Tuesday, March 3rd 2020

Mountain Unveils the Everest Modular Gaming Keyboard

Available for pre-order today, Everest is a fully customizable, mechanical gaming keyboard that is a revolution in choice. Brought to you by Mountain, Everest can be pre-ordered here, from 95€ ($90 / £85 - depending on exchange rate). The Everest keyboard is available as the Core Version in TKL format and MAX version featuring the removable numpad and media dock.

Mountain's design philosophy is built on four pillars: Innovation, Performance, Aesthetics and Modularity. The Everest keyboard includes patent-pending features, designed from the ground up. Integrated display keys can be assigned to any game or application for a faster launch, the modular media dock with circular display dial provides unprecedented levels of control and allows you to monitor your system. The magnetic removable numpad and magnetic feet allow multiple levels of height adjustment for ease of use. The Everest keyboard is built to the highest standard - created from double-plated aluminium, combined with CNC-milling for added aesthetics.
Back the Mountain Everest project on Kickstarter here.

Each Everest is ready to be personalized to your own style and comfort requirements. Hot-swappable Cherry MX Switches for what works best in any given game, RGB illumination offers 16.7 million colors to choose from, while a comfortable magnetic palm rest makes it perfect for long playing sessions. There's also a USB 3.2 Gen 1 hub that provides an additional high-speed USB port, limiting the amount of unnecessary cables and extensions in your setup, and N-Key Rollover ensuring Everest can handle whatever inputs are thrown at it. With the easy-to-use and in-house developed Base Camp software available to set up Macros, you can respond even while gaming.
"From the very beginning, our philosophy was to design user-centric products without any compromise," says Tobias Brinkmann, Founder & CEO of Mountain. "We wanted to create an innovative keyboard enabling customization for individual needs through modularity. In its very essence, Everest is the keyboard we wanted for ourselves"

In the production of Everest, a key focus for Mountain is reducing the environmental impact. Everest and its modular components are built to last. Although plastic packaging will be kept to a minimum, all plastic used will be recyclable and the packaging itself has been designed to be reused. Mountain has also partnered with Plastic Bank. By purchasing our product, you will support extracting 25000 kg of plastic from the environment in 2020 with Mountain and Plastic Bank.

Everest is being released in two versions, Everest Core and Everest Max, available on Kickstarter from 95€ ($90 / £85 - depending on exchange rate).

Everest Core

Everest Core contains the base keyboard along with a 2m USB Type-C cable, 5 additional Cherry MX switches, a Mountain keycap, a combo keycap & switch removal tool, 4 spacers for Everest's feet, and a pack of Mountain logo stickers.

Everest Max

In addition to receiving everything in the Core version, the Max also includes the Media Dock with Display Dial, Numpad with 4 display keys, Palm Rest, a Mountain keycap, a combo keycap & switch removal tool, 8 spacers for Everest & add-on feet (instead of 4) and a 15cm USB Type-C to Type-C cable.

Everest Features:
  • Modularity:
    o Removable Numpad with integrated display keys (Max version)
    o Removable Media Dock with Display Dial (Max version)
    o Hot-Swappable Mechanical Switches
  • Cherry MX Switches
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A hub
  • USB Type-C removable Cable
  • Magnetic Palm Rest (Max version)
  • RGB illumination per key and 360-degree lightbar
  • Full USB N-Key Rollover
  • Base Camp Software Support
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15 Comments on Mountain Unveils the Everest Modular Gaming Keyboard

#1
Mayclore
I would love this, but it's a Kickstarter and I can't shake the feeling the most Kickstarter projects are black holes from which money never returns.
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#2
the54thvoid
Mayclore
I would love this, but it's a Kickstarter and I can't shake the feeling the most Kickstarter projects are black holes from which money never returns.
And at such a low price for such a novel thing.... I like it, for sure, but I'm not a big fan of Kickstarter projects as it's too much like investing in the unknown.
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TheLostSwede
Mayclore
I would love this, but it's a Kickstarter and I can't shake the feeling the most Kickstarter projects are black holes from which money never returns.
How so? Every single one I've backed had delivered. Sure, some were late, but that's a risk you have to take. Maybe I've been lucky, but you also have to be a bit smart about what you back.
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#4
Mayclore
TheLostSwede
How so? Every single one I've backed had delivered. Sure, some were late, but that's a risk you have to take. Maybe I've been lucky, but you also have to be a bit smart about what you back.
I refuse to find out. It's too much like pre-ordering video games to me, which is something I refuse to do.

I'd totally buy one of these after production actually starts, though, it looks awesome.
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#5
LocutusH
A step into a right direction... maybe, but i see lots of missed opportunities here...
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#6
bonehead123
Very nice looking with apparent solid construction and lots of features/options, however:

1) A 6 inch USB C cable...what good is that ?
2) Why waste a USB-C port on a KB anyways ?
3) If the USB-C connection is supposed to be useful, why not make the hub with USB-C ports also ?
4) The numberpad looks kinda tacky, like a half-baked accessory/last-minute add-on...
5) That GIANT media center and circular volume knob just kills the slick, streamlined appearance IMHO
6) Need a wireless/BT version... then they can have my money :)
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#7
Sp33d Junki3
bonehead123
Very nice looking with apparent solid construction and lots of features/options, however:

1) A 6 inch USB C cable...what good is that ?
2) Why waste a USB-C port on a KB anyways ?
3) If the USB-C connection is supposed to be useful, why not make the hub with USB-C ports also ?
4) The numberpad looks kinda tacky, like a half-baked accessory/last-minute add-on...
5) That GIANT media center and circular volume knob just kills the slick, streamlined appearance IMHO
6) Need a wireless/BT version... then they can have my money :)
1) it's extra cable for places you need it.
2) Need that for the 3.2 Hub
3) USB-C not everything can connect to it. USB 3 any device can use it
4) Not tacky, not everyone wants one. Plus many like to have one on the left.
5) No, good to use. Plus it is removable, and optional.
6) Then you lose the USB hub and most everything else. If you can run just one wire, huh?
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#8
Octopuss
Who the hell would use a keybord with one row Enter key.
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#9
gamefoo21
Octopuss
Who the hell would use a keyboard with a one row Enter key.
Fixed...

Anyways...

North America and several other places.

So lots and lots of people.
bonehead123
Very nice looking with apparent solid construction and lots of features/options, however:

1) A 6 inch USB C cable...what good is that ?
2) Why waste a USB-C port on a KB anyways ?
3) If the USB-C connection is supposed to be useful, why not make the hub with USB-C ports also ?
4) The numberpad looks kinda tacky, like a half-baked accessory/last-minute add-on...
5) That GIANT media center and circular volume knob just kills the slick, streamlined appearance IMHO
6) Need a wireless/BT version... then they can have my money :)
6" cable is for connecting the detachable numpad, I suspect. :)
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#10
TheLostSwede
bonehead123
Very nice looking with apparent solid construction and lots of features/options, however:

1) A 6 inch USB C cable...what good is that ?
2) Why waste a USB-C port on a KB anyways ?
3) If the USB-C connection is supposed to be useful, why not make the hub with USB-C ports also ?
4) The numberpad looks kinda tacky, like a half-baked accessory/last-minute add-on...
5) That GIANT media center and circular volume knob just kills the slick, streamlined appearance IMHO
6) Need a wireless/BT version... then they can have my money :)
USB-C is a much better connector for a keyboard than micro USB and it's smaller than a USB type-B connector, hence why it's used on a lot of newer keyboards.
My Wooting Two has one as well and it feels a lot sturdier than other options.
If you actually bothered reading properly, you would've seen there's also a 2m cable included.
Octopuss
Who the hell would use a keybord with one row Enter key.
ANSI vs. ISO layout.
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#11
bonehead123
TheLostSwede
USB-C is a much better connector for a keyboard than micro USB and it's smaller than a USB type-B connector
Agreed, for the KB end of things, as I absolutely hate micro for ANYTHING, but what about the other end, where it connects to your computer, the majority of which have only 1, maybe 2x C ports (unless you add a hub or mod your case....
TheLostSwede
you would've seen there's also a 2m cable included.
I did see that, which was part of why I said "what is the 6 inch one for"
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#12
TheLostSwede
bonehead123
Agreed, for the KB end of things, as I absolutely hate micro for ANYTHING, but what about the other end, where it connects to your computer, the majority of which have only 1, maybe 2x C ports (unless you add a hub or mod your case....
The other end is a normal USB port...
You don't have to have USB-C in both ends...
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#13
AsRock
TPU addict
Integrated display keys can be assigned to any game or application for a faster launch,
But can every other key be changed ?, sorry if it cannot do that it's no gaming keyboard in my eye's.
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#14
DeathtoGnomes
I'll be back when this gets a macro keypad addon ala Logitechs Gkeys.
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#15
bug
Right, and I want to sell electric cars for $5,000... No way they'll hit those price points.

Also, where's the caps lock indicator?
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