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Title: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 01 October 2018, 23:09:50
The Ďwaití for something isnít the most conscious desire, but that anticipation creates nostalgia.   

At Rama Works, youíve embraced this. From updates of the blog, to direct communication with the community, being part of a Rama Works product doesnít just start when you receive it. If youíve ever received a Rama Works product, you know that no detail is overlooked.   

Let us take you on a journey that will capture that sensory experience, and explore the gravitational interaction between aesthetic and design. The Rama Works ĎXí element personifies the understanding that taking something away doesnít necessarily make it less.   


At Rama Works, with each launch, we iterate with finesse and strive to evolve our offerings. We aim to deliver well-executed processes all along the way from packaging to production, customer service and more. Koyu is a launch grounded in what our community knows us for. This aluminium unibody has a beautifully designed fixed layout. The gently exaggerated design of the frame is not understated, but rather provocative. Inspiration and evolution from previous models are evident in the beautifully articulated design and the well defined aesthetic, the fingerprint of our ĎIndustrial Moderní designs. The board Implements hot swappable switches on the integrated 4.5mm plate, no solder needed! The interior weight will be interchangeable between the KOYU and the M60 series. Powered by removable USB-C. This launch marks the return of our most iconic 65% layout to date, with a new streamlined design. The KOYU brings two new colourways to the Rama Works palette. We are introducing the luxurious and dreamlike Haze, as well as the clean and powerful Race colourway.   

https://rama.works/koyu (https://rama.works/koyu)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Signature on Tue, 02 October 2018, 08:16:19
Approved
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: RivieraS on Tue, 02 October 2018, 09:58:00
1000 Dollars..

Deep in thought...
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: hervuli on Tue, 02 October 2018, 10:41:19
Is there an estimated ship date? Couldn't find one anywhere on the site.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: jupitard on Tue, 02 October 2018, 11:41:26
any eta on ship date? also any more renders of that awesome  haze color?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: RivieraS on Tue, 02 October 2018, 11:57:01
Is there an estimated ship date? Couldn't find one anywhere on the site.

I guess about 6 months and more
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: oh_chesteroni on Tue, 02 October 2018, 12:36:37
Maybe I missed it in the promotional material, but how much does the regular Koyu weigh without the internal weight?

EDIT: nevermind, it's on the sale page!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: vonswoopington on Tue, 02 October 2018, 12:49:30
Can we get more renders of the full board with all the colors?  The half renders are making it hard to visualize the whole thing.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: sJ1N on Tue, 02 October 2018, 12:58:17
Is there an estimated ship date? Couldn't find one anywhere on the site.

Preorders are open until late november so i'll estimate a looong time
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: NicoWilde on Tue, 02 October 2018, 13:35:11
So distraught on whether to get the TANK or not... it's so beautiful
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: lyk503 on Tue, 02 October 2018, 13:48:35
1k for a tank... I wonder how much it costs to manufacture.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Darknight00z on Tue, 02 October 2018, 14:32:53
Can we get more renders of the full board with all the colors?  The half renders are making it hard to visualize the whole thing.

Thanks!

Agreed. All these fancy artsy style angles. We just want clear and simple renders (or prototype photo, even better) of the product we are pre-ordering.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: bball2 on Tue, 02 October 2018, 15:03:40
Jumped in on the race model / set of PBT Heavy Industry!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: beekey on Tue, 02 October 2018, 16:20:15
If they only would offer more layout options - split space for example. Not easy with hotswap, but still. :-/
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 02 October 2018, 16:44:18
Love the design....but split back space is going to be a pain in the arse to deal with.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: vonswoopington on Tue, 02 October 2018, 16:57:44
Love the design....but split back space is going to be a pain in the arse to deal with.

Yeah I'm not a fan of split backspace.  I tried to use it but just couldn't get used to it. No way to have a regular backspace is there?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: euphxenos on Tue, 02 October 2018, 17:48:04
I'd be in for a Tank if they'd offer it without split backspace.  I emailed Rama to ask about this, and they said no.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 02 October 2018, 18:01:32
I'd be in for a Tank if they'd offer it without split backspace.  I emailed Rama to ask about this, and they said no.

I could imagine... In order to do that they'd have to redesign the PCB, retest it, and also redesign a custom plate as well. No way in hell I would imagine Rama would want to go through something like that. That being said I don't know how much can I compensate the 1U thing for the design though but damn I sincerely hate the abomination of split backspace. I bet whoever came up with 1U shift and 1U backspace layout had no idea they just released a plague to mechanical keyboards  :)) :))
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: fireworm on Tue, 02 October 2018, 18:01:55
IMO, putting backspace on the caps lock key is a really good compromise for split backspace boards.  `~, Delete in upper right, and Esc in upper left.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ptykozoon on Tue, 02 October 2018, 19:00:08
Pardon my extreme ignorance, but do I just buy this and a bunch of cherry switches/keycaps and I'm good to go?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: AlexG on Tue, 02 October 2018, 19:04:51
Having a full brass case would be awesome. I just hate 65% with a passion. Worst layout imo.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Starston3 on Tue, 02 October 2018, 19:05:53
Pardon my extreme ignorance, but do I just buy this and a bunch of cherry switches/keycaps and I'm good to go?

Yes. No soldering required.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ye_cole on Tue, 02 October 2018, 19:43:42
Quote
Pardon my extreme ignorance, but do I just buy this and a bunch of cherry switches/keycaps and I'm good to go?

don't forget stabs!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Jkush463 on Tue, 02 October 2018, 20:57:49
tank and tank light are nice looking id like to see a clean clear render though, very interested as pick ups this month.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Genuine.Senpai on Wed, 03 October 2018, 05:30:53
I'm considering picking one up, but could someone explain what a split backspace is? I saw it in the comments and I'm new into this keyboard community.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mgsickler on Wed, 03 October 2018, 06:15:52
I'm considering picking one up, but could someone explain what a split backspace is? I saw it in the comments and I'm new into this keyboard community.

The backspace slot is split into two keys.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: 5inn3d- on Wed, 03 October 2018, 06:23:25
I'd be in for a Tank if they'd offer it without split backspace.  I emailed Rama to ask about this, and they said no.

where is the split backspace? i dont see it anywhere
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Poblopuablo on Wed, 03 October 2018, 07:52:12
The backspace is where ethe "|/" key is and then the backspace is t2 seperated 1u keys



I don't like the split backspace or the 1.5u, 1u, 1.5u, 7u, 1.5u, (.5u blocker), 1u,1u,1u bottom row.  I don't have 7u spacebars. So thus I'll pass.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: krey on Wed, 03 October 2018, 10:11:35
I'd really like to own a Rama keyboard, but a split backspace thing really puts me off.

I'll wait for the next one. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Wed, 03 October 2018, 11:00:02
And I'll probably take it. HAZE (GOLD / DEEP PURPLE) version. It will be good to look in a pair with the M60-A(LAKE).
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: dimo on Wed, 03 October 2018, 11:48:10
And I'll probably take it. HAZE (GOLD / DEEP PURPLE) version. It will be good to look in a pair with the M60-A(LAKE).

haze gold + gmk phantom
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Wed, 03 October 2018, 12:13:01
And I'll probably take it. HAZE (GOLD / DEEP PURPLE) version. It will be good to look in a pair with the M60-A(LAKE).

haze gold + gmk phantom

Oh yeah! Hope buy extras then set is come into the world. But, by the end of the year I will have Mitolet (from Pulse SA R3 drop), I think he will be good too.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: PoochZag on Wed, 03 October 2018, 13:15:56
Can anyone confirm the switches are indeed south facing?  It looks like they are in some of the rendered pictures, but wanted to make sure that's how they actually are oriented.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: onefivenine on Wed, 03 October 2018, 13:51:47
Can anyone confirm the switches are indeed south facing?  It looks like they are in some of the rendered pictures, but wanted to make sure that's how they actually are oriented.

Link to the PCB:
https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-pcb-extra
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: 5inn3d- on Wed, 03 October 2018, 14:56:43
I'd be in for a Tank if they'd offer it without split backspace.  I emailed Rama to ask about this, and they said no.

where is the split backspace? i dont see it anywhere

sorry brainfart....my brain processed it as split space instead of backspace  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Marutks on Wed, 03 October 2018, 16:36:50
I love split backspace.  I wouldnt buy a keeb without split backspace.

I went for the TANK !   I hope it doesn't attract fingerprints too much.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: PoochZag on Wed, 03 October 2018, 17:46:53
Can anyone confirm the switches are indeed south facing?  It looks like they are in some of the rendered pictures, but wanted to make sure that's how they actually are oriented.

Link to the PCB:
https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-pcb-extra

Thanks you I appreciate it, south it is!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 03 October 2018, 19:10:25
1k for a tank... I wonder how much it costs to manufacture.


Incredibly expensive :( Brass is pretty tough to machine and material cost / moving the beast is a task

Can we get more renders of the full board with all the colors?  The half renders are making it hard to visualize the whole thing.

Thanks!
Definitely! Will be doing various set renders like we did for the M60-A :)

---

Also have a prototype of Haze / Race arriving in a few weeks, will have video material up when it arrives
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: vonswoopington on Wed, 03 October 2018, 19:58:32
1k for a tank... I wonder how much it costs to manufacture.


Incredibly expensive :( Brass is pretty tough to machine and material cost / moving the beast is a task

Can we get more renders of the full board with all the colors?  The half renders are making it hard to visualize the whole thing.

Thanks!
Definitely! Will be doing various set renders like we did for the M60-A :)

---

Also have a prototype of Haze / Race arriving in a few weeks, will have video material up when it arrives
Awesome looking forward to it
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ptykozoon on Wed, 03 October 2018, 20:20:10
I really like this keyboard but as for the split backspace - if I want to go with an aftermarket keycap set (say GMK), I don't see that they manufacture a backspace in that smaller size? Am I missing something? Or what is the workaround?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: hervuli on Wed, 03 October 2018, 20:29:57
I really like this keyboard but as for the split backspace - if I want to go with an aftermarket keycap set (say GMK), I don't see that they manufacture a backspace in that smaller size? Am I missing something? Or what is the workaround?

The typical split backspace layout moves backspace down one row to where the backslash/pipe key is on a standard keyboard. Most modern GMK sets include a 1.5u R2 backspace key for this purpose. Then on the top row where backspace would be, you can have the backslash/pipe key and, depending on preference, the tilde key or perhaps Delete. Again, most modern GMK sets have a 1u R1 backslash/pipe key to support this layout.

I was a skeptic but after trying it there's no going back. Having to move your hand slightly less to hit backspace is completely logical - after all, it's probably a very small percentage of users that use backslash/pipe more often than they use backspace.

If you really want a 1u R1 backspace keycap, you'll often find it in any keyset that has a Planck kit or similar.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Audiobs on Wed, 03 October 2018, 21:18:53
I really like this keyboard but as for the split backspace - if I want to go with an aftermarket keycap set (say GMK), I don't see that they manufacture a backspace in that smaller size? Am I missing something? Or what is the workaround?

The typical split backspace layout moves backspace down one row to where the backslash/pipe key is on a standard keyboard. Most modern GMK sets include a 1.5u R2 backspace key for this purpose. Then on the top row where backspace would be, you can have the backslash/pipe key and, depending on preference, the tilde key or perhaps Delete. Again, most modern GMK sets have a 1u R1 backslash/pipe key to support this layout.

I was a skeptic but after trying it there's no going back. Having to move your hand slightly less to hit backspace is completely logical - after all, it's probably a very small percentage of users that use backslash/pipe more often than they use backspace.

If you really want a 1u R1 backspace keycap, you'll often find it in any keyset that has a Planck kit or similar.

To me, the biggest change on a HHKB is the backspace. I think the design is great, but I just don't want to get used to it because there is no going back like you said. I do and often time need to go back when using other keyboards and laptops. That's why I want the Koyu (and bought the Doro67) because I've decided I don't want HHKB layout (I just bought 3 HHKBs BTW).

It would be nice to have keycaps available to try both backspace setup on the Koyu. Most GMK base kits come with the R1 1u 'Del' key, but not 'BS'. But the new Matt3o MT3 Susuwatari (awesome with the Koyu Race), the base kit comes with the R1 1u 'BS' instead. So I guess we can't have it both ways without paying for extra kits.

Or just put a blank or whatever on it. Problem solved.  ;)

Oh yes, KingRAMA, I have been drooling over your Koyu for a long time... what would it take to add a reversed Haze option? I guess no opening that can of worms?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Audiobs on Wed, 03 October 2018, 21:45:50
Is this new? Or somehow I missed it yesterday or at launch? Now there is no reason for me not to buy at least 1.  :D

https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-base-extra

But if this is available for purchase, why can't we pick the top/bottom combination?  :-[
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: switchnollie on Wed, 03 October 2018, 22:00:20
Very clean, my guy.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: vonswoopington on Wed, 03 October 2018, 22:07:32
Is this new? Or somehow I missed it yesterday or at launch? Now there is no reason for me not to buy at least 1.  :D

https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-base-extra

But if this is available for purchase, why can't we pick the top/bottom combination?  :-[
Hmm I don't recall seeing that either. I would love to get gold top with red bottom and match it with gmk red samurai. Rama, any way that's possible?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: RivieraS on Wed, 03 October 2018, 22:23:43
Will there be a pcb layout like m65??
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 04 October 2018, 00:24:33
I really like this keyboard but as for the split backspace - if I want to go with an aftermarket keycap set (say GMK), I don't see that they manufacture a backspace in that smaller size? Am I missing something? Or what is the workaround?

The typical split backspace layout moves backspace down one row to where the backslash/pipe key is on a standard keyboard. Most modern GMK sets include a 1.5u R2 backspace key for this purpose. Then on the top row where backspace would be, you can have the backslash/pipe key and, depending on preference, the tilde key or perhaps Delete. Again, most modern GMK sets have a 1u R1 backslash/pipe key to support this layout.

I was a skeptic but after trying it there's no going back. Having to move your hand slightly less to hit backspace is completely logical - after all, it's probably a very small percentage of users that use backslash/pipe more often than they use backspace.

If you really want a 1u R1 backspace keycap, you'll often find it in any keyset that has a Planck kit or similar.
Definitely agreed! Backspace in the HHKB position is much comfier to use once adjusted to it. You'll also find no issue moving between backspace layouts once accustomed (ie moving between laptop and keyboard, it just becomes second nature)

Oh yes, KingRAMA, I have been drooling over your Koyu for a long time... what would it take to add a reversed Haze option? I guess no opening that can of worms?
 


Glad you like the KOYU! Unfortunately we cannot offer any more colourways, there's a point where it starts to become quite difficult logistically -

Is this new? Or somehow I missed it yesterday or at launch? Now there is no reason for me not to buy at least 1.  :D

https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-base-extra (https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-base-extra)

But if this is available for purchase, why can't we pick the top/bottom combination?  :-[


Yes, sorry! it is new, if you would like it added, just reply to your order confirmation email with the base you would like :)  Due to the reasons listed above, logistically it becomes too much of a challenge to create custom combinations unique to individual orders in the way that we package our products. However, I do really suggest to swap bases with other users to get the combinations you want :)


Very clean, my guy.
Thanks Switch!!

Will there be a pcb layout like m65??

Layout is fixed and will be as seen in the renders :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Audiobs on Thu, 04 October 2018, 01:23:46

Is this new? Or somehow I missed it yesterday or at launch? Now there is no reason for me not to buy at least 1.  :D

https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-base-extra (https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-base-extra)

But if this is available for purchase, why can't we pick the top/bottom combination?  :-[

Yes, sorry! it is new, if you would like it added, just reply to your order confirmation email with the base you would like :)  Due to the reasons listed above, logistically it becomes too much of a challenge to create custom combinations unique to individual orders in the way that we package our products. However, I do really suggest to swap bases with other users to get the combinations you want :)


Depending on how many Tank/Tank Lite orders you get, would you consider adding the Tank or Tank Lite bottom as an option for addition bottom? Or at least the Tank Lite alum bottom? I am assuming Tank Lite's alum bottom gets the same mirror polish and PVD treatment based on the description. I'd love a subtle mirror finish in the back and bottom. They don't need to be exlusive to the Tank models, the tops already are. :)

BTW, is the mirror finish fingerprints resistant? Or am I spending a $1000 to be its slave polisher?  :eek: JK, if I bought the Tank, it will be for eyes only.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 04 October 2018, 01:46:03

Is this new? Or somehow I missed it yesterday or at launch? Now there is no reason for me not to buy at least 1.  :D

https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-base-extra (https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-base-extra)

But if this is available for purchase, why can't we pick the top/bottom combination?  :-[

Yes, sorry! it is new, if you would like it added, just reply to your order confirmation email with the base you would like :)  Due to the reasons listed above, logistically it becomes too much of a challenge to create custom combinations unique to individual orders in the way that we package our products. However, I do really suggest to swap bases with other users to get the combinations you want :)


Depending on how many Tank/Tank Lite orders you get, would you consider adding the Tank or Tank Lite bottom as an option for addition bottom? Or at least the Tank Lite alum bottom? I am assuming Tank Lite's alum bottom gets the same mirror polish and PVD treatment based on the description. I'd love a subtle mirror finish in the back and bottom. They don't need to be exlusive to the Tank models, the tops already are. :)

BTW, is the mirror finish fingerprints resistant? Or am I spending a $1000 to be its slave polisher?  :o JK, if I bought the Tank, it will be for eyes only.


Hey! We can definitely add on the Tank base to the listing - however it's beadblasted PVD as opposed to hand mirror-polished (as the grooves on the back would be very intensive to polish). The Tank Lite Aluminium bottom is the same as the Moon Aluminium bottom. The mirror finish / PVD coating is very susceptible to fingerprints - chuck it on a plinth and encase it in a perspex box! Past that, I hope someone goes at the edges of the TANK with sand paper to give it a brassing effect akin to the Leica cameras and their black veiled brass  :o
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Marutks on Thu, 04 October 2018, 06:34:00
I really like this keyboard but as for the split backspace - if I want to go with an aftermarket keycap set (say GMK), I don't see that they manufacture a backspace in that smaller size? Am I missing something? Or what is the workaround?

All GMK sets include smaller (R2) backspace key.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Marutks on Thu, 04 October 2018, 09:43:26
BTW, is the mirror finish fingerprints resistant? Or am I spending a $1000 to be its slave polisher?  :eek: JK, if I bought the Tank, it will be for eyes only.

I am going to be "slave polisher"
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Audiobs on Thu, 04 October 2018, 12:34:52

Is this new? Or somehow I missed it yesterday or at launch? Now there is no reason for me not to buy at least 1.  :D

https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-base-extra (https://ramaworks.store/products/koyu-base-extra)

But if this is available for purchase, why can't we pick the top/bottom combination?  :-[

Yes, sorry! it is new, if you would like it added, just reply to your order confirmation email with the base you would like :)  Due to the reasons listed above, logistically it becomes too much of a challenge to create custom combinations unique to individual orders in the way that we package our products. However, I do really suggest to swap bases with other users to get the combinations you want :)


Depending on how many Tank/Tank Lite orders you get, would you consider adding the Tank or Tank Lite bottom as an option for addition bottom? Or at least the Tank Lite alum bottom? I am assuming Tank Lite's alum bottom gets the same mirror polish and PVD treatment based on the description. I'd love a subtle mirror finish in the back and bottom. They don't need to be exlusive to the Tank models, the tops already are. :)

BTW, is the mirror finish fingerprints resistant? Or am I spending a $1000 to be its slave polisher?  :o JK, if I bought the Tank, it will be for eyes only.


Hey! We can definitely add on the Tank base to the listing - however it's beadblasted PVD as opposed to hand mirror-polished (as the grooves on the back would be very intensive to polish). The Tank Lite Aluminium bottom is the same as the Moon Aluminium bottom. The mirror finish / PVD coating is very susceptible to fingerprints - chuck it on a plinth and encase it in a perspex box! Past that, I hope someone goes at the edges of the TANK with sand paper to give it a brassing effect akin to the Leica cameras and their black veiled brass  :o

Rama's design Perspex box? ;D

Please let us know if you do add the Tank base as an option. Thanks!

Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: schlep on Fri, 05 October 2018, 04:55:32
Is there an estimated shipping date? Website only mentioned that the pre-order is till Nov 2018.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mikenogo on Fri, 05 October 2018, 09:59:23
Is there an estimated shipping date? Website only mentioned that the pre-order is till Nov 2018.

If we use the previous m60-a group buy/preorder that has happened, I would guess 6+ months. ususally less than 8 months.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: bball2 on Fri, 05 October 2018, 18:50:02
Hey Rama, just realized that I forgot to use the M60OWNER coupon code on my order (ordered the M60A previously, and the KOYU/Heavy set keycaps on this one), is it too late to have that applied?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Signature on Fri, 05 October 2018, 18:51:44
Hey Rama, just realized that I forgot to use the M60OWNER coupon code on my order (ordered the M60A previously, and the KOYU/Heavy set keycaps on this one), is it too late to have that applied?
Try PMing Rama :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Genuine.Senpai on Fri, 05 October 2018, 19:35:40
I really like this keyboard but as for the split backspace - if I want to go with an aftermarket keycap set (say GMK), I don't see that they manufacture a backspace in that smaller size? Am I missing something? Or what is the workaround?

All GMK sets include smaller (R2) backspace key.

So, since I bought into GMK Metaverse group buy, I'll be good if I purchase the Koyu? My biggest concern was making sure I bought into a keyboard that would allow me to use GMK Metaverse.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: donutcat on Fri, 05 October 2018, 19:48:33
I really like this keyboard but as for the split backspace - if I want to go with an aftermarket keycap set (say GMK), I don't see that they manufacture a backspace in that smaller size? Am I missing something? Or what is the workaround?

All GMK sets include smaller (R2) backspace key.

So, since I bought into GMK Metaverse group buy, I'll be good if I purchase the Koyu? My biggest concern was making sure I bought into a keyboard that would allow me to use GMK Metaverse.

Metaverse includes R1 1u and R2 1.5u backspace options, so you're good there.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Genuine.Senpai on Fri, 05 October 2018, 19:51:44
I really like this keyboard but as for the split backspace - if I want to go with an aftermarket keycap set (say GMK), I don't see that they manufacture a backspace in that smaller size? Am I missing something? Or what is the workaround?

All GMK sets include smaller (R2) backspace key.

So, since I bought into GMK Metaverse group buy, I'll be good if I purchase the Koyu? My biggest concern was making sure I bought into a keyboard that would allow me to use GMK Metaverse.

Metaverse includes R1 1u and R2 1.5u backspace options, so you're good there.

Thank you for the answer! In that case, consider this purchased.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sat, 06 October 2018, 02:13:23

Rama's design Perspex box? ;D

Please let us know if you do add the Tank base as an option. Thanks!

Gotta get the perspex boxes with the light panel underneath so it glows :D

Also, after some consideration and already with the amount of SKU's we have for this product, we unfortunately won't be offering the Tank base separately for this run :(

Is there an estimated shipping date? Website only mentioned that the pre-order is till Nov 2018.

We won't have a proper estimation on production until we have the numbers, but it'll be most likely around spring 2019 :) Once we begin manufacturing we will have a better estimation!

Hey Rama, just realized that I forgot to use the M60OWNER coupon code on my order (ordered the M60A previously, and the KOYU/Heavy set keycaps on this one), is it too late to have that applied?
Oh no! Woops, just reply directly back to your order confirmation email and we'll fix that up for you :)


So, since I bought into GMK Metaverse group buy, I'll be good if I purchase the Koyu? My biggest concern was making sure I bought into a keyboard that would allow me to use GMK Metaverse.
omg Metaverse with Race?? I will be doing this too :D :D
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: zumu on Sat, 06 October 2018, 12:56:32
This is kind of my dream board, so I'm definitely in for one... maybe 2.

However, to be completely honest, I prefer the m65 way the user could select and build their own color combinations -- I'd love a solid purple or gold Koyu. Are there any plans to allow this type of mix match? I realize there is probably a cost / hassle reason from a production side that makes this less feasible.

That being said, I'm really excited about Koyu. Thanks for consistently making great products.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Genuine.Senpai on Sat, 06 October 2018, 17:48:40
omg Metaverse with Race?? I will be doing this too :D :D

I went with Kuro to keep colors neutral in case I switch up key caps in the future. I almost went with sage as dark green is my favorite color, although, while the base is a dark enough green, the top seemed to be a lighter shade of green.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 07 October 2018, 00:53:32
This is kind of my dream board, so I'm definitely in for one... maybe 2.

However, to be completely honest, I prefer the m65 way the user could select and build their own color combinations -- I'd love a solid purple or gold Koyu. Are there any plans to allow this type of mix match? I realize there is probably a cost / hassle reason from a production side that makes this less feasible.

That being said, I'm really excited about Koyu. Thanks for consistently making great products.


Thanks mate, glad you like it! And yes, unfortunately so :( We have to be quite selective with our offerings as much as we'd love to offer every colour possible it would become a nightmare to manage :( And custom colours require an entire batch of custom anodisation baths to be setup (which take up an entire room)

Excited to finally get the Koyu going though :D

omg Metaverse with Race?? I will be doing this too :D :D

I went with Kuro to keep colors neutral in case I switch up key caps in the future. I almost went with sage as dark green is my favorite color, although, while the base is a dark enough green, the top seemed to be a lighter shade of green.

Kuro is a great choice, that'll look awesome - I'll get a render with metaverse when I have some spare time :D The top/base are the exact same shade of green, it's just the lighting which is making it appear that way :)


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(https://i.imgur.com/zdYN0u7.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: bard on Sun, 07 October 2018, 01:56:59
This is kind of my dream board, so I'm definitely in for one... maybe 2.

However, to be completely honest, I prefer the m65 way the user could select and build their own color combinations -- I'd love a solid purple or gold Koyu. Are there any plans to allow this type of mix match? I realize there is probably a cost / hassle reason from a production side that makes this less feasible.

That being said, I'm really excited about Koyu. Thanks for consistently making great products.


Thanks mate, glad you like it! And yes, unfortunately so :( We have to be quite selective with our offerings as much as we'd love to offer every colour possible it would become a nightmare to manage :( And custom colours require an entire batch of custom anodisation baths to be setup (which take up an entire room)

Excited to finally get the Koyu going though :D

omg Metaverse with Race?? I will be doing this too :D :D

I went with Kuro to keep colors neutral in case I switch up key caps in the future. I almost went with sage as dark green is my favorite color, although, while the base is a dark enough green, the top seemed to be a lighter shade of green.

Kuro is a great choice, that'll look awesome - I'll get a render with metaverse when I have some spare time :D The top/base are the exact same shade of green, it's just the lighting which is making it appear that way :)


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Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/zdYN0u7.jpg)


@KingRama when can we expect a real video with Koyu in different colours? Like you did with M60  :D
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 07 October 2018, 02:45:49
@KingRama when can we expect a real video with Koyu in different colours? Like you did with M60  :D
In the following weeks! I got some new equipment for recording as well rather than using my phone  :-[ 
Excited to show it!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: otanishock on Sun, 07 October 2018, 09:27:37
This looks great. Already in for one! :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 07 October 2018, 18:43:12
This looks great. Already in for one! 8)

Cheers mate!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: cyyz on Sun, 07 October 2018, 20:43:44
Hello,

I love the Koyu and want to go for the chocolatier combo. Is this the Moon Koyu? 


https://imgur.com/a/NbzF2UH

Thank you
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: leece3 on Mon, 08 October 2018, 01:44:07
The PBT set looks intriguing. But only renders available, so some extra questions regarding theHeavy Industry keyset:

- How thick are the keys?
- What texture is there on the keys, if any?
- White is very white, like ePBT BoW, or a bit more classic/subdued?

Thanks..
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 08 October 2018, 04:47:35
Hello,

I love the Koyu and want to go for the chocolatier combo. Is this the Moon Koyu? 


https://imgur.com/a/NbzF2UH (https://imgur.com/a/NbzF2UH)

Thank you

Hey, thanks! Zambumon did those renders, so not sure what colour reference he was using, but yeah! I'd say it's Moon with the Kuro base.

Here's a pic of Chocolatier on Moon, great combo for sure :D
(https://i.imgur.com/z6WWiL0.jpg)

The PBT set looks intriguing. But only renders available, so some extra questions regarding theHeavy Industry keyset:

- How thick are the keys?
- What texture is there on the keys, if any?
- White is very white, like ePBT BoW, or a bit more classic/subdued?

Thanks..
 

Keys are 1.4MM thick, same as GMK but PBT as opposed to ABS.
(https://i.imgur.com/q9XmIVA.jpg)
Texture is also the same
White is more of a pure white rather than a warm or cool white. Here is a comparison between 9009:
(https://i.imgur.com/fIYiX15.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: leece3 on Mon, 08 October 2018, 14:49:36
OK. Sold on the PBT set! Thanks, looking forward.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 08 October 2018, 20:18:00
OK. Sold on the PBT set! Thanks, looking forward.


Awesome! And now worries :) And should of said, the Heavy Industry key color is the one on the Z key for the comparison to 9009 :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 09 October 2018, 10:52:19
Do you think that Haze+Deep Purple base will go well with Laser GMK? Otherwise I may think about changing my order to Moon + the new Chocolatier (also ordered). Hmmm, decisions!

I usually go with neutral kbd colours for flexibility, but when something as beautiful as this comes along perhaps this is the time to go for something with a little more spunk.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 09 October 2018, 23:50:40
Do you think that Haze+Deep Purple base will go well with Laser GMK? Otherwise I may think about changing my order to Moon + the new Chocolatier (also ordered). Hmmm, decisions!

I usually go with neutral kbd colours for flexibility, but when something as beautiful as this comes along perhaps this is the time to go for something with a little more spunk.


I'll render those up so you can compare later today! Either way, both beautiful sets and can't go wrong either way :P

If you do wish to change the order colour, just reply to the order confirmation email :)

And yeah, it's totally a difficult decision, I personally always go monochrome, but in saying that I'm using a SAGE M60 daily  :p
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Wed, 10 October 2018, 09:31:28
Do you think that Haze+Deep Purple base will go well with Laser GMK? Otherwise I may think about changing my order to Moon + the new Chocolatier (also ordered). Hmmm, decisions!

I usually go with neutral kbd colours for flexibility, but when something as beautiful as this comes along perhaps this is the time to go for something with a little more spunk.


I'll render those up so you can compare later today! Either way, both beautiful sets and can't go wrong either way :P

If you do wish to change the order colour, just reply to the order confirmation email :)

And yeah, it's totally a difficult decision, I personally always go monochrome, but in saying that I'm using a SAGE M60 daily  :p

That would be great, thanks very much! I look forward to seeing the renders and I really appreciate your service and responsiveness.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Darknight00z on Wed, 10 October 2018, 20:06:32
After seeing the m60 dusk photos, it looks stunning. Was it because of low interest hence no dusk for the Koyu? Any chance of squeezing that in?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 11 October 2018, 05:55:40
That would be great, thanks very much! I look forward to seeing the renders and I really appreciate your service and responsiveness.


Hey! So sorry for the late response, something came up the other day.

Here are the renders :)

GMK Laser on Haze:
(https://i.imgur.com/VUZ09Or.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/B67Onhy.jpg)
GMK Chocolatier on Moon:
(https://i.imgur.com/Qt4j1IO.jpg)

Supplementary Laser renders:
(https://i.imgur.com/3hTaKRr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gdngCrS.jpg)

I must say, I think you're onto something with Haze + Laser, cause that definitely looks sweet!  :o

After seeing the m60 dusk photos, it looks stunning. Was it because of low interest hence no dusk for the Koyu? Any chance of squeezing that in?
Definitely does look stunning! Yeah, we replaced the two bottom-most orders colours with new ones to freshen things up a bit. Unfortunately no chance to squeeze it in, things start to get crazy when you offer too many combos :( Hope that makes sense! We do love seeing people stripping down the anodising and modding the enclosures themselves (cerakote/powdercoat too), always awesome to see things made their own!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Thu, 11 October 2018, 09:30:38
That looks brilliant to me, thanks so much for the additional renders Rama. When someone with your eye for design and aesthetic says something looks sweet... I'm inclined to sit up and listen! :thumb:

When do you think you might get your hands on a sample of the Haze (or do you have Haze on a different kbd?) - I'm curious how light/dark it looks in practice given the renders of it vary quite a lot between quite light and quite dark?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Genuine.Senpai on Thu, 11 October 2018, 10:48:51
@KingRama Are there any renders of Kuro & Race + GMK Metaverse yet? Thank you. Really tempted to switch to race if I can manage to see a render of it.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 11 October 2018, 11:44:15
That looks brilliant to me, thanks so much for the additional renders Rama. When someone with your eye for design and aesthetic says something looks sweet... I'm inclined to sit up and listen! :thumb:

When do you think you might get your hands on a sample of the Haze (or do you have Haze on a different kbd?) - I'm curious how light/dark it looks in practice given the renders of it vary quite a lot between quite light and quite dark?


Of course, no worries at all! And thanks so much for the kind words <3

I think in the next few weeks should have the Haze and Race units in, will update as soon as I know! Metals are definitely a tricky one to capture, a video will be show it in multiple lighting conditions under both light and shadow when the proto is in  ;D

@KingRama Are there any renders of Kuro & Race + GMK Metaverse yet? Thank you. Really tempted to switch to race if I can manage to see a render of it.
Will get on that this weekend!

In the meantime:
GMK Carbon Black
(https://i.imgur.com/J4SPDWz.jpg) 
(https://i.imgur.com/B6wBriC.jpg)
GMK Phantom
(https://i.imgur.com/H1P76TO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6zm5LML.jpg)
GMK Miami Nights
(https://i.imgur.com/tIHsHbp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/z4a4OQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ptykozoon on Thu, 11 October 2018, 11:48:41
Any way to get pictures of actual painted materials (potentially in different lighting) before the buy cut-off?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Darknight00z on Fri, 12 October 2018, 17:38:48
Was browsing the Tank and Tank lite again. Did anyone else notice the fingerprints on the renders? Nice one Rama  :)) :)) I dont think the fingerprints were there on launch.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: alisonica on Sat, 13 October 2018, 12:35:27

In the meantime:


I was thinking that GMK red samurai would be amazing on with Gold top and (Race) red bottom. But there's no way to customize a single order, i'd have to buy the gold one and an extra bottom yes?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Marutks on Sat, 13 October 2018, 15:20:50
I have got GMK Red Samurai.   Would it look good on KOYU Tank?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KaosJ on Sat, 13 October 2018, 15:22:26
That looks brilliant to me, thanks so much for the additional renders Rama. When someone with your eye for design and aesthetic says something looks sweet... I'm inclined to sit up and listen! :thumb:

When do you think you might get your hands on a sample of the Haze (or do you have Haze on a different kbd?) - I'm curious how light/dark it looks in practice given the renders of it vary quite a lot between quite light and quite dark?


Of course, no worries at all! And thanks so much for the kind words <3

I think in the next few weeks should have the Haze and Race units in, will update as soon as I know! Metals are definitely a tricky one to capture, a video will be show it in multiple lighting conditions under both light and shadow when the proto is in  ;D

@KingRama Are there any renders of Kuro & Race + GMK Metaverse yet? Thank you. Really tempted to switch to race if I can manage to see a render of it.
Will get on that this weekend!

In the meantime:
GMK Carbon Black
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/J4SPDWz.jpg)
 
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/B6wBriC.jpg)

GMK Phantom
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/H1P76TO.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/6zm5LML.jpg)

GMK Miami Nights
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tIHsHbp.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/z4a4OQ2.jpg)


The purple one would be a lot better with purple top and gold bottom imho
(perfect for phantom)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 14 October 2018, 07:06:30
Any way to get pictures of actual painted materials (potentially in different lighting) before the buy cut-off?
Absolutely, we have a few things coming in to show and will before the cut-off! There's also the same colours which are the same as the M60 (which is shown here:
10m25s)

Was browsing the Tank and Tank lite again. Did anyone else notice the fingerprints on the renders? Nice one Rama  :)) :)) I dont think the fingerprints were there on launch.
All about the details!  :))

I have got GMK Red Samurai.   Would it look good on KOYU Tank?

Definitely! I'll be doing a render of this (hopefully this week) to show :) 
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sat, 20 October 2018, 22:17:15
I have got GMK Red Samurai.   Would it look good on KOYU Tank?


YEP!
(https://i.imgur.com/p9MLk4n.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/E78pWoG.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/kP1uLEK.jpg)
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(https://i.imgur.com/TWzcxbD.jpg)
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(https://i.imgur.com/hP3Q5rJ.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: RivieraS on Sat, 20 October 2018, 22:56:36
What about tank+symbiosis ?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: genesisx on Sun, 21 October 2018, 07:47:10
First post on GH ;D Just pre-ordered a sage KOYU, pics are looking great!!! Hopefully will be my end game cherry board.

Also I know it's a stretch but how viable is the idea of an ALPS equivalent?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 21 October 2018, 22:34:25
What about tank+symbiosis ?

I can do the same colours on a GMK set :)
(https://i.imgur.com/j4e7jB4.jpg)


I was thinking that GMK red samurai would be amazing on with Gold top and (Race) red bottom. But there's no way to customize a single order, i'd have to buy the gold one and an extra bottom yes?
 

Unfortunately yes, but it would look cool with that combo for sure!
(https://i.imgur.com/BQoH6za.jpg)

First post on GH ;D Just pre-ordered a sage KOYU, pics are looking great!!! Hopefully will be my end game cherry board.

Also I know it's a stretch but how viable is the idea of an ALPS equivalent?

Welcome to GeekHack! Hope you enjoy your time here! Sage is my favourite colour, the current setup is the m60 sage w/ 9009 :D

No plans for ALPS for the time being :[



Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: dario on Mon, 22 October 2018, 03:22:19
Is it possible to buy a PCB for this case without hotswap thingies?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Wetherbee on Mon, 22 October 2018, 04:11:08
Is it possible to buy a PCB for this case without hotswap thingies?

Why would you want to?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: dario on Mon, 22 October 2018, 04:42:16
Why would you want to?

How firm and reliable are those? I never tried a hotswap socket. I'm afraid it could do slight wobble over time. It's probably not the same thing as soldering long-trem-wise.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Wetherbee on Mon, 22 October 2018, 05:59:21
The switches are plate mounted, and the layout is fixed so there is no switch movement or wobble. The PCB doesn't hold the switch so it should be more stable than relying on PCB mount.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: onefivenine on Mon, 22 October 2018, 19:24:17
Why would you want to?

How firm and reliable are those? I never tried a hotswap socket. I'm afraid it could do slight wobble over time. It's probably not the same thing as soldering long-trem-wise.

You could just solder your switches to the hot swap socket 😂
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 23 October 2018, 00:06:44
Why would you want to?

How firm and reliable are those? I never tried a hotswap socket. I'm afraid it could do slight wobble over time. It's probably not the same thing as soldering long-trem-wise.

You could just solder your switches to the hot swap socket

Iz pozible 😂

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Prototype of HAZE / RACE is doneee - will show you guys when it arrives! Also got a shipping notification for TARO so hopefully they coincide :o
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Ashardalon on Tue, 23 October 2018, 00:21:01
I'm super close to going in on the Haze, just waiting for real pictures instead of the renders, but so far it looks like it will be a winner. Also a little scared that Canadian customs will try to charge me customs on this which would break my bank :(
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: NRbigfoot on Tue, 23 October 2018, 09:46:12
Really like the sage case, but I think moon would fit my caps best
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Thu, 25 October 2018, 16:38:02
Very excited, pretty sure Iíll stick with the Haze and maybe buy an extra red bottom. Any ETA on the prototype Haze sample KingR?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 25 October 2018, 17:54:20
Very excited, pretty sure Iíll stick with the Haze and maybe buy an extra red bottom. Any ETA on the prototype Haze sample KingR?

Should arrive next week!!


Really like the sage case, but I think moon would fit my caps best


Moon and monochrome in general is the most universal for sure. Coloured cases are great if you have a specific set in mind ie sage + 9009  :o
I'm super close to going in on the Haze, just waiting for real pictures instead of the renders, but so far it looks like it will be a winner. Also a little scared that Canadian customs will try to charge me customs on this which would break my bank :(
 
Real pictures coming soon!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: dimo on Thu, 25 October 2018, 17:55:12
sage + nautilus nightmares :p
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: onefivenine on Sun, 28 October 2018, 13:49:40
Hey Rama,

Would you say that the gold on the Haze will be produced in the same color as the M65-A Gold (Champagne)?

(http://i.imgur.com/XO4M7sV.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: 112227 on Sun, 28 October 2018, 21:49:35
Really want the Gold top, but am not a fan of purple.  Don't really need a second base sitting on my shelf. Hm.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 31 October 2018, 06:40:43
Hey Rama,

Would you say that the gold on the Haze will be produced in the same color as the M65-A Gold (Champagne)?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/XO4M7sV.jpg)



Yes! We're currently honing the colour of the anodising to be more in-line with this. First colour bath we were not happy with and are currently redoing :)

Really want the Gold top, but am not a fan of purple.  Don't really need a second base sitting on my shelf. Hm.

A base for each quarter of the year   :p

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(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5bd98d7eaa4a9938caefe8da/1540984257373/20181021-RW-KOYU-TANK-A-RENDER-02-REDSUNS.1495.jpg?format=1000w)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Kalopsia on Wed, 31 October 2018, 16:54:15
No Rose gold option?  :(
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ptykozoon on Wed, 31 October 2018, 19:56:29
"Yes! We're currently honing the colour of the anodising to be more in-line with this. First colour bath we were not happy with and are currently redoing :)"

Oh sweet I think there was a lot of confusion on the gold in particular due to the variations in the pictures. But, for me personally, if it is more of a traditional gold I'm all over it.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Wed, 31 October 2018, 22:13:48
"Yes! We're currently honing the colour of the anodising to be more in-line with this. First colour bath we were not happy with and are currently redoing :)"

Oh sweet I think there was a lot of confusion on the gold in particular due to the variations in the pictures. But, for me personally, if it is more of a traditional gold I'm all over it.

Totally agree. The more the haze gold color is light and dusty, and less mustard-y, the better! I've already preordered Haze, so if the real life proto looks good I'll probably order a second (red) base to go with GMK Red Samurai.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: edasaur on Mon, 05 November 2018, 05:16:54
Oof just joined for a Haze. Super excited for my first RAMA board :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: alisonica on Tue, 06 November 2018, 03:44:49
i'm in for Tank on the last day
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 06 November 2018, 08:15:41
Thanks guys! Keen to get the HAZE one into show  ;D

For now, here's the RACE unit we got in:

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5be196834fa51a60aeba65cd/1541510838780/C5E40A12-8DC6-4E87-B006-01F29B93BD59.jpg?format=1000w)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5be198061ae6cf54e0124c8a/1541511430742/E2DAE5CB-0B01-4B8C-97A6-F24F272C5589.jpg?format=1000w)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5be196bd4fa51a60aeba67de/1541511152478/25951EBF-598A-4263-A0CF-FB9E176CFB61.jpg?format=1000w)

PCB:
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5be19a504d7a9c6b3886bd3d/1541511797327/1BB0C110-1677-4328-A1E4-92DCA24A6C20.jpg?format=1000w)

The feet should be in early next week, and hopefully the HAZE unit shortly after that!

Further images here: https://rama.works/prototype/2018/11/7/m60-a-shipping-koyu-m6-b (https://rama.works/prototype/2018/11/7/m60-a-shipping-koyu-m6-b)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 06 November 2018, 08:26:19
bloody hell that looks amazing. you are making these decisions very difficult!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Starston3 on Mon, 12 November 2018, 16:19:07
A Kuro KOYU for me.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: pendemon on Tue, 13 November 2018, 16:37:15
Thanks guys! Keen to get the HAZE one into show  ;D

For now, here's the RACE unit we got in...

RACE is pretty sexy.  I hope the same colorway is offered for R2 of the M60.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Wed, 14 November 2018, 11:33:00
Any news on when this might go into production and when the haze proto might be in a position you're happy to share with us? Thanks as always Rama!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: nocilantroplz on Wed, 14 November 2018, 14:36:44
I'm also waiting to see the haze color before placing the order. I'm hoping it's the same as the M65-A Gold  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Fri, 16 November 2018, 08:41:04
Any news on when this might go into production and when the haze proto might be in a position you're happy to share with us? Thanks as always Rama!

Hey!

I think anodising is complete now, should have something soon!

In the meantime..
KURO + HAZE BASE


https://imgur.com/a/elkeVI4


Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: darcmatter on Fri, 16 November 2018, 22:49:09
Hey KingRama, can I get a render of sage + wavez? Thanks!

Still trying real hard to figure out between haze or sage :/
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: saturnattack on Sat, 17 November 2018, 02:21:03
What is that all gray kepcap set in the renders on the store page?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: switchnollie on Sat, 17 November 2018, 16:55:48
Thanks guys! Keen to get the HAZE one into show  ;D

For now, here's the RACE unit we got in:

Show Image
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5be196834fa51a60aeba65cd/1541510838780/C5E40A12-8DC6-4E87-B006-01F29B93BD59.jpg?format=1000w)

Show Image
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5be198061ae6cf54e0124c8a/1541511430742/E2DAE5CB-0B01-4B8C-97A6-F24F272C5589.jpg?format=1000w)

Show Image
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5be196bd4fa51a60aeba67de/1541511152478/25951EBF-598A-4263-A0CF-FB9E176CFB61.jpg?format=1000w)


PCB:
Show Image
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5be19a504d7a9c6b3886bd3d/1541511797327/1BB0C110-1677-4328-A1E4-92DCA24A6C20.jpg?format=1000w)


The feet should be in early next week, and hopefully the HAZE unit shortly after that!

Further images here: https://rama.works/prototype/2018/11/7/m60-a-shipping-koyu-m6-b (https://rama.works/prototype/2018/11/7/m60-a-shipping-koyu-m6-b)

Will there be an option to add an x shaped rubber bump to place on the middle of the bottom of the keyboard?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Sat, 17 November 2018, 23:29:41
Wish there was a Lake color. Super jelly after seeing all the M60s come out.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: PhantomTaco on Sun, 18 November 2018, 03:50:11
Looking very forward to this board! If we want to change the color we chose, what's the best way to contact you?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 18 November 2018, 06:28:56
Hey KingRama, can I get a render of sage + wavez? Thanks!

Still trying real hard to figure out between haze or sage :/
Will try and do that later this week!

What is that all gray kepcap set in the renders on the store page?
GMK Modern Dolch!! Beautiful set

Will there be an option to add an x shaped rubber bump to place on the middle of the bottom of the keyboard?
   


LOL, not yet  :p


Wish there was a Lake color. Super jelly after seeing all the M60s come out.
Super happy with how LAKE came out, Nautilus matches essentially 1:1  :-[ ;D
Looking very forward to this board! If we want to change the color we chose, what's the best way to contact you?


Just reply directly to your order confirmation before the preorder cut-off date and we'll change it across for you! [/size][size=78%]  [/size]
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: genesisx on Tue, 20 November 2018, 12:43:02
Not sure if it was mentioned before but can KOYU buyers get discount towards PBT heavy industry? Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: jupitard on Tue, 20 November 2018, 13:13:55
im for sure going for the haze, but now i feel like i need an additional base sage base on haze top? just curious, thanks
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: venderzhao on Tue, 20 November 2018, 18:01:06
Hey Rama,

Would you say that the gold on the Haze will be produced in the same color as the M65-A Gold (Champagne)?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/XO4M7sV.jpg)


I love this gold too! want it with my chocolate :p
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 20 November 2018, 21:09:34
Hey Rama,

Would you say that the gold on the Haze will be produced in the same color as the M65-A Gold (Champagne)?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/XO4M7sV.jpg)


I love this gold too! want it with my chocolate :p

Cool idea - it will have a Toblerone vibe!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: monkt on Wed, 21 November 2018, 11:12:47
Maybe I missed it, but is there anything available showing Koyu's dimensions, similar to this illustration Rama provided for the M60-A?: https://i.imgur.com/hpG6IVC.jpg


I'm most interested in the height at the front and at the back.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 21 November 2018, 20:13:41
Not sure if it was mentioned before but can KOYU buyers get discount towards PBT heavy industry? Thanks!


Unfortunately just for the M60, since we where supposed to release it at the same time so they arrived together :(

Hey Rama,

Would you say that the gold on the Haze will be produced in the same color as the M65-A Gold (Champagne)?

(http://i.imgur.com/XO4M7sV.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/XO4M7sV.jpg)

I love this gold too! want it with my chocolate :p

Cool idea - it will have a Toblerone vibe!
 


Toblerone keyboard, I dig this idea  :o

Maybe I missed it, but is there anything available showing Koyu's dimensions, similar to this illustration Rama provided for the M60-A?: https://i.imgur.com/hpG6IVC.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/hpG6IVC.jpg)


I'm most interested in the height at the front and at the back.

Here you go!
(https://i.imgur.com/WvbrsoY.png) 
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: zumu on Wed, 21 November 2018, 21:03:27
Man... just realized that bottom row is rough for legend compatibility. 1.5u "Super" are rare and 1.5u "Fn" keys basically don't exist.  I'm in for 2, but am now legitimately rethinking it.

For future projects, is there any chance of IC's or other mechanism to incorporate community feedback or is Rama a pure "designer" brand at this point?

Not trying to hate, just want to gauge my expectations.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Ashardalon on Wed, 21 November 2018, 22:46:25
Hey Rama, have you received the samples for the Haze as of yet? I'm right on the cusp of buying one, but would like to see the samples beforehand before I click submit payment.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Rogue_Jellybean on Wed, 21 November 2018, 22:47:52
Man... just realized that bottom row is rough for legend compatibility. 1.5u "Super" are rare and 1.5u "Fn" keys basically don't exist.  I'm in for 2, but am now legitimately rethinking it.

For future projects, is there any chance of IC's or other mechanism to incorporate community feedback or is Rama a pure "designer" brand at this point?

Not trying to hate, just want to gauge my expectations.

Where are your Super and Fn keys supposed to go? For bottom row most people do; Ctrl (1.5), Win (1), Alt (1.5), Space (7), Alt (1.5). Then have the function key on the right column.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: zumu on Thu, 22 November 2018, 00:40:06
Where are your Super and Fn keys supposed to go?

For Mac on this layout, it would be Control (1.5u), Alt (1u), Super (1.5u), Space bar (7u), Fn (1.5u). One could use the right most 1.5u for another Super as well.

I use all the OS's, but for work I generally use Mac, which is common among developers and designers.

The layout isn't the worst, but it's awkward enough for me to second guess buying 2 of them.

Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Ashardalon on Thu, 22 November 2018, 20:33:39
Went in for the Haze, this is now officially my most expensive kit. Looking forward to seeing the samples and can't wait to get the board next year!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: PhantomTaco on Fri, 23 November 2018, 03:31:57
Hi Rama, quick question for you:

On the tank, what kind of PVD coating are you using? If you aren't using DLC, have you considered it for the scratch resistance? Just curious about how concerned we should be about scratches/scuffs appearing on the finish.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Fri, 23 November 2018, 06:06:05
Hi Rama, quick question for you:

On the tank, what kind of PVD coating are you using? If you aren't using DLC, have you considered it for the scratch resistance? Just curious about how concerned we should be about scratches/scuffs appearing on the finish.

Hey Taco! We've experimented with DLC in the past on some our other products and it is an incredibly awesome coating - but only really comes in a deep black colour whereas for this version we wanted to do our Moon colourway. As for scratches/scuffs with this TANK edition, we're still going through samples to see which level hardness we want to go with the PVD - but with increased strength comes cost. We've measured our current PVD offerings at a Mohs' hardness of 5 which means most household items won't scratch it (unless considerable force is applied) - hope that's answered the questions!



Went in for the Haze, this is now officially my most expensive kit. Looking forward to seeing the samples and can't wait to get the board next year!
 
Excited to show more of it! It's a board which will last, am excited to get to manufacturing and get these out to everyone <3


Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Ashardalon on Fri, 23 November 2018, 18:42:31
Absolutely! This with Heavy Industry is going to look gorgeous, a pleasure doing business with you :D
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: snelltrail on Sat, 24 November 2018, 00:01:10
Hey Rama, I love the idea of the Tank but probably not in a position to justify it at the moment. Is the idea of a fully-brass board something you'll potentially be offering in future projects?

Keep up the stunning work!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: blizzara01 on Sat, 24 November 2018, 02:31:41
This is nice but I am still holding my $$ for the U80. :p

Keep up the good work Rama!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ian13 on Sat, 24 November 2018, 21:07:29
What is the front height of this board?
- oh never mind. Saw Rama's post of the dimensions. It's 18.31mm

Keep it up Rama! I'm in for moon! It will definitely look great on hyperfuse origins👌
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: nulltorious on Sat, 24 November 2018, 21:14:38
What is the front height of this board?

18.31mm




Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ian13 on Sat, 24 November 2018, 21:16:49
Thanks, nulltorious!  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Punchy Lab on Sun, 25 November 2018, 10:36:23
I have both M65-a and Exent. Maybe I need a M65-b.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ian13 on Mon, 26 November 2018, 01:32:59
Damn, I think Moon+Purple will look nice on GMK hyperfuse origins.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: nocilantroplz on Mon, 26 November 2018, 17:01:30
I was going to get Haze but couldn't unseen this picture. Now I want the Kuro. Is GMK carbon black available anywhere?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 26 November 2018, 17:36:12
Hey Rama, I love the idea of the Tank but probably not in a position to justify it at the moment. Is the idea of a fully-brass board something you'll potentially be offering in future projects?

Keep up the stunning work!


I'm sure we'll bring back brass boards in the future! Thanks!


---

Look what came in today, just in time before the close of preorders!!

(https://i.imgur.com/4Vus60B.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gEG7DqY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RBJ1jyH.jpg)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/1qbLPvbovNqK4M2BBT/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Ashardalon on Mon, 26 November 2018, 18:13:21
Just solidifies my choice in the Haze, it came out beautifully! I can't wait to see what keycap combos people come up with to match when it's shipped out!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 26 November 2018, 18:33:44
Just solidifies my choice in the Haze, it came out beautifully! I can't wait to see what keycap combos people come up with to match when it's shipped out!


Awesome!! I'll assemble it tonight with the base and get some photos :D I need more GMK :(
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Mon, 26 November 2018, 18:45:07
This is exactly what I was hoping Haze would look like. Awesome!!!!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 26 November 2018, 23:55:39
The gold looks amazing. Very excited for this drop!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ewwgin on Tue, 27 November 2018, 00:03:37
I was so convinced that I wouldnít want a Koyu since I already have an M65-A...until I saw the Haze prototype...


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Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Kerasan on Tue, 27 November 2018, 00:05:08
Just solidifies my choice in the Haze, it came out beautifully! I can't wait to see what keycap combos people come up with to match when it's shipped out!


Awesome!! I'll assemble it tonight with the base and get some photos :D I need more GMK :(

I hope the haze color will return in some future project. really beautiful.

KMK Labs.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Keebmeupscotty on Tue, 27 November 2018, 00:46:47
Love the project and everything you do... but please give me something with at least the option for a regular backspace (I'll gladly de and resolder if the pcb can just support it) and let me throw that cash at you! (preferably in sage)

Been sitting here for two projects with cash waiting for these beautiful boards and temporarily thrown at others that lack the same level of QC and polish but provide more layout options... I just can't get used to split bs life daily and prefer at least the option for a normal layout with this much money on the line.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: redjarojam on Tue, 27 November 2018, 07:42:04
Love the project and everything you do... but please give me something with at least the option for a regular backspace (I'll gladly de and resolder if the pcb can just support it) and let me throw that cash at you! (preferably in sage)

Been sitting here for two projects with cash waiting for these beautiful boards and temporarily thrown at others that lack the same level of QC and polish but provide more layout options... I just can't get used to split bs life daily and prefer at least the option for a normal layout with this much money on the line.

I think you would want the M65-A then?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Ashardalon on Tue, 27 November 2018, 15:04:51
Love the project and everything you do... but please give me something with at least the option for a regular backspace (I'll gladly de and resolder if the pcb can just support it) and let me throw that cash at you! (preferably in sage)

Been sitting here for two projects with cash waiting for these beautiful boards and temporarily thrown at others that lack the same level of QC and polish but provide more layout options... I just can't get used to split bs life daily and prefer at least the option for a normal layout with this much money on the line.

You would generally be looking for the M65-A then. Due to the limitations of the PCB it cannot be changed from split backspace. It is unfortunate, but I believe a design decision to follow similar aesthetics to the M60-A.

There are quite a number of M65-As aftermarket that you can buy. I prefer a regular backspace myself but am willing to give split a try because I love this board too much!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 27 November 2018, 20:44:51
HAZE assembled! Sorry didn't have a better set to pair it with :( Need more GMK!

(https://i.imgur.com/WzLLrNX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8vBvKzK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wr0Kemo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/U3EuX93.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YJwFVsK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/73QvSSs.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Wed, 28 November 2018, 00:53:19
Still looks might fine with the world's plainest keyset! I'm sending my Grand Budapest over! I'm not really.

The inset looks quite a deep blue/navy-ish purple which is more than fine by me, goes really nicely with the gold (in fact I prefer it to the renders which I thought were more purpley purple).

So I guess the only thing left to confirm is... shipping date?:)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ConfuseBill on Wed, 28 November 2018, 01:58:32
HAZE assembled! Sorry didn't have a better set to pair it with :( Need more GMK!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WzLLrNX.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/8vBvKzK.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/wr0Kemo.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/U3EuX93.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/YJwFVsK.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/73QvSSs.jpg)


Damn, that Gold looks sexy.

I promised myself to stop buying keyboard and keyboard stuff.

But, this.... look at this.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Kurisu666 on Wed, 28 November 2018, 19:51:12
HAZE assembled! Sorry didn't have a better set to pair it with :( Need more GMK!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WzLLrNX.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/8vBvKzK.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/wr0Kemo.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/U3EuX93.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/YJwFVsK.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/73QvSSs.jpg)


RAMA "Kobe"
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 29 November 2018, 04:54:40
So I guess the only thing left to confirm is... shipping date? :)


Will depend on final quantity, but at this stage looking at 4-5 months, but will have a better update on that later on when we begin manufacturing! :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Kerasan on Thu, 29 November 2018, 05:04:47
So I guess the only thing left to confirm is... shipping date? :)


Will depend on final quantity, but at this stage looking at 4-5 months, but will have a better update on that later on when we begin manufacturing! :)

Tank edition will have the same date of the standard versions?

KMK Labs
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Thu, 29 November 2018, 06:56:33
Ordered KOYU today. HAZE! It is a pity that with my previous order, with the M60-A there were problem with delivery. The DHL was delivered to the place of destination, but the service I use for delivery from the USA to Ukraine did not register the parcel on time, 21.11, but after the holidays they canít find it... I try as much as I can to get a solution to this problem from them, but I am afraid that in the end I can remain without a keyboard. That would be a big disappointment for me, of course. But I still hope that everything will be fine.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 29 November 2018, 07:09:51
So I guess the only thing left to confirm is... shipping date? :)


Will depend on final quantity, but at this stage looking at 4-5 months, but will have a better update on that later on when we begin manufacturing! :)

Tank edition will have the same date of the standard versions?

KMK Labs
Yep! all together :)

Ordered KOYU today. HAZE! It is a pity that with my previous order, with the M60-A there were problem with delivery. The DHL was delivered to the place of destination, but the service I use for delivery from the USA to Ukraine did not register the parcel on time, 21.11, but after the holidays they canít find it... I try as much as I can to get a solution to this problem from them, but I am afraid that in the end I can remain without a keyboard. That would be a big disappointment for me, of course. But I still hope that everything will be fine.
 
Please do let me know how that turns out at support@rama.works - really hope they find the package! They can't miss it, big box with Rama Works logo on it  :-\  Is it a forwarding warehouse?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Thu, 29 November 2018, 07:49:53
Ordered KOYU today. HAZE! It is a pity that with my previous order, with the M60-A there were problem with delivery. The DHL was delivered to the place of destination, but the service I use for delivery from the USA to Ukraine did not register the parcel on time, 21.11, but after the holidays they canít find it... I try as much as I can to get a solution to this problem from them, but I am afraid that in the end I can remain without a keyboard. That would be a big disappointment for me, of course. But I still hope that everything will be fine.
 
Please do let me know how that turns out at support@rama.works - really hope they find the package! They can't miss it, big box with Rama Works logo on it  :-\  Is it a forwarding warehouse?

Yeah, it's forwarding warehouse. And I showed them an example of a box. As well as provided all the track numbers, now I am waiting for an answer from them. If they don't find it, I will write to support@rama.works, perhaps the DHL will have any more detailed information about the delivery. But first I need to wait for a response from this service.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Ashardalon on Thu, 29 November 2018, 12:29:23
Ordered KOYU today. HAZE! It is a pity that with my previous order, with the M60-A there were problem with delivery. The DHL was delivered to the place of destination, but the service I use for delivery from the USA to Ukraine did not register the parcel on time, 21.11, but after the holidays they canít find it... I try as much as I can to get a solution to this problem from them, but I am afraid that in the end I can remain without a keyboard. That would be a big disappointment for me, of course. But I still hope that everything will be fine.
 
Please do let me know how that turns out at support@rama.works - really hope they find the package! They can't miss it, big box with Rama Works logo on it  :-\  Is it a forwarding warehouse?

Yeah, it's forwarding warehouse. And I showed them an example of a box. As well as provided all the track numbers, now I am waiting for an answer from them. If they don't find it, I will write to support@rama.works, perhaps the DHL will have any more detailed information about the delivery. But first I need to wait for a response from this service.

I've got my hopes up for you that you get your package soon, man. Just think, it'll be all the more sweet that it arrives on your doorstep and you open it for the first time!

That being said, it sounds like DHL is not putting in a lot of effort for reconciliation in the case they've lost your package. I'm pretty sure all Express shipments are ensured, is that correct Rama?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Thu, 29 November 2018, 15:01:40
Ordered KOYU today. HAZE! It is a pity that with my previous order, with the M60-A there were problem with delivery. The DHL was delivered to the place of destination, but the service I use for delivery from the USA to Ukraine did not register the parcel on time, 21.11, but after the holidays they canít find it... I try as much as I can to get a solution to this problem from them, but I am afraid that in the end I can remain without a keyboard. That would be a big disappointment for me, of course. But I still hope that everything will be fine.
 
Please do let me know how that turns out at support@rama.works - really hope they find the package! They can't miss it, big box with Rama Works logo on it  :-\  Is it a forwarding warehouse?

Yeah, it's forwarding warehouse. And I showed them an example of a box. As well as provided all the track numbers, now I am waiting for an answer from them. If they don't find it, I will write to support@rama.works, perhaps the DHL will have any more detailed information about the delivery. But first I need to wait for a response from this service.

I've got my hopes up for you that you get your package soon, man. Just think, it'll be all the more sweet that it arrives on your doorstep and you open it for the first time!

That being said, it sounds like DHL is not putting in a lot of effort for reconciliation in the case they've lost your package. I'm pretty sure all Express shipments are ensured, is that correct Rama?

Thanks man. I really hope that the parcel will be found soon.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 29 November 2018, 15:46:32
HAZE assembled! Sorry didn't have a better set to pair it with :( Need more GMK!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WzLLrNX.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/8vBvKzK.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/wr0Kemo.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/U3EuX93.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/YJwFVsK.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/73QvSSs.jpg)


LOVE that color wow
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 29 November 2018, 17:28:07
I've got my hopes up for you that you get your package soon, man. Just think, it'll be all the more sweet that it arrives on your doorstep and you open it for the first time!

That being said, it sounds like DHL is not putting in a lot of effort for reconciliation in the case they've lost your package. I'm pretty sure all Express shipments are ensured, is that correct Rama?
From what he mentioned DHL has already delivered it to where it needed to go, it's the sorting/forwarding agency who has misplaced it - if I'm understanding correctly! I hope they do find it, can't be nowhere  :-\

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HAZE assembled! Sorry didn't have a better set to pair it with :( Need more GMK!

(https://i.imgur.com/WzLLrNX.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/WzLLrNX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8vBvKzK.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/8vBvKzK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wr0Kemo.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/wr0Kemo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/U3EuX93.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/U3EuX93.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YJwFVsK.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/YJwFVsK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/73QvSSs.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/73QvSSs.jpg)

LOVE that color wow


Yeah!! Thanks :) really happy with how it came out, need some gem-stone artisans and you got the thanos edition :P

(https://media.giphy.com/media/fZYhMrfSUb7ut5UdzQ/giphy.gif) 
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Thu, 29 November 2018, 17:47:55
Or get the race base, jamon or samurai, and make the iron man edition!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 29 November 2018, 17:59:11
Or get the race base, jamon or samurai, and make the iron man edition!


Oh yeah! Definitely need to get in on Jamon and do that, I'll make a render too tonight haha  :p
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ptykozoon on Thu, 29 November 2018, 22:09:01
wow what a pretty color. I'm not keen on this particular layout but keep this gold in your palette for sure
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 29 November 2018, 22:13:46
I've got my hopes up for you that you get your package soon, man. Just think, it'll be all the more sweet that it arrives on your doorstep and you open it for the first time!

That being said, it sounds like DHL is not putting in a lot of effort for reconciliation in the case they've lost your package. I'm pretty sure all Express shipments are ensured, is that correct Rama?
From what he mentioned DHL has already delivered it to where it needed to go, it's the sorting/forwarding agency who has misplaced it - if I'm understanding correctly! I hope they do find it, can't be nowhere  :-\

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HAZE assembled! Sorry didn't have a better set to pair it with :( Need more GMK!

(https://i.imgur.com/WzLLrNX.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/WzLLrNX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8vBvKzK.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/8vBvKzK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wr0Kemo.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/wr0Kemo.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/73QvSSs.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/73QvSSs.jpg)

LOVE that color wow


Yeah!! Thanks :) really happy with how it came out, need some gem-stone artisans and you got the thanos edition :P

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the yellow is absolutely the best color i have ever seen on a keyboard
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: redjarojam on Fri, 30 November 2018, 07:18:52
Or get the race base, jamon or samurai, and make the iron man edition!


Oh yeah! Definitely need to get in on Jamon and do that, I'll make a render too tonight haha  :p

Jamon red edition Koyu when? Also... Jamon x Rama cap?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Fri, 30 November 2018, 07:35:30
Or get the race base, jamon or samurai, and make the iron man edition!


(https://i.imgur.com/yByYyFR.jpg)
IRON MAN EDITION  :))

Jamon red edition Koyu when? Also... Jamon x Rama cap?
:-X :-X :-X :-X for the latter

the yellow is absolutely the best color i have ever seen on a keyboard
💛💛💛


Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Ouskambou on Fri, 30 November 2018, 22:15:06
And I'm in. Can't wait to build the board!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: distracteddev on Sat, 01 December 2018, 00:36:10
Did we ever get any pictures of the sage? should we expect it to come out the same as the Sage M60's??
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sat, 01 December 2018, 06:28:31
And I'm in. Can't wait to build the board!


Welcome!! Same here :D

Did we ever get any pictures of the sage? should we expect it to come out the same as the Sage M60's??

It will be a new anodising bath that will be set up, but it's the same colour reference :) So yes!   
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: MMKB on Sat, 01 December 2018, 13:48:44
 :thumb: It just occurred to me that this is the first and only ďsymmetricĒ looking 65%. Other 65% keyboards just arenít balanced in terms of the spacebar and modifiers.

Edit: I wasnít paying attention but the same layout ó with spacebar centered ó is possible on both 268 and 910.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: heyitsqi on Sat, 01 December 2018, 18:18:32
Damn really want to buy this. Unsure of what would look best with SA Carbon or SA Hyperfuse. HALP
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Vadurr on Sat, 01 December 2018, 21:08:17
Damn really want to buy this. Unsure of what would look best with SA Carbon or SA Hyperfuse. HALP
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100% Moon for both.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: gasp on Sat, 01 December 2018, 21:34:35
Can't wait to see these in person, that 4 months is gonna go buy realllll slow.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 01 December 2018, 22:14:08
Great board. I would definitely have joined already if it has a more standard layout like Canoe's :(
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ian13 on Sun, 02 December 2018, 09:18:35
What would you guys think is a better color option for GMK Nautilus? I didn't get in the M60-A GB before so I missed the Lake colorway.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Oni74 on Sun, 02 December 2018, 13:56:38
Amazing board, but the split back space killed it for me. Maybe next time!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: otanishock on Sun, 02 December 2018, 15:12:43
What would you guys think is a better color option for GMK Nautilus? I didn't get in the M60-A GB before so I missed the Lake colorway.
Kuro. That one goes great with everything. Nautilus is dark navy and I'd say that'd fit very nicely.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: wongie on Mon, 03 December 2018, 07:10:10
Amazing board, but the split back space killed it for me. Maybe next time!

It was the blocker that killed it for me. I'm just hoping there will be some sort of M65-B in future with the same layout customizability of the M65-A but with the updated design of the KOYU. Though I won't hold my breath for it as boards direct from RAMA to date haven't given much options where it comes to layout customization. A man can dream though...
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: velox_aquilae on Fri, 07 December 2018, 09:05:18
I got the Koyu Moon. I think it'll look great with the upcoming GMK Metropolis

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98355.0
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: P1ngou1N on Sun, 09 December 2018, 18:52:12
Bought Moon with purple base to go with Jtk Hyperfuse. I think it will look awesome.

I think I will also buy U-80A when it goes live because I love tkl.
I just hope there will be hotswapp (must have for me) and different colours. A pink or blue to match the future Gmk bento would be awesome.

I look forward to receiving my koyu. Looks amazing. Great job Rama !
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Eldr1tch on Thu, 13 December 2018, 00:20:21
Will the KOYU Haze (gold/purple) be made again?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 13 December 2018, 00:41:38
Bought Moon with purple base to go with Jtk Hyperfuse. I think it will look awesome.

I think I will also buy U-80A when it goes live because I love tkl.
I just hope there will be hotswapp (must have for me) and different colours. A pink or blue to match the future Gmk bento would be awesome.

I look forward to receiving my koyu. Looks amazing. Great job Rama !


Oufff I didn't even consider Moon with Purple base... now that you say it though. That with Hyperfuse is going to look amazing!! Can't wait to see pics when that's together :D

Will the KOYU Haze (gold/purple) be made again?


 :-X  For the KOYU? I don't think so - but something is coming  :-X :o
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Eldr1tch on Thu, 13 December 2018, 08:32:39

Will the KOYU Haze (gold/purple) be made again?


 :-X  For the KOYU? I don't think so - but something is coming  :-X :o [size=78%]  [/size]

You don't mean the PC case do you? Also I am wondering do you guys have access to your own machinery (CNC, Fab, etc.)? Or do you outsource all your production?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: sad0022 on Mon, 17 December 2018, 00:19:33
 :-X I orded a black KOYU on your website last week , but black isn't my fvrt colour.  Can I change to another color? Tks!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 17 December 2018, 15:48:02
Hi Rama,

Any update on the production schedule and when we can expect to see them?

What were the final sales numbers? I'm curious what the most popular colors were.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: JPVann on Fri, 21 December 2018, 10:36:44
Also interested in an update.  Numbers, draft production dates, is everything still on schedule?  4 months gonna be a long time to wait so snippets of news will be appreciated!   :p
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 25 December 2018, 08:23:07
Also interested in an update.  Numbers, draft production dates, is everything still on schedule?  4 months gonna be a long time to wait so snippets of news will be appreciated!   :p


So sorry for the late reply, been absolutely swamped recently :(


Will post up some timelines soon! Machining should be complete around April :) Then shipping/packaging will take some time past that, but as with the M60-A we'll get through that as quick as we can!

Colour / Series choice (Most ordered to least ordered)




Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ian13 on Tue, 25 December 2018, 09:45:41
Wow! Moon is really the all-time favorite. I believe it was also the most ordered colorway in the M60-A group buy.

I was actually speculating that it would turn out like this: moon>haze>kuro>sage/race>mist>tank/tank lite

Thanks for the update, Rama! And happy holidays!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Lisinge on Tue, 25 December 2018, 16:41:09
What's most interesting to me is that there were more tank orders than there were mist orders. Really makes you think  :-\
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Genuine.Senpai on Wed, 26 December 2018, 03:04:47
I'm not surprised Moon/Kuro are the top colors. I ordered a Kuro myself as it's a safe color for multiple sets in the future.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: JPVann on Mon, 07 January 2019, 12:23:05
I do think I will be able to stop buying keyboards with this one!  One can hope!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 31 January 2019, 06:03:06
Hey guys!

Just letting you know that the KOYU will be using the new fasteners we've made that we're including with the M60-A SEQ2! :)

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2689/3156/products/RW-FT-FIXTURES-A.1559_1296x1296.jpg?v=1548896492)

All the machining is well underway, and we have a lot of the components in our warehouse already - Feet, Switches/Stabs for the starter kit, PCB packaging etc.

And if you've ordered PBT Heavy Industry it'll be shipping in the next few weeks also!



EDIT: KOYU HAZE:
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Thu, 31 January 2019, 07:31:34
Stabs included you say?!

Are these the new Rama stabs so cleverly teased in the release Koyu video at 0:09...?

Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Thu, 31 January 2019, 07:56:53
Great! Btw, PBT Heavy Industry extras will be available on your store? I not ordered them in time - now regret.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: skaloola on Thu, 31 January 2019, 19:10:06
I haven't been in the loop for awhile.  Was your TKL board already released or is that going to be this year?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KevlarBear on Wed, 06 February 2019, 13:06:02
Will there be a KOYU "SEQ2" someday? I just found out about the M60-A SEQ2 but much prefer the layout of the KOYU
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: nephlock on Thu, 07 February 2019, 22:42:45
I know the M60-A Seq2 had some revisions to help with the pcb problems, will the Koyu have those as well?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: snelltrail on Fri, 08 February 2019, 15:05:43
I haven't been in the loop for awhile.  Was your TKL board already released or is that going to be this year?

The TKL is coming Q2 this year! https://rama.works/prototype/2019/2/8/unit-80-announcement
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 11 February 2019, 20:45:59
Great! Btw, PBT Heavy Industry extras will be available on your store? I not ordered them in time - now regret.


Yep! We will have extras available along with a Round 2 eventually: )

I know the M60-A Seq2 had some revisions to help with the pcb problems, will the Koyu have those as well?


We've added two additional mounting points in the KOYU also :)

 
I haven't been in the loop for awhile.  Was your TKL board already released or is that going to be this year?

It's coming in a few months: https://rama.works/prototype/2019/2/8/unit-80-announcement

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Also here are what the new fasteners (prototypes) look like in the board:
(https://i.imgur.com/HIckWze.jpg)

Bonus, Metaverse  :eek: :eek:
(https://i.imgur.com/eBYd9R0.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: P1ngou1N on Tue, 12 February 2019, 06:09:33
Does anyone know the dimensions of the Koyu ?
Want to know if my actual wristrest won't be too short.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 12 February 2019, 17:56:04
Does anyone know the dimensions of the Koyu ?
Want to know if my actual wristrest won't be too short.
Here you go!
(https://i.imgur.com/WvbrsoY.png)

Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: P1ngou1N on Tue, 12 February 2019, 20:04:42
Thank you !!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 12 February 2019, 21:16:21
is it true kate designed the stabs
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 12 February 2019, 23:10:55
Thank you !!

Show us the wristrest when it's made!!

is it true kate designed the stabs
 

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Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 12 February 2019, 23:19:25
Classic negotiating tactic worked! Accuse someone of something which you know to be untrue to get them to admit the true fact you seek to know!

Rama stabs for real - look awesome!!!!!!!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 12 February 2019, 23:22:13
Classic negotiating tactic worked! Accuse someone of something which you know to be untrue to get them to admit the true fact you seek to know!

Rama stabs for real - look awesome!!!!!!!


Hahahaha, classic MrPetrov, all our products are designed together - we'll have an update on our website soon! Product is back in development  8)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: e2o on Wed, 20 February 2019, 15:48:50
Howdy! Any suggestions for the best stabs to use for my Koyu (before the RAMA stabs are released at least)? I ordered the starter kit, so I'll be getting GMK screw-ins with that, but I'm wondering if there is anything nicer that might be good for this build. The Zeals? Thanks for any suggestions... - eric
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Wed, 20 February 2019, 17:04:12
The zeals are the best Iíve tried to-date.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Thu, 21 February 2019, 21:00:36
PBT Heavy Industry in the wild. The legends are *super* crisp and really high quality. The accent colors are a lovely sort of deep orangey-yellow (deeper than these pic indicate), and the mods are a lovely lightish grey.

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Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Audiobs on Thu, 21 February 2019, 22:30:52
PBT Heavy Industry in the wild. The legends are *super* crisp and really high quality. The accent colors are a lovely sort of deep orangey-yellow (deeper than these pic indicate), and the mods are a lovely lightish grey.

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NICE! Mine went the long way to EU first before hitting the east coast, now stuck in the distribution center...
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Fri, 22 February 2019, 00:40:26
PBT Heavy Industry in the wild. The legends are *super* crisp and really high quality. The accent colors are a lovely sort of deep orangey-yellow (deeper than these pic indicate), and the mods are a lovely lightish grey.

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It arrived!!! Awesome :D Glad you like it :)

PBT Heavy Industry in the wild. The legends are *super* crisp and really high quality. The accent colors are a lovely sort of deep orangey-yellow (deeper than these pic indicate), and the mods are a lovely lightish grey.

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NICE! Mine went the long way to EU first before hitting the east coast, now stuck in the distribution center...

Oh no, sometimes goes on a wild journey around the world before ending up where it has to :(

If you go to: https://ecommerceportal.dhl.com/track/

You can chuck in your DHL eCommerce Shipment ID, ie: AUBHM0020382XX

Then you'll see to the right, another tracking number (Tracking ID) that you can plug into your local post (USPS for America etc)  for further tracking information (once it hits the right land!)


Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Audiobs on Fri, 22 February 2019, 01:50:07
PBT Heavy Industry in the wild. The legends are *super* crisp and really high quality. The accent colors are a lovely sort of deep orangey-yellow (deeper than these pic indicate), and the mods are a lovely lightish grey.

(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

NICE! Mine went the long way to EU first before hitting the east coast, now stuck in the distribution center...

Oh no, sometimes goes on a wild journey around the world before ending up where it has to :(

If you go to: https://ecommerceportal.dhl.com/track/

You can chuck in your DHL eCommerce Shipment ID, ie: AUBHM0020382XX

Then you'll see to the right, another tracking number (Tracking ID) that you can plug into your local post (USPS for America etc)  for further tracking information (once it hits the right land!)
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Thanks for the info. Yeah, looks like it went to Germany, then went Postal Airmail to the NY. Hope to get it soon.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ian13 on Fri, 22 February 2019, 03:13:08
That bokehlicious pic though!  :eek: :thumb:

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Also here are what the new fasteners (prototypes) look like in the board:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/HIckWze.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Audiobs on Sat, 23 February 2019, 14:51:27
Just got the Heavy Industry! But my 6u space is off-centered, isn't it supposed to be centered?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: dilkROM on Sun, 24 February 2019, 19:56:31
Shoot, only now catching up to find out about the Koyu and loving the Haze and Race versions. I see that preorders are closed, due to that, what are other possible options for purchase? Will there be "leftovers" going up for sale once the preorders have shipped? Or will I have to go hit r/mm for my needs? :)

Amazing work, BTW. Just hit the site to grab an M60-A or two. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ilpsxnus on Mon, 25 February 2019, 10:22:22
Now that the PBT Heavy Industry has arrived, when can we expect the Koyu to start trickling in?
The wait is killing me!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: e2o on Tue, 26 February 2019, 09:25:49
PBT Heavy Industry in the wild. The legends are *super* crisp and really high quality. The accent colors are a lovely sort of deep orangey-yellow (deeper than these pic indicate), and the mods are a lovely lightish grey.

The accent is *quite* a bit more orange than renders. It certainly isn't RAMA yellow.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Marutks on Tue, 26 February 2019, 16:48:26
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: bardomudo on Sat, 02 March 2019, 00:59:00
As unlikely as it is, if anyone feels like selling their spot on a Moon, please let me know.

I can't believe I missed this  :'(
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 02 March 2019, 01:02:41
Turns out amazingly!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Audiobs on Sat, 02 March 2019, 01:46:04
So glad I ordered the extra Race bottom for my Haze!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 02 March 2019, 11:22:30
Great! Btw, PBT Heavy Industry extras will be available on your store? I not ordered them in time - now regret.

I heard KBDFANS may stock a few. I am interested as well
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 03 March 2019, 02:36:31
Just got the Heavy Industry! But my 6u space is off-centered, isn't it supposed to be centered?

Arghh yes, it was supposed to be, they where made incorrectly unfortunately (didn't notice it when we received our set!  :-[ )

If you require the centered 6U, you can kindly contact Wei at KBDfans for a replacement spacebar that is 6U centered!

Contact: dhl@kbdfans.cn
Subject: PBT Heavy Industry - 6U Centered space

Name:
Address:
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City:
Zip code:
Countries:
Zip code:
Telephone number:

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Great! Btw, PBT Heavy Industry extras will be available on your store? I not ordered them in time - now regret.

I heard KBDFANS may stock a few. I am interested as well


We also have some extras! Just waiting on everyone to receive their sets before we offer them :)

Now that the PBT Heavy Industry has arrived, when can we expect the Koyu to start trickling in?
The wait is killing me!


We'll have a big update soon, we'll also be starting production on the internal dampeners to be ready in time for KOYU - so if you would like it added, just reply to your order confirmation email :)
   
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 03 March 2019, 17:49:10
Just got the Heavy Industry! But my 6u space is off-centered, isn't it supposed to be centered?

Arghh yes, it was supposed to be, they where made incorrectly unfortunately (didn't notice it when we received our set!  :-[ )

If you require the centered 6U, you can kindly contact Wei at KBDfans for a replacement spacebar that is 6U centered!

Contact: dhl@kbdfans.cn
Subject: PBT Heavy Industry - 6U Centered space

Name:
Address:
States or provinces:
City:
Zip code:
Countries:
Zip code:
Telephone number:

------

Great! Btw, PBT Heavy Industry extras will be available on your store? I not ordered them in time - now regret.

I heard KBDFANS may stock a few. I am interested as well


We also have some extras! Just waiting on everyone to receive their sets before we offer them :)

Now that the PBT Heavy Industry has arrived, when can we expect the Koyu to start trickling in?
The wait is killing me!


We'll have a big update soon, we'll also be starting production on the internal dampeners to be ready in time for KOYU - so if you would like it added, just reply to your order confirmation email :)
 

Great! I saw some pictures recently in some groups, looking stunning.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Audiobs on Sun, 03 March 2019, 21:16:37
Just got the Heavy Industry! But my 6u space is off-centered, isn't it supposed to be centered?

Arghh yes, it was supposed to be, they where made incorrectly unfortunately (didn't notice it when we received our set!  :-[ )

If you require the centered 6U, you can kindly contact Wei at KBDfans for a replacement spacebar that is 6U centered!

Contact: dhl@kbdfans.cn
Subject: PBT Heavy Industry - 6U Centered space

Name:
Address:
States or provinces:
City:
Zip code:
Countries:
Zip code:
Telephone number:

------

Great! Btw, PBT Heavy Industry extras will be available on your store? I not ordered them in time - now regret.

I heard KBDFANS may stock a few. I am interested as well


We also have some extras! Just waiting on everyone to receive their sets before we offer them :)

Now that the PBT Heavy Industry has arrived, when can we expect the Koyu to start trickling in?
The wait is killing me!


We'll have a big update soon, we'll also be starting production on the internal dampeners to be ready in time for KOYU - so if you would like it added, just reply to your order confirmation email :)
 

Thanks and will contact Wei for the 6u. Thanks for making the new internal dampener available for existing KOYU orders! I was just going to use a Sorbothane pad.

BTW, thanks also for making a reversed Haze colorway for M60-A Seq2. I've been asking for it since KOYU! Before I order it, may I ask if there is going to be a KOYU Seq 2 in this reversed Haze colorway? ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 04 March 2019, 19:10:19
Thanks and will contact Wei for the 6u. Thanks for making the new internal dampener available for existing KOYU orders! I was just going to use a Sorbothane pad.

BTW, thanks also for making a reversed Haze colorway for M60-A Seq2. I've been asking for it since KOYU! Before I order it, may I ask if there is going to be a KOYU Seq 2 in this reversed Haze colorway? ;)

No worries at all!

Not sure on what the SEQ2 KOYU colourways will be yet, that's a long while off!

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AS for SEQ1, we anticipate the machining to be complete by the end of this month, it'll then be promptly surface finished and coated!

At this stage it's looking like Mid-April for the units to be completed - but will take a matter of weeks to sea-freight to our warehouse and a further few weeks for packaging/logistics.

Will keep you updated at the next stages. Getting closer!!

Cheers :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: bardomudo on Tue, 05 March 2019, 23:39:01
So very happy to be a part of this  ;D ;D

And I can't believe I'm just now seeing those Rama stabs. Amazing!!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Wed, 06 March 2019, 08:42:46
I have a question. If I want to add to my order internal dampener and RACE base for KOYU, and i will reply to my order confirmation email, how will the additional order be paid?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Araex on Wed, 06 March 2019, 11:50:26
I have a question. If I want to add to my order internal dampener and RACE base for KOYU, and i will reply to my order confirmation email, how will the additional order be paid?
I had to make a change to my KOYU order, and they sent me a paypal invoice for the price difference.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 06 March 2019, 15:45:02
So very happy to be a part of this  ;D ;D

And I can't believe I'm just now seeing those Rama stabs. Amazing!!

With heatshrink stab? Haha
I followed Rama's render, it is a bit tricky to make
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Wed, 06 March 2019, 17:17:01
I have a question. If I want to add to my order internal dampener and RACE base for KOYU, and i will reply to my order confirmation email, how will the additional order be paid?
I had to make a change to my KOYU order, and they sent me a paypal invoice for the price difference.

Cool! Thank you.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: trikoi00 on Thu, 21 March 2019, 00:03:11
Spot sold. Thanks for interest.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: cmanon on Thu, 21 March 2019, 10:24:59
I got bit by the mechanical keyboard bug recently and found this beautiful design and am asking here if anyone is willing to sell their spot for the Koyu or I will patiently wait for the SEQ2. Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: bardomudo on Fri, 22 March 2019, 00:23:55
I got bit by the mechanical keyboard bug recently and found this beautiful design and am asking here if anyone is willing to sell their spot for the Koyu or I will patiently wait for the SEQ2. Thanks.

I was told King Rama had some extra ones ordered for sale after they arrive so you should keep an eye out. They'll probably only last minutes, though.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: wolfriot on Mon, 25 March 2019, 09:30:09
I was told King Rama had some extra ones ordered for sale after they arrive so you should keep an eye out. They'll probably only last minutes, though.

When I saw the koyu it was literally THE keyboard I have been waiting for.  I was so sad when I realized I had missed my opportunity to buy one.  Rama has built, what is for me, the ultimate endgame perfection.  If there are really extra's I would love to have a chance to snag one.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 25 March 2019, 10:00:41
I was told King Rama had some extra ones ordered for sale after they arrive so you should keep an eye out. They'll probably only last minutes, though.

When I saw the koyu it was literally THE keyboard I have been waiting for.  I was so sad when I realized I had missed my opportunity to buy one.  Rama has built, what is for me, the ultimate endgame perfection.  If there are really extra's I would love to have a chance to snag one.

There will be lots of them for sale on the secondary market.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Sintpinty on Mon, 25 March 2019, 10:33:40
No soldering? Great! I might get this soon :D
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Ashardalon on Mon, 25 March 2019, 13:37:41
No soldering? Great! I might get this soon :D

There may be some extras that will be sold of by RAMA, but if not, you're looking toward aftermarket, and that can get wildly expensive, unfortunately.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Darknight00z on Mon, 25 March 2019, 15:02:39
The doro67 is very similar to the Koyu and is shipping now. It has a hotswap option as well. Check the secondary markets

Edit: my mistake
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: steamykeebs on Mon, 25 March 2019, 19:38:15
The doro67 is very similar to the Koyu and is shipping now. It has a hotswap option as well. Check the secondary markets

There is no hotswap option for the Doro67.  There is a fixed layout RGB PCB but it doesn't have hotswap sockets.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 28 March 2019, 20:57:40
I was told King Rama had some extra ones ordered for sale after they arrive so you should keep an eye out. They'll probably only last minutes, though.

When I saw the koyu it was literally THE keyboard I have been waiting for.  I was so sad when I realized I had missed my opportunity to buy one.  Rama has built, what is for me, the ultimate endgame perfection.  If there are really extra's I would love to have a chance to snag one.

We will have some extras available once we fulfil the original orders! :)

Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: yur1orlov on Thu, 28 March 2019, 21:50:26
praying for an extra
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: wolfriot on Fri, 29 March 2019, 11:47:58
We will have some extras available once we fulfil the original orders! :)

Yes!!! Hopefully I don't miss the window to get one.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: xkhol on Fri, 29 March 2019, 14:22:28
I was told King Rama had some extra ones ordered for sale after they arrive so you should keep an eye out. They'll probably only last minutes, though.

When I saw the koyu it was literally THE keyboard I have been waiting for.  I was so sad when I realized I had missed my opportunity to buy one.  Rama has built, what is for me, the ultimate endgame perfection.  If there are really extra's I would love to have a chance to snag one.

We will have some extras available once we fulfil the original orders! :)

Will these be pretty limited in quantity? Iím assuming theyíll go pretty quickly? :/

Is there an email I can sign up for to be notified when these come out?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: schlep on Sun, 31 March 2019, 09:06:47
By the way, how do you give up your GB slots to someone else? I'd imagine this is how it is done:
(1) interested buyer transfer money to original GB participant
(2) Original GB participant informs GB runner (i.e RAMA) about the swap.

Is that correct? If it is, I would assume the person who takes over would have to take a risk that the original buyer informs the runner of the swap after the money has been transferred.

With that said, anyone considering giving up their GB slot? Preferably from Singapore so that there won't be additional transfer fees, etc.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Kerasan on Sun, 31 March 2019, 09:12:01
By the way, how do you give up your GB slots to someone else? I'd imagine this is how it is done:
(1) interested buyer transfer money to original GB participant
(2) Original GB participant informs GB runner (i.e RAMA) about the swap.

Is that correct? If it is, I would assume the person who takes over would have to take a risk that the original buyer informs the runner of the swap after the money has been transferred.

With that said, anyone considering giving up their GB slot? Preferably from Singapore so that there won't be additional transfer fees, etc.

I think it's safer, refund order + new order with rama.
In this way there is no transaction between private individuals and possible scams (which are rare in this community)

KMK Labs.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Zaaba on Sun, 31 March 2019, 09:22:14
By the way, how do you give up your GB slots to someone else? I'd imagine this is how it is done:
(1) interested buyer transfer money to original GB participant
(2) Original GB participant informs GB runner (i.e RAMA) about the swap.

Is that correct? If it is, I would assume the person who takes over would have to take a risk that the original buyer informs the runner of the swap after the money has been transferred.

With that said, anyone considering giving up their GB slot? Preferably from Singapore so that there won't be additional transfer fees, etc.

Just did this earlier this month with your fellow Singaporean. Slot owner informs RAMA, RAMA raises new invoice to me. I pay said invoice. RAMA then refunds slot owner.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ewwgin on Sun, 31 March 2019, 23:49:56
By the way, how do you give up your GB slots to someone else? I'd imagine this is how it is done:
(1) interested buyer transfer money to original GB participant
(2) Original GB participant informs GB runner (i.e RAMA) about the swap.

Is that correct? If it is, I would assume the person who takes over would have to take a risk that the original buyer informs the runner of the swap after the money has been transferred.

With that said, anyone considering giving up their GB slot? Preferably from Singapore so that there won't be additional transfer fees, etc.

Sent you a PM


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: wouldworks on Mon, 01 April 2019, 02:04:25
Is anybody else wanting to give up their spot? I'd love to potentially pick up a basic model.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: schlep on Mon, 01 April 2019, 09:16:42
By the way, how do you give up your GB slots to someone else? I'd imagine this is how it is done:
(1) interested buyer transfer money to original GB participant
(2) Original GB participant informs GB runner (i.e RAMA) about the swap.

Is that correct? If it is, I would assume the person who takes over would have to take a risk that the original buyer informs the runner of the swap after the money has been transferred.

With that said, anyone considering giving up their GB slot? Preferably from Singapore so that there won't be additional transfer fees, etc.

Sent you a PM


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Yeap. Replied!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: etidie83 on Mon, 01 April 2019, 11:29:25
Looking to buy someones slot. Preferably Kuro, or Race with internal weight. Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: wolfriot on Mon, 01 April 2019, 14:55:27
If anyone is looking to give up a slot I am interested in Race, Haze, or Tank.  I would like the internal weight.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: voxkey on Mon, 01 April 2019, 17:14:53
Also looking for a Koyu spot preferably in Kuro, Moon, Mist, or Race. Will also consider a Tank or Tank Lite slot as well. Preferably in USA.

Help a friend out! :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: open0700 on Mon, 01 April 2019, 19:54:37
OBLIVIONV2_MODIFIERS_HHKB_MONOCHROME       
OBLIVIONV2_MODIFIERS_REGULAR_R4_125_BOTTOM_ROW     
OBLIVIONV2_MODIFIERS_MONOCHROME_R3_STEPPED_CAPSLOCK     
OBLIVIONV2_MODIFIERS_NAVIGATION_TENKEYLESS   
OBLIVIONV2_SPACEBAR_OBLIVION_600_OFFCENTERED         
OBLIVIONV2_SPACEBAR_OBLIVION_700             
OBLIVIONV2_ASSEMBLY_MODIFIERS_ERGODOX         
OBLIVIONV2_RAMA_WORKS_R1_100_GIT_LOGO 
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: swangful on Mon, 01 April 2019, 20:29:32
OBLIVIONV2_MODIFIERS_HHKB_MONOCHROME       
OBLIVIONV2_MODIFIERS_REGULAR_R4_125_BOTTOM_ROW     
OBLIVIONV2_MODIFIERS_MONOCHROME_R3_STEPPED_CAPSLOCK     
OBLIVIONV2_MODIFIERS_NAVIGATION_TENKEYLESS   
OBLIVIONV2_SPACEBAR_OBLIVION_600_OFFCENTERED         
OBLIVIONV2_SPACEBAR_OBLIVION_700             
OBLIVIONV2_ASSEMBLY_MODIFIERS_ERGODOX         
OBLIVIONV2_RAMA_WORKS_R1_100_GIT_LOGO

lol.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: gMit on Mon, 01 April 2019, 22:18:01
Hello friends,

if anyone pulls out for a base model any colour, please pm me. I am more than happy to take your spot :)

Cheers
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Von Steve on Tue, 02 April 2019, 00:44:29
same I'm interested in kuro or any of the tank's
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Tue, 02 April 2019, 07:08:59
same I'm interested in kuro or any of the tank's

We'll have about 5 TANK units available after we fulfill the original orders :D

Will these be pretty limited in quantity? Iím assuming theyíll go pretty quickly? :/

Is there an email I can sign up for to be notified when these come out?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Yeah just the extra stock we buy to make up for any errors in shipment - they sell pretty quickly. But we'll send out an email on when the site will be open for it! https://mailing.rama.works/

-----

Internal Dampener first tool samples are in! Moving to production now - these will be done quickly.

(https://i.imgur.com/hazkE34.jpg)


Also, very excited to show the new packaging we have for the KOYU!!

Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Von Steve on Tue, 02 April 2019, 12:32:16
Hell yeah. Now make a ANSI M60 and I'll forever be grateful :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: lirtle on Tue, 02 April 2019, 20:41:22
Hopping on the I'll buy your spot train. PM me if you're looking to sell your spot.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: nostr on Tue, 02 April 2019, 21:44:24
Hopefully I could snag a race if there are any extras. Otherwise have to wait for R2
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 02 April 2019, 22:04:30
same I'm interested in kuro or any of the tank's

We'll have about 5 TANK units available after we fulfill the original orders :D

Will these be pretty limited in quantity? Iím assuming theyíll go pretty quickly? :/

Is there an email I can sign up for to be notified when these come out?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Yeah just the extra stock we buy to make up for any errors in shipment - they sell pretty quickly. But we'll send out an email on when the site will be open for it! https://mailing.rama.works/

-----

Internal Dampener first tool samples are in! Moving to production now - these will be done quickly.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hazkE34.jpg)



Also, very excited to show the new packaging we have for the KOYU!!

dude, those look SWEET

i should have gotten in on the m60, damn
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 02 April 2019, 22:10:16

dude, those look SWEET

i should have gotten in on the m60, damn

You can still get one :)

I did.  Got the updated screws as well for my R1 M60-A


https://ramaworks.store/products/w02-a-internal-dampener
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Genuine.Senpai on Wed, 03 April 2019, 00:12:56
same I'm interested in kuro or any of the tank's

We'll have about 5 TANK units available after we fulfill the original orders :D

Will these be pretty limited in quantity? Iím assuming theyíll go pretty quickly? :/

Is there an email I can sign up for to be notified when these come out?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Yeah just the extra stock we buy to make up for any errors in shipment - they sell pretty quickly. But we'll send out an email on when the site will be open for it! https://mailing.rama.works/

-----

Internal Dampener first tool samples are in! Moving to production now - these will be done quickly.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hazkE34.jpg)



Also, very excited to show the new packaging we have for the KOYU!!

dude, those look SWEET

i should have gotten in on the m60, damn

You should still be able to pick one up. I didn't order a M60, but all I did was send an e-mail to Rama Works and I was able to get it added to my KOYU order and paid a seperate invoice for it.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Cornutgi on Wed, 03 April 2019, 13:16:19
How many of the extra koyu titans will we be able to buy out of the 5?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Capsy on Wed, 03 April 2019, 16:20:56
Any idea when the PBT heavy Industry R2 or extras from R1 will be up?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Thu, 04 April 2019, 23:25:09
How many of the extra koyu titans will we be able to buy out of the 5?

Most likely all of them, past those 5 we have a few backup units too. We'll have most of the other units available too  ;D

Any idea when the PBT heavy Industry R2 or extras from R1 will be up?
R1 extras where already up and gone, quickly :( We'll do an R2 alongside the U80 with more caps in the kit!

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(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5ca4b152f4e1fcd633bfa3b1/1554297272913/RW-KOYU-ANODISING-A.1623-3.jpg?format=2500w)

The enclosures have finished machining and are now moving to the next stages of production. From here they will be surface treated, Anodised or PVD coated and then carefully packed to their base configurations for packaging !!

Further updates: http://rama.link/rw-blog-01 (http://rama.link/rw-blog-01)

 
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: gMit on Thu, 04 April 2019, 23:27:51
How many of the extra koyu titans will we be able to buy out of the 5?

Most likely all of them, past those 5 we have a few backup units too. We'll have most of the other units available too  ;D




Ooh this excites me. When would these be available to purchase?

Still looking to buy someones spot if they pull out :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: voxkey on Thu, 04 April 2019, 23:49:51
So many of us looking for Koyu spots. Thinking I might have to offer up GMK Olivia to find one. Hmmmm.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Darknight00z on Fri, 05 April 2019, 17:48:01
So many of us looking for Koyu spots. Thinking I might have to offer up GMK Olivia to find one. Hmmmm.

Considering how quickly m60 seq 2 happened, koyu might follow a similar pattern but who knows
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: hormbre on Sat, 06 April 2019, 07:50:18
Late for this.
Is there any possiblity to join in ?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: nostr on Sat, 06 April 2019, 18:10:42
Late for this.
Is there any possiblity to join in ?

Your best bet is to either get this during R2, Buy some of the extras from this round (They would probably sell out quickly), or buy it off of another member/ r/mk.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: hormbre on Sat, 06 April 2019, 18:14:32
Late for this.
Is there any possiblity to join in ?

Your best bet is to either get this during R2, Buy some of the extras from this round (They would probably sell out quickly), or buy it off of another member/ r/mk.

When are the extras availbale ?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: nostr on Sat, 06 April 2019, 20:28:42
Late for this.
Is there any possiblity to join in ?

Your best bet is to either get this during R2, Buy some of the extras from this round (They would probably sell out quickly), or buy it off of another member/ r/mk.

When are the extras availbale ?

No clue, only the folks at RAMA would know tbh. I would suggest you sign up for their mailing list just in case they announce it there.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Genuine.Senpai on Tue, 09 April 2019, 06:57:14
Late for this.
Is there any possiblity to join in ?

Your best bet is to either get this during R2, Buy some of the extras from this round (They would probably sell out quickly), or buy it off of another member/ r/mk.

When are the extras availbale ?

No clue, only the folks at RAMA would know tbh. I would suggest you sign up for their mailing list just in case they announce it there.

Rama already confirmed that they'll send out an email when extras are up. So, those who didn't get in should definitely sign up for it.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: hormbre on Thu, 11 April 2019, 04:15:05
Late for this.
Is there any possiblity to join in ?

Your best bet is to either get this during R2, Buy some of the extras from this round (They would probably sell out quickly), or buy it off of another member/ r/mk.

When are the extras availbale ?

No clue, only the folks at RAMA would know tbh. I would suggest you sign up for their mailing list just in case they announce it there.

Rama already confirmed that they'll send out an email when extras are up. So, those who didn't get in should definitely sign up for it.

Registered, thanks a lot! @nostr @Genuine.Senpai
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Wed, 17 April 2019, 08:43:02
Extras will be up roughly 2 weeks after we fulfil the last orders :)

The KOYU PCB's have arrived to our warehouse and are all packed and programmed! We'll be visting our factories early May to do a final QC before the enclosures are shipped to our Melbourne warehouse for final packaging and shipment :)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/t/5cb6d64fe79c7008fe24195b/1555486359087/IMG_0579.JPG?format=2500w)

More on this update and on other things here: http://rama.link/koyupcbs (http://rama.link/koyupcbs)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Darknight00z on Fri, 26 April 2019, 11:05:07
@Rama any updates on the stabilisers? Another day another board with popped stabs. I gotta desolder now 😭😭
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 28 April 2019, 05:50:41
@Rama any updates on the stabilisers? Another day another board with popped stabs. I gotta desolder now 😭😭
Unfortunately a big backburner project at the moment until we finalise a few other projects first - then straight back into it :(

----

Which one of you got a tank?
(https://media.giphy.com/media/KzzTajuxoSakxlERg8/giphy.gif)

We'll be visiting our manufacturers in about 1 and a half weeks to inspect everything before it's shipped to our warehouse for final packaging and shipment. Super close now guys, really excited to get all these boards out!!

Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: wouldworks on Sun, 28 April 2019, 05:52:17
That looks unbelievable. So excited!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: yohannes on Sun, 28 April 2019, 07:13:54
@Rama any updates on the stabilisers? Another day another board with popped stabs. I gotta desolder now 😭😭
Unfortunately a big backburner project at the moment until we finalise a few other projects first - then straight back into it :(

----

Which one of you got a tank?
Show Image
(https://media.giphy.com/media/KzzTajuxoSakxlERg8/giphy.gif)


We'll be visiting our manufacturers in about 1 and a half weeks to inspect everything before it's shipped to our warehouse for final packaging and shipment. Super close now guys, really excited to get all these boards out!!

Should have been flagged as nsfw...
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: shuangmu on Sun, 28 April 2019, 09:59:08
Looks great and looks forward to it!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Lormania on Sun, 28 April 2019, 11:53:19
That Tank is beautiful. Great job as always!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Sun, 28 April 2019, 12:29:25
Superb Rama! Congrats to you and the team!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: nostr on Tue, 30 April 2019, 14:09:28
For people picking up extra KOYU TANKS, will we have the option of the hot-swappable PCB? or is it down to luck what we get?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Sun on Sat, 04 May 2019, 22:09:37
I am interested in a SAGE KOYU if anyone wants out.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: gbgwang on Sun, 05 May 2019, 22:24:46
Do you plan to upload KOYU TANK's assembly photographs and typing test videos?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: nadayada on Mon, 06 May 2019, 13:42:15
Unrelated question, but how many other full brass keyboards have ever been made? Want to cop a TANK extra :(
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: hormbre on Mon, 06 May 2019, 14:53:59
Just checked mailbox, haven't received any news about extras yet, right?

Extras will be up roughly 2 weeks after we fulfil the last orders :)

......
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 13 May 2019, 20:47:11
Just checked mailbox, haven't received any news about extras yet, right?

Extras will be up roughly 2 weeks after we fulfil the last orders :)

......

Nothing has shipped yet.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Wicky on Thu, 16 May 2019, 21:03:17
Any updates on the final QC visit? I want to put my Modern Dolch on something :D.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Ashardalon on Thu, 16 May 2019, 21:12:05
Any updates on the final QC visit? I want to put my Modern Dolch on something :D.

He's still overseas right now but will be back on the 18th to launch the U-80. At that time he'll probably be catching up on e-mails and the forums and will update everyone.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: towelie on Sun, 19 May 2019, 04:46:50
would love to take someone's spot if anyone is willing to sell it.

Would prefer a tank or moon/mist, but would take any option. PM me if selling!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: vision-quest on Tue, 21 May 2019, 14:48:19
Definitely interested in taking a slot. PM me if willing to sell. After moon or green.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 27 May 2019, 01:10:41
Hey guys!

we've posted an update here: https://rama.social/koyu1 (https://rama.social/koyu1)

Basically: All Aluminium units are finished, re-doing some TANK units but made some upgrades in the process and they should be finished this week. The should be sea-freighted to us in the following weeks.

(https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/563c788ae4b099120ae219e2/1558928077856-42LSDUQTNYV65PCKW7I8/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kCwFSQqJqHeok2onliL12o0UqsxRUqqbr1mOJYKfIPR7LoDQ9mXPOjoJoqy81S2I8N_N4V1vUb5AoIIIbLZhVYy7Mythp_T-mtop-vrsUOmeInPi9iDjx9w8K4ZfjXt2drcMxkRrQVoovsJA4qP8efTmVeQrlhfmnk0h_ezsW8C9G6v6ULRah83RgHXAWD5lbQ/L1000609.jpg?format=1500w)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Mon, 27 May 2019, 06:42:38
Great! I guess it's about time to order a gold USB cable to my (HAZE) KOYU.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: mrpetrov on Mon, 27 May 2019, 11:12:50
That haze koyu looks stunning. Also, all brass tank, oooooooof!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: yumboy1 on Mon, 27 May 2019, 18:00:04
Does anyone have a Tank to sell to me?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: despairsray on Tue, 28 May 2019, 22:57:38
Hello,

I recently started to really get into keyboards and these designs by Rama are stunning. If anyone would like to give up their spot, I would be honored to take it. I am looking for Sage, Haze or Moon. Please PM me.

I am very new here but I have a long standing reddit and ebay account and will pay right away. Thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: PiotrMKG on Tue, 28 May 2019, 23:59:18

Hello,

I recently started to really get into keyboards and these designs by Rama are stunning. If anyone would like to give up their spot, I would be honored to take it. I am looking for Sage, Haze or Moon. Please PM me.

I am very new here but I have a long standing reddit and ebay account and will pay right away. Thank you!

Rama has extras, contact them and they will help You.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: despairsray on Wed, 29 May 2019, 00:38:47

Hello,

I recently started to really get into keyboards and these designs by Rama are stunning. If anyone would like to give up their spot, I would be honored to  . I am looking for Sage, Haze or Moon. Please PM me.

I am very new here but I have a long standing reddit and ebay account and will pay right away. Thank you!

Rama has extras, contact them and they will help You.

Thank you very much, I will also contact them.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Gregor-Robert on Thu, 30 May 2019, 07:12:47
hi,

I want to give up my spot.

W01-A Internal Weight
$85,00 USD   1   $85,00 USD
KOYU Starter Kit
$52,00 USD   1   $52,00 USD
KOYU - KURO (Black)
$360,00 USD   1   $360,00 USD
Zwischensumme   $497,00 USD
Versandkosten   $45,00 USD
Summe   $542,00 USD

get into contact with me (Gregor.robert.posch@me.com). Paypal would be possible.
Best Gregor
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: raphaelf on Sat, 01 June 2019, 04:26:52
If anyone wants to sell a Moon, pm me :D
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: bukowski on Fri, 07 June 2019, 12:21:53
I`m interested in any Koyu-Spot except Kuro and Mist - if someone wants to give up his spot, message me :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: rohangpatil on Fri, 07 June 2019, 12:27:20
Interested in any Koyu as well. Message me on discord jherky#4427
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: vision-quest on Fri, 07 June 2019, 18:01:58
Can someone explain to me Rama's colors? Is the Kuro a matte or a shiny black, it's impossible to tell from the marketing photos. A Youtube video I watched of the M60-A made it look matte, but the photos all look shiny..
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: wolfriot on Fri, 07 June 2019, 18:23:49
Are extra koyus going to be available before the u-80 GB ends?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: loopaddiction on Fri, 07 June 2019, 18:32:48
^Also, will the W01-A Internal Weight still be available to order when the Koyu extras drop? Interested in purchasing both, preferably in the same order so that they can be shipped together.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: rfbabeheer on Fri, 07 June 2019, 18:51:29
Can someone explain to me Rama's colors? Is the Kuro a matte or a shiny black, it's impossible to tell from the marketing photos. A Youtube video I watched of the M60-A made it look matte, but the photos all look shiny..

I believe the one in the photo is tank variant of koyu which is mirror polished brass as stated in rama website
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: vision-quest on Fri, 07 June 2019, 19:14:20
Can someone explain to me Rama's colors? Is the Kuro a matte or a shiny black, it's impossible to tell from the marketing photos. A Youtube video I watched of the M60-A made it look matte, but the photos all look shiny..

I believe the one in the photo is tank variant of koyu which is mirror polished brass as stated in rama website

Sorry I'm a little confused by this. Is what they are saying that hey have a photo of the "tank" color representing "Kuro"? That doesn't make sense to me. May I ask which photo you are referring to? I'm just wanting to know what kind of black "kuro" is.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Furikurichemy on Fri, 07 June 2019, 20:21:47
Can someone explain to me Rama's colors? Is the Kuro a matte or a shiny black, it's impossible to tell from the marketing photos. A Youtube video I watched of the M60-A made it look matte, but the photos all look shiny..

I believe the one in the photo is tank variant of koyu which is mirror polished brass as stated in rama website

Sorry I'm a little confused by this. Is what they are saying that hey have a photo of the "tank" color representing "Kuro"? That doesn't make sense to me. May I ask which photo you are referring to? I'm just wanting to know what kind of black "kuro" is.

The shiny one is the tank and yes the black will be matte (the same as the black m60a). In the link they posted https://rama.social/koyu1
there is a picture of the black below the haze colour.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: vision-quest on Fri, 07 June 2019, 20:33:23
Can someone explain to me Rama's colors? Is the Kuro a matte or a shiny black, it's impossible to tell from the marketing photos. A Youtube video I watched of the M60-A made it look matte, but the photos all look shiny..

I believe the one in the photo is tank variant of koyu which is mirror polished brass as stated in rama website

Sorry I'm a little confused by this. Is what they are saying that hey have a photo of the "tank" color representing "Kuro"? That doesn't make sense to me. May I ask which photo you are referring to? I'm just wanting to know what kind of black "kuro" is.

The shiny one is the tank and yes the black will be matte (the same as the black m60a). In the link they posted https://rama.social/koyu1
there is a picture of the black below the haze colour.

Great, that's what I was hoping for. Thank you.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Sun, 09 June 2019, 21:20:14
Hey everyone! The KOYU's and accessories have now all been palletised and we're getting all the paperwork together for sea-freight to our Melbourne warehouse where we will complete the packaging for each order and ship them out as quickly as possible! Very close to seeing these on everyones desks :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: nephlock on Sun, 09 June 2019, 21:22:41
Hey everyone! The KOYU's and accessories have now all been palletised and we're getting all the paperwork together for sea-freight to our Melbourne warehouse where we will complete the packaging for each order and ship them out as quickly as possible! Very close to seeing these on everyones desks :)
Thanks for the update!! Canít wait to see them!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: betho on Sun, 09 June 2019, 22:20:06
i just can't wait to see my Haze
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Genuine.Senpai on Mon, 10 June 2019, 11:01:02
Hey everyone! The KOYU's and accessories have now all been palletised and we're getting all the paperwork together for sea-freight to our Melbourne warehouse where we will complete the packaging for each order and ship them out as quickly as possible! Very close to seeing these on everyones desks :)

Perfect! I still have my GMK Metaverse in it's container waiting to be used and I already pre-ordered a Port U80-A as I couldn't pass up on that color.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: vision-quest on Mon, 10 June 2019, 11:02:24
God I hope I can snag an extra, such a beautiful board!
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: DukeEsquire on Mon, 10 June 2019, 13:26:05
Can't wait to finally get my boards.

Deeply regretting not getting a tank. Perhaps I'll be able to get one as an extra.

@KingRama:

Is there a reason that you guys haven't made a post on GH regarding your U80-A? I find these threads very helpful to stay in touch with the project.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ODDota2 on Mon, 10 June 2019, 19:48:18
That tank looks amazing.

If anyone wants to give their slot up for a tank, I will buy you out + x%.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ian13 on Mon, 10 June 2019, 21:01:44

@KingRama:

Is there a reason that you guys haven't made a post on GH regarding your U80-A? I find these threads very helpful to stay in touch with the project.

This! :)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Tue, 11 June 2019, 07:12:32
Great! Just today Drop.com notified about what GMK Jamon will be sent to all participates in the pre-order at the end of this week. Oh, my HAZE KOYU (with extra RACE base) Iron Man edition is closer than ever.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Kerasan on Tue, 11 June 2019, 08:29:02
Great! Just today Drop.com notified about what GMK Jamon will be sent to all participates in the pre-order at the end of this week. Oh, my HAZE KOYU (with extra RACE base) Iron Man edition is closer than ever.

ahahahaha I didn't think of it, very cool build ... photo

KMK Labs.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: ttot on Tue, 11 June 2019, 14:28:08
Great! Just today Drop.com notified about what GMK Jamon will be sent to all participates in the pre-order at the end of this week. Oh, my HAZE KOYU (with extra RACE base) Iron Man edition is closer than ever.

ahahahaha I didn't think of it, very cool build ... photo

KMK Labs.

Yeah. When the time comes, the photos will be. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Asmale on Sat, 15 June 2019, 13:52:20
Iím very interested in the Koyu Mist if anyone wants to give their spot up. Please message me on discord, my Username and tag is Austin#9217
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: Workglove27 on Sat, 15 June 2019, 20:16:45
Interested in a spot for any variant besides haze and the tank editions. Discord Workglove#1956
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: gbgwang on Mon, 17 June 2019, 02:57:40
Are you packing the koyu by now?
I wonder about the delivery start date.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: KingRama on Mon, 17 June 2019, 03:54:32
Can't wait to finally get my boards.

Deeply regretting not getting a tank. Perhaps I'll be able to get one as an extra.

@KingRama:

Is there a reason that you guys haven't made a post on GH regarding your U80-A? I find these threads very helpful to stay in touch with the project.

We're updating to keep all our updates in one location rather than posting in multiple locations - https://rama.works/prototype (https://rama.works/prototype) :)

Are you packing the koyu by now?
I wonder about the delivery start date.

The KOYU's will arrive in our warehouse by early July and will be further packed and shipped throughout mid-to-late July. We want to go through all of them as quickly as possible and get them out to everyone as soon as we can!




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If you're holding out for extras, sign up here to remain notified of any available units: https://rama.link/koyulist
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: wolfriot on Mon, 17 June 2019, 18:00:57
Can't wait to finally get my boards.

Deeply regretting not getting a tank. Perhaps I'll be able to get one as an extra.

@KingRama:

Is there a reason that you guys haven't made a post on GH regarding your U80-A? I find these threads very helpful to stay in touch with the project.

We're updating to keep all our updates in one location rather than posting in multiple locations - https://rama.works/prototype (https://rama.works/prototype) :)

Are you packing the koyu by now?
I wonder about the delivery start date.

The KOYU's will arrive in our warehouse by early July and will be further packed and shipped throughout mid-to-late July. We want to go through all of them as quickly as possible and get them out to everyone as soon as we can!




-------

If you're holding out for extras, sign up here to remain notified of any available units: https://rama.link/koyulist

Is there any chance extra koyus will be announced before the u80 gb closes?
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: DukeEsquire on Tue, 18 June 2019, 01:04:43
Can't wait to finally get my boards.

Deeply regretting not getting a tank. Perhaps I'll be able to get one as an extra.

@KingRama:

Is there a reason that you guys haven't made a post on GH regarding your U80-A? I find these threads very helpful to stay in touch with the project.

We're updating to keep all our updates in one location rather than posting in multiple locations - https://rama.works/prototype (https://rama.works/prototype) :)

Are you packing the koyu by now?
I wonder about the delivery start date.

The KOYU's will arrive in our warehouse by early July and will be further packed and shipped throughout mid-to-late July. We want to go through all of them as quickly as possible and get them out to everyone as soon as we can!




-------

If you're holding out for extras, sign up here to remain notified of any available units: https://rama.link/koyulist

Is there any chance extra koyus will be announced before the u80 gb closes?

No way. The U80-A and extras won't go on sale until August at the earliest. Extras aren't sold until it's obvious that no replacement units need to be sent out.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: wolfriot on Tue, 18 June 2019, 10:42:44

Is there any chance extra koyus will be announced before the u80 gb closes?

No way. The U80-A and extras won't go on sale until August at the earliest. Extras aren't sold until it's obvious that no replacement units need to be sent out.

That stinks I was kind of hoping that if I cant get an extra koyu to snag a u-80, but I cant really do both.
Title: Re: [GB] Rama Works KOYU
Post by: yumboy1 on Tue, 25 June 2019, 10:11:37
I want a tank. If you give me the tank spot, please sell it to me.
yumboy8747@naver.com
I would appreciate it if you could send me an invoice by email.