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Cherry Strait Black Corded Keyboard Review
     Thu, Sep 24 2015 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I never was much into notebooks/laptops and one of the reasons has always been the very short and soft keys used in their keyboards (the other has always been the rather small screens) so when many people i know got swept of their feet by the unveiling of the Apple Bluetooth wireless keyboard a while back i really paid almost no attention to it. However i do realize that such keyboards can come in handy since they require less space on your desks and in some cases can improve typing speed without the extra noise of most keyboards but in the end i guess i never felt these were ment for me. Still it seems that many PC users out there are looking for a similar alternative to the Apple Bluetooth wireless keyboard and although not many quality solutions come to mind we did notice that Cherry (yes that Cherry) has been manufacturing a corded keyboard with low profile keys called the Strait so we thought it would be nice to take it for a spin.

Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum Keyboard
     Tue, Sep 22 2015 | 12:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I am very impressed with the Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum keyboard. Before I even turned the lights on I was very pleased with it due to how sturdy the unit as a whole was, as well as how the keys felt while in use. To me, a good gaming keyboard doesn't have to have ridiculous embellishments and a shape that adds nothing to the performance. The Excalibur Spectrum is definitely understated, until you turn the lights on.

E-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Sun, Sep 20 2015 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
E-Blue is company that might be as well know as Razer or Logitech but sells a lot of gaming peripherals like gaming mice, keyboards and even gaming chairs. We got the opportunity to test on of their small mechanical gaming keyboards; the E-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Keyboard. This is a small compact keyboard that comes with a choice of 4 different mechanical switches: red, black, brown and cyan and backlit keys that can be configured in many ways.

CM Storm Quick Fire XTi Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Thu, Sep 17 2015 | 3:31P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The gaming division of legendary component manufacturer Coolermaster, CM Storm, has made some great peripherals over the years. Their gaming keyboards are certainly worthy of your attention, not only because of their smart designs and flawless performance but also because of their incredibly durable build quality. It’s with this in mind that I’m very excited about our latest product review, the brand new Quick Fire XTi mechanical keyboard, which comes packed full of cool features that are no doubt going to appeal to a lot of people.

OCUK Cherry MX Keycaps and Rubber O-Ring Mod Review
     Tue, Sep 15 2015 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mechanical keyboards offer incredible performance and durability compared to membrane switch keyboards, and they’re loved by gamers and day-to-day PC users alike for their unique tactile feel. There’s more to your typical mechanical keyboard than just the feel and the sound of the switches, you can choose the type of switches you want in your keyboard, such as Cherry MX Blue, Brown, Black, Red, Green and of course the mechanical switches from competing brands such as Kailh. There are a lot of MX compatible keyboards that allow you to remove the key caps and replace them with aftermarket ones, and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing today. Mechanical keyboards do have one downside vs a membrane switch, plunger or even scissor switch keys, in that they’re often louder, this can be a big distraction for some and while the noise levels vary from one switch type to the other, mechanical switches are almost always noisier than membrane keyboards. There is a solution to this problem, known as O-Ring modding, which is something I’ve known about for a while, but never really had the opportunity to put to the test; until today. So while I’ll be replacing the key caps on my keyboard today, I’ll also be installing a range of O-Ring mods to test how they can effect the overall acoustic performance of my keyboard.

Tt eSports Poseidon Z Forged Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Tue, Sep 15 2015 | 12:57P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite the fact that the Poseidon Z Forged mechanical keyboard does come with Kailh switches instead of the usual Cherry-MX, we haven’t found any differences right away and as many other people which have tested switches made by this brand, they were not disappointed by their quality. Keep in mind that the Blue versions are not as silent as Reds or Browns as they are made to have a perceptible tactile feedback and an audible click to them. This keyboard also brings to the table a metallic internal chassis and a top brushed aluminum layer, extra programmable keys on both sides, multimedia keys, a full blue LED lighting system with preset settings and adjustable light intensity but also a dedicated audio controller.

Das Keyboard 4 Professional Review
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since the late 90's early 2000 it almost feels like the entire PC market revolves around gamers of all ages and types and that goes double when it comes to input devices like keyboards and mice. Manufacturers like Microsoft and IBM did try to cater to the needs of the professional community all around the world in the 90’s with high quality ergonomic keyboards and keyboards offering good tactile and audible feedback but now that i look back at that time that didn't really pan out since most manufacturers turned towards gamers really fast. There are still however some manufacturers that go against the "flow" of things and although their solutions are obviously aimed towards professionals they are also chosen by gamers all over the world. Das Keyboard is one of the leading companies in that field and today we're taking a look at their latest keyboard model the Das Keyboard 4 Professional.

Poseidon Z Plus Review: The Simple (Smart) Keyboard
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some typists just want a familiar full size keyboard with tactile feedback and good back-lighting. For those typists, the Thermaltake Poseidon Z plus Smart keyboard is a comfortable fit. The Poseidon Z plus is what I consider a mechanical keyboard for those who desire the benefits of a mechanical keyboard without the proprietary features and higher price tags many manufacturers offer on premium …

Tesoro Lobera Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Besides that, my list of issues is short, but an important factor. If you aren't tech savvy, this keyboard isn't for you. Simply put, Tesoro does not provide enough information to give any sense of what to do and it shouldn't have to be that hard! Adding to that, this keyboard flat out would not work on my Asus X79 Black Edition motherboard. It just kept locking up the BIOS unless I boot into Windows without the keyboard and then plugged it in afterwards. It would work for a few minutes and then completely freeze up. After a few months, I found Tesoro released a firmware update that had its own set of problems before finally being able to flash the firmware. With that all said and done, the keyboard finally worked on that computer. This is an issue. What if I didn't have a second computer to upgrade the firmware with? The answer is, I would have a worthless keyboard.”

Cherry MX Board 6.0 @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 4:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This past January Cherry revealed an upcoming keyboard design called the Cherry MX Board 6.0. We have taken a look at the 3.0 but the 6.0 that they showed was a complete departure from anything they have done in the past. For one the entire keyboard was backlit and it had a heavy duty aluminum casing. But more importantly with it they were showing off a new technology called RealKey. Basically Cherry designed a way to almost completely drop any key lag while also giving full N key rollover and no ghosting. To do that they actually had to step back and go back to analog rather than the standard digital signals that all of the keyboards use today. Well after a few delays, I can finally say that I have spent nearly two weeks testing the Cherry MX Board 6.0 and I’m finally ready to sit down and talk a little about the keyboard and RealKey technology that it introduces.

Gamdias Hermes gaming keyboard review
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are in the market for a new gaming keyboard then there are no shortage of products available from companies such as Razer, Steelseries, Roccat and TTeSports. Today we are seeing how new kid on the block Gamdias fares against the competition with their flagship keyboard, The Hermes.

Nixeus MODA v2 Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:21P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year, we reviewed the MODA tenkeyless mechanical keyboard from Nixeus. Today we’re looking at the MODA v2 which conserves the tenkeyless form while introducing some improvements. You might be more familiar with the monitors from Nixeus which use high-end panels in a no-nonsense product. Their first MODA keyboard followed a similar fashion of straightforwardness that we expect to see in the MODA v2. Read on to find out if that is what happened!

CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Thu, Aug 27 2015 | 12:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CM Storm, the gaming division of legendary manufacturer Cooler Master are back once again with their latest mechanical keyboard. OK I tell a slight lie there, this keyboard isn’t exactly their latest, but it is the first time I’ve been able to get my hand on one for review. We’ve had a lot of fun in the past testing CM Storm products, as they rarely disappoint us thanks to their excellent performance and competitive price tags. The CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i is a popular choice with a lot of gamers, so I want to see what all the fuss is about. The Quickfire Rapid-i comes in a choice of Cherry MX switches; Blue, Brown and Red. I have the MX Brown switch model at my disposal today. The Rapid-i features a five level, five mode white LED lighting system, ABS grip coating, N-key rollover and more; pretty much everything you would expect from a mechanical gaming keyboard.

ASUS STRIX Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard Review
     Mon, Aug 24 2015 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has been expanding their STRIX gaming line from just graphics cards, now they have keyboards, mice, headsets, and even mousepads. Today we will be taking a look at the STRIX Tactic Pro, which is a very nice mechanical gaming keyboard this is being offered with Cherry MX Black, Blue, Red and Brown switches. Besides just coming with mechanical key switches the keyboard has an astounding 21 macro keys, N-Key rollover over USB, full illumination, multimedia keys, and of course software to control everything. Is this a gaming keyboard you should consider? Read on as we find out!"

CM Storm Octane Mouse & Keyboard Combo Review
     Thu, Aug 20 2015 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just 9 months ago we reviewed the budget friendly Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator mouse and keyboard bundle. At a little under £30 it was an absolute bargain for anyone needing a mouse and keyboard for gaming. The Devastator bundle was worthy of our Bang for Buck award and now CM Storm at going to try win us over again with their latest budget bundle, the Octane. The Octane bundle comes with a keyboard and mouse and is price at just under £40 from most major retailers. This is obviously quite a low price, so I’m not expecting these to be the greatest products in the world, but the budget market is fiercely competitive and with Speedlink, Logitech, Gigabyte, iRocks and many others offering reliable gaming keyboards for under £20 and Logitech, Razer, Trust, Gigabyte and even CM themselves all offering mice for under £20, the Octane is entering a very busy part of the market.

Corsair Gaming STRAFE mechanical keyboard review
     Sun, Aug 16 2015 | 12:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair Gaming dismayed long-time fans last year when it dropped its famous sales logo in favour of a tribal tattoo. Following fan outrage however, it has made a comeback on the latest line up of products, like the STRAFE gaming keyboard that we are looking at today. Featuring everyone’s favourite Cherry MX switches, textured key-cap replacements and a refined red key-bed, the STRAFE still sports a high price tag, but comes with many of the bells and whistles of Corsair’s flagship boards.

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