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Offline Mcnos

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[GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 292%)
« on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 00:29:20 »
KAT Arctic

What a more perfect time to release a cold set than in the middle of spring?

Releasing a set in the middle of a Pandemic.

Wash your hands.

Product Page - katarctic.com
Discord - https://discord.gg/UK6HZgr
Zeus Cables - https://www.zeuscables.store/arctic

Vendors
https://novelkeys.xyz/
https://dailyclack.com/
https://mykeyboard.eu/
https://en.zfrontier.com/ | http://www.zfrontier.com/





Renders by Manzel and Kingk22
View the full album here
https://imgur.com/a/uRzYhYS


Samples



Kits | Prices
Alphas -
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Arctic Alphas - 36USD


Frostbite Alphas - 43USD


Colevrak+ - 30USD


French - 23USD


North - 26USD



Modifiers -
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Arctic Modifiers - 63USD


Arctic Icon Modifiers  - 63USD


Snowman Modifiers - 63USD


Snowman Icon Modifiers - 63USD


40/Ortho - Otter Modifiers - 48USD


40/Ortho - Otter Icon Modifiers - 50USD


40/Ortho - Frosted Otter Modifiers - 48USD


40/Ortho - Frosted Otter Icon Modifiers - 50USD


Ergo Modifiers - 38USD


Numpads -
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Arctic Numpad - 22USD


Arctic Icon Numpad - 22USD


Snowball Numpad - 22USD


Snowball Icon Numpad - 22USD


Ice Kit - 12USD


Spacebars -
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Spacebar Kit - 29USD


Blue Split Kit - 15USD


Beluga (Novelty Kit) - 32USD


Tentative shipping date - 30 weeks
GB will run til the 1st of June

Zeus Cable - Collaboration


Deskmat by adxlk


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Special thanks to the following!

Eskimojo
Dvorcol
Manzel
Kingk22
OneCreativeMind
As well as all of you supporters <3

« Last Edit: Mon, 25 May 2020, 03:48:51 by Mcnos »

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 01 May 2020, 01:31:47 »
05/011 MOQ 292% (Some vendors excluded)


« Last Edit: Mon, 25 May 2020, 03:48:44 by Mcnos »

Offline Agilr

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 01 May 2020, 01:54:07 »
Nice

Offline alper_maestro

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 01 May 2020, 03:53:23 »
I think I'll order this too  :thumb:

Offline Joaquox

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 01 May 2020, 05:47:17 »
Order done!


Aaaand I did get the frozen balls otter icon kit I was nagging you about in the IC!  :thumb:

Offline Rohwi

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 01 May 2020, 06:00:26 »
Ordered 3 sets.
This is my first GroupBuy and my first KAT set...
I completely missed the IC and just found the set. totally in love.

I am excited for december!

Offline J3ff_Leopard

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 01 May 2020, 18:25:32 »
Got my set ordered this afternoon. My first and only KAT set.
Usually wrong

Offline ConfuseBill

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 01 May 2020, 20:36:13 »
YES, great job McNos. This is one of KAT combination that offers complete for 60,65/68,TKL, WKL, ISO with Mid backslash, 98layout, 1800 and Full. Thank you for including 1800 R5 complete keys.

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 01 May 2020, 21:20:00 »
For the lols, here's also a typing test with the caps


Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 12:44:15 »
First day, and already reached more than 25% of MOQ!


Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 04 May 2020, 23:30:28 »


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Offline arock0627

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 05 May 2020, 12:39:19 »
This set is the reason I signed up for the site and participated in my first group buy.  There's always been something I didn't like that kept me from pulling the trigger on one of these (colors, certain key symbols, plastic type, accent colors), but this is the first time I went in to a group buy page and I just kept liking it more and more the more I saw.  The KAT profile is gorgeous, the font is great, the symbols look clear, PBT is my personal preference (I love the dry/textured feel).  It just all came together for me.

My current favorite color scheme is the Ducky Good In Blue keyboard, which I have for work and is gorgeous.  This beats it, I think.  I got the Frostbite alphas and Arctic Icon mods.  I think a nice blue/white underglow on these would look amazing.

Thanks for putting this together Mcnos!

Offline tinyumbrella

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 05 May 2020, 13:09:08 »
Living in the Arctic, about to type out my PhD on the Arctic...how can I not pick this up? Now I just need the white Adélie to become a reality.

Offline Rilow

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 05 May 2020, 15:18:01 »
Not an alt, and I ordered 3 kits. Awesome work, can't wait to get it.

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 05 May 2020, 16:53:44 »
This thread looks sus lol

Offline Adelscott

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 05 May 2020, 17:55:49 »
Ordered 5 kits today. What a headache to make a choice ...

Offline Rohwi

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 06:05:00 »
Hi everyone,

I was wondering what the white Alphas would look like with the white Mods and since I didnt't see a render with them, I hacked this together.



guess I have to add the white Mods to my order...

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 06:11:57 »
Hi everyone,

I was wondering what the white Alphas would look like with the white Mods and since I didnt't see a render with them, I hacked this together.

Show Image


guess I have to add the white Mods to my order...

There wasn't too many renders of it but here you go







Also just to note, we've very much surpassed our MOQ at 159%
« Last Edit: Wed, 06 May 2020, 07:31:46 by Mcnos »

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 159%)
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 13:00:30 »


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Offline arock0627

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 159%)
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 14:16:16 »
This is my first time doing a groupbuy like this.  Is hitting 160%on the 6th day pretty normal or is this out of the ordinary?

It's awesome, and if we're gonna keep on like this I might end up snagging the arctic text mods too.

Offline Hell-es

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 159%)
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 14:54:02 »
 :thumb: quite impressive - also the distribution of kits - as north user just 11 kits is really low - thank KAT for making the low sold kits possible. KAT > GMK

Offline oldcat

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 159%)
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 20:18:06 »
really dig this

Offline rockydbull

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 159%)
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 13:27:08 »
:thumb: quite impressive - also the distribution of kits - as north user just 11 kits is really low - thank KAT for making the low sold kits possible. KAT > GMK

Sounds about right for a North kit. The impressive thing is how vocal that subset of the community is despite having such a small market share.

Offline Rohwi

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 159%)
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 04:13:58 »
The impressive thing is how vocal that subset of the community is despite having such a small market share.

I feel like we have to be more vocal otherwise we will never see NORDE sets at all.
Seeing the difference (at least here) in North and Colevrak makes me wonder why I've seen so many ICs and GBs with colevrak support but no NORDE support.
I guess if you hope for someone else to post a reply or fill out the interest form for you you can't be surprised when there is no NORDE set for you to buy.

I am really happy to see all sets to be made dispite the low numbers of some sets. great for these guys or girls to get their favourite layout, even if they are one of ten who wants it.


Offline stoffelduss

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 159%)
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 07:57:53 »
Went all in! Got keycaps for two keyboards.

Seeing the difference (at least here) in North and Colevrak makes me wonder why I've seen so many ICs and GBs with colevrak support but no NORDE support.
Lol where does this ever happen? Do you have an example, because I want to see. Aaaalso the sample size here is literally below 20 ;)

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 159%)
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 00:39:22 »
Edit: 5/11 update.  197% --> 209% MOQ



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Offline KaosJ

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 197%)
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 00:49:16 »
Might seems like a silly question, i have KAT alpha and wanted to match with this, are the legends exactly the same font or it changed during time? (well kat alpha was the first)

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 197%)
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 01:08:03 »
Might seems like a silly question, i have KAT alpha and wanted to match with this, are the legends exactly the same font or it changed during time? (well kat alpha was the first)

The legends are slightly different.

Same family of font but is slightly altered

Offline Yilk81

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 03:39:27 »
For those who have a Keebio Iris or something split, here's what Arctic would look like.
I used http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/ to recreate the Iris and just changed the colours.
If you want to mess with the colour scheme yourself just send me a message for the json file.

Offline Lazy_Borzoi

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 13:35:29 »
The cable for this GB looks very similar to the one for GMK Masterpiece - light edition?
Or are they actually exactly the same?

Here are the links to both:
https://www.zeuscables.store/product-page/kat-arctic-artisan-cable

https://www.zeuscables.store/product-page/gmk-masterpiece-artisan-cable-light-edition

Offline sapisoi

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 06:37:59 »
The cable for this GB looks very similar to the one for GMK Masterpiece - light edition?
Or are they actually exactly the same?

Here are the links to both:
https://www.zeuscables.store/product-page/kat-arctic-artisan-cable

https://www.zeuscables.store/product-page/gmk-masterpiece-artisan-cable-light-edition

i think the only different is the paracord colour.

Cable consists of the following(KAT Arctic):
150 cm // 28 AWG wire
Paracord // Baby Blue 
Techflex // White
Heatshrink // black/White/Grey
20cm - Coil
Aviator
Connector 1/2

Cable consists of the following(GMK Masterpiece):
150 cm // 28 AWG wire
Paracord // Sapphire blue
Techflex // White
Heatshrink // White
20cm - Coil
Aviator
Connector 1/2

Offline Lazy_Borzoi

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 11:49:43 »
The cable for this GB looks very similar to the one for GMK Masterpiece - light edition?
Or are they actually exactly the same?

Here are the links to both:
https://www.zeuscables.store/product-page/kat-arctic-artisan-cable

https://www.zeuscables.store/product-page/gmk-masterpiece-artisan-cable-light-edition

i think the only different is the paracord colour.

Cable consists of the following(KAT Arctic):
150 cm // 28 AWG wire
Paracord // Baby Blue 
Techflex // White
Heatshrink // black/White/Grey
20cm - Coil
Aviator
Connector 1/2

Cable consists of the following(GMK Masterpiece):
150 cm // 28 AWG wire
Paracord // Sapphire blue
Techflex // White
Heatshrink // White
20cm - Coil
Aviator
Connector 1/2

Interesting! Thanks!
The names are indeed different but they look practically the same (to me).

Offline Yilk81

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 02:47:11 »
And here's what a TKC Molly would look like with the frostbite alphas with the colevrak kit for a Colemak DH layout.
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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 11:29:20 »
And here's what a TKC Molly would look like with the frostbite alphas with the colevrak kit for a Colemak DH layout.
(Attachment Link)
omg endgame 😍

e. jokes aside, where did you find this layout? that's not normal colemak dh.
« Last Edit: Sat, 16 May 2020, 11:32:24 by stoffelduss »

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 18:57:31 »
And here's what a TKC Molly would look like with the frostbite alphas with the colevrak kit for a Colemak DH layout.
(Attachment Link)
omg endgame 😍

e. jokes aside, where did you find this layout? that's not normal colemak dh.

What do you call this layout?  Is it Colemak DHm modified to keep ZXCVB in QWERTY order?


Offline Yilk81

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 01:58:27 »
Oh shoot! Did I find the wrong reverence picture? I'm a regular colemak user making this for a fellow colemak user but with the DH mod. Or so I thought.

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:08:47 »
Oh shoot! Did I find the wrong reverence picture? I'm a regular colemak user making this for a fellow colemak user but with the DH mod. Or so I thought.

Regardless, the layout you're showing might have some positives.

Here are the three Colemak layouts I know of (also CAPS LOCK usually becomes BACKSPACE):







And you could add the Wide mod to any of them:

« Last Edit: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:16:03 by dvorcol »

Offline Yilk81

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:28:16 »
Used https://colemakmods.github.io/mod-dh/ as the reference this time.

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Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 04:52:18 »
R2 R3 “B” should also be white.
(changed to KAT row number)
« Last Edit: Tue, 19 May 2020, 04:33:31 by dvorcol »

Offline Rico

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 11:40:30 »
A beautiful set with the ability to have AZERTY layout was too good to pass on, I pulled the trigger :D

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 19:41:37 »


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Offline LordOwen

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 02:18:54 »
I've only recently gotten into keyboard building, but at such a perfect time so I could get on this GB! My only problem now is deciding between Arctic and Frostbite... Hard to go wrong, though, it's just a question of which I'll be happier staring at while I'm at my desk...

Offline Reiep

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 208%)
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:38:50 »
A beautiful set with the ability to have AZERTY layout was too good to pass on, I pulled the trigger :D
Same here!

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 263%)
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 15:15:31 »


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Offline jcbat

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 263%)
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 19:49:06 »
Hi, just a question. This was my first group buy and I'm new to this community. I am just starting to create my own mechanical keyboard, and I bought this keycaps on novelkeys. I had a mistake on buying the wrong kit, I was supposed to buy the Arctic Icon Modifiers instead of Otter Icon Modifiers. I read that you cannot cancel group buy orders, but since the GB will run until June 1, would they still accept cancellation of orders since I was planning to buy the right kit for my build. 

Offline vsrnth

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 263%)
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 21:12:08 »
Hi, just a question. This was my first group buy and I'm new to this community. I am just starting to create my own mechanical keyboard, and I bought this keycaps on novelkeys. I had a mistake on buying the wrong kit, I was supposed to buy the Arctic Icon Modifiers instead of Otter Icon Modifiers. I read that you cannot cancel group buy orders, but since the GB will run until June 1, would they still accept cancellation of orders since I was planning to buy the right kit for my build.
Please reach out to the vendor you bought the sets from. They'll help you sort it out.

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 263%)
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 22:25:34 »
Hi, just a question. This was my first group buy and I'm new to this community. I am just starting to create my own mechanical keyboard, and I bought this keycaps on novelkeys. I had a mistake on buying the wrong kit, I was supposed to buy the Arctic Icon Modifiers instead of Otter Icon Modifiers. I read that you cannot cancel group buy orders, but since the GB will run until June 1, would they still accept cancellation of orders since I was planning to buy the right kit for my build.
Please reach out to the vendor you bought the sets from. They'll help you sort it out.

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I've already sent a message to them as well, thanks!

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Arctic (MOQ 292%)
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 17:40:07 »