If you read The edge and you’re a fan of mechanical keyboards (and why shouldn’t you be both?), we have an exclusive offer for you. Drop is giving a 20% discount on some of its popular mechanical keyboard keycap sets, just for you.
Aside from the typing feel and sound, it’s the colorful keycap styles that often draw people to mechanical keyboards and have helped fuel this recent resurgence on the scene. There’s just something so cool about a board with some exquisitely vibrant colors that pop. While there are many, many styles – some of which are clones of popular designs – Drop works with designers to offer a variety of high-quality keycaps.
This sale includes options like the RedSuns GMK Samurai set in the tenkeyless layout for $80 ($20 off), the light blue MiTo GMK Belafonte set for $124 ($31 off), and the gray – 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 set is $88 ($22 off). And for those who want something truly unique, the MiTo GMK Pixel set ditches alpha legends altogether in favor of stylized arrows for $112 ($28 off).
All of these keycaps are designed for MX-style keyboard shafts and are made from double-shot ABS plastic, so the legends won’t wear down with use – although they can get a little shiny over time from finger oils. The GMK caps are made in Germany while the Oblotzky set is made in the USA. Remember to use the promo code VERGE20 at checkout until May 22nd, when the offer ends, to claim your hefty discount and click away.
A good keyboard deserves a great mouse to pair it with, and Logitech’s excellent G Pro X Superlight is currently available on Amazon for $109.99 in black. This is a powerful gaming mouse that can also appeal to non-gamers thanks to its no-frills looks. The average person might have a hard time saying that this mouse is rated at esports-level performance just by seeing it sitting on an office desk. Aside from the understated looks, its strengths lie in its lightweight build – weighing in at just around 63 grams. On the software side, you’ll have to deal with the gaming-focused Logitech G Hub app, but you can customize the two extra buttons and the Tweak Hero sensor DPI sensitivity to your heart’s content. Tune it your way and play around in the shooter game of your choice for 360-degree no-scope fun. Or, you know, some really long spreadsheets.
Apple’s late 2021 AirPods are once again closer to their best price. The third-generation AirPods retail for $149.99 at Amazon and Walmart, just $10 during Black Friday and Cyber Monday times. This roughly $29 discount gets you wireless earbuds for Apple devices that offer improved sound over their predecessors, spatial audio, and a MagSafe-compatible wireless charging case. They might not have active noise cancellation 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 spec” or “military grade” all the time. That’s what a lot of brands say when trying to make a lifestyle product sound hard and Cool. The Garmin Instinct Tactical fitness tracker has some specs to prove it, and it meets military standard 810G for heat, shock, and water resistance — meaning it’s built to take a lot of punishment. It also has some features geared specifically towards military personnel – like a night mode for use with real night vision goggles. This is the kind of smartwatch for someone who values ubiquitous GPS tracking meant to cover even the most remote areas and appreciates a G-Shock-esque aesthetic.
Garmin’s Instinct Tactical is currently available on Amazon and Adorama for $199.99 – $100 off the regular price of $299.99. It comes preloaded with workouts and tracking programs for swimming, cycling, and even skydiving / mid-air jumps.