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[GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Concluded
« on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 07:13:30 »

SimpleJA

Status: All units shipped; GB concluded.
Original listing page here.


SimpleJA attempts to recreate the vintage "cross-positioned" legends which were common on many vintage Japanese keyboards.

Many hours of research were conducted to create legends that are as genuine to the originals as possible.

Historically used legends from vintage boards were implemented wherever possible; those that did not exist were crafted carefully to match the others.




Kits




Base Kit - $75
Enough keys to fill most form factors below TKL size.

Spacebars Kit - $10
1x 6U Convex
2x 3U Convex
1x 2.75U Convex
1x 2.25U Convex
1x 2U Convex
2x 1.5U Convex
2x 1U

Numpad Kit - $12
Keys to fill a numpad, whether regular, all-1U, or part of a 1800 layout.
The order of the 1U modifiers are based on the style found on the NEC PC-8801 and PC-9801 series.

Ortho Kit - $12
Many 1U keys which can help fill ortholinear and smaller ergonomic boards.

Function Kit - $10
Includes both a vertical M1-M10 cluster for XT/AT inspired layouts, as well as a F13-F24 cluster for 122-key inspired battleships.


Timeline

GB will be open for 1 month (Until 09/02/2019). Projected manufacturing time following GB is between 45 to 60 days.


Push updates

If you would like to receive push updates for the project, please join my Discord server and obtain the necessary role by running the following command: .iam SimpleJA
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 June 2020, 07:50:57 by ai03 »

Offline kevinplus

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 12:09:00 »
Nice

Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 13:30:54 »
Oh man this is such a nice keycap set...

Offline hammerbrotha

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 20:53:49 »
In for sure, great prices, in for the base, space, and function kit.

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 06 August 2019, 08:02:42 »
I just want to make sure I’m reading this right, but EPBT now has molds for convex 1.5, 2, 2.25, and 2.75u spacekeys? That would be awesome if so for Alice layouts and other split boards :)
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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 06 August 2019, 08:12:54 »
I just want to make sure I’m reading this right, but EPBT now has molds for convex 1.5, 2, 2.25, and 2.75u spacekeys? That would be awesome if so for Alice layouts and other split boards :)

According to what ePBT told me, yes/will be ready by the time this GB goes into production.

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 06 August 2019, 22:34:58 »
Looks so good. Will join a few days  ;D
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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 07 August 2019, 05:45:08 »
PAID !!!!! cant wait to get my hands on this, it looks wicked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 07 August 2019, 07:18:10 »
Sorry if this is answered elsewhere, but are the homing key options in the base kit 'scooped with bar' and 'no scoop or bar'?

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 07 August 2019, 10:47:46 »
Sorry if this is answered elsewhere, but are the homing key options in the base kit 'scooped with bar' and 'no scoop or bar'?
Most likely EnjoyPBT's default: Scooped and barred.

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 03:49:46 »
Sorry if this is answered elsewhere, but are the homing key options in the base kit 'scooped with bar' and 'no scoop or bar'?

Yep, either the typical scoop+bar or no homing whatsoever.

Also, this set has reached MOQ.

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 04:57:04 »
WICKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This has reached MOQ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ill say it again i cant wait for this set, it looks wicked.

Thank you again.

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 00:20:29 »
Grabbed a set. I like this plain look. Cant wait for ePBT to get some fresh color available so we can start building modern sets like gmk  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 16 August 2019, 13:29:14 »
Sorry if this is answered elsewhere, but are the homing key options in the base kit 'scooped with bar' and 'no scoop or bar'?

Yep, either the typical scoop+bar or no homing whatsoever.

Also, this set has reached MOQ.
Did ePBT ever make those non scooped homing keys (originally for Kuro/Shiro)? I know its probably too late to change anything, but if could be worth looking into

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 18 August 2019, 18:23:20 »
In for 1. Loving the simplicity!

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 09:02:31 »
Roughly one week left before GB closes.

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 26 August 2019, 09:00:01 »
Just hopped in for a couple base kits, can't wait to get these on a board!

Offline hammerbrotha

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 27 August 2019, 02:10:33 »
in for 1, i'm a sucker for anything epbt. i just like the sound/feel so much more than my gmk sets.


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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 02 September 2019, 01:34:57 »
Just in case, this is the last day to pick up a set (depending on timezone).

Estimated production time is between 45 to 60 days, although this may vary depending on production quantity and such.

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 02 September 2019, 10:04:56 »
Damn I just missed the drop  :( . Do you think there will be some sets available after the production ?

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 02 September 2019, 10:55:37 »
The GB has closed. 250 sets sold; far more than the 100 MOQ I was expecting to barely pass. Thank you for the support!


Damn I just missed the drop  :( . Do you think there will be some sets available after the production ?

Usually a few more sets are produced than ordered, so there may be extras in the end. At this point, it's all in ePBT and KBDfans' hands.

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - In Production
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 12 September 2019, 05:12:20 »
The GB has closed. 250 sets sold; far more than the 100 MOQ I was expecting to barely pass. Thank you for the support!


Damn I just missed the drop  :( . Do you think there will be some sets available after the production ?

Usually a few more sets are produced than ordered, so there may be extras in the end. At this point, it's all in ePBT and KBDfans' hands.
Thank you for your answer.
I'll try to keep an eye on kbdfan shop to grab a set.


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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - In Production
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 23 December 2019, 00:06:13 »
Reposting the info from Discord:
The set is supposed to ship by the end of this week; currently they are wrapping up the production of windowed keys.
They produced more than ordered, so extras will be available post-shipment.


Update 01/01/2020:
The shipment has arrived at KBDfans' warehouse. Expected to ship shortly.

Update again:
Sets shipping out. If it isn't shipping, it may have been bundled with another GB order.
« Last Edit: Sun, 12 January 2020, 19:55:24 by ai03 »

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Shipping out
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 22:28:11 »
What’s the status on the rest of these? Supposedly shipped out in January and people on Reddit getting them a month ago.

On KBDfans website, mine just says ”Unfulfilled”

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Shipping out
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 07:47:29 »
What’s the status on the rest of these? Supposedly shipped out in January and people on Reddit getting them a month ago.

On KBDfans website, mine just says ”Unfulfilled”

Did you also join the Polaris GB? For folks who are in both GBs, KBDfans is shipping them together, last I recall from the ai03 Discord.

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Shipping out
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 11:08:33 »
Update for those still waiting due to orders being bundled with Polaris units:
The last of the Polaris are slowly readying to ship out, so everyone will be receiving the keysets shortly.
Also, please see this update by KBDfans regarding international shipping issues.


If you are still awaiting your keyset and have not ordered another GB product from KBDfans that the keyset could have gotten bundled to, please contact their customer support.

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Shipping out
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 14 April 2020, 11:58:51 »
are there any extras going up on KBDfans?

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Shipping out
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 16 April 2020, 17:32:19 »
are there any extras going up on KBDfans?

this

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Shipping out
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 00:02:48 »
are there any extras going up on KBDfans?

this

When I asked KBDfans about it they said there wouldn't be any extras for awhile if at all. A bunch of kits were sent to Yushakobo in Japan and put up on their website for sale. Those sold out within an hour which is how I got one. Was really surprised. Love this set.
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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Shipping out
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 19 April 2020, 10:49:10 »
Any chance for a R2 of this is or is it a definite one-and-done?

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Shipping out
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 19 April 2020, 22:45:18 »
Any chance for a R2 of this is or is it a definite one-and-done?

Highly unlikely but there will be a run of modern ja which is similar but has some design tweaks and is run in a more white color

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Shipping out
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 23 April 2020, 05:34:08 »
Highly unlikely but there will be a run of modern ja which is similar but has some design tweaks and is run in a more white color
Any additional info on this?

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Shipping out
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 23 April 2020, 08:51:05 »
Highly unlikely but there will be a run of modern ja which is similar but has some design tweaks and is run in a more white color
Any additional info on this?

join ai03 discord and there is a channel for it. long story short is it is very similar to simpleja with some legend tweaks to reflect modern boards (my understanding is it will be very close). Will be printed on epbt standard white

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Re: [GB] ePBT SimpleJA - Concluded
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 07:50:34 »
Happy to report that all units have finally shipped out, concluding the GB.

There may be future runs of this, but no round 2 planned for the immediate future.
Instead, I will be running an all bright white variant with modified legends under the name of ePBT ModernJA very soon.
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 June 2020, 07:54:29 by ai03 »