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CORSAIR Launches Premium Gaming PBT Double-Shot Keycaps Kit

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components, and high-performance gaming hardware today announced a new accessory for its industry-leading line of mechanical keyboards - a full set of performance PBT double-shot keycaps. Created using a special two-shot molding process, CORSAIR Gaming PBT Double-shot keycaps use a redesigned legend that always remains clear and legible, while still allowing LED backlighting to shine through brightly. Available in black or white and made from ultra-durable, shine resistant PBT, CORSAIR Double-Shot keycaps will never fade and boast a premium feel to complement even the most refined setup. Compatible with a wide range of CORSAIR mechanical keyboards, CORSAIR Double-Shot Keycaps are the ultimate upgrade for your CORSAIR mechanical keyboard.

CORSAIR knows that when it comes to PC gaming, standard just isn't enough. Now you can take your CORSAIR mechanical keyboard even further with CORSAIR Double-Shot Keycaps, replacing traditional laser etched keys with precision double-shot molded keys for the most premium of keyboard experiences.

Xtrfy Announces K3 "Mem-chanical" Gaming Keyboard

After a series of premium gaming keyboards,trusted by professional and discerning gamers worldwide, esports organisation Ninjas in Pyjamas and its gaming gear brand Xtrfy are now announcing the launch of the K3 - A mem-chanical keyboard for gamers of all levels. The new Xtrfy keyboard is built with every gamer in mind.The K3 combines a membrane-based construction and a new,mem-chanical key switch design.The result is a premium-feeling yet affordable gaming keyboard.

It's no news that a top-performing mechanical keyboard costs a bit more than what many gamers can afford. The K3 gives you the feeling of a mechanical keyboard in a membrane construction, and makes premium features available to all gamers," says Erik Jensen, CTO at Xtrfy. The keyboard is equipped with 19-key rollover and 1000hz polling rate for faster, more accurate response, and RGB LED illumination with 6-zone colour customisation and multiple lighting effects.With a metal plate base and dust and splash resistant key switches with a lifecycle of 20 million keystrokes, the K3 is a sturdy keyboard built for long-time performance.

Cougar Adds the Puri and Puri TKL to Their Gaming Keyboard Line-Up

Cougar is proud to announce today the arrival of two new gaming keyboards designed specifically to fulfill the needs of advanced and pro-level FPS gamers: Puri and Puri TKL. A full set of original, German-made Cherry MX mechanical switches guarantee that you will get quick and reliable responses with a solid tactile feedback: No more deaths due to stuck keys, no more doubts regarding whether an input has been registered. With Puri and Puri TKL, your input is exactly what you want it to be.

The performance-enhancing functions don't end with the switches: A powerful backlight with per-key customization has been included that will help gamers play in dimly lit environments and highlight the keys most important for each game. To make sure you see the right keys for different games and applications, up to 10 different customized backlight modes can be stored on the keyboard. For those looking for a more visually attractive feel, 20 preset backlight effects will create a wonderful gaming atmosphere.

Sharkoon Announces SKILLER MECH SGK2 Keyboard

Sharkoon expands the lineup within their SKILLER series and introduces a new keyboard with mechanical switches from Kailh: The Sharkoon SKILLER MECH SGK2 is a robust keyboard in a 2-block layout, deliberately designed without a number block, allowing even more room on a gamer table. As a result, the SGK2 is particularly suitable for demanding use, such as in eSports. Typical for the SKILLER MECH, the SGK2 has a reinforced metal surface, providing stability and torsion strength, and ensures stable, nonslip positioning on every table surface thanks its fold out, rubberized feet on the keyboard bottom.

As with all mechanical keyboards by Sharkoon, the SKILLER MECH SGK2 again relies on the tried and tested switches from Kailh, the micro-switch specialist from Asia. Users have the classic choice between blue, brown and red switches. The tactile blue switches are known to provide acoustic and detectable feedback. For those not needing click noise will enjoy the brown switches, which have a detectable switching point but no acoustic feedback. The red switches offer an undetectable switching point and click point. All three, however, offer the same operating force of 50 grams and a distance to actuation point of 1.9 mm. The operating life cycle of the built-in mechanical keys, according to the manufacturer, is at least 50 million keystrokes.

SteelSeries Releases the Apex 150 Gaming Keyboard

Today, SteelSeries announced the APEX 150 gaming keyboard, delivering durability and advanced features in an affordable package. The Apex 150 introduces SteelSeries' new membrane switches that provide an ultra-fast and quiet key feel with guaranteed 20-million click and splash resistance. The keyboard also features RGB lighting in five zones which are fully programmable with SteelSeries Engine software and compatible with SteelSeries apps such as Discord, PrismSync and the Audio Visualizer.

The Apex 150 features fully-programmable keys with advanced anti-ghosting and 24-key rollover to deliver fast-paced, accurate gaming. The quick tension keys are designed for fast reaction times; the tension membrane's design pulls the key into actuation, resulting in a tactile key feel and quiet operation. These switches are exclusive to SteelSeries.

I-Rocks Intros New K60M PLUS RGB Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard

i-rocks, a Taiwanese manufacturer of PC peripherals, has released K60M PLUS, a rock-solid RGB backlit mechanical keyboard for dedicated gamers. The K60M PLUS is a keyboard with sleek, frameless aluminum design. It offers genuine Cherry MX switches, per-key LED backlight radiating over 16.7 million colors, durable keycaps, on-the-fly macro system, anti-ghosting function and an intuitive software configurator.

The K60M PLUS features dual layer PCB and genuine Cherry MX switches capable of withstanding up to 50 million keystrokes. Double-shot keycaps and laser-etched secondary function legends ensure every character on the keyboard won't wear out after years of service, even if you're a hardcore gamer or heavy typist. Non-slip rubber feet stands keep the keyboard firm and steady during intense gaming session.

ASUS Intros ROG Horus GK2000 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

ASUS today rolled out the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Horus GK2000 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. A revision of the Horus GK2000 the company launched back in early-2016 with red LED lighting, the Horus GK2000 RGB, as its name suggests, updates the original with RGB LED lighting. The lighting can be controlled by ASUS Aura Sync RGB software, with which you can set color, brightness, and lighting patterns for each individual key. The keyboard features Cherry MX RGB series switches, with 16.8 million-color RGB diodes. ASUS bumped up the keyboard's onboard storage to 8 MB, to locally store not just your macros, but also your lighting settings. Available now, the ASUS ROG Horus GK2000 RGB is expected to be priced at USD $199.

Kinesis Announces Freestyle Edge Split Keyboard for Preorder

Kinesis is a company with over 25 years of experience developing and selling ergonomic peripherals such as their Advantage keyboard and partnering with others such as DXT and Evoluent for mice. Their products have been predominantly on the higher end of the price range for keyboards, and they do not offer a keyboard with features that the gaming keyboard market tends to look at- until now. Kinesis have now announced an update to their Freestyle series of split keyboards that aims to appeal to both the gamer and the typing professional alike in the form of the new Freestyle Edge.

The Freestyle Edge introduces genuine Cherry MX mechanical switches to the Freestyle series, a change from the membrane switches before. Customers can choose between Cherry MX Red, Brown or Blue switches, and the keyboard has blue backlighting added as well now. In addition, there is an 8-key macro bank to make use of a fully programmable keyboard with some preset functions pre-programmed included multimedia control and lighting control.

Logitech Announces CRAFT Keyboard with Input Dial

Logitech (on August 31, 2017) announced CRAFT, an advanced keyboard with a creative input dial, setting a new standard for computer keyboards. CRAFT looks and feels better than anything you have typed on and offers a whole new way to immediately access context-specific computing tools with a smart aluminum dial. For example, with a touch, tap or turn you can adjust image brightness, contrast and saturation in Adobe Photoshop, or create and adjust charts in Microsoft Excel. The creative input dial gives you the ultimate control and input at your desk for precision, efficiency and uninterrupted creative flow.

"Our new flagship Logitech CRAFT keyboard is for all creators who spend a lot of time designing and creating - who want to work with greater precision and feel connected to their work," said Art O'Gnimh, global head of keyboards at Logitech. "The creative input dial gives you instant access to the functions you need, the moment you need them, allowing you to increase your productivity by simply touching the dial. CRAFT puts you in your creative element - every time you sit at the desk."

Sharkoon Announces PureWriter TKL Gaming Keyboard

Sharkoon expands their range of mechanical keyboards and introduces the PureWriter TKL, an innovative mechanical keyboard with low-profile switches from the micro-switch Asian specialist Kailh. These innovative, flat mechanical switches enable the compact and flat design of the Sharkoon PureWriter: TKL stands for tenkeyless - the keyboard comes without a number block. The PureWriter TKL is currently available with red and blue switches; brown switches will follow shortly.

With the PureWriter TKL, Sharkoon presents a purist keyboard for all occasions, which, in addition to its light and compact construction, stands out through its innovative mechanical switches in ultra-flat design. Thanks to the missing number block, the frameless keyboard measures a compact 355 mm in length, 127 mm wide and only 23 mm in height when the feet are folded-in, making it as flat as possible. It weighs only 503 grams. It also offers all the technical essentials with n-key rollover, anti-ghosting keys and a polling rate of 1,000 Hz. The PureWriter TKL Blue offers the usual characteristics of the same mechanical switches or rather an acoustic, tactile feedback with a detectable switching point. The distance to actuation point is only 1.5 mm and an operating force of 55 grams.

Cooler Master Announces MasterSet MS120 Gaming Combo

Cooler Master, a Taipei-based leader in designing and manufacturing computer components and peripherals announces the MasterSet MS120, a gaming keyboard with mem-chanical clicky switches paired with a mouse that has high quality Omron switches and ALPS encoder scroll wheel. "We created a keyboard that mirrors the highly popular mechanical Cherry MX Blue switches and made it affordable while maintaining functionality. We successfully pulled this off with the satisfying clicky feature on our newest mem-chanical switches" says Bram Rongen, Peripheral Marketing Manager.

The MasterSet MS120 is a great first step into gaming, with two tools to help elevate skills. First, it includes a durable keyboard outfitted with Mem-chanical "clicky" switches abandoning the mushiness of traditional membranes. Second, the combo comes with a durable mouse with Pixart optical sensor, adjustable on-the-fly DPI settings, and responsive pro-grade Omron switches. Its RGB capability adds personality and FN On-the-Fly Command keys add convenience wherever you go. This keyboard is equipped with everything a gamer needs to "Make Your Gaming Experience."

Cherry Announces the MX Board 5.0 Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard

CHERRY, the specialist for computer input devices, introduces the MX Board 5.0. This new, high-end mechanical keyboard distinguishes itself with excellent and customizable ergonomics. Equipped with reliable, high-precision MX switches and modern features, this product has been designed to meets the highest demands. The MX Board 5.0 also features an exclusive font which was created in cooperation with experienced specialists.

One of the highlights of the MX Board 5.0 is the patented ergonomic solution in the form of its extra-large and individually adjustable palm rest. Together with the specially developed feet, the keyboard offers eight different positions to achieve the greatest possible comfort. Long, fatigue-free writing and gaming sessions are no problem with the MX Board 5.0.

SteelSeries Announces Apex M750 Gaming Keyboard

SteelSeries announced the APEX M750, the 'complete package' mechanical keyboard, delivering durability in a beautifully simplified package. The M750 brings new QX2 mechanical switches, per key RGB lighting and SteelSeries Engine Apps to gamers, giving them the ultimate combination of beauty, performance, and customization.

The APEX M750 features SteelSeries' QX2 linear mechanical gaming switches to deliver ultra-fast and consistent gameplay. Their low-force, linear actuation point also deliver a whisper-quiet response and have a guaranteed lifespan of 50 million key presses. The keyboard was designed with an aerospace aluminum core for durability, stability and a sleek, modern look.

Tesoro Intros Gram SE Spectrum Gaming Keyboard

Tesoro today launched the Gram SE Spectrum mechanical gaming keyboard. The company had unveiled the keyboard at the 2017 Computex, earlier this year. Available in black and white body color options, the keyboard features a standard 104-keyset with Tesoro's in-house Optical Switches, which offer faster response time and higher durability than conventional mechanical switches.

It's not just the keycaps, even the switches of the Gram SE Spectrum are hot-swappable. The underlying electronics are driven by an ARM SoC, with 512 KB of native storage for macro layouts and lighting customization, and full N-key rollover and anti-ghosting. The keyboard earns its "Spectrum" moniker from 16.7 million-color RGB LED lighting. The keyboard is also spill-proof, featuring IP56 certification. Measuring 447 mm x 136 mm x 33 mm (WxDxH), the keyboard weighs about 1.19 kg. Available now, both color options of the Tesoro Gram SE Spectrum are priced at USD $119.

Razer Unveils Tenkeyless Chroma V2 Keyboard

Razer is launching an updated, TKL (Tenkeyless) version of the Chroma V2 keyboard, which we covered back in January. The keyboard's actual product name is "Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2". Like the Chroma V2, it's available with Razer's three desktop switches (Yellow, Orange, or Green), and boasts a detachable USB cable and likewise detachable wrist rest.

Unchanged BlackWidow features on this Chroma V2 version include Razer's Chroma lighting (which boasts individually backlit keys at 16.8 million colors per key), with Chroma effects powered by Razer's Synapse software. 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting and fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording options are present, with the keyboard featuring 1000 Hz polling, a braided USB cable, a USB pass-through and a 3.5 mm 4-pole audio pass-through jack.

Riotoro Intros the Ghostwriter Classic Gaming Keyboard

Riotoro today introduced the Ghostwriter Classic gaming keyboard. Built with a conventional layout, with a 104-keyset, the keyboard features low-noise membrane switches, and although it appears like the keyboard features a standard 16.7 million color RGB LED loadout, it only supports 8 colors, and 4 brightness levels; which can be selected on the keyboard. Besides media hotkeys and macros, the keyboard features a rotary volume control wheel, and a detachable palm-rest. Its electronics enable full n-key rollover, and 100% anti-ghosting. The company didn't reveal pricing.

i-Rocks Releases the K70E RGB Capacitive Gaming Keyboard

i-Rocks, a technology leading company in PC peripherals, announces the K70E RGB Wired Capacitive Keyboard. This high-ended keyboard has been crafted for both professional PC users and gaming enthusiasts who demand stable key feedback, highly customizable appearance and extremely reliable typing experience. The K70E RGB is packed with non-contact electro capacitive technology developed by i-Rocks, two actuation force options of 45g and 60g, MX-compatible double shot keycaps, swappable top panel and additional rubber ring to ensure lower typing noise. Engineered for the best gaming performance, the K70E also provides onboard memory, on-the-fly macro recording, dedicated G-mode gaming profile and switchable actuation depths for faster key command response.

HyperX Unveils HyperX Alloy Elite and TKL HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Gaming Keyboards

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today introduced two new additions to its award winning lineup of gaming keyboards used by eSports athletes worldwide - the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Pro Gaming Keyboard and Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. HyperX delivers all the components needed for the best competitive gaming set up, and the new HyperX Alloy Keyboards boasts Cherry MX Mechanical switches, lighting effects, 100 percent anti-ghosting, and solid-steel frames for the tactile feedback and performance gamers expect from HyperX gear.

"Further raising the bar for personalization and comfort, HyperX is excited to reveal the new Alloy Elite Keyboard with Cherry MX Mechanical switches, detachable palm rest and custom lighting features. For TKL keyboard fans, the new Alloy FPS Pro was designed in our HyperX labs specifically for them," said Marcus Hermann, senior business manager, HyperX. "Ensuring that gamers connect and play immediately, keyboard customization options can be accessed without the assistance of software via keyboard functions."

MSI Intros the GK-701 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

MSI today introduced the GK-701 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. Built with a standard 104-keyset, the GK701 RGB features Cherry MX Speed Silver mechanical switches with RGB LED lighting, which can be controlled using MSI Mystic Light RGB software. You get hotkeys that set LED lighting and color from across a 16.7 million color palette on-the-fly, as well as some groovy lighting effect presets. The keyboard also offers multimedia hotkeys, and macro keys. The keyboard is rated for up to 50 million key presses per key. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Cherry Intros the MX Board 1.0 TKL Keyboard

Cherry, makers of the popular Cherry MX mechanical keyboard switches, which also sells its own line of gaming keyboards under the MX Board brand, introduced the MX Board 1.0 TKL (tenkeyless). The keyboard is further available in three variants based on switch model (MX Red, MX Blue, and MX Brown); and two sub-variants based on switch type (linear-push, and pressure-point). The MX Board 1.0 TKL features a compact design, with a matte black ABS body, measuring 370 mm x 150 mm x 25 mm (WxDxH), weighing 730 g. It features an 87-keyset, and as a tenkeyless keyboard, it lacks the NUM pad. The keys feature white LED illumination. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Cooler Master Launches Enthusiast PBT Keycap Mechanical Keyboards

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals today announced the launch of two new keyboards, the MasterKeys S and MasterKeys L. Both additions come fully equipped with Genuine Cherry MX switches, on-the-fly- adjustment capabilities, iconic minimalistic bezel design, and PBT keycaps.

The MasterKeys PBT series is everything you like about the MasterKeys line, enhanced for a superior typing experience. It has the build-in hybrid N-key rollover, and genuine German Cherry MX switches we all know and love for their durability, accuracy, and tactile satisfaction. Cooler Master has added extra thick 1.5mm PBT keycaps, the king of all keycaps. Wear and tear, smoothing, or fading of keys are a thing of the past thanks to these durable PBT keycaps. And for the gamers out there, there is a pack of 7 extra red keycaps included to accent the 'gaming' keys. Additionally, with Cooler Master's exclusive on-the-fly system, you can switch layouts, from QWERTY, Dvorak or Wokrman and even switchable OS Modifiers from Windows, Mac or Linux. All through the use of simple On-the-Fly key shortcuts that do not require supplemental software.

Cooler Master Launches MasterKeys Pro L NVIDIA Edition Keyboard

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals has teamed up with NVIDIA to create and launch an NVIDIA edition keyboard for gamers and NVIDIA fans. The MasterKeys Pro L NVIDIA Edition provides luminous green LED backlighting combined with the best responsive feeling that gamers have come to love. The keyboard is equipped with Cherry MX Red Switches, multiple LED lighting modes, on-the-fly macros, and profile support all in the simplistic design everyone loves topped with custom NVIDIA keycaps.

The NVIDIA Edition MasterKeys Pro L is dressed with three custom NVIDIA keycaps and a white steel back plate that aids the radiant green LEDs shine bright and true. Users can conveniently customize preset lighting modes without software including wave, responsive effects, breathing and have on-the-fly macro and profile support available to them.

Rapoo Announces the VPRO V720S Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Rapoo expanded its VPRO line of gaming peripherals with the new VPRO V720S mechanical gaming keyboard. The company's flagship keyboard, the V720S features a standard layout with 12 macro keys. The keyboard features a premium metal finish top. Handling the business end of things are mechanical switches with RGB LEDs, which can make up 16.7 million colors. The included software lets you set macros and color for each individual key, besides lighting schemes, which are then stored locally on the keyboard's internal memory. The electronics offer anti-ghosting and 1000 Hz polling rate. Available now, the VPRO V720S is priced at 99€.

Cooler Master Showcases Portfolio of Mice and Keyboard Solutions at Computex

Cooler Master took to the stage on Computex 2017 showcasing its solutions for every gamer's needs, from the RGB-crazed one to the serious, twitch-shooter.

On to keyboards first, we have the Cooler Master Masterkeys PRO L RGB, which manages to fit both Cherry MX switches and a full RGB solution that can radiate 16.7 million colors. There's also on-the-fly macros and profile support, with the Fn key getting a whole lot of love. All in a sleek, minimalistic design, if you ignore the screaming LEDs. The Masterkeys PRO S is essentially the same, but lacking the number pad. The Masterkeys S, on the other hand, eschews the RGB lighting, lacks profile support and on-the-fly switching, and also ditches the number pad. The minimalistic design is somewhat destroyed by the bright, screaming, angry red WASD keys, but there's no denying you'll be hard-pressed to confuse them with other, non life-saving movement keys.

Tesoro Shows off Gram SE Spectrum Keyboard

Tesoro showed off the second-edition of its Gram series gaming keyboard, the Gram SE Spectrum. This keyboard differs from its predecessor in taking advantage of Tesoro's in-house Optical switches, while the older Gram uses mechanical switches. Its electronics offer full NKRO (n-key rollover), letting you make any number of simultaneous key presses, and having them all register. An optical switch uses laser light obstruction to register a key-press, and is extremely accurate compared to electrical switches. It also offers higher lifespan than both membrane and mechanical (electrical) switches. Like the original, the Gram SE Spectrum features full RGB LED lighting, with a 16.7 million-color palette.
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