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[IC] Marble Wrist Rest - 2nd GB is live !
« on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 08:12:27 »
Hello,

Long time lurker here and on r/mk, I recently designed and custom-ordered a wrist rest made of marble by a local artisan in Taiwan. (where I live)
We have a marble industry with affordable prices, so I gave it a try and I am really pleased with the result :

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It is a 36cm long wrist rest so a bit larger than my Tada68.
However, it fits perfectly with my Ducky keyboard.

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One more photo of it alone :
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I glued a layer of cork at the bottom to not have it slide around :
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More photos available here :
https://imgur.com/a/KhH7g4g

I am now looking for some feedback and checking if there is some interest for this.
I am thinking of making a small group buy.

The dimensions are 360mm*80mm*16mm

For the price, a first small series would be a bit expensive around 70 USD + shipping from Taiwan.

Comments are welcome !

Updates:

03/30/2019 - This project will go to the GB !
It will be a first small GB for 10 pieces, to be sure all is good.
The wrist rest will be exactly the same as the one on photos above.

04/21/2019 - Shipping test (Taiwan to Europe) was successful.
Still, I decided to go for a private carrier a bit more expensive (I will absorb the difference and keep reasonable prices).
I should receive the products this week and target date for GB will be 05/01.
Shipping should be done within 2 weeks after the GB.
There will be 10 pieces, similar to the above pictures.
If this GB is successful, 10-15 others pieces should be available end of May.
Estimated price : Marble Wrist Rest USD65$ , shipping to Europe (west) USD30$, shipping to US USD35$

04/30/2019 - As announced in my last post, the GB has to be postponed to end of May, as manufacturer has some delay in the shipping and I have to go on a 2 weeks trip in May.

05/30/2019 - Pieces are finally received !

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All photos in the link below :
https://imgur.com/a/lFvhYPv


Sale:
I am ready, the sale will be hold on Saturday 8th June at 12pm (noon) EST
« Last Edit: Mon, 07 October 2019, 10:15:46 by MarbleKeeb »

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 08:14:55 »
Wow seems sick

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 09:09:49 »
Not a fan of the cork but id definitely grab one

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 09:18:15 »
Looks great, have you looked into how much it costs to ship a slab of marble international though?  I don't think it will be cheap...
                               
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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 10:16:47 »
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Not a fan of the cork but ...
I could leave the option of the cork or some adhesive rubber feet, which in fact would be easier.
Note, the surface at the bottom is not polished.

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have you looked into how much it costs to ship a slab of marble international though
It would be 20 USD with the post office, which would take 2 to 3 weeks but is reliable from my experience.
Or it would be 30 USD with EMS, about one week for delivery.
Other carriers DHL or Fedex would be at least 40 USD.
I still have to check further that point.

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 10:22:31 »
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have you looked into how much it costs to ship a slab of marble international though
It would be 20 USD with the post office, which would take 2 to 3 weeks but is reliable from my experience.
Or it would be 30 USD with EMS, about one week for delivery.
Other carriers DHL or Fedex would be at least 40 USD.
I still have to check further that point.
That's not half as bad as I thought it might be :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 11:29:42 »
I've been looking for a marble wrist rest! The last ones I saw were made too thin, which caused cracking but yours does not seem to have that issue! I'm interested +1

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 11:46:14 »
60 % size and black marble stone. Would be neat, and then I am game :)

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 12:12:13 »
This looks really good! Would there also be the the option for black marble as well? Or just other colors in general.

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« Reply #9 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 12:24:32 »
Very interested but would it be possible to get it in a different size?
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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 12:30:44 »
Also concerned about cracking... Iíve tried two different marble rests and both cracked due to what I assume is humidity/temperature changes. In the Pacific Northwest of the US the winter and summer are drastically different in terms of humidity and that seems to push thin marble to its breaking point easily. This looks a lot thicker, though.

All that said, prices are low here and Iím keen to give it another shot.

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« Reply #11 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 15:32:49 »
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Not a fan of the cork but ...
I could leave the option of the cork or some adhesive rubber feet, which in fact would be easier.
Note, the surface at the bottom is not polished.

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have you looked into how much it costs to ship a slab of marble international though
It would be 20 USD with the post office, which would take 2 to 3 weeks but is reliable from my experience.
Or it would be 30 USD with EMS, about one week for delivery.
Other carriers DHL or Fedex would be at least 40 USD.
I still have to check further that point.
I would definitely prefer some rubber feet and id be all in on this.

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 15:44:34 »
will work great for people in Arizona :)

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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 17:49:15 »
I originally contacted you privately about these lol I like them a lot and would definitely be in if the shape was more rectangular amd not as curved. Maybe different material for the bottom too

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 19:50:19 »
hi, can I ask about the durability of this wrist rest?

there is a similar item that has been made before: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/royal-glam-marble-wrist-rest-massdrop-exclusive/talk#discussions?mode=guest_open
the result is rather... saddening. :( The warping of the wood make the marble crack, yours don't have wood so I guess you may not encounter this specific problem.

about the price of "a first small series" is high for me so I will be watching from the sidelines and I may join subsequent round if there is any.  :)
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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 23:10:18 »
Thank you very much for all feedbacks.

I saw, the previous marble wrist rest made by Royal Glam and the issues they had.
Mine will at least not suffer the same issues as it is thicker and not glued to a piece of wood.
But the piece of wood was a nice thing to avoid it breaking during the shipment, which is what I am the most afraid off and it is why I want to start with a small series first.
Note: I got it shipped to myself without issue but it was not international.

About colors, the first gb will probably be white only, then I will probably offer choice for black and eventually green.
To precise, the color of mine is more white/gray with some black than a pure white.

I will gladly offer more choice of sizes, colors and shapes if I can make some volume.  :)

 

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 23 March 2019, 09:05:53 »
Next up, we need a white marble keeb! >.<

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 23 March 2019, 10:53:23 »
im in

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 01:17:32 »
Will you consider different edge shape? Think it would be cool if the edges were rounded more.

Regardless, this is nice. I want one.

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 30 March 2019, 11:21:41 »
Hello All,

Thanks for the feedback and the interest!

I decided to go on with this project, I ordered a first batch and the first GB will be 10 pieces.
It will be exactly the same as on the pictures : white / grey marble with black strips and 36cm long.
It will still take a few weeks before I receive them.

I am currently working on the packaging and sourcing all, then I will do a shipping test from Taiwan to Europe.

I also ordered a sample for black marble wrist rest 30cm long (so 60%)  ;D
 

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 30 March 2019, 13:01:48 »
This looks great! How do we sign up for the GB?

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 09:30:32 »
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This looks great! How do we sign up for the GB?

I will probably hold the GB around the end of April and products should be shipped beginning of May.

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 07 April 2019, 01:29:51 »
id be in for one if the corners were a little more clean cut, like an extension of the case, something less rounded, if possible
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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 07 April 2019, 14:21:00 »
love the look of this. will it be coming in different colors possibly?

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 04:12:30 »
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love the look of this. will it be coming in different colors possibly?

Yes, after this first GB, I will do other GBs with different colors / design every few months.

Update on the project:

Shipping test (Taiwan to Europe) was successful.
Still, I decided to go for a private carrier a bit more expensive (I will absorb the difference and keep reasonable prices).
I should receive the products this week and target date for GB will be 05/01.
Shipping should be done within 2 weeks after the GB.
There will be 10 pieces, similar to the pictures in my first post.
If this GB is successful, 10-15 others pieces should be available end of May.
Estimated price : Marble Wrist Rest USD65$ , shipping to Europe (west) USD30$, shipping to US USD35$

Thank you for the support !

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 10:36:24 »
Hello,

Small update for people following up.
Manufacturer had some delay with the shipping, so I haven't received yet the marble pieces but it should be this week or next.
However, I also have to go on 2 weeks oversea trip soon after, so will have to postpone the GB to the end of May.
Only good thing, I will take a lot of pictures when I receive them !

Sorry for this delay.

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 10:39:53 »
Glad you bumped this. I had no idea this was an IC. I'd love to have a marble wrist rest for my new white Lumina that I'll have in a bit

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 05 May 2019, 09:37:47 »
Hi !

Finally received the pieces of marble and it looks awesome !

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A lot more photos in the link here :
https://imgur.com/a/lFvhYPv

Each piece is really unique.

The sale will be at the end of May.
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« Reply #28 on: Sun, 12 May 2019, 06:02:28 »
Those look fantastic. These might be perfect for Oblivion or OG Cherry dye subs.

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 01 June 2019, 16:30:43 »
Any updates on this?

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 03 June 2019, 08:03:36 »
Hello,

Thanks for the patience, I am back from my trip but I had to deal with some unexpected matters.
I will announce this week the date for the GB / sale.
I still have to work on its organization.

Thank you !

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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 03 June 2019, 09:21:42 »
Is it too late to jump in on the group buy?!


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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 03 June 2019, 09:33:01 »
Is it too late to jump in on the group buy?!


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It's not a GB yet, it's only in IC phase. Interest checks are used to gauge the level of interest on a project, as well as to gain suggestions/criticisms before the project goes into the Groupbuy phase.

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 03 June 2019, 11:23:55 »
Is it too late to jump in on the group buy?!


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It's not a GB yet, it's only in IC phase. Interest checks are used to gauge the level of interest on a project, as well as to gain suggestions/criticisms before the project goes into the Groupbuy phase.
Thanks for the input, that being said,
Iím wary of durability during shipping to united states west coast, I donít know enough about marble to know what causes it to crack (environment, impact/drop) can probably get it done locally as well. Can probably use a vinyl wrap on anything, which shows how little I know about marble in regards to its feel. As I discover more I imagine my interest level in the GB would Iím going to do research during/after work. Cheers and Goodluck


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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 05 June 2019, 10:43:14 »
Hello,

So I am ready !

10 Marble wrist rests will be for sale on 08th June at 12pm (noon) EST. (so midnight for me in Taiwan)

There will be a limit of 2 pieces per person.

Once the sale is completed, the wrist rests will be shipped before end of June.

Hope to see the interest :)

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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 05 June 2019, 10:59:39 »
10 Marble wrist rests will be for sale on 08th June at 12pm (noon) EST. (so midnight for me in Taiwan)

There will be a limit of 2 pieces per person.
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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 05 June 2019, 11:59:42 »
Hope to see the interest :)
Would be interested if different sizes were available


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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 10:22:37 »
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Would be interested if different sizes were available

Sorry, it is a first small batch, only one color and size, but the next batch should have 2 colors and 2 sizes (60%) :)


For the people wondering about the packaging, it will be like this :
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I already tested a shipment Taiwan - France that way and it went smoothly.

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 08 June 2019, 10:54:48 »
Hello,

So the sale / GB is about to open, I created some time ago the post in the Group Buy section, but it is waiting for the approval from the mods. (I should have done it earlier..)

Once validated, there is the link to the form inside.
I will also post it on reddit r/mechmarket soon after 12pm (same form so no need to cross-register).

Thank you all!

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 08 June 2019, 22:35:44 »
So, through the different channels I used, the round 1 of the GB is now closed.

Unfortunately, the GB post here has still not been approved, I must have done something uncorrectly or it requires more time. :(

Anyway, I am really happy of the unexpected success, there will be definitively more and more to come !



 

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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 09 June 2019, 21:01:32 »
Can we get marble kb housing :cool:


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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 11 June 2019, 20:03:13 »
For the second GB is it rec mended to follow through here and other channels? Or mailing list?


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« Reply #42 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 10:35:37 »
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Can we get marble kb housing :cool:

I would love to make a keyboard case in marble ! (on the work)

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For the second GB is it rec mended to follow through here and other channels? Or mailing list?

I have a mailing list, please give DM me.
Or in all case, I will keep updated the GB topic :
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101092.0

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 01 September 2019, 04:38:17 »
Hello All !

I am back with a lot of news !

Following the success of the first GB, I decided to continue and it is now about 200 pieces that will be available
In White, Black, Green and Pink marble:D All of them 60% size (30cm) !

I should put them on sale around end of September / beginning October. Price should be similar about 65USD per piece + shipping.
 
Right now, I only have the photos for the black marble.

Therefore, if you are interested in a 60% Marble Wrist Rest, please fill my IC survey, that I notify you before the sale.
Even if you are not interested now, it is also a survey to know what kind of size/color people are interested in, so feel free to reply to it :

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyaxG9UTkJuL573oabLWK5iNr4Fz4LW392AGLko_cNsNXqkw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 10:29:40 »
Hi !

I just received the "pink" marble wrist rests from the factory. To be exact, I would rename it "Coral Pink".

As you can see there is quite a variety of patterns and colors from light orange to pink / white !

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A few more photos where it looks stunning in the link below :

https://imgur.com/a/DJCchHS

If you have any interest to be notified for the in-coming GB (end September / October) or if you just want to give your opinion, please fill my survey :

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyaxG9UTkJuL573oabLWK5iNr4Fz4LW392AGLko_cNsNXqkw/viewform

Thank you All !
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« Reply #45 on: Thu, 12 September 2019, 11:11:50 »
^^^ makes me want bacon

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Re: [IC] Marble Wrist Rest
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 10:15:00 »
Hello !

An update to let know that the GB is currently running there for White / Green / Black marble 60% :

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101092.0

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Thanks for the support !