The numpad itself, it absolutely what it needs to be. But if you're new to the hobby, then this will be abit of a hassel, at least if you're new to flashing and using QMK.
The link in the product description doesn't help at all. I had to do my own research to figure out how to do it correctly and download the correct hex files, ect.
I love both my Montex Pads. It compliments both of my gmmk pros very well. Keep up the great products Idobao. Thank you.
Great quality, love it so much! ^^
Its a great board! its really stiff with no real way to avoid it being stiff. had some trouble with tolerances with zealeos switches but i wouldnt reccommend using them now that i have anyways
Overall, it's pretty good. Tough to find many hot-swap number pads out there, and this one holds up as being a well built, highly customizable option at a decent price. It needs some mods, as the stabilizers needed lube and some extra love and the case ping is pretty noticeable. However after modding, it's really pretty good!
This Idobao num pad kit actually has separate, pre-lubed, screw-in stabilizers that are actually quite good compared to what it has pre-installed on the PCB. However, it doesn't come with washers. I had to re-lube everything anyway, so Idobao please don't send them pre-lubed, it's extra work to clean everything. The PCB slots for the 2u switches are too tight for some reason, and pulling the switches back out after testing ruined 2 of them... but it's still a good product overall.
I’ll update after I use it more
For anyone having a hard time with the stabs, it’s the PE foam. You need to cut away the pieces of the foam that are sitting on the stab wires. This should reduce the friction and allow them to pop back up.
I would give 4.5 if I could.
It feels great. Finish is great. Stabs are ok. Rgb is more than bright enough for me (I have it at about half because MY EYES). It is south facing rgb, so the legends aren't as bright as you'd expect from flagship keyboards. But if you like cherry profile keycaps then you will be happy. The extra 10 switches on the numpad I'd really nice and has been exactly what I've been wanting for years! I have backspace, tab, and space, it's so nice being able to use numpad and mouse at the same exact time. It makes filling paperwork and fillable fields an absolute dream.
If there was a North-facing rgb version (maybe with a silicone pour and brass plate) I would 100% recomend if it's in your budget. But until then it's a 4.5 stars.
Great build quality, everything worked great, my only complaint is the clip on stock stabs aren't great so I replaced them. I would say either include quality stabs, or save the money and don't include any stabs at all.
Stabs are hot garbage. Took me 2 hours to get the stabilized keys to pop back up after being pressed. Something was binding, or misaligned and required me to heavily modify the stabs to make them work. It's also near fucking impossible to remove the switches near the top, bottom, and the one stabilized side switch, because of the built-in plate, and the being so close to the walls of the case. I personally killed two switches trying to get them out after realizing i needed to mod the stabs. Once you get it all together and working it seems "fine". Not awful, but far from great either. Good fucking luck getting to that point though.
Add to this the fact that it took idobao an entire month (28 days) to actually ship my item even though it was listed as in stock. They "upgraded" my shipping to make up for the delay, and the shipper demanded an extra $20 when the package arrived.
Basically, the product itself is okay-ish maybe, but just dont fucking buy from these people.
I wrote a review on the ID80, but this works really well with the same kind of profile and I love being able to put it away when not using it.
It's good, just don't know how to turn off RGB
The stab from the 0 doesn’t move,,
comparing this with my other Mech KB, i will get the KB version as it feels good, sounds good.
Matches perfectly with my black gmmk pro keyboard. Was super excited when I came across this & had an RGB version as well. Works great & macros are cool