Corsair is shopping for DIY mechanical keyboard model Drop

Drop Signature Series Islay Night on tan table

Enlarge / Drop has made some fairly costly keyboards, like this $349 Islay Evening that’s not in inventory. (credit score: Scharon Harding)

Corsair is buying Drop, the businesses introduced right this moment. Corsair is already the guardian firm of different gaming peripherals and PC manufacturers it beforehand acquired, together with Elgato and Origin PC. The most recent acquisition provides a model that is well-known amongst mechanical keyboard builders to the corporate’s catalog.

Drop was known as Massdrop and was based in 2011. Based mostly in California (like its soon-to-be guardian firm), its bread and butter has historically been elements for DIY mechanical keyboard fanatics, together with bare-bone kits and premium keycaps. Nevertheless, the corporate’s choice has expanded to prebuilt mechanical keyboards, together with some high-end, supremely costly ones. The corporate additionally sells extra mainstream-friendly keyboard elements, like Lord of the Rings prebuilt keyboards and keycaps, and different PC peripherals, like headphones and desk mats. Past Drop merchandise, the location additionally sells different enthusiast-brand merchandise.

At present, we realized that Corsair reached an settlement to purchase Drop however did not be taught of the phrases of the “non-material, all-cash transactions.” As soon as the deal closes, individuals can nonetheless store on Drop’s web site, and Drop will probably be a separate model inside Corsair. Drop warranties and buyer help will nonetheless be dealt with by Drop, for instance. Nevertheless, Corsair “will be capable to provide specialised Corsair and Elgato merchandise to the fanatic group that Drop is engaged with,” Corsair CEO Andy Paul mentioned in an announcement. The acknowledged parameters are just like how manufacturers Corsair has acquired—Elgato, Origin PC, and Scuf—function.

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