After years of community listening, development and testing, Drop, the leader in the mechanical keyboard industry, announced its version of the popular 75% keyboard layout with the new Drop SENSE75 keyboard. The Drop SENSE75 is the first in-house designed Drop keyboard since 2020 and is now available for pre-order on the Drop website.
Inspired by the increased community interest in gasketed 75% layout keyboards, Drop developed the SENSE75, a 75% mechanical keyboard for enthusiasts. Drop brings top design ethos to the gasket mount and 75% layout trends with a premium product that is an improvement over what is currently available on the market. The SENSE75 keyboard offers users a symmetrical construction, invisible RBG LED diffusers on the bottom for a natural glow, silent stabilizers for the perfect touch and feel, south-facing switches for maximum compatibility and reliable hot-swappable sockets for ultimate customization.
The pre-built version of the premium keyboard features Drop’s popular Holy Panda X switches, DCX keyboards and Phantom Stabilizers, all packaged in an aircraft-grade aluminum housing with a gasket-mounted design. For those who want to build their own keyboard, the barebones version only includes the gasket-mounted keyboard frame without switches and keycaps, allowing users to fully customize the look and feel of the keyboard. Addressing a common problem with integrated RGB designs, both the barebones and prebuilt SENSE75 keyboards include LED diffusers on the bottom of the keyboard, giving the keyboard a subtle underglow.
Drop SENSE75 Features:
- South-facing switches to avoid interference with keycaps
- Reliable hot-swappable sockets for maximum customization
- PCB mounted stabilizers factory adjusted to minimize rattle
- A unique, subtle RGB LED underglow that creates a visually appealing halo
- RGB per key that can be customized
- Accessible configuration software with QMK and VIA firmware support for seamless customization
“As we continued to develop a 75% mechanical keyboard, we were committed to designing a product with great attention to detail and premium materials that not only outperformed others on the market, but also provided a typing and customization experience offers what our community would love,” said Jef Holove, CEO, Drop. “After an intensive design and development process, we are proud to introduce the Drop SENSE75 and we can’t wait for our community to try it out, because without them we couldn’t have made it.”
The launch of SENSE75 this year coincides with Drop’s 10th anniversary, marking the company’s evolution from offering a curated collection of third-party products to now also creating its own high-quality, community-driven products that are own house built. Since its launch in 2012, Drop has become a leader in mechanical keyboards and workplace productivity, innovating in mechanical keyboards, keycaps and switches, audio products, and other high-performance workspace products for enthusiasts who appreciate design and function. bring to any type of user .
The Drop SENSE75 keyboard is available in two versions and colorways. The Polar (e-white) colorway in particular has a white electrophoretic coating process commonly used in fine jewelry to create a stunning and clean look that is preferred by collectors.
The pre-built version comes with the keyboard frame, switches and keycaps and is available in Nightfall (black) for $349 and Polar (e-white) for $399
The barebones version comes with the keyboard frame only, no switches or keycaps included and is available in Nightfall (black) for $249 and Polar (e-white) for $299
The pre-built SENSE75 keyboard will be available for pre-order starting August 30, with pre-order shipments arriving in early November. The first 500 users to purchase the SENSE75 pre-built keyboard will receive a free MT3 keycap set, limited-edition launch novelty keycap and carrying case. The barebones version will be available for purchase at a later date.