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[IC] W70 (65%+) | GB live on May 20th 2024
« on: Sat, 13 January 2024, 00:13:27 »
W70

A keyboard with car tail light

designed by WPJ



IC FORM 2.0 | JOIN OUR DISCORD If you would like to discuss or share your advise







From the Designer WPJ:

Hello everyone, there are indeed many excellently designed kits on the market, making it increasingly challenging for us to innovate.
However, driven by our passion for keyboards, we still wanted to showcase some unique design elements.
Hence, we initiated this project in 2022. Over the course of more than a year, we iterated, tested and refined repeatedly, ultimately achieving a keyboard kit that satisfies us the most

THIS IS OUR W70

W70 Intro video




Table of Contents


1. design inspiration
2. Specifications
3. Color & Renders
4. Photos
5. Production progress & Price Range
6. Vendors
7. Reviews from Creators





1. The design inspiration comes from the tail lights of the car tail light from my favorite anime. 
As a result, we added a car tail light design at the front end of the keyboard - a tail light that can illuminate.

The First prototype showcases the light effects.
We have also been continually improving the design of the light, making it more aesthetically pleasing.
And, of course it supports QMK.



We redesigned the arrangement of the front lights on the keyboard, making them look more appealing



We have prepared two tyupes of light baffle for the special edition of the W70. One made of aluminum with perforations and the other made of semi-transparent acrylic material.



Aluminum light baffle



Semi-transparent acrylic PC light baffle










2. Specifications:

1. Layout: 65%+
2. Mounting Styles: Top, Gasket, Suspension (its like a car suspension)
3. Case: 6063 Aluminum, with Anodized, Spray-coated
4. Hot-swap PCB: 1.6mm non flex-cut PCB, Hotswap, QMK/VIA support. Stepped Caplock support. 7u spacebar
5. Solder PCB: 1.6mm non-flex-cut PCB, Solder, support most layouts. No foams no Plate build
7. Dimensions: 341.5mm x 126.9mm
8. Kit Weight: 2.14KG
9. Full hidden Screws
10. Stainless steel and copper weight


Note: Whats in the kit box

1. Special edition has two types of light baffle, Aluminum and Acrylic
2. Regular edition only has Acrylic baffle.
3. The special edition features a themed badges, while the regular edition comes with a plain badge.
4. We would like to offer 4 different plates (PC,POM.FR4,Aluminum) in our kit, that you can try them all in one kit, no extra need to purchase.
5. We would like to offer 2 types of PCB in our kit: Hot-swap 1.6mm non-flex cut PCB and Solder 1.6mm non flex-cut PCB.
6. Plates and foams are only works for Hot-swap PCB
7. Solder PCB we designed for no foam no plate build.



Parts





Hot-swap PCB Layout:

7U space bar



3+1+3 space bar



Step Cap



Solder PCB Layout:





3. Color & Renders:

After IC2.0, many colors weren't well-received by many friends. Therefore, after everyone's votes, we decided to keep only few colors finally.

We tried to work with several factories to test the case color processes, and in the end, we chose the best one!





Special Editions


Special edition 1: Car Tail Light    |    Special Edition 2: Mech Purple    |    Special Edition 3: Mech Blue   




Dual-color Editions


Green & Gold   |   White & Red    |    Red & Black    |    Yellow & Black  |  Pink & White




Single-color Edition


Black    |    Milky Purple    |    McFlurry    |    Soy Milk   |    White   




PROTOTYPES PHOTOS


















Production Progress and Price Range


We believe many friends are tired of the long wait for group buys, so to shorten the waiting time, we have preprared a limited number of W70 kits this time. We have already started the kit production in advance. As of now, we have completed the CNC process. After the group buy opens, we will proceed with the coloring process based on the orders received. This way , we anticipate completing deliveries in a shorter timeframe.

All accessories for our W70 are specially customized, including screws, feets and other small parts. We aim to present a high-quality kit to all friends. While ensuring quality, we are also working hard to minimize costs and hope to bring the price down to an acceptable range.

The price for the special edition will be around 450 USD
the regular edition ( dual color and single color ) will be around 420 USD.

Special edition has special badge and 2 light baffles.
All editions will include 4 types of Plates (PC, POM, FR4, ALU)
All editions will include 2 types of PCB (Hot-swap 1.6mm Non flex cut PCB and Solder 1.6mm non Flex cut PCB)





CREATORS REVIEW:
TBD


THANK YOU !






« Last Edit: Sun, 19 May 2024, 14:46:13 by keybay.tech »

Offline DirtyGingy

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 13 January 2024, 01:07:00 »
I strongly suggest having versions of the PCB and plate without flex cuts. Many of us would prefer a stiffer, more resonant plate and PCB.

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 13 January 2024, 01:53:04 »
I strongly suggest having versions of the PCB and plate without flex cuts. Many of us would prefer a stiffer, more resonant plate and PCB.

Good point, I've taken note of it

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 13 January 2024, 05:53:43 »
really cool idea and aesthetics, front height is way too high for me though

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 13 January 2024, 11:10:55 »
overall really like the aesthetic of this board and i think its a great concept but id love the option for left side macro keys

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 13 January 2024, 11:24:19 »
very cool design ;) is the suspension mount just a spring?

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 13 January 2024, 20:22:04 »
cursed layout

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 14 January 2024, 09:56:53 »
I am really glad to see the consideration of a 1.6mm non flex cut. Seems like there are no mention of foams to be used in the board. I hope it is kept that way and the board can please its users as is without foams.

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 15 January 2024, 01:57:59 »
I am really glad to see the consideration of a 1.6mm non flex cut. Seems like there are no mention of foams to be used in the board. I hope it is kept that way and the board can please its users as is without foams.

We prepared foam, but no need to use if you like no foam build, and it sounds amazing !

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 16 January 2024, 03:14:46 »
Updated some changes :thumb:

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 16 January 2024, 08:17:16 »
cursed layout

Not really, but mine is while squeezing numpad in the same footprint  :cool:

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 16 January 2024, 08:45:56 »
The pale yellow one looks like it would be a great match for GMK Yugo. Looking forward to a review.

What's the typing angle?

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 16 January 2024, 10:29:57 »
The pale yellow one looks like it would be a great match for GMK Yugo. Looking forward to a review.

What's the typing angle?

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 16 January 2024, 11:04:21 »
Color compare: Renders vs prototype.


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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 16 January 2024, 19:10:11 »
Typing height and angle may not be comfortable, but the design is very interesting

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 23 January 2024, 16:01:18 »
This is one of the more unique designs I've seen in the last couple years, and in my favorite form factor (65%).  Love all the color options available, and looking forward to seeing this become a reality in the future!  Good luck with this project, I'll be keeping an eye on it!
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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 25 January 2024, 20:22:59 »
This is one of the more unique designs I've seen in the last couple years, and in my favorite form factor (65%).  Love all the color options available, and looking forward to seeing this become a reality in the future!  Good luck with this project, I'll be keeping an eye on it!

Thank you very much for your support! We are currently making final adjustments based on the IC, and you will meet them soon. Meanwhile, we are also planning to invite some content creators for testing.

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 31 January 2024, 13:58:27 »
Change Log 2.0

We redesigned the arrangement of the front lights on the keyboard, making them look more appealing



The colors will be brighter than before

More photos uploaded

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 31 January 2024, 17:59:16 »
edit: nvm I can read

Looks good!!!!
« Last Edit: Wed, 31 January 2024, 18:02:55 by afterwit »

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 31 January 2024, 18:09:56 »
the tail light design + car plate looks cool AF.
although I'm not a fan of the bottom and especially the layout, it's still a nice project

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 01 February 2024, 10:46:53 »
Cool board, bad pcb. Any chance to make 7u compatibility for the bottom row or have a solder pcb? also why the full right shift on the left side?

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 05 February 2024, 00:55:07 »
Final stage, hope to launch W70 in March 2024

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+)
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 16 February 2024, 12:46:12 »
More Videos will be uploaded shortly.

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | IC 2.0 Updated
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 18 February 2024, 15:16:00 »
IC2.0 updated :thumb:

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | IC 2.0 Updated Feb 18 2024
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 21 March 2024, 01:08:25 »
Update March 21 2024

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | IC 2.0 Updated Feb 18 2024
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 21 March 2024, 09:58:12 »
looks awesome! Sent a PM with a question regarding the "Creators Review" still being TBD :D

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | IC 2.0 Updated Feb 18 2024
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 27 March 2024, 06:13:42 »
The Milky Blue looks awesome. Waiting for the GB for this.

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | IC 2.0 Updated Feb 18 2024
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 07 April 2024, 02:36:55 »
New photos updated ! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | More photos updated Apr 7 2024
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 07 April 2024, 18:44:31 »
I am not that interested in most of the standard options but that Car Tail Light special edition is truly something special!

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | Intro Video updated Apr 19 2024
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 19 April 2024, 13:26:35 »
Intro Video Uploaded

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | Intro Video updated Apr 19 2024
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 25 April 2024, 03:53:49 »
I'm curious to know if WPJ plans to open pre-orders soon. I really want to be one of the first people to own this W70 keyboard with car taillight.

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | Intro Video updated Apr 19 2024
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 25 April 2024, 15:06:52 »
I'm curious to know if WPJ plans to open pre-orders soon. I really want to be one of the first people to own this W70 keyboard with car taillight.

Yep, its coming.

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | Intro Video updated Apr 19 2024
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 25 April 2024, 15:23:34 »
More cool photos uploaded

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | Intro Video updated Apr 25 2024
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 05 May 2024, 02:26:21 »
GB on mid May.

Thank you all!

See you in GB!

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | GB live on May 20th 2024
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 19 May 2024, 19:50:21 »
GB Live on May. 20th 2024 and GB post is awaiting approval

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Re: [IC] W70 (65%+) | GB live on May 20th 2024
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 20 May 2024, 00:58:01 »
You listed in the Table of Contents Vendors but there is no vendor section. Are there any except you. Preferably for Europe?