Massdrop ALT Mechanical Keyboard
Massdrop ALT Mechanical Keyboard
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The Massdrop ALT mechanical keyboard is just like the CTRL, but with 67 keys instead of 87. Absent of function keys, it wastes no space—but it still has a full set of arrows and numerals ... Read More

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YanboWu
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Apr 26, 2018
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Hey Friends,
Very excited for the launch of the ALT to followup the CTRL launch. 65% keyboards have always been one of my favorite form factors. It allows me to take advantage of the smaller footprint on a compact keyboard and still give me to easily access the arrow cluster and navigation cluster which I use daily - from spreadsheets to video games.
The ALT will ship with the same features that made the CTRL awesome - the firmware will be based on QMK and we will be adding it to our keyboard configurator for easy reprogramming. The same RGB lighting and customization. The keyboard also has dual USB C connections that functions as an USB hub and the PCB will ship with Kaihua hotswap sockets to allow for easy switch swapping.
This keyboard is another step in our eventual goal to make custom keyboard design more accessible to the community. We will continue to work on this line and add more offerings in the future - for example a matching numpad - since there were a lot of request for those in the CTRL drop.
For community members, this simplifies the experience of owning a custom keyboard, for community designers, this solves the hardest parts of your technical back end. This solution for designers means more projects will make the leap from concept to production, increasing the diversity of designs available to the community at large.
Thanks for your interest and support, none of this would be possible without you and the continued support of the mech keys community at large.
Last, a few administrative notes on this drop: The drop is set to end on May 24th. However, we will be doing a payment capture on April 30 so we can initiate tooling for some of the components in the ALT.
Apr 26, 2018
BuzzFx
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Jul 29, 2019
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Why is the barebone isnt available?
Jul 29, 2019
YanboWu
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Aug 9, 2019
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We had sold out previously. We've replenished the available options though!
Aug 9, 2019
AlphaX1A
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Aug 20, 2019
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Got this kb 2-3 month ago, i use it alot but usually 1-2 hour per session and turn off my pc...... Just recently during my vacation i found out that, if the pc/kb is on for 1-3 hour it "driver" dissconnect and un-usable for about 30 min (even if you unplug and replug the usb) , then it reconnect again, and repeat. I've try everything i can think off changing cable, testing another kb to see if iy haf the same issue, resetting my pc. Any tips or any1 experiencing this?
Aug 20, 2019
GAMMOO
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Aug 19, 2019
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people are saying that they're shipping refurbished units? anyone know the current serial number?
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Aug 19, 2019
YanboWu
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Aug 19, 2019
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We aren't refurbishing any of these units.
Aug 19, 2019
GAMMOO
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Aug 19, 2019
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awesome thanks for clarifying.
Aug 19, 2019
Reza7
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Aug 19, 2019
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Would this work with a MacBook pro via a usb c to USB c cable. Because I'm thinking of getting this because I hate the keyboard already on my MacBook. Would really appreciate a response as I'm new to mechanical keyboards.
Aug 19, 2019
YanboWu
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Aug 19, 2019
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Yep, should be good. I use this one myself.
Aug 19, 2019
Reza7
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Aug 19, 2019
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Cool thanks really appreciate all the help.
Aug 19, 2019
Mrhoades
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Aug 15, 2019
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What happened to the $20 promotion that was supposed to be valid until August 15? I was going to buy one today and was disappointed to see that it was no longer offered.
Aug 15, 2019
Mrhoades
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Aug 15, 2019
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No, it was a banner at the top of the page and automatically applied in the cart.
Aug 15, 2019
erickong
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Aug 15, 2019
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Lemme ask some people
Aug 15, 2019
TheAnalogVillain
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Aug 15, 2019
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plz gib no RGB & black case ALT tanks
Aug 15, 2019
zeldris23
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Aug 14, 2019
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will you still be releasing the Hi-Profile variant of this keyboard ?
Aug 14, 2019
khl3o
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Aug 13, 2019
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Hi, I would like to know if the keyboard can be configurated in "french azerty mac" or "french azerty" ? Thx
Aug 13, 2019
khl3o
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Aug 13, 2019
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yeah but the main question is where to buy the key caps that corresponding to the keyboard
Aug 13, 2019
Elbert
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Aug 13, 2019
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Keycap sets with an uniform profile (e.g. XDA, DSA, all R3 SA) will allow you to place the alphas in an AZERTY layout, but you'll be hard pressed to find keys with all the correct legends and sublegends. You could order custom printed sets from the likes of WASD Keyboards. However, the legends will rub off eventually because they are printed. http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keycap-set/104-key-cherry-mx-keycap-set.html
https://support.wasdkeyboards.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009403848-Intro-to-Custom-Layouts EDIT: ISO version http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keycap-set/105-key-iso-cherry-mx-keycap-set.html Also note that the set from WASD does not include a 1.75u R shift. For row-correct keys to fit the right most column, you'd have to get the 105-key set and utilize keys from the numpad.
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Aug 13, 2019
monoman
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Aug 12, 2019
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Can anyone help me about finding the right sizes for ALT's stabilizer sizes? Space bar is 6.25u that is the only info that i found! I'm not sure about the sizes of Left shift, enter and backspace stabilizers.
Aug 12, 2019
erickong
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Aug 15, 2019
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2u for the smaller stabilized keys. Make sure the stabilizers are plate mounted
Aug 15, 2019
Felix_Hahn
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Aug 12, 2019
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Is the Alt compatible with the Invyr Holy Pandas from Drop? A Reply would be appreciated.
Aug 12, 2019
Elbert
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Aug 12, 2019
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Yes, but note that the Holy Panda housings are opaque and will not let as much light through compared to switches with translucent housings. See https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-x-invyr-holy-panda-mechanical-switches/talk/2288236
Aug 12, 2019
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