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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 21:45:04 »
I just realized that this is R5! It's in the title, the description, the kit renders... somehow I still missed it. Is R5 making a comeback?

Btw, I noticed that icon mods is an option in your form. If you choose not to go that route, then GMK ThinkCaps will have an icon modifier kit compatible with Dolch (given that you are not using the R4 Windows keys).

R5 is the best.

And I see, that's good to know! If that's the case, it makes a pretty foolproof case in favor of icon plus text on this set, and let ThinkCaps do the Icon Mods for its own.

Thanks for that information!

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #101 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 22:09:42 »
Any chance for a separate add-on kit for existing GMK/Kekkon/OG Dolch owners? Just a kit with the R5 keys and teal accents  :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #102 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 22:15:09 »
Any chance for a separate add-on kit for existing GMK/Kekkon/OG Dolch owners? Just a kit with the R5 keys and teal accents  :)

No chance. It complicates matters quite a bit with MOQ concerns and whatnot. Apologies.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #103 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 22:19:04 »
ne hiragan avail

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 22:22:08 »
ne hiragan avail


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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #105 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:00:07 »
ne hiragan avail


please refer to puck for counsel

I'll take that as a yes.

Real talk though we'll find 150 folks ez to get an add-on Hiragana alpha set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #106 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:11:15 »

As was mentioned previously, GMK ThinkCaps is planning on an N9/CP icon modifier kit. So icons-only seems like a further unlikely option. Also based on the data, 80+% of people have expressed preference for Icon/Text style.

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I will ride on this thought and instead suggest the following different idea, as per personal preference.

It's a wonderful sleeper idea, hopefully. I will be sleeping on it tonight.

Hangul Dolch alphas, yay or nay?

Basically this kit as a 3rd kit in the GB, but in CC (Dolch alphas base) and CP (white) colors. Considering adding numrow and punctuation keys, so that it may be used successfully with the Extension kit as a way to fill two keyboards with Dolch :eek:



Please comment below to express your interest (I have added this for future Google Form fillouts as well). This is a real interest-check and I am tallying up numbers on every piece of feedback provided to assess viability of supported layouts and options for everyone.

Thank you all for your consideration and support.
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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #107 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:17:35 »
Gib NorDe Kit plz

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I will consider if there is enough interest (I'm tallying up responses) to hit MOQ.

I am not in the position to force vendors to pick up kits to "boost to MOQ", but I will consider it in the case that there are enough ISO users (at the very least 50 kits; better if 75-100) to purchase an International support kit.


As was mentioned previously, GMK ThinkCaps is planning on an N9/CP icon modifier kit. So icons-only seems like a further unlikely option. Also based on the data, 80+% of people have expressed preference for Icon/Text style.

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I will ride on this thought and instead suggest the following different idea, as per personal preference.

It's a wonderful sleeper idea, hopefully. I will be sleeping on it tonight.

Hangul Dolch alphas, yay or nay?

Basically this kit as a 3rd kit in the GB, but in CC (Dolch alphas base) and CP (white) colors. Considering adding numrow and punctuation keys, so that it may be used successfully with the Extension kit as a way to fill two keyboards with Dolch :eek:

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Please comment below to express your interest (I have added this for future Google Form fillouts as well). This is a real interest-check and I am tallying up numbers on every piece of feedback provided to assess viability of supported layouts and options for everyone.

Thank you all for your consideration and support.


I'm setting my hopes against both Nordeuk and Hangul!


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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #108 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:25:37 »

I'm setting my hopes against both Nordeuk and Hangul!


You are absolutely free to pitch in any idea, warranted that there are enough people to back it up. However, it also means that there must be enough committed folks, PRIOR to finalizing kits, to be able to purchase to MOQ, as it is a major hassle to have vendors open up a group-buy, have a niche kit struggle to hit MOQ, and have to endure the burden of carrying a kit to MOQ (and worse yet, have to refund those who failed to push it through).

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« Reply #109 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:30:37 »

I'm setting my hopes against both Nordeuk and Hangul!


You are absolutely free to pitch in any idea, warranted that there are enough people to back it up. However, it also means that there must be enough committed folks, PRIOR to finalizing kits, to be able to purchase to MOQ, as it is a major hassle to have vendors open up a group-buy, have a niche kit struggle to hit MOQ, and have to endure the burden of carrying a kit to MOQ (and worse yet, have to refund those who failed to push it through).

I completly understand. I've been a part of many GBs where Nordeuk-kit is barely moving forward. My hope is that base-kit will sell thousands and Nordeuk-kit will somewhat follow along.

This is a timeless classic set. Hoping for success.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #110 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:32:26 »

I'm setting my hopes against both Nordeuk and Hangul!


You are absolutely free to pitch in any idea, warranted that there are enough people to back it up. However, it also means that there must be enough committed folks, PRIOR to finalizing kits, to be able to purchase to MOQ, as it is a major hassle to have vendors open up a group-buy, have a niche kit struggle to hit MOQ, and have to endure the burden of carrying a kit to MOQ (and worse yet, have to refund those who failed to push it through).

I completly understand. I've been a part of many GBs where Nordeuk-kit is barely moving forward. My hope is that base-kit will sell thousands and Nordeuk-kit will somewhat follow along.

This is a timeless classic set. Hoping for success.

Thank you for your understanding, and I really appreciate your support despite the difficulty that we face in supporting your preferred layout. I know I'd be likewise invested personally if I wanted to fill out my keyboard with the layout I am most comfortable with.

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« Reply #111 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:42:57 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 03:05:04 »
I guess even weebs can enjoy Dolch now

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« Reply #113 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 03:07:35 »
Update: zFrontier has now been confirmed and added as the vendor for China / Asia for GMK Dolch R5.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #114 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 03:22:42 »
time to throw away my shiny old dolch!

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« Reply #115 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 07:27:38 »
time to throw away my shiny old dolch!

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« Reply #116 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 07:31:16 »
time to throw away my shiny old dolch!

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #117 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 08:40:08 »
I’m down for Hangul if it comes with a numrow. My plan is to do Base + Ext + Hangul and then Icons + RGB from ThinkCaps for effectively two Dolch variants.
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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #118 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 08:55:03 »
I’m down for Hangul if it comes with a numrow. My plan is to do Base + Ext + Hangul and then Icons + RGB from ThinkCaps for effectively two Dolch variants.
Yeah, makes sense.

In consideration of the Extension kit, it is most likely that there would be addition of the numrow keys and punctuation marks.

So you could imagine something like this in terms of coverage but Hangul and Dolch colors, instead (sorry for sketching over your render Oblo)


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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #121 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 01:53:03 »
I'm getting so worked up! Not sure if I want this or Modern Dolch. Then again, I have too many gray sets. :(

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #122 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:00:55 »
This and Thinkcaps... oh my...

How about some LED Caps/Scroll/Num Lock keys to cap it off?

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« Reply #123 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:05:37 »
This and Thinkcaps... oh my...

How about some LED Caps/Scroll/Num Lock keys to cap it off?

Check the kits again.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #124 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:08:32 »
This is awesome and I can't wait to buy it. I was not excited about the prospect of having to buy from originative to get text mod dolch, so this is wonderful.

I would also prefer the original legends on print screen and scroll lock but I understand why you want to change things up! Text mods + R5 is enough to get me to buy!

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« Reply #125 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:09:11 »
Yep, I'm officially blind ;)

Must buy for me.

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« Reply #126 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 13:06:42 »
Was there already a color conparison from dolch to modo?

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« Reply #127 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 15:59:09 »
Was there already a color conparison from dolch to modo?

Here's a comparison of IRL photos of the two sets. Hopefully having several photos helps represent them well.

GMK Dolch (OG) -- like the one in this interest check

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Overall, Dolch has darker colors than Modern Dolch. Modern Dolch is a bit cooler, color temperature wise.


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« Reply #128 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:09:59 »
Thanks, i see - especially modo alphas have a much cooler grey.  Lets wait for prices ... best will be to get both  ;D

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« Reply #129 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:15:42 »
Thanks, i see - especially modo alphas have a much cooler grey.  Lets wait for prices ... best will be to get both  ;D

Thanks for your support; quotes will be up once we finalize the kits. I plan to finalize them within a week or two and request a quote.

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« Reply #130 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:18:18 »
Perfect - think it helps some people like me if its in the modo2 gm timeframe.

But the basekit design and the R5 is a big big + for this set

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #131 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:28:06 »
Speaking of kits, the following are in the plans on being added:

- N9 base, CP Cherry pad print with LED window, row 1 - extension kit --------------------- added, see OP
- N9 base, CP Cherry doubleshot, no LED window, row 1 - extension kit -------------------- added, see OP
- Hangul Dolch alphas (including numrow and punctuation) - separate kit ------------------ pending render

I hope the Cherry logos won't make a big difference in price but that they will be something that people will be excited about =)
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« Reply #132 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 18:02:10 »
Definitely in for base and hangul alphas!
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« Reply #133 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 19:43:12 »
I'm kind of super into this. Even though no Purse and no Xbox, this is perfect kitting. Mos def picking up a set come August.

Wish the Cherry novelty could be in the Base, but I totally understand. Awesome to see again

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« Reply #134 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 21:00:39 »
Any hope to move the mod colored ~ to the base kit from extension?

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« Reply #135 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 22:21:38 »
Any hope to move the mod colored ~ to the base kit from extension?

I don't anticipate it at the moment.

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« Reply #136 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 02:30:53 »
Any hope to move the mod colored ~ to the base kit from extension?

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #137 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 09:33:11 »
Already got a set of GMK Dolch but I'm in this for the R5

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« Reply #138 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 09:35:52 »
Already got a set of GMK Dolch but I'm in this for the R5

Same.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #139 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 22:33:57 »
Would you consider adding an extended R0 set?

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I would be so down for that.

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« Reply #140 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 23:30:00 »
Would you consider adding an extended R0 set?

Esc N9 / Esc Teal / Esc P3
F1~13
Print / Scroll / Scroll LED / Pause
Insert / Home / PgUp
Del / End / PgDn
Tab / Back / =

I would be so down for that.

There's been consideration for it but at the moment I do not anticipate adding R0 keys as per previous posts on the thread. Apologies.

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« Reply #141 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 06:33:30 »
All these artisan collabs have me feeling some sort of way. Hopefully I have better luck than with Taro.
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« Reply #142 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 15:25:12 »
I don’t normally speak out about odd key requests I have, but I’ll try not. Because I have one of the earlier Dolch sets, and the compatibility for the 1800 layout is ironically not great, since there are missing keys with the r1 profile.

Your base set includes those keys, but I don’t exactly want to buy a whole new base set for a handful of compatibility keycaps.

What are the chances of a compatibility set that includes, among other caps, compatibility for 1800 layouts for people who own earlier sets?

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« Reply #143 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 15:32:37 »
I don’t normally speak out about odd key requests I have, but I’ll try not. Because I have one of the earlier Dolch sets, and the compatibility for the 1800 layout is ironically not great, since there are missing keys with the r1 profile.

Your base set includes those keys, but I don’t exactly want to buy a whole new base set for a handful of compatibility keycaps.

What are the chances of a compatibility set that includes, among other caps, compatibility for 1800 layouts for people who own earlier sets?

It's a fair suggestion worth asking; however such a compatibility kit is very unlikely at the moment. Especially as it would be unlikely for the kit to hit MOQ.

I own an OG set of Dolch and a prior set of Dolch run by kekkon, and a conundrum would be the same. But frankly, I am in the position where even if run by somebody else, I would much rather purchase a whole new base kit complete with compatibility.

It also makes it easier to manage to keep the caps to their own base+child sets from each buy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #144 on: Wed, 03 June 2020, 20:36:51 »
Hey everyone! In collaboration with Alpha Keycaps, I bring news to you about a public Raffle Sale for several colorways by this maker, but among these is a special colorway made to match GMK Dolch R5. We present the Dolchy Salvador!



Below is the sale information and a shot of the collaboration colorway
- Open on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 @ 07.00 PM PT (Open for 12 hours, payment window 12 hours)
- Sale menu: https://imgur.com/a/b2boJVV
- The form will be posted on /r/mechmarket around this time and seen in the Alpha Keycaps Instagram and Discord server.

Stay tuned, and good luck!

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« Reply #145 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 04:30:14 »
Saw Modern Dolch GB go up, but I mean, OG Cherry mods > everything else. In for this one 100%!!

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« Reply #146 on: Fri, 05 June 2020, 00:16:23 »
Update: Daily Clack has been added to the vendors / proxy list for the Oceania region!

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« Reply #147 on: Fri, 05 June 2020, 14:40:17 »
Last update regarding vendors: Deskhero will represent the proxy/vendor for Canada =) Woot, woot!

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #148 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 18:03:41 »
Any news regarding R3 \|? Given how the base and extension kits are... kitted... getting that key in the latter one seems like the best choice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
« Reply #149 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 00:14:24 »
Any news regarding R3 \|? Given how the base and extension kits are... kitted... getting that key in the latter one seems like the best choice.

Sorry to say, but it is unlikely that it will be added. The current base kit already has the keys for proper UK coverage, but any more additions will likely warrant a separate INTL kit, which I believe is unlikely to hit MOQ at the time. However, if there is a significant number of people who can commit and have a full international kit hit MOQ, it'd be considered, but this needs to be voiced out avidly on this thread.