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Offline biip

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[IC] KAM Playground
« on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 04:55:32 »


Hey everyone,

I'm very proud to introduce you a new set I've been working for a long time now.
I always had the desire to offer a set that would be suitable for everyone, but beyond that, a set that is suitable for all uses.

My intention here is to offer some dedicated child kits designed for a specific use.
Most of the time, macro-pad (and even ortho) users don't have the possibility to have a well-designed keycaps set for their uses. The goal of this set is to offer a solution to this issue, in a playful way! Same for MOBA/FPS players, music & various content creators… Endless possibilities to highlight the keys they need!

All the icons have been drawn using the same stroke thickness in order to have an overall cohesion.
Font and icons are my own creation though.
I decided to go for a uniform profile since it offers more possibilities on layouts (than a sculpted one), and since KAM allows overall dye-sub and has a nice glossy finish, I thought that'd be the perfect profile to work with.

Samples have been ordered, Keyreative should already be working on them.


Renders
by Oblotzky


Campine


Campine


Preonic


Preonic


Rama M10-A


Rama M10-A


Planck


Planck


Rama M65-A


Rama M65-A


Kits


































Technical specifications

1.65mm thick PBT keycaps
Overall Dye sublimation

Pantone Colors:
  • 2378 C Dark Grey
  • 656 C White
  • 1785 C Red
  • 115 C Yellow
  • 2267 C Green
  • 292 C Blue
  • 2655 C Purple
  • 210 C Pink



Thanks in advance for your feedback!
Massive thanks to Oblotzky.



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Offline samanth

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 04:58:50 »
Epic

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Offline KT-afk

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 04:59:56 »
100% in for the novelties. Loveeeeee the themeeeee  :-*

Offline bigern302

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:02:14 »
Ho, hum.  Another banger from Biip.  This will dent the wallet for me. :thumb:

Offline pyonium

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:02:40 »
I love this, will probably pick this up! Would it be possible to add two more control keys to the ergo kit, to add proper Boardwalk (full ortho) support?

Offline OJtheTiny

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:04:41 »
Yo, those specialty kits are freaking dope. If nothing else, I'm down for those


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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:05:42 »
This is so good. I hope these are priced well so I can get a whole bunch of child kits.

Offline danieljgrouse

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:06:39 »
Stop bullying my wallet biip. I dread seeing your name at this point. “Ah, new biip set, guess here goes my money again.”

Offline EnjoyMyInSec

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:12:10 »
Killer set as usual, GLWGB ! ;D

Offline sagarsiddhpura

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:16:26 »
Wonderful set! Can I request a Cut, Copy, Paste keys in same colour? I see Cut and copy keys in two different kits but different colour. Thanks
« Last Edit: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:19:34 by sagarsiddhpura »

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:17:44 »
Thanks for making me want a broadwalk

Offline Xonuss

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:17:59 »
Set looks amazing! I don't my wallet is gonna be happy with this one..

Offline violeaf

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:25:48 »
Very nice, but I think you've missed the opportunity to go really creative with the ISO enter novelty there

Great set nevertheless

Offline NotFai

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:34:15 »
Need a monthly subscription service for Biip products, definitely looking forward to this!

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:34:26 »
Great concept for specific gaming builds.  I love it.
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Offline NoahJelson

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:42:04 »
now I know what's going on my macropads.... I'm throwing my money at my screen and nothing's happening

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 05:51:29 »
yyyyyeeeeeeesssssssss

Offline konstantin

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 06:04:49 »
Very nice concept :)

Offline harlekein

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 06:08:51 »
I love the icons and colors. I'll be getting some kits to fit out my Iris game pad and probably something audio related for a macro pad.

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 06:13:25 »
Might get an ortho board as a macro pad just for this set

Offline atlanticise

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 06:14:55 »
i can never decide what keycaps i want, then biip tells me what i need. you're doing god's work, man.

Offline Janoma

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 06:35:06 »
Is this the same blue as Dots?

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 06:52:14 »
The novelties looks awesome

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 06:53:35 »
Pfiou…

My wallet just commited suicide.

Offline VXQN

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 06:55:12 »
Is this going to be matte or gloss?

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 06:59:32 »
This is amazing, and I'm not even an orthos user!

Might be a good time to be one...  :'(

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 07:03:00 »
Is this the same blue as Dots?

Dots is featuring a less purple RAL 280 30 15 while Playground dark grey color reference is 2378 C :thumb:

Offline baysic

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 07:05:40 »
oh **** i'm in.

still missing 2.25Us and spacebar to populate a full board with only childs kits combined. :P
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Offline bthezebra

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 07:09:05 »
Very clever biip!

Offline Ponizu

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 07:10:12 »
Wow Sir, awesome!

Im in.

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 07:10:49 »
Pfiou…

My wallet just commited suicide.

It's not GMK. You should be alright.


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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 07:46:01 »
Now I need a macro board for this.

Offline Kawamashi

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 07:47:15 »
What about blank alphas and blank mods kits to highlight a little bit more the other keys ?

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 07:56:39 »
 :cool:

Offline retainerbox

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 08:12:33 »
Actually a phenomenal idea. Will absolutely pick up some sets.

Posted on the Discord, but my personal greedy wish would be for a solid & outline arrow (InDesign) and a paint bucket.
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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 08:29:39 »
Very nice  :thumb:

Now i have to do comparison to check what is in overlapping in kit - you should offer a big - all in one symbols - kit for the people that want it all ;)

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 08:32:56 »
Biip is like Bonds+Aaron+Ruth - all home runs, all day. This is such a great concept, and love the breadth of the child kits.

Can we get a Homing Kit for us non-QWERTY folks? KAM Superuser has a great one.

Offline baysic

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 08:33:49 »
Very nice  :thumb:

Now i have to do comparison to check what is in overlapping in kit - you should offer a big - all in one symbols - kit for the people that want it all ;)

I dig your idea!!


Offline timescam

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 09:13:20 »
such a good looking set, homing kit pls

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Offline ILikeShorts

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 09:19:17 »
The colours on these are fantastic. I third the request for a Homing Kit. Colevrak kits are great for compatibility on sculpted keysets, but a flat set is just so perfect for anyone who is not using a standard layout.

Additionally, how do you feel about adding a mono legends kit for the special characters, numbers, and shifted characters? Re-reading the description has got all the hairs on my arms standing on end. These feel like the kits that would help me get the legends that I desire on my keyboards.

Offline harlekein

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 09:23:38 »
Can we get a Homing Kit for us non-QWERTY folks? KAM Superuser has a great one.

Seems to me that one has homing keys not used in any layout at all. Specifically I and S.

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[IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 09:24:47 »
Can we get a Homing Kit for us non-QWERTY folks? KAM Superuser has a great one.

Seems to me that one has homing keys not used in any layout at all. Specifically I and S.
S can be used for gamers to orient to WASD quickly. But I'll admit I don't know what I is for.

Offline harlekein

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 09:27:07 »
Can we get a Homing Kit for us non-QWERTY folks? KAM Superuser has a great one.

Seems to me that one has homing keys not used in any layout at all. Specifically I and S.
S can be used for gamers to orient to WASD quickly. But I'll admit I don't know what I is for.

I actually proposed that in the Discord for the gaming kit. If that's the goal, that's fine then. Just trying to prevent redundant keys from entering these kits and making them more of a reach to get implemented.

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 09:35:01 »
I have zero "practical" use for any of the various icon kits, but the colorscheme, fonts, and icon designs are too good to pass up. So excited for this!

Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 09:43:10 »
Definitely in for the Audio kit, I am picturing some really nice uses with JRiver.

Offline Argan12345

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:03:35 »
Oh man freaking awesome do we have confirmation it's going to be slick glossy PBT KAM (a la KAM Starry Night) and not matte PBT KAM (a la KAM Wraith)?

Offline HungerMechanic

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:05:56 »
I had not planned to buy a KAM set, but looks like I may have to start saving up for a Campine. The audio keys are superb.

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:08:20 »
i am IN. really unique idea, and the icons just look really good.

Offline biip

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Re: [IC] KAM Playground
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:12:03 »
Oh man freaking awesome do we have confirmation it's going to be slick glossy PBT KAM (a la KAM Starry Night) and not matte PBT KAM (a la KAM Wraith)?

I plan to order samples for both finishes.
I initially thought about going for glossy finish tho since it'd look more classy and modern (IMO) :thumb: