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Offline Zackfoo

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[IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:08:46 »
Hi Everyone, grateful that you are spending your time on reading this thread right now.

I had an idea that is probably already exist in someone's mind but well, I decided to actually try to make it come true this time because I myself can't wait longer for someone to run this groupbuy.

So now, I'll be running this Interest Check to see whether the demand is there or not to be able to run this Groupbuy. As usual, 150 sets is the MOQ that we have to reach.

This will be the primary render from GMK.

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Please let me know what do you guys think about it in the comments, what do you want from this group buy and such, if the demands is there, I am sure that we can make it happen together.

Now the estimated pricing of the set with current layout is 135usd per set excluding shippings. I am from Malaysia so the shipping will be calculated according to where you are, maximum cost for shipping is probably around 10 to 20 usd if i repack everything into smaller package without the tray. additional 15usd will be required if you want the tray.

150set - 135usd
250set - 130usd

This will be the google form for the interest check, kindly fill it up so that I can roughly grasp the rough number on this so that we can run this gb smoothly. Thank you!

Google form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeufeiHz0k_E02Pt9kgXRJij7caaes3IINoksDhoPUiFkzkbw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:12:35 »
IMO, perhaps can add some Novelties, such as Rainbow wheel etc. for Esc those to make this set more attractive. Anyway, this colour scheme looks very fresh !!


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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:12:58 »
I don't hate it... I actually like it!

I'd be interested in split backspace/ HHKB support.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:13:26 »
Que bueno.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:13:43 »
IMO, perhaps can add some Novelties, such as Rainbow wheel etc. for Esc those to make this set more attractive. Anyway, this colour scheme looks very fresh !!


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And one more thing, nowadays many split layout used by community, maybe can add spacekey kit ??


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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:16:34 »
unique. I like it. Although I didn't even know something like this could be pulled off.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:19:42 »
Interesting. However, this has extremely limited compatibility so I would appreciate compatibility similar to GMK 9009 R2 or GMK Taro.

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Offline Zackfoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:41:25 »
tbh I would love to add compatibility but at the same time I was hoping the price to be slightly on the lower side. To achieve 9009 compatibility the pricing would probably ended up around 150usd per set, most likely due to the colour. So I took the example of how GMK rainbow was ran and kept the amount of keycaps similar. Would love to add on spacebar kit and also probably some extra keys as additional set so those that wants the base set can enjoy the lower pricing on this set. Ofc at the same time, I am willing to just expand the base set if that's what the majority wants.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:43:33 »
tbh I would love to add compatibility but at the same time I was hoping the price to be slightly on the lower side. To achieve 9009 compatibility the pricing would probably ended up around 150usd per set, most likely due to the colour. So I took the example of how GMK rainbow was ran and kept the amount of keycaps similar. Would love to add on spacebar kit and also probably some extra keys as additional set so those that wants the base set can enjoy the lower pricing on this set. Ofc at the same time, I am willing to just expand the base set if that's what the majority wants.
If u remain the base kit and place the rest in other kit, maybe it could maintain the price instead of adding all of those in base kit, is it possible ?


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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:52:09 »
You know what my friend? zFrontier is all on board for a new Rainbow set :-*

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:54:48 »
Isn't there a stock GMK color that's a more darker blue? Feels like this is missing a solid ocean or navy blue color.

Cool set though I like the focus of keeping it cheap.
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Offline Zackfoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:56:51 »
Yup, That is totally doable, basically base kit is the same, then probably another set with more compatibility. Only problem is that that set alone will have to hit it's own MOQ which I don't know for sure will we hit it, but yes, with enough interest, we can definitely do it, I am open to suggestion.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:58:15 »
I really like this, will definitely pick it up.

Personally not worried about compatibility at all.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:59:56 »
Any chance of the mods becoming a kit or purchasable on their own? I'd pick that up, but a full set of RGB is a little much for my taste ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 12:02:32 »
Every once and a while a set comes along that I want. There are also times where there's a set that I need. This is a set that I need :eek:

Any chance of some extended compatibility or is keeping it affordable (by GMK standards) more important? I'm in either way :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 12:28:50 »
ah yes gmk anne pro

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 12:31:24 »
I like count me in for a set or two

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 12:41:48 »
GMK Rainbow is one of my favourite set. This is awesome.

However i would suggest adding iso compatability.

Offline Zackfoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 12:46:22 »
most likely what will be done is that I'll add compatibility in another separate set so that the base set price will be maintained.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 12:47:35 »
Shouldn't R4 Fn key be purple to match the gradient?

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 12:54:34 »
If the price isn't too bad with HHKB/65%, might pick it up.


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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 13:06:22 »
most likely what will be done is that I'll add compatibility in another separate set so that the base set price will be maintained.

I think most people would want the added compatability and spliting kits with gmk makes it much more expensive. 

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 13:15:38 »
Only additional keys I'd like to see added would be 1800 support, so R1 PgDn, Delete, and End and R4 1u 0 on the numpad.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 13:40:55 »
Dio would approve

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:28:09 »
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Not having full HHKB layout compatibility in 2018 is ... irresponsible.

Jokes aside, I'll almost definitely join if you add the missing R2 1.5u Backspace and R1 1u \|.

The inverted color accents (colored keys, black legends) others suggested also sound good, but I'm already sold on the colorway as it is (maybe offer the accents as an extra kit).
Having a color wheel as an accent could also be fun.

Finally, you might want to consider making the extra R4 Fn key purple (DY), as to my eyes it's obviously intended to be used to the right of the 1.75u Shift. In that position, the cyan key would break the purple stripe going from += down to Ctrl.
Either that, or replace the right 1u Win key with an extra Fn so both cyan and purple are available. Or have all three.

All in all, this kit looks really cool. Glad to see another fun, smaller scale GMK set in the works. You've definitely tickled my fancy I'll be keeping an eye out for updates.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:47:53 »
So on one hand I'd like to see a lot more compatibility, but I'm also realizing that no matter what some stuff just isn't going to line up well on some layouts due to the color patterning, such as anything that has the F row with no gaps. I don't think it would be unreasonable to focus mainly on the colorscheme here and ignore compatibility that just won't work out well with it. Some basic things like split backspace could do fine without upsetting the pattern, but much else is just going to be a mess to make look well on some layouts.

My vote is for adding split backspace support with an MG1 1.5u backspace key and MG1 1u \| key, and then leaving it as is to keep costs low. This will do just fine on most 60% along with TKL and fullsize.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 19:54:32 »
it's weird but i don't hate it
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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 06 July 2018, 00:50:18 »
yup to maintain the colour gradient with the compatibility will be kind of an issues actually.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 06 July 2018, 01:32:02 »
Sorry for double reply, I think my question might have been missed.

Have you considered adding a darker blue color? I think it's one of the obvious base colors that's missing.
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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 06 July 2018, 08:21:49 »
please add iso, and this is nicer

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 06 July 2018, 11:40:27 »
please add iso, and this is nicer

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 06 July 2018, 11:42:28 »
I don't know, maybe rainbow on black is too subtle for me, since I own a lot of calm and educated and classic sets. I need something more extreme  :))

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 07 July 2018, 01:36:50 »
Sorry for double reply, I think my question might have been missed.

Have you considered adding a darker blue color? I think it's one of the obvious base colors that's missing.




i don't think ill be adding another colour to it as it looks very complete how it is now. I like the more vibrant colour combination as it is now.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 07 July 2018, 01:45:53 »
This is very interesting! I like it more than I thought I would.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 07 July 2018, 02:37:39 »
I don't know, maybe rainbow on black is too subtle for me, since I own a lot of calm and educated and classic sets. I need something more extreme  :))
You could try GMK rainbow, which was run by zFrontier.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 07 July 2018, 03:33:06 »
I don't know, maybe rainbow on black is too subtle for me, since I own a lot of calm and educated and classic sets. I need something more extreme  :))
You could try GMK rainbow, which was run by zFrontier.

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That has not been available in a long time. It was soldout in a very shot time. Plus it didn't have ISO.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 14:41:17 »
I actually like it as well. Would like to see a bigger set though. Very common keyboards like a HHKB layout with split backspace or a 65% with an extra kolomn on the right aren't supported which is a big loss imho.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 16:08:41 »
perfect for my razer chroma  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 20:41:50 »
I really like the set, would like to see full HHKB and a purple fn as others have said. Oh, and please offer GUI keys which aren't the ugly windows symbols :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 21:08:02 »
Faux RGB lightning?

I hate it that I kinda like it, and also that I didn't come up with it before you.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 10 July 2018, 07:40:18 »
Id get it for the pure meme potential.  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 10 July 2018, 17:23:22 »
Have you tried V4 or N5 instead of TU2?

Edit: I took a stab at it myself. Here's how it would look with V4:
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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 11 July 2018, 00:28:58 »
Some nice pop on that V4!
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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 11 July 2018, 11:58:35 »
I wanted to try N5 because I think it would actually look the best out of the bunch, but I couldn't find any official GMK renders with N5 on CR to get accurate color samples. I could probably wing it and it'd be close enough; I may try doing that later tonight.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 11 July 2018, 15:28:33 »
I wanted to try N5 because I think it would actually look the best out of the bunch, but I couldn't find any official GMK renders with N5 on CR to get accurate color samples. I could probably wing it and it'd be close enough; I may try doing that later tonight.

I agree. And when I get home I can send you the RGB codes for the colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 11 July 2018, 16:20:21 »
I wanted to try N5 because I think it would actually look the best out of the bunch, but I couldn't find any official GMK renders with N5 on CR to get accurate color samples. I could probably wing it and it'd be close enough; I may try doing that later tonight.

I agree. And when I get home I can send you the RGB codes for the colors.

I fully agree with the opinion of the other Roth.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 11 July 2018, 17:56:01 »
V4 looks great as a render, but I suspect it would be a bit dark on the final product. Maybe N5 would be best?
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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 11 July 2018, 21:16:34 »
Here is N5 as well:

I used the colors from GMK Hydro renders, as well as this image, as references for the color.

Here are all three once again, side by side:
TU2:  V4:  N5: 

Here are all three as an Imgur post
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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 11 July 2018, 21:40:17 »
this looks pretty neat.

i'd echo previous remark that in an extension kit itd be nice to have 1800 support.

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Re: [IC] GMK Rainbow on Black ROB
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 07:41:11 »
Here is N5 as well:
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This one looks the best, imo!