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Offline Kevin-3992

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Aquila

Aquila is a 60% wireless mechanical keyboard featuring an ultimate minimalist design and our proprietary tri-mode wireless solution.



Layout and Design
Aquila adopts a 60% compact layout with 3U spaces on both sides, creating an unparalleled visual balance. After multiple comparisons and adjustments,
we have determined the most reasonable and aesthetic aspect ratio. Aquila has the same length as a 104-key keyboard but is narrower, which will not cause
adaptation issues or mouse compatibility problems. The only consideration may be desk space.




Wireless Connectivity
Aquila is equipped with our proprietary tri-mode wireless solution which strengthens signal stability through a
separate external antenna design.
This solution has been continuously improved through feedback from Orion87 users to provide a fast, lag-free experience.

Specs:
•Name: Aquila
•Modes: Wired, Bluetooth 5.2, 2.4G Wireless
•Size: 430x120x24-32mm  6.5 degree
•Material:Aluminum 6063
•Weight: 2.5kg
•Gasket mount + poron+PE
•VIA support
•RGB backlighting with 26 million colors
•Hot-swappable switches
•4000mAh battery

We are looking for a vendor partner. If you are interested in representing Kindlestar products, please contact me
Check out Aquila's color matching below for more details. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any clarification.
We aim to highlight Aquila's key features and design innovations to garner interest from Geekhack members and input for continued improvements.
Photos




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Photos  by  Sasachi


Photos  by  Val

Photos  by  Liqi



Photos  by  Tianyu




Contact US

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IC FORM

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSd9hP2KAURxfA0TOK5M1gvHcPGPbCIlDE2jK0M2KIEloleA/viewform?usp=pp_url



0815 Update:

GB will be launched from August 15th to September 15th, 2023

Planned to start shipping in December 2023

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Offline roostrc0gburn

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 11:13:39 »
finally an original concept

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 11:36:47 »
This is certainly eye-catching.
GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 11:51:41 »
I think you somehow must have missed the point of having a 65% ...

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 14:04:19 »
I think you somehow must have missed the point of having a 65% ...

its more like a 66 layout, which i appreciate because the 65 has been recreated so many times in the last few years. this is at least a fresh perspective

Offline stewfayew

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 16:55:58 »
It's the opposite of minimal. Its unique aesthetic appeal is in its excessive width and oversized knob. And there's nothing minimal about three layers of foam.

Weak marketing, neat board.

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 16:57:05 »
what the

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 20:52:24 »
I mean at least it's unique, even if I think it looks ugly as hell, GLWIC

also this isn't minimal this extra lol

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 22:42:27 »
finally an original concept
Thank you for your recognition

Offline Kevin-3992

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 22:44:19 »
This is certainly eye-catching.
GLWIC!
A New Form of Customization  :D

Offline Nishi-

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 22:55:13 »
I like the uniqueness, GLWIC
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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 03 May 2023, 23:06:43 »
I think you somehow must have missed the point of having a 65% ...
The conventional 65% layout is characterized by its compactness. Aquila explores the perfection of proportions. It does not affect usability yet decorates the desktop sufficiently

Offline Morbii

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 04 May 2023, 01:32:07 »
Price?

Offline niakulah

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 04 May 2023, 20:01:39 »
No minimal in size, but it is minimal in style. I like it!

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 05 May 2023, 01:39:02 »
It's the opposite of minimal. Its unique aesthetic appeal is in its excessive width and oversized knob. And there's nothing minimal about three layers of foam.

Weak marketing, neat board.
The ultimate proportion is the key to its uniqueness

Offline Kevin-3992

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 05 May 2023, 01:40:31 »
Price?
We will announce the price soon. You can join our discord or fill out a form and wait for our email to inform you

Offline Kevin-3992

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 05 May 2023, 01:41:29 »
No minimal in size, but it is minimal in style. I like it!
Thank you for your like

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 05 May 2023, 12:23:15 »
???

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 05 May 2023, 16:20:53 »
I like the badge

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 06 May 2023, 01:56:45 »
Yeah this is sick. Would 100% buy this thing. I wish it didn't have arrow keys but that's me complaining about the seat stitching on a Porsche.

Offline Beaniekeys

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 07 May 2023, 00:18:13 »
Love this!! very into unique and standout boards!

Offline nainaigogo

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 08 May 2023, 00:48:30 »
I have only one piece of feedback and it's that it needs to be even wider  :p

Offline jiminojimi

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 09 May 2023, 05:05:26 »
Love it. I'd like to wish for a polycarbonate one or at least something frosted glass like.

Offline Kevin-3992

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 10 May 2023, 05:08:00 »
Love this!! very into unique and standout boards!
thanks for your loving , the group buy is coming soon

Offline Kevin-3992

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 10 May 2023, 05:10:33 »
 :p
I have only one piece of feedback and it's that it needs to be even wider  :p
:p

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 11 May 2023, 03:54:35 »
Aquila

Aquila is a 60% wireless mechanical keyboard featuring an ultimate minimalist design and our proprietary tri-mode wireless solution.
Show Image



Layout and Design
Aquila adopts a 60% compact layout with 3U spaces on both sides, creating an unparalleled visual balance. After multiple comparisons and adjustments,
we have determined the most reasonable and aesthetic aspect ratio. Aquila has the same length as a 104-key keyboard but is narrower, which will not cause
adaptation issues or mouse compatibility problems. The only consideration may be desk space.
Show Image

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Wireless Connectivity
Aquila is equipped with our proprietary tri-mode wireless solution which strengthens signal stability through a
separate external antenna design.
This solution has been continuously improved through feedback from Orion87 users to provide a fast, lag-free experience.

Specs:
•Name: Aquila
•Modes: Wired, Bluetooth 5.2, 2.4G Wireless
•Size: 430x120x24-32mm  6.5 degree
•Material:Aluminum 6063
•Weight: 2.5kg
•Gasket mount + poron+PE
•VIA support
•RGB backlighting with 26 million colors
•Hot-swappable switches
•4000mAh battery

We are looking for a vendor partner. If you are interested in representing Kindlestar products, please contact me
Check out Aquila's color matching below for more details. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any clarification.
We aim to highlight Aquila's key features and design innovations to garner interest from Geekhack members and input for continued improvements.
Photos
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Photos  by  Ziyang
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Photos  by  Sasachi
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Photos  by  Val
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Photos  by  Liqi
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Photos  by  Tianyu




Contact US

https://discord.gg/ztQnqW5MTd

IC FORM

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSd9hP2KAURxfA0TOK5M1gvHcPGPbCIlDE2jK0M2KIEloleA/viewform?usp=pp_url melon playground





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Thanks for the information, I will try to figure it out for more.

Offline Morbii

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 13 May 2023, 07:55:39 »
I would really like to see a solderable PCB.  That's basically my 1 must have these days.

Offline sugarfreemedia

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 13 May 2023, 17:15:09 »
Ortho version?

Offline madrone

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 14 May 2023, 00:50:55 »
This is really cool.  It's refreshing to see a concept that's different than the status quo.  Would love to buy if the price is achievable.

Offline yiuoterw

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 14 May 2023, 01:49:10 »
Finally, something that isn't just another 60%!
What's the sound profile like on this thing?
new owlabs board when?

Offline Sandalphon36

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 15 May 2023, 02:13:41 »
Put a can holder on it to fit a 12oz and you have me sold.

Offline Kevin-3992

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 24 May 2023, 06:25:11 »
I would really like to see a solderable PCB.  That's basically my 1 must have these days.
There will be options for solderable PCB

Offline Kevin-3992

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 24 May 2023, 06:26:45 »
This is really cool.  It's refreshing to see a concept that's different than the status quo.  Would love to buy if the price is achievable.
We will update the selling price later. It may be a good idea to fill out a form first

Offline Kevin-3992

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 24 May 2023, 06:28:37 »
Finally, something that isn't just another 60%!
What's the sound profile like on this thing?
This is not an ow project, but we believe its sound performance will be of the same level

Offline Kevin-3992

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 24 May 2023, 06:30:07 »
Put a can holder on it to fit a 12oz and you have me sold.
Ha Ha

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 31 May 2023, 07:11:08 »
Ortho version?
This, I can get behind. A shorter long long man:
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/ueyqxg/gb_long_long_man/

Just long man?
It has nothing to do with Aquila, which is characterized by the blank areas on both sides

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 04 June 2023, 09:33:34 »
I love a good chonky boi, there aren’t enough out there!

Offline Kevin-3992

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 14 August 2023, 13:30:45 »
I love a good chonky boi, there aren’t enough out there!
The good news is that it has finally started GB

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 15 August 2023, 13:24:32 »
Very tempted but apparently Alexotos is having issues with doubletyping etc with the 2.4ghz connection.

Do you think this will be fixed for launch?

Also, is there an option for the badge at the bottom to be blank (without the logo)?

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 17 August 2023, 11:25:16 »
Very tempted but apparently Alexotos is having issues with doubletyping etc with the 2.4ghz connection.

Do you think this will be fixed for launch?

Also, is there an option for the badge at the bottom to be blank (without the logo)?
Thank you for your attention.  signal difference can lead to doubletyping. The aluminum shell has a shielding effect on signals. We solve this problem through an independent antenna. If there is doubletyping, we can adjust the receiver position to solve this problem. This technology has been widely used in the Orion87 project and I often use it to play games. In addition, Bluetooth's doubletyping will be much more than 2.4g. We recommend using 2.4g mode

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 17 August 2023, 12:27:44 »
Now this is a beautiful minimalist design, and when i say minimalist I mean the aesthetic style of minimalism (Too often I find people confusing something utilitarian as minimalist) with its wide open faces reminiscent of architecture and buildings that uses this philosophy on their wide open walls and surfaces. Reminds me of the Exent 65 and while i prefer its layout without a blocker I do love the the sharper angularity of this design more.

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Re: [IC] Ultra-Wide,Ultra-Minimal,big-knob: Aquila Keyboard
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 30 August 2023, 02:55:57 »
Aquila

Aquila is a 60% wireless mechanical keyboard featuring an ultimate minimalist design and our proprietary tri-mode wireless solution.
Show Image



Layout and Design
Aquila adopts a 60% compact layout with 3U spaces on both sides, creating an unparalleled visual balance. After multiple comparisons and adjustments,
we have determined the most reasonable and aesthetic aspect ratio. Aquila has the same length as a 104-key keyboard but is narrower, which will not cause
adaptation issues or mouse compatibility problems. The only consideration may be desk space.
Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

Wireless Connectivity
Aquila is equipped with our proprietary tri-mode wireless solution which strengthens signal stability through a
separate external antenna design.
This solution has been continuously improved through feedback from Orion87 users to provide a fast, lag-free experience.

Specs:
•Name: Aquila
•Modes: Wired, Bluetooth 5.2, 2.4G Wireless
•Size: 430x120x24-32mm  6.5 degree
•Material:Aluminum 6063
•Weight: 2.5kg
•Gasket mount + poron+PE
•VIA support
•RGB backlighting with 26 million colors
•Hot-swappable switches
•4000mAh battery

We are looking for a vendor partner. If you are interested in representing Kindlestar products, please contact me
Check out Aquila's color matching below for more details. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any clarification.
We aim to highlight Aquila's key features and design innovations to garner interest from Geekhack members and input for continued improvements.
Photos
Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

Photos  by  Ziyang
Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

Photos  by  Sasachi
Show Image

Show Image

Photos  by  Val
Show Image

Photos  by  Liqi
Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

Photos  by  Tianyu




Contact US

https://discord.gg/ztQnqW5MTd

IC FORM

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSd9hP2KAURxfA0TOK5M1gvHcPGPbCIlDE2jK0M2KIEloleA/viewform?usp=pp_url geometry dash 3d



0815 Update:

GB will be launched from August 15th to September 15th, 2023

Planned to start shipping in December 2023

Price:
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The design is exactly what I wanted for a wireless mechanical keyboard. The color is simple but very youthful and luxurious, in the long run will not be out of fashion. Great, excellent, wonderful.
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