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Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 08:10:24 »
Hi, everybody. I am a keyboard-lover and designer from DT.Heart in China. I have been in this hobby for years and I am delighted to introduce my design.
At first impression, I wanted to design and make a minimalist-esque keyboard, but I am unsure how receptive it will be for fellow keyboard enthusiasts. I have went ahead and made my first edition prototype somewhere this May. Some of the design details did not meet my demands, thus several major modifications are made during my second prototyping process. 
Here is the Mithril 60 keyboard!

Layout: There are two layouts to choose from: Normal 60% or HHKB layout.
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The board uses a large fillet on the corner of the case to cater to a more modern theme. The top case uses a 4mm thick integrated plate as the mounting mechanism.
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Logo on the top right of the casing is made of aluminum finished in silver PVD coating.
PCB uses QMK firmware and USB Type C connector with the port located on the middle of the keyboard.
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The weight is made of stainless steel instead of the traditional brass, making the keyboard a tad heavier with a modern touch. Stainless steel is also more resilient to scratches unlike brass.
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Contents of the Mythril 60 Keyboard:
6063 aluminum top case with integrated plate
6063 aluminum bottom case
Stainless steel weight
Aluminum logo finished in silver PVD
PCB (QMK with USB Type C connector)
Price:278$
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I have spent considerable amount of time on the side and forehead of this keyboard. I will be eager to post the second prototype later along with the group buy details. Thanks for your support.
Mithril 60 is made by DT.heart, a brand-new manufacturer in China. We have spent more a year designing and making this exquisite typing-tool. Please stay with me for this GB.

If you are interested in Mithril or DT.heart  Please join us:  https://discord.gg/mJZ2QR8
 
Previous keyboards: (Jupiter75)(J80)(Morgan40)
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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 08:12:13 »
THANKS!

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 08:17:38 »
Man I lost my first set of mithril to some guy offering free armor trimming.
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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 08:22:20 »
Ahh, too bad itís integrated plate though. Yet to receive my M60A but so far all HHKB-likes with integrated plate sounded not that great to me :(

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 08:33:48 »
Never mind,

There are two versions of this keyboard.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 09:15:33 »
Clean looking board, best of luck for GB!

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 11:43:55 »
I don't think integrated plate is a good idea. Not many people like it.
Your board is lacking some features distinguishing it from others.
If you add bluetooth to your board, it can be a point.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 20:46:25 »
There are two versions of this keyboard.  You can wait for the real thing to come out.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 06:46:23 »
Look great. wait for GB

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 07:17:28 »
sure   gogogo!

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 19:57:16 »
Good keyboard. Looking for GB
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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 20:09:04 »
Looks great. Definitely interested!

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 22:25:06 »
Looks great. Definitely interested!

Thank you for your support. The sample is almost finished. I will update it later.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 06 October 2019, 20:13:14 »
Good keyboard. Looking for GB

Thanks  bro  l will do my best to make  this  keyboard

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 00:27:26 »
Gimme a Dark Purple Top plate and i indeed will the my wallet at screen. GL man

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 07:32:17 »
this looks like a really nice board. Hope to see a GB soon



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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 09:16:46 »
Gimme a Dark Purple Top plate and i indeed will the my wallet at screen. GL man

I'll choose purple.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 18:09:27 »
I like this sort of simplicity.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 19:52:52 »
Looks good!

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 21:04:43 »
This is very elegant

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 22:19:51 »
This is very elegant

Thank you for your support. I will update it synchronously.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 01:19:11 »

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 05:05:25 »
I like this sort of simplicity.

Simple but not simple

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 20:23:42 »
this looks like a really nice board. Hope to see a GB soon
Soon group buying will open

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 21:42:44 »
definitely interested!

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 20:20:30 »
definitely interested!

Thank you for your support. I'll make it with my heart.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 22:50:56 »
Agree that some distinguishing features are needed even for this version to be able to stand out from other HHKB boards, ie. rama m60. 

also ne wkl avail? 

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 02:05:17 »
Agree that some distinguishing features are needed even for this version to be able to stand out from other HHKB boards, ie. rama m60. 

also ne wkl avail?

two version  of this  keyboard

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 04:23:50 »
Agree that some distinguishing features are needed even for this version to be able to stand out from other HHKB boards, ie. rama m60. 

also ne wkl avail?

two version  of this  keyboard

Looking forward to a WKL version~ make it happen plz  (*^▽^*)

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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 21:03:15 »
Agree that some distinguishing features are needed even for this version to be able to stand out from other HHKB boards, ie. rama m60. 

also ne wkl avail?

two version  of this  keyboard

Looking forward to a WKL version~ make it happen plz  (*^▽^*)



Okay, I'll think about it.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 02:11:29 »
Looks nice! Wish you would reconsider for a standard top mount plate though. Really dont like the feel of integrated plates.

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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 05:04:43 »
Looks nice! Wish you would reconsider for a standard top mount plate though. Really dont like the feel of integrated plates.


Okay, I'll think about it.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 15:29:06 »
Would be super interested if not for the integrated plate, super nice design though good luck with GB

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 11:56:11 »
Would be super interested if not for the integrated plate, super nice design though good luck with GB

We also have  the top mount

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 13:04:50 »
I love the design - what is the concern about integrated plate vs separate? is it because people want more flex (e.g. half plate, poly plate, etc)? or is there some limitation this imposes on the keyboard?
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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 07:00:44 »
Ahh, too bad itís integrated plate though. Yet to receive my M60A but so far all HHKB-likes with integrated plate sounded not that great to me :(

Pretty much my thoughts. Once you've gone split space on 60% it's hard to go back

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 08:09:58 »
Ahh, too bad itís integrated plate though. Yet to receive my M60A but so far all HHKB-likes with integrated plate sounded not that great to me :(

Pretty much my thoughts. Once you've gone split space on 60% it's hard to go back

Hmm, never tried split space, guess aesthetics are more important to me than ergonomics after all :D

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 21:29:52 »
I love the design - what is the concern about integrated plate vs separate? is it because people want more flex (e.g. half plate, poly plate, etc)? or is there some limitation this imposes on the keyboard?


First of all, thank you. I'll have three options about plate in group purchase.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 07:58:03 »
Ahh, too bad itís integrated plate though. Yet to receive my M60A but so far all HHKB-likes with integrated plate sounded not that great to me :(

Pretty much my thoughts. Once you've gone split space on 60% it's hard to go back

Hmm, never tried split space, guess aesthetics are more important to me than ergonomics after all :D

do  you  like the split space?

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 08:56:59 »
can you add wkl layout ? :D

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 20:26:42 »
can you add wkl layout ? :D


I'll give you as many choices as I can

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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 03:49:15 »
I love the design - what is the concern about integrated plate vs separate? is it because people want more flex (e.g. half plate, poly plate, etc)? or is there some limitation this imposes on the keyboard?

Integrated plate = harsh bottom out. But it is not the biggest issues and some people do like it this way. The biggest issues is sound. Integrated plate boards are usually very pingy and echoey, which makes boards sound terrible (imo!) with almost any kind of a switch, but especially tactiles like Holy Panda / Zealios V2.

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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 13:28:15 »
I love the design - what is the concern about integrated plate vs separate? is it because people want more flex (e.g. half plate, poly plate, etc)? or is there some limitation this imposes on the keyboard?

Integrated plate = harsh bottom out. But it is not the biggest issues and some people do like it this way. The biggest issues is sound. Integrated plate boards are usually very pingy and echoey, which makes boards sound terrible (imo!) with almost any kind of a switch, but especially tactiles like Holy Panda / Zealios V2.

ok  i see

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 22:43:55 »
When to star GB

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 03:47:32 »
Looks great. Although I would like to see a WKL layout and non integrated plate if possible. Otherwise Iíd 100% be in.

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« Reply #46 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 20:16:27 »
Looks great. Although I would like to see a WKL layout and non integrated plate if possible. Otherwise Iíd 100% be in.

Thank you for your advice. I'll think about it carefully. When we open the group, we will definitely have the option of separating the locating plate.

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« Reply #47 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 20:47:13 »
When to star GB

Before November 1st


Before that, there will be 5 sets of samples with 5 colors, which will provide reference for group buying and color selection.

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Re: Mithril 60% (hhkb)-Dt.heart 【Lab】
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 23 October 2019, 06:26:32 »
Any new pics?