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[IC] GMK Minimal
« on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 12:38:10 »
Hey!

Allow me to introduce you to GMK Minimal, a set with minimal looks and minimal cost!



Inspiration

We have a lot of colourful keysets in this hobby with very feature rich base kits. These can be great, but let's face it: sometimes less really is more. Sometimes you don't want a super "loud" keyboard, and many times people pay for a lot of keys they never end up using. Furthermore, white keyboard finishes have been on the rise but sadly we don't have a lot of sets that match this very well. This is when me and Ryan (/u/quaddepo) came together and decided to bring you this set.

Kit design

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This kit features all keys to cover the most popular layouts in this community while cutting out keys that aren't often used. To keep in line with the Minimal theme we decided on all text modifiers with a timeless black on white colourway. This set uses GMK stock colours, WS1 and CR respectively. WS1 is the perfect white for this set, since it's purer than CP while not being as "in your face" as WS2. This also plays along nicely with the fact that most keyboard finishes are a more dull white, compared to the very bright WS2.

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If you're using less common layouts, don't worry! We've got you covered with this kit! The + kit adds support for both ISO and numpad users. This kit can also be purchased separately for those of you that just want to cover a numpad.


The vendors

Following the great success of GMK 9009 R2 and GMK Modern Dolch, it would be crazy to not work with these fantastic vendors again. They're all companies run by great people, and together they cover pretty much the entire keyboard market!
  • DixieMech for the US
  • MyKeyboard for the EU
  • DailyClack for Oceania
  • Zfrontier for Asia


The price

We're super excited to hit the price point for this set. The base kit will be $109,99 at the start of the GB in the US and drop down to $99,99 when we hit 500 sold!!!!! Rest of proxy pricing is still TBD, but we're aiming for equally low pricing! At $99,99 it would be a solid $50 cheaper than your average GMK GB!

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280 by Noxary





910 RE by TGR







Dharma by me and Saturatedfat





Bauer by Dixiemech







Kira TKL by Thesiscamper





M65-A by RAMA





M60-A MILK by RAMA





If you're interested in this set please consider filling out this form, it really helps to see how much kits would sell!

Offline etong415

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 12:42:16 »
Please make this happen! I've been looking at the GMK Paper thread for updates to no avail, and Stormtrooper and Pristine in the aftermarket always gets sold ridiculously quickly

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 12:44:50 »
GMK Paper, Stormtrooper, and Pristine send their regards
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 12:47:11 »
The IC for GMK Paper seems to have stalled so would be happy to hop on this one!

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 12:47:50 »
Interested! Is Dharma real?! That is my dream board. PLEASSSSE

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 12:48:40 »
Damn, Im just excited to see these new boards rendered. But the set is clean simple. Nice!

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 12:54:29 »
I dont think we need another BoW GMK set, gonna have a hard pass on this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 12:54:49 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 12:55:09 »
>no numpad
ok i buy

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:01:23 »
Form won't let me select 0 & +. I'd definitely buy both.

Thanks for putting this out. Dope set. Finally hope for a nice new BoW!
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:04:18 »
GMK Paper, Stormtrooper, and Pristine send their regards

One of those is a dead IC, other isn't easy to find (let alone at 109,99 or 99,99) and the other is beige (same colour as 9009 alphas), none of them have all text mods. Obviously this isn't the first BoW keyset, and it probably won't be the last. There also is an obvious demand for both clean and affordable sets, and like I said this will pair great with all the white keyboards coming out.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:04:50 »
Form won't let me select 0 & +. I'd definitely buy both.

Thanks for putting this out. Dope set. Finally hope for a nice new BoW!

Fixed, sorry!!! And thank you :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:05:08 »
Interested! Is Dharma real?! That is my dream board. PLEASSSSE

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:05:20 »
I really like your design! Amazing renders as well. I wont join because I convinced myself to dont buy anymore ABS sets.
Good luck with the IC and hopefully following GB :) .


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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:08:43 »
i'm down

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:11:22 »
Man that set is dope and clean AF

and boy the Dharma is nice :o

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:12:16 »
I like that price point  :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:13:51 »
Good **** man.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:15:23 »
In for 2x. Who the hell wouldn't?

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:28:34 »
Good set, good price. Approximate time for GB?

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:32:01 »
Clean.

Offline Abec13

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:36:49 »
GMK Paper/Pristine basically. I'm not against it. This would be a nice office set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:36:49 »
I'd like to suggest a Cherry-style icon+text mods, please. Or Icon Mods, just not text mods only :(

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:37:03 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 13:40:54 »
I am in. Given the minimalist objective, please keep price low, thanks! Let's not have any useless keys in there.
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 14:07:37 »
I am in. Given the minimalist objective, please keep price low, thanks! Let's not have any useless keys in there.



Ok fixed. Might remove more :P



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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 14:09:38 »
Ok. I'm in. Gotta get Mr sleeves kit tho.


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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 14:13:51 »
Ok. I'm in. Gotta get Mr sleeves kit tho.


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That is actually a great combo! Thanks for the idea haha

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 14:31:24 »
Nice and clean I like it!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 14:40:32 »
Dope renders Janglad! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 14:44:51 »
This might be the first set I buy 2 of, community really needs a proper monochrome GMK BoW that isn't beige like pristine.

Would prefer icon mods or icon+text mods, but honestly will still get at least 1 with text only
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 14:47:17 »
Thank you. Only selfish request would be to add a couple of R4 blanks, but would still buy.
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 14:58:53 »
Filled it out. Watching this. Gonna buy it. Hurry up and let me give you my money.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:00:01 »
It'd be cool to see some renders on the upcoming Xeno in the Purple color as well!

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:02:16 »
if this had icon mods i would rub this with my BODY

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:05:04 »
1 vote for an extra black accent ESC key.
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:07:42 »
Woah woah, that Bauer though :o

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:09:01 »
Don't have Pristine nor Stormtrooper, Paper hasn't had any update for a while now, very very affordable price, well you got yourself a buyer my friend.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:10:01 »
I am in. Given the minimalist objective, please keep price low, thanks! Let's not have any useless keys in there.

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Ok fixed. Might remove more :P

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:22:56 »
I'd like to suggest a Cherry-style icon+text mods, please. Or Icon Mods, just not text mods only :(

Would prefer icon mods or icon+text mods, but honestly will still get at least 1 with text only

if this had icon mods i would rub this with my BODY

Another vote for icon mods only from me! What's more minimalist than simple icons w/ no text?

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:29:05 »
A different vote to keep it text only, and in fact, turn the arrows keys into text!

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:29:29 »
I loathe icon mods, if this is full text I'm all in. 
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:35:01 »
A different vote to keep it text only, and in fact, turn the arrows keys into text!

Dear God no.. Text arrow keys are the worst part of signiture plastics sets so I don't want it to be in too many gmk sets
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:37:57 »
A different vote to keep it text only, and in fact, turn the arrows keys into text!

Dear God no.. Text arrow keys are the worst part of signiture plastics sets so I don't want it to be in too many gmk sets
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:43:14 »
Don't have Pristine nor Stormtrooper, Paper hasn't had any update for a while now, very very affordable price, well you got yourself a buyer my friend.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:44:14 »
if this had icon mods i would rub this with my BODY

Text mods are a bit of a fresh take + I think the uniform look fits the theme very well since you'll always have some all text mods when going with icon.

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:49:01 »
Definitely a vote from me to keep the text-only mods (with icon arrows of course). It looks so clean!

In the spirit or clean minimalism, any chance that we can get mono legends for the num row and punctuation keys? Not even sure if those molds exist in GMK, and it would probably completely ruin the price point, but it would look SOO good! :P

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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:51:40 »
Definitely a vote from me to keep the text-only mods (with icon arrows of course). It looks so clean!

In the spirit or clean minimalism, any chance that we can get mono legends for the num row and punctuation keys? Not even sure if those molds exist in GMK, and it would probably completely ruin the price point, but it would look SOO good! :P

It definitely does exist In gmk molds but I don't think enough people use numpad to drive the price up for the general buyers, which is unfortunate since I use numpad
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:53:11 »
Definitely a vote from me to keep the text-only mods (with icon arrows of course). It looks so clean!

In the spirit or clean minimalism, any chance that we can get mono legends for the num row and punctuation keys? Not even sure if those molds exist in GMK, and it would probably completely ruin the price point, but it would look SOO good! :P
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Re: [IC] GMK Minimal
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 16:00:34 »
Definitely a vote from me to keep the text-only mods (with icon arrows of course). It looks so clean!

In the spirit or clean minimalism, any chance that we can get mono legends for the num row and punctuation keys? Not even sure if those molds exist in GMK, and it would probably completely ruin the price point, but it would look SOO good! :P
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Haha pretty much. I love the set as is, just thought Id put my -$0.02 out there :D