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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #100 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 13:18:55 »
I missed out on this board for some reason in the early stages.  Consider me a reserved spot for this one.  Can't wait!
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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #101 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 09:33:22 »
Ive wanted a 40-50% board for so long but could never convince myself to get one due to the brackets not being on the default layer.  Its a minor thing but as a programmer I considered those to the tipping point for how small of a board I'm willing to go to.  cant wait!

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #102 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 09:52:30 »
Ive wanted a 40-50% board for so long but could never convince myself to get one due to the brackets not being on the default layer.  Its a minor thing but as a programmer I considered those to the tipping point for how small of a board I'm willing to go to.  cant wait!

Agreed.  Loving the smaller boards coming out with dedicated brackets still. 

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #103 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 09:07:03 »
Ive wanted a 40-50% board for so long but could never convince myself to get one due to the brackets not being on the default layer.  Its a minor thing but as a programmer I considered those to the tipping point for how small of a board I'm willing to go to.  cant wait!

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 17 January 2019, 22:38:39 »
After thinking about this more, it has one too many columns for me. I feel like if you're chopping off the number row, you might as well go down to Minivan/JD45 size.

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #105 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 00:45:46 »
After thinking about this more, it has one too many columns for me. I feel like if you're chopping off the number row, you might as well go down to Minivan/JD45 size.
For me the hole point about this keyboard, is the extra column. Please keep it. Otherwise it would be just one under many.

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[IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #106 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 18:29:48 »
Im looking forward to this board!
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Sign me up for a standard layout model. Im looking forward to finalized available case color options once the GB  starts!

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #107 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 14:39:54 »
Been lurking on this a hot minute. I love that this has room for the brackets, apostrophe, question mark, etc. to have their own keys. Thats been a desire of mine in these <60% boards. Definitely interested in one with a 7u HHKB layout.
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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #108 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 16:50:24 »
Waiting on first cnc prototype guys  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #109 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 17:47:00 »
Waiting on first cnc prototype guys  :thumb:
Looking forward to it


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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #110 on: Thu, 21 February 2019, 19:27:21 »
This is looking exciting!

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #111 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 11:20:01 »
any dates on the prototype arrival?

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 11:21:57 »
any dates on the prototype arrival?
it should arrive in about a month, it was of course delayed for CNY

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #113 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 13:12:42 »
any dates on the prototype arrival?
it should arrive in about a month, it was of course delayed for CNY
Awesome  :)

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #114 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 16:16:58 »
any dates on the prototype arrival?
it should arrive in about a month, it was of course delayed for CNY
Awesome  :)
Looking forward to this! & I should be able to order an extra PCB too, right?


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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #115 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 12:48:11 »
Excited for this one!  Solves many of the reasons holding me back from going less than 60%.

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #116 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 14:45:02 »
i REALLY like this, i love hhkb layout and 40%

this is the best of both worlds

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #117 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 21:05:49 »
This looks awesome. I would love to have a 40%ish board in HHKB layout. I personally don't use function keys as I just set my spacebar to the first function layer when held then I go from there. Definitely interested in a brass version when this becomes available. Are you expecting this IC to move to GB before 3Qtr 2019?

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #118 on: Tue, 26 February 2019, 12:52:00 »
is it possible to make it a wkl 40 version?
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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #119 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 16:52:06 »
I have been looking at 40% keyboards lately and I just don't know how well I could handle the missing symbol keys.  This solves that.  Looking forward to it.

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #120 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 17:04:55 »
I really dig the ideal of this board, it's basically a shrunken 60%! I've gotten fairly used to the ortho & MIT layout I use on my Let's Split & NIU mini for 40%, but this looks it could be more comfortable than that! Gonna keep an eye on this project, GL with it moving forward! :thumb:

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« Reply #121 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 22:14:36 »
been looking for a 40-50% for a long time and this is the PERFECT layout. very excited for this

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #122 on: Mon, 25 March 2019, 23:34:20 »
I'm interested in this!!
However will the switches have north or south facing LEDs? I believe this is important for Cherry profile users!

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #123 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 00:22:53 »
Very nice keyboard, in particular, the blocker's case. But, nor sure if splitting the space bar at BN instead to at VB works. Thumb rest naturally under N while at the home row.

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #124 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 00:24:38 »
Love the hhkb layout.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a 45% keyboard
« Reply #125 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 09:58:26 »
Has the prototype arrived yet?   ;D

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« Reply #126 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 10:04:26 »
Has the prototype arrived yet?   ;D

It has not, im getting prototypes for 2 others designs as well so its been taking a bit longer.
it should be about 3 weeks away inc. shipping time.

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #127 on: Tue, 23 April 2019, 05:25:24 »
Any updates?  :D

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #128 on: Tue, 23 April 2019, 20:20:03 »
I'm adding this to my watch list - 50% feels like the smallest I can reasonably use. Brackets are too important for me to give up in daily work/life.
Looking forward to Sanctuary Rebirth, GMK Wavez, and the next paycheck.

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« Reply #129 on: Wed, 24 April 2019, 03:54:30 »
Any updates?  :D

This is the only update i can give for now, still waiting on prototypes.

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #130 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 20:24:25 »
Any updates?  :D

This is the only update i can give for now, still waiting on prototypes.

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Looking good to me! Excited to see the case prototypes.
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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #131 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 03:09:37 »
I'm in! Been looking for a small keeb with , and support (without putting them on layers)

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #132 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 05:52:49 »
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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #133 on: Sat, 11 May 2019, 06:26:11 »
Was just having a think, since underglow is supported, should be possible to have an acrylic diffuser middle piece right? not saying it should be offered, just wondering if its possible or if there's any clearing issues?
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« Reply #134 on: Sat, 11 May 2019, 06:42:31 »
Was just having a think, since underglow is supported, should be possible to have an acrylic diffuser middle piece right? not saying it should be offered, just wondering if its possible or if there's any clearing issues?

whenever i get the prototypes, i will announce removed and added features. Underglow support has been removed. Im doing this because, there are already so many sku's and this is my firstish GB.
Stay tuned, i got update from the factory that the cnc was completed last week for all protos, and they should be anod' and shipped to me next week.

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #135 on: Sat, 11 May 2019, 07:52:23 »
I really like this. I have not seen a 40% layout that I could actually use, but this I could. What will the price be?

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« Reply #136 on: Sat, 11 May 2019, 08:14:30 »
I really like this. I have not seen a 40% layout that I could actually use, but this I could. What will the price be?

The price is looking to be around $285-300 with a pcb and plate.

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #137 on: Sun, 12 May 2019, 13:10:31 »
Was just having a think, since underglow is supported, should be possible to have an acrylic diffuser middle piece right? not saying it should be offered, just wondering if its possible or if there's any clearing issues?

whenever i get the prototypes, i will announce removed and added features. Underglow support has been removed. Im doing this because, there are already so many sku's and this is my firstish GB.
Stay tuned, i got update from the factory that the cnc was completed last week for all protos, and they should be anod' and shipped to me next week.

oh noz, now I'm sad.

Slight bit surprise as I thought response to underglow has been positive. sku's?
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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #138 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 16:36:22 »
Was just having a think, since underglow is supported, should be possible to have an acrylic diffuser middle piece right? not saying it should be offered, just wondering if its possible or if there's any clearing issues?

whenever i get the prototypes, i will announce removed and added features. Underglow support has been removed. Im doing this because, there are already so many sku's and this is my firstish GB.
Stay tuned, i got update from the factory that the cnc was completed last week for all protos, and they should be anod' and shipped to me next week.

oh noz, now I'm sad.

Slight bit surprise as I thought response to underglow has been positive. sku's?

yes i think its been good too, but having PC which requires extra QC together with all the different versions of L50 that i want to provide may be too much for a first gb.
there is already standard top, hhkb top, wkl top, alu bottom and brass bottom.

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #139 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 17:31:18 »
Was just having a think, since underglow is supported, should be possible to have an acrylic diffuser middle piece right? not saying it should be offered, just wondering if its possible or if there's any clearing issues?

whenever i get the prototypes, i will announce removed and added features. Underglow support has been removed. Im doing this because, there are already so many sku's and this is my firstish GB.
Stay tuned, i got update from the factory that the cnc was completed last week for all protos, and they should be anod' and shipped to me next week.

oh noz, now I'm sad.

Slight bit surprise as I thought response to underglow has been positive. sku's?

yes i think its been good too, but having PC which requires extra QC together with all the different versions of L50 that i want to provide may be too much for a first gb.
there is already standard top, hhkb top, wkl top, alu bottom and brass bottom.

Any potential for a second round with PCBv2? :P I mean, so long as the case design took underglow into consideration in the first place (asking specifically for that middle piece idea XD), it would work out then?
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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #140 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 17:32:34 »
The is the most sensible layout in the staggered 40-50% range I've ever seen. No sacrificing of important dedicated keys like semicolon, quote, comma, period, or forward slash. You can almost fully customize it with any standard layout keyset.
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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #141 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 17:33:10 »
Was just having a think, since underglow is supported, should be possible to have an acrylic diffuser middle piece right? not saying it should be offered, just wondering if its possible or if there's any clearing issues?

whenever i get the prototypes, i will announce removed and added features. Underglow support has been removed. Im doing this because, there are already so many sku's and this is my firstish GB.
Stay tuned, i got update from the factory that the cnc was completed last week for all protos, and they should be anod' and shipped to me next week.

oh noz, now I'm sad.

Slight bit surprise as I thought response to underglow has been positive. sku's?

yes i think its been good too, but having PC which requires extra QC together with all the different versions of L50 that i want to provide may be too much for a first gb.
there is already standard top, hhkb top, wkl top, alu bottom and brass bottom.

Any potential for a second round with PCBv2? :P I mean, so long as the case design took underglow into consideration in the first place (asking specifically for that middle piece idea XD), it would work out then?

yes the case could take a mid piece acrylic difuser, ill take this into consideration during the gb  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #142 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 03:49:15 »
The kind of layout that I've been looking for so long! Count me in!
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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #143 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 05:16:18 »
Was just having a think, since underglow is supported, should be possible to have an acrylic diffuser middle piece right? not saying it should be offered, just wondering if its possible or if there's any clearing issues?

whenever i get the prototypes, i will announce removed and added features. Underglow support has been removed. Im doing this because, there are already so many sku's and this is my firstish GB.
Stay tuned, i got update from the factory that the cnc was completed last week for all protos, and they should be anod' and shipped to me next week.

oh noz, now I'm sad.

Slight bit surprise as I thought response to underglow has been positive. sku's?

yes i think its been good too, but having PC which requires extra QC together with all the different versions of L50 that i want to provide may be too much for a first gb.
there is already standard top, hhkb top, wkl top, alu bottom and brass bottom.

Any potential for a second round with PCBv2? :P I mean, so long as the case design took underglow into consideration in the first place (asking specifically for that middle piece idea XD), it would work out then?

yes the case could take a mid piece acrylic difuser, ill take this into consideration during the gb  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #144 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 09:08:11 »
This one has me excited.  I use split space on all my 40's due to lack of a few keys.  Knowing I can do a full 7u spacebar is awesome.  I'm in.
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« Reply #145 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 16:35:29 »
Interested! I can't seem to learn to live with a MIT- sized 40% and this looks like it fixes all the wrongs.

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« Reply #146 on: Sun, 19 May 2019, 03:14:22 »
It is an interesting project. I am definitely in :)
I just want to ask something about the plate, could you consider to make more screw holes to stick the plate with the case. For example, the plate of pearl has total 14 screw holes. I think that it will help the keyboarb and type feeling are become much more stable.
Thank you for reading this.

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #147 on: Sun, 19 May 2019, 05:35:06 »
It is an interesting project. I am definitely in :)
I just want to ask something about the plate, could you consider to make more screw holes to stick the plate with the case. For example, the plate of pearl has total 14 screw holes. I think that it will help the keyboarb and type feeling are become much more stable.
Thank you for reading this.

i'm no expert nor have i tried typing on a pearl but a plate this size with 14 mounting points would make bottom out/typing really harsh because there wouldnt be any flex from the plate. heh

at 14 points, it might as well be an integrated plate  ;)
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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #148 on: Tue, 11 June 2019, 14:50:49 »
Update 2019-06-11

Im doing a build stream of the Lynx L50 prototype in 10 minutes, and i will also show of a couple of my upcoming designs.
I hope you want to tune in for a first look at the Lynx L50!  :p

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Re: [IC] Lynx L50 - a premium 50% keyboard
« Reply #149 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 04:25:42 »
Pleased to see this is moving along, and the board is looking great!