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[IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:35:20 »


Compact layout. Max power.

The winkeyless compact 1800 layout jam-packs the functionality of a full-sized keyboard in a truly versatile and efficient form factor.
A productivity instrument first and foremost that is perfect for the workspace. Dedicated areas for number input, navigation, and typing are conveniently arranged with a separation between them for greater usability.



Clean and fluid lines for a seamless construction.

Sar retains the original streamlined aesthetic developed with Verne and refines it in every possible aspect with an uncompromised design that is purely driven by purpose.
Careful consideration has been made from the tiniest details, like the status lights, to the largest ones like the precisely machined back curves or the breath-taking side profile.
The result is an absolute unit meant to be the centrepiece of your desk.








Elevating the concept of thick to a whole new level.

Sar features a 4.75mm thick plate utilizing a fully-isolated gasket mount comprising of a set of vibration-dampening urethane strips.
The intricate switch plate is available in either polycarbonate or brass, resulting in two radically different typing experiences. So lit.






Take a look at what's under the hood.

For Sar, wilba.tech has developed the remarkably uncluttered, yet exceptionally capable WT90-A circuit board. The hot-swappable sockets allow for a dramatically fast, hassle-free assembly; three surface mounted RGB LEDs display layer information and a breakout board provides USB-C connectivity that is low and centred at the rear of the chassis.



The circuit board is QMK compatible and can effortlessly be programmed using VIA, resulting in a more intuitive, useful, and truly exceptional user experience.




Finishes

MOMENTUM RED - PWNER SOUL BLACK - LIGHTNING SILVER - SAMURAI BLUE

The beadblasted, then anodized aluminium enclosures are offered four carefully picked colour combos, all of them with an internal black brass weight and the plate of your choice.














Technical Specs

Weight and dimensions
  • Estimated enclosure weight (frozen polycarbonate/monolith brass): 2.44 kg / 3.33 kg (5.38 lbs / 7.34 lbs)
  • Front height: 1.97 cm (0.77 inch)
  • Width: 38.24 cm (15.05 inch)
  • Depth: 14.31 cm (5.63 inch)

General
  • 8.0 slope
  • Isolated gasket mounted 4.75mm switch plate in either polycarbonate or brass
  • 4 finish options: Momentum Red, Pwner Soul Black, Lightning Silver, Samurai Blue
  • USB-C interface
  • WT90-A SAR designed by wilba.tech. Hot-swappable, QMK compatible PCB, and fully programmable with VIA configurator.
  • Made by Salvun.

What's in the box
  • 1 Sar top enclosure - Bead blasted anodized aluminium
  • 1 Sar frozen/monolith plate - (4.75mm polycarbonate or bead blasted black PVD coated brass)
  • 1 Sar internal weight - Bead blasted black PVD coated brass
  • 1 Sar base enclosure - Bead blasted anodized aluminium
  • 1 wilba.tech WT90-A (hot-swap)
  • 1 wilba.tech WT-USB-C
  • 1 4-CORE JST cable
  • 4 T6 M24 Fixtures (Daughterboard PCB)
  • 14 T6 M23 Fixtures (Hot-swap PCB)
  • 14 T6 M23 CSK Fixtures (Hot-swap PCB)
  • 14 M23.5 Spacers (Hot-swap PCB)
  • 8 T10 M312 Fixtures (Case)
  • 4 T10 M35 CSK Fixtures (Weight)
  • 3 LED Pipes
  • 4 SKUF bumpons
  • 1 set of Sar gaskets
Note: extra frozen/monolith plates and PCBs will be offered.

Pre-order information
  • Unit Quantity: Open pre-order. Unlimited.
  • Price: To be announced.
  • Vendors: To be announced.
  • Date: To be announced.
Disclaimers
  • Kindly note that the images are of 3D renders and are for illustration purposes only. The final colors may differ slightly.
  • Keycaps, switches, and stabilizers are shown for demonstrative purposes only and are not included with Sar.
  • Kindly note that Sar will be offered as a pre-order with unlimited orders. There can be delays and set backs.
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« Last Edit: Thu, 05 November 2020, 05:36:32 by Zambumon »

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:35:41 »
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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:35:47 »
FAQ

Q: Is the layout fixed?
A: Yes. ANSI, stepped caps lock, 1.50, 1.50, 7U, 1.50, 1.50, and split plus.

Q: Will thin plates be available?
A: Not for the pre-order. Thin plate files will be published.

Q: Why no solderable PCB?
A: Less parts to deal with.

Q: How heavy is the brass plate?
A: Estimated 1kg

Q: Will there be a solderable pcb released later?
A: No.

Q: Extra top/base pieces?
A: Very unlikely.

Q: Why thick plate?
A: Because I wanted.

Q: When will vendors/price/pre-order date be announced?
A: When the project is ready, prototypes are finished and thouroughly tested, vendors are contacted, and pricing is finalized. Please be patient.

Q: OK, but can you give me an ETA on when a project will be released?
A: Check https://zambumon.com/status. If it's not there, no ETA.

Q: Prototypes? Typing test?
A: Yes. Please be patient.

Q: Can you add more color options to Sar?
A: No.

Q: Will you color match this keyboard to [this keyset]?
A: No.

Q: Will you color match this keyboard to another keyboard?
A: No.

Q: Can I buy your protos?
A: Absolutely No.

Q: How is the brass plate going to be coated?
A: Ideally, beadblasted then PVD coated in black. Same for the weight.

Q: What is the [keycap set] on this render of Sar ?
A: GMK Jamn, GMK Dolch with cyan accents and Hangul sublegends, GMK Striker, SAV-inspired dyesub set with blue Cyrillic sublegends.

Q: Will foam be available?
A: No.

Q: What are the gaskets made out of?
A: Urethane.

« Last Edit: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:47:49 by Zambumon »

Offline of_sam

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:36:18 »
So good Zamb

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:36:48 »
I need this very badly

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:36:59 »
TAKE MY MONEY!

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:37:08 »
I like it. Pls Gib

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:37:52 »
SAR pogies

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:39:02 »
Here we go. Been waiting for this beautiful beast.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:39:09 »
That brass plate is a unit

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:39:12 »

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:39:55 »
Hell yeah. I'm in.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:40:21 »
Yes please! Perfect step up from my CP-SQ :v

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:42:44 »
I would like this yes. Ideal work board

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:47:22 »
Max power. Dolch. Lightning Silver. So lit.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:51:25 »
Much yes

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:56:42 »
You have my attention.
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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:57:59 »
Stoked for this

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:01:48 »
man this looks good, would def be my next daily driver.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:07:51 »
Take my money already.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:10:31 »
really liking this, definitely interested pending price.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:11:48 »
Absolutely beautiful board, I really hope that this ends up going well for you!

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:15:30 »
he went and did it....  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:22:09 »
Love the look of this board! I just dont know how I feel about those thicc boi plates... plate files being published will be nice!
« Last Edit: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:27:19 by 7empest »

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:22:59 »
Love this board! Looks super clean and the design language is awesome. I really do wish that solderable was an option as I am a more "purist" and I see it as more of a fun project but that's just me. Can't wait to learn more info about the board as time goes on and best of luck with the IC!
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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:25:39 »
YES!!! Been waiting for this one!

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:38:01 »
looks soo good. if only there was ISO support :(
any chance for that to get added?

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:38:05 »
EDIT: I read more.

Either way, I'm super hyped for this!
« Last Edit: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:41:02 by clik_clak »

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:41:31 »
Colour me interested. Keen to have a board to finally use my numpads for.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:41:54 »
Beautiful design Zambumon, looking forward to the GB.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:42:30 »
i love zambumon
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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:44:21 »
will this keyset have minivan compatibility?

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:47:59 »
so refined :D love it

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 11:52:48 »
looks soo good. if only there was ISO support :(
any chance for that to get added?

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Not for the group buy. Switch plate is fixed, PCB is hot-swap.

will this keyset have minivan compatibility?

No. This isn't even a keyset.


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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 12:01:43 »
OH. YES.

I'm in love.

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 12:02:14 »
Im in. This is magnificent.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 12:07:41 »
Very interesting decisions taken:
  • Hotswap PCB
  • 4.75mm plate with fixed ansi layout
  • Unlimited quantity and made by Salvun that's already burdened with other keyboards
  • Limited variety

I hope that production has already begun for this to be delivered by 2022 and the cost to be low enough to warrant all of the previously stated choices.

Would be nice to state the type of aluminum used though if it's 6063 or the cheaper/worse 6061.

Looking forward to seeing how this run will evolve as the case design looks good.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 12:12:14 »
Nice to see a high end board GB with unlimited units.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 12:16:58 »
Yes please. Thanks Zambumon  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 12:17:46 »
Yes please!

Im hoping my Jules board ships soon, hopefully I can add this to it. Id also love to have a board made by Salvun (or somebody that works with him if the GB is unlimited).

Something thats not in your FAQ, but which I can expect will also be answered no, though I still want it:

Any chance of a southpaw variant?

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 12:42:19 »
Yes please!

Im hoping my Jules board ships soon, hopefully I can add this to it. Id also love to have a board made by Salvun (or somebody that works with him if the GB is unlimited).

Something thats not in your FAQ, but which I can expect will also be answered no, though I still want it:

Any chance of a southpaw variant?

No.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 13:02:47 »
Any chance of a southpaw variant?

No. That would require some heavy changes and a different PCB.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 13:27:26 »
The board is looking very nice, looking forward to the gb  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 13:49:31 »
Glad to see the IC finally posted, looks fantastic! Also appreciate the big ol' 8 typing angle.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 14:12:37 »
I like this. I mean hotswap really isn't my thing, but it's not a deal breaker.
Love the typing angle, love the thick plate (don't care for brass though) and love the thick feet and gasket mount.
It seems pretty apparent that this board is targeted at professionals in an office setting (even if it's now a home office, thanks to COVID) that might be getting into mechanical keyboards for the first time, or looking to improve upon what they have had previously.

10/10 would bring this to work.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 14:33:16 »
Very nice

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 14:34:50 »
Yes pls zam. So I can make memes on a keyboard thats actually useful.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 14:44:51 »

It seems pretty apparent that this board is targeted at professionals in an office setting Salvun


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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 14:50:29 »
Lets go!

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 15:00:33 »
Ahhh yeaaaaaa!
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