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Offline Stewiedk97

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[IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 11:07:46 »
Hi there,

Here is my interest check for the Kotai case Preonic edition. This time around I also decided on posting an interest check on Geekhack opposed to only on reddit so forgive me if I miss out on something since this is my first Geekhack post.

The name Kotai (or 固体) translates to the word “solid” which was the design philosophy I was going for, a firm, stable and above all thick case. After taking in most of everyone’s feedback, finding an amazing manufacturer in the scene and speaking with Jack Humbert this is the proposed feature list:


Case features:
•   Solid and seamless design made with simplicity in mind
•   4mm thick CNC milled seamless top part with integrated switch plate
•   4mm thick bottom plate with mounting holes that correspond to the Preonic metal standoffs.
•   Switch cutouts at 1,5mm to allow the switches to clip the top part.
•   6061 anodized aluminium and optional brass bottom
•   Compatible with the Rev 3 Preonic pcb
•   Supports full grid and 1x 2u layout.
•   Manufactured by the talented u/Salvun!


Options:
•   Top: Black, Dark blue, Cerakote white (MOQ 10)
•   Bottom: Clearcoat silver and brass
•   Preonic rev 3 pcb: Pcb’s will be available from the OLKB website as a separate GB.


Renders:
































Price:
A standard Kotai case Preonic edition existing out of a top part, bottom part, a set of fitting screws and rubber bump-ons will cost €180,- Excluding shipping and Paypal fees. MOQ is 25 like last time and the price will drop to €170 if we reach 75 orders :)

Extra top: €120,-
Extra bottom: €60,-
Upgrade to brass bottom: +€15,-
Cerakote white top: +€25,-


Shipping:
Shipping cost will be added to your invoice once you’ve made your order. These are flat rate shipping costs.
Europe = €16,-
Outside of Europe = €26,-


Estimated timeline:
Group Buy: Beginning of October 2019
Fulfillment: 4 months after GB payment collection (just a rough estimate)
Shipping: Via Myparcel or DHL. I check all the orders before shipping on possible damage or malfunctions so I will not be held accountable for things that happen during shipment.


Thanks to the wonderfull people in the community for all the support and feedback in the past period and a special thanks to:

u/Jackhumbert for helping out with pcb availability
u/Salvun for being the manufacturer
u/Janglad and u/Abec13 for the amazing renders


Be sure to join my discord channel! I'll be posting weekly updates there once the GB has started and we're able to discuss things there :)

https://discord.gg/wkr658g

As always, if you guys have any questions I will answer them with pleasure :)

- Stef
« Last Edit: Wed, 18 September 2019, 09:56:24 by Stewiedk97 »

Offline MikeTheTiger

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 12:27:56 »
Can’t wait!!

Online Abec13

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 12:46:04 »
Great to see this move to Geekhack and get some exposure. Goodluck! If this runs anything like the the Planck case you did, there's going to be a lot of happy ortho people.
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Offline Stewiedk97

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 12:49:58 »
Yes I strive to do it even better! This time around I have a more reliable manufacturer so lead times should be shorter and communication will still be weekly aside from the usual chatter through discord :)

Online tvaro

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 12:50:30 »
i regret not getting in on the planck case so i'm definitely in for this
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Online piit79

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 13:13:28 »
Looks very nice but I can't justify a lowpro case for €180...

Offline mwahlig

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:43:27 »
Definitely in for one!

Any idea on what finish will be offered for the brass bottom plate?

Offline nasp

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 21:44:07 »
Looks very nice but I can't justify a lowpro case for €180...

Same. Preonic is my favorite layout, but that is a hard price to swallow. 

Offline Stewiedk97

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 23:15:47 »
Definitely in for one!

Any idea on what finish will be offered for the brass bottom plate?

Probably sandblasted and clearcoated

Offline Stewiedk97

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 23:29:24 »
Looks very nice but I can't justify a lowpro case for €180...

Same. Preonic is my favorite layout, but that is a hard price to swallow.

Understandable, the planck edition was a bit cheaper but reason for the price increase is the fact that (aside from the design being bigger and thus costing more material/machining time) I have a different manufacturer this time around. The previous one actually had quite a lot of defects and wasn't open about what was going on so ended up delaying the GB by about 2 months.

For this reason I chose to work together with Salvun on this, does cost a bit more but I would probably have less defects and he is known for delivering amazing quality. I did ask for a quote at my previous manu and his quote would end up making it cost around 160 so if rather ask a slightly higher price but he certain that all my products are good than saving a few bucks and having to go through communication hell again and delaying the project.

Offline MikeTheTiger

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 06:24:22 »
I wish there were a few more color options, but definitely in for 1. ;)

Offline bloos

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 02:11:21 »
Sorry off topic but what keyset is this? 😲 I like it

Offline Stewiedk97

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Re: [IC] Kotai case Preonic edition
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 03:45:07 »
That is Gmk firefly designed by Emir. Groupbuy will run in October!