IRON Alice

Sale price Price $599.00 Regular price $649.00 Unit price  per 

TIMELESS DESIGN, MODERN FEATURES

Just like our very first IRON series keyboard, the IRON165 SE, this limited release features a giant through-hole weight and a simple yet very effective full isolation gasket mounting system, but we've jettisoned the brass for a huge 2.75 lb stunning copper weight. At the same time we've dramatically reduced the compression on the plate between the gaskets. This makes the board a lot easier to build and leads to a "softer" typing experience.

While the clean lines and modern industrial aesthetic appear unchanged the IRON Alice represents the culmination of four years of improvements where we've continued to iterate upon this time-tested design. Put simply, we think the IRON Alice offers the best typing experience in the series yet.

Form meets function creating subtle beauty in every angle and curve without sacrificing anything you’ve grown to love about IRON.

PREMIUM MATERIALS, UNMATCHED FINISHES

While some might just see yet another IRON the Alice is anything but. Not only have we continued to iterate on our design, we have also worked tirelessly to improve upon our already stellar manufacturing and supply chain workflow.

A premium product has to start with the best, most uniform materials available to ensure the best, most uniform surface finishes and the richest color depth one can achieve. One look, one touch in person is all one needs to see and feel the difference and know what it means to own a truly premium keyboard.


IRON ALICE FEATURES

  • 7-degree typing angle
  • Improved full gasket isolation mount (less compression, "softer" feel)
  • Low-profile front height (less than 17.25mm)
  • Huge 2.75 lbs solid copper weight
  • Seamless case design
  • QMK/VIA compatible PCB, designed in collaboration with Gondolindrim, solderable only
  • Smith + Rune C3 USB-C daughterboard (variable center-mounted)

 

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

  • IRON Alice keyboard kit
  • IRON Alice custom keyboard case
  • Black aluminum plate
  • Solderable PCB, USB-C daughterboard, and JST cable
  • All screws and fasteners
  • Gaskets

 

PCB AND PLATE SUPPORTED LAYOUTS

 

ESTIMATED FULFILLMENT TIMELINE

  • Boards are in stock!
  • As we are a team of two, please allow up to 10 business days to receive shipping information. We try to be as fast as possible, so please be patient with us.

 

THE SHIFTED BASE OPTION - EXPLANATION

Halfway through the production run we noticed the internal channel that the daughterboard sits on was shifted slightly to the right. Naturally we corrected the mistake right away and production resumed with the IRON Alice exactly as we intended it to be, but now we had all these bases that look indistinguishable from the corrected bases from the outside.

Our initial thought was to scrap them all together but they are just as functional as the corrected bases minus a standard C3 daughterboard sitting slightly off-center (but still functional). They needed saving but how could we do that and maintain quality and the premium feel of the board. While all USB-C cables worked, it didn't have that satisfying snap when installed.

So we thought outside of the box and created a new version of the C3 daughterboard that had some wiggle room when mounting and all problems went away. To our surprise this also worked to improve USB-C fitment on other boards we had around the office from other companies! Not only were we able to save some beautiful Alice bases, but we were able to improve upon a universal and simple product that doesn't get much attention and is often overlooked. We will be using these new daughterboards on all of our products going forward.



THE SHIFTED BASE OPTION - TLDR

The daughterboard channel is slightly shifted internally. Externally this base looks no different and functions no different than the "perfect" bases, but because it is shifted (internally) you get a discount on the board AND an extra daughterboard. You shouldn't need an extra, but we're including one anyway.

 

DISCLAIMER

The images presented may be 3D renders or photos of pre-production prototypes and are for illustration purposes only. The final product may differ slightly in appearance and/or color. Fulfillment dates are only estimates and delays could occur. This is a keyboard kit, keycaps and switches are not included.