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capsunlocked is excited to announce a new, original mechanical keyboard kit to the mechanical keyboard community.

The CU-75, is a 75% mechanical keyboard. The PCB will support both Cherry MX and ALPS switches, and there will be 2 separate plates to accommodate both switches. The CU-75 will support both ISO and ANSI layouts, and will feature underglow RGB lighting and also individual in-switch single colour LEDs. This will be the first 75% to support both Cherry MX and ALPS switches.



LAYOUT:


179166-0

This keyboard will support a Stepped Caps Lock Key!


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PCB:

FRONT


179162-1

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BACK

179164-2


*Please note that this will not be the final appearance of the PCB.


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CASE:

The case features a top and bottom part. There will be the option to order the bottom part in either Acrylic or Aluminium.


179160-3

The image above shows the weight that will be on this keyboard.


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179168-6


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This image features an all black CU-75, with a black plate.

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This image features an all black CU-75, with a gold plated plate.

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This image features an all black CU-75, with a brass plate.

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The bottom and top will be the same shade of back, however in the renders they are slightly different shades to show the two different case parts.

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This is the back of the case.

The following renders show the black top case, with the acrylic/nylon bottom case thus allowing the RGB Underglow to shine through.

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180117-13
180119-14





*More renders of the case will be coming soon.

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FEATURES:

- ISO / ANSI Layout Support
- Software: QMK
- RGB Underglow
- mini-USB Connector
- Aluminium Case
- High Profile Case
- Top Mounted Plate

Price: TBD


OPTIONS:

TOP CASE COLOURS:

- Matte White (Aluminium)
- Polished Black (Aluminium)
- Matte Black (Aluminium)
- Raw Aluminium

BOTTOM CASE COLOURS:

- Acrylic
- Matte Black
- Polished Black (Aluminium)
- Matte White (Aluminium)
- Raw Aluminium

POSITIONING PLATE OPTIONS:

- Raw Aluminium
- Matte White (Aluminium)
- Matte Black (Aluminium)
- Polished Black (Aluminium)
- Brass
- 24Carat Gold Plated (Copper Base)
- Silver Plated (Base TBD)

PCB COLOURS:

- Gloss Black PCB with Gloss White Silkscreen

WEIGHT OPTIONS:

- Brass

*Please note that these options have not been confirmed and may be subject to change. All of the options will be able to be purchased separately.


The case is being designed by: hineybush

The PCB has been designed by: ca178858

They are both a pleasure to work with, and this project would not be possible without either of them.



CHANGE LOG:

UPDATE 1 || 27 / 09 / 2017

- Created the post.

UPDATE 2 || 29 / 09 / 2017

- Added Stepped Caps Lock Information
- Corrected PCB Option Information
- Added Weight Information under Case Render 1, and added weight options.
- Software information updated.

UPDATE 3 || 13 / 10 / 2017

Here is a list of all the planned changes:

- The weight/insert on the front of the case is going to be removed. I am looking to replace this with a design on the underside of the case in either the form of a brass weight, or an engraving into the actual surface of the case.

I am in the process of selecting which renders will be added to this post, and the most recent ones feature the branding on the front. Please ignore this.


- This kit will feature south facing LEDs.
- This kit will support a split space bar. The render of the PCB at the top of this page is currently incorrect.
- The colour options will most likely be as follows: Matte Black Aluminium, Polished Black Aluminium, and Raw Aluminium for those who want to colour their case on their own.
- Unfortunately there will most likely be one option for the PCB (Black with White Silkscreen).
- Each kit will come with a sleeve, cable and cleaning cloth included.
« Last Edit: Fri, 13 October 2017, 12:49:54 by CAPS UNLOCKED »

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury.
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 27 September 2017, 13:18:30 »
TOP CASE COLOURS:

- Matte White (Aluminium)

Anodized? Is that possible?

Really like the case design, btw.

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury.
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 27 September 2017, 14:40:38 »
This looks fantastic! Love the case design and also how it's compatible to both ISO and ANSI

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 27 September 2017, 16:37:22 »
TOP CASE COLOURS:

- Matte White (Aluminium)

Anodized? Is that possible?

Really like the case design, btw.

I am curious to see how this is achieved as well. 

Would love a white board.
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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury.
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 27 September 2017, 16:40:57 »
Matte white is beautiful

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury.
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 27 September 2017, 18:01:45 »
I was actually looking to get somebody to produce something like this but in 65% format: https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/UTB8aR7skE_4iuJk43Fqq6z.FpXaY.jpg
The difference is that I was going for an underglow design but if you will be going ahead with the CU-75, I might back out.

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury.
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 27 September 2017, 18:21:38 »
Looking good. Can never have enough of 75%.

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 27 September 2017, 18:38:57 »
I really really like that Matte White

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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 27 September 2017, 19:02:57 »
I just noticed switches are mounted upside down on the PCB. Is this really necessary? Cant you just do the backlight with regular mounted switches, like varmillo does, for example? Upside down switches just dont feel the same.

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury.
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 03:17:23 »
Glad you'vs swapped to a top mounted plate instead of tray mount

How is the white aluminium going to be achieved? I'm under the impression PEO gives the best results, but have no idea on cost/availability of it

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury.
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 03:40:24 »
I really really like that Matte White

Glad you'vs swapped to a top mounted plate instead of tray mount

How is the white aluminium going to be achieved? I'm under the impression PEO gives the best results, but have no idea on cost/availability of it

TOP CASE COLOURS:

- Matte White (Aluminium)

Anodized? Is that possible?

Really like the case design, btw.

I am curious to see how this is achieved as well. 

Would love a white board.

Once the case design has been completed I will be contacting companies that can use the PEO process. If white is too expensive or is not possible, then another colour will be considered. What other colours would you like to see?

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury.
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 03:45:36 »
From the title I thought this would have been a full copper keyboard. Oh well...  :))

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury.
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 08:21:43 »
Once the case design has been completed I will be contacting companies that can use the PEO process. If white is too expensive or is not possible, then another colour will be considered. What other colours would you like to see?

I really want white but if it's not possible then I'd like to see bubblegum pink akin to how the Exent turned out - http://i.imgur.com/1wZfcFO.jpg

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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 08:40:07 »
it's a thicc m65a

meh
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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 08:45:12 »
it's a thicc m65a

meh

It looks very similar to the M65a, but I like how the case is a bit more curved in the renders. Plus, I would love that Matte White.

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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 08:47:01 »
it's a thicc m65a

meh

It looks very similar to the M65a, but I like how the case is a bit more curved in the renders. Plus, I would love that Matte White.

microarc finishes are REALLY fragile and bad

if it were offered in cerakote i could see some merit tho
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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 08:49:14 »
How about just leaving it uncoated? raw aluminum.

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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 09:05:17 »
Stepped caps lock ?  :)
Hoping for a matching numpad in the future as well!
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« Reply #18 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 18:22:45 »
I'm very much interested in this. If it gets a matching numpad in the future I'm definitely in!
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meh.

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury.
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 23:31:15 »
How about just leaving it uncoated? raw aluminum.

I might add raw Aluminium as an option, especially if white is not available.

Stepped caps lock ?  :)
Hoping for a matching numpad in the future as well!

I'm very much interested in this. If it gets a matching numpad in the future I'm definitely in!


This keyboard will support stepped caps lock! :)

If this keyboard is well received within the community, I will definitely consider a numpad and other layouts!

Once the case design has been completed I will be contacting companies that can use the PEO process. If white is too expensive or is not possible, then another colour will be considered. What other colours would you like to see?

I really want white but if it's not possible then I'd like to see bubblegum pink akin to how the Exent turned out - http://i.imgur.com/1wZfcFO.jpg


If white is not available, I may add raw Aluminium instead, or I might create a poll and let the community decide! :)



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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 29 September 2017, 00:56:51 »
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100% Luxury

Can we get an explanation on what exactly makes this %100 luxurious? Is that more luxurious than other offerings out right now? On paper it seems like it would be very similar to other customs already in circulation.

Quote
- 24Carat Gold Plated (Copper Base)
- Silver Plated (Base TBD)

Maybe this part? But I'd hardly think this would constitute a huge claim of luxury.

This keyboard will support a Stepped Caps Lock Key!

I think this is an assumption for pretty much any custom board these days, if it didn't support stepped caps it just wouldn't make sense.

The image above shows the weight that will be on this keyboard.

Is that a weight or an insert? Does it extend into the board more past the lettering? If not then i doubt it would qualify as a weight.


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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 29 September 2017, 07:14:44 »
The image above shows the weight that will be on this keyboard.

Is that a weight or an insert? Does it extend into the board more past the lettering? If not then i doubt it would qualify as a weight.


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The lettering will be on a plate that will be on the inside of the case. Admittedly this is purposely not a large weight.

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« Reply #22 on: Fri, 29 September 2017, 07:30:57 »
Would be nice to get some renders of the bottom of the case. Personally I would like a more traditional weight design like the TGR-910 or M65A.

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 29 September 2017, 07:37:13 »
Would the community be interested be in the following PCB Options:

Gloss Black PCB with Gloss White Silk Screen
Gloss White PCB with Gloss Black Silk Screen

Instead of:

Matte Black PCB with Matte Black Silk Screen
Matte White PCB with Matte White Silk Screen

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 29 September 2017, 13:41:59 »
Personally, I'd prefer matte over gloss. If the matte black ends up like apple's version, I'd be very happy.

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 29 September 2017, 15:30:23 »
The image above shows the weight that will be on this keyboard.

Is that a weight or an insert? Does it extend into the board more past the lettering? If not then i doubt it would qualify as a weight.


Quote
The lettering will be on a plate that will be on the inside of the case. Admittedly this is purposely not a large weight.

Not gonna address the other points then?

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 01 October 2017, 22:19:33 »
Personally, I'd prefer matte over gloss. If the matte black ends up like apple's version, I'd be very happy.

Are you referring to the case colour? The black will be matte.  :)

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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 00:42:53 »
looks promising, sub'd for future updates

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 00:51:17 »
looks promising, sub'd for future updates

Thank you! I am glad you like the design! :)

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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 06:38:33 »
have you finalized the design of the bottom of the case?

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 14:10:12 »
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100% Luxury

Can we get an explanation on what exactly makes this %100 luxurious? Is that more luxurious than other offerings out right now? On paper it seems like it would be very similar to other customs already in circulation.

Quote
- 24Carat Gold Plated (Copper Base)
- Silver Plated (Base TBD)

Maybe this part? But I'd hardly think this would constitute a huge claim of luxury.

This keyboard will support a Stepped Caps Lock Key!

I think this is an assumption for pretty much any custom board these days, if it didn't support stepped caps it just wouldn't make sense.

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 14:26:20 »
Quote
100% Luxury

Can we get an explanation on what exactly makes this %100 luxurious? Is that more luxurious than other offerings out right now? On paper it seems like it would be very similar to other customs already in circulation.

Quote
- 24Carat Gold Plated (Copper Base)
- Silver Plated (Base TBD)

Maybe this part? But I'd hardly think this would constitute a huge claim of luxury.

This keyboard will support a Stepped Caps Lock Key!

I think this is an assumption for pretty much any custom board these days, if it didn't support stepped caps it just wouldn't make sense.


Several users has questioned the “luxury” aspect of the kit, suggesting that it hardly differs from the quality of current custom kits and that there is nothing that deems this product as luxury.

The CU-75 is being marketed as a luxury product because capsunlocked believe it will be a luxury product. capsunlocked is in early promising talks with manufacturers from within the United Kingdom and United States to get them to produce the components of this kit. Although this may impact the price of the individual components, capsunlocked feels supporting local manufacturers is important and will lead to a higher quality product being produced. 

The materials and finishes chosen also qualify the CU-75 to be a luxury product. No other kit designer considers offering gold or silver plated positioning plates. Custom kits are expensive, and capsunlocked believes that all components should be aesthetically pleasing, which is why capsunlocked will be offering customers the chance to purchase a PCB that matches their keyboard.

The packaging is also important to capsunlocked and will be developed and designed to meet the high standards.

capsunlocked does not see this as another keyboard kit, but aims for this to be an experience from the moment you unbox it.

This, and all future original products produced by capsunlocked will be luxury and this has already been proven as capsunlocked is the only retailer to offer 22Carat Solid Gold Keycaps (https://instagram.com/p/BSbx2BPlP4p/).

Thank you for reading.

If you have any feedback or questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact capsunlocked directly.

capsunlocked is excited to share this project with the community.


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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 14:30:34 »
Quote
- 24Carat Gold Plated (Copper Base)
- Silver Plated (Base TBD)

Maybe this part? But I'd hardly think this would constitute a huge claim of luxury.

Oh, here comes the Luxury Inspector. Please adjust title to 96.85% luxury only.
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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 14:44:05 »
My only criticism is your lack of color options.
At the very least you should offer silver.

oh, maybe just me but i couldnt care less about the packaging....its going straight into the recycle bin.



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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 14:53:55 »
Maybe this part? But I'd hardly think this would constitute a huge claim of luxury.

Oh, here comes the Luxury Inspector. Please adjust title to 96.85% luxury only.

Tbh, eat a **** my guy.


Several users has questioned the “luxury” aspect of the kit, suggesting that it hardly differs from the quality of current custom kits and that there is nothing that deems this product as luxury.

The CU-75 is being marketed as a luxury product because capsunlocked believe it will be a luxury product.

No other kit designer considers offering gold or silver plated positioning plates. Custom kits are expensive, and capsunlocked believes that all components should be aesthetically pleasing, which is why capsunlocked will be offering customers the chance to purchase a PCB that matches their keyboard.

The packaging is also important to capsunlocked and will be developed and designed to meet the high standards.

capsunlocked does not see this as another keyboard kit, but aims for this to be an experience from the moment you unbox it.

This, and all future original products produced by capsunlocked will be luxury and this has already been proven as capsunlocked is the only retailer to offer 22Carat Solid Gold Keycaps (https://instagram.com/p/BSbx2BPlP4p/).

Materials used are listed as Aluminum for the most part which is the most used material for customs, but I dont blame you for sticking with it. Is it a specific aluminum that is stronger? Maybe some other redeeming quality which will make it more appealing than other customs?

Extremely limited color options makes this kind of lack luster as well. Maybe offer something like Hard ano, or even just a wide array of coloring options.

Choosing between a black or white pcb, with glossy or matte options hardly seems like a truly luxurious option. Why not expand on the PCB design with something that separates you guys from the pack? Split space, USB-C, uncommon colors (gold, silver, clear, copper), etc.

Packaging is not grounds for a claim of luxuriousness. I do not plan on typing on the packaging. Unless of course, this is like a wooden, leather lined, bulky CASE. Or maybe a form fitted carrying case that i could travel with this board in.

And no offense, but that gold cap looks extremely rough.

Like i said in the original question, the only thing currently setting you truly apart from the pack would be the gold/silver plated plates. If those work out, then more power to you, but until you guys prove otherwise, this is still just another 75% that blends in with the rest.
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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 15:29:42 »
My only criticism is your lack of color options.
At the very least you should offer silver.

oh, maybe just me but i couldnt care less about the packaging....its going straight into the recycle bin.





There will be more renders coming soon. I am open to adding more colours, thank you for the feedback!


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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 15:35:17 »
Maybe this part? But I'd hardly think this would constitute a huge claim of luxury.

Oh, here comes the Luxury Inspector. Please adjust title to 96.85% luxury only.

Tbh, eat a **** my guy.


Several users has questioned the “luxury” aspect of the kit, suggesting that it hardly differs from the quality of current custom kits and that there is nothing that deems this product as luxury.

The CU-75 is being marketed as a luxury product because capsunlocked believe it will be a luxury product.

No other kit designer considers offering gold or silver plated positioning plates. Custom kits are expensive, and capsunlocked believes that all components should be aesthetically pleasing, which is why capsunlocked will be offering customers the chance to purchase a PCB that matches their keyboard.

The packaging is also important to capsunlocked and will be developed and designed to meet the high standards.

capsunlocked does not see this as another keyboard kit, but aims for this to be an experience from the moment you unbox it.

This, and all future original products produced by capsunlocked will be luxury and this has already been proven as capsunlocked is the only retailer to offer 22Carat Solid Gold Keycaps (https://instagram.com/p/BSbx2BPlP4p/).

Materials used are listed as Aluminum for the most part which is the most used material for customs, but I dont blame you for sticking with it. Is it a specific aluminum that is stronger? Maybe some other redeeming quality which will make it more appealing than other customs?

Extremely limited color options makes this kind of lack luster as well. Maybe offer something like Hard ano, or even just a wide array of coloring options.

Choosing between a black or white pcb, with glossy or matte options hardly seems like a truly luxurious option. Why not expand on the PCB design with something that separates you guys from the pack? Split space, USB-C, uncommon colors (gold, silver, clear, copper), etc.

Packaging is not grounds for a claim of luxuriousness. I do not plan on typing on the packaging. Unless of course, this is like a wooden, leather lined, bulky CASE. Or maybe a form fitted carrying case that i could travel with this board in.

And no offense, but that gold cap looks extremely rough.

Like i said in the original question, the only thing currently setting you truly apart from the pack would be the gold/silver plated plates. If those work out, then more power to you, but until you guys prove otherwise, this is still just another 75% that blends in with the rest.

Thank you for the feedback, I really appreciate it. Hopefully once images of prototypes/samples emerge, potential customers will be able to see the quality of this kit.

I am open to adding more colours, which other colours would you like to see?

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 17:47:32 »
Renders look fantastic but 75% is not for me.   Why not 65%?

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 18:48:35 »
Why not 65%?

Because 75% is 10% more luxurious?

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 19:48:07 »
Renders look fantastic but 75% is not for me.   Why not 65%?

Unfortunately, I don't currently use a 65%. However if this is successful I will definitely expand this case design to cover different layouts. :)

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 03 October 2017, 07:48:19 »
How about a split space bar & TypeC interface?

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 03 October 2017, 08:34:15 »
There are many IC/GB 75% keyboards, but this one has really piqued my interest. I really like the curvature of the bezels.

Between this keyboard, the xeno 75%, and LZ-CLSm, I'll have to do some thinking... (as well as stopping myself from murdering my bank account)

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 03 October 2017, 09:20:57 »
The PCB shows north facing LEDs and the Renders show South facing LEDS - is this part of the Luxury Experience?
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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 03 October 2017, 10:08:35 »
There are many IC/GB 75% keyboards, but this one has really piqued my interest. I really like the curvature of the bezels.

Between this keyboard, the xeno 75%, and LZ-CLSm, I'll have to do some thinking... (as well as stopping myself from murdering my bank account)

Thank you for the feedback, I am glad you like the design! :)

The PCB shows north facing LEDs and the Renders show South facing LEDS - is this part of the Luxury Experience?

This is a mistake and is already being addressed. There will be new renders coming soon.


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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 03 October 2017, 11:19:28 »
How about a split space bar & TypeC interface?
3u + 3u would rock!

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 03 October 2017, 15:22:06 »
How about a split space bar & TypeC interface?
3u + 3u would rock!
That's retarded. You won't be able to find replacement caps.
1.25 + 2.25 + 2.75 is the best way to go for split.
meh.

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 03 October 2017, 15:44:52 »
How about a split space bar & TypeC interface?
3u + 3u would rock!
That's retarded. You won't be able to find replacement caps.
1.25 + 2.25 + 2.75 is the best way to go for split.

You wont be able to? Really? 3u is available for DSA, SA, XDA and cherry profile. Its even standard for filco minila. Did you know?
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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 03 October 2017, 17:07:44 »
How about a split space bar & TypeC interface?
3u + 3u would rock!
That's retarded. You won't be able to find replacement caps.
1.25 + 2.25 + 2.75 is the best way to go for split.

You wont be able to? Really? 3u is available for DSA, SA, XDA and cherry profile. Its even standard for filco minila. Did you know?

DSA, SA and XDA are for plebs. Please show me a single GMK or EnjoyPBT set with 3u cap  :p
meh.

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 01:37:12 »
How about a split space bar & TypeC interface?
3u + 3u would rock!
That's retarded. You won't be able to find replacement caps.
1.25 + 2.25 + 2.75 is the best way to go for split.

You wont be able to? Really? 3u is available for DSA, SA, XDA and cherry profile. Its even standard for filco minila. Did you know?

DSA, SA and XDA are for plebs. Please show me a single GMK or EnjoyPBT set with 3u cap  :p
The way you address me is wrong. Work on your humility and tone towards strangers, it looks bad.

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And before you ask about 3u stabilizers, yeah they are widely available from suppliers http://ca.mouser.com/Search/m_ProductDetail.aspx?CHERRY%2f0G990743%2f&qs=sGAEpiMZZMsaqnnEkh1zaR6b6%2fY%252bBATZK8wnGconX80%3d

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Re: [IC] CU-75. 75% Layout, 100% Luxury. || UPDATE (2) [29 / 09 / 2017]
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 01:50:18 »
There aren't that many sets run as group buys here that offer a 3U space though, are there?