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JTK Update (Dreaming Girl & HSA)

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We have received an update from JTK regarding Dreaming Girl and the long-awaited HSA keysets.

As for JTK Dreaming Girl;
JTK has finished production of the doubleshot keycaps, excluding the novelties. The colors for the keycaps match the given chips. The novelties molds have not been completed yet, however things are expected to go more smoothly with HSA being finished. However, many sets of Dreaming Girl are still awaiting tripleshot production. Molds for 40s kits have been delayed because JTK is upgrading molds. Both these production processes are expected to be finished within three months.

Metal artisans are still waiting to be received at the forwarder, deskmats are waiting for final payment to be received. The Gateron Dreaming Girl Usagi switches & stabilizers.

Regarding JTK HSA;
JTK has informed us that HSA is ready to ship very soon; they have begun the shipping process. We expect to start receiving these kits in Q4 2022.That being said, JTK also informed us that there will be some changes to the product.

Layout changes

  • Added keys: R1 1u TAB, 1u ← , 1u =, R3 1u ALT, 1u CTRL. 1u WIN*2, 1u MENU*2, 1.25u WIN *2, 1.25u META *2, 2.25u RETURN
    • These keys exist in JTK's current HSA layout, thus added for extra compatibility.
  • Legend changes: R3 1.5u CONTROL to CTRL
    • CTRL was in the original molding, as to not have to remake the whole mold.
  • Missing keys: R1 1u \| , R2 1u PGUP, 1.5u BACKSPACE, R3 1u PGDN, 1u END, 1u FN, 1u SUPER, R4 1u FN, 2.25u SHIFT
    • A lot of time was invested in fixing the molds, thus these keys weren't included in the initial batch.
  • Planned keys: R1 1u F13, R2 1.75u BACKSPACE, R4 1u SHIFT, 2u SHIFT, All UK ISO keys
    • Molds will be made for the missing keys, and JTK will create more keys for extra compatibility. These will be shipped together with the missing keys at a later date.

Compensation for GB customers

GB participants of JTK HSA WoB will receive a set with the layout changes stated above, a BoW version with all white keys from the current layout, and a WoB version with all black keys from the current layout. Keycaps of the same color will be sorted in the same storage box, so customers can expect to receive two storage boxes, a set of black keycaps, and a set of white keycaps.

GB participants of JTK HSA BoB will receive a set with the layout changes stated above, a Beige version with all beige keys from the current layout, and a Brown version with all brown keys from the current layout. Keycaps of the same color will be sorted in the same storage box, so customers can expect to receive two storage boxes, a set of brown keycaps, and a set of beige keycaps.

14 October 2022
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Keyreative Keyset Progress Report

Estimated finish time for DOUBLESHOT sets from Keyreative:
KAT Atlantis 2022.2~3
KAT Explosion 2022.3~5
KAT Monochrome 2022.5~6
KAT Mizu 2022.6~8
KAT Comet 2022.8~9

Estimated roll out time for DYE-SUB sets from Keyreative:

Currently in production:
KAT Iron, estimated finish: 2022.1
KAT Refined, estimated finish: 2022.2~3
KAT Lala, estimated finish: 2022.2

Sets in queue for production:
KAM Ghost, estimated production start: 2022.2
KAT Cat’s Eye, estimated production start: 2022.2
KAT Napoleonic, estimated production start: 2022.3
KAT Crusader, estimated production start: 2022.3
KAM Superuser, estimated production start: 2022.5
KAM Lil Dragon, estimated production start: 2022.7
KAM Ocean Front,estimated production start: 2022.8
KAT Overgrown, estimated production start: 2022.8
KAM Bouquet, estimated production start: 2022.9
KAM Command, estimated production start: 2022.9
KAM Soaring Skies, estimated production start: 2022.10
KAM Sewing Tin, estimated production start: 2022.10

4 January 2022