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Keycool 87 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Keycool 87 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

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Does it make loud clicky noise? Looking for one that sounds like the old IBM keyboards
Pteraluna
These are brown switches so they are noisier than a standard membrane keyboard but they will not mirror an IBM buckling spring. The modifiers (Shift, CTRL, Spacebar) will sound similar due to the stabilizers. If you want a keyboard with this style of switch to sound clickier you should look for Blue switches.
After a year of use I began experiencing constant reconnect issues then the system (any system) will see the device isn't functioning properly and prevent it from connecting until reboot, then it will either work for an undetermined amount of time and then repeat the process or simply not work. Most interesting fact is the LEDS remain lit but the device hardware constantly disconnects. I've tried diagnosing a possible driver issue but that's not it, I've attempted repairing the internal JST connector (not it either), so it has to be the hardware controller. I'm assuming it's not rated for USB 3.0 or there aren't any failsafes so something most likely shorted. So I guess I have a future project for my teensy.
USB 2.0 can provide up to 500mA USB 3.0 can provide up to 900mA
Here's why I believe this is the issue, my first mech was a red nighthawk x9 and the original build weren't rated for usb 3.0 (they didn't incorporate anything to reduce the amount of current from 900mA to 500mA) and it fried my leds and keyboard controller, they fixed it for free and redid their boards.
Future customers beware, if it any product doesn't state USB 3.0 don't try a 3.0 port, your computer doesn't know any better.
anyone know where to buy the keycaps only?
AnhBui
I don't know if I'm allowed to link so apologies if this reply gets removed later. Its these keycaps! Don't know if there's another vendor that sells them aside from this guy on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/272197335910?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Cowmanguy
thanks mate
Wow, those reviews … Looks like if you want a budget mechanical, people are much happier with the cheaper Nixeus Moda v2 (Massdrop or Amazon) or the LingYi Black Widow (AliExpress) than they are with this board. Even the “upgrade” to the Team Wolf CIY (Massdrop or Amazon) is still cheaper (and certainly more popular) than this board.
One of my keycool's had completly died as well. I still have another one of a different color. I guess i can use the keycaps to play with. but yeah, not a good brand. only lasted like 3 months.
Same problem as everyone else here. First it was my left ALT key, then the f12, then N, now B is flickering. I love the switches and the board, but the LEDs are garbage. I am going to try and sell this thing and get a nicer board which I should have in the first place. I thought Massdrop was not only known for their deals, but also the quality of the products they carry. If the latter is true, Massdrop, I would not carry this board anymore.
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This keyboard is really disappointing. The LEDs are already starting to go out. So far lost F12, Z, X, and V.
Had enough with this keyboard. First one had no light on F12 and all the lights would flicker on and off. Just got replacement and no light on F12 , is there a reason for this? Even the pic that MD shows F12 is not lit up. would live with this but left arrow key does not work.
Hell-Bent
f12 only lights up if you hit the function key and then hit f12
Love this keyboard for the keycaps, but wish I could get a white model. The reliability issues people keep talking about aren't giving me a good feeling either. Anyone know if there's a place to buy white keycaps with legends like on this one?
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Do you know the font or have a link?
Got mine 3 months ago as well, and long story short, I needed to go back to my rubbery crapboard, because this one gave out.
The LED on my period key went out a couple weeks ago. The USB connection started to fritz out around the same time. I needed to wiggle it just right to get it to connect (something I HOPED wouldn't be a problem with MKs), and now it's not connecting at all. I'm going to have to go Mystiq's route and break out the soldering iron, because I am highly skeptical of Keycool doing anything about the problem.
Anyone thinking about this MK, you get what you pay for. It's not the high quality that a 3-figure board would have, the key legends are hideous, and it's a bit more spongy than I was expecting. To be fair, this is my first MK so take all that with however many grains of salt you deem appropriate.
UPDATE: Board seemed to go kaput earlier today so I cracked'er open and had a gander inside. I didn't realize how many granola bars I must eat over this thing, so I gave it a good airspray, and checked the connections. I didn't think the miniUSB connection on the PCB itself looked loose, but I made sure to disconnect/reconnect and solidly mate the two. After that, it's back working.
I stand by my earlier aesthetic evaluation. If this is your first board, it might even be the best route, because it's ugly but utilitarian, affordable without being a world-changer. You might have to do some very elementary surgery, but it's a good start before you start pulling off switches and soldering new Cherry MXs. Again, YMMV, take with salt.
AlexAtPanc
I think a person would save more money by buying a high quality board in the first place instead of spending some 70 bucks on this crap and then moving on to something that is $80+ so instead of spending $80 or heck even $100 on a board, a person ends up spending $70+$80=$150
Sturm
Agreed. If your aim is to save dough, skip this and get a board at a higher tier. If you want a learner board that you won't feel bad about soldering to shit before you upgrade, go with this guy.
the LED's are unreliable 5/10
Got the one from 3 months ago, the LED on my down arrow died. :/
my left CTRL and Left shit key LED's gave out just 2 days ago :(
Mystiq
Did you contact Massdrop? My whole keyboard gave out.......
mctang
no I have not but if they can't do nothing time to take out the soldering kit. :/
It's a bit ugly when lights are off, but in a dark room with key lights are on those ugly fonts go well with rainbow colors, it's cute :)
Btw, first time buyer from massdrop, do we have any kind of warranty with this?
manteQuilla
Massdrop is contacting the sellers about the issue I have, so I dont know how its gonna end with.....
I got mine after the deal ends. It worked fine one week after I got it. Then it flashes periodically disconnect and reconnect 3 times a seconds for 20 seconds. Now it is totally out of order, and the windows just telling me this device has the wrong USB descriptor and cannot be recognized whatsoever! I found one other person who purchased this also has this exact same issue. So be aware NEW BUYERS!!!!
Just got mine in Canada. *Clickity clack clickity clack*
anyone figure out the function + code to control this keyboard?
I don't have a 0 keycap on mine. I got two 9s lol.
Anyone having issues with windows 7 not recognizing this keyboard? i have 2 of them, and one of them every other day has issues. The black blue switch one has issues (this version fyi has a removable usb cable) The white one with brown switches does not have a removable usb and works better.
they must be slightly different under the hood.
Sathlin
I have this problem too on my blue. It keeps connecting and reconnecting again and again. The lights are flashing, and the windows system sound never stops showing me there is some device disconnected and connected.
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Got mine yesterday. My only other mechanical is a Rapoo kx wireless, which I like a lot, minus the odd right shift key, but this keyboard is next level awesome. The rainbow LED looks so nice in a low light setting. The weight feels great, nice response on keypresses, and of course the sweet sound of clickity clack.
Ails
did you get blues??
amandakjarman
Yes.
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Keycool 87 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where we'll break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 7/9.
Rest assured that we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 7/9.
ArthurM
I hate Pacific Time. It's too slow! :P
It takes forever to first get enough people commit to join, then takes forever to wait for it to be shipped, then it takes forever to get delivered..... Shouldve just gotten the Tt mechanical keyboard on amazon for only 7 dollars more expensive. Then I could get that one 2 weeks ago......
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that's not that long if you consider how their process works. They have to wait about a week to get them all from the suppliers (in a foreign country) and then they get it to you within 5 business days after that.
amandakjarman
True that.
Does anyone know where you can purchase the white one?
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damn i just bought it anyways. hahaha, it's alright though black is still cool. Plus I might end up ordering a white e-element too . thank you though!
amandakjarman
XD i doubt you'll have insatisfactions anyway
Does anyone if/where I can get the keycap set?
Where is the Brazil on the checking? :(
wanted red or black switches for my first mechanical
Since it IS HAPPENING I would love if someone who participated in past drops could comment about the quality of this board and if possible, about the tactility of Kailh browns. I saw some comments complaining about the cable.
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they look physicaly the same,they are cherry clones. The pattent cherry had recently expiered, the main difference is controll on the precision of the springs or the metal loop thing that is the actual switch. they opperate based on the exact same mechanism
I have a white keycap/champagne metal chassis keycool 87 with brown Kailhs, so I can actually answer your question. Since I have a Ducky mini shine with mx browns, I am even more qualified to answer your question. The mx brown has a very slight bump compared to the Kalih. They are both satisfying but there is almost a 'catching' feeling to Kalih (which I actually may prefer to the MX).
Does anyone know if this will work with a Mac? And what are the color options for the backlight? Thanks
nizram
judging from previous drops I'd guess it works with mac but the media keys aren't mapped to work on mac.
Can the backlighting be turned off? I want this but those colors together are a bit jarring.
rubble
i agree these colors are pretty ugly, but you can turn it off