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Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
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Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

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Build Your Compact, Custom Experience On Barebones

With an innovative, interchangeable decorative top case, our CSTM65 Mechanical Keyboard is folding in a new layer to the world of compact keyboard customization. Now, with the CSTM65 Barebones, you can fold in a few layers of your own. This stripped-down game-changer doesn’t come with keycaps or switches, so you can outfit it with anything of your choosing. It also doesn’t include the decorative top case, so you’ll get to select your favorite—or list of favorites—at check out. Installation is ultra-intuitive: each top decorative top case fits magnetically—and seamlessly—onto the CSTM65’s specially designed polycarbonate case. It’s a breakthrough in the world of keyboard modifications, and we’ll be rolling it out in more than a few styles to match community-favorite keycap sets, colorways, and more. We’re also supporting the CSTM65 with a host of additional add-ons—including several keyboard weights and switch plates—to tailor your typing experience even further. Combine it all with a top-tier spec sheet, and you have a compact custom barebones keyboard ready to take center stage on any desk.

Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

 Looking for a fully-built option? Check out CSTM65 Mechanical Keyboard.

Designed to Refine—& Redefine

Understated, sophisticated, and armed with at least one trick up sleeve, the CSTM65 is the culmination of modern keyboard design, with a little disruption thrown in for good measure. That’s courtesy of the decorative top case—and while it’s certainly a disruptor in the keyboard space, it’s anything but disruptive on your desk. It attaches easily, securely, and inconspicuously; and it’s available now in several styles (and two materials), with many more to come. Around the top case, we designed CSTM80 with a refined aesthetic that’s both minimalist and classic. To this end, we chose the space-efficient 65% layout, complete with arrow keys for functionality that doesn’t compromise the compact footprint. We also chose south-facing per-key RGB lights to avoid keycap interference for unimpeded typing, with a sophisticated lightshow in tow. Creating your custom lighting experience—and well as your key commands—is both intuitive and in-depth, thanks to an STM32 chipset with QMK, VIA and Vial support.

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Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CSTM65 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Uncompromising Typing, From Top to Bottom

The CSTM65 isn’t all looks and electronics. Under the hood—or rather, the top case—you’ll find a host of components designed to deliver an uncompromising typing feel. At its core, that feel starts with the polycarbonate inner case, specially crafted to securely hold the decorative top case and deliver just the right amount of flex for your typing. Inside this case, we’ve added in a custom gasket-mounted system with easily replaceable gasket pegs so you can easily switch pegs when changing plates. We’ve also installed a full array of foam—including PORON plate foam and case foam, IXPE switch foam, and a special silicone patch that fills out the bottom case and acts as a bottom gasket for the keyboard. Throw in the hot-swappable PCBA with south-facing LEDs for an enthusiast-preferred configuration—plus a flexible polycarbonate plate and solid aluminum case weight—and you’ve got an exceptional typing experience, with plenty of room for customization. Check out our selection of interchangeable CSTM80 plates and case weights to get yours just right.

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Specs

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  • Layout: 65%
  • 67 keys
  • Case material: Polycarbonate
  • Decorative top case material: Polycarbonate or aluminum
  • Case and switch foam: PORON case foam, PORON plate foam, IXPE switch foam, silicone bottom case patch and gasket layer
  • Gasket-mounted with removable gaskets
  • Hot-swappable switch sockets
  • 5-pin switch support
  • Per-key RGB LED lighting 
  • South-facing RGB LEDs 
  • Stock aluminum weight: 3.9 oz
  • Typing angle: 6°
  • QMK, VIA, and Vial compatible

Included

  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • Switch puller
  • Keycap puller
  • Extra gasket pegs x3
  • Stock plate: Polycarbonate
  • Drop 1-year warranty

RETURNS—NO QUESTIONS ASKED

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.

Shipping

Estimated ship date is Apr 29, 2024 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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On the complete keyboard page, it is listed as using Gateron PCBA-mounted stabilizers (screw-in), so most likely the PCB is the same in this barebones kit and will accept screw-in stabilizers.Read More
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No. The decorative top case is purchased separately.Read More
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