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Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 29 August 2018, 22:16:01 »
How are things coming along on this board? Any updates? 
(I hope things are progressing smoothly!)

Offline vonswoopington

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 17 September 2018, 22:25:57 »
If anyone wants to give up their spot please PM me lol. :p
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Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 23:07:54 »
Things still on track for this board?  It's been pretty quiet here for awhile.
I did see on the ZFrontier site that it's expected to ship in October still. 

Offline Nonster

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #53 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 15:01:12 »
Things still on track for this board?  It's been pretty quiet here for awhile.
I did see on the ZFrontier site that it's expected to ship in October still.

Was wondering the same thing myself. Hopefully we get an update soon, pretty excited for this board.
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Offline AuthenticDanger

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 15 October 2018, 15:25:47 »
Looking forward to an update on this board!
F Keys belong on the left.

Offline oldcat

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 15 October 2018, 17:54:49 »
Things still on track for this board?  It's been pretty quiet here for awhile.
I did see on the ZFrontier site that it's expected to ship in October still.

From what I heard this is shipping soon. Join the alf discord if you haven't already :)

Offline vonswoopington

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #56 on: Sat, 27 October 2018, 11:12:39 »
Gonna try this again. If anyone wants to sell me their spot please pm me!! :)
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Offline vonswoopington

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 22:34:42 »
Ok I was offered a spot! Anyone looking to trade a white case with purple plate for a black case with red plate with rgb option?  PM me please. Thanks!
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Offline Jkush463

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #58 on: Sun, 18 November 2018, 03:19:08 »
anyone wants to get out of there spot hit me up.

Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 01 December 2018, 08:20:39 »
Anyone heard any updates on this board? 
It was originally estimated to ship in October, but we're well past that now. 

Offline ptiede

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 01 December 2018, 09:03:36 »
Anyone heard any updates on this board? 
It was originally estimated to ship in October, but we're well past that now.
I just got my shipping notification yesterday

Offline clik_clak

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #61 on: Sat, 01 December 2018, 09:04:27 »
Anyone heard any updates on this board? 
It was originally estimated to ship in October, but we're well past that now.

A few of us got shipping notification from Zfrontier yesterday.

Mine will be here Monday.

Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 01 December 2018, 09:43:42 »
Anyone heard any updates on this board? 
It was originally estimated to ship in October, but we're well past that now.
I just got my shipping notification yesterday

Anyone heard any updates on this board? 
It was originally estimated to ship in October, but we're well past that now.

A few of us got shipping notification from Zfrontier yesterday.

Mine will be here Monday.


Ah cool, good to hear guys. 
I haven't gotten one yet, but I'll be on the lookout for it!


Offline clik_clak

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #63 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 22:40:47 »
Anyone heard any updates on this board? 
It was originally estimated to ship in October, but we're well past that now.
I just got my shipping notification yesterday

Anyone heard any updates on this board? 
It was originally estimated to ship in October, but we're well past that now.

A few of us got shipping notification from Zfrontier yesterday.

Mine will be here Monday.


Ah cool, good to hear guys. 
I haven't gotten one yet, but I'll be on the lookout for it!

Got mine today. Shipping weight was a whopping 4.2kg, which I like. Case is beautiful, a different white than I've seen on any other keyboard.

Unfortunately my pcb was damaged in shipping. The on/off toggle switch for the bluetooth was damaged (aka. half the switch was torn off the board). It also looks like the switch moving around gouged the pcb and the traces across the Del key were damaged and that key doesn't work. There's bare copper across both traces.

I just hope zfrontier got extra pcb's to help remedy the situation.

Offline ChQuNg

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #64 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 00:41:48 »
Just got mine today too and the packaging was done poorly. My entire box was damaged and mangled. I havenít check the pcb but it wasnít well protected either.

Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #65 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 06:25:48 »
Oh man, considering how expensive this board is, I'm rather nervous now. 
 :eek:

Online dimo

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #66 on: Sun, 09 December 2018, 04:12:29 »
iíll buy a gray/green if anyone is willing >.>

Offline oldcat

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #67 on: Sun, 09 December 2018, 14:47:55 »
Just got mine today too and the packaging was done poorly. My entire box was damaged and mangled. I havenít check the pcb but it wasnít well protected either.

what kind of shipping packaging was used?

Offline vonswoopington

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #68 on: Sun, 09 December 2018, 15:02:30 »
While everyone is getting their mangled packages I'm still waiting on zfrontier to transfer a spot to me from another member.  It'll be a month next week since my initial request.  For those who received damaged packages: did zfrontier reply to you?
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Offline vewy_nice

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 11:23:22 »
Just got mine today too and the packaging was done poorly. My entire box was damaged and mangled. I haven’t check the pcb but it wasn’t well protected either.

what kind of shipping packaging was used?
Mine showed up wrapped in 2 plastic DHL envelopes. No external protection was provided around the keyboard box.

My box was a little banged up, but nothing like what is seen above.

Also, I already posted this in the discord, but the diode for my DOWN arrow was split clean in two, and the key didn't work. Luckily I have the parts and skills to repair it, and my PCB works 100%.
Others might not be so lucky though.

I haven't complained about my mangled box, because I'm alright as long as my board works. The case itself wasn't damaged at all, so I'll count myself lucky.

The damn fake "velvet" nonsense of the inner packaging gets frickin' EVERYWHERE though. I hate it.
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Offline oldcat

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 11:24:38 »
Just got mine today too and the packaging was done poorly. My entire box was damaged and mangled. I havenít check the pcb but it wasnít well protected either.

what kind of shipping packaging was used?
Mine showed up wrapped in 2 plastic DHL envelopes. No external protection was provided around the keyboard box.

My box was a little banged up, but nothing like what is seen above.

Also, I already posted this in the discord, but the diode for my DOWN arrow was split clean in two, and the key didn't work. Luckily I have the parts and skills to repair it, and my PCB works 100%.
Others might not be so lucky though.

That kind of packaging not acceptable.

Offline booleanjulien

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 15:05:19 »
iíll buy a gray/green if anyone is willing >.>

For GMK DMG amirite?

Offline Darknight00z

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 17:00:38 »
iíll buy a gray/green if anyone is willing >.>

For GMK DMG amirite?

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Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 17:43:28 »

The damn fake "velvet" nonsense of the inner packaging gets frickin' EVERYWHERE though. I hate it.

I'm gonna assume it's some sort of flocking, and perhaps the excess was not shaken out very well after it was applied.
Or... considering the state these packages have arrived in after shipping, perhaps the flocking has been falling out due to the rough ride. 

Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #74 on: Tue, 11 December 2018, 06:29:12 »
I have good news and bad news.

The bad news is that I got a email this morning from someone at Zfrontier, saying that there had been a mix up in production... I had picked the "3 Lamps" option but the Renova logo option was made instead. 
Not the end of the world there, though.  So I'm okay with that.  Anyone else have a similar mix-up?

The good news, I take from this, is that my board hasn't been shipped yet.  So I took the opportunity to mention some of the shipping issues some of you have encountered in my reply, and expressed my hope that the packaging can be improved for the remainder of boards coming out. 

Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #75 on: Fri, 14 December 2018, 07:04:36 »
Mine has been shipped now, and looks like I could have it by Wednesday. 
Crossing fingers for arriving safe and sound!

Offline vewy_nice

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 19 December 2018, 11:20:13 »
Does anyone wanna trade main case colors with me? I've got white/purple, and I kinda wish I got one of the other main colors.
I'd be interested as long as the mid-piece/weight isn't red. Just main case minus mid-piece/weight would be cool, too.
I'd like to keep my plate... Mainly just because I already soldered it and desoldering is a pain.

I can also offer PCB repair/diagnosis for extra PCB's once you get new ones, if people are interested.

Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 19:35:05 »
Okay, I finally have mine in hand!  And I have to say, it's very cool. 

I have a few initial pics to share, but the quality isn't great.  I'm afraid it's winter time in Iowa, so unfortunately it's just plain dark during any hour I'm at home. (Stupid work gets all my nice daylight hours.).

My main concern about this was if it would arrive safe and sound, after some of you shared your shipping experiences here.  I have to join those of you whose Renova box didn't fare the travel well.  Which is a real shame, because it's a lovely and well done box design!
It just didn't hold up to the rigors of international shipping.





The board itself arrived in much better shape.  On the motherboard, there is one small dent in what looks to be a kind of metal shroud (see pic) but I don't think that will cause any functional problems. 
The case itself, which is still shrink-wrapped at the moment, is in flawless condition. It has a very nice heft to it.  I'll share better pics of it later, but I'm very happy with it.


One small surprise of note is that apparently the case uses allen style screws, which I didn't expect.  I'm not sure what size they are off the bat, so I'll have to do some trial and error there - unless someone here knows the size off the top of their head. 

This is going to be a fun project to work on, when I have the chance to do so!
For the time being, I'm waiting on the keycaps that I intend to put on it.... SA Amber Screen.

Offline KeLorean

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Re: [GB] ALF X3 Renova GB ENDED
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 13:12:53 »
i need some money, so i have a x3 up for sale. just pm me


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