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IKBC MF108 Aluminum RGB Mechanical Keyboard V2

IKBC MF108 Aluminum RGB Mechanical Keyboard V2

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IKBC MF108 is total junk. Quit working after less than 5 months. It's worth the price of 5lb of aluminum at the scrap yard. Cheap Logitech or Microsoft wireless keyboards work forever without a glitch. Selling such worthless junk is a nothing but a scam. Don't waste your money on this garbage. If anything goes wrong, good luck fixing it or get your money back, especially if you buy it at Massdrop.
Would love to buy the silver version.
$38 shipping to Australia killed the impulse buy.
I own this keyboard. I like it. It doesn’t move lol. I will say the usb connection is still flimsy. I had to open it and pull it out because the connection went inside.
This seems to be the same price I can get this keyboard on MechanicalKeyboards. Is it a newer edition or are there things about this one that are different and justify getting in on massdrop and waiting for it?
Thornkin
Nope it's just massdrop's mistake
Love my F108. Can I just get the aluminum case?
Solid choice for full-size aluminum beast. I wish they'd release this with a plate that supports switch-top opening.
Kiryu
or a hotswap pcb
Does anyone have a picture of what the stabilizers look like on this board?
To my surprise including the whopping 25$ USD shipping, this is still cheaper if bought locally ! Amazing deal....I've saw a review of it, the metal frame is heavy as hell, I think you can literally kill someone with this KB...
YOU MADE IT HAPPEN! This is one of the most requested options from the Keyboards For $110 And Up poll created by Chicken. Thanks to everyone who voted for making this drop possible.
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FFS, there were 434 votes in total. Only 1 person voted for this keyboard. If you have extra inventory to get rid of, own up to it.
This shit is ridiculous and it's poor customer service.
What does the V2 have over the non-V2 version? This is $159.99 at https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3400 but it doesn't seem to be V2
excalibruh
From what I understand, just improved LEDs, lighting effects, and a less fragile internal cable guard for the USB connector. Also more switch selections like Silent Reds, but those don's seem to be included in this drop.
Canadian friends - currently in-stock at Amazon.ca for cheaper as you don't get his with taxes/duties!
HELP! Okay... I am going to order one of these for myself... don't know why, except that I love it! I'm new to mech keyboards, etc... which do I want.. red, black, or blue? I don't want one that is overly noisy, but I don't want one that is like the "big box stores' keyboards"... whatever THAT means... Thank you... I think I would be happy with anything.. but want to get one on order before it closes. I have put off buying one because I get to this point and just stop... but now, need to get it ordered.. 1 day left!!
Please help, and thank you.
PS: Just read the diff between red, black and blue... still can't decide. I'm not a gamer... more of a typist, I guess... They need one for people who can't decide anything... make it zebra colored and a complete surprise to the person who receives it!!
Brenda
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If you bought this setup, it might be closer to what you want, at a cheaper price:
A GMMK @ $60 from this site https://www.pcgamingrace.com/products/gmmk-full-customized = ~$60
12 x https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/switches/products/aliaz-switches = ~$66
...and then choose whatever keycaps you prefer (ABS, PBT, whatever profile you prefer [E.g. SA, XDA, DSA, etc.]) you might find you've either spent less or as much as you would here, but get the experience you're after.
Just an example of something you might like: https://www.amazon.com/printed-Translucent-Switches-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B06XXNNW1D?th=1
The Aliaz switches are pretty quiet out of the box and with 12 order (they come in packs of 10), then you'll have a few spare. The beauty of this approach is that you'll have a keyboard that requires little work, but is completely customizable. I have clicky switches on mine for the numpad, but quieter ones all around. My alphas are using Gateron Yellows that I've modded myself, so they're quieter than anything else I've tried. The Aliaz are closer to those than anything, but require much less work.
Also keep in mind that unlike this keyboard, the GMMK doesn't have dedicated media keys. For that I downloaded the free AutoHotkey app (https://autohotkey.com/) and found a script that allows me to use some function keys as media keys. If they are function keys you don't normally use, then you can even get media keycaps to put in their place.
This is all a personal thing, but that's partly why I suggested a GMMK. You'll get the option to try things out and see what works best, instead of spending $200 for something you're basically stuck with.
EDIT: I love the Aliaz switches, but they ended up being too loose in my GMMK for my taste...kept coming out of the case while typing, so I went back to my custom Gaterons.
psiclone
GMMK is great for all the reasons you mentioned but the build quality on this is what you’re paying for. If V.3 has hot swap switches IKBC is going to cause a worldwide aluminum shortage.
I got one of these from the first time they were offered on Massdrop and love it. The only reason I am not currently using it is because I got one of the K-type keyboards, which goes that few extra steps toward my heart by being completely open-source and having replaceable switches.
That said, I keep it propped up againt the inside of my computer desk in case the Zombie Apocalypse breaks out. I truly believe it would win hands down as most powerful melee weapon against even the venerable katana. The only advantage the katana really has is that it would be less tiring to swing. Also, it has a numpad so if I have to do any data-entry type work I will temporarily swap it back in, in place of the K-type (which, for those who don't know, is a tenkeyless style keyboard).
Can anyone elaborate on the individual key programming? Is that referring to the backlighting, or is this actually a programmable keyboard? Can it execute macros?
Applehugger
They're referring to the lighting. It does not support macros.
skine
Thank you for the clarification. That’s really disappointing. I’d be all over this keyboard if it had some kind of programmability.
Hmm I would join but no option for brown switches hurts...
Accuracy158
Mechanicalkeyboards.com has this keyboard with browns, for $159.00, and with an estimated arrival of June 5th, instead of an estimated ship date of July 11th.
Edit: They don't have blacks though. Just reds, blues, and browns.
Accuracy158
Same here, I need brown switches
Will this keyboard work with a Mac (swapped modifiers) with Hardware swap?
cream
The IKBC website says it's mac compatible.
https://www.ikbckeyboard.com/product-page/mf108
whomad1215
Huh, when I googled I found a site that said “coming soon”. you are a better googler that I am. Thanks !
I just received my keyboard today (Cherry Blacks) and first thing I notice before I unboxed it was WOW this is one heavy keyboard. I love this keyboard (love the feel and am currently playing with the lighting) I'm happy I ordered it and love the Cherry Blacks (old keyboard had the Cherry Browns). I would like the keyboard to have more pitch to the angle but that can be fixed by sliding something under the top of the keyboard.
For those wondering, I received my email on April 25th that the keyboard had been shipped: Shipped from - BREINIGSVILLE, PA on 4/25/2018 - Wednesday
I’m not terribly concerned with the specifics, but just how long of a delay are we talking about? A week? Two weeks? A month?
Mastermung
Agreed. Can massdrop actually give a more reaable and better reply?
Und3adz
I just got a notification that it shipped.
No updates from the delay?
”Delayed due to an unexpected delay” Thats Massdrop for you.
Does anyone know how to have it memorize the last light setting (like OFF) when unplugged? Whenever it is plugged back on or the computer is turned off and on, the goes back to the RGB wave.
just missed this drop :( If anyone wants to sell theirs, LMK
I got this keyboard from Massdrop a while back and it is the best keyboard I have ever seen. The value of the heavy base cannot be understated. It is so solid and immobile that typing has become significantly easier for me. It's pretty expensive, but if you like Cherry switches, I don't think there is a better keyboard available. As nice as Das Keyboards are, this is nicer.
Still haven't heard from the 'MassDrop Organizer' of this Group Buy about what leds this keyboard uses.
I will make this simple here, ARE the L.E.D.s located inside the Cherry Switch OR are the L.E.D.s located down on the keyboard PCB area?
I don't have this in my possession quite yet but I would like to know first hand before receiving it.
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You would need to be able to desolder all the switches and then solder in the new ones.
That doesn't make it easy, but it does mean you only have two pins per switch to desolder and resolder. If the LEDs had been inside the switch or if they had been through-hole LEDs, you would also have to desolder the LEDs to get the switches off.
Changing the switches would be a serious modding job but this keyboard is so nice that it would be worth the effort to make it perfect for you.
TipsyMacScotchslurpen
Thank you. That's very helpful.
I truly hope that the GMMK is the wave of the future, and that more manufacturers will make keyboards with hot-pluggable switches.
Anyone have an issue with the space bar getting stuck if you tap it lightly or it doesn't go back to normal smoothly? I bought this of Amazon did a replacement and the 2nd keyboard still has the same issue. Aside from this issue I LOVE the keyboard but the space bar issue is bugging me so I might just return it again.
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That sucks. My condolences :(
boohale
I might just have to use my ducky space bar on the MF108 but I'm afraid that it might bug me too much and I will regret not returning the keyboard. Aside from this issue the keyboard is awesome IMO.
just in case, this keyboard is 3.4 kg of weight :)
True_Vladimir
Yep, heavy keyboards are to die for ; )
Plus they make excellent defensive batons in any street fight also great at delivering the final head crush on any opponent when they land on the ground.
YES, this is one of those keyboards for any MMA fighter to use.
I ordered this keyboard with browns for my wife almost a year ago on Massdrop. It came with a strip of LEDs not even working, but Massdrop offered to replace it. The replacement has had no issues and my wife loves it. In fact, I almost wish I had it instead of my current one. Great keyboard.