Production for Gaijin is wrapping up as the final delay was caused by this mold which was missing:
All Gaijin kits will be sent from Siganture Plastics to Drop’s warehouse by the end of this week (Feb 23rd to Saturday 29th, 2020). Drop will then ship immediately unless you also ordered Cyberdeck.
Cyberdeck Update –
The Cyberdeck kits suffered from a secondary delay due to these unacceptable molds:
I also confirmed manufacturing of these last couple of molds, which were previously delayed by Signature Plastics:
Current estimate for Cyberdeck completion and shipping from Signature Plastics facility is March 16th. Drop will then receive/ship the kits.
I would like to thank you again for the support and patience so far. When you sign up for a project of my authorship you can rest assured that I will always work as hard as possible, without compromises. I will always do whatever it takes to deliver the best.
By now you are already well aware of the delays that happened with these two kits, which suck.
But on a positive side, rest assured that manufacturing of everyone’s keycaps based on my new mold designs is already approved. The molds match the renders for Cyberdeck/Gaijin very closely, if not perfect, like they should have been from the beginning.
Previously, as some of you already know, Signature Plastics have manufactured our kits using unacceptable Filco molds. I have no clue why they went ahead and did this, spending lots of time and resources, but I was very disappointed.
Production is moving in full force and I hope to get these kits delivered quickly. Very soon the ones affected will be able to enjoy Laser as much as the rest of the participants!
Thank you very much for your patience and support, you are appreciated.
PS – For those unaware, I recently created my very own Discord server in which we are frequently discussing projects, ways to improve them, new designs and production updates. Feel free to join and invite your friends as well, if you enjoy keyboards I think you’ll have a nice time hanging out with us!
In today’s Godspeed SA Round 2 news I would like to introduce a kit that I have been working on for a while.
The single most incredible achievement in human history is, in my opinion, the Moon Landing. Such feat was only feasible due to centuries of work, dedication and sacrifice of countless generations of scientists, workers and dreamers.
Every time I observe the Moon, it always amazes me. To think that we managed to travel to that place and walk on its surface. It is so incredibly far to us humans and to think about the distance – 384.400 km to be precise. We fought every single step into the way of getting there.
The sheer physics and math behind this accomplishment, preparation, improvisation, maybe a lit bit of a luck… Everything we ever did as a civilization resulted into what we did on July 20th, 1969 – we, as a civilization, traveled to the Moon and came back home.
Genespeed is a tribute to one of the most inspiring moments of this journey.
Following the accident of Apollo I where Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee lost their lives in a fire, Flight Director Eugene Kranz gathered the team into a room and gave a beautiful speech that arguably changed the course of history.
The Genespeed kit is a streamlined and robust kit which covers all of the popular keyboards with a slick and elegant colorway.
Dedicated to Gene Kranz and all of those who gave their lives so we could land on the Moon.
As the title suggests, the Rush colorway from MiTo DSA: Legacy isn’t the same as Laser GMK/SA. In other words, the Rush DSA keycap set is not Laser DSA. One may somehow end up thinking it is, but it is not. The colors are not the same and the inspiration behind these projects is also not the same.
If a friend of yours invites you to his home so he can show you his brand new Anne Pro 2 (Cherry MX Blues) with Laser DSA on it, you will be disappointed. Not because the keycaps look mediocre, they can arguably look that way depending on your personal taste. But you’ll be disappointed because the keycap set won’t be what you initially thought (Laser DSA). Who knows, maybe you are a sucker for DSA and wanted to see this “rare” edition of Laser. Perhaps you like Laser so much that trying it on DSA profile wouldn’t hurt. Despite your friend best intentions, in the end you will be disappointed.
In case this happens to you, your friend was either trying lure you to his home so you could have an enjoyable conversation about mechanical keyboards or he was tricked by somebody else – maybe somebody from Discord with second intentions, maybe a sketchy seller from /r/MechMarket or perhaps by his own eyes – into thinking that Rush DSA is Laser DSA. But as somebody who worked entirely alone in the conception of these projects, I can guarantee you that it is not.
In the event of the reader of this post still being doubtful, I present you a comparison picture displaying clearly, side by side, that Rush DSA is not Laser DSA.
Note that the color shades isn’t the same, the distribution of colors isn’t the same and even the theme is not the same. Briefly speaking, Laser is a cyberpunk/outrun inspired project whilst the entire MiTo DSA series (Legacy/Rush included) is inspired after Counter Strike weapons. Granted, one could argue that because these designs display cyan, purple and pink, all at the same time, then consequentially they are the same. But this is false and I can prove it with football.
If you observe the uniforms worn by both Brazilians’ and Australians’ national teams, you’ll be able to see a similar illusion (Rush versus Laser) taking place. Note that both selections sport the iconic green and yellow colors as their uniform colors. This doesn’t, however, automatically qualifies these both teams as being the same. Mostly because you don’t see football fans calling the Australia football team the one and only five times world champion. Never once in my life I have heard of Australians being made fun of because their national team got eliminated from the World Cup by a score of 7-1. In their home turf. Analogously, I can’t recall a single time people came to Brazil excited for seeing a kangaroo in real life for the first time.
In conclusion, I think it is now clear for everyone that the Rush colorway that was offered in the MiTo DSA: Legacy keycap set drop isn’t actually Laser in the DSA form. I hope this makes it clear once and for all that these two projects aren’t the same and if by chance you encounter anyone who thinks otherwise you can show him or her this post for clarification.