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[GB] Sperno59 (new layout, 60% W/ arrows) GB Live
« on: Thu, 03 November 2022, 09:37:14 »
Sperno59




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GB date: November 4th - December 9th (different end dates for vendors)
US pricing: Alu: $ 345
                 Brass: $ 425




Ēsperno 59 | 31/10/2022:"

sorry about delaying it by a week!
There was some last second logistical stuff that was overlooked for launching the GB pages, and we wanted to take a few days to iron it out.

Introduction

I donít use right shift, I do use arrows. So why donít replace the right shift with arrows?
This way we can keep the "60%" format, with less compromise. (unless you use right shift of course)
Sperno means to despise/remove/reject etc. in this case, the right shift is the object... Also, it sounds funny.

We have made 2 versions, one with an aluminum bottom and another with a brass bottom.
The brass bottom is heavier and sounds better than the aluminum without foam.
With the alu bottom, you depend more on the provided foam to prevent sound from bouncing inside the case.
The upside is that the aluminum version is cheaper, and maybe you prefer the full alu look.

(There is a sound test and the full alu without foam sounds really good, but decide for yourself)


Specifications

Typing angle: 6o
Dimensions: Length: 306.75 mm, Width: 118.01 mm, Front Height: 19.25 mm, back height: 28.4 mm
Case material: Aluminum (and brass)
Weight: Brass built without switches and caps:  2.25kg
            Alu built without switches and caps: 1.2kg
Colors: Anodized Black, Anodized Alu (silver), Anodized Slate Blue, Anodized Vibrant Red
Mounting: Gasket boots (similar to suit)
               The boots slide over the plate.
Plate: Polycarbonate, alu or FR4 (with a lot of flex cuts)
PCB: VIA compatible

Solder layout options:                                                                   

Hotswap layout option:



Sound and Feel

brass bottom
full alu (no foam)

The board is bouncy and types soft, this is due to the big amount of flex cuts in the plate and also in the pcb.
You can adjust the amount of gaskets to influence the feel, using all the gaskets will make it stiffer and using less will increase the flex.


Parts Included in Base Price

1x Top case
1x Bottom case
1x Alu Plate
1x PCB (hotswap or solder) + daughterboard + JST cable
16x gasket boots
4x feet
11x Screws
1x carrying case

Available as extra
Foams: (all inluded)
Case foam
Plate foam
Pcb foam

Gasket boots
pcb's (hotswap and solder)
Daughterboard
Polycarbonate plate
Aluminium plate
FR4 plate




Colors

Slate Blue

More


Vibrant Red

More


Basic Black

More


Shining Silver




Parts Pics
Alu plate

Polycarb plate

Fr4 Plate

PCB (solder version shown)




Pricing





Buying info

US: Mechs&Co till dec 5th
EU: MyKeyboard till dec 9th
UK: KeebCats till dec 9th
CA: AshKeebs till dec 8th
AU: SwitchKeys till dec 5th
Asia: QwertyQop
till dec 9th

MOQ: 300
Sales date: November 4th - December 1st-9th
Estimated delivery date: Q2-Q3 2023

Prototype and Colors

R1 proto: We are very pleased with the outcome, technically almost everything works except a tolerance issue with some switches.
For the final and R2 this issue will be solved.
We have ordered a proto of each color with pics in the comments.
The red and blue are a bit lighter than what we intended and will be darker for R2 and final.

R2 proto: Have arrived! the blue color looks way better, the red is now a better shade, but still quite a bit lighter.
We will be keeping this red though, we found it looks better than what we intended. (happy little accidents)

Everything looks good and no changes are needed, we are on the final product.




Content

Past:
KiwiKang stream
StrayChroma stream
LightningKeyboards stream

Not scheduled yet:
TimKeyless



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« Last Edit: Fri, 18 November 2022, 06:41:36 by Biscuit »

Offline Biscuit

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) NOV 4th - DEC 9th
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 03 November 2022, 10:14:17 »
Reserved

Offline Signature

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) NOV 4th - DEC 9th
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 03 November 2022, 13:12:19 »
Approved
Very busy with studies atm.

Offline Takaoster

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) NOV 4th - DEC 9th
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 04 November 2022, 00:13:48 »
Keyboard sounds very nice and am a big fan of flex cuts in the plate

Offline Biscuit

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) GB Live
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 06 November 2022, 08:53:56 »
all vendors live besides mykeyboard

Offline SDKCAMPING

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) GB Live
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 06 November 2022, 12:33:01 »
Good luck , MOQ is optimistic and extreme difficult to meet even for very popular makers
Blue Gray Ciel 60 with BCPs | E-white 7V (plateless) with Aqua Kings

Offline radar

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) GB Live
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 07 November 2022, 15:36:51 »
I couldn't find any information about the PCB firmware.  Is the PCB VIA compatible?

Offline Biscuit

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) GB Live
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 09 November 2022, 17:06:15 »
I couldn't find any information about the PCB firmware.  Is the PCB VIA compatible?

yes it is via compatible, ill add that in there

Offline Biscuit

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) GB Live
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 09 November 2022, 17:11:09 »
Good luck , MOQ is optimistic and extreme difficult to meet even for very popular makers

we will see what the numbers look like, most likely extras will be made which could fill up the remaining keyboards needed to reach moq.
The prices are based on having 300 boards, which was based on the amount of ic responses (600).

Offline Biscuit

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) GB Live
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 10 November 2022, 15:09:14 »
Updated breakdown render:  PCB foam placed correctly
Straychroma streaming again.

Offline Beesley

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) GB Live
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 15 November 2022, 14:05:12 »
I use right shift and still need this board in my life

Offline Biscuit

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Re: [GB] Sperno59 (60% W/ arrows) GB Live
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 18 November 2022, 06:40:03 »
I use right shift and still need this board in my life

YES! you just need a left one