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German Electronic Design GMK Houhai

A sense memory of misspent Beijing nights

In the heart of Beijing, tucked behind the Forbidden City thronged with tourists, and the party compound heavily guarded, there is a small lake. At night this lake comes alive with neon lights piercing the city haze, advertising every pleasure under heaven, plied by pedal boats in the summer and speed skaters in the winter, redolent with the sights, sounds, and smells of the city. They call it Houhai (pron. HOH-high): 后海. In this place, a photo negative of Pleasure Island, the ancient, the modern, and the futuristic live side by side.

GMK Houhai is an ancient-futurist keycap set design inspired by the sights of the Chinese capital at night, and will be the first GMK set produced with full Chinese character legends. Rendered in custom RAL colors, GMK Houhai (pron. HOH-high) evokes the Beijing night sky in a warm, hazy grey, with alpha legends in the fluorescent red of the Chinese city sidewalk reflecting neons after a rain, and modifiers in shades of cobalt, aqua, jade, gold, and clean white that can be found in both the ornate woodwork of historic sites and in the kaleidoscope of city lights.


Group-Buy Progress

Houhai is a GB that is hosted around the world at different proxies, please see all proxies below. We should make you aware that GMK Group-Buys have currently been delayed and the ETA is only a guesstimate on when the set will arrive. You will be allowed to cancel your order if you wish, with delay; please also keep updated in the GB Updates Pages that we have that can be found on the GB page. IF you order stock items with pre-order items; your order will wait until the Houhai GB will arrive.


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Check Progress of MOQ

GMK Electronic Design is a manufacturing of original Cherry MX keycaps based in south Germany, right next to CandyKeys. GMK manufactures keycaps using original Cherry MX Molding Tooling bought from Cherry in 2011. All keycaps are manufactured from thick, high quality ABS Plastic and are made sure to carry perfect smooth texture and lasting design.



A 900x400mm deskmat that is around 3-4mm thick. Rubber Base, Machine Washable, and Cloth top, what else does one need? 2 different designs, light and dark.


RAMAWORKS has brought two funky caps, red and green, aluminium with anodised matched colors personalise this set further.

Available Kits

GMK Houhai Products

Above you can find the progress of all Kits, they are updated automatically with EU purchases, and World-Wide Purchases are updated every day on top. The Extra Products have no MOQ, they will be pre-ordered as normal.

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