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Offline gok101

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #150 on: Sun, 21 June 2020, 21:39:33 »


Is it possible to move the red led to the middle? I'm really digging this night rider theme. I know it may require some internal wiring from the pcb...

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The zooming lights are meant to be on the back.. Having that sort of effect on the front would be a bit much in my opinion.

I thought was at the bottom left corner. Yeah it could be too much but people can turn it off, no? Maybe it can do a flash when it's plugged in like how Planck has a sound effect? I know I'm being silly here.

Anyway I'm pro in stock product and would definitely be following this.

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Offline Zephyraeon

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #151 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 05:02:43 »
This looks so good! I might have to break my 'only one board per colour' rule and pick this up. I can see now why you only wanted to do it in black, fits the night rider theme amazingly.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #152 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 10:08:33 »
This is hot, I'll start saving. I'm an exclusive left spacebar user so I like that change. I'm also a fan of the polycarb bottom, there's a limit to how heavy a board needs to be.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #153 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 12:24:23 »
the left spacebar hells yeah

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #154 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 13:30:04 »
Is there a discord server for more information?

Offline Krzew

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #155 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 15:06:40 »
always wanted to try alice layout, but this one is something else. very interested as left thumb spacebar user

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #156 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 19:49:50 »
I fell in love with this keyboard at first sight.  :-* :-*

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #157 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 01:31:07 »
Relatively new to the custom keyboard community. I've joined 2 groupbuys, one of which was the 7V.
After seeing this post, I can confirm that 2 out of the first 3 custom keyboards I will own will be designed by gok.
So thank you for destroying my wallet gok!  :'( :thumb:

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #158 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 04:06:28 »
Is there a discord server for more information?

I second this question.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #159 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 04:08:31 »
Is there a discord server for more information?

I second this question.
I dont have the link, but you can join deskeys discord.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #160 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 04:12:21 »
Is there a discord server for more information?

I second this question.
I dont have the link, but you can join deskeys discord.

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Noted, thanks!  :thumb:

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #161 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 23:17:26 »
Yes.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #162 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 01:13:38 »
Yes. I need this in my life.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #163 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 08:23:33 »
Only Alice I've ever wanted to buy

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #164 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 12:08:38 »
Team Aergo, but I like this

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #165 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 12:13:44 »
I've already pretty much said this but... man, this is epic. Drool  ;D

Would love to see more renders of different colors and keycap combos!

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #166 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 14:55:58 »
What keycaps are used on the render?

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #167 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 15:14:42 »
What keycaps are used on the render?
It's just the white on black colourway. You can get GMK White on Black from Drop.com or the Enjoypbt Abs version from KBDfans.
My vote would be for the GMK version.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #168 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 15:59:20 »
I love the tented design, might be in for this. Wondering how much I will miss the arrow keys...

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #169 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 20:20:23 »
It just looks like a B2 Boomer!!

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #170 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 00:21:56 »
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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #171 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 01:25:42 »
This looks amazing! Cant wait to try and grab one :P

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #172 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 01:40:29 »
oh god...
Time to save up.

I love this board, probably going to get it as my first alice.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #173 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 01:51:03 »
Itís obvious this is garnering a lot of interest, so really hoping there will be enough for everyone
inb4 50 units fcfs

sold out in? 1 sec

lol

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #174 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 04:36:55 »
This is such a cool design, I am definitely very very interested! :)
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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #175 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 05:11:49 »
Arrows keys please.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #176 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 06:06:18 »
Count me in!

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #177 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 11:36:23 »
First off, I freaking love this!! I am a big fan of the alice layout and have a Rukia on order. My only complaint with this is the spacebars are opposite of the alice(and all other clones) layout. I would love to see the space bars/mods flipped so the thumb fn key is on the left hand. Maybe that is just preference? Maybe because I am a right hand space bar user? That aside, the addition of more COOL LOOKING ergo layouts in the community are making my wrists and eyes very happy!

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #178 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 12:44:01 »
Itís obvious this is garnering a lot of interest, so really hoping there will be enough for everyone
inb4 50 units fcfs

sold out in? 1 sec

lol
I love a good race  ;D ;D

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #179 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 18:56:14 »


First off, I freaking love this!! I am a big fan of the alice layout and have a Rukia on order. My only complaint with this is the spacebars are opposite of the alice(and all other clones) layout. I would love to see the space bars/mods flipped so the thumb fn key is on the left hand. Maybe that is just preference? Maybe because I am a right hand space bar user? That aside, the addition of more COOL LOOKING ergo layouts in the community are making my wrists and eyes very happy!

Indeed, it's because you're a right thumb space user. Us lefties would prefer it stay the way it is. But hopefully you should be good with the 1u+2.25u right space configuration?

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #180 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 00:48:25 »
Hope I can get one!
Sounds like it is gonna be hard though...

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #181 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 02:55:52 »


First off, I freaking love this!! I am a big fan of the alice layout and have a Rukia on order. My only complaint with this is the spacebars are opposite of the alice(and all other clones) layout. I would love to see the space bars/mods flipped so the thumb fn key is on the left hand. Maybe that is just preference? Maybe because I am a right hand space bar user? That aside, the addition of more COOL LOOKING ergo layouts in the community are making my wrists and eyes very happy!

Indeed, it's because you're a right thumb space user. Us lefties would prefer it stay the way it is. But hopefully you should be good with the 1u+2.25u right space configuration?
As a lefty and a gamer I've found no issues using the smaller spacebar. I personally set right spacebar to backspace so it's easier for me to type.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #182 on: Sat, 27 June 2020, 20:30:59 »
I know it's still early, but are there any rough estimates as to the price?

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #183 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 00:09:12 »
I know it's still early, but are there any rough estimates as to the price?
Information will be posted in the OP when ready.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #184 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 03:23:21 »
Mentioned 3-4 times already, and I would like to +1 on it: fitting wrist rest would be awesome.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #185 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 04:30:59 »
Mentioned 3-4 times already, and I would like to +1 on it: fitting wrist rest would be awesome.
+1 for me too. I asked for a wrist rest for Gondoís Sagittarius, but I canít remember doing so here.

...and IMO this is a very classy design, but if Iím feeling silly, I may want some Knight Rider dashboard key artisans..? Maybe Turbo Boost instead of Escape, and Super Pursuit Mode for Tab..?


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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #186 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 06:09:33 »
Woooaaaw
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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #187 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 05:41:37 »
I like the idea. Def in on this. It brings the angling of the Microsoft Natural 4000 with the function of Alice.

What layouts are you offering?

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #188 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 17:37:50 »
This concept is very appealing to me - my aesthetic senses are pleased, but is there any factual basis for the tented layout in regards to ergonomics, or is it purely for flair?
I'm partial to believe, we have somewhat similar typing habits, based on your deviations from the standard Alice layout - which I can only give a large thumbs up.

I'd be very interested in the possibility of participating in a groupbuy, but realistically only with a European or possibly Chinese vendor.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #189 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 19:36:35 »
This concept is very appealing to me - my aesthetic senses are pleased, but is there any factual basis for the tented layout in regards to ergonomics, or is it purely for flair?
I'm partial to believe, we have somewhat similar typing habits, based on your deviations from the standard Alice layout - which I can only give a large thumbs up.

I'd be very interested in the possibility of participating in a groupbuy, but realistically only with a European or possibly Chinese vendor.
I tend to design things based on personal preferences so with regards to ergonomics, it won't be anything scientific. I will be comparing the tenting against a standard Alice layout board to see in which direction I want to head in or whether I need to make any adjustments to the layout.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #190 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 02:38:13 »
Given whatís happening these days (NK65 and Primus crashing and selling out in two minutes), I strongly suggest you take the group buy route instead or I predict a lot of people are going to be disappointed. I know this will be more expensive but still, designers seem to underestimate the new popularity of this hobby.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #191 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 03:11:54 »
The product looks very good, I am excited to do it. But I am wondering if it will be suitable for fast typing.

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Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #192 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 03:22:53 »
Given whatís happening these days (NK65 and Primus crashing and selling out in two minutes), I strongly suggest you take the group buy route instead or I predict a lot of people are going to be disappointed. I know this will be more expensive but still, designers seem to underestimate the new popularity of this hobby.
Iím a bit taken aback by the Primus quick sell-out as well. But Iím a relative newcomer, so maybe Iím part of whatís causing pain here.

I think Louis / IlumKB had something like 650 slots, though I donít know how many slots he reserved for the upcoming Taeha Types stream. And most of Europe / America was asleep too!

GB sounds good, or repeated batches of 100 / 200 units every month for a few months. It depends on how much work Deskeys and Gok can put into making up orders repeatedly.

I guess Gok will really want some time to design new boards too. Weíd want that as well.

Gok, can we clone you?

Or maybe we need you to be the next Mekanisk / Rama?! (...hopefully slightly quicker than Rama at present.)


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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #193 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 08:59:16 »
Agreed, I'd like this to be addressed as well. I know we're not targeting people entering into the hobby with board like this. However, (1) given how much interested have been provided in short amount of time and (2) endless r/mm flip potential, I think it would be better to not make it in-stock sale. I realize this would make things more complicated, but FOMO is way too big currently.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #194 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:29:10 »
I mean the reality is we aren't gonna see this til probably mid next year. It might be totally different by then.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #195 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 15:37:57 »
I won't be able to increase the number of units that are run each time because the manufacturer has said that its a very difficult design to machine due to the number of internal fillets and angle changes and have recommended that I limit the number of units for my sake and theirs.

With that said, I'd be open to run this design a few times as long as it doesn't hinder the development of other things I want to run.

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #196 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 15:52:42 »
I won't be able to increase the number of units that are run each time because the manufacturer has said that its a very difficult design to machine due to the number of internal fillets and angle changes and have recommended that I limit the number of units for my sake and theirs.

With that said, I'd be open to run this design a few times as long as it doesn't hinder the development of other things I want to run.
Yeah, I'd rather production numbers be low to make sure the entire process goes smoothly and stays on schedule

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #197 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 16:18:57 »
Everything looks great, hope to be a part of the group buy!

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #198 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 18:20:05 »
I won't be able to increase the number of units that are run each time because the manufacturer has said that its a very difficult design to machine due to the number of internal fillets and angle changes and have recommended that I limit the number of units for my sake and theirs.

With that said, I'd be open to run this design a few times as long as it doesn't hinder the development of other things I want to run.

What about a raffle then?

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Re: Type K - Tented Alice keyboard
« Reply #199 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:10:28 »
I won't be able to increase the number of units that are run each time because the manufacturer has said that its a very difficult design to machine due to the number of internal fillets and angle changes and have recommended that I limit the number of units for my sake and theirs.

With that said, I'd be open to run this design a few times as long as it doesn't hinder the development of other things I want to run.

What about a raffle then?
I'm thinking of having split with fcfs, raffle and a small number a a vickrey.