|Nov 12, 2012, 08:06 PM||#1|
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Plum 96 a brief review
Heeeey folks, Binge with another brief review. Today's subject?
PLUM 96 MX-Enhanced Mechanical Keyboard
Plum is a Chinese based keyboard brand with eyes on the gaming/modding communities. With much respect for their target customers they have designed full-sized as well as 10-keyless models. To further offer great solutions to their customers the 96 key layout is used in their most versatile design. While it offers a space saving design much like a 10-keyless the keyboard retains all of the functionality of a full-sized keyboard.
Briefly I will describe the functions of the keyboard and how they are used.
Physical Features of the Keyboard
I might be forgetting something but it is pretty simple to see this is feature rich as well as space saving. My favorite aspects of the keyboard are that the PCB is well stabilized and does not flex in the keyboard casing. PCB mounted switches are often a softer feel. There is less noise associated with PCB mounted switches than plate mounted switches the key-caps just do not bottom out on the plate and so there is very little 'CLACK' to the keystroke. The keyboard is very light weight without a steel plate to mount the switches. I believe the total weight is under 2 lbs.
USB cable routing is a bonus as you can change the direction the cable exits the keyboard casing. The removable aspect of the cable coupled with the light weight makes this an ultra portable LAN keyboard.
Considering all of the features/functions of this keyboard I'd rate it very high on principal. The only downside I can see is that I had to find a Chinese buying agent to get this keyboard to the United States. The keyboard cost is $99.99 shipped to the USA while the original retail cost of this keyboard is a little over $70 USD. The fact that all returns/shipping require it to go back to china also means that if one of your keyboards is missing something important then it gets to be an expensive RMA. My one keyboard is missing the extension feet. For feet I am not going to RMA the keyboard, but if there were a defect this could cost me about $20-30 USD to get the issue resolved.
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Last edited by Binge; Nov 12, 2012 at 10:08 PM.
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