VorTex PBT Keycaps (black, white, engraved, lasered, otaku!)

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

24 Aug 2011, 06:18

Hi guys,

Once again a new opportunity from the VorTex folks. We have been offered to order the following items directly from them. The offer is for full sets of 104 keys (US ANSI) PBT keycaps. The following variants are available:

1x "Black on Black" (Black keycap, engraved font, no fill) - EUR 25,00
1x "Pink on Black" (Black keycap, laser etched with a pinkish color font) - EUR 25,00
1x "Black on White" (White keycap, laser etched with a black/grey color font) - EUR 24,00
1x "White on White" (White keycap, engraved font, no fill) - EUR 25,00
1x "Otaku" (Black keycap, no engraving, no labelling, blank) - EUR 25,00
1x "Otaku Pure" (White keycap, no engraving, no labelling, blank) - EUR 25,00

The pricing for each set would be as listed above plus shipping costs (estimated around EUR 3,90 in Germany, EUR 8,00 or less in Europe).

The sets have a slight error in package production, so you will find rests of glue underneath the keycap. This can be peeled off with your fingernails or washed off with cleaning alcohol and/or tape. The keycaps are 100% in perfect order, aside from this error in the packaging. Please keep that in mind when leaving an order, if you are super lazy, these are not for you. See the pictures in the post below for reference:

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Example pictures

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Demonstration of the glue rubbing off from the packaging. Please peel this off.

As usual you pay no additional costs or taxes since items will be shipped from me in Europe.

Sounds good? Please leave your order and country below. I am only able to ship to Europe and closeby. Please refer to iMav and the Geekhack orders for according orders in the CONUS. Invoices will be sent out once we have enough orders.

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db_Iodine

24 Aug 2011, 07:09

Well.. Seems like I need some more keycaps.

I'll take:
1x "Black on Black" (Black keycap, engraved font, no fill)
1x "Pink on Black" (Black keycap, laser etched with a pinkish color font)
1x "White on White" (White keycap, engraved font, no fill)
1x "Otaku Pure" (White keycap, no engraving, no labelling, blank)

Any idea when these would actually be available? I'm in no hurry whatsoever but would like to know some estimates.

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

24 Aug 2011, 07:11

They are in stock, so it would be just the shipping from Taiwan to here & the customs declaration. Which should be much faster than with the Pokers, since I know how to do this stuff now :)

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Mr.Bean

24 Aug 2011, 07:23

I take

1x "Black on White" (White keycap, laser etched with a black/grey color font)

From Belgium

EDIT: Add 1x "Black on Black" (Black keycap, engraved font, no fill)
Last edited by Mr.Bean on 24 Aug 2011, 17:34, edited 2 times in total.

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db_Iodine

24 Aug 2011, 07:49

I'll then gladly confirm my order.

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webwit
Wild Duck

24 Aug 2011, 08:44

Why does otaku cost more than engraved? That doesn't make sense.

BiNiaRiS

24 Aug 2011, 09:34

is iMav planning on posting a group buy for these on geekhack?

and also, what are these? they look like KBC sets but I have never heard of VorTex,

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F u r u y á

24 Aug 2011, 09:35

webwit wrote:Why does otaku cost more than engraved? That doesn't make sense.
I agree.

Specially because I'm interested in them :mrgreen:

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

24 Aug 2011, 09:52

They are probably identical to those marketed as KBC. Afterall most stuff comes from the exact same factory. The prices are based on popularity, no doubt. You can see that the most boring set is the cheapest ;)

VorTex is the company who makes the Poker, and more. iMav also does business with them, so he should be able to get these as well.

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mr_frag

24 Aug 2011, 09:55

WoW Sixty, another great groupbuy!

I'll take the following set:

1xPink on black

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woody
Count Troller

24 Aug 2011, 10:24

Hi Sixty,

Any idea on tentative date for executing this?

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

24 Aug 2011, 10:25

We'll go when I have 30~50 orders

Correction: When we have 30~50 sets, not orders.

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fossala
Elite +1

24 Aug 2011, 10:30

What is the difference between otaku and otaku pure?

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

24 Aug 2011, 10:30

fossala wrote:What is the difference between otaku and otaku pure?
Otaku is black, otaku pure is white. I made up the names because I was feeling fancy today.

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fossala
Elite +1

24 Aug 2011, 11:03

Thanks.

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fossala
Elite +1

24 Aug 2011, 11:24

I'm in for the Otaku (black).

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webwit
Wild Duck

24 Aug 2011, 11:44

sixty wrote:They are probably identical to those marketed as KBC. Afterall most stuff comes from the exact same factory. The prices are based on popularity, no doubt. You can see that the most boring set is the cheapest ;)
Would have been interested, but I can't give them more money for not engraving/lasering them :D

intealls

24 Aug 2011, 11:59

1x "Pink on Black" (Black keycap, laser etched with a pinkish color font)

I don't know why, but I find this combo to be totally awesome.

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

24 Aug 2011, 12:01

I think I can adjust the price and skip the Euro if it makes most people happy. In the end it all comes out almost the same after importing + taxes.

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db_Iodine

24 Aug 2011, 12:34

intealls wrote:1x "Pink on Black" (Black keycap, laser etched with a pinkish color font)

I don't know why, but I find this combo to be totally awesome.
Nothing weird about that. Pink is a macho mans color.

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mr_frag

24 Aug 2011, 12:44

Pink on black keycaps, meanwhile on deskthority

Any change of geting side printed keycaps sixty?

intealls

24 Aug 2011, 14:39

lol on the both of you. For me, it's the amount of pink that's the limiting factor. The VorTex caps seem to posses a perfect amount of pink, the example below does not.
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maattdd

24 Aug 2011, 14:44

Another awesome group buy !
Is it possible to send it to Canada ? I'm gonna move from France soon ..

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

24 Aug 2011, 14:55

Yup, can do in that case.

Zelaxe

24 Aug 2011, 15:24

No chance of otaku with side printed command functions for KBC Poker?

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agor

24 Aug 2011, 16:35

I take:
1x "White on White" (White keycap, engraved font, no fill) - EUR 25,00

Any pics of them maybe? How white are they? As white as imsto's?

ripster

24 Aug 2011, 16:41

I was surprised to see that those really were pink and not the camera.

Not my girly hand.
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VladTepes

24 Aug 2011, 18:11

However keycaps on this photo have printed front sides like original Poker keycaps. Remplacement keycaps do not.

ripster

24 Aug 2011, 18:28

I think the guy with the harry arm is a deatheater.

yench

24 Aug 2011, 18:52

Are white caps white as in cherry cream white or filco white? Would be interested in cream blanks or black blanks.

I suspect that the legend will not be level with the surface?

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