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Fox Lab Time65 - Group Buy


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£450.00 GBP
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Description

It has been over three years since Fox Lab released the Time80, a design that has become iconic with the brand. This model has been a flagship product for Fox Lab, and in keeping with the Time style, the company is proud to introduce a new, smaller iteration—the Time65.

LIMITED QUANTITIES - ONLY 50 UNITS (for Mechboards)

Group Buy Launch: May 3rd 20:00 EST
Group Buy Close: June 2nd 20:00 EST
Estimated Shipping: Q4 2024

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    Time65 by Fox Lab

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    Design Concept

    With Time 65's design, we didn't just shrink the 80% version and call it a day. We made many significant changes while retaining the essence of the 80% style. The outer appearance has undergone a major transformation, shifting from a straightforward design to one with curves and contours, boldly blending curves with a cyberpunk aesthetic.

    Previously, the top and bottom cases had a flat structure, with the slope integrated into the top case. However, this design sometimes led to hollow-sounding typing without foam and might not appeal to many female users due to its direct style. With Time 65, we've placed the slope on the bottom case, returning to the traditional slope design and added fluid curves to the sides. The challenge with this design was addressing the issue of the bottom case being thinner than the top, preventing the insertion of the dial. However, we cleverly resolved this issue, giving the overall appearance a more dynamic feel.

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    We've also made intricate changes to the dial, adding Roman numeral time scales, simulating the gears and screws found in mechanical watches, and replacing the previous heart-shaped hands with Omega-style sword hands. Additionally, we've added a second hand and a simulated chronograph dial above. While we'd love to perfect the Time design further, even considering creating a real watch, consultations with industry professionals have made us realize the immense challenge of creating a mechanical watch movement that is far beyond our capabilities. Therefore, to avoid regrets, we've focused on making the dial's interior design as realistic and detailed as possible, mimicking mechanical watches' overall structure and details where feasible.

    Given Time's retro design style, we've opted not to use a gasket structure for the internal structure design but instead utilize a Top+Leaf spring structure. This decision aims to maintain the authentic feel of the keyboard while also addressing our fatigue with various gaskets and foams over the past two years. Similarly, we've removed the switch shims to differentiate our keyboard's sound and tactile feel from others.

    Despite the streamlined design of Time 65's contours, the front bezel maintains a bold and distinctive style. We spent considerable time deliberating over the front design, realizing that neither the elegant and rounded design of the leaf nor the flat and thin design of Key65 suited Time. Ultimately, we chose a design with sharp edges and clear lines, which truly embodies the essence of Time. This choice reaffirms that the difference in design lies in the details; a chamfer or a millimeter's distance can drastically alter the overall style.

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    Specifications:

    SpecificationsTime65
    Typing Angle:
    Front height:19.85mm
    Mounting style:Top mount with leaf spring plate
    PCB:1.2mm non-flex cut, separated daughter board

    Included:

    • Keyboard kit (Top case / bottom case, Aluminum single key flex-cut plate, badge, C port accessory block, aluminum weight) × 1
    • PCB + daughterboard + connecting cable × 1
    • 3.5mm poron foam × 1
    • 0.5mm ESD foam × 1
    • PCB stabilizer shims × 10
    • Foot pads × 4
    • Screws

    Colourways:

    Classic Black

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    Tiffany Blue

    Milkshake White

    Sakura Pink

    Moonlight Silver

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    Flame Red

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    Polycarbonate