If you are reading The edge and you are a fan of mechanical keyboard (and why not both?), we have an exclusive deal for you. Drop is offering 20 percent off some of its popular mechanical keyboard keycap sets, just for you.
Aside from the feel and sound of typing, the colorful styles of keycaps are the thing that often draws people to mechanical keyboards and has contributed to this recent resurgence in the scene. There’s just something so cool about a board with some beautifully vibrant colors popping out. While there are tons of styles out there — some of which are clones of popular designs — Drop has partnered with designers to offer a variety of high-quality keycaps.
This sale includes options such as the RedSuns GMK Samurai set in tenkeyless format for $80 ($20 off), the light blue MiTo GMK Belafonte set for $124 ($31 off), and the gray and white Oblotzky SA Oblivion V2 set for as low as $33.60 ($8.40 off). If you prefer a more conventional look, the GMK white-on-black kit costs $88 ($22 off). And for those who want something truly unique, the MiTo GMK Pixel completely eschews alpha legends in favor of stylized arrows for $112 ($28 off).
All of these keycaps are designed for MX-style keyboards and made from double-shot ABS plastic so the legends don’t wear out with use – although they can get a little shiny over time from finger oil. The GMK caps are made in Germany while the Oblotzky set is made in the USA. Don’t forget to use the promo code VERGE20 at checkout to claim your juicy discount and click-clack away.
A good keyboard deserves a great mouse to pair with, and Logitech’s excellent G Pro X Superlight is currently available for $109.99 in black from Amazon. This is a high-performance gaming mouse that will appeal to even non-gamers, thanks to its no-nonsense look. The average person might have a hard time saying this mouse is fit for esports-level performance if they just saw it sitting on a desk in the office. Aside from the discreet appearance, its strengths lie in its lightweight construction – weighing only about 63 grams. On the software side, you’re dealing with the gaming-focused Logitech G Hub app, but you can tweak the two extra buttons and tweak the Hero sensor’s DPI sensitivity to your heart’s content. Tailor it to your taste and spin your favorite shooting game for 360-no-scope fun. Or, you know, some really long spreadsheets.
Apple’s late 2021 AirPods have once again come closer to their best price. The third-generation AirPods sell for $149.99 at Amazon and Walmart, just $10 less than Black Friday and Cyber Monday times. This approximately $29 discount gets you wireless earbuds for Apple devices with improved sound over its predecessors, spatial audio, and a MagSafe-compatible wireless charging case. They may not have active noise canceling and optional silicone tips for a better fit like the more expensive AirPods Pro, but they’re water and sweat resistant for the occasional workout. Read our review†
You probably hear “military specs” or “military grade” all the time. It’s what many brands express when they try to make a lifestyle product sound difficult and cool† The Garmin Instinct Tactical fitness tracker has some specs to prove it, meeting the military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance – meaning it’s designed to withstand a lot of punishment. It also has some features aimed specifically at military personnel, such as a night mode for use with real night vision goggles. This is the kind of smartwatch for someone who appreciates comprehensive GPS tracking, which should cover even the most remote areas, and who appreciates an aesthetic reminiscent of G-Shocks.
Garmin’s Instinct Tactical is currently available from Amazon and Adorama for $199.99 – $100 off the regular price of $299.99. It comes preloaded with workouts and tracking programs for swimming, biking, and even skydiving/air jumps.