Hot Swappable Keyboard

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by jerjergege, Jul 12, 2018.

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Would you buy a Hot Swappable Chroma Keyboard?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Maybe

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  1. jerjergege

    jerjergege New Member

    I have many keyboards:
    Black Widow 2013 Cherry MX Blues - Modded removable mini USB Cable.
    Black Widow Chroma X Razer Greens - Modded removable USB C Cable.
    65% Massdrop Laser ALT on preorder with Kailh Box Whites Hot Swappable
    75% KBD75 PCB with XD84 Bent Steel Case with Kailh Box Royals and Navies Hot Swappable
    40% GNAPkins with switches from a mechanical switch tester kit.

    My recent project was the hot swappable KBD75.
    https://imgur.com/a/hkAapxY

    After using many, I really love and enjoy the feeling of kailh box switches.

    With a hot swappable PCB, anyone would be able to easily swap mechanical switches to their desired choice.

    What I miss about not having razer boards is the Chroma integration with games and philips hue.

    I would love to see a Hot Swappable Razer Chroma Keyboard in the near future, I would drop my money instantly on it.

    https://kbdfans.cn/collections/keyboard-part/products/mechanical-keyboard-switches-kailh-pcb-socket
    Razer has worked with kailh before, please work with them again.
    They have innovated a lot in the past couple of years with their new click bar box switches and tactile box switches.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
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  2. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    Can you link me to the mod you did for the Black Widow Chroma X. Would love to have a removable USB C cable for it as well.
     
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  3. jerjergege

    jerjergege New Member

    I didn't document my procedure however it is very very easy.

    Below is a link to it, it's on one of my other posts.

    1. You need a USB C female to USB A male.
    2. Open up keyboard.
    3. Cut the cable.
    4. Solder the 4 wires to the corresponding pins on the USB male.
    5. Cut out a hole big enough for the female USB C to sit in.

    I can take more photos later if you want.

    https://d20ipr4qxgu6wk.cloudfront.n...YzH-gu6J-g__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAI5NW5F5ACBP2O7QQ
     
  4. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    Wow, that almost looks OEM. I am used to soldering and reconnecting things but I wont try this on my current keyboard for the fear of losing warranty. Definitely trying this once my warranty runs out.
     
  5. elinarobin

    elinarobin New Member

    Would you buy a Hot Swappable Chroma Keyboard?
     
  6. jerjergege

    jerjergege New Member

    Hell yes!
     
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