Drop CTRL High-Profile
A GAME-CHANGING KEYBOARD, NOW IN HIGH PROFILE: The CTRL High-Profile is just like the original CTRL, but now it comes with a tall CNC-aluminum case that covers the switches. A versatile tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard designed with input from the Drop community, it raises the bar again for mechanical keyboards.
PREMIUM ENGINEERING: Constructed with a tall CNC-aluminum frame with a built-in switch plate and magnetic legs, the CTRL High-Profile is rock-solid and ready for any setup.
HALO CLEAR SWITCHES: This CTRL model comes equipped with Halo Clear switches, which have a slight preload and a light-yet-sharp tactile bump. Primarily used for typing, Halo Clear switches gently discourage bottoming out with each keystroke.
HOT-SWAPPABLE SWITCH FUNCTIONALITY. Want to switch your switches? Customize the CTRL High-Profile with ease thanks to hot-swappable switch sockets, which allow you to swap switches in seconds—no soldering required.
OPTIMIZED PER-KEY LIGHTING WITH MILLIONS OF COLORS: The CTRL High-Profile is illuminated with fully customizable RGB backlighting and under-lighting. Set your millions of LEDs to a single color or light them up with custom rainbow wave patterns.
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 at a 6-degree angle, the case is ergonomically crafted for a natural feel—and it’s quite a bit heavier than before. Thanks to the Kaihua 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.
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 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 use the spare connector to transfer data and charge devices at USB 2.0 speeds.
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.
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 backlighting displays at a super-high frame rate (100 hertz), so there's no annoying stutters.
Anodized CNC-machined aluminum frame
6º case angle
Hot-swap switch sockets
Plate-mounted Cherry-style stabilizers
Cherry MX, Kaihua, or Halo switches
Doubleshot PBT shine-through keycaps
Dual USB-C connectors
PCB compatible with 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)