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[GB] KAT Monochrome
« on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 14:35:50 »



Manners maketh man!

Vendors
The GB will be live from September 1st to October 1st (EoD local) - Current lead time is around 7 months which should put us in Q2 2021. Here is where you want to go depending on your region:



۞ for Europe, MyKeyboard.eu;
۞ for UK, ProtoTypist (early morning GMT);
۞ for the States, TX Keyboards;
۞ for Canada, ApexKeyboards: Keyset | Deskmat | Salvun (9.00 am EST);
۞ for China, the rest of Asia and OCE, zFrontier.

Pricing

Quick word on kitting: Yes, there is no way around it, there are a lot of kits, but:

۞ don't let sheer number of kits discourage you, there are basically 14 different kits (40s, Alphas, Colevrak, Ergo, French, ISO, Mac, Modifiers, North, Novelties, Numpad, Ortho, South and Spacebars), if you want a better visual representation of those kits, you can head over to Geekhack; and

۞ alpha + modifiers is enough to cover any standard layout from 60% to TKL, including 65% and 75% (which costs Ä90 (EU) | £79 (UK) | $87 (NA) | $118 (CA) | $85 (Asia)).





AKI-S - Kits: Alpha | Icon Modifiers | FR kit

Kits

Alphas:
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Alphas







ISO



North



South



French kit



Colevrak

Modifiers:
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Modifiers




Mac


40s




Ortho




Ergo


Spacebars

Numpad:
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Numpad


Novelties:
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Novelties



J-02 - Kits: Alpha | Text Modifiers | Novelties

Deskpad



KBD19X - Kits: WoB Alphas | WoB Icon Modifiers | WoB Novelties | WoB Numpad

Salvun



Artisans

I'm currently checking with artisans and will confirm them as they come. These will NOT be exclusive to GB participants so every monochrome lover out there can get a shot at these! If you have anyone specific in mind, let me know :)

۞ Alpha
۞ Unbranded.Caps
۞ GSK
۞ Archetype
۞ BadHabbit
۞ Fraktal
۞ Latrialum
۞ Lividity
۞ TRMK


Monochrome Salvador by Alpha


Monochrome Sleepy by Unbranded.Caps


FAQ

* What colors will you be using?
Before you guys check the kits, I wanted to mention the colors Iíll be using here:
White: WS2
Black: RAL 000 15 00

Why not CR just like GMK Monochrome was? Simply because I got informed that it was impossible. I will aim for the darkest black possible (and I do think RAL 000 15 00 is quite nice).

* Why should I buy Monochrome and not Refined?

Refined is a really good set, I've said it countless times and will say it again because it's true. That said, Monochrome and Refined have differences worth noting:
۞ Different whites (WS2)
۞ Difference in kitting:
   ※ Wider compatibility in Monochrome's modifiers kit
   ※ Icon Ergo kit
   ※ Stand alone ISO UK, North, South
۞ Wider choices in Alphas
۞ Different font (which I feel is the bigger differentiating point - GMK vs KAT font)
۞ Different icons (which ties up to the resemblance (or lack thereof) to GMK)

As a lot of things in our hobby, it's all a matter of preference and whether you pick this or Refined next month, you are making a wise choice :)

* Where can I get the icons you used?
Ping me, I'll send you the updated ones used for KAT HFO, Monochrome and Iron :)




Thanks

OCM for his help with the original icons, the hiragana alphas and allowing me to run the WoB variant;
Konstantin for this help with the icons, the arabic, cyrillic, zhuyin and hangul font and for discussing kit updates with me;
FatBoyCarney for helping me and listening to me rambling all the time;
Manzel for the awesome renders; and
All the vendors that accepted to run this keyset despite the huge amount of kits.


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Renders Gallery


Iron165 - Kits: Cyrillic WoB Alphas | WoB Text Modifiers


AKI-S - Kits: Alpha | Icon Modifiers | FR kit


Conone - BoW Zhuyin Alphas | BoW Text Monochrome Modifiers | BoW ISO


Alpine65 - WoB Hiragana Alpha | WoB Icon Modifiers | WoB novelties


J-02 - Kits: Alpha | Text Modifiers | Novelties


S7-Elephant - Kits: Alpha | Icon Modifiers | Novelties


KBD19X - Kits: WoB Alphas | WoB Icon Modifiers | WoB Novelties | WoB Numpad


Bear60 - BoW Arabic Alpha | BoW Icon Modifiers


Neuron - BoW Alpha | Text Monochrome 40s | WoB Novelties


Austin - BoW Hangul Alpha | Text Monochrome Modifiers | Monochrome Numpad | WoB Novelties






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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 14:36:05 »
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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 03:20:04 »
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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 03:40:48 »
Let's do this!

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 03:46:11 »
Good luck with GB, not that it will need it  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 03:49:18 »
Can't wait for this set!

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 04:12:34 »
Quick edit because there was a problem in the ISO kits - the Monochrome and WoB kits were missing the > < R1 key, here are the new ones (price remains the same):


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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 06:25:52 »
Good luck dude! not that you need it. I'm all in for Zhuyin <333333

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 07:53:32 »
This set must be on my Classy keyboard
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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 15:32:12 »
Is it me or are there no extra "B" key for other languages for the spacebar kit?

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 16:53:35 »
Best of luck! This is going to be my first KAT set.  ;D

Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 21:12:57 »


Will you get better prices from the manufacturer as more people join or is the price what is listed on the original post and it won't change?

is the unit count is the number of keys?



Quite excited to see what artisans we get  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 03:51:43 »
Is it me or are there no extra "B" key for other languages for the spacebar kit?

I have to say that it is you, I see the extra B both in the BoW and WoB kits.

Will you get better prices from the manufacturer as more people join or is the price what is listed on the original post and it won't change?
These prices are final. Previously Massdrop/Drop used such system, but they gave up to because of its complexity and costs. Nowadays group buys start with a pretty high MOQ, so the quantity discount is calculated into the price from the beginning.

is the unit count is the number of keys?
Number of key surfaces, so a Backspace is 2, a Caps Lock is 1.5.

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 03:58:56 »
Is it me or are there no extra "B" key for other languages for the spacebar kit?

I have to say that it is you, I see the extra B both in the BoW and WoB kits.

I think it was regarding, say, a hiragana B in the spacebar kit to go with the hiragana alphas. In which case, indeed, there is no extra B key per language, I didn't want to add another 5 keys to the spacebar kit or make the alpha kits more expensive for everyone; I had in mind that people would use the blank 1u key in the spacebar kit.

Will you get better prices from the manufacturer as more people join or is the price what is listed on the original post and it won't change?
These prices are final. Previously Massdrop/Drop used such system, but they gave up to because of its complexity and costs. Nowadays group buys start with a pretty high MOQ, so the quantity discount is calculated into the price from the beginning.

Indeed, on top of that, PP changed their policy last year, iirc, and fees don't get refunded when a vendor refunds (not sure how it works with partial refunds, but still). We started with the second tier MOQ and worked to get low prices across the board for everyone :)

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 04:27:02 »
I think it was regarding, say, a hiragana B in the spacebar kit to go with the hiragana alphas. In which case, indeed, there is no extra B key per language, I didn't want to add another 5 keys to the spacebar kit or make the alpha kits more expensive for everyone; I had in mind that people would use the blank 1u key in the spacebar kit.
Ah, I see. I forgot that your set has extensive non-Latin language support.

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 23:09:25 »
So glad you have Colevrak in all three color schemes!
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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 04 September 2020, 17:25:35 »


Kits are more than half way to MOQ already!
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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 10 September 2020, 19:03:01 »
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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 04:31:16 »
definitely getting this one!

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 05:32:20 »
Quick update on this sunny sunday (for me at least). We are almost at MOQ, it's safe to say that all kits will be made. Deskmats and the salvun keys need a bit of love but I'm working on things to get them produce no matter what (I know the salvun key is not listed on zFrontier, they have been a little slow at updating things over there recently, I'm working on that as well)

I'll be giving away an Alpha+modifiers+deskmat bundle on my discord later today (at around 10.00 PM CEST) so feel free to join us there - Join the discord by clicking the image bellow:

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 15:24:00 »


Hello everyone!

I am giving away a KAT Monochrome bundle (Alpha + Modifiers + Deskmat) on discord (click on the signature below) as well as two deskmats on reddit (click here for the reddit GA).



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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 12:56:40 »


Hello everyone!

We were at 85% and we are now close passed, 95% MOQ so once I get a final update from all vendors, MOQ should be met. In the meantime, two quick things:

1/ The Salvun keys are finally listed on zFrontier, sorry for those that waited to get them - available on the GB page

2/ The GA for the KAT Monochrome bundle (Alpha + Modifiers + Deskmat) is still live on discord and will be closed in 2 hours (click on the signature below) and same goes for the two deskmats on reddit (click here for the reddit GA).





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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 21 September 2020, 08:25:50 »
I'm proud to say that the Lividity x Monochrome raffle is now LIVE with not only 1, not 2, but THREE awesome colorways!

Make sure you get in!



Raffle is live, what are you waiting for?!
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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 04:11:30 »
Is this the same white as KAT Alpha or brighter?

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 04:49:25 »
Is this the same white as KAT Alpha or brighter?

Brighter :) This white has not been used on any current KAT keysets as far as I know :)

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 26 September 2020, 10:36:08 »
Any update on where the deskmats are for numbers?

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Re: [GB] KAT Monochrome
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 26 September 2020, 10:41:44 »
Hello everyone!

I am thrilled to invite you guys to the KAT MONOCHROME x GSK raffle tomorrow:



I will post the link here, on IG and on my discord. Make sure to follow the guys over at GSK, they have a raffle every Sunday!