set will be =o
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Mon, 09 January 2017, 13:11:00
Well, this is refreshing.

Any chance for a bottom row with 3x 1u caps instead of the 2x 1.5u to the right of space bar?  Otherwise loving the layout options.  That oversized case is just...   :eek:
Yes. It supports 3x 1u.  :thumb:

(http://i.imgur.com/gtbsfQO.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: muten-roshi on Mon, 09 January 2017, 13:15:12
Wow. I don't know but I think this will be better than ramabae because I don't have that much money. 250 for pcb case and switches aaaand caps. That's so cheap there has to be a downside...  But i hope not ;-)

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Rafa_n on Mon, 09 January 2017, 13:22:41
Is this going to be a one time thing, or are there going to be more rounds in the future?

kinda though that the M65-A started this week and then we have the EXENT next week, rip wallet.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: shinz0 on Mon, 09 January 2017, 15:23:05
2017 starting to shape up to be an epic year in keyboards.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kittenpolice on Mon, 09 January 2017, 16:05:14
Woah this looks cool!

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: gartentisch on Mon, 09 January 2017, 16:47:12
Now for the price question: M10-A with M65 or M67. What would you say?


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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 09 January 2017, 16:48:17
Now for the price question: M10-A with M65 or M67. What would you say?


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BOTH!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: MajorKoos on Mon, 09 January 2017, 16:48:23
This is truly the KOAT and it's only January.

Is the Vantablack option just a gimmicky name or are you planning on using the famous paint/material?

Same thing I want to know.
pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 09 January 2017, 16:50:10
This is truly the KOAT and it's only January.

Is the Vantablack option just a gimmicky name or are you planning on using the famous paint/material?

Same thing I want to know.
pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease!

At this price point, I'm gonna go with a big nope. If you read up on it, you will see why.

"The nanotubes that make up Vantablack must be grown in the Surrey NanoSystems lab using a complicated (and patented) process involving several machines, a few layers of different substances, and some extreme heat. From start to finish, applying Vantablack to an object can take up to two days, according to Northam. “I had an inquiry yesterday asking how much would it cost for a kilo of Vantablack pigment,” Northam says. “First of all, I can’t sell you a bucket of Vantablack, but if I could, I don’t think there’d be much on the planet that would be more expensive.” He says that, ounce for ounce, Vantablack is a lot more expensive than both diamond and gold. "
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Mon, 09 January 2017, 17:22:28
This is truly the KOAT and it's only January.

Is the Vantablack option just a gimmicky name or are you planning on using the famous paint/material?

Same thing I want to know.
pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease!


Never even heard of it before but from having a quick read of the FAQ on their website I would imagine there is 0% chance of that: https://www.surreynanosystems.com/vantablack/faqs

Seems to be quite a few restrictions around it and very difficult/costly to manufacture.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 09 January 2017, 18:23:33
Will the bottom polycarbonate block be that smaller rectangle?  Matte translucent?  Is that text on the bottom going to be engraved in the plastic or will there be a plate covering the plastic where the text will be engraved?  Just trying to visualize what it will look like, since your sketches are not indicating what materials will be used where.  Thank you.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Perfex on Mon, 09 January 2017, 18:47:08
I hope these renders represent the base of the keyboard. https://rama.works/#/m67a/
I really don't understand the whole glowing keyboard fad, the smooth finish on the render is tasteful... the nylon cutting board texture of the M65-A isn't in my opinion.

(http://dl.dropbox.com/s/js5osxtuu6zdzit/RAMA-161024-COMPRESSED-RAMA-AMOS-67-R02.510.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:15:42
I hope these renders represent the base of the keyboard. https://rama.works/#/m67a/
I really don't understand the whole glowing keyboard fad, the smooth finish on the render is tasteful... the nylon cutting board texture of the M65-A isn't in my opinion.

Show Image
(http://dl.dropbox.com/s/js5osxtuu6zdzit/RAMA-161024-COMPRESSED-RAMA-AMOS-67-R02.510.jpg?dl=0)

I think the renders are different just based off of how the EXENT text looks from the picture that was posted. The M65-A does have an aluminum base option btw if you don't care for the nylon with underglow.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:41:25
2017 starting to shape up to be an epic year in keyboards.

and a kick to our wallets (or purses, I'm not judging)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: slickmamba on Mon, 09 January 2017, 19:44:19
yes a board I finally have enough space to put my ketchup on!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Mon, 09 January 2017, 20:09:39
yes a board I finally have enough space to put my ketchup on!

there should be enough space to put a can of cola on the left n pizza on the right.

and good amount of place to grip when I want to bash in someone's skull
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 09 January 2017, 20:19:22
I see it as a sushi board: sushi on the right, wasabi on the left.
(but I keep thinking a row or two of additional modifier switches would have been useful instead).
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: slickmamba on Mon, 09 January 2017, 21:18:38
yes a board I finally have enough space to put my ketchup on!

there should be enough space to put a can of cola on the left n pizza on the right.

and good amount of place to grip when I want to bash in someone's skull

thats true, now when I go to Mackers and get chicken nuggets I have space for the soda, sweet and sour dip(no bbq scrubs), fries, ketchup, and my extra 5 piece
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: jal on Mon, 09 January 2017, 21:19:02
That's so cheap there has to be a downside...  But i hope not ;-)

If you get it wet after midnight and say its name five times, it turns in to a Microsoft Comfort Curve.

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: clacktalk on Mon, 09 January 2017, 21:44:04
yes a board I finally have enough space to put my ketchup on!

there should be enough space to put a can of cola on the left n pizza on the right.

and good amount of place to grip when I want to bash in someone's skull

thats true, now when I go to Mackers and get chicken nuggets I have space for the soda, sweet and sour dip(no bbq scrubs), fries, ketchup, and my extra 5 piece

joke's on u the sides aren't even ribbed your chicken nuggets and pizzas are gonna slip right off dat ano
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Mon, 09 January 2017, 21:45:21
need speaker grill on the side and it would be perfect.
speaker grill with google assisntant integrated. Imagine that. You can talk to your keyboard. wew
jokrik and I been telling him that. Hmmm =/


"I'm sorry, I couldn't find any results for 'CLACKTACKCLACKCLACKTHOCKCLACKTHOCKSMACKCLICKCLACK'"
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kmba on Mon, 09 January 2017, 23:41:36
No support for all 1u bottom row right?

No support for all 1u bottom row right?

+1 for 16 x 1u key bottom row support

/s

ps: I get what you're sayin it was just a joke
Not possible.

Well, this is refreshing.

Any chance for a bottom row with 3x 1u caps instead of the 2x 1.5u to the right of space bar?  Otherwise loving the layout options.  That oversized case is just...   :eek:
Yes. It supports 3x 1u.  :thumb:

That's what I was asking in my OP.  not 16u :)  basically 5x 1u right of space (3 modifiers + arrows)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: nocturalowl on Mon, 09 January 2017, 23:43:47
PLS start the buy already and take my money!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Tue, 10 January 2017, 00:22:31
yes a board I finally have enough space to put my ketchup on!

there should be enough space to put a can of cola on the left n pizza on the right.

and good amount of place to grip when I want to bash in someone's skull

thats true, now when I go to Mackers and get chicken nuggets I have space for the soda, sweet and sour dip(no bbq scrubs), fries, ketchup, and my extra 5 piece

joke's on u the sides aren't even ribbed your chicken nuggets and pizzas are gonna slip right off dat ano

right into my mouth :p
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Jedi on Tue, 10 January 2017, 07:49:36
Holy FS, is there anything esle you wanna kills us with on this GB?  Lets see, space man's keyboard - Check, GMK keyset available at purchase - Check.  What's next BBV2?  :eek:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: merutz on Tue, 10 January 2017, 07:56:41
Holy FS, is there anything esle you wanna kills us with on this GB?  Lets see, space man's keyboard - Check, GMK keyset available at purchase - Check.  What's next BBV2?  :eek:

Also the first person to enter the GB wins a romantic date with @bocahgundul. Lady and tramp style, eating meatballs of the first EXENT prototype.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sachin3767 on Tue, 10 January 2017, 08:07:33
stoked to see this happening and can't wait.

Hoping for something vintage apple related for the GMK set. I love the AEK64s recently posted on r/mk

Q: where does the kb name Exent stem from?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Jedi on Tue, 10 January 2017, 08:42:09
Also the first person to enter the GB wins a romantic date with @bocahgundul. Lady and tramp style, eating meatballs of the first EXENT prototype.

(http://i.imgur.com/T0cBDNW.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 10 January 2017, 08:44:59
I've always wanted to try split spacebar because I never press it with my left thumb, and having an extra key in close range seems quite beneficial. It looks like the split spacebar gap will be really close to where I press and could cause issues.  Anyone have feedback that has tried a split spacebar?

I almost always hit it with my right thumb just to the left edge of the "N" key, but sometimes drift over to between the "B" and "N" key.

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: raymogi on Tue, 10 January 2017, 08:54:06
pls
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 10 January 2017, 09:35:10
Holy FS, is there anything esle you wanna kills us with on this GB?  Lets see, space man's keyboard - Check, GMK keyset available at purchase - Check.  What's next BBV2?  :eek:

Also the first person to enter the GB wins a romantic date with @bocahgundul. Lady and tramp style, eating meatballs of the first EXENT prototype.
I can arrange that. Do you want Bocah or Jokrik? Jokrik is more meaty for sure.

Wow. I don't know but I think this will be better than ramabae because I don't have that much money. 250 for pcb case and switches aaaand caps. That's so cheap there has to be a downside...  But i hope not ;-)

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Hmm the downside. Other that I'm making not much, I couldn't think of any other.
Cerally.

yes a board I finally have enough space to put my ketchup on!
Yeah bb. Also lube and tissue roll.

Now for the price question: M10-A with M65 or M67. What would you say?


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EXENT  :p

Will the bottom polycarbonate block be that smaller rectangle?  Matte translucent?  Is that text on the bottom going to be engraved in the plastic or will there be a plate covering the plastic where the text will be engraved?  Just trying to visualize what it will look like, since your sketches are not indicating what materials will be used where.  Thank you.
Polycarbonate is going to be matte translucent, not the nylon though. If budget allows, we will definitely go with polycarbonate.
Those logo will be engraved into the plastic. Like .3mm depth of engraving.



Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Tue, 10 January 2017, 09:39:37
I've always wanted to try split spacebar because I never press it with my left thumb, and having an extra key in close range seems quite beneficial. It looks like the split spacebar gap will be really close to where I press and could cause issues.  Anyone have feedback that has tried a split spacebar?

I almost always hit it with my right thumb just to the left edge of the "N" key, but sometimes drift over to between the "B" and "N" key.
I started using split spacebar around two weeks ago when I got my tx75. I use my left thumb so I have the longer space on the left. It did take me one or two days to adjust( I had to shift my thumb placement a little bit to the left) but after that I've come to really like it. It's let me have backspace be more accessible, and having a thumb accessible fn button is useful as well.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: merutz on Tue, 10 January 2017, 09:40:24

Also the first person to enter the GB wins a romantic date with @bocahgundul. Lady and tramp style, eating meatballs of the first EXENT prototype.
I can arrange that. Do you want Bocah or Jokrik? Jokrik is more meaty for sure.



I'd pick Jokrik if he's in charge of the menu and cooking  ;)

Please let the Vantablack option be matte black. I'd love it to color coordinate with my S340 Elite.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: trenzafeeds on Tue, 10 January 2017, 09:43:43
wow that's actually... pretty cheap  :eek:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Tue, 10 January 2017, 09:44:52
For those wondering: according to someone from Originative on reddit this is going to be a classic GB, no raffle.
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5mq9te/the_ramaworks_m67a_will_appear_in_a_gb_in/dc6kahd/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5mq9te/the_ramaworks_m67a_will_appear_in_a_gb_in/dc6kahd/)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 10 January 2017, 09:59:23
Polycarbonate is going to be matte translucent, not the nylon though. If budget allows, we will definitely go with polycarbonate.
Those logo will be engraved into the plastic. Like .3mm depth of engraving.

I'm assuming the premium kit does not include assembly but given this will be happening through Originative would it be safe to say assembly will be offered for those of us who'd want it?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: wongie on Tue, 10 January 2017, 10:03:08
I take it when the GB goes live there will be representative images of all the available colours?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ChitownM2 on Tue, 10 January 2017, 12:52:00
Interested. Can't wait to see the prototype
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Enz0man on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:07:35
Very very interested in this! Really looking forward to the prototype. It's making me rethink the M65...
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: need on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:10:43
Doesn't this just duplicate M65 ? I know the shape is different, but really...
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Enz0man on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:16:52
Doesn't this just duplicate M65 ? I know the shape is different, but really...

Well the entire case design is different. No brass weight, and steel feet with an optional higher angle one. Also i'm not sure about this, but it looks like the plate is integrated into the top part of the case. Don't quote me on that though. It is similar, but definitely not a duplicate.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:22:09
Doesn't this just duplicate M65 ? I know the shape is different, but really...
I mean, it's not like M65 was the first 65% board.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:22:21
So we just teased Honeywell's true colors in the Honeywell thread. We haven't teased the colors for the EXENT board yet...

(http://imgur.com/WM7HnZA.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:23:27
Doesn't this just duplicate M65 ? I know the shape is different, but really...

Well the entire case design is different. No brass weight, and steel feet with an optional higher angle one. Also i'm not sure about this, but it looks like the plate is integrated into the top part of the case. Don't quote me on that though. It is similar, but definitely not a duplicate.

was mentioned above that the plate is part of the top of the keyboard. It's quite different indeed!

So we just teased Honeywell's true colors in the Honeywell thread. We haven't teased the colors for the EXENT board yet...

Show Image
(http://imgur.com/WM7HnZA.jpg)


Tease me harder Sherry! You should totally tease everything at once :)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:28:23
Doesn't this just duplicate M65 ? I know the shape is different, but really...

Well the entire case design is different. No brass weight, and steel feet with an optional higher angle one. Also i'm not sure about this, but it looks like the plate is integrated into the top part of the case. Don't quote me on that though. It is similar, but definitely not a duplicate.

was mentioned above that the plate is part of the top of the keyboard. It's quite different indeed!

So we just teased Honeywell's true colors in the Honeywell thread. We haven't teased the colors for the EXENT board yet...

Show Image
(http://imgur.com/WM7HnZA.jpg)


Tease me harder Sherry! You should totally tease everything at once :)

for the past year, we have been working on a colorway called Carbon Black, inspired by Topre's Black on Black colorway.

Amos, Yuktsi, and I have been talking about it for awhile, and we decided, why not try to reverse the colors since it's double-shot?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: livingspeedbump on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:29:09
this is gonna be classy af
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:33:21
for the past year, we have been working on a colorway called Carbon Black, inspired by Topre's Black on Black colorway.

Amos, Yuktsi, and I have been talking about it for awhile, and we decided, why not try to reverse the colors since it's double-shot?

Oh man, this is very exciting! I was getting excited about the HC granite mods.. So i very much welcome black on black :)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:34:14
What are you estimating U.S. shipping will cost for 1 kit?  At least very roughly.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: livingspeedbump on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:36:23
so many huge names on one project. definitely one ill get in on!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:44:26
What are you estimating U.S. shipping will cost for 1 kit?  At least very roughly.

The estimated cost to East Coast is about $19 USPS and $21-22 for UPS. West Coast should be cheaper with an estimated cost of $15 USPS Priority and $19 UPS.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:46:49
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Tue, 10 January 2017, 16:52:14
What are you estimating U.S. shipping will cost for 1 kit?  At least very roughly.

The estimated cost to East Coast is about $19 USPS and $21-22 for UPS. West Coast should be cheaper with an estimated cost of $15 USPS Priority and $19 UPS.

Seems pretty good!

When can we see some full on renders? =D
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 10 January 2017, 17:02:19
The estimated cost to East Coast is about $19 USPS and $21-22 for UPS. West Coast should be cheaper with an estimated cost of $15 USPS Priority and $19 UPS.

Couple quick questions Sherry if at all possible; any chance you'll be offering assembly for the premium kits? If so, how much do you estimate European shipping may cost you? Your shipping prices for sets on Originative tend to be very reasonable so here's hoping it isn't like half of the cost of the actual keyboard (as I've seen happen with a couple other boards recently).

Thank you!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 10 January 2017, 17:08:27
The estimated cost to East Coast is about $19 USPS and $21-22 for UPS. West Coast should be cheaper with an estimated cost of $15 USPS Priority and $19 UPS.

Couple quick questions Sherry if at all possible; any chance you'll be offering assembly for the premium kits? If so, how much do you estimate European shipping may cost you? Your shipping prices for sets on Originative tend to be very reasonable so here's hoping it isn't like half of the cost of the actual keyboard (as I've seen happen with a couple other boards recently).

Thank you!

We will offer Factory Assemble. We can show samples of how it works. We don't have an estimated cost yet. We're going to work with logistics in China/Taiwan/UK to distribute to Europe. The weight of the board should only be around 4 lbs with the added materials, so the shipping costs should be reasonable. We'll get more detailed information more throughout this week.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 10 January 2017, 17:14:13
We will offer Factory Assemble. We can show samples of how it works. We don't have an estimated cost yet. We're going to work with logistics in China/Taiwan/UK to distribute to Europe. The weight of the board should only be around 4 lbs with the added materials, so the shipping costs should be reasonable. We'll get more detailed information more throughout this week.

I really appreciate you clearing that up - regarding assembly, fantastic, saves me so much of a headache. Logistics being worked on with someone in the UK would be superb, Portuguese customs are relentless in every way, if that comes to be then this is going to be the absolute most stress-free keyboard (that isn't mass produced by a big company) purchase I've ever made which will be so, so very welcome.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Rafa_n on Tue, 10 January 2017, 17:17:45
We will offer Factory Assemble. We can show samples of how it works. We don't have an estimated cost yet. We're going to work with logistics in China/Taiwan/UK to distribute to Europe. The weight of the board should only be around 4 lbs with the added materials, so the shipping costs should be reasonable. We'll get more detailed information more throughout this week.

I really appreciate you clearing that up - regarding assembly, fantastic, saves me so much of a headache. Logistics being worked on with someone in the UK would be superb, Portuguese customs are relentless in every way, if that comes to be then this is going to be the absolute most stress-free keyboard (that isn't mass produced by a big company) purchase I've ever made which will be so, so very welcome.

Am Portuguese, can confirm, **** customs.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Biggestmac on Tue, 10 January 2017, 18:34:53
Can't wait to jump on this board!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Tue, 10 January 2017, 18:38:21
No! Don't jump on it!

This keyboard is for fingers, not toes!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 10 January 2017, 18:57:02
I've always wanted to try split spacebar because I never press it with my left thumb, and having an extra key in close range seems quite beneficial. It looks like the split spacebar gap will be really close to where I press and could cause issues.  Anyone have feedback that has tried a split spacebar?

I almost always hit it with my right thumb just to the left edge of the "N" key, but sometimes drift over to between the "B" and "N" key.
I started using split spacebar around two weeks ago when I got my tx75. I use my left thumb so I have the longer space on the left. It did take me one or two days to adjust( I had to shift my thumb placement a little bit to the left) but after that I've come to really like it. It's let me have backspace be more accessible, and having a thumb accessible fn button is useful as well.
Bro, if you are using your left thumb, you should keep the shorter shift to the left (2.25u 1.25u 2.75u). So that your thumb will land on the 1.25u. It's so nice to press on the key with no stabilisers. Especially for people like me, who isn't very good at tuning stabilisers. Well, that just my personal experience.  :cool:

Very very interested in this! Really looking forward to the prototype. It's making me rethink the M65...

Doesn't this just duplicate M65 ? I know the shape is different, but really...

Well the entire case design is different. No brass weight, and steel feet with an optional higher angle one. Also i'm not sure about this, but it looks like the plate is integrated into the top part of the case. Don't quote me on that though. It is similar, but definitely not a duplicate.

Doesn't this just duplicate M65 ? I know the shape is different, but really...
Project m67 was initiated back in June 2017. I engaged RAMA in July to design 65% board for me. m65 comes only later. You could tell by the instagram post of RAMA, I believe m67 was first posted way earlier.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: jal on Tue, 10 January 2017, 19:57:23
Amos, Yuktsi, and I have been talking about it for awhile, and we decided, why not try to reverse the colors since it's double-shot?

This is actually pretty much the set I've been looking for since, well, since I got into keyboards. One of my first posts[1] here, in fact, was looking for roughly these. (Not side-printed, of course, but the colors are basically exactly what I was after.)

[1] https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=82518.msg2185708#msg2185708 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=82518.msg2185708#msg2185708)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Tue, 10 January 2017, 20:01:18
So we just teased Honeywell's true colors in the Honeywell thread. We haven't teased the colors for the EXENT board yet...

Show Image
(http://imgur.com/WM7HnZA.jpg)


you hype machine!!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Tue, 10 January 2017, 21:12:07
This is literally everything I've been looking for in a keyboard.
(and i think i need to go change my underwear)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 10 January 2017, 21:50:43
This is literally everything I've been looking for in a keyboard.
(and i think i need to go change my underwear)
me too  :p
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: afrokobe on Tue, 10 January 2017, 22:26:25
Will you be selling those screw in stabs later on your site?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Dymloslouire on Tue, 10 January 2017, 22:53:04
So we just teased Honeywell's true colors in the Honeywell thread. We haven't teased the colors for the EXENT board yet...

Show Image
(http://imgur.com/WM7HnZA.jpg)


veeeery interesting. will go off selling few of my collection in order to make this through!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: merutz on Wed, 11 January 2017, 01:01:48
BLACK ON BLACK HHKB STYLE?  :eek: Ivan must be hiccuping like a motherf****r

This... is everything I've dreamed of.

Question: I really wanna do the assembly myself but I'm a virgin when it comes to this thing. Will you include a tutorial or some kind of visual aid(lego instructions style)?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sherryton on Wed, 11 January 2017, 01:04:50
BLACK ON BLACK HHKB STYLE?  :eek: Ivan must be hiccuping like a motherf****r

This... is everything I've dreamed of.

Question: I really wanna do the assembly myself but I'm a virgin when it comes to this thing. Will you include a tutorial or some kind of visual aid(lego instructions style)?

More like reverse Black on Black!

Are you in the Los Angeles area? I would definitely love to invite you to my place to pop your soldering cherry.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: merutz on Wed, 11 January 2017, 01:23:23
More like reverse Black on Black!

Are you in the Los Angeles area? I would definitely love to invite you to my place to pop your soldering cherry.

[attachimg=1]

Way over the ocean, in Romania, unfortunately. I've seen keyboard builds on youtube before, but a confirmed guide would make my hesitations go away.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: rabbitfire on Wed, 11 January 2017, 02:52:17
Nice design!  :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: merutz on Wed, 11 January 2017, 04:59:56
I've taken the liberty to post all available renders since most people don't have IG. Keep in mind some of these portray different revisions and most likely the final product will look different.

My only concern is regarding the thickness since it wasn't mentioned in the initial technical specs and one of these renders, due to the rounded edge, shows it to be quite svelte.

[attach=1][attach=2]
[attach=3][attach=4]

I think this last one is actually of the original M67 comissioned by aaaaaaaaamos.

[attach=5]
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: muten-roshi on Wed, 11 January 2017, 05:08:45
I've taken the liberty to post all available renders since most people don't have IG. Keep in mind some of these portray different revisions and most likely the final product will look different.

My only concern is regarding the thickness since it wasn't mentioned in the initial technical specs and one of these renders, due to the rounded edge, shows it to be quite svelte.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

I think this last one is actually of the original M67 comissioned by aaaaaaaaamos.

(Attachment Link)

Wow nice.
Yeah picture 1 and 2 look very different regarding the thickness. I hope we hear "real" news soon :-)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: losskutleboys on Wed, 11 January 2017, 05:14:05
Do you have any idea for estimated shipping cost to south east asia ? Rough number will do.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Wed, 11 January 2017, 05:57:42
Do you have any idea for estimated shipping cost to south east asia ? Rough number will do.

The estimated cost to East Coast is about $19 USPS and $21-22 for UPS. West Coast should be cheaper with an estimated cost of $15 USPS Priority and $19 UPS.

Couple quick questions Sherry if at all possible; any chance you'll be offering assembly for the premium kits? If so, how much do you estimate European shipping may cost you? Your shipping prices for sets on Originative tend to be very reasonable so here's hoping it isn't like half of the cost of the actual keyboard (as I've seen happen with a couple other boards recently).

Thank you!

We will offer Factory Assemble. We can show samples of how it works. We don't have an estimated cost yet. We're going to work with logistics in China/Taiwan/UK to distribute to Europe. The weight of the board should only be around 4 lbs with the added materials, so the shipping costs should be reasonable. We'll get more detailed information more throughout this week.

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 11 January 2017, 06:47:42
I've taken the liberty to post all available renders since most people don't have IG. Keep in mind some of these portray different revisions and most likely the final product will look different.

My only concern is regarding the thickness since it wasn't mentioned in the initial technical specs and one of these renders, due to the rounded edge, shows it to be quite svelte.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

I think this last one is actually of the original M67 comissioned by aaaaaaaaamos.

(Attachment Link)
which thickness are you referring to?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Unforgivable on Wed, 11 January 2017, 07:45:02
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.

Screw in stabilizers, please!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Wed, 11 January 2017, 08:37:02
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.

Screw in stabilizers, please!

I've never build a keyboard: what are the advantages of screw-in stabilizers? Are they just more, uh, stable? Do they cut down on noise?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kmba on Wed, 11 January 2017, 08:48:38
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.

Screw in stabilizers, please!

I've never build a keyboard: what are the advantages of screw-in stabilizers? Are they just more, uh, stable? Do they cut down on noise?

More stable as the stab can't wiggle at all in the PCB.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 11 January 2017, 09:52:39

Bro, if you are using your left thumb, you should keep the shorter shift to the left (2.25u 1.25u 2.75u). So that your thumb will land on the 1.25u. It's so nice to press on the key with no stabilisers. Especially for people like me, who isn't very good at tuning stabilisers. Well, that just my personal experience.  :cool:

I'll think about this for the Exent, I like how I have it set up now but maybe this is better.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kmba on Wed, 11 January 2017, 10:49:11
Will you be offering the PCB separately for a standalone purchase?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sherryton on Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:42:19
Will you be offering the PCB separately for a standalone purchase?

Yeah, extras will be available.
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.

Screw in stabilizers, please!

I've never build a keyboard: what are the advantages of screw-in stabilizers? Are they just more, uh, stable? Do they cut down on noise?

I'm on the same boat. I can imagine it being slightly more firm, but I do not have the real answer.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: need on Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:48:15
Will you be offering the PCB separately for a standalone purchase?

Yeah, extras will be available.
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.

Screw in stabilizers, please!

I've never build a keyboard: what are the advantages of screw-in stabilizers? Are they just more, uh, stable? Do they cut down on noise?

I'm on the same boat. I can imagine it being slightly more firm, but I do not have the real answer.
How come no one out there is offering them ?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: xondat on Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:59:10
Will you be offering the PCB separately for a standalone purchase?

Yeah, extras will be available.
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.

Screw in stabilizers, please!

I've never build a keyboard: what are the advantages of screw-in stabilizers? Are they just more, uh, stable? Do they cut down on noise?

I'm on the same boat. I can imagine it being slightly more firm, but I do not have the real answer.
How come no one out there is offering them ?
MOQ on 1 unit is 100, so that means 100 6.25u stab sets; no one wants to take the initial investment (I will be soon though, so more may be on the market).
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Wed, 11 January 2017, 15:48:36
Any chance at getting some more full on renders (vs the pics on first page)? I wanna see this thing in all its glory.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Wed, 11 January 2017, 18:10:09
Will you be offering the PCB separately for a standalone purchase?

Yeah, extras will be available.
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.

Screw in stabilizers, please!

I've never build a keyboard: what are the advantages of screw-in stabilizers? Are they just more, uh, stable? Do they cut down on noise?

I'm on the same boat. I can imagine it being slightly more firm, but I do not have the real answer.
How come no one out there is offering them ?

there's an IC and soon the groupbuy here - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86104.0
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: need on Wed, 11 January 2017, 19:04:27
Will you be offering the PCB separately for a standalone purchase?

Yeah, extras will be available.
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.

Screw in stabilizers, please!

I've never build a keyboard: what are the advantages of screw-in stabilizers? Are they just more, uh, stable? Do they cut down on noise?

I'm on the same boat. I can imagine it being slightly more firm, but I do not have the real answer.
How come no one out there is offering them ?

there's an IC and soon the groupbuy here - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86104.0
Thanks dude, this makes me so happy... Gonna get a ton of them!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 12 January 2017, 08:51:39
mfw waiting for updates

(http://i.imgur.com/wrqx2gX.png?1)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Thu, 12 January 2017, 08:53:10
(http://i.imgur.com/jzc9UkS.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: fatbuffalo on Thu, 12 January 2017, 08:55:22
why do this and m65 look a like?
isn't this just a copy of m65? or vice versa.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 12 January 2017, 09:03:39
why do this and m65 look a like?
isn't this just a copy of m65? or vice versa.

Case is designed by the same person.

PS: That said I don't think they look alike at all except for the size (could be said for any 65-68 board), rounded edges and case material.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: fatbuffalo on Thu, 12 January 2017, 09:54:37
why do this and m65 look a like?
isn't this just a copy of m65? or vice versa.

Case is designed by the same person.

PS: That said I don't think they look alike at all except for the size (could be said for any 65-68 board), rounded edges and case material.
You are right. I know little about custom keyboards.
Exent is great board, the price is something that something i could justify/afford, i will join for sure.
Kudos to all the people involved.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Thu, 12 January 2017, 11:22:53
Skipped on the M65-A for this. There are plenty of customs with a portable form factor. This one sticks out because of the bezels, which make it seem like a more serious and permanent desk piece. Excited for the possibility of the new Originative switches being available with it. Hoping all the hype isn't a bad sign of major disappointment to come.

Have there been any clues as to what keycap set will be included in the premium bundle?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Thu, 12 January 2017, 11:25:36
So we just teased Honeywell's true colors in the Honeywell thread. We haven't teased the colors for the EXENT board yet...

Show Image
(http://imgur.com/WM7HnZA.jpg)


Skipped on the M65-A for this. There are plenty of customs with a portable form factor. This one sticks out because of the bezels, which make it seem like a more serious and permanent desk piece. Excited for the possibility of the new Originative switches being available with it. Hoping all the hype isn't a bad sign of major disappointment to come.

Have there been any clues as to what keycap set will be included in the premium bundle?

See quote above. Reverse Black on Black Sherry teased. Pg. 3
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Thu, 12 January 2017, 11:26:09
Excited for the possibility of the new Originative switches being available with it. Hoping all the hype isn't a bad sign of major disappointment to come.

Have there been any clues as to what keycap set will be included in the premium bundle?
Just think of them being similar but distinct from zealios and you won't be disappointing.

The keycap set is going to be black on black, with the lighter black being used for the legends.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dubious on Thu, 12 January 2017, 11:51:55
omfwgahd.... Wasn't expecting this one so soon, after the M65!

Beautiful board, don't think I can pass this one up. A complete kit for that price!?  :eek:

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: zacheadams on Thu, 12 January 2017, 12:36:44
Any indication of an imminent GroupBuy?  I know Originative dropped SA Penumbra & SA Hyperfuse today so I doubt it's today I guess...
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Thu, 12 January 2017, 12:49:58
Any chance at getting some more full on renders (vs the pics on first page)? I wanna see this thing in all its glory.
I will try to get some tomorrow when RAMA is awake.

Any indication of an imminent GroupBuy?  I know Originative dropped SA Penumbra & SA Hyperfuse today so I doubt it's today I guess...
Next week #pinkyswear

Will you be offering the PCB separately for a standalone purchase?

Yeah, extras will be available.
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.

Screw in stabilizers, please!

I've never build a keyboard: what are the advantages of screw-in stabilizers? Are they just more, uh, stable? Do they cut down on noise?

I'm on the same boat. I can imagine it being slightly more firm, but I do not have the real answer.
How come no one out there is offering them ?
MOQ on 1 unit is 100, so that means 100 6.25u stab sets; no one wants to take the initial investment (I will be soon though, so more may be on the market).
(http://i.imgur.com/hHTUKdp.jpg)

mfw waiting for updates

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wrqx2gX.png?1)

Tomorrow is Friday, didn't I say the prototype will be ready this week?  :cool:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Thu, 12 January 2017, 12:52:11
Any chance at getting some more full on renders (vs the pics on first page)? I wanna see this thing in all its glory.
I will try to get some tomorrow when RAMA is awake.

Any indication of an imminent GroupBuy?  I know Originative dropped SA Penumbra & SA Hyperfuse today so I doubt it's today I guess...
Next week #pinkyswear

Will you be offering the PCB separately for a standalone purchase?

Yeah, extras will be available.
As for the stabilizers, we have 2 options...

Genuine Cherry Stabilizers and Genuine Cherry Stabilizers with screw-ins. The kit comes with only 4 pairs total.

Screw in stabilizers, please!

I've never build a keyboard: what are the advantages of screw-in stabilizers? Are they just more, uh, stable? Do they cut down on noise?

I'm on the same boat. I can imagine it being slightly more firm, but I do not have the real answer.
How come no one out there is offering them ?
MOQ on 1 unit is 100, so that means 100 6.25u stab sets; no one wants to take the initial investment (I will be soon though, so more may be on the market).
Show Image
(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/a2/a2e2c23b6669a334364c83e892bdc9649deeec1aa530b29ce4b6f73f37539d0d.jpg)

mfw waiting for updates

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wrqx2gX.png?1)

Tomorrow is Friday, didn't I say the prototype will be ready this week?  :cool:

I like Friday. I also like next week. I also also like when RAMA is awake. HYPEHYPEHYPE.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Thu, 12 January 2017, 12:55:47
I like Friday. I also like next week. I also also like when RAMA is awake. HYPEHYPEHYPE.
<3

I can't sleep =(
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 12 January 2017, 13:06:11
Tomorrow is Friday, didn't I say the prototype will be ready this week?  :cool:

(https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/jtv_user_pictures/feelsamazingman-profile_image-4f58813faad77764-300x300.png)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Thu, 12 January 2017, 13:07:22
Tomorrow is Friday, didn't I say the prototype will be ready this week?  :cool:

Show Image
(https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/jtv_user_pictures/feelsamazingman-profile_image-4f58813faad77764-300x300.png)


Your avatar... Get's me everytime. You should be NSFW  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: fatbuffalo on Thu, 12 January 2017, 13:10:30
Tomorrow is Friday, didn't I say the prototype will be ready this week?  :cool:

Show Image
(https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/jtv_user_pictures/feelsamazingman-profile_image-4f58813faad77764-300x300.png)

Is your avatar Caity Lotz?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 12 January 2017, 13:22:32
Your avatar... Get's me everytime. You should be NSFW  :rolleyes:

LOL, gets me every time too don't worry.

Is your avatar Caity Lotz?

It is yea
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Thu, 12 January 2017, 13:42:05
Hype! Black on black keys would make this thing perfect. Can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: KetchyKech on Thu, 12 January 2017, 13:55:53
I want the camo that was teased on iG  :'(
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: shinz0 on Thu, 12 January 2017, 13:58:26
(https://media.giphy.com/media/88EvfARM1YaCQ/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: switchnollie on Thu, 12 January 2017, 16:06:11
Very exciting :)

$250 for board + keyset sounds great.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 12 January 2017, 18:02:27
Excited for the possibility of the new Originative switches being available with it. Hoping all the hype isn't a bad sign of major disappointment to come.

Have there been any clues as to what keycap set will be included in the premium bundle?
Just think of them being similar but distinct from zealios and you won't be disappointing.

The keycap set is going to be black on black, with the lighter black being used for the legends.

Whoa wait, I think I missed something. Is there going to be a brand new Originative switch announced with this GB, or are we talking about the MOD switches?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sherryton on Thu, 12 January 2017, 18:08:04
Excited for the possibility of the new Originative switches being available with it. Hoping all the hype isn't a bad sign of major disappointment to come.

Have there been any clues as to what keycap set will be included in the premium bundle?
Just think of them being similar but distinct from zealios and you won't be disappointing.

The keycap set is going to be black on black, with the lighter black being used for the legends.

Whoa wait, I think I missed something. Is there going to be a brand new Originative switch announced with this GB, or are we talking about the MOD switches?

Why not both?

"Insert Why Not Both? Meme"
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Thu, 12 January 2017, 18:24:29

Whoa wait, I think I missed something. Is there going to be a brand new Originative switch announced with this GB, or are we talking about the MOD switches?

Why not both?

"Insert Why Not Both? Meme"

 :eek:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Fri, 13 January 2017, 00:02:10
hypehypehypehype. Can't wait to see.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: muten-roshi on Fri, 13 January 2017, 01:44:30
Lol this is the moment i realized that GBs are worse than kickstarters  :p
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: lanyusea on Fri, 13 January 2017, 05:43:23
amazing!

wondering if there will be 60% version later?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Fri, 13 January 2017, 05:58:41
amazing!

wondering if there will be 60% version later?
I really doubt so. I don't mind a hhkb layout 60% though
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: lanyusea on Fri, 13 January 2017, 06:24:48
amazing!

wondering if there will be 60% version later?
I really doubt so. I don't mind a hhkb layout 60% though

60% is my true love, 65% is somehow like I marry her cousin  :p
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: testplsignore on Fri, 13 January 2017, 08:03:04
Hoping the invoices for this are in Feb sometime, given all the GBs that seem to have fallen in Jan...

(not the mention the M65 which is up for payment as we speak...)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Valaris on Fri, 13 January 2017, 09:33:19
I'm tempted to join in solely for the included GMK set.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Fri, 13 January 2017, 10:22:03
Hoping the invoices for this are in Feb sometime, given all the GBs that seem to have fallen in Jan...

(not the mention the M65 which is up for payment as we speak...)

I think it'll be in a week or two, they said GB opens next week. Good thing it's pay week!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Fri, 13 January 2017, 13:41:51
It's Friday...

(https://i.imgur.com/0fBeDmR.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 13 January 2017, 14:15:47
It's Friday...

(http://i.imgur.com/1lmu0P6.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Fri, 13 January 2017, 14:36:40
(http://i.imgur.com/UKyi20I.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:02:16
It's Friday...

(https://images.encyclopediadramatica.se/thumb/0/02/F5.gif/180px-F5.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:03:23
Today is actually Friday the 13th.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:10:06
Today is actually Friday the 13th.

Gonna slap JTK Toxic on the Exent to have it match my Rob Zombie Vans high tops, how's that for Friday the 13th.

(http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/proshooter/cabinet/item/others/2010/vans-rob-sk8-bk-02.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:11:31
Today is actually Friday the 13th.

Gonna slap JTK Toxic on the Exent to have it match my Rob Zombie Vans high tops, how's that for Friday the 13th.

Show Image
(http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/proshooter/cabinet/item/others/2010/vans-rob-sk8-bk-02.jpg)



Oh I heard there's only on vendor with the JTK Toxic...
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:13:00
Oh I heard there's only on vendor with the JTK Toxic...

Haha, I am well aware of that indeed, can't wait for February to come around. That's still the date you're shooting for right?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:14:06
Today is actually Friday the 13th.

Friday please-tease? =D
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: merlin64 on Fri, 13 January 2017, 17:59:15
Wow....totally in for this. This looks so nice. My poor wallet.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: clappingcactus on Sat, 14 January 2017, 01:07:43
Any indication of an imminent GroupBuy?  I know Originative dropped SA Penumbra & SA Hyperfuse today so I doubt it's today I guess...
Next week #pinkyswear

Woah, that's super soon!

Is the GMK black on black only going to be available through this group buy or can it be purchased separately?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Sat, 14 January 2017, 02:01:52
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: lanyusea on Sat, 14 January 2017, 02:51:41
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


so you can choose the back side to be aluminium or acrylic for LED like M65?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: merutz on Sat, 14 January 2017, 03:40:59
Yep! It's thicker than the renders on RAMA's IG.

[attach=1]

But nonetheless sexy as hell! Can't wait to see the prototypes. In the future please provide some photos of it fitted with keycaps.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Dymloslouire on Sat, 14 January 2017, 03:42:33
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)



suuuper sweeet! i'm waiting for the pictures of the real thing!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: wilsones15 on Sat, 14 January 2017, 03:58:57
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)



suuuper sweeet! i'm waiting for the pictures of the real thing!

yeah waiting for this haha
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Sat, 14 January 2017, 06:40:03
Need. More. Pictures. Omg.  :eek:

So, the colors for both the surface plate and the base can be mixed and matched?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 14 January 2017, 08:48:49
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


(http://img.memecdn.com/Rihanna-Boner-Alert_o_121404.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Sat, 14 January 2017, 11:48:22
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


Holy crap! I can't believe this is real! I'm afraid I'm gonna wake up from a dream or something.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Sat, 14 January 2017, 11:49:24
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/nqxz95n.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Sat, 14 January 2017, 17:13:15
Kinda related, but in case you don't follow Rama on Instagram, he has another drop of the aluminum X O artisans on his shop. Should pair well with this board. https://instagram.com/p/BPPU9InjZPu/
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Otesanek on Sat, 14 January 2017, 20:02:32
I need dis, OAT NEED.

Awesome design everyone! :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 14 January 2017, 23:54:04
Show Image
(http://img.memecdn.com/Rihanna-Boner-Alert_o_121404.gif)


Same.

Quick question, is the plate integrated in to the top of the case or is it a separate piece?  I can't really tell from the renders.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: losskutleboys on Sun, 15 January 2017, 01:01:04
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


NICE! Is that 8 degree feet or 12 degree one ?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: hnrk on Sun, 15 January 2017, 05:58:28
Any chance of compatibility with Holtites on the PCB?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: fatbuffalo on Sun, 15 January 2017, 07:34:05
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


so you can choose the back side to be aluminium or acrylic for LED like M65?
I am sure you can. They are just copying everything jchan did for the m65. Am I wrong?

- jchan asked rama to design a board, they then asked rama to design a board.
- jchan offered aluminum base, they then offer aluminum base
- more...

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Rafa_n on Sun, 15 January 2017, 07:53:45
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


so you can choose the back side to be aluminium or acrylic for LED like M65?
I am sure you can. They are just copying everything jchan did for the m65. Am I wrong?

- jchan asked rama to design a board, they then asked rama to design a board.
- jchan offered aluminum base, they then offer aluminum base
- more...
are you autistic or something?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: msilvv on Sun, 15 January 2017, 07:54:18
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


so you can choose the back side to be aluminium or acrylic for LED like M65?
I am sure you can. They are just copying everything jchan did for the m65. Am I wrong?

- jchan asked rama to design a board, they then asked rama to design a board.
- jchan offered aluminum base, they then offer aluminum base
- more...
Rama designed this board as a commission for a private groupbuy at least a few months before he designed the M65-A for Jchan. Either way, what's the problem with more 65% boards out there?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Sun, 15 January 2017, 08:15:34
best 65% of 2017!!!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: pon10 on Sun, 15 January 2017, 08:32:09
Was looking at this before the 2017 release madness begun, Rama`s work is just awesome. both the M65-A an EXENT are beautiful, I went with JC`s board. Could not resist even do i have no experience with the winkeyless firmware..

is the caps gonna be with legends? I am a euro :)
I haven't tried the winkeyless firmware yet, tried to look for a guide thread here on GH, anyone stumbled over a good one?

My only concern with these boards is i don't wanna enter the matrix just to remap keys and don't wanna sit forever figuring out how
to have my "Æ Ø Å" assigned an not only as macros.. so wanna minimize to one board in case i sync deep in not being able to program it properly..

Any euros here that have setup the winkeyless firmware? 

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: losskutleboys on Sun, 15 January 2017, 08:39:02
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


so you can choose the back side to be aluminium or acrylic for LED like M65?
I am sure you can. They are just copying everything jchan did for the m65. Am I wrong?

- jchan asked rama to design a board, they then asked rama to design a board.
- jchan offered aluminum base, they then offer aluminum base
- more...

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86815.msg2337155#msg2337155
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: fatbuffalo on Sun, 15 January 2017, 09:05:54
Was looking at this before the 2017 release madness begun, Rama`s work is just awesome. both the M65-A an EXENT are beautiful, I went with JC`s board. Could not resist even do i have no experience with the winkeyless firmware..

is the caps gonna be with legends? I am a euro :)
I haven't tried the winkeyless firmware yet, tried to look for a guide thread here on GH, anyone stumbled over a good one?

My only concern with these boards is i don't wanna enter the matrix just to remap keys and don't wanna sit forever figuring out how
to have my "Æ Ø Å" assigned an not only as macros..

Any euros here that have setup the winkeyless firmware?
you would have me to teach you if you are going for the exent. too bad,
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: pon10 on Sun, 15 January 2017, 09:31:25
Was looking at this before the 2017 release madness begun, Rama`s work is just awesome. both the M65-A an EXENT are beautiful, I went with JC`s board. Could not resist even do i have no experience with the winkeyless firmware..

is the caps gonna be with legends? I am a euro :)
I haven't tried the winkeyless firmware yet, tried to look for a guide thread here on GH, anyone stumbled over a good one?

My only concern with these boards is i don't wanna enter the matrix just to remap keys and don't wanna sit forever figuring out how
to have my "Æ Ø Å" assigned an not only as macros..

Any euros here that have setup the winkeyless firmware?
you would have me to teach you if you are going for the exent. too bad,

Well awesome! :) i just got back to HK lol so workshop in TST? ;) both of the boards are on the winkeyless firmware, lets see how i hold up on resisting :D i want the black...
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Sun, 15 January 2017, 15:21:23
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


so you can choose the back side to be aluminium or acrylic for LED like M65?
I am sure you can. They are just copying everything jchan did for the m65. Am I wrong?

- jchan asked rama to design a board, they then asked rama to design a board.
- jchan offered aluminum base, they then offer aluminum base
- more...

What are you trying to accomplish here? If you're angry that rama designed two board made of the same materials, maybe you should email him to complain instead of complaining about it here lol.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Sun, 15 January 2017, 15:31:33
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


so you can choose the back side to be aluminium or acrylic for LED like M65?
I am sure you can. They are just copying everything jchan did for the m65. Am I wrong?

- jchan asked rama to design a board, they then asked rama to design a board.
- jchan offered aluminum base, they then offer aluminum base
- more...

What are you trying to accomplish here? If you're angry that rama designed two board made of the same materials, maybe you should email him to complain instead of complaining about it here lol.

Pretty sure he's just showing the similarities to backup the assumption that an aluminum bottom will be an option for this drop, since it hasn't been explicitly stated one way or another by an official source.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Sun, 15 January 2017, 15:42:09
We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


so you can choose the back side to be aluminium or acrylic for LED like M65?
I am sure you can. They are just copying everything jchan did for the m65. Am I wrong?

- jchan asked rama to design a board, they then asked rama to design a board.
- jchan offered aluminum base, they then offer aluminum base
- more...

What are you trying to accomplish here? If you're angry that rama designed two board made of the same materials, maybe you should email him to complain instead of complaining about it here lol.

Pretty sure he's just showing the similarities to backup the assumption that an aluminum bottom will be an option for this drop, since it hasn't been explicitly stated one way or another by an official source.

We know you like options.
So we have communicated with the factory and you can now choose from 2 color options for the aluminium base,
black and silver.

Here are some renders of the aluminium base in the new color options.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)


Two colours available I think
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Otesanek on Sun, 15 January 2017, 21:17:47
When?! I'm getting excited.  :blank:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: muten-roshi on Mon, 16 January 2017, 08:42:25
Can someone hype some more? It is next week, are there any news??  ;D
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 16 January 2017, 09:51:40
We managed to pick the this baby up from the factory at 9pm just now. To my surprise, this board is a lot more macho then the 456gt on my table. I am as excited as many of you, unfortunately I will need to send it back before 730am for the last process. I promise I will take more photos on tomorrow night or Wednesday morning. With the top anodised and the feet polished. Oh yeah, the polycarbonate bottom is dope.

(http://i.imgur.com/PA7ux3J.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 16 January 2017, 09:56:16
We managed to pick the this baby up from the factory at 9pm just now. To my surprise, this board is a lot more macho then the 456gt on my table. I am as excited as many of you, unfortunately I will need to send it back before 730am for the last process. I promise I will take more photos on tomorrow night or Wednesday morning. With the top anodised and the feet polished. Oh yeah, the polycarbonate bottom is dope.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PA7ux3J.jpg)


Holy ****.

I need to change my pants brb.

Looks like a brass plate, will that be an option for us?! Please say yes =D =D =D
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Mon, 16 January 2017, 09:58:42
We managed to pick the this baby up from the factory at 9pm just now. To my surprise, this board is a lot more macho then the 456gt on my table. I am as excited as many of you, unfortunately I will need to send it back before 730am for the last process. I promise I will take more photos on tomorrow night or Wednesday morning. With the top anodised and the feet polished. Oh yeah, the polycarbonate bottom is dope.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PA7ux3J.jpg)


Holy ****.

I need to change my pants brb.

Looks like a brass plate, will that be an option for us?! Please say yes =D =D =D

hmmm it looks like a polycarbonate plate to me instead
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: wongie on Mon, 16 January 2017, 09:59:29
Is that a polished brass plate?

Hot damn this is turning out to possibly be my most anticipated board.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 16 January 2017, 10:04:02
We managed to pick the this baby up from the factory at 9pm just now. To my surprise, this board is a lot more macho then the 456gt on my table. I am as excited as many of you, unfortunately I will need to send it back before 730am for the last process. I promise I will take more photos on tomorrow night or Wednesday morning. With the top anodised and the feet polished. Oh yeah, the polycarbonate bottom is dope.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PA7ux3J.jpg)


Holy ****.

I need to change my pants brb.

Looks like a brass plate, will that be an option for us?! Please say yes =D =D =D

hmmm it looks like a polycarbonate plate to me instead

Hmm, definitely looks like polished brass to me. Polycarbonate plate wouldn't make sense to me - why run that vs any metal, like Al?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Mon, 16 January 2017, 10:05:40
The angle is messing with my eyes, for some reason it looks like the left bezel is larger than the right bezel haha. Glad we finally get to see the prototype!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: muten-roshi on Mon, 16 January 2017, 10:13:23
We managed to pick the this baby up from the factory at 9pm just now. To my surprise, this board is a lot more macho then the 456gt on my table. I am as excited as many of you, unfortunately I will need to send it back before 730am for the last process. I promise I will take more photos on tomorrow night or Wednesday morning. With the top anodised and the feet polished. Oh yeah, the polycarbonate bottom is dope.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PA7ux3J.jpg)


Thank you for taking a picture in your car :)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 16 January 2017, 10:23:38
We managed to pick the this baby up from the factory at 9pm just now. To my surprise, this board is a lot more macho then the 456gt on my table. I am as excited as many of you, unfortunately I will need to send it back before 730am for the last process. I promise I will take more photos on tomorrow night or Wednesday morning. With the top anodised and the feet polished. Oh yeah, the polycarbonate bottom is dope.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PA7ux3J.jpg)


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/eb/c8/58/ebc85884ed429dc030e9fe7da22dbd52.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Mon, 16 January 2017, 10:24:48
Is it tomorrow night or Wednesday morning yet?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Mon, 16 January 2017, 11:06:53
We managed to pick the this baby up from the factory at 9pm just now. To my surprise, this board is a lot more macho then the 456gt on my table. I am as excited as many of you, unfortunately I will need to send it back before 730am for the last process. I promise I will take more photos on tomorrow night or Wednesday morning. With the top anodised and the feet polished. Oh yeah, the polycarbonate bottom is dope.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PA7ux3J.jpg)


That thing looks BUFF. I'm curious how the plate fits between the top and bottom pieces. It doesn't appear to be integrated in the top piece.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: CMYK on Mon, 16 January 2017, 11:28:57
I have never wanted to type on a lunch tray this much before.  I've been in this hobby for so little time, and my wallet is going to be empty in 2017.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Mon, 16 January 2017, 12:19:45
I have never wanted to type on a lunch tray this much before.  I've been in this hobby for so little time, and my wallet is going to be empty in 2017.

It definitely resembles an old hospital lunch tray in the most glorious way! I was thinking about wearing it around my neck with a big gold chain.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Juice_box on Mon, 16 January 2017, 12:28:13
This is an amazing board. It's the first non ortholinear that I find interesting. Nice work. I can't wait to buy it.

I was hoping the GB would have gone live on Monday morning. Is it going live on Wednesday now?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Mon, 16 January 2017, 12:56:42
This is an amazing board. It's the first non ortholinear that I find interesting. Nice work. I can't wait to buy it.

I was hoping the GB would have gone live on Monday morning. Is it going live on Wednesday now?

I don't think there is a set date yet.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Mon, 16 January 2017, 12:59:37
...I was hoping the GB would have gone live on Monday morning. Is it going live on Wednesday now?

Sounds like Wednesday at earliest, yep. All we know is it was schedule for "in about a week time" (making it this week). I'm thinking Friday, but I have absolutely nothing to back that up. Just a hunch.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: imprevade on Mon, 16 January 2017, 21:00:16
Please consider running champagne as well
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 17 January 2017, 15:36:11
(http://wimages.vr-zone.net/2014/02/Facebook-meme.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Tue, 17 January 2017, 16:24:57
(http://i.imgur.com/aZCBbvK.png)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Tue, 17 January 2017, 16:26:30
Anyone know if there's a way to get a SA 2.75u spacebar? I saw that they sell 2.25 on their website. I know I can use a 2.75 shift but was hoping for a blank.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Tue, 17 January 2017, 16:29:05
Anyone know if there's a way to get a SA 2.75u spacebar? I saw that they sell 2.25 on their website. I know I can use a 2.75 shift but was hoping for a blank.

They sell a 2.75u spacebar too, but you're very limited in color selection http://pimpmykeyboard.com/sa-2-75-space-pack-of-4/. Blue, Gray, or White.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Saiph on Tue, 17 January 2017, 16:40:12
They sell a 2.75u spacebar too, but you're very limited in color selection http://pimpmykeyboard.com/sa-2-75-space-pack-of-4/. Blue, Gray, or White.
Thanks, didn't see it somehow.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Biggestmac on Tue, 17 January 2017, 18:44:44
Any more sweet sweet teaser pics before this launches?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Wed, 18 January 2017, 00:04:51
still no GB.. guess i'll go for M65-A
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: cumwagondeluxe on Wed, 18 January 2017, 00:50:57
still no GB.. guess i'll go for M65-A

M65-A ended yesterday though..?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Dymloslouire on Wed, 18 January 2017, 01:35:44
Holy ****. I want that. No, i neeeeeed that!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 18 January 2017, 01:36:13
Done! Took a little longer than expected, but still it's only a week.

(http://i.imgur.com/RUADbyZ.jpg)

This 65% looks like a big bully.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 18 January 2017, 01:56:00
Done! Took a little longer than expected, but still it's only a week.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RUADbyZ.jpg)


This 65% looks like a big bully.
The grandfather and his little grandson.  :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Enz0man on Wed, 18 January 2017, 01:58:07
Done! Took a little longer than expected, but still it's only a week.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RUADbyZ.jpg)


This 65% looks like a big bully.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: losskutleboys on Wed, 18 January 2017, 02:07:27
Done! Took a little longer than expected, but still it's only a week.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RUADbyZ.jpg)


This 65% looks like a big bully.

Thats so.. matte  :eek:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ricyuyc on Wed, 18 January 2017, 02:08:57
(http://i.imgur.com/nhFT73G.gif) :p :p
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: mrboovn on Wed, 18 January 2017, 02:42:13
Done! Took a little longer than expected, but still it's only a week.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RUADbyZ.jpg)


This 65% looks like a big bully.
Damn that bezel  :-[
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 18 January 2017, 04:26:30
Interesting to see how this has evolved from the renders. Concerned the sides are a little wide. Very interested for more
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: wongie on Wed, 18 January 2017, 06:32:24
This would look so classy paired with DSA Midas if it ever gets off the ground.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Jokrik on Wed, 18 January 2017, 06:33:23
This would look so classy paired with DSA Midas if it ever gets off the ground.

Oh no, you should get the gmk bundle with this board
because...
well... cherry profile is the best really ;)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: losskutleboys on Wed, 18 January 2017, 07:36:13
This would look so classy paired with DSA Midas if it ever gets off the ground.

Oh no, you should get the gmk bundle with this board
because...
well... cherry profile is the best really ;)

Heavily subjective Jokrik  ;D
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 18 January 2017, 08:36:50
This would look so classy paired with DSA Midas if it ever gets off the ground.

Oh no, you should get the gmk bundle with this board
because...
well... cherry profile is the best really ;)
Oh please, SA is the best
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Wed, 18 January 2017, 08:40:36
 I've always wanted a true Cherry profile key set, definitely going for the bundle myself...


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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Wed, 18 January 2017, 08:42:44
Done! Took a little longer than expected, but still it's only a week.

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(http://i.imgur.com/RUADbyZ.jpg)


This 65% looks like a big bully.

I can't wait to see how a grey one will look, that's what I'm leaning toward


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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sems on Wed, 18 January 2017, 08:46:29
What is the colorway of keyset?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 18 January 2017, 09:01:24
Just back from reunion dinner with family, gonna start building this little baby now.
Sherry and yuktsi are now finalising the cost and options, we shall expect the GB real soon.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Wed, 18 January 2017, 09:42:36
Just back from reunion dinner with family, gonna start building this little baby now.
Sherry and yuktsi are now finalising the cost and options, we shall expect the GB real soon.

(http://i.imgur.com/YYX59Au.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 18 January 2017, 10:47:56
What is the colorway of keyset?

Black on black (or black/dark gray, think HHKB standard set but I believe inverted).

Just back from reunion dinner with family, gonna start building this little baby now.
Sherry and yuktsi are now finalising the cost and options, we shall expect the GB real soon.

Regarding the prototype picture... Well, just bring on the GB already. Here's hoping Yuktsi and Sherry manage to maintain the price tag that is planned.

Also, do you still plan on having different proxies for shipping to Europe, Asia and NA? As someone living in the EU, cutting down on shipping and VAT costs which are SUPER pricey these days by having someone in the UK handle things would make a colossal difference - I know plenty of other enthusiasts who have to skip out on these things because no one likes paying $100 for int. shipping for a $200-300 product and then getting hit with 25% value added tax on top of the final amount making it twice as expensive as it is for everyone else.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: joey on Wed, 18 January 2017, 10:49:25
The price for shipping might decrease, but the proxy would still have to pay for VAT.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 18 January 2017, 10:57:02
Done! Took a little longer than expected, but still it's only a week.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RUADbyZ.jpg)


This 65% looks like a big bully.

I'm going to have nightmares about that damn F5
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: jal on Wed, 18 January 2017, 11:07:52
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(http://i.imgur.com/RUADbyZ.jpg)

I'm going to have nightmares about that damn F5

Reason #461 I keep coming back here.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 18 January 2017, 11:32:31
The price for shipping might decrease, but the proxy would still have to pay for VAT.

Depends on who the proxy is I suppose, I guess if it is a singular person handling it then they won't have a VATID number but if it is handled by a business then that'd probably save a decent amount. You do make a fair point though in that there is a slim chance that'll be the case, either way if it is someone in the UK handling it then 20% is still better than the 23% I'd have to pay in Portugal (Finland, Sweden, Denmark etc all have even higher percentages as of right now too).
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: DuckNorris on Wed, 18 January 2017, 11:52:07
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

Just curious, but best of luck in your project.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Wed, 18 January 2017, 12:02:12
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

So a large bezel puts it in the same category as a gaming keyboard?

(http://content.hwigroup.net/images/products/xl/170074.jpg)

 :))

This board has support due to the unique aesthetic, the great price point and the people involved.

You will see a lot of conflicting opinions on forums as to what makes a nice looking keyboard, nice sized keyboard, etc. as that is highly is subjective. Try not to worry about it.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: DuckNorris on Wed, 18 January 2017, 12:06:05
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

So a large bezel puts it in the same category as a gaming keyboard?

Show Image
(http://content.hwigroup.net/images/products/xl/170074.jpg)


 :))

This board has support due to the unique aesthetic, the great price point and the people involved.

You will see a lot of conflicting opinions on forums as to what makes a nice looking keyboard, nice sized keyboard, etc. as that is highly is subjective. Try not to worry about it.

The point was not same category, but a part of a keyboard people have criticized in other keyboards but it is now okay.

You picked the most extreme gawdy gaming keyboard that barely anyone buys  :))  However, Logitech, Coolermaster, even Razer are nowhere near that and have smaller bezels that people have criticized. Again, I HATE mostly all gaming keyboard designs was just making a point.

I can see the other points of the simple designs of this keyboard people could like. Was just confused for the amount of extreme support whenever I see people criticizing big bezels. Yeah true but still found it odd.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 18 January 2017, 12:07:14
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

Just curious, but best of luck in your project.

It's more like overgeneralizations are inaccurate.  Those who like keyboards to be as compact as possible don't have the same preferences as those who like full size keyboards, etc., etc.   Plenty of tiny keyboard ICs and group buys for those who want them.  There's also a sizable percent of people who like unique and unusual designs, of which this is one.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Wed, 18 January 2017, 12:11:36
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

So a large bezel puts it in the same category as a gaming keyboard?

Show Image
(http://content.hwigroup.net/images/products/xl/170074.jpg)


 :))

This board has support due to the unique aesthetic, the great price point and the people involved.

You will see a lot of conflicting opinions on forums as to what makes a nice looking keyboard, nice sized keyboard, etc. as that is highly is subjective. Try not to worry about it.

You picked the most extreme gawdy gaming keyboard  :))  However, Logitech, Coolermaster, even Razer are nowhere near that and have smaller bezels that people have criticized. Again, I HATE mostly all gaming keyboard designs was just making a point.

I can see the other points of the simple designs of this keyboard people could like. Was just confused for the amount of extreme support whenever I see people criticizing big bezels. Yeah true but still found it odd.

 :p

For a couple of years it was low-profile case 60% keyboards or nothing. Now a lot of people are into 40%. Recently the 'high profile' case design, SA caps and retro inspired designs are 'trending'  :)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 18 January 2017, 12:58:00
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

Just curious, but best of luck in your project.

As per the prototype pictures it is looking like it'll be about the size of a regular full sized keyboard (eg. VA108) - tons of people that dislike gamer brand keyboards do so for reasons other than their size (or as well as), personally 60-65% are my go to and the only boards I won (except a Novatouch which is a TKL) but the bezels on this don't bother me in the slightest. The layout's size will remain the same, the keys will be as easy to access and function with as they are on my WhiteFox for example, the bezels and the keyboard's size have zero impact on my typing experience, it's all aesthetic.

Comparing the design of this to the design of a K70 for example is just silly in my mind, it's like saying if you dislike the way a Hummer looks then you have to hate owning a Rolls Royce too - just because they're both boat sized doesn't mean one can't be refined whilst the other is overdone and awkward to drive. Bare in mind I'm not saying Hummers look ridiculous, I'm just saying they're completely different from Rollers in terms of design, function, target audience and pretty much everything else imaginable despite their size.

edit: typo.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 18 January 2017, 13:05:50
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

Just curious, but best of luck in your project.

As per the prototype pictures it is looking like it'll be about the size of a regular full sized keyboard (eg. VA108) - tons of people that dislike gamer brand keyboards do so for reasons other than their size (or as well as), personally 60-65% are my go to and the only boards I won (except a Novatouch which is a TKL) but the bezels on this don't bother me in the slightest. The layout's size will remain the same, the keys will be as easy to access and function with as they are on my WhiteFox for example, the bezels and the keyboard's size have zero impact on my typing experience, it's all aesthetic.

Comparing the design of this to the design of a K70 for example is just silly in my mind, it's like saying if you dislike the way a Hummer looks then you have to hate owning a Rolls Royce too - just because they're both boat sized doesn't mean one can't be refined whilst the other is overdone and awkward to drive. Bare in mind I'm not saying Hummers look ridiculous, I'm just saying they're completely different from Rollers in terms of design, function, target audience and pretty much everything else imaginable despite their size.

edit: typo.

Hummers look rediculous
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: romevi on Wed, 18 January 2017, 13:08:24
I'm all for thick bezels, but it looks really uneven with the thinner horizontal bezels. Maybe if you add one or two keys on one side of the keyboard it won't look as uneven.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 18 January 2017, 13:22:24
I do like some of the early concepts that had slightly more narrow side bezels, I like that they are atypically wide, but I wonder if they are maybe too wide on that prototype, they could be brought in, still be quite large, and create a better overall balance..?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Biggestmac on Wed, 18 January 2017, 13:30:48
This might not be a popular opinion but I would love to see an option for very light beige anodization. Kind of like older PCs and peripherals used to be. SA Retroblight or Canvas XDA and that light beige case colour would be B-E-A-U-tiful!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Wed, 18 January 2017, 13:33:31
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

Just curious, but best of luck in your project.

The fact that this board is so divisive makes it all the more desirable in my eyes. If you want a straight up 60% or 65%, there are plenty of options that all look pretty much the same. Coming in here and hating on the project, and ending your post with, "but best of luck," doesn't make your point valid.

I'm most interested in this board because it doesn't try to come off as "portable" like so many boards in this category do. Its big and it isn't afraid to show it. This is what makes it unique and unlike any other custom in this category. I'm gonna set it on my desk knowing full well it isn't going anywhere anytime soon :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: imprevade on Wed, 18 January 2017, 13:34:33
This might not be a popular opinion but I would love to see an option for very light beige anodization. Kind of like older PCs and peripherals used to be. SA Retroblight or Canvas XDA and that light beige case colour would be B-E-A-U-tiful!

like champagne  :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: DuckNorris on Wed, 18 January 2017, 14:49:23
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

Just curious, but best of luck in your project.

The fact that this board is so divisive makes it all the more desirable in my eyes. If you want a straight up 60% or 65%, there are plenty of options that all look pretty much the same. Coming in here and hating on the project, and ending your post with, "but best of luck," doesn't make your point valid.

I'm most interested in this board because it doesn't try to come off as "portable" like so many boards in this category do. Its big and it isn't afraid to show it. This is what makes it unique and unlike any other custom in this category. I'm gonna set it on my desk knowing full well it isn't going anywhere anytime soon :thumb:

I am not really hating on the project more on the hypocritical aspect of some people of criticizing huge bezels than being super excited for something that has one. Not the project itself so calm down there. Why I said best of luck, because it isn't with the project it self just with the conflicting opinions I have been seeing(overall , or atleast what I have read aesthetics wise).  I never thought that made a point valid.

Well it will be a very unique item that is for sure and people are super excited for it.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: lishi on Wed, 18 January 2017, 14:59:54
This might not be a popular opinion but I would love to see an option for very light beige anodization. Kind of like older PCs and peripherals used to be. SA Retroblight or Canvas XDA and that light beige case colour would be B-E-A-U-tiful!

like champagne  :thumb:


Something like this?


(http://i.imgur.com/mROSzk0.jpg)

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Wed, 18 January 2017, 15:04:04
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

Just curious, but best of luck in your project.

The fact that this board is so divisive makes it all the more desirable in my eyes. If you want a straight up 60% or 65%, there are plenty of options that all look pretty much the same. Coming in here and hating on the project, and ending your post with, "but best of luck," doesn't make your point valid.

I'm most interested in this board because it doesn't try to come off as "portable" like so many boards in this category do. Its big and it isn't afraid to show it. This is what makes it unique and unlike any other custom in this category. I'm gonna set it on my desk knowing full well it isn't going anywhere anytime soon :thumb:



Amen. Too many haters cause it doesn't conform to the standards of current 65% - that is the point lol. It's got high end materials and it's not afraid to show it.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Biggestmac on Wed, 18 January 2017, 15:07:51
This might not be a popular opinion but I would love to see an option for very light beige anodization. Kind of like older PCs and peripherals used to be. SA Retroblight or Canvas XDA and that light beige case colour would be B-E-A-U-tiful!

like champagne  :thumb:


Something like this?


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mROSzk0.jpg)


Yes, thats closer to what i was thinking with light beige. I'm not a fan of the gold look of champagne to be honest.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: imprevade on Wed, 18 January 2017, 15:16:35
This might not be a popular opinion but I would love to see an option for very light beige anodization. Kind of like older PCs and peripherals used to be. SA Retroblight or Canvas XDA and that light beige case colour would be B-E-A-U-tiful!

like champagne  :thumb:


Something like this?


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mROSzk0.jpg)


Personally, I'm hoping for something between that and this;
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Wed, 18 January 2017, 15:20:11
Wait...so many people complain gaming keyboards(not defending them just making a point) have huge bezels and stuff and are bulky but this thing's bezel is freaking HUGE...no wait it's fuarking GIGANTIC but gets so much support and now it is okay...what. Unless no one here has ever criticized gaming keyboards with huge bezels but I have seen plenty of that in posts and people here like small keyboards (HHKB, TKL,plancks, etc).

Just curious, but best of luck in your project.

The fact that this board is so divisive makes it all the more desirable in my eyes. If you want a straight up 60% or 65%, there are plenty of options that all look pretty much the same. Coming in here and hating on the project, and ending your post with, "but best of luck," doesn't make your point valid.

I'm most interested in this board because it doesn't try to come off as "portable" like so many boards in this category do. Its big and it isn't afraid to show it. This is what makes it unique and unlike any other custom in this category. I'm gonna set it on my desk knowing full well it isn't going anywhere anytime soon :thumb:



Amen. Too many haters cause it doesn't conform to the standards of current 65% - that is the point lol. It's got high end materials and it's not afraid to show it.

Seriously!  I feel like people are thinking they are being forced to like it or something.  Obviously this isn't for everyone.  If you don't like it, move along.  There are plenty of more 'normal' options out there.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: FioraCorp on Wed, 18 January 2017, 15:27:31
This project is really not for me, but I love the exploration and collaboration going on!  I'm excited to follow along and see these make it into the hands of some enthusiasts :)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: DanB on Wed, 18 January 2017, 15:52:46
This would look so classy paired with DSA Midas if it ever gets off the ground.

Oh no, you should get the gmk bundle with this board
because...
well... cherry profile is the best really ;)
Oh please, SA is the best

SA looks prettiest, but I slightly prefer cherry for typing

(could you please respond to my messages)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 18 January 2017, 15:54:25
I am not really hating on the project more on the hypocritical aspect of some people of criticizing huge bezels than being super excited for something that has one. Not the project itself so calm down there. Why I said best of luck, because it isn't with the project it self just with the conflicting opinions I have been seeing(overall , or atleast what I have read aesthetics wise).  I never thought that made a point valid.

Well it will be a very unique item that is for sure and people are super excited for it.

You didn't address my earlier comments so I'll be assuming that means you agree with the points I made or don't have counter arguments. However your use of the word bezels is bothering me a little - what do you mean "criticizing huge bezels"? I understand people like smaller form keyboards over gigantic full sizes ones nowadays and the Razer Blackwidow for example has fairly sizeable bezels as do some of the older/dreadful corsair ones but the most popular ones nowadays (as far as I'm aware), the K70/90, Masterkeys Pro, Quick Fire XTi, Quick Fire Rapid, yada yada, none of those actually have large bezels, they're just big and in the case of the Corsairs/Roccat come with an included wrist rest.

That's different from having huge bezels, your analogies are so fragile that it is hard to agree/understand the point you're trying to convey.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:07:15
I'm having such a hard time deciding whether to go with Black or Space Gray. Might have to buy two  :)).

Question: since this is based on ps2avrGB firmware and Bootmapper GUI, what keymap would I use if I'm following this tutorial http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183 (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183)? keymap_gb_B87(EX).hex? Or will the keyboard have it's own keymap and instructions?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:10:50
I'm having such a hard time deciding whether to go with Black or Space Gray. Might have to buy two  :)).

Black goes with everything! If there were rose gold I'd be tempted but it's just so easy and effortless to match any and all keysets (in my opinion) with black; some better some worse, but they all work in their own way.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: DuckNorris on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:22:58
I am not really hating on the project more on the hypocritical aspect of some people of criticizing huge bezels than being super excited for something that has one. Not the project itself so calm down there. Why I said best of luck, because it isn't with the project it self just with the conflicting opinions I have been seeing(overall , or atleast what I have read aesthetics wise).  I never thought that made a point valid.

Well it will be a very unique item that is for sure and people are super excited for it.

You didn't address my earlier comments so I'll be assuming that means you agree with the points I made or don't have counter arguments. However your use of the word bezels is bothering me a little - what do you mean "criticizing huge bezels"? I understand people like smaller form keyboards over gigantic full sizes ones nowadays and the Razer Blackwidow for example has fairly sizeable bezels as do some of the older/dreadful corsair ones but the most popular ones nowadays (as far as I'm aware), the K70/90, Masterkeys Pro, Quick Fire XTi, Quick Fire Rapid, yada yada, none of those actually have large bezels, they're just big and in the case of the Corsairs/Roccat come with an included wrist rest.

That's different from having huge bezels, your analogies are so fragile that it is hard to agree/understand the point you're trying to convey.

Or you missed a 3rd assumption, at the time I did not have time to reply back to you  :)) . Kind of very arrogant assumptions if you think the only options are agreeing with you or having no counterarguments if I have not responded in less than an hour. There is only 1 definition for bezels in regards to keyboards that I know of and it means the case bezel alone in a keyboard case , not the form size (TKL,etc). Like many mechanical keyboards have big bezels in either TKL or full size.  Logitech keyboards can have large bezels (on the side) G710 . Razer Black Widow has big (thick) Bezels. The most popular ones I have seen criticized.

Your understanding of the word 'bezel' in regards to a keyboard is what is fragile here. It was easy to understand.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:25:28
Can we please stop saying the word bezel?

bezel
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:25:55
*gets popcorn* I love fights on forums, so passionate!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: DuckNorris on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:32:32
*gets popcorn* I love fights on forums, so passionate!

I had no idea that person were going to this much emotion over something like this. Maybe it says something about their choices idk. I just had a break , wrote this and come back and someone is trying hard to articulately write their response to make it sound like everything they say is an axiom in the keyboard world.

Well I had enough of this I don't want to spam this thread. Just wanted to point something out that I thought was conflicting from many things I have read in GH. I wasn't here to hate on the product itself which people are ignoring but more of that conflicting criticism towards previous keyboards with thick bezels.

But before I go I need to say 1 more thing

Can we please stop saying the word bezel?

bezel

bezel.


Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: DuckNorris on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:34:04
delete.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:43:08
This might not be a popular opinion but I would love to see an option for very light beige anodization. Kind of like older PCs and peripherals used to be. SA Retroblight or Canvas XDA and that light beige case colour would be B-E-A-U-tiful!

like champagne  :thumb:




Something like this?


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mROSzk0.jpg)


Champagne, yes.  Beige... I think that's going to be like white which can only be accomplished by acid etching the aluminum.  Powder coating would probably be the only option there.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:47:16
Any build updates? Dying to see things with some caps and underglow :p
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Wed, 18 January 2017, 16:52:40
Any build updates? Dying to see things with some caps and underglow :p

I'm really interested to see the underglow since the feet of the keyboard suspend the bottom housing off the desk surface. I wonder if enough light shines through to play on the desk.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Wed, 18 January 2017, 17:08:23
I'm having such a hard time deciding whether to go with Black or Space Gray. Might have to buy two  :)).

Black goes with everything! If there were rose gold I'd be tempted but it's just so easy and effortless to match any and all keysets (in my opinion) with black; some better some worse, but they all work in their own way.

Well not trying to tempt you or anything, but unless something changes Rose Gold is listed as an option in the post haha.

But yeah, Black is definitely the safe option and looks nice. I really want Space Gray, but Black would probably look better with my favorite keyset (Nantucket Selectric). And it's not like I dislike Black, it's just the Space Gray is more unique and would probably look better with the GMK keyset included in the premium kit.

*gets popcorn* I love fights on forums, so passionate!

(http://i.imgur.com/xgeVTXO.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 18 January 2017, 17:50:31
Or you missed a 3rd assumption, at the time I did not have time to reply back to you  :))

If your argument is based on the semantics related to a word that was adopted by the hobby then there's not much discussion to be had. I feel like big bezels are an infinitesimal part of why gaming keyboards are regarded as bad within the mech community and making a post like your 1st on this particular thread to address the people who're hypothetical being hypocrites was moot, that's my only point to be made. Maybe I'm wrong and you have more than anecdotal evidence that warrants what you said.

Well not trying to tempt you or anything, but unless something changes Rose Gold is listed as an option in the post haha.

But yeah, Black is definitely the safe option and looks nice. I really want Space Gray, but Black would probably look better with my favorite keyset (Nantucket Selectric). And it's not like I dislike Black, it's just the Space Gray is more unique and would probably look better with the GMK keyset included in the premium kit.

OH. I swear that wasn't there before. Maybe it was. Well, I don't think I can afford two but I might as well try rofl

Hoping for some more pictures of the built prototype, 2 more days of the week to go if we're still on track for the launch. Awwyizz.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 18 January 2017, 18:01:54
I think this last one is actually of the original M67 comissioned by aaaaaaaaamos.

Was that M67-A ever made available for sale? I love the renders of it on Rama's page...
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kiwi99 on Wed, 18 January 2017, 18:03:38
I think this last one is actually of the original M67 comissioned by aaaaaaaaamos.

Was that M67-A ever made available for sale? I love the renders of it on Rama's page...

Not publicly no
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Wed, 18 January 2017, 20:15:27
Large bezels can be beautiful when done tastefully, as Exent aptly proves.

Some bezel extremists won't settle until a bezel is as paper thin and "minimalist" as mechanically possible.  But I am not one of them.  There are many classic boards that got it right.  Who wouldn't be proud to own one of these beasts?

(http://i.imgur.com/umCZWJW.jpg)

OK, so giant bezels aren't really as necessary as they once were.  But we can still capture a bit of that aesthetic in a new 65%.  The results will speak for themselves.  In RAMA we trust.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: romevi on Wed, 18 January 2017, 20:18:10
Large bezels can be beautiful when done tastefully, as Exent aptly proves.

Some bezel extremists won't settle until a bezel is as paper thin and "minimalist" as mechanically possible.  But I am not one of them.  There are many classic boards that got it right.  Who wouldn't be proud to own one of these beasts?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/umCZWJW.jpg)


OK, so giant bezels aren't really as necessary as they once were.  But we can still capture a bit of that aesthetic in a new 65%.  The results will speak for themselves.  In RAMA we trust.

I love that bezel. But I do not like the one on Exent.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Wed, 18 January 2017, 20:32:20
Large bezels can be beautiful when done tastefully, as Exent aptly proves.

Some bezel extremists won't settle until a bezel is as paper thin and "minimalist" as mechanically possible.  But I am not one of them.  There are many classic boards that got it right.  Who wouldn't be proud to own one of these beasts?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/umCZWJW.jpg)


OK, so giant bezels aren't really as necessary as they once were.  But we can still capture a bit of that aesthetic in a new 65%.  The results will speak for themselves.  In RAMA we trust.

I love that bezel. But I do not like the one on Exent.

Yeah, people like different things.

(http://i.imgur.com/GYjqm.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: romevi on Wed, 18 January 2017, 20:49:03
Large bezels can be beautiful when done tastefully, as Exent aptly proves.

Some bezel extremists won't settle until a bezel is as paper thin and "minimalist" as mechanically possible.  But I am not one of them.  There are many classic boards that got it right.  Who wouldn't be proud to own one of these beasts?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/umCZWJW.jpg)


OK, so giant bezels aren't really as necessary as they once were.  But we can still capture a bit of that aesthetic in a new 65%.  The results will speak for themselves.  In RAMA we trust.

I love that bezel. But I do not like the one on Exent.

Yeah, people like different things.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/GYjqm.gif)


And some people enjoy sharing their different likes.

(http://i.imgur.com/hTG9fDv.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 18 January 2017, 22:30:20
This would look so classy paired with DSA Midas if it ever gets off the ground.

Oh no, you should get the gmk bundle with this board
because...
well... cherry profile is the best really ;)
Oh please, SA is the best

SA looks prettiest, but I slightly prefer cherry for typing

(could you please respond to my messages)
Don't worry mate. Will invoice you in awhile.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: DanB on Wed, 18 January 2017, 22:53:31
This would look so classy paired with DSA Midas if it ever gets off the ground.

Oh no, you should get the gmk bundle with this board
because...
well... cherry profile is the best really ;)
Oh please, SA is the best

SA looks prettiest, but I slightly prefer cherry for typing

(could you please respond to my messages)
Don't worry mate. Will invoice you in awhile.
Awesome

I can pay within a day except for a few days in February where it might be 4 depending on Internet.


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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 19 January 2017, 12:04:55
I thought I saw this in the thread somewhere, but I can't seem to find it now. When/Where will these be orderable?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 19 January 2017, 12:10:49
The goal was to get the preorder started sometime this week. Last I heard one of the guys was putting together one of the prototypes and some other people were doing some number crunching to make sure of the price. As of yesterday the answer was "real soon". When the time comes there should be a post made in the Group Buy section of these forums with ordering forms or whatnot. There will probably be a link posted her to direct us to it.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 19 January 2017, 13:14:42
I thought I saw this in the thread somewhere, but I can't seem to find it now. When/Where will these be orderable?

Originativeco.com, as of recently they have their own vendor forum section so I'm sure something'll show up there once the time comes.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Thu, 19 January 2017, 14:47:41
(http://i.imgur.com/XMVTHR7.gif)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Omnipotent on Thu, 19 January 2017, 17:37:46
I really wish the bezel wasn't so large, but there are so many big names here that I feel like I need this board. So much hype.  :p
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 19 January 2017, 17:46:44
I really wish the bezel wasn't so large, but there are so many big names here that I feel like I need this board. So much hype.  :p

Just save your money.  It sounds like this just isn't your cup of tea.  However.... I still don't think we've seen enough yet to make a solid decision.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 19 January 2017, 18:15:32
This is the image that got me excited about the Exent, but I didn't realize they were two different boards. When are we going to see the group buy for this one?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kmba on Thu, 19 January 2017, 18:55:04
I'm having such a hard time deciding whether to go with Black or Space Gray. Might have to buy two  :)).

Black goes with everything! If there were rose gold I'd be tempted but it's just so easy and effortless to match any and all keysets (in my opinion) with black; some better some worse, but they all work in their own way.

Well not trying to tempt you or anything, but unless something changes Rose Gold is listed as an option in the post haha.

But yeah, Black is definitely the safe option and looks nice. I really want Space Gray, but Black would probably look better with my favorite keyset (Nantucket Selectric). And it's not like I dislike Black, it's just the Space Gray is more unique and would probably look better with the GMK keyset included in the premium kit.

*gets popcorn* I love fights on forums, so passionate!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xgeVTXO.gif)


Space gray is more versatile than black in my opinion. I don't like blue caps on a black board (or purple, green).  Silver is probably most versatile and it can pair with basically any caps.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Thu, 19 January 2017, 23:06:55
This is the image that got me excited about the Exent, but I didn't realize they were two different boards. When are we going to see the group buy for this one?

That is the M-67 private GB, we wont be seeing that one!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: quadcube on Fri, 20 January 2017, 08:44:10
I'm having such a hard time deciding whether to go with Black or Space Gray. Might have to buy two  :)).

Question: since this is based on ps2avrGB firmware and Bootmapper GUI, what keymap would I use if I'm following this tutorial http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183 (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183)? keymap_gb_B87(EX).hex? Or will the keyboard have it's own keymap and instructions?
no worries, there is a keymap file for it and the instruction might be a little different
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 20 January 2017, 09:07:08
MFW it's Friday.

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: romevi on Fri, 20 January 2017, 09:18:06
MFW it's Friday.

Show Image
(https://media.giphy.com/media/3oxRmfJWm7w6LHx2b6/giphy.gif)


Are you like that every Friday?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Fri, 20 January 2017, 09:32:56
Oi, Jua! Stop keeping Exent for yourself, post some pictures please!!!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: gt1989 on Fri, 20 January 2017, 09:37:33
I really want to see how the Ionic Blue looks like.

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: losskutleboys on Fri, 20 January 2017, 09:38:44
MFW it's Friday.

Show Image
(https://media.giphy.com/media/3oxRmfJWm7w6LHx2b6/giphy.gif)


Are you like that every Friday?

lmao every friday he be like i woke up lyk deez
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Fri, 20 January 2017, 09:54:10
fk la. Jua doesn't want to post them. Here's the only photo I have

(http://i.imgur.com/E42wxcY.jpg?1)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: rabbitfire on Fri, 20 January 2017, 09:56:14
fk la. Jua doesn't want to post them. Here's the only photo I have

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/E42wxcY.jpg?1)


looks great   :eek:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:18:55
MFW it's Friday.

Show Image
(https://media.giphy.com/media/3oxRmfJWm7w6LHx2b6/giphy.gif)


Are you like that every Friday?

lmao every friday he be like i woke up lyk deez

LOL, god damnit Romevi.

fk la. Jua doesn't want to post them. Here's the only photo I have

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/E42wxcY.jpg?1)


Black on black with vintage blacks/black housing. That's exactly the setup I want.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: riotonthebay on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:22:13
fk la. Jua doesn't want to post them. Here's the only photo I have

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/E42wxcY.jpg?1)


Black on black with vintage blacks/black housing. That's exactly the setup I want.

Grays  ;D
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:25:23
Grays  ;D

Are those grays? Or do you mean you want grays on yours? Didn't enlarge the picture, looked like vintage blacks to me, I didn't even know grays existed! Looked it up on DT now and they definitely look interesting.

Edit: enlarged the pic on my desktop now (was on my phone), yea those definitely look gray. Cool!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: riotonthebay on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:26:54
Grays  ;D

Are those grays? Or do you mean you want grays on yours? Didn't enlarge the picture, looked like vintage blacks to me, I didn't even know grays existed! Looked it up on DT now and they definitely look interesting.

It's built with grays if you look closely =)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:33:01
fk la. Jua doesn't want to post them. Here's the only photo I have

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/E42wxcY.jpg?1)


Holy crap. It's perfect. Jua pls.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:35:45
Removed
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: jal on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:40:03
K. Will leave this here for 15 minutes before he finds out.

Shhhh!

Love.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: nickheller on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:40:21
daaaaaaaaanggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg that is cool
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:45:14
ohmagawd
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: gt1989 on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:47:34
K. Will leave this here for 15 minutes before he finds out.

http://i.imgur.com/tD0Bkmp.jpg
Well I was on the fence about this board, but after seeing this I'm all in.

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kiwi99 on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:59:22
looks so good, I think people will come around after seeing these built pictures.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 20 January 2017, 11:01:25
Black on black with vintage blacks/black housing. That's exactly the setup I want.

Oh hey twin!  That's my current set-up with my RS78 as well.  I wanted to do something different with this board but as each pic is posted, I can't help but to want to do it again.  Tactile grays might be cool though, too.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Fri, 20 January 2017, 11:05:57
Removed
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: losskutleboys on Fri, 20 January 2017, 11:13:53
Someone PM me the pic yuktsi removed.  :p

Done!

me want!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Fri, 20 January 2017, 11:15:41
Someone PM me the pic yuktsi removed.  :p

Done!

me want!

PM me too please!!! I'm so excited!


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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Fri, 20 January 2017, 11:23:45
Someone PM me the pic yuktsi removed.  :p

Done!

me want!

PM me too please!!! I'm so excited!


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Can I get in on this too?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 20 January 2017, 11:26:26
Someone PM me the pic yuktsi removed.  :p

Done!

me want!

PM me too please!!! I'm so excited!


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Can I get in on this too?

It was removed from Imgur, link is dead.  :blank:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Fri, 20 January 2017, 11:27:35
It is just as beautiful as the renders. They did it.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 20 January 2017, 11:34:12
Oh hey twin!  That's my current set-up with my RS78 as well.  I wanted to do something different with this board but as each pic is posted, I can't help but to want to do it again.  Tactile grays might be cool though, too.

Haha yea I'm so excited to get that set-up for the Exent, it's so striking. Grays seem a little bit too heavy for me (I'm a red/brown kinda guy, 60g~ Zeals at most) but they do look sick.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 20 January 2017, 11:37:57
Oh hey twin!  That's my current set-up with my RS78 as well.  I wanted to do something different with this board but as each pic is posted, I can't help but to want to do it again.  Tactile grays might be cool though, too.

Haha yea I'm so excited to get that set-up for the Exent, it's so striking. Grays seem a little bit too heavy for me (I'm a red/brown kinda guy, 60g~ Zeals at most) but they do look sick.

My first couple boards were reds and browns but they always seemed way too light for me.  Tried out gat blacks which were a bit better but just way too inconsistent for me.  Got some vint blacks and some 78g springs and fell in love.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Biggestmac on Fri, 20 January 2017, 11:59:29
Damn missed that last picture! Any chance that this board still release this week or has it been pushed into next week?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:02:43
My first couple boards were reds and browns but they always seemed way too light for me.  Tried out gat blacks which were a bit better but just way too inconsistent for me.  Got some vint blacks and some 78g springs and fell in love.

Ye gat blacks/yellows I'll do as well, I actually rather those over reds nowadays to be honest but they're a bit harder to come by seeing as I can't solder and only buy my boards assembled. A lot easier to just ask for browns or reds rather than those 2, sadly.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:07:33
Damn missed that last picture! Any chance that this board still release this week or has it been pushed into next week?

According to someone on Discord who's friends with a few of these guys the release is planned for "next week or next next week". Take that with a large grain of salt since that news didn't come from any of the creators, but that's the latest I've heard.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: imprevade on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:09:50
show it with caps damn it :'(
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: losskutleboys on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:15:35
My first couple boards were reds and browns but they always seemed way too light for me.  Tried out gat blacks which were a bit better but just way too inconsistent for me.  Got some vint blacks and some 78g springs and fell in love.

Ye gat blacks/yellows I'll do as well, I actually rather those over reds nowadays to be honest but they're a bit harder to come by seeing as I can't solder and only buy my boards assembled. A lot easier to just ask for browns or reds rather than those 2, sadly.

Actually i have both gateron blacks and mx blacks and im surprised by how much i prefer the gaterons over cherry. I've always been skeptical about knock-off brands but damn gateron did a great job. I actually have mx blacks lying around and planning to make them as close as possible to gateron blacks but i don't know which spring weight to get. I'm thinking 68g or 72g maybe ? Oh that's weird i thought gateron keyboards are more widely available nowadays compared to cherry.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:15:56
Amazing work everyone involved. Very excited to see the outcome of your work.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:24:20
Actually i have both gateron blacks and mx blacks and im surprised by how much i prefer the gaterons over cherry. I've always been skeptical about knock-off brands but damn gateron did a great job. I actually have mx blacks lying around and planning to make them as close as possible to gateron blacks but i don't know which spring weight to get. I'm thinking 68g or 72g maybe ? Oh that's weird i thought gateron keyboards are more widely available nowadays compared to cherry.

The only switch Cherry makes nowadays that I like more than I like the gateron alternatives is green. Gat reds, browns, blacks, even blues I actually rather over Cherry. They just feel smoother, no "gritty" feeling as you get on cherries without lube/spring modding.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:27:19
Actually i have both gateron blacks and mx blacks and im surprised by how much i prefer the gaterons over cherry. I've always been skeptical about knock-off brands but damn gateron did a great job. I actually have mx blacks lying around and planning to make them as close as possible to gateron blacks but i don't know which spring weight to get. I'm thinking 68g or 72g maybe ? Oh that's weird i thought gateron keyboards are more widely available nowadays compared to cherry.

I feel exactly the same way- after comparing Gateron Blues to Cherry, and then again with Blacks, I'm just totally over Cherry switches unless they're Vintage Bs. I still haven't tried Zeals tho :(
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Burt Macklin on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:30:11
Tactile grays.. :eek:

And what a strange coincidence, I was just looking around for a keyboard with those to finally try them out.
Should I go all in?
I mean, it's like a sign or something.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:36:07
Tactile grays.. :eek:

And what a strange coincidence, I was just looking around for a keyboard with those to finally try them out.
Should I go all in?
I mean, it's like a sign or something.

Go for it.  I'm between those or maybe silent blacks if I can find some by the time this is ready.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:47:37
Go for it.  I'm between those or maybe silent blacks if I can find some by the time this is ready.

I REALLY wanna try silents but I doubt they'll be readily available for the assembled kits oco will be offering - especially with some big case goodness I bet they'll feel and sound heavenly.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 20 January 2017, 12:49:54
Go for it.  I'm between those or maybe silent blacks if I can find some by the time this is ready.

I REALLY wanna try silents but I doubt they'll be readily available for the assembled kits oco will be offering - especially with some big case goodness I bet they'll feel and sound heavenly.

Man, just get the kit and the switches.  I'll assemble it and send it to you.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 20 January 2017, 13:28:53
THEY DID IT!  THEY FOUND A WAY TO REMOVE THE HOME BUTTON!  Damn, even the lightning port is gone now!

[attachimg=1]



Is it okay if I go ahead and leak a pic of the GMK set even though its on the older prototype case with the home button?:

[attachimg=2]




Apologies to juahenza and RAMA.... it's Friday and I need booze.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: romevi on Fri, 20 January 2017, 14:30:57
THEY DID IT!  THEY FOUND A WAY TO REMOVE THE HOME BUTTON!  Damn, even the lightning port is gone now!

(Attachment Link)



Is it okay if I go ahead and leak a pic of the GMK set even though this its on the older prototype case with the home button:

(Attachment Link)




Apologies to juahenza and RAMA.... it's Friday and I need booze.

Bwa-ha ha! Spot on.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Fri, 20 January 2017, 14:39:21
So good! The Apple design comparison makes me want one even more!
Such a clean, minimalist look and absolutely in line with Apple's design standards, I love it!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Fri, 20 January 2017, 14:48:17
The Apple-esque design is what draws me to this keyboard. It's so clean and minimal with a head-turning design.

That draws me, and the price haha.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: japanitrat on Fri, 20 January 2017, 15:22:04
THEY DID IT!  THEY FOUND A WAY TO REMOVE THE HOME BUTTON!  Damn, even the lightning port is gone now!

(Attachment Link)



Is it okay if I go ahead and leak a pic of the GMK set even though its on the older prototype case with the home button?:

(Attachment Link)




Apologies to juahenza and RAMA.... it's Friday and I need booze.

if that is the set, the powder pink case option is what it's made for, eh? And the blue. Man. I need to sell stuff I guess.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 20 January 2017, 16:10:45
THEY DID IT!  THEY FOUND A WAY TO REMOVE THE HOME BUTTON!  Damn, even the lightning port is gone now!

(Attachment Link)



Is it okay if I go ahead and leak a pic of the GMK set even though its on the older prototype case with the home button?:

(Attachment Link)




Apologies to juahenza and RAMA.... it's Friday and I need booze.

if that is the set, the powder pink case option is what it's made for, eh? And the blue. Man. I need to sell stuff I guess.

The set is black on black..

 :))
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Fri, 20 January 2017, 16:50:36
I really wanted to branch out and try a different color than black for this board, but after seeing the photos and knowing the set will be black on black, it will be hard not to go fully murdered out.

Do we know if this will be a raffle or a true group buy?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 20 January 2017, 16:57:04
Group buy, at least last we heard it'd been confirmed.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: jal on Fri, 20 January 2017, 19:56:27
THEY DID IT!  THEY FOUND A WAY TO REMOVE THE HOME BUTTON!  Damn, even the lightning port is gone now!
(Attachment Link)

Damn, I thought the 6+ was huge. That thing will never fit in my back pocket.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BaconEggandCheeseBagel on Fri, 20 January 2017, 20:52:23
So I know it's to each their own... I loved the mock-ups, but I have to say seeing the most recent image that the side bezels are a bit too extreme. I love the apple aesthetic but the width makes the board look slightly comical, and I feel as thought you could achieve the same look with an oversized bezel but slightly less so then the current version .

Either way I'll probably end up buying one so what does it really matter!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: imprevade on Sat, 21 January 2017, 00:31:43
Trying to figure out what color I'm going to get.
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Bonus round; please offer champagne as well—
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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Sat, 21 January 2017, 04:52:51
THEY DID IT!  THEY FOUND A WAY TO REMOVE THE HOME BUTTON!  Damn, even the lightning port is gone now!

(Attachment Link)



Is it okay if I go ahead and leak a pic of the GMK set even though its on the older prototype case with the home button?:

(Attachment Link)




Apologies to juahenza and RAMA.... it's Friday and I need booze.
Can you do one with the mbp speaker grill?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: clappingcactus on Sat, 21 January 2017, 07:58:31
Trying to figure out what color I'm going to get.
(Attachment Link)
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Bonus round; please offer champagne as well—
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The new Penumbra profile is 1-2-3-3-4-4 not 1-2-3-3-4-3.

Oddly enough, your pictures convinced me away from buying an Exent. I think I'd want a thicker case to complement SA caps, and the bezels really bring out how thin the case is.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: LogicLoop on Sat, 21 January 2017, 09:27:56
Forgive my ignorance of 65% boards but if I wanted the long right shift on this board, I assume the two switches in that position would fill the left and right stems where the stabilisers would normally go? I feel like the answer has to be yes, but i thought I'd make sure.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Sat, 21 January 2017, 09:37:06
Trying to figure out what color I'm going to get.
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)
Bonus round; please offer champagne as well—
(Attachment Link)

Thanks for this mock-up! I tried making some of my own and failed miserably. I wanted to so what Nantucket Selectric would look like with different EXENT colors. Since it also has blue modifiers and white-ish keys your mock-ups give me a good idea.

If that shade of space-gray is accurate I think it looks fantastic. That champagne/gold looks really good too. Equally good really. If they surprise us with a champagne option I'll have to give it some serious thought.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 21 January 2017, 09:45:14
Forgive my ignorance of 65% boards but if I wanted the long right shift on this board, I assume the two switches in that position would fill the left and right stems where the stabilisers would normally go? I feel like the answer has to be yes, but i thought I'd make sure.

Negative.  PCB supports standard 2.75u shift key.

(http://i.imgur.com/6cDtc79.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kiwi99 on Sat, 21 January 2017, 10:24:38
Forgive my ignorance of 65% boards but if I wanted the long right shift on this board, I assume the two switches in that position would fill the left and right stems where the stabilisers would normally go? I feel like the answer has to be yes, but i thought I'd make sure.

It does support long right shift, just instead 1 switch would be soldered and a stabilizer installed.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: imprevade on Sat, 21 January 2017, 12:08:14
Trying to figure out what color I'm going to get.
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)
Bonus round; please offer champagne as well—
(Attachment Link)

The new Penumbra profile is 1-2-3-3-4-4 not 1-2-3-3-4-3.

Oddly enough, your pictures convinced me away from buying an Exent. I think I'd want a thicker case to complement SA caps, and the bezels really bring out how thin the case is.

You have a keen eye sir. I've been making these models to design my own keysets, and I'll be sticking with a more universal 1-2-3-3-4-3 profile. These mock-ups are more about looking at the colors of the case. I'm in on Amazing Choclatier, Dancer, and Penumbra—but I didn't have enough foresight to get the Whitefox kits, so unless I can buy what I need from someone else, I'll have to put Penumbra on the Extent, or something else down the line.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: duynguyenle on Sat, 21 January 2017, 12:25:43
This last 6 months has been excellent for 65% keyboards!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Sat, 21 January 2017, 16:46:09
Oddly enough, your pictures convinced me away from buying an Exent. I think I'd want a thicker case to complement SA caps, and the bezels really bring out how thin the case is.

Keep an eye on this just in case. A photo complete with keycaps was posted for about 15 minutes yesterday, and despite how good these renders are the real thing is so much better. The keys are inset just a little more and the spacing for everything is really good.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: hanoipho on Sun, 22 January 2017, 00:42:52
If this keyboard go to GB, it will be raffle style or open for everyone?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Sun, 22 January 2017, 03:09:01
(http://i.imgur.com/U399EoN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VbOiJ8l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SWaOL2n.jpg)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Jokrik on Sun, 22 January 2017, 06:44:07
Show Image
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Show Image
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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: raymogi on Sun, 22 January 2017, 06:45:23
wao pls jua
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Perfex on Sun, 22 January 2017, 08:39:36
Will you have any additional prototypes to show off before the buy begins?, am really interested to see what silver variant with matching base will look like.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sems on Sun, 22 January 2017, 08:52:43
Would it be possible to have an ortholinear layout with this case?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Sun, 22 January 2017, 09:22:48
Is there any word yet on when the GB will start?


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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Sun, 22 January 2017, 09:35:35
Is there any word yet on when the GB will start?


Please let there be word :confused:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: LogicLoop on Sun, 22 January 2017, 10:43:01
Forgive my ignorance of 65% boards but if I wanted the long right shift on this board, I assume the two switches in that position would fill the left and right stems where the stabilisers would normally go? I feel like the answer has to be yes, but i thought I'd make sure.

It does support long right shift, just instead 1 switch would be soldered and a stabilizer installed.

Okay, thanks.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sun, 22 January 2017, 11:27:16
Well ****. I'm in.

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Sun, 22 January 2017, 11:58:38
Thnx Jua. So stoked.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sun, 22 January 2017, 12:00:37
Check this out

(http://segaretro.org/images/thumb/b/be/SF-7000_1.jpg/320px-SF-7000_1.jpg)

So retro

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Photoelectric on Sun, 22 January 2017, 12:11:15
Show Image
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Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VbOiJ8l.jpg)


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What keycap set is this?  Looks sharp!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: xondat on Sun, 22 January 2017, 12:20:15
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(http://i.imgur.com/VbOiJ8l.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SWaOL2n.jpg)


What keycap set is this?  Looks sharp!
https://www.originativeco.com/products/originative?variant=25942820560
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: codedisorg on Sun, 22 January 2017, 12:22:20
Oh damn really? I thought someone had finally got GMK Nightmare off the ground.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: japanitrat on Sun, 22 January 2017, 18:46:24
The more I look at it, the more I dislike the cutout for the acrylic in the front.
Still gonna buy it
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Sun, 22 January 2017, 19:31:47
The more I look at it, the more I dislike the cutout for the acrylic in the front.
Still gonna buy it

OMG now that you pointed it out!!!

Still gonna buy it too... rip wallet  :-[
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Sun, 22 January 2017, 21:41:11
Curious to know how the plate is mounted into the two pieces of the case, and how the PCB sits in all of it. Slightly worried the metal on metal case/plate will cause pinging on keystrokes.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 22 January 2017, 22:07:04
The more I look at it, the more I dislike the cutout for the acrylic in the front.
Still gonna buy it

I don't think you are required to have that on your board. If you get the solid bottom rather than the underglow one then it should just all be uniform.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kiwi99 on Mon, 23 January 2017, 00:14:57
The more I look at it, the more I dislike the cutout for the acrylic in the front.
Still gonna buy it

I don't think you are required to have that on your board. If you get the solid bottom rather than the underglow one then it should just all be uniform.
No solid bottom from the looks of the OP.


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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Mon, 23 January 2017, 01:57:51
The more I look at it, the more I dislike the cutout for the acrylic in the front.
Still gonna buy it

I don't think you are required to have that on your board. If you get the solid bottom rather than the underglow one then it should just all be uniform.
No solid bottom from the looks of the OP.


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(http://i.imgur.com/yzNWrVE.jpg)

2nd pic in the OP.  I think black and silver will be options unless things change when the GB launches.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: japanitrat on Mon, 23 January 2017, 03:06:49
The more I look at it, the more I dislike the cutout for the acrylic in the front.
Still gonna buy it

I don't think you are required to have that on your board. If you get the solid bottom rather than the underglow one then it should just all be uniform.

Hm. Might get both then. I'd love tge best of both worlds, though: underglow AND uniform front. Thatd be best, imho
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Mon, 23 January 2017, 03:11:08
The more I look at it, the more I dislike the cutout for the acrylic in the front.
Still gonna buy it

I don't think you are required to have that on your board. If you get the solid bottom rather than the underglow one then it should just all be uniform.

Hm. Might get both then. I'd love tge best of both worlds, though: underglow AND uniform front. Thatd be best, imho
oh yessss  :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: merutz on Mon, 23 January 2017, 04:04:17
Thanks for making it fit the S340 Elites colorway. That matte is just delicious  :eek:

The thickness also no longer bothers me now that I see these new pics, but please upload some more footage of it.

We're a hungry bunch!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Mon, 23 January 2017, 09:42:46
Will we be able to see color samples at some point before ordering?

I love this board already

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Data on Mon, 23 January 2017, 10:54:43
Show Image
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I have the weirdest boner right now.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: testplsignore on Mon, 23 January 2017, 11:05:38
Have the GMK caps been confirmed to be Black on Black, Realforce style?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: merutz on Mon, 23 January 2017, 12:01:14
Have the GMK caps been confirmed to be Black on Black, Realforce style?

They are reversed. Unlike the HHKB or Realforce they feature lighter color legends on black Caps.

A pitty since I was also excited for the famous black on black...
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: sems on Mon, 23 January 2017, 12:09:02
Have the GMK caps been confirmed to be Black on Black, Realforce style?

They are reversed. Unlike the HHKB or Realforce they feature lighter color legends on black Caps.

A pitty since I was also excited for the famous black on black...

Where do they stated that?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 23 January 2017, 12:36:23
Have the GMK caps been confirmed to be Black on Black, Realforce style?

Yea, but I think it's inverted as in light on dark rather than dark on light.

Edit: whoops, fixed the order.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Mon, 23 January 2017, 12:37:41
Have the GMK caps been confirmed to be Black on Black, Realforce style?

They are reversed. Unlike the HHKB or Realforce they feature lighter color legends on black Caps.

A pitty since I was also excited for the famous black on black...

Where do they stated that?

If you're on desktop, go to page 3 of this thread and look at the comments by sherryton. The first comment on that page teases the photo, and the second gives a bit more of a description that reads as so:

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for the past year, we have been working on a colorway called Carbon Black, inspired by Topre's Black on Black colorway.

Amos, Yuktsi, and I have been talking about it for awhile, and we decided, why not try to reverse the colors since it's double-shot?

It isn't 100% confirmed, but everything so far has lead to such.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Mon, 23 January 2017, 14:54:21
(http://i.imgur.com/PhFBwPz.jpg)

And for those that missed the post on r/mk yesterday: http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m (http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Mon, 23 January 2017, 15:27:47
Love the black on grey caps with the red/orange Esc, hope that is part of the package
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Mon, 23 January 2017, 16:01:22
please tell me there will be super keys other than the windows logo...
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 23 January 2017, 18:25:40
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PhFBwPz.jpg)


And for those that missed the post on r/mk yesterday: http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m (http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m)

I missed the post, would you happen to be able to provide a link if you don't mind?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Mon, 23 January 2017, 18:54:23
Should be this one https://redd.it/5pgktn (https://redd.it/5pgktn). Unless there's another I also didn't see.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Mon, 23 January 2017, 19:22:42
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PhFBwPz.jpg)


And for those that missed the post on r/mk yesterday: http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m (http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m)

I missed the post, would you happen to be able to provide a link if you don't mind?

Should be this one https://redd.it/5pgktn (https://redd.it/5pgktn). Unless there's another I also didn't see.

That's the one.  You aren't missing much if you wanted to check the comments, just more people completely missing the point of this board. Haha
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Rafa_n on Mon, 23 January 2017, 19:32:08
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PhFBwPz.jpg)


And for those that missed the post on r/mk yesterday: http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m (http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m)

I missed the post, would you happen to be able to provide a link if you don't mind?

Should be this one https://redd.it/5pgktn (https://redd.it/5pgktn). Unless there's another I also didn't see.

That's the one.  You aren't missing much if you wanted to check the comments, just more people completely missing the point of this board. Haha

They are not "missing the point", it's just their opinion.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 23 January 2017, 20:06:55
A design that sparks controversy and a lot of discussion is a good design.  Just like museums of modern art have a lot of pieces that are quickly dismissed by those who are used to the classics (read standards), unusual but thoughtful pieces have their own fans.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 23 January 2017, 21:49:39
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PhFBwPz.jpg)


And for those that missed the post on r/mk yesterday: http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m (http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m)

I missed the post, would you happen to be able to provide a link if you don't mind?

Should be this one https://redd.it/5pgktn (https://redd.it/5pgktn). Unless there's another I also didn't see.

That's the one.  You aren't missing much if you wanted to check the comments, just more people completely missing the point of this board. Haha

Some times I forget why I've never bothered with Reddit (asides its, in my opinion, horrid layout and comment/topic display system). I do appreciate the link however, I was mostly curious to see if there was any word of when it is going live, pricing, more pictures and all that.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Mon, 23 January 2017, 21:49:53
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PhFBwPz.jpg)


And for those that missed the post on r/mk yesterday: http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m (http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m)

I missed the post, would you happen to be able to provide a link if you don't mind?

Should be this one https://redd.it/5pgktn (https://redd.it/5pgktn). Unless there's another I also didn't see.

That's the one.  You aren't missing much if you wanted to check the comments, just more people completely missing the point of this board. Haha

They are not "missing the point", it's just their opinion.

If Pwner thinks there is a point that they are missing, then that is just his opinion as well.

Top three comments are "That bezel kills it for me, sorry." "Can it replace my desk?" "why this thing so ****ing big". Sounds like he has some grounds for saying Traveler isn't missing much by checking the comments.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Tue, 24 January 2017, 01:48:21
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PhFBwPz.jpg)


And for those that missed the post on r/mk yesterday: http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m (http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m)

I missed the post, would you happen to be able to provide a link if you don't mind?

Should be this one https://redd.it/5pgktn (https://redd.it/5pgktn). Unless there's another I also didn't see.

That's the one.  You aren't missing much if you wanted to check the comments, just more people completely missing the point of this board. Haha

They are not "missing the point", it's just their opinion.

If Pwner thinks there is a point that they are missing, then that is just his opinion as well.

Top three comments are "That bezel kills it for me, sorry." "Can it replace my desk?" "why this thing so ****ing big". Sounds like he has some grounds for saying Traveler isn't missing much by checking the comments.
I love everything about this board and the pok3r loving cmQuickfire <removed> from reddit can go **** themselves.
This board really is one of the most exciting things of 2017, it's going to look A ****ing Mazing in a minimalistic setup. It's super retro in a futuristic manner.

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: msilvv on Tue, 24 January 2017, 02:26:28
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/PhFBwPz.jpg)


And for those that missed the post on r/mk yesterday: http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m (http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m)

I missed the post, would you happen to be able to provide a link if you don't mind?

Should be this one https://redd.it/5pgktn (https://redd.it/5pgktn). Unless there's another I also didn't see.

That's the one.  You aren't missing much if you wanted to check the comments, just more people completely missing the point of this board. Haha

They are not "missing the point", it's just their opinion.

If Pwner thinks there is a point that they are missing, then that is just his opinion as well.

Top three comments are "That bezel kills it for me, sorry." "Can it replace my desk?" "why this thing so ****ing big". Sounds like he has some grounds for saying Traveler isn't missing much by checking the comments.
I love everything about this board and the pok3r loving cmQuickfire ***s from reddit can go **** themselves.
This board really is one of the most exciting things of 2017, it's going to look A ****ing Mazing in a minimalistic setup. It's super retro in a futuristic manner.

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A lot of redditors (myself included) originally found out about keyboards from r/mk and then came here cause they wanted more in depth discussion of the hobby. If those people are content with their stock pok3rs and QFRs and can't appreciate the design philosophy behind a relatively niche enthusiast board, let them. we're talking about keyboards on the internet. It's not a huge deal.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kmba on Tue, 24 January 2017, 07:24:28
Saying the bezel kills it for me doesn't mean that person is missing the point. It just means they don't like the aesthetics. It says nothing about their awareness of others interest, the motivation behind production, or the fact that it fills a hole in the market. Telling people to go F themselves because they don't find a polarizing design pleasing is an infinitely worse response.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Tue, 24 January 2017, 07:35:40
Saying the bezel kills it for me doesn't mean that person is missing the point. It just means they don't like the aesthetics. It says nothing about their awareness of others interest, the motivation behind production, or the fact that it fills a hole in the market. Telling people to go F themselves because they don't find a polarizing design pleasing is an infinitely worse response.
Thanks professor

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 24 January 2017, 07:40:31
Saying the bezel kills it for me doesn't mean that person is missing the point.

I agree with that.  However the "missing the point" was not directed at those replies.

A few examples:

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Nice pinky rests

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why

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You could fit at TKL keyboard in that space if not more. The whole point of using a smaller keyboard is the ergonomics of it, but this defeats the purpose.


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No, the maker of this keyboard seems to misunderstand the purpose of small keyboards.

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Why even make it 65% when it's the size of a TKL board?

Quote
That completely defeats the purpose of a 60% keyboard.

Having an opinion is all fine and good.. when it's at least constructive or logical.

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: muten-roshi on Tue, 24 January 2017, 07:44:39
Saying the bezel kills it for me doesn't mean that person is missing the point.

I agree with that.  However the "missing the point" was not directed at those replies.

A few examples:

Quote
Nice pinky rests

Quote
why

Quote
You could fit at TKL keyboard in that space if not more. The whole point of using a smaller keyboard is the ergonomics of it, but this defeats the purpose.


Quote
No, the maker of this keyboard seems to misunderstand the purpose of small keyboards.

Quote
Why even make it 65% when it's the size of a TKL board?

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That completely defeats the purpose of a 60% keyboard.

Having an opinion is all fine and good.. when it's at least constructive or logical.

I know you don't think the same as me, but they are right.
60% is there because it uses less space. If you have a "big" keyboard with "missing" keys, there is some space that has zero functionality. It is only for the looks but other then that, it can not be used very good.

For me personally, the bezel is just a bit to big, but I understand the idea. If someone is interested in a compact layout, this board is just the wrong choice.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ricyuyc on Tue, 24 January 2017, 08:03:47
Saying the bezel kills it for me doesn't mean that person is missing the point.

I agree with that.  However the "missing the point" was not directed at those replies.

A few examples:

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You could fit at TKL keyboard in that space if not more. The whole point of using a smaller keyboard is the ergonomics of it, but this defeats the purpose.


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No, the maker of this keyboard seems to misunderstand the purpose of small keyboards.

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Why even make it 65% when it's the size of a TKL board?

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That completely defeats the purpose of a 60% keyboard.

Having an opinion is all fine and good.. when it's at least constructive or logical.

I know you don't think the same as me, but they are right.
60% is there because it uses less space. If you have a "big" keyboard with "missing" keys, there is some space that has zero functionality. It is only for the looks but other then that, it can not be used very good.

For me personally, the bezel is just a bit to big, but I understand the idea. If someone is interested in a compact layout, this board is just the wrong choice.
I use 60% not because it saving desktop/working space, just want to reduce hands move that to improve efficiency.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kmba on Tue, 24 January 2017, 08:06:51
OK I guess some of them do seem to miss the point of this board  :p
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 24 January 2017, 08:06:59
If someone is interested in a compact layout, this board is just the wrong choice.

You proved my point.

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Tue, 24 January 2017, 08:16:48
A lot of redditors (myself included) originally found out about keyboards from r/mk and then came here cause they wanted more in depth discussion of the hobby. If those people are content with their stock pok3rs and QFRs and can't appreciate the design philosophy behind a relatively niche enthusiast board, let them. we're talking about keyboards on the internet. It's not a huge deal.

Same for me, more or less. In fact r/mk is still my general source of discovering new sets and group buys, and I just come here for better updates, info, and a more civilized community lol. You just have to know how to take Reddit. They often aren't always the bunch, but unless you're on a toxic subreddit or stumble upon a bad post it's usually not too bad. r/mk sometimes suffers from a sense of elitism, similar to the PCMR community.

And I agree: if they don't like the board, it's ok. Their loss. I have a feeling this is going to be a board that a lot of people are going to regret not picking up. But I don't plan on being one of those people
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Tue, 24 January 2017, 08:26:57
A lot of redditors (myself included) originally found out about keyboards from r/mk and then came here cause they wanted more in depth discussion of the hobby. If those people are content with their stock pok3rs and QFRs and can't appreciate the design philosophy behind a relatively niche enthusiast board, let them. we're talking about keyboards on the internet. It's not a huge deal.

Same for me, more or less. In fact r/mk is still my general source of discovering new sets and group buys, and I just come here for better updates, info, and a more civilized community lol. You just have to know how to take Reddit. They often aren't always the bunch, but unless you're on a toxic subreddit or stumble upon a bad post it's usually not too bad. r/mk sometimes suffers from a sense of elitism, similar to the PCMR community.

And I agree: if they don't like the board, it's ok. Their loss. I have a feeling this is going to be a board that a lot of people are going to regret not picking up. But I don't plan on being one of those people

I agree, I think people are generally nice, but I hate to see negative bull**** being voted to the top when something as magnificent as this is posted.

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Tue, 24 January 2017, 08:40:05
We need Jua to pls post some new details to get us back on track :thumb:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 24 January 2017, 08:46:05
We need Jua to pls post some new details to get us back on track :thumb:

110.9% agreed
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Tue, 24 January 2017, 09:11:10
Is there any word yet on when the GB will start?


Please let there be word :confused:

ask and you shall be given...

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word
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 24 January 2017, 12:58:04
I know you don't think the same as me, but they are right.
60% is there because it uses less space. If you have a "big" keyboard with "missing" keys, there is some space that has zero functionality. It is only for the looks but other then that, it can not be used very good.

For me personally, the bezel is just a bit to big, but I understand the idea. If someone is interested in a compact layout, this board is just the wrong choice.

Firstly as said, that proves his point. Secondly, what in the world do you mean "it can't be used very well"? Do you mean it's not handy? Does it have to be handy? My desk is pretty big and all there is on it is a super sized mouse mat, my mouse, a headphone stand, a 34" screen and occasionally keys/phone. Do you understand how much space that leaves for a keyboard? I'm going to be having the Exent in place of my WhiteFox that I'm currently using and an M10 pad as well and I'll still have an insane amount of space left. This keyboard isn't even big, TKL boards are relatively small.

This is a different design and you can say it defeats the portability/small form factor of a 65% all you want but it's aesthetic. That is the point. I hate having unnecessary bs on my keyboard, numpad and F row are obsolete, so why are you telling me to get a 108 keyboard when I don't want one just because I like the big case this one has?

No one is "right" or "wrong" here, the right choice is the one you want to make and if you want to express your OPINION that is perfectly fine. When you start stating it as fact (as many people seem to), then we have a problem.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 24 January 2017, 13:24:10
It is a work of art, a 'statement', i dont think a keyboard of this background and origin needs to justify its own usefulness (at its core, it is a 65%, my favorite layout). just my opinion anyway
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Tue, 24 January 2017, 13:31:13
So it's been a while since we had any update on when this might be dropping...  the pics were great, thank you for those. But any indication of the options and when we can expect the GB to launch? Last I remember reading was sometime last week! ❤
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: giHefca on Tue, 24 January 2017, 14:25:23
Perfect keyboard for Dasher set
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: fancymans on Tue, 24 January 2017, 14:28:18
So it's been a while since we had any update on when this might be dropping...  the pics were great, thank you for those. But any indication of the options and when we can expect the GB to launch? Last I remember reading was sometime last week! ❤

Tbh I wouldn't mind waiting even longer. My wallet needs to rest and heal.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:08:49
I'm just torn between this board and the RS2+ on MassDrop right now. My plan is to wait for Exent GB until the last day of the drop. If the GB doesn't open in time I'll do the other one.

 Can any one of you fine folk convince me one way or the other?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:13:25
I'm just torn between this board and the RS2+ on MassDrop right now. My plan is to wait for Exent GB until the last day of the drop. If the GB doesn't open in time I'll do the other one.

 Can any one of you fine folk convince me one way or the other?
Take the rs2+ so this becomes more exclusive



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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kiwi99 on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:14:38
I'm just torn between this board and the RS2+ on MassDrop right now. My plan is to wait for Exent GB until the last day of the drop. If the GB doesn't open in time I'll do the other one.

 Can any one of you fine folk convince me one way or the other?

I am from assuming from what I've seen this boards build quality and finishing will be much, much better and well thought out as long as the bezel doesn't bother you like it does for some.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:16:28
I'm just torn between this board and the RS2+ on MassDrop right now. My plan is to wait for Exent GB until the last day of the drop. If the GB doesn't open in time I'll do the other one.

 Can any one of you fine folk convince me one way or the other?

I don't want to come off as rude or anything, but if you need to be convinced to buy into this board you are probably buying it for the wrong reasons and may just end up selling it eventually anyway.

The board is definitely love or hate, personally I love the design. I would never try and convince anyone to buy something at this price. Make a choice for yourself. You'll be much happier with the outcome.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:22:38
I'm just torn between this board and the RS2+ on MassDrop right now. My plan is to wait for Exent GB until the last day of the drop. If the GB doesn't open in time I'll do the other one.

 Can any one of you fine folk convince me one way or the other?

ghostjuggernaut is right, but checkout manofinterest's video review of the last RedScarf78 on Massdrop. It was really informative.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:27:12

I don't want to come off as rude or anything, but if you need to be convinced to buy into this board you are probably buying it for the wrong reasons and may just end up selling it eventually anyway.

The board is definitely love or hate, personally I love the design. I would never try and convince anyone to buy something at this price. Make a choice for yourself. You'll be much happier with the outcome.

I like the design, and I also like the design of the other board. I'd be happy with either one. With the configs I want they'd both be the same price, too. I'm just wondering what some other people's thoughts are. I don't really think that's a problem.


I am from assuming from what I've seen this boards build quality and finishing will be much, much better and well thought out as long as the bezel doesn't bother you like it does for some.

That's what's pushing me towards the Exent. It just looks so...solid. And I have no issue with the bezel, really. The only thing I was worried about was the size of the thing, but after the latest set of pictures, I'm not worried about that either.

Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:29:45

ghostjuggernaut is right, but checkout manofinterest's video review of the last RedScarf78 on Massdrop. It was really informative.

Thanks for that link, that's the kind of thing I was looking for.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: riotonthebay on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:42:44
I'm just torn between this board and the RS2+ on MassDrop right now. My plan is to wait for Exent GB until the last day of the drop. If the GB doesn't open in time I'll do the other one.

 Can any one of you fine folk convince me one way or the other?

ghostjuggernaut is right, but checkout manofinterest's video review of the last RedScarf78 on Massdrop. It was really informative.

Good lord, the typing portions of that video are borderline unbearable.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 24 January 2017, 16:12:01
Watched that video as well.  I think if he'd used Cherry stabilizers and other feet (someone suggested different feet in the comments), most of his annoyance with the keyboard would be mollified.  I'm in disagreement about his disregard for the left-side function keys as a negative for the keyboard, however.  It was a design decision, and if he didn't find that layout convenient, or necessary, or appealing, then there's no reason for him to buy and own that keyboard.  Why complain about it?  It's the same as people complaining about the size of the bezel for EXENT or a random layout they don't want to use: everyone should buy what they think works best for them.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Tue, 24 January 2017, 16:27:02
I'm just torn between this board and the RS2+ on MassDrop right now. My plan is to wait for Exent GB until the last day of the drop. If the GB doesn't open in time I'll do the other one.

 Can any one of you fine folk convince me one way or the other?

It's a tough call, and one I pondered over for a few hours once I saw that Massdrop released. It's arguably my favorite Red Scarf. A 65% form factor and plenty of macro keys if you find yourself missing something vital. And a Zealios switch option I would definitely go for (I like my lighter actuation, so the 65g offered would suite me).

Ultimately I've decided to go with the Exent, unless something goes terribly wrong. And I guess if something does go wrong it'll be too judging by the lack of info that we currently have on this GB haha.
The biggest reason I'm choosing Exent is because of how unique and potentially exclusive/rare it will be. There will always be boards at least relatively similar to the Red Scarf II+ Ver.b. And this is the second time I know of that it's ran, so it might come around again later. But that is not guaranteed with the Exent. We have no idea if we'll ever get another chance to buy it (and I'm guessing we won't; that it'll just be one run).

My other main reason is that the quality of the Exent is going to be superb. Probably worlds better than the Red Scarf II+ Ver.b.

Good luck with your decision man. That's just my conclusion after finding myself in your same situation.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Tue, 24 January 2017, 16:29:39
Wait is Exent going to be a Group Buy? Or will it just go on sale somewhere?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Traveler on Tue, 24 January 2017, 17:03:06
Wait is Exent going to be a Group Buy? Or will it just go on sale somewhere?

Group buy; won't be in a marketplace AFAIK (although any leftovers might end up on one). Fortunately not raffle style though last I heard. But details have already changed without notice about the group buy (like the drop date), so anything could happen.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Tue, 24 January 2017, 17:04:34
I'm just torn between this board and the RS2+ on MassDrop right now. My plan is to wait for Exent GB until the last day of the drop. If the GB doesn't open in time I'll do the other one.

 Can any one of you fine folk convince me one way or the other?

I had a RS68, and IMO, the PCB being used in the Exent is going to be much better - I disliked programming the pcb and feel that it is a little sub-par quality-wise when comparing to others out there now. I think the build quality in general of the Exent is going to be much much better.. Definitely more unique as well. I have since sold my RS68 and am definitely buying the Exent.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: riotonthebay on Tue, 24 January 2017, 17:10:56
Ultimately I've decided to go with the Exent, unless something goes terribly wrong. And I guess if something does go wrong it'll be too judging by the lack of info that we currently have on this GB haha.

Wait is Exent going to be a Group Buy? Or will it just go on sale somewhere?

Group buy; won't be in a marketplace AFAIK (although any leftovers might end up on one). Fortunately not raffle style though last I heard. But details have already changed without notice about the group buy (like the drop date), so anything could happen.

Lol, what are you on about? What lack of info or details changing without notice are you experiencing? This is an IC, the entire point is that some things are still undecided. This is the latest update (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86815.msg2342952#msg2342952) from juahenza. This is how community-run GBs work. :))
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Tue, 24 January 2017, 17:16:28
Ultimately I've decided to go with the Exent, unless something goes terribly wrong. And I guess if something does go wrong it'll be too judging by the lack of info that we currently have on this GB haha.

Wait is Exent going to be a Group Buy? Or will it just go on sale somewhere?

Group buy; won't be in a marketplace AFAIK (although any leftovers might end up on one). Fortunately not raffle style though last I heard. But details have already changed without notice about the group buy (like the drop date), so anything could happen.

Lol, what are you on about? What lack of info or details changing without notice are you experiencing? This is an IC, the entire point is that some things are still undecided. This is the latest update (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86815.msg2342952#msg2342952) from juahenza. This is how community-run GBs work. :))

In their defense, there was a timeline set for the period of last week... And during that period, it was said "soon". I'm not trying to bash anyone, just stating that there was a timeline defined at one point, and Traveler isn't 'on' about anything.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: riotonthebay on Tue, 24 January 2017, 17:20:30
In their defense, there was a timeline set for the period of last week... And during that period, it was said "soon". I'm not trying to bash anyone, just stating that there was a timeline defined at one point, and Traveler isn't 'on' about anything.

Right… and in the meantime, another update has been provided and pictures of the completed prototype have been posted. Everything's clearly progressing, just not as quickly as the GB leaders originally expected. It seems pretty disingenuous to claim that there's been a lack of information and that details are changing out from under our feet, when the only detail that's changed has been when it will start, lol.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: BAS1C on Tue, 24 January 2017, 17:27:23
In their defense, there was a timeline set for the period of last week... And during that period, it was said "soon". I'm not trying to bash anyone, just stating that there was a timeline defined at one point, and Traveler isn't 'on' about anything.

Right… and in the meantime, another update has been provided and pictures of the completed prototype have been posted. Everything's clearly progressing, just not as quickly as the GB leaders originally expected. It seems pretty disingenuous to claim that there's been a lack of information and that details are changing out from under our feet, when the only detail that's changed has been when it will start, lol.

True true. Here's hoping it's soon.. =D  My body is ready.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kconfire on Tue, 24 January 2017, 17:29:53
Why you do this?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Tue, 24 January 2017, 18:14:10

It's a tough call, and one I pondered over for a few hours once I saw that Massdrop released. It's arguably my favorite Red Scarf. A 65% form factor and plenty of macro keys if you find yourself missing something vital. And a Zealios switch option I would definitely go for (I like my lighter actuation, so the 65g offered would suite me).

Ultimately I've decided to go with the Exent, unless something goes terribly wrong. And I guess if something does go wrong it'll be too judging by the lack of info that we currently have on this GB haha.
The biggest reason I'm choosing Exent is because of how unique and potentially exclusive/rare it will be. There will always be boards at least relatively similar to the Red Scarf II+ Ver.b. And this is the second time I know of that it's ran, so it might come around again later. But that is not guaranteed with the Exent. We have no idea if we'll ever get another chance to buy it (and I'm guessing we won't; that it'll just be one run).

My other main reason is that the quality of the Exent is going to be superb. Probably worlds better than the Red Scarf II+ Ver.b.

Good luck with your decision man. That's just my conclusion after finding myself in your same situation.

Glad I'm not the only one, haha. You make some really good points. I'm pretty sure the EXENT is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime board. And I do really love that bezel. PLUS, I've been specifically looking for a heavy board (a huge departure from my HHKB, because holy crap this thing is feather-light) and I think the EXENT fits the bill a lot better than the RS does.

In fact, really just typing all the pros like this really seals the deal on the EXENT for me as well. There really don't seem to be any cons in sight, tbh.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 24 January 2017, 19:34:17
The RS78 is a great board, I absolutely love mine.  That being said, there has been 2 drops within 6 or so months and who knows if there will be another round of the Exent.  I think it's an easy choice on which one to go for.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: yuktsi on Tue, 24 January 2017, 22:57:47
 :rolleyes:

TBH, none of us really love the design until we hold it in hand (true story). Especially for a big Kustom fan like me.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kconfire on Tue, 24 January 2017, 23:27:11
oops forgot to quote your post- how do I delete a comment here?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kconfire on Tue, 24 January 2017, 23:28:23
:rolleyes:

TBH, none of us really love the design until we hold it in hand (true story). Especially for a big Kustom fan like me.

But... but will you do any future GBs for something like TGR Jane?
I missed all the great Custom Keyboard GBs that ever happened in my life (I think)

Although I was able to get the Rama's M65-A and will most likely get this M67 as well, my soul is still empty in the corner with a missing TGR Jane/Duck Viper v2/Duck Orion v2  ;D

Now that my wallet is ready...I can't wait to jump on future GBs!! :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 24 January 2017, 23:34:22
Guys, I am posting the GB thread now  :eek:
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: kconfire on Tue, 24 January 2017, 23:35:40
YASSSSSSSSSSSSSS come to daddy
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: robbles on Wed, 25 January 2017, 00:13:36
Guys, I am posting the GB thread now  :eek:

JUA PLS! I don't see it.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 25 January 2017, 00:31:31
Guys, I am posting the GB thread now  :eek:

Would approve, but it still looks like work in progress?
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Wed, 25 January 2017, 00:36:46
I'm just torn between this board and the RS2+ on MassDrop right now. My plan is to wait for Exent GB until the last day of the drop. If the GB doesn't open in time I'll do the other one.

 Can any one of you fine folk convince me one way or the other?

ghostjuggernaut is right, but checkout manofinterest's video review of the last RedScarf78 on Massdrop. It was really informative.

Good lord, the typing portions of that video are borderline unbearable.
I have a RS68 and I have none of the problems that he has with the 78. There might be a bug difference between the models. My Rs68 is amazing to type on.

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: Jokrik on Wed, 25 January 2017, 01:43:38
:rolleyes:

TBH, none of us really love the design until we hold it in hand (true story). Especially for a big Kustom fan like me.

True, you didn't love me until you touched me

hmmmm....
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Wed, 25 January 2017, 05:40:33
I'm having so much trouble deciding the color that I think I will need 2 :(

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Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ironpup on Wed, 25 January 2017, 06:02:13
Guys, I am posting the GB thread now  :eek:

 :eek: :p
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 25 January 2017, 06:55:09
What's this? (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87213)
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: romevi on Wed, 25 January 2017, 09:33:23
What's this? (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87213)

Looks like the thread for the group buy.
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ntw on Wed, 25 January 2017, 09:57:42
What's this? (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87213)

Looks like the thread for the group buy.

its a signal for us to abandon ship and jump to the groupbuy hype train!!
Title: Re: EXENT 65% Custom Keyboard (most exciting community project of 2017)
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:50:42
I'm gonna go ahead and lock this for OP.