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[IC] GMK PONO (Big foofy updates very soon!)
« on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 07:48:23 »


Hey! Welcome to the GMK PONO Interest Check




















Before attempting an IC, I reached out to both Olivia and Nat (Minterly) to see if this was okay and clear the colors.


Pono is a combination of Pink and Mono, which coincidentally is also this mischievous kitteh's name. Pono is grey kitteh with a pink button nose


Kits

Colors - Dark Grey and Pink (N9 - 3C)
Google image - No color correction.


Base - Has been cleaned up, while also adding better support for Ortho/40's.


Novelties - added a some more options for R1 and some R4. Cleaned up some of the less liked keys. (Not final - concerned about price)


Accent - cleaned up, added more direction, as I would like this to support Tsangan or 7U bottom row (and look like toe beans - perfect for WKL 60's)


Space  - removed pink space extra compat (concerned about price)


Deskmat - Updated pattern as suggested (minor update - not final but pretty much there).



Thanks to Abec13 for his work and time, and Lightning for invaluable feedback!



Meow is this something you might be interested in?

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 07:50:50 »
Pretty cute set. Will keep an eye on it.
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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 07:53:06 »
I guess I have a dirty mind because I didn't quite read 'Pono' at first sight...

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 07:53:40 »
Ohh another olivia clone.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 07:54:16 »
Cute, I might go for it.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 07:57:28 »
Im in for novelties, love them!

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 08:10:14 »
This looks amazing! Any thoughts on 40/ortho coverage?

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 08:15:08 »
<3

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 08:25:49 »
Although it certainly does look quite a bit like Olivia++ w/ dark alphas, that "Purr" keycap is amazing, and I want it in my life. If the molds are made, I can imagine many uses for that cap, in many color combinations.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 08:26:34 »
Meow.

Nice.
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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 08:32:20 »
I could have sworn there was an 'r' in the title when I clicked the link.  I would have bought that keyset.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 08:47:54 »
I could have sworn there was an 'r' in the title when I clicked the link.  I would have bought that keyset.
You're thinking of GMK White on Pink.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 09:34:32 »
I like this a lot! I almost went in for Olivia Dark but the pink was a bit too...fleshy for my taste — This looks a lot nicer. I have however just looked at pictures of GMK's colour chips and pink 3C looks a fair bit less red than how it appears in the renders, which is putting me off slightly.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 10:29:13 »
The renders of the set on keyboards and kit-design show different icon mods with one being og the other dixie-mods. Which ones will you go for? While I really like the colours of this, N9 and 3C are GMK's best, dixie-mods would be an absolute deal-breaker for me.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 10:37:46 »
I like the color scheme. I'd personally love to have a non-novelty accent esc/enter/arrows in the base kit, but that may not be realistic in terms of pricing etc.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 10:51:32 »
The renders of the set on keyboards and kit-design show different icon mods with one being og the other dixie-mods. Which ones will you go for? While I really like the colours of this, N9 and 3C are GMK's best, dixie-mods would be an absolute deal-breaker for me.

Same. OG icon mods are amazing, Dixie mods won't be on my boards.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 12:38:41 »
This looks amazing! Any thoughts on 40/ortho coverage?

Thank you! There is some basic 40's compat in the base kit at the moment. Will see how things develop otherwise.

I like this a lot! I almost went in for Olivia Dark but the pink was a bit too...fleshy for my taste — This looks a lot nicer. I have however just looked at pictures of GMK's colour chips and pink 3C looks a fair bit less red than how it appears in the renders, which is putting me off slightly.

Thank you! Please keep in mind many factors affect what you are personally seeing on your own screen, after googling an image. If there are egregious differences, will be sure to try and fix. Otherwise, it's a stock color, so there is no matching process or anything, if you've seen 3C in person, that is what you'll get.

The renders of the set on keyboards and kit-design show different icon mods with one being og the other dixie-mods. Which ones will you go for? While I really like the colours of this, N9 and 3C are GMK's best, dixie-mods would be an absolute deal-breaker for me.

OG for now.

I like the color scheme. I'd personally love to have a non-novelty accent esc/enter/arrows in the base kit, but that may not be realistic in terms of pricing etc.

I did not really want to add accents in the base, as there is a highlight kit. We will see how things develop though.





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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 13:54:38 »
I need that caps lock and enter novelty keys in my life.
Please include a fulltouch paw print caps lock though!
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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 14:19:02 »
You can see 3C in a variety of lights next to -7- other gmk colors as its F5-F8 on oblotzky's gmk handarbeit TKL

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 14:51:40 »
This looks great!!! Can never get enough cats in stuff.
One qualm I have is kinda how awkward the base kit is with the 40% keys. It feels like there isn't quite enough in there to satiate all the different 40s layouts.
Also requesting ortho support please!  :D
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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 16:00:11 »
I heard even if Olivia says it’s ok. She’ll still bash you on YouTube and complain like she didn’t

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 16:39:18 »
Definitely keeping an eye on this
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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 17:08:31 »
OG Icon mods and I am in.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 00:33:38 »
this is so adorable! i'm in no question
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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 00:52:12 »
I need that caps lock and enter novelty keys in my life.
Please include a fulltouch paw print caps lock though!

A reasonable request, can do!

This looks great!!! Can never get enough cats in stuff.
One qualm I have is kinda how awkward the base kit is with the 40% keys. It feels like there isn't quite enough in there to satiate all the different 40s layouts.
Also requesting ortho support please!  :D

Thank you! I had a 40's / ortho kit separate, but felt like I was going overboard with kits. My issue with making it a separate kit is having vendors buy out to moq, and then potentially sitting on stock that doesn't sell too well, which is why I put some basic 40's support in the base, (Although I understand your point about it not covering everything), while something like a Planck can be covered, but you'd have to buy a few kits. Will keep it in mind for sure and see how things develop.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 11:16:29 »
I would 100% but a kit in this style.   

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 12:37:24 »

I like the color scheme. I'd personally love to have a non-novelty accent esc/enter/arrows in the base kit, but that may not be realistic in terms of pricing etc.

I did not really want to add accents in the base, as there is a highlight kit. We will see how things develop though.

Got it, thanks - just that I didn't see any of those accents (arrows, enter, esc) in the highlights kit - or am I missing something obvious...?

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 13:11:43 »

I like the color scheme. I'd personally love to have a non-novelty accent esc/enter/arrows in the base kit, but that may not be realistic in terms of pricing etc.

I did not really want to add accents in the base, as there is a highlight kit. We will see how things develop though.

Got it, thanks - just that I didn't see any of those accents (arrows, enter, esc) in the highlights kit - or am I missing something obvious...?

Probably more my fault for not explaining a little better, than you missing something :). I feel like the highlight kit acts as the accents, and not sure I'd like to add keys like esc, enter and arrows, for now, but that I'm also not completely against the idea, pending further development with the kits.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 13:15:24 »
Curious - why does someone else's input matter for an IC concept?  I assume you're choosing colors that GMK can produce?  Can someone "own" the rights to a black and pink keyboard?
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« Reply #29 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 13:50:28 »
Curious - why does someone else's input matter for an IC concept?  I assume you're choosing colors that GMK can produce?  Can someone "own" the rights to a black and pink keyboard?

I CLAIM THEM! Boom, pay me money!

Joking aside, i think it's more of a courtesy thing.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 13:57:44 »
Curious - why does someone else's input matter for an IC concept?  I assume you're choosing colors that GMK can produce?  Can someone "own" the rights to a black and pink keyboard?

I CLAIM THEM! Boom, pay me money!

Joking aside, i think it's more of a courtesy thing.

Right. We see a lot of these courtesy calls in the MK communities lately. While not exactly the same even combinations of some MX switch's stem colors, springs and their housings have been the object of huge controversies, while MX switch patent is expired already; then, there are not legal rights to claim anymore, but our community is prone to endorse those doubtful rights to vendors that are very vocal.

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 14:01:35 »
Curious - why does someone else's input matter for an IC concept?  I assume you're choosing colors that GMK can produce?  Can someone "own" the rights to a black and pink keyboard?

I CLAIM THEM! Boom, pay me money!

Joking aside, i think it's more of a courtesy thing.

Right. We see a lot of these courtesy calls in the MK communities lately. While not exactly the same even combinations of some MX switch's stem colors, springs and their housings have been the object of huge controversies, while MX switch patent is expired already; then, there are not legal rights to claim anymore, but our community is prone to endorse those doubtful rights to vendors that are very vocal.

Exactly. Not extending the olive branch and at least making the effort might see your product being blackballed by the community. As well as continuing after the originator said no. But it's not like anyone is going to court.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 04:32:33 »
Having missed out on Olivia, I'm really interested in this.  40's/ortho coverage would be great.

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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 05:28:59 »
Having missed out on Olivia, I'm really interested in this.  40's/ortho coverage would be great.

don't worry, vendors have already stocked a bunch of them enough for everyone

About PONO, can you offer a different color for alpha, GMK only makes ABS and they will eventually shine, black background is not loved as much as light alpha, or so I think.

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« Reply #34 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 07:07:36 »
Having missed out on Olivia, I'm really interested in this.  40's/ortho coverage would be great.

don't worry, vendors have already stocked a bunch of them enough for everyone

About PONO, can you offer a different color for alpha, GMK only makes ABS and they will eventually shine, black background is not loved as much as light alpha, or so I think.

Olivia++? I hope so. I'm mad I missed the GB. Darks would look amazing on a white board. I'll otherwise be using these, and would love to at least see what a light alpha might look like.

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 08:41:12 »

don't worry, vendors have already stocked a bunch of them enough for everyone

About PONO, can you offer a different color for alpha, GMK only makes ABS and they will eventually shine, black background is not loved as much as light alpha, or so I think.

Olivia++? I hope so. I'm mad I missed the GB. Darks would look amazing on a white board. I'll otherwise be using these, and would love to at least see what a light alpha might look like.
At the end of Olivia++ GB, vendors purchased more than 1000 base kits or so people believe, you can check the graph in gb thread.

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 10:21:16 »
Having missed out on Olivia, I'm really interested in this.  40's/ortho coverage would be great.

Working some updates.

Having missed out on Olivia, I'm really interested in this.  40's/ortho coverage would be great.

don't worry, vendors have already stocked a bunch of them enough for everyone

About PONO, can you offer a different color for alpha, GMK only makes ABS and they will eventually shine, black background is not loved as much as light alpha, or so I think.

Having missed out on Olivia, I'm really interested in this.  40's/ortho coverage would be great.

don't worry, vendors have already stocked a bunch of them enough for everyone

About PONO, can you offer a different color for alpha, GMK only makes ABS and they will eventually shine, black background is not loved as much as light alpha, or so I think.

Olivia++? I hope so. I'm mad I missed the GB. Darks would look amazing on a white board. I'll otherwise be using these, and would love to at least see what a light alpha might look like.

N9 is dark grey. There is no black in this set. No white alphas.

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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 12:38:53 »


N9 is dark grey. There is no black in this set. No white alphas.

Yeah. Def grey. And I never said it had to be white!

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 14:38:21 »
I'd definitely like to get one  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 15:19:00 »
Having missed out on Olivia, I'm really interested in this.  40's/ortho coverage would be great.

Working some updates.

Having missed out on Olivia, I'm really interested in this.  40's/ortho coverage would be great.

don't worry, vendors have already stocked a bunch of them enough for everyone

About PONO, can you offer a different color for alpha, GMK only makes ABS and they will eventually shine, black background is not loved as much as light alpha, or so I think.

Having missed out on Olivia, I'm really interested in this.  40's/ortho coverage would be great.

don't worry, vendors have already stocked a bunch of them enough for everyone

About PONO, can you offer a different color for alpha, GMK only makes ABS and they will eventually shine, black background is not loved as much as light alpha, or so I think.

Olivia++? I hope so. I'm mad I missed the GB. Darks would look amazing on a white board. I'll otherwise be using these, and would love to at least see what a light alpha might look like.

N9 is dark grey. There is no black in this set. No white alphas.

Not implying it's a copy.  It's just giving me those vibes.  I'm interested!

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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 21:12:46 »
I'd be down, would look great on some of my boards and the novelties are  :thumb: :thumb:
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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 21:19:19 »
Yes. Yes. Please. I need this right Meow.

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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 01:59:26 »
beri naise. les go

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« Reply #43 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 16:53:51 »
You have my attention.

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« Reply #44 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 17:34:22 »
Looks gr8 m8. I'm in

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« Reply #45 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 17:37:27 »
I'm already in love. Need this in my life. Love cats.
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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 19:26:48 »
any kitteh's pics?
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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 21:50:48 »
this is real nice, stock color sets are always banging

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Re: [IC] GMK PONO
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 05:49:48 »
I like this theme. It's so neat. Would it be odd to add a "Nyaa" or "Nyan" key or something along those lines in the novelties? Or is that too weeb? >_<

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« Reply #49 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 23:47:23 »
I like this theme. It's so neat. Would it be odd to add a "Nyaa" or "Nyan" key or something along those lines in the novelties? Or is that too weeb? >_<

Doesn't really match the theme, other than cat.