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Team Wolf TKL Swappable Switch Mechanical Keyboard

Team Wolf TKL Swappable Switch Mechanical Keyboard

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not compatible with any plate stabilizers besides the weird wobbly ones that come with it, id just go with GMMK over this to be honest
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subadanus
gmmk doesnt drop to $35 for the tkl though?
JonathanPetr
yeah and its much better, and much more worth it to pay the extra price for the ability to use proper stabilizers and rgb
$ 59.99 USD for no switches and keycaps, which is what you're going to want anyway since you'll put your own switches on and will want to discard the awful keycaps that come with it
Well I guess I will be the few to say positive things about them.
I bought 2 off aliexpress. the tkl and full size versions. They were great. I had kalih bronze speed switches on them and now have kalih speed pale blue.
I had them for 6 months with no issues, but the only issue I have is that the light for the windows button is always on if you want to actually use it. Only way to disable the lighting for the windows button is to disable the windows functionality itself using FN + WIN.
Also these are those bad rainbow lighting where there is only 1 color lighting for a row. It looks terrible in my opinion, but I don't use lighting which is also why I hate that windows lighting.
Otherwise, I have no issues. They still work great aside some from lighting irritations, but they do not affect the typing experience.
Available in the UK for £29.99 on Amazon.co.uk with prime delivery.
I own 2 of these and let me warn you, please don't buy this keyboard. I have this one, and the other one where the lights are laid out differently. These PCBs are garbage and not able to handle the switches being swapped out enough. I've done less than 25 switch swap outs on both and they both are starting to act up in different ways. The lack of removable cable, true RGB, software, and a decent PCB with good hot swap sockets makes this absolutely ridiculous to grab over the Glorious Gaming TKL from their website. For less than 10 dollars more you get everything listed above minus the switches and keycaps and a much, much, much better product. Both of my Team Wolf TKLs are now dying in less than a year of owning them and I just can't justify telling you guys to buy this product. I'd be happy to go over more specifics if you want to know. Thanks
Wolfangel
Good to know. I just got one off of Amazon and it seems fine so far, despite not being programmable. I didn't know a "naked" GMMK was so cheap. That's what I'll get when this one dies for sure.
This is price gouging at its finest
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KevOW
Indeed it is. You can buy the same keyboard for literally the same price from AliExpress, and there you'd get a 15-25 day shipping time, incl. in price.
KevOW
This is murder. Yet corporations are still lifting prices. Let's hope these investigations go well. I would love to order new hardware at a more fair price.
PSA for those in Canada, this is 39.99 CAD *Shipped* on amazon.ca, prime eligible. Got mine there and really like it.
banana_bread
Yup I got mine on Amazon for $45usd and I waited 2 days to get it.. Not 3 months.
Gooms
> bought mine here > okay 75$ aint bad for an all white mech > couple days go by > check ship date because im excited >mother fucker doesnt ship until march > cancel order
PSA for everyone: any mx style switch will work with the Zhuque i.e. -Kaihl, Gateron, Outemu, Cherry, Zelios, Greetech, Razer, Mod etc.. some may be a tighter fit than others but they should all work (the board uses plate mount switches but PCB switches work as well if you clip off the plastic legs). Most of the other supposedly hot-swappable keyboards on Amazon use holtite sockets that generally will only work with the same brand of switches that are included (usually outemu) and often times they only work with a specific type of that brand’s switches. The Zhuque uses special pcb sockets that require a specific type of pcb board to work like these made by Kailh: https://www.novelkeys.xyz/product/kailh-pcb-sockets/ Also, the pcb uses SMD leds so not all switches will allow the light to come up through the keys but personally I think that can actually be advantage if you’re like me and think rainbow led boards are rather corny.. in that case you can block nearly all of the light coming through by using non-SMD compatible switches.. I’d much rather the LEDs all be one solid color or else pay more for full rgb..
This is a great starter mechanical keyboard especially if you want to try a bunch of different switch brands and switch types before committing to a specific switch on a more expensive keyboard.
Can you use kailh box burnt orange switches on these?
zweiarmer
yes
Does this work with kailh switches?
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It is a green with a weaker click After using it on a keyswitch tester it did not sound or feel bad at all it's a clicky switch that doesn't give you a headache
It's an MX Green with a softer and lower pitched click, much less rattle and a high rate of inconsistency
Somehow I dislike Rainbow RGB, If the LEDs are either RGB or white, this would be a great buy.
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nnnoo.....? the LEDs are in the board, and gateron and outemu are two completely different switch manufacturers
@subadanus sry for misinfo then :(
2 changes would make this board a lot more appealing: 1. Offer case color in Black, white, silver, or any other solid that isn't pink. 2. Move the branding to the bottom of the board.
Is the USB cable removable? (I thought the listing on Amazon indicates permanently attached cable but I might be mistaken)
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It has a lower tone of gold
Jino74
GMMK fills all those criteria
I just got this on Amazon a couple days after Christmas for $45 and I had to wait 2 days for shipping.. I don't get the point in Massdrop adding this with a shipment date of March 21st when you can pay a small amout more and get it in guarenteed in less than a week. Maybe if it was $25 of something.
My thoughts after getting the keybaord are as follows: the N button did not light up but all keys work and light up otherwise, and the white is more like a rose gold that you would find within a apple iphone. Overall i love it though and give it a solid 7-10, for the price it is about the best you can find unless your getting some crazy deal.
I went ahead and got the gateron green switches which are just a worse bersion of cherry mx clicks greens, but they still get the job done and my friend has one of these kaybaords and he loves it so I'm hoping this lives up to the hype now that I've bought it lol
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The gateron green is a attempt to replicate the cherry green clicky keys you would most commonly find in say a razer style keyboard, they don't last as long and are a bit more stuff than the cherry, I've tested both and that's what I personally have found and also what my friend believes to but to each is own and you gotta find the key that suit you best for your daily life 👍
Greens are more stiff and hard to fully push down, which is what geteron intended to do, i like them more cause it feels a little more satisfying to me after every stoke of a key
Can I use Zelios on this?
keyboardmagnet
Yeah, the type of board they use lets you easily switch in any MX switch. It really is the best kind of board for hotswapping and is what makes this board so good imo. Far superior to the typical hoplite option most boards are limited to.
Are key included ?
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ethanquix
Yes it comes with a set of Gateron Blue switches which are like standered cherry mx clicky
it really isn't that crazy, I much prefer the outemu blues over the cherry mx's. I'd say aside from greetech the cherry mx blues are the worst clicky switch.. they rattle and have a kind of mushy feel when the switch actuates/clicks. This video explains it better than anything: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7P-s671USg
I had already got mine through AliExpress. I got it for several reasons - Wanted to know, without spending a bucket full of money, if I was ready to jump into the entire mechanical keyboard thing. Yes I am ready. I bought it to see if I really wanted a TKL without spending a lot of money, I'm never going back to a full sized keyboard, my shoulder does not hurt after a prolonged session. I like the CIY concept - a lot. I wanted something back-lit so that I could be on the computer with no other lighting in the room. Jury is still out on that. I bought it to test out buying direct from China, you have heard the expression "Slow boat to China", the experience was sub-optimal at best. Its better to go through Massdrop - at least you know what month it is coming. Henceforth, I will spring for the express shipping for trans-Pacific purchases. I think I have already got my moneys worth out of the keyboard. After other orders for stuff come in, I plan to use it as a test platform for various experiments. Other miscellaneous comments, Solidly built, too bright with no adequate way to adjust the intensity. Well built case (but ugly in my opinion). Nice key-caps with an ugly font. Would I buy it again? Yes, but I need only one.
What's with MD's tendency to waaaaaaay overexpose their product photos?
justMANGO
This. The sushi set that dropped a while ago was really another good example. The colors were so off.
Some random pictures of this KB with the Outemu Black switches being replaced by Outemu Purple and the Cherry profile POM blanks being replaced by XDA profile PBT blanks.
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The Zhuque+ has a standard ANSI layout with a standard 6.25u space bar and 1.25u modifiers so basically any Cherry MX compatible set will do as long as it covers the TKL area. There are a few exceptions like some 60% only sets, but they are really rare and it should be obvious that they are missing the function keys and the navigation cluster.
Tai-Hao, Chinese XDA/DSA/OEM/Cherry, GMK base sets, Maxkey Sets usually come in a base set covering a full 104 ANSI layout keyboard. Some sets like the ones from SP might be more granular requiring either a 60% kit (for alphas + modifiers) and a TKL kit (for F keys, arrows, navigation, PrtScr/ScrollLock/Pause) like Dasher or kits like Miami Dolch (base, 60% modifiers, TKL required in this case).
c_r_z
thanks so much! really appreciate the detailed answer.
I paid 38.99 CDN for it on Amazon.ca and I love this board. I have since purchased Vortex Core, Vortex Race 3. This board was my intro to Mechanical keyboards and I have connected it to my PC on the side LEDs on breathing mode...
However, the point of my post is not to come here and brag about how I own other boards.. but to LAUGH MY ARSE OFF AT THE MSRP of 119.99 US listed on MassDrop.....
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Moeeed
I came here to say this. Totally disingenuous. The black switch board hasn't sold for more than $65 on Amazon. https://camelcamelcamel.com/Team-Wolf-Swappable-Mechanical-Keyboard-Black/product/B01BK01GX8
I've owned this board for a few months now and it's become my daily driver. It's currently sporting kailh pro purples and SA keycaps. I just today replaced the OEM stabilizers with cherry ones and what a difference it makes. The rattle has gone and the stabilised keys are now super smooth.
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hey are these what you bought?
https://mehkee.com/collections/switches-and-parts/products/cherry-stabilizers?variant=38592278927
i bought a set from switchtop and they dont work at all, they bind and lock up because they're touching the switch
subadanus
Yeah it turns out they aren't completely compatible with cherry stabs. I have binding issues on 2 keys. You can make it slightly better by swapping the metal bar with the original, the other solution if heard is to put the original housings on but replace the inner stab part with cherry. I think the tolerances are bad so they need fine tuning with a file.
Someone identified maker of blue switches they provided with keyboard? I am sure they are not outemu ones they have round hole over stem and delta looking symbol on lower left corner.
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Oppai.Buffs
I have those exact same switches on my keyboard too. I bought the keyboard from Amazon. It's funny because the 4 additional switches (for testing) that came with it, were authentic Outemu switches. If anyone knows why this is the case, please reply.
"Drop status: Group Buy Unsuccessful"
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can i get an update or any information as to why/whats going on?
Man, I really hope the prices stabilize back to 50 after a month. Alot of places have run out of stock and now we're left with $60 keyboards with subpar clone switches like the black, reds, and browns.
Huh, got this keyboard a month earlier on amazon, and well what can I say. Despite being a none rgb keyboard, IMO, it's one of the best TKL with swappable switch on the market, well this and the full size Glorious PCkeyboard. The only switches that I was able to tried with this keyboard are the outemu that came with it, and the gateron, this and the glorious keyboard are the only two that I could find with swappable switch function that fit gateron pins. This keyboard is on the lighter side with white keycaps, not PBT, but nice to type on. Other things are this does not have media key, just volumes, and it does not have rubberized feets. Also, maybe this is just me, but the stabilizer on the spacebar does not feel/sound flimsy like the k70 that I used to owned.
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Yes. I wouldn't be surprised if they were made in the same factory.
I've only ever seen this board retail for $40-55, yet Massdrop are claiming it has a MSRP of $120!? Sure.
Vosk
manufacturer's suggested retail price....
MisterToasty117
I'm well aware of what it stands for. Massdrop has a tendency to quote... ambitious... MSRPs. Even when the product is "manufactured by Massdrop".
Would be amazing if the lighting was real RGB... Really the only downside to a board this cheap
I'm almost tempted to buy this just to try and solder in RGB LEDs
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yea, its a pipe dream more than anything. Shame, because the case looks very nice
Twacrs
Yeah, I wonder if anyone ever considered building a replacement PCB with RGB LEDs and a microcontroller supported by one of the open-source keyboard firmwares. I guess by the time you order this keyboard, a $100-$200 PCB+uC+LEDs, and spent a year and a half desoldering and resoldering the solderless switch holders it wouldn't really be worth it anymore.
Massdrop has this item listed at a solid 49.99, whereas on amazon.ca, it is 45.99 Canadian, or a whopping $15 less.
Just a look out for my canadian people.
Of course, typed using the same keyboard :) - Ask me if you have any questions.
anishagnihotri
Just a quick question, does this include keycaps? I'm looking to but this for my niece that is trying to get into mechanical keyboards and she does not have a set of keycaps yet. Too bad I don't have a set that I can let her use. Thanks in advance, my fellow Canadian!
VenomousSquirrel
it comes with the white shine through key caps that are on it in the pictures
they're doubleshot but i don't know if they're ABS or PBT, they're surprisingly pretty good quality aside from the weird "gamer" font on them
Can you technically put any switches on this board which are plate mounted or are switches meant for SMD LEDs shaped differently somehow?
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Alright. I just want to be sure the led will shine through okay. Thanks !
BlueCrowned
Hah! I knew I was forgetting something! Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsHqA7E7_fk :D
Recieved the keyboard and I instantly love it. It is my first blue switched keyboard and I love the satisfying click. The shipping date was an estimated June 6, 2017 and it came on Cinco de Mayo, 2017. Great board, would have liked RGB color wave but its really bright and I have no complaints. The addition of no software RGB Layouts however is amazing. I Use the full brightness setting a lot but I made 3 extra profiles for Counter-Strike: GO, H1Z1 King of the Kill and Rocket League. My best keyboard I own because of the 3 things I wanted. TKL form factor, White color and Blue Switches. The addition of Rainbow lighting (yes it is rainbow because there are no effects that it can do) enticed me as well even though what I said in the parenthesis. Edit 1: Forgot to mention 1 of the very few things I dislike. I don't really like how the flip up feet don't have rubber pads on the ends.
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