I am very tempted to try this. It ticks a lot of cool boxes for me. I like the layout, it would be my first gasket, optional mounting points is dope, great price! I just feel like I have to many boards and don’t know what I would give up to make room.
Yeah, I think that’s a fair distinction. Membership in the solder hobby shouldn’t preclude folks feeling like they built a thing (especially if they frankenswitched and lubed and foamed and all that kind of stuff), imo. Different build process, sure, but still a build imo
What? Seriously? They assemble it for you? I don’t remember that being part of the description!
EDIT: Oh, you are talking about the concept of a pre-built in general. Yeah, I thought the Aurora would require assembly. What I could use clarification on is whether the default kit is a solderable PCB, or if hotswap is the default.
100%. The Ikki68 GB was faultless. Fantastic Discord, loads of updates and real care taken over it. Plus it is a great keyboard and came incredibly quickly. Gold standard for Group Buys. I’m all in for the Aurora.
However I am not sure if the plastic one will be badgeless. They had to make a mold to create all these and I am assuming they only made one, which would have the space for a badge. The nice thing is I think they are opening it up so the community can make badges. Sounds like they might have a badge “store” too, so you could find one you like.