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Adesso Launches AKB-636 Mechanical Keyboard

Adesso Inc., a leading manufacturer of computer input peripherals, announces the release of the AKB-636UB Mechanical Keyboard which offers users a new style of advanced ergonomic input device with multifunctional browsing features.The MSRP for the 636 is $99.99 available for purchase at www.adesso.com.

The Adesso AKB-636UB Desktop Mechanical Typewriter Keyboard is the perfect keyboard for users that love efficiency with a "retro" design. This sturdy keyboard features silver colored crisp mechanical keys for increased productivity, N-Key Rollover allowing up to 6 keys to be pressed at the same time, multi-functional hotkeys that give you quick access to your media player tools. With the smooth action of the mechanical keys you can type faster than you imagined, handling up to 50 million keystrokes.

Rosewill Debuts the RK-9300 Mechanical Keyboard

Adding to its mechanical keyboard line-up, Rosewill has just announced availability of the RK-9300 Mechanical Keyboard, which sports two choices of Cherry MX Blue or Brown switches to sate your particular tastes. The RK-9300 has a more subdued look than most other recent mechanical keyboards we've seen, and sheds full RGB lighting for a more professional look, as well as additional cost-savings for the customer. However, that isn't to say it doesn't sport some sort of lighting: it features blue LEDs, with three lighting modes available (full keyboard, with a breathing mode and four variable levels of brightness; numerical pad only; WASD and arrow keys only).

The keyboard features an all-black design, with an aluminum top panel that extends out and down at a slight angle. The upper right side of the keyboard features the usual notification lights, and the F keys double as media and volume controls, including brightness, Windows lock, and more. It also features n-key rollover, though there is no macro support (and no accompanying software). The two versions of the RK-9300 list for $99, but both are available for $85 on Amazon (Blue switches and Brown switches) and Newegg (Blue switches and Brown switches).

Source: Tom's Hardware

Kingston Now Shipping the HyperX Alloy FPS with Cherry MX Red or Brown Switches

HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced two new HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboards with Cherry MX Red or Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Switches are now shipping in UK, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboards feature a minimalistic, compact design that's ideal for CS:GO and FPS gameplay, with a solid steel frame built for long-lasting durability and stability. Cherry MX switches provide the tactile feedback and performance gamers have come to expect from HyperX gaming keyboards.

The HyperX Alloy FPS keyboard family now includes three versions: with either Cherry MX Blue, Red or Brown mechanical switches. The ultra-portable, HyperX Alloy FPS comes complete with a high-quality mesh travel pouch to store and protect the keyboard and accessories for tournaments, LAN events, wherever gaming takes you. A convenient USB port is available for charging a phone. Keys are backlit with red LEDs and have six preset LED settings, including a custom mode. The keyboard also offers Game Mode to easily disable the Windows key to prevent game play interruptions, along with 100-percent anti-ghosting and full N-Key rollover functionality. The keys are guaranteed for 50 million key strokes per key.

Razer Updates Its Successful BlackWidow Chroma Keyboard

Building on the success of their BlackWidow Chroma mechanical keyboard, Razer has definitely gone towards the "if it isn't broken, don't touch it" kind of approach, with some evolutionary yet welcome changes taking place with their revised version. First up, there's the addition of a magnetic (and thus attachable and removable at will) wrist rest. Second, the addition of a new switch option: the new Razer Yellow, which promises a silent, linear design, with a shorter travel distance when compared to Razer's Orange and Green switches. These yellow switches carry a 45 g actuation force, being rated for up to 80 million keystrokes.

Mushkin Launches Carbon KB-001 Mechanical Keyboard

Looking to extend its reach from its other product lines, Mushkin has now extended its product tendrils towards the mechanical keyboard spectrum, with the launch of the Carbon KB-001. Mushkin is apparently positioning the Carbon KB-001 as a high-end offering, boasting the usage of CNC'd and aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum, with the PCB being touted as a double fiberglass design. The aircraft-grade components are otherwise reflected on the coloring and overall accents of the keyboard, with the lateral red exhaust grills being (we suspect) reminiscent of those found in fighter jets.

The Carbon KB-001 offers RGB lighting and standard Kailh Brown switches, with other switch options' availability remaining unclear. Mushkin also mentioned a full-size 104-key keyboard with n-key rollover, a Windows key lock, anti-ghosting technologies, and a braided fiber cable, with pricing being reported at around the $70 mark.

Source: TechReport

Ozone Announces the Strike X30 Mechanical Keyboard

The Ozone gaming brand has recently announced a new addition to their mechanical keyboard line, the Strike X30. The brand new Strike X30 is powered with the latest RGB backlit technology which unlocks customizable lighting effects on each key, with 16.8 million colors and variety of lighting effects. For a more advanced configuration Ozone has included ten on the fly customizable color maps, and G-mode function to provide full customization.

"We are very pleased with the release of the Strike X30. We wanted to create a keyboard that includes all the major features required by the current gamers and at the same time make it affordable for everyone to enjoy it" says Rafael Borrego, Ozone's product engineer.

Tesoro Unveils a Slim Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Tesoro, at its 2017 International CES booth, unveiled am unnamed new slim mechanical keyboard. The keyboard comes with a maximum thickness of 12 mm (including keys). Such keyboards were only possible with membrane-type keys. Tesoro's keyboard gives you the tactile feedback and durability you'd expect from mechanical switches. The prototype shown at CES has a common 104-keyset with media shortcuts being enabled through function keys. The company didn't mention the maker of its switches beyond mentioning "blue," so it could be either Cherry MX Blue, or Kailh Blue. Tesoro will give this keyboard a few more finishing touches before rolling it out in Q2, 2017.

AZiO Also Unveils the Retro 2 Mechanical Keyboard

AZiO also unveiled the second generation of its popular keyboard that features old-school typewriter styled keycaps. The new AZiO Retro 2 comes with a more polished top panel with a matte white surface, bordered by stainless steel accents. The keys are backed by Kailh Blue mechanical switches, which offer good tactile feedback. Completing the retro theme is a white fiber-sleeved USB cable.

AZiO Unveils its Armato Series High-end Mechanical Keyboards

AZiO appears to be cashing in on the new hip trend of old-school typewriter keycaps. The company unveiled its new high-end mechanical gaming keyboard, the Armato, and while most would expect it to accompany with an RGB LED lit variant; AZiO dedicated a variant to classic typewriter keycaps, called the Armato Classic Edition. It's not just keycaps that set the two apart. The Armato uses Cherry MX Brown switches, while the Armato Classic Edition features Kailh Blue switches, for more tactile feedback. Both keyboards are characterized by a standard 104-key layout with locally stored macro profiles, and a rotary volume control wheel. The Armato comes with red LED back-lighting, while its Classic Edition variant comes with white LED lighting. Both keyboards feature large firm palm-rests.

Patriot Announces the V770 RGB and V730 Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

Patriot, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions, today announced the new Patriot Viper V770 RGB gaming keyboard and the V730 LED gaming keyboard, bringing affordable feature-rich solutions to the fingertips of gamers everywhere. "We are committed to offering products for a wide range of gaming enthusiasts and our two new keyboards will appeal to players at both ends of the spectrum," said Roger Shinmoto, Patriot's Vice President of Product Development.

Monitors with 1000 ppi: Scientists researching Graphene to develop 'Mechanical Pixels'

At the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, scientists were hard at work researching how to produce mechanical Graphene sensors. Working with membranes measuring only two atoms thick, there are 13 micrometer-sized round air filled cavities in a silicon surface (silicon oxide) that are covered by double-layered Graphene. Upon observing these samples, the scientists noticed that the colors of the membranes differed. When the pressure within the cavities varied, the air 'bubbles' became concave or convex, changing how light refracted through them and created different colors.

At first this disappointed the scientists, as it became apparent that the small bubbles were not homogeneous enough to build a sensor. However they quickly noticed that the effect showed promise for an entirely different path of research - the Mechanical Pixel. The scientists speculate that screens built using this technology could eventually lead to much more flexible, durable and energy efficient panels than current LED technology allows. They do however caution that this research is very much in stages of infancy, it remains to be seen whether this mechanization of Graphene could conclude in screens of comparable quality or be scaled up to mass production. Bear in mind the samples that are currently being worked with would produce a panel with a pixel density north of 1,000 DPI. An explanation for mechanical color pixels can be found in this Vimeo video.

Source: TU Deft

BIOSTAR Announces the GK3 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

BIOSTAR is pleased to announce its latest addition to its gaming peripheral line-up with its first keyboard for gamers: the BIOSTAR GK3 mechanical gaming keyboard. BIOSTAR combines all the key elements that gamers need and designs their first mechanical keyboard dedicated for gamers and what they really need: a durable and responsive keyboard aimed at the masses.

Today's gamers are becoming more competitive and response times are a gamer's number 1 tool in victory. If your gear can't keep up then your gear is keeping you down. Keyboards are the primary input for PC games and when a single keypress counts, a mere milisecond of input is the difference in winning and losing. The BIOSTAR GK3 mechanical keyboard will have an MSRP of $44.99.

Kingston Ships the HyperX Alloy FPS Gaming Keyboard

HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the HyperX ALLOY FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is now shipping in Germany, UK, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. The full-size mechanical gaming keyboard has a space-saving layout allowing gamers to maximize desktop real estate for FPS mouse movement. The HyperX ALLOY FPS keyboard features Cherry MX Blue Mechanical switches to provide the tactile feedback and performance to support extreme gameplay and enable players to be the best gamers possible.

Built with a solid steel alloy frame, the HyperX ALLOY FPS keyboard features Cherry MX Blue Mechanical switches, HyperX red LED backlighting and six preset LED modes - including a custom mode. The keyboard also offers Game Mode to easily disable the Windows key to prevent game play interruptions, along with 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-Key rollover functionality. For added flexibility and performance, HyperX ALLOY FPS features an easy access USB charging port located on the back of the keyboard, additional HyperX red-colored WASD/1234 keys, a detachable braided cord, and mesh travel pouch for protection and storage on the move.

Cougar Intros the Ultimus RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Cougar introduced the Ultimus RGB, a mechanical gaming keyboard with a standard 104-key set. The company did not mention the make of the switches. The keyboard is characterized by a steel top panel, with its keys in a standard layout. The keys feature RGB multi-color LED illumination, with the ability to set colors for individual keys, as well as setting up lighting zones and effects. The underlying electronics of the Ultimus RGB need no drivers, and feature N-key rollover over USB, 1000 Hz polling rate, and support for standardized Windows hotkeys. The keyboard measures 180 mm x 445 mm x 40 mm (DxWxH). The company didn't reveal pricing information.

Corsair Announces the LUX Series Mechanical Keyboards

CORSAIR, a leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the immediate and worldwide availability of its new LUX range of mechanical keyboards. Building on the phenomenal success of the CORSAIR K70, K70 RGB and K65, the new LUX range adds a host of new features and improvements. With enhanced lighting, USB pass-through and a back-lit optimized key cap font, CORSAIR LUX keyboards retain the core-design, premium materials and commitment to quality that has earned the CORSAIR K-series over 300 global media awards, making them the benchmark for high-performance keyboards.

Alongside the signature CORSAIR aluminum construction and 100% German-made Cherry MX keyswitches, the LUX range adds an enhanced internal lighting controller, allowing for finer color adjustment and even more vibrant patterns and effects. Paired with CUE (CORSAIR Utility Engine) software, stunning lighting effects are just a few clicks away.

TechPowerUp and Tesoro Announce Back to School Giveaway

TechPowerUp and Tesoro bring to you the Back to School Giveaway. One lucky winner gets to win three of Tesoro's best creations, including a Tesoro Gram Spectrum mechanical keyboard with RGB lighting, a Tesoro Sharur Spectrim gaming mouse; and a Tesoro Olivant Pro gaming headset. To throw your hat in, simply fill up a short form. A winner will be randomly selected and announced after 30th August. Good Luck!
For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

Fnatic Gear Rush G1 Mechanical Keyboard Gets the RGB LED Treatment

Fnatic Gear gave its flagship Rush G1 mechanical gaming keyboard the RGB LED treatment. The Rush G1 now comes with Cherry MX RGB mechanical switches, with control over color-lighting for each key. The keyboard retain's the original's minimalist 104-key layout, with a Function key enabling additional macros and system shortcuts. The keyboard comes with a 2-port USB hub. It also features a detachable palm-rest.

Tesoro Announces the Gram Spectrum RGB Keyboard

Tesoro Technology, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech gaming peripherals, today has announced the launch of the GRAM Spectrum mechanical keyboard. Engineered to equip gamers with an elite weapon in gameplay, the Gram Spectrum utilizes cutting-edge Tesoro AGILE mechanical switches. The low-profile switches offer short travel distance yet retain the tactile feel of mechanical keyboards delivering an unmatched user experience with optimized keystrokes, fast response and accurate actuation.

Available in both black and white models, the GRAM Spectrum sports full RGB functionality with 16.8 million color options along with nine lighting effects including breathing, color wave, and customized lighting. With a sleek, minimalist design, double-injection keycaps, and built on sturdy metal construction the GRAM Spectrum offers fluidity in user movements, pinpoint accuracy, and ensures long-lasting durability.

CHERRY Announces the MX SPEED Mechanical Switch

CHERRY, the market leader and expert in mechanical switch keyboards, presents the new MX SPEED switch, which ensures high switching frequencies and extremely low response times, made possible by a very short travel. The brand-new MX SPEED is the fastest CHERRY switch on the market and is ideal for use in mechanical gaming keyboards, or keyboards for fast and frequent typists. The world's leading precision and unique Gold-Crosspoint contact technology rounds off the new switch. All this guarantees the highest performance of a CHERRY MX switch so far.

MX SPEED: the fastest CHERRY switch of all time
CHERRY expands its own portfolio of mechanical switches with the MX SPEED, a new top model which comes with a high performance. The name speaks for itself: thanks to an actuation point of 1.2 millimeters and the resulting, extremely short travel as well as a low activation force of only 45 cN, this high-precision linear switch is optimized for both low response times and high switching frequencies.

SteelSeries Releases the Apex M500 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, announces the availability of the SteelSeries Apex M500, a tournament-ready mechanical keyboard outfitted with Cherry MX Red gaming switches and SteelSeries Engine customization software. Available for $99.99 / €119.99, the ultra-durable Apex M500 also features a traditional key layout for universality, Anti-Ghosting technology and blue LED backlighting.

"The APEX M500 is my new keyboard of choice. It's a tank and lives up to the quality of the 6Gv2, the mechanical keyboard that I've been using for a year now," says Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling, Carry for Evil Geniuses Dota 2. "This keyboard is everything I think a majority of players look for when it comes to quality and feel, it's going to be a product that will be used at the pro level for a long, long time."

Logitech G Unveils Two Cherry Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

Logitech today announced the expansion of its mechanical gaming keyboard lineup with the Logitech G610 Orion Brown and the Logitech G610 Orion Red. Both products feature Cherry MX mechanical switches, as well as customizable bright white LED key backlighting and dedicated media controls. These full-size mechanical gaming keyboards integrate industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design to deliver peak performance for a pure gaming experience.

"Keyboard enthusiasts want a variety of options," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. "Our new G610 Orion keyboards deliver a clean, sophisticated design along with a choice of mechanical switches." Every aspect of the Logitech G610 Orion Brown and the Logitech G610 Orion Red - from the simplest details, such as fingerprint-masking matte texture and a durable braided cable, to the most complex details, including advanced bright white LED key backlighting - is precisely engineered. The result is industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Horus GK2000 Gaming Keyboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Horus GK2000 mechanical gaming keyboard. It has a built-in 32-bit micro-programmed control unit (MCU) and 4 MB of onboard memory, plus an intuitive ROG user interface that allows users to customize macro and function keys for complex multi-key commands with just a single keystroke. ROG Horus GK2000 has a premium, high-quality feel and has CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special topcoat finish. It also features a removable palm rest, 2-way adjustable feet, and a detachable stand for mobile devices.

Built-in 32-bit control unit
ROG Horus GK2000 has an embedded 32-bit MCU and 4 MB of onboard memory that processes and stores macro functions as well as lighting and profile settings. Users can program up to 80 macro commands for mouse, PC, and media-control functions. They can also program the keyboard to initiate complex multi-key commands with one keystroke. A total of 10 user profiles can be stored in the onboard memory, and users can simply drag and drop profile settings saved on their PCs to transfer them to the keyboard.

Logitech Announces the G810 Orion Spectrum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech today announced the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum, a full-size RGB mechanical gaming keyboard that integrates our industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design to deliver peak performance for a pure gaming experience. The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features Logitech's exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, as well as customizable RGB lighting and dedicated media controls.

"We met with dozens of gamers over the last year and a half and asked them what they wanted in a gaming keyboard," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. "The result is the G810 Orion Spectrum, a clean, sophisticated design that's focused on delivering pure performance." Every aspect of the keyboard - from the simplest details, such as fingerprint-masking matte texture and a durable braided cable, to the most complex details, including advanced RGB lighting and ultra-fast, ultra-durable Romer-G mechanical switches - is precisely engineered. The result is industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design.

Sharkoon Announces SharkZone MK80 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

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.

Cougar Announces the Attack X3 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

COUGAR is proud to announce the arrival of COUGAR Attack X3. This new keyboard caters to those purist gamers who crave for a high quality mechanical gaming keyboard that simply provides three things: quality, useful functions and an elegant and durable design. Attack X3 fulfills these requirements with a combination of Cherry MX switches, gaming features and an impressive aluminum based design.

COUGAR Attack X3 uses the original Cherry MX mechanical switches that guarantee the incredible performance people associate with a true mechanical gaming keyboard. Their unique tactile and audible feedback will provide you with an unparalleled gaming experience. COUGAR UIX System will allow gamers to get the most out of this keyboard. With UIX, the user can easily define the function of any key, and use up to ten of them as macro keys. All the settings (up to three full configuration profiles) can then be conveniently stored in the keyboards on board memory, which allows the user to bring the keyboard to another computer and keep all the settings.
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