Varmilo Switch Tester with Anodized Case

Varmilo Switch Tester with Anodized Case

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Before you buy another mechanical keyboard, you want to test out a variety of mechanical switch types and make sure that you’re getting just the right tactile feel and response. An anodized Aluminum baseplate outfitted with eight Cherry switches and four comparable Greetech switches, the Varmilo Switch Tester give you the perfect platform for discovering your perfect type Read More

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ZUUL42
280
Dec 27, 2017
I post this with a warning. There is a way to reprogram this keypad. However, you will forever have key-#1, the lower left key, set to left-mouse-click. Further, you will never be able to program any key to respond with Enter, Space, Backspace, Delete, Alt, Shift, Esc, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, Tab, Application, or probably a number of other keys on their own. There are "key-combos", but you can't use them with combos of those mentioned keys by themselves or just with each other. For example, setting a key to Alt+Ctrl+Enter outputs nothing. A macro I created just skips the Space that is distinctly set in it. Finally the only way to get back to a layout close to what it came with, LCTRL instead of Backspace, is to flash with the third/last file linked to below.
You can set a key to respond with the standard alphanumeric a-z0-9, CTRL, Super/GUI. You can set Windows and multimedia keys; calculator, play, volume +/-, etc. You can set "key-combos" that allow you to set a key to Ctrl or Alt + [a key that is allow singly]. There are a few other features that some might find useful as well.
So, I would take a good look at the program on its own before you plug in your VA12M. That left-mouse-click key thing still bugs me, but I'm stuck post-flash.
With saying all that, I contacted Varmilo and received a rar that has allowed me to reprogram the keypad. "I will send you the software via wetransfer. you can find the manual in attachment, this is the only file I have for VA12M." I take absolutely no responsibility for it. It's is Varmilo's. For some reason they don't post it on their site. They even gave it to me via a temporary file share site, WeTransfer.
Enjoy ... ? VA12M software.rar: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/5d4125b56255a387f3744d2b3d35f65020171227054622/6a0c1226bb84543ab6cc0e1bf00a77f220171227054622/8465b7 (WeTransfer will delete it on 3 January, 2018.) If you find some way to get around these limitations, PLEASE let me know. I screwed with it all last night and came up empty besides being able to catalog some of its limitations. I'm not sure if I like it better or worse, but I'm stuck where I am now.
UPDATE: I messaged Varmilo back about the limitations I found. Suddenly they found more files. "I sent you two files via wetransfer, one is for upgrading, one is for programming."
This file appears to be the same flashing software as the first .rar they sent my way. This one just comes with the simple instructions in English instead of Chinese. VA12M.zip: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/12249971b2887a65e81662b4cb20403e20171228015220/df8758bbfd2da189a8b0643a8b19b1fe20171228015220/b63249 (Will be deleted on 4 January, 2018)
This zip contains an .exe & accompanying .dlls & .ini that will update the VA12M to a firmware that will output 0-9, Enter, and LCTRL. I was hoping to modify the .ini to customize the layout, but it doesn't look possible. If you find a way, let us know. MTP OnLine Update_FF91H_V108.zip: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/241b5862021538dc5f6a5d1a5629c2e120171228021605/12f8700cf5540f6b51be2344600810ae20171228021605/38fd51 (Will be deleted on 4 January, 2018)
ZUUL42
280
Sep 27, 2018
Here's what I have on the VA12M: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/aziqjfx4qdd5vv1/AAByg9odxRTYqACqT0D5_3Naa?dl=0 Maybe I should send a link to Varmilo too. hahaha
zurbo
8
Sep 27, 2018
Thanks a lot...
BlueCrowned
5304
Sep 7, 2017
"this is one of the most requested options" but it has 8 votes... lollerskates
Devastator007
65
Jun 20, 2017
On a more serious note, I'm, thinking of selling mine as the functionality as a numpad is pretty limited given how it was meant to be designed for. Pity that I missed out one the Vortex numpad but we'll see.
LiL_BrOwNiE247
50
Jun 20, 2017
You can get this for $4 more here: https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=334
It has LEDs already soldered in, and only takes a few days of shipping versus a few weeks.
Devastator007
65
Jun 20, 2017
Great deal m8 /s
seidenfisch
31
Jun 19, 2017
There's no good reason to trust massdrop with your money, unless you want to get scammed but also want to wait for a few months before you realize that you got scammed. Just look at what happened to the Ducky Pocket drop from April! https://www.massdrop.com/buy/ducky-pocket-rgb-mechanical-numpad/talk
just stop this childish nonsense
Houtworm
75
Jun 17, 2017
Could this drop be extended for 1 day? this way i can join the drop
Zxcckkl
53
Jun 17, 2017
Houtworm
75
Jun 18, 2017
Massdrop extend drops sometimes, This mostly doesnt affect the expected deliveries. And if this extension can help me help the drop to reach 40 sales. It would be even better. I see you post alot of negative comments here on massdrop, In my opinion if you dont have anything usefull or positive to say just keep your mouth shut. especially if you dont have any say in it.
Naris
11
Jun 11, 2017
Anyone have any luck soldering in leds? I see the pads for them, but not sure what spec and size they'd need.
ronmacdon
46
Jun 1, 2017
Got mine today delivered in UK. Pretty cool. Layout is as follows:
1st Row: MX Black / MX Blue / MX Red 2nd Row: MX Brown / MX Clear / MX Green 3rd Row: MX White / MX Grey(L) / Greetech Black 4th Row: Greetech Blue / Greetech Red / Greetech Brown
Manumit
15
Apr 21, 2017
I love how beautiful the case is. I'd love a planck case in the orange.
Vloshko
152
Apr 14, 2017
Just fyi this thing sucks, If you want to test switches go here: https://www.novelkeys.xyz/shop/ He has a much wider variety and of course better prices. If you want to attach it to a board to use, go here: http://www.switchtop.com/product/gamepad-macropad-pcbs
jotry
46
Apr 19, 2017
I might never use it plugged in, but it seems like a likable option if I should ever want it to, plus being mounted is worthwhile to me. Thanks for pointing out that dodecahedron on that page! Definitely would love to get one of those sometime!
jotry
46
Apr 19, 2017
As quickly as I said that, I changed my mind seeing I could get this, plus led lighting for a few cents more. lol
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