Vortex POK3R Mechanical Keyboard (Poker 3)
Vortex POK3R Mechanical Keyboard (Poker 3)
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The long awaited POK3R Mechanical Keyboard from Vortex brings a serious set of improvements to the world of 60% keyboards as well as its predecessor, the Poker II. The good news is all of the aspects of the Poker II that made it the clear choice of the mechanical keyboard community—specifically the minimalist form factor, Cherry MX Switches, and PBT keycaps—are exactly the same Read More

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L0RD
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Jun 26, 2019
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Before this Drop, I already had 2 Poker 3 in my kbd collection. And I wanted an extra brand new POKER 3 without RGB. So I joined this Drop. Since I do not leave in US at the moment, purchase from Drop was my only option since other sites do not offer international shipping whatsoever. I just got mine and checked for any defect. The switches work fine and there is absolutely no functional issue. However, the keycaps seem more yellowish than the ones that I have used for over 2 years. I do not know whether it is the issue with production lines or whether they will get whiter as I use them. Generally, I am happy to have an extra brand new one ready in my inventory in case of emergency.
Jun 26, 2019
irene247
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Jun 20, 2019
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What's the warranty on this? As mine has inconsistently being unrecognisable to my computer (mac and pc). Meaning it sometimes works when plugged in, and other times not. Very frustrating. It has the latest firmware.
Jun 20, 2019
Dojoo
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May 22, 2019
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This is a bad drop with no value what so ever. The keyboard is $119, so unless I am missing something your only saving $4 and going to wait along time https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=165
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May 22, 2019
ttych
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Oct 6, 2019
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The only thing you are missing is shipping cost ... outside US. at least 50 $ to get it in europe on mechanicalkeyboards.com vs arround 7 $ for massdrop.
Oct 6, 2019
alysdexia
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Nov 22, 2019
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489MountainMaster
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Apr 10, 2019
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New to massdrop (and very excited!) Is there a way to tell what previous items dropped for? I'm interested in making the value decision to wait for the next drop or not...
Apr 10, 2019
Nethersprite
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May 22, 2019
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I have never seen Massdrop Drop advertise past prices, you will probably see them in the Discussions though, or people sharing links where you can find the item cheaper. Also in my experience prices tend to go up, not down, over the course of repeated drops. On that note I also haven't seen the "price goes down the more people join" mechanic in quite some time either. Hope that helps!
May 22, 2019
Apollo_Thirteen
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Apr 4, 2019
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For those who have a lot of experience on Massdrop, when may we expect to see this drop become live again?
Apr 4, 2019
CryAboutIt
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May 22, 2019
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available now
May 22, 2019
Frankonical
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Feb 13, 2019
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im new on this site, how does buying from massdrop work? seen that ship dates are rather far away on most of the stuff. Is this accurate?
Feb 13, 2019
JMak642
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Feb 12, 2019
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Heartbreaking. I've been waiting and waiting to catch a drop for a Pok3r. Finally I gave up and ordered one. And behold, on the very next day, Pok3r drops. I got white led backlights and doubleshot caps with mine, but I paid more. At least it will be in my hands long before the drop ends.
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Feb 12, 2019
tougeJZX
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Feb 11, 2019
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Would you guys recommend something like this for gaming? I am using limited desk space for now and for the forseable future of 6-8 months. I was thinking a 60% might help with that, I mainly game and research though so any chance I may regret a purchase like this? Thanks.
Feb 11, 2019
JMak642
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Feb 12, 2019
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I live on a 60% at least half the time. Gaming, research, etc. Typing on a full size feels like driving an RV now.
Feb 12, 2019
equalunique
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Feb 11, 2019
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I bought one of these with Cherry MX Clears 2 years ago around the time I was learning Dvorak. The hardware Dvorak mode is super helpful. These boards never gave me any issues whatsoever. Not ENDGAME but good choice for beginner who isn't interested in programming layouts IMO.
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Feb 11, 2019
A community member
Feb 11, 2019
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Even with linears, the ones that are usually popular within the community are spring-swapped vintage or retooled blacks. But with that said, if you look at some of the Massdrop polls regarding switches, you'll see that majority of people who use mechanical keyboards still prefer Cherry switches, simply because they're so accessible in the mainstream market. No doubt the alternatives are better nowadays (with the exception of spring swapped blacks or ergo clears), but there's just not enough traction for everyone to know about them.
Feb 11, 2019
equalunique
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Feb 12, 2019
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@Urano_Metria You make a lot of good points and I agree with basically everything you said. I have some points to add to the discussion about Cherry since they often go unnoticed: 1) One advantage Cherry has over others is their housings are made of a softer material than Kailh, Gateron, Zealio, Outemu, so the overall pitch of the switch tends to be lowest of all the other options. I think just about everyone would benefit from switch housings like that. 2) In spite of the popularity of Cherry MX Blue, we all know Kailh has more tactile clicky switches, but I'd say that they aren't necessarily better on all fronts. Aside from the housing material resulting in a higher pitched noise, there's also a lack of hysteresis in clickbar Kailh switches. You won't notice it in many of the clicky box switches because these actuate very close to the clickbar, but on the clicky Kailh Speed switches where the clickbar is somewhat below the actuation point, the result is pretty poor. You can trigger the switches without ever clicking at all at 1.1mm, which is counter intuitive! It's a problem faced by anyone who might rest their hands just a little too long on their keyboard. The one exception to this is the glorious Kailh Speed Gold, which maintains a 1.4mm actuation point while using a Cherry-style click mechanism - hysteresis guarantees the click and your keypress are inseparable. Those two points aside, I would be pleased to see the Cherry MX Blue momentum die down. There are certainly better options for people who know how to type. What I'd find even more interesting is more keyboards with hot swap sockets, or at least more with plates that supported Cherry-style switch top opening. The latter is probably harder to do because it increases the amount of machining involved in manufacturing keyboard plates, and it also means a factory cannot simply use a bajillion ton hole punch to make plates like how Filco, Leoplold, and most others do it. The former might be easiest because kailh hot swap sockets are essentially surface mount components, and by eliminating switch soldering, keyboards might be manufacturable without any hole-through components whatsoever. Cherry could be displaced by Kailh, but it would take more than clicky switch enthusiasts to do it. A whole lot of Cherry's income is from keyboards found in office, industrial, POS, and kiosk environments. These are nearly all linear switches. While a Kailh Box Linear is a better choice, we all know big institutions can move at a very slow pace. (Also personally I'd like to see them made with more than just 3.5mm of travel but that's just me)
Feb 12, 2019
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