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Weekly Status Update (12/05)

Keep up to date on the status of all upcoming products! Updates weekly on Thursdays with the Kono Newsletter.

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GMK Merlin

GMK Merlin will begin production soon. Expected shipping date from GMK is mid-late February.

GMK Nines

Round 2 pre-orders are live!

Heavy Shell Barix

“It is already in production. There are some modifications to the plate structure before, which are expected to be completed on December 23rd”

Some final manufacturing steps are occurring, including plate finishing that’s scheduled to conclude on December 23. This is not the expected project status. We’re asking follow up questions and intend to have more details for you soon.

Hexgears Gemini Dawn / Dusk & Hexgears X-1

We have another restock for these boards upcoming, that we hope to arrive before the end of the year. However, we are waiting on the keycap supplier for more information before we have a firm timeline.

Pre-orders live on the product pages!

https://kono.store/products/gemini-dusk

https://kono.store/products/gemini-dawn

https://kono.store/products/hexgears-x-1-mechanical-keyboard

Hexgears Venture

Venture production is almost complete, all boards are made and are doing final testing. We requested an update early this week and will have an update from the factory likely next week.

Infinity Ergodox

“The prototype is being made for your confirmation, which is expected to be sent to you by express delivery on December 7th”

The factory manager was finally able to provide project updates — apologies for the delay. His mother experienced a medical emergency a few days after he returned from a long trip. He then had to travel back home for a couple of weeks to support his family and manage her care. That slowed down communications severely.

Several samples are on the way for evaluation and approval. They’re expected to arrive next week. Now that the manager is back and settled in updates should be quicker.

KAM Starry Night

The set is a go and production is underway.

Keystone Mechanical Keyboard

Vouchers have been sent to all backers! Please check your emails for the code. For Kickstarter Backers, Beam Spring redemption will go out as separate vouchers, likely after the Keystones themselves have shipped.

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

Kira Stealth / Upgrade Cases / Keycaps

“It is now processed on CNC, and is expected to be completed on January 10, 2020”

The factory manager was finally able to provide project updates — apologies for the delay. His mother experienced a medical emergency a few days after he returned from a long trip. He then had to travel back home for a couple of weeks to support his family and manage her care. That slowed down communications severely.

Given the PCB respin and disassembly / reassembly, we expect Kira Stealth to arrive at the Kono warehouse (where it will ship to you) in February or March 2020.

Maxkey Berserk 2.0

Shipping to customers now! Limited extras are now available while stock lasts!

New Kira Frames

“The spray has been completed, can we not make UPC LABLE for this?”

We sent labels, but they weren’t received. They will be resubmitted and used to complete packaging. As soon as we have shipping timelines they’ll be posted.

SA Arcane

SP has updated us and says it will be shipping out on Monday, Dec 9th! It will then take a few weeks of transit and check-in before it is shipping out to customers. Contact support@kono.store with any questions or concerns.

SA Bubble

SA Bubble has arrived and shipped out! Contact support@kono.store with any questions or concerns.

SA Granite

“Now I will wait for your final data, and I will arrange the sample for your confirmation. The prototype (BASE TEXT KIT) is expected to be completed on December 15th.”

We’re working with the factory to lock in final details. Samples didn’t match our design, so we had to order another round with adjustments. The next batch of samples is expected to complete on December 15th and will ship to us soon after. Once that’s confirmed we’ll have a new ETA for you.

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

SA Symbiosis

Symbiosis is now shipping out to customers! Limited extras are available now! Contact support@kono.store with any questions or concerns.

Skog Lite

The manufacturer has gotten back to us. The Skogs are now on their way to our distribution center in two shipments. They should be arriving mid/late December, which means shipment will likely start January.