Author Topic: [IC] Polycarbonate KL-90! 75%, Macro Column, OLED/Encoders, ISO, Split-Space  (Read 4952 times)

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Offline KikosLab

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Hello Everyone! This is the Polycarbonate Version of my keyboard, the KL-90. I’m launching an interest check to gauge if this should run to a group buy. The KL-90 feature list is as follows:

75% + Left Hand Macro Column
Gasket Mounted
QMK/VIA Support
Solder/Hotswap Versions
Split-Spacebar (Hotswap/Solder), ISO Support (Solder)
6 Degree Typing Angle
Onboard USB-C w/ ESD Protection
Open Source (Post GB)
Dual Rotary Encoder or Encoder + OLED Options

Be sure to fill out the IC Form here: https://forms.gle/ejBXj7gaa22xSvWW6

263500-0
263502-1
263506-2
263508-3
263510-4
263504-5

imgur album here: https://imgur.com/gallery/LGpnLJs

And don’t forget to follow me on instagram: @kikos.lab and join the discord for the most recent updates: https://discord.gg/vV6EjbCwGk



Kiko

UPDATE 04/16/21

GB Dates and vendors are announced!

GB will run May 10th - May31st on the following sites:

USA: https://www.kikoslab.com
CA: https://www.ashkeebs.com
UK: https://prototypist.net
EU: https://mykeyboard.eu
SEA/PH: https://zionstudios.ph
AU: https://dailyclack.au
CN: https://zfrontier.cn

The group buy will be unlimited with most vendors.

Please fill out the most recent IC Form: https://forms.gle/ejBXj7gaa22xSvWW6 to help us judge interest!

As always, for the most relevant information, be sure to join the discord: https://discord.gg/vV6EjbCwGk
« Last Edit: Fri, 16 April 2021, 16:25:04 by KikosLab »

Offline hottrout

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Offline kuro0renji

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Interesting, the blue PC gonna look nice with GMK Mizu and Shoko

Offline MIGHTY CHICKEN

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Ho damn, sexy, me like

Offline KingXF

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Purple polycarb KL-90 is gonna look so nice with GMK Amethyst, I'm really excited for this!


Offline KikosLab

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Interesting, the blue PC gonna look nice with GMK Mizu and Shoko

Oooo would love to see this with Mizu on it

Offline Biskwit157

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Oh my... Hello there handsome

Offline rokon07

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Black Poly with GMK stealth would look great aswell.

Offline catamscott

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that is a lot of mounting points, i'm sure you could do away with at least the side mounting tabs. otherwise looks good, that blue polycarb is especially gorgeous

Online asciisii

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The prototypes actually look astonishingly nice, but I do echo the mounting tabs for the gaskets concern from other posters - any chance to test feel and bounce with removing a couple of them?

Curious about the manu, price and QC, since polycarbonate is harder to machine.

Offline KikosLab

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that is a lot of mounting points, i'm sure you could do away with at least the side mounting tabs. otherwise looks good, that blue polycarb is especially gorgeous

It is, but I've been using both my Aluminum and PC prototypes for a few months now, and personally I'm very satisfied with the feel and sound of both versions. I'll look into a diff plate design though where I do away with the side mounts

Offline KikosLab

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The prototypes actually look astonishingly nice, but I do echo the mounting tabs for the gaskets concern from other posters - any chance to test feel and bounce with removing a couple of them?

Curious about the manu, price and QC, since polycarbonate is harder to machine.

I can test feel and bounce, but as it is now is ultra satisfying to me. As for price, that is in the IC form already. $350 for barebones with no PCB (there was already a GB run where plenty of people bought PCBs in advance), $400 for Solder version, $425 for Hotswap.

There is a soundtest on my instagram of the Polycarbonate version, and Alexotos did a build stream of the Alu version.

Offline Nothatso

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Just to be clear - is PC the only plate material being offered for this version?

Online asciisii

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The prototypes actually look astonishingly nice, but I do echo the mounting tabs for the gaskets concern from other posters - any chance to test feel and bounce with removing a couple of them?

Curious about the manu, price and QC, since polycarbonate is harder to machine.

I can test feel and bounce, but as it is now is ultra satisfying to me. As for price, that is in the IC form already. $350 for barebones with no PCB (there was already a GB run where plenty of people bought PCBs in advance), $400 for Solder version, $425 for Hotswap.

There is a soundtest on my instagram of the Polycarbonate version, and Alexotos did a build stream of the Alu version.

Cheers, color me intrigued. Definitely will check out ig and Alex's stream, colored polycarbonate boards are beautiful. GLwic

Offline KikosLab

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Just to be clear - is PC the only plate material being offered for this version?

No. FR4 is currently 100% for sure going to be an option, but I'm also going to work with the Manu on Alu and Brass offerings.

Offline oom

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Any idea how much intl shipping would be?

Offline KikosLab

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Any idea how much intl shipping would be?

I'm looking into proxies/vendors at the moment to make it more affordable!

Offline i luv chuletas

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To answer your question, yes, you most certainly should run a group buy of this.

That blue with the screen looks beautiful.

Offline Ustinj

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I like this layout you have, also like the engraving!

Offline darthcapn

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Polycarb is the best carb!

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Offline 3yatt

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Will this come with the option to choose top type this time, or will it still come with both? I wanted to join the first GB, but with the cost (because of coming with an extra top piece that I was never going to use) I couldn't justify the purchase. Otherwise, these look really great Kiko!

Offline KikosLab

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Will this come with the option to choose top type this time, or will it still come with both? I wanted to join the first GB, but with the cost (because of coming with an extra top piece that I was never going to use) I couldn't justify the purchase. Otherwise, these look really great Kiko!

This one will come with just one top!