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Offline Error213

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | PROTOS RECEIVED - Photos Taken!
« Reply #150 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 14:13:59 »
wow that is a great looking case. Ill be interseted in that

Offline paperassgasket

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« Reply #151 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 17:26:57 »
Is the website https://www.bitmapstudio.xyz/ supposed to be live now? I just tried to visit and it said it was unavailable.

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | PROTOS RECEIVED - Photos Taken!
« Reply #152 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 18:14:58 »
Is the website https://www.bitmapstudio.xyz/ supposed to be live now? I just tried to visit and it said it was unavailable.
Down for the time being :)

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | PROTOS RECEIVED - Photos Taken!
« Reply #153 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 01:22:56 »
I'm just here, waiting for the GB. I hope he will give Bit will give us a few days before dropping the 1 day unlimited GB.  :))

I still need to think whether i'm getting 1 or 2. Give me atleast 2 - 3 days.  :-*

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« Reply #154 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 02:04:19 »
This looks great. I am in!

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | PROTOS RECEIVED - Photos Taken!
« Reply #155 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 02:21:17 »
God those prototypes look incredible. Looking forward to watching this project reach GB!

Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | PROTOS RECEIVED - Photos Taken!
« Reply #156 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 02:24:29 »
Very interested, loving the weight design especially, have you considered maybe eliminating the word 'ALPINE' from the design of the back of the weight? Particularly since splitting it in half is slightly awkward and it already looks great on the inner surface. Doesn't do any major harm to how much I like the board, I just feel like it might make it even more elegant looking and further in the deco/modernist vein you're already heading in with those awesome other lines. Especially when I look at some of the prototype images. Apologies if I missed this is in another post, I didn't catch it on a glance over the rest of the thread.

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | PROTOS RECEIVED - Photos Taken!
« Reply #157 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 10:05:09 »
Very interested, loving the weight design especially, have you considered maybe eliminating the word 'ALPINE' from the design of the back of the weight? Particularly since splitting it in half is slightly awkward and it already looks great on the inner surface. Doesn't do any major harm to how much I like the board, I just feel like it might make it even more elegant looking and further in the deco/modernist vein you're already heading in with those awesome other lines. Especially when I look at some of the prototype images. Apologies if I missed this is in another post, I didn't catch it on a glance over the rest of the thread.

I actually agree with this. Love everything about this board but the back design is holding me back. Hope youíre considering losing the alpine wording on the back (mountain looks great though). Maybe it could be moved to the bottom (not split though, the splitting isnít working for me either).

Offline VictorVallecano

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | Protos Recieved!
« Reply #158 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 19:32:09 »
Has the price increased over the last couple of weeks?

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | Protos Recieved!
« Reply #159 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 21:28:08 »
Has the price increased over the last couple of weeks?
No sir!

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« Reply #160 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 22:05:31 »
Love it.  I would be in for sure.

Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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« Reply #161 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 00:54:44 »
Didn't know it comes with EVA Foam! OMG! Definitely going to buy 2 now. I was always sure with e-white, but i'll probably get the poly now.

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« Reply #162 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 06:00:43 »
Very interested, loving the weight design especially, have you considered maybe eliminating the word 'ALPINE' from the design of the back of the weight? Particularly since splitting it in half is slightly awkward and it already looks great on the inner surface. Doesn't do any major harm to how much I like the board, I just feel like it might make it even more elegant looking and further in the deco/modernist vein you're already heading in with those awesome other lines. Especially when I look at some of the prototype images. Apologies if I missed this is in another post, I didn't catch it on a glance over the rest of the thread.

I actually agree with this. Love everything about this board but the back design is holding me back. Hope youíre considering losing the alpine wording on the back (mountain looks great though). Maybe it could be moved to the bottom (not split though, the splitting isnít working for me either).

I agree with this too. Alternatively, is it possible to maybe replace the A in Alpine with the mountains.

Offline toumatakeshi

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« Reply #163 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 15:23:09 »
Echoing all the sentiment about the "ALPINE" back design. Mountains would look great, but totally understandable if it's too late in the process with the proto's already in and everything.

Offline jmsp0511

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | Protos Recieved!
« Reply #164 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 16:44:34 »
I love the overall design! Great job!!

I just wish the 3 keys to the right could be their own cluster rather then being lumped with the arrows.

Also, the bottom weight has too much going on, IMO.
But I like very minimalist designs, so this could be just me.

The sun rays in the bottom weight also reminds me too much of Japanese military flags

But overall, great looking keyboard! I really like the edgy, boxy aesthetic. It's super clean in that aspect.
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« Reply #165 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 20:48:20 »
I want pls

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | New Advertisement Video!
« Reply #167 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 06:51:17 »
Gib now pls

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« Reply #168 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 08:19:32 »
 gonna cop the PC for sure!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | New Advertisement Video!
« Reply #169 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 11:34:28 »
interested!
k e e b

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | Protos Recieved!
« Reply #170 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 12:49:50 »
I love the overall design! Great job!!

I just wish the 3 keys to the right could be their own cluster rather then being lumped with the arrows.

Also, the bottom weight has too much going on, IMO.
But I like very minimalist designs, so this could be just me.

The sun rays in the bottom weight also reminds me too much of Japanese military flags

But overall, great looking keyboard! I really like the edgy, boxy aesthetic. It's super clean in that aspect.
Unfortunately, at this point it is though to make any more large changes, but I will keep it in mind for the next GB! And about the sun rays, I don't think that all sunsets are reminisce of the Japanese military, and I definitely did not try to convey this. However, thank you for the kind words!

Offline ligongduck

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #171 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 13:30:33 »
I'm looking forward to this board. This will be my second board after entering this hobby

Offline RedKumaNo1

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« Reply #172 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 13:42:24 »
Wow I love the design on this! Looking forward to the GB ^^

Offline johnnyhowey

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #173 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 20:55:50 »
Totally down! Hotswap and Bluetooth would be a plus!

Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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« Reply #174 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 03:32:20 »
Totally down! Hotswap and Bluetooth would be a plus!

AFAIK, the only option is Hotswap. And there might be no option for BT as well, but i might be wrong.

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #175 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 17:33:56 »
I'd be very interested in this keyboard but I have a hard time trusting that QC will be handled probably and it's been suggested several times by the community, to use a vendor. All requests being ignored and that's a tough call. Tough as in knowing that only one person will be doing everything on their own. GLWGB though.

Offline grimis

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #176 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 23:02:59 »
I'm fairly new to the scene but it seems like most boards that have the features and accessories of this are in the $400+ range easily. How is this so affordable for what is being offered?

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« Reply #177 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 23:30:48 »
I'm fairly new to the scene but it seems like most boards that have the features and accessories of this are in the $400+ range easily. How is this so affordable for what is being offered?
Now thats a first, haven't heard someone ask why it's affordable haha . I get ya though

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #178 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 01:51:55 »
I am so much in love with the pc + gmk avanguardia! Kudos to both you and Raz! @raz

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Offline Little4Real

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #179 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 02:18:07 »
I wish there was a solderable PCB with better layout coverage, something along the lines of this...

249801-0

Offline Maxferfra

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« Reply #180 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 11:05:43 »
Definetly in! Has this been sent to Taeha or TaeKeyboards yet? I can't wait for a sound test.

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #181 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 15:08:28 »
I wish there was a solderable PCB with better layout coverage, something along the lines of this...

(Attachment Link)

Yeah, I have to admit I really do enjoy the look of the board, and the price is right, but the fixed hotswap layout is a real bummer.  I couldn't imagine a 65% board without split backspace.  What a shame. 

Offline Little4Real

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #182 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 17:59:26 »
Yeah, I have to admit I really do enjoy the look of the board, and the price is right, but the fixed hotswap layout is a real bummer.  I couldn't imagine a 65% board without split backspace.  What a shame.

Yeah, Tsangan bottom row and split backspace are a MUST

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #183 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 05:50:42 »
Fixed hotswap pcb. Bad move imo. Most people would want a solder pcb.

Offline Jumble

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« Reply #184 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 20:47:24 »
really disappointed that its going to be a hotswap pcb.

Offline Krzew

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« Reply #185 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 14:50:50 »
y'all be more dissapointed because of hotswap only so i have bigger chance of getting one

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #186 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 15:03:22 »
Wow, such a beautiful design, the weight is stunning. That deep red is making me feel an alpine sunshine. I'll definitely be climbing this mountain!

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« Reply #187 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 06:50:34 »
Im in!Love it! And love the pcb hotswap! Cant wait!

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« Reply #188 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 13:53:21 »
neeeeeed that polycarb version holy crap

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #189 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 16:49:12 »
Really interested :thumb:

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« Reply #190 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 01:11:35 »
Is it via compartible or just qmk?

Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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« Reply #191 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 04:36:36 »
Is it via compartible or just qmk?

Compatible with both QMK and VIA

Offline taiminhle4920

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« Reply #192 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 23:10:46 »
Do you guys have any idea on when will the groupbuy start?

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« Reply #193 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 16:15:17 »
Are there any updates regarding an EU proxy or something similar? Since you worked with Candykeys, have you considered them as an EU proxy for this board :rolleyes:

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #194 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 22:01:39 »
I wish there was a solderable PCB with better layout coverage, something along the lines of this...

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We may add a solderable PCB, but definitely not during the GB. Also, I love your profile picture  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #195 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 22:02:35 »
Wow, such a beautiful design, the weight is stunning. That deep red is making me feel an alpine sunshine. I'll definitely be climbing this mountain!

Very well worded, thank you  ;D

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #196 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 22:02:55 »
Are there any updates regarding an EU proxy or something similar? Since you worked with Candykeys, have you considered them as an EU proxy for this board :rolleyes:

We will not be working with them this time around, sorry about that

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« Reply #197 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 10:01:47 »
This so the board of the year right here.


Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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« Reply #198 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 10:13:09 »
This so the board of the year right here.

Yayayayaya  :-*

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Re: [IC] Alpine65: 65% Gasket | Revamped Thread | PCBs Soon!
« Reply #199 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 15:19:26 »
Read about this a while back, looked so promising.

But I too am not too thrilled about the fixed hotswap. Mostly because well, if you want that, maxmill is the way to go, especially on a quality machined piece like this? Surely, it is bothersome to get placed on a board, but it is compatible with multiple layouts at least and is not as issue plagued as Kailh hotswaps (I'm assuming that is what is on here?).

I'm kind of wondering how the gaskets and all that extra foam works out. Really looking forward to seeing more. That said, given the price and interest so far, I have a feeling these will sell out of those 500 units pretty quickly.