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[IC] TYL Nutcracker V2(GB will be live on today 9am EST)
« on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 07:34:38 »
Hello, my friends on Geekhack,
Last year, we created a very lovely switch opener tool and we called it "Nutcracker"
It has really really aroused intense interest among enthusiasts from the community. After we finished production and shipped the product,
we also try to do many surveys to get feedback from buyers/users, we want:

1) To hear real feedback from the user AFTER they used this tool, about the user experience, about how they feel when they use it and etc.

2) Personal discussion about the Pros and Cons.

The final goal is to improve our product in the future.
 
And today is the date!

We are proud to announce that Nutcracker V2 here, made by TianYue Lab.
V2 has been designed after getting user feedbacks and has been given careful consideration to it.

Every aspect including ergonomics of the tool, not just the cosmetic or looks since it is a tool that has to be held in the user's hand for long periods of time during the usage.
("TianYue" in Chinese means add happiness, that is our initial expectations.)


Render:



Prototype:




Specs:
Made with 6063 aluminium, CNC processed and anodized.
dual-head with cylinder design.

Prototype Testing Video::


Compatibility:
Cherry all the switches
Gateron all the switches
Zeal all the switches
Gsus switch
Holy Panda switches
Sky Outemu switches
Kalih all the switches
(All the switches above are tested by myself and testing video will be uploaded once I finished editing)

Price:
TBD

Colors:
Purple
Black
Green
Blue
Gray
(Color Combination TBD)

Shipping
China EMS

Thank you so much!

For more:
TYL Discord Server Link:
https://discord.gg/e3WVras

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https://www.instagram.com/louix_07/
 
« Last Edit: Sat, 18 May 2019, 03:47:02 by ilouis_07 »

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 07:36:44 »
reserved:)

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 07:39:26 »
Can i get a refund on my old nutcracker?

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 07:40:33 »
Looks indeed much better than V1 in my eyes!

The V1 that I got It's sometimes quite hard to take out the bottom piece of the switch, not sure if this a common issue but if so will this be countered in this newer version?

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 07:43:21 »
If I didnít already have both tools already Iíd definitely be down for this. Very happy with how my TYL R1 Kailh opener works and the finish is very nice!

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 07:45:13 »
Looks indeed much better than V1 in my eyes!

The V1 that I got It's sometimes quite hard to take out the bottom piece of the switch, not sure if this a common issue but if so will this be countered in this newer version?
This was a part of our design tbh, but yup we heard from users and we fixed this problem. So no worry :)

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 07:50:31 »
Interested!

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 07:57:38 »
Do want

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 08:43:57 »
Don't particularly need another set of these but.. It's just too darn cool! I'm going to have to get myself one or two.

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 09:14:46 »
Agree about the bottom of the switch being too difficult to remove.  Ended up not using the v1 due to it.  Hopefully this one does not have the same issue.

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 09:25:35 »
Go bro!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 09:27:12 »
Yeah I'm probably in.  Just got my b-stock in and I'm having the same issue above with certain switches and getting the bottoms out of the tool.
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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 10:18:37 »
Agree about the bottom of the switch being too difficult to remove.  Ended up not using the v1 due to it.  Hopefully this one does not have the same issue.
yeah, the small notch has been already removed. The bottom housing won't be stuck anymore:) I will upload the testing video soon. then you will see how smooth it is now!

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 10:25:24 »
I have missed the first nutcracker, won't miss this, tho :)

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 18:59:25 »
depends on the price but you can count me in.
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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 11:04:39 »
Looking forward to this! I got the MD version which I've read is a tight fit on the MD Holy Pandas, so a newer more universal fit is just what I'm looking for!

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 12:45:55 »
New mock up for Limited Edition V2 (with mini brass weight):

anyone like it?

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 19:05:07 »
New mock up for Limited Edition V2 (with mini brass weight):
Show Image

anyone like it?

BRASSSSSSZZ

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 19:41:27 »
Really good design.

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 20:49:30 »
Limited edition is so nice  :eek:

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 04:39:42 »
Looks good! I think I'll be selling my Durgod V1 Nutcracker and getting one of these instead
In terms of design, have you considered using magnets with a ring of hard plastic instead of the rubber gasket?

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 08:48:49 »
Yes please, as long as it's not too expensive!  :)

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 14:44:32 »
Nice

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 17:41:39 »
Limited Edition please  :cool:

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 02 May 2019, 13:15:38 »
Good to see a more versatile iteration of this product. Interested.

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 03 May 2019, 02:53:30 »
Anodizing samples and color options provided by factory:
Max to 6 colors, depends on moq also. 2 colors in pair, so total will be 3 options!

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 04 May 2019, 11:51:47 »
Sample arrived!



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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 09:12:38 »

Nutcracker V2 Prototype Testing Review is up!

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Consider my nuts cracked! The design looks like it works amazing.

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Does V1 work with holy pandas?   I bought it from massdrop because I am going to lube some holy pandas. 

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Does V1 work with holy pandas?   I bought it from massdrop because I am going to lube some holy pandas.

It works but it's too tight. I had a hard time removing the swtich from the opener.

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Does V1 work with holy pandas?   I bought it from massdrop because I am going to lube some holy pandas.

It works but it's too tight. I had a hard time removing the swtich from the opener.
Same problem when opening V2 zilents

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New mock up for Limited Edition V2 (with mini brass weight):
Show Image

anyone like it?
Loved it!
Also the video preview looks nice

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Does V1 work with holy pandas?   I bought it from massdrop because I am going to lube some holy pandas.
V1 cannot use for panda switches well.(eg:gsus, og panda, md panda and etc). For panda switches, the bottom housing is slightly bigger than usual switches. V2 fixed this problem.

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Excited for HP compatibility.

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is V2 going to be on massdrop too?

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Highly interested for my upcoming build!

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Excited that this will work for pandas now.

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This is awesome. :)
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I probably donít really need one but just want one because why not. 


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I like!

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Good to see that the V2 has Pandas compatibility.

Have you guys considered adding a keychain hole?

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2,Universal Switch Opener(GB soon!)
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 10:11:47 »



Final GB has 3 color options and this :

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2,Universal Switch Opener(GB soon!)
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 19:42:02 »
I am interested but I'm a little wary after my mx nutcracker v1 always required me to yank out the bottom housing regardless of switch type. Has that been fixed in v2?

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2,Universal Switch Opener(GB soon!)
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 20:04:34 »
I am interested but I'm a little wary after my mx nutcracker v1 always required me to yank out the bottom housing regardless of switch type. Has that been fixed in v2?

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Yes, you can check the V2 testing video in IC OP.

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2,Universal Switch Opener(GB soon!)
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 20:40:54 »
just watched the video. looks so effortless compared to my current opener will definitely pick one up in purple :thumb:

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2, Open Variety of Switches in a Simple Way
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 18 May 2019, 02:32:31 »
Agree about the bottom of the switch being too difficult to remove.  Ended up not using the v1 due to it.  Hopefully this one does not have the same issue.
He made a video of it in action, opens all switches with ease, and no bottoms get stuck.
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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2(GB will be live on today 9am EST)
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 18 May 2019, 03:47:35 »
GB will be live on 9pm SGT 18th/May and  9am EST 18th/May)

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Re: [IC] TYL Nutcracker V2(GB will be live on today 9am EST)
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 00:41:43 »
How long will it run?

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