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Offline Taylorisg

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[GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 13:34:54 »
251717-0
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renders by pwade3, refer to samples below for real-world comparison

MOQ Update as of 9/13/20
Base Kits: 98/250
40's/Ortho/ISO: 34/150
Numpad: 31/150


Group Buy Links

US Vendor Page (Panc.co): https://panc.co/ols/products/gmk-calcium

EU/UK Vendor Page (Prototypist): https://prototypist.net/collections/gmk-calcium

Canadian Vendor Page (deskhero): https://www.deskhero.ca/products/gmk-calcium


Theyre somewhat clear keycaps. That's pretty much the idea. No it's not based on an anime character, sorry to disappoint!

This used to be called GMK GB, but wouldn't you know, that ended up being confusing. :P


Pictures!

Here are the kits:

Kits!

https://imgur.com/a/L0atu5A

Here are actual samples from GMK:

https://imgur.com/a/cbzVf6P



MOQ


Capped MOQ @ 500 units. 250 units at minimum for Base Kit.



ETA

GB ends 9/28

Delivery April 2021 to vendors +/- delays, then to customers May 2021


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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 15:26:04 »
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Offline Taylorisg

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 15:26:31 »
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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 15:28:46 »
yeezus keyset

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 15:28:47 »
Hoping for a transparent GB run by the runner.

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 16:22:48 »
Very cool :cool:

I've been waiting for clear cherry keys like this.


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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 16:48:18 »
Cannot tell from the render if scooped / barred home row keys are included, are they both in the set?

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 16:51:26 »
Hoping for a transparent GB run by the runner.

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 17:19:50 »
Very cool :cool:

I've been waiting for clear cherry keys like this.

You and me both

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 18:12:47 »
Wow, the reddit thread is toxic. I miss the days where rmk was the nicest subreddit. Now I can barely stand it.

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 18:21:06 »
Is there really an offset 6.25 spacebar in the Base kit, or is this an error in GMK's kit picture?


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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 18:27:18 »
Wow, the reddit thread is toxic. I miss the days where rmk was the nicest subreddit. Now I can barely stand it.

Maybe because the OP is being a troll? Someone asked about the offset space bar, and his response was "I dunno, its not real". That combined with the "renders" image and his other flippant responses. Plus the set is way overpriced for what it is. I'm surprised people are receiving it so well here.

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 18:33:45 »
Wow, the reddit thread is toxic. I miss the days where rmk was the nicest subreddit. Now I can barely stand it.

Maybe because the OP is being a troll? Someone asked about the offset space bar, and his response was "I dunno, its not real". That combined with the "renders" image and his other flippant responses. Plus the set is way overpriced for what it is. I'm surprised people are receiving it so well here.

Oh, I didn't even see that space bar response. I agree that op needs to display a bit more professionalism though if he's going to be taking peoples money.

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 18:37:13 »
Wow, the reddit thread is toxic. I miss the days where rmk was the nicest subreddit. Now I can barely stand it.

Maybe because the OP is being a troll? Someone asked about the offset space bar, and his response was "I dunno, its not real". That combined with the "renders" image and his other flippant responses. Plus the set is way overpriced for what it is. I'm surprised people are receiving it so well here.
Sorry for the confusion. The Spacebar is not intended to be offset.


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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 18:40:35 »
Wow, the reddit thread is toxic. I miss the days where rmk was the nicest subreddit. Now I can barely stand it.
I think theres just a lot of people who have become so accustomed to large vendors and Shopify sites that they forget people used to run smaller keyset GBs via google forms and shipping out of their house.


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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 21:04:41 »
Wow, the reddit thread is toxic. I miss the days where rmk was the nicest subreddit. Now I can barely stand it.

Maybe because the OP is being a troll? Someone asked about the offset space bar, and his response was "I dunno, its not real". That combined with the "renders" image and his other flippant responses. Plus the set is way overpriced for what it is. I'm surprised people are receiving it so well here.

Oh, I didn't even see that space bar response. I agree that op needs to display a bit more professionalism though if he's going to be taking peoples money.

The first post has the tone of an April Fool's IC thread. I thought this was a necro'ed April Fool's post until I checked the date.

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 22:40:09 »
this ain't it

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 00:00:15 »
In for a base kit. And maybe numpad  ;D


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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 14 August 2020, 14:49:38 »
First Update added by way of OP edit.

Also, no scooped homing keys. Sorry.

Also, the box art will likely be plain or minimal logo stuff. That remains to be seen.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 08:18:19 »
Probably grab a base set if it's still up in like 2 weeks.

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 22:32:42 »
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**Update 1**

MOQ Update 8/14/20
Base Kits: 127/250
40's/Ortho/ISO: 49/150
Numpad: 35/150

A great showing on Day 1.




Edit: corrected child MOQs, revised set name
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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 00:28:06 »
Is moq for the child kits 250 or 150?

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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 06:52:37 »
Is moq for the child kits 250 or 150?
Child kits are at 150, the base kit at 250. Thanks for asking!


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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 16:05:29 »
Is moq for the child kits 250 or 150?
Child kits are at 150, the base kit at 250. Thanks for asking!


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Oops, sorry I missed that.  Just fixed the graph.

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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 16:06:28 »
Is moq for the child kits 250 or 150?
Child kits are at 150, the base kit at 250. Thanks for asking!


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Oops, sorry I missed that.  Just fixed the graph.
No prob! I appreciate the help!


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Re: [GB] GMK GB (Formerly GMK IC)
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 02:55:10 »
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MOQ Update as of 8/17/20
Base Kits: 157/250
40's/Ortho/ISO: 58/150
Numpad: 45/150




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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 08:38:58 »
Updated numbers.

Talking with a vendor now to run the nitty gritty, hopefully some news on that in the next couple of days!

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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 11:21:51 »
EDIT: removed my attempt at renders, now that official ones have been posted.
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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 11:23:46 »
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MOQ Update as of 8/24/20
Base Kits: 176/250
40's/Ortho/ISO: 60/150
Numpad: 49/150




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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 11:40:58 »
For those requesting keyboard renders:

Show Image


Show Image


These only give a general idea, they are not 100% accurate.  Original images from here.
Id say the biggest difference is that this GB is for milky-clear caps rather than frosted clear as represented in the renders.

I hope that makes sense.


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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 12:34:21 »
For those requesting keyboard renders:

Show Image


Show Image


These only give a general idea, they are not 100% accurate.  Original images from here.
I’d say the biggest difference is that this GB is for milky-clear caps rather than frosted clear as represented in the renders.

I hope that makes sense.


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OK, I tried to add a milky effect to make them more representative.  Any better?
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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 12:36:31 »
For those requesting keyboard renders:

Show Image


Show Image


These only give a general idea, they are not 100% accurate.  Original images from here.
Id say the biggest difference is that this GB is for milky-clear caps rather than frosted clear as represented in the renders.

I hope that makes sense.


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OK, I tried to make them more representative by add milky effect.  Any better?
Looks better yeah, though Id recommend if anyone is serious about wanting to know what were working with to refer to the samples


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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 09:09:58 »
Vendor page is live, thanks to AlexatPanc for being awesome and running this like a champ!

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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 10:02:58 »


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Edit: 28 Sept end date found in OP.
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Group Buy Link: https://panc.co/ols/products/gmk-calcium

ETA

GB ends 9/28

Delivery March/April 2021 +/- delays

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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 01:00:50 »
Excuse my ignorance, but I heard GMK only works with registered business/vendors in recent times. Is the vendor site that was just set up an official business/vendor? Thanks.

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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 02:37:15 »
Excuse my ignorance, but I heard GMK only works with registered business/vendors in recent times. Is the vendor site that was just set up an official business/vendor? Thanks.

Yes, Panc Co. ran GMK Taro R1 and a multitude of prior keyboard group-buys.

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« Reply #36 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 12:11:54 »
Excuse my ignorance, but I heard GMK only works with registered business/vendors in recent times. Is the vendor site that was just set up an official business/vendor? Thanks.

Yes, Panc Co. ran GMK Taro R1 and a multitude of prior keyboard group-buys.

I'm legit, I promise!

I've worked with GMK before, so they are aware of my existence. Hopefully that translates into expedited shipping ;)

We've also been so fortunate to get prototypist.net to be the European proxy for us. We've been loving working with them thus far, and know it will prove to be a long and fruitful relationship.

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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 12:46:40 »
Why no scooped homing?

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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 19:56:41 »
Why no scooped homing?
In talks with GMK about this. Hope I can add!


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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 04 September 2020, 05:08:48 »
Why no scooped homing?
In talks with GMK about this. Hope I can add!


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Nice. People love homing options (scoop gang rise up), and if people want nonhoming keys (maybe they are so hardcore they don't need homing or legends or prefer the look) those... are already included? Otherwise they could can buy the numpad or 40s.

I think this set is a terrible and I still want to buy it, but I wish it was as cheap as those blanks TKC used to stock (they can't even keep the unpainted TKC1800 in stock and it's just an empty G80/G81-1800 case with some new stickers on it, so I'm not holding my breath)

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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 06 September 2020, 18:33:02 »
Why no scooped homing?
In talks with GMK about this. Hope I can add!


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Grateful that you are doing this and I'm sure I am not the only one! Appreciate you!

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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 16:14:41 »
Just wanted to update with confirmed numbers from all participating vendors!

Base - 91/250
Numpad - 30/150
40s/Ortho/Iso - 27/150

These are confirmed orders, not Google Form entries  :thumb:


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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 16:25:54 »
Just wanted to update with confirmed numbers from all participating vendors!

Base - 91/250
Numpad - 30/150
40s/Ortho/Iso - 27/150

These are confirmed orders, not Google Form entries  :thumb:

Do those stack with the google form entries? That is, moq has been met for the base?

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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 17:36:15 »
Just wanted to update with confirmed numbers from all participating vendors!

Base - 91/250
Numpad - 30/150
40s/Ortho/Iso - 27/150

These are confirmed orders, not Google Form entries  :thumb:

Do those stack with the google form entries? That is, moq has been met for the base?

We're just counting confirmed orders at this point. All Google Form entrants have been made aware, and we hope they all head over and purchase on the site!


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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 07:48:50 »
Just wanted to update with confirmed numbers from all participating vendors!

Base - 91/250
Numpad - 30/150
40s/Ortho/Iso - 27/150

These are confirmed orders, not Google Form entries  :thumb:

Do those stack with the google form entries? That is, moq has been met for the base?

We're just counting confirmed orders at this point. All Google Form entrants have been made aware, and we hope they all head over and purchase on the site!

I'm an international customer. Your latest email said that you're finding a vendor for non US/EU customers. Is that still a plan? Or should I just go order from the site right away?
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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 09:24:57 »
Just wanted to update with confirmed numbers from all participating vendors!

Base - 91/250
Numpad - 30/150
40s/Ortho/Iso - 27/150

These are confirmed orders, not Google Form entries  :thumb:

Do those stack with the google form entries? That is, moq has been met for the base?

We're just counting confirmed orders at this point. All Google Form entrants have been made aware, and we hope they all head over and purchase on the site!

I'm an international customer. Your latest email said that you're finding a vendor for non US/EU customers. Is that still a plan? Or should I just go order from the site right away?

We're bringing a Canadian vendor on for everyone in the Frozen North, and working to bring zFrontier on-board for all the customers in that part of the world! Announcements will be made as soon as humanly possible!


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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 21:13:40 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Calcium (Formerly GMK GB)
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 10 September 2020, 15:30:26 »
UK is not part of the EU, meaning there will be import tax (in addition to UK VAT) when it ships.

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« Reply #48 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 11:01:36 »
UK is not part of the EU, meaning there will be import tax (in addition to UK VAT) when it ships.

Very true! It was important to us to make sure we had a proxy in that neck of the proverbial woods who knew the best way to handle everything.


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« Reply #49 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 11:04:51 »
Renders ahoy!







Enormous shouts to Pwade for his render skills and Jae for the kickass keyboard model!


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