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Offline nma

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive
« Reply #100 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 01:52:19 »
Oh man, can't wait for this to launch, love the colours.

Offline danieljgrouse

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive
« Reply #101 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 02:04:25 »
I'm assuming it will be done through Infinikey since they have already proven they can do reverse dyesub really well?

Offline raptorzoz

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive
« Reply #102 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 13:48:17 »
any chance we'll get a norde kit?

Offline growler

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive
« Reply #103 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 14:45:02 »
Got such a boner for this

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Offline liangalv

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive
« Reply #104 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 15:25:38 »
Is there an expected GB date/ Kit Pricing ?

Offline caronte0

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive
« Reply #105 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 04:17:27 »
Is there an expected GB date/ Kit Pricing ?
there will be more deatils by the end of the month

Offline lookid

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive
« Reply #106 on: Sun, 27 October 2019, 01:09:34 »
Close to end of the month.
Any updates?
VB

Offline shoobopper

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive
« Reply #107 on: Sun, 27 October 2019, 17:11:25 »
rip epbt. def in if this goes through though. u80-a yolk w/ this would be godlike

yellow split spacebar set pls

Also, does anyone know a matching deskpad? If not, a hive novelkeys deskpad would be an instabuy
« Last Edit: Mon, 28 October 2019, 10:41:17 by shoobopper »

Offline Dungo

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive
« Reply #108 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 10:15:32 »
october is nearing its end and i need that update

Offline ogWalker

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive
« Reply #109 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 11:00:43 »
Update 10/31

This set will be run on TheKey.Company through InfiniKey. Group Buy will kick off Q1 2020. More renders + deskmat coming soon!

Offline nasp

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #110 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 11:43:15 »
Is the set kitting gonna be like the other Infinikey sets with one all inclusive base kit - i.e. sanctuary rebirth and bread?

Offline piit79

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #111 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 11:43:59 »
Update 10/31

This set will be run on TheKey.Company through InfiniKey. Group Buy will kick off Q1 2020. More renders + deskmat coming soon!
Can't wait! Ne EU vendors avail?

Offline shoobopper

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 00:07:12 »
Can't wait! Deskpad hype! Yellow split spacebar and rama novelty would make this my favorite set oat 👀

Offline caronte0

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #113 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 06:49:48 »
Update 10/31

This set will be run on TheKey.Company through InfiniKey. Group Buy will kick off Q1 2020. More renders + deskmat coming soon!
Can't wait! Ne EU vendors avail?
probably candykeys

Offline Datastream

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #114 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 09:34:36 »
Oh **** this is hypeee

Offline AlcoholEnthusiast

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #115 on: Sat, 02 November 2019, 01:06:12 »
Glad this is set in stone. Need more good pbt sets (pls). If this goes well it opens up lots of possibilities for future sets.

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #116 on: Sat, 02 November 2019, 07:26:18 »
Is the set kitting gonna be like the other Infinikey sets with one all inclusive base kit - i.e. sanctuary rebirth and bread?

We are working with the factory to see how much it will affect price by breaking it into smaller kits. If this works out, it will prove the idea and we will go that way moving forward. The new molds we designed should allow for it. Stay tuned!

Offline vsrnth

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #117 on: Sat, 02 November 2019, 23:53:31 »
Are there any plans to add a colevrak/colevrak+ kit to the GB?
That'd make this an insta-buy.

Offline piit79

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #118 on: Sun, 03 November 2019, 03:23:02 »


We are working with the factory to see how much it will affect price by breaking it into smaller kits. If this works out, it will prove the idea and we will go that way moving forward. The new molds we designed should allow for it. Stay tuned!

Keeping my fingers crossed. I hope it works out and you'll be able to add an ortho kit - too often I miss out on these alternative sets because of lack of compatibility... Would love to get this one!

Offline shoobopper

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #119 on: Sun, 03 November 2019, 03:30:57 »
Are there any plans to add a colevrak/colevrak+ kit to the GB?
That'd make this an insta-buy.

seconded. pining for yellow split spacebar as well

Offline ref

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #120 on: Sun, 03 November 2019, 10:08:28 »
double shot?
happy with base set, and the color.
plz add 3u in spacebarkit

Offline piit79

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #121 on: Sun, 03 November 2019, 11:21:16 »
double shot?
happy with base set, and the color.
plz add 3u in spacebarkit
Reverse dye-subbed PBT via InfiniKey I believe. Does anyone even do good quality double-shot PBT in cherry profile?
« Last Edit: Sun, 03 November 2019, 11:27:28 by piit79 »

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #122 on: Sun, 03 November 2019, 12:01:59 »
double shot?
happy with base set, and the color.
plz add 3u in spacebarkit
Reverse dye-subbed PBT via InfiniKey I believe. Does anyone even do good quality double-shot PBT in cherry profile?

Not yet, but in 2020 Infinikey will be able to :-)

Offline mwahlig

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #123 on: Sun, 03 November 2019, 15:56:56 »
Are these the final kits or is there still a chance of adding an ortho/40s kit?

Offline caronte0

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #124 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 05:30:41 »
Are there any plans to add a colevrak/colevrak+ kit to the GB?
That'd make this an insta-buy.

seconded. pining for yellow split spacebar as well
+1

Offline piit79

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #125 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 05:36:11 »
Are these the final kits or is there still a chance of adding an ortho/40s kit?
Second that, please add an 40s/ortho kit!

Offline MrBIGEURO

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #126 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 12:08:16 »
I'm excited for this set. I really hope stays PBT.

The Base Kit looks great, only wish could add a couple white keys to that set. But otherwise, I could swing add-on Monochrome.

Hope the price works out well.

Offline Datastream

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #127 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 06:19:31 »
ne updates avail? still got my eye on this beaut

Offline KawabataLuis

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #128 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 17:12:52 »
Just saw that more renders are incoming. Is it possible to make a render with polaris on the e-yellow colorway? That is my main goal to match, and would really like to see how they'd look together.

Offline itskitsos

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #129 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 13:02:29 »
Ready to buy this one! Can't wait.

Very interested in deskmat design.

Offline Slayer77

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #130 on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 15:21:39 »
Ne Asia proxy avail?

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Offline ogWalker

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #131 on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 16:15:34 »
Ne Asia proxy avail?

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currently waiting on samples to approve colors, then will announce vendors and gb date

Offline kaisn

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #132 on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 18:44:59 »
Love it. In for sure

Offline growler

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #133 on: Sat, 07 December 2019, 06:33:14 »
Sweet!

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Offline chris_1865

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #134 on: Thu, 26 December 2019, 03:50:44 »
In it. Yellow and black are always the best.

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #135 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 00:39:30 »
OK insta buy here just because the base kit included accented spacebars, which +100000000 for me.

Offline Cruxx_.

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #136 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 04:16:47 »
currently waiting on samples to approve colors, then will announce vendors and gb date

It's been so long, the wait will kill me :(

Offline Tennstrong

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #137 on: Sat, 28 December 2019, 05:22:03 »
Considering the recent issues with infinikey's consistency, it's rather disappointing to see this set go from the golden standard of consistency (GMK), then to a mid-ground of quality and consistency (ePBT), to where it is now. If this was going through ePBT I was probably going to be onboard after pricing, even though I'd likely prefer GMK above all. For now though, this is a pass due to the manufacturer. All signs seem to point to this being a middle of the road manu, and with their new prices getting near that of ePBT, I will be undoubtedly passing for that reason. If you could get this back to a more reliable/consistent manufacturer, I'd be interested again. 

Offline growler

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #138 on: Sat, 28 December 2019, 06:10:15 »
Forgive my ignorance, but if ePBT is better, why not .... just use them? The manufacturer makes money on these runs I'd imagine, so if they can do it, why would any of them say no?

I think this was always going to be PBT, simce ABS looks nice until you use it for a week, so presumably that's why GMK is out as they don't do PBT.

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Offline lolafineday

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #139 on: Sat, 28 December 2019, 06:13:50 »
Forgive my ignorance, but if ePBT is better, why not .... just use them? The manufacturer makes money on these runs I'd imagine, so if they can do it, why would any of them say no?

I think this was always going to be PBT, simce ABS looks nice until you use it for a week, so presumably that's why GMK is out as they don't do PBT.

growler
Because epbt doesnt want to do reverse dye sub. Check out the recent kuro shiro buy.

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Offline growler

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #140 on: Sat, 28 December 2019, 06:15:45 »
Forgive my ignorance, but if ePBT is better, why not .... just use them? The manufacturer makes money on these runs I'd imagine, so if they can do it, why would any of them say no?

I think this was always going to be PBT, simce ABS looks nice until you use it for a week, so presumably that's why GMK is out as they don't do PBT.

growler
Because epbt doesnt want to do reverse dye sub. Check out the recent kuro shiro buy.

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Makes sense, so current manufacturer makes total sense then it would seem.

Roll on the group buy!

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Offline jdc122

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #141 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 22:12:27 »
instant buy if this comes out to match my yolk rama board!

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #142 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 22:45:51 »
Considering the recent issues with infinikey's consistency, it's rather disappointing to see this set go from the golden standard of consistency (GMK), then to a mid-ground of quality and consistency (ePBT), to where it is now. If this was going through ePBT I was probably going to be onboard after pricing, even though I'd likely prefer GMK above all. For now though, this is a pass due to the manufacturer. All signs seem to point to this being a middle of the road manu, and with their new prices getting near that of ePBT, I will be undoubtedly passing for that reason. If you could get this back to a more reliable/consistent manufacturer, I'd be interested again.

Have there been issues with Infinikey?

Offline rockydbull

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #143 on: Fri, 03 January 2020, 19:44:45 »
Considering the recent issues with infinikey's consistency, it's rather disappointing to see this set go from the golden standard of consistency (GMK), then to a mid-ground of quality and consistency (ePBT), to where it is now. If this was going through ePBT I was probably going to be onboard after pricing, even though I'd likely prefer GMK above all. For now though, this is a pass due to the manufacturer. All signs seem to point to this being a middle of the road manu, and with their new prices getting near that of ePBT, I will be undoubtedly passing for that reason. If you could get this back to a more reliable/consistent manufacturer, I'd be interested again.

From what I have seen with other sets Epbt had a lot of issues getting reverse dye sub right and are reluctant to take on sets with a ton of it involved. Infinikey on the other hand is attempting reverse dye sub on the regular and is going to improve as sets get run through. Personally, I would rather see this attempted in PBT than see another set go GMK. ABS is meh and GMK prices are insane. No one should have to pay $40+ for a freaking numpad, much less an UK iso set.

Offline ogWalker

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #144 on: Fri, 03 January 2020, 22:25:40 »
Considering the recent issues with infinikey's consistency, it's rather disappointing to see this set go from the golden standard of consistency (GMK), then to a mid-ground of quality and consistency (ePBT), to where it is now. If this was going through ePBT I was probably going to be onboard after pricing, even though I'd likely prefer GMK above all. For now though, this is a pass due to the manufacturer. All signs seem to point to this being a middle of the road manu, and with their new prices getting near that of ePBT, I will be undoubtedly passing for that reason. If you could get this back to a more reliable/consistent manufacturer, I'd be interested again.

From what I have seen with other sets Epbt had a lot of issues getting reverse dye sub right and are reluctant to take on sets with a ton of it involved. Infinikey on the other hand is attempting reverse dye sub on the regular and is going to improve as sets get run through. Personally, I would rather see this attempted in PBT than see another set go GMK. ABS is meh and GMK prices are insane. No one should have to pay $40+ for a freaking numpad, much less an UK iso set.

Hi,

I am currently having samples sent to me so I can see the dyesub quality in hand, but from the sample pictures it looked pretty good. Also planning on making one big base kit as opposed to having many child kits. Once the final kits are decided upon I'll post updates here. cheers

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #145 on: Sat, 04 January 2020, 22:55:47 »
Considering the recent issues with infinikey's consistency, it's rather disappointing to see this set go from the golden standard of consistency (GMK), then to a mid-ground of quality and consistency (ePBT), to where it is now. If this was going through ePBT I was probably going to be onboard after pricing, even though I'd likely prefer GMK above all. For now though, this is a pass due to the manufacturer. All signs seem to point to this being a middle of the road manu, and with their new prices getting near that of ePBT, I will be undoubtedly passing for that reason. If you could get this back to a more reliable/consistent manufacturer, I'd be interested again.

From what I have seen with other sets Epbt had a lot of issues getting reverse dye sub right and are reluctant to take on sets with a ton of it involved. Infinikey on the other hand is attempting reverse dye sub on the regular and is going to improve as sets get run through. Personally, I would rather see this attempted in PBT than see another set go GMK. ABS is meh and GMK prices are insane. No one should have to pay $40+ for a freaking numpad, much less an UK iso set.

Hi,

I am currently having samples sent to me so I can see the dyesub quality in hand, but from the sample pictures it looked pretty good. Also planning on making one big base kit as opposed to having many child kits. Once the final kits are decided upon I'll post updates here. cheers

Samples sent from infinikey?

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #146 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 08:54:20 »
Considering the recent issues with infinikey's consistency, it's rather disappointing to see this set go from the golden standard of consistency (GMK), then to a mid-ground of quality and consistency (ePBT), to where it is now. If this was going through ePBT I was probably going to be onboard after pricing, even though I'd likely prefer GMK above all. For now though, this is a pass due to the manufacturer. All signs seem to point to this being a middle of the road manu, and with their new prices getting near that of ePBT, I will be undoubtedly passing for that reason. If you could get this back to a more reliable/consistent manufacturer, I'd be interested again.

From what I have seen with other sets Epbt had a lot of issues getting reverse dye sub right and are reluctant to take on sets with a ton of it involved. Infinikey on the other hand is attempting reverse dye sub on the regular and is going to improve as sets get run through. Personally, I would rather see this attempted in PBT than see another set go GMK. ABS is meh and GMK prices are insane. No one should have to pay $40+ for a freaking numpad, much less an UK iso set.

Hi,

I am currently having samples sent to me so I can see the dyesub quality in hand, but from the sample pictures it looked pretty good. Also planning on making one big base kit as opposed to having many child kits. Once the final kits are decided upon I'll post updates here. cheers

Samples sent from infinikey?

yes

Offline hammerbrotha

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #147 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 17:11:49 »
Considering the recent issues with infinikey's consistency, it's rather disappointing to see this set go from the golden standard of consistency (GMK), then to a mid-ground of quality and consistency (ePBT), to where it is now. If this was going through ePBT I was probably going to be onboard after pricing, even though I'd likely prefer GMK above all. For now though, this is a pass due to the manufacturer. All signs seem to point to this being a middle of the road manu, and with their new prices getting near that of ePBT, I will be undoubtedly passing for that reason. If you could get this back to a more reliable/consistent manufacturer, I'd be interested again.

Agree 100% with all your points above. I have heard infinikey pbt keycaps sound much worse than epbt. This is gonna be a pass for me as well.

Offline d00deitsnik

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #148 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 22:57:12 »
Considering the recent issues with infinikey's consistency, it's rather disappointing to see this set go from the golden standard of consistency (GMK), then to a mid-ground of quality and consistency (ePBT), to where it is now. If this was going through ePBT I was probably going to be onboard after pricing, even though I'd likely prefer GMK above all. For now though, this is a pass due to the manufacturer. All signs seem to point to this being a middle of the road manu, and with their new prices getting near that of ePBT, I will be undoubtedly passing for that reason. If you could get this back to a more reliable/consistent manufacturer, I'd be interested again.

Agree 100% with all your points above. I have heard infinikey pbt keycaps sound much worse than epbt. This is gonna be a pass for me as well.

I see what you did there... "heard they sound much worse..." Nice.

I honestly haven't heard a comparison of ePBT and Infinikey tho. What makes them have such a different sound? Plastic density?

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Re: [IC] PBT Hive - Update
« Reply #149 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 23:15:05 »
Considering the recent issues with infinikey's consistency, it's rather disappointing to see this set go from the golden standard of consistency (GMK), then to a mid-ground of quality and consistency (ePBT), to where it is now. If this was going through ePBT I was probably going to be onboard after pricing, even though I'd likely prefer GMK above all. For now though, this is a pass due to the manufacturer. All signs seem to point to this being a middle of the road manu, and with their new prices getting near that of ePBT, I will be undoubtedly passing for that reason. If you could get this back to a more reliable/consistent manufacturer, I'd be interested again.

Agree 100% with all your points above. I have heard infinikey pbt keycaps sound much worse than epbt. This is gonna be a pass for me as well.

Haven't seen/heard anything about them sounding "much worse", curious where that came from.

As well molds were updated since katakana was ran (as seen with the newer CandyBar sets) so any comparison would be off for any future sets anyways. I will have my candybar set sent fairly soon and have an ePBT set I can compare to on a board but honestly I don't see how they would be much different beyond just thickness of the caps given they are both PBT.