Drop’s signature MT3 profile mechanical keycaps buy one get one free
I know Saturdays are usually for sleeping, but I hope you won’t sleep on this series of offers. Drop is offering a very special sale on its exclusive collection of MT3 profile keycaps for Cherry-style mechanical keyboards. You can buy two sets of basic or ortholinear keys and get them for the price of one when you use the code MT3FREE until Sunday February 20. This may seem like a confusing jumble of jargon to the uninitiated in the mechanical keyboard, but that’s okay, because we’re here to help people learn as well as save.
Drop’s signature MT3 keycaps have a deeply scalloped outline so your fingers rest gently while you type. They fit most Cherry MX keyboard switches – the most commonly used type – and they’re made of high-quality ABS or PBT plastic. They’re designed by Matt3o and come in all sorts of funky colorways, ranging from retro to futuristic. This offer is exclusively for Basic Kits (the QWERTY layouts you’re used to seeing) and Ortholinear Kits (highly specialized boards with keys laid out in a uniform grid), with prices ranging from $110 to $130 per Game.
Since Drop owns the exclusive rights to the MT3 tooling, there are no counterfeits or counterfeits to snatch them up, but they’re also much easier to find compared to keycaps sold in group buys which can take months to deliver. Some of these MT3 keycaps are already sold out at Drop, but if you hurry, you can still grab a pair of cool sets with this deal and essentially save 50%.
Now for a chord that’s not just for us keyboard fanatics. Apple’s latest 16-inch MacBook Pro, which has been a real hit with content creators and power users, is available now for $2,299 on Amazon and Best buy. That’s $200 off the oversized base model, which comes equipped with the 10-core M1 Pro processor, 16-core GPU, 16GB of memory, and 512GB of SSD storage. The larger MacBook Pro is ideal for photo and video editing given its excellent display and lightning-fast performance, especially when using native Apple applications such as Final Cut X. The screen may have a polarizing notch up top, but with terrific hardware under the hood and a host of handy ports, it’s easier to forget about it. Read our review.
As for speed and performance, Samsung’s PCIe 4.0-enabled 980 Pro 1TB is currently on sale for $169.99, with a heatsink, at Best Buy and Amazon. This M.2 SSD is fast enough for a serious PC or even the PlayStation 5, and it’s currently $80 off its regular price of $249.99. If you don’t need the heatsink – a requirement for the PS5 – the price is even lower on Amazon, where you can grab it right now for $149.99, its second best price yet. While there are certainly larger configurations available, this sturdy drive should hold a fair amount of games, effectively allowing you to double the storage capacity of your PS5.
If you love PC gaming or just want a high-quality mouse that doesn’t look like a UFO about to take off from your desk, the Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse is on sale at Amazon and GameStop right now. now for $77.99, an all-time low. This lightweight mouse was developed with esports in mind, but you’d never guess that just by looking at its svelte and truly ambidextrous design. Indeed, it can easily blend into just about any desktop setup without being overbearing or garish, which is common with many gaming-focused peripherals.
There’s a newer model of this mouse — the Logitech G Pro X Superlight, which is currently on sale on Amazon for $149 — but it’s almost twice the retail price of the last-gen G Pro. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with the original model.
Microsoft’s Xbox Stereo Headset is already an affordable value proposition at its full price of $59.99, but that’s now a steal considering it’s currently available for around $46 at Amazon, Microsoft, Target, and Best. Buy. This headset shares a lot in common with the more expensive Xbox Wireless Headset – it’s just wired with a 3.5mm cable. That same wire makes it compatible with just about anything that uses a headphone jack, including non-Xbox consoles like the PS5 and Nintendo Switch. We see these price drops from time to time, and they’re worth a look if you want a no-frills gaming headset that nails the essentials. Read our review.
The Xbox Elite Series 2 controller, another of our favorite games, is back to an all-time low of $139.99 ($40 off) at GameStop and Walmart. The excellence of the Elite Series 2 comes from its myriad customization options, which allow you to fine-tune the feel of the controller with a D-pad and interchangeable thumbsticks. Its optional back paddle buttons are also mappable to your function of choice, letting you have the edge in first-person shooters and other games where keeping both thumbs on the thumbs is essential. sticks at any time. Read our review.
Some other offers not to doze off
- One of Intel’s 12th Gen Core i7 desktop processors is currently on sale at Amazon. The Intel 12700KF is $350.98 (around $39 off, requires the use of a discrete GPU).
Hori’s Zelda-Themed D-Pad controller for the Nintendo Switch is $19.99 ($5 off) at Amazon. The Joy-Con replacement lacks motion controls, wireless connectivity and HD rumble support, but it makes up for it with better functionality when playing games in handheld mode thanks to a built-in D-Pad. Read our review.
- Another great ergonomic upgrade for the Switch, PowerA’s Joy-Con Comfort Grip, is just $9.88 ($5.11 off) in red or black at Amazon. These grips offer improved comfort over Nintendo’s proprietary offering (and for a lot less money).
- HyperX’s CloudX is currently on sale on Amazon for $44.99 ($25 off), its second-lowest price yet. The comfortable gaming headset’s in-line volume controls may not be as sleek as the Xbox headset’s rotary earcup mentioned above, but it does offer larger 50mm drivers, a detachable mic, and a wired connection. 3.5mm for use with any console.
- You can buy a refurbished Oculus Quest 2 128GB for $249 ($50 off) through a reputable seller on eBay right now, one with a 99% positivity rate. The VR headset also comes in like-new condition with a two-year warranty through Allstate. Read our review.