HyperX launches their latest keyboard, the Alloy Origins, to coincide with the retail release of their own custom mechanical switches. Featuring the HyperX Red linear switch, the Alloy Origins RGB keyboard has extensive lighting and functionality in a svelte package, and at an attractive price!
Ducky adds to their popular One 2 keyboard series with the 65% form factor One 2 SF. With arrow keys and more dedicated keys compared to their Mini series, and a lot of onboard controls over lighting and functionality included, it makes for an attractive little keyboard (and mouse, too).
1STPLAYER aims to impress with their new Black Sire Lite K7 keyboard. The particular version we examine is a TKL form factor unit without backlighting and 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity paired with Outemu Blue switches and the CIY hot-swappable switch socket.
CORSAIR finally launches a keyboard with their exciting Slipstream wireless technology and efficient Capillex RGB LEDs. The new K57 RGB wireless is a high-end membrane keyboard with a lot of bells and whistles both onboard and via software, and we take a close look at it today!
iKBC adds to their ever-growing keyboard product portfolio with the aptly named "Table" series. The Table E412 is a full-size keyboard that is unabashedly large in footprint, with an integrated wrist rest, dedicated media keys/wheel, white backlight and, for something different than the norm, onboard hardware encryption of the keyboard itself.
Tecware makes a grand entrance with their Phantom RGB keyboard. Available in TKL or full-size form factors, three switch options, and a modular switch design for increased customization and hot-swapping, extensive onboard controls and per-key RGB lighting, it offers a lot of value for its asking price.
The Cooler Master SK621 heralds in their first truly portable keyboard lineup. Using Cherry's MX Low Profile switches paired with Bluetooth/wired connectivity, a bezel-less and low-profile case, and a 60% form factor design, this sub-0.5 kg keyboard wants to be a part of your typing life wherever you go. Oh, and there is RGB lighting, too!
Velocifire attempts to break into the crowded keyboard market, especially in the USA, by offering a wireless mechanical keyboard at a great price point. The TKL02WS is a TKL form factor keyboard with doubleshot keycaps, an 1850 mAh battery, 2.4 GHz wireless/Type-C wired connectivity options, white backlighting, and onboard functionalization.
The Cherry MX Board 1.0 comes in a variety of offerings: TKL vs. full size, backlit or not. We take a look at the recently announced MX Board 1.0 TKL using genuine Cherry MX mechanical switches and the rarely used Cherry keycap profile. It is a keyboard designed with writing in mind, and this first-party offering is sure to interest the market accordingly.
Aukey effectively replaces their excellent value for money KM-G8 keyboard with the new KM-G6. It keeps the same Outemu Blue mechanical switches and doubleshot-injected keycaps, while adding multi-color backlighting with many lighting effects and onboard controls at that same attractive price point.
Tesoro adds to their popular Gram series of mechanical keyboards with the Gram MX ONE. With two color options and two Cherry MX switch options, the Gram MX ONE aims to offers an attractive package for those prioritizing value for money and longevity.
Cooler Master brings Aimpad analog control to a global keyboard market with the new MK850 keyboard. The feature list alone would take up the better half of a page, so you need to absolutely devote some time to reading through the review of one of the most important additions to the peripherals market in years.
2019 brings with it our first MSI keyboard review in the form of the recently announced Vigor GK60. It is a full-size keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches for a solid base for gamers and does not break the bank. The addition of some MSI-specific features and software and hardware control over function and form means this is a keyboard you would want to know more about!
We take a look at our first ASUS keyboard, and it just happens to be their flagship, the ROG Strix Flare. Featuring options galore, be it via Cherry MX RGB switch options, profiles and onboard controls, or software driver customization over functions and lighting alike, it makes for a strong impression of the brand in the crowded keyboard market.
The Glorious PC Gaming Race as a peripherals company is most known for their keyboard, the aptly named Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard. This review goes over the GMMK in detail, covering its features, including the swappable mechanical switches, extensive onboard controls for per-key RGB backlighting, and software driver support.
CORSAIR decided that a RAPIDFIRE version of their K70 RGB MK.2 keyboard was not enough, and have since released another- the K70 RGB MK.2 SE. This special edition uses Cherry MX Speed Silver switches with a silver frame and white doubleshot-injected PBT keycaps, making for an impressive hardware and software package.
Cooler Master releases their first mechanical keyboards using the elusive Cherry MX Low Profile RGB switches. The SK630 is a TKL form factor keyboard built with portability in mind that retains a strong configuration over function and form alike via both software driver support and onboard controls.
The Input Club Kira keyboard arose as a design with lofty goals and even higher expectations from the community that helped crowdfund it. Now as a retail product, it is available in a variety of switches, case frames, colors, and even as a kit. No matter the choice, the final product does justice to light, its name, in more ways than one.
1STPLAYER is a relatively unknown Chinese brand wanting to grab attention globally with their new keyboards. The Bullet Hunter MK6 mechanical keyboard offers RGB backlighting, extensive onboard controls, a software driver, and hot-swappable switches at a good price point, making it a strong contender for their goal.
HyperX provides an RGB version of the Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard for those wanting the additional bling, but there's more. A new switch type combined with a unified software driver makes for an improved user experience, and optional accessories including wrist rests and replacement keycaps complete the package.
Mistel Keyboards introduces their second ever split keyboard with the MD650L Barocco. It features the extremely rare Cherry ML low-profile mechanical switch with custom stabilizers, a thick aluminium case that comes in four different color options, onboard programmability, and macro support; all in a ~65% form factor.
Das Keyboard, known for high-quality, classic-design mechanical keyboards, takes a giant leap forward on the technology train by introducing cloud-connected Q-series keyboards. The Das Keyboard 5Q allows for Internet-based monitoring and control of your life, while also ticking the feature list of RGB backlighting, an exclusive switch, and software-driver support.
CORSAIR has updated the original STRAFE RGB keyboard after three years and aims to offer a similar enthusiast-grade keyboard with more value for money. The new STRAFE RGB MK.2 now has hardware playback, more dedicated buttons, and support from a new unified software driver, and retains the rarely-seen option of the Cherry MX Silent Red RGB switch.
We take a look at the Cougar PURI TKL today, a tenkeyless form factor keyboard using Cherry MX switches and white LED backlighting. Extensive onboard lighting controls and increased portability combined with a relatively low price point help make this a good value proposition today.
Cherry, famous among PC enthusiasts for their mechanical switches, greets us today with a membrane keyboard. The KC 1068 is a specialized keyboard designed for testing environments where IP68 dust and spill resistance is critical, and goes about it with good support for various regions globally.