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Test the keymat!

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by EvilDragon, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Caine

    Caine Advanced Member

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    Loving these little tidbits of information.
    Thanks for taking the time to test and review guys.
     
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  2. matzesu

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    But 1 mm is just a . (Dot) less, I can't imagine that it's worth the trouble making a new Mould..
    i think i will re arange my Pants a bit, my Portmonait will take place in the back pocket again, and the Pyra maybe in the pocket where the Portemonnaie was..
    that's under the pocket where my Pandora now is, and the Pandora off course will take Place in the Shelf of interesting Handhelds ..
    I hope therefore, the Gameboy Emulator will be ready when I get my Pyra..

    Also something I'm a bit confused whit the smiler caseupdate: in the Lowerpart of the case from the Pandora, in the Batterie Compartment, there is the Sticker whit the Serial Number,
    And if you change this Part, than will the Sticker also stay on the thicker Part, unless you put it carefully on the new part..
    That's important, cause I'm Number 27 or 28 which means it's one of the more special PrePreOrder Edition Pyras
     
  3. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    You will get it from me tonight!
    I'm just fully stuffed with work!
     
  4. Kippykip

    Kippykip BFG 9000

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  5. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    Not sure what you mean by this, but if you need a legitimate reason why it can't be fixed, it's because you can't add back the metal you already cut away from the molds. I assume any kind of cheap fix wouldn't be possible, the only fix is to mill out another expensive mold.
     
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  6. Kippykip

    Kippykip BFG 9000

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    It was supposed to say "Well... why be slicc, when you can be t h i c c" with fancy unicode text as the words but it looks like XenForo silently filtered out the characters for some reason.
     
  7. fahrstuhl

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    Didn't I write that the current keymat is the best one? I tested the other ones on a table and also compared them to the Pandora. They're about as stiff and squishy/non-clicky as the Pandora or a bit worse. No comparison to the Pyra.
    No chance to get them scrambled, everyone can tell what the current one is just by using it :D


    Cool, thanks! Although I don't mind, I'll just keep showing it around :D
    Also, there's some tape around the gaming buttons, why's that? Reducing the clearance between button and case? I didn't dare remove it, but it makes the corners of the buttons a bit sharp.
    (The buttons are really good, too, btw.)
     
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  8. 0x14f

    0x14f Still Fresh

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    Well, now I want that bögel den sack thingy !
     
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  9. comradekingu

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    Wrong use of exclamation point is best use.xD
     
  10. Grench

    Grench Forum Addict!

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    So - I'm number 9 on the keymat test list and number 8 on the prototype pre-order list. Is there any chance that the prototype could arrive before the keymat test sample?

    Assuming that the keymat averages 5 days per person including shipping time ~ 40 days out +/- for the keymat to make it's way to me.

    New cases should be arriving inside of the next week(ish). The last update on the subject from ED was that Prototypes were going to use the current/existing boards with on-board modifications. It sounds like ED is doing a traditional rolled LCD cable - if those are ordered they should arrive in the next 3 weeks or so. On my prototype pre-order I shelled out for overnight delivery - so shipping on it should be quick. Keymats are finalized and maybe even ordered, right? I'm not seeing anything right now that would push prototypes more than 4-5 weeks out, so ~28-35 days? Maybe?

    Yes, I know, wishful thinking.

    Has it been shipped to #2 on the list?
     
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  11. fahrstuhl

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    Yeah, I sent it on Wednesday evening.
     
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  12. ible

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    @SneHebNor you are formally requested to share your pictures, videos, and/or thoughts.
     
  13. SneHebNor

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    Will do! Is there a specific thread (this one?) for the test or shall I just open a new one?

    I already posted one picture in Diaspora*: https://framasphere.org/posts/3236282
    --- Double Post Merged, May 10, 2017, Original Post Date: May 10, 2017 ---
    Btw. I had the luck, that two groups of people took a look on the Pyra prototype:

    First, five of my colleagues, all of them hardware and software developers.

    Second, four people of the Berlin XMPP meetup, who are software developers, students, and Linux admins.

    They had some interesting remarks, I will share later - now I have to go to the post office to send the prototype to Patrick. Yesterdays attempt to send the Pyra were spoiled by Deutsche Post :~(

    'til later!
     
  14. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Translation: Pics or it didn't happen.
     
  15. mati

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    I still want to see this happen! The keymat in front of Brandenburg Gate etc
     
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  16. DrHAX

    DrHAX T̶h̶e̶ ̶A̶u̶t̶h̶o̶r̶ The Artist

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    If I hop in then you'll see it beside a goat and few chickens..
     
  17. SneHebNor

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  18. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Excellent stuff. Do you have any words also about how you found the keyboard in use?
     
  19. SneHebNor

    SneHebNor Still Fresh

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    OK, here my remarks about keymat and other aspects:
    1. I love the transparent casing! Maybe one can later replace the black with a transparent one?
    2. The keymat is better than expected given its size. Without a functioning system it is hard to tell, how easy it is to e.g. use vi or Emacs. The pressure point seems to be fine.
    3. The keyboard is much, much better than the one of the Sharp Zaurus SL-5500, the only other handheld computer with keyboard, I ever had.
    4. I wonder where the [SPACE] is? With the compose key?
    5. My colleagues and I have strong reservations about the height of the main PCB. With the permanent stress by keyboard, USB ports, SD card slots etc. tiny connections will break sooner or later. This can be prevented by a thicker PCB. E.g. ≥ 1.5 mm.
    6. Nobody of us liked the shoulder keys very much. But maybe that's because nobody of us is a gamer, so we probably don't understand the use case :~)
    That's it for now!

    PS: One of my colleagues fell in love on first sight with the Pyra. I'm sure, he will buy one, when it's available.
     
  20. Neelix

    Neelix Insecticidal Maniac

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    Use case when using it as a keyboard is fairly clear actually, they become left Shift, Fn, and Ctrl and Alt.

    What did you dislike about them, the positioning or how they felt to press? IIUC the latter will be different once the buttons actually connect with the switches on the PCB.

    -Neelix
     

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