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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #150 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 02:47:47 »
I'll add it into the base kit :thumb:

Woot! That's going to be an awesome novelty :). Any chance you'll be adding a 1.25u R3 novelty? :p

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #151 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 02:51:38 »
I'll add it into the base kit :thumb:

Woot! That's going to be an awesome novelty :). Any chance you'll be adding a 1.25u R3 novelty? :p

For what would you need that?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #152 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 03:09:07 »
You already have a 1u Alt key, for HHKB only one is needed anyway.

A novelty is fine, but it would be nice if it came in blue. Would that be possible?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #153 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 03:27:59 »
You already have a 1u Alt key, for HHKB only one is needed anyway.

A novelty is fine, but it would be nice if it came in blue. Would that be possible?

I thought about blue novelties, let's see what I can do :rolleyes:

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #154 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 04:17:02 »
Love the look of the set. Put in an order for the base, space bar, and salmon keycap. The macro pad looks really nice too, I just wish it had more keys so I could use it as a numpad. I would jump on something like that right away.

Also, I have a question about MOQs. If something doesn’t hit MOQ do those kits/items just get refunded or what generally happens there?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #155 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 04:21:52 »
Love the look of the set. Put in an order for the base, space bar, and salmon keycap. The macro pad looks really nice too, I just wish it had more keys so I could use it as a numpad. I would jump on something like that right away.

Also, I have a question about MOQs. If something doesn’t hit MOQ do those kits/items just get refunded or what generally happens there?

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Yeah, generally when a kit doesn't hit MOQ people get refunded. We are actually trying to reduce the Kobe kit MOQ from 150 to 100, otherwise, vendors and I will get extras in order to reach it.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #156 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 04:24:19 »
Update on 02/27:

Kits

Base kit527/250
Spacebars kit292/150
Kobe kit57/150

Rama keycaps
Alu keycap157/50
Brass keycap51/50

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #157 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 04:39:49 »
Some people suggested the Torii novelty from the Nano Bentō and I would also definitely like to see that one in R1 as well.

I'll add it into the base kit :thumb:

That is all I wanted to here!  :D


The spacebar kit has hit 250, which is normally price drop point, right?
If so, any chance we can squeeze anything else in that kit? Maybe a blue spacebar or something?  :p

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #158 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 04:40:34 »
Does anything happen now that the RAMA caps hit their MOQ?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #159 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 04:48:45 »
Does anything happen now that the RAMA caps hit their MOQ?

I don't think so. The MOQ was just here to be sure that the keycaps get produced.

Some people suggested the Torii novelty from the Nano Bentō and I would also definitely like to see that one in R1 as well.

I'll add it into the base kit :thumb:

That is all I wanted to here!  :D


The spacebar kit has hit 250, which is normally price drop point, right?
If so, any chance we can squeeze anything else in that kit? Maybe a blue spacebar or something?  :p

I have to ask GMK what I could add. But if I do so, I'll have to add blue spacebar in 6.25u, 7u and 6u I guess…
So, to be confirmed ;D

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #160 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 06:09:01 »
Joined this last minute. So glad I didn't miss out on it. Can't wait.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #161 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 09:09:42 »
Oh wow, the brass caps just barely made it to MOQ  :thumb:

Great work on this Biip!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #162 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 10:06:26 »
Update on 02/27:

Kits

Base kit527/250
Spacebars kit292/150
Kobe kit57/150

Rama keycaps
Alu keycap157/50
Brass keycap51/50

Wow, we really reached 500 kits, good jobs guys.
Wait and see what novelties biip will bring to us.
« Last Edit: Wed, 27 February 2019, 10:13:35 by maybebabe »

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #163 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 10:56:11 »
Does anything happen now that the RAMA caps hit their MOQ?

They get made

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #164 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 11:24:44 »
Joined! Base kit + RAMA Brass cap  :cool:

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #165 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 19:04:01 »
If I use the Leopold FC660M is the base set enough or do I need the spacebars also?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #166 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 19:38:03 »
If I use the Leopold FC660M is the base set enough or do I need the spacebars also?
The FC660M uses a 6.25u spacebar, so I think you will need the space bars set. I don’t think there is a white spacebar, just pink. The FC660M has a weird size. I think the base kit comes with a 6u and a 7u spacebar.


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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #167 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 20:12:53 »
If I use the Leopold FC660M is the base set enough or do I need the spacebars also?
The FC660M uses a 6.25u spacebar, so I think you will need the space bars set. I don’t think there is a white spacebar, just pink. The FC660M has a weird size. I think the base kit comes with a 6u and a 7u spacebar.


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The base set comes with a 6.25 and a 7u spacebar. Im not too sure about the f660m though because while it uses a 6.25u spacebar,  I think the older ones have wierd mounting points.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #168 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 21:26:38 »
I just bought mine this week. The spacebar unit has 2 mouting points so I'm not sure.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #169 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 21:39:50 »
From what I've seen, the new FC660M model uses a standard spacebar layout, whereas the old one had the stabilisers in unusual spots. 

Can be seen in this comparison album of old vs new. If you have the new one, you will have no problems, the old one I don't think it'll be supported.
https://imgur.com/a/TM7E4
« Last Edit: Wed, 27 February 2019, 22:48:09 by Sythe »

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #170 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 21:58:04 »
Thank you for your input. I'll just order the base set

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #171 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 02:01:28 »
A thought I have been having that might be nice now that this set hit 500 and extra keys are being added: limited ortho support. You don't really need many keys to support ortho, three clever novelties would actually make this set way more ortho compatible

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #172 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 02:04:01 »
A thought I have been having that might be nice now that this set hit 500 and extra keys are being added: limited ortho support. You don't really need many keys to support ortho, three clever novelties would actually make this set way more ortho compatible

but which rows then?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #173 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 02:07:43 »
A thought I have been having that might be nice now that this set hit 500 and extra keys are being added: limited ortho support. You don't really need many keys to support ortho, three clever novelties would actually make this set way more ortho compatible

but which rows then?

I think all that would be needed would be one r2 and one r3.

EDIT: actually one extra r2 novelty would be all that is really needed
« Last Edit: Thu, 28 February 2019, 02:19:36 by fombat »

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #174 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 08:49:19 »
Is Kobe getting made as well?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #175 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 08:54:48 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #176 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 10:15:51 »
I ordered up a set. After having this in my cart for over a month I decided I had to get it.
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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #177 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 10:25:15 »
Thank you so much for making Kobe reach MOQ!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #178 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 11:40:38 »
ordered base + salmon Rama, can't wait for this to get made 👍

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #179 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 12:56:43 »
I just ordered a base set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #180 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 15:04:35 »
Any update on the extra keys for the base kit and the spacebars? I was having some trouble stomaching the spacebar kit, but even one extra bar is great.

I ordered two base kits from Novelkeys earlier this week, so I guess I'll just make a second order with a set of space bars or two and a Kobe kit.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #181 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 17:16:13 »
Once GB finishes I would love to see the final totals!  :) :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #182 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 20:12:56 »
For the Ortho support, seriously one pink 1u row 2 would be perfect! We could then use white alphas, blue base row and pink for left and right side mods, would be awesome!!!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #183 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 22:21:14 »
And to add one more bit, it would be really amazing if you added a 2u novelty. People could use it for shift, or in place of an ortho spacebar, and an ortho spacebar with something on it like Carbon looks awesome

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #184 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 09:00:53 »
I'll add it into the base kit :thumb:

Woot! That's going to be an awesome novelty :). Any chance you'll be adding a 1.25u R3 novelty? :p

For what would you need that?
I believe this would enable staggered 40% layouts

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #185 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 09:03:01 »
Successful run!!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #186 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 21:08:06 »
When I heard Kobe was getting made I instantly went and was able to snag one right before the GB ended.  :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #187 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 23:41:16 »
Man if there was a blue spacebar I would have gotten a spacebar kit.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #188 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 00:01:36 »
Man if there was a blue spacebar I would have gotten a spacebar kit.
I heard they were adding keys to the kits that hit MOQ, and I know blue spacebars were an option, but I'm not sure the new keys have been decided yet. Personally I hope for basic ortho support and some sharp looking blue bars, because otherwise I'm stuck with 3 base kits and 3 bar sets I can't use. But its fine, the colors are really nice.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #189 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 00:13:23 »
Get the bentobox going!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #190 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 01:20:20 »
Man if there was a blue spacebar I would have gotten a spacebar kit.
I heard they were adding keys to the kits that hit MOQ, and I know blue spacebars were an option, but I'm not sure the new keys have been decided yet. Personally I hope for basic ortho support and some sharp looking blue bars, because otherwise I'm stuck with 3 base kits and 3 bar sets I can't use. But its fine, the colors are really nice.

Also reeeeeaaallly hoping we get at least 6.25u and 7u blue spacebars!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #191 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 02:56:40 »
Hi!
Firstly, thank you all guys for the amazing support and feedback on the set. Numbers crazy I can’t believe it, really. I’m super pleased.
I’ll post final numbers soon but yeah, more than 700 base kits were purchased, which is nuts :eek:

Also, about novelties.
I talked a lot with GMK and the vendors and the thing is that it’s tough for us to add keycaps because on how competitive our pricing was (that was my intention to have the minimum possible margin tho). So, after discussing we decided to add 3 novelties into the base kit (keep in mind that the size of the keycap matters here too).
So here there are, 3x 1U R1 novelties:



Let me know what you think of them.
And again thanks <3
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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #192 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 03:34:32 »
So glad the Torii Novelty made it in! The others look good as well :thumb:

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« Reply #193 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 06:13:39 »
Hi!
Firstly, thank you all guys for the amazing support and feedback on the set. Numbers crazy I can’t believe it, really. I’m super pleased.
I’ll post final numbers soon but yeah, more than 700 base kits were purchased, which is nuts :eek:

Also, about novelties.
I talked a lot with GMK and the vendors and the thing is that it’s tough for us to add keycaps because on how competitive our pricing was (that was my intention to have the minimum possible margin tho). So, after discussing we decided to add 3 novelties into the base kit (keep in mind that the size of the keycap matters here too).
So here there are, 3x 1U R1 novelties:

Show Image


Let me know what you think of them.
And again thanks <3

I think they look superb! The set looks so good and your communication throughout has been excellent, I'm not even surprised it reached said number. Now I can't wait for the samples!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #194 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 07:31:43 »
Those new novelties look great and I'll get the torii gate!

Will we be lucky enough to get anything for the spacebar set?

Keen to see the final numbers, feel like the set out performed expectations.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #195 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 15:44:58 »
Hell yeah!! I love the new novel keys!! Thx biip  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #196 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 16:14:51 »
Hi!
Firstly, thank you all guys for the amazing support and feedback on the set. Numbers crazy I can’t believe it, really. I’m super pleased.
I’ll post final numbers soon but yeah, more than 700 base kits were purchased, which is nuts :eek:

Also, about novelties.
I talked a lot with GMK and the vendors and the thing is that it’s tough for us to add keycaps because on how competitive our pricing was (that was my intention to have the minimum possible margin tho). So, after discussing we decided to add 3 novelties into the base kit (keep in mind that the size of the keycap matters here too).
So here there are, 3x 1U R1 novelties:

Show Image


Let me know what you think of them.
And again thanks <3
What about blue biip novelty instead od hand fan one? I think one blue 1u novelty is not enought

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #197 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 16:33:21 »
More noveties??

Wow amazing!!! Thanks so much biip

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #198 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 21:42:16 »
you are saying 3 extra novelties, picture has 4.

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« Reply #199 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 21:53:42 »
you are saying 3 extra novelties, picture has 4.
Look again, the leftmost novelty was in the Base Kit from the beginning ;)