Ikki68

Updates & Progress Report

Ikki68 Extras Sale Details

Hello everyone!

We’ve opened up a Shopify store at shop.wuquestudio.com. We’ll be able to take Visa and Mastercard payments.

We’re opening our store to sell Ikki68 extras, including 4 Ikki68 Pro LE extras. The LE colorway was not offered during the group buy. It has an anodized black top case and an e-white bottom case.

The group buy is going well and we are on track for our September ship window. We’ll have more updates on this later.

Because of the various payment and ordering platforms used in different parts of the group buy, we feel that a little clarification is needed on the process of how you’d order extra things, and how you’d pay for shipping.

Ordering Extras

The extras will be available for sale for a limited time

The online store will go live Monday, August 31st at 7PM PST

The store will close on on Thursday, September 3rd at 11:59 PST.

You have to place your order for extras within this window. They will ship with your Ikki68 group buy order.

What extra items are available?

Here’s what you will be able to purchase from the store when it goes live:

  • Carbon Fiber Plates (Unlimited)
  • POM Plates (Unlimited)
  • Brass Plates – PVD pure gold coat, same as group buy. (10 available)
  • Brass Plates – Normal anti-oxidation coat (Unlimited)
  • QMK Wired Hot Swap PCB (10 available)
  • Bluetooth Pro Soldered PCB (9 available)
  • Blank badge (Unlimited, must have ordered an Ikki68 with a badge)
  • Community badges (Unlimited, must have ordered an Ikki68 with a badge)
  • Bespoke badges (Unlimited, must have ordered an Ikki68 with a badge)

Ikki68 Pro LE Extras

Four (4) Ikki68 Pro Limited Edition will go on sale on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7PM PST. Limit 1 per person.

These are the only Ikki68 extras available. Functionally, they are exactly the same as Ikki68 Pro offered during the group buy just in a brand new colorway. The have a black top case and e-white bottom case. You can find more info on Ikki68 Pro at the official website

Custom Badges

If you’ve bought an Ikki68 with a badge, you can buy any amount of custom badges in any/all of the available colors.

You can also buy blank badges for just $9 USD.

If you’ve commissioned a bespoke badge through SirTimmyTimbit, you will be PMed a secret link on Discord to buy your badge. 

You will get 15% off when you buy 3 or more variations of your discord badge(s)

Shipping

You will not be charged for shipping on any of the items on the store. Ckeeb will combine your group buy order with your online store order and calculate the shipping cost for everything. She will then send you a Paypal invoice to your Paypal email address that you used to sign up for the group buy

That is why it’s very important that you write your Ikki68 group buy order # and your Paypal email address in the notes section of your order on this site.

You can find your order # and paypal email address that you used in the email we sent to you on June 23rd / June 24th. It was sent from [email protected]

What if I’m not buying anything extra? I just want to pay the shipping fees for my group buy?

If you’re not buying anything from the online store you don’t have to do anything extra. You’ll be sent an invoice for shipping fees to the Paypal email address you used to pay for the group buy.

What if I am a first time buyer buying the Ikki68 Pro LE?

Then you do not have to put anything in the notes section 🙂

If you have any questions please join our discord. Someone will be able to help with your issues over there.

Limited Edition Extras, Free Key Pullers & General Updates

LE Panda Extras

Once we’re ready to ship the group buy orders, we will have five of these Limited Edition colorways available for in-stock extras sale. The top is anodized black and the bottom is e-white coated. More details to follow

Free Keycap Pullers for Everyone!

This week we will be sending a free keycap puller to every GB participant who paid via Paypal. They have yet to release our fund and we are in the process of getting them released. 

General Update

Our manufacturer has already received all the aluminium materials for production. Our PCB is currently in production, and an order has been placed for the Wuque Bears. Everything is going as scheduled, we will keep you posted!

Behold! Our Aluminum!

New BT software demo. GB order placed with manufacturer

We have placed the case and PCB order with our manufacturer. We’re meeting with them in a couple of days, more updates will follow. 

We’ve also recorded a new demo of our Bluetooth software for the Ikki68 Pro version. This video goes in more detail than the previous ones.

Group Buy over. Order confirmation emails sent.

Thank you everyone for a very successful group buy. We can’t express how grateful we are for all the love and support you guys have shown us. We hope to get the keyboards into your hands ASAP and hope that you’ll love the designs as much as we do. 

We’ve sent out order confirmation emails tonight. Please read and verify that all the information there is correct. 

If there’s a change to be made please contact us before June 25th, 11:59PM PST via the discord or via email at [email protected]

We’ll keep you posted with regualr updates on the progress. September here we come!

Logo micro-holes are now finer, anodized and less visible.

We were not happy with how the micro holes for the LED logo were still somewhat visible on the darker models. We’ve decided to make some changes to make them better

1. The holes will be laser cut before anodization in the production versions. This will color the inside of the holes as well, making them less visible. Currently you can see the raw aluminum color on the inside of the holes in darker versions.

2. We’ve decided to make the holes even smaller and increase the density of them overall. This will also help with them being less visible.

Here’s a demo of Twilight with #1 implemented. Already looking pretty great, will only look better with smaller holes in the production version