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Offline oh_chesteroni

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 00:21:52 »
I like xeno. I buy xeno.

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« Reply #101 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 04:06:09 »
I'm also waiting for updates before I jump in! Still can't decide on what color to choose for both the case and the plate. Zeal said that he will post pictures before CNY, so should be anytime now?

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #102 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 09:05:30 »
I'm curious about the silver colored case - in the renders on the product page, the initial one for the half plate looks like a light silver, whereas in the jamon renders, it appears to be darker and a bit more towards the light grey spectrum. Which is more accurate?

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« Reply #103 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 10:43:09 »
I wouldn't use Jamon renders as a base of reference. Zambumon has a lot of renders of boards in colors that aren't available. He tends to bias toward the keycap colorway.
I'm curious about the silver colored case - in the renders on the product page, the initial one for the half plate looks like a light silver, whereas in the jamon renders, it appears to be darker and a bit more towards the light grey spectrum. Which is more accurate?

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« Reply #104 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 12:52:20 »
Makes sense - yeah just thought it was odd to show both renders on the GB page since they represent the silver differently.

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« Reply #105 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 14:29:18 »
In case anyone missed it, terminal, 9009, Olivia and hyperfuse origins renders were added to the group buy page.  Shout-out to janglad for those.  A couple renders of Oblivion were also added courtesy of oblotzky and jamon from zambumon as well.

New sample cases have been finished but there is a delay in the pvd for the weights and plates.  I will let zeal comment on the status of those when he gets a chance.

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« Reply #106 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 14:43:09 »
Thanks for the heads up re the new renders. They all look fab, my fave is the black with olivia.

Looking forward to see the live proto color samples!

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #107 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 14:43:16 »
In case anyone missed it, terminal, 9009, Olivia and hyperfuse origins renders were added to the group buy page.  Shout-out to janglad for those.  A couple renders of Oblivion were also added courtesy of oblotzky and jamon from zambumon as well.

New sample cases have been finished but there is a delay in the pvd for the weights and plates.  I will let zeal comment on the status of those when he gets a chance.
Oof that terminal render. So stoked!

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #108 on: Tue, 05 February 2019, 06:53:09 »
Would it be possible at all to get one or two renders showing the 7u spacebar layout? I’m still trying to decide between the two bottom rows.

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #109 on: Wed, 06 February 2019, 03:04:38 »
having received my zephyr a few weeks back, can we expect the same quality in terms of anodization and polish with the xeno?

Yes, it will be run through the same manu.

and that includes same quality aluminum?

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #110 on: Wed, 06 February 2019, 18:18:13 »
having received my zephyr a few weeks back, can we expect the same quality in terms of anodization and polish with the xeno?

Yes, it will be run through the same manu.

and that includes same quality aluminum?

Yes, same aluminum / brass. .
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« Reply #111 on: Fri, 08 February 2019, 06:12:06 »
Any update on the purple?  We’re getting close to the end of the GB window. I just want to be able to adjust my order, if necessary.


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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 08 February 2019, 13:56:25 »
The purple and pvd finishes didn't make it before CNY :(. I'll post images as soon as I get them on hand.
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« Reply #113 on: Fri, 08 February 2019, 14:25:24 »
The purple and pvd finishes didn't make it before CNY :(. I'll post images as soon as I get them on hand.

Thanks for the answer. How will that affect us changing our orders, if the need should arise?  I really would like an deep “eggplant” purple board or even a medium purple board, but I really do not want a blue board.


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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #114 on: Fri, 08 February 2019, 15:14:47 »
The purple and pvd finishes didn't make it before CNY :(. I'll post images as soon as I get them on hand.

Thanks for the answer. How will that affect us changing our orders, if the need should arise?  I really would like an deep “eggplant” purple board or even a medium purple board, but I really do not want a blue board.


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I will reject the boards if they come out blueish. The purple zephyrs are already being redone.
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« Reply #115 on: Fri, 08 February 2019, 15:15:10 »
The purple and pvd finishes didn't make it before CNY :(. I'll post images as soon as I get them on hand.

Thanks for the answer. How will that affect us changing our orders, if the need should arise?  I really would like an deep “eggplant” purple board or even a medium purple board, but I really do not want a blue board.


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I will reject the boards if they come out blueish. The purple zephyrs are already being redone.


Sounds excellent!


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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #116 on: Fri, 08 February 2019, 19:12:18 »
Are there any more real life pics of that purple board available, showing left/back/under sides with the weight installed?


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« Reply #117 on: Fri, 08 February 2019, 19:29:00 »
Are there any more real life pics of that purple board available, showing left/back/under sides with the weight installed?

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You could've read 4 posts above this to get your answer.

Even if there was pics, it's not going to be the same purple of anything shown so far.

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« Reply #118 on: Sat, 09 February 2019, 11:30:14 »
I was mostly interested in seeing more of the shape of the board, not any specific color. Renders are nice, but don't feel alive, unfortunately.
That purple board pic looks like it was carefully set up. I just wish there were more.

Offline DukeEsquire

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« Reply #119 on: Sun, 10 February 2019, 12:35:08 »
Is there any way to make the board hotswappable?

Offline mrpetrov

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« Reply #120 on: Mon, 11 February 2019, 10:23:07 »
In! Pulled the trigger last night on a full plate black case with rose gold plate. Just a few more days!

Offline Furikurichemy

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« Reply #121 on: Mon, 11 February 2019, 10:52:33 »
How many of you have bought an extra pcb for this? Is it worth it for peace of mind?

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« Reply #122 on: Mon, 11 February 2019, 11:10:40 »
How many of you have bought an extra pcb for this? Is it worth it for peace of mind?

I usually do for customs, but Wilba has a pretty good reputation for high quality PCBs. Personally I have skipped the extra PCB on this one because of that, and I do not plan on desoldering this one as often as I do on other boards (not that I've had a problem with any of them either).
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Offline MTXjunkie

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« Reply #123 on: Mon, 11 February 2019, 11:13:47 »
I picked up an extra PCB and plate. One half plate (Thanks Henry for adjusting my order) and one full plate. I usually buy 2 for piece of mind. Not so much in the board failing on its own, but me somehow being a bonehead and screwing it up. It also helps in this case because I can have 2 setups ready to go. I plan on doing the same with the Fusion60. One brass plate/PCB and one poly plate/PCB. One set up to flex and one set up to be more rigid and put switches in each board accordingly.


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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #124 on: Mon, 11 February 2019, 11:38:01 »
Regardless of colours are there any photos of the prototype?

Offline ian13

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« Reply #125 on: Mon, 11 February 2019, 21:24:42 »
Still can't decide on black+rose gold or silver+rose gold :(
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« Reply #126 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 10:06:48 »
Would love to see a chart showing what combinations people are choosing :D

Torn between black on black or black w/ rose gold. I'm wondering if rose gold as a half plate will stick out too much since it will contrast with the black pcb showing through on the alphas.....or maybe that's good thing?? these are the tough life questions we all face

I would love to see a poylcarb half plate for this at some point to show off that sweet pcb

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #127 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 11:20:43 »
Would love to see a chart showing what combinations people are choosing :D

Torn between black on black or black w/ rose gold. I'm wondering if rose gold as a half plate will stick out too much since it will contrast with the black pcb showing through on the alphas.....or maybe that's good thing?? these are the tough life questions we all face

I would love to see a poylcarb half plate for this at some point to show off that sweet pcb

BoBoB for me because I want to pair it with Oblivion v2

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Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #128 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 11:54:30 »
Silver w/ rose gold half plate

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« Reply #129 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 18:00:13 »
Same here, still do not know what color combo to get. I am considering a black case and rose gold plate but the black plate would look good on oblivion and modern dolch.

Re: [GB] XENO | 75% Custom Keyboard
« Reply #130 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 18:04:59 »
BoBoB but still no black/purple set to pair it with yet

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« Reply #131 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 19:29:06 »
BoBoB but still no black/purple set to pair it with yet
I think taro would look really nice on it :)
Same here, still do not know what color combo to get. I am considering a black case and rose gold plate but the black plate would look good on oblivion and modern dolch.
Yeah that’s what I’m thinking. Modern dolch will look great.

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« Reply #132 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 21:25:02 »
I went for Black + rose gold, and a spare black plate, in case I changed my mind. Shame shipping to Australia costs almost $80.

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« Reply #133 on: Thu, 14 February 2019, 15:37:27 »
Linear or tactile switches on half plates?

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« Reply #134 on: Thu, 14 February 2019, 16:51:55 »
Linear or tactile switches on half plates?

Whatever you prefer, works for both.  I will be using linears.

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« Reply #135 on: Thu, 14 February 2019, 19:02:25 »
Linear or tactile switches on half plates?

Usually tactile, really depends on if you like linear or tactile more though.


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« Reply #136 on: Thu, 14 February 2019, 21:53:05 »
I went for Black + rose gold, and a spare black plate, in case I changed my mind. Shame shipping to Australia costs almost $80.

Amen to that! I'm in New Zealand, so shipping costs an insane amount, and that's only if New Zealand is even an option!!

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« Reply #137 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 04:43:39 »
I went for black on black + a spare silver plate and PCB, now I have to learn how to solder.

Late night keyboard shopping across the pond  caused a fraud alert on my credit card. :D
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« Reply #138 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 16:18:50 »
Ends tonight at 23:59PST.

Thanks to everyone for the support, it has been amazing!  Looking forward to seeing everyone's builds.

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« Reply #139 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 16:21:39 »
I went for black on black + a spare silver plate and PCB, now I have to learn how to solder.

Late night keyboard shopping across the pond  caused a fraud alert on my credit card. :D
is anyone planning on 7u for xeno or is 6.25u the way? i usually default to 7u but 6.25 seems to look more balanced

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« Reply #140 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 16:22:07 »
I went for black on black + a spare silver plate and PCB, now I have to learn how to solder.

Late night keyboard shopping across the pond  caused a fraud alert on my credit card. :D
is anyone planning on 7u for xeno or is 6.25u the way? i usually default to 7u but 6.25 seems to look more balanced
7u always

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« Reply #141 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 16:27:47 »
I went for black on black + a spare silver plate and PCB, now I have to learn how to solder.

Late night keyboard shopping across the pond  caused a fraud alert on my credit card. :D
is anyone planning on 7u for xeno or is 6.25u the way? i usually default to 7u but 6.25 seems to look more balanced
7u always
I like that commitment :)

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« Reply #142 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 16:36:35 »
I went for black on black + a spare silver plate and PCB, now I have to learn how to solder.

Late night keyboard shopping across the pond  caused a fraud alert on my credit card. :D
is anyone planning on 7u for xeno or is 6.25u the way? i usually default to 7u but 6.25 seems to look more balanced

Same for me on this board.
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« Reply #143 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 17:08:17 »
Alright I'm in for 7u. black on black half plate:)

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« Reply #144 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 17:10:03 »
Alright I'm in for 7u. black on black half plate:)

Solid choice  :thumb:

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« Reply #145 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 20:26:03 »
I also bought black on black. Will the pcb and plates be offerred even after the GB period?

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« Reply #146 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 21:26:58 »
I also bought black on black. Will the pcb and plates be offerred even after the GB period?

Most likely, but will be limited stock.

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« Reply #147 on: Sat, 16 February 2019, 16:12:06 »
Damn, can't believe I just missed this.

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« Reply #148 on: Sat, 16 February 2019, 16:15:09 »
Damn, can't believe I just missed this.

lol you had 2+ months.

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« Reply #149 on: Sat, 16 February 2019, 16:20:12 »
Purp on rose gold half plate. Then literally right before it ended... got another pcb and rose gold full plate.... cc on fire.