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Massdrop ALT Mechanical Keyboard

Massdrop ALT Mechanical Keyboard

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Hi everyone, We’re happy to announce that the Massdrop ALT Mechanical Keyboard is beginning to ship! If you haven’t already, you should be receiving tracking information soon. While we’re here, we also want to provide information about configuring your ALT keyboard. With your order, you’ll receive two warranty/configuration cards. The one inside the keyboard box, without a teal header, is an old version. It contains incorrect information for an “Only Modifier LED” lighting mode which was not part of the default firmware, so please do not follow those instructions. The correct version (with a teal header) will be found outside of the keyboard box. Please use this card to configure your keyboard.
We’ve also created a guide with additional configuration instructions for the ALT keyboard, including how to configure custom LED patterns so you achieve effects like Only Modifier lighting. The guide can be found here: https://dro.ps/alt-setup-guide
We can’t wait for you to receive your keyboard!
JaleesaG
I'm pretty excited. This should pair nicely with my CTRL..
Delivered today. Case color compared with kbd75 and K-type.
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Hi everyone, Production is well underway for the Massdrop ALT Mechanical Keyboard and we’re super excited to share the latest production images of the testing rig our vendor created to ensure all PCBs will function exactly as we intended. We're also excited to share a special video, linked here: http://dro.ps/alt-production-update.
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We’re on track to meet the expected ship date of October 26 and we can’t wait for you to receive them. We’ll be back in mid-October with more updates!
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JaleesaG
When this drop opens up again, are there any plans to do something with gap between the FN and left arrow key? Aesthetics would be perfect if that gap could be eliminated or filled with a key.
JoshZS
The gap exists to allow people to quickly find the arrow cluster through touch typing. It's meant to be there!
Mine just showed up, so that was fast. Everything looks good on cursory inspection. It's nice to see a "meta" keycap instead of Windows icon, as was shipped with the CTRL -- I don't recall that change from the original description/photos.
iso6400
The photos show a meta key actually. I'm glad you are enjoying it.
Got my tracking number yesterday. Looking forward to Wednesday!
Im thinking about joining the drop for the cherry stabs. For this board should I be getting the screw in, clip in or plate mount stabs?
smoothporcupine
Plate Mount stabs
Got my shipping notification! Hopefully I'm not disappointed!
Shipped right when I'm flying out of town
Got my shipping notification today too. Nice to see these going out ahead of schedule :D
yeap got notification of shipping as well - worst time possible i am aware for two weeks from next week. GRRR
Just got an email that my order has shipped! Woohoo!
Just got shipping notification for this. I'm looking forward to getting it delivered!
Jino74
Are you in the US?
Asters
Yes
Hello! Will we get a shipping update this week (mid october)? Really hoping things are still on track. @JaleesaG @YanboWu
Two weeks away from expected shipping date. Hope it's still on track. I ordered this and IC's Kira, and I was pretty bummed out about their production delay. This one hasn't had any announced delays and I've never had a 65% before, so I'm super looking forward to it.
Came to check the status here and noticed that there's a "first run production perk" or whatnot of a collector's keycap, but I don't remember seeing that when I joined. Is that included too?
Hope this is still on time for shipment.
A new drop as soon as possible for the ALT would be great, I joined Massdrop not long ago for the CTRL (first drop ever) and I am really pleased.
How is production going for ALT? Thank you very much.
OldCat
I second this.
@YanboWu @JaleesaG can you give us an update on production and estimated timing of delivery?
Does anyone know what kind of stabs this board is going to come with?
smoothporcupine
definitely not the crappy ones in the K-type!
Jino74
probably not the genuine cherry ones. those were very expensive
Will the rubber feet of the ALT be removable just like the CTRL does? I prefer my boards laying flat when I stash them in my bag.
BangNaraj
feet look exactly like the CTRL so I would assume yes.
Am I crazy, or did the price on this go up $50 this drop? I paid $180 for mine in the first drop with Halo Clears.
clicky_clacky
I seen that too, its a different drop but they named it "high profile" so I assume there will be some differences.. but I can't imagine $50 bucks worth xD
clicky_clacky
It's a different model. It has a raised frame around the keyboard. The original ALT is just on a flat plate and the sides are exposed. I prefer the first, but some people may prefer the second. To each his own.
WOW I can't believe I missed out on this! Requested and hoping for a drop soon!
Are you guys planning to make this a regularly stocked keyboard like the CTRL?
Will it be possible to ship to Russia?
I hope this follows the CTRL 2-4 business days so I can pick it up and get it quicker!
will there be another drop for this?
Does anyone know if the Kaihua/Kailh Box switches in this drop will be the updated version of the switch due to issues with their stem size and it stressing/cracking most cherry mx keycaps? If anyone doesn't know already, I will post some links below about the issue. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/935f6l/box_switch_updates_from_novelkeys/ https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/response-for-kailh-box-switches-crack-and-stress-keycap-stems-t19539.html https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/93c8js/response_for_kailh_box_switches_crack_and_stress/
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I'm pretty sure its because the current CTRL drop is already made and assembled, while the ALT keyboard is in production still. I'm assuming tho.
TylerTran
Thats probably it, good point. I just realized I haven't seen the ALT in peoples hands yet, for some reason I thought it was out already.
I am interested in selling my spot if anyone is looking to pick this up - serialized with box white switches. Contact me on reddit or geekhack at a_falling_bomb
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Yes - feel free to message me at fauxrazor@yahoo.com or reddit and geekhack at a_falling_bomb. I picked up another 75% board and no longer need/want this one.
a_falling_bomb
Okay, if you can wait that's great. I just got the Phantex Evolv X silver case and I'm waiting for it to get here in 2 weeks to see how light the color of the case is. I have a friend who has the CTRL so I can compare colors with it I just like the ALT better. If someone else asks about the spot before when my case gets here and I don't say anything then feel free to give it to them
will this drop come back??
crimsongoon
I imagine the same thing that his happening with the CTRL will happen with the ALT. Once it ships out, they will start unloading their extras and leave the drop up until they sell most of the remainders. Estimated ship date is Oct. 26th
If anyone is looking to sell their spot, please let me know! I like how compact this version is and hope they do a second run!