Author Topic: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?  (Read 37084 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Wilkie

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 65
Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« on: Thu, 14 November 2013, 17:13:57 »
Are there any non-glossy cases that fit the Mini Quiet Pro?  Any non-glossy options other than painting the standard case?  Thanks.

Offline BucklingSpring

  • Posts: 1604
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 14 November 2013, 18:45:15 »
I've seen great results using car grade wraps.

Have a peek at this thread
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=50506.msg1102642#msg1102642
In memory of smallfry 1996-2013
Boards I own, click ->
More
Ducky x2 (9008G2 Pro PBT/MX Green and Mini MX Red), Matias x2 (QP and Mini QP Dampened ALPS), Topre RealForce x4 (87U 55g/Digilog case, 103U-UW & 104UG High-Profile x2), Filco Majestouch x2 (TKL MX Blue & V2 AI 104 MX Blue), IBM-M x2 (BS & RD), Unicomp-M x5 (BS black on black x2, BS Ivory x2, QT Ultra-Classic), Deck x4 (Legend MX Black & MX Clear, Hassium & Francium w/ MX Brown), DAS III (MX Blue), KBT Pure Pro 60% (MX Red), NMB-RT8256CW+ x2 (black space invader), XArmor U9BL-S (MX Brown) given for free to someone I hate, CM X2 (Trigger/MX Green + Storm TKL/NovaTouch), TVS GOLD (MX Blue) and a many many more (NMB, DELL, MS, ATT, KeyTronic, Etc...)

Offline Wilkie

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 65
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 14 November 2013, 20:05:05 »
I've seen great results using car grade wraps.

Have a peek at this thread
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=50506.msg1102642#msg1102642

Interesting, thanks.  Hadn't considered that.

Offline tuananh_bkk

  • Posts: 14
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 16 February 2014, 21:09:09 »
I've seen great results using car grade wraps.

Have a peek at this thread
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=50506.msg1102642#msg1102642

Interesting, thanks.  Hadn't considered that.

Code: [Select]
http://imgur.com/a/WApin

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Certified Spammer
  • Posts: 14021
  • Location: \(_o)/
  • because reasons.......
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 18 February 2014, 08:19:41 »
I've seen great results using car grade wraps.

Have a peek at this thread
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=50506.msg1102642#msg1102642

Interesting, thanks.  Hadn't considered that.

Code: [Select]
http://imgur.com/a/WApin

That looks great!

Offline BucklingSpring

  • Posts: 1604
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 24 February 2014, 18:20:40 »
In memory of smallfry 1996-2013
Boards I own, click ->
More
Ducky x2 (9008G2 Pro PBT/MX Green and Mini MX Red), Matias x2 (QP and Mini QP Dampened ALPS), Topre RealForce x4 (87U 55g/Digilog case, 103U-UW & 104UG High-Profile x2), Filco Majestouch x2 (TKL MX Blue & V2 AI 104 MX Blue), IBM-M x2 (BS & RD), Unicomp-M x5 (BS black on black x2, BS Ivory x2, QT Ultra-Classic), Deck x4 (Legend MX Black & MX Clear, Hassium & Francium w/ MX Brown), DAS III (MX Blue), KBT Pure Pro 60% (MX Red), NMB-RT8256CW+ x2 (black space invader), XArmor U9BL-S (MX Brown) given for free to someone I hate, CM X2 (Trigger/MX Green + Storm TKL/NovaTouch), TVS GOLD (MX Blue) and a many many more (NMB, DELL, MS, ATT, KeyTronic, Etc...)

Offline MarkPharaoh

  • Posts: 139
  • Location: San Francisco
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 00:11:36 »
Wow, one of the main reasons I got rid of mine was due to the glossy finish, but that wrap looks amazing.
Current: HHKB Pro 2, RF 55g 10AE, FC200R, Model M 1391401 RETIRED: Matias Mini Quiet Pro, FILCO MJ2, QFR, Choc Mini, FC200R, Poker

Offline Matias

  • * Moderator
  • Posts: 501
  • Location: Toronto
    • http://matias.ca
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 04:23:56 »
The Ergo Pro will have a matte finish.  Will be interesting to see how it compares looks-wise.  :-)


Offline intelli78

  • Posts: 1497
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 17:21:59 »
I've seen great results using car grade wraps.

Have a peek at this thread
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=50506.msg1102642#msg1102642

Interesting, thanks.  Hadn't considered that.

Code: [Select]
http://imgur.com/a/WApin

Can you give us a little more info about this mod? Where did you get the wrap, and how did you apply it? Looks awesome; I want to do this to my Laptop Pro.
Daily Driver: HHKB

Offline Photoelectric

  • * Administrator
  • Posts: 6042
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 17:29:37 »
The image above is not tuananh_bkk's.  It's taken from this person--always great to give credit/links if taking someone else's photographs:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=49920.msg1088247#msg1088247

It's spray painted, not wrapped.

I don't know much about it yet, still need to do some reading, but here's something called 'structural paint' that looks to give similar matte results:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=55825.msg1257046#msg1257046

Offline intelli78

  • Posts: 1497
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 21:32:30 »
Thanks for the link.
Daily Driver: HHKB

Offline Grim Fandango

  • * Esteemed Elder
  • Posts: 1035
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • "The living still give me the creeps."
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 24 July 2014, 08:41:44 »
I must say that I am surprised by how often companies still go for a glossy finish. It seems that there are many people out there that dislike it.

Personally, I do not like the look either. Though somehow, I ended up with only glossy peripherals  :eek:: Glossy mouse, because I like the way it sticks to my hand even if I do not like the look. Glossy monitor because it was such a good deal I could not pass it up. Glossy keyboard (not all of them of course) because this keyboard only came with a glossy finish and, by now it it actually goes well with all the rest of my stuff. At least I like the consistency in the look now to an extent (but not really).

Yes, I keep a microfiber cloth near my computer at all times.
Mouse Guide 2.0: A list of mice with superior sensors and more.
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=56240.0

Offline Matias

  • * Moderator
  • Posts: 501
  • Location: Toronto
    • http://matias.ca
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 24 July 2014, 09:17:09 »

I must say that I am surprised by how often companies still go for a glossy finish. It seems that there are many people out there that dislike it.



Yes, it's personal preference, similar to matte vs. glossy photos.

Arguing the other side, you don't see too many pianos with a matte finish.  :-)



Offline MarkPharaoh

  • Posts: 139
  • Location: San Francisco
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 24 July 2014, 13:18:14 »

I must say that I am surprised by how often companies still go for a glossy finish. It seems that there are many people out there that dislike it.


Yes, it's personal preference, similar to matte vs. glossy photos.

Arguing the other side, you don't see too many pianos with a matte finish.  :-)




True, but you aren't physically moving your piano around very often :)

When I had a Quiet Pro Mini it drove me nuts with the amount of smudges I would get on the case just by moving it around on my desk.
Current: HHKB Pro 2, RF 55g 10AE, FC200R, Model M 1391401 RETIRED: Matias Mini Quiet Pro, FILCO MJ2, QFR, Choc Mini, FC200R, Poker

Offline Grim Fandango

  • * Esteemed Elder
  • Posts: 1035
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • "The living still give me the creeps."
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 24 July 2014, 13:29:55 »

I must say that I am surprised by how often companies still go for a glossy finish. It seems that there are many people out there that dislike it.



Yes, it's personal preference, similar to matte vs. glossy photos.

Arguing the other side, you don't see too many pianos with a matte finish.  :-)

Yeah, it is personal preference, and I guess it is impossible to cater to everyone. I do not hate the look though otherwise I would not have bought it.

The keyboard has a lot going for it. The switches fulfill their promise in not being noisy and feel nice (to me at least), and I love the layout of the keyboard.  Overall I think it is a great product and for me it is easy to see past the glossyness. I just think that the keyboard would appeal to more people if there were also a matte version available. I am seriously suspecting that some brands like Das, are hardly mentioned on these forums just because the glossy cases that they have.

If there is ever a nonglossy version released, then the one I use at home will be transferred to one of my work locations and I will start using a sexy matte one at home.
« Last Edit: Thu, 24 July 2014, 13:33:04 by Grim Fandango »
Mouse Guide 2.0: A list of mice with superior sensors and more.
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=56240.0

Offline Matias

  • * Moderator
  • Posts: 501
  • Location: Toronto
    • http://matias.ca
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 25 July 2014, 09:52:38 »

Yeah, it is personal preference, and I guess it is impossible to cater to everyone. I do not hate the look though otherwise I would not have bought it.

The keyboard has a lot going for it. The switches fulfill their promise in not being noisy and feel nice (to me at least), and I love the layout of the keyboard.  Overall I think it is a great product and for me it is easy to see past the glossyness. I just think that the keyboard would appeal to more people if there were also a matte version available. I am seriously suspecting that some brands like Das, are hardly mentioned on these forums just because the glossy cases that they have.

If there is ever a nonglossy version released, then the one I use at home will be transferred to one of my work locations and I will start using a sexy matte one at home.



Glad you're happy with it -- in spite of the glossiness.

Actually, we're somewhat locked into the glossy look for that model.  Since it shares the same tooling with the Mac version, which is glossy white, we can't texture it to be matte.

However, if you like matte, this one will be matte...

      http://matias.ca/60


Offline Grim Fandango

  • * Esteemed Elder
  • Posts: 1035
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • "The living still give me the creeps."
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 25 July 2014, 18:38:12 »

Yeah, it is personal preference, and I guess it is impossible to cater to everyone. I do not hate the look though otherwise I would not have bought it.

The keyboard has a lot going for it. The switches fulfill their promise in not being noisy and feel nice (to me at least), and I love the layout of the keyboard.  Overall I think it is a great product and for me it is easy to see past the glossyness. I just think that the keyboard would appeal to more people if there were also a matte version available. I am seriously suspecting that some brands like Das, are hardly mentioned on these forums just because the glossy cases that they have.

If there is ever a nonglossy version released, then the one I use at home will be transferred to one of my work locations and I will start using a sexy matte one at home.



Glad you're happy with it -- in spite of the glossiness.

Actually, we're somewhat locked into the glossy look for that model.  Since it shares the same tooling with the Mac version, which is glossy white, we can't texture it to be matte.

However, if you like matte, this one will be matte...

      http://matias.ca/60

Very cool. Looking forward to it. Your "quiet" switches are one of the few both the girlfriend and my co-workers will tolerate when sitting in close proximity.
Mouse Guide 2.0: A list of mice with superior sensors and more.
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=56240.0

Offline tuananh_bkk

  • Posts: 14
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 16 September 2014, 17:59:07 »

Yeah, it is personal preference, and I guess it is impossible to cater to everyone. I do not hate the look though otherwise I would not have bought it.

The keyboard has a lot going for it. The switches fulfill their promise in not being noisy and feel nice (to me at least), and I love the layout of the keyboard.  Overall I think it is a great product and for me it is easy to see past the glossyness. I just think that the keyboard would appeal to more people if there were also a matte version available. I am seriously suspecting that some brands like Das, are hardly mentioned on these forums just because the glossy cases that they have.

If there is ever a nonglossy version released, then the one I use at home will be transferred to one of my work locations and I will start using a sexy matte one at home.



Glad you're happy with it -- in spite of the glossiness.

Actually, we're somewhat locked into the glossy look for that model.  Since it shares the same tooling with the Mac version, which is glossy white, we can't texture it to be matte.

However, if you like matte, this one will be matte...

      http://matias.ca/60

when will this one be available for pre-order ?

Offline Matias

  • * Moderator
  • Posts: 501
  • Location: Toronto
    • http://matias.ca
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 16 September 2014, 20:23:51 »

Yeah, it is personal preference, and I guess it is impossible to cater to everyone. I do not hate the look though otherwise I would not have bought it.

The keyboard has a lot going for it. The switches fulfill their promise in not being noisy and feel nice (to me at least), and I love the layout of the keyboard.  Overall I think it is a great product and for me it is easy to see past the glossyness. I just think that the keyboard would appeal to more people if there were also a matte version available. I am seriously suspecting that some brands like Das, are hardly mentioned on these forums just because the glossy cases that they have.

If there is ever a nonglossy version released, then the one I use at home will be transferred to one of my work locations and I will start using a sexy matte one at home.



Glad you're happy with it -- in spite of the glossiness.

Actually, we're somewhat locked into the glossy look for that model.  Since it shares the same tooling with the Mac version, which is glossy white, we can't texture it to be matte.

However, if you like matte, this one will be matte...

      http://matias.ca/60

when will this one be available for pre-order ?



I'm hoping to start the group buy this month.  Just need to work out a few technical details, review all the feature requests, and then put up the web pages.

If you posted in the IC link above, you'll be notified when it starts.


Offline tuananh_bkk

  • Posts: 14
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 19 September 2014, 05:11:51 »
I'm not a huge fan of the big spacebar row.

Could you elaborate on the decision? @Matias

Offline Wilkie

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 65
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 09 November 2014, 16:40:51 »
@Matias Regarding the 60% group buy, can you clarify what will be the surface finish on the plastic and aluminum options?  Matte for both or only for the plastic?  Thanks.

Offline Matias

  • * Moderator
  • Posts: 501
  • Location: Toronto
    • http://matias.ca
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 09 November 2014, 18:13:32 »

@Matias Regarding the 60% group buy, can you clarify what will be the surface finish on the plastic and aluminum options?  Matte for both or only for the plastic?  Thanks.



It will be matte for both.

For the aluminum, it will be anodized with a surface finish similar to Apple's aluminum enclosures.


Offline Wilkie

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 65
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 09 November 2014, 18:19:53 »
Thank you for the quick reply, that's good to hear.  Everything looks great, except I'm not sure how I feel about the spacebar.

Offline Matias

  • * Moderator
  • Posts: 501
  • Location: Toronto
    • http://matias.ca
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 09 November 2014, 18:51:55 »

Thank you for the quick reply, that's good to hear.  Everything looks great, except I'm not sure how I feel about the spacebar.



The spacebar is the same shape and material (PBT) as the one on the Ergo Pro.  You won't find anything more comfortable than this.

FYI, we changed the design of the spacebar about 6 times before we were satisfied with the shape and feel of it.


Offline Wilkie

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 65
Re: Non-glossy case for Mini Quiet Pro?
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 09 November 2014, 19:35:18 »
Thanks.  I have no doubt you've researched it very well.