Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard Review 15

Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard Review

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Packaging and Accessories

I've personally bought a few things from Drop before, but no keyboards or associated accessories yet—at least until a backed keycap set shows up in the near future! I knew after having unboxed the Drop CTRL that we might get a similar experience as with the Drop ALT keyboard, and there is indeed a bare cardboard box that has the Drop logo on the front and a product sticker on the back. A double flap on the side with a seal over it keeps the contents inside in place during transit, and opening the box, we see the keyboard in a cardboard layer.

On top of the keyboard is a quick start guide in English which also acts as a warranty manual. One side talks about the use of the USB port(s) aboard the keyboard, and the other lists the extra pre-programmed functions. There is a reminder to use an optional configurator for further customization, which we will cover in more detail over the course of the review. A pull tab helps lift the keyboard up and out of this layer that may also be fully removed from the product box to access the bottom layer with shaped cutouts for the provided accessories.

We have the detachable USB Type-C to Type-A cable, which points towards the adoption of Type-C connectivity for the keyboard. Drop also includes the same cool aluminium two-in-one keycap puller as with the CTRL. It has a well-machined base that reminds me of some of the pens the website carries, and the keycap puller itself uses metal wires, which are my preferred choice for this function. There is the second function of the hidden Phillips-head screwdriver in the base for keyboard disassembly. A switch remover has been included as well, and the final set of accessories consists of two add-on keyboard feet with "ALT" etched into the matching aluminium casing on the contact side.
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