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USBs With More Functionality Than Ever

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To keep up with the latest technologies, the SHIFT—like the CTRL and ALT—will have a USB-C connection on both sides. This will allow you to run cables on the left or right, depending on what makes the most sense in your setup. Additionally, we’re adding a USB hub controller to the PCB. That means you can connect a second device (mouse, numpad, etc.), pull files from the latest smartphones, and even charge devices in a pinch. Of course, all of this added functionality requires more power. To address this need, our engineers are working to make the keyboard function on context. For instance, if the USB ports are supplying sufficient power, everything on the keyboard will function perfectly. But if the power draw reaches a certain threshold, the LEDs will turn off first, allowing you to continue typing as usual. Essentially, as long as you don’t overextend the SHIFT, there’s nothing to worry about.
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infinitymdm
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May 4, 2019
Quote from above: "Additionally, we’re adding a USB hub controller to the PCB." Didn't the ALT have USB hub functionality as well? I admit my ALT's spare port has never worked as a USB hub, but in theory it should. Why is this being touted as a new feature when it isn't?
infinitymdm
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May 29, 2019
I love my ALT. I think Drop (still getting used to the new name) is doing a great job making high quality products. But I am confused by the language here. I mean, my ALT's spare USB never has worked as advertised, so did it even have the USB controller to begin with? If this is a new feature, why was it advertised on the old products? Maybe I'm nitpicking too much - I probably am - but I feel like this is an odd way to word this if it isn't a new feature.