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IKBC Fullsize CNC Aluminum RGB Mechanical Keyboard

IKBC Fullsize CNC Aluminum RGB Mechanical Keyboard

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Had mine Delivered on Jan 19, 2017 One issue to report is that I occasionally have to reseat the micro USB end to get power/connectivity back conveniently (than the A-type side at PC box) after a boot/wakeup. Otherwise, all is good.
Anyone want to sell their board if it died? Interested in picking one up.
turned on my computer today and it no longer works, doesn't type and no lights. happy with it until now.
just got mine, DOA. it makes a very nice and heavy paperweight.
Just got mine, yesterday. So far, so good. It's very similar to the various ducky's I've had - I believe they're produced at the same factory. Maybe. This thing is seriously heavy and solid feeling - it feels like it's built into my desk. It replaced a Ducky Year of the Monkey, which is also a heavy keyboard, but this one is nearly twice as heavy. Keyboard layout is fine, keys feel great (I got blues). Lighting effects are fine - I don't really need or want anything fancy, but do like the rolling color option. I have no idea what the countdown timer thing is for - not something that I have any use for, as far as I know. Overall, I'm happy!
I have been using my ikbc keyboard for a few months now - I have been enjoying it quite a bit. Well today, the usb port bent inwards per the usual - but no big deal, just open it up and fix it, right? So, I went to open it up, one of the 11 allen screws was stripped, no allen key would grip it AND another of the allen screws had a bit broken off in it, like whatever they use to put them in broke off in the screw head. All of the allen screws were ridiculously tight, no wonder their bit broke off in it. What a headache this keyboard is now.
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And...of course there is a shipping delay; after waiting at least 2 months. Screw this. I'm getting mine on Amazon so I can get it within a day and cancelling this order. This is just ridiculous.
So....when's the update?
Does this keyboard have full per-key adjustable RGB control?
Just got a shipping notice for this, anyone else?
Herp_McDerp
Nothing yet for me.
Genjuro
Mine was delivered to Aus earlier this week, I'm overseas atm so haven't been able to check contents as yet.
I LOVE my MF-108 (MX Blues). Especially after fitting some thick, hard-ish (maybe 50A... definitely harder than 40A) o-rings to the keys.
Lately, though, the keyboard will cut off and cut back on after a couple of seconds. If it cuts off while you are typing it will repeat the key you were pressing until it comes back on again.
I have also found the KB "locked up." The LEDs looked like most of the board had blacked out, and none of the keys worked. Pulling the USB cable and plugging it back in fixed it again.
I guess I'll have to take care of it (RMA or something), as I really like this KB and want it to last for years to come. I did join the K-type drop, but I will keep this one around so that I have a nice full-size keyboard when I need it.
TipsyMacScotchslurpen
Question, what do the O-Rings do? Does it lessen the sound?
What kind of nonsense is that I cannot cancel the order once the drop becomes inactive. Other users already have requested this keyboard. My best option is to contact credit card company to stop the payment.
Nothing special about this keyboard. Ho-hum ugly box with braided non-detachable cable. No specs, no info provided. Market is flooded with similar junk.
Tumak
Oh noes, I've stuffed up, best take it out on others cos I'm too much of an immature muppet to accept responsibility for my actions.
The pictures show that the housing of the switches is clear, is this true? I though that they were exclusive to corsair.
marioxdc
They were exclusive, pretty sure Corsair's deal has ran out and only lasted a year.
"Corsair’s great success is heavily attributed to their exclusive deals with Cherry, the most reputable manufacturer of mechanical key switches. For example, they had an exclusive for Cherry MX RGB switches for a year, which made the K70 RGB one of the most popular top-tier gaming keyboards last year. "
Via: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10301/corsair-k70-rgb-rapidfire-review
I'll be taking this apart once I get it in order to fit o rings and lubricate the stabs & stems, could anyone here recommend a silicone lubricant that won't erode plastics?
For those who can't wait until the July 31st ship date. Amazon has it for $20 more: https://www.amazon.com/iKBC-Mechanical-Keyboard-Cherry-Aluminum/dp/B06W5SBQNG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495120699&sr=8-1&keywords=mf108
I bought the mf108 and haven't had any issues with the cable or LEDs. :)
Grounding on case and USB port were already fixed according to iKBC
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RatratanX
I bought the IKBC MF-87 following the grounding issue and can confirm it is 100% functional and they've added countermeasures in both versions to prevent it since then.
Greengoo
Can you show the micro usb port from the inside?
I know there have been lots of people saying that the USB Connector problem will be fixed in the drop of keyboards. Has this been confirmed anywhere? (looked on all there social media sites and I saw nothing.)
Zyod
I am in contact with ikbc and they have said the fixed the issue
I have been using my keyboard from the drop for about a week, and overall I'm pleased.
First, the bad: The USB port at the rear bent inwards when I first tried to plug in the supplied USB cord, threatening to break off (and forcing me to open it up and repair it.) Instead, I switched USB cords to another one I already owned that inserted more easily, and now it's stable on my desk. If I moved my keyboard around a lot this would be a significant problem, and I'd probably open it up and repair it.
Otherwise, it's quite nice. I like the distinct roughness of these keycaps, which I'm assuming is a property of the PBT. The aluminum housing is, as everyone says, ridiculously heavy and solid. I'm running Cherry Blues, and this is lot more dead sounding than the Ducky Zero I run at work, which I also quite like for the record. I also hate the gamer-y fonts found on most LED mechanical keyboards, but this font is just fine by me - a slightly bit techie but not absurd like most of them.
Lighting is nice but I keep it on a single color and don't play with effects. I find the manual confusing but that's not a deal breaker.
I hope they pay more attention to the USB port in future revisions, but for $150 I'm happy.
Schtubb
Can you upload a typing sound test? Thanks
Schtubb
Sadly the USB ports are still broken. My MF-87 arrived tonight and the USB port did the same thing as yours. Although I am comfortable fixing it, I'm sending it back iKBC (via Amazon) to get a good replacement.
What's the specifics on the USB?
Like are the cables removable, are they type-c, micro or mini-b? The first batch for the keyboard seems to be removable but without routing.
The description isn't really helping at all.....................
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That's what it looks like on the first batch, if this is supposedly batch 2 where the loose USB port has be rectified then probably I will grab it ONLY if it wasn't a wired in fixed cable.
There's is totally no information on that, not even the site shows. I am definitely not risking it so that I could have a cherry mx black version which is not available where I am locally.
Also as you can see from one of the videos in the description the removable USB is also not mini-B but a micro. I ask only after I read and watch those videos.
Geckt
Edited my post I meant to say Micro :)
Not going to lie to yall I joined the last drop on a whim and felt like I got burned. Between Amazon getting there shipment first, the usb port problems and having to pay for shipping, this was not the best deal. It was a long wait and I was disappointed that amazon got a shipment before this drop. Amazon was selling the same full aluminum CNC keyboard for the same price with free shipping before I got mine. This keyboard is a great deal if your looking for a all aluminum keyboard but it's kinda gimmicky IMO. I was rocking the ducky yotm cherry brown keyboard before this came in the mail and it was just as good with a few extra features that gave it a little more polish. I payed 170.72 for the last drop this will be 160.70 if you order this now. It's a great deal if you can over look the issues with the usb. AND POST!
GripSlip
I wanted a YOTM until they decided they would use Doubleshot ABS keys instead of PBT when they advertised YOTM. It's too little too late for Ducky to Shine (pun intended). A $200 keyboard and no full CNC aluminum or PBT keycaps, us keyboard freaks expect a lot for our hard earned money. I skipped out on the YOTM and got this instead. The keyboard is more sturdier and has PBT keycaps. You can literally kill someone with this keyboard because it is that heavy. Overall, this keyboard is still a better buy than the YOTM. YOTM has come and gone before the actual YOTM keyboard even got into people's hands. It's already Year of the Rooster, Ducky had a late delivery to market. First one to market always wins. Not hating on Ducky but their delivery sucks. I own a DS4.
I bought this keyboard during the February drop and received it finally last Thursday. I noticed the same issue people had with the usb connector, thought it was too loose and the cable doesn't seem to want to go in all the way. I also have a problem with key chatter and since this is my first mechanical keyboard I am unsure what to do --solved in comments below...rookie error. The colors are cool but only after figuring out how to use the function key which includes other features like repeat rate. The keyboard feels sturdy and has a solid quality.
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Repeat rate was the problem must have turned in on when I was mashing through all the function buttons. I bought my board with the cherry mx brown option.
dupdeedoo
Congrats! I will purchase the MF87 once it is locally available here. iKBC Taiwan already shipped it to distributor 2 weeks ago but via Sea Cargo haha
Obligatory PSA: this keyboard does not support individual key programming, macros, etc. It has a large number of built-in features, but you can't make Ctrl+5 enter a question mark (random example) or anything like that.
Does this carry a warranty? If so how long and who repairs it?
I'm still on the fence. If Silent MX Blacks were an option I'd probably snag one without hesitation.
Would join if it offered MX Silvers.
Just got this about a week ago from the last drop and I love it, however Amazon has it for $129 now and you can even get it in white over there.
https://www.amazon.com/Double-Shot-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard-Cherry/dp/B01LY7KD7R?th=1
EDIT: As a few people have pointed out below, I've made a mistake and linked the plastic body version. The correct version is $170 on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Keyboard-Cherry-Switch-Aluminum/dp/B06WD8YY92/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1494859906&sr=8-5&keywords=ikbc
And the white/silver version:
https://www.amazon.com/MF108-Mechanical-Keyboard-Cherry-Switch/dp/B06VYGNYK6/ref=pd_sbs_147_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B06VYGNYK6&pd_rd_r=H9MQ9X9EH0BAKTZ2E72N&pd_rd_w=ZwERN&pd_rd_wg=BDeC0&psc=1&refRID=H9MQ9X9EH0BAKTZ2E72N
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I've only had it for a week, but the thing is heavy and feels really solid. I'm really tempted to buy another for the office, but I don't think my co-workers would appreciate those blues like I do.
This is indeed true. confirmed by ikbc. but its more of a $50 add on.
Can't comment on the pricing value of this drop, since I know Americans can get it on Amazon now (Canadian here), but I did recieve my board from the last drop a few days ago, and can comment on the quality.
It's incredibly solid - far and away heavier than any other keyboard I've ever felt, and feels very well built. Not just because of the weight - the machining is clean and even, the switches are consistent and smooth, the lighting is bright and lovely, and the keycaps are good quality. No signs of the earlier short-out faults, which seem to have been corrected).
I think this board is everything anyone could want in a full-size. It's got all the functionality of a full-size board, plus lovely (and optional) lighting, media controls and aesthetic appeal.
I can say with certainty that it has replaced the Ducky 6 as my main (fullsize - I keep a fullsize and a 60% plugged in simultaneously) board on my primary system. The Ducky, itself a great keyboard, has been bumped down the food-chain and now serves my wife's digital editing computer.
Quadricwan
How much is shipping to Canada?
Yeah I feel that Ducky makes solid keyboards, but I am thinking about getting this. I currently have the Ducky Legend, which is also a thick 5mm aluminum keyboard, although it doesn't seem to be as heavy as this one.
I wish that someone would make a keyboard like this with 55g Topre switches.
Randomness
Not cheap at all - almost $40, and then $35 CAD in taxes at the border. Honestly, it worked out to be almost the same price as it is on amazon Canada now, except that I believe that's shipping from a US third party retailer, so border fees are again possible.
Worth the price? For me, yes, but I don't mind splurging on a pseudo hobby. There are definitely cheaper options that are awesome, but this is a top quality full size board.
Can these switches be easily pulled and replaced (plate), or are they soldered?
Infaerina
Soldered
Branny
I suspected as much, thank-you!
What color is the backplate for this drop?
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Taffyman
It is white. Not black.
T43Y00N
Did some research, and it seems IKBC is changing which color plate they put in their boards, so it can be either. Interesting.
There are too many reports of issues with loose USB ports for me to join.
Wouldn't it be easier to make this hardwired?
IKBC have improved the qc for this drop, so this round should not have any problems.
I just got brown switch version of this keyboard few days before and I'm satisfied with mine. So I hope that white version will be dropped in next drop, but black again... so sad.
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That is a different keyboard
Wrong keyboard, @intrepped