Corsair Acquires Customizable Keyboard Maker Drop

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Corsair has announced that it has acquired Drop, the peripheral developer best known for its customizable mechanical keyboards and switches, including Marvel and The Lord of the Rings. The company describes itself as a maker of community-inspired products that are designed for everyone.

“Personalized Keyboards that can be modified by the consumer is one of the fastest growing trends in the gaming peripheral space.   Drop has proven to be one of the leaders in this space and with Corsair’s global footprint, we expect to significantly grow the Drop brand worldwide. We are also excited to be able to offer specialized Corsair and Elgato products to the enthusiast community that Drop is engaged with,” said Andy Paul, Founder and CEO of CORSAIR.

“CORSAIR is the ideal partner to help Drop grow and continue to fulfill its purpose of creating amazing community-driven products,” said Jef Holove, CEO of Drop. “With a worldwide sales and logistics footprint, we’ll be able to make Drop products more widely available, faster, while retaining the enthusiast-led product development that has seen millions of fans trust Drop for their setup and hardware.”

Founded in 2011, Drop (formerly known as Massdrop) develops and sells a portfolio of peripherals and enthusiast products, with the majority of its business coming from customized “DIY” keyboards, aftermarket designer keycaps, and desktop accessories. Drop leveraged the insights of its members to develop its current collection of over 120 colorful, classic, and iconic sets offering an incredible degree of personalization to mechanical keyboard users from all walks of life. It recently expanded its portfolio to include a range of so-called Battlestation products to offer an even wider assortment of designer products for the desk and workspace.

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