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Offline valkyr1e

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 15:10:22 »
Some ano samples shared on Discord:

Is it possible to have the black pvd weight alongside these ano samples?

Offline jwilthethrill

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #101 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:55:00 »
in for an e-white with PC plate, can't wait!

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #102 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:56:04 »
Oh that purple is actually quite nice. Dang.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #103 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 00:01:03 »
Any other renders of the purple case? I'm really interested in joining



Offline hyppialonso

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #104 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 05:24:49 »
is shipping included in the price $265 ?

Offline bengine

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #105 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 05:28:59 »
is shipping included in the price $265 ?
Yes

Offline hyppialonso

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #106 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 05:34:21 »
sorry to bother again but may I know what plate option should I go for If I want to order HHKB layout, universal or Tsangan/WKL?

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #107 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 05:40:28 »
sorry to bother again but may I know what plate option should I go for If I want to order HHKB layout, universal or Tsangan/WKL?
Both support HHKB layout, but best will be to use Tsangan/WKL plate, since itíll has less cutouts.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #108 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 06:34:15 »

Offline ArmedPenguin

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #109 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 07:38:42 »
I suppose e-white is prone to yellowing over time? Anyone with experience on this?

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #110 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 08:19:23 »
I suppose e-white is prone to yellowing over time? Anyone with experience on this?
I would be more concerned with cracking from what I've heard about e-coating's susceptibility to UV light damage. If in doubt, maybe just stick to a standard finish.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #111 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 08:48:46 »
I suppose e-white is prone to yellowing over time? Anyone with experience on this?

some preliminary research tells me that yellowing generally occurs as a fault of the application/curing process. I don't think you're going to experience any yellowing under most circumstances.
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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 09:15:01 »
What do people think of polycarb plate with tactile switches? To me this seems like it would give the most pleasant typing experience and dampened/deeper sound?

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #113 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 09:19:26 »
That purple though. I hope it is really that dark and not pale or lacking in saturation for the final unit

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #114 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 10:00:08 »
That purple though. I hope it is really that dark and not pale or lacking in saturation for the final unit

I hope you're not talking about the render. Did you see the images of the sample? It's pretty vibrant, at least in that lighting.
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Offline ramblinrose

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #115 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 11:50:28 »
Some ano samples shared on Discord:
Still no green....
this :(

If the green is anything like kbd67 - it will be very nice. It's a great forest green shade.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #116 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 11:57:35 »
Which firmware is supported?

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #117 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 12:00:23 »
Which firmware is supported?
ai03 confirmed in the IC that it will support QMK

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #118 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 13:44:40 »
What do people think of polycarb plate with tactile switches? To me this seems like it would give the most pleasant typing experience and dampened/deeper sound?

Poly plate will give most flex, compare to fr4 and brass. It's all about preference. I got the brass plate, most likely going for holy yoks, will consider linears too. Too many good linear switches though, will have to do more reading.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #119 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 15:47:59 »
What do people think of polycarb plate with tactile switches? To me this seems like it would give the most pleasant typing experience and dampened/deeper sound?

Poly plate will give most flex, compare to fr4 and brass. It's all about preference. I got the brass plate, most likely going for holy yoks, will consider linears too. Too many good linear switches though, will have to do more reading.

Yeah I am thinking Zilent v2.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #120 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 18:48:40 »
300 sold, baby! Where da hype at?!

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #121 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 18:53:15 »
in for PC, wish me luck yall   ;)

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #122 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 19:05:53 »
I still havenít placed mine yet


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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #123 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 19:27:33 »
What do people think of polycarb plate with tactile switches? To me this seems like it would give the most pleasant typing experience and dampened/deeper sound?

it's pretty good, that's my plan anyways.
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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #124 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 19:52:09 »

Offline jooobe

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #125 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 21:48:08 »
So the pcb has underglow?

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #126 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 00:18:34 »
So the pcb had underflow?

You must mean underglow. I don't think so. No room to glow while sandwiched between foams.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #127 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 07:05:13 »
So the pcb had underflow?

You must mean underglow. I don't think so. No room to glow while sandwiched between foams.

The pcb have smd rgb leds on the underside. Bottom foam pad have cutouts too. Though if you are not getting poly case, the rgb will be of no use.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #128 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 08:46:20 »
So the pcb had underflow?

You must mean underglow. I don't think so. No room to glow while sandwiched between foams.
Kbdfans staff says it does, I don't see it mentioned any where tho

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #129 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 08:46:43 »
So the pcb had underflow?

You must mean underglow. I don't think so. No room to glow while sandwiched between foams.

The pcb have smd rgb leds on the underside. Bottom foam pad have cutouts too. Though if you are not getting poly case, the rgb will be of no use.
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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #130 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 10:12:04 »
Great looking board at a great price, so tempted  :)

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #131 on: Sun, 11 August 2019, 10:39:01 »
Who do we have to poke to get a better indication what "forest green" will look like?

Offline valkyr1e

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #132 on: Sun, 11 August 2019, 16:49:25 »
Who do we have to poke to get a better indication what "forest green" will look like?

Probably close to this:

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #133 on: Sun, 11 August 2019, 19:54:02 »
Don't know if it's allowed but can I post the color samples from discord here for people by chance?

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #134 on: Sun, 11 August 2019, 20:06:00 »
Don't know if it's allowed but can I post the color samples from discord here for people by chance?
Yes

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #135 on: Sun, 11 August 2019, 20:25:44 »
Hey, new to the community, is a value case like this rare? I'm debating on buying a second one if it's not frequent to get a clean aesthetic like this case at a solid price.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #136 on: Sun, 11 August 2019, 20:37:09 »
Hey, new to the community, is a value case like this rare?

no but the odds of it being run again are unclear

buying 2 now is a lot easier than trying to find a second one in the exact spec you want later
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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #137 on: Sun, 11 August 2019, 20:41:59 »
This a like a two for one deal

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #138 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 08:10:08 »
For those who are wondering:

A picture of the KBD8x mkii space gray (should be very similar to the Polaris space gray) with the Polaris black pvd weight.


Credit to AI03. It was posted on the Polaris discord server.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #139 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 08:34:57 »
For those who are wondering:

A picture of the KBD8x mkii space gray (should be very similar to the Polaris space gray) with the Polaris black pvd weight.
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Credit to AI03. It was posted on the Polaris discord server.
Is there any way to get a better pic? That looks brown with the lighting

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #140 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 09:07:37 »
Who do we have to poke to get a better indication what "forest green" will look like?

Probably close to this:
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I would absolutely not assume or hope that's what it looks like. I know he's called it "forest green" but based on 100% of the evidence presented, it will be saturated green-green. Not forest green. The "burgundy red" is almost fire red / slightly orange. the renders look nothing like the anodized samples.

My guess is that he came up with the names and gave those to whoever was doing the renders - then he made a color swatch and gave that to the manu. We've wound up with two drastically different ideas of what the boards will look like, but all with the same (wrong) color names.

Just my two sense: the entire first two weeks of this GB has been people asking for COHESIVE color samples. people aren't asking for white balanced/extremely color accurate samples, they're just asking for all of the colors to be as close to final and all laid out next to each other. I don't think it's an unreasonable request - I do think that ai03 has put in a bunch of hard work and is frustrated with what seems like "a small issue". Conversely, people are frustrated because they think something as simple as color samples should be a priority for any group buy.


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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #141 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 10:23:21 »
Who do we have to poke to get a better indication what "forest green" will look like?

Probably close to this:
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I would absolutely not assume or hope that's what it looks like. I know he's called it "forest green" but based on 100% of the evidence presented, it will be saturated green-green. Not forest green. The "burgundy red" is almost fire red / slightly orange. the renders look nothing like the anodized samples.

My guess is that he came up with the names and gave those to whoever was doing the renders - then he made a color swatch and gave that to the manu. We've wound up with two drastically different ideas of what the boards will look like, but all with the same (wrong) color names.

Just my two sense: the entire first two weeks of this GB has been people asking for COHESIVE color samples. people aren't asking for white balanced/extremely color accurate samples, they're just asking for all of the colors to be as close to final and all laid out next to each other. I don't think it's an unreasonable request - I do think that ai03 has put in a bunch of hard work and is frustrated with what seems like "a small issue". Conversely, people are frustrated because they think something as simple as color samples should be a priority for any group buy.

Considering this is being run through KBDfans I don't think its unreasonable that they can achieve "forest green" to the extent they have in other boards like the tofu. Kbdfans has run two distinct greens before. The darker green and a bright green. I don't see how either could be confused with each other and the bright green is far off from the swatch they are trying to match to on the website. I do agree the renders do not match the swatches well, but IMO the swatches match reality better. Just look at the swatch for "burgandy red." It looks exactly like you described of an orange red.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #142 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 10:41:53 »
Hence why black will probably be the most popular colour, people have been burnt too many times with mismatching colours...

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #143 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 10:49:48 »
Hence why black will probably be the most popular colour, people have been burnt too many times with mismatching colours...

Or that its a basic color that matches tons of keycap sets (way better than grey imo)... No way a large portion of buyers are as caught up in the shades of the colors like yall are.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #144 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 11:01:30 »
It's a decent chunk of change. I'm not going to be getting one unless a color sample for the green is released, this is absurd. So, count me out I guess.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #145 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 11:32:44 »
Hence why black will probably be the most popular colour, people have been burnt too many times with mismatching colours...

Or that its a basic color that matches tons of keycap sets (way better than grey imo)... No way a large portion of buyers are as caught up in the shades of the colors like yall are.
Heaven forbid people dropping $265 on a product want to be as informed as they possibly can about the product they are purchasing lol

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #146 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 12:28:24 »
It's a decent chunk of change. I'm not going to be getting one unless a color sample for the green is released, this is absurd. So, count me out I guess.

Since the Fusion60 ran through KBDFans, it'd be nice if they could confirm that colors from that board will be similar to the Polaris' colors. But I suppose this is one of the pitfalls of going with a medium tier manufacturer, not a high end one.

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« Reply #147 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 12:40:34 »
Hence why black will probably be the most popular colour, people have been burnt too many times with mismatching colours...

Or that its a basic color that matches tons of keycap sets (way better than grey imo)... No way a large portion of buyers are as caught up in the shades of the colors like yall are.
Heaven forbid people dropping $265 on a product want to be as informed as they possibly can about the product they are purchasing lol

I was responding to the contention that black will be the highest sold color because people are spooked of the other colors and not because its always a popular color choice.

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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #148 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 12:44:11 »
Hence why black will probably be the most popular colour, people have been burnt too many times with mismatching colours...

Or that its a basic color that matches tons of keycap sets (way better than grey imo)... No way a large portion of buyers are as caught up in the shades of the colors like yall are.


LOL I can see you're not a Discord user. I've spent the last week in discord watching people ask about colors. If you think this isn't the biggest point of contention for most people, I'd have to disagree.

And that's my biggest point: for something that doesn't actually have anything to do with the performance or value offered here, why is it such a pain in the ass? why is something "so simple and not important" so hard to nail down? if it's "not a big deal" then the board should not have been offered in multiple colors OR the GB should not have gone live until they were finalized. I agree, color isn't important. But you don't offer a bunch of color options and let people just figure it out when they get the product.




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Re: [GB] Polaris
« Reply #149 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 13:06:15 »
Hence why black will probably be the most popular colour, people have been burnt too many times with mismatching colours...

Or that its a basic color that matches tons of keycap sets (way better than grey imo)... No way a large portion of buyers are as caught up in the shades of the colors like yall are.


LOL I can see you're not a Discord user. I've spent the last week in discord watching people ask about colors. If you think this isn't the biggest point of contention for most people, I'd have to disagree.

And that's my biggest point: for something that doesn't actually have anything to do with the performance or value offered here, why is it such a pain in the ass? why is something "so simple and not important" so hard to nail down? if it's "not a big deal" then the board should not have been offered in multiple colors OR the GB should not have gone live until they were finalized. I agree, color isn't important. But you don't offer a bunch of color options and let people just figure it out when they get the product.

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That's why you just buy Poly, White, black, or silver unless you are willing to gamble getting screwed on less obvious colorways