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Offline voxkey

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[GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 18:57:47 »
IRON180 by Smith + Rune


 


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Timeline, Vendors, and Quantities

Group Buy Start Time

The group buy will go live on November 14th, 2020 at 10am EST worldwide! We expect shipping to conclude in June, 2021.

Vendors, Pricing, and Quantities

We're very proud to announce we've partnered up with CannonKeys in the US, DeskHero in Canada, MyKeyboard in the EU, and ILUMKB in the AP/China market to handle all sales of the Iron180 keyboard.

Every vendor is region-locking to ensure fairness in all regions. CannonKeys and MyKeyboard EU will remain region-locked throughout the group buy, while DeskHero and iLumkb will only be region-locking for the first five minutes.

If you are unsure which vendor covers the country you live in, please reach out to the vendors directly to confirm.

CannonKeys - Up to 200 boards available (North/Central/South America, region locked)

$585 w/aluminum base
$835 w/full brass base

DeskHero - Up to 100 boards available (Canada, region locked for 5 minutes)

780 CAD w/aluminum base
1115 CAD w/ full brass base

MyKeyboard EU - Up to 100 boards available (Europe, region locked)

589Ä inc/VAT w/aluminum base
845Ä inc/VAT w/full brass base

iLumkb - Up to 300 boards available (Asia Pacific, region locked for 5 minutes)

799 SGD w/aluminum base
1138 SGD w/full brass base

Vendor Links

CannonKeys
DeskHero
MyKeyboard EU
iLumkb

Iron180 Features

The Iron180 is the second board in the IRON series, sharing the same aesthetic and design language of our debut board, the Iron165.

The Iron180 is available with either a black aluminum base, or an optional full brass bass. The Iron180 is available with either a Winkey or Winkeyless top.

  • 7 Degree Typing Angle
  • Full Gasket Isolation Mount
  • Low-profile Front Height (less than 17mm)
  • Seamless Case Design
  • QMK/VIA compatible PCB, designed in collaboration with Gondolindrim
  • Unified C3 USB-C daughterboard (centered on case)
  • Optimized brass plate for consistency on every key press (see analysis below)
  • Color-matched Rune artisan keycap
  • Polished stainless steel Rune in base


Iron180 Colors

Each board can be purchased either with a black anodized aluminum base or with a full brass base (media blasted, UV coated).

  • Graen (Midnight Green)
  • Graphite
  • E-white

Addons and Extras

  • Brass plates - $55
  • Forged carbon plates (we're really excited about this!) - $55
  • PCBs w/JST and daughterboard - $65
  • Brass Salvun rune artisan keycaps - $60
  • Aluminum S+R rune artisan keycaps (all GB colors and black) - $32

Supported Layouts

There will be three plate layout options, semi-fixed. All plates support split backspace and split right shift. ISO plates may not be available from all vendors. The ANSI plate is not compatible with the Winkeyless top.

  • ANSI (6.25u bottom row)


  • Tsangan (7u bottom row)


  • ISO (7u bottom row)


What's In The Box

  • Iron180 Keyboard
  • Brass Plate
  • PCB, USB-C Daughterboard, and JST cable
  • Color-matched Rune artisan keycap
  • Stainless and Black Screws (for different aesthetics)
  • Screw spacers (for flush mount look)
  • Gaskets

Graen - Renders by Abec







Monochrome - Renders by MacSurfy









Botanical - Renders by Abec







For more renders, pictures, and discussion, please check out the IC thread or join our Discord at the link above.

Original IC Thread

Special Thanks

  • LBaron, the other half of Smith + Rune!
  • S+R admins and mods (except those who use full backspace), it's not possible without you guys!
  • The amazing vendors we've partnered with around the world!
  • Everyone who has supported us this far. We love you!





« Last Edit: Sat, 14 November 2020, 08:51:31 by voxkey »

Offline driftingbunnies

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 18:20:16 »
GL!

Offline martensson

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 18:24:28 »
I have prepared mentally for months for this saturdays disappointment! Still crossing my fingers just in case of course.

Offline Nuclear Nachos

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 18:31:06 »
shame im poor rn

Offline dRnRcRr

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 18:31:55 »

Offline Zoba

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 18:33:42 »
Nice board!

Offline alwaysbless

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 18:35:25 »
Is it going to be using that same 'special' site that was used for Sat75 r2?

Online Blastoise

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 18:45:56 »
So excited for this!!!!!!

Offline lbaron

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 18:47:37 »
Is it going to be using that same 'special' site that was used for Sat75 r2?

This will be using CannonKeys queue system.  However the Sat75 did help a lot with stress testing so we believe the bugs will be fixed.

Offline bball2

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 20:11:00 »
Such a nice board, but so expensive! Wish everyone luck who's going to try and get one!

Offline GMK83

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 20:29:24 »
Nothing to see here!

Offline alwaysbless

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 20:36:28 »
Is it going to be using that same 'special' site that was used for Sat75 r2?

This will be using CannonKeys queue system.  However the Sat75 did help a lot with stress testing so we believe the bugs will be fixed.

 :-X Extra good luck to everyone trying to get one. It will be needed!

Offline Minam

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 20:49:39 »
So as soon as you click to buy, do you get into some raffle? What is the basic jist of that system?



Offline loud_asian

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 20:52:17 »
So as soon as you click to buy, do you get into some raffle? What is the basic jist of that system?

Itís a queue system. When you click join queue you wait until the page renders a page to buy the board.
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Offline Minam

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 22:12:51 »
So as soon as you click to buy, do you get into some raffle? What is the basic jist of that system?

Itís a queue system. When you click join queue you wait until the page renders a page to buy the board.

wait so what's the difference between that and fcfs?



Offline TopreMoon

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 22:32:07 »
wait so what's the difference between that and fcfs?

From what I understand, after you enter the queue, you're randomly selected to proceed. So if you're the first to queue, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll be the first to be allowed to select your items and check out.

Offline clik_clak

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 22:47:57 »
wait so what's the difference between that and fcfs?

From what I understand, after you enter the queue, you're randomly selected to proceed. So if you're the first to queue, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll be the first to be allowed to select your items and check out.

Once you are chosen from the queue, you better hustle, too. Your spot isn't guaranteed even if you're checking out...Had everything picked with my Sat75, hit pay and sold out.

Offline voxkey

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 09:39:25 »
Just made a few edits to clear up some confusion.

Added that both winkey and winkeyless tops will be available, added the rune artisan to the what's in the box section, and fleshed out the plate layout options a bit more.

Offline Hell-es

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 12:22:50 »
Extra PCB etc - prices?

Offline Minam

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 03:06:41 »
is the reference page the link where the gb will be held? Never done one on cannonkeys before.



Offline KaosJ

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 08:36:58 »
Eu proxy? 




Online o3okevin

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 09:34:35 »
Eu proxy?
It says Mykeyboard above for EU

Offline TopreMoon

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 13:54:27 »
Weird question - any chance we could request a specific profile for the included artisan key?

Offline voxkey

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 15:04:30 »
Weird question - any chance we could request a specific profile for the included artisan key?

Sorry, just R1 GMK profile.

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 19:02:04 »




Offline Surefoot

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 04:41:43 »
mykeyboard.eu listing has this mention:
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The ANSI and ISO plate are not compatible with the Winkeyless top!
I suppose they have it wrong, from the first post it seems only ANSI Tsangan and ISO plate are compatible with WKL...

Offline miene

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 09:07:06 »
Maybe we can get something other than CannonKeys garbage checkout system next time.

Offline Minam

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 09:09:31 »
Sucks out that I lost but it was a good experience to know that when the vendor is cannonkeys you just don't deal with that ****.



Offline thorsteinn

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 09:17:03 »
What a great experience, mykeyboard.eu crashed on me on the very last payment step for about 150 tries for good 8 minutes until it was sold out.

Offline Surefoot

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 09:19:38 »
mykeyboard.eu was definitely the worst experience of the bunch. Website went down the whole time only to get back up when units were sold out, probably to bots.

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 09:25:36 »

Offline El_Jackador

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 09:29:22 »
Is it bad that I just wanna cry right now, it's my perfect board and I really hope bots haven't just bought it out

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 09:46:36 »
Before worrying too much about bots, thereís still the 6000+ people who are all there at the opening second with 4 vpníd devices

Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 09:49:05 »
Uh so I can't believe I managed to get one, I think my character's luck is set at 2 when I was created (charisma 90 ;D )

edit: question sorted out via CK support
« Last Edit: Sat, 14 November 2020, 10:11:12 by directheatedtriode »

Offline geveent

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 11:12:52 »
I wanted to buy one IRON180. Today is not my lucky day.

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 11:49:11 »
Deskhero is rolling out the results slower than Nevada, but the GB experience has been really smooth for canucks, so props to Jerrold and his team for handling Canada without a ****show :)

Offline musdem

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 12:44:37 »
I hope I managed to get in on deskhero, there was no email or GH update explaining you need an account to enter the queue. At least I wasn't too interested in this board and I know for next time but still, feels bad.
GL to the other Canadians!

Offline //gainsborough

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 13:13:38 »
I wanted to buy one IRON180. Today is not my lucky day.

me too, bro... me too.

Offline RickVigorous

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 02:52:24 »
I'm presuming not, as I can't see it listed in the 'What's in the box' section, but is any dampening foam included?

The sound tests on imgur seem a little hollow and pingy, so would be interested to know if there's any foam in those builds.

Also, the sound on them is pretty janky, seems to cut in and out alot.

Just to say that I am SUPER EXCITED about this board and love what you do, apologies if the above comes across as negative! I plan on spending the next six months trialling switches and keycaps for this board so am being more pernickety than usual

Offline SKx1

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 04:28:42 »
Damn this looks clean.

Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 10:02:03 »
Maybe we can get something other than CannonKeys garbage checkout system next time.

It's a significantly better system than FCFS. I'm 1/3 on the CK system, so not just saying this because I got through this one time.

« Last Edit: Sun, 15 November 2020, 10:04:23 by directheatedtriode »

Offline Minam

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 13:09:03 »
Maybe we can get something other than CannonKeys garbage checkout system next time.

It's a significantly better system than FCFS. I'm 1/3 on the CK system, so not just saying this because I got through this one time.


Rather have FCFS than f5 like crazy only to sit there for 3 minutes until it tells you to f off. If it's going to be CK might as well just run a raffle so people don't have to f5 like crazy only to be let down. 0 transparency of what is happening while you just sit there.



Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 19:25:02 »
Maybe we can get something other than CannonKeys garbage checkout system next time.

It's a significantly better system than FCFS. I'm 1/3 on the CK system, so not just saying this because I got through this one time.


Rather have FCFS than f5 like crazy only to sit there for 3 minutes until it tells you to f off. If it's going to be CK might as well just run a raffle so people don't have to f5 like crazy only to be let down. 0 transparency of what is happening while you just sit there.

Pure raffle is definitely my preference but I know at least one maker that doesn't like them because it relies on people paying invoices, following up on people that haven't paid and then eventually having to move down the line. Even for highly desirable items for some reason people enter these raffles and then flake.

Unless I am misunderstanding something you never have to F5 in the CK system, I just click once when my Windows clock (synced to the web) hits the exact time. If you were hitting F5 while in the waiting system where it tells you not to refresh it might reset your order in the RNG, ie think you joined the wait at a later time?
« Last Edit: Sun, 15 November 2020, 19:32:52 by directheatedtriode »

Offline stimuz

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 19:51:48 »
hey man, if people spam f5 for CK just let them. natural selection.

Offline Minam

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 23:01:55 »
hey man, if people spam f5 for CK just let them. natural selection.

I mean f5ing to get into the queue as soon as it pops up not f5ing while you are in the queue.



Offline cloudleaper

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« Reply #45 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 10:42:17 »
I think what would help is some transparency. Magfest has a similar system for hotel lotteries and they display how many people are "in line" and what number you are assigned. I know Cannonkeys is random but at least something along the lines of X amount are left and how many people are there may help everyone come to terms w where we stand.

Offline SuddenlyDonkey

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 15:00:55 »
On the bright side, I probably saved myself $2k USD on Saturday. I wasn't able to get a spot for Vega either. It's a want, not a need; no stress. I'm at least guaranteed a KARA  ;)

Offline alwaysbless

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 11:01:14 »
Just catching up on how this GB turned out and it sounds like pretty much as expected. Cannoykeys queue system is pure garbage. Sure the iron180 creators dont care since they just sold out anyways.

Offline YESWEKEN

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 17:54:06 »
I vaguely recall reading that the artisan keycaps would be offered for everyone else separately but completely forgot to check it out.
Where are/were they being sold? Are they still available?

Offline Sumthingasian

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Re: [GB] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 23:33:25 »
I vaguely recall reading that the artisan keycaps would be offered for everyone else separately but completely forgot to check it out.
Where are/were they being sold? Are they still available?

They were available as "extras" which were sold separately from the kits. This included the brass smith and rune artisan, plates, and pcbs. I think it's too late to order them, now.