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Offline Gati

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Return of v1 zealios?
« on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 11:26:58 »
Are there any plans to produce v1 Zealios/Zilents again? I really prefer the experience of v1s, the v2s are too tactile and really difficult to play games with

Offline clik_clak

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Re: Return of v1 zealios?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 11:30:11 »
Why would we need a return of them? You can still buy v1's at certain vendors (ie. kbdfans)

Offline ArchDill

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Re: Return of v1 zealios?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 11:30:40 »
There should still be plenty aftermarket. Have you tried that?

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Re: Return of v1 zealios?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 11:52:32 »
KBDFans does not specify which version they have, only which "round" it is.
... and they do not have Zilents.

Offline Gati

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Re: Return of v1 zealios?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 20:58:25 »
Why would we need a return of them? You can still buy v1's at certain vendors (ie. kbdfans)
I'm specifically looking for zilents, which KBDfans does not sell

There should still be plenty aftermarket. Have you tried that?
The Zilents I can find are overpriced 78g

Offline stoic-lemon

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Re: Return of v1 zealios?
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 22:09:32 »
Like Coca-Cola Classic. Would be cool marketing. :)

Offline tex_live_utility

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Re: Return of v1 zealios?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 22:38:30 »
KBDFans does not specify which version they have, only which "round" it is.
... and they do not have Zilents.

Zealio V2s arent distributed in "rounds" (at least not yet). Of course it never hurts to ask them which one is which.

Online pixelpusher

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Re: Return of v1 zealios?
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 22:46:08 »
I also do not like the new version.  I have all the weightings in v1 and like them all (62 the least), but I don't like the hugh sharp bump in the new V2s :(

I do find the Kailh non-box browns (white bottom from Novelkeys) as well a Holy Pandas lubed are close to the old zealios in terms of bump size/feel.  That is to say, I like zealios and I like those switches as well.  The Yok switches with lubed Halo sliders also feel nice.  Less tactile but nice
« Last Edit: Tue, 22 January 2019, 22:54:59 by pixelpusher »

Offline tex_live_utility

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Re: Return of v1 zealios?
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 18:32:31 »
Originative Mod L/M/S/SH are probably the closest thing you'll get to a Zealio V1 nowadays. You end up with a stock Gateron housing instead of the fancy Zealio housing, but I think the Mod stock springs are better. Also an MX Clear with the right spring can kinda sorta feel like a V1 Zealio. I should try some Mod-V1-V2 part swaps to see if there are any good frankenswitches to be made here. Or maybe swap in some opaque tops from silent Gaterons, or one of the milky tops...

But it would be really nice to see the V1 Zealio return with the improved stability and smoothness of the V2.

Offline zumu

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Re: Return of v1 zealios?
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 18 August 2019, 19:23:34 »
+1 for the return of the old zealios. Just got v2's and am considering returning them. It is quite the bait and switch. They should have named them something different.