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[GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 12:24:57 »
GB is closed, more info to come!

17.05: - Small update, or rather - keeping my promise;
Here are the plate files for the board.


4.12: - Cases are still being anodised, waiting on the PCBs.



https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/decent-65_283/

https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/frontpage/products/decent65-gb




Decent65 - a decent keyboard made in Europe
by soran and Stormlex




Details:


16mm front
7° typing angle
Top mount plate
QMK & VIA compatible
Available in: burgundy, black, purple and gray for anodisation and cerakote colours from Salvun's stock
Layout options:


Kit includes:

1x 6060 Aluminium top
1x 6060 Aluminium bottom
1x 1.5mm semi-fixed, sandblasted aluminium plate - either ANSI or ISO layout. (alloy might be subject to change)
1x TA65 v3 PCB by Maartenwut
1x Unified USB type C daughterboard
1x JST cable
Set of bumpons and screws for the case

Extras:
Both vendors will sell plates and PCBs.
Additional plates will be available for purchase both in carbon fiber and aluminium.




Vendors:

mykeyboard.eu
novelkeys.xyz

Pricing:

mykeyboard  (VAT included):
Base kit - 275€ (anodised) - cerakote is an additional 68.50€
Extra plate - 45€
Extra PCB - 40€

novelkeys:
Base kit - $310 (anodised)
Base kit - $390 (cerakoted)
Extra plate - $40
Extra PCB - $35

Please note: novelkeys will only have ANSI plates as an option.

Timeline:

Group Buy will be open 2020.04.18 - 2020.05.09 (three weeks).
With the current situation around the globe, we estimate the cases to be delivered around late November/early December - that might still change.

Quality expectations:
The prototype hasn’t been treated before being sent out, so expect the ano to be less matte.

Possible scratches, machining or hook marks on the inner faces of the case.

There might be a minor mismatch between the anodisation colour of the top and bottom.

Small imperfections might happen.

For cerakote quality please refer to Salvun’s other projects.

Gallery:


Typing test video:


Pictures:









Port and ano options:



FAQ

1. Will it have hotswap?
No.

2. What about the promised plate files?
Will provide them once the GB window is over.

3. What about X colour?
For different colours than the anodisation ones, refer to the sheet of Salvun's in-stock ceraktote colours.


















« Last Edit: Fri, 04 December 2020, 06:49:11 by soran »

Offline soran

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 12:26:13 »
Reserved.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 12:55:12 »

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 13:11:31 »
Awww yeah!

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 13:16:28 »
Aw yisss

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 13:23:40 »
I cannot remember the last time I saw something as decent as this.

Offline Stormlex

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 13:24:22 »
I cannot remember the last time I saw something as decent as this.

Maybe when you met me at the Sthlm meetup?

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 14:17:20 »
yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 14:34:26 »
Do I need another 65?
no

Do I need another keyboard?
no

Will I still join?
probably

Will I shill the hell out of this board?
yes
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Offline Oddstag

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 15:12:22 »
Ah man, I really like all the colour options. Going to be tough to choose.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 16:08:06 »
Hope someone goes for those neon orange and green cerakote options
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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 16:24:57 »
Hope someone goes for those neon orange and green cerakote options

The neon green would go well with GMK, JTK, or DCS Toxic & the hunter orange would go well with GMK Skidata/Skiidata TBH.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 16:59:29 »
GL!

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 21:16:40 »


what’s the name of this keycap?

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 23:17:42 »
Just ordered mine and snagged an extra PCB + CF plate!
Exploring the PNW

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 18 April 2020, 00:03:49 »
Mmm, ISO

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 18 April 2020, 04:28:45 »
Update

Group buy is now live at both NovelKeys for US customers, and MyKeyboard for European ones (RotW can chose either):

US: https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/group-buys/products/decent65-gb

EU: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/decent-65_283/

Thank you

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 18 April 2020, 07:20:32 »
Show Image


what’s the name of this keycap?

Thats GMK Vice Nights mod with WoB alphas.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - LIVE
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 18 April 2020, 11:03:09 »
GLWS!

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - LIVE
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 18 April 2020, 21:29:07 »
I was really excited about the estimated US pricing of $255 specified in the IC. $310 is just over the line for me unfortunately. I would want a little more at this particular price point.

Still love the build and the all the pretty cerakote options are a very nice addition (Wish I could see them in a render). Excited to see what they all look like on reddit after they ship.

GLWS!

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - LIVE
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 19 April 2020, 05:48:17 »
I was really excited about the estimated US pricing of $255 specified in the IC. $310 is just over the line for me unfortunately. I would want a little more at this particular price point.

Still love the build and the all the pretty cerakote options are a very nice addition (Wish I could see them in a render). Excited to see what they all look like on reddit after they ship.

GLWS!

First for all, the $255 pre-shipping would've been there if mykeyboard were the only vendor - which isn't true anymore.
Second of all, mykeyboard is the main runner, so unlike most buys where the vendors simply add their margin of top of the base price, here novelkeys actually had to add it on top of the previous $255 (including shipping and the import tax).
I know that it sucks, but people have been asking again and again for a proxy, so we decided to cater to them - had I known how it would turn out, I would have done some thing differently for sure.

Anyway, glad that you still like the looks of it, hope you have a nice day!

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Starting 18.04
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 07:28:39 »
Just ordered mine and snagged an extra PCB + CF plate!

Just did exactly that  :)
Seems like a really nice case, and fun that it's made in Europe!

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Live on novelkeys and mykeyboard.eu!
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 19:16:33 »
Nice design, GLWS!

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Live on novelkeys and mykeyboard.eu!
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 27 April 2020, 03:42:28 »
Are there any pictures of the back plate?

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Live on novelkeys and mykeyboard.eu!
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 12:35:47 »
Quick question... is the main image, on NK w/ vice, grey or one of the grey cerakotes? thanks

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Live on novelkeys and mykeyboard.eu!
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 14:23:06 »
Noob here: Would this keyboard worth to pay extra 100 over KBDFans67 v2? If yes why?

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Live on novelkeys and mykeyboard.eu!
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 08:59:21 »
Are there any pictures of the back plate?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105051.0

Check under the more section. There are pics of the bottom

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Live on novelkeys and mykeyboard.eu!
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 09:04:21 »
Noob here: Would this keyboard worth to pay extra 100 over KBDFans67 v2? If yes why?


Made in Europe, totally different design, etc. Its the same as with cars.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Live on novelkeys and mykeyboard.eu!
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 12:24:48 »
Quick question... is the main image, on NK w/ vice, grey or one of the grey cerakotes? thanks

That is black ano actually. It has a very nice suede look tho.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Live on novelkeys and mykeyboard.eu!
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 12:25:43 »

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Live on novelkeys and mykeyboard.eu!
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 15:01:42 »
Quick question... is the main image, on NK w/ vice, grey or one of the grey cerakotes? thanks

That is black ano actually. It has a very nice suede look tho.

thanks! agree, it’s nice.
« Last Edit: Fri, 08 May 2020, 15:21:13 by pnw-g »

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - Live on novelkeys and mykeyboard.eu!
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 09 May 2020, 20:06:52 »
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we are closed

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 02:08:06 »
eeek it closed as I hit checkout on NovelKeys. I guess this closes on a different time zone? It was still 5/9 in California USA.

Next time. GL with GB :)

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 10:52:39 »
Ordered mine with a CF plate, let the countdown start

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 21:46:23 »
excited to see updates as this progresses, glad to have joined the GB before close :)

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 14:34:00 »
Bumping, plate files in the main post.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 02:26:31 »
Thanks for releasing the file! Will order a POM plate tonight <3

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 09:37:32 »
Hey, sorry for a noob question, do I need to buy stabs?
Can I use skrew-in stabs?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 10:14:10 »
Yes. You need to buy Stabilisers (Screw In are fine), Switches and Keycaps.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:28:20 »
I joined the GB via mykeyboard.eu. I noted color and plate via comments section during checkout. This is not included in the order confirmation I got and mykeyboard.eu has ignored all emails I sent them asking for confirmation. Has anyone an idea how I could contact them? Thanks

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 14:22:32 »
They are really active and helpful in their discord. Sending a message there to @crew should help you out. (https://discord.gg/vCt6by)

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 15:44:31 »
I noted color and plate via comments section during checkout.

...which is NOT what you should have done. There was a form in plain sight on the order site, which specifically stated that you have to fill it out after ordering, to tell the vendor what you like, fill in your oder nr and all thst good stuff.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 16:07:10 »
I noted color and plate via comments section during checkout.

...which is NOT what you should have done. There was a form in plain sight on the order site, which specifically stated that you have to fill it out after ordering, to tell the vendor what you like, fill in your oder nr and all thst good stuff.

there was no form or options on mykeeb. Only the comment field during checkout. There was no other choice to leave these information. This was different on novelkeys which have a proper website

They are really active and helpful in their discord. Sending a message there to @crew should help you out. (https://discord.gg/vCt6by)

Thanks for the tip! Sad being forced to now use a closed system, instead of them just answering emails
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 June 2020, 16:29:00 by Draic »

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 21:05:29 »
Dude. There was. Open you eyes before bashing a vendor!


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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 17 June 2020, 02:24:52 »
Dude. There was. Open you eyes before bashing a vendor!

nope. was not there. Maybe got blocked by ad block, but there was no such form.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 08:39:03 »
Dude. There was. Open you eyes before bashing a vendor!

nope. was not there. Maybe got blocked by ad block, but there was no such form.


Nope, still there:

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 08:45:23 »
I rest my case

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 10:19:36 »
I noted color and plate via comments section during checkout.

...which is NOT what you should have done. There was a form in plain sight on the order site, which specifically stated that you have to fill it out after ordering, to tell the vendor what you like, fill in your oder nr and all thst good stuff.

there was no form or options on mykeeb. Only the comment field during checkout. There was no other choice to leave these information. This was different on novelkeys which have a proper website

They are really active and helpful in their discord. Sending a message there to @crew should help you out. (https://discord.gg/vCt6by)

Thanks for the tip! Sad being forced to now use a closed system, instead of them just answering emails

You could also try to call them directly. In my case they also haven't answered my emails but they were really friendly on the phone.

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Re: [GB] Decent65 - CLOSED
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 14:25:51 »
Dude. There was. Open you eyes before bashing a vendor!

nope. was not there. Maybe got blocked by ad block, but there was no such form.


Nope, still there:
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not sure what you are trying to prove. That is the page of the original campaign. The listing has been moved since then :)

Got in touch with them via discord and got it sorted out. Ignoring emails for month is still not how a company should proceed, but can confirm that support via discord was fine.
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 June 2020, 14:27:27 by Draic »