Drop SHIFT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Drop SHIFT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

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Full-Size, Feature-Loaded—Now in Barebones

Our largest keyboard to date, the feature-loaded SHIFT does full-size right. Now, it’s back in a barebones package that gives you everything but the keycaps and switches. Constructed in a Compact 1800 layout, the SHIFT is still significantly shorter than a traditional full-size keyboard, which frees up desk space for other gear. And though the numpad and arrows are much closer, they’re still broken out, so they’re easy to find without looking down. Just like the CTRL and ALT, the SHIFT features a sleek aluminum case, customizable RGB backlighting, a fully programmable layout, and hot-swappable switch sockets. That means you can pop in new switches whenever you want without any soldering.

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Drop SHIFT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Optimized Per-Key Lighting With Millions of Colors

The switches on the SHIFT feature light pipes optimized to deliver the most light possible through the keycaps. You'll have your choice from millions of colors for every single key, so you're sure to find the tone you want. Program the lighting to cycle through the entire spectrum, or set it to a two-tone look to match your setup. There’s also a built-in translucent LED diffuser to minimize hot spots found in many other keyboards. Worried about flickering? Don’t be. The LEDs operate at a frequency of 100 hertz, so there won't be any visible flicker.

Drop SHIFT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SHIFT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

Fully Programmable Via QMK

Customizing your keyboard is a lot of fun. That’s why the SHIFT features a fully programmable layout designed for modification. Using QMK firmware, 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 transfer data and charge devices at USB 2.0 speeds.

Drop SHIFT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard
Drop SHIFT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

A Hefty Aluminum Frame & Hot-Swappable Switch Sockets

Known for its toughness and ability to hold a quality surface finish, anodized aluminum plays the starring role in the SHIFT’s frame. Heavy enough to stay put when you're cranking out an email or locked into an intense FPS match, the frame has a low profile to complement your desktop. Thanks to the built-in switch plate and hot-swappable PCB, the SHIFT gives you the freedom to change out your switches whenever you like. Best of all? You don’t need to solder each switch—just pop them in and they’re ready to go. Fitted with removable feet, the SHIFT can be adjusted for height, too.

Drop SHIFT Barebones Mechanical Keyboard


  • 102 keys
  • Anodized, CNC-machined aluminum frame
  • Custom PCB 
  • Kaihua hot-swap switch sockets
  • QMK firmware
  • Plate-mounted Cherry-style stabilizers
  • Floating key design
  • Dual USB-C connectors
  • PCB compatible with plate-mount switches only
  • Dimensions (fully assembled): 15.2 x 6.1 x 1.7 in (38.6 x 15.5 x 4.3 cm)
  • Weight (fully assembled): 41.7 oz (1,182 g)
  • Keyboard configurator


  • Keyboard
  • Removable magnetic feet
  • USB-A-to-C cable
  • Switch puller
  • Keycap puller

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Images are of a product in the prototype stage. The final product may differ slightly.


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 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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