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https://drop.com/buy/melgeek-studio-mg-ember-abs-doubleshot-keycap-set#overview
MG keycaps profile is based on Topre's hi-pro type, significant changes allow MG keycaps to fit MX switches and bring more comfortable on large surface touch, but still keep the old fashion look.

MG Ember is inspired from movie named “City of Ember”, one low saturation yellow with classical Dolch.

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MG High-Profile
ABS doubleshot legends
Compatible with Cherry MX switches and clones
Made in China

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 05:58:12 »
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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 06:10:00 »
This looks really promising. I would buy a set of the dusk. I think that all new profiles need atleast a look at so good work!

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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 06:13:15 »
press f into the tank

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 06:16:00 »
How about support for 75%, 65%, ISO ?

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 06:29:21 »
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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 06:35:47 »
How about support for 75%, 65%, ISO ?
I Hope the Base Kit will be less than $100 when the quantity is enough, and ISO kit is not include this ROUND1 :(
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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 06:36:08 »
So, basically like a "SA Yolch" set, but made in China?
I see that the images are hosted by Massdrop, so I assume that the GB would be held there as well.

How about support for 75%, 65%, ISO ?
I can spot support for some 65% and 75% layouts. Home/End/PgUp/PgDn order, but not Home/PgUp/PgDn/End order. 75% with Del on the function key row.
Also support for the 1800 and Leopold 66-key layouts.

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 06:39:53 »
This looks really promising. I would buy a set of the dusk. I think that all new profiles need atleast a look at so good work!
:thumb:Glad you like it
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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 08:40:23 »
So, basically like a "SA Yolch" set, but made in China?

Isn't JTK made in China as well?

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 09:04:34 »
Definitely interested!

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 09:53:58 »
could we get some comparison images of that novelty next to similar profiles like SA?
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 12:24:07 »
In case y'all wondering about their production quality, this is the same team that produced the MDA big bang and big bone.

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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 12:51:20 »
Interesting, would like to see how this will feel compared to SA and MT3

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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 13:01:23 »
Interesting, would like to see how this will feel compared to SA and MT3

THIS, this has to be done

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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 14:05:15 »
dawn kit looks good, depending on price i would get one

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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 15:05:28 »
LÄMP? should be a moth, not a bee :))



i need to get one just for the novelty  :thumb:

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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 15:46:13 »
How about some blanks to fill the gaps for an ortho layout? Would also love some split space support like 2.25,1.25,2.75.

Looks promising and having another alternative to SA and MT3 would be nice.

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 16:00:26 »
What are the butts like?

Are they thick?
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« Reply #19 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 16:18:20 »
Definitely interested. I barely missed the GB on taobao because I forgot superbuy doesn't actually place the order immediately.
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« Reply #20 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 17:33:39 »
This is quite pretty. Almost reminds me of JTK Yolch, but a more subtle version with a hint of carbon.

Since you mentioned a larger surface area, are we talking the area of XDA or SA?

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 20:19:30 »
Always interested in a new profile... full support for being profiled and spherical!!!
I like dusk better than dawn...

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 22:04:21 »
This is quite pretty. Almost reminds me of JTK Yolch, but a more subtle version with a hint of carbon.

Since you mentioned a larger surface area, are we talking the area of XDA or SA?
only larger than original hipro  :p
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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 22:05:28 »
What are the butts like?

Are they thick?
Yes, they are thick as SP SA
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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 22:10:15 »
LÄMP? should be a moth, not a bee :))

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i need to get one just for the novelty  :thumb:
I didn't design some novelty key this round, and the BEE is our Logo, so you will see them all the time  :p
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« Reply #25 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 22:23:26 »
very interested in both!
could we have a side by side with current available keycap profiles?

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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 23:32:03 »
interested.
wait for more info.

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 00:00:58 »
Damn another set to spend money on. The Dusk looks very retro.  Nice.

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 00:42:40 »
I am sure I have seen this novelty keycaps somewhere, aliexpress maybe. Anyway, base colors are looking goood  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 00:55:44 »
I am sure I have seen this novelty keycaps somewhere, aliexpress maybe. Anyway, base colors are looking goood  :thumb:
This BEE is our company's logo, but some guys made lots of fakes, so far only MDA, SP SA profile BEE keycaps is authentic
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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 02:09:07 »
Any price estimates for the kits?

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« Reply #31 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 02:11:04 »
Any price estimates for the kits?
I Hope the Base Kit will be less than $100 when the quantity is enough :D
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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 04:12:29 »
MG真棒!

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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 04:59:58 »
ISO seems to be a bit of a glaring omission. 50% of the world grew up on ISO.
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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 05:35:40 »
ISO seems to be a bit of a glaring omission. 50% of the world grew up on ISO.
I have lived in london for many years, so I understand some people need ISO kit, but this ROUND is out of ISO, we will make them next set in near furture.
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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 05:40:09 »
ISO seems to be a bit of a glaring omission. 50% of the world grew up on ISO.
I have lived in london for many years, so I understand some people need ISO kit, but this ROUND is out of ISO, we will make them next set in near furture.

Will def be in for ISO version! Love the look of this set by the way. Apologies if my tone was off, I'm just a bit disappointed at seeing less and less sets include physical ISO support.
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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 05:43:21 »
Dusk makes me think of Hack'd By Geeks if it had been yellow. I like it.

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Re: [IC] MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 05:47:05 »
ISO seems to be a bit of a glaring omission. 50% of the world grew up on ISO.
I have lived in london for many years, so I understand some people need ISO kit, but this ROUND is out of ISO, we will make them next set in near furture.

Will def be in for ISO version! Love the look of this set by the way. Apologies if my tone was off, I'm just a bit disappointed at seeing less and less sets include physical ISO support.
The tooling cost a lot, so we want to make small kit first ;D
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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 08:14:44 »
I have lived in london for many years, so I understand some people need ISO kit

I live in London and I don't need ISO. ANSI keys are fine for me.   I have never been told to use ISO keycaps.

However this set is missing some keycaps:
+  R3 PgDn.    Why do you have R1 PgDn ?  Who uses R1 PGDn?
+  1.5u Code keys.  I don't understand why many sets have only 1.25u "code" keys.
+  where is R3 Control keycap ?
+  At the same time they force people to buy numpad keycaps.    What a waste of plastic !
« Last Edit: Tue, 23 July 2019, 08:31:41 by Marutks »

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« Reply #39 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 10:43:20 »
Great colours, really nice on a silver CA66.  I am interested.
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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 20:27:25 »
 :thumb:this keycaps set is a beauty , love it .

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 21:52:06 »
I'm definitely in for all kits, since the price is very impressive (like 1/3 comparing to SP if it's 100$) and looks good in both dark and e white keyboards. Interested
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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 22:28:05 »
Like the profile but I wish the debut colorways were more basic, like WoB, BoW, or plain off-white-alpha+gray-mods.
That WoB bee keycap is far more enticing than both Dusk and Dawn colorways to me.
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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 23:52:18 »
Interested the dark set for sure, lamp is tempting but I’d like to see some r3 novelties. The flat profile is pretty versatile, I can see myself swapping out win / fn for novelties, but also using r3 novelties on DSA set escapes  for a little variety.

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« Reply #44 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 00:43:41 »
How about some blanks to fill the gaps for an ortho layout? Would also love some split space support like 2.25,1.25,2.75.
Any chance for additional kits?

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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 00:55:40 »
+  where is R3 Control keycap ?
+  At the same time they force people to buy numpad keycaps.    What a waste of plastic !

Second this - many people use Control in place of Caps Lock.

I also support moving numpad to a separate kit, few people now use full size boards IMHO.

That said, I really like the set and would probably be in for the Dusk.
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« Reply #46 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 01:00:48 »
How about some blanks to fill the gaps for an ortho layout? Would also love some split space support like 2.25,1.25,2.75.

Looks promising and having another alternative to SA and MT3 would be nice.
Another ortho and split user here. Ortho/split kit would be quite small but popular I think!

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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 01:34:08 »
+  where is R3 Control keycap ?
+  At the same time they force people to buy numpad keycaps.    What a waste of plastic !

Second this - many people use Control in place of Caps Lock.

I also support moving numpad to a separate kit, few people now use full size boards IMHO.

That said, I really like the set and would probably be in for the Dusk.

Third this ... R3 Control , and if possible Fn ( for poker users like me, though I totally get it that I’m a minority and it’s not a deal breaker in anyways)
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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 02:03:48 »
I find the "CODE" key to be a bit weird to have on a computer keyboard. On typewriters it was a modifier that changed layer, to one that contained both commands and alternate characters.
On computers, its role is split up between Control, Windows/Command, Alt/Option/Alt Gr.
It started being included in custom key sets as part of sets that mimicked typewriters' specifically.
I'd think that the closest equivalent to a computer keyboard would actually be the Fn key, because that one is used to change layer.

If I were to choose textual legends, I think I would instead prioritise having two "COM" modifiers. That abbreviated legend could be interpreted as either "Command" or "Compose". Mac users want two Command keys, and some Unix and Windows users want one Compose key. (I have seen max one Compose key on a keyboard). Compose keys are often in place of a Menu key, and they have the same scancode in the USB HID standard.

Some sets use the word "Super" or "Meta" instead of "Windows". Meta (◆) stems from the '70s and is traditional on many Unix keyboards. It used to be used the same way as a command key. Sun/ORACLE still sells keyboards with Meta and Compose keys for use with Solaris and Linux.
"Super" is used by some desktop environments on Unix/Linux. Some vintage keyboards had both Super and Meta, and combinations of them.
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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 02:50:16 »
It's the identity of this set, they do whatever they please, personally i dont mind as it gives a touch of personality. I do have the "SUPER" modifiers on my SP Honeywell set, and generally i would put novelties in there, i do consider these now-obsolete modifiers as novelties too that define the set identity.