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Mar 25, 2019
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Whilst the description is sorely lacking in useful detail (sigh) I'm going to join and see if it's any good. I can see comments scattered through these discussion threads, so it looks to me like this is perhaps a summary of what we might get: GK66 DDD Bluetooth RGB Mechanical Keyboard
  • USD$70
  • `USB C connector
  • ABS case
  • Aluminium plate
  • RGB dual axis (whatever that means)
  • Probably hot swappable switches
  • Bluetooth 3.0, unknown if pairing to multiple devices for quick switching is possible (assuming it's not, but no idea)
  • Bluetooth 3 controller is BCM20730 from Broadcom BT3.0 HID (HOD a typo?)
  • 750mAH Li-battery inside, chargeable through the USB C
  • Can also work wired using USB C
  • Somewhat related to the KBDFans GK64 https://kbdfans.cn/products/gk64-rgb-60-64keys-hot-swap-pcb
  • Programmable using the "6+" software from KBDFans (link is in the GK64 page that I link to below, and directly at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9XoYZuzpjWncUpmelctM3VqMUk/view ). A commenter noted "...the same software that's used by the GK61/GK64, and is described charitably as 'quirky'. Many people I've seen describe it as terrible, or almost unusable for anything beyond basic functions."
  • Unsure if the programming / mapping stays resident on the keyboard firmware itself (probably?) or needs to run software on the host computer (seems not?)
  • Quote from Nicholaslee "It can be programmed by 6+ software. The function of each key of the keyboard can be changed according to your own usage habits. You can set the light color, shortcut function key combination, macro function and so on. The keyboard has 3 LAYER layers built in, which can set the layout of different button functions and switch at any time, so that you can deal with different working environments.It can be on the Mac and can switch ALT / WIN at any time"
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Mar 25, 2019
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Mar 26, 2019
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Hopefully I have anough of the right sized keycaps of my own so that the change in keycaps is moot. It’d be nice to be able to get the keyboard without them. I just had this set of SA Chalk delivered (https://www.massdrop.com/buy/winmix-sa-chalk-dye-subbed-keycap-set) and it includes a few smaller space bar-like keys, and some alternative sized shifts - hopefully the right sizes to replace the key caps that come with this GK66 DDD. Same for switches - I ordered Gateron Browns, but so long as the board has the capability to hot swap switches, I’ll not use the Gat Browns, and will put something nicer in instead.
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Mar 26, 2019
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