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Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard
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Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard

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Best purchase of my life and I've adopted a kid.
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Day one of using this keyboard, it worked perfectly. I loved the LEDs, the feel of the MX Browns, just about everything about this keyboard seemed perfect compared to my previous keyboard. Day two of using this keyboard, I was playing a game and about 30 minutes in, I hear the disconnect sound from my computer and also notice that the default light pattern on the keyboard stopped moving and pressing any key on the board did not do anything. When I went to click the reset button, nothing happened, so I had to power down my PC. To my surprise, the keyboard lights still stayed on even though the PC was powered off, so I unplugged the keyboard and let it sit for 30 min. After I plugged everything in and powered up my PC, everything worked fine for the rest of the day. Day three, everything that happened in day two was happening every 10 minutes of using the keyboard, making it unusable. Now I know that this is very unusual looking at all of the other reviews, but it is still upsetting. I have reached out to massdrop and they are sending me a replacement. Hopefully the new one works like its suppose to, and if it does, I'll update this review. Update to this review. 3/20/2019 They actually sent me the replacement before I sent in the defective keyboard which was nice (because I threw out the old box it was mailed in), and they also covered the cost of the return label which I can't complain about. I have had the new keyboard for a week now with no issues what so ever. Despite having to go through the exchange process, their customer support was very helpful and the process was very smooth. I am happy I have a working keyboard because this board is gorgeous! I know defects do happen and because I got one that was defective I probably would of updated my review from a 1 star to a 4 star, but because their customer service was flawless, this review definitely deserves the full 5 stars.
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fttrrt
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Nov 30, 2022
This keyboard has been in use for three years and is still functional. Even though I have a couple higher quality customizations, I still use this board when I game.
LusionUK
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Nov 3, 2022
I've just swapped the switches over on my Drop Alt and and now the Right Arrow and Page Down keys no longer work. I've tried different switches in them and reflashing firmware but without any success. I've dismantled the board and can't see any obvious faults but I'm not very good with this stuff, nothing feels loose and the key LED and surrounding LED all still work, it's just the actual input. I've linked some pictures with the switches highlighted in red that no longer work, so if anyone has any suggestions - it would be greatly appreciated.
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drinkthekoolaid
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Nov 2, 2022
Got the CTRL as a gift from a coworker, then found a deal on the ALT. These things are a mech gateway drug....
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AlanDixon
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Oct 24, 2022
Anybody else notice a slight whirring noise with the keys are backlit blue? I can hear it and it's repeatable. White backlight and no noise. Blue backlight and a slight whirr.
AlanDixon
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Oct 24, 2022
After successfully using a Drop Entr Keyboard on my Mac, I decided to buy the Alt. Unfortunately, unlike the Entr Keyboard, the Alt does not honor the Command <---> Option key reassignments in the Mac's Systems Preferences. Any suggestion on how to swap these two keys on the Alt Keyboard?
AlanDixon
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Oct 24, 2022
AlanDixonNo worries. Figured it out. I used the web-based configurator tool: https://drop.com/mechanical-keyboards/configurator and then the Drop App to flash the keyboard: https://dro.ps/keyboard-configurator-mac. Now the Keys are swapped.
zubietaroberto
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Aug 7, 2022
A key failed after three years of use. I already changed the switches, cables and keycaps, so i guess that the PCB itself failed. The "Y" does not register, while all the other keys and LEDs work fine. I disassembled the keyboard and it does not seem to be soldering (look at the picture below). I am going to try resoldering the slot just in case. Does anyone know of any other solution? Does anyone has schematics to see if I can bridge the PCB? Does anyone know when the PCB alone will be available for purchase?
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z0rrer0
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Aug 23, 2022
zubietarobertoYap, always happen to this kind of keyboards. Chinese manufacture at gold prices ^_^
drinkthekoolaid
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Nov 1, 2022
zubietarobertoHow did you make out after the reflow of the solder?
Udaku
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Jul 18, 2022
So it appears there's 11 steps of brightness, one of these steps is off, however I cannot perceive any different from step 8 to 11 in brightness, even using luminance testing, I read about led's overheating the board and causing issues. I really hope they didn't nerf the brightness because of a defect. I was hoping to use the alt to display custom keycaps and now I have to do longer exposure it's so dim
KrispyKreme1
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Jul 8, 2022
I have recently flashed with some firmware and have received new Led animations does anyone know of other firmware with other animations or if the one i downloaded is a compilation of all of the animations the community has put together thank you
dl0banter
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Jun 29, 2022
I love this keyboard. I would like a bright red ESC key, Return Key, a Green Del key, and probably a special colored Meta and Fn key. How do I get custom keycaps for this thing?
asholi12
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Apr 23, 2022
Just bought the drop alt, only key not working is my Tilde / Escape key, didn't work upon initial opening.
homra
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Jun 8, 2022
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homra
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Jun 8, 2022
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