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[GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048
« on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 06:55:22 »


Initial IC thread


Group buy will last from April 19th to May 19th.

Proxies

KBDFans
EPBT Extended 2048

Candykeys [EU proxy]
EPBT Extended 2048

Renders

Rama M60-A





Jane 2





Rama M65-A





TGR-910





Andromeda





Pearl





Omega60






Kits

Base kit
which covers from TKL to 60% layouts



Torii kit
Katanaka sublegends



Calc kit
Le numpad.



Nomad kit

which covers everything below 60%



Icono kit
Novelties, basically.



Intl kit
aka NorDeUk kit.



Six Pack,
6u spacebars.
Thanks Oblotzky for the name…



Nav kit,
VIM, HHKB and Poker arrows





Koala switch



- Tactile, 62g (bottom-out).
- Same base as the T1 one from KBDFans (similar to Holy Panda). More info
- Colours are the same as the ones used for Extended 2048



Pricing:
Base Kit - 78€ / $75
Calc Kit - 16€ / $15
Icono Kit - 19€ / $18
Intl Kit - 19€ / $18
Nomad Kit - 19€ / $18
Six Pack - 8€ / $5
Torii Kit - 14€ / $12.5
Nav Kit - 8€ / $5




Thank you all for the amazing support!
You guys are amazing <3

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 08:59:58 »
Final numbers

Base kit563
Calc kit202
Icono kit379
Intl kit72
Nomad kit236
Six pack69
Torii kit270
Nav kit156
« Last Edit: Mon, 20 May 2019, 05:00:34 by biip »

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:24:53 »
Approval bump!  GL with the group buy!
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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:26:16 »
legends are very pretty, might pick up a set

nice work, biip
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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:28:03 »
legends are very pretty, might pick up a set

nice work, biip


A good comment from Puddsy means a lot.  :)

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:33:17 »
Prices are so good. Well done Biip, been a long time coming.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:36:54 »
legends are very pretty, might pick up a set

nice work, biip


A good comment from Puddsy means a lot.  :)

I'll wait on judgment until we all get them in hand first, epbt BoW is still fresh in mind.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:43:07 »
legends are very pretty, might pick up a set

nice work, biip


A good comment from Puddsy means a lot.  :)

I'll wait on judgment until we all get them in hand first, epbt BoW is still fresh in mind.


Meaning?

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 17:34:33 »
Are the homing keys barred or scooped and barred?

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 18:33:49 »
legends are very pretty, might pick up a set

nice work, biip


A good comment from Puddsy means a lot.  :)

I'll wait on judgment until we all get them in hand first, epbt BoW is still fresh in mind.


Meaning?

BoW was like super white, making it look more artificial than natural (imo kinda like E-white vs. MAO)
I’m with wixxzblu in waiting for samples

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 20:34:05 »
What I'm trying to say is that BoW was a new color for epbt/gateron, and the legends suffered in the process. Not saying the same thing will happen with this, but after BoW, I've been extremely weary of epbt sets. I think BoW also had a lot of warping issues.

Edit: nomad kit is missing R3 1.25 tab
« Last Edit: Fri, 19 April 2019, 20:37:47 by wixxzblu »

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 21:33:07 »
What I'm trying to say is that BoW was a new color for epbt/gateron, and the legends suffered in the process. Not saying the same thing will happen with this, but after BoW, I've been extremely weary of epbt sets. I think BoW also had a lot of warping issues.

Edit: nomad kit is missing R3 1.25 tab

From the IC:
"Alright, so I checked with KBDFans… we can't do the R3 1.25u and 1.75u…"

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 22:06:46 »
hey biip, can you confirm that the koala switch is supposed to be 5g less in bottoming pressure vs the stock t1 and that there are no other differences? if so, i might have to buy a bunch :)

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 23:34:56 »
Am I seeing right that these come with scoops along with the bars? I haven't seen epbt that has had them so I am wondering if this is the case. Instant buy if so. I am a mega fan of scoop homing.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 08:32:42 »
I have joined!
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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 09:31:21 »
Thank you all for the support and the amazing feedback!
The set made a great start :D

Am I seeing right that these come with scoops along with the bars? I haven't seen epbt that has had them so I am wondering if this is the case. Instant buy if so. I am a mega fan of scoop homing.

I'll confirm that soon.

hey biip, can you confirm that the koala switch is supposed to be 5g less in bottoming pressure vs the stock t1 and that there are no other differences? if so, i might have to buy a bunch :)

yeah, 62g instead of 67g. And an opaque housing which will result by a deeper sound. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 10:41:46 »
Nice work, and thanks for including the poker support on the nav kit. Bought all but international kit.
Nice pricing !!

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 04:29:50 »
After two days:

Current numbers
April 21th

Base kit127
Calc kit51
Icono kit99
Intl kit9
Nomad kit56
Six pack18
Torii kit54
Nav kit47

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 14:34:29 »
Impressive amounts sold thus far, happy to see (almost) every kit pull its weight.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 18:04:17 »
When will the charge been applied? At the time of joining or at the time of shipping?

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 18:24:24 »
When will the charge been applied? At the time of joining or at the time of shipping?

usually you get charged for the item at the end of the buy period, and then charged for shipping when it ships
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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 22 April 2019, 03:14:00 »
Nice numbers !! Eill you be getting dye sub samples at some point ?
Just to see how Epbt is handling the thinner legends

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 22 April 2019, 03:17:31 »
When will the charge been applied? At the time of joining or at the time of shipping?

usually you get charged for the item at the end of the buy period, and then charged for shipping when it ships

Getting charged for shipping is more a keyboard kit thing. I've never seen vendors charging for shipping later on when it comes to keycaps.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 22 April 2019, 04:16:21 »
Nice numbers !! Eill you be getting dye sub samples at some point ?
Just to see how Epbt is handling the thinner legends

Samples should be finished atm. I will keep you guys in the loop!

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 07:33:57 »
Pics of the samples








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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 13:31:56 »
The Koala switch looks nice. What kind of plastic is the housing made of?
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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 15:25:08 »
What will be ETA for the switch?

Trends on hitting moq here?


Big  :thumb: for torii kit

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 15:46:59 »
The Koala switch looks nice. What kind of plastic is the housing made of?

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KBDfans Discord confirmed that it's a recolored POM T1 stem with a nylon bottom housing and a lighter spring, nothing else. So pretty much a recolored 62g T1.


« Last Edit: Thu, 25 April 2019, 15:49:07 by Grandmasternoob »

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 27 April 2019, 16:19:19 »
any update on the samples?

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 01:50:51 »
I'm interested to hear a sane of a lubed Koala, but I think I might get some either way. The T1s are a pretty fair price, and the nylon housing will allow for a deeper sound which is my kinda acoustic.
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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 02:12:59 »
What will be ETA for the switch?

Trends on hitting moq here?


Big  :thumb: for torii kit

GB page just states "June". Looks like caps will be fulfilled a few months after, so make sure you specify that you'd like them shipped separately if you bought them together.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 05:18:11 »
What will be ETA for the switch?

Trends on hitting moq here?


Big  :thumb: for torii kit

GB page just states "June". Looks like caps will be fulfilled a few months after, so make sure you specify that you'd like them shipped separately if you bought them together.

Yeah, will do that.

Just wanted to make sure that switches arrive before think 6.5 ;)

Would be sad to have a keeb and wait for switches.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 04 May 2019, 06:02:12 »
Sorry guys, I wasn't very active lately…

Current numbers
May 4th

Base kit274
Calc kit99
Icono kit189
Intl kit36
Nomad kit113
Six pack34
Torii kit117
Nav kit89
Koala switches9813

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 04 May 2019, 06:56:13 »
Bought a bunch of kits and a bundle of switches, thank you biip!

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 04 May 2019, 12:11:51 »
Sorry guys, I wasn't very active lately…

Current numbers
May 4th

Base kit274
Calc kit99
Icono kit189
Intl kit36
Nomad kit113
Six pack34
Torii kit117
Nav kit89
Koala switches9813

So MOQ Hit?

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 04 May 2019, 12:22:23 »
Sorry guys, I wasn't very active lately…

Current numbers
May 4th

Base kit274
Calc kit99
Icono kit189
Intl kit36
Nomad kit113
Six pack34
Torii kit117
Nav kit89
Koala switches9813

So MOQ Hit?

Yes. It was 200 for the base kit. That’s all :thumb:
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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 04 May 2019, 12:23:14 »
KBDFans is known for stocking GB's stuff that make MoQ reachable.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 04 May 2019, 14:54:10 »
Congrats everyone! Made MoQ!

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 11:51:38 »
T1 Switches are cancelled...
Does this mean Koala is cancelled too? I plan to get into the GB next week, so it'd be good to know if should still add them into the cart or it's pointless now

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 12:37:28 »
From the looks of it it seems like Koalas are going forward.... but that can be for different factors such as:

1. they are different composite i.e. not clear
2. they have a different spring

So either the leaf or the stem (maybe both) has been modified or the stem to prevent return issues that t1 and holy pandas have had with lighter springs.

Let's wait until the dust settles to get a clear view of what is happening.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 12:58:11 »
Sorry guys, I wasn't very active lately…

Current numbers
May 4th

Koala switches9813


Any update on the Koalas MOQ? Curious, given the Stealios drama. Does the lack of T1 availability mean that more people will buy Koalas?


T1 Switches are cancelled...Does this mean Koala is cancelled too? I plan to get into the GB next week, so it'd be good to know if should still add them into the cart or it's pointless now


Per the KBDFans Discord, no - not cancelled.
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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 15:37:04 »
In for a few hundred koalas. Really hoping this pulls through with the recent T1 news.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 03:04:35 »
Are some samples of the keycaps gonna be available before the GB ends?

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 03:06:50 »
Are some samples of the keycaps gonna be available before the GB ends?

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They should have been done at the end of the previous month. I don't have any other information yet…

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 03:50:24 »
I was wondering whether the J keys in the Nav Kit have homing bars similar to other vim key kits?
Personally I feel the nav keys would be of more utility if the J keys included a homing bar as it would not infringe on my ability to touch type.

Don't know if it's too late to make such a change, I'm new to this whole Keyboard Community. But absolutely love this keyset and was planning for it to be my first keyset.

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 04:17:19 »
I was wondering whether the J keys in the Nav Kit have homing bars similar to other vim key kits?
Personally I feel the nav keys would be of more utility if the J keys included a homing bar as it would not infringe on my ability to touch type.

Don't know if it's too late to make such a change, I'm new to this whole Keyboard Community. But absolutely love this keyset and was planning for it to be my first keyset.

Sorry to hear that, but yeah, it's not too late to make any changes on the kits.
Thanks for the support tho :thumb:

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 05:48:22 »
How are the numbers for the koala switches?

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 23:45:05 »
How are the numbers for the koala switches?


Def would love to know the answer  :)
Someone apparently went up to the great philosopher Wittgenstein and said "What a lot of morons people back in the Middle Ages must have been to have looked, every morning, at the dawn and to have thought what they were seeing was the Sun going around the Earth, when every school kid knows that the Earth goes around the Sun", to which Wittgenstein replied "Yeah, but I wonder what it would have looked like if the Sun had been going around the Earth?"

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 10 May 2019, 00:23:54 »
I don't know the impact on the cost but is it possible to add another tab key on either the base kit or torii kit? That way it can be used for two boards

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Re: [GB] EnjoyPBT Extended 2048 + Koala switches
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 10 May 2019, 02:33:47 »
How are the numbers for the koala switches?


Def would love to know the answer  :)

KBDFans numbers need to be updated but 12 586 / 15 000 (MOQ) atm :thumb: