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Offline well_cooper

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[GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - IN PRODUCTION
« on: Wed, 21 July 2021, 08:22:12 »
Besides Studio Alu Metal Keycaps set
After an extended IC period, this full metal keyset from Besides Studio is finally ready for GB. Previous IC page can be found here


The second round of samples

GB will run between 23rd July - 23rd August
Purchase link will be available on THOCC.SUPPLY @ GMT+8 6PM


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Production ~ Estimated 4 Months
Price List in USD:
ALPHA = $199
MOD = $160
F ROW = $89
NUMPAD = $95
FUNCTION = $29
ARROW = $19
BAR = $40

Laser engraving  $32 (for each order)

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Black and Gold, never grow old - case file courtesy of proto[Typiest]


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Black with Silver on Klippe T R3 - case file courtesy of Mekanisk



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We will adjust the legends position again for GB production

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Address change now open
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 21 July 2021, 08:22:31 »
RESERVED
17 November
Pre anode colour samples have been signed off, we are moving 1 step closer to fulfilment
Address change form is now available through Discord or DM mrnobody#2031

11 November
All CNC work is complete, in the queue for anodizing
All of the stem adjustment tools will be completed by end of next week

25 September
All raw material arrived in the factory, production in at full speed




04 September
All orders have been submitted for manufacturing
« Last Edit: Wed, 17 November 2021, 06:13:14 by well_cooper »

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 10:12:55 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 10:44:38 »
Awesome! I have been waiting for this one. Excited to see how this turns out.

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 17:15:36 »
Very reasonably priced. Good work.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 24 July 2021, 04:44:22 »
I have some questions.

1. Are you confident that they will fit tightly but not too tightly to the stems?  Many metal caps tend to get loose with use.

2. Can I Mix & Match the engraving?  For example can I have alphas engraved but mods just left plain and would this cost less?

3. What is the colour option shown on the ergo board?

4. Finally can I have UK ISO keys engraved?

The colourway shown on the ergo board is really nice and so is the black on silver.
« Last Edit: Sat, 24 July 2021, 04:47:09 by hottrout »
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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 24 July 2021, 05:11:53 »
Awesome! I have been waiting for this one. Excited to see how this turns out.

Very reasonably priced. Good work.  :thumb:

Thank you <3

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 24 July 2021, 05:15:54 »
I have some questions.

1. Are you confident that they will fit tightly but not too tightly to the stems?  Many metal caps tend to get loose with use.

2. Can I Mix & Match the engraving?  For example can I have alphas engraved but mods just left plain and would this cost less?

3. What is the colour option shown on the ergo board?

4. Finally can I have UK ISO keys engraved?

The colourway shown on the ergo board is really nice and so is the black on silver.

1. I can't guarantee they will fit all the switches out there just right out of the box given I've seen different tolerance on different switches, which is why there is an adjustment tool included for each order
2. Mix and Match is not officially supported but you can place 2 orders (1 for engraving and 1 for blanks) and email me to combine shipping
3. These are prototype colours and not available in this GB
4. No, engraving is ANSI only for this GB

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 21:57:10 »
In for dat gold set. Blang blang


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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 27 July 2021, 16:07:19 »
Has an estimated fulfillment period been given? I don't see it but I could be dumb. Definitely a possibility.

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 27 July 2021, 21:23:52 »
Has an estimated fulfillment period been given? I don't see it but I could be dumb. Definitely a possibility.

Production ~ Estimated 4 Months

The production is estimated to be 4 months, I assume the fulfillment will follow it.

Edit: the vendor site says "This is a group buy with an estimated delivery date of Q4 2021".
« Last Edit: Tue, 27 July 2021, 21:27:01 by TK0 »

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 28 July 2021, 00:06:53 »
So for a TKL (F-Row, Alphas, Mods, Homing(Function), Arrows) the cost is $501?  Am I doing this right? 

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 28 July 2021, 05:52:24 »
Having a bit of trouble telling from the pics and a ctrl+f didn't seem to reveal anything, are these uniform profile?

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 28 July 2021, 07:07:57 »
Having a bit of trouble telling from the pics and a ctrl+f didn't seem to reveal anything, are these uniform profile?

It's cherry profile with 4-row heights. If you look at kitting picture the row heights are stated on the left

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 01:06:19 »
From watching TaeKeyboards video, does the blue come out more of a purple? I know there was another picture posted where it looked like gmk striker but in Tae's video it comes out as a more purple?

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 09:34:21 »
I like the blue-purple look in the Tae video.  I'm guessing these are very dependent upon lighting, the color is 'Neon Blue' rather than a plane-jane 'Blue' or 'Navy Blue'.

Regardless, I'm having trouble deciding whether to go all-in on a set of these or play it safe and order a 'kit or two'.  I'm thinking 'safe' might be pairing the black / blank alpha kit with GMK WoB mods on a HHKB layout board... still a pile of money for a 'buy-n-try'.
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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 09 August 2021, 04:41:06 »
it would be great to see real photos of gold keycaps, especially compared to the gold RAMA Koyu. Very very interesting!
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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 00:05:35 »
From watching TaeKeyboards video, does the blue come out more of a purple? I know there was another picture posted where it looked like gmk striker but in Tae's video it comes out as a more purple?

I like the blue-purple look in the Tae video.  I'm guessing these are very dependent upon lighting, the color is 'Neon Blue' rather than a plane-jane 'Blue' or 'Navy Blue'.

Regardless, I'm having trouble deciding whether to go all-in on a set of these or play it safe and order a 'kit or two'.  I'm thinking 'safe' might be pairing the black / blank alpha kit with GMK WoB mods on a HHKB layout board... still a pile of money for a 'buy-n-try'.

Anod colour does change with lighting quite a bit, I would always refer to the colour chart for the safe bet. As always prototypes colours are close but not as accurate as it can be, Navy and Red colourway will be closer matched to the color chip we have during production

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 00:10:15 »
it would be great to see real photos of gold keycaps, especially compared to the gold RAMA Koyu. Very very interesting!

enomooshiki shared some amazing photos on his instagram with the gold sample

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNepQiIszvo/

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 17:12:04 »
 is it running until Monday? Coming here from wildcat vid (confused) :)

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 23:27:08 »
Are these planned to be run from time to time? Given the price (which is understandable due to machining and such) its not exactly easy to buy all the colors and kits right off the bat. So it would be cool to grab other colors in future runs to start fleshing out the options of color combos

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 03:47:33 »
is it running until Monday? Coming here from wildcat vid (confused) :)

Yes, it will run until Monday, timezone conversion confused me  :-[

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - Until 21st Aug
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 03:48:27 »
Are these planned to be run from time to time? Given the price (which is understandable due to machining and such) its not exactly easy to buy all the colors and kits right off the bat. So it would be cool to grab other colors in future runs to start fleshing out the options of color combos

It is a bit too early to say when next round will happen, tho the kitting method will change with this run's feedback so far

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - ENDED
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 06 September 2021, 22:30:37 »
I went in on a gold set - really looking forward to these!

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - IN PRODUCTION
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 17:21:29 »
I would like to buy some of these keys. How do I place an order and what is the turn around time? Thank you.

Edit: Okay, I just now saw the link. Orders are over. Will there be another pre-order group buy in the future?
« Last Edit: Wed, 03 November 2021, 17:26:58 by gobots »

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Re: [GB] Besides Studio Full Metal Keycaps set - IN PRODUCTION
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 06:18:29 »
I would like to buy some of these keys. How do I place an order and what is the turn around time? Thank you.

Edit: Okay, I just now saw the link. Orders are over. Will there be another pre-order group buy in the future?

There might be some extras available after GB order fulfilment