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[GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 22:14:26 »
A meticulously crafted PVD plate designed hand-in-hand with the tasteful black & copper PCB for increased flex lends itself to an experience so , that you will get even more #feelios from your V2 Zealios and Zilents.
Enter Xeno.


Do you fancy half plates, or prefer a more traditional full plate? The choice is yours, simply click below two images to view the product page.

Early Bird Special: $40 off your XENO order with discount code "EARLYBIRD". Valid until Dec 2, 2018, 23:59PST.

Half Plate | Silver | Rose Gold PVD - Starting from $460


Full Plate | Purple | Silver PVD - Starting from $460


Renders with Keycaps on





Contents:
- XENO Black & Silver Storage Box
- XENO 75% Aluminum Keyboard Kit
- XENO Special Edition Black & Copper PCB for increased feelios
- 1.5mm PVD & Hand Polished Brass Plate
- PVD & Hand Polished Brass Weight
- 1x 6.25u OR 7u, 3x 2u Zeal Screw-in Stabilizers (mention preference in checkout notes). Default is 6.25u if no comment.
- Custom 3M Bumpons
- Matching accent screws to your PVD Brass Plate / Weight
- You have the option to add 85x Zealios/Zilents/Tealios/Healios to your order for +$60 (Zealios V2 & Tealios), or +$70 (Zilents V2 & Healios).

Specs:

- USB C
- QMK Compatible
- Black & Copper Aesthetics PCB by Wilba
- Factory Soldered SMD Parts
- ANSI Full Plate. WK & WKL Only
(1.25/1.25/1.25/6.25/1.25/1.25/gap/1/1/1) OR (1.5/1/1.5/7/1.5/gap/1/1/1)
Regular/Stepped Caps Lock Support
Split Backspace Support
Total kit weight before PCB: ~2.4kg


Case Color Options:
Black
Silver
Purple

Brass Color Options:
Rose Gold PVD
Silver PVD
Black PVD

GB Open:November 26, 2018 to February 15, 2019, 23:59 PST.
Estimated shipping time frame is April-May, 2019 due to Chinese New Year Holidays during February. This also allows customers to recover from the Christmas Holiday spending.




Please note that any order changes to the XENO will require a full cancellation of the kit in order to properly keep track of inventory. Any applicable early bird discounts will be forfeited.
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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 22:14:33 »
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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 23:48:41 »
Approval bump.
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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 00:03:01 »
I’m in for a black+rose gold combo.
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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 00:30:31 »
Love the layout! Couple questions: is there a split spacebar option for this PCB, and do the three holes in top have LED's that can be utilized?

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 00:42:42 »
Love the layout! Couple questions: is there a split spacebar option for this PCB, and do the three holes in top have LED's that can be utilized?
From my understanding:
- no split spacebars
- top right has an RGB LED.

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 01:01:22 »


Please note that any order changes to the XENO will require a full cancellation of the kit in order to properly keep track of inventory. Any applicable early bird discounts will be forfeited.

What if I am waiting on my sample of zealios v2 to come? I'd liketo try them out before I go ham and order them w/o trying but I'd also like to get Early bird discount.

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 01:06:16 »


Please note that any order changes to the XENO will require a full cancellation of the kit in order to properly keep track of inventory. Any applicable early bird discounts will be forfeited.

What if I am waiting on my sample of zealios v2 to come? I'd liketo try them out before I go ham and order them w/o trying but I'd also like to get Early bird discount.

You can order now with switches and get the discount. If you don’t like the V2 you can always just resell them.

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 03:18:17 »
whats peoples thoughts on the half plate vs full plate? I am thinking of selling off one or two of my other board's to try and get this one. Kinda a end game be all end all board for me.

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 04:11:28 »
No way to get a extra plate in the other style?

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 04:20:50 »
Any way to get extra PCB? Cus PCBs die.

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 04:50:48 »
No way to get a extra plate in the other style?

Any way to get extra PCB? Cus PCBs die.


Since the box is custom designed to fit one XENO each, there's no other room to fit other accessories in order to keep the volumetric / actual weight down for shipping.

Like the Zephyr, the XENO will be screwed together in the box, with the PCB on the top layer.

For time being, extras won't be offered.
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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 05:36:57 »
It's here!  :)
Can I ask how tall the front is?

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 08:00:20 »
No way to get a extra plate in the other style?

Any way to get extra PCB? Cus PCBs die.

Since the box is custom designed to fit one XENO each, there's no other room to fit other accessories in order to keep the volumetric / actual weight down for shipping.

Like the Zephyr, the XENO will be screwed together in the box, with the PCB on the top layer.

For time being, extras won't be offered.

I'll buy this anyway because I love the layout, but I really, really dislike this - it's so common for buyers of high-end customs to buy multiple PCBs and plates for a variety of reasons (if a PCB dies, if you want to build with different switch types, etc). I can't think of any GBs other than this and the Zephyr that didn't make this an option. I think "but it has a nice box" is a silly reason if purely aesthetic - perhaps more reasonable if it keeps things simple in terms of a single shipping box size, but it seems like enough people would buy an extra plate+PCB combo to make it worth it.

Even Rama's board GBs, where there's a similar zeal (ahem) for aesthetics in the packaging etc, allow for the purchase of extras.
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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 13:54:40 »
It's here!  :)
Can I ask how tall the front is?

20mm with bumpons applied.
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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 20:06:12 »
Can I ask the material of PCB? FR4?

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 00:24:19 »
Would it be possible to see some better pictures of the prototype? Perhaps something showing off the side profile or weight. Not sure if this is doable before the early bird deadline closes, but if so that would be great!

Also, what is the typing angle? I don't see it mentioned anywhere.
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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 00:59:32 »
Can I ask the material of PCB? FR4?

FR4


Also, what is the typing angle? I don't see it mentioned anywhere.

Angle is 7


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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 01:42:02 »
I want to see how the purple case match with the rose gold plate/weight.   :cool:

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 00:48:38 »
Thank you for the GB window period. Gives me time to gather funds for it.

Can't wait!

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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 08:03:48 »
This is really stunning. Great layout too, and I love the little triumvirate of lights.

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« Reply #21 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 08:08:18 »
Thank you Pwner, very cool!

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« Reply #22 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 17:07:01 »
Would it be possible to see some better pictures of the prototype? Perhaps something showing off the side profile or weight. Not sure if this is doable before the early bird deadline closes, but if so that would be great!

Also, what is the typing angle? I don't see it mentioned anywhere.

I'd also like to see some more quality shots of your prototype if possible!

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« Reply #23 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 02:37:20 »
Extra parts are now available:

PCB
Plate

If you have already ordered, contact Zeal or reply to your order to have parts added.


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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 02:56:07 »
Extra parts are now available:

PCB
Plate

If you have already ordered, contact Zeal or reply to your order to have parts added.

Why is there no image of the PCB on Zeal's site? Because Wilba is a fussy bastard and the renders he makes are too meh for his taste.
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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 03:09:47 »
Extra parts are now available:

PCB
Plate

If you have already ordered, contact Zeal or reply to your order to have parts added.

Why is there no image of the PCB on Zeal's site? Because Wilba is a fussy bastard and the renders he makes are too meh for his taste.

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« Reply #26 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 08:19:41 »
Extra parts are now available:

PCB
Plate

If you have already ordered, contact Zeal or reply to your order to have parts added.

 :thumb: aaand now y'all will have more of my money. Thanks!
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« Reply #27 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 15:41:39 »
oof, shame about the branding on the weight

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« Reply #28 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:18:29 »
oof, shame about the branding on the weight

Xeno's original idea of branding, e.g. predator inspired logo will not be on the weight??
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« Reply #29 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:51:45 »
oof, shame about the branding on the weight

ok


oof, shame about the branding on the weight

Xeno's original idea of branding, e.g. predator inspired logo will not be on the weight??

My logo on the outside to keep it relatively clean and simple, board name on the inside.

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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 05 December 2018, 06:58:21 »
Is the purple for the case aiming to match the purple of zealios? It looks quite dark and blue.
Anyway, I'm in for purple/silver :D
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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 05 December 2018, 17:11:54 »
Is the purple for the case aiming to match the purple of zealios? It looks quite dark and blue.
Anyway, I'm in for purple/silver :D

It will be the same as the purple from r2 of the zephyr gb.



There should be more images of those once people start getting them in so you can get a better idea of the color.

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« Reply #32 on: Sun, 09 December 2018, 06:11:00 »
Have to voice out my long hidden question / wish:

Does the current PCB design (which already looks great) support any type of hot sockets for make it hot swappable?

I haven't invested in one of those multi-hundred dollar desoldering setup and every time I desolder something I burned, tore, and damaged the pad and the circuit.
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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 09 December 2018, 08:23:55 »
Have to voice out my long hidden question / wish:

Does the current PCB design (which already looks great) support any type of hot sockets for make it hot swappable?

I haven't invested in one of those multi-hundred dollar desoldering setup and every time I desolder something I burned, tore, and damaged the pad and the circuit.

I have led/switch holtites and mill max sockets on the way from another user that I will be using to test that.  :thumb:

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 08:24:37 »
Please show us more pictures of the prototype pretty please?
I can't decide between black with rose gold polished plate or silver with polished black plate -_-

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 10:03:12 »
I agree, more renders wouldn’t hurt, especially with keycaps on.


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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 17:33:33 »
We are working on getting the other offered colours made. Once completed, we'll take new pictures. Pwner is also working on more renders as well.
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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 17:34:27 »
Hopefully one of the side angle :p