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just a quick update on this.
Maxkey confirmed today that Lime is in production and scheduled for dispatch by the end of Nov.
Which means Asian order from Taobao will be shipped by the end of Nov.
TW and EU orders will be shipped out begin Dec.
US orders should be mid Dec.


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just a quick update on this.
Maxkey confirmed today that Lime is in production and scheduled for dispatch by the end of Nov.
Which means Asian order from Taobao will be shipped by the end of Nov.
TW and EU orders will be shipped out begin Dec.
US orders should be mid Dec.

oh **** that's soon

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picture of the actual product

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picture of the actual product

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Looks fantastic! That green pops a lot more than on the renders, can't wait to see these in person.

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Have TaoBao orders been shipped then? Haven't gotten any notifications yet

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Have TaoBao orders been shipped then? Haven't gotten any notifications yet

No, this picture came from the manufacturer shot with a ****ty phone camera.
The production hasn't finished yet. Dispatching is slightly delayed to next week aka early Dec.

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Lol thanks. No worries about the delay either. Still quicker than I was expecting!

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I like this green even more than the renders :D
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Are we still getting text arrow keys? The icon arrows in the photo has me a little worried, really hoping those are in addition not instead of.

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Are we still getting text arrow keys? The icon arrows in the photo has me a little worried, really hoping those are in addition not instead of.

these are in addition, they are already in Maxkey's basic tooling, text arrows are still in production

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Any updates?

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Any updates?

Bulk shipment on its way to Belgium, should be here by next Friday. Then we will start shipping in the week of the 18th.
Guess this is gonna be a Christmas present  :)) :))

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Any updates?

Bulk shipment on its way to Belgium, should be here by next Friday. Then we will start shipping in the week of the 18th.
Guess this is gonna be a Christmas present  :)) :))

I suppose this means the TaoBao order should ship soon?

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Any updates?

Bulk shipment on its way to Belgium, should be here by next Friday. Then we will start shipping in the week of the 18th.
Guess this is gonna be a Christmas present  :)) :))

I suppose this means the TaoBao order should ship soon?

Those start shipping today

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Any updates?

Bulk shipment on its way to Belgium, should be here by next Friday. Then we will start shipping in the week of the 18th.
Guess this is gonna be a Christmas present  :)) :))

I suppose this means the TaoBao order should ship soon?

Those start shipping today

Holy crap! That's awesome! :D

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I received mine today but there's not the R4 Fn key in the package but there were 3 Maxkey's original novelties in it.
Is there any announcement regarding this which I might have missed?

And it is stated that the surface would be semi-glossy on the Product Detail,
but it was normal Maxkey SA's surface which is matt rather than glossy IMO.

One more thing.
The color of legend of novelty enter key (texted 'lime') and 1u R1 lime shaped key is not white but the same as alpha base color.
In the rendering picture, it was perfect white which is different from the color of alpha base.

But regardless of some differences, this set is no NICE.
I love this set.
Thank you for running GB.
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Re: [GB]Maxkey Lime for EU (shipping)
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 18 December 2017, 09:42:29 »
18/12/2017

The bulk order has arrived in Belgium, our homie David from http://www.mykeyboard.eu will start shipping orders this week.
Hope you all receive this before Christmas  :D

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I received mine today but there's not the R4 Fn key in the package but there were 3 Maxkey's original novelties in it.
Is there any announcement regarding this which I might have missed?

And it is stated that the surface would be semi-glossy on the Product Detail,
but it was normal Maxkey SA's surface which is matt rather than glossy IMO.

One more thing.
The color of legend of novelty enter key (texted 'lime') and 1u R1 lime shaped key is not white but the same as alpha base color.
In the rendering picture, it was perfect white which is different from the color of alpha base.

But regardless of some differences, this set is no NICE.
I love this set.
Thank you for running GB.

I talked to Maxkey about that R4 FN key, we paid the tooling cost.
But unfortunately it was molded together with Hydro novelties.
And due to jchan going awol, the tooling of that mold was seriously delayed.
Maxkey didn't wanna hold the entire production due to that one single key so they shipped all sets without that R4 FN key.
But it is said that they will resend that missing key once the tooling is done.

About surface finish. I haven't received my set yet.
So I can't answer that quetion, but according to ppl who has received the set, and Maxkey.
Lime has the same surface finish as Maxkey cyan-white does, which is more glossy than the usual Maxkey sets.
I bet that this is the best they can do.
When I started this project, I stated very clearly to them that I wanted a semi-glossy surface finish.
And they said no problem.
But once the production is done, it is what it is. We can't do anything about that.

And about that 1u Novelty return key, I'll have to take a look when my set comes in to evaluate the color accuracy
I did submit that as white on green.

Regardless of all these imperfections, I do think that Lime is the most beautiful set that Maxkey has ever produced legitimately
And with the Lime project, we have pushed them towards a tremendous step of change.

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Re: [GB]Maxkey Lime for EU (all order shipped)
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 26 December 2017, 12:02:09 »
So I have both Lime and Cyan on Dolch Maxkey sets and Lime is definitely glossier. May not be as glossy as some people were hoping for, but the difference is definitely noticeable.

Also, in regards to the R4 FN key, is there any word on how we'll receive this? I bought mine through Taobao, so I'm not sure how the whole international shipping "dealer" thing will work. Will I get an update from them after the key ships or something?

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Re: [GB]Maxkey Lime for EU (all order shipped)
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 27 December 2017, 05:43:29 »
So I have both Lime and Cyan on Dolch Maxkey sets and Lime is definitely glossier. May not be as glossy as some people were hoping for, but the difference is definitely noticeable.

Also, in regards to the R4 FN key, is there any word on how we'll receive this? I bought mine through Taobao, so I'm not sure how the whole international shipping "dealer" thing will work. Will I get an update from them after the key ships or something?

I'm not so sure about how that will happen for the Taobao GB since it was organized by Maxkey, I suggest you contact them on Aliwangwang.

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Re: [GB]Maxkey Lime for EU (all order shipped)
« Reply #70 on: Sat, 27 January 2018, 02:33:10 »
After seeing a few reddit threads picturing problems id like to let you know that my set has the same problems. (Swirls on modifiers mostl) ... I too thought this was normal but apparently it aint, so what to do about that now? https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7t7beb/maxkey_lime_quality/

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Re: [GB]Maxkey Lime for EU (all order shipped)
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 29 January 2018, 04:14:07 »
After seeing a few reddit threads picturing problems id like to let you know that my set has the same problems. (Swirls on modifiers mostl) ... I too thought this was normal but apparently it aint, so what to do about that now? https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7t7beb/maxkey_lime_quality/

To me, I can understand these injection marks.
It's not due to QC, it's just how injection works and those marks are more noticeable on grey keycaps.
SP has the same problem but less noticeable.
Input club says they are gonna contact Maxkey for replacement or refund, I doubt that they can come out a solution without taking legal action.
This is because it is generally impossible for Maxkey to eliminate those marks without bead-blasting the keycap which will lead to a mat surface finish.
 

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Re: [GB]Maxkey Lime for EU (all order shipped)
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 29 January 2018, 04:21:34 »
After seeing a few reddit threads picturing problems id like to let you know that my set has the same problems. (Swirls on modifiers mostl) ... I too thought this was normal but apparently it aint, so what to do about that now? https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7t7beb/maxkey_lime_quality/

To me, I can understand these injection marks.
It's not due to QC, it's just how injection works and those marks are more noticeable on grey keycaps.
SP has the same problem but less noticeable.
Input club says they are gonna contact Maxkey for replacement or refund, I doubt that they can come out a solution without taking legal action.
This is because it is generally impossible for Maxkey to eliminate those marks without bead-blasting the keycap which will lead to a mat surface finish.
 

Why do grey GMK caps not have this issue?

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Re: [GB]Maxkey Lime for EU (all order shipped)
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 29 January 2018, 04:42:37 »
After seeing a few reddit threads picturing problems id like to let you know that my set has the same problems. (Swirls on modifiers mostl) ... I too thought this was normal but apparently it aint, so what to do about that now? https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7t7beb/maxkey_lime_quality/

To me, I can understand these injection marks.
It's not due to QC, it's just how injection works and those marks are more noticeable on grey keycaps.
SP has the same problem but less noticeable.
Input club says they are gonna contact Maxkey for replacement or refund, I doubt that they can come out a solution without taking legal action.
This is because it is generally impossible for Maxkey to eliminate those marks without bead-blasting the keycap which will lead to a mat surface finish.
 

Why do grey GMK caps not have this issue?

I don't know, it depends on tooling, or maybe they are bead blasted.

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Re: [GB]Maxkey Lime for EU (all order shipped)
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 29 January 2018, 10:41:20 »
It might also be that the marks appear more or less prominent depending on the finish. GMK has a textured finish so that might make some marks considerably less noticeable. Similarly the finish on this set being "semi-gloss" (or at least glossier than my other Maxkey sets) might have something to do with it being more noticeable here as well.

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Re: [GB]Maxkey Lime for EU (all order shipped)
« Reply #75 on: Tue, 30 January 2018, 00:34:21 »
It might also be that the marks appear more or less prominent depending on the finish. GMK has a textured finish so that might make some marks considerably less noticeable. Similarly the finish on this set being "semi-gloss" (or at least glossier than my other Maxkey sets) might have something to do with it being more noticeable here as well.

Yes, true.
The reason why the other Maxkey sets are more texture is because they have a beadblasting layer on the surface.
Personally, I'd rather prefer those marks over their normal surface finish, that's just unusable to me.

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Re: [GB]Maxkey Lime for EU (all order shipped)
« Reply #77 on: Mon, 05 March 2018, 17:38:48 »
So here is what has happened to my set, and Im wondering if anyone else has this issue.  You know how some of the gray caps have dark green stems and some have gray stems?  Well get this... ALL of the ones with the dark green stems have cracked.  The stems have a small crack, sometimes two.  Space bar has it too. Its not affecting the caps other than them being quite loose on some switches.

Anyone else have this experience?   I first noticed it when I was putting them on a new set of switches and each cap popped on when pressing them down.  I just thought it was something weird with the switch posts.  I never imagined it could be the keycaps breaking. 
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