[GB] Round One, “Go-popper”, A 2-in-1 Aluminum Switch Opener
Thanks to all of you who provided feedback and encouragement throughout the Interest Check! The final decision on the color for the 1st round Group Buy on Go-popper would be BLACK, E-WHITE, SPACE GREY, and NAVY BLUE, which occupied the top 4 preferences of colors.
For those who have not notified the IC page for Go-popper, it is a compact, portable, handy, and durable switch opener that helps mechanical keyboard lovers to open the switch FAST & SAFELY and with 200% convenience. This idea was heavily driven by our personally experienced difficulties or unsatisfied experiences with opening switches with tools based on demands of lubing/replacing switches and replacing keycaps. It was the point that we realized we could not find a truly beneficial and useful tool for opening switches.
Secured by non-slip o-ring rubbers, Go-popper has two sides: one for Cherry MX switches, the other for Kailh BOX switches.
- Both MX and Kailh box switch compatible
- Made of Aluminum, CNC processed and anodized
- Texture: Matte
- Packaging: Paper box with environmentally-friendly recycle paper & custom EVA foam
More photos of Go-popper here
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1st Round Group Buy on Go-popper by entergogo
Starts on Jan 18, 2021 EST
Closes on Feb 9, 2021 EST
Shipment starts on March 30, 2021 EST
The estimated price per switch opener should be US$30, including the global shipping fee.
Getting two Go-poppers would be US$60 with no extra costs, getting 3 Go-poppers would be US$90 with no extra costs, and so on.
*Limited 2 purchases on each color per order.
Paypal transfer is the primary payment that is available at the moment. A Paypal digital invoice will be sent to you via an email after we collect all the information required by the logistics for the shipment. Once the payment is confirmed, we will ship out the switch opener when it is all set. A notification email will be sent out to you with a tracking number after the package is shipped out.
Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours after the payment is received. The request will be gathered and submitted to deliver the best delivery time to members, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates : )
Custom EVA foam with cardboard shipping box. We will make sure that the opener will be fully protected and stay fixed in the box.
All orders will be conducted and shipped by entergogo directly from the factory.
Defective items need to be reported to us via email (proof included) within 10 days of receiving the item for free replacements.
Any questions, thoughts, or concerns about this event or us, please comment down below or reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks to everyone in the community for your unconditional support.
If you are interested in Go-popper, don’t forget to fill in the GB form:
Round One Group Buy - Go-popper
Updates on the 1st Round Group Buy will be later added on here.
Jan 26, 2021 UPDATE
We have an exciting news: Since many of you are curious about what the space grey, e-white, and black go-popper actually look like, we received them yesterday. And the way they look far beyond our expectations.
We’re still eagerly awaiting the prototype of the navy blue Go-popper, and we will definitely hit you up when it is available.
Feel free to comment down below with any questions, ideas, or thoughts you have.
Feb 17, 2021 UPDATE
Hey guys, Happy New Year.
The Group Buy on Go-popper officially ended on Feb 09, 2021, EST. The final confirmed collections based on the responses we gathered are far away beyond our expectations. We couldn’t say a word or several words to express how appreciated and thrilled we are. We cannot walk this far without every one of you in the community.
Because of your undoubted support and trust, although the group buy was just ended, we still receive several messages regarding how to purchase it. Therefore, we decided to make it still available for purchase, but the price will not remain the same. We didn’t want to make any profit on the just-ended group buy because to benefit the community with things we have was and will always be our primary purpose.
After several revisions and adjustments to the design, we now firmly believe that the Go-popper has its unique value and even can become a prominent tool. That’s why we are here to announce that Go-popper will be one of our first products and will be always available for purchasing.
Accordingly, the regular price on each Go-popper will not be the same as that over the group-buy. The price of each Go-popper will be added on for US$5.00-US$8.00, depends on the colors. The cost of the raw material of the e-white Go-popper is relatively higher than the others. Hence, the regular price of an e-white go-popper is slightly more expensive.
Another thing that needs to be noticed is that the navy blue Go-popper will temporality no longer being put under any mass production after the group buy.
Since Group Buy’s form is no longer receiving responses, here is another form we use to collect regular purchases on Go-popper.
The regular price of each Go-popper is listed as follows:
|Regular Price of Go-popper|
|Color||Unit Price (Shipping Fee excluded)|
The shipping fee per order will also be adjusted for regular purchases. We’ve learned that due to COVID-19, worldwide logistics are experiencing unprecedented difficulty in transporting products across borders of countries. Meanwhile, the limited employee availability restricts the situation and even makes it harder. We have to admit that under this situation, it is challenging for us to waive shipping fees of the delivery to some countries that we need to apply more attention and efforts to local logistics, of which policies are always changing, revising, and updating.
The list includes all the countries and regions where we can provide a free shipment. If your current residence is not on the list, the invoice received will be added on with a standard shipping fee range from US$5.00 to US$10.00.
|Free Shipping Countries or Regions|
|Africa, Middle East, and India||Asia Pacific||Europe||Latin America and the Caribbean||The United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico|
|Saudi Arabia||Mainland China||Belgium||United States|
|Hong Kong SAR China||Danmark|
|The United Kingdom|
For example, if you are now living in the US and deciding to buy 1 space grey Go-popper and 1 e-white Go-popper, the total price listed in the invoice you receive will be US$35.00 (space grey x1) +US$38.00 (e-white x1) = US$73.00, with a standard shipment.
If your current residence is Mexico (not covered as a free shipping country), and you are interested in 1 black Go-popper and 1 e-white Go-popper, the total price listed in the invoice you receive will be US$35.00 (black x1) +US$38.00 (e-white x1) + an estimated standard shipping fee (range from US$5.00 to US$10.00).
PAYMENT ON REGULAR PURCHASES
Paypal transfer is the primary payment available at the moment. A Paypal digital invoice will be sent to you via an email after we collect all the information required by the logistics for the shipment. Once the payment is confirmed, we will ship out the switch opener when it is all set. A notification email will be sent out to you with a tracking number after the package is shipped out.
Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours after the payment is received. The request will be gathered and submitted to deliver the best delivery time to members, making all sales final.
All the responses received in Group Buy on Go-popper after the end date, Feb 09, will be automatically classified as regular purchases. The prices listed on the invoice will therefore be adjusted as the same as the regular price, not the group buy price.
**Limited 2 purchases on each color per order.
Any questions, thoughts, or concerns about this event or us, please post them here or reach out to us directly at email@example.com. Many thanks to everyone in the community for your unconditional support.
Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.
March 10, 2021 UPDATE
Finally! We just reached the final step of the prototyping and testing stage of our navy blue Go-popper. We did revise the color of the blue by making it darker as a pure navy blue.
Before: the light blue Go-popper
Above is the blue we thought might be trending before we actually got started gathering and collecting feedback through interest check and group buy. After realizing that most of you mentioned navy blue instead of light blue, we decided to revise it by using PANTONE blue color values as a reference.
After: the navy blue Go-popper
Please notice that the standard product photograph will soon be uploaded, while the photos attached here are mainly for reference.
Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.
March 27, 2021 UPDATE
Go-poppers are now under a regular, mess production:
Great news. Go-Poppers are now under a regular mess production after the final prototyping, and the estimated production completion date is March 30th. We will then inspect each package’s packing to ensure they are solid enough to protect the item and ship them out within 3-5 business days counted from March 30th, which is around April 3rd to 5th.
The tracking number and other logistics information necessary for you to check the order’s shipment status will be sent to your email address for PayPal invoice payment.
Both the GB started on January 18, 2021, and the regular purchase of Go-poppers started on February 17, 2021, will then be officially closed when you see this update. It does not mean the Go-popper will no longer be available in the market ever because we decide to stop producing it. The regular purchase will be re-launched on our official website when everything is on the right track. We promise we will bring good news here soon. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to purchase the Go-popper when our official website is under reconstruction.
Again, we could not get this far without everyone’s sincere support and unconditional trust. Thanks to everyone who participated and gave us encouragement throughout the project. It’s encouraging to know that we definitely have a community of mechanical keyboard that has embraced us in our journey.
We will be in touch.
April 08, 2021 UPDATE
We shipped out all Go-poppers on April 06. The tracking numbers were all assigned to the Paypal invoice accordingly. The package status needs to be tracked and confirmed by visiting the website of 17 track (https://www.17track.net/en). Then, entering the tracking number, and complete and accurate tracking information plus the designated carrier will be shown up.
If you are new here and really wanna get one, no worries. Please contact us directly via email@example.com if you want to purchase our switch opener Go-popper.
We will be in touch.