Items tagged with mechanical

You won't find larger fans of mechanical keyboards than right here, which is why we're pretty pumped each time we see a company push the envelope in the space. Razer's the latest to do so, introducing a the Mechanical Switch. It's a mechanical keyboard technology engineered first for gaming, while most of the mechanical boards on the market cater first to typists. As you'd expect, Razer invested a bit of time in researching the needs of gamers, identifying the "optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the distance between the actuation and reset point... Read more...
Wearing out the WASD keys on your existing gaming keyboard? Corsair sure hopes so, because it has a new one to sell you. The Vengeance K70 mechanical keyboard was unveiled this week, which is built on a rugged, brushed, aluminum chassis. It utilizes Cherry MX Red mechanical switches under every key, a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, 20-key rollover and 1000Hz reporting rate. In other words, it's exactly the kind of keyboard the hardcore gamers would want. The Vengeance K70 gaming keyboards are available in two color schemes: silver aluminum with blue backlighting, and anodized black with deep red backlighting.... Read more...
Over the last few years, Rosewill has significantly expanded their product offerings. The company used to offer only a few PC-related accessories and cases, but now have everything from high-end power supplies to dedicated RAID enclosures in their product stack, with just about anything else you could imagine in-between. While gallivanting around CES, we had a quick meeting with the folks at Rosewill, just as they began setting up their suite. There weren’t many any new announcements, but we got to see the new Helios RK-9200 dual-LED mechanical keyboard first-hand along with the recently... Read more...
What we have on tap for you today is the Rosewill 9100BR. It's not as flashy as some of the other mechanicals on the market, but it gets the job done with style. So how nice is this Rosewill 9100BR? Pretty damn sexy. In fact, I'd say it hits the Goldilocks zone perfectly. If the Gigabyte Osmium's keys were a bit too light for your taste, but ALPS switches and Cherry Blacks came off too hard, then Cherry Brown key switches are damn near perfect... Keyboard Bliss: Rosewill 9100BR Hits The Mark... Read more...
I have a confession to make: I'm an addict -- and it's 100% Marco's fault. 12 months ago, I was perilously tight on funds and short on keyboards. More precisely, I was short on keyboards that weren't $5 bargain-basement pieces of junk. While I keep plenty of those on hand for testing various system builds, I prefer something with a little more heft for personal daily use. I asked Dave if he had any keyboards handy. Dave said to ask Marco. So I did.  The face of evil "Well," said Marco, his black eyes gleaming, "It just so happens that I do have some mechanical keyboards I'm not using at the... Read more...
After 25 years of typing on keyboards, I've field-tested everything from IBM's legendary Mode M to the sort of $4.99 specials that were, as far as I could tell, constructed from styrofoam, packing peanuts, and pocket lint. About a year ago, I made the jump to a pair of mechanical keyboards and haven't looked back. The mechanical board on the table today is Gigabyte's Aivia Osmium, and it's an impressive beauty. The Osmium includes a USB 2 port, USB 3 port, headphone/microphone jacks, five macro keys, five profile settings, a double-set of stands to adjust the keyboard's height, and independent... Read more...
After 25 years of typing on keyboards, I've field-tested everything from IBM's legendary Mode M to the sort of $4.99 specials that were, as far as I could tell, constructed from styrofoam, packing peanuts, and pocket lint. About a year ago, I made the jump to a pair of mechanical keyboards and haven't looked back since. Marco wrote an excellent explanation on the various types of keyboard switches and capabilities that I'd recommend reading for more background info. The board on the table today is Gigabyte's Aivia Osmium, and it's an impressive beauty. The Osmium includes a USB 2 port, USB 3 port,... Read more...
Mechanical keyboards have always been a favorite around these parts, and we're always happy to see yet another company getting into the mix. While it's arguably a niche market, with hardcore gamers producing most of the interest, Matias is hoping to garner some mainstream attention by throwing a "world's quietest" tag onto its newest mechanical keyboard. It's the Quiet Pro Keyboard, which is said to be an "ultra-quiet version" of the Tactile Pro. Citing concerns that the Tactile Pro was too noisy for some work environments, this one is said to be "no louder than a regular keyboard." This particular... Read more...
We can't kid about this one: our juices get flowing each time we see anyone produce a new mechanical keyboard. They're few and far between, and hunting one down can be a real chore. Most average PC users don't even know that multiple keyboard builds exist, with only hardcore gamers usually understanding the difference. We have explained the merits of mechanical keyboards before, and if you have been waiting to find one to fit your budget, Adesso might have it. This company is known for producing very atypical keyboards; from HTPC boards to boards with trackballs built right into the case. So with... Read more...
“Game On” – Das Keyboard Presents First-Ever Ultimate Typing Championship Nationwide Typing Competition to Award $2,000 Grand Prize to Fastest Typist; Final Bout to Take Place at SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 11, 2009) – Das Keyboard has launched its search for the nation’s fastest fingers on a keyboard, announcing today the launch of the first-ever Ultimate Typing Championship.  From geeks and gamers to soccer moms and plumbers, the Ultimate Typing Championship (UTC) is an opportunity for individuals to prove they have the fiercest typing skills around.... Read more...
Amazon.com's Mechanical Turk, a service which uses Human Intelligence to perform tasks (HITs, or Human Intelligence Tasks) that humans are best suited for, such as image identification, is joining the hunt for Steve Fossett.In an email we received this morning, Amazon.com said, On Monday, September 3, 2007, Steve Fossett, the first person to fly a plane around the world without refueling and the first person to fly around the world in a balloon went missing in Nevada. An airplane he was flying failed to return. No one has any idea where he is. Through the generous efforts... Read more...