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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 12 September 2019, 16:24:31 »
i'm pretty stoked to not have to devalue my pcb by not having to solder my switches in. my body runs hot and i swear it makes the iron even hotter than it should be. that is a recipe for lifting pads who can relate
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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 12 September 2019, 17:12:59 »
i'm pretty stoked to not have to devalue my pcb by not having to solder my switches in. my body runs hot and i swear it makes the iron even hotter than it should be. that is a recipe for lifting pads who can relate

I much prefer hotswap than soldering for few reason. I swap switches a lot and having desoldering without desoldering gun is just too much.
Especially when lubes goes out, and you need to re-lube the switches or stab....

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 12 September 2019, 21:10:47 »
i'm pretty stoked to not have to devalue my pcb by not having to solder my switches in. my body runs hot and i swear it makes the iron even hotter than it should be. that is a recipe for lifting pads who can relate

I much prefer hotswap than soldering for few reason. I swap switches a lot and having desoldering without desoldering gun is just too much.
Especially when lubes goes out, and you need to re-lube the switches or stab....

Exactly, not too bad if you have a switch top opening plate (although that's still very time consuming and also doesn't help if you have BOX switches), but otherwise it's too much of a pain to desolder. I have lifted many a pad desoldering with just and iron and a solder sucker. It also takes forever.
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 20:11:40 »
I am really psyched to get this kit. I ordered the "Lake" color with solderable PCB. I plan on putting in Zilent V2's 67gr. Also I ordered the heavy industry keycap set but also I have the GMK nines on order so not sure which one I will put on the board yet. I was able to get the U-80 ordered back in mid June. The web site says orders will ship when production is finished basically. I am really looking forward to this board, maybe it will even be my "endgame" lol. I would love to hear everyone's guess on how much the production on a kit like this might take. To those of you who are more experienced in these things, if you had to speculate, when do you think the production of a kit like this will be ready to ship? From what I have seen delays seem to be the norm, so I understand why vendors avoid putting exact dates on pre-orders etc. (case in point, still waiting on the KBD8xMkII, which it seems had to do a do-over on the brass plates...)

What do ya think? :)

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 02:52:31 »
I'm in exactly same position - waiting for 8X MkII and new brass wieghts, then U80-A.
I asked Rama about timescales. it could be 3-4 months.
I would love to get it on Christmas, but there is possibility that it will be January.
Fingers crossed guys will run it smoothly and all will be ready for without delays, cause with delays it can hit 6 months...
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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 09:51:13 »
Pretty excited to receive mine.

Got the grey option, but can't remember the name for it haha.

I check every day for a potential update on the manu process.


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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 10:03:16 »
Moon, I also ordered it.
They should tell us already that at least production has started...
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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 20:45:13 »
I'm in exactly same position - waiting for 8X MkII and new brass wieghts, then U80-A.
I asked Rama about timescales. it could be 3-4 months.
I would love to get it on Christmas, but there is possibility that it will be January.
Fingers crossed guys will run it smoothly and all will be ready for without delays, cause with delays it can hit 6 months...
Thanks for this reply. Now I can kind of conceptualize a little more realistically about when I might receive this board and not get hopes up too much. Maybe January? OK cool. I will put it out of my mind a bit and keep waiting on that 8X MKII lol  ;D

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 21:56:05 »
2020 at the very least, I'm not expecting it until the spring

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #59 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 06:02:35 »
2020 at the very least, I'm not expecting it until the spring

Yep, Rama confirmed on Instagram - Q1 2020.
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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 08 February 2020, 14:21:55 »
Has anyone seen any updates on these? I know Q1 means it could still extend until April, but I'm just curious since I haven't seen anything from Rama about it.
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

The world has become a weird place.

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 06:57:53 »
Has anyone seen any updates on these? I know Q1 means it could still extend until April, but I'm just curious since I haven't seen anything from Rama about it.

Iím subscribed to Rama updates and this was mentioned on it:
https://rama.works/prototype/2020/2/26/m50-a-grid-u80-a-thermal-updates

Expected some time in March.

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 07:20:10 »
Has anyone seen any updates on these? I know Q1 means it could still extend until April, but I'm just curious since I haven't seen anything from Rama about it.

Iím subscribed to Rama updates and this was mentioned on it:
https://rama.works/prototype/2020/2/26/m50-a-grid-u80-a-thermal-updates

Expected some time in March.

No it isnít

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 07:44:08 »
Has anyone seen any updates on these? I know Q1 means it could still extend until April, but I'm just curious since I haven't seen anything from Rama about it.

Iím subscribed to Rama updates and this was mentioned on it:
https://rama.works/prototype/2020/2/26/m50-a-grid-u80-a-thermal-updates

Expected some time in March.

No it isnít

Sorry while not being very helpful, youíre right... completion expected in March. Shipment says between April and May. Unless Iím missing something.

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 09:34:32 »
Hi, I am not sure if this is the thread to post it. But if someone is interested in a E-White U80A do PM me. Would like to sell my spot away at cost price for those that are really interested in it. I apologised and if this is wrong, please delete my message. 

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 04 May 2020, 15:12:07 »
What keycaps are you pairing with a Milk U80-A?  Is GMK Bleached close enough?  The latest posts on that GB thread sound like it won't be close. 

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 04 May 2020, 15:54:29 »
Looks bulky and oblong. The more classical, standard TKL design is really where itís at for me. Then again the only thing I like from them that isnít a t-shirt or an action figure is the M60. Thermal is actually nice too. Their ďmute-mountĒ sounds cool but most of the keyboards they produce follow a form and shaping that just ends up looking really odd most of the time. The m60 and the thermal are sleek but their larger boards tend to look like, well, tanks. Iíd much rather spend my money on something that acts as a complement to my set-up, not something that stands out like a sore thumb and dominates desk space. They really should trim up their designs.. IMO most of their products just look stupid. Just my $0.02
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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 04 May 2020, 16:00:10 »
Looks bulky and oblong. The more classical, standard TKL design is really where itís at for me. Then again the only thing I like from them that isnít a t-shirt or an action figure is the M60. Thermal is actually nice too. Their ďmute-mountĒ sounds cool but most of the keyboards they produce follow a form and shaping that just ends up looking really odd most of the time. The m60 and the thermal are sleek but their larger boards tend to look like, well, tanks. Iíd much rather spend my money on something that acts as a complement to my set-up, not something that stands out like a sore thumb and dominates desk space. They really should trim up their designs.. IMO most of their products just look stupid. Just my $0.02

I don't entirely disagree with you. I entered this GB because I want a hotswap board with great build quality. The mute feature also piqued my interest. That said, I agree that the design is a bit large and round for my taste. I'm still excited for this to ship out; I just wish updates were more substantial and/or frequent.
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

The world has become a weird place.

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 04 May 2020, 17:15:10 »
Hi, I am not sure if this is the thread to post it. But if someone is interested in a E-White U80A do PM me. Would like to sell my spot away at cost price for those that are really interested in it. I apologised and if this is wrong, please delete my message.

I would love one of these! PMíd!

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 02:07:32 »
Can't go wrong with Rama but he certainly has/had nicer ones.

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Re: RAMA WORKS U80-A
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 04:51:38 »
If anyone's interested in selling their spot, please let me know! Happy to pay extra too :)