Status and Updates

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ProjectDateUpdate
Vega2021-09-25
  • The factory has been suffering from a major regional power shortage, which is forcing facility shutdowns and off-peak hour operations. This is having a crippling effect on the final stretch of Vega production; due to this, the new best-case ETA is end of October. If power shortages worsen, this may stretch further; any further delays will be reported here.
  • Order edits processing is nearing completion; a system to check final orders will be available once complete.
Andromeda2021-09-16
  • Direct shipping from China to bypass backlogged US sea freight ports is under consideration; this may speed up delivery times with no extra cost.
  • Last-minute packaging changes have been put into place to make the boards compatible with the above.
  • All aluminum case parts have been completed to meet QC requirements.
ePBT SimpleJA R22021-09-03

Kitting overhauled with added support for many 40% boards, improved ISO support, replaced super position keys, and base kit contents

ePBT SimpleJA R22021-09-01

Project announced with planned group buy in October

Equinox XL2021-08-30

Boards will be entering production once the aluminum source blocks are obtained.

Meridian2021-08-17

Batch 2 units stuck due to sea freight delays at US ports
No ETA is available until further notice

Andromeda2021-08-15

Imperfections with finishing has delayed manufacturing; ETA to be determined shortly
Boards undergoing refinishing to achieve required finish quality

Equinox XL2021-08-15

Board will be available until August 29

Orbit-X2021-08-15

Boards undergoing reanodization due to heavy mismatch discovered
Once complete, units will go on sale

JP602021-08-07

Prototypes produced and tested

Equinox XL2021-08-04

Group buy going live on August 15 at Cannonkeys, Daily Clack, Salvun, Yusha Kobo, and TypePlus
Pricing will be roughly 320USD at each vendor

Vega2021-08-01

ETA has not changed so far from September despite lockdowns
Order edits supposedly still in progress according to TypePlus
New shipping address edit form created and can be accessed here

Lunar II2021-07-28

Undergoing revised prototype testing

ePBT ModernJA2021-07-13

Group buy orders shipped Extra unit sales to follow after

ePBT ModernJA2021-07-06

Repairing two keys which had misaligned legends; sets to ship after

Horizon2021-07-01

Currently on hold to give priority to other projects

Vega2021-06-23

Possibility of further delays due to an emergency COVID lockdown in Shenzhen
If the ETA changes, a further update will be posted

Orbit-X2021-06-22

Due to travel restrictions with COVID, earliest board can go on sale is now July

Equinox XL2021-06-19

IC published at GeekHack

ePBT ModernJA2021-05-18

Manufacturing delayed; new ETA of mid-June

Andromeda2021-05-07

ETA delayed to August due to manufacturing delays

Vega2021-05-07

New ETA likely to be around September due to case manufacturing delays

Vega2021-04-21

Cases still in manufacturing stage at CNC drilling
Possible delays due to manufacturing; an update will be published when the extent of delays are known

Horizon2021-04-09

Prototype tested

Polaris2021-04-02

Extra units batch 2 sold and shipped
GB concluded

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    DateUpdate
    2021-04-02

    Extra units batch 2 sold and shipped
    GB concluded

    2021-03-29

    Extras batch 2 will be available at KBDfans on 3/29 19:00PST.

    2020-10-01

    Extras batch 1 to go on sale on 10/19

    2020-08-26

    Group buy units shipped
    Extra units preparing for sale

    2019-08-06

    Group buy will run for 1 month

    2019-04-24

    IC published at GeekHack

Vega

Current state: Group Buy Closed; In Manufacturing
  • The factory has been suffering from a major regional power shortage, which is forcing facility shutdowns and off-peak hour operations. This is having a crippling effect on the final stretch of Vega production; due to this, the new best-case ETA is end of October. If power shortages worsen, this may stretch further; any further delays will be reported here.
  • Order edits processing is nearing completion; a system to check final orders will be available once complete.
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    DateUpdate
    2021-09-25
    • The factory has been suffering from a major regional power shortage, which is forcing facility shutdowns and off-peak hour operations. This is having a crippling effect on the final stretch of Vega production; due to this, the new best-case ETA is end of October. If power shortages worsen, this may stretch further; any further delays will be reported here.
    • Order edits processing is nearing completion; a system to check final orders will be available once complete.
    2021-08-01

    ETA has not changed so far from September despite lockdowns
    Order edits supposedly still in progress according to TypePlus
    New shipping address edit form created and can be accessed here

    2021-06-23

    Possibility of further delays due to an emergency COVID lockdown in Shenzhen
    If the ETA changes, a further update will be posted

    2021-05-07

    New ETA likely to be around September due to case manufacturing delays

    2021-04-21

    Cases still in manufacturing stage at CNC drilling
    Possible delays due to manufacturing; an update will be published when the extent of delays are known

    2021-03-16

    TypePlus working on order edits as well as post-edit confirmation system
    Manufacturing currently still on track

    2021-01-21

    Order edits being delayed in processing
    Manufacturing still continuing
    Please see #vega-announcements within Discord for more details

    2021-01-09

    All requests for "order edits for order edits" no longer accepted
    Manufacturing continuing

    2020-12-31

    Cases and PCBs have begun manufacturing

    2020-12-07

    Group buy closed
    Deadline for order edits is 12/07 5:30PM EST

    2020-11-28

    Board available for sale at TypePlus in group buy format
    Current ETA of mid-2021

    2020-11-24

    In-stock batch sold out
    Preparing for group buy on November 28th

    2020-10-31

    Sales format and info revealed

    • 1000 in-stock units available at TypePlus on November 14; unlimited group buy to follow
    • 359USD in-stock, 329USD group buy
    2020-10-14

    In-stock batch now available for sale

    2020-06-16

    IC published to GeekHack

    2019-12-07

    Board prototype displayed to the public at SoCal meetup

Andromeda

Current state: Group Buy Closed; In Manufacturing
  • Direct shipping from China to bypass backlogged US sea freight ports is under consideration; this may speed up delivery times with no extra cost.
  • Last-minute packaging changes have been put into place to make the boards compatible with the above.
  • All aluminum case parts have been completed to meet QC requirements.
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    DateUpdate
    2021-09-16
    • Direct shipping from China to bypass backlogged US sea freight ports is under consideration; this may speed up delivery times with no extra cost.
    • Last-minute packaging changes have been put into place to make the boards compatible with the above.
    • All aluminum case parts have been completed to meet QC requirements.
    2021-08-15

    Imperfections with finishing has delayed manufacturing; ETA to be determined shortly
    Boards undergoing refinishing to achieve required finish quality

    2021-05-07

    ETA delayed to August due to manufacturing delays

    2020-10-25

    Group buy quantity cap reached; GB closed and boards entering production

    2020-10-24

    Group buy opened

    2020-10-19

    Pricing and vendors announced on Discord
    Sale to begin on October 24

    2020-01-01

    IC published

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    DateUpdate
    2021-07-13

    Group buy orders shipped Extra unit sales to follow after

    2021-07-06

    Repairing two keys which had misaligned legends; sets to ship after

    2021-05-18

    Manufacturing delayed; new ETA of mid-June

    2020-11-26

    Entering manufacturing

    2020-11-06

    GB to run for 20 days

    2020-11-01

    Group buy to go live on Nov 6

    2020-10-30

    IC published at Geekhack

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    DateUpdate
    2021-09-03

    Kitting overhauled with added support for many 40% boards, improved ISO support, replaced super position keys, and base kit contents

    2021-09-01

    Project announced with planned group buy in October

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    DateUpdate
    2021-08-15

    Boards undergoing reanodization due to heavy mismatch discovered
    Once complete, units will go on sale

    2021-06-22

    Due to travel restrictions with COVID, earliest board can go on sale is now July

    2020-01-01

    IC published on GeekHack

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    DateUpdate
    2018-03-15

    All units from Contra shipped; units from proxies to finish shipping shortly

    2018-02-28

    Orders from Cartel shipping; orders on proxies to follow shortly after

    2018-01-23

    Final production samples tested

    2018-01-16

    Boards to enter manufacturing shortly

    2017-12-16

    Keyboard kit now available for sale at Cartel

    2017-12-07

    IC published at GeekHack

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    DateUpdate
    2020-03-09

    Units shipped; group buy complete
    Extra units to be available at Cannonkeys on Saturday at 10:00AM EST

    2020-03-09

    Extra units sold Group buy complete

    2020-01-20

    Manufacturing complete; units to ship following Chinese New Year

    2019-10-12

    Boards to enter manufacturing shortly

    2019-09-28

    Board now available for sale at Cannonkeys, Mykeyboard, and Yusha Kobo

    2019-06-22

    IC published at GeekHack

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    DateUpdate
    2021-08-30

    Boards will be entering production once the aluminum source blocks are obtained.

    2021-08-15

    Board will be available until August 29

    2021-08-04

    Group buy going live on August 15 at Cannonkeys, Daily Clack, Salvun, Yusha Kobo, and TypePlus
    Pricing will be roughly 320USD at each vendor

    2021-06-19

    IC published at GeekHack

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    DateUpdate
    2019-07-27

    Initial group buy completed; now a regular product at KBDfans
    Visit KBDfans' website and/or Discord for latest updates

    2019-03-08

    IC published on KBDfans' website

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    DateUpdate
    2019-07-27

    Initial group buy completed; now a regular product at KBDfans
    Visit KBDfans' website and/or Discord for latest updates

    2019-03-08

    IC published on KBDfans' website

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    DateUpdate
    2021-08-17

    Batch 2 units stuck due to sea freight delays at US ports
    No ETA is available until further notice

    2021-01-24

    Batch 1 sold out
    Awaiting batch 2 shipment

    2021-01-23

    Batch 1 on sale

    2021-01-21

    Sale of batch 1 will begin on Jan 23

    2020-07-27

    Board info published

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    DateUpdate
    2019-05-07

    Now a regular product at Keyhive
    Visit their website and/or Discord for latest updates

    2019-05-01

    Group buy orders shipping

    2019-02-28

    To begin manufacturing shortly

    2019-02-14

    GB to run for 2 weeks

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