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geekhack Marketplace => Group Buys and Preorders => Topic started by: juahenza on Tue, 24 January 2017, 23:39:21

Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 24 January 2017, 23:39:21
For more background information on the project
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86815.0

(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)


First of all I would like to apologize for the delay in launching the GB. Lots of details need to be finalized, Chinese New Year preparation and also my brother's family visiting from New Zealand. It has been an intensive week for me.

The prototype we made is perfect. The Kustom elements added to it by yuktsi blended really well with Rama's design. An actual board tells a lot more than just renders, in this case. Everything was very different from how I expected EXENT would be. The board weighed reasonably nice, it sits sturdily on my table and the height is just right. Most important of all the actual board looks a lot more buff. It looks like a gangsta when sitting next to any TKL. I love it very much. ntw couldn't stop touching it.

It has been pointed out by many that it's unrealistic to just add a few dollars on top of the cost. The poly-carbonate bottom and stainless steel feet are really difficult to be machined.  There are chances of defective parts during production that has to be accounted for. We also foresee the unavoidable import tax on the GMK set. The initial design fee and cost of prototyping was sunk cost and were not costed into our selling price.

Due to the circumstances we had to place 10% increment to our original proposed price, for contingency purposes (toughest decision I ever made in my life). EXENT is something I wish to do for the community. 2016 was an amazing year for me because of you guys. XOXO


Engineering Sample

(http://i.imgur.com/BzvmNqE.jpg)

more http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m (http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m)



Design

(http://i.imgur.com/VG6XQQP.jpg)

More
(http://i.imgur.com/jNHEp9d.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YV3hbEw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Asg14LW.jpg)


GMK Keyset

(http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png)


Layouts

(http://i.imgur.com/6cDtc79.jpg)


Finish

Black
(http://i.imgur.com/W1HOAR0.jpg)

Silver
(http://i.imgur.com/pKLt7Nf.jpg)

Grey
(http://i.imgur.com/WlZlAC5.jpg)

Blue
(http://i.imgur.com/4S4DVOJ.jpg)

Pink
(http://i.imgur.com/TbjKmC4.jpg)


Tech Specs
Material: 6 series Aluminum (top housing), Polycarbonate (bottom housing), Stainless steel (feet)
Dimension: 140 x 400 mm (5.5 x 15.7 inch)
Angle: 8 or 12 degree
Weight: 1.6kg (3.5lbs)
PCB: Developed based on ps2avrGB firmware and Bootmapper GUI with permission from Winkeyless.kr

Price
- Exent Basic Kit: from $198 (inclusive of housing, plate and PCB)
- Exent Premium Kit: from $275 (inclusive of basic kit, stabs, switches and GMK Keyset)

Additional Parts 
- PCB $35
- Aluminium plate $30
- Brass plate $55
- 8 deg feet $25
- 12 deg feet $40
- Polycarbonate bottom case $50
- Aluminum bottom case $80

Shipping
- Shipping will be from Malaysia
- US $50
- Asia $25
- Europe $40

Project Timeline
- Groupbuy ends 22th February 2016
- Payment deadline 28th February 2016
- Production 12-16 weeks

Moderator edit: removed link to order form, as this group buy is long over.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 24 January 2017, 23:40:01
FAQ

1. How long will the GB be open for and when is payment due?
Check project timeline in the first post.

2. Availability of MOD switches?
Form has been update. MOD-L and MOD-M are available now for +$40.

3. Factory Assembly?
Everything is pre-assembled except for stabilizers, switch and front LEDs.

4. ETA for GMK render?
No ETA. Sherryton/the team will keep us informed as details develop.

5. What extra keys will the GMK set come with?
The keys shown in the existing render + 4 keys for ISO + 3 keys for split spacebar.

6. What kind of stabilizers will be included? When ordering additional stabilizers on page 2, does 1 set include all stabilizers needed for standard layout? What brand are the stabilizers? Will the GMK set in the Premium kit support the split spacebar layout?
Standard and screw-in type (both are PCB mounted). Comes is 5 x 2u and 1 x 6.25u. They are supplied by GMK. The form has been updated, you pick either or both of them for additional parts now. And yes, 5 x 2u is enough for split spacebar layout.

7. Is underglow LED configurable and RGB?
Yes, through BootMapper Client winkeyless.

8. How do we order two boards?
Yes. Just submit a second form and a put a remark at the note section.

9. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference? Does one let the LED light shine through more than the other?
You can see the difference but the options are for people who want to try a different typing feel. Brass is denser than steel but not as hard. It has nothing to do with the LED, though the silver anodized aluminum plate is more reflective.

10. What feet are those on the engineering sample? 8 or 12 degrees?
8 deg

11. What is the option 'Under-declare parcel value to $80? Can you mark the parcel as gift?
Its an option for them to declare the package as being valued under $80. This can help people dodge some custom taxes and stuff, though has some small risks. All parcel will be marked as gift.

12. How do we order two boards?
Yes. Just submit a second form and a put a remark at the note section.

13. Will we have a chance to edit our information before the GB closes? If we already used the form, can we change it?
I've enabled "Edit after submit" feature. You should be able to edit it after submission. In case you can't do it, you may submit another one and put a remark at the note section.

14. Will the GMK set ever be sold seperately, like on the Originative store?
No.

15. Which color should I pick?
Get both or all.

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 24 January 2017, 23:40:28
#Update 2nd January 2018
1. Basic Kit (except gray) all shipped
2. Basic Kit (gray) - all shipped
3. Basic Kit with addons - all shipped
4. Premium Kit going on - shipping

Collecting the anodized aluminum bottom tomorrow. Will update on how it goes.

#Update 7th December 2017
1. Basic Kit (except gray) all shipped
2. Basic Kit (gray) - shipped by the week of 11th Dec
3. Basic Kit with addons - shipped by week of 11th Dec
4. Premium Kit going on - shipping out in the week of 18th Dec

Machining for aluminum bottom has been completed. Expect for another week for anodizing.

LED Repair Guide https://imgur.com/a/qaj50

Kindly fill the form if you have received a cracked bottom
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvIUGHcOE_H1KhPcFmHPZAi8SRr8BIjIoK6fNA2dl8CAXQig/viewform


#Update 9th August 2017

Been awhile since the last update from us. This will serve as the update section, we are committed to updating everyone on a weekly basis.

Top case: Machining has been completed, anodizing is in progress. We had received of the gray parts, finishing isn't really up to our expectation, they were sent back for rework. The top part will be delivered in batches according to colors.

Bottom Polycarbonate: Machining in progress.

Bottom Aluminum: Will commence as soon as the machining for polycarbonate bottom is completed.

Stainless steel feet: Fabrication completed.

PCB: Fabrication completed. Awaiting QC and delivery.

Plate aluminum: Anodizing in progress.

Plate brass: Fabrication in progress.

GMK set: Fabrication in progress.

Packaging/Boxes/Screws/Bumpons: On hand.

The machining of the polycarbonate is identified to be the critical path for the whole delivery. First was the delayed in the commencement of fabrication of it, we were later informed that the machine has to be programmed to be slower in order to avoid excessive heat generation, which will cause warping in the machine parts. Thus further lengthen the whole process. At this rate, we are looking to starting the delivery by late September/October, and to completely deliver by early December.   
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 25 January 2017, 06:56:42
 :-*
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Zackfoo on Wed, 25 January 2017, 06:57:12
TARO! Basically means the keyboard is made with yam. Good stuff! Bump!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Wed, 25 January 2017, 06:57:33
Yeeeee
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: baldgye on Wed, 25 January 2017, 06:58:29
in for the pink
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Wed, 25 January 2017, 06:59:29
in for the pink
Lol of course you are.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: testplsignore on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:12:07
The renders show grey keys with black legends, but the mockup is black keys with grey legends.

I'm assuming it's going to be the black keys with grey legends? Need to know to make my decision on case color.  :p

Also, any info on payment timeframes / shipping costs to Australia? Is this shipping from the USA?

Looking awesome though!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:16:02
The first of the color pictures is the actual black prototype they built, the other colors are photoshopped for reference. So I don't think that keyset is meant to be an indicator of the gmk set, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: testplsignore on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:18:50
The first of the color pictures is the actual black prototype they built, the other colors are photoshopped for reference. So I don't think that keyset is meant to be an indicator of the gmk set, but I could be wrong.

Yeah, not the prototype (I'm pretty sure that's O.co Cyrillic); but the difference between the photoshopped renders and the 2D mockup of the GMK set.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Blackhawk on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:24:46
The first of the color pictures is the actual black prototype they built, the other colors are photoshopped for reference. So I don't think that keyset is meant to be an indicator of the gmk set, but I could be wrong.

Yeah, not the prototype (I'm pretty sure that's O.co Cyrillic); but the difference between the photoshopped renders and the 2D mockup of the GMK set.

It's a photo of the prototype with an EnjoyPBT keyset thats has been photoshopped to show the various colors.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Slash Emperor on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:25:22
How do we order two boards? I wanted to have two sets of options for this, but it only lets me submit one form.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:25:28
The first of the color pictures is the actual black prototype they built, the other colors are photoshopped for reference. So I don't think that keyset is meant to be an indicator of the gmk set, but I could be wrong.

Yeah, not the prototype (I'm pretty sure that's O.co Cyrillic); but the difference between the photoshopped renders and the 2D mockup of the GMK set.

Do you mean the black on gray with the orange (I think? Or red) escape, on the wooden background? If so, that's just a keyset that was put on the prototype, not a rendered keyset.

I apologize if I'm misunderstanding you!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: testplsignore on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:29:54
The first of the color pictures is the actual black prototype they built, the other colors are photoshopped for reference. So I don't think that keyset is meant to be an indicator of the gmk set, but I could be wrong.

Yeah, not the prototype (I'm pretty sure that's O.co Cyrillic); but the difference between the photoshopped renders and the 2D mockup of the GMK set.

Do you mean the black on gray with the orange (I think? Or red) escape, on the wooden background? If so, that's just a keyset that was put on the prototype, not a rendered keyset.

I apologize if I'm misunderstanding you!

All good!

Looks like the GMK keyset will be Black with grey legends. (The mockup with the red esc and the red enter)

As mentioned by Blackhawk, the photoshopped renders have a grey EnjoyPBT set with black legends that was just used on the prototype for the different colors.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Pwner on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:32:57
How long is this going to run for?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: ricyuyc on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:33:33
the optional stabilisers are not screw in type, right?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: hitlu on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:36:46
ORDER HERE (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgc1jLcukIpmTPCjYUx3niuWMqppPrDa3lnHOjoa0iNeiJYQ/viewform)

For more background information on the project
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86815.0

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9XeuT5u.jpg)



First of all I would like to apologize for the delay in launching the GB. Lots of details need to be finalized, Chinese New Year preparation and also my brother's family visiting from New Zealand. It has been an intensive week for me.

The prototype we made is perfect. The Kustom elements added to it by yuktsi blended really well with Rama's design. An actual board tells a lot more than just renders, in this case. Everything was very different from how I expected EXENT would be. The board weighed reasonably nice, it sits sturdily on my table and the height is just right. Most important of all the actual board looks a lot more buff. It looks like a gangsta when sitting next to any TKL. I love it very much. ntw couldn't stop touching it.

It has been pointed out by many that it's unrealistic to just add a few dollars on top of the cost. The poly-carbonate bottom and stainless steel feet are really difficult to be machined.  There are chances of defective parts during production that has to be accounted for. We also foresee the unavoidable import tax on the GMK set. The initial design fee and cost of prototyping was sunk cost and were not costed into our selling price.

Due to the circumstances we had to place 10% increment to our original proposed price, for contingency purposes (toughest decision I ever made in my life). EXENT is something I wish to do for the community. 2016 was an amazing year for me because of you guys. XOXO


Engineering Sample

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/BzvmNqE.jpg)


more http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m (http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m)



Design

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VG6XQQP.jpg)


More
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/jNHEp9d.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YV3hbEw.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Asg14LW.jpg)


GMK Keyset

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/CTcAAsP.png)

We are still waiting for the render with ISO and more keys


Layouts

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/6cDtc79.jpg)



Finish

Black
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/W1HOAR0.jpg)


Silver
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pKLt7Nf.jpg)


Grey
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/WlZlAC5.jpg)


Blue
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/4S4DVOJ.jpg)


Pink
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TbjKmC4.jpg)



Tech Specs
Material: 6 series Aluminum (top housing), Polycarbonate (bottom housing), Stainless steel (feet)
Dimension: 140 x 400 mm (5.5 x 15.7 inch)
Angle: 8 or 12 degree
Weight: 1.6kg (3.5lbs)
PCB: Developed based on ps2avrGB firmware and Bootmapper GUI with permission from Winkeyless.kr

Price
- Exent Basic Kit: from $198 (inclusive of housing, plate and PCB)
- Exent Premium Kit: from $275 (inclusive of basic kit, stabs, switches and GMK Keyset)

Additional Parts 
- PCB $35
- Aluminium plate $30
- Brass plate $55
- 8 deg feet $25
- 12 deg feet $40
- Polycarbonate bottom case $50
- Aluminum bottom case $80

GLW
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: joey on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:37:41
Congrats juanhenza (& co), I know you've been wanting this for a long time :thumb: :cool:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: GreyAmbience on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:38:43
I was really hoping for a bubble gum pink and not Lamborghini pink :( Oh well one less thing to consider.

Sent from my microwave oven using alternating current

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: catweewee on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:46:53
Ill take one in each colour please. Delivered to my doorstep by amos. With angpao. Thx


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: HannahPeach on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:47:06
What a time to be alive actually :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: rmendis on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:55:41
This is so tempting, because it's such an interesting design. Kudos to you for getting this executed to this point.

One thing that keeps nagging me, however, is whether that lower bezel is too short to be a wrist rest and just long enough to be a pain.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gaunt on Wed, 25 January 2017, 07:57:03
How long will the GB be open for? I need time to decide :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:06:45
Ill take one in each colour please. Delivered to my doorstep by amos. With angpao. Thx


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
K
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: The_Boom_Boy on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:07:19
that is one cheap gmk set
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: beamingrobot on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:08:39
Will shipping be cheaper for those in Malaysia?  :))
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: japanitrat on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:17:32
How do we order two boards? I wanted to have two sets of options for this, but it only lets me submit one form.

Incognito mode is your friend.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Slash Emperor on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:21:37
How do we order two boards? I wanted to have two sets of options for this, but it only lets me submit one form.

Incognito mode is your friend.

Seems to be okay now, looks like I can submit a second form without having to go Incognito.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:23:59
Are there no options for MOD switches (for an extra fee of course)? I thought it was hinted that there would be, both on geekhack and reddit. That was the biggest attraction to the Premium kit for me  :(.

EDIT: Also, there was mention of a Factory Assemble option for premium kits. Did that fall through, or am I just missing something on the order sheet?

Finally, I don't see any details about the stabilizers. I'm assuming they aren't screw in, and there's no way to order screw-in stabilizers with the Premium kit?

This is my first group-buy, so sorry for any silly questions. Really excited about this; I'm in love with the grey color. Very happy it appears to be more of a carbon-grey than a space grey (although I'll be fine it it turns out to be space grey too).
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:33:47
(https://media.giphy.com/media/5xtDarykEyDyC3ab5PG/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: kconfire on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:45:49
Wait, a question- do I need to have a polycarbonate bottom to retain the lighting to the ground?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:49:49
Wait, a question- do I need to have a polycarbonate bottom to retain the lighting to the ground?
Yes
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: stoic-lemon on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:54:22
Shipping from Malaysia may just be the excuse I need to get this. I'll probably wait until the end though due to money things. I'd like to see how that pink is going to look irl.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Tre3Cycl3S on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:56:53
Are there no options for MOD switches (for an extra fee of course)? I thought it was hinted that there would be, both on geekhack and reddit. That was the biggest attraction to the Premium kit for me  :(.

EDIT: Also, there was mention of a Factory Assemble option for premium kits. Did that fall through, or am I just missing something on the order sheet?

Finally, I don't see any details about the stabilizers. I'm assuming they aren't screw in, and there's no way to order screw-in stabilizers with the Premium kit?

This is my first group-buy, so sorry for any silly questions. Really excited about this; I'm in love with the grey color. Very happy it appears to be more of a carbon-grey than a space grey (although I'll be fine it it turns out to be space grey too).

I am very interested to know if MOD switches will be offered as a switch option as well.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:57:01
Actually, I've only read the 1st page of the form thus far but is factory assembly still being offered or did you opt out of that? Additionally how's the shipping being handled, is it still being proxy'd by people in the UK/US for EU/NA orders?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: cynviloq on Wed, 25 January 2017, 09:06:13
Thanks, signed up. Will we be able to see pictures of the aluminum bottom cases before the GB ends? Would like to see some sample pieces before adding to my order.

Actually, I've only read the 1st page of the form thus far but is factory assembly still being offered or did you opt out of that? Additionally how's the shipping being handled, is it still being proxy'd by people in the UK/US for EU/NA orders?

First post seems to indicate shipping directly from Malaysia.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: merutz on Wed, 25 January 2017, 09:16:33
1. MOD switches?

2. Factory Assembly?

3. What feet are those on the engineering sample? 8 or 12 degrees?

3. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference?

4. ETA for GMK render?

P.S. Can we please get a a video of the engineering sample? I'd really love to hear how it sounds.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 25 January 2017, 09:27:08
3. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference?
The plate material will affect the feel of the keyboard. The brass should feel stiffer/less flexible than the aluminum. People seem to generally prefer brass and steel for linear switches and aluminum for tactile.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: ntw on Wed, 25 January 2017, 09:58:41
Ill take one in each colour please. Delivered to my doorstep by amos. With angpao. Thx


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
K

don't miss mine too
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: kconfire on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:02:06
3. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference?
The plate material will affect the feel of the keyboard. The brass should feel stiffer/less flexible than the aluminum. People seem to generally prefer brass and steel for linear switches and aluminum for tactile.

Hmm that's interesting.
So I take the strongest/least flexible switch plate is NOT always the best and there are suitable/more preferred switch plates for different switches?

I've seen some people prefer Poly carbonate plates- how do they feel?
Poly carbonate is like the plastic that Samsung uses a lot on their phone, correct?

I wish someone had identical 4 keyboards with different switch plates from brass, aluminum, poly carbonate, and carbon fiber! :D

Would you say if I was going to go for Vintage Cherry MX Black/Brown or Zealious 62/65g I should go for aluminum switch plate?
Would brass too stiff for tactile switches and poly carbonate not as good as aluminum?

Very interesting.. never thought about all these before and this is making me a headache lol
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: ironpup on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:03:55
No MODs? Still going to buy, but having MODs as an option would make life so much easier  :-\

Also I'm assuming if you're get the premium kit you don't need to add any stabilazers in the additional parts page?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: potatobot on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:07:57
What stabs or where are you sourcing those stabs? :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:08:56
Hmm that's interesting.
So I take the strongest/least flexible switch plate is NOT always the best and there are suitable/more preferred switch plates for different switches?

I've seen some people prefer Poly carbonate plates- how do they feel?
Poly carbonate is like the plastic that Samsung uses a lot on their phone, correct?

I wish someone had identical 4 keyboards with different switch plates from brass, aluminum, poly carbonate, and carbon fiber! :D

Would you say if I was going to go for Vintage Cherry MX Black/Brown or Zealious 62/65g I should go for aluminum switch plate?
Would brass too stiff for tactile switches and poly carbonate not as good as aluminum?

Very interesting.. never thought about all these before and this is making me a headache lol

So I haven't tried comparing identical boards, but I have tried putting tactile switches on my steel plate board and found that I didn't like it at all, and I didn't like linear switches until I tried them on that steel plate.

For the tactile switches(tried greens and zealios) I think the issue was bottoming out on steel felt really harsh and sudden.

Polycarbonate and carbon fiber should be more flexible than aluminum.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: nonah on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:19:22
Hmm that's interesting.
So I take the strongest/least flexible switch plate is NOT always the best and there are suitable/more preferred switch plates for different switches?

I've seen some people prefer Poly carbonate plates- how do they feel?
Poly carbonate is like the plastic that Samsung uses a lot on their phone, correct?

I wish someone had identical 4 keyboards with different switch plates from brass, aluminum, poly carbonate, and carbon fiber! :D

Would you say if I was going to go for Vintage Cherry MX Black/Brown or Zealious 62/65g I should go for aluminum switch plate?
Would brass too stiff for tactile switches and poly carbonate not as good as aluminum?

Very interesting.. never thought about all these before and this is making me a headache lol

So I haven't tried comparing identical boards, but I have tried putting tactile switches on my steel plate board and found that I didn't like it at all, and I didn't like linear switches until I tried them on that steel plate.

For the tactile switches(tried greens and zealios) I think the issue was bottoming out on steel felt really harsh and sudden.

Polycarbonate and carbon fiber should be more flexible than aluminum.

Wouldn't the bottoming out be even harsher on a steel plate when using linear switches?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:31:10


Wouldn't the bottoming out be even harsher on a steel plate when using linear switches?
I personally bottom out a lot harder on tactile switches than I do with linear switches. I think its because of the extra force I use to overcome the bump/click.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:43:49
Hopefully I'll have the funds for this.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:46:04
On one hand I really like how the black looks on the sample, on the other hand I own too many black boards. Wish there was some way to see how the other colors would actually look, even on just small sample pieces of aluminum.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:50:39


Wouldn't the bottoming out be even harsher on a steel plate when using linear switches?
I personally bottom out a lot harder on tactile switches than I do with linear switches. I think its because of the extra force I use to overcome the bump/click.

Here's a good diagram on common Cherry MX switch force curves:

(https://deskthority.net/w/images/3/38/CherryMXForceTravel.png)

So you're correct: the reason you bottom out harder on tactile switches is because you have to apply extra force to overcome the bump, which is followed immediately by a sharp drop in force required to continue the keypress.

Thinking about it this way, it makes sense that a stiffer plate would be better for linear switches. A stiff plate means the switch stays firmly in place, giving you a very consistent, linear force curve every time. A plate with more give, or no plate at all, means a less consistent force curve, but the curve is already inconsistent due to the bump, so what you really care about is the softer bottom-out.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: arsenics on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:51:32
So excited. I've been lurking and looking at everything Exent-related for the last couple of weeks... this looks really stunning. I read on the IC thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86815.msg2337079#msg2337079) that factory assemble was a possibility – any idea as to how much would that increase the cost?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: rmendis on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:54:02
I may have missed this, but does anyone know if the underglow LED is white only, or RGB configurable?
Thanks
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: robbles on Wed, 25 January 2017, 10:59:51
1. MOD switches?

2. Factory Assembly?

3. What feet are those on the engineering sample? 8 or 12 degrees?

3. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference?

4. ETA for GMK render?

P.S. Can we please get a a video of the engineering sample? I'd really love to hear how it sounds.

Adding my questions to this:
5. What extra keys will the GMK set come with? I'm mostly curious about R2 Delete key and R3 Control.

6. What kind of stabilizers will be included? When ordering additional stabilizers on page 2, does 1 set include all stabilizers needed for standard layout?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:05:52
I may have missed this, but does anyone know if the underglow LED is white only, or RGB configurable?
Thanks

I'm sure it's not just white, I'm however less sure whether it is fully RGB configurable or just a few colours you can scroll by.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:09:39
I may have missed this, but does anyone know if the underglow LED is white only, or RGB configurable?
Thanks

I'm sure it's not just white, I'm however less sure whether it is fully RGB configurable or just a few colours you can scroll by.
I think that since its based on ps2avrGB it should be fully RGB.


Also, just checking, this board won't have switchtop removal openings in the plate right? Just basing off of one of the early render imageshttp://i.imgur.com/aU4BL9F.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/aU4BL9F.jpg) that seems to not have them.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: rmendis on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:15:58
Some good questions in here. Consolidating with latest info.
Maybe OP can create a FAQ at top.

1. MOD switches?
?

2. Factory Assembly?
?

3. What feet are those on the engineering sample? 8 or 12 degrees?
?

4. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference?
?

5. ETA for GMK render?
?

6. What extra keys will the GMK set come with? I'm mostly curious about R2 Delete key and R3 Control.
?

7. What kind of stabilizers will be included? When ordering additional stabilizers on page 2, does 1 set include all stabilizers needed for standard layout?
?

8. Is underglow LED configurable?
Probably yes. Not sure if full RGB or fixed colors.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:17:13
How dark is the grey finish, anyone know? In the render it looks closer to the black than the silver, and I really like that, hoping the actual product will be equally dark?? before I commit.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: FLOCKA on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:21:26
Gosh, would it be too indulgent to order this after having ordered the M65-A? This is a certainly a statement piece that would look amazing with a clean desk setup. And it makes the M65 bezels looks tame by comparison!

Anybody here buying both?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:23:45
Gosh, would it be too indulgent to order this after having ordered the M65-A? This is a certainly a statement piece that would look amazing with a clean desk setup. And it makes the M65 bezels looks tame by comparison!

Anybody here buying both?
I think slash emperor is buying 1 M65 and 2 EXENTs
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:24:34
How dark is the grey finish, anyone know? In the render it looks closer to the black than the silver, and I really like that, hoping the actual product will be equally dark?? before I commit.

It should be the same ish grey that's on the M10 (that dropped on MD recently), it's more of a spacey grey, almost black, rather than silvery grey.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: msilvv on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:45:45
Gosh, would it be too indulgent to order this after having ordered the M65-A? This is a certainly a statement piece that would look amazing with a clean desk setup. And it makes the M65 bezels looks tame by comparison!

Anybody here buying both?
I am! Ordered in grey, hoping to put SA oblivion on this and GMK Penumbra on my M65. I'm going to be waiting a while. Very excited nonetheless!

To add to the questions: is this shipping directly from Malaysia? Will that have any effect on US customs taxes? Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: jeffbolton on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:50:23
Any chance the GMK set can have keys for split spacebar?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 25 January 2017, 11:53:20
Any chance the GMK set can have keys for split spacebar?
Oh yeah, I forgot that I would definitely need that   :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 25 January 2017, 12:00:00
Will we have a chance to edit our information before the GB closes? In case we change our mind about choosing black when we might want the grey, even though we probably want the black, despite really being drawn to the grey, but deciding ultimately that the black will match better in more circumstances and with a wider range of keycaps, even though the grey would be a unique color compared to all the black electronics I already have, but black. But grey. But black?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 25 January 2017, 12:04:34
Any chance the GMK set can have keys for split spacebar?

I'd imagine the GMK set will be tailored/produced per order hence one would assume it'll support the layout you personally pick for your keyboard. That might not be the case however so I expect some clarification from Jua or another project member in the near future. Someone comprised a pretty good FAQ a few posts up so hopefully that gets sorted timely (the GB is open for quite a while so no rush really).
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Wed, 25 January 2017, 12:07:16
Will we have a chance to edit our information before the GB closes? In case we change our mind about choosing black when we might want the grey, even though we probably want the black, despite really being drawn to the grey, but deciding ultimately that the black will match better in more circumstances and with a wider range of keycaps, even though the grey would be a unique color compared to all the black electronics I already have, but black. But grey. But black?

This has been me the past 18 days. I've even tried making renders with my favorite keysets (and failing spectacularly). The ultimate first-world problem.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: ironpup on Wed, 25 January 2017, 12:17:13
Some good questions in here. Consolidating with latest info.
Maybe OP can create a FAQ at top.

1. MOD switches?
?

2. Factory Assembly?
?

3. What feet are those on the engineering sample? 8 or 12 degrees?
?

4. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference?
?

5. ETA for GMK render?
?

6. What extra keys will the GMK set come with? I'm mostly curious about R2 Delete key and R3 Control.
?

7. What kind of stabilizers will be included? When ordering additional stabilizers on page 2, does 1 set include all stabilizers needed for standard layout?
?

8. Is underglow LED configurable?
Probably yes. Not sure if full RGB or fixed colors.

It seems like all of GH is waiting for the answers
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: chromatically on Wed, 25 January 2017, 12:19:14
Beautiful work everyone... looking forward to this one a lot.
I put in an order, hopefully you saw my PM that I wanted to add a polycarbonate bottom to my order (in addition to the alu one that I ordered with it). Cheers.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Slash Emperor on Wed, 25 January 2017, 12:35:32
Gosh, would it be too indulgent to order this after having ordered the M65-A? This is a certainly a statement piece that would look amazing with a clean desk setup. And it makes the M65 bezels looks tame by comparison!

Anybody here buying both?
I think slash emperor is buying 1 M65 and 2 EXENTs

Yes siree. Hydro Blue for the M65-A, and Black and Silver for the EXENT, since Rose Gold seems to be dropped.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 25 January 2017, 12:38:17
Please keep in mind that is the middle of the night for most of the GB organizers, so don't expect answers until morning.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: sherryton on Wed, 25 January 2017, 12:46:31
Some good questions in here. Consolidating with latest info.
Maybe OP can create a FAQ at top.

1. MOD switches?
?

2. Factory Assembly?
?

3. What feet are those on the engineering sample? 8 or 12 degrees?
?

4. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference?
?

5. ETA for GMK render?
?

6. What extra keys will the GMK set come with? I'm mostly curious about R2 Delete key and R3 Control.
?

7. What kind of stabilizers will be included? When ordering additional stabilizers on page 2, does 1 set include all stabilizers needed for standard layout?
?

8. Is underglow LED configurable?
Probably yes. Not sure if full RGB or fixed colors.

I'll answer the ones I have the answers to:

1. MOD Switches

Yes, we're going to make that available.

2. Factory Assembly

No, we used a different manufacturer to keep costs down.

5. I pushed GMK for this week, but they are delayed on most items. I'll let you know as soon as I get information myself.

6. The set comes with a big ISO Enter.

7. Genuine Standard PCB Mount or Screw in
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 25 January 2017, 13:05:34
how is GMK gonna support those split-spacebar layouts? hmmm???
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 25 January 2017, 13:15:10
As per Sherry's response it seems they might not, guess those are going to be for people who don't want to get the premium kit then which still sort of makes sense, a shame but understandable costs-wise probably.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Wed, 25 January 2017, 13:29:47
juahenza, just to confirm, we can submit the order now and pay in Feb? (Payment deadline 28th February 2016)

January has already been devastating on my wallet so an extra few weeks to come up with the money would be super helpful, and it also sounds like there will be the option of adding MOD switches (which are not currently on the order form.)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Wed, 25 January 2017, 14:31:34
Looks awesome!  :thumb:

Quick questions: Is the bottom aluminum plate fully replacing the polycarbonate (full aluminum body)?  What is the default plate?  Steel?

Thanks!

MaNiFeX
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Wed, 25 January 2017, 15:00:15
Ordered 1x Grey base kit with PC bottom @ 8° tilt.

Planning to pair this with GMK Terminal if all goes well.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: GreyAmbience on Wed, 25 January 2017, 15:05:52
Will we have a chance to edit our information before the GB closes? In case we change our mind about choosing black when we might want the grey, even though we probably want the black, despite really being drawn to the grey, but deciding ultimately that the black will match better in more circumstances and with a wider range of keycaps, even though the grey would be a unique color compared to all the black electronics I already have, but black. But grey. But black?

This has been me the past 18 days. I've even tried making renders with my favorite keysets (and failing spectacularly). The ultimate first-world problem.
If you do make some renders could you share them?

Sent from my microwave oven using alternating current

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: codedisorg on Wed, 25 January 2017, 15:07:39
Should we wait for the MOD switch option to be added to that form? Currently that's the only reason I haven't ordered.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: ironpup on Wed, 25 January 2017, 15:23:21
Should we wait for the MOD switch option to be added to that form? Currently that's the only reason I haven't ordered.
Same here
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 25 January 2017, 15:29:53
What is the option 'Under-declare parcel value to $80'?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 25 January 2017, 15:43:46
What is the option 'Under-declare parcel value to $80'?
Its an option for them to declare the package as being valued under $80. This can help people dodge some custom taxes and stuff, though has some small risks. I think you don't really have to worry about it in the US? Feels like its people in Europe who always end up with issues.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 25 January 2017, 15:58:41
What is the option 'Under-declare parcel value to $80'?
Its an option for them to declare the package as being valued under $80. This can help people dodge some custom taxes and stuff, though has some small risks. I think you don't really have to worry about it in the US? Feels like its people in Europe who always end up with issues.

Gotcha, thanks for the explaination
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 25 January 2017, 16:12:23
I see MOD-L (Magenta 45g tactiles) and MOD-M (Cyan 55g tactiles) on the order form now at +$40USD
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dubious on Wed, 25 January 2017, 16:43:44
Ordered 1x Grey base kit with PC bottom @ 8° tilt.

Planning to pair this with GMK Terminal if all goes well.

Excellent choice. I can't decide between black and grey tho  :-\ I would like to see a render with the keycaps + color options

Q: I was curious if the 12° option also includes the 8° foot? If not, can we buy both?
the second page of the order form lets you buy both
Q: Also what brand are the different stabilizers?
both the PCB mount and screw in stabs are genuine cherry, I believe
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 25 January 2017, 16:47:04
Q: I was curious if the 12° option also includes the 8° foot? If not, can we buy both?
Q: Also what brand are the different stabilizers?
12° doesn't include 8°, you can buy both though.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: seantingwong on Wed, 25 January 2017, 16:52:15
Are the only layouts the ones seen on the layout image? Can we expect three 1u keys (as shown on the prototype) instead of the two 1.5u keys on the bottom row?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Wed, 25 January 2017, 16:57:51
Are the only layouts the ones seen on the layout image? Can we expect three 1u keys (as shown on the prototype) instead of the two 1.5u keys on the bottom row?
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in the IC thread that 3 1u would be supported, don't remember exactly where though. It was one of the first pages though.

edit: found it https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86815.msg2336146#msg2336146
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dubious on Wed, 25 January 2017, 18:05:07
Q: I was curious if the 12° option also includes the 8° foot? If not, can we buy both?
Q: Also what brand are the different stabilizers?
12° doesn't include 8°, you can buy both though.

Thanks! Also found a blurb in the IC forum. Stabilizers sound like they will be 'genuine' cherry.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 25 January 2017, 18:10:39
What kind of difference can I expect between standard and screw-mount stabs? I'm assuming the backplate or PCB allow for the screw holes for the latter? What are your preferences?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 25 January 2017, 20:14:15
What kind of difference can I expect between standard and screw-mount stabs? I'm assuming the backplate or PCB allow for the screw holes for the latter? What are your preferences?
It's just how the stab is mounted to the PCB.
Imho, the standard with toothpick is best.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Mr_BeastQuake on Wed, 25 January 2017, 20:17:56
This is one of those boards that I'm not sure how it would fit into my rotation nor how much I'd use it... but it looks so good I feel like I have to make room. Also, the price isn't any great deterrent.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: rmendis on Wed, 25 January 2017, 21:16:17
Should we wait for the MOD switch option to be added to that form? Currently that's the only reason I haven't ordered.

And, if we already used the form, can we change it after when the mod switch options are added?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: quadcube on Wed, 25 January 2017, 21:34:30
I may have missed this, but does anyone know if the underglow LED is white only, or RGB configurable?
Thanks
RGB are configurable by using BootMapper. Standard win keyless firmware
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: nocturalowl on Wed, 25 January 2017, 22:03:29
Should we wait for the MOD switch option to be added to that form? Currently that's the only reason I haven't ordered.

And, if we already used the form, can we change it after when the mod switch options are added?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I noticed after filling the form, you can edit the form before they close the form   :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Dymloslouire on Wed, 25 January 2017, 22:27:12
juahenza, just to confirm, we can submit the order now and pay in Feb? (Payment deadline 28th February 2016)

January has already been devastating on my wallet so an extra few weeks to come up with the money would be super helpful, and it also sounds like there will be the option of adding MOD switches (which are not currently on the order form.)

+1. this two month as been really bad bad bad for my wallet  :))

how is GMK gonna support those split-spacebar layouts? hmmm???

remember GMK Carbon add-onds on massdrop? I guess GMK will use that as a base for supporting this split space bar layout.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yookwh on Wed, 25 January 2017, 22:37:07
Is it just me, or is the colored plate (Black, silver, blue, pink, etc.) a bit transparent?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: loud_asian on Wed, 25 January 2017, 22:46:19
Is it just me, or is the colored plate (Black, silver, blue, pink, etc.) a bit transparent?

probably a result of the photoshopping
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: ntw on Wed, 25 January 2017, 22:58:56
Is it just me, or is the colored plate (Black, silver, blue, pink, etc.) a bit transparent?

because the plate is made out of acrylic?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: tuantruong on Wed, 25 January 2017, 23:37:09
Is silver the only option for aluminum plate? want to get a full black combo tho.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: GreyAmbience on Thu, 26 January 2017, 03:38:20
Can we buy more than one?

Can the under-light shine through if we get the metal bottom?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: GreyAmbience on Thu, 26 January 2017, 03:39:55
I also want to buy both the poly bottom and the metal bottom, is that possible?

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: catweewee on Thu, 26 January 2017, 03:46:32
Can we buy more than one?

Can the under-light shine through if we get the metal bottom?

No it cannot, and yes you can buy more than one
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: kacase on Thu, 26 January 2017, 03:52:12
Lots of awesome group buys this month.

M65-A
M67-A aka. Exent
GMK >Terminal_

I couldn't resist entering them all.

I am also curious of the grey colour. In the pohotoshopped render it almost looks like an "off-black" which i quite like.

Is there any possibility to get a photo of some anodizing samples, so we can make sure our colour decisions are well-founded? Or will we need to trust our instincts on that one and get a surprise?  ;D

Anyways this year is a great year for the mk community of which I am really happy to be a part of.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gaunt on Thu, 26 January 2017, 04:45:34
With  MOD switches being added as an option now, is there any chance Rose Gold will be a choice in the future? It was the colour I was most excited about, and it seemed some people on reddit were also planning to go for that.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Thu, 26 January 2017, 04:52:51
Who is this?  :eek:

(http://i.imgur.com/iC0vUlX.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Jokrik on Thu, 26 January 2017, 05:00:46
Who is this?  :eek:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/iC0vUlX.jpg)


So handsome~
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: joey on Thu, 26 January 2017, 05:12:30
Who is this?  :eek:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/iC0vUlX.jpg)

.. who is it?

I think it might be juan, but not sure
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: GreyAmbience on Thu, 26 January 2017, 06:09:40
How can we order extra parts?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Thu, 26 January 2017, 06:11:38
How can we order extra parts?
Have you tried the google form? Hmm
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Thu, 26 January 2017, 06:12:31
How can we order extra parts?

Dude, have you looked at the order form?  All your questions are answered within.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: GreyAmbience on Thu, 26 January 2017, 06:13:07
How can we order extra parts?
Have you tried the google form? Hmm

Oh sorry, I'm stupid, looks like it's all there :D 

I was just afraid to press "next" because I might want to change the color later on
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Thu, 26 January 2017, 06:50:57
How can we order extra parts?
Have you tried the google form? Hmm

Oh sorry, I'm stupid, looks like it's all there :D 

I was just afraid to press "next" because I might want to change the color later on
No worries mate, you can always edit your submission.
Juahenza has enabled that in the google form.
Peace.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Moderate on Thu, 26 January 2017, 07:01:14
I also want to buy both the poly bottom and the metal bottom, is that possible?



Yep, if you check through the form you can add an additional poly or metal bottom to your original order.

Can we buy more than one?

Can the under-light shine through if we get the metal bottom?

I suppose you could just fill out the form multiple times? Might have to wait for an official answer on whether they'll ignore multiples or not.

Also quite certain the underglow won't be visible with the metal bottom installed. At best it'll slightly shine in the gaps between the body and bottom.

**Edit: oops, I totally didn't load all the posts since then hahah. Sorry.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Thu, 26 January 2017, 07:33:51
So I picked up the prototype from the factory a week ago. It was an exciting moment for me to finally place my hand on the fruits of labors from many people.

After assembling the EXENT, I compared it with other custom keyboards I have. The machining for the EXENT is programmed in a way that all curves and sides from the design are translated perfectly into the end product. The anodizing is also done with such perfection that I think its on par as the Dolphin and even better than my 360C.

Typing on the EXENT feels way premium than it costs. The aesthetics of the keyboard was designed to look classy and outstanding from the current line of keyboards available in the market.

There was a major concerns from the team regarding the stability of the keyboard. We were worried that the sides will tilt too easily. It turns out the combination of aluminium top, polycarbonate bottom and stainless steel feet give enough weight to the keyboard that it is stable as a rock.

Another concern was the thick bezels on the EXENT. Its a homage to the vintage apple keyboards styling but we were worried that its won't get enough appreciation from the community. The bezels doesn't affect the usability at all but gives a rather comforting resting space for your palms. I thought I was the weird one out to be typing this way, but turns out yuktsi enjoyed the extra palm resting spot on the keyboard too. I am now sure that the bezels are working out aesthetically and practicality.

Overall I felt that EXENT not only feels like a premium custom keyboard with a an statement. Its clean and unique design will look like an art piece on your desk. But who am I to judge, right?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Thu, 26 January 2017, 07:46:11
So I picked up the prototype from the factory a week ago. It was an exciting moment for me to finally place my hand on the fruits of labors from many people.

After assembling the EXENT, I compared it with other custom keyboards I have. The machining for the EXENT is programmed in a way that all curves and sides from the design are translated perfectly into the end product. The anodizing is also done with such perfection that I think its on par as the Dolphin and even better than my 360C.

Typing on the EXENT feels way premium than it costs. The aesthetics of the keyboard was designed to look classy and outstanding from the current line of keyboards available in the market.

There was a major concerns from the team regarding the stability of the keyboard. We were worried that the sides will tilt too easily. It turns out the combination of aluminium top, polycarbonate bottom and stainless steel feet give enough weight to the keyboard that it is stable as a rock.

Another concern was the thick bezels on the EXENT. Its a homage to the vintage apple keyboards styling but we were worried that its won't get enough appreciation from the community. The bezels doesn't affect the usability at all but gives a rather comforting resting space for your palms. I thought I was the weird one out to be typing this way, but turns out yuktsi enjoyed the extra palm resting spot on the keyboard too. I am now sure that the bezels are working out aesthetically and practicality.

Overall I felt that EXENT not only feels like a premium custom keyboard with a an statement. Its clean and unique design will look like an art piece on your desk. But who am I to judge, right?
You are the boss! Seriously, the assembly could have been better if you didn't use those mx grey.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: kennyk64 on Thu, 26 January 2017, 08:32:21
Can I still edit my previous submitted form?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 26 January 2017, 09:02:13
Can I still edit my previous submitted form?

I dunno, can you?

No worries mate, you can always edit your submission.
Juahenza has enabled that in the google form.
Peace.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Thu, 26 January 2017, 09:57:49
Can I still edit my previous submitted form?

I dunno, can you?

No worries mate, you can always edit your submission.
Juahenza has enabled that in the google form.
Peace.
I can?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Slash Emperor on Thu, 26 January 2017, 10:13:19
I submitted two separate forms on the same browser (since I am getting two boards) is there going to be a spreadsheet or something where we can confirm our order contents, particularly anyone who has submitted more than one form?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: luumii on Thu, 26 January 2017, 10:28:26
This seriously looks amazing. Quite unique of a design
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 26 January 2017, 10:36:04
I can?

He can. Point was he would've known if he'd have scrolled up a couple posts haha
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Thu, 26 January 2017, 10:36:27
Still trying to decide on a color  :-\
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Slash Emperor on Thu, 26 January 2017, 10:42:19
Still trying to decide on a color  :-\

That's when you get two  :))
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: cynviloq on Thu, 26 January 2017, 10:49:53
Can I still edit my previous submitted form?

I dunno, can you?

No worries mate, you can always edit your submission.
Juahenza has enabled that in the google form.
Peace.
I can?

Is there a process to re-access the form we've submitted?

I would like to make some changes, but I receive a new form when I click the link and I don't have a history of my submitted form under Google Forms.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: jal on Thu, 26 January 2017, 10:50:11
I can?

He can. Point was he would've known if he'd have scrolled up a couple posts haha

FTR, I can't. I filled out the form yesterday, wanted to edit, and only get a new (blank) form.

Edit: Doh. Ninja'ed by a few seconds.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: robbles on Thu, 26 January 2017, 10:51:58
Still trying to decide on a color  :-\

Same. I'm surprised there aren't any Rama sytle renders of the different colors. It would make it a lot easier to pick and make the post look more legit.

Can someone convince me on the GMK set? I've never used or owned one but I have an Enjoy PBT black blank set that I'd put on instead.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: kitchenace13 on Thu, 26 January 2017, 10:56:04

Can someone convince me on the GMK set? I've never used or owned one but I have an Enjoy PBT black blank set that I'd put on instead.
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I quite like GMK even it is ABS material its quite solid and well engineered.  Just so you know, if you buy the GMK set and decide you don't want it later I'm pretty sure it could easily be sold to someone who would give it a loving home (i.e., reddit.com/r/mechmarket)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 26 January 2017, 11:06:39
FTR, I can't. I filled out the form yesterday, wanted to edit, and only get a new (blank) form.

Edit: Doh. Ninja'ed by a few seconds.

Uh oh. Must be something finnicky with it then, I can edit it at least, might have to do when the original form was received.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Thu, 26 January 2017, 11:25:35
I quite like GMK even it is ABS material its quite solid and well engineered.  Just so you know, if you buy the GMK set and decide you don't want it later I'm pretty sure it could easily be sold to someone who would give it a loving home (i.e., reddit.com/r/mechmarket)

Definitely this! It's a great price for the set and if you don't want it, I guarantee someone else will.

Welp, submitted the order
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Thu, 26 January 2017, 11:34:59
Black or Silver?!  BLACK OR SILVER!??!   :confused:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 26 January 2017, 11:48:11
Keycaps black? Or more greyish like they appear in the renders?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: riotonthebay on Thu, 26 January 2017, 11:49:45
Keycaps black? Or more greyish like they appear in the renders?

Those aren't renders, they're pictures of the black prototype with an enjoypbt set, photoshopped to show different case colors.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Thu, 26 January 2017, 11:53:35
Black or Silver?!  BLACK OR SILVER!??!   :confused:
why not both since you can't decide now? Just give one to your friend later.
$360 for two TKL sized boards, that's...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 26 January 2017, 12:10:37
Black or Silver?!  BLACK OR SILVER!??!   :confused:

Grey!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 26 January 2017, 12:18:38
Black or Silver?!  BLACK OR SILVER!??!   :confused:
why not both since you can't decide now? Just give one to your friend later.
$360 for two TKL sized boards, that's...

Do you mean $400? (+ shipping).  Each of these is now $200 at the minimum.
. . .

I agree that some clarifications on color and finish should be made: specifically the photoshopped versions look like the finish will be a very matte kind (sort of like dark gray KMAC2).  Is it going to be semi-gloss?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Thu, 26 January 2017, 12:51:43
Black or Silver?!  BLACK OR SILVER!??!   :confused:

Grey!

Oh man. I know.   :'(  Does anyone know if the aluminum bottom plate will allow shine through?  I definitely want an aluminum bottom plate, but am considering adding on a polycarbonate.  If there's shine-through on the aluminum, I'll just go with that.  Thanks all!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: sherryton on Thu, 26 January 2017, 12:59:09
Who is this?  :eek:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/iC0vUlX.jpg)


So handsome~

More like Han Some :)

Black or Silver?!  BLACK OR SILVER!??!   :confused:

Grey!

Oh man. I know.   :'(  Does anyone know if the aluminum bottom plate will allow shine through?  I definitely want an aluminum bottom plate, but am considering adding on a polycarbonate.  If there's shine-through on the aluminum, I'll just go with that.  Thanks all!

The aluminum bottom would not allow shine through.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: jal on Thu, 26 January 2017, 14:39:46
The aluminum bottom would not allow shine through.

Depends on how bright your light is.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 26 January 2017, 14:41:58
Oh man. I know.   :'(  Does anyone know if the aluminum bottom plate will allow shine through?  I definitely want an aluminum bottom plate, but am considering adding on a polycarbonate.  If there's shine-through on the aluminum, I'll just go with that.  Thanks all!

The aluminum bottom would not allow shine through.

You could drill holes into it  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 26 January 2017, 15:26:11
EDIT: juahenza has start an FAQ on the second comment of this thread. All future questions will likely be addressed, answered, and updated there instead of this comment.

Figured I'd update (and rearrange) the question list that rmendis started. Anything in brackets are my notes. I'll try to keep this comment updated when answers are posted and I get spare time.

ANSWERED QUESTIONS:

1. How long will the GB be open for and when is payment due?
I've seen this question a few times. Answer is at the bottom of the original post, under "Project Timeline".

2. MOD switches?
Form has been update. MOD-L and MOD-M are available now for +$40.

3. Factory Assembly?
No, new manufacturer doesn't seem to offer it.

4. ETA for GMK render?
No ETA. Sherryton/the team will keep us informed as details develop.

5. What extra keys will the GMK set come with? I'm mostly curious about R2 Delete key and R3 Control.
Only an ISO enter has been confirmed. [I would expect more keys, but we'll have to wait on the renders from GMK]

6. What kind of stabilizers will be included? When ordering additional stabilizers on page 2, does 1 set include all stabilizers needed for standard layout?
In the order form you can choose PCB Mount or Screw In. [no answer to second half of question]

7. Is underglow LED configurable and RGB?
Yes, through BootMapper Client winkeyless.

8. How do we order two boards?
You can now submit another order form. Might have to pay a second shipping charge though; try asking about that in the Note section on page 3 or contact jau.

9. Will we have a chance to edit our information before the GB closes? If we already used the form, can we change it?
Kind of. People are having mixed results doing so. Seems like if you order more than one or wait a while before trying to edit it, you are unable to.

10. What is the option 'Under-declare parcel value to $80'?
Its an option for them to declare the package as being valued under $80. This can help people dodge some custom taxes and stuff, though has some small risks. Typically not necessary for USA residents.

11. What feet are those on the engineering sample? 8 or 12 degrees?
8 degrees

12. Will the GMK set in the Premium kit support the split spacebar layout?
Yes

13. Will the GMK set ever be sold seperately, like on the Originative store?
No

14. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference? Does one let the LED light shine through more than the other?
You can see the difference but the options are for people who want to try a different typing feel. Brass is denser than steel but not as hard. It has nothing to do with the LED, though the silver anodized aluminum plate is more reflective.

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS (6):

1. What feet are those on the engineering sample? 8 or 12 degrees?

2. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference? Does one let the LED light shine through more than the other?

3. When ordering additional stabilizers on page 2, does 1 set include all stabilizers needed for standard layout? Are these extras standard or screw-in?

4. What brand are the stabilizers?

5. How dark is the grey finish? The photoshop example looks more black that it does dark-silver.
? [speculated that the finish will look more like this http://i.imgur.com/liwOndP.png]

6. Will the GMK set in the Premium kit support the split spacebar layout?

7. Will the GMK set ever be sold seperately, like on the Originative store?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Atredl on Thu, 26 January 2017, 15:30:22
Any chance the GMK keyset will be available on it's own? Maybe on Originativeco.com?   ;)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: swimmingbird on Thu, 26 January 2017, 17:11:32
Sorry if it has been mentioned previously but is there a weight estimate for the board with the alu lower?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 26 January 2017, 17:28:07
Sorry if it has been mentioned previously but is there a weight estimate for the board with the alu lower?

Weight in the original post is listed as 1.6kg (3.5lbs). Not sure what lower that's with, but I'm assuming poly. Aluminum is pretty light, so I doubt the aluminum lower would add too much weight.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Thu, 26 January 2017, 17:46:28
So what color do you guys think will look best with SA Oblivion? I'm thinking black or blue, but that dark grey is tempting.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 26 January 2017, 17:49:03
So what color do you guys think will look best with SA Oblivion? I'm thinking black or blue, but that dark grey is tempting.

I'd definitely say either black or blue. My vote would be on black. It's more future-proof if you want to try other keysets too.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: kennyk64 on Thu, 26 January 2017, 18:20:55
I can?

He can. Point was he would've known if he'd have scrolled up a couple posts haha

I know that you can edit after you submit, there is an option for that but I have closed the tab. Not sure if filling in the from again will make it as if I am ordering additional keyboard or just editing my previous order.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: japanitrat on Thu, 26 January 2017, 18:28:42
So what color do you guys think will look best with SA Oblivion? I'm thinking black or blue, but that dark grey is tempting.

Planning for Oblivion is an odd thought given that it's most likely going to land next year. Plenty of other boards in between.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Thu, 26 January 2017, 18:43:58
So what color do you guys think will look best with SA Oblivion? I'm thinking black or blue, but that dark grey is tempting.

Planning for Oblivion is an odd thought given that it's most likely going to land next year. Plenty of other boards in between.

Signing up for Round 6 in 2015 has made me a very patient man. Anyway I'm kind of planning for end-game retirement. Probably won't ever happen lol.

But yes I'm thinking black and blue are good options. I really hope blue ends up looking like the render.

I can imagine Dasher/Dancer would look amazing on the grey or silver.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: cynviloq on Thu, 26 January 2017, 22:17:08
juahenza - how would you prefer those who wanted to edit their forms but are unable to, to proceed? Should we just fill out a new form?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Thu, 26 January 2017, 22:30:47
juahenza - how would you prefer those who wanted to edit their forms but are unable to, to proceed? Should we just fill out a new form?
Just fill a new form and put a remark at the note section.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: cynviloq on Thu, 26 January 2017, 22:55:01
juahenza - how would you prefer those who wanted to edit their forms but are unable to, to proceed? Should we just fill out a new form?
Just fill a new form and put a remark at the note section.

Thanks yuktsi
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Thu, 26 January 2017, 23:05:12
Is it possible to buy just an extra top plate?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Thu, 26 January 2017, 23:21:56
Is it possible to buy just an extra top plate?
Sorry, I am afraid that is not possible.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Thu, 26 January 2017, 23:38:39
Figured I'd update (and rearrange) the question list that rmendis started. Anything in brackets are my notes. I'll try to keep this comment updated when answers are posted and I get spare time.

More
ANSWERED QUESTIONS:

1. How long will the GB be open for and when is payment due?
I've seen this question a few times. Answer is at the bottom of the original post, under "Project Timeline".

2. MOD switches?
Form has been update. MOD-L and MOD-M are available now for +$40.

3. Factory Assembly?
No, new manufacturer doesn't seem to offer it.

4. ETA for GMK render?
No ETA. Sherryton/the team will keep us informed as details develop.

5. What extra keys will the GMK set come with? I'm mostly curious about R2 Delete key and R3 Control.
Only an ISO enter has been confirmed. [I would expect more keys, but we'll have to wait on the renders from GMK]

6. What kind of stabilizers will be included? When ordering additional stabilizers on page 2, does 1 set include all stabilizers needed for standard layout?
In the order form you can choose PCB Mount or Screw In. [no answer to second half of question]

7. Is underglow LED configurable and RGB?
Yes, through BootMapper Client winkeyless.

8. How do we order two boards?
You can now submit another order form. Might have to pay a second shipping charge though; try asking about that in the Note section on page 3 or contact jau.

9. Will we have a chance to edit our information before the GB closes? If we already used the form, can we change it?
Kind of. People are having mixed results doing so. Seems like if you order more than one or wait a while before trying to edit it, you are unable to.

10. What is the option 'Under-declare parcel value to $80'?
Its an option for them to declare the package as being valued under $80. This can help people dodge some custom taxes and stuff, though has some small risks. Typically not necessary for USA residents.

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS (6):

1. What feet are those on the engineering sample? 8 or 12 degrees?

2. Can we see a difference between the plates or is it just a weight difference? Does one let the LED light shine through more than the other?

3. When ordering additional stabilizers on page 2, does 1 set include all stabilizers needed for standard layout? Are these extras standard or screw-in?

4. What brand are the stabilizers?

5. How dark is the grey finish? The photoshop example looks more black that it does dark-silver.
? [speculated that the finish will look more like this http://i.imgur.com/liwOndP.png]

6. Will the GMK set in the Premium kit support the split spacebar layout?

7. Will the GMK set ever be sold seperately, like on the Originative store?
Thank you for the effort. I've updated the second post of this GB thread with FAQ based on your compilation. Will update that from time to time.

I think we will all be pretty busy for the next few days because of Chinese New Year :(
You all may refer to the FAQ if your have any questions and we didn't reply.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 27 January 2017, 11:34:07
Who is this?  :eek:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/iC0vUlX.jpg)


So handsome~

More like Han Some :)

Black or Silver?!  BLACK OR SILVER!??!   :confused:

Grey!

Oh man. I know.   :'(  Does anyone know if the aluminum bottom plate will allow shine through?  I definitely want an aluminum bottom plate, but am considering adding on a polycarbonate.  If there's shine-through on the aluminum, I'll just go with that.  Thanks all!

The aluminum bottom would not allow shine through.

Thanks Sherry!  Time to submit!  Yay!   :cool:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: robbles on Fri, 27 January 2017, 18:32:01
Deciding between 8deg and 12deg feet. Could somebody provide a comparison for reference? I typically use all keyboards with the feet engaged and my daily driver is an HHKB using the tallest feet. Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Fri, 27 January 2017, 19:52:01
Deciding between 8deg and 12deg feet. Could somebody provide a comparison for reference? I typically use all keyboards with the feet engaged and my daily driver is an HHKB using the tallest feet. Thanks!
12 deg is for you then  :-*
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PoisonKing on Fri, 27 January 2017, 21:14:35
The gray case, what color is it in real life? Blackish gray, bluish gray, purplish gray. or dolch-ish gray?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Sat, 28 January 2017, 02:59:41
The gray case, what color is it in real life? Blackish gray, bluish gray, purplish gray. or dolch-ish gray?
blackish grey
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: poolside on Sat, 28 January 2017, 03:26:34
Are the only layouts the ones seen on the layout image? Can we expect three 1u keys (as shown on the prototype) instead of the two 1.5u keys on the bottom row?
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in the IC thread that 3 1u would be supported, don't remember exactly where though. It was one of the first pages though.

edit: found it https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86815.msg2336146#msg2336146

FAQ
5. What extra keys will the GMK set come with?
The keys shown in the existing render + 4 keys for ISO + 3 keys for split spacebar.

So, the board will have a bottom row option for 3x 1u between the spacebar and the arrow cluster (as shown in the prototype pictures), but the GMK keyset won't?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Jedi on Sat, 28 January 2017, 12:00:09
Any option for Mod H switches? 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: doooostin on Sat, 28 January 2017, 13:50:50
Will these be holtite compatible? For LEDs and switches?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Sat, 28 January 2017, 15:33:42
I have two questions, one dumb on and one technical one:

1. I'm a total n00b: what three keys would I need to achieve the split spacebar? 3u, 2u, and 1.25u? Or 2.75u, 2u, and 1.5u? Something else entire?

2. Since this is based on ps2avrGB firmware and Bootmapper GUI, what keymap would I use if I'm following this tutorial http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183? keymap_gb_B87(EX).hex? Or will the keyboard have it's own keymap and instructions that will be published for us to reference?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Sat, 28 January 2017, 15:42:15
So I ended up going with the Black, but really uncertain, thinking I should get the Grey. I can't afford both. So torn...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sat, 28 January 2017, 15:48:16
So I ended up going with the Black, but really uncertain, thinking I should get the Grey. I can't afford both. So torn...
Grey is better




Sent from my microwave oven using alternating current

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: BaconEggandCheeseBagel on Sat, 28 January 2017, 16:21:22
So I ended up going with the Black, but really uncertain, thinking I should get the Grey. I can't afford both. So torn...
Grey is better




Sent from my microwave oven using alternating current


+ 1 - Totally agree. I was deciding between both of these. I'd actually love a colorway that was more beige and consistent with the apple keyboards this project is attempting to emulate, but I think the grey has that Industrial IBM look that feels new but still has a nice retro vibe to it.


In other news - I'm worried my  order didn't go through, should I reorder or is there a way to check if the form went through?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Sat, 28 January 2017, 16:35:21
I have two questions, one dumb on and one technical one:

1. I'm a total n00b: what three keys would I need to achieve the split spacebar? 3u, 2u, and 1.25u? Or 2.75u, 2u, and 1.5u? Something else entire?

2. Since this is based on ps2avrGB firmware and Bootmapper GUI, what keymap would I use if I'm following this tutorial http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183? keymap_gb_B87(EX).hex? Or will the keyboard have it's own keymap and instructions that will be published for us to reference?

You need a 2.75 1.25 and 2.25. easy way to remember is that it adds to be the same as 6.25 spacebars.
If they don't release a new keymap then that one should be right
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Sat, 28 January 2017, 16:39:44

You need a 2.75 1.25 and 2.25. easy was to remember is that it adds to be the same as 6.25 spacebars.
If they don't release a new keymap then that one should be right

Perfect, thanks! I figured it would add up to 6.25, but I was having difficulty with the math. I've never built a keyboard or attempted something this custom After seeing that 3u keys practically don't exist I knew that guess was out of the question haha.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 28 January 2017, 17:18:39
In other news - I'm worried my  order didn't go through, should I reorder or is there a way to check if the form went through?

If it did you should be at a page that looks like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/DciqxuH.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Sat, 28 January 2017, 17:20:18
So I ended up going with the Black, but really uncertain, thinking I should get the Grey. I can't afford both. So torn...
Grey is better




Sent from my microwave oven using alternating current


+ 1 - Totally agree. I was deciding between both of these. I'd actually love a colorway that was more beige and consistent with the apple keyboards this project is attempting to emulate, but I think the grey has that Industrial IBM look that feels new but still has a nice retro vibe to it.


In other news - I'm worried my  order didn't go through, should I reorder or is there a way to check if the form went through?

What keyset are you guys looking to put on the grey Exent?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dr-slump on Sat, 28 January 2017, 18:11:49
So I ended up going with the Black, but really uncertain, thinking I should get the Grey. I can't afford both. So torn...
Grey is better




Sent from my microwave oven using alternating current


+ 1 - Totally agree. I was deciding between both of these. I'd actually love a colorway that was more beige and consistent with the apple keyboards this project is attempting to emulate, but I think the grey has that Industrial IBM look that feels new but still has a nice retro vibe to it.


In other news - I'm worried my  order didn't go through, should I reorder or is there a way to check if the form went through?

What keyset are you guys looking to put on the grey Exent?


MiTo Canvas or Granite
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: BaconEggandCheeseBagel on Sat, 28 January 2017, 19:46:58
So I ended up going with the Black, but really uncertain, thinking I should get the Grey. I can't afford both. So torn...
Grey is better




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+ 1 - Totally agree. I was deciding between both of these. I'd actually love a colorway that was more beige and consistent with the apple keyboards this project is attempting to emulate, but I think the grey has that Industrial IBM look that feels new but still has a nice retro vibe to it.


In other news - I'm worried my  order didn't go through, should I reorder or is there a way to check if the form went through?

What keyset are you guys looking to put on the grey Exent?


MiTo Canvas or Granite


Mito Canvas here.

Big decision is what kind of switches. Deciding between Gat Blues v. Aristotle v. Vintage Blues w/ spring swaps...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Sat, 28 January 2017, 19:59:25
So I ended up going with the Black, but really uncertain, thinking I should get the Grey. I can't afford both. So torn...
Grey is better




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+ 1 - Totally agree. I was deciding between both of these. I'd actually love a colorway that was more beige and consistent with the apple keyboards this project is attempting to emulate, but I think the grey has that Industrial IBM look that feels new but still has a nice retro vibe to it.


In other news - I'm worried my  order didn't go through, should I reorder or is there a way to check if the form went through?

What keyset are you guys looking to put on the grey Exent?


MiTo Canvas or Granite


Mito Canvas here.

Big decision is what kind of switches. Deciding between Gat Blues v. Aristotle v. Vintage Blues w/ spring swaps...

Damn Canvas will match the grey top plate really well. I'm super tempted to get the grey also, but I think Penumbra and/or Round 6 will go better with black or blue.

Have you typed on Aristotles? To my ears they just have a more satisfying click than blues, and those deeper clicks give me a more retro vibe. They are currently my favorite switch, but I'm thinking the Fosens have a chance to knock them out of the running.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sun, 29 January 2017, 00:17:08
So I ended up going with the Black, but really uncertain, thinking I should get the Grey. I can't afford both. So torn...
Grey is better




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+ 1 - Totally agree. I was deciding between both of these. I'd actually love a colorway that was more beige and consistent with the apple keyboards this project is attempting to emulate, but I think the grey has that Industrial IBM look that feels new but still has a nice retro vibe to it.


In other news - I'm worried my  order didn't go through, should I reorder or is there a way to check if the form went through?

What keyset are you guys looking to put on the grey Exent?
GMK Honeywell

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: six_chains on Sun, 29 January 2017, 13:16:12
reserved. ;]
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: funis21 on Sun, 29 January 2017, 13:33:58
The brass switchplate, will it sound more deeper/thockier than aluminum?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 30 January 2017, 00:10:02
The more I look at this the more I like it. The unique big bezels... it's unlike anything else out here and I can see it taking a solid place in the rotation. There are an ungodly amount of boards dropping now, obviously. But I need an Exent in my life.

Now... what color...? Agree with those mentioning the black and grey just look so solid and industrial. But, going with my gut, I'm leaning pink. Hmmm.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: fancymans on Mon, 30 January 2017, 01:11:20
The more I look at this the more I like it. The unique big bezels... it's unlike anything else out here and I can see it taking a solid place in the rotation. There are an ungodly amount of boards dropping now, obviously. But I need an Exent in my life.

Now... what color...? Agree with those mentioning the black and grey just look so solid and industrial. But, going with my gut, I'm leaning pink. Hmmm.

If you want something bold and different, I think pink is the right decision.
Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Marvellion on Mon, 30 January 2017, 01:24:39
I really want that aluminum bottom, but also want grey color. Wish alu bottom had matching colors. Choices ugh.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Mon, 30 January 2017, 01:55:36
The more I look at this the more I like it. The unique big bezels... it's unlike anything else out here and I can see it taking a solid place in the rotation. There are an ungodly amount of boards dropping now, obviously. But I need an Exent in my life.

Now... what color...? Agree with those mentioning the black and grey just look so solid and industrial. But, going with my gut, I'm leaning pink. Hmmm.

Wow just realized how amazing GMK Lazer would look on the pink Exent: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85585.0

I feel like I'm gonna have to buy one in every color.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: GreyAmbience on Mon, 30 January 2017, 03:59:08
The gray case, what color is it in real life? Blackish gray, bluish gray, purplish gray. or dolch-ish gray?
blackish grey

Do you guys have a sample? I am really torn between black/grey/silver. I assume the pics in OP are just renders?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Mon, 30 January 2017, 04:05:34
The gray case, what color is it in real life? Blackish gray, bluish gray, purplish gray. or dolch-ish gray?
blackish grey

Do you guys have a sample? I am really torn between black/grey/silver. I assume the pics in OP are just renders?
I believe so. They are more accurate in representing the actual color than small anodized piece. I think.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: quadcube on Mon, 30 January 2017, 05:12:37
I have two questions, one dumb on and one technical one:

1. I'm a total n00b: what three keys would I need to achieve the split spacebar? 3u, 2u, and 1.25u? Or 2.75u, 2u, and 1.5u? Something else entire?

2. Since this is based on ps2avrGB firmware and Bootmapper GUI, what keymap would I use if I'm following this tutorial http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183? keymap_gb_B87(EX).hex? Or will the keyboard have it's own keymap and instructions that will be published for us to reference?
the keymap will be provided for the PCB and it has its own set of instructions (how to enter boot loader mode).
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 30 January 2017, 05:23:26
The more I look at this the more I like it. The unique big bezels... it's unlike anything else out here and I can see it taking a solid place in the rotation. There are an ungodly amount of boards dropping now, obviously. But I need an Exent in my life.

Now... what color...? Agree with those mentioning the black and grey just look so solid and industrial. But, going with my gut, I'm leaning pink. Hmmm.

Wow just realized how amazing GMK Lazer would look on the pink Exent: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85585.0

I feel like I'm gonna have to buy one in every color.

Wow, great call… I've been keeping an eye on Laser for a while now, love the look of it. And you're right, a pink Exent with Laser would be absolutely mind blowing!!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: BaconEggandCheeseBagel on Mon, 30 January 2017, 21:48:43
So I ended up going with the Black, but really uncertain, thinking I should get the Grey. I can't afford both. So torn...
Grey is better




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+ 1 - Totally agree. I was deciding between both of these. I'd actually love a colorway that was more beige and consistent with the apple keyboards this project is attempting to emulate, but I think the grey has that Industrial IBM look that feels new but still has a nice retro vibe to it.


In other news - I'm worried my  order didn't go through, should I reorder or is there a way to check if the form went through?

What keyset are you guys looking to put on the grey Exent?


MiTo Canvas or Granite


Mito Canvas here.

Big decision is what kind of switches. Deciding between Gat Blues v. Aristotle v. Vintage Blues w/ spring swaps...

Damn Canvas will match the grey top plate really well. I'm super tempted to get the grey also, but I think Penumbra and/or Round 6 will go better with black or blue.

Have you typed on Aristotles? To my ears they just have a more satisfying click than blues, and those deeper clicks give me a more retro vibe. They are currently my favorite switch, but I'm thinking the Fosens have a chance to knock them out of the running.

So I ended up going with the Black, but really uncertain, thinking I should get the Grey. I can't afford both. So torn...
Grey is better




Sent from my microwave oven using alternating current


+ 1 - Totally agree. I was deciding between both of these. I'd actually love a colorway that was more beige and consistent with the apple keyboards this project is attempting to emulate, but I think the grey has that Industrial IBM look that feels new but still has a nice retro vibe to it.


In other news - I'm worried my  order didn't go through, should I reorder or is there a way to check if the form went through?

What keyset are you guys looking to put on the grey Exent?


MiTo Canvas or Granite


Mito Canvas here.

Big decision is what kind of switches. Deciding between Gat Blues v. Aristotle v. Vintage Blues w/ spring swaps...

Damn Canvas will match the grey top plate really well. I'm super tempted to get the grey also, but I think Penumbra and/or Round 6 will go better with black or blue.

Have you typed on Aristotles? To my ears they just have a more satisfying click than blues, and those deeper clicks give me a more retro vibe. They are currently my favorite switch, but I'm thinking the Fosens have a chance to knock them out of the running.

Haven't typed on them yet, but I think it's my next switch. Didn't think about the Fosens, but maybe I'll consider those instead.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Slash Emperor on Mon, 30 January 2017, 21:58:33

Have you typed on Aristotles? To my ears they just have a more satisfying click than blues, and those deeper clicks give me a more retro vibe. They are currently my favorite switch, but I'm thinking the Fosens have a chance to knock them out of the running.

Haven't typed on them yet, but I think it's my next switch. Didn't think about the Fosens, but maybe I'll consider those instead.

Just finished my first Gatistotle build (Aristotle stems+Gat Black housings+67g gold springs) on a carbon fiber plate, and while it is my first clicky build, I love the sound! Definitely worth a shot if you want to try building something clicky and don't mind putting in the time to mod the switches.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Tue, 31 January 2017, 06:37:12
I know the payment deadline isn't until 28 Feb, but when should we expect to be invoiced?  I'd rather pay sooner than later.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Asbrodeus on Tue, 31 January 2017, 06:57:37
The more I look at this the more I like it. The unique big bezels... it's unlike anything else out here and I can see it taking a solid place in the rotation. There are an ungodly amount of boards dropping now, obviously. But I need an Exent in my life.

Now... what color...? Agree with those mentioning the black and grey just look so solid and industrial. But, going with my gut, I'm leaning pink. Hmmm.

Wow just realized how amazing GMK Lazer would look on the pink Exent: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85585.0

I feel like I'm gonna have to buy one in every color.

fuuuuuuh why'd you have to mention that? Now I want that combo too  :'(
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dr_derivative on Tue, 31 January 2017, 09:21:46
I really can't decide whether to enter this or not.  :-\

If I'd known this was coming I would've gotten the speciality kit with SA Dasher so I could use them together. Now I would need to buy a keyboard for Dasher and a keyset for this.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: msilvv on Tue, 31 January 2017, 10:02:30
I really can't decide whether to enter this or not.  :-\

If I'd known this was coming I would've gotten the speciality kit with SA Dasher so I could use them together. Now I would need to buy a keyboard for Dasher and a keyset for this.
I'd just wait and try to nab a dasher specialty set on r/mechmarket after it drops.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Omnipotent on Tue, 31 January 2017, 12:57:46
Cancelled my TADA68 so I'm in for the Black. You all bring up some good points though. There are so many good keycap sets that go with these colors. I feel like I'm going to need to buy more than one, haha.  :p
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: FLOCKA on Tue, 31 January 2017, 17:26:19
I really can't decide whether to enter this or not.  :-\

If I'd known this was coming I would've gotten the speciality kit with SA Dasher so I could use them together. Now I would need to buy a keyboard for Dasher and a keyset for this.

Dasher should be fairly easy to find on mechmarket... Over 1200 TKL sets sold, so there are bound to be people who change their minds between now and July  :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: BaconEggandCheeseBagel on Tue, 31 January 2017, 20:31:43
I doubt this is at all possible, but is there any chance of getting a beige colorway for the anodization? Or are things set as they are? I think quite a few people would be interested...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: six_chains on Tue, 31 January 2017, 21:24:25
I doubt this is at all possible, but is there any chance of getting a beige colorway for the anodization? Or are things set as they are? I think quite a few people would be interested...

I'd definitely be interested, but I think its a little late at this stage m8.

*sidenote: is hyperfuse overkill on this?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Wed, 01 February 2017, 00:07:43
I doubt this is at all possible, but is there any chance of getting a beige colorway for the anodization? Or are things set as they are? I think quite a few people would be interested...

I'd definitely be interested, but I think its a little late at this stage m8.

*sidenote: is hyperfuse overkill on this?

Hyperfuse is not at all overkill. GMK or SA and what color Exent?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: ntw on Wed, 01 February 2017, 04:18:06
Is it possible to buy just an extra top plate?

you can, for the price of $180. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Wed, 01 February 2017, 08:15:06
*sidenote: is hyperfuse overkill on this?

The board itself is overkill (or rather the bezels are, in a fantastic and beautiful way of course). So I think you have freedom to go bold in any direction you want haha.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Wed, 01 February 2017, 12:20:06
I really can't decide whether to enter this or not.  :-\

If I'd known this was coming I would've gotten the speciality kit with SA Dasher so I could use them together. Now I would need to buy a keyboard for Dasher and a keyset for this.

I don't see this kind of collaboration or production happening that often.  I jumped aboard for the solid price and big ass bezel...  I knew I would kick myself if I didn't.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: jal on Wed, 01 February 2017, 16:11:53
*sidenote: is hyperfuse overkill on this?

This is not really a church board. I'm pretty sure that animatronic bobblehead-caps that sing _We Are The Champions_ at top volume wouldn't be overkill.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Wed, 01 February 2017, 20:16:08
*sidenote: is hyperfuse overkill on this?

This is not really a church board. I'm pretty sure that animatronic bobblehead-caps that sing _We Are The Champions_ at top volume wouldn't be overkill.

Think I just found a new end game.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: six_chains on Thu, 02 February 2017, 00:41:26
*sidenote: is hyperfuse overkill on this?

This is not really a church board. I'm pretty sure that animatronic bobblehead-caps that sing _We Are The Champions_ at top volume wouldn't be overkill.

Think I just found a new end game.

haha. good point.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gaunt on Thu, 02 February 2017, 05:35:54
No chance rose gold will be re-considered as an option? I really like the Exent, but I'm not sold on the silver option (it looks a bit dull and industrial in the picture, imho).
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: nsmechkb on Thu, 02 February 2017, 05:54:35
No chance rose gold will be re-considered as an option? I really like the Exent, but I'm not sold on the silver option (it looks a bit dull and industrial in the picture, imho).

I agree about the picture of the silver board, but I'm guessing it's because four of the five pictures are edited versions of the original, where the color has been altered.  I think the black is the original, and the other four are edited.  Maybe starting with black makes all of the other colors a little less vibrant?

I don't know, but I'm guessing silver will be closer to what we typically see in "silver" on other boards.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Thu, 02 February 2017, 08:25:35
No chance rose gold will be re-considered as an option? I really like the Exent, but I'm not sold on the silver option (it looks a bit dull and industrial in the picture, imho).

I agree about the picture of the silver board, but I'm guessing it's because four of the five pictures are edited versions of the original, where the color has been altered.  I think the black is the original, and the other four are edited.  Maybe starting with black makes all of the other colors a little less vibrant?

I don't know, but I'm guessing silver will be closer to what we typically see in "silver" on other boards.
They are meant to be a little more matte/dull than the conventional silver anodise we see.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 02 February 2017, 08:31:05
Matte of the KMAC2 style?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Thu, 02 February 2017, 08:46:53
Matte of the KMAC2 style?
kmac2 isn't really that matte. More LZ Iron kinda matte.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Slash Emperor on Thu, 02 February 2017, 09:05:29
No chance rose gold will be re-considered as an option? I really like the Exent, but I'm not sold on the silver option (it looks a bit dull and industrial in the picture, imho).

I was banking on rose gold for the EXENT, myself, since it was initially going to have that option and I committed to Hydro Blue instead of Rose Gold when I submitted my M65-A form (back when it was still a raffle instead of an open GB). Figured I'd get my rose gold fix with the EXENT to make up for it.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 02 February 2017, 10:35:16
I was banking on rose gold for the EXENT, myself, since it was initially going to have that option and I committed to Hydro Blue instead of Rose Gold when I submitted my M65-A form (back when it was still a raffle instead of an open GB). Figured I'd get my rose gold fix with the EXENT to make up for it.

Oh no! Guess it's too late to edit your M65-A order? That really sucks.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Slash Emperor on Thu, 02 February 2017, 12:03:35
I was banking on rose gold for the EXENT, myself, since it was initially going to have that option and I committed to Hydro Blue instead of Rose Gold when I submitted my M65-A form (back when it was still a raffle instead of an open GB). Figured I'd get my rose gold fix with the EXENT to make up for it.

Oh no! Guess it's too late to edit your M65-A order? That really sucks.

I don't want to give up the Hydro Blue. I initially did want to put in for two M65-As because I really wanted Hydro Blue and Rose Gold, but since it was back the the slots were limited and it was a raffle, it'd be real lousy of me to do that, so I picked just Hydro Blue for my submission. After the GB opened up to everyone, I decided to just keep it at 1 M65-A and get two EXENTs (black+rose gold), since I like the EXENT's design better and the sheer amount of collaboration on it made it worth getting two boards for me.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PoisonHeadcrab on Thu, 02 February 2017, 12:34:07
I'm really interested in getting into this group buy, however as this would be my first custom keyboard GB if I commit, I have the following questions:

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Thu, 02 February 2017, 12:42:21
I'm really interested in getting into this group buy, however as this would be my first custom keyboard GB if I commit, I have the following questions:

  • If I order this keyboard with certain switches, say the MOD M which isn't that well known yet, how easy would it be to change them to something else if I don't like them or they break? Is it just a matter of desoldering them and soldering in different switches?
  • Regarding the bottom case type options, do they affect the underside lighting at all? Or can I only get underside lighting if I choose the sandblasted poly-carbonate option over the aluminum ones?
  • Also what's the difference between the standard and screw-in stabilizers and which ones should I get?

Light does not shine through aluminum and I'm not sure whether I will like the poly bottom, so I ordered both.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 02 February 2017, 12:54:35
I'm really interested in getting into this group buy, however as this would be my first custom keyboard GB if I commit, I have the following questions:

  • If I order this keyboard with certain switches, say the MOD M which isn't that well known yet, how easy would it be to change them to something else if I don't like them or they break? Is it just a matter of desoldering them and soldering in different switches?
  • Regarding the bottom case type options, do they affect the underside lighting at all? Or can I only get underside lighting if I choose the sandblasted poly-carbonate option over the aluminum ones?
  • Also what's the difference between the standard and screw-in stabilizers and which ones should I get?

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 02 February 2017, 13:32:32
Is there a way to review an already submitted order? I am considering pre-ordering a second board, but want to know, and can't remember, some of the options I chose the first time around
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 02 February 2017, 13:37:27
So the Exent is an aluminum keyboard, right? Excepting the polycarb base-plate thing. Is it machined aluminum?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: xondat on Thu, 02 February 2017, 13:49:28
So the Exent is an aluminum keyboard, right? Excepting the polycarb base-plate thing. Is it machined aluminum?
yes
yes
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Slash Emperor on Thu, 02 February 2017, 14:03:40
Is there a way to review an already submitted order? I am considering pre-ordering a second board, but want to know, and can't remember, some of the options I chose the first time around

Maybe try PMing juahenza?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 02 February 2017, 15:09:50
So the Exent is an aluminum keyboard, right? Excepting the polycarb base-plate thing. Is it machined aluminum?
yes
yes

Okay good. Wanted to make sure it wasn't cast. Def gonna join now.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dubious on Thu, 02 February 2017, 16:32:12
Just resubmitted my order, decided on grey instead of black.

Any chance we can get a teaser of the PCB, or more of the keycaps?  :-*
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 02 February 2017, 16:40:00
Just got refunded for a playing card project on Kickstarter for near $400, I have no excuse not to get a second one now so I can have Black AND Grey...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Thu, 02 February 2017, 16:42:01
Just got refunded for a playing card project on Kickstarter for near $400, I have no excuse not to get a second one now so I can have Black AND Grey...
What was it? Just wondering what would cost 400
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 02 February 2017, 16:47:02
Just got refunded for a playing card project on Kickstarter for near $400, I have no excuse not to get a second one now so I can have Black AND Grey...
What was it? Just wondering what would cost 400

This project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1722808047/legal-tender-currency-inspired-playing-cards for the two legacy editions for each deck. I have been heavily collecting playing cards for years, this designer is one of the best in the community, but I am trying to move away from that collection
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Thu, 02 February 2017, 16:50:04

This project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1722808047/legal-tender-currency-inspired-playing-cards for the two legacy editions for each deck. I have been heavily collecting playing cards for years, this designer is one of the best in the community, but I am trying to move away from that collection
Oh, these look pretty cool. I might try to get a set.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 02 February 2017, 17:12:48

This project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1722808047/legal-tender-currency-inspired-playing-cards for the two legacy editions for each deck. I have been heavily collecting playing cards for years, this designer is one of the best in the community, but I am trying to move away from that collection
Oh, these look pretty cool. I might try to get a set.

Yeah, they're premium, some of the best cards you can get for your money.

So what is everyone's thoughts on stabalizers? Standard or screw in? And will the 8° and 12° feet be swappable? I assume they screw into the bottom housing?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Thu, 02 February 2017, 18:03:26
Yeah, they're premium, some of the best cards you can get for your money.

So what is everyone's thoughts on stabalizers? Standard or screw in?

Going screw-in since I've experienced standard stabs coming loose from the PCB when I'm removing a particularly stubborn keycap. Not common, and not that big of a deal, but hey might as well go for something that is going to stay put.

... Now in for black, blue, and pink. Please no one talk me into getting grey... Just realized though that Round 6 Space Cadet would look really really good on grey.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Fri, 03 February 2017, 08:19:50
... Now in for black, blue, and pink. Please no one talk me into getting grey... Just realized though that Round 6 Space Cadet would look really really good on grey.

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What's wrong with talking you into grey haha? It looks fantastic. I might be able to talk you out of it though if you can't resist the thought of it paired with Round 6: the grey of Round 6 Space Cadet keys might be just enough of a shade off compared to the grey board that it will clash a bit. If I wasn't going for grey I would go black. Color preference is purely personal tastes, but this is how the board colors fall in my book:

Black = Grey > Silver = Blue > Pink

I can't see myself ever going with the blue, but it looks very nice. Would definitely be a strong option for anyone looking for something a little more different. And pink just isn't my thing.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Fri, 03 February 2017, 09:21:57
So the Exent is an aluminum keyboard, right? Excepting the polycarb base-plate thing. Is it machined aluminum?
yes
yes

Okay good. Wanted to make sure it wasn't cast. Def gonna join now.
All top/bottom case and the feet are CNC milled.
It's going to be expensive to have a mold made for casting, with such low quantity.
I think... Hehe
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Fri, 03 February 2017, 10:01:13
Updated!

(http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: xondat on Fri, 03 February 2017, 10:05:21
Updated!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png)

Oh :(

No 7u spacebar, stepped caps or 2.75u shift?

(http://i.imgur.com/6cDtc79.jpg)

Edit: doesn't support the left side 1.5u keys too... I'm so confused at this choice.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Fri, 03 February 2017, 10:32:30
Updated!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png)

Oh :(

No 7u spacebar, stepped caps or 2.75u shift?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/6cDtc79.jpg)


Edit: doesn't support the left side 1.5u keys too... I'm so confused at this choice.
Ahhh.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Fri, 03 February 2017, 10:47:08
Updated!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png)

Oh :(

No 7u spacebar, stepped caps or 2.75u shift?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/6cDtc79.jpg)


Edit: doesn't support the left side 1.5u keys too... I'm so confused at this choice.
Hi there, we can't possibly offer all the keys in the supported layouts. The price of GMK keys are no secret, this is the best we can offer.

Btw bro, I couldn't find your order form submission in the google sheet. Do you mind filling the form again? Thank you =)


Edit: EXENT does support 1u 1u 1u 7u 1u 1u 1u 1u 1u 1u or 1.25u 1.25u 1.25u 6.25u 1u 1u 1u 1u 1u 1u for the bottom row too. I will update the supported layouts later.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: xondat on Fri, 03 February 2017, 10:52:09
Updated!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png)

Oh :(

No 7u spacebar, stepped caps or 2.75u shift?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/6cDtc79.jpg)


Edit: doesn't support the left side 1.5u keys too... I'm so confused at this choice.
Hi there, we can't possibly offer all the keys in the supported layouts. The price of GMK keys are no secret, this is the best we can offer.

Btw bro, I couldn't find your order form submission in the google sheet. Do you mind filling the form again? Thank you =)

 :'( was going to buy for the keyset, but not too sure now as it doesn't support the layout I'd want.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:02:25
:'( was going to buy for the keyset, but not too sure now as it doesn't support the layout I'd want.

Good thing there are tons of keyset options out there. Originative Carbon black looks pretty similar.

... Now in for black, blue, and pink. Please no one talk me into getting grey... Just realized though that Round 6 Space Cadet would look really really good on grey.

(Attachment Link)

What's wrong with talking you into grey haha? It looks fantastic. I might be able to talk you out of it though if you can't resist the thought of it paired with Round 6: the grey of Round 6 Space Cadet keys might be just enough of a shade off compared to the grey board that it will clash a bit. If I wasn't going for grey I would go black. Color preference is purely personal tastes, but this is how the board colors fall in my book:

Black = Grey > Silver = Blue > Pink

I can't see myself ever going with the blue, but it looks very nice. Would definitely be a strong option for anyone looking for something a little more different. And pink just isn't my thing.

Because I'm already buying the black, blue, and pink lol. If I can sell a few boards I might jump on grey too. I was also never into colorful boards until I put GMK Skeletor on an electric blue LZ-RV. Once you get that one magical combo it's all over. For me it's probably gonna be GMK Laser with the pink Exent.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:06:01
Updated!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png)

Oh :(

No 7u spacebar, stepped caps or 2.75u shift?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/6cDtc79.jpg)


Edit: doesn't support the left side 1.5u keys too... I'm so confused at this choice.
Hi there, we can't possibly offer all the keys in the supported layouts. The price of GMK keys are no secret, this is the best we can offer.

Btw bro, I couldn't find your order form submission in the google sheet. Do you mind filling the form again? Thank you =)

 :'( was going to buy for the keyset, but not too sure now as it doesn't support the layout I'd want.
Oh, that's a shame. I will definitely participate if any of your future XXX board comes with a keyset.
All the best my bro  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:08:42
:'( was going to buy for the keyset, but not too sure now as it doesn't support the layout I'd want.

Good thing there are tons of keyset options out there. Originative Carbon black looks pretty similar.

... Now in for black, blue, and pink. Please no one talk me into getting grey... Just realized though that Round 6 Space Cadet would look really really good on grey.

(Attachment Link)

What's wrong with talking you into grey haha? It looks fantastic. I might be able to talk you out of it though if you can't resist the thought of it paired with Round 6: the grey of Round 6 Space Cadet keys might be just enough of a shade off compared to the grey board that it will clash a bit. If I wasn't going for grey I would go black. Color preference is purely personal tastes, but this is how the board colors fall in my book:

Black = Grey > Silver = Blue > Pink

I can't see myself ever going with the blue, but it looks very nice. Would definitely be a strong option for anyone looking for something a little more different. And pink just isn't my thing.

Because I'm already buying the black, blue, and pink lol. If I can sell a few boards I might jump on grey too. I was also never into colorful boards until I put GMK Skeletor on an electric blue LZ-RV. Once you get that one magical combo it's all over. For me it's probably gonna be GMK Laser with the pink Exent.
You are the best! I would love a pink board with GMK Laser, but my wife said I am too old for that :(
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:13:55
Still deciding on a color...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:17:20
Still deciding on a color...

When in doubt, black.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:23:56
Still deciding on a color...

What's your favorite keyset? Gotta pick the color that matches.  ;)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:24:50
When in doubt, black.  :thumb:
The black does look really nice, but almost all my boards are black. Maybe that's just because it always looks good haha. :-\

What's your favorite keyset? Gotta pick the color that matches.  ;)

Well I am in GMK Soware and waiting on SA Oblivion, those would probably look good with silver or grey.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:28:44
Still deciding on a color...
Pink is love, pink is life
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:29:54
When in doubt, black.  :thumb:
The black does look really nice, but almost all my boards are black. Maybe that's just because it always looks good haha. :-\

What's your favorite keyset? Gotta pick the color that matches.  ;)

Well I am in GMK Soware and waiting on SA Oblivion, those would probably look good with silver or grey.

Same problem here.  I was thinking about getting grey or maybe silver but in the end I went back to the old favorite.  I have a couple other ideas that would look the best with black so that helped my choice.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Saiph on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:35:24
Still deciding on a color...
Pink is love, pink is life
I'm probably going to use this board at work and I'm not brave enough for pink in public. I'd take a pink TGR-910 though ;).
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: xondat on Fri, 03 February 2017, 11:43:03
:'( was going to buy for the keyset, but not too sure now as it doesn't support the layout I'd want.
Good thing there are tons of keyset options out there. Originative Carbon black looks pretty similar.
Not GMK though! Red accents are super tasteful too.

Oh, that's a shame. I will definitely participate if any of your future XXX board comes with a keyset.
All the best my bro  :thumb:
:-*
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 03 February 2017, 12:06:28
You are the best! I would love a pink board with GMK Laser, but my wife said I am too old for that :(

Reminds me of when I was a sugar daddy of a 20 year old stripper.  Everyone told me I was too old for that.  I refused to believe it.  She was super cute, made me feel young, we listened to the same music, and we had a lot of fun.  Then after a couple months, I realized, I was indeed too old for all that.  $30 on a pound of jelly beans, $70 of Lush bath supplies, $200 on some lingerie, late night calls to get a ride from a club across town...  What was I thinking?

Of course, I had a ton of fun, but it could never last...  So yeah, take warning.  If you want to have some fun for a few months as dude in your 30s, feel free.  Your pink laser lady might just not last much longer than that!

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Fri, 03 February 2017, 12:28:40
$30 on a pound of jelly beans, $70 of Lush bath supplies, $200 on some lingerie, late night calls to get a ride from a club across town...  What was I thinking?

So... I'm a straight, 30 year old guy.. But I've done worse for less... Just think about it  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: kiwi99 on Fri, 03 February 2017, 12:33:33
You are the best! I would love a pink board with GMK Laser, but my wife said I am too old for that :(

Reminds me of when I was a sugar daddy of a 20 year old stripper.  Everyone told me I was too old for that.  I refused to believe it.  She was super cute, made me feel young, we listened to the same music, and we had a lot of fun.  Then after a couple months, I realized, I was indeed too old for all that.  $30 on a pound of jelly beans, $70 of Lush bath supplies, $200 on some lingerie, late night calls to get a ride from a club across town...  What was I thinking?

Of course, I had a ton of fun, but it could never last...  So yeah, take warning.  If you want to have some fun for a few months as dude in your 30s, feel free.  Your pink laser lady might just not last much longer than that!

I mean, but did you sell your girl off to another 30 year old guy? cause juah could ez sell laser to someone else if he got tired of it.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Fri, 03 February 2017, 14:23:58
I know the payment deadline isn't until 28 Feb, but when should we expect to be invoiced?  I'd rather pay sooner than later.

Anybody?

I just want to make sure my order was received and I didn't somehow miss the invoice.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: fancymans on Fri, 03 February 2017, 16:01:12
I know the payment deadline isn't until 28 Feb, but when should we expect to be invoiced?  I'd rather pay sooner than later.

Anybody?

I just want to make sure my order was received and I didn't somehow miss the invoice.
I think invoicing after the submissions end will make sure it's more organized and allows people to make any changes to their order.
What would be more helpful is if we had a Google Sheet showing us our orders and options. :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Fri, 03 February 2017, 16:53:42
So the Exent is an aluminum keyboard, right? Excepting the polycarb base-plate thing. Is it machined aluminum?
yes
yes

Okay good. Wanted to make sure it wasn't cast. Def gonna join now.
All top/bottom case and the feet are CNC milled.
It's going to be expensive to have a mold made for casting, with such low quantity.
I think... Hehe

Hm interesting argument. I wouldn't buy it if it were cast anyway.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Fri, 03 February 2017, 18:07:01
:'( was going to buy for the keyset, but not too sure now as it doesn't support the layout I'd want.

Good thing there are tons of keyset options out there. Originative Carbon black looks pretty similar.

... Now in for black, blue, and pink. Please no one talk me into getting grey... Just realized though that Round 6 Space Cadet would look really really good on grey.

(Attachment Link)

What's wrong with talking you into grey haha? It looks fantastic. I might be able to talk you out of it though if you can't resist the thought of it paired with Round 6: the grey of Round 6 Space Cadet keys might be just enough of a shade off compared to the grey board that it will clash a bit. If I wasn't going for grey I would go black. Color preference is purely personal tastes, but this is how the board colors fall in my book:

Black = Grey > Silver = Blue > Pink

I can't see myself ever going with the blue, but it looks very nice. Would definitely be a strong option for anyone looking for something a little more different. And pink just isn't my thing.

Because I'm already buying the black, blue, and pink lol. If I can sell a few boards I might jump on grey too. I was also never into colorful boards until I put GMK Skeletor on an electric blue LZ-RV. Once you get that one magical combo it's all over. For me it's probably gonna be GMK Laser with the pink Exent.

Pink Exent with GMK Laser would look so rad. I would definitely get that combo if I could afford two Exents :thumb:

Here's a horrible mockup for you:
(http://i.imgur.com/FuI4MKg.png)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: gnarlsagan on Fri, 03 February 2017, 18:15:04
Pink Exent with GMK Laser would look so rad. I would definitely get that combo if I could afford two Exents :thumb:

Here's a horrible mockup for you:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/FuI4MKg.png)


Lol that mockup is awesome. There is 100% no way I can avoid buying the pink Exent.
Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: neon_tom on Fri, 03 February 2017, 18:23:24

Pink Exent with GMK Laser would look so rad. I would definitely get that combo if I could afford two Exents :thumb:

Here's a horrible mockup for you:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/FuI4MKg.png)


Welp I'm sold now.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 03 February 2017, 18:59:13
You are the best! I would love a pink board with GMK Laser, but my wife said I am too old for that :(

Reminds me of when I was a sugar daddy of a 20 year old stripper.  Everyone told me I was too old for that.  I refused to believe it.  She was super cute, made me feel young, we listened to the same music, and we had a lot of fun.  Then after a couple months, I realized, I was indeed too old for all that.  $30 on a pound of jelly beans, $70 of Lush bath supplies, $200 on some lingerie, late night calls to get a ride from a club across town...  What was I thinking?

Of course, I had a ton of fun, but it could never last...  So yeah, take warning.  If you want to have some fun for a few months as dude in your 30s, feel free.  Your pink laser lady might just not last much longer than that!

I mean, but did you sell your girl off to another 30 year old guy? cause juah could ez sell laser to someone else if he got tired of it.

Naw, she stopped dancing and moved to Seattle.  Princess Leia, I won't forget.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Fri, 03 February 2017, 20:04:19
I just joined the buy. So I guess nothing gets charged till the GB is over? Never done this before.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Fri, 03 February 2017, 22:23:25
I just joined the buy. So I guess nothing gets charged till the GB is over? Never done this before.
They will start invoicing soon. Should be fine as long as you paid before the payment deadline.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: zhihuichan on Fri, 03 February 2017, 23:17:49
What's dull polished brass(switch plate) ? Do you get a picture?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Fri, 03 February 2017, 23:56:13
What's dull polished brass(switch plate) ? Do you get a picture?
Like one of those brushed sus plate, but in brass.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sat, 04 February 2017, 03:17:40
I just joined the buy. So I guess nothing gets charged till the GB is over? Never done this before.
They will start invoicing soon. Should be fine as long as you paid before the payment deadline.

I assume it will be pretty obvious then? Like I'll get an email or something?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PoisonHeadcrab on Sat, 04 February 2017, 06:03:54
:'( was going to buy for the keyset, but not too sure now as it doesn't support the layout I'd want.

Good thing there are tons of keyset options out there. Originative Carbon black looks pretty similar.

... Now in for black, blue, and pink. Please no one talk me into getting grey... Just realized though that Round 6 Space Cadet would look really really good on grey.

(Attachment Link)

What's wrong with talking you into grey haha? It looks fantastic. I might be able to talk you out of it though if you can't resist the thought of it paired with Round 6: the grey of Round 6 Space Cadet keys might be just enough of a shade off compared to the grey board that it will clash a bit. If I wasn't going for grey I would go black. Color preference is purely personal tastes, but this is how the board colors fall in my book:

Black = Grey > Silver = Blue > Pink

I can't see myself ever going with the blue, but it looks very nice. Would definitely be a strong option for anyone looking for something a little more different. And pink just isn't my thing.

Because I'm already buying the black, blue, and pink lol. If I can sell a few boards I might jump on grey too. I was also never into colorful boards until I put GMK Skeletor on an electric blue LZ-RV. Once you get that one magical combo it's all over. For me it's probably gonna be GMK Laser with the pink Exent.

Pink Exent with GMK Laser would look so rad. I would definitely get that combo if I could afford two Exents :thumb:

Here's a horrible mockup for you:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/FuI4MKg.png)


That would look amazing!

Personally, I'm looking forward to pair it with those Mito canvas keycaps that recently came up on Massdrop:
(http://i.imgur.com/fAsPwBq.jpg)

Tho I still can't decide yet whether I should grab the silver or grey one...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Sat, 04 February 2017, 06:56:52
(http://i.imgur.com/fAsPwBq.jpg)

This suits me more  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 04 February 2017, 10:26:36
I really like that Bauhaus font set--almost got one.  It's the perfect new-vintage.  Definitely looks like a great candidate for EXENT.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sat, 04 February 2017, 13:57:03
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/fAsPwBq.jpg)


This suits me more  :cool:

God that looks so ****in great. I got this keyboard and that set but I didn't get a 1.75u Rshift, which is a requirement for me cause I want arrow keys.

The only think that irritates me about this layout is the 1.75u shift. That throws a loop into everything. Still, this keyboard simply too gorgeous to pass up.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: zhihuichan on Sun, 05 February 2017, 06:50:08
Ordered two!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Sun, 05 February 2017, 22:40:37
Ordered two!
Thank you sir!
Will start invoicing shortly!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: aznreaper on Mon, 06 February 2017, 00:32:17
Just looking over the FAQ, so the the PCB supports split backspace, but the keyset doesn't?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Mon, 06 February 2017, 01:01:53
Just looking over the FAQ, so the the PCB supports split backspace, but the keyset doesn't?
It seems like there isn't enough keys from the bundled GMK set for all supported layout.
 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: zhihuichan on Mon, 06 February 2017, 01:06:57
About firmware and bootmapper. http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: GreyAmbience on Mon, 06 February 2017, 01:45:08
Who do I talk to if I ****ed up my order?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Mon, 06 February 2017, 01:46:57
Who do I talk to if I ****ed up my order?
the thread starter juahenza?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: japanitrat on Mon, 06 February 2017, 15:27:14
Ordered two!
Thank you sir!
Will start invoicing shortly!

It would be great if you could check your pm first ;)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 06 February 2017, 23:55:15
Ordered two!
Thank you sir!
Will start invoicing shortly!

It would be great if you could check your pm first ;)
Hi there, did you send me a PM? I don't msg from you bro  :'(
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: duynguyenle on Tue, 07 February 2017, 07:43:08
If I place an order now and receive an invoice, is it still safe to wait till the deadline to make payment? Or do I have to pay as soon as invoice is received?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Tue, 07 February 2017, 07:59:22
I saw it mentioned that quadcube is the "PCB guy".  Does that mean this is a custom PCB?  Can we see it?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Tue, 07 February 2017, 11:18:57
If I place an order now and receive an invoice, is it still safe to wait till the deadline to make payment? Or do I have to pay as soon as invoice is received?

Did you receive an invoice? I have placed two pre-order forms and have not received and invoice yet, I do not believe invoicing will happen until the deadline
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 07 February 2017, 11:37:39
If I place an order now and receive an invoice, is it still safe to wait till the deadline to make payment? Or do I have to pay as soon as invoice is received?

I'd assume so but would like confirmation too.

Did you receive an invoice? I have placed two pre-order forms and have not received and invoice yet, I do not believe invoicing will happen until the deadline

I haven't at least. I wouldn't worry, as per Jua's post earlier he said he was gonna start working on invoices shortly but I'm sure it'll be stated once it finishes.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Tue, 07 February 2017, 12:09:45
Hi there, did you send me a PM? I don't msg from you bro  :'(

I had also reached out, but by email per the email button on your profile, just hoping to compare the answers between the two forms I submitted
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: duynguyenle on Tue, 07 February 2017, 12:49:39
If I place an order now and receive an invoice, is it still safe to wait till the deadline to make payment? Or do I have to pay as soon as invoice is received?

Did you receive an invoice? I have placed two pre-order forms and have not received and invoice yet, I do not believe invoicing will happen until the deadline

No no I just wanted to ask so I can fit it into my spending pattern :p
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: japanitrat on Tue, 07 February 2017, 16:24:38
Ordered two!
Thank you sir!
Will start invoicing shortly!

It would be great if you could check your pm first ;)
Hi there, did you send me a PM? I don't msg from you bro  :'(

Oh, I think I have pressed the "send email" button. Maybe in your mail?

Edit: sent again as pm
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dr_derivative on Wed, 08 February 2017, 15:51:57
Ordered mine!  :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 09 February 2017, 13:51:25
Ordered two!
Thank you sir!
Will start invoicing shortly!

It would be great if you could check your pm first ;)
Hi there, did you send me a PM? I don't msg from you bro  :'(

Oh, I think I have pressed the "send email" button. Maybe in your mail?

Edit: sent again as pm


Wait, have you started invoicing? I'm confused.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 09 February 2017, 13:59:44
Wait, have you started invoicing? I'm confused.

I believe invoicing won't start until the group buy ends on 02/22
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Marvellion on Thu, 09 February 2017, 15:09:18
Is there a photo of aluminum bottom? I wonder how uniform it will look.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Fri, 10 February 2017, 07:22:53
Wait, have you started invoicing? I'm confused.
I've been wanting to start doing a little bit in the last couple of days, but I was just too busy.

Is there a photo of aluminum bottom? I wonder how uniform it will look.
Unfortunately we don't have one in hand now.
The finish is the same as the aluminium top you saw.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: orpheo on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:49:33
The in OP there is a silver aluminium finish and black sides. Is it still the same for the final anodizing?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dubious on Fri, 10 February 2017, 15:10:25
Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: grayish on Fri, 10 February 2017, 15:16:28
Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

I registrered just for that. The extent ended my days of lurking  :-X
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:37:38
Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

Uhhhhhhh. No, I don't know anyone that would do that.  Uh uhh.   ;D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Fri, 10 February 2017, 23:54:19
Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

I registrered just for that. The extent ended my days of lurking  :-X
Welcome to the addiction! My name is MythicalWagyu and I have a keyboard problem...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: grayish on Fri, 10 February 2017, 23:59:05
Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

I registrered just for that. The extent ended my days of lurking  :-X
Welcome to the addiction! My name is MythicalWagyu and I have a keyboard problem...

Thanks. The addiction started 5 months ago, but only three mechs so far. Guess I'm not totally lost. I can quit anytime I want.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Sat, 11 February 2017, 02:39:31
Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

I registrered just for that. The extent ended my days of lurking  :-X
Welcome to the addiction! My name is MythicalWagyu and I have a keyboard problem...
My name is yuktsi, I have a keyboard problem too  :confused:
When I look at all the keyboards that I have, I don't feel using like any of them (Or I don't have a keyboard to use) 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 11 February 2017, 02:51:31
Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

Uhhhhhhh. No, I don't know anyone that would do that.  Uh uhh.   ;D

You guys are doing it wrong.. no need to even visit this thread:
(http://i.imgur.com/zAEYeO6.jpg)



Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

I registrered just for that. The extent ended my days of lurking  :-X
Welcome to the addiction! My name is MythicalWagyu and I have a keyboard problem...
My name is yuktsi, I have a keyboard problem too  :confused:
When I look at all the keyboards that I have, I don't feel using like any of them (Or I don't have a keyboard to use)

That sounds an awful lot like my Steam library.  500 games and nothing to play.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Sat, 11 February 2017, 03:31:42
Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

Uhhhhhhh. No, I don't know anyone that would do that.  Uh uhh.   ;D

You guys are doing it wrong.. no need to even visit this thread:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/zAEYeO6.jpg)




Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

I registrered just for that. The extent ended my days of lurking  :-X
Welcome to the addiction! My name is MythicalWagyu and I have a keyboard problem...
My name is yuktsi, I have a keyboard problem too  :confused:
When I look at all the keyboards that I have, I don't feel using like any of them (Or I don't have a keyboard to use)

That sounds an awful lot like my Steam library.  500 games and nothing to play.
Like a girl with a closet full of clothes, but telling you she has nothing to wear  :'(
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Sat, 11 February 2017, 13:04:39
Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

I registrered just for that. The extent ended my days of lurking  :-X
Welcome to the addiction! My name is MythicalWagyu and I have a keyboard problem...

His name was MythicalWagyu.

On another note, any way I can edit my submission?  I'm thinking about getting the setup with the caps. 
Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Sat, 11 February 2017, 13:20:29
On another note, any way I can edit my submission?  I'm thinking about getting the setup with the caps.

Not really. People who want to change their order have been advised to submit a brand new one and in the Notes section of the last page mention that you are editing/want to cancel the prior one.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 11 February 2017, 13:34:16
You guys are doing it wrong.. no need to even visit this thread:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/zAEYeO6.jpg)


Slide them wallies into my DMs homie, those are sick
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: speedemonv12 on Sat, 11 February 2017, 19:56:12
Ordered!

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 11 February 2017, 23:25:43
You guys are doing it wrong.. no need to even visit this thread:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/zAEYeO6.jpg)


Slide them wallies into my DMs homie, those are sick

I just took them from the OP.  I wish I had them in a little bigger resolution, the one on the left I had to upscale and it looks a little iffy.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 11 February 2017, 23:55:53
I just took them from the OP.  I wish I had them in a little bigger resolution, the one on the left I had to upscale and it looks a little iffy.

Ah yea, I'd just seen the sized down forum version of the screenshot so thought you'd converted them or found them in proper wallpaper resolution. I need to ask one of them people that do all sorts of wallpapers of Rama's designs (they're mostly over on Reddit I think)!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Pwner on Sun, 12 February 2017, 00:35:16
I just took them from the OP.  I wish I had them in a little bigger resolution, the one on the left I had to upscale and it looks a little iffy.

Ah yea, I'd just seen the sized down forum version of the screenshot so thought you'd converted them or found them in proper wallpaper resolution. I need to ask one of them people that do all sorts of wallpapers of Rama's designs (they're mostly over on Reddit I think)!

I wish Rama would make a version of this one for the Exent:
(http://i.imgur.com/s9hYZCe.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Sun, 12 February 2017, 01:55:49
Does anyone else come here every day, just to check for updates and look at pictures of the Exent...?  :-X

I registrered just for that. The extent ended my days of lurking  :-X
Welcome to the addiction! My name is MythicalWagyu and I have a keyboard problem...

His name was MythicalWagyu.

On another note, any way I can edit my submission?  I'm thinking about getting the setup with the caps.
You may send me a PM <3
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: baphotmet on Mon, 13 February 2017, 00:42:37
If I buy two top cases, can i exchange it with screwdriver instead of welding tools?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Mon, 13 February 2017, 05:48:47
If I buy two top cases, can i exchange it with screwdriver instead of welding tools?
yeah. You can disassemble the board with screw driver.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Belfong on Mon, 13 February 2017, 14:08:33
whoa... just stumbled into this..............................
my wallet, oh my wallet!

edit: can someone explain the stab options - standard vs screwed in?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: getf on Mon, 13 February 2017, 14:54:52
Will there be an option for the GMK set to support WKL?
Seems silly to only be 3 keys missing for compatibility for a common layout.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: boxfrommoon on Mon, 13 February 2017, 15:34:30
I'm really interested in this keyboard but I still haven't fully decided whether to join the group buy or not. Couple of questions:

On the second page of the form there isn't a word "Additional" in the last questions related to stabilizers. I assume these still mean additional stabilizers. Am I right?

And secondly I would like to see more pictures of the aluminum top housing. Does anyone have some pictures of similar material used in some keyboard?

I would also love to see some more higher resolution pictures of the engineering sample!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 13 February 2017, 16:25:20
Will there be an option for the GMK set to support WKL?
Seems silly to only be 3 keys missing for compatibility for a common layout.


These are the only keys available: http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png

whoa... just stumbled into this..............................
my wallet, oh my wallet!

edit: can someone explain the stab options - standard vs screwed in?

Standard attaches to the PCB and the Screw-Ins are screwed in literally. The Screw-Ins are supposedly more stabilized with less wobble.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dollartacos on Mon, 13 February 2017, 16:26:23
Is there any additional info on the PCB?

Also, any idea if the plate/PCB would fit a TADA68 case? (totally blasphemous question, but thinking about ordering extra plate/PCB if yes)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: quadcube on Mon, 13 February 2017, 17:55:06
Is there any additional info on the PCB?

Also, any idea if the plate/PCB would fit a TADA68 case? (totally blasphemous question, but thinking about ordering extra plate/PCB if yes)
any info you would like to know about the PCB?

not too sure about the plate, but the PCB does not have the required screw mounting holes of the TADA68.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: dubious on Mon, 13 February 2017, 18:05:59
Is there any additional info on the PCB?

Also, any idea if the plate/PCB would fit a TADA68 case? (totally blasphemous question, but thinking about ordering extra plate/PCB if yes)
any info you would like to know about the PCB?

not too sure about the plate, but the PCB does not have the required screw mounting holes of the TADA68.

What does it look like!?   :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Mon, 13 February 2017, 18:41:32
Is there any additional info on the PCB?

Also, any idea if the plate/PCB would fit a TADA68 case? (totally blasphemous question, but thinking about ordering extra plate/PCB if yes)
any info you would like to know about the PCB?

not too sure about the plate, but the PCB does not have the required screw mounting holes of the TADA68.

Yes, please share any photos or drawings that you can.  Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Mon, 13 February 2017, 18:56:27
any info you would like to know about the PCB?

Where will we eventually find instructions to program it? Printed on a piece of paper included with the board, or here in this thread? Or is it exactly the same files and instructions as the B.87 as described here http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183 (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183) ? For some reason this is the one question that weighs on my mind the most and that I haven't gotten much of an answer on (other than a vague "it will be available").
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: funis21 on Mon, 13 February 2017, 20:22:37
:3
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Dylan on Wed, 15 February 2017, 07:54:01
Without a doubt the best looking I've seen in my searches, had to create an account to join in on this buy and let you know how awesome it is!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Marvellion on Wed, 15 February 2017, 10:21:54
any info you would like to know about the PCB?

Where will we eventually find instructions to program it? Printed on a piece of paper included with the board, or here in this thread? Or is it exactly the same files and instructions as the B.87 as described here http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183 (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/183) ? For some reason this is the one question that weighs on my mind the most and that I haven't gotten much of an answer on (other than a vague "it will be available").

It seems the PCB uses bootmapper so it will be like Winkeyless.kr's other keyboards. Its very easy to program them.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Traveler on Wed, 15 February 2017, 19:54:44
It seems the PCB uses bootmapper so it will be like Winkeyless.kr's other keyboards. Its very easy to program them.

Right, I'd just like to know if it uses the B87 hex file or a custom one. And if we're going to get instructions (such as the key combo to put it in boot mapping mode) with the shipment or if it will be posted else elsewhere. Guess it doesn't matter though; a rather minor thing. Just haven't heard anything so I thought I'd ask.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Thu, 16 February 2017, 11:38:46
Without a doubt the best looking I've seen in my searches, had to create an account to join in on this buy and let you know how awesome it is!

Welcome.  Can I interest you in group buys?  You can join as many as you like.  Don't worry about food and shelter.  You will be OK.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Dylan on Thu, 16 February 2017, 15:42:37
Without a doubt the best looking I've seen in my searches, had to create an account to join in on this buy and let you know how awesome it is!

Welcome.  Can I interest you in group buys?  You can join as many as you like.  Don't worry about food and shelter.  You will be OK.
Which switches provide the most calories?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Thu, 16 February 2017, 19:36:54
Without a doubt the best looking I've seen in my searches, had to create an account to join in on this buy and let you know how awesome it is!

Welcome.  Can I interest you in group buys?  You can join as many as you like.  Don't worry about food and shelter.  You will be OK.
Which switches provide the most calories?

Chocolate Browns, obviously.   :cool:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: zhihuichan on Fri, 17 February 2017, 05:29:25
Do we start invoicing?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: quadcube on Sun, 19 February 2017, 01:04:48
It seems the PCB uses bootmapper so it will be like Winkeyless.kr's other keyboards. Its very easy to program them.

Right, I'd just like to know if it uses the B87 hex file or a custom one. And if we're going to get instructions (such as the key combo to put it in boot mapping mode) with the shipment or if it will be posted else elsewhere. Guess it doesn't matter though; a rather minor thing. Just haven't heard anything so I thought I'd ask.
custom keymap file. to enter boot mapper,just hold one of the key and plug in the USB (i forgot which key i map it too, i think it's backspace)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Sun, 19 February 2017, 02:19:32
So the GB ends soon and invoices are about to go out but we still haven't seen a photo, drawing, render, or crayon scribble on construction paper of the PCB for the Exent.  What gives?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: catweewee on Sun, 19 February 2017, 05:23:00
So the GB ends soon and invoices are about to go out but we still haven't seen a photo, drawing, render, or crayon scribble on construction paper of the PCB for the Exent.  What gives?

Hi, what would you like to know specifically?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: neon_tom on Sun, 19 February 2017, 07:24:38
I think I want to upgrade my order to a premium kit. Should I resubmit a new order form or get it updated?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Sun, 19 February 2017, 07:39:11
I think I want to upgrade my order to a premium kit. Should I resubmit a new order form or get it updated?
Just update your existing submission if you are able to do so  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: neon_tom on Sun, 19 February 2017, 08:27:34
I think I want to upgrade my order to a premium kit. Should I resubmit a new order form or get it updated?
Just update your existing submission if you are able to do so  :thumb:

Can't. I get a new empty form every time. Which is why I was asking. :-/
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: ClearKeys on Sun, 19 February 2017, 10:42:22
This. I need this. GMK Snes with Silver Exent

(http://i.imgur.com/rJMrq4T.jpg)

Decided to see Grey (http://i.imgur.com/oSGgEhC.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/oSGgEhC.jpg)) and Black (http://i.imgur.com/kOtf8Pq.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/kOtf8Pq.jpg)) also. I'm undecided!
Even the Silver extent with the default keycaps mimics an NES controller pretty well with the silver border, darker inlay and red highlights.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: six_chains on Sun, 19 February 2017, 18:20:42
This. I need this. GMK Snes with Silver Exent

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/rJMrq4T.jpg)


Decided to see Grey (http://i.imgur.com/oSGgEhC.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/oSGgEhC.jpg)) and Black (http://i.imgur.com/kOtf8Pq.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/kOtf8Pq.jpg)) also. I'm undecided!
Even the Silver extent with the default keycaps mimics an NES controller pretty well with the silver border, darker inlay and red highlights.


i could do without that black WASZ cluster,
but otherwise, nice job!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Sun, 19 February 2017, 19:24:13
I think I want to upgrade my order to a premium kit. Should I resubmit a new order form or get it updated?
Just update your existing submission if you are able to do so  :thumb:

Can't. I get a new empty form every time. Which is why I was asking. :-/

I think I want to upgrade my order to a premium kit. Should I resubmit a new order form or get it updated?
Just update your existing submission if you are able to do so  :thumb:

Can't. I get a new empty form every time. Which is why I was asking. :-/
Just submit another one or you may pm Juahenza about it :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Sun, 19 February 2017, 21:10:46
So the GB ends soon and invoices are about to go out but we still haven't seen a photo, drawing, render, or crayon scribble on construction paper of the PCB for the Exent.  What gives?

Hi, what would you like to know specifically?

How the LEDs are arranged
Orientation of the USB port
Orientation of the switches
Orientation of the stabilizers
Concessions made to accommodate multiple bottom row layouts
Placement of the controller
Locations of mounting holes, if any
PCB and silkscreen color
Placement of silkscreen legends, if any

And so on.  It sounds like a lot of trivial information, but they're things that could be answered with a single photo or a schematic or even a render.  I guess I don't understand why it's a secret.

If it's just a slightly modified version of B.87 then that's fine.  It's not a big deal, but you need to say that and I'll just Google some B.87 images.  If it's a full custom PCB then let us see it.  Don't you want to show it off?  I'm so confused...

Instead of asking me this question... you could have posted the image(s) I've been begging for.  I'm a customer and this is kind of important information that you're withholding.  If the PCB is some big secret and you can't articulate the reason for it then I might have to cancel my order.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sun, 19 February 2017, 22:19:00
So the GB ends soon and invoices are about to go out but we still haven't seen a photo, drawing, render, or crayon scribble on construction paper of the PCB for the Exent.  What gives?

Hi, what would you like to know specifically?

How the LEDs are arranged
Orientation of the USB port
Orientation of the switches
Orientation of the stabilizers
Concessions made to accommodate multiple bottom row layouts
Placement of the controller
Locations of mounting holes, if any
PCB and silkscreen color
Placement of silkscreen legends, if any

And so on.  It sounds like a lot of trivial information, but they're things that could be answered with a single photo or a schematic or even a render.  I guess I don't understand why it's a secret.

If it's just a slightly modified version of B.87 then that's fine.  It's not a big deal, but you need to say that and I'll just Google some B.87 images.  If it's a full custom PCB then let us see it.  Don't you want to show it off?  I'm so confused...

Instead of asking me this question... you could have posted the image(s) I've been begging for.  I'm a customer and this is kind of important information that you're withholding.  If the PCB is some big secret and you can't articulate the reason for it then I might have to cancel my order.

Yeah I'd like to see the PCB too. There are a number of configurations I'm thinking of and I'd like to make sure the PCB can accommodate them.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Sun, 19 February 2017, 22:21:55
So the GB ends soon and invoices are about to go out but we still haven't seen a photo, drawing, render, or crayon scribble on construction paper of the PCB for the Exent.  What gives?

Hi, what would you like to know specifically?

How the LEDs are arranged
Orientation of the USB port
Orientation of the switches
Orientation of the stabilizers
Concessions made to accommodate multiple bottom row layouts
Placement of the controller
Locations of mounting holes, if any
PCB and silkscreen color
Placement of silkscreen legends, if any

And so on.  It sounds like a lot of trivial information, but they're things that could be answered with a single photo or a schematic or even a render.  I guess I don't understand why it's a secret.

If it's just a slightly modified version of B.87 then that's fine.  It's not a big deal, but you need to say that and I'll just Google some B.87 images.  If it's a full custom PCB then let us see it.  Don't you want to show it off?  I'm so confused...

Instead of asking me this question... you could have posted the image(s) I've been begging for.  I'm a customer and this is kind of important information that you're withholding.  If the PCB is some big secret and you can't articulate the reason for it then I might have to cancel my order.
Hi there, it's no secret. I believe we might have overlooked your msg earlier. Sorry.

There you got. Here's a back view of the pcb. Not final but almost. It's no where near b87 I think.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170220/9fc9ec072b343c8d2db63557fa2c69e9.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: yuktsi on Sun, 19 February 2017, 22:24:28
Oh yeah, since it's not finalised yet, feel free to comment. Thank you.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: Data on Sun, 19 February 2017, 22:28:31
More
So the GB ends soon and invoices are about to go out but we still haven't seen a photo, drawing, render, or crayon scribble on construction paper of the PCB for the Exent.  What gives?

Hi, what would you like to know specifically?

How the LEDs are arranged
Orientation of the USB port
Orientation of the switches
Orientation of the stabilizers
Concessions made to accommodate multiple bottom row layouts
Placement of the controller
Locations of mounting holes, if any
PCB and silkscreen color
Placement of silkscreen legends, if any

And so on.  It sounds like a lot of trivial information, but they're things that could be answered with a single photo or a schematic or even a render.  I guess I don't understand why it's a secret.

If it's just a slightly modified version of B.87 then that's fine.  It's not a big deal, but you need to say that and I'll just Google some B.87 images.  If it's a full custom PCB then let us see it.  Don't you want to show it off?  I'm so confused...

Instead of asking me this question... you could have posted the image(s) I've been begging for.  I'm a customer and this is kind of important information that you're withholding.  If the PCB is some big secret and you can't articulate the reason for it then I might have to cancel my order.

Hi there, it's no secret. I believe we might have overlooked your msg earlier. Sorry.

There you got. Here's a back view of the pcb. Not final but almost. It's no where near b87 I think.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170220/9fc9ec072b343c8d2db63557fa2c69e9.jpg)


Thank you!  :thumb:  :thumb:  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Mon, 20 February 2017, 00:49:04
So the GB ends soon and invoices are about to go out but we still haven't seen a photo, drawing, render, or crayon scribble on construction paper of the PCB for the Exent.  What gives?

Hi, what would you like to know specifically?

How the LEDs are arranged
Orientation of the USB port
Orientation of the switches
Orientation of the stabilizers
Concessions made to accommodate multiple bottom row layouts
Placement of the controller
Locations of mounting holes, if any
PCB and silkscreen color
Placement of silkscreen legends, if any

And so on.  It sounds like a lot of trivial information, but they're things that could be answered with a single photo or a schematic or even a render.  I guess I don't understand why it's a secret.

If it's just a slightly modified version of B.87 then that's fine.  It's not a big deal, but you need to say that and I'll just Google some B.87 images.  If it's a full custom PCB then let us see it.  Don't you want to show it off?  I'm so confused...

Instead of asking me this question... you could have posted the image(s) I've been begging for.  I'm a customer and this is kind of important information that you're withholding.  If the PCB is some big secret and you can't articulate the reason for it then I might have to cancel my order.
Hi there, it's no secret. I believe we might have overlooked your msg earlier. Sorry.

There you got. Here's a back view of the pcb. Not final but almost. It's no where near b87 I think.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170220/9fc9ec072b343c8d2db63557fa2c69e9.jpg)


Is that 18 LEDs?!    :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 20 February 2017, 02:32:30
So the GB ends soon and invoices are about to go out but we still haven't seen a photo, drawing, render, or crayon scribble on construction paper of the PCB for the Exent.  What gives?

Hi, what would you like to know specifically?

How the LEDs are arranged
Orientation of the USB port
Orientation of the switches
Orientation of the stabilizers
Concessions made to accommodate multiple bottom row layouts
Placement of the controller
Locations of mounting holes, if any
PCB and silkscreen color
Placement of silkscreen legends, if any

And so on.  It sounds like a lot of trivial information, but they're things that could be answered with a single photo or a schematic or even a render.  I guess I don't understand why it's a secret.

If it's just a slightly modified version of B.87 then that's fine.  It's not a big deal, but you need to say that and I'll just Google some B.87 images.  If it's a full custom PCB then let us see it.  Don't you want to show it off?  I'm so confused...

Instead of asking me this question... you could have posted the image(s) I've been begging for.  I'm a customer and this is kind of important information that you're withholding.  If the PCB is some big secret and you can't articulate the reason for it then I might have to cancel my order.
Hi there, it's no secret. I believe we might have overlooked your msg earlier. Sorry.

There you got. Here's a back view of the pcb. Not final but almost. It's no where near b87 I think.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170220/9fc9ec072b343c8d2db63557fa2c69e9.jpg)


Is that 18 LEDs?!    :D
Yeah! Reduced from 22 to 18 for better light distribution.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: MaNiFeX on Mon, 20 February 2017, 12:00:07
Is that 18 LEDs?!    :D
Yeah! Reduced from 22 to 18 for better light distribution.

Beam me up juahenza!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: sachin3767 on Mon, 20 February 2017, 16:53:12
This is very close to closing and I am considering buying extras. Quick question...  how does the plate fit the top housing? Can it fit other cases similar to Whitefox or the Ramabae65/ JC65?

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 20 February 2017, 20:01:38
This is very close to closing and I am considering buying extras. Quick question...  how does the plate fit the top housing? Can it fit other cases similar to Whitefox or the Ramabae65/ JC65?
I am not sure about whitefox or JC65. The internal of the EXENT is similar to most Kustom, where the plate is mounted to the top housing.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: rustywok on Mon, 20 February 2017, 21:40:15
I broke. I crumbled. I cracked. I ordered.   :thumb: The Exent is just too beautiful. 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: riotonthebay on Tue, 21 February 2017, 06:52:18
Mayhap I paid an invoice  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 21 February 2017, 07:39:43
Mayhap I paid an invoice  :rolleyes:
Thank you bro <3
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: rmendis on Tue, 21 February 2017, 07:57:10
Mayhap I paid an invoice  :rolleyes:
Thank you bro <3

Invoices have gone out?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 21 February 2017, 08:41:40
Mayhap I paid an invoice  :rolleyes:
Thank you bro <3

Invoices have gone out?
Partly. I am taking a break now. Will continue in awhile.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: Dylan on Tue, 21 February 2017, 10:48:26
So, just curious because this is my first group buy, do we have to solder the switches on or do they come pre soldered? What sort of assembly is required?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: xondat on Tue, 21 February 2017, 10:59:56
So, just curious because this is my first group buy, do we have to solder the switches on or do they come pre soldered? What sort of assembly is required?
You'll have to solder the switches in along with installing stabilizers.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: rmendis on Tue, 21 February 2017, 11:02:27
Mayhap I paid an invoice  :rolleyes:
Thank you bro <3

Invoices have gone out?
Partly. I am taking a break now. Will continue in awhile.

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That's the best kind of break. =)

Look forward to getting the invoice and locking this bad boy in.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: duynguyenle on Tue, 21 February 2017, 11:10:19
Mayhap I paid an invoice  :rolleyes:
Thank you bro <3

Invoices have gone out?
Partly. I am taking a break now. Will continue in awhile.

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I assume it's ok to pay on the very last day right (28th?)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: Dylan on Tue, 21 February 2017, 11:17:55
So, just curious because this is my first group buy, do we have to solder the switches on or do they come pre soldered? What sort of assembly is required?
You'll have to solder the switches in along with installing stabilizers.
Ah man, no idea how to do that. Is it difficult? Is it possible to take it somewhere for someone to do? I probably sound like an idiot haha, apologies.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Tue, 21 February 2017, 11:21:11
Ah man, no idea how to do that. Is it difficult? Is it possible to take it somewhere for someone to do? I probably sound like an idiot haha, apologies.

It's not too hard to do, but I would recommend a little research and practice first if you are going to do it yourself. Many cities will have options for getting this done professionally, and also you can try reaching out in maker communities and keyboard communities like this one, a lot of people would be willing to help out, but that is a grab bag of skill
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 21 February 2017, 11:26:34
So, just curious because this is my first group buy, do we have to solder the switches on or do they come pre soldered? What sort of assembly is required?
You'll have to solder the switches in along with installing stabilizers.
Ah man, no idea how to do that. Is it difficult? Is it possible to take it somewhere for someone to do? I probably sound like an idiot haha, apologies.
It's not difficult at all, since all the smd components come pre soldered. You should total try it out yourself first.                   
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: dr-slump on Tue, 21 February 2017, 13:14:22
Mayhap I paid an invoice  :rolleyes:
Thank you bro <3

Invoices have gone out?
Partly. I am taking a break now. Will continue in awhile.

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Hi mate.
Sent you a PP yesterday about canceling my first order because I couldn't edit it.
I've filled out a second form, stating the same in the "Note" section.

Thanks in advance & Best regards !
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: Dylan on Tue, 21 February 2017, 15:36:08
Thanks Pixel and juahenza, I'll try and make a project out of it but if I don't have the time I'll end up at a computer repair store or something! Worth it for the board :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: Carlos_the_turtle on Tue, 21 February 2017, 16:21:32
Thanks Pixel and juahenza, I'll try and make a project out of it but if I don't have the time I'll end up at a computer repair store or something! Worth it for the board :)
I'd say if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself you'll probably have better luck contacting someone here or over on /r/mechmarket to do it for you. There are plenty of reputable people that offer assembly services for very reasonable prices.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (2 days left!!)
Post by: Gettys on Tue, 21 February 2017, 16:45:35
So I went ahead and paid the invoice.  Now to sit and not try and think about it for the next 3-4 months.  :-X
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: JAB on Wed, 22 February 2017, 00:17:04
Hi, this is my first group buy and I submitted my order on Feb. 20. I read invoices have gone out but I still have not received one. Will I get the invoice through paypal or in a PM? When will all the invoices have been sent?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 22 February 2017, 00:50:19
Hi, this is my first group buy and I submitted my order on Feb. 20. I read invoices have gone out but I still have not received one. Will I get the invoice through paypal or in a PM? When will all the invoices have been sent?
The invoices are expected to be all out in 24 hours. Once they are all out, I will post an update here.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: meirish on Wed, 22 February 2017, 10:51:08
Submitted my order for this last night - so excited!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: sachin3767 on Wed, 22 February 2017, 11:33:17
there is no other time when i would be sitting here impatiently waiting for an invoice!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Data on Wed, 22 February 2017, 11:34:17
They're definitely going out.  I got mine.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Count Zero on Wed, 22 February 2017, 11:54:55
Are the invoices going out via email ?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Marvellion on Wed, 22 February 2017, 12:18:45
Are the invoices going out via email ?

You should get a Paypal notice about an invoice.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Troif on Wed, 22 February 2017, 17:50:15
Ok @juahenza finally did my last change on the Google Form... I went from grey to black, and then to grey again... I have FOUR (Filco TEX Case, NorbauerTouch, Rama65A, and EXENT) Grey KBs... BUT this one is so different... layout, bezels... do not know... love it. Black would be all right also... argh!  :-\
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: dubious on Wed, 22 February 2017, 20:04:58
Had anyone else still not received an invoice? just checkin...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 22 February 2017, 20:06:24
Had anyone else still not received an invoice? just checkin...

Yes.

Bloody nora this is the first time I've ever seen people wanting others to take their money faster than they want to take it LOL
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: zhihuichan on Wed, 22 February 2017, 20:46:04
Still waiting the invoice :(
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: rmendis on Wed, 22 February 2017, 20:50:00
Had anyone else still not received an invoice? just checkin...

No invoice here yet. He did say he would make a post here when invoicing is complete.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: dubious on Wed, 22 February 2017, 21:00:44
Had anyone else still not received an invoice? just checkin...

No invoice here yet. He did say he would make a post here when invoicing is complete.

ahhh my bad, thank you!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: MBD on Wed, 22 February 2017, 21:06:22
I sent in a form for a Fullkit, but I haven't received an email with any confirmation.... really don't want to miss out.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: ClearKeys on Wed, 22 February 2017, 21:25:56
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Ahhhhh!!! Still so hard to decide between grey and silver. Will the silver be more matte finish like shown in this thread or shiny like the prototype here: https://rama.works/#/m67a/ ??
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 22 February 2017, 21:58:07
I sent in a form for a Fullkit, but I haven't received an email with any confirmation.... really don't want to miss out.

The invoices are expected to be all out in 24 hours. Once they are all out, I will post an update here.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 23 February 2017, 11:27:08
I still haven't received an invoice

How concerned should I be?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: wongie on Thu, 23 February 2017, 12:23:47
I still haven't received an invoice

How concerned should I be?

None at all.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Thu, 23 February 2017, 12:27:14
I still haven't received an invoice

How concerned should I be?
I haven't received an invoice either, but juahenza said they would post once all invoices were out so I think we're ok. I hope. I'll be super sad if I messed up something on the order and don't get an invoice  :-X
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 23 February 2017, 12:32:02
I still haven't received an invoice

How concerned should I be?
I haven't received an invoice either, but juahenza said they would post once all invoices were out so I think we're ok. I hope. I'll be super sad if I messed up something on the order and don't get an invoice  :-X

Same. Super anxious right now. Really juahenza, I just want to give you money.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 23 February 2017, 13:01:47
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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 23 February 2017, 14:03:13
I imagine there's a lot of forms to go through, since most people had to submit an extra one instead of editing their first form and since you had to do an extra form for each extra board you wanted. It's best just to sit back, relax, and occasionally check your email and this thread. I'm not going to be worried unless it's the 26th and I still don't have an invoice. Then... then I'll be very worried haha.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 23 February 2017, 14:22:50
I imagine there's a lot of forms to go through, since most people had to submit an extra one instead of editing their first form and since you had to do an extra form for each extra board you wanted. It's best just to sit back, relax, and occasionally check your email and this thread. I'm not going to be worried unless it's the 26th and I still don't have an invoice. Then... then I'll be very worried haha.

I'm sure that's true, but my concern is that "all invoices were to be sent out within 24 hours." Obviously it's been longer than that. 

Not at all trying to say that there isn't a lot of work to be done and stuff to go through, it's just conflicting information that's got me anxious.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Phinnegan on Thu, 23 February 2017, 14:44:53
I imagine there's a lot of forms to go through, since most people had to submit an extra one instead of editing their first form and since you had to do an extra form for each extra board you wanted. It's best just to sit back, relax, and occasionally check your email and this thread. I'm not going to be worried unless it's the 26th and I still don't have an invoice. Then... then I'll be very worried haha.

I'm sure that's true, but my concern is that "all invoices were to be sent out within 24 hours." Obviously it's been longer than that. 

Not at all trying to say that there isn't a lot of work to be done and stuff to go through, it's just conflicting information that's got me anxious.

I agree, but I'll just stay chill until "all invoices HAVE gone out" and I haven't gotten one, even then I'm sure it'll be taken care of just fine.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: ClearKeys on Thu, 23 February 2017, 14:50:11
I imagine there's a lot of forms to go through, since most people had to submit an extra one instead of editing their first form and since you had to do an extra form for each extra board you wanted. It's best just to sit back, relax, and occasionally check your email and this thread. I'm not going to be worried unless it's the 26th and I still don't have an invoice. Then... then I'll be very worried haha.

I'm sure that's true, but my concern is that "all invoices were to be sent out within 24 hours." Obviously it's been longer than that. 

Not at all trying to say that there isn't a lot of work to be done and stuff to go through, it's just conflicting information that's got me anxious.

I agree, but I'll just stay chill until "all invoices HAVE gone out" and I haven't gotten one, even then I'm sure it'll be taken care of just fine.

Everyone freaking out like if he missed an invoice, it wouldn't be handled appropriately. Please see your local pharmacy for some chill pills
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: popkorn62 on Thu, 23 February 2017, 14:56:33
Paid. Cannot wait!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Dodgy on Thu, 23 February 2017, 15:38:59
Will this be run again in the future by any chance? Disappointed that I have to pass on this GB right now...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Fri, 24 February 2017, 02:07:27
I haven't received my invoice. Halp.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Fri, 24 February 2017, 02:16:07
I haven't received my invoice. Halp.


For anyone else waiting on an invoice, they are still working on it :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: wongie on Fri, 24 February 2017, 03:25:39
Help, I had a dream the other night my Exent order was messed up, ordered 2 but only one form went through and I had to drive all the way to Manchester, UK to get this sorted! Unfortunately the dream then descended into a movie-like experience about Arnold Schwarzenegger purposely erasing his memories and living a quiet life as a volleyball player and me and his daughter trying to find him, restore his memories and solve the mystery of why he erased them in the first place, so I don't know whether my order issue was ever resolved. Pls advise.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PoisonHeadcrab on Fri, 24 February 2017, 03:59:23
Just to be sure, everyone else who ordered here and still doesn't have a paypal invoice, did you get any confirmation email or something when you ordered? Because there is none, I'm kind of worried about whether my order even went through. Or is there any other way to check that you indeed have placed an order?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Fri, 24 February 2017, 04:38:33
Alright invoice received and paid. Goodluck and godspeed, juahenza.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: riotonthebay on Fri, 24 February 2017, 06:08:52
Just to be sure, everyone else who ordered here and still doesn't have a paypal invoice, did you get any confirmation email or something when you ordered? Because there is none, I'm kind of worried about whether my order even went through. Or is there any other way to check that you indeed have placed an order?

It's a Google form, if you saw a confirmation page then it went through. If you saw an error then it didn't. There's no email confirmation since this is all done manually. Invoices are still going out, stay calm and don't worry
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 24 February 2017, 07:20:31
Just got my invoice and paid it.  And now the wait begins.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: ntw on Fri, 24 February 2017, 07:34:23
wew!! invoice done!!
Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: rmendis on Fri, 24 February 2017, 08:02:38
Invoices incoming.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: dib_dubious on Fri, 24 February 2017, 08:10:46
Who are the invoices coming from? I'm part of a couple group buys and want to make sure I keep everything organized. I did receive an invoice but there's nothing to identify which group buy it belongs to. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: rmendis on Fri, 24 February 2017, 08:37:21
Who are the invoices coming from? I'm part of a couple group buys and want to make sure I keep everything organized. I did receive an invoice but there's nothing to identify which group buy it belongs to. Thanks in advance.

If you view the invoice you received (before paying), you should be able to see the line items for the Exent options you selected in the spreadsheet.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Fri, 24 February 2017, 08:39:32
Who are the invoices coming from? I'm part of a couple group buys and want to make sure I keep everything organized. I did receive an invoice but there's nothing to identify which group buy it belongs to. Thanks in advance.

If you view the invoice you received (before paying), you should be able to see the line items for the Exent options you selected in the spreadsheet.
Yes you are right. Sorry guys, I am still in the middle of invoicing, please ignore NTW.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: dib_dubious on Fri, 24 February 2017, 09:06:30
Who are the invoices coming from? I'm part of a couple group buys and want to make sure I keep everything organized. I did receive an invoice but there's nothing to identify which group buy it belongs to. Thanks in advance.

If you view the invoice you received (before paying), you should be able to see the line items for the Exent options you selected in the spreadsheet.

Got it. Had to log into my desktop. When I viewed it on my phone I wasn't getting the drop down to show the line items. Thanks again
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: kacase on Fri, 24 February 2017, 09:13:43
just got the invoice and paid!

cant wait for the board! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: ClearKeys on Fri, 24 February 2017, 09:16:09
Am I the only one not excited to get and pay my invoice? Love the board but could do without this whole paying thing ;P
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: MBD on Fri, 24 February 2017, 10:03:31
Still anxious to get this invoice and get it paid.

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Carlos_the_turtle on Fri, 24 February 2017, 10:21:16
Already paid my invoice but looking it over again I've got a question, when it says "Silver color anodized aluminum +$30" that is the 30 to upgrade to the aluminum bottom right?

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Fri, 24 February 2017, 10:47:35
Already paid my invoice but looking it over again I've got a question, when it says "Silver color anodized aluminum +$30" that is the 30 to upgrade to the aluminum bottom right?

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Hello, yeah you are right.

Btw guys, the invoicing is taking a little longer than I thought. They are too many combinations and I couldn't figure a way to have them sent in bulk.

Update: 60% of the invoices are out. I will have more sent tmr. Thank you.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Carlos_the_turtle on Fri, 24 February 2017, 11:04:34
Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. Good luck finishing up the invoices, I'm sure it is a pain.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: rustywok on Fri, 24 February 2017, 11:08:54
My invoice just came in a few minutes ago. So glad I decided to jump on this sale at the last minute. Paid.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Fri, 24 February 2017, 11:17:25
Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. Good luck finishing up the invoices, I'm sure it is a pain.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
It does, I am starting feel an ache at my wrist haha.
Probably because I am not that young anymore.  :confused:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Fri, 24 February 2017, 11:30:10
Am I the only one not excited to get and pay my invoice? Love the board but could do without this whole paying thing ;P

Yes free things are great. Too bad that's not how the world works.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Fri, 24 February 2017, 11:50:21
Paid! Hurts so good...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: dubious on Fri, 24 February 2017, 12:10:54
Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. Good luck finishing up the invoices, I'm sure it is a pain.

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It does, I am starting feel an ache at my wrist haha.
Probably because I am not that young anymore.  :confused:

But are you using your VE.A ergonomic keyboard??  ;D

Thanks for working on these tho, sounds like a pain!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Sat, 25 February 2017, 12:34:29
Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. Good luck finishing up the invoices, I'm sure it is a pain.

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It does, I am starting feel an ache at my wrist haha.
Probably because I am not that young anymore.  :confused:

But are you using your VE.A ergonomic keyboard??  ;D

Thanks for working on these tho, sounds like a pain!
Not using my VE.A, don't really like the typing feel.
I think it's my mouse that was causing the pain! =/
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: dubious on Sat, 25 February 2017, 14:34:21
Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. Good luck finishing up the invoices, I'm sure it is a pain.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
It does, I am starting feel an ache at my wrist haha.
Probably because I am not that young anymore.  :confused:

But are you using your VE.A ergonomic keyboard??  ;D

Thanks for working on these tho, sounds like a pain!
Not using my VE.A, don't really like the typing feel.
I think it's my mouse that was causing the pain! =/

Well I guess you have lots of options to choose from!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Sat, 25 February 2017, 22:27:32
99% of the invoices are sent. All pm and email are replied. Feel free to send me a PM if the details in the invoice is incorrect or if I hasn't responded to your email/pm.

Once again, thank you all for joining!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Dylan on Sat, 25 February 2017, 23:09:04
Just paid! Now to learn how to not check this thread everyday for updates haha
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: tialdo on Sat, 25 February 2017, 23:31:04
Just paid...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: JAB on Sun, 26 February 2017, 01:04:26
Paid! so excited  ;D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: doooostin on Sun, 26 February 2017, 03:24:15
Paid! I can't wait :).
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: eddible on Sun, 26 February 2017, 07:28:16
Paid! God Speed is going to look awesome on this, can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Viking_Robot on Sun, 26 February 2017, 13:58:07
Cant wait to see everyones pictures as these get built.  Another beautiful Rama design.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sun, 26 February 2017, 15:18:57
My invoice is incorrect, please see slack :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: BunnyLake on Sun, 26 February 2017, 17:47:03
paid

thanks very much good sirs
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Sun, 26 February 2017, 21:28:14
PM'ed for invoice details
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: TerryMathews on Mon, 27 February 2017, 00:05:03
Pmed for error on invoice
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 27 February 2017, 02:39:46
My invoice is incorrect, please see slack :)
Send me a PM here. Faster.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 27 February 2017, 05:04:58
PM'ed for invoice details
Hey bro, I don't see any msg from you.
Do you mind to send it again? Thank you.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: sachin3767 on Mon, 27 February 2017, 10:29:28
Thanks for plowing through those invoices and emails. Invoice is paid and super excited for this board.

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: mindxthinker on Mon, 27 February 2017, 10:51:17
Omg...I can't believe I missed this... is it too late to join???
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Mon, 27 February 2017, 10:52:08
99% of the invoices are sent. All pm and email are replied. Feel free to send me a PM if the details in the invoice is incorrect or if I hasn't responded to your email/pm.

Once again, thank you all for joining!

PM'd for corrections to invoice
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Traveler on Mon, 27 February 2017, 17:47:50
Omg...I can't believe I missed this... is it too late to join???

Last day was the 22nd and most invoices have already been sent. Looks closed to me; sorry.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 27 February 2017, 21:34:13
99% of the invoices are sent. All pm and email are replied. Feel free to send me a PM if the details in the invoice is incorrect or if I hasn't responded to your email/pm.

Once again, thank you all for joining!

PM'd for corrections to invoice
Bro, I still don't see any PM from you.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: mindxthinker on Mon, 27 February 2017, 23:22:49
99% of the invoices are sent. All pm and email are replied. Feel free to send me a PM if the details in the invoice is incorrect or if I hasn't responded to your email/pm.

Once again, thank you all for joining!

PM'd for corrections to invoice
Bro, I still don't see any PM from you.  :rolleyes:

Mine too? :(
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 28 February 2017, 00:17:25
99% of the invoices are sent. All pm and email are replied. Feel free to send me a PM if the details in the invoice is incorrect or if I hasn't responded to your email/pm.

Once again, thank you all for joining!

PM'd for corrections to invoice
Bro, I still don't see any PM from you.  :rolleyes:

Mine too? :(
I saw yours. Will reply after my lunch. Haha.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 28 February 2017, 00:22:23
I saw yours. Will reply after my lunch. Haha.

We still have another like 12 hours to pay the invoices correct? I'm gonna be out most of the day as I have some stuff to tend to, I'm not really sure which time zone we're following hence my asking.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: merutz on Tue, 28 February 2017, 01:14:58
I've also PMd you juahenza  :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Cerasis on Tue, 28 February 2017, 05:13:15
Sending a PM
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Slash Emperor on Tue, 28 February 2017, 10:10:11
Just paid for my kits!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 28 February 2017, 11:41:48
I saw yours. Will reply after my lunch. Haha.

We still have another like 12 hours to pay the invoices correct? I'm gonna be out most of the day as I have some stuff to tend to, I'm not really sure which time zone we're following hence my asking.
Next week is fine if you can't make it before the deadline. Thank you.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 28 February 2017, 12:02:18
I saw yours. Will reply after my lunch. Haha.

We still have another like 12 hours to pay the invoices correct? I'm gonna be out most of the day as I have some stuff to tend to, I'm not really sure which time zone we're following hence my asking.
Next week is fine if you can't make it before the deadline. Thank you.

All good, managed to squeeze out enough time to pay the invoice like 4 hours ago when I was having lunch. Sorted!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: duynguyenle on Tue, 28 February 2017, 17:18:02
Paid my invoice, that was a load off my wallet O_O

Now we play the waiting game!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: merutz on Wed, 01 March 2017, 03:11:13
I still haven't received my corrected invoice.  Have you seen my PM juahenza?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Cerasis on Wed, 01 March 2017, 03:12:55
I've also managed to get my invoice paid!
Now for the wait on my very very very early birthday gift to myself  :))
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 01 March 2017, 05:48:24
I've also managed to get my invoice paid!
Now for the wait on my very very very early birthday gift to myself  :))
when is your birthday?  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Cerasis on Wed, 01 March 2017, 06:27:04
when is your birthday?  :eek:

Late july :)
I wanted to get myself something nice, why not a first custom board, with GMK too!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: merutz on Wed, 01 March 2017, 06:39:15
Late july :)
I wanted to get myself something nice, why not a first custom board, with GMK too!

Same here! I can't wait to stock some artizanal beers and build this beauty.

Is anyone planning on doing a build video?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 01 March 2017, 08:32:45
Late july :)
I wanted to get myself something nice, why not a first custom board, with GMK too!

Same here! I can't wait to stock some artizanal beers and build this beauty.

Is anyone planning on doing a build video?
There are some pretty good videos on youtube by whitefiredragon.
I will share some later.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 01 March 2017, 12:22:23
Late july :)
I wanted to get myself something nice, why not a first custom board, with GMK too!

Same here! I can't wait to stock some artizanal beers and build this beauty.

Is anyone planning on doing a build video?
There are some pretty good videos on youtube by whitefiredragon.
I will share some later.

the last videos i saw from wfd were ollllllllllllld. has he posted anything recently?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 01 March 2017, 13:47:42
Late july :)
I wanted to get myself something nice, why not a first custom board, with GMK too!

Same here! I can't wait to stock some artizanal beers and build this beauty.

Is anyone planning on doing a build video?
There are some pretty good videos on youtube by whitefiredragon.
I will share some later.

the last videos i saw from wfd were ollllllllllllld. has he posted anything recently?
he has been mia for some time I think 
but old is gold  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: fancymans on Wed, 01 March 2017, 14:06:52
Unfortunately I have to cancel my order (other priorities  :(). I haven't paid the invoice yet, but I assume I can just leave it unpaid?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: quadcube on Thu, 02 March 2017, 07:56:33
Exent prototype PCB arrived  ;D
Purple and gold
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Marvellion on Thu, 02 March 2017, 08:32:40
Exent prototype PCB arrived  ;D
Purple and gold
Darn, I should've bought an extra PCB to use it caseless, it looks awesome.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 02 March 2017, 11:47:37
Wow that really is gorgeous.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Data on Thu, 02 March 2017, 13:02:46
Exent prototype PCB arrived  ;D
Purple and gold

(http://i.imgur.com/GfWJXUh.gif)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 02 March 2017, 13:33:44
Can I ask a quick question? All the photos with, I guess, the GMK keyset have, to the right of the space bar, six 1u keys. This layout is actually viable, right? Because the "layouts" picture/diagram doesn't show it.

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: TerryMathews on Thu, 02 March 2017, 14:51:41
Based off GMK's render for the keyset, I'd say no. The 1u R4 keys aren't included, and Sherry had been pretty adamant that the GMK render is correct for what keys are included.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: sherryton on Thu, 02 March 2017, 14:59:15
Exent prototype PCB arrived  ;D
Purple and gold

Lakers' color!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 02 March 2017, 15:14:05
Based off GMK's render for the keyset, I'd say no. The 1u R4 keys aren't included, and Sherry had been pretty adamant that the GMK render is correct for what keys are included.

Right but the question is does the PCB support it? Bleh I hope it does. Getting two 1.5u keys on top of the 1.75u shift will be such a pain in the ass. ****ed up key units are literally my only problem with this keyboard... aghh.


Why the hell use that layout in those photos then?
 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: sherryton on Thu, 02 March 2017, 15:17:32
Based off GMK's render for the keyset, I'd say no. The 1u R4 keys aren't included, and Sherry had been pretty adamant that the GMK render is correct for what keys are included.

Right but the question is does the PCB support it? Bleh I hope it does. Getting two 1.5u keys on top of the 1.75u shift will be such a pain in the ass. ****ed up key units are literally my only problem with this keyboard... aghh.


Why the hell use that layout in those photos then?
 

I'm not sure what you mean, but the EXENT keyset fits the EXENT keyboard perfectly. There are extra keys for spacebars and ISO keys as well.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 02 March 2017, 15:19:00
Based off GMK's render for the keyset, I'd say no. The 1u R4 keys aren't included, and Sherry had been pretty adamant that the GMK render is correct for what keys are included.

Right but the question is does the PCB support it? Bleh I hope it does. Getting two 1.5u keys on top of the 1.75u shift will be such a pain in the ass. ****ed up key units are literally my only problem with this keyboard... aghh.


Why the hell use that layout in those photos then?
 

I'm not sure what you mean, but the EXENT keyset fits the EXENT keyboard perfectly. There are extra keys for spacebars and ISO keys as well.

Right but I'm not buying the Exent/GMK set. I'm putting something else on. Ergo, I don't have two R4 1.5 u keys or a R4 1.75u shift.

Given what I will have, filling the bottom row with all 1u keys (to the right of the space bar) is the easiest option.

So the question is, does the PCB support 6x1u keys to the right of the spacebar? Does the switch plate support it?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 02 March 2017, 15:21:24
Right but I'm not buying the Exent/GMK set. I'm putting something else on. Ergo, I don't have two R4 1.5 u keys or a R4 1.75u shift.

I personally am having a hard time understanding what you're saying/asking. The PCB covers the layouts pictured and the GMK keyset accurately displays every key available. How's any of this confusing? If you're putting a different key set on it then make sure it comes with two R4 1.5s and a 1.75u rshift - how's this complicated?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 02 March 2017, 15:24:55
Right but I'm not buying the Exent/GMK set. I'm putting something else on. Ergo, I don't have two R4 1.5 u keys or a R4 1.75u shift.

I personally am having a hard time understanding what you're saying/asking. The PCB covers the layouts pictured and the GMK keyset accurately displays every key available. How's any of this confusing? If you're putting a different key set on it then make sure it comes with two R4 1.5s and a 1.75u rshift - how's this complicated?


How can I possibly be any clearer?

- I didn't get the GMK set
- The sets I did buy have neither an R4 1.75u shift nor 2x1.5u R4 "Function" keys. (Though they do have a 1.75u key I can use in place of shift).
- What they do have is a lot of 1u keys I can put wherever I want.
- I bought these keysets WELL BEFORE I knew the Exent even existed, and I don't plan on buying any more sets for the forseeable future.

So based on what you're saying, the PCB and plate DO cover the layouts used in the photos/render? You know with all the different bezel colors? I understand that the GMK set DOES NOT allow that layout, i.e. 6x1u to the right of the spacebar. The question is, does the Exent PCB and switch plate allow it?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Phinnegan on Thu, 02 March 2017, 15:32:09
Based off GMK's render for the keyset, I'd say no. The 1u R4 keys aren't included, and Sherry had been pretty adamant that the GMK render is correct for what keys are included.

Right but the question is does the PCB support it? Bleh I hope it does. Getting two 1.5u keys on top of the 1.75u shift will be such a pain in the ass. ****ed up key units are literally my only problem with this keyboard... aghh.


Why the hell use that layout in those photos then?

The engineering sample has 6 1u keys - http://imgur.com/a/hmJ5m .  Also, the recent PCB pictures definitely have 6 1u swich positions.

Whether the plate supports it?  If so, the layout graphic should be updated to include that layout right?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 02 March 2017, 15:34:31


Whether the plate supports it?  If so, the layout graphic should be updated to include that layout right?

Well I'd presume as much. But I'm not talking about the GMK set.

I was thinking the GMK layout graphic illustrated all the layouts possible on the Exent. I think this is false, and that graphic only represents the layouts possible on the GMK set.

So, basically, I got confused. I think it wouldn't be terrible if someone could upload a graphic illustrating all the layouts actually possible on the exent, assuming the number of permutations is reasonable.

If you look at some of the technical drawings it appears the plate is slotted on the bottom row. I'm pretty confident it supports that layout. I'd be shocked if I got the thing and couldn't do it. 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Thu, 02 March 2017, 15:36:11
Exent prototype PCB arrived  ;D
Purple and gold

Hot damn!  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: BunnyLake on Thu, 02 March 2017, 15:41:29
Exent prototype PCB arrived  ;D
Purple and gold

sexiness
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 02 March 2017, 15:58:47
The question is, does the Exent PCB and switch plate allow it?

Yea.
Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 02 March 2017, 17:10:09
Reading these comments was pretty entertaining haha; I wish I would have checked this thread earlier. I immediately knew what PancakeMSTR was trying to ask and might have been able to clear some things up.

Can I ask a quick question? All the photos with, I guess, the GMK keyset have, to the right of the space bar, six 1u keys. This layout is actually viable, right? Because the "layouts" picture/diagram doesn't show it.

Here's a link to a pic of the prototype brass plate. (https://i.imgur.com/pnjnAou.jpg) It's completely open on that right side of the spacebar. Assuming nothing changes from the prototype it looks like you can achieve this layout as long as the PCB supports it (and I think others have confirmed it does).

EDIT: And what a gorgeous PCB that is. Whew. I bought a second one in case I screwed up the first one somehow during my build, and I'm glad so. Best case scenario I can just look at the spare and admire how pretty it is.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 02 March 2017, 19:59:12
Reading these comments was pretty entertaining haha; I wish I would have checked this thread earlier. I immediately knew what PancakeMSTR was trying to ask and might have been able to clear some things up.

Can I ask a quick question? All the photos with, I guess, the GMK keyset have, to the right of the space bar, six 1u keys. This layout is actually viable, right? Because the "layouts" picture/diagram doesn't show it.

Here's a link to a pic of the prototype brass plate.
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/pnjnAou.jpg)
It's completely open on that right side of the spacebar. Assuming nothing changes from the prototype it looks like you can achieve this layout as long as the PCB supports it (and I think others have confirmed it does).

EDIT: And what a gorgeous PCB that is. Whew. I bought a second one in case I screwed up the first one somehow during my build, and I'm glad so. Best case scenario I can just look at the spare and admire how pretty it is.


Jesus christ.


Yeah thanks, looks like what I wanna do will work.

Wow though kinda regret not getting the brass plate now. Holy goddamn.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: ClearKeys on Thu, 02 March 2017, 20:07:37
Reading these comments was pretty entertaining haha; I wish I would have checked this thread earlier. I immediately knew what PancakeMSTR was trying to ask and might have been able to clear some things up.

Can I ask a quick question? All the photos with, I guess, the GMK keyset have, to the right of the space bar, six 1u keys. This layout is actually viable, right? Because the "layouts" picture/diagram doesn't show it.

Here's a link to a pic of the prototype brass plate.
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/pnjnAou.jpg)
It's completely open on that right side of the spacebar. Assuming nothing changes from the prototype it looks like you can achieve this layout as long as the PCB supports it (and I think others have confirmed it does).

EDIT: And what a gorgeous PCB that is. Whew. I bought a second one in case I screwed up the first one somehow during my build, and I'm glad so. Best case scenario I can just look at the spare and admire how pretty it is.


Jesus christ.


Yeah thanks, looks like what I wanna do will work.

Wow though kinda regret not getting the brass plate now. Holy goddamn.

Same. That brass plate looks niiiiceeeee.....
Is it too late to upgrade?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 03 March 2017, 11:36:07
who is "QUADCUBE" ?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Fri, 03 March 2017, 13:01:37
Exent prototype PCB arrived  ;D
Purple and gold
dope af
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 03 March 2017, 20:16:44
Paid up, suckas!!!  Can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: Traveler on Fri, 03 March 2017, 21:10:01
who is "QUADCUBE" ?

The guy who designed the PCB. If you're asking about his past work though I'm not sure. I'm pretty new to mechanical keyboards.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: TerryMathews on Fri, 03 March 2017, 21:53:43
who is "QUADCUBE" ?

Same guy who did the PCB for the TGR Jane CE
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: quadcube on Sat, 04 March 2017, 03:08:59
who is "QUADCUBE" ?
hi ;D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (24 hours left!!)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Sat, 04 March 2017, 15:55:06
who is "QUADCUBE" ?
hi ;D

Great job, dude.  You really lit up the bottom with the LEDs!  Props.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: six_chains on Sat, 04 March 2017, 18:58:00
does the brass plate actually have that mirror finish? or is that just the photo
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: juahenza on Sun, 05 March 2017, 04:21:02
does the brass plate actually have that mirror finish? or is that just the photo
The one for the GB is going to be brush finished. Thank you. 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: mindxthinker on Sun, 05 March 2017, 08:00:46
Finally, I paid up! WOOOT WOOT!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 07 March 2017, 11:18:28
Finally, I paid up! WOOOT WOOT!
Thank you bro.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dubious on Wed, 08 March 2017, 12:29:08
does the brass plate actually have that mirror finish? or is that just the photo
The one for the GB is going to be brush finished. Thank you.

Damn. I liked the polished brass.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Wed, 08 March 2017, 12:44:28
I just added my info to the GB yesterday because the form was still active, but it seems like I've missed my chance.  Can we confirm the groupbuy is in fact closed, and I should realize my ship sailed weeks ago?


:( Sadness.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: gnarlsagan on Wed, 08 March 2017, 12:45:01
does the brass plate actually have that mirror finish? or is that just the photo
The one for the GB is going to be brush finished. Thank you.

Why did the order form say dull polished brass then? To me that does not mean brushed finish, but I'd be happy to hear others' opinions. People paid $30 extra for a polished brass plate, so if after payment it is now not polished, please share the reason.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: six_chains on Thu, 09 March 2017, 01:02:45
:( Sadness.



sry bud, closed. but check back later; you might be able to pick up someone's spot.


does the brass plate actually have that mirror finish? or is that just the photo
The one for the GB is going to be brush finished. Thank you.

Why did the order form say dull polished brass then? To me that does not mean brushed finish, but I'd be happy to hear others' opinions. People paid $30 extra for a polished brass plate, so if after payment it is now not polished, please share the reason.


I actually prefer the brushed finish. I have a preference for things "matte"; smoother, has texture, no fingerprints..but again, personal preference here.

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 09 March 2017, 11:09:38
I think a polished finish would look better. The plate isn't going to get a lot of direct touching to pick up finger prints, and polished brass takes light so well it's a shame to dull that down at all. I also think the contrast of polished brass against the matte finish of the case would look really nice, better even.

Also curious why the Brass plate has been switched from polished to brushed?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: mindxthinker on Fri, 10 March 2017, 01:38:52
polished brass please~~
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rustywok on Fri, 10 March 2017, 21:40:31
Now I'm wishing I had ordered two instead of just one.  :confused:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Data on Fri, 10 March 2017, 21:51:05
Now I'm wishing I had ordered two instead of just one.  :confused:

Two?  Don't be ridiculous.













Any sane person would want 3.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: gnarlsagan on Fri, 10 March 2017, 22:16:19
Now I'm wishing I had ordered two instead of just one.  :confused:

Two?  Don't be ridiculous.













Any sane person would want 3.  ;D

Can confirm. Ordered three. Am sane.  :confused:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Traveler on Sat, 11 March 2017, 10:31:21
I... only ordered one. Not sure if I'm insane or just a filthy casual.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 11 March 2017, 12:55:29
I... only ordered one. Not sure if I'm insane or just a filthy casual.

I'm in the casual club right along with you.  Although I did get an extra plate and pcb so I can theoretically have 2 builds.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rmendis on Sat, 11 March 2017, 13:22:23
I... only ordered one. Not sure if I'm insane or just a filthy casual.

^
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sat, 11 March 2017, 19:30:01
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: gnarlsagan on Sat, 11 March 2017, 20:16:28
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I couldn't  :-[

Black with Round 6/Oblivion
Blue with Dasher
Pink with GMK Laser

And each one can have different switches that I can use depending on mood, weather, day off the week, or astrological period!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: merutz on Sat, 11 March 2017, 22:27:34
A Photoshop I made after Bro announced the new gamer sets. Exent + GMK Cyrillic + Brocaps Murderface Gamer set.

[attach=1]
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 11 March 2017, 22:45:04
A Photoshop I made after Bro announced the new gamer sets. Exent + GMK Cyrillic + Brocaps Murderface Gamer set.

(Attachment Link)

That looks very nice, the render's well made - needs DSA Slasher on it instead, though; it'd look so good on the black Exent, even more so with the Murderface Gamer set - gotta bother DaleSnail so he gets on with that sooner rather than later! :blank:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sat, 11 March 2017, 23:55:42
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I couldn't  :-[

Black with Round 6/Oblivion
Blue with Dasher
Pink with GMK Laser

And each one can have different switches that I can use depending on mood, weather, day off the week, or astrological period!

So roughly 1300$ worth of keyboard.

Okay. Glad to hear I'm doing okay. Post pictures of the results please.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rustywok on Sun, 12 March 2017, 01:14:52
Especially post pictures of the GMK Lazer set on the pink Exent. Uh-huh.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: gnarlsagan on Sun, 12 March 2017, 18:38:27
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I couldn't  :-[

Black with Round 6/Oblivion
Blue with Dasher
Pink with GMK Laser

And each one can have different switches that I can use depending on mood, weather, day off the week, or astrological period!

So roughly 1300$ worth of keyboard.

Okay. Glad to hear I'm doing okay. Post pictures of the results please.

Lol roughly but likely way more. Keyboards still tend to maintain value, so I'm not too worried. This hobby almost pays for itself with the right planning. I expect more hype once people see how great these boards are going to look.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Data on Sun, 12 March 2017, 21:25:17
Any board with GMK Laser is probably going to look amazing.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Mon, 13 March 2017, 01:58:34
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I couldn't  :-[

Black with Round 6/Oblivion
Blue with Dasher
Pink with GMK Laser

And each one can have different switches that I can use depending on mood, weather, day off the week, or astrological period!

So roughly 1300$ worth of keyboard.

Okay. Glad to hear I'm doing okay. Post pictures of the results please.

Lol roughly but likely way more. Keyboards still tend to maintain value, so I'm not too worried. This hobby almost pays for itself with the right planning. I expect more hype once people see how great these boards are going to look.


Yeah, I've thought about that. I probably could have bought two exents and two F77s and sold the spares each for what I paid for both and essentially broken even, but it's just too much anxiety to be honest. Mostly I suppose I'm just glad that if I decide at some point getting into keyboards was stupid, I can sell everything for at least what I paid, if not (possibly significantly) more.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: ClearKeys on Mon, 13 March 2017, 07:03:44
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I couldn't  :-[

Black with Round 6/Oblivion
Blue with Dasher
Pink with GMK Laser

And each one can have different switches that I can use depending on mood, weather, day off the week, or astrological period!

So roughly 1300$ worth of keyboard.

Okay. Glad to hear I'm doing okay. Post pictures of the results please.

Lol roughly but likely way more. Keyboards still tend to maintain value, so I'm not too worried. This hobby almost pays for itself with the right planning. I expect more hype once people see how great these boards are going to look.


Yeah, I've thought about that. I probably could have bought two exents and two F77s and sold the spares each for what I paid for both and essentially broken even, but it's just too much anxiety to be honest. Mostly I suppose I'm just glad that if I decide at some point getting into keyboards was stupid, I can sell everything for at least what I paid, if not (possibly significantly) more.

Don't worry, it was stupid regardless ;). I think most of us share the similar outlook.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Tue, 14 March 2017, 11:45:40
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I couldn't  :-[

Black with Round 6/Oblivion
Blue with Dasher
Pink with GMK Laser

And each one can have different switches that I can use depending on mood, weather, day off the week, or astrological period!

So roughly 1300$ worth of keyboard.

Okay. Glad to hear I'm doing okay. Post pictures of the results please.

Lol roughly but likely way more. Keyboards still tend to maintain value, so I'm not too worried. This hobby almost pays for itself with the right planning. I expect more hype once people see how great these boards are going to look.


Yeah, I've thought about that. I probably could have bought two exents and two F77s and sold the spares each for what I paid for both and essentially broken even, but it's just too much anxiety to be honest. Mostly I suppose I'm just glad that if I decide at some point getting into keyboards was stupid, I can sell everything for at least what I paid, if not (possibly significantly) more.

Don't worry, it was stupid regardless ;). I think most of us share the similar outlook.

The amount of stupidity pales in comparison to all the feels of HYPE!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Slash Emperor on Tue, 14 March 2017, 13:14:07
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I loved Black and Silver too much to just pick one, to be honest. Gives me more to play around with in terms of configuration and whatnot, too. Plus, this collab has me too HYPED.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Tue, 14 March 2017, 14:48:14
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I loved Black and Silver too much to just pick one, to be honest. Gives me more to play around with in terms of configuration and whatnot, too. Plus, this collab has me too HYPED.

My choice was even less healthy: I got physically anxious when I thought about only getting the one color I liked and the regret I might feel at not having chosen the other. I think I'm at a 'call in the troops' level of addiction
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 14 March 2017, 14:52:22
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I loved Black and Silver too much to just pick one, to be honest. Gives me more to play around with in terms of configuration and whatnot, too. Plus, this collab has me too HYPED.

My choice was even less healthy: I got physically anxious when I thought about only getting the one color I liked and the regret I might feel at not having chosen the other. I think I'm at a 'call in the troops' level of addiction

That sounds terrible.

I guess I'm lucky: silver silver silver only thing I'm ever interested in. Goes for all (aluminum housed) keyboards. Blue with Dasher (or dancer? Whichever) is tempting, admittedly, but I didn't buy that set anyway so doesn't much matter.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: ClearKeys on Tue, 14 March 2017, 14:58:50
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I loved Black and Silver too much to just pick one, to be honest. Gives me more to play around with in terms of configuration and whatnot, too. Plus, this collab has me too HYPED.

My choice was even less healthy: I got physically anxious when I thought about only getting the one color I liked and the regret I might feel at not having chosen the other. I think I'm at a 'call in the troops' level of addiction

That sounds terrible.

I guess I'm lucky: silver silver silver only thing I'm ever interested in. Goes for all (aluminum housed) keyboards. Blue with Dasher (or dancer? Whichever) is tempting, admittedly, but I didn't buy that set anyway so doesn't much matter.

Silver with either GMK Pyro or GMK snes. I can't wait, it's gonna be hot.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Slash Emperor on Tue, 14 March 2017, 15:01:25
I only bought one, and that alone was enough to set off my "this addiction is getting serious" alarms.

I'm not even quite sure what the point of buying more than one is? Can ya'll really not decide on a single color?

I loved Black and Silver too much to just pick one, to be honest. Gives me more to play around with in terms of configuration and whatnot, too. Plus, this collab has me too HYPED.

My choice was even less healthy: I got physically anxious when I thought about only getting the one color I liked and the regret I might feel at not having chosen the other. I think I'm at a 'call in the troops' level of addiction

It's okay, it happens to me too, I just kinda sugarcoated the stress and process in picking colors. E8-V1 and the MIRA were even more stressful, had me actually agonizing over choices/options for a bit.

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Tue, 14 March 2017, 15:10:19
That sounds terrible.

I guess I'm lucky: silver silver silver only thing I'm ever interested in. Goes for all (aluminum housed) keyboards. Blue with Dasher (or dancer? Whichever) is tempting, admittedly, but I didn't buy that set anyway so doesn't much matter.

It's okay, it happens to me too, I just kinda sugarcoated the stress and process in picking colors. E8-V1 and the MIRA were even more stressful, had me actually agonizing over choices/options for a bit.

I've gotten better! But yeah, I'm glad I'm not the only one Slash Emporor! Collecting has never been a super healthy thing in my lift, addiction is a really accurate term, but it's healthier than drinking or smoking or anything! I am, actually, getting out of collecting Playing Cards and shifting to Keyboards because it is way more manageable financially for me.

I am thinking I will keep the one I end up liking more and sell the other
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rustywok on Tue, 14 March 2017, 17:26:11
Personally, this board, more than any other coming my way, has me pondering all the different configurations possible. That is my idea of fun. So two Exents...? More fun? Or a cry for help? According to "rustywok" logic, if one Exent is a very good thing, surely two must be a very, very, very good thing.

(http://i.imgur.com/dzxo3ZK.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: BunnyLake on Thu, 16 March 2017, 16:46:39
im so so so stoked on this board

2017 is gonna be a great keyboard year
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dubious on Thu, 16 March 2017, 16:55:51
Personally, this board, more than any other coming my way, has me pondering all the different configurations possible. That is my idea of fun. So two Exents...? More fun? Or a cry for help? According to "rustywok" logic, if one Exent is a very good thing, surely two must be a very, very, very good thing.

Show Image
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/scout222/Doublemint1_zpszaw6dt6k.jpeg?t=1489440404)


Can't hotlink from photobucket, afaik
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: keyit on Thu, 16 March 2017, 21:43:36
looking for someone to take over my order

Basic Kit (inclusive of case with poly-carbonate bottom and 8° feet, pre-assembled PCB) + Dull polished brass
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rustywok on Thu, 16 March 2017, 21:51:56
Personally, this board, more than any other coming my way, has me pondering all the different configurations possible. That is my idea of fun. So two Exents...? More fun? Or a cry for help? According to "rustywok" logic, if one Exent is a very good thing, surely two must be a very, very, very good thing.

Show Image
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/scout222/Doublemint1_zpszaw6dt6k.jpeg?t=1489440404)


Can't hotlink from photobucket, afaik

I've been using a direct link for forever. Huh. And now I can't even log on to the site to fix it.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: gnarlsagan on Thu, 16 March 2017, 22:37:55
looking for someone to take over my order

Basic Kit (inclusive of case with poly-carbonate bottom and 8° feet, pre-assembled PCB) + Dull polished brass

What color?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: keyit on Fri, 17 March 2017, 00:35:18
looking for someone to take over my order

Basic Kit (inclusive of case with poly-carbonate bottom and 8° feet, pre-assembled PCB) + Dull polished brass



What color?


oh forgot to mention color. its black

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Munnybear on Sat, 18 March 2017, 22:04:59
Is this GB still open?!?! some please let me know
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Sat, 18 March 2017, 22:48:09
Is this GB still open?!?! some please let me know

It is not still open.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Munnybear on Sun, 19 March 2017, 03:56:12
Is this GB still open?!?! some please let me know

It is not still open.

Thanks you. Although not the answer i was hoping for >___> so sad...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Munnybear on Sun, 19 March 2017, 09:52:43
I actually saw this on Taobao, wondering if its legit?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Sun, 19 March 2017, 10:19:46
I believe there will be a handful available through Originative after everything is done.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: yuktsi on Sun, 19 March 2017, 14:14:53
I actually saw this on Taobao, wondering if its legit?
Yeah it is.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Gettys on Sun, 19 March 2017, 17:06:09
Every time I drop in to see how things are going I get more and more stoked for this board.  Cannot wait.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Munnybear on Mon, 20 March 2017, 07:12:34
I actually saw this on Taobao, wondering if its legit?
Yeah it is.  :thumb:

lol... why is it more expansive >____>
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Mon, 20 March 2017, 07:52:30
Capitalism.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rmendis on Mon, 20 March 2017, 09:07:47
I actually saw this on Taobao, wondering if its legit?

Link?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Mon, 20 March 2017, 10:32:38
I actually saw this on Taobao, wondering if its legit?

Link?

Google.

https://world.taobao.com/item/546714072033.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.nOBTuK#detail
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rmendis on Mon, 20 March 2017, 11:16:59
I actually saw this on Taobao, wondering if its legit?

Link?

Google.

https://world.taobao.com/item/546714072033.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.nOBTuK#detail

Thanks. I googled taobao Exent but couldn't find it.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sachin3767 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 19:38:02
Getting really excited for this board and doing preparations for its arrival. This may have been asked before but do holtites fit in the sockets for the switches or LEDs?

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: kennyk64 on Wed, 22 March 2017, 01:48:12
Any status update on the group buy?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Gdubb90 on Wed, 22 March 2017, 09:01:35
Any status update on the group buy?

I second this, I check back twice a day for updates lol. I know somewhere it said production was 12-16 weeks or something like that.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: chromatically on Wed, 22 March 2017, 10:40:11
got a shipping notification already? for reals already shipping out? :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Wed, 22 March 2017, 11:34:06
got a shipping notification already? for reals already shipping out? :D

Don't tease!!!   ;)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: chromatically on Wed, 22 March 2017, 12:02:07
got a shipping notification already? for reals already shipping out? :D

Don't tease!!!   ;)

I mean according to paypal it was updated with the tracking # and set as "shipped"
I'm so hyped  ;D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dubious on Wed, 22 March 2017, 12:04:18
got a shipping notification already? for reals already shipping out? :D

Don't tease!!!   ;)

I mean according to paypal it was updated with the tracking # and set as "shipped"
I'm so hyped  ;D

wat
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: chromatically on Wed, 22 March 2017, 12:06:04
wat
yeah idk that's why i'm asking
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 22 March 2017, 12:40:09
That sounds like an error on paypal's part, there's absolutely no way these are shipping.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: chromatically on Wed, 22 March 2017, 12:51:01
That sounds like an error on paypal's part, there's absolutely no way these are shipping.

i pm'ed juahenza with a screenshot from paypal. you're probably right ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

edit: yeah, paypal issues sort of. they're taking care of it :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Pwner on Wed, 22 March 2017, 19:12:31
Any status update on the group buy?

I second this, I check back twice a day for updates lol. I know somewhere it said production was 12-16 weeks or something like that.

Looks like that taoboa listing doesn't end until April although Google translate may be wrong.  Hopefully it's already in production and we don't have to wait until then before it starts.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 24 March 2017, 19:12:28
To the people who purchased the EXENT Premium Kit, would you like to add $60 for bonus keys?

1800, HHKB, Moogle, Winkeyless, and other adapter keys will be included.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: kenshinjeff on Fri, 24 March 2017, 19:13:49
Hiii guys, whom should I PM if I haven't received a PP invoice?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Traveler on Fri, 24 March 2017, 19:31:16
To the people who purchased the EXENT Premium Kit, would you like to add $60 for bonus keys?

1800, HHKB, Moogle, Winkeyless, and other adapter keys will be included.

Tempting. Do you have any actual photos of the keys yet? I might have missed it, but all I've seen are renders and a photo of only the ESC key.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 24 March 2017, 19:35:13
To the people who purchased the EXENT Premium Kit, would you like to add $60 for bonus keys?

1800, HHKB, Moogle, Winkeyless, and other adapter keys will be included.

Tempting. Do you have any actual photos of the keys yet? I might have missed it, but all I've seen are renders and a photo of only the ESC key.

No, this is still part of the group buy.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: duynguyenle on Fri, 24 March 2017, 19:38:00
To the people who purchased the EXENT Premium Kit, would you like to add $60 for bonus keys?

1800, HHKB, Moogle, Winkeyless, and other adapter keys will be included.

Am interested, but could you provide a chart or render of which keys will be included (including row profile as well, I think that would make it easier for people to decide!)  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Slash Emperor on Fri, 24 March 2017, 19:39:32
To the people who purchased the EXENT Premium Kit, would you like to add $60 for bonus keys?

1800, HHKB, Moogle, Winkeyless, and other adapter keys will be included.

Yes please. I have two Premium kits on order, would it be possible to add the bonus keys for both?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 24 March 2017, 19:40:42
Depending on how extensive/comprehensive the kit is I most likely would/will be, Sheraton - if you manage to get a list/mockup of the keys included I'm sure others would be too, I'd be very curious to see exactly what'd be able to be included in for $60. Considering the "base" set was fairly cheap I sure would not mind dishing out a little bit of extra cash for the sake of flexibility!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 24 March 2017, 19:40:44
To the people who purchased the EXENT Premium Kit, would you like to add $60 for bonus keys?

1800, HHKB, Moogle, Winkeyless, and other adapter keys will be included.

Yes please. I have two Premium kits on order, would it be possible to add the bonus keys for both?

Yes sir, I'll give an update real soon of all the extra keys to be included.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 24 March 2017, 19:44:25
Not really interested in a full set but I wouldn't mind some other ESC/enter accent colored keys.  Not sure how possible that would be.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: ricyuyc on Fri, 24 March 2017, 20:03:35
Not really interested in a full set but I wouldn't mind some other ESC/enter accent colored keys.  Not sure how possible that would be.
+1
I am interested on the Esc/Enter accent keys also.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: TerryMathews on Fri, 24 March 2017, 23:00:36
To the people who purchased the EXENT Premium Kit, would you like to add $60 for bonus keys?

1800, HHKB, Moogle, Winkeyless, and other adapter keys will be included.

Is it possible to upgrade if we didn't buy premium originally? The lack of support of other layouts was a deal-breaker for me. I'm not really interested in the other premium stuff, just want the full keycap set.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: juahenza on Sat, 25 March 2017, 03:06:54
Any status update on the group buy?

I second this, I check back twice a day for updates lol. I know somewhere it said production was 12-16 weeks or something like that.

Looks like that taoboa listing doesn't end until April although Google translate may be wrong.  Hopefully it's already in production and we don't have to wait until then before it starts.
We have a lot of extras made due to the large MOQ. The boards are already in production already. Don't worry.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Marvellion on Sat, 25 March 2017, 05:48:44
Any status update on the group buy?

I second this, I check back twice a day for updates lol. I know somewhere it said production was 12-16 weeks or something like that.

Looks like that taoboa listing doesn't end until April although Google translate may be wrong.  Hopefully it's already in production and we don't have to wait until then before it starts.
We have a lot of extras made due to the large MOQ. The boards are already in production already. Don't worry.
Does that mean we can get extra bottoms and plates later or just extra keyboard kits?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: neon_tom on Sat, 25 March 2017, 06:23:27
To the people who purchased the EXENT Premium Kit, would you like to add $60 for bonus keys?

1800, HHKB, Moogle, Winkeyless, and other adapter keys will be included.

Is it possible to upgrade if we didn't buy premium originally? The lack of support of other layouts was a deal-breaker for me. I'm not really interested in the other premium stuff, just want the full keycap set.

I'd like to know this as well. I passed on the keyset due to lack of compatibility but I'd have picked it up if this was the case.   
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 25 March 2017, 14:24:09
Any status update on the group buy?

I second this, I check back twice a day for updates lol. I know somewhere it said production was 12-16 weeks or something like that.

Looks like that taoboa listing doesn't end until April although Google translate may be wrong.  Hopefully it's already in production and we don't have to wait until then before it starts.
We have a lot of extras made due to the large MOQ. The boards are already in production already. Don't worry.

Awesome!  You the man.  :thumb:

I think it may have been asked, but what's the possibility of getting an aluminum base when you have the extras?  I'm not 100% sure if I want one, but I've really been thinking about it.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Jemaunji on Sat, 25 March 2017, 18:24:02
Great to hear about the extras, I'm going to be looking to snag a black version of this baby  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Katanadog on Sun, 26 March 2017, 17:11:51
Decided that I wanted to keep the board.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Wed, 29 March 2017, 10:53:36
To the people who purchased the EXENT Premium Kit, would you like to add $60 for bonus keys?

1800, HHKB, Moogle, Winkeyless, and other adapter keys will be included.

Is it possible to upgrade if we didn't buy premium originally? The lack of support of other layouts was a deal-breaker for me. I'm not really interested in the other premium stuff, just want the full keycap set.



I'd like to know this as well. I passed on the keyset due to lack of compatibility but I'd have picked it up if this was the case.

I'm in the same situation.  Would love to pick up a keyset with extras, as I didn't order the original set for the same reason.  Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rustywok on Wed, 29 March 2017, 12:03:21
got a shipping notification already? for reals already shipping out? :D

I just got one of those last night. Even gave me a tracking #.  :)) I'm going to assume it's a Paypal glitch. 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: chromatically on Wed, 29 March 2017, 12:46:11
got a shipping notification already? for reals already shipping out? :D

I just got one of those last night. Even gave me a tracking #.  :)) I'm going to assume it's a Paypal glitch.

I was told it's paypal verifying they're not scammers pretty much so they have sent some stickers/things to the randomly flagged orders
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rustywok on Wed, 29 March 2017, 13:53:26
got a shipping notification already? for reals already shipping out? :D

I just got one of those last night. Even gave me a tracking #.  :)) I'm going to assume it's a Paypal glitch.

I was told it's paypal verifying they're not scammers pretty much so they have sent some stickers/things to the randomly flagged orders

Thanks. Much appreciated. I noticed that my Paypal account has recently been labeled "unverified" when it's been a "verified" account for the last 8 years or so. (Hopefully that's not bouncing me out of raffles because it's not true.) Time to rattle PP's cage and see what is up. I've been using Paypal much more then usual for all these group buys. That and a recent burst of MM aftermarket purchases coupled with a lot of eBay camera buys might have flagged me. Hopefully it's random and not something screwy in the system.   
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 29 March 2017, 13:54:43
You can pregenerate shipping labels pretty far in advance of actual shipping with USPS
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: chromatically on Wed, 29 March 2017, 15:01:29
You can pregenerate shipping labels pretty far in advance of actual shipping with USPS

last i checked USPS doesn't operate out of malaysia.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Traveler on Wed, 29 March 2017, 16:33:21
I got a shipping notification as well. Oh paypal...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Cerasis on Thu, 30 March 2017, 22:06:34
I forgot to ask, but came to mind just now.

What shipping method would be used for this buy? I don't think the question popped up over the course of the thread. Feel free to correct me, though.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 30 March 2017, 23:06:34
got a shipping notification already? for reals already shipping out? :D

I just got one of those last night. Even gave me a tracking #.  :)) I'm going to assume it's a Paypal glitch.

I was told it's paypal verifying they're not scammers pretty much so they have sent some stickers/things to the randomly flagged orders

Thanks. Much appreciated. I noticed that my Paypal account has recently been labeled "unverified" when it's been a "verified" account for the last 8 years or so. (Hopefully that's not bouncing me out of raffles because it's not true.) Time to rattle PP's cage and see what is up. I've been using Paypal much more then usual for all these group buys. That and a recent burst of MM aftermarket purchases coupled with a lot of eBay camera buys might have flagged me. Hopefully it's random and not something screwy in the system.
Mine does this sometimes and I noticed it all depends on my form of payment.  My bank account and 2 cards have verified addresses through PayPal and 1 of my cards doesn't.  If I use the card that doesn't have the address linked it shows up as not verified.  Might be different than your situation though.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rustywok on Fri, 31 March 2017, 11:15:40
got a shipping notification already? for reals already shipping out? :D

I just got one of those last night. Even gave me a tracking #.  :)) I'm going to assume it's a Paypal glitch.
I was told it's paypal verifying they're not scammers pretty much so they have sent some stickers/things to the randomly flagged orders

Thanks. Much appreciated. I noticed that my Paypal account has recently been labeled "unverified" when it's been a "verified" account for the last 8 years or so. (Hopefully that's not bouncing me out of raffles because it's not true.) Time to rattle PP's cage and see what is up. I've been using Paypal much more then usual for all these group buys. That and a recent burst of MM aftermarket purchases coupled with a lot of eBay camera buys might have flagged me. Hopefully it's random and not something screwy in the system.
Mine does this sometimes and I noticed it all depends on my form of payment.  My bank account and 2 cards have verified addresses through PayPal and 1 of my cards doesn't.  If I use the card that doesn't have the address linked it shows up as not verified.  Might be different than your situation though.

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Very likely that's what happened. Sounds right. Bank account and a couple of cards here as well. Thanks. I'll watch what happens when I change funding sources.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: eddible on Sun, 02 April 2017, 08:27:05
Is it possible to add on a brass plate to my order?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Sun, 02 April 2017, 10:59:17
Is it possible to add on a brass plate to my order?

It seems like when everything with the main order is settled we'll have a chance to add on to what we've got. I had been waiting to see if I could add an additional aluminum base and was told that was possible. I'm sure we'll know prices and availability of additional pieces in the next month or two. <3
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: eddible on Sun, 02 April 2017, 11:02:49
Is it possible to add on a brass plate to my order?

It seems like when everything with the main order is settled we'll have a chance to add on to what we've got. I had been waiting to see if I could add an additional aluminum base and was told that was possible. I'm sure we'll know prices and availability of additional pieces in the next month or two. <3
Ah cool, thanks for that. :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: merutz on Mon, 03 April 2017, 08:08:52
Any updates guys?  :-* Show us some more pics!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Marvellion on Mon, 03 April 2017, 09:50:15
+1 for the updates! Some pictures would be awesome but I'm also fine with anything new related to EXENT

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: quadcube on Mon, 03 April 2017, 11:04:06
(http://i.imgur.com/iBkHOdf.jpg)
 ;D
Any updates guys?  :-* Show us some more pics!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Data on Mon, 03 April 2017, 12:27:06
(http://i.imgur.com/8hT7Ovt.gif)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 03 April 2017, 23:46:34
Any updates guys?  :-* Show us some more pics!
They are working on the top now. There isn't really much to show at this moment, besides blocks of aluminum.
I will post some pic once the top is almost ready (as in when you can see the shape of it)

Haha. Have a nice week ahead guys!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: merutz on Tue, 04 April 2017, 03:22:11
Any updates guys?  :-* Show us some more pics!
They are working on the top now. There isn't really much to show at this moment, besides blocks of aluminum.
I will post some pic once the top is almost ready (as in when you can see the shape of it)

Haha. Have a nice week ahead guys!

Thanks guys! Good lookin' quadcube  :-*
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: BunnyLake on Tue, 04 April 2017, 16:10:38
Any updates guys?  :-* Show us some more pics!
They are working on the top now. There isn't really much to show at this moment, besides blocks of aluminum.
I will post some pic once the top is almost ready (as in when you can see the shape of it)

Haha. Have a nice week ahead guys!

great news sir, thanks so much for your work on this project, its going to be amazing im sure
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 04 April 2017, 21:18:29
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/iBkHOdf.jpg)

 ;D
Any updates guys?  :-* Show us some more pics!


Goddamn I'm so hyped for mine
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sherryton on Wed, 05 April 2017, 01:21:25
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/iBkHOdf.jpg)

 ;D
Any updates guys?  :-* Show us some more pics!


Goddamn I'm so hyped for mine

Great work :) I can't wait for mine either
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 05 April 2017, 02:31:53
I forgot to ask, but came to mind just now.

What shipping method would be used for this buy? I don't think the question popped up over the course of the thread. Feel free to correct me, though.
We are looking to use Pos Malaysia (Ems?) for now. DHL and S.F. Express have pretty good deal for parcel over 3kg, so we might use them as well.
But don't worry, tracking will be provided once they are shipped.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sushi on Wed, 05 April 2017, 02:43:45
Hey guys,

Sadly I need to let go of my spot. I have the dark gray color w/ dull brass plate and keycaps. PM if you'd like to take it over!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Wed, 05 April 2017, 03:27:30
I am looking to pass my spot on to someone else.  Base kit for a Black Exent (You can still make a color change if you like)
 
Basic Kit (inclusive of case with poly-carbonate bottom and 8° feet, pre-assembled PCB) $198 - Black   $198.00      
Stabilizers $6 per set (screw-in)   $6.00   1   $6.00      
Stabilizers $6 per set (standard)   $6.00   1   $6.00      
Shipping   $40.00   1   $40.00      
Fee   $11.83   1   $11.83      
Subtotal   $261.83   
   
Total   $261.83 USD

http://i.imgur.com/7CfKURn.png 
 
Message me here, on slack with the same username or /u/greychillstep on reddit.

I have already talked to Juahenza who approved the swap.
 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 05 April 2017, 03:34:47
I am looking to pass my spot on to someone else.  Base kit for a Black Exent
 
Basic Kit (inclusive of case with poly-carbonate bottom and 8° feet, pre-assembled PCB) $198 - Black   $198.00      
Stabilizers $6 per set (screw-in)   $6.00   1   $6.00      
Stabilizers $6 per set (standard)   $6.00   1   $6.00      
Shipping   $40.00   1   $40.00      
Fee   $11.83   1   $11.83      
Subtotal   $261.83   
   
Total   $261.83 USD

http://i.imgur.com/7CfKURn.png 
 
Message me here, on slack with the same username or /u/greychillstep on reddit.

I have already talked to Juahenza who approved the swap.
Hey guys,

Sadly I need to let go of my spot. I have the dark gray color w/ dull brass plate and keycaps. PM if you'd like to take it over!
We still allow the color change for whoever taking over these orders.

We did have have a small amount kept at PayPal for occasion like this, but the money is being held by PayPal =(
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: gnarlsagan on Wed, 05 April 2017, 12:02:29
 
Hey guys,

Sadly I need to let go of my spot. I have the dark gray color w/ dull brass plate and keycaps. PM if you'd like to take it over!

I'd like to take over this order, but I don't want the keycaps. Possible?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: xondat on Wed, 05 April 2017, 12:34:09
Hey guys,

Sadly I need to let go of my spot. I have the dark gray color w/ dull brass plate and keycaps. PM if you'd like to take it over!

I'd like to take over this order, but I don't want the keycaps. Possible?

I'd buy the keycaps from you!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: keyit on Wed, 05 April 2017, 22:48:45
i still have a black kit w/ brass plate, looking for someone to take over.

Basic Kit (inclusive of case with poly-carbonate bottom and 8° feet, pre-assembled PCB) $198-Black   $198.00   1   $198.00      
Dull polished brass +25$   $25.00   1   $25.00      
Shipping   $50.00   1   $50.00      
Fee   $12.89   1   $12.89      
Subtotal   $285.89   
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 07 April 2017, 20:06:22
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/iBkHOdf.jpg)

 ;D
Any updates guys?  :-* Show us some more pics!


Goddamn I'm so hyped for mine

HYPE HYPE HYPE
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Hongwei on Tue, 18 April 2017, 01:21:13
I just send that order doc, any chance to get one?


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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Data on Tue, 18 April 2017, 06:32:22
I just send that order doc, any chance to get one?


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Orders have been closed for a long time.  I have no idea why the order form is still up, but it doesn't do anything. 

Quote
Project Timeline
- Groupbuy ends 22th February 2016
- Payment deadline 28th February 2016
- Production 12-16 weeks
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dubious on Tue, 18 April 2017, 12:42:03
it's probably a little late to bring this up, but I just noticed there is no red ISO enter? :(
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Tue, 18 April 2017, 15:53:46

We did have have a small amount kept at PayPal for occasion like this, but the money is being held by PayPal =(

Oh bummer!  I hope they unfreeze your account soon.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: monkeyplusplus on Thu, 20 April 2017, 14:47:26
Diiiiiid anybody else get some neato stickers in the mail from someone related to the GB? Or was that just me? They're pretty coo' :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 20 April 2017, 15:45:55
Diiiiiid anybody else get some neato stickers in the mail from someone related to the GB? Or was that just me? They're pretty coo' :)

Yep, got mine yesterday! Look pretty fun. Also gives me a rough idea of how long the keyboard might take to arrive at more door once it ships haha.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Thu, 20 April 2017, 15:48:10
Diiiiiid anybody else get some neato stickers in the mail from someone related to the GB? Or was that just me? They're pretty coo' :)

Yep, got mine yesterday! Look pretty fun. Also gives me a rough idea of how long the keyboard might take to arrive at more door once it ships haha.


Did you get an email for tracking or any information before you received it?  I'm in Toronto and was part of the Gb but haven't received anything yet. q.q. Can you share a picture or tell us what it was?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Carlos_the_turtle on Thu, 20 April 2017, 15:50:50
Diiiiiid anybody else get some neato stickers in the mail from someone related to the GB? Or was that just me? They're pretty coo' :)

Yep, got mine yesterday! Look pretty fun. Also gives me a rough idea of how long the keyboard might take to arrive at more door once it ships haha.


Did you get an email for tracking or any information before you received it?  I'm in Toronto and was part of the Gb but haven't received anything yet. q.q. Can you share a picture or tell us what it was?
The stickers only went to the people who's money was being held up by PayPal is my understanding.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Thu, 20 April 2017, 17:00:58
Diiiiiid anybody else get some neato stickers in the mail from someone related to the GB? Or was that just me? They're pretty coo' :)

Yep, got mine yesterday! Look pretty fun. Also gives me a rough idea of how long the keyboard might take to arrive at more door once it ships haha.


Did you get an email for tracking or any information before you received it?  I'm in Toronto and was part of the Gb but haven't received anything yet. q.q. Can you share a picture or tell us what it was?
The stickers only went to the people who's money was being held up by PayPal is my understanding.

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Ohhhh interesting, thank you! Would still love to see a picture if possible! (:
Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 20 April 2017, 17:48:23
Ohhhh interesting, thank you! Would still love to see a picture if possible! (:

Here's a pic of mine (sorry for the bad lighting and I think the bottom one is upside down).
(https://i.imgur.com/9xyeMkV.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Thu, 20 April 2017, 17:53:21
Ahhh I should have known better than to ask for pictures. Now I'm jealous haha. Maybe we'll all get some when the order ships. :( they look great though thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Jokrik on Fri, 21 April 2017, 08:17:21
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2903/33365481113_c0603dd06a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SQoP6K)
Exent (a) (https://flic.kr/p/SQoP6K) by Hanshen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jokrik/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2890/34176547285_8bbdf88b58_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U54JPg)
Exent (m) (https://flic.kr/p/U54JPg) by Hanshen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jokrik/), on Flickr

Album link: https://flic.kr/s/aHskYbqpYW
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: merutz on Fri, 21 April 2017, 08:21:04
Show Image
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2903/33365481113_c0603dd06a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SQoP6K)

Exent (a) (https://flic.kr/p/SQoP6K) by Hanshen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jokrik/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2890/34176547285_8bbdf88b58_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U54JPg)
Exent (m) (https://flic.kr/p/U54JPg) by Hanshen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jokrik/), on Flickr

Album link: https://flic.kr/s/aHskYbqpYW

Just speechless. Wow!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: flyingpike on Fri, 21 April 2017, 08:42:42
Show Image
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2903/33365481113_c0603dd06a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SQoP6K)

Exent (a) (https://flic.kr/p/SQoP6K) by Hanshen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jokrik/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2890/34176547285_8bbdf88b58_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U54JPg)
Exent (m) (https://flic.kr/p/U54JPg) by Hanshen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jokrik/), on Flickr

Album link: https://flic.kr/s/aHskYbqpYW

Oh hells yeah. Super sexy. Wondering if black may not have been the way to go here, but regardless glad I got two (grey & pink).
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Fri, 21 April 2017, 08:50:37
Show Image
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2903/33365481113_c0603dd06a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SQoP6K)

Exent (a) (https://flic.kr/p/SQoP6K) by Hanshen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jokrik/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2890/34176547285_8bbdf88b58_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U54JPg)
Exent (m) (https://flic.kr/p/U54JPg) by Hanshen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jokrik/), on Flickr

Album link: https://flic.kr/s/aHskYbqpYW


Oh Senpai thank you! If you don't mind, what is that keycap set? Love at first sight.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 21 April 2017, 09:05:05
Oh Senpai thank you! If you don't mind, what is that keycap set? Love at first sight.

GMK Penumbra.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Fri, 21 April 2017, 09:13:54
Thank you. ^_^  I feel dumb. Of course it is. q.q
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: BaconEggandCheeseBagel on Fri, 21 April 2017, 10:53:56
I so regret not getting a brass plate :(
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Traveler on Fri, 21 April 2017, 10:57:12
Black vs Grey was one of the hardest decisions I've made. Looking at these delightful pics makes my wonder if I should have went with black. Ugh. Should have just bought them both.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 21 April 2017, 11:03:02
No qualms getting the black here - by far the most fitting colour for the theme, in my opinion (even without the GMK set that'll be coming with it). However I might regret not getting a pink case too, might do that still if there are any extras after all's said and done.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: monkeyplusplus on Fri, 21 April 2017, 12:00:54
Those were the same stickers I got that were pictured above, btw.

So what was the deal with the Paypal money holdup that resulted in this sticker thing?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sachin3767 on Fri, 21 April 2017, 12:40:15
Glad I went with black. Gorgeous pictures Jokrik and the prototype looks freaking awesome. Thank you for sharing
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rustywok on Fri, 21 April 2017, 12:46:49
Those were the same stickers I got that were pictured above, btw.

So what was the deal with the Paypal money holdup that resulted in this sticker thing?

Not sure but what I gathered from juahenza when I PM'd asking about the stickers was that Paypal picked some accounts at random and had them mail stickers to the account holders. I guess the payments came from juahenza's end cause I only sent funds once and that was for the board kit. I do remember getting that shipping notification a while back. I thought it was just a glitch in Paypal but maybe that was just the stickers shipping out. No complaints from my end though. I love the stickers.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: monkeyplusplus on Fri, 21 April 2017, 12:54:13
Ooooh I see. Is there a contact person I could talk to, at least to thank them for the stickers and make sure my payment is in good shape? I'd hate to miss out on this board after dropping a ton of cash on it just because of Paypal weirdness.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rustywok on Fri, 21 April 2017, 13:51:50
Ooooh I see. Is there a contact person I could talk to, at least to thank them for the stickers and make sure my payment is in good shape? I'd hate to miss out on this board after dropping a ton of cash on it just because of Paypal weirdness.

juahenza, I guess? That's who I contacted via PM. I asked him who designed the stickers but haven't heard back on that ask. He did write back and explained what happened though. 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: danielucf on Fri, 21 April 2017, 15:14:33
Was there any word on adding the GMK keys if the set was expanded? I passed because of budget and stuff I felt the set was missing, and if I have the option to add it now in it's expanded state I'd like to do so.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: TerryMathews on Fri, 21 April 2017, 21:30:30
Was there any word on adding the GMK keys if the set was expanded? I passed because of budget and stuff I felt the set was missing, and if I have the option to add it now in it's expanded state I'd like to do so.

I hope so - I want a set too.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Jemaunji on Fri, 21 April 2017, 22:22:22
If anyone is still looking to get rid of their order in black let me know.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: keyit on Sat, 22 April 2017, 00:28:17
If anyone is still looking to get rid of their order in black let me know.  :thumb:

pm'd you
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: cong314159 on Sun, 23 April 2017, 22:07:40
Please PM me if anyone looking to sell their EXENT.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: lastninjax3 on Mon, 24 April 2017, 21:53:45
If anyone is looking to sell, lmk.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: swimmingbird on Tue, 25 April 2017, 04:32:18
Isn't Originative going to be selling them?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: merutz on Tue, 25 April 2017, 05:21:52
Isn't Originative going to be selling them?

From what I know, they are exclusive to the Exent. They will not be sold outside of this GB.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Tue, 25 April 2017, 08:13:14
Isn't Originative going to be selling them?

There are going to be some available through Originative afterwards, I believe that try purchased a couple through this group buy with the express intent of keeping stock and reselling. Prices will be inflated as a result though.

From what I know, they are exclusive to the Exent. They will not be sold outside of this GB.

Isn't Originative going to be selling them?

From what I know, they are exclusive to the Exent. They will not be sold outside of this GB.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: gaunt on Fri, 28 April 2017, 06:45:27
I'm looking for someone to take over my order, it's a silver Exent with a silver aluminum bottom (base kit 198$, silver aluminum bottom +30$, shipping 40$ and fee 12.66$ for a total of 280.66$). Juahenza's told me it's still possible to change colour for someone taking over, though I assume you can't opt out of the aluminum bottom. Proof: http://i.imgur.com/6vcOSkh.jpg.

If interested, PM me here or on reddit (u/gauntz).
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: h3xadat on Fri, 28 April 2017, 07:52:26
I'm looking for someone to take over my order, it's a silver Exent with a silver aluminum bottom (base kit 198$, silver aluminum bottom +30$, shipping 40$ and fee 12.66$ for a total of 280.66$). Juahenza's told me it's still possible to change colour for someone taking over, though I assume you can't opt out of the aluminum bottom. Proof: http://i.imgur.com/6vcOSkh.jpg.

If interested, PM me here or on reddit (u/gauntz).

PM sent.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Gettys on Fri, 28 April 2017, 14:27:58
Anybody heard anything about how the production is going?  Just wanted to check in on how things were coming along.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Data on Fri, 28 April 2017, 14:56:24
Anybody heard anything about how the production is going?  Just wanted to check in on how things were coming along.
A few production photos would be killer.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 28 April 2017, 17:32:33
Anybody heard anything about how the production is going?  Just wanted to check in on how things were coming along.
A few production photos would be killer.

I can feel the hype building. 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: popkorn62 on Fri, 28 April 2017, 17:46:59
I cannot wait for this. A lot of boards gonna get delivered this year. So excited!!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: demorior on Mon, 01 May 2017, 23:18:20
Hi everyone.
Made a pixel Exent based off of Sealcouch's keyboard signatures w/ the GMK keys that come with the Premium kit.
Feel free to use it :)

(http://i.imgur.com/SWvMuU0.png)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Mon, 01 May 2017, 23:31:31
Hi everyone.
Made a pixel Exent based off of Sealcouch's keyboard signatures w/ the GMK keys that come with the Premium kit.
Feel free to use it :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SWvMuU0.png)


Can you do all the colors?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Mon, 01 May 2017, 23:33:10
Hi everyone.
Made a pixel Exent based off of Sealcouch's keyboard signatures w/ the GMK keys that come with the Premium kit.
Feel free to use it :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SWvMuU0.png)


emorior link=topic=87213.msg2415706#msg2415706 date=1493698700]
Hi everyone.
Made a pixel Exent based off of Sealcouch's keyboard signatures w/ the GMK keys that come with the Premium kit.
Feel free to use it :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SWvMuU0.png)


Can you do all the colors?
[/quote]

I think he meant thank you. :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: demorior on Mon, 01 May 2017, 23:34:08
Hi everyone.
Made a pixel Exent based off of Sealcouch's keyboard signatures w/ the GMK keys that come with the Premium kit.
Feel free to use it :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SWvMuU0.png)


Can you do all the colors?

yeah didn't even think of doing that :) i'll post again when i have all of them
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: demorior on Mon, 01 May 2017, 23:43:41
Black:

(http://i.imgur.com/L2uOHam.png)

Silver:

(http://i.imgur.com/wC6Z1Le.png)

Grey:

(http://i.imgur.com/JdXDS0t.png)

Blue:

(http://i.imgur.com/MvNkDP9.png)

Pink:

(http://i.imgur.com/jitwopg.png)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: yuktsi on Tue, 02 May 2017, 00:14:18
Black:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/L2uOHam.png)


Silver:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wC6Z1Le.png)


Grey:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JdXDS0t.png)


Blue:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MvNkDP9.png)


Pink:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/jitwopg.png)

<3
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: demorior on Tue, 02 May 2017, 01:10:22
Black:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/L2uOHam.png)


Silver:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wC6Z1Le.png)


Grey:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JdXDS0t.png)


Blue:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MvNkDP9.png)


Pink:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/jitwopg.png)

<3

Love my Aconic Goos that I got! Huge fan.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 02 May 2017, 01:30:36
Black:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/L2uOHam.png)


Silver:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wC6Z1Le.png)


Grey:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JdXDS0t.png)


Blue:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MvNkDP9.png)


Pink:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/jitwopg.png)



Dope tits
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dr_derivative on Tue, 02 May 2017, 07:45:18
I did some pixel art too, I hope you don't mind. Here's the Exent with XDA Canvas, GMK Laser and SA Dasher

(http://i.imgur.com/IzRUfWb.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/0KVIagN.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/ALsTW9S.png)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: eddible on Tue, 02 May 2017, 09:26:33
The pink one with Laser looks so awesome!!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: demorior on Tue, 02 May 2017, 10:58:28
I did some pixel art too, I hope you don't mind. Here's the Exent with XDA Canvas, GMK Laser and SA Dasher

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/IzRUfWb.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/0KVIagN.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ALsTW9S.png)


This makes me so excited to see what keys people end up putting on their boards!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 02 May 2017, 11:32:21
I did some pixel art too, I hope you don't mind. Here's the Exent with XDA Canvas, GMK Laser and SA Dasher

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/IzRUfWb.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/0KVIagN.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ALsTW9S.png)


This makes me so excited to see what keys people end up putting on their boards!

SA Ashen:https://en.zfrontier.com/collections/keysets/products/sa-max-ashen . Can you maybe do a pixel art for that keyset? On silver.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dr_derivative on Tue, 02 May 2017, 13:32:57
SA Ashen:https://en.zfrontier.com/collections/keysets/products/sa-max-ashen . Can you maybe do a pixel art for that keyset? On silver.

(http://i.imgur.com/o2Ok4T0.png)

Here you go!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 02 May 2017, 14:17:23
SA Ashen:https://en.zfrontier.com/collections/keysets/products/sa-max-ashen . Can you maybe do a pixel art for that keyset? On silver.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/o2Ok4T0.png)


Here you go!

You da dopest.

Anyone wanna do pixel art for the F62/F77?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dr_derivative on Tue, 02 May 2017, 15:28:51
Here's one of each

(http://i.imgur.com/0TYPuzI.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ak8ZLSo.png)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 02 May 2017, 20:14:40
Here's one of each

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/0TYPuzI.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Ak8ZLSo.png)


So tite
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dubious on Wed, 03 May 2017, 16:23:58
Anybody heard anything about how the production is going?  Just wanted to check in on how things were coming along.
A few production photos would be killer.

I can feel the hype building.

also curious about this...

I saw m65 moving along on time, is Exent done by the same manufacturer?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 03 May 2017, 20:55:43
Anybody heard anything about how the production is going?  Just wanted to check in on how things were coming along.
A few production photos would be killer.

I can feel the hype building.

also curious about this...

I saw m65 moving along on time, is Exent done by the same manufacturer?
We are still in schedule to start shipping in late June. I am too waiting for some pictures from the manufacturer. EXENT will be done by a different manufacturer.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dubious on Thu, 04 May 2017, 11:49:05
Anybody heard anything about how the production is going?  Just wanted to check in on how things were coming along.
A few production photos would be killer.

I can feel the hype building.

also curious about this...

I saw m65 moving along on time, is Exent done by the same manufacturer?
We are still in schedule to start shipping in late June. I am too waiting for some pictures from the manufacturer. EXENT will be done by a different manufacturer.

thank you sir! ;D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: monkeyplusplus on Fri, 05 May 2017, 19:11:06
A couple people (myself and Wootpatoot, over on r/mk) are planning on doing alternate ortho switchplates and pcb's for the M65-A. I'd love to do one for the Exent as well. I'm on ortho nearly 100% of the time, and I think both these boards would make amazing platforms for ortho setups. Would anybody here be at all interested in that?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: neon_tom on Fri, 05 May 2017, 19:23:08
A couple people (myself and Wootpatoot, over on r/mk) are planning on doing alternate ortho switchplates and pcb's for the M65-A. I'd love to do one for the Exent as well. I'm on ortho nearly 100% of the time, and I think both these boards would make amazing platforms for ortho setups. Would anybody here be at all interested in that?

This sounds super cool. I'd definitely be interested.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: flyingpike on Fri, 05 May 2017, 19:31:50
A couple people (myself and Wootpatoot, over on r/mk) are planning on doing alternate ortho switchplates and pcb's for the M65-A. I'd love to do one for the Exent as well. I'm on ortho nearly 100% of the time, and I think both these boards would make amazing platforms for ortho setups. Would anybody here be at all interested in that?

Yes, interested. Bought two Exents. Have never tried ortho but would love to on one of these. Would keep my from buying a preonic too so I could dump more $$$ into keycaps...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: U47 on Sat, 06 May 2017, 23:01:47
A couple people (myself and Wootpatoot, over on r/mk) are planning on doing alternate ortho switchplates and pcb's for the M65-A. I'd love to do one for the Exent as well. I'm on ortho nearly 100% of the time, and I think both these boards would make amazing platforms for ortho setups. Would anybody here be at all interested in that?
God yes.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dib_dubious on Sat, 06 May 2017, 23:06:45
A couple people (myself and Wootpatoot, over on r/mk) are planning on doing alternate ortho switchplates and pcb's for the M65-A. I'd love to do one for the Exent as well. I'm on ortho nearly 100% of the time, and I think both these boards would make amazing platforms for ortho setups. Would anybody here be at all interested in that?

I'd be interested in an ortho layout as well for both boards.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: yuktsi on Sun, 07 May 2017, 00:47:37
A couple people (myself and Wootpatoot, over on r/mk) are planning on doing alternate ortho switchplates and pcb's for the M65-A. I'd love to do one for the Exent as well. I'm on ortho nearly 100% of the time, and I think both these boards would make amazing platforms for ortho setups. Would anybody here be at all interested in that?

I'd be interested in an ortho layout as well for both boards.
how does ortho layout look like?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: ntw on Sun, 07 May 2017, 05:13:37
A couple people (myself and Wootpatoot, over on r/mk) are planning on doing alternate ortho switchplates and pcb's for the M65-A. I'd love to do one for the Exent as well. I'm on ortho nearly 100% of the time, and I think both these boards would make amazing platforms for ortho setups. Would anybody here be at all interested in that?

I'd be interested in an ortho layout as well for both boards.
how does ortho layout look like?

its those layouts that are lined up perfectly, eg Planck

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b0/3e/87/b03e876a08b29a9e17cd42e67a491205.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: speedemonv12 on Sun, 07 May 2017, 06:45:14
That could be cool in a board like this.

Side note, can anyone tell me if hotlites will work with this PCB? If so, which ones?

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: leoparder on Sun, 07 May 2017, 16:23:50
A couple people (myself and Wootpatoot, over on r/mk) are planning on doing alternate ortho switchplates and pcb's for the M65-A. I'd love to do one for the Exent as well. I'm on ortho nearly 100% of the time, and I think both these boards would make amazing platforms for ortho setups. Would anybody here be at all interested in that?


Very interesting ! Can we leave an email somewhere ?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: monkeyplusplus on Mon, 08 May 2017, 13:38:02
Oh, I'll for sure speak up again about it when I determine if it's feasible! I'll need to have the board in-hand first. Glad to see at least a few people are interested, since that makes making PCBs a tiny bit cheaper.

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Wed, 10 May 2017, 15:58:10
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sachin3767 on Wed, 10 May 2017, 16:43:33
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Wed, 10 May 2017, 17:01:41
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.
 


Oh thank you! It will be the first board I have to assemble myself. A bit nervous. A lot excited. I'm sure I can find some resources, but is there anywhere you could point me for first time doing so? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: monkeyplusplus on Wed, 10 May 2017, 17:25:12
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.
 


Oh thank you! It will be the first board I have to assemble myself. A bit nervous. A lot excited. I'm sure I can find some resources, but is there anywhere you could point me for first time doing so? Thanks in advance!
Wow, quite a board to start with!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 10 May 2017, 17:30:30
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.

The LEDs aren't presoldered?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Wed, 10 May 2017, 17:32:00
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.
 


Oh thank you! It will be the first board I have to assemble myself. A bit nervous. A lot excited. I'm sure I can find some resources, but is there anywhere you could point me for first time doing so? Thanks in advance!
Wow, quite a board to start with!


Haha I couldn't agree more. I've become pretty close with Rama since the Gb started. The M65 was the first board I saw that really brought me into this community and I missed it by about a week. I spent more than a month trying to decide on what board to dive in on. I couldn't have made a better choice. So eager to get this project going. My other choices were a Das ultimate, the POK3R rgb, or a ducky 5.  I also picked up a Glorious Modular for my wife which is fantastic. I'm a writer, and I realized the keyboard really should be the centerpiece of my world. So RAMA wins.

RAMA always wins.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: cynviloq on Wed, 10 May 2017, 18:10:01
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.

The LEDs aren't presoldered?

RGB underglow should already be attached, but individual in-switch LEDs for obvious reasons do not come pre-assembled.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 10 May 2017, 21:43:05
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.

The LEDs aren't presoldered?

RGB underglow should already be attached, but individual in-switch LEDs for obvious reasons do not come pre-assembled.

Ya that's what I meant. I don't plan on putting LED switches in, but I wanted to make sure the underglow was pre-installed.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: rustywok on Wed, 10 May 2017, 22:17:16
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.
 


Oh thank you! It will be the first board I have to assemble myself. A bit nervous. A lot excited. I'm sure I can find some resources, but is there anywhere you could point me for first time doing so? Thanks in advance!

I've been looking around for soldering tutorials and a few people have mentioned this guy. It's a 3 part you tube tutorial and the basic soldering techniques are really well explained. Not keyboard specific but still pretty valuable for people just starting out...of which I include myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Sb21qbpEQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Sb21qbpEQ)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYz5nIHH0iY#t=5.845611 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYz5nIHH0iY#t=5.845611)

EDIT: The first two tutorials are the ones to watch. The third one is for more advanced soldering.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Wed, 10 May 2017, 22:21:11
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.
 


Oh thank you! It will be the first board I have to assemble myself. A bit nervous. A lot excited. I'm sure I can find some resources, but is there anywhere you could point me for first time doing so? Thanks in advance!

I've been looking around for soldering tutorials and a few people have mentioned this guy. It's a 3 part you tube tutorial and the basic soldering techniques are really well explained. Not keyboard specific but still pretty valuable for people just starting out...of which I include myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Sb21qbpEQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Sb21qbpEQ)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYz5nIHH0iY#t=5.845611 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYz5nIHH0iY#t=5.845611)

EDIT: The first two tutorials are the ones to watch. The third one is for more advanced soldering.
 

Ahh thanks man! I was watching the series I found on input club but I will watch this now. You're the best!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sachin3767 on Thu, 11 May 2017, 00:42:12
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.
 


Oh thank you! It will be the first board I have to assemble myself. A bit nervous. A lot excited. I'm sure I can find some resources, but is there anywhere you could point me for first time doing so? Thanks in advance!

I've been looking around for soldering tutorials and a few people have mentioned this guy. It's a 3 part you tube tutorial and the basic soldering techniques are really well explained. Not keyboard specific but still pretty valuable for people just starting out...of which I include myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Sb21qbpEQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Sb21qbpEQ)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYz5nIHH0iY#t=5.845611 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYz5nIHH0iY#t=5.845611)

EDIT: The first two tutorials are the ones to watch. The third one is for more advanced soldering.
 

Ahh thanks man! I was watching the series I found on input club but I will watch this now. You're the best!

I agree, those videos helped me too. There is a few people that have done live keyboard soldering videos. Check out skiwithpete https://m.youtube.com/user/skiwithpete

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 12 May 2017, 13:09:56
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.
 

Oh thank you! It will be the first board I have to assemble myself. A bit nervous. A lot excited. I'm sure I can find some resources, but is there anywhere you could point me for first time doing so? Thanks in advance!

You will do great!  My first was an ErgoDox (original) and the SMDs were difficult to learn on.  Remember, heat the element (post) and push solder in.  Don't heat solder and expect it to stick to a cold post.  Try to keep solder for each switch to a minimum.  Clean little cones of metal.  Just shoot for those.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Fri, 12 May 2017, 13:54:19
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.
 

Oh thank you! It will be the first board I have to assemble myself. A bit nervous. A lot excited. I'm sure I can find some resources, but is there anywhere you could point me for first time doing so? Thanks in advance!

You will do great!  My first was an ErgoDox (original) and the SMDs were difficult to learn on.  Remember, heat the element (post) and push solder in.  Don't heat solder and expect it to stick to a cold post.  Try to keep solder for each switch to a minimum.  Clean little cones of metal.  Just shoot for those.
  OCD tendencies strong. I am super excited to start this. Going to pick up that Hakka 888 and make sure I get lots of use out of it. Love this community.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: danielucf on Mon, 15 May 2017, 12:57:08
Was there any word on adding the GMK keys if the set was expanded? I passed because of budget and stuff I felt the set was missing, and if I have the option to add it now in it's expanded state I'd like to do so.

I don't think we ever got an official response on this. With added keys I'd like the set.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: PollandAkuma on Mon, 15 May 2017, 15:25:11
At first I hated it, but now I want one...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Cerasis on Mon, 15 May 2017, 23:41:08
Any status updates on the GMK?

I too would like to know if the set will be expanded so i can think about making a different bottom row  :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Tue, 16 May 2017, 18:20:28
Maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember if the deluxe version comes preassembled or not? I feel like I remember reading it was, but can't seem to find the proof. Thanks in advance.

It's not a dumb question - the diodes and smd components are preassembled. You have to solder in the switches and LEDs.
 

Oh thank you! It will be the first board I have to assemble myself. A bit nervous. A lot excited. I'm sure I can find some resources, but is there anywhere you could point me for first time doing so? Thanks in advance!

You will do great!  My first was an ErgoDox (original) and the SMDs were difficult to learn on.  Remember, heat the element (post) and push solder in.  Don't heat solder and expect it to stick to a cold post.  Try to keep solder for each switch to a minimum.  Clean little cones of metal.  Just shoot for those.
  OCD tendencies strong. I am super excited to start this. Going to pick up that Hakka 888 and make sure I get lots of use out of it. Love this community.

It's great.  And it's so rare to meet a keyboarder in real life, so when we have meetups, it's a lot of fun!  hoping we get that expanded GMK set!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 16 May 2017, 18:43:38
Was there any word on adding the GMK keys if the set was expanded? I passed because of budget and stuff I felt the set was missing, and if I have the option to add it now in it's expanded state I'd like to do so.

I don't think we ever got an official response on this. With added keys I'd like the set.

We wanted to add it, but there wasn't a lot of feedback on it. We ended up omitting it. The set is in track for August, 2017.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: RocketGruntJake on Wed, 17 May 2017, 12:25:23
When is this scheduled to ship? Do we have to wait on the keyset?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: zurikade on Wed, 17 May 2017, 12:55:26
Keyboards are on track to ship late June
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dubious on Wed, 17 May 2017, 13:40:19
Was there any word on adding the GMK keys if the set was expanded? I passed because of budget and stuff I felt the set was missing, and if I have the option to add it now in it's expanded state I'd like to do so.

I don't think we ever got an official response on this. With added keys I'd like the set.

We wanted to add it, but there wasn't a lot of feedback on it. We ended up omitting it. The set is in track for August, 2017.

Keyboards are on track to ship late June


When is this scheduled to ship? Do we have to wait on the keyset?

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 17 May 2017, 22:37:59
Was there any word on adding the GMK keys if the set was expanded? I passed because of budget and stuff I felt the set was missing, and if I have the option to add it now in it's expanded state I'd like to do so.

I don't think we ever got an official response on this. With added keys I'd like the set.

We wanted to add it, but there wasn't a lot of feedback on it. We ended up omitting it. The set is in track for August, 2017.

Keyboards are on track to ship late June


When is this scheduled to ship? Do we have to wait on the keyset?
Unfortunately for those who have opted for the premium kit, you will need to wait on the keyset.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: dubious on Thu, 18 May 2017, 00:06:02
Was there any word on adding the GMK keys if the set was expanded? I passed because of budget and stuff I felt the set was missing, and if I have the option to add it now in it's expanded state I'd like to do so.

I don't think we ever got an official response on this. With added keys I'd like the set.

We wanted to add it, but there wasn't a lot of feedback on it. We ended up omitting it. The set is in track for August, 2017.

Keyboards are on track to ship late June


When is this scheduled to ship? Do we have to wait on the keyset?
Unfortunately for those who have opted for the premium kit, you will need to wait on the keyset.

Thanks jauhenza! that's fine, was just curious  ;D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Cerasis on Thu, 18 May 2017, 11:41:23
Was there any word on adding the GMK keys if the set was expanded? I passed because of budget and stuff I felt the set was missing, and if I have the option to add it now in it's expanded state I'd like to do so.

I don't think we ever got an official response on this. With added keys I'd like the set.

We wanted to add it, but there wasn't a lot of feedback on it. We ended up omitting it. The set is in track for August, 2017.

Keyboards are on track to ship late June


When is this scheduled to ship? Do we have to wait on the keyset?
Unfortunately for those who have opted for the premium kit, you will need to wait on the keyset.

That's completely fine :)
Thanks for answering the concern! :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 18 May 2017, 16:30:34
so.. what? sorry, i have not been tracking this lately. the premium kit is going to ship with a GMK set that does not support all the layouts that the pcb supports?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: sherryton on Thu, 18 May 2017, 16:35:22
so.. what? sorry, i have not been tracking this lately. the premium kit is going to ship with a GMK set that does not support all the layouts that the pcb supports?

The GMK set is going to ship with the set that was listed with the premium kit, http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 18 May 2017, 17:16:43
so.. what? sorry, i have not been tracking this lately. the premium kit is going to ship with a GMK set that does not support all the layouts that the pcb supports?

The GMK set is going to ship with the set that was listed with the premium kit, http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png

yeah, that set will not cover all the layouts possible by the pcb. so - a person may end up with a kit and keyset that dont work together, depending on the layout they want to use :/

(http://i.imgur.com/6cDtc79.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YyiDVrM.png)


Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: eddible on Fri, 19 May 2017, 00:59:19
While you are correct, I don't think the GMK set needs to necessarily cover all possible layouts. The kit is designed to cover the most popular layouts, people will need to use a different keyset to cover anything more unusual. I assume this is a cost thing, the premium bundle is great value considering it includes a GMK keyset.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 19 May 2017, 16:10:51
While you are correct, I don't think the GMK set needs to necessarily cover all possible layouts. The kit is designed to cover the most popular layouts, people will need to use a different keyset to cover anything more unusual. I assume this is a cost thing, the premium bundle is great value considering it includes a GMK keyset.

The GMK set covers a single layout in ANSI and ISO.  So if you want the stock setup of the board, it works, otherwise, it doesn't.  I don't see it covering anything 'usual' let alone anything unusual.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: gnarlsagan on Fri, 19 May 2017, 16:13:16
While you are correct, I don't think the GMK set needs to necessarily cover all possible layouts. The kit is designed to cover the most popular layouts, people will need to use a different keyset to cover anything more unusual. I assume this is a cost thing, the premium bundle is great value considering it includes a GMK keyset.

The GMK set covers a single layout in ANSI and ISO.  So if you want the stock setup of the board, it works, otherwise, it doesn't.  I don't see it covering anything 'usual' let alone anything unusual.

Those two layouts are pretty usual.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: eddible on Fri, 19 May 2017, 16:25:09
While you are correct, I don't think the GMK set needs to necessarily cover all possible layouts. The kit is designed to cover the most popular layouts, people will need to use a different keyset to cover anything more unusual. I assume this is a cost thing, the premium bundle is great value considering it includes a GMK keyset.

The GMK set covers a single layout in ANSI and ISO.  So if you want the stock setup of the board, it works, otherwise, it doesn't.  I don't see it covering anything 'usual' let alone anything unusual.

Those two layouts are pretty usual.
Exactly, what usual layout do you want this to cover? I see it's missing (please say if I'm wrong or missed anything):
* Split backspace (unusual layout)
* 3x 1u modifiers right of spacebar (shown in renders, posts here suggest PCB supports it)
* 2.75 right shift (unusual for a 65% layout as the 1.75 shift with arrow key is a big selling point of the layout. So it isn't going to cover a standard 60%, but that isn't the purpose of the kit.)

Considering the price of the keyset in the context of the premium kit, I'm struggling to understand the frustration. Every extra key adds cost, I think what's being provided is a great compromise between coverage and cost.

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 19 May 2017, 16:45:10
split backspace and 3x1u modifiers are not any more unusual than the 65% layout itself. in fact, i think those keys are becoming more common for custom kits like this.

the underlying issue is that community input was not taken into consideration before ordering the caps. i would not be surprised to see an "add-on" kit to fix compatibility issues after exent gb is done  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: eddible on Fri, 19 May 2017, 16:55:11
Maybe you're right. I suppose with the premium kit being only ~$80 more than the standard kit,  and that's for more than just the keyset, I can only assume it was very price sensitive.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: gnarlsagan on Fri, 19 May 2017, 17:10:37
Maybe you're right. I suppose with the premium kit being only ~$80 more than the standard kit,  and that's for more than just the keyset, I can only assume it was very price sensitive.

Yeah $80 for the caps plus extras is cheap af. Gotta be a pricing issue. That said, including a few extra blanks probably wouldn't break the bank and would allow for a little more variety.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Pwner on Mon, 22 May 2017, 05:43:00
I wouldn't have minded seeing keys for a split backspace and a stepped capslock, other than that I'm fine with the set as is.

It would be cool to maybe see an add-on kit with some other options and maybe a few different colored accent keys, then again I already don't want to wait until August for this let alone the wait for more caps that I don't really need.  :))
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Mon, 22 May 2017, 13:23:21
I wouldn't have minded seeing keys for a split backspace and a stepped capslock, other than that I'm fine with the set as is.

It would be cool to maybe see an add-on kit with some other options and maybe a few different colored accent keys, then again I already don't want to wait until August for this let alone the wait for more caps that I don't really need.  :))

You know.  That's a good outlook.  I'm in the same place and have terminal coming for this board anyway.   :cool:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: jacky on Mon, 22 May 2017, 22:58:20
So nice :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Koojahyung on Tue, 23 May 2017, 23:54:28
I wanna buy this keyboard...
it is so complicated...I send GB. How can I buy this keyboard???
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: Carlos_the_turtle on Tue, 23 May 2017, 23:58:03
I wanna buy this keyboard...
it is so complicated...I send GB. How can I buy this keyboard???
The group buy has been over for a while but there may be extras when all the shipping is done.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (Collecting Payments)
Post by: duynguyenle on Wed, 24 May 2017, 02:40:36
I wanna buy this keyboard...
it is so complicated...I send GB. How can I buy this keyboard???

GB is over. You will need to wait until after order have shipped and see if extras are offered
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: canigetanipa on Fri, 26 May 2017, 16:30:43
Does anyone know how I might be able to change an option on my GB order? I tried contacting Sam by email but didn't get a response, is there someone that might be able to pm? Thank you
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 26 May 2017, 18:40:29
Does anyone know how I might be able to change an option on my GB order? I tried contacting Sam by email but didn't get a response, is there someone that might be able to pm? Thank you

Try Pm'ing juahenza (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;u=53049)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Gdubb90 on Fri, 26 May 2017, 18:49:23
Does anyone know how I might be able to change an option on my GB order? I tried contacting Sam by email but didn't get a response, is there someone that might be able to pm? Thank you

Although I don't have it off the top of my head, email them (email is listed on PayPal). I had to change my delivery address and they were very fast in fixing that!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: canigetanipa on Fri, 26 May 2017, 19:00:03
Yeah, I emailed the pp email address several times without any response. Will try PMing. Thanks
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: zurikade on Fri, 26 May 2017, 19:33:56
Yeah, I emailed the pp email address several times without any response. Will try PMing. Thanks
  it can take some time (sometimes even a couple weeks)  but I always get a response and they always solve my problem. Yuk Tsi has also been a big help. If you don't mind me asking what was the issue, maybe someone here can answer it for you.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: canigetanipa on Fri, 26 May 2017, 20:47:20
I just wanted to change my base colorway from Grey to Silver, thanks for the help.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Sat, 27 May 2017, 12:56:37
I just wanted to change my base colorway from Grey to Silver, thanks for the help.
:thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: gnarlsagan on Mon, 29 May 2017, 12:24:25
Hello juahenza, I just followed up on a PM to you about taking over sushi's Exent order. Can you take a look? Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: merutz on Mon, 29 May 2017, 12:58:18
Any new ETA since we are almost entering week 14?  :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: zurikade on Mon, 29 May 2017, 15:34:17
Any new ETA since we are almost entering week 14?  :)
  after I added my second base I was told shipping is on track for late June.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: zurikade on Tue, 30 May 2017, 12:36:34
As we get closer, I become more unsure if I have all the information I need to make sure I can make this board as awesome as it deserves. Currently my order comes with the Gateron Blacks, but I've been more and more curious about Zealios switches. If I got the additional brass-plate, does that mean I would need plate-mounted switches? As I've stated in a previous comment, this will be my first true board, definitely first one I've had to build. Currently using a Glorious Modular, which is pretty great, but I haven't been able to justify the purchase of anything else until I get my hands on this (and return from vacation to California after next week.)  I've been doing a lot of research into many aspects and will be purchasing a Hakka to ensure soldering goes as smoothly as possible. I'm just wondering if there's anything else I should be considering as we approach the end of production.

Love you all, this community is the place to be. Only been here since February, but I will probably never leave. <3

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuktsi on Tue, 30 May 2017, 12:41:57
As we get closer, I become more unsure if I have all the information I need to make sure I can make this board as awesome as it deserves. Currently my order comes with the Gateron Blacks, but I've been more and more curious about Zealios switches. If I got the additional brass-plate, does that mean I would need plate-mounted switches? As I've stated in a previous comment, this will be my first true board, definitely first one I've had to build. Currently using a Glorious Modular, which is pretty great, but I haven't been able to justify the purchase of anything else until I get my hands on this (and return from vacation to California after next week.)  I've been doing a lot of research into many aspects and will be purchasing a Hakka to ensure soldering goes as smoothly as possible. I'm just wondering if there's anything else I should be considering as we approach the end of production.

Love you all, this community is the place to be. Only been here since February, but I will probably never leave. <3
Both pcb and plate mounted switches will work well on exent.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: zurikade on Tue, 30 May 2017, 12:49:37
As we get closer, I become more unsure if I have all the information I need to make sure I can make this board as awesome as it deserves. Currently my order comes with the Gateron Blacks, but I've been more and more curious about Zealios switches. If I got the additional brass-plate, does that mean I would need plate-mounted switches? As I've stated in a previous comment, this will be my first true board, definitely first one I've had to build. Currently using a Glorious Modular, which is pretty great, but I haven't been able to justify the purchase of anything else until I get my hands on this (and return from vacation to California after next week.)  I've been doing a lot of research into many aspects and will be purchasing a Hakka to ensure soldering goes as smoothly as possible. I'm just wondering if there's anything else I should be considering as we approach the end of production.

Love you all, this community is the place to be. Only been here since February, but I will probably never leave. <3
Both pcb and plate mounted switches will work well on exent.

thank you dear Yuktsi <3
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: sachin3767 on Tue, 30 May 2017, 18:12:06
Like a few others, I am also after progress updates? Any further manufacturing images? Or anything really.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 31 May 2017, 10:02:24
Like a few others, I am also after progress updates? Any further manufacturing images? Or anything really.
Juahenza and I are at Taipei now for Computex. The top and feet are almost done for the machining. We will get some pic next week.

Thank you. 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Wed, 31 May 2017, 13:01:18
Like a few others, I am also after progress updates? Any further manufacturing images? Or anything really.
Juahenza and I are at Taipei now for Computex. The top and feet are almost done for the machining. We will get some pic next week.

Thank you.

Have fun at Computex!   :cool: Thanks for the update.  :thumb:

MaNiFeX
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: sachin3767 on Wed, 31 May 2017, 17:13:56
Like a few others, I am also after progress updates? Any further manufacturing images? Or anything really.
Juahenza and I are at Taipei now for Computex. The top and feet are almost done for the machining. We will get some pic next week.

Thank you.

Thanks for that and enjoy yourselves at Computex.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 31 May 2017, 22:50:29
Like a few others, I am also after progress updates? Any further manufacturing images? Or anything really.
Juahenza and I are at Taipei now for Computex. The top and feet are almost done for the machining. We will get some pic next week.

Thank you.

Can't wait to see the SS Feet! Enjoy Computex, grab one of those new I9 extremes for me ;)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: sherryton on Sat, 03 June 2017, 18:03:58
Like a few others, I am also after progress updates? Any further manufacturing images? Or anything really.
Juahenza and I are at Taipei now for Computex. The top and feet are almost done for the machining. We will get some pic next week.

Thank you.

Can't wait to see the SS Feet! Enjoy Computex, grab one of those new I9 extremes for me ;)

I finally got to take a look at the case. It's freaking amazing, Rama. :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Jokrik on Sat, 03 June 2017, 18:55:32
Like a few others, I am also after progress updates? Any further manufacturing images? Or anything really.
Juahenza and I are at Taipei now for Computex. The top and feet are almost done for the machining. We will get some pic next week.

Thank you.

Can't wait to see the SS Feet! Enjoy Computex, grab one of those new I9 extremes for me ;)

I finally got to take a look at the case. It's freaking amazing, Rama. :)

You sure it's not the beer?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: sherryton on Sat, 03 June 2017, 18:56:34
Like a few others, I am also after progress updates? Any further manufacturing images? Or anything really.
Juahenza and I are at Taipei now for Computex. The top and feet are almost done for the machining. We will get some pic next week.

Thank you.

Can't wait to see the SS Feet! Enjoy Computex, grab one of those new I9 extremes for me ;)

I finally got to take a look at the case. It's freaking amazing, Rama. :)

You sure it's not the beer?

well, it was definitely hard because you were so handsome so maybe i was staring at you and not the exent.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Jokrik on Sat, 03 June 2017, 18:57:39
Like a few others, I am also after progress updates? Any further manufacturing images? Or anything really.
Juahenza and I are at Taipei now for Computex. The top and feet are almost done for the machining. We will get some pic next week.

Thank you.

Can't wait to see the SS Feet! Enjoy Computex, grab one of those new I9 extremes for me ;)

I finally got to take a look at the case. It's freaking amazing, Rama. :)

You sure it's not the beer?

well, it was definitely hard because you were so handsome so maybe i was staring at you and not the exent.

Hahaha... pls
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: zurikade on Sat, 03 June 2017, 19:49:15
Like a few others, I am also after progress updates? Any further manufacturing images? Or anything really.
Juahenza and I are at Taipei now for Computex. The top and feet are almost done for the machining. We will get some pic next week.

Thank you.

Can't wait to see the SS Feet! Enjoy Computex, grab one of those new I9 extremes for me ;)

I finally got to take a look at the case. It's freaking amazing, Rama. :)

You sure it's not the beer?

well, it was definitely hard because you were so handsome so maybe i was staring at you and not the exent.

Hahaha... pls
  Can love bloom on a keyboard forum? Yes.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 03 June 2017, 21:30:11
I hope there are extras or someone backs out. I really want an endgame keyboard. I just missed sooooo many GB I woulda jumped on if I hadn't slacked on checking the forums >_<.


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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 03 June 2017, 21:52:14
I hope there are extras or someone backs out. I really want an endgame keyboard. I just missed sooooo many GB I woulda jumped on if I hadn't slacked on checking the forums >_<.


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It's been said somewhere in this thread that Originative will have extras.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Sun, 04 June 2017, 21:05:52
Can love bloom on a keyboard forum? Yes.
YES <3
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: blacksimon on Mon, 05 June 2017, 03:06:52
Any idea on the number of kits sold in this GB?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Koojahyung on Mon, 05 June 2017, 03:10:02
I'm already payment exent and My adress(in paypal) was wrong...(after payement,I found it and change to Correct adress. but it is not adjust what is already payments..)
and I can't understand geekhack messages system...(where is 'sent message box' ?!!)
and also I'm not good at english...So I am in headache....
I'm so sorry confusing you(to Juahenza).. T.T
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Mon, 05 June 2017, 13:45:59
I'm already payment exent and My adress(in paypal) was wrong...(after payement,I found it and change to Correct adress. but it is not adjust what is already payments..)
and I can't understand geekhack messages system...(where is 'sent message box' ?!!)
and also I'm not good at english...So I am in headache....
I'm so sorry confusing you(to Juahenza).. T.T

If you need to PM Juahenza, click his name and click Send PM, or use this link and type his name in the 'to' field:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=pm

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuktsi on Mon, 05 June 2017, 21:47:51
Any idea on the number of kits sold in this GB?
Not a lot. 100+

I'm already payment exent and My adress(in paypal) was wrong...(after payement,I found it and change to Correct adress. but it is not adjust what is already payments..)
and I can't understand geekhack messages system...(where is 'sent message box' ?!!)
and also I'm not good at english...So I am in headache....
I'm so sorry confusing you(to Juahenza).. T.T
I believe he had already corrected the address and responded to you  :)) :))
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Panzerhawx on Tue, 06 June 2017, 03:13:48
Where can we check the address we put down, for the order?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Koojahyung on Tue, 06 June 2017, 07:35:05
Any idea on the number of kits sold in this GB?
Not a lot. 100+

I'm already payment exent and My adress(in paypal) was wrong...(after payement,I found it and change to Correct adress. but it is not adjust what is already payments..)
and I can't understand geekhack messages system...(where is 'sent message box' ?!!)
and also I'm not good at english...So I am in headache....
I'm so sorry confusing you(to Juahenza).. T.T
I believe he had already corrected the address and responded to you  :)) :))

yes,i got answer. maybe no problem:) thanks for your answer.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuktsi on Tue, 06 June 2017, 08:21:44
Where can we check the address we put down, for the order?
You may check with Juahenza or me.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 07 June 2017, 02:08:07
As promised, here are some of the photos that I snapped from the factory this morning.

(http://i.imgur.com/dbJG8wul.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xo5Nkjll.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YQUVfuBl.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 07 June 2017, 02:26:51
As promised, here are some of the photos that I snapped from the factory this morning.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/dbJG8wul.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xo5Nkjll.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YQUVfuBl.jpg)


Please bring me that CNC machine brother! Looks like production is going great, cannot wait to have one in my hands :)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 07 June 2017, 02:46:27
As promised, here are some of the photos that I snapped from the factory this morning.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/dbJG8wul.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xo5Nkjll.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YQUVfuBl.jpg)


Please bring me that CNC machine brother! Looks like production is going great, cannot wait to have one in my hands :)
That machine is huge bro. Bigger than my room back in Hong Kong.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: eddible on Wed, 07 June 2017, 02:53:26
Aaaah that's so exciting! Love pictures like this, aren't many hobbies where you get this insight into the production. Can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: sachin3767 on Wed, 07 June 2017, 05:09:04
As promised, here are some of the photos that I snapped from the factory this morning.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/dbJG8wul.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xo5Nkjll.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YQUVfuBl.jpg)


Thanks so much for sharing. I can only guess all those folded newspapers are Exents, so... we are nearly there?
And the feet in the third look hefty.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: wongie on Wed, 07 June 2017, 06:09:45
As promised, here are some of the photos that I snapped from the factory this morning.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/dbJG8wul.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xo5Nkjll.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YQUVfuBl.jpg)


So much bezel!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 07 June 2017, 06:33:25
As promised, here are some of the photos that I snapped from the factory this morning.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/dbJG8wul.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xo5Nkjll.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YQUVfuBl.jpg)


Thanks so much for sharing. I can only guess all those folded newspapers are Exents, so... we are nearly there?
And the feet in the third look hefty.
Yeah, there's actually another stack of them.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: RocketGruntJake on Wed, 07 June 2017, 09:47:57
As promised, here are some of the photos that I snapped from the factory this morning.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/dbJG8wul.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xo5Nkjll.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YQUVfuBl.jpg)


Thanks so much for sharing. I can only guess all those folded newspapers are Exents, so... we are nearly there?
And the feet in the third look hefty.
Yeah, there's actually another stack of them.

How close would you say we are to seeing a shipped product?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 07 June 2017, 11:32:43
I wonder if mine has been machined yet or not...

At any rate, I want that shop. I want that shop real bad.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: moonmaster on Wed, 07 June 2017, 14:10:53
I just realized I didn't pay my invoice even though I though I did. Can I still do it?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Troif on Wed, 07 June 2017, 16:21:58
is it possible to change color from GREY to BLACK @juahenza?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Wed, 07 June 2017, 19:00:20
So much tease.. waaant it already!!!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: mrdar206 on Wed, 07 June 2017, 20:07:42
Luckily, I ordered two  :)) :))
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Gettys on Wed, 07 June 2017, 20:08:15
I just don't know how much more of life I can take without this keyboard.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Foreman on Wed, 07 June 2017, 22:55:23
Does anybody know what kind of USB connector it has? I want to get in on the Miami Dolch cables on Massdrop.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuktsi on Thu, 08 June 2017, 01:41:50
Does anybody know what kind of USB connector it has? I want to get in on the Miami Dolch cables on Massdrop.
Mini
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Foreman on Thu, 08 June 2017, 02:43:06
Does anybody know what kind of USB connector it has? I want to get in on the Miami Dolch cables on Massdrop.
Mini
Thank yoU! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: mniels on Thu, 08 June 2017, 14:41:58
Looking to sell my spot if anyone is interested.  Gray top, poly case, 8 degree, brass switch plate.  Message me if you are interested....
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 08 June 2017, 23:47:20
Looking to sell my spot if anyone is interested.  Gray top, poly case, 8 degree, brass switch plate.  Message me if you are interested....

Did you have switches/caps?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: stand.geek on Fri, 09 June 2017, 00:57:00
Looking to sell my spot if anyone is interested.  Gray top, poly case, 8 degree, brass switch plate.  Message me if you are interested....

Interested. PMed
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: mniels on Fri, 09 June 2017, 09:10:56
Looking to sell my spot if anyone is interested.  Gray top, poly case, 8 degree, brass switch plate.  Message me if you are interested....


It is spoken for.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: eddible on Tue, 13 June 2017, 02:00:49
Just been looking at all the photos from people receiving GMK Terminal. Can't wait to see it on someone's black EXENT!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Tue, 13 June 2017, 12:30:36
Just been looking at all the photos from people receiving GMK Terminal. Can't wait to see it on someone's black EXENT!

That's my plan!  With green LEDs.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: eddible on Tue, 13 June 2017, 12:45:13
Just been looking at all the photos from people receiving GMK Terminal. Can't wait to see it on someone's black EXENT!

That's my plan!  With green LEDs.
Nice! Looking forward to seeing it. I went for blue and shall be pairing it with Godspeed!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Tue, 13 June 2017, 14:44:58
Just been looking at all the photos from people receiving GMK Terminal. Can't wait to see it on someone's black EXENT!

That's my plan!  With green LEDs.
Nice! Looking forward to seeing it. I went for blue and shall be pairing it with Godspeed!

Nice!!!  I'm really looking forward to seeing all the variety!  I heard someone got pink for that 80s themed set.  That should look really good, too.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 13 June 2017, 16:13:02
Just been looking at all the photos from people receiving GMK Terminal. Can't wait to see it on someone's black EXENT!

That's my plan!  With green LEDs.
Nice! Looking forward to seeing it. I went for blue and shall be pairing it with Godspeed!

That's gonna look great. I went for Silver to be paired with Ashen. Going for this look:http://i.imgur.com/q6Iwna2.png
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Traveler on Tue, 13 June 2017, 22:17:27
That's gonna look great. I went for Silver to be paired with Ashen. Going for this look:http://i.imgur.com/q6Iwna2.png

Funny you should link that pic: I'm probably going to put Oblivion on my Exent. At least to see what it looks like. I have GMK though.

The set I'm planning to use full time is Nantucket, but I'm not sure how it's going to look on this board. Time will tell.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 13 June 2017, 23:26:28
That's gonna look great. I went for Silver to be paired with Ashen. Going for this look:http://i.imgur.com/q6Iwna2.png

Funny you should link that pic: I'm probably going to put Oblivion on my Exent. At least to see what it looks like. I have GMK though.

The set I'm planning to use full time is Nantucket, but I'm not sure how it's going to look on this board. Time will tell.

Honestly I think the exent screams SA profile. I adore cherry profile, but I don't think it makes any sense on this keyboard. We'll see though.

Ashen and oblivion are pretty close, just ashen isn't 8 million dollars and I'm currently typing on it right now as opposed to waiting for it until early 2030.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Wed, 14 June 2017, 13:27:16
That's gonna look great. I went for Silver to be paired with Ashen. Going for this look:http://i.imgur.com/q6Iwna2.png

Funny you should link that pic: I'm probably going to put Oblivion on my Exent. At least to see what it looks like. I have GMK though.

The set I'm planning to use full time is Nantucket, but I'm not sure how it's going to look on this board. Time will tell.

Honestly I think the exent screams SA profile. I adore cherry profile, but I don't think it makes any sense on this keyboard. We'll see though.

Ashen and oblivion are pretty close, just ashen isn't 8 million dollars and I'm currently typing on it right now as opposed to waiting for it until early 2030.

I was thinking of going with blue pulse on black, too, but SA is so wobbly.  Any switches where this is less noticeable?  I tried on my Gaterons and it was not the best typing experience for me.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: six_chains on Wed, 14 June 2017, 23:17:27
That's gonna look great. I went for Silver to be paired with Ashen. Going for this look:http://i.imgur.com/q6Iwna2.png

Funny you should link that pic: I'm probably going to put Oblivion on my Exent. At least to see what it looks like. I have GMK though.

The set I'm planning to use full time is Nantucket, but I'm not sure how it's going to look on this board. Time will tell.

Honestly I think the exent screams SA profile. I adore cherry profile, but I don't think it makes any sense on this keyboard. We'll see though.

Ashen and oblivion are pretty close, just ashen isn't 8 million dollars and I'm currently typing on it right now as opposed to waiting for it until early 2030.

I was thinking of going with blue pulse on black, too, but SA is so wobbly.  Any switches where this is less noticeable?  I tried on my Gaterons and it was not the best typing experience for me.


I'd probably try a black or red; less moving parts?
Definitely not zealios. that **** wobbles like a bowling pin.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: rmendis on Wed, 14 June 2017, 23:50:47
Just been looking at all the photos from people receiving GMK Terminal. Can't wait to see it on someone's black EXENT!

That's my plan!  With green LEDs.

Same! You have good taste. ;)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Thu, 15 June 2017, 07:23:20
That's gonna look great. I went for Silver to be paired with Ashen. Going for this look:http://i.imgur.com/q6Iwna2.png

Funny you should link that pic: I'm probably going to put Oblivion on my Exent. At least to see what it looks like. I have GMK though.

The set I'm planning to use full time is Nantucket, but I'm not sure how it's going to look on this board. Time will tell.

Honestly I think the exent screams SA profile. I adore cherry profile, but I don't think it makes any sense on this keyboard. We'll see though.

Ashen and oblivion are pretty close, just ashen isn't 8 million dollars and I'm currently typing on it right now as opposed to waiting for it until early 2030.

I was thinking of going with blue pulse on black, too, but SA is so wobbly.  Any switches where this is less noticeable?  I tried on my Gaterons and it was not the best typing experience for me.
I heard Panda's have nearly no wobble, you might want to check it out.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Data on Thu, 15 June 2017, 11:53:36
That's gonna look great. I went for Silver to be paired with Ashen. Going for this look:http://i.imgur.com/q6Iwna2.png

Funny you should link that pic: I'm probably going to put Oblivion on my Exent. At least to see what it looks like. I have GMK though.

The set I'm planning to use full time is Nantucket, but I'm not sure how it's going to look on this board. Time will tell.

Honestly I think the exent screams SA profile. I adore cherry profile, but I don't think it makes any sense on this keyboard. We'll see though.

Ashen and oblivion are pretty close, just ashen isn't 8 million dollars and I'm currently typing on it right now as opposed to waiting for it until early 2030.

I was thinking of going with blue pulse on black, too, but SA is so wobbly.  Any switches where this is less noticeable?  I tried on my Gaterons and it was not the best typing experience for me.


I'd probably try a black or red; less moving parts?
Definitely not zealios. that **** wobbles like a bowling pin.

Zealios own the feelios.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dubious on Thu, 15 June 2017, 12:06:22
wobble has a minimal effect on typing experience IMHO..
SA/hi-pro caps will make this more noticeable
zealios do make the feelios and R4+ has improved on the wobbling

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: sachin3767 on Thu, 15 June 2017, 13:00:18
any thoughts on MT3 profile for this board? i know they don't exist out in the wild as yet, but there are similarities to SA profile.

I didn't know that zealios wobble a lot with SA?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dubious on Thu, 15 June 2017, 14:01:59
any thoughts on MT3 profile for this board? i know they don't exist out in the wild as yet, but there are similarities to SA profile.

I didn't know that zealios wobble a lot with SA?

high keycaps will exaggerate wobble on any switch.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: six_chains on Thu, 15 June 2017, 14:25:04
wobble has a minimal effect on typing experience IMHO..
SA/hi-pro caps will make this more noticeable
zealios do make the feelios and R4+ has improved on the wobbling

I'm doing a mixed zealios build on my extent actually, but they've been sitting in a box for months. can't wait to try them out though!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 15 June 2017, 15:49:53
any thoughts on MT3 profile for this board? i know they don't exist out in the wild as yet, but there are similarities to SA profile.

I didn't know that zealios wobble a lot with SA?
I have a board with zealios and honestly the wobble does not affect me at all.  The only time I notice it is when I rest my fingers on the keys and move them on purpose.  To me they are perfectly fine.

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: stand.geek on Thu, 15 June 2017, 23:02:01
Anyone know if the PCB is holtite compatible for switch and LED?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: sachin3767 on Fri, 16 June 2017, 04:28:35
any thoughts on MT3 profile for this board? i know they don't exist out in the wild as yet, but there are similarities to SA profile.

I didn't know that zealios wobble a lot with SA?
I have a board with zealios and honestly the wobble does not affect me at all.  The only time I notice it is when I rest my fingers on the keys and move them on purpose.  To me they are perfectly fine.

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
I have zealios as well but only use DSA caps at the moment. I have never noticed any wobble so this comment is reassuring.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: sachin3767 on Fri, 16 June 2017, 04:29:51
Anyone know if the PCB is holtite compatible for switch and LED?

This has been asked a few times and I don't think anyone knows the answer yet.
I can only guess the PCBs haven't been manufactured.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Cerasis on Fri, 16 June 2017, 06:27:34
Anyone know if the PCB is holtite compatible for switch and LED?

This has been asked a few times and I don't think anyone knows the answer yet.
I can only guess the PCBs haven't been manufactured.

I want to know this as well.
I grabbed some from KBDfans sometime ago and was thinking about reserving them for this build.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 16 June 2017, 06:31:42
For the cost of holtites, I found it to be easier just to add an extra plate and PCB to my order.  :))
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: stand.geek on Fri, 16 June 2017, 22:56:15
For the cost of holtites, I found it to be easier just to add an extra plate and PCB to my order.  :))

LOL that's make sense!
never thought that  :))
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Cerasis on Sat, 17 June 2017, 00:05:08
For the cost of holtites, I found it to be easier just to add an extra plate and PCB to my order.  :))

Never had that thought,

but it'd run me $90 since i bought brass lol
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Sat, 17 June 2017, 18:31:34
Any updates? Are you still expecting these to ship out later this month?

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: zurikade on Mon, 19 June 2017, 13:59:02
And is there any way to ensure International Tracking? I've been waiting on some Artisan caps sent through DHL for about two months, and am sad to think it'll be the same boat for my Exent.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 19 June 2017, 14:34:13
And is there any way to ensure International Tracking? I've been waiting on some Artisan caps sent through DHL for about two months, and am sad to think it'll be the same boat for my Exent.

I don't think it's even remotely possible for something of this value/volume to be sent (especially internationally) without tracking and insurance.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: zurikade on Mon, 19 June 2017, 15:05:05
And is there any way to ensure International Tracking? I've been waiting on some Artisan caps sent through DHL for about two months, and am sad to think it'll be the same boat for my Exent.

I don't think it's even remotely possible for something of this value/volume to be sent (especially internationally) without tracking and insurance.

Yeah I would imagine so too, just trying to make sure that's all. My issue wasn't so much with the tracking but if it's done through DHL the information seems to stop as soon as it leaves the country of origin. In Canada I never get updated tracking info from DHL when it's in the country, it's always just a waiting game. :(
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Mon, 19 June 2017, 15:53:53
And is there any way to ensure International Tracking? I've been waiting on some Artisan caps sent through DHL for about two months, and am sad to think it'll be the same boat for my Exent.

I don't think it's even remotely possible for something of this value/volume to be sent (especially internationally) without tracking and insurance.

You'd be surprised.  International shipping is like international bank wires.  You just hope it makes it.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 19 June 2017, 16:15:46
You'd be surprised.  International shipping is like international bank wires.  You just hope it makes it.

Never had a problem with tracking, I've only had one thing get lost in post so far (out of probably thousands) and it was untracked (and within the EU). I just don't think we'd be charged $40-60 for untracked shipping but maybe.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: ggZyg on Mon, 19 June 2017, 22:51:18
the order form is open, can i still buy a kit?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 19 June 2017, 23:17:35
the order form is open, can i still buy a kit?

No.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: muni_chang on Wed, 21 June 2017, 23:42:03
As promised, here are some of the photos that I snapped from the factory this morning.

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Looking good and can they finish on time?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Helldrop on Fri, 23 June 2017, 16:09:01
Is this still expected to be shipped out at the end of this month?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Sun, 25 June 2017, 18:56:23
Any update on the shipping guys? Any kind of estimation would be really nice as its summer and it would suck to be away when it arrives.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sun, 25 June 2017, 23:33:17
Any update on the shipping guys? Any kind of estimation would be really nice as its summer and it would suck to be away when it arrives.

Given that this has now been asked a number of times and not responded to, I'd also like to know how things are going?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 26 June 2017, 14:44:27
Silent judgement.
Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: eddible on Mon, 26 June 2017, 14:50:57
Now that my Godspeed caps are in the post I'm suddenly very eager to get this board! Hope GMK don't delay the premium kit too much...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Mon, 26 June 2017, 15:06:16
it's been over 16 weeks. any estimates on when shipping will begin?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Mon, 26 June 2017, 15:17:38
Seriously  juahenza where are you.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Cerasis on Mon, 26 June 2017, 17:33:12
Waiting for an update as well.

edit: if there's an update on the keyset as well it'd be appreciated.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 27 June 2017, 04:31:42
Now that my Godspeed caps are in the post I'm suddenly very eager to get this board! Hope GMK don't delay the premium kit too much...

It was said in the last few pages that the GMK kit would be ready in August, so we'll be waiting until then at least until ours ship.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: merutz on Tue, 27 June 2017, 04:35:25
August?  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: eddible on Tue, 27 June 2017, 04:39:00
Now that my Godspeed caps are in the post I'm suddenly very eager to get this board! Hope GMK don't delay the premium kit too much...

It was said in the last few pages that the GMK kit would be ready in August, so we'll be waiting until then at least until ours ship.

Yeah I saw that. Just not delayed beyond August! I can handle another month or so.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 27 June 2017, 06:26:44
Now that my Godspeed caps are in the post I'm suddenly very eager to get this board! Hope GMK don't delay the premium kit too much...

It was said in the last few pages that the GMK kit would be ready in August, so we'll be waiting until then at least until ours ship.

Yeah I saw that. Just not delayed beyond August! I can handle another month or so.
I hear that!  Last few parts I need are on their way, I'm ready to build.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Data on Tue, 27 June 2017, 06:35:11
juahenza plz
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: RocketGruntJake on Tue, 27 June 2017, 08:40:32
I imagine we are very close to done by now. Will boards ship for people who didn't order the GMK set once they complete production?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 27 June 2017, 12:12:46
So are we at this point

1) Nervous
2) Extremely Nervous
3) Completely hopeless
4) All of the above
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Saiph on Tue, 27 June 2017, 13:20:08
So are we at this point

1) Nervous
2) Extremely Nervous
3) Completely hopeless
4) All of the above

I'm personally not really nervous at all. It sucks that he isn't communicating but I've been in a few GBs where the GB runner disappears for a few weeks and then shows back up with an update.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 27 June 2017, 13:51:25
There were production photos of the actual keyboards posted, I don't think anyone has reasons to be nervous.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Tue, 27 June 2017, 14:13:30
So are we at this point

1) Nervous
2) Extremely Nervous
3) Completely hopeless
4) All of the above

Where is the option for "not even remotely nervous, because everything seems on track and not having this yet doesn't change my life in even the smallest way so I have nothing but patience however long it takes?" I'm actually typing this on a keyboard, so waiting for another one to ship, even if it takes longer than normal, isn't really hurting me at all
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Tue, 27 June 2017, 15:39:31
I'm actually typing this on a keyboard, so waiting for another one to ship, even if it takes longer than normal, isn't really hurting me at all

Speak for yourself!  Muh exent fibromyalgia is killin' me.   :))
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Cerasis on Tue, 27 June 2017, 15:43:13
So are we at this point

1) Nervous
2) Extremely Nervous
3) Completely hopeless
4) All of the above

A bit nervous, but other than that i can probably wait.
I do want an update on how the keyset is going so the ones who brought premium kits have a timeline on when it will ship.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Troif on Tue, 27 June 2017, 15:46:08
Be quiet. @juahenza is great at community. No worries if it is delayed a little. Running a new project is complicated, but nervous to have it on my hands asap!!!


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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 27 June 2017, 16:42:05
Sorry for the lack of updates guys. We are having a long holiday here in Malaysia, been busy spending time with family.

As per last Thursday, the factory is still yet to start working on the bottoms. Things are much complicated that expected. It seems very likely that we can only start delivering in August. Treatments for the top housing is in progress, so color change is no longer possible. Machining for the stainless steel feet is almost done, they will then be sent for chemical polish and electro nickel plating.

As for those who missed the GB, extras will be available for sale later. We have incurred a huge MOQ to keep such premium kit such low price, only a little more than 50% is fulfilled if I remember correctly. Just send me a pm here if you have any questions. Cheers. 
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: eddible on Tue, 27 June 2017, 16:46:26
Thanks for the update. Have you heard much from GMK about the keyset?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Cerasis on Tue, 27 June 2017, 16:49:45
This should calm some nervousness. Thanks a lot for the update :)

I guess all my build parts are still in order, as i'm still waiting for my zeal stabs right around august. Time to build up hype for a new keeb. :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Tue, 27 June 2017, 16:59:28
probably selling my spot if anyone's interested. black kit. 8°. poly bottom. no keys.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 27 June 2017, 18:10:43
Thanks for the update Juahenza. Good luck getting everything all sorted and have fun with your holidays! Can't wait for the Exent.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Wed, 05 July 2017, 19:13:19
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 05 July 2017, 22:22:42
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Naw I think that's a reasonable concern. Would be interested in hearing what Juanhenza has to say on the matter.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 05 July 2017, 23:57:24
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Naw I think that's a reasonable concern. Would be interested in hearing what Juanhenza has to say on the matter.

What key set do you have planned for Exent in your pixel signature?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 06 July 2017, 01:01:58
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Naw I think that's a reasonable concern. Would be interested in hearing what Juanhenza has to say on the matter.

What key set do you have planned for Exent in your pixel signature?

Maxkey SA Ashen.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Thu, 06 July 2017, 11:42:06
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Shhhhhhhhh.  The gods will hear you.   >:D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Thu, 06 July 2017, 16:50:43
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Shhhhhhhhh.  The gods will hear you.   >:D
Oh sh..., It was a bait for the unfaithful, I swear.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 07 July 2017, 10:40:28
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Shhhhhhhhh.  The gods will hear you.   >:D
Oh sh..., It was a bait for the unfaithful, I swear.

I bet they weren't listening anyway.  They drink too much.

Looking forward to seeing the ano job regardless.  I'm stoked for some bezel.  GET HYPE.  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 10 July 2017, 22:21:16
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Naw I think that's a reasonable concern. Would be interested in hearing what Juanhenza has to say on the matter.
YES, QC will be done prior to shipping. Plus we will have quite a bit of extra, in case of anything.
How are you guys doing?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 10 July 2017, 22:36:54
How are you guys doing?

Well, you know, using a framed printed picture of the black Exent prototype to cry myself to sleep at night until it arrives.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Mon, 10 July 2017, 22:43:36
How are you guys doing?

Well, you know, using a framed printed picture of the black Exent prototype to cry myself to sleep at night until it arrives.

Yeah that pretty much sums it up. Except my framed photo is of the silver version.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Tue, 11 July 2017, 00:53:24
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Naw I think that's a reasonable concern. Would be interested in hearing what Juanhenza has to say on the matter.
YES, QC will be done prior to shipping. Plus we will have quite a bit of extra, in case of anything.
How are you guys doing?

Are there extras in all the colors? I'm totally think I may have to try and buy more than one lol. The more I look at the renders the more I need this keyboard
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Tue, 11 July 2017, 03:18:02
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)
YES, QC will be done prior to shipping. Plus we will have quite a bit of extra, in case of anything.
How are you guys doing?

Thanks juahenza, all good here, how are you? I might actually be happy with the delay since I won't have to solder in this summer heat :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Asbrodeus on Tue, 11 July 2017, 06:18:11
YES, QC will be done prior to shipping. Plus we will have quite a bit of extra, in case of anything.
...

Would it be possible to add an extra color case to the order in that... case?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: DreLLin on Tue, 11 July 2017, 06:59:57
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Naw I think that's a reasonable concern. Would be interested in hearing what Juanhenza has to say on the matter.
YES, QC will be done prior to shipping. Plus we will have quite a bit of extra, in case of anything.
How are you guys doing?

If you have such an amount of extras is it possible to change the color or buy an extra case?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Gettys on Tue, 11 July 2017, 11:24:22
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Naw I think that's a reasonable concern. Would be interested in hearing what Juanhenza has to say on the matter.
YES, QC will be done prior to shipping. Plus we will have quite a bit of extra, in case of anything.
How are you guys doing?

If you have such an amount of extras is it possible to change the color or buy an extra case?

I am interested in this as well.  In other news, I had to laminate my printed out picture of my extent because tears kept ruining it.  Hope all is wells with you guys.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Tue, 11 July 2017, 11:35:19
Will parts produced by the factory get QC before shipping? X60's issues seem quite sad, it would suck if the same thing happened with the Exent since our factory is new too. ( If I'm wrong about this ignore this part)

Naw I think that's a reasonable concern. Would be interested in hearing what Juanhenza has to say on the matter.
YES, QC will be done prior to shipping. Plus we will have quite a bit of extra, in case of anything.
How are you guys doing?

If you have such an amount of extras is it possible to change the color or buy an extra case?

I am interested in this as well.  In other news, I had to laminate my printed out picture of my extent because tears kept ruining it.  Hope all is wells with you guys.

I bought a black case...  Had Terminal waiting for it, then saw that the MOD switches I bought for it are Cyan...  might change my keyset to Pulse or something to match.  What to do, what to do?!?  Good thing I have a little time.  Can't wait!  Thanks to the dudes at TARO.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 11 July 2017, 23:04:33
YES, QC will be done prior to shipping. Plus we will have quite a bit of extra, in case of anything.
...

Would it be possible to add an extra color case to the order in that... case?
Possible. We can talk about that later.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: pvd on Wed, 12 July 2017, 05:25:09
Will any of these extras be put up for sale at the conclusion of the GB?  :thumb:

I think this board is very attractive. Sad I wasn't around to join it in january.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Wed, 12 July 2017, 09:30:10
Will any of these extras be put up for sale at the conclusion of the GB?  :thumb:

I think this board is very attractive. Sad I wasn't around to join it in january.
I'm quite sure you should be able to snag one when extras come.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 12 July 2017, 21:34:31
Will any of these extras be put up for sale at the conclusion of the GB?  :thumb:

I think this board is very attractive. Sad I wasn't around to join it in january.
Yeah I wouldn't want to keep the extras. They will be up for sale when this GB is concluded.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: alexfry on Fri, 14 July 2017, 05:30:24
Pretty keen to see some more update photos...

Aluminum being milled?
Parts being polished?
Feet in Sandles?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: zhihuichan on Tue, 18 July 2017, 22:05:22
Any updates about the bottom?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Cerasis on Sat, 22 July 2017, 07:40:45
Any updates about the bottom?

I'd like to see some update pictures if there are any  :D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Sun, 23 July 2017, 10:24:05
Just some quick updates before I off to bed. The factory has already started working on the polycarbonate bottom, they will send me some progress pic later. We should be expecting some of the anodized parts this week, I will post the photos as soon as I received them.

Thank you  ;D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: cynviloq on Sun, 23 July 2017, 12:08:51
Just some quick updates before I off to bed. The factory has already started working on the polycarbonate bottom, they will send me some progress pic later. We should be expecting some of the anodized parts this week, I will post the photos as soon as I received them.

Thank you  ;D

Given work is just starting on the bottoms, can we still expecting an August delivery?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Sun, 23 July 2017, 16:15:59
Just some quick updates before I off to bed. The factory has already started working on the polycarbonate bottom, they will send me some progress pic later. We should be expecting some of the anodized parts this week, I will post the photos as soon as I received them.

Thank you  ;D

Excited for more pictures. Would rather have delays than any compromises on quality/finish
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dr_derivative on Sun, 23 July 2017, 18:21:48
Just some quick updates before I off to bed. The factory has already started working on the polycarbonate bottom, they will send me some progress pic later. We should be expecting some of the anodized parts this week, I will post the photos as soon as I received them.

Thank you  ;D

Does that mean that those of us who opted for the anodised bottom as opposed to polycarbonate might get our Exents sooner?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Sun, 23 July 2017, 19:33:58
Just some quick updates before I off to bed. The factory has already started working on the polycarbonate bottom, they will send me some progress pic later. We should be expecting some of the anodized parts this week, I will post the photos as soon as I received them.

Thank you  ;D

Does that mean that those of us who opted for the anodised bottom as opposed to polycarbonate might get our Exents sooner?

Or later?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: kingnestea on Sun, 23 July 2017, 22:18:09
Is it possible to add a aluminum bottom case to my order?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Mon, 24 July 2017, 10:44:43
Met RAMA in Seattle over the weekend.  He said he saw his first EXENT in the bay area and that it looked dope in person.  Can't wait! 

THE HYPE IS REAL.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: eddible on Mon, 24 July 2017, 11:31:49
Met RAMA in Seattle over the weekend.  He said he saw his first EXENT in the bay area and that it looked dope in person.  Can't wait! 

THE HYPE IS REAL.
That's exciting!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: merutz on Mon, 24 July 2017, 11:33:31
Looking forward to this week's photos  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: zurikade on Mon, 24 July 2017, 11:36:43
Met RAMA in Seattle over the weekend.  He said he saw his first EXENT in the bay area and that it looked dope in person.  Can't wait! 

THE HYPE IS REAL.
That's excitingg!

Exent in the wild and our glorious leader is keeping it a secret? :O[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Mon, 24 July 2017, 13:04:48
Met RAMA in Seattle over the weekend.  He said he saw his first EXENT in the bay area and that it looked dope in person.  Can't wait! 

THE HYPE IS REAL.
That's excitingg!

Exent in the wild and our glorious leader is keeping it a secret? :O (Attachment Link)

It was in a video of the LA meetup posted on reddit. I'm reserving judgement until I see it in person, and in silver.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Mon, 24 July 2017, 20:03:07
Just some quick updates before I off to bed. The factory has already started working on the polycarbonate bottom, they will send me some progress pic later. We should be expecting some of the anodized parts this week, I will post the photos as soon as I received them.

Thank you  ;D

Does that mean that those of us who opted for the anodised bottom as opposed to polycarbonate might get our Exents sooner?
Later. There isn't many who ordered the aluminum bottom. So the manufacturer will run it after the polycarbonate bottom.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dr_derivative on Tue, 25 July 2017, 07:34:35
Just some quick updates before I off to bed. The factory has already started working on the polycarbonate bottom, they will send me some progress pic later. We should be expecting some of the anodized parts this week, I will post the photos as soon as I received them.

Thank you  ;D

Does that mean that those of us who opted for the anodised bottom as opposed to polycarbonate might get our Exents sooner?
Later. There isn't many who ordered the aluminum bottom. So the manufacturer will run it after the polycarbonate bottom.

Ah, I thought all anodised parts would be done together. That makes sense. I can't wait for mine ;D
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Tue, 25 July 2017, 21:57:53
Just some quick updates before I off to bed. The factory has already started working on the polycarbonate bottom, they will send me some progress pic later. We should be expecting some of the anodized parts this week, I will post the photos as soon as I received them.

Thank you  ;D

Does that mean that those of us who opted for the anodised bottom as opposed to polycarbonate might get our Exents sooner?
Later. There isn't many who ordered the aluminum bottom. So the manufacturer will run it after the polycarbonate bottom.

This makes me both very happy and a bit sad at the same time... What's a little wait?  I'm just very happy!  Woohoo!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 26 July 2017, 12:18:21
Who should I contact in order to have my delivery address changed?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: RocketGruntJake on Wed, 26 July 2017, 15:35:03
Who should I contact in order to have my delivery address changed?

Need to do this as well
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Wed, 26 July 2017, 17:38:29
Who should I contact in order to have my delivery address changed?

Need to do this as well

I PM'd juahenza to change my shipping address.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 26 July 2017, 23:15:50
I PM'd juahenza to change my shipping address.

Thank you for confirming that! Yea PM'd him a few days ago, he's probably been busy hence I figured there may be a good chance at reaching out if I bump the thread instead.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Gdubb90 on Thu, 27 July 2017, 11:29:15
Who should I contact in order to have my delivery address changed?

Need to do this as well

I PM'd juahenza to change my shipping address.

I did the same. Then I was told to send an email to the address listed on the PayPal order and that is where I got mine changed.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Sat, 29 July 2017, 18:37:30
Is there any chance for a Alps plate? There is an EXENT compatible (I believe) Alps %65 PCB available already, it would be awesome if someone could design a compatible plate too. Going between Cherry and Alps easily with just changing the plate/PCBs sounds nice.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Sun, 30 July 2017, 00:36:03
Is there any chance for a Alps plate? There is an EXENT compatible (I believe) Alps %65 PCB available already, it would be awesome if someone could design a compatible plate too. Going between Cherry and Alps easily with just changing the plate/PCBs sounds nice.

I asked about a plate file back in the IC phase but never really got a reply that I remember.  In any case, I planned on reverse engineering it and getting a couple other plates made myself.  Issue with that is I don't want to sell anything without proper permission.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Sun, 30 July 2017, 04:25:11
Is there any chance for a Alps plate? There is an EXENT compatible (I believe) Alps %65 PCB available already, it would be awesome if someone could design a compatible plate too. Going between Cherry and Alps easily with just changing the plate/PCBs sounds nice.

I asked about a plate file back in the IC phase but never really got a reply that I remember.  In any case, I planned on reverse engineering it and getting a couple other plates made myself.  Issue with that is I don't want to sell anything without proper permission.
I would definitely get one. Juahuenza will answer hopefully.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: duynguyenle on Sun, 30 July 2017, 07:48:25
Is there any chance for a Alps plate? There is an EXENT compatible (I believe) Alps %65 PCB available already, it would be awesome if someone could design a compatible plate too. Going between Cherry and Alps easily with just changing the plate/PCBs sounds nice.

What Alps 65% PCB has a centre USB port? A Korean custom one?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Sun, 30 July 2017, 09:56:34
Is there any chance for a Alps plate? There is an EXENT compatible (I believe) Alps %65 PCB available already, it would be awesome if someone could design a compatible plate too. Going between Cherry and Alps easily with just changing the plate/PCBs sounds nice.

What Alps 65% PCB has a centre USB port? A Korean custom one?
Dang it, I forgot about that, lfk78 had some %65 Alps PCB, but its not a centre port as you've guessed.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuktsi on Sun, 30 July 2017, 10:11:12
Is there any chance for a Alps plate? There is an EXENT compatible (I believe) Alps %65 PCB available already, it would be awesome if someone could design a compatible plate too. Going between Cherry and Alps easily with just changing the plate/PCBs sounds nice.

I asked about a plate file back in the IC phase but never really got a reply that I remember.  In any case, I planned on reverse engineering it and getting a couple other plates made myself.  Issue with that is I don't want to sell anything without proper permission.
I can send you the plate and PCB layout file. Just PM your email.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: duynguyenle on Sun, 30 July 2017, 11:09:18
Is there any chance for a Alps plate? There is an EXENT compatible (I believe) Alps %65 PCB available already, it would be awesome if someone could design a compatible plate too. Going between Cherry and Alps easily with just changing the plate/PCBs sounds nice.

What Alps 65% PCB has a centre USB port? A Korean custom one?
Dang it, I forgot about that, lfk78 had some %65 Alps PCB, but its not a centre port as you've guessed.

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You're also forgetting that the LFK follows Varmilo's interpretation of the 65% form factor, with two additional rows that is spaced away from the main alpha cluster. I don't think you really thought your plans through...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Sun, 30 July 2017, 13:21:51
Is there any chance for a Alps plate? There is an EXENT compatible (I believe) Alps %65 PCB available already, it would be awesome if someone could design a compatible plate too. Going between Cherry and Alps easily with just changing the plate/PCBs sounds nice.

What Alps 65% PCB has a centre USB port? A Korean custom one?
Dang it, I forgot about that, lfk78 had some %65 Alps PCB, but its not a centre port as you've guessed.

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You're also forgetting that the LFK follows Varmilo's interpretation of the 65% form factor, with two additional rows that is spaced away from the main alpha cluster. I don't think you really thought your plans through...

There's also a standart %65 layout PCB like EXENT's.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Traveler on Mon, 31 July 2017, 13:57:37
Did the factory ever send pics of the polycarbonate bottom (or whatever they were going to send pics of last week)?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 01 August 2017, 11:18:07
I'd also like to see pictures. I'm assuming we're gonna get a few more delays with the Exent here, which is okay, as long as there is transparency about it.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Tue, 01 August 2017, 13:37:02
updates on expected completion times would be nice seeing as how it's August
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Gettys on Tue, 01 August 2017, 18:35:59
updates on expected completion times would be nice seeing as how it's August

This is basically how I feel.  An updated expected ship date would be pretty nice.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Cerasis on Tue, 01 August 2017, 19:45:06
updates on expected completion times would be nice seeing as how it's August

This is basically how I feel.  An updated expected ship date would be pretty nice.

An update on the GMK set would be appreciated as well, since i haven't heard any news about that for a while.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 01 August 2017, 20:08:15
updates on expected completion times would be nice seeing as how it's August

This is basically how I feel.  An updated expected ship date would be pretty nice.

An update on the GMK set would be appreciated as well, since i haven't heard any news about that for a while.

Posted July 20th on kbdist (http://www.kbdist.com/updates)

GMK BLUE ALERT/GMK EXENT

Scheduled to arrive beginning of August
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 01 August 2017, 20:46:02
Still need to change shipping address and no word from Juahenza.

(https://i.redd.it/9xfvbxoentdy.png)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 01 August 2017, 22:47:57
Still need to change shipping address and no word from Juahenza.

Show Image
(https://i.redd.it/9xfvbxoentdy.png)

Sorry bro, will reply you in a bit. Don't worry.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 01 August 2017, 23:04:44
Sorry bro, will reply you in a bit. Don't worry.

It's all good, no need to apologise, was more a humorous jab at the other nervous comments above, I'm in no rush at all. I can have it changed the very last day before it ships so long as it happens I really don't mind, just wanted to make sure I had the correct person to reach out to regarding the situation.

Looking forward to more production pictures and/or updates regarding the GMK set!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuppie on Wed, 02 August 2017, 00:47:36
I see the order form is still open, are these all sold/shipped yet?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Wed, 02 August 2017, 02:40:22
I see the order form is still open, are these all sold/shipped yet?

There will be extras when the GB is over.

And no, not shipped yet.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: JAB on Fri, 04 August 2017, 21:15:18
I also need to change the mailing/shipping address. Not in a rush but whenever it is possible I would like to
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: tialdo on Sat, 05 August 2017, 09:05:04
Is it too late to change the switch option?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 05 August 2017, 17:04:39
(http://i.imgur.com/GJ2v8GE.jpg)

 :eek:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sat, 05 August 2017, 17:38:58
Is that legit? **** yes. ETA please.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Gettys on Sat, 05 August 2017, 19:16:51
Is this real life?  Is the time finally nearing?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: kacase on Mon, 07 August 2017, 11:39:57
Is that legit? **** yes. ETA please.

no eta
but its legit. it was on the instagram story.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Mon, 07 August 2017, 12:57:15
I know that in the FAQ it says GMK set won't be sold separately, does that mean none will be sold as extras too?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Mon, 07 August 2017, 14:17:05
Is that legit? **** yes. ETA please.

no eta
but its legit. it was on the instagram story.

Talk about cryptic. Can we get an update? It wasn't even posted by juahenza.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: alexfry on Tue, 08 August 2017, 05:52:22
Hmm
Yeah, I kind of feel like I want a bit of an update.
I don’t think that’s unreasonable.

What Instagram story?
What’s the deal with the prototype seen at some meetup?

I’m not being impatient, but this sort of thing is a leap of faith. Regular updates and details would be much appreciated.

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: krispy on Tue, 08 August 2017, 07:00:36
I'm also interested in an updated timeline. I'm not being impatient either, just curious since this was the original timeline..
Project Timeline
- Groupbuy ends 22th February 2016
- Payment deadline 28th February 2016
- Production 12-16 weeks
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Tue, 08 August 2017, 09:59:36
Juahenza come on. We're banking on you, I'm sure you are busy, I'm sure running this is extremely difficult, just throw us a few pictures, give us a rough timeline, and say everything is okay.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Traveler on Tue, 08 August 2017, 17:18:54
Oh wow, just now realized it's been 23 weeks. Yeah, the lack of updates is a little troubling. Since there's so many big names on this project I'm not concerned, but lack of communication is always frustrating.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: lovelovelovely on Tue, 08 August 2017, 23:57:15
i like it  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: duynguyenle on Wed, 09 August 2017, 03:09:45
i like it  :thumb:

Doesn't seem like this comment has anything to do with the current discussion...  :confused:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 09 August 2017, 04:31:53
Guys, I can confirm that everything is in progress. We will come up with an update in awhile. Apology for the lack of update.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: alexfry on Wed, 09 August 2017, 05:37:03
How long is “a while”?
I’d like an update “soon” please.

We were owed some details back on June 20 when we blew past the upper end of the original production timeline.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 09 August 2017, 05:46:20
Guys, I can confirm that everything is in progress. We will come up with an update in awhile. Apology for the lack of update.

Don't worry about empty updates, it's a waste of your time and ours. I feel like we only need to know if something goes wrong or if the project is going to be more than a month or two late. 'We're on track, nothing of note to report' is just wasted effort.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: speedemonv12 on Wed, 09 August 2017, 05:51:50
Yeah not to be rude, but how hard is it to stop in and post something like "hey guys, running slightly behind schedule but estimated ship date from factory is_____"

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 09 August 2017, 06:44:47
I've just posted the update here in the link below. I will spend some time before sleeping later to reply the PMs and to update the address change. If you don't receive any confirmation or reply from me after 2AM (GMT+8), do send me another one. Appreciate if you could CC yuktsi in the loop as well.

Once again, I would like to apology for the lack of communication here.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87213.msg2347880#msg2347880

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: speedemonv12 on Wed, 09 August 2017, 06:48:24
Awesome! Thanks for the update!

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Data on Wed, 09 August 2017, 06:55:52
Guys, I can confirm that everything is in progress. We will come up with an update in awhile. Apology for the lack of update.

Don't worry about empty updates, it's a waste of your time and ours. I feel like we only need to know if something goes wrong or if the project is going to be more than a month or two late. 'We're on track, nothing of note to report' is just wasted effort.

I would agree if we were still in the original shipping window.  We're way outside it now.  When you're late, an empty (but reassuring) update is better than silence.  This is week ~22 of a "12-16 weeks" project.  A weekly check-in wouldn't be inappropriate or unreasonable at this stage.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: TerryMathews on Wed, 09 August 2017, 06:58:13
December???
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: eddible on Wed, 09 August 2017, 07:00:34
Wow, was not expecting such a massive delay, that's quite the under estimate on the time to complete. How did you get so behind?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 09 August 2017, 07:01:41
Thanks for the update. Don't mind the delay. Rather it be late, than it be crappy.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: TerryMathews on Wed, 09 August 2017, 07:04:33
Wow, was not expecting such a massive delay, that's quite the under estimate on the time to complete. How did you get so behind?

Right? The original estimate was 12-16 weeks and now we're saying we're still 16 weeks out.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: zhihuichan on Wed, 09 August 2017, 07:33:46
Seems keyboard won't been shipped until October  :blank:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: ClearKeys on Wed, 09 August 2017, 07:40:50
You'll waste your life away if you do nothing but wait for the next thing. Enjoy what you have and be surprised when the future arrives. I rather receive a quality product the first-time, then a rushed product I'm unhappy with. Keep up the good work! I appreciate the updates.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Data on Wed, 09 August 2017, 08:53:21
Seems keyboard won't been shipped until October  :blank:

It wouldn't be a keyboard group buy if it wasn't delayed.   :))    :-[
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 09 August 2017, 10:57:27
You'll waste your life away if you do nothing but wait for the next thing. Enjoy what you have and be surprised when the future arrives. I rather receive a quality product the first-time, then a rushed product I'm unhappy with. Keep up the good work! I appreciate the updates.

How do we know this? Where is juahenza?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: speedemonv12 on Wed, 09 August 2017, 11:00:37
You'll waste your life away if you do nothing but wait for the next thing. Enjoy what you have and be surprised when the future arrives. I rather receive a quality product the first-time, then a rushed product I'm unhappy with. Keep up the good work! I appreciate the updates.

How do we know this? Where is juahenza?
Second post in the thread was updated.

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 09 August 2017, 11:05:48
You'll waste your life away if you do nothing but wait for the next thing. Enjoy what you have and be surprised when the future arrives. I rather receive a quality product the first-time, then a rushed product I'm unhappy with. Keep up the good work! I appreciate the updates.

How do we know this? Where is juahenza?
Second post in the thread was updated.

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Ah okay I see. Annoying but I never legitimately expected to see this keyboard by June. Or even August. Was hoping for mid september though.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Zackfoo on Wed, 09 August 2017, 11:38:42
well technically this is suppose to be expected since the set comes with a gmk set, gmk set generally make you wait for quite a while. so yeah...
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 09 August 2017, 12:00:46
well technically this is suppose to be expected since the set comes with a gmk set, gmk set generally make you wait for quite a while. so yeah...

I didn't get the GMK set - wasn't interested. I though the hierarchy was something to the effect of

First Shipment: No GMK, Polycarb
Second: (?) GMK, Polycarb
Third: (?) No GMK, Aluminum base
Fourth: (?) GMK, Aluminum base

I could believe third and fourth are in the wrong order. Or on identical schedules.

I didn't order mine to get it quicker, I just ordered what I wanted. It was an added perk that my selections mean receiving it faster. That may still be the case but I'm not excited to wait till October.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 09 August 2017, 15:26:53
well technically this is suppose to be expected since the set comes with a gmk set, gmk set generally make you wait for quite a while. so yeah...

I didn't get the GMK set - wasn't interested. I though the hierarchy was something to the effect of

First Shipment: No GMK, Polycarb
Second: (?) GMK, Polycarb
Third: (?) No GMK, Aluminum base
Fourth: (?) GMK, Aluminum base

I could believe third and fourth are in the wrong order. Or on identical schedules.

I didn't order mine to get it quicker, I just ordered what I wanted. It was an added perk that my selections mean receiving it faster. That may still be the case but I'm not excited to wait till October.

There is no shipping hierarchy, and the polycarbs are being completed second per a previous post
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 09 August 2017, 16:03:12
well technically this is suppose to be expected since the set comes with a gmk set, gmk set generally make you wait for quite a while. so yeah...

I didn't get the GMK set - wasn't interested. I though the hierarchy was something to the effect of

First Shipment: No GMK, Polycarb
Second: (?) GMK, Polycarb
Third: (?) No GMK, Aluminum base
Fourth: (?) GMK, Aluminum base

I could believe third and fourth are in the wrong order. Or on identical schedules.

I didn't order mine to get it quicker, I just ordered what I wanted. It was an added perk that my selections mean receiving it faster. That may still be the case but I'm not excited to wait till October.

There is no shipping hierarchy, and the polycarbs are being completed second per a previous post

Well I was under the impression that there was a hierarchy, at one point. This appears to have changed. Regardless, I'm not thrilled by October. Such is life, though.
Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 09 August 2017, 16:55:24
Well I was under the impression that there was a hierarchy, at one point. This appears to have changed. Regardless, I'm not thrilled by October. Such is life, though.

Nope, there never was a hierarchy. Nothing changed. Regardless I'm sorry that was what you thought and it really would suck to find out that's not the case. October isn't so far off, I think once we have them it will be worth the wait.

And it's not going to be the last Keyboard project that is going to have delays and ship late, I suspect these delays aren't the worst we will see on future projects by other creators, and definitely not the longest delay we have seen before as a community by far.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Carlos_the_turtle on Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:06:10
Personally I've got no problem with the delay, delays are to be expected. The only thing that is a little annoying is that we are only finding out now. I feel like we should have been notified as soon as it looked like they weren't going to meet the timetable originally laid out and then updated again once they had the new timetable they've got now. That being said though I've got no problem waiting and am excited for the final product. Thanks Exent team for all the work you are putting in.

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Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Traveler on Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:18:29
Like many people, the delay doesn't bother me too badly. It sucks, but I would definitely like a great product over a rushed and subpar one.

Personally I've got no problem with the delay, delays are to be expected. The only thing that is a little annoying is that we are only finding out now.

This is my biggest point as well. Communication in group buys is very important, especially when things aren't going as previously laid out. Sadly I've seen so many people and companies lack at this.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: TerryMathews on Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:31:27
Nope, there never was a hierarchy. Nothing changed. Regardless I'm sorry that was what you thought and it really would suck to find out that's not the case. October isn't so far off, I think once we have them it will be worth the wait.

And it's not going to be the last Keyboard project that is going to have delays and ship late, I suspect these delays aren't the worst we will see on future projects by other creators, and definitely not the longest delay we have seen before as a community by far.

You're disagreeing with what the GB runner posted:

Later. There isn't many who ordered the aluminum bottom. So the manufacturer will run it after the polycarbonate bottom.

If you're going to tell someone they're wrong, you have to be right or you look foolish.

On topic, I don't mind delays (and we've had multiple in this buy already let's don't kid ourselves) but going delay, delay, delay then "oops, we're still 2-4 months away from fulfillment" when we're already 2 months overdue is frustrating and unprofessional.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:39:06
Nope, there never was a hierarchy. Nothing changed. Regardless I'm sorry that was what you thought and it really would suck to find out that's not the case. October isn't so far off, I think once we have them it will be worth the wait.

And it's not going to be the last Keyboard project that is going to have delays and ship late, I suspect these delays aren't the worst we will see on future projects by other creators, and definitely not the longest delay we have seen before as a community by far.

You're disagreeing with what the GB runner posted:

Later. There isn't many who ordered the aluminum bottom. So the manufacturer will run it after the polycarbonate bottom.

If you're going to tell someone they're wrong, you have to be right or you look foolish.

On topic, I don't mind delays (and we've had multiple in this buy already let's don't kid ourselves) but going delay, delay, delay then "oops, we're still 2-4 months away from fulfillment" when we're already 2 months overdue is frustrating and unprofessional.
agreed. too many people apologizing for poor planning and lack of foresight in here.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: TerryMathews on Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:50:00
Maybe it's time for those big names who are supporting this project to comment. You remember: TARO?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:56:08
Let me be clear, I'm not upset with anyone about the delay, I'm just not pleased I have to wait till approx. October for it. I'm not directing my irritation at any individual.

But all of you bring up an excellent point, which is that communication is paramount. It should not have taken this long to hear about this.

Also I thought it had been mentioned that the polycarb bottoms were gonna ship first. That's what led me to believe there was a shipping hierarchy.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: TerryMathews on Wed, 09 August 2017, 18:20:28
My recollection:

There was a delay related to the GMK set. Kits without keys were going to ship first.

Recently, there was the fact that the aluminum bottoms hasn't entered production yet. Acrylic was supposed to ship first (I quoted it above)

Your recollection matches information in this thread.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Cerasis on Wed, 09 August 2017, 19:00:18
With the timeline as it is i don't think that the GMK set isn't going to hold back the ship date, considering the kit itself had more delays than the GMK set, which is more or less right on time.

I would really want an updated timeline, even if it is an estimate. I initially thought i'd have to wait multiple weeks for the GMK set to arrive before my kit would ship but it looks like the former would wait for the latter.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: yuktsi on Wed, 09 August 2017, 19:31:39
With the timeline as it is i don't think that the GMK set isn't going to hold back the ship date, considering the kit itself had more delays than the GMK set, which is more or less right on time.

I would really want an updated timeline, even if it is an estimate. I initially thought i'd have to wait multiple weeks for the GMK set to arrive before my kit would ship but it looks like the former would wait for the latter.
An update has been posted at the third post of this thread
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Cerasis on Wed, 09 August 2017, 21:45:38
Damn, October. Didn't know we were that behind, even more so since the alu bottoms will have to wait til the polycarb ones are finished.

Hopefully the quality is up to par. Still extremely excited for this board, but i'll probably get to building another board in the meantime.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 09 August 2017, 22:09:37
If you're going to tell someone they're wrong, you have to be right or you look foolish.

Who cares if I look foolish once in a while, out of the thousands of online posts I make in any given week, in front of maybe 15 complete strangers, that I will never meet, a fraction of whom will never even catch that I made a mistake in the first place, and which will be forgotten figuratively 15 minutes later and will be buried obscurely in hardly any more time that that. You caught me! How ever will I recover from what a fool I look like.

And while updates would be nice, they aren't professionals, updating us is a courtesy, not an obligation, and I don't think we are entitled to them like people are seemingly getting really bent out of shape expressing.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Wed, 09 August 2017, 22:13:41
If you're going to tell someone they're wrong, you have to be right or you look foolish.

Who cares if I look foolish once in a while, out of the thousands of online posts I make in any given week, in front of maybe 15 complete strangers, that I will never meet, a fraction of whom will never even catch that I made a mistake in the first place, and which will be forgotten figuratively 15 minutes later and will be buried obscurely in hardly any more time that that. You caught me! How ever will I recover from what a fool I look like.

And while updates would be nice, they aren't professionals, updating us is a courtesy, not an obligation, and I don't think we are entitled to them like people are seemingly getting really bent out of shape expressing.
naw we definitely are entitled to updates especially since this run is running extremely behind.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 09 August 2017, 22:31:02
naw we definitely are entitled to updates especially since this run is running extremely behind.

Entitled by what? What gives you the entitlement? A casual, forum based, consumer run crowd funding project fell behind and their level of communication isn't matching a professional company level and you feel like they owe it to you personally to handhold you through the process because why? It's how you want it to be? **** doesn't work like that. Be happy it's a cool keyboard and you get to have one, there are a ton of people that weren't able to that would be super stoked just to be a part of the project and would gladly wait through radio silence just to get one even if it took until next year. It doesn't matter that they aren't communicating, all that matters is that the keyboard gets made. You aren't entitled to anything just because you preordered someone's side hobby on a niche forum in some random corner of the internet.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Wed, 09 August 2017, 22:34:29
naw we definitely are entitled to updates especially since this run is running extremely behind.

Entitled by what? What gives you the entitlement? A casual, forum based, consumer run crowd funding project fell behind and their level of communication isn't matching a professional company level and you feel like they owe it to you personally to handhold you through the process because why? It's how you want it to be? **** doesn't work like that. Be happy it's a cool keyboard and you get to have one, there are a ton of people that weren't able to that would be super stoked just to be a part of the project and would gladly wait through radio silence just to get one even if it took until next year. It doesn't matter that they aren't communicating, all that matters is that the keyboard gets made. You aren't entitled to anything just because you preordered someone's side hobby on a niche forum in some random corner of the internet.
"what gives you that entitlement"

the fact that i paid money for it, duh. didn't even read the rest of that nonsense.
Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Wed, 09 August 2017, 22:37:39

the fact that i paid money for it, duh. didn't even read the rest of that nonsense.

Money doesn't equal entitlement, don't be ignorant.


Edited to clarify my point.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Wed, 09 August 2017, 22:39:17

the fact that i paid money for it, duh. didn't even read the rest of that nonsense.

Money doesn't entitle you to anything other than a product, don't be ignorant.
"don't be ignorant" ironic :-/
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: kacase on Thu, 10 August 2017, 04:28:36

the fact that i paid money for it, duh. didn't even read the rest of that nonsense.

Money doesn't entitle you to anything other than a product, don't be ignorant.
"don't be ignorant" ironic :-/

Demorior clearly hasn’t been part of this community long enough to know how these things go. And handles the delay with teenage impatience.

Groupbuys are 90% not on time. Any communication is great. I have sometimes gone several months without hearing anything about the status or the reasons behind a delay. Some group buys even fail and you will not even see your money back.

Pleas just relax, calm down, grow up and look forward to the awesome keyboard you will receive this year.

Thank you.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Helldrop on Thu, 10 August 2017, 06:17:52

the fact that i paid money for it, duh. didn't even read the rest of that nonsense.

Money doesn't entitle you to anything other than a product, don't be ignorant.
"don't be ignorant" ironic :-/

Demorior clearly hasn’t been part of this community long enough to know how these things go. And handles the delay with teenage impatience.

Groupbuys are 90% not on time. Any communication is great. I have sometimes gone several months without hearing anything about the status or the reasons behind a delay. Some group buys even fail and you will not even see your money back.

Pleas just relax, calm down, grow up and look forward to the awesome keyboard you will receive this year.

Thank you.

I agree with you. But I think the host has to provide more regular updates about the progress.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Data on Thu, 10 August 2017, 06:32:47
If you're going to tell someone they're wrong, you have to be right or you look foolish.
And while updates would be nice, they aren't professionals, updating us is a courtesy, not an obligation, and I don't think we are entitled to them like people are seemingly getting really bent out of shape expressing.
Money has changed hands.  Like it or not, this is a business transaction and there are certain reasonable expectations that come with it.  They may not be "professionals" but the team behind this GB has an obligation to keep us informed.  And it looks like they intend to do that, so everything is as it should be.  /shrug

Updating isn't a courtesy.  You're being ridiculous.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 10 August 2017, 06:54:38
Money has changed hands.  Like it or not, this is a business transaction and there are certain reasonable expectations that come with it.  They may not be "professionals" but the team behind this GB has an obligation to keep us informed.  And it looks like they intend to do that, so everything is as it should be.  /shrug

You can have a reasonable expectation of without being entitled. I'm not being ridiculous, I just realize that giving someone money doesn't indebt them to me. Sure it's nice when there is information, but I don't care when there isn't. This isn't a medicine I need to live, where not getting it exactly when I need it will cause me harm. It's a toy, I would argue that it is a toy that literally everyone who is getting it already has at least one other toy that does the exact same thing this one does, so what if it's late, like nearly every crowd funding project of the nearly 200 I have been a part of (many of which have been offered by actually professional companies) has been. They don't have an obligation to keep us informed, it would just be swell if they did, but we aren't paying them for information; they have an obligation to deliver a product, you just have this assumption 'I want this so it should be this way because it's what I want' that makes you feel like they owe you information.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Data on Thu, 10 August 2017, 07:07:39
Money has changed hands.  Like it or not, this is a business transaction and there are certain reasonable expectations that come with it.  They may not be "professionals" but the team behind this GB has an obligation to keep us informed.  And it looks like they intend to do that, so everything is as it should be.  /shrug

You can have a reasonable expectation of without being entitled. I'm not being ridiculous, I just realize that giving someone money doesn't indebt them to me. Sure it's nice when there is information, but I don't care when there isn't. This isn't a medicine I need to live, where not getting it exactly when I need it will cause me harm. It's a toy, I would argue that it is a toy that literally everyone who is getting it already has at least one other toy that does the exact same thing this one does, so what if it's late, like nearly every crowd funding project of the nearly 200 I have been a part of (many of which have been offered by actually professional companies) has been. They don't have an obligation to keep us informed, it would just be swell if they did, but we aren't paying them for information; they have an obligation to deliver a product, you just have this assumption 'I want this so it should be this way because it's what I want' that makes you feel like they owe you information.

Yes, I'm trying to be reasonable.  And I agree that not everyone has behaved that way these last couple of days.

The subjective importance/significance of the product is not relevant.  I would expect the same level of communication from the team had they sold me a new yacht or a toothpick.  Maybe they don't conduct business that way in your part of the world, but where I come from, you keep your customer apprised of the situation regarding his order -- whether you're a "professional" or not.  And that's doubly true when you've overrun your original delivery estimate.

This is all academic, as clearly juahenza is prepared to give us regular updates.  So we needn't argue the point.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: clappingcactus on Thu, 10 August 2017, 08:34:27
You can have a reasonable expectation of without being entitled. I'm not being ridiculous, I just realize that giving someone money doesn't indebt them to me. Sure it's nice when there is information, but I don't care when there isn't. This isn't a medicine I need to live, where not getting it exactly when I need it will cause me harm. It's a toy, I would argue that it is a toy that literally everyone who is getting it already has at least one other toy that does the exact same thing this one does, so what if it's late, like nearly every crowd funding project of the nearly 200 I have been a part of (many of which have been offered by actually professional companies) has been. They don't have an obligation to keep us informed, it would just be swell if they did, but we aren't paying them for information; they have an obligation to deliver a product, you just have this assumption 'I want this so it should be this way because it's what I want' that makes you feel like they owe you information.

I wish I was more like you. You're very patient, kind and understanding.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Thu, 10 August 2017, 09:29:46

the fact that i paid money for it, duh. didn't even read the rest of that nonsense.

Money doesn't entitle you to anything other than a product, don't be ignorant.
"don't be ignorant" ironic :-/

Demorior clearly hasn’t been part of this community long enough to know how these things go. And handles the delay with teenage impatience.

Groupbuys are 90% not on time. Any communication is great. I have sometimes gone several months without hearing anything about the status or the reasons behind a delay. Some group buys even fail and you will not even see your money back.

Pleas just relax, calm down, grow up and look forward to the awesome keyboard you will receive this year.

Thank you.
ah yes, more people to apologize for people not doing their jobs. if you're going to run a group buy and take several people's money, you accept responsibility for that money. this community and group buys could be better if some accountability was put into place. if you think it's ok to not provide updates after several weeks have passed beyond the expected ship time please do not ever run a business or try to arrange a group buy yourself.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 10 August 2017, 09:37:13
ah yes, more people to apologize for people not doing their jobs. if you're going to run a group buy and take several people's money, you accept responsibility for that money. this community and group buys could be better if some accountability was put into place. if you think it's ok to not provide updates after several weeks have passed beyond the expected ship time please do not ever run a business or try to arrange a group buy yourself.

It's not a job they are doing. And there isn't anything to indicate they aren't treating our money with the utmost responsibility. I'm just saying 'ok'/'not ok' doesn't play into the equation, it just doesn't matter. It's not causing a problem, it's not hurting anyone, it's not an important product that is going to disrupt the marketplace, it's a tiny hobby project that's taking longer than expected. Whooptidoo. Your money hasn't gone anywhere, your keyboard will show up eventually. And I have no doubts the creator will happily refund you if for some reason a surprise delay makes it impossible for you to exercise some patience.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Thu, 10 August 2017, 09:40:04
ah yes, more people to apologize for people not doing their jobs. if you're going to run a group buy and take several people's money, you accept responsibility for that money. this community and group buys could be better if some accountability was put into place. if you think it's ok to not provide updates after several weeks have passed beyond the expected ship time please do not ever run a business or try to arrange a group buy yourself.

It's not a job they are doing. And there isn't anything to indicate they aren't treating our money with the utmost responsibility. I'm just saying 'ok'/'not ok' doesn't play into the equation, it just doesn't matter. It's not causing a problem, it's not hurting anyone, it's not an important product that is going to disrupt the marketplace, it's a tiny hobby project that's taking longer than expected. Whooptidoo. Your money hasn't gone anywhere, your keyboard will show up eventually. And I have no doubts the creator will happily refund you if for some reason a surprise delay makes it impossible for you to exercise some patience.
your issue is you think just because you're ok with not receiving updates and massive delays that everyone should also be, too. not how the world works, unfortunately.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Oblotzky on Thu, 10 August 2017, 09:40:59
It's not a job they are doing.

How is getting paid to design and produce a product not a job?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 10 August 2017, 09:51:29
your issue is you think just because you're ok with not receiving updates and massive delays that everyone should also be, too. not how the world works, unfortunately.

It's not an issue. I just think people should exercise a little acceptance and complain less. But unfortunate you are right, that's not how the world works.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: TerryMathews on Thu, 10 August 2017, 09:56:19
It's not a job they are doing.

How is getting paid to design and produce a product not a job?

Especially:

TGR
Aconic
RAMA
Originative

This isn't some neckbeard in his or her parent's basement (or at least it was advertised as being that way).
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Data on Thu, 10 August 2017, 11:04:38
It's not a job they are doing.

How is getting paid to design and produce a product not a job?

Especially:

TGR
Aconic
RAMA
Originative

This isn't some neckbeard in his or her parent's basement (or at least it was advertised as being that way).

This guy gets it.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 10 August 2017, 11:40:46
And while updates would be nice, they aren't professionals, updating us is a courtesy, not an obligation, and I don't think we are entitled to them like people are seemingly getting really bent out of shape expressing.

WTF? Any given one of us as over 200$ sunk into this. Most of us probably a lot more than that. I'm not gonna throw that kinda money at people who don't act professional, and they damned well do have an obligation to update us. Especially if they hope to have us join another GB of theirs. This isn't a ****ing charity here. Get your head out of your ass.


Wow I read some more of your comments. Your head is so far up your ass it's gone back up through your torso and neck and up into outer space. You're a goddamned moron.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 10 August 2017, 12:06:00
I'm super patient and I usually am super understanding of delays and unforeseeable obstacles that pop up but honestly, Demorior has a point.

If things were handled better and people were held accountable for mistakes that happen (as they are with bigger businesses) then maybe things would be less sloppy. A delay of like 3 months should not be announced like the exact moment the product is meant to be starting to be sent out for delivery.

Can WE do anything about it? No. Am I annoyed that it's taking forever and that it was announced way too late? A little. Am I going to complain? No, I don't think it's really warranted, it sucks that the QC of the anode etc or what it was exactly had to be redone but I rather that than getting a ****ty finish.

Additionally, we don't know the details and don't know who should be held accountable for what happened - I feel raging at GB runners can be unfair depending on how exactly things went down. Whether or not this should be disclosed it another thing entirely.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: merutz on Thu, 10 August 2017, 12:24:21
WTF? Any given one of us as over 200$ sunk into this. Most of us probably a lot more than that. I'm not gonna throw that kinda money at people who don't act professional, and they damned well do have an obligation to update us. Especially if they hope to have us join another GB of theirs. This isn't a ****ing charity here. Get your head out of your ass.


Wow I read some more of your comments. Your head is so far up your ass it's gone back up through your torso and neck and up into outer space. You're a goddamned moron.

You've had way too many pancakes man...  :))
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 10 August 2017, 13:28:14
I'm super patient and I usually am super understanding of delays and unforeseeable obstacles that pop up but honestly, Demorior has a point.

If things were handled better and people were held accountable for mistakes that happen (as they are with bigger businesses) then maybe things would be less sloppy. A delay of like 3 months should not be announced like the exact moment the product is meant to be starting to be sent out for delivery.

Can WE do anything about it? No. Am I annoyed that it's taking forever and that it was announced way too late? A little. Am I going to complain? No, I don't think it's really warranted, it sucks that the QC of the anode etc or what it was exactly had to be redone but I rather that than getting a ****ty finish.

Additionally, we don't know the details and don't know who should be held accountable for what happened - I feel raging at GB runners can be unfair depending on how exactly things went down. Whether or not this should be disclosed it another thing entirely.

I know this wasn't directed specifically at me, necessarily, but I'm not trying to rage at anyone in particular. I do think communication should have been better, I do think these things should be run professionally, I do think all of us constantly hear about some of these past nightmare groupbuys and get rightfully nervous when things get delayed or there is a lack of communication.

On the other hand, not knowing all the facts I don't blame the group buy runners for the delays, although I do believe that updates should come at shorter than two and a half week intervals. I also don't think the GB runners should release a shoddy product simply to meet due dates.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: eddible on Thu, 10 August 2017, 17:32:55
A delay of like 3 months should not be announced like the exact moment the product is meant to be starting to be sent out for delivery.

This is the issue. I've done enough GBs to understand that delays happen, but you've got to be more transparent. It's almost more frustrating with this one because of the names involved. Originative will be stocking these cases post GB according to what's been said, so it isn't like people aren't going to be making a profit from this. We should be treated like paying customers and respected as such.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 10 August 2017, 18:05:03
but I'm not trying to rage at anyone in particular.

Get your head out of your ass.

Your head is so far up your ass

You're a goddamned moron.

Looks like you're trying to rage very specifically at someone.

I'm not a moron for understanding that **** happens and not getting upset about it. For being a mature adult in accepting that there was a delay and not getting bent out of shape because there wasn't immediate coddling. I'm not a moron for having a healthier perspective on the situation that doesn't equate person's communication with the quality of their product, for realizing there would likely be delays ahead of time (which everyone seems to have expressed believing) and when they happened being able to say 'saw that coming' to myself instead of 'I demand information immediately or I'm not buying your **** again' to them.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: user 18 on Thu, 10 August 2017, 18:56:32
Just a reminder to be civil to other users, even those you don't agree with.

The vast majority of GBs have delays. It is reasonable for people who have given their money to ask politely for updates, particularly when there are changes to the original schedule, and it helps to keep the GB runner accountable. Joining GBs has a degree of inherent risk, if you're not willing to handle that risk, you shouldn't be joining GBs.

Thank-you to everyone who has stayed civil throughout this thread.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Thu, 10 August 2017, 19:18:40
Ok, my weird 'consumers have no rights' dogma aside, isn't it reasonable to assume that they just wanted to wait to update us until they had the information on hand? I don't know if it would have been better if they had just messaged us saying 'there is going to be a sizeable delay, we don't have any information yet' and let peoples imaginations go wild.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: TerryMathews on Thu, 10 August 2017, 21:20:27
isn't it reasonable to assume that they just wanted to wait to update us until they had the information on hand?

Absent other information, sure. There was a prototype EXENT at the Oco meet on 7/13 with an acrylic bottom.

They knew about the machining trouble then, they had to.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Thu, 10 August 2017, 21:32:46
I would thank everyone for being patient with us. All of you to be exact. We are discussing with the manufacturer now, to see if it's possible to deliver those bottom in batches by not affecting much to the cost. If that is possible, we will be able to start delivering earlier.

With only 3/5 of the MOQ is fulfilled, aggreesively priced kit, money being withheld by PayPal, the delays and also issues with the QC, these are clearly the things that I have underestimated, when I naively pull Sherry and Sam in, to "give something back to community".

I understand that the lack of communication in the last few weeks have been worrying for you guys, I will check in more often to keep you posted. And mentioned earlier, there will be an update at least from us every week.

Cheers, enjoy your weekend.
Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Traveler on Thu, 10 August 2017, 21:33:57
Ok, my weird 'consumers have no rights' dogma aside, isn't it reasonable to assume that they just wanted to wait to update us until they had the information on hand? I don't know if it would have been better if they had just messaged us saying 'there is going to be a sizeable delay, we don't have any information yet' and let peoples imaginations go wild.

That kind of situation is a tough call. I've seen a Kickstarter (Eve V tablet) do the same thing as you mentioned: "wait to update us until they had the information on hand". The reaction of the people is much of the same reaction echoed here: any info and communication (no matter how small) is preferred over none. Like you said, imaginations can run wild, but that's true on both sides. And silence can feed imagination just as much or more than small parts of empty info. Silence always concerns me more than bad news.

But at least we finally have news now, and will have more as things progress.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Thu, 10 August 2017, 21:57:25
but I'm not trying to rage at anyone in particular.

Get your head out of your ass.

Your head is so far up your ass

You're a goddamned moron.

Looks like you're trying to rage very specifically at someone.

I'm not a moron for understanding that **** happens and not getting upset about it. For being a mature adult in accepting that there was a delay and not getting bent out of shape because there wasn't immediate coddling. I'm not a moron for having a healthier perspective on the situation that doesn't equate person's communication with the quality of their product, for realizing there would likely be delays ahead of time (which everyone seems to have expressed believing) and when they happened being able to say 'saw that coming' to myself instead of 'I demand information immediately or I'm not buying your **** again' to them.


When I said "no one specifically" I meant the GB runners. With you, on the other hand, I'm simply not going to engage anymore, even as difficult as you are making that for me.  Good lord man.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Fri, 11 August 2017, 11:02:11
I would thank everyone for being patient with us. All of you to be exact. We are discussing with the manufacturer now, to see if it's possible to deliver those bottom in batches by not affecting much to the cost. If that is possible, we will be able to start delivering earlier.

With only 3/5 of the MOQ is fulfilled, aggreesively priced kit, money being withheld by PayPal, the delays and also issues with the QC, these are clearly the things that I have underestimated, when I naively pull Sherry and Sam in, to "give something back to community".

I understand that the lack of communication in the last few weeks have been worrying for you guys, I will check in more often to keep you posted. And mentioned earlier, there will be an update at least from us every week.

Cheers, enjoy your weekend.


Hey Juahenza, thanks for checking in. Since transparent bottoms are taking a lot of time to produce, wouldn't it be better to make the aluminum bottoms first since they have to be anodized and also get checked for any issues? Just my 2 cents for not having delays anymore.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: codywanks on Fri, 11 August 2017, 13:30:18
Hey Juahenza, thanks for checking in. Since transparent bottoms are taking a lot of time to produce, wouldn't it be better to make the aluminum bottoms first since they have to be anodized and also get checked for any issues? Just my 2 cents for not having delays anymore.

I'm betting you picked alu instead of PC eh? Nice attempt at trying to skip the queue  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Cerasis on Fri, 11 August 2017, 14:45:23
Hey Juahenza, thanks for checking in. Since transparent bottoms are taking a lot of time to produce, wouldn't it be better to make the aluminum bottoms first since they have to be anodized and also get checked for any issues? Just my 2 cents for not having delays anymore.

I'm betting you picked alu instead of PC eh? Nice attempt at trying to skip the queue  :thumb:

Not that its a bad thing, i got alu bottoms too and i had that thought initially. Though i'm pretty sure since they've already started they can't just stop and do something else. It made sense that you'd make the alu first if you knew the polycarb would take x amount of time longer.

I feel that they can't do anything on that front unfortunately, we're all going to have to live with that extra delay.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Fri, 11 August 2017, 15:49:48
Hey Juahenza, thanks for checking in. Since transparent bottoms are taking a lot of time to produce, wouldn't it be better to make the aluminum bottoms first since they have to be anodized and also get checked for any issues? Just my 2 cents for not having delays anymore.

I'm betting you picked alu instead of PC eh? Nice attempt at trying to skip the queue  :thumb:

Whoops busted  :p . But really I am serious about what I said. If an anodizing issue were to surface with alu bottoms shipping could get delayed to friggin 2018. I am completely fine with waiting 1-2 weeks extra for Alu bottoms but any more than that is just bad planning.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: monkeyplusplus on Mon, 14 August 2017, 15:02:54
I don't remember if I ordered an aluminum bottom or not, but after seeing Rama's M65-A with an aluminum bottom I kinda really super want the aluminum bottom on the Exent <3
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Mon, 14 August 2017, 22:04:48
I don't remember if I ordered an aluminum bottom or not, but after seeing Rama's M65-A with an aluminum bottom I kinda really super want the aluminum bottom on the Exent <3

After seeing everything about RAMA's M65-A I really regret not getting one. There might be extra parts after this ships for people to get extra bits and pieces. I ended up getting one full kit for this and one barebones because I couldn't decide on just one color, or poly/alu bottom. Oh and because I have horrible financial prioritization.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: ricyuyc on Mon, 14 August 2017, 22:30:27
I don't remember if I ordered an aluminum bottom or not, but after seeing Rama's M65-A with an aluminum bottom I kinda really super want the aluminum bottom on the Exent <3

After seeing everything about RAMA's M65-A I really regret not getting one. There might be extra parts after this ships for people to get extra bits and pieces. I ended up getting one full kit for this and one barebones because I couldn't decide on just one color, or poly/alu bottom. Oh and because I have horrible financial prioritization.
I have locked to Alu bottom at the first move since myself hate bottom lighting/RGB shine through.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: txclack on Mon, 14 August 2017, 22:47:00
I am willing to purchase the GMK set from anyone if you ordered it with the group buy and changed your mind after.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: typischt on Mon, 14 August 2017, 22:58:44
Congrats to everyone in the group buy for getting in on this. It's such a nice keyboard and I'm for sure gonna try to get one of the extras!
Is there a picture anywhere with the alu bottom?
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 15 August 2017, 09:09:28
Managed to check on the anodized dark gray top today, they look pretty good. We should be expecting the pink ones in the next 2-3 days.

(http://i.imgur.com/JgzWHmm.jpg)

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: speedemonv12 on Tue, 15 August 2017, 09:12:21
Managed to check on the anodized dark gray top today, they look pretty good. We should be expecting the pink ones in the next 2-3 days.

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Awesome!

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Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: six_chains on Tue, 15 August 2017, 12:22:17
Managed to check on the anodized dark gray top today, they look pretty good. We should be expecting the pink ones in the next 2-3 days.

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cool! is that the dark gray on the left, & then the black on the right side? or are they all gray here?
either way, they're looking really nice & smooth.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dubious on Tue, 15 August 2017, 12:35:07
That's some dark gray! Can't wait to see it in person
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Data on Wed, 16 August 2017, 12:15:02
Managed to check on the anodized dark gray top today, they look pretty good. We should be expecting the pink ones in the next 2-3 days.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JgzWHmm.jpg)

Looking good.  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: alexfry on Thu, 17 August 2017, 19:48:42
Excellent

This is what I’m looking for in updates.
Photographs of physical progress.

The details of the manafacuring process are as interesting as the final product from my perspective.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: shantanujoshi on Fri, 18 August 2017, 02:07:51
Damn these are turning out gorgeous hope there's extras too.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: wtzll on Mon, 21 August 2017, 11:47:41
Holly crap! If anyone wants to give me their spot on this I want in!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Gettys on Tue, 22 August 2017, 01:42:11
That dark gray looks amazing, so happy I went with it.  The excitement is creeping up more and more everyday.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Gdubb90 on Tue, 22 August 2017, 12:27:26
That dark gray looks amazing, so happy I went with it.  The excitement is creeping up more and more everyday.

Same here! Every day I get a little more excited :) I really appreciate all the hard work they are putting into it because I'm sure it's difficult! Can't wait for some more updates!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: MaNiFeX on Wed, 23 August 2017, 12:06:12
Damn these are turning out gorgeous hope there's extras too.

MOQ was only 2/3rds filled and the remaining 1/3rd had to be purchased by the GB, so there should be extras to be had.  Keep your fingers crossed!   :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Wed, 23 August 2017, 21:48:05
Hi guys, just thought to drop by for some quick update. The GMK set has just arrived at Sheraton, he will get a nice cafe on Saturday to take some nice pics. Polycarbonate bottom is in progress, there still a little warp (very little) with the parts, but it doesn't affect once everything is put together. Still expecting the pink anodized top, maybe tomorrow said the anodizing guy.

Enjoy the rest of the day, guys!
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: demorior on Wed, 23 August 2017, 21:55:23
Still looking for someone to take over my order.

Basic kit
Black top
Poly bottom
8° tilt
No extras
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: KINGPIN on Thu, 24 August 2017, 00:53:54
Still looking for someone to take over my order.

Basic kit
Black top
Poly bottom
8° tilt
No extras
sorry but no love for basic
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Marvellion on Thu, 24 August 2017, 01:06:55
Still looking for someone to take over my order.

Basic kit
Black top
Poly bottom
8° tilt
No extras
sorry but no love for basic
Basics are keyboards too

Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Traveler on Fri, 25 August 2017, 15:08:41
With it being so late I'm going to assume the answer is "no", but would it be possible to change the color of my order? I want to switch from Grey to Black.

I'm thinking of building a new PC and I want the case and keyboard to match. Buying a black case or a case with black accents would be much easier than grey.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Sat, 26 August 2017, 00:28:28
With it being so late I'm going to assume the answer is "no", but would it be possible to change the color of my order? I want to switch from Grey to Black.

I'm thinking of building a new PC and I want the case and keyboard to match. Buying a black case or a case with black accents would be much easier than grey.

If it ends up being too late, I would recommend plasti-dip, you can coat it black, it wont harm the finish and you can remove it easily any time. If done right you can get a really smooth matte black finish that will protect the aluminum underneath and hold up to use without any issues.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sat, 26 August 2017, 01:37:18
With it being so late I'm going to assume the answer is "no", but would it be possible to change the color of my order? I want to switch from Grey to Black.

I'm thinking of building a new PC and I want the case and keyboard to match. Buying a black case or a case with black accents would be much easier than grey.

If it ends up being too late, I would recommend plasti-dip, you can coat it black, it wont harm the finish and you can remove it easily any time. If done right you can get a really smooth matte black finish that will protect the aluminum underneath and hold up to use without any issues.

Yes. Plastidip a perfect, gorgeous machined and anodized aluminum surface, because all of us the first thing we do when we get a nice thing is throw it into the dirt to give it that beautiful, covered in scratches dust and grime finish. I suggest you do that, and THEN plastidip it, just to extra ruin the keyboard.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: rustywok on Sat, 26 August 2017, 01:58:29
With it being so late I'm going to assume the answer is "no", but would it be possible to change the color of my order? I want to switch from Grey to Black.

I'm thinking of building a new PC and I want the case and keyboard to match. Buying a black case or a case with black accents would be much easier than grey.

I don't know what your PC budget is like but Caselabs sells a gunmetal gray case. Not cheap, but not that hard to source.

http://www.caselabs-store.com/magnum-sma8-customizable/

Also, it's my dream PC case.  :) Next year, maybe. Good luck. Sounds like an interesting project, matching PC case and keyboard case.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Sat, 26 August 2017, 04:17:48
With it being so late I'm going to assume the answer is "no", but would it be possible to change the color of my order? I want to switch from Grey to Black.

I'm thinking of building a new PC and I want the case and keyboard to match. Buying a black case or a case with black accents would be much easier than grey.

If it ends up being too late, I would recommend plasti-dip, you can coat it black, it wont harm the finish and you can remove it easily any time. If done right you can get a really smooth matte black finish that will protect the aluminum underneath and hold up to use without any issues.

Yes. Plastidip a perfect, gorgeous machined and anodized aluminum surface, because all of us the first thing we do when we get a nice thing is throw it into the dirt to give it that beautiful, covered in scratches dust and grime finish. I suggest you do that, and THEN plastidip it, just to extra ruin the keyboard.

What are you even talking about? He is having second thoughts about the color and I offered a completely harmless and easy solution.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: dead_pixel_design on Sat, 26 August 2017, 04:19:04
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Title: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Traveler on Sat, 26 August 2017, 11:33:55
If it ends up being too late, I would recommend plasti-dip, you can coat it black, it wont harm the finish and you can remove it easily any time. If done right you can get a really smooth matte black finish that will protect the aluminum underneath and hold up to use without any issues.

Nice! That might be a perfect alternative solution actually.

I don't know what your PC budget is like but Caselabs sells a gunmetal gray case. Not cheap, but not that hard to source.

http://www.caselabs-store.com/magnum-sma8-customizable/

Also, it's my dream PC case.  :) Next year, maybe. Good luck. Sounds like an interesting project, matching PC case and keyboard case.

Ah, I came across that case when looking for some grey/gunmetal cases myself. Way out of my budget, but it's definitely a beautiful case.

And thanks! I want to go for a very uniform look, like something you would see at the top of r/battlestations . So I want all peripherals and devices to match very well.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sat, 26 August 2017, 11:34:31
With it being so late I'm going to assume the answer is "no", but would it be possible to change the color of my order? I want to switch from Grey to Black.

I'm thinking of building a new PC and I want the case and keyboard to match. Buying a black case or a case with black accents would be much easier than grey.

If it ends up being too late, I would recommend plasti-dip, you can coat it black, it wont harm the finish and you can remove it easily any time. If done right you can get a really smooth matte black finish that will protect the aluminum underneath and hold up to use without any issues.

Yes. Plastidip a perfect, gorgeous machined and anodized aluminum surface, because all of us the first thing we do when we get a nice thing is throw it into the dirt to give it that beautiful, covered in scratches dust and grime finish. I suggest you do that, and THEN plastidip it, just to extra ruin the keyboard.

What are you even talking about? He is having second thoughts about the color and I offered a completely harmless and easy solution.


It's harmless sure but not a solution. Plastidip is stupid.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 26 August 2017, 18:24:43
Sorry to break up the pointless bickering, but:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYRdToODnKd/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BYRdToODnKd/)
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: Gettys on Sat, 26 August 2017, 21:22:31
Sorry to break up the pointless bickering, but:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYRdToODnKd/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BYRdToODnKd/)
So beautiful
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: PancakeMSTR on Sat, 26 August 2017, 23:54:42
Any more pictures? I'd love to see a silver case.
Title: Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
Post by: juahenza on Sun, 27 August 2017, 00:35:05