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Offline AlexG

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #50 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 22:13:38 »
I'd be all over this if 65% wasn't my least favorite layout. Looks great though, can't wait to see the next project.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #51 on: Sat, 17 February 2018, 03:13:34 »
My only issue is lack of customization. I'd totally consider this if it had winkey layout support.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #52 on: Sat, 17 February 2018, 03:31:19 »
I'd be all over this if 65% wasn't my least favorite layout. Looks great though, can't wait to see the next project.

Damn least fav eh :P.

It is my favorite layout and I'm just curious to as why you do not like it? :)

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 20 February 2018, 08:03:31 »
No ISO option on this PCB? Is that right? Seems an oversight given so many boards offer this? :(

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 20 February 2018, 08:28:48 »
My only issue is lack of customization. I'd totally consider this if it had winkey layout support.

Unfortunately, the RGB LEDs restricted the bottom row options, and supporting two bottom row options wasn't possible.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 20 February 2018, 08:37:29 »
No ISO option on this PCB? Is that right? Seems an oversight given so many boards offer this? :(

It's not an oversight, it's a design choice, to preserve the integrity of the plate, hence the very limited switch position options. Plates with ISO layout cutouts on top of ANSI layout cutouts are a mess around the ISO Enter. Since the plate in this case design is an integral and major design feature, we wanted to make it the best it could be, rather than compromise it for a small minority of potential users.

The Zeal65 PCB supports ISO Enter, so if there were enough people wanting a Zephyr with an ISO plate, then it's possible we could arrange that.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 21 February 2018, 05:42:52 »
My only issue is lack of customization. I'd totally consider this if it had winkey layout support.

Unfortunately, the RGB LEDs restricted the bottom row options, and supporting two bottom row options wasn't possible.

If only this had a .5 blocker and a windows key... it would be perfect. Your pcbs are soooo nice :O.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 21 February 2018, 07:18:07 »
Agreed, hope next round has .5 blocker. Also would be cool to expose the thicc plate out to the sides and back.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #58 on: Thu, 22 February 2018, 00:22:45 »

Hi Zeal - did you get a chance to take any Zephyr pics with switches/keycaps this weekend? Really interested to see more!


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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 22 February 2018, 09:41:21 »
looks nice,  I am glad I ordered blue zephyr    :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #61 on: Sun, 25 February 2018, 00:50:17 »
Will the Zeal65 PCB offered by itself in the future, like the Zeal60? And will it support other layouts for the bottom?

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #62 on: Sun, 25 February 2018, 01:56:56 »
Will the Zeal65 PCB offered by itself in the future, like the Zeal60? And will it support other layouts for the bottom?

i asked zeal about this while i was trying to get a PCB for a 65% some friends and i are working on, it will NOT be available on its own
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #63 on: Sun, 25 February 2018, 06:05:01 »
Will the Zeal65 PCB offered by itself in the future, like the Zeal60? And will it support other layouts for the bottom?

i asked zeal about this while i was trying to get a PCB for a 65% some friends and i are working on, it will NOT be available on its own

To be perfectly clear, the Zeal65 PCB being produced for Zephyr is also a limited run, as it's specifically designed for the Zephyr case.

That doesn't rule out it being produced in future for other case designs (perhaps with modifications to suit, i.e. USB location, etc.) either sold through ZealPC.net or other vendors.


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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 25 February 2018, 12:59:40 »
Will the Zeal65 PCB offered by itself in the future, like the Zeal60? And will it support other layouts for the bottom?

i asked zeal about this while i was trying to get a PCB for a 65% some friends and i are working on, it will NOT be available on its own

To be perfectly clear, the Zeal65 PCB being produced for Zephyr is also a limited run, as it's specifically designed for the Zephyr case.

That doesn't rule out it being produced in future for other case designs (perhaps with modifications to suit, i.e. USB location, etc.) either sold through ZealPC.net or other vendors.

this is not what zeal told me but i guess you'd know better since you designed the thing
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 25 February 2018, 13:03:09 »
Thanks for the replies! Don't have the money for the Zephyr kit, as much as I would like it, so I will be hoping a Zeal65 PCB will come out separately in the future.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 10:29:19 »
Waitin on that red now, comes out close to my bday, so hopefully it stays on schedule for a late bday gift.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 11:44:04 »
Waitin on that red now, comes out close to my bday, so hopefully it stays on schedule for a late bday gift.
Last time I spoke to Zeal nobody had ordered red. You might be the first Dale :)

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 11:47:24 »
Waitin on that red now, comes out close to my bday, so hopefully it stays on schedule for a late bday gift.
Last time I spoke to Zeal nobody had ordered red. You might be the first Dale :)

I can only hope  :))

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 11:54:57 »
To be perfectly clear, the Zeal65 PCB being produced for Zephyr is also a limited run, as it's specifically designed for the Zephyr case.

What happens if you spill beer in your zephyr and PCB dies?

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 12:07:21 »
To be perfectly clear, the Zeal65 PCB being produced for Zephyr is also a limited run, as it's specifically designed for the Zephyr case.

What happens if you spill beer in your zephyr and PCB dies?

Haha, if I paid this much for a keyboard, I would be too afraid to drink anything near it.

I won't even have bread crumbs near my CA66 when it arrives.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 12:09:50 »
To be perfectly clear, the Zeal65 PCB being produced for Zephyr is also a limited run, as it's specifically designed for the Zephyr case.

What happens if you spill beer in your zephyr and PCB dies?
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« Reply #72 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 12:16:28 »
To be perfectly clear, the Zeal65 PCB being produced for Zephyr is also a limited run, as it's specifically designed for the Zephyr case.

What happens if you spill beer in your zephyr and PCB dies?
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 12:19:58 »
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This should be clean enough right?

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 12:36:40 »
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This should be clean enough right?

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There just isn't anything nice about this :-X

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« Reply #75 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 13:05:26 »
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This should be clean enough right?

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 15:47:58 »
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 07:29:15 »
Today's the last day for the Zephyr GB!

Updated OP with some shots of the Red Zephyr with GMK RA caps.
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #78 on: Fri, 20 April 2018, 16:21:37 »
are we going to get our boards soon?

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 20 April 2018, 19:25:28 »
Oh yeah, I forgot about it supposedly coming out the end of this month, early May...SWEET  :))

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #80 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 00:33:15 »
Aluminum parts are being anodized, PCBs scheduled to ship out end of April. Looking at first week of May fulfillment right now.
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #81 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 15:24:20 »
Any chance for extras?

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #82 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 17:14:49 »
Any chance for extras?

Probably a R2 later on.
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 17:38:12 »
Any chance for extras?

Probably a R2 later on.

Please do, I would love another shot at this.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #84 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 18:17:33 »
Aluminum parts are being anodized, PCBs scheduled to ship out end of April. Looking at first week of May fulfillment right now.

Aww yeah, can't wait to live stream / build this baby!

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 21:55:07 »
Any chance for extras?

Probably a R2 later on.


Please do an R2 with a MAO case! Money ready!!! Thank you so much.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #86 on: Sun, 22 April 2018, 04:32:24 »
Definitely in for R2.  :thumb:

Edit: Although I would prefer Winkey or blockers just for keycap compatibility.
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #87 on: Sun, 29 April 2018, 17:49:49 »
Zeal65 黑金 PCBs picked up on Saturday. I expect to receive them Monday afternoon!
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #88 on: Sun, 29 April 2018, 19:13:26 »
Awesome. Thanks for the update, Zeal!

What's the current status on the brass plates, nameplates, etc.?
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #89 on: Mon, 07 May 2018, 00:35:13 »
First week of May passed. Is there any updates?  ;)
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #90 on: Tue, 08 May 2018, 11:44:22 »
Aluminum is done anodizing, a few pictures below.
Switch plate is done, PVD looks great. Excuse the lighting / colours of the anodizing, fluorescent factory lighting + phone pics = colours are all off.

PVD nameplate needs to be redone as there are some finish issues. Requested to recut brass / PVD.  This will delay the shipment a bit.  :(




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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #91 on: Wed, 06 June 2018, 23:52:11 »
Hey man! It's been awhile. Can we expect fulfillment before FIFA world cup?  ;D
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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #92 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 00:36:00 »
Hey man! It's been awhile. Can we expect fulfillment before FIFA world cup?  ;D

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #93 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 00:59:13 »
damn...this is some high quality stuff...cant wait to see some builds

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #94 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 07:55:49 »
Zeal website says they are all out until 6/10. Hopefully we get an update then.

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #95 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 09:52:30 »
Fingers crossed to get this one soon, can't wait to build it  :D

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #96 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 10:40:41 »
Wah the latest photos look reeeeeally nice!

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #97 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 11:43:07 »
I still need to decide on switches for this. Maybe MX silent stems in zeal housings..

What do you guys plan on using?

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #98 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 11:52:32 »
I still need to decide on switches for this. Maybe MX silent stems in zeal housings..

What do you guys plan on using?

If you're gonna go that route, just go zilents. I went with 65g's and lubed them, can't even hear them  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Zephyr 65% Custom RGB Keyboard Kit
« Reply #99 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 12:07:13 »
Good impressions overall for the zilents? I've definitely considered it, but I was kinda leaning towards linears for this build. Still undecided though.