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Title: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - Shipping)
Post by: Pwner on Thu, 26 September 2019, 08:09:28
(https://i.imgur.com/VML9M6R.jpg)

Date: September 28th, 5PM EST
Interest Check Thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101303.0)


Pricing & Availability:
Group Buy Close: October 12th, 2019
ETA: Late January 2020


Specs & Features:


Layout support:
(https://i.imgur.com/L5aNwYT.png)


FAQ:


More pics:
(https://i.imgur.com/bz2gGmG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0x0G18O.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bruLyVl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rEP0XYc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kPRMCz4.jpg)

Build stream & typing test courtesy of Jae from Top Clack (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asHe4EGUCd0)


Hang out with us:


Special thanks:
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: Pwner on Thu, 26 September 2019, 08:09:53
Oct 14th, 2018 - Orders compiled from proxies and submitted for production.
Dec 5th, 2019 - Everything is currently in production and on track to meet the estimated ship date.
Dec 17th, 2019 - Boards are currently being anodized.
Dec 26th, 2019 - PCB's have finished production and have been shipped to vendors.
Jan 6th, 2020 - All vendors have received the PCB's.  Cases are still finishing up being anodized, goal still remains to have them done and shipped to vendors before CNY. (~Jan. 25th)
Feb 15th, 2020 - Orders are currently preparing for shipping, some people have received tracking info already.  Depending on region, order #/color, etc., the exact shipment date may differ.  Please bare with us.
March 8th, 2020 - Cannonkeys extras on sale Saturday March 14th @ 10am EST.
April 3rd, 2020 - EU boards have been shipped to MYKB.
May 20th, 2020 - Cannonkeys and Yushakobo both 100% complete.  Few replacements currently being sent out by MyKb.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 27 September 2019, 08:44:25
Approved!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: Wilba on Fri, 27 September 2019, 08:52:40
(https://media.giphy.com/media/MhiPjJeUOo3U4/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: hughtrue on Fri, 27 September 2019, 08:55:46
This is so cute, I may get it for my ipad setup.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: mrpetrov on Fri, 27 September 2019, 08:55:54
Such a cool and indulgent board (blockers on a 40? Yes please!).

Had the chance to feel and type on a proto in Japan recently and it felt and sounded wonderful, so I'll be going in on it!
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: wholypantalones on Fri, 27 September 2019, 10:47:56
This is really nice!
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: cuongcan2020 on Fri, 27 September 2019, 11:11:59
Any estimate on the shipping date?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: Pwner on Fri, 27 September 2019, 19:42:10
Any estimate on the shipping date?

Sorry for not listing this, I have now added it to the OP but we are estimating a late January shipping date.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: Prelim on Sat, 28 September 2019, 05:58:01
love the design ;) any TKL version planned?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 28 September 2019, 16:06:52
Cannonkeys (https://cannonkeys.com/collections/group-buy/products/gb-equinox-keyboard)
Mykeyboard.eu (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/ion-x-ai03-equinox-keyboard_1249/)
Yushakobo (https://yushakobo.jp/shop/gb-equinox/)
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: pino38 on Sat, 28 September 2019, 20:29:36
damn. i was really hoping for a plate option. Going to have to pass and settle for a neuron




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Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 28 September 2019, 20:52:17
damn. i was really hoping for a plate option. Going to have to pass and settle for a neuron



The plate file will be available.  I have no problem organizing something if people need help sourcing one.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: mrpetrov on Sat, 28 September 2019, 21:32:22
I'v bought mine, blue grey. Initially I went for WK on the basis that a 40 needs every key available - but then I realized that a key point of identity of this board is that it's a WKL 40, so I changed my preference to WKL.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: _PixelNinja on Sun, 29 September 2019, 02:51:14
Picked one up too. Went with standard top + black finish. I blame Jae.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: Lil on Sun, 29 September 2019, 03:11:07
damn. i was really hoping for a plate option. Going to have to pass and settle for a neuron



The plate file will be available.  I have no problem organizing something if people need help sourcing one.
That would be helpful ty

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Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: lanyusea on Sun, 29 September 2019, 03:13:43
what's the color of this sample?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: octix on Sun, 29 September 2019, 07:52:15
Its very tempting
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Sun, 29 September 2019, 08:50:46
I got a rose gold one because I'm unoriginal lol. This is going to be my first 40% custom. Thanks for the option of having a 1u + 1.25u enter option so us colemak Bois can eat. I'm definitely interested in some plate options if you provide them
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: walletburner on Sun, 29 September 2019, 13:35:11
glws!
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: Klyback on Mon, 30 September 2019, 05:39:49
Which vendor should I choose If I want it delivered to Dubai?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
Post by: blacksimon on Mon, 30 September 2019, 05:55:44
Which vendor should I choose If I want it delivered to Dubai?


I suggest using a proxy like shopandship and choosing a US vendor (they underdeclare)

Else, whatever is the cheapest source, since shipping will be expensive to dubai anyways
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: aeryxz on Tue, 01 October 2019, 01:45:19
Any hhkb tops avail?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: Wilba on Tue, 01 October 2019, 01:54:25
ne red ano avail?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: blacksimon on Wed, 02 October 2019, 06:28:50
I am strongly considering buying Enquinox

If I buy this keyboard, will I be cool?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: Lil on Wed, 02 October 2019, 06:41:26
I am strongly considering buying Enquinox

If I buy this keyboard, will I be cool?

Only if you use ISO
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: RETURNISO on Wed, 02 October 2019, 06:46:09
Lol, i would say the good Sir, Simon have paid his ISO duties :p
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: mrpetrov on Wed, 02 October 2019, 08:03:21
I am strongly considering buying Enquinox

If I buy this keyboard, will I be cool?

can't polish a turd man
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: blacksimon on Thu, 03 October 2019, 00:16:46
I am strongly considering buying Enquinox

If I buy this keyboard, will I be cool?

can't polish a turd man

pepehands
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: switchnollie on Thu, 03 October 2019, 13:31:46
Cool PCB mount design :cool:

Don't think I've seen that one yet 🤠
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: switchnollie on Thu, 03 October 2019, 13:33:55
Can we get background info on the name of the keyboard?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: itunesacc on Fri, 04 October 2019, 10:57:20
Sorry but, can anyone tell what is the name of keycap in the first picture?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: thearctican on Fri, 04 October 2019, 14:13:04
Can we get background info on the name of the keyboard?

GB started close to the autumnal equinox, and the board is roughly symmetric. But that's just me speculating.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 05 October 2019, 01:17:14
what's the color of this sample?

That proto was supposed to be the ral 7016 but the fab that did this proto run made it quite a bit lighter than we wanted.  We won't be using them for the group buy units and we have far more faith in who will be doing them to get the colors we are after.


I'm definitely interested in some plate options if you provide them

Finalizing the plate, once I have a sample and confirm it's good, I will post the file.


glws!

Same to you!


I am strongly considering buying Enquinox

If I buy this keyboard, will I be cool?

You aren't and no.


Sorry but, can anyone tell what is the name of keycap in the first picture?

Mix of 9009 and Muted.


Can we get background info on the name of the keyboard?

I wish there was a cool story here but ai and I are just fans of space related things.  All credit to ai for the name.

Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 05 October 2019, 23:00:28
https://imgur.com/a/n13eqkV

Render Gallery of available colors courtesy of ai03
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: MMKB on Mon, 07 October 2019, 11:42:57
I gave up the struggling and joined for a blue gray WKL 💰💰💰
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
Post by: D3LTA on Wed, 09 October 2019, 12:13:38
Joined! I got a blue grey. Curious to see how the sales #s looking for the US, x/100?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - Preparing for production)
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 15 October 2019, 05:26:09
If you have not filled/received an options form, please let myself, ai or upas know asap.  The form will be locked in the next day or so [accounting for proxy/timezones], no changes after that.

(https://i.imgur.com/gdgQozX.png) (https://i.imgur.com/t9ixXAM.png)


Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - Preparing for production)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Tue, 15 October 2019, 08:15:51
If you have not filled/received an options form, please let myself, ai or upas know asap.  The form will be locked in the next day or so [accounting for proxy/timezones], no changes after that.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/gdgQozX.png)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/t9ixXAM.png)



Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success!  :thumb:
I never got the option for Japan Blue during the Cannonkeys buy or in the editable form. Is that colorway restricted by locale? I'm in NA
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - Preparing for production)
Post by: mrpetrov on Tue, 15 October 2019, 09:16:47
If you have not filled/received an options form, please let myself, ai or upas know asap.  The form will be locked in the next day or so [accounting for proxy/timezones], no changes after that.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/gdgQozX.png)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/t9ixXAM.png)



Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success!  :thumb:
I never got the option for Japan Blue during the Cannonkeys buy or in the editable form. Is that colorway restricted by locale? I'm in NA

Yeah, IIRC it was a japan-only color.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - Preparing for production)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Tue, 15 October 2019, 09:54:20
If you have not filled/received an options form, please let myself, ai or upas know asap.  The form will be locked in the next day or so [accounting for proxy/timezones], no changes after that.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/gdgQozX.png)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/t9ixXAM.png)



Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success!  :thumb:
I never got the option for Japan Blue during the Cannonkeys buy or in the editable form. Is that colorway restricted by locale? I'm in NA

Yeah, IIRC it was a japan-only color.
Lame
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: MMKB on Fri, 06 December 2019, 17:30:40
Any updates or pictures?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: Pwner on Sun, 29 December 2019, 01:07:53
Any updates or pictures?

I haven't bumped the thread when I post updates but I have been updating the 2nd post when I get them.  I realize now that is a bit inconvenient for everyone so I will be sure to make a post as well when I have an update to give.  Here is a couple quick pics as well for those that have missed the updates on either myself or ai's discords:

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/593014562769338368/650910329563381761/image0.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/593014562769338368/650910330217562122/image1.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/593014562769338368/660027559613956107/image0.jpg)

Boards are currently in ano, I will post more when I have more images.  PCB's have completed production and are on their way to the vendors.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: MMKB on Sun, 29 December 2019, 01:52:45
 :cool: Looking good! Thank you for updating the thread regularly! Happy holiday and hope they turn out great.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: Pwner on Mon, 06 January 2020, 09:13:47
All vendors have received the PCB's.  Cases are still finishing up being anodized, goal still remains to have them done and shipped to vendors before CNY. (~Jan. 25th)
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: _PixelNinja on Mon, 06 January 2020, 11:01:15
Nice. Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: menuhin on Mon, 06 January 2020, 15:34:30
Just dropping a message to express my envious feeling:

I think the Equinox will be a top staggered 40% keyboard among all other 40% designs.
Hope I had enough cash when this GB launched so that I can join this as Pwner watches over the production by himself.

Looking forward to the final products!
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: MMKB on Mon, 06 January 2020, 18:04:57
Thanks for the update. Same feeling here. I feel that it's going to be the unicorn of 40% (staggered) when people finish the build.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: Merked on Wed, 29 January 2020, 20:38:17
There going to be extra?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: cuongcan2020 on Mon, 10 February 2020, 22:13:47
Hi, any updates? It is almost mid Feb.  :(
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Mon, 10 February 2020, 22:51:16
Hi, any updates? It is almost mid Feb.  :(
There was an update in the Polaris thread that stated delays were happening due to the coronavirus This is most likely in the same boat.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: bigapplepietart on Wed, 12 February 2020, 08:31:18
These look so nice, too bad I missed the GB...
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 15 February 2020, 10:25:57
Hi, any updates? It is almost mid Feb.  :(
There was an update in the Polaris thread that stated delays were happening due to the coronavirus This is most likely in the same boat.

Yes, this is correct.  We are currently awaiting everyone getting back to work.  Work was originally scheduled to resume on Feb. 2nd but has since been pushed back twice due to the virus.  We will update as soon as we have solid info on when work will resume.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Sat, 15 February 2020, 10:38:33
Hi, any updates? It is almost mid Feb.  :(
There was an update in the Polaris thread that stated delays were happening due to the coronavirus This is most likely in the same boat.

Yes, this is correct.  We are currently awaiting everyone getting back to work.  Work was originally scheduled to resume on Feb. 2nd but has since been pushed back twice due to the virus.  We will update as soon as we have solid info on when work will resume.
I just got a shipment message from cannonkeys :|
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: mrpetrov on Sat, 15 February 2020, 11:05:32
shipping email just in :eyes:
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: Pwner on Sat, 15 February 2020, 11:08:27
Cannonkeys orders should start to receive emails, we are working out Mykb and YK orders.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Wed, 19 February 2020, 08:09:41
Have the qmk configs been added to master for this board? Mine comes in tomorrow, and I couldn't find any under ai03's directory
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: NRbigfoot on Wed, 19 February 2020, 08:38:51
What's the difference between the rev0 and rev1 hex files for via? Proto vs final product pcb?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - In production)
Post by: Pwner on Wed, 19 February 2020, 08:42:08
What's the difference between the rev0 and rev1 hex files for via? Proto vs final product pcb?

Yep
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - Shipping)
Post by: tex_live_utility on Fri, 06 March 2020, 22:31:06
Possibly a stupid question, but is this 3M sticky tape stuff meant to be cut into strips and applied to the cutouts in the case?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - Shipping)
Post by: That_One_Brodie on Sun, 08 March 2020, 01:03:15
Will there be any extras? Missed the GB
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - Shipping)
Post by: kurple on Sun, 08 March 2020, 04:38:14
Possibly a stupid question, but is this 3M sticky tape stuff meant to be cut into strips and applied to the cutouts in the case?
There's pre-cut notches for the tabs which are inserted below the pcb on the bottom case.

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Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Closed - Shipping)
Post by: Pwner on Mon, 09 March 2020, 16:01:18
Cannonkeys extras will be live this Saturday the 14th @10am EST
(A & B-stock as well as both wkl & standard will be available)
https://cannonkeys.com/ (https://cannonkeys.com/)
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Closed - Shipping)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Mon, 09 March 2020, 16:16:21
Cannonkeys extras will be live this Saturday the 14th @10am EST
(A & B-stock as well as both wkl & standard will be available)
https://cannonkeys.com/ (https://cannonkeys.com/)
Those extra's will NOT have any of the Japan blue colorway, correct?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Closed - Shipping)
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 10 March 2020, 05:54:05
Cannonkeys extras will be live this Saturday the 14th @10am EST
(A & B-stock as well as both wkl & standard will be available)
https://cannonkeys.com/ (https://cannonkeys.com/)
Those extra's will NOT have any of the Japan blue colorway, correct?

Correct.  If there are any, those would only be from Yusha Kobo.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - Shipping)
Post by: KuroTheCrazy on Tue, 10 March 2020, 08:07:57
Damn, really hoping I can pick up one of the extras! Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Closed - Shipping)
Post by: chits on Tue, 10 March 2020, 13:49:59
Cannonkeys extras will be live this Saturday the 14th @10am EST
(A & B-stock as well as both wkl & standard will be available)
https://cannonkeys.com/ (https://cannonkeys.com/)
Will extras be priced differently than the GB units?
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (GB Closed - Shipping)
Post by: bigapplepietart on Sat, 14 March 2020, 09:07:09
Scooped up a Dark Grey WKL, can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Closed - Shipping)
Post by: KuroTheCrazy on Wed, 18 March 2020, 08:35:22
Cannonkeys extras will be live this Saturday the 14th @10am EST
(A & B-stock as well as both wkl & standard will be available)
https://cannonkeys.com/ (https://cannonkeys.com/)

Are the other vendors going to be listing extras at some point?