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Vortex Poker II Compact Keyboard

Vortex Poker II Compact Keyboard

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why would anyone still buy this when pok3r is out for the same price..? just wondering
Vortex poker II hype
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yeah, mine is already on it's way. I bought at Friday and it was shipped at monday
oddone
Mine shipped Friday morning. Now if it would just arrive :-)
What's the status of this?
Please bring it back ;_;
Will this ever come back? ;_;
WIN key and NUMSIX key doesnt work!!! IT BROKE!!!
Got it today (1 May). Couldn't be happier. Everything works as expected, and I think I'm gonna marry this thing.
The RGB modifier keycaps in my box weren't blank and there was no replacement blank spacebar either. Not sure if this was a mistake since I know many people who have ordered this keyboard in the past and have always gotten those extra caps
adispen
"So based on everyone's responses, it seems that the RGB modifiers people are receiving are random, including non-printed, printed text, or doubleshot. This lack of consistency is really odd." -Farside (pg. 14)
As for the spacebar, that was never included. The POK3R has the stock blank spacebar.
Great news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
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Its Happening!
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my order is shipping!
bovine_juice_tsunami
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Any updates on when another drop will happen? I'm afraid with the new POK3R that MD will forget about us Poker 2 fans :(
The timing issues been ridiculous. You have my money, which is essentially an interest free loan.
I'm not. Prefer back lit option and although I do like the new low profile aluminum case not sold on the exposed PCB look. Nor did they have the same switch options for the Pok3r. Sticking with P2 now that it's shipping soon.
Is anyone changing their order to POK3R? At this point I'm not sure if I want to wait much longer, plus I like having the option for backlight
We've got a couple of updates on the status for the remaining orders of the Poker II keyboards.
Vortex has finally resolved all the supply shortage plaguing Poker II production. In fact, we were just informed by Vortex that our order will be ready for pick up within the next 24 hours from their factory in China. Once the order is picked up, the bulk shipment will be sent to our warehouse where we’ll break it up into individual orders and ship them off to you as soon as possible. Based on our current shipping estimate, we will be able to have all the orders shipped out from our warehouse by next week.
In the meantime, we will be launching the drop for POK3R tomorrow morning at 6AM PST. Vortex has committed to ship out our first batch of the POK3R order (400pcs) by mid May. If you would like to change your order to POK3R instead, just go ahead and join the drop when it is live. Be sure to let us know about change by contacting Massdrop Support via your Massdrop transaction page, and we will promptly cancel/refund your Poker II order, and apply the 10 dollars credit to your POK3R order.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 4/22 or sooner.
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@thesawta
Agree.
This delay was mostly caused by the component supply issue. But the fact that the production scheduling span across Chinese new year, and the last minute resources relocation Vortex has been coordinating on fixing POK3R production problems certainly did not help either.
With the experience of handling this order, we have certainly identified a couple additional check points that we should be more diligent for. This is be an one-off incident, and we'll be more careful in the future to not have something like this happen again.
nelson
Since the Pok3r seems to have shot past the limit for the orders going out in May, do folks who were part of the Poker 2 drop get to be part of the first batch shipment even if they're not one of the first 420 to join?
As frustrating this is, I think it is obvious that Vortex has been the one to ship partial orders and tell everyone that they were full orders and to cause these delays. What I'm curious about is if Vortex is delaying shipping these while they are manufacturing Pok3rs. That said I'm not mad at Massdrop, I think they are just stuck in the middle of a bad situation.
I'm absolutely tired of waiting for this keyboard when I could go right out to the local parts source and get a mechanical keyboard.
Yeah apparently we signed up for the "pay everything upfront and receive a free Poker 2 in 6 months via a bimonthly $10 reimbursement plan" option. My first and likely last drop to donate to. Calling it a donation because that's what this is.
What is the status of this? The last update was 10 days ago and I have nothing to show for my order in two and a half months except for the hole in my finances... I was very excited to participate in the community to get awesome products at lower prices but at this point I feel a tad cheated. I think this drop is my last if it is any indication of the way massdrop handles delays.
EDIT: The $10 compensation was nice but thats less than of what I paid...
Past over two months and some of our keyboards have yet to be manufactured, let alone shipped. Bad luck but not going to jump the ship.
*̶I̶n̶ ̶c̶a̶s̶e̶*̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶P̶o̶k̶e̶r̶ ̶I̶I̶ The POK3R no longer comes with RGB Modifiers. WASDKeyboards sells very similar ones. http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keycap-mod-packs/rgb-modifier-set.html
when can i expect to buy this?
adrian.antonio
If you're referring to another Vortex Poker II group buy, MD is still processing the previous group buy.
At least some of the keyboards (mine included) have yet to be built and shipped by the manufacturer. There have been multiple delays due to a Cherry MX switch shortage (reportedly). The drop completed on 2015-02-06 and based on their 2015-04-01 status update I'll be surprised if I receive my order before May.
I assume MD will wait for the previous drop to complete before opening the drop again (but I can't say this with certainty).
MD:
If you indeed are responsible for the timing of delivery and so on, then by all means _You_ are the vendor (from the customers' perspective). In that case, by all means charge my credit card and fulfill the order in some promised amount of time.
If you are _not_ responsible for the time of delivery, then don't charge us until delivery takes place. Right now you are earning interest on my hard earned dollars. Suck it up and take responsibility for that please.
Or if that is too much to ask, then just charge us when you take possession of the item and are ready to ship it.
Is this really too much to ask?
bovine_juice_tsunami
You don't understand the concept of group buys
Whitney
I understand the difference between what can be expected of a couple of users on a forum organizing a group buy, compared to a company which can repeatedly buy a product like this in significant quantities.
I'm asking as a concerned customer how Massdrop can refine their process to make this a better experience for customers. Personally, the cost of this item is less important to me because as a Canadian it is almost Unobtainium anyway. I would have preferred to have had a higher price tag and to feel less strung along with broken promises.
The reason I went with Massdrop was in the hopes of being better represented than I would have been had I purchased through another route.
I understand there is a shortage of MX switches, and that the manufacturer wasn't up front about this. However I am given to understand that people have been receiving their boards from this drop for a while, and I haven't received mine yet even though I got in pretty early.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. This is just me squeaking a little bit. I am supposed to get a free gift for referring 5 friends or something; however I'm more likely to refer someone if I get what I paid for in the promised time frame (and yes I was led to believe my board would have been on route much earlier, I'll leave the digging for proof in the comments thread as an exercise for the reader).
So is it true Poker II no longer comes with the additional blank RGB modifier keycaps?
Or at least a "sorry" bonus, like a keycap or discount card for another buy.
bovine_juice_tsunami
@bovine_juice_tsunami @Yazzz @Whitney
We are prioritizing our effort to get the vendor to commit to a shipping date on the remaining order of the keyboard. But we are also providing community feedback to them along the way, we try to convince the vendor to maximize the compensation for the delay however possible.
We should get a second $10 refund.
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PLEASE SAY APRIL FOOLS
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but unfortunately, there has been a delay for the remaining Poker II keyboard orders.
Despite the pick up schedule we were promised, the keyboards were not ready for pick up. The factory was unable to put the keyboards into production due to the continual supply shortage, and we were kept in the dark of this development until now.
This supply shortage on components is also why the Poker II is completely out of stock everywhere else. We've been in communication with our contacts at Vortex, iKBC, and the factory, and no one is able to commit to an updated shipment schedule for the remaining order at the moment, but we were told to expect everything to be ready within 2-3 weeks.
We understand the extended delay is very undesirable, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and trouble. Even though this isn't something we could've anticipated, we were able to talk to the vendor and reach an agreement due to the support the community has shown the vendor in the past and would like to offer a 10 dollars partial refund for each order of the keyboard affected by this delay as a gesture of appreciation for your patience.
If you prefer to not wait for your order, please contact us at Massdrop Support, and we'll take care of your request right away. We will also apply a 10 dollars credit for your future order.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 4/14 or sooner.
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Than what's the point of mentioning it. You have already mentioned that in the previous post. Mentioning again just caused confusion.
nelson
Is this a second $10 credit, or the same one from earlier?
Any news? I'm getting anxious.