Weekly Update - End of Year 2020 Update

Hey everyone, this is the Final Update of 2020 so a few additional notes...

Firstly, thank you for your continued support - 2020 has been a great first Year for ProtoTypist Keyboards, and we wouldn't be where we are today without your support! I can't put into words how much I appreciate every one of you.

Special Shoutouts to James(AKB), Yiancar, Flex, Upas, MyKeyboard, IlumKB, TheKey.Company  and all the other partners, designers and vendors that have been a huge part of 2020 for ProtoTypist - Lets make 2021 a great year for the hobby!


Sustainability updates:

  • All of our packages and shipping (to and from ProtoTypist)have been carbon offset since Jan 2020 in partnership with DHL
  • We expanded this to our Packaging materials, Workshop clothing and energy consumption being either recycled or carbon offset in partnership with Tentree, No Issue and a number of carbon offset initiatives during 2020
  • The next step is to push towards being fully carbon offset through manufacturing during 2021 - this is a huge undertaking and one that will take some time
  • I'm very keen to support the environment and as many sustainable initiatives as possible - so keep an eye out for more announcements in 2021



  • Order by 1pm 21st December for Xmas delivery for instock items (Code MechClix for 10% off ;) ) - UK Only, EU packages may now not be delivered in time
  • Support e-mails will not be answered between 22nd Dec and 27th Dec Inclusive - Normal service resumes 28th Dec


Live Group Buys:


    • GMK Thai Tea Extended to 4th Jan - Base kit has hit MOQ!
    • GMK Pink on Navy Classy, Navy and Pink
    • GMK Alpine with NordeUK Kit live until end of the year.. lets get this Norde kit to MOQ :)
    • GMK Stealth, £95 base kit, Norde, and amazing Rama caps - whats not to love!



Coming Soon:

  • KEYSETS: GMK Polybius, GMK Shanshui, Infinikey Marshmallow, GMK Matcha Mocha, KAM SUperuser, GMK Birch, Infinikey Raspberry, SA8010, GMK Dandy, ePBT 6085, GMK Arch, GMK Alchemy, KAT Phantasmagoria all coming soon - plus many more!!
  • KEYBOARDS: Lodestone, J-03, Argyle, Aella, OGR, Isla, Project BB and many more yet to announce :D



Concluded Group Buys Latest Position:

  • Keyboard group buys currently in production:
    • Clarabelle - Now in Manufacturing (expected January 2021)
    • Candybar R2.1.1 - Still not received - have sent a chase, to ensure we get these in asap
    • J-01 - Manufacturing order placed for all parts except PCBs (expected June 2021)
    • Sagittarius (expected July 2021)
    • Tsukuyomi (expected August 2021)
  • GMK sets currently in production:
    • GMK Bleached (expected January 2021 - Confirmed by GMK)
    • GMK Black Lotus (expected February 2021) (deskmats arrived and shipped for orders with just a deskmat)
    • GMK Midnight Rainbow (expected March 2021) (deskmats arrived and shipped for orders with just a deskmat)
    • GMK Mecha-01 (expected April 2021 - deskmats arrived and shipped for orders with just a deskmat)
    • GMK Shoko R2 (expected May 2021)
    • GMK Fundamentals (order in process to GMK)
  • KAT sets currently in production:
    • Drifter (Moved to January 2021 at the earliest - Deskmats have arrived)
    • Monochrome (Manu Invoice Paid)
  • SA sets currently in production:
    • Rocket (expected June 2021)
  • Deskmats currently in production:
    • RGB Candymat (Still not arrived - chased tracking - hopefully early January, and will be chased daily from Jan 4th)
    • Moody Moon Deskmats (expected December 2020)
    • Fruit Switch Deskmats (expected December 2020)
    • UYU Deskmats (expected January 2021)
    • Lemon Heaven Now (expected January 2021)
    • Samoyed Deskmats (expected January 2021)
    • Monochrome Series Deskmats (expected January 2021)
    • Synthwave Series (expected February 2021)
    • Mech Series by Alexotos (expected February/March 2021)
    • Monstera mats (expected February 2021)
    • Controller Series (expected February 2021)
    • Nyap Time Series (expected March 2021)
    • Weave Deskmats by Sour (expected March 2021)
    • Plant Arcana (expected May 2021)
  • Infinikey sets currently in production (incl matching deskmats):
    • Strawberry Lemonade - Only UK orders left to ship, awaiting more kits (expected January 2021)
    • 808-Boom (Arrived at warehouse - awaiting TKC Sign-Off, expected to ship January 2021)
    • Amalfi (Arrived at warehouse - awaiting TKC Sign-Off, expected to ship January 2021)
    • Musubi (expected January 2021)
    • Blacklight (expected February 2021)
    • Comfy (expected March 2021)
    • Dark Cyrillic (expected March 2021)
    • Cabernet (expected April 2021)
    • Morse (expected May 2021)
    • DSA Magic Girl (expected May 2021)
  • Misc Group Buys in production
    • POM Keycaps - Compat kit orders still outstanding - awaiting ETA from Escape Keyboards - Likely February 2021
    • Shogōki Switch - awaiting invoice from manufacturer



Completed and shipped Group Buys:

  • Infinikey Graen and Deskmats
  • Candybar R2  - (R2.1 still outstanding)
  • Archetype mats - all orders shipped 
  • Pastel / Black Lotus Deskmats only - all orders shipped
  • June CF plate GB - all orders shipped
  • J-02 Limited Edition (only orders bought via Prototypist) - all orders shipped
  • POM Keycaps (orders without Compat Kit only) - all orders shipped
  • Islander and deskmats - all orders shipped
  • Panpan plushies and deskmats - all orders shipped
  • Finale Deskmats - all orders shipped
  • Adron - MX Switches, Stefan - Red Skull, BlackRiver - Spaceman - all orders shipped
  • Boba Tea Series - all orders shipped
  • Crystal Series - all orders shipped
  • WCK Deskmat - all orders shipped
  • EPBT Retro Cyrillic - all orders shipped
  • Infinikey Pastel and Deskmats - all orders shipped
  • Infinikey Aether and Deskmats - all orders shipped
  • Cute Keyboard Club - all orders shipped
  • Rain series - all orders shipped
  • Infinikey Port - all orders shipped
  • Infinikey Strawberry Lemonade - all orders shipped (except UK orders as awaiting some missing kits)

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