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Offline ogWalker

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[GB] PBT Hive - GB CLOSED
« on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 17:41:51 »


The Time Has come...



PBT Hive

Group Buy will run January 24th 9pm EST - February 21st!




Kits



Mega Kit $125 USD




Core Kit $80 USD



Monochrome Kit $35 USD




Novelties Kit $12 USD!!





Vendors

US: The Key Company

Canada! DeskHero

EU: Candy Keys

Asia: iLumkb

Oceania:  Daily Clack



Renders by MetallicCharles & Pheonixstarr

TGR 910 RE







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« Last Edit: Tue, 25 February 2020, 10:30:57 by ogWalker »

Offline falzm

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 14:40:03 »
I can't really tell from the renders/sets pictures: is the dark color black or very dark/blueish grey?

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 14:59:28 »
This is too close to GMK Olivia imho, I don't have RAL chips at hand so I can't compare the colors IRL but did you talk to Olivia about this?

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 15:07:56 »
This is too close to GMK Olivia imho, I don't have RAL chips at hand so I can't compare the colors IRL but did you talk to Olivia about this?

i honestly can't tell if you're meming but if you are, iirc this IC'd earlier than olivia dark did  :blank:

Offline Carlobv

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 15:26:52 »
I really like this one and pbt sets in general.  I joined as well.

Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 15:37:09 »
I can't really tell from the renders/sets pictures: is the dark color black or very dark/blueish grey?

It's a dark blue/gray.

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 16:37:47 »
Love the subtle accent on the spacebar!
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[GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 16:46:52 »
This set looks great What’s the shipping ETA on this?

You need the pic of the deskmat in this thread too; it’s a beauty
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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 16:56:41 »
I will buy, gj on this set!
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Offline cocie3

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 17:26:43 »
The deskmat is very nice! Will the EU proxy also sell the deskmat? Can’t get myself to pay more for shipping then the deskmat costs...

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 18:04:02 »
I'm down for a set, love the colorway & the pricing is great!

Offline Liub

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 20:30:38 »
Ordered via ILUMKB, cheerio.

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 03:38:59 »
v nice, the mega kit is a good kit choice.

Good luck with the GB.

Offline chris_1865

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 05:49:39 »
In for it. Still have a bit disappointed for only the mega kit have yellow space bar.

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[GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 07:02:56 »
Please delete
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Offline SuddenlyDonkey

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 10:05:08 »
In for it. Still have a bit disappointed for only the mega kit have yellow space bar.

This for me as well.  Guess I missed this in the IC; didn't realize the yellow space bar only comes with the mega kit.

Gonna sit this one out but still in for that nice looking desk mat.

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 19:18:33 »
I'd buy just the space bar on its own

Offline sonicdoooom

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 16:15:44 »
Count me in for a core + mono + novelty order towards the end of GB. Gotta wait for funds to free up

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 04:28:07 »
Can you confirm; in renders, the dark keys look black. In descriptions on CandyKeys they are described as ‘dark blue’. Which is it?

Also, do you know probable ETA for when key caps will ship to customers?

Offline apejonk

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 08:19:37 »
Very cool looking set!

I have a question though, sorry if it's answered before. I used to believe that with dyesub it's not possible to have legends which are brighter than their background. How come?
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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 08:28:41 »
Very cool looking set!

I have a question though, sorry if it's answered before. I used to believe that with dyesub it's not possible to have legends which are brighter than their background. How come?

reverse dyesub

Offline YellowHalo

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 13:25:46 »
Does the 6u spacebar have off centered stem or it only has a centered stem?

Offline beekey

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 02 February 2020, 09:28:50 »
The core kit at candykeys looks different than the one shown here (e.g. 1.5u Code keys missing). Which ones are the right pics?

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 14:10:52 »
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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 14:35:01 »
@ogWalker - could you confirm regarding colours and estimated shipping timeframe?

Offline Scriba

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 03:07:06 »
Damn I missed the IC and would love if there is a Norde set...

But the Monochrome MOQ doesn't look that good anyway right?

Offline HayChesKay

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 09:50:49 »
What do the latest MOQ numbers look like?

Offline killchain

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 04:15:52 »
Any chance of the 2.75+1.25+2.25 split spacebar being available outside of the Mega kit?

Offline ludd3

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 04:34:10 »
Any chance of the 2.75+1.25+2.25 split spacebar being available outside of the Mega kit?

Seems like you want the mega kit without buying the mega kit.
On topic though... its a bit late for changes, i think

Offline killchain

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 11:27:20 »
Any chance of the 2.75+1.25+2.25 split spacebar being available outside of the Mega kit?

Seems like you want the mega kit without buying the mega kit.
On topic though... its a bit late for changes, i think

Kind of, yeah, if it had the yellow Enter and Esc. I might end up going with Mega + Novelties even though I basically want Core + Spacebars. It's just that the Mega kit has a lot of stuff that I won't need and yet it lacks the yellow accents.

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 23:01:58 »


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Offline killchain

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 04:05:43 »
Still on the fence about joining, I'm after Mega+Novelties. What happens if Mega kit MOQ is not met? Will I have a chance to substitute it for Core+Novelties, or should I ask the vendor?
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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 04:37:19 »
Still on the fence about joining, I'm after Mega+Novelties. What happens if Mega kit MOQ is not met? Will I have a chance to substitute it for Core+Novelties, or should I ask the vendor?
A staff member on the TKC Discord said about Mega that "it will hit MOQ and even if it didn't we'd send you guys an email about swapping to core"

Offline killchain

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 04:45:59 »
Still on the fence about joining, I'm after Mega+Novelties. What happens if Mega kit MOQ is not met? Will I have a chance to substitute it for Core+Novelties, or should I ask the vendor?
A staff member on the TKC Discord said about Mega that "it will hit MOQ and even if it didn't we'd send you guys an email about swapping to core"

Cool, thanks.

Offline caronte0

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 04:42:41 »
Just bought the Megakit and the novelties. Hopping that mega hits MOQ.

Offline Scriba

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 07:41:28 »
The Monochrome Kit is aswell pretty close to the MOQ but will probably not hit it.

Will it produced nevertheless? Dixiemech said: they're producing every set of MoDo light even if MOQ not hit. Of course the MoDo light GB is on a much bigger size.

Before I order the Monochrome Kit I want to know this.

Offline killchain

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 10:51:55 »
Just jumped in with Mega + Novelties. Hope that in practice it turns out as cool as it looks on the renders.

Offline Bobblybook

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 23:19:58 »
The Monochrome Kit is aswell pretty close to the MOQ but will probably not hit it.

Will it produced nevertheless? Dixiemech said: they're producing every set of MoDo light even if MOQ not hit. Of course the MoDo light GB is on a much bigger size.

Before I order the Monochrome Kit I want to know this.

There's still some time left before the GB closes, I think it will most likely be produced.
If it doesn't hit MOQ, basically someone (an individual, a vendor, etc.) needs to buy-out the remaining numbers to hit the minimum. If it's already super close to hitting MOQ, that's very little risk and investment for someone to absorb so it usually happens. If may even be at MOQ now, maybe wait until we get the next numbers update :)

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 03:22:59 »
Last number update pls?

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 03:56:38 »
Just purchased a core kit on CandyKeys 👍🏻

What's the estimated date of delivery?


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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 05:09:27 »
Quick question, does this set have support for an Ergodox?
G80-3000 / Turtle Beach Impact 500 / Novatouch

Offline killchain

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 07:10:24 »
Just purchased a core kit on CandyKeys 👍🏻

What's the estimated date of delivery?

The GB page there says "mid 2020", so June or July I suppose.

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 07:22:20 »
Just purchased a core kit on CandyKeys 👍🏻

What's the estimated date of delivery?

The GB page there says "mid 2020", so June or July I suppose.

It changed, it's Aug 01, 2020 now.

Update Feb 2020 — Government-mandated factory closures in China due to coronavirus outbreak will delay fulfillment. We will post updates as we have them. Products may come sooner than the expected date posted, but we're playing it safe.

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 07:43:09 »
Thanks both. I knew I'd seen some dates posted somewhere but couldn't find them at the time.


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Re: [GB] PBT Hive
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 15:45:58 »
All MOQs met!
Extras not included.
Most proxies not updated.



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Re: [GB] PBT Hive - GB CLOSED
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Offline Scriba

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive - GB CLOSED
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 00:56:19 »
expecting delays due the corona virus?

Offline killchain

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive - GB CLOSED
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 04:21:02 »
How come the numbers have doubled after the GB close? Some vendor that wasn't taken into account before probably?

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Re: [GB] PBT Hive - GB CLOSED
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 05:22:16 »
How come the numbers have doubled after the GB close? Some vendor that wasn't taken into account before probably?
Final numbers include extras, i.e. the additional sets that the vendors buy to sell after the group buy ships.

Re: [GB] PBT Hive - GB CLOSED
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 05:22:43 »
Hey!

So I'm new to the whole custom mechanical keyboard scene. Decided a few weeks ago I was gonna dive in and make my first board. I came across these (PBT Hive) keys on CandeyKeys but the progress says manufacturing and the set I want says 104/100. However I can still pro-order them. What does that mean? That there are 100 available and 104 people pre-ordered them?

EDIT: If I pre-order them what will happen?