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E-Element Hot Swappable RGB Mechanical Keyboard

E-Element Hot Swappable RGB Mechanical Keyboard

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Does anyone know when this keyboard will be available again??
Konrxd
Noone knows it.
PLSS DROP FAST!! I NEED NEW KEYBOARD!!
Hey, does anyone know where to buy a replacement palm rest? I hecked mine up playing overwatch (got mad, hit it, and it snapped)
So what is the point of this? You get cherry mx switch design with ALPS stems... So you cant swap for ALPS, and you can't use your mx cap set. I guess you can use all those ALPS sets you have on this superior design, huh? /sarcasm For a second there, I thought this would be an ALPS board, and got excited. *sigh*....
To new people, don't get this. The switches are NOT hotswappable (I destroyed a switch trying to pry it out) and people have been reporting you can't switch to regular switches anyway since the metal contacts on the bottom of the switches are in a different configuration than all other switches but the ones that come on this board.
I will be selling mine. The lights are fancy and OK but i find it more distracting than anything.
Also I don't know who leads this drop, but the stems I got were not ALPS, but Cherry MX stems. Which is better, since you can customise the keycaps much more easily or cannibalize the board for the nice see-through keycaps.
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you are the person on amazon who commented that they did this didn't you?
Yes. I figured I would add a summation here for people who do not look at Amazon.
Doh! I am swindled. It is a terrible experience. It was a cherry MX switch type when I received the item. Nobody calls this way the Alps. Clearly, the switch in the picture was the type of the "Alps". It was too cheap to doubt. I'm so mad I'm driving mad. Clearly you have the obligation to pretend to be a Cherry MX Compatibility switch.
You are spiteful. Realizing that there is a misunderstanding but You didn't do anything well. Change the picture!!!!!!! Who sees the photo as a cherry? I don't understand. but Even admitting the vague words of the "Alps stems", DO YOU THINK that photo is the SAME as the item on sale? It's enough fraud.
Now I don't think there's anything to buy here. Finally, tell you. Please don't lose your original intention. I loved your site , but not anymore. The site has grown bigger, but it is getting worse and worse.
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jyospein
I don't understand. the drop says "The board comes standard with Outemu RGB switches with ALPS stems." Nothing of that is vague. It says the switches will be outemu brand and the stems will be ALPS.
(Then again I got the Cherry stems, and happy with that. ALPS stems have no keycaps made for them)
its hot swappable rightt so how do i take the switches out
DankWang
I also would like to know. I think I destroyed a switch but it still doesnt come out.
okay, so ive owned this since the first edition of it came out, it was very well looked after and never misused or had anything spilt on it etc, 4+ leds are dying on it, the keys Left Shift to /? have completly stopped working and the first generation of this keyboard lacked in quality, its very depressing having it broken becuase I loved the keyboard when it worked. If I could afford it I would pick up another one. I am not happy with my keyboard, I hope nobody else has these issues as these are really nice keyboards. These wouldnt have come with a warrenty I'm guessing.
Swifteasy
how many rgb modes it had
so if i joined the most recent drop ,will the keyboard have 6 modes for the lighting or 9 modes because i heard people got 9 modes instead of 6 modes and i am curios to see if it has happened to somebody
I never got a straight answer to my original query, so I have to assume these are MX switches with Alps key stems. That is the worst of both worlds. Surely it should be Alps switches with MX stems?
How many rgb lightning modes are actually in the keyboard, 9 or 6?
Is it possible to remove the logo on these? I've seen a logoless version used to display side printed keycaps on here before.
This retails for $66.99 on Amazon but you get Free Shipping.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EKR4TKA/ref=twister_B06XRDP3CQ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Genjuro
wow thank you
PoorlyDrawnDuck
No problem. That way you don't have to wait a month.
hmm $2 more on Amazon Prime? Yes please
Will I be able to put any keycaps on this?
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Im quoting from the post below;
"Fair warning so nobody makes the same mistake as me. This board comes with Alps-stem Outemu switches which have smaller pins than standard cherry switches, so even though this board is "hot swappable", it's only compatible with Outemu switches. Cherry, Gateron, or Kailh won't fit."
I don't think you can go Cherry Im this keyboard
I can corroborate that statement from personal experience. I spent a few weeks fighting with this keyboard. I did find that the Reddragon K556 RGB (purchased form Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NAI2TXC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)came with brown switches that fit into this keyboard. So, if you want browns with cherry stems and don't mind buying a sacrificial keyboard, you can do that (I did). I'd assume that other Reddragon CIY switch boards also have compatible switches, but I cannot personally verify this.
I wish there were more keyboards that were hot swappable.
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I wish there were more. I wish more of the industry implemented it. I already know about that keyboard soooo.....
Branny
Right, I understand. Just that it was/is heavily discounted. I'm waiting for their TKL that will hopefully be released Q3. Do you build or mod any boards? You could try Holtites which essentially makes a board hot-swappable, but even that isn't "industry implemented".
Fair warning so nobody makes the same mistake as me. This board comes with Alps-stem Outemu switches which have smaller pins than standard cherry switches, so even though this board is "hot swappable", it's only compatible with Outemu switches. Cherry, Gateron, or Kailh won't fit.
Jakali
Oh, that's good to know. So definitely not as good as the Team Wolf CIY?
Jakali
A further note: I found that the Reddragon K556 RGB has the same wonky switch pin configuration. So, the mx-stem browns from that keyboard do fit into this keyboard (I bought a sacrifical 556 to make this board have mx brown switches). Reddragon also sells at least one keyboard with CIY blue mx stem switches. those might allow for blue switches with mx caps on this kb.
They had a similar model on Amazon (Z88). It only had blue lights, not rgb. Blue switches with a nice key sound. It's big, but looked nice w/ brushed aluminum. Kinda hard for me to push 75+ emails a day with it tho...
Outemu? More like getOutofhere.
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Yea youre right lol, I was just trynna make a joke I guess
nickaa827
Oh. Haha. :)
Alps? Really, alps? Why wouldn't you offer alps for the.... eight guys who want alps, and also offer cherry/gats/no switches? I'd buy this bad boy with no switches in a heartbeat.
punkonjunk
I wish it had real alps, it's just alps stems.
Branny
I know, that makes it even crazier. Who wants alps stems on an outemu switch? Now, cherry stems on an alps switch, that's a cool idea.
looks like it has weirdo key caps / switches. look at the way the key caps fit on the switches.
SuperDuper
Yeah it says they have ALPS stems
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EMI35H0/
38 dollars on amazon for the same board, keyswapping and everything, but with no numpad, and cherry stems
the back lighting on the amazon one isn't true rgb but its there at least, worth the price difference imo
Does it work for mac users
is this somehow different from the following link on amazon? https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06WVC7ZNL
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That's not a topre compatible stem.
Branny
Whoops, my bad but regardless it is different from the one shown in the images.
will I get a whitefox if I join this drop?
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Actually reading the full post now it's not so great. Apparently one of the people who got it had to pay $25 COD and they weren't happy about not receiving what they paid for. I personally would be ecstatic about getting the Whitefox over this "meh" keyboard.
Yeah I can kind of see their point though. Some people really need the number pad and it was definitely a mistake on MD's part.
Well I was excited to get this keyboard.. shipped out via fedex, they gave it to the post office who couldnt find my office complex, marked it as an incorrect address and returned it to the sender. Sure mass drop refunded the purchase price, but not the shipping. This was a mistake by the post office, the address was indeed correct, I should not have to eat ANY of those charges. This is unfortunate, because I'm not sure I'm going to order anything else from mass drop because of this.
Edit: Mass drop did, in fact, refund the shipping charges as well to make this right. Good on you guys!
Could anyone point me in some direction which could explain the process involved in removing a mechanical switch? My goal is to swap these Outemu blue switches that the board came with for Outemu browns. It seems like most videos I've found online are for switches that are soldered to the keyboard's MoBo.
helloimneil
With the included plastic red thing, use that to grip the sides of the key cap (the plastic part w/ letters/numbers), pull straight up on it, not too hard, and it will come loose. Beneath that is the mechanical switch. Use the supplied metal tool thing to grip the switch at the north and south ends of the switch. There should be small indentations within the switch to allow the metal tool enough purchase so that you can, like with the keycap, pull vertically upwards on it. This will remove the switch. From there, all you need to do is pop in compatible Outemu switches and replace the keycaps. Hope this helps.
helloimneil
Seeing as how those are alps switches i don't think it will be compatible with outemu/cherry/gateron switches because the contacts that go into the board are a different spacing.
FYI, I just applied a Windows 10 update and my E-Element Keyboard stopped working. Apparently the update broke windows device manager with regard to identifying the E-Element keyboard. So after the Windows 10 update, my keyboard stopped working.
Rather than being identified as the "ND-Tech USB Adapter" , this time it's identified as a "Bodevib" Vibration device or something like that.
To fix it, look through your Device Manager for a device called "Bodevib..." (I think it was listed under "Universal Serial Bus controllers.) Right click on it and select "Update Driver..." Select "Browse my computer for driver software" Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers" You should see three available drivers. Select the "HID-Compliant device" Hit Next.
Your keyboard should start working again. Here's the page where I found this info: https://goo.gl/MLf1CM
-Darin
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Sorry, I am out of ideas. Both things worked for me.
Darin_Fong_Audio
Alright thanks prob a windows problem that I don't see the other options.
Can this keyboard work with only a single personal system 2 (ps/2) connection? Or do i need to connect a usb also?
This looks like a really nice affordable keyboard..
LegendaryTrev
It's affordable, but if you intend on using it to get into mechanical boards I recommend against it. It's nice that the switches are hotswappable, but the switches are weird switches you can't commonly find. On top of that, they're Otemu switches with an Alps stem, meaning most keycaps and keycap sets you find online aren't even compatible without replacing every single switch on the board.