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[IC] GMK Bentō (GB 01/28)
« on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:12:58 »


GMK Bentō, inspired by the Japanese culture, and the iconic/typical home-packed meal called 'Bento (弁当)'.
I thought that this 'object' would be interesting to work with since it has a relatively simple and geometrical design. That's also the spirit I wanted to have with the novelties, something clean and easily understandable but also stylized.

I wished to make something like that for a long time but I also wanted to keep it simple, that's why I will only offer a base kit which offers some novelties and spacebars kit!
However, I might consider a Kobe kit ;)

I discussed a bit with Rama and we'll also offer one (or 2) anodised aluminium keycap(s): renders coming soonô.
I will also try to offer a deskmat with the banner design.


Feel free to let me know what do you think in the comments :)

Thanks to Oblotzky and Janglad for the renders <3




Renders

U80-A by Rama Works





M60-A by Rama Works









Kits







Initial mockup
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Rama Keycaps (WIP)

Salmon red anodized aluminium with white enamel fill. The icons are still in WIP phase at this moment! I might change them if ever I don't want to have the same bentō icon which is already included in the base kitÖ





Group Buy info

When?
January 28th to February 28th.

How much?
  • Base kit 145Ä / $160  (@MOQ 250)
  • Spacebars kit 23Ä / $28 (@MOQ 150)
  • Kobe kit 70Ä / $75 (@MOQ 150)
  • Rama keycaps TBD (@MOQ 50)
There are others price drops depending on the next MOQs (250, then 500).
We will estimate the price soon.


Where?
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  • US: Novelkeys
  • Asia: zFrontier
  • Australia: Daily Clack



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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:14:29 »
Itadakimasu ! Awsome set :3

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:25:03 »
I really like this idea :) and as well いただきます!



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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:33:42 »
daaang i dont really like sub legends but this is beautiful.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:35:35 »
This looks great! The novelties are so cute. I love it. Seems like you've been really busy lately with the keyset designs  :)). Good work  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:42:19 »
This looks great! The novelties are so cute. I love it. Seems like you've been really busy lately with the keyset designs  :)). Good work  :thumb:

Thanks! Well, since I have to wait for samples and stuff, I better make more design I guess :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 18:17:14 »
**** YES!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 18:23:30 »
It looks incredible!
Any chance we can get Colevrak kits?

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 19:09:52 »
i love anime and anime accessories

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 19:34:14 »
Would like an icon kit

Please custom design Rama caps the x & o ones would be a let down on this set
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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 20:13:54 »
I'm a fan of this

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 20:18:27 »
Lovely colors!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 20:48:45 »
congratulations, this is a truly gorgeous set. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 22:12:07 »
I would buy 3 sets of this
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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 22:37:09 »
This looks fantastic

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 22:47:04 »
looks really good! always a fan of your keyset designs

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 22:54:13 »
Lovely! Count me in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 23:37:28 »
YES PLEASE!!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 00:15:29 »
This is gorgeous.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 00:57:56 »
beautiful set :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 02:23:11 »
Thanks for these kind regards :)

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Any chance we can get Colevrak kits?

I don't think so, sorry.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 03:26:27 »
This is @stunning@! Iím definitely up for this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 03:26:50 »
Update:
Reddit thread and Google poll added

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 04:15:17 »
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 04:42:01 »
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean by a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?


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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 06:28:42 »
Iím feeling the Sakura vibes from the pink colour somehow. Interesting! Would buy it.


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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 06:39:37 »
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean about a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

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Yeah, just a couple of keys, I think. Iím down for Kobe also.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 06:53:31 »
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean about a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

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If by extending the base kit raises the price of the whole kit, then I would advise against it. The base kit already includes a set of novelties as of right now so I guess prices are pretty hefty already. An extra 40s/ergodox kit would make sense just for the minority few who ask for them.
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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 07:03:40 »
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean about a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

Show Image

If by extending the base kit raises the price of the whole kit, then I would advise against it. The base kit already includes a set of novelties as of right now so I guess prices are pretty hefty already. An extra 40s/ergodox kit would make sense just for the minority few who ask for them.

Indeed. I think the price range should be similar to GMK Camping tho.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 07:48:36 »
Maybe instead of adding legends, either include a couple more of the 1u novelties or add some 1u blanks to the spacebar kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 07:53:15 »
Iím loving this set!! Just needs a couple of 1u keys for proper ortho support ;)

What do you mean about a couple?
I could still extend the base kitÖ a bit.



Also, any interest for a Kobe kit?

Show Image

If by extending the base kit raises the price of the whole kit, then I would advise against it. The base kit already includes a set of novelties as of right now so I guess prices are pretty hefty already. An extra 40s/ergodox kit would make sense just for the minority few who ask for them.

Indeed. I think the price range should be similar to GMK Camping tho.
That's completely fair for me  :)) I think the base kit looks really neat as of now. Provides pretty much full coverage for a wide range of layout unless I'm missing something. Very nice design  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 07:57:54 »
Maybe instead of adding legends, either include a couple more of the 1u novelties or add some 1u blanks to the spacebar kit.

The more I add, the more expensive the set will be :/

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That's completely fair for me  :)) I think the base kit looks really neat as of now. Provides pretty much full coverage for a wide range of layout unless I'm missing something. Very nice design  :thumb:

Thanks :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:03:59 »
I love the colors for this set! I would definitely be interested in this set! The novelties are great!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:14:17 »
Maybe instead of adding legends, either include a couple more of the 1u novelties or add some 1u blanks to the spacebar kit.

The more I add, the more expensive the set will be :/

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That's completely fair for me  :)) I think the base kit looks really neat as of now. Provides pretty much full coverage for a wide range of layout unless I'm missing something. Very nice design  :thumb:

Thanks :)
No problem bud. Also the nishi legend is the catch. Removing it absolutely does not make any sense to me. Please keep it as is :p.
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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:42:45 »
Some suggestions for your consideration. Possibly replace the legend on the enter key with "弁当",Bento in kanji.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:44:16 »
Some suggestions for your consideration. Possibly replace the legend on the enter key with "弁当",Bento in kanji.

Nice suggestion but that would require a new mold which will increase the price of the set sadly.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:53:43 »
definitely joining this!
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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 09:08:01 »
Some suggestions for your consideration. Possibly replace the legend on the enter key with "弁当",Bento in kanji.

Nice suggestion but that would require a new mold which will increase the price of the set sadly.

Wouldnít the artisan itís replacing already be requiring a new mold...?


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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 09:13:59 »
Some suggestions for your consideration. Possibly replace the legend on the enter key with "弁当",Bento in kanji.

Nice suggestion but that would require a new mold which will increase the price of the set sadly.

Wouldnít the artisan itís replacing already be requiring a new mold...?

Isn't he talking about changing the legend on Return/ISO Enter keycaps?!

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 10:18:51 »
Maybe instead of adding legends, either include a couple more of the 1u novelties or add some 1u blanks to the spacebar kit.

The more I add, the more expensive the set will be :/

Understandable. The quality you get from GMK for the money is definately a bargain compared to something like SP SA caps. When you look at such a well designed set like Bento, a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake. The novelties definately need to stay in the core kit to make sure they get produced. I'm no expert on what adding some blanks to the spacebar kit would do to the price, but I think it's worth it to see what the price increase would be. You'd only have to add 2 x 1u caps for each row. Usually base and spacebar kits will both hit MoQ, if the set is well received in IC. Ortho/Ergo kits will be a lot more difficult to hit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 10:41:23 »
Some suggestions for your consideration. Possibly replace the legend on the enter key with "弁当",Bento in kanji.

Nice suggestion but that would require a new mold which will increase the price of the set sadly.

Wouldnít the artisan itís replacing already be requiring a new mold...?

Isn't he talking about changing the legend on Return/ISO Enter keycaps?!

Yea was talking bout changing the legends, oh wells.
But I love the colour combi and would definitely still jump in on this set

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 10:45:18 »
I agree that adding the kanji for Bento somewhere in the set would be a really nice addition, if possible.

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 11:02:49 »
This would look real good on the sakura kyuu

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 11:21:44 »

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.
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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 11:22:19 »
Deleted. Double post.
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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 11:30:59 »
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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 13:01:36 »
I'm in! :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 13:31:28 »
I'm so hype about thoses


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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 14:54:43 »

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

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Re: [IC] GMK Bentō
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 15:34:37 »

a price difference of +/- $20-30 is easier to swallow for compatabilities sake
This is very subjective. An extra $20-30 on top of the base kit is not easy to swallow for a lot of people, especially since biip already mentioned prices would be around GMK Camping which I remember to be quite high for a GMK set. There's a reason why people keep 40's and ergo as separate kit. Those who would want extra coverage can get those together with some of the blanks. I'm sure if you got no problem swallowing the extra $20-30 like you said then spending a few more for your 40's kit shouldn't be a stretch as well :thumb: Remember its not just you who has to pay for those keys, but you are asking the majority of the user base who don't own a Van to pay for your coverage.

Wow, whatís your problem? This is an interest check, so itís the time we give feedback to help the set along. In the same vein, why should be stomach the cost to outfit your numpad to cover a 60% board. Thatís the logic youíre presenting here. And nobody mentioned a ďVanĒ. Also, arenít you the same person who sent me a racist pm a while back??

Personally I'd rather not pay an extra $30 just because a small group of users using a niche layout want their keys accepted in a buy that's geared towards more standard keyboards.