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Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard

Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard

Case Color: Space Gray
Switch Type: Halo True (60g Tactile)
Complete Setup:
Drop Skylight Series Keycap Set
(save $5)
Custom Keycap Kit
(Save $10)
Drop ALT Keyboard Soft Carry Case
(save $5)
Add Drop 3-year Warranty with Accidental Coverage (US Only) +$35
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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 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 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, too. Grab it with your choice of switches to get just the feel you want.

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

Optimized Per-Key Lighting With Millions of Colors

The ALT features light pipes built into the switches that are 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 Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT 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 use the spare connector to transfer data and charge devices at USB 2.0 speeds.

Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard
Drop ALT 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.

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

Case Colors

Optional Drop Skylight Series Keycap Set (Save $5)

Optional Custom Keycap Kit (Save $10)

Add-on Drop ALT Keyboard Soft Carry Case (save $5)

Built for compact performance, our ALT keyboards are often on the go. Drop members sitewide have requested carrying cases, and we’ve answered the call. Introducing the ALT Keyboard Soft Carry Case: a streamlined solution for carrying the ALT, ALT High-Profile, and similar-sized 65% keyboards. Made from a protective polyester outer shell with a soft synthetic felt inner lining, this case is rugged where it needs to be and gentle where it counts. An extra interior pocket makes it easy to carry USB cables and other small accessories, while a Velcro closure keeps things simple and secure. Finished in a textured charcoal color, this Drop-exclusive case is sure to pair well with any keyboard, backpack, or desktop setup.

Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard


  • 67 keys
  • Anodized CNC machined aluminum frame
  • Custom PCB 
  • Hot-swap switch sockets 
  • QMK firmware
  • Plate-mounted Cherry-style stabilizers
  • Cherry MX, Kaihua, or Halo switches
  • Doubleshot PBT shine-through keycaps
  • Floating key design
  • Dual USB-C connectors
  • PCB compatible with 3-pin plate-mount switches only
  • Weight: 24.5 oz (696 g)
  • Dimensions with OEM keycaps: 12.67 x 4.41 x 1.26 in (32.2 x 11.2 x 3.2 cm), 1.57 in (4 cm) height with magnetic feet attached 
  • Keyboard Configurator


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


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 Sep 22, 2021 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout.

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