12.10.2021

UPDATES

+ MoDo 2 groupbuy orders are shipping now through the 24th!
+ Redline, ThinkCaps, 80082 deskpads have arrived! 


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. 

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 given us estimated shipping dates on all pending projects up to DMG 3. A lot of the projects have been delayed from the previous date they gave us. We are just as frustrated with these delays as you are, but resin shortages are something that is out of their hands. See below for each projects' specific update.


HSA BEIGE ON BROWN

IN PRODUCTION QUEUE

+ Per the latest update from JTK, they are hoping to have this finished by the end of December which pushes the estimated delivery date for groupbuy participants to Q1 2022. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK REDACTED 

IN PRODUCTION

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to the week of December 20th. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK MODERN DOLCH 2 *

IN TRANSIT

We started fulfillment on groupbuy orders this week. Our goal is to complete order fulfillment by Dec. 24th.
+ All groupbuy orders will include a complementary novelty key for each base kit ordered. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK NUCLEAR DATA 

IN PRODUCTION

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

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK PONO 

IN PRODUCTION

Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to the week of December 20th. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK MINIMAL 2 

IN PRODUCTION QUEUE

Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to the week of January 17th. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

SA DUALSHOT *

WAITING ON RAMA REPLACEMENTS

+ Rama Works has notified us that they expect to receive the replacement caps mid-January. So we should receive them shortly after.

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK REDLINE *

IN COLOR MATCHING PHASE

+ Deskpads have arrived. Groupbuy orders not containing keysets will be fulfilled next week.

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

+ Red has been approved.

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

+ Designer has received samples and is now awaiting GMK to ship the reference caps to them for comparison.

Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to the week of March 28th pending color matching. 

Deskpads have arrived. Groupbuy orders not containing keysets will be fulfilled next week.

CUSTOM COLORS:
👁 Blue

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK 80082 *

PRODUCTION QUEUE

+ Deskpads have arrived. Deskpad-only groupbuy orders will be fulfilled next week.

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

+ Rama Works has notified us that the caps are in the enamel fill phase.

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

+ We have not yet received the new samples that were shipped to us on the 29th.

+ 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


* 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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