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Title: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: biip on Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:12:58
Group buy is live!

Proxies




(https://i.imgur.com/KqlSVrZ.png)

GMK Bentō, inspired by the Japanese culture, and the iconic/typical home-packed meal called 'Bento (弁当)'.
I thought that this 'object' would be interesting to work with since it has a relatively simple and geometrical design. That's also the spirit I wanted to have with the novelties, something clean and easily understandable but also stylized.

I wished to make something like that for a long time but I also wanted to keep it simple, that's why I will only offer a base kit which offers some novelties and spacebars kit!
However, I might consider a Kobe kit ;)

I discussed a bit with Rama and we'll also offer one (or 2) anodised aluminium keycap(s): renders coming soonô.
I will also try to offer a deskmat with the banner design.


Feel free to let me know what do you think in the comments :)

Thanks to Oblotzky and Janglad for the renders <3




Renders

U80-A by Rama Works

(https://i.imgur.com/aZcuHL7.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/dU41W35.png)

M60-A by Rama Works

(https://i.imgur.com/MwJtISD.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/e1aMfmh.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/RQwh21r.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/i7PGjao.png)

Kits

(https://i.imgur.com/WO49Y2m.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OIumyC9.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/TnJxT0u.jpg)

Initial mockup
More
(https://i.imgur.com/SIu5AS0.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/DMfBmcs.png)



Rama Keycaps (WIP)

Aluminium anodised (PMS 178 C) with white enamel fill keycap

(https://i.imgur.com/8cNdCyZ.jpg)

Hand mirror polished PVD Brass keycap

(https://i.imgur.com/SWnB5cr.jpg)



Group Buy info

When?
January 28th to February 28th.

How much?
There are others price drops depending on the next MOQs (250, then 500).
We will estimate the price soon.


Where?



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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: EnjoyMyInSec on Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:14:29
Itadakimasu ! Awsome set :3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: lordgiblite on Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:25:03
I really like this idea :) and as well いただきます!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Jkush463 on Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:33:42
daaang i dont really like sub legends but this is beautiful.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: taropaste on Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:35:35
This looks great! The novelties are so cute. I love it. Seems like you've been really busy lately with the keyset designs  :)). Good work  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:42:19
This looks great! The novelties are so cute. I love it. Seems like you've been really busy lately with the keyset designs  :)). Good work  :thumb:

Thanks! Well, since I have to wait for samples and stuff, I better make more design I guess :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Sadboiseason on Mon, 22 October 2018, 18:17:14
**** YES!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Zilleon on Mon, 22 October 2018, 18:23:30
It looks incredible!
Any chance we can get Colevrak kits?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: megaforce93 on Mon, 22 October 2018, 19:09:52
i love anime and anime accessories
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: AaronR on Mon, 22 October 2018, 19:34:14
Would like an icon kit

Please custom design Rama caps the x & o ones would be a let down on this set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Chimera on Mon, 22 October 2018, 20:13:54
I'm a fan of this

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Bastimret on Mon, 22 October 2018, 20:18:27
Lovely colors!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: digid3ar on Mon, 22 October 2018, 20:48:45
congratulations, this is a truly gorgeous set. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: xSovereign on Mon, 22 October 2018, 22:12:07
I would buy 3 sets of this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: thinkv on Mon, 22 October 2018, 22:37:09
This looks fantastic
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: catamscott on Mon, 22 October 2018, 22:47:04
looks really good! always a fan of your keyset designs
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: kaxdd on Mon, 22 October 2018, 22:54:13
Lovely! Count me in!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: flying1911 on Mon, 22 October 2018, 23:37:28
YES PLEASE!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Rubbermilitia on Tue, 23 October 2018, 00:15:29
This is gorgeous.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: BlackInk on Tue, 23 October 2018, 00:57:56
beautiful set :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 23 October 2018, 02:23:11
Thanks for these kind regards :)

Quote
Any chance we can get Colevrak kits?

I don't think so, sorry.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 23 October 2018, 03:26:27
This is @stunning@! Iím definitely up for this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 23 October 2018, 03:26:50
Update:
Reddit thread (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/9qmyfw/ic_gmk_bent%C5%8D/) and Google poll (https://goo.gl/forms/n3MXTf9H1zCJ2FST2) added
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 23 October 2018, 04:15:17
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 23 October 2018, 04:42:01
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean by a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

(https://i.imgur.com/UD1wpcv.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: rachel on Tue, 23 October 2018, 06:28:42
Iím feeling the Sakura vibes from the pink colour somehow. Interesting! Would buy it.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 23 October 2018, 06:39:37
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean about a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UD1wpcv.png)



Yeah, just a couple of keys, I think. Iím down for Kobe also.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 23 October 2018, 06:53:31
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean about a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UD1wpcv.png)

If by extending the base kit raises the price of the whole kit, then I would advise against it. The base kit already includes a set of novelties as of right now so I guess prices are pretty hefty already. An extra 40s/ergodox kit would make sense just for the minority few who ask for them.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 23 October 2018, 07:03:40
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean about a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UD1wpcv.png)

If by extending the base kit raises the price of the whole kit, then I would advise against it. The base kit already includes a set of novelties as of right now so I guess prices are pretty hefty already. An extra 40s/ergodox kit would make sense just for the minority few who ask for them.

Indeed. I think the price range should be similar to GMK Camping tho.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 23 October 2018, 07:48:36
Maybe instead of adding legends, either include a couple more of the 1u novelties or add some 1u blanks to the spacebar kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 23 October 2018, 07:53:15
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean about a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UD1wpcv.png)

If by extending the base kit raises the price of the whole kit, then I would advise against it. The base kit already includes a set of novelties as of right now so I guess prices are pretty hefty already. An extra 40s/ergodox kit would make sense just for the minority few who ask for them.

Indeed. I think the price range should be similar to GMK Camping tho.
That's completely fair for me  :)) I think the base kit looks really neat as of now. Provides pretty much full coverage for a wide range of layout unless I'm missing something. Very nice design  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 23 October 2018, 07:57:54
Maybe instead of adding legends, either include a couple more of the 1u novelties or add some 1u blanks to the spacebar kit.

The more I add, the more expensive the set will be :/

Quote
That's completely fair for me  :)) I think the base kit looks really neat as of now. Provides pretty much full coverage for a wide range of layout unless I'm missing something. Very nice design  :thumb:

Thanks :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: linkian209 on Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:03:59
I love the colors for this set! I would definitely be interested in this set! The novelties are great!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:14:17
Maybe instead of adding legends, either include a couple more of the 1u novelties or add some 1u blanks to the spacebar kit.

The more I add, the more expensive the set will be :/

Quote
That's completely fair for me  :)) I think the base kit looks really neat as of now. Provides pretty much full coverage for a wide range of layout unless I'm missing something. Very nice design  :thumb:

Thanks :)
No problem bud. Also the nishi legend is the catch. Removing it absolutely does not make any sense to me. Please keep it as is :p.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: darcmatter on Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:42:45
Some suggestions for your consideration. Possibly replace the legend on the enter key with "弁当",Bento in kanji.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:44:16
Some suggestions for your consideration. Possibly replace the legend on the enter key with "弁当",Bento in kanji.

Nice suggestion but that would require a new mold which will increase the price of the set sadly.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: longsock on Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:53:43
definitely joining this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Tue, 23 October 2018, 09:08:01
Some suggestions for your consideration. Possibly replace the legend on the enter key with "弁当",Bento in kanji.

Nice suggestion but that would require a new mold which will increase the price of the set sadly.

Wouldnít the artisan itís replacing already be requiring a new mold...?


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 23 October 2018, 09:13:59
Some suggestions for your consideration. Possibly replace the legend on the enter key with "弁当",Bento in kanji.

Nice suggestion but that would require a new mold which will increase the price of the set sadly.

Wouldnít the artisan itís replacing already be requiring a new mold...?

Isn't he talking about changing the legend on Return/ISO Enter keycaps?!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 23 October 2018, 10:18:51
Maybe instead of adding legends, either include a couple more of the 1u novelties or add some 1u blanks to the spacebar kit.

The more I add, the more expensive the set will be :/

Understandable. The quality you get from GMK for the money is definately a bargain compared to something like SP SA caps. When you look at such a well designed set like Bento, a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake. The novelties definately need to stay in the core kit to make sure they get produced. I'm no expert on what adding some blanks to the spacebar kit would do to the price, but I think it's worth it to see what the price increase would be. You'd only have to add 2 x 1u caps for each row. Usually base and spacebar kits will both hit MoQ, if the set is well received in IC. Ortho/Ergo kits will be a lot more difficult to hit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: darcmatter on Tue, 23 October 2018, 10:41:23
Some suggestions for your consideration. Possibly replace the legend on the enter key with "弁当",Bento in kanji.

Nice suggestion but that would require a new mold which will increase the price of the set sadly.

Wouldnít the artisan itís replacing already be requiring a new mold...?

Isn't he talking about changing the legend on Return/ISO Enter keycaps?!

Yea was talking bout changing the legends, oh wells.
But I love the colour combi and would definitely still jump in on this set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: monkt on Tue, 23 October 2018, 10:45:18
I agree that adding the kanji for Bento somewhere in the set would be a really nice addition, if possible.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Tue, 23 October 2018, 11:02:49
This would look real good on the sakura kyuu
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 23 October 2018, 11:21:44

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 23 October 2018, 11:22:19
Deleted. Double post.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Krelbit on Tue, 23 October 2018, 11:30:59
curse my abnormally sweaty, caustic, ABS melting hands

(https://i.imgur.com/SJSXvKK.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: chuckdee on Tue, 23 October 2018, 13:01:36
I'm in! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: swagcameleon on Tue, 23 October 2018, 13:31:28
I'm so hype about thoses
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 23 October 2018, 14:54:43

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: NAV on Tue, 23 October 2018, 15:34:37

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

Personally I'd rather not pay an extra $30 just because a small group of users using a niche layout want their keys accepted in a buy that's geared towards more standard keyboards.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 23 October 2018, 15:40:41

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

Personally I'd rather not pay an extra $30 just because a small group of users using a niche layout want their keys accepted in a buy that's geared towards more standard keyboards.

$30 was a hypothetical number. I just used that to help compare pricing to other profiles. Whether or not keys get added or taken away, wont sway me from supporting this keyset. Biip does amazing work and of course this is an IC.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: ns90 on Tue, 23 October 2018, 16:17:00
In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here.

Because a Full Size keyboard is (generally) a more standard and ubiquitous form factor than 40%, which is uncommon, and lacks a core standard.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 23 October 2018, 16:35:05
In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here.

Because a Full Size keyboard is (generally) a more standard and ubiquitous form factor than 40%, which is uncommon, and lacks a core standard.

I was originally referring to ortho, which is hardly niche in our niche hobby. Plus I run a full sized keyboard most of the time.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: forevermadrigal on Tue, 23 October 2018, 19:50:04
Ughhhh this is gorgeous. So many must buy sets :eek: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 23 October 2018, 21:33:37

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

Personally I'd rather not pay an extra $30 just because a small group of users using a niche layout want their keys accepted in a buy that's geared towards more standard keyboards.

^+1 This all the way.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 23 October 2018, 21:39:30
^+1 Definitely this all the way.  :-*
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 23 October 2018, 21:43:59

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

Because full size layout is a lot more widely used and considered standard layout more so than a 40%. Does it get old trashing on zambumon's and tomberry's thread and now biip's just so they feel the pressure that they have to bump the cost up to cover for your 40%? Are you gonna drag biip out over to Massdrop again and whine about it like what you did to Zambumon? And don't get triggered so easily dude. I'm just stating my opinion. You don't need to ask me what my problem was. Just calm the tits down yo ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 23 October 2018, 21:54:34

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

Because full size layout is a lot more widely used and considered standard layout more so than a 40%. Does it get old trashing on zambumon's and tomberry's thread and now biip's just so they feel the pressure that they have to bump the cost up to cover for your 40%? Are you gonna drag biip out over to Massdrop again and whine about it like what you did to Zambumon? And don't get triggered so easily dude. I'm just stating my opinion. You don't need to ask me what my problem was. Just calm the tits down yo ;)

Perfectly calm over here. I love what Biip creates. Youíre the one getting salty about it. You wanna call me the ďnĒ word again?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 23 October 2018, 22:01:15

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

Because full size layout is a lot more widely used and considered standard layout more so than a 40%. Does it get old trashing on zambumon's and tomberry's thread and now biip's just so they feel the pressure that they have to bump the cost up to cover for your 40%? Are you gonna drag biip out over to Massdrop again and whine about it like what you did to Zambumon? And don't get triggered so easily dude. I'm just stating my opinion. You don't need to ask me what my problem was. Just calm the tits down yo ;)

Perfectly calm over here. I love what Biip creates. Youíre the one getting salty about it. You wanna call me the ďnĒ word again?

You are drifting off track buddy. Please respect biip and keep your discussion related to the keyset on this thread. Just a friendly reminder. Sigh  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 23 October 2018, 22:06:17

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

Because full size layout is a lot more widely used and considered standard layout more so than a 40%. Does it get old trashing on zambumon's and tomberry's thread and now biip's just so they feel the pressure that they have to bump the cost up to cover for your 40%? Are you gonna drag biip out over to Massdrop again and whine about it like what you did to Zambumon? And don't get triggered so easily dude. I'm just stating my opinion. You don't need to ask me what my problem was. Just calm the tits down yo ;)

Perfectly calm over here. I love what Biip creates. Youíre the one getting salty about it. You wanna call me the ďnĒ word again?

You are drifting off track buddy. Please respect biip and keep your discussion related to the keyset on this thread. Just a friendly reminder. Sigh  ;D

Iím fine here ďbuddyĒ. As this is an IC and biip wanted feedback, I simply provided some. It was nice to get ganged up on because you donít agree with what I had to say. But thatís the way this community seems to be these days. With that said I continue to give biip my support and nothing I said was meant with any disrespect to biip. I canít wait to see how this set flourishes.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: bdkrzy on Tue, 23 October 2018, 22:11:25

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

Because full size layout is a lot more widely used and considered standard layout more so than a 40%. Does it get old trashing on zambumon's and tomberry's thread and now biip's just so they feel the pressure that they have to bump the cost up to cover for your 40%? Are you gonna drag biip out over to Massdrop again and whine about it like what you did to Zambumon? And don't get triggered so easily dude. I'm just stating my opinion. You don't need to ask me what my problem was. Just calm the tits down yo ;)

Perfectly calm over here. I love what Biip creates. Youíre the one getting salty about it. You wanna call me the ďnĒ word again?

You are drifting off track buddy. Please respect biip and keep your discussion related to the keyset on this thread. Just a friendly reminder. Sigh  ;D

Iím fine here ďbuddyĒ. As this is an IC and biip wanted feedback, I simply provided some. It was nice to get ganged up on because you donít agree with what I had to say. But thatís the way this community seems to be these days. With that said I continue to give biip my support and nothing I said was meant with any disrespect to biip. I canít wait to see how this set flourishes.
Glad everything finally makes sense to you so that you could see it that way.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Mcnos on Wed, 24 October 2018, 00:37:05
Whoa whoa, let's calm down guys.


Let's not turn this IC into a cluster**** of tasteless quotes.

On that note,

This would look real good on the sakura kyuu

I think that's what I'll plan on doing for my Rose Gold:Sakura Kyuu, but I don't wanna buy any more sets LOL.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Wed, 24 October 2018, 02:41:53
If you guys have differing opinions I invite you to discuss it by PMs. Thanks.
I totally get that you can have different points of view but please, stay calm!

That being said, I appreciate any feedback. And I thanks everyone for that :thumb:
Such kind regards over here, I appreciate :)

As I said, I wanted to make a simple kit which would only cover standard layouts (sorry to disappoint 40%, ergo and the others).
In the current state of things, the base kit is good enough (for most of the common layouts IMO), and indeed, making it more expensive for a minority won't be a smart move I think sadly. I could still consider an ergo/40 kit if there is enough interest tho.

I put the novelties in the base kit because that's what makes the set interesting IMO, and I don't want to take the risk of not reaching MOQ on a Novelties kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Audiobs on Wed, 24 October 2018, 15:17:16
If you guys have differing opinions I invite you to discuss it by PMs. Thanks.
I totally get that you can have different points of view but please, stay calm!

That being said, I appreciate any feedback. And I thanks everyone for that :thumb:
Such kind regards over here, I appreciate :)

As I said, I wanted to make a simple kit which would only cover standard layouts (sorry to disappoint 40%, ergo and the others).
In the current state of things, the base kit is good enough (for most of the common layouts IMO), and indeed, making it more expensive for a minority won't be a smart move I think sadly. I could still consider an ergo/40 kit if there is enough interest tho.

I put the novelties in the base kit because that's what makes the set interesting IMO, and I don't want to take the risk of not reaching MOQ on a Novelties kit.

Yea guys, fight when the actual pricing is out. :)

This set is gorgeous and suddenly I am not interested in other GMK GBs, so thank you!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Rubbermilitia on Wed, 24 October 2018, 15:51:47
I really want this but it doesn't match anything I own or anything I have coming- I feel like it would only really work on bluish-gray or white boards. Maybe silver.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: chuckdee on Wed, 24 October 2018, 16:04:08
If you guys have differing opinions I invite you to discuss it by PMs. Thanks.
I totally get that you can have different points of view but please, stay calm!

That being said, I appreciate any feedback. And I thanks everyone for that :thumb:
Such kind regards over here, I appreciate :)

As I said, I wanted to make a simple kit which would only cover standard layouts (sorry to disappoint 40%, ergo and the others).
In the current state of things, the base kit is good enough (for most of the common layouts IMO), and indeed, making it more expensive for a minority won't be a smart move I think sadly. I could still consider an ergo/40 kit if there is enough interest tho.

I put the novelties in the base kit because that's what makes the set interesting IMO, and I don't want to take the risk of not reaching MOQ on a Novelties kit.

Understandable.  I think what people don't get is the fact that when you choose a different layout, designers are under no constraints to support all of those layouts.  It's a chance that you take.  I'd love it if designers started to make numpads a separate set as I never use those.  But I understand that the vast majority of possible buyers are using full keyboards.  Including that might make it easy for some gateway buyers to get into the hobby.  The hobby is already niche, so a niche within a niche is going to have a rough time of it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Wed, 24 October 2018, 16:12:26
If you guys have differing opinions I invite you to discuss it by PMs. Thanks.
I totally get that you can have different points of view but please, stay calm!

That being said, I appreciate any feedback. And I thanks everyone for that :thumb:
Such kind regards over here, I appreciate :)

As I said, I wanted to make a simple kit which would only cover standard layouts (sorry to disappoint 40%, ergo and the others).
In the current state of things, the base kit is good enough (for most of the common layouts IMO), and indeed, making it more expensive for a minority won't be a smart move I think sadly. I could still consider an ergo/40 kit if there is enough interest tho.

I put the novelties in the base kit because that's what makes the set interesting IMO, and I don't want to take the risk of not reaching MOQ on a Novelties kit.

Understandable.  I think what people don't get is the fact that when you choose a different layout, designers are under no constraints to support all of those layouts.  It's a chance that you take.  I'd love it if designers started to make numpads a separate set as I never use those.  But I understand that the vast majority of possible buyers are using full keyboards.  Including that might make it easy for some gateway buyers to get into the hobby.  The hobby is already niche, so a niche within a niche is going to have a rough time of it.


Well said.  :thumb:  Unfortunately GMK sets are usually geared towards full sized boards. The smaller child kits always have a tough time hitting MoQ. With that said, I'm building my Espectro as I type this. I can wait to see Bento on it. For now, I have an unopened Laser set going on the board tonight.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Volsairine on Wed, 24 October 2018, 18:38:12
SO CUTEEE

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: kolyz on Wed, 24 October 2018, 22:11:29
I absolutely love this set. Really hoping that it reaches group buy stage!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: digid3ar on Thu, 25 October 2018, 00:50:55
dont limit yourself to a layout, let the keycaps guide you  ;) . i would build a 60% only for this set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biograf on Thu, 25 October 2018, 14:37:24
I would buy this in a second if it had enough to Cover a Planck - both grid and MIT layouts.

I know people using standard boards don't want it, but I think you should really consider ortho support.

Also, I would love the Kobe kit.
Title: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Thu, 25 October 2018, 16:53:34
Thisíll prolly look good on a Lake m60-a

too bad the koyu doesnít have that color option
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Thu, 25 October 2018, 16:56:24
Whatís the alpha color? How ďpure whiteĒ is it?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Thu, 25 October 2018, 18:19:28
Whatís the alpha color? How ďpure whiteĒ is it?

Cream. I'll probably go for the WS4 color (like Camping).
Title: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Fri, 26 October 2018, 01:29:53
Is there room to change the novelty keys? Iíve seen a lot of disapproval of a couple of them (and some great ideas for new ones).

tonightís top clack reinforced that as well
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: iammeuru on Fri, 26 October 2018, 02:37:10
daaang i dont really like sub legends but this is beautiful.
I couldn't agree more... I love these colors, but I refuse to buy any keycap set with sub legends... Needs a standard alphas set to get my buy. Sub legends should be their own sub-set IMO.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Fri, 26 October 2018, 02:41:35
Disagree, sublegends make this set. Adds something extra to an otherwise plain two color scheme. And it fits the theme :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Fri, 26 October 2018, 03:20:02
Is there room to change the novelty keys? Iíve seen a lot of disapproval of a couple of them (and some great ideas for new ones).

tonightís top clack reinforced that as well

Well, have to admit that the Return novelty is kinda busy, i will definitively rework it.
However, I did not receive may bad reviews about the novelties (with like more than 300 responses on the poll), so I'm actually a bit surprised.

On the other ones, I could try to actually make meals (like sashimis, makis, and stuff) but I really liked the fact of having something simple, abstract, and geometrical. I didn't want to fall into that clichť of making a bowl of rice, a sushi, a Japanese flag or whatever. I think that the novelties are currently matching to each other pretty well.

Let me know what do you think about em. I can totally rework the novelties!
I still have some leftovers novelties I didn't use for this set ;)


daaang i dont really like sub legends but this is beautiful.
I couldn't agree more... I love these colors, but I refuse to buy any keycap set with sub legends... Needs a standard alphas set to get my buy. Sub legends should be their own sub-set IMO.

If one set needs Hiraganas sub-legends, that's the one IMO
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Fri, 26 October 2018, 06:09:22
If one set needs Hiraganas sub-legends, that's the one IMO
Agree. I'm usually not a big fan of weeb legends, but lets be real, some sets do actually look better with it. It adds a level of originality to the set if the theme is right, and I think you just did a wonderful job in that department my friend. Would love to see you keeping it. The enter novelty looks fine to me, maybe a little bit clustered, but other than that I love the symbolic approach. Very very nice work overall!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: mrpetrov on Fri, 26 October 2018, 09:47:50
I think you've done a great job with the novelties, so I would completely defer to you and trust your aesthetic. If you have other ideas though, would love to see 'em!

What's with the up and down arrow keys being aligned at the top of the cap and left, rather than center (like all the other blue / red keycaps)?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Fri, 26 October 2018, 10:11:44
I think you've done a great job with the novelties, so I would completely defer to you and trust your aesthetic. If you have other ideas though, would love to see 'em!

What's with the up and down arrow keys being aligned at the top of the cap and left, rather than center (like all the other blue / red keycaps)?

If one set needs Hiraganas sub-legends, that's the one IMO
Agree. I'm usually not a big fan of weeb legends, but lets be real, some sets do actually look better with it. It adds a level of originality to the set if the theme is right, and I think you just did a wonderful job in that department my friend. Would love to see you keeping it. The enter novelty looks fine to me, maybe a little bit clustered, but other than that I love the symbolic approach. Very very nice work overall!  :thumb:

Thanks for these sweet words :)

I just asked, and apparently, Cherry modifiers legends are left-center aligned while the up and down arrows are top-left aligned.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Fri, 26 October 2018, 10:18:57
thoughts on icon mods?

also, little heatwaves or chopsticks for arrowkeys could be cool (:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Sat, 27 October 2018, 05:14:57
thoughts on icon mods?

also, little heatwaves or chopsticks for arrowkeys could be cool (:

I actually made arrows novelties but the more novelties I have in the set the more expensive it will be.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: forevermadrigal on Sat, 27 October 2018, 07:53:08
Not really a fan of the novelties, but the rest of the set is :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: _rubik on Sat, 27 October 2018, 14:18:07
FFS... I know I really shouldn't, and I keep dragging myself away from spending this much on keysets. Stuff like this keeps dragging me back.... sigh
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: chuckdee on Sat, 27 October 2018, 19:14:18
Not really a fan of the novelties, but the rest of the set is :-* :-* :-*

Same here.  I'd like if the novelties could be broken out into its own set - I don't really do novelties.  But understand if not.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: bdkrzy on Sat, 27 October 2018, 19:53:33
Not really a fan of the novelties, but the rest of the set is :-* :-* :-*

Same here.  I'd like if the novelties could be broken out into its own set - I don't really do novelties.  But understand if not.

I actually would rather prefer to have the novelties to be included in the base kit. When I look at pretty much all those past sales, the sale numbers for novelties kit are almost always close to or on par with the base, so I think most people would get the combo of 1  base-1 novelties, and so it would naturally make sense to have those included together to drive down the price I think.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: mrpetrov on Sat, 27 October 2018, 21:18:01
Not really a fan of the novelties, but the rest of the set is :-* :-* :-*

Same here.  I'd like if the novelties could be broken out into its own set - I don't really do novelties.  But understand if not.

I actually would rather prefer to have the novelties to be included in the base kit. When I look at pretty much all those past sales, the sale numbers for novelties kit are almost always close to or on par with the base, so I think most people would get the combo of 1  base-1 novelties, and so it would naturally make sense to have those included together to drive down the price I think.

I strongly agree.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: chuckdee on Sat, 27 October 2018, 21:50:59
Not really a fan of the novelties, but the rest of the set is :-* :-* :-*

Same here.  I'd like if the novelties could be broken out into its own set - I don't really do novelties.  But understand if not.

I actually would rather prefer to have the novelties to be included in the base kit. When I look at pretty much all those past sales, the sale numbers for novelties kit are almost always close to or on par with the base, so I think most people would get the combo of 1  base-1 novelties, and so it would naturally make sense to have those included together to drive down the price I think.

How would it inconvenience you to have it broken out if as you say, it is going to reach MOQ anyway?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: switchnollie on Sat, 27 October 2018, 23:21:23
Really like all the ICs that are using these alphas lately, can do some mix n matching if they get made :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: bdkrzy on Sun, 28 October 2018, 00:19:58
Pricing. Especially for GMK. A big kit will always be a lot cheaper than 2 smaller kits.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: chuckdee on Sun, 28 October 2018, 01:25:17
Pricing. Especially for GMK. A big kit will always be a lot cheaper than 2 smaller kits.

Is it that much of a difference at that level?  I've seen with and without, and it's not that much different, depending on how many keys.  $165-$175 vs $145 & $20s-$30s for this number of novelties, I'd think.  And the higher price might scare off some that really don't want novelties at that price.  It's a tradeoff like everything else, I'd think.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: airlangga07 on Sun, 28 October 2018, 21:31:50
Cant wait for this set to go live! Goodluck with the Groupbuy!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: AaronR on Mon, 29 October 2018, 00:15:37
Icon mods as a child kit. A lot of people like the set how it is so that shouldnít change.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: foxlive on Mon, 29 October 2018, 08:23:38
This look dope! I may be in if I have money at the time it goes to GB :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Mon, 29 October 2018, 14:05:24
I would like an option for more novelties. I love the current simplistic theme you are going with, but having more options for different rows, etc would be a welcome change. Even if it got to the point where you had to split base/novelties.

However I would still buy it as is. Great colorway. Trying to figure out what case color works best with it though. A light grey perhaps?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 30 October 2018, 03:52:03
Thanks guys! I appreciate a lot all this enthusiasm ;D

Icon mods as a child kit. A lot of people like the set how it is so that shouldnít change.

Do you mean, Cherry + text legends Icons in a separate kit? Or Cherry Icons (Icon only) in a separate kit?
Also like I said, I think Icon + text modifiers fit the aesthetic of the alphas better (since it has regular alpha + Hiragana sub legend)

I would like an option for more novelties. I love the current simplistic theme you are going with, but having more options for different rows, etc would be a welcome change. Even if it got to the point where you had to split base/novelties.

However I would still buy it as is. Great colorway. Trying to figure out what case color works best with it though. A light grey perhaps?

Well, I could ask for a quote for a 12-15 novelties pack. I initially made custom arrows and other 'meals' 🤔

For the case IMO, dark blue, light cream or 'cold' light silver. Just avoid vivid colors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: bdkrzy on Tue, 30 October 2018, 06:13:28
Excited. Any timeline biip? Is it going to be drop before the end of this year?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 30 October 2018, 06:28:08
Excited. Any timeline biip? Is it going to be drop before the end of this year?

I want to run it on Q1 2019, so I have time to make everything perfect. Iím actually working on deskmats, artisan keycaps and some other interesting stuff ;)

Also, Candykeys and Novelkeys confirmed to be proxies.
Iím waiting the quote from GMK but they already told me that Q1 2019 sounds good (leadtime 12-14 weeks after order).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: AaronR on Tue, 30 October 2018, 06:31:30
Cherry icons (icons only) as a seperate kit. Like Gmk burgundy r2. Do understand cost will be on the high side. Itís just an idea.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: darcmatter on Tue, 30 October 2018, 06:57:54
Excited. Any timeline biip? Is it going to be drop before the end of this year?

Noice, more time to farm some cash
I want to run it on Q1 2019, so I have time to make everything perfect. Iím actually working on deskmats, artisan keycaps and some other interesting stuff ;)

Also, Candykeys and Novelkeys confirmed to be proxies.
Iím waiting the quote from GMK but they already told me that Q1 2019 sounds good (leadtime 12-14 weeks after order).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 30 October 2018, 07:23:38
Cherry icons (icons only) as a seperate kit. Like Gmk burgundy r2. Do understand cost will be on the high side. Itís just an idea.

I need to look at the MOQ then, might be interesting.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 30 October 2018, 16:03:40
Rendered kits by Oblotzky :thumb:

(https://i.imgur.com/cXMfTTi.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/OIumyC9.png)
Title: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Tue, 30 October 2018, 16:05:20
so damn good. My favorite set this year.

renders look grrat
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: AaronR on Tue, 30 October 2018, 16:32:12
Would like dailyclack to proxy for Australia if possible
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 30 October 2018, 16:33:56
Would like dailyclack to proxy for Australia if possible

It's planned! Just need confirmation :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Jkush463 on Tue, 30 October 2018, 16:39:53
Excited. Any timeline biip? Is it going to be drop before the end of this year?

I want to run it on Q1 2019, so I have time to make everything perfect. Iím actually working on deskmats, artisan keycaps and some other interesting stuff ;)

Also, Candykeys and Novelkeys confirmed to be proxies.
Iím waiting the quote from GMK but they already told me that Q1 2019 sounds good (leadtime 12-14 weeks after order).

sweet im excited for this and this just makes it even better!
Title: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Tue, 30 October 2018, 16:43:34
do you think youíll be working towards early Q1 or late Q1?

early Q1 (january-feb) would be perfect :3

and in terms of artisans, do you mean rama caps? Or specific, limited run color ways of popular artisans
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 30 October 2018, 16:46:00
do you think youíll be working towards early Q1 or late Q1?

early Q1 (january-feb) would be perfect :3

and in terms of artisans, do you mean rama caps? Or specific, limited run color ways of popular artisans

Early Q1!
Rama keycap(s?) renders coming this week ;)
And even more soonô
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Tue, 30 October 2018, 16:47:52
do you think youíll be working towards early Q1 or late Q1?

early Q1 (january-feb) would be perfect :3

and in terms of artisans, do you mean rama caps? Or specific, limited run color ways of popular artisans

Early Q1!
Rama keycap(s?) renders coming this week ;)
And even more soon


Yay! Itíll ship just in time for my birthday

Thanks so much ó and excited for all the other accessories
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: phatty on Tue, 30 October 2018, 20:57:41
Don't forget us Aussies. We're all in for some Pastel GMK Bento!

Happy to offer Daily Clack's services to proxy this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: indiceiris on Tue, 30 October 2018, 21:16:34
+1 for dailyclack
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 30 October 2018, 23:55:48
Time to save up for this set...  I hope the blue will have that grayish tealish tint from the renders.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: romevi on Wed, 31 October 2018, 00:21:44
Wuddsy
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Wed, 31 October 2018, 02:59:39
Hey! zFrontier also just confirmed to be proxy :)


Time to save up for this set...  I hope the blue will have that grayish tealish tint from the renders.

Iíll get as much samples as needed for that donít worry!
It wasnít easy to find the same Pantone correspondence, but Iím confident, we can still tweak the color.

Don't forget us Aussies. We're all in for some Pastel GMK Bento!

Happy to offer Daily Clack's services to proxy this

Iíll try to make it happen!

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: flying1911 on Wed, 31 October 2018, 03:55:24
Hey! zFrontier also just confirmed to be proxy :)


Time to save up for this set...  I hope the blue will have that grayish tealish tint from the renders.

Iíll get as much samples as needed for that donít worry!
It wasnít easy to find the same Pantone correspondence, but Iím confident, we can still tweak the color.

Don't forget us Aussies. We're all in for some Pastel GMK Bento!

Happy to offer Daily Clack's services to proxy this

Iíll try to make it happen!

I've been waiting so long for the GMK Carbon R2 to drop, and there came this set. If my pocket only allows me to choose one, I'll easily and happily pick this one!

Also, super excited to have ZFrontier as one of the vendors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Thu, 01 November 2018, 18:57:21
I just got the first renders for the biip x Rama keycap project for Bentō!

(https://i.imgur.com/tGcrYQT.png)

Salmon red anodized aluminium with white enamel fill.
The icons are still in WIP phase at this moment! I might change it if ever I don't want to have the same icon which is already included in the base kit.

Let me know what do you think of them :)
Title: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Thu, 01 November 2018, 18:59:12
I just got the first renders for the biip x Rama keycap project for Bentō!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tGcrYQT.png)


Salmon red anodized aluminium with white enamel fill.
The icons are still in WIP phase at this moment! I might change it if ever I don't want to have the same icon which is already included in the base kit.

Let me know what do you think of them :)

I think the two different thicknesses might be weird, especially on the thinner one.

Have you thought of doing two with the japanese characters for bento?

Color looks great though!

Maybe some blue ones would also be cool
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Thu, 01 November 2018, 19:04:03
I just got the first renders for the biip x Rama keycap project for Bentō!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tGcrYQT.png)


Salmon red anodized aluminium with white enamel fill.
The icons are still in WIP phase at this moment! I might change it if ever I don't want to have the same icon which is already included in the base kit.

Let me know what do you think of them :)

I think the two different thicknesses might be weird, especially on the thinner one.

Have you thought of doing two with the japanese characters for bento?

Color looks great though!

Maybe some blue ones would also be cool


Thanks!

Indeed, I think if there are 2 keycaps they should have the same thickness.
A Japanese character might look good but it's not that original. I need to think about that :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: airlangga07 on Thu, 01 November 2018, 19:25:33
I just got the first renders for the biip x Rama keycap project for Bentō!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tGcrYQT.png)


Salmon red anodized aluminium with white enamel fill.
The icons are still in WIP phase at this moment! I might change it if ever I don't want to have the same icon which is already included in the base kit.

Let me know what do you think of them :)

its beautiful! Also happy for zfrontier joined as proxy.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: xSovereign on Thu, 01 November 2018, 19:40:05
Will the Rama Keycaps be sold around the same time as when the set is in GB?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Thu, 01 November 2018, 19:53:26
Will the Rama Keycaps be sold around the same time as when the set is in GB?

Good question. Iíll ask as soon as I receive pricing.
Thoughts about the fact that it could be on the same timeline as the GB?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: mrpetrov on Thu, 01 November 2018, 21:17:06
Will the Rama Keycaps be sold around the same time as when the set is in GB?

Good question. Iíll ask as soon as I receive pricing.
Thoughts about the fact that it could be on the same timeline as the GB?

I kinda like it being on the same timeline - you get caught up in a set and I find myself more likely to buy "luxury extras" (like the Rama keycaps) when I'm buying the base kit and less likely to come back to a set at a later date and invest more in it (with some exceptions of course).

I like the right Rama keycap (the thicker one), and the thinner one a little less so. As you and others have commented, I think they should try and be the same thickness. As for the second novelty...hmm... I rather like the idea of something food related rather than a Japanese character personally. Is there perhaps some sort of Miso soup icon?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: xSovereign on Fri, 02 November 2018, 13:49:58
Will the Rama Keycaps be sold around the same time as when the set is in GB?

Good question. Iíll ask as soon as I receive pricing.
Thoughts about the fact that it could be on the same timeline as the GB?

I'd actually prefer that as well
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Jkush463 on Fri, 02 November 2018, 16:46:26
i prefer them run concurrent to each other makes it easier imo.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Randalljai on Fri, 02 November 2018, 17:54:20
tomago please
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: chrisharrisx on Fri, 02 November 2018, 20:27:29
Well, have to admit that the Return novelty is kinda busy, i will definitively rework it.
However, I did not receive may bad reviews about the novelties (with like more than 300 responses on the poll), so I'm actually a bit surprised.

On the other ones, I could try to actually make meals (like sashimis, makis, and stuff) but I really liked the fact of having something simple, abstract, and geometrical. I didn't want to fall into that clichť of making a bowl of rice, a sushi, a Japanese flag or whatever. I think that the novelties are currently matching to each other pretty well.

Let me know what do you think about em. I can totally rework the novelties!
I still have some leftovers novelties I didn't use for this set ;)

I'm a big fan of the more abstract/geometric novelties...

Unrelated Ė and I'm in a minority here I'm sure Ė but I'd love to see 2 x 1.5u code and 2 x 1u alt for proper bottom row HHKB layout  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Sleepy_Badger on Mon, 05 November 2018, 20:38:36
I LOVE this :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: mrpetrov on Mon, 05 November 2018, 21:22:36
really looking forward to seeing a sample - i really hope the colors stay relatively subdued/muted and dont become like a captain america red/white/blue! :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: fouras on Mon, 05 November 2018, 21:56:49
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Randalljai on Wed, 07 November 2018, 21:00:31
As a person who can never remember rows and key sizes, thank you for adding those into the pictures lol
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Thu, 08 November 2018, 05:20:20
Will the Rama Keycaps be sold around the same time as when the set is in GB?

Good question. Iíll ask as soon as I receive pricing.
Thoughts about the fact that it could be on the same timeline as the GB?

I kinda like it being on the same timeline - you get caught up in a set and I find myself more likely to buy "luxury extras" (like the Rama keycaps) when I'm buying the base kit and less likely to come back to a set at a later date and invest more in it (with some exceptions of course).

I like the right Rama keycap (the thicker one), and the thinner one a little less so. As you and others have commented, I think they should try and be the same thickness. As for the second novelty...hmm... I rather like the idea of something food related rather than a Japanese character personally. Is there perhaps some sort of Miso soup icon?

I tested a few things, but in the end, it mostly looked "off", so I decided to make 2 Rama keycaps with the same icon (Ō):
- Aluminum with white enamel fill
- Brass only with bevel

The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?

really looking forward to seeing a sample - i really hope the colors stay relatively subdued/muted and dont become like a captain america red/white/blue! :D

I should receive a RAL colors box soon. But yeah, I'll order enough samples from GMK to have the more accurate color possible ;)

As a person who can never remember rows and key sizes, thank you for adding those into the pictures lol

Yeah that is the kind of things that bothers me a lot too man :D



Thanks you all for the wonderful feedback and your kind words, I really appreciate. I'll update the thread with a few related products very soon!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biograf on Thu, 08 November 2018, 15:24:09
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Fri, 09 November 2018, 01:57:32
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.

Then you would need others 1u modifiers. I did not plan to cover ortho layouts anyway. Sorry!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: higgga on Fri, 09 November 2018, 07:12:26
Very excited for this!

One small thing, is it a typo that the novelty enters are labeled as R4 in the renders?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Fri, 09 November 2018, 07:25:36
Very excited for this!

One small thing, is it a typo that the novelty enters are labeled as R4 in the renders?

was a mistake indeed, it's all R3. Gonna fix that soon!
Thanks :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Gati on Fri, 09 November 2018, 08:27:56
(Solely out of curiosity),

I noticed that this uses a different ramen novelty from GMK laser, and Iím curious to know if other designers can use pre-existing molds for keys... like does MiTo own the tooling for the ramen mold? Or do you just wanna use your own? (Or is the price that it costs for new a mold insignificant?)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Fri, 09 November 2018, 08:32:12
(Solely out of curiosity),

I noticed that this uses a different ramen novelty from GMK laser, and Iím curious to know if other designers can use pre-existing molds for keys... like does MiTo own the tooling for the ramen mold? Or do you just wanna use your own? (Or is the price that it costs for new a mold insignificant?)

I guess I could use his design with his agreement. But since I'm a maniac, I want all my novelties to have the same thickness, so I'll use mine :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Fri, 09 November 2018, 19:26:59
Quick update.

Proxies list:

* US: Novelkeys
* EU: Candykeys
* ASIA: zFrontier
* AUS: DailyClack

GB date: TBD, Q1 2019.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: bdkrzy on Fri, 09 November 2018, 22:47:42
Quick update.

Proxies list:

* US: Novelkeys
* EU: Candykeys
* ASIA: zFrontier
* AUS: DailyClack

GB date: TBD, Q1 2019.
Just run it in December already. I am getting very impatient hmmmm 😒😒
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: romevi on Sat, 10 November 2018, 00:05:55
Can I get a free set so that my wife doesn't complain about me buying so much keeb stuff?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Zilleon on Sat, 10 November 2018, 06:58:04
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean by a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UD1wpcv.png)

Absolutely in for the Kobe kit!
With no Colevrak this is the only option for me :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biograf on Sat, 10 November 2018, 19:08:43
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.

Then you would need others 1u modifiers. I did not plan to cover ortho layouts anyway. Sorry!

Can't even begin to describe how disappointed I am about that. Was really looking forward to this set. Oh well. Good luck anyway!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: fouras on Sun, 11 November 2018, 14:55:46
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.

Then you would need others 1u modifiers. I did not plan to cover ortho layouts anyway. Sorry!
The base kit already has enough 1u caps to support ortho. All that's missing is the spacebars.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Sun, 11 November 2018, 15:20:58
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.

Then you would need others 1u modifiers. I did not plan to cover ortho layouts anyway. Sorry!

Can't even begin to describe how disappointed I am about that. Was really looking forward to this set. Oh well. Good luck anyway!

The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.

Then you would need others 1u modifiers. I did not plan to cover ortho layouts anyway. Sorry!
The base kit already has enough 1u caps to support ortho. All that's missing is the spacebars.

if so, I think I could add these then :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biograf on Sun, 11 November 2018, 15:26:48
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.

Then you would need others 1u modifiers. I did not plan to cover ortho layouts anyway. Sorry!
The base kit already has enough 1u caps to support ortho. All that's missing is the spacebars.
In that case you really have to get creative (and perhaps mix row profiles) which isn't too bad. But some dedicated ortho mods would be awesome.
Title: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Sun, 11 November 2018, 15:30:17
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.

Then you would need others 1u modifiers. I did not plan to cover ortho layouts anyway. Sorry!
The base kit already has enough 1u caps to support ortho. All that's missing is the spacebars.
In that case you really have to get creative (and perhaps mix row profiles) which isn't too bad. But some dedicated ortho mods would be awesome.

but thatís not what he wants to do

but if the only thing missing is space bars then itís fine
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biograf on Sun, 11 November 2018, 15:31:59
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.

Then you would need others 1u modifiers. I did not plan to cover ortho layouts anyway. Sorry!
The base kit already has enough 1u caps to support ortho. All that's missing is the spacebars.
In that case you really have to get creative (and perhaps mix row profiles) which isn't too bad. But some dedicated ortho mods would be awesome.

but thatís not what he wants to do

but if the only thing missing is space bars then itís fine
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I know brother, just having a discussion about how well the set actually covers ortho boards as is.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Sun, 11 November 2018, 16:03:05
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.

Then you would need others 1u modifiers. I did not plan to cover ortho layouts anyway. Sorry!
The base kit already has enough 1u caps to support ortho. All that's missing is the spacebars.
In that case you really have to get creative (and perhaps mix row profiles) which isn't too bad. But some dedicated ortho mods would be awesome.

but thatís not what he wants to do

but if the only thing missing is space bars then itís fine
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I know brother, just having a discussion about how well the set actually covers ortho boards as is.

Yup! and if there are actually already enough 1uís then spacebars sound like a good addition


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biograf on Sun, 11 November 2018, 16:05:47
The spacebar kit looks to be missing 1u caps.

For what kind of layout would you need one?
Well, I for one have a Planck with the grid layout as my main driver. If you plan to support the Planck, 1u spacebars are important IMO.

Then you would need others 1u modifiers. I did not plan to cover ortho layouts anyway. Sorry!
The base kit already has enough 1u caps to support ortho. All that's missing is the spacebars.
In that case you really have to get creative (and perhaps mix row profiles) which isn't too bad. But some dedicated ortho mods would be awesome.

but thatís not what he wants to do

but if the only thing missing is space bars then itís fine
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I know brother, just having a discussion about how well the set actually covers ortho boards as is.

Yup! and if there are actually already enough 1uís then spacebars sound like a good addition


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Totally agree.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Mon, 12 November 2018, 03:05:13
(https://i.imgur.com/JTvys6R.png)

Alright, as you can see, the compatibility for 40% is justÖ not goodÖ Even with these 2 blanks for the spacebar.
If there is enough interest I could make a 40 kit which would include 1u shift, Enter, Tab, Lower, Raise, etc.
But if I do so, people with staggered 40 will ask about special Shifts and Enters too I guess. I'll think about it.



Also, in order to Cover HHKB (real) layout, what about adding 2x 1.5u Code in the base kit?
So it's: Alt - Code(Cmd) - Space - Code (Cmd) - Alt
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: xoxox1029 on Mon, 12 November 2018, 05:12:38
favorite color scheme
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: linkian209 on Mon, 12 November 2018, 10:53:40
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/JTvys6R.png)


Alright, as you can see, the compatibility for 40% is justÖ not goodÖ Even with these 2 blanks for the spacebar.
If there is enough interest I could make a 40 kit which would include 1u shift, Enter, Tab, Lower, Raise, etc.
But if I do so, people with staggered 40 will ask about special Shifts and Enters too I guess. I'll think about it.



Also, in order to Cover HHKB (real) layout, what about adding 2x 1.5u Code in the base kit?
So it's: Alt - Code(Cmd) - Space - Code (Cmd) - Alt

Something that I was looking at after my initial survey, would it be possible to get 2 of each of the 1u novelties for R4? I like using novelties in my R4 and like it to be symmetrical. :)


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Mon, 12 November 2018, 10:56:42
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/JTvys6R.png)


Alright, as you can see, the compatibility for 40% is justÖ not goodÖ Even with these 2 blanks for the spacebar.
If there is enough interest I could make a 40 kit which would include 1u shift, Enter, Tab, Lower, Raise, etc.
But if I do so, people with staggered 40 will ask about special Shifts and Enters too I guess. I'll think about it.



Also, in order to Cover HHKB (real) layout, what about adding 2x 1.5u Code in the base kit?
So it's: Alt - Code(Cmd) - Space - Code (Cmd) - Alt

Something that I was looking at after my initial survey, would it be possible to get 2 of each of the 1u novelties for R4? I like using novelties in my R4 and like it to be symmetrical. :)


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I'm trying out to figure why I didn't do that tbh lol. Since 1.25u and 1.5u are in pairs.
I should fix that asap. Thanks for noticing it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: linkian209 on Mon, 12 November 2018, 10:59:17
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/JTvys6R.png)


Alright, as you can see, the compatibility for 40% is justÖ not goodÖ Even with these 2 blanks for the spacebar.
If there is enough interest I could make a 40 kit which would include 1u shift, Enter, Tab, Lower, Raise, etc.
But if I do so, people with staggered 40 will ask about special Shifts and Enters too I guess. I'll think about it.



Also, in order to Cover HHKB (real) layout, what about adding 2x 1.5u Code in the base kit?
So it's: Alt - Code(Cmd) - Space - Code (Cmd) - Alt

Something that I was looking at after my initial survey, would it be possible to get 2 of each of the 1u novelties for R4? I like using novelties in my R4 and like it to be symmetrical. :)


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I'm trying out to figure why I didn't do that tbh lol. Since 1.25u and 1.5u are in pairs.
I should fix that asap. Thanks for noticing it!

No problem! That would be awesome! :)


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Mon, 12 November 2018, 11:10:17
yeah definitively makes sense to have it twice.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 13 November 2018, 05:35:14
so here is the updated kit:
(https://i.imgur.com/WO49Y2m.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 13 November 2018, 06:57:23
Looks terrific - now I see some of the novelties as little smiley faces on their side. Now it has been seen it cannot be unseen! Beautiful!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biograf on Tue, 13 November 2018, 11:28:21
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/JTvys6R.png)


Alright, as you can see, the compatibility for 40% is justÖ not goodÖ Even with these 2 blanks for the spacebar.
If there is enough interest I could make a 40 kit which would include 1u shift, Enter, Tab, Lower, Raise, etc.
But if I do so, people with staggered 40 will ask about special Shifts and Enters too I guess. I'll think about it.



Also, in order to Cover HHKB (real) layout, what about adding 2x 1.5u Code in the base kit?
So it's: Alt - Code(Cmd) - Space - Code (Cmd) - Alt

FWIW, I would buy it in a heartbeat with ortho support.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Tue, 13 November 2018, 14:10:28
So it is just going to be the one kit, right? Any idea on tentative pricing?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: ra7c7er on Tue, 13 November 2018, 16:58:27
I like the novelty caps a lot. Would consider the whole set for the novelties but I'd nearly be 100% on just a novelty set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: WarmCat on Wed, 14 November 2018, 11:24:26
I think instead of only one 1u alt being in the set, have two.
Symmetry and all that.
I can use those cute bento boxes for command keys :-)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Wed, 14 November 2018, 12:18:04
So it is just going to be the one kit, right? Any idea on tentative pricing?

$160/145Ä for base kit on first MOQ(250).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: rmendis on Wed, 14 November 2018, 23:28:20
This looks real nice!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: toby on Thu, 15 November 2018, 08:47:58
prob my favorite color schemes
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: zhang2118 on Thu, 15 November 2018, 09:09:12
Like this set a lot, but still no appearance of a 1.25u key on R3 ;(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Thu, 15 November 2018, 09:14:08
Like this set a lot, but still no appearance of a 1.25u key on R3 ;(

Hey, thanks dude :)
For what kind of layout would you need that?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: zhang2118 on Thu, 15 November 2018, 10:23:20
For 40% keyboards like minivan  :D
Please just include it in the base ket if possible :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Thu, 15 November 2018, 10:28:04
For 40% keyboards like minivan  :D
Please just include it in the base ket if possible :thumb:

Sadly, I don't think that I would make a 40% kit. I said that I wanted to keep it simple, sorry :(
Adding one or two 1u won't change anything tho, for a 40% support, it needs a dedicated kit, that's all.
If I do something, I do it "properly", I don't want to see this set without 40% compatibility on 40% board.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: zhang2118 on Thu, 15 November 2018, 13:23:20
For 40% keyboards like minivan  :D
Please just include it in the base ket if possible :thumb:

Sadly, I don't think that I would make a 40% kit. I said that I wanted to keep it simple, sorry :(
Adding one or two 1u won't change anything tho, for a 40% support, it needs a dedicated kit, that's all.
If I do something, I do it "properly", I don't want to see this set without 40% compatibility on 40% board.

Fair enough, I'll just have to use it on my pear 40  ^-^

This would look great on a Rama M60-A Dusk  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: forevermadrigal on Thu, 15 November 2018, 17:44:56
160 sounds fair. Can't wait to put this on a silver or polycarb board :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Eldr1tch on Sat, 17 November 2018, 06:31:06
So I know I'm late to the party but these are definitely getting made right?

Did you say Novelkeys will be the place to buy them for U.S. residents? Will there be a pre-order or just buy when you can? Will you be doing a Massdrop?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: rachel on Sat, 17 November 2018, 09:57:02
when will the gb for this cutest keyset of 2018 happen?   ^-^
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Sun, 18 November 2018, 08:01:33
Estimated pricing for the first MOQ(250 for base, 150 for the others):

* base 145Ä / $160
* space 23Ä / $28
* kobe 70Ä / $75

when will the gb for this cutest keyset of 2018 happen?   ^-^

Q1 2019. Iíll try to make it happen during end of January or early February!

So I know I'm late to the party but these are definitely getting made right?

Did you say Novelkeys will be the place to buy them for U.S. residents? Will there be a pre-order or just buy when you can? Will you be doing a Massdrop?

It wonít be through MD. Novelkeys will be the US proxy indeed.
Itíll be a group buy, thatís like a pre-order :)
Then the manufacturer will have m like 12-14 weeks of lead time.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: airlangga07 on Sun, 18 November 2018, 08:03:29
Estimated pricing for the first MOQ(250):

* base 145Ä / $160
* space 23Ä / $28
* kobe 70Ä / $75

when will the gb for this cutest keyset of 2018 happen?   ^-^

Q1 2019. Iíll try to make it happen during end of January or early February!

So I know I'm late to the party but these are definitely getting made right?

Did you say Novelkeys will be the place to buy them for U.S. residents? Will there be a pre-order or just buy when you can? Will you be doing a Massdrop?

It wonít be through MD. Novelkeys will be the US proxy indeed.
Itíll be a group buy, thatís like a pre-order :)
Then the manufacturer will have m like 12-14 weeks of lead time.

Cant wait for January! Hope you get a hold zf for SEA proxy!!


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Sun, 18 November 2018, 08:13:40
Estimated pricing for the first MOQ(250):

* base 145Ä / $160
* space 23Ä / $28
* kobe 70Ä / $75

when will the gb for this cutest keyset of 2018 happen?   ^-^

Q1 2019. Iíll try to make it happen during end of January or early February!

So I know I'm late to the party but these are definitely getting made right?

Did you say Novelkeys will be the place to buy them for U.S. residents? Will there be a pre-order or just buy when you can? Will you be doing a Massdrop?

It wonít be through MD. Novelkeys will be the US proxy indeed.
Itíll be a group buy, thatís like a pre-order :)
Then the manufacturer will have m like 12-14 weeks of lead time.

Cant wait for January! Hope you get a hold zf for SEA proxy!!


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: flying1911 on Sun, 18 November 2018, 08:29:21
Thereís no stopping me from joining this group buy. I know I said this already but please make the colours right. I love this too much to see it fail :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Sun, 18 November 2018, 08:45:09
Thereís no stopping me from joining this group buy. I know I said this already but please make the colours right. I love this too much to see it fail :(

Thanks man, I appreciate the support.
And donít worry about colors. I already chose them via a huge RAL box, and will try to get samples from GMK ASAP. Iím really satisfied since RAL has way more color references than Pantone. That is also why the GB isnít for now and will only be in a few months :) I want to make a perfect product, so there is no reason to rush!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 27 November 2018, 03:25:10
Hey guys, quick update!

During the GB we will offer, as I promised, Bentō related stuff:

Nano Bentō (work in progress, that's just a mockup)
keebwerk (http://www.keebwerk.com) will offer a Nano Bentō with unique colors and exclusive novelties (which has to be decided) :D

(https://i.imgur.com/FOnJrCh.png)

Rama Keycaps
Rama will offer 2 keycaps, one anodized aluminum with white enamel fill keycap, and a gold brass one.

Deskmat(s)
incoming

Base kit trail design
incoming

Sleeves
I'm actually checking if I could also offer custom sleevesÖ It'll have the same design as the deskmats()
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 27 November 2018, 03:40:00
Nano Bento. ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 27 November 2018, 08:35:31
Hey guys, quick update!

During the GB we will offer, as I promised, Bentō related stuff:

Nano Bentō (work in progress, that's just a mockup)
keebwerk (http://www.keebwerk.com) will offer a Nano Bentō with unique colors and exclusive novelties (which has to be decided) :D

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/FOnJrCh.png)


Rama Keycaps
Rama will offer 2 keycaps, one anodized aluminum with white enamel fill keycap, and a gold brass one.

Deskmat(s)
incoming

Base kit trail design
incoming

Sleeves
I'm actually checking if I could also offer custom sleevesÖ It'll have the same design as the deskmats()

No..No exclusive novelties plz. Wallet needs break lol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: rejuvienate on Tue, 27 November 2018, 08:54:11
Late to the party but I dig this theme! Is it possible to have it without the japanese words?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 27 November 2018, 09:08:23
Late to the party but I dig this theme! Is it possible to have it without the japanese words?

Sadly, since the Minimum Order Quantity will be 250, due to custom colors, I didn't think that offering regular and Hiragana alphas would have been a smart move.
That's why I 'only' chose one. Furthermore, Hiragana alphas are obviously the better choice to me because of the theme; it fits the aesthetic very well IMO.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Tue, 27 November 2018, 22:20:34
Late to the party but I dig this theme! Is it possible to have it without the japanese words?

Sadly, since the Minimum Order Quantity will be 250, due to custom colors, I didn't think that offering regular and Hiragana alphas would have been a smart move.
That's why I 'only' chose one. Furthermore, Hiragana alphas are obviously the better choice to me because of the theme; it fits the aesthetic very well IMO.
Totally agree. I am personally not a big fan of weeb legends, but I do agree, for some particular sets, hiragana sublegends just fit the overall theme so well. This and samurai are very good example.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: lumpyoatmeal on Wed, 28 November 2018, 23:59:56
hey biip!

I'm super excited for this set, will definitely be picking it up!

I'm wondering if we could get the the ramen bowl novelty cap as one of the RAMA aluminum caps w/ enamel inlay?
I think it'd be wonderfully stylized with the set, and mech enthusiasts are certainly lacking in cool ramen caps.

much love! <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Thu, 29 November 2018, 05:08:59
hey biip!

I'm super excited for this set, will definitely be picking it up!

I'm wondering if we could get the the ramen bowl novelty cap as one of the RAMA aluminum caps w/ enamel inlay?
I think it'd be wonderfully stylized with the set, and mech enthusiasts are certainly lacking in cool ramen caps.

much love! <3

Hey, thanks for your interest!
I made a few test for the novelties, and realised that the best looking aspect was when the icon was bold, with thick strokes. That's why I'll keep the Ō design for both of the keycaps (aluminium with enamel fill and brass). I tried to make a simplified ramen with thicker lines but it didn't looked good 😕
Moreover, I wanted to have a different design for the novelties than the ones present in the keyset.

Hope you understand :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Rubbermilitia on Thu, 29 November 2018, 05:55:39
This is amazing and I know exactly what board I'm putting in on. Def in for full set + novelties
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Mon, 03 December 2018, 03:36:40
hey fellows!

with the GB coming on end January, I had to hurry up if I wanted to get some deskmats to offer during the same period of time, since I'll need to get samples to ensure that colour and design are accurate :thumb:

I'll probably offer 2 different deskmats (900x400mm).

So here are the different versions:

Pattern only

(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/b/be8c4d92844a9ede86fce438ab9930fa2bfebed9.jpeg)

Pattern with bentōs line

(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/0/038ac39b5a75a41cbe9652f18478717f4b534701.jpeg)

Pattern with big bentō[/size

(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/f/fb138533ec0d2721624651c9b7a69ea93670c132.jpeg)

Blank with bentōs line

(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/f/fc1a0a4cf4eb9857fe0a4820584b939ca7f285c8.jpeg)

Blank with big bentō

(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/5/58c402bd9e663ca17c0b55d511825d489fe71175.jpeg)



Also, here's a closeup of the pattern version, in order to see the details (present in all three versions):

(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/5/59b4b0baaa0a1753dd819074972f99b89ff22361.jpeg)



Feel free to give your feedback :) (sorry for the awful naming)
Thanks!
Title: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Mon, 03 December 2018, 03:43:18
Wow, looks really clean.

I like the plain one, but it looks quite jarring with the bento icons straight on top. I would try incorporating that salmon color into the actual wave design, or maybe by putting some Japanese text in that color on top of it, engraved kind of how you did the logo in the bottom right.


I think that logo on the bottom right could be enlarged and center with the wave design, since I think the Japanese with bento icons on top also looks kind of strange. I like how the japanese in the bottom right has an outline too it, it blends really nicely unlike the last two imo.

Maybe a design with just various bento box shapes really small could be cool as well.



good work though, youíre an amazing designer
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: bengine on Mon, 03 December 2018, 03:55:04
hey fellows!

with the GB coming on end January, I had to hurry up if I wanted to get some deskmats to offer during the same period of time, since I'll need to get samples to ensure that colour and design are accurate :thumb:

I'll probably offer 2 different deskmats (900x400mm).

So here are the different versions:

Pattern only

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/b/be8c4d92844a9ede86fce438ab9930fa2bfebed9.jpeg)


Pattern with bentōs line

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/0/038ac39b5a75a41cbe9652f18478717f4b534701.jpeg)


Pattern with big bentō[/size

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/f/fb138533ec0d2721624651c9b7a69ea93670c132.jpeg)


Blank with bentōs line

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/f/fc1a0a4cf4eb9857fe0a4820584b939ca7f285c8.jpeg)


Blank with big bentō

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/5/58c402bd9e663ca17c0b55d511825d489fe71175.jpeg)




Also, here's a closeup of the pattern version, in order to see the details (present in all three versions):

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/5/59b4b0baaa0a1753dd819074972f99b89ff22361.jpeg)




Feel free to give your feedback :) (sorry for the awful naming)
Thanks!
Oof! The deskmat pattern matches my pen wrap! I have to get those!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Mon, 03 December 2018, 09:15:50
I like the plain one, but it looks quite jarring with the bento icons straight on top. I would try incorporating that salmon color into the actual wave design, or maybe by putting some Japanese text in that color on top of it, engraved kind of how you did the logo in the bottom right.

I think that logo on the bottom right could be enlarged and center with the wave design, since I think the Japanese with bento icons on top also looks kind of strange. I like how the japanese in the bottom right has an outline too it, it blends really nicely unlike the last two imo.

Maybe a design with just various bento box shapes really small could be cool as well.

Oh boi, nice suggestions here! Thanks for this constructive feedback :thumb:

I definitely agree that the bottom right logo could be enlarged a bit and that I should rework its placement according to the waves below.
I kinda like the overlapping of the bento boxes over the Japanese word tbh, I feel like it brings depth to the whole design.

And indeed, I could try to place some bento boxes online on the bottom right of the deskmat as a signature. I tested it and thought it was just like the "Dark pattern" idea but less well executed. I could actually mockup it to see how it looks like tho.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: THRILLHOIAF on Mon, 03 December 2018, 15:43:22
Pattern only

Pattern with big bento are legit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Mon, 03 December 2018, 15:50:59
Salmon colored pattern only would be cool too
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 03 December 2018, 15:53:33
hey fellows!

with the GB coming on end January, I had to hurry up if I wanted to get some deskmats to offer during the same period of time, since I'll need to get samples to ensure that colour and design are accurate :thumb:

I'll probably offer 2 different deskmats (900x400mm).

So here are the different versions:

Pattern only

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/b/be8c4d92844a9ede86fce438ab9930fa2bfebed9.jpeg)


Pattern with bentōs line

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/0/038ac39b5a75a41cbe9652f18478717f4b534701.jpeg)


Pattern with big bentō[/size

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/f/fb138533ec0d2721624651c9b7a69ea93670c132.jpeg)


Blank with bentōs line

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/f/fc1a0a4cf4eb9857fe0a4820584b939ca7f285c8.jpeg)


Blank with big bentō

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/5/58c402bd9e663ca17c0b55d511825d489fe71175.jpeg)




Also, here's a closeup of the pattern version, in order to see the details (present in all three versions):

Show Image
(https://www.keebtalk.com/uploads/db8059/original/2X/5/59b4b0baaa0a1753dd819074972f99b89ff22361.jpeg)




Feel free to give your feedback :) (sorry for the awful naming)
Thanks!

To me, the patterned pad with no bento looks best, followed by "Pattern with big bentō".  The smaller bento symbols in larger number just look like there's too much random stuff.  The large Bento is more of a central symbol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Rubbermilitia on Mon, 03 December 2018, 16:48:19
Pattern only - but change the bottom right logo to be salmon would be perfect for me. Also, would be cool if the bottom right logo was "Pattern with big bentō[/size" logo rather than the characters it has now, but I am fine either way.

Having the bottom right logo in the same color as the rest of the deskmat kind of makes it blend in- I didn't notice it was there until others pointed it out
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: linkian209 on Mon, 03 December 2018, 16:49:32
Pattern Only is my favorite, followed by pattern with bento line.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Mon, 03 December 2018, 20:23:59
Pattern only is also my favorite. But the bigger question is, is there a chance you'd offer these in 320x400? I have a small desk, and 900x400 over covers my work area.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: MFahim on Mon, 03 December 2018, 23:38:13
Pattern only looks prettier.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Mon, 03 December 2018, 23:39:26
If there was a salmon colored pattern in a smaller size thatíd be dope to put on top of a blue patterned or something similar for bigger desks
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dallman5 on Tue, 04 December 2018, 00:21:17
Pattern only is also my favorite. But the bigger question is, is there a chance you'd offer these in 320x400? I have a small desk, and 900x400 over covers my work area.

This is my dilemma as well, I love a lot of the desk mat designs that have been coming into popularity but theyíre all far too large for the space I have.

That said, the pattern only is definitely my favorite. I just wish there was a little more of the salmon tone present in it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: snelltrail on Tue, 04 December 2018, 00:51:14
Pattern only is also my favorite. But the bigger question is, is there a chance you'd offer these in 320x400? I have a small desk, and 900x400 over covers my work area.

This is my dilemma as well, I love a lot of the desk mat designs that have been coming into popularity but theyíre all far too large for the space I have.

That said, the pattern only is definitely my favorite. I just wish there was a little more of the salmon tone present in it.

Maybe something like either one of the sets of Bentō novelties, or the Kanji, written in the salmon pink in the bottom right corner?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Myth on Tue, 04 December 2018, 01:10:24
Pattern and Pattern with Bento lines are my favorite
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Tue, 04 December 2018, 05:51:39
Pattern only is also my favorite. But the bigger question is, is there a chance you'd offer these in 320x400? I have a small desk, and 900x400 over covers my work area.

The MOQ is 50, Iíll see with Novelkeys if we will offer both sides!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: gutsack on Thu, 06 December 2018, 10:54:18
Pattern in my favorite and I want it right this minute. Biggest size possible!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Sythe on Thu, 06 December 2018, 18:26:15
For the mat, the basic pattern one is my favourite style.
The idea to add some salmon colour into it in either some accents or on the text, I also like.

Also, after seeing the Torii gate novelty on the nano bento teaser image, I want that novelty in the main set!
It looks great and is probably the nicest novelty I've seen for the set.
I don't want to have to grab a different product to be able to get it...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: tullyvivi on Thu, 06 December 2018, 23:15:54
Cute color! Potential to be a gift :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Fri, 07 December 2018, 00:57:38
For the mat, the basic pattern one is my favourite style.
The idea to add some salmon colour into it in either some accents or on the text, I also like.

Also, after seeing the Torii gate novelty on the nano bento teaser image, I want that novelty in the main set!
It looks great and is probably the nicest novelty I've seen for the set.
I don't want to have to grab a different product to be able to get it...

Iím pretty sure itís exclusive to the nano slider.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Sythe on Fri, 07 December 2018, 02:44:44

Iím pretty sure itís exclusive to the nano slider.

And that is why I said I would prefer/want it in the main set.
It also isn't explicitly said whether it would be or not, just that we may see exclusive novelties with the nano slider.

I would prefer not to see exclusive novelties at all as I don't have any interest in the nano slider.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Fri, 07 December 2018, 04:03:49
Sadly the shrine/Torii won't be available in the GMK set.
I wanted to only have bento boxes as novelties. The Ramen makes sense since it's in the same "registry" (food), that's why I kept it.
I hope you will understand :)

I'm still working on the extra set for the macro pad, and there will be 2 new novelties (including the Torii).

Also, for the deskmat, I might offer a 450x400mm version too if there is enough interest.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Fri, 07 December 2018, 04:05:18
Sadly the shrine/Torii won't be available in the GMK set.
I wanted to only have bento boxes as novelties. The Ramen makes sense since it's in the same "registry" (food), that's why I kept it.
I hope you will understand :)

I'm still working on the extra set for the macro pad, and there will be 2 new novelties (including the Torii).

Also, for the deskmat, I might offer a 450x400mm version too if there is enough interest.

yay!

are the desk mats final or is there a chance of a salmon colored pattern one?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Fri, 07 December 2018, 04:08:17
Sadly the shrine/Torii won't be available in the GMK set.
I wanted to only have bento boxes as novelties. The Ramen makes sense since it's in the same "registry" (food), that's why I kept it.
I hope you will understand :)

I'm still working on the extra set for the macro pad, and there will be 2 new novelties (including the Torii).

Also, for the deskmat, I might offer a 450x400mm version too if there is enough interest.

yay!

are the desk mats final or is there a chance of a salmon colored pattern one?

I will post that today :)
My deadline for ordering protoypes is mid-december anyway!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Fri, 07 December 2018, 04:08:50
hah, sounds great. thanks
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Fri, 07 December 2018, 04:39:19
(https://i.imgur.com/zjXTCKw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Gs3aTuN.jpg)

ps: there is no gradient, that's just the light which gives this effect on the mockup.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Sythe on Sun, 09 December 2018, 18:01:23
Sadly the shrine/Torii won't be available in the GMK set.
I wanted to only have bento boxes as novelties. The Ramen makes sense since it's in the same "registry" (food), that's why I kept it.
I hope you will understand :)

I'm still working on the extra set for the macro pad, and there will be 2 new novelties (including the Torii).

Also, for the deskmat, I might offer a 450x400mm version too if there is enough interest.

That's fair enough.
Just thought I'd throw it out there as I think its the best one for the set even though it doesn't technically fit the theme.

Sad to see it locked behind another product I'm 99% sure I won't be buying.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: dimo on Sun, 09 December 2018, 18:18:44
new desk mats look great!! I like the bento icons a lot more on this one as well
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: xSovereign on Sun, 09 December 2018, 19:28:51
Are you still going to offer the blue deskmats, personally prefer those over the full salmon
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: comdata55 on Sun, 09 December 2018, 19:48:27
+1 for blue mats

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: rachel on Sun, 09 December 2018, 20:07:10
I prefer full blue or full salmon without icons on the desk mats :) great work biip


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Mon, 10 December 2018, 02:09:42
Thanks for the kind comments :)
I do appreciate!

Are you still going to offer the blue deskmats, personally prefer those over the full salmon

With a MOQ of 50, I will have to limit the variety of the deskmats. I might offer blank salmon and blank dark only, and maybe another one. If I do so, there will be only one size available tho.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Mon, 10 December 2018, 06:55:19
Oof could you please reconsider about offering the mat in smaller size? 900x400 is really too big for me. I remember camping also had one in smaller size and it was sold quite well as well!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: biip on Mon, 10 December 2018, 07:14:55
Oof could you please reconsider about offering the mat in smaller size? 900x400 is really too big for me. I remember camping also had one in smaller size and it was sold quite well as well!

We were thinking about 450x400mm.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: otanishock on Mon, 10 December 2018, 08:37:30

We were thinking about 450x400mm.
That's perfect. Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB date)
Post by: megaforce93 on Mon, 10 December 2018, 13:22:42
subscribe for more bento facts
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB date)
Post by: Rubbermilitia on Mon, 10 December 2018, 21:33:04
Hoping for pattern-only blue deskmat, definitely matches the set well and has a nice minimalistic look.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB date)
Post by: biip on Tue, 11 December 2018, 02:22:04
Hoping for pattern-only blue deskmat, definitely matches the set well and has a nice minimalistic look.

Also my favourite :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB date)
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 11 December 2018, 09:46:58
blue, pattern only deskmat for me. elegant, understated, minimalist and in keeping with the set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB date)
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Tue, 11 December 2018, 13:04:46
If you haven't decided on deskmats yet, I think a blue one, with a small amount of salmon accents would look nice.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB date)
Post by: dimo on Tue, 11 December 2018, 13:08:38
If you haven't decided on deskmats yet, I think a blue one, with a small amount of salmon accents would look nice.

this


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB date)
Post by: xSovereign on Fri, 14 December 2018, 23:39:26
Agree that a primarily blue desk pad would look very nice
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB date)
Post by: newbatthis on Tue, 18 December 2018, 13:14:36
Another vote for blue pattern only. Red is just too bright.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB date)
Post by: biip on Wed, 19 December 2018, 05:17:42
I should get some samples photos by the end of the month :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: Rensuya on Thu, 20 December 2018, 01:58:33
The salmon mats are very nice!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Thu, 20 December 2018, 02:45:50
The salmon mats are very nice!

Thanks! We will see how it looks like in about 2 weeks :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Wed, 02 January 2019, 07:35:20
Hey everyone!
Here are the two keycaps we will offer with Rama during the GB of GMK Bentō :)

Aluminum anodized with white enamel fill:

(https://i.imgur.com/sr27NDB.jpg)

Hand mirror polished PVD Brass:
(https://i.imgur.com/PhS9U3T.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Wed, 02 January 2019, 10:00:22
Hey everyone!
Here are the two keycaps we will offer with Rama during the GB of GMK Bentō :)

Aluminum anodized with white enamel fill:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/sr27NDB.jpg)


Hand mirror polished PVD Brass:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/PhS9U3T.jpg)


Beautiful!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Wed, 02 January 2019, 10:28:08
Don't remember if I already commented a while ago but this is sick, will definitely pick up a set =]
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: audiosl4ve on Wed, 02 January 2019, 12:54:08
awesome set as everything that comes from @biip. Looking forward to your set. Spying it but i'll probably be broke before it comes out  :confused:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Wed, 02 January 2019, 17:17:11
Don't remember if I already commented a while ago but this is sick, will definitely pick up a set =]

Hey everyone!
Here are the two keycaps we will offer with Rama during the GB of GMK Bentō :)

Aluminum anodized with white enamel fill:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/sr27NDB.jpg)


Hand mirror polished PVD Brass:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/PhS9U3T.jpg)


Beautiful!!

awesome set as everything that comes from @biip. Looking forward to your set. Spying it but i'll probably be broke before it comes out  :confused:

Thanks!
I'm so excited to run the set :D 25 days left to go!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: Rubbermilitia on Wed, 02 January 2019, 17:21:06
Don't remember if I already commented a while ago but this is sick, will definitely pick up a set =]

Hey everyone!
Here are the two keycaps we will offer with Rama during the GB of GMK Bentō :)

Aluminum anodized with white enamel fill:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/sr27NDB.jpg)


Hand mirror polished PVD Brass:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/PhS9U3T.jpg)


Beautiful!!

awesome set as everything that comes from @biip. Looking forward to your set. Spying it but i'll probably be broke before it comes out  :confused:

Thanks!
I'm so excited to run the set :D 25 days left to go!

Woop! Fell in love at first sight with this set, gonna be great!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: chouyu on Sat, 05 January 2019, 09:51:49
I'am in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: forevermadrigal on Sat, 05 January 2019, 13:03:18
Can't wait for this gb :p :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: Sleepy_Badger on Sun, 06 January 2019, 08:02:29
I cant wait for this GB waiting patiently ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Will I be able to buy the desk mats at the same time as the GB for the Bento Keysets?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Sun, 06 January 2019, 08:13:34
I cant wait for this GB waiting patiently ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Will I be able to buy the desk mats at the same time as the GB for the Bento Keysets?

Yes :D
And the Rama keycaps. And the Nano Bento.
 :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: audiosl4ve on Sun, 06 January 2019, 09:27:32
I cant wait for this GB waiting patiently ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Will I be able to buy the desk mats at the same time as the GB for the Bento Keysets?

Yes :D
And the Rama keycaps. And the Nano Bento.
 :thumb:

I hate you! I just picked Milkshake deskpad..
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Sun, 06 January 2019, 09:44:54
I cant wait for this GB waiting patiently ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Will I be able to buy the desk mats at the same time as the GB for the Bento Keysets?

Yes :D
And the Rama keycaps. And the Nano Bento.
 :thumb:

I hate you! I just picked Milkshake deskpad..

😬
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: audiosl4ve on Mon, 07 January 2019, 13:18:28
just kidding. Love you! Can't wait for more of your stuff. Keep up the awesome work!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Mon, 07 January 2019, 13:34:25
just kidding. Love you! Can't wait for more of your stuff. Keep up the awesome work!

Thanks for the support dude! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: linkian209 on Fri, 11 January 2019, 19:05:32
I had a hard time telling from the photo but will the desk mats be sewn around the edges?


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: RamenTechMech on Fri, 11 January 2019, 19:07:26
I had a hard time telling from the photo but will the desk mats be sewn around the edges?


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Most likely, would be surprising if they didn't  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: linkian209 on Fri, 11 January 2019, 19:07:58
I had a hard time telling from the photo but will the desk mats be sewn around the edges?


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Most likely, would be surprising if they didn't  :eek:

I kinda figured. I just couldnít tell from the photos. Haha.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
Post by: Hisui on Sat, 12 January 2019, 00:37:08
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean by a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UD1wpcv.png)


Im definitely interested!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Sat, 12 January 2019, 03:00:47
I had a hard time telling from the photo but will the desk mats be sewn around the edges?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Itís not a photo but a mockup.
And yea it will :)
I received the samples yesterday, will shoot that ASAP!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: dimo on Sat, 12 January 2019, 23:55:59
I might be an idiot and missing this completely but have you released the pantones for this?

Iím thinking of cerakoting a board for this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Sun, 13 January 2019, 07:25:41
I might be an idiot and missing this completely but have you released the pantones for this?

Iím thinking of cerakoting a board for this

I chose RAL colors but here are the Pantone:
2148C and 178C.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Sun, 13 January 2019, 12:55:31
When/Where will the RAMA caps be sold? And what is usual lead time for RAMA caps?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Sun, 13 January 2019, 16:23:10
When/Where will the RAMA caps be sold? And what is usual lead time for RAMA caps?

They will be in pre-order during the GB of the GMK Bentō set :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: ideus on Sun, 13 January 2019, 16:59:41
Is the beige base color any close to L9? Not familiar with RAL colors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Sun, 13 January 2019, 18:38:40
Is the beige base color any close to L9? Not familiar with RAL colors.

It's more warm, like a rose cream I'd say.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: dimo on Sun, 13 January 2019, 19:57:36
Are there advantages to using RAL? What are the differences and why would someone use one over the other ?:)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: biip on Mon, 14 January 2019, 01:50:50
Are there advantages to using RAL? What are the differences and why would someone use one over the other ?:)

Better color matching. Canít really go deeper but GMK told me that itís more easy for them to get accurate colors with RAL references.

what is usual lead time for RAMA caps?

It's usually 5-8 weeks depending on the quantity.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Mon, 14 January 2019, 07:06:55
Trail design reveal:
(https://i.imgur.com/jyjwJ8i.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Paddel06 on Mon, 14 January 2019, 07:26:07
That looks awesome!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: forevermadrigal on Mon, 14 January 2019, 08:06:35
Sweet sweet tray design :D

Is 160 the final price?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: P1ngou1N on Mon, 14 January 2019, 08:12:05
Trail is as Nice as the set !

Have you found time to shoot pictures of the samples ?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Mon, 14 January 2019, 08:29:49
Sweet sweet tray design :D

Is 160 the final price?

I need to ask.

Trail is as Nice as the set !

Have you found time to shoot pictures of the samples ?

I will only have color samples after (or maybe during) the GB phase.
I have already received the deskamts samples and some colors needs to be adjusted tho. Gonna shoot that this week-end!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: P1ngou1N on Mon, 14 January 2019, 08:39:27
I should have specified I was speaking about the deskmats !

All right then ! Thanks !
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
Post by: ideus on Mon, 14 January 2019, 12:55:37
Is the beige base color any close to L9? Not familiar with RAL colors.

It's more warm, like a rose cream I'd say.


Sorry for going deeper into this, but due to a very limited budget for boards this year I may be in the interest in pairing the small bars in your space bar set with OG Cherry. So I wonder if they go along well or if their colors are far apart. What are the RAL codes for L9 and your choice of Beige for the set? Is there any page where I can check them?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: P1ngou1N on Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:02:54
Hey, planning on buying the nano bento as well but was wondering what is the use of the slider ?

And Biip, do you know the guys at keebwerk ? Checked their insta and they don't seem to have ever released anything. They do a lot of renders but that's about it.
Title: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: dimo on Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:03:45
Hey, planning on buying the nano bento as well but was wondering what is the use of the slider ?

anything you want.

I suggest you ask the designer of the slider that, not the designer of the keyset

and keebwerkís website answers your question


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: P1ngou1N on Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:14:27

anything you want.

I suggest you ask the designer of the slider that, not the designer of the keyset

and keebwerkís website answers your question


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Oh, I was asking to anyone who can answer me, not just Biip. I know he didn't design the nano.

I checked already their Website and couldn't find any information ? Do you have a link please ?

Thanks !
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: dimo on Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:16:18

anything you want.

I suggest you ask the designer of the slider that, not the designer of the keyset

and keebwerkís website answers your question


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Oh, I was asking to anyone who can answer me, not just Biip. I know he didn't design the nano.

I checked already their Website and couldn't find any information ? Do you have a link please ?

Thanks !


It says right in the description of the slider that itís a potentiometer and can be programmed to anything, volume, brightness, etc.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: P1ngou1N on Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:18:50
Thank you !
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Wed, 16 January 2019, 03:16:18
Hey, planning on buying the nano bento as well but was wondering what is the use of the slider ?

And Biip, do you know the guys at keebwerk ? Checked their insta and they don't seem to have ever released anything. They do a lot of renders but that's about it.

Dimo gave good answers.
You can use the slider of the Nano for whatever you want (volume, brightness or any slider in Lightroom for example). The regular keys are for macro.
Yeah, I even already met him! He received prototypes but I don't know when he will send the final products to the people who bought one when the website was released yet.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: P1ngou1N on Wed, 16 January 2019, 10:13:56
Thanks for your answer biip, definitely gonna order one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: linkian209 on Wed, 16 January 2019, 10:20:06
Hey, planning on buying the nano bento as well but was wondering what is the use of the slider ?

And Biip, do you know the guys at keebwerk ? Checked their insta and they don't seem to have ever released anything. They do a lot of renders but that's about it.

Dimo gave good answers.
You can use the slider of the Nano for whatever you want (volume, brightness or any slider in Lightroom for example). The regular keys are for macro.
Yeah, I even already met him! He received prototypes but I don't know when he will send the final products to the people who bought one when the website was released yet.

Do you have any idea on the pricing of the Nano Bento?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Wed, 16 January 2019, 11:13:17
Hey, planning on buying the nano bento as well but was wondering what is the use of the slider ?

And Biip, do you know the guys at keebwerk ? Checked their insta and they don't seem to have ever released anything. They do a lot of renders but that's about it.

Dimo gave good answers.
You can use the slider of the Nano for whatever you want (volume, brightness or any slider in Lightroom for example). The regular keys are for macro.
Yeah, I even already met him! He received prototypes but I don't know when he will send the final products to the people who bought one when the website was released yet.

Do you have any idea on the pricing of the Nano Bento?

Not yet. Keebwerk told me approximatively 130Ä, but nothing confirmed :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: RamenTechMech on Fri, 18 January 2019, 10:24:34
Ahh!! 10 days left  :D

Idk if this was mentioned but are both or one Rama cap is being offered?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Paddel06 on Fri, 18 January 2019, 18:07:21


Idk if this was mentioned but are both or one Rama cap is being offered?

I'm pretty sure both caps will be offered.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Fri, 18 January 2019, 18:11:20
Ahh!! 10 days left  :D

Idk if this was mentioned but are both or one Rama cap is being offered?

Both. Brass and anodized aluminum with white enamel fill ☺️
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: _GMK_ on Sat, 19 January 2019, 14:30:05
why is the kobe kit so expensive? I've seen the burgundy alphas sold for 28 eur, on some sites (with aftermarket pricing). Considering the cost per keycap, I don't understand the price difference.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Paddel06 on Sat, 19 January 2019, 14:58:21
why is the kobe kit so expensive? I've seen the burgundy alphas sold for 28 eur, on some sites (with aftermarket pricing). Considering the cost per keycap, I don't understand the price difference.
I think it has to do with Bentō using custom colors and Burgundy using standard GMK colors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Rumblehotep on Sat, 19 January 2019, 15:19:24
Hmm would this look better on silver or cobalt
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: DasGnome on Sat, 19 January 2019, 21:34:40
Is it possible to get a render against something like pristine? Or some color swatch? Some of the renders look more white while others have a little pink hue in my eyes, so I'm having trouble figuring out what to expect.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: ideus on Sun, 20 January 2019, 18:50:23
Is it possible to get a render against something like pristine? Or some color swatch? Some of the renders look more white while others have a little pink hue in my eyes, so I'm having trouble figuring out what to expect.


I second this. Really interested in see how the beige in this set compares with L9 or any similar color.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Abec13 on Sun, 20 January 2019, 22:01:32
I bought into milkshake and I'll be buying into this too. No shame. I hope Extended 2048 is next up
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: surfortuna on Mon, 21 January 2019, 13:19:00
i really like like this.  would like those mats in blue with the icons.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Mon, 21 January 2019, 18:18:47
Is it possible to get a render against something like pristine? Or some color swatch? Some of the renders look more white while others have a little pink hue in my eyes, so I'm having trouble figuring out what to expect.

I will try to get that :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: dimo on Mon, 21 January 2019, 18:21:14
Is it possible to get a render against something like pristine? Or some color swatch? Some of the renders look more white while others have a little pink hue in my eyes, so I'm having trouble figuring out what to expect.

I will try to get that :thumb:

Some renders on colored boards (mainly dark blues, or blue cerakotes) might be nice away from all the silver and black renders.

Great stuff nonetheless

I also think itíd look great on a PC board because serika looks amazing on pc
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Paddel06 on Mon, 21 January 2019, 18:37:54
Oh yes, a dark blue board render would be a huge help for me as well.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Sic_Alpha on Wed, 23 January 2019, 09:28:09
Just ran across this, definitely interested!  Is this the best place to watch for the GB start announcement?  I miss so many that I'm interested in...  Thanks
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: RamenTechMech on Wed, 23 January 2019, 09:34:01
Just ran across this, definitely interested!  Is this the best place to watch for the GB start announcement?  I miss so many that I'm interested in...  Thanks

It is!! GB is actually gonna start on the 28th of this month. So 5 more days  :p He has a list of proxys where you can buy it from depending on where you live :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Sic_Alpha on Wed, 23 January 2019, 09:37:16
I see it on the op now. Novelkeys.  I'll just mosey on over to Novelkeys.xyz on the 28th then  ;D :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: RamenTechMech on Thu, 24 January 2019, 11:53:32
This keyset with Recolored Zeal Healio  :p :cool:

Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: zhang2118 on Thu, 24 January 2019, 12:37:58
Have samples been received yet?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: unfiltered on Fri, 25 January 2019, 09:04:51
Kinda disappointed, I just noticed the red spacebar isn't part of the base set. :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Sun, 27 January 2019, 14:24:29
GB starts tomorrow!

Some potato pics of the deskmats samples (I just ordered new ones :slightly_smiling_face: the salmon red wasnít accurate and there were some contrast issues on the dark ones):
(https://i.imgur.com/7hJXL1o.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TmfCFhh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iaMA7Aq.jpg)

Also, render of the Kobe kit on a TGR 910 (thanks to Oblotzky)
(https://i.imgur.com/0qH50er.jpg)

Thanks you all for the support and the incredible feedbacks. You made this happen :+1:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: duckboi on Sun, 27 January 2019, 15:00:16
This looks really good, seems like you did a really great job with this biip. Best of luck with the group buy.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Paddel06 on Sun, 27 January 2019, 15:13:53
The mats looks gorgeous!  I'll definitely buy at least one of those.

Monday can't come soon enough :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Sun, 27 January 2019, 16:42:50
This looks really good, seems like you did a really great job with this biip. Best of luck with the group buy.

The mats looks gorgeous!  I'll definitely buy at least one of those.

Monday can't come soon enough :)

Thanks a lot guys :-*
And now I can start to work on other ideas 😏
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: spyruf on Sun, 27 January 2019, 17:37:37
Are the Rama artisans confirmed / finalized? I may be interested in those.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Sun, 27 January 2019, 17:54:53
Are the Rama artisans confirmed / finalized? I may be interested in those.

both yea!
Aluminium anodised (PMS 178 C) with white enamel fill keycap and Hand mirror polished PVD Brass keycap :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Rubbermilitia on Sun, 27 January 2019, 18:14:42
Are the Rama artisans confirmed / finalized? I may be interested in those.

both yea!
Aluminium anodised (PMS 178 C) with white enamel fill keycap and Hand mirror polished PVD Brass keycap :thumb:

Super excited for this set with the rama artisans- the rama caps are gonna be dead sexy in the volcano 660
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: urbantheii on Sun, 27 January 2019, 19:36:42
Are the Rama artisans confirmed / finalized? I may be interested in those.

both yea!
Aluminium anodised (PMS 178 C) with white enamel fill keycap and Hand mirror polished PVD Brass keycap :thumb:

Super excited for this set with the rama artisans- the rama caps are gonna be dead sexy in the volcano 660

OMG I was planning to do the same exact thing lol
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: rudeboy on Sun, 27 January 2019, 20:34:32
PBT or ABS? And doubleshot? Still new to this keycap / groupbuy thing, spare me :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: eyedrop on Sun, 27 January 2019, 20:55:20
GMK is ABS.  But this set is lovely.  Good job biip, will definitely join tomorrow.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Sic_Alpha on Mon, 28 January 2019, 00:14:44
Woo! Just ordered my first set of keycaps from a group buy!  The deskmats weren't there.  Are they going to be available separately?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: mrpetrov on Mon, 28 January 2019, 00:31:27
Ordered, the full suite of keycaps and the salmon enamel artisan from Rama. Deskmats not up yet.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: bengine on Mon, 28 January 2019, 00:41:37
Any limit to the RAMA keycaps?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: RamenTechMech on Mon, 28 January 2019, 00:55:45
Any limit to the RAMA keycaps?

Hopefully not!! I plan on getting at least two for this set  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Paddel06 on Mon, 28 January 2019, 01:05:14
I'm glad the Kobe kit made it into the GB.
Now I am just waiting for Candykeys to finally start selling as well...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Mon, 28 January 2019, 02:11:38
Thank you all 😘
Glad to see that the Kobe kit is so successful!
I will create the GB thread very soon!


Any limit to the RAMA keycaps?

No, there is just a MOQ which is 50.

Woo! Just ordered my first set of keycaps from a group buy!  The deskmats weren't there.  Are they going to be available separately?

Yeah, deskmats will be available later. We are currently waiting for new samples!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Rubbermilitia on Mon, 28 January 2019, 02:47:21
Yup, that's the most I've ever spent on keycaps. Praying that this isn't another GMK Necro, cause this set is gorgeous!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: biip on Mon, 28 January 2019, 03:25:06
Yup, that's the most I've ever spent on keycaps. Praying that this isn't another GMK Necro, cause this set is gorgeous!

I already chose RAL colors (IRL) in order to make the color matching easier for GMK. I should get samples very soon, but I super confident.
I rather delay the shipping and have perfect colors than hurry :thumb:

GB thread should be up soonô

Proxies

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: dimo on Mon, 28 January 2019, 03:58:59
Bought :P
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: rejuvienate on Mon, 28 January 2019, 04:17:07
Now I just need RAMA to give some updates regarding the U80-A!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: snelltrail on Mon, 28 January 2019, 04:22:36
So excited to see this open! GL with GB, and thanks again for such an awesome set, biip!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: biip on Mon, 28 January 2019, 06:02:34
So excited to see this open! GL with GB, and thanks again for such an awesome set, biip!

thanks for the awesome support :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: Rubbermilitia on Mon, 28 January 2019, 10:37:07
Yup, that's the most I've ever spent on keycaps. Praying that this isn't another GMK Necro, cause this set is gorgeous!

I already chose RAL colors (IRL) in order to make the color matching easier for GMK. I should get samples very soon, but I super confident.
I rather delay the shipping and have perfect colors than hurry :thumb:


Nice you thought of everything!

PS Nano slider has shown up on the keebwerk page: https://www.keebwerk.com/nano-bento/
Looks like preorder is only available on candykeys as of now: https://candykeys.com/product/keebwerk-nano-bento

Nano seems to be a fair price considering everything that goes into it. Might have to skip it though if it doesn't match my volcano... I think the volcano will be a darker bluish-gray, we'll see
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
Post by: RamenTechMech on Mon, 28 January 2019, 10:58:28
Yup, that's the most I've ever spent on keycaps. Praying that this isn't another GMK Necro, cause this set is gorgeous!

I already chose RAL colors (IRL) in order to make the color matching easier for GMK. I should get samples very soon, but I super confident.
I rather delay the shipping and have perfect colors than hurry :thumb:


Nice you thought of everything!

PS Nano slider has shown up on the keebwerk page: https://www.keebwerk.com/nano-bento/
Looks like preorder is only available on candykeys as of now: https://candykeys.com/product/keebwerk-nano-bento

Nano seems to be a fair price considering everything that goes into it. Might have to skip it though if it doesn't match my volcano... I think the volcano will be a darker bluish-gray, we'll see

Whaa! That slider looks amazing! I see that Novelkeys is one of the proxy's

Do we have an ETA on when they are going to be up on the site?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: Sic_Alpha on Mon, 28 January 2019, 12:05:04
Slider looks cool. I hadn't even seen it announced anywhere else  :-X
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 28 January 2019, 14:02:35
Joined GB. Thank you.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: derznation on Mon, 28 January 2019, 14:18:21
I'm in! We should hit MOQ no problem, this set is sick!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: frewtkeek on Mon, 28 January 2019, 14:24:10
Yaay! First post in this forum and joined the GB :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 28 January 2019, 14:52:46
I'm in! We should hit MOQ no problem, this set is sick!

The pricing is very reasonable and the set is sick af.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: sodapopcan on Mon, 28 January 2019, 16:48:57
Set looks awesome, this is my first buy and Iím excited. Bought every config and am interested in the mat and the nano as well as the keyboard sleeve you mentioned but that sounds like a possibility and not a guarantee right now as I havnt seen much else about it?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: HPE1000 on Mon, 28 January 2019, 18:47:51
Joined  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: Signature on Mon, 28 January 2019, 18:51:51
Locked

GB at https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99168.0
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB live!)
Post by: Jkush463 on Mon, 28 January 2019, 18:51:55
joined, imm hyped.