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Offline sandragm

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #150 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 19:14:18 »
Ooooh, I'm definitely in for the 40's kit to compliment my R1 set.

I would like to request a couple of extra keys though that would be nice to have (if at all possible):

  • R2 1.5 Backspace key
  • R3 1.25 Enter key
  • An extra R4 1.75 Shift key

Again, these would be nice to have but I'm sure the kit will do well regardless. Awesome work as always biip!!!

Offline delet_d

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #151 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 19:19:54 »
Ooooh, I'm definitely in for the 40's kit to compliment my R1 set.

I would like to request a couple of extra keys though that would be nice to have (if at all possible):

  • R2 1.5 Backspace key
  • R3 1.25 Enter key
  • An extra R4 1.75 Shift key

Again, these would be nice to have but I'm sure the kit will do well regardless. Awesome work as always biip!!!

R2 1.5u backspace is in base kit btw, included for split backspace layouts like hhkb. But it also works for some 40s boards which is nice.

Offline SirDuenas

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #152 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 19:23:51 »
Needs minivan backspace and I'd definitely be in for 40s kit

Offline dumpling420

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #153 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:05:21 »
Proxies list:

US: Novelkeys
Europe: Candykeys
Canada: DeskHero
Asia: ZFrontier
Oceania: DailyClack

Canadian vendor!!!



Offline KeebKollector

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #154 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:44:20 »
This will be my first GMK set!

Same!

I just bought SA Mitospeed as well  :confused:

Offline TheMegaSean

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #155 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 07:40:04 »
Dang.... gonna have to buy both base kits... each are just too sexy.
When the Missus finds out about this....

Offline Owl

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #156 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 18:55:46 »
Not going to miss out on this one this time around. Very exciting.

Offline kzwai

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #157 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 01:48:36 »
yes 100x yes pls

Offline itsmartin

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #158 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 01:52:41 »
When the Missus finds out about this....

Mine saw someone post a blue Savage65 on Reddit with Bento R1 the other day and asked me about the keycaps...

I could be in trouble here.

Offline digid3ar

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #159 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 12:53:31 »
Needs minivan backspace and I'd definitely be in for 40s kit

pls biip!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #160 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 14:15:24 »
I really wish you had Kobe again.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #161 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 03:55:47 »





B's added :thumb:
Due to how Nomad kit struggled on GMK Bushidō I won't offer Minivan support. That would increase the price and we have a 150 MOQ to reach.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #162 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 04:07:20 »
I really wish you had Kobe again.

It barely hit MOQ on R1 :/

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #163 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 04:13:09 »
I really wish you had Kobe again.

It barely hit MOQ on R1 :/

with extras.
We already have 3 kits containing alphas atm though.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #164 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 01:12:00 »
I really wish you had Kobe again.

It barely hit MOQ on R1 :/

with extras.
We already have 3 kits containing alphas atm though.

So no katakana kit    :-[ ?

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #165 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 04:06:00 »
I really wish you had Kobe again.

It barely hit MOQ on R1 :/

with extras.
We already have 3 kits containing alphas atm though.

So no katakana kit    :-[ ?

That will be for another project :thumb:

Offline Sepharis

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #166 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 05:09:50 »
I have a weird issue with the Bento that I think prevents me from buying it.
I think the renders of the Bento on keyboards from the original release look fantastic, but when I look at the actual photos people took of the kit I'm nonplussed.
I think the reason for this is the stark contrast between the shade of red in the renders vs in the actual sets.

Of course I assume because everyone loves this set it will remain, and obviously I don't disagree with that I was just curious if anyone feels this way.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #167 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 05:27:41 »
I have a weird issue with the Bento that I think prevents me from buying it.
I think the renders of the Bento on keyboards from the original release look fantastic, but when I look at the actual photos people took of the kit I'm nonplussed.
I think the reason for this is the stark contrast between the shade of red in the renders vs in the actual sets.

Of course I assume because everyone loves this set it will remain, and obviously I don't disagree with that I was just curious if anyone feels this way.

That's a set that is definitely hard to photograph. It's really lighting dependant and needs to be caught with neutral settings.
Colors turn off most of the time which literally ****s the contrast of the two colors.

Here are some pics of the set with different lighting/setup :
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Offline Sepharis

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #168 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 06:59:06 »
Yeah, I can understand that the lighting will make a huge effect on how we perceive the colours, it's just compared to the original renders I feel like only the 4th photo makes the red look pinkish-enough.
Of course this is just a personal issue that I wanted to raise, I'm in no way trying to discredit or demean you or the production. I do sincerely hope the GB goes well for everyone involved and they all love their end product.

Offline radam

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #169 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 07:07:39 »
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B's added :thumb:
Due to how Nomad kit struggled on GMK Bushidō I won't offer Minivan support. That would increase the price and we have a 150 MOQ to reach.

I wish there were more 40s/50s/Assembly base kits. It makes it a lot easier for me to justify a keycap purchase.

Offline dunkzilla

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #170 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 07:44:35 »
Yeah, I can understand that the lighting will make a huge effect on how we perceive the colours, it's just compared to the original renders I feel like only the 4th photo makes the red look pinkish-enough.
Of course this is just a personal issue that I wanted to raise, I'm in no way trying to discredit or demean you or the production. I do sincerely hope the GB goes well for everyone involved and they all love their end product.
For what's it's worth, that top photo is mine and I'm typing this on my R1 set and the salmon looks waay more pink on my desk than the photo. I'm actually surprised at how red it looks in that photo.
« Last Edit: Wed, 20 May 2020, 07:47:56 by dunkzilla »

Offline GhostEther

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #171 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 08:14:54 »
I really wish you had Kobe again.

It barely hit MOQ on R1 :/

with extras.
We already have 3 kits containing alphas atm though.

Really sad to hear that. I guess Kobe type alphas aren't for everyone. :(

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #172 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:49:24 »
I need spacebars but don't need 40% keys.
any chance of spacebars only kit?

Spacebars and 40s are separate kits, they are just in the same image.
Oh... I didn't say it clearly, I need the white spacebars to match the alpha...
I wish all the spacebars (blue, white, salmon) group into one kit...

which spacebars do you need?
The base kit features 6 and 7u.

I need 2.75u and 2,25u  :)

Offline stevenT

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #173 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 23:25:13 »
I have a weird issue with the Bento that I think prevents me from buying it.
I think the renders of the Bento on keyboards from the original release look fantastic, but when I look at the actual photos people took of the kit I'm nonplussed.
I think the reason for this is the stark contrast between the shade of red in the renders vs in the actual sets.

Of course I assume because everyone loves this set it will remain, and obviously I don't disagree with that I was just curious if anyone feels this way.
The thing bothers me the most about base kit is the mod, not sure if lighter or blander blue will solve strong contrast between legend and background but most of picture of set with average or low light hurt my eyes when I look at mod.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #174 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 04:04:35 »
I have a weird issue with the Bento that I think prevents me from buying it.
I think the renders of the Bento on keyboards from the original release look fantastic, but when I look at the actual photos people took of the kit I'm nonplussed.
I think the reason for this is the stark contrast between the shade of red in the renders vs in the actual sets.

Of course I assume because everyone loves this set it will remain, and obviously I don't disagree with that I was just curious if anyone feels this way.
The thing bothers me the most about base kit is the mod, not sure if lighter or blander blue will solve strong contrast between legend and background but most of picture of set with average or low light hurt my eyes when I look at mod.

IRL or on your monitor?

Offline stevenT

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #175 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 00:01:36 »

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IRL or on your monitor?
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pardon me for my late answer, most of the time on my monitor, that said I will just jump this train like usual. :thumb:
https://preview.redd.it/hy6f5k2t2p341.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=46ac059593fa264a026a0c18d5512f35a107f56b

Offline solomonshv

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #176 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 14:24:43 »
can't get here soon enough.

i'm in for 3 kits. 2 traditional, 1 revival. the revival will be paired with the bushido samurai mods. my brother didn't like the mix of red and white legends on the bushido, so this is the next best thing.

request: will it possible to have an option for all white function keys on the traditional kit? if they can't be included in the base kit, perhaps we can get them added to one of the optional kits? it's "only" 4 keys

Offline -thekingslayer

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #177 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 14:55:16 »
New to this, what sites typically support the group buy for a drop like this? Preferably US based.

Offline itsmartin

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #178 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 16:54:35 »
New to this, what sites typically support the group buy for a drop like this? Preferably US based.

Theyíll usually announce the vendor closer to the GB date, though considering this is a second run of the set itís reasonable to use the vendors from the first run as a guide for what to expect.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99168.0

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #179 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 03:11:18 »
New to this, what sites typically support the group buy for a drop like this? Preferably US based.

US: Novelkeys
Europe: Candykeys
Canada: DeskHero
Asia: ZFrontier
Oceania: DailyClack

Offline -thekingslayer

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #180 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 09:36:28 »
New to this, what sites typically support the group buy for a drop like this? Preferably US based.

Theyíll usually announce the vendor closer to the GB date, though considering this is a second run of the set itís reasonable to use the vendors from the first run as a guide for what to expect.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99168.0

Thanks, super helpful for the historical context

Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #181 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 00:55:33 »
I'm so excited this kit is coming back! I'm definitely in! I'm also very curious what new deskmats will be coming.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #182 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 09:53:50 »
Is there any way to get an extra 1.25u in the 40s kit? I think you need one more for the UT47.2 no?


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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #183 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 09:58:31 »
Is there any way to get an extra 1.25u in the 40s kit? I think you need one more for the UT47.2 no?


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which key?

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[IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #184 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 10:02:19 »
Is there any way to get an extra 1.25u in the 40s kit? I think you need one more for the UT47.2 no?


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which key?
A 1.25u R3 Enter key would be awesome. If itís possible itíd definitely complete the kit.



Got this from the GB on Reddit. No idea why the lettering has such different orientation but I meant that 1.25u key on R3 on the right, an enter for that would be dope.

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Offline stillzman

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #185 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 01:41:25 »
will there be a Rama key for r2?

Offline Snakey

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #186 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 12:38:24 »
Can I ask how the groupbuys work through the given proxies? Are we guaranteed a set (i.e pay and pre-order so long as we are on time) or is it on a first-come-first-served basis? I apologise for the nooby question, I just don't want to miss out.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #187 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 12:40:15 »
Can I ask how the groupbuys work through the given proxies? Are we guaranteed a set (i.e pay and pre-order so long as we are on time) or is it on a first-come-first-served basis? I apologise for the nooby question, I just don't want to miss out.

Keysets are unlimited group buys almost always, which means if you buy, you'll get the set.  They are pre-order's though, so don't expect the set for 12-14 months though.

Offline MyMomsSon

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #188 on: Fri, 05 June 2020, 13:35:12 »
Is this round going to use the same colors as R1?

The R2 PgDn key in the base kit should be PgUp. Please include R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn as well.


^ This, having R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn will help with 65% compatibility!

Offline Fklr

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #189 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 19:30:52 »
No Rama collab this time? Sushi Rama would be awesome!
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Offline DZSlasher

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #190 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 22:45:22 »
No Rama collab this time? Sushi Rama would be awesome!
I am sure that it will be announced closer to the GB date.

Offline NotYeMK

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #191 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 13:05:49 »
Will the Keebwerks Bento Nano slider run again with this, or will it be left as an only R1 run?

Offline ChrisJoy

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #192 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 22:55:32 »
I'm definitely in!

Offline MobiMan

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #193 on: Wed, 10 June 2020, 20:24:37 »
I'm in. revival and sakana (may be add salmon)

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #194 on: Thu, 11 June 2020, 13:37:21 »
jesus, I need it.

Offline Kartoffels11

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #195 on: Thu, 11 June 2020, 22:11:22 »
Any chance to separate the numpad to an individual kit?

Offline bakuretsu

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #196 on: Thu, 11 June 2020, 22:24:37 »
Any chance to separate the numpad to an individual kit?

Please don't do this. I'd rather not have to pay an extra $30 overall for the numpad if it gets split into its own child kit. The savings per person for the base kit by removing the numpad is usually only about $10-$15 anyway.

Offline mnl

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #197 on: Fri, 12 June 2020, 00:25:09 »
Nice, I'm in!

Offline TofuOrganic

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #198 on: Fri, 12 June 2020, 00:56:41 »
Yes please! Definitely in for traditional, not sure how I feel about revival.


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Offline Yupa

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō round 2
« Reply #199 on: Fri, 12 June 2020, 03:30:49 »
im hyped!