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Re: "Norbatouch" Round 3.1415 - CNC cases for Novatouch + Cooler Master TKLs
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 18:03:39 »
Thanks for the update. I think I did see that, but it was like 3 weeks ago, so thought I'd see if anything has changed since then.

Looking forward to seeing the results of the change to matte.
Can't wait to finally get my new case!

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« Reply #101 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 15:14:48 »
Hey Ryan! Do you have any overall status on how far along in the process we are?  ;D

I am looking very much forward to my enigma grey case  :thumb:

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« Reply #102 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 20:39:48 »
Hey Ryan! Do you have any overall status on how far along in the process we are?  ;D

I am looking very much forward to my enigma grey case  :thumb:

Yes! Just got an update, which I'm happy to share. The manufacturer finally satisfactorily replaced the units I wasn't happy with and the cases completed inspection early this week. The cases are arriving to California on 29 January. With the exception of the powder-coated cases (which will probably take about a month to get turned around, since powder coating happens here in Silicon Valley as a secondary finishing process), anodized orders should be shipped out within a week or so of their arrival. They've already been inspected, boxed, and barcoded and should be ready to go right out.

FWIW, I don't anticipate any extras in the anodized finishes, but extras of the powder coated finishes will be available after the group buy orders ship.

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« Reply #103 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 00:45:03 »
Hi Ryan

I'm just curious, and I apologize if this has been asked before (I couldn't find it) - do you expect to make a Norbatouch case for the R2 realforce keyboards that came out recently?

Many thanks!

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« Reply #104 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 02:14:43 »
Hi Ryan

I'm just curious, and I apologize if this has been asked before (I couldn't find it) - do you expect to make a Norbatouch case for the R2 realforce keyboards that came out recently?

Many thanks!

I believe he's currently working out a way to make the V2 Norbatouch case work with both R1 and R2 RF keyboards.

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« Reply #105 on: Thu, 07 February 2019, 10:56:22 »
Hey Ryan! Do you have any overall status on how far along in the process we are?  ;D

I am looking very much forward to my enigma grey case  :thumb:

Yes! Just got an update, which I'm happy to share. The manufacturer finally satisfactorily replaced the units I wasn't happy with and the cases completed inspection early this week. The cases are arriving to California on 29 January. With the exception of the powder-coated cases (which will probably take about a month to get turned around, since powder coating happens here in Silicon Valley as a secondary finishing process), anodized orders should be shipped out within a week or so of their arrival. They've already been inspected, boxed, and barcoded and should be ready to go right out.

FWIW, I don't anticipate any extras in the anodized finishes, but extras of the powder coated finishes will be available after the group buy orders ship.

YES shipping soon...................

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« Reply #106 on: Thu, 07 February 2019, 10:58:40 »
Hey Ryan! Do you have any overall status on how far along in the process we are?  ;D

I am looking very much forward to my enigma grey case  :thumb:

Yes! Just got an update, which I'm happy to share. The manufacturer finally satisfactorily replaced the units I wasn't happy with and the cases completed inspection early this week. The cases are arriving to California on 29 January. With the exception of the powder-coated cases (which will probably take about a month to get turned around, since powder coating happens here in Silicon Valley as a secondary finishing process), anodized orders should be shipped out within a week or so of their arrival. They've already been inspected, boxed, and barcoded and should be ready to go right out.

FWIW, I don't anticipate any extras in the anodized finishes, but extras of the powder coated finishes will be available after the group buy orders ship.

YES shipping soon...................

Indeed, I went over and saw the pallet yesterday at the warehouse but it hadn't been unpacked. They're supposed to have it all broken down and ready for me to do a final inspection pass on today and then they'll start shipping out. Sorry again for how long it has taken. Anodizing delays have become the bane of my creative life. :S

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« Reply #107 on: Mon, 18 February 2019, 22:54:30 »
Any more updates on this? Thanks!

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« Reply #108 on: Tue, 19 February 2019, 12:39:34 »
Any more updates on this? Thanks!

I'm happy to report that some anodized units have already shipped and the remaining ones should be going out early this week. The powder coating company picked up the parts for those finishes last Monday and they're in their production queue.

At the moment, I have a few planned extras up for pre-sale (in powder finishes only), due to ship with the group buy powder orders around the end of next month.

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« Reply #109 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 01:04:07 »
Any more updates on this? Thanks!

I'm happy to report that some anodized units have already shipped and the remaining ones should be going out early this week. The powder coating company picked up the parts for those finishes last Monday and they're in their production queue.

At the moment, I have a few planned extras up for pre-sale (in powder finishes only), due to ship with the group buy powder orders around the end of next month.

So this is it, my chance to finally buy the Venice Beach. Now I'm not sure I can pull the trigger, it's such a loud color I'll need the perfect caps to go with it. Do you have any idea how close the case colors comes to the magenta in the MAXKEY SA Miami Night set?
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« Reply #110 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 22:24:04 »
I wanted to join the GB, but was very hesitant to pull the trigger, hated myself when the GB period closed.
Happened upon this thread yesterday and ordered one !!!
Had a tough time deciding a color - finally went with the conservative choice of Enigma Grey. The purple looked really nice, but thought the Grey was more versatile with various key sets.
So happy !

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« Reply #111 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 06:06:58 »
I wanted to join the GB, but was very hesitant to pull the trigger, hated myself when the GB period closed.
Happened upon this thread yesterday and ordered one !!!
Had a tough time deciding a color - finally went with the conservative choice of Enigma Grey. The purple looked really nice, but thought the Grey was more versatile with various key sets.
So happy !

I too had exactly the same thought about the purple and grey boards and I also opted for the Enigma Grey  :thumb:
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« Reply #112 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:13:45 »
Aperture finish on a norbatouch? Man that's tempting.

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« Reply #113 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:58:57 »
Aperture finish on a norbatouch? Man that's tempting.

We can thank my friend Huey/manofinterests for that one. He requested a Norbatouch one off in it some time ago and then had it on display at the NorCal meetup. It drew so much attention that I thought it might be worth making a few more for anyone else who would want one. :)

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« Reply #114 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 07:03:56 »
We can thank my friend Huey/manofinterests for that one.

Thanks Huey

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« Reply #115 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 12:13:33 »
Any more updates on this? Thanks!

I'm happy to report that some anodized units have already shipped and the remaining ones should be going out early this week. The powder coating company picked up the parts for those finishes last Monday and they're in their production queue.

At the moment, I have a few planned extras up for pre-sale (in powder finishes only), due to ship with the group buy powder orders around the end of next month.

Thanks for the updates so far. Should I expect an email with shipping/tracking info before the keyboard arrives? My unit has an anodized (black) finish if that matters.

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« Reply #116 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 16:43:52 »
Any more updates on this? Thanks!

I'm happy to report that some anodized units have already shipped and the remaining ones should be going out early this week. The powder coating company picked up the parts for those finishes last Monday and they're in their production queue.

At the moment, I have a few planned extras up for pre-sale (in powder finishes only), due to ship with the group buy powder orders around the end of next month.

Thanks for the updates so far. Should I expect an email with shipping/tracking info before the keyboard arrives? My unit has an anodized (black) finish if that matters.

All the black anodized units should have shipped, unless placed in a single order along with a powder coated housing. If you haven't gotten a tracking number maybe check your spam folder and still can't find anything shoot me an email over to shop@norbauer.com with your order number and I'll be happy to investigate. All but a few of the Aerospace units have also shipped, and I expect those stragglers to go out today. Powder has begun being applied to all remaining units as I write this.

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« Reply #117 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 23:39:44 »
Any more updates on this? Thanks!

I'm happy to report that some anodized units have already shipped and the remaining ones should be going out early this week. The powder coating company picked up the parts for those finishes last Monday and they're in their production queue.

At the moment, I have a few planned extras up for pre-sale (in powder finishes only), due to ship with the group buy powder orders around the end of next month.

Thanks for the updates so far. Should I expect an email with shipping/tracking info before the keyboard arrives? My unit has an anodized (black) finish if that matters.

All the black anodized units should have shipped, unless placed in a single order along with a powder coated housing. If you haven't gotten a tracking number maybe check your spam folder and still can't find anything shoot me an email over to shop@norbauer.com with your order number and I'll be happy to investigate. All but a few of the Aerospace units have also shipped, and I expect those stragglers to go out today. Powder has begun being applied to all remaining units as I write this.

Thanks. I actually received a shipping notification email from your store about 1h after my post! I'm in Mountain View so I expect to receive it soon :)

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« Reply #118 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 22:05:17 »
Any more updates on this for the Purple cases?

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« Reply #119 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 22:11:13 »
Any more updates on this for the Purple cases?

Still expected around end of this month. I spoke to them earlier today actually specifically about the purple and they were having some issues with that specific color, but I think they'll just re-run it tomorrow.

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« Reply #120 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 23:56:16 »
Did you have any pictures of the enigma gray finish?
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« Reply #121 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 23:57:37 »
Did you have any pictures of the enigma gray finish?


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« Reply #122 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 00:26:08 »
Did you have any pictures of the enigma gray finish?

You should also search for manofinterestsí YouTube review for the norbaforce in enigma grey, I think the finish will be similar. ( I actually have never seen one in real life, I hope to at the end of the month :) )

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« Reply #123 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 00:34:57 »
Thank you!

So the norbatouch in this video should be enigma gray?
t=8s

I just want to get a better idea as to what the finish would look like on the Heavy 6 lol.
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« Reply #124 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 01:46:04 »

I just want to get a better idea as to what the finish would look like on the Heavy 6 lol.

That looks like anodized...  check this out
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« Reply #125 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 11:39:35 »
It's a little hard to say with the lighting, but from what I can tell, the first vid above is anodized gray or black. The second video is enigma black, I think (same texture as Enigma Gray but darker.)

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« Reply #126 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 18:08:53 »
How are the Venice Beach ones coming along?

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« Reply #127 on: Sun, 31 March 2019, 18:17:49 »
Still expected around end of this month. I spoke to them earlier today actually specifically about the purple and they were having some issues with that specific color, but I think they'll just re-run it tomorrow.

How are the finishes coming along?

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« Reply #128 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 15:49:01 »
Still waiting for the final report from the applicator. We're now around their promised delivery date, so I'm bugging them regularly. They have now finished the Heavy-6 back plates that were in the same batch but haven't quite yet finished the last few Norbatouch colors (specifically, the more tricky non-texture ones, Venice, Purple, and RR, because some of those had to be re-done, as is usually the case.)

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« Reply #129 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 22:30:16 »
Just curious, did you have final numbers on finishes chosen?

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« Reply #130 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 21:48:27 »


We can thank my friend Huey/manofinterests for that one.

Thanks Huey

Double thanks, Huey. I ordered one in Aperture yesterday.

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« Reply #131 on: Tue, 09 April 2019, 21:51:23 »
Any movement on Venice Beach? Just got my new cables, so keen to put everything together with the new case as well!

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« Reply #132 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 14:56:23 »
Any movement on Venice Beach? Just got my new cables, so keen to put everything together with the new case as well!

I just sent out an email update to everyone with a pending open order. In short: Venice Beach and Retro Refrigerator finishes continue to be very tricky to apply, even in their new matte forms, causing several to need to be re-coated after a first attempt didn't pass my (admittedly fairly picky) QC standards. Since the whole order is batched together, this has prevented delivery of all the powder-coated parts. The workshop has worked out a new process that seems to be yielding consistently good results on those finishes and now it's just a matter of working their way through the backlog to close out the order. I expect this will probably take another couple of weeks. I'll keep after them. :)


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« Reply #133 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 20:54:08 »
Awesome, thanks for the update.

Just saw the email. Looking forward to the case being ready in a few weeks!

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« Reply #134 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 01:58:14 »
Thanks for the update !!

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« Reply #135 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 12:53:55 »
Got my norbatouch case a few days ago, thank you so much norbauer!  Beautiful quality.

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« Reply #136 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 13:02:02 »
Got my norbatouch case a few days ago, thank you so much norbauer!  Beautiful quality.
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What a lovely photo; thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #137 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 00:40:32 »
Got my norbatouch case a few days ago, thank you so much norbauer!  Beautiful quality.
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Damn that is an awesome shot for such an elegant board.

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« Reply #138 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 02:57:50 »
Got my norbatouch case a few days ago, thank you so much norbauer!  Beautiful quality.
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