This pos board is fault. This is the 2nd one i’ve gotten of this brand- and its trash.
The keyboard itself is well assembled and okay to use ergonomically. Screens and encoders are nice.
A minor problem is that keypresses don't seem to reliably register. Regardless of the switch (I tired several) some keys just sometimes don't register on the first keypress, which makes for a bad typing experience.
The major problem is the software. It works, but very clunky, unintuitive and missing some features (like auto-shift). mod/key I tried to set up for shift/enter has too large of a delay to be usable. The software only works on Windows, couldn't make work with Wine on Linux, but worked with VirtualBox. There is no documentation.
I'm really hoping that through some firmware and software updates, this product becomes better. For now can't recommend it as a daily driver.
I am sending an email to support, but getting nothing in return so far. Reading these reviews, I am not hopeful for the future
As many others have pointed out, this company is not fit to be operating. My parcel was "delivered" while I was out and the courier company took a photo of the item being left on the doorstep. When I returned home, it wasn't there. As the sender, they are responsible for sorting this out, but after responding to my initial email saying they couldn't help, they've completely ghosted me. So I have no product, and they have my money. Absolute scammers.
All the negative reviews are true. It’s a new keyboard as a shot trying from a no build experience small company in shenzhen China.
I joined the discord for months, saw the issues are
1 zero supports, after you bought it, it’s done, all customers requests were ignored
2 a brunch of bugs and hardware issues and the key modification software are customized not open source.
3 black cares can have white solour defects.
The other reviews state you can't program the keyboard with Via, but you can. Via and the .json file are included on a usb stick, and it works effortlessly. My main concern is the volume button, that is awkwardly placed and often hinders typing. For the rest I have no problems.
Site doesn't let me update my first review so here's another. Keyboard had connection issues where keys wouldn't register or they would register multiple times (as if the key was held). Out of the blue Kickstarter notifies us about a firmware update addressing this issue so I perform the update. Followed instructions to the letter and it actually fixed that issue.... EXCEPT!!! Now another issue was brought on by this firmware update!!!! The left side led screen is not working like it's supposed to. By default that screen showed (from top to bottom) battery percentage, num lock indicator, caps lock indicator and active layer. After the update it displays battery percentage and "Split 54", matching what the right led displayed. Unfortunately the software does not have any settings or options for the led so nothing we can do except pray and hope they fix it properly the next time, if there even is one. To keep true to their theme of terrible customer service, Keeb Monkey has ignored any and every form of contact and so here I am in hopes that they see this and maybe do something to help their clients.
The board itself is a fun little build. It does what its supposed to as a wired numpad most of the time. Occasionally it will stop functioning properly, and it's quite annoying. On top of that, the software to reprogram it is entirely in Chinese, and is barely functional as well.
Before I got my hands on the Megalodon Display Macro Pad, I thought my desk setup was at its peak. Boy, was I wrong!
As a colossal weeb who has an insatiable passion for anime figures, this macro pad took my love for action figures to new heights. Imagine my surprise when I discovered a device that not only enhances my workflow but also turns my desk into an exhibit for my cherished figures.
The 5.6 cm diameter soft-light display platform is nothing short of genius. Each time I placed one of my beloved anime figures on top, it felt like I was giving them the stage they truly deserved. The gentle light emanating from the platform truly made my figures the pièce de résistance of my workspace. It's like having a spotlight on my favorite characters, reminding me of the countless hours spent immersing myself in their stories.
Some might say my enthusiasm for anime and the lengths I go to showcase my figures borders on clinical insanity, but if that's the case, the Megalodon Display Macro Pad is the perfect kind of crazy I've been looking for.
Why would anyone settle for just placing their figures on a shelf when they can give them the red-carpet treatment on top of this macro pad? It’s not just a device; it's an experience. So, fellow enthusiasts, if you have a cherished action figure collecting dust somewhere, it's time to make it shine. Place it atop the Megalodon, and let the world see your passion in all its illuminated glory.
The material has stain, keyboard can’t be configured on Mac.
Don't buy unless a software update is out. Or it is opensourced. A trainee in the first year would make better software
I backed this keyboard on Kickstarter as it seemed intriguing. It is pretty much as advertised and the build quality is great, except that one of the switches came broken and I have had to replace it myself. Also the batteries seems to hold different amounts of charge (one exhausts quickers than the other). Finally the lack of manual to help with the cryptic key remapping software is frustrating, as it's not particularly intuitive to use.
LUV it. I got a black one for my husband and I got the orange tabby version. There heavy and look cute on the keyboard!
Good hardware, awful firmware and software support
I've been waiting for a month now, but haven't seen any sign of the keyboard. I've also asked the site questions regarding key caps packs and their compatibility with the TWS Keyboard. I'm under the impression that I should have ordered the keychron brand split keyboard instead, as they are trustworthy.
The numpad is neat and the touch pad is cool, but two of the switch sockets don't work.
the remapping software is horrible (pictured below), its only in Chinese and doesn't have even let you remap
The board arrived partially disassembled. I put it back together and found that 14 keys didn't work! After I replaced all the switches, all the keys worked normally. Very disappointed.
The key cap quality is mediocre. The plate is slightly irregular. The software isn't where the manual states, and it barely works. One small, pleasant surprise is that the knobs work out of the box under Linux!
The board itself is interesting, and after repairs, works. I'm hopeful that the software for updating the key mapping will improve, and the rough start will fade into memory. It's an interesting product that needs a LOT of improvement in quality control.
I came from kick starter when ordering this product.
I first reached out to Keebmonkey after receiving the keyboard on August 27th, 2023 with the intent to request a replacement due to the keyboard coming in with corrosion on the motherboard. I sent an email with my order number to start the process. The next day on the 28th I got an email back with the request for pictures. I had sent multiple of the locations the corrosion was present. This corrosion has stopped the wireless functionality of the keyboard. After sending an email on the 29th requesting a follow up as of August 31th I have received further communications from KeebMonkey thus I am writing this review. I have also sat with the chat function open for at least an hour and gotten no response before sending in these email. I will be attaching photos of the corrosion.
I am very disappoint in the lack of response from the company.
The keyboard is well built and everything has good quality (plate, PCB, keycaps, knobs, and so on). But some of the things that bothered me were:
- keys weren't working on the left side. I had to put some foam inside the plate to make an extra support for the switches
- terrible support. skkeys website has all links wrong, their support emails don't exist, keebmonkey also failed on after-sales
- proprietary software with inexistent guides. you have to download it and figure out what and how to do anything
- the plate came with a sort of "mold". i had to clean it with mineral oil. now it looks perfect
- sometimes i face ghosting on some keys. unexpected behavior considering this keeb has a 2.4 dongle and i use it 1m away from my computer
my luck was another comment saying people were helping on the discord, where we all suffer from the same issues.
overall, it's a good keyboard. let's see how they'll handle after-sales and future support for the keyboard (firmware updates, software updates, manuals...)
It is a really good keeb overall. Had no connection problems so far! The only 2 things that were not good were: 1 - around 15 switches were not working at all ( had to replaced'em with my own). 2 - the software for customization is kinda hard to get, still trying to make things right for me.
arrived late and has been almost flawless since, only problem is BT1 wouldn't connect to my pc so I had to use BT2, Otherwise I love it!
This is an interior or fidget.
It feels very nice to the touch, but I can't type keys properly.
Also, the support team never contacted me when I complained about it.
I highly recommend it to people who like hand spinners and don't want a keyboard.
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