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Aristarco
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Feb 13, 2020
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"is just like the original CTRL, but now it comes with a tall CNC-aluminum case" So, they basically made it more like Keychron's K2? 不不不不不不不
Feb 13, 2020
erickong
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Feb 14, 2020
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Some people like the floating key design / low profile case. Others like high profile. To each their own
Feb 14, 2020
Aristarco
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Feb 14, 2020
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And that has to do with my comment... how?
Feb 14, 2020
erickong
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Feb 14, 2020
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High profile cases are common. Just because someone uses the design, doesn't mean that it's a direct copy. Then you can go into the conversation of who developed it first. I thought your laughing faces were a sign on mocking. Like mocking someones keyboard case preference.
Feb 14, 2020
Aristarco
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Feb 14, 2020
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You couldn't be more wrong...
Feb 14, 2020
spamyak
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Feb 15, 2020
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This is not the first run of the CTRL High-Profile. Massdrop first set up a group buy for this board in October of 2018, whereas the kickstarter for the Keychron K2 first ran April of 2019. Additionally, the CTRL Hi-Pro and K2 are not similar keyboards:
  • the K2 has an 84 key AKA "75%" layout with no gaps between clusters of keys whereas the CTRL Hi-Pro is "Tenkeyless", in other words using the standard layout minus numeric keypad popularized with the IBM Model M SSK
  • the K2 lacks hot swappable switches
  • the CTRL Hi-Pro lacks bluetooth capability
  • the CTRL Hi-Pro is more than double the weight of the aluminum K2
  • the CTRL Hi-Pro is available in gray
  • the CTRL Hi-Pro has more switch options available from the factory
If you wanted to claim that this is a clone of something, you could do a better job. There are many aluminum high-profile tenkeyless keyboards, especially expensive ones. To name some examples:
  • KBDfans KBD8x
  • Norbauer "Norbatouch" cases for Cooler Master keyboards
  • Norbauer "Norbaforce" cases for Realforce keyboards
  • IKBC MF-87
  • Varmilo Sword 87
  • Tex TKL Aluminum Cases
Feb 15, 2020
Aristarco
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Feb 17, 2020
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Wow! so much noise for such a non-important, boring and joking comment! I endorse passion for keybs, but this is just... disconcerting. Next answer to this might be... I don't know, a campaign to ban me from Drop? Cheese and nachos! I mean, crackers! Oh, I get it. You will protest for the nachos and start a rant about crackers. 不不不不不不不不
Feb 17, 2020
spamyak
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Feb 18, 2020
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Aristarco
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Feb 18, 2020
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Zaj159
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Feb 18, 2020
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Feb 18, 2020
Aristarco
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