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Title: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Sat, 11 March 2017, 17:59:11
https://originative.co/products/gmk-solarized
Title: Re: Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Mon, 13 March 2017, 07:23:50
Count me in.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:09:30
Definitely count me in. I think the bottom row with all caps clashed with the rest, so maybe offering more upper case or maybe even just the bottom row lower case would be a grand idea.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:11:58
Definitely count me in. I think the bottom row with all caps clashed with the rest, so maybe offering more upper case or maybe even just the bottom row lower case would be a grand idea.

Should I throw a poll?

I think majority of people already messaged me asking for 'Control', 'Alt', etc. The other keys would be the actual Windows and Menu icons.

Moderators, I moved this topic from the vendor to the Interest Check because it seem like the topic was locked in my vendor area. Feel free to move it back if it's against the rules. Please unlock the topic if possible.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: zenless on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:14:17
Barred F and J! I'll keep an eye out on this just for those.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: CMYK on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:21:22
This is a bit of a reach, but is it possible to add solarized alphas (white colored) to the kit?
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:26:48
This is a bit of a reach, but is it possible to add solarized alphas (white colored) to the kit?

Giorgio has been pushing me to run an ALPHA only group buy. I think we can accommodate for solarized alphas, but it would be separate from the kit. We'll definitely do our best to color match it, but the colors might have to be adjust. I'm not sure if we can grab a custom color.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:30:14
Definitely count me in. I think the bottom row with all caps clashed with the rest, so maybe offering more upper case or maybe even just the bottom row lower case would be a grand idea.

Should I throw a poll?

I think majority of people already messaged me asking for 'Control', 'Alt', etc. The other keys would be the actual Windows and Menu icons.

Moderators, I moved this topic from the vendor to the Interest Check because it seem like the topic was locked in my vendor area. Feel free to move it back if it's against the rules. Please unlock the topic if possible.

I think that would be great. Not many keys as compared to making the whole set capitalized. Maybe even just the icons for Windows and Menu (to make this stand out as GMK even more so); are the capitalized letters in the kit now pad-printed or double-shot?

This is a bit of a reach, but is it possible to add solarized alphas (white colored) to the kit?

Giorgio has been pushing me to run an ALPHA only group buy. I think we can accommodate for solarized alphas, but it would be separate from the kit. We'll definitely do our best to color match it, but the colors might have to be adjust. I'm not sure if we can grab a custom color.

This would've been great to add, but maybe not as necessary as we can grab black-on-white alphas from other sets. However, if you choose to run this route, I'd suggest making the alphas lighter than just straight black. I don't own SA Penumbra, but it seems from sets I've seen online that the alpha legends were more gray than black.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:32:25
Definitely count me in. I think the bottom row with all caps clashed with the rest, so maybe offering more upper case or maybe even just the bottom row lower case would be a grand idea.

Should I throw a poll?

I think majority of people already messaged me asking for 'Control', 'Alt', etc. The other keys would be the actual Windows and Menu icons.

Moderators, I moved this topic from the vendor to the Interest Check because it seem like the topic was locked in my vendor area. Feel free to move it back if it's against the rules. Please unlock the topic if possible.

I think that would be great. Not many keys as compared to making the whole set capitalized. Maybe even just the icons for Windows and Menu (to make this stand out as GMK even more so); are the capitalized letters in the kit now pad-printed or double-shot?

This is a bit of a reach, but is it possible to add solarized alphas (white colored) to the kit?

Giorgio has been pushing me to run an ALPHA only group buy. I think we can accommodate for solarized alphas, but it would be separate from the kit. We'll definitely do our best to color match it, but the colors might have to be adjust. I'm not sure if we can grab a custom color.

This would've been great to add, but maybe not as necessary as we can grab black-on-white alphas from other sets. However, if you choose to run this route, I'd suggest making the alphas lighter than just straight black. I don't own SA Penumbra, but it seems from sets I've seen online that the alpha legends were more gray than black.

All keys are double-shot unless we state so.

As for the Alphas, I was thinking of going dark grey (can't go light grey here). It'll be N9 on a 3K or GR1.

Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:34:57
All keys are double-shot unless we state so.

As for the Alphas, I was thinking of going dark grey (can't go light grey here). It'll be N9 on a 3K or GR1.

Awesome! I like N9 on 3K.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: dgneo on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:37:25
I agree with everything Rom has said, and I'm in for whatever is decided on!
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: T0mb3ry on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:44:04
Definitely in!
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: MajorKoos on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:54:46
I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 13 March 2017, 15:07:34
I only had 1 request for the Blank 2.25u / 2.75u Shift. We don't need those. I think if we ran the following keys:

R1: Delete, End, Pg Dn
R2: Pg Up
R3: Pg Dn, Barred F&J
R4: End, 2.25u Shift, 6u Spacebar, 6.25u Blue Spacebar, 7u Blue Spacebar
R4: 6 Control (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 5 Alt (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 1.5u Alt Gr, 4 Windows (1u and 1.25u), and 1 Menu (1.25)

Total Keys: 28

Do you guys want the Blue Spacebars? We can bring down the costs if we omit them.

Without the mod-colored spacebar

R1: Delete, End, Pg Dn
R2: Pg Up
R3: Pg Dn, Barred F&J
R4: End, 2.25u Shift, 6u Spacebar
R4: 6 Control (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 5 Alt (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 1.5u Alt Gr, 4 Windows (1u and 1.25u), and 1 Menu (1.25)

Total Keys: 27
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Mon, 13 March 2017, 15:16:57
I personally won't use the blue space bars, so that's a no for me.
As for the Shift, I forgot about those. Those would be great for people who had FC660m/Clueboards, but since only one responded not sure how high the demand is. Still, I wouldn't mind paying for it depending on the cost; this way I'll have it if I ever decide to get an MX Clueboard.

Would the Windows and Menu be icons or text?
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: jal on Mon, 13 March 2017, 15:18:14
game.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 13 March 2017, 15:24:41
Without the mod-colored spacebar

R1: Delete, End, Pg Dn
R2: Pg Up
R3: Pg Dn, Barred F&J
R4: End, 2.25u Shift, 6u Spacebar
R4: 6 Control (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 5 Alt (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 1.5u Alt Gr, 4 Windows (1u and 1.25u), and 1 Menu (1.25)

Total Keys: 27

At 27 keys, I'd be comfortable at starting a group buy right now at $25 and taking a loss.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: cswanic on Mon, 13 March 2017, 15:50:19
Registering interest.  I need my fix :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: zenless on Mon, 13 March 2017, 15:53:59
I'd pick up the kit for sure. I imagine the two extra space bars would make the cost jump a bit.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: cynviloq on Mon, 13 March 2017, 16:01:27
Sorry if this is obvious, but is this for SA or GMK?

I ordered both, but wondering which set the Accent Kit is for.

edit: I see Romevi mentioned GMK but didn't see if sherryton said it anywhere.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Mr_BeastQuake on Mon, 13 March 2017, 16:15:42
I like this idea a lot. As to the spacebars, if I was to purchase, I wouldn't have too much interest.

On a side note though, it'd be cool if Originative kept stock on the spacebar colors up on the site but I'm not sure if those were just left over packs from previous buys or something.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 13 March 2017, 16:29:47
Sorry if this is obvious, but is this for SA or GMK?

I ordered both, but wondering which set the Accent Kit is for.

edit: I see Romevi mentioned GMK but didn't see if sherryton said it anywhere.

This is GMK for the newly welcomed set.

I like this idea a lot. As to the spacebars, if I was to purchase, I wouldn't have too much interest.

On a side note though, it'd be cool if Originative kept stock on the spacebar colors up on the site but I'm not sure if those were just left over packs from previous buys or something.

Which spacebars?

L9 and P3 is incoming.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: cynviloq on Mon, 13 March 2017, 16:43:29
Thanks - am in for the set as well
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: MajorKoos on Mon, 13 March 2017, 16:50:55
I'm specifically looking for R4 2u, 2.25u and 2.75u blanks/spacebars.

it would provide compatibility with the VE.A, Planck and LZ Ergo.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Mr_BeastQuake on Mon, 13 March 2017, 16:57:22

I like this idea a lot. As to the spacebars, if I was to purchase, I wouldn't have too much interest.

On a side note though, it'd be cool if Originative kept stock on the spacebar colors up on the site but I'm not sure if those were just left over packs from previous buys or something.

Which spacebars?

L9 and P3 is incoming.

The one that primarily comes to mind is TU2 since there are so many sets playing off of Cyan (just paid $16 for 2 spacebars on r/mm and saw someone asking for more recently I think). DY is probably in there but this is all subjective with only some basis in observations on r/mm.

Little derailment: I definitely get it's tough to keep stock of things like this (buy the wrong color and it never sells) but a few times I've found myself trying to piece together my own accent kit and Originative is currently one of the few places that offers single caps (I like them windowed escapes and blanks) or spacebars in ways that don't require purchasing an entire keyset. Something that I wouldn't mind seeing more fleshed out or at least not fade away.

Holla!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 13 March 2017, 17:04:07

I like this idea a lot. As to the spacebars, if I was to purchase, I wouldn't have too much interest.

On a side note though, it'd be cool if Originative kept stock on the spacebar colors up on the site but I'm not sure if those were just left over packs from previous buys or something.

Which spacebars?

L9 and P3 is incoming.

The one that primarily comes to mind is TU2 since there are so many sets playing off of Cyan (just paid $16 for 2 spacebars on r/mm and saw someone asking for more recently I think). DY is probably in there but this is all subjective with only some basis in observations on r/mm.

Little derailment: I definitely get it's tough to keep stock of things like this (buy the wrong color and it never sells) but a few times I've found myself trying to piece together my own accent kit and Originative is currently one of the few places that offers single caps (I like them windowed escapes and blanks) or spacebars in ways that don't require purchasing an entire keyset. Something that I wouldn't mind seeing more fleshed out or at least not fade away.

Holla!

We have the Purple Spacebars. Just put those back up. The TU2 should be incoming as well. Definitely let us know what you guys need. Not many people really ask us. We just get a lot of inquiry for things we already have like Sky Dolch Accent.
Title: Re: [IC] Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: stillzman on Mon, 13 March 2017, 19:40:08
Im good with all of that. Personally I would like a blue spacebar as well, but if it can't happen then oh well.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: ctzn_voyager on Mon, 13 March 2017, 21:01:59
In for whatever you decide.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: unoab on Mon, 13 March 2017, 21:54:26
We have the Purple Spacebars. Just put those back up. The TU2 should be incoming as well. Definitely let us know what you guys need. Not many people really ask us. We just get a lot of inquiry for things we already have like Sky Dolch Accent.

Well if thats the case, then a refill on the N9 spacebars would be nice.  I am guessing those go quicker since there have been so many runs of dolch along with the OG sets that need bars replaced on them (though a 7x 1.25u mods dolch conversion kit would be nice as well... hmm..).

As for the blue spacebars for this set, it would make more sense to serve them up as an a la carte item, as I don't know how many people like the chinstrap look.  Having them separate could get some statistics on the ratio of people preferring a look like that.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: rawrjau on Tue, 14 March 2017, 00:03:52
I'm definitely in! I'm a sucker for completeness and I've never tried scooped homing keys, so id want the barred f and j anyways.

Also would prefer icons and lowercase option
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 14 March 2017, 01:37:36
Oh man haven't even got my set yet and we adding to it!  Don't care about a blue spacebar but count me in on the rest!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Jumie on Tue, 14 March 2017, 02:39:05
When will you ship the base set and what is the timeline for the add on?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: dib_dubious on Tue, 14 March 2017, 07:03:07
Lowercase modifiers would be good. I'm in
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Cas on Tue, 14 March 2017, 07:26:03
Maybe in, any renders?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Mad_Maxx on Tue, 14 March 2017, 07:55:01
White alphas would be awesome. I've been waiting for a chance at this set since I started this hobby, but the yellow alphas are a complete deal breaker for me.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 14 March 2017, 14:28:40
This will be final:

R1: Delete, End, Pg Dn
R2: Pg Up
R3: Pg Dn, Barred F&J
R4: End, 2.25u Shift, 6u Spacebar
R4: 6 Control (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 5 Alt (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 1.5u Alt Gr, 4 Windows (1u and 1.25u), and 1 Menu (1.25)

~$25

The Alpha kit is looking to include approximately 60 total keys: both scooped and barred f/j, 6u, 6.25u, and 7u spacebar.

This set will most likely cost around $55.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Tue, 14 March 2017, 14:32:59
This will be final:

R1: Delete, End, Pg Dn
R2: Pg Up
R3: Pg Dn, Barred F&J
R4: End, 2.25u Shift, 6u Spacebar
R4: 6 Control (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 5 Alt (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 1.5u Alt Gr, 4 Windows (1u and 1.25u), and 1 Menu (1.25)

~$25

The Alpha kit is looking to include approximately 60 total keys: both scooped and barred f/j, 6u, 6.25u, and 7u spacebar.

This set will most likely cost around $55.

In for both, Fam-uel L. Jackson.


Edit:
Maybe for the solarized alphas. Gotta figure out my budget after Muted, but def for the first child kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: dgneo on Tue, 14 March 2017, 14:34:44
This will be final:

R1: Delete, End, Pg Dn
R2: Pg Up
R3: Pg Dn, Barred F&J
R4: End, 2.25u Shift, 6u Spacebar
R4: 6 Control (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 5 Alt (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 1.5u Alt Gr, 4 Windows (1u and 1.25u), and 1 Menu (1.25)

~$25

The Alpha kit is looking to include approximately 60 total keys: both scooped and barred f/j, 6u, 6.25u, and 7u spacebar.

This set will most likely cost around $55.

Same, definitely in for both
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: KlarKuo on Tue, 14 March 2017, 14:38:19
In for both mods and Solarized Alphas, methinks
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 14 March 2017, 14:40:25
I'll be in for both.  Prices are right

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: -musubi on Tue, 14 March 2017, 15:30:42
I could be in for both, would they be shipped in mini trays?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: cong314159 on Tue, 14 March 2017, 15:33:40
Definitely need this set. I use a FC980M, Delete Insert PgUp PgDn are all in R1.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 14 March 2017, 15:47:55
I could be in for both, would they be shipped in mini trays?

I'll try to get that sorted, but that will be most likely the case. I'm working on the renders.
Title: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Atredl on Tue, 14 March 2017, 16:35:20
This will be final:

R1: Delete, End, Pg Dn
R2: Pg Up
R3: Pg Dn, Barred F&J
R4: End, 2.25u Shift, 6u Spacebar
R4: 6 Control (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 5 Alt (1u, 1.25u, and 1.5u), 1.5u Alt Gr, 4 Windows (1u and 1.25u), and 1 Menu (1.25)

~$25

The Alpha kit is looking to include approximately 60 total keys: both scooped and barred f/j, 6u, 6.25u, and 7u spacebar.

This set will most likely cost around $55.

Is there any way to fit in a 1.75u shift with text as well? Almost every other GMK set that primarily uses text modifiers includes the short right shift with text. It's going to look awfully unbalanced to have icon & text on the left shift but not the right. Especially since Fn is going to be textless. I can live with blank Fn but in combination with no shift text on the right side, it's going to look odd.

I'm honestly not very interested in the other keys since I'm fine with an all caps bottom row. I'll be the only mod without text (R3 Control FTW)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 14 March 2017, 16:45:41
So the colors I have came up with for Solarized Alpha is CP as base and 2B as the legend. Please let me know if anyone has a better accurate. I compared the colors side by side.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Tue, 14 March 2017, 16:49:37
So the colors I have came up with for Solarized Alpha is CP as base and 2B as the legend. Please let me know if anyone has a better accurate. I compared the colors side by side.

>2B

Si, por favor.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: ullr on Tue, 14 March 2017, 17:17:25
The things I would be looking for in an expansion kit are titlecase bottom mods (beginning with a capital letter, like most keys), icon mods, a R4 1u FN with a blue legend to go next to HHKB‐style shift (just like in the original Penumbra), Mod‐color zero keys for the keypad (just like in the original Penumbra), non‐homing ĎFí and ĎJí.

But also solarized (white) alphas!

EDIT: and the bottom mods with gray text instead of white text, please oh please.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Jumie on Wed, 15 March 2017, 09:27:47
Just start the gb so that we can have it sooner after we receive the base set :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Wed, 15 March 2017, 10:46:29
To clarify: If we don't PM you regarding our Penumbra order, it will ship on 03/17? Or do we have to contact you if we want it shipped 03/17?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Wed, 15 March 2017, 12:44:18
To clarify: If we don't PM you regarding our Penumbra order, it will ship on 03/17? Or do we have to contact you if we want it shipped 03/17?
I just used the site ticket system and got an instant response saying mine will ship at the earliest date.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: chuckdee on Wed, 15 March 2017, 13:02:10
I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Wed, 15 March 2017, 13:07:40
To clarify: If we don't PM you regarding our Penumbra order, it will ship on 03/17? Or do we have to contact you if we want it shipped 03/17?

Yeah, please pm me. I have to note it on each individual order to have it shipped 3/17.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Wed, 15 March 2017, 14:21:11
Oh snap just got a shipping confirmation for the set!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Wed, 15 March 2017, 14:21:30
Oh snap just got a shipping confirmation for the set!

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Same-uel L. Jackson.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: megaforce93 on Wed, 15 March 2017, 14:37:17
To clarify: If we don't PM you regarding our Penumbra order, it will ship on 03/17? Or do we have to contact you if we want it shipped 03/17?

Yeah, please pm me. I have to note it on each individual order to have it shipped 3/17.

 
Does this mean it'll be back "in stock" on 3/17?

Back in stock, bless up.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Mad_Maxx on Wed, 15 March 2017, 16:48:28
Had a mini panic attack when the set said out of stock on the site yesterday ::whew::
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Wed, 15 March 2017, 16:55:02
Man 3 days from order to ship on a new gmk set.  What a time to be alive.  The people *****ing about the structure  must not know how good if feels.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Wed, 15 March 2017, 19:12:01
Many of you asked about the spacebars! https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=88257.msg2383197#msg2383197

I'm still working on the final details and touches for the Accent Kits and Solarized Alphas. I'll get back to you guys on all the information. I want to have these sets as low as possible.

I forgot to add that the solarized alphas will also include 0-9 numberpad keys (and everything else needed for it).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: cynviloq on Wed, 15 March 2017, 19:33:32
Many of you asked about the spacebars! https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=88257.msg2383197#msg2383197

I'm still working on the final details and touches for the Accent Kits and Solarized Alphas. I'll get back to you guys on all the information. I want to have these sets as low as possible.

I forgot to add that the solarized alphas will also include 0-9 numberpad keys (and everything else needed for it).

Does it work best to make separate orders for ones that will arrive 4/21 versus in stock now? Or if I lump them all, they will all ship at 4/21?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Wed, 15 March 2017, 20:06:11
Many of you asked about the spacebars! https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=88257.msg2383197#msg2383197

I'm still working on the final details and touches for the Accent Kits and Solarized Alphas. I'll get back to you guys on all the information. I want to have these sets as low as possible.

I forgot to add that the solarized alphas will also include 0-9 numberpad keys (and everything else needed for it).

Does it work best to make separate orders for ones that will arrive 4/21 versus in stock now? Or if I lump them all, they will all ship at 4/21?

If you add all of them, they will be shipped when the latest product arrives. You'll have to order them separately!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: cswanic on Wed, 15 March 2017, 22:15:51
You are awesome sherry. Thanks for putting in all the work.

And thank you to everyone here on geekhack. Instead of polarizing like they did on you know where, everybody here is being supportive of Orig Co and Sherry and helping to make GMK Penumbra a even better set.

Yeah this could have been discussed in a IC, but Sherry and the gang went out and made this set possible all on their own out of pocket and it's available today and ready to ship.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 16 March 2017, 00:02:56
You are awesome sherry. Thanks for putting in all the work.

And thank you to everyone here on geekhack. Instead of polarizing like they did on you know where, everybody here is being supportive of Orig Co and Sherry and helping to make GMK Penumbra a even better set.

Yeah this could have been discussed in a IC, but Sherry and the gang went out and made this set possible all on their own out of pocket and it's available today and ready to ship.
Feels good cswanic.... real good

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: bthezebra on Thu, 16 March 2017, 10:21:00
You are awesome sherry. Thanks for putting in all the work.

And thank you to everyone here on geekhack. Instead of polarizing like they did on you know where, everybody here is being supportive of Orig Co and Sherry and helping to make GMK Penumbra a even better set.

Yeah this could have been discussed in a IC, but Sherry and the gang went out and made this set possible all on their own out of pocket and it's available today and ready to ship.
Feels good cswanic.... real good

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I agree wholeheartedly with Tally, I had been dreaming of this set in thr GMK profile since seeing in SA. The fact that we have a month turnaround and that we get community involvement on the child kits is definitely appreciated!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: zenless on Thu, 16 March 2017, 10:54:34
Every time there's an update I'm crossing my fingers for renders and/or link to order. This quick turn around time will spoil me.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: adamcobabe on Thu, 16 March 2017, 22:35:44
I'm interested to see what happens here, but it feels a little bit like the plan is, "just to redo nearly the entire set", alphas and all.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: eldonw on Fri, 17 March 2017, 00:42:18
I'm in for both!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: oatmicro on Fri, 17 March 2017, 07:04:45
I need my time to collect some money for Penumbra and coming up Alphas and modifiers.

I'm so broke but I won't give up to take them, hope they will not out of stock yet.



Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: stillzman on Fri, 17 March 2017, 08:57:55
Many of you asked about the spacebars! https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=88257.msg2383197#msg2383197

I'm still working on the final details and touches for the Accent Kits and Solarized Alphas. I'll get back to you guys on all the information. I want to have these sets as low as possible.

I forgot to add that the solarized alphas will also include 0-9 numberpad keys (and everything else needed for it).

Sorry for the dumb question but will that blue spacebar match penumbra? it seems to be a different shade.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Fri, 17 March 2017, 09:07:45
Many of you asked about the spacebars! https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=88257.msg2383197#msg2383197

I'm still working on the final details and touches for the Accent Kits and Solarized Alphas. I'll get back to you guys on all the information. I want to have these sets as low as possible.

I forgot to add that the solarized alphas will also include 0-9 numberpad keys (and everything else needed for it).

Sorry for the dumb question but will that blue spacebar match penumbra? it seems to be a different shade.

No, the colors for Penumbra are custom whereas the space bars seem to be standard GMK colors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: chaseyeh0721 on Fri, 17 March 2017, 13:21:37
Hi All,

I have Leopold FC980M and has ordered the GMK Penumbra. Cannot wait seeing the gorgeous keycaps.

My suggestion:

R1: Delete and Page Down.
R4: 1U Windows Key in purple, 1U Alt in yellow print, 1U Ctrl in pink print, 1.25U Fn in purple print.

Hahe~~~~

Please make it happened. Thank you.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: mindxthinker on Fri, 17 March 2017, 13:40:03
sherryton, count me in please~ :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: ullr on Fri, 17 March 2017, 15:48:18
Iím definitely in for any expansion kits whatsoever.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Fri, 17 March 2017, 15:51:13
I just got my set in and I must say: WOW. I will take a pic of it when I get it on my board tonight.

I became a little nervous when I saw more recent pics in that the mods looked more black than blue. Not so in person. This is another case of Triumph Adler where the colors are impossible to capture on camera (though I'm sure some people will get really close). And the colors on the mods pop really well. Some may not like them becasue they'll compare them to SA, but I yet haven't seen an SA set which translated as well to GMK (save for maybe HyperFuse).
My only remaining concern is that the capitalized bottom row clashes with the rest of the kit, but that seems to be a non-issue with this IC.

And I for one love the Caps Lock icon caps.  :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 17 March 2017, 16:29:52
Hi All,

I have Leopold FC980M and has ordered the GMK Penumbra. Cannot wait seeing the gorgeous keycaps.

My suggestion:

R1: Delete and Page Down.
R4: 1U Windows Key in purple, 1U Alt in yellow print, 1U Ctrl in pink print, 1.25U Fn in purple print.

Hahe~~~~

Please make it happened. Thank you.


Sadly, the additional kit will not have extra colors.  I tried to go for something more unique, but it seems like many people have a lot of distaste for the caps and colors.

The R1 Delete and Pg Dn is a sure thing. We are also adding an End key to R1.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: chuckdee on Fri, 17 March 2017, 16:37:25
Note: There's no where to leave additional notes on the order process.  Dropping you a PM for early ship with order#.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 17 March 2017, 16:39:56
Note: There's no where to leave additional notes on the order process.  Dropping you a PM for early ship with order#.

Feel free to pm/email me regarding this, and I can have that fixed for you.

For future reference, there's a Shopping Cart at the top right, and you can click on View Cart.

You can add notes in the Special Instructions like this, https://gyazo.com/8ac5ea800855eddeb356db753d5c0618
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Fri, 17 March 2017, 16:44:55
Package shows delivered and go outside to nothing :( .  At the post office now trying to find it

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: chuckdee on Fri, 17 March 2017, 16:45:31
Note: There's no where to leave additional notes on the order process.  Dropping you a PM for early ship with order#.

Feel free to pm/email me regarding this, and I can have that fixed for you.

For future reference, there's a Shopping Cart at the top right, and you can click on View Cart.

You can add notes in the Special Instructions like this, https://gyazo.com/8ac5ea800855eddeb356db753d5c0618



Oh cool... sorry for the brainfart; I just clicked check out on the little dropdown that pops up.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Atredl on Fri, 17 March 2017, 18:27:10
Some may not like them becasue they'll compare them to SA, but I yet haven't seen an SA set which translated as well to GMK (save for maybe HyperFuse).

Don't forget about Carbon! That was excellently converted to GMK.

Also, really glad to hear about the blue being visible. It wasn't so much worry for me just curiosity how the blue would come out.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: w0odyallen on Fri, 17 March 2017, 19:46:23
interesting in everything but spacebars, but would happily pick them up too if it was in a set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Unforgivable on Fri, 17 March 2017, 20:42:44
Yes please! Spacebars too, but whatever the crowd wants. (:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Fri, 17 March 2017, 23:18:31
Okay, so final thoughts on this set. Keep in mind I've never owned SA Penumbra and have never seen it in real life.

The main reason I fell in love with SA Penumbra years ago was the navy blue modifiers mixed with the colored legends. The warm colors of everything--from the Solarized alphas to the yellowed ones--screamed mock-vintage, and I was willing to forego the fact that it was SA. But SA profile also lent to its invitation with the large caps and exaggeratedly sized legends.

So with GMK, I don't think comparing them is fair. This is Penumbra in name, but the results are different. When I first pulled them out of the slip-case I thought it looked great. Then later this afternoon I had the chance to pull them out completely and found myself a little underwhelmed. The modifiers were not as blue as I had hoped, and they appeared more black. But I wound up placing them on my keyboard (titanium gray Jane) anyway, and now I really like the set again. I have them paired with Hydro novelties, so I think this will look really good with Solarized ones and now I'm on board for the add-ons.
Unfortunately, I still think the blue is darker than I was hoping for, but it's still pretty good. At some angles you can see the blue more, and the electric legends make them pop. Yes, I still have qualms with the capitalized bottom row, but that's what this IC is for.

Rather than comparing this blue to the SA version, I realize this is more of an inky dark blue than the sun-dyed blue of the SA iteration. But as moistgunando astutely discerned, the name "Penumbra" couldn't be more fitting here, then--"pen"+"umbra" (i.e., dark ink).
Interestingly, I turned over some of the modifier caps and could see some bleed of a lighter teal. I wonder if the color just got a bit darker the more saturated it became as it filled the keycap molds.

Definitely pleased with the set, and eager to get this IC turned into a GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: eldonw on Fri, 17 March 2017, 23:48:55
Okay, so final thoughts on this set. Keep in mind I've never owned SA Penumbra and have never seen it in real life.

The main reason I fell in love with SA Penumbra years ago was the navy blue modifiers mixed with the colored legends. The warm colors of everything--from the Solarized alphas to the yellowed ones--screamed mock-vintage, and I was willing to forego the fact that it was SA. But SA profile also lent to its invitation with the large caps and exaggeratedly sized legends.

So with GMK, I don't think comparing them is fair. This is Penumbra in name, but the results are different. When I first pulled them out of the slip-case I thought it looked great. Then later this afternoon I had the chance to pull them out completely and found myself a little underwhelmed. The modifiers were not as blue as I had hoped, and they appeared more black. But I wound up placing them on my keyboard (titanium gray Jane) anyway, and now I really like the set again. I have them paired with Hydro novelties, so I think this will look really good with Solarized ones and now I'm on board for the add-ons.
Unfortunately, I still think the blue is darker than I was hoping for, but it's still pretty good. At some angles you can see the blue more, and the electric legends make them pop. Yes, I still have qualms with the capitalized bottom row, but that's what this IC is for.

Rather than comparing this blue to the SA version, I realize this is more of an inky dark blue than the sun-dyed blue of the SA iteration. But as moistgunando astutely discerned, the name "Penumbra" couldn't be more fitting here, then--"pen"+"umbra" (i.e., dark ink).
Interestingly, I turned over some of the modifier caps and could see some bleed of a lighter teal. I wonder if the color just got a bit darker the more saturated it became as it filled the keycap molds.

Definitely pleased with the set, and eager to get this IC turned into a GB!
Any pictures?!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: RominRonin on Sat, 18 March 2017, 01:09:19
I'm interested to see what happens here, but it feels a little bit like the plan is, "just to redo nearly the entire set", alphas and all.

Can someone confirm what keys will be included please? If the set is refine then I am interested.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Brazzers on Sat, 18 March 2017, 03:33:41
Penumbra hasn't shipped yet, but we're already working on an accent kit.

The goal is to bring 1800, 75%, an extra 2.25u shift, and some other keys.

R1: Delete, End, Pg Dn
R2: Pg Up
R3: Pg Dn, Barred F&J
R4: End, 2.25u Shift, 6u Spacebar, 6.25u Blue Spacebar, 7u Blue Spacebar, Blank 2.25u and 2.75u Shift

There are 2 options for Modifiers:

1. Lowercase Ctrl & Alt and Icons for Windows & Menu
2. Capitalized Esc, Backspace, Caps Lock, 1.75u Control, and Shifts

There's also the possible option of... 'Why not both?'

We are aiming this pack anywhere from ~$25-30 right now.

The goal is to minimize the costs and provide a universal kit to accommodate for a layout everyone is most comfortable with!

Share your concerns!

Should you go the route of "1. Lowercase Ctrl & Alt and Icons for Windows & Menu"

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, do Control, not Ctrl. Ctrl is a nice and quick way to ruin a perfectly good set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Vloshko on Sat, 18 March 2017, 12:22:21
so down
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Sat, 18 March 2017, 14:32:17
Well got my misdelivered package.  Usps pulled up GPS where the package was scanned when dropped off and sure enough it was there.  If anyone has a package misdelivered be aware they can do this even though they don't want to.  Bring on the add on kit!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sethbc on Sat, 18 March 2017, 14:49:50
in
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: yonghf on Sat, 18 March 2017, 21:02:05
I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Sat, 18 March 2017, 21:38:50
Okay, so final thoughts on this set. Keep in mind I've never owned SA Penumbra and have never seen it in real life.

The main reason I fell in love with SA Penumbra years ago was the navy blue modifiers mixed with the colored legends. The warm colors of everything--from the Solarized alphas to the yellowed ones--screamed mock-vintage, and I was willing to forego the fact that it was SA. But SA profile also lent to its invitation with the large caps and exaggeratedly sized legends.

So with GMK, I don't think comparing them is fair. This is Penumbra in name, but the results are different. When I first pulled them out of the slip-case I thought it looked great. Then later this afternoon I had the chance to pull them out completely and found myself a little underwhelmed. The modifiers were not as blue as I had hoped, and they appeared more black. But I wound up placing them on my keyboard (titanium gray Jane) anyway, and now I really like the set again. I have them paired with Hydro novelties, so I think this will look really good with Solarized ones and now I'm on board for the add-ons.
Unfortunately, I still think the blue is darker than I was hoping for, but it's still pretty good. At some angles you can see the blue more, and the electric legends make them pop. Yes, I still have qualms with the capitalized bottom row, but that's what this IC is for.

Rather than comparing this blue to the SA version, I realize this is more of an inky dark blue than the sun-dyed blue of the SA iteration. But as moistgunando astutely discerned, the name "Penumbra" couldn't be more fitting here, then--"pen"+"umbra" (i.e., dark ink).
Interestingly, I turned over some of the modifier caps and could see some bleed of a lighter teal. I wonder if the color just got a bit darker the more saturated it became as it filled the keycap molds.

Definitely pleased with the set, and eager to get this IC turned into a GB!
Any pictures?!

Sweet potato.

(http://i.imgur.com/vV3SXcC.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Sat, 18 March 2017, 21:45:26
Okay, so final thoughts on this set. Keep in mind I've never owned SA Penumbra and have never seen it in real life.

The main reason I fell in love with SA Penumbra years ago was the navy blue modifiers mixed with the colored legends. The warm colors of everything--from the Solarized alphas to the yellowed ones--screamed mock-vintage, and I was willing to forego the fact that it was SA. But SA profile also lent to its invitation with the large caps and exaggeratedly sized legends.

So with GMK, I don't think comparing them is fair. This is Penumbra in name, but the results are different. When I first pulled them out of the slip-case I thought it looked great. Then later this afternoon I had the chance to pull them out completely and found myself a little underwhelmed. The modifiers were not as blue as I had hoped, and they appeared more black. But I wound up placing them on my keyboard (titanium gray Jane) anyway, and now I really like the set again. I have them paired with Hydro novelties, so I think this will look really good with Solarized ones and now I'm on board for the add-ons.
Unfortunately, I still think the blue is darker than I was hoping for, but it's still pretty good. At some angles you can see the blue more, and the electric legends make them pop. Yes, I still have qualms with the capitalized bottom row, but that's what this IC is for.

Rather than comparing this blue to the SA version, I realize this is more of an inky dark blue than the sun-dyed blue of the SA iteration. But as moistgunando astutely discerned, the name "Penumbra" couldn't be more fitting here, then--"pen"+"umbra" (i.e., dark ink).
Interestingly, I turned over some of the modifier caps and could see some bleed of a lighter teal. I wonder if the color just got a bit darker the more saturated it became as it filled the keycap molds.

Definitely pleased with the set, and eager to get this IC turned into a GB!
Any pictures?!

Sweet potato.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vV3SXcC.jpg)

Hell yea man I think it looks great.  I'm very pleased with my set after spending 2 days tracking it down. 

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: jjnist on Sun, 19 March 2017, 01:43:43
This is Penumbra in name, but the results are different. When I first pulled them out of the slip-case I thought it looked great. Then later this afternoon I had the chance to pull them out completely and found myself a little underwhelmed. The modifiers were not as blue as I had hoped, and they appeared more black. But I wound up placing them on my keyboard (titanium gray Jane) anyway, and now I really like the set again.

Definitely agree. Honestly I thought I would have a problem with the cream alphas (because I love the whites) but that ended up not being an issue. My biggest pet-peeve with the set is the mixed cap/lowercase font, symbols on Tab, caps lock, shift, enter and backspace and the spacing of lettering on modifiers. Even though the colors are a bit more vibrant than I expected, I'm ok with them.

If I were to change the set, I would center the words on modifiers (I don't like how Alt Super and Menu are left aligned) though I realize that Control is probably left aligned as well, it just happen to fill the whole keyspace. I would also get rid of all symbols on modifiers, the caps lock symbol kills me a bit. I would also center/capitalize all modifier keys.

I'm glad to see oco is running a group buy for new modifiers but that only makes this set more expensive:(. Oh well, guess I kind of have to get those now:)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Sun, 19 March 2017, 15:30:33
https://imgur.com/a/8yWDH Potato pics from my phone that won't get the color right.  I think the set looks pretty ****ing sharp on the tx-75.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: chuckdee on Sun, 19 March 2017, 16:07:49
https://imgur.com/a/8yWDH Potato pics from my phone that won't get the color right.  I think the set looks pretty ****ing sharp on the tx-75.

That first pic is pretty bomb!  That reflected light just makes it pop more to me.  Thanks for the pics!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: swimmingbird on Sun, 19 March 2017, 19:01:56
Please do lower case bottom row mods!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Sun, 19 March 2017, 19:20:50
https://imgur.com/a/8yWDH Potato pics from my phone that won't get the color right.  I think the set looks pretty ****ing sharp on the tx-75.

That first pic is pretty bomb!  That reflected light just makes it pop more to me.  Thanks for the pics!
Thanks man yea I think it looks pretty nice

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: majordookie on Sun, 19 March 2017, 21:54:47
Definitely interested, seeing as Penumbra accents many other keysets very well.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Jumie on Mon, 20 March 2017, 03:35:41
When can we see the mockup render?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: merintil on Mon, 20 March 2017, 08:37:42
I just bought my own set of GMK Penumbra, and to add my two cents to the accent kit, I would highly prefer some sort of uniformity in capitalized letters or uncapitalized letters in the accent kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 20 March 2017, 13:52:15
Here's a mock up by Zambumon, http://imgur.com/SKtLbF6

I'll have to fix the F & J as well.

The alphas will have a darker grey similar to the one on Penumbra right now. This highly resembles the Honeywell. Numberpad alpha will also be included.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: dgneo on Mon, 20 March 2017, 13:57:01
Here's a mock up by Zambumon, http://imgur.com/SKtLbF6

The alphas will have a darker grey similar to the one on Penumbra right now. This highly resembles the Honeywell. Numberpad alpha will also be included.



So does this mean no colored, lowercase mods?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 20 March 2017, 13:58:39
Here's a mock up by Zambumon, http://imgur.com/SKtLbF6

The alphas will have a darker grey similar to the one on Penumbra right now. This highly resembles the Honeywell. Numberpad alpha will also be included.



So does this mean no colored, lowercase mods?

Yeah, there'll be no colored lowercase mods as mentioned before. Many people weren't really fond of the new capitalized and colored bottom row, so I'll mostly stick to the classics in this run.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 20 March 2017, 13:59:44
Here's a mock up by Zambumon, http://imgur.com/SKtLbF6

The alphas will have a darker grey similar to the one on Penumbra right now. This highly resembles the Honeywell. Numberpad alpha will also be included.

Just got my set today, Sherryton- love it. Really looks good in person! Thanks for running the set ahead of the sale- as others have mentioned, it was fun to order last week, get it today.  :thumb:

In for the Accent Kit, of course... but just wondering, looks like we're losing some of the colorfulness on the bottom row modifier text. Is that unavoidable to keep cost reasonable? I think the colors are one of the charms to the set- give it a little funkyness that I like so I would be bummed to have to choose between colorful but all caps vs. better text uniformity but single color for all keys.

EDIT: too slow on the posting... asked and answered. However, it was just the capitalization that most seemed not to like, right? The colors are great IMO! I think that may make me less likely to buy the accent set and just live with the capitalized keys/ up my OCD medication (beer).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: dgneo on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:01:00
Here's a mock up by Zambumon, http://imgur.com/SKtLbF6

The alphas will have a darker grey similar to the one on Penumbra right now. This highly resembles the Honeywell. Numberpad alpha will also be included.



So does this mean no colored, lowercase mods?

Yeah, there'll be no colored lowercase mods as mentioned before. Many people weren't really fond of the new capitalized and colored bottom row, so I'll mostly stick to the classics in this run.

That's a shame, was looking forward to those the most, and honestly it's probably a deal breaker for me keeping this set.

FWIW, I think the issue is people weren't fond of the capitalized bottom row, not the colors. Without the colors, it's not even Penumbra imo.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:02:00
Here's a mock up by Zambumon, http://imgur.com/SKtLbF6

The alphas will have a darker grey similar to the one on Penumbra right now. This highly resembles the Honeywell. Numberpad alpha will also be included.



So does this mean no colored, lowercase mods?

Yeah, there'll be no colored lowercase mods as mentioned before. Many people weren't really fond of the new capitalized and colored bottom row, so I'll mostly stick to the classics in this run.

That's a shame, was looking forward to those the most, and honestly it's probably a deal breaker for me keeping this set.

FWIW, I think the issue is people weren't fond of the capitalized bottom row, not the colors. Without the colors, it's not even Penumbra imo.

I got a lot of messages saying otherwise. The original set didn't have colored bottom row so this definitely isn't original.

It was something new I was trying with the upcoming SA and this GMK set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:03:08
Here's a mock up by Zambumon, http://imgur.com/SKtLbF6

The alphas will have a darker grey similar to the one on Penumbra right now. This highly resembles the Honeywell. Numberpad alpha will also be included.



Dang you and your faster typing... but DITTO to everything... I'm a bit bummed about the render and would probably pass as-is. I love the colors, just don't like the upper case on current set.

So does this mean no colored, lowercase mods?

Yeah, there'll be no colored lowercase mods as mentioned before. Many people weren't really fond of the new capitalized and colored bottom row, so I'll mostly stick to the classics in this run.

That's a shame, was looking forward to those the most, and honestly it's probably a deal breaker for me keeping this set.

FWIW, I think the issue is people weren't fond of the capitalized bottom row, not the colors. Without the colors, it's not even Penumbra imo.

Dang you and your faster typing... but DITTO to everything. I love the colors, just don't like the capitalization. This is probably a pass on the Accent Kit without colorful bottom row...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: chuckdee on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:04:15
Here's a mock up by Zambumon, http://imgur.com/SKtLbF6

The alphas will have a darker grey similar to the one on Penumbra right now. This highly resembles the Honeywell. Numberpad alpha will also be included.



So does this mean no colored, lowercase mods?

Yeah, there'll be no colored lowercase mods as mentioned before. Many people weren't really fond of the new capitalized and colored bottom row, so I'll mostly stick to the classics in this run.

I really liked the colored mods - Just didn't like the fact that they were capitalized as they were jarring with the other ones being CamelCased.  I'd really like that fixed, i.e. CamelCased colored mods for the bottom row to go with the colored mods on the other row.  That said, I'm in either way- just have to go back to all white, I guess, which is a shame.

Maybe a real poll of the people who actually put their money where their mouth is and bought it?  Or just a reconsideration in a poll in this IC?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:04:29
Wow, that's so weird. I thought people were on board with the new colors. I didn't read the infamous Reddit thread; did people say it there?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:08:12
It seems like a majority of us (includes me of course) really like the new colored mods. Maybe we can take a vote? Or do you guys prefer both?

The new colored mods will definitely add a hefty additional.

We're looking at around $60-65 with both versions or around $30-35 for just the colored version.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:09:06
Take a vote. I'd rather the colored than white, but you said people like white more.
Also, make a thread on Reddit so they're aware. Not sure if they prefer white more.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Atredl on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:11:01
Wow, that's so weird. I thought people were on board with the new colors. I didn't read the infamous Reddit thread; did people say it there?

It must have been in PM's since I didn't see it in the reddit thread.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:11:10
Take a vote, please Sherry.

+1 for colored mods!!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:20:51
Wow, I'm really super glad that I took a chance with the colored mods with you guys...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:23:55
Wow, I'm really super glad that I took a chance with the colored mods with you guys...

Uh, yeah. The colored mods really make this set stellar.
I thought this whole time it was just the capitalized letters people had issue with.

Also, super glad you're going with the gray of the yellowed alphas. I love that color and glad it's going on the Solarized alphas.


(Only real grip I have is I personally think the mods are too dark to make out the blue, but that's just me.  :p )
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:26:59
Wow, I'm really super glad that I took a chance with the colored mods with you guys...

Uh, yeah. The colored mods really make this set stellar.
I thought this whole time it was just the capitalized letters people had issue with.

Also, super glad you're going with the gray of the yellowed alphas. I love that color and glad it's going on the Solarized alphas.




(Only real grip I have is I personally think the mods are too dark to make out the blue, but that's just me.  :p )

Totally agree! Colored mods make this set interesting... loses a lot of zip with white, IMO, though like everything, I'm sure plenty will prefer that way. I thought it was just the caps too- that's my only issue, though I would live with caps over giving up the colors.

ps- love Romevi's subliminal small text messages...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: chuckdee on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:27:45
I'd love the colored mods!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:27:51
Wow, I'm really super glad that I took a chance with the colored mods with you guys...

Uh, yeah. The colored mods really make this set stellar.
I thought this whole time it was just the capitalized letters people had issue with.

Also, super glad you're going with the gray of the yellowed alphas. I love that color and glad it's going on the Solarized alphas.


(Only real grip I have is I personally think the mods are too dark to make out the blue, but that's just me.  :p )

That's actually the color of Honeywell. Check out this thread. I was using this color for Penumbra, and I realized that Honeywell actually most resembles this color. I'm really glad we chosed it :)

I feel like we should go with a different white for solarized because it would just be a copy of Honeywell alphas. CP is the closest color to the solarized alpha though.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86286.msg2337033#msg2337033

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:29:08
Since it looks like we may go with colored mods (I'll still throw a poll), should we add red arrows? :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Atredl on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:29:39
My vote is for colored bottom row a since it brings in more colors from the solarized palette.

Just want to mention this again, is anyone else interested in a fixed 1.75u shift with icon and text? Current only includes icon. It's something that I really would like to see included as it will forever bother me if it's only icon.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:32:01
Since it looks like we may go with colored mods (I'll still throw a poll), should we add red arrows? :D

YES PLEASE!! That would look sweet.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: dgneo on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:33:18
Since it looks like we may go with colored mods (I'll still throw a poll), should we add red arrows? :D

Yes to colored mods, and yes to red arrows, that sounds sexy af!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:33:18
+1 for colored mods.  Also one of my keys on my set has a little problem.  I put in a ticket at originative over the weekend.  Love the set tho. https://imgur.com/a/37w5Y  look at the | \  key

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:35:16
Since it looks like we may go with colored mods (I'll still throw a poll), should we add red arrows? :D

Sure! The more, the merrier!

What about 3K for alphas?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:35:25
+1 for colored mods.  Also one of my keys on my set has a little problem.  I put in a ticket at originative over the weekend.  Love the set tho. https://imgur.com/a/37w5Y  look at the | \  key

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Thanks for pointing that out, Tally... same broken pipe on my set. I'll submit a support ticket too- or just want an email, Sherryton?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:38:09
Feel free to send an email to contact@originativeco.com with the bottom of the keycap!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Atredl on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:38:09
+1 for colored mods.  Also one of my keys on my set has a little problem.  I put in a ticket at originative over the weekend.  Love the set tho. https://imgur.com/a/37w5Y  look at the | \  key

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Thanks for pointing that out, Tally... same broken pipe on my set. I'll submit a support ticket too- or just want an email, Sherryton?

I'm pretty sure that's just how GMK makes their pipe symbol. That's how it is on all my GMK sets. Plus EPBT, also makes their cherry keys with that same broken pipe legend.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:39:07
+1 for colored mods.  Also one of my keys on my set has a little problem.  I put in a ticket at originative over the weekend.  Love the set tho. https://imgur.com/a/37w5Y  look at the | \  key

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Thanks for pointing that out, Tally... same broken pipe on my set. I'll submit a support ticket too- or just want an email, Sherryton?

I'm pretty sure that's just how GMK makes their pipe symbol. That's how it is on all my GMK sets. Plus EPBT, also makes their cherry keys with that same broken pipe legend.
Really?  I'll have to look at my other sets.  If this is the case I'll be surprised I haven't seen it yet lol

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: romevi on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:40:15
+1 for colored mods.  Also one of my keys on my set has a little problem.  I put in a ticket at originative over the weekend.  Love the set tho. https://imgur.com/a/37w5Y  look at the | \  key

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Thanks for pointing that out, Tally... same broken pipe on my set. I'll submit a support ticket too- or just want an email, Sherryton?

I'm pretty sure that's just how GMK makes their pipe symbol. That's how it is on all my GMK sets. Plus EPBT, also makes their cherry keys with that same broken pipe legend.

I was trying to figure out what was wrong with the cap.
Mine is like that too, but I'm fine with it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Atredl on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:42:51
It's possible other sets have it unbroken but all my sets look like the picture you posted. I have R1 Hyperfuse and TA.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: _BMW_M3_ on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:43:02
I like the lowercase ctrl, alt, super. I'd also prefer the caps lock to have either both the symbol and words or just "caps lock." The one single icon sticks out to me. Either all icons or all text makes the most sense to me. Consistency for the legends is key.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:45:26
+1 for colored mods.  Also one of my keys on my set has a little problem.  I put in a ticket at originative over the weekend.  Love the set tho. https://imgur.com/a/37w5Y  look at the | \  key

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Thanks for pointing that out, Tally... same broken pipe on my set. I'll submit a support ticket too- or just want an email, Sherryton?

I'm pretty sure that's just how GMK makes their pipe symbol. That's how it is on all my GMK sets. Plus EPBT, also makes their cherry keys with that same broken pipe legend.
Really?  I'll have to look at my other sets.  If this is the case I'll be surprised I haven't seen it yet lol

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Yeah, same.  :-[ It's interesting... looks like some yes/ some no. In Hydro the pipe on grey key is solid, the white pipe is broken. Meh, I think I'm probably ok with it too. If it hasn't bothered me yet...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: -musubi on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:45:32
I'm actually a fan of the white colored mods for the bottom row. I think in terms of capitalization the stock bottom row bugged me at first, but the more the think about it I guess I can just imagine the extra colors being purposely different to add a different "spin" to the entire composition (like how certain coding styles utilize all caps with certain words, etc.)

In the end of the day it's always convenient to have all the choices to make everyone happy but then again this will add a significant amount to the set.

If we are voting to have either only colored versus white text bottom row, I'd go with white. If enough people can pay up, both are okay as well.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: chuckdee on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:45:46
It's possible other sets have it unbroken but all my sets look like the picture you posted. I have R1 Hyperfuse and TA.

I wonder if it's a difference between the full-sized and the 1U.  The 1U on mine have it solid, but I remember seeing it broken on the standard sized - have to check when I get home.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:47:05
+1 for colored mods.  Also one of my keys on my set has a little problem.  I put in a ticket at originative over the weekend.  Love the set tho. https://imgur.com/a/37w5Y  look at the | \  key

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Thanks for pointing that out, Tally... same broken pipe on my set. I'll submit a support ticket too- or just want an email, Sherryton?

I'm pretty sure that's just how GMK makes their pipe symbol. That's how it is on all my GMK sets. Plus EPBT, also makes their cherry keys with that same broken pipe legend.

I was trying to figure out what was wrong with the cap.
Mine is like that too, but I'm fine with it.
Lol yea it's not major and if its normal I'm good

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: xondat on Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:55:18
Throwing my 2c here. Sticking to the OG set is the best route in my opinion, but adding compatibility always wins. The 1st mockup is what the complete set should be, and the 2nd mockup is what is missing.

(http://i.imgur.com/xw1T3E6.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/tXUN1rw.png)

Colored mods or not, it's true to what it should be imo. I get my set in a couple of days, and I'll make my decision on the mods then.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: Atredl on Mon, 20 March 2017, 15:03:41
Throwing my 2c here. Sticking to the OG set is the best route in my opinion, but adding compatibility always wins. The 1st mockup is what the complete set should be, and the 2nd mockup is what is missing.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xw1T3E6.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tXUN1rw.png)


Colored mods or not, it's true to what it should be imo. I get my set in a couple of days, and I'll make my decision on the mods then.

I'm curious, why is a second row1 tilde key needed? Isn't there one already included in the original set?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sethbc on Mon, 20 March 2017, 15:04:30
No colored mods is probably a deal-breaker for me on this one, the only thing I'd have changed was the all-caps.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: xondat on Mon, 20 March 2017, 15:06:14
Throwing my 2c here. Sticking to the OG set is the best route in my opinion, but adding compatibility always wins. The 1st mockup is what the complete set should be, and the 2nd mockup is what is missing.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xw1T3E6.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tXUN1rw.png)


Colored mods or not, it's true to what it should be imo. I get my set in a couple of days, and I'll make my decision on the mods then.

I'm curious, why is a second row1 tilde key needed? Isn't there one already included in the original set?

Because I made a mistake :))
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: beehatch on Mon, 20 March 2017, 15:52:28
COLORED MODS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 20 March 2017, 16:42:01
Form: https://goo.gl/forms/mbOa1HKw5EIVIX0K3

I'll add it to the OP!

I won't reveal the responses until the end so I'll know what people really want right now. I'll record it and people might want to tweak their answers after the responses are revealed.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit
Post by: chuckdee on Mon, 20 March 2017, 17:01:41
It's possible other sets have it unbroken but all my sets look like the picture you posted. I have R1 Hyperfuse and TA.

I wonder if it's a difference between the full-sized and the 1U.  The 1U on mine have it solid, but I remember seeing it broken on the standard sized - have to check when I get home.

Well that's interesting.  On Hyperfuse, my 1U mod has the split too, but the Carbon that I was using for reference at work doesn't.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 17:20:32
It's possible other sets have it unbroken but all my sets look like the picture you posted. I have R1 Hyperfuse and TA.

I wonder if it's a difference between the full-sized and the 1U.  The 1U on mine have it solid, but I remember seeing it broken on the standard sized - have to check when I get home.

Well that's interesting.  On Hyperfuse, my 1U mod has the split too, but the Carbon that I was using for reference at work doesn't.
Yep originative answered my ticket and this was intended.  Looking at a couple other sets this is also the case so all is good with me.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: chaseyeh0721 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 17:56:51
submitted the Accent Kit responses
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: megaforce93 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 19:28:31
Might be overkill and more $$$ for sure, but I'd put in the form to complete the icon mods like below to accompany the icon caps:

(http://i.imgur.com/QDEFuOt.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Mon, 20 March 2017, 19:29:58
Might be overkill and more $$$ for sure, but I'd put in the form to complete the icon mods like below to accompany the icon caps:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/QDEFuOt.png)


I'm 100% for icon-only mods, but for this set it'd be overkill and unnecessary.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: megaforce93 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 19:32:12
Might be overkill and more $$$ for sure, but I'd put in the form to complete the icon mods like below to accompany the icon caps:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/QDEFuOt.png)


I'm 100% for icon-only mods, but for this set it'd be overkill and unnecessary.

You're right, the lowred control, alt, OS, and arrows should suffice my needs.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 20 March 2017, 19:35:00
Might be overkill and more $$$ for sure, but I'd put in the form to complete the icon mods like below to accompany the icon caps:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/QDEFuOt.png)


I'm 100% for icon-only mods, but for this set it'd be overkill and unnecessary.

You're right, the lowred control, alt, OS, and arrows should suffice my needs.

For this set, you're trying to squeeze more text on the keycaps for the vibrance.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: DanB on Mon, 20 March 2017, 22:27:29
Sent you a PM, BTW
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Jumie on Tue, 21 March 2017, 05:54:41
Colored mods ftw.. btw I did send email to have my set shipped on 3/17 but it's still not moving.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: ullr on Tue, 21 March 2017, 06:54:11
Just going to voice my dissent and say that I much prefer gray mods... The colored mods aren't a good facsimile of Solarized colors, and they look jarring. I'd prefer to stick to the original.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: merintil on Tue, 21 March 2017, 07:25:17
I just sent in my response, and I want to add on to ullr's opinion that while I do prefer the grey mods, I also don't have a huge issue with the current colored mods for the keyset. On one hand, it is nice to differentiate GMK Penumbra with SA Penumbra; on the other hand, the colors seem a little too vibrant on the keys. However, because my order is on its way to me, I guess I shouldn't make a judgment call based off a few photos online.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Tue, 21 March 2017, 12:24:33
How's it looking so far?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 21 March 2017, 13:06:08
Here's the summary of the charts with 32 responses, https://gyazo.com/a0999ebb4246e4d98d4c8029d25cea9c
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Tue, 21 March 2017, 13:09:10
Aww, yuss.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 21 March 2017, 13:31:34
It looks like we may just bundle all the additional keys as a separate accent kit, #2.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: merintil on Tue, 21 March 2017, 15:06:37
At this point, are we looking at having the white alpha keys? Is it also safe to assume that the accent kit in the original post will be kit #1 and the additional keys as kit #2?

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 21 March 2017, 15:26:31
At this point, are we looking at having the white alpha keys? Is it also safe to assume that the accent kit in the original post will be kit #1 and the additional keys as kit #2?



White Alphas are coming for sure :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 21 March 2017, 15:42:54
At this point, are we looking at having the white alpha keys? Is it also safe to assume that the accent kit in the original post will be kit #1 and the additional keys as kit #2?



White Alphas are coming for sure :)
Hellz yea

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Karaso on Wed, 22 March 2017, 08:10:54
I love Penumbra!! Thanks~ I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: RominRonin on Wed, 22 March 2017, 14:35:08
Can somebody with the existing (GMK) Penumbra set please upload a gallery of the keys from a variety of angles under good lighting.

 ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Wed, 22 March 2017, 14:37:21
Can somebody with the existing (GMK) Penumbra set please upload a gallery of the keys from a variety of angles under good lighting.

 ;D

What are your main concerns?

Sherry's own pics show good examples of what they look like irl: https://www.originativeco.com/products/penumbra?variant=31879362064.
As well as dgneo's: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRvswyzlLvC/.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: RominRonin on Wed, 22 March 2017, 15:33:28
Can somebody with the existing (GMK) Penumbra set please upload a gallery of the keys from a variety of angles under good lighting.

 ;D

What are your main concerns?

Sherry's own pics show good examples of what they look like irl: https://www.originativeco.com/products/penumbra?variant=31879362064.
As well as dgneo's: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRvswyzlLvC/.

Thanks. I simply want to see what they look like in the wild.

The concerns I have about this thread in particular are what this set is supposed to be exactly. Because it seemed to start of as an accent kit for the Penumbra set, and seems to be turning into a full set with it's own kits.

Is there maybe a chance to just run a gb of the original set, so we can choose what alphas and mods we want?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Wed, 22 March 2017, 15:37:38
Can somebody with the existing (GMK) Penumbra set please upload a gallery of the keys from a variety of angles under good lighting.

 ;D

What are your main concerns?

Sherry's own pics show good examples of what they look like irl: https://www.originativeco.com/products/penumbra?variant=31879362064.
As well as dgneo's: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRvswyzlLvC/.

Thanks. I simply want to see what they look like in the wild.

The concerns I have about this thread in particular are what this set is supposed to be exactly. Because it seemed to start of as an accent kit for the Penumbra set, and seems to be turning into a full set with it's own kits.

Is there maybe a chance to just run a gb of the original set, so we can choose what alphas and mods we want?

I'm not sure if you're following correctly.

Sherry had GMK produce full sets of Penumbra, and they are readily available on his site (linked above). Rather than running a GB, sherry opted for paying up front for the full sets, and offering them for sale once he had them in stock.

What this is is an IC to add a handful of keys to make the existing GMK Penumbra set more compatible with other boards, as well as addressing the main concern people had with the set, which was the uppercase bottom row.
People also suggested doing a kit (still not sure if it's separate or all part of one massive child kit) of alternate alphas, which is what the original SA Penumbra has (a set of yellow alphas and a set of white alphas).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: RominRonin on Thu, 23 March 2017, 08:16:42
Ah! Last time I checked the oco page they were sold out.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Thu, 23 March 2017, 08:23:46
Ah! Last time I checked the oco page they were sold out.

They've been going in and out of stock this past week.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: chuckdee on Thu, 23 March 2017, 11:03:15
Ah! Last time I checked the oco page they were sold out.

They've been going in and out of stock this past week.

Yeah... seems that they put a limited number in stock, probably to make sure they don't say in stock when the stock dries up like has happened before and end up with orders for product they don't have.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Hexterdude on Thu, 23 March 2017, 11:28:41
any chance this kit will have the keys for the VE.A?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 23 March 2017, 11:48:25
can we add another R4 blank of each color? and R4 1u Fn key
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Thu, 23 March 2017, 11:51:08
In the poll link in the OP there's an option to suggest any additional keys you all want.  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 23 March 2017, 12:08:58
In the poll link in the OP there's an option to suggest any additional keys you all want.  ;)

right. modified my comments
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Thu, 23 March 2017, 14:13:42
I got the renders from GMK. I just need to pricing and other information, and we'd be able to proceed :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Thu, 23 March 2017, 14:17:30
I got the renders from GMK. I just need to pricing and other information, and we'd be able to proceed :)

:D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 23 March 2017, 14:23:45
I got the renders from GMK. I just need to pricing and other information, and we'd be able to proceed :)
  things seem to be moving right along.  Excited this will bring some versatility to our sets.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Thu, 23 March 2017, 20:43:30
Do you guys think we should just include the F & J Bars only on the solarized alphas?

http://imgur.com/akDT0jJ

It'll help lower the cost for the accent kits!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 23 March 2017, 20:47:58
Do you guys think we should just include the F & J Bars only on the solarized alphas?

http://imgur.com/akDT0jJ

It'll help lower the cost for the accent kits!
I'm good with just bars

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: chuckdee on Thu, 23 March 2017, 20:54:27
I'm good with that.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 23 March 2017, 23:15:52
scoops plz
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Atredl on Thu, 23 March 2017, 23:25:18
scoops plz

yes please
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Thu, 23 March 2017, 23:25:55
I prefer bars all the way, but I would think scoops are far more popular so I wouldn't mind paying extra to have both.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: xondat on Thu, 23 March 2017, 23:43:01
I feel like both are equally as popular, so why not both!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 24 March 2017, 01:32:19
both it is!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: uniqueskull on Fri, 24 March 2017, 02:15:15
both it is!

Yeah!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Fri, 24 March 2017, 08:23:52
both it is!

Yeah!!

:D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: lishi on Fri, 24 March 2017, 20:01:05
I forgot to mention it in the google form, but is there a chance we can get a solarized 1u |\ for row 1?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Tally810 on Fri, 24 March 2017, 20:25:01
both it is!
Even better!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: renzpwns on Sat, 25 March 2017, 04:38:55
Just ordered my Penumbra set!  :thumb:


I forgot to mention it in the google form, but is there a chance we can get a solarized 1u |\ for row 1?
Would also like to see this since I use a lot of split backspace layouts.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: brianjking on Sat, 25 March 2017, 12:36:47
I think having solarized alphas would be nice, but it's not like anyone would buy the overly yellow alphas to recoup some of the original price of the base set.  :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Sat, 25 March 2017, 12:38:37
I think having solarized alphas would be nice, but it's not like anyone would buy the overly yellow alphas to recoup some of the original price of the base set.  :(

Huh?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: brianjking on Sat, 25 March 2017, 13:01:04
I think having solarized alphas would be nice, but it's not like anyone would buy the overly yellow alphas to recoup some of the original price of the base set.  :(

Huh?

I'm saying if I buy the base set at $170 and then pay $55 for the white alphas I'd prefer to sell the yellow alphas, but given how most people feel about them I think I'd have a tough time selling.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Tally810 on Sat, 25 March 2017, 13:08:40
I think having solarized alphas would be nice, but it's not like anyone would buy the overly yellow alphas to recoup some of the original price of the base set.  :(

Huh?

I'm saying if I buy the base set at $170 and then pay $55 for the white alphas I'd prefer to sell the yellow alphas, but given how most people feel about them I think I'd have a tough time selling.
I like the original alphas and when I posted pics on reddit had a pretty good response to them.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: braidn on Sat, 25 March 2017, 14:06:54
And submitted! I took the solarized alphas to be the same color as the mods, plus white legends? Was that incorrect?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Atredl on Sat, 25 March 2017, 15:08:45
And submitted! I took the solarized alphas to be the same color as the mods, plus white legends? Was that incorrect?

This is a render for the solarized alphas that sherry posted earlier in this thread.

https://imgur.com/akDT0jJ
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Mon, 27 March 2017, 14:39:22
Let's get this show on the road!  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: chuckdee on Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:47:44
Let's get this show on the road!  :cool:

 :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Wed, 29 March 2017, 14:17:20
http://imgur.com/ao9ew01

The remaining thing to do:

1. Remove 2.75u Shift (not sure why it's there)
2. Add F & J Bar for Penumbra Alphas
3. Add 1u Fn

The Red Arrows and 6u Spacebar didn't make it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Wed, 29 March 2017, 14:35:22
http://imgur.com/ao9ew01

The remaining thing to do:

1. Remove 2.75u Shift (not sure why it's there)
2. Add F & J Bar for Penumbra Alphas

The Red Arrows and 6u Spacebar didn't make it.

Oh, no! The red arrows didn't make it?!  :'(
I've actually been looking at my keyboard with the white arrows and thinking how better it was going to look with them red.

Either way, excited to get the other caps and looking forward to them on my board.  :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: xondat on Wed, 29 March 2017, 14:43:26
http://imgur.com/ao9ew01

The remaining thing to do:

1. Remove 2.75u Shift (not sure why it's there)
2. Add F & J Bar for Penumbra Alphas
3. Add 1u Fn

The Red Arrows and 6u Spacebar didn't make it.

Perfection achieved. I prefer the white bottom row, text mods all around, and "Code" instead of the Windows key but this is as close as it'll get for me :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: chuckdee on Wed, 29 March 2017, 15:43:00
http://imgur.com/ao9ew01

The remaining thing to do:

1. Remove 2.75u Shift (not sure why it's there)
2. Add F & J Bar for Penumbra Alphas
3. Add 1u Fn

The Red Arrows and 6u Spacebar didn't make it.

Full Speed Ahead!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 29 March 2017, 16:09:16
http://imgur.com/ao9ew01

The remaining thing to do:

1. Remove 2.75u Shift (not sure why it's there)
2. Add F & J Bar for Penumbra Alphas

The Red Arrows and 6u Spacebar didn't make it.

Oh, no! The red arrows didn't make it?!  :'(
I've actually been looking at my keyboard with the white arrows and thinking how better it was going to look with them red.

Either way, excited to get the other caps and looking forward to them on my board.  :p

well, there's this -

https://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,cherrymxkeys&pid=cds_red_arrow
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Wed, 29 March 2017, 16:53:33
http://imgur.com/ao9ew01

The remaining thing to do:

1. Remove 2.75u Shift (not sure why it's there)
2. Add F & J Bar for Penumbra Alphas

The Red Arrows and 6u Spacebar didn't make it.

Oh, no! The red arrows didn't make it?!  :'(
I've actually been looking at my keyboard with the white arrows and thinking how better it was going to look with them red.

Either way, excited to get the other caps and looking forward to them on my board.  :p

well, there's this -

https://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,cherrymxkeys&pid=cds_red_arrow

Uh, no.

Penumbra mod colors and red arrows. Like the Esc in this set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: ullr on Wed, 29 March 2017, 20:40:04
Iím very disappointed that the gray mods didnít make it, it really would have saved this set for me. The yellow, pink, and purple donít even look similar to the corresponding tones in the Solarized palette ó they look like something youíd see in one of those half baked sets everybody forgets. And they definitely clash with the navy modifier color.

I hope one day someone can get CTRL+ALTís blessing for *yet another* expansion kit (that should have been unnecessary in the first place), because SCREAMING mods are equally unsatisfactory.

Iíll probably buy both regardless.  :))
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Atredl on Wed, 29 March 2017, 21:06:15
Iím very disappointed that the gray mods didnít make it, it really would have saved this set for me. The yellow, pink, and purple donít even look similar to the corresponding tones in the Solarized palette ó they look like something youíd see in one of those half baked sets everybody forgets. And they definitely clash with the navy modifier color.

I hope one day someone can get CTRL+ALTís blessing for *yet another* expansion kit (that should have been unnecessary in the first place), because SCREAMING mods are equally unsatisfactory.

Iíll probably buy both regardless.  :))

To each their own I guess but aside from the purple I think they look quite close to the solarized colorway. IMO they match quite well (again, except for purple).

Are you basing your opinions on the renders? Have your seen the actual caps?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: ullr on Wed, 29 March 2017, 21:53:14
My set has not arrived yet, so Iím just going from photographs and renders.

This is the first photo I found. Obviously lighting will vary, but it agrees with the impression I get from the renders and GMK samples of the colors. The blocks of color are averaged samples from the legends with the Solarized color in the middle; nothing rigorous, but it agrees with my first impression Ė that the legend colors were too light and pastel‐y in comparison to the Solarized palette.

(http://i.imgur.com/APXkEgv.jpg)

I mean, you have to work somewhat within GMKís limited color options, but gray mods would have turned out better IMHO.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Wed, 29 March 2017, 22:06:46
My set has not arrived yet, so Iím just going from photographs and renders.

This is the first photo I found. Obviously lighting will vary, but it agrees with the impression I get from the renders and GMK samples of the colors. The blocks of color are averaged samples from the legends with the Solarized color in the middle; nothing rigorous, but it agrees with my first impression Ė that the legend colors were too light and pastel‐y in comparison to the Solarized palette.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/APXkEgv.jpg)


I mean, you have to work somewhat within GMKís limited color options, but gray mods would have turned out better IMHO.

I would wait until the set arrived.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: ullr on Wed, 29 March 2017, 22:15:06
Realistically, the GMK colors that have been used in every set are not good approximations of Solarized colors. Iíve seen plenty of samples in person, if not in the custom color that has already been criticized for being too dissimilar from both Solarized and the SA set. I havenít seen a single photo that indicates that the colors come out differently in this set. Iíve used Solarized quite a bit in my text editor and terminal, and Iím just not seeing it.

Regardless, I never did like the whole every‐mod‐a‐different‐color thing. Too reminiscent of unicorn vomit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Tally810 on Wed, 29 March 2017, 22:30:19
Realistically, the GMK colors that have been used in every set are not good approximations of Solarized colors. Iíve seen plenty of samples in person, if not in the custom color that has already been criticized for being too dissimilar from both Solarized and the SA set. I havenít seen a single photo that indicates that the colors come out differently in this set. Iíve used Solarized quite a bit in my text editor and terminal, and Iím just not seeing it.

Regardless, I never did like the whole every‐mod‐a‐different‐color thing. Too reminiscent of unicorn vomit.
Call me simple minded but I have the set and it looks cool.  Not sure about all the technical aspects of the set but as it sits in front of me right now it is sexy as hell.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: chuckdee on Wed, 29 March 2017, 22:45:46
Realistically, the GMK colors that have been used in every set are not good approximations of Solarized colors. Iíve seen plenty of samples in person, if not in the custom color that has already been criticized for being too dissimilar from both Solarized and the SA set. I havenít seen a single photo that indicates that the colors come out differently in this set. Iíve used Solarized quite a bit in my text editor and terminal, and Iím just not seeing it.

Regardless, I never did like the whole every‐mod‐a‐different‐color thing. Too reminiscent of unicorn vomit.
Call me simple minded but I have the set and it looks cool.  Not sure about all the technical aspects of the set but as it sits in front of me right now it is sexy as hell.

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Same here.  I had my doubts, but in person it's a different story.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Tally810 on Wed, 29 March 2017, 22:47:29
Realistically, the GMK colors that have been used in every set are not good approximations of Solarized colors. Iíve seen plenty of samples in person, if not in the custom color that has already been criticized for being too dissimilar from both Solarized and the SA set. I havenít seen a single photo that indicates that the colors come out differently in this set. Iíve used Solarized quite a bit in my text editor and terminal, and Iím just not seeing it.

Regardless, I never did like the whole every‐mod‐a‐different‐color thing. Too reminiscent of unicorn vomit.
Call me simple minded but I have the set and it looks cool.  Not sure about all the technical aspects of the set but as it sits in front of me right now it is sexy as hell.

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Same here.  I had my doubts, but in person it's a different story.
Yep my criteria for a keyset is pretty simple.  Does it look cool?  If yes then I consider buying it.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: reececonrad on Fri, 31 March 2017, 08:38:46
Realistically, the GMK colors that have been used in every set are not good approximations of Solarized colors. Iíve seen plenty of samples in person, if not in the custom color that has already been criticized for being too dissimilar from both Solarized and the SA set. I havenít seen a single photo that indicates that the colors come out differently in this set. Iíve used Solarized quite a bit in my text editor and terminal, and Iím just not seeing it.

Regardless, I never did like the whole every‐mod‐a‐different‐color thing. Too reminiscent of unicorn vomit.
Call me simple minded but I have the set and it looks cool.  Not sure about all the technical aspects of the set but as it sits in front of me right now it is sexy as hell.

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Same here.  I had my doubts, but in person it's a different story.
Yep my criteria for a keyset is pretty simple.  Does it look cool?  If yes then I consider buying it.

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It's pretty sweet how polarizing this set has become.  I'm in agreement with you here, i think it's very cool.  I'm going forward with putting this in a 60% wooden case with a revC (green) GH60 board.  I'm having a polycarb clear plate cut for it so you can see the green peeking out.

And then.... I saw this yesterday:
t=922s

Skip if you will to the shots of the ship, but it's a cool video.

Holy ****, we should rename this set ICEBREAKER!  Green plates!  We all need green plates!  It' looks amazeballz!

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 31 March 2017, 13:41:51
http://imgur.com/xgdD3xm
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 31 March 2017, 14:06:09
http://imgur.com/xgdD3xm

when are the penumbra sets supposed to ship? and what is the eta on producing this add-on kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 31 March 2017, 14:12:27
http://imgur.com/xgdD3xm

when are the penumbra sets supposed to ship? and what is the eta on producing this add-on kit?

(http://i.imgur.com/xPIc8Nx.png)

literally one second of googling
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: ullr on Fri, 31 March 2017, 14:21:51
I thought the FN key would have a blue legend like the original? Guess I misread.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 31 March 2017, 14:23:55
ahh, thanks puddsy. can always count on your snarky informitism
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 31 March 2017, 14:28:10
ahh, thanks puddsy. can always count on your snarky informitism

's what i'm good at

im puttin that quote in my sig
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: romevi on Fri, 31 March 2017, 14:29:39
I thought the FN key would have a blue legend like the original? Guess I misread.

I thought that too.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 31 March 2017, 14:29:48
ahh, thanks puddsy. can always count on your snarky informitism

's what i'm good at

im puttin that quote in my sig

 :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 31 March 2017, 15:05:24
I thought the FN key would have a blue legend like the original? Guess I misread.

I thought that too.

Yeah, the Fn will be blue as I noted on the Google Form! I'll let GMK know. All I need is to gather the prices and I can proceed with it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: merintil on Sat, 01 April 2017, 11:04:20
Can't wait! I just put the main set on my newly assembled clueboard, and it looks really nice!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 04 April 2017, 13:17:17
I'm still awaiting the pricing!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: w0odyallen on Sat, 15 April 2017, 12:16:45
has the green ISO been delayed again? i haven't received a shipping notification.

EDIT: looks like the store page says 4/17
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Sat, 15 April 2017, 16:17:51
has the green ISO been delayed again? i haven't received a shipping notification.

EDIT: looks like the store page says 4/17

The company had let us know that it would come 4/10 to 4/14, but I believe it might be anywhere from 4/17 to 4/21 now.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 18 April 2017, 14:11:16
has the green ISO been delayed again? i haven't received a shipping notification.

EDIT: looks like the store page says 4/17

The company had let us know that it would come 4/10 to 4/14, but I believe it might be anywhere from 4/17 to 4/21 now.

thanks for the update, and i also saw the update here
http://www.kbdist.com/updates/2017/4/17/april-week-3-update

what is the new ETA for shipping? (i have more orders waiting on this)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 18 April 2017, 14:12:53
has the green ISO been delayed again? i haven't received a shipping notification.

EDIT: looks like the store page says 4/17

The company had let us know that it would come 4/10 to 4/14, but I believe it might be anywhere from 4/17 to 4/21 now.

thanks for the update, and i also saw the update here
http://www.kbdist.com/updates/2017/4/17/april-week-3-update

what is the new ETA for shipping? (i have more orders waiting on this)

There's an even newer update. I believe they had shipped it last night.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 18 April 2017, 15:43:47
Got my sky fugu shipping moving!  Also bought sky dolch yesterday to go with it.  Now for them Solarized alphas.  I'm ready

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: yonghf on Wed, 26 April 2017, 03:20:30
Any updates on the Green ISO Enter key? I've been waiting over a month now :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: xondat on Wed, 26 April 2017, 03:26:37
Any updates on the Green ISO Enter key? I've been waiting over a month now :(

He thinks they shipped with Honeywell, CMYW, CMYK and HF Accent, which they received yesterday.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 01 May 2017, 18:04:36
got my penumbra set today... reeeaaalllly need that 1800 support. any news on when this will progress to GB?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Perfex on Sat, 06 May 2017, 16:50:39
I think I came pretty close

Credit: unknown
(http://i.imgur.com/vDWtQCH.jpg)

GMK Penumbra & Carbon
(http://i.imgur.com/cmlKIV7.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Sat, 06 May 2017, 17:27:33
got my penumbra set today... reeeaaalllly need that 1800 support. any news on when this will progress to GB?

Will get going on this!
I think I came pretty close

Credit: unknown
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vDWtQCH.jpg)


GMK Penumbra & Carbon
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/cmlKIV7.jpg)


Is that Honeywell? What a lovely combo :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Perfex on Sat, 06 May 2017, 17:47:36
It's Carbon, although Honeywell might also go well... all I have seen are renders of GMK Honeywell.

Edit: http://i.imgur.com/6oBYUv9.jpg Looks as though it might just.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: swimmingbird on Sat, 06 May 2017, 19:08:28
I think I came pretty close

Credit: unknown
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vDWtQCH.jpg)


GMK Penumbra & Carbon
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/cmlKIV7.jpg)


dat arrow combo - awesome idea
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Liocer on Sun, 07 May 2017, 03:57:35
Would join for lowercase mods :)


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Poll is Live!)
Post by: chaseyeh0721 on Tue, 16 May 2017, 01:18:53
http://imgur.com/ao9ew01

The remaining thing to do:

1. Remove 2.75u Shift (not sure why it's there)
2. Add F & J Bar for Penumbra Alphas
3. Add 1u Fn

The Red Arrows and 6u Spacebar didn't make it.

Please add numpad 0 for solarized alpha :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Atredl on Tue, 16 May 2017, 01:32:38
http://imgur.com/ao9ew01

The remaining thing to do:

1. Remove 2.75u Shift (not sure why it's there)
2. Add F & J Bar for Penumbra Alphas
3. Add 1u Fn

The Red Arrows and 6u Spacebar didn't make it.

Please add numpad 0 for solarized alpha :D

That's a good eye. 1u numpad 0 is still missing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: rasmusx on Tue, 16 May 2017, 02:52:05
Any updates with this kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Brazzers on Tue, 16 May 2017, 17:24:01
For this it definitely needs a 1u |\ R1 key for HHKB support pls.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Atredl on Tue, 16 May 2017, 17:36:04
Shouldn't the solarized alphas kit include all the cream colored keys? International kit and "00" is also missing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Brazzers on Tue, 16 May 2017, 17:50:22
Also shouldn't the bottom row with like, normal legends be all white at least? I feel the white legends are a much safer bet than the bright and borderline obnoxious colours all over the bottom row like shown in the GMK render
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: romevi on Tue, 16 May 2017, 17:53:29
Also shouldn't the bottom row with like, normal legends be all white at least? I feel the white legends are a much safer bet than the bright and borderline obnoxious colours all over the bottom row like shown in the GMK render

There was a lot of commotion over that, but the final vote was to keep it with colors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Tue, 16 May 2017, 18:15:56
http://imgur.com/ao9ew01

Things to add alpha 1u \|

I haven't forgotten about this, but I have a lot going on.

SA sets just arrived, so we will be shipping that out the whole week, and I have to go to an expo the week after. The group buy will most likely be started 2nd week of June.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 16 May 2017, 18:51:31
guess this will sit on a shelf for a while, then... :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: xondat on Tue, 16 May 2017, 18:54:15
The group buy will most likely be started 2nd week of June.

Good news. I know its a stretch to answer, but what month would it ship from GMK? I've lost track of their timeline.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Brazzers on Wed, 17 May 2017, 03:33:22
The group buy will most likely be started 2nd week of June.

Good news. I know its a stretch to answer, but what month would it ship from GMK? I've lost track of their timeline.

GMK is pretty relibably with a 4 month lead time. If the GB was paid for on say, June 28th it'd probably get here end of Oct / early Nov
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: KlarKuo on Thu, 18 May 2017, 13:42:20
I don't have a board for Penumbra yet anywyas
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: ullr on Sun, 21 May 2017, 16:41:36
Would Ctrl+Alt be amenable to an expansion kit for the SA Penumbra group buy? Tentative kit:

(http://i.imgur.com/OojOb3L.png)

Itís missing fewer keys, but I know Iím not the only person (not even close) who would like Solarized alphas. If you made the fourth row R3 profile and included R3 shifts (1.25◊, 1.75◊, two 2.25◊, 2.75◊) for the second round it would be compatible with both rounds.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: -musubi on Mon, 22 May 2017, 14:56:22
So is the final verdict no lower case white text mods?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Mon, 22 May 2017, 15:00:11
So is the final verdict no lower case white text mods?

right, 'Control', 'Alt', etc.

I'm going to most likely remove the Alt Gr to lower the cost as much as possible.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Wicky on Thu, 25 May 2017, 00:25:09
Would Ctrl+Alt be amenable to an expansion kit for the SA Penumbra group buy? Tentative kit:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OojOb3L.png)


Itís missing fewer keys, but I know Iím not the only person (not even close) who would like Solarized alphas. If you made the fourth row R3 profile and included R3 shifts (1.25◊, 1.75◊, two 2.25◊, 2.75◊) for the second round it would be compatible with both rounds.

This would be amazing. I have penumbra SA on the way and I'm super bummed that there's no way to get solarized alphas.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: switchnollie on Thu, 25 May 2017, 00:33:21
This would be amazing. I have penumbra SA on the way and I'm super bummed that there's no way to get solarized alphas.

You could try Cherry Beige alphas :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 09 June 2017, 13:30:00
http://imgur.com/a/hcgYt

Any final thoughts?

150 MOQ
Pricing: $95

250 MOQ
Pricing: $90
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 09 June 2017, 13:38:14
windowed stepped caps lock would be realllly nice ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: smittysteve on Fri, 09 June 2017, 13:48:02
I've been using and really digging the stepped control you have in the current GMK Penumbra set- another in this kit would be nice... might be able to cobble two GMK Penumbra boards together...  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: xondat on Fri, 09 June 2017, 17:25:08
Looks good. If you're really, really wanting to go the whole mile - R4 1u Alt Gr?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: rempire on Fri, 09 June 2017, 17:36:06
Number row 1u |\ for the split backspace peeps?

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: xondat on Fri, 09 June 2017, 17:39:08
Number row 1u |\ for the split backspace peeps?

Oh **** I completely missed this as the yellow base is in the set, but we need the Solarized for perfection.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Atredl on Fri, 09 June 2017, 20:11:39
Yes, row 1 1u |\ please!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: poolside on Sat, 10 June 2017, 10:25:15
It looks like the solarized numpad area is also missing a 1u R4 Zero keycap to support 1800 boards.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Sat, 10 June 2017, 15:15:24
Can we get everyone to agree:

R1 1u \|
R4 1u Alt Gr
R4 1u 0
R3 Windowed Stepped Caps Lock
R3 Stepped Control

We are looking at an additional $7-8
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: smittysteve on Sat, 10 June 2017, 15:26:17
Woot! I'm in.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: rempire on Sat, 10 June 2017, 15:26:50
In

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: LightningXI on Sat, 10 June 2017, 15:30:09
Can we get everyone to agree:

R1 1u \| - Yes
R4 1u Alt Gr - No
R4 1u 0 - Yes
R3 Windowed Stepped Caps Lock - No
R3 Stepped Control - No

Personal suggestion: Barred Numpad 5

(Just an opinion, so please don't take it personally.)


Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Sat, 10 June 2017, 15:34:01
Can we get everyone to agree:

R1 1u \| - Yes
R4 1u Alt Gr - No
R4 1u 0 - Yes
R3 Windowed Stepped Caps Lock - No
R3 Stepped Control - No

Personal suggestion: Barred Numpad 5

(Just an opinion, so please don't take it personally.)




what a buzzkill. lol.

i'm down for all those keys, except i question if 'AltGr' can fit on a 1u key? i cant remember if i have seen that before... if it can be done, i'm for it
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: xondat on Sat, 10 June 2017, 15:38:59
Can we get everyone to agree:

R1 1u \|
R4 1u Alt Gr
R4 1u 0
R3 Windowed Stepped Caps Lock
R3 Stepped Control

We are looking at an additional $7-8

Down for all of them. If we're fixing the base kit, we should go all the way.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: LightningXI on Sat, 10 June 2017, 15:43:56
My main concerns were that, as roostrc0gburn pointed out, certain legends may not fit properly. Does Alt Gr fit in 1u, and does "Control" fit on a stepped key? It would likely be "Ctrl", right?

As for the Windowed Stepped Caps, I just realized that the original  GMK Penumbra set has a non-stepped windowed Caps Lock, so I guess we might as well add the stepped one as well. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Sat, 10 June 2017, 16:21:46
My main concerns were that, as roostrc0gburn pointed out, certain legends may not fit properly. Does Alt Gr fit in 1u, and does "Control" fit on a stepped key? It would likely be "Ctrl", right?

As for the Windowed Stepped Caps, I just realized that the original  GMK Penumbra set has a non-stepped windowed Caps Lock, so I guess we might as well add the stepped one as well. Sorry about that.

WOO1 for windowed keys
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 10 June 2017, 18:37:44
windowed caps lock only caps lock
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Atredl on Sat, 10 June 2017, 18:54:56
Can we get everyone to agree:

R1 1u \|
R4 1u Alt Gr
R4 1u 0
R3 Windowed Stepped Caps Lock
R3 Stepped Control

We are looking at an additional $7-8

Ye
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Sat, 10 June 2017, 19:16:56
My main concerns were that, as roostrc0gburn pointed out, certain legends may not fit properly. Does Alt Gr fit in 1u, and does "Control" fit on a stepped key? It would likely be "Ctrl", right?

As for the Windowed Stepped Caps, I just realized that the original  GMK Penumbra set has a non-stepped windowed Caps Lock, so I guess we might as well add the stepped one as well. Sorry about that.

R1 1u \|
R4 1u 0
R3 Windowed Stepped Caps Lock

I think I will just add these few keys.

I'll most likely start the group buy this upcoming week.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: chaseyeh0721 on Sun, 11 June 2017, 02:45:08
My main concerns were that, as roostrc0gburn pointed out, certain legends may not fit properly. Does Alt Gr fit in 1u, and does "Control" fit on a stepped key? It would likely be "Ctrl", right?

As for the Windowed Stepped Caps, I just realized that the original  GMK Penumbra set has a non-stepped windowed Caps Lock, so I guess we might as well add the stepped one as well. Sorry about that.

R1 1u \|
R4 1u 0
R3 Windowed Stepped Caps Lock

I think I will just add these few keys.

I'll most likely start the group buy this upcoming week.

It is great to add the 3 keys into this set. Will join the group buy for sure.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: chaseyeh0721 on Mon, 12 June 2017, 23:36:14
Hi Sheraton,

Should not we have the caps lock in legend instead of icon?

Thank you.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: eksuen on Tue, 20 June 2017, 12:18:17
Will the GB start before the end of the month?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Thu, 22 June 2017, 12:33:07
https://originative.co/products/gmk-solarized
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: romevi on Thu, 22 June 2017, 12:34:23
:D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: xantiema on Thu, 22 June 2017, 13:13:29
Will there be a EU proxy for this ?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: eksuen on Thu, 22 June 2017, 13:46:33
Can't seem to find a picture of BL4 anywhere. I wonder how this compares to GMK Solarized Dark's mods. Regardless, I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: braidn on Sun, 25 June 2017, 06:04:57
Wow! Super quick here with the GB window.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: oatmicro on Sun, 25 June 2017, 06:33:55
Oh, I thought Alpha and Modifier will be separate...

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: chuckdee on Sun, 25 June 2017, 10:09:19
Need a GB thread for this one.  I almost missed it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Troif on Mon, 26 June 2017, 16:31:10
Ok ok ok... I am in... again... ok ok... BUT BUT... Why the hell you get the Windows logo on it when the CODE text is so agnostic? I am a Mac and Linux nerd and I can't stand a Windows logo!!!  :-[
(to fix this... if I also join for GMK Solarized Dark, then the #00232c from that set is equal to the base color of this Accent kit on the mods (BL4)? this way I would have no windows logo and even I would be near to having 3 full usable keycap sets...)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: rawrjau on Mon, 26 June 2017, 16:47:43
Ahh I really don't want to alphas... Think it'd be possible to sell them off easily?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Giorgio on Tue, 27 June 2017, 09:16:55
Very interested in this :-)
Is it compatible with iso? Probably it misses one key on R3?
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85593.0

Probably many would prefer the 5 with bar to the 5 with nipple?

About the yellow keys, I welcome very much the F J with bars, but I wonder if there's some demand for a 5 with bars. Or for a 6u spacebar.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: eksuen on Tue, 27 June 2017, 12:55:29
Should make a GB thread as this is already up on the Oco site: https://originative.co/products/gmk-solarized

Ends on 6/30
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Atredl on Tue, 27 June 2017, 13:43:48
Really does need a GB thread since many people only check that sub forum.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: poolside on Sat, 01 July 2017, 04:18:22
http://imgur.com/a/hcgYt

Any final thoughts?

150 MOQ
Pricing: $95

250 MOQ
Pricing: $90

I am noticing too late that the 1.25u Fn R4 cap has had its legend color changed from white to blue. This might break the color balance of accented legends as the bottom row does not have any caps with blue legends.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Giorgio on Sat, 01 July 2017, 04:50:24
Where is Sherryton?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: chuckdee on Sat, 01 July 2017, 07:01:19
It is a long holiday weekend in the US.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Atredl on Thu, 20 July 2017, 21:25:59
Any news about this set? No word from on here for quite a while.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: sherryton on Thu, 20 July 2017, 22:53:56
Any news about this set? No word from on here for quite a while.

Hey Atredl,

We submitted this order to GMK approximately two weeks ago. It should be ready around late September to early August.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: chuckdee on Fri, 21 July 2017, 07:29:58
Any news about this set? No word from on here for quite a while.

Hey Atredl,

We submitted this order to GMK approximately two weeks ago. It should be ready around late September to early August.

August or October, i.e. late September to early October?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: jjnist on Sun, 23 July 2017, 14:17:15
Any news about this set? No word from on here for quite a while.

Hey Atredl,

We submitted this order to GMK approximately two weeks ago. It should be ready around late September to early August.

August or October, i.e. late September to early October?

Late September 2017 to early August 2018


Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Atredl on Sun, 24 September 2017, 22:37:00
Living in LA certainly has it's perks. Just got my Solarized/Fix kit today!  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: w0odyallen on Tue, 26 September 2017, 10:26:48
(https://i.imgur.com/R6F1soM.jpg)

Yeaaaa
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: romevi on Thu, 28 September 2017, 18:48:33
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/R6F1soM.jpg)


Yeaaaa

Okay, that's freaking beautiful.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Atredl on Thu, 28 September 2017, 23:33:47
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/R6F1soM.jpg)


Yeaaaa
The shade of dark purple that was used works a lot better with the windows logo compared to the thinner "SUPER".
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: reececonrad on Fri, 29 September 2017, 07:25:16
were these only available as a group buy?  Any chance of extras showing up on oco?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: reececonrad on Fri, 29 September 2017, 10:38:02
Well that's horse****.  I see now that the only way to get the addon is to buy the set again with the addon as well.  RIP

Quote
1. Penumbra Solarized Kit

The Penumbra Solarized Kit will have all shipped out today.
These will be now be available only with the Penumbra as a full kit.

want white alphas and a windows logo?  $279

So if guess you would have to sell your original set (probably ~$30 loss), and buy the full set plus solarized for $279.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Penumbra Accent Kit (Awaiting Pricing Tiers)
Post by: Atredl on Fri, 29 September 2017, 13:05:12
were these only available as a group buy?  Any chance of extras showing up on oco?
IMO it wasn't advertised very well. This thread wasn't even moved into the GB section back when it was open.