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Drop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard
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$200

Drop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard

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The last keyboard I'll ever need
My keyboard history: Keyboard #1: Ducky - LEDs died within a year. A piece of junk, but hooked me on mechanical keyboards. Keyboard #2: WASD Code - great keyboard, lasted for a couple of years, but (a) the ABS keys eventually wore through and (b) there are better switches than Cherry MX Browns, so . . . Keyboard #3: CTRL - fantastic keyboard. Outfitted with Hako Royal Clears for most of the keys, except for some keys (like Enter) which got a Kailh Box Navy (for a little click) and some keys (like the shift keys) which got Hako True Violets (my pinkies don't bang the keys as hard as the rest of my fingers). The CTRL is probably the last keyboard I'll ever need. Don't like the switches? Swap 'em out! Don't like the backlight colors? Reprogram 'em. Don't like they keycaps? Buy new ones. Now all I need is a 21-key numeric keypad to match it. (NUM Mechanical Keyboard, anyone?) UPDATE Feb 2, 2021: Still love this keyboard. No double-typing issues (yet). Still waiting for a matching keypad . . .
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Got mine yesterday and couldn’t be happier with it. The board is absolutely gorgeous. Everything works great and the led features and bright and vibrant. 10/10 would buy again but I hope they don’t make it again so I can lord it over all my friends hahaha. Can’t wait to get some of the key caps I’m waiting on from massdrop to customize it. https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_comment/KYTRtoIPQCGI18hj6g00_E3A52633CE0D49E989AE43FE76796CEE.jpeg
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Can I change the keycaps on this keyboard?
Not just the keycaps. You can also change the switches to your liking.
Is this keyboard loud?
It depends on what switches are installed. The switches are easy to change with the included switch removal tool.
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really nice keyboard
have the cherry mx browns (switched out the blues, wanted a quieter click) but I really love the color on the board
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Nov 28, 2022
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A great mech, once you mod it.
I love the heft of this keyboard and I love the way the low profile allows me to see the RGB better. I do wish they would allow you to choose your stabilizers since the ones that come with it are apparently notorious for rattling. Beyond replacing the stock stabilizers, this keyboard also produces a lot residual noise. I wasn't sure if this was from the switches or from the hollow spaces around the PCB. So, I lubricated the switches and installed some padding from StupidFish. Once that was done, the keyboard sounds beautiful. The only other complaint that I have is regarding the control of the RGB using their online firmware generator. I would be nice to have more options, or maybe an actual interface to control the RGB. I feel that if they built compatibility with openRGB into the firmware, this would be the best keyboard ever.
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danringm
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Nov 27, 2022
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solid keyboard for for the price but some of the larger keys ping. the custom mapping is very handy.
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Chenzi
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Nov 27, 2022
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Beautiful Keyboard!
Swapped to this keyboard from the Corsair K65. Been using it for over a year now and it's been great! I love the feel, ability to customise and the sturdiness of the body of the keyboard.
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GingerRunner
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Nov 20, 2022
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Decent value, could be better
Context: This was my introduction to a more "serious" mechanical keyboard, I ended up getting Halo True switches. The TL;DR is that this is a good board, but you may find better value propositions with the Keychron V boards. Pros:
  1. Decent sound out of the box from the switches
  2. Lots of RGB options (especially if you upgrade the firmware)
  3. Consistent lighting
  4. Good stock keycaps in terms of feeling and sound
  5. Easy to mod (simple construction, hot swap, etc.)
  6. USB-C port on both left and right sides
  7. The low profile version is easy to clean out
Cons:
  1. Stabilizers have lots of rattle
  2. Can't use every USB C cable with it (tried using a 6ft coiled CableMod one, caused dimming issues with the RGB)
  3. Not the best value for the money spent (if you get it on sale for $170, it's only *slightly* overpriced, $200 is too far imo)
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  1. The stock keycaps I had started breaking apart after 6 months around the stem holders, I didn't mark this as a con though because when I reached out to DROP support they allowed me to select a new set of keycaps for free!
  2. I recommend lubing and bandaid/holee modding the stabilizers. Makes a world of difference.
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Nov 20, 2022
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VERY COMFORTABLE
Been using the CTRL for the past year, and it has been excellent whether it's used for competitive gaming or productivity. So far all I've done to it is change the switches to Kailh Purples. very much recommended to those looking at the CTRL.
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Nov 11, 2022
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solid keyboard
Love the feel of this keyboard
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Limmones
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Nov 10, 2022
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Drop CTRL Keyboard is great, default keycaps are not
This is an excellent keyboard and I'm glad I finally spent the money to upgrade. A keycap stem failed in about ten months, and my only support options from Drop is to purchase a full keycap set from them.
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LiquidSpirit
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Nov 10, 2022
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Great keyboard!
Very solid build and the hot swap switches are great
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saltpepper
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Nov 8, 2022
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Few years and still going great
Bought this few years ago when they Drop was still Massdrop and they still haven't got the black yet. Should have named it V1 prototype in my honest opinion. It's going well. I like the weight from the metal frame. Too bad the magnet feet broke when I dropped it from my table.
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