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Update: GB Info and Vendors!
The time has finally come! We are ready to announce the GB! There will be an official Group Buy thread tomorrow.
Start Date: October 7th
End Date: October 30th
Limit: Uncapped
Colors: Light Blue, Deep Navy, Lilac, Vibrant Red, Rose Gold, Silver, E-white, E-black
Tops: WK and WKL
PCB: Solder (allows for plateless), Hotswap (no plateless)

Regional Vendors
NA: https://mechsandco.com/
CA: https://www.ashkeebs.com/
EU: https://mykeyboard.eu/
UK: https://prototypist.net/
AU: https://prestigekeys.com.au/
Asia: https://swagkeys.com/

Typing Tests:




Intro
Hi all, my name is Nick aka streamline. Some quick background about me. This is my first public GB to run, but not my first board to produce. Thankfully, I am ironing out details with some great vendors and using reputable manufacturers to ensure as smooth of a delivery as possible. I have been a part of the mech community for 3-4 years now and have been creating boards for almost 2. I currently work as a marketing leader at a cloud security company, have spent time at Google and was in the gaming industry for almost 7 years. I personally find this information valuable for a first time runner. Admittedly I have always been intimidated by GH and mostly just lurked. I know, shame on me. Otherwise, I have been much more active in the Reddit and Discord communities. As I want to be as transparent as possible, please ask if you'd like to know anything else about me or my history. Without further ado, let's get to the keyboard...


saevus: Latin adjective meaning fierce, ferocious. (My brand name is actually my old CS team name. RIP CS beta 1.0 to 1.6. I was the 14th person with a steam account. Yes I played CS, CSS, TF2, CSGO, OW and Valorant at pretty high levels.)

Cor: Latin noun meaning heart


Concept & Design
The saevus Cor is a 65% with left and right XT columns. The split XT columns provide balance to the design, a more even weight distribution on the left and right side of the alphas, and allows for a space for your artisans while also having some useful macro keys. The design offers up to 4 different materials (Alu, Brass, SS, Copper). I, like many people, went down the foam rabbit hole for about 6 months. Boards sounded great, but had very little variation and therefore personality at times. I am attempting to offer a board that has a sound of its own with little to no foam. Mainly only considering case foam, but I am willing to upload plate files if people want to produce their own foam or plates. I have always been a fan of more intricate designs, which is also usually best highlighted by brighter color palettes to bring out the lines and shape. (bow to the bright boards and beige cap gods). The back weight design has some obvious inspiration but I believes offers a very unique look. The balance and symmetry on the top of the board carries over to the bottom as well. The curves on the bottom of the side profile are meant to mimic the lines and curves found in a heart shape. The lower typing angle and cherry lip lend to a comfortable typing experience without a wrist rest.

Current prototypes are in High Vis and Rose Gold. I will be receiving Dark Navy, E-Black, Light Blue, Lilac and Vibrant Red soon.













Supported Layouts





Specs
  • WK and WKL (prototypes in WKL because... it's superior duh :p )
  • 6063 Aluminum
  • Internal Weight - Brass or SS
  • External Weight - SS
  • External Badge - Copper, Polished SS (LE)
  • Blasting Grit 150
  • 6.5 typing angle
  • 20.6 mm Front Height
  • Cherry lip
  • PCB Gasket Mount (Plateless build option on solder PCB)
  • PCB Image
  • QMK and VIA compatible PCB
  • Centered USB-C via Unified Daughterboard
  • Internal Engravings
  • saevus logo on left
  • Cor aut Mors - Heart or Death - on right
  • Unassembled Weight - 2016g (4 lbs 7 oz)
GB Details

GB Dates: TBA (after build streams)
Pricing: TBA (anticipating $400+)
Timeline: Anticipating 4-6 month lead time after GB closes, may be subject to change based on units sold
Colors: Anodized High Vis, Rose Gold, Light Blue (543C), Dark Navy, Lilac, Vibrant Red, Black, and Silver | E-white, E-Black. (Color note - I truly believe this design looks better in light colors to see the detail and contrast of materials.)
Includes: Case, Weight (internal, external and badge), PCB, Alu and PC Plate, JST & Daughterboard, Silicone Feet, All Hardware, Carrying Case, Microfiber Cloth - may add case foam
LE version will include a polished SS weight, but will be limited to 25-50 units. QC on these is a pain due to higher fail rate.

Vendor
Finalizing

Misc.
  • Extras: Hotswap PCB with Daughterboard and JST, Plates (PC and Alu), Additional solder PCB, SS or Brass internal weights
  • Build streams coming from xinxinwong, lulzthax, Andy Nguyen, dutchmasterw
  • Additional Photography coming from Captain Sterling
  • Again, Polished SS is LE due to higher failure rate

Reddit IC

Discord

saevus Instagram

Personal IG (some keeb stuff)


8/22 Update: xxw Typing Test
https://clips.twitch.tv/JazzyPolishedKiwiTheThing-SlqrvHZQsb5FFSCD
Additional typing tests will be uploaded this week and I will be able to embed YT videos to make it easier to view. Currently on a zakus build on PC plate and it sounds  ;D ;D
We will do a recording of the current build as well.

Additional proto photos. Waiting to receive in hand.

« Last Edit: Thu, 15 September 2022, 22:09:59 by streamline »

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 05:38:11 »
Reserved

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 08:17:40 »
Woooo! GLWIC!!

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 08:20:00 »

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 09:03:19 »
exploded wkl 65, and xt, and hotswap? take my wallet.

love this design.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 09:06:31 »
High Vis is so clean!  :cool:

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 09:26:46 »
exploded wkl 65, and xt, and hotswap? take my wallet.

love this design.
WKL for the trill ones!

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 09:28:08 »
High Vis is so clean!  :cool:
It came out so well! It is crazy seeing it on an aluminum swatch, and thinking "this COULD look unique."

Everyone I showed the color to was torn, as was I. I took a chance and in person, it looks even better than images. It plays with the light so well!

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 09:39:22 »
Would kill for this in a Tiffany blue/Robin's egg > light blue. I was definitely more of a fan of that hue in the IG renders. The design is phenomenal though. Also PC case would be insanely nice.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 10:03:06 »
Would kill for this in a Tiffany blue/Robin's egg > light blue. I was definitely more of a fan of that hue in the IG renders. The design is phenomenal though. Also PC case would be insanely nice.

Colors can still change, but it is weird that you mention both of those things. I am actually getting a robing's egg blue cerakote. So, don't rule it out! Also, regarding PC, multiple people said that at the meetup in Austin last week.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 12:01:57 »
Saw the protos IRL at a meetup recently, lookin' sexy.

GLWYIC!

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 13:19:13 »
in for robin egg if this option really turns out to be as great as I imagine it can be!

a question though, do you plan to release the PCB files? Id like to cut my own, been messing with kicad lately and Im confident I can pull this of also whats the EH of this board? https://github.com/Croktopus/effective-keyboard-height not sure you had the chance to measure yet but anyways inject this into my veins


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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 13:23:19 »
i do like the design.
I wonder how many people will get the hivis
bit too expensive for me
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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 14:39:32 »
in for robin egg if this option really turns out to be as great as I imagine it can be!

a question though, do you plan to release the PCB files? Id like to cut my own, been messing with kicad lately and Im confident I can pull this of also whats the EH of this board? https://github.com/Croktopus/effective-keyboard-height not sure you had the chance to measure yet but anyways inject this into my veins
I will get EH measured today! We can definitely do Robin's Egg as I have had quite a few people message me about it. I'm not against releasing the PCB files.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 14:40:20 »
i do like the design.
I wonder how many people will get the hivis
bit too expensive for me
I am working on a cheaper option, which would be no SS weight on the outside, just alu. But with this, more color matching options are possible. Working through those details now.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 14:58:45 »
my wallet :(

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 15:59:04 »

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 16:40:31 »
my wallet :(

my wallet :(

I know that feeling!

I will say this, I want to price this competitively. But, most of what I net from this sale will be put back into saevus. I want to offer rolling in-stock options for boards, and am already working on some other designs. IDK if that makes anyone else feel any better xD


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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 21:48:54 »
 jesus that high vis looks so stunning. keeping an eye on this for sure. GLWIC :thumb:

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 05:35:29 »
jesus that high vis looks so stunning. keeping an eye on this for sure. GLWIC :thumb:
Greatly appreciated!

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 08:58:53 »
Thank you for designing a board that doesn't rely upon foam or other filling. Your work is appreciated!

SS

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 09:24:04 »
love this layout and that chartreuse color !

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 09:56:43 »
One of the most beautiful that I have seen. Congratulations.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 10:08:09 »
Thank you for designing a board that doesn't rely upon foam or other filling. Your work is appreciated!

SS
Of course! I have audio of a sound test. Putting it up in one moment.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 10:09:07 »
love this layout and that chartreuse color
I haven't heard it referred to as chartreuse, but I love it!

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 10:09:53 »
One of the most beautiful that I have seen. Congratulations.
tysm! I really appreciate all the kind words.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 11:52:50 »
Hello From The Tree Leaf
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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 11 August 2022, 10:29:58 »
what are the dimensions?

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 22 August 2022, 08:08:58 »
what are the dimensions?
Let me know if you are looking for something specific.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 22 August 2022, 08:09:44 »
Updated with xinxinwong typing test. We have about 3-4 more typing test coming. Sending additional units out this week for builds and content.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 23 August 2022, 12:19:21 »
what are the dimensions?
Let me know if you are looking for something specific.
What are the length and width please? Does the 20.6mm front height include feet? maybe the feet height can be ignored if using a deskmat.

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns **8/22 Update
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 24 August 2022, 09:32:15 »
Just wanted to say that this board looks amazing... Beautiful and interesting details front to back. Consider my interest checked! I'll see you at the GB  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns **8/22 Update
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 10 September 2022, 11:18:05 »
Just wanted to say that this board looks amazing... Beautiful and interesting details front to back. Consider my interest checked! I'll see you at the GB  :thumb:
Thanks! Looks like end of this month or beginning of October!

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns | UPDATE: GB DATE AND VENDORS!
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 15 September 2022, 22:15:00 »
GB INFO ANNOUNCED! So pumped! GB thread coming tomorrow if color renders, pricing, extras info and some more content coming!

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Re: [IC] saevus Cor - 65% with split XT Columns | UPDATE: GB DATE AND VENDORS!
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 17 September 2022, 04:18:24 »
No ISO support?
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