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Drop ALT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
$140

Drop ALT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

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Amazing keyboard
Keyboard is hefty and feels very sturdy. I bought the barebones kit since I saw you could purchase it with the GMK Red Samurai keycaps and I also wanted to use different switches than the ones you could get with the pre-built set. It's very easy to get into the board if you want to band-aid and change the stabs. I went with sakurios from zeal pc and keyboard feels amazing. I love the look of the Red Samurai caps and I'm pretty fond of the mx profile. I haven't yet messed with flashing the board but I like the options that are preset on the board for RGB. I highly recommend this keyboard, definitely the best keyboard I've ever had.
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Awesome quality! I love how it sounds, looks and feels. Top notch.
I've assambled mine with Zealios V2 and DROP + MATT3O MT3 /DEV/TTY KEYCAP SET. Its like driving a Bugatti - or at least what I can imagine it would be :)
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What kind of switches can I use with this - PCB mount or plate mount?
Plate mount will work best, but if you happen to have PCB mount switches you can mod them to allow them to fit (involves clipping two plastic bits off the bottom of each switch).
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Great keyboard if you are clueless about keyboards like me
Decided I wanted a mechanical keyboard and did a ton of research on how to get what I wanted in a keyboard (RGB lighting under the keys and in the case, 65% layout, hot-swappable, the ability to change the case, etc) without having to learn to do a full build myself. I ordered the bare bones Alt Drop in Space Grey. It was easy to put together, and as a mac user (I know) it was really easy to configure, I switched the option and command keys in the mac keyboard settings to match the layout I am used to. I think this is a good option for the cost if you want a mechanical keyboard that is customizable without needing to teach yourself to build one from scratch. Every option I had looked at that met my very picky criteria was hundreds of dollars more and I would have had to build the entire thing myself, so your money goes toward saving time on learning how to do a full build and doing the build itself while being able to customize. I will definitely get some better stabilizers as there is a sort of metallic ringing through the board when the bigger keys are hit and it does bother me a bit, and I will probably lube the switches eventually as I primarily use this for typing for my remote job and the noise is a bit much as it is. Full disclosure: I have not tried re-configuring the keyboard key layout with the provided website, as the layout is fine for what I need the keyboard for. I also haven't managed to set up any custom LED settings as I haven't figured out the configuration website, but I have managed to work the program used for the custom LED setting files.
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black_rabbit
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Sep 24, 2022
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Broken on arrival
F key was broken out of the box
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Sep 12, 2022
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Great but not perfect
Pros: Stylish design, RGB, hot swap, second USB port as hub, tons of features Cons: Sound profile is pretty bad due to the material of the case, 3-pins switches only, trash stock stabilizers, not the best in this price range
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Squineston
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Sep 8, 2022
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Hot Swappable!
I really like how good quality the case is and especially love hot swappables.
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Aug 30, 2022
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fantastic case
I've built my keyboard with this case using the drop mech keys builder and I've loved this ever since. Love the quality I've seen with DROP and I wasn't disappointed when it arrived. Definitely would purchase again.
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walker.may
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Aug 19, 2022
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Great case
This shell is great, well built and high quality. The only reason it's not 5 stars is because when I received it my up arrow connection was not soldered on one side. Small problem, great case.
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Not black enough
Not black enough if you want black instead of dark grey. Dumpening required (all ALTs do require in my opinion), well my requirements do change as pinging grows on me. Despite complaints about color and being a soudbox , I like it enough so I'll buy another one.
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goingrasta
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Jul 3, 2022
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k key doesn't work on my board?
I literally had to copy paste the letter k to write this review. It's unfortunate since the actual board itself is very nice. Outside of this one issue, its worth a buy.
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Zhe-Spud
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Aug 24, 2022
I have the exact same issue.
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Jun 28, 2022
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Great Keyboard
Works great and looks great. I have a small desk space, so it fits really nicely. I just wish there was a white version!
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Jun 18, 2022
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Swappable!
I only bought the barebones version because it's proved impossible to get a PCBA on its own. The first thing I did was swap the case for a midnight green one, and then built from there. What can I say? It all went together very well.
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