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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #250 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 00:37:08 »
I’m loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

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



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

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Im definitely interested!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
« Reply #251 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 03:00:47 »
I had a hard time telling from the photo but will the desk mats be sewn around the edges?


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It’s not a photo but a mockup.
And yea it will :)
I received the samples yesterday, will shoot that ASAP!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
« Reply #252 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 23:55:59 »
I might be an idiot and missing this completely but have you released the pantones for this?

I’m thinking of cerakoting a board for this

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
« Reply #253 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 07:25:41 »
I might be an idiot and missing this completely but have you released the pantones for this?

I’m thinking of cerakoting a board for this

I chose RAL colors but here are the Pantone:
2148C and 178C.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
« Reply #254 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 12:55:31 »
When/Where will the RAMA caps be sold? And what is usual lead time for RAMA caps?

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
« Reply #255 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 16:23:10 »
When/Where will the RAMA caps be sold? And what is usual lead time for RAMA caps?

They will be in pre-order during the GB of the GMK Bentō set :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
« Reply #256 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 16:59:41 »
Is the beige base color any close to L9? Not familiar with RAL colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
« Reply #257 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 18:38:40 »
Is the beige base color any close to L9? Not familiar with RAL colors.

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

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
« Reply #258 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 19:57:36 »
Are there advantages to using RAL? What are the differences and why would someone use one over the other ?:)

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
« Reply #259 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 01:50:50 »
Are there advantages to using RAL? What are the differences and why would someone use one over the other ?:)

Better color matching. Can’t really go deeper but GMK told me that it’s more easy for them to get accurate colors with RAL references.

what is usual lead time for RAMA caps?

It's usually 5-8 weeks depending on the quantity.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #260 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 07:06:55 »
Trail design reveal:

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #261 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 07:26:07 »
That looks awesome!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #262 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 08:06:35 »
Sweet sweet tray design :D

Is 160 the final price?

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #263 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 08:12:05 »
Trail is as Nice as the set !

Have you found time to shoot pictures of the samples ?

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #264 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 08:29:49 »
Sweet sweet tray design :D

Is 160 the final price?

I need to ask.

Trail is as Nice as the set !

Have you found time to shoot pictures of the samples ?

I will only have color samples after (or maybe during) the GB phase.
I have already received the deskamts samples and some colors needs to be adjusted tho. Gonna shoot that this week-end!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #265 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 08:39:27 »
I should have specified I was speaking about the deskmats !

All right then ! Thanks !

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28 + deskmats design)
« Reply #266 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 12:55:37 »
Is the beige base color any close to L9? Not familiar with RAL colors.

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


Sorry for going deeper into this, but due to a very limited budget for boards this year I may be in the interest in pairing the small bars in your space bar set with OG Cherry. So I wonder if they go along well or if their colors are far apart. What are the RAL codes for L9 and your choice of Beige for the set? Is there any page where I can check them?

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #267 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:02:54 »
Hey, planning on buying the nano bento as well but was wondering what is the use of the slider ?

And Biip, do you know the guys at keebwerk ? Checked their insta and they don't seem to have ever released anything. They do a lot of renders but that's about it.
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[IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #268 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:03:45 »
Hey, planning on buying the nano bento as well but was wondering what is the use of the slider ?

anything you want.

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

and keebwerk’s website answers your question


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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #269 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:14:27 »

anything you want.

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

and keebwerk’s website answers your question


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

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

Thanks !

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #270 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:16:18 »

anything you want.

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

and keebwerk’s website answers your question


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

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

Thanks !


It says right in the description of the slider that it’s a potentiometer and can be programmed to anything, volume, brightness, etc.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #271 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:18:50 »
Thank you !

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #272 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 03:16:18 »
Hey, planning on buying the nano bento as well but was wondering what is the use of the slider ?

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

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

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #273 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 10:13:56 »
Thanks for your answer biip, definitely gonna order one.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #274 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 10:20:06 »
Hey, planning on buying the nano bento as well but was wondering what is the use of the slider ?

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

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

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

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #275 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 11:13:17 »
Hey, planning on buying the nano bento as well but was wondering what is the use of the slider ?

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

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

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

Not yet. Keebwerk told me approximatively 130€, but nothing confirmed :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #276 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 10:24:34 »
Ahh!! 10 days left  :D

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

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #277 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 18:07:21 »


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

I'm pretty sure both caps will be offered.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #278 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 18:11:20 »
Ahh!! 10 days left  :D

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

Both. Brass and anodized aluminum with white enamel fill ☺️

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #279 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 14:30:05 »
why is the kobe kit so expensive? I've seen the burgundy alphas sold for 28 eur, on some sites (with aftermarket pricing). Considering the cost per keycap, I don't understand the price difference.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #280 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 14:58:21 »
why is the kobe kit so expensive? I've seen the burgundy alphas sold for 28 eur, on some sites (with aftermarket pricing). Considering the cost per keycap, I don't understand the price difference.
I think it has to do with Bentō using custom colors and Burgundy using standard GMK colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #281 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 15:19:24 »
Hmm would this look better on silver or cobalt

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #282 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 21:34:40 »
Is it possible to get a render against something like pristine? Or some color swatch? Some of the renders look more white while others have a little pink hue in my eyes, so I'm having trouble figuring out what to expect.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #283 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 18:50:23 »
Is it possible to get a render against something like pristine? Or some color swatch? Some of the renders look more white while others have a little pink hue in my eyes, so I'm having trouble figuring out what to expect.


I second this. Really interested in see how the beige in this set compares with L9 or any similar color.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #284 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 22:01:32 »
I bought into milkshake and I'll be buying into this too. No shame. I hope Extended 2048 is next up
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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #285 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 13:19:00 »
i really like like this.  would like those mats in blue with the icons.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #286 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 18:18:47 »
Is it possible to get a render against something like pristine? Or some color swatch? Some of the renders look more white while others have a little pink hue in my eyes, so I'm having trouble figuring out what to expect.

I will try to get that :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #287 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 18:21:14 »
Is it possible to get a render against something like pristine? Or some color swatch? Some of the renders look more white while others have a little pink hue in my eyes, so I'm having trouble figuring out what to expect.

I will try to get that :thumb:

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

Great stuff nonetheless

I also think it’d look great on a PC board because serika looks amazing on pc

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #288 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 18:37:54 »
Oh yes, a dark blue board render would be a huge help for me as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #289 on: Wed, 23 January 2019, 09:28:09 »
Just ran across this, definitely interested!  Is this the best place to watch for the GB start announcement?  I miss so many that I'm interested in...  Thanks

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #290 on: Wed, 23 January 2019, 09:34:01 »
Just ran across this, definitely interested!  Is this the best place to watch for the GB start announcement?  I miss so many that I'm interested in...  Thanks

It is!! GB is actually gonna start on the 28th of this month. So 5 more days  :p He has a list of proxys where you can buy it from depending on where you live :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #291 on: Wed, 23 January 2019, 09:37:16 »
I see it on the op now. Novelkeys.  I'll just mosey on over to Novelkeys.xyz on the 28th then  ;D :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #292 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 11:53:32 »
This keyset with Recolored Zeal Healio  :p :cool:

Can't wait!!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #293 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 12:37:58 »
Have samples been received yet?

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #294 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 09:04:51 »
Kinda disappointed, I just noticed the red spacebar isn't part of the base set. :(

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #295 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 14:24:29 »
GB starts tomorrow!

Some potato pics of the deskmats samples (I just ordered new ones :slightly_smiling_face: the salmon red wasn’t accurate and there were some contrast issues on the dark ones):




Also, render of the Kobe kit on a TGR 910 (thanks to Oblotzky)


Thanks you all for the support and the incredible feedbacks. You made this happen :+1:

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #296 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 15:00:16 »
This looks really good, seems like you did a really great job with this biip. Best of luck with the group buy.
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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #297 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 15:13:53 »
The mats looks gorgeous!  I'll definitely buy at least one of those.

Monday can't come soon enough :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #298 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 16:42:50 »
This looks really good, seems like you did a really great job with this biip. Best of luck with the group buy.

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

Monday can't come soon enough :)

Thanks a lot guys :-*
And now I can start to work on other ideas 😏

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« Reply #299 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 17:37:37 »
Are the Rama artisans confirmed / finalized? I may be interested in those.
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