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Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard
$180

Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard

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$180
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riegz0r
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Dec 2, 2021
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excellent quality
i had the drop ctrl before and now want to pull the trigger with the alt excelent form factor for small space and amazing build quality
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FreelancerGaz
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Dec 2, 2021
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Decent option for starters
after a long time usage, I dont particular use this board much anymore, but it did get me started on this wild rabbit hole of mechanical keyboards. Definitely needs modding as the stock stabs arent great, but good for anyone trying to learn about the hobby or just needs something that works well. There should however be a bit of a warning for people who want fancy aftermarket cables with this board since this draws a lot of power and has issues with cable lengths that stretch too far
TS2ST
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Dec 2, 2021
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Good keyboard.
Overall good keyboard for learning the hobby. For the price, offers a good combo of functionality and customizability. Easy to swap switches, generally good build quality. Stabilizers and magnetic feet could use work.
Nightwolf027
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Dec 1, 2021
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I love this keyboard
This is my second mechanical keyboard and my first one from Drop. I had to get rid of my last one because I was very new to the world of mechanical keyboards and I didn't know anything about switches. The first one I had had super clicky blue switches and I didn't like them at all. After some research (shoutout BadSeedTech) I was ready to get another. A big sell for this keyboard for me is the hot-swap function. I went with the speed silver linears and out of the box they were solid but I opted to lube the switches and stabs as well as tape the back of the PCB. After all of this I love the sound and feel of this keyboard and it is an easy recommend for someone new to the world of mechanical keyboards. I'll update my review later with a picture.
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Maqy
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Dec 1, 2021
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I really want to like this...
Been daily driving this keyboard after I installed some case foam and stab dampers... entire thing's been lubed, filmed and for a while, everything was nice... The chassis had a nice quality to it, the PCB lite up brightly, sounds with the deck stiffness was solid and thokky(running holy pandas). About 4 months into that process, keys started to act up intermittently. My guess is that the hotswap sockets were getting a bit loose, so I went to my backup PCB to see if that'd solve it. Problem went away, but the backup PCB had this issue where the LED brightness would drop after lighting up. Something like, 30-40% dimmer than when they first light up from sleep or FN-X reactivation. Other than that though, it seemed the intermittent key strokes double or quadrupling seemed to have gone away and things were mostly ok again... For about 5 months, after which the intermittent issues came back(and this time, I only installed the switches once, afterwhich they just stayed in the PCB). Not only that, now the keyboard's LED profiles have burnt out or something, and I only have rainbow puke or off... Sadly, after I initially received this keyboard, it spent its first 8 months plugged in to my switch and I didn't discover the issues until well past it's warranty period... At this point, I've developed a distrust for hotswap keycaps(which may actually be more accurately focused as a distrust for the ALT's PCB), and as much as I love the auditory feedback and the typing feel, it just too frustrating to recommend to anyone I'd want to convert to custom keyboards... As I mention in the title, I REALLY wanted to like this, and for a while, I really did... But with how quickly it develops issues, I'm just gonna go back to soldered in switches... Maybe I'll try a more reputable source and it might shine some light on my hotswap misgivings, but I can't help but feel mildly traumatized by the experience despite this keyboard's strong look and feel...
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duppsterfire
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Dec 1, 2021
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I have 5 and love them all
Every deck I have has a different set of switches, one for work, gaming, etc. I love the form factor of the ALT, and the ease of reprogramming the key bindings using QMK.
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Flaggel
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Nov 30, 2021
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Awesome Keyboard - Don't Understand the other negative reviews
Ordered keyboard on November 26th for Black Friday sale, shipped on 27th and arrived at my door on the 29th. So a total of 4 days shipping for the free shipping option. Keyboard sounds awesome. I got the Kailua Speed Silver and it sounds so much better, and feels better, than my previous Logitech mech keyboard with Cherry Red switches. Stabilizers feel fine to me, and do their purpose. Additionally, I shook the keyboard as hard as I could and no keycaps fell out. The price of $120 is a steal when compared to the $180 base price. I probably wouldn't have purchased unless on sale but compared to other keyboards in the 100 price range it out beats the rest.
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billsquare
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Nov 30, 2021
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overall good
stabs are awful, the only switches that were in stock w it (halo true) are not great. otherwise no problems. got it in cheap sale tho, new switches and stabs are cheap. so i think on the whole pretty good. wouldnt buy it if not in sale tho
ashtonrevai
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Nov 28, 2021
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Keyswitches are no longer held in place
All of my switches just fall out of the keyboard. They don’t click in like they used to. It also has some of the loudest and most awful stabilizers I’ve used on a keyboard in a very long time.
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Would not recommend to a friend.
lamson
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Nov 27, 2021
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It was a good keyboard the key switch puller was very mid.
The space bar rattle wasn't as bad as they said it was.
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ashtonrevai
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Nov 28, 2021
my entire keyboard rattles lol
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