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WhiteFox Programmable Mechanical Keyboard

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4.7?
Discovered on 2017-06-26

Customize your workspace with ease with the WhiteFox Programmable Mechanical Keyboard. Totally compact, this keyboard gives you fully programmable keys to suit all of your needs. With open source software, the options for each key are endless. The high-quality design features a stunning solid aluminum body. Lightweight and durable, the WhiteFox Keyboard is compact to fit on any desk, lap, or table. In addition, each key is made from PBT engineering plastics which are also highly durable. Likewise, the legends are also dye-sublimated which won’t wear or fade. Using mechanical switches, you have three options: Halo True and Halo Clear, which were invented by Input Club, and Kaihua Blue. Ideal for Windows, Mac, and Linux, the WhtieFox Keyboard has a configurator to maximize your accessibility. You can even create layers and layers and include custom macro options.

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Overview & Specs
Material :
Aluminum, PBT Plastics
Switches :
Halo True, Halo Clear, Kaihua Blue
Compatibility :
Mac, Windows, Linux
Features :
Fully Programmable, Lightweight, Compact
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Alphasus
@Mike
68 switches are required for a full keyboard, as far as I can determine by counting the number of keys on the board in the thumbnail image.
Joe
Question on changing a pledge - I pledged for a Whitefox and Nightfox both with Halo True switches. Was thinking I'd like to change the Whitefox to Halo Clears, is that possible? Thanks!
Mike
How many switches are used in the assembly of one keyboard? I purchased the kit and need to know how many switches to buy.
Input Club
@Les Manalili - ma is correct!
@ma - Thank you for that!
@Adrian Bjugård - Yes, all kits come with stabilizers.
@Saaj - I believe we are looking into this currently and will confirm later in the campaign.
Saaj
Is the PCB for the WhiteFox compatible with holtites (do they fall through or not)?
Adrian Bjugård
@Input Club Does the switchless NightFox kit come with stabilisers?
ma
@Les Manalili - Halo True is easier to press at first but becomes harder to press towards bottoming out after the key has been actuated. You can compare the force charts for both switches here: Halo True: https://input.club/the-comparative-guide-to-mechanical-switches/tactile/halo-true/
Halo Clear: https://input.club/the-comparative-guide-to-mechanical-switches/tactile/halo-clear/
Les Manalili
@Input Club Are the Halo True's easier to press though?
Input Club
@Jim Keen - Alphasus's comment is very accurate. This makes Halo True's the quietest.
Alphasus
The Halo Trues and Clears should be similarly loud but it's harder to bottom out the Halo Trues, therefore they shouldn't be as loud.
Jim Keen
Of the key options which is the quietest?
Blake
Sooooooo. No keyboard sitting on my porch waiting for me when I get home. This is going to be a LOOOOOOOONG wait. This and the k-type are found to torture me before they come in. Was just talking with family about how the holiday season was right around the corner. Join this and suddenly it seems like years away!
John
Another vote here for macOS labelled function keys to purchase in the future.
ucyo
@Hakon Looks like my message got people confused. Just because the shipping address is Germany it doesn't mean you'll get an ISO keyboard. The campaign main page was clear about it. What I meant with 'the default is ISO in Germany' is that if you were to go to a shop in Germany or start an it job and ask for a keyboard, that you'll get a ISO layout. The main campaign page and the answers in the comments have been pretty clear about this.
Input Club
@Everyone - Thank you for the congratulations and support, we are very excited! Please forgive us if we aren't as active in the comments section for the next few weeks as we have a lot of work to do. If you'd like to get ahold of someone at Input Club (for a refund, advanced question, etc.), please join our Discord at this link - https://discord.gg/9tpgDGS or send a direct message. Also, we will be collecting shipping addresses during a Backer Survey soon, this is our first Kickstarter campaign and we are exploring what all the best practices are for collecting the necessary information. It is vastly different from standard e-commerce practices that we are used to and we want to make sure no mistakes are made! @Brian Yee - That is correct.
@Jim Keen - Possibly, but it may be a while.
@Alphasus + Koesten - We will look into configuration modifications like this, we are in the middle of making a client-side configurator that has a lot more functionality than the web one.
@Chris Salinas - Full WhiteFox keycap sets will be one of the first keycap projects made available, yes.
@Johannes Heise - We do not currently plan to do so.
@Hakon Tdal - If you would like a refund, please send a direct message. There will be no ISO keyboards in this campaign.
Tom Young
@Hakon everyone has always been incredibly clear about the keyboard layout in this campaign only being the Truefox, with no other layout available until some undefined point in the future. It's a shame, because lots of people would rather than a different one (personally, I wanted Aria) but it's reasonable for Input Club to limit customisability while they prove to themselves and to us that they can handle the fulfilment side of things. Adding more options vastly complicates fulfilment.
Hakon Tdal
@lekashman but 3 days ago @206549021 answered @907573856 that the default layout for Germany is ISO. This is not correct for this campaign, then!? To bad! Could I back out and get my money back, or can I wait and receive an ISO layout keyboard later?
Johannes Heise
Will the Backer number be engraved on the Keyboard or in some other way included?
Justin Olson
Congrats IC on a great project!
Chris Salinas
Will whitefox keycaps be sold at the kono store for those wanting to use them for other boards?
Koesten
In the configurator, is it possible to add eacute, egrave, etc. ?
Alphasus
In the configurator, can macros be added on function layers? For example, on layer 1, can pressing t make the word the(not the actual use case, just asking)?
Jim Keen
* for my comment below I mean as an additonal purchase from your store, not with the whitefox as offered here.
Jim Keen
I use a mac, its great there will be a cmd key but will there be a separate option to buy macOS function keys with the correct symbols? https://support.apple.com/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/keyboards/italian_notebook.png
cj
@Danny At some point before it ships, the campaign creator will send you a survey where you will be asked for your shipping address.
Danny
This is my first time at kickstarter, how do they know where to ship to? my profile do not have my mail address.
Brian Yee
Congratulations on the funding! Is the right shift and backspace the only keys that are non-standard sizes?
Arielle Anon
Congrats on funding the campaign! I'm looking forward to having a Nightfox of my own.
Edward Cheung
Congrats on the awesome funding campaign! Look forward to receiving the Nightfox!
Karl Möller
Right, I don't trust the South African Post Office anymore so I will just ship to a forwarder in the US then.
Input Club
@Karl Möller - Yes we plan on using USPS except in special circumstances.
@Koesten - Sure!
@Hakon Tdal - Marcin is correct, this is a campaign for a single layout, the one pictured. We do not have a current timeline for offering ISO.
Marcin Skotnicki
@Hakon from what I understand, all keyboards from the kickstarter campaign will only have the True Fox layout, which has the ANSI enter etc
Hakon Tdal
I just backed for a NightFox Keyboard (Halo True) shipping to Norway.
Will I automagically receive the ISO layout, or must I specify that, somewhere?
Is blank keys an option (no markings)?
Koesten
Can you swap keys to recreate an AZERTY keyboard ?
Karl Möller
What shipping is used for international orders? Normal post?
Input Club
@Rick R - Thanks so much!
@Juan - Yes it does!
@Marcin - you are correct and we will offer alternate cables in the future.
Marcin Skotnicki
I assume that the Whitefox will ship with a USB-C to USB-A cable. Will it be possible to buy a matching white and blue USB-C to USB-C cable in the Kono store?
Juan
Does this come preprogrammed, and work out of the box?
Rick R
Great update. Truly looking forward to my new keys. Godspeed team.
Input Club
@Les Manalili + Dan Willman - The videos will come out later, once every aspect of the switches is 100% finalized. Kono does have a sister, her name is Yami. She is also an Origami Fox, but is dark and red.
@Hyohyeon Jeong - We will address this during Backer Survey, if you are adding a NightFox, add $189 if you are adding a WhiteFox, add $169. We can always refund money, but it is very tricky to collect additional Kickstarter funds. Please make sure any NightFox related orders are fully paid for by the end of the campaign!
Hyohyeon Jeong
@Andrew or @Brandon, should I assume that my addition pledge has been fulfilled? :D And I'm pretty sure I should pay you extra for this... how would I do so?
Dan Willman
One more for videos of the switches if possible.
Blake
@mike Bye
Les Manalili
1 - Still waiting for those videos of the new switches
2 - KONO HAS A SISTER? Congrats on almost quadrupling your target. ^_^ Truefox is my layout. I just hope I like the halo true switches :) GZ!
Andrew Lekashman
@Benedikt - It probably will not ship with Kono's little sister. Kono is the guardian of the keyboards and he will take on the task of protecting your keyboard himself.
@lostapathy + Vin + udller - Please send us a private message and we will coordinate with you directly.
@joe song - I believe your issue has been solved.
@Mike Phillips - Thanks for your interest, our sincere apologies that this campaign isn't for you!
@Vincent Mac - This campaign only comes with one layout - the True Fox.
Vincent Mac
Where do we select the keyboard layout?
Mike Phillips
I thought about it a lot and this just isn't the keyboard for me. I like heavy linear switches and the lack of options here kills it for me. I'm canceling my pledge and I'll wait to see if this winds up on your site with better options.
udller
Is there a pledge option for a whitefox assembled and a nightfox kit? its really what i would have liked. Can i get that somehow? hopefully with halo clear ?
joe song
Hey guys, for the giveaway, my email had something like 200 entries but upon checking again, its back down to 1. I literally spread this link everywhere and got people to sign up for the giveaway. what happened!