Author Topic: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net  (Read 16609 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
[GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 14:01:18 »






Couple of builds and misc videos!
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/731585083
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/731792759



GB September 12, 10AM EST FCFS @ https://pearlboards.net
Hello everyone! Pandora is a premium, 60% full-isolation gasket mounted keyboard which uses USB-C, has a dedicated USB pass-through and a rear mounted rotary encoder. It features laser engraving, exotic PVD coated metals or polycarbonate, a hefty weight, and a beautiful curved side profile. The sides feature hollow winglets to shine RGB down onto your desk, and the 9.5į typing angle gives you a very unique typing experience. There are many different plate options to ensure you get the sound and feel you want. As a final touch, each board will come with a large micro-fiber cleaning cloth, and a premium USB-C cable. After a long interest check and 3 prototypes, the Pandora 60% GB is a few days away. 150-300 units, 50 Special Edition units, unlimited extras, FCFS. Every and ALL information is available at https://pearlboards.net
Read my Disclaimers and FAQ page please - https://pearlboards.net/pages/faq
Interest Check here - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107373.0
Full Album here - https://imgur.com/a/RopW514


Pandora Disclaimer
I want to extend a kind note to any newcomers that this is not a beginner friendly board. It requires patience, knowledge, and proper handling to ensure its proper function. I say this in regard to things such as but not limited to, aligning plates with gasket systems, not over-tightening polycarbonate parts, understanding which plates are best for you, properly using a hotswap pcb with the right switches, picking the right materials and combinations, and understanding how to build/program a custom board.

Special Thanks
  • Evy, selflessly taught me everything about pcb design. Literally the best.
  • Dingusxmcgee_, All rendering work
  • JordiJolimon(StrataKb), constant laser cutting prototype support
  • Robotical, Shadohhh, Kaazzeerr, Mangoes, irl support
  • FL Discord peeps and IG dm's, overall support
  • Bear Cable Co, Latrialum, collab support
  • Jetpacktuxedo, Olivia, MechMerlin, Taylor, QMK support
  • Mr. Keebs, Gondolindrim, Bisoromi, r4wromg, Pika, Nixytheria, Lulzthax, Crykn, design support
  • Everyone who helped keep me motivated on IG and who has supported me throughout the years
  • Exclusive, Riotonthebay, Walletburner, design inspirations

About Pandora
  • MX HHKB, ANSI, WKL case tops
  • ANSI, ISO, TSANGAN layouts
  • Split lshift, split rshift, split backspace and stepped caps on solder pcb
  • Hotswap PCB available in TSANGAN layout w/ normal backspace
  • 10u spacebar support
  • Latest USB C Daughterboard tech
  • USB 2.0 HUB
  • Rotary Encoder Knob button in the back. Push/rotate for things like volume, mute, page scroll etc
  • 9.5 degree typing angle
  • Big weight
  • Many colors, materials, finishes
  • Laser engraved accent pieces
  • Alu 6063 anodized or ecoated
  • Dyed Polycarbonate
  • "Full Isolation" Poron Gasket mounting system w/ 12 gaskets
  • Indicator led and under RGB
  • Alu, Brass, Stainless Steel, Pom, Polycarbonate, Fr4, Titanium plates
  • Ansi or Iso plates
  • Halfplate or Fullplate
  • Relief "meme" cuts on all halfplates
  • Flex cuts across pcb center
  • RGB Underglow but no in switch leds
  • EVA Foam dampening available for case and pcb/plate
  • Gold plated mounting hardware
  • Bear_Cable_Co cables

About Me

« Last Edit: Sun, 13 September 2020, 23:04:49 by Koobaczech »

Offline PikaJoyce

  • Posts: 128
YES!!!!!!! ITS HAPPENINNGGGGGGG

Offline beekey

  • Posts: 400
Oh boy, the one board I want to get this year!

Offline Shadohhh

  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Florida
Good Luck everyone!  :thumb:

Offline eniigma

  • Posts: 547
  • Location: USA
    • Storefront:
Hell yeah dude, glwgb!

Offline AidenHero

  • Posts: 5
  • Location: Canada
me: I want a keycult
mom: we have a keycult at home

keycult at home: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108524.0

Offline jayiskuhl

  • Posts: 33
Almost game time, can't wait!
Space65 CV | Rukia | gaff. 60 | Pandora

Offline Dubsadan

  • Posts: 7
  • Location: Canada

I want to extend a kind note to any newcomers that this is not a beginner friendly board. It requires patience, knowledge, and proper handling to ensure its proper function. I say this in regard to things such as but not limited to, aligning plates with gasket systems, not over-tightening polycarbonate parts, understanding which plates are best for you, properly using a hotswap pcb with the right switches, picking the right materials and combinations, and understanding how to build/program a custom board.


This is...condescending at best.

But glwgb.
« Last Edit: Tue, 08 September 2020, 15:57:16 by Dubsadan »

Offline danielucf

  • Horrible Mailman
  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 2472
  • Location: Orlando
  • Hmmmm beer.
10x Space bar ftw. I want it but my 60% boards see almost no use. Maybe an Alice layout with 10x space bar support is next.

Damnit I might get one anyways.
VE.A 67g Zealios | GH60 MX Clears |

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Thanks for the cheers fellas! Appreciate you all sticking through it till now :thumb:

I would also like to ask anyone to please keep the negative/snarky comments to yourself!

To address the disclaimer, I've heard many say this will be their first custom board. That makes me really happy, but I want everyone to understand that they need to be careful with this board because its complicated, limited, and not cheap. Its not a Taobao board you can just mess around with until it breaks and buy a replacement part off mech market. This is a limited preorder.

If anyone here truly thought that disclaimer was condescending, you absolutely missed the point of it, and I invite you to hop on the #help channel of many mechanical discords and see the questions first time builders are asking. Thats why the disclaimer was written. This board is available to everyone, and as such, its complexity needs to be addressed.

Offline DukeEsquire

  • Posts: 436
Sorry if I'm being an idiot, but what is the difference between the special editions and the regular editions?

There are the 2 party paint boards and there are "Mix and Match". For mix and match, are you choosing from the same colors as the regular GB, but you have the opportunity to mix and match the top, bottom, knob, weight...etc.? Does Special Edition open up any new colors or materials?

Are the special edition and regular edition boards all going on sale at the same time?
« Last Edit: Tue, 08 September 2020, 17:32:02 by DukeEsquire »

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Don't be sorry dude, glad you asked. Special edition lets you mix all available parts, not just top and bottom, plus allows you to pick a few more options and customize your badge. I will send you a google form after purchase where you can pick everything, and you get a hotswap pcb too. And they go on sale at the same time yes.

Party Paint is limited to 2 boards, and is a hand finish i do myself, seen here

Offline DukeEsquire

  • Posts: 436
Don't be sorry dude, glad you asked. Special edition lets you mix all available parts, not just top and bottom, plus allows you to pick a few more options and customize your badge. I will send you a google form after purchase where you can pick everything, and you get a hotswap pcb too. And they go on sale at the same time yes.

Party Paint is limited to 2 boards, and is a hand finish i do myself, seen here
Show Image


Cool, thanks for the clarification.

I'm going to shoot for the party paint. Fingers crossed.

Edit: What kind of paint do you use for that?

Offline Diamagisk

  • Posts: 8
Awesome to see we've reached this stage, I'll be camping out a few hours before the website opens to make sure I get in there quickly! Goodluck to Koob and everyone else.

I know this might be a bit annoying Koob but is it possible to get a bit of weight breakdown of things like the SS plate by themselves/Cases by themselves ect  so we can see what each config would be like in terms of how heavy the board would be?

Sorry if this is a bit too much hassle.


Offline darthcapn

  • Posts: 43
Have been watching this board for quite some time, made up my mind on several colors and after a lot of discussion with Koob, I can say that I am ready for this tsunami to hit me wherever it wishes to. You the man!

Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk


Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Hey Koob, glad this made it to the GB list! In light of script kiddies using bots ruining the fun of GBs, would you consider only posting the product link for the actual purchase like at the time of the GB? This way the URL page is not stashed and prepped for bot.  Or do you already have a plan to mitigate that?
Cheers! GLWGB. I hope the board goes out to people who wants it, and not aftermarket sellers.
« Last Edit: Tue, 08 September 2020, 18:58:42 by zedbraxmen »

Offline Dubsadan

  • Posts: 7
  • Location: Canada
Thanks for the cheers fellas! Appreciate you all sticking through it till now :thumb:

I would also like to ask anyone to please keep the negative/snarky comments to yourself!

To address the disclaimer, I've heard many say this will be their first custom board. That makes me really happy, but I want everyone to understand that they need to be careful with this board because its complicated, limited, and not cheap. Its not a Taobao board you can just mess around with until it breaks and buy a replacement part off mech market. This is a limited preorder.

If anyone here truly thought that disclaimer was condescending, you absolutely missed the point of it, and I invite you to hop on the #help channel of many mechanical discords and see the questions first time builders are asking. Thats why the disclaimer was written. This board is available to everyone, and as such, its complexity needs to be addressed.

Alright friend. To be fair, you describe your board in unambiguously elitist terms, so I find it a bit troubling that you're also taking the mantle of protector and educator of newcomers for yourself.  I spend lots of time on various discords answering questions where I feel I can help, and being just a couple years into this world myself I think I have a good sense what parts of this hobby are confusing to newcomers. What stands out most for me among newcomers is that they are often intimidated by things that are not (or should not be) intimidating. I don't doubt that you've also done lots of educating of newcomers in your time, but this GB is not one of those times.

The trouble with your "disclaimer" is that in an effort to reinforce the explicitly elitist marketing narrative, you are trying to give those same newcomers the impression that there is something unusually difficult and complex about this board. There isn't. Instead you're just contributing to the intimidation factor faced by newcomers.

Following your logic, the NK65 Entry should also have some kind of disclaimer for beginners, because it involves understanding how to "program a custom board" (is that what we're calling using VIA now?), "properly using a hotswap PCB" (does the hotswap on your PCB require some special pushing technique?), and "not over-tightening polycarbonate parts" (just in case beginners aren't sufficiently intimidated, they should be scared when using a screwdriver). Don't even get me started on "picking the right materials and combinations", as if there are wrong combinations for beginners to avoid. If there are actual unique complexities about this board then I stand to be corrected, but nothing apparent from the GB or IC.

It's all well and good to market your board with a particular "luxury" angle - I actually think it's well done in your case and I have no doubt your board will be well received. But you can do so without reinforcing silly myths about how certain aspects of this hobby are beyond the reach of mere beginners.  I stand by the condescending description - it's condescending not just to the intelligence of the average beginner, but also to all the other boards out there with basically the same features and no "disclaimers" warning about their special complexity. Now that I think about it, it may be intentional, sort of like how the salesperson at Saks asks me if I'm lost when I go in to browse the shoe selection.

Anyway, I won't clog up your GB any further. I wish you all the best and I genuinely look forward to your next board!


Offline Shadohhh

  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Florida

Alright friend. To be fair, you describe your board in unambiguously elitist terms, so I find it a bit troubling that you're also taking the mantle of protector and educator of newcomers for yourself.  I spend lots of time on various discords answering questions where I feel I can help, and being just a couple years into this world myself I think I have a good sense what parts of this hobby are confusing to newcomers. What stands out most for me among newcomers is that they are often intimidated by things that are not (or should not be) intimidating. I don't doubt that you've also done lots of educating of newcomers in your time, but this GB is not one of those times.

The trouble with your "disclaimer" is that in an effort to reinforce the explicitly elitist marketing narrative, you are trying to give those same newcomers the impression that there is something unusually difficult and complex about this board. There isn't. Instead you're just contributing to the intimidation factor faced by newcomers.

Following your logic, the NK65 Entry should also have some kind of disclaimer for beginners, because it involves understanding how to "program a custom board" (is that what we're calling using VIA now?), "properly using a hotswap PCB" (does the hotswap on your PCB require some special pushing technique?), and "not over-tightening polycarbonate parts" (just in case beginners aren't sufficiently intimidated, they should be scared when using a screwdriver). Don't even get me started on "picking the right materials and combinations", as if there are wrong combinations for beginners to avoid. If there are actual unique complexities about this board then I stand to be corrected, but nothing apparent from the GB or IC.

It's all well and good to market your board with a particular "luxury" angle - I actually think it's well done in your case and I have no doubt your board will be well received. But you can do so without reinforcing silly myths about how certain aspects of this hobby are beyond the reach of mere beginners.  I stand by the condescending description - it's condescending not just to the intelligence of the average beginner, but also to all the other boards out there with basically the same features and no "disclaimers" warning about their special complexity. Now that I think about it, it may be intentional, sort of like how the salesperson at Saks asks me if I'm lost when I go in to browse the shoe selection.

Anyway, I won't clog up your GB any further. I wish you all the best and I genuinely look forward to your next board!

I would define this as slightly more complex than a normal keyboard being sold. I agree that plugging in 4 JST connectors is easy but then again it may be a surprise for some. It is just a disclaimer to encourage anyone wanting to purchase the board that there are some unique components and to do your research before buying.

Offline lush_bunny

  • Posts: 350
  • Location: Philippines
  • CLACK CLACK M**********R
My body is ready.

Offline tnsw

  • Posts: 5
Is it possible to add extra parts to the cart beforehand?  I'm afraid the keyboards may sell out while I put them in my cart.

Offline KingOfMemes

  • Posts: 760
  • Location: Murica, the best country in the world
Is it possible to add extra parts to the cart beforehand?  I'm afraid the keyboards may sell out while I put them in my cart.
I'm sleeping on the extras on this one. I don't want to get cart jacked

Offline nathanchere

  • Posts: 469

I want to extend a kind note to any newcomers that this is not a beginner friendly board. It requires patience, knowledge, and proper handling to ensure its proper function. I say this in regard to things such as but not limited to, aligning plates with gasket systems, not over-tightening polycarbonate parts, understanding which plates are best for you, properly using a hotswap pcb with the right switches, picking the right materials and combinations, and understanding how to build/program a custom board.


This is...condescending at best.

But glwgb.

100% disagree. There would be far fewer frustrated group buy customers if people took the time to give people a realistic impression of the challenges they're buying into, and I [edit]can't[/edit] imagine it being phrased any more politely than has been done already without becoming condescending in the process.
« Last Edit: Wed, 09 September 2020, 09:02:17 by nathanchere »

Offline KingOfMemes

  • Posts: 760
  • Location: Murica, the best country in the world

I want to extend a kind note to any newcomers that this is not a beginner friendly board. It requires patience, knowledge, and proper handling to ensure its proper function. I say this in regard to things such as but not limited to, aligning plates with gasket systems, not over-tightening polycarbonate parts, understanding which plates are best for you, properly using a hotswap pcb with the right switches, picking the right materials and combinations, and understanding how to build/program a custom board.


This is...condescending at best.

But glwgb.

100% disagree. There would be far fewer frustrated group buy customers if people took the time to give people a realistic impression of the challenges they're buying into, and I imagine it being phrased any more politely than has been done already without becoming condescending in the process.
This thing is "The 1 percent of 60%'s". I thought we were all here to be elitist and condescending. I thought that was the point

Offline jacky

  • Posts: 380
  • Location: UK
I am fan of Exclusive , nice e6v2:thumb:



Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
I see you're a fan of the TGR Alice as well :thumb:

Offline lush_bunny

  • Posts: 350
  • Location: Philippines
  • CLACK CLACK M**********R
Is it possible to add extra parts to the cart beforehand?  I'm afraid the keyboards may sell out while I put them in my cart.
I'm sleeping on the extras on this one. I don't want to get cart jacked

I share your concern. I want the damn White POM plate so bad, but I feel I'll get the rug pulled out under me at the last second. :(

Offline lanyusea

  • Posts: 329
I am fan of Exclusive , nice e6v2:thumb:

Show Image


then I realized why it looks such familiar at my first sight.

especially the nameplate and middle pieces

 :blank: :blank: :blank:
HHKB Type-s / 4x KMAC Happy / 3x Duck Viper v1 / 2x Duck Viper v2 / Duck TCV3 / Red Scarf 77 / 2x Infinity 60 / 2x ALF HHKB / LZ-CE / FJELL / Canoe / Canoe PC / Canoe FE / ARES Prototype / 2x Ares / LC-CLSh / TX60 / YODA2 / E6-V2 / E6-V2 FE / CAMP LC60 / 2x EM 7 / 4x Leaf 60 / UHK / Project F / Polaris / 4x Duck Viper v3 / TX60 v2 / Thermal / Plenty of keycaps

Offline Shadohhh

  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Florida
Groupbuy starts in 2 days!

Offline Diamagisk

  • Posts: 8
Any chance that if we quickly get a board to secure our position, that we can have extra plate/PCB merged into our original order and not have to pay shipping twice?

Offline ninjacore

  • Posts: 303
Any chance that if we quickly get a board to secure our position, that we can have extra plate/PCB merged into our original order and not have to pay shipping twice?

+1

Offline nihonjam

  • Posts: 3
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
Looking forward to this and have my alarm set.

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Any chance that if we quickly get a board to secure our position, that we can have extra plate/PCB merged into our original order and not have to pay shipping twice?

+1 on this.
I don't know if this is going to be a hassle, but maybe Koob can consider to email folks that has secured a spot and ask if they want to buy extras (in a google form or something).

Offline foo4542

  • Posts: 21
  • Location: Earth
Any estimated timeline?
Edit: nvm, found in the listing on the website - 4-8 Months.
« Last Edit: Fri, 11 September 2020, 08:28:30 by foo4542 »

Offline m1raz

  • Posts: 39
The price seems not right in each kits if I choose different plate materials, steel+$30 and brass+$20, should be like that.

Offline Olaipai

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Norway
Waaait, what happened on your website? I could add the Pandora and check out? I pressed confirmed and suddenly it was sold out? I thought the GB didn't launch yet?  :eek:


Offline Diamagisk

  • Posts: 8
Waaait, what happened on your website? I could add the Pandora and check out? I pressed confirmed and suddenly it was sold out? I thought the GB didn't launch yet?  :eek:

Most likely just setting things up like allowing people to add PCBs/Plates before the buy.

Offline Olaipai

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Norway
Waaait, what happened on your website? I could add the Pandora and check out? I pressed confirmed and suddenly it was sold out? I thought the GB didn't launch yet?  :eek:

Most likely just setting things up like allowing people to add PCBs/Plates before the buy.

That does make sense. I noticed it just went live again. Hopefully this goes smooth.

Any idea if the shipping price we see on checkout is the actual pricing off it? Over 90$ in shipping is very expensive (but, I am located across the world I guess).

Offline RexKorp

  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Sweden
Waaait, what happened on your website? I could add the Pandora and check out? I pressed confirmed and suddenly it was sold out? I thought the GB didn't launch yet?  :eek:

Most likely just setting things up like allowing people to add PCBs/Plates before the buy.

That does make sense. I noticed it just went live again. Hopefully this goes smooth.

Any idea if the shipping price we see on checkout is the actual pricing off it? Over 90$ in shipping is very expensive (but, I am located across the world I guess).

Also got ~95 USD in shipping (Sweden). Really hoping it's not correct. Shipping + customs is going to be close to (if not over) 300 USD, price of a decent mid-tier board :confused:

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Hey fellas! Couple of things. If you are more comfortable buying a kit first and then adding the stuff second, be my guest. But it will make it very hard for me to organize orders that way!

Sites been taking a tiny amount of orders for friends and family ~10. Shopify has a reserve feature but apparently it doesn't work if you can check out. But I password protected the site for now lol.

As for shipping, imagine an 8lb large box, and then tack on insurance up to $800 for each order. It adds up a lot.

I'll add more info soon tonight, thank you all!

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Everyone. Here are some tips for tomorrow, and for the coming days.

Site will be password protected hours before buy. The password will be on the landing page, next to the password box.

PayPal is disabled. No one wants this buy to be locked up because of funds, so it's a smart move.

There will be a random captcha on entering your required phone number during checkout. Have your phone on you.

Making an account on my site will help you checkout fast.

I don't expect Party Paint Edition to last at all, or Mix and Match Editions to last long either, I'm sorry.

As for the other kits, goodluck and have fun!

I will be using a Shopify app to limit maximum order quantities. I've tested it a little but I pray it works well. If it doesn't work well and bots or whatever spiral out of control, it will be a scary outcome for the buy or extend fulfillment time.

All extras are unlimited. If I have to combine your order I will take a cut refunding your extra shipping as refunding incurs charges on my end.

Give me lots of time to answer emails, dms, pms and thread messages please. I imagine there will be kit changes, refunds, and things coming.


Thanks all,
Koob

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Everyone. Here are some tips for tomorrow, and for the coming days.

Site will be password protected hours before buy. The password will be on the landing page, next to the password box.

PayPal is disabled. No one wants this buy to be locked up because of funds, so it's a smart move.

There will be a random captcha on entering your required phone number during checkout. Have your phone on you.

Making an account on my site will help you checkout fast.

I don't expect Party Paint Edition to last at all, or Mix and Match Editions to last long either, I'm sorry.

As for the other kits, goodluck and have fun!

I will be using a Shopify app to limit maximum order quantities. I've tested it a little but I pray it works well. If it doesn't work well and bots or whatever spiral out of control, it will be a scary outcome for the buy or extend fulfillment time.

All extras are unlimited. If I have to combine your order I will take a cut refunding your extra shipping as refunding incurs charges on my end.

Give me lots of time to answer emails, dms, pms and thread messages please. I imagine there will be kit changes, refunds, and things coming.


Thanks all,
Koob


Great bot-bash preventive measure! Wish ya'll good luck w/ the GB!

Offline RexKorp

  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Sweden
Can you remove the password for now so that we can create an account?

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Yes sir, open for you again. Thank you for your patience

Offline DomAndretti

  • Posts: 8
That Poly-carbonate is so beautiful  :-*. I wish I had the funds because the FOMO is going to haunt me for a while.

Offline lush_bunny

  • Posts: 350
  • Location: Philippines
  • CLACK CLACK M**********R

Site will be password protected hours before buy. The password will be on the landing page, next to the password box.

PayPal is disabled. No one wants this buy to be locked up because of funds, so it's a smart move.


Dumb questions:

  • This password is separate from your account password? Do you have to input this password and then log in with your account?
  • Dumber question... PayPal disabled, so we can straight up use credit cards yes?

Fingers crossed for this baby.

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
1. Yes, its a site password.
2. Yes! Or Apple Pay, etc etc
 :thumb:

Offline neoCobweb

  • Posts: 26
Hey Koob! Quick question: So the time for the buy is 10AM EST, but most EST places are EDT right now(including florida) so I just want to confirm that it is 10AM EST and not 10AM EDT :)

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
EST :p For reference its 11:13 right now here

Offline RexKorp

  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Sweden
I really hope I can snag one!

Is it possible to add an additional name badge? It'd be nice to get custom engraving but honestly, I'd be fine with a blank one so that I can get it engraved.

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
I'm sure you will be able to get one Rex! Also I'm sorry about Sweden shipping that's rough x! And sure man. I guess I wouldn't mind doing that. But you'd need to message me a lot and be on top of me so I don't forget pleaseee!

Offline surreal19

  • Posts: 11
hey koob, in the first picture from the IC post is that space grey or a is that color not being released?

Offline Tyler

  • Posts: 14
Theres a Florida discord?  :eek:

Offline SampatBunny

  • Posts: 5
Can't wait.

Offline RexKorp

  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Sweden
I'm sure you will be able to get one Rex! Also I'm sorry about Sweden shipping that's rough x! And sure man. I guess I wouldn't mind doing that. But you'd need to message me a lot and be on top of me so I don't forget pleaseee!

Will do! :D

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Hey Koob, i know this is a bit late in the game here, but could you take a photo of the space gray color? I think you showcased it in the type test video, but having a hard time imagining what it'll look like overall.
Thanks!

Offline nathanchere

  • Posts: 469
Counting down the minutes now...

Offline SampatBunny

  • Posts: 5
Another 2 hours.

Offline lush_bunny

  • Posts: 350
  • Location: Philippines
  • CLACK CLACK M**********R

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Morning everyone! Eta 30min!

This is the Space Gray, its one of my prototypes!

Offline ludd3

  • Posts: 21
  • Location: sweden
OOOFFF the 10u attack  :D

Offline xungc

  • Posts: 4
Getting nervous, hoping i can get a keyboard. Good luck everyone.  :D


Offline Diamagisk

  • Posts: 8
Trigger fingers ready

Offline nathanchere

  • Posts: 469
running late?

Offline ludd3

  • Posts: 21
  • Location: sweden
Green wkl with stainless steel here  :D

Offline nathanchere

  • Posts: 469
OK it worked now, order placed... but holy ****, $91 shipping to Australia too :/

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Yay! Got one!

Offline Diamagisk

  • Posts: 8
Secured, nice! Space Gray WKL with Stainless steel!

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
OK it worked now, order placed... but holy ****, $91 shipping to Australia too :/

Me too m8, me too to SEA.

Offline beerafffe1

  • Posts: 88
$43 FL tax lol. Maybe I can just drive to Koob and pick up the board when ready :blank:

Offline YoungTerror

  • Posts: 1
Yeah i got $33 in shipping and i live in florida  :eek:

Offline beekey

  • Posts: 400
So happy I got one.  :D :thumb:

Offline Little4Real

  • Posts: 124
I ended up securing an E-white standard layout with SS accents/weight, and the shipping was insane for me as well. I live in the USA and it was still $43  :eek:

Offline jayiskuhl

  • Posts: 33
Got the SE :) so stoked!
Space65 CV | Rukia | gaff. 60 | Pandora

Offline Axariel

  • Posts: 25
Got in for the mix n match. Will we get a survey to make our choices? And is there a deadline for buying extras?

Offline RexKorp

  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Sweden
Anyone else getting Card was declined?
Card works fine (made another purchase like an hour ago)

Offline foo4542

  • Posts: 21
  • Location: Earth
Anyone else getting Card was declined?
Card works fine (made another purchase like an hour ago)
Same issue here. I got 2 Mastercard - one worked, one didn't. Not sure if it's my end or Shopify end.

Offline RexKorp

  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Sweden
Anyone else getting Card was declined?
Card works fine (made another purchase like an hour ago)
Same issue here. I got 2 Mastercard - one worked, one didn't. Not sure if it's my end or Shopify end.

Damn it, only have the one card :S

Offline youngbaby

  • Posts: 4
I ended up securing an E-white standard layout with SS accents/weight, and the shipping was insane for me as well. I live in the USA and it was still $43  :eek:

Isn't this a typical shipping cost for an insured 10lb box? I just sent something a couple weeks ago of a similar weight and it cost about that much.

Anyways I got a SE, stoked.

Offline mudfins

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Hong Kong/Chicago
PC Card declined but Apple Pay worked. But kinda want a blank or custom badge now


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
I think you guys stressed out Shopify! Its so slow!!

Offline surreal19

  • Posts: 11
if your card is declining you must use a different email address

Offline FionaC

  • Posts: 6
One extra PCB and one extra plate also cost $77.91 to ship to Asia....
I know Koob mentioned that you could combine orders with a fee, may I know how much would that fee be?
If it's just a small amount I would like to order extra but if it's a significant amount I will pass

Offline OKFNJesse

  • Posts: 1
  • Location: New York, NY
Picked up a WKL White with Brass.  Beyond stoked to build this out

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
I can combine orders, ill just take a few dollars. Whatever the refund is worth!

Offline thatsadmummy

  • Posts: 13
PM'd because I selected the wrong top in my morning rush  :-[  If it's easier since the buy is still going happy to place a second order and eat the cost of the partial refund on the first one

Offline iArson

  • Posts: 431
  • Location: United States
I got in an order for party paint. Didn't verify shipping information but it's incorrect. How can I change that down the line?

Should have asked this prior but is there a risk of the paint chipping after the fact?

Sent from my SM-N976V using Tapatalk


Offline KingsofLeon

  • Posts: 8
  • Location: Singapore
Party paint no longer available? I still see it as coming soon.

Offline Drakenocas

  • Posts: 49
Anyone else getting Card was declined?
Card works fine (made another purchase like an hour ago)
Same issue here. I got 2 Mastercard - one worked, one didn't. Not sure if it's my end or Shopify end.

Anyone else getting Card was declined?
Card works fine (made another purchase like an hour ago)

PC Card declined but Apple Pay worked. But kinda want a blank or custom badge now


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Y'all probably have a daily cap on your debit/credit cards.  You can get rid of that issue by calling your bank and having it increased.  Most banks keep it to 750-1,500 a day cause of thieves.

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Any floridian purchasers please PM me! We can work something out :)

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Hey Koob, I'm not very well educated with shipping cost at all because they vary so much. Can you help me understand why it costs 90 dollars?
Not complaining, just genuinely curious. Thanks!

Really excited for my board!

Offline mudfins

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Hong Kong/Chicago
Rip forgot to specify if ANSI or ISO

Offline FionaC

  • Posts: 6
I can combine orders, ill just take a few dollars. Whatever the refund is worth!
Great! Ordered and dropped you a message so you could process it in your own time :)

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Rip forgot to specify if ANSI or ISO

The soldered (default) PCB should support it, no?

Offline mudfins

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Hong Kong/Chicago
Rip forgot to specify if ANSI or ISO

The soldered (default) PCB should support it, no?

I hope its ANSI lol

Offline ninjacore

  • Posts: 303
Hey fellas! Couple of things. If you are more comfortable buying a kit first and then adding the stuff second, be my guest. But it will make it very hard for me to organize orders that way!

Sites been taking a tiny amount of orders for friends and family ~10. Shopify has a reserve feature but apparently it doesn't work if you can check out. But I password protected the site for now lol.

As for shipping, imagine an 8lb large box, and then tack on insurance up to $800 for each order. It adds up a lot.

I'll add more info soon tonight, thank you all!

Hey Koob, I'm not very well educated with shipping cost at all because they vary so much. Can you help me understand why it costs 90 dollars?
Not complaining, just genuinely curious. Thanks!

Really excited for my board!

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Rip forgot to specify if ANSI or ISO

The soldered (default) PCB should support it, no?

I hope its ANSI lol

I just checked the product page, it supports both layouts.

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Hey fellas! Couple of things. If you are more comfortable buying a kit first and then adding the stuff second, be my guest. But it will make it very hard for me to organize orders that way!

Sites been taking a tiny amount of orders for friends and family ~10. Shopify has a reserve feature but apparently it doesn't work if you can check out. But I password protected the site for now lol.

As for shipping, imagine an 8lb large box, and then tack on insurance up to $800 for each order. It adds up a lot.

I'll add more info soon tonight, thank you all!

Hey Koob, I'm not very well educated with shipping cost at all because they vary so much. Can you help me understand why it costs 90 dollars?
Not complaining, just genuinely curious. Thanks!

Really excited for my board!

Thanks for the clarification, i totally missed that message.

Offline ninjacore

  • Posts: 303
No problem. $80-90 for something this size with insurance is pretty good. Same for $33 in the US. Insurance is pretty expensive

Offline mudfins

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Hong Kong/Chicago
Rip forgot to specify if ANSI or ISO

The soldered (default) PCB should support it, no?

I hope its ANSI lol

I just checked the product page, it supports both layouts.

Fairly sure its either a ISO or ANSI PCB. Only noticed this when I was going to buy an extra PCB to store

Offline Drakenocas

  • Posts: 49
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #100 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 09:43:10 »
Can't wait to build this one.  I am generally not a fan of the 60%, but this looks amazing.

Got a standard ansi black with stainless trim, stainless steel plate, white ansi pcb with an extra aluminum plate and hotswap PCB.  I really, really liked all the polycarb colors and it was causing OCD.  Maybe if there is a next time. 

I look forward to a day hopefully between January through May. 

Offline lerntospel

  • Posts: 1
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #101 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 09:46:34 »
Rip forgot to specify if ANSI or ISO

The soldered (default) PCB should support it, no?

I hope its ANSI lol

I just checked the product page, it supports both layouts.

Fairly sure its either a ISO or ANSI PCB. Only noticed this when I was going to buy an extra PCB to store

PCB supports either, you are looking at/thinking about the plate, which will only support one or the other

Offline RexKorp

  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Sweden
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #102 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 09:47:27 »
Koobaczech, any way I can use Paypal? I've tried my own card + my brothers now and both just fails. Tried using Apple Pay and Google Pay, same thing. There's for sure money on the card and I called the bank and there's no limit (only if you withdraw cash).

Offline mudfins

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Hong Kong/Chicago
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #103 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 09:47:55 »
Rip forgot to specify if ANSI or ISO

The soldered (default) PCB should support it, no?

I hope its ANSI lol

I just checked the product page, it supports both layouts.

Fairly sure its either a ISO or ANSI PCB. Only noticed this when I was going to buy an extra PCB to store

PCB supports either, you are looking at/thinking about the plate, which will only support one or the other

oh yeah, my bad, kinda late over here

Offline iArson

  • Posts: 431
  • Location: United States
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #104 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 10:03:54 »
Koobaczech, any way I can use Paypal? I've tried my own card + my brothers now and both just fails. Tried using Apple Pay and Google Pay, same thing. There's for sure money on the card and I called the bank and there's no limit (only if you withdraw cash).
Link PayPal to Google play. It's how I did it.

Sent from my SM-N976V using Tapatalk


Offline Knocking

  • Posts: 13
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #105 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 10:15:16 »
Was here at 7am sharp to grab pink PC w/stainless steel, but I guess I didn't need to do all that lol. Can't wait to build it!

Offline Gnarled

  • Posts: 10
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #106 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 10:21:36 »
Was here at 7am sharp to grab pink PC w/stainless steel, but I guess I didn't need to do all that lol. Can't wait to build it!

Yeah I woke up 50 minutes late thinking I'd burnt my chance but seems surprisingly calm. 😅 Guess that's what happens when there's no Discord or Reddit marketing.

Offline Little4Real

  • Posts: 124
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #107 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 10:23:44 »
Was here at 7am sharp to grab pink PC w/stainless steel, but I guess I didn't need to do all that lol. Can't wait to build it!

Yeah I woke up 50 minutes late thinking I'd burnt my chance but seems surprisingly calm. 😅 Guess that's what happens when there's no Discord or Reddit marketing.

Yeah we would've been screwed if this had been on Reddit or Discord

Offline Diamagisk

  • Posts: 8
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #108 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 10:25:18 »
Wouldn't mind a discord after the fact though, where us purchasers can hang out and maybe get some information Koob doesn't feel warrants a post or something.

Offline Axariel

  • Posts: 25
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #109 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 10:51:08 »
I am thinking that the password protection and checkout captcha was the hero we need.

Offline nihonjam

  • Posts: 3
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #110 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 10:52:27 »
I somehow was confused on the time but thankfully got in (shipping was like whoa but that comes with the territory!). Looking forward to getting it!

Offline RexKorp

  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Sweden
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #111 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 10:54:07 »
So bummed I'm propably gonna miss this due to the stupid payment issues  :'(

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #112 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 10:55:04 »
I am thinking that the password protection and checkout captcha was the hero we need.

I actually didn't get a captcha check on checkout nor a phone number confirmation, just the initial password protection (which indeed was super useful).

Offline Jraybo

  • Posts: 4
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #113 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 11:03:19 »
Hi, Had a strange one, I ordered the SE edition and got an email confirmation., however I then received a txt from my bank to say the transaction to say the payment has been declined so not sure if my orders going to get cancelled or not, is there anyway I can check the order to make sure its ok, I did receive a confirmation of the order so not sure?

Offline kriegar

  • Posts: 3
  • Location: New York
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #114 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 11:06:55 »
Exciting! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Offline mudfins

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Hong Kong/Chicago
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #115 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 11:17:04 »
Hi, Had a strange one, I ordered the SE edition and got an email confirmation., however I then received a txt from my bank to say the transaction to say the payment has been declined so not sure if my orders going to get cancelled or not, is there anyway I can check the order to make sure its ok, I did receive a confirmation of the order so not sure?

Your order probably didn't go through. Shopify doesn't detect problems.

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #116 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 11:18:32 »
Friends, thank you so much for all the support and for joining. We have two people reviewing everything via email, Ig, Discord and Shopify. Any questions or concerns just email me at pearlboards@gmail.com and I'll get to them :) Today and tomorrow I've dedicated to you guys and the buy, so will eventually get to your message or email or DM!

Offline Gnarled

  • Posts: 10
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #117 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 12:43:42 »
Friends, thank you so much for all the support and for joining. We have two people reviewing everything via email, Ig, Discord and Shopify. Any questions or concerns just email me at pearlboards@gmail.com and I'll get to them :) Today and tomorrow I've dedicated to you guys and the buy, so will eventually get to your message or email or DM!

Ooh we can contact you via Discord? What's the handle? 👀

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #118 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 13:13:50 »
Koobaczech #2471  :D

Offline Rumblehotep

  • Posts: 442
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #119 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:07:05 »
Polycarb is my weakness
Tiffany Blue is also my weakness
So I guess I'm buying Shoko now
Thanks I think

Offline ninjacore

  • Posts: 303
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #120 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 19:09:54 »
I’m honestly stunned that this GB is still open. Thought it would sell out immediately.
« Last Edit: Sat, 12 September 2020, 21:29:21 by ninjacore »

Offline StingrayShuffle

  • Posts: 4
  • Location: USA
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #121 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 19:16:39 »
I agree that a Discord for those that purchased the Pandora would be beneficial.

Offline SampatBunny

  • Posts: 5
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #122 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 21:20:33 »
WHY IS THE GB STILL OPEN?! CLOSE IT! WE WANT EXCLUSIVITY!!

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #123 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 22:08:55 »
Hey friends! Finally caught up with everything :] Orders are at around 250, lots of extras! Thank you everyone whos joined so far, been wonderful! Lets talk about some things!

I wanted to get this board out to 150-300 people

I wanted it to go to those who want it as well. I've said that many times in my Interest Check. Its why I captcha'd the cart and password protected the site

As this board was marketed to the 1%, only the 1% have joined :cool:

I think that were all used to the same typical GB's that feature the same designs, get botted and run for seconds. This buy was definitely not that, and I built it up like that as well from the start. Back in the day, the keyboard group buys that I was around used to run for months, and while most people would attribute it to something like there being less people in the community, I'd like to think that its because the designs were more unique back then and not appealed to the masses. I said it many times in my IC that I expected the buy to be relaxed and not frantic haha!

I'm more than appreciative that everyone had a chance to join, pick out things comfortably, and enjoy a relaxed well put together drop. MOQ+ was hit in a day, and I'm giving the rest a chance to join before locking it up!

In the following days I will work on a Discord as well! :]

HOWEVER, GB will be locked by MONDAY, and I will work on organizing and placing orders with the appropriate manus shortly after!

Thanks all,
Koob

Offline Drakenocas

  • Posts: 49
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #124 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 23:22:39 »
Iím honestly stunned that this GB is still open.

He killed bots buying for people while they were at work, etc.  I am surprised it is still open as well, but it is fall in the middle of a pandemic. I wish I had enough money to have purchased two now.  I am starting to think I may have preferred that polycarbonate.  I technically like a few colors only of a product, but I really liked all of them on this buy.  They were all well chosen. 

Offline VagueOrigin

  • Posts: 81
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #125 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 23:45:42 »
Could I add a plate to my order? I had a change of mind to try out another option for the first time.

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk


Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #126 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 23:57:33 »
Sure! Any order changes or addons just email me at pearlboards@gmail.com and I can easily make the changes! :] No need to cancel and reorder or combine orders :thumb:

Offline VagueOrigin

  • Posts: 81
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #127 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 00:03:36 »
Sure! Any order changes or addons just email me at pearlboards@gmail.com and I can easily make the changes! :] No need to cancel and reorder or combine orders :thumb:
Thanks! Just shot you an email.

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk


Offline darthcapn

  • Posts: 43
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #128 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 02:45:09 »
Hey koob, did I tell you that you're awesome!!??!!

Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk


Offline PaultheSloth

  • Posts: 52
  • Location: Singapore
  • JW Double Black
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #129 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 08:56:49 »
Sure! Any order changes or addons just email me at pearlboards@gmail.com and I can easily make the changes! :] No need to cancel and reorder or combine orders :thumb:

Just sent you an email to see if some changes can be made !
Polaris|Leaf60|QXP|DC60|Planck|SKB60|Tokyo60|UT-47|AnnePro

Offline KingOfMemes

  • Posts: 760
  • Location: Murica, the best country in the world
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #130 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 09:19:09 »
Iím honestly stunned that this GB is still open.

He killed bots buying for people while they were at work, etc.  I am surprised it is still open as well, but it is fall in the middle of a pandemic. I wish I had enough money to have purchased two now.  I am starting to think I may have preferred that polycarbonate.  I technically like a few colors only of a product, but I really liked all of them on this buy.  They were all well chosen.
lol this has nothing to do with bots. Nobody botted this release. The product sat forever. The reason it was easy to cop is because there is good supply to demand.

Offline ninjacore

  • Posts: 303
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #131 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 09:43:48 »
Regardless of the reasons, Iím glad I was able to get in. Excited for this one :)

Offline KingOfMemes

  • Posts: 760
  • Location: Murica, the best country in the world
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #132 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 09:48:15 »
Regardless of the reasons, Iím glad I was able to get in. Excited for this one :)
Same. Great board, and props to pearlboards for the good run. Not needing to stop bots is a GOOD thing for everyone. Supply and demand meeting 1:1 is hard to do and very good.

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #133 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 10:57:33 »
Morning friends!! Thanks as always for everything! Just small announcement, catching up on order changes and addons. But,

Will close the GB tonight, extras and all!

That gives me a good amount of time to export everything and send it over to the manus on time so that this gets started!

Friends, no cancellations after tonight! Simply post here that you would be liking to sell your spot or just resell it after it comes! If you give up a spot, I can edit it all in Shopify and fix kits, shipping, whatever. This will just make it easier for all of us If I don't need to be hand editing any excel sheets.

Back to work! -Koobs

Offline RexKorp

  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Sweden
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #134 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 12:49:24 »
Koobaczech do you know approximately the max length for a cable that the keyboard supports?

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #135 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 12:56:03 »
Hey Rex! While I have no idea, I can only assume that any normal cable used by us enthusiasts should be fine. The hub is low consumption, there are only 12 RGB leds on the pcb, and no top leds. So not bad overall :eek:

Offline astudler

  • Posts: 2
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #136 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 13:34:14 »
How do I get the pwd to access the webpage?


Gesendet von iPad mit Tapatalk

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #137 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 13:38:25 »
Password is pandora , and you can enter it in the box on the top right corner :]

Offline r4bbl3d4bbl3

  • Posts: 140
  • Location: USA
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #138 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 15:25:28 »
Will close the GB tonight, extras and all!

Dang, you hit your cap already? Nice.

Offline astudler

  • Posts: 2
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #139 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 15:46:48 »
Password is pandora , and you can enter it in the box on the top right corner :]
Thanks, ordered and looking forward to test it


Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk

Offline RexKorp

  • Posts: 15
  • Location: Sweden
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #140 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 16:55:36 »
Hey Rex! While I have no idea, I can only assume that any normal cable used by us enthusiasts should be fine. The hub is low consumption, there are only 12 RGB leds on the pcb, and no top leds. So not bad overall :eek:

Nice, the hub being power hungry was my main "concern".

Offline Curin Derwin

  • Posts: 53
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Opens Sept 12 10AM EST FCFS @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #141 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 19:51:31 »
I'm in for a blue one. I'm liking the all Stainless Steel look.

Offline surreal19

  • Posts: 11
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closes tonight at 12 @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #142 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 19:57:02 »
thanks for the groupbuy! cant wait to build it :)

Offline Olaipai

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Norway
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closes tonight at 12 @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #143 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 22:33:43 »
Man, I was soo ready to join this. But I just can't stand behind the insane 130$ shipping and the thought of the taxes and import fees in my country... I just can't justify 1300$ at this point... Big sad..
I'm really jealous of all you other guys getting to join in on this amazing keyboard! Thank you Koob for this keyboard and good luck with the groupbuy!!!
« Last Edit: Sun, 13 September 2020, 22:49:36 by Olaipai »

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closes tonight at 12 @ pearlboards.net
« Reply #144 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 23:04:29 »
Thank you to everyone who joined ;] GB is closed!

In the following days I will be

- Getting everything sorted for the manus!
- Making a Discord!
- Releasing statistics on orders and extras!

Cheers! -Kooba

Offline blizzara01

  • Posts: 159
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #145 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 23:15:42 »
Bought @ last minute lol. Am I still counted? Checked out when the site is already close since my items are still in the cart.  :p

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #146 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 23:19:38 »
Wow haha!! You da man! That's awesome lmao  :cool:

Offline Jraybo

  • Posts: 4
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #147 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 10:50:17 »
How long do we have to fill in the google docs for the SE edition only looked at the email today and still trying to choose the colour options I want but it didnít give any indication of when it needs t be submitted by?

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #148 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 12:12:41 »
Hey fellas, just a quick heads up. All GB money is sitting in Shopify right now. Payout was scheduled for Friday, but Shopify halted it for a review. I had to upload the following

Photo ID - Front
Government-issued ID (e.g. passport or driver's license)
Photo ID - Back
Back of Government-issued ID (e.g. passport or driver's license)
Proof of address
Utility bill (e.g. water, electricity, or gas bill from the past 3 months), lease agreement (dated) or property insurance (dated)
Proof of business association
Business license, business registration documents (with company number) or business tax filing record
Image of inventory
Image of inventory at your store
Proof of Inventory
Dated invoices from supplier outlining quantities or dated manufacturing agreement
Social media links (related to your business)
Add them in the comment box or attach a document that includes the links

Fingers crossed that the review goes well!

And the sooner the better please Jraybo

Offline r4bbl3d4bbl3

  • Posts: 140
  • Location: USA
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #149 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 12:38:46 »
Image of inventory
Image of inventory at your store
Proof of Inventory
Dated invoices from supplier outlining quantities or dated manufacturing agreement

I am assuming a few of these things won't be possible. I know there have been other people who have ran into this issue with GB funds before, hopefully everything gets worked out in a timely manner.

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #150 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 12:43:43 »
Honestly I had most everything! I have tons of prototype parts and invoices and quotes from manus as well. I just hope that Shopify doesn't void this all due to some violation because its a pre-sale model. And you'd think cutting out PayPal would avoid this issue :p But Thank you

Offline krautcat

  • Posts: 27
  • Location: The Big Gloom
  • local the flammable man without identity
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #151 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:04:04 »
Ah, I am too late. Hope to get the Pandora on extras.

Offline Drakenocas

  • Posts: 49
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - Specialty builds
« Reply #152 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:20:00 »
Hey Kooba,

I was going to email, but I thought asking here may save you from answering at least 10 times. 

On the special ed. mix and match orders, are their combinations that you know that would be of poor choice to attempt to fit together other the unrecommended bottom poly into middle aluminum?

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #153 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:33:10 »
Hey Kooba,

I was going to email, but I thought asking here may save you from answering at least 10 times. 

On the special ed. mix and match orders, are their combinations that you know that would be of poor choice to attempt to fit together other the unrecommended bottom poly into middle aluminum?

Hey there Drakenocas! It's not that I know it would be a poor choice, because it wouldnt. I think that while there are no bad choices, I personally would keep it simple. Mix and Match is so that you don't need to adhere to my kit choices and can do anything you want! So honestly, your opinion matters more than mine in this situation.

In terms of fitment, anything works.

And an example of what I would use Mix and Match for is right here. Id make the badge a different accent than the mid and encoder, and a brass weight


« Last Edit: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:35:59 by Koobaczech »

Offline Drakenocas

  • Posts: 49
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #154 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:48:54 »
Honestly I had most everything! I have tons of prototype parts and invoices and quotes from manus as well. I just hope that Shopify doesn't void this all due to some violation because its a pre-sale model. And you'd think cutting out PayPal would avoid this issue :p But Thank you



Well, hopefully they will pass it through since the manufacturer is lined up and it is ridiculous to think someone could fund this type of preproduction up front who isn't a much larger business aiming at lower quality. 

Ah, I am too late. Hope to get the Pandora on extras.

I sort of got to thinking that I should have gotten an extra solder board for one day if I went to trade, and maybe more plates to play with, but maybe one day. Need more money first.


Offline Drakenocas

  • Posts: 49
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #155 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:54:01 »
Hey Kooba,

I was going to email, but I thought asking here may save you from answering at least 10 times. 

On the special ed. mix and match orders, are their combinations that you know that would be of poor choice to attempt to fit together other the unrecommended bottom poly into middle aluminum?

Hey there Drakenocas! It's not that I know it would be a poor choice, because it wouldnt. I think that while there are no bad choices, I personally would keep it simple. Mix and Match is so that you don't need to adhere to my kit choices and can do anything you want! So honestly, your opinion matters more than mine in this situation.

In terms of fitment, anything works.

And an example of what I would use Mix and Match for is right here. Id make the badge a different accent than the mid and encoder, and a brass weight
Show Image


Thanks a bunch for clarifying.  :thumb:

Offline lush_bunny

  • Posts: 350
  • Location: Philippines
  • CLACK CLACK M**********R
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #156 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 16:38:41 »
Let's friggin GO! My 2021 is secured with this board!

Offline ninjacore

  • Posts: 303
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #157 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 19:19:17 »
They're laughable, I know :)

But in case anyone else was wondering, GMK Vaporwave and Future Funk on pink poly Pandora:

https://imgur.com/a/UhnQ4Vy

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #158 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 19:34:40 »
Honestly I had most everything! I have tons of prototype parts and invoices and quotes from manus as well. I just hope that Shopify doesn't void this all due to some violation because its a pre-sale model. And you'd think cutting out PayPal would avoid this issue :p But Thank you

In all honesty I think shopify is much easier (or at least more attentive) to deal with than PayPal.
Best of luck Koob!

Offline lush_bunny

  • Posts: 350
  • Location: Philippines
  • CLACK CLACK M**********R
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #159 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 22:02:21 »
They're laughable, I know :)

But in case anyone else was wondering, GMK Vaporwave and Future Funk on pink poly Pandora:

https://imgur.com/a/UhnQ4Vy

That looks sick dude. I just want GMK Classic Red on a Royal Red Alu Pandora.

Offline Axariel

  • Posts: 25
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #160 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 23:17:28 »
Any chance you could show us how a black / pink combo would look in poly and / or aluminum? Or even just a pic of a pink alu weight with a black bottom?  ;D

Offline r4bbl3d4bbl3

  • Posts: 140
  • Location: USA
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #161 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 23:18:26 »
Damn an alu top with poly bottom would be awesome.

Offline Suavity

  • Posts: 38
  • Smile more! 🙂
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #162 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 23:29:40 »
Dang! Totally slept on this board while it lasted. Was on the checkout page super last minute and the website kicked me out. Hopefully extras will be available  :thumb:

Offline thatsadmummy

  • Posts: 13
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #163 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 02:40:58 »
Looking forward to GMK Taro on that sweet purple poly! :D

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #164 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 19:37:22 »
Hello everyone!

Just a small FYI, I have it listed under my FAQ page that each board will ship in its own package, as I have made custom packaging and other arrangements. This only affected about 10 people, but if anyone bought more than one Pandora, I have recalculated shipping and invoiced you with the new total shipping amount minus what you have already paid.

Really sorry to tack on that little extra cost, but I cant do anything about it except physically bundle orders come fulfilment time. And I'm looking into that. If that happens ill refund the double shipping.

Its not a scam or anything so don't think that if you see my email come in asking you to pay an extra $30 haha. Thanks!

Just trying to make sure there are no loose end orders as I go through them a second to last time!

-Kooba

Offline nathanchere

  • Posts: 469
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #165 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 02:39:21 »
I can still barely believe the green poly actually happened  ^-^

Offline lac29

  • Posts: 143
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #166 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 20:07:49 »
Are extras now closed @Koobaczech ? I've been kinda delaying buying extra plates/pcb but saw that the website is now under password only.

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #167 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 22:18:18 »
Hey lac29,

Site is closed while I am going through all the orders. I can add on any extras you would like though. Just pm me an order number, what you want, and I will simply invoice you via shopify!

Offline Drakenocas

  • Posts: 49
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #168 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 00:30:52 »
Hey lac29,

Site is closed while I am going through all the orders. I can add on any extras you would like though. Just pm me an order number, what you want, and I will simply invoice you via shopify!

Is that raw PC clear? Some reason I thought PC started off lightly frosted until I started reading about it.

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #169 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 08:53:45 »
Its not clear, its frosty. Think of my current Rose Pink Pandora, but just color that milky white!

Offline Drakenocas

  • Posts: 49
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #170 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 10:22:40 »
Its not clear, its frosty. Think of my current Rose Pink Pandora, but just color that milky white!

I really considered it since, maybe it would have been rare, or considered an e-white top with raw bottom, but I wasn't sure it'd be white after googling raw PC and it showing me clear PC sheets.  Or alu black top/wither bottom.

Offline Carlothan

  • Posts: 1
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #171 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 10:33:53 »
Here is a pic Koob sent me of the white PC.

Offline Drakenocas

  • Posts: 49
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #172 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 10:37:53 »
Here is a pic Koob sent me of the white PC.

Thanks a ton!   

Offline lac29

  • Posts: 143
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #173 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 11:57:35 »
Hey lac29,

Site is closed while I am going through all the orders. I can add on any extras you would like though. Just pm me an order number, what you want, and I will simply invoice you via shopify!

Hey Koob, can we get a quick text list of the extra options (and prices if possible)? I was planning on getting extra pcbs (possibly both hotswap and solder) as well as alternative plates in diff materials.

And any idea of how much time we have to pm you these extras to add on to our orders? Is it like a week ... month maybe to do this?

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #174 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 16:44:30 »
Hey lac!

Extras are as follows

Both PCBs - $55

Ansi or Iso, and half or full
Alu anodized plate - $30
SS pvd plate - $50
Blasted brass plate - $50
Fr4 plate - $20
Frosted polycarb plate - $20
White pom plate - $40
Raw titanium plate - $70

Plan on opening store soon after I figure out all these orders

Offline zedbraxmen

  • Posts: 32
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #175 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 18:24:40 »
Hey lac!

Extras are as follows

Both PCBs - $55

Ansi or Iso, and half or full
Alu anodized plate - $30
SS pvd plate - $50
Blasted brass plate - $50
Fr4 plate - $20
Frosted polycarb plate - $20
White pom plate - $40
Raw titanium plate - $70

Plan on opening store soon after I figure out all these orders

Hi Koob, I'm also interested in getting extras with my pandora order, although I'm not able to PM you for some reason. GH keeps bouncing me back to the home page, can I just email you instead with my order number? Many thanks!

Offline Suavity

  • Posts: 38
  • Smile more! 🙂
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #176 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 18:35:56 »
Excited for when the Discord Server is released to stay up-to-date with the project. Thanks Koob for the great communication thus far  :thumb:

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #177 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 19:52:07 »
Yea guys email me for anything please! And discords almost ready!!

Offline Drakenocas

  • Posts: 49
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #178 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 01:20:33 »
You know that I think that this is only the third time I have ever saw a titanium plate offered.  Anyone know what they sound like? 

Offline Koobaczech

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 368
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Don't forget to smile :)
    • Pearlboards
Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #179 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 21:00:40 »
Hey fellas! I think the server is ready. If it blows up im sorry. Its the first time I've ever made one :] Thanks to all the people who helped with it

https://discord.gg/2Te9XA9
« Last Edit: Sat, 19 September 2020, 21:14:53 by Koobaczech »