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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
By: Martin Sparks
Solid metal keyboard. I like the weight and the keys are so nice to use. The keys are a little rough matte textured and dont get a greasy feel from a slick piano finish. The lights are nice.
My first mechanical keyboard and im sold. Ill be getting another for my at work office.
Saturday, January 8, 2022
- Flat metal body - Keys get bright (on highest setting, 3 settings total) - Little to no pressure needed to type (if that's your thing)
- I bought this back in September of 2021, so 4 months ago, and when I got onto my computer today I noticed that the C key stopped working. I went through some minutes testing other keys (the C key is the only key to be finicky as of now). Then I started to take the key cap off and check the switch, upon removing the key cap, the C key is now working. I suspect this to be the beginning of the short life span of the keyboard. I don't know why the key stopped working nor why it started to work after I removed the key cap (maybe coincidence), in any case, I am NOT improved.
This keyboard is probably an okay choice for someone who finds a great deal on it, maybe $50. $120 is far too much for something, that in my experience, is showing degradation in usability within 4 months of using it. Personally, I'd prefer blue MX switches like I had before. The red switches press down too easily and I often find myself accidentally pressing in keys when I didn't want to.
Monday, January 3, 2022
By: Gary Bouwman
Positive feedback on the key throw feels retro (as per IBM keyboard) and that is what I wanted. I have not had such a nice keyboard since my Fujitsu some 20 years ago. This just feels solid and is much easier to type by feel than the cheap Microsoft keyboard I was using. I was not looking for an illuminated keyboard but this one does come that way, and I already like the fact that it is back lit. The lighting can be turned off if you do not like this feature. One point about the help I received from Memory Express - I described the type of keyboard I was looking for and he showed me this one, saying it has not been a disappointment to his customers so far. It's more expensive than my last keyboard however I feel I will not need to replace this one in 2 years. I really like the full size keyboard with the comparatively small foot print, yet heavy enough that it does not move around the desk - the rubber pads also help here. No software required.
Had to look up on-line how to adjust the back lighting - not an issue though. The funky font on the keys is OK.
I am very happy with this keyboard. I did not need to get used to it; it felt 'right' out of the box. Now I'm hoping that it truly does last as long as it 'feels' it should.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Design: Sleek and simple; Alluminum on the top, plastic on the bottom Feel: comfortable and keys are soft to the touch. You can feel the mate texture of the paint on the keycaps as oposed to glossy ones like the hyper x pudding keycaps. I do enjoy that mate feeling (not that I mind the glossy feeling either) Flex: there is some very mild flex I think my Steelseeries Apex 5 has less flex, but still looks and feels very sturdy; you won't feel that flex when typing or anything. Lighting: effects are programable, but no colours (honestly this keyboard really is designed around a work setup and I don't care for RGB, but I do like to have lighting to see the keys better. Cost:Value ratio: the cost value ratio is fantastic all those gamer gimmicks are removed to provide a fantastic mechanical keyboard with top quality material at the lowest price on the market.
The only two weakness IMHO is that it doesn't come with a wrist rest, I especially like the Steelseries wrist rest; And the feet don't lift the keyboard as high up as I woul like, but its still good enough If you do like the gimmicks and you prefer to pay more money to have them here are the things this keyboard does not have - audio control (x) - phone tray (x) - OLED screen display for hw monitoring (like the old logitecs or the steelseries apex 5 and up (x) - RGB everywhere (x) - braided cable (x) actually cable does kind of look ugly considering the rest of the keyboard looks very nice and professional.
Great for my stay at home work space. not sure I would use it for gaming, I doubt I'll try it. I do preffer the way my steelseries clicks and clacks, This keyboard has a much softer clack. but that will be perfect for the office settup. Though I use my apex 5 as a point of comparisson, it is not without it's own draw backs, like it being hybrid membrain mechanical. For the price, this is perfect for a work setup, if you are still working in your office space, it won't click and clack too loud to bother everyone when you are typing at 100Km/h. but it also doesn't feel mushy like those $20 keyboards your employer supplied you with where you can't feel the point of actuation (that really threw me off comming from my apex 5)
Monday, December 28, 2020
From: St. Albert
I have owned MS and Logitech peripherals almost exclusively, my previous G105 started to flake out on me so I replaced it. Saw this one, price was OK, for sure better than the 200 units out there. I like the brushed metal and LED sequences are pretty lit (sorry I had to). Not sure what is "too clicky" but this one has nice response when typing. Owned wireless ones in the past and stuck with the wired ones for better connectivity, I am a light gamer, and like my number pad for typing in quick numbers on spreadsheets. Highly recommended, it's a little bling with great functionality.
Be careful since it will zap you if you walk on carpet and then touch the body of the keyboard. I usually touch the chrome edge of my desk first, not really annoying but for sure did not consider it when I bought it. Still this is so minor that it wouldn't change my mind and force me to return it. This is a keeper.
Nice upgrade, good response when typing and I like the LED keys.