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[GB] GMK SKIDATA+ R1 Complete [Closed]
« on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 04:20:30 »


*IMPORTANT* SKIDATA+ items cannot be ordered with other ZealPC items, as they are shipped and fulfilled from a different location. Please order SKIDATA+ and ZealPC items separately!
Orders containing both SKIDATA+ and ZealPC items will be cancelled without notice.


June 21st, 2016 update: The SKIDATA+ GB is now 100% shipped and complete. Thanks everyone for playing! ;) :thumb:

June 17th, 2016 update: First set


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May 25th, 2016 update: GMK has completed production of our keysets, and they're now in QC and sorting.

Pre-orders for the extras are now LIVE, and will be shipped out together with the GB.

Also I would like to announce the addition of bonus GMK keys that will be included for free with the following sets, while supplies last.

Group buy orders will be guaranteed the bonus rewards below; however, they will no longer be included with orders of extras once our supplies run out.

  • SKIDATA+ Base Set will receive a free Orange on Charcoal Grey "GMK Logo" keycap
  • SKIDATA+ Colour Pack will receive a free Charcoal Grey on Orange "GMK Logo" keycap
  • Orders containing BOTH the Base Set and Colour Pack will receive a bonus Orange on Blue "GMK Logo" keycap as well as the above rewards



Group buy has now ended, so the information below is archival.

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This Pre-Order/GB will close on November 30, 2015 at 23:59:59 PST.

11/17/2015 Updates: We have reached MOQ for Base Set and Colour Pack. All orders of the Base Set and Colour Pack, as well as their respective spacebars are guaranteed to go into production. More orders are required for the Relegendables.

I would like to thank the community for your kindness, patience, and support. Through perseverance, we have finally made it this far, but the real challenge begins now.

Special thanks to ZealPC for providing a platform for the SKIDATA+ GB, at absolutely no profits or cuts. SKIDATA+ would not be possible without the support of ZealPC, due to PayPal's payment restrictions. SKIDATA+ will be shipped from the US via USPS for both CONUS and INTL orders.

More special thanks to BingeCaps and KatzenKinder Capworks for dedicating their passion and craftsmanship to creating a set of SKIDATA+ themed artisan keycaps for the raffle. Raffle will be open to those who placed an order for a Base Set and have opted in.

SKIDATA+ Themed BingeCaps:


For large orders, please send enquiries to skidataplus@gmail.com.

All previous light-bleed issues with GMK keycaps have been addressed by GMK to make it as good as the keycaps from the original Skidata keyboard (minimal light-bleed).
Quality has always been a major focus of SKIDATA+, and there have been numerous correspondences with GMK regarding ways to ensure a successful production.

Another note: Relegendables are possible, and offered for the first time in the history of keyboard group buys! These are custom ordered in limited quantities, and sent to GMK for padprinting, ensuring that we will have a perfect match with the rest of the keysets. These are very costly to manufacture and padprint, which is reflected in the pricing.
Additionally, I will have to front the payment to have these made ahead of time, otherwise it will not be produced in time to meet GMK's production schedule. There is no way around this, and for the sake of the SKIDATA+ GB, it is a financial risk that I will have to take.
We are very lucky to have this opportunity, and I hope it is understood that a lot of effort went into making this happen.

Each Relegendables keycap comes with an Orange relegendable top, as well as a Clear relegendable top, allowing the user the choice between a classic Skidata look, or a vibrant Orange contrast for a fresher look. Due to the difficulty of having these manufactured, these will be limited in quantity, offered only to those who place an order for both the Base Set and Colour Pack.

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Bringing new life to the classic and well sought-after Skidata colourway, SKIDATA+ is designed to support ANSI, ISO, TKL, HHKB, 60%, 75%, 1800, and additional layouts, while retaining the clean and minimalist styling of the original keyboard produced by GMK in the 1990s.

Additionally, add-on keysets are offered, designed to compliment and add a dash of colour to the base set.

SKIDATA+ will be produced to the highest standards, using an automated single-stage double-shot injection moulding process with the highest quality plastic.

Manufactured by GMK in Germany, SKIDATA+ keycaps are thick ABS double-shot, Cherry profile, and Cherry MX compatible.

Participating orders of the SKIDATA+ Base Set will be eligible for a chance to win one of the very limited quantity of SKIDATA+ themed BingeCaps and KatzenKinder artisans made specifically for this group buy, free of charge!

The add-ons below will only be unlocked with an order of the corresponding sets:

-Grey Spacebars require a Base Set
-Orange Spacebars require a Colour Pack
-Relegendables require both the Base Set and Colour Pack

[1] SKIDATA+ BASE SET:

-137 keys, with ANSI, ISO, TKL, HHKB, 60%, 75% and 1800 layout support
-Orange on Charcoal Grey

[2] SKIDATA+ COLOUR PACK:

-53 keys, with modifier keys to support the base set
-Charcoal Grey on Orange, Orange on Blue

[ADD-ON: A] GREY SPACEBAR SET:

-2 spacebars (6.25x and 7x)
-Charcoal Grey
-Unlocks with Base Set


[ADD-ON: B] ORANGE SPACEBAR SET:

-2 spacebars (6.25x and 7x)
-Orange
-Unlocks with Colour Pack


[3] SKIDATA+ RELEGENDABLES SET

-17 keys (Esc, F1 to F12, and 4 blanks)
-Side-printed legends for Esc, F1 to F12, pad-printed by GMK
-Includes Orange and Clear relegendable tops
-Offered for the first time with an Orange top
-Limited quantities available, unlocks once Base Set + Colour Pack are added


Photo of the original Skidata Relegendables with side-printed F-row legends:


Pricing per set:

Base Set: $145
Colour Pack: $68
Grey Spacebars (6.25x + 7x): $7
Orange Spacebars (6.25x + 7x): $7
Relegendables Set: $55

CONUS shipping: $6 to $12
INTL shipping: $18 to $25
No additional GB fees.
Sorting is included with every set.

All pricing in USD.

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With Orange Spacebar


With Grey Spacebar

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Please do not worry about MOQ, and do not hesitate to place an order, as there is a very high chance that SKIDATA+ will reach MOQ. SKIDATA+ has been a long dream of mine, and I will do everything in my might (financially), along with the combined power of the community, to make sure we reach MOQ. That said, every order counts towards making this happen, so please help spread the word and place an order early. :thumb:
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« Reply #1 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 04:20:41 »
Shouts out to taylordcraig, ZealPC, SealPC, radio_killah, JaccoW, HoffmanMyster, BingeCaps, KatzenKinder, byker, munch, tbc, hwood34, Sent, clacktalk, Meiosis, VesperSAINT, BroCaps, ghostjuggernaut, Photekq, mrflow3r, azhdar, ImpendingxDoom, slickmamba, Flyersfan1, billnye, IvanIvanovich, sethk_, katushkin, Evo_Spec, mylove1431, ninjadoc, Kola93, my family, and most importantly my homeboy Giorgio for all the support in the past year. We wouldn't be here right now without all of your support, whether it's a late night consultation session, casually chatting about the most random things in life, proofreading my work, colour-correcting the mockups at 4 AM (4 hours before you have to get to work), crashing into each other's helicopters in that horrible helicopter race on GTAV, or even just simply giving me harsh criticism when something just isn't going to work. I am very fortunate to have your support, have you as a friend, and just wanted to take the moment to thank you all while I still have the opportunity before things get hectic again, as it will only get more difficult from here on out. ^-^
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« Reply #2 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 07:07:40 »
Good luck with the group buy.

EDIT: I was informed this might have come across as sarcastic, it wasn't meant to be as you are going to need all the luck you can get.  :thumb:
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« Reply #3 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 07:17:04 »
In  :thumb:
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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 07:22:02 »
Looks really awesome! :) Won't join unfortunatley as I'm from Sweden, but looking forward to seeing how this goes! Best of luck!

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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 07:25:16 »
In for the base set and color pack!

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 07:37:49 »
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Payment required right away, eh? Gonna have to save sooner than I thought to get them relegendables.

$300 for the full set with shipping!
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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 07:38:12 »
The font in the first post is a little too large. I'm on a 24" screen and I have problems reading it. How about scaling it down a little to increase legibility? There's a lot of text there!

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 07:42:56 »
Looking good, let's get the ball rolling

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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 08:02:04 »
BRING ON THE ORANGE!!!

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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 08:03:26 »
It's a great looking set.  You did a excellent job :)  I'm in the EU so not going to get it but I'm sure it's going to be very popular

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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 08:04:31 »
This price is too high, can explain why so?
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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 08:10:12 »
145$..... congratulations, you want to get rich this time
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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 08:18:14 »
Wow the price is really high on this one, would still like to be in for the base set (those windowed caps are sexy), but would really prefer that at least a orange escape and enter was included in the expensive base set!

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 08:18:57 »
Oh man... I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!
One of each ordered!

Now time to go put my kidney in the classifieds section.   :llama: :llama: :llama: :llama:

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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 08:25:00 »
It's one of the sets I've been itching to get my hands on for a long time and all the add ons are wonderful... but looking at the price after checking off all the options makes me cry.  :eek:

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« Reply #18 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 08:25:04 »
looks great pretty pricy base set will have to wait on this one

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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 08:27:08 »
If anyone orders the relegendables and doesn't want them, please let me know.

Will have to wait on ordering the rest on my own, but don't want to miss out on the relegendables.

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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 09:14:40 »
look at Miami Nights, base 115$ CMYKv2 MODIFIER PACK 45$ and SPACEBARS 2.25$ for you 7$ ,i won't buy it for this price.
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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 09:25:41 »
look at Miami Nights, base 115$ CMYKv2 MODIFIER PACK 45$ and SPACEBARS 2.25$ for you 7$ ,i won't buy it for this price.

hmmm i think.

because skidata have more keys?

and compare miami modpack with skidata colorpack, skidata have more keys than miami.

but yeah for space bar its more expensive

cmiiw..
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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 09:45:05 »
I'm going to say what a couple of other people have said about the price being quite high - unfortunately I've got to agree. Hyperfuse GMK was $115 and had as many keys in the base set as this does.

It would be great to get it down to the $120 mark
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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 09:56:19 »
This price is too high, can explain why so?
Have you seen his many keys are in the set? The price isn't too high considering what you get with it.
               

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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:04:46 »
 :) all right hope to get MOQ
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« Reply #25 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:08:39 »
Looks awesome. I think I'll have to wait for my paycheck to come in though before I can buy this, haha.

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:09:25 »
This price is too high, can explain why so?
Have you seen his many keys are in the set? The price isn't too high considering what you get with it.
Just how much more keys ? To make it worth $30

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:22:48 »
I hesitate to ask this, as it appears that this buy is pretty well thought out in terms of keys, and I don't want to start second guessing everything.

However, was the decision not to include colored keys for the numpad, except the enter key, intentional?
i.e. The color pack does not contain orange NumLk, *, /, -, and + keys.
Totally get if it was a cost saving decision, it's just going to feel lopsided to me :)

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:23:51 »
I hesitate to ask this, as it appears that this buy is pretty well thought out in terms of keys, and I don't want to start second guessing everything.

However, was the decision not to include colored keys for the numpad, except the enter key, intentional?
i.e. The color pack does not contain orange NumLk, *, /, -, and + keys.
Totally get if it was a cost saving decision, it's just going to feel lopsided to me :)

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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:24:46 »
I hesitate to ask this, as it appears that this buy is pretty well thought out in terms of keys, and I don't want to start second guessing everything.

However, was the decision not to include colored keys for the numpad, except the enter key, intentional?
i.e. The color pack does not contain orange NumLk, *, /, -, and + keys.
Totally get if it was a cost saving decision, it's just going to feel lopsided to me :)

Holy cow, I just noticed that.

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« Reply #30 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:32:20 »
The IC has been going for ages now - everything in the set is planned

I figured that, but it seemed like an unusual enough decision, and not immediately obvious, that I thought it worth pointing out.
Not that it matters, really, as I'm still getting it and it's still going to be super awesome.
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« Reply #31 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:44:49 »
The + key in the numpad is always neglected :D

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:46:24 »
space bars miami 2.25 "each", skidata "6.25 + 7"

$2.25+$2.25=$4.50 < $7

This price is too high, can explain why so?
Have you seen his many keys are in the set? The price isn't too high considering what you get with it.

Keys in base set per me looking at mockups and counting

Hyperfuse 139

Miami Nights  135

Skidata 137

Now one thing to note is the actual key selection is different as well as inclusion of certain windowed keys. And as always it all depends on exactly how many sets sell as you can afford more keys at 500 sets sold versus 250 sets sold.


It doesn't matter what group buy leaders do with key selection or price someone's going to complain, the best thing people can do is vote with their wallets.

I always wanted to like the charred orange originative did but it just didn't do it for me. I won't be buying this as the risk for me personally is too high to spend so much and get something I know I already don't like but I look forward to seeing sets in the future and see how they come out.


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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 10:52:08 »


This price is too high, can explain why so?
Have you seen his many keys are in the set? The price isn't too high considering what you get with it.

Keys in base set per me looking at mockups and counting

Hyperfuse 139

Miami Nights  135

Skidata 137

Now one thing to note is the actual key selection is different as well as inclusion of certain windowed keys. And as always it all depends on exactly how many sets sell as you can afford more keys at 500 sets sold versus 250 sets sold.


It doesn't matter what group buy leaders do with key selection or price someone's going to complain, the best thing people can do is vote with their wallets.

I always wanted to like the charred orange originative did but it just didn't do it for me. I won't be buying this as the risk for me personally is too high to spend so much and get something I know I already don't like but I look forward to seeing sets in the future and see how they come out.

I just assumed, but thank you for the clarification.
               

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« Reply #34 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 11:06:35 »
Looks really awesome! :) Won't join unfortunatley as I'm from Sweden, but looking forward to seeing how this goes! Best of luck!

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 11:07:08 »
Why are the relegendables only available in limited quantities?

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« Reply #36 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 11:13:48 »
look at Miami Nights, base 115$ CMYKv2 MODIFIER PACK 45$ and SPACEBARS 2.25$ for you 7$ ,i won't buy it for this price.

hmmm i think.

miami base set had 20 additional keys. skidata base set had 33 additional keys.

and compare miami modpack with skidata colorpack, skidata have more keys than miami.

space bars miami 2.25 "each", skidata "6.25 + 7"

cmiiw..

oh yeah btw im in.. this should be my first GB..  ;D


"miami base set had 20 additional keys"

hmmmmmmmmmmm..... I think you are a funny man, and you are the first man that help the group buy leader to become a rich man
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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 11:17:34 »
Why are the relegendables only available in limited quantities?

He mentioned in the OP he has to pay for the relegendables up front as a custom order item, so I imagine he can only afford to buy so many taking the risk they won't sell.

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 11:18:59 »
Why are the relegendables only available in limited quantities?

He mentioned in the OP he has to pay for the relegendables up front as a custom order item, so I imagine he can only afford to buy so many taking the risk they won't sell.

But payment is being collected from the getgo right? That's the point of using Zeal's store?

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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 11:25:29 »
look at Miami Nights, base 115$ CMYKv2 MODIFIER PACK 45$ and SPACEBARS 2.25$ for you 7$ ,i won't buy it for this price.

hmmm i think.

miami base set had 20 additional keys. skidata base set had 33 additional keys.

and compare miami modpack with skidata colorpack, skidata have more keys than miami.

space bars miami 2.25 "each", skidata "6.25 + 7"

cmiiw..

oh yeah btw im in.. this should be my first GB..  ;D


"miami base set had 20 additional keys"

hmmmmmmmmmmm..... I think you are a funny man, and you are the first man that help the group buy leader to become a rich man

sorry my mistake :3
we should wait for the leader then for the answer :)

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Re: [GB] GMK SKIDATA+ (Pre-Orders Open Now)
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 11:26:20 »
Why are the relegendables only available in limited quantities?

He mentioned in the OP he has to pay for the relegendables up front as a custom order item, so I imagine he can only afford to buy so many taking the risk they won't sell.

But payment is being collected from the getgo right? That's the point of using Zeal's store?

Another note: Relegendables are possible, and offered for the first time in the history of keyboard group buys! These are custom ordered in limited quantities, and sent to GMK for padprinting, ensuring that we will have a perfect match with the rest of the keysets. These are very costly to manufacture and padprint, which is reflected in the pricing.
Additionally, I will have to front the payment to have these made ahead of time, otherwise it will not be produced in time to meet GMK's production schedule. There is no way around this, and for the sake of the SKIDATA+ GB, it is a financial risk that I will have to take.
We are very lucky to have this opportunity, and I hope it is understood that a lot of effort went into making this happen.


^^ That's what it says in the OP, I can't explain it any better :D

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Re: [GB] GMK SKIDATA+ (Pre-Orders Open Now)
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 11:42:59 »


This price is too high, can explain why so?
Have you seen his many keys are in the set? The price isn't too high considering what you get with it.

Keys in base set per me looking at mockups and counting

Hyperfuse 139

Miami Nights  135

Skidata 137

Now one thing to note is the actual key selection is different as well as inclusion of certain windowed keys. And as always it all depends on exactly how many sets sell as you can afford more keys at 500 sets sold versus 250 sets sold.


It doesn't matter what group buy leaders do with key selection or price someone's going to complain, the best thing people can do is vote with their wallets.

I always wanted to like the charred orange originative did but it just didn't do it for me. I won't be buying this as the risk for me personally is too high to spend so much and get something I know I already don't like but I look forward to seeing sets in the future and see how they come out.

I just assumed, but thank you for the clarification.
Your assumption was established? Can you say that?
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Re: [GB] GMK SKIDATA+ (Pre-Orders Open Now)
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 11:49:37 »
For folks put off by the numpad colors, remember that this set is just trying to emulate the original skidata keys.

Also, if you're not in the US or Australia you can get the original set + a ton of clears for $50 less than this group buy  :))

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mechanical-Keyboard-Skidata-PS-2-Multimedia-Trackball-Cherry-Keys-/310778562783?rmvSB=true


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Re: [GB] GMK SKIDATA+ (Pre-Orders Open Now)
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 12:29:28 »
Dear god forgive me my sin. Because i bought another keyset. Amen....

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Re: [GB] GMK SKIDATA+ (Pre-Orders Open Now)
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 13:22:18 »
For folks put off by the numpad colors, remember that this set is just trying to emulate the original skidata keys.

Also, if you're not in the US or Australia you can get the original set + a ton of clears for $50 less than this group buy  :))

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mechanical-Keyboard-Skidata-PS-2-Multimedia-Trackball-Cherry-Keys-/310778562783?rmvSB=true

Yup, this GB really made me consider getting one of these xD

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Re: [GB] GMK SKIDATA+ (Pre-Orders Open Now)
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 13:47:16 »
I've been following this buy since the beginning of the IC and I've got to say that this is an amazing looking set. Especially with the color pack, this will be a sight to behold, especially those relegendables!

To everyone complaining about price, you don't have to buy the set, but please, please don't pretend that you know what you're talking about unless you've organized and run a GMK group buy.

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Re: [GB] GMK SKIDATA+ (Pre-Orders Open Now)
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 14:14:31 »
Have been on the lookout for the start of this excellent GB. The Set looks superb so I ordered all the keys  :p
Now the wait starts again  :thumb:

Thanks for putting in all the effort to make this happen.

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Re: [GB] GMK SKIDATA+ (Pre-Orders Open Now)
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 14:36:23 »
Glad to see the buy live, really excited to see these keys in person!
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Re: [GB] GMK SKIDATA+ (Pre-Orders Open Now)
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 14:53:01 »
To everyone complaining about price, you don't have to buy the set, but please, please don't pretend that you know what you're talking about unless you've organized and run a GMK group buy.

I think some people got a bit spoiled by the price of Hyperfuse, not remembering that those caps came unsorted. As such, the packing and shipping process has gone on for more than 3 months now. Personally, I would have been happy to pay extra money to have factory-floor personnel do the sorting so as not to burden one or two laypersons later on, but that's beside the point.

I'm not sure if I'll be ordering this set, but kudos to those involved for allowing it to happen.

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Re: [GB] GMK SKIDATA+ (Pre-Orders Open Now)
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 29 October 2015, 15:10:58 »
Hm, I am typing right now on an OG Ski Data set, and sometimes I wanna use an ANSI set instead this ISO set, so I actually could have a use for these! But for now I am not 100% sure, and could add an order at the end. Then I'll decide yes or no instantly.

Some pictures to make you want to buy these caps :)

My caps are already shiny, but that is no big deal:



It goes well with CMY:



Or yellow:



Or artisan caps of all kinds:







And in general the colors are just great:

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