It’s been well over a year since my last mechanical gaming keyboard review and I’d have to say not much has radically changed in the mechanical gaming keyboard landscape. Cherry MX switches are still the most popular mechanical keyboard switches out there and for the most part, most new mechanical gaming keyboards on the market are becoming some sort of ODM sourced product from some mass keyboard manufacturer in China.
Today we’ll be reviewing the Max Keyboard Blackbird, which is a new tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard from the guys who brought you the Max Keyboard Nighthawk series mechanical gaming keyboards. Whereas the [...]
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 gaming, [...]
When we look at the computer peripherals market, there’s always one name that you can’t really forget – Logitech. For years, they’ve been producing amazing peripherals and with the emerging popularity of mechanical keyboards as of late, we’ve been left wondering when the computer peripherals giant would begin offering their own product.
For those still wondering then, wonder no more as today we’ll be reviewing Logitech’s recently introduced G710+ mechanical gaming keyboard, and as their first mechanical keyboard, it looks like Logitech has really pulled out all the stops for the G710+. Why do I say this? Well, the [...]
For our August 2012 best gaming PC build, we’ll be building a high performance heavyweight contender powerful enough to provide the knockout punch to even the most graphically demanding games with ease. Like every boxer, this beast will have to stay within a weight range, which in our case is a budget of under $2000.
Wanna find out what we came up with? Let’s hop right in!Gaming Computer Build Component Summary – Budget: $2,000 CPU Intel Core i5 3570K $220 Motherboard Gigabyte Z77 G1.Sniper 3 $290 Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 Low Profile [...]
Not too long ago, we reviewed the Nighthawk X8 and the Nighthawk X9, which were a couple very impressive mechanical keyboards from a relatively unknown company at the time, Max Keyboard. Since our inaugural review, we’ve been following the company very closely, and when they recently told us that they wanted to introduce a couple new mechanical keyboards, the Durandal G1N and the Durandal G1NL, we were definitely ready to check them out.
As many of you know, Max Keyboard’s original offerings, the Nighthawk series, were pretty high end mechanical keyboards. Priced at near $150, the keyboards offered tons of high end features [...]
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 done tons [...]
Anyone heard of Max Keyboard before? Cause I haven’t, but they recently sent us a couple of their top of the line backlit mechanical keyboards for review and it turns out they’re pretty awesome!
The keyboards they sent us were the Nighthawk X8 and Nighthawk X9 keyboards. While both keyboards are similar in appearance, the Nighthawk X8 comes with Cherry MX Brown keyswitches and blue LEDs while the Nighthawk X9 comes with Cherry MX Red keyswitches and red LEDs. In addition to Cherry MX mechanical keyswitches, both keyboards will come with wrist rests, gold plated USB connectors, a braided cable, internal memory for storing macros and macro profiles, a “game [...]