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[IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:09:56 »



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Primatech x Void - Lisa
Please fill the interest check form: https://forms.gle/HnpkbuZKWjZFtJhb7



Hello, geekhack! This is JayP from Primatech proudly presenting our first keyboard, Lisa.
Lisa is a 65% alice-like top mount board made out of bent steel. The board is designed in collaboration with Smol from Void Case.



Details:

  • 2mm steel top and bottom
  • 1.5mm steel plate powdercoated in black, Black FR4 plate as an option
  • Powdercoated body, black or white
  • Top mount
  • 5 degree typing angle
  • Custom PCB with USB-C by Ergorius













Updates:

  • interest check started [25/2/2020]
  • interest check form added [29/2/2020]
  • arrows separated, right side B added, new renders posted, banner added. [03/03/2020]

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:20:52 »
Looks interesting! I'd personally prefer separated arrow keys, i think it looks cleaner

Best of luck!

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:21:40 »
Looks interesting! I'd personally prefer separated arrow keys, i think it looks cleaner

Best of luck!

Much appreciated!

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:22:44 »
This looks interesting. TBH I'm probably not in simply because I don't need the arrow keys, but I still want to follow this project closely and see how the bent steel turns out. Good luck, it looks like an incredible concept and keyboard

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:28:00 »
Woo! Looks awesome from what I can see. Looking forward to seeing the progress made on this board. May pick it up when it drops.
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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:45:58 »
Looks like this might be my first Alice-like! Very good looking.
I’d just wish it had the extra B at the right cause with my first split I discovered I’m a right-B kind of typist.

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:48:58 »
Looks like this might be my first Alice-like! Very good looking.
I’d just wish it had the extra B at the right cause with my first split I discovered I’m a right-B kind of typist.

This is still a consideration! Will likely be polled in the near future.  ;)

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:49:57 »
any ballpark price estimates?

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:55:46 »
any ballpark price estimates?

Estimated at sub $200 for the kit. More info soon.

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 17:06:32 »
Just when I thought I had missed my shot with every Alice-like in recent times, this comes along to brighten my day.

Personally wish the extra B on the right side. That function key spot is perfect, sad to not see it here.

Additionally, the this one might be hard but.. any way we can line up the middle bolts with the crevice splitting the board in the middle? that offset is killing me, even though I can see it's just keeping the symmetry with the bolts themselves.

Definitely will be keeping an eye out for this one!

(Any goals as far as timelines go for this board?)

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 17:11:05 »
Just when I thought I had missed my shot with every Alice-like in recent times, this comes along to brighten my day.

Personally wish the extra B on the right side. That function key spot is perfect, sad to not see it here.

Additionally, the this one might be hard but.. any way we can line up the middle bolts with the crevice splitting the board in the middle? that offset is killing me, even though I can see it's just keeping the symmetry with the bolts themselves.

Definitely will be keeping an eye out for this one!

(Any goals as far as timelines go for this board?)

Short term timeline for the board is to run an interest check form within the next few days, as suggestions for improvement come in. (right side B will be part of the poll for sure)
We aim to have the prototypes ordered within the next 2 weeks.

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 17:18:30 »
That's the best part about bent steel. The price.

I'd love a unique mounting style tho. Really what's missing from the Alice line honestly.
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 19:33:59 »
Interested!

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 20:48:16 »
looks clean, will definately be interested

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 20:51:42 »
+1 for separated arrow keys

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 03:48:18 »
Been keeping an eye out for Alice style boards with arrows so this may be a pickup depending on the pricepoint.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 05:25:49 »
I'd be in for exactly this layout (plate looks like it's already supporting split backspace), strongly against a second B. I also don't think separated arrows would look better for this particular keyboard.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 05:55:02 »
+1 for second B and separated arrow keys! So excited for this!

Offline hikashi1988

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 06:04:20 »
without the extra B button, really reminds me of Arisu

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 13:33:08 »
I'd also love to see the arrow keys separated. Any chance of plates made of materials other than steel? A plastic/FR-4 plate would help the sound profile (which is the one downside of steel) without a considerable increase in price.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 14:22:11 »
I strongly encourage counter sunk screws on this case.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 19:10:58 »
+1 for separated arrows, a B key on the right, and plate options. Any chance of variations in bottom row layouts?

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 21:46:47 »
This gives me more arisu vibes than anything....I'm super interested in it though.

+1 for seperated arrows as well.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 21:56:06 »
Looks great. Any chance there will be more color options?
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 22:31:41 »
I'm always skeeved out by new runners but I like the design.
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 23:58:52 »
+1 for extra B.

-1 for separated arrows.

More colour options?

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 00:44:28 »
I absolutely love this, but I am also team two B's.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 01:10:09 »
Very interesting


I've learned away from 65% because if the cluster being moved to the right hand side which cuts into my mouse space. I've often wondered what this layout would like like with the arrows and three keys on the left hand side haha

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 08:42:09 »
Very nice design. I’ve been digging the industrial design ever since the skb series. Hope everything works out as planned. Really hope I could get in

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 09:22:19 »
I like the arrows as is. Cool design, it's really the only Alice-esque board I've found interesting.
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 09:24:39 »
I also like the arrows how they are. I just really want this to run!


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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 16:01:47 »
have bin looking for a new 65%. all my boards are now 65% hahah.. Also like the bent steel approach don't know how the sound will be.
But the price would probably make this a good board to give a good try..
Personally this would be a toss up between this board and the one shown on KBDfans.. here is a pic .
only thing that isn't right about that is that the fn key needs to be swapped with the n key..
Also on that board i would add a key next to the Control key to close that gap a bit between the arrow cluster and the main part..
And i would put two larger keys in the middle to function as the space and all the rest of the keys on the side of that..
To sum up little changes i would love to see in a split 65%...
Good luck with it .. will be keeping a close watch..

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 16:19:03 »
The top mount and 5 degree angle has got me interested in this board. Hopefully, it won't be too expensive. If it is, I won't buy it.  ;)

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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 19:07:50 »
The top mount and 5 degree angle has got me interested in this board. Hopefully, it won't be too expensive. If it is, I won't buy it.  ;)
Hoping they can keep the sub 200 price point!


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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 20:40:16 »
I've been waiting for an affordable board to try out the Alice layout; looks like this might be it.

+1 for countersunk screws
+1 for extra B
Indifferent on the isolated arrow cluster

Also, please consider splitting the left side space bar to add a 1u key on the inside

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 02:10:09 »
Interest check form added! https://forms.gle/HnpkbuZKWjZFtJhb7

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 05:43:51 »
Looks great. Happy to see arrow keys. Will this be another limited GB?

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« Reply #37 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 05:53:13 »
it looks like its gonna be very hollow and not very heavy, is that true?

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« Reply #38 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 08:00:24 »
Looks great. Happy to see arrow keys. Will this be another limited GB?

GB will be unlimited.

it looks like its gonna be very hollow and not very heavy, is that true?

It is 2mm steel and weighs approximately 1.8 kilograms unbuilt. So would say that it's untrue.

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« Reply #39 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 12:49:38 »
Speaking of it being hollow, any chance of offering case and/or plate foam to go with this?

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« Reply #40 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 13:32:20 »
Speaking of it being hollow, any chance of offering case and/or plate foam to go with this?
+1 on the plate foam.

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 14:25:14 »
Love this. Looks clean. Hopefully there will be enough units made.

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« Reply #42 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 01:58:13 »
Stunning looking board! The rectangular shape of the board and the spacious top really drives it home! Though I think it would be better if you can somehow not have the screws on the top, so it would look a lot cleaner. Also, such an open, spacious looking keyboard would really be nice to have logos/design/external weights! Layout wise, I agree with the separated arrow keys. I am windows key user, but I think the WKL here makes more sense. BTW, will it support split backspace?

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« Reply #43 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 06:26:40 »
Speaking of it being hollow, any chance of offering case and/or plate foam to go with this?

Foam will be taken into consideration as an extra.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 06:27:49 »
Stunning looking board! The rectangular shape of the board and the spacious top really drives it home! Though I think it would be better if you can somehow not have the screws on the top, so it would look a lot cleaner. Also, such an open, spacious looking keyboard would really be nice to have logos/design/external weights! Layout wise, I agree with the separated arrow keys. I am windows key user, but I think the WKL here makes more sense. BTW, will it support split backspace?

Split backspace is supported.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 15:01:15 »
Hey, can you just make b on both sides! Vhange design a bit and make on both

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« Reply #46 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 06:47:50 »
Filled the form.

Having owned an SKB I'm also voting for foam to put in between the pcb and plate, and would like to see the option to have the FR4 plate as a primary plate or have the option to use it instead of the steel plate. One of the main reasons I sold my SKB was that even with foam almost everywhere, I simply couldn't make it feel nice with the steel plate.

Edit; some more explanation on that part.
Steel is, imo, very rigid and unforgiving. Both in feel and sound and imho only suitable for tactile switches. FR4 plate as an option is nice but increases the price. Having the option to choose FR4 for a premium without needing to buy the steel will still increase the price but won’t leave buyers with an extra plate they’ll never use.
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« Reply #47 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 06:56:53 »
Filled the form.

Having owned an SKB I'm also voting for foam to put in between the pcb and plate, and would like to see the option to have the FR4 plate as a primary plate or have the option to use it instead of the steel plate. One of the main reasons I sold my SKB was that even with foam almost everywhere, I simply couldn't make it feel nice with the steel plate.
+1 on having the fr4 plate as a primary option.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 07:29:20 »
Maybe even offer nylon plates? I hear that eliminates a lot of ping etc. But from a logistical point might be a challenge?


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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 11:44:43 »
Cute. I also wanted to get into some Alice style boards, but missed most of the runs. This would be nice.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 11:46:58 »
New update: arrows separated, right side B added, new renders posted, banner added.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 12:00:10 »
ugh  well this disappoints me. second b is nonsensical and ruins the design for me. I'm out...
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« Reply #52 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 12:41:50 »
New update: arrows separated, right side B added, new renders posted, banner added.

Very awesome. I am looking forward to the 2 B design since I sometimes switch off which hand hits B

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« Reply #53 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 13:46:06 »
Bent steel~<33

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« Reply #54 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 23:50:53 »
Is there going to be an option to block the right-side B?

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« Reply #55 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 00:05:44 »
Is there going to be an option to block the right-side B?
+1 on a option to skip the right-side B.

I think there are enough interested people in both options.

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« Reply #56 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 01:44:24 »
Is there going to be an option to block the right-side B?
+1 on a option to skip the right-side B.

I think there are enough interested in both options.

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+1

Right side B also eliminates a lot of older keycap sets that do have split spacebar support but no second B.
I do like the separate arrow cluster, the second B not so much.
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« Reply #57 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 14:18:49 »
Any Idea on group buy date ? Very interested !

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« Reply #58 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 15:55:13 »
Any ballpark estimate of pricing? Looks amazing

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« Reply #59 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 23:06:07 »
Any ballpark estimate of pricing? Looks amazing
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« Reply #60 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 23:09:45 »
Any Idea on group buy date ? Very interested !


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« Reply #61 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 05:42:23 »
New update: arrows separated, right side B added, new renders posted, banner added.
Separating the arrows has really done it for me – I am in.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 06:24:03 »
New update: arrows separated, right side B added, new renders posted, banner added.

While some like these changes (including me), is there possibility BNM<>? Rshift can be moved to left to remove another "B" and put Fn key on right of Rshift?

At least the possible buyers against the double B will reconsider  :D

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 06:36:38 »
New update: arrows separated, right side B added, new renders posted, banner added.

While some like these changes (including me), is there possibility BNM<>? Rshift can be moved to left to remove another "B" and put Fn key on right of Rshift?

At least the possible buyers against the double B will reconsider  :D
That would completely mess up the placement of the bottom row. 10/10 you wouldn’t be able to type anymore :P


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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 07:11:53 »
New update: arrows separated, right side B added, new renders posted, banner added.

While some like these changes (including me), is there possibility BNM<>? Rshift can be moved to left to remove another "B" and put Fn key on right of Rshift?

At least the possible buyers against the double B will reconsider  :D
That would completely mess up the placement of the bottom row. 10/10 you wouldn’t be able to type anymore


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Of course it is just an option. You can choose double B or single B with Fn

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #65 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 06:03:50 »
you say it is going to have a custom pcb, will it be programmable, if so with which firmware? and also will it be a murica only GB or will there be a way to get them in europe (at a reasonable price i mean)?
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 19:20:39 »
Just caught this, but I would be seriously tempted to get in as I've been keeping my eyes open for an Alice-like also.  I'm disappointed about the separated arrow keys, as I prefer them joined, but it's not a deal-breaker.  I'm neutral on the extra 'B'.  If I could make a change, it would be to have a win-key option--at least on the left side, as I find that indispensable.

Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 23:31:34 »
Just caught this, but I would be seriously tempted to get in as I've been keeping my eyes open for an Alice-like also.  I'm disappointed about the separated arrow keys, as I prefer them joined, but it's not a deal-breaker.  I'm neutral on the extra 'B'.  If I could make a change, it would be to have a win-key option--at least on the left side, as I find that indispensable.
Winkey isn't happening, sadly.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #68 on: Thu, 12 March 2020, 06:27:54 »
you say it is going to have a custom pcb, will it be programmable, if so with which firmware? and also will it be a murica only GB or will there be a way to get them in europe (at a reasonable price i mean)?

PCB is QMK compatible. Primatech is from Finland and these will be sold globally.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 12 March 2020, 07:42:24 »
Winkey isn't happening, sadly.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 00:44:30 »
PCB is QMK compatible. Primatech is from Finland and these will be sold globally.

That's great. So it would be sold with proxies in different area?
And I love Finland!

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #71 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 02:29:27 »
PCB is QMK compatible. Primatech is from Finland and these will be sold globally.
Nice, thanks for the answer
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #72 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 04:31:15 »
Any chance for 2 different tops? One with second B and one without second B? I personally really dislike right side B, has no function whatsoever for me.


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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #73 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 04:33:10 »
Any chance for 2 different tops? One with second B and one without second B? I personally really dislike right side B, has no function whatsoever for me.


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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #74 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 05:20:47 »
PCB is QMK compatible. Primatech is from Finland and these will be sold globally.

That's great. So it would be sold with proxies in different area?
And I love Finland!

Currently, the plan is to deliver directly to the buyer.

Any chance for 2 different tops? One with second B and one without second B? I personally really dislike right side B, has no function whatsoever for me.


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While we would love to do this, the vast majority voted for another b-key. Having a second top option with a low MOQ would raise the price for everyone.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #75 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 05:53:09 »
Any chance for 2 different tops? One with second B and one without second B? I personally really dislike right side B, has no function whatsoever for me.


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While we would love to do this, the vast majority voted for another b-key. Having a second top option with a low MOQ would raise the price for everyone.
to leave the option for everyone it may be possible to do it like "cheap" computer cases do and only partially cut it? although it may look bad afterward and usually those cases uses very thing steel so i do not know of the feasibility of such an option here.

Edit: to add background: it would be my 1st alice-like board so i do not know if the double B will be something i will use or not yet, so i do not really care either way if that makes sence
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #76 on: Sat, 14 March 2020, 17:53:43 »
Edit: to add background: it would be my 1st alice-like board so i do not know if the double B will be something i will use or not yet, so i do not really care either way if that makes sence

You don't have to have two b keys on those two slots. Change your keymap to have something else on either the left or right one.

I have the function key on the right side b key on all of my Alice keyboards, for example.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #77 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 16:26:54 »
A lot of interest if it manages to be under $200!

I love the arrow keys in the new renders (slightly separated), but I managed to say the opposite on the google form - went full dumb on that, sorry.

Wish tons of luck on the GB, count me in.
Check -> https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104820.0 [Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like]

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #78 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 20:55:53 »
A lot of interest if it manages to be under $200!

I love the arrow keys in the new renders (slightly separated), but I managed to say the opposite on the google form - went full dumb on that, sorry.

Wish tons of luck on the GB, count me in.
Prices will range from 130-180! Check the discord

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 20:56:14 »
A lot of interest if it manages to be under $200!

I love the arrow keys in the new renders (slightly separated), but I managed to say the opposite on the google form - went full dumb on that, sorry.

Wish tons of luck on the GB, count me in.
Prices will range from 130-180! Check the discord
I assume the pcb isn't included in the kit, if it isn't, whats the price or a rough idea?

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 21:02:09 »
A lot of interest if it manages to be under $200!

I love the arrow keys in the new renders (slightly separated), but I managed to say the opposite on the google form - went full dumb on that, sorry.

Wish tons of luck on the GB, count me in.
Prices will range from 130-180! Check the discord
I assume the pcb isn't included in the kit, if it isn't, whats the price or a rough idea?
You should join the discord and ask smol about it. That is all the info we have till now.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #81 on: Fri, 20 March 2020, 14:29:30 »
A lot of interest if it manages to be under $200!

I love the arrow keys in the new renders (slightly separated), but I managed to say the opposite on the google form - went full dumb on that, sorry.

Wish tons of luck on the GB, count me in.
Prices will range from 130-180! Check the discord
I assume the pcb isn't included in the kit, if it isn't, whats the price or a rough idea?
You should join the discord and ask smol about it. That is all the info we have till now.
A lot of us aren't on, and don't plan to get on discord

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #82 on: Fri, 20 March 2020, 14:34:06 »
I am on Discord and I still think that sharing relevant information in the IC thread that already exists here is the minimum I expect from IC/GB runners. In general expecting people to be in dozens of individual IC/GB runner servers and keeping an eye on all of them is extremely unrealistic. Discord is great but it's not the right medium for keeping people informed about interest checks and group buys.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #83 on: Fri, 20 March 2020, 15:50:29 »
A lot of interest if it manages to be under $200!

I love the arrow keys in the new renders (slightly separated), but I managed to say the opposite on the google form - went full dumb on that, sorry.

Wish tons of luck on the GB, count me in.
Prices will range from 130-180! Check the discord
I assume the pcb isn't included in the kit, if it isn't, whats the price or a rough idea?
You should join the discord and ask smol about it. That is all the info we have till now.
A lot of us aren't on, and don't plan to get on discord
Fair enough. That's all the info we have atm anyways. Sucks that no updates are posted by OP ngl.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #84 on: Fri, 20 March 2020, 16:16:02 »
Asked him on discord, the 130-180 does include the pcb

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 21 March 2020, 16:28:45 »
Thats good news. Lets just hope the virus situation doesn't ruin the GB!

Good luck for us!
Check -> https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104820.0 [Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like]

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #86 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 10:32:21 »
Interested, but I don't know if I'll get it, I am interested how the project goes tho.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 01:42:56 »
i love this

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #88 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 04:22:25 »
Closely watching the thread, would like to have some updates from time to time ;D

Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #89 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 04:35:45 »
I believe there is no updates as of yet: prototype is still on the way, and no new info will come out until it finally arrives.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #90 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 16:13:25 »
Very nice, looks clean! I would definitely like to join for this!

I particularly like that the Esc key is "close" to the rest of the keys, so it is easy to access in normal typing, so you don't have to reach for it.
Also, nice with the space added for the arrow keys!
I've read that the steel can be hard/noisy, is foam necessary for a good typing sound?

Edit: Happy to see that it's a product of a neighboring country!
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #91 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 17:25:34 »
Very nice, looks clean! I would definitely like to join for this!

I particularly like that the Esc key is "close" to the rest of the keys, so it is easy to access in normal typing, so you don't have to reach for it.
Also, nice with the space added for the arrow keys!
I've read that the steel can be hard/noisy, is foam necessary for a good typing sound?

Edit: Happy to see that it's a product of a neighboring country!
If there is room for foam, then yes.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #92 on: Sat, 09 May 2020, 05:35:31 »
I love the idea of having the arrows keys on the Alice and I am all in, but I am wondering since the bottom is a straight cut, there is a lot of spacing between the bottom row and the edge of the keyboard. I am afraid that it might affect the ergonomic factor and the feel of typing.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:53:18 »
Very excited about this one!

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #94 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 14:11:20 »
I love the idea of having the arrows keys on the Alice and I am all in, but I am wondering since the bottom is a straight cut, there is a lot of spacing between the bottom row and the edge of the keyboard. I am afraid that it might affect the ergonomic factor and the feel of typing.

Do you think a wrist rest would pretty much solve this?

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #95 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 23:47:53 »
Might be interested, if includes hotswap

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #96 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 06:18:19 »
Primatech is a registered security company, I'd change that name before you get a cease and desist..
You have no link to a website and you logo also doesn't match the austrian primatech company.

Things like this can really quickly ruin people's trust in ICs and GBs in general and by extension the geekhack forums.
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #97 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 06:28:14 »
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #98 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 12:34:38 »
Primatech is a registered security company, I'd change that name before you get a cease and desist..
You have no link to a website and you logo also doesn't match the austrian primatech company.

Things like this can really quickly ruin people's trust in ICs and GBs in general and by extension the geekhack forums.

I am not a lawyer, but I think it's okay for name collisions to occur between products / companies / whatever as long as there is no possibility of confusion.  Pretty sure that would be the case here.  Also, people losing trust in GBs and GH because of it??  Don't you think that's going a little overboard?

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #99 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 23:56:02 »
Primatech is a registered security company, I'd change that name before you get a cease and desist..
You have no link to a website and you logo also doesn't match the austrian primatech company.

Things like this can really quickly ruin people's trust in ICs and GBs in general and by extension the geekhack forums.

I am not a lawyer, but I think it's okay for name collisions to occur between products / companies / whatever as long as there is no possibility of confusion.  Pretty sure that would be the case here.  Also, people losing trust in GBs and GH because of it??  Don't you think that's going a little overboard?

Exactly what I thought, and what’s wrong with having no websites, if you are looking for that kind of stuff, go buy razer/Corsair. Why bother browsing GH looking at all these community projects lol.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #100 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 23:58:13 »
Plus, OP is not saying his Primatech is the same as that one so why does he need to match the logo lol. If you are concerned, don’t join and that’s easy go buy Razer

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Re: Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #101 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 00:23:00 »


I am super hyped for this GB! Will be my first custom so hopefully it starts soon  :-*

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #102 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 01:02:56 »
Primatech is a registered security company, I'd change that name before you get a cease and desist..
You have no link to a website and you logo also doesn't match the austrian primatech company.

Things like this can really quickly ruin people's trust in ICs and GBs in general and by extension the geekhack forums.

"TGR" has 131 trademarks globally. "LZ" has 349. "TX" has 1,878.

I don't think this is really something that comes to mind when people are buying boards.

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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #103 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:16:34 »
Primatech is a registered security company, I'd change that name before you get a cease and desist..
You have no link to a website and you logo also doesn't match the austrian primatech company.

Things like this can really quickly ruin people's trust in ICs and GBs in general and by extension the geekhack forums.

"TGR" has 131 trademarks globally. "LZ" has 349. "TX" has 1,878.

I don't think this is really something that comes to mind when people are buying boards.
I don't think you have to worry too much about trademark infringement by making this keyboard and selling under the name
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Re: [IC] Primatech x Void - Lisa - a bent steel alice-like
« Reply #104 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 14:59:24 »
Looks really awesome! Any thoughts of adding dampening foam to the kit?