Drop Releases New CSTM65 Mechanical Keyboard

Drop has launched the CSTM65 keyboard, expanding its highly customizable CSTM line. This 65% mechanical keyboard offers a compact design with an interchangeable, magnetically attached case in polycarbonate or aluminium.

Drop CSTM65 Features

  • Gasket-mounted design with a compact 65% layout
  • Per-key RGB LEDs and custom ABS south-facing keycap
  • Gateron Brown Pro 3 / Gateron Yellow KS3 switches
  • PCBA-mounted stabilizers and 5-pin switch support
  • Supports Drop’s keyboard configurator, QMK, VIA, and Vial
Drop CSTM65 is a compact 65% keyboard with Gateron switches

Just like all the CSTM line of keyboards, CSTM65 promotes personalization, allowing users to choose from various keycap options, switches, custom weights, and switch plates to create a unique typing experience.

The CSTM65 builds on the success of its predecessor, the CSTM80, presenting a streamlined and portable 65% layout. The interchangeable case, a signature feature, facilitates easy customization and encourages imaginative designs.

With options like per-key RGB LEDs, customizable weight, and a choice between tactile Gateron Brown Pro 3.0 or linear Gateron Yellow KS3 switches, the CSTM65 boasts enthusiast-level technical features.

“With the CSTM65, we are offering users a more compact keyboard option that they can customize to their exact preferences. With numerous case designs, switches, and keycaps, the possibilities for self-expression are endless – and this is just the beginning. We look forward to unveiling even more designed cases and introducing more people to the world of mechanical keyboards with our CSTM line

Lukas Mondoux, Director of Drop Studio, Corsair

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Drop CSTM65 Pricing, Availability and Customisation Options

The CSTM65 is now open for preorders on the Drop website, offered in barebones configuration at an MSRP of $79 and a fully assembled version, including the keyboard, keycaps, switches, stabilizers, and a black polycarbonate case, at an MSRP of $129.

  • Separate polycarbonate colour cases are available for purchase at $25 each, with options in white, black, Laser Purple, Skiidata orange, and Jasmine Green.
  • An upgraded forged aluminium case in anodized silver or black can be purchased separately at an MSRP of $59 each.
  • Custom weight options are available separately: stainless steel with black PVD coating, stainless steel with chromatic PVD coating, and brass with clear coating.
  • Switch plates are available separately in Aluminium, Brass, Fr4, Carbon Fiber, and POM.
  • A decorative case designed by OSHETART is also on offer for $35, with additional designed cases and collaborations in the pipeline.

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