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Dang.. it's REALLY that good
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2021
I came from a Drop CTRL which I thought was the bees' knees because of its build quality and blistering RGB, but eventually I started to understand why people complained about Drop's stabilizers on their boards. After just a few switch and keycap swaps, the Backspace, Enter, Shifts, and Spacebar keys started to feel off. Now, I was new to mechies at the time so I didn't really know it was that bad, I just knew it felt off. So I ordered some Zealios Gold Plated stabilizers, replaced them, and it still didn't feel right.
Took a chance on this board and wish I had bought this first. Paired with Kail Box White switches with some Black & White Tecware PBT keycaps for a panda look, and not only does it look great but it SOUNDS and TYPES fantastic. The stabilizers out of the box- are pretty freaking good for snap ins. As in, I don't have to replace them and they're night and day compared to Drop. So THIS is how they're supposed to feel...
And the non-stabilized normal keys feel better to type on too.. don't know why, I'm using the same switches and keycaps. But I guess the overall combination of this keyboard's faceplate, the PCB, the switch mount holes, I don't really know what they did to make it feel and sound so good, but it does.
The Drop's build quality and RGB are way better than this board, but at twice or more the price. The build quality on this board is pretty great and solid too, but nothing rivals the full aluminum Drop for build quality. The RGB on this board is not the brightest, but sufficient for a subdued clean look. But what this board trades for its lesser RGB and build quality is a fantastically accessible and reasonable price and excellent typing feel all around, which is why this board is my new endgame, and the Drop is just an expensive mistake.