iKBC was founded by a group of enthusiasts!
Their common interest brought them together, and they gradually formed a stable group. In order to develop the keyboard that all of them would like and recognize, they were always discussing and debating with one another about it,
"Until one day, a story was shared by everyone."
This story was originally about the camera king - Hasselblad. Hasselblad company was founded in 1841 and is the most well-known medium format camera manufacturer in the world. I
t started just as a small shop of business for photographic light-sensitive equipment in 1887. It then became the US Kodak's distributor in Sweden in 1908. However, it was Mr. Victor Hasselblad who started the production of the camera.
Victor, born in 1906, was a photographer of birds, and an ornithologist in Sweden, and was also a well-known Swedish expert of photographic equipment at that time. It was his dream to create a SLR camera whose lens, film backs and viewfinder that could be replaceable. After World War II broke out, the Swedish Air Force captured the Luftwaffe reconnaissance camera from the German Air Force, and they asked Victor whether he could imitate and create a camera just like that. Victor replied: "No, but I can make a better one!"
Many people must have heard this story before, and people who pursue excellence will resonate with this. This story also inspired those keyboards fans, who worked spontaneously together, and were determined to create an ideal keyboard themselves!
As a result, iKBC was born.
iKBC stands for "THE KEYBOARD THAT CHEERS YOU UP", which means “the keyboard that can bring you a pleasant experience”.
iKBC was founded in 2007 by a group of keyboard enthusiasts and focused on designing and manufacturing quality mechanical keyboard for keyboard enthusiasts.
In 2008, iKBC developed the first PBT keycaps, the company started to make a name worldwide among the enthusiasts community.
In 2010, first 60% programmable macro keyboard, the “Poker”, was launched resulting in the “Poker” becoming the most sold ever 60% mechanical keyboard. Today the “Poker” is considered as the best mechanical keyboard in the compact (60%) segment worldwide and has become the industry standard for all keyboard enthusiasts looking into the compact segment.
In 2013, iKBC introduced the first Backlit Doubleshot PBT keycaps, making the community’s dream come true by providing translucent keycaps that are made of the highest and the toughest material that was ever manufactured. Today, industry leaders use this technology for their RGB mechanical keyboards.
In 2016, in order to strengthen the brand awareness globally, iKBC started to build up worldwide sales and marketing channels and provide a whole new line up of mechanical keyboards inspired by the community’s needs and feedbacks.