Sunday, October 8th 2017

Xtrfy Announces K3 "Mem-chanical" Gaming Keyboard

After a series of premium gaming keyboards,trusted by professional and discerning gamers worldwide, esports organisation Ninjas in Pyjamas and its gaming gear brand Xtrfy are now announcing the launch of the K3 - A mem-chanical keyboard for gamers of all levels. The new Xtrfy keyboard is built with every gamer in mind.The K3 combines a membrane-based construction and a new,mem-chanical key switch design.The result is a premium-feeling yet affordable gaming keyboard.

It's no news that a top-performing mechanical keyboard costs a bit more than what many gamers can afford. The K3 gives you the feeling of a mechanical keyboard in a membrane construction, and makes premium features available to all gamers," says Erik Jensen, CTO at Xtrfy. The keyboard is equipped with 19-key rollover and 1000hz polling rate for faster, more accurate response, and RGB LED illumination with 6-zone colour customisation and multiple lighting effects.With a metal plate base and dust and splash resistant key switches with a lifecycle of 20 million keystrokes, the K3 is a sturdy keyboard built for long-time performance.
Features
  • RGB LED ILLUMINATION: 6- zone colour customisation and multiple lighting effects.
  • MEM-CHANICAL SWITCHES: Membrane construction, mechanical feel.
  • SPEED AND PRECISION: 1000hz polling rate and 19-key rollover for fast, accurate response
  • NO SOFTWARE. NO HASSTLE: All settings are easily made directly on the keyboard and stored in an on-board memory - Simply plug and play.
  • DURABLE DESIGN: With a metal plate base and dust and splay resistant keys switches, plus a lifecycle of 20 million keystrokes, the k3 is a sturdy, durable keyboard built for long-time performance.
Specification
  • Illumination: RGB LED
  • Keys: Standard 105
  • Anti Ghosting: 19 key rollover
  • Key Switches: Mem-chanical
  • Special keys/shortcuts: Illumination settings, Media controls
  • Connection: USB
  • Weight: 1.1kg
  • Size: 137 x 444 x 43 mm
  • Cable: 1.8m - Braided
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • EAN: 7340086908214
  • UPC: 842597100462
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16 Comments on Xtrfy Announces K3 "Mem-chanical" Gaming Keyboard

#1
micropage7
from the pic. it looks like membrane with removable keycap on top
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#3
silentbogo
micropage7
from the pic. it looks like membrane with removable keycap on top
That's probably why it's called mem-chanical. Membrane switches hidden under fake mechanical push-caps. Just like cheap Thermaltake plunger keyboards, but with RGB! :twitch:
Quite a weird product, considering it's made "by gamers for gamers". Even Tt crap is currently selling for half of its original price, because it's... crap (probably except places like Walmart).... :fear:
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#4
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
there is no such thing as a mechanical feeling with membranes
been tried doesn't work not even close

why is techpowerup doing pieces on these no name vendors nobody has ever heard of
if i am going to shell out 100 dollars I am not going to spend it on some membrane pos from some company I have never heard of, ill buy a k70 instead
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#5
ShurikN
"It's no news that a top-performing mechanical keyboard costs a bit more than what many gamers can afford"
Lol, that's cute coming from a 80€ membrane keyboard. If it was 40 I'd understand...
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#6
silentbogo
OneMoar
why is techpowerup doing pieces on these no name vendors nobody has ever heard of
But it's Ninjas in Pyjamas! A dying breed of CS:GO pro-players with barely notable achievements :laugh:
ShurikN
If it was 40 I'd understand...
Even at $40 you can still shoot for Kailh or OUTEMU keyboard from China. Beyond no-name cookie-cutter keyboards there are some cheap rebrands, like Biostar GK3 (announced at $45), or Zalman ZM-500K (can buy new for $35-40, but it's crap), or myriad of last-years cheap boards in sub-$50 category.
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#7
dj-electric
When done right, memchanical can feel good. The ornata is a great example
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#8
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
TL: DW: It's better than normal membrane keyboards, but not as good as a real mechanical keyboard(duh).


But, really, you can get a full mechanical keyboard for $40. It doesn't have RGB, but it does have backlighting. So don't know why anyone would buy these "Mem-chanical" keyboards.
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#9
TheLostSwede
Not everyone wants a mechanical keyboard, I personally don't like them and never have. I miss Keytronic, they made the best keyboards, but alas, they've all but disappeared from the market.
However, this is way too overpriced at €79 and it's not something I'd consider.
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#10
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
TheLostSwede
Not everyone wants a mechanical keyboard, I personally don't like them and never have. I miss Keytronic, they made the best keyboards, but alas, they've all but disappeared from the market.
However, this is way too overpriced at €79 and it's not something I'd consider.
Thing is, this is for people that do want a mechanical keyboard but for some reason think they are too expensive.
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#12
AnarchoPrimitiv
OneMoar
ill just leave these here ....

www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZUPOMDQ/?tag=tec06d-20

www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8H09TS/?tag=tec06d-20
No Way, my Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S is way better than those corsair boards, but then again I hate anything with the "gamer" aesthetic and think a law should be passed permenantly banning red & black builds (still don't understand why even those that think red & black look good together don't stop using that combo just out of principle based on what a cliche trope and joke it has become)
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#13
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
was just a example of what you can get for about 100 usd

agree corsair are garbage
but a 140 bucks for a tenkeyless keyboard lolno coolermaster
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#14
silentbogo
TheLostSwede
Not everyone wants a mechanical keyboard, I personally don't like them and never have.
Just like I do enjoy working on "butterfly" membrane switches (scissor switches), but the point of this product (just like with $20 chinese keyboards of this class), is to simulate the tactile feedback on plunger switches.
The main motivation was the price and timing. At the time of arrival those boards were selling for $30-40, while the cheapest mech keyboard was around $70.
This piece of crap misses everything, because it's not cheap and it's almost 4-5 years too late.
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#16
Caring1
This is almost identical to my current keyboard in appearance, except I don't have stupid lights, and mine has volume and sleep buttons where they place the name.
They're probably made in the same Chinese factory.
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