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[IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:52:31 »


Vega
Screwless seamless gasket 65% keyboard by Kevinplus and ai03

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Refining upon Polaris and its gasket typing feel, acoustics, and aesthetics, Vega takes things one step further with a steel weight, completely screwless exterior, and refined build process.




Tailor-Made Typing Experience

Vega brings the extreme typing comfort and acoustic tuning to the 65% form factor, using 28 custom gaskets to completely isolate the plate from the case.

A precision-cut foam midlayer and dual stack bottom foam layer allows for precise tuning to balance acoustics and typing feel to your exact preference.




The Reference Aesthetic

The clean, sleek, seamless exterior of Vega has no visible exterior screws, which are conveniently hidden under the keycaps for an uninterrupted minimal aesthetic regardless of the viewing angle.

The immense rear-angled weight is made entirely of stainless steel, providing the elegance and heft worthy of being the centerpiece of your desk.




Stress-Free Circuitry

The thin, flex-slotted hotswap PCB comes pre-installed with VIA Configurator compatible firmware, ready for lightning-fast assembly and easy keymap editing without the headaches of drivers and firmware flashing.

A solderable PCB kit is available for those who prefer soldering or non-stock layouts.




Thorough Engineering

The centered USB cutout allows for a neutral cable position fit for any desk, and careful design allows for maximized comfort and acoustics even with a hotswap structure.

Temporary plate retention screws aid the build process while also protecting the plate inside the case during shipping.




Specifications

Case weight: ~1.4kg
Plate materials: Aluminum, Polycarbonate
Dimensions: 315 x 110 x 28mm
Typing angle: 6.5deg
Price: TBA
Vendor, availability: TBA
Optional add-ons: Soldering kit (Universal plate and soldering PCB)
Colors: Black, Grey, E-White, Blue, Green, Rose Gold


Layouts

Default hotswap:


Optional add-on soldering kit:



Special Thanks

TC for help with rendering
Gok for render keycap models
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:17:17 by ai03 »

Offline ai03

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:52:58 »
Photos of prototype r1 and r2





Photos of prototype r3



« Last Edit: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:58:44 by ai03 »

Offline kevinplus

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:53:19 »
wew

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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:53:45 »
Insert takemymoney.gif

Offline rikercd

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:53:57 »
I'll take one, thanks!

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:54:08 »
nice

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« Reply #6 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:54:20 »
Pog

Offline self

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:54:26 »
I am in for this

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:54:44 »
it's finally here :o

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:55:05 »
Heck yes, brother.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:55:16 »
this is it chief

Offline jjoejimmy

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:55:24 »
Been waiting for this. Hype!!

Offline ZongZiWang

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:55:53 »
Finally! Waiting for it so long!

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:56:02 »
RIP wallet.

Offline Hawksmoor

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:56:09 »
vega vega vega

Offline whitemamba

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« Reply #15 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:56:38 »
Finally it is here, auto buy.

Offline ergusto

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:57:01 »
That green is glorious! Very interested.

Offline oulongwen

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« Reply #17 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:57:44 »
I'm so in!

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:58:00 »
Please tell me it won't be run through KBDfans.

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:58:32 »
oh my...

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:59:00 »
GREEEEEEEEEEEN
yes, I'm the guy who put box jades on a Polaris

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:59:25 »
him:
>seamless screwless

me:
>moneyless

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:00:51 »
Fantastic work! I知 in

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:02:11 »
I am want

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:02:47 »
Where do I pay :p

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:02:53 »
All aboard the hype train.

Take my money

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:03:15 »
PogU Polaris 65%

Offline Kinesiologist

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:04:08 »
Do we need to pay extra to get the soldering PCB/plate combo or can we just choose that instead of hotswap at the same base price?
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Offline juice_pouch

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« Reply #28 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:04:20 »
Wowowow, interested

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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:04:54 »
Say no more, I知 in

Offline CaptainVinceO2

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:05:04 »
Take my money, love the white :thumb: hope to see what vendors will be carrying it

Offline huey

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:05:23 »
Much awaited, this is looking like a no-brainer.

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:05:54 »
Yes will do


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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:06:44 »
Very nice, interested!

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:07:06 »
him:
>seamless screwless

me:
>moneyless

Sell a kidney. Having two is just hoarding.
yes, I'm the guy who put box jades on a Polaris

Offline crispgm

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:07:20 »
I am in, absolutely. Love the white one!

I experienced Polaris from my friend, it is with great acoustic and so sleek. Having been waiting for this so far, Vega looks even better.

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:08:13 »
hot

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:08:36 »
No brainer... totally in!

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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:09:34 »
please take my money

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:09:52 »
Brooooooo wow! Why do you even post IC痴, everything you make looks like it had been bestowed upon us by the gods.

In summary... I知 interested.

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:12:05 »
That green looks drastically different from the Polaris green, and I like it a lot more. Hopefully the ano comes out looking like that and we don't end up with another E-yellow fiasco.
 

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:12:32 »
Do we need to pay extra to get the soldering PCB/plate combo or can we just choose that instead of hotswap at the same base price?

Will be a separate add-on outside of base cost, just to simplify logistics so Kevinplus doesn't get sent to the hospital from overworking

Brooooooo wow! Why do you even post IC痴, everything you make looks like it had been bestowed upon us by the gods.

In summary... I知 interested.

Thank Kevin for the wallpaper-grade renders

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:13:24 »
im in :D

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Re: [IC] Vega - Gasket seamless screwless 65% keyboard
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:13:53 »
Been excited for this for AGES! Excited to see it's getting close.

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:14:20 »
Yes, definitely in for at least 1.

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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:14:37 »
It's happennnnnniiiiinggggg!! :p :p :p

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:14:52 »
This is a beauty! Very interested!

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« Reply #47 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:16:25 »
im in!

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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:16:43 »
In for sure.

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« Reply #49 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:18:03 »
I知 in