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Offline Kaliet

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My 40% keyboard
« on: Mon, 08 December 2014, 12:41:40 »
Here is my 40% keyboard "22-MobiK. MobiK means mobile keyboard'.
MobiK PCB is designed by GON and I designed the housing for myself.
This is a USB/Bluetooth combo keyboard.
It will take some time to adapt to this keyboard and I may have to change my keymap several more times.
I made this one to take on my trip to Africa to use with my Xperia Z Ultra.
Hope you enjoy. :)
« Last Edit: Thu, 11 December 2014, 02:15:39 by Kaliet »
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 08 December 2014, 12:42:47 »
 :'(

It's beautiful.
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 08 December 2014, 12:43:30 »
It's tiny!

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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 08 December 2014, 13:11:46 »
That's awesome. What layers do you use?

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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 08 December 2014, 20:29:13 »
What is this, a keyboard for ants???  :p
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 00:57:08 »
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 00:57:31 »
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 00:58:02 »
That's awesome. What layers do you use?

You mean housing material? They are acryl.
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 00:58:32 »
What is this, a keyboard for ants???  :p

I don't think they can type this thing. Haha. :D
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 02:21:05 »
What is this, a keyboard for ants???  :p

It needs to be at least..... three times bigger!

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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 02:22:34 »
Very nice keyboard. :)

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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 02:23:16 »
Very nice keyboard. :)

Thanks. THe PCB is great indeed. :)
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 02:31:12 »
Cute and beautiful! I just want to stick it in my pocket  :p
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 02:32:57 »
Cute and beautiful! I just want to stick it in my pocket  :p

But it's not very thin. :P
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 08:07:23 »
Is the battery mounted inside or outside of the case? I can't tell from the pictures.
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 08:17:38 »
Is the battery mounted inside or outside of the case? I can't tell from the pictures.

Inside, definitely. ;)
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 08:20:48 »
Mind posting a side view picture?
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 08:23:16 »
That is really really awesome! I love the 40% design.
A Bluetooth portable Mech board that looks like factory.

Something like this is the only thing that would let me give up the last Rubber-dome keyboard I have. I still carry the apple bluetooth keyboard when i travel because its the only thing that is wireless and portable enough for what I need.

I Used to use the think-outside bluetooth keyboard back in like 2004, but haven't found anything that feels as good and is small enough since.

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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 08:26:14 »
Sooo nice :D
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 18:31:26 »
Mind posting a side view picture?

I will, when I get home. :)
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 18:33:14 »
That is really really awesome! I love the 40% design.
A Bluetooth portable Mech board that looks like factory.

Something like this is the only thing that would let me give up the last Rubber-dome keyboard I have. I still carry the apple bluetooth keyboard when i travel because its the only thing that is wireless and portable enough for what I need.

I Used to use the think-outside bluetooth keyboard back in like 2004, but haven't found anything that feels as good and is small enough since.
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That KBD is real cute. ;)
Foldable BT mechanical keyboard of that size might be possible if someone designs the PCB using Cherry ML switches.
But I don't like that switch very much. :(
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Re: My 40% keyboard
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 09 December 2014, 19:49:55 »
That's awesome. What layers do you use?

You mean housing material? They are acryl.
I meant function layers, like for number keys and directional keys

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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 10 December 2014, 17:56:44 »
Where did you get the spacebar that has spacebar written on it?

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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 10 December 2014, 19:46:49 »
Where did you get the spacebar that has spacebar written on it?

That's a Cherry spacebar with a metal sticky. :)
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 11 December 2014, 02:16:32 »
Mind posting a side view picture?

I added some side views for you. :)
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 12 December 2014, 02:10:17 »
That is really really awesome! I love the 40% design.
A Bluetooth portable Mech board that looks like factory.

Something like this is the only thing that would let me give up the last Rubber-dome keyboard I have. I still carry the apple bluetooth keyboard when i travel because its the only thing that is wireless and portable enough for what I need.

I Used to use the think-outside bluetooth keyboard back in like 2004, but haven't found anything that feels as good and is small enough since.
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 13 December 2014, 09:37:31 »
wow that is tiny i thought 60% was way too small but 40 thats a whole different level. Is the spacing between letters normal or slightly smaller ?

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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 13 December 2014, 10:02:05 »
That is really really awesome! I love the 40% design.
A Bluetooth portable Mech board that looks like factory.

Something like this is the only thing that would let me give up the last Rubber-dome keyboard I have. I still carry the apple bluetooth keyboard when i travel because its the only thing that is wireless and portable enough for what I need.

I Used to use the think-outside bluetooth keyboard back in like 2004, but haven't found anything that feels as good and is small enough since.
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JD40? Smallfry?

Not sure whether you're asking me but the board is GON's MobiK as I mentioned.

wow that is tiny i thought 60% was way too small but 40 thats a whole different level. Is the spacing between letters normal or slightly smaller ?

The spacing between keys are normal. :)
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Re: My 40% keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 13 December 2014, 10:25:49 »
That is really really awesome! I love the 40% design.
A Bluetooth portable Mech board that looks like factory.

Something like this is the only thing that would let me give up the last Rubber-dome keyboard I have. I still carry the apple bluetooth keyboard when i travel because its the only thing that is wireless and portable enough for what I need.

I Used to use the think-outside bluetooth keyboard back in like 2004, but haven't found anything that feels as good and is small enough since.
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I also had one of this back in those days, however the main difference is that the board posted here is an MX switch based and the one you referred to is a scissors one. The feeling and all are not comparable, because the 40% has full size keys - area and height - and the scissors has a very low travel. Again, no product fits all needs, nor pockets, the 40 may cost $200 dollars, and the scissors under $90.