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Offline kinruan

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[IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 01:43:12 »

7/29/2013 Update
Samples will arrive today!  and Group Buy thread will be released soon


7/24/2013 Update


The reason why i decide to pack every 200 in one is that

200=104/105+87+some left over
200= 3*GH60 +some left over also


generally one bag will be enough for two boards.(or three small boards) there will be about 10 left overs in case if you lost or break a couple of them
 
7/22/2013 Update
200 pieces a package, will be around 80$ without shipping and PP fee

danielucf is going to do proxy jobs for me. say thank u to him.

7/19/2013 Update
This group buy is decided! will be on in a couple monthes due to manufacturing
There will be three colors available: MX RED, MX White and Transparent]

pictures will be provided ASAP

i am looking for a CONUS distributor who ships all of them for me, very thank you!!

Notice! i am only the North American Distributor.
Any buyer who is located in Korea, Vietnam.... except Europe, due to Policy i can't sell them to u, very sorry, but there is an Asia Distributor starting a GB soon 








hi, everyone
as we know, there are some rare switches with transparent top cover, most of them are black switches. i saw the last picture several days ago and i have one idea:


WHY NOT MAKE THESE TRANSPARENT COVER MYSELF?
if we have a red steel plate, red switches, and a red aluminum case, WHY WE LEAVE THE SWITCHES BLACK :confused:??!!


YES, WE WANT THEM RED!!!!












i mean like this!


for one second, i think i am a talent  :p


Covers won't have cherry logo, but fit all the current MX switches

nothing has started yet, and i think i need to reach a minimum of 20,000
yeah, that is a lot.. but if everyone get 500, 100 of you will take 50,000 and they won't be expensive at all!!!!

and i am looking for someone hold this GB if it is a GB,

oh, ok.. before u get exciting,
please take one minute to fill in this IC form!

Attention! Colors such as "RED for MX Red" is pure unclear Red as same as the MX red switch, if u want transparent red, plz choose the transparent one
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18zQ-mV05pnRHYQWkejVM6b66yQDWxCvZBDBS5p0mYBQ/viewform

and see results here
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtbJB-WCUPFidGFsY3h5eTkyclA0dXV1NmlsU0RTZ0E&usp=sharing




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2/16
about 5000$ to make a nice model for this, won't cost too much for just producing pieces
they are made of ABS, so far.

and i am thinking about making every 200 a pack, so it is just enough for a 87 and a 104. any good suggestion? tell me here!


ALSO, i want it be global, get my point? sell to Europe/ Vietnam / Korea !! so that it may be easier to reach the minimum.  Looking for host.

GOOGLE FORM UPDATED


2/17 for silver, i am sorry there is no silver ABS. it also means, all ABS color is possible!










very thank you every GHer,
Best Regard,
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« Last Edit: Mon, 29 July 2013, 09:52:38 by kinruan »
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch up cover --multiple color
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 02:19:23 »
This is real interesting.  I am in for a bunch of these.  I had the same idea actually, and I think many people are interested in this.  The only thing to finish this off are clear keycaps.


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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch up cover --multiple color
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 02:21:50 »
Clear keycaps so you can see the red below??? Yes please!
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch up cover --multiple color
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 02:33:13 »
little update to the new form XD
and i fix the result checking
 thx everyone
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch up cover --multiple color
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 02:49:20 »
what would be the difference between clear and transparent? is the transparent just frosted/textured?

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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch up cover --multiple color
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 02:54:42 »
what would be the difference between clear and transparent? is the transparent just frosted/textured?

MX clear is more like white/clear and Transparent is very clear as pictures showed
see the first picture, there is the transparent cover on a MX clear, the clear switch is like white. there is the difference.
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch up cover --multiple color
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 02:58:43 »
this is interesting. I was actually wondering how to get some since i saw that red mx mini. xD
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch up cover --multiple color
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 03:00:43 »
this is interesting. I was actually wondering how to get some since i saw that red mx mini. xD
that is a 365, i think.
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch up cover --multiple color
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 03:05:10 »
what would be the difference between clear and transparent? is the transparent just frosted/textured?

MX clear is more like white/clear and Transparent is very clear as pictures showed
see the first picture, there is the transparent cover on a MX clear, the clear switch is like white. there is the difference.
so transparent is frosted, and clear is a milky one. got it.
i still want a clear one as in clear clear.

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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch up cover --multiple color
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 03:05:51 »
this is interesting. I was actually wondering how to get some since i saw that red mx mini. xD
that is a 365, i think.

oh. you're correct.  :confused:
sorry for my typo.  ;D
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 03:07:50 »
356 people. 356 mini.....

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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 03:10:24 »
356 people. 356 mini.....
yeah, ******************************************************** them
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 03:23:12 »
in for many

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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 03:23:54 »
I am in ...
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 05:11:35 »
Innnnnnnnnn ohohoho =D

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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 09:02:27 »
Innnnnnnnnn ohohoho =D
yes!  good to see u in my thread~
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« Reply #16 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 12:28:31 »
Oh the pleasure is all mine :3

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[IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 12:48:42 »
I want! Just got my hands on some clear housed blacks, but hey... Want these anyway :D

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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 13:25:08 »
won't you run into patent issues from Cherry with doing this in the US or EU?

Might be worthwhile to look into the Kailh Cherry MX Clone switches: http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/147w7i/the_ripster_switch_guide_to_the_kailh_cherry_mx/
As they already have the basic shape clone. I'm not sure if the top housing is the same and would fit into a cherry base, but if it does this likely would be the cheapest way to-do this

p.s. a little bird told me that there will be extremely limited quantities of the real transparent cherry switches for sale at GH in March sometime....

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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 13:43:02 »
won't you run into patent issues from Cherry with doing this in the US or EU?

Might be worthwhile to look into the Kailh Cherry MX Clone switches: http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/147w7i/the_ripster_switch_guide_to_the_kailh_cherry_mx/
As they already have the basic shape clone. I'm not sure if the top housing is the same and would fit into a cherry base, but if it does this likely would be the cheapest way to-do this

p.s. a little bird told me that there will be extremely limited quantities of the real transparent cherry switches for sale at GH in March sometime....

 i see the pictures, Kailh is a Chinese keyboard company, be famous of its bad quality of the clone switches, really....

what i want is just a top cover fitting all the MX switches, no logo, no any marker, it is just  a replacement piece, like all keycaps, i don't really think it will run into patent. anyway i will ask someone professional, thank u for ur attention.
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 16:30:50 »
Good idea, but switch tops won't even been seen unless you get transparent caps, which I don't think most people like.

I think something more useful is for you to get mx stems made for cheap. It's ridiculous to pay 80cents for a whole mx clear switch to only harvest the stems. So maybe make duplicates of stems in mx reds, clears, and browns. I'm guessing blue/green will be much more expensive because it's a 2-piece design.

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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 16:52:30 »
Good idea, but switch tops won't even been seen unless you get transparent caps, which I don't think most people like.

I think something more useful is for you to get mx stems made for cheap. It's ridiculous to pay 80cents for a whole mx clear switch to only harvest the stems. So maybe make duplicates of stems in mx reds, clears, and browns. I'm guessing blue/green will be much more expensive because it's a 2-piece design.

think about all the color is the same under your keycaps, that is really cool, and i believe many people will like it.

and two main reaseons i don't want to make any stems are: 1. quality. These stuff will be produced by a great chinese plastic factory. it is OK to make the top but not the stem. A stem is a moving part under high pressure, There have been a lot of clone switches such as Kailh above, but it is really easy to break, we don't have that kind of German industrial ability. instead, a top cover is so simple, we don't push it, or use it. it is only for good looking and keep dust away.
2. keep the stem market simple,  i don't want to clone any of the stems since they are made by Cherry, not by someone else and not replaceable, switches stem is the most important part of a mechanical keyboard. i  somehow " respect" the stems. if i made exactly the same stem, like the reworked cherry red ESC, everything will be massed up
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 17:11:49 »
I heard a birdie tell me too Flynn. I am looking towards March to get a few of those clear toppers. :D

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« Reply #23 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 17:14:18 »
I heard a birdie tell me too Flynn. I am looking towards March to get a few of those clear toppers. :D

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« Reply #24 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 17:15:35 »
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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 21:03:56 »
Voted on this a few hours ago when I woke up.
Retired.

Don't wanna make a big deal out of it but I'm done with gh for a bit. You can find me lurking a few posts or on Skype, send a PM I still check those. I haven't necessarily quit keyboards yet either ;)

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« Reply #26 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 21:21:39 »
Form filled...I MUST HAVE THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 21:23:27 »
If we produce our own, what about the ones coming already?

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« Reply #28 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 21:27:00 »
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Re: [IC] Transparent MX switch top cover --multiple color
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 21:27:16 »
If we produce our own, what about the ones coming already?

Give more info on this bro, keeping us in the dark only makes me want these since I know more info on them