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[GB] ATOM 68 Ⅱ closed shipping soon
« on: Tue, 26 January 2021, 00:35:36 »
Thank you for waiting patiently during our Interest Check. We appreciate the valuable feedback and advice provided by the community to help us improve our product. The physical proofing is complete and we are now ready to launch the Group Buy for the Atom 68 II.
The Atom68 II is a custom case for the NiZ Atom68 electrostatic capacitive keyboard. It is the second iteration of the Atom68 Alu (GB launched this time last year), with an improved design as well as additional case materials, colors, dome, weights,battery, and stabilizer options
Group Buy Information
1 Launch Date:2021.01.29(Beijing time 8:00)
2 Group Buy duration:the group buy will run for 10 days or until orders are placed for 200 units
3 Shipping estimate:within 3 months after the close of the GB
4 Group Buy link:https://www.nizkeyboard.com/collections/atom68-v2/products/ic-niz-atom68-alu-v2?variant=37998184038574


1 Basic Information
  1 Typing Angle: 7
  2 Top options:
   Aluminum: anodized black, anodized blue, E-white,E-yellow
   Polycarbonate: white frosted
  3 Bottom options:
   Aluminum: anodized black, anodized blue, E-white,E-yellow
   Polycarbonate: white frosted
  4 Weight options: 
  Brass(E-white,E-yellow,E-transparent, E-black)
  5 Plate options
   Aluminum: anodized black, anodized blue, E-white ,E-yellow
   Brass(E-white,E-yellow,E-transparent)
   FR4:Black with gold trim, White with platinum trim
   5.1 Stabilizers
   Choice of:
   (1) Costar stabilizers
   (2) Cherry-style plate-mount stablizers
   *Each plate will be cut to support only one style of stabilizers
  6 PCB
   Choice of:   
   (1) Electrostatic Capacitive: NIZ EC PCB, type-C daughterboard, fully programmable with NIZ software
   (2) Cherry MX: 1.5mm  FR4 hot-swap MX pcb, type-C daughterboard, fully programmable with QMK/VIA

  7 Plate mounting system: gasket sandwich
  8 Battery: 2500mah - 5000mah
  9 Keycaps: compatible with all heights of Cherry MX-style keycaps
  10 Domes: 35g/45g/50g/60g/65g
   *Only applicable for EC options
  11 Layout:



2 Price
Basic kit:298usd(colors are optional),not contain platform fee 20$(papal) and shipping fee 60$;
Wired suite:+120usd
Bluetooth suite:+150usd
BLE&RGB suite:+200usd
Additional EC switches:sliders+switches(70pcs)+12.5usd
Additional domes:+20usd(70pcs)
Additional MX pcb:+31.5usd
Additional MX plate:Alu +12.5usd / Brass +20.5usd /FR4 +12.5usd .

*Basic kit includes: rubber feet, type-C daughterboard, cooper bases, rubber gasket, and screws

(1) If you already have a NiZ Atom68 keyboard and want to upgrade to the aluminum version, you can buy the basic kit and replace the case yourself.
(2) If you don't have a Niz Atom68 keyboard, you need to buy the inner parts separately (choice of: wired, Bluetooth, or Bluetooth & RGB version) in addition to the basic kit.

O Wired version includes: electrostatic capacitive PCB, dome sheet (35g/45g/60g/65g options), electrostatic capacitive switches, o-ring,spring,and stabilizers (choice of Costar or Cherry-style plate-mount stablizers)
O Bluetooth version includes: electrostatic capacitive PCB, dome sheet (35g/45g/60g/65g options), electrostatic capacitive switches,o-ring, spring,and stabilizers (choice of Costar or Cherry-style plate-mount stablizers), 5000 mA battery
O Bluetooth & RGB version includes: electrostatic capacitive PCB, dome sheet (35g/45g/60g/65g options), electrostatic capacitive switches, o-ring,spring,and stabilizers (choice of Costar or Cherry-style plate-mount stablizers), 5000 mA battery

Note: If Bluetooth or Bluetooth & RGB version is chosen, you must also select either a polycarbonate bottom case or FR4 plate, otherwise Bluetooth will not function properly

3 PIC









5 FAQ
Q:What quality can be achieved in the finished?
A:Allows some blemishes that are usually not seen when the keyboard is assembled or built. This can be anode or tooling marks. Small color differences between different same-color parts can be seen as well.
Q: Can you change the layout?
A:No
Q:How will the keyboards be programmed?
A: Will be programmable by NIZ firmwire, and the latest firmwire will regularly update by discord.
Q:There are any sound test video and unboxing review?
A:yes,by switch and clickhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI9Ablu9Ku0&ab_channel=SwitchandClick
Q:Does Discord have access to live GB information?
A:yes,https://discord.gg/cYUvMrPXJt

6 Updates
2020.11.17 IC
2020.11.19 Added more logo pictures
2020.12.01 Added 3D prototype picture
2020.12.03 CNC prototype in the works
2021.01.29 GB started



« Last Edit: Thu, 25 March 2021, 07:32:29 by Nizkeyboard »

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Re: [GB] ATOM 68 Ⅱ
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 26 January 2021, 08:47:52 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] ATOM 68 Ⅱ
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 26 January 2021, 10:52:16 »
Nice!

Just to be sure, will Bluetooth work with alu top and bottom and FR4 plate?

Also, I already own an Atom68 so I don't need new internals, so if I choose Cherry Stabilizers do I need to provide my own and is there any compatiblity issues when choosing Cherry style stabilizers?

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Re: [GB] ATOM 68 Ⅱ
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 26 January 2021, 11:07:59 »
Nice!

Just to be sure, will Bluetooth work with alu top and bottom and FR4 plate?

Also, I already own an Atom68 so I don't need new internals, so if I choose Cherry Stabilizers do I need to provide my own and is there any compatiblity issues when choosing Cherry style stabilizers?

When asked about this the discord channel, @NIZKEYBOARD01 confirmed that they had been typing on an aluminum with fr4 plate prototype using bluetooth for 2 weeks without issues. See the message here: https://discord.com/channels/687156445728342018/778436895117803540/801820426300162059

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Re: [GB] ATOM 68 Ⅱ
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 12:26:10 »
Hi

How long will the battery last in a single charge?

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Re: [GB] ATOM 68 Ⅱ closed shipping soon
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 19:46:49 »
I received it (5/3/2021) in Tokyo, Japan.
I bought a PC case, FR4 plate, 35g dome, RGB Bluetooth PCB.

Here, I wrote down my thoughts on the typing feel or design and some cautions on build

Thoughts:
Exterior had almost no blemishes, little blemishes that can be seen on very closer observation. Overall, strictly controlled quality, Nice! The typing feeling is very NIZ-way. The comfort feeling of Niz is focused on my build. Comfortably warm, I would say.

I have some issues with uploading Imgur's pic. It seems the Imgur's problem is occurring (As https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96312.0). I will put a link. I feel sorry for your hard-working index finger.

pics on packaging and case. Click to Expand.
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The case was packed in the keyboard bag. It is nice to see the product is in the special keyboard bag. Atom 68 V1 GB, They gave us a black thick paper box. The keyboard in the bag is always feeling better than just a black box. Good Progress in the packaging! Packaging was fine. Nonetheless, a Simple sponge was holding the keyboard inside the bag so, It is just a packaging case rather than a portable keyboard bag.

linked the comparison type demonstration with Atom GB V1, atom 66, HHKB Pro1. All the keyboards were lubed. Click to Expand.
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By the way, The Bluetooth dongle didn't crash in one usage!
In the previous Atom GB V1, The Bluetooth dongle was broken with one usage. So, Nice progress in here too :).

There are some cautions and tips when building this keyboard. Click to Expand.
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Caution 1: The latch on the switch prevents the slider from rising.
you have to check each switch before you close your interior.
https://i.imgur.com/5K8Lv2a.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Qv3hiOg.jpg

Caution 2: The PC button must be far from the actual button when you assemble the keyboard, or the PC button will press the button endlessly
I didn't have a pic of this. But this caution was the same as the previous Atom V1 GB. So I will link the previous pic
https://i.imgur.com/2F6JKfl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/outzcqY.jpg
When the button is pressed, one of the buttons will solely become bright.
I lubricated this.
When I try to move, the friction is too big, so this keeps pressing the button without coming back when I press it once.

Caution 3: The battery cable is hard to be pulled out.
It does not cause any problem, but you have to have caution. But it is TIGHT!
https://imgur.com/XVrEARl

Tip 1: The gasket rubber can be seen on the top PC case, so if you have a white sticker or so, you can change its looks.
https://imgur.com/1HSEMuy

One possible flaw is the red PCB can be seen on the bottom.
https://imgur.com/qnwDstt
« Last Edit: Sun, 02 May 2021, 20:03:46 by asdds22 »