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Drop Carina Mechanical Keyboard Kit

Drop Carina Mechanical Keyboard Kit

  • Compact 61-key 60% layout
  • Hot-swap switch sockets (Plate or PCBA mounted)
  • High-profile (frosted acrylic CNC case)
  • RGB LED backlighting
  • Note: keycaps and switches are not included
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The Drop Carina is a barebones 60% mechanical keyboard kit.

Named after the Carina constellation, which signifies the hull of a ship in Latin, this keyboard is one vessel with a formidable foundation. Built with a frosty acrylic case and fully programmable RGB LEDs, the Carina is designed to brighten up any space. Sculpted in the 60% form factor, it’s space-efficient and portable. Unique to the Carina’s design is the combination of a tray-mount construction and hot-swap capability. In lieu of an integrated plate, the keyboard features a tray mount, allowing you to easily switch to a new plate material (three of which are available) for a different switch feel. Even with this added layer of customization, we’ve retained the keyboard’s hot-swap capability, so you can plug in new switches on the fly—no soldering required. Perhaps best of all, it takes just a Phillips-head screwdriver and a few easy steps to assemble.


Not included - Hot-swap switch sockets (Plate or PCBA mounted)


ModelCarina Kit
Switch TypePlate mount
Hot-Swap SocketsYes
KeycapsNot included
Matrix61 keys
Response Rate1 ms / 1000 Hz
N-Key RolloverFull Key (NKRO)
CompatibilityWindows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android
Physical LayoutANSI
Logical LayoutUS QWERTY
Dimensions11.5 x 4.1 x 1.5 in (29.2 x 10.4 x 3.8 cm)
Weight16.4 oz (465 g)
Warranty1 Year

Kit Includes



Drop Keyboard Configurator