More WhiteFox (less Massdrop)

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matt3o
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20 Jun 2017, 16:00

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some of you may know about the little drama around the WhiteFox. Long story short MD and IC disagrees on who owns what, who should do what, and blah blah blah.

I stayed out of it... but I must say I was kinda happy when Input Club told me that we were going to make the WhiteFox without Massdrop. That means, having full control over the manufacturing process, which was crucial to me.

It also means a lot of responsibility... customer care and logistics is huge part of it, that's why we had to simplify the group buy as much as possible. We reduced the number of switch options and the only available and now official layout is the True Fox.

But anyway. Long story short. We are trying kickstarter. It won't be easy, we need to sell a f&%k load of keyboards and without the huge reach that Massdrop has it will be hard... but we will try anyway.

The kickstarter is already available since a few minutes. If you want to know more you can also read my blog post about it. If you have any question don't hesitate to ask.

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

20 Jun 2017, 16:08

OMG EARLY BIRD SPECIAL I AM IN.

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_PixelNinja

20 Jun 2017, 16:22

Hoping it will help a bit I've relayed the info on some of the French forums I'm at.

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matt3o
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20 Jun 2017, 16:23

_PixelNinja wrote: Hoping it will help a bit I've relayed the info on some of the French forums I'm at.
thanks! Please if any of you is active on other boards do share :)

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_PixelNinja

20 Jun 2017, 16:29

No problem — it's the least I can do.

robotsokk

20 Jun 2017, 16:56

Best of luck on the KS, Matt3o! The WF is an excellent board with great build quality (very happy with mine). Awesome to see this offered with Halo switches.

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

20 Jun 2017, 17:00

Also thank god for the cherry stabilizers. Just PLEASE PLEASE make sure to use GENUINE Cherry MADE stabilizers and not the crappy, rattly stuff that you get with cheap China kits ...

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snoopy

20 Jun 2017, 17:08

Reminds me that I still haven't assembled my kit from last time... :lol:

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_PixelNinja

20 Jun 2017, 17:33

Wodan wrote: Also thank god for the cherry stabilizers. Just PLEASE PLEASE make sure to use GENUINE Cherry MADE stabilizers and not the crappy, rattly stuff that you get with cheap China kits ...
This. Always. With all keyboards.

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Techno Trousers
100,000,000 actuations

20 Jun 2017, 18:04

You're almost a quarter of the way there already, nice!

seaworthy

20 Jun 2017, 19:43

So glad to see this happening and on your terms with your control. Love my White Fox and want at least one more. Purchased a few minutes ago. You’re already above $32k. I have no doubt you will reach the goal…probably in less than a week once the word gets out.

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Phenix
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20 Jun 2017, 21:17

nice!
The Early Offer is already sold-out..

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

20 Jun 2017, 22:44

Getting coverage:

http://kotaku.com/one-of-the-mechanical ... 1796260632

Check the three comments at the bottom, these guys are not "our" crowd... :lol:

riterdando

20 Jun 2017, 23:38

Great Keyboard that was on my list for quite a while. I just ordered via Kickstarter.

Now please time warp...


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cookie

21 Jun 2017, 14:35

Very nice, what a Robin Hood move (Where Massdrop is the Sheriff of Nottingham).
Wish you a successful kickstart and that this will actually happen :)

The black one looks fantastic.

Cheers!

DrOpBoX

21 Jun 2017, 15:57

no shipping in Italy...=(

But great job! :mrgreen:

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matt3o
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21 Jun 2017, 16:19

DrOpBoX wrote: no shipping in Italy...=(

But great job! :mrgreen:
yes it is! :P

Findecanor

21 Jun 2017, 22:00

I assume that the PCB underneath has ISO support so that it could be modded with split left Shift,
but I can´t really afford one right now...
riterdando wrote: Now please time warp...
It´s just a jump to the left ...

DrOpBoX

22 Jun 2017, 10:50

matt3o wrote:
DrOpBoX wrote: no shipping in Italy...=(

But great job! :mrgreen:
yes it is! :P
But we need to pass the custom and pay tax/custom fee...right? =(

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stuplarosa
AltGr

22 Jun 2017, 11:00

Nice!

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matt3o
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22 Jun 2017, 13:17

Funded! YAY! :)

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TuxKey
LLAP

22 Jun 2017, 14:11

matt3o wrote: Funded! YAY! :)

just looked 109% Awsome :D
i soooo want to join regardless of the fact that i got the k-type coming..


Still to me it's the story of David and Goliath. Trying to get from under the big MD foot..
Just wish i could be a part of the movement.. Still 34days to go who knows perhaps will see a miracle and get the option to go Vanilla yet..
Otherwise i'm still happy it's doing so well hope it get's to 150% funding and higher..
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Techno Trousers
100,000,000 actuations

22 Jun 2017, 15:02

[quote=Matt3o]Long story short. We are trying kickstarter. It won't be easy, we need to sell a f&%k load of keyboards and without the huge reach that Massdrop has it will be hard... but we will try anyway.[/quote]

110% funded with 34 days to go! Seems now your greatest worry will be manufacturing a f&%k load of keyboards!! :oops: what a great problem to have. :D

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Phenix
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22 Jun 2017, 19:13

congratz! The question is: from where will they ship? I hope you (so Italy) will handle it..

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matt3o
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22 Jun 2017, 19:27

a fulfillment center most likely in US (sowwy)

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Phenix
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22 Jun 2017, 19:31

oh no :mad:
A EU center (for EU participants isnt possible?

googolplex

22 Jun 2017, 20:58

Waited so long for a chance to buy a WhiteFox and then there is no ISO layout option... :cry: What about an EU fulfillment center with EU layout options for EU citizens? The demand seems to be great.

quint

22 Jun 2017, 22:17

....That is basically the only thing holding me back from joining

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waldorf120

23 Jun 2017, 20:57

Y U NO offer Alps support?

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matt3o
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24 Jun 2017, 10:42

the demand is less than you'd think BUT as EU citizen, I'm working on it! There are a couple of interested stores in EU, hopefully we'll find a way (not for this kickstarter but for future releases)

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