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Hello, friends of Geekhack,

We are excited to reopen our IC for G60, with better features than last time. G60 is a retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard designed by Scott from the Basic I/O Instruments (BIOI). After obtaining feedback from the GH community in a previous IC and a successful trial run private GB, Scott has optimized many fine details, and we believe G60 warrants a full run at GH.

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Its key features are as follows.

1. The design is inspired by Cherry G80-3000 Series, the size is cut down to 60%.
2. Aluminum 6061
3. 10 Colors available
4. Top-bottom case design
5. Compatible with both Top Mount and standard GH60 style tray mount
6. Compatible with most PCBs based on GH60 (via an included FPC extension kit)
7. Optional high-performance QMK-based Bluetooth/USB Dual Mode PCB designed by BIOI
8. Compatible with both USB-C and USB-Mini
9. Multiple layouts compatibility, NEW POLL HERE
10. Optional plate material (PC, CF, Brass) and optional 4mm thick plates, NEW POLL HERE
11. Designed by Scott from BIOI
12. Manufactured by ALF

Let us know what you think, and please provide feedback! Kindly fill out the Interest Check Form below.

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Fill out the NEW POLL about thick plates, optional plate material, and layout options

Updates:

10/8/2018: R2 prototype is being made

Projected Timeline:
Now - Early November: Prototype and finetuning details
Early -Mid-November: Start GB

« Last Edit: Wed, 10 October 2018, 17:34:42 by oldcat »
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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 12:31:42 »
Interested. So it is a hybrid mounting system? Top-mount plate AND tray mount poles?

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 12:33:01 »
 :D thanks oldcat!
After 6 months testing, it's time to intruduce G60 to everyone now...

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 12:33:20 »
Interested. So it is a hybrid mounting system? Top-mount plate AND tray mount poles?

Yes :)

And plus, it's compatible with regular PCB, plus dual mode QMK-based PCB.
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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 12:35:20 »
Very interested.

Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 12:36:44 »
Yes, finally!!! I've been waiting for this board for so long!!!

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 13:19:14 »
Will the Bluetooth/USB dual mode code be contributed to QMK?

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 13:27:36 »
Very excited, hope this happens in the near future

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 13:33:24 »
Thanks for keeping the tray mount compatibility!

I know many people prefer top mount but I have an old keyboard I wanna swap cases with lol.

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 13:38:07 »
Remember seeing this, really dig the lines. Id be interested

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 14:01:16 »
Nice. Bluetooth + QMK would be a rare and outstanding feature. If that happens, i am in for one.

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 14:03:55 »
This looks really interesting! May have to jump in on this depending on price. I have bought way too much stuff this year.

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 14:08:48 »
Top mount G60! Can't wait to have one.

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 15:35:04 »
Will the Bluetooth/USB dual mode code be contributed to QMK?

Please ask Scott directly :)
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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 17:05:17 »
Nice!!!

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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 17:22:47 »
In for at least two! Any chance there might be an option for HHKB layout blockers?

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 18:50:11 »
:D thanks oldcat!
After 6 months testing, it's time to intruduce G60 to everyone now...

Scott my man!
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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 19:03:57 »
:D thanks oldcat!
After 6 months testing, it's time to intruduce G60 to everyone now...

Scott my man!

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 19:50:22 »
This could definitely tempt me to get another 60...

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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 20:54:38 »
I'm in on this.
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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 22:40:01 »
Scott,

I bought one from your private GB (via a friend) it is still in transit to me though. May i know if it is also compatible with top mount plates? If so, i can just get a pcb/plate from the GB?

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 23:10:48 »
Is there anywhere to see all the possible layouts?

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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 00:15:58 »
Can you provide some more information about the PCB? Supported layouts?

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 00:38:50 »
Is there anywhere to see all the possible layouts?

At this time, ANSI and ANSI with arrow clusters are supported

I will ask Scott to provide some more details for his own dual mode pcb and if you use your own pcb
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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 02:22:05 »
Intersted

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« Reply #25 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 03:23:31 »
This is super nice. What are the plate material options for tray-mount and top-mount respectively?

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 04:05:04 »
Off-white or beige colour case please!

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 05:39:15 »
Really dig the design, not psyched by ALF's color catalog. I would love a gold/copper/brass/champagne or even a timid yellow like on the Leaf.

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 07:09:23 »
Really dig the design, not psyched by ALF's color catalog. I would love a gold/copper/brass/champagne or even a timid yellow like on the Leaf.

I agree with this retro design

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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 08:23:49 »
Off-white or beige colour case please!

Agreed with this, it'd be great to pair with 9009 or OG beige caps.

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« Reply #30 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 10:31:11 »
+1 for beige option.  Need that retro look

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 13:06:37 »
Is there anywhere to see all the possible layouts?

The current plan is to allow layouts similar to XD60, Scott shared this layout image with me. We will update when the new PCB comes in!

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 17:34:02 »
Nice. I like this and count me in.

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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 20:50:19 »
Would also really love split spacebar support please.

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Re: [IC] G60 - 60% Retro-style USB/Bluetooth Dual Mode Keyboard (Reopen)
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 23:47:57 »
Very interested, this feels like a good landing spot for some OG POMs that I have been sitting on for a while now!

I'll likely be sticking with top mount, but would you be able to comment on the number of mounting points you intend to include for tray mount?

Quick edit: Would you also be able to comment on the projected price?
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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 00:10:51 »
Very interested, this feels like a good landing spot for some OG POMs that I have been sitting on for a while now!

I'll likely be sticking with top mount, but would you be able to comment on the number of mounting points you intend to include for tray mount?

Quick edit: Would you also be able to comment on the projected price?

Scott may be able to comment on number of mounting points (assume tray mount will be standard mounting on pcb).

For your information, the private GB was $250 and it Scott lost money on the GB as he made multiple prototypes. That said, we will keep the GB price as low as possible.
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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 00:23:53 »
Will there be a WKL version of the case too?

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« Reply #37 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 06:00:06 »
This is just too cute to pass up.

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« Reply #38 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 07:41:59 »
would love to buy one of these

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 12:31:23 »
This is just too cute to pass up.


Let's increase the cuteness level :)

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 12:38:51 »
This spacing seems off, any chance of a fix for R2?


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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 12:45:35 »
This spacing seems off, any chance of a fix for R2?

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Yes. I have talked to Scott and he said this has been fixed in the new prototype.
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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 13:12:36 »
will there be support for iso layouts?
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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 13:47:32 »
Consider my interest "checked". I like the idea of running it similar to an HHKB layout, with ctrl in the capslock spot, delete/backspace above enter, and all 1u keys across the top.

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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 17:46:37 »
will there be support for iso layouts?

I will check with Scott on the ISO layout.

Edit: yes it's positive. Layouts are super flexible with this.
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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 17:54:46 »
thanks!
will there be support for iso layouts?

I will check with Scott on the ISO layout.
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« Reply #46 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 18:28:25 »
will there be support for iso layouts?

I will check with Scott on the ISO layout.

I thought one could use almost any 60% with this?

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« Reply #47 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 21:53:49 »
will there be support for iso layouts?

I will check with Scott on the ISO layout.

I think you 100% can if you use traymount and your pcb of choice

I thought one could use almost any 60% with this?

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« Reply #48 on: Sat, 15 September 2018, 16:26:53 »
Count me in as well

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« Reply #49 on: Sat, 15 September 2018, 21:05:54 »
Is there anywhere to see all the possible layouts?

The current plan is to allow layouts similar to XD60, Scott shared this layout image with me. We will update when the new PCB comes in!

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i think spacebar too long.