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Offline voxkey

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[GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 16:36:03 »
IRON165 by Smith + Rune



The time has finally come for the group buys to start!

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Original IC Thread

Timeline, Vendors, and Quantities

Group Buy Start Time

The group buy will go live on October 19th, 2019 at 9am EDT worldwide! We expect shipping to conclude in March, 2020.

Vendors and Quantities

We're very proud to announce we've partnered up with CannonKeys in the US, MyKeyboard in the EU, and ILUMKB in the AP/China market to handle all sales of the Iron165 SE.

USA - CannonKeys - Up to 100 boards available
EU - MyKeyboard - Up to 50 boards available
AP - ILUMKB - Up to 50 boards available


Vendor Links

CannonKeys
MyKeyboard EU
iLuMKB

Founder's Edition

The Founder's Edition presale is already over. Grats to the winners!

Just like the SE, updates will posted here throughout the group buy. Thanks again for the support!


Iron165 Features
  • 7 Degree Typing Angle
  • Full Gasket Isolation Mount
  • Low-profile Front Height (less than 17mm)
  • Seamless Design
  • USB-C daughterboard, centered (designed by ai03 and friends)
  • Plate Optimized for consistency on every key press (see analysis below)
  • PCB compatible with QMK, and hopefully VIA support (designed by Upas)

Founderís Edition Features



  • Full copper base, satin finish, clear-coated
  • Copper plate, satin finish, clear-coated
  • Copper blocker badge, satin finish, clear-coated
  • Stainless steel top shell, available in E-white or E-black
  • Precision-cut foam between PCB and plate by MKUltra Corp
  • Limited to 26 serialized boards
  • Custom hard carrying case
  • $885 USD

Standard Edition Features



  • Aluminum base, anodized
  • Large brass weight, satin finish, clear-coated
  • Aluminum top shell, anodized
  • Aluminum blocker badge, anodized
  • Brass plate, satin finish, clear-coated
  • Accented colors (top shell will be one color, badge and base will be another)
  • Custom hard carrying case
  • $475 USD / 480Ä inc/VAT

Standard Edition Colorways
  • Plum with Black base and badge
  • Navy with Silver base and badge
  • Graphite with Silver base and badge

Prototype pictures in every colorway

Renders, Pictures and Discussion from the Original IC Thread

Original IC Thread

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Special Thanks

  • LBaron, the other half of Smith + Rune!
  • Capsy, bhk1004, Langelandia, Spade, and Eskimojo, best team ever!
  • Upas, the Necros, and Louis, you're amazing to work with!
  • Jae and 159 <3
  • Asle, for being you and keeping us grounded
  • Everyone who has supported us this far. We couldn't have got to the point without you! We can only hope to deliver a product worthy of all the amazing support you've shown us.





« Last Edit: Fri, 18 October 2019, 16:04:13 by voxkey »

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 16:09:40 »
Approved!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 16:14:59 »
wohoo!
NO!

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 16:16:10 »
YAY

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 16:18:28 »
pog

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 16:48:50 »
Omfg its happening!!!

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 16:49:06 »
Plum gang

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:16:21 »
❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 22:50:39 »

Offline wgsunrise

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 23:14:18 »
I hope this can be answered before GB start.
Why neither CannonKeys nor iLuMKB can not be paid by PayPal?

I tried to go through their check out process and I found out that I can only pay by credit card at stage of payment.
Or this incoming GB is an exception and can be paid through PayPal?

Offline upas

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 23:42:35 »
I hope this can be answered before GB start.
Why neither CannonKeys nor iLuMKB can not be paid by PayPal?

I tried to go through their check out process and I found out that I can only pay by credit card at stage of payment.
Or this incoming GB is an exception and can be paid through PayPal?

It's not an exception.
Paypal recently changed their policy - in cases of any refunds, they used to refund the 3% processing fee, but in Sept 2019, they announced that they would no longer refund the 3% fee on returns.
Instead of having to raise prices to cover the added costs of refunds, we instead decided to drop PayPal for implementing this very anti-consumer move.

There are many alternatives:
Credit cards have a lot of safety features, many of which are better than PayPal
Apple Pay and Google Pay are more efficient than PayPal, and you can use Paypal through Google Pay.

If you want to blame anyone for this change, blame PayPal

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 00:14:54 »
GLWGB!

Offline wgsunrise

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 00:28:14 »
I hope this can be answered before GB start.
Why neither CannonKeys nor iLuMKB can not be paid by PayPal?

I tried to go through their check out process and I found out that I can only pay by credit card at stage of payment.
Or this incoming GB is an exception and can be paid through PayPal?

It's not an exception.
Paypal recently changed their policy - in cases of any refunds, they used to refund the 3% processing fee, but in Sept 2019, they announced that they would no longer refund the 3% fee on returns.
Instead of having to raise prices to cover the added costs of refunds, we instead decided to drop PayPal for implementing this very anti-consumer move.

There are many alternatives:
Credit cards have a lot of safety features, many of which are better than PayPal
Apple Pay and Google Pay are more efficient than PayPal, and you can use Paypal through Google Pay.

If you want to blame anyone for this change, blame PayPal
Got it. Thank you for answering my question.
To be clear I am not blaming anyone just want to get things clarified. So you don't really need to add the last phrase.

The only reason which I want to use PayPal simply because I sold a lot of my stuff on r/mm for this GB.
So naturally the major part of my fund is currently in my PayPal.
Now it's not working anymore I have to find a way to withdraw all my moeny out.

Offline prototype26

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 03:49:09 »
I hope this can be answered before GB start.
Why neither CannonKeys nor iLuMKB can not be paid by PayPal?

I tried to go through their check out process and I found out that I can only pay by credit card at stage of payment.
Or this incoming GB is an exception and can be paid through PayPal?

It's not an exception.
Paypal recently changed their policy - in cases of any refunds, they used to refund the 3% processing fee, but in Sept 2019, they announced that they would no longer refund the 3% fee on returns.
Instead of having to raise prices to cover the added costs of refunds, we instead decided to drop PayPal for implementing this very anti-consumer move.

There are many alternatives:
Credit cards have a lot of safety features, many of which are better than PayPal
Apple Pay and Google Pay are more efficient than PayPal, and you can use Paypal through Google Pay.

If you want to blame anyone for this change, blame PayPal
Got it. Thank you for answering my question.
To be clear I am not blaming anyone just want to get things clarified. So you don't really need to add the last phrase.

The only reason which I want to use PayPal simply because I sold a lot of my stuff on r/mm for this GB.
So naturally the major part of my fund is currently in my PayPal.
Now it's not working anymore I have to find a way to withdraw all my moeny out.

Since he said you can use Paypal via Google pay, I think it's not necessary to withdraw all your money from paypal. I don't know what difference it makes compared to just using paypal directly tho.

Maybe the return fee policy is adjusted according to google pay's?
« Last Edit: Fri, 18 October 2019, 03:51:25 by prototype26 »

Offline TobyMillett

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 03:58:50 »
Does the left shift key support being split? Because if not, then any nordic layout is impossible

Online eskimojo

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 04:49:24 »
Does the left shift key support being split? Because if not, then any nordic layout is impossible

The provided diagram isn't actually too helpful - I've had a go at a slightly more intuitive KLE.



KLE here

I can confirm that the ISO plate supports split left shift as Baron checked with me while designing it.

Offline wgsunrise

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 10:40:29 »
I hope this can be answered before GB start.
Why neither CannonKeys nor iLuMKB can not be paid by PayPal?

I tried to go through their check out process and I found out that I can only pay by credit card at stage of payment.
Or this incoming GB is an exception and can be paid through PayPal?

It's not an exception.
Paypal recently changed their policy - in cases of any refunds, they used to refund the 3% processing fee, but in Sept 2019, they announced that they would no longer refund the 3% fee on returns.
Instead of having to raise prices to cover the added costs of refunds, we instead decided to drop PayPal for implementing this very anti-consumer move.

There are many alternatives:
Credit cards have a lot of safety features, many of which are better than PayPal
Apple Pay and Google Pay are more efficient than PayPal, and you can use Paypal through Google Pay.

If you want to blame anyone for this change, blame PayPal
Got it. Thank you for answering my question.
To be clear I am not blaming anyone just want to get things clarified. So you don't really need to add the last phrase.

The only reason which I want to use PayPal simply because I sold a lot of my stuff on r/mm for this GB.
So naturally the major part of my fund is currently in my PayPal.
Now it's not working anymore I have to find a way to withdraw all my moeny out.

Since he said you can use Paypal via Google pay, I think it's not necessary to withdraw all your money from paypal. I don't know what difference it makes compared to just using paypal directly tho.

Maybe the return fee policy is adjusted according to google pay's?
Thank you for the suggestion.
I did check that after reading his reply.
But, unfortunately, that option doesn't work in my country since I am not from States.

Anyway let's stick to this GB. I can't wait for it to finally happen.
Cheers.

Offline ilouis_07

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 07:28:49 »
Pop up and all the best, GB in 30 mins.

Offline voxkey

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 07:55:25 »
WE GO LIVE WORLDWIDE IN 5 MINUTES!

Thanks to everyone who's helped us get this far! :)

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 08:01:41 »
We got it boys. We got it!

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 08:10:01 »
Oof did I miss it?  Us order

Offline toanta

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 08:16:42 »
Sold out on CanonKeys in like 1 minute, maybe even faster.

Offline Gh0sty

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 08:17:11 »
Oof did I miss it?  Us order

We indeed missed it. All well. :)

Offline R0N1N

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 08:24:03 »
Missed it too cos fumbled with the payment options:( bought bingsu just for it as well, any other good alternative cases?

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 09:06:48 »
Missed it too cos fumbled with the payment options:( bought bingsu just for it as well, any other good alternative cases?

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Kendo looks pretty good, but it's not to GB yet. I'm pretty sure they'll have a plum color for it too.

Offline Keymohh

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 16:04:15 »
Missed it :((((( Sold out in a second on Cannon Keys

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 16:22:37 »
For those interested I'll be building an Iron165FE on stream tomorrow (8pm Uk, Noon PST, 3pm EST)

https://www.twitch.tv/topclack

https://www.instagram.com/p/B30GA_SHUtj/

Offline voxkey

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 08:16:22 »
Looking forward to it Jae!!!

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 24 November 2019, 11:00:45 »
Hi All,
Itís been about a month since GB, just wanted to give a quick update:
Raw materials have been received by manufacturer
Prototype of hard carrying case has been received, will add a small revision to include straps to additionally secure the board during shipment/travel

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 07 December 2019, 08:08:39 »
Any extras?


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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 11 December 2019, 10:44:54 »
Any extras?


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Yes, there will be extras and b-stock available after all orders have been filled. All of our vendors, and us, have ordered extras.

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 11 December 2019, 11:09:10 »
That's Awesome... Good to know that there will be extras

Will the timelines for the extras get announced on this thread?

Offline voxkey

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 07:16:23 »
Yep!

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 08:32:49 »
Can I dibs a B-stock :P I'm poor :(

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 08:43:38 »
Can I dibs a B-stock :P I'm poor :(
hi poor, i'm dad

Offline Gbanek

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 14:21:33 »
Hoping I can maybe snag one of those extras. That plum is so unique.

Offline lbaron

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 23 December 2019, 07:19:38 »
Another quick update for those that donít follow our discord.

FE is almost finished with machining and be going to surface finishing and coating next

SE manufacturing is well under way and we are still on schedule.

Thanks!

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 26 December 2019, 16:56:54 »
Really bummed that I missed this GB.  Found this forum late but glad to be here! This is the best looking keyboard!

Offline iammeuru

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 04:37:51 »
Yeah, biggest miss of 2019 here... I didn't expect it to be as good as it is... FML!

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 23:22:47 »
Yeah, biggest miss of 2019 here... I didn't expect it to be as good as it is... FML!

I'm in the same boat. I couldn't get away from work during both of the raffle times and the GB time, so when I had a chance, everything was gone. So sad. It's such a gorgeous board.

Offline whyamihere

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 30 December 2019, 13:56:46 »
Hopefully I can snag an extra...

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 03 February 2020, 17:50:48 »
Also hanging out for an extra!

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 04 February 2020, 02:07:52 »
Yeah, biggest miss of 2019 here... I didn't expect it to be as good as it is... FML!
Yeah seriously. Nicest board from the LA Meet


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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 16:39:03 »
Looking to pickup a spot any colors, pm me

Offline jmsp0511

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 09:24:04 »
Looking to pick up a spot, any color is okay
« Last Edit: Wed, 12 February 2020, 09:26:09 by jmsp0511 »

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 16:42:05 »
Will pick up a spot as well. PM me and let's talk.

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 23:30:18 »
Looking for E-white spot. Send me pm.

Offline voxkey

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 17 February 2020, 17:00:03 »
Hey everyone, just wanted to provide a quick update regarding the group buy.

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The Iron165 FE has finished production and the SE is nearly there as well, just waiting on surface treatment after CNY. We are still waiting on PCBs and hard cases to finish production.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, we have hit some delays. We are currently waiting on our supply partners to get the green light to open their doors again. If all goes well operations should resume next week.

We will, of course, be providing more updates and information as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, let's hope for a speedy resolution and that all of our friends over in China stay safe.

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Re: [GB] IRON165 by Smith + Rune
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 17 February 2020, 17:42:44 »
Hey everyone, just wanted to provide a quick update regarding the group buy.

-----------------------

The Iron165 FE has finished production and the SE is nearly there as well, just waiting on surface treatment after CNY. We are still waiting on PCBs and hard cases to finish production.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, we have hit some delays. We are currently waiting on our supply partners to get the green light to open their doors again. If all goes well operations should resume next week.

We will, of course, be providing more updates and information as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, let's hope for a speedy resolution and that all of our friends over in China stay safe.
Unfortunate, but there is nothing we can really do but wait. A virus outbreak is the last thing anyone would've expected when ordering back when it was in gb lol.

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