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Title: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Taylorisg on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:24:03
Part 2 of my serious interest check.

Renders
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Keyboard Renders
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Ok... so for those who have followed [IC] GMK IC up to this point, thank you.

So hereís the skinny:

I actually reached out to GMK on this one. Apparently fully clear keycaps present a couple of issues...

First, theyíre expensive (even though there are no legends or colors)... something something materials something clear vs. opaque.

Second, they are susceptible to show any and all tooling marks or blemishes (and GMK canít control this)... and no one wants janky marks on the underside of their keys shining through.

So weíve arrived at an alternative solution:

Iíve received sample pics from GMK for a ďMilkyĒ option

https://imgur.com/a/cbzVf6P (https://imgur.com/a/cbzVf6P)

**DOWNSIDE**

Itís no longer clear.

As such, it doesnít deserve the name of IC (Itís Clear).

So now itís called Calcium. Because science.

**UPSIDE**

Better RGB Diffusion

Probably looks nicer with Polycarb boards

Osteoporosis Awareness.



Anyhow, this has also been split into 3 kits because people apparently hate numpads and ISO.  So buy what you want I guess.

Pricing tentatively as follows @ 250 MOQ (thereís a 150 MOQ option I was quoted but itís so ludicrously expensive that itís not worth it) price breaks at 500 MOQ but letís not get ahead of ourselves.

~$110 Base Kit

~$50  TKL/1800/Full-Size

~$30 40ís/ISO/Ortho

Do me a favor and fill out this form so I know whether to keep working on this set as an actual idea or whether I should laugh it off as a meme and let it die.

https://forms.gle/pgm6nypzpPhFnLMj9 (https://forms.gle/pgm6nypzpPhFnLMj9)


Comment below with whatever floats your boat. You want this to happen or nah?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:24:36
this is meta
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: Create_alt_delete on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:27:22
I want this for all 4 of the listed reasons

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: ArchDill on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:29:20
(https://media.giphy.com/media/Lgb9p7eXSEcp2/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: lolafineday on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:29:28
Tbh the ones in the sample look not great, are there any chance for more transparency, and no streaks on the top bottom left and right?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: Tonkatonk on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:32:03
This ain't it
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: ChrisSwires on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:35:09
Of course this is you. Yeah I'm probably down babe

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: lolafineday on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:37:08
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/5cdd6bf66b26148db5e98c576eea979d.jpg) Tbh this looks like the transparent ones that novelkeys provide with their switch testers.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: Taylorisg on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:40:35
These would more or less be that... GMK already does clear keycaps, they've just never offered it as a keyset.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: Owl- on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:47:32
IN! I'm assuming they'll be 1.5 thick and hopefully not thin.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: Create_alt_delete on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:52:07
Wish I had an idea for a set. I want to start an IC for GMK GB and move it to GB at the same time this one does just to keep things confusing.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:56:24
it's stupid.

i hate it.

i want one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: aspenc4 on Wed, 08 May 2019, 11:56:47
I'm in 100%

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: txclack on Wed, 08 May 2019, 12:24:42
Anyone with a polycarb 910 must commit to leaving this keyset on at all times.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: Taylorisg on Wed, 08 May 2019, 12:40:39
Anyone with a polycarb 910 must commit to leaving this keyset on at all times.

I will see to it that this becomes so.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: futurecrime on Wed, 08 May 2019, 12:49:32
Ok
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: azeria on Wed, 08 May 2019, 13:08:55
uh that set doesn't support ISO because it doesn't have a 1.25u R4
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Wed, 08 May 2019, 13:15:54
uh that set doesn't support ISO because it doesn't have a 1.25u R4
perfect!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: Taylorisg on Wed, 08 May 2019, 14:14:58
uh that set doesn't support ISO because it doesn't have a 1.25u R4

I'll make sure to include that if response dictates that people are serious enough about this to warrant running it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: GarrettSucks on Wed, 08 May 2019, 15:14:22
Taylor. You cray my dude.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK IC
Post by: megaforce93 on Wed, 08 May 2019, 15:16:52
take out iso keys and the numpad.

99$ set

never lost
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Taylorisg on Tue, 28 May 2019, 13:21:22
Made some updates on first post.

Million dollar question: is this feasible?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Kokaloo on Tue, 28 May 2019, 13:33:30
You need another 1u in R2 for TKL support my dude
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: garbo on Tue, 28 May 2019, 13:40:26
Ohh the milky kind look a lot better to me. Maybe a little expensive for what it is, but I'm liking it.

You need another 1u in R2 for TKL support my dude

Yeah and the F-row, which is why TKL support's in the numpad kit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: vicissitude on Tue, 28 May 2019, 15:41:33
It's so interesting that GMK can do this way.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: mimalik on Tue, 28 May 2019, 16:05:58
GMK Bones....
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: finalarcadia on Tue, 28 May 2019, 16:12:37
Make base support tkl

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Kokaloo on Tue, 28 May 2019, 16:33:46
Ohh the milky kind look a lot better to me. Maybe a little expensive for what it is, but I'm liking it.

You need another 1u in R2 for TKL support my dude

Yeah and the F-row, which is why TKL support's in the numpad kit
Requiring a sub-kit to fill one of the most common layouts
Nah dog. We're reaching Drop levels of smooth brain I never thought was possible.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Taylorisg on Tue, 28 May 2019, 19:28:28
Ohh the milky kind look a lot better to me. Maybe a little expensive for what it is, but I'm liking it.

You need another 1u in R2 for TKL support my dude

Yeah and the F-row, which is why TKL support's in the numpad kit
Requiring a sub-kit to fill one of the most common layouts
Nah dog. We're reaching Drop levels of smooth brain I never thought was possible.

Aw man... Letís forego the unpleasantries.

Iíll see what can be done about TKL compat in Base.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Pluto19 on Tue, 28 May 2019, 19:30:11
The base kit. I dig it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: OtherAndrew on Tue, 28 May 2019, 19:36:46
smh
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: aspenc4 on Tue, 28 May 2019, 20:09:31
Ohh the milky kind look a lot better to me. Maybe a little expensive for what it is, but I'm liking it.

You need another 1u in R2 for TKL support my dude

Yeah and the F-row, which is why TKL support's in the numpad kit
Requiring a sub-kit to fill one of the most common layouts
Nah dog. We're reaching Drop levels of smooth brain I never thought was possible.
Really? That's a bit crass and uncalled for. Attempting to piece meal a kit to try and potentially save the community some scratch doesn't equate to idiocy in my book. Just means OP is putting in a bit more effort for guys like you, who obviously appreciate it.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Sintpinty on Tue, 28 May 2019, 20:23:07
I need water... not milk  :-\  ......
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Kokaloo on Tue, 28 May 2019, 20:52:50
Ohh the milky kind look a lot better to me. Maybe a little expensive for what it is, but I'm liking it.

You need another 1u in R2 for TKL support my dude

Yeah and the F-row, which is why TKL support's in the numpad kit
Requiring a sub-kit to fill one of the most common layouts
Nah dog. We're reaching Drop levels of smooth brain I never thought was possible.

Aw man... Letís forego the unpleasantries.

Iíll see what can be done about TKL compat in Base.
I'm being a bit mean. It's just a set that probably won't rake in TOO many orders since it's a little meme-y, so IMO having the base fit the most popular layout on GH right now would only be beneficial to its success.
I should have been a bit more clear in my thought and intentions, so I'm sorry. :blank:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: PotatoTM on Tue, 28 May 2019, 23:54:10
thank you mister skeltal
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: jariss on Wed, 29 May 2019, 00:15:52
My boards are in need of some calcium!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Taylorisg on Wed, 29 May 2019, 08:16:18
Ohh the milky kind look a lot better to me. Maybe a little expensive for what it is, but I'm liking it.

You need another 1u in R2 for TKL support my dude

Yeah and the F-row, which is why TKL support's in the numpad kit
Requiring a sub-kit to fill one of the most common layouts
Nah dog. We're reaching Drop levels of smooth brain I never thought was possible.

Aw man... Letís forego the unpleasantries.

Iíll see what can be done about TKL compat in Base.
I'm being a bit mean. It's just a set that probably won't rake in TOO many orders since it's a little meme-y, so IMO having the base fit the most popular layout on GH right now would only be beneficial to its success.
I should have been a bit more clear in my thought and intentions, so I'm sorry. :blank:

All good man. I appreciate the input. Talking with GMK about moving the requisite keys to the base kit and impact on cost.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: ArchDill on Wed, 29 May 2019, 08:28:58
Not sure if I will join, but this is still pretty rad.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: tex_live_utility on Wed, 29 May 2019, 08:31:19
I really need to stop buying keycaps, but this one is really unique and will be hard to pass up.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: lewisflude on Wed, 29 May 2019, 09:45:25
I think this would be better if the ISO kit was rolled into the base kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: xondat on Wed, 29 May 2019, 10:22:00
Milky is cool.

I hate the kits though. Base should be minimum TKL.

What are the approximate costs of the 3 kits right now?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Taylorisg on Wed, 29 May 2019, 10:40:23
Milky is cool.

I hate the kits though. Base should be minimum TKL.

What are the approximate costs of the 3 kits right now?



Anyhow, this has also been split into 3 kits because people apparently hate numpads and ISO.  So buy what you want I guess.

Pricing tentatively as follows @ 250 MOQ (thereís a 150 MOQ option I was quoted but itís so ludicrously expensive that itís not worth it) price breaks at 500 MOQ but letís not get ahead of ourselves.

~$110 Base Kit

~$50  TKL/1800/Full-Size

~$30 40ís/ISO/Ortho



Talking with GMK now about moving the TKL keys over and just having a numpad kit. We'll see how it goes and what impact that might have on pricing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: godinjointform on Sun, 16 June 2019, 10:30:52
I'm still into this set
especially milky
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: poolside on Mon, 17 June 2019, 06:53:27
I want some milky too
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: vikipedeer on Mon, 17 June 2019, 08:28:47
This is both
extremely stupid
and
extremely meta
I want one
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Ensaum on Mon, 17 June 2019, 23:48:54
Yeah, I'm still down for this too. Any progress op?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: Solotov on Tue, 18 June 2019, 01:27:31
Is the base kit enough for TGR Alice?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: poolside on Tue, 18 June 2019, 04:53:08
Is the base kit enough for TGR Alice?

The current one is, but it would be missing a 2u spacebar if you were going with the 2 1.25 2.75 split bottom row option.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Calcium (formerly GMK IC)
Post by: ogWalker on Thu, 20 June 2019, 21:52:50
this set can't come soon enough