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Offline segami

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Re: [IC] KBM Blanks | Updated 5/11 | New Manufacturer!
« Reply #150 on: Thu, 12 May 2022, 08:51:04 »
 Still wish this was GMK but I can understand why you switched

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« Reply #151 on: Thu, 12 May 2022, 10:03:37 »
TBN is quite accurate     Hello what is going on here     A key cap and blank    I am   happy to see more blank.
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Re: [IC] KBM Blanks | Updated 5/11 | New Manufacturer!
« Reply #152 on: Fri, 13 May 2022, 21:28:34 »
I 100% understand leaving GMK. Overall (and not just for you) communication has been sh*t; waiting times are ever increasing (many sets that initially had a 12 months ETA, to be delivered on Q1/2022, now are expected at Q4/2022, for at least a 20 month waiting time overall). Also, with this hobby getting more attention, many more manufactures are commming up.

But, I know nothing abouth KBM. For black/white blanks, I don't think colors will be an issue, and we do not have to worry about the quality of the font either. But, what profile do they use? Where can I find more information on them?

Also, thanks for the ergo on the kit!

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« Reply #153 on: Sat, 14 May 2022, 13:11:43 »
I 100% understand leaving GMK. Overall (and not just for you) communication has been sh*t; waiting times are ever increasing (many sets that initially had a 12 months ETA, to be delivered on Q1/2022, now are expected at Q4/2022, for at least a 20 month waiting time overall). Also, with this hobby getting more attention, many more manufactures are commming up.

But, I know nothing abouth KBM. For black/white blanks, I don't think colors will be an issue, and we do not have to worry about the quality of the font either. But, what profile do they use? Where can I find more information on them?

Also, thanks for the ergo on the kit!
Yeah, GMK has definitely been getting worse recently.

As for KBM, they use cherry, so that won't be changing. Since they're newer, I'd say the best place to find more information is to look at other sets they're producing such as KBM Love Detective, or you can join their discord :)

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« Reply #154 on: Sat, 14 May 2022, 13:14:21 »
To be fair I think the original appeal was to get to try GMK caps for cheaper, so switching over kind of changes the scope. Not  fan of it now being PBT but the colors are still pretty good so I might still try.

Agreed, the point was originally to run through GMK, and that's where the majority of the hype came from. Unfortunately, since we could not communicate with GMK (they continued to ghost us), the obvious and reasonable answer was to produce the set through another manufacturer.

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Re: [IC] KBM Blanks | Updated 5/11 | New Manufacturer!
« Reply #155 on: Sat, 14 May 2022, 20:43:12 »
any samples? really want to join this.

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« Reply #156 on: Sun, 15 May 2022, 00:22:51 »
What blanks does KBM use? Are they similar to some other manufacturers? I've documented how a few different kinds of dyesubbers use the same blanks in the write up I did and I'm curious if these are the same. If they are, awesome! They're really good quality.

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« Reply #157 on: Sun, 15 May 2022, 02:32:23 »
Super clean. I would love to see a couple windowed keys in this set

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« Reply #158 on: Mon, 16 May 2022, 20:53:53 »
What blanks does KBM use? Are they similar to some other manufacturers? I've documented how a few different kinds of dyesubbers use the same blanks in the write up I did and I'm curious if these are the same. If they are, awesome! They're really good quality.

Yes, from what I can see from your booty pic and this picture of a sample from KBM, they seem to be the same blanks as other manufacturers.

edit: as you can tell from the photo, KBM uses 1.7mm thick plastic, I can't tell a difference in thickness by eyeballing it, but hopefully it's a bit better than the 1.4-1.5mm mentioned in your writeup
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« Reply #159 on: Mon, 16 May 2022, 20:54:39 »
Super clean. I would love to see a couple windowed keys in this set
I was originally planning to add windowed keys, but unfortunately KBM does not support windowed keys at this time

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« Reply #160 on: Tue, 17 May 2022, 01:19:23 »
Bummed to see no ABS. Any idea of pricing?

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« Reply #161 on: Tue, 17 May 2022, 16:32:15 »
Y E S

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« Reply #162 on: Tue, 17 May 2022, 19:37:03 »
any samples? really want to join this.
We've requested samples and they are expected to arrive by July-August

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« Reply #163 on: Tue, 17 May 2022, 19:37:28 »
Bummed to see no ABS. Any idea of pricing?
Around $70-80, give or take

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« Reply #164 on: Tue, 31 May 2022, 11:55:54 »
Prefer pbt anyways, go for it

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« Reply #165 on: Wed, 01 June 2022, 13:14:30 »
When can we see some samples or even typing tests?

Would like to know even more details about the profile of these offers.
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Re: [IC] KBM Blanks | Updated 5/11 | New Manufacturer!
« Reply #166 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 10:27:15 »
Been killing myself looking for white Cherry PBTs for an Ergodox, and all I can find is the DCS PBT set. Which isn’t bad, but the thinness is a big no for me. So, I’m interested! :thumb:

Let me get this right, though… is that ergo in base? Or is that a separate kit?
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« Reply #167 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 12:18:24 »
When can we see some samples or even typing tests?

Would like to know even more details about the profile of these offers.

Samples have been requested but I haven't heard back from them yet about where they are with it

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« Reply #168 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 12:18:40 »
Been killing myself looking for white Cherry PBTs for an Ergodox, and all I can find is the DCS PBT set. Which isn’t bad, but the thinness is a big no for me. So, I’m interested! :thumb:

Let me get this right, though… is that ergo in base? Or is that a separate kit?
Ergo in base

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Re: [IC] KBM Blanks | Updated 5/11 | New Manufacturer!
« Reply #169 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 14:23:02 »
Been killing myself looking for white Cherry PBTs for an Ergodox, and all I can find is the DCS PBT set. Which isn’t bad, but the thinness is a big no for me. So, I’m interested! :thumb:

Let me get this right, though… is that ergo in base? Or is that a separate kit?
Ergo in base

Well damn, that is a bigass base then. I’m not sure how comfortable non-ergo users are having ergo keys they won’t use, and ergo users having full mods + numpad they won’t use. Seems like a lose-lose to me. The ergo buyer in particular ends up with way too many unused keys. I suppose they could sell them off, but selling leftover mod blanks without alphas isn’t easy either.

Personally, I would much prefer split kitting (an ergo base kit), even if the cost were to increase a little per key. I could probably buy someone’s leftover ergo mods instead, but I wouldn’t really want to without matching alphas because of sound and colour differences between blanks. Even if the colour matches GMK 100%, I don’t think people will be that happy to mix sets because of the material differences. Just a thought.
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Re: [IC] KBM Blanks | Updated 5/11 | New Manufacturer!
« Reply #170 on: Thu, 27 October 2022, 11:13:41 »
any news? this is much needed

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« Reply #171 on: Thu, 27 October 2022, 17:57:56 »
any news? this is much needed
been wondering the same thing. i keep looking for decent quality blanks and cant seem to find any solid ones. i always come back to this thread to see if there is any updates lol

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« Reply #172 on: Sun, 30 October 2022, 16:38:28 »
any news? this is much needed
been wondering the same thing. i keep looking for decent quality blanks and cant seem to find any solid ones. i always come back to this thread to see if there is any updates lol

any news? this is much needed

Blanks is still going to run eventually, the past few months we've been waiting on samples which have taken a lot longer than expected. Once samples arrive and quality is confirmed we can move ahead with confirming the run date and other things