Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard

Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard

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Like putting on an old record or driving a stick shift, there’s nothing quite like typing on a typewriter. With their heavy actuations, old-school colorways, and audible clicks and clacks, mechanical keyboards come close—and with the Mercury Rocketeer they’ve inched even closer Read More

Based on a Mid-Century Typewriter

Like putting on an old record or driving a stick shift, there’s nothing quite like typing on a typewriter. With their heavy actuations, old-school colorways, and audible clicks and clacks, mechanical keyboards come close—and with the Mercury Rocketeer they’ve inched even closer. Designed by Zslane (who also designed the Dasher & Dancer and G20 Semiotic custom keycaps), the Mercury Rocketeer is based on the Swiss-made Hermes Rocket typewriter. Originally developed in the 1940s, the typewriter was known for its portability, build quality, and well-rounded features—all of which are on bold display here. Made with a tall, curved powder-coated aluminum case in soothing seafoam green, the Rocketeer evokes the nostalgic vibes of the classic original. What’s more, the keycaps are done in the same vintage green color, with themed novelties that further emphasize the design of the legendary typewriter.

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Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard
Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard
Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard

A Vintage Look for the Modern Professional

Done in a 60% form factor, the Rocketeer takes right after its predecessor in terms of portability. However, in terms of functionality, it drastically outdoes what came before. To start, the Rocketeer has a custom 60% PCB that can be programmed to your liking via QMK firmware. The switches, too, can be swapped out with ease thanks to the Kaihua hotswap switch sockets. That means you can change them on the fly if you want a different feel—all without any soldering necessary. Connect it to your computer via the dual USB-C connectors, which also have passthrough technology. Last but not least, the bottom of the case has removable feet for an even more angled feel.

Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard
Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard
Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard
Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard

Nostalgic ABS Keycaps & Extras

Made by Signature Plastics, the keycaps are sculpted in tall SA profile for a curved feel just like you’d get on a real typewriter. The colorway is a soothing seafoam green that complements the color of the powder-coated case and matches the original design. We’ll also be offering some fun, vintage novelties for the modifiers to round out the look (see below for more details). Plus, while the keyboard comes with an aluminum switch plate, we’ll also be offering it in brass to really set your board apart.

Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard
Massdrop x Zslane Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard

Specs

  • Designed by Zslane
  • Produced by Massdrop
  • 61 keys
  • Powder-coated die-cast aluminum frame
  • Custom 60% PCB
  • Kaihua hot-swap switch sockets
  • QMK firmware
  • Cherry-style stabilizers
  • Aluminum or brass switch plate
  • Dual USB-C connectors
  • SA doubleshot ABS keycaps
  • Dimensions: 12.1 x 5.4 x 1.5 in (30.7 x 13.7 x 3.9 cm)
  • Weight: 32.2 oz (912 g)

Included

Base Price

  • Die-cast aluminum chassis
  • Aluminum plate (optional brass plate upgrade)
  • Stabilizers
  • Hardware
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • Keycap puller
  • Switch puller
  • Custom PCB
  • Keycap set

RETURNS—NO QUESTIONS ASKED

We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.

Shipping

Estimated ship date is May 15, 2020 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.

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Is it programmable yet?
Feb 4, 2020
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Michel14
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yup, you can use massdrop's configurator https://drop.com/mechanical-keyboards/configurator to configure it and just flash it with mdloader https://github.com/Massdrop/mdloader You can change key...Read More
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Is this keyboard mac compatible?
Nov 13, 2019
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tenfourty
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it worked out of the box on my Mac.Read More
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Is this keyboard wireless?
Nov 13, 2019
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tenfourty
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No, it uses USB-C and has a left and a right connector for the cable.Read More
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