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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #150 on: Wed, 05 February 2020, 10:14:12 »
This looks absolutely gorgeous, worth shifting from ISO to ANSI for, I'm in.

See, this is where I am at as well.  Can I readjust to justify buying?  Not convinced just yet but following in the meantime.
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Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #151 on: Wed, 05 February 2020, 10:37:11 »
This looks absolutely gorgeous, worth shifting from ISO to ANSI for, I'm in.

See, this is where I am at as well.  Can I readjust to justify buying?  Not convinced just yet but following in the meantime.

Just imagine if every keyboard purchase was easier!  :D

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #152 on: Thu, 06 February 2020, 12:45:57 »
Ooh I m ready

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #153 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 08:52:44 »
Super looking forward to this for my first build!

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #154 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 12:44:35 »
I am down. Will use in my first build.

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #155 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 21:44:17 »
Def not my first build but could be my last. This is the only board as of late that's really kept my interest outside of some crazy split and southpaw boards.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #156 on: Sat, 08 February 2020, 02:09:49 »
This looks great, can't wait for it to be released.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #157 on: Sat, 08 February 2020, 19:41:36 »
Def not my first build but could be my last. This is the only board as of late that's really kept my interest outside of some crazy split and southpaw boards.

I do love the southpaw layout. The EXT65 i've been using since release has been stowed away while I test out the constellation.
Didn't get time to do a video this weekend, because I got a puppy!

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #158 on: Sat, 08 February 2020, 20:40:21 »
Def not my first build but could be my last. This is the only board as of late that's really kept my interest outside of some crazy split and southpaw boards.

I do love the southpaw layout. The EXT65 i've been using since release has been stowed away while I test out the constellation.
Didn't get time to do a video this weekend, because I got a puppy!

Grats! Puppies are both awesome, and intense, lol. And I'm sad I missed out on the EXT65. Hopefully with a lucky constellation grab I'll be satisfied!

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #159 on: Sat, 08 February 2020, 22:29:20 »
ill get one for sure, any idea on the price?

the black one looks perfect for the gmk hero set but maybe one matching even more could be cool

Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #160 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 12:03:06 »
ill get one for sure, any idea on the price?

the black one looks perfect for the gmk hero set but maybe one matching even more could be cool

$450-$550 supposedly, honestly wouldnt be surprised if it was higher because its an in stock item

this is definitely a buy for me because of all the mounting options
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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #161 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 14:20:39 »
I'm just a huge fan of supporting in stock. If it's a widely praised board, and looks as gorgeous as this, I want others to have the opportunity. I don't mind rare one-offs existing. But it feels bad when it's someone's endgame and they're forced to pay twice as much cause they were a month late in finding it.

Again. Totally realize that's just how it is, but in stock is cool.

Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #162 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 16:05:11 »
I'm just a huge fan of supporting in stock. If it's a widely praised board, and looks as gorgeous as this, I want others to have the opportunity. I don't mind rare one-offs existing. But it feels bad when it's someone's endgame and they're forced to pay twice as much cause they were a month late in finding it.

Again. Totally realize that's just how it is, but in stock is cool.

lol of course we are fans of in-stock, we don't take any of the risk

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #163 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 16:40:05 »
I'm just a huge fan of supporting in stock. If it's a widely praised board, and looks as gorgeous as this, I want others to have the opportunity. I don't mind rare one-offs existing. But it feels bad when it's someone's endgame and they're forced to pay twice as much cause they were a month late in finding it.

Again. Totally realize that's just how it is, but in stock is cool.

lol of course we are fans of in-stock, we don't take any of the risk
Eh. I'd argue there's still risk. Just cause it's in stock now doesn't mean it'll be supported or have replacement parts for forever. And it's no guarantee of quality.

Don't think we have to worry about that in this case. But I've backed tons of risky boards this past year. At least thats not a reason for me.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #164 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 16:49:02 »
I'm just a huge fan of supporting in stock. If it's a widely praised board, and looks as gorgeous as this, I want others to have the opportunity. I don't mind rare one-offs existing. But it feels bad when it's someone's endgame and they're forced to pay twice as much cause they were a month late in finding it.

Again. Totally realize that's just how it is, but in stock is cool.

lol of course we are fans of in-stock, we don't take any of the risk
Eh. I'd argue there's still risk. Just cause it's in stock now doesn't mean it'll be supported or have replacement parts for forever. And it's no guarantee of quality.

Don't think we have to worry about that in this case. But I've backed tons of risky boards this past year. At least thats not a reason for me.
Just wanna note that he plans on having a limited stock. It still sounds like there will be a lot of hype around this board. Which means if it gets popular enough, itíll be similar to what happened with the Unikorn extras as well as what happened with GSKT. Basically itís limited FCFS no matter how you look at it. But of course, we arenít the ones bearing any risk that typically comes hand in hand with GBs (inevitable delays, factories pulling the cash grab and go, etc). I trust that the QC will be tight enough so l that we donít have to wait 2 years to get a board in our hands.

With that being said, it also means that folks coming in a month late would still not be able to buy this board when however many in stock units sell out.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #165 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 17:13:51 »
Yeah. So I guess it's still a FCFS. From what was said it's confusing as to whether it'll be restocked or not. Or just supported in the future, for those who already bought.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #166 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 01:36:57 »
Yeah. So I guess it's still a FCFS. From what was said it's confusing as to whether it'll be restocked or not. Or just supported in the future, for those who already bought.

How will they know what the interest is like after they run out of the first run? That part kinda confused me (if I remember reading it correctly).

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #167 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 06:39:45 »
I think this might be one of my next boards. Iím torn between the black and space greyópartially because Iím not sure how that would look just yet.

Could we get renders in the other colors?


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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #168 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 18:05:28 »
Can't wait to see all the color options rendered on this board!

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #169 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 22:05:54 »
If this had the wkl right side or whatever it's called I would so be in. Now just a debate in my head.
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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #170 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 04:59:09 »
I dunno. It's so rare to find a 65 without any blockers. I love this just for that.
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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #171 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 05:45:56 »
Yeah. So I guess it's still a FCFS. From what was said it's confusing as to whether it'll be restocked or not. Or just supported in the future, for those who already bought.

How will they know what the interest is like after they run out of the first run? That part kinda confused me (if I remember reading it correctly).

Speed of how quick it sells, people messaging about r2 etc. For example, ext65 still gets requested, and because of that, we are doing a revision pcb for ext65, and releasing files to cut your own case. If there's still demand, then a round 2 may happen. Assessing risk is probably the most difficult thing to do as someone who wants to do instock, it takes capital and guts to see it out to the end, with so many moving parts that things that can go wrong. I don't like the gb model because it means that you're playing around with other people's money, and if someone does go wrong, it's harder to control. So far we've been lucky that we haven't had to dip into our own pockets too often, prototyping is expensive and is offset by selling more.

Having said that, we'll be delayed and possible moving to q2 just because of the stuff that's happening in China. Unfortunately that's the way things are at the moment. We will most likely do one more set of prototypes with minor tweaks from our current prototypes.

I dunno. It's so rare to find a 65 without any blockers. I love this just for that.


We think so too! I want to offer blockered styles down the track if there's demand for it.

Can't wait to see all the color options rendered on this board!

Most likely we won't have renders. I'll be doing another round of proto, we're confident on our signature colours, so maybe looking to do something a bit left field like a lilac or something like that. Open to suggestions.



Yeah. So I guess it's still a FCFS. From what was said it's confusing as to whether it'll be restocked or not. Or just supported in the future, for those who already bought.

If it's successful and people want it, then yeah - will be restocked. I wish there was better way to keep a production line going of these things, but at the end of the day, we have to make it manageable amount to deliver and maintain QC. We are only 3 people, and don't have access to a warehouse, and rely a lot of friends to help us out when we need it :)






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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #172 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 06:09:39 »
All good about the delay, and the costs of stocking. Board looks amazing. Got plenty of time. And I agree. Having a stocked item ready to go for sale is definitely preferable over a GB. Really looking forward to it (and the EXT65 w/ case files!).

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #173 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 15:50:19 »
I appreciate your decision to move from a group buy model to an in-stock type model. And thanks for the clarification. I believe that there will most likely be a consistent demand for the product you have to offer since it gives a lot of people the chance to explore multiple mounting options with a single board/plate.

And I still think the plate looks super cool.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #174 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 23:44:09 »
how have I only just seen this now? I am rather interested, I've been looking for a good quality 65...

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #175 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 19:11:17 »
how have I only just seen this now? I am rather interested, I've been looking for a good quality 65...

There's been some noise about it on discord / insta

I've done some type tests on video so at some point I will stitch it together and upload it.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #176 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 20:10:49 »
how have I only just seen this now? I am rather interested, I've been looking for a good quality 65...

There's been some noise about it on discord / insta

I've done some type tests on video so at some point I will stitch it together and upload it.

def excited to see that video. Of course I want 3 videos, one for each config, but I'll just have to live otherwise.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #177 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 20:51:13 »
hype traaaaaaaaaaaaaain

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #178 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 21:04:33 »
Man. I wish a date was set. Can't take all this waiting. Lol

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #179 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 15:03:13 »
Super down.
Been looking for a custom I like for a real long time.
And with 3 mounting methods & hopefully some plate options, I'll finally figure myself out.  :p

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #180 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 15:14:29 »
how have I only just seen this now? I am rather interested, I've been looking for a good quality 65...

There's been some noise about it on discord / insta

I've done some type tests on video so at some point I will stitch it together and upload it.

def excited to see that video. Of course I want 3 videos, one for each config, but I'll just have to live otherwise.

Soon!

We are in talks again with our manufacturing peopleís so things are starting to move again. We have made a few changes based on our tests over the last months and will do another round of prototyping. This will add a bit of delay as expected but we think it will improve feel and sound and is worth it. Itís all a bit vague but will show you all what we mean when we get the new proto and test it out a bit.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #181 on: Fri, 06 March 2020, 04:11:48 »
Will there be any extra plate materials offered?

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #182 on: Fri, 06 March 2020, 10:09:20 »
This is literally the only keyboard I am waiting for. Everything else just doesnt tickle my fancy.
Also please offer white.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #183 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 18:54:11 »
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9cFUqBAU5r/?igshid=1xzu8wo45zc33

Zambumon reppin that EXT65. Anxiously awaiting those PCBs

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #184 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 23:09:36 »
You got a EXT65, Zeelobby?

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #185 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 07:46:54 »
You got a EXT65, Zeelobby?
Nah. Sadly I missed out. I really want one. But at least theyr going to release an updated PCB in a bit, and there's been hints of some case option. Maybe acrylic files or who knows. Definitely excited.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #186 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 09:09:16 »
Any update for GB Date :)

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #187 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 17:36:27 »
Long time lurker but just created an acct because I am in a comfortable place to start spending $ on hobbies again
Love this keeb, looking forward to updates

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #188 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 06:17:17 »
ill get one for sure, any idea on the price?

the black one looks perfect for the gmk hero set but maybe one matching even more could be cool

Looking at 520ish at this point, if everything goes to plan.

Will there be any extra plate materials offered?

We are about to test a 4.5mm brass and polycarb plates. The base kit comes with 1.5mm brass.

Any update for GB Date :)

FNF GB is underway. Looking at Q2 at this point, earlier if we're lucky. Still got some logistics things going on too, so hopefully will sort that stuff out soon.


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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #189 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 09:43:44 »
ill get one for sure, any idea on the price?

the black one looks perfect for the gmk hero set but maybe one matching even more could be cool

Looking at 520ish at this point, if everything goes to plan.

Will there be any extra plate materials offered?

We are about to test a 4.5mm brass and polycarb plates. The base kit comes with 1.5mm brass.

Any update for GB Date :)

FNF GB is underway. Looking at Q2 at this point, earlier if we're lucky. Still got some logistics things going on too, so hopefully will sort that stuff out soon.

4.5mm brass plate would be amazing. Please keep us updated on if it works out or not!

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #190 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 11:07:24 »
Still anxiously waiting for this board, haha.

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #191 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 12:02:28 »
How does space grey look?

Will there be accent color choices other than raw brass?


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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #192 on: Sun, 05 April 2020, 00:02:59 »
Keen. Will be my first big boi keeb :) waits patiently*


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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #193 on: Sun, 05 April 2020, 09:48:55 »
How is it going? I'm anxious for an update, it's been a while  :p
Is the sale still good for Q2 2020? May? June?

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #194 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 02:25:01 »
How is it going? I'm anxious for an update, it's been a while  :p
Is the sale still good for Q2 2020? May? June?

Yeah looking like that. Still waiting for news on this side.

How does space grey look?

Will there be accent color choices other than raw brass?


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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #195 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 09:19:26 »
I'll probably pick one up, I think this is gorgeous. Been waiting for a navy blue ss board for a while now :)

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #196 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 09:30:40 »
Excited for this, definitely going to try my luck for an Aegis Navy one

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #197 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 01:25:45 »
Relatively new and haven't tried any of these mounting options before! Only tried integrated plate and tray mount so gonna check off the rest of the list with this board!

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #198 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 19:37:51 »
The Aegis Navy looks so gorgeous. Any news on if we may see this soon?

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Re: [IC] CONSTELLATION 65%
« Reply #199 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 19:39:33 »
The Aegis Navy looks so gorgeous. Any news on if we may see this soon?
The AE navy is one of their signature color, it will definitely be part of the constellation choices.

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