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i-Rocks Also Introduces an Expanded Keyboard Lineup

In addition to the fairly unique Rev-o-mate, i-Rocks also had a plethora of new keyboards to show off recently. These included updates to existing keyboard lines, new additions using mechanical and electrocapacitive switches, as well as a security keyboard/accessory utilizing fingerprints.

First up, we took a look at the K72E Capacitive keyboard. This uses the same platform as the i-Rocks K72M which uses their own mechanical switches except with new electrocapacitive (hence the E, rather than the M in the name) switches that we first saw in the i-Rocks K70E that was reviewed by us recently. As such, the K72E uses a removable (for modding or otherwise) aluminum top plate with beveled edges for a more defined look compared to the more standard rectangular cuboid normally seen. The top cover especially is on the thicker side of average, and allows for i-Rocks to make replacement covers available for those wanting different color options. The capacitive switches on the K70E were impressive overall, so this version should attract those who wanted those switches on a different aesthetic than the K70E that uses an acrylic top cover and paper skins for customization. Be sure to read past the break for more information on their other keyboards.

Truly Ergonomic Introduces "The Perfected Keyboard"; Crowdfunding Campaign Currently Active

Truly Ergonomic is a peripheral company based out of Canada that we have had some interaction with before. Their namesake Truly Ergonomic Keyboard was reviewed in detail over an year ago, and it continues to be among the few truly ergonomic (see what I did there?) keyboard offerings to have existed. It was not without its share of issues, however, and the company aims to do one better this time with "The Perfected Keyboard". That name is a bold one, if I say so myself, but the company contacted us about why they believe it so, and shared more details at the same time.

To begin with, The Perfected Keyboard should be a lot more familiar to those that are accustomed to a more typical keyboard layout- a dedicated function key row as well as staggered columns alone will make any transition over to this keyboard a lot quicker than with The Truly Ergonomic Keyboard from before. One of the ergonomic features this time round comes via the smaller-than-full size form factor, which helps keep the mouse closer and have arms at natural shoulder width. But there are more tricks up this keyboard's sleeve, and be sure to read past the break for more information.

Razer Launches Huntsman Keyboard Featuring Razer Opto-Mechanical Switches

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the new Razer Huntsman premium gaming keyboard line. The duo includes a full-feature Razer Huntsman Elite keyboard with dedicated media keys, wrist rest and underglow lighting, and a performance-focused Razer Huntsman keyboard. Both units are equipped with Razer's latest Opto-Mechanical Switches with key actuation at the speed of light.

RAZER OPTO-MECHANICAL SWITCH
Razer's new Opto-Mechanical Switch showcases the gaming brand's continued innovation in gaming switches. Using optical technology, an infrared light beam inside each switch precisely detects actuation when a key is pressed. A 1.5 mm actuation point allows the Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch to actuate 30 percent faster than traditional clicky mechanical switches.

Belkin Introduces USB-C Keyboard For Chrome OS

Belkin Education, a division of Belkin International, the market leader in mobile accessories, today announced two versions of its Chrome OSTM -compatible keyboard which connects to an individual Chromebook Tab via a secure wired connection and requires no batteries or charging. Belkin will be showcasing the Wired Tablet Keyboard for Chrome OS (USB-C Connector) and the Wired Tablet Keyboard with Stand for Chrome OSTM (USB-C Connector) along with its newest enterprise solution, the Multiport to HDMI Digital AV Adapter, at ISTE 2018, Booth #856.

"Belkin Education is dedicated to developing the best solutions for digital learning environments through hands-on research and spending time in classrooms," said Jon Roepke, director of product management at Belkin Education. "From our many discussions with educators, we identified a need for a reliable solution for Chromebook Tab users as integration of Chrome OSTM tablets in the learning environment increases. These new keyboards will help bridge the gap between education technology and actual implementation in the modern classroom."

Cooler Master Launching Gateron-based Keyboards CK550, CK552

Cooler Master is gearing up for launch of two extra mechanical keyboards, packing Gateron switches (rated for 50 million clicks) instead of the more market-wide Cherry MX ones. The Gateron switches will also be available in Blue, Red and Brown varieties, and are similar in behavior to the Cherry MX ones (blue for tactile-clicky, brown for tactile-silent, and red for a linear switch).

These will still feature some extra gaming features, such as on-the-fly macros and the ubiquitous RGB lighting with a bazillion modes (and the keys have a translucent base for improved lighting). The CK550 features a brushed aluminum casing in gunmetal gray, and is available worldwide starting today from €89. The CK552 is a US/Canada exclusive, features a black brushed aluminum casing, and will be available from $79.99 only at Best buy and Staples.

Cougar's Puri Keyboard now Available in Silver, with White LEDs

At Computex, Cougar unveiled a silver version of its minimalist Puri mechanical gaming keyboard, which debuted last year. This version features a matte silver finished bezel, with flat Allen key rivets holding it to the base-plate. The keycaps sit tall, though not all the way up (above the plane of the bezel). The keycaps are matte-black, and have a white LED illumination with 20 backlighting modes. The keyboard itself has a 108-key layout, with four media keys, and the Fn key converting the function keys to re-programmable macro keys. Cougar will probably price this on par with the original, at $79.99.

Cougar Shows New Gaming Keyboard with Integrated Speakers

Probably the most oddball fusion of two components, Cougar unveiled a prototype gaming keyboard with integrated stereo speakers. The body design appears to be an evolution of the company's Attack X3, with a few polygonal cutouts along the side-walls. These speakers feature drivers found in notebooks, and take advantage of the hollow space inside the keyboard, and its metal base. The keyboard takes audio input from a standard 3.5 mm jack, while a USB connection drives the rest of it (probably including an amplifier for the speakers). There's also a downstream 3.5 mm jack to plug in your headphones, which probably mutes these tweeters integrated speakers, when your headphones are plugged in. How does it sound? Like your laptop. As a keyboard itself, you get a standard 104-key layout with RGB LED illumination, and special chrome keycaps over the WASD and arrow keys.

Vortexgear Joins in With More Wireless Mechanical Keyboards

Vortexgear, which is more commonly referred to simply as Vortex, has a close collaboration with iKBC when it comes to their product line and this year at Computex was no different. Indeed, it was evident that Vortex were joining in the fray of making 2018 the year of wireless mechanical keyboards now that RGB is a done deal, with every single new product having that option.

We began our look at the Vortex section of the giant Mistel/iKBC/Vortex booth with the new members to their popular Poker series of keyboards- a 60% form factor keyboard that offered onboard layers and programmability at a time when this was just a dream for even keyboard enthusiasts. The Poker IV is scheduled to work with their new software driver, thus finally allowing end users the freedom to customize layers and keys to a larger and easier extent than before. The two-tone keycap color scheme we saw with their recent keyboards carries over here, as does a thick plastic case to hit a wallet-friendly price point. On the back is a toggle for the power alongside a battery tray for two AAA batteries. New this year to the Poker series is also the so-called Poker Vol. 2 that trades in for a thick metal case and a split space bar. Images for the new Poker keyboards are seen below, and there is more to go after the break.

Logitech G Launches G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with GX Blue Switches

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech dedicated to creating high performance gaming gear, today announced the Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and a new mechanical gaming switch option, GX Blue. The Logitech G512 is a high-performance mechanical gaming keyboard built on the award-winning design of the G413 and G513. The keyboard offers three different key switch choices - Tactile, Linear and the new GX Blue. The introduction of the GX Blue key switch, which will also be available on the Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, further expands our lineup of mechanical key switches available on our industry leading keyboards.

"We're excited to bring more choice to gamers," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. "With three different mechanical switch choices now on our Logitech G512 and G513 keyboards, gamers can pick the switch profile and experience they want."

Tesoro Showcases Multiple Keyboard Products at COMPUTEX 2018

Tesoro, best known for its peripherals and gaming chair lineup, took to COMPUTEX to showcase the products it expects users to take keen interest to. The company's Durandal keyboard has been one of the crowd's favorite, and now, Tesoro is upgrading it to the Durandal MX One model, which features Cherry's MX RGB Silver Speed Switch. Other features include a high-strength steel plate casing with PBT double injection keycaps; USB 3.0 pass through; a detachable magnetic memory foam wrist rest (easily cleanable); and a sound control wheel and mute button. The Durandal MX One will be available from $149.99.

Wooting Two is a Keyboard with "Analog" Switches

Wooting Two is one of the rare few analog keyboards shown off at Computex. Every keyboard, membrane or mechanical, is a "digital" keyboard, in that no matter how hard you mash a key, each keystroke registers as 1 input of the character or function the key is intended to serve. Holding down keys only repeats the action at a software-determined rate. An analog keyboard is like a grand piano, in that not only is the keystroke recorded, but also its intensity. While we can think of very few practical applications of the intensity dimension in productivity software, it has many in gaming. Console gaming already leverages analog control in the rudders and thumb-sticks.

The Wooting Two features a clean 107-key layout, all of the magic happens in the software side, where the included software registers intensity by emulating analog game controllers on the keyboard. Games that support analog input devices (such as Xbox controllers), should be able to take advantage of it. Genres such as flight simulators particularly benefit from intensity, as the intensity with which you hold down your WASD keys will decide how hard you're turning your plane's stick, for more accurate flying. Something like this required you to buy a proper joystick, or Xbox controller. Serious flight-sim users have specialized hardware.

Razer Mechanical Switches Coming Soon to Third-Party Keyboard Makers

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced that its multi-award winning Razer Mechanical Switches will be coming to third-party keyboard makers later this year. Created from the ground up for gaming, Razer Mechanical Switches are renowned for their speed and accuracy. They are designed to last 60 percent longer than standard mechanical switches and are today trusted by millions of gamers and esports athletes worldwide. Previously available exclusively on the best-selling Razer BlackWidow series of keyboards, the switches will make their debut later this year on keyboards manufactured by select partners. More partners are expected to join the program by the end of the year.

"Many keyboards on the market today claim to be made for gamers, but all of them use switches design for anything but gaming," said Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. "Our switches, on the other hand, are designed specifically for gaming. We're pumped that more partners are validating the advantage they offer and look forward to extending these benefits to even more gamers."

Patriot Viper V765 Keyboard and Viper V551 Mouse Pictured

Patriot Viper brought new gaming peripherals to Computex, with the new Viper V765 mechanical gaming keyboard, and the Viper V551 gaming mouse. The Viper V765 is positioned bang in the middle of the Viper V760 RGB, and the flagship Viper V770. It features a conventional 104-key layout, and retains the mechanical volume rocker, besides four membrane multimedia buttons. The boxy design of the V770 makes way for a more slick, polygonal design, with a blend of "aerospace-grade" aluminium and rubberized plastic cladding. Under the hood is Kailh Red switches, and 16.8 million-color RGB LED backlighting. The Viper V551 is a small step up from the V530. It features an ambidextrous design, an 7-button layout with onboard storage for up to 8 macro profiles, and a silicone diffuser along the bottom half, with 16.8 million-color RGB LED lighting. Under the hood is a 6,200 dpi optical sensor.

G.Skill Unveils RipJaws KM670 and KM660 RGB Tenkeyless Keyboards

G.Skill unveiled the RipJaws KM670 RGB and KM660 RGB tenkeyless (87-key) mechanical gaming keyboards. While these are gaming-grade, they're being targeted at business users owing to their durability. The KM660 is more attention-grabbing, in that it has not just white keycaps, but also a translucent white silicone diffuser making up the top bezel, so its keys not only put up a light-show through the keycaps, but also leave behind a halo in the surrounding bezel.

The KM670 RGB, on the other hand, has a more sober 2-tone design, with a silvery aluminium bezel, black keycaps, and a piano black accent running the perimeter of the bezel. Under the hoods of both are Cherry MX RGB switches (various flavors available), and electronics with full NKRO (n-key rollover), anti-ghosting, onboard macro storage, and a detachable fiber sleeved USB cable.

GAMDIAS to Reveal the Latest Line-Up of New Products at COMPUTEX 2018

GAMDIAS, the leading gaming brand, will reveal its latest product line of power supplies, cooler, fans and gaming case at booth L0608, Nangang 4F of COMPUTEX 2018. This year, GAMDIAS has officially announced its PC component product line.

Talos Case Series: GAMDIAS will reveal the New Talos case series which contains two case models, Talos M1 and E1, with four tempered glass panels stylized to showcase Vivid custom RGB lighting Effects. Cyclops and Astrape Power Supply Series: During COMPUTEX, GAMDIAS will also exhibit the latest power supply models for professional gamers and enthusiasts, the new power supply product line Ranges from Cyclops X1-1200P to mid-range model Astrape M1 - 550W, Engineered to satisfy all gamers' needs.

ADATA XPG Launches INFAREX K20 Gaming Keyboard

ADATA Technology today unveiled the XPG INFAREX K20 gaming keyboard. Made for avid gamers, the keyboard sports a stylish black casing with mechanical blue switches, 50 g actuation force and backlit keys with 11 lighting effects for ultimate gaming functionality and flair. The INFAREX K20's keys are designed for longevity and durability with a lifespan of 50 million keystrokes, and feature anti-ghosting functionality to ensure commands and simultaneous keystrokes are always registered.

Feel Each Press with Great Tactile Feedback
Sporting mechanical blue switches, gamers will revel in the amazing tactile feedback provided with each keystroke. Ergonomic key caps combined with 50 g actuation force offer the user a satisfying tactile feel that also makes it easier for them to know that their inputs have registered. What's more, with anti-ghosting functionality users need not worry about signal conflicts when multiple keys are pressed simultaneously, or missed key inputs.

Cherry Introduces the KC 6000 SLIM Keyboard

Cherry has launched their KC 600 SLIM keyboard, which brings about a new-found interest in flair and a modern, stylish design. Cherry themselves are adamant on this, as they say that "The CHERRY KC 6000 SLIM keyboard impresses with its precise scissor mechanism, compact dimensions and state-of-the-art design. A sturdy keyboard with an integrated metal plate, it is a particularly attractive addition to the desk of the style-conscious user."

Cherry's KC 6000 SLIM makes use of the company's SX key scissor mechanics switch technology. According to Cherry, this guarantees an excellent typing feel, a perfect operation, and a long service life. The keycaps being laser-engraved means that Cherry has bet on durability and resistance to abrasion. The CHERRY KC 6000 SLIM is available from May 2018 for a recommended retail price of €40 / $50 / £35, and is available on two different colors: silver housing with white keys, or black housing with black keys.

Sharkoon Introduces Mechanical, Low Profile Keyboards with RGB Illumination

Sharkoon widens its range of low profile keyboards, and, with the PureWriter RGB and the PureWriter TKL RGB, introduces two versions with stepless adjustable RGB illumination. Both versions - with or without number block - benefit from additional function keys with preset multimedia actions. Following from the previous PureWriter models without RGB, Sharkoon is continuing with the mechanical switches from the Kailh manufacture. Both RGB Keyboards are available with either red or blue switches.

EVGA Also Announces the Z10 Keyboards

The Z10 keyboard was built with enthusiasts in mind. Built from the ground up, this mechanical keyboard is designed to give gamers, creators, and overclockers the tools they need to excel at any task. The EVGA Z10 keyboard brilliantly shines with fully-customizable RED LED Zone backlighting to enhance any experience, whether typing or hunting down that last enemy.

The LED backlighting can be configured in the EVGA Unleashed software, and instantly dimmed or brightened bia the LED brightness switch on the keyboard. A customizable LCD screen accomodates any needs for gaming, overclocking, or anything else you can think of! Choose to monitor your Precision XOC or ELEET X statistic, custom game timers and several other functions.

Cougar Announces Attack X3 RGB 2018 Edition Keyboard

Cougar today announced a refresh of its popular Attack X3 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. The new 2018 Edition of the keyboard comes with an ergonomic palm-rest that's detachable. The palm rest has slightly raised rubberized surfaces towards the edges, where its designers thought you'd typically rest your palm, that is, until you find yourself typing quite a bit. In that case, your right palm will find itself in a gap between the two rubberized edges. Apart from the palm rest, the Attack X3 RGB 2018 Edition is identical to its 2016 predecessor.

Input Club Launches Kira, the Ultimate Full-Size Mechanical Keyboard

Input Club, a computer hardware startup, is launching its new flagship mechanical keyboard -- Kira. Kira's condensed full-size layout, artistic RGB lighting and bespoke mechanical switches mark a step forward for typists around the world. Its Kickstarter campaign went live on March 27, 2018.

Kira - a compact, full-size mechanical keyboard built without compromise.
Kira follows in the footsteps of the WhiteFox, a runaway success that generated $400,000 on Kickstarter. Coverage from Kotaku, The Verge, Tom's Hardware and many other publications propelled the WhiteFox into the media spotlight. Input Club's campaign was a grassroots effort from several enthusiast websites.

Logitech G Unveils New PC Gaming Speaker and Mechanical Keyboard With LightSync

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, today announced two new additions to their family of high-performance gaming gear. The Logitech G560 PC Gaming Speaker is the first dedicated gaming speaker system with advanced Logitech G LIGHTSYNC, a technology that synchronizes both light and sounds to gameplay. Joining the speaker is the new Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The Logitech G513 also features LIGHTSYNC RGB, provides the choice of two Romer-G mechanical key switches and a premium palm rest for a comfortable experience. Logitech G continues to expand its range of high-performance gear that is purpose-built for the needs of gamers, and push innovation in RGB to new immersive levels.

"Our goal with these two products was to complement our G502, the world's best selling gaming mouse," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. "With LIGHTSYNC technology we are able to add real intelligence to what RGB lighting can do - synchronizing audio and RGB lighting to on-screen gameplay. If you already own a G502, then the new G513 keyboard and G560 speakers with LIGHTSYNC are the perfect way to complete your desktop, and create a totally immersive solution."

ASUS Gearing Up to Launch Their Strix Flare RGB Keyboard

ASUS is looking to introduce another keyboard solution to the market in the form of the Strix Flare RGB keyboard. The Strix Flare doubles down on the RGB goodness that has consumers diving for such products. It uses Cherry MX RGB switches (RGB Silver, Silent RGB Red, Silent RGB Black, Silent RGB Nature White); there's a white diffuser platform under the switches to more homogeneously spread the lighting effects; and the left and right sides of the keyboard sport LEDs that glow on users' desks. The clear plastic on the top right of the keyboard also basks in RGB goodness, and there are a couple of ASUS-branded stickers, and a single user-customizable one, that users can install there to achieve a desired RGB logo effect. All of this RGB goodness can be calibrated and individually controlled via ASUS' proprietary AURA Sync app.

Lighting and macros are adjustable and selectable on the fly; there are various media-dedicated controls on the left side of the keyboard, and there's profile configuration with ASUS' Armoury utility. The Strix Flare sports a detachable palm rest, USB pass-through, and is a wired affair that weighs in at 1,2 Kg with the cable, and should be available soon.

Corsair Launches Wireless Version of the K63 Tenkeyless, Cherry MX Red Keyboard

Corsair has launched a revised version of their K63 tenkeyless keyboard. The revised version brings with it support for wireless connection protocols (Bluetooth 4.2 (2.4 GHz and 128-bit AES wireless encryption), which means that users will now have one less wire running from their desk to their PC. In another bid to differentiate this revision from the wired one is that the per-key red LED lighting in the wired K63 has been replaced with blue LED illumination for this wireless version - another way for consumers not to be confused and know exactly which keyboard to buy. Corsair is also giving users who prefer it the option to go wired via a USB connection, however.

Other features include a 1,000 Hz poll rate, N key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting capabilities. There's also support for Corsair's "Utility Engine". The 91 keys (with the same Cherry MX Red switches as found on the wired K63) fit into a W 366 mm x 173 mm x H 41 mm frame, and the unit weighs about 1.09 kg. This model is compatible with the Lapdog solution, if that's something you care about, and should be available around the $109 mark.

MSI Announces Immerse GH60 GAMING Headset and Vigor GK40 Combo

MSI, leader in true gaming hardware, today announces the Immerse GH60 GAMING Headset, Vigor GK40 GAMING Keyboard and Vigor GK40 Combo to provide more choices for mainstream gamers who are looking for powerful weapons to conquer the battlefield.

Immerse GH60 GAMING Headset
Using 50mm Neodymium driver units with Hi-Res certification, the Immerse GH60 provides highly detailed and crystal clear sound. Whether you're trying to hear the enemy's slightest movements or just looking to enjoy your favorite music in all its glory. The 3.5mm headphone jack doesn't only bring the convenience in PC games but also in mobile devices to communicate with friends. With ergonomic design, GH60's flexible headband and soft ear pads ensure a comfortable fit that distributes the weight of the headset evenly, while still fully enclosing the ears to isolate distracting noises. Two sets of ear pads are included to provide a choice between smooth leather or soft cloth, or to simply allow gamers to switch to a fresh pair.
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