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[GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:26:35 »


Welcome to the GB post for ePBT 6085.
Discord for updates: https://discord.gg/9Bx8US7TBR




GB Dates: April 15 - May 16


Vendors:

NA: Keyspresso
UK: Proto[Typist]
EU: MyKeyboard
AU: Daily Clack
Rest of World: KBDfans


Pricing:

KBDfansKeyspressoMyKeyboardProtoTypistDaily Clack
Base79.00 USD79.00 USD79.00 EUR68.00 GBP114.00 AUD
Numpad18.00 USD18.00 USD18.00 EUR15.00 GBP26.00 AUD
NorDeUK19.00 USD19.00 USD19.00 EUR16.00 GBP27.00 AUD
40s25.00 USD25.00 USD25.00 EUR21.00 GBP36.00 AUD
Spacebar10.00 USD10.00 USD10.00 EUR8.00 GBP14.00 AUD
Hiragana20.00 USD20.00 USD20.00 EUR17.00 GBP29.00 AUD
Cyrillic20.00 USD20.00 USD20.00 EUR17.00 GBP29.00 AUD
Novelties19.00 USD19.00 USD19.00 EUR16.00 GBP27.00 AUD
Rama45.00 USD40.00 USD38.00 EUR39.00 GBP55.20 AUD
Deskmat20.00 USD20.00 USD20.00 EUR19.00 GBP27.00 AUD
D60Light119.00 USD119.00 USD119.00 EUR105.00 GBP170.50 AUD
D60Light + Keycaps*158.00 USD158.00 USD158.00 EUR140.00 GBP224.70 AUD
*The D60Light keycap kit is a 60% only kit that can only be purchased with a D60Light.


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ePBT Template Design:
Consider this image to be WYSIWYG for the legends as it is straight from the file ePBT will use for production.
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Calliope by Yoot


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i69 by Illuminati Keyboards / Ion Keyboards

Iron180 by Smith + Rune






TMOv2 by Funderburker


Prime_E by PrimeKB


HAUS by Hand Engineering


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*Sample alpha and mod keys from my Xerox board have been sent to KBDfans for color matching

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Rama Works:

The cherry on top to round off the 6085 aesthetic.

ZeusWorks:



These will be limited to 15-20 cables, available from ZeusWorks directly.


D60Lite - 6085 Edition:

Wei from KBDfans surprised me by offering to run a special 6085 themed D60Lite keyboard kit alongside the keyset.
The inspiration stems from my old, discolored Xerox JD-2.

Pricing information for all vendors will be added as it becomes available.

Wei provided me with renders to give people an idea of what's to come:


*Photos of the physical sample will be provided as soon as they are available.

A special bare-bones kit will also be offered to pair with the D60Lite:




Marco - thank you for the amazing renders and for putting up with my constant changes and last minute asks. You're the real MVP! Marco's socials: Instagram | Twitter

For additional information and context, please see the IC post here
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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:44:29 »
Reserved for updates

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 16:50:48 »
Great style, amazing kitting. I really appreciate 2x3u spacebars in the spacebar kit.

A day 1 cop for me of most kits.



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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 16:53:32 »
IN  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 17:02:22 »
beautiful. I'm in

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 21:49:31 »
Great style, amazing kitting. I really appreciate 2x3u spacebars in the spacebar kit.

A day 1 cop for me of most kits.

not much i can add, in for 4 kits.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 22:03:17 »
Bought everything except the norde kit.

That 40'S kit IS INSANE. There's enough keys to ALMOST  cover 2 boards with just the kit and 2 sets of alphas. I fully plan to borrow some mods from the base and novelty kits to cover 3 boards.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 00:44:22 »
Is it too late now to add a tab key on the cyrillic/hiragana alphas kit? With an extra tab, you can use the base kit and an alphas kit on two boards.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 00:46:20 »
Is it too late now to add a tab key on the cyrillic/hiragana alphas kit? With an extra tab, you can use the base kit and an alphas kit on two boards.

I would say it's probably too late... Yeah. I already paid for mine. We are past the point of no return.

Just buy the novelties kit.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 01:39:07 »
Is it too late now to add a tab key on the cyrillic/hiragana alphas kit? With an extra tab, you can use the base kit and an alphas kit on two boards.

I would have added a secondary tab if there were extra/accented enters in the base kit, it doesn't make much sense to include extra tabs otherwise. However, the novelties kit provides a tab and an extra ANSI and ISO enter. But yes, it is too late to make any kitting changes.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 06:11:57 »
All kits and RAMA bought.  Love this set, good luck.
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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 07:38:00 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 08:53:11 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

not sure if this is useful info: na vendor (keyspresso) is in canada, i’m in us. shipping on my order was $5.30 usd

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 09:01:52 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

not sure if this is useful info: na vendor (keyspresso) is in canada, i’m in us. shipping on my order was $5.30 usd


I am out of Con-US and the quote for shipping was hefty. It is a shame vendors did not work out an agreement for competitive shipping pricing. Even more, considering the multiple order they are getting nowadays.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 17 April 2021, 13:25:27 »
Joined for Base, Novelties, and Cyrillic Alphas! My first Cyrillic sublegend kit, super stoked.

Great work nu_types!

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 19 April 2021, 22:13:43 »

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 10:31:53 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 11:41:57 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.





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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 17:06:16 »
In for a base and novelties!

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 17:19:58 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 20:58:32 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

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I really appreciate the tip; but, I am based in LA, for now. Bad luck, maybe.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 07:30:20 »
was just about to cop but is it just me or are there keys missing from the 40s?

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 12:13:48 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

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If you are in Europe look at MyKeyboard https://mykeyboard.eu/


I really appreciate the tip; but, I am based in LA, for now. Bad luck, maybe.

Louisiana or Los Angeles? Not sure what is going on but shipping to me in Florida is 18 for the same kit.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 15:17:29 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

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If you are in Europe look at MyKeyboard https://mykeyboard.eu/


I really appreciate the tip; but, I am based in LA, for now. Bad luck, maybe.

I just tested a Burbank address on Keyspresso and I'm seeing a $11.55 shipping option for a base kit. If you're currently based in LA, you should go with Keyspresso.

was just about to cop but is it just me or are there keys missing from the 40s?


I ran the 40s kit by the 40s discord awhile back when I was working on the kitting. It shouldn't be missing anything major.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 19:35:04 »
was just about to cop but is it just me or are there keys missing from the 40s?


I ran the 40s kit by the 40s discord awhile back when I was working on the kitting. It shouldn't be missing anything major.


dammit those ****ing casuals let me down, most of the bottom row is missing.
it has been pointed out to me that those keys are covered in the "base kit", but who the hell want to spend 100aud for maybe 10 usable caps. ok sure technically not 100 because i guess the alphas count for something. fine 60ish aud for a few caps.

idk man "base kits" are bull**** and this is why i ****ing hate that its the standard form for cherry. why tho, why do cherry set runners get rock hard at the thought of a "base kit" when  kat, sa, dsa, (others?) so casually just keep mods and alphas separate? its because of gmk isnt it, they are the big bois on the block, they set the standard, they are loathed to do anything outside of normie kitting and use "base kits" to emphasise that.
sorry if this feels personal, its not. i just ****ing hate that gmkunts has that much influence and am slightly tilted that the 40s discord would let this one slip. thanks for making an effort, its better than most.


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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 19:58:28 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.

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I really appreciate the tip; but, I am based in LA, for now. Bad luck, maybe.

Check on https://dailyclack.com/ too. I looked at the Cyrillic alphas kit and postage is only $15 AUD ($11.64 USD) to California. That makes the Cyrillic alphas delivered $44 AUD ($34.14 USD).

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 20:45:46 »
Is the shipping almost $40 USD? Wow, another set that I should let pass.

Is it that high from kbdfans? Even as a conusa ressident, I buy from kbdfans so I can get epbt kits before the proxies.






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If you are in Europe look at MyKeyboard https://mykeyboard.eu/


I really appreciate the tip; but, I am based in LA, for now. Bad luck, maybe.

Check on https://dailyclack.com/ too. I looked at the Cyrillic alphas kit and postage is only $15 AUD ($11.64 USD) to California. That makes the Cyrillic alphas delivered $44 AUD ($34.14 USD).

You are right. The shipping to my place is also $15. TY.
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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 22:56:57 »
You are right. The shipping to my place is also $15. TY.

Sounds like we found a solution :) they're a good vendor too.

I also got the D60Light, it looks like it'll be a really nice retro aesthetic combo.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 08:06:48 »
All right, bought most of the sets and the RAMA! This just has such a classic look, really looking forward to getting it! /Johannes

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 11:57:44 »
Really glad to be in on this one.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 01:21:27 »
In case someone is on the fence with regard to the color of the alphas, you can check out the IC for GMK Maroon, which is entirely in RAL4004. :) /Johannes

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 11:01:04 »
I wish I went ahead with my same idea from a few years ago https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77809.0
Sadly I had not touched the idea in a long time (last thing I did was get a GMK version of the legends).
But on the plus side, I guess I'll finally be able to have a set with the idea I had

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 14:10:31 »
I wish I went ahead with my same idea from a few years ago https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77809.0
Sadly I had not touched the idea in a long time (last thing I did was get a GMK version of the legends).
But on the plus side, I guess I'll finally be able to have a set with the idea I had

You and Ideus waited 5+ years for this set. Glad there was a reasonable shipping solution for him!

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 14:14:31 »
I wish I went ahead with my same idea from a few years ago https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77809.0
Sadly I had not touched the idea in a long time (last thing I did was get a GMK version of the legends).
But on the plus side, I guess I'll finally be able to have a set with the idea I had

no offense, but I'm kinda glad you didn't.
ePBT has gotten so much better lately and I really like the compatibility and extras in this set that just would not have been possible with DCS.

Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 17:41:46 »
was just about to cop but is it just me or are there keys missing from the 40s?


I ran the 40s kit by the 40s discord awhile back when I was working on the kitting. It shouldn't be missing anything major.


dammit those ****ing casuals let me down, most of the bottom row is missing.
it has been pointed out to me that those keys are covered in the "base kit", but who the hell want to spend 100aud for maybe 10 usable caps. ok sure technically not 100 because i guess the alphas count for something. fine 60ish aud for a few caps.

idk man "base kits" are bull**** and this is why i ****ing hate that its the standard form for cherry. why tho, why do cherry set runners get rock hard at the thought of a "base kit" when  kat, sa, dsa, (others?) so casually just keep mods and alphas separate? its because of gmk isnt it, they are the big bois on the block, they set the standard, they are loathed to do anything outside of normie kitting and use "base kits" to emphasise that.
sorry if this feels personal, its not. i just ****ing hate that gmkunts has that much influence and am slightly tilted that the 40s discord would let this one slip. thanks for making an effort, its better than most.

Why do all your posts have you calling people casuals and normies, you can't be like 12 years old right lmao

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 20:14:22 »
I wish I went ahead with my same idea from a few years ago https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77809.0
Sadly I had not touched the idea in a long time (last thing I did was get a GMK version of the legends).
But on the plus side, I guess I'll finally be able to have a set with the idea I had

no offense, but I'm kinda glad you didn't.
ePBT has gotten so much better lately and I really like the compatibility and extras in this set that just would not have been possible with DCS.

No offense taken. Back in the day the only option would have been SP DCS.
The last time I had looked into making this set was 2018 when I had OutragedPudding make some GMK compatible legends for me. I just suck at putting anything out (I had originally made Sky Dolch before it was a thing https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71629.0).
If I would be making this set today, it would have just as many options (I just would have done a few things different).
Right now I'm just happy I can get my hands on it, since I have have not been active in the keyboard community this past year (+) and might have missed it. I just wish I got a message on my thread that a new set was being planned (even if I understand that it's so old that people were not aware of it)

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 21:06:17 »

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 23:11:47 »
I wish I went ahead with my same idea from a few years ago https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77809.0
Sadly I had not touched the idea in a long time (last thing I did was get a GMK version of the legends).
But on the plus side, I guess I'll finally be able to have a set with the idea I had

no offense, but I'm kinda glad you didn't.
ePBT has gotten so much better lately and I really like the compatibility and extras in this set that just would not have been possible with DCS.

No offense taken. Back in the day the only option would have been SP DCS.
The last time I had looked into making this set was 2018 when I had OutragedPudding make some GMK compatible legends for me. I just suck at putting anything out (I had originally made Sky Dolch before it was a thing https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71629.0).
If I would be making this set today, it would have just as many options (I just would have done a few things different).
Right now I'm just happy I can get my hands on it, since I have have not been active in the keyboard community this past year (+) and might have missed it. I just wish I got a message on my thread that a new set was being planned (even if I understand that it's so old that people were not aware of it)

Hi! Oh wow, I was unaware that anyone else ever proposed the idea of making a set based on the 6085 keyboard. Had I been aware of your old thread I would have definitely hit you up.

Also I still think DCS is great. However, I'd be more tempted to go the Alps dyesub route for that  :p.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 14:59:21 »
Really cool set. Walks the line of being understated and interesting really well. Picking most kits up for sure.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 07:54:45 »
I noticed that the color quite similar to the epbt ivory. May I know are both the exact same color? (Alphas and Mods)
If yes i may grab one to mix and match with my Ivory set.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 09:26:32 »
I noticed that the color quite similar to the epbt ivory. May I know are both the exact same color? (Alphas and Mods)
If yes i may grab one to mix and match with my Ivory set.

Of course, I don't know for sure, but as these colors are custom-matched against keycaps from nu_types' keyboard, it is highly unlikely they will be a perfect match. Also, these here have maroon legends on the alphas, so keep that in mind, I guess. :) /Johannes

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 11:58:56 »
I noticed that the color quite similar to the epbt ivory. May I know are both the exact same color? (Alphas and Mods)
If yes i may grab one to mix and match with my Ivory set.

Of course, I don't know for sure, but as these colors are custom-matched against keycaps from nu_types' keyboard, it is highly unlikely they will be a perfect match. Also, these here have maroon legends on the alphas, so keep that in mind, I guess. :) /Johannes

Johannes is correct. This set is color matched to caps from my Xerox JD-2 keyboard. This will likely not be a perfect color match to any other ePBT sets.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 13:10:43 »
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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 13:38:08 »
Such a great key set design, thanks for running it! I went in pretty deep with the kits. Hope the Rama Works key cap makes MOQ.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 14:09:57 »
My first GB. Absolutely love this set! Thanks again for designing it!

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 28 April 2021, 05:18:24 »
My first GB. Absolutely love this set! Thanks again for designing it!

I love the fact that the right cap set or keyboard at a certain time can grab another unsuspecting member of the public and pull them into the madness that is this hobby.  Welcome to the fold PixelPlays, start looking for things you don't really need, to sell them.  You are going to need more funds once ePBT 6085 arrives and you get to feel it.
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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 13:06:04 »
This is instabuy for me. This is the only set that I'm truly interested in right now.
So much better than other GMK GBs right now.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 18:54:39 »

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 13:38:29 »
« Last Edit: Thu, 13 May 2021, 20:08:28 by dvorcol »

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 19:08:00 »
Damn I really hope the D60Light makes MOQ

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 19:47:37 »
Such a classic look

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 10:58:10 »
Damn I really hope the D60Light makes MOQ

I just received confirmation from KBDfans that the D60light will still be produced even if we don't hit the stated MOQ  :thumb:.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 18:26:19 »
Damn I really hope the D60Light makes MOQ

I just received confirmation from KBDfans that the D60light will still be produced even if we don't hit the stated MOQ  :thumb:.

I was thinking this would be the case, great news. I purchased on day one of course, it looks pretty cool.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 14:14:51 »
Ordered this as my first custom keycap set! Really enjoying the looks and grateful for the nordic support. Cheers.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 01:55:38 »
Oh come on, it's not even 12 yet.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 23:46:04 »
Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for this set! I just got the final numbers from all vendors this evening, so you can expect some cool graphs from Dvorcol soon  ;).

Also, all vendors will be picking up extras - so if you missed the GB, there will be opportunities in the future to pick up a set.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 09:07:47 »


More
<-- without extras

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 18:35:43 »
Classic, love it!

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 05:34:03 »
Can't wait to have them  :thumb:

Gj mate

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 27 May 2021, 21:45:11 »
Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for this set! I just got the final numbers from all vendors this evening, so you can expect some cool graphs from Dvorcol soon  ;).

Also, all vendors will be picking up extras - so if you missed the GB, there will be opportunities in the future to pick up a set.

This is great to hear, I missed this set by two weeks.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #60 on: Fri, 28 May 2021, 12:57:55 »
Hi Everyone! I'm pleased to announce that the first round of samples in on it's way to me:


Once I have the samples in hand I'll review them and give an update.

Also, KBDfans is providing a color sample for the D60light for my approval as well.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 31 May 2021, 04:59:38 »
Hi Everyone! I'm pleased to announce that the first round of samples in on it's way to me:
Show Image


Once I have the samples in hand I'll review them and give an update.

Also, KBDfans is providing a color sample for the D60light for my approval as well.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Looking gud!

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 18:15:34 »
Hi everyone, apologies for the radio silence on GH. I've been busy with the set and some other irl things. I've been making updates on my discord, but just in case you haven't joined the server, here's the TL;DR:

I've reviewed the samples sent by KBDfans. While things look alright overall, there are a number of things that need to be addressed:
  • The alpha and mod keycap colors are both not quite right. I've requested another round of color matching.
  • The alignment of the NorDeUK keys don't match the alpha keys from the base kit. I validated that the alignment is good in my file, and this is a manufacturing side issue. I've asked that this be addressed before production.
  • The alpha legend color came out slightly more brownish than anticipated, I've adjusted the color in the design file to hopefully mitigate this. Another sample for this will be needed as well.
  • The samples sent to me were using the wrong homing keys - I received the old scooped + barred keys and and keys without scoops or bars instead of the new scooped only and barred only keys. I asked KBDfans to ensure that this is corrected for production.
  • The stepped caps lock key has the same issue as all previous ePBT sets where the stem placement is slightly off which causes the key to sit slightly more to the right than it should. The key is still perfectly functional, but I was led to believe that the new molds would address this issue. I've brought this up to KBDfans to see what can be done (if anything) to address this.
  • The D60Light sample is pretty far off from the pantone reference. I've requested another color sample from KBDfans.

I'm still awaiting a response to most of these points listed above. KBDfans requested new color references because the original keycaps sent to them were lost. It also seems that the reference keycaps I sent to Rama were also lost in shipment. I've sent new sample keycaps to both parties.

I'll be sure to continue to update the thread as things progress. Thank you all for your patience.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 14:37:49 »
Thank you for an amazingly detailed update.

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 16:53:18 »
Kicking myself that I somehow missed this, but if anyone is having second thoughts and would be willing to sell their spot on to me, please get in touch..

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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #65 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 04:48:09 »
Kicking myself that I somehow missed this, but if anyone is having second thoughts and would be willing to sell their spot on to me, please get in touch..

Make yourself known to the vendor in your region.  There should be some extras so keep your eyes peeled and your wallet ready.
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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 13 September 2021, 10:00:12 »
Any updates since June?
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Re: [GB] ePBT 6085 | April 15 - May 16
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 10:24:30 »
Any updates since June?

Hi sorry, I've been posting updates in my discord. I'm currently waiting on the second round of samples from KBDfans.