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Renders courtesy of fellow swede MacSurfy

WoB Lumina by GreenwaldDesigns






BoW Prophet by CableCarDesigns







WoB + BoW accents TGR Alice by Yuktsi






Backstory

WoB Icon Kit ran initially in 2016, this is one kit a lot of people, including myself, have been waiting for to be ran again. Extension/Compatibility kits are in right now, so why not give it a go? :cool:
GMK WoB is more or less readily available through multiple vendors, but the fully fledged WoB base kits all feature text+icon mods. As some have come to know about me, I live and die by icon mods - this is a must have for me, and I assume many of you as well! BoW has also been added due to the huge surge of available BoW (CR+WS1) alternatives lacking icon mods, such as Minimal. It may also serve well as accent keys.



The kits

WoB:




BoW:


WoB+Bow combined kit proposal


It features support for most layouts, omitting the bottom row as the available WoB sets have modern compatibility already. Colors are CR and WS1.
Control is also omitted in icon form, as that would require a bottom row that uses icons to make sense, and Control R3 is featured in the aforementioned WoB kits.


Details

Initial launch date: Launch 22 July!
Pricing + Vendors:
EU: Mykeyboard.eu - 56 Euro
US: CannonKeys - 54,99USD
Asia: KBDFans - 59,99USD



FAQ

# Adding R5 would be a great way to extend the compatibility for OG sets as well!
There is a running IC for R5 WoB compatibility currently ongoing here. To me it would make little sense to increase the price of the kit when there's a project running for this already.

# Is the original runner alright with this?
Yes, we've reached out to him and got approval.



Updates

17th of June
- CannonKeys as the US Proxy
- Decision to add Windowed caps (unsure if only normal, or both stepped and normal)
- Considering adding a BoW-kit (CR on WS1), depending on interest

19th of Junes
- Added windowed Caps lock to the kits
- Added BoW as an alternate kit

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:22:20 »
Awwww yea

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:23:14 »
Supporting the superior 1.5u Backspace and the better 1.75u Caps Lock/Control icon. I dig it.
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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:25:57 »
Yeees, letz go!  :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:26:14 »
This is a great extension for WOB. I will join, for sure. Thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:31:26 »
I'm interested. Consider including a windowed non-stepped Caps Lock key. :)

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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:38:25 »
Which board is this in the renders? Looks dope AF

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:39:19 »
I'd be in for this!
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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:43:52 »
Icons for everything, and a bottom row 1.5/1.25u caps lock would make me buy this.

The I consistency would be a bit too much for me (my only complaint about my modern Dolch set)

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:45:00 »
Which board is this in the renders? Looks dope AF

Deep quartz lumina by GreendwaldDesigns.

I'm interested. Consider including a windowed non-stepped Caps Lock key. :)

Not a bad idea, I will consider it for sure!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:53:07 »
Yup. I’m in!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:54:06 »
Is one of those shifts 2U?

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:55:29 »
Is one of those shifts 2U?

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Yep!

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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 16:56:17 »
Is one of those shifts 2U?

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Yep!
Nice, I'm in!

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« Reply #14 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 17:03:07 »
100% in!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 17:04:57 »
finally, some good ****ing food

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 19:18:39 »
I could use another.

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 19:27:03 »
Im in on this

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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 19:53:02 »
100% in

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 23:45:31 »
All in! :)

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 00:00:01 »
Thank you for using the upside down shift for caps lock, I'm in for this.


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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 02:14:12 »
Great feedback everyone! It confirmed my suspicion that there is a demand for this kit! :)

Quick update:
Cannonkeys by Upas is the proxy for the US, and initial preliminary expected projected supposed probable launch date is Mid july.

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« Reply #22 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 05:44:27 »
I'd be in for this!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 06:27:53 »
I'm interested. Consider including a windowed non-stepped Caps Lock key. :)

YES +1

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 06:41:23 »
I'm interested. Consider including a windowed non-stepped Caps Lock key. :)

Windowed led keys for caps, num and scroll would be nice as well.

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« Reply #25 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 06:47:27 »
Interested

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 06:48:41 »
I feel like icons fits WoB way better, as WoB is a minimalistic set.

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 06:54:31 »
As per the discussion in discord, please consider an Esc and 7U space so the extension kit could act as a standalone accent kit for people using black on white.
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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 06:57:45 »
As per the discussion in discord, please consider an Esc and 7U space so the extension kit could act as a standalone accent kit for people using black on white.
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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 06:58:23 »
I don't see the point of this kit without a bottom row.

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 06:58:59 »
Definitely in for one of these!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 07:08:46 »
As per the discussion in discord, please consider an Esc and 7U space so the extension kit could act as a standalone accent kit for people using black on white.

I wouldn't mind another ^-^ But is the 7u spacebar not common enough in the available WoB base sets?

ESC icon is dope as well :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 07:21:02 »
I don't see the point of this kit without a bottom row.
Personally not a fan of icon bottom rows, but second that this kit would make sense with more icons (escape, bottom row, r3 control) - though adding bottom row could add lots of keys and thus raise price.

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 09:14:33 »
Another update:
After feedback and consideration, these two additions are being worked on:
- Windowed caps (stepped and normal)
- BoW alternative (CR on WS1); not sure if separate kit or bundled together (depends on quote and DR on GMK calculation algorithms)

New renders are in progress... ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 09:31:18 »
I don't see the point of this kit without a bottom row.

I could see the point, but I too would love to see a bottom row. It's really the main reason why I'm interested in the WoB Hiragana IC.



So goddamn sexy.

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 09:40:47 »
+1 for additional BoW extension kit. Normally adding more kits might be a bad idea, but in this case, they really help out and support one another (one kit could act as accent kit for the other, and vice versa). I would love to see a separate spacebar kit too if possible (two sets of 6.25U + 7U, one in CR black, one in WS1 white). Would go really well as accent kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 09:44:39 »
I have to say that I'd also like to see bottom row icon mods (as well as icon Esc, maybe, if done properly). +1 for that idea.

Also +1 for a separate BoW kit with the same support.
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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 09:51:25 »
Also +1 for a separate BoW kit with the same support.

+1 <3

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« Reply #38 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 10:03:19 »
I'd also support a BoW version - would likely pick up one of each

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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 11:09:31 »
Would love a vim-kit aswell. Is it possible?
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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 11:13:29 »
Yes please, and BoW would be nice as well for the versatility!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 11:19:57 »
Also wondering, do you know if BoW and WoB JTK colors match GMK colors? I’ve got JTK sets but I hate their mods, and this would be a great option- as long as the color matches of course

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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 11:29:29 »
Also wondering, do you know if BoW and WoB JTK colors match GMK colors? I’ve got JTK sets but I hate their mods, and this would be a great option- as long as the color matches of course

Newer wob sets use WS1 for legends, but yeah the black color is essentially the same. Legends on jtk wob are a little more of a cream color iirc, Bow, I have no idea.

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« Reply #43 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 12:51:26 »
been waiting for one of these for a while! Count me in for two!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Icon extension kit
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 16:35:01 »

Did someone want windowed caps? :O

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« Reply #45 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 18:06:48 »
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Did someone want windowed caps? :O

I mean, if you really wanna.

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« Reply #46 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 18:09:59 »
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Did someone want windowed caps? :O
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« Reply #47 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 19:27:28 »
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Did someone want windowed caps? :O
Yessir! I would love to have the option of both stepped and non-stepped windowed Caps, if it doesn't significantly change the price :)

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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 18 June 2019, 10:51:35 »
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Did someone want windowed caps? :O
Yessir! I would love to have the option of both stepped and non-stepped windowed Caps, if it doesn't significantly change the price :)

Leaning towards stepped only as of right now, we will see! In any case, I think that it's a good addition to the kit.

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« Reply #49 on: Tue, 18 June 2019, 11:36:36 »
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Did someone want windowed caps? :O
Yessir! I would love to have the option of both stepped and non-stepped windowed Caps, if it doesn't significantly change the price :)

Leaning towards stepped only as of right now, we will see! In any case, I think that it's a good addition to the kit.
Any reason for going stepped?

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