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Date: September 28th, 5PM EST
Interest Check Thread


Pricing & Availability:
  • Cannonkeys: 100 units - $270 + shipping
  • Mykeyboard.eu: 30 units - €297 (vat included) + shipping
  • Yushakobo - Unlimited - ¥29500 (including shipping, excluding tax of 10%)
  • Extra PCB's will be $30 (or equivalent based on chosen vendor)
Group Buy Close: October 12th, 2019
ETA: Late January 2020


Specs & Features:
  • 6° typing angle
  • 6063 aluminium
  • 17.25mm front height
  • QMK PCB designed by ai03 with VIA support
  • Gasket PCB mount
  • Backlight LED support
  • Brass internal weight (Sandblasted & Coated)
  • Weight: 740g fully assembled
  • Case colors: Black, Blue Grey (Pantone 8181c), Rose Gold (Pantone 7520c), Dark Grey (RAL 7016), Japan Blue (Pantone 7700c) [Japan Exclusive]
  • Render Gallery courtesy of ai03
  • Case options: With or without wkl blocker options available
  • Compatible with most standard keyset base kits!


Layout support:



FAQ:
  • "What happened to the option for a plate?" - There wasn't much demand during the Interest Check phase for a plate although a file will be made available after the group buy.
  • "I don't live in Japan, can I get the blue case?" - The Japan blue is an exclusive to Japan.
  • "Can I use a proxy to buy from another vendor?" - Do so at your own risk.


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Build stream & typing test courtesy of Jae from Top Clack


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Special thanks:
  • ai03 - For being a bad influence and always encouraging and supporting my bad ideas
  • Wilba & Olivia - For the VIA support! <2
  • Upas - For all his help and support in making this group buy happen
  • Mykeyboard & Yushakobo - For helping out with proxy services
  • Chris Swires - For the beautiful photos
  • And to the prototype purchasers who helped support bad ideas
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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 08:09:53 »
-Reserved for updates-

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 08:44:25 »
Approved!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 08:52:40 »

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 08:55:46 »
This is so cute, I may get it for my ipad setup.

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #5 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!

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 10:47:56 »
This is really nice!

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 11:11:59 »
Any estimate on the shipping date?

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 05:58:01 »
love the design ;) any TKL version planned?
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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #11 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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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 02:51:14 »
Picked one up too. Went with standard top + black finish. I blame Jae.

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #15 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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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 03:13:43 »
what's the color of this sample?
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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 07:52:15 »
It’s very tempting


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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #18 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
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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 13:35:11 »
glws!

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 05:39:49 »
Which vendor should I choose If I want it delivered to Dubai?

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Opens 9/28 5pm EST)
« Reply #21 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

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 01:45:19 »
Any hhkb tops avail?

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 01:54:25 »
ne red ano avail?

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 06:28:50 »
I am strongly considering buying Enquinox

If I buy this keyboard, will I be cool?

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #25 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

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 06:46:09 »
Lol, i would say the good Sir, Simon have paid his ISO duties :p

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #27 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

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #28 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

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 03 October 2019, 13:31:46 »
Cool PCB mount design :cool:

Don't think I've seen that one yet 🤠

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 03 October 2019, 13:33:55 »
Can we get background info on the name of the keyboard?

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 10:57:20 »
Sorry but, can anyone tell what is the name of keycap in the first picture?

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #32 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.

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #33 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.


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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 23:00:28 »
https://imgur.com/a/n13eqkV

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 11:42:57 »
I gave up the struggling and joined for a blue gray WKL 💰💰💰
        

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Re: [GB] ION x ai03: Equinox | WK/WKL 40% (Live until October 12th)
« Reply #36 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?

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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.




Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success!  :thumb:

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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