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Drop 60% Keyboard

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I have an idea for an awesome Drop keyboard. It fills the void in 60% keyboards that I have been dealing with. So far, the closest options I've found are the E-Element Z88, which some may argue is not a true 60%, and the Razer Huntsman Mini, which allows for use of arrow keys with Fn and not changing layers or doing any programming or scripting. Here are my thoughts:
  • 60% layout, but, the bottom right should be arrow keys instead of duplicate Ctrl, Alt, and Windows, the Fn key should be to the right of the space bar, and the right shift should be shorter to allow room for the up arrow key
  • Under 12 inches long, preferably 11 inches
  • Case similar to the CTRL, SHIFT, and ALT with Per Key RGB and under glow. Same design for feet and everything. This is just another version of their great stuff.
  • Normal and High Profile versions
  • Mechanical and Opto-Mechanical versions. This feature should then become available for other Drop keyboards.
  • More color choices for the case and top plate (Red, Blue, Green, Black, Gun Metal, Silver, White...) This feature should then become available for other Drop keyboards.
  • Default secondary layer without the need for programming. Possibly on board programming with the Fn key, so as to not require software to get other key mappings and more layers.
  • Default light functions and on board programming with the Fn key, so as to not require software to get many light effect options.
This is also a bit of a Frankenstein's monster of sorts, as it combines many features I've found in other keyboards, but none have had it all. If you like, please share and comment. I would really like to get a keyboard like this made, and it would be fantastic if Drop were to get on board. The layout is very similar to the Drop ALT, maybe it could be called the Drop ALT Minus, or Mini.
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JJDeviloper
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Sep 4, 2020
This is what I made. 64 keys. hot swappable, with arrows. Metal case, planning on building a red one. The theme for this one was metal and iridescence. It's under a foot long and a high profile. I urged Razer to make something like this and they did, and the Huntsman Mini is awesome, but I like my arrow keys. Hopefully we'll get the Drop ALT MINI.
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JJDeviloper
188
Oct 23, 2020
I'm still loving my custom made boards, but this is what I was hoping Drop would make, and it looks EPIC!!! https://drop.com/buy/drop-signature-series-space-race-keyboard