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Drop Carina Mechanical Keyboard Kit
$120

Drop Carina Mechanical Keyboard Kit

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$120
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CharlieWang
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Nov 29, 2021
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Amazing
One of my fav keyboards. Love the RGB. 10/10 recommend.
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Inferno2911
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Nov 24, 2021
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Great looks
Everything is nice besides the stabilizers
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ep1cal
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Nov 24, 2021
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Looks nice, isn't so nice
My C stopped working day 2 of use.
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Would not recommend to a friend.
Dimbo_Hemon
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Nov 18, 2021
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Great looks and great sound, but has its limits.
So to start this off, this is a very pretty looking and pretty sounding board. I was rather impressed with how separated the key glow and the under/edge glow was. And with the QMK configurator you're free to go and find your favorite color combos, on top of the very nice built in options. For sound it sounds very nice and poppy with the brass plate and some Akko cs lavenders for switches, and this is not a quiet board. Neither bad or good, but thought I would mention it. Stock stabs were eh, ended up swapping them with some Durocks. But I hear with some modding the stock stabs can be good. The build process was very simple and easy as well, with drop even giving you a QR code to a page with a guide and some tips. It's hot swap, so ontop of saving you some time on soldering. You're free to pop out and change out the switches with relatively little hassle. A big plus for those just getting into keyboards and are wanting to test out a bunch of different switches. Yeah and it has QMK, so if you don't like the default keybinds (or lighting effects as I have already said) you can go and change them with the Drop QMK configurator. BUT I have two gripes, 1 is the south facing LEDs. Not the worst thing in the world, but it does limit you out of using cherry profile keycaps and should be mentioned. I do sorta get why they went with north due to the better shine through it gives with some keycaps. But I would rather have south tbh. 2 you are forced to use the Drop QMK configurator. Not that the Drop QMK configurator is bad or anything, but it is lacking some features I would like it to have. Also having the option to use your QMK configurator of choice would be a nice plus. Overall a very solid first time build for those who like a bright and shiny board that either wants, or doesn't mind it being on the loud side. But it does have some quirks that can limit some people with their builds.
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hdsharpe1
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Nov 21, 2021
I agree. I wish it was via configurable. I am sure someone out there has a file.
Hinnihilator
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Nov 17, 2021
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One issue
They keyboard is very nice and over all no real complaints. I had one issue with the keyboard and it was probably user error. After typing for a while I noticed that one of the switches was not working. I found that one of the hot swap sockets had desoldered and needed fixing. Over all I would recommend the kit to anyone that is looking to get into a custom keyboard that they can pick and chose the parts for. Drop has made it very easy with compiling the kit now its just on you to chose your switch and keycaps.
ChaustinAo
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Nov 15, 2021
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Hotswap Tofu60, but remember to add your plate to checkout!
I ordered the Carina and forgot to order a plate. I was mildly inconvenienced as I had to contact support as to how to add a plate to my order. I ended up purchasing it separately, which was fine by me since they came on the same day.
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ChaustinAo
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Dec 4, 2021
Addition: I popped two of my hotswap sockets by accident, but fixed it up with a bit of painter's tape that I used when tape-modding the board.
Cavan_West
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Nov 13, 2021
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This works great!
The resin at the bottom shows the lights very easily and the pcb has a fast response time
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xblazr
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Nov 10, 2021
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A very pretty Keyboard, but some flaws
A friend and I decided to make these keyboards our first introduction to custom ones. The process is very simple but the problem occurs with the shadow double skipping on certain characters. For both boards it happened with C and S. It could a factory problem but my experience made it a bad one as it would press S or C twice. I tried downloading software to prevent it but I should not have to be put in that predicament. Other than that, its a very pretty 60% board
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irina
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Oct 28, 2021
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Really pretty and easy-to-install even for beginners, would recommend it for anyone looking for full lit keyboard
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hypersprite
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Oct 26, 2021
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Ok case, hot swap sockets break their solder easy
I have three other Drop sold hot swap KBs and none of them have had issues with the hot swap socket breaking off. This KB, I have three. The case seems nice and weighty, not sure how it feels to type on it, I haven't been able to used it yet. I manly just use this as a key caps display at this point. I wouldn't buy this again.
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