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Title: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: voxkey on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:25:39
IRON180 by Smith + Rune
 
(https://i.imgur.com/zHcZoxa.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/DOA4lxE.png)



With the group buy for our debut board, IRON165 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101470.0), in its final stages, we thought now would be great time to present the next board in the Iron series, the IRON180 tenkeyless keyboard.

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Features


Supported Layouts

(https://i.imgur.com/w0NyRrB.png)

Pricing and Vendors

Updates coming soon!

Colors and Options

Updates coming soon!



FEA Plate Analysis

More

Keyboard plate FEA analysis was needed to measure deflection and try to achieve a uniform plate deflection distribution across the keyboard.  This was a continuation of the work done on our Iron165 Keyboard.  You can read more up on it here and our testing methodology:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101470.0
For the Iron180 I started with the same basic principles but instead of starting from scratch I imported a lot of the design features from the Iron165, added some relief cuts to better suit a TKL and began modeling.  The first results were less than ideal, as expected working with a much larger plate.  Here are the initial results.

(https://i.imgur.com/6BVc8X2.png)

Results had a large range from 0.2532mm down to 0.0990mm.  The upper relief cuts needed to start disappearing quickly to even this up.

(https://i.imgur.com/S9pcwiE.png)

Much better in the upper left, but bottom row still wasnít where we wanted it.

(https://i.imgur.com/KL2bJH7.png)

Horizontal cuts below the ĎBí key really helped get them in line.  Plus added a lot of cuts between mod keys

(https://i.imgur.com/8qS8CLs.png)

Removed more relief cuts from the top, and added a connection in one to lower the right bracket key value.  Also added a connection beneath the ĎBí key but it added way to much support.

(https://i.imgur.com/Rd1ZRmd.png)

More small changes, reverted ĎBí key connection

(https://i.imgur.com/oEtSngw.png)

More a quality of life, replaced all the ugly cuts at the top with the mod relief cuts, cleaned up more spots.

(https://i.imgur.com/2WMMJh5.png)

This was intended to be the final one but I wanted to run more test to see what difference adding some cuts to the number row would make on the alphas below them.

(https://i.imgur.com/dkZfp7K.png)

Finalized plate!



Monochrome - Renders by MacSurfy

(https://i.imgur.com/zHcZoxa.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/MS1BeGI.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/DOA4lxE.png)

Graen - Renders by Abec

(https://i.imgur.com/wFDX4cC.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/5U7Jwrk.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/waB0Wag.png)

Black Lotus - Renders by Abec

(https://i.imgur.com/S2gbTvW.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/BukogmS.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/bnQULUJ.png)

Botanical - Renders by Abec

(https://i.imgur.com/okvbCdP.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/P5igQsQ.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/QF2vDHr.png)

Special Thanks

Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Bhk1004 on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:25:58
first. Owned.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: voxkey on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:26:13
reserved
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Zeelobby on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:26:34
Fuuuuudge. Ok. Gotta get in on this. Been wanting a tkl this year.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: jmsp0511 on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:27:58
Looking good looking good!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Jaltr on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:30:20
Very excited!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Crack85 on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:30:28
In!! Looks sweet

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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Jaltr on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:30:54
How limited will this be? 100 for NA like the 165?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: urbantheii on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:31:07
GIMME THE IRON
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: ttom on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:31:28
really regret not getting the 165, will definitely try my luck with this
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Furikurichemy on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:31:58
ooooh yesss.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: pengoot02 on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:33:05
with your plate it seems like you started out with keycults public no.2 plate files 🤔
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: stopitsme on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:36:03
100% in for this
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Tekniqs on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:36:36
oh my!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: terrad on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:36:48
The second piece of my IRON collection!

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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: self on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:42:14
Very interesting!
Will try to join the GB!

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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Captain Shwah on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:43:18
uhyup, lookin really good!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: iNViSiBiLiTi on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:44:02
how come you never measured the spacebar? I'm afraid it's going to feel stiff because of that mounting position. 
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: evorus5 on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:46:29
Yeeeeeahhh.
I'ma need one.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: ninlawen on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:49:01
Consider my interest checked.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Lormania on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:49:47
Looks great!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: baobaozi on Sun, 22 March 2020, 19:55:15
Looking good!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Hawksmoor on Sun, 22 March 2020, 20:03:07
Yep. Looks amazing. 100% in.
Can't come soon enough
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sun, 22 March 2020, 20:10:19
Yes.

What else do I need to say?


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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: 7empest on Sun, 22 March 2020, 20:11:14
Very nice. I am interested!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: lbaron on Sun, 22 March 2020, 20:12:12
how come you never measured the spacebar? I'm afraid it's going to feel stiff because of that mounting position.

I just measure it and it's is a little stiffer than the rest of the alphas.  A little more centered around the gasket relief cut on the Tsangan buttom.  I will keep working and tweaking it for the spacebar to make it more consistent with the alphas.  Thank you for raising the question :)

(https://i.imgur.com/eIFHddK.png)
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: GPrix on Sun, 22 March 2020, 20:13:31
My feelings were a little hurt when I missed the first round, now I'm completely salivating! Heck yes with this one. 💯
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: blizzara01 on Sun, 22 March 2020, 20:15:12
I fooled myself that this will be a 1800 layout based on the name. Any renders of bottom?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: DeadFalcon on Sun, 22 March 2020, 20:18:53
...need...

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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: bthezebra on Sun, 22 March 2020, 20:29:40
Love the philosophy of 165 def would like to try the TKL
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Aiwanei on Sun, 22 March 2020, 20:34:47
You had me at TKL.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: kiyoboardasmr on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:03:19
Really liked Iron165 but I am a TKL user. I will definitely try to snatch one of these :)
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: evorus5 on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:05:29
Wait. But does the plate reach convergence in your FEA!?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Abdallah9 on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:10:25
I am so excited for another S&R board. Just one question, will you offer WKL as an option?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: voxkey on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:15:59
I am so excited for another S&R board. Just one question, will you offer WKL as an option?

Yep! We just haven't had it rendered just yet!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: psvntrm on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:18:26
Hot swap?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Novafish on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:18:44
wkl?  :-*
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: are2dcrz on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:28:07
in! going to be my first custom, if i get lucky
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: hmfactor on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:37:14
oh rip my wallet i guess
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: upas on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:49:48
Nice.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: tex_live_utility on Sun, 22 March 2020, 21:52:16
 I assume the GB for this will be a bloodbath, but I'll start saving up anyway.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: ilikerustoo on Sun, 22 March 2020, 22:21:05
I'm in
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Langelandia on Sun, 22 March 2020, 22:26:05
with your plate it seems like you started out with keycults public no.2 plate files 🤔
lulwut

First - nope. that's not how it was done.
Second - you intentionally typed "public" - had they used them (which they didn't) why is your comment even valid? They made them public for people to use...

"I see you've used the Drop-owned public forum, Geekhack, to post your [IC] 🤔" <---this is how you sound

Apologies for being spicy - but your comment does nothing positive for anyone.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Cardistryan on Sun, 22 March 2020, 22:36:51
Would love to see the smith & rune logo somewhere on the front, even if subtle. I really want that extra designer detail like the iron165 if you would consider it :)
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Surefoot on Sun, 22 March 2020, 22:56:59
That dark green color in the first picture is amazing. Hope it's to be one of the options.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: lbaron on Sun, 22 March 2020, 23:01:48
Would love to see the smith & rune logo somewhere on the front, even if subtle. I really want that extra designer detail like the iron165 if you would consider it :)

So for a logo and f13, our idea is to include an artisan anodized and matched to the color of the top case for a couple reasons.
Not a lot of keycaps sets cover f13, this way it blends right into the case and doesnít stand out like a sore thumb. Second, if you don't like branding cause I know there are TKL purist you can remove it all together. And lastly, if you do have a F13 keyset you can simply use F13 key and move it to escape or another location if you like the logo.

We liked the idea of people being able to reuse the badge or extra badges purchased with the Iron165 but couldnít find a good fit for it on the board.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: WeathermanKarlos on Sun, 22 March 2020, 23:09:44
Looks great!

So for a logo and f13, our idea is to include an artisan anodized and matched to the color of the top case for a couple reasons.

IMO, a logo engraving above the arrow keys generally looks good on TKLs. I think the artisan idea is neat, but I joined the aeboards Aegis GB and they did a similar thing with a custom Rama cap. I love the board, but have literally never seen a picture with someone using the keycap. Just my two cents.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sun, 22 March 2020, 23:13:34
Would love to see the smith & rune logo somewhere on the front, even if subtle. I really want that extra designer detail like the iron165 if you would consider it :)

So for a logo and f13, our idea is to include an artisan anodized and matched to the color of the top case for a couple reasons.
Not a lot of keycaps sets cover f13, this way it blends right into the case and doesnít stand out like a sore thumb. Second, if you don't like branding cause I know there are TKL purist you can remove it all together. And lastly, if you do have a F13 keyset you can simply use F13 key and move it to escape or another location if you like the logo.

We liked the idea of people being able to reuse the badge or extra badges purchased with the Iron165 but couldnít find a good fit for it on the board.

I think itís a great idea. I agree with your logic and love the flexibility to have the branding if you want it and skip it if you donít. Plus having a cap for F13 when sets donít cover it. Brilliant!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: DurtyKurty on Sun, 22 March 2020, 23:20:02
This is exactly what I've been looking for to go with the GMK botanical that I ordered! Either that dark green, or that white would be amazing!! Looking good, will buy.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: jpg2401 on Sun, 22 March 2020, 23:25:25
I cannot wait for the WKL renders!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: PotatoTM on Sun, 22 March 2020, 23:42:32
Am a fan of f13 keys in general, looking forward to this!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: kabocha on Sun, 22 March 2020, 23:55:01
Love the momentum and congrats on launching the IC! Looking forward to the GB. Might be my very first TKL!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: mta on Mon, 23 March 2020, 00:09:50
Looking forward to the GB
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: thornkin on Mon, 23 March 2020, 00:35:26
Just got in the market for a TKL and I prefer f13 so this ticks many of my boxes. Looks really good.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: stepstone82 on Mon, 23 March 2020, 00:45:46
interesting relief cuts. 100% in.

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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: endjy on Mon, 23 March 2020, 00:52:04
LOVE IT 100000%!!!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: L8T on Mon, 23 March 2020, 01:02:53
I NEED THIS! Super excited for more renders!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: gautema on Mon, 23 March 2020, 01:03:19
Looks really nice. Good luck guys!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Owl on Mon, 23 March 2020, 01:24:43
Well I guess I have no choice but to get one of these.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: delrn on Mon, 23 March 2020, 02:59:24
I need this in my life.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: hkiri on Mon, 23 March 2020, 03:10:43
Hyped for WKL!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Kristof on Mon, 23 March 2020, 03:30:09
I'm in!

If you will make founders edition and standard edition like iron165 i hope i can snatch one FE from raffle or something :)
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: AcroNiseR on Mon, 23 March 2020, 04:11:50
This looks awesome and has ISO support :D Gonna try grabbing one of these as a work keyboard.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: GMK83 on Mon, 23 March 2020, 07:04:26
Looks great!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: eniigma on Mon, 23 March 2020, 08:20:25
looks incredible!  :thumb:

great work guys!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: razz on Mon, 23 March 2020, 08:42:21
Awesome board, I'm specifically looking for a TKL with F13 and this one looks stunning.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: voxkey on Mon, 23 March 2020, 08:58:32
Thanks, everyone, for all the kind words and interest. In the true spirit of an interest check, we still have some small details to finalize and the initial reactions and constructive feedback helps immensely.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: kzwai on Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:15:56
finally, a tkl!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: dietonto on Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:59:40
Very Interested...

Great job Smith + Rune team!!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: OmniSzron on Mon, 23 March 2020, 11:05:06
Damn, your boards look so goddamn clean. Love it. I wasn't considering getting a TKL with all the fine 75% boards floating around, but this looks so good, that I will definitely try and get it once the GB rolls along.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: of_sam on Mon, 23 March 2020, 13:32:58
Another s-tier. I'm obsessed already.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: alwayswarren on Mon, 23 March 2020, 17:52:48
My bank acc is ready boys.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: willdta on Tue, 24 March 2020, 09:42:18
Will you offer a hotswap pcb version?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Tue, 24 March 2020, 16:23:55
Oh man this looks beautiful. I'm hoping to make this my first keyboard group buy purchase. Any idea on how much one of these kits will cost, an estimate?
Thanks
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: SryImBadAtNaming on Tue, 24 March 2020, 21:23:19
Looks really nice! It's too bad that I can't really afford it right now :(
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: voxkey on Wed, 25 March 2020, 11:32:01
Oh man this looks beautiful. I'm hoping to make this my first keyboard group buy purchase. Any idea on how much one of these kits will cost, an estimate?
Thanks

We're still finalizing some of the details so nothing concrete just yet. We'll continue to update the IC here though when we have more info.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: myflowsocold on Wed, 25 March 2020, 11:34:29
100% in! This looks incredible - been meaning to add a TKL to my rotation
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 25 March 2020, 11:54:54
I love this the more I see it. I already have a Rama Works U80-A ordered though, so I may not be able to swing it. We'll see. Best of luck with the GB either way. Hope everyone is staying healthy and safe from the coronavirus.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Wed, 25 March 2020, 12:01:07
Oh man this looks beautiful. I'm hoping to make this my first keyboard group buy purchase. Any idea on how much one of these kits will cost, an estimate?
Thanks

We're still finalizing some of the details so nothing concrete just yet. We'll continue to update the IC here though when we have more info.
Awesome, thanks for the reply. I am hyped for this one.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: midnatwili on Wed, 25 March 2020, 14:01:43
I am literally ready to buy these boards. I hope this keyboard would not be some kind of raffle like Keycult ones, those are impossible to get
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: delrn on Wed, 25 March 2020, 14:41:31
I am literally ready to buy these boards. I hope this keyboard would not be some kind of raffle like Keycult ones, those are impossible to get
Itís very likely going to be FCFS or a raffle-style sale


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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: jokeem on Wed, 25 March 2020, 17:40:59
I've been waiting for a tkl. I hope to get in on this one.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Solotov on Wed, 25 March 2020, 19:06:29
The plate looks really nice for the typing feel. Any chance to include foam inside the case to improve the typing sound?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: isaackang7 on Wed, 25 March 2020, 19:07:18
Im in


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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: trustworthy on Wed, 25 March 2020, 20:11:27
really regret not getting the 165, will definitely try my luck with this

Same - Really wanted that plum color. This looks nice tho.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: ActuallySeph on Wed, 25 March 2020, 22:23:55
Would appreciate if we can have a look at the back side of the board and an inside blast view too in the future renders.

Also, I want to ask if you would be offering a WKL version?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Pachriksu on Thu, 26 March 2020, 10:49:41
wow, this is nice :)
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: dereknt on Thu, 26 March 2020, 13:47:57
EZ PZ, instant cop
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Ruediger87 on Thu, 26 March 2020, 15:42:50
Omg yes please. Sign me up for +1!  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: lbaron on Thu, 26 March 2020, 15:56:48
Would appreciate if we can have a look at the back side of the board and an inside blast view too in the future renders.

Also, I want to ask if you would be offering a WKL version?

Iíll be getting the remaining files for the bottom design to Abec for rendering soon.  The inside of the board is largely unchanged from the Iron165 to give you an idea of the construction. All chamfers and filets are the same from the Iron165.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Rilow on Thu, 26 March 2020, 18:26:38
Looks good. Would love to see a render of red with GMK Darling.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: MOON on Thu, 26 March 2020, 19:08:45
My body is not ready.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Dafraz117 on Thu, 26 March 2020, 20:45:05
Want this


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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: kronograf on Fri, 27 March 2020, 14:22:55
in

again
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: JamCrumpet on Fri, 27 March 2020, 22:21:22
I'm really happy it comes with ISO :D I originally saw the IRON180 on the PBT Graen and now I want it.

The green with the brass looking amazing! Will it be a limited to a number of x number of sales or an y time frame? I think it would be best to have a group buy over a 24 hour or 1+ week period. I only say this because I seen some cases limited to 20 or so cases which is pretty annoying for buyers.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: TheMegaSean on Sat, 28 March 2020, 00:50:59
Interested!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: lbaron on Sat, 28 March 2020, 08:55:53
I'm really happy it comes with ISO :D I originally saw the IRON180 on the PBT Graen and now I want it.

The green with the brass looking amazing! Will it be a limited to a number of x number of sales or an y time frame? I think it would be best to have a group buy over a 24 hour or 1+ week period. I only say this because I seen some cases limited to 20 or so cases which is pretty annoying for buyers.

We will be running it through vendors again in each region, most likely FCFS sales. Donít sleep on it, but if you try to get it when it goes live Iím guessing you will. We will be targeting at least as many boards as we did for the Iron165, which was a quantity of 200.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: ArchDill on Sat, 28 March 2020, 10:02:25
This looks really good. So clean and simple!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: phlux on Sat, 28 March 2020, 10:09:53
Looks great. That green would be a perfect complement to my graphite 165.

The weight in the renders looks like the founders edition of the 165. Will there be a standard and a founders/special edition of this as well?

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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: delet_d on Sat, 28 March 2020, 12:46:02
Can we get a render of the bottom? Want to see how it compares with the iron165
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Dwac on Sat, 28 March 2020, 14:47:44
This looks awesome!  Love the design, and I'm very much in the market if I can't convince a U80-A buyer they should part ways with the board they will be just getting  :))

The show of plate design iterations was informative and gives me confidence that you all know what you are talking about!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: hineybush on Sat, 28 March 2020, 18:44:21
why worry about pinpoint flex on a brass material plate without switches or caps modeled instead of just using a more flexible plate material to provide flex
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Zeelobby on Sun, 29 March 2020, 00:02:53
Not to mention I feel like even tho these cuts might make the flex more consistent across the board, and the board more flexible, I'd be shocked if the sound didn't change significantly in the different regions.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: ConfuseBill on Sun, 29 March 2020, 00:53:08
Nice, simple and elegant.

Input for the design.
Very, very interested for PVD Silver/Chrome Brass Weight and Plate.

Longing to combine them with E-White or Silver and Black Ano Case.

Thanks.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: hottrout on Sun, 29 March 2020, 07:29:31
I missed out on the 1st board and I hope I get a chance on this one.  Thank you for ISO this makes this TKL a real choice for my daily driver and a real competitor for the U-80 I have on the way.  I really like the clean lines at the back with the weight but I do wish that your mark or logo was on the board.  I really liked the last board design but feel that this is a little too plain to have come from Smith + Rune.  I will watch with serious interest.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: lbaron on Sun, 29 March 2020, 08:20:59
why worry about pinpoint flex on a brass material plate without switches or caps modeled instead of just using a more flexible plate material to provide flex

Because weíre going for a uniform typing feel. Even models with a more flexible material the lower right of keyboards is stiffer and would need to be evened out. At the end of the day, can your fingers feel the difference? Maybe? But we are also in a hobby where people prefer a couple gram differences in spring weights and a few cP difference in lubes, so why not? My original analysis did have switches and PCB modeled in, which caused an approximate 35% increase in stiffness but each simulation took around 10x longer to run. So for times sake I donít model switches, cap, or caps.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: eggplant-chan- on Sun, 29 March 2020, 13:42:27
Looks really good!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Cardistryan on Mon, 30 March 2020, 18:59:33
Looks amazing :) Would honestly be my end-game.
Please release a large stock!
It would mean a lot to much of us !
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: mongg on Tue, 31 March 2020, 05:32:16
This is legit the keyboard I have been looking ofr for such a log time, like honestly i will cry if I miss out on this. please release a large amount of stock

also is there plans for the pcb to be hot swap?

Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: lbaron on Tue, 31 March 2020, 11:15:50
This is legit the keyboard I have been looking ofr for such a log time, like honestly i will cry if I miss out on this. please release a large amount of stock

also is there plans for the pcb to be hot swap?

No plans for a hotswap PCB at this time.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: delet_d on Wed, 01 April 2020, 20:30:44
Could the black bottom option come with black screws because the silver screws really pop out?

I support a navy option as well.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 01 April 2020, 20:38:04
Have you considered silicone strips for feet rather than round dots in the corners?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: L8T on Wed, 01 April 2020, 20:59:02
Holy **** that back looks so good! Time to save up money, i hope the gb isnt too soon :D
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: paobit on Wed, 01 April 2020, 21:29:52
How do I reserve and will there be a hot-swap version???
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: lbaron on Wed, 01 April 2020, 22:51:04
Could the black bottom option come with black screws because the silver screws really pop out?

I support a navy option as well.

We had actually discussed earlier today including both black and stainless screws so you can choose depending on the color base you have and which you like the most for color.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 01 April 2020, 23:58:22
This looks awesome!  Love the design, and I'm very much in the market if I can't convince a U80-A buyer they should part ways with the board they will be just getting  :))

The show of plate design iterations was informative and gives me confidence that you all know what you are talking about!

U80-A Buyer here. Just out of curiosity, what color were you interested in? Not sure where I stand on parting with it because I do really like the design, but this board has an ANSI bottom row, which I definitely prefer.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: hottrout on Thu, 02 April 2020, 04:03:14
This looks awesome!  Love the design, and I'm very much in the market if I can't convince a U80-A buyer they should part ways with the board they will be just getting  :))

The show of plate design iterations was informative and gives me confidence that you all know what you are talking about!

U80-A Buyer here. Just out of curiosity, what color were you interested in? Not sure where I stand on parting with it because I do really like the design, but this board has an ANSI bottom row, which I definitely prefer.

I have the grey version coming but I don't think I will part with it just now.  I might change my mind depending on this board. 
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: gottadowork on Thu, 02 April 2020, 14:15:20
This looks awesome!  Love the design, and I'm very much in the market if I can't convince a U80-A buyer they should part ways with the board they will be just getting  :))

The show of plate design iterations was informative and gives me confidence that you all know what you are talking about!

U80-A Buyer here. Just out of curiosity, what color were you interested in? Not sure where I stand on parting with it because I do really like the design, but this board has an ANSI bottom row, which I definitely prefer.
If u are willing to part with yours Iíd be interested, the waiting for a possibility of getting a U80A extra is stopping me from pulling the trigger on some of these GBs.


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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Dexter on Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:24:54
Yes! Absolutely purchasing this board!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: JakeyPancakey on Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:25:44
Superb!!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: riblem on Thu, 02 April 2020, 15:26:08
How many are there on sale?


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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Thu, 02 April 2020, 18:10:51
This looks awesome!  Love the design, and I'm very much in the market if I can't convince a U80-A buyer they should part ways with the board they will be just getting  :))

The show of plate design iterations was informative and gives me confidence that you all know what you are talking about!

U80-A Buyer here. Just out of curiosity, what color were you interested in? Not sure where I stand on parting with it because I do really like the design, but this board has an ANSI bottom row, which I definitely prefer.
If u are willing to part with yours Iíd be interested, the waiting for a possibility of getting a U80A extra is stopping me from pulling the trigger on some of these GBs.


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I can message you when we know more about the Iron180 GB limit. I don't want to part with the U80-A and then not be able to get a spot in the Iron180 GB. Honestly, I also just have to think about it a little. Like I said, I do really like the U80-A design and have great experience with Rama products, but I would definitely rather have an ANSI bottom row TKL. I ordered a U80-A in blue with an extra silver bottom weight, extra silver plate, and the silicone damper insert.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: erxx on Fri, 03 April 2020, 05:30:53
nice! I want this
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: lbaron on Fri, 03 April 2020, 09:33:46
How many are there on sale?


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At least as many as the Iron165 (which was 200, divided 100/50/50 across USA/EU/APAC respectively).  However we might try to talk vendors into a bit more!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: PrinceCornNM on Fri, 03 April 2020, 10:45:27
How many are there on sale?


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At least as many as the Iron165 (which was 200, divided 100/50/50 across USA/EU/APAC respectively).  However we might try to talk vendors into a bit more!

Yes, please convince them to make many more because people really love this design and people should be able to buy it since the new normal will involve staying at home with a beautiful keyboard more than ever!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: bball2 on Fri, 03 April 2020, 15:53:36
Oh god that TKL, definitely going to try and get in on this!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Sat, 04 April 2020, 01:25:10
This looks amazing. Not even a TKL guy but will definitely try to get this.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Module on Sat, 04 April 2020, 09:52:49
Looks great, hoping to get in on this :)
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Rew23 on Sun, 05 April 2020, 03:02:37
Looks great. Regret missing the 65. definitely in for this though.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: doomhammer001 on Sun, 05 April 2020, 04:37:15
Do we have brass weight?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: voidcaster on Sun, 05 April 2020, 16:37:56
I really hope this becomes reality, especially the (e)white one. (That would nicely fit the GMK Copper keycap set I just ordered.)
Any idea what the bottom options will be?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: nettoxx7 on Sun, 05 April 2020, 20:06:03
Missed out on the Iron165 but will definitely join in on this, gonna be my first tkl. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: midnatwili on Mon, 06 April 2020, 11:43:54
I am praying they make enough of these boards so I can have a shot of buying one
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: nettoxx7 on Mon, 06 April 2020, 12:53:39
I am praying they make enough of these boards so I can have a shot of buying one

Might be similar in quantity as the GB for Iron165 and FCFS, but nothing is official yet I think.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: bnj2 on Mon, 06 April 2020, 13:29:20
I've been lurking on this forum for the better part of the last decade, but I have never felt to need to register and comment on anything, until now.

This is like the elusive keyboard that haunted my wet dreams just materialized. It's amazing!
Hope I will catch a spot on the GB list as I'm in dire need of a new daily keyboard to serve me for the years to come.

I have a question though, is there any chance of having a hot swap PCB or will this affect the stability and the feel of the keyboard? Recently I came across some hot swap keyboards, and the fact you can swap the switches whenever you want is an insane amount of added value for a keyboard.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: -Jerry- on Mon, 06 April 2020, 14:39:39
Refollowing this as I've changed accounts, but the white version of this remains exceptionally striking to my eyes; keep my eye on the progress :3
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 06 April 2020, 15:49:29
I've been lurking on this forum for the better part of the last decade, but I have never felt to need to register and comment on anything, until now.

This is like the elusive keyboard that haunted my wet dreams just materialized. It's amazing!
Hope I will catch a spot on the GB list as I'm in dire need of a new daily keyboard to serve me for the years to come.

I have a question though, is there any chance of having a hot swap PCB or will this affect the stability and the feel of the keyboard? Recently I came across some hot swap keyboards, and the fact you can swap the switches whenever you want is an insane amount of added value for a keyboard.

The issue is flexibility. I love hotswap too, but with it comes a fixed layout. ANSI, ISO, symmetric bottom row, split backspace and shift keys, etc. All of those layout options would require separate PCBs, substantially driving up cost. Thatís particularly problematic if the GB for the board is limited, as there are fewer buyers to split the additional cost.

Iím super indecisive when it comes to switches. I hope extra PCBs and plates will be offered alongside the board so I can at least put tactiles on one and linears on another/ have an extra in case I mess something up. My soldering is respectable, but Iím not comfortable de-soldering an entire PCB of switches just to change them out. Having a cheaper hotswap board to try/break in switches before moving them to a soldered, more end game-y board like this is useful.

Sorry I realize this comes across as a little stern.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: akverma on Mon, 06 April 2020, 21:38:00
Is there any plan to offer different material plates?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: low_key_keyboards on Mon, 06 April 2020, 21:42:16
I missed the 65%. 100% in for this one!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: bnj2 on Tue, 07 April 2020, 01:18:36
The issue is flexibility. I love hotswap too, but with it comes a fixed layout. ANSI, ISO, symmetric bottom row, split backspace and shift keys, etc. All of those layout options would require separate PCBs, substantially driving up cost. Thatís particularly problematic if the GB for the board is limited, as there are fewer buyers to split the additional cost.

Iím super indecisive when it comes to switches. I hope extra PCBs and plates will be offered alongside the board so I can at least put tactiles on one and linears on another/ have an extra in case I mess something up. My soldering is respectable, but Iím not comfortable de-soldering an entire PCB of switches just to change them out. Having a cheaper hotswap board to try/break in switches before moving them to a soldered, more end game-y board like this is useful.

Sorry I realize this comes across as a little stern.

No, not at all. Thank you for the time you took explaining - I have never thought about this.

It's too bad though, hot swap switches are truly gamechanging.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: jwilthethrill on Tue, 07 April 2020, 02:05:11
Is polycarbonate going to be an option?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: lbaron on Wed, 08 April 2020, 19:29:25
Is polycarbonate going to be an option?

Not at this time for the upcoming GB but maybe in a future GB.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: hottrout on Thu, 09 April 2020, 02:30:25
The new renders look better, getting more excited for this now.  I still think that the logo should appear somewhere on the top of this beautiful keyboard.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Thu, 09 April 2020, 03:23:48
The new renders look better, getting more excited for this now.  I still think that the logo should appear somewhere on the top of this beautiful keyboard.

The aluminum F13 key will have the logo on it. I think itís a good approach because it can be used to show off the logo / serve as an F13 keycap for sets that donít include one, but it also offers the option to minimally/not brand the top of the keyboard for those that want an unbranded look.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: konstantin on Thu, 09 April 2020, 04:31:02
The aluminum F13 key will have the logo on it. I think it’s a good approach because it can be used to show off the logo / serve as an F13 keycap for sets that don’t include one, but it also offers the option to minimally/not brand the top of the keyboard for those that want an unbranded look.

This summarizes my thoughts on the matter well. The logo keycap is an ingenious approach imo. Any sort of logo on top of TKLs otherwise looks garish (yes, that includes your beloved $3k TKLs too, you know which ones I mean).
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: cbc02009 on Thu, 09 April 2020, 05:29:29
I'm very excited about this! I've been looking for a really nice TKL, but I seem to have entered the hobby when 60%s are most popular. I'll definitely go in on this one!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Victor Song on Thu, 09 April 2020, 08:47:50
Wow I'll hop on this in a heartbeat
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: hottrout on Thu, 09 April 2020, 09:31:43
The new renders look better, getting more excited for this now.  I still think that the logo should appear somewhere on the top of this beautiful keyboard.

The aluminum F13 key will have the logo on it. I think itís a good approach because it can be used to show off the logo / serve as an F13 keycap for sets that donít include one, but it also offers the option to minimally/not brand the top of the keyboard for those that want an unbranded look.

If that was a RAMA cap specifically for the keyboard it would fulfill the brief for sure.  Could be really nice.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Zeelobby on Thu, 09 April 2020, 11:47:50
I dunno. At this point I'd prefer Salvun with what he's putting out.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: -Jerry- on Thu, 09 April 2020, 11:53:49
I dunno. At this point I'd prefer Salvun with what he's putting out.
Iím in favour of Salvun just because his instagram stories are so in depth, weíd get to see them being made :P
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 10 April 2020, 05:50:15
I dunno. At this point I'd prefer Salvun with what he's putting out.
Iím in favour of Salvun just because his instagram stories are so in depth, weíd get to see them being made :P

Thats a good idea, their design profile would most likely suit the design better.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Fri, 10 April 2020, 11:54:18
I dunno. At this point I'd prefer Salvun with what he's putting out.
Iím in favour of Salvun just because his instagram stories are so in depth, weíd get to see them being made :P

Haha I agree; Salvun's long instagram stories have been getting me through social distancing tbh  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: ElKapitain on Fri, 10 April 2020, 13:15:20
I suddenly need a E-white keyboard  :p
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Fri, 10 April 2020, 13:56:16
Has anyone ever accidentally scratched/dented an e-white board? Obviously, donít damage your stuff, but how does scratch resistance and visibility of damage compare to, say, a dark anodized aluminum? The only e-white I have experience with is my Rama Mizu e-white cap. The idea of an e-white board is growing on me, but Iím a little hesitant. I donít really understand the finishing process.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune
Post by: ProlificPanda on Sat, 11 April 2020, 16:24:00
Would love to see the smith & rune logo somewhere on the front, even if subtle. I really want that extra designer detail like the iron165 if you would consider it :)

So for a logo and f13, our idea is to include an artisan anodized and matched to the color of the top case for a couple reasons.
Not a lot of keycaps sets cover f13, this way it blends right into the case and doesnít stand out like a sore thumb. Second, if you don't like branding cause I know there are TKL purist you can remove it all together. And lastly, if you do have a F13 keyset you can simply use F13 key and move it to escape or another location if you like the logo.

We liked the idea of people being able to reuse the badge or extra badges purchased with the Iron165 but couldnít find a good fit for it on the board.

Absolutely brilliant idea. Logo if you want one, no logo if you don't.

I hope I am quick enough to snag one.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: MarqueoS on Sun, 12 April 2020, 03:36:33
Anyone have an estimate for how much this is going for? Deciding between this and the 7V
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: L8T on Sun, 12 April 2020, 13:05:04
Anyone have an estimate for how much this is going for? Deciding between this and the 7V

Well the iron165 was 475USD so i wouldnt be surprised if this was around 650USD.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: delet_d on Sun, 12 April 2020, 14:23:08
Anyone have an estimate for how much this is going for? Deciding between this and the 7V

Well the iron165 was 475USD so i wouldnt be surprised if this was around 650USD.

Albeit, this does have a smaller weight than the 165
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: savageastr0naut on Sun, 12 April 2020, 18:26:40
I am excited for this! I hope there will be a lot of slots.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: TheMegaSean on Mon, 13 April 2020, 01:07:04
Anyone have an estimate for how much this is going for? Deciding between this and the 7V

Well the iron165 was 475USD so i wouldnt be surprised if this was around 650USD.

I believe the 180 weighs less, so potentially around the same price hopefully. Even if it did weigh more, I couldn't see it going over $599.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: L8T on Sun, 19 April 2020, 16:05:15
That is what i thought until i saw Infinitum's price. IMHO 500-550 would be a good price for Iron180 but i wouldnt be surprised if its more.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: noorejji on Sun, 19 April 2020, 17:43:21
That green tho. Don't be toying with me just to match the keyset.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: lbaron on Mon, 20 April 2020, 09:30:21
That green tho. Don't be toying with me just to match the keyset.

I would never joke about this color. Buy away!

And to everyone else, we should be ordering protos soon as Iron165 will be shipping from manu soon. Once we get in hand and inspect, weíll have color decisions, pricing and vendors to announce.

Thanks for the support!!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: xchangmanx on Mon, 20 April 2020, 19:44:18
I'm in for this! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: cemoon on Tue, 21 April 2020, 23:43:15
Definitely in.
Will you consider a logo engraved on top of the arrow key cluster or somewhere else but the bottom?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: FlamingChicken on Wed, 22 April 2020, 05:33:16
Sign me up
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Keltop on Wed, 22 April 2020, 21:16:27
This looks really good! Definitely in for this keeb, there aren't enough TKLs these days.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: leftykeys on Wed, 22 April 2020, 23:42:07
just take my paypal already
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: breckstar on Thu, 23 April 2020, 08:22:29
This looks really good! Definitely in for this keeb, there aren't enough TKLs these days.
There's not enough of <7į angle TKLs these days.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: TankaGTE on Thu, 23 April 2020, 13:28:52
Highly interested in this one, itíll be my first custom.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: tekneeqz on Fri, 24 April 2020, 04:36:12
keeping an eye on this
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: kr0_- on Fri, 24 April 2020, 06:34:48
OOOH BOI this is nice!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Rocket on Fri, 24 April 2020, 10:40:48
This will be my second to last endgame, IRON175 would be true end game if its ever designed.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: jhuang on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:18:44
I need one of these


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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: hmmmwhatsthis on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:20:14
That is what i thought until i saw Infinitum's price. IMHO 500-550 would be a good price for Iron180 but i wouldnt be surprised if its more.

The Infinitum is also radically overpriced for what you're getting.

Anyone have an estimate for how much this is going for? Deciding between this and the 7V

Well the iron165 was 475USD so i wouldnt be surprised if this was around 650USD.

I believe the 180 weighs less, so potentially around the same price hopefully. Even if it did weigh more, I couldn't see it going over $599.

Really comes down to how many parts there are to machine. I'd imagine slightly more, 5-550.

Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: eczactly on Fri, 24 April 2020, 17:02:23
This will be my second to last endgame, IRON175 would be true end game if its ever designed.

65% > TKL > 75%
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: FlamingChicken on Fri, 24 April 2020, 19:36:04
I can not wait for this keyboard what a fun tome to get in to the hobby.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: bnj2 on Thu, 07 May 2020, 15:37:05
Any updates?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: FLawLesS on Thu, 07 May 2020, 16:02:13
Really clean design bro, I like the back design as well. Good luck  :D
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Freshleaftea on Fri, 08 May 2020, 01:22:32
Looks amazing!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: lbaron on Fri, 08 May 2020, 11:22:45
Any updates?

We are currently working on fulfillment of Iron165. After this is complete we will be ordering prototypes of case and PCB of the Iron180. Quotes have been received with about 1 month leadtime on them. Once protos are received we will see if any changes need to be made, discuss with vendors on colors, quantity, pricing and best GB date.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: breakbeatzors on Fri, 08 May 2020, 11:38:00
That is what i thought until i saw Infinitum's price. IMHO 500-550 would be a good price for Iron180 but i wouldnt be surprised if its more.

Just to provide context for others: Infinitum will cost $635, in large part because it ships with a mirror-finish stainless steel weight.

I'm not working with the Smith & Rune team, but that price is almost certainly a ceiling for the price of this board.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Robosculpts on Fri, 08 May 2020, 11:40:11
This board looks ace! Hope its more than 100 units
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: TitanReign on Sat, 09 May 2020, 21:22:22
Holy moly the panda look is what I've been looking for all this time. ISO as well? I am fully in.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: jedidood on Sat, 09 May 2020, 21:32:01
I already got GMK bleached just for this, hope the price won't be breaking my wallet
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: prizeS on Sun, 10 May 2020, 03:20:00
I already got GMK bleached just for this, hope the price won't be breaking my wallet

price will probably break both our wallets. gladly take it tho, who needs a wallet.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: DonaldPShimoda on Wed, 13 May 2020, 01:53:29
Is there a possibility of getting the F13 artisan in a different finish from the top case? I really love the look of the badges on the 165 and I think it'd be great if I could get a dark colored case with like a brass or aluminum looking F13 keycap (maybe to match the weight or something). Just an idea!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: FaKe_VirTual on Thu, 14 May 2020, 06:46:02
I fell in love.

This has to be it.

I think I found the endgame
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Lazy_Borzoi on Thu, 14 May 2020, 14:33:25
Looks great.
There needs to be more TKLs in this world.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Lazy_Borzoi on Thu, 14 May 2020, 15:28:35
How many are there on sale?


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At least as many as the Iron165 (which was 200, divided 100/50/50 across USA/EU/APAC respectively).  However we might try to talk vendors into a bit more!

Please do make more. You will sell them all, and you know it.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: yoot on Thu, 14 May 2020, 16:42:52
How many are there on sale?


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At least as many as the Iron165 (which was 200, divided 100/50/50 across USA/EU/APAC respectively).  However we might try to talk vendors into a bit more!

Please do make more. You will sell them all, and you know it.
It isn't so much that but logistics/qc of more will be harder.

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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Thu, 14 May 2020, 20:16:34
How many are there on sale?


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At least as many as the Iron165 (which was 200, divided 100/50/50 across USA/EU/APAC respectively).  However we might try to talk vendors into a bit more!

Please do make more. You will sell them all, and you know it.
It isn't so much that but logistics/qc of more will be harder.

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Logistics especially because of the effects of the pandemic on international shipping, particularly out of China.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: TankaGTE on Sat, 16 May 2020, 11:35:52
So, what is going on with this? I haven't seen any updates or anything about it.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: breakbeatzors on Sat, 16 May 2020, 11:55:55
So, what is going on with this? I haven't seen any updates or anything about it.

This is the update as of a week ago.

Any updates?

We are currently working on fulfillment of Iron165. After this is complete we will be ordering prototypes of case and PCB of the Iron180. Quotes have been received with about 1 month leadtime on them. Once protos are received we will see if any changes need to be made, discuss with vendors on colors, quantity, pricing and best GB date.

Iron165 has still not completed fulfillment, so I wouldnít expect substantial updates before then.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: BanEmAll on Sat, 16 May 2020, 18:01:58
I'm excited for this! That white one is gorgeous. Might try to find some blank white and black keycaps for this build.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: TankaGTE on Sat, 16 May 2020, 18:03:17
Ah ok, sweet. Cause I like this, I canít figure a price range so Iím saving up


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Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: MacSurfy on Sun, 17 May 2020, 00:03:39
I'm excited for this! That white one is gorgeous. Might try to find some blank white and black keycaps for this build.

You just missed GMK Bleached. You will probably be able to grab extras before this beast is out.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: prizeS on Sun, 17 May 2020, 04:03:27
I'm excited for this! That white one is gorgeous. Might try to find some blank white and black keycaps for this build.

You just missed GMK Bleached. You will probably be able to grab extras before this beast is out.

maybe he could check out ePBT Kuro/Shiro R2? still ongoing i think.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: shodid on Tue, 19 May 2020, 13:12:53
Looking forward to this.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: BanEmAll on Tue, 19 May 2020, 16:23:50
I'm excited for this! That white one is gorgeous. Might try to find some blank white and black keycaps for this build.

You just missed GMK Bleached. You will probably be able to grab extras before this beast is out.

Hoping to do a blank set. I've seen group buys in the past for blank GMK keycaps. Although bleached would have also been nice for this. I'll have to do a post looking for blank ones someday.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Gawkins on Tue, 19 May 2020, 19:12:56
Will there be an Oceanic vendor? Super excited for this board!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: adamjohari on Tue, 19 May 2020, 20:59:57
I'm in. Let's go baby!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: 808San808 on Tue, 19 May 2020, 21:01:12
I'm in too.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: yefox on Wed, 27 May 2020, 06:04:27
Hope to get this board as my first group buy board. Will there be European sellers?
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: perry4761 on Wed, 27 May 2020, 17:18:56
So many beautiful Interest Checks and Group Buys lately... I'm definitely interested, whether or not I get in within the 30 seconds it will take to get sold out is another story. I'll just try my luck with every single one and hope one of them sticks!
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: The_Runz on Mon, 01 June 2020, 08:32:14
Yes pls
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: Hell-es on Mon, 01 June 2020, 08:58:04
Seah,  sad that the chance to get it is quite low - absolutely dream TKL  :thumb:

Hope experience with 165 was fine, so please feel confident with raising number of boards this run
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: whricom on Wed, 03 June 2020, 09:44:08
I've been watching this interest check like a hawk. I must have this board! I'm crossing my fingers on hands and feet praying I make the group buy. That e-white with black looks stunning! This would be the perfect big brother to my 7V.
Title: Re: [IC] IRON180 by Smith + Rune (more renders)
Post by: bow3i on Wed, 03 June 2020, 12:46:27
This has me nursing a semi. Good luck guys, I hope to get one of these. It is unbelievably sexy.