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Offline Mangas

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Hello everyone!

I'm very happy to come to you all with an update on the Kraken keycap set. A lot has changed since the last interest check

The manufacturer has switched from Geekark (reverse dye-sub) to Wuque Studio (double shot PBT). Wuque Studio has been working very hard the last few months getting their legends, moulds and manufacturing process perfect. We have spent countless hours  together working on the kitting, with feedback from our discord members.

There will be a limited in-stock sale of Kraken base kits around August / September, followed by an unlimited group buy of all the kits a few weeks later. A lot of you will get to experience and judge the quality of the keycaps before the majority of you commits to a group buy.

Wuque Studio has given me a 3 - 5 month fulfillment time for the group buy. Both the in-stock and group buy keycaps will come in high quality polycarbonate trays.

There is a ton of new information below, including RAMA cap, artisan collabs, new renders and more! Looking forward to hearing all the feedback :)

Interest Check Form

Discord Channel


Kits:
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Base Kit

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Novelties

Numpad

Spacebars Alpha

Spacebars Accent

40's



Renders:
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GMMK Pro by Glorious

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Iron180 by Smith + Rune
 
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Iron165 by Smith + Rune

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Ikki68 Aurora x Mizu by Wuque Studio

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TGR Alice by Yuktsi

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TGR Jane V2 CE by Yuktsi

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Jelly Epoch by OwLab

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Sunsetter by Charue Design

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Collaborations
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Deskmat Designs by Mister Moy


Kraken artisan sculpts  by KrakenKap
Please keep in mind these are prototypes , colors subject to change.

Threadward 1U sculpt by KrakenKap                          Kraken 2.25U ANSI Enter sculpt by KrakenKap                          Cacodemon 1U sculpt by KrakenKap


RAMA Aluminum Keycaps by Rama Works


Splash Ano Aluminum Cap by Asero Foundry (Photo/Render coming later)
It will be similar to the Splash Ano Cap for ePBT Solaria in Kraken colors.


Ikki68 Aurora x Kraken


I am very excited to announce the Ikki68 Aurora x WS Kraken interest check

Wuque Studio has let me know that now they have the option of going for an aluminum top instead of the standard PC one, this means the cost would have to increase but the material would feel more premium, the acoustics will change and the weight will increase. I do not have the prices yet but I will update once I have this information  . More details will come if this version goes through the IC . Please let us know which materials and colors you would prefer in the form below.

Don’t forget to check out the full-size renders  below to see all the options more clearly before filling the form. If you're interested and want this to happen please fill out the form. This will only happen if there is enough interest for this board so this is quite important.

Ikki68 Aurora x Kraken IC Form

If you are interested in Aurora x Kraken please don't forget to fill out the IC form.
Your vote will decide which option we go with in the end.

Option 1 (Mod PC Top / Alpha PC Bot) Renders
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Option 2 (Alpha PC Top / Mod PC Bot) Renders
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Option 3 (Mod Alu Top / Alpha PC Bot) Renders
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Option 4 (Alpha Alu Top / Mod PC Bot) Renders
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Badge Design +Back Design Renders
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General Information

Profile: Cherry

Material: PBT Doubleshot

Manufacturer: Wuque Studio




Timeline

In stock sale : August/September 2021
 Approximately 250 units , base kit only
 This number may change based on time and other constraints

Group Buy : 2-4 Weeks after the limited in-stock sale
 Current expected lead times to vendors are 4-6 months , a more accurate estimate will be provided closer to GB launch




Pricing

Base Kit : $99 USD
Novelties : $40 USD
Numpad : $25 USD
Spacebars Alpha : $15-20 USD
Spacebars Accent : $17-22 USD
40’s : $35 USD




Vendors

NA: CannonKeys
China : Wuque Studio
CA: Mech.Land
Other Regions : TBD
These are the confirmed vendors right now, there
will be more vendors for other regions of course.




Discord Channel

Discord : Mangas#4103
Feel free to leave any feedback and suggestions here. We would really appreciate you filling out the IC form if you haven’t already.
Thank you so much for your interest :)




Interest Check Form

« Last Edit: Tue, 03 August 2021, 10:16:40 by Mangas »

Offline mrvpixel

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Looks great! Would love an EU proxy, maybe contact mykeyboard?

Offline Mangas

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The vendors listed right now are the confirmed ones :D , there will be other Vendors for many more regions for sure.

Offline growler

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UK proxy perhaps?

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Offline DJ Clicks

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Possibility of SEA or SG vendor? Like HexKeyboards, iLumkb, RebultKeyboards.

Offline Mangas

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Possibility of SEA or SG vendor? Like HexKeyboards, iLumkb, RebultKeyboards.
There should be one but we will know for certain once the Sale/GB thread is up , like said in the thread we don't know the vendors for all the regions yet but there will certainly be more than the listed ones.

Offline Distracto

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Pretty stoked to see what kind of tentacle action is gonna be on the novelties!
oh those look great!

Offline Lenux

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Amazing new PBT manu !!! GLWIC !

Offline treeleaf64

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Have they got samples of the doubleshot keycap
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Offline growler

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If the quality is there .. really sharp, consistent lettering in PBT, and perfectly shaped larger keycaps, this would be a real winner for me. Will watch this space.

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Offline drunken_sailor

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This looks stunning. Can't wait to see some product pics. GLWIC!

Offline andromache

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Excited about the potential for this - looking forward to seeing sample pics!

Offline Hi !!

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Looking forward to samples/in-stocks!

Offline zea

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this looks incredibly promising! hope to see samples of the set soon!
 

Offline Faceman76

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In.

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Offline Xury46

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I love absolutely everything about this!

Offline MrBIGEURO

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Yes! Ready to release the kraken!

Offline KEYE

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In-stock sale? Nice, let's go!!!!!

Offline bby

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big GMK Umbra vibes. I like the theme nonetheless and the artisans are beautiful. GLWIC

Offline XiXora

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Would love a couple of 1.5U Code keys.

Offline VAMP

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Please take my money now Mangas!

Offline dertkw

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Is the international kit gone for good due to the manufacturer switch or is there a chance of it coming back for the gb later?

Offline HappyB0T

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In stock you say? With the potential of a keyboard collaboration you say?
Much more comfortable with the new Manu. What a fun IC - super duper considering this set now.

Offline 1corazon

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FYI I want to buy this kit but i do live in Sydney Australia.

Can any one advise if any of the resellers are based in Australia or ASIA come on bro i need to buy this, this needs to be available in our region - Any word on this ?

PLEASE ADVISE i really really need this kit in my life!!!

Offline Mangas

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FYI I want to buy this kit but i do live in Sydney Australia.

Can any one advise if any of the resellers are based in Australia or ASIA come on bro i need to buy this, this needs to be available in our region - Any word on this ?

PLEASE ADVISE i really really need this kit in my life!!!
I am pretty certain there will be one for Australia but we will know for sure when vendors are announced , thank you for the feedback .

Offline KrakenkapTeam

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😘😘

Offline byfuryattheheart

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Any updates on the in stock sale/GB for this set?

Offline Lenux

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Any information about a EU proxy ?

Offline Mangas

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Any information about a EU proxy ?
Unfortunately not yet , there will be a European vendor 100% , just don't know which one yet . Probably will be announced in next update

Offline Mangas

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Any updates on the in stock sale/GB for this set?
Hello :D , I am hoping to know relatively soon , the August / September as stated in the IC may have been a little too optimistic but only time can tell , (I will update the thread about the plausible delay when I have concrete info) , I would be leaning towards October/November next . (Please keep in mind this is just my estimate , I don't know for sure yet , I may be completely wrong here)
I will let everyone know when I have concrete info from WS .

Offline byfuryattheheart

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Any updates on the in stock sale/GB for this set?
Hello :D , I am hoping to know relatively soon , the August / September as stated in the IC may have been a little too optimistic but only time can tell , (I will update the thread about the plausible delay when I have concrete info) , I would be leaning towards October/November next . (Please keep in mind this is just my estimate , I don't know for sure yet , I may be completely wrong here)
I will let everyone know when I have concrete info from WS .

All good. Thanks for the update!

Offline AsthmaticKirby

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Still pretty new to geekhack, when and where would I be able to buy these?

Offline Faceman76

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Still pretty new to geekhack, when and where would I be able to buy these?
Bottom of first post for vendors. Otherwise, don't believe it has been released yet.

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Offline Mangas

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Still pretty new to geekhack, when and where would I be able to buy these?
Bottom of first post for vendors. Otherwise, don't believe it has been released yet.

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Yeah the vendors have not been yet announced but we may have an idea of how the list will look like approximately (not public yet) . Unfortunately the set will be delayed for some time (as is evident because of the lack of updates about dates of sale) .
An update for some insight and more info about the delay should be coming relatively soon-ish .