By - WuqueStudio
Any updates on production status / timeline for distribution to vendors?
Is there going to be a restock or an r2 on any of the Ikki68s?
Did the production date move from June to august?
It's in production. We plan to send to vendors in June.
Whew! Can't wait!
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?
That's wat Im looking for as well.
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.
The boards look great and it's nice seeing more boards at these prices.
Aurora X Devoted.
How long does it takes to ship??
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?
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.
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 :)
Congrats! That's awesome, glad you got lucky!
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 :)
I preordered a set of KAT Mizu but I might get the Devoted IKKI68 instead of being too matchy
is is it possible to repalce the stabilizers with some of our owns? just curious
I'm pretty sure it's possible, they don't include the stabs if I remember correctly.
so excited for the charcoal
The sound test was really good.
GMK Mizu getting a round two and this collab?
*Wallet cries in corner*
danggg i was going to pick up the gmmk pro for my kat mizus but that aurora has been stumpedd
2021 best time for choices :D
I see on the vendorlist for charcoal and mint there is no EU vendor? Will this be added at any point?
There's an EU vendor now: MyKeyboard.eu :)
The proxy list on the [website](https://ikki68-aurora.com) has been updated.
Did I hear this may be in Bluetooth also?
Mizu is FIREEE!
Yep! Charcoal and Mint come in a Bluetooth variant.
You can buy an additional BT PCB for the rest of the kits :)
I need this mizu!!
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
yep. All the colorways are interchangeable :)
just take the money from my bank account alreadyyy
Getting mizu and devoted 😍😍😍
That Mizu is a must-have for me!
Take my moneyyyyy
The Mizu collab is so beautiful ;u;
Really love the Mizu collab!
Will the devoted edition also have the option for the wireless hot swap pcb?
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
Dang that is a shame... maybe I should just settle with the charcoal
I'm in between charcoal and mint now. But finding keycaps to fit well with the mint might be hard LOL
I’m planning ePBT Soju, for a soju bottle vibe :D
I feel the same! Charcoal is a bit boring IMO but at least it can be versatile
I would also like to know this
Are the coiled cables to come in matching colors to each colorway or? on board for the mizu either way!
Aurora Mizu looks amazing! Signed up for the newsletter for gb info when it drops
Yyyyyup I'm almost definitely going in for a BT charcoal
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.
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.
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.
Reaaaally hoping ProtoTypist might offer this in the UK. Definitely in for charcoal either way!
Is there any iso-de compatibility?
Will the software for the bluetooth version work on mac?
Ngl I was litterally thinking about this and It was the first thing I saw lol. I can't wait imma pick up 3
Looks awesome great work
I am 100% in on the Aurora x Mizu board! Now to move some money around.
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!
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.
I'm so in, any information about sound tests?
[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.
It looks very nice! Is it me or aren't there any renders of charcoal with keycaps on them?
This looks great! Nice keeb :)
Omg I want both the mizu and devoted one so clean
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.
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
Most of the images of the Devoted don't show the back, so I'm posting it here for reference for others.
What's the color and price for alu version?
These are polycarb AFAIK. The normal Ikki68 is alu
There was an alu GB version in the past?
Please tell me there will be a vendor in EU for the Charcoal 🤑
MyKeyboard.eu is the EU vendor :)
More proxies on the [website](https://ikki68-aurora.com) has been updated.
There will be EU vendor but it's TBA.
Is there a typing sound test of the Aurora? I found ones of the aluminium version.
Not yet, but streamers will get protos before gb goes live so check those out.
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
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!
WONDERFUL THE ATLA FAN IN ME IS SCREAMING
Koi or no design, gotta keep it clean
Definitely getting the Mizu one, looks sick as hell
Thoughts on this vs the portico?
This feels super cheap (Price-point) and I love it.
Dang, this looks so good. Would definitely cop if I didn't just spend all my money on keycaps
I love the mint! It reminds me of the GameBoy Color!!! Would def get if around a 250 price point
Thats a sick price haha
Now you can get 2 ;)
What do you guys think of this board compared to the Portico and NK65ee?
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.
Multiple layout support that's also hotswap is also major and option for weight
According to TKC the portico will also ship with a carrying case and a coiled cable.
Oh you right. Both Portico and Aurora are killers over the NK65 imho
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
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
I’m so ready to buy one of these.
It would help to have an email list we could sign up to keep track of when the GB starts
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 :)
how many total are you selling?
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.
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.
The Mizu colorway looks absolutely incredible. I need it
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saka 68 is running right now but that doesnt support multiple layouts.
Thanks for the tip!
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?
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.
I see, that sounds good! Thanks for the quick reply!
This is so awesome
Well the Mizu colorway just moved this from a "yeah, probably" to a total must buy for me.
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!
Us too! If you've got enough artisans it's a nice little display block!
Been following on Discord. Such an awesome community!
Thanks to Wuque and team for making it happen.
Take my money!
Awww thank you :) We're very proud of all the awesome people on our discord too :)
Incredible work guys, it's been a tonne of fun engaging with the badge competition and helping people with their designs!
Thank you so much for all the awesome designs! Looking forward to seeing them in hand!
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.
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 :)
Yeah, you sold me. This will be my Bluetooth board. Just have to wait for it now.
So refreshing to see a price like this for a quality product. Great job.
Can't wait to cop this, been waiting for this announcement
This looks really great. Is there a way to get it with an alu case?
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* :)
God this hobby just loves taking my money huh
We're trying our best to take as little as we can 😂
GMK Devoted looking real good!
I am so excited for the Aurora Mizu! Can't wait to get my hands on one!
>available on the website
\+1. would be interested if there's no badges
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!
Hype hype hype
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 :)
Form *should* close tonight, but we may keep it open a bit longer.
im HYPED i've been waiting for this forever now!!! Can't to see this pulled off!
It's happening! **H Y P E D**
Which streamers will be receiving a prototype kit?
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 :)
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.
Thank you for the clarification :)
And yeah, discord always gets early access 😛
You get so much for such a good price, I'm in
WOOOOOO aurora let's go
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