Wodan wrote: ↑
There were some worries that the similairity of the coloring scheme with Skidata+ might hurt sales of this set.
I was worried about that, too
But I've been a fan from the start (scroll up) but completely misjudged the dynamic here. My impression is that while Skidata+ did quite good for itself, it created a great hype about this coloring scheme when it FINALLY arrived and this helped make this set even more successful. Just look at the sales numbers, has there ever been a full GMK set that sold NEARLY as often?
I havily doubt SKIDATA+ affected this. I'd like to call myself to be not a colorblind person and if you compare SKIDATA+ and Carbon its day and night difference. The only things they share are the words grey and orange. Compare just real Carbon and SKIDATA+ fotos. Anyway Carbon was done before Skidata+ (do not mix it with og skidata).
This sale is influenced by Carbon itself 100%. Thats fact. Just look at Carbon SA request numbers at MD. Carbon SA sold over 700 base sets (and other kits summing upto 2.7k+ sold kits together) and still its very hard to get keyset. It sells in minutes on mechmarket for premium prices. Also it will be hard to find a person who wants to get rid off Carbon. Thats probably the biggest compliment for me if people dont want to sell their Carbon sets.
Now i dont want to sound ignorant because its all about my design, so i am very confident you can pull such succesful sale also with Pulse, 1976, Penumbra and etc. Its a fact these sets are very successful and from my pov they can be easily be done as GMK keysets. Demand is here the keyword. And its very high.
BimboBB wrote: ↑
Is the LED shine through problem fixed? I am usually not a big fan of led's on keyboards at all, but when switching on the christmas lights on my GON board, I realized that some of the new RGB mods (think they came from Massdrop sale) have some weird shine through as well.
No its not fixed to 100%.
There are two factors: Plastic and molds.
GMK changed its plastic supplier to solve this issue. Since Carbon uses 3 custom colors, i'll receive the samples for new color plastic. I'll test it for color and light bleed and if everything is ok i'll approve it for production.
The molds are another reason, but you can hardly do something against it. Depending on how plastic flows during the injection, there is a possibility for a hollow space between the bars of the legend grid. So there is no guaranty that there will be no light bleed. It may happen and you can do nothing against it. I have spoken with GMK personally in this regard, so i know that i am saying. So if someone is swearing that there will be no light bleed, then take it with a grain of salt. Probably that person is not honest with you