Drop announced the 'Drop + The Lord of the Rings' partnership featuring the 'Elvish Keyboard' and the 'Dwarvish Keyboard.' These keyboards are tenkeyless boards, meaning they do not feature the numpad on the right-hand side of the board.
The Elvish Keyboard and the Dwarvish Keyboard are named based on the language of the keycaps. The boards replace the traditional QWERTY-style key faces with icons from Elvish and Dwarvish, respectively. Additionally, the boards are mechanical and swappable, meaning the LOTR-themed keycaps can be swapped out for others, if desired.
Lastly, for customers who already own a hot-swappable keyboard, but are still interested in the Lord of the Rings merchandise, Drop is offering a set of Dwarvish and Elven keycaps on their own.
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Drop Partnered with The Lord of the Rings on Two Boards
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