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Offline windlabs

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Hello,we are wind studio.
Since we post IC of x98, we heard many feedback that want more colors. We have arranged production for the three color ,
so there are only three colors as we refer in the IC at instock sale, the instock sale time will be on 10th August. More details about wind x98 check this link: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=117440.0

But we will start a GB after instock sale,there will be more color options,more plate options,more PCB options at GB. There will be more videos showing how the real x98 is before August. Besides,the keycap protypes come but we are not satisfied its quality that not reach our expect, so we do not provide keycaps either at instock or GB sale,we will announce it if we find suitable keycaps.

1.Details about GB sale
The color of GB will remain the three instock sale color as refer in the IC and the signature color black-orange of wind x /wind x65, increase the grey-black, white-yellow,sliver-purple,grey-blue color, total 8 colors for your choice.












The GB color code:
Black+Orange: Oxidize black,Oxidize orange 1655c
Blue+Red: Oxidize blue2392u,Oxidize red 3546U
White+Pink:E-white,E-Pink
White+Yellow: E-white,E-Yellow
Black+Grey:Oxidize black,Oxidize grey 445U
Grey+Chocolate:Oxidize grey 416U,Oxidize chocolate 4045UP
Sliver+Purple: Oxidize Sliver, Oxidize Purple 2645U
Grey+Blue:Oxidize grey 416U,Oxidize Blue 2193U

The GB details:
Date: 19th August 8:00 am to 26th August 8:00 am ( GMT +8:00)
GB Payment will be on our vendor site (the GB page about x98 will release on their website soon):
United States:  https://clickclack.io/
Korea:  https://www.monstargears.com/46
Canada:  https://www.ashkeebs.com/
Vietnam: https://thekeebs.store/
Thailand: https://ntchkeys.com/
Singapore:  https://hexkeyboards.com/
Australia:  https://www.switchkeys.com.au/
Europe:   https://mykeyboard.eu/
United Kingdom:  https://keebcats.co.uk/

Shipping: About 4-6 months
Quantity: No limited quantity, but limited time

The keyboard accessories at GB is the same refer as in the instock sale, the different is that you can choose a plate style and a PCB style.
Optional PCB style:
Wired hotswap PCB
Wired soldered PCB
Bluetooth hotswap PCB (include 3000mah battery)
Optional plate style:
Structure: Support Top and gasket mount dual structure
Material: 1.5mm PC / 1.5mm alu / 1.5mm carbon fiber / 1.5mm FR4

The extra accessories price:
1*Wired hotswap PCB:  $35
1*Wired soldered PCB: $35
1*Bluetooth hotswap PCB include battery: $65
1*1.5mm pc plate: $25
1*1.5mm alu plate: $25
1*1.5mm carbon fiber plate: $25
1*1.5mm fr4 plate: $25
1*set gateron ink stabilizers $45
1*foam kit:$15

2.The update of instock sale
The 400pcs instock payment will be on our vendor website: https://clickclack.io/
They sell this instock sale of X98 to worldwide.
The instock time: 10th August 8:00 am to 17th August 8:00 am ( GMT +8:00)
The shipping time: 2-4 weeks after the instock sale ended
Case material:6063 Aluminium
Case color:E-white + E-pink, Grey 416u + Chocolate 4045UP, Blue 2392U + Red 3546U
Layout: 65% + Numpad + F Row
Price: Wired $320, Bluetooth Version $350 (3000mah)
Weight: Brass (Transparent Electrophoresis)
Angel: 7į
Fixed model: Gasket Mount
PCB material: fr4
PCB structure: 1.2mm Hotswap (QMK or LDN) There will be no soldered version
Plate: 1.5mm hot-swap PC (only PC available)
Weight:About 2.5kg except keycap and switch

Package includes:
(all pieces assembled, the instock sale accessories is different from GB sale that can not choose the plate and the PCB style, only provide below accessories):
1*X98 keyboard case(top case/middle case/bottom case)
1*1.2mm hot-swap PCB Wired or Bluetooth Version
1*1.5mm PC plate
1*Stand foot x 4pcs
1*USB Type C Daughterboard x 2PCS ( 1pcs spare)
1*X PVD logo
1*Silicone gasket
1*Screws
1*Foam kit(1mm poron + 2mm poron + 2mm hotswap foam + 0.5mm IXPE sheet + 3.5mm poron)
1*1 set gateron ink stabilizer
1*Brass weight(back)
1*Brass piece(front)
1*User guide

3.About the switch details
We still provide three switches at instock sale and GB sale.

Price(105pcs/set):
$50/set/Gateron cj
$80/set/Gateron ink black
$50/set/Gateron gopolar azure dragon
If only buy the switch , not buy the keyboard kit, the price will be add $15/set
$65/set/Gateron cj,$95/set/Gateron ink black,$65/set/Gateron gopolar azure dragon

There are already build stream video for the X98:
By Alexotos: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1529114516

There will be more review videos show wind x98 soon now, if you are interested in this item, join our discord and do not miss any update:
https://discord.gg/VEWAzhW2Z7

Offline BRSxIgnition

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Re: [IC] The update of WIND X98,more choice at GB,instock sale update!
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 13 July 2022, 10:41:35 »
Color selection is still super questionable. The quality of the board is higher than the quality of colorways, IMO.

I would love classier options since it's more of a work board, but the only way to get anything white is to also get a wacky secondary color option like pink, purple, or yellow.

Just base your part purchase quantities off the group buy and let people pick their top/bottom combinations to make everyone happy.

That way people could get combos like these:
https://imgur.io/a/avUS3vA
« Last Edit: Wed, 13 July 2022, 10:45:57 by BRSxIgnition »

Offline BRSxIgnition

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Re: [IC] The update of WIND X98,more choice at GB,instock sale update!
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 24 July 2022, 14:39:12 »
I know it's probably too late, but these really should have been color combos, considering the colors themselves are already available:
https://imgur.com/a/gC5U0lm

Offline J_Noes

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Re: [IC] The update of WIND X98,more choice at GB,instock sale update!
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 24 July 2022, 21:27:21 »
I know it's probably too late, but these really should have been color combos, considering the colors themselves are already available:
https://imgur.com/a/gC5U0lm
The colour combos are the only reason Iím not getting one

Offline SzGeri

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Re: [IC] The update of WIND X98,more choice at GB,instock sale update!
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 24 July 2022, 21:56:52 »
I know it's probably too late, but these really should have been color combos, considering the colors themselves are already available:
https://imgur.com/a/gC5U0lm
The colour combos are the only reason Iím not getting one

Same, I love everything else about the board but the colors offered are terrible. I love that white top+navy bottom combo though, I wish we could buy that.

Offline Robert.Lussier5

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Re: [IC] The update of WIND X98,more choice at GB,instock sale update!
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 11:24:21 »
Will the hotswap pcb support stepped caps?
Austin R3 - Green // Austin R3 - Purple // Custom Acrylic Austin - Clear // Rekt1800 - Blue // Cypher r4 - Black // Boston - Sparkle Black // Balance - White // Glitch - Green // Shelby80 - Navy // Odin - Silver // Zoom65  Red // QK65 - Black // Link65 - Lilac

Offline vodanhdaisu

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Re: [IC] The update of WIND X98,more choice at GB,instock sale update!
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 13 August 2022, 22:22:47 »
Such a nice 98 keyboard. I wish I can buy 2 unit, grey and silver