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Offline Ckeeb

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« on: Mon, 25 October 2021, 22:37:58 »
Newly Updated Sound Tests by Taeha Types

Ikk68 Aurora R2 GB is live now, view the Aurora R2 collection here



Edit November 3rd
Thank you for your interests in Aurora R2 so far! We would love to share some updates with you and looking forward to your further feedbacks.
Typing Sound Video
Alu Top Case Albums
Aurora Snow Bottom Case/Aurora Fog Full Case Prototype 1
Aurora Snow Bottom Case/Aurora Fog Full Case Prototype 2



IC Forms
Please fill in our IC form to Vote for Aurora Snow/Fog PC prototype you like and Colors for later badge GB.
IC Form for Aurora Snow/Fog PC Prototype Vote and Community badge color choice
IC Form for different Auroras default badge and plates, etc.

Streamers/Youtubers
We sent R2 PCB/Plate/Dampeners kits to some streamers and youtubers, some of them received and some not. We will share with you once any of them have a schedule.
Alexotos ( Nov. 8th)
Please join our discord for more timely update on streamers’ schedule.

Estimated GB time: Around Nov. 12th
Estimated Delivery time: Start delivering to Vendors in March 2022

Ikki68 Aurora Custom Badge Submission Opens in a few days
Many people have been asking about our Badge GB. While waiting for the color’s vote, we will start accepting Aurora R2 Badge Design very soon! Badge R2 GB will be after Aurora R2 GB closes. Please join Wuque discord and check “Custom Badge” Channel for more information. We will update the file submission guides there too.
If you are new to our custom badge GB, they are “hotswappable” badges that have different designs and colors and can be easily used to replace default badges. Please check following info for more ideas:

Aurora R1 custom badges
Some R1 Badges
R1 badges showcase from badge discussion channel

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while since we've launched the first Ikki68 Aurora group buy. Most people have gotten their units by now. We are taking in feedback from users to make sure the R2 is even better. We are introducing new colors, aluminum top cases, new default badges and more!

We realize different people have different preference when it comes to type feel and sound, so we are adding new plates, PCBs, dampening material to our existing library of a multitude of different options in each category. We hope there will be something in it for everyone!

This is just the first part to a series of updates to come. We will include more information in future updates.

We're still adjusting and taking in feedback, so if you have a suggestion please fill out our IC form at the bottom of the page.

What's new

New colorways
Aurora Snow
E-white aluminum top case, translucent off-white PC bottom case.
Gallery


Aurora Clear
Translucent clear PC top & bottom case.
Gallery


Aurora Fog
Translucent off-white PC top and bottom case.
Gallery


Aurora Pink
Opaque Blush Pink PC top & bottom case.
Gallery


OA Blue
Translucent frosted blue PC top & bottom case
Gallery


New Collaborations
Aurora x Winter Breath
Gallery
IC Form



Aurora x Zen Pond(Alu top case)
Gallery
IC form w/ vote




Optional aluminum top cases compatible with R1 & R2
An add-on introduced by popular demand. A lot of people have asked for aluminum top cases for a more premium feel. We're offering E-white, Anodized Black, Pink, Navy and Red top cases that can be purchased separately this round. These top cases are compatible with all Auroras released to date or in the near future.
Gallery

New PCBs
We have two new PCBs this round, joining the other four from R1:

05 - Bodo
It's the default PCB of R2. It's a thinner, flexier version of the default PCB of R1- Fairbanks. The 1.2mm thickness paired with flex cuts allows for a great amount of flex while still being stable.

06 - Iceland
A bluetooth version of Bodo that supports VIA. Supports all the splits except for split spacebars.

We have an early prototype video here

Please refer to this table for a quick glance on what sets the PCBs apart.

New plates with more flex
We are adding more flex to our PC and FR4 plates. The others will stay the same.

New PC plate (This PC plate with flex cuts will be the default plate in R2)



New FR4 plate


Dampening pads
Softer default silicone dampening kit
The silicone dampening pad in R2 will be 30% softer than R1.

New optional PORON dampening kit
We're offering a PORON sheet and PORON plate foam as add-ons in R2. The thin PORON sheet goes between switches and PCB similar to a PE sheet, but it's much more durable in our experience.

New default badge
Our community member @VAMP has designed this beautiful badge for R2. The default badge will be PVD coated copper, which has a shinier, sleeker look than the R1 finish.

Compatibility
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.

R2 kit
Ikki68 Aurora top case and bottom case
PCB05 (BODO) for wired version, PCB06 (Iceland)for wireless version
1x Hotswap Namebadge set
1x Default PC plate
1x Silicone dampening pad between PCB & plate
1x Silicone dampening pad between PCB & case
1x Silicone Gaskets Set
1x Poron Gaskets Set
1x Keyboard storage case
1x Coiled USB cable
Extra screws, diodes, sockets, keyboard feet, hex screwdriver
6x 2u + 1x 6.25u themed stabilizers in collaboration units (Aurora x Winter Breath, Aurora x Zen Pond)

A quick sound test
Last, but not least, we have a very early sound test to share with you guys. This is just the first of many sound tests to come, including streamers who will be getting prototypes before the group buy.
Sound test with new default flex plate & PCB
Flex test with the new default flex plate & PCB
NOTE: In the video the plate is being pushed down with a LOT of force. Way more than you'd exert during normal typing.

WS Stabs - Aurora Series
For the past several months, we have been hard at work designing and prototyping these stabilizers specifically for the Aurora. We think you will be very pleased with the upgrades :)
Features
Designed specifically for 1.2mm PCBs, such as the new Aurora PCBs, for the perfect fit. No need for washers or shims, which means they're not compatible with the traditional 1.6mm PCBs
The housing design makes it impossible for wires to pop out since they're installed from the bottom.
There are ribs inside the housing to minimize lube from sticking to the stem, causing them to feel sluggish.
Comes with PCB mounting pads and Teflon adhesive strips already cut to size to make holee modding easier. You can have a tight fit to minimize rattle without spending a lot of time on it.
Comes in Aurora Fog, Aurora Clear, Aurora Pink and OA Blue. Just like R1, they're purchased separately for stock colorways but come included in the kit for collaboration colorways.
Aurora Stabs Gallery

WS Switch - Aurora Series
New to this round, we will have some matching linear switches to go with the new auroras! We decided to go with box stems to minimize housing wobble.
Colorways
Aurora Fog
Aurora Pink
Aurora Blue
Aurora Clear

Aurora Switches Gallery
Specs:
Linear switch
Top housing: Polycarbonate
Bottom housing:
Aurora Fog / Aurora Pink / Aurora Blue: Nylon
Aurora Clear: UHMWPE
Stem: POM
5-pin PCB Mount
No factory lube
Total travel distance: 3.8mm
Actuation travel: 1.90 ± 0.5mm
Actuation force: 53 ± 5g
Bottom-out force: 63.5g

IC Form
For more information on the Ikki68 Aurora please visit https://ikki68-aurora.com. All the new information we have on R2 are on this thread, the website is a good reference for all the things that will stay the same for this round.

Please fill out this IC form to help us decide on things like the default badge color for each of the colorways or to let us know your thoughts. We always read your submissions and try to incorporate features and better our products through your valuable feedback.

We will be posting more updates in the coming weeks. Updates with more photos, sound tests and more! We highly recommend joining the Wuque Studio discord to stay up-to-date with Ikki68 Aurora R2.

Please feel free to ask questions here too!
« Last Edit: Mon, 29 November 2021, 07:55:17 by Ckeeb »

Offline ElvisXSS

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 25 October 2021, 22:44:14 »
Reserved! Cant wait for this cute board!

Offline EdwardsLau

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 25 October 2021, 22:48:32 »
Hurray! What exciting news!

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 25 October 2021, 22:55:29 »
Looks good! Good luck with IC/GB  :)

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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 25 October 2021, 23:20:29 »
It's amazing. Please take my money

Offline fwoggit

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 01:48:20 »
will the Winter Breath stabs only be available in that kit?

Offline Ckeeb

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 02:06:27 »
will the Winter Breath stabs only be available in that kit?
Yes, Winter Breath stabs only available in Winter Breath Kit
« Last Edit: Tue, 26 October 2021, 02:08:03 by Ckeeb »

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 02:30:51 »
Hey ckeeb, great stuff.
Great that R2 kit is all compatible with Aurora R1, and will def like to get an Alu top for Aurora R1.
But can we also know what is and is not compatible with OG Ikki Pro 68?
Specifically, will the VIA+BT PCB work with OG Ikki AND Aurora R1? Layouts? Plates?
« Last Edit: Tue, 26 October 2021, 06:31:32 by IBMweMissU »

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 02:39:26 »
Hey ckeeb, great stuff.
Great that R2 kit is all compatible with Aurora R1, and will def like to get an Alu top for Aurora R1.
But can we also know what is and is not compatible with OG Ikki Pro 68?
Specifically, will the VIA+BT PCB work with OG Ikki AND Aurora R2? Layouts? Plates?

Seconding this question.

Offline Ckeeb

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 08:40:52 »
Hey ckeeb, great stuff.
Great that R2 kit is all compatible with Aurora R1, and will def like to get an Alu top for Aurora R1.
But can we also know what is and is not compatible with OG Ikki Pro 68?
Specifically, will the VIA+BT PCB work with OG Ikki AND Aurora R1? Layouts? Plates?
Aurora Name badge and PCBs are compatible with OG Ikki Pro 68. But if you want to use the aurora name badge, you need to use a badge base. The plate is not compatible with OG Ikki Pro 68.

Offline Neptune Keys

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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 10:56:58 »
BT with VIA sounds real nice

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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 11:16:50 »
OMG WIRELESS SUPPORT

Offline Ckeeb

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 22:18:56 »
BT with VIA sounds real nice
:) Thank you

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 22:32:00 »
So glad that the Winter Breath collab made it! Will definitely get one and an extra VIA BT PCB

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 27 October 2021, 23:39:22 »
count me in! best keyboard layout for me

Offline Ckeeb

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 28 October 2021, 04:10:23 »
So glad that the Winter Breath collab made it! Will definitely get one and an extra VIA BT PCB

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Thanks for your support!  :thumb:

Offline Ckeeb

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 28 October 2021, 04:11:26 »
count me in! best keyboard layout for me
Stay tuned :) Thank you

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 28 October 2021, 17:01:20 »
will there be a badge groupbuy too?

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 28 October 2021, 20:55:54 »
will there be a badge groupbuy too?
Sure, there will be badge GB R2 following :)

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 28 October 2021, 21:22:26 »
Excited to get in on this  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 28 October 2021, 21:54:54 »
 ;D Wow, definitely will get this in navy!

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« Reply #21 on: Fri, 29 October 2021, 04:32:35 »
OA OA OA OA OA OA OA OA OA!

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« Reply #22 on: Fri, 29 October 2021, 06:26:01 »
awesome! looking forward to this :D

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 29 October 2021, 06:32:45 »
Will be getting Winter Breath. Very very excited to finally have an ikki68 after all the good things I've heard about the R1!

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« Reply #24 on: Sat, 30 October 2021, 08:13:08 »
awesome! looking forward to this :D
Thank you  :)

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 30 October 2021, 08:14:09 »
Will be getting Winter Breath. Very very excited to finally have an ikki68 after all the good things I've heard about the R1!
stay tuned for more updates!

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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 30 October 2021, 14:19:59 »
Would love to see a collab with GMK Pharao

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 30 October 2021, 17:00:51 »
Ikki universe is expanding so nicely. Trying to decide between Snow and Fog.

Could we see an alu base sometime in the future?

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« Reply #28 on: Sun, 31 October 2021, 20:40:15 »
Would love to see a collab with GMK Pharao
We are collaborating Aurora x Zen Pond with this author. If possible, we will discuss this collab too. Thanks.

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 01 November 2021, 15:14:50 »
Looks really good and love the updated PCB&plate compared to R1. Any estimated time for the R2 group buy?

I'm also wondering if the wireless version will have QMK support since it works with VIA? Or it is just custom firmware but just have VIA support?
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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 01 November 2021, 20:53:17 »
Looks really good and love the updated PCB&plate compared to R1. Any estimated time for the R2 group buy?

I'm also wondering if the wireless version will have QMK support since it works with VIA? Or it is just custom firmware but just have VIA support?
Around middle November.
Wireless version just support VIA
« Last Edit: Tue, 02 November 2021, 04:39:51 by Ckeeb »

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 01 November 2021, 21:49:32 »


Around middle November

So soon! Looking forward to it!

Will it have the same vendors as R1?

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 11:41:08 »


Around middle November

So soon! Looking forward to it!

Will it have the same vendors as R1?

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We will update the vendor list in the next few days. Thank you

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 16:03:46 »
Looks really good and love the updated PCB&plate compared to R1. Any estimated time for the R2 group buy?

I'm also wondering if the wireless version will have QMK support since it works with VIA? Or it is just custom firmware but just have VIA support?
Around middle November.
Wireless version just support VIA

Thanks.
And it is really fast for R2. Looking forward to it and need to make a decision between snow and fog now lol.

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Is this an Aurora Fog bottom case? Just looks way darker than some of the other pics. Sooooo nice :D




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Is ISO possible as well? I read about the ISO Enter key, but is it full ISO layout compatible?

(like the fairbanks layout on r1?)
« Last Edit: Wed, 10 November 2021, 10:18:45 by paysen »

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 GB is Live
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 11:00:14 »
GB IS LIVE NOW

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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 12:15:17 »
Awwwwwwww****.jpg

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 23:50:14 »
mech.land gb still not up yet? huh???

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 12 November 2021, 01:25:15 »
mech.land gb still not up yet? huh???
It's in the discord, goes live November 12 11AM

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 12 November 2021, 01:38:16 »
mech.land gb still not up yet? huh???
It's in the discord, goes live November 12 11AM
I audibly bruhed, but thank you for the info I was going to stay up all night refreshing the page, thank god that you told me. wish the studio made an announcement about that tho.

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« Reply #41 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 04:09:52 »
Would love to see a collab with GMK Pharao
No problem. I will forward it to our team. Thanks.

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Is this an Aurora Fog bottom case? Just looks way darker than some of the other pics. Sooooo nice :D


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Hi there! You can check Aurora Fog in the gallery: https://imgur.com/a/PQfIOLR

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 GB is Live+Taeha Types Sound Tests
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 17 November 2021, 10:23:37 »
Taeha Types Sound Tests Updated :cool:

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« Reply #44 on: Sat, 20 November 2021, 21:00:04 »
OA OA OA OA OA OA OA OA OA!

OA switch will be back too!

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Is this an Aurora Fog bottom case? Just looks way darker than some of the other pics. Sooooo nice :D


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No, the black bottom is Charcoal from R1

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 - New colorways and features!
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 20 November 2021, 21:14:04 »
Hey ckeeb, great stuff.
Great that R2 kit is all compatible with Aurora R1, and will def like to get an Alu top for Aurora R1.
But can we also know what is and is not compatible with OG Ikki Pro 68?
Specifically, will the VIA+BT PCB work with OG Ikki AND Aurora R1? Layouts? Plates?


Yes, they are compatible.

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Re: [IC] Ikki68 Aurora R2 GB ends in less than 24 hours
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 26 November 2021, 09:53:42 »
GB ends in less than 24 hours, don't miss the last chance to this round  :D