Preview of the Kickstarter rewards

Kickstarter is nearing!

EDIT: The Kickstarter is LIVE

Live on Kickstarter

 

Mark the date! We aim to launch the Kickstarter on the 22nd of May, 24th of May, we’ll make sure to keep you up-to-date if anything changes and notify you at what time we will exactly go live.

If you’re as excited as we are, then help us out and join our Thunderclap or spread the message to your fellow gamers.

Now let me show you a bit of what we’ve been working on and check out the upcoming Kickstarter rewards we’re planning.

The Kickstarter video

We like to keep everything authentic, honest and transparent. That’s why we also like to do many things ourselves instead of spending it all out just to make it look extremely professional. We’d rather spend that kind of Ka-ching on the actual product and gaming community.

So, when it came to the Kickstarter video we only spent money on renting a studio, camera equipment, and a camera-guy. The rest is all DIY, no actors, no stock footage, no friend-benefits, no marketing company etc. Just us, with an idea and a lot of willpower.

Kickstarter Video

 

Oh, and right now we’re busy with the video editing, ourselves. So, it doesn’t get any more real than that if you ask me. We’re excited!!

Kickstarter rewards (Preview)

When we started, we wanted to offer two optional items: a wrist pad and PBT or Double ABS keycaps. In the end, we decided that we’d include neither. The reason? It just didn’t feel right and it would add too much workload if we did it how we want it.

I’ve received several wrist-pad samples ranging from foam to wood but it all felt too generic. We would rather make one ourselves with your feedback, instead of rushing one out just for the sake of it.

The same counts for the keycaps. We went by Tai-Hao, but they didn’t offer any backlit compatible PBT or double ABS keycaps and weren’t as eager as we were to do something cool.

Other keycap manufacturers we found only offered backlit double ABS keycaps with those horrifying “futuristic/gaming” legends. Not cool.

Coming to the point that we decided to keep it to the core product. The Wooting one.

Ze rewards

Introduction: I’ve noticed that we’ve been a bit too shallow on explaining exactly what these Rewards mean and entail. So I’ve made everything a bit more clear and added some information.

We’ve done our best to give the most competitive prices available, so that as many as possible people can start using an analog keyboard and we can work towards an industry standard. Your contribution isn’t only for an advanced keyboard, it’s also for our continued work in developing a better analog experience, upgrading your Wooting one keyboard with new analog features and build the pillars of which Wooting can continuously serve gamers with game changing ideas.

After the Kickstarter we will send out a Survey to ask, besides the standard, the following questions:

  • Do you want an ISO or ANSI layout, already in
  • If ISO: What language layout do you want? (Nordic, Latin, QWERTZ, AZERTY, let us know!)
  • Do you want Flaretech red or blue switch?
    • If you choose Red switch, the additional switches will be blue and you’ll receive 2 extra red switches
    • If you choose Blue switch, the additional switches will be red and you’ll receive 2 extra blue switches.

 

 

Basic Package Premium Package
Wooting one keyboard:

  • Entire keyboard full analog
  • Full RGB backlit
  • All-New Flaretech optical switch
  • Swappable switches (with a puller)
  • Swappable top-plate
  • MX keycaps compatible switches
  • Fully programmable
  • Analog control in games
  • Everything saved on the keyboard, it’s software independent!
  • Updatable Keyboard firmware (for new features) = our continued support & work on analog.
  • Plug & play, no additional software required to work
  • Switch between Digital and Analog with the press of a button – called the Mode key.

In digital mode it can function as any mechanical keyboard on the market but better:

  • NKRO
  • 1ms input lag (USB limits us to 1ms, switch has 0.03ms debounce)
  • Easy multimedia key access
  • Adjustable actuation point
Wooting one keyboard:

  • Entire keyboard full analog
  • Full RGB backlit
  • All-New Flaretech optical switch
  • Swappable switches (with a puller)
  • Swappable top-plate
  • MX keycaps compatible switches
  • Fully programmable
  • Analog control in games
  • Everything saved on the keyboard, it’s software independent!
  • Updatable Keyboard firmware (for new features) = our continued support & work on analog.
  • Plug & play, no additional software required to work
  • Switch between Digital and Analog with the press of a button – called the Mode key.

In digital mode it can function as any mechanical keyboard on the market but better:

  • NKRO
  • 1ms input lag (USB limits us to 1ms, switch has 0.03ms debounce)
  • Easy multimedia key access
  • Adjustable actuation point
Detachable braided micro-USB cable Detachable braided micro-USB cable
Keycap/switch puller 2x keycap/switch puller
Extra other Flaretech switches to test:
– 4x Opposite of KB switches
Example: Choose KB w/ red switches = receive extra blue switches
Full Kit of extra other Flaretech switches to test:
–  88x Opposite of KB switches.
Example: Choose KB w/ blue switches = receive extra red switches
First Aid kit:
2x Extra Flaretech switches (of your KB switches)
Few extra screws
First Aid kit:
2x Extra Flaretech switches (of your KB switches)
Few extra screws
Wooting love <3  Wooting love <3
Additional top-plate:
1x Exclusive design brushed top-plate
Exclusive Wooting T-shirt, specially made for sprinkle backers.
Part of the first production batch = First delivery

 

This includes: 

  • Free shipping to EU countries and North America.
  • Local taxes & Import duties

 

Pledge 1: This must happen! €10

You want Analog keyboards to happen but can’t commit yet. Follow the project and receive some Wooting love on delivery day.

 

Pledge 2: Dips! €100 (0/1)

Fastest pledge around. You will probably be too late for this.

  • Wooting one Basic package

 

Pledge 3: Early-Bird gets the worm €129 (0/100)

You’re a fast one! Grab your chance and get the Wooting one at a one-time limited price.

  • Wooting one Basic package

 

Pledge 4: The Wooting one €139

This is your go-to reward for an exclusive Kickstarter price

  • Wooting one Basic package

 

Pledge 5: The Wooting one with sprinkles €199 (0/500)

You’ll reap all the benefits from the Wooting one – Exclusively for Kickstarter –

  • Wooting one Premium package, in addition to the basic package:
    • Additional top-plate
    • 88x Opposite of KB switches.
    • 2x keycap/switch puller
    • Exclusive Wooting T-shirt, specially made for sprinkle backers.
    • Part of the first production batch

 

Pledge 6: The one €999 (0/1)

You are dedicated to the cause and want this to happen ASAP.

  • Receive the very first ever made Wooting one prototype (and yes, she is one of the main stars in the KS video), as a Trophy
  • Wooting one Premium package, in addition to the basic package:
    • Additional top-plate
    • 88x Opposite of KB switches.
    • 2x keycap/switch puller
    • Exclusive Wooting T-shirt, specially made for sprinkle backers.
    • Part of the first production batch

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Feed us Back ~ Thank you!

Share your opinion, concerns, thoughts, ideas, questions, critical thinking or anything that pops into your mind with us:

EDIT: Added additional information about what is included in the price.

We’ve done our best to give the most competitive prices available, so that as many as possible people can start using an analog keyboard and we can work towards an industry standard. Your contribution isn’t only for an advanced keyboard, it’s also for our continued work in developing a better analog experience, upgrading your Wooting one keyboard with new analog features and build the pillars of which Wooting can continuously serve gamers with game changing ideas.

Calder Limmen Written by:

Founder of Wooting. Entrepreneur, gamer and any(thing)thusiast living in Taiwan.

34 Comments

  1. Harrison
    May 18, 2016
    Reply

    Bit on the pricey side… What makes this keyboard for $175 cad better then the Blackwidow chroma $199 cad? The Blackwidow has more keys and is proven to be reliable by Razer, so what does wooing have to offer? Am I actually getting anything special for this price tag?

    • May 18, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Harrison,

      Thank you for sharing your concern. As a result, we’ve updated the blog with more clear and entailing information. Awesome!

      There’s actually quite a lot happening on the Wooting one, and we’ve mostly been promoting that it has analog input for analog movement in games.

      But actually, that’s just scratching the surface, there’s a lot more hiding inside this smart keyboard and unlike other companies, we developed and are continuously developing the (updatable) firmware inside the keyboard.

      We always like to communicate in an honest and transparent way with open ears to feedback. Hopefully you can take another look at the blog, check out the video on http://www.wooting.nl and reconsider your evaluation.

      Thanks again.

  2. Sohan Sadam
    May 18, 2016
    Reply

    Quick question, are the Flaretech blue switches as loud as the Cherry MX blues? I like the idea of having a little tactile feedback but would prefer the keyboard to be relatively quiet.

    • May 18, 2016
      Reply

      We’ll make a video typing with the blue and red switches during the KS, so it’s easier to make a choice afterwards.

      In my personal opinion, the Flaretech switch clicks two times, once on down press and once on up but it’s less audible and very dependent on the keyboard too.

      What I really like about the blue switch is that its press is so smooth and not scratch (you know what I mean?) during press down and I’m personally a big fan of the 55g force.

      As for the Red switch, it also has 55g and unlike the CherryMX, because of it’s heavier weight, you’re less likely to make typos, even without the feedback.

      But, that’s just my humble opinion.

  3. brady
    May 18, 2016
    Reply

    Looks good, I hope I am fast enough for the result bird.
    What will be the retail price?
    Will the packages ship from Netherlands? So in the EU we don’t have to pay any extra taxes?

    • May 18, 2016
      Reply

      We’ll ship from out the Netherlands and USA. In both cases there are no shipping cost and additional taxes.

      * If you’re doing for the Dips pledge, then you really have to be fast. We honestly have no friends, acquaintances or others with “inside information” about the exact launch. It will literally be up for grabs when we go live. We’re really excited who’ll grab dips!

      Thanks!

      • brady
        May 22, 2016
        Reply

        Thanks, great to hear that you offer no taxes and free shipping. Often taxes and shipping for EU is so high that I get discouraged.
        I will try, but I am probably to late for Dips.
        No response on the retail price. Is it still a secret?
        Any plans to offer Pledge Add-Ons for example for different colored top plates or extra switches or will this be Premium Package exclusive for this campaign?

        • May 23, 2016
          Reply

          We don’t want KS to feel like a cheaper pre-order shop It’s a place where we want to involve you with us as a founder of Analog keyboards. If the Kickstarter is a big success (=good quantity), then fellow gamrs can also reap the benefits at a later stage.

          If we don’t reach that quantity we have to settle with either less perks or higher price. So the KS is definitely the best opportunity.

          We wanted to avoid pledge add-ons to avoid complexity. That’s why we’ve made the premium package.

          The Switches and top-plates will not immediately be avaialable on the after-market, hence the extra exclusivity of the premium package.

          Hope that helps. Thanks.

          • brady
            May 23, 2016
            Reply

            Yeah, that helped, thanks for the detailed answer.
            See you on KS and good Luck

  4. NhiKo
    May 18, 2016
    Reply

    ouch that price tag…

    this keyboard is designed for games and the mechanical swiches are not cheap, sure…
    but without a clean way to make the mouse and the analogue “gamepad” work together, kinda like the steam controller (and it’s not that an undisputed success), it’s way too expensive for me sorry.

    • May 18, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Nhiko,

      Thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate the honest opinion.

      We’ve updated the blog with more clear and entailing information. Hopefully you will also consider that it’s not only an analog keyboard with a one-type-of-function. It’s also a groundbreaking mechanical keyboard in itself.

      Of course, it’s not for everybody but hopefully you can help support us and share it with others that might be interested.

      Thanks again.

  5. Josh Martin
    May 18, 2016
    Reply

    Great price, great rewards. Other commenters don’t seem familiar with mechanical keyboards outside of the Razer brand (please don’t compare the 2).

    I paid £100 for my Pok3r, was looking at >£200 for an Ergodox Infinity too, the pricing for an original and innovative KB is pretty fair here for the features available (so long as it works of course),

    Would I buy it? Yes, i’m a bit of a keyboard collector, it sounds original and useful, cherry stem support is what makes the sale for me here. If you aren’t familiar with any mechanical KB outside of Razer? You have a choice to either steer clear and stick with your branded mech, or take the plunge into the murky depths that is the world of mechanical keyboards.

    • May 18, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Josh,

      Really appreciate your comment here. Hopefully it will give a bit more insight for the people that are a bit unfamiliar with the mechanical keyboard world.

      Thanks.

  6. Kalle Luotonen
    May 18, 2016
    Reply

    Prize range seems to be in middle of the mechanical keyboards. I do not find that in anyway too high considering we are speaking about keyboard that has completely new and innovative switch solution.

    I’ve been using Ducky keyboards so far and now planning to go with Wooting when I’ll get one.

  7. Alex Aarea Strömberg
    May 18, 2016
    Reply

    Damn, cheaper than i thought it would be, i’ll try to buy the premium package :D. A little hard to save up the money though, trying to upgrade my gpu too. Hopefully going to buy both.

  8. Mike
    May 19, 2016
    Reply

    Agreed with others, this is innovative stuff, price is actually really good. Can’t wait for the kick starter. BTW this will be my first mechanical keyboard. Gotta have the best.

    • May 21, 2016
      Reply

      Great to hear this. I’m extremely excited we’ll be making your first Mechanical Keyboard, you won’t regret it!

  9. AngerdX
    May 21, 2016
    Reply

    Can´t wait to get my premium order in, been waiting for something like this for a long time, fantastic pricing great job and hope you have a great KS.

  10. Al Kappaccino
    May 21, 2016
    Reply

    Hey there,
    the keycaps part is still a bit unclear for myself. In the top text you state, that you decided “to keep it to the core product” but in your spec table it says “MX-compatible keycaps”. So what are you actually including now?

    • May 21, 2016
      Reply

      I should rephrase that, thank you for pointing it out. My meaning is that the stems of the switch are compatible with MX keycaps. Therefore, you can install any aftermarket keycaps on it.

      Fixed it now.

  11. Boy Teulings
    May 21, 2016
    Reply

    Is it possible to put Cherry MX switches or Gateron switches in the plate instead of the analog switches? I’d assume not because of different pinouts and stuff, but it would be awesome if it was actually possible.

    • May 21, 2016
      Reply

      You can actually plug in CherryMX or Gateron switches in the plate, it just won’t do anything haha. The Flaretech switch is nearly identical to the MX shape but it doesn’t have any pins etc. because it’s optical. Thus, our PCB also has no soldering or anything directly connected to the switch.

  12. Budiwijaya
    May 21, 2016
    Reply

    at first, I wanna ask you guys a colemak layout. turns out, it ships without keycaps.
    do you ship to Indonesia?

    • May 22, 2016
      Reply

      It comes with Keycaps, but not doubleshot or PBT. Just regular backlit keycaps that we made ourselves.

      So, for Colemak layout, you can use your existing MX- keycaps or you can swap them around. We will ship world-wide but Indonesia has added shipping cost.

      • Budiwijaya
        May 23, 2016
        Reply

        Ah, so it’s include the keycaps. Great!
        Do you have estimated shipping cost to Indonesia?

        • May 23, 2016
          Reply

          It’s set on €30 at the moment. We’re trying our best to find better shipping methods for outside NA/EU, specifically Asia region, and will roll out any shipping cost savings directly to you.

  13. Bradley
    May 22, 2016
    Reply

    I’m looking forward to it but do you guys have estimated shipping costs for those outside US and EU (namely Australia in this case). The Wooting One is looking a bit on the pricey side by itself, I’m scared of what that price will look like once you add on shipping costs. :S

    • May 22, 2016
      Reply

      We don’t have a fulfillment partner in Australia and we’re probably going to send it from China in that case. The price for Australia is currently €30.

      We’re always on the lookout for any partner that would like to import and fulfill the keyboard in Australia, so it can reduce all the shipping cost and I’ll personally looking for other shipping options.

  14. Florius
    May 22, 2016
    Reply

    The keyboard is awesome, inclusive RGB backlit. But it doesn’t have a numpad, so I won’t buy it, as I really need one… Hopefully you will still release one with a numpad!

    • May 22, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Florius,

      The more success we book now, the faster we can start on a numpad version but in either case it will take a while before it hits the market.

      Hopefully, you can still support us in any way possible even if it’s in the smallest way.

      Thanks!

  15. May 22, 2016
    Reply

    Hey, UK layout possible (ISO, GBP key, dollar on 4 with euro)? This has to be ISO, for sure… big return key is needed for pinky love. I don’t know why anyone would go for the ANSI by choice. I just could never bring myself to buy something with ANSI layout 🙁

    • May 22, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Jacob,

      We focused on providing as much as possible languages. So ISO UK layout will be available. After the KS, we will survey all the languages but major ones are in the planning for ISO:

      – Nordic
      – UK
      – Latin
      – German QWERTZ
      – French AZERTY

      Pinky love is important but I guess it’s a matter of what you’re already use to.

      Feel free to ask anything else. Thanks.

  16. Archivist
    May 22, 2016
    Reply

    Well, I guess you pretty much have my money on this one. A shame about the kickstarter release being delayed.

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