Satisfaction75 Round 2
The moment you've been waiting for is finally here -- the Mech Madness 2019 board of the year -- the Satisfaction75 -- is running again!
- Group buy Opens October 31st, 11 AM Eastern on CannonKeys using custom checkout. Limit 1 per order.
- Group buy Closes on November 6th, 11:59PM Eastern.
- iLumKB Asia Proxy, contact them for release details. No other proxies.
- No Hotswap Available
- Colors: Deep Ocean Blue, Cloud White, Pirate Black, Seaweed Green, Mermaid Purple
- More than 1000 units will be available, but limited. We are not revealing the exact number.
- Will cost $480, including a custom knob by default. Extras pricing to be released soon.
- Delivery Estimated Q3 2021
For those of you who don't know, the design of the Satisfaction75 was inspired by Pirate Captain Henry Morgan's flagship vessel the "Satisfaction". The curve in the back of the case is supposed to be reminiscent of a pirate ship. We've kept the overall design of the board, but made a few minor improvements.
We also received feedback that the edges of the bottom of the case were too sharp. So we've made those a bit smoother. It's hard to show in a photo, but very easy to feel when handling the board.
- Stab and switch cutouts are not as tight as they were on Round 1
- The Round 2 PCB features improved ESD protection. The case features a grounding point (a screw), and the PCB connects to it via a pad of conductive foam. (Note - build streamers will use R1 PCBs, as we didn't purchase many R2 prototype PCBs)
We know that some folks really wanted this round to be gasket mounted. But in our opinion, there are a few things which really define a board. One of those things is the mounting style. We wanted to stay true to the original design, so Round 2 will use burger mounting, as Round 1 did.
We're also partnering with RAMA once again, to offer RAMA knobs - this time, in your choice of Silver or Black.
What colors will it be available in?
- Deep Ocean Blue (Navy Blue)
- Cloud White (E-White)
- Pirate Black (Black)
- Seaweed Green (Green, as shown above)
- Mermaid Purple (Lilac, as shown below)
This time around, there is no upcharge for E-White! Hurrah!
When is the Group buy opening? How many spots?
The group buy will open October 31st, 2020 at 11 AM Eastern on CannonKeys, using our custom checkout system.
iLumKB will be our proxy vendor for Asia, and will be the only proxy. Please contact iLumKB for their release plans!
We are releasing a very high number of Satisfaction75s in round 2. There are more than 1000 available spots - but we are not going to release the exact number.
The group buy will close on November 6th, 2020 at 11:59PM Eastern.
We expect units to start to ship to customers in Q3 2021.
This all sounds good... but what about the price?!
The price for Satisfaction75 Round 2 will be $480. This includes:
- Satisfaction75 Keyboard (Aluminum top and bottom, Brass plate, Brass weight)
- Custom Satisfaction75 Carrying Case
- Microfiber Cloth
- Satisfaction75 Round 2 PCB including conductive foam for ESD grounding
- Satisfaction75 Round 2 Authenticity Card
- Custom Compass Knob (Aluminum, in either Black, Gold, or Silver)
- OLED Screen (White)
- ALPS EC11 Encoder
We will once again be offering OLEDs (in both blue and white), Encoders, Knobs, and PCBs as extras. Extra plates will be offered in Carbon Fiber and FR4.
- PCB + Spacers (Nylon Spacers for OLED) - $45
- Extra Rotary Encoder - $4
- Extra OLED (White or Blue) - $4
- Aluminum Compass Knob (Gold, Silver, Black) - $17
- PVD Brass Compass Knob (Gold, Silver, Black) - $40
- RAMA Knob (Silver, Black) - $56
- FR4 Plate (White) - $25
- Carbon Fiber Plate - $40
- Extra Brass Plate - $45
Why did the price go up from the first round?
Well, to start, there's now a 25% tariff on most goods being imported from China (details here). Our goods are not exempt. On top of that, we are including a custom carrying case and our own custom knob, neither of which is cheap!
In round 1, we did not use custom packaging, and some boards suffered for it in shipping. We want to ensure that this isn't the case for Round 2.
Will there be build streams?
What about the PCB group buy?
If you order a PCB alone in an order, they will be fulfilled as soon as they arrive. If you want to add a PCB to your keyboard order, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, you'll have to pay shipping for it and we will send it earlier, along with the PCB-only orders.
Can I see more photos?
Yes! Check out this album on Imgur.