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The Internet Bashes Drop’s $250 Keyboard

The Internet Bashes Drop’s $250 Keyboard

The Internet Bashes Drop’s $250 Keyboard

 

The mechanical keyboard world is constantly evolving year by year, advancing in form and function each day. Whether new or seasoned in the keyboard community, we’re often willing to spend a good amount of money on an awesome keyboard. But $250 for something that looks like a regular office keyboard? Let’s see what the keyboard community have to say about Drop’s new drop - the Sense75 keyboard.

 

Drop is an outstanding keyboard brand famous for listening to the keyboard community’s feedback in hopes to create the perfect products for them. They mainly specialize in mechanical keyboards, audiophiles, battle stations and even artisan keycaps. Drop is a one-stop shop for all your needs to build your setup. You name it, they got it. However, they recently released the Sense75 keyboard and boy, is the keyboard world in a frenzy.

 DROP SENSE75

Source: Drop | Drop.com

 

According to Drop, it is crowned as “Our best keyboard yet”. But in all the fuss and buzz, the keyboard community unanimously agreed that Drop’s Sense75 mechanical keyboard fails to live up to its expectations of a $250 keyboard. For a keyboard made for the community, by the community, there are many aspects that are marketed as premium materials and build, but is in fact, subpar as reviewed by multiple enthusiasts.

 

 DROP SENSE75

Source: Drop | Drop.com

 

In my opinion, every keyboard has its pros and cons. Let’s talk about the good and leave the constructive criticisms to the keyboard community. At first glance, the Sense75 looks subtle yet classy and robust. It’s a 75% keyboard that comes with an aluminum knob to improve ergonomics. It offers two standard monochrome colors. Some users feel that the uninspired design looks exactly like the ones you’ll see an office clerk use, but some people love this aesthetic! Furthermore, this pre-built set comes with Drop's exclusive DCX keycaps, Holy Panda X switches and Phantom Stabilizers.

 

DROP SENSE75

Source: Drop | Drop.com

 

On the other hand, many reviewers such as those mentioned below critiqued the rattly stabilizers, stiff gasket, non-interchangeable switches and basic design. The keyboard requires a LOT of modding to make it sound and feel better. Whichever component boasted by Drop is being shut down by keyboard enthusiasts, motioning that it’s inferior when compared to other boards from Keychron or GMK.

 

The Verge reviewed that Sense75 works out of the box, but it doesn’t feel or behave like a $250 keyboard. Meanwhile, Tom’s Hardware wrote that the Sense 75 has high-quality keycaps and pleasing tactile switches. But Drop messed up the acoustics by using thin BISCO pads instead of poron foam, resulting in a pingy, rattly mess. Furthermore, Game Revolution reported that the Drop Sense75 is a keyboard that strives to be the perfect, classy keyboard but ultimately falls short in delivering a complete package to match its price tag.

 

Key takeaways:

  • Drop's SENSE75 has a few good features, but it does not justify the high price.

  • For something that is built with the keyboard community in mind, it can be improved in certain areas - pre-lubing stabilizers, having more switch choices and use better-quality gaskets.

  • Although personal opinions are subjective, you can still give the Drop Sense75 a try, maybe you'll like it!

 

Would you spend $250 on Drop's Sense75 keyboard? Tell us your thoughts!

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