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Offline Chozo Ghost

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #50 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:18:48 »
Hello keeb friends,

It's been a while since the Think6.5 GB! Hope you are doing well and staying healthy.

I have started this design last year but was not able to start an IC due to personal reasons. Now things are much better, I now decide to start an interest check for R2 Think6.5 named '2020.' For those of you who are curious about how the R1 design looks like, here is the original IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99634

Importantly, please let me know if you prefer the original badge position or the new badge position. And board material suggestions. Any questions, please feel free to ask. And welcome any constructive feedback.

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Looks awesome! Do we just reserve our interest here? I'm not seeing a link to any official Google IC Form or anything.

A couple of points to mention:

1) Definitely want there to be a Polycarb option!
2) Please also include a PCB that will be both Hotswap AND Underglow compatible
3) Top-Right Badge placement for sure!

Other than that, looks amazing! I'd love to get my hands on this!

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #51 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:20:22 »
Hello keeb friends,

It's been a while since the Think6.5 GB! Hope you are doing well and staying healthy.

I have started this design last year but was not able to start an IC due to personal reasons. Now things are much better, I now decide to start an interest check for R2 Think6.5 named '2020.' For those of you who are curious about how the R1 design looks like, here is the original IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99634

Importantly, please let me know if you prefer the original badge position or the new badge position. And board material suggestions. Any questions, please feel free to ask. And welcome any constructive feedback.

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Looks awesome! Do we just reserve our interest here? I'm not seeing a link to any official Google IC Form or anything.

A couple of points to mention:

1) Definitely want there to be a Polycarb option!
2) Please also include a PCB that will be both Hotswap AND Underglow compatible
3) Top-Right Badge placement for sure!

Other than that, looks amazing! I'd love to get my hands on this!

*sorry if this posts multiple times; couldn't tell if my original comment posted or not.

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:22:32 »
Love the nautical theme! (although not really sure how it ties into the R1 Think6.5, or the name, but whatever)

I prefer the top-right badge option for sure.

Will be in 100% if it supports split space, and comes in polycarb!

Offline add1ct3dd

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #53 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:23:59 »
I prefer the original badge location, but also not a fan of the nautical/anchor/boat theme personally. I like the original theming and branding more personally, it doesn't really match any of that for me sadly.

If it changes I'd be interested in picking one up as a continuation and extension to the V1, but not in current form sadly. Will keep monitoring the thread to see if there's any changes etc :)

Offline ninjacore

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #54 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:24:06 »
Prefer top-right badge.  R1 badge position yields a "compact fc660" layout (heard it referred to as that at some point), which is far more widespread than the top right badge position.  I'm sure there are others with top-right badges, but only Iron165 and 910 come to mind easily - very good company to be in, design-wise.

I bought R1 and really liked the quality, looks, and feel.  I would probably be in for R2 as well, though the boating theme would make it a hard pass for me.  I don't find that theme appealing at all and don't understand how it fits into this community.
« Last Edit: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:25:37 by ninjacore »

Offline Felix1

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #55 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:26:35 »
Both logo placements look awesome but I do slightly prefer the original one from the 6.5 :)

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #56 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:27:50 »
Both are great, top right is nice but I prefer the older logo.  Very interesting.
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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #57 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:32:08 »
remove the anchor and boat and I am in.

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:32:23 »
Prefer the top right badge. Maybe a stainless steel version of the badge and weight? Would also like to see fixed ISO plates.
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Offline OscarPapa

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #59 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:33:48 »
I know it was not an option here, but I would go for no logo on the top and a big logo on the underside.

Offline ogp3

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #60 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:34:32 »
I like the original placement better, makes the Think more unique! I agree with others, I also don’t really like the “2020” text. I like the nautical theme, but would be interested in knowing how it connects to the old “think” theme. I’m excited to see renders of other colours! I really liked the blue from r1, would be cool to see it again in r2.
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Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #61 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:37:05 »
Another vote for OG placement. Made original unique

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #62 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:38:38 »
Def looks decent. Dunno about all boating, lol. Thought the OG lightbulb and "think" made more sense.

Thanks for the feedback. There are some stories behind the design, but I will leave that out but just focus on aesthetics now.

Short story is that the design inspiration is definitely related to how this 2020 went down. There are also like 4 other badge designs I will share later, some will relate to "Think"
I like a good story behind a board!

Offline outsider

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:43:59 »
Digging the board, but I would rather ditch reference to "2020".  I'd rather not remember that every time I look at the board

Offline Slayer77

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:47:14 »
Lower badge. Also thanks for doing the toxic render, looks great!

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:48:11 »
Top right corner for sure, but please no boat :D

Offline Syrah94

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:48:33 »
The OG badge position is the uniqueness of THINK6.5. I prefer keeping it.


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This. I think the top right cornor has become overused smh this year

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #67 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:49:15 »
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Offline arkze

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #68 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:53:52 »
OG badge position for sure, its unique unlike top right which was kinda overused. Also prefer clean and universal design rather than nautical/2020 theme.

Offline stebosaurus

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #69 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:57:18 »
The board looks super nice but I think the badges need to be tweaked.

1. I prefer the top right blocker but don’t really like the boating theme at all. It has nothing to do with the  ‘think’ theme in my opinion. I can see where you’re going with it due to the current worldwide situation, but I think it’s really cheesy and lame. I also don’t like that the badge bleeds over the edges like that.
2. The middle blocker is nice as well, but like others have said, I don’t like the ‘2020’ text on the badge. I think if it said ‘Think’ that would be better.
3. I really like the cutouts on the badges for the LED accents to shine through  :)

Excited to see more renders and I’ll probably be in on the groupbuy regardless.

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:59:22 »
I'd like to see a polycarb version and I like the new badge placement but I don't like the huge departure from the first round. Appreciate that the plate is no longer integrated. Will probably be picking this up.

Offline wangsk666

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #71 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:08:42 »
Prefer the 2u badge
And a pc version pls!

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #72 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:10:15 »
The new brand looks elegant

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #73 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:10:55 »
I definitely think that the badge should be on the side and not the corner. To me, it's a completely different board if the badge isn't in that location. So, while I think that some people may enjoy the corner more, if you decide to go with that location, it shouldn't be called the Think.

Also, I have a R1 think, but the anchor design is really cool so I might be interested in R2. Hopefully the run goes a little better than last time though.
 

Offline Pedersays

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #74 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:11:54 »
Top right corner for me!

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #75 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:13:09 »
Yo bro! You were not kidding =)

Like OG's placement ala fc660 a lot. I think it works best from an ergo and aesthetic perspective.

Where is the Fn key on keeb #1?
I like the compass logo. Not sure about 2020 text though. 2600 would be cool.
Still has option for hotswap?

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Offline MacGyver214

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #76 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:16:54 »
Def looks decent. Dunno about all boating, lol. Thought the OG lightbulb and "think" made more sense.

This was my first question too, I love all things nautical but what made you choose that over the original think logo design?

IMO the top right badge would be a little more on brand if it fit inside the outline of the frame instead of wrapping around on the corner. Not sure how much more room that would take up, but just my two cents.

Either way, excited for this project as I wasn't around for round one!

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #77 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:33:07 »
OG badge position keeps it unique.

Offline StanleyLelnats

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #78 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:36:05 »
+1 for OG badge placement to keep the unique placement. Also, agree with removing 2020 from the badge. Curious to see other weight/badge designs as well

Offline James_fourth

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:39:56 »
To right placement looks excellent. The blue/white colorway is tops, too. Excited to participate!

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #80 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:42:27 »
top right with the bulb again with slight design modifications + backlit LED, since people have been associating the think6.5 with a lightbulb!

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #81 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:53:09 »
hmm so its now a sailboat themed or navy themed keyboard?
where's the think badge parts?

Offline Nonnegaard

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #82 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:08:05 »
I think the new version has lost all of its charm and elegance. The top right logo is overused, the old badge was the only thing that set the Think 6.5 apart from the rest.

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #83 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:13:39 »
It is kinda interesting right. I mean it almost shares no design aspects of the original think6.5. Might as well just name it something new.

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Offline 50ATE

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #84 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:16:45 »
I'm so excited about the chance to get this board. It looks awesome! Personally I prefer the original badge placement but I'll definitely be considering this board regardless of the position

Offline cadrev

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #85 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:20:25 »
I like the old placement of the badge more. It's one of the Think's signature. Is there going to be a polycarbonate option?

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #86 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:21:18 »
I think you should use your avatar cat as the badge. Or the old logo.

Offline mechmymoney

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #87 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:24:51 »
1. OG badge placement please! Would not consider joining the GB if the badge is positioned top right
2. Not a big fan of the nautical theme either, as others have said already kind of seems random and doesn't tie into the Think theme which is :thumb:
3. That said I do like the emphasis on 2020 the more I look at it

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #88 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:28:50 »
I like the top right placement, but the og screams "Think", so either way it goes is good with me. Hype!

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #89 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:29:47 »
I have the GMK Toxic set on the way...please clue me in on getting that board :eek:

Offline beekey

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #90 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:30:00 »
Maybe replace the anchor with some kind of neuron symbol, like ?

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #91 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:31:59 »
Maybe replace the anchor with some kind of neuron symbol, like
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This reminds me of coronavirus. Rename board to COVID1.9?

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #92 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:36:10 »
Maybe replace the anchor with some kind of neuron symbol, like
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This reminds me of coronavirus. Rename board to COVID1.9?
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Offline spinozsa

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:37:02 »
This looks pretty ugly, I'd much rather buy the original one than this.

Offline beekey

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:41:17 »
Maybe replace the anchor with some kind of neuron symbol, like
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This reminds me of coronavirus. Rename board to COVID1.9?
Not the best icon, was just food for thought. Sticking to the ‚think‘ theme would be nice.

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #95 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:45:12 »
i would love to buy a frosted polycarbonate one with the original button layout

Offline Dr0p

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #96 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:49:49 »
Top right

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #97 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:54:06 »
OG badge position but between the actual badges, i think the 1U boat looks better

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #98 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:02:56 »
Much prefer OG badge placement. Also not into the boat theme much since it doesn't seem to be in line with the 'think' theme.

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #99 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:07:55 »
IMO the top right badge would be a little more on brand if it fit inside the outline of the frame instead of wrapping around on the corner. Not sure how much more room that would take up, but just my two cents.

I actually like that it wraps around the corner. It's unique and looks nice. If it didn't wrap around the corner, I'd prefer the original placement since that's one of the things that made R1 stand out.
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