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The Ikki68 Aurora is back!
We are pleased to be working with wuque.studio to bring you round 2 of the Ikki68 Aurora, with new colors and features!
The Ikki68 Aurora is an affordable, injection molded, polycarbonate case, gasket-mount keyboard kit from Wuque Studio, the people behind Ikki68, OA Switches and more!
- Top Case Material:
- Aurora Snow: Aluminum
- Aurora Fog/Blue/Pink/Clear: Polycarbonate
- Bottom Case Material:
- Polycarbonate for all colorways
- Weight: (fully assembled, Alu top case, PC bottom case, no optional weight): 830g
- Weight: (fully assembled, full PC case, no optional weight): 720g
- 6.5 Degree Typing Angle
- Gasket Mounting
- Hotswap PCB
- Aurora Snow
- Aurora Fog
- Aurora Blue
- Aurora Pink
- Aurora Clear
- 1x Ikki68 Aurora aluminum or PC top and PC bottom case
1x PCB05 (Bodo) for wired version or PCB06 (Iceland) for wireless version
- These PCBs are 1.2mm
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
For more information on Ikki68 Aurora R2, and links to international vendors, check out the listings on Wuque's site.
The set will run from November 12th 11:00 AM ET to November 26th 11:59 PM ET.
Estimated Date of Delivery: Please refer to our Project Updates page for the most up to date information.
This is a Group Buy, and Group Buy terms and conditions apply. The estimated date of delivery is just that - an estimate. Delays and setbacks may occur. Upon purchase, you will be charged immediately. And by purchasing this item, you acknowledge everything stated above. There are no refunds or cancellations for this order. For more information, check out our FAQ
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, hotswap switches are required.
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.
For someone getting into the world on custom mechanical keyboards, the Ikki68 is a great starting point.
The kit comes with almost everything thing you need minus: stabilizers, switches, and keycaps.
Flex is a term that is used a lot nowadays when describing typing feel, but is often used incorrectly in my opinion. The Ikki68 has a good implementation of a "flex"-ible keyboard, with the flex cuts on the PCB and using a flexible plate like PC or FR4 allow for the PCB assemble to bend giving it a pleasant typing experience.
*Good value, even comes with a carrying case!
*Layout makes keycap selection easier since you do not need special nav keys at certain profiles (Home, PgUp, End, etc...). Just need standard TKL kitting.
*Designed for softer typing experience with its flex cuts.
*With the East and West facing switches, it causes some inconsistencies on the "Pipe" key and "Enter" key in particular. The "Pipe" keycap will not be straight and leans slightly downwards on the left side.
*No Tsangan bottom row support.
Overall I am satisfied with this board, easy to build and I love the customizable badge feature. I am still waiting on the custom badges I ordered. However, the "Aurora Clear" version that I got, had already began to yellow, which if you own any clear phone case, you would know doesn't look too good. This is unfortunate, and it makes me reconsider getting clear boards in the future. I also do wish they came with stabilizers, but the price point isn't too bad for what I got. I hope that they make this an "in-stock" board at some point in the future.
My favorite part of the Ikki68 is the layout support on the PCB. You can choose between stepped and regular caps, split or regular backspace and shift keys, ANSI or ISO enters, and 6.25u or split spacebar. All on a hotswap board. Granted, some of the layouts require you to rotate your switches to fit, but the options are all there. You can also take out some of the gasket mounts to decrease the board's stiffness. My only gripe would be the material the board was made of. The top and bottom case on my unit creaks a lot, even after adjusting the **** tension and making sure everything is lined up. This doesn't affect typing feel or sound, but if I'm just carrying it around or holding the board in hand it'll creak and that hurts a little.