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adi518
227
Oct 17, 2021
I'll get one at $350. I mean it's outdated, 3-pins and the issues around double-typing are still out there. Cool colorway for sure.
Elrick
2131
Oct 17, 2021
Just surprised you didn't offer FREE shipping on an expensive KEEB - such as this ; ) You're making money already, why bother gouging further than allowing free distribution of this item all over this Planet?
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Elrick
2131
Nov 12, 2021
Who cares, otherwise only sell your JUNK inside the United States instead of pushing it elsewhere around the Globe. Very easy decision but I forgot, you need us to pay the prices to keep your business afloat, so either wake up or face more loss towards KBDfans and Kono, when they release decent products. Lost count when I bought something from your business today, it's just not happening any more, not like when you lot were known as MassDrop, now that had superb purchasing incentives (very cheap) that were available for everyone around this Planet. Pity it now has vanished completely and is now being distributed, by your competitors. That is how you stay in business for 2022 and beyond. Pity your competitors got smart, but DROP remains completely Brain Dead during 2021, or what's left of it ; )
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PancakeGoon
115
Nov 13, 2021
Well, to give @Andy_Who some credit; I'm pretty sure he *isn't* a Drop employee... and I've seen his comments in the past, being unimpressed with Drops history of cash-grabs, & same-old uninspired colorways. So he's no shill, either. But yeah, I'm unaware if their Free Shipping promo is applicable anywhere other than the U.S. - but the fact that it isn't an automatic inclusion with the price, worldwide, is pretty dodgy...
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j.t.x
125
Oct 14, 2021
Definitely not priced to move quickly off the shelves.
Ming
230
Oct 13, 2021
Have they even acknowledged or fixed the Ctrl's double tapping?
jagger
34
Oct 13, 2021
omegacringe
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Xnightcrawl
177
Oct 13, 2021
Hard pass!
Xnightcrawl
177
Oct 13, 2021
Okay. To be fair. I've always liked the aesthetic of the Drop CTRL keyboard. However. It's a bit dated. At its time, it was a good keyboard. But w/ Keychron, Glorious, Novelkeys, and etc. companies providing more updated and cheaper products, how can Drop justify the price of their new keyboards? I don't get. One would think they would cut the price on their current stock and come up w/ a competitive keyboard. All they are doing is angering the crowd they are trying to sell to. Unless they are trying to sell to people who are completely clueless on mechanical keyboards.
PancakeGoon
115
Oct 12, 2021
Lmao, $500... $500; for a pre-built Drop CTRL w/ a shrunken Godspeed TKL set, vague component descriptions, and some marked-up Holy Panda's... I really, really hope that renaming an outdated keyboard that's still having cases of slack manufacturing, component failures & reliability issues, but then selling it for more *isn't* part of the "exciting new Flagship" boards they have coming, while hyping the masses up into hopping onto their new KCC subscription-service... --------------------- Let me put this into perspective...: • The GrayStudio THINK6.5v2? $150 LESS than this, essentially, a Drop CTRL. • The Voice65? MORE than $150 less...
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• SPACE65:CyberVoyager? $100 less! • Same with the ultra-modular RAMA U80-A. $100 less. Yeah, the same $390 U80-A with the milled & machined all-metal construction, hand-polished PVD brass gasket-plate & weight, and the dampening+acoustic mats. It's also not the only alloy RW board cheaper than this, somehow: the Thermal, & the M60-A+65-B, & the Koyu... and almost all of them had keyboard-CNC & material-innovation when they dropped.
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• Even the HYPE-MONSTER of the year: The OwLab JELLY🍒EPOCH was less than this. I'm guffawing at the thought of even trying to compare the two... Just look at the friggin' LAYERS of mods & tuning you get for your money, here:
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But yeah, no, I bet Drop really knocked it outta the park with that case foam mod. --------------------- And yeah, yeah. I know; "Hold your horses, Pancake! There's Pandas in them hills!". You're right, you got me. But even though these boards don't come pre-packed with some bandwagon-jump HP leftovers, or a set of "custom" Gateron stabs, or ... I don't know, half a Godspeed Base Kit?... Do I still REALLY have to twist your arm into believing that spending $500 on an already-available CTRL, forced into a tactile-only bundle with some slightly-less-old-tech, MIGHT not be the most responsible use of that wad? Considering what else fits into the same price-bracket in the hobby right now? Do they legitimately seem comparable?! --------------------- - But most of all; if you're still considering buying this board, do you get the vibe that you: The Customer, are being offered all the respect & bang-for-your-buck that's expected @ this price by Drop, compared to what you can get for the same price these days? And don't underestimate just how massive Drop is & just how much profit they rake in, already. Especially compared to some of the boardmakers I just listed... There's something else bothering me about the overview, as well: and Drop should know that this was gonna be a pretty specific detail to leave out. But please, for the love of god, at LEAST tell me they finally updated the stabs to PCB mount, and that I'm just CRAZY for being cynical about the lack of PCB or Plate photos, and seemingly-intentional vagueness about what *kind* of stabs they are (which is rediculous to leave out regardless, when stabilizers are such an important detail for builders these days...). Almost seems like it's so they don't have to commit to the responsibility of a decision, just in case they get too much hate for charging Premium-tier GB-prices, for 3 year-old recolors with OVER 3-year-old tech (which they have done in the past, remember). Plus, gotta love the $500 for a "Sorry folks; you gotta cough up some more doughfor 3 years coverage" - on a product that's supposed to last a lifetime (or until the next revision). Who care's if it's the same keyboard that showed poor QC and defects throughtout multiple runs, but didn't cover because it happened past the window of responsibility. "We lubed the _____-mount stabs, dammit!" --------------------- This is all honestly insulting, and I recognize the sour taste in my mouth... This post is purely just my personal-opinion in the end, and it's based off the limited parts+specs provided. Which is... "funny"? $500, and they don't even tell you what TYPE some of the most-critical components are, let alone which specific model. But hey, it's blue! Idk, maybe I'm just overthinking it? 🤔
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PancakeGoon
115
Oct 13, 2021
Oh, almost forgot you mentioned you aren't US-based. CandyKeys.com would be a very good starting place for upper-entry to upper-mid level mech stuff, if you're in the EU.
filefish
342
Oct 13, 2021
There are a few similar sites, but MechGroupBuys is one that lists all group buys for keyboards running at this very moment, and the regional vendors for each.
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So you're gonna add some keycaps, anodize it blue, add some foam and change the stabs on a CTRL and sell it for $300 more? Hmm..
J_Willi
40
Oct 13, 2021
Shameless really is the right word for it. I'm bummed because I want them to re-invest in the Mech Key game. I want Drop to make cool new keyboards but they just don't seem interested. I said this in another thread but I think they are just trying to milk as much money from back stock as they can. And they just sent me a survey asking why I didn't sign up for the Key Cap Club, lol. I mean, look, we all understand that the world is totally screwed up right now and shipping and production and manufacturing pipelines around the world are backed way the heck up, so everyone is understanding that maybe things haven't moved along like we have all wanted but this problem is more than that. Drop really seems to have, ermm, Dropped their support for the Mech Keys side of the company (not that they were ever good at communicating what their plans were) If Glorious comes out with a 65% board anytime soon (which they said they are planning on doing) then Drop is as good as buried.
Discos
1
Oct 26, 2021
Even the keychron Q2 is probably going to bury them