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[GB] GMK Pono (3.5K+ Kits!!)
« on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 01:24:02 »


Hey! Welcome to the GMK PONO Group Buy

Pono is a combination of Pink and Mono, which coincidentally is also this mischievous kitteh's name.




Kits

Base (Please note: Second 2.25u Shift will be added to base)



Novelties



Colors - (Pink on Gray) - Dark Gray (N9) and Pink (3C) pictured next to black (CR) for reference.


No Spacebars running with Pono because Hiney will be running OG Spacekeys Round 2 shortly, and will feature N9 bars.


Deskmats

Pitter Patter


Ponogon


Pattern



Rama Collaborations

Grey Kitty (Will be first Rama cap to feature two levels of milling)
Dark grey anodized with pink enamel infill




Rose Gold PVD Geo Kitty




Vendors

US - Dixie
CA - Deskhero
EU - MKB.eu
AU - Daily Clack
Asia - iLumKB
China - zFrontier - zFrontier
Phillipines - Rotobox

Will add links to proxies as they go live.

The set will be running July 17th to August 14th

Pricing



Interest Check was here

Shoutouts:
Big thanks to Dixie and crew for taking on this project, put in a lot of work and time with me!
Necro's @ MKeu - Big love and respect!
Kate @ Rama
Bottom Klunk <3
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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 02:48:15 »
GLWGB!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 06:57:16 »
omg this is so cute, I'm in. Love the colors and the cuteness!
Would love to see a render on a polycarbonate board tho!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 07:45:42 »
I really like this set. I am a bit confused about the extra B. Why support Alice like this but not give us the shifts to use an Alice layout?

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 12:11:14 »
Rama cap is nuts

Offline solomonshv

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 08:12:05 »
i did not need to spend another $300+! why are you doing this to me? :(

Keebs owned/bought::: Satisfaction 75 standard - cloud white | RAMA u80-A Moon | Gok 7V - blue & white | Clarabelle - black cow | Think6.5V2 LE | iON Zenith - Moss | KCK KY-01 - Aquamarine | J-01 Rev1 - blue | Andromeda - Grey

Caps owned/bought::: Cherry G81-3000 SAV, GMK WoB, GMK Mizu, GMK Camping R2, GMK Analog Dreams, GMK Olivia++, GMK Nautilus R2, GMK taro R2, GMK MoDo R2, ePBT Classic Cyrillic, GMK Bread, GMK Sumi, GMK Pono, GMK Bento R2, GMK Sloth, GMK Yuru

Wish list/Will buy::: Keycult No.2/65, Trifecta by 2Moons, GMK Terra

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 11:26:28 »
I'm pretty jazzed, just got the base, novelties and grey Rama. Glad it went into fruitation!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 13:56:16 »
Excited for this!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 19 July 2020, 05:40:15 »
omg this is so cute, I'm in. Love the colors and the cuteness!
Would love to see a render on a polycarbonate board tho!

Thank you! There are a few slightly outdated poly HBCP renders towards the end of this GMK Pono album Should give an okay idea.

Rama cap is nuts

Thank you! Was very excited to finally be able to reveal them.

i did not need to spend another $300+! why are you doing this to me? :(

Appreciate your support very much! :)

I'm pretty jazzed, just got the base, novelties and grey Rama. Glad it went into fruitation!

Thank you! Overjoyed that this is finally running :D
Excited for this!

Hey! Thank you! I am very excited as well!! :D


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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 19 July 2020, 16:01:48 »
I like the mat and the key set! 

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 19 July 2020, 18:34:32 »
I really like the colors, the novelties are cute, and those deskmats are :thumb:.

I am a bit confused by the inclusion of the 'B' key, but no Alice spacebars. Also the lack of kitting to have the Alice spacebars if we wanted them (without using the novelties).

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 19 July 2020, 19:36:28 »
No Spacebars running with Pono because Hiney will be running OG Spacekeys Round 2 shortly, and will feature N9 bars.

I really like the colors, the novelties are cute, and those deskmats are :thumb:.

I am a bit confused by the inclusion of the 'B' key, but no Alice spacebars. Also the lack of kitting to have the Alice spacebars if we wanted them (without using the novelties).

It's mentioned in the OP that there will be Alice spacebars available in the group-buy linked above.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 12:29:32 »
Numbers update! I was hopign to have day one numbers, but not all proxies updated until like day 3-4, so we dont have accurate data for that. But this set has had a great start and we can confirm that all kits will be made already since extras will be added at the end.

Here are the current numbers with some vendors out of date.

Standard - 178
Novelty - 159

Rama Gray - 219
Rama Rose Gold - 114

Pitter Patter Deskpad - 90
Ponogon Deskpad - 39
Pattern Deskpad - 32

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 22:15:52 »
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Numbers update! I was hopign to have day one numbers, but not all proxies updated until like day 3-4, so we dont have accurate data for that. But this set has had a great start and we can confirm that all kits will be made already since extras will be added at the end.

Here are the current numbers with some vendors out of date.

Standard - 178
Novelty - 159

Rama Gray - 219
Rama Rose Gold - 114

Pitter Patter Deskpad - 90
Ponogon Deskpad - 39
Pattern Deskpad - 32



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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 23:09:08 »
Im torn on this one.  The renders look very classy.  But I have 3c accents on my board right in front of me and they just aren't that bright.  The sample cap looks right in the photo.  But the renders look too bright.  That would be a powerful light to make 3c that vibrant.

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 06:29:35 »
Im torn on this one.  The renders look very classy.  But I have 3c accents on my board right in front of me and they just aren't that bright.  The sample cap looks right in the photo.  But the renders look too bright.  That would be a powerful light to make 3c that vibrant.

Renders generally have some slightly more intense lighting than you would find in normal everyday use. Imagine the render being set up in a photobox type situation, with lights pointing directly at your subject. Renders will always look slightly different look than your final product, as they are generally a representation of what you are purchasing. This is why the unprofessional photo of the stock color caps is also displayed.

There are some slightly outdated renders in this GMK Pono album that might also help potentially visualize how the set will look.

I faced this issue with Wasabi (also stock colors), where the green was very tough to capture, it either looked too washed out or too dark, but looks good in person.

I feel confident the set will look good in person, as stock colors get matched very well.

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 17:37:01 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 18:24:26 »
The RAMA is too cute!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 12:31:16 »
Honored to announce a collab with Space Cables :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 14:42:33 »
It's such a rare thing for me to like an entire GB, but every aspect is amazing!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 23:59:49 »
Honored to announce a collab with Space Cables :thumb:

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wow.  That looks like something out of Victoria's Secret.  Very cool  :thumb: :thumb:  :cool: :cool:

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 27 July 2020, 11:56:56 »
Didn't want to pick up another set at this moment, but I keep coming back. Am definitely considering this set - love the understated, but cute/sleek look!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 31 July 2020, 14:58:06 »
I really like this set. I am a bit confused about the extra B. Why support Alice like this but not give us the shifts to use an Alice layout?

I really like the colors, the novelties are cute, and those deskmats are :thumb:.

I am a bit confused by the inclusion of the 'B' key, but no Alice spacebars. Also the lack of kitting to have the Alice spacebars if we wanted them (without using the novelties).

Thank you for the kind words! Second 2.25u Shift will be added to the base kit, to cover Alice style layouts, (I would like this for myself as well) :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (2 more weeks - Shift added to base)
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 31 July 2020, 15:00:05 »
Didn't want to pick up another set at this moment, but I keep coming back. Am definitely considering this set - love the understated, but cute/sleek look!

It's such a rare thing for me to like an entire GB, but every aspect is amazing!

Thank you so much!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (2 more weeks - Shift added to base)
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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (2 more weeks - Shift added to base)
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 08:29:34 »
Those artisan numbers are doing so well :). I wonder what the record for Rama collab artisans sold in a GB is?
Unsurprisingly I'll have to cop nearly every aspect of this Groupbuy.

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (2 more weeks - Shift added to base)
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 12:35:43 »
I think this is the first set I've seen where the Rama artisan has sold more than the base kit.

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (2 more weeks - Shift added to base)
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 15:28:39 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (1 week left - Shift added to base)
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 09:28:04 »
I have this in my Cart now. Base Kit + Rama Grey.

After a grueling July worth of GBs i'm thinking of getting these kitties.

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (1 week left - Shift added to base)
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 10:29:01 »
My first ever group buy and first gmk keycaps! Got the base for my wife and she's so excited about it!!

I've been looking for cute pink keycaps and this just popped up at Dixie. Couldn't have been better timing

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (1 week left - Shift added to base)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 13:51:47 »
Last few days, pre orders close this Friday Aug 14th!

Some current numbers, not all proxies updated.

619 - Standard
511 - Novelty
RAMA Gray - 610
RAMA Rose Gold - 332
Pitter Patter - 323
Ponogon - 119
Pattern - 106

Some lovely work by Mr. Janglad. Pono Base & Novelties on Bauer X by DixieMech



Thank you so much for the incredible support and kind words! <3

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (1 week left - Shift added to base)
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 15:05:56 »
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Last few days, pre orders close this Friday Aug 14th!

Some current numbers, not all proxies updated.

619 - Standard
511 - Novelty
RAMA Gray - 610
RAMA Rose Gold - 332
Pitter Patter - 323
Ponogon - 119
Pattern - 106

Some lovely work by Mr. Janglad. Pono Base & Novelties on Bauer X by DixieMech

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Thank you so much for the incredible support and kind words! <3




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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (1 week left - Shift added to base)
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 06:02:51 »
I know I'm cutting it close, but I had to sell some junk to buy this set, at what time will it be closing?

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (1 week left - Shift added to base)
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 07:37:08 »
I just got my Olivia++ dark base. Are the colours very close to that of Olivia++?

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (1 week left - Shift added to base)
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 09:41:11 »
LAST DAYYYYYYY!!!

Thought I’d give some numbers going into the last day! 3 vendors are 3 days out of date.

Standard: 807
Novelty: 642

Rama Gray: 723
Rama Rose Gold: 408

Potter Patter Deskpad: 383
Ponogon Deskpad: 135
Pattern Deskpad: 125

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 09:48:41 »
I know I'm cutting it close, but I had to sell some junk to buy this set, at what time will it be closing?

If you plan on ordering today, should be good!

I just got my Olivia++ dark base. Are the colours very close to that of Olivia++?

O++ uses a custom black and custom pink. Pono uses stock dark gray N9 and stock pink 3C pictured next to stock black CR for reference. Image is not professionally balanced, and more used as a reference. 



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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 09:53:28 »
Congrats on a hugely successful run!! Can't wait for my copy!!!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 10:01:46 »
Congrats on a hugely successful run!! Can't wait for my copy!!!

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Thank you for your support and nice words!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 12:01:58 »
LAST DAY GIVEAWAY

Sour has graciously said he would like to do a giveaway to thank everyone for the amazing support of this project! We will also be matching this giveaway.

The way it will work is that we will randomly choose 2 orders from the GMK Pono groupbuy and refund your base kit so you will get it for free!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 15:13:15 »


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Numbers from DixieMech's 8.14.2020 update.
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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 12:59:23 »
Congrats on a successful GB! Can't wait until cute set and all its purrfect artisans/deskmat is sitting on my desk.

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 14:40:45 »
Very nice numbers, congrats! Still bummed that the pink R5 accent kit was dropped though. It was what sold the set for me.

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 03:40:54 »
Congrats on a successful GB! Can't wait until cute set and all its purrfect artisans/deskmat is sitting on my desk.

Thank you! Very much looking forward myself! ;D

Very nice numbers, congrats! Still bummed that the pink R5 accent kit was dropped though. It was what sold the set for me.

Thank you! Appreciate your feedback and support IC to GB! I was a bit bummed too, just didn't really seem like a feasible kit at the time, to be quite honest.

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 22:11:22 »
HUGE turnout for GMK Pono! Correct me if I am wrong about this, but I believe this may be the most Rama caps ever sold. Holy cow!

FINAL NUMBERS BEFORE EXTRAS

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Keycap Kits
Standard: 1126
Novelty: 886

Rama Works® Caps
Gray Kitty: 1260
Rose Gold Geo Kitty: 665

Deskpads
Pitter Patter: 562
Ponogon: 182
Pattern: 168


FINAL NUMBERS WITH EXTRAS

Keycap Kits
Standard: 2041
Novelty: 1563

Rama Works® Caps
Gray Kitty: 1398
Rose Gold Geo Kitty: 752

Deskpads
Pitter Patter: 988
Ponogon: 333
Pattern: 304

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 10:12:50 »
FINAL NUMBERS BEFORE EXTRAS -->
More
Keycap Kits
Standard: 1126
Novelty: 886

Rama Works® Caps
Gray Kitty: 1260
Rose Gold Geo Kitty: 665

Deskpads
Pitter Patter: 562
Ponogon: 182
Pattern: 168



FINAL NUMBERS WITH EXTRAS -->
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HUGE turnout for GMK Pono! Correct me if I am wrong about this, but I believe this may be the most Rama caps ever sold. Holy cow!

Keycap Kits
Standard: 2041
Novelty: 1563

Rama Works® Caps
Gray Kitty: 1398
Rose Gold Geo Kitty: 752

Deskpads
Pitter Patter: 988
Ponogon: 333
Pattern: 304




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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 10:41:14 »
FINAL NUMBERS

Thank you for your work!

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 18:04:30 »
I'm so sad I missed this one!  Will those extras be available through the original vendors when the time comes? 

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Re: [GB] GMK Pono (LAST DAY)
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 18:55:17 »
I'm so sad I missed this one!  Will those extras be available through the original vendors when the time comes?

I know for sure that if you subscribe to dixiemech's mailing list, you'll be notified when they have their extras on their site. Not sure about the others as I'm in NA.