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Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (Final Weekend - MOQ 325%)
« Reply #50 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 06:21:26 »
Last weekend  :-X

Offline LostGoatOnHill

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (Final Weekend - MOQ 325%)
« Reply #51 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 07:21:37 »
Just ordered Arctic Alphas, Arctic Icon Mods and Beluga, really looking forward to putting this on a white board, brrrrrrrrrrr!

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (Final Weekend - MOQ 325%)
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 17:07:15 »


More
<-- progress
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Offline dpingz

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (Final Weekend - MOQ 325%)
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 13:24:01 »
Just ordered Arctic Alphas, Arctic Icon Mods and Beluga, really looking forward to putting this on a white board, brrrrrrrrrrr!

I totally bought the exact same here for an all white as well! Hell yea! :thumb:

Offline William_S_Jones

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (Final Weekend - MOQ 325%)
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 15:30:02 »
Well, looks like I join today; 1 numpad, both alphas, both 40s kits! I'll regret it if I don't; plus I'm still hoping I can land KAT milkshake when extras are available! Artic is mine!


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Offline oalmali

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (Final Weekend - MOQ 325%)
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 17:39:01 »
Hey is 1st of June included or excluded? Need to wait to get a reply for b2b transaction from one of the vendors.

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (Final Weekend - MOQ 325%)
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 23:13:11 »
Hey is 1st of June included or excluded? Need to wait to get a reply for b2b transaction from one of the vendors.

It will still be open on 1st of June until the EOD

Offline arock0627

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (Last Day! - MOQ 368%)
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 03 June 2020, 14:14:43 »
Hyped!  Can't wait to see these caps with a nice white and blue underglow

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (Last Day! - MOQ 368%)
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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (Last Day! - MOQ 368%)
« Reply #59 on: Fri, 05 June 2020, 15:55:14 »
Nice numbers and interesting tie between text and icons.

Offline vsrnth

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 21:20:40 »
There have been reports of legend misalignment and keycaps being moulded wrong. Biip has reached out to keyreative regarding the issue and is waiting on a response. The runners of KAT refined and monochrome have also reached out to keyreative. No one knows how widespread the issue is. That said there have been reports from owners of KAT alpha, that they too had the same issue.

Can you also please reach out to keyreative and see to it that these issues are looked into.






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Offline Charks!

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 07:50:09 »
Hi, is there any update on the progress?

Offline J3ff_Leopard

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 08:35:32 »
Hi, is there any update on the progress?

Well it's been 4 weeks. Manufacture time was estimated at 30 weeks. So...probably not much.
Usually wrong

Offline arock0627

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 13:08:27 »
Coming up on 25 weeks.

Have we heard if there's been any significant manufacturing delays due to obvious reasons?

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 13:40:13 »
Given that Keyreactive hasnít gotten under 9-10 months yet save for their blanks kits, and that KAT Explosion and Atlantis are currently estimated at 9-12 months, Iíd be pretty surprised if this wasnít well into next year.

Offline arock0627

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 13:55:02 »
Given that Keyreactive hasnít gotten under 9-10 months yet save for their blanks kits, and that KAT Explosion and Atlantis are currently estimated at 9-12 months, Iíd be pretty surprised if this wasnít well into next year.

I'm expecting my board to take about that long (Q2 2021), plus I need to budget for 80 Zealios, a custom cable, and a few bespoke metal keycaps (ESC and enter planned).

AND I need to get a 3080, god willing.

NBD, I just figured we're getting close to the initial estimate and people would probably start trickling in for updates.

Offline datarock

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #66 on: Thu, 04 February 2021, 03:16:33 »
It's been a couple of months since the last message in this thread.
Any news on the progress, maybe a new estimated shipping date?  :D

Offline arock0627

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 14:15:07 »
Same.

The estimated shipping date on Novelkeys was Dec 2020, and while that obviously was never going to be hit due to COVID, being kept in the dark about this isn't much better.

Offline heyimpanda

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 15:46:37 »
NK's update page has it est. shipping date of April 2021

but of course it's keyreative so who the **** actually knows lol

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 00:12:00 »
I think expressing keyreactive estimates as months is a little too granular and quarters might be better. Q2 seems a reasonable guess?

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Concluded!)
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 10:46:09 »
I think expressing keyreactive estimates as months is a little too granular and quarters might be better. Q2 seems a reasonable guess?

Early Q2 is what I think would be more accurate. Insert "I didn't expect this many delays" comment here.

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (GB Ended, production nearing completion)
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 17:35:27 »
Final KAT vs JTK

Final KAT vs R1 Sample vs JTK

Final Kat vs R1 Samples


I tried photographing in different lights but this is the best I can do with my 20IQ

These should be the final production samples and we should be on our way.

There are some problems with legends from what I have received,

Some keys are misaligned such as the <, and >. and the R Shift for the icon mods. I didn't receive all of the kits to review so keep that in mind.

I'm seeing what our options are at this time to fix it but I want to get this into people's hands first soon as possible.

I made a mistake and glossed over a spelling error in our Box Art so you'll be receiving KAT Artic. I won't be fixing the box art as that would add too much time for a much delayed set.

The color is finalized, I believe the blue matches very well with what I intended
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Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Almost there)
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 19:34:48 »
LOL the thread title. Youíre a good sport.

Love the blue!

Offline LordOwen

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Almost there)
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 01:57:11 »
The misaligned keys are kind of worrying, but the colors look great in the photos! I'm excited to get them at last :)

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Almost there)
« Reply #74 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 23:09:29 »
The misaligned keys are kind of worrying, but the colors look great in the photos! I'm excited to get them at last :)

So far it's been just small details.

It's kind of annoying but we'll just have to see until we get all the kits in hand.

Offline UnicornCables

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Almost there)
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 19:00:57 »
The colours look so good, congratz!

Offline arock0627

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Almost there)
« Reply #76 on: Tue, 25 May 2021, 11:55:08 »
Awesome to see progress!

I'm glad I'm not using the standard R shift or the white alphas, so things are looking up.

Plus I have this brand new NK65 just dying to have these keycaps on it.

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Almost there)
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 25 May 2021, 20:46:12 »
Awesome to see progress!

I'm glad I'm not using the standard R shift or the white alphas, so things are looking up.

Plus I have this brand new NK65 just dying to have these keycaps on it.

I don't think there are any issues with the white alphas.

The ones I have on hand were the previous samples and used a different font.

Offline LordOwen

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Shipping)
« Reply #78 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 00:16:18 »
Just got my shipping notification from zFrontier! Hopefully, my set will arrive by Monday, and I can get them onto my Alpine65 (seems appropriate) that evening.

Offline Mr Chrome

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Shipping)
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 10:30:22 »
Just got my shipping notification from zFrontier! Hopefully, my set will arrive by Monday, and I can get them onto my Alpine65 (seems appropriate) that evening.

When you get your caps mounted, would you be willing to post some pics/first impressions here? Iíve heard some horror stories about this set, so it would be good to know how it turns out for you.

Offline LordOwen

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Shipping)
« Reply #80 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 23:23:33 »
Sure thing, I'm expecting them in my postbox when I get home this afternoon. I'm curious how many others have received them so far, or if I'm just lucky enough to have a quick vendor (zFrontier's English site).

Offline omegarex555

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Shipping)
« Reply #81 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 01:38:21 »
my God this kat artic's spacebars are so scuffed I lost word. the 7u spacebar bend. the spacebar stem are misaligned I'm having difficulties inserting them, not to mention now my spacebar is really slow to return upstroke. I only opened the spacebar kit now I'm afraid to open the mods and alphas

Offline LexProf

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Re: [GB] KAT Artic* (Shipping)
« Reply #82 on: Wed, 16 June 2021, 01:41:43 »
Yes, the Discord on KAT Artic is a blood bath. :(