Drop ALT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Drop ALT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Case Color: Black
Complete Setup:
Switches (70 pack)
Drop Keycap Kit
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Compact Layout, Comprehensive Features

The Drop ALT mechanical keyboard is just like the CTRL, but with 67 keys instead of 87. Absent of function keys, it wastes no space—but it still has a full set of arrows and numerals. Constructed with a solid aluminum frame with a built-in switch plate, the ALT is rock solid. And thanks to the Kaihua switch sockets, it allows you to swap switches whenever you want with no soldering required. It’s also fully programmable via QMK, meaning you can assign macros or custom keybinds to every key. With dual USB-C connectors, the ALT is outfitted with the fastest available connections. What’s more, it has customizable RGB backlighting and underlighting. Set it to a single color or light it up with a rainbow wave pattern.

Note: This run is for the ALT Barebones Keyboard, which does not include keycaps or switches. 

At checkout, you can add a set of keycaps and switches to complete your keyboard. All switch packs include 70 switches.

Drop ALT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Optimized Per-Key Lighting With Millions of Colors

The ALT features RGB lighting so you’ll also have your choice from millions of different colors for every single key. If you want the lighting to cycle through the entire spectrum, you’ve got it; if you prefer a two-toned look to match your setup, consider it done. There’s also a built-in LED diffuser with light-blocking material to minimize hotspots found in many other keyboards. Worried about flickering? Don’t be. The backlighting displays at a super-high frame rate, so it’s clear as day even at night.

Drop ALT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Fully Programmable Via QMK

Customizing your keyboard is a lot of fun. That’s why the ALT features a fully programmable layout, designed for modification. Using QMK firmware, you have total control over every key. Plus, the configurator allows you to program macros and customized keymapping so you can easily fine-tune your keyboard for gaming, work, or play. It’s also outfitted with two USB type-C connectors (one on each side), allowing you to transfer data and charge devices at USB 2.0 speeds.

Drop ALT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Hefty Aluminum Frame & Hot-Swappable Switches

The ALT is made from a solid block of anodized aluminum, which is known for its toughness and ability to hold a quality surface finish. Heavy enough to stay put when you're locked into an intense FPS match or hammering out an essay, the frame also has a low profile to complement your desktop. Thanks to the built-in switch plate and hot-swappable PCB, the ALT gives you the freedom to change out your switches whenever you like. Best of all? You don’t need to solder each switch. Just pop them in and they’re ready to go.

Case Color

Add-on Custom Keycap Set (Save $10)

Add-on Drop Skylight Series Keycap Set (save $5)

Add-on Drop Switches (save $5)

Add-on Cherry Switches

Add-on Gateron Switches

Add-on Kailh Switches


  • 67 keys
  • Anodized CNC machined aluminum frame
  • Custom PCB 
  • Hot-swap switch sockets 
  • QMK firmware
  • Plate-mounted Cherry-style stabilizers
  • Floating key design
  • Dual USB-C connectors
  • PCB compatible with 3-pin plate-mount switches only
  • Weight: 24.5 oz (696 g)
  • Dimensions: 12.7 x 4.4 x 1.25 in (32.2 x 11.2 x 3.2 cm)
  • Keyboard Configurator


  • Two-piece aluminum case w/ diffuser
  • PCB
  • Plate-mount stabilizers
  • 56-inch USB cable
  • Keycap puller
  • Switch puller
  • 1-year Drop Warranty 


We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.


Estimated ship date is Oct 1, 2021 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout.

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