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[GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 09:00:07 »


The beige and yellow set is back for a second iteration with greater layout support, revamped novelties, and two full-size core kits with either Hiragana or Latin only alphas.

Where To Buy

🇦🇺 Australia -  Daily Clack
🇨🇦 Canada - Desk Hero
🇸🇬 Southeast Asia - ILUMKB
🇺🇸 USA - Novelkeys_
🇪🇺 Europe - Oblotzky Industries
🇨🇳 China - Zfrontier
🇨🇳 International - Zfrontier

Timeline

Orders will open on December 3rd, 2020, and will close on January 7th, 2021.
Estimated shipping date: Q3 2021 (on or before October 31st, 2021)





Proposed Kits



The Hiragana and Latin Core kits are your starting point and provide basic layout coverage for 60%, 65%, 75%, TKL, 96-key, 1800, and full-size layouts
in both standard and winkeyless variants for both ANSI and ISO layouts, all of that while keeping in mind affordability.



The Macro Expansion add-on kit extends the Coreís layout coverage and provides support for 660-like keyboards (2.25U Shift), standalone numpads
(double zero and equals key), ergonomic and split keyboards (split space bars and a second B), 88-key tenkeyless boards (F13), 60% keyboards
with arrows (2.00U and 1.00U Shift) and extended boards such as the ION Zenith (M1-M10 keys).

Additionally, the kit also includes alternative layout modifiers for HHKB, tenkeyless, and other standard layouts.




The Forties extension kit adds layout support for small form factor and ortholinear keyboards such as the OLKB Planck, ION ◊ AI03 Equinox, or AE ◊ Percebe.

The kit includes accent Enter and Esc keys, 1.00C to 2.75C space bars, and some alternate layout support for ortholinear keyboards.



The International kit provides full layout coverage for Danish, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and UK ISO keyboards.




The Geometries kit is a small kit with geometric novelties and accent arrow keys.




The Space Bars kit includes accent space keys from 1.00C to 7.00C for both standard, split, and 40% keyboards.

RW ◊ Serika Novelty Keycap



Produced by RAMA WORKSģ
Cherry profile row 1 (Esc key)
Compatible with MX style switches
BEAM finish (Polished Anodized Aluminium). Enamel infill


Salvun ◊ Serika Novelty Keycaps



Produced by Salvun in Belgium
Cherry profile row 1 (Esc key)
Compatible with MX style switches
Made of brass, cerakoted, then laser etched and clear coated.

Deskmats

Serika Deskmat



Hexagon Dark



Hexagon Light



Pricing



Gallery

ION Zenith


Zambumon Fisterra


TGR Alice


Keycult No.2/TKL

Zambumon Sar





Technical Specs

  • Made in Germany by GMK electronic design GmbH
  • Cherry profile (1-1-2-3-4-4)
  • Compatible with MX style switches
  • 1.5mm thick double-shot ABS plastic

Disclaimers

  • Kindly note that the images are of 3D renders and are for illustration purposes only. The final colors may differ slightly.
  • Keyboards are shown for demonstrative purposes only and are not included with the purchase of these keycaps.
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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 09:01:40 »
Updates go here

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 09:20:36 »
Not going to lie, this set has really grown on me, and looking forward to owning it for myself. thanks and glwb

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 09:48:06 »
i can feel the money leaving my bank account
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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 09:57:53 »
i can feel the money leaving my bank account

Feel good doesn't it

Until you realize; oh noes I also need to eat
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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 09:59:02 »
i can feel the money leaving my bank account

Same here. I was able to hold off last time cause I am not a fan of the Hiragana sub legends, but this time with Zambu offering a Latin base I'm in for sure.

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 11:03:54 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 11:04:05 »
This set is one of those ones that looks even better when you see it irl. The colours are just right. AnyOne on the fence should snap it up, itís a beauty. GLWGB.

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 11:52:53 »
Good chance this is in my future, esp since Skydata not likely to reach MOQ at this rate.

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 00:35:23 »
So i bought it. I dont think there was any other option in my mind.

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 02:10:00 »
It'll be interesting to see the split of latin vs hiragana core at the end of this GB.

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 16:32:24 »
Hi, love the look of Serika!

A couple of us on Devtalk (thread) are interested in purchasing it.. and I wondered whether there will be a Typist/Colevrak option like there was for MT3 Serika?

Alternative layouts are quite popular in the dev community and I would guess many others may be interested in such a kit too :-)

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 16:59:47 »
Hi, love the look of Serika!

A couple of us on Devtalk (thread) are interested in purchasing it.. and I wondered whether there will be a Typist/Colevrak option like there was for MT3 Serika?

Alternative layouts are quite popular in the dev community and I would guess many others may be interested in such a kit too :-)

No.

-Zambumon, probably

But for real, the IC phase is over. So, no.
« Last Edit: Sat, 05 December 2020, 17:01:25 by Fredington »

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 17:07:31 »
Hi, love the look of Serika!

A couple of us on Devtalk (thread) are interested in purchasing it.. and I wondered whether there will be a Typist/Colevrak option like there was for MT3 Serika?

Alternative layouts are quite popular in the dev community and I would guess many others may be interested in such a kit too :-)

No.

-Zambumon, probably

But for real, the IC phase is over. So, no.

Well they're not ready to drop for almost a year so hopefully Zambumon will be able to work their magic :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 19:38:35 »
But itís not like they just sit on the order until then. Pricing for the kits has to be quoted by GMK, sorted with vendors and then the kits have to meet MOQ during the month that the set is on sale.

By the time a set is in GB phase itís a little late to be adding new kits or adjusting them.
« Last Edit: Sat, 05 December 2020, 19:47:20 by itsmartin »

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 00:34:28 »
By the time a set is in GB phase itís a little late to be adding new kits or adjusting them.

I hope that won't be the case :cry:

Part of the reason I asked is because there's another set on Drop and the designer said it's possible they could make some adjustments (that set is actually due in 5 months and is also in GB).

I really hope Zambumon can squeeze a Typist/Colevrak kit in... with that I think this set may well reach cult status (even more than it has already!) ...I think it really could end up on hordes of programmers wish lists  :)


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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 00:45:23 »
By the time a set is in GB phase itís a little late to be adding new kits or adjusting them.

Part of the reason I asked is because there's another set on Drop and the designer said it's possible they could make some adjustments (that set is actually due in 5 months and is also in GB).

I really hope Zambumon can squeeze a Typist/Colevrak kit in... with that I think this set may well reach cult status (even more than it has already!) ...I think it really could end up on hordes of programmers wish lists  :)

Drop lies about turnaround time and Iíd be hesitant to use their estimates to make conclusions. GMK is unable to update quotes in the timeframe of this GB. Itsmartin is being polite here; the kitting isnít getting changed.

There are two main places/times to demonstrate interest in Typist kits, particularly in GMK sets where kit prices are high relative to MT3 and KAT where theyíre much much more doable. 1. the interest check phase. 2. If any other GMK set has a typist kit...buy it. They didnít sell, vendors got stuck with them, no one wants to run them. If you get typist kits to MOQ, and no one loses money, more people will run them.

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 01:07:58 »
By the time a set is in GB phase itís a little late to be adding new kits or adjusting them.

I hope that won't be the case :cry:

Part of the reason I asked is because there's another set on Drop and the designer said it's possible they could make some adjustments (that set is actually due in 5 months and is also in GB).

I really hope Zambumon can squeeze a Typist/Colevrak kit in... with that I think this set may well reach cult status (even more than it has already!) ...I think it really could end up on hordes of programmers wish lists  :)

Out of curiosity, what is the set on Drop that you are referring to? I've never seen kits changed during GB unless some major error was found. Not to accommodate entire niche kits.
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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 13:32:37 »
I hope that won't be the case :cry:

Part of the reason I asked is because there's another set on Drop and the designer said it's possible they could make some adjustments (that set is actually due in 5 months and is also in GB).

I really hope Zambumon can squeeze a Typist/Colevrak kit in... with that I think this set may well reach cult status (even more than it has already!) ...I think it really could end up on hordes of programmers wish lists  :)

This won't happen. Zambumon will say: "No."

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 17:28:39 »
Very happy this got a R2. Congrats!

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 20:39:15 »
I hope that won't be the case :cry:

Part of the reason I asked is because there's another set on Drop and the designer said it's possible they could make some adjustments (that set is actually due in 5 months and is also in GB).

I really hope Zambumon can squeeze a Typist/Colevrak kit in... with that I think this set may well reach cult status (even more than it has already!) ...I think it really could end up on hordes of programmers wish lists  :)

This won't happen. Zambumon will say: "No."

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 22:11:18 »
I hope that won't be the case :cry:

Part of the reason I asked is because there's another set on Drop and the designer said it's possible they could make some adjustments (that set is actually due in 5 months and is also in GB).

I really hope Zambumon can squeeze a Typist/Colevrak kit in... with that I think this set may well reach cult status (even more than it has already!) ...I think it really could end up on hordes of programmers wish lists  :)



This won't happen. Zambumon will say: "No."

^

:cry:

Is there any reason why you didn't include a Colevrak/Typist kit? I noticed you did one for the MT3 kit and am wondering why you didn't do the same for this one (and whether we should not expect you support such layouts in future)..

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 00:40:40 »
I hope that won't be the case :cry:

Part of the reason I asked is because there's another set on Drop and the designer said it's possible they could make some adjustments (that set is actually due in 5 months and is also in GB).

I really hope Zambumon can squeeze a Typist/Colevrak kit in... with that I think this set may well reach cult status (even more than it has already!) ...I think it really could end up on hordes of programmers wish lists  :)



This won't happen. Zambumon will say: "No."

^

:cry:

Is there any reason why you didn't include a Colevrak/Typist kit? I noticed you did one for the MT3 kit and am wondering why you didn't do the same for this one (and whether we should not expect you support such layouts in future)..

If I had to venture a guess it's because MT3 is made by Drop's "in house" manufacturer. This probably lends more flexibility with kitting and MOQ. Every single designer will support all niche/alternative layouts when there is finally demand for it. They don't omit kits to punish people. The typist kit for MT3 Serika sold 69 total kits. The standard qwerty layouts sold 1560 for the Latin+ Katakana kits. It's just about sales figures.
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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 05:48:26 »
I hope that won't be the case :cry:

Part of the reason I asked is because there's another set on Drop and the designer said it's possible they could make some adjustments (that set is actually due in 5 months and is also in GB).

I really hope Zambumon can squeeze a Typist/Colevrak kit in... with that I think this set may well reach cult status (even more than it has already!) ...I think it really could end up on hordes of programmers wish lists  :)



This won't happen. Zambumon will say: "No."

^

:cry:

Is there any reason why you didn't include a Colevrak/Typist kit? I noticed you did one for the MT3 kit and am wondering why you didn't do the same for this one (and whether we should not expect you support such layouts in future)..

It's quite simple. MT3 was dyesub PBT and didn't require new molds.

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 05:58:15 »
quite popular in the dev community

Define """"""""""""""popular""""""""""""""

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 11:17:21 »
Im interested with Fisterra!

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 23:58:24 »
Help. Hiragana or Latin core? Canít afford both 😭

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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 01 January 2021, 10:58:38 »
In for a base kit and a desk mat.
Excellent design and product page as usual, canít help but pick up Zambumons sets

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 14:37:16 »
Will there be graph updates like with Lux?

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 15:10:14 »
Where's the Zambumon No. when you need it?

there you go:

« Last Edit: Sat, 02 January 2021, 15:16:31 by Benedikt »

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« Reply #30 on: Sun, 03 January 2021, 08:07:10 »
Really like the deskmat So I ordered one! :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 12:37:33 »
Im interested with Fisterra!

That project will take some time, keep an eye on the status page (https://zambumon.com/status)

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 10:51:08 »
Or just go with the soon to be famous Oblotzky No  :D



Where's the Zambumon No. when you need it?

there you go:

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 03:21:22 »
do we know about how many units this set sold ? i'm curious because i've seen several amazing sets underperform for some reason.
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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 10:20:26 »
This is a must SET for everyone. Don't sleep on this. Mark my word.

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Re: [GB] GMK Serika | Orders Open
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 13:34:12 »
do we know about how many units this set sold ? i'm curious because i've seen several amazing sets underperform for some reason.

that reason would probably be due to the massive amounts of sets we have every month nowadays.

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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 01:39:02 »
Love the set... if only I had money