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Weekly Production Status Update (May 13)

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

Coronavirus is still causing delays, mostly ripple effect from the period of downtime at this point.

EPBT Ivory

ePBT Ivory arrived at our warehouse and is shipping!

The deskmat batch completed after some colormatching tests were approved. We will get these deskmats shipped to our warehouse as quickly as we can.

If you would like your order to ship with just the keycap set, we are offering a full refund on the deskmats due to this delay. Please contact support@kono.store and we can edit your order.

EPBT Less But Better

Order has been placed. Estimated shipping date is Q3 2021.

EPBT Ramenstop

Invoice paid! Estimated production is Q3 (6-8 months from close).

EPBT Soju

Invoice paid! Estimated production is Q3 (6-8 months from close).

EV-01 Switches

Restock ordered, these are estimated to finish production towards the end of the month/beginning of next month. Will be at our warehouse and in-stock approximately late June.

GMK Amethyst

Order was placed, estimated production from GMK was 36 weeks, putting production completion approximately in September 2021.

GMK Alpine

Invoice has been paid to GMK! Estimated production completion was estimated 38 weeks from order placement (late January 2021), estimated arrival November/December 2021.

GMK Copper

These have arrived and are shipping now! A very small amount of extras will go live after open orders have shipped out.

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. Pre-orders for extras are live now.

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. Pre-orders for extras are live now.

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 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 Hero

These were supposed to arrive this week but didn't. They have landed and are sitting at port, likely due to customs backup. These should be moving within the next week or so and then ship out shortly after they arrive.

GMK Ishtar

GMK currently estimates this set to complete end of August.

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. Pre-orders for extras are live now.

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

Order has been placed with GMK, production estimation from them is currently 36 weeks. Estimated shipping to customers is August/September 2021, assuming GMK production completes on time.

GMK Rainy Day

Order was placed in November. Estimated production was 34 weeks from close, with about another month or so for transit. Estimated September 2021 to ship to customers, assuming GMK production completes on time.

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

Estimated production from GMK was originally 28 weeks, but missed the date. Current estimate from GMK is around October 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 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).

GMK Yugo

Order was placed in February 2020 with GMK for production. Their production estimate was originally July 2020. Their new estimate is for end of May 2021.

Infinity Ergodox

Our team member in China visited the factory to ensure production moves smoothly. A new prototype is being sent to the IC engineers this week, as certain PCB components need to be checked. Then production will move into full swing.

JTK Avocado

Estimated shipping date is Q4 2021.

KAT Cat's Eye

Production completion is estimated for Q3 2021.

KAT Cyberspace

Production should be starting around May. Estimated production time is 3-4 months.

KAT LALA

Group Buy has closed and pre-orders for extra stock is live, estimated production completion from Keyreative is May 2021.

KAT Oasis

These have arrived and open orders shipped. Very few extras remain, and will go live at a later date.

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 Deskmats

Batch 3 has completed production and we will get them to us as quickly as possible. They were originally trying to complete before Chinese New Year, however material (rubber) shortages halted production. We are changing manufacturers for future batches due to these delays. The current batch included: Prepress, Deku, Evil Dolch, Ishtar, Posh, Nightlight, and Ivory Deskmats.

SA Espresso

Estimated production completion was 12 months from close (est. Q2 2022).

SA Nightlight

Production completion estimation is June 2021.

SP SA Silent Assassin

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

Sushi Deskmats

Production batch will be placed soon. Estimated shipping to customers after production is Q3 2021.

THOK Ramses Encoder Knob

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

Titan65

Vendors are finalizing their numbers and production order will be placed soon. Estimated production completion is Q4 2021.