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Offline t!ng

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[IC] Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 11:14:45 »
GB is live (until 29th of March):
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105047.0

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Hey guys, I’m into keyboards for 9 years now, but never started a Group Buy or Interest Check before - only participated.

I’m with my wife for 10 years now and our “hobbies” never collided - until now =)
She’s a professional fashion designer and I asked her to make me a bag for my keyboard. So she did and I was so amazed about the result that I posted her work on reddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/f9914p/so_my_wife_made_me_some_keyboard_bags/

and

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/falqmr/and_it_is_done/

Seems like there is interest by some of you guys and now we want to make some bags for you too. My wife has a little spare time now since our kids started going to the kindergarten. So we are both excited about this.

First we want to find out how big the interest really is and what you guys prefer. Based on that we buy all the needed materials and start working/producing. Of course we can not fulfill every wish in every detail and we have to set limits in that regard, but you guys should have a specific palette to choose from regarding materials, sizes and colors.

In the end we want you to have our bags (well, basically they are her design and making, but hey, what would it be without my passion for keyboards? :D)

P R I C E
Pricewise they would start at about 50€ (~ $55) for a 40% keyboard. Shipping would come on top and would depend on the package weight, destination country and shipping method. Shipping will be from Germany.

M A T E R I A L S
Outside: Smooth Imitation Leather AND/OR Waxed Cotton Canvas AND/OR Cork
Inside: Printed Cotton Canvas
Zipper: YKK
The loop is double/triple stitched for sturdiness.

Please feel free to post here your thoughts and interests like: “This ugly crap I’d never buy from a random stranger from the internet.” or “Custom handmade keyboard bags - nice! I’ll take 2x 40%, 3x 60% and 1x TKL please.” (Mildly exaggerated)

Oh and G.C.W. are the initals of my wife's name =)

PS: Here are some design ideas, that are possible:
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« Last Edit: Thu, 03 December 2020, 16:10:02 by t!ng »

Offline DarkSphere00

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 11:27:04 »
These look very beautiful and high quality, they are great.
Congratulations on you two, and good luck with the group buy!

Offline ninlawen

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 11:28:06 »
These looks really great! I’d definitely be interested in a 60% size.

Can you provide more information about materials used, padding, fasteners, etc?


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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 11:45:26 »
Interested. My thoughts and questions in no particular order:

  • What materials were used for these bags?
  • How many side pockets are there?
  • I’ve got my eyes on a 45% and a 60%, hope those sizes can be accommodated as well
  • How’s padding and protection? I carry a lot of stuff along with my keyboard
  • Do you have MOQs?

Thanks!

Offline t!ng

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 11:55:00 »
Thank you for the responses so far! I added some points to the starting post.

Regarding padding: We haven't built in a padding layer yet but we plan to experiment with this.

But you are right, this bag is more like a sleeve and not a hyper protective case =)

Oh and regarding MOQ: there is none. We would also be OK if we make only 1 bag for 1 person =) This project's priority is experience and fun!
« Last Edit: Sat, 29 February 2020, 12:04:45 by t!ng »

Offline urbanphoenix

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 17:46:19 »
I love it! It looks so good. Never thought fashion and mechs would work so well together, but now that I think about it, it seems obviously amazing. I will buy one when you go live, probably a 75% if that possible. Colors wouldn't matter too much to me, monochrome goes with almost everything. I love how it transitions between the different colors and the accent strip. Seems like a good buy to me.

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 02:46:02 »
Looks pretty cool, interested.

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 03:10:58 »
Can there be a potential 'uniqueness' on the bag or something like that?
Some kind of text / colour scheme or such, or would that just be too much work?

Nonetheless, depending on when, i'd be pretty much interested in joining! :)



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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 07:04:36 »
I would definitely be down it a patch could be applied (I guess I could do this myself, but I am no patch pro, haha). Or material with a logo.

Offline t!ng

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 12:04:50 »
Nice idea. We'll have a look at this. Would you also accept stitched Alphas/Numbers on a label or patch?

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 14:16:50 »
The first impression is very good. Looking forward to seeing more designs!

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 14:52:12 »
I have just updated the first post with some design ideas, that will be possible.

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 17:33:53 »
This is very high quality, I would love to get one.

Offline tacahiroy

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 06 March 2020, 06:03:46 »
Looks pretty good:))) love to get some.
Is it suit for Preonic, 5x12 sized board?

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 11:23:42 »
Thanks. 5x12 is in inch, right?

Custom sizes are possible as long as you name them (in cm if possible).

Offline nuno99costa

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 11:29:12 »
So are you taking orders? Or will you run a GB?

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 11:35:48 »
There are not so many custom cases on the market. And those are pretty nice :thumb:

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 11:46:53 »
So are you taking orders? Or will you run a GB?

I think a GB isn't the right format for us. We would like to go with custom orders.
For this you would have to PM me with your wishes. We need the size of your keyboard and the materials you want.

We have bought many fabrics now and can begin fabricating your bags. I will update the start post tomorrow with the available colors and materials and new pictures of keyboard bag prototypes.

We are also able to personalize your bag with 1-5 characters stitched on a little badge that is attached to the bag (if that is wished).

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 12:47:23 »
Thanks. 5x12 is in inch, right?

Custom sizes are possible as long as you name them (in cm if possible).
Actually, I mean 5x12 is rows and columns.
Now, I understood you can make custom sized cases. I'll PM you:)

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 10:13:16 »
Can you sew a customized logo on the bag?
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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 11:24:09 »
Can you sew a customized logo on the bag?

Unfortunately this is not yet possible for us.

@Topic: We reconsidered and decided to go the GB route. The GB is live now and to find here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105047.0

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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 05:51:05 »
Would anyone be interested in a second run of handmade custom keyboard bags?

Teaser for new design:
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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 07:22:41 »
Would anyone be interested in a second run of handmade custom keyboard bags?

Teaser for new design:
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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 08:05:57 »
Yes, pleaseeeee. Miss the first GB, not going miss this time.
Would anyone be interested in a second run of handmade custom keyboard bags?

Teaser for new design:
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Re: Handmade Keyboard Bags by G.C.W.
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 16:07:56 »
Discord for more information and to keep in touch:
https://discord.gg/UDgF3nTpAj