Thursday, August 31st 2017

Sharkoon Announces PureWriter TKL Gaming Keyboard

Sharkoon expands their range of mechanical keyboards and introduces the PureWriter TKL, an innovative mechanical keyboard with low-profile switches from the micro-switch Asian specialist Kailh. These innovative, flat mechanical switches enable the compact and flat design of the Sharkoon PureWriter: TKL stands for tenkeyless - the keyboard comes without a number block. The PureWriter TKL is currently available with red and blue switches; brown switches will follow shortly.

With the PureWriter TKL, Sharkoon presents a purist keyboard for all occasions, which, in addition to its light and compact construction, stands out through its innovative mechanical switches in ultra-flat design. Thanks to the missing number block, the frameless keyboard measures a compact 355 mm in length, 127 mm wide and only 23 mm in height when the feet are folded-in, making it as flat as possible. It weighs only 503 grams. It also offers all the technical essentials with n-key rollover, anti-ghosting keys and a polling rate of 1,000 Hz. The PureWriter TKL Blue offers the usual characteristics of the same mechanical switches or rather an acoustic, tactile feedback with a detectable switching point. The distance to actuation point is only 1.5 mm and an operating force of 55 grams.
The PureWriter TKL Red offers a lineal switch and boasts both an undetectable switching point and click point with an operating force of 45 grams plus a distance to actuation point of 1.5 mm. The keycap height on both versions is only 6.2 mm and has an operating life cycle of at least 50 million keystrokes. It also offers infinitely variable blue LED illumination with numerous pre-programmed lighting effects. Individual lighting can be programmed on-the-fly, for example to illuminate preferred keys, and saved in five profiles.

Software is not necessary since all settings are made directly through the keyboard. The PureWriter TKL connects via one of the two included USB cables, with gold-plated Micro-B and Type A connectors. The intentionally short 50 cm long cable is suitable for notebooks, while the 150 cm long cable provides enough reach for conventional PCs. The PureWriter TKL is compatible with Windows 7/8/10 and, with a commercial OTG adapter, can be used with Android devices, such as smartphones and tablets. The Sharkoon PureWriter TKL is available with either red or blue mechanical switches for the suggested retail price of 69.90 euros from authorized retailers.

  • Flat Mechanical Keyboard without Number Block
  • Kailh Low-Profile Switches in Red and Blue
  • N-Key Rollover
  • Anti-Ghosting
  • 1,000 Hz Polling Rate
  • Aluminium Alloy Top Cover
  • Blue LED Illumination
  • Pre-Installed Lighting Effects
  • Min. 50 Million Keystrokes
  • Detachable USB Cable
  • MSRP 69.90€
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