GMK Awaken from biip

GMK Awaken is a new keycap set from the designer biip and Novelkeys. This one has a bit of a cyber style. There are also matching deskmats and even an Awakened version of Novelkeys’ NK65 65% keyboard in either green or pink (I’m told it’s more of a red by someone with better color vision.)

For me, Awaken is somehow too busy, but it probably looks better in-person and that’s kind of the challenge with these keycap group buy situations, you can’t know how they’ll actually come out or when they’ll really ship, but everyone involved with Awaken is reliable: GMK in Germany making the caps, Novelkeys for the US sales, and biip is a terrific designer who has shipped quality sets before.

GMK Awaken starts at $120 for the base set and the same price for a base kit that has Katakana sublegends.
There is an expansion kit that adds for more boards (notably my beloved Alice and Arisu layouts with split spacebars) for $35
A RAMA keycap collaboration is also available for $65.

The NK65 Awaken Edition keyboards in either pink or green include enough keycaps to cover the board with a few color options, color-matched Novelkeys Silk Yellow linear switches, and are $230 a pop.

Space Cables is also running a matching Awaken cable that’s anywhere from about $40 to $102!

GMK Awaken set is only available until January 31st, and Novelkeys estimates that it will ship in the fourth quarter of 2021.