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Offline beekey

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #300 on: Wed, 23 September 2020, 10:07:53 »
Wondering about the reason to split 3u, with the bigger 2u on the outside and the 1u on the inside. Would not 1u 2u 2u 1u be more "natural"? I typically use the inner most keys as space. How do others do this?
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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #301 on: Wed, 23 September 2020, 12:07:56 »
Ok Ok! Interested

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #302 on: Wed, 23 September 2020, 15:50:40 »
Wondering about the reason to split 3u, with the bigger 2u on the outside and the 1u on the inside. Would not 1u 2u 2u 1u be more "natural"? I typically use the inner most keys as space. How do others do this?
It is more about thumb placement. The middle of a traditional spacebar is centred on the B key but depending on whether you use your left hand or right hand for spacebar, it would typically land between V-B or around N respectively.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #303 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 01:03:33 »
The 3u spacebar option is very welcome.  I was worried since I use my right thumb under the b-n area when typing and that it would be a major adjustment to type on the 1u-2u split.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #304 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 01:17:25 »
The bottom looks sexy af!

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #305 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 09:12:23 »
can't wait for this!

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #306 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:49:25 »
This is too sick! I want this. I like how it matches the 7V aesthetics since i got one.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #307 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 14:58:49 »
The new layout is just phenomenal.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #308 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 20:18:14 »
Any chance of arrow keys? Would love this as a productivity board for work

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« Reply #309 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 21:05:13 »
Any chance of arrow keys? Would love this as a productivity board for work

Please believe me, once you finally get this board in your hands (after a year), you'll prefer boards without arrows  ;)

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #310 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 21:25:35 »
Any chance of arrow keys? Would love this as a productivity board for work
this would destroy the symmetry and aesthetic imho

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #311 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 04:05:15 »
Any chance of arrow keys? Would love this as a productivity board for work

Pretty much zero chance. Split spacebar 60% have enough keys and this even has an extra column so that tilde can be in its natural position.
If you are using left hand + mouse for productivity, you are better off with a non-split board.

I've got a minor update which is that I have finished the CAD design for the wrist-rest. I've added a render of it.
I will probably be ordering the next prototype in a couple of weeks.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #312 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 09:14:15 »
i'm thinking the concept is this is amazing.

i never owned an ergo so i'm not familiar how it works. what keys do people generally use in the layers to access the up, down, left and right keys?
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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #313 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 09:24:44 »
i'm thinking the concept is this is amazing.

i never owned an ergo so i'm not familiar how it works. what keys do people generally use in the layers to access the up, down, left and right keys?
As a Vim user, I basically use LOWER (left thumb) + hjkl, coz arrow keys are far away from the home position.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #314 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 18:31:29 »
Make the wristrest smoky-black PC! If it's a KR inspo, then it's the tinted windshield.

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« Reply #315 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 19:59:40 »
Make the wristrest smoky-black PC! If it's a KR inspo, then it's the tinted windshield.
Smokey PC is nice but scuffs are really obvious on it which is why I try to avoid using it on exposed faces and a wrist rest would be prone to wear and tear.

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« Reply #316 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 03:49:52 »
Make the wristrest smoky-black PC! If it's a KR inspo, then it's the tinted windshield.
Smokey PC is nice but scuffs are really obvious on it which is why I try to avoid using it on exposed faces and a wrist rest would be prone to wear and tear.

Hm. What about epoxy resin? If I'm not mistaken, higher scratch resistance and easy maintenance if need be.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #317 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 17:36:16 »
Wondering about the reason to split 3u, with the bigger 2u on the outside and the 1u on the inside. Would not 1u 2u 2u 1u be more "natural"? I typically use the inner most keys as space. How do others do this?
It is more about thumb placement. The middle of a traditional spacebar is centred on the B key but depending on whether you use your left hand or right hand for spacebar, it would typically land between V-B or around N respectively.

To be fair, with the 2u-1u-1u-2u split you have now, the edge of the spacebar is between V-B.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #318 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 19:02:11 »
Wondering about the reason to split 3u, with the bigger 2u on the outside and the 1u on the inside. Would not 1u 2u 2u 1u be more "natural"? I typically use the inner most keys as space. How do others do this?
It is more about thumb placement. The middle of a traditional spacebar is centred on the B key but depending on whether you use your left hand or right hand for spacebar, it would typically land between V-B or around N respectively.

To be fair, with the 2u-1u-1u-2u split you have now, the edge of the spacebar is between V-B.
Yeah, you are right. You wouldn't be splitting your dominant side though and I'd rather have the extra key towards the centre which is the traditional placement for the extra split key.

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« Reply #319 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 00:58:57 »
To be fair, with the 2u-1u-1u-2u split you have now, the edge of the spacebar is between V-B.
Yeah, you are right. You wouldn't be splitting your dominant side though and I'd rather have the extra key towards the centre which is the traditional placement for the extra split key.

That's fair.  It might just be me, but I really do prefer the look of 2u-1.25u + 2.75u spacebars on these Alice keyboards.  Staggered is already non-symmetrical by nature, the bizarre split of the spacebar keys just gives it... a unique flair.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #320 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 07:36:36 »
Reckon the use of a wrist rest will be a must when typing on this keyboard? Asking since I'm not a fan of wrist rests.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #321 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 13:06:54 »
Reckon the use of a wrist rest will be a must when typing on this keyboard? Asking since I'm not a fan of wrist rests.
I don't usually use them but I found it nice when using the Microsoft sculpt ergo.
I don't think it's a must though.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #322 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 13:31:01 »
Sorry if this has been shared elsewhere, but what's the range of the height on the front? Desktop to lip of the keyboard? Curious especially about the high point (thinking about the need for the wrist rest).
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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #323 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 15:06:34 »
Sorry if this has been shared elsewhere, but what's the range of the height on the front? Desktop to lip of the keyboard? Curious especially about the high point (thinking about the need for the wrist rest).
It's close to 35mm high at the apex of the front without bumpons.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #324 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 22:34:49 »
Everyday we're getting closer and closer to this. Eager for A CHANCE to get one! Bless me gok  :p

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #325 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 11:27:51 »
The only keyboard that i will buy this year.
Out of curiosity, why is 6 on the left half of the keyboard, shouldn't it be on the right?   

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #326 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 13:43:09 »
The only keyboard that i will buy this year.
Out of curiosity, why is 6 on the left half of the keyboard, shouldn't it be on the right?
If you take B is the actual centre of the alphas, it will be slightly towards the left.
This is proven by the fact that it would cross the tented ridge line if it were on the right half.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #327 on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 09:12:30 »
I would also love it more if it has arrow keys... I know there is basically 0 chance though...

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #328 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 09:26:21 »
What is the estimated timeline for this keyboard?

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #329 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 09:45:58 »
What is the estimated timeline for this keyboard?
Think he said after 7v delivers

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #330 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 18:30:10 »
Looks expensive... But looks great for a tented board. Reminds me of KITT and a B2 stealth bomber!

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« Reply #331 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 00:31:50 »
As far as the EM7/Alice layout goes, this feels like the next big (non clone) iteration.  I absolutely love how it looks and I hope I can get one when they're ready.  Really keen to continue following this project

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« Reply #332 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 19:22:49 »
every single day since this IC was release, I pray for every single divine entity (even being atheist) for this to be like 500.000 units so I can get one. as I have an interplanetary fame for only being able to get the keyboard I want from flippers :(

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #333 on: Tue, 20 October 2020, 18:40:59 »
As someone who uses the alice layout daily this is a grail.

Going to have to practice using left shift more though because that right shift is really small.

edit: I was worried about keycap compatibility but I just found out that ISO utilizes 1.25 shift.
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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #334 on: Tue, 20 October 2020, 18:58:23 »
As someone who uses the alice layout daily this is a grail.

Going to have to practice using left shift more though because that right shift is really small.

edit: I was worried about keycap compatibility but I just found out that ISO utilizes 1.25 shift.
If you are comfortable with using your thumb for Fn, you could use a 2.25u on your right shift instead of splitting it.

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« Reply #335 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 12:04:20 »
That wrist rest is clean. Nice job.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #336 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 18:19:56 »
Sexy board. Hoping for an ewhite.


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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #337 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 18:53:13 »
Isn't the name "Type K" a bit close the existing "K-Type" lol

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« Reply #338 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 18:55:14 »
Isn't the name "Type K" a bit close the existing "K-Type" lol
Discussed in OP lol

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #339 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 19:19:49 »
Isn't the name "Type K" a bit close the existing "K-Type" lol
Discussed in OP lol

Reading comprehension fail. Still a bad idea for them imo from a product-recognizability standpoint.

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Re: [IC] Type K - Tented Ergo keyboard
« Reply #340 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 19:56:19 »
Isn't the name "Type K" a bit close the existing "K-Type" lol
Discussed in OP lol

Reading comprehension fail. Still a bad idea for them imo from a product-recognizability standpoint.
I'm not concerned about that at all since the Type K isn't meant to be a mass market product.
I have to admit that I'm not good at names though.