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Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard

Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard

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A Mech Keys Favorite, Now in High Profile

The Drop ALT High-Profile is just like the original ALT, but now it comes with a tall CNC-aluminum case that covers the switches. Machined to have 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 hot-swap 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. To enhance the backlighting, there are shine-through doubleshot PBT keycaps.

Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard

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 translucent LED diffuser to minimize hotspots found in many other keyboards. Worried about flickering? Don’t be. The LEDs operate at a frequency of 100 Hz, so there won't be any visible flicker.

Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard

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 Drop 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.

Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard

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.

Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard

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  • 67 keys
  • Anodized CNC-machined aluminum frame
  • 6º case angle
  • Custom PCB 
  • Hot-swap switch sockets 
  • QMK firmware
  • Plate-mounted Cherry-style stabilizers
  • Cherry MX, Kaihua, or Halo switches
  • Doubleshot PBT shine-through keycaps
  • Dual USB-C connectors
  • PCB compatible with 3-pin plate-mount switches only
  •  Dimensions with OEM keycaps: 12.67 x 4.41 x 1.57 in (32.2 x 11.2 x 4 cm) 
  • Weight: 43 oz (1,219 g)
  •  Keyboard Configurator 


  • 56-inch USB cable
  • Keycap puller
  • Switch puller
  • 1-year Drop Warranty

Drop Extended 3-Year Warranty with Accidental Coverage

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.


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 Nov 30, 2022 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.

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Top Customer Questions26
I heard there will be a revision with compatibility for 5-pin switches. When will that revision be out? Will there be a revision for the stabilizers too? Perhaps screw-in stabilizers?
Mar 22, 2021
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This says hot swappable - does this mean it will work with Gateron switches?
Jan 21, 2021
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Yes, but not the optical variant. Also, if you get the 5 pin variation, you will need to clip the extra two legs.Read More
Jan 27, 2021
Two questions: Can this keyboard be built without the diffuser without any problems? If so, can anybody show me pictures of it put together without the diffuser?
Oct 27, 2021
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It needs the diffuserRead More
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