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T0mb3ry
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T0mb3ry
Jun 3, 2017
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Wondering why flex kit has low numbers. Other fancy kits are doing well, but flex provides very appealing and unique style, because it has simple single numbers and this hormonizes very well with alphas.
Just look at this:
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If someone is curious, the board is Filco Minila covered with Carbon round 1. Filco Minila is also available with bluetooth.
Jun 3, 2017
consolation
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Jun 3, 2017
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I guess you are seeing how many people are truly confident with their touch typing, and are not worried about hunting for symbols.
PS. Something you might know, can SP add pad printed/dye sub'd legends to the front of their SA profile? it's a pretty big canvas and wear wouldn't be much of an issue. Or, if they can do it, is it cost prohibitive to add secondary legends to double shots?
Jun 3, 2017
mudvin
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Jun 3, 2017
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Looks great, however they have similar issues to blank keys . I can touch type words, but tend to look when typing single letters or symbols. I would never hit the correct key first time.
Jun 3, 2017
T0mb3ry
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T0mb3ry
Jun 3, 2017
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Same here. Atleast i can touchtype numbers but then it comes to special symbols...
Jun 3, 2017
T0mb3ry
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T0mb3ry
Jun 3, 2017
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SP does side printed legends. See led windowed keys for example in numpad or extension kits. You are right, the flex kit is made for touch typist if you place it on number rows (f row is obvious and can by utilized by everybody). Its the minimalizm of single symbols which makes them special. Adding second legend would take away their appeal.
Jun 3, 2017
consolation
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Huh, I didn't notice the printing on led window keys - I was thinking about organising a set aimed at 40% boards - if SP ever clears their backlog and smaller runs are feasible again. Or, APL symbols for the super retro look; (I'm waiting for a set to ship for my model M,) it would be awesome to do it in SA for cherry stems.
Jun 3, 2017
mogranjm
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Jun 3, 2017
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Prefer to get warning signs tbh
Jun 3, 2017
MuMut
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Jun 3, 2017
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From wich kit did you get that 2.25 left shift carbon key ?
Jun 3, 2017
mogranjm
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Jun 3, 2017
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You can get one in the 40% kit but that's R3 instead of R4. The photo is from the first drop, and it's possible that it contained keys that aren't available in this round.
Jun 3, 2017
T0mb3ry
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T0mb3ry
Jun 3, 2017
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This is not my keyboard. The keyboard is filco minila and it has unusual sized left modifiers. The key displayed in this photo is a 2u key from planck kit of round 1. If you want similar key but in 2.25u size, you will find it in 40% kit and novelties. But keep in mind both kits contain row 3 keys of this size and if you want to use it as replacement for shift, then it would not fit row-wise. The shift keys are row 4 not row 3.
Jun 3, 2017
ChitownM2
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Jun 3, 2017
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The current price of warning signs probably had a lot to do with flex kit's poor sales. If you can touch type symbols then you could get warning signs for $10 Wednesday or flex kit for more than triple the price.
I've been hammering this idea here add this is probably the fourth time I've said this, but the prices displayed really do play a big roll in the kits that sell. Casual buyers see the high prices from Wednesday still, pass on the set, and won't come back to look again. Others who are buying still get sticker shot and put less in their cart. Not all of those people will come back and add more kits when the prices get updated.
Companies pay huge dollar amounts to get traffic to their sites and get people to make an order and MD seems to be taking all of the initial hype and resulting traffic for granted. For a lot of these sets recently, a large percentage of total orders happens in the first couple days with a dead spot for the rest of the drop before the spike in the final 24 hours. A lot of sales are being lost by displaying pricing from Thursday morning all throughout that day, Friday, and now into the weekend.
Jun 3, 2017
rob_ger
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Jun 3, 2017
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nice picture, after seeing it in a real life example i think i "need" the flex kit after all. dammit, another 30 bucks gone :-) but i guess it's a lifetime investment so it won't matter that much.
Jun 3, 2017
Cyphre
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Jun 3, 2017
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I mean, I do like it that kit, and I'd be in if not for how flexible Warning Signs is for replacing numbers or F-row.
Jun 3, 2017
StoneBone
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Jun 4, 2017
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If I had to guess, one aspect might be the size of the font. I know a lot of custom keycaps use very large text, but this one seems particularly extreme. Even the arrows keys are... Overstated.
Jun 4, 2017
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