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Title: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: biip on Thu, 14 January 2021, 03:56:25
(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-banner.jpg)

!
The most minimalistic of minimalistic sets is back, now in dark & light colorways.


Group buy info

When?
February 2021

Proxies:
Keycaps:
ABS double-shot

Colors:
Same as R1 except for alpha & mods legends for light kits.
Light base color is WS1.


Renders

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_boop-01.jpg)
boop65

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_boop-02.jpg)
boop65

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_boop-03.jpg)
boop65

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_boop-04.jpg)
boop65

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_m65a-01.jpg)
M65-A

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_m65a-02.jpg)
M65-A

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_alice-01.jpg)
Alice

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_alice-02.jpg)
Alice

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_pearl-01.jpg)
Pearl

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_pearl-02.jpg)
pearl

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_m60a-01.jpg)
M60-A

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_m60a-02.jpg)
M60-A

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_janev2-01.jpg)
Jane v2

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_janev2-02.jpg)
Jane v2

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_preonic-01.jpg)
Preonic

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_preonic-02.jpg)
Preonic

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_grid600-01.jpg)
Grid600

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_grid600-02.jpg)
Grid600



Kits

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_base-dark.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_base-light.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_nomad-dark.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_nomad-light.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_rainbow-dark.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_rainbow-light.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_space-dark.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_space-light.jpg)


Deskmats

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-mat_01.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-mat_04.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-mat_03.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-mat_02.jpg)


Rama artisans

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-rama-01.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-rama-02.jpg)




Thanks to Oblotzky for the renders.

(https://i.imgur.com/6UHnGqR.png) (https://discordapp.com/invite/nK6jKYt)

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Agilr on Thu, 14 January 2021, 03:57:31
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: DuellM on Thu, 14 January 2021, 03:58:50
Yes!!!


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Vegas_ on Thu, 14 January 2021, 03:58:57
yes please
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: RaiKami on Thu, 14 January 2021, 03:59:37
my body (and wallet) is ready!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Bachoo on Thu, 14 January 2021, 03:59:51
s 2
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: ZongZiWang on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:00:06
Finally, my dream set. Now with lighter one? Get all!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: SMOKEY on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:00:13
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: $W4GK!NG on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:00:21
pog ****ing champ
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: xeon3175x on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:01:03
the light kit looks awesome
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: peaceperfection on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:01:18
Yes, yes and yes! Is there even a need for IC? Release it straight will be fine. Take my money on awaken, now take my money for Dots.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: NoteMakoti on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:01:43
One of the dumbest meme sets in history. Awful. Ill take two base sets, please.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Capptie on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:02:50
I'll take your entire stock. By that I mean 1 dark base kit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Slayer77 on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:03:41
.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: harlekein on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:07:29
You say Rainbow kit, I say ortho kit!

Is the idea for these to be a drop-in for alphas as well? If so, any chance of adding scooped to these?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: flamingyo on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:10:44
YESSSSSSSSSS I'm literally going to get everything
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: holer on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:12:30
I'll take your entire stock. By that I mean 1 dark base kit

Leave some for the rest of us please  :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Bregoli on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:16:02
Love it! Can't wait
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: dibstern on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:16:55
Yes!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Afresh on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:21:26
This set looks ⚬⚬⚬⚬⚬⚬!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Wazazaby on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:21:51
:pray:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: loop | esc lab on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:22:14
100%
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Izeri on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:28:06
yes.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Xifi.1923 on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:30:45
I created a geekhack account just to reply to this IC. This is a set I have been dying to own since discovering this hobby last June.
While I was lowkey hoping the base kit would have less keys for a cheaper price, but worry not  I could still save up for the regular basekit pricing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: MechKeyMomo on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:46:41
The instant regret of missing out on R1 lead to this day, my mind, soul, and wallet are ready. 1000% interested.
Loving the 3rd desk pad design most out of the 4 displayed.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: guill3m on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:47:02
Just take my money already :blank: :blank: :blank:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: xlSantos on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:53:28
I am willing to pay in advance if that is possible!  :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: VellFlamm on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:02:52
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: alper_maestro on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:17:52
White version will be mine  ;D

I hope that there will be a white themed deskmats as well.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Pieterv24 on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:20:09
Yes Please
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: dPunisher on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:22:07
Light version will be mine.
Dark version will be mine.
Empty wallet will be mine.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: KKoNaM on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:24:21
ahhh. It's gonna be tough to choose between Dark and Light base.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:26:39
I am willing to pay in advance if that is possible!  :D
By participating in GB, you are paying in advance though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Khaine on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:34:34
I'm hella dropping money on this, would you consider to get a UK Proxy like Prototypist? it'd help us out massively with us not being about to use EU vendors right now as well as the tax/import fees in the future
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: ChrisBeWithYou on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:35:39
Probably in the minority as an ergodox user, but would it be possible to get the light colorway for ergodox? I have the dark one and would like a light one to go with my 2nd board..

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Xonuss on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:47:00
I will be happy but my wallet will be sad. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: 5quare5 on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:48:13
So no ergo kit this time...
When I found out about this, Round 1 was already over, so I'd like to see an ergo kit if possible!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: PeppyToad on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:51:15
gib r5
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: NovaRMK on Thu, 14 January 2021, 06:02:08
Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: prognostics on Thu, 14 January 2021, 06:02:46
In for a dark and light base kit at minimum! :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: meowmix23 on Thu, 14 January 2021, 06:13:10
Yessss let's go
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: jimmyxtlee on Thu, 14 January 2021, 06:25:21
Yep, I'm in. Guess the hole in my wallet is only going to get larger...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: TablleGuy on Thu, 14 January 2021, 06:42:47
Might be the first big boy keyset I'm buying, I'm super interested! Dark base and maybe a deskmat.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 14 January 2021, 06:54:42
Light base is LIT!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Paputcher on Thu, 14 January 2021, 07:13:50
Amazing
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: CookieFlow on Thu, 14 January 2021, 07:28:56
In for sure ! Will be tough to choose a color
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: dirtegg on Thu, 14 January 2021, 07:35:11
TAKE MY MONEY. I think I may be getting every single kit.... is that a bad idea? I know it is for my wallet, anyway.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: andromache on Thu, 14 January 2021, 07:39:11
All about that light base and rainbow kit. RIP my wallet.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: biip on Thu, 14 January 2021, 07:49:24
I hope that there will be a white themed deskmats as well.

White mats have a higher failure rate, that's why we won't offer them :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: CookieFlow on Thu, 14 January 2021, 07:59:27
Knowing myself it will be difficult to resist getting almost every kit, but the wallet woudn't be very happy.

Any chance to have renders with mixed Dark/Light kits?
Or Dark mods + Light Rainbow and Light mods + Dark Rainbow?

In my head it looks good, but seeing a render would be awesome, especially with the rainbow kits.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Brixzz on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:09:49
I would greatly prefer a vertical stripe on the ISO-enter instead of a single dot. The single dot looks out of place with the other mods in my opinion.
Will still be picking this up nonetheless
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: unsafe_perform_io on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:10:13
Excited for both Light & Dark and curious to see the Rama artisans.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Hyper. on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:11:46
Just out of curiosity, I don't see an Ergo kit in here. Will this run go without it this time around? I'm not exactly saddened, because it does seem a bit redundant considering the blank-ish form of the set, but it would be be nice to know.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: WaffleToaster on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:17:45
I'm in. Just pensive as being from the UK.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: jelou on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:30:15
I want both light and dark base kits, mats and Ramas! And I just discover this hobby, and my wallet knows it XD
What is the Nomad kit for?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: bvssline on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:36:25
my dream!! yes 100%
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: bvssline on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:37:05
yes!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: harlekein on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:39:59
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the Nomad kit can be greatly reduced in size:

[attachimg=1]

All of these are already included in base kit and are redundant for 40% layouts.

Unless the goal is to add a Nomad kit to a Rainbow kit and cover 40s that way. However, it would then require three or four more R4 1.25u keys and you can drop all the 1u keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: scrubbiecris on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:41:55
wow, light set looks so good!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: asherw on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:47:55
yes

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: I_V_I on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:57:07
*rubs hands* this is what i was waiting for. Im going to be soo poor in 2021 - looking forward to it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: T.Rex on Thu, 14 January 2021, 08:57:40
You had me at Dots 2, the light base kit also looks really clean.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Pachriksu on Thu, 14 January 2021, 09:04:28
GG
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: ponchofreedo on Thu, 14 January 2021, 09:10:23
lets goooooo
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: mustardgreens on Thu, 14 January 2021, 09:20:33
want
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: KnoblesseOblige on Thu, 14 January 2021, 09:37:13
This is great, but do you think we could get Colemak support?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: dPunisher on Thu, 14 January 2021, 09:54:35
I would greatly prefer a vertical stripe on the ISO-enter instead of a single dot. The single dot looks out of place with the other mods in my opinion.
Will still be picking this up nonetheless

AGREE! +1
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: GraffitiDecos on Thu, 14 January 2021, 09:56:10
Yes, yes and yes! Is there even a need for IC? Release it straight will be fine. Take my money on awaken, now take my money for Dots.

I was just coming to comment on the fact that this isn't an IC at all. Rather, it's a statement of fact of what's to come. There's no form, I don't think he's taking feedback. GB is in two weeks.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: scoopbb on Thu, 14 January 2021, 10:03:35
sigh, no ergo hurts. i wish the nomad kit had the keys for ergo instead of redundant 40s keys
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: tofumart on Thu, 14 January 2021, 10:06:40
is there any possibility of more dot colors? pink, magenta, cyan? different shades of blue, green, purple?
i would dig that very much!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: hobbes72 on Thu, 14 January 2021, 10:17:12
In for both sets!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Thu, 14 January 2021, 10:29:27
Rainbow 1u kits are macropad god tier. Looking forward to Ramas.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Kokaloo on Thu, 14 January 2021, 10:32:58
 :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: danieljgrouse on Thu, 14 January 2021, 10:43:26
The post says that the colours are the same as R1 but the renders look much darker and closer to black than the dark blue of R1. Is that just all of my monitors and displays being that off?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Grindbox on Thu, 14 January 2021, 10:47:40
The ergo kit was super nice and will be missed.  Good luck with the GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: prognostics on Thu, 14 January 2021, 10:48:50
Knowing myself it will be difficult to resist getting almost every kit, but the wallet woudn't be very happy.

Any chance to have renders with mixed Dark/Light kits?
Or Dark mods + Light Rainbow and Light mods + Dark Rainbow?

In my head it looks good, but seeing a render would be awesome, especially with the rainbow kits.

Some kind discord users posted basic photoshops of combinations on Biip's discord.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: BuddhaBen on Thu, 14 January 2021, 10:54:30
Can anyone do a quick render of the two sets mixed? One with all dark mods and light alphas and the inverse with all light mods and dark alphas? Much appreciated, excited for the RAMAs
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Jefff on Thu, 14 January 2021, 11:02:24
I will be getting every single kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: ダbruh on Thu, 14 January 2021, 12:58:15
no extra B?  :'(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Chaychiano on Thu, 14 January 2021, 13:03:37
Amazing!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: ryukomatoi on Thu, 14 January 2021, 13:09:17
I've been dreaming of a light version! Thank you for including that in the revision. Also thank you for designing the NK65 Milkshake which I can't wait to get my hands on :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: FireLock on Thu, 14 January 2021, 13:37:09
Finally.. been itching for this one

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: econeuler on Thu, 14 January 2021, 13:46:21
Great! Cheers!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: jayiskuhl on Thu, 14 January 2021, 13:58:06
We even get renders on the Pearl, so good!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: zoo on Thu, 14 January 2021, 14:10:15
YAAS
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Jolt on Thu, 14 January 2021, 14:24:01
While I am happy that there is another run of DOTS I wish there was an SA Dots
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: fakedSkill on Thu, 14 January 2021, 15:08:40
My wallet hates you, my credit card loves you <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Milthon on Thu, 14 January 2021, 15:18:24
I love it
⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫
⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: ogp3 on Thu, 14 January 2021, 15:19:17
YES YES YES
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: devilbeast on Thu, 14 January 2021, 15:22:33
Excited for the dark set & Rama artisans!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: alper_maestro on Thu, 14 January 2021, 15:27:16
I hope that there will be a white themed deskmats as well.

White mats have a higher failure rate, that's why we won't offer them :(
That's a bummer. Well I will just combine it with other white deskmats, problem solved  :thumb:

Because white keycaps on black deskmats doesn't match in my opinion. [because of the different colors on it]

I want to have everything white based. ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: norb on Thu, 14 January 2021, 15:45:08
While I am happy that there is another run of DOTS I wish there was an SA Dots

with the still growing gmk backlog we might even have sa dots earlier than with gmk if started at the same time^^
i remember when i got into the hobby gmk lead times were 3-4 months, now we're already at 12+ with hammerhead, i don't even want to think about when we will be able to install dots2 on our keebs :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: 3wisemonkeyfist on Thu, 14 January 2021, 16:49:38
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Skok on Thu, 14 January 2021, 16:53:48
finally a white braille set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: loop | esc lab on Thu, 14 January 2021, 17:58:14
This doesn't even need an IC lol. Just go straight to GB.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: napostrophe on Thu, 14 January 2021, 18:18:43
Is there any way we could get a convex r4 1.25 for split space? It's the only thing missing in the set and a lot of split space boards have a 1.25u in between their spacebars.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Ashen_21 on Thu, 14 January 2021, 20:02:03
I have been waiting for this! So keen!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: dirtegg on Thu, 14 January 2021, 20:58:44
This doesn't even need an IC lol. Just go straight to GB.

Yep, the "interest check" has been like a year of people begging for this to run again. I'd say that would be sufficient interest checked.  :))
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Escabrera on Thu, 14 January 2021, 22:34:51
Hey I know it's a bit late but given that it's almost gb time and I know this is a big ask but would you consider reworking the nomad kit into the basekit rather than force a kit that has a lot of repeating keys and no real spacebar support. Seriously buying 3 kits for a small boards that won't use 60% of those keys on a set that doesn't have legends is a bit stupid tbh. I understand why you couldn't add 3 keys for awaken since you brought up the point of too many molds are being made but this time around the molds are already made and shouldn't be an issue.

The keys needed for this change are:
-R2 1.75u in the gray, the 1u backspace is already covered in base, and nobody cares enough for the orange dot being replaced by some other colored dot when it saves them money
-R3 1.25u tab, r3 1.5u enter or tab and no need for r3 1.75 as  enter is already covered by caps lock and the 1us are entirely uneeded because of the r3 1us in the set already.
-R4 1.5u of any kind for shift and even then it's not really needed since we have bottom row on this legend less set. And the 1us can be sprinkled on since you would only need 2 1us more at most if at all since you already have 8 1us of different colors on the basekit so it shouldn't really be an issue. Evan/Trashman has depreciated the lock key so there is no reason to bother with it if it means thinning out a kit

Mito has shown that it is possible to do this style of kitting with legend less sets and I hope you at least give it a thought to do the same since the current kitting is inefficient and lacking. Some others suggested that you trim the kit and add better bars support but I'm personally going to push basekit 40s.

Tldr you only need 3 keys(r2 1.75, r3 1.25, and r3 1.5u) at minimum to properly support 40s in a much better kit and not force the purchase of 3 kits for small boards(base, 40s and spacebars)

P.s. can we preferably get the smaller r3s in not gray since this is supposed to be a colorful set and there really is too much gray but that's besides the point of what I'm saying. And I really do hope you give it some thought.

Edit:dunno why it quoted esclab sorry about that but yeah it was supposed to be it's own post
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: epyllion on Fri, 15 January 2021, 00:02:59
Thanks for bringing back this set and adding a light base kit!

I have two questions:
1. Any consideration for adding one more alpha-colored R1 1u key for people wanting a uniform R1 for 60% keyboards?
2. Any consideration for duplicating the barred keys in the Rainbow add-on kits as a standalone "Homing" kit? It would make it more affordable to purchase a standalone Homing kit for paired, accent, barred keys depending on the color one fancies.

Thanks.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Glenthorne on Fri, 15 January 2021, 02:14:10
Yes please! All of it! Now! ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Jo_hannes on Fri, 15 January 2021, 02:46:52
I would like to reiterate the points made by Escabrera and Harlekein with respect to nomad as well as the guys mentioning the slightly uninspired ISO enter key right now.

It is unreasonable (expensive and a waste of resources) to have to buy three sets to cover a small keyboard, particularly with the extreme redundancy between the base and nomad kits as well as the odd omission of full small spacebar support in the nomad. I know this is not a usual IC, but please do revise this to make it easier to stomach for those interested in putting this on a sub-60s board.

I agree that ISO Enter should at least be a vertical line (similar to the numpad enter) instead of the lonely little dot - or even an upside down L (would look a bit Tetris-style). By area, this is the largest key, it should get a larger indicator. :)

Best
Johannes
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: VellFlamm on Fri, 15 January 2021, 03:41:57
GMK pixel did a pretty good job at their kitting; Although it is a bit unfair since it is a monochrome set.
However, I do believe there must be some better way to kit everything together.

By adding R2 1.75U, R3 1.25U 1.5U mods in the base kit cover most 40%(with a spacebar kit).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: biip on Fri, 15 January 2021, 03:58:42
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the Nomad kit can be greatly reduced in size:

(Attachment Link)

All of these are already included in base kit and are redundant for 40% layouts.

Unless the goal is to add a Nomad kit to a Rainbow kit and cover 40s that way. However, it would then require three or four more R4 1.25u keys and you can drop all the 1u keys.

Base kit contains 4x 1u R4 mods keycaps. I wanted to offer 2x more for arrows + lower/raise.
1u R3 green dot is intended to be Caps Lock/Enter (base kit is offering the other).
1u R2 mod is for symmetry.
1u R2 orange is for Esc.
1.75u R3 Green is Enter. Edit: there is one in base indeed.
1.50 R4 Yellow is Shift.
All the colored 1u R4 mods are for symmetry on Preonic or any similar layout.

I could add some spacebars in it, but I still think most of the keycaps migth be needed for some layouts.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: harlekein on Fri, 15 January 2021, 04:11:42
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the Nomad kit can be greatly reduced in size:

(Attachment Link)

All of these are already included in base kit and are redundant for 40% layouts.

Unless the goal is to add a Nomad kit to a Rainbow kit and cover 40s that way. However, it would then require three or four more R4 1.25u keys and you can drop all the 1u keys.

Base kit contains 4x 1u R4 mods keycaps. I wanted to offer 2x more for arrows + lower/raise.
1u R3 green dot is intended to be Caps Lock/Enter (base kit is offering the other).
1u R2 mod is for symmetry.
1u R2 orange is for Esc.
1.75u R3 Green is Enter.
1.50 R4 Yellow is Shift.
All the colored 1u R4 mods are for symmetry on Preonic or any similar layout.

I could add some spacebars in it, but I still think most of the keycaps migth be needed for some layouts.

First of all, thanks for replying to the feedback. I was worried it would be drowned in the enthousiastic responses. (I'm also excited about it, btw!)

I checked on the 40s Discord before posting this. I don't think people are particularly worried about the symmetry. No one brought that up.

As for ortho users, I seriously doubt anyone with an ortho keyboard will be buying the base kit over the Rainbow kit, unless the cost is the equal.

Some 40s users will also try to get away with Rainbow + Nomad as long as R4 1.25u isn't used.

I understand your reasoning and appreciate your effort to accommodate symmetry and that is your vision for the set. But in reality I think that's not going to be the goal of those trying to cover their board without spending a whole lot of money.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 15 January 2021, 06:40:12
Obviously yes but please consider previous suggestions to replace the ISO enter with a line and not a dot.  Love it and will buy the lot.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: biip on Fri, 15 January 2021, 08:09:50
Nomad kit updated.

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_nomad-dark.jpg)

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_nomad-light.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: ChrisBeWithYou on Fri, 15 January 2021, 08:16:30
Nomad kit updated.

Show Image
(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_nomad-dark.jpg)


Show Image
(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_nomad-light.jpg)

Any chance of an ergo add on with just what I need to finish out an ergodox?

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Escabrera on Fri, 15 January 2021, 10:03:40
Nomad kit updated.

Show Image
(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_nomad-dark.jpg)


Show Image
(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-kits_nomad-light.jpg)


Thanks a ton for listening to the feedback. My only real qualms now are lack of bars in the nomad kit but this is a huge step up since the cost shouldn't be bloated. I think a 2.25u and a 2.75u should cover most boards
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: directheatedtriode on Fri, 15 January 2021, 10:12:28
All of the lights
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Brixzz on Fri, 15 January 2021, 18:36:15
Can't hold myself back from regularly checking this thread, really looking forward to the GB!
However, I would like to know your opinion on the ISO enter key, even if you don't plan on changing it.
I apologize if you were already in the process of responding, but reading the other replies it seems like I'm not the only one who would prefer a line on it.
I also like the idea of an upside down L which Jo_hannes mentioned.

Thanks a lot for your work!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: norb on Fri, 15 January 2021, 19:12:06
+1 for line instead of dot on iso enter!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Dave_Types on Fri, 15 January 2021, 19:16:29
This'll be my first GMK set, keen!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Dave_Types on Fri, 15 January 2021, 19:20:11
Wait, signature didn't update... need dots
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: botbox on Fri, 15 January 2021, 23:16:53
those ramas are clean
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sat, 16 January 2021, 00:05:46
A+ Ramas
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Hell-es on Sat, 16 January 2021, 01:51:51
Any discount on getting 6 rainbow kits  :cool:

Thanks on offering sth like this in r2  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: thebreadsaver on Sat, 16 January 2021, 04:11:04
after missing the first run...i'm keeping an eye on this release date. and those deskmat and artisan options, man
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: areyou01 on Sat, 16 January 2021, 09:15:15
ITS HAPPENING GUYS ITS HAPPENING, I SAVED UP MONEY JUST FOR THIS. *dies*
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: dak148 on Sat, 16 January 2021, 09:21:02
Does the Rainbow Rama change colors depending on the angle and light shining on it (metallic)? Can't really tell how it will look in real life from the render. If it does, that's awesome.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: xeon3175x on Sun, 17 January 2021, 14:40:57
Does the Rainbow Rama change colors depending on the angle and light shining on it (metallic)? Can't really tell how it will look in real life from the render. If it does, that's awesome.

Just google "rainbow pvd coating"
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: noobiekeymech on Sun, 17 January 2021, 16:50:27
Down for it, when is the expected GB?  Nice stuff.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: sejin.kim on Sun, 17 January 2021, 19:57:04
Yes! The keycap that brought me into the hobby... Please let me buy it  :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sun, 17 January 2021, 20:54:37
Does the Rainbow Rama change colors depending on the angle and light shining on it (metallic)? Can't really tell how it will look in real life from the render. If it does, that's awesome.

if the vaporwave rama is any indication, yes, the colors look different depending on direct or indirect lighting. Even if it's a little different, probably pretty cool.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: dak148 on Sun, 17 January 2021, 22:01:55
Does the Rainbow Rama change colors depending on the angle and light shining on it (metallic)? Can't really tell how it will look in real life from the render. If it does, that's awesome.

Just google "rainbow pvd coating"

Thanks, that answered my question. Def getting that rama.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: noobiekeymech on Mon, 18 January 2021, 01:33:21
Is there any actual indenture or indentation on the dots? 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: shooeylooey on Mon, 18 January 2021, 01:38:16
Yes please!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Mon, 18 January 2021, 02:15:03
Is there any actual indenture or indentation on the dots?

On the GMK caps, no. Theres homing caps as usual. On the Rama caps, yes.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: biip on Mon, 18 January 2021, 03:08:04
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/799270218202480692/799663861732081674/gmk_dots_2_dark_keyboard_ais65_ortho_top_vertical.jpg)

For those who were wondering how that'd look with that "inline" ISO dot.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: holer on Mon, 18 January 2021, 06:34:25
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/799270218202480692/799663861732081674/gmk_dots_2_dark_keyboard_ais65_ortho_top_vertical.jpg)


For those who were wondering how that'd look with that "inline" ISO dot.

Please and thank you.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: hottrout on Mon, 18 January 2021, 06:51:06
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/799270218202480692/799663861732081674/gmk_dots_2_dark_keyboard_ais65_ortho_top_vertical.jpg)


For those who were wondering how that'd look with that "inline" ISO dot.

Very nice.  It is all part of our evil plan to convert all ANSI users to ISO.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: NovaRMK on Mon, 18 January 2021, 14:11:14
Any idea as to how much the rainbow kits will cost?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: konfusd on Mon, 18 January 2021, 15:58:15
Sad that there's no ergo kit  :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: NoteMakoti on Mon, 18 January 2021, 19:38:22
Any chance well see a Colevrak kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: candravamsa on Tue, 19 January 2021, 05:38:02
+1 for an Ergodox kit for this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: juusu on Tue, 19 January 2021, 07:13:31
Looks to me like the base kit doesn't have enough 1u mod-colored keys to cover layouts with two left-side macro columns (think J-01, VE.A, Qefreny, Sinc ...). I'd hate to be forced to buy the huge rainbow addon kit just to get these couple of extra keys, might it be worth considering adding them to base or even nomad ?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: TalkingTree on Tue, 19 January 2021, 07:22:35
Any chance for a row 5?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: knam316 on Tue, 19 January 2021, 09:44:39
Oooo yes yes yes
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Tue, 19 January 2021, 12:44:39
I *LOVE* the rainbow add on kit. It's a great option, with a lot of macro pad potential if not used as alphas. A kit of monochrome modifiers to make the whole board monochrome might be cool too, but I get that there may not be enough interest.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Azekk on Tue, 19 January 2021, 14:11:22
I REALLY wish I had enough money to participate in the GB :(
I guess the real question for me now is, v3 when?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: trustworthy on Tue, 19 January 2021, 15:58:46
Every desk mat. My god.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: abbabon on Tue, 19 January 2021, 17:29:13
Maybe a nice chant will help raise awareness?
Er-go! Er-go! Er-go!
Come on! Our white Ergodox could use that light set!
Er-go! Er-go!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: MrFixIT12 on Tue, 19 January 2021, 17:42:50
Very nice, guess I'm grabbing both dark, light and each rainbow kit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: plomby on Wed, 20 January 2021, 02:06:43
I'm so thankful you made a second version of GMK Dots, I will probably get two just to stay on the safe side for future keyboards of mine.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Xonuss on Wed, 20 January 2021, 02:41:28
Can we please let this GB run into March, just a day or two? Makes it abit easier on the budget for February
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: nvh2092 on Wed, 20 January 2021, 02:50:42
Can we please let this GB run into March, just a day or two? Makes it abit easier on the budget for February
I think just let this gb run in march, since we have gmk agent 01, gmk iceberg, gmk birch, etc. in feb already and I want them all :0
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: hockysa on Wed, 20 January 2021, 04:12:06
oh whut, is there no ergo set this time??
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: harlekein on Wed, 20 January 2021, 04:13:31
Can we please let this GB run into March, just a day or two? Makes it abit easier on the budget for February
If you need the GB to extend because you're living paycheck to paycheck, I'm sorry to say it, but you really shouldn't be buying more GMK keycaps in the first place.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Xonuss on Wed, 20 January 2021, 04:30:05
Can we please let this GB run into March, just a day or two? Makes it abit easier on the budget for February
If you need the GB to extend because you're living paycheck to paycheck, I'm sorry to say it, but you really shouldn't be buying more GMK keycaps in the first place.
Thank for the advise, but it's alright, I have a pretty healthy economy and just like limit myself abit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: violeaf on Wed, 20 January 2021, 07:10:38
For those who were wondering how that'd look with that "inline" ISO dot.

Sorry for butchering it but ...

(https://i.imgur.com/XnDNitg.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: harlekein on Wed, 20 January 2021, 08:17:38
For those who were wondering how that'd look with that "inline" ISO dot.

Sorry for butchering it but ...

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/XnDNitg.jpg)


All this is just further evidence that the ISO enter is cursed.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Wintermute1974 on Wed, 20 January 2021, 11:51:26
You cannot imagine how happy I am to learn that the Dots are coming back for a 2nd production run!  My plan is to order the black set and the rainbow black set and a desk pad.

Q: Can Someone explain how it works with the proxies?  Does everyone pay NovelKeys but sets are distributed by a proxy located closer to you geographically?

Feature Request:
ISO Enter: Take a capital L. Rotate it 180 degrees. Put that on the ISO enter key. Let the freaky shaped key have two funky line segments.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Grindbox on Wed, 20 January 2021, 13:57:04
Maybe a nice chant will help raise awareness?
Er-go! Er-go! Er-go!
Come on! Our white Ergodox could use that light set!
Er-go! Er-go!
Unfortunately it seems like a common trend to forgo ergo kits in GMK R2.  If you see one, grab it 'cuz it's never coming back!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: bryannguyen99b on Wed, 20 January 2021, 14:08:06
Is there a render with the light base on the alphas and the dark base on the mods? Might have to go for both if it looks nice enough :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: i luv chuletas on Wed, 20 January 2021, 14:36:34
Man I'm all about that light base kit and the rama artisan.. love the kitting on this too, very smart.

Surprised to not see an ergo kit with this though
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: biip on Wed, 20 January 2021, 15:30:51
Can we please let this GB run into March, just a day or two? Makes it abit easier on the budget for February

GB is scheduled for February 5th.
We can't delay GB like that since vendors are planning them months ahead.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Prinkus on Wed, 20 January 2021, 15:37:35
Please run this at a high MOQ so that I can afford all of the sets lmao.  100% in and so excited this is running again as a hobbyist that wasn't here when this ran the first time!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: itsmartin on Wed, 20 January 2021, 18:42:53


Q: Can Someone explain how it works with the proxies?  Does everyone pay NovelKeys but sets are distributed by a proxy located closer to you geographically?


You pay your proxy and they handle the rest. If you buy from novelkeys theyll be the one to ship it to you, not your closest proxy.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Xonuss on Thu, 21 January 2021, 10:57:46
Can we please let this GB run into March, just a day or two? Makes it abit easier on the budget for February

GB is scheduled for February 5th.
We can't delay GB like that since vendors are planning them months ahead.
No problem! When will GB end?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: candravamsa on Thu, 21 January 2021, 11:00:56
Please excuse the language but:

**** the next 2 months just keeps getting more and more difficult!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Lord_Rabel on Thu, 21 January 2021, 13:20:17
Please excuse the language but:

**** the next 2 months just keeps getting more and more difficult!

Wait what am I missing?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Thu, 21 January 2021, 16:14:56
No problem! When will GB end?
Late Ferbuary or early March is a solid guess. Groupbuys for keycap sets usually last ~month.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: loop | esc lab on Thu, 21 January 2021, 21:43:24
I got some feedback for you biip

It's not delivered to my home yet. There's your feedback.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: napostrophe on Fri, 22 January 2021, 18:48:17
Is there any chance of a 1.25u space? Putting a normal key between two convex spaces (as with the 2.25/1.25/2.75 layout that some boards use) looks really weird and a 1.25u key is only thing missing from the spacebar kit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Fri, 22 January 2021, 18:52:41
Is there any chance of a 1.25u space? Putting a normal key between two convex spaces (as with the 2.25/1.25/2.75 layout that some boards use) looks really weird and a 1.25u key is only thing missing from the spacebar kit

one of the VE.A clone layouts I used to use had it too. Youre probably outta luck here, but if you use the light dots, the ws1 (same white color) 1.25u spacebar is in the gmk minimal kit and someone would probably sell it to you.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: napostrophe on Fri, 22 January 2021, 20:16:49
Is there any chance of a 1.25u space? Putting a normal key between two convex spaces (as with the 2.25/1.25/2.75 layout that some boards use) looks really weird and a 1.25u key is only thing missing from the spacebar kit

one of the VE.A clone layouts I used to use had it too. Youre probably outta luck here, but if you use the light dots, the ws1 (same white color) 1.25u spacebar is in the gmk minimal kit and someone would probably sell it to you.

Oh yeah you're right. I do intend on getting the white kit, so since its just WS1 I should hopefully be able to find a 1.25u from someone else. It definitely would make my life easier if it was just part of the spacebar kit but thanks for telling me :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: hockysa on Mon, 25 January 2021, 07:11:04
Maybe a nice chant will help raise awareness?
Er-go! Er-go! Er-go!
Come on! Our white Ergodox could use that light set!
Er-go! Er-go!
Unfortunately it seems like a common trend to forgo ergo kits in GMK R2.  If you see one, grab it 'cuz it's never coming back!

sad days, no ergo love

couldn't we have an Ergo addon kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: BoofyMoon on Mon, 25 January 2021, 08:46:26
Also going to throw my hat into the ring and say that I'm disappointing not to see an ergo kit :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Dash on Mon, 25 January 2021, 10:27:43
Missed out on the last run, would have been interested in an ergodox set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: AhsokaTano9999 on Mon, 25 January 2021, 11:08:12
I think Biip has mentioned that due to all the sets that are already being offered and he's doing a high MOQ to try to keep prices down that the ergo set isn't happening.

Our best chance for Ergo compatibility I think is to get 2, 1.5U R1 keys added to the nomad set. then it would at least be possible with 2 base kits + a nomad kit to make a full ergo kit.

basically the same as MechMarket prices are for the set, plus you get a whole bunch of extra keys for as they get shiney
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Leo Yoco on Mon, 25 January 2021, 19:31:55
wow,simple shape but so beautiful!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: hockysa on Tue, 26 January 2021, 15:44:03
I think Biip has mentioned that due to all the sets that are already being offered and he's doing a high MOQ to try to keep prices down that the ergo set isn't happening.

Our best chance for Ergo compatibility I think is to get 2, 1.5U R1 keys added to the nomad set. then it would at least be possible with 2 base kits + a nomad kit to make a full ergo kit.

basically the same as MechMarket prices are for the set, plus you get a whole bunch of extra keys for as they get shiney

for the dots set how would an ergo kit increase the costs. we just need more 1.5u and 2u keys, they can be the same colour and shape as existing keys even with the mx and row shapes
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: sp.people on Tue, 26 January 2021, 18:26:57
..dots!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: nova779 on Wed, 27 January 2021, 06:43:06
Would also love an ergo kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: BoofyMoon on Wed, 27 January 2021, 07:43:40
Ergo crew RUNS this town!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Frayne on Thu, 28 January 2021, 18:52:52
(https://imgur.com/a/Rx0iFV8)
https://imgur.com/a/Rx0iFV8

Knowing myself it will be difficult to resist getting almost every kit, but the wallet woudn't be very happy.

Any chance to have renders with mixed Dark/Light kits?
Or Dark mods + Light Rainbow and Light mods + Dark Rainbow?

In my head it looks good, but seeing a render would be awesome, especially with the rainbow kits.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: CookieFlow on Thu, 28 January 2021, 20:44:14
Show Image
(https://imgur.com/a/Rx0iFV8)

https://imgur.com/a/Rx0iFV8

Knowing myself it will be difficult to resist getting almost every kit, but the wallet woudn't be very happy.

Any chance to have renders with mixed Dark/Light kits?
Or Dark mods + Light Rainbow and Light mods + Dark Rainbow?

In my head it looks good, but seeing a render would be awesome, especially with the rainbow kits.


Thank you, that was very helpful <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: juusu on Thu, 28 January 2021, 23:40:26
Looks to me like the base kit doesn't have enough 1u mod-colored keys to cover layouts with two left-side macro columns (think J-01, VE.A, Qefreny, Sinc ...). I'd hate to be forced to buy the huge rainbow addon kit just to get these couple of extra keys, might it be worth considering adding them to base or even nomad ?

Could this be addressed? From what I can tell all thats missing in base is two mod-colored 1u R3 keys. Could these be added? If not to base then at least to nomad kit, Id hate to be forced to buy the huge rainbow kit just for those two keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: diamondogs on Fri, 29 January 2021, 09:10:05
Yes! Been waiting for R2 :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: noobiekeymech on Fri, 29 January 2021, 23:15:15
Anybody have real pics of previous release or real life pics of caps and not renders?  I'm hoping the GMK quality is a little better?  It seems to me the print / mold on some these customs are a little below standard...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: itsmartin on Sat, 30 January 2021, 02:12:04
There are so many photos around from round 1, just take a quick search through Reddit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Wintermute1974 on Sat, 30 January 2021, 05:48:57
It seems to me the print / mold on some these customs are a little below standard...
These are double-shot keycaps.  I would be dumbstruck if GMK were unable to make dots and oblong legends anything less than perfectly.  Compared to the complexity of characters such as the semicolon, a big fat dot should be the easiest thing in the world.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: koe on Sun, 31 January 2021, 04:29:49
HYPE
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: riterdando on Sun, 31 January 2021, 04:44:50
Would also love to get an Ergo kit


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: Glenthorne on Sun, 31 January 2021, 08:21:37
I am still super excited for this to come out! I will order the whole set in both colors. I also really like the deskmats too, of which i like numbers 3 and 2 the most (in that order). Really looking forward to this GB!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: biip on Mon, 01 February 2021, 04:05:41
New renders added:

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_preonic-01.jpg)
Preonic

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_preonic-02.jpg)
Preonic

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_grid600-01.jpg)
Grid600

(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_grid600-02.jpg)
Grid600
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: hockysa on Mon, 01 February 2021, 17:11:00
Would also love to get an Ergo kit


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yes please ergo!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: koe on Wed, 03 February 2021, 05:25:36
New renders added:

Show Image
(http://media.biipmk.com/gmk_dots2/GMK_Dots-render_preonic-01.jpg)

Preonic

God, almost makes me want to buy an ortho board.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: tonyjones on Wed, 03 February 2021, 17:21:39
This is epic I'm buying 20 sets.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: scoopbb on Wed, 03 February 2021, 20:05:31
Would also love to get an Ergo kit


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yes please ergo!!

it wont happen. every request for ergo has been totally ignored. prolly not enough money in it to bother.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: biip on Thu, 04 February 2021, 02:53:40
Would also love to get an Ergo kit


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yes please ergo!!

it wont happen. every request for ergo has been totally ignored. prolly not enough money in it to bother.

Ergo kit struggled during R1 GB and now wed have to offer 2 since there are 2 color schemes.
And in the top of that, there are already 8 kits for this GB.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: AhsokaTano9999 on Thu, 04 February 2021, 07:41:14
Would also love to get an Ergo kit


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yes please ergo!!

Ergo kit struggled during R1 GB and now wed have to offer 2 since there are 2 color schemes.
And in the top of that, there are already 8 kits for this GB.

it wont happen. every request for ergo has been totally ignored. prolly not enough money in it to bother.

if only everyone who wanted ergo asked for 2, 1.5U R1 keys to the nomad kit, it woulda at least been possible to make an ergo kit 😥
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: HopfenHeiliger on Fri, 05 February 2021, 12:04:17
Would also love to get an Ergo kit


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yes please ergo!!

Ergo kit struggled during R1 GB and now wed have to offer 2 since there are 2 color schemes.
And in the top of that, there are already 8 kits for this GB.

it wont happen. every request for ergo has been totally ignored. prolly not enough money in it to bother.

if only everyone who wanted ergo asked for 2, 1.5U R1 keys to the nomad kit, it woulda at least been possible to make an ergo kit 😥

Im actually so sad right now. Just realized that no matter how may kits i buy i wont get 1.5U R1 keys. Still best keycaps out there, but man thats a bummer.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: silentHacker on Fri, 05 February 2021, 12:24:53
I like the keycaps, great work!

Given that this is the second run, shouldn't it be cheaper to produce the set? And does it really take one year?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: baccaan on Fri, 05 February 2021, 15:59:04
I like the keycaps, great work!

Given that this is the second run, shouldn't it be cheaper to produce the set? And does it really take one year?

A year+ is typically the ETA for GMK nowadays. Price is usually dictated by the MOQ.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: fastertypes69 on Fri, 05 February 2021, 16:12:58
very exciting!!! time to snatch this finally  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: silentHacker on Sat, 06 February 2021, 01:08:27
MOQ = minimum ordering quantity?

What colour is the black? Is it a real black or more a gray?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: itsmartin on Sat, 06 February 2021, 01:19:54
MOQ = minimum ordering quantity?

What colour is the black? Is it a real black or more a gray?

Correct, MOQ is the minimum order quantity.

I actually think its more Blue/Midnight/Navy.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: hockysa on Sat, 06 February 2021, 03:14:58
Anyone know which supplier would be best to buy from posting to the UK?
Not sure what Im going to get hit with, with all the post Brexit malarkey.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: silentHacker on Sat, 06 February 2021, 04:29:34
prototypist.net

UK based I believe
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: noobiekeymech on Sat, 06 February 2021, 17:34:25
MOQ = minimum ordering quantity?

What colour is the black? Is it a real black or more a gray?

Correct, MOQ is the minimum order quantity.

I actually think its more Blue/Midnight/Navy.

Yeah, it's not black.  It's a darkish navy blue.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: silentHacker on Sun, 07 February 2021, 01:47:20
thanks. That is difficult to see on the renders.

What about the white? Is it a clean, bright white?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Mon, 08 February 2021, 07:05:24
thanks. That is difficult to see on the renders.

What about the white? Is it a clean, bright white?
It is WS1 as stated in OP.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dots 2
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 08 February 2021, 17:42:07
GB is live (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111031.0)