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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized Alice: IC FORM is out for southpaw layout!
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 10:36:22 »
+1 for southpaw, I forgot to mention the mirrored numpad for southpaw in the IC form.

TY for making this, would be my first ergo Alice style keyboard if this some to fruition

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized Alice: IC FORM is out for southpaw layout!
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 10:36:46 »

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized Alice: IC FORM is out for southpaw layout!
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 11:42:55 »
I would absolutely love an ISO version, though I understand the constraints of asking for that.
Regardless this looks amazing..

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized Alice: IC FORM is out for southpaw layout!
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 17 February 2021, 10:05:50 »
I would absolutely love an ISO version, though I understand the constraints of asking for that.
Regardless this looks amazing..

I'm trying my best to add ISO support without ruining the layout! thank you.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 17 February 2021, 14:16:50 »
Love it!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 17 February 2021, 20:46:24 »
Please, southpaw alice, it will be beautiful

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 07:11:20 »
Please, southpaw alice, it will be beautiful

Enter the IC form if you prefer a southpaw alice.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #58 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 08:09:03 »
Thanks, I see you have updated the IC with details around PCB (ESD protection, etc).

Once the design has progressed that far, I would like an exploded view, like huey asked earlier as well, to show the internals. And if you could also organise some renders of the board with some keycaps, in planned colours, that would be great.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 08:28:45 »
Thanks, I see you have updated the IC with details around PCB (ESD protection, etc).

Once the design has progressed that far, I would like an exploded view, like huey asked earlier as well, to show the internals. And if you could also organise some renders of the board with some keycaps, in planned colours, that would be great.

All of that will be included.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 08:31:06 »
Thanks, I see you have updated the IC with details around PCB (ESD protection, etc).

Once the design has progressed that far, I would like an exploded view, like huey asked earlier as well, to show the internals. And if you could also organise some renders of the board with some keycaps, in planned colours, that would be great.

All of that will be included.
Great, thanks!

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 10:11:57 »
Love the non-southpaw!

I was pissed I JUST missed the FLX Virgo which is essentially this keyboard, with with 10-key.  And I work in IT and use the 10-key a TON!  Would be perfect keeb.


I would also like to see color renders.  HUGE fan of the Dark Purple, Dark Green, Deep Burgundy color swatches.


Cheers!

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 12:56:03 »
Love the non-southpaw!

I was pissed I JUST missed the FLX Virgo which is essentially this keyboard, with with 10-key.  And I work in IT and use the 10-key a TON!  Would be perfect keeb.


I would also like to see color renders.  HUGE fan of the Dark Purple, Dark Green, Deep Burgundy color swatches.


Cheers!

I will be including multiple color renders and I am also trying to make the whole layout symmetrical as possible!

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 20:22:00 »
What does Gasket + Top mount mean
Can you do more renders
Do you have a prototype coming
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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 00:03:35 »
you got +1 for southpaw

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 03:22:09 »
What does Gasket + Top mount mean
Can you do more renders
Do you have a prototype coming

I have enough budget for a prototype. Gasket means there are foams on the side of the plate to dampen sound and reduce vibrations when typing and top mount means it's mounted to the top frame of the keyboard.

There's an IC form to determine the final layout of the design. Once it is done I will design the case and PCB and have the prototypes ready by then.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 03:24:00 »
What does Gasket + Top mount mean
Can you do more renders
Do you have a prototype coming

I have enough budget for a prototype. Gasket means there are foams on the side of the plate to dampen sound and reduce vibrations when typing and top mount means it's mounted to the top frame of the keyboard.

There's an IC form to determine the final layout of the design. Once it is done I will design the case and PCB and have the prototypes ready by then.
You will use o-ring for the gasket mount?

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #67 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 04:08:08 »
What does Gasket + Top mount mean
Can you do more renders
Do you have a prototype coming

I have enough budget for a prototype. Gasket means there are foams on the side of the plate to dampen sound and reduce vibrations when typing and top mount means it's mounted to the top frame of the keyboard.

There's an IC form to determine the final layout of the design. Once it is done I will design the case and PCB and have the prototypes ready by then.
You will use o-ring for the gasket mount?

Sent from my VOG-L29 using Tapatalk

No, it will be foam. The material of the foam is not decided yet. But i'm thinking of neoprene.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #68 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 04:59:50 »
Very very interesting design choice for the Alice. Glwic

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #69 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 05:15:25 »
IC submitted. +1 Southpaw! Been waiting for this layout since forever.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 05:38:42 »
Love the southpaw version. Only I would change is not have a spacer/gap that elavates the F1~F12 row, in doing so it will resemble a true 1800 compact layout. This is insta buy!

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #71 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 06:35:07 »
In for a south paw variant, this look amazing!

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: One week left.
« Reply #72 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 13:00:46 »
In for a south paw variant, this look amazing!

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: 4 days left!
« Reply #73 on: Sat, 20 February 2021, 14:38:48 »
Interested in this greatly.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: 4 days left!
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 08:59:52 »
i like this

pls make this

big thank

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: 4 days left!
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 09:01:26 »
If there is an option for a full 2U numpad 0 key, I'm in.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: 4 days left!
« Reply #76 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 09:11:40 »
If there is an option for a full 2U numpad 0 key, I'm in.

It is a mirrored numpad. So yes.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: 4 days left!
« Reply #77 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 13:59:55 »
i like this

pls make this

big thank

yes

no problem

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: 4 days left!
« Reply #78 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 15:42:22 »
If there is an option for a full 2U numpad 0 key, I'm in.

It is a mirrored numpad. So yes.

If there is a normal full size option, not a southpaw or 1800, that would be awesome.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: 4 days left!
« Reply #79 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 00:18:41 »
this is so good

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 17:28:47 »
Hey!
Any updates on this?
And will it support bluetooth?

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 06:07:39 »
Hey!
Any updates on this?
And will it support bluetooth?

Yes, I have been working non-stop and with the PCB designer (Gondolindrum) who will be designing the PCB of this board. (Unfortunately no bluetooth)

I can give you the official details of the new Mountain Alice
- Rotary Encoder
- ISO Support
- Mirrored Numpad
- Southpaw
- OLED Screen

More details will come by soon when the decision is final.
« Last Edit: Thu, 04 March 2021, 06:14:02 by yoboard »

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #82 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 07:03:07 »
- ISO Support

nice to see iso support, although i thought it was impossible on alice-style boards curious to see how it will work.
and being left handed on computers (my mouse is on the left, i am somewhat ambidextrous, depends on what i do) i do not really understand how having the numpad on the left helps, i would actually think that to be better for right handed peoples? or am i completely wrong in understanding that southpaw layouts were for lefties?
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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #83 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 08:06:50 »
So that the southpaw wins in your IC does that mean, that there will be no regular 1800 version?

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #84 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 08:30:49 »
- ISO Support

nice to see iso support, although i thought it was impossible on alice-style boards curious to see how it will work.
and being left handed on computers (my mouse is on the left, i am somewhat ambidextrous, depends on what i do) i do not really understand how having the numpad on the left helps, i would actually think that to be better for right handed peoples? or am i completely wrong in understanding that southpaw layouts were for lefties?

some people who play these Video Games prefer having more space for their mice with compact boards and with a southpaw you can have more Space for your mouse AND still have Numpad :-)

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #85 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 12:16:20 »
So that the southpaw wins in your IC does that mean, that there will be no regular 1800 version?

It's still a 1800 Alice. Just southpaw

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 12:17:35 »
- ISO Support

nice to see iso support, although i thought it was impossible on alice-style boards curious to see how it will work.
and being left handed on computers (my mouse is on the left, i am somewhat ambidextrous, depends on what i do) i do not really understand how having the numpad on the left helps, i would actually think that to be better for right handed peoples? or am i completely wrong in understanding that southpaw layouts were for lefties?

Purely for ergonomic or aesthetic preferences. There was an IC form between Southpaw and non-southpaw layout and southpaw won by a significant.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #87 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 12:38:20 »
So that the southpaw wins in your IC does that mean, that there will be no regular 1800 version?

It's still a 1800 Alice. Just southpaw

Yeah, so no regular 1800. :C What a bummer. Would have been an instant buy if it would be

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #88 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 03:15:59 »
- ISO Support

nice to see iso support, although i thought it was impossible on alice-style boards curious to see how it will work.
and being left handed on computers (my mouse is on the left, i am somewhat ambidextrous, depends on what i do) i do not really understand how having the numpad on the left helps, i would actually think that to be better for right handed peoples? or am i completely wrong in understanding that southpaw layouts were for lefties?

Purely for ergonomic or aesthetic preferences. There was an IC form between Southpaw and non-southpaw layout and southpaw won by a significant.
I understand why this board is southpaw, what i did not understand was the popularity of southpaw, because my understanding was that it was meant to be more ergonomic for left handed peoples, and that made no sense to me, but someone else corrected my wrong beliefs on the subject
still rather curious about how the iso is going to fit, as i stayed away from alice for the lack of ISO support.
Thanks for the reply though :).
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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #89 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 04:29:53 »
- ISO Support

nice to see iso support, although i thought it was impossible on alice-style boards curious to see how it will work.
and being left handed on computers (my mouse is on the left, i am somewhat ambidextrous, depends on what i do) i do not really understand how having the numpad on the left helps, i would actually think that to be better for right handed peoples? or am i completely wrong in understanding that southpaw layouts were for lefties?

Purely for ergonomic or aesthetic preferences. There was an IC form between Southpaw and non-southpaw layout and southpaw won by a significant.
I understand why this board is southpaw, what i did not understand was the popularity of southpaw, because my understanding was that it was meant to be more ergonomic for left handed peoples, and that made no sense to me, but someone else corrected my wrong beliefs on the subject
still rather curious about how the iso is going to fit, as i stayed away from alice for the lack of ISO support.
Thanks for the reply though :).


I can assure the ISO fits quite nicely! It took me a week trying to make it fit without ruining the alice layout symmetry.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #90 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 04:34:28 »
Yes to Southpaw! although not a fans of knob. looking forward for proto and such.

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #91 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 04:56:46 »
Hey!
Any updates on this?
And will it support bluetooth?

Yes, I have been working non-stop and with the PCB designer (Gondolindrum) who will be designing the PCB of this board. (Unfortunately no bluetooth)

I can give you the official details of the new Mountain Alice
- Rotary Encoder
- ISO Support
- Mirrored Numpad
- Southpaw
- OLED Screen

More details will come by soon when the decision is final.

Not really a fan of the OLED at all
I can live with the rotary encoder(although prefer not to)
Love me some mirrored numpad :p
Also 3u support!( Which I think was already confirmed!) ^-^

Thanks again for making this!

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #92 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 07:41:50 »
Hey!
Any updates on this?
And will it support bluetooth?

Yes, I have been working non-stop and with the PCB designer (Gondolindrum) who will be designing the PCB of this board. (Unfortunately no bluetooth)

I can give you the official details of the new Mountain Alice
- Rotary Encoder
- ISO Support
- Mirrored Numpad
- Southpaw
- OLED Screen

More details will come by soon when the decision is final.

Not really a fan of the OLED at all
I can live with the rotary encoder(although prefer not to)
Love me some mirrored numpad :p
Also 3u support!( Which I think was already confirmed!) ^-^

Thanks again for making this!

Yes. 3u bar support for both sides.

My pleasure!

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 14:05:06 »
got really excited about the extra key on the left side y-spot, but i see that it's gone now. i feel like this is the biggest issue i have with split keebs as i tend to lean right with my right hand (finnish speaker/writer here, so heavy usage of the scandi keys).
would love to get a full size alice (don't really care if the numpad is regular or southpaw as long as there is a fully functional one) for my home studio, but not so keen on added rotary or oled.

i'll follow the progress with great interest. good luck with everything!

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 14:29:37 »
got really excited about the extra key on the left side y-spot, but i see that it's gone now. i feel like this is the biggest issue i have with split keebs as i tend to lean right with my right hand (finnish speaker/writer here, so heavy usage of the scandi keys).
would love to get a full size alice (don't really care if the numpad is regular or southpaw as long as there is a fully functional one) for my home studio, but not so keen on added rotary or oled.

i'll follow the progress with great interest. good luck with everything!

The extra Y is added back, don't worry.

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« Reply #95 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 16:32:18 »
Didn't realize southpaw was so popular. I was hoping for regular. Thanks for IC.

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« Reply #96 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 06:17:01 »
I absolutely love this case, specially in southpaw :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #97 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 13:11:09 »
Great Keyboard. But you are not the first. There is a Korean designer who made this style of keyboard already. Its called the COX CA106. Here is the link. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/jv2tmp/cox_ca106_korean_fullsize_ergo_keyboard/
Regardless big fan of this with Southpaw!
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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #98 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 11:14:38 »
ooooh this looks neat
Southpaw good!

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Re: [IC] Mountain Alice - Full-sized, IC FORM: closed. (Southpaw wins)
« Reply #99 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 11:29:50 »
Great Keyboard. But you are not the first. There is a Korean designer who made this style of keyboard already. Its called the COX CA106. Here is the link. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/jv2tmp/cox_ca106_korean_fullsize_ergo_keyboard/
Regardless big fan of this with Southpaw!

Yup. FYI, that is not a custom. Cox is a sub-brand of Abko which is a pretty big company.