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Offline Wongstongs

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[IC] PBT Splash
« on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:00:04 »
Welcome to the summer of SPLASH!

PBT Splash is a re-run of a classic blue and grey color-way. After reviewing feedback from the community and discussing with the design team we're ready to move forward with the second and final interest check. We've made some major changes to the previous kits that fixed compatibility with a variety of layouts.

Initial Renders & Kits

The quoting process for the kits have now been sent out to TKC. We are waiting for the preliminary numbers and will be updating everyone as we go.

New kits


Old renders
Full Album


Timeline

  • Interest check 1 COMPLETE
  • Interest check 2 IN PROGRESS
  • Back to the drawing board for GB


Partnerships

We are excited to announce we will be partnering with an all Canadian roster of creators and vendors. We're hoping to bring all Splash theme products.

PBT Splash Deskmat

Standard 900x400mm Deskmat



Badger Cables - https://badgercables.com/

Pics coming soon

Check out the cables on their insta!

Vendors
NA - MAK
EU -
OCE -
Asia -

Notes & Comments

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  • Special thanks to ApexKeyboards and o3okevin, for the support and contribution to this project!

INTEREST CHECK FORM - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejRjFiyXZKNvsnIbXqujtnpnJHzfH4V7C_FFpUCbjBzpTdDA/viewform
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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:00:44 »
Nice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:02:22 »
paging romevi

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:04:41 »
Yes please!

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:06:28 »
Hmmm maybe a blue alpha's kit?  :-* pls

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:10:33 »
Been waiting forever, but sculpted gmk? Is this a thing?

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:14:16 »
Been waiting forever, but sculpted gmk? Is this a thing?

Well, yeah? GMK is always sculpted.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:14:21 »
Hmmm maybe a blue alpha's kit?  :-* pls

That's...not a terrible idea. We were also considering monochrome alphas.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:29:08 »
YES! WS1!!!
what about a mod kit with the sames colors as the alphas?


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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:31:01 »
Hmmm maybe a blue alpha's kit?  :-* pls

That's...not a terrible idea. We were also considering monochrome alphas.

monochrome mods plssssss

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:31:47 »
Hmmm maybe a blue alpha's kit?  :-* pls

That's...not a terrible idea. We were also considering monochrome alphas.
Hey man whatever the people want! There's a lot of love for this colorway, so people have only been thinking on how to improve on it for years.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:32:52 »
monochrome mods plssssss

That could look fantastic as well, noted!

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:38:06 »
Looks nice. Love to see more stuff happening in Canada!

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:48:18 »
Amazing!

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:52:36 »
Hydro R2, finally! :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 12:54:39 »
Cool! Looking forward to it  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 13:35:42 »
Been waiting forever, but sculpted gmk? Is this a thing?

Well, yeah? GMK is always sculpted.

Yeah just never really seen anyone advertise it as sculpted.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 14:14:07 »
Been waiting forever, but sculpted gmk? Is this a thing?

Well, yeah? GMK is always sculpted.

Yeah just never really seen anyone advertise it as sculpted.

Maybe because that's just implicit? Everyone just seems to already know that GMK/Cherry profile isn't a uniform profile, so specifying it's sculpted is mostly unnecessary and doesn't really push as a selling point. In this particular case their mention of the sculpt is just in regards specifically to R5 as a changeup to the sculpt.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 14:15:28 »

  • Additional Kit (ISO Etc) TBD
  • Numpad Kit TBD
  • Novelties TBD

While we wait on these TBD to be... D, let me make one comment on the base kit: I think it really needs the R4 End key to be added back (otherwise the HUDE column in 75% and some 65% layouts will be incomplete).


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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 20:22:20 »

  • Additional Kit (ISO Etc) TBD
  • Numpad Kit TBD
  • Novelties TBD

While we wait on these TBD to be... D, let me make one comment on the base kit: I think it really needs the R4 End key to be added back (otherwise the HUDE column in 75% and some 65% layouts will be incomplete).

Noted and good suggestion, thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 19:27:08 »
Are novelties going to make its way in to the set?

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 20:03:49 »
Are novelties going to make its way in to the set?

Asking the real questions, my Squirtle Amiibo could use a match.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 06 October 2019, 10:52:01 »
Are novelties going to make its way in to the set?

Definitely some in the works!

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 06 October 2019, 22:45:35 »
Are the colors going to be the exact same as Hydro or will there be some changes made?

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 06 October 2019, 23:33:21 »
I hope nothing changes from the way you have it right now. I love every decision on the base kit so far :)

Though i would prolly die if you included a colevrak kit (basically impossible to hit moq i know but a man can dream) and 40s kit.
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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 13:27:39 »
Are the colors going to be the exact same as Hydro or will there be some changes made?

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There is a question in the form for which white that you prefer on the alphas. So if it’s overwhelmingly one way or another, the white could change.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 13:29:07 »
I hope nothing changes from the way you have it right now. I love every decision on the base kit so far :)

Though i would prolly die if you included a colevrak kit (basically impossible to hit moq i know but a man can dream) and 40s kit.

Thanks! If either gets enough support here or in the form it’s a definite possibility 😃

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 12:38:13 »
I hope nothing changes from the way you have it right now. I love every decision on the base kit so far :)

Though i would prolly die if you included a colevrak kit (basically impossible to hit moq i know but a man can dream) and 40s kit.

Which colevrak/ortho/40s kits have worked best for you in the past?

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 15:26:06 »
Are you bringing back the Squirtle caps 🤠


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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 09:30:25 »
Are you bringing back the Squirtle caps 🤠

yeah, that's what I want the most out of this set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 11:31:06 »
Some of the legend and key choices are a bit odd. Here's a list of what I would change:
  • Remove the duplicate R1 Insert key; as far as I can tell, it doesn't do anything.
  • The longer 1.25u OS keys are Win, but the 1u ones are Super? Seems odd. I'd suggest going with Super on both, or System on 1.25u and Sys on 1u.
  • A R4 1.25u Fn key is missing. However, the R4 1.25u Menu key can be changed to Fn without affecting anything (Fn can fill Menu's role, whereas Menu can't really serve as Fn).
  • R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn, R4 End and a second R4 2.25 Shift are missing, but I suspect this is intentional and you're going to put them in the Additional kit. It's worth mentioning, anyway.
  • Now that I mention it, I think it'd make more sense to put the alternative F keys in the Additional kit instead of those popular 65%/75%/66-key options.
  • The PrtSc, Scroll↲Lock and Pause/Break legends are inconsistent. It should be one of the following: Print, Scroll, Pause; or PrtSc, ScrLk, Pause; or Print↲Screen, Scroll↲Lock, Pause. I'd suggest the simplest, first variant.
  • I'd go a step further and suggest that you replace the stepped Caps↲Lock legend with Caps for a uniform one-line look across the set.
  • R3 1.75u Function and R4 2u Shift would be nice to have in the Additional kit.

Btw, the Hydro colorway is great, I like it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 12:01:02 »
Some of the legend and key choices are a bit odd. Here's a list of what I would change:
  • Remove the duplicate R1 Insert key; as far as I can tell, it doesn't do anything.
  • The longer 1.25u OS keys are Win, but the 1u ones are Super? Seems odd. I'd suggest going with Super on both, or System on 1.25u and Sys on 1u.
  • A R4 1.25u Fn key is missing. However, the R4 1.25u Menu key can be changed to Fn without affecting anything (Fn can fill Menu's role, whereas Menu can't really serve as Fn).
  • R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn, R4 End and a second R4 2.25 Shift are missing, but I suspect this is intentional and you're going to put them in the Additional kit. It's worth mentioning, anyway.
  • Now that I mention it, I think it'd make more sense to put the alternative F keys in the Additional kit instead of those popular 65%/75%/66-key options.
  • The PrtSc, Scroll↲Lock and Pause/Break legends are inconsistent. It should be one of the following: Print, Scroll, Pause; or PrtSc, ScrLk, Pause; or Print↲Screen, Scroll↲Lock, Pause. I'd suggest the simplest, first variant.
  • I'd go a step further and suggest that you replace the stepped Caps↲Lock legend with Caps for a uniform one-line look across the set.
  • R3 1.75u Function and R4 2u Shift would be nice to have in the Additional kit.

Btw, the Hydro colorway is great, I like it.

Don't have too much comment on most of these but regarding (6) the alternative Frow colors is an iconic part of the Hydro set. Please do not move this to a side kit.
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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 13:49:38 »
Agreed. Alternating f row should stay in base

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 10:40:06 »
Some of the legend and key choices are a bit odd. Here's a list of what I would change:
  • Remove the duplicate R1 Insert key; as far as I can tell, it doesn't do anything.
  • The longer 1.25u OS keys are Win, but the 1u ones are Super? Seems odd. I'd suggest going with Super on both, or System on 1.25u and Sys on 1u.
  • A R4 1.25u Fn key is missing. However, the R4 1.25u Menu key can be changed to Fn without affecting anything (Fn can fill Menu's role, whereas Menu can't really serve as Fn).
  • R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn, R4 End and a second R4 2.25 Shift are missing, but I suspect this is intentional and you're going to put them in the Additional kit. It's worth mentioning, anyway.
  • Now that I mention it, I think it'd make more sense to put the alternative F keys in the Additional kit instead of those popular 65%/75%/66-key options.
  • The PrtSc, Scroll↲Lock and Pause/Break legends are inconsistent. It should be one of the following: Print, Scroll, Pause; or PrtSc, ScrLk, Pause; or Print↲Screen, Scroll↲Lock, Pause. I'd suggest the simplest, first variant.
  • I'd go a step further and suggest that you replace the stepped Caps↲Lock legend with Caps for a uniform one-line look across the set.
  • R3 1.75u Function and R4 2u Shift would be nice to have in the Additional kit.

Btw, the Hydro colorway is great, I like it.

This is great feedback thank you!

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 10:41:06 »

Don't have too much comment on most of these but regarding (6) the alternative Frow colors is an iconic part of the Hydro set. Please do not move this to a side kit.

The alternating F-row is indeed iconic to this set and will stay in the base kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 14:53:28 »
I'm just waiting for GB to start.  :blank:

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 21:44:23 »
I would like to suggest to add the numpad into the base kit and put the alternative frow into a separate kit, possibly in the novelty kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 11:20:55 »
I would like to suggest to add the numpad into the base kit and put the alternative frow into a separate kit, possibly in the novelty kit.

We are looking at adding the numpad into the base kit  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 09:31:54 »
Quote
"We are omitting ISO in base (4 keys) to have a cheap base kit. Hurray!"


puts 12 additional f-keys into base kit


I see through your lies.

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 11:00:18 »
Hydro good. R5 good.

Extra F keys instead of ISO? Not good. IMO it's unreasonable and unfair to go for novelty over functionality. Put the extra F keys in a separate kit, it should be <$30 which is well within reason for aesthetic keyboard upgrades nowadays.
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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 11:18:21 »
Hydro good. R5 good.

Extra F keys instead of ISO? Not good. IMO it's unreasonable and unfair to go for novelty over functionality. Put the extra F keys in a separate kit, it should be <$30 which is well within reason for aesthetic keyboard upgrades nowadays.

I'd usually strongly agree with you but it's a hard ask I think now to rerun a classic set, then abandon one of the core elements of the original set. It's just my opinion but for me the consistent frow was a selling point of the original set.
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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 20:26:36 »
Hydro good. R5 good.

Extra F keys instead of ISO? Not good. IMO it's unreasonable and unfair to go for novelty over functionality. Put the extra F keys in a separate kit, it should be <$30 which is well within reason for aesthetic keyboard upgrades nowadays.

I'd usually strongly agree with you but it's a hard ask I think now to rerun a classic set, then abandon one of the core elements of the original set. It's just my opinion but for me the consistent frow was a selling point of the original set.

By that logic, the original set also had ISO in base, so...

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 12:25:29 »
We should have an update coming soon!

Kits reorganized a bit and novelty designs  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 04:14:59 »
any updates?
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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 05:54:04 »
any updates?



Seconded, I missed this IC when it went up but now that I seen it I'd be very interested in this set! GMK Hydro with a R5 bottom row sounds fantastic to me. Love me some R5. :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 05:58:55 »
 mfw hydro is now considered a classic colorway, feels like it came out yesterday. feeling like a boomer
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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 25 November 2019, 06:31:34 »
mfw hydro is now considered a classic colorway, feels like it came out yesterday. feeling like a boomer

:p So true though, I was gonna comment "how is this any different from Hydro?" before I read the description LOL!

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 16:05:07 »
Hey just checking, the blue will be the same as R1? N5

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 18:07:10 »
Yes same blue as the original!

We have all the kits updated, we are just working on getting renders done for them  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Splash
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 15:31:24 »
any updates?

Currently talking to some professional render people to get some for second IC. When second IC is posted, two weeks from then GB should open. We're planning to have these sets made by summer since its Splash. Thanks for your interest! I hope to share some more details during the holidays.  :)