1.21.2022

MISC UPDATES

+ To avoid the repetitive re-raffles we had to do for the Bauer 2 groupbuy, we are going to sell the unpaid boards in a new interactive way via live streams on Whatnot! Follow us so you'll be notified when we stream to have a chance at getting a Bauer 2 as well as many others things that are not available on our site! The Bauer 2s will most likely not be sold all at once and will be spread out over multiple streams.

FOLLOW US ON WHATNOT

+ You can now check out your email list preferences to choose which email lists you are a part of and to confirm you are on a list. Just click the “Manage Preferences” link at the bottom of any email we've sent (excluding Shopify order confirmation and shipping notification emails).

COMPANY UPDATES

NEW FACILITY

+ If you haven't heard, we are in the process of designing a different kind of metal rectangle. A new building. We are bursting at the seams at our current location, so we are way overdue for more space to stretch out and makes things more efficient.  
+ We have purchased a 3 acre parcel of land and are preparing for construction of a custom-built 12,000~ sq/ft facility. 3 acres is more than we need at this moment, but it will allow us to expand with new facilities as we grow in the future without moving again. 
+ We have a meeting early next week to finalize the design of the building. We hope to have more information in a dedicated post soon.


FUTURE PRODUCTS 

BAUER LITE 

+ We have received the hot-swap PCB samples. They work great but just need a couple adjustments on the graphics.
+ We should have packaging samples very soon. Hopefully before CNY holiday. 

Known Info
+ Injection-molded Polycarbonate
+ Bauer Lite PCB will be the same form factor as (and compatible with) Bauer 2
+ Bauer Lite plates will be the same as (and compatible with) Bauer 2
+ Bauer Lite top/bottom case is not the same as Bauer 2 metal versions (i.e. not compatible) because the injection molding process requires a different design for production
+ Bauer Lite mounting system will be the same style as the Bauer 2, with neoprene pads and taco bumpers
+ Will be consistently available and may launch it with an unlimited preorder
+ There will be a hotswap PCB

Unannounced Info
- Price
- Launch date
- Color options
- What it sounds like (only a 3D-printed version exists!)
- Anything else not mentioned above

Waitlist
+ We have opened up a list for anyone who is waiting for the release of this project, since we are growing closer. This list is separate from our normal newsletter and will provide updates specifically about Bauer Lite, as we get closer to the release. This will also help us make decision on how we will handle the launch, by knowing how many people are wanting a board.  

WAITLIST

HEAVY GRAIL PLATE TOOLING 

+ We are very excited to announce that, as of last week, we have officially completed the acquisition of the Heavy Grail plate tooling from Norbauer & Co.

PRESS RELEASE


GROUPBUY UPDATES

❗️GMK has made us aware that the 3u space bar mold was made incorrectly and is 2mm short. This affects a few of our sets. GMK MoDo 2 obviously is already shipping, so we will have to ship the replacements to all customers of the Obscure kit once they arrive.

GMK Nuke Data was already packaged before they discovered this problem. We will most likely just go ahead and get the set shipped to us, ship all orders not including the spacebar kit, and wait to ship the orders with the spacebar kit once the replacements arrive. 

All other sets that have not shipped will have the corrected version.


HSA BEIGE ON BROWN

IN PRODUCTION QUEUE 

+ Per the latest update from JTK, molds are being tested still and some had to be remade. They are aiming to have molds completed before Chinese New Year but production will have to take place after CNY. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK REDACTED 

IN PRODUCTION

+ We have been notified that this set has been pushed back to February to redo some caps. They just want to make sure the legends are precise and up to our standards.

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK MODERN DOLCH 2 

SHIPPED
+ All groupbuy orders have shipped. If you have not received a shipping email, you did not request a hold, and your order has not been updated to fulfilled on your account page, please reach out to us. 
+ 3u spacebar molds were found to be incorrect, so the replacements will be shipped to us in mid January. (as of 12.17.2021)
PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK NUCLEAR DATA *

SHIPPING

+ 3u spacebar molds were found to be incorrect, so the spacebar kits will be shipped to us in mid January. (as of 12.17.2021)
+ All groupbuy orders that can be shipped, have been. Orders containing spacebar kits will ship once the corrected 3u spacebars arrive.

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK PONO *

SHIPPING

+ Some groupbuy orders have shipped. Fulfillment will continue with processing and shipping of the remaining GMK Pono groupbuy orders next week.

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK MINIMAL 2 *

IN PRODUCTION QUEUE

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to the week of January 31st. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

SA DUALSHOT

WAITING ON RAMA REPLACEMENTS

+ Rama Works has notified us that they expect the remade SA Dualshot caps to be shipped to them in a couple of weeks for QC.

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK REDLINE 

IN COLOR MATCHING PHASE

+ Deskpad-only orders have shipped.

+ We have submitted for another round of Mods and Alphas. They still are not right.

Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to the week of March 21st pending color matching. 

CUSTOM COLORS:

Red
🔄 Alpha Base
✅ Alpha Legends
🔄 Modifier Base

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK THINKCAPS

COLOR MATCHING PHASE

+ Deskpad-only orders have shipped.

Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to the week of April 4th pending color matching.

+ The designer decided they wanted another round of samples. We have submitted the information to the manufacturer.

CUSTOM COLORS:
👁 Blue

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK 80082

PRODUCTION QUEUE

+ Deskpad-only orders have shipped.

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to June 2022.

RAMA Works has notified us that the remade 80082 caps are being shipped to them this week for QC.

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK TUZI

COLOR MATCHING PHASE

+ We have discussed the colors and measurements and have decided to get another same of all three colors. The white sample was basically exactly the same as the first round. Purple and magenta are very close to being right. 

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to the July 2022 pending color matching.

CUSTOM COLORS:
🔄 White (Alphas)
🔄 Purple (Mods)
🔄 Magenta (Accents)

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK NORSE *

COLOR MATCHING PHASE

+ The sample that was sent towards the end of 2021 was lost in transit. We just received the replacement sample. We'll be distributing the new sample color to the color specialist and designer next week.

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to August 2022 pending color matching.

CUSTOM COLORS:

🔄 Blue Green (Mods)

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK BLURPLE 

PRODUCTION QUEUE

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to August 2022.

+ Both colors have been approved on the first round and we are now in the production queue! 

CUSTOM COLORS:
✅ Alphas (Blue Gray)
✅ Mods (Blurple)

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


SA RAMSES

COLOR MATCHING PHASE

CUSTOM COLORS:
⏸ Green
⏸ Brown

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK DUALSHOT 2 

IN PRODUCTION QUEUE

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to September 2022.

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK SYMBIOTE

IN COLOR MATCHING

+ We have discussed the colors and measurements and have decided to get another same of the alpha base, mod base, and the alpha legend. The mod legend is approved. 

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to September 2022.

CUSTOM COLORS:

🔄 Alpha Base
🔄 Alpha Legends
🔄 Modifer Base
✅ Modifer Legends
⏸ Membrane Base

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK BOTANICAL 2

IN PRODUCTION QUEUE

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to October 2022.

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK DMG 3

IN PRODUCTION QUEUE

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to November 2022. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK KLASSIKER

IN PRODUCTION QUEUE

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK DRACULA V2.0

IN PRODUCTION QUEUE

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


* An asterisk next indicates that there is updated information since the previous update.


Colormatching status key:
- Waiting on first round 
👁 - Analyzing samples
🔄 - Getting another round
- Approved

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