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Sharkoon Announces SharkZone MK80 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

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The Sharkoon SHARK ZONE MK80 RGB, in a 3-block layout, offers both brilliant illumination and unmatched individuality. Thanks to the premium quality switches from Kailh, the keyboard provides advantages for professional gamers. The other technical details will also leave you impressed: N-key rollover, on-the-fly macro recording, gaming mode, up to five game profiles, onboard memory, integrated media hub with audio and USB connection possibilities plus a polling rate of 1,000 Hz. A total of eight pre-programmed lighting effects, with up to 16.8 million colors, will leave a colorful lasting impression. A comfortable palm rest supports ergonomic gaming, which is of course detachable.

The mechanical Kailh switches promise an average operating life cycle of at least 60 million clicks per key. The MK80 is available with either red, brown or blue switches, each provide different characteristics: Kailh Red has an operating force of 50 g, a linear switch and undetectable switching point and click point. The distance to actuation point is 2 mm. The operating force for Kailh Brown is 45 g, the switch is tactile, the switching point is detectable and the click point is undetectable. The distance to actuation point is also 2 mm. The Kailh Blue offers a precisely detectable click point with a detectable switching point plus tactile switch. The distance to actuation point is 1.9 mm; the operating force is 50 g.



Visually the MK80 is a head turner, even without its installed software. Eight spectacular factory-made lighting effects are pre-programmed, which activate via a simple shortcut. Multicolored wave, pulsating or permanent illumination, an explosion effect or rhythmic illumination to match the music being played can all be selected, for example.

The included gaming software leaves nothing to be desired. In addition to the diverse LED illumination customization of every individual key, macros can be programmed, up to five individual game profiles can be made and appropriate shortcuts with the preferred interaction can be created. Also, key functions can be freely programmed. No customizations will ever be lost thanks to the onboard memory.

The Sharkoon SHARK ZONE MK80 RGB Brown, Sharkoon SHARK ZONE MK80 RGB Red and Sharkoon SHARK ZONE MK80 RGB Blue is now available for the suggested retail price of 139.90 euros in authorized retailers.

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hmm, looks quite decent. But, as anyone with a RGB keyoard will tell you, the multi colored aspect of RGB is quickly turned of for a more controlled look. the Kailh switches looks like a copy of the Cherry MX switches, anybody have any intel on them opposed to the Cherry versions? And if the colour coding is the same then blue ones are the least interesting for gaming, but that is more personal preference.
 
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Nice, but I got mt G910 for 89.99, Good work Sharkoon but the price should't exceed 109.99$.
 
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Nice, but I got mt G910 for 89.99, Good work Sharkoon but the price should't exceed 109.99$.
G910 is $180 US, not $90 unless on sale.
Not sure where you see that. Let you know G910 is terrible, and the keys itself is not standard design and makes it much harder to play. No, they can not be replaced.
 
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G910 is $180 US, not $90 unless on sale.
Not sure where you see that. Let you know G910 is terrible, and the keys itself is not standard design and makes it much harder to play. No, they can not be replaced.
I was about to buy Thermal Take Poseidon RGB when I found the G910 for 89.99$ for two days in amazon, best buy and newegg and bought one about ten days ago. All tests said the switches are the best but they have mixed opinion about the caps and if don't like it I will buy normal caps from Logitech (yes friend they sell normal caps for G910). Point is that keyboards with Kalih switches priced around 110$.
 
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That explains the $90. Switches are good, the keys are terrible.
They mentioned about replacement, havent seen them yet.
 
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That explains the $90. Switches are good, the keys are terrible.
They mentioned about replacement, havent seen them yet.
You can get the keyboard itself for 130 - 140$ but the key caps will cost you extra 40$ at Logitech website.
 
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