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Offline pwade3

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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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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 Im happy other folks wont 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 Ill 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

+2
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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!!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 18:41:58 »
Thoughts on R0/R5? Feels like it would help differentiate it from Round 1.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 18:49:25 »
Just briefly skimmed the thread so not sure if this has been asked, but can you please label the bars in the l extra straw kit? Thanks!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 19:42:34 »
Thoughts on R0/R5? Feels like it would help differentiate it from Round 1.

Strongly agree with the suggestion above to have R0/R5 too!

Also, would be great if there could be a larger novelty pack, similar to GMK Carbon R2 with the full Function row having many icon options.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 19:54:48 »
Thoughts on R0/R5? Feels like it would help differentiate it from Round 1.

Strongly agree with the suggestion above to have R0/R5 too!

Also, would be great if there could be a larger novelty pack, similar to GMK Carbon R2 with the full Function row having many icon options.

I would love to see an R0/R5 too!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 22:00:09 »
Really hope no R0/R5... I really hate how they look, and R0 is so god damn uncomfortable to type on.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 22:05:36 »
A bit of a personal request, but how about a stepped Fn key? I don't like to double up on control keys, but I never use caps lock on that key either.
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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 22:11:40 »
YES please

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 23:06:49 »
Really hope no R0/R5... I really hate how they look, and R0 is so god damn uncomfortable to type on.

May I know what conditions would necessitate typing on R0? Surely pressing Function keys would likely be one-off typing events, for use during gaming or application specific use-cases.

Aesthetically, I find R0/R5 to be very nice, especially for compact 75% layouts like the Singa, Xeno and [IC] Dawn.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 00:45:00 »
YES Please! I began the keyboard hobby a good time after GMK Taro was run. I always wanted to get it as I love purple, but I didn't love the aftermarket prices.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 04:21:53 »
I'm not sure about others, but I'm not feeling the 40's kit. Maybe a render would prove me wrong, but I can't see the alphas and blanks looking good on a staggered 40.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 06:38:27 »
OMG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I missed out on the first round and have regret it ever since, i will definitely buy this PLEASE TAKE ALL MY MONEY!!!!

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH !!!!!! PLEASE MAKE THIS!!!!!!!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 21:32:35 »
buying two sets of these. one for me and the lady  ;)

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 22:51:53 »
Thoughts on R0/R5? Feels like it would help differentiate it from Round 1.

no

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 20:55:47 »
An Ergodox kit!

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 03:18:04 »
YES.

On a serious note though, any chance we get smaller spacebars in dark purple?
I like that the boba alpha kit includes a second B for alice layouts but doesn't include the spacebars needed for that layout.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 06:48:58 »
Hello!
My name is Peter and I am the creator of Mechfashion - custom printed sleeves. (mechfashion.com)

Recently, one clacker asked me to create a sleeve for his keyboard with GMK Taro keycap set.  :)

Could you please tell me if you would be willing to share a picture you used for the front of the box? https://i.imgur.com/74LAVmD.jpg
We would really appreciate it, how we could return you a favor?

Thank you so much,
Peter

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 07:56:19 »
I really like the yellow accents!

Looking forward to GB.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #67 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 08:23:48 »
I'm not sure about others, but I'm not feeling the 40's kit. Maybe a render would prove me wrong, but I can't see the alphas and blanks looking good on a staggered 40.

Going for blanks just seems lazy to me.

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #68 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 14:58:03 »
I'm not sure about others, but I'm not feeling the 40's kit. Maybe a render would prove me wrong, but I can't see the alphas and blanks looking good on a staggered 40.

Going for blanks just seems lazy to me.

I like the ergo kit with blanks a lot here this satisfies so many more board scenarios and looks better, at least with GMK.

Couple requests for Ergo/Ortho/40:

Additional (1) R3 1.25 (2 total) for Dimple, UT47/Gnap!, and another board I'm forgetting the name of
Additional (1) R4 1.75 (2 total) for Dimple (and probably others) seems like too many R4 1.5 keys maybe?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #69 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:05:29 »
Very cool!

I'm happy about the assembly kit and dark alphas. I'll probably get a couple of these. I'm sad there's no colevrak kit (but I understand).

Thank you for running this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #70 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 00:28:41 »
F13 please!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 01:08:14 »
Oh finally! I knew you were being honest when you said you had a plan to do a second round. Will be buying at least two base kits, novelties, and spacebars.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 01:56:40 »
I need boba cadet. :|

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 05:48:50 »
I'm not sure about others, but I'm not feeling the 40's kit. Maybe a render would prove me wrong, but I can't see the alphas and blanks looking good on a staggered 40.

Going for blanks just seems lazy to me.

I like the ergo kit with blanks a lot here this satisfies so many more board scenarios and looks better, at least with GMK.

Couple requests for Ergo/Ortho/40:

Additional (1) R3 1.25 (2 total) for Dimple, UT47/Gnap!, and another board I'm forgetting the name of
Additional (1) R4 1.75 (2 total) for Dimple (and probably others) seems like too many R4 1.5 keys maybe?

The amount of R4 1.5u should be just enough to fill out a tsangan-bottom (1.5/1/1.5/7/1.5/1/1.5) Boardwalk

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 22:38:38 »
I'm not sure about others, but I'm not feeling the 40's kit. Maybe a render would prove me wrong, but I can't see the alphas and blanks looking good on a staggered 40.

Going for blanks just seems lazy to me.

I like the ergo kit with blanks a lot here this satisfies so many more board scenarios and looks better, at least with GMK.

Couple requests for Ergo/Ortho/40:

Additional (1) R3 1.25 (2 total) for Dimple, UT47/Gnap!, and another board I'm forgetting the name of
Additional (1) R4 1.75 (2 total) for Dimple (and probably others) seems like too many R4 1.5 keys maybe?

The amount of R4 1.5u should be just enough to fill out a tsangan-bottom (1.5/1/1.5/7/1.5/1/1.5) Boardwalk

Ah, yes, that is true that's such a nice layout BTW, might need another Boardwalk for that layout and it's looking like this is the set that can handle it!

Speaking of the Boardwalk, there are other layouts that use (2) 2u spacebars (which my board uses), right now we only get one of each color, which would look unbalanced. Would it be possible to get 2 that match?, either color is fine.

Still would love the other keys mentioned earlier if possible these kits are challenging, but really liking where this one is heading.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 05:54:41 »
Great to see full UK ISO support in both alpha sets

in for the base, boba alphas and possibly extra toppings

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 15:18:15 »
So much want! ;D :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 15:24:16 »
yes pls

my only request would be doing the alternating color f-row groups rather than uniform dark

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 17:33:42 »
yes pls

my only request would be doing the alternating color f-row groups rather than uniform dark

I second hiney's suggestion  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 00:16:55 »
yes pls

my only request would be doing the alternating color f-row groups rather than uniform dark

I second hiney's suggestion  :D
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #80 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 00:23:44 »
I personally like it with the uniform F-row.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #81 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 01:09:29 »
Can you confirm that the 1.25u keys in the extra straws kit will be convex instead of the regular r4 molds? GMK does have the convex molds for them now.


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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #82 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 14:07:38 »
yes pls

my only request would be doing the alternating color f-row groups rather than uniform dark

I second hiney's suggestion  :D
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 14:28:09 »
I think the uniform mod colored F-row works well with this colorway. I wouldn't change it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #84 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 14:34:28 »
Right now what I'm thinking is I want to keep uniform f row in the base kit.

But I'll play around with offering an alternating stripe in either one of the child kits or on its own.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 18:29:21 »
GB date is March 2020 or ship date is March 2020?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #86 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 18:29:55 »
GB date is March 2020 or ship date is March 2020?
GB date!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #87 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 06:05:01 »
Right now what I'm thinking is I want to keep uniform f row in the base kit.

But I'll play around with offering an alternating stripe in either one of the child kits or on its own.

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That sound like a great compromise, and allows more people to choose the options they want.

Really looking forward to this set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #88 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 06:23:02 »
Updated the OP y'all, decent amount of changes.

Got some keys added to the ergo kit, modified some legends in the base/boba alpha kits, tweaked the spacebars, and last but certainly not least, added some renders utilizing the ergo/ortho/40s kit showing (I think) just how good those blank mods can look!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #89 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 07:48:20 »
Ayyyyy
I didnt know this was coming back
Im hyped

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #90 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 10:03:33 »
Ah yeah F13

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #91 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 13:54:23 »
please consider using "Backspace" on the short backspace instead of left arrow


+1 The r2 backspace being the only icon mod in the set feels super out of place.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #92 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 01:25:10 »
After seeing the 40s/Ergo renders, I'd like to see legends on the mods except for the Ergo/Boardwalk 1.5u mods. The Sebright esp. looks weird with all the blanks and the staggered profile, but perhaps that's just me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #93 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 23:42:30 »
After seeing the 40s/Ergo renders, I'd like to see legends on the mods except for the Ergo/Boardwalk 1.5u mods. The Sebright esp. looks weird with all the blanks and the staggered profile, but perhaps that's just me.

I know I'm a bit of a homer, but I am such a huge fan of blank mods. I already love Taro, and I think, similar to SA Leviathan, that blank mods are a cool look.

Really, the main factor for me is price. Blank kits like this give a quality option for smaller "underserved" board sizes the opportunity to be covered without us having to sell a kidney. I'm never happy with the legends provided as my layout is just weird in general, so having blanks is the best possible compromise between cost and coverage.

I know that might be the unpopular opinion, and I honestly had no input on the creation or promotion of these kits. I just think it's a good option for people with boards that need the caps but balk at paying a full GMK for them :D


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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 00:54:38 »
After seeing the 40s/Ergo renders, I'd like to see legends on the mods except for the Ergo/Boardwalk 1.5u mods. The Sebright esp. looks weird with all the blanks and the staggered profile, but perhaps that's just me.

I know I'm a bit of a homer, but I am such a huge fan of blank mods. I already love Taro, and I think, similar to SA Leviathan, that blank mods are a cool look.

Really, the main factor for me is price. Blank kits like this give a quality option for smaller "underserved" board sizes the opportunity to be covered without us having to sell a kidney. I'm never happy with the legends provided as my layout is just weird in general, so having blanks is the best possible compromise between cost and coverage.

I know that might be the unpopular opinion, and I honestly had no input on the creation or promotion of these kits. I just think it's a good option for people with boards that need the caps but balk at paying a full GMK for them :D

Price is def. a concern.

I think for the legend problem, pwade3 could do what Oblotzky and T0mbry have done with their assembly kits. The legends are the non-traditional type, legend agnostic, so you don't have to worry about mis-matched legends. Look at Carbon and Calm Depths assembly. I actually prefer those over the traditional ones.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #95 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 06:06:36 »

Price is def. a concern.

I think for the legend problem, pwade3 could do what Oblotzky and T0mbry have done with their assembly kits. The legends are the non-traditional type, legend agnostic, so you don't have to worry about mis-matched legends. Look at Carbon and Calm Depths assembly. I actually prefer those over the traditional ones.

The problem there is, I think this set has a fairly clear theme. One which, personally, I don't think the 'git' legends really cohere with.

Were I able to think of on-theme novelty text legends, I might consider it, but that brings it back to the pricing concern with funding so many new molds.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #96 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 23:02:25 »
Okay damn, this might be a buy! Those extra black alphas are nice too. Good stuff dude

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #97 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 20:02:15 »
100% in for ergo and extra straws (plus novelties). Also, please keep the Ergo/Ortho/40s kit's mods blank; they look so clean and, as already stated, that will help keep prices down.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #98 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 23:44:12 »
Updates are looking great!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #99 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 09:24:40 »
ne short backspace change avail?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 09:26:55 »
Maybe I do need to sell my kidney for 2020

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #101 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 09:31:03 »
In for that ergo set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #102 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 10:28:40 »
ne short backspace change avail?

Probably not, I'd need some fairly major convincing.

In other news, got a few things in the works to make this set even more exciting, hopefully I'll have more news soon.  ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #103 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 11:01:51 »
ne short backspace change avail?

Probably not, I'd need some fairly major convincing.

In other news, got a few things in the works to make this set even more exciting, hopefully I'll have more news soon.  ;)
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 11:39:08 »
I respect this move. Unlike other people who are very secretive about r2s and letting their sets go for crazy prices. Thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #105 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 13:26:40 »
I respect this move. Unlike other people who are very secretive about r2s and letting their sets go for crazy prices. Thanks!

Like what?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #106 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 14:38:57 »
I respect this move. Unlike other people who are very secretive about r2s and letting their sets go for crazy prices. Thanks!

Like what?

I appreciate the compliment, but let's try to not have any callouts okay guys?  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #107 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 14:44:55 »
I respect this move. Unlike other people who are very secretive about r2s and letting their sets go for crazy prices. Thanks!

Like what?

I appreciate the compliment, but let's try to not have any callouts okay guys?  :D

Agreed! Let's all get excited about how awesome Taro R2 is going to be with all of its dope addon kits, and talk about our favorite way to eat jeans.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #108 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 17:54:56 »
Will pricing be similar to r1?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #109 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 19:14:56 »
Will pricing be similar to r1?
Base should be a bit cheaper due to removal of some keys, other kits I can't really say yet.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #110 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 19:22:02 »
I hope that ortho/ergo/40s kit is cheap enough that I can buy multiple, the compatibility it offers is insane (blank mods gang rise up).

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #111 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 19:25:24 »
I hope that ortho/ergo/40s kit is cheap enough that I can buy multiple, the compatibility it offers is insane (blank mods gang rise up).
My goal is that it'll be better than the typical base+40s route.

Glad to hear more support for blanks though!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #112 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 21:31:41 »
I hope that ortho/ergo/40s kit is cheap enough that I can buy multiple, the compatibility it offers is insane (blank mods gang rise up).
My goal is that it'll be better than the typical base+40s route.

Glad to hear more support for blanks though!

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Please leave them blank :) Although I won't say no to an 1.5u novelty. This set will look fresh in a Boardwalk.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #113 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 19:59:17 »
Just noticed that the Boba Alphas have a 2nd 'B' keycap for Alice-style keyboards, but the Base Set does not.  Wouldn't it make sense for the 2nd 'B' keycap to be available in the purple alpha color as well?  That what I would be thinking of using this keyset for.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #114 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 20:13:42 »
Just noticed that the Boba Alphas have a 2nd 'B' keycap for Alice-style keyboards, but the Base Set does not.  Wouldn't it make sense for the 2nd 'B' keycap to be available in the purple alpha color as well?  That what I would be thinking of using this keyset for.
Hmm good point, my thinking was Alice users are gonna pick up the split spacebars anyway, but not every Alice user cares about the Boba Alphas.

But I'll evaluate this for sure, whether to move light b to base or the dark b to split bars as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #115 on: Sun, 15 December 2019, 15:22:40 »
I'm in for Round 2!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #116 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 09:25:46 »
Added to the OP, but happy to announce that Ritual Master is going to be making some Watchers for the GB!

Got a bunch of irons in the fire to help make this GB as awesome as possible for everyone who joins in, keep your eyes peeled.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #117 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 10:05:27 »
What are watchers

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #119 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 10:22:50 »
Numpad is missing an R1 equals.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #120 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 10:34:44 »
Numpad is missing an R1 equals.

A what? What's the usecase for that one?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #121 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 11:03:01 »
Numpad is missing an R1 equals.

A what? What's the usecase for that one?

More details here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103686.0

The basic gist is this: if a Numpad replaces its 2u plus key with R3/R2 plus/minus, then that means that the R1 minus key originally in the numpad kit is now redundant.  This is often replaced by a standalone equals key. 

It's fairly standard for Mac-oriented numpads, and it's handy to have for PC numpads that have an additional row of keys in the F-row (where an equals sign is often found as well).
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #122 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 20:58:05 »
Would you consider adding two 1.5u Code and two 1u Alt keys to the base for tsangan compat for mac users. similar to that of GMK minimal?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #123 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 00:11:47 »
Numpad is missing an R1 equals.

A what? What's the usecase for that one?

More details here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103686.0

The basic gist is this: if a Numpad replaces its 2u plus key with R3/R2 plus/minus, then that means that the R1 minus key originally in the numpad kit is now redundant.  This is often replaced by a standalone equals key. 

It's fairly standard for Mac-oriented numpads, and it's handy to have for PC numpads that have an additional row of keys in the F-row (where an equals sign is often found as well).

I've always put Pause there since it's the 1800 standard, but an equals key is nice if you have a fullsize or standalone numpad I guess

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #124 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 03:17:43 »
can't wait for r2!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #125 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 09:32:20 »
While not all of the below examples are mechanicals, they are provided to show that a standalone equals in either Row 1 or Row 0 is commonplace.

Standard Mac Full-Size Keyboard (modern)


Apple Standard Keyboard (1987)


Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard


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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #126 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 09:44:18 »
While not all of the below examples are mechanicals, they are provided to show that a standalone equals in either Row 1 or Row 0 is commonplace.

Very interesting, I appreciate all the info. I'm not 100% sure if I'll be able to include it out the gate, but I'll keep it in mind when we get around to pricing the kits!

Would you consider adding two 1.5u Code and two 1u Alt keys to the base for tsangan compat for mac users. similar to that of GMK minimal?

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So it'd just be 1 more 1u alt, and the 2 1.5u Super keys, since I do have the single 1u alt, but similar to the above response, it's just gonna depend on where the pricing stands as it's already a fairly hefty base kit.

My initial thought is that perhaps if we hit an MOQ mark where adding keys is doable, we can add the above keys.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #127 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 09:57:58 »
I second what Starston3 asked for.  Anybody who lays out their boards with the gui key next the spacebar would benefit from this.  Can't wait for this set, thanks pwade

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #128 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 11:33:35 »
I second what Starston3 asked for.  Anybody who lays out their boards with the gui key next the spacebar would benefit from this.  Can't wait for this set, thanks pwade

+1 (although, it's not everyone who puts GUI next to spacebar, it's everyone who does that and has tsangan bottom row - still a lot I would think)

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Re: GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #129 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 06:55:33 »
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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Any updates on novelties yet? I'm super curious!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #130 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 07:10:49 »
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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Any updates on novelties yet? I'm super curious!

Not yet, been working on other aspects of the set recently, but I'm gonna see about getting that particular ball rolling.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #131 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 07:16:03 »
1.5u novelties in that ergo set would be nice :)

And I agree 100% that git mods would look off on this set.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #132 on: Fri, 10 January 2020, 07:40:30 »
Will any Gmk Taro orders qualify for the artisan sales? I won't have to buy a base kit as I own one from R1.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #133 on: Fri, 10 January 2020, 07:50:07 »
Will any Gmk Taro orders qualify for the artisan sales? I won't have to buy a base kit as I own one from R1.
Yeah, I don't plan to just restrict to just Base kit buyers or anything like that, just because of fine folks like yourself.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #134 on: Fri, 10 January 2020, 07:51:14 »
Will any Gmk Taro orders qualify for the artisan sales? I won't have to buy a base kit as I own one from R1.
Yeah, I don't plan to just restrict to just Base kit buyers or anything like that, just because of fine folks like yourself.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #135 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 06:09:31 »
Any chance of separating Ergo and Ortho/40s?   ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #136 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 06:22:21 »
Any chance of separating Ergo and Ortho/40s?   ;D

Maybe if the pricing isn't as good as I'm hoping for, but my ideal scenario is that the current kit will be more affordable than the traditional base+40s purchase that those users usually have to do.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #137 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 07:35:50 »
I'd still prefer to pay more to have a separate 40s kit and buy the regular base, if that 40s kit has legends and not blanks, if it has usual good coverage (i.e. something like Mizu's).

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #138 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 09:55:10 »
I'd still prefer to pay more to have a separate 40s kit and buy the regular base, if that 40s kit has legends and not blanks, if it has usual good coverage (i.e. something like Mizu's).

I appreciate keeping costs down, but I am of the same mind. I would be willing to pay more via separate kits if it meant the inclusion of legends on the 40s.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #139 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 22:24:15 »
i wont buy 40s either way

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #140 on: Sat, 18 January 2020, 09:14:09 »
I'd still prefer to pay more to have a separate 40s kit and buy the regular base, if that 40s kit has legends and not blanks, if it has usual good coverage (i.e. something like Mizu's).

I appreciate keeping costs down, but I am of the same mind. I would be willing to pay more via separate kits if it meant the inclusion of legends on the 40s.

I would also agree on this statement, and would definitely want to pay a bit extra for a separate 40s kit with proper legends on them.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #141 on: Sat, 18 January 2020, 11:19:13 »
I'd still prefer to pay more to have a separate 40s kit and buy the regular base, if that 40s kit has legends and not blanks, if it has usual good coverage (i.e. something like Mizu's).

I appreciate keeping costs down, but I am of the same mind. I would be willing to pay more via separate kits if it meant the inclusion of legends on the 40s.

I would also agree on this statement, and would definitely want to pay a bit extra for a separate 40s kit with proper legends on them.

Ditto. Not a fan of blanks if I'm paying $100+

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #142 on: Sat, 18 January 2020, 12:24:36 »
Alright alright, let's collect us some data.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #143 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 08:40:03 »
Definitely in, excited to see the novelties!

Would love to have a Canadian proxy, DeskHero has been running a lot of sets recently.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #144 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 15:46:13 »
I'd love to get a Japanese sub legend kit (the way you did it with Analog Dreams as well)^^

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #145 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 16:27:50 »
I'd love to get a Japanese sub legend kit (the way you did it with Analog Dreams as well)^^

But boba isn't Japanese...

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #146 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 16:41:35 »
I'd love to get a Japanese sub legend kit (the way you did it with Analog Dreams as well)^^

But boba isn't Japanese...

Yep, which is why no subs.

Additionally, with where things are at, there are already a bunch of kits, 2 alpha sets is simply too much in my opinion.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #147 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 09:57:51 »
Ok, thanks a lot for your answer!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #148 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 10:06:49 »
Hope you'll consider ILUMKB for Asia/Southeast Asia Proxy!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #149 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 11:28:03 »
I finally got back my R1 set from my GF, she had "borrowed" it like... forever ago lol.
I think we're a 2-Taro household. Bring on the round 2!

Also: I would definitely buy a dedicated 40's kit with proper legends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #150 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 12:33:55 »
I finally got back my R1 set from my GF, she had "borrowed" it like... forever ago lol.
I think we're a 2-Taro household. Bring on the round 2!

Also: I would definitely buy a dedicated 40's kit with proper legends.

judging from 40s discord conversations i think its happening.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #151 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 18:29:42 »
any novelty/artisan updates?
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #152 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 18:34:47 »
Designs are in the work, but nothing concrete to show yet, biip has been a busy bee lately.

I do have some kit restructuring however, good renders pending feedback.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #153 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 18:52:27 »
Said it in the 40s discord, but really digging the new 40s kit. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #154 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 19:04:25 »
Very nice updates. Thank you!
Excited to see the novelties.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #155 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 19:21:06 »
Great updates! Will there be a space bar kit with alpha colored 2.25/2.75 for larger split keyboards?

I also think the base kit is a bit loaded with keys like R3 hack, 5 extra pg up/down, 1u ctrl/alt, etc. I think some of those keys could be removed in exchange for a second tab key for 2 full modifier sets.
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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #156 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 19:25:49 »


Great updates! Will there be a space bar kit with alpha colored 2.25/2.75 for larger split keyboards?

I also think the base kit is a bit loaded with keys like R3 hack, 5 extra pg up/down, 1u ctrl/alt, etc. I think some of those keys could be removed in exchange for a second tab key for 2 full modifier sets.

Unsure on alpha spaces outside 40s kit, my observation gave the impression this is how things were going lately.

I think the extra tab makes enough sense in boba alphas, as providing more compatibility seems more likely to be used than someone wanting to use 2 sets of mods.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #157 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 20:48:04 »
def buying base and 40s. looks great

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #158 on: Sat, 08 February 2020, 13:10:46 »
OP updated with some beautiful Watchers from Ritual Master!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #159 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 00:02:52 »
Any plans for a collab with latrialum ?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #160 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 02:06:40 »
Can you confirm that the 1.25u keys in the extra straws kit will be convex instead of the regular r4 molds? GMK does have the convex molds for them now.


Thanks  :thumb:

Which (if any) R4 1.25 keycaps are convex?  As nasp said, GMK has the tooling.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #161 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 04:25:19 »
Any plans for a collab with latrialum ?

+1 for this. That would make my March just as expensive as my Feb. Maybe not, but close.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2020
« Reply #162 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 08:46:20 »
Definitely in, excited to see the novelties!

Would love to have a Canadian proxy, DeskHero has been running a lot of sets recently.

I might actually buy this, if there's a Canadian proxy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #163 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 09:04:22 »
Can you confirm that the 1.25u keys in the extra straws kit will be convex instead of the regular r4 molds? GMK does have the convex molds for them now.


Thanks  :thumb:

Which (if any) R4 1.25 keycaps are convex?  As nasp said, GMK has the tooling.

Sorry I missed this somehow, yes convex!


Any plans for a collab with latrialum ?

+1 for this. That would make my March just as expensive as my Feb. Maybe not, but close.


I'll see what I can make happen, no guarantees.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #164 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 12:45:12 »
OP updated to reflect current proxies that will be offered, that we will be running from March 2 to 27, and another artisan announcement!

No pics yet, but Death Caps is gonna be doing some Taro caps and I can't wait to see what he does.

Still waiting on updated kit renders for you all, those will be added soon as I get em and we are also officially waiting for pricing, so look forward to that!


Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #165 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 13:01:28 »
With this being such a popular set any chance of MOQ being set on the higher end for lower GB base kit?  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #166 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 05:15:16 »
This has been my most used set ever. The shirt from R1 was great too! Im in for the boba alphas and possibly new novelties. Id buy another shirt too

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #167 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 07:39:28 »
I regret not getting the R1 shirt. If R2 offers one, I will be grabbing a couple.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #168 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 07:40:38 »
I regret not getting the R1 shirt. If R2 offers one, I will be grabbing a couple.
This has been my most used set ever. The shirt from R1 was great too! Im in for the boba alphas and possibly new novelties. Id buy another shirt too
It's not gonna be the same as R1's but it's something that's being worked on!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #169 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:56:26 »
Definitely getting in on this round with the great 40s kit, can't wait!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #170 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 02:50:58 »
when will the GB happens ? Looking forward to it

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« Reply #171 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 05:27:27 »
I regret not getting the R1 shirt. If R2 offers one, I will be grabbing a couple.
This has been my most used set ever. The shirt from R1 was great too! Im in for the boba alphas and possibly new novelties. Id buy another shirt too
It's not gonna be the same as R1's but it's something that's being worked on!

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Good news :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #172 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 18:14:02 »
Can the 40s/ergo kit possibly come with two Bs instead of just one?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #173 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 18:30:31 »
Can the 40s/ergo kit possibly come with two Bs instead of just one?
Just kidding, ignore me lol

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th
« Reply #174 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 17:16:14 »
loving the r2 kits and have plans for a build with it, would be awesome if you did an artkey collab

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #175 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 08:48:33 »
OP updated with kits and pricing!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #176 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:46:48 »
Awesome update pwade3.  Now there's a possibility of having both light and dark taro kits.   ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #177 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:48:22 »
Awesome update pwade3.  Now there's a possibility of having both light and dark taro kits.   ;D
Light, dark, and if you're feeling real saucy, reverse.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #178 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 10:56:30 »
Amazing update. Looks like i'll be getting one of each kit



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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #179 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 12:39:23 »
Please add Pipe-key in the Milk Tea Mods kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #180 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 17:09:51 »
Okay, now Im starting to get excited. $110 for base is sweet. Heres to hoping that 1,000 MOQ is beaten! :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #181 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 19:41:20 »
any chance on 1.5 novelties?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #182 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 22:41:50 »
Please add Pipe-key in the Milk Tea Mods kit!

any chance on 1.5 novelties?

Kits are final, sorry.

For the pipe, there's already the 2 in base, and 1 in boba alphas.

The main reason for the one in boba is if you want to do boba alphas + milk tea mods and skip base altogether, unfortunately you lose a little flexibility that way.

As far as 1.5u, if I did 1 set of 1.5u caps, I personally don't like the imbalance of just 1 set of novelties, so I would feel compelled to add a second set of 1.5u, so I just opted to skip them altogether for pricing's sake.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #183 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 23:01:57 »
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #184 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 09:12:51 »
Hey everyone, just an update that the collab with summitcables has been cancelled, I'm looking to see if any other cable makers have the bandwidth to do a matching cable, I'll keep you all posted.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #185 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 15:14:51 »
Any renders showing the alternative alphas and mods (together, and mixed with the original base)? Would make it a lot easier to visualize.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #186 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 17:07:17 »
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?

Definitely missing if you do that combo, needs to be added

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #187 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 17:11:19 »
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?

Oof yeah good catch!  Im probably out without that key.  Doesnt make sense to have it for ISO but not ANSI either.

Offline pwade3

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #188 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 17:14:10 »
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?

Definitely missing if you do that combo, needs to be added
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?

Oof yeah good catch!  Im probably out without that key.  Doesnt make sense to have it for ISO but not ANSI either.
No ~` key in the Boba alphas for those pairing it with Milk Tea mods?
Just missed in the render, that'll be in there. Sorry about that, working on getting that fixed.

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #189 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 18:12:03 »
Just missed in the render, that'll be in there. Sorry about that, working on getting that fixed.

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Sweet looking forward to it, thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK Taro R2 - March 2nd - 27th - $110 Base Kit
« Reply #190 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 22:37:18 »
Hey everyone, happy to announce that we're going to be getting cables from both Spaztik Cables and Mechcables!