The Mechanical Keyboard ALT (ernative) To A Mic DROP

Source: TechPowerUp The Mechanical Keyboard ALT (ernative) To A Mic DROP

The DROP ALT Keyboard Offers Halo, Kailh, And Cherry MX Switches

TechPowerUp reviewed the CTRL full sized mechanical keyboard from DROP a while back, properly deciding to review the smaller TKL ALT after it.  Presumably there will eventually be a DEL model with even less keys released at some point in the future.  As with the CTRL, the ALT gives you a choice between a Space Gray body or a basic black model, in addition to allowing you to choose between any of the popular mechanical switches on the market.

As with the other DROP models, the software is actually a repository of firmware available on Github, which includes an online configurator to design your own layouts.  Once you have the layout finished, a tool allows you to compile and download the firmware and with a couple of quick lines in PowerShell you can apply the new firmware and layout.  This may dissuade some from looking at them as a keyboard provider but if you prefer to reprogram every key it offers a huge amount of flexibility.

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Drop builds upon the strong feature set of its CTRL keyboard with the 65% form factor ALT keyboard. It is rich in hardware and software customization options and has improved side lighting and portability options for those looking for a premium small form factor keyboard.

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