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Re: 黑金
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 21:18:14 »
What's the latest news on the Zeal65?

Case design has been updated, next step is to work out a new prototype.
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Re: 黑金
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 23:19:43 »
What's the latest news on the Zeal65?

Case design has been updated, next step is to work out a new prototype.

Good.  Allows more time to save up for it.   ;D. Can't wait to see it!  You should be very proud of all the work you've put into it, I'm sure it's gonna be a triumph.  Make a note here: huge success.

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Re: 黑金
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 18 August 2017, 11:56:50 »
can we have a special edition that fits m65a?
Making this exotic 60% layout, hit me up to give me some suggestion on it

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Re: 黑金
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 28 November 2017, 03:51:17 »
This still slated to be a thing guessing sometime 2018?

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Re: 黑金
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 29 November 2017, 23:45:20 »
This still slated to be a thing guessing sometime 2018?

GB is planned to launch before the end of the year. There has been a few delays with finalizing the case design to our satisfaction, but it will be worth it.
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Re: 黑金
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 30 November 2017, 19:29:28 »
This still slated to be a thing guessing sometime 2018?

GB is planned to launch before the end of the year. There has been a few delays with finalizing the case design to our satisfaction, but it will be worth it.

Will we also be able to buy bare PCBs? Or only as a kit?

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Re: 黑金
« Reply #56 on: Fri, 01 December 2017, 05:42:34 »
This still slated to be a thing guessing sometime 2018?

GB is planned to launch before the end of the year. There has been a few delays with finalizing the case design to our satisfaction, but it will be worth it.

Will we also be able to buy bare PCBs? Or only as a kit?

It will only be as a kit as 65% keyboards don't have a standardized PCB.
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Re: 黑金
« Reply #57 on: Fri, 08 December 2017, 08:24:35 »
This still slated to be a thing guessing sometime 2018?

GB is planned to launch before the end of the year. There has been a few delays with finalizing the case design to our satisfaction, but it will be worth it.

Will we also be able to buy bare PCBs? Or only as a kit?

It will only be as a kit as 65% keyboards don't have a standardized PCB.

Would it not fit in any top mount 65% case with a center usb? Like the sexy new TX65?

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Re: 黑金
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 09 December 2017, 16:53:38 »
This still slated to be a thing guessing sometime 2018?

GB is planned to launch before the end of the year. There has been a few delays with finalizing the case design to our satisfaction, but it will be worth it.

Will we also be able to buy bare PCBs? Or only as a kit?

It will only be as a kit as 65% keyboards don't have a standardized PCB.

Would it not fit in any top mount 65% case with a center usb? Like the sexy new TX65?

Possibly, we'll evaluate our options. But the current plan is to offer the kit first.
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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 30 January 2018, 18:46:43 »
Updated with pics of the newly redesigned case. 5mm, brass, PVD. RGB PCB will be changed to USB C.
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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 30 January 2018, 20:00:07 »
Updated with pics of the newly redesigned case. 5mm, brass, PVD. RGB PCB will be changed to USB C.

Love the simplicity.  Nice design, sir.  Going to need to pick up a Yuri set if that blue comes to fruition.
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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 30 January 2018, 20:42:29 »
Updated with pics of the newly redesigned case. 5mm, brass, PVD. RGB PCB will be changed to USB C.

That's quite a plate! How does it sound?

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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 31 January 2018, 03:08:02 »
Endgame

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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 31 January 2018, 14:35:31 »
So what's the total weight for this bad boy?

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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 31 January 2018, 15:01:30 »
scared to ask but how much are we looking at for the kit! My guess is 300-400 bucks most likely? Zeal you do amazing work and the quality is worth the price but its never cheap :P

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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 31 January 2018, 15:04:43 »
scared to ask but how much are we looking at for the kit! My guess is 300-400 bucks most likely? Zeal you do amazing work and the quality is worth the price but its never cheap :P

Previously $550 has been mentioned :))

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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 31 January 2018, 16:34:27 »
This pcb needs a polycarb case! too nice looking

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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #68 on: Thu, 01 February 2018, 21:03:29 »
Updated with some real pictures. :)
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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 01 February 2018, 23:27:31 »
Gorgeous board!

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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 06 February 2018, 06:47:59 »
Very limited layout options for 550$. It supports only 1.5u mod keys   :(
5mm plate?  Why does it have to be so thick?   And why RGB LEDs?  they are just expensive gimmick
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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 06 February 2018, 22:23:45 »
Very limited layout options for 550$. It supports only 1.5u mod keys   :(
5mm plate?  Why does it have to be so thick?   And why RGB LEDs?  they are just expensive gimmick

I don't disagree that $550 is a lot, but fixed layouts are way nicer as long as its a layout you use and 1.5u mod keys are the only mod keys that matter anyway. Almost any DECENT keyset supports them.

5mm cause why not something different? There are plenty of options for 1.5mm plates. The "why does it have to be so thick" is that it's as thick as it can be and still fit. It's not an accident, its intentional. If you don't like it that's fine, but your argument seems to be "make it cheaper and more generic" which to me is asking for a totally different product.

TBH, to me it just sounds like you just are not the target audience for the Zephyr.

If you just want a normal universal layout 65%, just get a TX65.
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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #72 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 09:45:51 »
So what's the total weight for this bad boy?

Echoing this question. That 5mm brass plate alone has to weigh a ton. What does the case + plate + weight weigh?
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Re: 黑金
« Reply #73 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 10:00:47 »
really nice pcb, any chance making pcb for tkl board?

There will be a TKL RGB board in the future, but it's unlikely it'll be compatible with pre-existing TKLs.

TKL would be awesome, but I'd prefer 75% or better yet "75% +1" like this amazing custom that a geekhacker made himself https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=75880.0

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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #74 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 12:32:58 »
dat bottom sure has a lot of screws
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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 16:47:09 »
Don't know why but I'm probably going to join
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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 16:50:56 »
Don't know why but I'm probably going to join

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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 16:52:52 »
Worst case scenario it's a timeless display piece, 50,000 years from now, when they dig the keyboard up, they'll respect my swag
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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 08 February 2018, 01:19:51 »
Don't know why but I'm probably going to join

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So what's the total weight for this bad boy?

Echoing this question. That 5mm brass plate alone has to weigh a ton. What does the case + plate + weight weigh?

2kg on the dot, before PCB. Just the case + plate + nameplate + screws. Plate alone weighs around 700g.

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Re: 黑金 (Zephyr)
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 10:43:37 »
Don't know why but I'm probably going to join

The power of Zeal compels you.

You jest but...

I joined like on the third day of the GB after swearing off that I wasn't.