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Offline AIRPOTTER

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--- Please note that this is the Version 2 of the original Space65 named CyberVoyager, aka CV65
--- For information regarding the original Space65, please check out: https://keyboard.guide/board/space65/, Kudos to Discord member rys for making the amazingly detailed guides and info page for Space65 and Think6.5


Hey my keeb friends, after receiving great feedback and testing the prototypes via the Interest Check, it's time SPACE65:CyberVoyager is ready for the Group Buy.



SPACE65:CyberVoyager is a keyboard based on the original Space65, it is redesigned by AirPotter, Oldcat, and Demos to make it a more awesome board. And we will be working together during the GB process.
I will primarily be the ground man responsible for designing, manufacturing, fulfillment, and update the progress.
And Oldcat will be coordinating with me for designing and communication, Demos responsible for the design and production of PCB.

Livestream build recording by Alexotos: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/582635204
Typing Test: https://www.twitch.tv/alexotos_live/clip/MistyBoringEagleShadyLulu
Gray screwdriver: https://clips.twitch.tv/SpeedySavoryLapwingOpieOP
There will be another build stream by Alex this Friday (4/10) 7PM ET using Gateron Inks without the foams!


Picture of the finished build (with GMK 8008) taken by Alexotos

Gray Studio also plans to hold regular giveaways starting this month hosted on OldCat's Instagram page, our first giveaway item will be a Think artisan cap which ends Friday, April 10.

[Key Features]
1. Premium-quality and affordable 65% keyboard
2. PCB: Refined based on R1 PCB. Purple color, Type-C(Support C-C and C-A), QMK, ESD protection, Added reset button
3. Mounting Method: Top mount; with two noise and vibration reduction pads
4. No switch leakage views
5. Carbon fiber plate or Aluminum plate
6. Manufacturer: gray studio and factory
7. Keyboard Design: Airpotter & oldcat
8. PCB Design: DEMO Studio

[Price (PayPal fees included)]
Base Kit  $299 (all parts included, see picture below), Shipping fee is $40 worldwide via DHL Express International (typically 3-day to US or Canada)

Extra items for purchase:
1*PCB: $42
1*LED Badge (single color):$10
1*LED Badge Collector (With the default LED badge,you will have a total of 10 colors of LED Badge): $60
1*Aluminum Badge: $20
1*Plate (Aluminum /Carbon Fiber): $25
1*Weight: $35
1*Rubber feet (5 pieces):  $1.5
1*Vibration reduction pad (compatible with R1 Space65):$9.5
1*Noise reduction pad (compatible with R1 Space65): $7.5

Some limited extras will be listed on Graystudio.club after GB fulfillment at $399 for a kit.


[Colors Options]

Color Options Image Library: https://imgur.com/a/XZ5sTa8


Note: A=Anodization; E=Electrophoresis

[Layout Support]



[Timeline]
GB starts: April 3, 7:30 ET (The GB will be live for 2 weeks). GB ended on April 17.
GB Fulfillment: Start fulfilling 3-5 months after GB ends. Projected to start shipping between July 18 and Sept 18.

[1*SPACE65:CyberVoyager Based Kit Includes]
Each unit will include the following:
1x case, top and bottom
1x LED badge
1x weight
1x badge
1x L-shaped badge
1x PCB
1X LED diffuser
1x vibration reduction pad
1x noise reduction pad
1x screwdriver (graystudio brand)
1x tweezer (do test the PCB before soldering!)
1x instructional manual
Plus screws, rubber feet, some backup SMD LEDs, box designed by airpotter.



[Join the Group Buy]

Please visit Graystudio.club to join the Group Buy. Information and updates will be sync'd to Geekhack on this page.


Each board may not be 100% perfect but we will try our best to do it 100% perfectly. A special note regarding the PCB, every PCB we produce in this round will go through 2 rounds of QC, but there is always a slim chance the QC fails (<1%). A word of wisdom for all first time GB friends, always test the PCB before you solder the board. If there are any issues or dead keys (note the Fn key will not show up) with the PCB upon arrival of the board, please email me and request a free replacement (with proof showing dead keys with a tweezer). Do not solder before tweezer testing the PCB. Once soldered we, unfortunately, cannot provide free replacements.

Thanks all!

Links of interest
Follow graystudio on Instagram
Follow oldcat on Instagram
Chat on Discord Channel



« Last Edit: Mon, 25 May 2020, 23:01:12 by AIRPOTTER »

Offline AIRPOTTER

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 03 April 2020, 00:28:27 »
[Parts Break-down]

And here are some renders of the break-down of the parts.









Note: switches and stabilizers not included.


[Prototype Pictures]

And here are more pictures of the finished build (with GMK 8008) taken by Alexotos





Demo Studio PCB for CyberVoyager




« Last Edit: Mon, 13 April 2020, 22:35:31 by AIRPOTTER »

Offline AIRPOTTER

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 03 April 2020, 00:28:37 »
I will be making some fun looking operating manual for you all.

Here is one for the light diffuser:

« Last Edit: Sat, 25 April 2020, 01:18:07 by AIRPOTTER »

Offline Iredeus

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 00:42:16 »
Ordered an EVA-01 kit!

Offline gminso

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 00:51:33 »
so plates and pcbs are not compatible to R1? I was about to order the pads since it says compatible.

Offline stopitsme

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:07:16 »
good work

Offline oldcat

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:07:41 »
so plates and pcbs are not compatible to R1? I was about to order the pads since it says compatible.

Believe potter said they are

Offline Slayer77

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:10:32 »
Schrodinger or play it safe..so many questions..only if all Schrodinger's we're teased

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Offline Dynamic

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:17:15 »
I'm in, going to be my first mech keyboard ;D

Offline Taicho

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:18:18 »
one was not enough.

Offline Slayer77

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:18:24 »
I'm in, going to be my first mech keyboard ;D
Damn! That's a pretty big step, I started with pre built and moved to cheaper first kits before this!

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Offline FSund

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:53:39 »
Will Schrodinger just be random colors, or what?
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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 02:38:44 »
Will Schrodinger just be random colors, or what?

Hello, it will be one of the several (mysterious) new colorways I will experiment with and end up being happy with. It will not be one of the regular colorways and it is not random. It is just you won't know the color before you observe it.

Offline Slayer77

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 03:13:40 »
Will Schrodinger just be random colors, or what?

Hello, it will be one of the several (mysterious) new colorways I will experiment with and end up being happy with. It will not be one of the regular colorways and it is not random. It is just you won't know the color before you observe it.
Is there any chance we can choose the Schrodinger color? Or you have few colors planned you can share?

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Offline YMwoo

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 03:31:01 »
Hello, it will be one of the several (mysterious) new colorways I will experiment with and end up being happy with. It will not be one of the regular colorways and it is not random. It is just you won't know the color before you observe it.
Hi potter, what would be the best way to get in contact with you about my order?

Offline dannyny

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 03:45:45 »
When will the Schrodinger colorway be revealed to the buyers? Would be great to know in advance to plan on keycap colorways to match. 

Offline Morgan3Wheeler

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 04:32:15 »
Are the back side Badge of SPACE65 R1 and the back side Badge of Space65:CyberVoyager interchangeable?

And I wonder that R1 built PCB+plate is fit and usable in CyberVoyager housing.

KMAC Happy red / KMAC Happy gray / KMAC Happy silver / KMAC Mini silver / KMAC Mini red / KMAC 2 86 / KMAC 2 87 / Matrix2.0 blue-black / Matrix2.0 yellow / Matrix Abel X / Percent BOOSTER /  Percent CANOE / Percent SKOG Lite white /  Percent SKOG Lite gray / Percent SKOG mao / Pecent Volt / TGR 910 CE / TGR Jane CE / TGR Jane V2 / TGR Jane V2 CE / Keycult No. 2 Rev. 1 / QXP WKL / RAMA M65 / EXENT 65 / GRAYCOD 67 / SPACE 65 / Typewriter68 / GRID 600 neon / E6.5 pc / E7-V1 / E8.5 / Voclano660 / Moon by EVE / JER-Mini / JER-A06 gray / JER-A06 R2 white / Dolumina65 black / Dolumina65 silver / Dolumina65 black / SQUARE80 / Elephant S7 white / Elepahnt S7 gray / Fox key65 / LZ-CE red / LZ-CE gray / LZ-CLSh / LZ-CLSs / LZ-CLSms / LZ-PhysiX / LZ-SQ special / LZ-ST / LZ-CLSm / LZ-SK / LZ-FE / LZ-CLS / LZ-MP / LZ-SE / LZ-CP black-red / LZ-CP black-blue / LZ-CP red-red special / LZ-RV silver / LZ-RV gray / Light Pad silver / Light Pad gray / Viper V2 / Eagle V2 / Octagon V2 silver / Octagon V2 gray / Orion V1 / Orion V2 silver / Orion V2 gray / Orion V2 red / Orion V2 black / Octagon V3 silver / Octagon V3 gray/ Octagon V3 black / Orion V3 silver / Orion V3 silver/ Orion V3 black / TC-V3 / Black Bird /  Light Saver V1 / Light Saver V3 / Light Saver V3 / Jet Fire / Dol Pad / Dol Pad / Dolinger / Whale V2 / Whale-Fe / Dolphin V3 dolch / Dolphin V3 silver / Montage WKL

Offline FSund

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 04:35:09 »
Will Schrodinger just be random colors, or what?

Hello, it will be one of the several (mysterious) new colorways I will experiment with and end up being happy with. It will not be one of the regular colorways and it is not random. It is just you won't know the color before you observe it.

I was worried it would just be random, but that sounds kind of interesting. Luckily I have a couple of days to decide which color I want!
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Offline Naja

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 04:57:33 »
I'm in, going to be my first mech keyboard ;D

Same for me !  :p

But i maybe fail on my choice for the color...
I chose the Blake and Gold, but the Ocean  is also beautiful^^

Offline SuperMcRad

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 06:04:53 »
First keyboard group buy, here!

Question about the black front badge. I ordered a storm trooper, with an added black front badge. I noticed no other color options will have that black color. Will there be any potential issues with MOQ's of that color?

Offline Carcha

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 06:09:53 »
In for a Schrödinger one! Must buy for me.

Offline Gepriester

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 08:35:35 »
A little sad there is no silver one. Which grey color is the Robocop top?

Offline AIRPOTTER

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:05:33 »
Are the back side Badge of SPACE65 R1 and the back side Badge of Space65:CyberVoyager interchangeable?

And I wonder that R1 built PCB+plate is fit and usable in CyberVoyager housing.
Badge is not universal, but positioning board and PCB universal.

Offline AIRPOTTER

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:07:18 »
Will Schrodinger just be random colors, or what?
There will be some random colors, but more will be new and unique colors ;D

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:11:49 »
When will the Schrodinger colorway be revealed to the buyers? Would be great to know in advance to plan on keycap colorways to match.
Schrodinger's color I had to go to the factory to be sure, because I wanted to do something unique that hadn't been done before. Give me some time

Offline guy0naBuffal0

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:22:20 »
is the GB unlimited for the two weeks? Pumped for this!!

Offline MagicMicky

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:38:44 »
Is there any change we will be able to order extra, colored L badged?
I'd love a pink and a gold one!

Offline Ensaum

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 13:35:15 »
Didn't see if this was discussed in the IC, but are the pcbs compatible with R1? I might pick up a couple if they are (I already have 2 plates. I'd just like esd protection on the pcb).

Offline oldcat

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 14:28:00 »
Didn't see if this was discussed in the IC, but are the pcbs compatible with R1? I might pick up a couple if they are (I already have 2 plates. I'd just like esd protection on the pcb).

Yes it will be compatible

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 14:48:46 »
Gnives can have one RoboCop, as a treat.

Stoked for this one!

Offline guy0naBuffal0

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 14:55:45 »
Got a color sample of the blue or pink LED Badges?

Offline AIRPOTTER

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 15:35:23 »
Got a color sample of the blue or pink LED Badges?

Here is pink, by the way this was an earlier prototype. Actual backside badges will be anodized alluminum.

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Offline AIRPOTTER

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 15:39:10 »
Is there any change we will be able to order extra, colored L badged?
I'd love a pink and a gold one!

Hello, the L-shaped badge will be using brass, so there will not be additional colors.

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 15:45:35 »
Is there any chance we will see more renders of potential color combinations for the Schrodinger Mystery Box during the 2 weeks this GB is running?
And are those two colors that have already been leaked confirmed to be 100% in the pool for the Schrodinger option?

Offline Agpatel

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 16:28:36 »
Got my order info a Ocean with red badge and back plate.  Will go well with two others Space65s (Full Yellow & Blue/Black). 

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 17:53:46 »
what will the color of the aluminum plate be?

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Re: [GB] 65% Keyboard - Space65:CyberVoyager (Added build stream clips)
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 19:40:24 »
what will the color of the aluminum plate be?

Yes, what is the plate color for each combination, because there is no Color option for Aluminum Plate.

Offline cda555

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Sweet.  Just ordered the EVA/purple.  I have the R1 in gray and absolutely LOVE it. 

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Oh man I am so excited about the Schrodinger. Yes it's going to be like the best Christmas present ever. Who knows what it will look like, but man I hope it will be amazing.
I can't imagine it will just be random

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Regarding plate color: I believe potter said, it will be color matched to either the top or bottom case color.

Offline AIRPOTTER

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Oh man I am so excited about the Schrodinger. Yes it's going to be like the best Christmas present ever. Who knows what it will look like, but man I hope it will be amazing.
I can't imagine it will just be random

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Thank you for your support! I will do my best to make this board as premium as possible!

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Possible to have cheaper shipping to Hong Kong?

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Possible to have cheaper shipping to Hong Kong?

Please email me, yes for Hong Kong it can be arranged. Alternatively please feel free to pick it up in Guangzhou :)

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We will also include a tweezer in the package for you, in case you do not have one to test the PCB prior to soldering.

A word of wisdom for all first time GB friends, always test the PCB before you solder the board. If there are any issues or dead keys with the PCB upon arrival of the board, please feel free to reach out to me via email and request a free replacement. Please do not solder before tweezer testing the PCB. Once soldered we, unfortunately, cannot provide free replacements.

We will also include a few pieces of back-up SMD LEDs in case the LEDs go out later.

Offline Pomato

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Possible to have cheaper shipping to Hong Kong?

Please email me, yes for Hong Kong it can be arranged. Alternatively please feel free to pick it up in Guangzhou :)

Hi, yes already emailed yesterday but didn't get a reply. I would love to come to Guangzhou to collect but unfortunately, the borders are still closed.

Offline AIRPOTTER

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Possible to have cheaper shipping to Hong Kong?

Please email me, yes for Hong Kong it can be arranged. Alternatively please feel free to pick it up in Guangzhou :)
呃,我回复了你的邮件了。你看下是不是在垃圾箱里? :eek:
Hi, yes already emailed yesterday but didn't get a reply. I would love to come to Guangzhou to collect but unfortunately, the borders are still closed.

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Possible to have cheaper shipping to Hong Kong?

Please email me, yes for Hong Kong it can be arranged. Alternatively please feel free to pick it up in Guangzhou :)
呃,我回复了你的邮件了。你看下是不是在垃圾箱里? :eek:
Hi, yes already emailed yesterday but didn't get a reply. I would love to come to Guangzhou to collect but unfortunately, the borders are still closed.

Checked but didn't find anything. I can't read chinese, but I think google translate is accurate. if it helps my discord is OCP#0988. Thanks

Offline AIRPOTTER

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Possible to have cheaper shipping to Hong Kong?

Please email me, yes for Hong Kong it can be arranged. Alternatively please feel free to pick it up in Guangzhou :)
呃,我回复了你的邮件了。你看下是不是在垃圾箱里? :eek:
Hi, yes already emailed yesterday but didn't get a reply. I would love to come to Guangzhou to collect but unfortunately, the borders are still closed.

Checked but didn't find anything. I can't read chinese, but I think google translate is accurate. if it helps my discord is OCP#0988. Thanks
Just PM you in gh

Offline Gepriester

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Is the Transparent (Acrylic) option for the badge frosted or completely transparent?

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Can we get a sample of the acrylic badge ?


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