[IC] GMK N9-U9 (Update: Renders from GMK!)


#1

Hi Everyone,

With Linjär in progress and soon concluding, I want to move on to my next project - a N9-U9 GMK set! This is heavily inspired by Carbon Boneyard, and I have made sure T0mb3ry was OK with it.

The proposed base kit is slimmed down to make it as affordable as possible (might even axe the UK keys):


Disclaimer: This render is made by a friend of mine with no prior experience of rendering GMK sets - and as such it has amateur flaws. Legend alignment, legends, icons, spacing and more - but in my opinion it gets the two most important points across:
1. The color
2. The kit and which keys are included
In any case, it’s a bit more pleasing to the eye than KLE. :slight_smile:

Update: Renders from GMK:



(With and without ISO-UK)

This uses the stock N9/U9 colors from GMK, which most of us are familiar with by now:

Please fill out this form for me to get a good understanding of the interest in this set:

MOQ: 150
Price: TBD
Vendors:
EU - Mykeyboard.eu
Rest - TBD

To do:

  • Get a quote from GMK ::Pending::
  • Get proper renders made for a GB by a PROFĂ„SHĂ…NAL
  • Gauge interest

Thank you! <3


#2

This looks very classy, and honestly, the renders you currently have aren’t that bad at all. Get a site to host the GB and this could be a good little set!

How about GMK Nines for the title? Although, N9U9 on it’s own conjures memory of M4A1 from Gorillaz’ debut, and just rolls off the tongue pretty well.


#3

GMK Nines isn’t too bad, but GMK Nine rolls better off of the tounge! :smiley: Or GMK 99

Update:
Renders from GMK:



With and without ISO-UK.

I have also requested quotes, should have a reply soon!


#4

I still like the name GMK Nu-9 :slight_smile:


#5

no disrespect intended, but i’m wondering this set exists. it looks very much like the gmk white on black set that is currently on massdrop.


#6

Yes, it’s very similar in simplicity, and that is part of what I am trying to achieve. WoB is a classy and timeless set, and this is a more modern take on the elegant and sophisticated design. :slight_smile: WoB goes on everything, and I hope this does as well.

That said, it’s not a copy. Just like all the different BoW sets are not copies (hell, this isn’t even WoB…)


#7

I really like this colorway! It reminds me of the caps that come with black Cherry MY 8000 boards. I believe those are laser etched POM so not the greatest legends, but the beigeish color the laser etching creates gives the legends a great look on the black caps IMO. I actually bought one for the caps because I liked the look so much, but the bottom row is unfortunately not usable. All the caps on that row have off center stems, even the 1.25 keys! Wish I would’ve known that beforehand, but the board only only cost me $18 so I would’ve probably got it anyways.

Back to this set though, I would definitely be down for it if it goes to GB. I think the N9/U9 combo separate it from WoB more than enough to justify it. Personally I prefer this combo to WoB, I think it makes really classy & understated look. As for a name GMK NU-9 does have a nice ring to it!


#8

Hi Everyone, a quick update.

I have ordered some real renders and they should hopefully arrive today. I am also finalizing a quote offer with GMK, so we can soon move into GB territory.

For the ISO Layout, I went with ISO-us, it makes the most sense to be in order to offer the most aesthetically pleasing + complete ISO support in as few keys as possible. ISO US only needs 4 keys, ISO enter, short lshift, pipeslash r3 and pipe <> r4. Sorry to anyone hoping for full ISO-UK, but I want to keep costs down and borring a half layout makes no sense anyway since all legends will be wrong.


#9

I strongly prefer this over WoB. I don’t like pure black on keysets, so N9 with the off-white is super appealing to me.