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Offline FreshFromTheGrave

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[~/]>kam_superuser

GROUP BUY: 1st February - 2nd March 2021 (CLOSED)




For updates and discussion please join my new Discord server!




This is the set for all you sysadmins, IT professionals, Linux users, power users
and the people like me who had to learn to launch their games from DOS when
they were kids and grew up around computers ever since. Three mod options
and a choice of accent or non-accent colour keys means you can really make
this set your own.


TEASER TRAILER



VENDORS



PRICING



Please click on the MORE buttons to reveal more images in each segment.


COLOUR & TYPOGRAPHY




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Dark greys with a hint towards steel blues have been chosen as the base colours.
353 C green has been carefully selected as the accent colour after initial
feedback pushed me away from a more turquoise hue, but I did not want
the green to become garish or oversaturated. 353 C seen in reality carries
a wonderful luminance with just the right amount of saturation and almost
glows off the coated swatch which helps to attempt to imitate the emissive
properties of monitors.

I have done my best to colour match my Pantone GP1601A swatches to
my display, which has been calibrated and profiled with an X-Rite
colorimeter. This matching has been done by eye to make the renders
as accurate as I can to what the swatches look like in reality. If you have
access to Pantone swatches, I recommend taking a look so you can see
the colours for yourself.


TYPOGRAPHY



Roboto mono in medium weight and all lower case has been chosen as the
typeface for the set. It's a monospace typeface that would look right at home
in your IDE or your terminal and is relatively modern, being commissioned
by Google in 2015.


RENDERS


Rama M60-A


Rama Koyu


Whimsy by prkns

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TKC M0llY


SP-111 by BlindAssassin111


TKC CandyBar


Isometria75 by ebastler


HAUS by Hand Engineering


Rama M10-A


KITS









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SAMPLES PHOTOS

Keyreative and zFrontier have sent me some fantastic samples for superuser,
they have done an exceptional job at colour matching to the Pantone swatches!
I am very pleased with how these have come out, the legends are super sharp
and the colours completely carry my design intention.





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COLLABORATIONS

Be sure not to miss the NovelKeys NK65 Superuser Edition, the first
ever KAM RAMA cap or Rocket Cables' custom Superuser cable!



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NovelKeys will be making a custom NK65 Superuser edition to perfectly pair with your set!
A translucent dark grey case with 353C green scanline stripes on the rear and bottom facets
is the ultimate way to complete your setup!



Rocket Cables will be creating a themed custom cable to complete your setup!
353 C Cerakote aviator with a deep blue coiled cable.





RAMA

I've worked together with RAMA to create the very first KAM RAMA cap to be made available!
With this new CNC profile, other designers will be able to collaborate with RAMA on KAM caps
going forward. The Superuser RAMA will be matched to 7545 C (mods grey) with glow in the
dark green enamel infill!





DESKMATS

2x deskmats designed by Eura are available, these are being run by NovelKeys and proxied by all vendors.




SOCIAL

You can follow my instagram for more keyboard renders and trailers of mine and others
sets or join in the discussion on discord in the kam_superuser channel in my new server!



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Additional info:
  • KAM is a uniform keycap profile from Keyreative, the manufacturer of the KAT profile.
  • KAM is a symmetrical version of KAT R2 (that's R3 in other profiles).
  • Made of 1.65mm thick, all over dye-sublimated PBT.
  • kam_superuser will be matte, instead of glossy.
  • Official lead time from Keyreative: 8-10 months after group buy.
  • More realistic lead time estimate: 12 months after group buy.
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Offline FreshFromTheGrave

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 15:09:29 »
« Last Edit: Sat, 20 March 2021, 10:28:31 by FreshFromTheGrave »

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 17:30:01 »
app
Dog is pog

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 17:46:18 »
LETS GOOOOOOO FRESH

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 18:04:29 »
I'm sorry wallet, it has to happen.

Offline limeocean

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 22:13:50 »
Eyooo!  so excited for this set!

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 22:26:15 »
GLWGB, Fresh!

Offline sneekypoo

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 00:22:32 »
Day 1 joiner! GLWGB  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 00:35:42 »
GLWGB Fresh!

Offline Dadrophenia

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 00:51:18 »
time to hack  :cool:

Offline BraveOtter

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 02:25:43 »
Joiiineeed

Offline lubekpl

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 03:50:41 »
Is it just me or there's no NK65 on https://mykeyboard.eu?

Offline Biskwit157

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 04:04:31 »
Ordered.
So much choice I nearly got the wrong mods

Offline BraveOtter

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 04:29:08 »
Ordered.
So much choice I nearly got the wrong mods

It took me a while to decide between the standard mods and the highlighted mods. Actually, now I don't remember which ones I chose finally. I will find out when I receive the package.  hahahah

Offline FreshFromTheGrave

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 05:09:11 »
Still waiting for zFrontier and DeskHero to go live but we are live in all other regions!
« Last Edit: Mon, 01 February 2021, 12:05:05 by FreshFromTheGrave »

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 05:11:15 »
Ordering everything from Prototypist.  Love every bit of this set.
Current Daily Driver : Maja Ergo - Kiwi Lubed 3203
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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 06:22:29 »
First costumer here!!!! :D

Offline ZeroZeroOne

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 06:29:34 »
Been waiting for this a while now, ordered!

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 09:30:00 »
Super excited for this one especially having used KAM Little Pilot for the past few weeks. It's a great profile!

Ordered the following from prototypist:
Mods Terminal, Alphas, Novelties, Spacebars, Rama Keycap

:D


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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 11:14:32 »
>Delivery estimated by Q1 of 2022.

Gonna be a "no" from me dog.

Offline FreshFromTheGrave

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 12:05:27 »
All regions are now live!

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 12:43:56 »
Super excited for this one especially having used KAM Little Pilot for the past few weeks. It's a great profile!

Ordered the following from prototypist:
Mods Terminal, Alphas, Novelties, Spacebars, Rama Keycap

:D

Yep, I have KAM Starry Night and Little Pilot... I really like this profile.  Typing speed and accuracy is outstanding (better than KAT or GMK even).  I'm really looking forward to this colorway w/ the matte finish used for KAT.

Offline MrGuccu

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 15:55:35 »
Absolutely gorgeous!

Offline saltimate

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 17:23:21 »
for some reason i thought this set was going to be gid, similar to cyberspace, was i wrong?

Offline bball2

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 17:26:07 »
what mods is everyone going for? I was going for terminal... but think I'm going to switch over to highlight

Offline Dadrophenia

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 18:33:01 »
what mods is everyone going for? I was going for terminal... but think I'm going to switch over to highlight

It was between those two for me as well. I went with terminal but also got the novelties to maybe throw in a little highlight. I just wanted my board to be as terminal like as possible.

Offline thelateclacker

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 19:45:05 »
New to mechanical keyboards, first time groupbuyer, registered just to say I'm probably not part of the targeted audience for this design, but i'm all for this set day one.  With that said I went with the standard mods.

How does one stand the wait from groupbuy start to expected completion date?  lol

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 19:46:38 »
New to mechanical keyboards, first time groupbuyer, registered just to say I'm probably not part of the targeted audience for this design, but i'm all for this set day one.  With that said I went with the standard mods.

How does one stand the wait from groupbuy start to expected completion date?  lol
You tend to hop on more GBs then needed just to temporarily satiate desire haha


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Offline thicthock

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 05:42:44 »
Order placed.

Thank you so much for this amazing set!

Offline geewiz

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 06:44:35 »
what mods is everyone going for? I was going for terminal... but think I'm going to switch over to highlight

I chose highlight for both standard and ortho. It reminds me of the times when all I could use to emphasize something on the screen was the reverse highlight.

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 08:59:04 »
I went standard. Using the novelties will be enough highlight for me.

Offline ..//dexx

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 11:50:46 »
In for alphas + mods and the NK65 Superuser Ed. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 11:52:15 »
I went Highlights for the mods, they looks really nice.

Offline FreshFromTheGrave

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 12:31:05 »
Good news everyone! We have comfortably exceeded the 54k MOQ in 1 day, so all superuser kits will be made!

Offline Biskwit157

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 12:40:13 »
Good news everyone! We have comfortably exceeded the 54k MOQ in 1 day, so all superuser kits will be made!

Offline SpinningHook

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 14:17:07 »
I believe I may have already said this in the IC thread, but things like this aren't helping with getting my credit card paid off.
Can I get a R1 1u becksace in base kit, please?

Offline retoid

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 14:35:18 »
lol, just look at it like you are getting it now, potentially saving yourself at least an additional $100 from buying it second hand after they've already sold out :D

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 14:43:21 »
So I don't wanna be a Debbie downer for this gorgeous set, but I've been waiting 3-6 months over expected due dates for other Keyreative sets (Atlantis and Oasis), not to mention the huge volumes behind sets like KAT cyberspace, with nothing but foggy due dates coming from the Vendors.  Does anyone here know for sure that this company actually delivers products?  Just wondering.  Thanks,

Offline FreshFromTheGrave

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 15:12:29 »
So I don't wanna be a Debbie downer for this gorgeous set, but I've been waiting 3-6 months over expected due dates for other Keyreative sets (Atlantis and Oasis), not to mention the huge volumes behind sets like KAT cyberspace, with nothing but foggy due dates coming from the Vendors.  Does anyone here know for sure that this company actually delivers products?  Just wondering.  Thanks,

They've had a tough year for sure and they are undeniably backlogged, but they are currently making some changes bringing injection moulding in house and bringing a lot more brand new dye sub machines online. So in theory things will improve this year and they are committed to getting it all right. KAM Wraith took exactly 1 year though which is the closest comparison.

Offline geewiz

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 16:41:11 »
They've had a tough year for sure and they are undeniably backlogged, but they are currently making some changes bringing injection moulding in house and bringing a lot more brand new dye sub machines online.

How in the world would they be the only ones who didn't have a terrible year? :) Here's their recent statement: https://en.zfrontier.com/blogs/project-updates/202101-kat

Offline geewiz

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Re: [GB] KAM_Superuser | Live from 1st February - 2nd March
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 16:42:56 »
So I don't wanna be a Debbie downer for this gorgeous set, but I've been waiting 3-6 months over expected due dates for other Keyreative sets (Atlantis and Oasis),

<laughs in Dracula>

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Pulled the trigger on alphas, highlight mods, novelties and macos, cannot wait to do this
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Offline Kawamashi

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The Alphas aren't available on MK.eu… ;D

Offline geewiz

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The Alphas aren't available on MK.eu… ;D

They are. On page 2.  :D

Offline Genericusername56

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The Alphas aren't available on MK.eu… ;D

They are. On page 2.  :D
Where? Says "Out of stock" and I can't find any option to order them anywhere.

Offline vladimir108

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The Alphas aren't available on MK.eu… ;D

They are. On page 2.  :D

Copy & paste from: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/kam-superuser-alphas_3248/

KAM Superuser Alphas

€36.00

x Sold out

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Alphas kit no longer available on MK.eu. Weird..... It says Unavailable.

Offline Genericusername56

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Alphas kit no longer available on MK.eu. Weird..... It says Unavailable.
I'm guessing their entire backend totally crashed by changing items to "in stock" seeing as it's probably the first time it's happened..

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Seems like it's fixed now :)

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Copy & paste from: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/kam-superuser-alphas_3248/

KAM Superuser Alphas

€36.00

x Sold out


KAM Superuser Alphas

€36.00

PRE-ORDER! Expected shipping: None