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[IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:17:45 »
GMK Taro R2

Hello friends!

With the way prices have been on the aftermarket, I wanted to let everyone know that a rerun of Taro is happening! Got some kit changes from R1 and some additions that I think those R1 supporters can enjoy as well.

GB will be running March 2 to March 27, Colors will be the same as R1. On with the show!


Base



Boba Alphas



Milk Tea Mods



Side Snacks (Novelties)



Extra Toppings (Accent)



Extra Straws (Spacebar)



Small Portion (40%)



Extra Sugar (Ergo)



Proxies
  • NA: Novelkeys
  • Europe: Mykeyboard
  • China: zFontier
  • Asia: zFontier
  • Australia: Daily Clack


Pricing

Novelkeys

  • Base - $110 @ 1000 moq
  • Boba Alphas - $65 @ 150 moq
  • Milk Tea Mods - $85 @ 150 moq
  • Side Snacks (Novelties) - $45 @ 250 moq
  • Extra Straws (Spacebars) - $25 @ 500 moq
  • Extra Toppings (Accent) - $45 @ 100 moq
  • Small Portion (40%) - $45 @ 100 moq
  • Extra Sugar (Ergo) - $60 @ 100 moq


Artisans

Ritual Master




Hello Caps


Death Caps
Pics to come

More to come!

Once the GB is open, I will open a google form for people to decide which specific artisan raffles they want to enter and provide their order number as proof of purchase. The form will close at the end of the GB, RNG will be done, and then the makers will send out invoices afterward.



Other Collabs
  • Due to various factors, deskmats will unfortunately not be available at launch, but we will keep you all up to date when those are available!
  • Spaztik Cables
  • Mechcables


More Renders!
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Base + Boba Alphas on a poly TGR 910.





Ergo/ortho/40s Kit on a Campine Boardwalk




Ergo/ortho/40s Kit on a Sebright




Ergo/ortho/40s Kit on a Minorca


Just a little comparison of Taro's mod color with GMK's CR just to show that it's a dark purple, not black.


R1 Pics
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Shinz0's amazing x60.




Upas' dope Savage65


Futurecrime's amazing Alice


Thanks for looking and thanks to everyone who made this possible, who are too many to list at this point. If you like what I do and wanna keep up on little teasers as well as other keyboard pics, check out my Instagram
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Offline aslejoh

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:19:34 »
Yihaaa! :)
NO!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:20:45 »
This is what ive been waiting for!!!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:20:53 »
Obligatory novelties when?

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:21:04 »
Take my money now please
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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:21:53 »
In for them Boba Alphas and Extra Straws.

More boba is good.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:22:02 »
Yess

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:23:57 »
this is NICE.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:25:22 »
Congrats! Already have this set but I know how hard it was for me to get on the aftermarket so I’m happy other folks won’t have to do that! Late 2019/Early 2020 shaping up to be a real good run of sets for purple fans!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:37:03 »
Are these paper straws?  =D
Great to see an R2 for this set! Def in for a base and maybe boba alphas!
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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:38:17 »
Awesome. I've been trying to find a Taro set at a reasonable price for a long time. Good to see it coming back as a GB.

As for the kits:
  • [Base] R4 1.5u Caps Lock, R3 1u Hack and (to a slightly lesser extent) R3 1.75u stepped Control seem unnecessary. Especially the Caps Lock — I've never seen that anywhere outside of this and the Analog Dreams IC.
  • [Base] In place of those unnecessary keys, you could add a barred homing numpad 5 or a numpad 00.
  • [Extra Straws] The 2u spacebars that are required for Alice are missing; you have 1.75u spacebars instead, which I don't think are useful for anything. Replace them with 2u.
  • [Extra Toppings] Imo, it'd make more sense to put the alpha 6u spacebar in the Extra Straws kit.
  • Consider Num instead of Num↲Lock and Caps instead of Caps↲Lock on the stepped Caps for a uniform, one-line look across the whole set. Scroll is already one-line.
  • This is down to preference, but I'd suggest using Super instead of Code. There are a few objective benefits to this, which I can list if you'd like.
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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:42:23 »
YES! 10000% in

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:45:38 »
I love the look of the uniform kit!

NE icon mods avail (and traditional placement)? ;)

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:46:53 »
woohoo, been waiting for this!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:49:24 »
I love the look of the uniform kit!

NE icon mods avail (and traditional placement)? ;)

No icon mods please, Taro is one of those sets that really works well with icon+text mods.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:49:35 »
Yes! Still one of my fave colourways. Reckon I’ll get them boba alphas.

Killin it right now with this and Analog Dreams. Good stuff.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:52:11 »
yes, yes and yes

Offline pwade3

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 08:57:33 »
Awesome. I've been trying to get a Taro set for a reasonable price for a long time. Good to see it coming back as a GB.

As for the kits:
  • [Base] R4 1.5u Caps Lock, R3 1u Hack and (to a slightly lesser extent) R3 1.75u stepped Control seem unnecessary. Especially the Caps Lock — I've never seen that anywhere outside of this and the Analog Dreams IC.
  • [Base] In place of those unnecessary keys, you could add a barred homing numpad 5 or a numpad 00.
  • [Extra Straws] The 2u spacebars that are required for Alice are missing; you have 1.75u spacebars instead, which I don't think are useful for anything. Replace them with 2u.
  • [Extra Toppings] Imo, it'd make more sense to put the alpha 6u spacebar in the Extra Straws kit.
  • Consider Num instead of Num↲Lock and Caps instead of Caps↲Lock on the stepped Caps for a uniform, one-line look across the whole set. Scroll is already one-line.
  • This is down to preference, but I'd suggest using Super instead of Code. There are a few objective benefits to this, which I can list if you'd like.

The R4 1.5u Caps Lock is a personal inclusion, when I was using a full tsangan bottom row while control-swapping, having 2 left-hand Control keys drove me nuts. The natural thing for me to do was just swap em. Homing numpad 5 should be in there, that's an oversight on my part.

I'll look at the split kit, as far as the 6u goes, you can argue either way where it should go imo.

Good note on the hard returns for caps/num lock, I'll def look at that.


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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 09:10:22 »
Finally!
v nice :D

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 09:10:56 »



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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 09:14:58 »
Love it! Thank you for adding a stepped Ctrl key. Looks amazing. Will be saving for this. Hope you bring back some novelties, and that there is a Rama collab.  :thumb:

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 09:27:35 »
Yesssss! I love that you included irl images. This set looks so good.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 09:35:26 »
Yes!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 09:36:13 »
6 months wait time..

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 09:44:40 »
I got into the community after this had already ended so im glad i will be able to get a set of this. My life will finally be complete

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 10:01:15 »
Awesome! R2 1.75u backspace in the 40% kit please.  ;D

I love the stand alone ergo/ortho/40s Kit. More GMK sets need this.
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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 10:14:40 »
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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 11:29:40 »
Would love a R4 1.25u Caps Lock!
Probably in for base + boba alphas, they look great ✌️

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 11:38:52 »
Nice. Just some small suggestions.
1) Num Lock to Num for the 1 line consistency.
2) Remove all the sublegends (Ins, etc.) on the numpad for a cleaner look?

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 11:56:27 »
ne icon mod kits avail??

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 11:56:47 »
Very into this, definitely in as I joined community after R1 and felt like I missed out.

Would love the option of alphas-colored F1-F4, F9-F12, even if it's in an add-on such as Extra Toppings.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 12:07:59 »
please consider using "Backspace" on the short backspace instead of left arrow

and say no to icon mod tyranny

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 12:09:57 »
ne icon mod kits avail??

Gonna be a no on icon mods, sorry. For me, doing icon mods with a text bottom row just feels "off", while full icon just leaves something to be desired with the current mods available, and doing a new set of mods is above my knowhow.

Nice. Just some small suggestions.
1) Num Lock to Num for the 1 line consistency.
2) Remove all the sublegends (Ins, etc.) on the numpad for a cleaner look?

Definitely heard on the single line consistency, I'll have to play with the numpad, that's an interesting suggestion for sure!

6 months wait time..

Yeah, it's definitely earlier to announce than is traditional, but with the way the aftermarket has been, I really wanted to make it known that this is in the works, plus this way it gives us plenty of time to get the kits as good as they can be.


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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 12:55:54 »
I'd like to suggest no sub legends for the numpads on this round, to provide a much cleaner look. If you feel the same then let it be heard guys!   :D

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 13:17:39 »
Wow very nice. Marking this down for future reference.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 13:27:27 »
I'd like to suggest no sub legends for the numpads on this round, to provide a much cleaner look. If you feel the same then let it be heard guys!   :D
 
+1

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 13:48:32 »
This was the first set I wanted when I got in this hobby. I hesitated then, but not now!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 13:56:52 »
SO excited for r2!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 14:12:00 »
Since Icon Only mods is a no, would Text Only mods be a possibility to be considered?

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 14:12:25 »
Excited for R2. Saving up.   :cool:

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 14:19:51 »
Novelties plsss

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 15:17:31 »
As somebody who missed R1 and refuses to pay aftermarket prices ... thank you!!! I'm totally going in on this

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 15:19:42 »
ne icon mod kits avail??

Gonna be a no on icon mods, sorry. For me, doing icon mods with a text bottom row just feels "off", while full icon just leaves something to be desired with the current mods available, and doing a new set of mods is above my knowhow.


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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 15:20:34 »
I'm all over this. Any chance for a 1u shift key somewhere in there?

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 17:55:22 »
The R4 1.5u Caps Lock is a personal inclusion, when I was using a full tsangan bottom row while control-swapping, having 2 left-hand Control keys drove me nuts. The natural thing for me to do was just swap em.

That's a super weird layout, but hey, it's your set! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I do have a suggestion that would make that key a bit more versatile, though: How about replacing the 1.5u Caps Lock with two 1.5u Super keys? That way you'd kill two birds with one stone: you'd cover Tsangan/HHKB for Mac users (where the Alt and Command/Super are swapped) and you'd have a key with a generic legend for your bottom row Caps Lock needs!

To elaborate a bit further on why I think the R3 Hack should be removed: not counting 40%/50%/ortho layouts (which the base kit doesn't cover anyway), it's only directly useful on one single keyboard: the Uniqey C70. Its usefulness on 65% is very limited — not enough to warrant including it in the base kit, imo.


2) Remove all the sublegends (Ins, etc.) on the numpad for a cleaner look?
I'd like to suggest no sub legends for the numpads on this round, to provide a much cleaner look. If you feel the same then let it be heard guys!   :D
 
+1

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 17:58:23 »
Yes please!  I love the Boba Alphas.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 18:05:43 »
The novelties really brought the whole set together. I feel like it should really find its way back into this GB.
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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 18:06:00 »
One of my anticipated kits!

I miss the novelties though. I think it's an element that makes Taro very unique and very recognizable. I hope you'll still consider adding them.
Hopefully the other members have the same thoughts :)

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 18:19:36 »
I added to the OP a bit ago, boba novelties with definitely be returning rest assured!

Hoping to maybe expand on them a bit so I'm leaving that section as WIP for right now.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 18:31:28 »
I slept on this one when it originally was run, and then i saw the actual pics and realized how nice of a set it was. glad to see it's being re-run for r2!!