Drop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard — Tenkeyless TKL (87 Key) Gaming Keyboard, Hot-Swap Switches, Programmable Macros, RGB LED Backlighting, USB-C, Doubleshot PBT


I have been using this keyboard for a week and I am impressed. I have used dozens of keyboards (mechanical or otherwise) and this has quickly become my main controller. At first I hesitated not to have a numeric keypad, but I discovered that the smaller size works much better on my desk and I don’t miss the numeric keypad as much as I had imagined.

The keyboard itself is an aluminum housing that gives it a first class appearance. The buttons themselves have a light texture that I found pleasant. The magnetic supports offer the possibility of using different angles of inclination. They can connect quickly and are safe. The LEDs on the buttons and on the base are bright (and can be set to your preferred level).

Changing keys / colors / LED patterns is quite easy. While the keyboard supports the use of QMK, I found it easier to use the Drop Keyboard Configurator on your website. QMK probably offers many more options, but I can change the colors and button assignments with the website tool. They also plan to add macro support to their tool in the future (according to their website), adding even more customization options.

My main reason for this keyboard is hot swappable switches. I prefer to play the Cherry Blue switches (this is the version I bought), but when I play an FPS, I prefer the Cherry Red switches for a set of buttons. Instead of worrying about my blue switches or switching to a completely new keyboard, I can change the 10 keys for new switches in two minutes and get going. It may not be a problem for most people, but it made the keyboard worth it to me.


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