The MNT Reform has a serious issue with its battery system: no low voltage cutoff. That means it likes to kill battery cells.
The video covers the battery issue in more detail.
Here are some notes I had for a more detailed video on the Reform. I may or may not get around to doing it, but they’re here as a bonus for anyone who actually reads my blog posts.
- Replacable standard battery cells
- Fancy layout mechanical keyboard:
- I hit alt for space and up for right shift.
- Building the thing at all
Problem: No sound device. It was just missing.
Solution: There’s a custom script to enable the sound device and launch the volume control app - I found it in the Sway config file.
- Trackball is scratchy and requires inconsistent pressure.
- Speakers are kind of crap.
Problem: The battery controller has no low voltage cutoff. This thing destroys batteries.
Easy fix: Hardware power switch: Even when “off” the device draws down the batteries. It’d be useful to have an external switch that disconnects the batteries.
Correct fix: Actually have a low voltage cutoff.