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Lee, please check this thread if you want to sign up for one or more of these units.

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I could pick up the sample today! Hopefully I can assemble it this weekend and start using it, but please be patient - let me gather some experience! To keep you guys curious, here are some photos I just shot: http://g-b.dk/gallery/digitouch Of course I'm going to explain more in the review :wink:
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Very interesting!

I would not have expected the layout to be seperate from the touch-sensitive surface. That could be very useful. Though, I would assume that in order to use it in a PowerBook/MacBook Pro, the layout surface would need to be glued down somehow.
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Hello everybody! I have just posted the first part of the review! This covers the technical aspects with lots of photos and also answers many questions that have been posted here so far. Enjoy!

Update 2015-12-09: the review is also archived here:
part 1: Google Drive
entire review (TXT file with wiki tags): Google Drive
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Thanks Torben, a detailed and interesting review.

Daniel.

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nice work!

looking forward to the torx8 showing up.

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Eric,

Out of interest, will the keyboards be supplied in kit form like Torben's review unit, or will they be already assembled?

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Aegis,
I would prefer to leave them disassembled. Honestly, it takes almost 5 minutes to assemble it. I could assemble them if it was necessary but you are going to be sorry if you do not get a chance to see the unobstructed surface of the board. ;-)

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Here is the second part of my review!

Apologies for the raw form but I promise to clean it up later. These are my first impressions of typing on the DigiTouch, and I thought you'd appreciate speed over beauty. I am also going to publish some comments on the assembly (with photos!) so stay tuned for a third part!

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Here is the third part of my review!

Comments? Questions?

Update 2015-12-09: the review is also archived here:
entire review (TXT file with wiki tags): Google Drive

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So, you haven't broken it yet :shock:
And seeking Dvorak Graal is looking for trouble. Well, my point exactly, you got some.

...sorry, just erase the second line, it's only my way to explain why I keep up with my insane qwerty pal :wink:

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Flex PCB creasing - DON'T DO IT!!!

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Hello,

When working out the details of recreating these cables, I spoke to many FlexPCB makers and they all said the same thing... DO NOT CREASE them. You want the fold to have a roll to it, as if folding the ribbon over a needle. This way it has a rounded bend as opposed to a sharp crease. Sharp creases increase the chance that the VERY VERY thin foil layer can crack when unfolded.

Do as you want, I will not crease.


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