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Drop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard
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Drop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard

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Case Color: Black
Switch Type: Halo Clear (65g Tactile)
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Diamonddust
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Oct 23, 2021
I heard a lot of reviews mention about chattering or some buttons not working (non switch related) and overall defects issue. Are these problems still exist in recent batches ? also the stabilizers are known for ping and hollow sound. Are they get fixed if not what are good stab replacement options?
owend19
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Sep 23, 2021
I have had my CTRL for about 2 years. Yesterday I unplugged it and when I plugged it back in it just didnt work at all. When I try flashing the firmware it recognizes the keyboard and flashes successfully. Anyone have any ideas.
HorseBadorties
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Aug 24, 2021
Has anyone found a keyboard-controlled KVM switch that works correctly with a Drop CTRL keyboard? To be clear, and to discourage off-topic replies, I'm talking about a Keyboard-Video-Mouse switch that lets you switch between two or more connected computers with a keyboard hot-key sequence. For instance, on the KVM switch that I use, if I'm working on computer #1, I can press the keyboard sequence [Ctrl][Ctrl][2], and now I'm working on computer #2. I don't [yet] own a CTRL keyboard, but based on this post, it doesn't look like the CTRL plays well with KVMs. One workaround is to use a USB switch for the keyboard, and a KVM for the mouse and monitor. But then you can't use hot-keys to switch computers. Also, you lose any DDM functionality that your KVM might have. My ConnectPro KVM plays well with the 3 membrane-based keyboards I've tried, as well as these mechanical keyboards: Glorious GMMK; HexGears Impulse; HexGears Nova; and an old Unicomp Buckling Spring with PS2-USB adapter. The KVM failed with a Realforce R2 and a Pimoroni Keybow 2040 keypad. There's no obvious distinction between the devices that work and those that don't: their power draws are similar; and some keyboards in both groups have NKRO. I'm very interested in the CTRL, but my work requires a hardware (not network) KVM. Any suggestions will be welcome!
Gavel44
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Sep 17, 2021
I have the Drop Shift and my KVM switch will not work. I have to plug the keyboard directly into each computer. I just received my Drop Shift and I really like it, but this is the first keyboard that will not play nice with my KVM Switch. I am not sure what I am going to do...I think my KVM switch is not built the best although it was over $100. I have four computers going into it with one monitor. I have been looking at another one on kvm-switches-online.com. The one I have from amazon is : https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08TWKCQ7J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It is so frustrating.
HorseBadorties
3
Sep 23, 2021
Hi Gavel44, sorry for the late reply. I'm now using a GMMK TKL barebones kit, which I customized with my favorite switches and keycaps. This keyboard works perfectly with my KVM. It can't be programmed with QMK or TKM, but compatibility with my KVM was much more important to me. Since you have four computers, you might want to try a USB switch like this one with your keyboard. Your KVM would still control your mouse and monitor. You'd have to mess with two switches, not to mention four extra USB cables from the new switch to your computers. But it would probably be easier than jockeying your keyboard cable around four computers.
h4tch3tt
32
Aug 13, 2021
Are the default keycaps on the CTL close to the GMK style keycaps? if not what is the best comparison. I've gotten used to typing on the default keycaps but am wondering what's closest in the case i decide to change the "fashion" of my keyboard.
h4tch3tt
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Aug 13, 2021
Thanks for the link. It's very helpful
J_Willi
39
Jul 24, 2021
Recently I've noticed a high pitched whine coming from my Drop CTRL if I have the LEDs turned on at all. It's quiet but clearly noticeable and is driving me crazy. I had assumed it was a USB issue so I tried both ports on the CTRL but no change. I tried different ports on my PC but no change. I was using a Custom cable so went and tried the USB cable that came with the keyboard but the whine was still there. Anyone else have this issue?
J_Willi
39
Jul 29, 2021
Yeah I've read other people with the same thing but yeah White LEDs are fine, everything else has the whine. Also noticed on max brightness my board will disconnect on certain preprogrammed lighting setups like red and green. Its Def a power thing, probably nothing to do about it until Drop updates the PCB
SamL214
7
Sep 19, 2021
Same. It has something to do with the USB cord delivering power. Im almost sure of it. If I plug my keyboard using the stock cable directly into the back of my pc, there is no noise or sound. If I use a usb extension cable, it comes back. If I plug my keyboard into the hub on my monitor, same thing, noise. If you change it to all white on the keyboard the noise goes away. it seems to exist when one color is dominant. I wish there was a sound fix.
RingoStarr
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Jul 20, 2021
I've had this keyboard for awhile as well as the alt. I've been using the alt at home in a setup where I plug a usb c cable into the right port that communicates with my PC. On the left port, I plug my mouse into it. I did this so that, when I need to control mouse/keyboard inputs on my second PC (I have a secondary pc handling other tasks), all I have to do is unplug the right port, and plug in a different cable that is plugged into the second PC, making it so I can have one keyboard and one mouse for two different pcs. I now have the ctrl at home, and for some reason, this setup doesn't work on the ctrl. In fact, it seems like no device what so ever can be plugged into this board. I cannot use either port as a sort of secondary usb port for a mouse or any other type of device (numpad, ext). It seems that both ports only work for communicating with your pc. Is there an issue with the ctrl boards in general? Were both the alt and ctrl never intended for this use but for some reason, it just works on the alt?
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pka-898
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Jul 15, 2021
Are the out-of-box keycaps Cherry profile or OEM profile for CTRL Low-profile keyboard ?
Is there any way to tell if our CTRL keyboard has the one hole diffuser or the three hole diffuser without opening it up?
nc_actual
0
Jun 20, 2021
For some reason ctrl+C/ctrl+V commands aren’t working for me in Windows when I use this keyboard - any thoughts on how to fix this?
argentini
1
Jun 17, 2021
The rubber pads are coming off the magnetic feet on my CTRL keyboard. Are there replacement pads available anywhere?
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