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[GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 10:11:55 »
IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
 




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Timeline, Vendors, and Quantities

Group Buy Start Time

The group buy will go live on February 27th, 2021 at 10 AM EST worldwide! We expect a conservative fulfillment time of January 2022.

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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 sales once again.

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


CannonKeys - North/Central/South America Vendor (excluding Canada) - About CannonKeys Raffle Queue

500 boards, region locked, CannonKeys hybrid FCFS/raffle checkout. Limit 1 per household.

$424 USD



DeskHero - Canadian Vendor

150 boards, region locked for first ten minutes

$566 CAD



MyKeyboard EU - European Vendor

300 boards, region locked, Koi raffle system


Click here for Koi Raffle System info
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The raffle will take place here:
https://www.koi-raffle.com/

To join the raffle you need to join the Koi Raffle System Discord. The following link should be the invite, otherwise google for it: https://discord.gg/yxqVMrw
After joining the discord you need to verify yourself in the registration channel (should be the only channel you can see) to verify just press the thumbs up reaction on the bot-post in that channel like over 9k others have. After doing so you will get the verified role (your name is blue and you can access the verified channel).

Next you head to the website (koi-raffle.com) and log in with your discord account.
If you followed the steps above and are verified on the server it should work and your discord username, hash and email will be displayed at the top of the website.
To change the email you will have to change your discord email and re-log into the website.

Once the raffle starts it will be displayed on the koi-raffle website and allow you to join. The raffle will not be visible to you if you are not verified on the server!
If you win an invoice will be sent to the displayed email.

The raffle will remain open for 12 hours.



€424 w/VAT included


iLumkb - Asia Pacific Vendor

500 boards, region locked, FCFS

$566 SGD



Iron165 Changes for Round 2

  • Deeper gasket pockets, allowing the same poron gaskets, but with less overall compression, making the case easier to assemble
  • 0.25mm top case height increase, to better hide keycaps that aren’t as deep as GMK, while still maintaining the same overall switch height
  • Better, beefier, longer screws
  • Removal of cable channel
  • Revised PCB with VIA compatibility **NOT HOTSWAP**
  • Further optimized consistency aluminum plate
  • All aluminum construction
  • Many other minor tweaks to optimize machining


Iron165 Features

  • 7 Degree Typing Angle
  • Full Gasket Isolation Mount
  • Bottom Accent Plate w/exposed rune logo
  • Low-Profile Front Height (less than 17.25mm)
  • Seamless Case Design
  • QMK/VIA compatible PCB, designed in collaboration with Gondolindrim
  • Unified C3 USB-C daughterboard (centered on case)
  • Optimized plate for consistency on every key press (see analysis below)


Iron165 Colors

Each board comes with a black anodized aluminum base and contrasting aluminum accent plate and aluminum badge. Please refer to the renders for a visual depiction.

  • Midnight Teal
  • Graphite
  • Red


Addons and Extras (All prices in EUR include VAT)

  • Extra PCB w/daughterboard and JST cable - $60 USD / €60 EUR / $80 CAD / $79 SGD
  • Extra Aluminum Plate - $40 USD / €40 EUR / $53 CAD / $53 SGD
  • Forged Carbon Plate - $50 USD / €50 EUR / $67 CAD / $66 SGD
  • Stainless Steel (mirror polished) Weight and Badge Set - $175 USD / €175 EUR / $232 CAD / $235 SGD
  • Copper Weight and Badge Set - $100 USD / €100 EUR / $133 CAD / $135 SGD
  • Brass Weight and Badge Set - $90 USD / €90 EUR / $119 CAD / $120 SGD

Additional Information

- Badges and weights will only be sold as addon sets to simply order fulfillment across all vendors due to the increased quantities offered. We're planning to order many extra badges for the online store though for those original Iron165 owners who'd like a new and different badge.

- We are adding a small pocket to make it compatible with other JST 65% PCBs on the market. This should help ensure that even if we run out of stock on PCBs that a suitable replacement can be found in a pinch.


Supported Layouts

There will be three plate layout options, semi-fixed. All plates support split backspace and stepped caps. ISO plates may not be available from all vendors.

  • Tsangan (7u bottom row)
  • ANSI (6.25u bottom row)
  • ISO




What's In The Box

  • Iron165 Keyboard
  • Aluminum Plate
  • PCB, USB-C Daughterboard, and JST cable
  • Gaskets and all mounting hardware
  • Iron165 custom carrying case


Optimized Plate, the Process, and FEA analysis

More

Keyboard plate FEA analysis was needed to measure deflection and try to achieve a uniform plate deflection distribution across the keyboard. You can read more about our process and testing methodology in the original Iron165 IC.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101470.0




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Addon Weight and Badge Set Prototypes









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

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Special Thanks

  • LBaron, the other half of Smith + Rune!
  • Mods, admins, and of course, the Inner Circle, best team ever!
  • The entire Smith + Rune community, a bright light in a sometimes very dark world
  • Everyone who has supported us this far. We couldn't have got to this point without you!



« Last Edit: Fri, 26 February 2021, 15:02:00 by voxkey »

Offline HoffmanMyster

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 10:21:47 »
Approved :thumb:

Offline Auracity

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 10:23:57 »
lit

Offline dRnRcRr

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 11:08:11 »
Love it. GL everyone

Offline nurakh

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 12:38:16 »
I hope I can get one

Offline Capsy

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 16:57:47 »
Hypeeeeee

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Offline Chippy

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 17:13:43 »
here we go
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline dRnRcRr

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 23:34:12 »
Teal Gang

Offline slayermusiq

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 23:34:23 »
Let's go! Much love for the S+R Community <3

Offline trumanomar

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 05:21:11 »
Let's go, GL EVERYONE

Offline nathanchere

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 08:59:35 »
Good luck!

Offline nathanchere

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 09:03:00 »
****. ILimkb sold out in under 2 minutes

Offline bball2

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 09:23:05 »
I think deskhero was under a minute?

Super happy that a Canadian vendor is getting boards for group buys like this! Jerrold and the team over at desk hero really do a great job. They spent a bunch of time testing different systems yesterday to make sure things run smooth, got feedback from users, and are active/friendly on discord through the whole process.  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Sat, 27 February 2021, 10:55:15 by bball2 »

Offline haystack

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 09:25:28 »
Did my part to free up a spot by bailing on Cannon Keys at the part where the cart price for the basic keyboard was US$585. Obviously I missed a memo.

Offline tonetizzley

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 09:45:02 »
Got lucky and landed one though CK! So hyped for midnight teal. I'm usually pretty conservative with my color choices so this is uncharted territory

Offline Kings

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 10:05:49 »
Did my part to free up a spot by bailing on Cannon Keys at the part where the cart price for the basic keyboard was US$585. Obviously I missed a memo.

I was curious about this as well. Price on GB post was different than what was on CannonKeys. Must have been a last minute change?

Offline DukeEsquire

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 10:08:18 »
Did my part to free up a spot by bailing on Cannon Keys at the part where the cart price for the basic keyboard was US$585. Obviously I missed a memo.

I was curious about this as well. Price on GB post was different than what was on CannonKeys. Must have been a last minute change?

It was a price error. They are refunding people the extra amount.

Offline DukeEsquire

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 10:09:08 »
Did my part to free up a spot by bailing on Cannon Keys at the part where the cart price for the basic keyboard was US$585. Obviously I missed a memo.

Oof. It was a price error and they are fixing it for everyone.

I saw the same thing, but went with it anyways.

Offline YESWEKEN

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 10:32:49 »
Will badges be available anywhere for purchase without having to buy the weight along with it?
I didn't get in on a R2 board so the extra weight+badge set that's currently available on Cannon Keys is kinda pointless for me...

Offline bball2

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 10:38:52 »
Will badges be available anywhere for purchase without having to buy the weight along with it?
I didn't get in on a R2 board so the extra weight+badge set that's currently available on Cannon Keys is kinda pointless for me...

Looks like it, from the interest check:

"We are only selling weight & badges as a bundle right now during the GB.  We will be ordering a lot of extra badges only to stock in our S+R store incase any R1 or R2 owners are looking for just a badge."

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110985.msg3018367#msg3018367

Offline YESWEKEN

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 10:40:07 »
Will badges be available anywhere for purchase without having to buy the weight along with it?
I didn't get in on a R2 board so the extra weight+badge set that's currently available on Cannon Keys is kinda pointless for me...

Looks like it, from the interest check:

"We are only selling weight & badges as a bundle right now during the GB.  We will be ordering a lot of extra badges only to stock in our S+R store incase any R1 or R2 owners are looking for just a badge."

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110985.msg3018367#msg3018367


awesome,. thanks

Offline Kings

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 11:26:05 »
Did my part to free up a spot by bailing on Cannon Keys at the part where the cart price for the basic keyboard was US$585. Obviously I missed a memo.

I was curious about this as well. Price on GB post was different than what was on CannonKeys. Must have been a last minute change?

It was a price error. They are refunding people the extra amount.

That's great to hear. Where did you find this out?

Offline HelloThisIsDog

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 11:50:26 »
Did my part to free up a spot by bailing on Cannon Keys at the part where the cart price for the basic keyboard was US$585. Obviously I missed a memo.

I was curious about this as well. Price on GB post was different than what was on CannonKeys. Must have been a last minute change?

It was a price error. They are refunding people the extra amount.

That's great to hear. Where did you find this out?

It’s posted everywhere in the smith and rune discord

Offline lbaron

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 12:21:28 »
Thank you everyone who participated today. The only hiccup I know of was the pricing error on the back end of CK pulling from iron180. That was fixed midway through the GB and refunds have begun to be issued to those affected by it.

Offline Rockets.

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 13:00:28 »
SO pumped I got my hands on a teal, thank you Desk hero <3



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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 15:39:14 »

Offline RobbyRobsen

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 23:03:44 »
Just out of curiosity - can you list the number of EU raffle participants to see the odds against one has lost/won?

Also: are we notified if we didn't win the raffle?

Offline MediocreTurtle

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 06:55:42 »
Just out of curiosity - can you list the number of EU raffle participants to see the odds against one has lost/won?

Also: are we notified if we didn't win the raffle?
No emails if you don't win

Offline Llamakob

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 15:37:00 »
Just out of curiosity - can you list the number of EU raffle participants to see the odds against one has lost/won?

Also: are we notified if we didn't win the raffle?

IIRC necroman said 1/3 in the MKB discord

Offline MediocreTurtle

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 15:42:58 »
Cool, won the raffle. Now to hope that paying goes smooth tomorrow and then waiting begins

Offline AshF

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 02:21:42 »
Couldn't be happier paying for an invoice

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Offline El_Jackador

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 04:25:41 »
I had a spot and because I didn't check my emails between 8pm last night and 9am this morning, I lost my spot.

You literally have to be in the mykeybaords discord to know whats going on as the information from Smith and Rune isn't enough

This is really sad

Offline DEG_2196

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 06:52:55 »
I had a spot and because I didn't check my emails between 8pm last night and 9am this morning, I lost my spot.

You literally have to be in the mykeybaords discord to know whats going on as the information from Smith and Rune isn't enough

This is really sad

Damn, that's a tough one. I was lucky enough to secure one from MKB but I made sure i was in ALL the relevant discords before GB start. Smith + Rune aren't responsible for vendor communications.

Offline El_Jackador

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 07:23:43 »
I had a spot and because I didn't check my emails between 8pm last night and 9am this morning, I lost my spot.

You literally have to be in the mykeybaords discord to know whats going on as the information from Smith and Rune isn't enough

This is really sad

Damn, that's a tough one. I was lucky enough to secure one from MKB but I made sure i was in ALL the relevant discords before GB start. Smith + Rune aren't responsible for vendor communications.

Yeah, you're right! I honestly didn't even know mykeyboards had a discord so I thought I was fully prepared but sadly it just wasn't meant to be!

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 10:30:38 »
What is the color code for the midnight teal

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 12:15:37 »
SK:1296SeriouslyBeautiful

Thank me later

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 12:26:08 »
I had a spot and because I didn't check my emails between 8pm last night and 9am this morning, I lost my spot.

You literally have to be in the mykeybaords discord to know whats going on as the information from Smith and Rune isn't enough

This is really sad
Tough one. Allowing a grace period of 24h should be affordable? Grace period for payment of the invoice was 6hours? Guess i was just lucky checking mails at the right time.

ps. mail modified to make my point clearer
« Last Edit: Tue, 02 March 2021, 12:38:11 by cigs_coffee »

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 12:26:47 »
SK:1296SeriouslyBeautiful

Thank me later
I was not able to find anything for sk1296 :o was that a reply to my color question?

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Offline El_Jackador

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 12:31:55 »
I had a spot and because I didn't check my emails between 8pm last night and 9am this morning, I lost my spot.

You literally have to be in the mykeybaords discord to know whats going on as the information from Smith and Rune isn't enough

This is really sad
Tough one. A grace period of 24h should be affordable? Grace period for payment of the invoice was 6hours? Guess i was just lucky checking mails at the right time.

It wasn't a grace period of 24 hours, you had between 8pm and 9am the next day if you knew thats when the emails were sent out and I wasn't on the mykeyboards discord

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 14:50:32 »
It wasn't a grace period of 24 hours, you had between 8pm and 9am the next day if you knew thats when the emails were sent out and I wasn't on the mykeyboards discord

Yeah it's quite ****ty. There's no good reason why they can't give at least 48 hours to pay, especially given that there's no forewarning if you actually 'won' in the raffle and ****-house communication in general from them. I would say to email them in this instance and hope for the best but given my previous experience with MyKeyboards customer service I wouldn't expect much.

Offline gex

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 19:16:35 »
payment deadline was not 9am but 8pm so most of the people had more than 20 hours to pay. as it was announced on their discord:

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All invoices are OUT.   Everyone has till 02/03/2021 20:00 CET to pay their invoices. Not paid by then and your invoice will get cancelled.

well, last comment was about the payment but the original was about the config form.
« Last Edit: Wed, 03 March 2021, 19:27:06 by gex »

Offline LASERman Projects

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 06:05:27 »
The rules on the raffle were clear announcing ahead there will be only hours to pay the invoice.
There was clear email saying you have won the spot.
There was standard PayPal invoice email.
In my case it was nearly 18 hrs to pay.

It is pretty clear those sought after boards are acquired by paying special attention.

Offline GingGing

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune, Round 2
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 11:07:48 »
Finally R2!