Items tagged with mechanical keyboard

Don't beat yourself up if you're not familiar with the Cougar brand. It's a German company that's been in the game since 2007, though its presence in the United States is largely overshadowed by companies like Razer and Logitech, two of the bigger dogs in the gaming peripherals scene. But like Roccat, another device maker headquartered in Germany, Cougar is making an effort to establish a higher level of brand recognition on our home turf by releasing competitive gaming gear that blend form and function. The product we're looking at here is Cougar's 600K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It's a subdued... Read more...
We always see a lot of great new gaming gear at CES, and the fun is already starting for next week’s show. Rosewill is teasing some new gamer-friendly devices in its lineup today.   Rosewill is building on its line of mechanical keyboards with a new board that features a dual LED backlight. The Helios RK-9200 uses red and green backlights to help you tell keyboard sections (or individual keys – each key is individually lit) apart at a glance. For key switches, your options will be Cherry MX Blue (loud, tactile), Brown (light tactile, somewhat loud, a favorite of many gamers), Red... Read more...
The busy bodies at Razer apparently skipped taking a summer vacation this year and instead focused on pumping out new and updated gaming peripherals. In addition to its ambidextrous Ourboros mouse that was just announced, Razer is also getting ready for the return of its BlackWidow mechanical keyboard line with new two updated models and a brand new Tournament Edition plank. First up is Razer's BlackWidow 2013. It's an improved version of the original with heightened anti-ghosting that supports up to 10 simultaneous key presses in game mode, Razer Synapse 2.0 cloud technology that allows gamers... Read more...
Is there anything better to type on than a keyboard with mechanical key switches? The correct answer is 'No', though we'd also accept 'Hell no, are you crazy!?'. We're big fans of mechanical keyboards for a number of reasons, and thanks to Cooler Master, we now have one more option to consider when shopping high performance planks. The latest addition to the mechanical keyboard party is the CM Storm QuickFire Pro, the next incarnation of the QuickFire Rapid. There are different types of mechanical key switches, and the QuickFire Pro ships in four of the most popular flavors, including Cherry MX... Read more...
Silent keyboards go "click click click," regular keyboards go "Click Click Click," and mechanical keyboards go "HEY EVERYONE LOOK AT ME, I'M A MECHANICAL KEYBOARD!" Some of us here at HotHardware really like the obnoxious clicks that a mechanical keyboard produces, and with Rosewill announcing four mechanical models of its own, perhaps the competition will drive pricing down. Rosewill, which is Newegg's house brand, actually produced a mechanical plank once before. It appears the RK-9000 model is making a comeback decked out with blue switches, along with three other models, including one... Read more...
We have a distinct love for mechanical keyboards around here, and we're always on the lookout for any new competitors. They aren't nearly as easy to locate as membrane keyboards, but the ones that are available are generally top-notch and built for gamers. But Razer claims that the units already out there simply don't live up to their new pair of mechanical keyboards, and while we would obviously need to test out one to confirm or deny it, there's no question that these two sound fantastic on paper. Debuting this week at the GamesCom event in Germany, the Razer BlackWidow and BlackWidow Ultimate... 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...