Purple Night is live!

When?

Order open: August 3rd, 2021.

Orders close: September 3rd, 2021

Estimate shipping date: on or before Q4 2022

Where can I order the set?

Available Kits

Core

The Core kit is your starting point and provides basic layout coverage for 60%, 65%, 75%, TKL, 96-key, 1800, and full-size layouts in both standard and winkeyless variants for both ANSI and ISO layouts, all of that while keeping in mind affordability.

For most people, this should be the only kit that you need.

Macro Expansion

The Macro Expansion add-on kit extends the Core’s layout coverage and provides support for 660-like keyboards (2.25U Shift), standalone numpads (double zero and equals key), ergonomic and split keyboards (split space bars and a second B), 88-key tenkeyless boards (F13), 60% keyboards with arrows (2.00U and 1.00U shifts) and extended boards such as the ION Zenith (M1-M10 keys).

Additionally, the kit also includes alternative layout modifiers for HHKB, tenkeyless, and other standard layouts.

Salvun × Purple Night Finger Heart

Hilbert Purple Deskmat

Group Buy Pricing

🌍VendorCoreMacro ExpansionSalvunDesk mat
🇦🇺Daily ClackAUD $160.00AUD $76.00AUD $85.00AUD $27.00
🇨🇱Fancy Customs$115,000$49,000$52,000$19,990
🇸🇬ILUMKBS$162.00S$76.00S$82.00S$27.00
🇺🇸Space$115.00$56.00 $56.00 $19.99
🇰🇷Swag Keys$115.00 $56.00 $56.00 $20.00
🇪🇺Oblotzky Ind.€115.00€49.00€52.00€22.00
🇬🇧Proto[Typist]£103.00£45.00£49.00£15.00
🇨🇳ZFrontier (CN)¥818.00¥375.00¥395.00¥120.00
🇨🇳ZFrontier (Intl)$135.00$60.00$60.00$22.00

Please note that group buy pricing only applies during the group buy period. Oblotzky Industries pricing includes German sales tax by default. May change during checkout depending on your country. ZFrontier (intl) includes shipping for orders over $100 USD.

Frequent Asked Questions

Is GMK Purple Night a limited group buy?

No. Vendors will be taking orders for GMK Purple Night from August 3rd, 2021 to September 3rd, 2021. Within that period, group buy participants are free to order any kits available without limit. There’s no need to rush, so please take your time when ordering a set to ensure that everything is correct.

Will GMK Purple Night ever be released without Hangul sublegends?

No. I am not interested on releasing this set without Hangul sublegends, alternate modifiers or colors. You should not expect a re-release of this set introducing those changes.

Will the deskmats and Salvun keycaps ship earlier?

Desk mats and Salvun keycaps are not produced by GMK and might ship earlier if ordered separately. Please note that you’ll have to pay shipping for each of the orders.

Otherwise, if placed together with GMK Purple Night, they will all be shipped on or before Q4 2022.

Why doesn’t Purple Night feature the Alt 한/영 and Control 한자 sublegends?

To feature these sublegends without changing at all the Alt and Control, they’d have to be smaller and thinner than the rest of mod legends. Given the doubleshot limitations, I’m worried about the inconsistencies this could lead to in regards to warping and thickness variance, specially with 1.25 and 1.00 Alt and Control.

I’ve considered moving the Latin mod text slightly up, to make room for larger sublegends for both the 1.25 and 1.00 mods. But I believe the result would be jarring when comparing these caps to the rest of the bottom row modifiers

Can I order GMK Purple Night after order window is closed?

Some vendors allocate for pre-order spots (that is the order has been placed with the manufacturer, but production has not been completed). Once the group buy orders have shipped, regional vendors will have on their site a sale for this keycap set, with a limited # of units and at in-stock price, which is higher than the group buy one. If you are not interested on joining the group buy and would rather prefer to order the set once it has shipped, I strongly recommend subscribing to their newsletters, announcements channels (for those that have a discord server), inventory pages, etc.

Please note that for in-stock sales vendors limit the number of Core kits per customer and that they often go out of stock really fast. The group buy pricing is significantly cheaper, you get to ensure your spot and many vendors, complying with their local consumer protection laws, allow for cancellations.

How precise is the estimated shipping date

When estimating shipping dates, both vendors and designers try to account for delays that might happen on GMK’s end as well as shipping to their warehouses and customs. Setbacks and delays might be a thing.

Technical Specs

GMK Purple Night

  • Made in Germany by GMK electronic design GmbH
  • Cherry profile (1-1-2-3-4-4)
  • Compatible with MX style switches
  • 1.5mm thick double-shot ABS plastic

Salvun × Purple Night Finger Heart Novelty Keycap

  • Made in Belgium by Salvun
  • Cherry profile Escape key (row 1, 1.00 units wide)
  • Compatible with MX style switches
  • Made of aluminium, then anodized, and enamel infilled.
  • May ship early if ordered separately

Desk mat specifications

  • 900x400x4mm
  • Stitched edges
  • Cloth top (works with all mice)
  • Rubber bottom
  • Machine washable (wash on cold/gentle – air dry)
  • May ship early if ordered separately

Disclaimers

Kindly note that the images are of 3D renders and are for illustration purposes only. The final colors may differ slightly.

Keyboards are shown for demonstrative purposes only and are not included with the purchase of these keycaps.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.