Drop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard
Drop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard
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Product Description
Drop-designed and community-inspired, the CTRL keyboard combines quality construction with feature-loaded functionality. It’s the ultimate tenkeyless keyboard.
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A Better Keyboard, Built Around You
Drop-designed and community-inspired, the CTRL keyboard combines quality construction with feature-loaded functionality. It’s the ultimate tenkeyless keyboard.
Streamlined Aluminum Build
Heavy enough to stay put no matter how hard you type, the CTRL features a solid aluminum frame with a low profile for a streamlined look that complements any setup.
RGB Backlighting
Bring a colorful lightshow straight to your fingertips with customizable RGB backlighting and shine-through PBT keycaps.
Shine-Through PBT Keycaps
Known for their durability, PBT keycaps are built for the long haul—and because the legends are shine-through, not printed, they never fade.
Removable Magnetic Feet
Type at an ergonomic angle or lay your keyboard flat. Fitted with removable magnetic feet, the CTRL seamlessly adjusts to fit your needs.
Elevate Your Typing Experience
Like the satifsying pop of bubble wrap, or the crisp flick of a light switch, mechanical switches deliver a satisfying feel you'll notice immediately.
Find Your Type
Each keyboard comes with your choice of switches, so you can get just the feel you like—whether you prefer something heavy and tactile, or lightweight and linear.
Tactile Halo Switches
Choose our Halo True or Halo Clear switches for that distinct "mechanical" feel. From the tactile bump of each press to the satisfying sound of the actuation, each keypress will keep you coming back for more.
Smooth Silver Switches
Choose Silver switches for a silky smooth keypress from start to finish. They're great for gamers who need to press keys quickly in succession, or people in a quiet office setting.
Classic Cherry Switches
Already have a favorite Cherry MX mechanical switch? We have you covered. The CTRL is available with classic Cherry Blue or Brown switches.
Your Keyboard, Your Way
From backlighting and key commands to switches and keycaps, our mechanical keyboards offer customizable options for today's tasks and trends. Fine-tune yours as much (or as little) as you want.
Keycap Sets & Artisans
Customization starts at your keycaps. Choose a specially themed set, or swap out a single key with something from our vast collection of artisans—the possibilities are endless.
Hot-Swappable Switches
Ready to switch up your switches? Thanks to the CTRL’s hot-swappable PCBA, you can swap in new switches on the fly—no soldering required.
Customizable LED Lighting
Keep the lights off, dial in one of our presets, or customize each key color for a spectacular light show. Our keyboard case features a built-in diffuser to spread light evenly across the board.
Program With QMK Firmware
Programming our keyboards is easy with QMK firmware. Whether you’re creating macros or altering the keymap, use our online configurator to fine-tune your board for gaming, work, or play.
Case Color
Add-on Drop Skylight Series Keycap Set (save $5)
Add-on Custom Keycap Kit (Save $10)
Add-on Assorted Mechanical MX Switches Sampler Pack

Want to change up the feel of your keyboard? Switch your switches. Not sure which switches to choose? Sample the best of the best with our Assorted Mechanical MX Switches Sampler Pack. Filled with 20 different switches from beloved brands—including Cherry, Gateron, and Kailh—each pack contains a wide assortment of colors, materials, and operation types. Try your hand at linear, clicky, and tactile switches—plus a host of options optimized for speed, silence, and RGB compatibility. With 20 chances to find a new favorite switch, there’s no reason not to take the Sampler Pack for a spin.

  • 87 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 plate-mount switches and stabilizers only
  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 5.5 x 1.4 in (36.8 x 14 x 3.6 cm)
  • Weight: 34 oz (964 g)
  • Keyboard Configurator
  • 56-inch USB cable
  • Keycap puller
  • Switch puller
  • Plate-mount stabilizers
  • Switches and keycaps
  • 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 or exchange this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.


All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 9, 2020 PT.

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