Drop SHIFT Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SHIFT Mechanical Keyboard
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The latest addition to our family of mechanical keyboards, the Drop SHIFT is our largest and most ambitious undertaking yet. Done in the compact 1800 layout, it’s still significantly shorter than a traditional full-size keyboard, which frees up desk space for other gear ... Read More

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YanboWu
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May 23, 2019
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Hey everyone, We are back and ready to share the updated design for the Drop SHIFT keyboard. We’ve already updated the product page with the latest renders for the SHIFT keyboard. I am also sharing an updated CAD image of the new layout below.
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There were a few changes made to the keyboard.
  1. We’ve removed the second row on the numpad cluster
  2. We’ve shifted the function cluster to the left and added an additional Delete key above Backspace.
  3. We’ve added RGB LED indicators for Capslock, Numlock, and Scroll Lock between the numpad and main cluster. This will allow people to set up more uniform LED configurations.
Due to these changes, we will be extending the pre-order period to June 12. In addition, to account for additional prototyping and validation, the new estimated ship date will be January 31, 2020. We hope, with these changes, you’re even more excited about your SHIFT! As always, I appreciate the feedback and support from everyone.
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May 23, 2019
Zeuzere
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Jun 12, 2019
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I receive my CTRL keyboard a month ago, dont know if its a redesign or not, but the magnet is so strong... I need to pull hard on the feet to remove it... Now the feet is not moving at all... hope the SHIFT will be the same...
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Jun 12, 2019
RidevaDemocritus
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Jun 12, 2019
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@YanboWu Really glad you extended the date, I completely slept on this and just today happened to remember and log in. Just a few hours to go and I made it.
Jun 12, 2019
YanboWu
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May 17, 2019
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Hey friends, Thank you to everyone who has provided their feedback around the SHIFT since we announced it a couple of weeks ago. After my post last week, I’ve definitely received a good amount of responses from many of you here and on other channels. Based on what I’ve been seeing, the compact 1800 does seem to be the preferred layout for most people. We very much value your thoughts around our products, we hear you, and we’ve decided to make changes to the SHIFT. We will be sharing mock-up images and more detail on May 20. For those of you that have already joined - we will be sending a separate email May 20 to confirm that you are still interested after this redesign. Please make sure to check your inbox then. While it’s difficult to make something that everyone finds perfect, our goal is to develop the best products possible and community feedback is a critical component of this. As always, I appreciate the input from everyone and thank you all for your support. 5/20 Update: Hi all — wanted to give you a quick status update. We’re still working on finalizing some of the new design elements and will follow up with details soon. Thanks for your patience!
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May 17, 2019
YanboWu
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May 29, 2019
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Based on this feedback, I'm sure we'll have something that you'll enjoy in the future!
May 29, 2019
KM1337
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May 29, 2019
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Next Drop board, can you look to some of the Chyron keyboards for inspiration? Or maybe something like the Wey Tec MK06, or  Thomson Vidifont Viditext II... Would love to see something like those with maybe a modern layout, hot swap and RGB case lighting :'D
May 29, 2019
EcchiWhale
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Jul 17, 2019
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Has anyone found pudding keycaps for this keyboard layout?
Jul 17, 2019
Leowulf
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Jul 10, 2019
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I will regret not joining the drop until my dying days.
Jul 10, 2019
erickong
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Jul 11, 2019
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Jul 11, 2019
mrwm
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Jul 8, 2019
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Anyone know a alternative keycap that can pair well with this?
Jul 8, 2019
erickong
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Jul 8, 2019
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The 96 key layout like the Kira Keyboard is almost perfect. Notice the "+" on the numpad for the SHIFT versus the Kira.
Jul 8, 2019
erickong
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Jul 8, 2019
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Look at the big sets on KBDfans
Jul 8, 2019
rmSX13
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Jul 2, 2019
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Any plans on making the frame slimmer and bevelled like in GMMK's as to make it more slim and compact?
Jul 2, 2019
Isildur
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Jun 30, 2019
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Please accept my order
Jun 30, 2019
Isildur
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Jul 1, 2019
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Can you accept more?
Jul 1, 2019
erickong
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Jul 1, 2019
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No. "For your early support, the Drop SHIFT Mechanical Keyboard will be available at this limited-time preorder price of $200 until May 29, 2019. Once the product is in inventory, it will be available at the regular price of $250" - note from the product overview of the SHIFT
Jul 1, 2019
sitharrr
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Jun 23, 2019
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I would like look like to order another pair of this keyboard. When can I order it back again? Are planning to answer our requests? I just want to know, I dont want to wait for nothing.
Jun 23, 2019
erickong
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Jul 1, 2019
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For your early support, the Drop SHIFT Mechanical Keyboard will be available at this limited-time preorder price of $200 until May 29, 2019. Once the product is in inventory, it will be available at the regular price of $250.
Jul 1, 2019
akarsner
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Jun 22, 2019
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UPDATE 2: Marriah with Drop's Community Support team got back to me right at the start of the fresh work week, and was absolutely fantastic in helping me with the order error and getting me back on the first public production release. She went above and beyond to make sure that I was taken care of and kept me updated throughout the whole process of her asking her peers for how to best handle my situation. Totally unlike any experiences I've had working with Drop/Massdrop Support in the past. God willing everything between now and the end of January 2020 (if the target ship date still holds true by then) will pan out nice and smoothly for the remainder of the production and shipping process. Thanks again!

UPDATE: It seems they've already escalated my ticket to a specialist team, gobsmack of a record turn around for taking any action on a ticket submitted in less than a few hours, never mind it being on a weekend as well. Hopefully my situation was just an isolated incident somehow, and everyone else that ordered their SHIFTS will receive their orders as expected on the tail end of January. Heed my advice and definitely check your e-mail inboxes and your transaction history here on drop.com just to be sure there aren't any surprises.

I am PISSED beyond belief. I bought this keyboard the day it was announced, opted in for the redesign not just once when the first notice requesting that I opt-in on the new design arrived in my inbox, but TWICE after receiving an erroneous notice about failing to respond to the opt-in notice and so there I was doing the opt-in yet again. Then last week, I receive notice that the keyboard order was placed with the vendor and to look forward to the arrival of my SHIFT in January 2020. Great! Now I don't need to think about that annoying whispering nag of anxiety in the back of my head, right? WRONG.

Instead, last Friday June 21, I received notice that because I failed to respond to the opt-in notice (after having done so twice!!), my order was fucking cancelled and refunded and to reach out to the customer support team with any questions or concerns. Now, I'll be up front here... I buy a lot of shit off of this site. A LOT. Far more than enough to be dealing with constant problems with orders on this site. So needless to say, I blow my top and nearly bust some keycaps obviously while typing out a support ticket with Drop. Obviously this is a major error resulting from their blundering inventory & ordering processes. I mean what the hell did they use for the opt-in responses? Fucking Survey Monkey? Here I was super happy to see a full-size keyboard come to the design bench and become available for the very first buy in, and like always I was happy to be a part of the first wave of a new keyboard, like I have been for every single other major flagship product in their premium line (MiTO ALT Low-Pro, MITO ALT High-Pro, CTRL Low-Pro, CTRL High-Pro, Planck Rev6 and Preonic Rev3). The layout of the SHIFT is literally perfect for me and my every day professional and personal use... hopefully they do the right thing and get me back on the original order for the January 2020 ship because god only knows when the next wave will go up for a second drop. It just blows my mind that this company pulls in literally hand over fist in money from all corners of the globe and still can't get their shit straightened out. What was the point of rebranding when the new brand still has the same old shit from the old one stuck in the soles of its shoes?

So... what in the actual fuck, Drop? What a joke.
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Jun 22, 2019
erickong
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Jul 1, 2019
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Sweet! Glad it worked out
Jul 1, 2019
spidum
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Jun 21, 2019
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I clicked the link in the email on May 20 but got a notification today that my purchase was refunded. What gives? I have been looking forward to this for months! Can someone from Mass...er..Drop contact me please to fix this. I still want my Shift!
Jun 21, 2019
erickong
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Jul 1, 2019
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Massdrop CS does not patrol the discussion area of products very much. You have to reach out to them via the help center or the CS email.
Jul 1, 2019
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