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[GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 18:46:03 »
Interest Check Thread


Introducing GMK Dark,
Designed for low-contrast and high-compatibility with many keyboard layouts and existing GMK keysets




Welcome to the Dark. This classic colorway combines the beauty and simplicity of OEM black-on-black keysets with the German precision of GMK plastic.
The N9 dark grey base and black CR legends of this set makes for a great combination with a number of existing GMK alpha and modifier keycaps.
Murder out your keyboard with GMK Dark


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US: TheKey.Company
EU: CandyKeys
Oceania: Switchkeys
Asia: ZFrontier


The group buy will be open from January 3 to January 31


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Included keycaps


Base kit $120 USD


Numpad kit $40 USD


Icons kit $56 USD


Deviant kit $51 USD


ISO kit $25 USD


Renders
color-accurate renders provided by janglad:







DISCLAIMER: This set will not come with any colored accent or modifier keycaps thank you to pngu for the free render service!

GMK Dark alphas with GMK Sky Dolch mods and accents accents


GMK Dark alphas with GMK Violet Tendencies mods


GMK Dark with GMK Terminal alphas


GMK Dark alphas with GMK Terminal mods and accents


GMK Dark alphas and mods with GMK Skidata accents


GMK Dark alphas with GMK Skidata mods

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 18:46:37 »
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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 20:07:29 »
A must buy for sure. Looking forward to getting my hands on a set. :thumb:
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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 20:11:55 »
Nice, definitely in for a set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 21:49:57 »
TKC and OG icon mods. Inject this into my veins.
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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 22:53:48 »
Mother effing eff this is a must-buy.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 03 January 2020, 06:36:41 »
Definitely in for my Preonic. I don't want to wait for round 2 to get this set. GLWGB. I don't think you'll need it though. I'm gonna predict >2,000 kits sold by week 3.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 03 January 2020, 09:52:40 »
With this and Infinikey BoW, The Key Company will be getting a lot of my 2020 funds.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 03 January 2020, 12:24:19 »
Damn, this is pretty cool, good luck!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 04 January 2020, 09:41:46 »
2 kits in! MOQ EZ Clap.

Offline DarkMio

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 04 January 2020, 12:20:59 »
What's up with Candykeys? Doesn't seem to have it listed at all.

Edit: Also the discord link is expired.
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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 04 January 2020, 13:36:37 »
What's up with Candykeys? Doesn't seem to have it listed at all.

Edit: Also the discord link is expired.

yeah, i reached out to CandyKeys but they are in German time zone. i would expect their product page to be up this weekend.

thanks for the heads up on the discord link - i didn't know they expire! i have updated that also

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 05 January 2020, 11:40:52 »
Out of curiosity what's the advantages of this set over a black-on-dark-gray dye sub set like ePBT, when ePBT is cheaper and won't shine as quickly as GMK?

Offline mrkantz

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 05 January 2020, 12:02:56 »
Quality and preference

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 05 January 2020, 21:24:19 »
Quality and preference


Also wider compatibility

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 06 January 2020, 02:50:06 »
So many possibilities with this. Hmmmm.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 06 January 2020, 12:39:39 »
Hell yeah

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 06 January 2020, 14:19:17 »
Out of curiosity what's the advantages of this set over a black-on-dark-gray dye sub set like ePBT, when ePBT is cheaper and won't shine as quickly as GMK?

To expand on compatibility: N9 base color is also seen in...Sky Dolch, Terminal, Skidata (&Skiidata), Eclipse alphas, Nines, Q:01 somewhere, GMK Burgundy mods, think I'm missing one. Terminal had an N9 blank ergodox kit. Skiidata had N9 split bars for cheap, and also had N9 relegendable caps. There's an N9 ortho set somewhere in buy phase. I'd wanted GMK Lux in N9 as it seems like a fine grey color and lets people enjoy mixing.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 06 January 2020, 15:10:32 »
N9 is also in Carbon mods and Ocean Dolch alphas.

Just throwing it out there but grab ur RGBYO Dolch Kit from Oco to add a little splash of colour.
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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 06 January 2020, 16:30:08 »
GMK Carbon R1 was custom colors (even though it's pretty close to N9). T0mb3ry says it here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=79693.150

R2 i think is ever slightly different from r1 but i've never lined up those next to an N9 set (have R1 base r2 childs of carbon)

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 06 January 2020, 17:31:07 »
GMK Carbon R1 was custom colors (even though it's pretty close to N9). T0mb3ry says it here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=79693.150

R2 i think is ever slightly different from r1 but i've never lined up those next to an N9 set (have R1 base r2 childs of carbon)

Zeroed in on the exact post - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=79693.msg2138251#msg2138251

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 00:07:59 »
I have both blank N9 and Carbon keys (ergo kit from rd1) and the mod color from Carbon is very close to N9. It's not too noticeable and when I took a board to a meetup that had a couple blank Carbon mod keys among some N9 ones, most didn't even realize it until I pointed it out to them. N9 is so close to the Carbon mod color that I'm surprised T0mbry didn't go with N9. The same too could be said of GMK's stock orange color and the Carbon orange too - although I'd say the Carbon orange and GMK orange are further apart in color than Carbon mod and GMK N9 FWIW.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 13:59:17 »
hey everyone!! thanks for all your support on this keyset. just a quick update with some numbers for sales so far:

Base Kit: 57
Numpad: 16
Deviant: 15
Icons: 12
ISO: 8

doing great for just a couple days in, and we have also added ZFrontier as our vendor/proxy in Asia. I will get links to their website up shortly

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 20:42:02 »
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hey everyone!! thanks for all your support on this keyset. just a quick update with some numbers for sales so far:

Base Kit: 57
Numpad: 16
Deviant: 15
Icons: 12
ISO: 8

doing great for just a couple days in, and we have also added ZFrontier as our vendor/proxy in Asia. I will get links to their website up shortly



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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 21:22:49 »
Not bad, the compatibility is really good to see on this set.
Though, funny that it is the inverse of the earlier failed GMK DOOM from about 2 years ago. Good to see that comes back around in this form, arguably better looking too

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 22:31:08 »
Not bad, the compatibility is really good to see on this set.
Though, funny that it is the inverse of the earlier failed GMK DOOM from about 2 years ago. Good to see that comes back around in this form, arguably better looking too

thanks! i have been dreaming of this set since they teased the GMK set that was released with Exent back in 2017

Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 22:59:10 »
Not bad, the compatibility is really good to see on this set.
Though, funny that it is the inverse of the earlier failed GMK DOOM from about 2 years ago. Good to see that comes back around in this form, arguably better looking too

Good memory. I liked that set. Speaking of CR, the original GMK forge too.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 08 January 2020, 12:18:43 »
Joined for Base and ISO. The set looks awesome, good luck with the GB :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 08 January 2020, 13:48:44 »
This set is great, both standalone and mixed with other sets. I bought Base and Numpad.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 12 January 2020, 01:35:23 »
Base, numpad, and deviant!  ;D

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 12 January 2020, 10:45:14 »
no 1u caps lock key for any of the kits?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 12 January 2020, 11:09:02 »
That's a new one for me

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 09:47:17 »
no 1u caps lock key for any of the kits?

I didn't see them  :(

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 19:03:34 »
quick update on sales so far:

Base Kit: 84
Numpad: 25
Deviant: 29
Icons: 23
ISO: 11

we're over halfway to moq on Base Kit with child kit sales coming along also! pretty good for a week and a half in

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 21:17:21 »
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quick update on sales so far:

Base Kit: 84
Numpad: 25
Deviant: 29
Icons: 23
ISO: 11

we're over halfway to moq on Base Kit with child kit sales coming along also! pretty good for a week and a half in




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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 19 January 2020, 12:41:30 »
hey everyone, here is our sales update for the week:

Base Kit: 101
Numpad: 29
Deviant: 37
Icons: 33
ISO: 17

Base Kit just broke 100 sets!! moq is in striking distance with just under two weeks left. most of the child kits have low numbers, but are steadily slowly growing.
zfrontier is on vacation for CNY, and i am not sure when i will get another update from them on how their sales are going

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 19 January 2020, 13:39:14 »
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hey everyone, here is our sales update for the week:

Base Kit: 101
Numpad: 29
Deviant: 37
Icons: 33
ISO: 17

Base Kit just broke 100 sets!! moq is in striking distance with just under two weeks left. most of the child kits have low numbers, but are steadily slowly growing.
zfrontier is on vacation for CNY, and i am not sure when i will get another update from them on how their sales are going




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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 18:13:51 »
quick update on sales:

Base Kit: 121
Numpad: 35
Deviant: 38
Icons: 38
ISO: 18

we are now mid-third week of the group buy! looks like Base Kit is on track to hit moq and the child kits are still very promising!!

next week is the last week for the group buy, so please get your orders in if you have not done so already. thanks to everyone that has supported the project so far

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 23:13:07 »
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quick update on sales:

Base Kit: 121
Numpad: 35
Deviant: 38
Icons: 38
ISO: 18

we are now mid-third week of the group buy! looks like Base Kit is on track to hit moq and the child kits are still very promising!!

next week is the last week for the group buy, so please get your orders in if you have not done so already. thanks to everyone that has supported the project so far




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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 07:05:14 »
Based off the renders, will this be darker than the stock PBT on a Realforce R2? And is this the first time this type of colorway has been done from GMK? Thanks

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 07:16:29 »
Based off the renders, will this be darker than the stock PBT on a Realforce R2? And is this the first time this type of colorway has been done from GMK? Thanks

Nope, these colors (N9 on CR) was done for a keyset for the EXENT GB before, although the EXENT set only has coverage for the EXENT layouts.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 10:54:54 »
Based off the renders, will this be darker than the stock PBT on a Realforce R2? And is this the first time this type of colorway has been done from GMK? Thanks

Nope, these colors (N9 on CR) was done for a keyset for the EXENT GB before, although the EXENT set only has coverage for the EXENT layouts.

Just for clarity, the colours are inverted on Exent.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 11:00:00 »
Based off the renders, will this be darker than the stock PBT on a Realforce R2? And is this the first time this type of colorway has been done from GMK? Thanks

Nope, these colors (N9 on CR) was done for a keyset for the EXENT GB before, although the EXENT set only has coverage for the EXENT layouts.

Just for clarity, the colours are inverted on Exent.
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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 18:05:06 »
We need that Deviant and Numpad MOQ

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 22:10:20 »
Definitely need that deviant

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 23:36:25 »
Based off the renders, will this be darker than the stock PBT on a Realforce R2? And is this the first time this type of colorway has been done from GMK? Thanks

Nope, these colors (N9 on CR) was done for a keyset for the EXENT GB before, although the EXENT set only has coverage for the EXENT layouts.

Just for clarity, the colours are inverted on Exent.

yes, this is the first ever Black legend on Dark grey base GMK keycap set. You would think someone would have already run it by now! and the black and grey of this set are stock GMK colors, meaning they have both been used on different previous sets and they do not have to create a new custom color. this is also one of the coolest parts of the set, since it is just stock GMK colors it automatically matches a bunch of existing GMK keysets! comparing it to pbt BoB, i dont know if it will be darker or lighter

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 08:11:25 »
Damn that looks great! If only there was a norde kit  :(

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 17:21:03 »
Great kits Rooster, this is a crusher :thumb:


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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 10:37:13 »
I'm in for the base kit. What's the ETA on this?

Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 12:49:49 »
I'm in for the base kit. What's the ETA on this?

GMK will say 4.5 to 5 months after the close of the group buy. They're usually optimistic, and in the last 4-5 months, often quite late. I figure it'll be in my hands closer to 6 months out. Every set thst has a group buy that's running before the glut that's GMK dracula, camping, and Olivia (over 10000 base kits just with those 3) being produced, I figure is going to have delays.