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AJAZZ Geeks AK33S 82 Key Mechanical Keyboard

AJAZZ Geeks AK33S 82 Key Mechanical Keyboard

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Received mine in the mail today, but it has really weird problems.
I can't seem to type some key combinations. For instance:
Left-Alt + Left-Shift + N
I've tested this with a USB key-code grabber. Nothing is coming over the wire. They keyboard just doesn't produce ANY codes when that combination is typed. Also dead: the same combo, but with comma, U, Y, and P.
Right-Alt + Left-Shift + N works fine.
Are there any programmable modes for this keyboard? There were no instructions provided in english.
But if this is just "how it is" then this keyboard is pretty useless to me. As a Mac developer I swap the Alt and Windows key. So this is essentially Cmd-Shift-N (New Folder -- and about a billion other things) on a Mac.
If I can't find a solution, I'm going to return it as defective.
i had bought one of these bad boys (white with blue LED / blue keys, the brightness is unbelievable, plenty of light bleeding through the keys. Looks beautiful. The caps lock is a pink LED colour, honestly if i knew how to solder on different LED colours, the bright blink with pink is drop dead gorgeous colour scheme =) I did initially order via massdrop, then found the same board cheaper from china with much quicker shipping.
Since joining this the price on Amazon for the same keyboard has dropped to $49, with free shipping for Prime members. In other words: it's not only $6 cheaper -- you get it tomorrow.
Can I make a suggestion: Please just buy these through Amazon -- and have them delivered to the 24 of us that bought it. Would save a lot of time and a few bucks too.
isa_ah
> "The current estimated shipping date is 9/13."
🙄
I think I'm done with Massdrop, unless for truly unique things: bigger hassle, more risk, longer wait -- and in this case more expensive too.
alright for the sake of other users here: https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=521709558604&_ezgpid=20000004245812&skuId=3369525472892
go buy from china if u can read, or find a service that buys and ships the item for u RGB version is only 26 usd the reddish orange led version is only 20 usd ( the photo u see here on massdrop)
GoukiAkuma
does it work for macbook?
does this work with a macbook pro?
i bought the non led version of this for less than 30 usd (roughly 24USD) from china directly.
GoukiAkuma
Can you link?
jdamour
I ordered one of these on MD previously and was very pleased with it (Zorro Blues). The switches were pretty much indistinguishable from a set of Cherry Blues. That said, the board had a little accident and I began having issues with a single key.
The board is totally still usable, but one very important key will register multiple presses on a single press, this isn't because of the manufacturing or quality, I had an accident and the fault is my own... I broke it.
Anyways, I attempted to purchase a replacement (as I really really really love this layout) and ended up getting the same exact model from Amazon. The new one arrived and I took it out of the box, used it for 5 minutes, put it back into the box and sent it back. The switches on the newer model that I received from Amazon were dull, squish, and not clicky at all. It was night and day, I even pulled off a couple of the keys to make sure there wasn't a mistake or something.
So, this board is great, but it's clearly hit or miss on the quality side. If I could go back in time and prevent myself from ruining my MD version I would... but I don't know if I am willing to risk another purchase due to the disparity in quality between the two.
tl;dr: love this layout, great board if you get a good one, getting a good one is a roll of the dice it seems.
I own the non-RGB version of this and I've used it exclusively for a couple of months now. I can see it being my secondary keyboard to travel with. The End key next to the cursor keys has caused me a lot of grief, I'm still getting used to it. There are good and bad things I noticed, so your mileage may vary.
Pros: It's light and small so it fits easily in my tote. The function keys' media controls mostly work with my Mac.
Cons: the materials feel cheap, the plate is plastic, not aluminum. The keys are going to be impossible to replace due to the uncommon 1.25u arrow keys. And being a Mac user, there isn't any support on the manufacturer website.
http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/3dd0f6a066fa5950ac96d4bf63ac0387
If they think I would ever buy a keyboard with the manufacturer's name on the spacebar, they're delusional.
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The spacebar is definitely removable, I have Pulse on mine.
BlueCrowned
Woooosh
I have one and I absolutely love it. I use the arrow keys a lot to navigate and edit code, so the fact that they are bigger than usual is great. Also having the Fn key away from the bottom row is a great idea for me since I don't usually need it. Used at work for almost a year now and no issues at all (drevo keys start failing in a few weeks for example). Keycaps are very thin, and finding a set is a nightmare, yes. But I sold my FC660C and couldn't be happier. It's a matter of personal preference.
The short right shift key is a pain in the... Also good luck finding any keycaps for the 1.25 keys. But beside that it's a great keyboard, good solid built, definitely worth its money.
I use one of these with blue switches as my daily driver and my only complaint is all the 1.25 u keys that are a pain to find proper sets for
Can't you get this a lot cheaper on amazon or ebay?
Etsetra
You can find the AK33 on gearbest for 36 dollars. I believe they only sell the RGB version on Amazon, yet that's still cheaper than this one lol. No idea where that $69.99 MSRP came from.
MacV2
That's what I thought.
This keyboard is absolutly awesome!
mattysaw
Thank you. Seems to be too much of a gamble... not worth the few bucks in savings.
When I needed a cheap 75% keyboard, I considered this keyboard. Instead I went with an E-Element Z-88 with Outemu blue switches. I'm pretty happy with the Z-88.
I can only imagine hitting the question mark or up-arrow key a lot while trying to hit the right shift key. For anyone who have this (or similar keyboard), would that shortened right-shift key become a pain to press?
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As far as linear switches go, they are horrific.
willc916
I got used to it
Those arrow keys tho...
I got the RGB version on amazon for slightly less than this monochrome version. It's decent for a cheap mechanical keyboard, but the wide arrow keys (and wide "End" key) are annoying. Would be better to make them 1U with a gap between arrows and R_Ctrl.
Paired with some cheap typewriter keycaps, it's a nice-looking keyboard... and the lighting modes/options are really nice. I particularly like the mode where rainbows expand from each keypress. But the fancy lighting is only on the RGB version.
The lack of edges makes it easy to clean, but there is a wide hole under the space bar so be careful not to sweep gunk into the hole.
There is a glut of blue switch mechanical boards on ebay for cheap... very few people want this switch type, and manufacturers are desperate to get rid of them.
It would be nice if the price of brown switch boards could come down, but with so much unwanted blue switch boards in production the price of the more desirable switches are not likely to come down.
1.25u arrow keys, for people who want to break new ground in non-standard keycaps
Have this one. After about 1 month of use, some keys started to fall off. I can even send a key flying just by releasing it. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Backlit-Mechanical-Keyboard-Geek-AK33II-cooling-flame-version-green-black-Switch-Gaming-CF-LOL-games-for/32735564475.html
This an awful drop
This drop is dumb. You can buy it on amazon Prime for 58 bucks right now... WTF.
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The only thing that would really vary costs their is if you had Amazon Prime or if you live out the US
Don't forget the buy and wait forever factor. regarless if you got Amazon or not. You can get this cheaper on eBay and other place. If this drop was 30 bucks then it might be worth conaider. At the current price plus shipping u must be living in botswana and have no other means to buy before buying it here.
While would anyone buy this from mass drop. That's stupid as heck. You can get the same board from eBay or a Chinese website and have it shipped earlier. Mass drop takes two months to ship and its not worth it for this. I have a black with blue switches. It's okay. But I paid 35 on eBay not $45
I have a K95 and i'm trying to switch up to a bit more of a compact style of a set-up. All the other white compact KB's don't ship to the US unfortunately.
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dirtydann
How compact? You can get this exact board but with RGB lighting for $58 shipped on Amazon right now. https://smile.amazon.com/Firstblood-Mechanical-Keyboard-Switches-Backlit/dp/B01JG37496/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489899846&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=AJAZZ+Geeks+AK33S
There are also a LOT of others that you can get in a lot of different layouts and sizes.
Isn't the Poker typically group buy only and scarce? if that isn't an option putting together your own GH60 with TMK/QMK and EasyAVR is really good because it has a GUI for custom keymapping and has more options than the Poker. I love my Poker to death but I take the GH60 over that for my workstation.
Doh! Bring back the black with blue switches and I'm interested, but no white color or black switches for me, thanks.
love this keyboard, the K started to chatter on me but still the best i've ever owned
So i just got mine and have to say starting off it feels pretty cheap. But the feeling of the keyboard does not matter so much as the switches themselves as they all sound and feel like the one mushy key on my Corsair quick fire tk cherry blue key board and i can not really distinguish the initial click from it bottoming out. Now i know that if i wanted a high quality mechanical keyboard i would have to pay for it and this is supposed to be a cheap alternative but from the stand point of a mechanical keyboard this does not feel like one or at least not comparable to the two cherry mx blue keyboards that i have had. From an aesthetic standpoint it is a clean looking keyboard and my only qualms with that is the power cord that has large header on it that sticks straight out the top and over all looks like a fat white charger to a early 2000's point and shoot camera. Also slight inconvenience with my black glass desk that i use the rubber feet cannot hold the keyboard in place and will shift very easily making me re position it often. I'm not going to try to adjust muscle memory for this offsetting key placement and cap sizes as i won't be using it and i'll try to throw it on craigslist to get some money back. I know my ducky mini was a bit of a premium but i'm pretty sure you can find a higher quality 60% keyboard for this price or maybe just north of it.
MurphysLaw
Coolermaster makes QuickFire TK.
kschang
Yea I realize that now. Still it is my favorite keyboard outside of the S key going soft.