Drop Launches The CSTM65 Customizable Keyboard

Drop CSTM65 customizable keyboard

Following hot on the heels of the CSTM80 keyboard (check out our review) at the end of 2023, Drop is adding another option to its lineup of fully customizable keyboards – size. With today’s launch of the CSTM65 customizable keyboard, Drop is offering the same personalization found in the CSTM80 but in a more compact 65% layout that is perfect for the gamer on the go.

The fully assembled CSTM65 is available to order on the Drop website and features a curated enthusiast-level configuration, including a gasket-mounted design, specially crafted ABS keycaps, dynamic LED lighting, a choice between the tactile Gateron Brown Pro 3.0 or linear Gateron Yellow KS3 switches, and a magnetically-attached black polycarbonate case for $129. To further customize the look and feel of the CSTM65, Drop offers additional cases, switch plates, and weights that customers can purchase separately. And for the enthusiast who wants to build their CSTM65 customizable keyboard from scratch, a barebones option is available for $79.

CSTM65 Keyboard Features

  • Gasket-mounted design with a compact, 65% layout featuring a magnetically attached customizable case 
  • Per key RGB LEDs, custom ABS south-facing keycaps, PCBA-mounted stabilizers, and 5-pin switch support
  • Polycarbonate color cases: white, black, Laser Purple, Skiidata Orange, and Jasmine Green 
  • Aluminum cases: anodized silver and black  
  • Decorative case: Overgrowth by OSHETART 
  • Custom weight options: stainless steel with black PVD coating, stainless steel with chromatic PVD coating, and brass with clear coating (available for purchase separately) 
  • Switch Plates: Aluminum, Brass, Fr4, Carbon Fiber, and POM (available for purchase separately) 
  • Supports Drop’s keyboard configurator, QMK, VIA, and Via

About CORSAIR and Drop

CORSAIR (NASDAQ:CRSR) is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. From award-winning PC components and peripherals to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting, CORSAIR delivers a full ecosystem of products that work together to enable everyone, from casual gamers to committed professionals, to perform at their very best. 

 In July 2023, CORSAIR acquired certain assets of Drop, a passionate group of creators who tap into the feedback and insights from its enthusiast community—millions strong—to design and curate Drop’s selection of enthusiast products. Drop is continuously broadening its workspace product focus into new categories to ensure it brings its community the technology it needs to thrive. 

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Old enough to have played retro games when they were still cutting edge, Mitch has been a gamer since the 70s. As his game-fu fades (did he ever really have any?), it is replaced with ever-stronger, and stranger, opinions. If that isn't the perfect recipe for a game reviewer, what is?

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