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IKBC MF87 v.2 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

IKBC MF87 v.2 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

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Why do some ikbc mf87 keyboards have images on the front side of the keycaps? Is it possible to get them without it?
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Looking for a re-drop with silver aluminium, please make it happen!
Kamisan
No silver for the V.2 version..
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/ikbc-mf87-v2-rgb-mechanical-keyboard/talk/1906781
I'm going to guess it's not cost effective for them to make the silver case.
At first I wanted silver too, but then I thought about how bright it would be on the desktop, especially with the white keys. So, black it is!
Please re-drop with silver case option!
Can only say that I love mine, and to me it was worth every penny. If it helps anyone. Cherry pink! It weighs like a refrigerator.
You can literally buy this exact model on Amazon right now which ships in 2 days Prime for $169.99
That being said, if you don't care about RGB, buy one of their PBT models for $100 cheaper and enjoy.
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Oh, right. Yeah. I just meant one without back lighting if you people preferred TKL 87 model. I edited that comment after I posted because I said LED first, and then I realized they didn't have an LED model for the TKL on Amazon, just RGB and non-backlit. So my posthaste edit was ~~LED~~ PBT ;)
I just got an iKBC TD108 in yesterday and it blew me away by the quality I got for $60. My main board is a Filco MJ2 TKL and it kind of made me feel a little silly about spending twice the cost just for the name. Not that I'm bashing the Filco by any means. They just felt about equal in build quality. Of course, that's just appearance. I didn't take them apart or anything.
Let's just say that the TD108 is for a gift and I almost kept it for myself, haha. I actually added one to my Amazon Wishlist now, because they offer them in MX Clears and I've been wanting to try them. Can't beat that price!
kyuss80
Yeah, it's pretty hard to justify the MF87 if for the same price I can have a CD87+F87: one for the office and one for home use
" The latest version of the IKBC MF87 mechanical keyboard features a more streamlined case design and is reinforced with Mylar so the LEDs stay bright even in the event of a power shortage
what?
nogoodnames
I don't think he was asking what Mylar is, but how they are using it to ~~"reinforce the LEDs with Mylar so they stay bright when they aren't receiving enough power". I'd kinda like to know what that's supposed to mean too. Best I can figure is that it was a poor translation. Best guess I can make is that they used Mylar based foil caps as a power store to supply the LEDs with sufficient power during a temporary fluctuation in power. But who knows.
IKBC got themselves in a bit of hot water with people when they translated their description as fully programmable when in reality they only meant the LEDs were programmable.
I just wish this had flip up fleet I am use to typing at an angel.
Been waiting for the silver/white version so ill pass on this one can find it cheaper and really wish they add some flip up feet.
The sum of the substance and the style do not equal $149. Maybe $109 before a drop. I mean, keyboard prices haven’t seemed to drop reasonably in time with all the variety and availability of switches, no shortage of materials, dwindled difficulty in implementing more features as industry standards... get reasonable. Add media keys and a variable volume control until they’re an industry standard, and charge a premium for those.
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Absolutely not. And I don’t think that cheap keyboards with the same aesthetics (not materials, but just looks, from body to lighting) should be as expensive as they are. I say the entire price floor needs to drop, and everything comes down proportionally.
Except maybe novelty keyboards that take some unique processes. The typewriter keys and that one keyboard that looks like a retro plane wing... Yeah, those habe an artistic premium on them. Those are clearly not the standard keyboard experience. But most key caps generally have the same shape, finger bowl, and Other similar features.
Power to art being made by engineering, yo. But for the others, drop the price before a mass-drop.
not a good drop
Can anyone confirm that the issue with the USB connector getting loose from the inside of the case has been solved? IMHO a keyboard of this price range should not have such weakness.
Why don't these manufacturers offer MX Greens???
jpinnix
Same reason they are not offering MX Clears, they are not available in RGB versions.
c_r_z
Okay, now that makes sense. Thanks!
Currently available in limited stock on Amazon with free shipping. I got it with blues and am very happy, this keyboard is awesome!
MD just baffles me sometimes. This is offered at the current market price but you have to pay for shipping (currently free in the US)??? Even committing at $149.99 only saves you about $12.50 after shipping and you have to wait for it for 2 months provided they don't delay shipment. Maybe it's a better deal for international folks, but I imagine shipping a 5 pound brick internationally isn't cheap.
This keyboard is worthless junk! User Manual makes no sense whatsoever. IKBC manufacturer doesn't offer downloadable User Manual for a reason - once you try to read and understand it, you'll forget about buying their overhyped piece of scrap aluminum. I'll stick to my superior, wireless Microsoft keyboard. At least it has a palm rest and a number of other functional keys.
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Tumak
I found the manual on their website and in the box. Made sense to me, but I’m used to communicating with ESL students and reps. Their customer service person responded promptly to all my emails when I was checking availability, even on the weekend! Highly recommend.
Tumak
It was way more features than your Microsoft keyboard also don't rant about shit like this because this keyboard is better and the user manual makes plenty of sense
The keycaps on the images here look different then on ikbc's (and several others) website. https://www.ikbckeyboard.com/product-page/mf87
Are the keys top printed, or top printed with side printing as well? Can anyone confirm which are correct for this drop?
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I own this keyboard (v2). It came with a card from iKBC saying that the keycaps do not have side printing. And indeed, they do not have side printed legends/media keys/etc. Nothing at all is on the sides.
Xylem
Good to know, thanks!
Is the cable braided?
codedc
I believe so
codedc
No
Seems fabulous! But no nordic layout right?
Why isn't this thing USB C — it's 2018 ferchrissakes?!
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The benefit is the connector not the throughput. With your logic we might all just stick with ADB, DIN plugs, or PS/2 instead of this new fangled USB (I'm still convinced it'll never catch on). The micro USB connector is crap and prone to failure. USB C is head and shoulders a better design.
julesallen
There's no benefit to the connector in this use case. A keyboard is unlike a phone that you have to disconnect and reconnect often. In fact most keyboards still use the Mini USB connectors and are just fine.
Anyone know if this is OSX compatible? I currently use a WASD custom which has dip switches for cmd/opt/alt re-ordering
dstarh
Even if it isn't you can set any remapping you like with Karabiner Elements (https://github.com/tekezo/Karabiner-Elements). The Keywalker 68 doesn't have any Mac-accessible remapping and Karabiner saved my sanity in swapping Win and Alt.
I am currently using the razer black widow tournoment edition with red switches. Anyone have a comparision? I am so freaking excited to get this!!
Kuktar
Yeah, this thing is classified as a weapon considering how heavy it is. The RGB is good, but the feel and sound will be much better. And the keycaps will never feel greasy or shiny.
PlebTheTurtle
Thank you. I'm super excited.
Like @Mokudjinn Version 1 was one of my first mechanical keyboards. In the years since I've switched to different layouts, sizes, all customs that tout a premium feel with a premium price. But I keep returning to this. Just bought my second. The heft is second to none, build is great and just works like a tank.
Well, i just ordered my second one ... best keyboard ever, and i have some mech. keyb, believe me :D !!!
New to massdrop but extremely interested in this keyboard. Is the shipping date really expected to be June 1st or are they being super conservative?
Stolz
Bought my first one in March 2017 and i am actually buying another one for my job. The weight is HUGE and it can't move, really stable. Touch is amazing, very responsive and the noise is perfect for me in Mx Brown ... enjoy it for life ! :D Nb: using it for coding and gaming tho.
This option was 7th out of 8 choices on the linked poll.
Massdrop, just skip the poll stuff on the drop pages, you don't need to lie to us.
Is this kb programmable?
Buckbrick
No, there are a couple things built in like swapping ctrl and capslock and a few other things but not at all programmable.
Missed a V2 order... Hopefully, the V3 will come ASAP :D
Almost had a bad scare today...keyboard was acting up.
If it ever goes weird on you, just hold Fn + R for a few seconds, you'll see the board flash, and it resets itself.
Anybody else missing the extra set of RGBY modifier keycaps that were supposed to be included with the drop? I just got my MF87 and seem to be missing them.
Got mine in. Swapped out the Keycaps for GMK Miami nights. Holy crap, even the stabs were lubed!?!?
VERY premium feeling board, especially with the Silent Reds. I LOOOOVE this Silent Reds/Lubed Stabs/Aluminum Case Combo!
For the type feel and price, I give this board a 10/10! Thanks IKBC!
If you guys run another group buy, can you run these in some exclusive anodized colors, like Gray? If yes, count me in for another board!
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jtdeluna
very clean setup!
Branny
except that foot in the picture:)