Until now, I have finished all packages shipping except Titanium Green(AKA:Greenish Grey), Pink and some other need re-do. According to communication with the factory, it can be shipped before the end of February.
The spring festival legal holiday will end in two days, so I will continue shipping.
Here is the quick start of ChicoryBLE here:http://help.ydkb.io/doku.php?id=en:keyboards:chicory
I have got all cases from ALF last week, But when I place an order at ALF, I missed one word with titanium green, so I got a wrong color. And there are also a little cases have some defect. I have already sended these cases back to ALF to re-do.
Now the Spring Festival is coming, it’s the most important festival in China. The legal holidays last 7 days, but most factory will have a 15 or more days holidays actually. So I will keep in touch with ALF to make sure these cases can re-do as soon as possible.
Shipping is also a problem during these days, most express company will suspended in Spring Festival, althought SF will keeping working, but the efficiency will be affected based on previous years’ experience. I am a little worried about if the package have some mistake, the express company will not process immediate. So I will continuing shipping or not depend on the situation. Until now, I have only finished a few kits shipping in China.
Here is some pics of the cases:
The ChicoryBLE group buy will end in Oct.7 at 9 a.m. PT, and I will cancel all unpaid invoice in 3 days.Thanks for all the guys who get in the groupbuy.I will update anything news in discord channel and here.
More pics: https://imgur.com/a/ipmfOMG
Extra Chicory PCB:$48
Extra Switch plate:$16
1.Chicory PCB with MDBT40 BLE Module, support both MX and Alps switch
2.Hollow silvery carbon fiber switch plate,will distinguish between MX+PCB mount stabilizers and Alps+PCB mount stabilizers
3.6061 ALU case(9+1colors for selection,pearl white need +$40),tray mount, manufactured by ALF
4.Screws, tiny clear rubber bump pads, MSS-12D16 power switch, PH-2AW pin header and other accessories if necessary
[KIT NOT Include]
4.Stabilizers or Costar
5.Battery(The size of battery slot is 115x40x4mm，recommend 3.7v Li-polymer battery)
[Chicory PCB info]
1.Atmega32u4, MDBT40 BLE Module etc.(BLE mode can work under macOS or Windows)
3.USB-C to USB-A and USB-C to USB-C
6.Charging indicator lights
7.Three optional footprints for power switch(MSS-12D16)
8.Two footprints for battery plug(PH-2AW), can working together, but this case can use only one
[About effective Bluetooth range and batterylife]
1.According to my experience, with the 1250mAh Li-polymer battery, the battery life can be one months at least every day use.
2.According to the test, the effective Bluetooth range is about 3~4 meters in open area
This Groupbuy will close Oct.7
Ships within 1.5 - 2 month after GB payment collection. Shipping fees (based on SF Economy Express, 5-7 business days,http://www.sf-express.com/sg/en/dynamic_function/price/) will be invoiced when keyboard is ready to ship.Make sure your address is in SF dest list.And all prices exclude a 5% PayPal Fee/Exchange Fee.
Order form: https://goo.gl/forms/mAtLEAAik13QDaI33
The updates will be synced on here and ALF Discord .