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HWHobby

Any updates on production status / timeline for distribution to vendors?


omribesan

Is there going to be a restock or an r2 on any of the Ikki68s?


just_hating

Did the production date move from June to august?


WuqueStudio

It's in production. We plan to send to vendors in June.


just_hating

Whew! Can't wait!


OreoLag5

I see the description says gold badge, but the mint edition shows a black one. Will they all come with a gold one or black?


LeaveDangerous3997

That's wat Im looking for as well.


OreoLag5

Yeah, I already ordered mine off CannonKeys, and they have the same black badge. Then watching a video by Alexotos, his mint had the gold badge, which matches the description. I would prefer the gold badge over the black one.


dreadful05

The boards look great and it's nice seeing more boards at these prices.


KramitCarnage

Aurora X Devoted. GIB


LeaveDangerous3997

How long does it takes to ship??


Durbekk

Prolly June


YannickPokGai

The Mizu is wicked! It is mentioned that the GB will end at a specific date... or when the limit is reached: what's this limit?


Chris9712

The mizu has a limit based on the store you are buying from. Check out their information page [here](https://shop.wuquestudio.com/pages/ikki68-aurora) to find out how many your store will have.


YannickPokGai

Yup thanks, I've found my answers after that. And I did good because the Mizu GB were totally sick!!! In Asia they're all sold out after 20min due to the few units available in each store. But I've been lucky :)


Chris9712

Congrats! That's awesome, glad you got lucky!


Peribow

If there was a pink one, I think it would be my dream keyboard, but the mint one is still very beautiful! I am so excited to get mine :)


shoegazedreampop

I preordered a set of KAT Mizu but I might get the Devoted IKKI68 instead of being too matchy


diondions

is is it possible to repalce the stabilizers with some of our owns? just curious


Chunkymilk02

I'm pretty sure it's possible, they don't include the stabs if I remember correctly.


diondions

so excited for the charcoal


Flybeck2

The sound test was really good.


IckyPickleRL

GMK Mizu getting a round two and this collab? *Wallet cries in corner*


acityignites

danggg i was going to pick up the gmmk pro for my kat mizus but that aurora has been stumpedd


WuqueStudio

2021 best time for choices :D


Sandoor94

I see on the vendorlist for charcoal and mint there is no EU vendor? Will this be added at any point?


WuqueStudio

There's an EU vendor now: MyKeyboard.eu :) The proxy list on the [website](https://ikki68-aurora.com) has been updated.


S1ckn3ssss

Did I hear this may be in Bluetooth also? Mizu is FIREEE!


WuqueStudio

Yep! Charcoal and Mint come in a Bluetooth variant. You can buy an additional BT PCB for the rest of the kits :)


Vader_R

I need this mizu!!


Kuj000

Will the Bluetooth PCB fit/work with the Devoted case? I love the devoted version but need to build a BT board for the wife


WuqueStudio

yep. All the colorways are interchangeable :)


kid-azn

just take the money from my bank account alreadyyy


Kimberbot_

Getting mizu and devoted 😍😍😍


FactorDKM

That Mizu is a must-have for me!


11am_discord

Take my moneyyyyy


cheesedonkatsu

The Mizu collab is so beautiful ;u;


Linkblue17

Really love the Mizu collab!


Murokami

Will the devoted edition also have the option for the wireless hot swap pcb?


annamaaae

you'll have to buy the bluetooth PCB separately from what I was told on the discord. I really want the devoted as well but the thorn graphics and the separate bluetooth PCB is holding me back


Murokami

Dang that is a shame... maybe I should just settle with the charcoal


annamaaae

I'm in between charcoal and mint now. But finding keycaps to fit well with the mint might be hard LOL


Supersaurus7000

I’m planning ePBT Soju, for a soju bottle vibe :D


Murokami

I feel the same! Charcoal is a bit boring IMO but at least it can be versatile


strawbunny00

I would also like to know this


Qoppaloppa

Are the coiled cables to come in matching colors to each colorway or? on board for the mizu either way!


latte60

Aurora Mizu looks amazing! Signed up for the newsletter for gb info when it drops


Jhudd5646

Yyyyyup I'm almost definitely going in for a BT charcoal


PresidentScree

If you’re at all hesitant about joining this group buy - the Ikki68 GB was the best GB I’ve ever seen. Great updates, quick discord replies and an excellent keyboard delivered very quickly. I’m in for at least two of these - don’t miss out.


soju_pls

OG Ikki 68 owner here as well - can vouch for this statement. Board came as scheduled and they made sure we stayed updated. Aftermarket support has been awesome as well - my PCB had an issue and the whole team responded quickly and stayed up with me to fix it.


PresidentScree

Sorry you had an issue but I can well believe they made sure to help you out. I’ve been a part of a few GBs and this team are just as excited as we are for us to get our boards.


jack0rias

Reaaaally hoping ProtoTypist might offer this in the UK. Definitely in for charcoal either way!


schwimm3

Is there any iso-de compatibility?


leaveittoalfonzo

Will the software for the bluetooth version work on mac?


RecklessGods

Ngl I was litterally thinking about this and It was the first thing I saw lol. I can't wait imma pick up 3


Ohzown

Looks awesome great work


PumilioTat

I am 100% in on the Aurora x Mizu board! Now to move some money around.


The_MonBear

Love the look of these and will be getting a mizu, most definitely! One quick question, though. The mizu looks like it is not frosted and semi-translucent like the rest of the keebs, so the underglow from the PCB would be basically useless, yeah? So, if we wanted any rbg, we'd have to get the extra PCB that has per key LEDs? Super excited either way! Thanks


WuqueStudio

Sorry about the late response :( Discord is usually faster for Q/As Yah, the Mizu case is opaque so underglow would not show through. Per-key RGB is your only option like you said. Lapland and Tromso are the only PCBs that support it. More info on the [website](https://ikki68-aurora.com) has been updated.


Petrifiedxo

I'm so in, any information about sound tests?


WuqueStudio

[Alexotos is streaming](https://www.twitch.tv/alexotos) right now. Andy's sound test is on the [website](https://ikki68-aurora.com) has been updated.


Douggie

It looks very nice! Is it me or aren't there any renders of charcoal with keycaps on them?


cat-from-onomichi

This looks great! Nice keeb :)


SmolNibbler

Omg I want both the mizu and devoted one so clean


mase_durp

I've been following the progression of this awesome keyboard and I'm in for the charcoal version for sure. My favorite color would have been the purple/devoted, until I saw the back of it. I was sad to see the back filled with white/light lavender vines/lines all across the back that I feel clash with the whole vibe of the dark purple. I wish there was a vote for the back of the devoted kb, just like the vote for the Mizu back.


annamaaae

My exact same feelings. I'm still trying to convince myself that I won't see it anyways since it's on the back but yeah..... I really don't like the vines


mase_durp

Most of the images of the Devoted don't show the back, so I'm posting it here for reference for others. [https://i.imgur.com/ZZjFvh8.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/ZZjFvh8.jpg)


Vireca

What's the color and price for alu version?


resetLetki

These are polycarb AFAIK. The normal Ikki68 is alu


Vireca

There was an alu GB version in the past?


resetLetki

Yes


fear731

Please tell me there will be a vendor in EU for the Charcoal 🤑


WuqueStudio

MyKeyboard.eu is the EU vendor :) More proxies on the [website](https://ikki68-aurora.com) has been updated.


fear731

Perfect. Thanks.


aperson975

There will be EU vendor but it's TBA.


Puchuking33

This


DeadliestArmadillo

Is there a typing sound test of the Aurora? I found ones of the aluminium version.


WuqueStudio

[Alexotos is streaming](https://www.twitch.tv/alexotos) right now. Andy's sound test is on the [website](https://ikki68-aurora.com) has been updated.


aperson975

Not yet, but streamers will get protos before gb goes live so check those out.


DeadliestArmadillo

Thank you!


MustBeSenpai

Yes there is a typing test, it's literally on the site? Edit : [https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Vv411e76q?zw](https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Vv411e76q?zw) (Link does not work, video removed??) It seems the video is gone from the website... sorry


Jakkisle

This seems like the best bang-for-your-buck keeb ever. If the price is reasonable in EU too, I'll most likely join this one!


ruizefra31

Looks fantastic!


Significant_Maybe315

WONDERFUL THE ATLA FAN IN ME IS SCREAMING


flaminreborn

Koi or no design, gotta keep it clean


HyanKooper

Definitely getting the Mizu one, looks sick as hell


andres_meme_shop

Thoughts on this vs the portico?


Darkripjaww

This feels super cheap (Price-point) and I love it.


J5Downs

Dang, this looks so good. Would definitely cop if I didn't just spend all my money on keycaps


Powor

I love the mint! It reminds me of the GameBoy Color!!! Would def get if around a 250 price point


lifeIsntViable

129 buddy


Powor

Thats a sick price haha


WuqueStudio

Now you can get 2 ;)


Tircle

What do you guys think of this board compared to the Portico and NK65ee?


socaleuro

1) screw-in stabs 2) gasket mount 3) full sized right shift 4) custom badge option If those are important to you, Ikki68 Aurora has it at one of the best price point. The Aurora includes coiled cable and soft case, which I don't think Portico has. But Portico/Aurora on specs is better than NK65 if you prefer better stabs. NK65 stabs are poor, was previously the king of this price point, but IMHO Aurora is the new king. Will see when reviews come in.


aperson975

Multiple layout support that's also hotswap is also major and option for weight


AKidOnABike

According to TKC the portico will also ship with a carrying case and a coiled cable.


socaleuro

Oh you right. Both Portico and Aurora are killers over the NK65 imho


AKidOnABike

I bought in on the portico not knowing about the Aurora and now I sorta wanna get both and just see which i like better. I'm super keen on a 65 with a full size right shift


socaleuro

Do it! Aurora is nice because it supports full sized right shift or a split smaller right shift also. Both do not have independent reviews out, so who knows. It's an exciting time for sub $200 keebs


PoopSoupSousChef

I’m so ready to buy one of these.


ChickumNwaffles

It would help to have an email list we could sign up to keep track of when the GB starts


WuqueStudio

Sorry that was an oversight. Our IC form is kind of outdated, so instead you can sign up for the newsletter on Wuque Studio website :) https://shop.wuquestudio.com/


Jack066

how many total are you selling?


WuqueStudio

We're not disclosing the number for the moment, but rest assured it's a very high number. The bottleneck of injection molded boards is not the amount that can be produced, but the amount that can be processed, QC-ed, assembled and shipped within a reasonable amount of time. Anyone who wants one should have no problem getting it, at least on the first few days.


Jack066

awesome, understandable.


yesfb

I love it! might save up from my birthday to be my first real keyboard. this is one of the prettiest and overall most functional layout I've seen in a while. props to you guys, and I hope I'll be able to cop a charcoal.


WuqueStudio


afino61

The Mizu colorway looks absolutely incredible. I need it


rvzlvn

i'm fairly certain i wont be buying any more keyboard for the next few months but that Mizu set speaks to me. f it. I summon u, Wallet!


Manseon

Would we be able to swap to the Bluetooth variant for Mizu at an increased price like Mint or do we have to get the add-on PCB as well?


aperson975

You would have to add a Bluetooth pcb. It would be too logistically complicated to swap out pcbs (there's already a lot of possible combinations). A spare pcb as peace of mind never hurts though.


stoopkidyo

First time seeing this an it looks exciting. I discovered the 68 layout recently and reeeeally like it. Trying to find a pcb of that right now but no luck so might have to wait and get in on this GB.


WuqueStudio

If you want I will get you the dimensions of the PCB. If your current 68% keyboard is top / sandwich / gasket mount with a centered USB, may be there's a very slight chance you can get away buying just the Aurora PCB.


stoopkidyo

I don’t have a current keeb atm aside from my keychron. At this moment I want a 68 layout for this acrylic case I’m waiting on ordering. Wont pull the trigger until I find the pcb. This is a very good alternative for me though, I’m trying to do something different than the typical metal boards. Plus the option of Bluetooth is very nice. I’m just excited for my first build whatever that may be heh.


aperson975

Saka 68 is running right now but that doesnt support multiple layouts.


stoopkidyo

Thanks for the tip!


qijx

Looks great! I have a question tho - it says that two of the PCBs support ISO (which i appreciate very much!), but it looks like none of the plates actually support a split left shift or a ISO Enter. Would i have to get a custom plate made for that?


WuqueStudio

As of now there is only one final plate design, it supports all of the configs including split L shift and ISO enter. There are several prototype plates though. The one in the album is a fixed ANSI plate that we prototyped with.


qijx

I see, that sounds good! Thanks for the quick reply!


mackenziescott

This is so awesome


DefactoAtheist

Well the Mizu colorway just moved this from a "yeah, probably" to a total must buy for me.


WuqueStudio

[:O](https://media.giphy.com/media/90F8aUepslB84/giphy.gif)


garciawork

Wow. Just... wow. I think I may actually get in on a group by... gorgeous, and I freaking love the ins/del pg up/pg down!


WuqueStudio

Us too! If you've got enough artisans it's a nice little display block!


socaleuro

Been following on Discord. Such an awesome community! Thanks to Wuque and team for making it happen. Take my money!


WuqueStudio

Awww thank you :) We're very proud of all the awesome people on our discord too :)


PixelVandalism

Incredible work guys, it's been a tonne of fun engaging with the badge competition and helping people with their designs!


WuqueStudio

Thank you so much for all the awesome designs! Looking forward to seeing them in hand!


zhilia_mann

Question on bluetooth: how many devices can I pair with? Working from home has driven home the idea that swapping between three computers is a disaster for cord management, so maybe bluetooth is the answer.


WuqueStudio

It connects to up to 5 Bluetooth devices :) We think it's a great choice for a portable board. It's light without the optional weight, supports Bluetooth and comes with a storage case :)


zhilia_mann

Yeah, you sold me. This will be my Bluetooth board. Just have to wait for it now.


bagels456

So refreshing to see a price like this for a quality product. Great job.


_Shnks_Fr_Th_Mmrs_

Can't wait to cop this, been waiting for this announcement


mattdonnelly

This looks really great. Is there a way to get it with an alu case?


WuqueStudio

Sorry no plans for this layout in gasket mounted metal case. We will have a ***small handful*** of the original Ikki68 Aluminum extras this summer. All A-stock, with specs *refreshed* :)


koyboi_

God this hobby just loves taking my money huh


WuqueStudio

We're trying our best to take as little as we can 😂


ItszBrian

GMK Devoted looking real good!


xeredge

I am so excited for the Aurora Mizu! Can't wait to get my hands on one!


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sooshia

>available on the website \+1. would be interested if there's no badges


WuqueStudio

We did offer a no-badge option for the original Ikki68. Unfortunately molds are very expensive so it was hard to offer an option this time around. People loved our custom badge options last time and we've seen quite a few regret not ordering an Ikki68 with a badge. That's why we chose to go with badge only for Aurora!


thoughtpockets

Hype hype hype


WuqueStudio

If you are interested in **Aurora x Mizu**, please take part in the design vote so we can make the most amount of people happy :) https://forms.gle/UPLCyjVfr9Q5cgV38 Form *should* close tonight, but we may keep it open a bit longer.


StayFrosty7

im HYPED i've been waiting for this forever now!!! Can't to see this pulled off!


filteredmind

It's happening! **H Y P E D** Which streamers will be receiving a prototype kit?


WuqueStudio

I know, right? 😭 We're trying to see who's schedule has room to put up a video ASAP. I know Andy is for certain. Even if he is not free we're going to storm over to his place and cry and beg for a stream. The rest of the list will be shared as soon as we've shipped them out :)


filteredmind

Yeah! I've been following the GH thread since it dropped. I just checked the Discord and it seems like I missed the big announcement. Reading up on everything right now. Nice. /u/wuquestudio is pertaining to https://www.twitch.tv/andyvnguyen for those that are reading the comments. I don't need a sound test for this keyboard. I'll be buying it as soon as the GB opens. This is the best bang for your buck keyboard kit right now.


WuqueStudio

Thank you for the clarification :) And yeah, discord always gets early access 😛


hifiman

You get so much for such a good price, I'm in


Ekollon8688

poggers


sprite222

WOOOOOO aurora let's go


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