Do they have different options for the case this time? I don't see it anywhere.
Just the option for classic vs. full-hand (w/ palm rests), both in acrylic only. I reckon if you preferred to 3D print the alternative case
or roll your own, you could contact Massdrop to omit the acrylic case from your kit for a discount ($~80 off, IIRC?). The aluminum cases were a debacle in round 1, major issues with fit and finish, and the supplier misestimated the production cost and quoted double to rerun them, so they won't be offered again.
Wait, is $274 the current price or the original price?
If it goes past 55% off, I might get one.
$274 is the original and still-current price at the current buy-in volume. Notice there's a timeline showing what discounts kick in at various buy-in milestones. You can also "Commit to join at $199.00" only if we reach the minimum 100 buy-ins required for that price.
for ****s sake massdrop, let me view the ****ing page without having to make a damn account
That's just inherent to how Massdrop has to operate as a "buyer club", so they don't get treated as a regular retailer for tax purposes. I think you can at least view the Assembly instructions without a login:https://www.massdrop.com/ext/ergodox/assembly