Thursday, October 5th 2017

Sharkoon Announces the PureWriter, Kailh Mechanical Keyboard with Number Block

Sharkoon expands their range of flat, mechanical keyboards and introduces with the PureWriter, a low-profile keyboard with number block and dedicated multimedia keys. Recently released was the Sharkoon PureWriter TKL, the little brother in 2-block layout. Like with the TKL version, Sharkoon again uses flat, mechanical switches from the company Kailh. The Sharkoon PureWriter, in a 3-block layout, is now available with either red or blue switches.

With the PureWriter, Sharkoon now presents a flat, mechanical keyboard for lovers of the number block. It also offers separate multimedia keys for volume control, play/pause or to simply launch the preferred media player. The PureWriter is large at 436 mm long and 127 mm wide, and again frameless, compact and flat. The aluminium alloy top cover improves the stability of the keyboard. Technically, the keyboard is equipped with n-key rollover, anti-ghosting keys and a polling rate of 1,000 Hz, making it state of the art.
The new PG1350 series switches from Kailh made the flat construction of the Sharkoon PureWriter TKL a possibility. The same switches are used again in the PureWriter, or rather, the 3-block layout version: The Sharkoon PureWriter Blue offers an acoustic, tactile switch with a detectable switching point. The distance to actuation point is 1.5 mm while the operating force is 55 grams. The Sharkoon PureWriter Red offers a linear switch, undetectable switching point and click point, operating force of 45 grams and 1.5 mm distance to actuation point. Both versions have a keycap height of 6.2 mm and the keys have a minimum operating life cycle of 50 million keystrokes.
The blue LED illumination is infinitely adjustable and offers a multitude of pre-programmed lighting effects. Customized lighting can be programmed on-the-fly and saved in five profiles, for example individual lighting of single keys. All settings are made directly on the keyboard; therefore, software is not necessary and thus not included in delivery. The PureWriter connects via one of the two included USB cables, each with a gold-plated micro-B and type A plug. The 50 cm long cable is perfect to connect the keyboard with notebooks; the 150 cm long cable is suitable for conventional PCs. The PureWriter is compatible with Windows 7/8/10. With an OTG adapter, Android devices, such as smartphones and tablets, can also be used.
The Sharkoon PureWriter is now available in either red or blue mechanical switches for the suggested retail price of €79.90 from authorized retailers.


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6 Comments on Sharkoon Announces the PureWriter, Kailh Mechanical Keyboard with Number Block

#1
lexluthermiester
This is kinda cool. Liking the detachable cable and the 1000hz polling. Hard-core gamers are going to love this board. Hopefully they release it in the states.
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lexluthermiester said:
This is kinda cool. Liking the detachable cable and the 1000hz polling. Hard-core gamers are going to love this board. Hopefully they release it in the states.
Hardcore gamers will probably miss the programmable keys. But still, this looks nice. Expensive, like everything mechanical, but nice.
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lexluthermiester
bug said:
Hardcore gamers will probably miss the programmable keys.
Good point. Not sure that will be a deal-breaker for most though.
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SaltyFish
It looks like one of those old scissor switch keyboards from a decade back before chiclet keyboards became all the rage. Looks nice and I'd give it a try if I see it in stores. Wish it had programmable keys and non-blue backlighting, but interesting nonetheless.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Numpad, I think they are called. :p


SaltyFish said:
It looks like one of those old scissor switch keyboards from a decade back before chiclet keyboards became all the rage. Looks nice and I'd give it a try if I see it in stores. Wish it had programmable keys and non-blue backlighting, but interesting nonetheless.
You mean the scissor switches commonly used in laptops? I don't see that at all. EDIT: I had a "moment" and thought this had RGB.
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#6
Mysteoa
I think I found my keyboard. I was looking for mechanical with slim keys. I may be jumping on this soon. Just need to find how hard it will be to get it where I live.
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