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Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
$249

Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

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Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

The SENSE75 With Just the Essentials

Since we first announced our SENSE75 mechanical keyboard, we’ve had a steady stream of requests for a barebones version. From the beginning, we made it known that a barebones SENSE75 was in the works—and now, it’s here. No keycaps, no switches, no nonsense. It’s the SENSE75 Barebones, and it’s equipped with just the essentials. Developed over the course of 2 years, it’s a keyboard for the community, by the community. It has the components enthusiasts want, with the build quality they demand. From a best-in-class gasket-mounted design, to a high-end rotary knob, south-facing switch sockets, and a reimagined case shape and LED diffuser, the SENSE75 does things differently—and does them right. It’s a testament to the Drop standard of quality, from the hardware all the way to the new Drop Keyboard Configurator we created for intuitive, in-depth customization. In every sense, it’s our best (barebones) keyboard yet.

Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Gasket-Mounted. Game-Changing.

On every keyboard, typing is the purpose—and the top priority. On the SENSE75, typing is taken to new heights—thanks to a class-leading gasket-mounted design. Quickly becoming a preferred choice among enthusiasts, gasket-mounted keyboards feature pieces of carefully placed material on either side of their plates, isolating them from direct contact with other components. In principle, this creates a more cushioned, less rigid, and overall better typing experience. In practice, however, not all gasket-mounted builds are created equal. For the SENSE75, we took painstaking care to choose the perfect materials, proportions, and placement areas to create a typing feel that was neither too mushy nor too stiff—but just right. To that end, we used a specialized elastopolymer called BISCO (instead of the typical rubber found on many gasket-mounted keyboards) to hit that sought-after typing sweet spot. We also added in custom case dampening to further improve the sound of every keystroke. What’s happening at your fingertips is unprecedented—you’ll sense it. 

Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Uncompromising Components & Build Quality

When we say the SENSE75 has no compromises, we mean it. We searched relentlessly for the best features—and when we couldn’t find them, we made them ourselves. Take the custom Drop Keyboard Configurator,  for instance. We wanted our community to have an intuitive interface for customizing the SENSE75 through its QMK firmware. No existing platform fit the bill, so we developed one—and it works with Windows and Mac systems, with VIA and VIAL support now available. On the hardware side, we made it easy to install and change switches—thanks to south-facing, hot-swappable switch sockets carefully chosen to all but eliminate bent switch pins. And no matter which switches you choose, you’ll enjoy excellent stability with next to no extra noise from our included Drop Phantom Stabilizers. These are just some of the uncompromising, community-inspired highlights on the SENSE75. There are more—but they deserve their own section.

Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

A Reimagined Case, Topped with a Next-Level Knob

Take one look at the SENSE75, and you’ll see more than a few innovations front and center. First and foremost is the knob: a new feature for Drop keyboards, and one that enthusiasts have come to expect on their favorite builds. We didn’t want to debut with just any knob, so we took our time selecting the best one possible. We carefully analyzed over twenty different rotary encoders—finally settling on a black aluminum knob with mountain knurling connected to a premium Alps encoder. The result is a high-grip feel with excellent precision and satisfyingly clicky turns. Behind the all-new knob, you’ll notice the all-new case—available in two colorways: the jet-black Nightfall or the bright-white, electrophoresis-coated Polar. Both are CNC’d out of a single block of 6000 Series aircraft-grade aluminum and contoured with gently curving chamfered edges. This creates a softer shape that pairs exceptionally well with the SENSE75’s new diffuser—hidden on its underside for understated yet undeniably elegant lighting. The final touch? A weighted, replaceable backplate, with customizable options coming soon.

Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SENSE75 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

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Specs

  • Made by Drop
  • 84 keys 
  • Layout: 75%
  • Case material: 6000 series aircraft-grade aluminum, chamfered edges
  • Case coating: Anodization (Nightfall), electrophoresis (Polar)
  • Case angle: 5°
  • Stabilizers: PCBA-mounted Drop Phantom Stabilizers
  • South-facing, hot-swappable switch sockets
  • Gasket-mounted
  • Gasket material: BISCO (elastopolymer)
  • Custom case dampening
  • Rotary knob material: Mountain-knurled aluminum
  • Rotary encoder: Premium Alps encoder
  • Per-key RGB LED lighting
  • RGB underglow with underside acrylic diffuser
  • QMK firmware, VIA/VIAL support, programmable with Drop Keyboard Configurator
  • Weight material: Aluminum
  • Connectivity: USB-C 
  • Typing test with linear switches and FR4 plate
  • Typing test with Holy Panda X switches (prebuilt SENSE75)
  • New assembly video

RETURNS—NO QUESTIONS ASKED

We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.

Shipping

Estimated ship date is Jan 31, 2023 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.

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