Items tagged with mechanical keyboard

Logitech has unveiled the new Logitech G Pro X Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which has multiple switch types, including Clicky, Linear, and Tactile. The keyboard is a tenkeyless design and is aimed directly at eSports pros and those that hope they were up to the task of taking on the big boys and gals. The Pro X gaming keyboard is built to give gamers competition-grade reliability, and Logitech says that it understands that gamers have different preferences when it comes to keyboard switches. The design of the Pro keyboard with swappable switches is to enable customization to meet the needs of each individual gamer. The keys can be removed from the keyboard with a special tool. Keycaps are... Read more...
ASUS has a product for you, whether you are heading into the office for an important meeting or taking down an opponent in Apex Legends. ASUS just released its ZenBook S13 (UX392) and the ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix Scope mechanical keyboard. ASUS boasts that the ZenBook S13 is the “world’s thinnest laptop with discrete graphics”, while the Strix Scope has been “engineered for FPS success”. The ASUS ZenBook S13 (UX392) incorporates an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX150, up to 16GB of RAM, and 512GB PCIe x4 SSD. Although the device is small, it still features a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, and a microSD card reader.... Read more...
EVGA is best known for its graphics cards, and for good reason. EVGA is the number one NVIDIA authorized board partner in the U.S. and they have been for a long time. Like many brands in the PC enthusiast space, however, EVGA has started to branch out beyond just graphics cards and today they have a wide range of items in their product stack, ranging from motherboards and notebooks to peripherals and power supplies. Despite being in the peripherals game for a relatively short while, however, EVGA already has five gaming mice in the market, and it just introduced its first mechanical keyboard, the Z10. Like most products released by EVGA, the Z10 is designed with enthusiasts in mind. To accommodate... Read more...
Mechanical keyboards are wildly popular among computing enthusiasts and gamers currently. However, hardcore and old school geeks alike will argue that the venerable IBM Model F, circa 1981 and sporting keys that must be forced down on internal buckling springs, was the best mechanical keyboard ever made. It was a key masher's dream and emanated a deliciously clicky sound that modern day mechanical keyboards have all tried and failed to perfectly replicate.Until very recently the Model F was a nearly extinct, rare beast, only found in retro graveyard revivals with keepers of the faith, or the lucky few with access to dinosaur, left-behind stockpiles from the big hair days of computing. That... Read more...
If there is a downside to mechanical keyboards, it is that manufacturers have taken advantage of the category's popularity with inflated price tags. That is a shame because everyone who types should trash their squishy membrane plank and buy a keyboard with mechanical key switches. The good news is things are improving. Logitech, for example, just announced the G413, a sub-$100 mechanical keyboard for gamers that uses its fancy Romer-G key switches. We haven't played with one in person yet, but based on the press photos Logitech gets kudos for building a normal looking plank. By that we mean it does not have a gaudy design. It is a refreshingly subdued, in least in terms of being aimed at gamers.... Read more...
Are you ready to take your gaming, well “game”, to the next level? Corsair has just launched its SCIMITAR PRO RGB gaming mouse and K95 RGB Platinum mechanical keyboard at CES 2017. According to Corsair, the SCIMITAR PRO RGB gaming mouse is “customization leveled up”, and was designed with MMO and MOBA players in mind. It is based on the Key Slide 12 side-button design, but also includes a 16,000 DPI PMW3367 optical sensor that provides accurate, high-speed tracking. The twelve optimized side buttons were designed to provide tactile feedback and precise actuation, while the patent pending Key Slider macro button control system allows for 8mm of key travel. The mouse comes with three predefined... Read more...
Does the name Daniel Guermeur mean anything to you? It should. He's the founder and CEO of Das Keyboard, previously known as Metadot, and he's part of the reason why the peripheral market is now flush with mechanical keyboards. It started in 2005 when, on a mission to become a faster and more accurate typist, he created a completely blank keyboard. His idea worked, and it gave rise to the Das Keyboard, the first mass produced keyboard for the "uber geek." A year later, Metadot came out with its second model, the Das Keyboard II (DK2), with mechanical key switches. It's hard to believe now, but mechanical keyboards weren't really a thing as recently as a decade ago, after the original classics... Read more...
Razer has gone and built itself a new mechanical key switch, but you won't find it implemented in any gaming keyboards for the PC, at least not right off the bat. Instead, Razer's new "Ultra-Low-Profile Mechancial Switch" will initially be outfitted into a keyboard case for Apple's iPad Pro tablet. Who would've guessed, right? "We’re commonly thought of as a company that makes phenomenal products for gamers, but to design the very best products, we’ve had to innovate from the ground up – even from each individual component such as mechanical switches," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "We’re excited about the potential of our Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switch and look forward to... Read more...
Are you looking for the perfect accessory to set off your epic new gaming rig? Perhaps you plunked down some serious coin on a 10-core Intel Core i7-6950X processor and have a couple of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 cards thrown in for good measure. But what about a nice gaming keyboard to go along with your fancy new wares? Roccat is angling for your attention with the Suora, a new mechanical gaming keyboard that is looking to stand out in a vast sea of competing peripherals. As Roccat puts it, you won’t find any superfluous media keys or even a palmrest on this keyboard; just durable mechanical keys that are attached to an aluminum-alloy base. Those keys are hardened to survive a 50-million keystroke... Read more...
Mechanical keyboards are commonplace now, but that wasn't always the case. For many years, squishy membrane and dome-switch keyboards dominated the landscape in part because they're cheap to produce, and also because typists who've never used anything else didn't really know what they were missing. Imagine trying to describe the taste of ice cream to someone who's only eaten salad. It's no easy task, and before mechanical keyboards rose in prominence, it was similarly difficult to sell typists on a superior plank with a premium price tag.An open-source software company located in Austin, Texas called Metadot Corporation decided to give it a shot, though its initial effort was focused on offering... Read more...
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 version of Cougar's flagship 700K intended for people who want the look and feel of the higher end... 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 (non-tactile), or Black (non-tactile, quiet).   The company is also launching several new cases,... 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 to sync profiles to the cloud, and an anti-fingerprint matte black finish. Second up is Razer's BlackWidow... 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 Blue (low resistance, force feedback), Cherry MX Brown (medium resistance, force feedback), Cherry... Read more...
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