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Weekly Production Status Update

Last Updated: July 29th

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Dates are only estimations due to fluctuating manufacturing and transit times.

Coronavirus caused some residual delays, mostly ripple effect from the period of downtime.

Non-GMK Keycaps

EPBT Ivory

Ivory Deskmats arrived and orders are shipping out now! Some orders are being held by RAMA Ivory caps, they are in production now.

EPBT Less But Better

Estimated shipping date is Q3 2021.

EPBT Ramenstop

Currently in Production, estimated completion is late July to mid August. Will take around a month of transit, estimated October shipping to customers.

EPBT Soju

Currently in Production, estimated completion is late July to mid August. Will take around a month of transit, estimated October shipping to customers.

JTK Avocado

Estimated shipping date is Q4 2021.

KAT Cat's Eye

Production completion is estimated for December 2021.

KAT Cyberspace

Production is starting in September with about a 1 month production time. Arrival around November after transit.

KAT LALA

Production is starting in November with about a 1 month production time. Arrival around January/February 2022 after transit.

SA Espresso

Estimated production completion from Signature Plastics is Q3 2022.

SA Nightlight

SP has started production, but was delayed by about 4 weeks. Estimation is now late August 2021.

SA Magica

Tooling has been paid for and vendors are waiting on invoices from Maxkey. Estimated production completion is Q4 2021.

SP SA Silent Assassin

SP has stated that production will not be completing this year and is likely completing 2022.

SP SA Spectra

Order was placed with SP mid-July. Estimated production completion from Signature Plastics is early Q4 2022.

GMK Keycaps

GMK Alpine

Estimated production completion was estimated 38 weeks from order placement (late January 2021), estimated arrival November/December 2021.

GMK Amethyst

Order was placed, estimated production from GMK was 36 weeks, putting production completion approximately in September 2021. This will likely be a bit delayed as quite a few sets need to complete beforehand, unless their production speed increases greatly.

GMK Boho

Order was placed with GMK. Estimated production completion from GMK was 42 weeks from close, with another month or so for transit before shipping to customers (est. June 2022).

GMK Deku

Group Buy closed August 7th 2020. GMK's estimated production was originally 28 weeks from our order placement. New estimate from GMK puts it around end of August 2021.

GMK Evil Dolch

Order was placed with GMK mid-September 2020. Estimated production completion was originally 28 weeks. Update from GMK puts production completion around September 2021.

GMK Fox

Order was placed with GMK. Estimated production completion was 42 weeks which puts completion around March 2022. Estimated to customers about a month after, Q2 2022.

GMK Gateway

Estimated production completion from GMK was 35 weeks from close, with another month or so for transit before shipping to customers (est. Q4 2021).

GMK Haku

Estimated production completion from GMK was 42 weeks from close (end of June 2021), with another month or so for transit before shipping to customers (est. May/Q2 2022).

GMK Hanami Dango

Estimated production completion from GMK was 38 weeks from close, with another month or so for transit before shipping to customers (Q3 2021).

GMK Ishtar

GMK currently estimates this set to complete end of August. Will take around a month of transit, estimated October shipping to customers.

GMK Nines Round 3

Order was placed in August 2020, with originally a 32 week lead time. GMK updated us that this set is scheduled to complete late September/ early October.

GMK Prepress

Estimated production completion was originally 28 weeks, but missed the date. New update from GMK puts completion around end of August.

GMK Pride

Estimated production completion was originally 34 weeks from Group Buy close. It will likely be a bit later due to their production backlog (est. Q4 2021).

GMK Posh

Production estimation from GMK was originally 36 weeks. Estimated shipping to customers was August/September 2021, however GMK will likely be delayed since a handful of sets still need to complete beforehand. Estimated November/December 2021.

GMK Rainy Day

Order was placed in November with an estimated production of 34 weeks from close, with about another month or so for transit. Originally estimated for September 2021, however GMK will likely be delayed since a handful of sets still need to complete beforehand.

GMK Retrocast

Estimated production completion was 34 weeks from order placement (mid Nov), with another few weeks of transit before shipping to customers. Estimated delivery September 2021, assuming GMK production completes on time.

GMK Shoko R2

Current estimate from GMK is around October 2021 completion.

GMK Star

Estimated production completion from GMK was 36 weeks from close, with another month or so for transit before shipping to customers (est. Dec 2021/January 2022).

GMK Storm

Estimated production was 36 weeks from close, which puts it November production completion with another month of transit to us. Estimated shipping to customers December/January.

GMK Sunset Surfing

Estimated production completion from GMK was 42 weeks from order placement (early June), with another month or so for transit before shipping to customers (est. Early Q2 2022).

GMK Yeeti

Vendors were invoiced and everything is in place. Estimated production completion from GMK was 44 weeks from order placement (early April), with another month or so for transit before shipping to customers (est. January/Q1 2022).

Other Products

Blade - 60% Keyboard Case

Order was placed with KBDfans. Production is estimated to complete at the end of July 2021. Will take around a month of transit, estimated August 2021 shipping to customers.

Deskmats

Deskmats en route to our warehouse:

GMK Deku, GMK Evil Dolch, GMK Ishtar, GMK Posh, GMK Prepress, SA Nightlight

Samples are being inspected for the newest batch, which includes KAT Cyberspace, SA Magica, GMK Rainy Day, GMK Alpine, GMK Amethyst, SA Nightlight, GMK Hanami Dango, GMK Retrocast, ePBT Ramenstop, and ePBT Soju.

EV-01 Switches

These completed production and are in transit to our warehouse. Will take around a month of transit and customs and will be in-stock late July.

Infinity Ergodox

Final flashing is being tested on pre-production models and then will be ready for full production! Once production starts it should take about two months.

Keebwerk Nano Oasis

Keebwerk will be finishing production by the end of next week. Arrival by August/September 2021 after transit.

Keystone Mechanical Keyboard

Check out our most recent Kickstarter Development Update!

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

Kira Stealth / Upgrade Cases / Keycaps

We are getting PCBs sent to us to be checked by out engineers. This project is moving forward! Our team member in China visited the factory this week to ensure production moves smoothly.

Kono Midnight Switches

Production lead time was 5 weeks from close (July 30), with another month for transit. Estimated September 2021 arrival.

Stargaze Deskmats

These will be produced with our next batch of deskmats and are estimated to complete production September 2022.

Sushi Deskmats

These completed production and are in transit to our warehouse. Will take around a month of transit and customs and will be in-stock late August/mid September.

THOK Ramses Encoder Knob

The estimated production time was 8-16 weeks from close (mid May). Estimated Q3 2021.

Titan65

Vendors and designers are organizing the production. Estimated production completion is Q4 2021.