[Call for nominees] Best Keycap or Keycaps Set

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Best Keycap or Keycaps Set

Please send your nominations for Best Keycap or Keycaps Set. What's the most colorful, original, nostalgic, keycap designed this year? This includes a full set, an update kit a single key or an artisan creation.

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- You cannot nominate your own relics or discoveries.

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Since the key word here is "designed", I'd like to nominate hansichen's GMK Greek Olivetti keycap set. Well designed, with attention to detail and, critically, ready to correct an egregious mistake made back in the day and that no one had bothered to fix before — the usage of a Ç (latin C with cedilla) letter instead of the proper ς (lowercase final sigma); I am not Greek and that irked me to no end.

Yeah, the GB failed, but that's another issue entirely.
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jelly key, because lets go for 3 years in a row
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I'll nominate GMK Serika because it's yellow and I can't nominate my own things.
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I nominate GMK Space Cadet because its a great idea to bring such iconic keyset to cherry profile. I think those Space Cadet alphas will be featured also in other future keysets and this is great.
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Puddsy wrote:I'll nominate GMK Serika because it's yellow and I can't nominate my own things.

Seconded, along with GMK Laser and MT3 R2 (though I know it will probably be thrown out I couldn't let it pass without notice ;) ).

The former because of nostalgia, and the fact that I was able to pair it with another keyset ably to create something that is endgame for me. The second for really bringing home MT3, correcting all of the issues that were in the first batch and creating a keyset that will be around for a long time (and not just because of PBT). It's a joy to type on, and deals with a lot of my personal issues with SA in the profile.
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MiTo XDA Canvas, I like the classic simple typography and the pastel mods
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Since GMK Handarbeit still in GB, I nominate DSA Galaxy Class. Love how them color seems to blend together.
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I'm nominatin GMK Handerbeit, because we NEED more colorful keyboards in this world! Even if it failed :(
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green-squid wrote:I'm nominatin GMK Handerbeit, because we NEED more colorful keyboards in this world! Even if it failed :(

Since it's not done, does it count? Thought it had to be completed and in hands to count.
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I posit that it can't count — the GB phase hasn't even been completed yet (whether it does succeed or fail in the end).
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if a failed gb can count then surely one that's finishing in less than a week can...
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matt3o will have to make the final decision on this (Matt, how's the "no drama" thing going?! :mrgreen: ), but I'd say that the cut-off date should be yesterday, when the calls for nominees (this thread and the other three) were posted.
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the cut off date is November 23. As of now, I don't think we should include it. If anything changes in a week... sure!
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subcat wrote:if a failed gb can count then surely one that's finishing in less than a week can...

I personally don't think that anything that hasn't made it to the end users' hands should be counted. But that's just me...
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ok actually im nominating matt three o , then.
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Nominations so far:
- MiTo XDA Canvas, I like the classic simple typography and the pastel mods

Is it really out?
- GMK Space Cadet, is it released yet?
- GMK Handerbeit, is it released yet?

Not accepted
- hansichen's GMK Greek Olivetti keycap set. Not an actual product
- jelly key, which one of them? They make many, if you want to nominate the company nominate them for the "deskthority award"
- matt3o is not a keycap
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GMK Space Cadet ships out in January from Massdrop, I might have a copy in December, but even that would be too late for this years awards.

GMK Handarbeit is currently in Group Buy, so far from being in peoples hands.
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I nominated:

1. GMK Laser (also MiTo)- way to get a custom color keyset done right,
2. dev/tty r2 - corrected all of the missteps of the first to make a really viable new profile (which I'm guessing you'll throw out because of it being you)
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I nominate GMK TA 90 from drclick - the most promising vintage remake
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Damonskv wrote:I nominate GMK TA 90 from drclick - the most promising vintage remake

That one hasn't completed either, has it?

https://en.zfrontier.com/products/gmk-ta-90
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SA Oblivion. Just looks too good and the git mods are bliss

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Puddsy wrote:I'll nominate GMK Serika because it's yellow and I can't nominate my own things.

Thanks for the nomination Puddsy :D

I'm going to nominate GMK Olivia, a subtle keyset with rose gold accents, and it is already a favorite for many.
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To hopefully get more nominations (and since we are still negotiating with the sponsors) I'm extending the nomination phase till November 27.
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Nominations so far:
- MiTo XDA Canvas, I like the classic simple typography and the pastel mods
- GMK Serika because it's yellow...
- SA Oblivion. Looks too good and the git mods are bliss
- GMK Olivia a subtle keyset with rose gold accents

thanks for the nomination of /dev/tty, but I'm both DT admin and DTAwards coordinator... It's a hard pass.
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Cherry original doubleshots, the most sincere and least pretentious keycaps ever.
They show solid, perfect readable and well-aligned legends.
Their cylindrical top with the sharp edges and their sculptured design are just perfect for professional typists.

Their moulds are so perfect that after decades, they are still used
for all those bizarrely coloured keycap sets which all lose their appeal as soon as a new one appears.

But above all, they do not try to conceal that like you, they get old.
The more you use them, the more they shine.
They slowly yellow as your hair turns grey.
They are your perfect and eternal companion, not a short-lived affair :mrgreen:
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But GMK Laser is MiTo... any reason it's not listed? :) Or is it only one per designer?
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SA Oblivion - at first I am quite against any "non-traditional" use of RGB colors on Ctrl-Alt-Shift, but the color theme looks so good in most boards, and the git mods are genius and trendy. It really stands out.
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kbdfr wrote:Cherry original doubleshots, the most sincere and least pretentious keycaps ever.
They show solid, perfect readable and well-aligned legends.
Their cylindrical top with the sharp edges and their sculptured design are just perfect for professional typists.

Their moulds are so perfect that after decades, they are still used
for all those bizarrely coloured keycap sets which all lose their appeal as soon as a new one appears.

But above all, they do not try to conceal that like you, they get old.
The more you use them, the more they shine.
They slowly yellow as your hair turns grey.
They are your perfect and eternal companion, not a short-lived affair :mrgreen:


If they ever have a DT Poet Laureate, I would like to nominate kbdfr. His inspiring words brought tears to my eyes.
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kbdfr wrote:Cherry original doubleshots, the most sincere and least pretentious keycaps ever.
They show solid, perfect readable and well-aligned legends.
Their cylindrical top with the sharp edges and their sculptured design are just perfect for professional typists.

Their moulds are so perfect that after decades, they are still used
for all those bizarrely coloured keycap sets which all lose their appeal as soon as a new one appears.

But above all, they do not try to conceal that like you, they get old.
The more you use them, the more they shine.
They slowly yellow as your hair turns grey.
They are your perfect and eternal companion, not a short-lived affair :mrgreen:

Because of this comment, I'll refrain from making a "No Award." nomination. :)
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