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Offline Kasterborous

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Greetings!

Welcome to the group buy for our debut keyboard, the HEX.3C!
This GB will be run in the FCFS(First Come First Serve) format.

GB Form HERE:GB FORM
*Form will remain locked until 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8

50 MORE SPOTS AVAIL HERE @ 16/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8

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The HEX.3C is a simple 60% keyboard designed to challenge the current budget market while offering a better typing experience with its unique mounting system.
We are aiming to achieve the gasket mounted experience with Poron-washers.


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This reduces the stiffness that's characteristic of bottom-mount boards.
It also reduces the resonance that metals have when in contact with other metals.
Relief cuts have also been made on the plate to achieve a more even acoustic profile,
and reduce the harshness around the mounting points.


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Here's a transparent side view for a better explanation and visualisation of how the keyboard will look like internally

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Typing Tests

Gateron Inks w GMK Violet on Cream
Gateron Milky Yellows with ePBT SimpleJA
Video by Fatboychard:
*We used the faulty v1 plate for this video so that's the result of the unsatisfactory spacebar upstroke pinging you can hear. We've since fixed this issue as shown below.

Video by HEX Keyboards Youtube

Specifications:
Case: Alu 6061
Colors: Black, Grey, Silver, Navy and E-White
Weight: 900g for the base kit
Plate(s):
Universal Plate


ANSI w fixed 7u bottom row


Plate materials:Teal Anodized Aluminum, Clear PVD Brass, Black POM
PCBs: This keyboard will be fully compatible with DZ60 and its variants.
Typing Angle: 7
MOQ:125units

The price for the base-kit (i.e. aluminum plate + non-e-white case) will be at $140.
PVD Brass Plate/E-white options will require a top-up. 
Shipping will be invoiced separately. Additional plates will be available for purchase

Do join the discord server for updates:D I S C O R D
Keep an eye on our Instagram for the latest news and renders too! 

Color Options:

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Additional Renders:
ePBT TA Origins

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GMK Masterpiece

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« Last Edit: Thu, 16 April 2020, 00:27:14 by Kasterborous »

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 14:58:51 »
Reserved for updates :)

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 09:08:06 »
some of the images broken for me.

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 09:27:02 »
some of the images broken for me.

they were being uploaded, apologies  :eek:

Offline victorpre

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 09:51:29 »
Great price, what's the ETA for the boards to be shipped?

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 12:52:55 »
Nice little keyboard and congrats to the FCFS winners. Hope this turns out well with a swift and smooth GB!
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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 13:07:01 »
Nice little keyboard and congrats to the FCFS winners. Hope this turns out well with a swift and smooth GB!

Yeah this case looks really great at the price! I think the flex cuts on the plates & the burger mount should make for a very nice typing experience. I had the form up & was gonna jump on one, but really couldn't justify another 60% MX board right now. Figured better to let it go to someone who will build it up quickly, rather than having one sitting on my shelf.

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 14:45:06 »
These sold out really fast! Congrats!  :)

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 23:44:23 »
Oh I miss this GB! :confused:

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 11 April 2020, 06:50:33 »
I was going to jump onboard but sadly missed out. I've been lurking on the IC for a while, and I know the group buy juust finished recently but I wanted to ask if another round would be up for the future? Congrats on sold out btw.

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 11 April 2020, 11:12:31 »
Nice little keyboard and congrats to the FCFS winners. Hope this turns out well with a swift and smooth GB!

Thanks for the well wishes Tex!

Great price, what's the ETA for the boards to be shipped?
A good estimate would be 2-3 months barring any COVID-19 related issues.

I was going to jump onboard but sadly missed out. I've been lurking on the IC for a while, and I know the group buy juust finished recently but I wanted to ask if another round would be up for the future? Congrats on sold out btw.
Yes, but we're more likely to come up with a different product first.

These sold out really fast! Congrats!  :)
Thanks buddy, all the best with Masterpiece :)

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (Starts 09/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 16 April 2020, 00:20:03 »
Hey yalls! We've been working hard in getting our website up and running in the past few days. We did this so that the payment and ordering process for our products would be painless for everyone in the future. as a way to celebrate our website's official launch, we've also decided to open up 50 more spots for the 3C. Same rules apply, limited to 1 order a person, extra plates are limited to 1 per material. We will be unlocking the site at 2200 GMT+8 16/4/20. hexkeyboards.com

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (50 more spots, 16/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 16 April 2020, 00:43:37 »
Will any universal plate/pcb work on this?

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (50 more spots, 16/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 16 April 2020, 01:09:52 »
Will any universal plate/pcb work on this?
Any 60% PCBs will work. Our case is designed to work with our plate only.

Offline Kaleidoua

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (50 more spots, 16/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 16 April 2020, 03:19:37 »
So I see there are new spots available today but the link doesn't work yet?
And also what is the price for this if shipped to EU? :)

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (50 more spots, 16/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 16 April 2020, 09:02:57 »
Site dead :(

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (50 more spots, 16/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 16 April 2020, 09:25:16 »
Site dead :(

Looks like it was opened up and then closed quickly. New winners were announced on Discord.

Edit: there's something weird in that URL. Go to https://hexkeyboards.com/ instead.
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Offline Dopamine

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (50 more spots, 16/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 16:03:12 »
Did they all sell out? even the 50 extra ones?

Offline mchanneh

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Re: [GB] HEX.3C - THE Budget 60% (50 more spots, 16/04/20 2200hrs GMT+8)
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 17:10:00 »
I believe so, the site says so!
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