shopping_cart
Drop CTRL Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
$119
$150

Drop CTRL Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

bookmark_border
$119
$150
Case Color:
Complete Setup:
add
Switches (90 pack)
add
Drop Keycap Kit
add
Loop Switch Puller
4.2k Sold
·
Ready to Ship
·
Free Returns in USA

search
close
Kevin
5246
Outreach
Sep 10, 2020
Stickied
Great news everyone, the CTRL Barebones mechanical keyboards have started to arrive (a few weeks early!). There's two shipments, one that has arrived and one that is a couple of weeks away. The one arriving is mainly the black ones, so we'll be able to start shipping those in the coming days. Some (but not all) of the silvers will also be shipping. The remaining orders will be shipping in about 2 weeks when the next shipment arrives, also (slightly) early.
Elbert
2565
Oct 27, 2020
Most likely Q3 or Q4. Could be earlier, but no promises. Lots of things in the current global climate conspire to delay our projects.
debo
8
Oct 27, 2020
I do perfectly understand; thanks a lot for the info, I think hold on my k-type a little longer then and wait for the updated pcb
clickclacky
0
Nov 16, 2021
I also wanted to add - quite frankly both this barebones option and the fully built keyboards (for both ALT and CTRL), really could benefit from having the extra color cases as options when ordering, along side the existing Space Gray and Black. I ended up ordering an extra case in the purple, but that means I'll have my space gray one sitting around doing nothing but collecting dust in a corner of my closet (not ready to shell out even more $ to turn it into its own keyboard). I really would have loved to just pick purple as an option from the get go.
clickclacky
0
Nov 10, 2021
I bought the barebones and got switches and keycaps to make it fancier than the standard ones that were available. I had fun putting it together, but... I came across this Github discussion on QMK's GH, and honestly this is making me wonder if I made a terrible mistake buying a Drop CTRL keyboard. https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/issues/14082 I'm trying to learn how to customize my keyboard without using the weird GUI page that Drop has by using QMK directly, and seeing the above makes me worried I wasted a lot of money for something that could end up being required to use the GUI to "customize" forever and ever... And I use "customize" in the loosest sense of the term - like someone else said, why are all the RGB animations nerfed? A couple are included and that's it? Lame, and the GUI doesn't seem to allow one to open up any others. Also, lame. Also the fact that Drop's own GH has been stale for almost 1.5 years does not give me a lot of hope, either. I had been considering dropping more money on either just the extra colored case for my CTRL, or even more on a full build of the Signature series, but, this has given me serious pause on that idea. I hope that the tease about "maybe good news" in that thread means that there is indeed good news about the situation and I don't have to be scared away to find some other keyboard company to give my money to.
filefish
355
Nov 10, 2021
This came up here a couple months ago, and at the time, Drop's staff said not to worry, and negotiations were underway. There hasn't been any news since, though.
clickclacky
0
Nov 16, 2021
Thanks. In some cases, no news is not necessarily good news though. I hope there are updates on this soon.
zipang
2
Sep 7, 2021
No ISO Layout.... Well.. How long should we have to wait until Drop really takes care of the european market ? :/
(Edited)
stevo84
9
Oct 15, 2021
How would a US layout affect us for gaming?
Skizzah
0
Jun 19, 2021
Why on earth does this ship with the RGB animations nerfed?
euforia
1
Apr 18, 2021
Wow! This is almost the perfect barebone, if it just wasn't for the lack of ISO layout. You have my vote to make an ISO layout for us nordics. Then I would buy one or two in an instant!
Neostar
23
Apr 17, 2021
Still no ISO layout option 🤨
NerfHerder
20
Apr 20, 2021
Honestly, I'd probably have bought several of the various Drop boards by now, if they came in ISO.
NerfHerder
20
Apr 6, 2021
As per usual, looks great, but... no ISO, no sale.
greatadrian
10
Apr 1, 2021
Are all the issues with double input (chattering) solved in this version? Is it still the firmware fix from 2019 or did you find the root cause?
Matthew_done
1
Mar 29, 2021
Comment hidden
help
Showing 22 of 110
keyboard_arrow_up
Newest
110 OF 110 POSTS
keyboard_arrow_down
Oldest
Recent Activity
Placed an order
Placed an order
Placed an order