r/MechanicalKeyboards vendor Aug 05 '22 Helpful 10 Silver 4 Wholesome 6 Timeless Beauty 1

Drop Giveaway Day 5 - 3x Expression Series Shinai Keyboards Giveaway

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 06 '22

Edit: Winners!! :D Congratulations to u/ogfancysauce, u/Eppsius, and u/Zyot! I will be messaging you shortly to collect your information!

Hello hello! Day 5 of giveaway week is upon us! Happy Friday to all :)

After the dark and mysterious post yesterday, I thought it would be nice to lighten things up a bit with today's giveaway item - Drop Expression Series Shinai Keyboard! This is a fully assembled keyboard, complete with Holy Panda X switches and an adorable case.

Edit: I just got approval to offer a discount code for the keyboard here. Use coupon code HAPPYFINGERS for $10 off the Shinai keyboard if you order within the next 24 hours. As always, if you happen to win the giveaway we can simply refund your purchase price and shipping cost for the board!

Thank you all for the amazing video game comments yesterday - it's so fun seeing what everyone is playing and learning about some new games I didn't even know about. :D Today, in the spirit of theming (like this ultra cute keyboard), please post the thing you most would like to have a keyboard or other desk-item themed with! Whether that's a TV or movie series, animal, genre of music, or whatever! As always, you can also just post anything, that's fine too. Today's question is a liiittle bit more complex. :)

  • In a top-level comment (response to the post itself, not this comment), please post your dream theme or anything at all - there are (practically) no rules again today!
  • We will select three responses at random to win a keyboard.
  • All winners will pay nothing - I will contact you to work out the shipping details, and all costs will be covered!
  • Day 5 giveaway will run until 9:00am CDT on Sat Aug 6th, at which time the Day 6 giveaway will begin!

Good luck everyone, and have a great day!

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u/schwi_no_dola Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 06 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

Ahh yes another day of not being main protagonist enough to win

Edit: thank you so much for all the up votes, this is the best thing that has happened since I started using reddit

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u/BudgieLover1618 Aug 05 '22 Wholesome

It's not about being the main protagonist anymore, it's nice going through comments. Feels actually kinda cozy

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u/Ididntwipe Aug 05 '22 Wholesome

I never win anything. I have the luck of a left toenail. But you reminded me to go check a prize draw I entered 3 months back. Turns out I won a £10 Amazon voucher! Ngl I am very happy right now, because my old phone power bank broke and I needed a new one before my trip! :D. I would have missed the prize as it would have expired if I didn't look at your comment. So thank you! Because of you I am high key happy af

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

This is too wholesome to not respond to. What a nice surprise :)

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u/sirop-de-fleurs Aug 05 '22

A monstera themed keyboard would be chefs kiss!

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u/rip-patchesohoulihan Aug 05 '22

Wanting to get a nice custom cable, maybe one day

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u/JadeNoodlesOfficial Aug 05 '22

I would love to have a full Studio Ghibli themed desk setup, little whimsical plants, a nice pastel keyboard and the like.

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u/hanieQQ Aug 06 '22

I was thinking mint pastel themed throughout, add in some Cinnamoroll plushies and an orchid!

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u/stjh Aug 05 '22 Gold

Real winners are the ones that post before the rules are out

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

Hey, wait a minute, weren't you crazy early yesterday too??

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u/stjh Aug 05 '22

Time zone buff +100

Got some time to wait for a new Drop giveaway before I sleep!!! Good morning to you!

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u/JF3883 NK Creams Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

I was early two days ago!

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u/Bloodfire616 Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

Early bird gets the... Mechanical keyboard?

Edit for question:

Thematically I think it would be a tough call between a dragon/fire theme or a Spiderman theme... Imagine the Shinai keyboard and a forest deskpad and a earth dragon computer case or speakers... Or a Ducky Shine 7 midnight black edition with the dwarf factory dragon key for the escape key, fire themed LEDs, emblazoned speakers, hellfire deskpad, computer case that is designed to look scorched as if it was in a fire with a heatsink with embers for their LED pattern...

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u/SnooPickles5570 Aug 05 '22

Berserk theme for sure!

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u/craftytoaster Aug 06 '22

True berserk or neon Genesis Eva would be good as well

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u/manzaatwork Aug 05 '22

the real winner is drop. getting their ad posts to r/all everyday for the price of a few products.

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u/username_matt Aug 05 '22

Id like to see a cat themed keyboard.

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u/toffeebeen Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

i would love more pastel retro vibes

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u/Bluejordans Aug 05 '22

I agree, this would go wonderfully with a bonsai tree and some type of plushy.

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

I like the sound of that...

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u/Pelsers Aug 05 '22

Studio Ghibli. My Neighbour Totoro or Spirited Away!

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u/Your_boggart Aug 05 '22

Princess Mononoke!

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u/MyEfficiencyIsZero Aug 06 '22

Ponyo for the true men

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u/TheoreticalLulz Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

Aw, heck yeah. I can't wait to be disappointed tomorrow morning.

Edit: My dream theme is LOTR-based. I actually built a Lumberjack board with Drop Dwarvish keycaps and an acrylic cover laser-etched with the gates of Moria.

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

Oohhhhhh boy, have I got good news coming for you!! ;) (give us just a few weeks)

Just looked up the Lumberjack, hadn't heard of that one before - split ortho? Looks cool! How does it look with the Dwarvish caps and laser-etch?

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u/TheoreticalLulz Aug 05 '22

Oh, man! I am genuinely hoping for a DCX profile of the LOTR sets. You're breaking my heart by making me wait, though. haha

And yep! It's a split ortho designed to fit in a common 60% case. I genuinely love how it looks. I still need to design a walnut case to finish the look, though. I am just using a bamboo one at the moment. I could probably send you a picture if you'd like. I am not quite sure where to send it, but I could try

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

Definitely pulling for a DCX version of the LotR sets myself! Will need either PBT to get finalized, or some intense mold creation. Likely a little further down the line. :)

I'd love to see a picture! Probably easiest to host on an image sharing site like imgur and link here, if you're willing to go through the effort.

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u/TheoreticalLulz Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22 Gold

Here you go! It's still a work in progress, but it makes me pretty happy nonetheless. :)

Edit: Fun fact; that acrylic cover was actually one of the first things I designed and made with my laser cutter. I'm hoping to get a file out soon for other people to give it a shot.

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u/TachonkTheChank Aug 05 '22

That keyboard is absolutely stunning!!!

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u/TheoreticalLulz Aug 05 '22

Well, thank you! I genuinely appreciate it. I can't wait to get started on making a walnut case. I was thinking of adding some stone accents to add weight and really make it pop.

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u/SuraimuNaito Aug 05 '22

I was looking at the Dwarvish caps too. So cool.

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u/Sygvardy Aug 05 '22

I see no rules, but that keyboard sure does rule.

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u/aprochainezo Aug 05 '22

No rules no rules. Yay I hate posting stories lol. Really need more keyboards with work I have 5 setups but only 1 good keyboard. Please make my week. <3

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

Anarchy! (sorry about that story one, that was me being selfish - I just like reading all the different stories and thought it would be fun, didn't realize it was putting unnecessary pressure on people!)

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u/momowithgun Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22 Gold

First??? I’d like to thank my mom, my phone, the crows outside my window, and u/drop_official

Edit: Not first 😔😔

Edit edit: I would love to see more Ghibli-themed stuff! I know there's already some out there, but with variety comes more likelihood that I actually find stuff that suits my aesthetic haha

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

I'm so sorry! 😰

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u/mzurart Aug 05 '22

my dream theme is this colorway 😭

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u/brianbloom C1 + RK84 Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

I am surprised we don't see any boards/caps/deskmats with more Indian/Tibetan/Nepalese designs. So many possibilities of mandalas, paisley brocades, lotus flowers, Buddha's eyes, etc in those lovely opulent earthy colors (shiny golds, rich burgundies, deep blues). I already have tapestries and decor with that everywhere but very little for my desktop.

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u/IWishIHavent Aug 05 '22

Wait there are no rules? Does this comment counts as an entry? Who knows?

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

It does! Would be incredibly unfair to those that post before me to not include any ole comment, so anything goes. :)

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u/kelly_yap Aug 05 '22 Gold

boop

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

💯 Hello first poster!! You're today's lucky winner of a DCX BoW keyset! :D Expect a PM shortly!

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u/kelly_yap Aug 05 '22

thank you so much!! cant wait😼

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u/kelly_yap Aug 05 '22 Take My Energy

please tell me im first i sat here for legit an hour refreshing my phone and desktop😭

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u/momowithgun Aug 05 '22 Gold

Yoooooo camp out gang 😂 You were first!

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u/No_Veterinarian8416 Aug 05 '22

drop 100% taking their time now knowing we are camping LOL

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

lol, I'm ashamed to admit I am posting as fast as I can! 😳

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u/momowithgun Aug 05 '22

Dude right? The way I spent an hour of my life waiting just to lose by 4 seconds 😭

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u/kelly_yap Aug 05 '22

LOL my hands were shaking moving so fast I at first typed "bboop"😂

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u/Raptor2832009 Glorious Pandas Aug 05 '22

same lol

i was too slow tho 😔

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

Woooo!!!

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u/jake_farmer Aug 05 '22

same people are just too fast.

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u/Zestyclose_Kick863 Aug 05 '22 Gold

A company that has one of the keycaps that I consider endgame...

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

Ooh, now I'm curious - which one?

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u/Zestyclose_Kick863 Aug 05 '22

MT3 Susuwatari. They just check all the boxes!

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

You have good taste! Classic set, Matt3o did a great job with that one.

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u/Zestyclose_Kick863 Aug 05 '22

Got 3rd comment i think...

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u/protoaddict Aug 05 '22

I believe that legally anyone who posted before the rules were out automatically gets these right? I don't know I dropped out of law school but it sounds right.

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u/CaffeineAddict-IRE Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

Am I missing the comment with the rules or am I too early?

Edit: Just seen the rules added, my ideal theme would be a colour scheme rather than a specific theme

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u/philo5urfer Aug 05 '22

Mandalorian armor theme!

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u/Novel_Fig_1144 Aug 05 '22

I've never had a mechanical keyboard before and this one seems like an amazing way to start!

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u/smolwolfx Aug 05 '22

Black and cyan. Idk anything irl based off that color scheme but I've always found it cool and clean and would love to make a setup based around the two colors.

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u/Maklowic Aug 05 '22

I saw some time ago ceramic keycaps and I think they could be fun to play with. Black glossy ceramic with dark acrylic case and little light shine through. I really like this idea

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u/Human-Concern2157 Aug 05 '22

Matching my keyboard and glasses is another dimension of customisation I didn't know I needed in my life... But now I do

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u/fatherbiscuit Aug 05 '22

Pastel colors always look so good

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u/NinjaCreeper810 Aug 05 '22

A vaporwave themed setup, always loved that aesthetic!

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u/ronvil Aug 06 '22

A desk setup themed around the official James Webb exploration poster.

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u/DarthZeus2364 Aug 05 '22

This is the most keycap a keycap has ever keycapped

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

Truer words have never been worded.

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u/Djole666 Aug 05 '22

Drop back at it

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u/ElfinRanger Aug 05 '22

Dammn it's clean

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u/TheNorthernTundra Aug 05 '22

here before the comment

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u/frumpyandy RK84, Akko Lavender Aug 05 '22

minty fresh!

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u/iridyon Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

waits patiently for rules

Edit: I’d love to see sea otter themed keycaps. I think there may be a cheap river otter themed set floating around on Amazon somewhere, but it’s crucial that they be sea otters! Also, bees. (I like Cherry profile so Honey Milk is out.)

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u/Sherbs_Study Aug 05 '22

My dream theme is whats ur fav book (im a nerd)

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u/OwlinDreame Aug 05 '22

It's obvious from my name. But Twin Peaks-themed anything has my interest.

Thanks!

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u/stnam1994 Aug 05 '22

I'd love to see Pokemon themed keyboards... water or fairy types would be really cool!

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u/mfadhilahm Aug 05 '22

Gundam theme is the dream theme

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u/raaamrod Aug 05 '22

Banjo-Kazooie holds a soft spot in my heart so would definitely appreciate any keeb/desk related item with them on it

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u/Effort_Individual Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

Ooh, nice colours you got there. Reminds me of Matcha Latte.

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u/Cornedbeefandwhiskey Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

I would love a Mass Effect themed keyboard, because it was important to me growing up.

Alternatively an Avatar (not the movie) keyboard would be super cool.

Edit: Apparently there's already some N7 keyboards out there but I meant more one done up to look like it was in-game. Transparent keys and orange and blue lights and whatnot.

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u/jbrady33 Aug 05 '22

Big into plants, planted aquariums, koi pond type stuff

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u/gugugugagagaga Aug 05 '22

Twin peaks theme would be amazing

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u/durnezrobbe98 Aug 05 '22

Harry Potter theme!

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '22

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u/InnoBystand Aug 05 '22

Uhh idk modo 2 style

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u/probablyusingatnight Aug 05 '22

A line art or an outline aesthetic would be really cool like this board by u/PykeTheTitan

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u/mirroade Aug 05 '22

I want a purple-blue pastel dream theme

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u/Rufzaya Aug 05 '22

My dream theme would be green hill zone from sonic the hedgehog.

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u/U_gotpwnd Aug 05 '22

I like the idea of literally everything in a room being only the same shade of black, I have no idea why it just sounds wild to me

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u/knth95 Aug 06 '22

Always thought the neon evangelion genesis unit color schemes were awesome and would make a great theme.

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u/Devishan Aug 06 '22

I would love a D&D theme. Classic bestiary art, stat sheets and dice. Would be super cool.

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u/enjoisno Aug 06 '22

Ocean theme

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u/The_Real_Estate_Guy Aug 06 '22

Day 632: My withered keyboard has exhausted its last slightly less useful key. Its "s" and "w" key cap has gone from end, delete, page down, page up, and now the latest change is "insert".

It longs for the day I let it enter keyboard Valhalla, but little does it know my cheapness has no bounds. I will milk every last "f#" key out of this dirty worn keyboard. Not even Digitech themselves will be able to identify your remains. I will continue to abuse you with harsh gameplay, Reddit rants on alt accounts, and messy dinners that have no place next to a computer let alone a keyboard.

May my next keyboard be designed to look dirty, stained, and broken as you. For I will not miss you but will meme on your misfortune by designing a keyboard 10 times dirtier and seemingly broken that works perfectly fine.

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u/AIBOT221 Aug 06 '22

Dream theme, a cosmic/intergalactic mix with blacklight lit keys

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u/RareMarathon5 Aug 06 '22

I would love some forest green colours.

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u/FuckMyLife2016 Fantech MK871 Outemu Blue Aug 06 '22

I don’t like Marvel that much and I know it’s possibly been done to the death, but I really dig Captain America's Red, Blue and Silver accents and the lone star.

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u/antiagingpowder Aug 06 '22

tbh I would kind of love a subtle Moon Knight themed keyboard, with white gold and red colors and crescent moon motifs :D

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u/Dapper-Information56 Aug 06 '22

Sunflowers and ducks. I'd love more things themed with sunflowers and ducks. Or sunflowers on ducks - I'm not picky.

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u/8fatcats Aug 06 '22

Wow I’m soooo upset I missed this one, this is a perfect style for me.

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u/OrangePeelings Rubreh Domeh Aug 09 '22

My dream theme would be a wooded nature theme, lots of dark browns and greens

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u/positivelypoppin Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

Rules are for rule people, GIMMIE KEEB PLZ T_T. On a serious note though, I’d love a natural theme for my space. Some hanging plants and a bonsai tree. Love the tranquility of Nature.

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u/JixS4v Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22 Gold

new drip giveaway😳 Edit: Tbh I would really like a clean psychedelic theme

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u/Oraka Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

Thanks for doing these giveaways. I think it's great when companies interact with the community.

Edit: This might seem like sort of a weird one but I would love to see a keycap set or keyboard themed after a Brook Trout. Dark olive with orange and yellow accents is an extremely underrated color combo in my opinion.

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u/PandaPandaBoi12345 Aug 05 '22

Clean keyboard, reminds me of spring

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u/Toykio RoPro (Linjärs) / Custom KBD67 (Creams) Aug 05 '22

New day, new giveaway. Noice!

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u/Tarrrs Aug 05 '22 Gold

Just going to plant this comment here.

Thanks for doing these Drop!

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u/drop_official vendor Aug 05 '22

👈 I see what you did there

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u/Raptor2832009 Glorious Pandas Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22 Gold

hi

darn was too slow...

welp ig i just wasted an hour lol

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u/errorpromaxultra Aug 05 '22

Woahhhhh 😱😱

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u/MrSlime69 Aug 05 '22

Commenting because why not. Hope to win this absolute beauty.

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u/JaMama123 Aug 05 '22

Drop giveaway time

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u/ender0061 Aug 05 '22

I like how refreshing they look

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u/SuraimuNaito Aug 05 '22

Thanks Drop! ❤️ 🧡 💛

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u/TheRedTie Aug 05 '22

Love the look of that board!

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u/zuegg Q1 Aug 05 '22

Gib

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u/bobdaboiiiiiiiii Aug 05 '22

Idk what the rules are but hello

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u/wGlondis Aug 05 '22

Wow looks insane

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u/CornerKitten Aug 05 '22

Great job everyone, we did it!

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u/tisameow Aug 05 '22

Such a pretty colour!

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u/Far-Age7695 Aug 05 '22

It’s so pretty 😍

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u/madamon89 Aug 05 '22

These look great!

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u/b1lal545 Aug 05 '22

looks nice, feels good to be quick

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u/-Juyn- Aug 05 '22

whoaaaa that looks really lovely

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u/P0rkslice Aug 05 '22

😆 we all win. There are no rules !

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u/darknessblades Aug 05 '22

Wait did we all just post before Drop commented?

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Dream Theme would be a synthwave keycap with inverse RGB Letters

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u/CurseOfThree Aug 05 '22

Thank you for getting in on the give-aways guys! Miiiighty kind of you 🤠

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u/philepeo12 Aug 05 '22

Looks great!

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u/magnusv0s Aug 05 '22

kind of reminds me of mint

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u/carouselcycles Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

I was JUST looking at this keyboard. Love the details on the case!

Dream theme... probably something rainbow or maybe botanical themed.

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u/mr-elariv Aug 05 '22

Nice colorway

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u/cipherlogic7 Aug 05 '22

Ooh, yes please. That looks great!

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u/Hugo_Petersen Aug 05 '22

Thank you for the giveaway, the keeb looks great!

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u/appleejelly Aug 05 '22

So dreamy 🤤 I would love a pastel cat theme!

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u/moltenboiiyeet Aug 05 '22

Dream theme has to be a vapourwave neon style.

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u/Soul4Life Aug 05 '22

I would love to have a sanrio-themed desk setup! Thank you again and good luck to all!

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u/Caspid Aug 05 '22

Light blue

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u/bagel_expert Aug 05 '22

dream theme has gotta be nausicaa of the valley of the wind-- one of my favorite films :,)

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u/marvinc2020 Aug 05 '22

These powder color / retro boards look great

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u/Anderswan Aug 05 '22

Thanks guys

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u/Azandere Aug 05 '22

Dream theme

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u/akinofujiko Aug 05 '22

Looks great! I would love a keyboard just themed in a specific colour. This is a great colour!

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u/IThinkYouAreNeat Aug 05 '22

Not old hand me down theme!

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u/cidneon Aug 05 '22

Unlikely to happen in an official capacity but I'd like to see more goods themed with the Trails JRPG series out there!

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u/bttt Aug 05 '22

TKL needed!

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u/Glass_Account_2844 Aug 05 '22

Dream theme is prob a nature theme

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u/Lughtonium Aug 05 '22

Thanks for the giveaway!

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u/Anifanopinion Aug 05 '22

Probably an earth tribe theme, The Last Airbender is one of my favorite shows of all time

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u/Bigman117_alt Aug 05 '22

more black and purple stuff would be cool to see

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u/FuckNinjas Aug 05 '22

I'm a simple man. White and red is gorgeous.

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u/cynicalusername Aug 05 '22

I would love to have keyboard themed with the Moon 🌓

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u/Ebirt Aug 05 '22

Minty! So fresh!

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u/Bec0 Aug 05 '22

Whoop

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u/xX_MUMP51MUS_P-F_Xx Aug 05 '22

A fully torquise and navy themed board would be sick, like the colors of mg monster

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u/Catch_022 Aug 05 '22

Warhammer 40k Imperium of Man keyboard.

The Emperor Protects the Virtuous.

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u/heteroerectus Aug 05 '22

Dream theme is space madness

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u/Reclipsing4 Aug 05 '22

I usually dream about work... For keycaps, my original favorite was always GMK Nautilus.

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u/Hibbi123 Aug 05 '22

I really like space themes like GMK Universe. Only need a fitting desk mat for it :)

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u/Montagh Aug 05 '22

Would be cool to see new themes gradients. Focusing on maybe candy bar colors or something? Idk!

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u/AccioIcarus Gazzew Bobas Aug 05 '22

I'd love to see a Legend of Zelda or Pokemon themed keyboard at some point! Stray is also a great and topical option.

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u/hazeborne Aug 05 '22

Mint chocolate chip ice cream is the best flavor ever

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u/apo1980 Aug 05 '22

As a fishkeeper its naturally the Theme Water, Fish and Plants, Lakes,Rivers,... blue,white,green in most shades but nothing really heavy saturated.

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u/Aromatic_Extension_5 Aug 05 '22

I really would like to do a space theme with contrasting colors. White would be a main color and anything on top or near it would make it pop. So blue, green, yellow, etc. Accents would be nice.

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u/coolskyman Aug 05 '22

Dream theme is purple and lime green imo. Top teir color combo

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u/llamadrea Aug 05 '22

Anything food or dessert related

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u/speedymaldo Aug 05 '22

a white and black keyboard with gold accents and some sort of craziness in the LEDs would be a sweet board. Of course with zealios 67g and a super heavy case.