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Offline mapple

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Fellow GeekHackers,

I would like to organize GB for those shiny things but need your help to make it work at least 100 has to be ordered. For this group buy ONLY R4 CHERRY MX available maybe if this one goes well next ones will have others.


Hallmark : 925
Weight : 8~9 g
Minimum order :100          Currently : 2.
Cost : Each keycap 15€/20$
Pictures below.


Taking orders ~ till 15/11/2013
Production ~ 2 weeks 29/11/2013
Delivery ~ within europe few days - rest world 1~2 weeks

Delivery cost depends on your country of residence. There might be two ways of delivery national post (with two options) or dhl. DHL cost is huge ( at least 45€) but it will be your choice.

National Post (package up to 50g as a letter) :                                for insured parcel in national post:
UNITED EUROPE : 5€                                                                         UK / Belgium / France / Italy - 18€
Australia / New Zeland : 5€                                                               Deutschland / Nederlande - 16€
Asia :5€                                                                                             Canada / usa - 20€
usa : 5€                                                                                             Australia / New Zeland - 25€
Canada : 5€

ORDER FORM https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pnZ5AAxab3238RpwZs5Kk1x6YfXiAvnVpGd5PZuo8b8/viewform


CHECK STATUS https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkwJJFbatYX1dFFPRzA5bGJGX0JlMGQ3Y19sMjBrTlE&usp=sharing


Please make note in form available options are "pure" = shiny, full matte, matte on edge it's your call, also engraving is possible on edges and on top.
« Last Edit: Wed, 06 November 2013, 04:31:16 by mapple »
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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 07:51:43 »
What profile are the caps?

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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 07:53:54 »
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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 08:17:16 »
What profile are the caps?
cherry mx?

Nope. That is not profile. Profile is cherry profile, DCS, DSA, SA profile or OEM profile  ;)

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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 08:17:16 »
What profile are the caps?
cherry mx?

He means how tall they are, as in Cherry, SP, or OEM profile.
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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 08:23:30 »
They are made from Ducky PBT keycap and again for this particular GB ONLY R4 available (hope this one goes well and i'll have possibility to make new one with all rows).
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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 08:24:39 »
Ah ok, that means OEM I think.

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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 08:28:27 »
Ah ok, that means OEM I think.

Yeah, i think too ;)

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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 08:34:56 »

Please make note in form available options are "pure" = shiny, full mate, mate on edge it's your call, also engraving is possible on edges and on top.

spelling edit to avoid possible confusion
 
    mate  —>  matte
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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 08:58:57 »

Please make note in form available options are "pure" = shiny, full mate, mate on edge it's your call, also engraving is possible on edges and on top.

spelling edit to avoid possible confusion
 
    mate  —>  matte

U where kinda right (: i just switched to matt which should be now fine and should not be anymore language issue cause it's not case of this post....
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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 09:55:12 »
If it was Cherry profile you would have had me for several keys. Hopefully round 2 can be Cherry
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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 10:05:34 »

Please make note in form available options are "pure" = shiny, full mate, mate on edge it's your call, also engraving is possible on edges and on top.

spelling edit to avoid possible confusion
 
    mate  —>  matte

U where kinda right (: i just switched to matt which should be now fine and should not be anymore language issue cause it's not case of this post....

It's matte. Not mate, not mat, not matt, but matte.
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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 10:12:20 »
For this group buy ONLY R4 CHERRY MX available...

Are you sure about that? The caps in the images are no where near Cherry profile. It might be good to clarify things so people you don't run into problems later.

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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 10:26:41 »
[...]Pure silver by that I mean there's no additional mix metal addition.
Hallmark : 925[...]

Metal purity is usually referred to by the number of nines it has, so a purity of 99.9% would be described as three nines, 99.99% as four nines, etcetera.  In precious metals anything of three nines or above (99.9%) is usually referred to as pure, or fine.

In Sterling silver, or "925", or 92.5% there are 75 parts, or 7.5% of other metal(s).  This is usually just copper to help improve the strength of the alloy, though many other other mixtures (of the 7.5%) exist.

So which is it?  Pure or sterling?

And to which assay office do you send your metals for testing?

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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 12:05:18 »
[...]Pure silver by that I mean there's no additional mix metal addition.
Hallmark : 925[...]

Metal purity is usually referred to by the number of nines it has, so a purity of 99.9% would be described as three nines, 99.99% as four nines, etcetera.  In precious metals anything of three nines or above (99.9%) is usually referred to as pure, or fine.

In Sterling silver, or "925", or 92.5% there are 75 parts, or 7.5% of other metal(s).  This is usually just copper to help improve the strength of the alloy, though many other other mixtures (of the 7.5%) exist.

So which is it?  Pure or sterling?

And to which assay office do you send your metals for testing?

I am interested in this as well.

Otherwise, these look nicely enough-cast for the price. I wish they were cherry profile instead of OEM, but that wont' stop me!

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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 12:06:41 »
perhaps the thread title should be changed to say 'cherry mx oem profile' so people don't think they are cherry profile.

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Re: GB - cherry mx profile :: silver keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 14 October 2013, 15:54:08 »
Can I haz  silver nugget?
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Re: GB - cherry mx OEM profile :: silver A925 keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 15 October 2013, 04:01:13 »
many of you guys were right about that small details which could provide to mislead, i made change.

@bazemeke1979 sure.

About silver it's A925.

If that gb will go as it is going right now I supose another one won't be possible. Anyways new thing poped up right here which I didn't had clue before OEM profile vs cherry what's the difference other than how high/"tall" there are? I mean i'm able to put that keycap on razer, filco, ducky, qpad keyboards...?
« Last Edit: Tue, 15 October 2013, 04:53:14 by mapple »
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Re: GB - cherry mx OEM profile :: silver A925 keycaps - taking orders.
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 15 October 2013, 06:13:44 »
OEM Profile comes with a lot of keyboards stock keys which normally are lasered or pad printed and wear out relatively fast. Most people in a community like geekhack are going to almost immediately replace their OEM keys with a superior set of Cherry keys (cherry profile) or Signature Plastics keys (DCS profile and occasionally SA or DSA profile). That is why so many people in the interest check thread said they would be in for Cherry profile and are not interested in OEM profile. There are very few quality sets manufactured in OEM profile.
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« Reply #19 on: Tue, 15 October 2013, 06:30:19 »
OEM Profile comes with a lot of keyboards stock keys which normally are lasered or pad printed and wear out relatively fast. Most people in a community like geekhack are going to almost immediately replace their OEM keys with a superior set of Cherry keys (cherry profile) or Signature Plastics keys (DCS profile and occasionally SA or DSA profile). That is why so many people in the interest check thread said they would be in for Cherry profile and are not interested in OEM profile. There are very few quality sets manufactured in OEM profile.

do you think that this build quality has anything common with standard OEM? it's not plastic covered by silver but it was only build on it.... for dimensions.
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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 15 October 2013, 06:48:08 »
OEM Profile comes with a lot of keyboards stock keys which normally are lasered or pad printed and wear out relatively fast. Most people in a community like geekhack are going to almost immediately replace their OEM keys with a superior set of Cherry keys (cherry profile) or Signature Plastics keys (DCS profile and occasionally SA or DSA profile). That is why so many people in the interest check thread said they would be in for Cherry profile and are not interested in OEM profile. There are very few quality sets manufactured in OEM profile.

do you think that this build quality has anything common with standard OEM? it's not plastic covered by silver but it was only build on it.... for dimensions.

What he's trying to say is not many people use OEM profile so while this key may be very high quality it won't match the profile most users use.

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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 15 October 2013, 06:54:10 »
ok now i get it all clear do you guys now where i can find pbt or stronger build quality to build from CHERRY PROFILE? (can't be abs neither pom).
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« Reply #22 on: Tue, 15 October 2013, 06:57:26 »
The main thing which in my opinion makes Cherry profile look better is the radii. DCS and OEM have constant radii along the edges while Cherry goes from a radii at the top to almost no radii at the bottom. The bottom shape is a square with sharp corners This creates less space in between the keys and a more precise look while maintaining a smooth look at the top of the caps.

Edit: Cherry lasered PBT can be found quite cheap.

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« Reply #23 on: Tue, 15 October 2013, 07:14:49 »
right now i'm just very worried i need to admit, that this group buy won't achieve min order..... f**k my life:D
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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 15 October 2013, 07:16:51 »
ok now i get it all clear do you guys now where i can find pbt or stronger build quality to build from CHERRY PROFILE? (can't be abs neither pom).

If you can't find someone in Europe with an extra top row Cherry profile key in the next day or two I can send you one.
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« Reply #25 on: Wed, 23 October 2013, 11:18:03 »
Is the sterling 925 plain or coated with some kind of anti-tarnish coating?