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Offline oldcat

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[IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (PCB Proto Made)
« on: Wed, 09 January 2019, 23:00:14 »
Excited to start this IC for another wireless keyboard designed by Sirius (designer of UniGo66).

Key Features:

1. Wireless, cross sub-boards combination keys
2. Aluminum 6061 case
3. Logitech K230 chip, 2032 button battery (current plan, exploring other options)
4. Updated U2U adapter (current plan), type-C, with 3 keys on it, QMK/TMK firmware
5. Compatible with MX Switches, Hot-swappable PCB, sockets pre-soldered
6. Acrylic bottom included
7. Bottom RGB light when assembling together
7. Fully programmable
7. Designed by Sirius

210295-0

210297-1

There are 3 options, and we want to hear from you about which one you like most.

Updates (4/3/2019):

some new idea of this keyboard.
1. we make the receiver smaller than that of unigo66



2. we will make a deluxe version of receiver like this using the kailh low switch

216575-3

PCB prototype is out.






Current Preferred Plan (Option A):

210337-6

210339-7

Possible Options:

Option B:


210341-8

210343-9

Option C:


210345-10

210347-11


Option D:


211197-12

211199-13

Please fill out the Layout Option Poll.
« Last Edit: Wed, 03 April 2019, 22:49:28 by oldcat »

Offline Lormania

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 09 January 2019, 23:02:16 »
Ooohhhh Baby!!! I am in for one!

Offline eyedrop

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 09 January 2019, 23:10:56 »
It is broken in 2 pieces but I like it!

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 09 January 2019, 23:25:03 »
I saw all the other renders in the ALF discord too and I'll definitely buy this if it supports split backspace.

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 09 January 2019, 23:53:55 »
Beautiful!!
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Offline Abec13

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 09 January 2019, 23:54:22 »
I love the shape of it, though I hope this one doesn't use SATA for the split.
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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 00:01:32 »
This one will be ultra dope

Offline cyriously

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 00:29:23 »
Made an account so that I could show my interest.
Yes, please. I will definitely buy this.
A split backspace support would be even more great.

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 00:39:53 »
Is that a diffuser?

Offline phongnh

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 01:48:01 »
Does this keyboard support combination - two halves can be combined something like UHK?

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 02:17:03 »
I want it!

It'd be great if the centre split has diffused light on each halves, and how about Fn key on the left half?

Offline airyimbin

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 02:18:15 »
Very interested in this board.

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 02:34:02 »
I know it's not happening but would love ISO on that ^^

Also, I would love to see the diffuser go all the way around each part, when split, the middle portion needs RGB imo

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 02:47:46 »
That's gonna be hard to find caps for.

Offline nguyenhimself

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 04:22:48 »
Yeeeessssss no F-row!
Make it wireless via a dongle like your UniGo66 and you got me.

Offline nguyenhimself

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 04:24:37 »
That's gonna be hard to find caps for.
Most sets nowadays have a second 2.25 Shift. And I'm sure this layout will allow 1.25 + 1.0 like the Clueboard anyway.

Offline rjchatfield

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 05:05:20 »
Love this in so many ways!

How about some space around those arrow keys?


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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 07:15:14 »
How about some space around those arrow keys?
Indeed! A small blocker on the left side of arrow keys and this would tick almost all the boxes I would want from a split board



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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 07:48:02 »
Oh hells yea! In, for sure, if price ok. I'm currently using a 65% Quefrency as my main board, and this thing looks like a better version of that. Nice!

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 07:54:03 »
Split and wireless. Take my money.

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 08:43:41 »
I registered just to put my name in; this is exactly what I've been looking for

Guarantee I will buy one!

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 08:56:53 »
Count me in...You guys keep taking my money!!  STAHP!!

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 09:07:05 »
Love this in so many ways!

How about some space around those arrow keys?


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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 09:09:41 »
Yeeeessssss no F-row!
Make it wireless via a dongle like your UniGo66 and you got me.

Yes that’s how it’s been designed so far, Sirius has been working on the wireless solution for a long time

And he said he may even use a better solution than UniGo66 solution
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Offline saucybulgogi

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 09:58:47 »
I’ve gotten sick of wires all over my desk so wireless solutions are right up my alley.


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Offline dklein

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 10:10:11 »
I love the shape of it, though I hope this one doesn't use SATA for the split.

it's wireless  :D

Offline fcnchuck

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 10:40:03 »
Love it. Like that it does not have an F row, but has both program keys on the right and left side.

Offline tex_live_utility

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 10:59:21 »
Is it wireless-only or are you planning on a wired option as well?

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 11:22:06 »
this looks lovely! i hope those spacebars are a standard size. that's always my problems w/ split boards.

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 11:36:43 »
I love this form factor! Currently using the Keebio Quefrency and this looks like the perfect upgrade. A couple things that would make this an instant buy for me:
  • Split Backspace
  • Option to have 5 keys on the bottom left row (1.25u, 1.25u, 1.25u, 2.25u, 1.25u)
  • QMK support

Offline airyimbin

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 13:26:35 »
This form factor and layout is perfect for me.
Will this also be manufactured by ALF?

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 13:48:34 »
I knew there was a reason I got the space keys set with my GMK Space Cadet even though i don't have a build with a split space bar right now, LOL! Seriously though this board ticks almost all the boxes for me, if this has the option for split backspace I'm sold!

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 14:12:27 »
I'm very intrigued.  Typically don't like wireless, but I may have to get one of these anyways

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 16:22:25 »
THIS IS EPIC!

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 16:56:38 »
Might join this, depending on the timing... ;D

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 17:23:01 »
I’ll definitely pick this up.

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 21:27:19 »
Count me in if the price isn't too ridiculous. Awesome layout and work. I'm sure I'll have more praise for this once details are posted

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 21:28:46 »
Beautiful design. It's a baby VE.A with wireless. What a wonderful keyboard!

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 22:15:39 »
Key Features and Layout Option Poll added.

Offline cyriously

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 00:50:49 »
Filled the poll.
I think most people would pick A (?) since it has more common spaces U i.e. 2.25 and 2.75.
Any chance for non hot swappable PCB?

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 05:07:12 »
Any Mac owner (myself included) would appreciate Option (A)’s alignment of the Command Key with the right of the X key. It’s perfect!


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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 14:10:13 »
Please consider one of these as well ( i just was too lazy to put macros, but consider left macro included as well)


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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 16:01:17 »
Looks like a button battery might be used according to the spec list at the top. Is it rechargeable via usb or do you have to just swap out the battery once it is dead like most other wireless keebs?

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 16:11:55 »
By logitech k230 chip, does it mean that chips are going to be harvested from a k230 keyboard and transplanted to each half?


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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 20:24:44 »
interested

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 11:57:09 »
Looks like a button battery might be used according to the spec list at the top. Is it rechargeable via usb or do you have to just swap out the battery once it is dead like most other wireless keebs?

button battery is not. It is relatively cheap (10 bucks for a set of 10 pcs) and last about 5-6 months of normal use. Sirius has considered a rechargeable li-ion battery but he is concerned about the shipping via air (may not be able to get through air transportation to most countries)

If you guys have suggestions, please share your thoughts!

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 13:32:52 »
Please consider one of these as well ( i just was too lazy to put macros, but consider left macro included as well)

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I would love to see the top one getting made.

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 13:58:54 »
For option A, is it possible to swap the split space bar around? 2.25 on the left and 2.75 on the right. Much more comfortable on the right thumb.

I really love Option C for the uniformity, but Option A provides the best feasibility with keysets right now.

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 17:48:05 »
split backspace please,  I hope this keeb will work with a macbook.

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Re: [IC] Uni660 — wireless split by Sirius (Updated Features & Layout Poll)
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 19:44:20 »
split backspace please,  I hope this keeb will work with a macbook.

Can someone convince me about a split backspace? I’ve not used one before, but I can’t imagine having a second button where my backspace should be.