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This set draws inspiration from a pre-pandemic excursion to Taiwan where we were enraptured by arguably its
most widely recognised dessert, the Taiwanese Pineapple Cake (鳳梨酥 fčng lí sū; 王梨酥 ông lâi so).
Fenglisu are delicate little treats with a crumbly pastry exterior that are filled with a sweet pineapple jam.

In the Hokkien dialect, ‘pineapple’ (鳳梨 ông-lâi) is a homophone for the phrase ‘prosperity come’ (旺來 ōng-lâi).
As a symbol of good fortune and prosperity, we wanted to pay homage to this culinary icon in the form of a GMK keycap set.



Consider following our socials (IG @mksensa) and joining our Discord server for all project updates.


The GB for GMK fenglisu will run on all participating vendors from April 8th to May 9th.

Expected delivery will be Q4 2023.



VENDORS
Super excited to announce that we will be working with the following vendors for GMK fenglisu with
 Daily Clack as our lead vendor!

US: Vala Supply
CN/International: KBDfans
OCE: Daily Clack
CA: ApexKeyboards
EU: Candykeys
UK: Proto[Typist]
KR: Swagkeys
SEA: iLumkb
SA: Fancy Customs

Links to sale pages will be updated as vendors go live.



VENDOR PRICING

We are aware that pricing is a large contributing factor to
whether or not a given GMK set is purchased and that this set does err on the more
 expensive side; however, given the recent struggles with sets reaching MOQs,
we’ve had to adjust accordingly to increase our chances of a successful Group Buy.

Note: StacksKB will no longer be offering GMK fenglisu in GB.


KITS

Base Kit - 'Just a pineapple cake'


Note: we have updated our Base Kit, please check our updates section below for more details.

Key unit labels have been included for your convenience.
u - unit
s - stepped
c - convex (spacebar)
scpd - scooped homing
barred - barred homing



Cangjie Sublegend Alphas Kit - 'Back to roots'


Note: we have updated our Alt Alphas Kit, please check our updates section below for more details.

A complete alphanumeric alphas kit with Cangjie Chinese sublegends with the inclusion of an additional tab key.
One base kit and alternate alphanumeric alphas kit therefore provides support for those wishing to fill
two keyboards; however, this means that one keyboard will utilise an alternate modifier layout
(i.e. shorter right shift, split backspace, and Tsangan bottom row).



Novelty Kit - 'Is it snack time?’


Note: we have updated our Novelty Kit, please check our updates section below for more details.

A novelty kit with full macrocolumn and Tsangan support.



Spacebars Kit - ‘Do you have anymore?’




COLOURS


The colour palette we have chosen for GMK fenglisu uses two stock GMK colours (GMK CP and BR1).
The browning of fenglisu is represented by GMK BR1 and provides legibility and contrast when paired with GMK CP.


An update on our colours can be found here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=116844.msg3148175#msg3148175




Whilst we have colour matched our renders, variations in colour may differ between monitors.
For ease of comparison, we have therefore included a rendering of other GMK sets.
Note: The colours utilised in this render of GMK Greg have been rearranged and are for demonstration purposes only.
Further note: GMK Ki did not have an accent and have duplicated the modifiers in the render shown.



BOARD RENDERS

TGR Jane V2 by Yuktsi


Kits shown here include the Base and Novelty Kits in addition to our THOK Design collaboration cap.
Rendered by eg0t1st1k4l#7777.



TGR Alice by Yuktsi


Kits shown here include the Base, Novelty, and Spacebar Kits.
Rendered by eg0t1st1k4l#7777.

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TGR 910 by Yuktsi


Kits shown here include Base, Cangjie Sublegend Alt Alphas, and Novelty Kits.
Rendered by eg0t1st1k4l#7777.

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CAKE HHKB Classic by Haytco


Kits Shown here include the Base, Cangjie Sublegend Alt Alphas, and Novelty Kits.
Rendered by eg0t1st1k4l#7777.

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Foundation by Protozoa


Kits shown here include Base and Novelty Kits in addition to our GMK fenglisu x HIBI Design
Collaboration ‘Pineapple Cake’ Cap.
Rendered by eg0t1st1k4l#7777.

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Fuji75 by CMM Studio


Kits shown here include Base and Cangjie Sublegend Alt Alpha Kits in addition to our GMK fenglisu x HIBI Design
Collaboration ‘Plum Blossom’ Cap.

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More coming soon.


DESKMATS


'You Fill My Tart Up' Deskmat.



'Prosperity and Serenity' Deskmat.



'Pineapple Dreams' Deskmat.




COLLABORATIONS

HIBI

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THOK Design

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lpcables

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50 total units will be available for purchase with fulfilment to begin immediately post-GB.

Cable specifications:
- Device Side (Keyboard): 160mm length
- Host Side: 1.2M
- Paracord: Light Yellow
- Techflex: White
- Heat-shrink Colour: Orange
- Connector: Femo Cerakoted with special colour.
- USB-C to USB-A

Link to purchase



Taurus Trades

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Link to raffle sale

The Fenglisu Teapot is an artisan keycap made in collaboration with GMK fenglisu. The
keycap consists of the teapot and a removable lid to see all the yummy tea goodness
inside! It's made for cherry mx stems and casted with 100% resin.


GEEKKEEY

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Link to purchase


Cantoclicks

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Is this a… Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen!? Making its debut on the menu is our Fenglisu trio - the perfect combination of a buttery crust and sweet pineapple jam filling that we just can’t get enough of!

Link to Purchase. Sale will be open for 24hrs until the 15th April at 10pm SGT



Coconut Keycaps



Introducing Fenglisu Melvi! The sale for this collaboration cap will be live April 30th 2022 at 6AM PDT.


The following collaborations with GMK fenglisu will be coming soon:

MOZI
Asian Joy Co.
fromscratchcaps



UPDATES
17th August 2021 - IC posted.
20th August 2021 - International vendors announced.
24th August 2021 - US and Indian vendor announced.
28th August 2021 - Group buy date set with a definitive GB date to be confirmed at a later date.
3rd September 2021 - Updated base and alt alphas kit. Given the strength of the ties between
Taiwanese culture and fenglisu, we have decided to change our base kit from the inclusion of
Cangjie sublegends to Zhuyin sublegends; additively, due to the large number of people that
indicated an affinity towards Cangjie sublegends, we have also decided to also change our
Alt Alphas kit from Cangjie monolegends to Cangjie sublengends.
24th September 2021 - Updated novelty kit. After some discussion, we felt that the
connection between this set and Taiwanese culture could be further extended into the Novelty
Kit. As such, we have now included a new R1 1u novelty, the national flower of Taiwan, the
Plum Blossom. Further to this point, we have also included a new R4 1.25u novelty picturing a
fenglisu that has been bitten into.
28th September 2021 - Updated IC post with some board renders.
1st October 2021 - Announcement of the first GMK fenglisu collaboration with Thok Design.
3rd October 2021 - Announcement of more GMK fenglisu collaborations.
12th October 2021 - Updated IC post with some more board renders and the
announcement of additional collaborations.
12th October 2021 Rectified some legend inconsistencies in Base and Alt Alphas Kit. Also
included additional 'scooped' labelling for the Base Kit.
8th January 2022 - Announcement of 3 HIBI x GMK fenglisu collaboration caps.
12th January 2022 - Updated IC post with TGR Jane V2 and Haytco Blockerless renders.
18th January 2022 - Updated Base Kit to include R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn (Keys that are
commonly utilised in a 65% layout) and Foundation FRL TKL by Protozoa board renders.
19th January 2022 - Posted updated Novelty Kit that includes 2x R4 Plum Blossoms for full
macro column and Tsangan support.
31st January 2022 - Posted deskmat designs.
5th February 2022 - Updated with selected deskmat designs and the announcement of an
additional and that GB pricing is coming soon!
5th March 2022 - Announcement of GB dates, giveaway, and pricing.
11th March 2022 - Removal of StacksKB as a vendor due to low regional interest.
13th March 2022 - Announcement of custom cable collaboration with lpcables.
23rd March 2022 - Announcement of Asian Joy Co. as a collaboration with GMK fenglisu.
More details to come later.
31st March 2022 - Announcement of Taurus Trades as a collaboration with GMK fenglisu. Sales details to come later.
7th April 2022 - Reveal of the GEEKKEEY collaboration with GMK fenglisu. Sales details
to come later.
8th April 2022 - GB posted.
9th April 2022 - Announcement of Taurus Trades as a collaboration with GMK fenglisu. Sales details to come later.
13th April 2022 - Reveal of the Cantoclicks collaboration with GMK fenglisu. Sale to go live 14th April 2022 at 10pm SGT.
25th April 2022 - Announcement of Miroticaps sale.
28th April 2022 - Reveal of Coconut Keycaps collaboration with GMK fenglisu. Sale to go live 30th April 2022 at 6AM PDT.
4th May 2022 - Announcement of Taurus Trades ProsperiTea raffle sale. Sale ends 6th May 2022.

Our previous Base, Alt Alphas, and Novelty Kits can be viewed here.
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TO DO
Buy GMK fenglisu.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Grundlemere for making the Cangjie legends available to those that want to utilise them.
eg0t1st1k4l#7777 for the beautifully clean renders.
nolsia for the cute novelty designs.
summerqm for the 旺 and 鳳梨酥 novelty designs.
@pheefs_a_n_d for the adorable signature banner and the desk mat designs.
Riley and Xx_SaNaBaNaNa_xX for the super helpful guidance during the entire design process.


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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB Live from April 8th to May 9th
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 07 April 2022, 19:57:01 »
Been looking forward to this set! GLWB! <3

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB Live from April 8th to May 9th
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 08 April 2022, 02:00:30 »
lpcables collaboration cable with GMK fenglisu is now available

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50 total units will be available for purchase with fulfilment to begin immediately post-GB.

Cable specifications:
- Device Side (Keyboard): 160mm length
- Host Side: 1.2M
- Paracord: Light Yellow
- Techflex: White
- Heat-shrink Colour: Orange
- Connector: Femo Cerakoted with special colour.
- USB-C to USB-A

Link to purchase


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Offline YXXX

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB Live from April 8th to May 9th
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 08 April 2022, 03:02:21 »

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB Live from April 8th to May 9th
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 08 April 2022, 03:45:38 »
Vala Supply, our US Vendor is also now live!


https://vala.supply/products/gmk-fenglisu

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB Live from April 8th to May 9th
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 09 April 2022, 09:36:06 »
iLumKB is now LIVE TOOO!

https://ilumkb.com/collections/live/products/gmk-fenglisu-keycap?variant=39879727644754

The GMK fenglisu x GEEKKEEY Collaboration cap is also now live!!!

We also have a new collaboration that will run alongside GMK fenglisu - fromscratchcaps

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB Live from April 8th to May 9th
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 10 April 2022, 18:23:47 »
Proto[Typist] is also now live!

https://prototypist.net/collections/live-group-buys/products/group-buy-gmk-fenglisu

GMK fenglisu is now live in ALL vendors

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | All Vendors Live + Cantoclicks Collab!
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 13 April 2022, 09:06:03 »
We are ecstatic to reveal 3 collaboration caps with Cantoclicks!

The link to the sale of these caps will be live in 24hrs (And posted here ofc)!

How delicious do they look  :eek:



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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | All Vendors Live + Cantoclicks Collab!
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 13 April 2022, 10:15:37 »
beautiful set. hope its doing well

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | Cantoclicks collab caps available NOW!
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 14 April 2022, 09:02:12 »
The sale for Cantoclick’s collaboration caps with GMK fenglisu is now live!

Link to purchase

This sale will only be open until 10pm SGT on the 15th April 2022. Don’t miss out!

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | Cantoclicks collab caps available NOW!
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 19 April 2022, 21:47:33 »

Edit: revised scale
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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | 1.5 Week Sales Numbers
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 19 April 2022, 22:21:33 »
Thank you for the sales graph, dvorcol!

Off to a pretty good start, I think!  :D

2.5 weeks left to go!

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | 1.5 Week Sales Numbers
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 20 April 2022, 09:31:31 »
Just posted some new renders on the Fuji75 and how such a setup might look like on your desk with one of our deskmat designs!


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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | Cantoclicks collab caps available NOW!
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 25 April 2022, 04:34:17 »
The sale for Miroticaps collaboration caps with GMK fenglisu is now live!



Link to purchase

This sale will only be open until 2pm PT on the 26th April 2022. Don’t miss out!

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | Coconut Keycaps Collaboration Cap
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 28 April 2022, 20:20:29 »
Another collaboration cap!

This time with Coconut Keycaps, the Fenglisu Melvi will go on sale on the 30th April 2022 at 6am PDT! Definitely don't miss out on this one.


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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | Coconut Keycaps Collaboration Cap
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 01 May 2022, 20:13:27 »
The GMK fenglisu x Taurus Trades collaboration cap will be going on sale this Wednesday May 4th. Link for purchase will be posted!


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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB ends May 9th + Taurus Trades Sale
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 04 May 2022, 19:51:00 »
Just in time! With 4-5 days left until the end of the GMK fenglisu GB, we can finally share the raffle sale link to the GMK fenglisu x Taurus Trades ProsperiTea cap!





The raffle sale for this cap will close on the 6th May 2022!

Don't miss out on purchasing GMK fenglisu at GB price and also on this insanely detailed artisan collaboration cap!

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | Final call! GB ends May 9th!
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 08 May 2022, 20:36:13 »
Final call for GMK fenglisu! All participating vendors below!  :p :p :p

US: Vala Supply
CN/International: KBDfans
OCE: Daily Clack
CA: ApexKeyboards
EU: Candykeys
UK: Proto[Typist]
KR: Swagkeys
SEA: iLumkb
SA: Fancy Customs

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB Closed | Waiting for Final Numbers
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 02 June 2022, 12:10:15 »


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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB Closed | Final Numbers
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 27 July 2022, 20:48:42 »
Small update:

Deskmats should be shipping to each of the participating vendors soon!  :D

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB Closed | Time to wait...
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 28 November 2022, 21:16:45 »
It’s been a while since there was an update here…

A month ago, it was brought to my attention that although our first batch of samples were a fantastic match to the physical RAL colours, they do not accurately represent our kitting and board renders. Our orange and yellow samples are much warmer than what is shown online – which I fully agree with. First and foremost, this is an error from my end that should not have occurred and for that, I’d like to apologise.

To overcome this hurdle, together with our lead vendor, we made an adjustment from RAL to Pantone codes (1215U and 123U) but were unaware that GMK only accepted coated Pantone codes. In light of that, we (again) made an adjustment to (Pantone 1215C and 137C) to more appropriately portray what we have shown in the renders and what everyone has purchased.


Shown here are the newly selected Pantone colours (1215C and 137C) with our first round of GMK RAL1017 and RAL 2000 samples.

Plastic Pantone chips were then ordered and have now been shipped off to GMK for another round of colour matching.

Again, I’d like to apologise for this and thank everyone for their patience. I will provide another update when we receive our new samples.

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Any update on color matching?

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Re: [GB] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | GB Closed | Colour samples approved
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 06 August 2023, 19:21:58 »
Pantones for GMK fenglisu have officially been approved with DC - so we are officially in the production queue! We should be ontrack with Q2 2024 delivery!  :D

Here are a few pictures with the Pantone plastic chips in different lighting conditions. In order from first to last:

Natural light - indoors


Harsh sunlight - outdoors


Overcast -> sunny day - outdoors


Artificial light (2700K-6500K) - BenQ Screenbar


All photos taken with an iPhone 12 Pro Max