[IC] Round 7 / The Vote!

What do you like to have in Round 7? (you have all the 33 options)

Poll ended at 23 Feb 2016, 18:03

1: NES Style (red on grey-shades|t!ing)
15
4%
2: Micro Cassette (similar brown/beige/orange/red|t!ng)
40
10%
3: Ti-style (BBQ, BFP, GSM, GB|Ail)
4
1%
4: Ti-style2 (BBQ, BED, GSM|Ail)
4
1%
5: Strawberries and Cream (RAS, WW, WAR|Ail)
21
5%
6: Mountain View (BFO,BX,GX,RN|stuplarosa)
19
5%
7: hp (too many colors to write them down|mtl)
2
0%
8: Midnight (BED, BFR, GSM, RDE|Ail)
5
1%
9: Goblins (YCC on VBQ, VAV, VF|Ail)
2
0%
10: More Blue Black (BED, NN, GSM|Ail)
7
2%
11: Cream&Beige (cream,beige|zslane)
40
10%
12: Skull Squadron (yellow row 1 keys, Round 5/6 supplement|zslane)
19
5%
13: Shoe Girl Scheme (yellow,beige,brown,red|Kbdfr)
4
1%
14: Orange/Cream (WCK,NN,OAS|caligo)
14
3%
15: Zeigen (OAS/lightgrey, black/white|last edited by Seebart)
17
4%
16: TA Royal (green on white|lolpes)
9
2%
17: hp9830A (darkbrown on cream, lightyellow, yellow, cream/darkbrown|Incognito)
16
4%
18: hp9830A carbonesque (TBN, YCB on WBO, GE, YL, YCF|Ail)
6
1%
19: Darker Midifiers (too many colors|stuplarosa)
7
2%
20: Hell Of Kitten (all shades of pink!|kbdfr)
7
2%
21: Mtl's 3 most favorite color schemes (dark color mix with green and what not|mtl)
8
2%
22: Handarbeit (out of competition|Sayso)
4
1%
23: Navy Blue (BFQ, BFR, BBI|ach)
8
2%
24: Wursteln mit Senf (OBC/YG/WA|mecano)
5
1%
25: Acorn (poison green function keys|andrewjoy)
6
1%
26: Oranje! (OAS and WCK/GDC|7bit)
10
2%
27: Not enough blue (WCK and BFP|7bit)
7
2%
28: Yellow on Black (YY/NN|7bit)
9
2%
29: Yellow Hell (YY/NN|7bit)
9
2%
30: Codemaster Lite (less creamy than Cream/Grey|zslane)
18
4%
31: Codemaster Dark (less creamy than Cream/Grey|zslane)
30
7%
32: Cream/Grey RGB (WCK, GDC, RA, VCS, BFP|7bit)
24
6%
33: Grey/Cream RGB (WCK, GDC, RA, VCS, BFP|7bit)
25
6%
 
Total votes: 421

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zslane

04 Feb 2016, 00:18

Muirium wrote: Exactly. Quit cheating and render them on the keyboards that buyers are more likely to have. Vile brand monstrosities with leaking backlights!
Agreed.

I will try to post some renders with black and white cases anon.

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zslane

04 Feb 2016, 00:20

BTW, I think Strawberries & Cream should be renamed Rasberries and Cream, because RAS(berry).

And you should take my cream&biege option off since that render is a render of Ail's colorway (i.e., give those votes to Rasberries & Cream instead and take cream & biege away).

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rominronin

04 Feb 2016, 04:46

The green in #32 looks beautiful.


Anyway, I've cast my vote...

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zslane

04 Feb 2016, 09:57

Strawberries & Cream on black:
cream_and_biege_ansi_02.jpg
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Strawberries & Cream on white:
cream_and_biege_ansi_03.jpg
cream_and_biege_ansi_03.jpg (243.27 KiB) Viewed 1780 times

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

04 Feb 2016, 11:51

The "Hello Kitty" colour scheme (#20, clearly posted as a joke) got 5 votes.

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lolpes

04 Feb 2016, 11:54

kbdfr wrote: The "Hello Kitty" colour scheme (#20, clearly posted as a joke) got 5 votes.

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Well, at leats TA royal got more than hello kitty :roll:

mtl

04 Feb 2016, 12:57

zslane wrote: And you should take my cream&biege option off since that render is a render of Ail's colorway (i.e., give those votes to Rasberries & Cream instead and take cream & biege away).
I would think many of those votes come from the same people. It's also a bit surprising that another picture of the same color scheme is getting almost double the votes!

It's looking like Round 7 will be some collection of cream/beige/tan (and maybe grey) alphas and modifiers that can be mixed and matched, plus some colorful modifier accent kits. I think this would allow people to put kits together that get close to the current leading contenders and be on the order of the number of colors offered in rounds 5 & 6. Plus, the colors might go well with existing Retro and Filco SA caps that are out there.

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7bit

04 Feb 2016, 13:17

Here is an overview of what people in that other forum do:

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:shock:

BTW: I really like the Nantucket color scheme and the fact that he offeres a lot of extras and laguage kits.
:cool:

Still my favourite after looking at all of the choices and the GH ICs:
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:ugeek:

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meow a cat

04 Feb 2016, 15:02

Voted, for everything cream. :evilgeek:

I'm torn between 32 and 33 as my favourites. I prefer the alpha and mod colours of 32, but the font and RGB on 33 is super cool..

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7bit

04 Feb 2016, 15:09

32 and 33 are one and the same, actually, just in reverse video.

There will be
- Normal layout
- Greek layout
- Cadet layout
- Romanian layout
available.

Plus text and symbol legends, and everything in RGB or monochrome!
:ugeek:

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meow a cat

04 Feb 2016, 15:24

7bit wrote: 32 and 33 are one and the same, actually, just in reverse video.

There will be
- Normal layout
- Greek layout
- Cadet layout
- Romanian layout
available.

Plus text and symbol legends, and everything in RGB or monochrome!
:ugeek:
That's good to hear, almost too many choices! Thanks for the info 7bit. :mrgreen:

Cadet and Greek are both super cool fonts, it will be hard to choose just one..

By the way, any chance we'll see matching relegendables as an option for these sets?

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7bit

04 Feb 2016, 15:32

Yes, since I found one in the grab bags I want them myself, just for their look.
:cool:

Matt_

04 Feb 2016, 15:51

zslane wrote: Strawberries & Cream on black:
cream_and_biege_ansi_02.jpg
Strawberries & Cream on white:
cream_and_biege_ansi_03.jpg
Both still look great, to be honest.

Worst case, we can make a round of custom cases to go with these keysets :D

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7bit

04 Feb 2016, 16:14

I've already asked if SP still has the tools to make the cases of the WYSE terminal keyboards. But seems they have them not.
:roll:

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photekq
Cherry Picker

04 Feb 2016, 16:16

Combine Zeigen (#15) and Greek (#33) in some way 7bit! I absolutely adore the Greek alphabet.

Do it for him :mrgreen:

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stuplarosa
AltGr

04 Feb 2016, 19:10

7bit wrote: 32 and 33 are one and the same, actually, just in reverse video.

There will be
- Normal layout
- Greek layout
- Cadet layout
- Romanian layout
available.
US International possibly?

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zslane

04 Feb 2016, 19:11

Matt_ wrote:
zslane wrote: Strawberries & Cream on black:
cream_and_biege_ansi_02.jpg
Strawberries & Cream on white:
cream_and_biege_ansi_03.jpg
Both still look great, to be honest.

Worst case, we can make a round of custom cases to go with these keysets :D
Sure, they look nice. But they don't look right.

I suppose one could always just paint a white keyboard to be biege or bronze...

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zslane

04 Feb 2016, 19:26

I'm a little surprised that the leading vote earner right now is basically just a reverse Dolch scheme. I would have thought the world was sick of Dolch by now. Not that I'm complaining; I love Dolch and I think a reverse Dolch is a lovely idea. I just didn't think many other people wanted more of it also.

Matt_

04 Feb 2016, 19:30

That's the power of red/orange accents.

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Muirium
µ

04 Feb 2016, 19:37

Also: there's always lots of newbs. Just see Granite go!

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Spikebolt
√(4) != -2

04 Feb 2016, 19:38

zslane wrote: Strawberries & Cream on black:
cream_and_biege_ansi_02.jpg
Strawberries & Cream on white:
cream_and_biege_ansi_03.jpg
Both gorgeous!

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photekq
Cherry Picker

04 Feb 2016, 22:19

photekq wrote: Combine Zeigen (#15) and Greek (#33) in some way 7bit! I absolutely adore the Greek alphabet.

Do it for him :mrgreen:

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Quick and crappy photoshop, but please consider it 7bit.

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I wanted to do one with orange alpha legends too, but it wasn't easily done in photoshop. It would be great if you could make some better renders from your original files :mrgreen:
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7bit

04 Feb 2016, 22:31

Photoshop sucks!
:evilgeek:

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infodroid

04 Feb 2016, 23:50

7bit wrote: I've asked SP about Alps sphericals and they told me they don't want to.
:o

Maybe later ...
:roll:

I think we should find some other manufacturer. The tools SP has made for my group buys (and pleasantly uses for all subsequent buys (OK, why not :-) ) and commercial productions ( :mad: ) ) where not that expansive.

All we need to find, is a manufacturer who is willing to produce what we want.

BTW:
Wasn't there someone in China doing Cherry keycap clones?
:evilgeek:

Taiwan-based Vortex, Ducky, Gateron are some of the better-known and higher quality keycap manufacturers in Asia. They have all made some great PBT keycaps, some of them doubleshots. Then there is IMSTO, who is a dye-subbing specialist. There are also companies like Leopold, KeyCool and Varmilo, but I'm not sure how much of their keycaps they manufacture themselves.

Tai-Hao are also popular. Although their keycaps are affordable, they are quite thin and I don't see the same quality as Ducky for example. But they do have Alps tooling and they are behind the V60/V80 MTS keycaps. I also suspect they have manufactured Matias keycaps.

I imagine that just between these companies there are a lot of keycap manufacturing facilities that are just sitting idle, waiting for orders :roll: But I'm not sure how many of these companies are capable or even interested in creating custom keycaps at a good price point. I don't think many people have tried, the notable exception being CtrlAlt with JT Keycaps.

Over in Europe, I know the QWERkeys team ran group buys for keycaps from UK-based Devlin Electronics. And Danish company BSP are also still around. Both of them offer custom keycap services.

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7bit

04 Feb 2016, 23:54

All I'm interested in are doubleshot sphericals.
:roll:

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zslane

05 Feb 2016, 07:25

Codemaster Dark on white:
codemaster_dark_ansi_02.jpg
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Codemaster Dark on black:
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zslane

05 Feb 2016, 07:26

Codemaster Lite on white:
codemaster_lite_ansi_02.jpg
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Codemaster Lite on black:
codemaster_lite_ansi_03.jpg
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zslane

05 Feb 2016, 07:48

Codemaster Lite TKL:
codemaster_lite_tkl_01.jpg
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zslane

05 Feb 2016, 09:08

Codemaster Dark, Cherry-style:
codemaster_dark_ansi_04.jpg
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MrWildBunnycat

05 Feb 2016, 13:00

I feel Round 7 is going to be beige-ish. And I'm excited!

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