Massdrop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard
Massdrop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard
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To put it simply, the CTRL mechanical keyboard has it all. Constructed with a solid aluminum frame with a built-in switch plate, it’s stable and fortified ... Read More

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YanboWu
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May 3, 2019
Stickied
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Hey everyone, We’d like to address the reports we’ve been receiving on ghosting / double tapping on the CTRL keyboard (i.e. pressing ‘f’ but ‘ff’ shows up). For those of you who are having issues, one of the more common fixes we’ve found is 1) pulling the switch from the PCB, 2) clean the metal contacts with a piece of cloth, 3) reinsert the switch. Sometimes, dust and particles will cause double tapping to happen. However, there are instances where the above method does not work - for those, we ask you to please go to your transactions (https://www.massdrop.com/transactions) and open a ticket with our support team and we’ll help you out. For those who are more curious about our findings - in instances where the cleaning method failed, we’ve found replacing the offending switches takes care of the problem. In the few instances where this has happened, we’ve found the offending switch to be a Halo switch. We are working with our suppliers to undertake various tests to determine the root cause of this problem. Once found, we’ll be able to find an effective path to remedy this. I hope this puts everyone’s mind at ease. Apologies for anyone experiencing this. Rest assured we take these issues very seriously and will be working hard to resolve it.
May 3, 2019
timesscar
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Jul 12, 2019
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My CTRL has cherry MX browns and it has this problem.
Jul 12, 2019
KeyboardWhisperer
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Jul 14, 2019
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I just ordered the WhiteFox kit from Kono. I know the build quality I have. :)
Jul 14, 2019
Alvorex
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Jul 19, 2019
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Is it possible to have one usb c connected to a computer and the other hooked up to a power source? I want to use my keyboard with a USB switch, but I can't find any that provide enough power for the LEDs to light up.
Jul 19, 2019
BubbleBoy2001
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Jul 13, 2019
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I'm not sure why I can't post a review for this keyboard. Must be because I requested a return immediately after receiving a damaged product. (see pictures below) I can't comment on the performance or quality of this board, but I can say the likelihood of it surviving shipping unscathed is less than desirable. The packaging for this keyboard is abhorrent. Foam underneath the board, a thin layer of foam above the board, and none on the sides. This would be acceptable if customers were buying the product in-store, directly off the shelf, but not at all for long distance international shipments. I waited 2.5 weeks for my keyboard to show up, and when it finally did it was quite noticeably damaged with a heavily scraped corner and a bent case, looking like a type 59 tank rolled over it. The square case edge was massacred. This could have been easily prevented with proper protective packaging, and I bet that avoiding shipping damage such as this is in massdrop's best financial interest. Cutting corners like this is a laughably bad business decision. Customer support was helpful in resolving this problem and issued a full refund with paid return shipping; massdrop's only saving grace. I should note that I was told that they could not ship me a replacement, which is suspect considering this board is still up for immediate sale. Seems to me like they're sending these out with fingers crossed.
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Jul 13, 2019
erickong
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Jul 14, 2019
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Jul 14, 2019
skytz
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Jul 15, 2019
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Oof indeed. My CTRL came in a pretty beat up box with a few sizable dents, but thankfully there were no dents or scrapes on the keyboard itself. Honestly with the amount of QA issues people are reporting and lack of communication on Drop's end, I'm surprised how the keyboard has "4.2" rating.
Jul 15, 2019
Ubersick
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Jul 12, 2019
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Although I have not gotten my keyboard yet (ordered July 2nd) I am worried it will not perform as expected as they mentioned the culprit to be the Halo Switches and those are the ones I selected (facepalm). Has anyone gotten their switches swapped by Drop?
Jul 12, 2019
erickong
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Jul 17, 2019
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Nice! What did you get?
Jul 17, 2019
Ubersick
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Jul 18, 2019
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I got some kailh browns. Made the keyboard perfect!
Jul 18, 2019
PigmonkeY
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Jul 10, 2019
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These jerkoffs take the issues with this keyboard SO SERIOUSLY, that they've been working on a fix for 10 weeks after they first noticed the issue when people harped on it for over a year... Seriously guys. They're gonna fix it. Really. Not just continue to sell defective out of the gate products like massdrop always does.
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Jul 10, 2019
KeyboardWhisperer
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Jul 6, 2019
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Has the double tapping issue been resolved? An update would be nice.
Jul 6, 2019
PigmonkeY
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Jul 9, 2019
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Nope. It won't be, either. They're going to play this just like they did with the minimic - Continue to sell defective out of the gate items until they run out of their production run, archive the project and never talk about it it again.
Jul 9, 2019
408Ryan
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Jul 16, 2019
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For what it's worth, my ctrl (got it in june, so one of the newer batches) with halo clear's have had 0 problems with double tap or any QA issue really. I would assume the majority of people have good boards with no problems, but people are more likely to post if they encounter a problem.
Jul 16, 2019
Zyrael
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Jul 4, 2019
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Lemme know when it comes with Cherry Brown. I love the design, but I'm not paying for knockoff wish.com keys at full price.
Jul 4, 2019
erickong
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Jul 14, 2019
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What do you mean by knockoff switches?
Jul 14, 2019
rmSX13
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Jul 3, 2019
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Will there be Cherry MX Browns available?
Jul 3, 2019
Samer
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Jul 2, 2019
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Alright after testing for 72 hours I would like to share with you the final solution for double keystroke. (99% solved) My story: I bought this keyboard for $200 and then after a month of purchase the keyboard started double keystroke issue with "iii" "ee" etc. (You know the story) Then I had another problem the keyboard started shutting off completely and you have to disconnect it for about 1 hour for it to work again. (I have no idea what this error is but I'm sure many of you have experienced it.) The solution (And I think it will work for most of you) Here is what I did:
  1. I bought an extension cable for USB 3.0 (actually a double extension cable) I thought that maybe if the information takes longer to reach my computer it would eliminate the problem. It eliminated about 30% of the problem but it eliminated a very important one my keyboard has stop malfunctioning! Usually every 24 hours I have to disconnect it and now after 10 days of testing everything is ok.
  2. The second thing I did is I followed this guide and the problem went from 30% to 99% free of double keystrokes.
I hope this helps and at 99% solution it's pretty damn good. My keyboard used to double stroke every 2-3 seconds and it was so frustrating to the point where I used to sometimes disconnect the keyboard and install another one. Now I double keystroke rarely every 1-2 hours. (and sometimes I feel that the double keystroke is from my crap typing skills lol) I really like this keyboard and it's sad that $200 keyboard that looks perfect has caused this problem.
Jul 2, 2019
djglr
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Jul 2, 2019
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When will the barebones version be back in stock?
Jul 2, 2019
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