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Offline perihelion86

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #150 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 08:34:45 »
Are deskmats available anywhere other than mkultra?

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #151 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 08:48:54 »
Desk pads are no longer available for the GB but there will be extras!

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #152 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 13:37:36 »
Desk pads are no longer available for the GB but there will be extras!

Have you seen the post in Kat refined about massive issues with Kat production? Any thoughts on that for this set?

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #153 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 16:44:26 »
Desk pads are no longer available for the GB but there will be extras!

Have you seen the post in Kat refined about massive issues with Kat production? Any thoughts on that for this set?

Massive is a bit of an exaggeration - yes, there appear to be some issues, as there are bound to be with a very new profile. Remember Space Cadet is not set to ship until December and that is a lot of time for keyreative to assess, and implement changes to their production. We will see many additional sets shipped before ours so we can continue to monitor the quality situation. You can be confident that Alas, MKUltra and I will strive to deliver the best quality product we (and keyreative) can.

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #154 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 20:56:50 »
Desk pads are no longer available for the GB but there will be extras!

Have you seen the post in Kat refined about massive issues with Kat production? Any thoughts on that for this set?

Massive is a bit of an exaggeration - yes, there appear to be some issues, as there are bound to be with a very new profile. Remember Space Cadet is not set to ship until December and that is a lot of time for keyreative to assess, and implement changes to their production. We will see many additional sets shipped before ours so we can continue to monitor the quality situation. You can be confident that Alas, MKUltra and I will strive to deliver the best quality product we (and keyreative) can.

Great to hear! I fully expect there to always be growing pains (like MT3 went through) so I won't hold it crazy standards like I would gmk (especially because the pricing here makes it much easier to understand). Fingers crossed on my Atlantis kits which will run before the cadet.

Offline villagepillage

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #155 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 01:07:54 »
These look amazing, kinda wish I got in on the GB. They look especially nice paired with spacecables

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #156 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 04:09:29 »
I couldn't find this anywhere--what is the colour code for the yellow accents?  I need to coordinate!

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #157 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 05:51:41 »
I couldn't find this anywhere--what is the colour code for the yellow accents?  I need to coordinate!

In the IC thread we had a poll for colors and we voted to be colormatched with the SA Symbiosis kit and not with the original Space Cadet keyboard, so I guess also the yellow accent kit is colormatched with the Symbiosis. In that case, this is the legend from the r2.


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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #158 on: Sun, 14 June 2020, 17:47:12 »
Awesome, thanks!

Offline lz2019

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #159 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 02:28:29 »

In the IC thread we had a poll for colors and we voted to be colormatched with the SA Symbiosis kit and not with the original Space Cadet keyboard, so I guess also the yellow accent kit is colormatched with the Symbiosis. In that case, this is the legend from the r2.

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wait, what? "to be colormatched with the SA Symbiosis kit and not with the original Space Cadet keyboard" ??
but this GB thread started with the saying "The KAT Space Cadet colors will be color matched to an original Space Cadet keyboard", right under Details. 
 
« Last Edit: Mon, 29 June 2020, 02:37:51 by lz2019 »

Offline umberts

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #160 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 02:03:52 »

In the IC thread we had a poll for colors and we voted to be colormatched with the SA Symbiosis kit and not with the original Space Cadet keyboard, so I guess also the yellow accent kit is colormatched with the Symbiosis. In that case, this is the legend from the r2.

Show Image


wait, what? "to be colormatched with the SA Symbiosis kit and not with the original Space Cadet keyboard" ??
but this GB thread started with the saying "The KAT Space Cadet colors will be color matched to an original Space Cadet keyboard", right under Details. 
 

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103480.msg2845390#msg2845390
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103480.msg2845596#msg2845596

I don't think he ever acquired the OG board, but I'd say that we can trust SA Symbiosis matched (or at least REALLY close) the color, so I wouldn't worry at all. Just my 2 cents

Offline jfaulken

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #161 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 17:40:21 »
I have a Hyper 7 R2 and completely missed out on this GB! Any chance of extras on the H7 kit? I hesitate to say I'll pay anything, but I'll kinda pay anything. :)
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Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #162 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 17:43:45 »
I have a Hyper 7 R2 and completely missed out on this GB! Any chance of extras on the H7 kit? I hesitate to say I'll pay anything, but I'll kinda pay anything. :)

There will be extras!

We just heard that they are working on producing a set of samples for us so keep your eyes peeled for those soon!

Offline jfaulken

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #163 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 17:45:10 »
That's awesome news, thanks!!
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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #164 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 05:20:29 »
Any news regarding the GB status will be sent here? First GB for me, not entirely sure how it works around here. (:

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #165 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 07:04:29 »
Any news regarding the GB status will be sent here? First GB for me, not entirely sure how it works around here. (:

Welcome to the world of GB's. Here's how it works: You join, then you look at all the other sets produced by the same manufacter and see them being delayed, so you let go of any expectations or timelines. Then you hear it starts shipping, but your proxy is the last to ship, so you are waiting an additional couple of weeks or months.


Offline kajahtaa

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #166 on: Fri, 21 August 2020, 18:23:18 »
roughly 8 more sets to ship so we're looking at next year but It'll be worth the wait.

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #167 on: Fri, 21 August 2020, 18:24:29 »
roughly 8 more sets to ship so we're looking at next year but It'll be worth the wait.
From the fall to next year? That's a huge difference!

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Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #168 on: Fri, 21 August 2020, 18:29:10 »
Hey everyone sorry its been so quiet so far!!!


We finally heard from keyreative...

Essentially they needed a special base color for our set which was only just delivered so they are currently dye subbing for samples. Because of the delay, some other sets have jumped ahead of us in color matching stage so we're a bit behind. 

To be clear based on the timeline, we're about 3 weeks late for samples compared to Atlantis, which given the situation (covid) by itself is not terrible, then when you consider the extra time for the special color things kind of line up.

We'll try to stay in touch but things are moving along albeit a bit slower than we'd have hoped!

Offline DrHigsby

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #169 on: Fri, 21 August 2020, 19:23:37 »
Honestly, that is great news all things considered! Thanks for the update!

Offline kajahtaa

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #170 on: Fri, 21 August 2020, 19:30:25 »
roughly 8 more sets to ship so we're looking at next year but It'll be worth the wait.
From the fall to next year? That's a huge difference!


Inaccurate timelines are all part of the fun.

I've had one GB arrive early. ever. Beautiful board. Massive brass weight. Didn't even keep it.

Maybe this will be a nice Lunar New Year gift to yourself.

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED
« Reply #171 on: Fri, 04 September 2020, 11:24:15 »
Samples are on their way to MKUltra and then Alas and myself.  :eek:  :thumb:

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED Color Matching
« Reply #172 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 19:43:11 »
We've received our first round of samples



They are a fair bit off from our expectation and we've already sent feedback back to keyreative for another go at it. By themselves, the colors look really great IMO but we said we'd match Symbiosis so that's what we're doing!

We'll keep you posted when we hear back!

Offline heliar_mk

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED Color Matching
« Reply #173 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 22:58:34 »
We've received our first round of samples
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They are a fair bit off from our expectation and we've already sent feedback back to keyreative for another go at it. By themselves, the colors look really great IMO but we said we'd match Symbiosis so that's what we're doing!

We'll keep you posted when we hear back!
Great news!

Offline umberts

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED Color Matching
« Reply #174 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 05:12:28 »
We've received our first round of samples
They are a fair bit off from our expectation and we've already sent feedback back to keyreative for another go at it. By themselves, the colors look really great IMO but we said we'd match Symbiosis so that's what we're doing!

We'll keep you posted when we hear back!

Just curious, what's off in your opinion?

Offline NoPunIn10Did

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED Color Matching
« Reply #175 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 08:57:46 »
We've received our first round of samples
They are a fair bit off from our expectation and we've already sent feedback back to keyreative for another go at it. By themselves, the colors look really great IMO but we said we'd match Symbiosis so that's what we're doing!

We'll keep you posted when we hear back!

Just curious, what's off in your opinion?

Look at the yellow keys.  The KAT keys are a bit desaturated and lean a bit orange.

The grey keys are a little darker than the source samples, and the grey seems a teensy bit bluer.

The blue keys seem to be well within margin of error, IMO.

Offline tominabox1

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Re: [GB] KAT Space Cadet - April 2020 - CLOSED Color Matching
« Reply #176 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 08:59:41 »
We've received our first round of samples
They are a fair bit off from our expectation and we've already sent feedback back to keyreative for another go at it. By themselves, the colors look really great IMO but we said we'd match Symbiosis so that's what we're doing!

We'll keep you posted when we hear back!

Just curious, what's off in your opinion?

Nopun kind of summed it up well. The blue is a tad lighter but is pretty close indeed.