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Sharkoon Shows New Wooden Mechanical Keyboards at Computex

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At Computex 2024, we discovered in Sharkoon's booth, among many other products, the latest additions to its keyboard portfolio: the Sharkoon SGK50 PBT Wood series. These newly announced mechanical keyboards have one particular thing - they are made of wood (body, baseplate, palm rest). To quote Sharkoon, "they are the world's first wooden mechanical keyboards to be mass-produced," so we can expect decent prices for something that was previously considered a premium, limited-edition product. They do look really nice and we already can see them fit to those who appreciate classic, elegant design with a touch of wood.

The keyboards come in three sizes: a 60% model, the SGK50 S2 PBT Wood; a 75% one, the SGK50 S3 PBT Wood; and the full-size 96% format known as SGK50 S4 PBT Wood. The primary difference lies in their size, as the internal components are the same - based on Sharkoon's SGK50 with Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow switches and a hot-swap PCB for 3-pin and 5-pin switches. Interestingly, each keyboard is unique in appearance, as the base is CNC-milled from a single piece of wood, giving them slight visual differences. We don't have an exact date for when these wooden mechanical keyboards will be available in stores. However, the prices seem to range from €149.9 to €169.9.



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I actually really like this... except for the price but I guess if the quality is there, then it's worth the price... Very nice...now if it had some Apple marketing anti-crumb coating between the keys now that'd be impressive!
 
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I saw the keypad and was happy. I just dont like how it is all spaced so close together. I got big fat sausage links for fingers, I need the space between keys, and a diet.

But overall, rest looks nice.
 
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time is a loop. wood grain was the thing and again it is
 
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time is a loop. wood grain was the thing and again it is
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I understand all keycaps can't be made of wood but a wooden Enter key would be a very nice touch here.
 
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This looks about as appealing to me as a Jeep Wagoneer:

To me, wood and technology just don't go together that well, aesthetically speaking.
 
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it looks thocky
 
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Who is the target audience for the wooden fad? Grandparent gamer's? I think it's cool looking in an ugly step child kinda way but wait until it gets scratched, dented an becomes a bacterial staging point for your next infection.
 
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