Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]
Wuque Studio

Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond [Group Buy]

Regular price $38.00 USD $0.00 USD Unit price per
šŸ•˜ GB Period
Nov 12 - Nov 26, 2021
šŸ“† Estimated Ship Date
May, 2022 [UPDATES]
āœ‰ļø CANNOT be shipped via lettermail
āœ‰ļø CANNOT be shipped via lettermail
āœ‰ļø CANNOT be shipped via lettermail
āœ‰ļø CANNOT be shipped via lettermail
šŸ“Œ All Ikki68 Aurora R2 parts are compatible with R1, and vice versa.
šŸ“Œ The Ikki68 Aurora is DIY, enthusiast product. It is not terribly complicated to assemble, but some basic tool skills such as managing torque with a screwdriver, and some basic keyboard building skills such as how to install stabilizers, hot-swap switches are required. You will not be required to solder anything.
šŸ“Œ

You're eligible to enter a GIVEAWAY šŸŽ‰ for s GMK Soyamilk base kit, ePBT Winter Breath base kit and more if you buy any of the items on this page. Please fill out this form after you've placed an order.

šŸŸ” Order combination / modification policy changed significantly recently.

GB extended until Dec 10 for R1 buyers only. Limited quantities. Items on this page are marked up, emailĀ support@mech.landĀ to acquire a discount code to bring the prices down to normal.

Notice

Limit of 2 per household.

Aurora xĀ Zen Pond does not come with GMK Zen Pond keycaps. They're sold separately.

NOTE: Aurora x Zen PondĀ and GMK Zen Pond will be color matched by different sets of people, and they will be produced at two different factories. There may be slight variation in final colors from renders. We will try our best to match as close as possible to the Pantone chip picked by the designer

GMK Zen Pond GB has been extended

See a list of vendors selling GMK Zen Pond here

What's new in Round 2?

For additional details, especially for add-ons and accessories please visitĀ ikki68-aurora.com

Limited Edition Aurora R2 Collabs:

  • Aurora x Winter Breath
  • Aurora x Zen Pond

Add-ons and accessories:

Aurora Snow

This colorway comes with an E-white Aluminum top case while all the other colorways come with a Polycarbonate top case. That's the reason it costs more than the others.

Battery for Bluetooth Editions

A standard sized, widely available LiPo battery is required forĀ Bluetooth editions but it'sĀ not included with the kit.Ā You can purchase the battery here or source it on your own.

Sound & Flex Test:

Aurora R2 Highlights

  • Variable gasket mount structure. Remove some or all of the gasket chips to change from firm to bouncy. Both Silicone and Poron gaskets are included to fine tune the experience even further!
  • Default PCB (05 - Bodo) for wired version is a hot-swap PCB that supports multiple layouts! This is a very unique feature that lets you use any or all of split L Shift, split R Shift, split Backspace, stepped Caps Lock and ISO Enter, anytime you want. No soldering necessary! Default PCB (06 Iceland) for Wireless version is a Blue Tooth/VIA hotswap that supports splits like Bodo, except space bar. For all PCB specifications, please check PCB table here.
  • Default Silicone dampener kits and add-on poron dampener kit can provide different typing feel and sound, so you can test and choose the one you like most.
  • The badges are hot-swappable, meaning you can change them without taking apart the case! There will be a custom badge group buy after R2 GB ends. You can even get a one of a kind badge made with your custom design!
  • Personalize your Aurora even further with the use of Logo Chips! The little cutout above the right Arrow Key has LEDs underneath. Cut your own design onto a piece of thick paper and put over the hole to see the light shine through. You can even 3D print plastic chips, laser cut other materials as well. The Aurora will come with one Wuque Studio branded chip, and a blank chip to cover the cutout in case you do not want to use it.

Kit Contents:

  • 1x Ikki68 Aurora x Zen Pond Aluminum top case and PC bottom case.
  • 1x PCB05 (Bodo) for wired versionĀ 
  • 6x 2u + 1x 6.25u set of color matched stabilizers.
  • 1x Hotswap badge set
  • 1x Default PC plate
  • 1x Silicone dampening pad between PCB & plate
  • 1x Silicone dampening pad between PCB & case
  • 1x Silicon Gaskets Set
  • 1x Poron Gaskets Set
  • 1x Keyboard storage case
  • 1x Coiled USB cable (Matches case color)
  • 1x Wuque Studio logo chip, color matched to the plate.
  • 1x blank logo chip color, color matched to the plate.
  • Extra stab washers, screws, diodes, sockets, keyboard feet, hex screwdriver

Specs:

  • Case material: Injection molded Polycarbonate. Aurora SnowĀ has an Aluminum top case
  • Default plate material:Ā Polycarbonate
  • Weight (Fully assembled, Alu top case, PC bottom case, no optional weight): 830g
  • Weight (Fully assembled, full PC case, no optional weight): 720g
  • Optional Alu top case: 200g
  • Optional weight: 320g
  • Typing angle: 6.5 degrees
  • Dimensions: 13.6" x 4.4"
  • Base height: 0.9" tall without rubber feet

International Vendors:

Ikki68 Aurora Round 2 is available at many international vendors. Please visit Wuque Studio's product page to find a vendor closest to you!

Disclaimer

  1. The Ikki68 Aurora is DIY, enthusiast product. It is not terribly complicated to assemble, but some basic tool skills such as managing torque with a screwdriver, and some basic keyboard building skils such as how to install stabilizers, hot-swap switches are required. You will not be required to solder anything.
  2. Reading and following the build guide is essential, especially if it's your first time building. Please make sure you are aware of this before building Aurora.
  3. Please note that this is a group buy. Estimates are our best guesses, they're not guaranteed. Delays and setbacks may occur. DO NOT PURCHASE if you do not agree with the terms and conditions.
  4. Your payment method will be charged as soon as you place the order. There are no refunds or cancellation after the group buy ends.

Group Buy

What is a group buy?

Keyboard.University has an excellent write up on group buys related to mechanical keyboards.Ā 

In short and (overly) simple terms, think of them as pre-orders. The process goes something like this:

  • Vendors / proxies (like Mech.Land) collects orders and payments from customers (like you).
  • The payments collected from customers get transferred to manufacturers.
  • Manufacturer begins production. This process can take weeks to months. Our estimate is 45 - 60 days for OA Switches.
  • Once production is complete, the manufacturer sends out the product to vendors / proxies
  • Vendors / proxies ship out the product to customers.

When will my group buy order ship?

You are not ordering in-stock products that will ship within a few days.Ā Group buys take time, and sometimes unexpected delays happen. It's very important to keep this in mind before you join a group buy.

Check the group buy product page to get an ETA of when the product is likely to ship.

Are group buy delivery date estimates 100% solid?

The estimates are just that, estimates. Best guesses. Sometimes unexpected things happen that causes a delay. In some rare cases products get deliveredĀ beforeĀ the ETA.

Can IĀ cancel my group buy order?

You can cancel your group buy order and get a refundĀ untilĀ the group buy ends.

4%Ā of the order total will be kept as processing fee to cover for the transaction costs.

OnceĀ a group buy ends there will beĀ no refunds or cancellations.Ā 

I've moved since I placed the group buy order. How can I change my address?

Send an email to support@mech.land from the email address associated with your order, this way we'll know it really is you who's requesting the change.

The address can be changed but the recipient name will have to remain the same to prevent scalping. Your shipping fees may change depending on the new address, and you'll be billed for the difference.

When will I be billed?

Your payment method will be charged as soon as you place your order.Ā 

Orders & Cancellations

When will my order ship?

For in-stock items your order will ship within 1-3 business days, unless under extreme circumstances.

Check theĀ updates page for an estimated ship date for group buy products.Ā 

Can I cancel my order?

You can cancel your group buy order and get a refundĀ untilĀ the group buy ends.

4% of the order total will be kept as processing fee to cover for the transaction costs.

OnceĀ aĀ group buy ends there will beĀ no refunds or cancellations.Ā 

For in-stock items, you can cancel your order until it ships.Ā 

Can I return an item?

Sorry, there are no returns or refunds once you've received your order. If you receive an item in damaged / defective conditions contact us ASAP and we'll make it right.

Local Pickup

Do you offer local pickup?

Yes, if you are in Toronto, ON!

Please visit this page for more details on how you can pick up an order in person.

Shipping

What shipping method do you use to ship within Canada:

We use Canada Post for most of Ontario and QuƩbec.

In addition to Canada Post, we use Stallion Express, a shipping third party to ship to all other provinces and territories. Their rates are far cheaper than Canada Post direct. They mostly use Canada Post, but they also other companies likeĀ UPS, Purolator etc. to ship.

You will receive full tracking info forĀ all packages shipped, with the exception of Lettermail. Instead you will get a video confirmation of your Lettermail package being dropped off in the mailbox.

What shipping method do you use to shipĀ to USA?

We useĀ Stallion Express, which in turn uses USPSĀ to ship to USA. They're a shipping third party based in Toronto. We drop off our US bound packages to Stallion Express, they drive these packages across the border to Niagara Falls NY and then ship them within the US using USPS.Ā 

Their fees are very affordable and that's why we can afford such competitive shipping rates to USA.

We also use UPS to ship to USA.

What shipping method do you use to shipĀ to the rest of the world?

We can use PostNL tracked, APC tracked or UPS to ship worldwide. The international shipping price you see during checkout is just a best guess average. Your rate will be calculated manually and you'll be refunded if it ends up being less than what you paid. You'll be invoiced for additional amount if it ends up being higher, and you can cancel your order if you choose to do so in this case.

Can I be charged extra for shipping even after I've placed my order?

Shipping fees calculated during checkout are correct for 99% of the cases. However it's not possible to accurately estimate shipping fees to all the parts of the world. If you live in rural areas it might cost more to ship things out to you.Ā 

If that's the case and the shipping cost difference is significant, you will be contacted and asked to pay the difference. If you choose not to then your order will be cancelled and you will be refunded in full.Ā