Idobao id80 series design story
Idobao id80 v1 (pic from IDOBAO)
· Id80v1 is the first batch compact 75% keyboard,it shorted the distance between the keys and makes it be small but keep the function keyboard has.
· Full aluminum case makes it have the mechanical feeling and protect the keyboard,anodized aluminum material guarantee the life of it.
· 6° slope meet the ergonomic,brings the best experience to users without using the wrist and avoid the potentially dangerous dangerous to wrist.
· The criticized integrated board mount is due to the initial design, and the gasket mount didnt appear at that time(when design over and into the sample produce,gasket mount appear). The most expensive cost in the market is the integrated board mount at that time. The texture of this sandwich structure echoes the full-aluminum case. Achieving the target idea of the original design, but because it is only constrained at the top, not around like a sandwich even its hard feel and voice are not liked by everyone though it is expensive cost of produce
Integrated board mount (pic from ZF)
Idobao id80 v2 (pic from IDOBAO)
· due to the feedback of id80v1 voice in market,v2 version update the top case,increase the thickness of it to that eliminates the sound caused by the v1 top case defect
· change to the acrylic bottom and side-window design,improve the aesthetics and strengthen the use of lighting effects (also the creative design of mechanical keyboard)to show the rgb and led light,makes the keyboard more and more popular over other industry
side-window light effect (pic from IDOBAO)
· brass block’s adding is the brightest design of this version,the acrylic bottom adding change the structural balance of the keyboard.brass block’s adding makes the keyboard re-balance as the finishing touch that also makes some beauty with the brass color
Idobao id80 v3 (pic from DROP)
· as the gasket mount appear,we are decided to update the id80 structure but postponed to the v3 version,add the greatest structure ever that makes it be more useful.then design three style of it as the crystal(first crystal and transparent keyboard ever)/smokey/bestype(first use the electrophoresis white to keyboard),makes it a lot creative tech keyboard ever,also make some legend feeling for it
v3 bestype version (pic from IDOBAO)
gasket board mount (pic from ZF)
· the original and the diffculty of the crystal:designer think the rgb light is so beauty and why not to show it,want to make a transparent keyboard that have both pure and good-texture feeling.but the purity of acrylic is too difficult to adjust in keyboard,they dont want to use the acrylic pbt(which used in most transparent keyboard in market now),just want to make the best pure texture,to let people can directly see the structure of the keyboard like the anatomical perspective of the sense of sight.but this makes team make more than 10 times sample to confirm and make it success at last
high-pure transparent effect (pic from DROP)
· lighting update:support pcb updated to per key rgb with rgb underglow,make more choice and creative light show idea can be put on the keyboad.with the acrylic case whatever black or white,to make the transparent be much purer like a craft
(pic from DROP)
(pic from DROP)
· Cushion and brass design:the silicon of many pieces makes a better cushion on the board to reduce the voice of boards’structure.the 2 brass blocks of the keyboard re-balence and beauty of the keybaord,also protect the usb-cable port of board,the logo on the long brass block also a finishing touch detail
brass block with high-pure transparent case effect (pic from DROP)
thats all history of Idobao id80 series design.
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