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Offline The_Royal

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SOAP

It’s Always Been SOAP




Hello, my friends!

Click Here To Visit The SOAP Interest Check Form!

This is SOAP (The Cleanest, Freshest Soap Inspired MacroPad)

     This adorable little SOAP initial started as a joke.  Of course it did lol.  Just a fun little troll to the GH Community.  But it seems like People Might Acutually want to buy something like this.  Its cute, functional and a lot of work has been done since its initial start.

So lets get down to some serious details and see whats happening.



The Inspiration:

Fight Cl...

don't talk about it




The Details of SOAP:


Click Here To Visit The SOAP Interest Check Form!

Key Points & Features:
- Designed with SOAP in mind
- Simple Top-Mount
- Smooth, Rounded edges and inner chamfers (Inspired by nature)
- Subtle and Yet, Bold Color Options
- Milled from A solid block of Aluminum. (For Heft and Quality Meme Value)
- Beautiful Enamel Filled Inlay of "SOAP" lettering (Similar to Enamel Pins)

PCB Features:
- USB Type-C
- x3 RGB LED Indicators (Controllable)
- x1 EC11 "Short-Stem" Rotary Encoder
- Powered by QMK




The Following are the Color Options/Materials that will be Available -

  • All SOAP Macro Pad Cases to be Cerakoted/Powder Coated In the Following Colors

 - Bazooka Pink- Cerakote



 - Robin's Egg Blue - Cerakote


 - Winter White - Cerakote (No Enamel Inlay)


 - Soot Grey - Cerakote (Maybe Ano.)




Plate Options:

ProtoType Plates Arrived!


 - 1.5mm Polished Brass

 - 1.5mm Stainless Steel

CNC Milled Rotary Encoder Options:

 - Electro-Polished Brass

 - Polished Stainless Steel

 - "Winter White" Cerakote Finished Aluminum


The Price:

**Obviously The Price Will vary slightly based on options chosen above.

But based on numbers so far.

We are looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of $150.00-$175.00 For A Full Kit With Brass Plate and Brass Knob.  (To give you a general idea)





To Be Continued...

We are currently Prototyping Cases with a smaller GB among the SOAP Supporters.

You can Join us here on the 40% Discord if you want to Participate in the ProtoSOAP GB!

Edit: 8/3/19: Prototype GB Cases are In!
Now just waiting on the Knobs and Stickers :)

The Texture on these is stunning. Feels like a smooth, cold River Pebble.









Click Here To Visit The SOAP Interest Check Form!

To Do:

- Listen to the crazy people wanting SOAP
- Evaluate Prototypes for adjustments and finalizing
- Update Details on PCB when fully tested and complete (a few SOAP weeks)
- Finalize Pricing and Set Up GB Page (GB to be held on my Store Kingly-Keys.xyz)




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Edit - 7/12/19:
The Used to be "Joke" Post lol
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SOAP

It’s Always Been SOAP




SOAP, my friends!

CSOAP Here To Visit The SOAP Intro Intrest Check SOAP!

This is SOAP (Just SOAP)

     This adorable little SOAP has been my dream since I thought about SOAP. A Functional “SOAP” keyboard with a few suds and bubbles

No dirty boys here folks.  Just a simple "SOAP" style mount is about as good as it gets in terms of true SOAP FEEL.  I hope many of you think SOAP is SOAP as well! :)


SOAP (But still SOAP) SOAP Renders











*A Huge Amount of more renders (w/MORE SOAP), soon to come  :thumb:




The Inspiration:

...lemons


Duh








SOAPs Like The:

SOAP-9087U-6



and the Clean-Ja-Good87



They display their MASSIVE SOAP proudly.   

When you see one of these types of SOAP, You know there is STUFF DOING.



But Sometimes, You need just A Little Bit...More...


SOAP THAT IS!!!


The SOAP. & SOAPDetails :


SOAP Here To Visit The SOAP Intro Intrest Check SOAP!

Key Points:
- Designed with SOAP in mind
- SOAP-Style Mounting
- **(Working on Implementing more SOAP)
- USB Type-C (SOAP)
- x3 LED Indicators
- Smooth, rounded edges and inner chamfers (Inspired by nature)
- Subtle and Bold sent options (All Soap Flavor)
- Different Layout Options w/support for Rotary Encoder (because SOAP is still a thing)

Considering the Following SOAP Options-


  • SOAP
-"SOAP" / maybe "Less SOAPr"

  • Anodized:
-SOAP
-SOAP
-SOAP
-SOAP
-SOAP

  • Powder SOAP’ed:
-Pantone 2345c SOAP

  • Full Blown SOAP???



**Other SOAP still TBD (if any)



Plate Options:

  • 1.5mm SOAP Coated Brass
  • 1.5mm Stainless SOAP

*Also curious about offering a "Half-SOAP" option if people seem to want it at all


The Price:

**Obviously The Price will vary based on the SOAP choosen,

but-

-For the base Layout, simple SOAP color, and SS Plate: I'm doing my best to get this in the mid-high Dollars! (Reasonable)




To Be Continued SOAPLY...

This Is still a moderate SOAP

Click Here To SOAP!

To Do:

- Listen to the SOAP
- Enlist help with getting SOAP
- Update Details on PCB when fully tested and complete (a few SOAP weeks)
- Work on Implementing the E-SOAP Display
- Hear back from local SOAP shops
- Work on SOAP’er Renders
- Smile, and remember to SOAP
« Last Edit: Sat, 03 August 2019, 07:49:14 by The_Royal »

Offline The_Royal

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:06:00 »
Could Use More SOAP

Offline Vigrith

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:08:11 »
A useful macro pad with a design that's actually interesting - first one in a long time, I really like this a lot.

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:08:52 »
ne sensitive skin variant avail

Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:09:12 »
First macro I actually feel I could use... following

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:10:02 »
A useful macro pad with a design that's actually interesting - first one in a long time, I really like this a lot.

Thanks! :)

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:11:13 »
ne sensitive skin variant avail

I, myself, am  Known to be quite...

“sensitive”

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:12:22 »
ne sensitive skin variant avail

I, myself, am  Known to be quite...

“sensitive”

please sir

skin irritation is a serious issue

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:13:42 »
ne sensitive skin variant avail

I, myself, am  Known to be quite...

“sensitive”

please sir

skin irritation is a serious issue

I’ll put some Aloe in the box for ya

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:15:48 »
ne sensitive skin variant avail

I, myself, am  Known to be quite...

“sensitive”

please sir

skin irritation is a serious issue

I’ll put some Aloe in the box for ya

bless

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:16:21 »
can i get a geranium scented one

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:18:27 »
Soap is good
The m0ar empty you feel,  the m0ar space for Keycaps..
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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:20:26 »
can i get a geranium scented one

Is it still in stock?

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:21:41 »

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:29:19 »
 This looks good enough to eat.

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:30:24 »
Is for SOAP?

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:32:25 »
This looks good enough to eat.

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LESS THAN WISE

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:32:56 »

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:41:59 »
Full POM Would be so perfect for this...just saying.

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:45:59 »
I’m scared to ask what is happening in this thread.... :-X

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 22:32:43 »
I really hope that someone attempts to cram the PCB into an actual bar of soap.

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 23:27:42 »
You are genius.
Cool design.  :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 23:28:58 »
I use soap

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 23:30:24 »
Clean design.
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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 22 June 2019, 04:42:41 »
Interesting concept.

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 22 June 2019, 09:22:50 »
I use soap

Of course!

Everyone Can SOAP!

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 22 June 2019, 09:24:55 »
Thanks for all the nice words guys lol.

I’ll update this with more “serious” Details next week.  Should be a fun little group buy if this next step works out.

For now...

WE SOAP!

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 22 June 2019, 09:39:11 »
I hope you understand you are now legally required to sell me this.
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 22 June 2019, 09:42:41 »
ne shower gel avail
MOQ means Minimum Order Quantity. You either reach it or you don't, there's no "pushing for higher MOQ", just pushing for more orders.

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 22 June 2019, 13:56:18 »
No memes I've been meaning to try the whole knob in a keyboard thing, and there doesn't seem to be a better board than this.
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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 23 June 2019, 14:10:21 »
I like it a lot, really fun design. Any chance for a 2x rotary encoder option for the sake of symmetry?

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 23 June 2019, 19:45:02 »
Reading all that made me question how SOAP is really spelled lol

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Re: [IC] SOAP - The 15% SOAP
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 23 June 2019, 23:13:46 »
Reading all that made me question how SOAP is really spelled lol

Not even sure if it’s even a real word anymore.

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 25 June 2019, 00:06:16 »
These Will Be The Color Options Offered:
*All Cases will be Cerakoted with White enamel Inlay with one exception - ("Winter White" Case option will have no Enamel painted Inlay)

"Robins Egg Blue":


"Winter White":


"Bazooka Pink":


"Soot Grey"

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 25 June 2019, 00:09:35 »
Custom 14.5mm Stainless Steel or "Winter White" Rotary Encoder Knob Also Will be included in the Kit

*Brass Knob will also be available as an add-on option (extra cost)

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 25 June 2019, 18:35:11 »
Damnit, clicked cuz SOAP and now it's an instabuy. In for blue and pink. <3

Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 25 June 2019, 18:44:52 »
I want pink soap for the fight club memes but that white is lookin mighty fine!

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 25 June 2019, 18:45:39 »
I need this !!  Thank you again for making this I can’t wait to throw all my money at you !!!! Thank you again !!!!

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 26 June 2019, 01:11:58 »
Soapscribed.

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 26 June 2019, 18:36:18 »
I'm really interested in this! Personally, I think it has the perfect number of keys and I like the rotary encoder too. Good layout and the all the colors look nice too. I really hope this gets made.
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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 29 June 2019, 22:43:08 »
This is by far my favorite macro pad I have ever seen.

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 02 July 2019, 10:33:45 »
So clean I love it

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 03 July 2019, 06:39:22 »
Honestly perfect for osu

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 06:17:43 »
Soap
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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest Macro Pad (Don't Drop This)
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 16:21:37 »
Looks interesting, i'd join if it went to GB. I have a soft spot for macro pads

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - No Longer Just A Joke (Prototyping Stage)
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 12 July 2019, 12:21:39 »
Big, & Serious, Update: A lot Of Progress :)

Thanks for supporting this (Once Stupid) Idea!


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Re: [IC] SOAP! - No Longer Just A Joke (Prototyping Stage)
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 13 July 2019, 07:36:41 »
 Watching this space! In for a pink SOAP!
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Re: [IC] SOAP! - No Longer Just A Joke (Prototyping Stage)
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 13 July 2019, 18:39:09 »
Woah.
So lovely.  :thumb: :thumb:
Gonna grab one to use:)

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest of All Macro Pads (Prototyping Stage)
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 13 July 2019, 19:41:16 »
Are custom knobs included in the kit? Can we order extra knobs?

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Re: [IC] SOAP! - The Cleanest of All Macro Pads (Prototyping Stage)
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 13 July 2019, 21:09:46 »
Are custom knobs included in the kit? Can we order extra knobs?

Yes the custom knobs are set to be included. But some will be at different price points.

We have Prototype Knobs on order right now! :D

We will evaluate the factory finish and quality and adjust for changes as needed.