The trend of companies acquiring mechanical keyboard companies continues, with Corsair making its own acquisition. Based in Fremont, California, the peripheral maker has announced the purchase of “certain assets” from Drop, a mechanical keyboard company based in Portland, Oregon. The specific details of the all-cash deal have not been disclosed.
Drop CEO Jef Holove confirmed the acquisition in a blog post, expressing confidence in the move and its benefits for Drop’s community of discerning enthusiasts. Drop is known for its diverse product portfolio, which includes keyboards, keycaps, and audio accessories. Its mechanical keyboards are particularly highly regarded, and the company is also recognized for its collaborations featuring popular intellectual properties like Lord of the Rings and Marvel.
Corsair CEO Andy Paul highlighted the growing trend of personalized keyboards in the gaming peripheral space and praised Drop as a leader in this field. He expressed optimism in the global expansion of the Drop brand through Corsair’s extensive reach. Additionally, Corsair’s acquisition of Elgato’s gaming division in 2018 has allowed for the continued release of products under that branding. Corsair will operate Drop as its own brand and plans to offer specialized Corsair and Elgato products to Drop’s enthusiast community.
Holove emphasized the benefits of being a part of Corsair, including the ability to deliver more products, collaborate with community favorites, and improve supply chain reliability. With the global logistics capability provided by Corsair, Drop aims to better serve international customers seeking an easier and more affordable way to access their coveted products.