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Offline its.ae

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[IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (26.05 UPDATED)
« on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:02:54 »
Hello guys, It's me AEs. Hope you are all well and safe.

We would like to hear your thoughts and also suggestions on our team's new deskmat designs. Everything is just in the testing phase, so all ideas and suggestions are welcomed.

Link to the IC Form: https://forms.gle/mFvSkuGBnzaAoELW7

*Edit: The last picture is the deskmat that inspired by the Epbt Cool Kid keycap set from biip (His original thread of the set: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105617.100 ). I personally think this set is really distinctive and my kid loves it so much, so I re-created his hand-drawing (because my kid is cool..duh) into the deskmat design.

*Edit 2: I'm not affiliated with AEBoards, I'm sorry if the name makes anyone confused. Therefore in order to avoid future confusion, I will change the topic name to...[UNDECIDED] uhmm well because I can't come up with any new name at the moment.
Hope you all have a nice day and stay safe.

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18.05 UPDATE
It's me AEs again, We are amazed by all the suggestions and opinions from you guys. We are taking every single idea from you seriously, in order to creat a final product that brings satisfaction to everyone.
So I received a lot of suggestions through Google IC Form that you guys want a reverse version of the #3 Design.
Please vote between this 2 reverse version!
242854-5242856-6
Other suggestions and colorways are being considered.

Thank you for your time and I hope you all have a nice day.
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26.05 UPDATE
Hey guys, so it has been a while since we last updated about the deskmat. We just want to let you guys know about the progress and also the changes that we have decided to go with.

*How to buy?
We will not open a GB for the deskmat (We want to save our first GB for our first keyboard) So it gonna be in stock limited quantity. If you guys are interested in our deskmats please fill the IC Form, so we can contact you when the product is available.

*(#1,#2 Design)
- Change the text to 「少ないことの喜び」,which is "The joy of less", since the core design of #1 and #2 is inspired by the Japanese minimalist lifestyle.
- Change the color of the #1 from navy/purple-ish to more subtle royal blue (still to be decided)
- Adjust the font of the text (For some reason the text from render pic is still pretty thin, I have no idea why..but keep in mind the text on the real product will be slightly thicker)
243537-9
(*THE BOARD IN THE RENDER IS AKI-S 65% https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104703.0)

*(#2,3,4)
- Remain the same.
- Add the REVERSE ver of the #3.

*(#5 Design) ( Considering remove)
-Does not meet the expected demand.

Once again thank you for your time and stay safe ;)
« Last Edit: Thu, 28 May 2020, 14:11:04 by its.ae »

Offline xIHA

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:04:18 »
I like most of them!
Special whale silver (scuffed as **** tho)

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:07:09 »
Deskmats from Germany count me in.
Have you thought about making a Japanese themed ones? Maybe with Samurai or Koi fishes?

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« Reply #3 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:10:31 »
Finally something for EU, definitely gonna support.

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« Reply #4 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:10:41 »
I like them a lot. Least favourite is the leaf.

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:11:06 »
I love the third deskmat but the lines on the right are too close to the planets in some places. 

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Offline GhostEther

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:11:28 »
I really like the first two.

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:13:02 »
I really like the first three.

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« Reply #8 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:18:21 »
I’d love to get the first two but im not really into the text.
To me, “This is pink/purple” doesn’t really feel like it belongs there
Other than that love ir

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:24:59 »
Deskmats from Germany count me in.
Have you thought about making a Japanese themed ones? Maybe with Samurai or Koi fishes?
Have a look at gmk sumi deskmats, no point for these to be the same

Offline its.ae

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:33:51 »
I love the third deskmat but the lines on the right are too close to the planets in some places. 

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Thanks for your feedback, I will adjust the design!

Offline its.ae

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:35:14 »
I’d love to get the first two but im not really into the text.
To me, “This is pink/purple” doesn’t really feel like it belongs there
Other than that love ir

Thank you for the suggestion, I will consider changing the text!

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:36:48 »
Deskmats from Germany count me in.
Have you thought about making a Japanese themed ones? Maybe with Samurai or Koi fishes?
Have a look at gmk sumi deskmats, no point for these to be the same

I know but it never hurts to have more Janapese deskmats when considering all GMk sets now have hiragana subtexts for no purpose at all.

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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:37:26 »
Deskmats from Germany count me in.
Have you thought about making a Japanese themed ones? Maybe with Samurai or Koi fishes?

Yes! A lot of ideas are being considered in this phase. I will consider your suggestion.

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 11:23:55 »
I really like the first three.
Thank you for your feedback!

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 11:28:18 »
Submitted my opinion on the form!

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« Reply #16 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 11:39:35 »
Clean af man

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 11:51:14 »
first two remind me of the new Porter Robinson album cover.

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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 11:53:10 »
 The child in me loves the planets one. Very neat work! Love it :cool:
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« Reply #19 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 12:06:51 »
Jajajajaja the first two give me BTS album vibes. The last one is adorable  :thumb:
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« Reply #20 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 12:15:17 »
These are great

Offline its.ae

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« Reply #21 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 12:52:43 »
Submitted my opinion on the form!
Thank you! I appreciated it.

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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 12:55:00 »
Really like the first two designs!!

They remind me of the art for Porter Robinson's upcoming album Nurture

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Re: [IC] AE Deskmats.
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 12:56:48 »
nice designs. but since most people have the keyboard to the left and the mouse to the right, the more prominent element should be on the right. For example, the deskmat with all the heavenly bodies might benefit if the planets and other stuff was reversed to the right hand side. that looks more visually interesting to me versus wavy dotted lines.

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats.
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 20:52:23 »
I assume these are the standard 900mm deskmats? If thats the case, Im in!

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats.
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 01:08:03 »
The first two* deskmats kind of reminded me of some of Porter Robinson's recent album art. Are they possibly inspired by them?
Either way, they look great and I'm definitely interested.
« Last Edit: Sat, 23 May 2020, 14:22:39 by yenel »

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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 02:08:02 »
Wow. As a german I'm so in! Especially love the one with the planets!

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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 05:13:11 »
I like the one with the leaves :)

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 05:31:15 »
100X50 cm please (A)

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats.
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 05:52:07 »
I like them but having used deskmats for many years, can I suggest that grey's and darker colours are better because light coloured deskmats will get dirty looking very quickly.
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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats.
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 07:04:02 »
I like them but having used deskmats for many years, can I suggest that grey's and darker colours are better because light coloured deskmats will get dirty looking very quickly.

Thank you for your suggestion, I will consider your opinion!!

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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 07:05:56 »
nice designs. but since most people have the keyboard to the left and the mouse to the right, the more prominent element should be on the right. For example, the deskmat with all the heavenly bodies might benefit if the planets and other stuff was reversed to the right hand side. that looks more visually interesting to me versus wavy dotted lines.

Thank you so much, All suggestions are being considered!

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats.
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 07:07:44 »
I assume these are the standard 900mm deskmats? If thats the case, Im in!

You are correct ;)

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (UPDATED)
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 11:44:44 »
 these are really amazing! I'm really into the hand-drawing one ^^ so cute^^ Definitely supporting you  :thumb:

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 12:08:04 »
It's me AEs again, We are amazed by all the suggestions and opinions from you guys. We are taking every single idea from you seriously, in order to creat a final product that brings satisfaction to everyone.
So I received a lot of suggestions through Google IC Form that you guys want a reverse version of the #3 Design.
Please vote between this 2 reverse version!
242870-0242872-1

Thank you for your time and I hope you all have i nice day

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 12:10:44 »
these are really amazing! I'm really into the hand-drawing one ^^ so cute^^ Definitely supporting you  :thumb:

Thank you! You are one of a few, who like it  ;D

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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 12:16:38 »
It's me AEs again, We are amazed by all the suggestions and opinions from you guys. We are taking every single idea from you seriously, in order to creat a final product that brings satisfaction to everyone.
So I received a lot of suggestions through Google IC Form that you guys want a reverse version of the #3 Design.
Please vote between this 2 reverse version!
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Thank you for your time and I hope you all have i nice day

This is one of the best designs you have!

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (UPDATED)
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 12:39:17 »
It's me AEs again, We are amazed by all the suggestions and opinions from you guys. We are taking every single idea from you seriously, in order to creat a final product that brings satisfaction to everyone.
So I received a lot of suggestions through Google IC Form that you guys want a reverse version of the #3 Design.
Please vote between this 2 reverse version!
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Thank you for your time and I hope you all have i nice day

I think the second one is different as it's brighter right? I like that one

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (UPDATED)
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 13:15:04 »
2nd Version :)

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (UPDATED)
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 17:23:54 »
Hm I can't understand myself for liking the last one this much. Anywho nicely done work.

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (UPDATED)
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 17:57:58 »
Both are great.
I started with a Sinclair human flesh keyboard in 1980 and it has never stopped.

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (UPDATED)
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 18:59:31 »
The plant one would really suit GMK Botanical.
I'd be keen on that one.

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 01:08:49 »
2nd version (where the planets shine more)
Seriously...except the one with the kids drawing (which I am just not a fan of) I'd buy each and every one of those mats.

Offline its.ae

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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 10:36:12 »
It's me AEs again, We are amazed by all the suggestions and opinions from you guys. We are taking every single idea from you seriously, in order to creat a final product that brings satisfaction to everyone.
So I received a lot of suggestions through Google IC Form that you guys want a reverse version of the #3 Design.
Please vote between this 2 reverse version!
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Thank you for your time and I hope you all have i nice day

I think the second one is different as it's brighter right? I like that one

Yeah that's right, i tried to make the planet not standing out too much on the first one.

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (UPDATED)
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 15:37:16 »
Do these in 24in x 48in. The sellers on Alibaba can do mats over 900x400, and the market's really missing a mat larger than the 900x400 that everyone's been running. Everyone just copied the first GB that was in 900x400.

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (UPDATED)
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:17:27 »
Can't wait until these are launched and like I've already said, I have my eyes on the "cool huh?" mat  ;)

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (UPDATED)
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:37:04 »
I didn't even read the entire post and was about to write on the IC for a reversed #3. Glad other people feel the same!

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (UPDATED)
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:30:54 »
These are piquing my interest! I'm especially a big fan of the very first two, with the squiggly pattern, the large strong filled out circle, and kana/kanji. I'm definitely interested in the very first navy/white iteration. It has a very nice balance of thickness/fill in terms of hierarchy, that I would strongly urge you to - I would however expect to see a heavier lineweight in the rightmost squiggly object.

I do feel like some of the remaining lack contrast in color - this might very well have been a conscious decision of course. As a follow-up to this point, I would definitely vote for the second version of the galaxy/contour-lines, as the added solid brighter color creates a stronger feel of contrast and object-presence - it feels less two dimensional and flat.

Also; The kids drawing one is cute, but I don't see it ending up on my desk.

Offline its.ae

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« Reply #48 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 06:34:08 »
Can't wait until these are launched and like I've already said, I have my eyes on the "cool huh?" mat  ;)

haha just wait, if the "cool huh" deskmat does not meet the expected demand, I still make one for you ;)

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Re: [IC] [UNDECIDED] Deskmats. (26.05 UPDATED)
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 12:55:41 »
26.05 UPDATE
Hey guys, so it has been a while since we last updated about the deskmat. We just want to let you guys know about the progress and also the changes that we have decided to go with.

*How to buy?
I will not open a GB for the deskmat (We want to save our first GB for our first keyboard) So it gonna be in stock limited quantity. If you guys are interested in our deskmats please fill the IC Form, so we can contact you when the product is available.

*(#1,#2 Design)
- Change the text to 「少ないことの喜び」,which is "The joy of less", since the core design of #1 and #2 is inspired by the Japanese minimalist life style.
- Change the color of the #1 from navy/purple-ish to more subtle royal blue (still to be decided)
- Adjust the font of the text (For some reason the text from render pic is still pretty thin, I have no idea why..but keep in mind the text on real product will be slightly thicker)
243541-2
(*THE BOARD IN THE RENDER IS AKI-S 65% https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104703.0)

*(#5 Design) ( Considering remove)
-Does not meet the expected demand.