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Mirror60

Mirror Polished Stainless Steel Base, Stacked Acrylic, Gasket Mounted 60% by ENG Studio

Group buy website: https://engstudio.co.uk

                                       

Introduction:

Welcome to the first project by ENG Studio - the Mirror60. This aims to provide a unique stacked acrylic 60% in multiple aspects, like the never seen before Onyx plate (micro carbon fiber filled nylon), or the mirror polished stainless steel base, while providing great compatibility with the inclusion of all three tops in each kit (standard, WKL, HHKB), and universal 60% PCB support. 

Specs:

-7 or 8 degree typing angle (Both included as standard)
-Comes with all three of Standard, WKL and HHKB tops
-PLA or Onyx (Micro carbon fiber filled nylon) plate
-3mm thick mirror polished stainless steel base
-Stacked Acrylic construction
-Nickel plated brass standoffs and stainless steel screws
-Colour options: Clear and Black
-Standard 60% PCB compatible. PCB not included.


                                       

GB details:
-60 units FCFS
-120 + shipping
-GB on https://engstudio.co.uk
-Runs from 25th of February to 11th of March
-2 month lead time


Plate layout (supports ISO):
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Update - pricing:
-Base price 120
-Uprade to Onyx plate 5
-Extra plate: PLA 15, Onyx 20


Group buy website: https://engstudio.co.uk


IC form: https://forms.gle/W5CDA94Yr5TGkzVs7 (Fill this in if interested!)

Discord: https://discord.gg/Dv9Nvxbq6w
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/engstudiokeyboards/


Changelog:
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11/2: Kit now includes the option to use 7 or 8 degree typing angle, to make keycaps sit higher. This change does not affect pricing. (This might not make sense as full reasonings are much more complicated. Feel free to ask if you want to know more.)
22/2: GB date announced: 25th of February. Pricing finalised.
25/2: GB started, lasts until 11/3. 60 units FCFS.
« Last Edit: Sat, 27 February 2021, 19:25:03 by ENG Studio »

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Re: [IC] Mirror60 - Mirror SS Base, Acrylic, Gasket 60%
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 15:47:19 »
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Re: [IC] Mirror60 - Mirror SS Base, Acrylic, Gasket 60%
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 17:04:11 »
Finally a mirror I can look into without is breaking
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

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Re: [IC] Mirror60 - Mirror SS Base, Acrylic, Gasket 60%
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 00:10:16 »
Keys look a bit sunk in, stainless steel is great, but idk about that feet, also feel like a pcb included might be good(higher price of course)

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Re: [IC] Mirror60 - Mirror SS Base, Acrylic, Gasket 60%
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 06:48:06 »
Keys look a bit sunk in, stainless steel is great, but idk about that feet, also feel like a pcb included might be good(higher price of course)
Thanks for the postive feedback. Keys will sit about 1mm higher relative to the top for the production version, but using an acrylic construction inherently limits the possible height dimensions that I can use. The feet design is chosen so that it doesn't cover too much of the stainless steel bottom.

I won't include the PCB in the kit is just because there's so many options people might want to use. I can see a signifcant amount of people using each of: wide support soldered, narrow support soldered, ANSI hotswap, ISO hotswap, WKL/HHKB hotswap... etc.. The PCB in the current prototype build is an tsangan/HHKB hotswap PCB, so I can test out all three tops conveniently. However, it comes with a split backspace only, which isn't very popular. Whichever one or two PCB designs I might decide to include in the kit, there would be people who feel left out, and the extra 20 to 30 cost increase would turn away many people. When the GB is imminent, I'll compile a list of a large number PCB options from vendor of all regions. Not including a PCB is the norm for acrylic boards anyway. Hope you understand my decision.


Edit: Design has been updated to raise the height of the keycaps. The distance between plate and top of the case is now 8 mm or so.
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Re: [IC] Mirror60 - Mirror SS Base, Acrylic, Gasket 60% (Upadate: GB on 25/2)
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 14:51:34 »
Big announcement:

GB starts on 25th February!

Pricing:
-Base price 120
-Uprade to Onyx plate 5
-Extra plate: PLA 15, Onyx 20

GB lasts 14 days.
Lead time: 2 months
« Last Edit: Mon, 22 February 2021, 15:09:55 by ENG Studio »

G'day, may I inquire about the keycap details you used in the promo photographs - I really like the cream/brown combo  :thumb:

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G'day, may I inquire about the keycap details you used in the promo photographs - I really like the cream/brown combo  :thumb:
Thanks! The keycap set used is Infinikey Cafe.
« Last Edit: Sat, 27 February 2021, 19:25:34 by ENG Studio »