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Keywalker 68-Key Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard

Keywalker 68-Key Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard

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It would appear as though I lost my "FN" key...FN+up arrow does not turn on my keyboard lights. Does not pair with BT. I don't think it does anything. I have the software to reprogram the keyboard from GitHub but the FN key, from what I understand, is not reprogrammable
Anyone else have this problem/solution?
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can you share the firmware please ? I can't find it anywhere on the net Where did you get yours upgraded ? Thanks a lot
ltdan16
Sorry! i'm not have it (TT) The keyboard seller has upgrade for me, his not share for me, and tell me firmwave is private. You should email Massdrop, They can support find firmwave from producer Hope finded it, and share to everyone
So, the Fn key seems to not work on mine. Fn+1 only results in 1 being input instead of F1, I can't properly enter pairing mode, turn off or at least turn down the backlight. Every other key seems to be ok, the LED on the Fn key works fine, but without the Fn functionality the boards is effectively useless to me.
Just got the shipping email with tracking number!!! Let’s see how lon got takes to get here.
Uhm... no Cherry Mx Clear?
Geez the drop ended on 5/25 and it says expected delivery is on 8/21! This is my first drop. Is that normally how it is on this site.
UnbreakableEnigma
That's actually good turn around - most drops ship after around 6 months.
Any update on the instruction manual? The link provided says that the file was deleted from server
kchirayus
I'd also like an update on the manual. I'm hoping by responding to your comment that I'll get a notification with it.
I'd get this if they offer MX clears
JoeyG13
I agree! I'm looking for a Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard with Mx Clears... but it's not easy to find.
I'm a Mac user looking for my first mechanical board. I've looked over the comments and there seems to be some conflicting info over use of this with macOS. Would anyone who's bought this to use with a Mac recommend this as a good first board? Your advice is appreciated.
trailofcrumbs
This is my first board and I use it with a mac. It works seamlessly.
Rabu
Thanks.
Is it only wireless?
SpeedyClaxton
No, it comes with a cord as well.
just bought the ALT RGB. Wish I would've seen this first.
Nisis
You can still cancel the ALT and get this instead, the ALT group buy ends in 23 hours or so.
" It comes with your choice of Cherry MX switches and keycaps, too." There is no option to select a keycap style at checkout. Additionally, the link to the instruction manual is broken, and from reading the comments, appears to have been broken for months. Additionally, the board appears to be backlit, yet there is no mention of this at all in the product description.
100 USD, "all sales are final".
If this were a post on Craigslist, I'd fully expect to be stabbed and robbed when I went to pick up the board.
Would it be worth the effort of buying this and replacing the switches with BOX Royals? Does anybody have experience with the bluetooth? How is latency, and are there frequent connection drops?
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Thanks for the info. I have very little soldering experience but from what I understand it's not too hard once you get the hang of it all, just a little tedious. Is there anything in particular I should watch out for that would be different from this board vs the guides out there about soldering/desoldering custom builds?
TurtleD
Nope, nothing really special. When taking it apart (RGB version so YMMV) I found out there are no screws, just use a credit card or guitar pick to pry (gently) around the perimeter.
Definitely pick up some no-clean flux (preferably in a refillable pen) and one of those spring loaded desoldering pumps though. Both are cheap and they'll save you a lot of heartache and frustration. Also in a pinch you can add a bit of new solder to a stubborn connection to make it flow again.
Make sure to have a fan blowing across your workspace so you don't breath the fumes and good luck!
Is this backlit? The pictures suggest it is but it's not mentioned anywhere in the specs.
Kind of a long shot but:
does anyone know if you could put this into the tada 68 aluminum case?
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Pretty sure it doesn't fit because of the strange location of the micro usb port... you'd have to do something custom.
ashiraki
No, I asked this question on taobao.com to the seller
This or the Filco MINILA air 67?
xjkfx​
Get this because the filco has a really weird layout
Want this, but ugh that 2 month wait. :(
If you guys ever release this in either Topre 55g or Cherry MX Clear, I'll be all over it.
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Yeah, I have the FC660C, but I find the 45g Topre to be somewhat light. Also, the FC660C only has an insert/delete key, which I've remapped to home/end, but having a 68 key board would mean I would have pgup/pgdown, which I need in my work.
DonnaChangstein
Really the 45g on my fc660 feel heavier than the ones that I had on my old type heaven
If you ever release a 68key bluetooth in kit form I'll be all over it.
Anybody know if the bluetooth connection on this is encrypted? Unsecured wireless keyboard connections are a potential vulnerability.
What makes this better / worse than tada68?
Poblopuablo
Bluetooth seems to be the only real difference.
Poblopuablo
Heard that the shift enter feel bettet
Has anyone figured out how to program shift+keys? I want to program the ESC key so that shift+ESC is tilde, like on many 60%s. Using the programmer on github I can program any key's non-shift value, but it appears as though the shift value comes with it no matter what, and that this is the only way to obtain shift values. I was able to change things manually too by editing the xml file and importing it, but was restricted in the same way, it appears as though shift keys are attached to their default non-shift key.
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lumpus
This might be a late reply, but if you're using macOS Sierra (10.12) or macOS High Sierra (10.13) you can use karabiner-elements: https://github.com/tekezo/Karabiner-Elements.
If downloaded, then: - You can then head to the `complex-modifications` tab. - Click on `add rule` located at the bottom left of the screen and a modal box will pop up with `Import More rules from the Internet`. - Clicking on the `Import more rules...` button will open up a browser. - In the search bar enter: `New Poker II (Backtick, tilde & i/j/k/l as arrows)` - Import the settings; should prompt if you want to import into Karabiner-Elements - You can choose to enable individual rules (i.e.: `L_Shift + Esc to ~), or enable them all.
Should work automagically after that. There shouldn't be any need to reset, restart, etc. Hope this helps for the mac users.
jdkschang
I got this to work on my work Mac, was really hoping to just set it up in the keyboard though!
I am trying to pair the keyboard with High Sierra 10.13.4 and I keep getting a Connection Failed message. I tried pairing with my iPhone as well and received the same message. Has anyone else seen this message and if so how did you get the device to pair?
Thanks for the help in advance.
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Just received this little keeb and I really like it. Even though it is not mentioned in the description as a pairing option, it works fine in combination with Ubuntu 16.04. :)
I am very satisfied.
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What version of Mac os are you using? I am using 10.13.4 and I keep getting a Connection Failed message.
waltermathau
I am connecting to the macs at my school. They are running macOS 10.12.6
This is the first chance I've had to use the Keywalker for an extended time for the online SCCM class I'm currently taking, and I love this little keyboard! It has been fantastic, and comfortable to type on. I did install WASD blue o-rings on the keycaps, which reduced the clickiness quite a lot. I am using it USB connected during this class, but in my testing the Bluetooth connectivity, I didn't have any issues connecting it to laptops or smartphones.
programming
My experience with this keyboard has been pretty disappointing thus far. Basically none of my devices will pair with it. I've tried Android, ChromeOS, Raspbian, and Windows. Windows is the only one that even kind of worked, but now it won't reconnect. I haven't seen a way to make the keyboard reset its Bluetooth settings, which may alleviate the problem.
Is anyone else having as much trouble with this thing as I am?
maguffinstuff
big time, ever since I got the product, I have not able to hook it up with any of my devices, laptops or phones. I went on their website and it's probably the dodgiest official website I've ever been on, nothing on it helped at all.
Is the base aluminium or just plastic?
Flawde
plastic
Are the switches hot swappable or are they soldered in? Also, I see the wireless mode is not support by linux systems? How come?
MaxVV
They are soldered. I assume the drivers don't work in Linux though I could be wrong.
MaxVV
It's Bluetooth 4.0 so it will work. Linux has had Bluetooth support for years. There is nothing special required. Not being supported just means they won't help you if you have problems.
I just love ignorant friends who don't know about mechanical keyboard. One of my friends literally just said "That keyboard is ugly. Looks old." Oh my. Although I have to admit, a black and white color scheme would look better.
Bkey
You need new friends.
WallofYawn
True.