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The software allows you to reassign the keys, but you can't do so arbitrarily. I can't make the Windows key an Alt key, for example. What really sucks is that I have ALWAYS used the left Windows key, and it's assigned to be the layer switch key by default. You can reassign this in the software, but then none of the standard keys work. That's right. You just lose the whole alphabet. This really, really sucks. And the management software is some kind of mysterious vapor that somebody found and shared once on the GeekHack forums, but he didn't say where he got it. Where do you get the software? I know there's a download, but what's the actual source for it? I assume there will never be any updates to software or firmware to fix this left Windows key problem.
Also, there's this RIDICULOUS feature where the management software actually speaks and all of the keyboard LEDs blink twice very slowly when you change layers. There's already an indicator light for this purpose! I don't need some dude telling me that I pressed a key. I'm the one who pressed it! You can turn that off, thankfully. Well, you can turn off the voice. The slow blinking nonsense is not configurable.
So, I love the build quality and feel of this keyboard. And it looks nice. But it's RIDICULOUS that you can't reassign the scroll wheel. That could have been useful for lots of things. It's completely useless as a volume wheel. Computers already have software and hardware controls for that. It's almost unbearable that I can't reassign the Windows key to actually be a Windows key without turning off the rest of the keyboard. I'm pretty bummed.
EDIT: Also, just generally you can't reassign arbitrary keys. The programmability is VERY limited. Maybe I don't want a layer switch key at all? Or maybe I want to assign that to M5? You just can't. Sorry.
That's odd, I've reassigned the left extended layer button to a windows key and all my keys still work. It just makes the right windows key button into the extended layer button instead, which is fine by me as I always use the left windows key as well.
But overall I'm pretty happy with this keyboard, and haven't had any real issues with it which other people seem to be having. The macro keys work fine, the cherry reds feel fantastic (to me), the build quality is great, and it's ridiculously compact.
How did you reassign the key? That's the only thing I want to do.
*edit* nvm I got it, its on the first tab of the software and just click on the key to select Win-L for those wondering.
I can't wait to get home and try this! I would be pretty happy with this keyboard if I could reassign that key. I still have no use for the macro and layer shift junk, but it feels very nice and is pleasant to use except for that damned key.
Let us know how the quality on that board is! The one thing holding me back from buying it was when I read several reviews about how the keycaps seemed "cracked" and how the USB port in the keyboard broke off easily.