Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
$219
$250

Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard

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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 to be 6-degrees, the case is ergonomically crafted for a natural feel—and it’s quite a bit heavier than before. Thanks to the hot-swap 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. To enhance the backlighting, there are shine-through doubleshot PBT keycaps, too.

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Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical 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 LEDs operate at a frequency of 100 Hz, so there won't be any visible flicker.

Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical 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 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 Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical 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 Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard

Case Color Options

Optional Add-On LOOP Mechanical Switch Puller

When it comes to mechanical keyboards, half the fun is swapping switches, keycaps, and components. Hotswappable keyboards are convenient ways to audition new switch types without the need to solder, but some PCBs have really stiff sockets and pins—so having a high-quality switch puller can save you a lot of time and effort. This high-quality puller from LOOP has a rubber coating for grippability and comfort, meaning you won’t have to worry about stiffness when pulling lots of switches. And the hooked, inward-curving claws reach safely and snugly around your hot-swappable or desoldered switches to give you leverage without doing damage.

Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

  • 87 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
  • High-profile design
  • Dual USB-C connectors
  • PCB compatible with 3-pin 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

Included

  • Two-piece aluminum case w/ diffuser
  • PCB
  • Switches and keycaps
  • Plate-mount stabilizers
  • 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.

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 May 25, 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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Does this work with MacOS ? If so, what are its limitations with MacOS?
Jan 24, 2021
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han
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There aren't any limitations. The only thing that I do differently is swap the mapping for the command key and the alt key. Source: I have a ctrl and a macbook pro.Read More
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if its not wireless why have a wire that comes off?
May 13, 2021
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ReyIvory
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Multiple reasons; you can change out the cable with a custom one (a popular choice is to use aviator cables.) You can also choose which side you want the cable to go on and plug a second one into...Read More
Jun 15, 2021
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what is the difference between the "high profile ctrl" and the regular ctrl?
Jul 2, 2021
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mrwitte
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The regular CTRL is a low profile or "floating" design, which means that when you view the keyboard from the side (or any angle other than the top) you can clearly see the switches under the...Read More
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avocarde
heavy!!!
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CTRL HP + SA Laser
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CTRL High Profile + SA Hyperfuse
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Maxkey Dolch SA keycaps. Cable from SpaceCables.
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Great keyboard
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DROP CTRL w/ GMK OLIVIA
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Halo Trues, with SA Symbiosis 2.0 alphas, and a few random miscellaneous kits from PMK.
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With Holy Panda tactile switches & /dev/tty MT3 caps
swordrunner
Drop CTRL while on
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MT3 Dusk Caps, Stupidfish Foam, Zeal Stabs, Glorious Pandas with Halo True Stems for a more OG Panda
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High profile black
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