The latest addition to our family of mechanical keyboards, the Drop SHIFT is our largest and most ambitious undertaking yet. Done in the compact 1800 layout, it’s 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.
Note: For your early support, the Drop SHIFT Mechanical Keyboard will be available at this limited-time preorder price of $200 until May 29, 2019. Once the product is in inventory, it will be available at the regular price of $250.
For EU users, scroll to the bottom for shipping and VAT information.
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 Hz, so there won't be any visible flicker. Finally, we're including RGB LED indicators for Capslock, Numlock, and Scroll lock—all of which can be customized as well.
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.
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 keyboard can be adjusted for height, too.
To make the SHIFT really pop off your desktop, it comes with shine-through PBT keycaps. A longtime staple in the keyboard community, PBT keycaps help resist the shine caused by oils and sweat on the fingers. Additionally, PBT is super durable and long-lasting—and because the legends are shine-through, they won’t rub off over time.
Images are of a product in the prototype stage. The final product may differ slightly.
This product is eligible for EU local delivery. That means quick delivery, reliable tracking, and—most importantly—prepaid VAT (no surcharges when the package arrives at your door). When you select an EU country in the shipping options at checkout, you'll see the prepaid VAT included in the shipping price.
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is Jan 31, 2020 PT.
After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.