Drop ALT High-Profile Barebones Keyboard
Drop ALT High-Profile Barebones Keyboard
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Product Description
The Massdrop ALT High-Profile is just like the original ALT, but now  it comes with a tall CNC-aluminum case that covers the switches.  Machined at a 6-degree angle, the case is ergonomically crafted for a  natural feel Read More
A Mech Keys Favorite, Now in High Profile

The Massdrop ALT High-Profile is just like the original ALT, but now  it comes with a tall CNC-aluminum case that covers the switches.  Machined at a 6-degree angle, the case is ergonomically crafted for a  natural feel. Absent of function keys, the keyboard wastes no space—but  it still has a full set of arrows and numerals. 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 High-Profile is outfitted with the latest  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 item is in stock and will ship within 1 business day. Your payment  method will be charged 2 hours after joining. Cancellations are  accepted until that time.

This is for the ALT High-Profile barebones - which ships without keycaps or switches. 

At checkout, you can also add-on one of our custom keycap sets and save $10 off the regular price.

Optimized Per-Key Lighting With Millions of Colors

The ALT High-Profile is optimized to deliver the most light possible  through the keycaps. You’ll also have your choice from millions of  different colors for every single key. So 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 (100 hertz), so there's  no annoying stutters.

Fully Programmable Via QMK

Customizing your keyboard is a lot of fun. That’s why the ALT  High-Profile features a fully programmable layout, designed for  modification. Using the QMK firmware configurator,  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 use  the spare connector to transfer data and charge devices at USB 2.0  speeds.

Thicker, Heavier Frame & Hot-Swappable Switches

The ALT High-Profile is made from a large block of anodized aluminum,  which is known for its toughness and ability to hold a quality surface  finish. Nearly twice as heavy as the original ALT, the keyboard is heavy  enough to stay put when you're locked into an intense FPS match or  hammering out an essay. Thanks to the built-in switch plate and  hot-swappable PCB, the keyboard 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 Options
Optional Halo Switches

Give your keyboard a tactile feel like never before with the Massdrop Halo Switch Pack.  Developed by Jacob Alexander, these custom switches combine the best  attributes of quiet and clicky switches, which results in near perfect  consistency and smoothness with each keypress. The switches come  preloaded and offer an interesting pop during activation—similar to the  force curve found in Topres. And because heavy tactile switches have  been a huge hit over the years, both the Halo Trues and Clears are nice  and heavy. The Halo Clears emulate Cherry MX Clear switches, while the  Halo Trues better match the original vision of mechanical Topre  switches.

Optional Custom Keycap Kit (Save $10)
  • 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 plate-mount switches and stabilizers only
  • Dimensions: 12.6 x 4.4 x 1.7 in (32.2 x 11.2 x 3.2 cm)
  • Weight: 43 oz (1,219 g)
  • Keyboard Configurator
  • 56-inch USB cable
  • Keycap puller
  • Switch puller
  • Plate-mount stabilizers
  • 1-year Drop Warranty
Free Returns & Exchanges

US customers may return or exchange this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.


Drop is offering a purchasable extended warranty with accidental coverage for this product. Select the option at checkout, and your purchase will be protected from drops, spills, accidents, everything but theft, for 3 years. See the full details of our warranty program here.


All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is Jan 29, 2020 PT.

Your payment method will be charged 2 hours after purchase. Cancellations are accepted until that time, after which the request will be submitted to vendors to deliver the best delivery time to members, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.

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