A Game-Changing Keyboard, Now in High Profile

The Drop CTRL High-Profile is just like the original CTRL, 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—and it’s quite a bit heavier than before. Thanks to the Kaihua  switch sockets, the keyboard 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 CTRL High-Profile is outfitted with the latest  connections. What’s more, it has customizable RGB backlighting and  underlighting, so you can set it to a single color or light it up with a  rainbow wave.

Note: This is for the CTRL High-Profile barebones - which ships without keycaps or switches. 

Drop CTRL High-Profile Barebones Keyboard

Optimized Per-Key Lighting With Millions of Colors

The CTRL 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.

Drop CTRL High-Profile Barebones Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Barebones Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Barebones Keyboard

Fully Programmable Via QMK

Customizing your keyboard is a lot of fun. That’s why the CTRL  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 CTRL High-Profile Barebones Keyboard

Thicker, Heavier Frame & Hot-Swappable Switches

The CTRL High-Profile is made from a large block of anodized aluminum  (in two finishes), which is known for its toughness and ability to hold a  quality surface finish. About twice as heavy as the original CTRL, the  keyboard won’t budge 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  switches whenever you like. In fact, the gaps on the sides of the case  are specifically designed for the included switch-removal tool. Best of  all? You don’t need to solder each switch. Just pop them in and they’re  ready to go.

Drop CTRL High-Profile Barebones Keyboard

Case Color Options

Add-on Drop Switches (save $5)

Add-on Cherry Switches

Add-on Gateron Switches

Add-on Kailh Switches (90 pack)

Add-on Custom Keycap Set (Save $10)

Add-on Drop Skylight Series Keycap Set (save $5)


  • 87 keys
  • Anodized CNC-machined aluminum frame
  • 6º case angle
  • Custom PCB 
  • Hot-swap switch sockets  
  • QMK firmware
  • Plate-mounted Cherry-style stabilizers
  • High-profile design
  • Dual USB-C connectors
  • PCB compatible with plate-mount switches only
  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 5.5 x 1.75 in (36.8 x 14 x 4.4 cm)
  • Weight: 4.25 lbs (1.9 kg)
  • Keyboard Configurator


  • Two-piece aluminum case w/ diffuser
  • PCB
  • Plate-mount stabilizers
  • 56-inch USB cable
  • Keycap puller
  • Switch puller
  • 1-year Drop Warranty 


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 1, 2021 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout.

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black high-profile CTRL with MiTo SA Pulse Noire
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High-profile CTRL with Kailh BOX crystal navy switches
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SA Dasher keycaps on Kailh BOX silent Brown switches.
Swapped out the stabs for cherry oem stabs. Zeal Sakurios 62g lubed with Krytox 205G0 with PBT Vaporwave. Great keyboard for the price.
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