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Offline violeaf

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #250 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 20:02:50 »
Loving this. Could the ISO enter key be included in the alternate kit please?

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #251 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 20:04:03 »
Really hoping this is next month


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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #252 on: Thu, 16 July 2020, 14:00:29 »
Can we get Mr Sleeves Round 2 for this and make sure we get a text mods option? The arrow on the Enter key ruined the minimalism.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #253 on: Thu, 16 July 2020, 20:32:24 »
Can we get Mr Sleeves Round 2 for this and make sure we get a text mods option? The arrow on the Enter key ruined the minimalism.
+1 to this. Would love some pastel accents to go along with this.


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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #254 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 10:41:52 »
Can we get Mr Sleeves Round 2 for this and make sure we get a text mods option? The arrow on the Enter key ruined the minimalism.
+1 to this. Would love some pastel accents to go along with this.


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+1 Same here. That would be great.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #255 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 10:57:19 »
I'm in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #256 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 22:58:04 »
Interested!


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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #257 on: Sun, 19 July 2020, 08:37:12 »
Really hoping this is next month


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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #258 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 12:53:03 »
Is the tilde legend really that big? Is that just the GMK style?
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #259 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 14:09:25 »
Is the tilde legend really that big? Is that just the GMK style?

Yep, that's the GMK style. Here's how it looks on a real board:



It's not too big.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #260 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 15:22:15 »
Loving this. Could the ISO enter key be included in the alternate kit please?

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I hope you will update the Norde Kit and add the other necessary ISO keys to it (like you did it with the Norde Kit for Modern Dolch R2!).
Oh and colored ISO-Enters please!
+1 for coloured ISO enters please!

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #261 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 17:24:32 »
Please include a black with white enter and esc as well as the colours in the ISO kit.
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #262 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 19:43:07 »
Please include a black with white enter and esc as well as the colours in the ISO kit.
+1

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #263 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 10:17:56 »
Lovinnn this  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #264 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 11:46:52 »
This is a render of GMK WS2 (GMK Bleach) in an e-White case.

It's already pretty much a perfect match.

Question:

How can OP create an even more perfect match to e-White? (i.e. than WS2)
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimall
« Reply #265 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 12:00:30 »
This is a render of GMK WS2 (GMK Bleach) in an e-White case.
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It's already pretty much a perfect match.

Question:

How can OP create an even more perfect match to e-White? (i.e. than WS2)

It varies a bit from one e-white finish to the next, but in my experience e-white is generally somewhere in between WS1 and WS2 in terms of color temperature.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #266 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 21:37:58 »
Hi guys! I got some exciting news: GMK Minimal 2 will be running from August 2nd until September 2nd through Dixiemech, Dailyclack, IlumKB, Mykeyboard and Zfrontier! Mark your calendars  :D

Now for a few updates:

First of all you might have noticed something about the name there, for consistency's sake with projects like GMK Modern Dolch 2 (and honestly because Minimall was quite a confusing name) we decided to change to GMK Minimal 2.

Secondly, you guys loved the "all in" Norde kit of MoDo 2 so we brought the same system here! This means Norde users won't have to buy Addition for the ISO keys!



Lastly, we've decided to make Minimal just that little bit more Minimal by adding mono alphas! These are a great new addition to the set and are perfect to complete that clean look!







We also have one last exciting item to add so keep your eyes open ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #267 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 21:41:45 »
Great idea with mono alphas. Excited to pick it up!


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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #268 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 22:07:51 »
Mono is clean af. I have vintage cherry 0-9 keys but they're pretty yellowed now so this is a must cop

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #269 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 22:41:19 »
I know it's late, but I would love some form of 1u something in r3 that isn't TAB, ESC, or PgDn. There's a 1.5(?) R3 FN in the obscure kit; I'd be plenty happy with a 1u R3 FN too or even a blank. It's just that not all ortho users have that R3 as TAB or ESC and there's literally nothing else in base or obscure to put there except PgDn.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #270 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 22:46:43 »
Rerun of the RAMA Xs as the last surprise..?

Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #271 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 22:48:32 »
Mono kit nice for the left 2 row macros of quefrency / zenith etc too.

In some alternate universe the extra thing is WS1 relegendables. Rama X and O gotta be almost guaranteed, right?

Offline surreal19

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #272 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 22:55:37 »
Can we get a Canadian vendor please. Maybe deskhero? dont wanna pay high shipping plus duties. pretty please :(
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Offline vidoardes

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #273 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 23:34:33 »
Hi guys! I got some exciting news: GMK Minimal 2 will be running from August 2nd until September 2nd through Dixiemech, Dailyclack, IlumKB, Mykeyboard and Zfrontier! Mark your calendars  :D

Now for a few updates:

First of all you might have noticed something about the name there, for consistency's sake with projects like GMK Modern Dolch 2 (and honestly because Minimall was quite a confusing name) we decided to change to GMK Minimal 2.

Secondly, you guys loved the "all in" Norde kit of MoDo 2 so we brought the same system here! This means Norde users won't have to buy Addition for the ISO keys!

Show Image


Lastly, we've decided to make Minimal just that little bit more Minimal by adding mono alphas! These are a great new addition to the set and are perfect to complete that clean look!

Show Image


Show Image


Show Image


We also have one last exciting item to add so keep your eyes open ;)
Since great stuff in there, I don't suppose the last surprise is ISO enters for alternate is it? Only thing from stopping me buying this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #274 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 03:01:12 »
I know it's late, but I would love some form of 1u something in r3 that isn't TAB, ESC, or PgDn. There's a 1.5(?) R3 FN in the obscure kit; I'd be plenty happy with a 1u R3 FN too or even a blank. It's just that not all ortho users have that R3 as TAB or ESC and there's literally nothing else in base or obscure to put there except PgDn.

I agree with this. I think a more generic legend like Hack or Code would be even better.
« Last Edit: Sat, 25 July 2020, 03:02:53 by konstantin »

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #275 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 03:03:25 »
I know it's late, but I would love some form of 1u something in r3 that isn't TAB, ESC, or PgDn. There's a 1.5(?) R3 FN in the obscure kit; I'd be plenty happy with a 1u R3 FN too or even a blank. It's just that not all ortho users have that R3 as TAB or ESC and there's literally nothing else in base or obscure to put there except PgDn.
I agree with this, but I think a more generic legend like Hack or Code would be even better.
Agree (we've had this convo before). In this case, I was just leveraging that there's already an FN key (albeit too big) in the obscure set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #276 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 03:17:17 »
Agree (we've had this convo before). In this case, I was just leveraging that there's already an FN key (albeit too big) in the obscure set.

Indeed. Here's a list of all ortho keys that this key (e.g. Code) could cover for:
  • R3 1u Ctrl
  • R3 1u Caps
  • R3 1u Shift
  • R3 1u Fn
Some of these keys are more commonly used (source) than R3 1u Tab, which is currently the only key included.

Additionally, R3 1u Code would also cover some obscure 65% layouts (e.g. Uniqey C70) in which it's used, complementing the idea of the kit.

Therefore, the addition of this key would be beneficial for several reasons.
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #277 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 05:04:02 »
Hello, kind of new at this and just wanted to make sure...but when you say Aug 2 - Sept 2, does this mean it is an unlimited group buy? I see that mechs conversations always include whether it is unlimited or fcfs so I just wanted to make sure! Thank you!


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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #278 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 05:25:22 »
Keyset group buys (with some rare exceptions) are always unlimited. No need to fret

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #279 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 08:35:16 »
Can we get a Canadian vendor please. Maybe deskhero? dont wanna pay high shipping plus duties

Pretty please with cherry on top?  FedEx/UPS would charge us an extra 20% “handling fees” on top of duties.  We always end up paying an extra 40-50% when shipping from the states.   :mad:

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #280 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 13:12:19 »
Can we get a Canadian vendor please. Maybe deskhero? dont wanna pay high shipping plus duties

Pretty please with cherry on top?  FedEx/UPS would charge us an extra 20% “handling fees” on top of duties.  We always end up paying an extra 40-50% when shipping from the states.   :mad:

Would love to see a Canadian proxy!

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #281 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 14:26:25 »
Can we please have Deskhero as canadian proxy

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #282 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 14:56:12 »
Can we put Alice compatibility into the Base kit?  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #283 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 17:57:23 »
I'd personally prefer ISO UK being moved to either the NorDe or base kit, but that probably won't happen. Addition is just a very unattractive kit price-wise for all keys except ISO UK.

Also, praying for a return of the RAMA caps.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #284 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 18:52:02 »
Hello, kind of new at this and just wanted to make sure...but when you say Aug 2 - Sept 2, does this mean it is an unlimited group buy? I see that mechs conversations always include whether it is unlimited or fcfs so I just wanted to make sure! Thank you!

It's always unlimited for keycap sets (normally).

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #285 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 03:34:51 »
I'm a bit new to the scene, so I'm not entirely sure how this works. But is it too late for a Canadian proxy? I know a few others have asked it one might be possible, I'd like to add myself to the list of those interested in one.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #286 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 09:47:43 »
Can we get Mr Sleeves Round 2 for this and make sure we get a text mods option? The arrow on the Enter key ruined the minimalism.
+1 to this. Would love some pastel accents to go along with this.



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+1 Same here. That would be great.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #287 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 11:26:44 »
Is it just me or is the tilde sign enormous?

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #288 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 12:12:04 »
It's not just you. As a software developer who uses that key frequently, it looks so wrong. I'd join in this GB if they could offer a regular-sized tilde legend in the base set or one of the add-ons or something.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #289 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:07:47 »
I have the following general assessments as well as some assessments on specific keys. This is just based on the first picture I see, I didn't go over any of the expansion sets.

General:

1. Alphabet letters are too bold compared to other keys.
2. key [{, ]}, ;:, and '" are too close to the left.

Specifics:
248207-0

I think a good point of reference are your typic MacBook keyboard keys in terms of size and boldness and the command/control/shift keys in terms of position. These look fine at first glance but they seem incoherent together after a closer look. Not sure if anyone else agrees, just my two cents.
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #290 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:15:32 »
Wow I never realized that until you mentioned it by now I can't unsee it.

The ~ key seems to be 20% bigger than all the other keys on all my sets so this most likely means it is a standard mold, most likely will have to create a new mold if we want to create a more uniform tilde key

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #291 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:29:20 »
I have the following general assessments as well as some assessments on specific keys. This is just based on the first picture I see, I didn't go over any of the expansion sets.

General:

1. Alphabet letters are too bold compared to other keys.
2. key [{, ]}, ;:, and '" are too close to the left.

Specifics:
(Attachment Link)

I think a good point of reference are your typic MacBook keyboard keys and/or the command/control/shift keys. These look fine at first glance but they seem incoherent together after a closer look. Not sure if anyone else agrees, just my two cents.
This is a GMK set. The legends will be the ones from the GMK molds. Any changes—or even small tweaks—would require a new mold, which gets expensive. Another reason for using existing molds is compatibility with other GMK sets.
You might take a look at KAT Refined. It was developed to address some of the typographical issues with GMK sets. And since KAT sets are dye-subbed PBT, you have a lot more freedom to dial in the legends exactly how you like without affecting the cost.
I’ll be in for KAT Refined when it drops, but definitely hyped for this set as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #292 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 14:04:50 »
I have the following general assessments as well as some assessments on specific keys. This is just based on the first picture I see, I didn't go over any of the expansion sets.

General:

1. Alphabet letters are too bold compared to other keys.
2. key [{, ]}, ;:, and '" are too close to the left.

Specifics:
(Attachment Link)

I think a good point of reference are your typic MacBook keyboard keys and/or the command/control/shift keys. These look fine at first glance but they seem incoherent together after a closer look. Not sure if anyone else agrees, just my two cents.
This is a GMK set. The legends will be the ones from the GMK molds. Any changes—or even small tweaks—would require a new mold, which gets expensive. Another reason for using existing molds is compatibility with other GMK sets.
You might take a look at KAT Refined. It was developed to address some of the typographical issues with GMK sets. And since KAT sets are dye-subbed PBT, you have a lot more freedom to dial in the legends exactly how you like without affecting the cost.
I’ll be in for KAT Refined when it drops, but definitely hyped for this set as well.

I don't remember which set it was, but there have been efforts to improve some of minor legend issues which exist in GMK molds.  So, it's not unprecedented, though it does seem kinda late in this IC for that to happen.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #293 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 15:00:38 »
Updates?  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #294 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 16:31:10 »
Updates?  ;D
GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd


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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #296 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 19:26:39 »
I suspect this will overtake GMK MoDo 2; getting 2 sets myself.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #297 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 21:17:31 »
Very hyped for this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #298 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 02:09:58 »
We also have one last exciting item to add so keep your eyes open ;)

So we got the keycaps GB running now. Whats the exciting item you were talking about?

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal 2 - Launching August 2nd
« Reply #299 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 02:17:59 »
We also have one last exciting item to add so keep your eyes open ;)

So we got the keycaps GB running now. Whats the exciting item you were talking about?

https://dixiemech.store/products/gmk-minimal-2-x-rama?variant=32381297688650
I suppose he meant the RAMA, but I'm personally not a fan of it.
Wish they had the X one but reversed, so it's BoW. And the rest... they're alright I guess.. Not my cup of tea. The basic shapes and basic RGB colors are really boring and mundane. Grabbing the base kit and spacebars though.

Hopefully I'm wrong and there's something else to be revealed.  :p