September - Week 3 Update

Major Updates:

  • JD40 
    • The JD40 has arrived. 
    • We are currently preparing the shipment for the JD40. We are looking for a box that can best fit the JD40 which should arrive by tomorrow. 
    • We should have these all shipped the following day on 9/21.
  • TriC 80
    • We are working with you individuals to try to best solve the solution, and we'll make sure that each of you are happy with the product. 
    • If you are happy with the current order, we can get that right to you.

September - Week 1.4 Update

TriC 80 Update

So we were suppose to have this shipped by 9/6 which means this is going to be a very awkward update.

The TriC 80 arrived this week, but there's a slight dilemma. On the product page, I posted that the winkeyless would have blockers while the winkey generally wouldn't. It came out that the winkey would be the keyboard with blockers while the winkeyless does not have blockers.

We're going to send out an email to all of our customers who made a purchase, and we will see if you guys still want the product. I took a run at the keyboard and this thing is insanely gorgeous. It's a little tricky to get it started working, and I haven't really figured out the side LED's yet, but this thing is freaking amazing. For those of you who still want the board, I can't wait to share this product with you. 

For those of you that are now intrigued, we think we will be making a larger purchase. I had a lot of fun with this keyboard. It'll be on TYPEMACHINA when more 'IN STOCK' pieces are ready. The extras for this round will be on ORIGINATIVE Co.

Below are the pictures:





    September - Week 1.3 Update

    RJ Revo HHKB Kit

    • Last Information we got was that the RJ was delayed due to the T10 in Southern part of China.
    • Right now the RJ are completely done
    • These Kits are getting Quality Checked
    • They are going to ship as soon as quality checking is done
    • We'll update more information as soon as we receive any

    September - Week 1.2 Update

    Back again!

    • Majority of the Norbatouch Cases have been shipped out except two. We are still awaiting these two from the manufacturer.
    • The TriC 80 has arrived today. We are planning to have these shipped out as soon as this week.
    • JD40 are now en route to us.
    • JTK Toxic is still in the sorting process and will be shipped when they arrive.


    September - Week 1 Update

    Happy Labor Day

    I hope everyone had a great weekend. We definitely had a lot of time with the family who we haven't seen in awhile. It was a good time spent with the family!

    We got an update this week!

    • Ships tomorrow!
    • Arrives sometime between September 11 - September 15

    Enjoy the rest of your week :)

    August - Week 4 Update

    Hello all, 

    Thank you for your kind patience as we get you updates for the group buy/pre-order items.

    TriC 80

    • The TriC 80 just arrived at our Hong Kong facility and are on their way to us right now.

    Novatouch by Norbauer

    • Norbatouch cases arrived two days ago and will all be shipped on 9/1.

    EXENT and ACONIC set

    • The EXENT are almost done with the production. The GMK Special Edition set for the EXENT has arrived. Pictures can be found on


    • These are about done as well and will be shipped as soon as we receive them.


    • Just finished; awaiting news


    • Finished but delayed due to T10 Typhoon in Hong Kong; awaiting news


    • The Keyboard & Co. samples have been produced by GMK. They made a slight error and shipped them to MITO in Brazil. The items are currently en route to me and I'll send some samples to switchnollie for last confirmation before production. We are ALMOST THERE!

    Penumbra Accent Kit

    • GMK just sent us the shipment and is en route to our location. We will have them shipped as soon as we receive them all.


    • Classic Retro
    • Classic Retro Cyrillic
    • Accent Kit One
    • Accent Kit Two

    We have a few more fresh products coming out this month. TYPEMACHINA is almost done. The products are almost here. Secret Teaser w/ RAMA... 

    We have a lot more announcements to make but will save them for a later date :)

    Lastly, we want to announce FREE SHIPPING for orders $200 or more through September 1 to September 18 for Labor Day. ALL GROUP BUY/PRE-ORDER ITEMS will be excluded from the discount code. It will only apply to in stock items. The shipping also only applies to orders in the CONUS. Please use discount code "FREELABOR".


    August - Week 1 Update

    Hello kbdists,

    Sorry for missing the updates. Currently, we're just trying to work on our new platform. Feel free to sign up for our newsletter!

    Cream Cheese N Green & Cyan N Cream are both successful! The group buy ends in 20 days. Make sure to get it at the current price before it goes up!

    We are also testing out our SABER68 Bluetooth which may be released sooner than later :) Stay tuned for more updates.

    July - Week 3 Update

    Hello Enthusiasts,

    Thanks for joining us last week at our Originative Meet. We hope you guys were able to enjoy the event. If you guys missed out, we hope to see you at our next event!

    We have many things to be announcing this week and a group buy to start next week. Sign up for our newsletter for the latest details. 

    I've also announced a new company last week at the MEET. We are partnering with a long time friend, and the web-site will be up soon. More Details TBA


    • Arrived 7/17
    • Working on shipment


    • Slight delay on PCB still
    • All winkeyless sets are ready to go
    • We will await winkey ones to finish to have them shipped together


    • Scheduled to arrive beginning of August


    • Scheduled to arrive beginning of October

    JD40/JD45/TEX YODA

    • These are all scheduled to ship in late August


    • Anodization will be completed this week as there were some complications from the first anodizing company
    • Engraving will start on Monday
    • The items should be ready around first week of August

    July - Week 1 Update

    Hello Keyboard Enthusiasts,

    Sorry for the lack of updates. We've been busy setting up for the meet and celebrating Independence Day. I hope everyone enjoyed their July 4th with the family.


    • We just got the shipping notification for this. They are on the way, and we should be able to ship them all out the week we receive them.

    TriC 80

    • We just got the information that these are done but still being sorted


    • July 13th - 5 PM to 10 PM
    • Follow the signs to get to the meet
    • Come Hungry (Food ends at 8 PM)
    • Your name will be on the list if you RSVP'd, so please make sure you let them know your name

    June - Week 5 Update

    Hello KBDISTs,

    Sorry for last week. We have been quite busy for the last few weeks due to the ROOFTOP MEET.

    Latest Updates:

      • This will be shipped to us on July 5th, 2017. Sets were being sorted which caused a slight delay
    • Miami and Miami Nights
      • These are still on the same timeline
    • TriC 80 and JD40
      • I'll give further updates as I found out more

    We have more GMK sets incoming next month. Get your wallets ready at the meet :)


    June - Week 3 Update


    I hope everyone has a great week so far. Make sure to enjoy this upcoming weekend with your Dad! I'm planning to celebrate it a little early as today because my brother and I are planning to go white river rafting in Yosemite, CA. I'm super stoked for that! 

    As for the latest updates:

    • TriC 80 have finished production
      • I haven't gotten a confirmation shipping date
      • These should be in the process of packing
      • I'll update as soon as I get the tracking
    • Keyboard & Co.
      • Sample will be delayed another 2-4 weeks
      • This may delay the product for another month or so
      • I'll update as soon as I get the new double-shot samples
      • Sets should be done
      • I also haven't gotten the tracking confirmation for this, so I'll push them for that information today

    As for Father's Day, if you're interested in buying them a keyboard... we are having a Father's Day Sale on both sites.

    The discount code for kbdist is 'FATHER05' for $5 off your order. The sale runs until end of June 19th. The other sale is for We are planning to have a sale for the Originative set :)

    June - Week 2.1 Update

    We ran into some issues with the JD40. The 'designer' of the case actually used the case files for the JD45 and tweaked it just a bit (they had access so they can produce the sets). We have to work with the original designers possibly to see if we can still proceed. 

    The worst case scenario is we would just have to refund everyone. If we do proceed, this batch only will be with 25 quantities.


    June - Week 2 Update


    Thanks for all the patience last week. We were tirelessly working with partners on building new things. We have so many exciting things coming forth in 2017/2018. I'm really excited to share this future with you guys, but I will share the updates we have so far this week!

      • These will be ready to ship to us on Monday or Tuesday (the Chinese factory always gives me a date and it's usually still delayed). I would expect this to be shipped the following Monday or Tuesday
    • DOLCH
      • We're shipping these out today on 6/7. Please double-check your email and double-check the render in the page. The windows should be 'Code' and 'Menu'.
      • new colors and in stock - we never like to the exact samething twice. this is called Hyperfuse Redux, and it is a collaboration between my fiancee (Wendy) and CTRLALT. my Fiancee has been constantly begging me to use these new grey tones, and I think it looks really classy with the HyperFuse setting. expect similar sets in the future
      • we are also planning another group buy already 
      • group buy will launch this week as well
    • LA MEET
      • apply now! we have only a few spacing left, and we'll be sending out invitations really soon.