[gb] atom 68 ⅱ

Thank you for waiting patiently during our Interest Check. We appreciate the valuable feedback and advice provided by the community to help us improve our product. The physical proofing is complete and we are now ready to launch the Group Buy for the Atom 68 II.
The Atom68 II is a custom case for the NiZ Atom68 electrostatic capacitive keyboard. It is the second iteration of the Atom68 Alu (GB launched this time last year), with an improved design as well as additional case materials, colors, dome weights,battery, and stabilizer options
Group Buy Information
1 Launch Date:2021.01.29(Beijing time 8:00)
2 Group Buy duration:the group buy will run for 10 days or until orders are placed for 200 units
3 Shipping estimate:within 3 months after the close of the GB
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1 Basic Information
1 Typing Angle: 7 °
2 Top options:
Aluminum: anodized black, anodized blue, E-white,E-yellow
Polycarbonate: white frosted
3 Bottom options:
Aluminum: anodized black, anodized blue, E-white,E-yellow
Polycarbonate: white frosted
4 Weight options:
Brass(E-white,E-yellow,E-transparent, E-black)
5 Plate options
Aluminum: anodized black, anodized blue, E-white ,E-yellow
Brass(E-white,E-yellow,E-transparent)
FR4:Black with gold trim, White with platinum trim
5.1 Stabilizers
Choice of:
(1) Costar stabilizers
(2) Cherry-style plate-mount stablizers
*Each plate will be cut to support only one style of stabilizers
6 PCB
Choice of:
(1) Electrostatic Capacitive: NIZ EC PCB, type-C daughterboard, fully programmable with NIZ software
(2) Cherry MX: 1.5mm hot-swap FR4 MX pcb, type-C daughterboard, fully programmable with QMK/VIA

7 Plate mounting system: gasket sandwich
8 Battery: 2500mah - 5000mah
9 Keycaps: compatible with all heights of Cherry MX-style keycaps
10 Domes: 35g/45g/50g/60g/65g
*Only applicable for EC options
11 Layout:



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2 Price
Basic kit:298usd(colors are optional),not contain platform fee20$(papal) and shipping fee 60$;
Wired suite:+120usd
Bluetooth suite:+150usd
BLE&RGB suite:+200usd
Additional EC switches:sliders+switches(70pcs)+12.5usd
Additional domes:+20usd(70pcs)
Additional MX pcb:+31.5usd
Additional MX plate:Alu +12.5usd / Brass +20.5usd /FR4 +12.5usd .

*Basic kit includes: rubber feet, type-C daughterboard, cooper bases, rubber gasket, and screws

(1) If you already have a NiZ Atom68 keyboard and want to upgrade to the aluminum version, you can buy the basic kit and replace the case yourself.
(2) If you don’t have a Niz Atom68 keyboard, you need to buy the inner parts separately (choice of: wired, Bluetooth, or Bluetooth & RGB version) in addition to the basic kit.

O Wired version includes: electrostatic capacitive PCB, dome sheet (35g/45g/60g/65g options), electrostatic capacitive switches, and stabilizers (choice of Costar or Cherry-style plate-mount stablizers)
O Bluetooth version includes: electrostatic capacitive PCB, dome sheet (35g/45g/60g/65g options), electrostatic capacitive switches, and stabilizers (choice of Costar or Cherry-style plate-mount stablizers), 5000 mA battery
O Bluetooth & RGB version includes: electrostatic capacitive PCB, dome sheet (35g/45g/60g/65g options), electrostatic capacitive switches, and stabilizers (choice of Costar or Cherry-style plate-mount stablizers), 5000 mA battery

Note: If Bluetooth or Bluetooth & RGB version is chosen, you must also select either a polycarbonate bottom case or FR4 plate, otherwise Bluetooth will not function properly
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5 FAQ
Q:What quality can be achieved in the finished?
A:Allows some blemishes that are usually not seen when the keyboard is assembled or built. This can be anode or tooling marks. Small color differences between different same-color parts can be seen as well.
Q: Can you change the layout?
A:No
Q:How will the keyboards be programmed?
A: Will be programmable by NIZ firmwire, and the latest firmwire will regularly update by discord.
Q:There are any sound test video and unboxing review?
A:yes,by switch and clickhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI9Ablu9Ku0&ab_channel=SwitchandClick
Q:Does Discord have access to live GB information?
A:yes,https://discord.gg/cYUvMrPXJt
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6 Updates
2020.11.17 IC
2020.11.19 Added more logo pictures
2020.12.01 Added 3D prototype picture
2020.12.03 CNC prototype in the works
2021.01.29 GB started

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So, we’re do I place a order?

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GB Starts on the 29th: https://www.nizkeyboard.com/products/ic-niz-atom68-alu-v2?variant=37998184038574

FR4 plate option interesting :thinking:

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I couldn’t help but notice the option for 65g domes. Will you be putting these domes up for sale directly on your website?

Very interesting, the price is little steep for me though. Gonna be close to $400 after PP fees & shipping. On the other hand though beyond our man @norbauer, where else you gonna get a custom EC board… :thinking:

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maybe 3 months later

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this man has fingers of steel, i tell ya

My current niz board uses 55g domes and 20g springs under each keycap lol. Still doesn’t hold a candle to some of the springs people swap into their switches though :eyes:

with spring,it feels a little different