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Offline sauv

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About the set

JTK Sora is a set based off the colors of the sky, featuring a blue reminiscent of the sky for the alphas,
paired with an alternate sunset color for those who prefer the sunset instead.

The set is complimented with white modifiers being similar to the clouds we often see along with the sky,
along with a bronze-gold color representing the sun.

More context behind the set

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My inspiration for this set came from staying mostly at home the past year because of COVID and
starting to miss the stuff I was able to do before outside under the sky.

Explanation behind the name:
The the name came from a Japanese friend of mine, Homiezoned who when I asked for help with naming it, named it Sora
because it meant "sky" in Japanese. I found it interesting because in Kanji, the same "sky" (空) character can also
mean "air or empty" in Chinese Hanzi and when combined with the character (天) in Chinese, it also means sky (天空).



Updates

5/10/2021: I've created a discord server, in case anyone wants more frequent updates than the Geekhack thread.
https://discord.gg/2k9JmgT4YG

5/5/2021: zFrontier run has not started yet, and will run for the same duration at a later date.
Order numbers from current run will be combined with the run from zFrontier in order to meet MOQ.

4/6/2021: Group buy has started

Vendors

United States: Vala Supply
Canada: AlphaKeys
Mexico: Rheset
Europe: MyKeyboard
United Kingdom: proto[Typist]
Korea: SwagKeys
Philippines: Zion Studios PH
Oceania: SwitchKeys



Pricing

Kit             Vala Supply     Alpha Keys      MyKeyboard    proto[Typist]      SwagKeys       Zion Studios PH      Switch Keys      Rheset     
Base kit: 500 MOQUSD $90.00USD $90.00EUR 90,00GBP 65.00KRW ₩110,000PHP ₱4,700AUD $125.00MXN $2050
Sunset Alphas: 300 MOQUSD $25.00USD $25.00EUR 25,00GBP 17.50KRW ₩31,000PHP ₱1,300AUD $35.00MXN $750
Novelties: 500 MOQUSD $30.00USD $30.00EUR 30,00GBP 21.67KRW ₩36,000PHP ₱1,600AUD $45.00MXN $800
Spacebar KitsUSD $15.00USD $15.00EUR 15.00GBP 10.83KRW ₩19,000PHP ₱800AUD $20.00MXN $550
Deskmats: 250 total MOQUSD $20.00USD $20.00EUR 20.00GBP 15.83KRW ₩24,000PHP ₱1,200AUD $30.00MXN $550


Estimated shipping: Q1 2022



Kits rendered by Bachoo

Base


Sunset


Novelties


Spacebars




Colors

Pantone 278c, Pantone 1625c, Pantone 7407c, GMK WS2




Desk Mats

Blue Sky


Sunset Sky


Blue Pattern


Sunset Pattern



Renders

Renders done by me

Fuji65 by CMM/Nightsakura




Paragon by Artemis Studios






Monster by Tr0y






Artemis by halo




Bakeneko 65 by kkatano





Collaborations

Artisans

Asero Foundry x Sora w/ Gold Cerakoted Aluminum


Bowbie Keycaps
Shirouu
Coconut Keycaps

Cables

Bear Cables




Acknowledgements:

Homiezoned for helping me with coming up with the name for this set
sartori24 and everyone else in the KBDFans discord community for the support for the initial concept
Bowbie for agreeing to collaborate and make artisans
Bachoo for patiently working with me and providing all the amazing renders done for the set
Plop for helping with formatting the IC better- also for taking better pictures of the colors
Lala for supporting the set
[Redacted] aka that one discord and everyone else who has helped
« Last Edit: Mon, 10 May 2021, 19:57:33 by sauv »

Offline HoffmanMyster

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 15:31:57 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 17:12:10 »
Looks good, but worried about JTK lead times, still waiting for classic FC and Zen

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 02:32:14 »
Looks great. I joined!
<-- Click to see IC thread!

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 03:02:39 »
Congrats on the group buy. Joined.

Offline kingTaengoo

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 23:43:32 »
are there any renders on a black keyboard case with the base kit?

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 23:50:58 »


MOQ for Deskmats is 250 total, not each.

Offline sauv

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 08 April 2021, 11:50:46 »
are there any renders on a black keyboard case with the base kit?

Dvorcol always makes some beautiful graphs for GBs!

Thank you everyone who supported the set day one, despite the scuffed launch with me not being able to get pricing till the GB.
It really means a lot to me!

So I've unfortunately been hit with some pretty upsetting news yesterday- zFrontier will not be running the set at this time.

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 07:37:03 »
Will the Artisan be available on mykeyboard.eu as well?

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 16:10:02 »
I don't believe My
Will the Artisan be available on mykeyboard.eu as well?

Let me check and ask to confirm, though I believe it was planned to be included.

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 19:37:26 »

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 17 April 2021, 08:00:23 »
Loving this so far, ordered many of the sets! Trying to decide if I need the bars or not. What size bars come with the main color kits?

Also is it possible we could get that signature code? Id love to rep it on here!

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 17 April 2021, 14:14:15 »
Loving this so far, ordered many of the sets! Trying to decide if I need the bars or not. What size bars come with the main color kits?

Also is it possible we could get that signature code? Id love to rep it on here!

ty! the final renders were rushed (because of some last minute changes), so there are no labels but the spacebars are:
6u, 3u, 2.75u, 2.25u, 2u, 1.25u, 1.25u, 1u, 1u with the base kit and alpha kit including both 6.25u and 7u

as for the signature, this is the current one:

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 18 April 2021, 09:22:14 »
Loving this so far, ordered many of the sets! Trying to decide if I need the bars or not. What size bars come with the main color kits?

Also is it possible we could get that signature code? Id love to rep it on here!

ty! the final renders were rushed (because of some last minute changes), so there are no labels but the spacebars are:
6u, 3u, 2.75u, 2.25u, 2u, 1.25u, 1.25u, 1u, 1u with the base kit and alpha kit including both 6.25u and 7u

as for the signature, this is the current one:

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[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110021.0][img width=275 height=120]https://i.imgur.com/zJYmKkI.png[/img][/url]

Thank you so much! I absolutely can't wait to get this set and its deskmats! You picked some incredible colors for it!

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 21:37:22 »

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 01 May 2021, 03:32:17 »
Any insight onto which of the kits will be made? I took a gamble hoping that the alt alphas would be made, because that's really what's attracted me to this set in the first place. Might be a little heartbroken if that doesn't get made. :(

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 01 May 2021, 09:36:44 »
Do we have any updates on MOQ?

Offline Michelle Obama

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 04:18:30 »
may i know the size of the deskmat

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 14:35:20 »
may i know the size of the deskmat

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Vala Supply says deskmats are 900x400mm and 4mm thick:



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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 15:10:14 »
I like the blue in this set, will probably pick up a base :thumb:


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Offline Michelle Obama

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 18:55:38 »
may i know the size of the deskmat

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Vala Supply says deskmats are 900x400mm and 4mm thick:

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wow  thats big

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 10:52:47 »
update on MOQ? since GB ends in 2 days.

Offline IHaveDowntism

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 23:04:08 »
MOQ update?

Offline Lucazems

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 18:31:28 »
Please update with regards to MOQ. I would love to get in but only if the set is going to be made.

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 20:24:18 »
Same, I need to know if sunset alphas will be made before I buy the set.

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 23:31:26 »
Hi everyone, I apologize for the lack of updates regarding MOQ. I've been a bit busy recently.

I'm hesitant on saying which kits will be made based on the data currently, since we're still
waiting on the run from zFrontier to happen. The numbers from zFrontier will be combined with the current numbers
we have currently for this current run in order to meet the MOQ for the kits.

I don't have a clear idea on the situation atm because of the unique circumstances, I will be speaking with my vendors
after the current run ends tomorrow to have a better idea on how we'll proceed.

At this point in time, MOQ for the kits have not been met, I will send dvorcol the numbers I have atm to post another update.

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 07 May 2021, 14:43:28 »
During last day*
*zFrontier's group buy will run SOONTM


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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 17:04:55 »
Those last few sets needed China can cover easily when ZF runs

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:45:41 »
Hello!

I joined the JTK Sora GB, but I realized that I need to change the shipping address. Who do I contact to do that?

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 19:54:27 »
Hello!

I joined the JTK Sora GB, but I realized that I need to change the shipping address. Who do I contact to do that?

It depends on which vendor you bought from. Who did you buy from?

Offline Michelle Obama

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Western GB has ended. Awaiting zF GB to start.
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 22:43:18 »
will the deskmats release earlier?

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Western GB has ended. Awaiting zF GB to start.
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 20:01:49 »
any updates?

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Western GB has ended. Awaiting zF GB to start.
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 20:19:23 »
will the deskmats release earlier?

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Assuming you only bought a deskmat, it will probably deliver earlier

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Western GB has ended. Awaiting zF GB to start.
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 19:14:17 »
are we going to wait for ZF?

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Western GB has ended. Awaiting zF GB to start.
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 23 May 2021, 11:28:12 »
are we going to wait for ZF?

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We're still waiting on zF; I don't have any idea when they'll post it either at this point in time

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Running from Apr 6th to May 6th
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 28 May 2021, 04:56:58 »
Those last few sets needed China can cover easily when ZF runs

Certainly, no MoQs are to be worried about with the coming zFrontier GB. Also keep in mind these are final numbers not including extras, which will bump the numbers by a couple hundred base kits at least.

are we going to wait for ZF?

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We're still waiting on zF; I don't have any idea when they'll post it either at this point in time

Apologies for a staggered GB though everyone, it was not our intention.
The zFrontier GB will happen as soon as it can, the manufacturing date remains the same since we are locked in.
Once it does we will update the numbers & extras to show the true final values. All MoQs are guaranteed to be hit!

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Re: [GB] JTK Sora | Western GB has ended. Awaiting zF GB to start.
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 11:10:24 »
Any updates on when the GB in zF will begin or an estimate on when they will start?