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Hello, everyone. I'm fairly new to Massdrop. I've already made a couple of purchases here, and I'm stoked about all of the cool stuff I see.
I'm also fairly new to the mechanical keyboard scene here. I've been eyeballing several different mechanical keyboards. I recently purchased the killer MiTo GMK Laser Custom Keycap Set and I CAN'T WAIT to get them! They're so cool.
Anyhow, I love this keyboard form factor, I love the compact size and the fact that it still includes the arrow keys and insert, delete, etc. I saw somebody say that this thing is fully programmable? Since I'm a n00b and all, can someone help me understand how it's programmable? My buddy at work has a KUL keyboard that has dip switches that let him change certain keys, etc., which is something I'd love to have. Does this do something similar in a different way?
There will be a UI program, on Windows probably, that will let you update the key map in the firmware. Once it's saved into the keyboard it'll remember your settings. Not as convenient as dip switches no doubt, but infinitely more flexible.
The keyboard is programmable with a "UNIQEY control" software. The software has a GUI and is pretty much easy to use if you are familiar with other software usage. The software is still in development but it is supposed to be straight entuitive in use.
if you want to know a bit more about programability of keyboards a good place to start is googling "QMK firmware"
i use TMK but that's because it's the one supported by the aftermarket controller i got for my FC660C.
Here is a quote from reddit QMK vs TMK...
QMK was originally a TMK fork but has essentially evolved into a different project. They're very similar, at least on the surface, but it seems that QMK has a handful of additional aliases and other nifty shortcuts over TMK. On the other hand, TMK seems to be a little more widely supported currently.
btw "UNIQEY control" software. is an unknown for me as i have not heard anyone mention it before today.
like i mentioned here earlier custom firmware is hard to do and even harder to maintain.
all the manufactures i came across are lacking in the department of maintenance and providing updates once products get older that's why i prefer community based projects like QMK&TMK. But for me it's easy i live in Europe so buying it from the US means adding 32% on top so i'l wait until uniqey sells it from Germany.. In the mean time will see what the software does.