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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 26 June 2013, 15:49:16 »
Also, can we have an option for an all-yellow set, including the mods?

We'll include that option in the groupbuy but if it does not gather enough orders we may have to cancel it.

Currently producing a prototype keycap :] Will update with pics soon!

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 26 June 2013, 22:31:12 »
Please insert Ctrl key...  :-X

or

Please change Alt to Logo keys

i have coffee set
but i dont understand why not exsist ctrl
only exsist Alt key  :(

Alt key alone put on my keyboard. verry sad.

I agree with this, there needs to be a ctrl key. If anything just replace the windows logo with the honeycomb. Also it is pretty amazing that this set showed up when it did  ;)
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 27 June 2013, 16:34:50 »
Deus Ex: Keyboard Revolution?

Like the color scheme, might be doing a PC build with similar yellow+black theme

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 09:59:51 »
This looks sooooo awesome! I cannot wait for this!

Edit: In terms of yellows, I would be fine with a "yellow yellow." :D Just like your chocos!

Dark gray would be awesome instead of black, but I would probably get it either way.
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 10 July 2013, 00:52:03 »
We have good news and bad news...
The Polycarbonate keycaps did not turn out so well so we currently only have the option of having them on Yellow translucent keycaps with white legends.
It is either that or we do them on standard black with yellow legends.


We will produce more prototypes with a lighter black to check contrast! We have a feeling it will turn out nicely.

We do have some questions for the community.
Would a translucent yellow beehive crtl/windows key be appealing?

Let us know your feedback!


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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 10 July 2013, 01:05:32 »
That sample would be kinda hard to see the legends without backlighting, and will probably vary depending on the colour of the backlighting (with white and yellow likely producing the best results).

Yellow translucent with white legends looks good!
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 10 July 2013, 01:16:47 »
Bring back the control key!  The lack of control key was one of the main reasons I didn't go for a Coffee Set :(.
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 10 July 2013, 04:33:24 »
Better go back on standard
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #58 on: Wed, 10 July 2013, 04:41:55 »
We have good news and bad news...
The Polycarbonate keycaps did not turn out so well so we currently only have the option of having them on Yellow translucent keycaps with white legends.
It is either that or we do them on standard black with yellow legends.
Show Image


We will produce more prototypes with a lighter black to check contrast! We have a feeling it will turn out nicely.

We do have some questions for the community.
Would a translucent yellow beehive crtl/windows key be appealing?

Let us know your feedback!

i don't mind translucent yellow keycaps with white legend for the bee (esc key)
however, if the same is applied to the bottom row (ie. ctrl, alt, windows, context menu), i feel that it makes the whole set more yellow (not that i'm against yellow (which i like... esp translucent ones!)
since the original layout has these keys as the 'black' or darker 'border', would it be possible to have translucent black with yellow legends?

also, is it possible for the keys with the diamond and star, be something else (more related to the set)?

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 10 July 2013, 05:07:32 »
Better go back on standard

I agree as well.  Better to retain the original look of the key-set with vivid yellow and black.

After all design of these key-caps needs to include the original design and do not deviate away from it.  Because SP is having great trouble in working with polycarbonate then best to let them do what they do best, simple ABS with the required colours.

Remember if you want a unique looking key-set for everyone out there you need to stick with the original design, that will sell quicker than some Dark coloured polycarbonate set, that relies on heavy keyboard lighting, to highlight the design.

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 10 July 2013, 18:59:44 »
We have good news and bad news...
The Polycarbonate keycaps did not turn out so well so we currently only have the option of having them on Yellow translucent keycaps with white legends.
It is either that or we do them on standard black with yellow legends.
Show Image


We will produce more prototypes with a lighter black to check contrast! We have a feeling it will turn out nicely.

We do have some questions for the community.
Would a translucent yellow beehive crtl/windows key be appealing?

Let us know your feedback!

I think it's appealing!

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #61 on: Sun, 14 July 2013, 21:48:24 »




Sneak peek. Coming soon.

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #62 on: Sun, 14 July 2013, 21:51:21 »
That baby gryphon icon or whatever it is... cuuute!
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #63 on: Sun, 14 July 2013, 22:08:45 »
That baby gryphon icon or whatever it is... cuuute!

Chocobo! He has them for sale already. I was debating on getting it, but I might save up to get this set with Chocobo caps once this comes out.
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 14 July 2013, 22:44:58 »
These do look nicer than the polycarb samples :)
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 14 July 2013, 22:47:35 »
Oh, just realized--the chocobo cap is yellow on black, and the cap on the left is yellow on some sort of very dark gray. Or is that lighting?  They look different on both photos.  Both look good!
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #66 on: Sun, 14 July 2013, 23:35:13 »
Those are very nice. My Wallet is going to cry at me.

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #67 on: Sun, 14 July 2013, 23:42:43 »
Oh, just realized--the chocobo cap is yellow on black, and the cap on the left is yellow on some sort of very dark gray. Or is that lighting?  They look different on both photos.  Both look good!

The keycap on the left is yellow on a lighter dark/gray color while the chickobo keycap is on pure black

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #68 on: Thu, 18 July 2013, 19:28:16 »
The win key should be 4 hexagons and the alt should be stripes or something.

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 22 July 2013, 06:48:52 »
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Sneak peek. Coming soon.

Very nice.  I told you Yellow and Black go together like a house on fire.

I don't know if Dark Grey will have the same effect with allowing the yellow to stand out brilliantly but it's worth a try.

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 22 July 2013, 21:27:28 »
That's true, the yellow really pops on pure black.  Both color schemes are nice in different ways.  Black would be great on pure black keyboards, but dark gray for most other cases.
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 22 July 2013, 21:36:45 »
oo this looks amazing

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 22 July 2013, 22:30:51 »
I am still awaiting this release!!!
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 29 July 2013, 11:40:04 »
This is nice!
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #74 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 11:05:37 »
100% order .     dignitas color ^^

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 11:13:24 »
I thought dignatas was blue?

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 11:38:52 »
Group Buy starting in a few days.

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 12:46:44 »
Another GB...my poor wallet...
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #78 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 12:48:38 »
I thought dignatas was blue?

As of 2011 when they were in providence they were black and yellow.
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 15:13:34 »
I thought dignatas was blue?

As of 2011 when they were in providence they were black and yellow.

Oh wow... My mind was thinking of EG and TL for some reason. And you were there too? Providence 2011 I mean! That was my first LAN!

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 16:31:58 »
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 01 August 2013, 04:44:21 »
I thought dignatas was blue?
black and yellow ! :》

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #82 on: Mon, 05 August 2013, 11:32:09 »
Group Buy starting in a few days.

starting faster please  :p
black and yellow set  :cool:

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #83 on: Thu, 08 August 2013, 11:47:44 »
 :D wow I love this one. Must join it

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #84 on: Thu, 08 August 2013, 14:02:32 »
if its possible for me to order some dignitas keycaps? :P

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #85 on: Thu, 08 August 2013, 14:04:57 »
I thought dignatas was blue?

As of 2011 when they were in providence they were black and yellow.

Oh wow... My mind was thinking of EG and TL for some reason. And you were there too? Providence 2011 I mean! That was my first LAN!

Hell yeah I was there! The first good thing to happen in RI (in my lifetime)! Me and two friends went all 3 days. 20 minute drive from his house. That's the best thing about RI. No matter where you are, you can get to your destination (in RI) in less than an hour. Other than that, this place has noting to do.

Also. Did you do the scavenger hunt / go with a friend? I feel like I talked to someone from Ohio haha. WHAT IF WE MET.
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 08 August 2013, 14:15:10 »
I thought dignatas was blue?
black and yellow ! :》

I messed up! Sorry :(


Hell yeah I was there! The first good thing to happen in RI (in my lifetime)! Me and two friends went all 3 days. 20 minute drive from his house. That's the best thing about RI. No matter where you are, you can get to your destination (in RI) in less than an hour. Other than that, this place has noting to do.

Also. Did you do the scavenger hunt / go with a friend? I feel like I talked to someone from Ohio haha. WHAT IF WE MET.


I did go with a friend but I didn't do a scavenger hunt! Remember Haypro's monster run??

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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #87 on: Fri, 09 August 2013, 03:05:25 »
I really need this for my Filco Yellow edition
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Re: [Preview] BumbleBee Set
« Reply #88 on: Sat, 10 August 2013, 06:57:47 »
In case anyone lands here by mistake the group buy is now live

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