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Title: [IC] GMK Nines (GB IS LIVE!)
Post by: Emir on Sat, 09 February 2019, 14:54:45
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Hi Everyone,

With Linjšr in progress and soon concluding, I want to move on to my next project - a N9-U9 GMK set! This is heavily inspired by Carbon Boneyard, and I have made sure T0mb3ry was OK with it.

The base kit is as follows:
(https://i.imgur.com/6jAoIoQ.jpg)

Renders by Oblotzky:

Jane V2
(https://i.imgur.com/yswnlob.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IGYggOO.jpg)
silver
(https://i.imgur.com/yXSoRzv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jw8uAk9.jpg)

M60-A
(https://i.imgur.com/zmEJZMc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5JjR0DO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZjIxVI0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2zBqike.jpg)

Andromeda
(https://i.imgur.com/tflwy8E.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/c9HBMAi.jpg)


This uses the stock N9/U9 colors from GMK, which most of us are familiar with by now:
(https://uniqey.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/205091409/keycap_colors_2016.jpg)

MOQ: 150
Price:
EU - Mykeyboard.eu - 119 Euro
US - Kono.store - 129 USD
Asia + Int. - KBDFans - 129 USD


To do:
- Get a quote from GMK
- Get proper renders made for a GB by a PROFńSHŇNAL
- Gauge interest

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: ChrisSwires on Sat, 09 February 2019, 14:58:37
Oh hell yes.

That's pretty much all I have to say.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Paddel06 on Sat, 09 February 2019, 14:59:45
I really like those colors. That's a nice combination.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: ChrisSwires on Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:01:30
Please also consider U9-N9, I'd buy that too.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Emir on Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:02:53
Please also consider U9-N9, I'd buy that too.

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Ghetto accents - just reverse the colorway.  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Abec13 on Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:04:05
Other than maybe the backspace arrow being a little short, I can't see much wrong with this render--don't sell yourself short. Great job!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: ChrisSwires on Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:04:53
Please also consider U9-N9, I'd buy that too.

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Ghetto accents - just reverse the colorway.  :cool:
If you ran both, I'd buy both, and just randomise that mix and match like a socially awkward 16 year old with a d20.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Smoff on Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:05:34
Looks good, GL kompis<3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: KebabTeknikerN on Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:07:16
Really interested in this! Looks awesome! :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Pluto19 on Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:11:27
This is dope.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:28:51
Love this. Donít personally want to see the UK keys removed but def glad to see ISO in the base

Also have to agree with Chris - the reverse of this set would also be an insta buy


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:37:17
Really nice. Iím so glad you got permission to use stock GMK colors. ROFL.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Emir on Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:38:49
Really nice. Iím so glad you got permission to use stock GMK colors. ROFL.

It would seem like a blatant plagiarism of someone elses idea otherwise. I don't want to step on any toes here, better safe than sorry. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: GarrettSucks on Sat, 09 February 2019, 16:02:45
This looks very nice! Great job!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Sat, 09 February 2019, 16:06:25
YES
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: p1xelHer0 on Sat, 09 February 2019, 16:12:00
yššššš
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: vtachkov on Sat, 09 February 2019, 16:46:54
Sure why not. How about some N9 on U9 accents for at least enter/esc?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: OtherAndrew on Sat, 09 February 2019, 16:59:30
i want this inside me
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 09 February 2019, 17:03:37
Really nice. Iím so glad you got permission to use stock GMK colors. ROFL.

Surprisingly enough some people still respect others' efforts and rather try and ask if they mind them using a colour scheme that's similar/the same as something done previously, in order to foster a nice environment between everyone involved. Imagine not asking for permission and proceeding to be fully discredited by 80%+ of the community instead of having the foresight to just be respectful in the first place.

I wonder which one of the two outcomes is more desirable; that said and on topic, good luck with the set Emir! I was quite fond of the Boneyard look for Carbon but I went with Ivory instead, now I can have both when you choose to run this. Good job with the execution!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 09 February 2019, 17:17:23
i propose the name wog

as in white on grey
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: vicissitude on Sat, 09 February 2019, 18:41:15
Please also consider U9-N9, I'd buy that too.

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Love this idea.
Wish there would be a great price.  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Rykno on Sat, 09 February 2019, 20:24:05
I like it although I'd love to see all the mods as icons
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: neon_tom on Sat, 09 February 2019, 20:41:28
Iíll be all over this when it goes to GB
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: The_Royal on Sat, 09 February 2019, 20:59:01
i propose the name wog

as in white on grey

I think "Beige on Grey" or "Cream on Grey" may be a bit MORE accurate no?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: finalarcadia on Sat, 09 February 2019, 21:12:49
GMK Nine
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: airlangga07 on Sat, 09 February 2019, 21:14:33
I am interested!! would love to have a reversed set as well!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: hineybush on Sat, 09 February 2019, 21:22:48
yes
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Sat, 09 February 2019, 21:35:18
I agree accent Enter and Escape would be nice, in flipped colorway. I also agree that the inverse of this would be awesome too.

Love that it's staying small and price will be reasonable.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: TheAutoManCan on Sat, 09 February 2019, 22:28:06
I like it although I'd love to see all the mods as icons
Same here. It would give the set a simplistic and refined look. Plus, there aren't many GMK sets that offer full icon mod support in the main kit. Might help the set stand out even more.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: appaboy on Sat, 09 February 2019, 22:30:13
I like it although I'd love to see all the mods as icons
Same here. It would give the set a simplistic and refined look. Plus, there aren't many GMK sets that offer full icon mod support in the main kit. Might help the set stand out even more.

GMK Signal/blueonblack is a good execution of this, maybe it could be based off that
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: TheAutoManCan on Sat, 09 February 2019, 23:18:57
I like it although I'd love to see all the mods as icons
Same here. It would give the set a simplistic and refined look. Plus, there aren't many GMK sets that offer full icon mod support in the main kit. Might help the set stand out even more.

GMK Signal/blueonblack is a good execution of this, maybe it could be based off that
Signal didn't include icons for the nav cluster section or the Num Lock key, unfortunately. Only the 60% section. GMK Red Honey does have full icon mods though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: dantambok on Sun, 10 February 2019, 03:34:48
Definitely as yes!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 10 February 2019, 03:47:49
Thank you everyone for the feedback so far!

As for icon bottom row, I feel the set stays more classy and timeless with it being text for now - I will be open for feedback though!

As for accents, that idea did cross my mind, but at the same time it feels like there are a lot of compatible options as U9 is so popular - 9009 or any other classic colorway.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/444573924509089802/543521388644794388/N9-3303.jpg)
N9 left, U9 right. It might not be coupled with N9, but still CR is pretty close if it's legends (N9 can look like CR depending on lighting). I will keep it in mind though and perhaps offer an accent kit or include in the base (depending on quote from GMK)

As for the reverse color way, hmm...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: suicidal_orange on Sun, 10 February 2019, 05:35:43
Not here to express interest but I like to look over kits for errors and this one has a <>| key next to left shift, but that's not the UK key which is another \|.  Also the ' on '@ is upsidedown - I would imagine GMK would correct this, but if somewhere uses that legend and they have a mold maybe they wouldn't...  If you want to run it as ISO-something else that's fine but the legends should all be right for someone :thumb:

I agree accent Enter and Escape would be nice, in flipped colorway. I also agree that the inverse of this would be awesome too.

Love that it's staying small and price will be reasonable.
"I like that it's small but please add more keys" :))  I'd hate to run a GB and attempt the balancing act, good luck Emir!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 10 February 2019, 06:32:23
Not here to express interest but I like to look over kits for errors and this one has a <>| key next to left shift, but that's not the UK key which is another \|.  Also the ' on '@ is upsidedown - I would imagine GMK would correct this, but if somewhere uses that legend and they have a mold maybe they wouldn't...  If you want to run it as ISO-something else that's fine but the legends should all be right for someone :thumb:

I agree accent Enter and Escape would be nice, in flipped colorway. I also agree that the inverse of this would be awesome too.

Love that it's staying small and price will be reasonable.
"I like that it's small but please add more keys" :))  I'd hate to run a GB and attempt the balancing act, good luck Emir!

The ISO-key is on purpose, the other one is one of many flaws in the render. :) Don't worry, I will get it right - thanks for pointing out the mistakes!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: _GMK_ on Sun, 10 February 2019, 09:05:30
I think that n9 is too close to black in most lightning conditions. Just look at the q01 set by uniquey. Is join if the colour was like 2B.

About the numpad 5, I'd remove the nipple and add the homing bar.


This is your N9 gray. Too dark for me... Almost black.

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: stoic-lemon on Sun, 10 February 2019, 09:50:31
i propose the name wog

as in white on grey
Nah, since that's a racial slur.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: hineybush on Sun, 10 February 2019, 10:21:27
N9 is the same as the mods for Dolch and Coniferous, and base color for Skidata and Terminal for those unfamiliar.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: gabbbe on Sun, 10 February 2019, 11:13:17
I love this very much! Would you consider adding split spacebar kit? I'd love to get this for my Alice.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 10 February 2019, 11:57:30
Actually "GMK Nine" doesn't seem all that bad as a name. :O
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: wholypantalones on Sun, 10 February 2019, 12:21:51
I think that n9 is too close to black in most lightning conditions. Just look at the q01 set by uniquey. Is join if the colour was like 2B.

About the numpad 5, I'd remove the nipple and add the homing bar.


This is your N9 gray. Too dark for me... Almost black.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

So I have GMK Q:01 and Kekkon dolch on my drak grey no.1 which is N9/L9/CP. Photo kinda sucks, but you get the idea.

(https://imgur.com/jkodTEP.jpg)

Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: otanishock on Sun, 10 February 2019, 13:11:02
Feels like they are both black but just different hue. Not sure if picking one over the other would make a difference, if any.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: MyManMart on Sun, 10 February 2019, 13:16:06
I like it although I'd love to see all the mods as icons
Same here. It would give the set a simplistic and refined look. Plus, there aren't many GMK sets that offer full icon mod support in the main kit. Might help the set stand out even more.

GMK Signal/blueonblack is a good execution of this, maybe it could be based off that
Signal didn't include icons for the nav cluster section or the Num Lock key, unfortunately. Only the 60% section. GMK Red Honey does have full icon mods though.

It's not done simply because the interest isn't there. As a whole the community doesn't buy icon bottom row or nav clusters. If you have icon mods the general consensus is text bottom row/nav.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 10 February 2019, 13:23:36
I think that n9 is too close to black in most lightning conditions. Just look at the q01 set by uniquey. Is join if the colour was like 2B.

About the numpad 5, I'd remove the nipple and add the homing bar.


This is your N9 gray. Too dark for me... Almost black.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

So I have GMK Q:01 and Kekkon dolch on my drak grey no.1 which is N9/L9/CP. Photo kinda sucks, but you get the idea.

Show Image
(https://imgur.com/jkodTEP.jpg)


Ha!  I did the same thing!  I think N9/L9 might read better than N9/U9

N9 is great.  It works better than CR on most black cases b/c CR is darker than most anodized black aluminum and CR is also has quite a bit more natural shine to it. 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Khers on Sun, 10 February 2019, 13:36:22
N9 is pure SEX!

Will join, but it would have been even better with CP on N9, like the Scitex:
(http://i.imgur.com/x25De1j.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 10 February 2019, 13:37:16
I like it. Please optimize pricing and try to make MOQ!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: wholypantalones on Sun, 10 February 2019, 14:47:59
I think that n9 is too close to black in most lightning conditions. Just look at the q01 set by uniquey. Is join if the colour was like 2B.

About the numpad 5, I'd remove the nipple and add the homing bar.


This is your N9 gray. Too dark for me... Almost black.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

So I have GMK Q:01 and Kekkon dolch on my drak grey no.1 which is N9/L9/CP. Photo kinda sucks, but you get the idea.

Show Image
(https://imgur.com/jkodTEP.jpg)


Ha!  I did the same thing!  I think N9/L9 might read better than N9/U9

N9 is great.  It works better than CR on most black cases b/c CR is darker than most anodized black aluminum and CR is also has quite a bit more natural shine to it.

You can definitely tell the difference between the L9 and CP legends on the mods and alphas in the photo. I kinda dig the L9 legends as opposed to the U9.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: TheAutoManCan on Sun, 10 February 2019, 14:54:54
I like it although I'd love to see all the mods as icons
Same here. It would give the set a simplistic and refined look. Plus, there aren't many GMK sets that offer full icon mod support in the main kit. Might help the set stand out even more.

GMK Signal/blueonblack is a good execution of this, maybe it could be based off that
Signal didn't include icons for the nav cluster section or the Num Lock key, unfortunately. Only the 60% section. GMK Red Honey does have full icon mods though.

It's not done simply because the interest isn't there. As a whole the community doesn't buy icon bottom row or nav clusters. If you have icon mods the general consensus is text bottom row/nav.
Look man, there are dozens of us out there who like the all-icon look!

But seriously, I do understand that it's not the most popular choice for GMK sets but they aren't really offered that often either. And when they are they can end up being very pricey because they are in a side kit (GMK Carbon for example), which lowers interest even more. There's healthy support for icon mods in other profiles but it never really took off for GMK sets. But, it never hurts to ask.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 10 February 2019, 17:30:37
The idea did cross my mind to run full icons, but I honestly think that it looks better with a text bottom row. For my first set, I don't want to take huge risks - keep it elegant, classy, sophisticated and simple - later on if I am successful, I will be much more open to experimentation! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: tex_live_utility on Mon, 11 February 2019, 08:04:56
Thank you everyone for the feedback so far!

As for icon bottom row, I feel the set stays more classy and timeless with it being text for now - I will be open for feedback though!

As for accents, that idea did cross my mind, but at the same time it feels like there are a lot of compatible options as U9 is so popular - 9009 or any other classic colorway.
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/444573924509089802/543521388644794388/N9-3303.jpg)

N9 left, U9 right. It might not be coupled with N9, but still CR is pretty close if it's legends (N9 can look like CR depending on lighting). I will keep it in mind though and perhaps offer an accent kit or include in the base (depending on quote from GMK)

As for the reverse color way, hmm...

Have you considered doing U9 alphas and N9 mods?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 11 February 2019, 09:43:48
The more I look at, the more I like the render in OP.  I like the medium contrast of U9 on N9.  Looking forward to seeing this set move forward.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: kiwi99 on Mon, 11 February 2019, 11:46:43
I like this set! A clean alteration on WoB which is my favourite set, and calling it GMK "The Nine" or "99" sounds cool  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 11 February 2019, 14:14:07
Thank you everyone for the feedback so far!

As for icon bottom row, I feel the set stays more classy and timeless with it being text for now - I will be open for feedback though!

As for accents, that idea did cross my mind, but at the same time it feels like there are a lot of compatible options as U9 is so popular - 9009 or any other classic colorway.
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/444573924509089802/543521388644794388/N9-3303.jpg)

N9 left, U9 right. It might not be coupled with N9, but still CR is pretty close if it's legends (N9 can look like CR depending on lighting). I will keep it in mind though and perhaps offer an accent kit or include in the base (depending on quote from GMK)

As for the reverse color way, hmm...

Have you considered doing U9 alphas and N9 mods?

I did, but I decided for a uniform set. It might have accents for Enter and Esc, though. I will consider it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Mon, 11 February 2019, 14:16:43
I suggest to leave the name as it is. GMK N9-U9. Its perfect imo.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: otanishock on Mon, 11 February 2019, 14:56:11
Maybe just my eyes. This and GMK Achromatic use the same hue of black/gray or na?

[attach=1]
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: tex_live_utility on Mon, 11 February 2019, 15:34:12
Thank you everyone for the feedback so far!

As for icon bottom row, I feel the set stays more classy and timeless with it being text for now - I will be open for feedback though!

As for accents, that idea did cross my mind, but at the same time it feels like there are a lot of compatible options as U9 is so popular - 9009 or any other classic colorway.
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/444573924509089802/543521388644794388/N9-3303.jpg)

N9 left, U9 right. It might not be coupled with N9, but still CR is pretty close if it's legends (N9 can look like CR depending on lighting). I will keep it in mind though and perhaps offer an accent kit or include in the base (depending on quote from GMK)

As for the reverse color way, hmm...

Have you considered doing U9 alphas and N9 mods?

I did, but I decided for a uniform set. It might have accents for Enter and Esc, though. I will consider it!

In that case I'm out for this one. If you do a light-alpha/dark-mode one, you have my purchase. I really wanted Carbon Umka to happen...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: The_judge_168 on Mon, 11 February 2019, 15:58:06
I think that n9 is too close to black in most lightning conditions. Just look at the q01 set by uniquey. Is join if the colour was like 2B.

About the numpad 5, I'd remove the nipple and add the homing bar.


This is your N9 gray. Too dark for me... Almost black.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

So I have GMK Q:01 and Kekkon dolch on my drak grey no.1 which is N9/L9/CP. Photo kinda sucks, but you get the idea.

Show Image
(https://imgur.com/jkodTEP.jpg)


This looks great! Makes me regret not getting Carbon Bone now

As for color, I don't think N9 is too close to black. If you compare GMK Terminal next to WoB there is a pretty big difference (and why I'm not a big fan of terminal despite black / green being my two of my favorite colors together)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 11 February 2019, 16:00:27
Thank you everyone for the feedback so far!

As for icon bottom row, I feel the set stays more classy and timeless with it being text for now - I will be open for feedback though!

As for accents, that idea did cross my mind, but at the same time it feels like there are a lot of compatible options as U9 is so popular - 9009 or any other classic colorway.
Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/444573924509089802/543521388644794388/N9-3303.jpg)

N9 left, U9 right. It might not be coupled with N9, but still CR is pretty close if it's legends (N9 can look like CR depending on lighting). I will keep it in mind though and perhaps offer an accent kit or include in the base (depending on quote from GMK)

As for the reverse color way, hmm...

Have you considered doing U9 alphas and N9 mods?

I did, but I decided for a uniform set. It might have accents for Enter and Esc, though. I will consider it!

In that case I'm out for this one. If you do a light-alpha/dark-mode one, you have my purchase. I really wanted Carbon Umka to happen...

Can't please everyone, sorry man. :/

Well at this point it's fairly obvious the name should have a 9(nine) somehow involved, I like GMK 99, GMK Nine, GMK N9-U9 (lol), GMK Nines...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: saturnattack on Tue, 12 February 2019, 10:02:25
Oooo, always wanted a light text on all gray set.  So many gray keys with black text out there! 

While it is not as light as I hoped I would still buy.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: megaforce93 on Tue, 12 February 2019, 11:20:20
gmk noir

10/10 set would cop if price is right. Which is should since its normie colours + simple compat.



Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 13 February 2019, 06:03:47
GMK Renders are in:
No ISO-UK:
(https://i.imgur.com/H2fgzZv.jpg)


w. ISO-UK:
(https://i.imgur.com/NCKiVtU.jpg)

Waiting for quotes, will update once I have calculated the price with mykeyboard.eu after receiving the quote. I can tell you that there won't be large margins, so this set will be pretty close to as cheap it can be!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: wholypantalones on Wed, 13 February 2019, 06:52:43
GMK Renders are in:
No ISO-UK:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/H2fgzZv.jpg)



w. ISO-UK:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NCKiVtU.jpg)


Waiting for quotes, will update once I have calculated the price with mykeyboard.eu after receiving the quote. I can tell you that there won't be large margins, so this set will be pretty close to as cheap it can be!

Love it. a 1.25u fn key, no purse caps lock, no weird num lock icon and nothing extra except the basic compatibility. Let's get this in GB.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Name TBD)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 13 February 2019, 07:08:36
GMK Renders are in:
No ISO-UK:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/H2fgzZv.jpg)



w. ISO-UK:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NCKiVtU.jpg)


Waiting for quotes, will update once I have calculated the price with mykeyboard.eu after receiving the quote. I can tell you that there won't be large margins, so this set will be pretty close to as cheap it can be!

Love it. a 1.5u fn key, no purse caps lock, no weird num lock icon and nothing extra except the basic compatibility. Let's get this in GB.

Thank you for the kinds words! There's no 1.5u Fn-key, though. :O
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: wholypantalones on Wed, 13 February 2019, 07:35:04
Ah. I meant 1.25.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 14 February 2019, 03:26:09
Well OK, I am at a point where I need feedback.

I realized I am missing one key in the "non ISO-UK" basekit for supporting ISO.

So, the alternative to the cheapest ISO support is probably ISO-US, which means adding one pipe and backslash 1u key next to enter, and changing the iso key next to left shift to ~. This layout is probably not used by anyone, and some argue the kit is better off without ISO support altogether if that is the alternative.

On the other hand, I have a quote out for ISO-UK that has one key different - which can be changed but will mean a more expensive base kit due to more keys for full ISO-UK.

What do you think? Should I make a base kit with the cheapest ISO-support (ISO-US), or offer ISO-UK in the basekit, or remove ISO altogether?

I really need some feedback on this. Thank you!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: eskimojo14 on Thu, 14 February 2019, 03:34:55
To me it makes the most sense to either support a more used ISO (ISO-UK is probably the best balanced between cost and popularity, though if someone has numbers that'd be cool to see) or not support ISO at all.

Good luck with this set by the way  :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: p1xelHer0 on Thu, 14 February 2019, 04:22:19
ISO-UK seems to be the most used ISO? i think adding ISO-UK or no ISO-support at all seems to be the best choice. I assume most ISO-users are used to not getting their Nordic/German/whatever ISO - having UK at least allows them to put keycaps on their boards while keeping down the price compared to even wider ISO-support.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 14 February 2019, 05:38:40
Well, if people just want ISO and are used to legends being wrong, then ISO-US is the cheapest option (2 keys only). ISO UK is 6 keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: _GMK_ on Thu, 14 February 2019, 06:38:40
Well, if people just want ISO and are used to legends being wrong, then ISO-US is the cheapest option (2 keys only). ISO UK is 6 keys.

6 keys?
Legends are all wrong anyway.

Just add 4 keys:

Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 14 February 2019, 13:34:44
My friends tell me, a 1u key is about 1 euro, so these 6 extra keys will add maybe 10 euro to the basekit pricing. I will look at quotes before deciding, but I guess it's ISO-UK or nothing for the majority of you, huh.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: wholypantalones on Thu, 14 February 2019, 14:25:22
My friends tell me, a 1u key is about 1 euro, so these 6 extra keys will add maybe 10 euro to the basekit pricing. I will look at quotes before deciding, but I guess it's ISO-UK or nothing for the majority of you, huh.

Poll time. ISO-UK or nah.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: The_judge_168 on Thu, 14 February 2019, 15:40:03
Well OK, I am at a point where I need feedback.

I realized I am missing one key in the "non ISO-UK" basekit for supporting ISO.

So, the alternative to the cheapest ISO support is probably ISO-US, which means adding one pipe and backslash 1u key next to enter, and changing the iso key next to left shift to ~. This layout is probably not used by anyone, and some argue the kit is better off without ISO support altogether if that is the alternative.

On the other hand, I have a quote out for ISO-UK that has one key different - which can be changed but will mean a more expensive base kit due to more keys for full ISO-UK.

What do you think? Should I make a base kit with the cheapest ISO-support (ISO-US), or offer ISO-UK in the basekit, or remove ISO altogether?

I really need some feedback on this. Thank you!

I vote no ISO
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 14 February 2019, 16:11:03
My personal opinion is that ISO-UK (and NORDE variations etc) are never going to be worth the money. I split left shift a ton on my boards because I hate having a stab there when I can just not with the 1.25 + 1u "ISO" configuration, I also go with ISO return on the occasional build for aesthetic purposes but the legends being off is the niche of a niche and completely useless/redundant. The numbers have proven this time and time again, I'm glad people are finally starting to make adjustment to GMK base kits in concordance.

If it seems hypocritical to not include ISO-UK then just remove ISO altogether but I think 2 keys for potentially every single split l shift/ISO return user out there is actually worth it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: switchnollie on Thu, 14 February 2019, 18:29:26
Nine Nine! 👨‍✈️👩‍✈️
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Thu, 14 February 2019, 22:34:37
My view is support ISO, but not uk (and I say this as a UK user). Just remove the three uk specific keys, and keep the 1.25u shift, the 1u r4 pipe, the iso enter and the 1u row 3 #~ key.

This removes three keys, still keeps ISO support and allows others to split left shift as needed. GMK minimal has this exact combo.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: typischt on Fri, 15 February 2019, 00:41:21
My view is support ISO, but not uk (and I say this as a UK user). Just remove the three uk specific keys, and keep the 1.25u shift, the 1u r4 pipe, the iso enter and the 1u row 3 #~ key.

This removes three keys, still keeps ISO support and allows others to split left shift as needed. GMK minimal has this exact combo.


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Yes, totally see it the same way as Jae!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 15 February 2019, 03:57:42
My view is support ISO, but not uk (and I say this as a UK user). Just remove the three uk specific keys, and keep the 1.25u shift, the 1u r4 pipe, the iso enter and the 1u row 3 #~ key.

This removes three keys, still keeps ISO support and allows others to split left shift as needed. GMK minimal has this exact combo.


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Yes, I agree. I rather remove ISO than raise the price for like 5% of the purchase base. In this case, to me it feels better to offer the necessary 4 ISO-keys (Enter, short lshift, and the 2 iso keys) in a real layout than half. In that case, ISO-US would be the best option - even if many don't use it in real life by own choice, it will still make the most sense if you just want to put it on an ISO board. R4 Pipe and R3 #~ are from ISO-UK, so I would change these to ISO-US ones to complete the layout. If all other legends are wrong for ISO-UK anyway, then I personally feel ISO-US makes more sense as in the legends across the board will be correct and aligned with each other.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: MeloDet on Fri, 15 February 2019, 10:32:58
It might be helpful for future renders to have a black reference point. I know that N9 is dark grey not black, but it's a little hard to tell in the renders so far.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: _GMK_ on Fri, 15 February 2019, 14:04:07
ISO requires 4 keys, that's 2.5 USD maximum. There are much more obscure layouts supported. This is just a cultural battle, a metaphorical trumpian wall against different layouts  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 15 February 2019, 14:15:00
These are the ISO keys i will be adding, to me it makes more sense than a less than half UK alternative, or double pipeslash as some other sets use:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/LinuxUSKeyboard.png)
(pulled from wikipedia)
Aesthetically more pleasing than having half a layout of something else IMO, and since this is basically the only way to have a correct layout with as few keys as possible, it's OK IMO.

I have also ordered some professional renders, I will update ASAP! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: megaforce93 on Mon, 18 February 2019, 11:03:51
wow imagine still building keyboards with iso layout in 2019
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: wholypantalones on Mon, 18 February 2019, 11:42:51
ISO requires 4 keys, that's 2.5 USD maximum. There are much more obscure layouts supported. This is just a cultural battle, a metaphorical trumpian wall against different layouts  :eek:


Make ISO great again.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: Remsky on Mon, 18 February 2019, 11:51:03
ISO requires 4 keys, that's 2.5 USD maximum. There are much more obscure layouts supported. This is just a cultural battle, a metaphorical trumpian wall against different layouts  :eek:


Make ISO great again.

Should include a 10U spacebar in every ISO kit that just says The Wall on it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 20 February 2019, 04:24:21
Added renders by Oblotzky, also realized I did not have both scooped and barred Num-5, so that has been added.

I personally love the renders, looks very classy and sophisticated!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: ChrisSwires on Wed, 20 February 2019, 04:35:21
Added renders by Oblotzky, also realized I did not have both scooped and barred Num-5, so that has been added.

I personally love the renders, looks very classy and sophisticated!
Agree, I'm down.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: _GMK_ on Wed, 20 February 2019, 04:37:28
I didn't have a clear opinion about this set. It seemed nice and familiar. But then I rediscovered a forgotten pok3r keyboard which used exactly this colorscheme. And then suddenly I'm not sure if I like it or not  :))
Well, as an afterthought this gmk set should be way darker, since the renderings in the first post are completely wrong.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 20 February 2019, 04:39:27
I didn't have a clear opinion about this set. It seemed nice and familiar. But then I rediscovered a forgotten pok3r keyboard which used exactly this colorscheme. And then suddenly I'm not sure if I like it or not  :))
Well, as an afterthought this gmk set should be way darker, since the renderings in the first post are completely wrong.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

A pok3r keyset could be in any colorway and it'd still look bad to me. ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: MeloDet on Wed, 20 February 2019, 09:12:34
Not to mention that doesn't really look like the same colourway to me. Text looks a lot more yellow.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: vicissitude on Wed, 20 February 2019, 09:39:33
Like icons.
When will the GB start?
Iím in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 20 February 2019, 09:49:46
Just got the quotes from GMK. I will calculate together with mykeyboard to see what the cost could look like.

I will also reach out to US and Asian proxies.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: megaforce93 on Wed, 20 February 2019, 12:34:56
hell yeah brother HH
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: CrazyNun on Wed, 20 February 2019, 15:34:45
This might be my first GMK set.  Modernist feel without caricaturing it. V tasteful imo
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: bthezebra on Wed, 20 February 2019, 15:35:42
Name is
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: kiwi99 on Wed, 20 February 2019, 19:30:29
Good progress on this, renders look superb I like the "mellow" contrast of it.

But one question, where the 5 nipple???  :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: AaronR on Wed, 20 February 2019, 19:41:43
Can you reach out to dailyclack to proxy for Australia?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: vicissitude on Wed, 20 February 2019, 20:26:56
Just got the quotes from GMK. I will calculate together with mykeyboard to see what the cost could look like.

I will also reach out to US and Asian proxies.
Great progress.
Thanks for the inform.
Ready to buy when GB starts.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Thu, 21 February 2019, 02:35:37
The renders look great!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: OtherAndrew on Thu, 21 February 2019, 04:05:23
juice me boss
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 21 February 2019, 05:27:20
Hi Everyone, update:

Mykeyboard.eu is confirmed, pricing will be this (or similar!):
MOQ 150: 129 Euro
MOQ 250: 119 Euro
MOQ 500: 109 Euro

109 Euro for this base kit is very reasonable and good, IMO. At MOQ 150, it's a bit more expensive than I hoped - but nothing is final yet and I will try to get it lower. If I am being realistic, I do really believe at least MOQ 250 should be very possible, 119 euro is OK in my opinion (comparing to other GMK sets out there with similar compat).

I am also in talks with Wei from KBDFans, but it's a bit difficult due to high chinese tariffs (explains why zFrontier is always more expensive...) and some US proxies too.

I will keep everyone up to date!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: Khers on Thu, 21 February 2019, 06:47:09
Damn good pricing! Well played Emir and mykeyboard.

 I'm definitely in!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: Rensuya on Thu, 21 February 2019, 11:54:22
+1 for the colors reversed U9-N9. Like the new name, set looks very clean GL!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: xondat on Thu, 21 February 2019, 12:58:56
Is that with or without VAT?

Just thinking for other regions it'll be cheaper.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 21 February 2019, 13:06:26
Is that with or without VAT?

Just thinking for other regions it'll be cheaper.

With VAT, all fees calculated (retail price).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: juaninamilli on Thu, 21 February 2019, 13:10:31
This set will look amazing with Dolchini... Can you go ahead and GB now?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190221/40eb402b5b86655026485ddd3a67f984.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: megaforce93 on Thu, 21 February 2019, 13:48:45
how much is that in freedom dollars
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 21 February 2019, 13:55:52
how much is that in freedom dollars

I am very close to also securing a murrican' proxy! KBDfans pricing will be similar to that of mykeyboard, we will see about US if I can make it a bit lower as there are less import fees.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: juaninamilli on Thu, 21 February 2019, 14:00:14
Dixie?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: wholypantalones on Thu, 21 February 2019, 19:54:14
Dixie?

The only two in Murica are dixie and novel.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: yaya on Thu, 21 February 2019, 20:54:50
i'm in for a set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: p1xelHer0 on Fri, 22 February 2019, 04:09:45
looking forward to throwing my money at this set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 22 February 2019, 04:32:25
Dixie?

The only two in Murica are dixie and novel.

I love NK and they have been really good to me, they were my first choice - but they are busy for a few months now so there was no room to run it with them.

There are more than those two. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: wholypantalones on Fri, 22 February 2019, 08:19:38
Dixie?

The only two in Murica are dixie and novel.

I love NK and they have been really good to me, they were my first choice - but they are busy for a few months now so there was no room to run it with them.

There are more than those two. :)

Proxies in Murica? I've only seen those two aside from Kono.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: vicissitude on Fri, 22 February 2019, 08:51:21
Good price.
One big step towards GB.
Can't wait to have this keyset.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:05:42
(https://i.imgur.com/2zBqike.jpg)
(Big thanks to Oblotzky for being so kind!)

On popular request, here are the reverse accents. Honestly, it doesn't look too bad, and I'm not even much of an accent guy. :D

Do we want this, on the expense of a higher price for the basekit? Give me your thoughts!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: mrpetrov on Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:13:12
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/2zBqike.jpg)

(Big thanks to Oblotzky for being so kind!)

On popular request, here are the reverse accents. Honestly, it doesn't look too bad, and I'm not even much of an accent guy. :D

Do we want this, on the expense of a higher price for the basekit? Give me your thoughts!

YES YES YES YES AND MORE YES.

To my mind, this is the icing on the cake of this set! Looks perfect!

Thanks so much for showing this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: p1xelHer0 on Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:20:22
accents looks amaaazing! yes please.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: pcire on Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:22:17
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/2zBqike.jpg)

(Big thanks to Oblotzky for being so kind!)

On popular request, here are the reverse accents. Honestly, it doesn't look too bad, and I'm not even much of an accent guy. :D

Do we want this, on the expense of a higher price for the basekit? Give me your thoughts!

Yes, of course!
How much higher would the price be? Not that it matters, Iím just curious.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: vtachkov on Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:31:26
Totally in with the accents now. Thanks for taking our feedback into account.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: h3xadat on Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:47:43
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/2zBqike.jpg)

(Big thanks to Oblotzky for being so kind!)

On popular request, here are the reverse accents. Honestly, it doesn't look too bad, and I'm not even much of an accent guy. :D

Do we want this, on the expense of a higher price for the basekit? Give me your thoughts!

+1 for the reverse accents. A complete reverse set would be great, too :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: monkt on Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:57:36
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/2zBqike.jpg)

(Big thanks to Oblotzky for being so kind!)

On popular request, here are the reverse accents. Honestly, it doesn't look too bad, and I'm not even much of an accent guy. :D

Do we want this, on the expense of a higher price for the basekit? Give me your thoughts!


That looks really nice. In favor of the accents, depending on the price jump.


But comparing this render (which I love), to the original base set render, Iím a little concerned there might not be enough contrast between the U9 legends and the background N9. This newest render looks great in terms of legibility. But the base set render, as well as the photo with the gmk sample caps makes me worry that U9 wonít stand out as well as it does in this render. To my eyes, the legends here look closer to L9 (based on the GMK stock colors photo). I havenít seen either of these colors in person, so Iím relying on those more experienced here to weigh in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: kolyz on Fri, 22 February 2019, 12:24:13
The accents look fantastic!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 22 February 2019, 12:50:10
Totally in with the accents now. Thanks for taking our feedback into account.

Feedback is the most important thing to me. I lowered profit margin to one fifth of what was suggested, I really do my best to cater to the community and not personal greed.

That looks really nice. In favor of the accents, depending on the price jump.


But comparing this render (which I love), to the original base set render, Iím a little concerned there might not be enough contrast between the U9 legends and the background N9. This newest render looks great in terms of legibility. But the base set render, as well as the photo with the gmk sample caps makes me worry that U9 wonít stand out as well as it does in this render. To my eyes, the legends here look closer to L9 (based on the GMK stock colors photo). I havenít seen either of these colors in person, so Iím relying on those more experienced here to weigh in.

Honestly U9 and L9 are very different, beige vs off-white. That said, please consider that these colors will look different depending on lighting. Oblotzky who made the renders has access to both colors and is a veteran. N9 can look almost black in some conditions, and bright like the GMK sample shot in the OP others. These are stock GMK colors, so I hope most people know what they are getting here. There are many sets with both U9 (9009 for example), as well as many sets with N9 (Skidata, Terminal, Q:01, etc). Please view photos of these as reference points.

With that said, I have asked GMK for an updated quote with accents, and asked oblotzky to render it for me. :) Thank you for the feedback! Please note that this will raise the price, however.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: wholypantalones on Fri, 22 February 2019, 14:13:08
Already have 14 sets of beige with dark legends. Nope on the accents, honestly.

I would think that either round of GMK Classic Retro, Either round of GMK 9009, EnjoyPBT 9009 or any beige EnjoyPBT set would have some nice accents to use already. Don't drive the cost up.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: ChrisSwires on Fri, 22 February 2019, 14:14:06
Pass on the accents for me also.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 22 February 2019, 15:39:01
Damn, this sure is annoying. I want to please everyone, so divided camps really make it difficult here.

We are talking 3-5USD on the quote here, then again same could be said to add the ISO UK keys for example. I think it offers flavor to the set personally, and I already voiced earlier in the thread that I do agree that any other beige mods could pass as accents... I think it might entice more people to buy it, while 3ish USD won't turn off the ones already interested - fair trade-off, no?

In any case, not everyone will be happy regardless. Let's run with the accents for now - we still have time until GB to remove em if so, or even add more - so please keep discussion open. I am open to all feedback.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: juaninamilli on Fri, 22 February 2019, 16:14:49
The two accents look great imo and no other accents will match "perfectly". Most (not all) accents share, at least, one color with the set. I can't think of any accents that would have either of these colors for the legend. I say get rid of ISO... Look at the numbers for accents vs ISO in Jamon.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: wholypantalones on Fri, 22 February 2019, 16:47:41
The two accents look great imo and no other accents will match "perfectly". Most (not all) accents share, at least, one color with the set. I can't think of any accents that would have either of these colors for the legend. I say get rid of ISO... Look at the numbers for accents vs ISO in Jamon.

Every beige GMK set uses U9 for the mods and L9 for the alphas. The legends are CR, aside from that other beige mods are a perfect match.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: juaninamilli on Fri, 22 February 2019, 16:55:33
"The legends are N9, aside from that other beige mods are a perfect match."
Aside from that is not perfect.  Will two perfectly matched accent keys really kill this set for you? Or... Are you so set in your opinion that nothing anyone says will matter?
The two accents look great imo and no other accents will match "perfectly". Most (not all) accents share, at least, one color with the set. I can't think of any accents that would have either of these colors for the legend. I say get rid of ISO... Look at the numbers for accents vs ISO in Jamon.

Every beige GMK set uses U9 for the mods and L9 for the alphas. The legends are CR, aside from that other beige mods are a perfect match.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: monkt on Fri, 22 February 2019, 17:09:11
Honestly U9 and L9 are very different, beige vs off-white. That said, please consider that these colors will look different depending on lighting. Oblotzky who made the renders has access to both colors and is a veteran. N9 can look almost black in some conditions, and bright like the GMK sample shot in the OP others. These are stock GMK colors, so I hope most people know what they are getting here. There are many sets with both U9 (9009 for example), as well as many sets with N9 (Skidata, Terminal, Q:01, etc). Please view photos of these as reference points.


Thanks. I had a look at the sets you mentioned. I like U9 as a color, and in Oblotskyís render it looks great, but I canít find any other sets that uses U9 for the legends on a dark background. Q:01 which you referenced, uses L9 according to the Uniqey product page. Is there any set that uses U9 legends on a dark background? I love everything about this set otherwise, so Iím just hoping for some reassurance regarding the contrast/legibility.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 22 February 2019, 17:16:49
Thanks. I had a look at the sets you mentioned. I like U9 as a color, and in Oblotskyís render it looks great, but I canít find any other sets that uses U9 for the legends on a dark background. Q:01 which you referenced, uses L9 according to the Uniqey product page. Is there any set that uses U9 legends on a dark background? I love everything about this set otherwise, so Iím just hoping for some reassurance regarding the contrast/legibility.

There isn't one that I am aware of, aren't you excited about this set being the first(?) :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: stoic-lemon on Fri, 22 February 2019, 19:35:31
By The Nine this is a beautiful looking set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: depletedvespene on Fri, 22 February 2019, 19:50:06
What do you think? Should I make a base kit with the cheapest ISO-support (ISO-US), or offer ISO-UK in the basekit, or remove ISO altogether?

Might be a bit late here, BUT... please don't remove ISO. I think retaining the four keys of USO-US support should be sufficient to satisfy the budgetary needs of the kit and keeping the maximum appeal for as many layouts as possible. Otherwise, we could start talking about making an even smaller core kit and then several extra "mod kits" - one for TKL, one for 75%, one for 65% (A), one for 65% (B), etcetera.

YMMV.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: depletedvespene on Fri, 22 February 2019, 20:01:28
Well, if people just want ISO and are used to legends being wrong, then ISO-US is the cheapest option (2 keys only). ISO UK is 6 keys.

6 keys?
Legends are all wrong anyway.

Just add 4 keys:
  • 1.25 shift and 1u R4 key (<>)
  • 1u R3 key (# key)
  • Iso Enter

I agree with this, except the R3 key should be \ |. No point in having a single key coming in from the UK layout.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK N9-U9 (Added GMK Renders, waiting for quotes)
Post by: depletedvespene on Fri, 22 February 2019, 20:09:53
Should include a 10U spacebar in every ISO kit that just says The Wall on it.

Should be a DCS profile (or something as tall) space bar, instead of the proper Cherry profile ó so The Wall will live up to its name. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: depletedvespene on Fri, 22 February 2019, 20:21:33
On popular request, here are the reverse accents. Honestly, it doesn't look too bad, and I'm not even much of an accent guy. :D

Do we want this, on the expense of a higher price for the basekit? Give me your thoughts!

I'll probably be in the minority here, but I'd rather not have the accent keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: wholypantalones on Fri, 22 February 2019, 20:41:54
"The legends are N9, aside from that other beige mods are a perfect match."
Aside from that is not perfect.  Will two perfectly matched accent keys really kill this set for you? Or... Are you so set in your opinion that nothing anyone says will matter?
The two accents look great imo and no other accents will match "perfectly". Most (not all) accents share, at least, one color with the set. I can't think of any accents that would have either of these colors for the legend. I say get rid of ISO... Look at the numbers for accents vs ISO in Jamon.

Every beige GMK set uses U9 for the mods and L9 for the alphas. The legends are CR, aside from that other beige mods are a perfect match.

Beige accent keys seem a bit superfluous even for a few extra bucks. Honestly I could give a **** less, I'm expressing my opinion the same as every one else here.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Fri, 22 February 2019, 21:53:19
Definitely a big fan of the accents for the extra few bucks. The renders look great. And the pricing in encouraging!

Excited to see this hit GB stage.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: dragonfell on Fri, 22 February 2019, 22:22:50
I feel really silly for thinking, from glancing at the title and renders, that this was referencing Nier Automata...

i still want it
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: bthezebra on Fri, 22 February 2019, 22:28:47
I like the accent keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: vicissitude on Fri, 22 February 2019, 23:45:52
Nice accent keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: LightningXI on Sat, 23 February 2019, 04:27:40
For the US proxy, hopefully just not Kono Store. After my last two experiences with them, I'd avoid participating in buys under them.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sat, 23 February 2019, 05:59:47
My feeling is that the escape is the only accent key needed. Having others detracts from the nature of the set a little imo.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: leexy on Sat, 23 February 2019, 08:51:09
not so keen on the accents, sorry
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: yaya on Sat, 23 February 2019, 10:30:50
Not a fan of the accents, prefer the monotone look.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: ian13 on Sat, 23 February 2019, 10:38:24
I like the accents.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: click clack jack on Sat, 23 February 2019, 11:37:19
Accents and I'm in. No accents and I'll have to pass. Thanks for gauging interest!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (BIG RENDER UPDATE!)
Post by: switchnollie on Sat, 23 February 2019, 13:02:19
I didn't have a clear opinion about this set. It seemed nice and familiar. But then I rediscovered a forgotten pok3r keyboard which used exactly this colorscheme. And then suddenly I'm not sure if I like it or not  :))
Well, as an afterthought this gmk set should be way darker, since the renderings in the first post are completely wrong.

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A pok3r keyset could be in any colorway and it'd still look bad to me. ;)

Yeah I think the typeface is the real issue there.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: MeloDet on Sat, 23 February 2019, 21:04:11
Ooof. I love that accent kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: OracleKev on Sat, 23 February 2019, 22:04:50
Classy and subtly differently colorway - nice!
Accent keys are worth it, even though most will use one or the other.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: Wilba on Sun, 24 February 2019, 02:56:54
Damn, this sure is annoying. I want to please everyone, so divided camps really make it difficult here.

People who don't like accents can just not use them.

Make it how you like it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Accent kit?)
Post by: ChrisSwires on Sun, 24 February 2019, 03:02:32
Damn, this sure is annoying. I want to please everyone, so divided camps really make it difficult here.

People who don't like accents can just not use them.

Make it how you like it.
Agree tbh, I won't use the accents, I'll still buy the set, I don't use 9009 accents either. Still love it.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 24 February 2019, 05:03:40
4 Accent keys will be added, and vendors are confirmed. For the US, we will be assisted by kono, EU the lovely folks over at mykeyboard.eu, and for asia and international, KBDfans!

I am waiting for new kit render with the accents, and also new quote from GMK. I plan to launch this in April, so in about a month! :) Thank you everyone for the kind words and assistance with feedback, means a lot!

Also, please consider adding the signature from the opening post if you want to support this set! (Made by my useless paint skills, please get in touch if you can make a better one) <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: Coreda on Sun, 24 February 2019, 05:13:29
Interesting. I actually thought the name was a reference to Nier: Automata initially, given the color scheme similarity to the menus and UI and one of the two main characters being named '9S' (called 'Nines' by 2B).

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 24 February 2019, 05:21:31
Interesting. I actually thought the name was a reference to Nier: Automata initially, given the color scheme similarity to the menus and UI and one of the two main characters being named '9S' (called 'Nines' by 2B).

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It's a play on the colors, N9 and U9, but now that you mention it... :D I can't take credit for that, but yes that does also make a lot of sense.  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: dantambok on Sun, 24 February 2019, 06:26:44
Interesting choice to pick kbdfans for asia since usually it's zfrontier. But no biggie, their service is top notch! Excited for the GB  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 24 February 2019, 07:35:01
Interesting choice to pick kbdfans for asia since usually it's zfrontier. But no biggie, their service is top notch! Excited for the GB  :thumb:

I was interested in zFrontier, but to my understanding they are experiencing staffing issues right now which has made quite a few GB and customers suffer as of late. I would love to work with them in the future, but for now I will use weis assistance, as he proxied Linjšr for me as well. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: vicissitude on Sun, 24 February 2019, 07:43:04
4 Accent keys will be added, and vendors are confirmed. For the US, we will be assisted by kono, EU the lovely folks over at mykeyboard.eu, and for asia and international, KBDfans!

I am waiting for new kit render with the accents, and also new quote from GMK. I plan to launch this in April, so in about a month! :) Thank you everyone for the kind words and assistance with feedback, means a lot!

Also, please consider adding the signature from the opening post if you want to support this set! (Made by my useless paint skills, please get in touch if you can make a better one) <3

Good job,Emir.
Thanks for bringing this set to us.
I'll stick to the vendor.
Hope to get this set after a few months.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: Furikurichemy on Sun, 24 February 2019, 07:59:22
Interesting. I actually thought the name was a reference to Nier: Automata initially, given the color scheme similarity to the menus and UI and one of the two main characters being named '9S' (called 'Nines' by 2B).

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This just made me want the set more :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: okidna on Sun, 24 February 2019, 09:49:42
I always say YES to simple and soothing/relaxing colorways so YESSSS, let's make this happen!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: depletedvespene on Sun, 24 February 2019, 12:10:29
4 Accent keys will be added

Uhhh... which four? Esc, Enter and... ?

I look forward to see this hitting the stores.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 24 February 2019, 12:21:19
ANSI/ISO enters, Esc and Num Enter are the keys that I will offer accents for. I was thinking about doing arrows too, but decided against it. These 4 are enough while also keeping price low.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 24 February 2019, 12:28:58
Updated the basekit with accents, also added 2 shots of accented Jane v2!
(https://i.imgur.com/6jAoIoQ.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/IGYggOO.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: juaninamilli on Sun, 24 February 2019, 13:28:04
Looks awesome!
Updated the basekit with accents, also added 2 shots of accented Jane v2!
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/6jAoIoQ.jpg)


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


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

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: The_judge_168 on Sun, 24 February 2019, 14:11:17
4 Accent keys will be added, and vendors are confirmed. For the US, we will be assisted by kono, EU the lovely folks over at mykeyboard.eu, and for asia and international, KBDfans!

I am waiting for new kit render with the accents, and also new quote from GMK. I plan to launch this in April, so in about a month! :) Thank you everyone for the kind words and assistance with feedback, means a lot!

Also, please consider adding the signature from the opening post if you want to support this set! (Made by my useless paint skills, please get in touch if you can make a better one) <3

Thanks for the update, excited for the buy! As for Kono for US, is there any way to make sure Kono ships in boxes? And not one month after everyone else?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 24 February 2019, 14:38:35
will look amazing with titanium gray
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: speaktobrett on Sun, 24 February 2019, 14:53:27
I love this subtle colourway! I'd be in for this run.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: juaninamilli on Sun, 24 February 2019, 17:12:11
Any hope for a purse, instead of down arrow, for caps?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Sun, 24 February 2019, 17:30:11
Any hope for a purse, instead of down arrow, for caps?
Please no. Just my opinion, though, but I hate the purse.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 24 February 2019, 19:45:26
Is this same color or different from bone alpha in GMK Carbon?
Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: krey on Sun, 24 February 2019, 19:49:16
I like the new name.

NINE NINE!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: dilkROM on Sun, 24 February 2019, 20:21:02
Wow, this set is really beautiful! I am quickly going bankrupt with this hobby but I'll be following and maybe selling some things to get in the GB.

My 2 cents is that the name GMK Nines is rad. Very sweet and simple and clean. Also, before reading the thread I didn't know what it meant and I liked discovering that back story.

As others have said, I'd be super keen to see the colors reversed, if that's ever an option (though I get that this isn't focus now).

Keep smashin'! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: leexy on Sun, 24 February 2019, 21:23:07
although I'm still on the fence about this set, I like the decision to go with KBDFans  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 25 February 2019, 02:06:55
Is this same color or different from bone alpha in GMK Carbon?
Thanks!

Both colors are different. These are stock colors, Bone/boneyard use custom colors.

Any hope for a purse, instead of down arrow, for caps?

No purse. :/



I plan to launch this in April! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: digid3ar on Mon, 25 February 2019, 02:53:36
that big enter keycap  :eek: :cool: nice!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 25 February 2019, 05:15:41
As others have said, I'd be super keen to see the colors reversed, if that's ever an option (though I get that this isn't focus now).

I think it should be run as a separate GB, called GMK Senin.  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 25 February 2019, 05:56:08
As others have said, I'd be super keen to see the colors reversed, if that's ever an option (though I get that this isn't focus now).

I think it should be run as a separate GB, called GMK Senin.  :cool:

Interest for this is actually kind of high, but I promised myself to only put out things I'm interested in myself. We will see after this run how I feel about it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: h3xadat on Mon, 25 February 2019, 11:17:19
As others have said, I'd be super keen to see the colors reversed, if that's ever an option (though I get that this isn't focus now).

I think it should be run as a separate GB, called GMK Senin.  :cool:

Interest for this is actually kind of high, but I promised myself to only put out things I'm interested in myself. We will see after this run how I feel about it!

Come on. Doesnít it feel good if there is so much interest ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: bit-shifter on Mon, 25 February 2019, 15:23:31
Please add an ISO UK back into the base kit.

This was, until the removal, a guaranteed purchase for me.

Adding minimal compatibility is frankly worse than not adding it at all (obviously my opinion).

Totally understand that this is your call, but I find this gradual eradication of a previously standard GMK offering to be a terrible community decision.

If it's not feasible to add into the base kit, due to community pressure, at least offer it as a separate kit for those that would like to support it.

The fact that this is made available in the EU makes it far more likely to reach MOQ than of it were sold via a US store alone.

Cheers,
 - bit-shifter

Cheers!

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 25 February 2019, 15:44:05
I understand not including ISO-UK will make me lose out on a few purchases, similarly not offering ortho support does the same - I understand this. :( I would like to please everyone, but on a whole, this is the best solution in my opinion and the basekit will stay as is for this run.

Some happy updates! I noticed I only had renders on dark boards, so here's what it might look like on silver boards!
(https://i.imgur.com/yXSoRzv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jw8uAk9.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: pcire on Mon, 25 February 2019, 15:47:35
Looks beautiful! All the renders pushed me over the edge! Iím in!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 25 February 2019, 16:04:32
Looks beautiful! All the renders pushed me over the edge! Iím in!

Happy to hear! Oblotzky is doing a fantastic job and is really patient with me. I definitely recommend having him help out if anyone plans on running a set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: vicissitude on Mon, 25 February 2019, 18:20:27
I understand not including ISO-UK will make me lose out on a few purchases, similarly not offering ortho support does the same - I understand this. :( I would like to please everyone, but on a whole, this is the best solution in my opinion and the basekit will stay as is for this run.

Some happy updates! I noticed I only had renders on dark boards, so here's what it might look like on silver boards!
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/yXSoRzv.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jw8uAk9.jpg)


They all look nice as well.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: fr08 on Mon, 25 February 2019, 19:27:41
Nice looking - but can someone explain to me why some sets do a down arrow for Caps Lock? Wouldn't that mean the opposite - a "Lowercase Lock"?

This symbolizes all capitals, locked.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: booleanjulien on Mon, 25 February 2019, 21:09:52
I don't think N9 is going to give the same effect as what the renders show. The renders show a gray closer to GD (same as Space Cadet gray). N9 is just going to look black. Somebody already posted the real colors:

This set will look amazing with Dolchini... Can you go ahead and GB now?
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190221/40eb402b5b86655026485ddd3a67f984.jpg)


This does not look like the renders.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: OracleKev on Mon, 25 February 2019, 21:32:32
I don't think N9 is going to give the same effect as what the renders show. The renders show a gray closer to GD (same as Space Cadet gray). N9 is just going to look black. Somebody already posted the real colors:

This set will look amazing with Dolchini... Can you go ahead and GB now?
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190221/40eb402b5b86655026485ddd3a67f984.jpg)


This does not look like the renders.

Agree N9 will look much darker than the renders.  The renders seem closer to Oblivion mod color which I believe is color matched to GQM not GD.

I'd be really excited if I can mix this set with Oblivion.  GQM monotone and Oblivion with Icon mod will be possible.

EDIT: I believe SA Carbon mods are GQM as well.  Inline with the OP's inspiration.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Coreda on Mon, 25 February 2019, 21:42:40
Nice looking - but can someone explain to me why some sets do a down arrow for Caps Lock? Wouldn't that mean the opposite - a "Lowercase Lock"?

This symbolizes all capitals, locked.

Yeah, that's the standard symbol, seen either like that or some variant on desktop devices to mobile OSes. Though idk how many custom sets actually utilize the symbol vs say the text by itself (which seems to be common apart from the 'purse' style symbol).

May have just been added to make it a bit different, which conceptually I can get if it's thought about from a 'keep shift held down' type way. Would be interesting to hear what the thinking behind it is.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: fr08 on Mon, 25 February 2019, 23:06:25
Nice looking - but can someone explain to me why some sets do a down arrow for Caps Lock? Wouldn't that mean the opposite - a "Lowercase Lock"?

This symbolizes all capitals, locked.

Yeah, that's the standard symbol, seen either like that or some variant on desktop devices to mobile OSes. Though idk how many custom sets actually utilize the symbol vs say the text by itself (which seems to be common apart from the 'purse' style symbol).

May have just been added to make it a bit different, which conceptually I can get if it's thought about from a 'keep shift held down' type way. Would be interesting to hear what the thinking behind it is.

It's been around for decades but I still don't get the rationale. This set isn't for me since it lacks nordic support and AltGr, I was just curious since it seems a recurring theme.

I'm a bit peculiar when it comes to keycaps... I'd rather have no legend or something completely different than something that in my mind is "wrong". If it said "blah" instead of a down arrow I'd be more interested lol. Same with Alt and AltGr, but even more irritating since it's so close to being right. Could never use Alt where AltGr is supposed to be. I touch type and everything but keycaps legends are important for me, for purely aesthetic reasons.

What this set does better than most though is using only symbols on Backspace, Tab, Enter and Shift. And ų instead of / on the numpad. That in my mind is the "correct" way.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 26 February 2019, 02:13:28
I don't think N9 is going to give the same effect as what the renders show. The renders show a gray closer to GD (same as Space Cadet gray). N9 is just going to look black. Somebody already posted the real colors:

This set will look amazing with Dolchini... Can you go ahead and GB now?
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190221/40eb402b5b86655026485ddd3a67f984.jpg)


This does not look like the renders.

N9 is one of those colors that will look different depending on lighting, maybe more so than most. There is no way to depict it perfectly, but I belive Oblotzky has rendered it well - he has access to it in real life as well. In poor lighting, it will look almost dark with no other pure black sources around, in other environments with good lighting, it'll look a lot brighter.

Here's a cap in good lighting shopped onto the basekit render, it's not far off.
(https://i.imgur.com/Rje5Ajr.jpg)

However, as these are stock GMK colors, there are many sets utilizing both colors - please look up references for these colors before deciding to purchase if you are not sure what they look like in real environmkents. I would hate to have someone disappointed, especially when there are so many resources for these. :'(

Here's also GMKs own render for reference, do note that these have a tendency to be off at times - even when rendering the same color (I don't know why):
(https://i.imgur.com/ERlnsbJ.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: The_judge_168 on Tue, 26 February 2019, 03:05:14
Personally I find N9 to be grey, maybe a bit darker than the render but clearly grey. Especially when compared to GMK black
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: OracleKev on Tue, 26 February 2019, 03:19:39
Personally I find N9 to be grey, maybe a bit darker than the render but clearly grey. Especially when compared to GMK black

Most of us have N9 caps somewhere.  Dolch mods, Terminal, Violet Tendencies, etc.
Take a look.  IMO, N9 is nice, but GQM is significantly better.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: booleanjulien on Tue, 26 February 2019, 06:10:14
I've changed my mind and now agree with OracleKev- GQM would look amazing on this set and would capture the aesthetic of the renders.

If you don't want people disappointed, then I would say update the renders. If you want to give people the renders, then use GQM.

Most people don't type in studio lighting. Warmer indirect lighting on this set (as depicted in your signature) will definitely not bring out the colors that way- it will simply look black.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Oblotzky on Tue, 26 February 2019, 06:12:20
I've changed my mind and now agree with OracleKev- GQM would look amazing on this set and would capture the aesthetic of the renders.

If you don't want people disappointed, then I would say update the renders. If you want to give people the renders, then use GQM.

Most people don't type in studio lighting. Warmer indirect lighting on this set (as depicted in your signature) will definitely not bring out the colors that way- it will simply look black.

GQM raises MOQ to 250 (currently 150 since all stock colors). Also might as well have bought Carbon Boneyard at that point.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 26 February 2019, 06:21:13
I've changed my mind and now agree with OracleKev- GQM would look amazing on this set and would capture the aesthetic of the renders.

If you don't want people disappointed, then I would say update the renders. If you want to give people the renders, then use GQM.

Most people don't type in studio lighting. Warmer indirect lighting on this set (as depicted in your signature) will definitely not bring out the colors that way- it will simply look black.

I understand how you feel, and sure we can speculate that specific custom colors might be a better fit, but this set is N9 and I believe the renders are fine. I love N9, and so do many others, but that doesn't mean that your feedback is unjustified. On the contrary I love that you take time to leave your own thoughts on the set and everything surrounding it, thank you!

It's stock GMK colors, one of the most popular colors at that, there are many references for people to know what they are getting.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: OracleKev on Tue, 26 February 2019, 07:26:09
I've changed my mind and now agree with OracleKev- GQM would look amazing on this set and would capture the aesthetic of the renders.

If you don't want people disappointed, then I would say update the renders. If you want to give people the renders, then use GQM.

Most people don't type in studio lighting. Warmer indirect lighting on this set (as depicted in your signature) will definitely not bring out the colors that way- it will simply look black.

I understand how you feel, and sure we can speculate that specific custom colors might be a better fit, but this set is N9 and I believe the renders are fine. I love N9, and so do many others, but that doesn't mean that your feedback is unjustified. On the contrary I love that you take time to leave your own thoughts on the set and everything surrounding it, thank you!

It's stock GMK colors, one of the most popular colors at that, there are many references for people to know what they are getting.

Thanks for your consideration.
N9 is nice and the stock color MoQ is a definite plus.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: booleanjulien on Tue, 26 February 2019, 08:38:44
Also might as well have bought Carbon Boneyard at that point.

Just googled, did not realize this set (using GQM) could be created using these kits. Thank you!


Also, the photoshopped pictures of photographed N9 into the render *did* look pretty far off to me, so I went ahead and adjusted the render to match it:

(https://i.imgur.com/u3fkiAD.png)

(This is considering that the top of the photographed is glaring)

This seems to me to be a better representation of what the set will look like.

For easy comparison:

(https://i.imgur.com/Rje5Ajr.jpg)

I love N9, and so do many others, but that doesn't mean that your feedback is unjustified. On the contrary I love that you take time to leave your own thoughts on the set and everything surrounding it, thank you!

Positive attitude greatly appreciated :) I think we both intend for the best interests of everyone.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: juaninamilli on Tue, 26 February 2019, 08:40:40
Also might as well have bought Carbon Boneyard at that point.

Just googled, did not realize this set (using GQM) could be created using these kits. Thank you!


Also, the photoshopped pictures of photographed N9 into the render *did* look pretty far off to me, so I went ahead and adjusted the render to match it:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/u3fkiAD.png)


(This is considering that the top of the photographed is glaring)

This seems to me to be a better representation of what the set will look like.

For easy comparison:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Rje5Ajr.jpg)


I love N9, and so do many others, but that doesn't mean that your feedback is unjustified. On the contrary I love that you take time to leave your own thoughts on the set and everything surrounding it, thank you!

Positive attitude greatly appreciated :) I think we both intend for the best interests of everyone.
This is much more accurate
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: garbo on Tue, 26 February 2019, 09:39:09
I wouldn't really say that's necessarily more accurate. The renders just look that way because of the specularity of the material and the flat, even illumination.
It's not hard to find images of GMK terminal/skidata from a GIS that look like either one of those shades in real world indoor environments, it just depends on what sort of light they're in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 26 February 2019, 10:01:11
I wouldn't really say that's necessarily more accurate. The renders just look that way because of the specularity of the material and the flat, even illumination.
It's not hard to find images of GMK terminal/skidata from a GIS that look like either one of those shades in real world indoor environments, it just depends on what sort of light they're in.

I agree with this, both are representations of N9 dependant on lighting conditions.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 26 February 2019, 12:01:34
Quotes are in from GMK for the updated kit, I will start working on prices. I'll let you know ASAP! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Kyru on Tue, 26 February 2019, 19:42:47
Interesting. I actually thought the name was a reference to Nier: Automata initially, given the color scheme similarity to the menus and UI and one of the two main characters being named '9S' (called 'Nines' by 2B).

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It's a play on the colors, N9 and U9, but now that you mention it... :D I can't take credit for that, but yes that does also make a lot of sense.  :eek:
I thought the same thing. The resemblance to the Nier Automata menu system is uncanny. I'd be down for this set if it had Nier Automata novelties.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Vendors confirmed)
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 26 February 2019, 21:46:50
Is this same color or different from bone alpha in GMK Carbon?
Thanks!

Both colors are different. These are stock colors, Bone/boneyard use custom colors.

Any hope for a purse, instead of down arrow, for caps?

No purse. :/



I plan to launch this in April! :)

Thanks! will buy either way :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: tex_live_utility on Wed, 27 February 2019, 06:16:16
This looks really great with the accents. You got me back in :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: jortzii on Wed, 27 February 2019, 07:29:43
Looks awesome!

In, probably


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 27 February 2019, 16:55:32
Looks awesome!

In, probably


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This looks really great with the accents. You got me back in :thumb:

Is this same color or different from bone alpha in GMK Carbon?
Thanks!

Both colors are different. These are stock colors, Bone/boneyard use custom colors.

Any hope for a purse, instead of down arrow, for caps?

No purse. :/



I plan to launch this in April! :)

Thanks! will buy either way :)


Very happy to hear that, thank you! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: rondg on Wed, 27 February 2019, 17:16:09
I'm not really sure how close this is to Carbon Boneyard, and right now I don't care. I'm really liking the colorway. Hope this will be an inexpensive set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: jortzii on Wed, 27 February 2019, 17:17:24
I'm not really sure how close this is to Carbon Boneyard, and right now I don't care. I'm really liking the colorway. Hope this will be an inexpensive set.
I hope so too. GMK Metropolis is $130 for the base which is pretty good, with this set using standard colors Iím hoping itíll help keep the costs down


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Visionaire on Wed, 27 February 2019, 18:00:39
nice
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: phatty on Wed, 27 February 2019, 19:43:25
:sploosh: keen on this, and it's on KBDfans!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 28 February 2019, 02:42:39
I'm not really sure how close this is to Carbon Boneyard, and right now I don't care. I'm really liking the colorway. Hope this will be an inexpensive set.
I hope so too. GMK Metropolis is $130 for the base which is pretty good, with this set using standard colors Iím hoping itíll help keep the costs down


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Using custom colors does not raise price, just MOQ. To my understanding, using more colors overall will increase the pricing, but doesn't matter if they're custom or stock.

With that said, pricing will be good. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: jortzii on Thu, 28 February 2019, 17:47:44
I'm not really sure how close this is to Carbon Boneyard, and right now I don't care. I'm really liking the colorway. Hope this will be an inexpensive set.
I hope so too. GMK Metropolis is $130 for the base which is pretty good, with this set using standard colors Iím hoping itíll help keep the costs down


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Using custom colors does not raise price, just MOQ. To my understanding, using more colors overall will increase the pricing, but doesn't matter if they're custom or stock.

With that said, pricing will be good. :)
Ah, good to know! Well youíre only using a couple, so that should help!

Iíll definitely be following along with this one


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Smoff on Thu, 28 February 2019, 19:05:53
Ohh since it is coming in April there is a bigger chance I will be able to get this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: megaforce93 on Thu, 28 February 2019, 20:57:02
Ohh since it is coming in April there is a bigger chance I will be able to get this!

i love kaede

i love gmk nines
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: _GMK_ on Thu, 28 February 2019, 21:31:29
Nice looking - but can someone explain to me why some sets do a down arrow for Caps Lock? Wouldn't that mean the opposite - a "Lowercase Lock"?

This symbolizes all capitals, locked.

Two reasons: the down arrow remembers very closely a a lock, which is the original symbol; the down arrow is often the up arrow, just rotated, so they save on a mold.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: OtherAndrew on Thu, 28 February 2019, 23:13:24
Nice looking - but can someone explain to me why some sets do a down arrow for Caps Lock? Wouldn't that mean the opposite - a "Lowercase Lock"?

This symbolizes all capitals, locked.

Two reasons: the down arrow remembers very closely a a lock, which is the original symbol; the down arrow is often the up arrow, just rotated, so they save on a mold.
someone could use an eye exam
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: The_Boom_Boy on Fri, 01 March 2019, 00:37:51
I wish this had text mods
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 01 March 2019, 02:13:44
I wish this had text mods

Make icon mods great again  :cool:

Thanks for the support everyone! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 01 March 2019, 03:38:05
I wish this had text mods

Make icon mods great again  :cool:

Thanks for the support everyone! :)
+1 on icon mods (icon+text is nice too; I think text mods works on busier sets like Space Cadet). GMK Minimal disappointed me for this reason. :feelsbadman:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: _GMK_ on Fri, 01 March 2019, 03:41:17
Nice looking - but can someone explain to me why some sets do a down arrow for Caps Lock? Wouldn't that mean the opposite - a "Lowercase Lock"?

This symbolizes all capitals, locked.

Two reasons: the down arrow remembers very closely a a lock, which is the original symbol; the down arrow is often the up arrow, just rotated, so they save on a mold.
someone could use an eye exam

take off those sunglasses
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: OtherAndrew on Fri, 01 March 2019, 04:42:24
Nice looking - but can someone explain to me why some sets do a down arrow for Caps Lock? Wouldn't that mean the opposite - a "Lowercase Lock"?

This symbolizes all capitals, locked.

Two reasons: the down arrow remembers very closely a a lock, which is the original symbol; the down arrow is often the up arrow, just rotated, so they save on a mold.
someone could use an eye exam

take off those sunglasses
(https://i.imgur.com/WkhfUQx.jpg)

v funny bud i got that 20/20 vision unlike you
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: stoic-lemon on Fri, 01 March 2019, 07:05:48
I mean, I get it, but I wouldn't say 'very closely'.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 01 March 2019, 07:07:45
I mean, I get it, but I wouldn't say 'very closely'.

Perhaps he meant "very loosely"? :O

In any case, I don't think it's a topic worthy of arguing over. :D Aesthetically, I prefer the arrow over the handbag, so I ran with it! :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: The_Boom_Boy on Sat, 02 March 2019, 06:29:02
I wish this had text mods

Make icon mods great again  :cool:

Thanks for the support everyone! :)


To each there own. Love the colourway though
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 03 March 2019, 08:23:07
I wish this had text mods

Make icon mods great again  :cool:

Thanks for the support everyone! :)

To each there own. Love the colourway though

Thank you for the kind words about the color way!

I think in general, Americans prefer text + icons, while Europeans tend to like Icons more. Because the larger userbase is in the US, most sets tend to be icon + text. Text only is the least popular one, so not many try to go that route.

I could be wrong, but if I am right, I hope Americans start to like how elegant and clean icon mods looks - and we start seeing a icon mod dominated market. :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: gnhuy91 on Sun, 03 March 2019, 08:45:57
I wish this had text mods

Make icon mods great again  :cool:

Thanks for the support everyone! :)

Thank you for the kind words about the color way!

I think in general, Americans prefer text + icons, while Europeans tend to like Icons more. Because the larger userbase is in the US, most sets tend to be icon + text. Text only is the least popular one, so not many try to go that route.

I could be wrong, but if I am right, I hope Americans start to like how elegant and clean icon mods looks - and we start seeing a icon mod dominated market. :D

To each there own. Love the colourway though

I'm asian and I prefer Icon only / text only mods as they feel "clean", imo text+icon works for sub-legend alphas but not for single legend
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 03 March 2019, 11:17:29
I wish this had text mods

Make icon mods great again  :cool:

Thanks for the support everyone! :)

To each there own. Love the colourway though

Thank you for the kind words about the color way!

I think in general, Americans prefer text + icons, while Europeans tend to like Icons more. Because the larger userbase is in the US, most sets tend to be icon + text. Text only is the least popular one, so not many try to go that route.

I could be wrong, but if I am right, I hope Americans start to like how elegant and clean icon mods looks - and we start seeing a icon mod dominated market. :D

I guess wont matter too much :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: dantambok on Sun, 03 March 2019, 23:10:28
I may have just missed it but is there an estimated price? :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 04 March 2019, 01:57:25
I may have just missed it but is there an estimated price? :)

There was one, but unfortunately it had to be revised (hopefully for the better).

I expect a quote this week. At least, that's what I'm hoping for. I will let everyone know ASAP! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: dantambok on Mon, 04 March 2019, 05:31:44
Alrighty! Thanks buddy  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: lbaron on Thu, 07 March 2019, 08:52:37
I'm in for when this becomes a GB
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: GigaFlop on Sat, 09 March 2019, 11:03:29
I'm not a fan of WoB, but I like this. It seems more 'relaxed' if that makes any sense. I'll see what my budget looks like when these come out
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 11 March 2019, 06:32:39
Supposed to get some quotes today, which means I can prent them tomorrow or at least this week! Sorry for the delays, but we still have plenty of time before GB start in April! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 12 March 2019, 14:07:45
Update: I got a quote, but it was a bit too steep for me. We are working on it, thank you for the patience!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 12 March 2019, 17:50:18
Update: I got a quote, but it wasn't a bit too steep for me. We are working on it, thank you for the patience!

Thanks much for working on this for us!
Absolutely in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: maximize on Tue, 12 March 2019, 19:50:34
Update: I got a quote, but it wasn't a bit too steep for me. We are working on it, thank you for the patience!

Thanks much for working on this for us!
Absolutely in.

Imagining this plus your Think6.5, oldcat...  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming in April)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 13 March 2019, 01:11:26
Update: I got a quote, but it wasn't a bit too steep for me. We are working on it, thank you for the patience!

Thanks much for working on this for us!
Absolutely in.

Imagining this plus your Think6.5, oldcat...  :cool:

I already suggested it! 😂

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 13 March 2019, 03:45:12
Hi Everyone, update time!

So, most people who know me will be familiar with the fact that I really dislike Novelties, and would never think of putting an artisan anywhere close to any of my keyboards. With that said, with RAMA I believe we have came up with a solution that even I would consider using! The whole idea is to have it be as close to N9 and U9 as possible, so we will be using Brass with their Moon PVD, with a cream enamel fill so that it doesn't stick out too much from the rest of the set.

RAMA Brass cap with MOON PVD, Cream Enamel fill:
(https://i.imgur.com/8qjVzCQ.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/8lcgAT2.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/FwGr00k.png)

What do you think? :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Pluto19 on Wed, 13 March 2019, 05:05:59
Iiinteresting. Would've thought it'd be the usual RAMA X.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: dantambok on Wed, 13 March 2019, 07:11:45
That looks way nicer than i imagined
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: balduran85 on Wed, 13 March 2019, 07:34:52
I was really into Achromatic, but since that IC seems to be on halt I guess I will take this Nine instead :) Let's keep up the great work.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: ever9415 on Wed, 13 March 2019, 07:47:06
It would be better if Roman numerals were used instead of base numbers.
example1: https://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vector/roman-numeral-icons-number-seven-nine-ten-vector-7351374
example2: https://www.amazon.com/Roman-Numeral-Symbol-Embroidered-Applique/dp/B00B5E30G6
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: MeisterGrinsepo on Wed, 13 March 2019, 08:03:46
Hey Emir, I really like the set. I apreciate that you want to make an rama cap for it aswell, but the nine as a legends feels suuuper weird. Having it on esc for example is going to look very weird. Even on the nine that cap doesnt really make sense imo. I think I would prefer the standard x and o or even the wave from rama. I really hope that set is going to run well!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 13 March 2019, 08:55:28
Good feedback everyone, I will try to have some more designs rendered.

I am thinking IXIX might be cool, or 9s  to not make it confusing with just a 9. Any other ideas are welcome as well! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: voxkey on Wed, 13 March 2019, 09:06:22
I think the Rama cap looks great! I love that it has a '9' on it, making ti weird and unique. Totally in for this set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: monkt on Wed, 13 March 2019, 10:05:45
I like that Rama ď9Ē design. Like it a lot. Wouldn't change a thing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Furikurichemy on Wed, 13 March 2019, 10:07:39
I am thinking IXIX might be cool, or 9s  to not make it confusing with just a 9. Any other ideas are welcome as well! :)

I like the 9s idea just for the tie in to Nier as well.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: MeloDet on Wed, 13 March 2019, 10:09:17
Ooh. I was originally leaning towards roman numerals, but 9s for Nier would be dope XD
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Bubblegum on Wed, 13 March 2019, 12:18:19
Hi Everyone, update time!

So, most people who know me will be familiar with the fact that I really dislike Novelties, and would never think of putting an artisan anywhere close to any of my keyboards. With that said, with RAMA I believe we have came up with a solution that even I would consider using! The whole idea is to have it be as close to N9 and U9 as possible, so we will be using Brass with their Moon PVD, with a cream enamel fill so that it doesn't stick out too much from the rest of the set.

RAMA Brass cap with MOON PVD, Cream Enamel fill:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/8qjVzCQ.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/8lcgAT2.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/FwGr00k.png)


What do you think? :)

Is that the Wu Tang Clan logo on the bottom?  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: /wolfy on Wed, 13 March 2019, 12:33:37
" Square of '3' "

" Capital letter 'N' "

" Square of 'n' "

" θ "
" θs "
" θ's "
" θS "

" Square of 'γ' "

"N's"

"Rotated word"

ex)
https://i.imgur.com/lVqjbcE.png

"N9U"
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: jshufelt on Wed, 13 March 2019, 13:15:25
Rama already has the "X", so how about "IX" in that same font?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Wed, 13 March 2019, 21:11:12
Rama already has the "X", so how about "IX" in that same font?
I agree with this completely. Also, if it keeps that Wutang symbol, I'm 100% buying two.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: douglasjhardie on Thu, 14 March 2019, 01:03:53
Rama already has the "X", so how about "IX" in that same font?
This. Can't wait to get this set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 14 March 2019, 04:37:10
I have submitted an IX / IX design, to represent both nines in N9 U9. I think it'll look way cleaner and better than just the "9". Let's see! :)


By the way, if you plan on buying Nines in April, consider buying the blank N9 relegendables from the Skidata GB! It's universal N9, so you can use them with my set as well:
https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-skiidata-relegendable-blank-kit_955/
Win-win! :)
Title: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: bengine on Thu, 14 March 2019, 04:54:46
By the way, if you plan on buying Nines in April, consider buying the blank N9 relegendables from the Skidata GB! It's universal N9, so you can use them with my set as well:
https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-skiidata-relegendable-blank-kit_955/
Win-win! :)

Interesting idea. However, those Blank N9 relegendables are all R1?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 14 March 2019, 04:58:20
By the way, if you plan on buying Nines in April, consider buying the blank N9 relegendables from the Skidata GB! It's universal N9, so you can use them with my set as well:
https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-skiidata-relegendable-blank-kit_955/
Win-win! :)

Interesting idea. However, those Blank N9 relegendables are all R1?

Yes, those are all R1. Does GMK do relegendables for other rows? :O
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 14 March 2019, 08:25:48
Here are the initial renders for the new legends:
(https://i.imgur.com/ihspbdf.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/A400H8x.png)

I like this design a lot more. The infill looks a bit funky in renders and the reflections play with the appearance, but I have a feeling it will look SICK in real life! :) I will be getting more renders, too - on keyboards - so let's wait for those!

Do you agree that IX / IX is the way to go for legend?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: jshufelt on Thu, 14 March 2019, 09:12:15
Love it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: MeloDet on Thu, 14 March 2019, 09:17:44
Looks good!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: vikipedeer on Thu, 14 March 2019, 09:50:14
tbh, at first I thought "man, this is a very boring looking set" then accent keys are in and
"I'm sold"
can't wait for this to go live!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 14 March 2019, 10:25:38
tbh, at first I thought "man, this is a very boring looking set" then accent keys are in and
"I'm sold"
can't wait for this to go live!

The beauty of designing is making a "simple" set look sophisticated, I think Nine does that. Making a very muted and laid back set attractive is what makes me love classics such as Skidata, WoB, BoW, 9009 Etc - I hope Nines will be up there one day. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: biothermal on Thu, 14 March 2019, 10:47:25
Loveeeee the new render for the Rama artisan
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Rob27shred on Thu, 14 March 2019, 11:31:35
Here are the initial renders for the new legends:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ihspbdf.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/A400H8x.png)


I like this design a lot more. The infill looks a bit funky in renders and the reflections play with the appearance, but I have a feeling it will look SICK in real life! :) I will be getting more renders, too - on keyboards - so let's wait for those!

Do you agree that IX / IX is the way to go for legend?

I think the IX/IX legend looks great & goes perfectly with the set given the selected colors & theme. I agree this will look killer irl!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 14 March 2019, 14:03:06
Please drop soon!
Will render 6.5 on it soon haha.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 14 March 2019, 14:31:44
Please drop soon!
Will render 6.5 on it soon haha.

About time. ;)

Thanks Everyone! Just a few more weeks to go!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 14 March 2019, 14:33:54
Please drop soon!
Will render 6.5 on it soon haha.

About time. ;)

Thanks Everyone! Just a few more weeks to go!

A few weeks is like forever :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: cari on Thu, 14 March 2019, 16:35:55
Really like the new render of RAMA cap. Very unique. I like how this set reminds me of Nier Automata. Really tempted to join this gb.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 14 March 2019, 16:56:47
Really like the new render of RAMA cap. Very unique. I like how this set reminds me of Nier Automata. Really tempted to join this gb.  :thumb:

More people pointed that out, it's just a coincidence that the color scheme matches, as well as the name, maybe I should've ran with that for more exposure. :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: eyedrop on Thu, 14 March 2019, 17:54:55
I thought I would replace the "( 9" on the number row with the original "9" RAMA cap.

But the IX / IX is unique also.

This set is turning out great.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: ever9415 on Thu, 14 March 2019, 19:09:55
Here are the initial renders for the new legends:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ihspbdf.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/A400H8x.png)


I like this design a lot more. The infill looks a bit funky in renders and the reflections play with the appearance, but I have a feeling it will look SICK in real life! :) I will be getting more renders, too - on keyboards - so let's wait for those!

Do you agree that IX / IX is the way to go for legend?

It's a great idea. Very good.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 14 March 2019, 19:12:13
I thought I would replace the "( 9" on the number row with the original "9" RAMA cap.

But the IX / IX is unique also.

This set is turning out great.

Must buy :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: eyedrop on Thu, 14 March 2019, 19:16:51
I thought I would replace the "( 9" on the number row with the original "9" RAMA cap.

But the IX / IX is unique also.

This set is turning out great.

Must buy :)
Don't tempt me...lots of great things to buy this month.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 14 March 2019, 19:20:11
I thought I would replace the "( 9" on the number row with the original "9" RAMA cap.

But the IX / IX is unique also.

This set is turning out great.

Must buy :)
Don't tempt me...lots of great things to buy this month.

Sent from my PH-1 using Tapatalk

It's an expensive month....
Don't forget our keyboard is coming too...
hahaha
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: LevelSteam on Thu, 14 March 2019, 21:48:40
I'd be down for a set. It's simple, elegant, and kind of reminds me of the art style of Nier: Automata. Love the "9" Rama key too.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Fri, 15 March 2019, 00:59:24
Do you agree that IX / IX is the way to go for legend?
Yes. Agreed.
But what about the Wutang symbol?! I hope it stays
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Fri, 15 March 2019, 03:02:41
Do you agree that IX / IX is the way to go for legend?
Yes. Agreed.
But what about the Wutang symbol?! I hope it stays

Haha, the Wutang clan logo was a bit special.

Basically, the RAMA team asked me what to engrave the cap with, and I really had no idea as I don't usually like branding. So out of nowhere, randomly as a joke I suggested this:
Emir
can we put the wu-tang clan logo on there
RAMA TEAM
Yeah let's do it
I love wutang
Emir
hahahaha
RAMA TEAM
It'll be sick haha
RAMA TEAM
Dude imma put it on

Unfortunately, we didn't think far enough ahead, and due to copyright infringement it won't be staying. :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: obtuse on Fri, 15 March 2019, 05:39:17
Do you agree that IX / IX is the way to go for legend?
Yes. Agreed.
But what about the Wutang symbol?! I hope it stays

Haha, the Wutang clan logo was a bit special.

Basically, the RAMA team asked me what to engrave the cap with, and I really had no idea as I don't usually like branding. So out of nowhere, randomly as a joke I suggested this:
Emir
can we put the wu-tang clan logo on there
RAMA TEAM
Yeah let's do it
I love wutang
Emir
hahahaha
RAMA TEAM
It'll be sick haha
RAMA TEAM
Dude imma put it on

Unfortunately, we didn't think far enough ahead, and due to copyright infringement it won't be staying. :(

What! I'm out!  :eek:

/s

Set looks great, really looking forward to this. Really slick stuff
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: CrazyNun on Fri, 15 March 2019, 10:49:13
Such a pity about the Wu logo.  Still, the set is dope, prob will join
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Fri, 15 March 2019, 10:59:01
Agreed, IX >>> 9
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 15 March 2019, 17:39:55
Love for Nines:

(https://i.imgur.com/mVkJKZO.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 15 March 2019, 17:48:31
Here are the initial renders for the new legends:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ihspbdf.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/A400H8x.png)


I like this design a lot more. The infill looks a bit funky in renders and the reflections play with the appearance, but I have a feeling it will look SICK in real life! :) I will be getting more renders, too - on keyboards - so let's wait for those!

Do you agree that IX / IX is the way to go for legend?

this is a cool legend
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Sat, 16 March 2019, 06:43:03
Love for Nines:

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


SICK! Your best render yet of the think6.5. ;) Thanks for showing some love and support, you and everyone else!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Dovan1405 on Sat, 16 March 2019, 13:40:00
I was in for the base already. But this new rama cap. I love it.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: voxkey on Sat, 16 March 2019, 13:41:01
Here are the initial renders for the new legends:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ihspbdf.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/A400H8x.png)


I like this design a lot more. The infill looks a bit funky in renders and the reflections play with the appearance, but I have a feeling it will look SICK in real life! :) I will be getting more renders, too - on keyboards - so let's wait for those!

Do you agree that IX / IX is the way to go for legend?

Looks great! Absolutely in for this RAMA cap.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: reidd on Sat, 16 March 2019, 14:16:39
sold some stuff so I think I'm gonna have to grab this set now   :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 16 March 2019, 15:04:25
Here are the initial renders for the new legends:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ihspbdf.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/A400H8x.png)


I like this design a lot more. The infill looks a bit funky in renders and the reflections play with the appearance, but I have a feeling it will look SICK in real life! :) I will be getting more renders, too - on keyboards - so let's wait for those!

Do you agree that IX / IX is the way to go for legend?

All in
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 16 March 2019, 15:05:23
Love for Nines:

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


SICK! Your best render yet of the think6.5. ;) Thanks for showing some love and support, you and everyone else!

Thanks! Nines is wonderful, especially with the new artisan cap!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 17 March 2019, 00:35:37
Emir, has a specific date for the GB open date set yet?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 17 March 2019, 07:03:10
Emir, has a specific date for the GB open date set yet?

If it was up to me, it'd drop tomorrow - but unfortunately we are sorting out some logistics. My goal has been start of April, and I hope we can make it happen according to my plan!

Save up those funds for April everyone!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: vicissitude on Sun, 17 March 2019, 08:51:40
Emir, has a specific date for the GB open date set yet?

If it was up to me, it'd drop tomorrow - but unfortunately we are sorting out some logistics. My goal has been start of April, and I hope we can make it happen according to my plan!

Save up those funds for April everyone!

Hope to get this set soon.
Waiting is a hard time for us.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 17 March 2019, 14:20:01
Emir, has a specific date for the GB open date set yet?

If it was up to me, it'd drop tomorrow - but unfortunately we are sorting out some logistics. My goal has been start of April, and I hope we can make it happen according to my plan!

Save up those funds for April everyone!

Thanks!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: whalematrontron on Sun, 17 March 2019, 21:57:34
Here are the initial renders for the new legends:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ihspbdf.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/A400H8x.png)


I like this design a lot more. The infill looks a bit funky in renders and the reflections play with the appearance, but I have a feeling it will look SICK in real life! :) I will be getting more renders, too - on keyboards - so let's wait for those!

Do you agree that IX / IX is the way to go for legend?

This is a lot cooler than the '9' artisan - that one I could really only see being used in place of the 9 key itself. This looks a lot nicer as an artisan IMO.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Rensuya on Sun, 17 March 2019, 22:14:59
Really like that you went with icon mods as well  :thumb:

I did, however, prefer the "9" Rama cap, I suggest a Google poll!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: xiroverflow on Mon, 18 March 2019, 00:13:41
It was just a few days when I finally saw this, and I love it !
I can already tell that this is definitely going to be one of the best GMK sets of this year.
Also I'm pretty happy this is going to be available on KBDfans since shipping from any country that's not China to my country is pretty expensive.
Looking forward to buy the base set if the final price tag is 100 US or anything close to that. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 18 March 2019, 10:30:11
Love the feedback and enthusiasm you are showing me Everyone! It makes me feel like this set has a real shot to score big! :)

Here is a lovely render of the cap on the RAMA Koyu, but please note that this is not showing off the keycaps correctly (colors, legends etc) - it's just an artistical representation to show off the RAMA cap:
(https://i.imgur.com/cm3nCWl.jpg)

Personally I think that it looks great, I like it way better over the 9. Sorry for those who prefer the 9, I note your voiced opinion - sorry! If I could chose, I'd run both, but it has a very low chance of meeting MOQ for both so I decided to go with IX / IX. Hope you understand. <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: 0sirisTV on Mon, 18 March 2019, 10:35:57
Love this set can't wait for it, also I basically have to get the RAMA cap as my birthday is 9/9.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: MeloDet on Mon, 18 March 2019, 11:14:28
Any word on any other potential kits, namely a spacebar kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 18 March 2019, 11:16:53
Any word on any other potential kits, namely a spacebar kit?

I am so very sorry, but for my first set I want to keep it to the basics and only run one base kit. I know I lose out on a lot of potential buys with this, but please look forward to future projects where I might spread my wings a bit more! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 18 March 2019, 13:02:39
I have submitted an IX / IX design, to represent both nines in N9 U9. I think it'll look way cleaner and better than just the "9". Let's see! :)


By the way, if you plan on buying Nines in April, consider buying the blank N9 relegendables from the Skidata GB! It's universal N9, so you can use them with my set as well:
https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-skiidata-relegendable-blank-kit_955/
Win-win! :)

Now that you mention it, I WAS going to ask you about a split spacebars set, but the SkIIdata space bar kit solves this issue (although I WILL have to buy two of those and then trade/sell/give away the orange keycaps). :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 18 March 2019, 13:15:59
I have submitted an IX / IX design, to represent both nines in N9 U9. I think it'll look way cleaner and better than just the "9". Let's see! :)


By the way, if you plan on buying Nines in April, consider buying the blank N9 relegendables from the Skidata GB! It's universal N9, so you can use them with my set as well:
https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-skiidata-relegendable-blank-kit_955/
Win-win! :)

Now that you mention it, I WAS going to ask you about a split spacebars set, but the SkIIdata space bar kit solves this issue (although I WILL have to buy two of those and then trade/sell/give away the orange keycaps). :thumb:

That is actually a good point! We can leech more than just the blank relegendables from skiidata, let's leech the spacebars as well! :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 18 March 2019, 13:21:56
I have submitted an IX / IX design, to represent both nines in N9 U9. I think it'll look way cleaner and better than just the "9". Let's see! :)


By the way, if you plan on buying Nines in April, consider buying the blank N9 relegendables from the Skidata GB! It's universal N9, so you can use them with my set as well:
https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-skiidata-relegendable-blank-kit_955/
Win-win! :)

Now that you mention it, I WAS going to ask you about a split spacebars set, but the SkIIdata space bar kit solves this issue (although I WILL have to buy two of those and then trade/sell/give away the orange keycaps). :thumb:

That is actually a good point! We can leech more than just the blank relegendables from skiidata, let's leech the spacebars as well! :D

And then... flood the market with the unwanted oranges? :))

GO TALK TO THE SKIIDATA RUNNER!!! This would help his MOQ needs.  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 18 March 2019, 13:48:40
Love the brass cap, and some full brass actions:

(https://i.imgur.com/MuqQw0l.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 18 March 2019, 13:52:11
Love the brass cap, and some full brass actions:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/MuqQw0l.png)


Thanks for the support! <3 Nines looks the best out of any other set you rendered on the think6.5! ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 18 March 2019, 13:53:40
Love the brass cap, and some full brass actions:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/MuqQw0l.png)


Thanks for the support! <3 Nines looks the best out of any other set you rendered on the think6.5! ;)

Totally agree, Nines is just such a versatile set which can work with all kinds of set ups. I am betting on it being one of the top 2019 sets.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: MeloDet on Mon, 18 March 2019, 15:16:05
I have submitted an IX / IX design, to represent both nines in N9 U9. I think it'll look way cleaner and better than just the "9". Let's see! :)


By the way, if you plan on buying Nines in April, consider buying the blank N9 relegendables from the Skidata GB! It's universal N9, so you can use them with my set as well:
https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-skiidata-relegendable-blank-kit_955/
Win-win! :)


Now that you mention it, I WAS going to ask you about a split spacebars set, but the SkIIdata space bar kit solves this issue (although I WILL have to buy two of those and then trade/sell/give away the orange keycaps). :thumb:


Good call! That works perfectly!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 19 March 2019, 06:02:08
Yeah, it is an option for people who really need it, sorry it has to be that way. :(

So reminder about launch: my goal is the first of April, let's hope logistics are ready by then!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (RAMA Brass cap with Moon PVD!)
Post by: MeloDet on Tue, 19 March 2019, 08:00:57
Yeah, it is an option for people who really need it, sorry it has to be that way. :(

So reminder about launch: my goal is the first of April, let's hope logistics are ready by then!

No worries! Looking forward to the launch!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: nasp on Tue, 19 March 2019, 09:46:22
Anyone know how closely this matches Carbon Bone colorway? I have some Carbon Ergo cap blanks from round 1 that are looking for some matching modifiers. Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 19 March 2019, 10:37:15
I don't have Carbon Bone, maybe t0mb3ry would be so kind to provide a comparison for us next to n9 and u9 from the gmk color wheel? I will message him on discord (anyone else, please feel free to compare as well if you have access to them)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: rickard.von.essen on Tue, 19 March 2019, 10:53:03
The (R1) SP SA Carbon were WBO, OBC and GQM according to my notes.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Tue, 19 March 2019, 12:07:22
(https://i.imgur.com/XcD9H6s.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YYCUlgT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/e3OLBFR.jpg)

As you can see those colors are little bit different. It does not make any set better or worse and provides rather a unique look imo. I for myself consider to join GMK Nines because of the colors. This will be a very nice dark grayish keyset.

Btw. let me be evil. If you missed GMK Carbon R2 and you have regrets
(https://media.tenor.com/images/e735c7f06356ec0dc939e35505cb9739/tenor.gif)
 :p
So don't miss on GMK Nines ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: Khers on Tue, 19 March 2019, 12:11:12
N9 with the cream from carbone, now that would be something.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 19 March 2019, 12:55:08
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/XcD9H6s.jpg)

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

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/e3OLBFR.jpg)


As you can see those colors are little bit different. It does not make any set better or worse and provides rather a unique look imo. I for myself consider to join GMK Nines because of the colors. This will be a very nice dark grayish keyset.

Btw. let me be evil. If you missed GMK Carbon R2 and you have regrets
Show Image
(https://media.tenor.com/images/e735c7f06356ec0dc939e35505cb9739/tenor.gif)

 :p
So don't miss on GMK Nines ;)

AND HE DELIVERS! Thank you so much t0m! You da best <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 19 March 2019, 13:03:14
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/XcD9H6s.jpg)

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

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/e3OLBFR.jpg)


As you can see those colors are little bit different. It does not make any set better or worse and provides rather a unique look imo. I for myself consider to join GMK Nines because of the colors. This will be a very nice dark grayish keyset.

Btw. let me be evil. If you missed GMK Carbon R2 and you have regrets
Show Image
(https://media.tenor.com/images/e735c7f06356ec0dc939e35505cb9739/tenor.gif)

 :p
So don't miss on GMK Nines ;)

Joined Carbon Bone stuff and joining Nines. Good life,
haha
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: nasp on Tue, 19 March 2019, 14:54:20
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/XcD9H6s.jpg)

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

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/e3OLBFR.jpg)


As you can see those colors are little bit different. It does not make any set better or worse and provides rather a unique look imo. I for myself consider to join GMK Nines because of the colors. This will be a very nice dark grayish keyset.

Btw. let me be evil. If you missed GMK Carbon R2 and you have regrets
Show Image
(https://media.tenor.com/images/e735c7f06356ec0dc939e35505cb9739/tenor.gif)

 :p
So don't miss on GMK Nines ;)

Wow! Thanks so much T0m!! Since the beige/cream on Ergo rd1 is just on the accent keys, I can definitely match Nines with my other keys. You've convinced me. In 4 1!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 19 March 2019, 15:11:02
April canít get here fast enough
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 20 March 2019, 03:14:34
April canít get here fast enough

For me, time may slow down a bit as everything still isn't sorted and ready. :D I hope we can sort logistics asap so we can move into April with confidence!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: vicissitude on Wed, 20 March 2019, 07:55:19
April canít get here fast enough

For me, time may slow down a bit as everything still isn't sorted and ready. :D I hope we can sort logistics asap so we can move into April with confidence!

Haha. Soon you'll get used to it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: Kerasan on Wed, 20 March 2019, 08:58:05
April will be a month of fire!  :cool:

KMK Labs

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 20 March 2019, 14:18:50
April will be a month of fire!  :cool:

KMK Labs

GMK competition in April will be insane! :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: depletedvespene on Wed, 20 March 2019, 18:16:50
GMK competition in April will be insane! :D

GMK Competition? Haven't heard of that set.  :eek: How's it look like?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 20 March 2019, 18:41:34
GMK competition in April will be insane! :D

GMK Competition? Haven't heard of that set.  :eek: How's it look like?

Oh don't you worry, it ain't got nothing on nines. ✌🏻️
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: nasp on Wed, 20 March 2019, 18:55:28
What else is coming out in April beside GMK Metro?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: bengine on Wed, 20 March 2019, 19:11:29
What else is coming out in April beside GMK Metro?
GMK Eclipse, maybe? Or MD Keycap Recap?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: arrowM on Sat, 23 March 2019, 14:04:50
What else is coming out in April beside GMK Metro?
GMK Eclipse, maybe? Or MD Keycap Recap?

Is keycap recap confirmed for April? Where can I find out more about it?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 23 March 2019, 17:52:39
What else is coming out in April beside GMK Metro?

Wavez
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: bengine on Sat, 23 March 2019, 19:06:10
What else is coming out in April beside GMK Metro?
GMK Eclipse, maybe? Or MD Keycap Recap?

Is keycap recap confirmed for April? Where can I find out more about it?
No, not confirm. Itís just me guessing. Sorry.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: godisafk on Sat, 23 March 2019, 23:13:06
Hello yes interested for sure!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: Emir on Sun, 24 March 2019, 11:01:12
I can confirm that Nines is set to be available starting the 2nd of April! (skipping april the 1st for obvious reasons.. :D)

Pricing is about to be finalized! I am Ok with the price, but unfortunately it won't be as low as maybe some of us hoped as we can't base it on the 500 MOQ quote (because I am not confident enough that we will sell that many), nonetheless it's an OK price IMO!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (En route for April Launch!)
Post by: depletedvespene on Sun, 24 March 2019, 14:33:54
I can confirm that Nines is set to be available starting the 2nd of April! (skipping april the 1st for obvious reasons.. :D)

Excellent news! :D

Pricing is about to be finalized! I am Ok with the price, but unfortunately it won't be as low as maybe some of us hoped as we can't base it on the 500 MOQ quote (because I am not confident enough that we will sell that many), nonetheless it's an OK price IMO!

What do you mean, I'm not getting a set for free here?! Sheesh, kidsh theshe daysh!!! :'(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April!)
Post by: vicissitude on Sun, 24 March 2019, 19:13:32
great news
i'm in.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 25 March 2019, 03:30:34
Alright, so here's the pricing:
EU - Mykeyboard.eu - 119 Euro
US - Kono.store - 129 USD
Asia + Int. - KBDFans - 129 USD

RAMA cap pricing still being worked on, will update asap!

Hope to see you all the 2nd of April! <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: nasp on Mon, 25 March 2019, 09:08:45
MOQ 150?

What is the price-break and at which quantity?

Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 25 March 2019, 09:10:25
MOQ 150?

What is the price-break and at which quantity?

Thanks!

No price breaks, aka staged pricing - I am sorry. :( MOQ is 150, as it uses standard colors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Capsy on Mon, 25 March 2019, 09:12:54
Great price emir. Good luck :)

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: ARSLOCK on Mon, 25 March 2019, 09:54:00
Guess no chance for a spacebar kit for alice? sorry very late seeing this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 25 March 2019, 09:55:56
Guess no chance for a spacebar kit for alice? sorry very late seeing this

No, but I know some people are buying spacebar kit from Skiidata to use with Nines (N9 as well). A workaround... albeit expensive one. Sorry! <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: ARSLOCK on Mon, 25 March 2019, 10:15:42
Guess no chance for a spacebar kit for alice? sorry very late seeing this

No, but I know some people are buying spacebar kit from Skiidata to use with Nines (N9 as well). A workaround... albeit expensive one. Sorry! <3

oh nice, that'll work! thanks for the reply
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Mon, 25 March 2019, 12:57:33
I'll still buy, but price seems high compared to other recent buys. I know that GMK pricing is complicated though, so I am sure there is some stuff I am missing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: MeloDet on Mon, 25 March 2019, 13:01:52
Price actually seems pretty reasonable to me at 150 MOQ. Either way I'm definitely in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Mon, 25 March 2019, 13:04:00
Yeah I guess I didn't really consider the 150 MOQ part. If it had price breaks it would probably get to the level I was thinking it would be at.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 25 March 2019, 13:08:13
I'll still buy, but price seems high compared to other recent buys. I know that GMK pricing is complicated though, so I am sure there is some stuff I am missing.

Hmm, which buys? For example, it matches Skiidata pricing which is based on a 500 MOQ pricing (this isn't) while having comparable kits. I really did what I could to bring the price down, I think it is OK and doesn't qualify as "expensive". :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Capsy on Mon, 25 March 2019, 13:15:33
I'll still buy, but price seems high compared to other recent buys. I know that GMK pricing is complicated though, so I am sure there is some stuff I am missing.

Hmm, which buys? For example, it matches Skiidata pricing which is based on a 500 MOQ pricing (this isn't) while having comparable kits. I really did what I could to bring the price down, I think it is OK and doesn't qualify as "expensive". :D
I agree. One of the few sets that have support for almost every set out there without dividing it into a gazillion kits. Pretty stoked about the price.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Kerasan on Mon, 25 March 2019, 14:39:06
I'll still buy, but price seems high compared to other recent buys. I know that GMK pricing is complicated though, so I am sure there is some stuff I am missing.

Hmm, which buys? For example, it matches Skiidata pricing which is based on a 500 MOQ pricing (this isn't) while having comparable kits. I really did what I could to bring the price down, I think it is OK and doesn't qualify as "expensive". :D

congratulations for the project, you have decided not to follow the current trend of dividing the core kit into multi kits, you have managed to keep a really competitive price considering also the accents with inverted colorway.

GJ,

KMK Labs.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Rob27shred on Mon, 25 March 2019, 15:23:13
Alright, so here's the pricing:
EU - Mykeyboard.eu - 119 Euro
US - Kono.store - 129 USD
Asia + Int. - KBDFans - 129 USD

RAMA cap pricing still being worked on, will update asap!

Hope to see you all the 2nd of April! <3

Not sure why some are saying the price is high? $130 for US/Asia/Intl, 120 Euro for EU is right in line for what I was expecting for an all in one lower MOQ GB like this. I think some may see the smaller number for EU customers & not realize with exchange rate the set cost the same for everybody give or take a couple cents. For me at $130, plus probably another $10 for shipping, I'm definitely still in for this set & pretty happy with the price TBH. Think about it even with the buying power of of MD the now continuously stocked GMK WoB is going for $100, so I'd imagine MD is paying $70 to $80 per set themselves. $130 for a decently comprehensive set that only needs 150 orders to run seems fair enough to me.

The only thing I take a little issue with is that GMK is not offering any price breaks at all for this GB. I can understand not doing a price break structure like in a Zambumon or Mito GB, but damn give us a price break at 300 if it doubles MOQ & maybe another at 500 if it does real well. I could be wrong, but using standard GMK colors/fonts & having just a single all one set should make the manufacturing cost at least a little cheaper for GMK vs sets with custom matched colors, multiple kits, dual legends on the alphas, etc. Admittedly, I'm not sure how much of the costs for stuff like that get put on the designer/GB runner & how much of it GMK absorbs.

Anyways getting excited for this set now that is for sure going live. Great work on this set Emir & I look forward to getting one of these bad boys in my collection (hopefully one of those Rama caps too! :p)! So much better than WoB in my IMO! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 25 March 2019, 17:16:50
Alright, so here's the pricing:
EU - Mykeyboard.eu - 119 Euro
US - Kono.store - 129 USD
Asia + Int. - KBDFans - 129 USD

RAMA cap pricing still being worked on, will update asap!

Hope to see you all the 2nd of April! <3

Uhh... mind if it's 4 of April instead? That way, I'll join in for 9/9 on 4/4. :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Rayndalf on Mon, 25 March 2019, 18:07:30
Bento just added a couple novelties or something instead of price breaks and that was a pretty neat solution, but that said it also moved 1000 (rather large) base kits, so I don't think it was planned that way from the start.

Either way I'm glad this set isn't spinning the numpad and ISO keys off seperately, because GMK child kits are punishingly expensive.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: biothermal on Mon, 25 March 2019, 19:05:11
The only thing I take a little issue with is that GMK is not offering any price breaks at all for this GB. I can understand not doing a price break structure like in a Zambumon or Mito GB, but damn give use a price break at 300 if it doubles MOQ & maybe another at 500 if it does real well. I could be wrong, but using standard GMK colors/fonts & having just a single all one set should make the manufacturing cost at least a little cheaper for GMK vs sets with custom matched colors, multiple kits, dual legends on the alphas, etc. Admittedly, I'm not sure how much of the costs for stuff like that get put on the designer/GB runner & how much of it GMK absorbs.

This is a bummer. Minimal had the -10$ once 500 was hit and it used standard colors as well. It would be nice to see an incentive for garnering much more interest than might be expected.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: M2Project on Mon, 25 March 2019, 22:57:36
Any missing pieces for KBD67? ANSI 65% layout?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: tex_live_utility on Tue, 26 March 2019, 01:31:08
The only thing I take a little issue with is that GMK is not offering any price breaks at all for this GB. I can understand not doing a price break structure like in a Zambumon or Mito GB, but damn give use a price break at 300 if it doubles MOQ & maybe another at 500 if it does real well. I could be wrong, but using standard GMK colors/fonts & having just a single all one set should make the manufacturing cost at least a little cheaper for GMK vs sets with custom matched colors, multiple kits, dual legends on the alphas, etc. Admittedly, I'm not sure how much of the costs for stuff like that get put on the designer/GB runner & how much of it GMK absorbs.

This is a bummer. Minimal had the -10$ once 500 was hit and it used standard colors as well. It would be nice to see an incentive for garnering much more interest than might be expected.

Agreed. This set could at least hit 250 and it would be nice to get something back for that.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 26 March 2019, 05:49:54
Alright, so here's the pricing:
EU - Mykeyboard.eu - 119 Euro
US - Kono.store - 129 USD
Asia + Int. - KBDFans - 129 USD

RAMA cap pricing still being worked on, will update asap!

Hope to see you all the 2nd of April! <3

Not sure why some are saying the price is high? $130 for US/Asia/Intl, 120 Euro for EU is right in line for what I was expecting for an all in one lower MOQ GB like this. I think some may see the smaller number for EU customers & not realize with exchange rate the set cost the same for everybody give or take a couple cents. For me at $130, plus probably another $10 for shipping, I'm definitely still in for this set & pretty happy with the price TBH. Think about it even with the buying power of of MD the now continuously stocked GMK WoB is going for $100, so I'd imagine MD is paying $70 to $80 per set themselves. $130 for a decently comprehensive set that only needs 150 orders to run seems fair enough to me.

The only thing I take a little issue with is that GMK is not offering any price breaks at all for this GB. I can understand not doing a price break structure like in a Zambumon or Mito GB, but damn give us a price break at 300 if it doubles MOQ & maybe another at 500 if it does real well. I could be wrong, but using standard GMK colors/fonts & having just a single all one set should make the manufacturing cost at least a little cheaper for GMK vs sets with custom matched colors, multiple kits, dual legends on the alphas, etc. Admittedly, I'm not sure how much of the costs for stuff like that get put on the designer/GB runner & how much of it GMK absorbs.

Anyways getting excited for this set now that is for sure going live. Great work on this set Emir & I look forward to getting one of these bad boys in my collection (hopefully one of those Rama caps too! :p)! So much better than WoB in my IMO! :thumb:

Thank you so much for the kind words! <3

Regarding price breaks, GMK offers quotes at 150, 250 and 500 MOQ for every set using stock colors (to my knowledge). As far as I know, custom colors don't cost more than stock colors - they just raise MOQ. However, adding colors increases the cost - so a 3 color set will cost more than a 2 colored set (to my understanding). Regarding sublegends etc, I am not sure about that as my set doesn't offer any, but if GMK got molds for it, I don't think it increases cost significantly.

The reason many sets don't offer price breaks is because vendors, aside from Massdrop, don't have an automated way to refund each price break. This means there's logistical cost for vendors to refund orders, and if it's over 500 then that takes quite some times to manually refund each order, which means labour cost. For a set with very low margins, introducing price breaks might actually make the GB lose money when adding all the logistical cost of manually refunding. I hope that clears things up a bit!

For Nines it was a concious decision not to introduce price breaks, I hope you understand.  :(

Any missing pieces for KBD67? ANSI 65% layout?

You got full support for kbd67, 1.75u shift is in the kit and the extra profiled keys on the side. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Tue, 26 March 2019, 14:51:16
This is relevant.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7803/32531924637_d9f7bd412d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RyJBNn)Boneyard 1 (https://flic.kr/p/RyJBNn) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
I did white balance with my camera before taking photos so actually the colors should be correct. GMK Nines will be darker than this approximately by 10 to 20 percent. Also the shade will be different. All in all GMK Nines is going to be great so dont miss it ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 26 March 2019, 15:15:50
This is relevant.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7803/32531924637_d9f7bd412d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RyJBNn)Boneyard 1 (https://flic.kr/p/RyJBNn) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
I did white balance with my camera before taking photos so actually the colors should be correct. GMK Nines will be darker than this approximately by 10 to 20 percent. Also the shade will be different. All in all GMK Nines is going to be great so dont miss it ;)

KING Delivers again! Thank you t0m!

Yes, I believe they will look quite different, even though it may not seem that way. BTW, boneyard is beautiful! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: lbaron on Tue, 26 March 2019, 21:20:42
Dang this was a for sure a buy for me until I saw it was going to be run through Kono.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 27 March 2019, 03:41:12
Dang this was a for sure a buy for me until I saw it was going to be run through Kono.

Really sorry to hear that. :( Working with kono has made me see that they really are a bunch of great guys. I am sure they would do their best to resolve any issues you might have with them if you reach out.

If you really would not want to order from Kono, you always have KBDfans to fall back to, their international shipping is smooth regardless of where in the world you are (and well priced). It might be a bit less convenient than a local proxy (which is why we have Kono), but it's better than missing out. Please consider talking to kono, or worst case use KBDfans. <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: balduran85 on Wed, 27 March 2019, 04:39:27
I've noticed this set is missing a spacebar kit with alternate colored spacebars and it is such a bummer for me. Any chance you could make a deal with GMK to throw in 6.25u and 7u spacebar if the sales reaches 500 sets?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 27 March 2019, 04:51:11
I've noticed this set is missing a spacebar kit with alternate colored spacebars and it is such a bummer for me. Any chance you could make a deal with GMK to throw in 6.25u and 7u spacebar if the sales reaches 500 sets?

I mean, maybe, I do not know how lenient they are if numbers are big - but historically they seem to not be impossible to strike deals with if there's volume! I'd love to add the keys if we reach those numbers!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Solotov on Wed, 27 March 2019, 06:18:39
Hmm.. should I get this or Oblivian? The alpha is so similar. Looks so good.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Wed, 27 March 2019, 06:22:27
Hmm.. should I get this or Oblivian? The alpha is so similar. Looks so good.

Both are great, I support my brother Oblotzky 100% - regardless of what you decide it'll be a good decision.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: bengine on Wed, 27 March 2019, 08:41:13
What else is coming out in April beside GMK Metro?
GMK Eclipse, maybe? Or MD Keycap Recap?

Is keycap recap confirmed for April? Where can I find out more about it?

MD Keycap Re-cap is confirmed to start at 6am PDT on Thursday, March 28.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: nasp on Wed, 27 March 2019, 09:52:39
Did MD say which sets will be offered?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Capsy on Wed, 27 March 2019, 09:57:28
Did MD say which sets will be offered?
Yes,
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/capatoa-keycap-explosion

Go crazy !!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: balduran85 on Wed, 27 March 2019, 22:57:34
I've noticed this set is missing a spacebar kit with alternate colored spacebars and it is such a bummer for me. Any chance you could make a deal with GMK to throw in 6.25u and 7u spacebar if the sales reaches 500 sets?

I mean, maybe, I do not know how lenient they are if numbers are big - but historically they seem to not be impossible to strike deals with if there's volume! I'd love to add the keys if we reach those numbers!

Thanks for being so responsive, Emir. Really hope it happens but alternate colored spacebar or not, I am gonna hop on to this wagon :)
Just waiting for April 2nd.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 28 March 2019, 03:32:39
Hi Everyone,

I have some bad, but also some good news.

Unfortunately a decision has been made to not offer a RAMA works cap for GMK Nines. I know how many of you were looking forward to it and really liked the design, I promise we all were and did.

However, I might have something different that's very interesting in the works to offer you! Please look forward to that instead! <3

T-minus 5 days... :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: mta on Thu, 28 March 2019, 09:27:03
What is the last day of the GB?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Thu, 28 March 2019, 10:14:16
What is the last day of the GB?

April 2nd to May 3rd! More info can be found on the interest page over at kono:
https://kono.store/products/gmk-nines-keycap-set :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: TheWuggening on Sat, 30 March 2019, 13:36:00
I definitely support this run
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: blizzara01 on Sat, 30 March 2019, 17:18:23
Sad that the RAMA cap has been dropped. I really like the 'IX/IX' design.

And today I just realized why it is name 'Nines'  :))
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: pcire on Sat, 30 March 2019, 17:18:50
I've noticed this set is missing a spacebar kit with alternate colored spacebars and it is such a bummer for me. Any chance you could make a deal with GMK to throw in 6.25u and 7u spacebar if the sales reaches 500 sets?

I was thinking of getting the spacebars from skiidata as others have mentioned before. I was also hoping to get the Serika spacebar kit from the latest MD recap, but I skipped it due to the high price markup (which was later resolved I heard). I came across this GB on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/b6rnk4/gb_gmk_blank_keycaps_any_rowsize_in_standard_gmk/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
The op has since opened a gb thread here on gh:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100031.0

Seems like given the popularity of the color (N9) we should be able to hit MOQ easily. Iím even thinking of getting an extra spacebar in the accent color (U9), just because!

Edit: they even added the ISO enter for those interested.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Edmundoh on Sat, 30 March 2019, 18:30:36
All the best running this set! I like the colours picked but I do hope one day this set can run again With U9 alphas, therefore, I hope this run is a big success :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Furikurichemy on Sat, 30 March 2019, 18:45:59
I've noticed this set is missing a spacebar kit with alternate colored spacebars and it is such a bummer for me. Any chance you could make a deal with GMK to throw in 6.25u and 7u spacebar if the sales reaches 500 sets?

I was thinking of getting the spacebars from skiidata as others have mentioned before. I was also hoping to get the Serika spacebar kit from the latest MD recap, but I skipped it due to the high price markup (which was later resolved I heard). I came across this GB on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/b6rnk4/gb_gmk_blank_keycaps_any_rowsize_in_standard_gmk/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
The op has since opened a gb thread here on gh:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100031.0

Seems like given the popularity of the color (N9) we should be able to hit MOQ easily. Iím even thinking of getting an extra spacebar in the accent color (U9), just because!

Edit: they even added the ISO enter for those interested.

Already have my order in! looks like the fullsize spacebars won't be an option until after April 1st though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: balduran85 on Mon, 01 April 2019, 07:47:38
I've noticed this set is missing a spacebar kit with alternate colored spacebars and it is such a bummer for me. Any chance you could make a deal with GMK to throw in 6.25u and 7u spacebar if the sales reaches 500 sets?

I was thinking of getting the spacebars from skiidata as others have mentioned before. I was also hoping to get the Serika spacebar kit from the latest MD recap, but I skipped it due to the high price markup (which was later resolved I heard). I came across this GB on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/b6rnk4/gb_gmk_blank_keycaps_any_rowsize_in_standard_gmk/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
The op has since opened a gb thread here on gh:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100031.0

Seems like given the popularity of the color (N9) we should be able to hit MOQ easily. Iím even thinking of getting an extra spacebar in the accent color (U9), just because!

Edit: they even added the ISO enter for those interested.

Thanks for the tip bro. I too was looking closely into that GB but not quite sure U9 spacebar would hit MOQ. Really hope it does :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: pcire on Mon, 01 April 2019, 14:08:22

Already have my order in! looks like the fullsize spacebars won't be an option until after April 1st though.

They're there now! Big bars starting at $2.66 a pop!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 01 April 2019, 14:18:39
We are literally hours from going live with Nines now! Kind of nervous, I am competing with 2 absolutely outstanding sets in Wavez and Metropolis, who both are doing extremely well. I hope Nines offers something that they don't, in it's sleek and timeless style. We will see, my fingers are crossed! :) I hope all 3 sets do well, I wish nothing but the best for Metro and Wavez! :)

Keep an eye out for the GB thread.  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: piit79 on Mon, 01 April 2019, 14:29:51


... Kind of nervous, I am competing with 2 absolutely outstanding sets in Wavez and Metropolis...

Not to mention Oblivion V2 ;-) But I love the simplicity and "cleanliness" of the set, I guess I will have to scrape together another 130 Euros :-)

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Moridin on Mon, 01 April 2019, 15:42:50
Let me sum this current wave of cool sets: my bank account =  :-\.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 01 April 2019, 16:19:56
Tomorrow, beautiful.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 01 April 2019, 16:25:39
GB Thread has been posted, awaiting approval... :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 01 April 2019, 16:30:30
GB Thread has been posted, awaiting approval... :)

cant wait! will proxies stock tonight?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Mon, 01 April 2019, 16:32:32
GB Thread has been posted, awaiting approval... :)

cant wait! will proxies stock tonight?

It is live on mykeyboard.eu, and shortly on kono too. KBDfans will be whenever wei wakes up, in a few hours I guess! ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 01 April 2019, 16:33:04
GB Thread has been posted, awaiting approval... :)

cant wait! will proxies stock tonight?

It is live on mykeyboard.eu, and shortly on kono too. KBDfans will be whenever wei wakes up, in a few hours I guess! ;)

Great! Curious if I will join kbd or kono :P
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Capsy on Mon, 01 April 2019, 16:33:21
Neat work as usual Emir. I'll be in :)

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: MeloDet on Mon, 01 April 2019, 17:21:48
It's up on Kono! https://kono.store/products/gmk-nines-keycap-set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: LevelSteam on Mon, 01 April 2019, 18:32:40
Already purchased. This is a really nice looking set, great job!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: tipsyboo on Mon, 01 April 2019, 18:58:48
This is better than oblivion AND it's not a fake sale  :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 01 April 2019, 19:06:22
Purchased from Kono, Thanks Emir for the amazing work.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: silversung on Mon, 01 April 2019, 19:06:56
Waiting for Nines to open in KBDfans.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: rowie on Mon, 01 April 2019, 19:56:26
So sad about the Rama cap. :( I was set on getting that with this set. Guess Iíll wait whatís in the works for now.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: flintmica on Mon, 01 April 2019, 22:18:31
So sad about the Rama cap. :( I was set on getting that with this set. Guess Iíll wait whatís in the works for now.

omg what happened to the RAMA cap?  :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Artemie on Tue, 02 April 2019, 00:38:45
9s is listed as $149 on kbdfans
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 02 April 2019, 00:44:15
9s is listed as $149 on kbdfans

Fast shipping is included in the price, so it is still 129 but due to how the vendor portal works it had to be included in the price.

In regards to the rama cap, yes it is unfortunate, please wait a little while and I will have something available for all of you that you'll like! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Artemie on Tue, 02 April 2019, 00:45:30
I see. Thanks for the reply. Kinda bummed about the Rama kep as it was one of the nicer designs out there
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 02 April 2019, 00:47:25
I see. Thanks for the reply. Kinda bummed about the Rama kep as it was one of the nicer designs out there

I hear you, I feel the same. However, I genuinely prefer the new design that will soon be presented to all of you! If you liked the rama design, you'll like this too. 👏🏻❤️
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: pcire on Tue, 02 April 2019, 00:47:31
I might be interested on the artisan, but donít want to pay for shipping twice. Should I wait till you have something to announce or will I be able to edit my order directly with the vendor?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 02 April 2019, 00:54:25
I might be interested on the artisan, but donít want to pay for shipping twice. Should I wait till you have something to announce or will I be able to edit my order directly with the vendor?

I have a hard time believing that any of these 3 vendors won't be able to accommodate your request and combine orders - but I think you pay for shipping when checking out - so it'd be paid twice and you'd be refunded. A bit inconvenient, so wait of you want - the set won't go anywhere for a while! :)

I can reveal that the new artisan will be done by the very talented salvun!
https://www.salvun.com/
I approached him because he has a very fine eye for detail and is unique in his craftsmanship. Those who know his work will surely vouch for how good he is!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: silversung on Tue, 02 April 2019, 01:15:03
I have skimmed through the 8 pages of this post, but couldn't find the estimated delivery date. If I have skimmed over it being mentioned them I'm sorry, but does anybody know about the final ETA?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 02 April 2019, 01:21:10
I have skimmed through the 8 pages of this post, but couldn't find the estimated delivery date. If I have skimmed over it being mentioned them I'm sorry, but does anybody know about the final ETA?

I'll try to get an estimate for the gb thread, but typically for stock colors it takes about 10-12 weeks from payment. I'll update after I get an estimate.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (LIVE - WAITING FOR APPROVAL OF GB THREAD)
Post by: Artemie on Tue, 02 April 2019, 01:21:42
Will the artisan be metal?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (LIVE - WAITING FOR APPROVAL OF GB THREAD)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 02 April 2019, 01:22:52
Will the artisan be metal?

Yes
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (LIVE - WAITING FOR APPROVAL OF GB THREAD)
Post by: Artemie on Tue, 02 April 2019, 01:23:17
Colour me excited then.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (LIVE - WAITING FOR APPROVAL OF GB THREAD)
Post by: Moridin on Tue, 02 April 2019, 01:37:11
I just spoke with the team at MyKeyboard.eu and theyíre adding DHL as a shipping partner, which will mean better and hopefully cheaper shipping in Europe. Itís supposed to go live tomorrow or the day after that, so consider waiting a few days.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (Coming 2nd of April! Pricing posted!)
Post by: silversung on Tue, 02 April 2019, 01:49:56
I have skimmed through the 8 pages of this post, but couldn't find the estimated delivery date. If I have skimmed over it being mentioned them I'm sorry, but does anybody know about the final ETA?

I'll try to get an estimate for the gb thread, but typically for stock colors it takes about 10-12 weeks from payment. I'll update after I get an estimate.

Ok I would assume probably August or September. Thanks for the fast reply!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (LIVE - WAITING FOR APPROVAL OF GB THREAD)
Post by: dantambok on Tue, 02 April 2019, 02:02:17
Ordered!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (LIVE - WAITING FOR APPROVAL OF GB THREAD)
Post by: piit79 on Tue, 02 April 2019, 06:15:53
GB Thread has been posted, awaiting approval... :)
Hey @Emir, great set! Definitely in.

However, I'd really like some small spacebars for a split board. Would you possibly consider mentioning/linking to the GMK Blanks GB as a source for matching odd keys/bars? It would help immensely with reaching MOQ.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (LIVE - WAITING FOR APPROVAL OF GB THREAD)
Post by: Furikurichemy on Tue, 02 April 2019, 06:21:44
GB Thread has been posted, awaiting approval... :)
Hey @Emir, great set! Definitely in.

However, I'd really like some small spacebars for a split board. Would you possibly consider mentioning/linking to the GMK Blanks GB as a source for matching odd keys/bars? It would help immensely with reaching MOQ.

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Also mention its a great opportunity to grab some U9 spacebars  :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (LIVE - WAITING FOR APPROVAL OF GB THREAD)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 02 April 2019, 06:22:04
GB Thread has been posted, awaiting approval... :)
Hey @Emir, great set! Definitely in.

However, I'd really like some small spacebars for a split board. Would you possibly consider mentioning/linking to the GMK Blanks GB as a source for matching odd keys/bars? It would help immensely with reaching MOQ.

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It's a good initiative for sure, but let's wait for the GB thread to be approved before so that it doesn't get lost. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (LIVE - WAITING FOR APPROVAL OF GB THREAD)
Post by: Khers on Tue, 02 April 2019, 06:42:19
I just spoke with the team at MyKeyboard.eu and theyíre adding DHL as a shipping partner, which will mean better and hopefully cheaper shipping in Europe. Itís supposed to go live tomorrow or the day after that, so consider waiting a few days.
Awesome! Thanks for info
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Nines (GB IS LIVE!)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 02 April 2019, 08:09:06
GB thread is live, let's move the discussion over!
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100074.0