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Drop CTRL V2 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
$129
$150

Drop CTRL V2 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

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lordoflight
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Nov 1, 2023
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Fine product, antiquated customer service model
Keyboard is as advertised overall. I got this as a replacement to my old gen 1 CTRL which I love. Built out the new keyboard and as I prefer to use to foot stoppers for added elevation I noticed my keyboard and box only shipped with 1 foot stopper. I ripped apart the entire packaging and still no luck. Reached out to customer service and was informed there was no way for me to get the additional foot stopper unless I did a full RMA. Since I already built my board with switches etc this means I would need to triple my work to get the same result. (already built once, need to unbuild, RMA, wait 1-2 weeks and get new board and rebuild). I will find another way to get the result I want but very unsatisfied with the process and lack of customer focus from Drop. Edit: Updated review based on delivery of missing piece. Very happy with the overall quality and feel of this updated V2. Appreciate all the people who assisted with my interactions.
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Recommends this product? Yes
lordoflightHi @lordoflight We apologize for the poor customer experience. We'll be reaching out shortly to get you the missing piece.
MC27
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Feb 29, 2024
Activities:Work & Gaming
Paired Switch:Tactile
Keyboards Owned:25
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I hate Drop
I built this out with Holy Panda x lubed switches, skylight keycaps, and plate stabilizers. I was replacing my Drop V1 which i used near to death. (Software developer and gamer). It’s fricken perfect. It’s like an ASMR video. The feel is perfect and the sound is perfect and… i hate you.. you’ve created the perfect keyboard for me and now nothing else will do. I’ve ordered the parts to resurrect my Drop v1 into a v2.
Recommends this product? Yes
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poor switch tolerences
half the switches randomly won't seat properly, more often on the right side of mine but random spots across the entire board *update* for some reason the PCB wasn't seating correctly in the case which was causing most of the issue, I had to take it apart and put it back together a couple times before it seemed to be fully corrected, bumping to 4/5 because it could've been user error.
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rebcabin
4
Apr 10, 2024
Activities:Work
Paired Switch:Tactile
Keyboards Owned:10
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very, very nice
took me a little while to figure out how to mount the stabilizers. Used Holy Panda yellow lubed and Noctua MT3 caps. This board is very very nice. It won't be the last one of these I own.
Recommends this product? Yes
neotobeo
45
Nov 7, 2023
Activities:Work
Paired Switch:Tactile
Keyboards Owned:4
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Nice backup for home and (now) office
built using the Moondrop switches - no clipping as the 5 pins are supported. Easy to pack and take to work.
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weedwums
11
Mar 6, 2024
Activities:Work & Gaming
Paired Switch:Tactile
Keyboards Owned:6
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First barebones kit, very pleased!
Have had a lot of fun using this with the Holy Panda Xs!
Recommends this product? Yes
Cancer_Prime
5
Feb 2, 2024
Activities:Work & Gaming
Paired Switch:Tactile
Keyboards Owned:2
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A very good keyboard but missing some options from v1
Overall I like the build better than my other v1 keyboards. I built it using the Drop phantom stabilizers and some Zealios 65g switches. The board it very sturdy and pleasant to use. The fact that the board can be customized with VIA or Drop configurator is nice. However I'm very disappointed that it doesn't seem possible to customize the led per key - overall the CTRL v2 seems to lack some customization options that the v1 has.
Recommends this product? Yes
Jeranth
7
Jan 17, 2024
Paired Switch:Linear
Keyboards Owned:1
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Easy to build but did give me a little trouble
This was genuinely on me because I was new to the keyboard scene and thought stabilizers were universal so when I bought a set of screw in stabs it caused some clearance issues and I had to return them and got some plate mounted ones. Other than that slip up the board was easy to assemble and great to use.
Recommends this product? Yes
Williamj48
3
Dec 3, 2023
Activities:Work
Paired Switch:Tactile
Keyboards Owned:6
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Solid Keyboard
Just good all around
Recommends this product? Yes
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