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 [...]
Up until the patents on Cherry’s mechanical switches expired several years ago, Cherry was practically the only major player in the mechanical switch space, but despite supplying most of the world’s mechanical switches, Cherry wasn’t really known for their keyboards. The reason for this is that while Cherry offered keyboards for business, industrial and enterprise applications, they did very little in the consumer space.
However, with the rise in popularity of the mechanical keyboard, it’s difficult to ignore how quickly the consumer market for mechanical keyboards is growing and given that Cherry [...]
How can you make a keyboard do more? Connect it to the cloud of course and that’s exactly what Das Keyboard did with their latest keyboard.
According to Das Keyboard, the Das Keyboard 5Q is the world’s first RGB mechanical keyboard that can be connected to the cloud. The Das Keyboard 5Q will support IFTTT (If This, Then That) which will allow users to program the LEDs to reflect updates from social media platforms and cloud apps.
Using Zapier, IFTTT, and many other open APIs, the Das Keyboard 5Q can be connected to a wide array of applications and platforms such as Twitter, stocks, weather and more. During our demo at their suite, Das [...]
These days everything is “cloud” connected. Your speaker is cloud connected, your watch is cloud connected, your lightbulbs are cloud connected, and even your garage door is cloud connected, so why not also own a keyboard that’s cloud connected?
That’s what Das Keyboard is expected to show off at this upcoming CES 2017 with their latest Das Keyboard 5Q which will allow users to stream information directly to the keyboard and be notified of things like emails, stock quotes, sports updates, and more right from the lighting on the keyboard. Have no idea how that would work? Here’s a little demonstration from Das [...]
When it comes to the recent revival of mechanical keyboards, a couple companies such as Razer or Das Keyboard take most of the credit, but a number of companies were there from the beginning – one of them being Thermaltake. After starting off quite early in the game with the well designed Meka G1 mechanical keyboard, then the crazy feature rich Meka G-Unit, Thermaltake hasn’t really done much with their mechanical keyboards other than rebrand the Meka G1 and Meka G-Unit over and over with new paintjobs.
To be honest, we were really beginning to wonder when Thermaltake would finally actually unveil a brand new mechanical [...]
Contrary to popular belief, mechanical keyboards have been around for an extremely long time, and as much as you loved that IBM Model M you had back in the day (yes, that’s mechanical!), they were more expensive to manufacture and thus more expensive to purchase in comparison to the “newer” (at the time) membrane keyboards on the market.
Since price is always an important factor when purchasing a new product, keyboard manufacturers, OEMs, and us (consumers) shifted towards membrane keyboards instead. Problem is, well membrane keyboards suck – they break often and the keys feel mushy. In applications such as [...]
If you follow computer hardware at all these days, you should be well acquainted with the Cooler Master brand along with their gaming sub brand, CM Storm. Recently, Cooler Master has been putting a lot of effort into their CM Storm sub-brand and one area I’ve personally seen a ton of improvements in is their mechanical gaming keyboards. Previously, I’ve reviewed their flagship mechanical keyboard, the CM Storm Trigger, which I found to be an excellent product and today I’ll be reviewing their mid tier mechanical gaming keyboard, the CM Storm QuickFire Pro.
As a step up of the QuickFire Rapid, Cooler Master has put [...]
Pre-built workstation computers designed for photo editing, video editing and 3D modeling can fetch well over $2000 and you still won’t get the performance and upgrade-ability that comes with a custom computer build. With our August 2012 workstation computer build, we’ll be focusing on building the best photo editing, video editing, and 3D modeling computer build for under that magic $1,000 price point.
Ready to see what we came up with? Let’s go!Workstation Computer Build Component Summary CPU Intel Core i7 3770k $340 Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-D3H $142 Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz [...]
When most of us think Cooler Master, we typically think PC cases and CPU coolers, and well, that’s because that’s what they do best. However, with Cooler Master’s relatively recent push of their gaming gear line, CM Storm, they’ve really expanded into many different markets previously unknown to the company. One such market is the gaming keyboard market, and if you’ve read our previous review on the Quick Fire Rapid, you’ll know that we were quite impressed with their first entry. Well, since our review of the Quick Fire Rapid, a couple months have gone by and Cooler Master has already [...]
For those of you who know me, you’ll know that I love mechanical keyboards. Ever since I used one of these a couple years back, I practically fell in love and have used these keyboards exclusively. Why? Well, for starters my typing speed improved and my accuracy improved quite a bit. Considering the fact that I spend hours and hours every day writing reviews, writing news, and all that good stuff mechanical keyboards are less of a luxury and almost a necessity.
So, when Max Keyboard asked me if I was interested in reviewing their new Nighthawk X8 and Nighthawk X9 mechanical keyboard, I was thrilled. Yeah, I’ve [...]