Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Sharkoon Announces SKILLER MECH SGK3 Keyboard

Sharkoon expands the lineup within their SKILLER series and introduces another keyboard with mechanical switches from Kailh: The Sharkoon SKILLER MECH SGK3 is the big brother of the recently released SGK2, which came without a number block. The new SGK3 is just as robust and offers, in addition to a number block, customizable RGB illumination with up to 16.8 million colors for the keys plus a gaming software with included macro manager.

Typical for the SKILLER MECH, the SGK3 utilizes the proven switches from Kailh. As usual, customers have the choice between blue, brown and red switches. The blue switches are tactile and provide acoustic as well as detectable feedback. The brown switches are just as tactile, while also offering a detectable switching point but no acoustic feedback. For those desiring both an undetectable switching point and click point, the linear red switches are for you. All three offer the same operating force of 50 grams as well as a 1.9 mm distance to actuation point. The operation life cycle of the keys is at least 50 million keystrokes. Visually, the SKILLER MECH SGK3 wows with its customizable RGB illumination with up to 16.8 million colors.
Over twenty lighting effects come pre-programmed from the factory and, without using the software or driver installation, activate easily through a shortcut. Individual key assignment adjustments are possible without using the software, as well. The pre-programmed lighting also allows additional customization, such as to the frequency, brightness, color scheme and direction of the chosen lighting effect. Its technical aspects include n-key rollover (changeable to 6-key rollover), anti-ghosting keys, 1,000 Hz polling rate, gaming modes, arrow keys functions interchangeable with the WASD section, and function keys with preset multimedia actions.

The gaming software, with included macro manager, is free for download from the Sharkoon website without registration. In addition to programming macros, it also offers a clear selection of pre-programmed lighting effects, to include their configuration. Record up to 100 macros, each with up to 250 key sequences. Individual key assignments and multimedia actions can be stored within the three different profiles of onboard memory. If necessary, these can be exported and saved to the respective PC through the software. The SKILLER MECH SGK3 connects via a textile braided cable with gold-plated plug.

The Sharkoon SKILLER SGK3 is available with either blue, brown or red mechanical switches for the suggested retail price of 64.90 euros from authorized retailers.

For more information, visit the product page.
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4 Comments on Sharkoon Announces SKILLER MECH SGK3 Keyboard

ensabrenoir said:
Soon to be superseded by "skillest", no doubt.

It's not a bad price, especially if retailers manage to shave €5-10 off the MSRP.
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Vayra86 said:
I stand corrected. :oops:
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