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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #390 on: Mon, 05 November 2012, 07:06:40 »
could we get some geekhack preorders for switches in? i really really don't want to miss these :)

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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #391 on: Mon, 05 November 2012, 07:42:54 »
could we get some geekhack preorders for switches in? i really really don't want to miss these :)

Okay, anyone who wants to be on the "first dibs" list, please PM me with your name, email, and phone#.  We'll make sure that you're contacted as soon as the switches are in.  You'll be able to order even prior to the web page being posted.


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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #392 on: Mon, 05 November 2012, 08:44:31 »
PM sent!

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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #393 on: Sun, 25 November 2012, 13:44:43 »
Is TKL in the plans yet? Sign me up for a European blank PBT quiet version  ;D.

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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #394 on: Mon, 26 November 2012, 14:42:06 »
Is TKL in the plans yet? Sign me up for a European blank PBT quiet version  ;D.

We have lots of stuff in development.

You'll have to wait and see what materializes.


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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #395 on: Mon, 26 November 2012, 18:48:10 »
I want to see ALPS POM more than PBT. Yes, I love PBT, but given how hard ALPS keycaps can be to remove, I want to see POM, because that will make it easy to replace/fix/whatever the keycaps. Blank POM is preferable, but I'd go with whatever.
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #396 on: Mon, 26 November 2012, 19:20:49 »
I want to see ALPS POM more than PBT. Yes, I love PBT, but given how hard ALPS keycaps can be to remove, I want to see POM, because that will make it easy to replace/fix/whatever the keycaps. Blank POM is preferable, but I'd go with whatever.

Okay, I'll ask, but I think Signature Plastics only has PBT for ALPS.


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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #397 on: Thu, 29 November 2012, 03:43:47 »
I want to see POM, because that will make it easy to replace/fix/whatever the keycaps.

How?
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #398 on: Sat, 01 December 2012, 00:36:20 »
I want to see POM, because that will make it easy to replace/fix/whatever the keycaps.

How?
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ALPS keycaps can be really hard to remove. POM has a much lower coefficient of friction (It can be hard to get the stabilizers to fit without falling out!) so (in theory) the keycaps would be easier to remove.

Also, I do believe SP does not offer POM at all. :(
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #399 on: Tue, 11 December 2012, 16:04:23 »
News about when will switches be available?
Are you giong to sell both the quiet tactile and the clicky?
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #400 on: Tue, 11 December 2012, 16:17:47 »
I want to see POM, because that will make it easy to replace/fix/whatever the keycaps.

How?
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #401 on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 18:42:05 »
News about when will switches be available?
Are you giong to sell both the quiet tactile and the clicky?

I'm in China right now.  We were at the switch factory 2 days ago.  The switches will go on sale in January -- both quiet tactile and the clicky model.

We've also worked out the shipping logistics.  They'll be shipped in a padded 7x7x3 inch box.  North American orders will be shipped from Canada or the US.  International orders will ship from Taiwan (due to the lower international shipping rates Taiwan offers).

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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #402 on: Thu, 13 December 2012, 00:55:56 »
PM sent.
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #403 on: Sat, 15 December 2012, 16:38:02 »
I'm interested, but will the minimum order be any less than eight hundred pieces?  A packet of 150 or 200 would be nice, as it's enough to re-switch almost any conventional board with loads of extras in case you mess up repeatedly.

I was fiddling with a board with blue Monterrey switches today, and it sounds a lot like what you're trying for-- a little lighter, a little more consistent, and not quite as loud.  If you've used them, would you consider the new switch comparable?

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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #404 on: Sat, 15 December 2012, 16:55:09 »
Some time ago Matias stated 200pc boxes.  Hopefully this still holds.
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #405 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 00:08:49 »
I'm interested, but will the minimum order be any less than eight hundred pieces?  A packet of 150 or 200 would be nice, as it's enough to re-switch almost any conventional board with loads of extras in case you mess up repeatedly.

Thanks for your interest...

Yes, they'll be sold in packs of 200, shipped in a 7x7x3 inch padded box.  This keeps the shipping cost down, while ensuring that there are plenty of spare switches for any individual keyboard project.

North American orders will be shipped from Canada or the US.  International orders will be shipped from Taiwan.

We'll also be making keycaps available.  Ours are ABS, but you can get PBT caps from Signature Plastics (SP).  Unfortunately, the SP caps are shorter than ours, so they are probably not suitable for a direct replacement on our boards -- you'll see the switches exposed from underneath.


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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #406 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 00:27:42 »
We'll also be making keycaps available.  Ours are ABS, but you can get PBT caps from Signature Plastics (SP).  Unfortunately, the SP caps are shorter than ours, so they are probably not suitable for a direct replacement on our boards -- you'll see the switches exposed from underneath.

Have you considered making blank abs keycaps?

Yes, we'll be making those available in white and black.


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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #407 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 02:50:06 »
How about PBT keycaps? :).  TKL + PBT Pls :)

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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #408 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 08:20:09 »
Are the ABS keycaps you will be offering pad printed, double shot, or dye subliminated?
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #409 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 09:10:45 »
Are the ABS keycaps you will be offering pad printed, double shot, or dye subliminated?

They'll be available in blank or lasered.


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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #410 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 14:44:38 »
Still surprised that no major group buy has bee made yet. We all need a couple of switches to test, admit it.

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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #411 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 15:29:00 »
Group buy for what?  Switches aren't available yet.  When they're available then perhaps.  I have a 1087XM waiting and I intend on getting both types of switches, so anyone that is interested in just a few of each to play with I should be able to accommodate a number of you.
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #412 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 01:37:31 »
Oh god so excited....

I am envisioning new dampened Matias switches with perhaps some strategically chosen black caps to make over my SIIG minitouch. Drool...

At minimum, will re-switch it most likely.
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #413 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 03:39:22 »
Still surprised that no major group buy has bee made yet. We all need a couple of switches to test, admit it.

I thought switches would be available in packs of 200, meaning no group buy would be needed.

Yes, they'll be sold in packs of 200, shipped in a 7x7x3 inch padded box.  This keeps the shipping cost down, while ensuring that there are plenty of spare switches for any individual keyboard project.

North American orders will be shipped from Canada or the US.  International orders will be shipped from Taiwan.

We'll also be making keycaps available.  Ours are ABS, but you can get PBT caps from Signature Plastics (SP).  Unfortunately, the SP caps are shorter than ours, so they are probably not suitable for a direct replacement on our boards -- you'll see the switches exposed from underneath.
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #414 on: Mon, 14 January 2013, 17:12:47 »
Matias, when are you going to stop teasing us!!!
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #415 on: Mon, 14 January 2013, 20:03:48 »
Matias, when are you going to stop teasing us!!!

Not much longer.  :-)

The switches will go on sale this month.


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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #416 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 00:10:59 »
Matias, when are you going to stop teasing us!!!

Not much longer.  :-)

The switches will go on sale this month.



Excellent. Is the original price estimate (100$ for 800ct) still accurate?

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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #417 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 00:36:38 »
Matias, when are you going to stop teasing us!!!

Not much longer.  :-)

The switches will go on sale this month.
Ooooooh... Can't wait to see these  :p
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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #418 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 01:15:11 »
Matias, when are you going to stop teasing us!!!

Not much longer.  :-)

The switches will go on sale this month.



Excellent. Is the original price estimate (100$ for 800ct) still accurate?

In order to reduce the shipping cost, we've reduced the package size to 200 pcs.  That's more than enough for any single keyboard project, with extra switches to cover mistakes.  It will sell for $40 + shipping.


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Re: New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
« Reply #419 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 03:04:38 »
In order to reduce the shipping cost, we've reduced the package size to 200 pcs.  That's more than enough for any single keyboard project, with extra switches to cover mistakes.  It will sell for $40 + shipping.

Will they be shipping from Canadia exclusively or will there be a cheaper shipping option for us to the south?
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