Wooting Two Kickstarter Rewards Preview

There’s only a bit more than a week left before the Wooting two Kickstarter launches. I can speak for everyone at Wooting, to say that we’re all super nervous!

Before we launch the Kickstarter, I want to share the rewards we’re planning to have and I can use your honest feedback.

The approach

Keep it simple.

The more complexity, the more chance problems will arise and the more confusing it is for you guys. That’s why the rewards need to be as straightforward and simple as possible. No extra gimmicks, swag, fidgets or other waste. Though, dealing with international customer is a different story, you’ll see.

No ridiculous price schemes.

You know those Kickstarter that offer the product at half of the retail price? It’s ridiculous and not a viable. Either they’re not planning to bring the same product to retail or there is a ridiculous amount to be earned by their sales channels.

We want to put an emphasis on making you one of the original backers and supporters of the Wooting two. You and us, together, creating an impactful product.

No big stretch goals.

Stretch goals aren’t necessarily a bad thing, but it comes back to the first point. It adds complexity and endangers the main focus point of the Kickstarter. I’m also very doubtful how much it will actually help us to get people to join the Kickstarter or not.

We might add a simple stretch goal that we’re keeping a secret for now.

No complicated software access programs.

There’s a handful of Kickstarters that promise a physical product which heavily relies their software to be useful. They will divide their rewards into all kinds of different early access types and more often than not, in the end, the software is still horrible when the product hits the mass users.

We promised to release the Wooting developer portal, then that means, it’s immediately available for everybody. Interested in helping development or testing our early phase software? Then hop onto discord and join in. No special reward tier or application.

Now without further due, let’s get into…

The Rewards

To clarify:

  • The Small and Big switch packs you can choose between, red, blue and black. You will get 12 in the small and a full-size amount of 110 switches in the big.
  • The fastest pledge around is a Wooting two with all its accessories, but there will only be one available (so be fast).
  • Early bird is a Wooting two with all its accessories. But there’s a limit to 200 backers.
  • The Wooting two is a … Wooting two with all the accessories.
  • With the combo pack you will get a Wooting two with all its accessories and a big switch set (Choose between, red, blue or black switch variant)
  • The super pack is a Wooting two with all its accessories and two big switch packs. (You will have all the variations)
  • I am the one… two  is the same as the super pack but you’ll also get the first ever made Wooting two prototype. (only 1 available)

Important Pricing & Shipping notice for EU customers

The reward prices are excluding shipping and custom fees for European Union customers. If you reside in an European Union country, your shipping and custom fees will be added during checkout.

We will help import and deliver your reward within Europe without any unexpected charges. This will save you a major headache, long transits and unexpected bills from your local import customs.

What. Everybody living within the European Union is liable for local VAT (Btw/UID/USt/Moms). If you live in a country of the European Union and you import goods from outside the European Union, the goods will be held by your local customs for taxation.

They will charge your local VAT (~21%) and import duty over the total value of the goods including shipping cost. Often there’s also an additional administration fee and in some cases they re-evaluate the total value of the goods.

How. We will import the goods, deal with customs, local VAT and any other charges for you. Then we will ship your reward from our fulfillment center in the Netherlands to you.

Reality. If you add the shipping and custom fee, in fact, it’s the Kickstarter price including VAT. This includes Free shipping in the Benelux and Germany. In other European countries there’s a small shipping fee. Take a look:

What European Customers really pay:
Reward What you really pay
I support analog €10
Small switch pack €15 + shipping fee (€5)
Big switch pack €50 + shipping fee (€5)
Fastest pledge around €100 + Free shipping in Benelux + Germany
Early bird €130 + Free shipping in Benelux + Germany
Wooting two €140 + Free shipping in Benelux + Germany
The combo pack €180 + Free shipping in Benelux + Germany
The super pack €220 + Free shipping in Benelux + Germany
I am the one…two €999 + Free shipping in Benelux + Germany

Shipping USA

All the reward prices include free shipping in the United States. The Kickstarter prices are originally in Euros, but you will see them in a Kickstarter converted US dollar amount. We have done our best to keep the prices in line with our target but the ongoing conversion rate will heavily influence this.

Kickstarter forces us to display the prices in Euro. That’s why we’ve adjusted the Euro prices to better reflect our US dollar prices. Our solution is related to the message above.

How. We will import all the goods, deal with customs and any other charges for you. Then we will ship your reward from our fulfillment center in North Carolina to you.

What USA customer expect to pay:
Reward What we’re aiming for
I support analog $10
Small switch pack $15 + shipping fee
Big switch pack $50 + shipping fee
Fastest pledge around $100 + Free shipping in USA
Early bird $130 + Free shipping in USA
Wooting two $140 + Free shipping in USA
The combo pack $180 + Free shipping in USA
The super pack $220 + Free shipping in USA
I am the one…two $999 + Free shipping in USA

Sounds confusing right? Sometimes it can be difficult to sell a product on a single platform for all the customers in the world, exchange rates, taxes, and a lot more mambo jumbo. But we think this is the best and most fair approach for both EU and US backers.

But… but when will it go live?
If everything goes smooth (Meaning kickstarter will approve our project in time), the kickstarter of the Wooting two will go live at the 31st of May 15:00/3:00 pm CEST (Amsterdam time). Here is a sweet overview:

City Local time Date
Amsterdam, Stockholm, Paris 15:00 / 3:00pm 31st of May
London 14:00 / 2:00pm 31st of May
New York 09:00 / 9:00am 31st of May
Los Angeles 06:00 / 6:00am 31st of May
Taipei 21:00 / 9:00pm 31st of May
Sydney 23:00 / 11:00pm 31st of May

 

And for those who would rather like a countdown:


It’s live!

 

 

Flaretech switch spec:

Avaliable layouts:

Didn’t see your language in between? Let us know what you want with the:

Language Survey!

 

Specifications Wooting two:

  • Full analog
  • 450mm x 150mm x 38mm
  • ~ 1kg
  • USB-C to USB-A
  • Onboard memory
  • NKRO / Anti ghosting
  • Red, blue or black flaretech switches
  • Individual RGB-backlit + cool effects

Minimal system requirements:

  • Windows 7/8/10 – Mac OSX – Linux
  • 1 USB port
  • The internet – Optional for downloading the Wootility

The current timeline:

Feedback here!

We’re always open and welcoming to feedback. You know where to find us:

Calder Limmen Written by:

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

29 Comments

  1. Christopher Yeoman
    May 24, 2018
    Reply

    Put me down for the 2 😉
    I’ll be watching the Rick starter

  2. Kevin Schottert
    May 25, 2018
    Reply

    Ill be there!

  3. James Mueller
    May 25, 2018
    Reply

    I’ll be at a conference that morning. I’ll get this on my calendar as a thing to sneak in during a break. I’ll be replacing a beloved Corsair K95 with this puppy.

  4. Peter Claassen
    May 25, 2018
    Reply

    Missing the US ISO version (again). But can I order a German ISO with twelf keys that replace the odd ones? Could you offer a combo US ISO that way?

    • May 26, 2018
      Reply

      US ISO is a fairly unique layout, but if you put a request to [email protected] after receiving the DE ISO W2, we can send the missing US keys from our spares.

  5. Cedric
    May 25, 2018
    Reply

    Been waiting since the Wooting One came out. Can`t wait!
    Lets see the Wooting Two to the finish line boys!

  6. May 25, 2018
    Reply

    Would liked to buy the Wooting 2, but no Swiss Layout. For me thats sadly a deal breaker.

    In Switzerland with the right marketing Campaign you could get a high sale volume. I don’t know, why most Keyboard manufacturers dont look over this option.

    Swiss Customers have a high budget and trust in brands….

    • May 26, 2018
      Reply

      We are still figuring out if we can support more languages. Perhaps I should let a survey go out and see what language requests there are. We don’t want to risk offering a language and producing a very low amount.

      • Lodovico
        May 29, 2018
        Reply

        On a related note, sorry if this is answered elsewhere but do your switches fit standard cherry keycaps? If so people can also get their own keycaps

  7. Arend Hamming
    May 26, 2018
    Reply

    Just a smalll comment about the switches. Do the simple packages come with red as default or can you choose any type you want? Do i understand correctly that with blue, you lose all the linear properties of the keyboard? Then does it even make sense to buy the keyboard with only blue switches? Or should people who order that get a warning of it’s possible to always choose? Can you advise a default option? Or at least explain a little more about the differences, other than the graph.

    Oh and there’s some typos, so if you’re planning on using text from this page for the Kickstarter, make sure to re-check it or mail me.

    • May 26, 2018
      Reply

      You can choose what switch type you want installed on the keyboard and what switch type you want with the switch pack.

      Blue switches are still worth it, you should heavily consider the typing experience over anything else. The blues are still very linear feeling. Graphs will be made ont he final page section.

      It’s partially what we’re using, but doing a full recheck at the final page. Thanks!

  8. First-Time Kickstarter
    May 26, 2018
    Reply

    So, how do we get the Kickstarter link on 31 May 2015 at 15:00 CEST? Will you send an email to everyone who has signed up? Should we go to Kickstarter’s home page and press refresh over and over again at 15:00 CEST? Please Explain.

    • May 26, 2018
      Reply

      We will send out an email to our newsletter/wooting two news subscribers, announce it on our discord and you could give a shot and keep searching wooting two.

  9. Alex
    May 27, 2018
    Reply

    Is there a way to achieve RU-Keycaps?

    • May 28, 2018
      Reply

      Best way is to get third-party keycaps for Russian ANSI layout. We will have a survey at the KS where you can let us know which layout you want. If there is enough requests, then we will start to offer it as an option.

  10. Andy
    May 27, 2018
    Reply

    Only question is do I buy the TKL version while I wait….

  11. SanokKule
    May 28, 2018
    Reply

    But what about Russian layout?

    • May 28, 2018
      Reply

      Russian layout would be awesome to do, but we will need a distributor or reseller to support it, unless there’s enough demand for the language layout. We will have a survey during the KS where you can let us know what language layout you want. If there’s enough request, we’ll add the option.

  12. slalanne
    May 28, 2018
    Reply

    Bonjour, proposerez vous un set de touche au normes AZERTY Francaise ? Thanks

    • slalanne
      May 28, 2018
      Reply

      Hello, will you propose a set of keys to the French AZERTY standards? Thanks

      • May 28, 2018
        Reply

        That is in consideration. I will come back on the language availability.

  13. Leo
    May 29, 2018
    Reply

    So if I wanted an ISO layout for Dutch/English language which should I pick?

    Can’t wait for Wooting Two 🙂

    • May 31, 2018
      Reply

      ISO Dutch/English is a bit hard to get your hands on. It’s a layout you don’t find in Gaming keyboards anymore.

      English UK ISO is an alternative but I’d still recommend ANSI.

  14. Zach McMenemy
    May 30, 2018
    Reply

    Hello, I’m not sure of what my shipping address will be around November when these are scheduled to be delivered, can I change it after ordering? I’d like to still be able to take advantage of the early bird deal.

    Thanks,
    Zach

    • May 31, 2018
      Reply

      That’s not an issue, we will check all the shipping with a survey close to the delivery date and you’ll be able to change it so long it hasn’t shipped yet.

  15. oscar
    July 9, 2018
    Reply

    hi if i want to order wooting 2 swe layout how do i do?

    • July 10, 2018
      Reply

      Hop over to the Kickstarter and pledge: http://kck.st/2L7t7O0

      We will send out a survey asking for you language layout and switch type after the Kickstarter ends.

  16. oscar
    July 25, 2018
    Reply

    when do it end?

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