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Offline lakeboredom

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - NEW IC FORM
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 04:46:20 »
I really want a silent switch with 4mm of travel... Wonder if Durock can make that happen. Oh and can anyone explain the pc top housing reasoning? Is it for sound profile?

Offline kindakeyboards

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - NEW IC FORM
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 08:52:37 »
WOW

Offline VicareyG

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - NEW IC FORM
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 15:19:41 »
Update: IC is now closed 09-02-2020

We had a total of 184 votes and 20,810 switches pledged. With this part of the IC only being up for 2 weeks this is an amazing outcome.

Results of the colour choice…

Option 1:   BLUE // PINK       49 Votes   26.6%
Option 2:  GREY // VIOLET      42 Votes   22.8%
Option 3:  WHITE // WHITE   93 Votes   50.5%

It is obviously a clear winner for the Ghost switch!

In my opinion this makes for a good basis to start a group buy on. However we will have to wait for a little bit. This is due to the Chinese factories being shutdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak. I am in touch with my rep at Durock who is keeping me updated on the situation. As it currently stands I expect the Group Buy to open late February, about 25th/26th. I am going to run this group buy for only 3 weeks as opposed to 5 weeks like my last few group buys. My recent group buys have had a lot of activity at the start and end with not much in the middle. So I am going to see if this is just wasted time. My reasoning being that if we can get 20,000 switches in 2 weeks of an interest check I am confident we can hit MOQ in 3 weeks of a running Group Buy.

Please let me know your thoughts on this.

I have also commissioned @wintheart on Instagram to create some art for a limited edition sticker run to go alongside this Group Buy. I am hoping that this will also create a little buzz for the Ghost Switch.

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Offline DrHigsby

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 17:07:35 »
Super hyped! Would love to get my hands on some stickers too!

Offline digital_nothing

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 19:42:49 »
Definitely in for 70 switches and as many stickers as I can get!

Offline VXQN

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 04:04:09 »
Excellent news. Going to stock up on these for future builds I think. Thanks for all the work so far.

Offline VicareyG

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 07:15:52 »
I have been in touch with the Durock rep this morning and he thinks that the factory will be back open in 2-3 weeks. This means we can start the Group Buy as soon as the sticker art is ready. I'm going to say that should be no later than the 21st February. Good news!

Offline Joaquox

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 09:42:30 »
Looking forward to this. I got to try the tactile version at the Stockholm meetup, and the Durock silents are superb. At half the cost of the zeal equivalent it's a no-brainer for me.

Offline McMack04

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
« Reply #58 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 23:39:34 »
I think it would be cool if the switch was white but had some level of transparency to really give off that ghost appearance.

Offline Anj

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 12:23:12 »
Wait, so are these just Silent Alpacas since those are made by Durock as well? Or are these newer?

Offline Jcrazyblue4u

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 19:51:32 »
So will the groupbuy start today? Hopefully the production is fast as I was planning to put them on the k6 I hope they arrive at the same time.

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Offline LiTurk

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Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB OPEN
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 04:28:43 »
I like it