Updates: HIBIKI Pre-Order
Production (core components)
- Aluminium tops
- PC base
- PC plate
Production numbers have been collated and finalised. Core components have been ordered.
Pudding keycaps are at our warehouse.
(Solderable & Hot-Swap)
Production numbers: Finalised
Production time: 6 weeks
wilba.tech has placed production order.
External packaging - in design
Internal (carry case) - design finalised, production will begin shortly.
(Screws, feet, plate foam, Poron pads, screw driver)
Poron Pads: TBA
Screw driver: TBA
4 Jan 2023:
The aluminium tops have started milling, and the bases have started tooling.
7 Feb 2023:
Our manufacturer has advised that the aluminium tops are due to complete CNC milling this month. The tops are booked for anodising/e-coating in March.
The polycarbonate bases are currently underway. Our manufacturer is testing the materials, with tooling booked for March.
The current ETA for manufacturing completion is early June 2023. This ETA does not include inbound shipping & QC at our warehouse in Melbourne, Australia.
We're excited to share the packaging design with you in the coming weeks.
At this stage, everything is on track for August 2023.
13 March 2023
Pudding keycaps have been completed, and have been dispatched to our warehouse. Orders that have not been combined with a HIBIKI will be dispatched shortly after being recieved.
30 March 2023
Pudding keycaps are at our warehouse, and individual orders will begin shipping in the coming days. Orders combined with HIBIKI or other pre-order products will be fulfilled together.
The HIBIKI tops are finishing CNC this week and will be bead-blasted before they are e-coated or anodised (depending on the colour). The Polycarbonate bases are tooling - and the next step is hand mirror polishing.
The polycarbonate plates are also completing CNC and will be bead-blasted in the coming weeks.
The PCB's will be ordered shortly. Various packing and components will be ordered over the coming weeks.
At this stage, our target completion date of August 2023 remains.
Images from our manufacturer:
15 April 2023
PCB order has been placed, completion ETA is 6 weeks.
* HIBIKI will be packed by our overseas manufacturer, before being shipped to Australia for QC and fulfilment. Therefore, the production of components with shorter production times will be coordinated to align with this timeline.
ETA is currently August 2023.
For specific queries, please email email@example.com referencing your order number.