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[IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« on: Mon, 13 June 2016, 02:14:25 »
Hey all,

I'm looking at getting some high quality (consistent weight) springs to keyclack.com, but felt like running this as a GB first to bring better prices :).

This is just an IC, as we are still in development for other weights, and adding gold plating without sacrificing quality. However, pricing is finalized based on the highest spec, and with the gold plating.



Weight is measured by bottom out force (weight to make the spring go all the way down).

Here are the details of springs
  • 110 Units Per bag
  • 24k Gold Plated
  • Weights available: 45g, 55g, 60g, 62g,67g
  • Weights in development: 78g, 110g, 120g, 150g [these may not be made if interest is low].

Pricing
  • $8 (GB price. Will retail for $12). Does not include shipping.
  • Pricing is based on the MOQ of 250 units of each weight. If we can get to 60% of the MOQ for each weight, I'm okay with getting the difference.

SPECIAL NOTE: Payments will run through Keyclack.com under PRE-ORDER. Pre-order means that orders will be accepted, but payments will not CHARGED until we are ready to go into production. Other items cannot be ordered with this.

Form here
http://goo.gl/forms/jIVg97VeuyD2v0Vk2

Timeline & Potential Schedule
  • IC Check
  • Sample Sets sent to me End of June
  • Sample Sets sent out to community members for quality assurance/quality check
  • If QA/QC is good, we'll move forward to production.
  • Production should start 1-2 weeks after QA/QC, if sample sets are good. If not, the dates will be delayed by at least 2 weeks as we redevelop them.
  • Production ends 1 week after.
  • Received in USA 1 week after production.
  • Orders sent out 1 week after that in the order they are received.

FAQ

How good will these springs be?

Quality will always be my #1 priority. That's why I'm sending out samples to people that have done multiple spring swaps, know their switches, and ofc, know their mech. I am not going to say that these springs are better, or higher quality than other springs.

How is it $8?

$1 overhead per spring pack for packing & sorting into 110 unit bags.

Spring cost. Shipping cost from factory in HK to USA for about 15KG via tracked DHL.

How did you hit this price point?

Prices for GBs are a lot lower than what you think they are.

Where is this made?

Hong Kong

How is this able to be made so fast?

I work directly with factories & one of their mechanical engineers, and one of their sales staff in order to have fast turnaround times. We chat everyday for at least 1 hour over the phone.

Update #1: 6/17/16

Weights are still in development, and the most popular weight selection at the moment are:

62G, 67G, 78G, 110G.

then they are followed by..

150G, 55G, 120G, and the others are lacking.

Will most likely go with top 4 weights for final run if we can get there.

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« Last Edit: Fri, 17 June 2016, 03:45:33 by keyclack »
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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 13 June 2016, 02:18:01 »
If it's 8 bucks then I'll buy 2 of each 55g all the way through to 78g.
The one thing I am interested in would be the force curve.
Sprit ran a buy for springs before using soft start springs ; however, I want more even springs as 62g with the standard curve is such a good weight.
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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 13 June 2016, 02:27:58 »
Interested in some 150g, not expecting them to get anywhere near 250 moq though :(
                               
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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 13 June 2016, 02:30:40 »
Interested in some 150g, not expecting them to get anywhere near 250 moq though :(

Surprisingly, that's one of the top requested weights!
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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 13 June 2016, 07:17:40 »
What's the closest weight to stock Cherry MX Black and Gateron KS-3 Black?
The latter should be 50g, how about Cherry's?
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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 13 June 2016, 16:29:06 »
I like it. I'll be interested for sure, a source for really well QA'ed springs would be welcome.
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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 13 June 2016, 16:44:13 »
Definitely interested.

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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 13 June 2016, 16:49:30 »
I'm interested, but you already know that, what you probably don't know is who I am/my reddit name *evillaugh*

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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 11:09:21 »
Update #1:



Weights are still in development, and the most popular weight selection at the moment are:

62G, 67G, 78G, 110G.

then they are followed by..

150G, 55G, 120G, and the others are lacking.

Will most likely go with top 4 weights for final run if we can get there.

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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 13:27:50 »
Update #1:



Weights are still in development, and the most popular weight selection at the moment are:

62G, 67G, 78G, 110G.

then they are followed by..

150G, 55G, 120G, and the others are lacking.

Will most likely go with top 4 weights for final run if we can get there.

Thanks for the support ~ please fill out the form if you haven't.

Damn, definitely looking forward to potential Super Gateron Greens!

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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 19:26:34 »
Really interested for 55g and 60g

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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 17 June 2016, 07:13:26 »
What's the closest weight to stock Cherry MX Black and Gateron KS-3 Black?
Anyone?
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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 17 June 2016, 21:20:03 »
What's the closest weight to stock Cherry MX Black and Gateron KS-3 Black?
Anyone?

Sorry, no clue :\. I will send them whatever switches I have so I can test them properly.
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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 18 June 2016, 03:22:39 »
What's the closest weight to stock Cherry MX Black and Gateron KS-3 Black?
Anyone?

Sorry, no clue :\. I will send them whatever switches I have so I can test them properly.
I was told in a PM, it should be around 80g for stock Cherry MX Black. Gateron KS-3 Black should be around 50g.
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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 04 July 2016, 11:14:37 »
150g, man up people  :cool:

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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 18:12:03 »
Need some consistent quality springs in my Vintage Blacks :) Hope you offer these on your store!

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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 13 August 2016, 10:25:50 »
I hope this GB have not happen yet and is going to happen soon. Have to replace all the springs in Zealios 78g switches as they are not to spec.

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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 13 August 2016, 11:12:51 »
I hope this GB have not happen yet and is going to happen soon. Have to replace all the springs in Zealios 78g switches as they are not to spec.

Could you elaborate on your comment?

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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 13 August 2016, 13:42:02 »
I hope this GB have not happen yet and is going to happen soon. Have to replace all the springs in Zealios 78g switches as they are not to spec.

Could you elaborate on your comment?

I believe Zeal had some issues with R3 Zealios 78g, the springs were lighter than they were supposed to be. I didn't really know because I ordered 65g switches and all the ones I had were pretty consistent, but I've heard some rumblings about out-of-spec 78g springs
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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 13 August 2016, 14:02:43 »
I hope this GB have not happen yet and is going to happen soon. Have to replace all the springs in Zealios 78g switches as they are not to spec.

Could you elaborate on your comment?

I believe Zeal had some issues with R3 Zealios 78g, the springs were lighter than they were supposed to be. I didn't really know because I ordered 65g switches and all the ones I had were pretty consistent, but I've heard some rumblings about out-of-spec 78g springs
I heard they bottom out around 72-75g, not 78g.

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Re: [IC] $8 110x 24K Gold Plated Springs
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 13 August 2016, 16:00:39 »
The springs that will be produced for this GB seem promising, if they get consistent and the OP has committed to be.