We have been working very closely with our keypad manufacturer and things are really shaping up. The more we get into it, the more the realization comes this is really a complex part. Luckily Andrew is a true perfectionist and the guys on the other side of the world are very helpful!
The key balance has been improved on the larger buttons and the arrow keys. This means the larger keys will be a lot more forgiving if you don't press them right in the center.
A sneak peak of the bottom of the keypad, the part you will otherwise never see:
Right after the campaign you will all get a survey-thingy where you can enter:
- Your address
- TOH casing colour
- Bottom slider colour
- Backplate option
- Keypad layout
Please think ahead which combination you want, then we can start ordering parts asap!
Aonsaithya has been so kind to make a colour-picker tool to see what is possible and how it will look. We will update this page asap with some fancy rendered pics, but it gives a good impression already.
As promised, we will look into making other layouts than the 6 layouts presented. If you prefer another layout, or a modified one based on an existing layout send an email to TOHKBD@funkyotherhalf.com titled Layout request: 'layout name'. If another 99 people want that configuration it becomes realistic to make this happen. Please describe on what keypad layout it is based, what extra symbols are needed and how it will look in the end. Do this within the next few days to make it into the survey options.
If you are one of the few that want a very specific layout, please do not forget: we will provide all files necessary to be able to engrave your layout at you local engraving shop. A lot of shops and hack-spaces all around the world have these facilities, so you and always add symbols to your keypad later!
For other questions, please do not use the Comment section of Kickstarter, we do not get notifications from it, can't answer in an orderly fashion and your question gets lost in the long list very fast. Just use the dedicated question section or the contact page on FunkyOtherHalf.com, we are happy to answer your questions and listen to your suggestions.
We would like to end this update with some fancy pics :) Stay Funky!