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Offline john08099

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Hi Guys,

We are planing to launch a foldable mech board, but it's really risky for us to decide the MOQ so I would love to see how many of you will be interested.
Basics:
-Low profile keys, 68 keys
-Blue Tooth,Type-c connection
-White Backlit
-Aluminium plate
-Stand is built into the top of the case
-Weight: Cherry one- 485g, Chinese switch one- 510g

-Options:
1. Non QMK, Low Profile Cherry(linear) switch (estimated GB time: Late Dec. 2018, delivery time: early Feb. 2019, $120+- )
2. Non QMK, Low Profile Chinese switch(clicky) (estimated GB time: Late Dec. 2018, delivery time: early Feb. 2019, $90+- )
3. QMK, Low Profile Cherry(linear) switch ( GB time TBD, depends on signups, over $120+TBD)
4. QMK, Low Profile Chinese switch(clicky) (GB time TBD, depends on signups, over $90+TBD)

If you are interested in GB. You can sign up at this google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfeyPFKb18OccWIS1KHnCdbqTTi7IpFqoLkAI_wjWypJHIP9A/viewform

Edit 1 (20181205): 
1. We are very likely to run a GB for the NON QMK ones in late December. Estimated delivery time is early February. Since we have our manufacturer developing the non QMK one already. Price should be less than 100 USD. I will update a video once I have a newest prototype ( like middle of Dec.) If you want a foldable Mech Board sooner, please sign up for the Non QMK one.
2. We will keep collecting signups for QMK ones since we only have tens of sign ups. GB date TBD.


Edit 2 (20181206):
Price: The Non QMK and Chinese Swith one down to USD90 or so.  Cheery one to USD120 or so.  QMK ones TBD.
Image: closed shots of the switches.


If you have questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you!

« Last Edit: Wed, 05 December 2018, 21:01:54 by john08099 »

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 22 November 2018, 23:19:31 »
You probably want to post this in interest checks and get it approved.  If it walks like a duck and is in the wrong place, it might get nuked.
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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 22:12:37 »
It looks really good!  I hope you succeed!

Though as chuckdee said should probably ask a mod to move it to interest check subforum.

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 25 November 2018, 00:16:54 »
When you say low profile Chinese switches do you mean like kailh low profile, if so I'd say that's the better route, since there are many more varriants of kailh low pro than cherry.

I'd definitely be in for.one. this seems sick!! What size battery are we talking about? And what kind of backlighting? White? Rgb?


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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 25 November 2018, 06:57:52 »
Wow, interested but need more information. Like a GIF of it folding would be cool! What’s the weight as well?

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 25 November 2018, 10:30:02 »
I like it. But Im not sure if it will be feasible. Good luck

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 25 November 2018, 23:48:51 »
You probably want to post this in interest checks and get it approved.  If it walks like a duck and is in the wrong place, it might get nuked.

Thank you for the tip! I will do that!

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 25 November 2018, 23:57:45 »
When you say low profile Chinese switches do you mean like kailh low profile, if so I'd say that's the better route, since there are many more varriants of kailh low pro than cherry.

I'd definitely be in for.one. this seems sick!! What size battery are we talking about? And what kind of backlighting? White? Rgb?

It's like Kail low profile, but not Kail, very clicky! We may also check out Kailh later since several people ask about it.
We can use 2 dry batteries or 2 rechargeable batteries, size depends on the batteries you bought. We can use 2 dry batteries for 4 days in testing. White backlit.

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 00:01:55 »
Wow, interested but need more information. Like a GIF of it folding would be cool! What’s the weight as well?

Cheery one is 490g, the Chinese switch one is 510g!
GIF? just fold like that one on the image! Please sign up, we will update by email formally with more updates!

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 00:38:20 »
I like it. But Im not sure if it will be feasible. Good luck

Do sign up then! We will be able to get it done if we have 300 preorder!

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 02:00:05 »
I think with these limitations its not viable. Good luck


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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 02:39:42 »
I think with these limitations its not viable. Good luck
What limitations do you mean?You want more options?

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 00:55:19 »
Looks interesting but a video showing how it works would clarify a lot of questions people have

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 06:41:25 »
Looks interesting but a video showing how it works would clarify a lot of questions people have
+1 to video too
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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 05 December 2018, 01:19:33 »
Looks interesting but a video showing how it works would clarify a lot of questions people have
+1 to video too

Sure will do. We just return the prototype to our manufacturer and need to wait a bit till them get me a newest one to show you all. However, I got aa update here:
Edit (20181205):  We have tens of sign ups for the keyboard, and most are signing up for a QMK one. This is not enough for our MOQ, so we will keep collecting the sign ups. However, we have our manufacturer developing the non QMK one already, so we are very likely to run a GB for the non QMK one first, with a lower price than expect. I will keep updating this post too!

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Re: Foldable Mech Keyboard, is it a good idea to organize preorder?
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 05 December 2018, 01:30:42 »
Looks interesting but a video showing how it works would clarify a lot of questions people have

Sure will do. We just return the prototype to our manufacturer and need to wait a bit till them get me a newest one to show you all. However, I got an update here:
Edit (20181205):  We have tens of sign ups for the keyboard, and most are signing up for a QMK one. This is not enough for our MOQ, so we will keep collecting the sign ups. However, we have our manufacturer developing the non QMK one already, so we are very likely to run a GB for the non QMK one first, with a lower price than expect.

Please sign up if you are interested in it :)

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Re: [IC] Foldable Mech Keyboard Sign Up for GB [Update:20181205]?
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 05 December 2018, 19:07:40 »
signed up. Looking forward to the GB.

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Re: [IC] Foldable Mech Keyboard Sign Up for GB [Update:20181205]?
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 06 December 2018, 19:14:52 »
signed up. Looking forward to the GB.

Thank you, will update this soon!