Kailh makes keyboards? Yes! But the one we’re reviewing today, the Kailh Hexgears KHBSJNB-0795, is a special edition product designed as a demonstration platform for Kailh’s new BOX mechanical switches which is what we’re actually reviewing today.
The Kailh BOX mechanical switch is a relatively new switch on the market and has a few new design changes from the traditional Kailh switches we all know and love. The Kailh BOX switches were released back in June 2017 and is now just starting to trickle into mainstream mechanical keyboard designs. Unlike the previous Cherry clones, the Kailh BOX comes in its own line of stem colors, [...]
Corsair produces some of the finest gaming keyboards on the market and today they’re also getting into the market of producing some of the finest keycaps as well.
Corsair’s new double-shot PBT keycaps blends the exquisite double-shot printing technique with premium PBT plastic. Unlike most keyboards which use ABS keycaps that tend to shine after prolonged use, PBT is a harder plastic that holds its shape better and will stay looking fresh for years.
Double-shot keyprints layers two different colored plastics on top of one another, with the bottom layer seeping through the top layer to form the keyprints. Double-shot keyprints [...]
Mouse click sounds aren’t an issue when you’re alone, but they may be annoying when you’re seated close to a co-worker or working in a public space such as a library. Cherry’s new Gentix Silent mouse aims to solve that problem.
Unlike your typical mouse, the Cherry Gentix Silent uses a new Cherry silent switch that eliminates the sound of button clicks. It comes equipped with a 1,000DPI optical sensor, which may not be enough for gamers, but more than enough for office or library work. The ergonomic, symmetrical design is suitable for ambidextrous use and its flat, compact profile also makes it easier to lug around, although you’ll have to [...]
Over the years, Cooler Master has grown up quite a bit with their mechanical keyboard designs. Unlike many of the designs of the past, Cooler Master’s new keyboards now focus on a more of the back to basics design approach with minimal frills, but all the functionality you’d want in a mechanical keyboard.
The Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S is the embodiment of that new design philosophy. Aside from the logo, Cooler Master keyboards appear to have few differentiating factors against its competitors, but as the platitude goes, never judge a keyboard by its cover.
Today we’ll be reviewing one of Cooler Master’s [...]
SteelSeries has recently announced the new Apex M750 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. The Apex M750 features a stylish aerospace aluminium front plate, SteelSeries QX2 mechanical switches, RGB backlighting and macros managed using the SteelSeries Engine software.
The biggest feature of the SteelSeries Apex M750 is the SteelSeries/Gateron QX2 switches which are coming to the US for the first time. These are also the second SteelSeries mechanical switches to be released after the company revealed the SteelSeries QS1 switch in 2015.
For the Apex M750, SteelSeries will only offer the QX2 Red linear mechanical switch version for fast-paced gaming however, SteelSeries [...]
When it boils down to it, one of the most important components of your new gaming PC is the keyboard. Aside from the mouse, the keyboard, and maybe a gaming controller there’s literally nothing else that translates what you want to do to the PC. Unless you invest mind control… or something.
Over the past few years, one of the most popular categories of gaming keyboards have been the mechanical gaming keyboards. Unlike the cheap, soft and mushy rubber dome keyboards, mechanical gaming keyboards offer a better feel, more consistent actuation, better overall performance, and better reliability.
That said, with the increased popularity of mechanical [...]
Not long ago, we tested the HyperX Alloy FPS gaming keyboard, which was the first mechanical gaming keyboard to be offered by Kingston’s HyperX brand. Rather than stack up with features galore, the HyperX Alloy FPS was a rather strategic product, catering towards mainstream and eSports gamers who simply want a solid performing mechanical gaming keyboard they can take on the go at a reasonable price. For the most part, they succeeded.
Now back for round two is the HyperX Alloy FPS’s bigger, badder cousin, the HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard which we have for review today. While the HyperX Alloy FPS catered towards the mainstream gaming [...]
Although Patriot Memory is most well known for its memory kits, Patriot has become quite the major player in the gaming peripheral business in the past few years.
At CES 2017 earlier this year, we were first introduced to the Patriot Viper V770 mechanical gaming keyboard, which would be Patriot’s flagship mechanical gaming keyboard of 2017. At the show, the Patriot Viper V770 showed quite a bit of promise as a solid premium mechanical gaming keyboard with features such as RGB backlit Kailh Red Switches, a ton of built-in features, dedicated macros, and a LED wristrest.
Over the past few months, we’ve had the opportunity to review the [...]
Most of us know Cherry as the company that set the gold standard for mechanical keyboard switches, but what very few know know is that Cherry also produces its own line of keyboards.
With the recent release of its Cherry MX Silent lineup of mechanical switches, Cherry took the opportunity to release a new keyboard based around the Cherry MX Silent switches to show them off.
As such, today we’ll be reviewing the Cherry MX Board Silent, a quiet typing mechanical keyboard equipped with Cherry’s latest Cherry MX silent switches paired with a classic, no frills, simple keyboard design. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on one for a long [...]
We had the pleasure of hanging out with gaming peripherals maker Cougar recently at E3 2017 to check out some of their latest and greatest gaming keyboards.
Cougar Puri TKL
The latest and what I think is the greatest is the Cougar Puri TKL. The Cougar Puri TKL is a compact, Tenkeyless keyboard for eSports gamers who want a smaller, more portable gaming keyboard to take on the go. The Cougar Puri TKL looked and felt high quality and Cougar displayed the keyboard with even more durable metal keycaps installed on the arrow keys and the gaming zone (WASD keys).
Cougar was also happy to report that they’re only using the highest [...]