2.25.2022

MISC UPDATES

+ No updates

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

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 TRANSIT

Keycaps are in transit from the manufacturer's warehouse to our warehouse. Groupbuy orders are expected to start shipping in March 2022. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK MINIMAL 2 

IN TRANSIT

+ Keycaps are in transit from the manufacturer's warehouse to our warehouse. Groupbuy orders are expected to start shipping in March 2022. 

PRODUCT UPDATE POST

SA DUALSHOT 

WAITING ON RAMA REPLACEMENTS

+ The remade keycaps have been received at RAMA Works for QC.

PRODUCT UPDATE POST


GMK REDLINE *

IN COLOR MATCHING PHASE

+ Deskpad-only orders have shipped.

GMK is shipping us the latest sample round next week.

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.

We are awaiting the designer's thoughts. He said he would get back to us today so there should be more of an update next week.

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.

+ The remade keycaps have been received at RAMA Works 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 *

PRODUCTION QUEUE

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

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

The manufacturer has pushed back the estimated shipping date to Q1 2023.

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