12.3.2021

UPDATES

+ GMK Dracula V2.0 is live for 3 more days!
+ MoDo 2 is arriving next week!


LIVE PRODUCTS

GMK DRACULA V2.0 

Colormatching is already done this time! 🎉

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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

FLOW ANALYSIS

+ While doing final prep of tooling, we found some design flaws that caused issues with different functionalities of the design. We had to correct them and get one last prototype to ensure everything was good. Adjustments have been completed and we are now awaiting the flow analysis on the parts before moving forward to tooling.

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.  

 


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 got an update from the operations supervisor this morning that the remaining 6 pallets were received at the freight warehouse last night, and they are scheduling final delivery to our warehouse for Monday. 🎉 This means we will be able to start fulfilling groupbuy orders next week after we have inventoried all product. All groupbuy participants can expect a shipping notification email with tracking this month!

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

+ We are still waiting on an update from Rama Works about these replacements.

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK REDLINE 

IN COLOR MATCHING PHASE

+ 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. 

Deskpads still in transit from manufacturer. 

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 still in transit from manufacturer. 

CUSTOM COLORS:
👁 Blue

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK 80082 *

PRODUCTION QUEUE

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

+ We received and approved photos of the revised Rama Caps on Nov 28th. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

GMK TUZI *

COLOR MATCHING PHASE

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to the July 2022 pending color matching.
+ We received the second round of colors samples this week. Both the color specialist and designer have received them, so we should have information about them in the next week or two. 

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

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK NORSE *

COLOR MATCHING PHASE

+ Estimated shipping date from the manufacturer has been updated to August 2022 pending color matching.
+ The manufacturer shipped the new samples on Nov 29th, so we should receive them next week.

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! We are waiting for an updated shipping estimate.

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

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

+ We received our samples last week shipped them to the color specialist. They have received them, so we should have an update on the colors in the next week or so. 

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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