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ALLCAPS Late-April 2022 Updates! Pre-Orders vs Group Buys, a love story

by Jon Cartledge on Apr 30, 2022

ALLCAPS Late-April 2022 Updates! Pre-Orders vs Group Buys, a love story

Good LORD it’s been a while since we did one of our “here’s stuff that happening at ALLCAPS, please pay attention to us” posts. Sorry about that, we know you all genuinely hate them. We’ve have been pretty busy dealing with a seemingly never ending and crushing sense of existential dread. Also, a bunch of stock came in so we had to handle that.

The theme of this month is Pre-Order vs Group Buy. Name me a more iconic duo, a more heated an long lasting feud that plagues everyone in the keyboard hobby. We love Group Buys, most people reading this are probably in a few - everyone at ALLCAPS is personally (including me, but I hate myself).

However, sometimes it’s nice to buy something and it arrives within a couple of weeks, rather than a number of months. We have a few items up for pre-order this month that are either shipping to us now, halfway through or just starting manu. This way you can secure your order and not miss out! Keep an eye out for more and more of these as we invest further into bringing in more interesting and unique products for y’all!

Sendle, for the love of god, Sendle
If you have been paying attention in the discord (link here, ahthankyou) we have been constantly punching on with old mate Auspost literally every week for the last few months now. At the same time, Sendle has really upped their game - at least for 95% of orders which is pretty pretty prettttty good. So, select Sendle at checkout if you don’t wanna have a bad time at the hands of Austpost (again).

Workshop
The fun thing about having a physical shop is that we have a legit space to run community events. First up is a nice little workshop for community heads. BYO board, but lube and things will be provided. You will be able to purchase stabs and switches for a heavily discounted price while at the workshop as well. IC from is here, come hang pals.

Opening Hours
We continue to mess with our opening hours. Currently Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays are our set days. We’re also in google now, so that’s a thing if you’re lost.

 

ALSO, ARTISANS

Yeah we have some artisans now, in stock and ready to ship. Kem Factory’s chunky boi is just the cuuutest! Available in limited numbers for a limited time!

Krakenkap’s artisans from our last drop are also still available in Void Owl and Cocademon in BoW/WoB colourways. Very limited numbers.

 

CLOSED GROUP BUYS

Group buys are in order of run date, please scroll to find your GB of choice. Shipped GBs have dropped off the list, extras are available in their respective product pages if there are any left.

SA PolyClear / Keycaps
STATUS: Manu starting soon
ETA: Q4, 2022
Trans Awareness Mats / Deskmats
STATUS: Manu underway, delays due to COVID in HK & China
ETA: Late Q2, 2022
Pantheonkeys Stone Lion Mats / Deskmats
STATUS: Manu underway
ETA: Q2, 2022
Switchlab Eclipse Mats / Deskmats
STATUS: Invoicing
ETA: Q3, 2022
Contra Mechade Mats / Deskmats
STATUS: Collating extras, invoicing soon
ETA: Q3, 2022
MW Alpenglow / Keycaps
STATUS: Extras have been collated, invoicing soon
ETA: Q4, 2022
DMK x Zero G Stuido Midnight / Keycaps
STATUS: Invoice processed
ETA: Q4, 2022
Blue Bubblegum Linears / Switches
STATUS: Manu underway
ETA: Q3, 2022

 

Detailed updates

A number of GBs have wrapped up recently and extras are available in limited quantities! 

 

CURRENT GROUP BUYS & PRE-ORDERS

Things that you could possibly buy later that will ship even later. Limited run, one time thing - you know the deal.

allcaps Start PBT Sets (25th March - 30th April)
The Charue team have nailed it once again! Channeling anime, retro gaming and prime colours, the Starter PBT sets are perfect for your mono colour colourway builds! Available in your choice of three colours or ALL THREE! Closes soon soon so don’t miss this one!

 

Blush Linear Switch (April 15th-May 15th)DO NOT sleep on these bad boys. Designed by ALLCAPS staffer, luber and all round lovely human ^prince. The Blush linears are as beautiful as they are functional. Featuring a 58g Dual-stage spring from newcomer Aflion, they are an absolute banger of a switch. Protos are at the ALLCAPS Shop, so swing by if you wanna feel them for yourself!


Jigen-Ryu Deskmats (23rd April - 23rd May)These desk mats are inspired by the beautiful traditional Japanese katana. The katana is one of the sharpest swords in history, so sharp that it can cut a flying bullet cleanly in half! Jigen-Ryu was a fighting style used by the samurai. It is said to be one of the most aggressive fighting styles and involves running towards the opponent and always striking first, and always above the shoulder.

 

Kill.Switch Deskmats - PREORDER
Imagine in stock deskmats. SwitchLab’s Kill.Switch deskmats featuring a new, original character Vii, are already on the way to us and are open for preorder. We ordered a BUNCH of these and oh boy are they mad. Get in now to secure your mat, they will not last long. ETA is Mid MAY. MID MAY. Hooley Dooley.

 

Gateron Blue Bubblegum Linears - PREORDERAfter a successful GB the Blue Bubblegums are available for pre-order already. We have paid the invoice and manufacture has already started!

 

Hippokeys Unicorn Switches PREORDER

Already on the way to us, our good friends at Hippokeys have absolutely CRUSHED with these. Rather than running a GB we have opted to open pre-order for these beautiful switches. Pre-order opens May 1st!

 

RESTOCKS & RE-RESTOCKS

Things we restocked, or reupped again for your purchasing pleasure, or pain. Depends on what you like, really. Not many this month cause we've been slammed on GBs/we over ordered everything.
 
Krytox Lubricants
204 and 205 restocked!

Dielectric Grease
Heavily restocked! We copped a couple of kilos to keep this in stock for a while Dielectric fans!

Lubed & Filmed Switches
Alex the Polymer Painter‘s Gateron Pro Milky Yellows are selling fast. Only a few left!

Switch Testers
Live! A great little way to get your fingers on a variety of switches quickly, without having to get to a meetup with other humans. 11 switches, everything we stock so you can decide what works for you, or not.

Durock Springs
62g, 67g and 58g springs are IN STOCK NOW! SOOOO many damn springs are avail, ready for you to customise your life. 58g is my fave, but YMMV.

Tecsee Springs
We have listed the remaining 68g springs from the BBN group buy along with a few whacky samples we received. What a time to be alive, if you like finger pushups.

Durock films
Maybe, kinda sorta sold out the other day - lucky our restock arrived just in time!


NEW PRODUCTS, EXTRAS IN-STOCK

Lots of GB dropped this last few weeks for us and hilarously it was mostly deskmats. 

Journey Deskmats
Still a few mats left if you’re mega keen!

Seiryu Deskmats
Only a handful of extras left, cop now or miss out forevvvvvvver.

 

UPCOMING STUFF & THINGS

ALLCAPS x Fataly Lube Stations
Built by a local legend Fatal, they will be in-stock and ready to party. Available in two sizes. We are reviewing the protos again, they will be available but we need more time to release them. ETA Late-May - thanks for your patience.

Aqua Kings
CNY ruined the run on these, they will be restocked in May most likely.

Heavily Worked In MX Blacks
With 1.5 million actuations, it’s pretty safe to say that they’re fairly worn in. Ya boy Kent has been working the break-in machines overtime on this batch of heavily broken in MX Blacks. They smooth, tasty and go great on ice-cream. VERY LIMITED NUMBERS, FCFS and will drop some time after 5th May. Stay tuned. 

 

ALLCAPS SHOP UPDATES

We’re still live (somehow) at 2/77 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine, now with more google maps. Hours have been amended recently for the colder months. Party.

Updated hours for winter:
TUE 10-2
THU 10-2
SAT 10-1

 

Lastly, thank you all again for the constant support. I can’t believe we have made it this far, from selling lube to you guys by FB messenger like two years ago to a full-on shop? The fuck man! This world is wild. Any ways, big love. 

Later, gater
JC