[IC] GMK White-on-Black Katakana | Supporting the BLM Initiative | January 14, 2021
MiTo の Laser65
blindassassin111 の Crown TKL
Drop + Tokyo の Tokyo60
Interest Check Form rev. 2: https://forms.gle/4yEdeY7a6JCFJWZr8
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Geekhack Thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=109976.0
Pre-Order Date : Drop, January 14th, 2021
I want to provide support to relevant issues that are happening in the world. Therefore, all designer profits from the first month of sales will be donated to the Black Lives Matter Support Fund through blacklivesmatter.com. Social injustice in America has recently become a larger issue than ever before, and I believe that contributions from the sale of this set will help the campaign immensely.
When will the pre-order end?
Drop recently changed how GMK group buys are managed. Instead of the group buy lasting only a month, Drop will keep the product running in perpetuity on...
I'm writing this post to gauge how others would feel if the current CTRL/ALT PCB's where updated to support 5-pin switches and potentially even holes for PCB mount stabilisers. I understand that if both 5-pin switch capabilities and PCB mount stabilisers where made available for the PCB there would need to be slight modifications made to the case of the particular keyboard, i will elaborate on my thoughts on this topic below. I have also heard issues with north facing LED's and getting some sort of interference when it comes to using certain switches with Cherry profile keycaps such as GMK, if anyone has encounter this please share in the comments below as i have personally not faced this issue on my CTRL.
I would love to see a new PCB be offered on the drop store for the CTRL and ALT that can be bought separately that supports both 5-pin switches and PCB-mount stabilisers. Extra cases and switches are offered as a stand alone product on the Drop Store and i feel like...
DROP View - Monitor That Matches Fit and Finish of DROP Mech Boards?
TLDR: DROP should make a high res monitor that matches the ALT/CTRL/SHIFT boards in design language + fit and finish. Just drop a good pre-existing panel in an aluminum enclosure with that signature LED acrylic strip and a controller board that doesn't lock you into the Apple ecosystem to control more than 4k. If LG can get $1500 for a crappy plastic monitor, and Apple wants $6k for 6k, there has to be some in between market.
More wishful thinking:
Has anyone else out there been looking for external monitors for WFH and realized that there are essentially three camps, and that you don't fall into any of them?
Camp 1: Crap you'd find in Office Depot. They probably don't list their resolution because their customer base probably doesn't know or care what that means unless they saw it in operation. Cheap, but not as cheap as they should be.
Camp 2: Gamer monitors. Seemingly prioritizing nothing but refresh rate with a resolution that is almost certainly at or below 1440p. Almost...
I'm a big fan of the Ctrl, Alt, and Shift keyboards, but one layout I've loved for a long time and never see is the 80% numpad. I.e. instead of being tenkeyless, it's navless, as a 60%, F key row, and numpad. It could easily be a modification of the Ctrl if there was enough interest for Drop to make one.
Help! My ALT Keeps Resetting (among other issues...)
I recently got into the hobby and finally got a Drop-Alt! But, some things have popped up that have been less than ideal.
First: whenever my computer is turned on, the Alt’s color function settings go back to the default scrolling rainbow LEDS- it’s only a little tedious to keep having to go back to the LEDs I want, but for a $200 keyboard, this shouldn’t happen right? I’ve noticed the red restart light comes on on the keyboard’s edgelight. Maybe I'm dumb and every mech keyboard does this?
Second: The ctrl key does not work- I’ve remapped it in place of the “windows” key, but combined with the first issue I’m worried that there might be something wrong with the circuitry. I’ve tried seeing if the switch’s pegs got bent somehow but the switch puller included with the ALT (while pretty) does not work- the angle is just too steep.
Has anyone else had these problems? I was really excited to get this keyboard but even these minor issues are pretty major to me considering the price-...
I am using CTRL High Profile + Panda switches and MiTo Canvas.
Previously I used Halo Clear and had the repeating key problems, so I changed it to Panda.
Now, the repeating problem is back again..
If this hasn't been suggested before I think really high quality Cherry stem Topre sliders (ie as good as Novatouch, not the cheap ones on Ebay, etc) would be very much welcome. I think given Drop's resources they'd be able to manufacture something like this?
Some of the keys on my keyboard have wrong color. For example, if a particular color pattern should have all LEDs colored yellow, I notice that few of the LEDs have blue color for instance and not yellow. The LEDs that display wrong color are the same across different colored patters. I notice this problem across only a few LED pattern. Is anyone else having such an issue? Any suggestion on how to solve this? Thanks in advance.