The long journey of the WhiteFox

£80 shipped to the UK for barebones...even including the inevitable customs fees that's pretty reasonable :D.

I'm going to give it a few days and see how I feel on Monday, I kind of want one just to be a part of matt3o's vision...
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The price is very good in general, not only for barebones. The 60 bucks of difference with the kit is a great price for gateron switches, custom usb cable and dye-sublimated pbt keycaps.

They're selling like hotcakes, congratulations Matt3o!

Being italian, remember us, the european guys, and allow a groupbuy soon please
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PETSCII is gonna finally have a home! Thanks Matt3o :mrgreen:
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HzFaq wrote:£80 shipped to the UK for barebones...even including the inevitable customs fees that's pretty reasonable :D.

I'm going to give it a few days and see how I feel on Monday, I kind of want one just to be a part of matt3o's vision...

it might not last that long :)
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Monday or 900 units sold then, just in case ;).
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The cherry switches would be plate mounted? or PCB mounted?
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I was seriously considering picking up this keyboard, and then i saw the bit about the limited edition. Now i think i'll wait for that! Also, considering the rate at which the WhiteFox is being bought on massdrop, i wouldn't have been able to buy it anyway
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HzFaq wrote:£80 shipped to the UK for barebones...even including the inevitable customs fees that's pretty reasonable :D.

I'm going to give it a few days and see how I feel on Monday, I kind of want one just to be a part of matt3o's vision...

Same, I don't know if I really need one but I want to do the same :lol:
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Holy fuck, 48 left, and I'm gonna miss it. Goddamn.
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They upped it to 1000, it was 450ish sold last time I checked so unless sales have gone bonkers you should be alright.
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I have too many boards, just can't justify buying this one, and I'm broke too. But it looks great and the price is very good
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The Zealio option is already sold out. There is no option for those of us who have switches and need everything else. Blarg.

I may instead elect to make one of these with my TechShop membership.
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@XMIT -- I'm in the same boat. I wish I could get everything but the switches.
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more Zealios will be available in a couple of hours. Now what's the excuse? :D
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matt3o wrote:more Zealios will be available in a couple of hours. Now what's the excuse? :D

Wrong key legends for the True Fox! I want a 1.75u Control key, and a Caps Lock key in the lower left with the icon. But I don't want it to say "Caps Lock", that's silly. I want it to say "Capitals".

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! :evil:
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XMIT wrote:But I don't want it to say "Caps Lock", that's silly. I want it to say "Capitals".

Best excuse ever.
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XMIT wrote:
matt3o wrote:more Zealios will be available in a couple of hours. Now what's the excuse? :D

Wrong key legends for the True Fox! I want a 1.75u Control key, and a Caps Lock key in the lower left with the icon. But I don't want it to say "Caps Lock", that's silly. I want it to say "Capitals".

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! :evil:

well you have a 1.75 control, but the "Capitals" thing is a bit too much to ask, sorry :)
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matt3o wrote:more Zealios will be available in a couple of hours. Now what's the excuse? :D

Wrong key legends for the True Fox! I want a 1.75u Control key, and a Caps Lock key in the lower left with the icon. But I don't want it to say "Caps Lock", that's silly. I want it to say "Capitals".

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! :evil:

well you have a 1.75 control, but the "Capitals" thing is a bit too much to ask, sorry :)

When I design a key set it will have a Capitals key. And an XMIT key of course! :lol: 8-)

Seriously though, nice work, I'm really only skipping out because both I prefer white-on-black legends and I'd like to have a stab at manufacturing something like this myself as an exercise to become more familiar with modern fabrication techniques.

My preference is white-on-black, PBT, and double shot. There is only one source for this combination and I've had to make do with what I can get!
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only vortex do white-on-black PBT double-shot, I seem to recall. well anyway keep us posted on your project!
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Screw it, I'm in.
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HzFaq wrote:Screw it, I'm in.

that's the spirit
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Ordered mine earlier today and have been watching the numbers tick over ever since.

Looks like you knocked it into orbit. Well done man!
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Great job matt3o, but I'll sit this one out! Not enough money for everything!
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Same here. Ships a little too late even for my lengthy stay in America. So I'll let another happy owner follow my recipe and shoot the pictures:

TrueFox layout, Zealios (linear if they are they a thing, else purple tactiles), and Granite caps with icon mods. That'll be a wee stunner!
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matt3o, I've gotta ask, for the keys on the far right, why mute and page up/down? I assume you use this primarily for programming, so wouldn't home/end make more sense? I know it can be customized; I'm just wondering what your reasoning is for the defaults.
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k.t wrote:matt3o, I've gotta ask, for the keys on the far right, why mute and page up/down? I assume you use this primarily for programming, so wouldn't home/end make more sense? I know it can be customized; I'm just wondering what your reasoning is for the defaults.

it turned out that pgup/dn is more useful to commoners, so I'm defaulting to that.
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Interesting - I'm a 'commoner' myself (ie, not a programmer) and I never use pgup/pgdn. Home and End are so much more useful to me in writing essays and things! Still, I guess it's reprogrammable, so it doesn't matter. Wish I could justify one of these, it looks absolutely great!
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Zealio purple switches are still unavailable as of this writing. :-(
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I believe you less then 24-48hr until the whole shindig is unavailable! I really want to buy but I restraining myself. I have switched to matrix style/ ortholinear keyboards recently and can't be switching layouts all the time
It's really messing with my typing speed.Good luck anyway Matt3o.
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