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Weekly Production Status Update (July 2nd)

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Coronavirus is causing delays. Many projects (and updates on them) will be at stand still for the next few weeks. Almost all timelines are subject to change once we get updates from the various manufacturers.

Fulfillment is now underway! We are still awaiting some additional inventory from our previous center, particularly the Hexgears keyboards. We are working as fast as possible to get these back in stock and shipping.

EPBT Ivory

Estimated production time is 8 weeks from group buy close (July 1st). Estimated production completion is September, with arrival to our warehouse in October.

GMK ASCII

GMK originally gave us an estimated transit date of May 6th, but there has not been follow-up from them yet.

We will have an update once they give us a firm ship date.

GMK Copper

Purchase order was placed late February. Production is estimated for 24 weeks and then will have another month of transit from GMK to our distribution center. Estimated shipping is in September/ October.

GMK Firefly

GMK originally gave us an estimated transit date of May 3rd, but there has not been follow-up from them yet.

We will have an update once they give us a firm ship date.

GMK Fuyu

The order was placed late February and is moving forward with production. Production completion is estimated for 24 weeks with another month or so for transit and check-in. Estimated production completion is late August/ September.

GMK Hero

The Group Buy closed and the order was placed in March. Product packaging was requested and provided. Estimated production completion from GMK is September with another month or so of transit and check-in.

GMK Nines

We prepared Nines fulfillment and should be going out to customers shortly!

GMK Shark Bait

We are waiting on an update from GMK, these should be completing production soon.

GMK Spirit

The order was placed in March and estimated completion was 24 weeks. These are expected to complete manufacturing around September, with another month or so for transit and check-in before shipping out to customers.

GMK Umbra

Umbra is on its way now! Due to corona, transit times are a bit longer than normal. Expected arrival is August.

GMK Ursa

Order has been placed and kits have been confirmed with GMK for production. Their current estimate is 23 weeks from Order placement (occurred on Jan 27th) which puts completion around July/August. It will likely take another month or so after for transit times and check-in before shipping to customers.

GMK Yugo

Order was placed in Februrary with GMK for production. Their current production estimate is July, with another month or so for transit and check-in.

Hexgears Gemini, Venture & X-1

While reviewing our inventory, it became clear that the old fulfillment center had not yet handed over all of the Venture, X-1, and Gemini. We are working hard to get them into our new center and shipped out, but it will take longer than expected.

Infinity Ergodox

We are going to send a team member out to China to get this project moving as soon as it is safe and possible.

KAT Oasis

Production is underway. Estimated arrival from Keyreative is late summer.

KAT Specimen

Production is underway. Estimated arrival from Keyreative is late summer.

Keystone Mechanical Keyboard

The most recent development update from the Kickstarter.

Email support@kono.store with any questions or concerns.

Kira Stealth / Upgrade Cases / Keycaps

We assumed these shipped based on what the manufacturer said, however the shipment may have been delayed. We are in contact with them, but communication is spotty due to coronavirus.

We are going to send a team member out to China as soon as it is safe and possible, if this hasn't moved it will be taken care of then.

Kono Deskmats

Our first batch of deskmats have arrived and are shipping now! This first batch contains: Yugo, Ursa - Vista / Buzz / Pollen, Umbra, and High Voltage.

Second batch deskmats have been sampled and approved. Production is onging and has been estimated to complete on the 16th. Estimated arrival for Fuyu, Copper, Hero, Oasis, and Spirit deskmats is July after transit times.

Kono Gradient Cables

We received samples and they are looking great! More details and photos on the 4 gradient colorways coming soon!

SA 2600

Expected production time is about 5 months from GB close (June 30th). Estimated arrival is December/January.

SA Granite

We are going to send a team member out to China to get this project moving as soon as it is safe and possible.

If you need to make any changes to your order, please contact support@kono.store.