What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Koolertron One Handed Programmable Mechanical Keyboard with OEM Gateron Red Switch,All 48 Programmable Keys Tools Keypad,8 Macro Keys, PBT Keycaps.[SMKD72-A]?

A total of 22 reviews of this product on Reddit.

4 points


8th May 2019

Looks like Foxx has expanded his line a bit! I haven’t seen these posted yet, so my apologies if everyone is sick and tired of gear photos.

The UFC is a Koolertron Single-Handed Programmable Mechanical Keyboard – $70 on Amazon in USA. I had some spare keycaps and printer the text on a sheet of sticker paper.

Hotas = VKB Gunfighter Pro + TMW grip and the TMW Throttle. MCG Pro should be here Friday too. I guess it is upgrade week for me…

Everything else should look familiar.

4 points


23rd Feb 2020

Its only custom in the sense that i designed stickers to indicate the shortcuts. Its an old macro half-keyboard that came with a drawing tablet i bought about 5 years ago for an extra $45. Not sure who makes it. Goes by many names. Its being held up by an old wiiU game pad stand lol.

Just recently found the software for it, so I created stickers in illustrator set the macros for shortcuts in my adobe programs. The software is no iCUE, but it gets the job done fairly well.

You can find this model on ebay for around $60 nowadays. Here it is rebranded on amazon if you want a closer look. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076LRJ528/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mJCuEb4GBFKRZ

1 point


9th Aug 2021

I use a programmable keypad. It has taller and shorter keycaps you can arrange to have instant tactile feedback so you don’t have to look. It will do any keys or key combos or even macros (a sequence of keys on one press). https://www.amazon.com/Koolertron-Single-Handed-Programmable-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B076LRJ528/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=koolertron&qid=1628535112&sr=8-4

1 point


14th Feb 2021

Koolertron Single-Handed Programmable Mechanical Keyboard with OEM Gateron Red Switch,All 48 Programmable Keys Tools Keypad,8 Macro Keys, PBT Keycaps.[SMKD72-A] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076LRJ528/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_85PS51FK17G1V4HCQ46N?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

1 point


10th Jan 2021

I’ve always played with ring, middle, and pointer on QWE. My pointer finger reaches for R, D, and F.

I used to use CTRL to level things up, but now I use a side mouse button for that instead.

When I switched to ADC in early S8, I started to do a lot with my thumb. I had attack+move on the spacebar, but I wanted more options. Eventually I spilled soda on my laptop keyboard while writing a reddit post (it still works, but even after many cleanings its too slow for some games now). I didn’t have room to add a full keyboard when I played and I ended up using this as like a half-size keyboard that lives next to my laptop:


I’m hooked now and I can’t go back. Not only is the orthogonal layout better for me, but I have extra keys in all directions. Most importantly, my thumb now presses three different keys (attack-move, stop, and snap vision to myself). My pinky has a bunch of extra keys on the left of it (I mostly use those for jumping my vision to allies). Bonus that I have more extra buttons I use for emotes, dancing, etc.

Everyone finds different things that are better for them. If you watch pros play, they have different configurations. One pro player (I forget who) that I saw at the beginning of last year plays with this keyboard almost sideways =D

1 point


24th Dec 2020

Any programmable split keyboard is a one-handed keyboard. Here’s a $90 mechanical one.

Moreover, with software remapping (which is $0 in materials and <1 day of a single programmer’s time), any small keyboard is a one-handed keyboard. I’ve seen some nice semi-radial Wolfire ones for $5 in Russia.

What is expensive, is turn-key, certified solutions like subj and Maltron, bought primarily by corporations who have to provide a blablabla working environment and $500 is pocket change for them. This is what defines the retail price of the horrible $10 subj keyboard.

1 point


8th Sep 2020

Where can I buy a space bar like that? I am completely now to this stuff. I just need a black one for my macro pad that I use for my graphic design workflow. It’s a SMKD72-A macro keyboard from Koolertron.

I need it to cover two MX style keys. All the keys on my board are R3 height(I think) so I would like the space bar also to match.Koolertron Single-Handed Programmable Mechanical Keyboard with OEM Gateron Red Switch,All 48 Programmable Keys Tools Keypad,8 Macro Keys, PBT Keycaps.[SMKD72-A]

That is what I use that is half of a Nyquist if you don’t want to build it yourself search mechmarket for build services. You will need to install QMK. So you can build and install the firmware. There are also pre-built programmable game pads on Amazon.

2 points


14th Sep 2020

I reinstalled Windows recently and forgot to back up the software for the Koolertron SMKD72-A keyboard I have:


However, I can’t seem to find the link to redownload the software ANYWHERE. The link was in the manual, which is long gone. I can’t even find an online copy of the manual.

Does anyone know where to get the software?

1 point


17th Sep 2021

Pre-existing conditions of arms, hand, and fingers: Forward head posture (tech neck), sore neck and shoulder. Basically the usual

Previous/current keyboards: Standard keyboard. The 20 dollar best buy kind.

Layout/form in mind: I am looking for a one handed keyboard. It would have access to all letters, numbers, ctrl, alt, delete, backspace, tab, caps lock, shift, period, comma, slash, percent, colon, dash, arrow keys, and enter. It can be programable or pre bot. I recognize I might have to get used to an atypical layout to make it work. If there was something like I hold down a mouse button programmed to be shit and my keyboard keys have double functions that would also be acceptable. Minimum would need to be 40 keys even if they have double function. Otherwise 54.

Use case: office work — AutoCAD Civil 3D for my multi-hour sessions. That is it.

Budget/location: Canada, prefer under $150 but if it is good enough or my price range is way off I will go as much as needed.

Currently I am looking at this

In a perfect world I would love to get one of those Maltron keyboards but they are outside my price range.

I’m pretty new to the world of fancy keyboards and such. I have been trying to educate myself on this but it is had to figure out unknown unknowns. If you guys think there might be something adjacent to what I am suggesting that would meet my needs I am acceptable to any suggestions.

1 point


17th Sep 2021

Those are actually the only two parts, unless you count the cable (keyboard has USB mini-B connections). [Here](amazon.com/dp/B076LRJ528/) is a link to the keyboard I used. I got the keycaps from here, although I ordered them directly via email to avoid paying for a full 104-key set when I only needed 48 keys. You can download WASD’s template file here, which can be edited in Inkscape to add your own custom legends. You will want to lay out your legends carefully on the template, since keycaps are shaped differently in each row. Here is how I did it. Also make sure to avoid the locations of the F and J keys since they will have a raised ridge molded into the keycap.

1 point


5th Dec 2020


Right-handed person but I saw your post and I wanted to add that there are tons of ways to configure your settings. Do what you think will feel right for you long-term.

I personally play with a normal right-handed mouse + an orthogonal keypad. It started because I spilled soda on my laptop keyboard while writing a post for this sub (and now the keyboard is too slow and inconsistent to use for gaming), but then I fell in love with the keypad. Here’s a link, not as a ‘buy this now’ recommendation, but rather so you can get a sense of what I’m talking about:


I’ve twice made major configuration switches in my setup (the most recent was switching from keyboard to that keypad). Both times were similar in that I lost a lot of capability for about 10 games and didn’t fully recover for about 50. In the end I was very happy though =D

The first time I switched what my mouse buttons did with some keyboard functions and added a foot pedal like this one: https://www.amazon.com/OLLGEN-Single-Control-Action-Keyboard/dp/B07WVTP5PS/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-drs1_0?cv_ct_cx=usb+pedal&amp;dchild=1&amp;keywords=usb+pedal&amp;pd_rd_i=B07WVTP5PS&amp;pd_rd_r=41924072-7e62-438b-9edc-a5ab95561b00&amp;pd_rd_w=tI6C…

All that to say: think about what configuration will best support you personally and don’t be afraid to go for it =)

1 point


13th Aug 2020

I have ulner side wrist issues. I went and picked up the Logitech MX Vertical mouse. It has made using a mouse far better than it was prior. Makes it so I don’t move my wrist as much as I had with a regular type mouse. Not for everyone, but it sure worked in my situation.

For my keys, I use a Logitech G13 along with a Koolertron keypad. My wrist issues are still around, but they are far less painful than before I got the MX Vertical mouse.

1 point


2nd Sep 2019

I’m trying to avoid buying an expensive control desk for theatre lighting control.

I found this as a partial solution:


I was thinking I could get one of these as a “cue go” button:


(and a 2×1 above it for a “back”button)

I’m not a mech keyboard enthusiast – Is there any obvious problems I should be watching out for? Any reason that won’t work etc? Product recommendations? Thoughts in general?

(Is it against the rules to ask if anyone has old / unwanted / non-matching caps they don’t want?)

I’m in NZ but can get stuff redirected from the US (eventually). Looking to spend as little as possible obvs.

TL;DR: I want to buy a programmable keyboard to control theatre lighting software – any pitfalls / traps to avoid?

1 point


9th May 2019
1 point


27th Feb 2019

Windows is built in with Speech Recognition. I haven’t messed with it, but I’m sure it works OK.

Also, you could get a gaming keyboard like a Logitech G13 with macro programmable buttons and fix up what ever you like.

I looked into programmable ‘decks’ a while back, found this.

I just found this and am not sure if I’m horrified or impressed.

1 point


21st Feb 2019

Hmmm that’s weird. I have this one, which has a mini-b port, and I use it with my 2017 MB12r, which also only has USB-C (and just one port! thanks, apple!). I’ve plugged the keypad directly into the MB using a USB-C to mini-B cable, and I’ve also plugged the keypad into a USB hub (via the cable that came with the keypad – USB-A to mini-B), with the hub plugged into one of these.

Maybe contact the seller? Koolertron is pretty responsive. I contacted them about the Fn1/Fn2 functionality not working under MacOS and they confirmed after a couple days.


1 point


7th Sep 2018

I just got one of these for this exact purpose: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076LRJ528/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_CzWKBbVN570QQ

This one looks like a good option with Bluetooth: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CQG7DLR/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_jyWKBbEE4Y567

That said, you don’t necessarily need a programmable keypad, since Clip Studio allows you to customize every keyboard shortcut. You could potentially get any bluetooth keypad.

0 points


4th Jan 2019

Here’s the one I got. Note they have different versions with different switches, etc.:


Here’s another one of theirs with backlighting if you don’t want to program: