Monday, January 23rd 2017

Mushkin Launches Carbon KB-001 Mechanical Keyboard

Looking to extend its reach from its other product lines, Mushkin has now extended its product tendrils towards the mechanical keyboard spectrum, with the launch of the Carbon KB-001. Mushkin is apparently positioning the Carbon KB-001 as a high-end offering, boasting the usage of CNC'd and aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum, with the PCB being touted as a double fiberglass design. The aircraft-grade components are otherwise reflected on the coloring and overall accents of the keyboard, with the lateral red exhaust grills being (we suspect) reminiscent of those found in fighter jets.

The Carbon KB-001 offers RGB lighting and standard Kailh Brown switches, with other switch options' availability remaining unclear. Mushkin also mentioned a full-size 104-key keyboard with n-key rollover, a Windows key lock, anti-ghosting technologies, and a braided fiber cable, with pricing being reported at around the $70 mark.
Source: TechReport
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10 Comments on Mushkin Launches Carbon KB-001 Mechanical Keyboard

#1
neko77025
Really ? ... another company going into keyboards ...

Mushkin, how about you update your Ram PCB with something that is non green. And work on some 3d V nand.


A ****ing keyboard ???
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#2
silentbogo
Yet another generic chinese OEM keyboard. Mushkin did not even bother to ask for some less suspicious keycaps and at least some switches that do not have a word "Kailh" in their name.
So much for "high-end offering", "aircraft-grade aluminium", and "fighter jets".
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#3
micropage7
Raevenlord, post: 3590541, member: 166527"
aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum
great, i can use it as a weapon
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#4
NinkobEi
neko77025, post: 3590546, member: 95913"
Really ? ... another company going into keyboards ...

Mushkin, how about you update your Ram PCB with something that is non green. And work on some 3d V nand.


A ****ing keyboard ???
u mad?
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
silentbogo, post: 3590552, member: 141875"
Yet another generic chinese OEM keyboard. Mushkin did not even bother to ask for some less suspicious keycaps and at least some switches that do not have a word "Kailh" in their name.
So much for "high-end offering", "aircraft-grade aluminium", and "fighter jets".
Get over it, unless your a typist there is nothing wrong with Kailh switches, well unless you have some serius OCD.

Come to think of it i have had cherry switches fail on me more than once unlike Kailh switches still not had one fail yet.

And whats wrong with good quality aluminum ?.

It don't have features i require but dam it's even mat colored and not this shiny crap.

70$ mark dam.
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#7
silentbogo
AsRock, post: 3590617, member: 40310"
Get over it, unless your a typist there is nothing wrong with Kailh switches, well unless you have some serius OCD.

Come to think of it i have had cherry switches fail on more more than once unlike Kailh switches.

And whats wrong with good quality aluminum ?.

It don't have features i require but dam it's even mat colored and not this shiny crap.

70$ mark dam.
Nothing is wrong with an aluminium housing, everything is wrong with Kailh switches.
I had 25 reds fail on me just in my current Zalman, about 10 more were replaced in my friend's Tesoro Excalibur.
And that's not including an uneven resistance of their linear switches.
Razer got rid of Kailh as a supplier for a reason too: they fail way-way before the acclaimed "clicks-till-death" (mostly because of very thin and pliable copper contacts).
Even less famous chinese mechanical keyboard manufacturers (one of which made this wondertech) have switched over to Gateron or OUTEMU for their products.

If cherry MX fails, you'll never see 10-25 switches fail in the same keyboard.

Basically it's a variation on this keyboard:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Aluminum-Alloy-104LED-Mechanical-Keyboard-Progaming-Breaking-Law-Version-Computer-Gaming-Ergonomics-Mechanical-Keyboard/32759681365.html

...with these generic keycaps:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/87-Keys-Translucidus-keycap-Double-color-ABS-Keycaps-Keycaps-For-OEM-Cherry-MX-Switches-Mechanical/32666722002.html
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AsRock
TPU addict
Tesoro Lobera has been perfectly fine, unlike the 2 Razer Blackwidow's and 2 ROCCAT MK Pro keyboards that all had multiple failing cherry's in fact i think ones going again on my ROCCAT MK Pro and yet my Lobera as out lasted 3 of those keyboards without issue.
if cherry MX fails, you'll never see 10-25 switches fail in the same keyboard.
25 huh, sorry be changing my keyboard way before 25 lol, The first blackwidow had a single failing key which i was able call on my warranty how ever my second one had 5 failing and was increasing. As for the MK Pro's it was around the LED issue's i went though 4 keyboards 2 with failing leds and 2 with failing keys, o year ROCCAT will drop ya ass once that warranty runs out even if you have not had a working keyboard for a reasonable time they just tell you F off politely which is why i will not buy there shit again a long with Razer.

Razer suck what ever hardware they use.
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#9
GreiverBlade
too much carbon in the name, not enough in the frame ....
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#10
ensabrenoir
... . Confessions of a mouse ,keyboard, and mousepad addict .....yeah gonna get one.... And that orange lit cougar one...
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