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Offline 1023andy

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 20:44:06 »
WIll there be color options for the logo?

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« Reply #51 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 20:52:53 »
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Offline Abdallah9

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 20:55:39 »
This looks so beautiful. Definitely interested.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #53 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 20:56:52 »
Definitely buying this.
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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 21:39:07 »
This looks amazing! Just waiting to see the price.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 21:40:02 »
Looks amazing, definitely in for this!

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 21:54:25 »
very luxurious!! any estimates on when the GB would run, hoping it'll be a while so my wallet has time to recover from all the recent keycap GBs :)

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 22:13:54 »
Hoyl ****! This is absolutely gorgeous. I knew you were working on something but this surpassed my wildest expectations. Can't wait to see this GB move forward, and can't wait to see what the final product looks like!

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #58 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 22:47:06 »
missing a key m8

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 22:54:27 »
That polished copper is going to be hot.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 23:02:42 »
Why 02 in the top right corner of the back?

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 04 July 2019, 23:08:18 »
Love it! Especially that clean white!  But the polished copper badge is bordering pink and it might not match alot of keysets...do you have plans for other colors?

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #62 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 00:30:40 »
I love this.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 00:37:28 »
I assume we're looking at prices upwards of 600?



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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 00:39:56 »
This looks amazing. Hopefully, the price won't be too high ($300) or less. A guy can dream.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 01:15:52 »
This looks amazing. Hopefully, the price won't be too high ($300) or less. A guy can dream.

That's what I'm hoping. I guess we'll see soon enough.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 01:41:10 »
This looks amazing. Hopefully, the price won't be too high ($300) or less. A guy can dream.



copper base and steel top pretty much ensures it's gonna be pretty expensive sadly.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #67 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 01:43:07 »
this is legit gorgeous. im in for one

Offline aslejoh

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #68 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 01:50:18 »
Why 02 in the top right corner of the back?

It is the limited board numbering, board #02
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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #69 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 02:38:54 »
Hope ISO support is added in the GB, but the plate files are an alright backup.
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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 02:54:22 »
This looks amazing. Hopefully, the price won't be too high ($300) or less. A guy can dream.



copper base and steel top pretty much ensures it's gonna be pretty expensive sadly.

Only the FE has copper base and steel top. This will not be under $300. It will probably be at least twice that. The regular might hit a lower price point, but I'd be really surprised if it was sub $300

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #71 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 05:37:01 »
Interested!! Hoping the price is affordable.

Offline lbaron

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #72 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 07:47:00 »
Why 02 in the top right corner of the back?

That was just an example of numbering for serializing the units. So it’ll start at 01 and go up. We felt doing a 01 / XXX was too busy

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #73 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 07:52:51 »
Why 02 in the top right corner of the back?

That was just an example of numbering for serializing the units. So it’ll start at 01 and go up. We felt doing a 01 / XXX was too busy

Good idea.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #74 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 09:11:09 »
Is there a clear coat or PVD on that copper ? It will get green-ish then black after a while if not protected...

Offline voxkey

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #75 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 09:32:45 »
Good morning, everyone! Going to try and answer all the questions/concerns posted so far.

"limited quantity" again... :mad:

This is one of the hardest problems to solve unfortunately. While we'd love to make as many boards as needed, it simply isn't feasible when managing risk. As quantity grows so does our financial responsibilities as well as the infrastructure needed to facilitate it. While the FE will be very limited and only ever run once, we'll do our best to make available as many of the standard version as we can handle. If there is still demand after the first run, we will likely run a round 2 at some point in the future as well.

Thanks for the feedback, all.  I own the 268.1 and it is indeed almost exactly flush from case top edge to bottom of GMK caps.  Don’t suppose we convince you to adjust the design closer to 7.5mm? Especially since the inner edge has a fillet

We're still actively talking about this right now. The current idea on the table is to slightly increase the height of the top shell to allow keycaps to recess a bit further without adding any height to where the keycaps themselves sit, so only a visual change without any change in ergonomics. As Xondat mentioned, 7mm may not be enough, but anything over 7.5mm might be too much.

Is that rose gold plate and weight going to be in the gb?

The "rose gold" plate/weight pictured in the renders is supposed to represent mirror-polished copper which is the materials we've chosen for the Founder's Edition of the board. I think Abec did a great job capturing that on the renders.

Any idea about prices?


We are still waiting to hear back from potential manufacturers so I don't want to commit us to any pricing just yet. With that said, our goal is for this to remain a hobby and not replace our day jobs, which gives us room to play with the prices. We've already made some internal changes to reduce machining costs based on recommendations from potential manufacturers and will continue to do so as long as it does not compromise the function or design of the board. You can safely expect the Founder's Edition of the IRON165 to be very expensive given the materials we're using and the increased machine time.

WIll there be color options for the logo?

We are still exploring color options for the standard edition release, but the Founder's Edition will likely only have mirror-polished copper be an option for the rune badge.

very luxurious!! any estimates on when the GB would run, hoping it'll be a while so my wallet has time to recover from all the recent keycap GBs :)

No estimates for a GB timeline just yet. There is still lots do before setting a date. Once we have a date, we will announce it well in advance though.

Is there a clear coat or PVD on that copper ? It will get green-ish then black after a while if not protected...

The plan is to coat the copper and we're leaning towards clear cerakote right now. It's really, really cool. A raw option will likely be available upon request. Personally, I'd love to see one with intentional patina. Patina on copper can look really amazing.






Offline phlux

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #76 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 09:44:47 »
This seems to fit the bill perfectly for what I've been looking for. Do the renders only depict the founder's edition, or will the standard edition look the same just with different materials?

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #77 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 09:57:21 »
This looks completely amazing. I am digging the norse rune logo a ton.

Offline voxkey

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #78 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 10:10:02 »
This seems to fit the bill perfectly for what I've been looking for. Do the renders only depict the founder's edition, or will the standard edition look the same just with different materials?

Sorry for not having renders of the standard edition ready for the IC :(

We haven't settled 100% on the final design for the bottom and base of the standard edition, but you can expect an aluminum top shell, aluminum bottom base, and likely a big brass weight.

Functionally, it will be the same board though.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 10:41:28 »
the amount of engineering going into this board shows that we may have crossed into a new generation of keyboards here lol

no longer are they just tools that look or sound nice, its also that there is science behind the creation and more or less actual innovation and change for the modernity of keyboards, that said, I am for sure down on this board.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #80 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 14:09:04 »
Wow, I am in on this board if I could get my hands on it. Haven't felt this way about a 65% in awhile.
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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #81 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 14:23:30 »
looks great

I am in for the FE



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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #82 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 14:31:24 »
Interested!

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #83 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 16:17:42 »

WIll there be color options for the logo?

We are still exploring color options for the standard edition release, but the Founder's Edition will likely only have mirror-polished copper be an option for the rune badge.

Hopeful there are more non-copper color options for the logo & weight (for the standard v.) because although it's undoubtedly beautiful, the copper is a very distinct color that limits the types of keycaps that would match well IMO. More neutral color options would be perfect.

With that said, gorgeous design!

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« Reply #84 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 17:12:18 »
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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #85 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 21:08:13 »
Nice
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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #86 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 02:47:24 »
I'm gonna sell my kidney for this. I need this in my life.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #87 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 03:59:47 »
Depending on price I am in

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« Reply #88 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 05:25:01 »
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Swear I've seen you comment reserved somewhere else. What are you trying to achieve?

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #89 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 09:26:03 »
Depends on price, but looks awesome and could be in.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #90 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 09:27:31 »
Very interested seeing the cost difference between the FE and the Standard Version. Looking great, and love the ingenuity regarding having an even sound and feel across the board.
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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #91 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 09:37:41 »
this is elegant! hope it can be a reasonable price !

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #92 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 16:01:29 »
Keyboard of the year.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #93 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 19:38:35 »
That thing is beautiful. I'd love to get a founders but I have a feeling those will be reserved for people

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #94 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 21:12:06 »
I’d be all over a raw copper FE if given the chance.

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #95 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 21:46:41 »
Looks amazing!

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« Reply #96 on: Sun, 07 July 2019, 07:00:24 »
Really interesting. Will keep an eye on this.  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #97 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 06:40:15 »
Simply gorgeous!

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #98 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 09:56:31 »
looks amazing,   I want this board !

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Re: [IC] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #99 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 12:05:29 »
I'm in if there's a black case + black (or brass) badge.