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Pok3r RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Pok3r RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

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ABS at this price is simply unacceptable.
fazalmajid
Nothing wrong here if the ABS is thick enough and it's double shot. The price seems fair to me. But you could always replace tose keycaps by a nice expensive gmk set in ABS... ;)
For people who are saying Vortex is just some no name company, please shut up. Vortex is a very well known company for their 60% keyboard. I've been using a new Poker2 for about a year and its been fantastic. From seeing the layout on this keyboard however, for anyone interested in the 60% layout, I really suggest looking at the new Poker2. Here are some of the features on the new Poker2: 1. USB C (YES I KNOW ITS AMAZING NOT A FUCKING MINI OR MICRO B) 2. When I bought it, it was $80 (it does seem the price has gone up however) 3. The layout is WAY better. On the new Poker2, the arrow keys are on WASD. This makes it actually possible use the arrow keys, unlike this which it looks like you would have to use your pinky or something to use the arrow keys. I would also like to say that after about 2 weeks, I was a master at the new Poker2. The only real shortcuts I have to use is the arrow keys and the delete button. These are just fn + WASD and fn + backspace. Oh yea and there are the multi media keys which can be used with your pinky on fn and then your other fingers on NM, . 4. It isn't RGB (yea if thats the reason why youre going for the poker3, RIP) 5. If youre really into the programmable part (I'm not really), it has 6 different programmable channels over 4. 6. For both, this thing is so portable. It is so convenient to be able to just wrap the cable and throw this into a small bag. I brought this back and forth from home at my internship over the summer and it was great because at work they had shitty membrane keyboards.
One con is that this keyboard 100% requires a wrist rest. It is a very high keyboard. Unless if you want your wrist to die instantly, you need a wrist rest.
In conclusion, Vortex makes some nice ass keyboards. I would suggest the new poker2 over the poker3. The new poker2 did come out after the poker3 and is improved on the layout. ITS SO FREAKIN SMALL IT FITS ON ANY DESK.
https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Keyboard-Programming-compatible-Detachable/dp/B01NAZ6RE3/ref=pd_sbs_147_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01NAZ6RE3&pd_rd_r=a8281823-cf16-11e8-891f-0f79428572f9&pd_rd_w=FtuuE&pd_rd_wg=h9sQn&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=7d5d9c3c-5e01-44ac-97fd-261afd40b865&pf_rd_r=4XN53P5X136JA9AYHVVH&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=4XN53P5X136JA9AYHVVH
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MooshMooshMoosh
Regarding point number 3, it is entirely negated by doing some programming. I know you stated you're not into it but it's really simple. I have my arrows bound to fn+wasd. In fact, I also have my media keys and more all bound to the left side of the keyboard.
Now for the (in my opinion) most useful part, use capslock as fn key, by simply flipping the dip switch 3 on the pok3r. This can also be done on the poker2 but it involves more steps. This way, your left hand can access a whole ton of keys without moving it much. Just bind caps lock somewhere else.
Nevertheless, you can't go wrong with either poker 2/3.
It's more complicated than that. This article was written a little while ago KBC became iKBC since then because of naming conflicts. https://www.keychatter.com/2015/02/10/vortex-vs-kbt-vs-kbc-vs-kbp-what-are-the-differences/
Why would I get this over the one in mechanicalkeyboard.com. This and tax will be higher than purchasing from mechanicalkeyboard.com
ryanisawesome
I was about to say the same thing. Don’t forget shipped right away instead of Jan 2019.
ryanisawesome
Think you forgot an "s" at the end of mechanicalkeyboards.com
So it’s a 130$ keyboard with no arrow Keys and no function keys
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There are products better than apple, does that imply apple has the best phone? No they just have godlike advertising.
Prime47
Don't forget deep marketing and advertising budgets!
Is this likely to come for a drop anytime soon?
Received mine two days ago. Expected shipping was October, so it was an awesome surprise. I had it shipped to Australia for anyone wondering.
Any updates on the most recent drop for this?
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That's crazy if it's from the most recent drop. No news on mine either.
Yeah we ordered on the same drop.
Where's the ISO layout? :-/
I just received my keyboard which was supposed to be black on black with red switches. But I got white on white with blue switches :(
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zerspeN
Willing to sell it?
zerspeN
Dear Massdrop: Please get your act together, thanks!
Got the keyboard yesterday and I'm loving it so far. Not in love with the super dodgy cable though which keeps disconnecting the board from my computer..
Not related but can anyone recommend a switch lubricant for zealios 65g?
I hope the Poker 4 is hot swap...
how do you input `~
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I see. I've never owned a small keyboard so I didn't know. Thanks!
tenacle
"Shift + Esc" can also output "~". It's a useful shortcut, I've found.
A great starter mech for those looking for everything in a 60%. One thing to note, be mindful of the USB plug. It is known to get loose on these models even with little use.
Volker
True that. My brand new Pok3r came stock with a loose USB plug. I've got to be *very* careful when moving my board so as to keep the cable from disconnecting.
Nothing good to say about Vortex, even if I love the form factor. I bought two and both had issues within a month.
I collect many keyboards for different uses, and these failed almost instantly. My clear switch board either double taps the S key, or doesn't register it at all.
My blue switch will legit type random letters instead of what you type, even after resetting the hardware to default settings.
I sent the clear board back and they supposedly soldered an issue and resolved it, but it still wasn't fixed upon return. Decided to shelf both of them since no 120$+ keyboard should have this many issues.
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I've had a bunch, and definitely found some favorites!
Corsair K70, Ducky Shine 2, Vortex Clears and Blues etc.... And all of them have pro's and cons.
I would hands down say that my personal favorite KB that i use as a daily driver both at work and home HAS to be this curveball : AUKEY KM-G7 RGB. This KB was 26$ when it hit slickdeals and continues to blow me away. No issues, great lighting and awesome feeling. Here's a few pics of my old setup with it for reference: https://imgur.com/a/9P1g9
Hope this helps!
There are dip switches on the back that allow you to change the keyboard layout. They should all be set to OFF. (for starters)
This is not an attack on this keyboard but I would love it if sometimes these companies would sell kits to make these keyboards without any switches in them so that you could avoid the pain of building a keyboard from just parts and/or skip the inconvenience of finding all the parts and get the special features of these keyboards. But retain complete freedom of key switch? My perspective may be unusually in favour of this though as I am a zealios purple fan and keyboards with zealios purples are insanely uncommon
Massdrop should work with vortex to offer Clear Cherry MX with this version. Can we please add clears to this drop?
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Yeah, im in the process of getting together a 60% zealios board currently. I'm interested to see how they compare to the clears on my work pok3r. Been trying to pull the trigger on it for months and finally just said eff it. I definitely sympathize with the op here, clears + rgb wild be excellent.
Motiv
Cool, Ps do you know what type of lubricant would be good to use of zealios 65g?
Anybody have a opinion between this and the massdrop made keyboards? I'm trying to decide if I want this or the new alt by massdrop.
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In case this helps you or anyone else considering a purchase, press: Left win + right alt + spacebar to toggle this mode on/off. This can be found in the product manual. However, if I'm not wrong, this function was added through an update, so pok3rs running old firmware version would need updating before this can be used.
thewind32
Ok thanks a lot that helps the decision immensely.
I have just finished replacing the stabilizers with genuine Cherry ones and the board feels amazing! If you have some desoldering/soldering skills and the required equipment I highly recommend you get genuine Cheery plate mounted stabilizers and to install them.
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I got them from Faxe over at the DT forum: https://deskthority.net/for-sale-f55/cherry-stabilizer-sets-t16806.html Also got another set for the K-Type from him. If you're in Europe you can order a set from him, he's really cool.
c_r_z
thanks :)
this has been a good keyboard for nostromo styled workstation. types very nice. is easy to see in the dark. i only wish for one with a set of arrows so i dont need to press a key combo. of course its nice that its small. decent price too. i can see this lasting a while. one of my best purchases here.
alien_brain
Nice
Not ESD protected very well. I picked it up off the side and zapped the board through the edge. That USB port will likely never work again...
Super solid, sold to a friend before moving. 10/10 would buy again when employed.
Just got my board. I was wondering which firmware version you guys are running? On Vortex website (http://www.vortexgear.tw/vortex3.asp) the latest pok3r RGB firmware is V1.00.05. However there are 2 firmware download files available for pok3r RGB.
I have to use "RGB POK3R firmware_for S/N:VTPKBUSRB2 and VTPKBUSRW2" instead of "RGB POK3R firmare V1.04.00" as my serial number is VTPKBUSRB2 so I can not use V1.04.00 file. If I try running the V1.04.00 upgrade file OK button is disabled and the program does not read my current firmware version.
When I start the S/N:VTPKBUSRB2 firmware upgrade program it says that my current firmware is V1.01.00, which seems to be newer than V1.00.05. So running the program would actually be a downgrade?
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It is puzzling me because there is no V1.01.00 firmware upgrade file on Vortex website.
Do you guys have any idea what is happening here?
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fiouch
Same here - and my pok3r wasnt ordered through massrop.
Have you heard anything since?
fiouch
Same issue here, I've been looking for some more information but can't figure out what's going on
Just got a shipping notification. White caps and case with silver switches :)
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nostyle
Mine just shipped as well. Silver switches, black caps.
nostyle
White case, black caps, brown switches. I'm going to pester my flat mate to swap some of his white caps (he has the same board) with mine for some wicked contrast.
Is this going to drop anytime soon? Hope it comes with Clear Cherry MX's.
Desibidu
I think it depends on the switch type you got, mine is silver cherry MX. If I remember correctly mine should ship at the end of may.
EDIT: yup, just checked my email. On the "We did it!" email mass-drop gives you an expected shipping date.. mine it set for may, 29th.
Did anyone else just get a shipping notification?!
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I just ordered a custom braided cable for it and I'm looking for a carrying case, I thought this might be a good option for a hard shell since they seem to be so rare! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0785K4PPT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Got mine a few nights ago. Sorry to tease if you're still waiting.
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I’m so excited, can’t wait!!!
I love Vortex new design for aluminium housing as like vortex race 3 and vortex vibe. It seems like nice due to slim and low heght and aluminum legs. Is there anyone with rumor for new poker keyboard with these new design? I like vortex poker rgb model but I‘m hesitating to participate this drop because I want to vortex poker new design.
Katakain
Thanks for reply. But I already knew Vortex LE model. I want Vortex 60% keyboard with slim bezel and low height aluminium housing, and DSA PBT dye-sub keycaps like Vortex Core or Vortex Race 3.
I would buy it if it had USB C. it's 2018, and I don't know why they haven't implemented it yet.
fredihaberg
I had exactly the same thought. I have had too many usb mini and usb micro devices stop functioning. Ofcourse I cant imagine I would be unplugging and plugging it back in as much as my old cell phones and tablets.