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[IC] CU65 - GB IS LIVE!
« on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 10:51:36 »
Information:

The CU65 is a 65% mechanical keyboard kit.


The kit consists of five pieces; the aluminium top case, aluminium base plate, aluminium footbar, rubber foot and PCB.

The top case is high-profile and features an integrated plate. The integrated plate supports ANSI and ISO layouts with standard capslock and bottom row.

The PCB supports SMD RGB LEDs, hot-swap sockets, PCB/Screw-In stabs, PCB/Plate Mount switches and the software can be customised via QMK. There are two PCBS, one for ISO and one for ANSI.


The footbar is full length and provides support for the top case. The gradient is 8degrees.

Price:


- £112.49(exVAT) / £134.99 (inc VAT)
- Approx $140

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227934-0
227936-1
227938-2
227940-3
227942-4


GB Date:


01-12-2019


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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 12:20:43 »
Woohoo - really nice

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 13:04:41 »
I like it!


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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 13:51:50 »
Glad to see a nice alu board that doesn't cost an arm and a leg for a change! :-)

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 14:28:00 »
Can I use this without the footbar at a 0 degree angle?

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 15:24:43 »
Whats the angle on it ?

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 16:04:25 »
Whats the angle on it ?


The footbar is full length and provides support for the top case. The gradient is 8degrees.

Here you go.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 17:35:06 »
Awesome looking board at a great price, so nice to see! Any chance of adding split BS support? I really like everything about this board other than that big ass backspace. I don't get how a 2u backspace & 1.5u pipe key became the standard ANSI layout? Once I started to use split BS it felt much more natural & wastes less space as a bonus. Anyways glad to see you decided to keep the cost as low as possible on this as it really looks to represent an awesome value. Even if you can't work in split BS support I'll probably buy one just to build to support such a great project. Even on my boards that have a dedicated ANSI layout I'll just flip the pipe & BS key through QMK.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 19:33:43 »
Very interesting. Anymore pics of the insides?

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 01:01:22 »
Would love for it to be wireless

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 06:09:11 »
The pcb seems to support many features like hot swap sockets and smd leds, but is any of that actually on the pcb?
Hot swapping is something highly sought after in my household. By me :)

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 06:17:52 »
Will you have an EU proxy (like for the CU80) if brexit happens?

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 08:09:01 »
This is very good. Colour options would be nice, but nothing wrong with grey. Given how popular 65% is though, it would make sense to have some options.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 10:44:12 »
Will the PCB Hotswap or can you buy just the case and leave out the pcb?



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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 10:58:49 »
Thanks for all of the support!



I will answer all of the questions here tomorrow, sorry for the delay!

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 08:52:30 »
Woohoo - really nice

I like it!


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Glad to see a nice alu board that doesn't cost an arm and a leg for a change! :-)

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Thanks for the support!

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Can I use this without the footbar at a 0 degree angle?


Yes, everyone gets 2 full length rubber feet!


Whats the angle on it ?
 


8 Degrees!


Awesome looking board at a great price, so nice to see! Any chance of adding split BS support? I really like everything about this board other than that big ass backspace. I don't get how a 2u backspace & 1.5u pipe key became the standard ANSI layout? Once I started to use split BS it felt much more natural & wastes less space as a bonus. Anyways glad to see you decided to keep the cost as low as possible on this as it really looks to represent an awesome value. Even if you can't work in split BS support I'll probably buy one just to build to support such a great project. Even on my boards that have a dedicated ANSI layout I'll just flip the pipe & BS key through QMK.
 


A lot of people have been asking about split backspace support and it if we do add it, I will post an update here. Thank you for the support and kind words, I really appreciate it!


Very interesting. Anymore pics of the insides?


Unfortunately not at the moment, but I will post more images when we have the prototype.


Would love for it to be wireless


Unfortunately this will probably never happen, sorry. 


The pcb seems to support many features like hot swap sockets and smd leds, but is any of that actually on the pcb?
Hot swapping is something highly sought after in my household. By me :)


Yes, the PCB will have all of the components, including the hot-swap sockets , soldered onto the board.

Will you have an EU proxy (like for the CU80) if brexit happens?

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This is very good. Colour options would be nice, but nothing wrong with grey. Given how popular 65% is though, it would make sense to have some options.


The same rey that is being used for the CU80 will be used for the CU65. We are looking into adding black / silver.

Will the PCB Hotswap or can you buy just the case and leave out the pcb?

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The PCB will come with all of the components pre-soldered. You can not buy the case or PCB separately. 


 

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 09:06:49 »
Awesome! Definitely in.



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« Reply #17 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 09:30:03 »
Thanks for all the answers. I would very much like to exchange my money for your product. I rarely show emotion but here, have this  ;D

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 09:43:47 »
I've been looking for this exact layout for a while. This is great.

Stupid question, but I'm going to ask it. Is there any chance in hell this has PS/2 support? I actually have some DOS machines that I'd love to be able to setup a smaller keyboard on. At the moment I'm stuck with full size.

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« Reply #19 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 09:59:43 »
Very nice. Signed up for the newsletter!

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 10:10:01 »
Awesome! Definitely in.

Thanks for all the answers. I would very much like to exchange my money for your product. I rarely show emotion but here, have this  ;D
   


Thank you!
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I've been looking for this exact layout for a while. This is great.

Stupid question, but I'm going to ask it. Is there any chance in hell this has PS/2 support? I actually have some DOS machines that I'd love to be able to setup a smaller keyboard on. At the moment I'm stuck with full size.


I don't think so, but I will confirm and get back to you!

Very nice. Signed up for the newsletter!



Thanks! :D   

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 08:15:29 »
Interested!

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« Reply #22 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 12:34:07 »
Ready to place an order for the ANSI layout with hot swap for PCB and plate mount switches!
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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 02:07:54 »
Interested!

Ready to place an order for the ANSI layout with hot swap for PCB and plate mount switches!

 


Thanks for showing interest, I am glad you like the design! :D

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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 02:55:32 »
Interested as well!

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 06:46:00 »
Nice to see another budget option :>
I'd probs like the footbar to have more surface area touching my desk/mat tho.
Also, it seems like the front of the case may touch the desk as the rubber feet wear off.

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« Reply #26 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 07:34:04 »
Good price on this I think interesting indeed

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 12:47:39 »
The CU80 has a floating key / low profile design, did you consider it for the CU65 also? Or maybe a half floating design as the middle way?

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 12:51:16 »
Interested as well!

Good price on this I think interesting indeed




Thanks!

Nice to see another budget option :>
I'd probs like the footbar to have more surface area touching my desk/mat tho.
Also, it seems like the front of the case may touch the desk as the rubber feet wear off.



The footbar is full length. We have tested the design on the CU80 and it is very supportive. The rubber feet are fairly tall and so it may be some time before they are worn out; with this said, everyone gets two rubber feet so you can replace your old one easily.

The CU80 has a floating key / low profile design, did you consider it for the CU65 also? Or maybe a half floating design as the middle way?

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No, the CU65 has a high-profile case.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 12:56:10 »
The case will have the same grey as the CU80 but we are considering having another colour.

Which colour(s) would interest you?




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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 14:35:57 »
I‘m always looking for e-white and nice navy blue

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« Reply #31 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 22:24:29 »
Looks really nice. I will be looking out for this GB

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 07:19:58 »
The case will have the same grey as the CU80 but we are considering having another colour.

Which colour(s) would interest you?

E-White!!!!



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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 08:44:36 »
Just want to confirm with everyone that the PCB will have all of the features listed above and will come with all of the components pre-soldered. Sorry if it wasn't clear already!

I‘m always looking for e-white and nice navy blue

The case will have the same grey as the CU80 but we are considering having another colour.

Which colour(s) would interest you?

E-White!!!!




I think E-White might not be possible at the moment because I fdon't think the factory we are working with has much experience with that but I will definitely look into it!

Looks really nice. I will be looking out for this GB
   


Thank you!  :D

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 09:15:22 »
Regarding colors I would say that any one except for the standard grey would be extremley nice.
I have too many boards with that color already and I guess others feel the same. Especially the ones that bought the CU80.

Blue, red, black even. Any color option would get you more interest i think.
I'm gonna buy one either way, but I would be far more happy with a color option.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 09:28:54 »
Regarding colors I would say that any one except for the standard grey would be extremley nice.
I have too many boards with that color already and I guess others feel the same. Especially the ones that bought the CU80.

Blue, red, black even. Any color option would get you more interest i think.
I'm gonna buy one either way, but I would be far more happy with a color option.

Hugs!


I am thinking about dropping the grey altogether and just having black. What do you think?  The prototype hasn't been ordered yet; it will be ordered over the weekend/Monday.

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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 09:54:25 »

I am thinking about dropping the grey altogether and just having black. What do you think?  The prototype hasn't been ordered yet; it will be ordered over the weekend/Monday.

I would suggest a quick poll over the weekend using a poll service. Who better to answer what they want than the community?  :)
List the colors that are viable from production/cost perspective and see what floats up to the top.

Just a suggestion!  :D

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 10:29:50 »

I am thinking about dropping the grey altogether and just having black. What do you think?  The prototype hasn't been ordered yet; it will be ordered over the weekend/Monday.

I would suggest a quick poll over the weekend using a poll service. Who better to answer what they want than the community?  :)
List the colors that are viable from production/cost perspective and see what floats up to the top.

Just a suggestion!  :D
 




I apreciate the advice! The reason why I am thinking about switching to black is because in the future we want to have custom footbars using different colours and materials and so I think black would be the most appropriate. Black with a blue footbar would be more suitable than grey with a blue footbar.

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« Reply #38 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 11:05:46 »
Ok, I understand.
But for this product the footbar would be the same color as the main body right?
So if you go with black both body and footbar would be black?

Black is also a regular color though.
Deep purple would be sexy, wouldn't it? ^^

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 11:11:49 »
Ok, I understand.
But for this product the footbar would be the same color as the main body right?
So if you go with black both body and footbar would be black?

Black is also a regular color though.
Deep purple would be sexy, wouldn't it? ^^


Yes for this round the case and footbar will be the same colour, I am just saying that in the future we might release some different colour foot bars that can be sold separatley etc. and they would look best with black.
 

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 11:16:49 »
Totally agree!

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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 16:11:50 »
Really interested in this one. Is there likely to be a UK vendor? That'd be awesome :)

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 16:47:18 »
Really interested in this one. Is there likely to be a UK vendor? That'd be awesome :)



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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 16:48:44 »
Here is a comparison of a grey case alongside a black case:

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Which do you prefer?

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 17:08:44 »
In the renders in the first post its hard to say what shade of grey it is. They seem to be rendered in different lighting.
Dark grey > Black > Light gray/silver

Would you say the original color is supposed to be a dark or light gray?

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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 17:27:03 »
In the renders in the first post its hard to say what shade of grey it is. They seem to be rendered in different lighting.
Dark grey > Black > Light gray/silver

Would you say the original color is supposed to be a dark or light gray?


The grey is based on the same grey in the CU80 prototype photos. I guess you prefer black then?

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 23:33:35 »
I think black should be the color if you’re only going for one. It plays better with a lot more sets that grey or dark grey imo.



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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 09:37:05 »
Update: Black CU65 prototype was ordered last night!

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« Reply #48 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 12:01:32 »
Nice to hear. Community feedback is love  :thumb:

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« Reply #49 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 08:41:47 »
Yes for this round the case and footbar will be the same colour, I am just saying that in the future we might release some different colour foot bars that can be sold separatley etc. and they would look best with black.

This sounds very interesting! Have you considered selling narrower footbars that would make the typing angle less than 8 degrees? I joined the CU80 GB, but I'm a bit worried that 8 degrees is too steep (I really like 5 degrees) and I'll have to replace the footbar with thick bumpons.

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« Reply #50 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 12:55:53 »
Yes for this round the case and footbar will be the same colour, I am just saying that in the future we might release some different colour foot bars that can be sold separatley etc. and they would look best with black.

This sounds very interesting! Have you considered selling narrower footbars that would make the typing angle less than 8 degrees? I joined the CU80 GB, but I'm a bit worried that 8 degrees is too steep (I really like 5 degrees) and I'll have to replace the footbar with thick bumpons.


Yes definitely! Once we have established the keyboards I want to add custom footbars (colours, heights, material etc) so people can swap foot bars in and out.

Let's say for example you get a blue keycap set, hopefully there will be the option to purchase a blue footbar.   

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« Reply #51 on: Tue, 22 October 2019, 07:58:01 »
Following and looking forward to seeing the prototype.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 23 October 2019, 07:31:11 »
For around how long will the gb run?
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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 23 October 2019, 07:47:33 »
Yes for this round the case and footbar will be the same colour, I am just saying that in the future we might release some different colour foot bars that can be sold separatley etc. and they would look best with black.

This sounds very interesting! Have you considered selling narrower footbars that would make the typing angle less than 8 degrees? I joined the CU80 GB, but I'm a bit worried that 8 degrees is too steep (I really like 5 degrees) and I'll have to replace the footbar with thick bumpons.

 :thumb: for the different height footbars to support different typing angles. Especially if you already plan on offering different colours.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 23 October 2019, 16:05:45 »
This board looks very simple and aesthetic, I love design.
And price :p

Two questions: where is location of type-c connection and which hot-swap sockets you used?
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« Reply #55 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 13:05:54 »
Interested in buying this if it comes in an ANSI version with split backspace, would use it with 0 degree typing angle (few options for that exist so if you split the backspace I'm really VERY interested :D)

The gray works well with the design I think. I think I'd choose that even if black were an alternative option, but black would also be good.

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« Reply #56 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 13:20:04 »
I would be interested in dark gray and e-white versions.

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« Reply #57 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 19:03:16 »
Very excited. This will be my first GB and my first DIY keyboard - and this is my first post here! Definitely buying.

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« Reply #58 on: Sat, 02 November 2019, 12:49:57 »
Definitely on board for the black version, think that has best compatibility with keycaps and setups in general.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 02 November 2019, 21:30:39 »
Is there an option for solderable pcb or are they all hotswap only?

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 06:28:02 »
This board looks very simple and aesthetic, I love design.
And price :p

Two questions: where is location of type-c connection and which hot-swap sockets you used?
 


1. Right side.
2. Kalih hot-swap sockets.

Interested in buying this if it comes in an ANSI version with split backspace, would use it with 0 degree typing angle (few options for that exist so if you split the backspace I'm really VERY interested :D )

The gray works well with the design I think. I think I'd choose that even if black were an alternative option, but black would also be good.
 


Happy to say that the board now features split backspace; the board supports ISO and ANSI layouts. You will receive two rubber feet meaning that you will be able to use the board with a 0degree angle.


Very excited. This will be my first GB and my first DIY keyboard - and this is my first post here! Definitely buying.


Thank you! :D

Is there an option for solderable pcb or are they all hotswap only?





The CU65 PCB will be hot-swap only in this GB.   

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 07 November 2019, 04:45:41 »
Awesome, so happy about the split backspace :D! Will only a limited quantity be available or will I definitely be able to get one?

If there are color options I might even think about getting 2, but 1 for sure! With split backspace this is my dream 65%!

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 07 November 2019, 09:38:35 »
I kind of liked the grey, but would think a dark grey would also fit. The black with that current set looks a bit odd to me. Maybe pictures of the actual prototype will look better but wasn't a fan of the black render.

If everything is standard sizing then the colour isn't too bad if it goes well with other sets, but if it's an unusual sizing it means higher chance some people are going to stick with the stock set in which case you'd want them to go well together.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 07 November 2019, 09:46:46 »
Definitely on board for the black version, think that has best compatibility with keycaps and setups in general.



Yeah you can't really go wrong with blacks or greys for cases if you don't have a specific cap set you're trying to match it too.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 07 November 2019, 09:52:50 »
This board looks very simple and aesthetic, I love design.
And price :p

Two questions: where is location of type-c connection and which hot-swap sockets you used?
 


1. Right side.
2. Kalih hot-swap sockets.

Interested in buying this if it comes in an ANSI version with split backspace, would use it with 0 degree typing angle (few options for that exist so if you split the backspace I'm really VERY interested :D )

The gray works well with the design I think. I think I'd choose that even if black were an alternative option, but black would also be good.
 


Happy to say that the board now features split backspace; the board supports ISO and ANSI layouts. You will receive two rubber feet meaning that you will be able to use the board with a 0degree angle.


Very excited. This will be my first GB and my first DIY keyboard - and this is my first post here! Definitely buying.


Thank you! :D

Is there an option for solderable pcb or are they all hotswap only?





The CU65 PCB will be hot-swap only in this GB.

Split BS for sure, count me in for one for sure!

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 07 November 2019, 10:40:55 »
I kind of liked the grey, but would think a dark grey would also fit. The black with that current set looks a bit odd to me. Maybe pictures of the actual prototype will look better but wasn't a fan of the black render.

If everything is standard sizing then the colour isn't too bad if it goes well with other sets, but if it's an unusual sizing it means higher chance some people are going to stick with the stock set in which case you'd want them to go well together.

The caps in the render are not included

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #66 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 06:50:48 »
Awesome, so happy about the split backspace :D ! Will only a limited quantity be available or will I definitely be able to get one?

If there are color options I might even think about getting 2, but 1 for sure! With split backspace this is my dream 65%!


There is no limit - thanks for your support! :)

This board looks very simple and aesthetic, I love design.
And price :p

Two questions: where is location of type-c connection and which hot-swap sockets you used?
 


1. Right side.
2. Kalih hot-swap sockets.

Interested in buying this if it comes in an ANSI version with split backspace, would use it with 0 degree typing angle (few options for that exist so if you split the backspace I'm really VERY interested :D )

The gray works well with the design I think. I think I'd choose that even if black were an alternative option, but black would also be good.
 


Happy to say that the board now features split backspace; the board supports ISO and ANSI layouts. You will receive two rubber feet meaning that you will be able to use the board with a 0degree angle.


Very excited. This will be my first GB and my first DIY keyboard - and this is my first post here! Definitely buying.


Thank you! :D

Is there an option for solderable pcb or are they all hotswap only?




The CU65 PCB will be hot-swap only in this GB.

Split BS for sure, count me in for one for sure!


Thanks for the support! 

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 06:57:40 »
We are hoping to receive the prototype around 19th/20th November; I will upload images as soon as it arrives.


If you are interested in joining the group buy don't forget to sign up to the CU65 mailing list to receive £5 off when the group buy goes live. Click the link below to join.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #68 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 09:43:56 »
We are hoping to receive the prototype around 19th/20th November; I will upload images as soon as it arrives.


If you are interested in joining the group buy don't forget to sign up to the CU65 mailing list to receive £5 off when the group buy goes live. Click the link below to join.

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Between the already awesome pricing, giving £5 off on top of that for those who sign up to mailing list really puts the icing on the cake. Thank you CU! Can't wait for this TBH as I've been wanting to get a hotswap board for testing new switches for quite awhile now, but never could find one that really met my needs. The 60% HS PCBS that offer tsangan support were close, but 65% is my favorite FF so this checks all the boxes for me now!
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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #69 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 16:06:32 »
We are hoping to receive the prototype around 19th/20th November; I will upload images as soon as it arrives.


If you are interested in joining the group buy don't forget to sign up to the CU65 mailing list to receive £5 off when the group buy goes live. Click the link below to join.

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Between the already awesome pricing, giving £5 off on top of that for those who sign up to mailing list really puts the icing on the cake. Thank you CU! Can't wait for this TBH as I've been wanting to get a hotswap board for testing new switches for quite awhile now, but never could find one that really meet my needs. The 60% HS PCBS that offer tsangan support were close, but 65% is my favorite FF so this checks all the boxes for me now!

Nice. That's a great idea.

I'm getting one to build with the kids. They get some experience and a sweet gaming keeb. If my wallet survives my latest endeavor I may get one for myself to test switches on as well.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #70 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 16:42:22 »
Damn I was really hoping for E-white. I LOVE the minimal design of this case.

Any chance for a round 2 in the future with more color options?


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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #71 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 18:40:22 »
We are hoping to receive the prototype around 19th/20th November; I will upload images as soon as it arrives.


If you are interested in joining the group buy don't forget to sign up to the CU65 mailing list to receive £5 off when the group buy goes live. Click the link below to join.

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Between the already awesome pricing, giving £5 off on top of that for those who sign up to mailing list really puts the icing on the cake. Thank you CU! Can't wait for this TBH as I've been wanting to get a hotswap board for testing new switches for quite awhile now, but never could find one that really meet my needs. The 60% HS PCBS that offer tsangan support were close, but 65% is my favorite FF so this checks all the boxes for me now!

Nice. That's a great idea.

I'm getting one to build with the kids. They get some experience and a sweet gaming keeb. If my wallet survives my latest endeavor I may get one for myself to test switches on as well.  :thumb:

I gotta say your ideal of grabbing one for the kids as starter project & gaming board is a good one too. At $140 & being hotswapable so they find a switch they like it is kinda perfect for that. Also it's actually gonna be pretty high quality from all I can see, no GMMK or overpriced MD Ctrl/Alt.


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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 14:13:10 »
Would you be less likely to purchase this if it didn't have Per Key SMD RGB LEDs?

Over the past few days I have become less confident that we will be able to add them despite aHollands best efforts. I am working with him to see if we can add them but at this moment I am considering removing them and lowering the price (new price has not been decided but the decrease will be about 5-10£).

This does not affect the CU80, that PCB will feature per key SMD RGB LEDs as mentioned during the GB.


Before I remove them from the CU65 completely I wanted to know whether this would be the deciding factor for those of you whom are interested in purchasing a kit. Please let me know!

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 14:18:13 »
Would you be less likely to purchase this if it didn't have Per Key SMD RGB LEDs?

Over the past few days I have become less confident that we will be able to add them despite aHollands best efforts. I am working with him to see if we can add them but at this moment I am considering removing them and lowering the price (new price has not been decided but the decrease will be about 5-10£).

This does not affect the CU80, that PCB will feature per key SMD RGB LEDs as mentioned during the GB.


Before I remove them from the CU65 completely I wanted to know whether this would be the deciding factor for those of you whom are interested in purchasing a kit. Please let me know!

Sounds fine to me, not particularly bothered, good to have it a bit cheaper as well. I do have a question though, will there be some more exotic switch options this time? Assuming the GB is similar to the CU80.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 14:21:05 »
Would you be less likely to purchase this if it didn't have Per Key SMD RGB LEDs?

Over the past few days I have become less confident that we will be able to add them despite aHollands best efforts. I am working with him to see if we can add them but at this moment I am considering removing them and lowering the price (new price has not been decided but the decrease will be about 5-10£).

This does not affect the CU80, that PCB will feature per key SMD RGB LEDs as mentioned during the GB.


Before I remove them from the CU65 completely I wanted to know whether this would be the deciding factor for those of you whom are interested in purchasing a kit. Please let me know!

Sounds fine to me, not particularly bothered, good to have it a bit cheaper as well. I do have a question though, will there be some more exotic switch options this time? Assuming the GB is similar to the CU80.


Thanks for the feedback!

Which switches would you like to see? I am happy to add any switches as long as I can get supply from a reliable source at a good price. :) 

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 14:31:56 »
I'd phrase it like this: If there was an option with the LEDs and one without, and the one with was 5-10£ more expensive, I'd probably buy the version with them. But for me it's definitely not a deciding factor and I will get this keyboard either way. I don't typically use LEDs anyway.

The option for 0 deg angle, the high profile design and the split backspace (edit: SUPPORT for this, the kb has both y'all) are the deciding factors for me, in case you care.
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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 15:10:32 »
I'm certainly not fussed about LEDs pet switch. If your looking for suggestions for switches I'd love some Zilents

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 15:25:08 »
Would you be less likely to purchase this if it didn't have Per Key SMD RGB LEDs?

Over the past few days I have become less confident that we will be able to add them despite aHollands best efforts. I am working with him to see if we can add them but at this moment I am considering removing them and lowering the price (new price has not been decided but the decrease will be about 5-10£).

This does not affect the CU80, that PCB will feature per key SMD RGB LEDs as mentioned during the GB.


Before I remove them from the CU65 completely I wanted to know whether this would be the deciding factor for those of you whom are interested in purchasing a kit. Please let me know!

Sounds fine to me, not particularly bothered, good to have it a bit cheaper as well. I do have a question though, will there be some more exotic switch options this time? Assuming the GB is similar to the CU80.


Thanks for the feedback!

Which switches would you like to see? I am happy to add any switches as long as I can get supply from a reliable source at a good price. :)

I agree with the Zilents! As well as maybe Zealios v2 and Gateron Inks. Gaterons are probably easier to get hold of to be fair.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 15:45:40 »
Don't care for per switch leds. I would rather see a lower price.

Would like to see Tealios or Healios options for bundling with switches.

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 20:42:01 »
I'm ok with no SMD LED, but the split backspace killed it for me. =\

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 21:59:13 »
I'd phrase it like this: If there was an option with the LEDs and one without, and the one with was 5-10£ more expensive, I'd probably buy the version with them. But for me it's definitely not a deciding factor and I will get this keyboard either way. I don't typically use LEDs anyway.

The option for 0 deg angle, the high profile design and the split backspace are the deciding factors for me, in case you care.

I'm certainly not fussed about LEDs pet switch. If your looking for suggestions for switches I'd love some Zilents

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Would you be less likely to purchase this if it didn't have Per Key SMD RGB LEDs?

Over the past few days I have become less confident that we will be able to add them despite aHollands best efforts. I am working with him to see if we can add them but at this moment I am considering removing them and lowering the price (new price has not been decided but the decrease will be about 5-10£).

This does not affect the CU80, that PCB will feature per key SMD RGB LEDs as mentioned during the GB.


Before I remove them from the CU65 completely I wanted to know whether this would be the deciding factor for those of you whom are interested in purchasing a kit. Please let me know!

Sounds fine to me, not particularly bothered, good to have it a bit cheaper as well. I do have a question though, will there be some more exotic switch options this time? Assuming the GB is similar to the CU80.


Thanks for the feedback!

Which switches would you like to see? I am happy to add any switches as long as I can get supply from a reliable source at a good price. :)

I agree with the Zilents! As well as maybe Zealios v2 and Gateron Inks. Gaterons are probably easier to get hold of to be fair.

Don't care for per switch leds. I would rather see a lower price.

Would like to see Tealios or Healios options for bundling with switches.





Thanks for the feedback - I will definitely look into adding more switches!



I'm ok with no SMD LED, but the split backspace killed it for me. =\

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The CU65 now supports split backspace. :)
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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 23:26:19 »
Like high-pro, very nice.
SMD LEDs? Doesn't matter, I never use backlight in my board, so better without it.

But ANSI and full backspace - absolutely necessary.
If it will be only split backspace with hot-swap and no full backspace option... I don't think I'll buy it.
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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #82 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 23:33:36 »
Like high-pro, very nice.
SMD LEDs? Doesn't matter, I never use backlight in my board, so better without it.

But ANSI and full backspace - absolutely necessary.
If it will be only split backspace with hot-swap and no full backspace option... I don't think I'll buy it.


ANSI and ISO are supported and there will be support for both split and full backspace.   

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #83 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 02:54:25 »
this is gonna be lit  :D

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« Reply #84 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 05:07:13 »
this is gonna be lit  :D


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« Reply #86 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 06:50:00 »
the form is... suboptimal lol. why exactly 3 options? yes I would not be interested in the keyboard if it was low profile, but saying it's one of the main features feels also weird. it being aluminum is also not really related to it being high profile. if this point said "case design" then I'd select it, because 0 angle supporting, simple, high profile is what I'm looking for.
split backspace is also just one of the things about the layout that I care about. I would not be interested if the keyboard had a stepped caps, or a function row, or only supported a 7u spacebar and not a 6.25u spacebar and I feel about split backspace the same way, if it's supported, it's just all around the right 65% layout for me. pls make the split version of the backspace keys the ones that have the correct alignment btw :P

anyway I'd select all options except for the LEDs :) and except for ISO >:{

why a question about pcb mount switches support btw, why would you not support them?

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« Reply #87 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 07:07:46 »
the form is... suboptimal lol. why exactly 3 options? yes I would not be interested in the keyboard if it was low profile, but saying it's one of the main features feels also weird. it being aluminum is also not really related to it being high profile. if this point said "case design" then I'd select it, because 0 angle supporting, simple, high profile is what I'm looking for.
split backspace is also just one of the things about the layout that I care about. I would not be interested if the keyboard had a stepped caps, or a function row, or only supported a 7u spacebar and not a 6.25u spacebar and I feel about split backspace the same way, if it's supported, it's just all around the right 65% layout for me. pls make the split version of the backspace keys the ones that have the correct alignment btw :p

anyway I'd select all options except for the LEDs :) and except for ISO >:{

why a question about pcb mount switches support btw, why would you not support them?


The form is mostly about the RGB LEDs and I wanted to see how sought after they actually were in comparison to the other features. 

Feedback has been really clear and it seems that most of the people on GH and the CU65 newsletter are not too bothered about RGB.

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« Reply #88 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 10:40:30 »
I'm curious about the problem with the RGB backlight. Is that a software issue or hardware? I read that QMK support for RGB backlight is not great.

I filled up the form, I would buy without RGB backlight. I was interested in it though as I don't have any board with it right now. I was curious to try it.

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« Reply #89 on: Sat, 16 November 2019, 12:52:45 »
I'd phrase it like this: If there was an option with the LEDs and one without, and the one with was 5-10£ more expensive, I'd probably buy the version with them. But for me it's definitely not a deciding factor and I will get this keyboard either way. I don't typically use LEDs anyway.

The option for 0 deg angle, the high profile design and the split backspace are the deciding factors for me, in case you care.

I'm certainly not fussed about LEDs pet switch. If your looking for suggestions for switches I'd love some Zilents

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Would you be less likely to purchase this if it didn't have Per Key SMD RGB LEDs?

Over the past few days I have become less confident that we will be able to add them despite aHollands best efforts. I am working with him to see if we can add them but at this moment I am considering removing them and lowering the price (new price has not been decided but the decrease will be about 5-10£).

This does not affect the CU80, that PCB will feature per key SMD RGB LEDs as mentioned during the GB.


Before I remove them from the CU65 completely I wanted to know whether this would be the deciding factor for those of you whom are interested in purchasing a kit. Please let me know!

Sounds fine to me, not particularly bothered, good to have it a bit cheaper as well. I do have a question though, will there be some more exotic switch options this time? Assuming the GB is similar to the CU80.


Thanks for the feedback!

Which switches would you like to see? I am happy to add any switches as long as I can get supply from a reliable source at a good price. :)

I agree with the Zilents! As well as maybe Zealios v2 and Gateron Inks. Gaterons are probably easier to get hold of to be fair.

Don't care for per switch leds. I would rather see a lower price.

Would like to see Tealios or Healios options for bundling with switches.





Thanks for the feedback - I will definitely look into adding more switches!



I'm ok with no SMD LED, but the split backspace killed it for me. =\

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The CU65 now supports split backspace. :)


[edit - i was in a rush and removed too much text previously; re-added for completeness]

I do not want split backspace. Do you mean there'll still be a hotswap PCB with 2u backspace? [Also addressed in a previous post by OP]

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« Reply #90 on: Sat, 16 November 2019, 12:58:29 »

I'm ok with no SMD LED, but the split backspace killed it for me. =\

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The CU65 now supports split backspace.
:)

I do not want split backspace. Do you mean there'll still be a hotswap PCB with 2u backspace?

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Yes, the CU65 supports both split and full size spacebar.   

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« Reply #91 on: Sun, 17 November 2019, 12:43:46 »



Yes, the CU65 supports both split and full size spacebar.

Before I get too excited, I assume you meant backspace, right?

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« Reply #92 on: Sun, 17 November 2019, 13:17:39 »



Yes, the CU65 supports both split and full size spacebar.

Before I get too excited, I assume you meant backspace, right?

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Keep it in your pants, it's backspace :D

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« Reply #93 on: Mon, 18 November 2019, 11:09:45 »



Yes, the CU65 supports both split and full size spacebar.

Before I get too excited, I assume you meant backspace, right?

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Keep it in your pants, it's backspace :D
 


Yes, sorry for the mistake - it's split-backspace!

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« Reply #94 on: Mon, 18 November 2019, 11:10:50 »
Prototype shipped today and should be arriving on Thursday (assuming no delays)! I aim to post images on Friday!  :D

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #95 on: Mon, 18 November 2019, 14:13:35 »
Looking forward to seeing the prototype. This has got "early Xmas present to myself" written all over it

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #96 on: Tue, 19 November 2019, 22:19:15 »
the form is... suboptimal lol. why exactly 3 options? yes I would not be interested in the keyboard if it was low profile, but saying it's one of the main features feels also weird. it being aluminum is also not really related to it being high profile. if this point said "case design" then I'd select it, because 0 angle supporting, simple, high profile is what I'm looking for.
split backspace is also just one of the things about the layout that I care about. I would not be interested if the keyboard had a stepped caps, or a function row, or only supported a 7u spacebar and not a 6.25u spacebar and I feel about split backspace the same way, if it's supported, it's just all around the right 65% layout for me. pls make the split version of the backspace keys the ones that have the correct alignment btw :p

anyway I'd select all options except for the LEDs :) and except for ISO >:{

why a question about pcb mount switches support btw, why would you not support them?


The form is mostly about the RGB LEDs and I wanted to see how sought after they actually were in comparison to the other features. 

Feedback has been really clear and it seems that most of the people on GH and the CU65 newsletter are not too bothered about RGB.

Just about every keyboard GB i'd joined recently that had SMD LED PCB had some degree of issues with the LEDs. Given the minimalistic, no-frills design philosphy of CU65, keeping it simple feels like the right path.

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« Reply #97 on: Wed, 20 November 2019, 08:32:04 »
the form is... suboptimal lol. why exactly 3 options? yes I would not be interested in the keyboard if it was low profile, but saying it's one of the main features feels also weird. it being aluminum is also not really related to it being high profile. if this point said "case design" then I'd select it, because 0 angle supporting, simple, high profile is what I'm looking for.
split backspace is also just one of the things about the layout that I care about. I would not be interested if the keyboard had a stepped caps, or a function row, or only supported a 7u spacebar and not a 6.25u spacebar and I feel about split backspace the same way, if it's supported, it's just all around the right 65% layout for me. pls make the split version of the backspace keys the ones that have the correct alignment btw :p

anyway I'd select all options except for the LEDs :) and except for ISO >:{

why a question about pcb mount switches support btw, why would you not support them?


The form is mostly about the RGB LEDs and I wanted to see how sought after they actually were in comparison to the other features. 

Feedback has been really clear and it seems that most of the people on GH and the CU65 newsletter are not too bothered about RGB.

Just about every keyboard GB i'd joined recently that had SMD LED PCB had some degree of issues with the LEDs. Given the minimalistic, no-frills design philosphy of CU65, keeping it simple feels like the right path.


Thanks for the support, sorry to hear about your other boards!

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« Reply #98 on: Wed, 20 November 2019, 08:33:16 »
CU65 Prototype arrived today!  :D


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« Reply #99 on: Wed, 20 November 2019, 10:49:28 »
woop! it looks very clean. how would you say that the finish is? does the case and plate have to be the same color?

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« Reply #100 on: Thu, 21 November 2019, 07:57:49 »
Very nice! Build and/or sound test video?

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« Reply #101 on: Thu, 21 November 2019, 08:49:07 »
CU65 Prototype arrived today!  :D


(Attachment Link)

Nice!!! Do you have more pictures? Different angles and closer?

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« Reply #102 on: Thu, 21 November 2019, 09:15:33 »
Yes, here are some more images:

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« Reply #103 on: Thu, 21 November 2019, 11:04:40 »
Very clean look, 2019 has turned out to be a very expensive year for me. I'll be jumping in on this GB as well!  :D

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« Reply #104 on: Thu, 21 November 2019, 12:21:53 »
Looks fantastic, will definitely get one!
Why so many cutouts, what layouts does the plate support? Is the connector cutout "standard", are there other places where you can find compatible PCBs?

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« Reply #105 on: Thu, 21 November 2019, 14:55:04 »
What are the dimensions for the board? Standard 65% (40x17cm) or slightly bigger? Only ask, as will be getting a sleeve for this. :)

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« Reply #106 on: Fri, 22 November 2019, 08:22:09 »
Please take my money ( ˃̵͈̑ω˂̵͈̑)ノ♡

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Re: [IC] CU65 - GB Launches 01-12-2019 - £135/$140
« Reply #107 on: Fri, 22 November 2019, 23:02:46 »
Like high-pro, very nice.
SMD LEDs? Doesn't matter, I never use backlight in my board, so better without it.

But ANSI and full backspace - absolutely necessary.
If it will be only split backspace with hot-swap and no full backspace option... I don't think I'll buy it.


ANSI and ISO are supported and there will be support for both split and full backspace.

I'm in  :) Waiting for group buy!
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« Reply #108 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 12:14:26 »
are there other places where you can find compatible PCBs?

I would also be interested in knowing this!

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« Reply #109 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 07:18:07 »
Which type of USB will the port be? C?

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« Reply #110 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 07:42:50 »
I'd like to see it with switches and caps, so we can get sense of what the gap between them and the case looks like.

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« Reply #111 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 12:13:31 »
Hi, on your website it says that the pcb is compatible with both ansi and iso, but previously you guys have stated that there are two seperate PCBs. Just wanted to have that cleared up, since having both in one would be a definite selling point of it, and should definitely be put here as a selling point.

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« Reply #112 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 12:47:33 »
Hi, on your website it says that the pcb is compatible with both ansi and iso, but previously you guys have stated that there are two seperate PCBs. Just wanted to have that cleared up, since having both in one would be a definite selling point of it, and should definitely be put here as a selling point.

First post states that there are two separate PCB's.

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« Reply #113 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 12:55:49 »
Hi, on your website it says that the pcb is compatible with both ansi and iso, but previously you guys have stated that there are two seperate PCBs. Just wanted to have that cleared up, since having both in one would be a definite selling point of it, and should definitely be put here as a selling point.
For who would having both in one be a selling point? It's hot-swap and I'm not 100% certain but I think the hot swap sockets in the enter area would conflict, so that would be a reason why having both in one could be impossible.

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« Reply #114 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 13:15:08 »
Hi, on your website it says that the pcb is compatible with both ansi and iso, but previously you guys have stated that there are two seperate PCBs. Just wanted to have that cleared up, since having both in one would be a definite selling point of it, and should definitely be put here as a selling point.

First post states that there are two separate PCB's.

I'm aware, but on their website it explicitly mentions that they will have one that is compatible with both: https://caps-unlocked.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-cu65-and-the-upcoming-group-buy/

"one pcb, two layouts." refering to iso and ansi.

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« Reply #115 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 13:16:09 »
Hi, on your website it says that the pcb is compatible with both ansi and iso, but previously you guys have stated that there are two seperate PCBs. Just wanted to have that cleared up, since having both in one would be a definite selling point of it, and should definitely be put here as a selling point.
For who would having both in one be a selling point? It's hot-swap and I'm not 100% certain but I think the hot swap sockets in the enter area would conflict, so that would be a reason why having both in one could be impossible.

me thinking it would be impossible is why I asked, and also why I think it would be awesome if they actually pulled it off.

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« Reply #116 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 16:05:02 »
I see what you mean now, this is weird. so it's hot-swap and then they say "The full variety of layouts can be seen below. All of these layouts will be on a single PCB.", but the layout diagram shows options where some switches are just 0.125u apart from each other. how's that possible?

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« Reply #117 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 16:41:49 »
Hi, on your website it says that the pcb is compatible with both ansi and iso, but previously you guys have stated that there are two seperate PCBs. Just wanted to have that cleared up, since having both in one would be a definite selling point of it, and should definitely be put here as a selling point.
For who would having both in one be a selling point? It's hot-swap and I'm not 100% certain but I think the hot swap sockets in the enter area would conflict, so that would be a reason why having both in one could be impossible.

me thinking it would be impossible is why I asked, and also why I think it would be awesome if they actually pulled it off.

Just took a quick look at 60% PCB I got sitting around & while I'm not sure of the dimensions of the Kailh hotswap sockets, it looks like there should be enough room to have one on both the ANSI & ISO switch spots without them interfering with each other, any other switches, or the stabilizers.

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« Reply #118 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 18:47:35 »
Would you be so kind to link me to the correct smd rgb leds? Would be much appreciated <3

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« Reply #119 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 19:05:38 »
So I got the email today that the GB is live. https://caps-unlocked.com/group-buy-cu65/ but I was wondering about the color. Is there only one option?

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« Reply #120 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 00:15:28 »
So I got the email today that the GB is live. https://caps-unlocked.com/group-buy-cu65/ but I was wondering about the color. Is there only one option?

It looks like the only option is black (photos of the board are of the prototype in black), but what is actually offered is not stated in the GB page.

I am waiting on at least better photos of the internal chassis, bottom of the board and PCB before committing.
I would also like to know the plate thickness, where the board is manufactured and whether the two month lead time is realistic?
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« Reply #121 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 04:31:32 »
Cool, definitely going to order this as soon as I get two questions answered: What stabilizers are included with each option and what kind of hot-swap socket is used?

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« Reply #122 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 04:43:56 »
Am I correct in assuming it will ship from the UK/EU and not from some factory in China?

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« Reply #123 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 05:28:45 »
Cool, definitely going to order this as soon as I get two questions answered: What stabilizers are included with each option and what kind of hot-swap socket is used?

It requires screw-in GMK Stabs which you can add as an option on their site.
Kailh sockets are used for this.

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« Reply #124 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 08:11:36 »
For some reason I didn't get notifications for these replies! :(


What are the dimensions for the board? Standard 65% (40x17cm) or slightly bigger? Only ask, as will be getting a sleeve for this. :)


Slightly smaller, full dimensions are here:   [size=78%]https://caps-unlocked.com/group-buy-cu65/[/size]

So I got the email today that the GB is live. https://caps-unlocked.com/group-buy-cu65/ but I was wondering about the color. Is there only one option?


Yes, the only colour is black.

I see what you mean now, this is weird. so it's hot-swap and then they say "The full variety of layouts can be seen below. All of these layouts will be on a single PCB.", but the layout diagram shows options where some switches are just 0.125u apart from each other. how's that possible?

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There is only one PCB. This is possible because some sockets are opposing each other which will mean the some switches will face north and some will face south.

I think that this is good becuase people can try ANSI and ISO without needed two PCBs. Users can also try out stepped caps lock, split backspace and 7u spacebar to find out what they prefer.


Am I correct in assuming it will ship from the UK/EU and not from some factory in China?
 


Our manufacturers are based in China but all of the boards will be shipping from the UK.


Cool, definitely going to order this as soon as I get two questions answered: What stabilizers are included with each option and what kind of hot-swap socket is used?
 


Kailh Sockets and we are only offering GMK Screw-In Stabilisers.


So I got the email today that the GB is live. https://caps-unlocked.com/group-buy-cu65/ but I was wondering about the color. Is there only one option?

It looks like the only option is black (photos of the board are of the prototype in black), but what is actually offered is not stated in the GB page.

I am waiting on at least better photos of the internal chassis, bottom of the board and PCB before committing.
I would also like to know the plate thickness, where the board is manufactured and whether the two month lead time is realistic?

 


Correct, the only colour is black.


More photos and sound tests will be posted next week, sorry for the delay.


The plate is 1.5mm thick.


The board is manufactured in China and I think that the 2 month lead time is possible.

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« Reply #125 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 08:12:43 »
GB IS NOW LIVE!

https://caps-unlocked.com/group-buy-cu65/


GB thread will be live tomorrow!

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« Reply #126 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 08:37:32 »
ah I meant which stabilizer sizes are included? 6.25u and 7u both?

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« Reply #127 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 08:40:21 »
ah I meant which stabilizer sizes are included? 6.25u and 7u both?


6.25u 

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« Reply #128 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 08:50:52 »

More photos and sound tests will be posted next week, sorry for the delay.


Stoked!

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« Reply #129 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 16:24:37 »
GMK screw-in stabs? Noice!!

Looking forward to the sound test and build pics. Nice job CU!

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« Reply #130 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 17:14:29 »
:S almost 1/3 of the price is VAT+shipping for me. I cannot convince myself that this is then worth it for me. Nice board but the ratio of costs kills it for me.

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« Reply #131 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 17:22:55 »
:S almost 1/3 of the price is VAT+shipping for me. I cannot convince myself that this is then worth it for me. Nice board but the ratio of costs kills it for me.

You cant attribute VAT to the product??? It's inavoidable and has nothing to do with the actual thing you are buying.
The shipping cost is high, I really really really do agree. Maybe some other shipping options could be offered?

To lessen the impact of the shipping I'm sharing it with a friend who is also buying one.
Shipping cost was the same even if we added two keyboards to the basket.

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« Reply #132 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 01:21:12 »

:S almost 1/3 of the price is VAT+shipping for me. I cannot convince myself that this is then worth it for me. Nice board but the ratio of costs kills it for me.
 

:S almost 1/3 of the price is VAT+shipping for me. I cannot convince myself that this is then worth it for me. Nice board but the ratio of costs kills it for me.

You cant attribute VAT to the product??? It's inavoidable and has nothing to do with the actual thing you are buying.
The shipping cost is high, I really really really do agree. Maybe some other shipping options could be offered?

To lessen the impact of the shipping I'm sharing it with a friend who is also buying one.
Shipping cost was the same even if we added two keyboards to the basket.


Whilst we can't do anything about the VAT, we are working on reducing the shipping cost. Unfortunately due to bad experiences with Royal Mail for international parcels I decided to stop using them. I am looking at adding another low cost courier for non-UK customers, but at the moment all of the prices we are getting are similar to DHL.

We are also looking to work with a non-EU retailer for future group buys (if any are reading this, don't hesitate to get in touch!).

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« Reply #133 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 15:19:18 »
jumped on the GB as soon as I got the email :)

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« Reply #134 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 16:39:42 »

:S almost 1/3 of the price is VAT+shipping for me. I cannot convince myself that this is then worth it for me. Nice board but the ratio of costs kills it for me.
 

:S almost 1/3 of the price is VAT+shipping for me. I cannot convince myself that this is then worth it for me. Nice board but the ratio of costs kills it for me.

You cant attribute VAT to the product??? It's inavoidable and has nothing to do with the actual thing you are buying.
The shipping cost is high, I really really really do agree. Maybe some other shipping options could be offered?

To lessen the impact of the shipping I'm sharing it with a friend who is also buying one.
Shipping cost was the same even if we added two keyboards to the basket.


Whilst we can't do anything about the VAT, we are working on reducing the shipping cost. Unfortunately due to bad experiences with Royal Mail for international parcels I decided to stop using them. I am looking at adding another low cost courier for non-UK customers, but at the moment all of the prices we are getting are similar to DHL.

We are also looking to work with a non-EU retailer for future group buys (if any are reading this, don't hesitate to get in touch!).

I opted for the DHL option and I live in the UK. I hate Hermes with a passion, consistently lost my parcels and the guy who delivers in my area has a habit of knocking and running from the door. Really frustrating! Obviously your mileage may vary.  ;D

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« Reply #135 on: Tue, 03 December 2019, 04:18:07 »
:S almost 1/3 of the price is VAT+shipping for me. I cannot convince myself that this is then worth it for me. Nice board but the ratio of costs kills it for me.

You cant attribute VAT to the product??? It's inavoidable and has nothing to do with the actual thing you are buying.
The shipping cost is high, I really really really do agree. Maybe some other shipping options could be offered?

To lessen the impact of the shipping I'm sharing it with a friend who is also buying one.
Shipping cost was the same even if we added two keyboards to the basket.

I do know that the VAT cannot be changed it was just a comment on how much these two factors add to the overall price in comparison of the board itself. I also understand the issue with previous Royal Mail problems.

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« Reply #136 on: Tue, 03 December 2019, 05:51:54 »
-- resolved --
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« Reply #137 on: Tue, 03 December 2019, 05:54:52 »
I swear I subscribed to the newsletter but I didn't get the email. Someone please be so nice and PM me the discount code lol
 


Can you send an email and I will investigate this? We have sent a few emails, perhaps they are in your junk folder?


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« Reply #138 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 06:36:23 »
More photos and sound tests will be posted next week, sorry for the delay.

Resolved! Any chance of these sound tests and photos with switches installed before the end of the GB?

Edit: I realised that was only posted on Sunday and my message came across a bit, short :P i meant it as a genuine question! :D

Edit 2: I just saw your reply on Reddit saying hoping to get them up by this weekend!
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« Reply #139 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 15:00:27 »
How would the possibly lower shipping rates effect the ones that already ordered?
And also, why is there still no GB thread for this?

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« Reply #140 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 06:19:01 »
Do we have any updates here on expected shipping date? GB deadline has long passed and MOQ well beyond met!

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« Reply #141 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 06:26:33 »
Do we have any updates here on expected shipping date? GB deadline has long passed and MOQ well beyond met!
This is the IC thread, not the GB thread. Updates on the GB wouldn't be here. Anyway: https://caps-unlocked.com/group-buy-status/ Aiming for shipping in February.

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« Reply #142 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 07:02:43 »
Do we have any updates here on expected shipping date? GB deadline has long passed and MOQ well beyond met!
This is the IC thread, not the GB thread. Updates on the GB wouldn't be here. Anyway: https://caps-unlocked.com/group-buy-status/ Aiming for shipping in February.

Oh awesome, thanks! Somehow couldn't find the GB thread

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« Reply #143 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 07:07:29 »
Do we have any updates here on expected shipping date? GB deadline has long passed and MOQ well beyond met!
This is the IC thread, not the GB thread. Updates on the GB wouldn't be here. Anyway: https://caps-unlocked.com/group-buy-status/ Aiming for shipping in February.

Oh awesome, thanks! Somehow couldn't find the GB thread
Hmm yeah the search function in this forum is being weird sometimes. I found it trough their post history: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103730.msg2844823#msg2844823
Not much there yet tho. But looks like we don't have to wait long  :D

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« Reply #144 on: Wed, 05 February 2020, 10:08:33 »
Hi there,
I am fairly new to custom mech keyboards but this is pretty much exactly what I am looking for (given it also works on Mac?).
However, I seem to have missed the GB. Is there any way to still get on board?

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« Reply #145 on: Wed, 05 February 2020, 13:19:26 »
Join the discord, link somewhere. It will probably be announced there when extras are available