We're Redesigning the SHIFT Based on Your Feedback
Thank you to everyone who chimed in on the discussion of our SHIFT mechanical keyboard. We've received lots of responses around the design and layout—and we value each and every comment. With your feedback, we’ve decided to make some important changes to the keyboard.
The new, more compact SHIFT will have the following changes made to it:
1. We’re removing the second row of keys from the numpad cluster. This allows the function row and the top row of the numpad cluster to be pulled down closer to the alpha cluster. It will also match the distance found on the CTRL and other, similar TKL keyboards. As a side benefit, people with smaller hands can more easily reach the F row.
2. We’re adding an additional 1u (delete) key to the function cluster. As a result of this addition, the F1–F12 keys will be shifted. This change results in a more easily accessible delete key and a more uniform, aesthetically pleasing look.
3. We’re adding three RGB indicator lights for the Caps Lock, Numlock, and Scroll Lock functions. The addition of these lights will create a more uniform LED pattern, which is especially important on boards with larger layouts. In addition, the lighting change is a slight throwback to indicators found on more traditional keyboards with the 1800 layout.
We can’t thank you enough for all of your valuable input. This is what Drop is all about! We hope you’re as happy with the changes as we are, and we’ll continue to implement your feedback as best we can on other products, too. We’ll also be extending this launch until June 12th to give everybody a chance to pick one up after the changes.
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