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[IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:28:33 »
Leaf Series

Back in 2018, we released our first leaf-themed custom keyboard kit, Leaf80.
Also in 2018, Leaf60 with the gasket-sandwich structure was introduced.
Both keyboards achieved great success.




Leaf 65%

After two years, finally, we bring you Leaf65, a new member of the Leaf series redesigned from the inside out.



Several original design elements have been kept, including the iconic curvy side profile of the bottom case and the engraved Leaf logo.


Middle Frame



Both Leaf60 and Leaf80 are relatively plain-looking boards, but we want to change it on Leaf65.
After testing several revisions, we are the most satisfied with the current version with the exposed middle frame.
Choosing different materials and colors for the top, middle, and bottom cases can create plenty of exciting combinations for your preference.
Justing giving you some examples of what can be achieved:






(The final color options have not been decided.) 

Not just for aesthetics, the middle frame is also designed for important functional purposes.
By moving case screws from the bottom to the middle frame, the case is screwless from the outside now.



Mounting System



The plate mounting system has been upgraded from gasket sandwich to PORON sandwich.
PORON is a foam material that provides a better muting performance.

Features Planned
  • Top, middle, and bottom cases in different colors
  • No visible screws
  • PORON sandwich mount
  • PORON mute plate (optional for using between the PCB and the plate)
  • New custom rubber feet

Prototype Photos





Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:30:18 »
Yes!!! So sexy!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:33:11 »
sign me up!

Offline Shinigamii

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:35:29 »
Super excited to see another board from you guys, looking forward to this and trying to get my hands on one.  I very much enjoy the exposed middle section, adds a nice accent coloring.  Good luck with everything!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:38:49 »
I'm in.



Offline rmllew

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:40:18 »
Love the red and black frame in the prototype pictures any intention on making it one of the final color choices?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:46:29 »
I'm in!

Any chance of WKL?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:49:39 »
Looks really interesting. Protos look really good as well.

Keeping an eye on this :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 16:50:57 »
Awesome, always loved the design of the 60% version. Looking forward to see more renders/photos eventually!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 17:02:28 »
THIS. WILL. BE. MINE.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:06:41 »
this is must have. split space support like key 65?
« Last Edit: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:11:58 by Arithmetics »

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:08:47 »
Run yellow again

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:11:38 »
so nice. I am in. Hotswap?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:13:25 »
ayyyyyyyy!  I was waiting for this IC!  Looks great, Senter!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:17:45 »
Looks awesome, probably gonna join. Curious why you didn't include the Key65 in your lineup of boards/history or just do another round of these?


  • HHKB style Split backspace support? (this is a must for me)
  • Stepped caps/control?
  • Any pricing estimates?


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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:33:34 »
I'm in for the board as well. I hope the purple will be available for the group buy.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:49:49 »
I love exposed midriffsframes! Definitely going to keep an eye out for color options and pricing

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 18:56:08 »
purple and lilac please :D

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:08:48 »
I'm so excited!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:12:13 »
Any chance of EU vendors?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:16:51 »
mmm love the polycarb version!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:17:10 »
FINALLY! Been waiting for this one!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:20:15 »
love this so much!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:15:19 »
any idea on pricing?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:17:39 »
Love the red and black frame in the prototype pictures any intention on making it one of the final color choices?

Yes, black and red are two colors that I want to keep.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:18:10 »
I'm in!

Any chance of WKL?


Yes if you mean left WKL blocker.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:19:23 »
luv dis <3

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:24:45 »
Very nice. Would the PCB have underglow for the PC version? Is there also a chance of a smoky PC? Thanks.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:24:58 »
this is must have. split space support like key 65?


Yes for the solder version.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:25:25 »
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:25:38 »
so nice. I am in. Hotswap?

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Yes
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:28:58 »
back looks really nice. leaf spring so hot right now.
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:36:09 »
Great! Looking forward to this board!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:38:00 »
I saw render a few months ago with a single color lilac. Is there any possibility of having single color options?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:38:01 »
back looks really nice. leaf spring so hot right now.
Leaf spring will be nice. What is usb board? Is it daughterboard?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:45:56 »
Looks awesome, probably gonna join. Curious why you didn't include the Key65 in your lineup of boards/history or just do another round of these?


  • HHKB style Split backspace support? (this is a must for me)
  • Stepped caps/control?
  • Any pricing estimates?


Thanks!

I'm generally not interested in running R2 GBs so Key65 is probably not gonna come back. It's possible that I'll run a GB for Lock65 in the future haha

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:48:28 »
Board looks great! Count me in.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:49:08 »
Any chance of EU vendors?


Why you want an local vendor? I don't think the shipping can become much cheaper.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:49:51 »
Missed the Leaf 60. Surely I am not going to miss this one! LETS GO BOISSSS

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:54:13 »
Very nice. Would the PCB have underglow for the PC version? Is there also a chance of a smoky PC? Thanks.


Underglow LEDs are not in the current plan. It is possible to solder RGB stripes though.
I always want to make smoky PC boards but never find reliable material suppliers.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:55:33 »
I saw render a few months ago with a single color lilac. Is there any possibility of having single color options?


You will be free to choose the color for each part.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 21:03:10 »
Run yellow again


You mean yellow anodizing?

Yes, please. If you only do a limited number of colors I understand if you pick something more popular, though.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 22:24:45 »
I saw render a few months ago with a single color lilac. Is there any possibility of having single color options?


You will be free to choose the color for each part.

Oh man! That’s great news!

Would you consider keeping this one and/or the lilac mentioned above?

« Last Edit: Mon, 22 February 2021, 22:26:58 by pcire »

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« Reply #43 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 23:13:36 »
Sorry if this has been asked before, but will this be a limited run? also excited to see what color options there will be! I loved a lot of the looks on the zFrontier page!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 23:31:17 »
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I want this alot, Has the CNY GB already run?
« Last Edit: Tue, 23 February 2021, 08:05:30 by Jacki »

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 00:36:57 »
Senter! This has been a long time coming. I loved the leaf60.

One thing, I'd get rid of the mounting under spacebar. As it currently stands, this is going to make space very stiff.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 00:51:28 »
I would really appreciate a split backspace and an unlimited GB! GL with IC!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 01:00:07 »
You should do a limited run of full pvd brass in gold and rose gold like you did with the leaf60. Those are beautiful and i will buy one for sure. Otherwise i think the middle exposed portion should be polished steel or brass.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 01:18:36 »
Always wanted a leaf board and I'm looking for a 65% currently, will keep an eye!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 02:29:44 »
I am so damn hyped

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 02:56:36 »
Leaf60 was my first custom and it is still my go to board to this day. Love the work and new accents you have added to make the Leaf65 stand out from the crowd. I look forward to seeing what colors become available!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 05:05:15 »
Any chance to see a layout chart that shows all possible layouts? I'm particularly interested in one that doesn't have the top right corner blocker, i.e. I'd love an actual key instead of the the logo block, even though it looks amazing

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 05:45:06 »
Potential buyers be warned: you won’t get any replacement PCBs for your keyboard after the GB. I’ve tried to get my hands on Leaf60 solderable PCB for ages but Senter a) ignores all emails and other ways of getting in touch b) deletes whole IC threads for PCB production runs because of “insufficient interest” while multiple people are clearly interested and are willing to pay up.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 06:56:08 »
Omg yes! I am so not missing this gb!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 08:05:09 »
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I want this alot, Has the CNY GB run already?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 08:54:21 »
Potential buyers be warned: you won’t get any replacement PCBs for your keyboard after the GB. I’ve tried to get my hands on Leaf60 solderable PCB for ages but Senter a) ignores all emails and other ways of getting in touch b) deletes whole IC threads for PCB production runs because of “insufficient interest” while multiple people are clearly interested and are willing to pay up.

Just to clarify, the IC thread was not deleted as you said.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100500.msg2929306#msg2929306

I did locked that thread as the reasons explained in the above link. There's no way to produce PCBs for just "multiple people".

I order extra PCBs for every GB going forward, but most of the time they are only available for a short time. You should not expect any GB runners to keep extra PCBs forever.

PCBs in general are not easy to be damaged / there are always ways to fix them if you have the skills. If you're likely to damage your PCB and don't have much knowledge on repairing, I suggest buying extras in the first place.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 08:55:55 »
You should do a limited run of full pvd brass in gold and rose gold like you did with the leaf60. Those are beautiful and i will buy one for sure. Otherwise i think the middle exposed portion should be polished steel or brass.

I made a middle frame in PVD brass. The quality control of PVD is still a headache.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 08:57:28 »
Sorry if this has been asked before, but will this be a limited run? also excited to see what color options there will be! I loved a lot of the looks on the zFrontier page!


most probably run in a short period with a soft top limit
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 09:04:49 »
Any chance to see a layout chart that shows all possible layouts? I'm particularly interested in one that doesn't have the top right corner blocker, i.e. I'd love an actual key instead of the the logo block, even though it looks amazing

The version you want will be available.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 09:28:19 »
what is the typing angle?

I think this looks like a very nice board. if there is an option for polycarbonate with no logo blocker I will be in I think

P.S. I forgot to mention, I would like to see FR4 and Carbon Fiber as plate options  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Tue, 23 February 2021, 09:35:57 by Zanhana »

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 09:31:01 »
Potential buyers be warned: you won’t get any replacement PCBs for your keyboard after the GB. I’ve tried to get my hands on Leaf60 solderable PCB for ages but Senter a) ignores all emails and other ways of getting in touch b) deletes whole IC threads for PCB production runs because of “insufficient interest” while multiple people are clearly interested and are willing to pay up.

Just to clarify, the IC thread was not deleted as you said.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100500.msg2929306#msg2929306

I did locked that thread as the reasons explained in the above link. There's no way to produce PCBs for just "multiple people".

I order extra PCBs for every GB going forward, but most of the time they are only available for a short time. You should not expect any GB runners to keep extra PCBs forever.

PCBs in general are not easy to be damaged / there are always ways to fix them if you have the skills. If you're likely to damage your PCB and don't have much knowledge on repairing, I suggest buying extras in the first place.
My apologies. The tread was locked, not deleted indeed.

The issue I have with the PCB is not that it’s no longer working or anything, it’s just that the hotswap version has an issue with hotswap sockets on the bottom row touching the bottom of the case, which partially prevents the gasket mount from functioning as intended.

You’re right to say that it’s unreasonable to expect the GB runner to keep a steady stock of extra PCBs forever after the group buy, but it’s also worth noting that due to some peculiar design decisions (such as a flipped orientation of a stabilizer on an enter key) it’s not possible to find a fitting replacement. And as the keyboard has never seen R2, it pretty much leaves me with no choice but live with a hotswap PCB and that clearance issue.

Anyways, I’m not going to hijack this IC thread or start spitting poison in here just because I have that issue.

I’ll just strongly encourage people who are going to join Leaf 65 GB to get a couple of extra PCBs, including the soldered version, just in case.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 09:51:31 »
Looks great. Hoping for ISO-Support!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 10:56:00 »
Potential buyers be warned: you won’t get any replacement PCBs for your keyboard after the GB. I’ve tried to get my hands on Leaf60 solderable PCB for ages but Senter a) ignores all emails and other ways of getting in touch b) deletes whole IC threads for PCB production runs because of “insufficient interest” while multiple people are clearly interested and are willing to pay up.

Just to clarify, the IC thread was not deleted as you said.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100500.msg2929306#msg2929306

I did locked that thread as the reasons explained in the above link. There's no way to produce PCBs for just "multiple people".

I order extra PCBs for every GB going forward, but most of the time they are only available for a short time. You should not expect any GB runners to keep extra PCBs forever.

PCBs in general are not easy to be damaged / there are always ways to fix them if you have the skills. If you're likely to damage your PCB and don't have much knowledge on repairing, I suggest buying extras in the first place.

Class act.

Great looking board, Senter. I really like all the improvements you made coming from the Leaf 60, which I very much enjoy using.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 11:37:52 »
Need that PC with RGB PCB!! Excited to see this!!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #64 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 11:52:45 »
This is pretty nice! Glwic!
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #65 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 12:21:23 »
Is the middle piece visible from the front face of the keyboard? Or is it just a regular seam in front?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 12:54:10 »
How tall is the front of the case? The Leaf60 was pretty low profile, and this looks just a tad bit taller.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 13:22:29 »
wow! this is mad sick. cant wait for more updates!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 13:35:35 »
senter is a god. look at these prompt and helpful responses. leaf is life.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 15:08:36 »
Holy Geez!! This is my new grail. Gonna need this please.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 15:49:38 »
any word on when this GB will be available? I have to start budgeting for this and I don't want to miss out.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 16:10:53 »
any word on when this GB will be available? I have to start budgeting for this and I don't want to miss out.

Going off of the past ICs and respective GBs I'd say you're looking at maybe a month or two - never know though, and I'm sure Senter will be more than happy to give you an actual answer when he can.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 21:36:07 »
This is a beautiful board. Is there anywhere I can sign up for a reminder?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 23:16:59 »
what is the typing angle?

I think this looks like a very nice board. if there is an option for polycarbonate with no logo blocker I will be in I think

P.S. I forgot to mention, I would like to see FR4 and Carbon Fiber as plate options  :thumb:

5.5 degree.

FR4 plates will be like this:

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #74 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 23:19:58 »
Is the middle piece visible from the front face of the keyboard? Or is it just a regular seam in front?

The seam is very thin in front but the middle frame is still visible.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #75 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 23:20:47 »
How tall is the front of the case? The Leaf60 was pretty low profile, and this looks just a tad bit taller.


The front is 21-22mm tall.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #76 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 23:22:24 »
Can you explain what is USB board as in the diagram? Leaf spring for leaf board. Nice...

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 23:27:08 »
any word on when this GB will be available? I have to start budgeting for this and I don't want to miss out.

any word on when this GB will be available? I have to start budgeting for this and I don't want to miss out.

Going off of the past ICs and respective GBs I'd say you're looking at maybe a month or two - never know though, and I'm sure Senter will be more than happy to give you an actual answer when he can.

Theoretically we can start new GBs anytime soon cause the CNC factory has finished all parts of Time80RE and is available now. I don't want to rush on a new GB though before most of Time80RE orders are fulfilled. A rough estimation of the next GB is late March or Early April.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 23:28:16 »
This is a beautiful board. Is there anywhere I can sign up for a reminder?

You can follow me on Instagram if you use it.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #79 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 23:31:16 »
Can you explain what is USB board as in the diagram? Leaf spring for leaf board. Nice...

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Nothing but an USB daughter board

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 01:12:28 »
please keep the lilac color I’m an absolute sucker for it


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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #81 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 01:37:02 »
Please keep the lilac/purple color!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #82 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 02:21:42 »
I'm going to go ahead and say that lilac should absolutely be an option.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #83 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 03:02:52 »
How long will it approx. take to produce the boards and ship them out?
I need an E-white option :))

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #84 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 03:58:53 »
The side profile looks amazing, hopefully theres a murdered out black options with just the leaf logo as an accent.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #85 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 04:54:12 »
Interesting, liking the exposed middle frame and the side profile. Can't imagine how many combinations we will be able to do. I pray that typing sound will be great without mute plate.

Also, can't overlook the USB head on black prototype pic. Its kinda protruding slightly. its defeat the cleanliness of the exposed middle frame to me


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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 09:32:11 »
You should do a limited run of full pvd brass in gold and rose gold like you did with the leaf60. Those are beautiful and i will buy one for sure. Otherwise i think the middle exposed portion should be polished steel or brass.

I made a middle frame in PVD brass. The quality control of PVD is still a headache.

Hopefully there will still be an option for a PVD brass plate at least. I absolutely LOVE mine on the leaf60. Whenever I receive a regular brass plate for other builds I am always a little disappointed it is not as nice as on the Leaf60.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #88 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 11:54:54 »
Wow these look slick, definitely interested.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #89 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 13:09:21 »
Absolutely in on this one, that board looks sick.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 13:58:55 »
Can anyone tell if this is the lilac color?  Absolute in love with it


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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #91 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 16:43:47 »
I was always sad to have missed the Leaf 60. So glad a new GB is created for a 65% and I love it even more. Completely in love with the PC version.

Will there be a EU vendor? For VAT reasons
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #92 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 17:04:04 »
What a beautiful board. Really liking that you guys are offering different colors for all the parts and I'm also a big fan of the screwless bottom.
Is there a discord to join for updates? Would also like an EU vendor if possible.





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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #93 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 20:22:52 »
Count me in! The board looks amazing. The grey and blue case would pair perfectly with rainy day or mizu!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 12:21:33 »
You should do a limited run of full pvd brass in gold and rose gold like you did with the leaf60. Those are beautiful and i will buy one for sure. Otherwise i think the middle exposed portion should be polished steel or brass.

I made a middle frame in PVD brass. The quality control of PVD is still a headache.

Hopefully there will still be an option for a PVD brass plate at least. I absolutely LOVE mine on the leaf60. Whenever I receive a regular brass plate for other builds I am always a little disappointed it is not as nice as on the Leaf60.

This is how the current prototype PVD-coated part looks.



I'll keep looking for a better PVD coating supplier and try to make it available in the next GB.
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #95 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 14:41:29 »
Love the design! Are individual RGB-LEDs for each key planned to be on the PCB?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #96 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 15:19:23 »
YES 100% joining this, can't wait till the colors are decided for this!

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #97 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 16:19:35 »
Definitely IN, please make it unlimited non-raffled GB :D

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #98 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 16:25:33 »
Any plans for WKL layout?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #99 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 04:29:31 »
Will there be different plate materials like PC, POM, Nylon?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #100 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 21:07:38 »
i love everything on this keyboard but hopefuly unlimited ... when is the plan date of GB?
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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #101 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 22:19:35 »
E-White with Green PVD brass accents would be something else. Nonetheless would enjoy E-White and Green for my botanical set.

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #102 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 22:23:49 »
What layouts will this support?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #103 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 00:36:52 »
Been waiting for this! 10/10 will buy in the full lilac and rose gold (badge/weight) accents colourway.



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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #104 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 05:29:38 »
Is there going to be ISO support?

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Re: [IC] Fox Lab - Leaf 65%
« Reply #105 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 09:17:26 »
CAN'T WAIIIT. Looking forward to GB date annoucement!