Friday, December 14th 2012
Gaming peripherals maker DharmaPoint announced the DRTCKB91UP2 compact gaming keyboard. Measuring 367 x 148 x 34 mm (WxDxH), it features a design that does away with the numpad key-cluster, much like CM Storm QuickFire Rapid, but unlike the QuickFire TK. It appears to use a gaming-grade membrane switches similar to the ones found on Microsoft Sidewinder X-series, with 20 million key-press lifecycle, its controller supports full N-key rollover over USB (like Microsoft's Sidewinder X-series). While it's completely devoid of hotkeys, it features hardware Win-key disable and turbo switches, in its 91-key QWERTY layout. It is priced around $60, and could present an alternative to more expensive mechanical compact keyboards.