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[GB] Matrix - Abel (received, shipping soon)
« on: Sun, 27 November 2016, 04:33:07 »
3/13/2017

Got a care package from Matrix the day before yesterday.

http://imgur.com/a/Whq9M

http://imgur.com/a/DXwMi

Working on shipping these out and invoicing for shipping costs (which were not invoiced for during the initial buying phase).

11/29/2016

Payment submitted to Matrix along with the group's order options as they are in the form.



Order form (closed but with info): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdO9hT3gHpnQdnF0w-jjGW5tX8CpH-KLe8aOzw61Zx7NsqP0w/viewform

The group buy was unexpectedly closed early so this thread will be maintained for future updates and bookkeeping purposes.

A low-key aluminum TKL keyboard in 86/84-key flavors from Matrix, a keyboard group within China.

Price: $285+shipping. Paypal only and fees are included in the price. Shipping TBD and to be invoiced later.

ETA: Production slated to complete before Chinese New Year's (end of January).

Check your order here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GNhJl8NKrWIiSom65PztInEP_ADXotuqzgIfk0MddxM/edit?usp=sharing

Edit: Not the mod's fault. I knew it would take a while to process on GH and the GB was closed way earlier than expected. Just bad luck. Still, it's better to keep track of a GB on GH which is why I made the thread.
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 30 November 2016, 23:39:00 »
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« Last Edit: Thu, 01 December 2016, 13:43:18 by LunarisDream »

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 09:13:44 »
Got excited, then was immediately let down haha

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 09:37:59 »
LOL so thanks to GH mods taking more than three days to approve this GB, it's alredy sold out in China and we an suck it ;)

LD: Did you post this GB elsewhere for ealier access?
« Last Edit: Thu, 01 December 2016, 09:39:55 by wodan »

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 09:43:43 »
LOL so thanks to GH mods taking more than three days to approve this GB, it's alredy sold out in China and we an suck it ;)

LD: Did you post this GB elsewhere for ealier access?

It was posted to reddit on /r/mechmarket

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 09:46:04 »
Aah thanks for the update, things just got more complicated...

Had to happen though.

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 10:25:03 »
LOL so thanks to GH mods taking more than three days to approve this GB, it's alredy sold out in China and we an suck it ;)

LD: Did you post this GB elsewhere for ealier access?

It was posted to reddit on /r/mechmarket

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 10:27:22 »
What does the board look like? I missed the pics of it haha

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 10:27:55 »
What does the board look like? I missed the pics of it haha

same...I wanna know what I missed out on!! the suspense is killing me!
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 10:35:13 »
What does the board look like? I missed the pics of it haha

same...I wanna know what I missed out on!! the suspense is killing me!

http://sli.mg/a/3TziNt

Edit: found some more pics on the Matrix site: http://imgur.com/a/ltkKH
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 10:35:54 »
What does the board look like? I missed the pics of it haha

same...I wanna know what I missed out on!! the suspense is killing me!

http://sli.mg/a/3TziNt

thanks m8!
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 10:40:21 »
First Cain; now Abel?  :))

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 11:07:42 »
God, even that PCB is a work of art. Now if I just liked TKL I would have picked one up on the mm post.

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 11:12:09 »
God, even that PCB is a work of art. Now if I just liked TKL I would have picked one up on the mm post.
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 11:13:13 »
God, even that PCB is a work of art. Now if I just liked TKL I would have picked one up on the mm post.

Where are you seeing pics?

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 11:15:48 »
God, even that PCB is a work of art. Now if I just liked TKL I would have picked one up on the mm post.

Where are you seeing pics?
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What does the board look like? I missed the pics of it haha

same...I wanna know what I missed out on!! the suspense is killing me!

http://sli.mg/a/3TziNt


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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 11:17:03 »
God, even that PCB is a work of art. Now if I just liked TKL I would have picked one up on the mm post.

Where are you seeing pics?
Reply #9
What does the board look like? I missed the pics of it haha

same...I wanna know what I missed out on!! the suspense is killing me!

http://sli.mg/a/3TziNt

Oop, missed that link. I was looking in the OP.

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 12:06:12 »
God damn ... put me on the waiting list LD!

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 13:03:54 »
God damn ... put me on the waiting list LD!

How much disposable income can someone possibly have? You goddamn glutton  :))

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 13:20:38 »
How much disposable income can someone possibly have? You goddamn glutton  :))

It's all about priorities :)
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 14:03:09 »
Looks nice.  Bummer that it ended after, what, 48 hours? :P

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 14:07:29 »
aaaannnddd it's gone  :eek:

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 14:24:25 »
Actually funny how other custom keyboards sold out in hours while this beauty was available for orders for days...

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 14:29:30 »
How did I miss this?  :( I hope to have a custom TLK before I die. It's one of the only things I am lacking to complete my collection

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 14:40:57 »
How did I miss this?  :( I hope to have a custom TLK before I die. It's one of the only things I am lacking to complete my collection

The Mech27 TKL GB looks like there's gonna be extras

I might even try to sell my spot in the gb to make room for the Abel

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 17:31:14 »
Glad I managed to get into this without having to wait for this thread approval :P thanks LD!

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 18:39:01 »
Come fast fast, go fast fast  :))

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 20:57:12 »
Screw the board, I just want to be drowned in hundreds of these PCBs




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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 21:04:02 »
I think its fantastic how the abel name is perfectly placed inside the spacebar plate hole


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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 21:09:21 »
how did i miss this ???? T_T

oh wait

its not this matrix right?



i was waiting this matrix now im still waiting :p
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 21:39:15 »
how did i miss this ???? T_T

oh wait

its not this matrix right?

Show Image


i was waiting this matrix now im still waiting :p
This is an earlier work of Matrix, named 8XV1.0. Unfortunately, this one will no longer be produced. But we do have new plans, so stay tuned!
« Last Edit: Thu, 01 December 2016, 21:54:09 by KyleZhuang »
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 21:42:09 »
how did i miss this ???? T_T

oh wait

its not this matrix right?

Show Image


i was waiting this matrix now im still waiting :p
This is an earlier work of Matrix, named 8XV1.0. Unfortunately, this customized kbd will no longer be produced. But we do have new plans, so stay tuned!     :D

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 22:29:09 »
how did i miss this ???? T_T

oh wait

its not this matrix right?

Show Image


i was waiting this matrix now im still waiting :p
This is an earlier work of Matrix, named 8XV1.0. Unfortunately, this one will no longer be produced. But we do have new plans, so stay tuned!

yes please, new plan & unique layout, i really like 8XV1.0 layout so unique  :-*

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 22:55:10 »
How did I miss this?  :( I hope to have a custom TLK before I die. It's one of the only things I am lacking to complete my collection

The Mech27 TKL GB looks like there's gonna be extras

I might even try to sell my spot in the gb to make room for the Abel

I would have hopped on the Mech27 in a instant if there was more than 1 type of space row and unfortunately the space row that's offered I hate the most. It seems so weird to me that TLK seem to be once of the most popular sizes yet it seems extremely  hard to acquire a custom built one. I'm talking about full metal with integrated plate and not acrylic cases. I guess I'll keep hunting thanks for ther reply.

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 02 December 2016, 01:43:00 »
How did I miss this?  :( I hope to have a custom TLK before I die. It's one of the only things I am lacking to complete my collection

The Mech27 TKL GB looks like there's gonna be extras

I might even try to sell my spot in the gb to make room for the Abel

I would have hopped on the Mech27 in a instant if there was more than 1 type of space row and unfortunately the space row that's offered I hate the most. It seems so weird to me that TLK seem to be once of the most popular sizes yet it seems extremely  hard to acquire a custom built one. I'm talking about full metal with integrated plate and not acrylic cases. I guess I'll keep hunting thanks for ther reply.

Ah yes, those were more "common" a while back. Nowadays, everything's gotta have rgb underglow. LifeZone mentioned that he has a back to the basics TKL board coming up next, so you might want to keep an eye out for that one.

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 02 December 2016, 09:49:36 »
how did i miss this ???? T_T

oh wait

its not this matrix right?

Show Image


i was waiting this matrix now im still waiting :p
This is an earlier work of Matrix, named 8XV1.0. Unfortunately, this customized kbd will no longer be produced. But we do have new plans, so stay tuned!     :D

Wish there was an english newsletter or something to subscribe to haha, gotta know about these in the future!
We have our own forumhttp://matrix-lab.cn/.
I think some translating tools may be helpful...
We got a lot of great pictures on our forum. Most of them are works by Matrix.
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 02 December 2016, 09:54:15 »
how did i miss this ???? T_T

oh wait

its not this matrix right?

Show Image


i was waiting this matrix now im still waiting :p
This is an earlier work of Matrix, named 8XV1.0. Unfortunately, this one will no longer be produced. But we do have new plans, so stay tuned!

yes please, new plan & unique layout, i really like 8XV1.0 layout so unique  :-*
I believe you mean the FN key in the F row. I think that's the symbol of 1.0 and also the biggest reason why I love it!
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 02 December 2016, 10:58:04 »
how did i miss this ???? T_T

oh wait

its not this matrix right?

Show Image


i was waiting this matrix now im still waiting :p
This is an earlier work of Matrix, named 8XV1.0. Unfortunately, this one will no longer be produced. But we do have new plans, so stay tuned!

yes please, new plan & unique layout, i really like 8XV1.0 layout so unique  :-*
I believe you mean the FN key in the F row. I think that's the symbol of 1.0 and also the biggest reason why I love it!

yep i love additional F row and the bottom row, looks like winkeyless but its not, its really cool :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 15:36:18 »
so, whats up with this? got an email saying the PEO is not available after all....

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 18 January 2017, 00:30:32 »
Would anyone be interested in picking up my order?

I think I ended up switching to a black case

edit: I've got a couple of PMs, no more pls
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 18 January 2017, 00:52:02 »
Would anyone be interested in picking up my order?

I think I ended up switching to a black case

Are you sure? It's almost shipping or shipped out you know : x

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel {closed}
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 18 January 2017, 00:58:28 »
Would anyone be interested in picking up my order?

I think I ended up switching to a black case

Are you sure? It's almost shipping or shipped out you know : x

I haven't kept up with the progress of the groupbuy. I have to ask my dad to translate the matrix forum for me everytime I look at the thread X)

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel (production complete, shipping from Matrix soon)
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 22 January 2017, 03:02:37 »
If anyone wants to part with their order let me know, am willing to do trades or $$  :p
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel (production complete, shipping from Matrix soon)
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 22 January 2017, 08:00:00 »
annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd it is gone!!!!!!!!!
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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel (production complete, shipping from Matrix soon)
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 22 January 2017, 08:34:28 »
If anyone wants to part with their order let me know, am willing to do trades or $$  :p

Same offer. I'd like to pick up an Abel. I understand only like 7 were sold outside China, but still.

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel (production complete, shipping from Matrix soon)
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 22 January 2017, 19:35:19 »
I understand only like 7 were sold outside China
8...  :D

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel (production complete, shipping from Matrix soon)
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 24 January 2017, 01:14:29 »
Way more than 8 imo, quite a few of the regulars are not residing in china. Mine came in yesterday : D

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel (production complete, shipping from Matrix soon)
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 24 January 2017, 11:00:37 »
i backed out when i found out there would not be a PEO finishing option. that was really the only thing interesting about this board to me.

i guess that makes yours even more rare! but, i think this is one of the most extensive runs of a Matrix board. the earlier models are much more rare

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel (production complete, shipping from Matrix soon)
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 24 January 2017, 13:59:22 »
i backed out when i found out there would not be a PEO finishing option. that was really the only thing interesting about this board to me.

i guess that makes yours even more rare! but, i think this is one of the most extensive runs of a Matrix board. the earlier models are much more rare

Oh? That was the only interesting part to me, too. Any idea why it is no longer an option?

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Re: [GB] Matrix - Abel (production complete, shipping from Matrix soon)
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 24 January 2017, 14:53:56 »
i backed out when i found out there would not be a PEO finishing option. that was really the only thing interesting about this board to me.

i guess that makes yours even more rare! but, i think this is one of the most extensive runs of a Matrix board. the earlier models are much more rare

Oh? That was the only interesting part to me, too. Any idea why it is no longer an option?

i think i read in the matrix thread that it was not feasible to keep it clean or something? maybe it was some issue with the application - that it did not bond well to all the small surfaces. at any rate, LD sent out an email asking for my preference for anodization and i decided to pass.

with so many interesting boards being made this year, i did not want to spend so much money on what seems to be the most plain, boring matrix model yet. if the POE would have worked out, it would have made for a very unique and interesting keeb. alas, it looks like these will be produced in greater numbers that previous models for the enthusiast groups in asia. i'm still interested in this project, and i will keep an eye on it