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 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.
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 key mapping 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
Add-on Custom Keycap Set (Save $10)
GMK Red Samurai (65% Kit)
MT3 /dev/tty (65% Kit)
XDA Canvas (65% Kit)
MT3 Susuwatari - Base Kit
Add-on Drop Skylight Series Keycap Set (save $5)
Add-on Drop Switches (save $5)
Drop Halo Switch Pack - Clear
Drop Halo Switch Pack - True
Drop + Invyr Holy Panda Switch Pack
Add-on Cherry Switches
Cherry MX Blue RGB
Cherry MX Brown RGB
Cherry MX Red RGB
Cherry MX Silver RGB
Add-on Gateron Switches
Gateron Aliaz Silent Tactile 60g
Gateron Aliaz Silent Tactile 70g
Gateron SMD Clear
Gateron SMD Blue
Gateron SMD Green
Gateron SMD Red
Gateron SMD Yellow
Add-on Kailh Switches
Kailh Speed Copper
Kailh Speed Silver
Kailh Speed Gold
Kailh Pro Burgundy
Kailh Pro Purple
Kailh Box Jade
Kailh Box Navy
Anodized CNC machined aluminum frame
Hot-swap switch sockets
Plate-mounted Cherry-style stabilizers
Floating key design
Dual USB-C connectors
PCB compatible with 3-pin plate-mount switches and stabilizers only
Halo mechanical switches: 3 pin, plate mount
Kailh Box mechanical switches: 3 pin, plate mount
Kailh Pro mechanical switches: 3 pin, plate mount
Kailh Speed mechanical switches: 3 pin, plate mount
Gateron SMD mechanical switches: 3 pin, plate mount
Cherry RGB mechanical switches: 3 pin, plate mount
Aliaz mechanical switches: 5 pin, PCB mount
Dimensions: 12.67 x 4.41 x 1.3 in (32.2 x 11.2 x 3.3 cm)
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 Sep 30, 2021 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout.
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