Friday, April 8th 2011

Mionix Readies New Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, the Mionix Zibal 60

Gaming peripherals expert Mionix is giving final touches to its latest offering to professional gamers, the Mionix Zibal 60 mechanical keyboard. The Zibal 60, we're hearing, is going to be a high-end mechanical keyboard designed for gamers. Unlike many mechanical keyboards that offer little more than the standard keyset, Zibal will offer backlit illumination for each key. Each key will be backed by a Black Cherry MX illuminated mechanical switches, which are known to provide good tactile feedback at low noise. Further, the keyboard will be plug and play, not needing additional driver software. Mechanical keyboards are favored to provide high durability and tactile feedback compared to common membrane type keyboards. For now there's just a sneak peak image of the business-end of the keyboard. The Mionix Zibal 60 mechanical keyboard will launch in six days from now.
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35 Comments on Mionix Readies New Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, the Mionix Zibal 60

#1
Arrakis+9
looks like a winner to me, i like the green color lights on black
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#2
TheLostSwede
Another picture, looks like it might be a winner
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#3
KieranD
looks nice probably really expensive though :ohwell:
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#4
JATownes
DAMN I WANT!!! Price be damned. Any idea how much or where to order/preorder?
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#5
Kitkat
From the second picture doesn't look so bright even at night. I like when a keyboard is red (or whatever color) even with the lights on. Needs BRIGHT LEDS and a 3 - 5 level settings so u can turn them down. I hate when red keyboards turn pink and the lights are dim or halfway on. The best so far I've seen is on my G9 (mouse) looks red with the lights on and even with the windows open. (unfortunatly there keyboard(s) don't) I just wish they glowed really good all the time. One can only hope its as bright as that first picture but i highly doubt it. I'm smelling some pshop maybe???
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#6
Semi-Lobster
Plug and play? If its just USB there's a chance it may not have N-key rollover
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#7
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
it should be very bright, since its a led per key on those :D
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#8
Fourstaff
Large wrist rest looks suspiciously like Steelseries 7G
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#9
Kitkat
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
it should be very bright, since its a led per key on those :D
i think its a light pipe the picture above my also by pshoped for advertizment purposes. But most keyboards refract light threw some plastic clear pipeing. I dont care about the method i just want a "brilliant" keyboard i know they can do it i just duno what happens in the dev process maybe its cost. but we wont know till we really see it
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#10
Rowsol
Mionix is good stuff. I use the 3200 naos mouse.
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#11
KieranD
by: Fourstaff
Large wrist rest looks suspiciously like Steelseries 7G
Looks detachable, the 7G isnt detachable.
I can never afford a mechanical keyboard i wish they where cheaper.

EDIT: The reason they use certain colours for LEDs is to make it easier to read or for colour blind folk. I know some people instinctively know where a key or by learning.
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
might be a competitor to razers black widow ultimate.
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#15
Wile E
Power User
I hope they offer a model with MX Browns or Clears. So far, Deck is still the only backlit mechanical boards that do, and they are just too expensive for me to justify purchasing.

Well, at least they didn't drop the ball like Razer, and make them clicky keys. If these are reasonably priced like the Razer BW's, I might just settle for a board with linear switches.
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#16
Saidrex
Wow. Very usefull for a "vampire" like myself who lives in the dark =) What?! I save electricity. =)
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Wile E
I hope they offer a model with MX Browns or Clears. So far, Deck is still the only backlit mechanical boards that do, and they are just too expensive for me to justify purchasing.

Well, at least they didn't drop the ball like Razer, and make them clicky keys. If these are reasonably priced like the Razer BW's, I might just settle for a board with linear switches.
yeah, i got used to the clicky.


then again, i dont share a room with anyone to annoy with the noise
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#18
Mescalamba
by: KieranD
Looks detachable, the 7G isnt detachable.
I can never afford a mechanical keyboard i wish they where cheaper.

EDIT: The reason they use certain colours for LEDs is to make it easier to read or for colour blind folk. I know some people instinctively know where a key or by learning.
Since I have 7G, I must tell you that 7G wrist rest is detachable (or rather say, you can simply lift it up and remove from keyboard).

There is few cheaper mechanical keyboard, though not that much cheap. 7G is pretty much worth it, if you get good piece (there are unfortunately even bad pieces which can have faulty controller that is either dead or will die by using it).
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#19
KieranD
by: Mescalamba
Since I have 7G, I must tell you that 7G wrist rest is detachable (or rather say, you can simply lift it up and remove from keyboard).

There is few cheaper mechanical keyboard, though not that much cheap. 7G is pretty much worth it, if you get good piece (there are unfortunately even bad pieces which can have faulty controller that is either dead or will die by using it).
It looks like its all one piece though? Look.
http://steelseries.com/products/keyboards/steelseries-7g
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#22
Mescalamba
by: KieranD
It looks like its all one piece though? Look.
http://steelseries.com/products/keyboards/steelseries-7g
Yup, but it isnt. Its one piece thats not only wrist rest, but surrounds entire keyboard. To remove it, you just lift it up and you will be left with what looks exactly like 6Gv2. :)

Actually its pretty usefull, cause you can remove it, wash it, and than put back, as its just one piece of plastic with no connection to keyboard.
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#23
The_
by: Fourstaff
Large wrist rest looks suspiciously like Steelseries 7G
looks more like the Thermaltake MEKA G1 to me :ohwell:

MEKA G1

As some1 stated before, the 7G's wrist rest surrounds the keyboard itself and the MEKA G1's wrist rest clips on.
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#24
KieranD
You physically take the keyboard out rather than just slide on a rest. I get it now lol.
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#25
Fourstaff
by: The_
looks more like the Thermaltake MEKA G1 to me :ohwell:

MEKA G1

As some1 stated before, the 7G's wrist rest surrounds the keyboard itself and the MEKA G1's wrist rest clips on.
Omg you are actually right! If you shop the branding and the lighting, I doubt people will notice the difference.
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