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[IC] GMK 2002
« on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 06:56:10 »




With the recent success of Addon/Mod kits for popular Cherry Profile keycap sets, I'd like to introduce my idea for another one.

This mod kit is inspired by the line of vintage Focus ALPS keyboards which, as few know and those in the know love, came
with colored Control, Alt and Shift keys. Whether you're a vintage connoisseur, lover of modern minimalism or interested in
getting a splash of color for your classic keyset on the cheap, I'm positive that these caps - made in Germany with the original
Cherry tooling - would satisfy a lot of potential use cases.

The set is comprised entirely of stock colors (U9 Base, RO2, V4 and N7 Legends), as such, the MOQ is 150 (technically, addendum below).



Proposed Kit:



Rev 1:

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IC Form:

Please share your thoughts in this Google form. Before posting this IC I've already had some rather controversial debates with folks
regarding the kitting, as such, some of the key points of those discussions are part of the form already, in the shape of multiple choice
questions which I'd like you to answer. My goal for this set is to keep it true to its inspiration and small enough to be affordable while
making sure everybody who likes it gets to use it on their layout. Your feedback is very much appreciated.



More Renders:

TGR Jane V2 by yuktsi:







Pricing:

TBD, depending on retailer margins, the COVID-19 situation, GMK's quote and the general timeline. Also,
MOQ might be upped from 150 and pricing reduced accordingly based on deduction of an attainable volume
of orders from how well this IC is received by the community.

Since I don't want to leave you hanging like this, based on the price point of recent similar sets, I'm hopeful
we'll be able to bring this to people at around $60ish USD.



Vendors:

Mykeyboard.eu will be the EU and main vendor for the kit. Regional proxies are TBD.



Estimated Timeline:

Please be aware that this depends on a lot of things and as such is a rather fuzzy estimate that will, most likely, be subject to change.

  • May 2020: Gather feedback, decide on final kit
  • June 2020: Get quote and official render from GMK, Discuss logistics and timeline with vendor(s)
  • Fall 2020: Open GB
  • Mid-Late 2021: Fulfillment



FAQ:

  • Why not R5? - During the kitting process I've come to the conclusion that most people would use this either a) with 9009/Classic Retro/Dyesub sets (please no)
    or b) put it on WKL boards. Therefore the ability to mix the bottom row keys with R4 caps from GMK sets on non-WKL boards takes precedence over making sure
    the profile of the alpha block matches that of the arrows on a TKL. If there is enough interest in R5, the needed 150 Ctrl and Alt keys will be added.

    After being informed about the fact that 9009R3 comes with an R5 bottom row, the decision to add R5 to the kit has been made.
  • Please add Windows and Menu keys! - No. It would be in contrast to the inspiration and my ideas for this set.
  • I don't need Icon+Text shift keys. - Me neither, but in pre-IC discussions I got a lot of flack for not wanting to provide them. As such I'm convinced a large
    number of people need them. Unless 90% of form submissions ask for their removal, they'll stay.
  • Can you add xyz cap? - If there's a case for something to be added, please convince me to do so by virtue of good reasoning.
  • I'd like Alt Gr keys. - I intend to keep the kit well-balanced between compatibility and pricing, therefore adding these is not something I'd do.
  • Will this work with 9009R3? It has the new centered icon mods. - Frankly, I'm not sure. It might, it might not. As I don't have access to render assets for
    these I can't evaluate that at this point in time. Adding shift keys with the new mods would turn this into a shift kit, not a mod kit, so unless 500 owners of 9009R3
    show up to buy this I don't see that happening.



Changelog:

  • 2020-05-03: Initial Commit
  • 2020-05-03: Added R5



Thank you for any feedback, discussion or support. Stay safe and happy clacking!
« Last Edit: Sun, 03 May 2020, 09:29:30 by pngu »

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 06:57:30 »
can it come with a frozen pizza?

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 06:58:05 »
ne iso avail

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« Reply #3 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 06:58:19 »
Very nice, fully support this. Hope everything goes well!

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 06:58:43 »
Modi but Beige please

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« Reply #5 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 06:58:51 »
hello father, this nice yes. thank!

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 06:59:07 »
hello father, this nice yes. thank!
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« Reply #8 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 06:59:50 »
thanks dad. wtb w/ r5.
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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 07:04:20 »
someone needs to rerun the 9009.

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« Reply #11 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 07:08:27 »
someone needs to rerun the 9009.
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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 07:12:59 »
We are going to run out of numbers at this rate

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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 07:43:32 »
11/10 wood buy

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 07:47:02 »
nice  :thumb:

is it "Control" or "Ctrl"? (renders and proposed kit are confusing). Also, no AltGr option?
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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 07:49:46 »
nice  :thumb:

is it "Control" or "Ctrl"? (renders and proposed kit are confusing). Also, no AltGr option?

Yep, I've been pointed at that already. Will update the kit render to "Control" legend. Also, it totally went past me unnoticed that 9009R3 actually comes with an R5 bottom row so I'll already add R5 now.

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 08:55:35 »
oh frik me i need this

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 09:17:46 »
Do want, keep the icon and text mods please.
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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 09:19:46 »
I want one.
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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 09:21:13 »
Kit updated to include R5. Thanks for the responses so far :)

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« Reply #20 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 10:40:20 »
glwic
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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 11:51:59 »
Yes

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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 12:54:03 »
very easy yes!

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 13:15:26 »
There's a couple of cheap Cherry G81s with the old thick lasered PBT caps that this would be great for filling for the incompatible keys.

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 13:48:11 »
Hello bird bro!
I will probably buy this!
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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 04 May 2020, 04:49:47 »
Kit updated to include R5. Thanks for the responses so far :)

Excellent update! This will no doubt reach MOQ

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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 04 May 2020, 13:37:13 »
Im in

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 05 May 2020, 00:34:12 »
Gib

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 06:32:16 »
This is so clean and beautiful. Let's go ahead and advance the timeline to last year so I already have it on my board. :-X

not really because then that would mean I missed the group buy
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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 08:18:14 »
count me in!

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 08:24:27 »
Question, what is the GMK keycaps partnered with this (for the other keys)? Is it the GMK 9009? Also, is the color compatible with EnjoyPBT?

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 11:51:21 »
Question, what is the GMK keycaps partnered with this (for the other keys)? Is it the GMK 9009? Also, is the color compatible with EnjoyPBT?

9009, Classic Beige/Retro, vintage Cherry sets, and any other sets that use the classic U9/L9/CR colorway.

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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 11:57:39 »
This is great. I'm in.

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 22:15:57 »
Question, what is the GMK keycaps partnered with this (for the other keys)? Is it the GMK 9009? Also, is the color compatible with EnjoyPBT?

9009, Classic Beige/Retro, vintage Cherry sets, and any other sets that use the classic U9/L9/CR colorway.

Thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 09 May 2020, 16:42:30 »
Just gorgeous. Take all my monies. The more of these beige + colored cherry caps, the better.

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 00:53:59 »
With R5 in the mix now, I'm very much interested.

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 01:11:50 »
I saw "alps board" in the OP and I got all excited because I thought this was an Alps set

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 01:03:46 »
Thanks for all the feedback so far. I'll try to find some time to take a detailed look at the suggestions and poll results on the weekend.

I saw "alps board" in the OP and I got all excited because I thought this was an Alps set

I'm so terribly sorry! :((

There's a couple of cheap Cherry G81s with the old thick lasered PBT caps that this would be great for filling for the incompatible keys.

I'm not sure what you mean - the incompatible ones are 125u, but this set only has Control and Alt keys. You'd still have to find Windows and Menu keys somehow :think:

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 03:33:35 »
As i suggested in the IC Form, some numpad keys would be appreciated, i.e. Enter and +. Also some consideration to arrow cluster? :3

Interested regardless.

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 04:00:36 »
on the photo/renders, what exact keycaps are those?

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 04:39:15 »
Hello. Yes please. Thank you.

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 16:27:17 »
any updates on this?

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« Reply #42 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 17:03:31 »
any updates on this?

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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 06:53:35 »
Too bad that 9009 R3 had centered icons. I would have purchased this, but, in the end, I would have centered arrows and caps lock and OG shifts. And it would be a waste of money for non 9009 R3 users if the missing keys would be included in the kit  :(
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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 08:17:44 »
Too bad that 9009 R3 had centered icons. I would have purchased this, but, in the end, I would have centered arrows and caps lock and OG shifts. And it would be a waste of money for non 9009 R3 users if the missing keys would be included in the kit  :(

it'd be nice if someone ran a beige kit that gives OG style mods for 9009 R3 buyers. i'd be in.


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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 01:18:23 »
Too bad that 9009 R3 had centered icons. I would have purchased this, but, in the end, I would have centered arrows and caps lock and OG shifts. And it would be a waste of money for non 9009 R3 users if the missing keys would be included in the kit  :(

it'd be nice if someone ran a beige kit that gives OG style mods for 9009 R3 buyers. i'd be in.
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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 15:58:50 »
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Re: [IC] GMK 2002
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 18:30:07 »
Can I vote to leave out mod pipe

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 19:01:36 »
Can I vote to leave out alpha pipe and tilde, only mod versions

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 19:50:47 »
I have not heard of this before. Treeleaf thinks it is very good
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