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[IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard(Wait prototypes treatment )
« on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 10:53:46 »
E7-V2


















More pictures here :https://imgur.com/a/qsS79jO

Hello everyone Excluisve here

Two years ago we had our first 75% keyboard E7-V1 group buy. Since then weíve received lots of PMs about next round of E7-V1. Finally we planned to reboot this series this March.

We had LED version for the E7-V1 and also said we might provide the name tag version in the future. Even the name tag is already a well known signature for E6-V2 and E6.5, itís probably not appropriate to put name tag onto E7 series now as the market is full of various name tag keyboard designs recently. I wish this time will be a brand new design, so I just gave up using name tag again.

I really really love E7-V1, thus we kept the classic layout and clean design of E7-V1 on the new board. While redefining this keyboard to make it better suit my idea and meet keyboard enthusiasticís pursue, we will name it E7-V2. And to us, E7-V2 will be the milestone.

Make sure to fill this form if you are interested:https://bit.ly/3naAkk7




Specifications:
                                              - PCB supports QMK + VIA, we will offer both solder and hotswap versions
                                              - Layout :Solder-https://i.imgur.com/Z7u4Vnc.png,Hotswap-
                                                https://i.imgur.com/TnjXNnw.png
                                              - Plate: Aluminum, Brass (upgrade), FR-4 (TBD)
                                              - Weight: Aluminum, Brass (upgrade)
                                              - Polycarbonate will be used for light strip or underglow diffuser part
                                              - Backplate: Aluminum,Brass (upgrade)


Colors :

We have so many colors that are possible to make, but it also makes people hard to choose the combination they want. To keep your choice easier and to make our GB and production time shorter, we will not offer arbitrary combinations of colors this time.
We are providing 9 candidates of color combinations, and there will be only 5 combos (that people voted most) offered in the upcoming group buy. Color renders :https://i.imgur.com/oRNdylC.jpg Left to right was :Black ,E white ,Space grey,Lemon yellow ,Baby blue,Liliac,Burgundy Red,Gem Blue,Camping Green

                                              - Anodized: Black, Space Gray, Burgundy Red, Gem Blue
                                              - Coating: Lemon Yellow, Baby Blue, Liliac, Camping Green
                                              - Electrophoresis: E-White
Voting link on top of page.


GB Information:
                                              - GB Time: October.
                                              - Price :
                                              $435 base kit(full alu) ,excluded pp fee(4.4%) ,platform fee(0.5%)and shipping fee limited or unlimited:TBD
                                              $435 PC kit (pc top with white middle and bottom) limited to 50
                                              $540 for se ,limited to 70 raffle (individual numbers engraving with special backplate )
                                              - Lead Time: start at 6 months eta depens how many we saled. (E8.5 took so long to deliver, we will improve the lead time by optimizing our                                                                            production method)-E7-V2 quailty will be promote also better than E8.5
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The structure:

More


1. We will be using daughter board for the USB port, to resolve the problem of USB port moving up and down caused by gasket mount system.

2. Separate the RGB panel on the front to avoid light bleeding
3. There will be a 3mm silicon dampening foam put between the plate and the PCB. The dampening foam will have extension
parts on both front/back and left/right sides. With such extension parts on all sides, we could totally avoid the plate touching the case. In addition, it will be much easier to align the plate/foam/PCB into the top case, even you haven't built any gasket keyboard before.
4. PC middle frame is used to allow underglow to shine through sideway, and it's also the bottom support for the gasket.
5. The popular multi-color crown LOGO from E6.5 is back! If you look really carefully, the LOGO on E7-V2 consists of three parts, therefore, it has the ability to let underglow shine through so it can light up.

6. Instead of o-ring gasket mount used on E8.5 and E6.5, we will be using rubber gasket on E7-V2. The main benefit using rubber gasket combined with leaf spring plate this time, is to provide excellent flexibility when typing (you have to try to know if you like this or not, after all, it's all preference). But the downside of using rubber gasket is that we have to give up PC plate as it might not be suitable for this structure. In addition, we have to optimize and test the design of gasket mount on the arrow cluster with multiple iterations, all due to the principle that we stick to from beginning: original layout on slim bezel. We will do more testing to find a good balance on the trade-off, stay tuned!

It's definitely a challenge and difficult thing to never compromise on the design, as well as keep iterating and testing on details within the limited space that we give to this board. But I believe this will ultimately pay off, on the day when you receive this wonderful keyboard: E7-V2 :)


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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 10:54:53 »
Reserved


Color:E white ,Black,Gem blue,Space grey,Camping Grenn ,Burgundy Red.
SE   : lilac
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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 10:55:54 »
Exclusive this looks nuts! Congrats on the great work.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 10:57:00 »
Yes, happy to see this board has daughterboard.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:01:32 »
Super hype for this!!!  GLWIC!!


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Offline kuro0renji

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:02:00 »
Im in, not a doubt!

Offline bball2

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:02:18 »
Definitely in! Exclusive's group buys have always been great, super happy with my E6.5 and E8.5

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:06:44 »
That's a nice keyset you have on that burgundy board :p

You have my support
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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:06:47 »
Beautiful.
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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:09:34 »
no more ESL :(

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:10:54 »
gib

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:12:19 »
Those colors are so nice and unique! Good job on these!

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:12:46 »
Do I really need another 75%? Purchased


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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:17:03 »
In

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:22:32 »
The E7-V1 is one of my favourite keyboard designs ever so seeing this pop up was very exciting! However I'm a bit torn because the design is a lot more "busy" than the V1, which I found so appealing because of how minimal it was. Tempting for sure, but not an insta-cop for me.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:24:29 »
So happy the is another run of this!

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:24:52 »
Finally it comes! Just need geekhack banner to spread the love now



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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:26:06 »
Looks so good
75% with a good layout are few and far between (at least compared to 65 and tkl)

I'm glad to see this coming back, I hope the colours stay true to these renders.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:26:27 »
in for one

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:31:28 »
The E7-V1 was my first custom KB, GLWIC for this V2 !

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:42:16 »
So there will be no FE full brass this time right? :sad:

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:45:52 »
Great iteration to the E7-V1.

Using my E7-V1 as my daily right now.

Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:48:09 »
Daaaaaamn! I'm getting cucked this month. But i cannot pass this out  :(

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 11:59:08 »
in

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 12:04:05 »
in 100%
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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 12:05:17 »
E7-V1 was one of my first groupbuys and to this day is still my favorite board that I own, so this is a no brainer for me.

Will the PCB for this be compatible with E7-V1? I know you said probably not on discord when I asked before but just wanted to see if you had any updates there (it's terribly hard to find a V1 pcb nowadays)

Offline lovidore

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 12:35:46 »
IC Filled. Best of luck to you, sir.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 12:52:54 »
Filled out, hoping for baby blue and lilac.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 13:07:13 »
Voted. Hoping for that dark green or space gray.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 13:15:53 »
Comic Sans best font, everyone should consider.
I am like a cat but with a keyboard

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 13:32:50 »
Nice hope for unlimited so many people can experience such a nice board!
Think PC and SE is enough limited for collectors.
Also hope for sexy black PCB again :P

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 13:33:48 »
Going to be in on this 100%, the E7-V1 is my favorite keyboard. I just wish there was a PC plate offering, the typing feel on it is amazing.

Offline Shiro

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 14:22:09 »
if that camping green makes it then im super interested, It looks so good with GMK Botanical!

Offline cpt-nic

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 14:29:00 »
Is it correct that the soldered layout does not support split left shift?
ISO user here ;)
With that I'm in.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 14:50:59 »
Is it correct that the soldered layout does not support split left shift?
ISO user here ;)
With that I'm in.

Agree with this, assuming its just a mistake on the KLE as the plate renders show it

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 14:59:46 »
Very nice, i like the new design more, would be good if we can mix the colors instead of pick mixes voted from other people.




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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 17:45:40 »
This looks really sharp! It's great to see a redesign to freshen it up

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 23:19:00 »
se gimme gimme



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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 00:04:23 »
This will be my first GB board. GLWIC Exclusive!

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 00:09:37 »
Definitely in, please make it available for everyone.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 02:06:39 »
NE full brass avail

Offline riku.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 02:56:04 »
ooo this looks nice. interested for sure.

Offline Nonnegaard

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 07:17:27 »
The id80 uses the same pcb only with USB c

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 07:25:07 »
The id80 uses the same pcb only with USB c

The ID80 pcb was based on the E7 version 1

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 12:59:29 »
I need this this is poggers

Offline v4lkism

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:46:38 »
As much as I am interested in this board, doesn't it feel a little bit too pricey? Just comparing this from the v1 which was $350 and how it justifies the extra $85. Probably still gonna get it anyways

Offline HungerMechanic

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 15:03:49 »
This looks great, although I hope you bring back the V1 one day.

Along with the lighter shade of green.

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 16:44:13 »
I like it.... a lot

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 17:46:52 »
You're really making me regret not jumping on shook r2

Offline soloplayer

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Re: [IC] E7-V2 75% Custom keyboard
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 22:32:47 »
do you apply the leaf spring to the fr4 plate? or alu and brass only?
ne plate file avail after gb?