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Offline Totoro

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[IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« on: Sun, 12 June 2022, 21:38:20 »
Greetings everyone! Here is MM studio


Now that the Class65 — our previous work, has come to an end,
we still gonna put our original spirit into our new project,
the Class80, a keyboard with a glimpse of the good ol' days.




Retro is a kind of sentiment, Class80 is just like that.
With the light retro style design,Class80 reminds me of the days playing “FAMICOM/SNES“
(or what every console you were playing at young age..)
with couple friends. Can you feel the nostalgia?
God, I have goosebumps writing these lines..

Therefore, in the position of the forehead, we use the classic cassette model,
which not only has symmetrical aesthetics, add a lot of retro feeling into it.
Well, except this time you can’t put a cassette in there, but it’s a pretty cool pen tray ;)





Big size with comfort
Class 80 inherits the wide bezel design of Class 65,
which is 39.34cm long, 18.95cm wide and weighs about 3.5kg unbuilt,
believe us, it’s massive...
In addition, in order to meet the ergonomic,
we made a 1.6cm tilted chin and the whole board's typing angle is 7°.



In the back of class80, we made a slope to maintain the stereoscopic design.
And we also followed the “FAMICOM/SNES“ stripe design to carve parallel lines in the back.
In order to strengthen the board’s theme and break the single
and heavy feeling of the board’s sideview,
we deliberately cnc‘d a tolerance line on it.
Also, we put a Famicom/SNES controller-like weight in the back of the keyboard(same as Class65V2),
which can be take apart from the board too.




Retro colors
This time on the Class80, we retain the classic E-white of the Class65,
but more than this we also added an E-red which is one of the most representative color of that era.
Meanwhile, the Class80 will have black Translucent PC version available,
what kind of sparks will collide between the PC material
and Class80 remains a question to be found out by you.





Keycaps
This time,  we couldn’t let the chance slip to make a set of retro keycaps,
which will be released with the Class80,
so you can purchase the keycaps together when ordering the kit.
The color is close to GMK L9 and U9, but with subtle color adjustments.



Inside the Keyboard
There’ll be both wired and Bluetooth version Class80 this time.
The Bluetooth version’s battery is 5000mAh and it’s also available for customized keymap.
Both version will have Capslock light.
We also improve the inner brass weight design this time by adding screws on it to avoid scraping the bottom case.


 
The PCB structure is also improved comparing to the Class65.
The single “S” PCB leaf spring structure was changed to Double ”S”,
visually extending the symmetrical feeling, and also retain the original soft typing experience.
At the same time, the Class80 will continue support plateless builds or
– are you ready?
 - with plate in gasket mount or top mount (full plate or half plate) for everyone to choose freely.
PS: Wired PCB has hot-swap and Solder version, Bluetooth version only supports hot-swap.



One last bombshell, as a classic retro kit, how could it be without a buzzer?
*evilsmile*
Yeah, we'll be adding the buzzer sound you normally hear on a retro keyboard to the Class80. 



Pls join our https://discord.gg/Kv9PVyEZ2M to get more update.
and pls make sure to give feedback on the board on the IC FORM


General Infos
  • Keyboard size:length:39.34cm/width:18.95cm
  • Typing angle:
  • Keyboard front height:2.07cm
  • Mounting style:PCB-leaf-spring & plate gasket mount & plate top mount
  • USB type-c daughter board support
  • PCB info:1.6mm, plateless available
  • Layout:Top case WKL/WK
  • Colors:Retro E-white, Retro E-red, Black Translucent PC
  • Inner weight:Transparent E-brass
  • Outer weight:E-white&red FC controller weight(Alu)
  • Case material:6063 Aluminum/ Black Translucent PC
  • PCB: Wired soldered/Wired HS/BLE HS
  • Price:Wired version kit $385/BLE version kit $415
    (include:Board case,Brass weight,E-white&red FC controller weight(Alu),PCB,Foam kit,Tools and others)
  • GB method: Group buy
  • Lead time:About 3 months after GB ended

Hot-swap PCB Layout

Soldered PCB Layout



The whole kit includes
  • Alu keyboard case
  • E-white&red FC controller weight(Alu)
  • Plate:1.5mm PC/Black FR4
  • Plate foam: 1.5mm+3.5mm poron plate foam
  • Switch foam: 0.5mm ixpe
  • PCB:wired Solder/Hot-swap or LDN Bluetooth (Hot-swap)
  • Type-c Ai03 daughter board
  • Case foam and battery room foam:poron
  • Gasket poron
  • Bumpons
  • Screws and tools
  • 5000 mAh Battery (BLE version only)


Extras cost
  • Extra PCB (Presented Gasket )
      Wired Soldering PCB: $45
      Wired Hot-swap PCB: $45
      BLE Hot-swap PCB: $75
  • PC Plate
      Plate-Mount stablizer Plate(ansi only): $25
      PCB-Mount stablizer Plate(iso/ansi) : $25
  • Black FR4 Top mount Plate
      Plate-Mount stablizer Plate(ansi only): $25
      PCB-Mount stablizer Plate(iso/ansi): $25
      (Half plate)Plate-Mount stablizer Plate(ansi only) : $25
      (Half plate)PCB-Mount Stablizer Plate(iso/ansi): $25
  • Keycaps(Optional): $55
  • Extra FC controller weight(Alu): $25
  • Indicator Light Module(Optional): $15
  • Extra Foam Kit(Optional): $15
      1.5mm plate foam
      3.5mm plate foam
      0.5mm PE sheet
      2mm hot-swap case foam
      1mm case foam
      2mm case foam
      Gasket poron
  • Extra Tools and others(Optional): $5
      Battery room foam
      Screws and Drivers
      Bumpons
      Type-C daughter board

PS: When you are a Class65 buyer, remember controller weight are compatible with the Class80. If you don’t want a new controller weight, you can contact us to deduct the price by the cost of the controller weight (just to make sure: of course you won’t get a new controller weight with the Class80 in this case)


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Thank you for your time!
« Last Edit: Mon, 13 June 2022, 00:42:41 by Totoro »

Offline granola bar enthusiast

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 12 June 2022, 22:09:55 »
how would you say the flex when used plateless is when compared to that of the class65? overall a very nice board
« Last Edit: Sun, 12 June 2022, 22:12:20 by granola bar enthusiast »

Offline bizzlesticks

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 12 June 2022, 22:14:18 »
I really hope you bring more colors, space grey or silver would be amazing!

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 12 June 2022, 22:45:33 »
Get rid of all the colors. Red is all you need!
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Offline japancakes

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 00:24:07 »
Hot af

Offline ankit-sachdeva

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 00:59:31 »
Uhhh not sure which of your 3 posts to respond to but remove this mounting point.



Also post colors. I'm picky about my beige.

Offline Jacki

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 01:03:29 »
Get rid of all the colors. Red is all you need!
The retro beige kinda buzzin though

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 01:05:46 »
I'm in

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Offline nickthaskater

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 03:19:14 »
I love my Class 65 V2 and while I'm not a fan of TKL, I'm sure those that are won't be disappointed with this Class 80.

Offline CookieFlow

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 09:23:26 »
I love my Class65 so excited for this one.
Just to be clear, it's more off-white/beige than e-white right? (you mention same as Class65 so it should be the case i would assume)

Could you add split backspace support please?
       

Offline nickthaskater

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 10:30:13 »
I love my Class65 so excited for this one.
Just to be clear, it's more off-white/beige than e-white right? (you mention same as Class65 so it should be the case i would assume)

Could you add split backspace support please?
The beige 65 was referred to as "e-white" as well so yea I'd expect the same.

Offline lush_bunny

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 11:31:58 »
Imagine this with a wireless numpad version. Would be amazing.

Offline nickthaskater

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 12:10:13 »
I'd love that to complement my Class 65, actually. I could finally get my southpaw layout.

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 12:26:45 »
Holy ****.

Yes.

Offline japancakes

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 14 June 2022, 00:35:21 »
This is kinda insane. Red seems like another wallet destroyer. F**k

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 14 June 2022, 11:50:21 »
yeah i can get behind this glwic and glwgb

Offline piercejenkins

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 14 June 2022, 12:00:47 »
I'm SOOOOO in for a red one!!!! Love the look of this. Would it be possible to do a 1u back space instead of a 2u?

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 14 June 2022, 19:00:54 »
Ever since the previous gb I was hoping a tkl version. Really like this and very interested in the bluetooth version

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 14 June 2022, 22:33:50 »

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 06:45:42 »
Big yes

Offline Rhodactis

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 05 August 2022, 18:00:07 »
Aaaah man... I thought I was done buying boards. That classic beige is beautiful.
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Offline KBKlon

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 06 August 2022, 00:46:44 »
Will it be available through regional vendors?

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 21 August 2022, 21:59:27 »
WOW thats hawt

Offline grik

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 06:37:16 »
Is this going to happen? :)
Exciting...
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Offline bansheetango

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 16 September 2022, 02:37:14 »
Will it be available through regional vendors?
Interested in this as well.

Offline salgiza

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 17 September 2022, 18:20:01 »
I think they are using their Discord to keep everyone up to date. According to their own page, the GB will start on the 25th, and there will be international vendors (check the list here): https://mmstudio.store/products/gb-class80

Offline henny12

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Re: [IC]Class80 by MM Studio
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 20 September 2022, 04:11:39 »
I think they are using their Discord to keep everyone up to date. According to their own page, the GB will start on the 25th, and there will be international vendors (check the list here): https://mmstudio.store/products/gb-class80 heardle
I verified this list, and what you state is accurate.