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Weekly Production Status Update

Last Updated: November 25th

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

Freight lead times have doubled due to the pandemic, some estimates may be delayed due to extended port times.

Non-GMK Keycaps

EPBT Axolotls

Estimated production completion is approximately June 2022.

EPBT Ivory

This is all shipped out!

EPBT Less But Better

These are in production and should be finishing in the next month or so, then will take about a month and a half of transit.

Estimated shipping date is Q4 2021.

EPBT Ramenstop

Previously estimated to complete production in August 2021. Current production estimate is Q4 2021 and will take around a month of transit, estimated Q1 2022 shipping to customers.

EPBT Soju

Currently in Production, original estimation was late August, but they are still working on the project. It will likely complete closer towards the end of the year, we are waiting to hear back on an update.

JTK Avocado

Estimated shipping date was originally Q4 2021, however JTK have updated us it will take about 3 months from late October to complete. Approximately mid Q1 2022.

JTK Winner

Estimated completion from JTK is 12 weeks for production, approximately Q1 2022.

KAT Cat's Eye

Production completion is estimated for December 2021.

KAT Cyberspace

Production has completed. Keycaps are being sorted, and then will be shipped to us.

The Box60 case has arrived and any solo orders will ship shortly.

KAT LALA

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

MG Fishing

Estimated production completion is Q4 2021.

MG Ghost

These are in transit to us now and are expected to land mid-December.

MG Salmon

Estimated production completion is Q1 2022.

SA Espresso

Estimated production completion from Signature Plastics is Q3 2022.

SA Nightlight

Deskmats and Keycaps have arrived and are preparing for shipping now.

SA Magica

Production completed and is shipping to us now. Estimated arrival late Q1 2021 after transit.

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.

SP SA Bubble R2

Estimated production completion from Signature Plastics is Q1 2023. We will have a more accurate lead time after placing the order to SP.

GMK Keycaps

GMK is currently quite behind their production estimates. Each project will likely ship at least a month apart. The order of the next sets:

  • Deku (In Transit)
  • Prepress (Arrived & Shipped)
  • Evil Dolch
  • Ishtar (In Transit)
  • Shoko R2

GMK Alpine

Estimated production completion was originally 38 weeks from order placement in late January 2021. However, this has been pushed back due to the delays with other sets, and GMK now estimates Q2 2022.

GMK Amethyst

Estimated production from GMK was originally 36 weeks, but due to numerous delays with production timelines has been pushed back.

GMK now estimates a late Q1 production completion, with about a month and a half of transit. Estimated arrival Q2 2022.

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

These completed production and shipment has been scheduled from GMK. Estimated arrival is early January after transit.

GMK Evil Dolch

Order was placed with GMK mid-September 2020. Estimated production completion was originally 28 weeks.

GMK now estimates a late Q4 production completion, with about a month and a half of transit. Estimated arrival Q1 2022.

GMK Firefly

Order was placed with GMK. Estimated production was approximately 48 weeks after close (late October) with another month of transit. (Est. Q4 2022).

GMK Fox

Estimated production completion from GMK was originally 42 weeks, but due to GMK's production delays, we now estimate production completion in Q3 2022.

GMK Gateway

Estimated production completion from GMK was originally 35 weeks from close, however they have been delayed and we now estimate production completion in Q2 2022.

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 originally 38 weeks from close, however they have been quite delayed with production. We now estimate production completion in Q2 2022.

GMK Ishtar

Shipment has been organized from GMK and will arrive likely early January.

GMK Momo Yume

Order will be placed with GMK after vendors submit final numbers. Estimated production completion is Q4 2022.

Deskmats estimated to arrive Q2 2022.

GMK Nines Round 3

Order was placed in August 2020, with originally a 32 week lead time.

GMK has stated that this project has been delayed until February 2022 due to severe material shortages.

GMK Prepress

These arrived and shipped out!

GMK Pride

Estimated production completion was originally 34 weeks from Group Buy close.

GMK estimates production completion for Q2 2022, with arrival Q3 after transit.

GMK Posh

Production estimation from GMK was originally 36 weeks.

GMK now estimates a late Q1 production completion, with about a month and a half of transit. Estimated arrival Q2 2022.

GMK Rainy Day

Order was placed in November with an estimated production of 34 weeks from close, however GMK has been quite delayed with production. We now estimate this to complete production in Q2 2022.

GMK Retrocast

Estimated production completion was 34 weeks from order placement (mid Nov), with another few weeks of transit before shipping to customers. This was previously estimated to complete production in September 2021. We have reached out to GMK and are awaiting an updated lead-time. We now estimate this to complete production in Q4 2021 and will update accurately once GMK replies.

GMK Shadow

Order has been placed with GMK. Vendors are awaiting invoicing now.

Estimated production completion from GMK was 45 weeks from order placement (early August 2021), with another month or so for transit before shipping to customers (est. July 2022).

GMK Shoko R2

GMK now estimates a late Q4 production completion, with about a month and a half of transit. Estimated arrival Q1 2022.

GMK Star

Estimated production completion from GMK was 36 weeks from close, however they are quite a few sets delayed. New estimation of production completion is Q2 2022.

GMK Storm

Estimated production was 36 weeks from close, but due to production timeline delays with GMK has been pushed back.

GMK estimates production completion for Q2 2022, with arrival Q3 after transit.

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

Bob Ross Deskmats

These completed production and are organized for shipment to us. Due to transit and port delays of about a month, this is looking more likely to be late December for arrival. Hoping to ship by end of year, but depends on any transit delays.

Deskmats

These deskmats have arrived at our warehouse and are shipping now:

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

Samples are being inspected and approved 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.

Infinity Ergodox

We requested an update, but the factory stated they are actually in the process of moving the entire factory location. They requested the Bill of Materials again for production and is confirming the details.

Final flashing was tested and approved. Once production starts it should take about two months.

Keebwerk Nano Oasis

These are shipping now with the replacement parts!

Keystone Mechanical Keyboard

Check out our most recent Kickstarter Development Update on Kickstarter!

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

Kira Stealth / Upgrade Cases / Keycaps

This project will be handled after the Infinity Ergodox is produced. Please reach out to support@kono.store if you'd like to adjust your order or if you have any questions or concerns.

Kono Midnight Stabilizers

Due to extended transit and port times, estimated mid-December 2021.

Kono Midnight Switches

These took a little longer than was originally estimated. They have completed production and are being bagged now. These finished bagging and are shipping soon, however due to current transit times, arrival is looking closer to January.

Magic Subway Deskmats

These will be part of our upcoming batch and will take about 3 months of production and transit. Estimated arrival Q1 2022.

Marble Deskmats

These will be part of our upcoming batch and will take about 3 months of production and transit. Estimated arrival Q1 2022.

Retrotrip Deskmats

These are getting samples organized now and will go into production once they are approved. Estimated arrival after ~1 month production time and 1-2 month transit is Q1 2022.

Stargaze Deskmats

These needed additional time and are in the middle of production. Transit will take about a month and a half after completion.

THOK Ramses Encoder Knob

THOK will ship these to us soon and should arrive late December, early January.

Titan65

Vendors and designers are organizing the production. Some component shortages have pushed estimated production completion to Q1 2022.

VE+C11 Monitor & Macropad

Estimated production completion was 5 months after close in late October. Putting arrival estimated around late Q1 2022.