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Offline holtenc

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[IC] Meridian
« on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 22:43:44 »



Meridian
Ergonomic 60% Keyboard

Tradition and Revolution
A seamless design combined with sharp angles constructs a centerpiece fit for your modern desk.
The three LED indicators and identical alphanumeric bend angles carry on the legacy from the Prime_E.





Trustworthy Typing Experience
An aluminum top-mounted plate offers typing comfort and a middle-ground rigidity which pairs well with various switch types.
The internal brass weight adds enough heft to keep the board stable during heavy use.





The Ergonomic Factor
Based on the Prime_E, the alphas bend in at a soft 8 degree angle rather than the aggressive 12 degree bend of most Alice-esque boards.
The layout is built around common keycap sizes for maximized compatibility with existing keysets.





Specifications
PCB: Soldered, USB-C, ESD protected
Indicators: RGB LED indicators, in-switch caps lock LED
Plate: Aluminum, top mount
Typing angle: 7 degrees
Alphanumerics bend angle: 8 degrees
Weight: Brass, bead blasted
Likely Colors: Black, Dark Gray, Deep Blue





Layout





Typing Sounds



Other Info
Designed by: ai03
Produced and fulfilled by: Prime Keyboards
Availability: In stock. ETA is Q4 2020 / Q1 2021
Price: TBD


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« Last Edit: Tue, 08 September 2020, 20:55:44 by holtenc »

Offline yoot

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 22:44:41 »
Yes.


Offline FunBox

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 22:45:07 »
Mega hype

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Offline darthcapn

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 22:51:29 »
Wish this was hot swap

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Offline holtenc

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 22:52:18 »
just realized the capslock key on the blue case is messed up.... oops. (no PCB underneath)

Offline Kafka

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 22:52:56 »
🤤🤤🤤

Offline X_point

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 22:58:52 »
hype train...  :cool: hopefully this will be my first ergo board...

Offline Hdjekso

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:01:53 »
what happened to the stepped caps on the navy board

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:03:24 »
in stock  :eek:

Offline holtenc

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:07:49 »
in stock  :eek:

It slipped. Didnít notice until I posted this.

Offline ZongZiWang

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:13:09 »
Holten x ai03 the best duo to bring this to us

Offline HRB

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:21:12 »
reserved.

Offline GaNeBaL

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:30:30 »
gib
Obsessed with 60%

Offline Macmutant

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:35:36 »
100% in.

Offline aaronlau

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:39:09 »
Definitely Interested :)

Offline Leyva

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:49:27 »
yes pls

Offline pott

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:56:09 »
I absolutely adore this. I always wondered why Alice had these huge gaps on the bottom row. Adding the keys there (and keeping them all 1.25, so that one could keep a kit's 1.5 bottom row for another board, potentially) seems like a no-brainer. Awesome!

I was worried that the spacebar would be too far to the left... Then I ran a test on my own board and it seems I hit the spacebar between V and B anyway. So I guess this is just perfect.

Offline DaddyPhill

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:58:49 »
Just got finished putting together my Prime_ e! In for this

Offline Zach

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 23:59:38 »
 :thumb:
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Offline Mtvan87

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 00:23:56 »
Looking forward to the Deep Blue.

Offline Arcitan

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 00:35:07 »
> Designed by ai03

Say no more.

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Offline leexy

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 00:47:30 »
bring on the new accounts

Offline Drakenocas

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 00:57:39 »
When and where can you buy this at? Call me enthusiastic! I guess I thought it was out of the IC phase after reading everything.

Offline immaphantomlol

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 00:58:44 »
I want this

Offline Arcitan

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 00:58:44 »
When and where can you buy this at? Call me enthusiastic! I guess I thought it was out of the IC phase after reading everything.
In the post:
Availability: In stock. ETA is Q4 2020 / Q1 2021

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Offline vaf1en

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 01:04:35 »
There is a compact feel to this compared to other Alice style layouts.
I am more than interested in this.

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 02:53:42 »
Nice.

Offline maharuto

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 03:06:08 »
very nice indeed!

Offline tr0yr0x

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 03:25:22 »
Any ai03 board is a nice board.

Offline Rynxe

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 03:41:01 »
Noice

Offline dmatx1

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 03:41:55 »
Really nice and clean design. It is always great to see prototypes in such an early IC phase (and even in multiple colors).

Just one layout question: could you add split left Shift support?

Offline VXQN

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 05:07:00 »
This ticks boxes I didn't even know I had. Love the dark grey colour especially.

Offline BIG_BUCKNUT

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 08:51:23 »
this nice

Offline Dubsadan

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 09:21:21 »
Looks great, might be the first ergo that doesn't scare me away with the sharp angle.  Can't wait for the in-stock bloodbath.

Offline Kyru

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:14:07 »
Definitely interested in this. Any chance of doing it in purple?

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Offline Mekuno

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:14:50 »
Yes.

Offline MoonBiscuit

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:21:41 »
Yes please

Offline verity

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:21:50 »
v nice

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:44:15 »
Heck yeah!

Offline thestrayed

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 11:12:27 »
Noice

Offline zoo

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 11:12:48 »
As a primarily macOS user, after using the Alice layout for some time, the bottom row here looks really good. Looking forward to this!
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Offline synthtastic

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 11:21:51 »
Very sexy.

Offline holtenc

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 11:56:27 »
Definitely interested in this. Any chance of doing it in purple?


The colors will likely stay as they are seen here. At least for the first round. Future rounds may see a change in colors.

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 12:05:05 »
Looks really clean, I like the changes you have made from the standard fare alice layout. Looking forward to hearing more  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 12:06:43 »
Looking 👌

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 12:11:26 »
Cant wait!  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 12:30:41 »
Following

Offline myflowsocold

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 12:38:22 »
this is hype. Nice work on the IC!
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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 12:55:37 »
Finally an alice layout without the nav cluster, also a more traditional bottom row so I don't have to relearn mac shortcuts and in stock? Looks like a really solid board, great work guys.

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Re: [IC] Meridian
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 13:11:17 »
o god This is kinda sick bro
« Last Edit: Fri, 07 August 2020, 13:20:56 by landosike »
yoo yoooo yooo