ID75 Hot-Swappable Ortholinear Keyboard Kit
ID75 Hot-Swappable Ortholinear Keyboard Kit
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Ortholinear keyboards are designed to increase efficiency and reduce finger travel when typing. Though it’s large for an ortholinear board, the ID75 gives you free reign over every key—so, if you get good with it, it’s bound to make work and play a lot more fun and effective Read More

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M-Amin
18
Jul 27, 2020
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I was trying to flash this keyboard (with no success yet) but I realised another issue - I think I may have is dead keys, but am not sure. I always thought it was some FN keys or unset keys, But I recently noticed while using a key register tester, when pressing an unset key it came up as <undefined key>. Yet the bottom right keys don't say that at all, and am sorta freaking out over it. This would mean the board is a bust. What shall I do? What am I entitled to if they really are dead? I am hoping its just due to a failure with the flashing attemp. here is a thread I made on reddit seeking aid on flashing: https://redd.it/hyxdmo
Jul 27, 2020
MM1377
2
May 29, 2020
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I'm new here and this is my first purchase from Drop and only my second mechanical keyboard so if the following causes you to roll your eyes, you have my apologies. I purchased my keyboard in January from the March drop and sure enough it shipped at the end of March 24 as expected. This is my first group buy / Drop purchase so I had no idea what to expect regarding shipping time. I was super excited when the tracking indicated that it had shipped on March 24. All the same I expected a delay due to Covid-19 issues. May 2 it arrived in California, about 2 weeks later it arrived in Illinois, about a week later it arrived in my city. Overall time was from Mar 24 until delivery on May 26. That was longer than expected / hoped for but once again with Covid-19 I have no idea if this is normal or unusual. The keyboard arrived thoroughly wrapped in bubble wrap. Opening the bubble wrap revealed a very nice looking black box that made a good impression despite the couple of dings that it had taken in shipping. Opening the box revealed a USB cable, screws, and rubber feet in a plastic bag. Underneath the plastic bag was the PCB in an anti-static bag. The case was wrapped in foam wrap and the switches were in the plate. This kept the pins from being damaged so that was nice. First step in assembly was to remove the screws (which required a small phillps head screw driver), then pop the switches out of the plate. Putting the PCB into place was fairly easy. Once the PCB was into place, reassembling the case was easy for 4 of the 6 case screws (a couple were harder to get lined up. Only a few of the switches had pins bent so much that work was required to straighten them out and one of the pins required pliers to fix the bent pin. Putting key caps on was complicated by the fact that there was NO documentation on the keyboard layout. In fact there was NO documentation whatsoever. No steps on disassembling the keyboard. No documentation on the keyboard layout. No link to where the firmware can be found on the web. So I _think_ the link for it is here https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/keyboards/idobo/keymaps/default75/keymap.c at the very least this is the keyboard layout. There is no soldering required, the switches are swappable. It is worth noting that once the key caps are on the switches, that attempting to remove a key cap usually means pulling the switch out as well. A friend pointed out that he'd had instances (not the Drop kit) where the switch actually split rather than come out of the plate so I think that having the switch come out rather than split is good. I'll post an additional comment after I flash the firmware but I want to run with it as it arrived to verify there are no issues but so far all is good. I purchased my kit with a black case and Gateron Brown switches. The switches seem very nice. My other mechanical keyboard is a Tecware Phantom RGB. I do wish this keyboard had LEDs for the keys. The LED underglow is nice but doesn't help when trying to type in low light situations. The new Idobo 75 does seem quieter than the Tecware Phantom RGB (which has Outemu Brown switches). Would I buy this again? Yes I likely would but it helps that I have a friend who is mech keyboard savvy. I'll add some pictures later. I might decide to even purchase LEDs so I can light up the keys (the PCB appears to have holes for adding LEDs). Is there anything I didn't like about the experience? Well the lack of info about when it would arrive was frustrating (but when I ordered in January how much Covid-19 would impact things was unknown so there is that). Shipping issues aside, biggest issue I could say as a problem would be the lack of documentation. I don't need a book or anything, but a sheet of paper with the keyboard layout and the URL to the firmware doesn't seem too much to ask for. The other thing I would suggest on this particular drop would be a few extra keys (I suggest 5) to cover any issues with bent pins either on arrival or in the future. An option to add keycaps would be appreciated as well so that when the package arrives, you have everything needed.
May 29, 2020
snothead
0
Apr 18, 2020
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I posted a comment previously about the delivery of March drop, well my keyboard just showed up. Talk about unexpected and BTW I'm in Australia.
Apr 18, 2020
Okeer
49
May 2, 2020
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I hope mine shows up soon. Did your tracking number work? Mine's expired
May 2, 2020
snothead
0
May 2, 2020
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No, the tracking number never showed any useful info. The keyboard just showed up, out of the blue, on a Saturday. Delivery companies don't normally work weekends here. I think I got lucky.
May 2, 2020
snothead
0
Apr 8, 2020
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Anyone received there keyboard from the March drop? I can't get any information out of the tracking number / websites. Shipping from China seems impossible with coronavirus shutting things down.
Apr 8, 2020
pyrosquirrell
0
Apr 9, 2020
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Right there with ya. Initial shipping information sent on Mar 24. Still hasn't even hit USPS yet. I'm guessing with all the craziness it's just been hard to get stuff through the carriers.
Apr 9, 2020
Okeer
49
Apr 16, 2020
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Same here. Mine was shipped on Mar 25th but the tracking says nothing exists yet.
Apr 16, 2020
SiGMan
0
Jan 31, 2020
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Mine came with the faulty PCB: 'U' key does not register no matter what
Jan 31, 2020
Lagunaseca
36
Jan 23, 2020
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Looks like it is a few bucks cheaper on aliexpress with faster shipping https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000311498726.html
Jan 23, 2020
sturgissw
82
Jan 22, 2020
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Every time I see this keyboard, I want to buy it, but there are no 2u space options for the PCB or plate. If there was an option for this, I would have already bought one of these. Please consider adding this option in future runs. Yes, I am aware of POS 2u spacebars, and these are not offered in most Massdrop keysets, and aren't contained in any of the keysets I own. I have done most of the work to design a plate and case to create a version of the ID75/XD75 with 2u space options, but I have no circuitboard design expertise so I can't finish this out on my own.
Jan 22, 2020
Phreaddy
7
Jan 22, 2020
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What kind of keycaps are those? They appear to be more square-shaped than most mech keyboard keycaps, and they also appear to be somewhat more rounded on the edges -- just what I'm looking for.
Jan 22, 2020
Phreaddy
7
Jan 23, 2020
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Ugh. I definitely need keycaps with legends... But thanks @arantala
Jan 23, 2020
Lexxed
3
Jan 20, 2020
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Just got mine and finished assembling it. Pretty good. Only thing is the missing holes for the reset switch - which seems a rather newb/amatuer mistake (yes I have already programmed reset on a layer). Tolerances/fits are decent for the price about 1/2 a mm. Has a nice solid feel to it. Just having the usual fun of working out a key map. The only other thing is the sound - a bit tinny with gateron browns. Will try halo clear/true tomorrow as don't have enough zilents. Making do with a mix of oem keycaps - GMK Burgundy is tempting but would prefer RED Suns GMK RED Samurai(gave a set to my brother for christmas) but without the hiragana or something similar but backlit.
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Jan 20, 2020
MM1377
2
Jan 20, 2020
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When did you order yours?
Jan 20, 2020
Lexxed
3
Jan 21, 2020
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28th october 2019
Jan 21, 2020
Noahgl
1
Dec 16, 2019
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Can I add white backlighting to the keycaps and underflow myself? What kits do I get or equipment do I need to do this? I can't find any lighting info anywhere
Dec 16, 2019
Freeaboo
0
Jan 19, 2020
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The board says it supports 3mm 2-pin RGB LEDs, so my guess would be to get some of those and set the color to white.
Jan 19, 2020
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I'm new here and this is my first purchase from Drop and only my second mechanical keyboard so if the following causes you to roll your eyes, you have my apologies. I purchased my keyboard in January from the March drop and sure enough it shipped at the end of March 24 as expected. This is my first group buy / Drop purchase so I had no idea what to expect regarding shipping time. I was super excited when the tracking indicated that it had shipped on March 24. All the same I expected a delay due to Covid-19 issues. May 2 it arrived in California, about 2 weeks later it arrived in Illinois, about a week later it arrived in my city. Overall time was from Mar 24 until delivery on May 26. That was longer than expected / hoped for but once again with Covid-19 I have no idea if this is normal or unusual. The keyboard arrived thoroughly wrapped in bubble wrap. Opening the bubble wrap revealed a very nice looking black box that made a good impression despite the couple of dings that it had taken in shipping. Opening the box revealed a USB cable, screws, and rubber feet in a plastic bag. Underneath the plastic bag was the PCB in an anti-static bag. The case was wrapped in foam wrap and the switches were in the plate. This kept the pins from being damaged so that was nice. First step in assembly was to remove the screws (which required a small phillps head screw driver), then pop the switches out of the plate. Putting the PCB into place was fairly easy. Once the PCB was into place, reassembling the case was easy for 4 of the 6 case screws (a couple were harder to get lined up. Only a few of the switches had pins bent so much that work was required to straighten them out and one of the pins required pliers to fix the bent pin. Putting key caps on was complicated by the fact that there was NO documentation on the keyboard layout. In fact there was NO documentation whatsoever. No steps on disassembling the keyboard. No documentation on the keyboard layout. No link to where the firmware can be found on the web. So I _think_ the link for it is here https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/keyboards/idobo/keymaps/default75/keymap.c at the very least this is the keyboard layout. There is no soldering required, the switches are swappable. It is worth noting that once the key caps are on the switches, that attempting to remove a key cap usually means pulling the switch out as well. A friend pointed out that he'd had instances (not the Drop kit) where the switch actually split rather than come out of the plate so I think that having the switch come out rather than split is good. I'll post an additional comment after I flash the firmware but I want to run with it as it arrived to verify there are no issues but so far all is good. I purchased my kit with a black case and Gateron Brown switches. The switches seem very nice. My other mechanical keyboard is a Tecware Phantom RGB. I do wish this keyboard had LEDs for the keys. The LED underglow is nice but doesn't help when trying to type in low light situations. The new Idobo 75 does seem quieter than the Tecware Phantom RGB (which has Outemu Brown switches). Would I buy this again? Yes I likely would but it helps that I have a friend who is mech keyboard savvy. I'll add some pictures later. I might decide to even purchase LEDs so I can light up the keys (the PCB appears to have holes for adding LEDs). Is there anything I didn't like about the experience? Well the lack of info about when it would arrive was frustrating (but when I ordered in January how much Covid-19 would impact things was unknown so there is that). Shipping issues aside, biggest issue I could say as a problem would be the lack of documentation. I don't need a book or anything, but a sheet of paper with the keyboard layout and the URL to the firmware doesn't seem too much to ask for. The other thing I would suggest on this particular drop would be a few extra keys (I suggest 5) to cover any issues with bent pins either on arrival or in the future. An option to add keycaps would be appreciated as well so that when the package arrives, you have everything needed.