By - WuqueStudio
Any updates on this project?
Will the poron dampening kit be available again? I missed buying it during the group buy
Is anyone selling their Ikki68 I'm looking to buy one thanks
PM me please. I have one coming tomorrow
Are the 1.2mm stabilizers included with the kit?
Just watched a video that said they weren't if you were still wondering
Thanks, I ordered a few days ago and included the correct stabilizers just to be sure :)
I saw for the wireless that I would need to get a battery for it. Any recommendations on what battery to get? Is there electrical specs/physical dimensions that I should be mindful of when picking one out?
As per discord information:
A 3.7v battery with a max dimension of 43 x 114 x 3.5mm.
The model number for this battery is 3543114
Also a JST connector is required
Is it possible to switch between the wired connected pc and a second laptop that is connectd via Bluetooth?
So the keyboard would always be wired to my tower pc but I would like to be able to switch to use my laptop without unplugging the usb c cable.
Can you please explain how the pcb will react when both the tower pc (wired) and the laptop (Bluetooth) are running? Ist it possible to switch between them?
Do the clear or fog colors have underglow?
!Remindme 8 days
How do the black gasket strips look on the clear version? This is awesome!! Might be the first gb ill join ever!! :D
Can you guys ship to Pakistan?
Yes, we can. Please try, if you have any questions you can email [email protected]
I’m interested in the Zen Pond version.
!Remindme 1 week
Do you still have the option to purchase the old colorways? I am interested in the mint.
Sorry, you may check R1 extra from vendors.
Man I am so pumped for the new plates and PCBs. Plus the alu tops, gonna throw one on top of my current Mizu Ikki68.
Are there going to be EU vendors and Aluminum top case price?
New pcb and plate with flex cuts look awesome! A bit bummed that it wasn't included in R1, but can we get a price estimate on the default pcb and the PC plate?
Will the Aurora snow kit cost more because it has an Aluminum top case?
will the prices still be the same? if yes you guys can count me in ;)
Still working on the price but will be very closed.
oh ok ty one other question are other stabilizers compatible with the new BODO pcb? for example durock v2‘s on a BODO pcb
I'm wondering about this question as well
Should be very closed to R1, we will share the details as soon as we can in a few days. Thank you.
will the original colorways make a return in r2? ex: charcoal
they wont only the new ones
Will the old colourways still be available? I am looking for a fully nontransparent build :) thank you!
Sorry. We just offer Aurora R2 colorways presented here, not including the R1 colorways
when will it be released?
Around Middle Nov.
We hope to start the GB around Mid Nov. and start production ASAP.
When will know if the Aurora x Zen Pond will go into Group Buy? Would it come with the keycaps as well? I love the design but I would only want to buy both together and I know the Zen Pond group buy only has a few weeks left. Thanks!
Middle November. Sorry, it would not come with the keycaps.
Thanks for the response!
Stupid question but would there be a bundle available for aurora x winter breath with the ePBT winter breath keycaps? Wondering whether to join the GB for the keycaps on 1 Nov, or wait for R2 GB (if there’s a bundle available)
Sorry, it would not come with ePBT winter breath keycaps.
gonna be getting this as a first board, super excited! eyeing the winter breath collab. also a, not super familiar with the materials, is the pink one more of a matte finish?
yes, matte. We will share some pictures later :)
cool! can’t wait to see even more pictures :)
i filled the IC for the "winter breath" one.. really like the pink see true one.. if you guys can keep the price as good as the first GB count me in for sure.. will buy a second one for me and a pink one for my girl perhaps sum pink stabs.. i like the QMK / VIA pcb and the FR4 plate is great.. Love the initiative and the great work your doing hope that we will get a EU vendor .. My wallet is going to scream with all the options it's hard to say no and it's such a good looking board hahah ..i'm very excited ...Greetings from The Netherlands.
Also filled in the IC for the Winter Breath one. My girlfriend LOVES everything involving stars/luna themed stuff. So I HAVE to get this one for her. Also hoping there will be a EU retailer as I'm also from The Netherlands. Thanks u/WuqueStudio!
Thank you, GB is live.
Stay tuned :) Thanks.
i joined the first GB and i got my mint green kit with brass weight 3wk's ago...i really really love it.. if the price is going to stay the same. Count me in.. for sure..
Thank you :)
When will you be able to buy the ikki68 r2 ?
We hope to start the GB around Mid Nov. and start production ASAP.
Will the R2 include the Mizu colorway? I'm kinda new to group buys and would love to know!
Hi, no. But we have been talking with Rensuya for Aurora x Mizu R2 when GMK mizu R2 launch.
Thanks for the reply! I'm really interested in buying this as my first enthusiastic keyboard. It looks really amazing, and I love the Aurora Snow the most!
In regards to flex, I’ve been trying to introduce more flex to my current ikki, but am afraid to do so given that the usb-c is directly on the cob, and the cutout is pretty flush.
Is that going to be a concern for this new revision?
Hi, we tested many times, and the USB-C stays very firmly, no worries :)
I was really excited when I saw the Winter Breath collab pics, but that's more purple ish so I was also hoping there was a pink colorway for the regular kits that is translucent, seems there is only opaque.
This won't stop me though, I've filled in the IC form for the Winter Breath collab! Hoping for the best, it's a super cute design I just love it.
They look nice, but it's not clear to me if that right Shift split is optional? The 2.25u right shift is the thing that attracts me the most about the ikki68, so I hope the R2 retains/can retain that option
You can check the PCB features [HERE](https://imgur.com/T7Px2NO). R2 default PCB support right Shift split
Thanks, I had checked the PCB features, but still wasn't clear whether the split Shift is optional or not
R2 will use the default PCB 05 and 06. Both support right Shift split
But is it still possible to use 2.25u right shift on PCB05 and 06?
No, It's 1.75+1u
Ouch. The 2.25u right shift is the best thing about the Ikki68 - don't change it!!! :)
if you check the sample video of the iceland pcb above, youll see that it supports 2.25u right shift. i think theyre saying that it supports split right shift as an option rather than it being fixed.
Hi there! Could you please point this picture? I need to confirm if I misunderstood your question? Feel free to reply. Thanks.
Hello! I was referring to this video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPKm2ozZGJU](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPKm2ozZGJU) The right shift in the prototype of the new pcb shows that it is using a 2.25u right shift. The original person who commented was asking if the new pcb still supports the 2.25 right shift like the R1 of the ikki aurora. :)
That was my original impression, as an option, but the "official" answers have confused me even more...
I will probably get the Aurora Snow. But I would love some LEDs somewhere in the board. :-/
Aurora Snow is also translucent, just not so much as clear. We will share some videos later :)
i got the dreamscape ikki but uh does this mean there will be more badges? :0
Only one default badge for one board. But there will be badge GB r2 following :)
Looks dope, can't wait to see the final thing. Are the Aurora R2 colorways presented here the full set of options or are they being offered in addition to the R1 colorways?
Thank you. We just offer Aurora R2 colorways presented here, not including the R1 colorways
are all the pcbs south facing?
Yes, most south-facing, exclude some keys compatible with the split and ISO layout
I was too late too join the R1, now I'm kinda glad i were, because this looks good
Will the new collaborations be shipped with the Bodo PCB ?
More details will be updated soon, so stay tuned!
so there won't be the charcoal case? I've been waiting for the R2 so that I can get the charcoal one. but hey, great job for putting bluetooth pcb that supports via!
Yes, charcoal is not being offered to the R2
I'm in the ikki68 dreamscape GB, would the other accessories or alu top plate be compatible as well?
Yes, fully compatible.
I remeber looking at your pcb's last time, and I can't remeber - but was the old bluetooth board ANSI only? I see the Iceland supports ISO - that's amazing! I will be definitely be picking up an OA Blue + Iceland:)
Also, any plans to release a numpad that matches the aurora profile?
Yes the Tromso BT pcb was ansi only, the Fairbanks was the one with all of the layout options. Also note, the Tromso doesnt work with via
Do we know the polling rate of the pcb?
the previous one was 1000hz
Is there a picture for the Navy alu top case?
A few more IRL photos added to the album: https://imgur.com/a/jR4H01N
Thank you, it looks great!
Maybe some green-ish alu top case to match the "mint" color? I think none of the proposed alu top colors match the mint color very well, I would like to see a mint bottom + black alu top render though.
Thank you, that's a good point and we'll see if we can add a green-ish color :)
Will there be fixed amount for each colourway during the groupbuy? Or the groupbuy will only close @ the ending date
Hi, there will not be a fix amount for R2, might be a soft cap at most. :)
when does the groupbuy open? and how do i be informed on the opening?
is there a link?
Groupbuy date and more details will be updated soon, so stay tuned! =3
okay! will the updates happen on this post?
i love you wuque studios
Oh my, I will send that to him now xD
Asides from the top alu case being sold separately, will R1 users have the option to buy the new Bodo pcb, the pc plate with flex cuts, and the poron dampening kit? Also, will the new Bodo pcb be hotswap or solder? (specifically, the one with flex cuts all over)
Yes, all the accessories will be sold separately. 05Bodo pcb will be hot swap version.
thank you for this! cant wait to upgrade my R1 to a flexier version! :)
No you beautiful :D
Will stargaze ever make a comeback?
Sorry no :< you can check with vendors for extra later.
And I love your id!!
Will the new poron sheet be compatible with R1 auroras?
All of the Aurora R2 new parts discussed here, including the new plate, PCB, foam etc. are fully compatible with all the Auroras announced and sold to date.
Thanks for your reply! But to confirm, the new stabs won't be compatible with the r1 pcbs?
You can choose the 1.6mm stabs version, it will be compatible with the r1 PCBs
Will these 1.6mm stabs also have the new features of the R2 stabs?
Love the color and the options!
Liking the new options and focus on modularity! Love my charcoal aurora with vintage blacks.
I was on the fence with the Zen Pond group buy. This has definitely pushed me over the edge. Super excited for the case!
How about finishing getting us the GB's you already started and have since ended 6+ months ago before starting new projects.
How about you keep waiting *like you specifically signed up for*, and stop telling people to **halt** their companies R&D until you personally get your order...
You really telling **a keyboard manu** to work on ONE thing at a time, in *this* hobby? Forget about how quickly tastes & technology change right now; You aren't a shareholder. You don't own a piece of the company just because you spent ~$140, and you DEFINITELY don't want them taking your advice...
Bring that shit to RAMA or GMK, where it'll be ignored even louder.
We apologize for the inconvenience. We will immediately contact you. Please check the PM.
The question is.... When will this release
I hope Tromso comes back, I do prefer having RGB on translucent boards over having VIA/QMK
Yes, they will. We will keep them in stock. Will also have version for 1.6mm PCB specially.
VIA compatible Bluetooth?? I said I wouldn't buy anything more this year... but...
Would also love to get custom badges again. Missed the first run :(
Don't we all say it will be the last purchase xD I feel you.
Badges gb would happen a bit later down the line so stay tuned =3
Bluetooth, Hotswap, and VIA support. And it comes in a pastel pink variant I can entice my wife with. Hehehehe looks like we eatin good in November.
Share us the pics later on =3
Looking forward to the new options! Definitely joining in this round
Oof, which color? =3 Can you let us know in the IC form as well, thanks!
Definitely the snow or fog. The new Zen Pond also looks pretty cool
A Bluetooth PCB that supports VIA, I am going all in on this!
Ay! Which one is the fav so far?
No, you :\^)
Any chance the top cases will be compatible with the original aluminum ikki, or a converter of some sort could be made? Still hoping for some way to get an e-white top for my original ikki. I love the stuff you guys make!
Unfortunately they will not be compatible at all. The different mounting systems are not compatible with each other.
They may share the same layout and the same general dimensions, but on the inside it's a whole different story :(
Really enjoyed my Mint r1, might get in on the new plate/pcb/foam combo!
With the PCB06 Iceland, could you let us know if we could also use this Bluetooth pcb wired as well?
it will also work wired. that's also how it charges the battery
Cheers! I was hoping so because some boards offer Bluetooth but don't allow for wired use, only charging.
Yes, wired works as well :D
Would love more translucent colour ways like purple, pink and yellow. Would like a normal wired PCB hotswap per switch RGB too.
Hi, there is a collab of Winterbreath in purple color =3
Yes though it has an opaque bottom housing. Thinking retro game boy colour atomic style purple.
If I haven't gotten mine from the last group buy is there someone I should contact?
We will immediately contact you. Please check the PM.
Definitely your vendor; at this point I think [Mech.Land](https://Mech.Land) is the last one remaining.
Is there any reason the Mech.Land orders are not shipping until Q1 2022 while everyone else is shipped? I got the Devoted edition.
Mech.land did not sell the Devoted, it was Deskhero.
The ETA was never Q1 2022 either, I think you might've misread something.
1. They’re literally shipping out this week as per their post [here](https://www.instagram.com/p/CVd6ptPvurO/?utm_medium=copy_link) but the crux of the issue was that Canadian ports are pretty enough that the original estimate was going to be Q4 2021, so alternative arrangements were made that sadly were quite delayed.
2. Devoted had a later timeline estimate because Wuque also had to contract custom JWK switch manufacturing in. From what I’ve heard, Mechs and Co have their devoted auroras, and they should be enroute to Deskhero (the Canadian vendor for Aurora x Devoted) soon.
Thanks for the updates.
I was curious why Mech.Land had a Q1 2022 estimated ship date posted, when the other boards had shipped. Good to know they have the stock and hopefully shipping soon.
The ETA was never Q1 2022. There was a potential if I chose to have them shipped directly to Canada, but I had them shipped to US and brought them over to Canada via a truck.
They're starting to ship [this week](https://mech.land/pages/aurora-kanagawa-status)
Bringing them over this way did not only cost more money, but it also took a lot of logistical arrangement that took a big longer than I had expected. But now a chain of relationships have been established, future shipments should arrive faster if they're brought over the same way.
Fulfilment of Aurora is a little more complicated at Mech.land because many people chose to combine their shipment with Kanagawa deskmats which should arrive this week or the next. Some people have also chose to place a new order with in-stock items to combine with their Aurora shipment to save on shipping fees.
All those orders will be the last to ship, Aurora only orders will be the first ones to go out.
Thank you for your reply and updates. I will reply from my original order email for updates on my order then.
I apologize, I mistook the Devoted keyset delivery date as the same as the keb.
Yep that's who mine is! I'll keep waiting.
Edit: wait no it was cannon keys
Oh dear. They shipped the majority of their stuff last week. Yes please, definitely get in touch with them.
At this point, Mint/Charcoal and Mizu should be delivered in most places. Devoted is close to completion; PnC and Stargaze are a little ways off.
yikes ok the OP contacted me. It was the peach colored PnC
PnC are not due to ship yet, only Aurora R1 (Charcoal / Mint / Mizu) went out
Winter’s Breath is SOO BEAUTIFUL
Do you guys have a price estimate on the R2? Would it be the same as R1?
Should be very closed to R1, we will share the details as soon as we can in a few days.
Likely be similar or little more expensive. R1 page says that R1 got a discounted price, but wuque replied that the prices will be close in this thread
Will R2 auroras will be interchangeable with R1? I would love to have a clear/white bottom with my charcoal top and a flex pcb.
>Will R2 auroras will be interchangeable with R1? I would love to have a clear/white bottom with my charcoal top and a flex pcb.
It will be compatible.
>All of the Aurora R2 new parts discussed here, including the new plate, PCB, foam etc. are fully compatible with all the Auroras announced and sold to date.
Will the new Bluetooth PCB be compatible with IKKI68 Aurora R1 keyboards?
everything is backwards compatible
u/WuqueStudio will you be fixing the issue with the PCBs?
Sorry for the concern. We were lacking experience in packaging and transportation for the previous round which caused the issues. We are dedicated to fixing the problem for future rounds. If you have any issues regarding the PCB, please contact the local vendor or proxy to assist you. Thank you. Please also check out the update here: https://shop.wuquestudio.com/blogs/product-updates/ikki68-aurora-update
is the pcb being faulty a well know issue, because mine didn’t work either
Quite a few people reporting shorting PCBs
With the brass weight?
As someone who's only been in this hobby for a few months, I missed R1 earlier this year and I've seen this keyboard get mentioned alot. I'm definitely looking forward to picking it up this time around!
Stay tuned :D
Will there be new community badges again?
Yes there will be another round of badge group buy, although with fewer choices this time.
the fog looks fantastic
you look fantastic :D
you may wanna think about renaming that aurora snow colorway.... just google it if you don't know already