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Unlike other keyboards, Massdrop’s CTRL mechanical keyboard boasts a hot-swappable board, which means it comes with a full set of switches, but users can switch them out with any MX-style switch of their choice. Plus, it has per-key RGB lighting using SMD components on the circuit board, enabling your switch choice to take advantage of that. If you want to actually see the lights, you’ll want to use switches that are either transparent and / or have light pipes for SMD LEDs. It already includes several pre-programmed LED effects, but you can also make changes to everything, thanks to the powerful firmware. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.