[Preorder] IRON165 Bordeaux Edition
This is a group buy or preorder product. By purchasing this product you are agreeing to the estimated fulfillment date and disclaimer detailed below.
PREORDER GOES LIVE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST AT 11:00AM ET
APPROX 35 BOARDS TOTAL WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER
We teamed up with GMK Bordeaux designer, Kevster, to create a unique, limited edition version of the IRON165 r2.
Many moons ago, before we came up with the name for Plum, Bordeaux was one of the names we deliberated using. When Kevster approached us we jumped at the chance to revisit Plum, a natural fit for this beautiful set.
Traditionally the IRON165 features a color top and accent base. On this special edition the board will be top to bottom bedecked in Plum and clad in copper.
The rune on the IRON165 badge is normally our Sowilo + Raido bindrune logo, but for the Bordeaux special edition we created a new badge. This features a nod to the Greek god Dionysus, patron of wine, pleasure, and festivities. It is accomplished by combining the runes Jera and Wunjo from our Elder Futhark alphabet to create a desktop amulet generating abundant joy.
In addition to the new solid copper badge anything not plum will be made of solid copper including for the first time since the original IRON165 release, the plate.
A NOTE ON GMK BORDEAUX AND ITS DESIGNER, KEVSTER
Any tips left at checkout in a cart containing an IRON165 Bordeaux Edition keyboard kit will go directly to the designer of GMK Bordeaux, Kevster.
This hobby thrives when community-created projects make it into the world and we want to do our part in continuing to make this possible. Please consider leaving a tip for this amazing set's designer, Kevster.
WHAT'S NEW - THE BOARD
This latest version includes all the quality-of-life improvements seen in the round 2 and PC release but also goes further incorporating some design changes from both the IRON160 and the most recent IRON Alice keyboards.
Years of community feedback and internal testing once again brings focus back to the gaskets and gasket "pockets" where less compression and surface area is preferred. With gaskets now smaller and the "pockets" deeper the plate almost feels like it's floating in space. This leads to the best typing experience ever on the 165 and makes the board far easier to build.
The Bordeaux edition is the first time an IRON has been offered in all one color without a top and bottom contrast. This is also the first version of the board to feature our amazing Plum colorway since the very first release many years ago.
WHAT'S NEW - PLATES AND PCBS
The default FEA-optimized plate and ALL pcbs will now support both bottom row configurations, 6.25u (ANSI) as well as 7u (Tsangan). While we are still committed to offering force-analyzed fixed plates for the IRON series they will only be available as extras to avoid confusion when ordering.
IRON165 BORDEAUX EDITION FEATURES
- 7 Degree Typing Angle
- Full Gasket Isolation Mount
- Low-Profile Front Height (less than 17.25mm)
- Seamless Case Design
- Limited Edition Plum QMK/VIA compatible Hotswap or Solderable PCB, designed in collaboration with Gondolindrim.
- Unified C3 USB-C daughterboard (centered on case)
- Optimized plate for consistency on every key press
- Full Plum case, top and bottom
- Copper bottom weight
- Custom copper bindrune badge
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
- Iron165 Bordeaux Edition Keyboard
- Universal copper plate
- Solderable or Hotswap PCB, USB-C Daughterboard, and JST cable
- Screw spacers (for flush mount look)
- Gaskets and bumpons
- Custom carry case
SOLDERABLE PCB SUPPORTED LAYOUTS
ESTIMATED FULFILLMENT TIMELINE
- Bulk shipment (to our facilities) expected Q1 2024.
- Shipment to buyers expected to take two weeks after arrival at our facilities.
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. All canceled orders will have a 4% transaction fee deducted from the total refund. Fulfillment dates are only estimates and delays could occur.
Keycaps and switches not included.