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[GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Samples arrived!
« on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 19:51:50 »
Status: Samples incoming




UPDATE:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=109034.msg3026074#msg3026074

deskmat sample:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=109034.msg2975860#msg2975860

http://epbtskadi.com



Ran from Oct 13 - Nov 8.

ePBT Skadi is a keycap set inspired by the character Scáthach-Skadi from TYPE-MOON's Fate media franchise, who is based on the Norse winter goddess, Skaði.



Kits/Novelties

There will be a base kit, a tenkey kit, and a spacekeys/bars kit for compatibility with most 60, 65, 70, 75, 660, TKL, 96, 1800, full-size keyboards in ANSI, tsangan/WKL, basic ISO, HHKB configurations and more. We have also added support for 40s, ortholinear and NorDeUK.

The novelties included will feature a set of treasures fit for the Norse Goddess of Winter.

Base kit - $120 CAD ($92~ USD) @ MOQ 200


Numpad kit - $25 CAD ($19~ USD) @ MOQ N/A


Spaces kit - $25 CAD ($19~ USD) @ MOQ N/A


Novelties kit - $21 CAD ($16~ USD) @ MOQ N/A


40s/Ortho kit - $25 CAD ($19~ USD) @ MOQ N/A


NorDeUK kit - $34 CAD ($26~ USD) @ MOQ N/A


Deskmat

O, ancient rune.

For only $29 CAD ($22~ USD) you can Enhance your Primeval Rune to Lv.10 for maximum value!



Artisans

Up for your consideration are these lovely Sakuras by Tokkipee! They will come in both variants and will be available to purchase as FCFS for $69 CAD each keycap (limited one of each colorway per household).



Prime Caps and Hello? Caps info will come later! 

Cables

We will also be offering a limited stock of 5 foot USB-A to USB-C cables from noodlecords!




Where to buy?

NA: ApexKeyboards
Base: $120 CAD
Numpad: $25 CAD
Spaces: $25 CAD
Novelties: $21 CAD
40s/Ortho: $25 CAD
NorDeUK: $34 CAD

EU: MyKeyboard (VAT included)
Base: €89
Numpad: €18 
Spaces: €18
Novelties: €15
40s/Ortho: €18
NorDeUK: €25

China: KBDfans
Base: $92
Numpad: $19
Spaces: $19
Novelties: $16
40s/Ortho: $19
NorDeUK: $26

Asia: monokei
Base: $127 SGD
Numpad: $28 SGD
Spaces: $28 SGD
Novelties: $22 SGD
40s/Ortho: $28 SGD
NorDeUK: $36 SGD

Australia: Daily Clack
Base: $126 AUD
Numpad: $26 AUD
Space: $26 AUD
Novelties: $22 AUD
40s/Ortho: $26 AUD
NorDeUK: $36 AUD

More Renders

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The following renders as well as the kit mockups are provided by Oblotzky.








The following renders are provided by Marco.










Specs

We will be using ePBT's new molds which should be completed in September. This will hopefully eliminate warping in spacebars and mods! We should be getting samples for those new keycaps as well as samples for the colors ASAP.

Colors are Pantone, physical chips have been sent to get color matched by ePBT. The white is GMK's WS2. Photo was taken in the shade.



These runic legends were designed by Ulliam specifically for this set. Shout out to LeandreN for his original IC of an Elder Futhark set that gave me the idea, the layout of the sub legends is the same as his mockup. With some advice from konstantin we decided to use some rune variants within Elder Futhark to fill out 26 keys.



Discord

Join the ApexKeyboards Discord server for the quickest updates and further degeneracy discussion!

https://discord.gg/BzWw4ur

Timeline
  • October 13, 2020 - GB Launch
  • November 8, 2020 - GB Closed

Credits (alphabetical)

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  • エース
  • ApexKeyboards and all vendors involved
  • DALExSNAIL
  • Hello? Caps
  • konstantin
  • Oblotzky
  • Olivia
  • OneCreativeMind
  • Pachriksu
  • PrimeCaps
  • pwade3
  • Rensuya
  • Tokkipee
  • Ulliam
  • Weeb Cave OGs, wouldn't be here without you guys


Disclaimers/Miscellaneous Info

The modifier base color is really tricky. It can look baby pink in warm light while appearing lilac in the shade. For me and my terrible display the Oblotzky rendered mods look a little bit more vibrant while my physical samples look a little less saturated, but that's just me as others have told me the renders look perfect. Marco's renders seem a little warmer and you can see what I mean by "looking pink."

The legends MAY have a slight variation in lightness between the mods and alphas in the final product due to how dye-sublimation works. To clarify, this does not mean that the legends will be inconsistent across the keys. For example, the legends printed on the modifiers and accent keys may appear darker compared to legends printed on white keycaps. I hope that makes sense. It's tough to guarantee that the dyesubbed legends will be an exact match to the plastic Pantone sample chip.

The legends seen in the renders will not be an exact representation of the final product. We are considering to use the same legends as ePBT Samurai with some tweaks here and there.

The photo of the Sakura novelties are samples provided by Tokkipee and have not been properly color matched. I will be sending each artisan a physical sample to properly match.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 18:21:39 »
Looks nice, GLWGB!

One question though: when is it going to be delivered?
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 18:26:44 »
どれにしようかな~

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 18:28:04 »
Bought mine this morning. OhIStaryn.

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 18:32:04 »
Looks nice, GLWIC!

One question though: when is it going to be delivered?

I'm not sure due to ePBT's new tooling. I still haven't confirmed if it's finished yet.

I'd estimate like 5 months which is what ePBT Samurai's lead time is, I think.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 18:34:59 »
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 19:08:35 »
Hell yes

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 20:14:40 »
New molds? I'm in. GLWGB

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 01:55:55 »
Will this be using ePBT's new molds?

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 14:44:40 »
Will this be using ePBT's new molds?

Yes, this set is slated to be the second full set to use the new ePBT moulds from what I've seen. First set being ePBT Samurai and specific new moulds like the spacebar being used on ePBT Spectrum spacebars.

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 19:46:26 »
we're like 3/4 to MOQ with some extras, waiting for proxies to update for a total count
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 15 October 2020, 18:04:58 »
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 04:39:04 »
Just picked up the Base Kit and Spacebar Kit for my Lubrigante, can't wait! GLWGB

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 15:00:51 »
Thanks for the support guys <3 hoping to have deskmat sample and news regarding the cap samples soon.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 25 October 2020, 04:50:12 »
Some vendors haven't updated recently.


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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 25 October 2020, 09:54:55 »
We've slowed down drastically but not too bothered. There's still 2 weeks left and I appreciate that there was so much support right out the gate (no it wasn't all extras lmao)

kbdfans numbers aren't included at all because getting constant updates from them is kinda tough with how busy they are and I haven't asked Daily Clack for an update on numbers yet.

Set will be made regardless so if you're interested feel free to get yourself one. And if you're not interested thanks for stopping by anyway. I'm just happy that it's getting produced.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 25 October 2020, 19:11:52 »
Looks great :)

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 25 October 2020, 19:33:48 »
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8 - Reached MOQ + GIVEAWAY!
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 26 October 2020, 09:40:36 »
Ok we hit MOQ no more sweating

go check out the giveaway on reddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/jieayx/epbt_skadi_giveaway/
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Oct 13 to Nov 8 - Reached MOQ + GIVEAWAY!
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 06:32:35 »


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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Less than a week left! Reached MOQ
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 12:00:30 »
hello friends, yes we have cleared moq and have picked up a little again, sorry for the lack of updates and shilling. Hoping for one final push but honestly just happy to hit moq since I have no benchmark for an obscure odd colorway epbt set.

I guess it's a bit late to mention but please be aware prices on apex by default are displayed as CAD, so it's cheaper than it looks. Also had some friends confirm that the shipping prices to the US is about the same, in some cases cheaper, than purchasing from a domestic vendor, so there's that.

And finally we are hoping to get physical cap samples soon, epbt has my pantone chips and I've seen a few previews from apex's instagram showing off the new spacebars I believe and they look pretty good.

Thanks for the support friendos

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Less than a week left! Reached MOQ
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 18:22:49 »
I guess it's a bit late to mention but please be aware prices on apex by default are displayed as CAD, so it's cheaper than it looks. Also had some friends confirm that the shipping prices to the US is about the same, in some cases cheaper, than purchasing from a domestic vendor, so there's that.


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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Less than a week left! Reached MOQ
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 21:31:33 »
btw I've been too lazy to take a good pic so have a ****ty one, deskmat sample.



A revision to the background has been made so that the gradient toward the bottom-right side isn't as harsh, it'll be more in-line with the rest of the background being cooler rather than hot pink.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - TWO days left! Reached MOQ, Deskmat sample
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 10:15:30 »
ends Sunday and then I'll stop spamming, will try to get a vendor tally then
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Less than 24h left! Reached MOQ, Deskmat sample
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Less than 24h left! Reached MOQ, Deskmat sample
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - Less than 24h left! Reached MOQ, Deskmat sample
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 22:00:29 »
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 21:47:18 »
Final including extras




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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 08:44:40 »
Hey guys, just to give you a generic update I haven't received any word about samples just yet but will be checking in regularly with ePBT.

New deskmat sample (removed harsh background gradient) should be on its way to Apex.

That's all for now. Thanks again for all the support towards this set, can't wait to get it into production.

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 08:05:19 »
hey just another generic update but we're still waiting on those new molds. epbt spectrum is also ahead of us in line, not sure how that's going but yeah still waiting for samples. With Christmas coming up I don't know if we'll have an update by end of year but hopefully some news before CNY 2021
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 23:17:18 »
Generic update, still nothing new. Join Apex's discord server for the quickest news.

https://discord.gg/apexkeyboards

Receiving one last mat sample and I have some sticker freebies being made (unfortunately no slaps).
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 19 December 2020, 22:18:10 »
Awesome!!!

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 23:44:33 »
Heyo, one last update before the new year, Apex is starting to receive EPBT Spectrum so Skadi should be up next for samples and then production. Spectrum I believe is using the new molds and so far looks promising! If you'd like to check out pictures of that, head on over to Apex's discord and look at the #epbt-spectrum channel under the Products category.

https://discord.gg/apexkeyboards

But yeah in the meantime, just waiting for our turn. Samples SoonTM, they've asked for the sublegends and novelties as well which we'll be sending over.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and see you in 2021!
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 19:43:17 »
heyo late happy new years, got final mat sample, those are going into production.

Haven't heard back from epbt but they have all the resources to produce the sample set so I expect that to just randomly show up at Apex's doorstep some time soon. He's reviewed the new molds via ePBT Spectrum and it all seems pretty good, less warping with the new process.

Thanks for your patience!

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 19:18:30 »
I lied, only the spacebar molds have been completed, they're redoing all the other profiles and caps too. This is taking longer than expected especially with Chinese New Year coming up next month. We're hounding ePBT weekly (if not daily) for updates but it's been slow.

We have requested a sample using the old molds so we can at least sign off on the colors, but I think we're gonna have to push the ETA to summer for the time being.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 17:00:03 »
I have been told that we're supposed to get the physical cap samples before CNY so that's good news. Hopefully they nail the color the first time around but that modifier color is really tricky so we'll see.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 03 February 2021, 13:31:50 »
deskmat production is complete and should be on the way to ApexKeyboards

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 17:06:04 »
So clearly we didn't receive samples before CNY, we've been told it's pushed to after CNY. Factories should be back open by next Monday.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 09:39:04 »
Followed up, waiting for epbt, thanks for your patience.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 14:56:37 »
New molds still WIP. Originally we requested that the color samples be made using the old molds so we could speed up the process. That's why I've been saying "samples soon" for months now. But apparently the old molds have been decommissioned so we're forced to wait for new ones to be completed. Sorry for the bait guys... still just waiting. Apex is frequently asking for updates so will let you know as soon as I hear something.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:53:36 »
Some frustrating news.

Apparently the new molds are only relevant to sets that are using reverse dye-sub. As you know, our set does not use reverse dye-sub and only requires the new spacebar mold. So manu has been completely wasting time for months now for not clarifying that to us... but that miscommunication has been corrected.

Color sample ETA is currently April, we are still aiming to ship out by Summer 2021, ETA 1-2 months for production after we approve color sample.

Sorry everyone
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples, new update
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 02:07:52 »
Hey guys I'm sorry I actually don't know what the **** is going on or what we're waiting on at this point. Apex is bugging them multiple times a week and there's no sign of my samples. At least they're responding? Thanks for your patience. "SoonTM"
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples, new update
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 28 April 2021, 07:48:50 »
Thank you for the continuous updates! I am so eagerly waiting.
This my first time buying ePBT and I thought they would be faster, but that is how it is!

Hopefully, samples are matched first try :D

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples, new update
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 28 April 2021, 13:19:58 »
Thank you for the continuous updates! I am so eagerly waiting.
This my first time buying ePBT and I thought they would be faster, but that is how it is!

Hopefully, samples are matched first try :D


We thought they'd be faster too, this is pretty out of the ordinary for them in my experience.

Supposedly sample is done and being shipped by end of week to Apex.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples, new update
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 03 May 2021, 21:01:25 »


Not in hand, I think it just shipped to Apex. Should receive it soon to check.

Also do not be alarmed by the colors, the bags are tinted.
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Samples shipped to Apex!
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 09:53:05 »
gotta make sure that those caps do not get zapped :)
some peoples said that ePBT made brown purple, from those photos they seem rather close to the render (taking into account the blueish gray bags) nice to see so far.
thanks for the update(s).

actually do anyone have an idea why so many manufacturer put non sensitive stuff (like pieces of plastic or roll of solder) in anti static bags?
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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Awaiting samples, new update
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 15:08:28 »

Not in hand, I think it just shipped to Apex. Should receive it soon to check.

Also do not be alarmed by the colors, the bags are tinted.

They are looking very promising!!! Taking the blue bag into account this could be a win! Although they are quite close on the photo, you should make sure they are correct. If they don't match I am not angry if they have to be redone!

So hyped for the next update!

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Re: [GB] ePBT Skadi - CLOSED - Samples shipped to Apex!
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 16:03:35 »
So I have the samples in hand, Apex has some too and will be taking photos at some point.

I won't be doing photos yet because I'm waiting to get new pantone color chips which have been ordered. The original ones I bought got lost or something, so waiting on that to compare to ensure a proper match to the referenced colors. However just looking at it and comparing to renders I'm quite happy with how it turned out which is a relief.

Once we confirm, EPBT says 1-2 months production time so unless we need too many more rounds of color matching we should be able to ship towards mid-end of summer.
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