USBs With More Functionality Than Ever
To keep up with the latest technologies, the SHIFT—like the CTRL and ALT—will have a USB-C connection on both sides. This will allow you to run cables on the left or right, depending on what makes the most sense in your setup. Additionally, we’re adding a USB hub controller to the PCB. That means you can connect a second device (mouse, numpad, etc.), pull files from the latest smartphones, and even charge devices in a pinch.
Of course, all of this added functionality requires more power. To address this need, our engineers are working to make the keyboard function on context. For instance, if the USB ports are supplying sufficient power, everything on the keyboard will function perfectly. But if the power draw reaches a certain threshold, the LEDs will turn off first, allowing you to continue typing as usual. Essentially, as long as you don’t overextend the SHIFT, there’s nothing to worry about.