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RC930-87 RGB Electro Capacitive Keyboard (2nd Gen)

RC930-87 RGB Electro Capacitive Keyboard (2nd Gen)

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RGB Electro Capacitive Keyboard

If you want to rule over your desktop with a keyboard fit for a king, it’s time for the coronation of the Royal Kludge RC930-87EC. Outfitted with electro capacitive switches with Cherry MX stems, designed in a space-saving tenkeyless or full-size layout, and featuring full programmability over every key and full N-key rollover, this keyboard lets you switch your approach and fully embrace your inner majesty.

Note: This drop is limited to 45 units.

RC930-87 RGB Electro Capacitive Keyboard (2nd Gen)

Electro Capactive Switches

This keyboard utilizes an electro capacitive switch instead of standard mechanical models. The switch features a slider housed by a rubber dome over a conical, coiled spring and a printed circuit board, giving you the silent operation of rubber dome keys and the reliability and tactility of their mechanical counterparts. With only limited resistance coming from a soft tactile bump and individually weighted keys to keep a consistent feel, you’ll fall in love with typing all over again.

RC930-87 RGB Electro Capacitive Keyboard (2nd Gen)

Construction

The ABS get double-shot legends on this keyboard shows off the improved RGB LEDs underneath. The switches feature Cherry MX compatible stems, you can easily swap out the stock caps for any design of your choice. The stock keycaps also feature front-printed multimedia shortcuts and a typeface that recalls some of our favorite science fiction, lending the Royal Kludge RC930 an instantly distinct look to pair with its versatile function.

RC930-87 RGB Electro Capacitive Keyboard (2nd Gen)
RC930-87 RGB Electro Capacitive Keyboard (2nd Gen)

Backlight Demo

Typing Test

Typing Test O-rings Removed

Lighting Modes and Functions

  • FN + ~: Custom Color Mode. Press again to exit
  • FN + 1: Cycle through preset RGB colors
  • FN + 2: Cycle through meteor modes
  • FN + 3: Cycle through Ripple modes
  • FN + 4: Cycle through Breathing modes
  • FN + 5: Cycle through Sunset modes
  • FN + 6: Demo mode - FN + SPACE to lock demo state
  • FN+ LEFT/RIGHT ARROW: Toggle effect speeds
  • FN+ UP/DOWN ARROW: Toggle LED brightness
  • FN + F8: Toggle LEFT CTRL and CAPSLOCK

Specs

  • Royal Kludge
  • 87-key
  • RGB backlit
  • 55g electro capacitive switches
  • Cherry MX compatible stems
  • Fully programmable keys
  • ABS keycaps
  • Full N-key rollover and 6-key rollover modes

Additional Information

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is June 28, 2016 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

Recent Activity

Here's my review: After years of buying/selling/collecting keyboards, I'm surprised by the fact that my favorite keyboard to type on currently is the Royal Kludge C930-87 RGB (there's also a version without LED backlighting, as well as have 35g, 45g, and 55g versions. Mine is 45g). When I first got into mechanical keyboards, I preferred the very tactile ones, and if that meant the keyboard might be loud (buckling spring, Cherry MX Blue), I didn't mind it too much, because the overall impact was more visceral and fun. But once I've experienced the much quieter Topre RealForce ergonomic weighted silenced version, I much preferred the peace and quiet while typing. However, the ergonomic weighted version wasn't tactile enough (due to the keys with lesser weight), while the 55g version was a little heavy for my taste. There were other switches there were kind of in-between, with enough tactile feedback but not too noisy, such as the Matias quiet switch, Cherry MX Clear, Leopold's 45g Topre. I would have been happy with those, but then I got the Royal Kludge C930-87 RGB, and it instantly felt "just right," sort of like the Goldilock and the Three Bears--I found my keyboard. This is probably the one keyboard I'll keep if I have to sell off my entire keyboard collection. The reasons I love the Royal Kludge C930-87 RGB are: -Although it's a emulation of the Topre switch and many consider it "not authentic," it is similar enough that I don't really care. -It's about as quiet as the silenced RealForce Ergonomic Weighted keyboard, but it's more tactile (only because it's not ergonomically weighted). -It's not as heavy as the 55g Topre. -It's 45g, and feels slightly smoother than the Leopold 45g Topre, and quieter (less high-pitched clacking). The initial resistance is slightly lower than the Leopold Topre (not as crisp), but the weight feels similar. -Overall, it just feels really smooth, quiet, and has just enough tactile feedback to feel good to type on, but doesn't call attention to itself for being too heavy. -It uses Cherry MX stems, so you have lots of keycaps to choose from. I'm not a fan of LED backlighting that will spill out between the keys and distract from the actual legends, so I did a mod where I took off the keycaps, then used black acrylic paint to cover the transparent housing. This provided enough blocking of the light spill to make it a lot less distracting. And if you don't like LED backlighting, there's a version without it, or you can just turn it off, as well as put on your own choice of Cherry MX compatible keycaps. I know keyboard preferences are highly subjective, but I just wanted to share this with all of you, in case some of you are looking for a keyboard with similar characteristics.