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Originative GMK Keycap Extravaganza

Originative GMK Keycap Extravaganza

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Any colour accurate photos of the classic retro set? Thanks
Rominronin
Pretty sure it's the same as the caps on all those classic OG beige cherry boards. The only difference would be some yellowing due to age. Those gmk renders are always a little off. If necessary you can look at the color codes and then find photos of gmk color samples.
Well, this is great. But I'm waiting for Honeywell or Yuri. Classic Dolch, too.
KBDUser
While we're at it, Hyperfuse is versatile, and Taro is a hit. I'm going to wait for Originative's Black Friday sale, and hope that Honeywell goes on sale. That's an instabuy from me. Did those guys just up the price from $190 to 199?
so do they not do true honeywell anymore?
The description says Miami Nights is an option, however they are not selectable. Is this in error? Way to dash my dreams Massdrop...
paowpaow
error :( sorry we'll try to bring in more options next time
XiK
Boo, what. Why are they pictured then
Someone buy me GMK Hydro, thanks
Again? Meh.
Over priced...
I have to say, it's always a blast reading through these comments from people that are new to or casually involved in the hobby and think that a GMK set is equal in quality, style, feel, and compatibility to any ole random ABS set from amazon or wasdkeyboards, and Massdrop/Originative are just selling them at an enormous markup for no reason other than greed.
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Agreed on "Keyboard & Co.", but the rest of them are fine in person imo.
LevelSteam
The Keyboard & Co was the one that mainly caught my eye as being too light so — good to know about the others.
Is there any way to tell if a set comes with words or icons on the caps, shift, enter, etc keys?
TossedRightOut
you can just click through the pictures and get a large version of the kits, then see what you'll get.
Pretty sure the "True Olivetti" picture is normal Olivetti. True Olivetti is a cooler white and gray on the mods.
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plexabyte
I think you're right. I used to own True Olivetti and the mods are gray. So are they selling original Olivetti or True?
josh_b
It's True Olivetti, but the picture is wrong. Originative only sells True Olivetti as far as I know.
Hmm. Well, sorry but I can't justify buying keycaps that are twice as much as my complete TKL keyboard. They don't have anything special either. I'm actually surprised that many sets have been sold.
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Right, these are Originative's own works, who don't carry a lot of recognizable colorways. Skidolcha is just a Dolch version of Skidata or what that one was called. Some of the others are color variants of previous sets they also carried, but few are 'new' or use any more interesting colors as a base. Pretty sure these are only on MD because Originative is clearing inventory, at least at a discount from their original list price.
Keycaps are definitely supply and demand and you can find good unique deals out there if the colors weren't as popular. Totally possible to find high quality thick pbtcaps for $30, that were originally at a $120 group buy price. It's like addictive to treasure hunt. But, many choosing abs over pbt is usually doing so for particular colorways. Pbt is more limited. Therefore logic says that looks are worth the cost to many. I like to look at these sets but I stick with thick pbt.
And people were complaining about the price of the barebones CTRL.... smh.
kxrider85
I was just thinking the same thing. WTF is going on here? I can get SA profile complete sets for less, and they look more custom than these. Insane what MD is doing here.
Johnny831
These are fairly priced for GMK caps. These exact sets sell for $20-30 more on Originative's website. And they don't have free shipping. On the used market, these sets go for $140-150. Massdrop isn't gouging. Regarding SA-- Yeah you can find cheaper sets made by Maxkey. They're nice, no doubt. There is a cheap set or two at PMK as well. But SA caps are not bundled in the same way. Compatibility is a real problem. Forget about ISO or WKL. Some 60%/75% boards may also be an issue. I'm not even going to mention the more exotic boards. I'm not sure what you mean by "more custom." Regardless, you can go broke with SA just as quickly as with GMK. And honestly, some people just hate SA.
still posting this drop every other month?
lol.... jesus christ
neemajon
What's wrong with it? I've already ordered Dolch and True Olivetti from this drop, in two separate occassions. Shipping is quite nice in comparison with Originative's own site. Would've gotten Miami this time around, weren't it already sold out.
Over priced and poorly designed.
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At least the colors in Nautilus and Laser are fairly cohesive... Penumbra is interesting because its just a colorscheme for text editors made in keycap form, damn the consequnces
P1MPBOT5000
10 /10
Wow these are more expensive than my keyboard
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Is Miami Nights in this?
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I think you mean mykeyboard.eu and they seem to be out of stock.
Thornkin
Ah, I bought one last week. Must have been one of the last sets.
Red Honey caught my interest, as I wanted the Honeywell or similar Cherry profile keycap set, but these are all abs plastic instead of pbt. Far from worth this cost in my opinion.
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Let me know when your group buy starts and I'll gladly join. ☺
smoothporcupine
Kind of a noob question: how is it even humanly possible that anything made out of ABS costs this much? I'm just not understanding why this costs almost as much as a new keyboard.
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Honestly, I don't think we get much of a discount from manufacturers for using massdrop, especially when you factor in shipping. Whenever I see something I like on here, I check with the original site, and most of the time, its just as cheap or cheaper elsewhere, and there's no wait. I only look for first production items on here, and even then, the price is usually not competitive.
Johnny831
I also don't look exclusively here, but some keycap sets are only available here as they are small runs. At that point you're out of alternatives.
from OCO website: "** Disclaimer: Kalih Box switches are compatible but with a high chance of stretching/cracking the stems. Please use at your own risk. We will not be responsible for the damages caused by this." you might want to add this to the drop page.. probably alot of box ppl out there now..
Nisse
Even the new Box switches are said to still stretch caps somewhat. GMK is particularly vulnerable.
will there be more Miami Nights??? was the only set I'm really interested in. :/
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lies
neemajon
fries
Plz add Dolch sets
Where is the option for Miami Nights???
Tentacles
There is an option for Miami Nights now. Check it out.
GMK Miami Nights clearly listed in the drop, yet not available. Another fantastic job by Massdrop.
Koatl
It's most likely out of stock at this point.
SoShamMuchWow
Dolch states it's out of stock. Miami Nights is not even listed as an option on the join screen, even though it's listed in the drop. Likely is just out of stock, but Massdrop didn't take the time to update the drop. Just went live with false info.
newbie question, do these work with filco majestouch 2... I'm concerned just because of the Filco stabs
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jeff747
I don't see why you'd have issues. I believe Filcos use Costar stabs, so just swap the inserts over to new keycaps for stabilized keys and you should be good. :)
jeff747
Majestouch keyboards are well-designed for Cherry-profile keycaps, like GMK, and my Costar stabilizers have handled everything thrown at them so far.
Totally in this for GMK Red Honey Cyrillic. That set is so gorgeous.
Can we get an official word on Miami Nights? It’s described in the drop but not listed at all in the purchase screen.
Skribbles
In both of the previous drops there were very few kits available as they sold out fast. MyKeyboard.eu seems to have Miami Nights available in stock if you are from Europe.
Skribbles
I've emailed originative recently and they said they'd be bringing it back. But if this is how they're doing it, I'm disappointed. :(
Any chance for Solarized Penumbra this time round?
These are great sets but GMK needs to keep up with the times. These prices do not reflect their position in the market anymore now that more and more options are available. Paying double and triple the price of a set just for quality control will be a dated novelty when more competent manufacturers enter the market, as they already are. That being said, I do fancy a lot of GMK sets and my impatience begs me to hunt down some Oblivion and Penumbra lol.
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Right now there's a white-on-black GMK set here for $100.
josh_b
I saw that. It's tempting for sure.
*Cries in a Nordic language*