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Offline roostrc0gburn

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #100 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 16:03:27 »
GMK informed me the sets will be ready to ship out by the end of this week. stay tuned for updates!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #101 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 16:13:35 »
Great news!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #102 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 13:54:19 »
It's happening!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #103 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 08:43:56 »
Any new updates?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 16:51:39 »
not sure if GMK has actually shipped yet. waiting on vendors to report any movement

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #105 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 00:13:24 »
Really excited. Ordered this one for the 7V, but I can't wait to try them out on my current Mechs while waiting for that beaut.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #106 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 12:54:58 »


GMK Dark has shipped out to vendors. i would expect delivery by next week, so extras should be available early next month!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #107 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 05:23:48 »
Nice! I really hope GMK has acknowledged their fairly recent QC issues, I've heard they got new machining equipment recently so I wonder Dark was made with it.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #108 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 08:55:29 »
candykeys confirmed the orders - probably gonna ship any day now!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #109 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 04:26:12 »
Nice! I really hope GMK has acknowledged their fairly recent QC issues, I've heard they got new machining equipment recently so I wonder Dark was made with it.
Any more info on this QC issue? what has the problem been and what sets?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #110 on: Wed, 04 November 2020, 06:04:30 »
Got mine, looks way better than on the picture.
Also the straightest spacebars from my sets. (Could be luck though)

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #111 on: Wed, 04 November 2020, 10:03:27 »
Got mine, looks way better than on the picture.
Also the straightest spacebars from my sets. (Could be luck though)

Jelly. Fingers crossed for my order through zFrontier.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #112 on: Wed, 04 November 2020, 10:59:31 »
Got mine, looks way better than on the picture.
Also the straightest spacebars from my sets. (Could be luck though)

Did you get a tracking number for it or did it just show up randomly?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #113 on: Wed, 04 November 2020, 13:33:56 »
Did you get a tracking number for it or did it just show up randomly?

I got a tracking number from Candykeys.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #114 on: Wed, 04 November 2020, 14:25:34 »
I need one sooo bad... Someone sell me. Im US

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #115 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 03:02:20 »
Got mine, looks way better than on the picture.
Also the straightest spacebars from my sets. (Could be luck though)

Jelly. Fingers crossed for my order through zFrontier.

I got my tracking number from zFrontier!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #116 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 06:07:18 »
Got mine, looks way better than on the picture.
Also the straightest spacebars from my sets. (Could be luck though)

Jelly. Fingers crossed for my order through zFrontier.

I got my tracking number from zFrontier!

Me too! Let's GOOOOOO

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #117 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 08:11:53 »
Very interested in this set if someone want to sell their spot.
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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #118 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 06:58:04 »
I've recieved tracking info from The Key Company, should be here by the weekend. Will post photos when it arrives!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #119 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 09:38:16 »
Got tracking information, I'm so excited!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #120 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 13:22:13 »
I just got my set a couple of hours ago. It looks awesome, but I'm a bit disappointed about GMK's QC.
The 1u keys have a slight different (grainer) texture than the larger keys, there are visible tooling/molding marks on the side of the keys, and... the keys were really dirty - dust and filth on the inside of the keys.
Also, this is the first GMK set I got with the new "eco" box and it really makes it feel cheaper than the previous ones.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #121 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 13:24:56 »











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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #122 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 13:25:16 »
I just got my set a couple of hours ago. It looks awesome, but I'm a bit disappointed about GMK's QC.
The 1u keys have a slight different (grainer) texture than the larger keys, there are visible tooling/molding marks on the side of the keys, and... the keys were really dirty - dust and filth on the inside of the keys.
Also, this is the first GMK set I got with the new "eco" box and it really makes it feel cheaper than the previous ones.

The new trays suck. I trash them immediately as I open them up. The dust inside is because of the new trays.

That said, the texture thing seems to be reported here and there for the newest sets (shipment wise, Burgundy R3 and after), but a little bit of use should quickly rid of that difference.

The contrast on the set looks pretty darn good, though. Nice.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #123 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 14:03:51 »
gaddam those icon mods.. and purselock :p

got my shipping notification from key.co today too. i'll do a little review myself when i get my order cuz that sucks about the new packaging. i've heard the horror stories but havent received a set in the new packaging yet.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #124 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 14:56:49 »
You'd think for $120+ pieces of plastic, the packaging experience would be a lot better. The 'eco' packaging is a marketing ploy, likely to save costs, because I would assume a large portion of the folks buying & collecting supposed high-end custom keycaps are not throwing away the "nice" box that it comes in, thus not affecting the planet in a negative way.

Also, in the photos above posted by bnj2, the infamous 'Z' 'Insert' 'Home' & 'Print' misalignment & blotching issues still have not been resolved, despite GMK being fully aware of these issues. It also looks like F8 is affected as well, but it's hard to see without closeups. My $100 Leopold has better legend alignment than that.

I guess I feel a little disillusioned, but I should have known better.

That said, the set looks good. I hope I'm wrong, but we'll see when it gets here.


Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #125 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 15:26:11 »
I just got my set a couple of hours ago. It looks awesome, but I'm a bit disappointed about GMK's QC.
The 1u keys have a slight different (grainer) texture than the larger keys, there are visible tooling/molding marks on the side of the keys, and... the keys were really dirty - dust and filth on the inside of the keys.
Also, this is the first GMK set I got with the new "eco" box and it really makes it feel cheaper than the previous ones.

The new trays suck. I trash them immediately as I open them up. The dust inside is because of the new trays.

That said, the texture thing seems to be reported here and there for the newest sets (shipment wise, Burgundy R3 and after), but a little bit of use should quickly rid of that difference.

The contrast on the set looks pretty darn good, though. Nice.

I agree with you on the new trays. One German music retailer uses this same biodegradable material as packing filler and I usually save things like styrofoam packing peanuts to reuse but this stuff just turns to dust after a while.

If someone were to do a GB for GMK's OG plastic trays with clips except "fatter" to fit in their new bandoliers I would be down. Because not only will those not break down the caps don't move around in them in storage with the sets stored vertically.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #126 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 15:28:28 »
Also, in the photos above posted by bnj2, the infamous 'Z' 'Insert' 'Home' & 'Print' misalignment & blotching issues still have not been resolved, despite GMK being fully aware of these issues. It also looks like F8 is affected as well, but it's hard to see without closeups. My $100 Leopold has better legend alignment than that.

Here are some closeups. They look ok to me, the reflections make them look misaligned a bit. The "end" looks a bit crooked tho.











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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #127 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 15:30:17 »
What really bothers me is the difference in texture between 1u and the other keys. It's hard to get it on camera, but it really makes the keys look different shades of gray.

https://i.imgur.com/3mQhUvL.mp4

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #128 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 15:47:54 »
What really bothers me is the difference in texture between 1u and the other keys. It's hard to get it on camera, but it really makes the keys look different shades of gray.

https://i.imgur.com/3mQhUvL.mp4
Thanks for those pictures. Not as bad as I had previously thought but still not what I would expect at the price point they offer. The 'Esc' also looks scuffed but that one is definitely not exclusive to Dark.  :p

I've watched the gif many times over, but I'm still not one hundred percent certain I can tell what's off with them. To me, the 1U keys seem to have a really really light brown tinge to them? Or a lighter grey. I don't know, probably not something a camera can pick up.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #129 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 15:44:06 »
It arrived!  :D Not sure if I got lucky or QC has improved recently but only the 'End' and 'Esc' keys seem to be a little misaligned, but it's been worse on other sets.

Looks great RoostrC0gburn, thanks for making it.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #130 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 16:16:22 »
It arrived!  :D Not sure if I got lucky or QC has improved recently but only the 'End' and 'Esc' keys seem to be a little misaligned, but it's been worse on other sets.

Looks great RoostrC0gburn, thanks for making it.  :thumb:

Looks dope

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #131 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 09:51:31 »
Anyone know when extras will go on sale?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #132 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 12:49:06 »
Anyone know when extras will go on sale?

Depending where you are located, sign up for the newsletter of your preferred vendor (if they have one) so that you can be prepared. The Key Company for example is really good about announcing when the extras will be offered.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #133 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 05:41:43 »
We need a R2 of this with Norde kit :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #134 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 13:29:18 »
We need a R2 of this with Norde kit :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #135 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 23:31:34 »
I too am keeping an eye out for extras

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #136 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 00:11:45 »
Any way for r2 with a separate kit that has latin + hiragana legends? Been on the hunt for IMSTO BoB Japanese or alternative for a long time now.

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« Reply #137 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 14:18:56 »
Is there going to be a r2 anytime soon?