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Varmilo VA68M RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Varmilo VA68M RGB Mechanical Keyboard

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You know it's actually pretty ridiculous that this happened. I contacted a Varmilo rep months ago and they showed skepticism that Massdrop would be able to supply this item given that they did not have any aluminum cases of the shown color.
Is it really the case that Massdrop didn't even bother to contact Varmilo directly until now, when the drop was supposed to ship? If I could get the information as just a customer contacting Varmilo via email, surely Massdrop could have done more to ensure a successful drop.
Part of the reason I got on this drop is because of how hard it is to procure a va68m in a nice color and with switch options. I guess I should have trusted the rep and found a different source for my keyboard.
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xthechar
I sent in a few support tickets to try to get MD to rectify the situation but I guess they have just decided to ignore me and continue being a garbage company.
Snypler
I think I'm just gonna get a tada68 with Zealios from kbdfans.
I didn't want a refund. I would have waited longer. I finally was able to buy this keyboard. Feeling very let down and hoping this will become available again soon.
Mass drop just cancelled my order because it's on "backorder." Thanks for making me wait over two months for nothing. Don't think I'll ever purchase anything from Massdrop or Varmilo ever again.
Snypler
The most annoying part is there were plenty of other boards I wanted available in drops but opted not to buy them because of this purchase
Snypler
I'm pretty sure it's Massdrop's fault and not Varmilo's. I was told by a Varmilo rep the following:
"There is something wrong in Massdrop website. Because Varmilo as the manufacturer doesn't have any case for 60% keyboard. We don't think they have some."
I assumed there was something Massdrop knew that the rep (and I) didn't, or else of *course* they wouldn't run a drop for a product that doesn't exist... right?
Wrong
Hey guys. I'm wondering how the shipping is for keyboards on massdrop. Would it ship early or late or what? Not expecting it soon, just wondering.
xhex88
Apparently they don't ship at all.
Does anyone have any experience/advice on how feasible it would be to program some media keys on this board? Varmilo offer an V87M Model (example https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1666) that has dedicated keys on the function row. But the compact design of the 68M really appeals to me. Anyone know it would be possible to program media keys on a 68M? I've already seen the instructions linked previous below but couldn't see anything relevant. Thanks in advance!
Has anyone confirmed if this is a v1 or v2. Basically, is the case anodized aluminum or painted?
Also in the manual I see instructions for changing the backlight mode from breathing to "fix brightness" is this also how you change the backlight color pattern? I want to be able to set it to a fixed, plain white backlight or solid color backlight. Is that possible with this keyboard and if so, how?
xthechar
Ok, I see the directions for the color settings in the manual. Still curious about the anodized vs painted case.
I purchased like 3 months ago a VA88M Greenery 2 and he is awsome. If you're curious about that brand hell yeah go for it such a great keyboard. I just won't purchase it because i already have a varmilo keyboard + it has almost the same layout that the FC660C has that i want to purchase. And btw if you want an ISO, email varmilo and they can build you an ISO keyboard for no extra cost like they did for me, but you won't get the discount from massdrop in this case o/ HF guys ~
Does this keyboard have switches to change the keys? e.g. caps lock -> control control -> function alt -> super (and vice versa) and so on?
TiagoS
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/458gp6/guide_for_anyone_who_has_a_varmilo_va68m_here_is/
Does not seem like it has dip switches, but you can change some parts of it
this is my first mechanical keyboard and I do not know how to solder. Do we need to build it by ourselves?
Varmilo
no
I bought this keyboard during the last drop, it looks and feels pretty fookin great. However, if you're purchasing this expecting the RGB leds to be completely dazzling, you might wanna look elsewhere. The backlighting is not very strong compared to some other keyboards I own (Pok3r RGB, K-Type, Whitefox). With that said, the keeb is overall amazing. The stabilizers are especially incredible. They don't rattle at all..
I just bought a different board that has a split spacebar. If this had a split spacebar I would have jumped on this ages ago. this is hands down the most beautiful keeb for me. Not sure why but I'm always drawn to the aesthetics of this.
squ1sh
Z70 Pro?
I've got a non RGB Varmilo VA68m that I'll let go for $130 (bought it for $165). Perfect condition, Cherry Reds, all gray colorway. I want the new Vortex Vibe :D
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Address didn’t work my man
jdamour
Im an idiot. It's a Gmail domain sorry use @gmail
I bought this board a few months ago for $229, worth every penny. You'll love it!
keep the same lentgh, replace page up page down by home and end, and add F keys at the top, and add switch options (this isn't hot swappable switch compliant right ?) And you'll probably have the best mechanical keyboard ever made.
if only this was a TKL with black switches
why they do not offer an option for Cherry MX Silent Red(pink)?
I wanted to add some Varmilo VA68M love. I got my first VA68M from Massdrop and I think it's an awesome board. It's heavy for a 65%, but not too heavy to move or carry. One of my favorite qualities of this board is when I bottom out the keys, this board stays 'quiet'. I'm not sure how to explain. When I type on other boards, there might be a slight echo or ringing after hitting a key, but this board almost deadens the keystroke. It's a quality I notice with my other Varmilo VA87 board too.
The only minor complaint I have is that my board has a 'Pg Up' LED that stays lit whether the LEDs are on or not. It indicates whether the number row acts as numbers or function keys. You can toggle this, so if you set it as function keys, the 'Pg Dn' LED will be on instead. It's not a huge deal, but I would've preferred another way to indicate this instead of having an LED on all the time, maybe just flash the LED when you toggle.
Anyway, I've had the board for a few months now and it's one of my favorites. It's a great board. Here's my VA68M, Cherry MX Brown switches, white LEDs, and XDA Godspeed keycaps (also from Massdrop).
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Thanks and the same to you! Your backlit board pic looks great. Sorry you need to part with your board, but I'm sure there will be newer and better endgame boards in your future.
Tom_Jr
Thanks! I've got a VA87M in the wings as a less expensive and just as functional option but it's going to be painful to sell this, especially since I just got the matching Novelkeys deskpad yesterday. Besides, I'm quite fond of Topre anyway and would likely end up getting the itch to have another one with or without this.
I don't get it. Just one add one more key length to the left and you can have a nice standard navigation cluster. Home and End are very useful keys. Yes, they are present here, but with Fn function. If I would want to use navigation keys with a modifier I would just use a 60 percent keyboard. And if I'm gonna use a bigger keyboard than a 60%, then I want all of the navigation cluster without any modifiers to use them. This drop seemed interesting for a moment. I'm looking for a nice TKL kit with Aluminium case for my Matt3o dev/tty keycaps and the more I look KBDfans TKL kit seem more and more the best choice: https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/collections/diy-kit/products/gbkbdfans-8x-mechanical-keyboard-kit
Is the case annodized or painted?
There's no interesting switch choices and mechanicalkeyboards.com has been selling this board for months at a lower price.
dr0verride
Yes, they have them for $200 - $230. So no, they aren't cheaper.
ckuwnje
I stand corrected. This one has rgb lights instead of the white lights on the version I was referencing and technically this exact one isnt available on that site.
180$ ?!? Even though my local Ducky supplier haven't confirm the pricing but, the estimated price of this Panda Ducky + Varmilo 68 is only about 150$....and I don't have to pay shipping since it's local....what's is this ludacris price.....
EDIT : For the RGB it's true this isn't RGB. But I never bother with RGB....why you want RGB when you're an actual MKB Enthusiast which you be spending over 150 - 200$ on expensive keycaps which looks 10X better. Better save the money on those hipster LED and spend on keycaps that's actually worth while and can be swap to another board. But I didn't know it was an Aluminum case...that's really a deal breaker then and I guess the price differences. Since the Panda is Plastic I doubt I will get it either. Well here's hoping I'm able to find another great MKB...

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Yeah I didn't notice the Panda was a Plastic...that's a real deal breaker for me...
I will need to pay shipment though total add up maybe more than what's sold here...and when comes to Warranty it may be none existence if I were to order online. Or rather be costly to ship it back...
Well isn't this exciting, just got the notice that it has shipped early!
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what a pretty kitty too :D british shorthair?
dolljoints
Yes he is!
Got this keyboard and I absolutely love it. There is just one thing a noticed a couple days ago: when typing 2 keys really quickly, they are recorded but the order is changed. For example I type "2"-"1" and see that the input recorded "1"-"2". It's not that inconvenient as the keys has to be presses really quickly but it is quite simple to replicate if you want to and never saw this behavior with any of my previous keyboards. Did someone experienced this as well ?
aka_orioN
Hey how much was this when it dropped on Massdrop?
JediPacman
It was 179$.
no mx-red silent?
This is literally my dream keyboard, too bad it's so god damn expensive, I was almost tempted to start a go fund me, or a petition for Massdrop to extend the drop until payday.
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AndrewRobs
if you miss the drop, I've bought like 5 varmilos from this one seller in China i met via amazon, I think it would honestly be a little cheaper than Massdrop too with more options. They use DHL so they all got here from china within like a week and a half. Feel free to shoot them an email ray@benemate.com, or Ray_liu1 on skype. Tell them John S. sent you.
AndrewRobs
Don't live with regret. Buy it.
If only there was an option for the full set of oem Varmilo dark grey keycaps.
MilkMaidBrigade
Here you go :)
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1874
There's only two sets left as of posting this though.
How much was the non LED model dropped here?
Available in ISO format?
Ive got an all gray Varmilo 68 with white backlight for $100. Cherry Reds, barely been used. Comes in box with all accessories.
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Yup
***Selling because missing key****
Jk. This is a good offer.
I've got one of these, black case, green backlight, cherry whites, green sideprint keys, I'll let go for 150. Amazing board, especially with the GMK Terminal keycaps on it.
Lucero
Does that include the terminal keycaps? Can you post a pic?
sonofnotredame
Add 100$ and I’ll toss in the key set
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