[Reference] Iron165 (R2) Keyboard by Smith+Rune Extras



Iron165 R2 Extras Reference Page

This is a reference page for the Iron165 (R2) keyboard. The keyboard will go live on a different listing at 11 AM Eastern on Thursday, August 11th 2022. The new listing will appear on our homepage at launch time, and in this collection.

Due to the limited nature of extras, nothing is yours until checkout is complete. Items added to cart are not reserved, and may run out of stock while completing checkout. To view accurate prices for plates and PCB please set stock to 'A', or use the table below.
Limit one Iron165 keyboard per order.

We're pleased to partner with Smith + Rune to bring you the Iron165 keyboard!

Iron165 Changes for Round 2

  • Deeper gasket pockets, allowing the same PORON gaskets, but with less overall compression, making the case easier to assemble
  • 0.25mm top case height increase, to better hide keycaps that aren’t as deep as GMK, while still maintaining the same overall switch height
  • Better, beefier, longer screws
    • Some units will come with silver screws installed, and others will come with an extra set of silver screws
  • Removal of cable channel
  • Revised PCB with VIA compatibility **NOT HOTSWAP**
  • Further optimized consistency aluminum plate
  • All aluminum construction
  • Many other minor tweaks to optimize machining

Iron165 Features

  • 7 Degree Typing Angle
  • Full Gasket Isolation Mount
  • Bottom Accent Plate w/exposed rune logo
  • Low-Profile Front Height (less than 17.25mm)
  • Seamless Case Design
  • QMK/VIA compatible PCB, designed in collaboration with Gondolindrim
  • Unified C3 USB-C daughterboard (centered on case)
  • Optimized plate for consistency on every key press (see analysis below)

Iron165 Colors

Each board comes with a black anodized aluminum base and contrasting aluminum accent plate and aluminum badge. Please refer to the renders for a visual depiction.

  • Midnight Teal
  • Graphite
  • Red

    Supported Layouts

    CannonKeys is offering two plate layout options, semi-fixed. All plates support split backspace.

    • ANSI Plate

    • Tsangan Plate

    What's In The Box

    • Iron165 Keyboard
    • Aluminum Plate
    • PCB, USB-C Daughterboard, and JST cable
    • Gaskets and all mounting hardware
    • Hard Carrying Case


    Pricing for addons can be viewed by using the color/addon drop down menu while stock is set to A. If you're curious about specifics, you can view the original collection for the Iron165 R2 GB here.

     Addon Item Price
    SS Weight A
    SS Weight B
    SS Badge A
    SS Badge B
    Copper Weight A
    Copper Weight B
    Copper Badge A
    Copper Badge B
    Brass Weight A $88
    Brass Weight B $80
    Brass Badge A $25
    Brass Badge B $20
    Alu Plate $46
    FC Plate $58
    PCB + JSTDB $69
    Gaskets $10


    What is the difference between A stock, A minus stock, and B stock?

    A stock will have no visible exterior blemishes. A minus stock can have minor blemishes seen when built. B stock can have slightly larger visible blemishes seen when built such as scratches and small dents.