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
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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
dje7
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May 15, 2019
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Good to know you have isolated the problem, but I purchased one with Halo Clears and extra Halo Trues. I guess I'll reach out if there's a problem.
May 15, 2019
skytz
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May 18, 2019
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Could this be a firmware issue? The Plank and Preonic keyboards (which both use the QMK firmware) use a different debounce method than the CTRL and ALT keyboards and don't seem to have the double-tap issue. Planck: https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/keyboards/planck/rev6/matrix.c Preonic: https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/keyboards/preonic/rev3/matrix.c CTRL: https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/keyboards/massdrop/ctrl/matrix.c ALT: https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/keyboards/massdrop/alt/matrix.c Also found within the Preonic firmware sourcecode: https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/keyboards/preonic/rev3/config.h#L54
/* Debounce reduces chatter (unintended double-presses) - set 0 if debouncing is not needed */ I don't actually own a CTRL keyboard with this issue, so I can't do any tests. But this looks like something to look into.
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May 18, 2019
grantawish
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May 21, 2019
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Hey, I'm currently selling this keyboard on eBay if anyone would like to purchase it. It's the MX Brown model and has custom keycaps put on it that I'll include with the keyboard. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/173909260679
May 21, 2019
grantawish
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May 21, 2019
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Price is negotiable! I am very flexible with my pricing. May also be willing to do trades for other keyboards.
May 21, 2019
bilsch
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May 20, 2019
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So I'm a little disappointed with the usb connectivity. I assumed that by having a usb-c connector I could just use a c-to-c cable and based on the discussions I read so far this does not appear to be the case - it only works with a c to a usb2 converter ;( I love the feel of the keyboard but I feel this is kinda bad advertising. Anyone else experience this?
May 20, 2019
YanboWu
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May 20, 2019
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It works with USB C to C. You have to make sure you are getting a C cable and not thunderbolt. I've really enjoyed this one.
May 20, 2019
huyyy1
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May 20, 2019
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Hi guys, just wondering if its possible to set a macro on my macropad to change the RGB lights on the ctrl keyboard. I'd like the macropad to be able to increase/decrease the brightness of the keyboard
May 20, 2019
redspear75
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May 19, 2019
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They only had a n option for no keycaps and no switches. I wanted to use Cherry MX Blue RGBs I had. Can I purchase the key caps for this separately? If not any recommendations...new to keyboard hobbyist world.
May 19, 2019
redspear75
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May 20, 2019
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Thanks. Its too late for me to modify any recs for key caps. I figured it would be easier than it is.
May 20, 2019
revgum
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May 19, 2019
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"Awaiting international flight-airline inspection" for the past 4 days.. here's to hoping she hops on the next flight and makes its way to the west coast next week!
May 19, 2019
moenad
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May 18, 2019
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I don't get how people are blindly buying this keyboard knowing it suffers from ghosting. I'll wait till they stock up and fix this problem.
May 18, 2019
shsieh
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May 18, 2019
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Anyone having the stabilizer issue with space key? Mine sort of just stuck mid way. I have heard some people having issue with the backspace key before, but I am now having same issue with space key...
May 18, 2019
KindRedPanda
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May 18, 2019
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Will we be getting this keyboard with a Cherry MX Silver option? Currently where im looking to get Silver switches from seems kinda sketch. and im unsure if they have LEDs in them or not, as this kb clearly has the LEDs on the PCB.
May 18, 2019
ImNathan
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May 18, 2019
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What are the stabilisers like on this board?
May 18, 2019
Hero2Hero
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May 18, 2019
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A lot of these are showing up on eBay for $120-$190.
May 18, 2019
Hero2Hero
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May 18, 2019
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May 18, 2019
TenTen05
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May 18, 2019
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thx.. those are the guys that i got the ALT from
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May 18, 2019
Dat_Dieter
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May 18, 2019
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I would definetly buy it if there would be a wireless version ...
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May 18, 2019
adi518
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May 18, 2019
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I honestly can't see how one would consider buying, having no viable solution to the double tap problem. Spend 200$ and gamble on warranty issues? I don't think so. Stop the listing, find out the problem, fix it properly and then put it back online.
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May 18, 2019
saiforshort
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May 18, 2019
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Does this have double magnets on its feet now like the shift?
May 18, 2019
endover
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May 17, 2019
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Can I buy additional individual OEM keycaps? Specifically I'd like to buy 2x of the OEM "Meta" keycaps from the ALT keyboard to replace the windows key and menu key on my CTRL keyboard. Blank keys would also be okay, but "Meta" as found on the Massdrop ALT would be ideal. If (Mass)drop doesn't sell them, is there a spec on these keys so I can find them elsewhere? My apologies for being a Linux snot, but have always disliked having last-year's Windows logo and the why-does-it-even-exist "right-click" key on my keyboard.
May 17, 2019
Audiopro
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May 17, 2019
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I've asked before, so I'll try again. Is there a set of Mac specific keys for this unit???
May 17, 2019
LuiggiAmg
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May 17, 2019
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I was wondering the same, and I think there is not, so I choose a keychron v2. Hope some day they include mac key caps and an easier configuration.
May 17, 2019
torcol
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May 17, 2019
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Can someone tell me whats the dimension of the space key. Is it (1x6.25) ?
May 17, 2019
DukeNukem3D
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May 20, 2019
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It is about 4.5" long and 0.5" high.
May 20, 2019
AaronTran187
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May 17, 2019
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Can anyone recommend me a store to get some keycaps? Especially looking for a set of white key caps as just ordered a CTRL.
May 17, 2019
augustus_ironedge
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May 16, 2019
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My keyboard doesn't allow USB-C passthrough on either of the spare USB-C ports at the top. My phone is a Pixel 2 and I am plugged into a USB 3.0 expansion card in my PCI slots, any thoughts?
May 16, 2019
Diesel
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May 17, 2019
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That's not at all what's implied in this part of the product description: "It’s also outfitted with two USB type-C connectors (one on each side), allowing you to transfer data and charge devices at USB 2.0 speeds."
May 17, 2019
frivoflava29
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May 17, 2019
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My bad, sorry! Deleted my post. Either way, doesn't sound like it's designed to draw enough power to charge a Pixel 2. The LEDs draw a lot of power themselves.
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May 17, 2019
shipdestroyer
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May 16, 2019
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My March 10 order arrived yesterday, May 15. Halo Trues with no double-presses (yet.) Stabilizers feel very solid, especially the spacebar.
May 16, 2019
Architekton
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May 16, 2019
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Really interested in this board, but still hesitant because of the chatter/ghosting issue. Will the next batch of boards fix this issue/will there be another post confirming it?
May 16, 2019
urwis123
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May 16, 2019
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Are there plans to update the magnetic riser design to include two magnets for better stability?
May 16, 2019
WhipeeDip
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May 16, 2019
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I got another CTRL from a recent drop to use at work, and I've noticed the feet have much stronger magnets over the one I use at home (from the very first round). Is there a way for those of us with the older feet to get the newer ones?
May 16, 2019
WhipeeDip
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May 17, 2019
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UPDATE: I contacted support and no, there is no way to get it upgraded. "The upgrade for the feet is great! Unfortunately, at this time there is not a means to procure the feet separate from the keyboard. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."
May 17, 2019
dje7
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May 16, 2019
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Anyone have a recommendation for a magnetic usb-c adapter & cable that will work to connect this to my computer? I use this at work and like to lock it in my desk each day, but don't want to wear out the connection. Thanks.
May 16, 2019
AaronpTran187
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May 15, 2019
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Is expedited shipping only for the US? I wanted to ship to Canada but noticed that the options for expedited shipping still shows up.
May 15, 2019
skytz
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May 15, 2019
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Just as a heads up, I purchased this on April 1st and got a shipped notification yesterday (May 14th). It's being shipped from China, and the warehouse is using International Bridge as a shipping partner. You can track the package at https://www.myib.com/trackpackage (using the same tracking number you're given).
May 15, 2019
Gurashieruro
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May 15, 2019
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Since this drop changed from "pre-order" to "buy" is there any way to increase or change shipping speed similar to how it is now? Super stoked for this keyboard. I did go with Halo switches despite the possible issues but I figure its worth the try.
May 15, 2019
mk415
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May 16, 2019
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It's likely that it changed from pre-order to buy because they finished production for the keyboard for the pre-orders, and they made extras so people looking to buy now can get the extras right away.
May 16, 2019
Sargasm
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May 15, 2019
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Just received my CTRL - having a bit of trouble with the online configuration. I am changing the ` (tilde) key to f24, as well as some other keys. After updating the settings, the other keys change over fine, however the f24 key does not register. I have this working fine on my old keyboard (Corsair) - so I know it is not an OS issue. Anyone have/know of a fix to get this working? I found this: https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/issues/4548 but I have no idea what it means for me, especially since I am using the online configurator...
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May 15, 2019
Galacksee
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May 14, 2019
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Will this drop come back soon? Really wanted to buy this!
May 14, 2019
Will
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May 14, 2019
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It's back now my dude
May 14, 2019
AaronTran187
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May 14, 2019
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Anyone who has ordered from Canada, specifically Vancouver. Could tell me if they were charged with any customs and duties fee?
May 14, 2019
LazowsHouse
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May 15, 2019
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Mine took about 12 days. My tracking was through a Chinese site it suggested with my tracking number. Had to figure out which site it was by translating all of the options lol
May 15, 2019
erickong
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May 15, 2019
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May 15, 2019
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