Author Topic: [IC] GMK Metropolis - (2.28 - Updated Proxies info/prices) | GB Launches 3/25!  (Read 57857 times)

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Offline NinjaSquirrel21

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Does anybody know if you can pre-order the cable and deskmat from NovelKeys in a single order? Or do those have to be shipped separately like the keycaps?

Offline RamenTechMech

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Does anybody know if you can pre-order the cable and deskmat from NovelKeys in a single order? Or do those have to be shipped separately like the keycaps?

I would assume they would be shipped separately as well

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Does anybody know if you can pre-order the cable and deskmat from NovelKeys in a single order? Or do those have to be shipped separately like the keycaps?

I don't think they want you to order anything but the GB in that transaction. Everything else should be ordered in a second transaction.
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Offline deejasaurus

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My first post on Geekhack. Just wanted to say I joined this GB. I was torn on whether or not to pick up Midnight but I think I'll be happy with the Base kit, Blocks, Cable, and Deskmat.
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Offline oldcat

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maybe it has been asked, can you add both deskmat and the caps in the same cart?

Offline mgsickler

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Does anybody know if you can pre-order the cable and deskmat from NovelKeys in a single order? Or do those have to be shipped separately like the keycaps?
Yea these all have to be separate due to the different shipping time each will have. I just don't have the space to be able to keep everything that is pending.

Online iaman

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maybe it has been asked, can you add both deskmat and the caps in the same cart?
Nope, since they'll be fulfilled separately.

EDIT: Ooops, I got beat to the punch

Offline tentboy

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already purchased base and midnight kits :)

Offline oldcat

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already purchased base and midnight kits :)

thanks!

ALL in guys.

Offline Jaycob_Creighton

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Ordered, this is my first group buy, I regret nothing.

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Offline rowie

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Render base color is really off with the real thing. It's far brighter than what is shown on the color comparison pics. I guess it's safe to assume it will come off as 98% black.
My worry as well, since the base color sample in the imgur album looks almost black.

Iirc Nephlock has mentioned that he would ensure the colors stay true to the renders though.

Hopefully that's the case, because as it is now I'm not too keen on it being really close to black unless you scrutinize it, then you can tell the difference (barely). Also I haven't been up to date with this thread, is there any news about price drops for reaching certain MOQ?

Ill just have to wait for the sampling as Im not sure how Id feel if it is closer to black. I like the dark navy and the desk mat looks like a dark navy or is it supposed to look almost black? Hard to tell since resolutions will differ in all screens.

Offline nephlock

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Render base color is really off with the real thing. It's far brighter than what is shown on the color comparison pics. I guess it's safe to assume it will come off as 98% black.
My worry as well, since the base color sample in the imgur album looks almost black.

Iirc Nephlock has mentioned that he would ensure the colors stay true to the renders though.

Hopefully that's the case, because as it is now I'm not too keen on it being really close to black unless you scrutinize it, then you can tell the difference (barely). Also I haven't been up to date with this thread, is there any news about price drops for reaching certain MOQ?

Ill just have to wait for the sampling as Im not sure how Id feel if it is closer to black. I like the dark navy and the desk mat looks like a dark navy or is it supposed to look almost black? Hard to tell since resolutions will differ in all screens.

Part of the reason the swatch appears so dark is because it is VERY small and on a field of bright white causing more contrast. Pulling an image from page 3, you can see the same swatch next to black, and on top of a US passport.



For those concerned, I will be matching color to the renders. If a sample comes in black, it fails. If you have to scrutinize to tell the difference, it fails. Assuming it will come out black disregards any control during the sampling phases.

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I believe this will be one of those very light dependant colors, like Phantom. Depending on lighting, Phantom can be a very rich purple, but in other (most) lighting conditions it can look close to black. This blue seems even more difficult, but I believe the runner has shown us that he will do everything he can to make sure the sample is satisfactory!  :thumb:

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Offline PiotrMKG

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Hello,

Ordered all but midnight set, now wait for september.

Offline BlankeyGotCaps

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Order in and set... Ended up getting all 4 (Mah wallet)  :( . When you finish the artisan where / how will we grab one?

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Order in and set... Ended up getting all 4 (Mah wallet)  :( . When you finish the artisan where / how will we grab one?

The artisan will be raffled. Meaning, GB participants will have the chance of buying one, so it is more by luck.


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Offline BlankeyGotCaps

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Awwww man! Petition for GB's who got all 4 to have higher chances or guarnteed one... GO! XD

Offline Kyru

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For the cable, if you chose 3' and coil is the overall cable length 3' or just the straight portion of the cable?

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Offline nephlock

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For the cable, if you chose 3' and coil is the overall cable length 3' or just the straight portion of the cable?

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The lengths are final lengths. So whatever you order (coil, connector) will be factored into the 3 and not in addition to. :)

Online Starius

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I'd like to use this Metropolis cable in a TKC1800, which requires a certain amount of length to pass through interior cable routing before exiting the case.   
Every coil cable I've personally gotten thus far is too short on the usb mini end, however. 
Anyone know if there is a process to order this cable and guarantee adequate length on that end, either before the coil or before an aviator connector? 

Offline oldcat

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Metropolis love (Im already in the Gb!)



« Last Edit: Tue, 26 March 2019, 11:46:09 by oldcat »

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Metropolis love (Im already in the Gb!)

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A thing of beauty! What board is that?

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Offline mgsickler

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I'd like to use this Metropolis cable in a TKC1800, which requires a certain amount of length to pass through interior cable routing before exiting the case.   
Every coil cable I've personally gotten thus far is too short on the usb mini end, however. 
Anyone know if there is a process to order this cable and guarantee adequate length on that end, either before the coil or before an aviator connector?

If you have specific requirements for a cable, hit up Spaztikolon from Spaztik Cables, and he can make a custom tailored one for you. The price will be a little bit higher, but I know that he is willing to do that. :)


Also, just a quick numbers update.

Without updates from the proxies here are our numbers from yesterday.

Base - 101
Midnight - 25
Signs - 69
Blocks - 46

I would imagine we are closer to 150 base with all of the proxies. Because this is performing so well, we are already starting the color matching process. :)

Nephlock really hit a home-run with this set!


Online Starius

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I'd like to use this Metropolis cable in a TKC1800, which requires a certain amount of length to pass through interior cable routing before exiting the case.   
Every coil cable I've personally gotten thus far is too short on the usb mini end, however. 
Anyone know if there is a process to order this cable and guarantee adequate length on that end, either before the coil or before an aviator connector?

If you have specific requirements for a cable, hit up Spaztikolon from Spaztik Cables, and he can make a custom tailored one for you. The price will be a little bit higher, but I know that he is willing to do that. :)


Thank you for the advice, I shall do that!

Offline oldcat

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Metropolis love (Im already in the Gb!)

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A thing of beauty! What board is that?

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Think6.5, you probably seen it, amazing with metropolis :)
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Offline nephlock

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GB post is now live! Please transfer all communications over there

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Offline oldcat

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I'd like to use this Metropolis cable in a TKC1800, which requires a certain amount of length to pass through interior cable routing before exiting the case.   
Every coil cable I've personally gotten thus far is too short on the usb mini end, however. 
Anyone know if there is a process to order this cable and guarantee adequate length on that end, either before the coil or before an aviator connector?

If you have specific requirements for a cable, hit up Spaztikolon from Spaztik Cables, and he can make a custom tailored one for you. The price will be a little bit higher, but I know that he is willing to do that. :)


Also, just a quick numbers update.

Without updates from the proxies here are our numbers from yesterday.

Base - 101
Midnight - 25
Signs - 69
Blocks - 46

I would imagine we are closer to 150 base with all of the proxies. Because this is performing so well, we are already starting the color matching process. :)

Nephlock really hit a home-run with this set!

amazing

Offline lun0r

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i am a Metropolitan now too! :)

Great Set, thank you very much for making the Base Kit widely compatible !
With most other sets i have to order at least 1 Special set to get my Keys together.

Now i have time until the End of the GB to scratch together another 70 to get the Signs :D

Greets from Germany

Offline nmd

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Oh my god.

I haven't been here in forever, but I saw this on reddit, and totally had to log back in after so many years lol.

This is the best set I've ever seen, but my god is it way too expensive to get the extras. :( It sucks, I want it so bad but I'll have to wait until it's on the aftermarket and twice the price. /cry

It's like the only one that actually made me want to spend a ton on a keyset. So pretty.

Offline ChitownM2

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In for a set of caps, cable & deskmat. I wish there was a way to combine shipping on the items, but I get that it would be a pain to hold onto everything.

Offline DetectiveNio

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Any updates on the collab KF artisan? Missed the wavez artisan cuz they did it at the beginning of group buy :(

OOPS shouldve posted over at the GB post

Offline nephlock

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[IC] GMK Metropolis - (2.28 - Updated Proxies info/prices) | GB Launches 3/25!
« Reply #382 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 16:14:29 »
Any updates on the collab KF artisan? Missed the wavez artisan cuz they did it at the beginning of group buy :(

OOPS shouldve posted over at the GB post

No worries! KF Has been delayed with his last sale, but ours are definitely coming. Our raffle will be done throughout the entire buying window though, so you can rest easy.

Will update you guys as soon as I have something :)

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Any updates on the collab KF artisan? Missed the wavez artisan cuz they did it at the beginning of group buy :(

OOPS shouldve posted over at the GB post

No worries! KF Has been delayed with his last sale, but ours are definitely coming. Our raffle will be done throughout the entire buying window though, so you can rest easy.

Will update you guys as soon as I have something :)

Awesome this is how it should be done :) .  I'll be joining this week!
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Offline hottrout

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Thats my order for everything placed.  I can't wait to see how this turns out.  Need to find a new KB to put it on and I hope it is the Rama Works TKL.
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Offline psvntrm

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I dont know if i should get this or gmk wabez


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Offline Hokabuki

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I dont know if i should get this or gmk wabez


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I was thinking same but might have to bite the bullet and do both. Love that the bum pad is included in the base kit for Metropolis.

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...bum pad...

Great typo :-D

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Offline psvntrm

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I dont know if i should get this or gmk wabez


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I was thinking same but might have to bite the bullet and do both. Love that the bum pad is included in the base kit for Metropolis.


Going to be $600 for both

Offline juliandoucette

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Hello,

Sorry for the basic question (I'm new to custom key caps).

Will one of the spacebars in the block kit fit a Corsair K63?

Offline Jaycob_Creighton

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Hello,

Sorry for the basic question (I'm new to custom key caps).

Will one of the spacebars in the block kit fit a Corsair K63?
In short yes, a space bar in the block set will fit your board (the space bar on the base set will as well), however your board has a non-standard bottom row so getting the control/alt/win/fn key to work together will be a problem.

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Offline paulogdm2

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Just purchased:
1x Deskmat
1x Cable 7" w/ Coil
2x Base
1x Midnight
1x Symbols
1x Blocks

Great way to start the hobby if you ask me!