We haven’t seen an original keyboard design from Drop in quite some time, despite the company’s reputation for high-quality, unique mechanical keyboards. In fact, it has been two years. Drop’s SENSE75 keyboard is the result of “years of painstakingly developing a typing and customization experience that the community would love,” as the firm puts it. Find out what the SENSE75 has to offer. Okay, let’s examine this in greater detail.
The new Drop SENSE75 is a unique spin on traditional mechanical keyboards.
The SENSE75 is Drop’s first in-house designed keyboard since 2020, and it comes equipped with a slew of advanced features and capabilities.
For starters, it has a balanced design and silent stabilizers, making it easy to get the “just right” feel. The SENSE75’s hot-swappable sockets and southward-facing switches ensure maximum compatibility and flexibility. Holy Panda X switches, FCX keycaps, and Phantom Stabilizers come standard on the pre-built model.
The SENSE75’s RGB underglow creates a soft, attractive glow surrounding the keyboard. In addition, it has individual RGB lighting for each key, allowing for unlimited aesthetic variation. A high-quality Alps encoder is housed in an aluminum rotary knob.
Nightfall and Polar versions of the Drop SENSE75 mechanical keyboard are now available for pre-order, with the barebones versions costing $249 and $299, respectively; the fully assembled versions will set you back $349 and $399.
The first 500 customers who order a pre-built unit before the end of October will also receive a complimentary MT3 keycap set, a limited-edition launch novelty keycap, and a carrying bag. Later on, you’ll be able to buy the stripped-down edition.
Our Opinion at 9to5 Toys
The SENSE75 seems like a superb keyboard, both in terms of form and function. There is one area, though, where I have some doubts, and that is the cost of the completed product. A completely assembled ALT, which is somewhat smaller than the SENSE75, costs $180 at Drop, while a CTRL, which has more keys, costs $200; the SENSE75 adds an additional $150 to the price of even the priciest pre-built ordinary Drop keyboard.
Keyboards by this manufacturer are not cheap; the most expensive model, the Signature Series Classic Midnight, will set you back $349, while the most recently released Lord of the Rings keyboard will set you back $169. The SENSE75’s price tag isn’t reached unless the Signature Series is purchased.
First off, please don’t misunderstand me; I’m not claiming the SENSE75 won’t be reasonably priced. It’s well-made and packed with useful extras.
For some reason, I just can’t wrap my head around the SENSE75 being $169 better than the ALT I use at my gaming workstation right now. Drop’s new SENSE75 keyboard is the pinnacle of pre-built keyboards, rivaling the Dogma Raise in quality and price (at $349). (my personal work keyboard that I love).