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[IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad (GB open)
« on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 12:09:09 »
Orange TKL was our first design. It's not perfect but I've been asked many times for a round 2. However we always prefer to do something new, even not totally new, instead of Round2s.

Here're some renders for a 75% version of Orange and a numpad in the same design principle.

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There are two types of top case on Orange75 I'm considering.

  • The type 1 top case has a replaceable nameplate module on the top right.
  • The type 2 top case has a separated top row. The keys on the top row are separated in clusters.

The designs are still in very initial stage. Any suggestions are welcome especially for the nameplate module and logos.

edit: add renders for numpads



edit: add one render with indicators on the top right:

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 12:15:21 »
I like!  Would there be anyway to get the F row to reach all the way to the last row beneath?  Either with a logo like you mentioned or an extra key and slide the F row over to the left to make it fit
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 12:19:01 »
Looks great. Really like the colour selection. For the weight in the pad you could maybe do half a slice of orange. Might look pretty nice.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 12:22:57 »
I like!  Would there be anyway to get the F row to reach all the way to the last row beneath?  Either with a logo like you mentioned or an extra key and slide the F row over to the left to make it fit

Agreed on an extra top right key in the Type 2, unless you're using that space as part of the visual massing?

Also your graphic looks similar to my friend's furniture company's logo http://www.mor-he.com/vesica-chair-harta/ though his of course is probably not the first example.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 12:28:53 »
Prefer 2nd type. Would you consider doing this without a weight?

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 13:05:16 »
like the second ones a bit more

but the colors are great
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 13:19:47 »
Sexy numpad.  Them bezels...  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 13:46:28 »
I'm glad we finally get to see a 75% with spacing and staggered f-row. It is definitely a big welcome and much needed change to the typical 75%.
Will you also be addressing the problem with the bottom piece's interior not deep enough and might cause shorting?

Here is a picture(not mine) of focus fk-1001 with staggered f-row. Hope this will give you some more inspirations.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 13:50:39 »
Type 2 case is dope! Really like and appreciate F-row spacers and cursor keys.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 15:43:21 »
I like!  Would there be anyway to get the F row to reach all the way to the last row beneath?  Either with a logo like you mentioned or an extra key and slide the F row over to the left to make it fit


Agreed on an extra top right key in the Type 2, unless you're using that space as part of the visual massing?


I've considered that as well but I can't imagine what keycap should be put there behind F12. Maybe a novelty?

Another option is to place a small round namplate there. Also, leaving it empty is not that bad to me tbh.
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 15:46:43 »
Looks great. Really like the colour selection. For the weight in the pad you could maybe do half a slice of orange. Might look pretty nice.

half a slice of orange sounds like a good idea.

like the second ones a bit more

but the colors are great

It seems type 2 is more popular. Those colors actually are just for rendering but I'll try to find some new colors irl.
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 15:49:06 »
Prefer 2nd type. Would you consider doing this without a weight?

Well, I do have considered that. but without the weight it won't be called "Orange" right?

In the render the weight is still the same style with Orange TKL. It will be changed to a better way in the final design.
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 15:50:27 »
I like!  Would there be anyway to get the F row to reach all the way to the last row beneath?  Either with a logo like you mentioned or an extra key and slide the F row over to the left to make it fit


Agreed on an extra top right key in the Type 2, unless you're using that space as part of the visual massing?


I've considered that as well but I can't imagine what keycap should be put there behind F12. Maybe a novelty?

Another option is to place a small round namplate there. Also, leaving it empty is not that bad to me tbh.

I have one and I use it for power/sleep. Also novelty show-off is not a bad use. Can also be used to switch layers.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 15:51:25 »
Will you also be addressing the problem with the bottom piece's interior not deep enough and might cause shorting?


Of course and not just that. Many details will be improved in Orange75 compared with Orange TKL.

And thanks for the photos. Very helpful!
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 15:57:14 »

I have one and I use it for power/sleep. Also novelty show-off is not a bad use. Can also be used to switch layers.

I don't worry about the functionality about the one key behind F12. I actually worry more about the keysets' compatibility. For example if I put GMK 9009 on this board, which cap should I put there? Will it look nice? I'm sure there will be many good looking combinations with novelties or artisans but I hope the board won't narrow down the keyset choices.
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 15:59:32 »
The last three colors are super nice. Do you have a price in mind you're aiming for? Closer to the orange TKL or the time TKL?

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 16:14:54 »
call the pad the clementine

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 17:26:27 »
Would like an angle on this.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 18:34:33 »
The last three colors are super nice. Do you have a price in mind you're aiming for? Closer to the orange TKL or the time TKL?

Haven't asked for a quote yet but should be similar to Orange TKL I guess.
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 18:35:35 »
call the pad the clementine

or mandarin
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 18:49:33 »
call the pad the clementine

or mandarin
Idk clementine sounds cuter
Tangerine works too but sounds worse to me

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 23:48:11 »
Glad to see your next project and it's another Orange!
I am in this too definitely, even though what I want more is Orange 80%.

Between the options I love type2 - separated F rows.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 00:07:04 »
The top w/o the nameplate looks a bit off with the empty space in the upper left corner. Maybe add indicator lights, orange logo or maybe just a key? Also would love to see usb-c pcb. Really liking the design otherwise.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 00:11:13 »
I want the type 2. I'm very interested in this. Thank you.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 01:11:20 »
love the keypad
I would definitely join the group buy.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 03:57:54 »
Will definitely get a pad to match my pizza80, it's good to see you back Senter!


A numpad without the logo would be appreciated
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 05:08:19 »
Type 2 looks wonderful!


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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 07:47:10 »
Glad to see your next project and it's another Orange!
I am in this too definitely, even though what I want more is Orange 80%.

Between the options I love type2 - separated F rows.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 07:48:28 »
The top w/o the nameplate looks a bit off with the empty space in the upper left corner. Maybe add indicator lights, orange logo or maybe just a key? Also would love to see usb-c pcb. Really liking the design otherwise.

I'm working on some renders with some of the features you mentioned. Will update here
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 07:51:40 »
Will definitely get a pad to match my pizza80, it's good to see you back Senter!


A numpad without the logo would be appreciated

Thanks Simon. It was CNY and I was in a car accident. now I'm back  :D

I'm not satisfied with the current numpad design. Without a logo, do you think 4 top macro keys look good? 
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 08:29:43 »
I love the colored version without logo on numpad or led on the 75.

I like the empty space on the f row too.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 10:13:13 »
Another vote for the 2nd type with separated f row keys.

This looks awesome! I got an Orange 80 and it's my primary keyboard, love it. Already setting funds aside for this. I know it's still really early, but do you have any idea if pricing will be around (or less) than the Orange 80?

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 11:36:23 »
I'm liking it, could we see a profile view of the case??

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 11:38:39 »
comment mostly for myself to watch thread - still regret missing orange tkl


https://i.imgur.com/X4i5YaV.jpg




have you tried a symmetrical top, (add another key on top right, make gaps equal) i like the missing key but makes me think "910"

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 12:18:05 »
Type II looks pretty interesting to me. Should be fun to see where this goes.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 15:33:07 »
Another vote for the 2nd type with separated f row keys.

This looks awesome! I got an Orange 80 and it's my primary keyboard, love it. Already setting funds aside for this. I know it's still really early, but do you have any idea if pricing will be around (or less) than the Orange 80?

I'll try my best to make it less, maybe not much, than Orange TKL. And old customers get additional gift/discount.
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 15:42:31 »
I'm liking it, could we see a profile view of the case??

Check out the photos of Orange TKL shared by previous buyers. The profile will be similar.
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 15:55:39 »

have you tried a symmetrical top, (add another key on top right, make gaps equal) i like the missing key but makes me think "910"

Symmetrical top is the first idea I dismissed.

The top row keys in type 1 design are aligned to the second row so that your fingers know the key above 5 is F5.

The top row keys in type 2 design are the same with normal 87/104 keyboards, such that you will be familiar withe the key positions.

About adding one key on top right:


I don't worry about the functionality about the one key behind F12. I actually worry more about the keysets' compatibility. For example if I put GMK 9009 on this board, which cap should I put there? Will it look nice? I'm sure there will be many good looking combinations with novelties or artisans but I hope the board won't narrow down the keyset choices.
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 18:58:31 »
the sky blue is beautiful. Look forward to this.

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 06:15:26 »
solved
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 09:34:14 »
Very cool, looking forward to more news on it!

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 12:11:54 »
Amazing Board

This board will be priced well judging by how the Orange TKL was priced :D
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 12:45:15 »


One more render with indicators on the top right corner.
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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 12:56:14 »
This kit is adorable.  The chunky but highly rounded bezels are interesting, and the overall look is retro-inspired.  Makes me think of 50s-60s furniture and tech.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 13:00:31 »
Really like this assuming a price tag around 250ish and ability to get it san's numbpad... and I would sign up. I loved the TKL Time board but the price just did me in! Going from the high 300's to 500+ was just to big a leap... Hopefully a 75% stay's more affordable.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 18:02:26 »
I prefer the first one with the badge logo on the top right. However, I hope both are offered. :)

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 20:49:54 »
Really like this assuming a price tag around 250ish and ability to get it san's numbpad... and I would sign up. I loved the TKL Time board but the price just did me in! Going from the high 300's to 500+ was just to big a leap... Hopefully a 75% stay's more affordable.

Same here. Personally, I would rather have one with a nameplate in order to add another layer of customization.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 22:06:49 »
Show Image


One more render with indicators on the top right corner.
I like this design. It's simple.

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Re: [IC] Orange75 & Orange Pad
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 05:09:41 »
I'm Second Image In.

So Please Orange 80% Added..

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« Reply #49 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 05:59:45 »
Wow, gorgeous design! Imagine the blue case with SA Godspeed.. Keep up the good work, definitely keeping my eye on this one! :thumb: