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Offline Abec13

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[GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 15:22:27 »




Inspiration
Just like many have, I missed out on the New Horizons edition Switch -- this is me over compensating.
If you couldn't get the switch, can't get the switch, already had one... here's your chance to get it on your keyboard.
With the power of PBT this set is going to have the massive novelty kit it deserves.

Mentions
Special thanks to meatsmoothies for the help with all of these novelties in such a small time window.
If you need novelty work done, highly recommend.


Group Buy Date: May 15, 2020 - May 29, 2020


Vendors
USA/NA: The Key Company
EU: Prototypist
ASIA: zFrontier
OCEANIA: Switch Keys
CA: Deskhero

Art Caps
For this set I will be working with:

CYSM: https://www.instagram.com/cysm_caps/
Alpha Keys: https://www.instagram.com/alphakeycaps/
Archetype: https://www.instagram.com/archetype_mk/

Please consider following their Instagrams to keep on top of when they will be running artisan raffles for this set!
As with most artisan keycap raffles, only those who purchased a base kit will be eligible to win.

Kits

Base Kit - $80

Novelties - $30

Expansion Kit - $40


Deskmats
Islander Hopper Mat - $20

Investors Mat (blue) - $20

Investors Mat (green) - $20


Renders

Iron 165




U80A




Adelie




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Offline dommyy13

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 17:19:18 »
just bought base, novelties, and desk mat! 

Do you have a rough estimate of when this will ship?

OOh saw on TKC it's supposed to be out Sept 1st, hopefully it's actually ready that fast!
« Last Edit: Fri, 15 May 2020, 17:37:51 by dommyy13 »

Offline pengle

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 17:54:21 »
ez purchase

Offline frasnow

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 18:43:37 »
Would be interesting to see day one numbers. The numbers on The Key Company are going up fast.

Offline BL0ODYJOKER

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 23:42:39 »
My very first set of Keycaps I'm gonna buy. Excited to see them in person.

Offline s3vv4

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 06:41:20 »
Why does the UK shop want 80 pounds?

Offline YMwoo

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 09:10:40 »
Just wanted to be sure, I can't see the deskmat on ZF?

Offline dommyy13

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 11:39:27 »
Why does the UK shop want 80 pounds?

Itís 80 usd which doesnít include tax.  80 pounds is including VAT...

Offline s3vv4

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 17:20:34 »
Why does the UK shop want 80 pounds?

Itís 80 usd which doesnít include tax.  80 pounds is including VAT...

So I will need to pay 20% UK VAT and 19% German MwSt when it gets shipped in 2021? That sucks, no thanks :(

Offline rewke

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 21:22:12 »
Looking forward to seeing the artisans!

Offline Abec13

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 00:23:06 »
Just wanted to be sure, I can't see the deskmat on ZF?

We are working on getting ahold of them at the moment. This appears to not be the first time that they have done this.
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Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 01:14:35 »


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Offline YMwoo

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 09:23:26 »
Just wanted to be sure, I can't see the deskmat on ZF?

We are working on getting ahold of them at the moment. This appears to not be the first time that they have done this.

Thanks! it's up now~
I've been in 2 GB with them and they always have weird pricing and/or typos too.. anyway, thanks!

Offline kamisamamizu

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 11:53:18 »
Damn, those sales for Island Hopper are great.

Offline TuCZnak

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 13:26:20 »
Damn, looking at those numbers, you might've been better off just integrating novelties straight into the base :p
Bought in for novelties, base and deskmat on the EU proxy, should pair well with my special edition Switch. Thanks for making this Abec!

Offline BL0ODYJOKER

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 10:33:39 »
This is going to be my first group buy!
Super Excited! :thumb:
I gonna need to figure out what color scheme I want for my custom cables next!

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 03:31:23 »


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Offline frasnow

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 10:27:59 »
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These numbers are fairly close to the numbers at The Key Company for the same time period. Are they the only vendor supplying sales numbers? Or perhaps The Key Company somehow tracks global sales?

 

Offline Abec13

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 11:06:31 »
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These numbers are fairly close to the numbers at The Key Company for the same time period. Are they the only vendor supplying sales numbers? Or perhaps The Key Company somehow tracks global sales?

Currently the vendor sheet is a little outta wack
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Offline //gainsborough

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 02:31:47 »
These numbers are insane, haha.  Congrats on the already successful set, Abec!

Offline vinyldoodles

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 06:28:07 »
Is there any information on the cables?

Offline o3okevin

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 10:19:33 »
Is there any information on the cables?
Not sure if this is the official cable collab but Cruz Ctrl Cables has Islander stuff up until 9PM PST today: https://cruzctrl.gg/pages/islander

Offline vinyldoodles

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 14:43:28 »
Is there any information on the cables?
Not sure if this is the official cable collab but Cruz Ctrl Cables has Islander stuff up until 9PM PST today: https://cruzctrl.gg/pages/islander

Thanks, that's what I was looking for :)

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 17:09:00 »
Is the R2 1.75 Backspace going to be the arrow as in the renders or is it going to be the ← Bksp ?

Offline Abec13

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 17:34:22 »
Is the R2 1.75 Backspace going to be the arrow as in the renders or is it going to be the ← Bksp ?

The arrow.
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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 17:48:17 »


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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
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Offline vinyldoodles

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 04:47:12 »
Been waiting until today (payday) to jump on this!

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 16:33:57 »
Final orders including extras




Offline //gainsborough

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 17:01:53 »
3000 base kits!??!

Offline frasnow

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 22:37:16 »
3000 base kits!??!

I note that the prior graph says "some vendors outdated", so either an even more impressive Group Buy period, or the vendors hope the hype train lasts into September.

Offline noobiekeymech

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 02:53:00 »
Any place still have the desk mat avail? 

Offline frasnow

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 14:45:28 »
The Key Company is reporting "Our production schedule is on track, however we are required to ship this set via sea rather than air due to restrictions", so shipments to customers are delayed by a month from September to October. https://thekey.company/products/infinikey-pbt-islander

Offline marksmanonthego

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 30 August 2020, 14:39:11 »
Hope I can get some of the extras. Just recently got into keyboards and I need some of those set and the desk mat

Offline frasnow

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 21:37:08 »
Any updates on shipping? Itís October.

Offline //gainsborough

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 23:51:13 »
what's the hubbub on the deskmats?

Offline shakablue

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 11:45:46 »
Any updates on this?

Offline Boey1219

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 17:36:23 »
Got a email just now from TKC. apparently, the factory screwed up on the color of the deskmat..


https://thekey.company/products/islander-deskmat


Offline frasnow

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 18:54:50 »
Just received an email saying my keycaps have shipped! I didn't order a deskmat, so I'm hoping the keycap colors came out correctly.

Offline heyimpanda

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 00:28:36 »
heres an image from the TKC discord of the mat with the islander keycaps:



imo, doesn't match with the keycaps that well. makes you wonder why they didn't use this picture on the product listing nor the email they sent out...

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 00:34:07 »
heres an image from the TKC discord of the mat with the islander keycaps:

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imo, doesn't match with the keycaps that well. makes you wonder why they didn't use this picture on the product listing nor the email they sent out...

something about some color form into RGB that didn't translate well or something. 

Offline Minam

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 14:33:24 »
So instead of making another set of deskmats to match the color, customers have the option to get a dull colored mat that they didn't order or get nothing at all. After 5+ months of waiting and sticking with their delays. Well too late to implement a QC system now, not spending any more money on the key dot company.  What's to say they don't screw up again and just go oops here are two crap options you can choose from.
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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 14:49:13 »
So instead of making another set of deskmats to match the color, customers have the option to get a dull colored mat that they didn't order or get nothing at all. After 5+ months of waiting and sticking with their delays. Well too late to implement a QC system now, not spending any more money on the key dot company.  What's to say they don't screw up again and just go oops here are two crap options you can choose from.
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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 27 October 2020, 16:25:31 »
So instead of making another set of deskmats to match the color, customers have the option to get a dull colored mat that they didn't order or get nothing at all. After 5+ months of waiting and sticking with their delays. Well too late to implement a QC system now, not spending any more money on the key dot company.  What's to say they don't screw up again and just go oops here are two crap options you can choose from.

Just find the original photo of animal crossing image and do a custom order online. It will arrived within a week or two with much better quality and cheaper. Which is exactly what I did....

After knowing Infinikey is Wuming from Taobao, I am already disappointed with TKC at that point. Price it higher than ePBT but way worse quality....
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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 09:17:36 »
I just got a notification to say that my order has been delivered. Can't wait to get home and take a look!

I opted for a refund on the deskmat. Didn't see the point in getting something that wouldn't match the caps and wouldn't want on display.

Offline Minam

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 09:48:37 »
Did anyoneís TKC order page update? Wondering if people got their stuff yet cuz I havenít.



Offline Boey1219

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 14:22:06 »
Got mine yesterday. Itís beautiful, too bad the desk mat didnít go as planned, hope they will do a 2nd batch in the future.

Offline ..//dexx

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 03:49:43 »
Has TKC started shipping? Hoping to snag an extra base and novelties when you guys have received yours. If not, how does protoTypist sell their extras? Similar way? Because I have a proxy mailbox in UK I can use.
« Last Edit: Tue, 03 November 2020, 03:52:11 by ..//dexx »

Offline olidavhay

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 12:21:33 »
Supposed to be delivered last week for me but itís been transferred in and out of my state....and now itís just sitting an hour or so from me on the day theyíre supposedly delivering it. Not optimistic.

Offline Yumelon

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Re: [GB] Infinikey PBT Islander: May 15-29
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 08:24:44 »
so... got my shipping but its not moving whats going on? Someone please update...

just checked the discord
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