I for myself don't like the shine so I usually run them for a couple of days and then switch back to PBT caps (most of the time DSA or EPBT). Originative has quite a few you can buy now. The goal of this subreddit is to provide daily links to interesting mechanical keyboard content. Posted by 5 days ago [GIVEAWAY] Jelly Key - Zen Pond III artisan keycaps . It's ok to spend money to make you happy if you are not harming others in the process, right? Wide range of colors with deep saturation (not possible with PBT), Perfectly straight spacebars (no warping frequently present in PBT), 1.5mm thick caps (similar to ePBT and much thicker than Tai Hao), Also no warping of any sort, which is always present on PBT. 24.4k. Check out these dye sub keycaps: http://www.pheilcia.com/products/keycaps/. I just got into mechanical keyboards last summer, and only had like 3 set of PBT keycaps, but from my limited experience I have not seen any warping in PBT keycaps, or any issues listed above. GMK Jamon will be on Massdrop next month. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, http://www.pheilcia.com/products/keycaps/. fucks up the rest of the keycap game for the rest of us without trump-like wealth bc other companies won't do their color schemes for a long time and they charge you for like 4 kits to get a whole set for your layout. Half the price of GMK (I think) for maybe even more caps. GMK Bento will open for GB on Monday. Keyboard lovers Clicking and Clacking in a content rich, friendly place. But imho thick PBT on cherry reds makes the switches feel much smoother; High compatibility: if you are willing to invest 100$+ most if not all sets come with compatibility kits in the box; Cherry Tooling: imho I think enjoyPBT has really good tooling as well; Spacebars and Warping: I have 3 PBT sets for 30$ (Taihao) 80$ (Pheilcia) 100$ (enjoyPBT), none of them, not even the cheap Taihao set, have a warped spacebar or any warping on the keys. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. I've always wondered why GMK caps are so much more expensive than Cherry or OEM profile caps, given how similar they look. Keyboard lovers Clicking and Clacking in a content rich, friendly place. 21.4k comments. In case there are two almost identical sets done by GMK and ePBT, I will pick ePBT. 24.4k. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. As far as pricing, the groupbuy rate is usually around $125 for GMK, it's extremely rare to find a set lower than that but sometimes Dixie Mech will have base kits starting at $99(with reduced compatibility like lack of a num pad). TL;DR: Bought GMK 9009 and ebpt 9009, ebpt is on my keeb, gmk is backin the box. Do you have an example image for that? Thanks I made a geek hack about a year ago and just got back on there yesterday. I finally had some peace of mind now that I wasn't ruining my expensive keycaps with skin oils. Everybody gets them on their keyboard. If you want to drop 100$ and get a quality pbt dye sub set I really don't think color is going to be an issue (GMKs are like 200$ and even 300$ for rare sets). With more recent technology and like 80$ of budget you will really get a decent PBT set that's not affected by any of these issues. Anyone who have a GMK set can maybe tell me why they bought it so that I can have a clue of what I am looking at? So GMK keycaps are the original cherry profile. save hide report. I think I have some oily/sweaty skin. Anyway the sticky sweaty abs feeling was gone with the pbt caps. because people will spend too much money on "limited run" type shit. Where can I find these keycaps 1. I have a set of enjoyPBT blanks that are really nice to type on, and even the 30 dollar TaiHao keycaps don't really have any warping on the spacebar (although the textures on TaiHao feels horrible). When you search up "purple GMK keycaps" into reddit, not a lot of variation comes up. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the MechanicalKeyboards community, Continue browsing in r/MechanicalKeyboards. Ty for pointing that out, never heard of that before and makes me understanding a tad more why so many buy these sets. ABS is few and far inbetween. Hi, it appears you may be new to this subreddit! It's nice on a light typing board. You can keep track of upcoming GBs on Geekhack's Interest Check forum, and you can check their Group Buys forum for any currently running sets. If that is the case your going to have to look at the after market like r/mechmarket. Alright I’ll keep that in mind, thanks man. If only someone could do the same thing as GMK is doing but with PBT (which is a challenge on it's own). The goal of this subreddit is to provide daily links to interesting mechanical keyboard content. I know right! Sound and Feeling: Can't really comment on that, everyone have different preferences. Again no offense but I think these issue you mentioned are generally only present with really cheap or vintage PBT sets. I would still buy a GMK set if it was a sweet colorway, GMK Olivia I would have loved to have for example. Dye sub legends fading away? The quality and consistency of their key caps is simply unparalleled. Press J to jump to the feed. Posted by 4 days ago … Just can’t afford them currently, More posts from the MechanicalKeyboards community, Continue browsing in r/MechanicalKeyboards. edited 1 year ago. These are limited run key caps that people buy in advance and wait months before they receive it. Press J to jump to the feed. View entire discussion ( 12 comments) More posts from the MechanicalKeyboards community. I see a lot of it in this keyboard community. You can keep track of upcoming GBs on Geekhack's Interest Check forum, and you can check their Group Buys forum for any currently running sets. Keyboard lovers Clicking and Clacking in a content rich, friendly place. Thanks, have a nice day. I've heard they're great quality but can never find them anywhere to buy for retail. Cherry sold their original doubleshot keycap molds to GMK. :). I do own a couple of GMK sets. Thanks! PBT isn't always better than ABS, there are trade offs/personal preference for both. So GMK keycaps are the original cherry profile. I also hated the thought of ruining my keycaps while gaming (which would give an uneven shine on the left side). I have three GMK sets, I can't type on all of them every day but I can look at them. Sadly you don't just buy GMK sets. GMK SkIIdata is also supposed to run next month. But GMK is the good good. 20.1k. You can look for something on r/mechmarket for something that's in your budget. GMK keycaps are cherry profile. I purchased two pbt sets and quickly sold them. This has brought much recent criticism of GMK, and ironically, not cheap Chinese keycap manufacturers (Edit: whose country this virus came from). Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, daily sticky post at the top of the subreddit. Are there just not a lot of purple keycaps or can you guys list a few more options for me? But that's not always a bad thing, some people even dig a good consistence shine all over there boards. Often times vendors will have extras which are going to be more expensive still, but likely far better than buying from a random person. they are either a group buy, fcfs restocks that sell out in seconds/minutes, or you have to pay aftermarket, its preminum stuff with high demand, prices are gonna be high. GMK keycaps are ABS plastic afterall so they do shine rather quickly, why invest like 200 dollar into a set of keycaps that can't last as long? The goal of this subreddit is to provide daily links to interesting mechanical keyboard content. View our collection of GMK Keycaps - the elite doubleshot caps aimed at the enthusiast mechanical keyboard market. GMK keycaps are cherry profile. GMK stands for Gunther, Meinhardt, and Kredler, the last names of the original founders of the company. At a decent price. Hated the sound and feel pbt (xda godspeed), as they could not hold a candle to the feels of gmk. GMK is based in Germany and the custom keycap sets they produce have been designed by kingnestea, MiTo, Zambumon, and Oblotzky. GMK Jamon will be on Massdrop next month. Can someone give me a quick rundown on these keycaps, their exclusivity, and how I can pick up a set myself? I think enjoyPBT should be on the par with GMK in terms of quality, but maybe not with the coloring or customization. I’d also like a quick explanation as to exactly what I a group buy is. The vendors simply purchased more than the number of orders they received so that they'd have extras. No offense but I do not quite agree with your points. And yes if you put them through daily use they will shine rather quickly. Half the price of GMK (I think) for maybe even more caps. Then kbdfans announced epbt 9009 and after a lot of hesitation I bought that. Because I wanted to clean my fingertips on my pants every 5 minutes. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Cheap ABS might be the worst. They shine but the legends never go away like they do in dyesubs, many people don't mind or even like shine and gmk has the best compatibility of any other alternatives for unusual layouts. Is that where you personally find info on these GMK sets? Epbt is just a perfect price/performance ratio. Yes they look fantastic (especially dolch ones they good like no other), but they are still not dyesub PBT. They are beautiful and make me happy when I look at them. If you see a set that is sold out odds are the group buy is over and it is either in production or has been delivered. Originative Co sometimes has a quite a few kits left over that don't sell out that quickly, for example at the time of this writing they seem to have GMK Skidolcha available. Like people have said, outside of buying aftermarket, you usually have to join a groupbuy. Please check out the wiki for general information about mechanical keyboards and consider posting questions in the daily sticky post at the top of the subreddit for any smaller questions. Just joined both subreddits, thanks for the info. Some of the color ways for the base are unique tho and I like them. GMK keycaps are unique with custom and limited-edition designs that can usually only be purchased six months ahead of time through group buys for a steep price. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechGroupBuys/ 1) they r never instock they r a grp buy item .unless u buy off a user on r/mechmarket 2) grpp buy price is around 130 bucks for base kit if u dont get them in grp buy then there is mark up. I’ve bought multiple GMK sets from them and recommend them. I also hated the thought of ruining my keycaps while gaming (which would give an uneven shine on the left side) Then kbdfans announced epbt 9009 and after a lot of hesitation I bought that. I know of GMK mitolet, first love, vaporwave and hyperfuse origins. How would I know ahead of time if a GMK set is being released, and where are they usually sold? I see a lot of hype behind these keycaps and a price tag to match it. Fast and friendly.