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Offline WhiteFireDragon

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Brandless replacement cases
« on: Fri, 07 December 2012, 16:06:51 »
Hi Carter,

I know you mentioned a while ago that you guys will offer these replacement cases separately, so any info on ETA and price would be great. Thanks, and congrats on the subforum.

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 07 December 2012, 21:53:25 »
Yea me too, I wouldn't mind to give an option to even void for warranty for those.  :))

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« Reply #2 on: Fri, 07 December 2012, 22:49:12 »
Some in Australia have wondered about these too, as all our CFRs seem to be branded.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 10 December 2012, 08:46:01 »
I know this isn't your area, but could you get some info on brandless QFR cases for us Europeans? I mailed the CM EU support about it but all I got out of them was a very short reply saying they don't have brandless cases.

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 11 December 2012, 12:43:39 »
Hi guys, they have been ordered but taking a bit of time to come in for some reason. Should be able to get ETA today.

As for other regions carrying this, I will suggest to them but its very difficult to convince them to take on the voided warranty risk. This was a hoop I had to jump through to get this done but doubtful other regions will take the same leap of faith.

I will plead my case though! 

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« Reply #5 on: Tue, 11 December 2012, 13:42:14 »
I don't think the warranty hoop is as big in Europe due to the laws here; for instance if I break the warranty sticker on my keyboard it doesn't actually void anything as far as I know.

If the other regions decide to chicken out would it be possible to just order one from CM US?

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« Reply #6 on: Tue, 11 December 2012, 15:28:14 »
Thanks Carter! It's always appreciated the extra steps you go through.

I'm assuming these will only be available directly from CM store and not large distributors like newegg or amazon?

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« Reply #7 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 00:11:47 »
Still curious to know as well!

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« Reply #8 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 14:55:24 »
Count me in!

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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 21 December 2012, 12:42:46 »
Count me in too, I'd buy one the second they go on sale.
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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 01 January 2013, 18:06:18 »
Interested for sure. =)
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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 01 January 2013, 22:44:18 »
interested! ;D
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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 01 January 2013, 23:39:41 »
I'd be interested in at least two, for my current QFR's, possibly more if the price is right for housing DIY projects.

Hah, Cm makes good computer cases, now they can move into the significantly-more-niche keyboard case market. Maybe someday we'll got a combo R PI/keyboard case :p

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 02 January 2013, 00:25:13 »
I'd be interested in purchasing two of them

The effort you are putting into listening to consumers is seriously appreciated!

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 11:27:07 »
Any update at all on your front, Carter?  :)

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 20:31:52 »
It appears.. I got jipped on what I thought would have been the last CM Storm Quickfire (Blacks) in Aus.. As I paid for it, waited.. waited.. and today they cancelled it, as they DID have it.. and now do not.

:(

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So Carter, next time you pop your head in, if you can still get your hands on a quickfire with blacks, branded or otherwise. Id love to hear from you!

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« Reply #16 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 23:48:25 »
^ I had that experience with a yellow Filco.  Was waiting 2 months on backorder and then being told it was no longer available :(
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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 15 January 2013, 11:57:19 »
interested any updated on this?

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 19:30:39 »
Sorry guys!!! CES has taken all my time. The top covers have come in. So i will be working with the CM Store early next week to get them live and available for purchase.

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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 19:33:11 »
Sorry guys!!! CES has taken all my time. The top covers have come in. So i will be working with the CM Store early next week to get them live and available for purchase.

That's great news :D
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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 22:28:28 »
Wooooo
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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 22:30:16 »
NICE!! Can't wait!!  :)

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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 22:35:32 »
Will the replacements be plastic as well? I'm hoping to get some aluminium ones  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 22:38:08 »
I think that carbon fiber would be badass! =)

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 23:03:49 »
currently they are just top covers. You boys buy them out, it will help me to prove my point of this market. The possibilities are endless, but I need to prove results in order to create custom full cases in different material.

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« Reply #25 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 23:07:42 »
currently they are just top covers. You boys buy them out, it will help me to prove my point of this market. The possibilities are endless, but I need to prove results in order to create custom full cases in different material.

sure, where can I buy them ?

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 23:25:59 »
I will do my best to get them live tomorrow. But will most likely be monday/tuesday. 11 days in vegas destroyed me.

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 23:33:33 »
I will do my best to get them live tomorrow. But will most likely be monday/tuesday. 11 days in vegas destroyed me.

sweet! CES must've been tiring. Cooler Master has quite a few booth babes from the videos I've watched, haha. I hope they're available for international shipping though!

Let's hope there's a promotional price for the top covers :)

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 17 January 2013, 23:59:40 »
This is awesome. Yet again Carter comes through for us.
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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:11:07 »
What are we looking at going up first as far as colors?

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« Reply #30 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:13:25 »
I would assume the black for sure, and most likely the CM Silver or whatever you'd like to call it.

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« Reply #31 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:13:26 »
I just realized, does this potentially mean cheap Phantom cases?

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« Reply #32 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:14:03 »
No, these are only the top covers. I think Carter will see if he can get the bottoms made if we buy out the top shells. :)

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« Reply #33 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:16:34 »
No, these are only the top covers. I think Carter will see if he can get the bottoms made if we buy out the top shells. :)
Ah yes, a full case would be cool. I'm sure they would sell like hot cakes as well.

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« Reply #34 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:23:28 »
Aren't the bottom covers of the QFR channeled and what not like a Leopold with the modular USB etc? We would need to modify how the Phantom connects etc.

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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:24:23 »
I just realized, does this potentially mean cheap Phantom cases?

This is what I was hoping for. I need something cheap to keep my Phantom in until one of these amazing cases everyone is discussing is finally finished.
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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:44:32 »
I'm not sure I see full cases coming. IMO, only different top covers.

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« Reply #37 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:47:34 »
Aren't the bottom covers of the QFR channeled and what not like a Leopold with the modular USB etc? We would need to modify how the Phantom connects etc.

Depending on prices, could always do some mods to the case without too much worry.

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« Reply #38 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:50:25 »
Yup. Gotta get the top covers first though. :))

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:52:01 »
Yup. Gotta get the top covers first though. :))

Just Friday night dreaming :D

Backupcase will be a very nice piece of foam, possibly with carboard and duct tape!

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:53:54 »
I think that is what my Phantom will sit in until I can get my CAD files drawn up. :P

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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:54:54 »
I think that is what my Phantom will sit in until I can get my CAD files drawn up. :P

Pfff cad, I'm going to use scissors and possibly a ruler...maybe.

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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:55:51 »
I was going to make my own Acrylic case... Whatchu got!?

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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:57:58 »
I was going to make my own Acrylic case... Whatchu got!?

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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:59:21 »
Drat. I hate when that happens.
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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 22:00:20 »
And thus ends the thread derailment! Can't wait to see what pops up next week from CM!

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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 13:36:14 »
This is awesome news

Thanks again Carter. Depending on pricing I will be getting one or two when the sales go live

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« Reply #47 on: Sun, 20 January 2013, 01:25:25 »
A full case would be awesome if they could figure out a good warranty tweak, but usually those sorts of things are set in stone. Save the poor PLU-M87, bring on the cases!
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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 22 January 2013, 17:46:14 »
Any chance this is going to go live today?

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« Reply #49 on: Sun, 27 January 2013, 04:09:53 »
I've been reading through a few posts in this thread and elsewhere, and have heard some grumblings about how future QFRs in all switch types are getting the black top covers.

Which makes me wonder all the more, since it never was explicitly answered (and since they haven't been made available yet)... are these going to show up only in black, or will there be grey as well?