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Drop Reveals The CSTM80 Lineup of Customizable Mechanical Keyboards

Drop is one of the big names in the custom mechanical keyboard market who have today revealed their new CSTM80 lineup of customizable mechanical keyboards.

Drop CSTM80

The Drop CSTM80 is a TKL mechanical keyboard which utilises a magnetic top case allowing users to switch it out and pair it up with matching cables and keycaps for their own personal style and flair. It launches with several different colours for this case as well as two custom-designed ones.

Internally this keyboard features a gasket-mounted design, custom ABS keycaps with shine-through side legends for south-facing switches, PCBA-mounted stabilizers, 5-pin switch support, vibrant RGB lighting, and a customizable weight with four switch plate options. For better sound, it also features several layers of premium foam plus offers switch options between Gateron Brown Pro 3.0 or Gateron Yellow KS3.

What Drop Had To Say

“As we continue to explore new horizons in personal expression, we were inspired to expand how our enthusiast community can further personalize their keyboards beyond just keycap modifications,” said Jef Holove, CEO, Drop. “With our innovative CSTM series, we are redefining keyboard customization, allowing users to tailor their keyboards to meet both their design preferences and performance expectations. We’re excited to expand our CSTM product range and look forward to introducing new innovations in the future.”

CSTM80 Features

  • Gasket-mounted design with tenkeyless layout featuring a magnetically attached customizable case
  • Per key RGB LEDs, custom ABS south-facing keycaps, PCBA mounted stabilizers, and 5-pin switch support (fully assembled keyboards come with a set of MacOS keys for Apple users)
  • Polycarbonate color cases: white, black, Laser Purple, Skiidata orange, and Jasmine Green
  • Aluminum cases: anodized silver and black
  • Custom weight options: stainless steel with black PVD coating, stainless steel with chromatic PVD coating, and brass with clear coating
  • Switch Plates: Brass, Fr4, Carbon Fiber, and POM (available for purchase separately)
  • Supports Drop’s keyboard configurator, QMK, and VIA (VIAL support later this year)

Price and Availability

The CSTM80 is now available on the Drop website in both barebones ($99) and fully assembled configurations featuring the keyboard, keycaps, switches, stabilizers, and black polycarbonate case ($149). Customers can also purchase polycarbonate color cases separately in white, black, Laser Purple, Skiidata orange, and Jasmine Green ($25 each), as well as an upgraded forged aluminum case in anodized silver or black ($59 each). Drop is also debuting two artwork cases designed by OSHETART and Chasing Artworks for $39 each, with more designed cases and collaborations to come.

Drop CSTM80 keyboardDrop will continue to expand its CSTM line of products and will debut additional keyboard sizes to the platform in the coming months.

Jakob Aylesbury

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