Plum new 21-key white numpad 35g capacitive PBT cap

mech greenhand

22 May 2017, 16:23

As titled, newly released from plum..
Size : 132mm*89mm*35mm
Weight:248g
Cable:1.5m length
Costar stabilzier for modifier key;
Multi-colored Backlightings ( NOT RGB).
Fn+2/8= LED intensity change;
Fn+5=LED mode change;
Fn+4/6=LED frenquency change.
Full key programmable. With programming software on, press Fn+0 for 2s to enter pro. mode.
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drakche

22 May 2017, 16:46

Will there be a non-rgb version??

This looks quite nice, and would fit nicely with my Plum 87. :)

mech greenhand

22 May 2017, 16:48

For now, only this backlit version. press Fn+2 repeatedly to turn off the lighting.

OPIV

22 May 2017, 16:55

Totally going to order this, it looks perfect, been wanting a numpad to go with my Plum87. Fingers crossed for a Plum60 in the future :)

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drakche

22 May 2017, 17:07

OPIV wrote: Totally going to order this, it looks perfect, been wanting a numpad to go with my Plum87. Fingers crossed for a Plum60 in the future :)

I would like a plum 84 with a fixed bottom row better IMHO.
Using a regular 6.25 spacebar. :)

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fruitalgorithm

22 May 2017, 17:28

One thing that's pretty terrible about all Plum keyboards is the instruction manual. I have a Plum Nano 75 and Plum 84.

There are places like here in product descriptions where there are parts of it copy and pasted. But that's always incomplete. Then there's the official manual, which is hard to find. It's never included in the box. The official manual's English is terrible and it's incomplete and even incorrect in some places.

So in the end you have to try to understand the bad English and then fill in the gaps with random forum posts and product descriptions on aliexpress.

How are these additional springs even supposed to be used?

mech greenhand

22 May 2017, 17:57

Take off the keycap ,put on the spring on the keys you want to strengthen , and then put back the keycap.

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zslane

22 May 2017, 18:39

I'll wait for the 45g version.

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drakche

22 May 2017, 19:58

Hmmmm i have a leftover from the tkl dome swap. I figure it perfectly fits this...

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drakche

22 May 2017, 19:59

What's the pricing like???

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zslane

22 May 2017, 21:16

drakche wrote: Hmmmm i have a leftover from the tkl dome swap. I figure it perfectly fits this...
Oh, interesting point! You're right, it probably would fit. I'll have a leftover numpad piece from a TKL dome swap as well...

Thanks for thinking of that! :!:

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drakche

22 May 2017, 21:25

No probs man! We're all here to share ideas. :)

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slyker

22 May 2017, 23:52

Why are all Plum products predominately 35g? Is everyone in China so malnourished that they can barely type?

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fruitalgorithm

22 May 2017, 23:56

It's just the Plum brand that's more targeted towards gamers. The same OEM also makes the ABKO Hacker and CH7 Happy Typist, which are 45g and 55g.

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zslane

23 May 2017, 00:53

I thought I read somewhere that the Plum designer makes them so they are suitable for his kids. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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zslane

24 May 2017, 19:22

When will the be available for ordering?

codemonkeymike

25 May 2017, 16:03

zslane wrote: I thought I read somewhere that the Plum designer makes them so they are suitable for his kids. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Gotta give em some 55g domes or their fingers will atrophy, I mean kids don't play sports anymore so they gotta get exercise somewhere.

mech greenhand

26 May 2017, 14:25

zslane wrote: When will the be available for ordering?
It is alaready in my shop on aliexpress.

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Phenix
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26 May 2017, 14:55

are there plans for a all 1u numpad? would fit better as a macropad..

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XMIT
[ XMIT ]

26 May 2017, 19:09

I'll take one! I'll paint it black, swap out the domes to 55g, and put the rest of my MAXKEY SA set on there. Perfect!

mech greenhand, can you please source some MAXKEY spherical caps and put them on your store, especially the "Portland" ones, or the white-on-black ones? Lots of folks here have purchased from you before and would purchase from you again!

For anyone else not familiar, mech greenhand's store is "EZ MANDARIN SHOPPERS". https://www.aliexpress.com/store/818123

mech greenhand

16 Aug 2017, 18:47

Thanks for reminding of my shop... Just to bump it up in case anyone may be after one like this.
Now both 45g and 35g models are available.
Discounts offered to DT family members .
PM me if interested

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zslane

16 Aug 2017, 19:11

Why is the store in French?

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Laser
emacs -nw

17 Aug 2017, 01:03

zslane wrote: Why is the store in French?
The site should have a link somewhere to go back to the English version - if you happen to click on a link for a French, German etc. version of the site, it gets stuck at that language until you do the bit I started this phrase with :D

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zslane

17 Aug 2017, 02:17

Laser wrote:
zslane wrote: Why is the store in French?
The site should have a link somewhere to go back to the English version...
Yeah, but I can't find one. Let me know if you do.

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emacs -nw

17 Aug 2017, 11:01

It should look like this:

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If not, your automatic translator kicked in, in a French way :)

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Menuhin

17 Aug 2017, 11:42

slyker wrote: Why are all Plum products predominately 35g? Is everyone in China so malnourished that they can barely type?
+1

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cookie

17 Aug 2017, 15:18

Those domes are crap.

mech greenhand

17 Aug 2017, 15:40

Menuhin wrote:
slyker wrote: Why are all Plum products predominately 35g? Is everyone in China so malnourished that they can barely type?
+1
:o :o , believe it or not, the owner of Plum have done a lot tests on different weight keyboards and finally he decides to go mainly with 35g. The purpose is to protect finger joints in the long term, especially for those who uses keyboards a lot... Maybe this is sth we can barely feel in short time... To make keyboard with 55g is not a technical problem. RK RC930 55g was made by plum for RK.. This is just a choice for the purpose of goodwill.

mech greenhand

17 Aug 2017, 15:43

Still he made some 45g versions as a add-on solution.

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zslane

17 Aug 2017, 19:05

35g feels completely linear to me, eliminating the whole point of a tactile rubber dome design. 55g produces just a little more resistance than I like. 45g is just right, and best of all, it feels more like a Topre keyboard (to me) than the others.

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