Durgod has grabbed many an eye among the enthusiast keyboard market, and today, we get to see if the brand merits the attention. We take a look at the Venus, a 60% form factor keyboard that aims to combine high build quality and customization via switch options and software drivers for a value product without seeming cheap!
Tesoro decided the Gram Spectrum series of keyboards from 2016 deserves a TKL version, and the newer Gram Spectrum TKL reaps the benefits of their updated software suite, too. It is a low-profile keyboard employing 3.5 mm travel mechanical switches while offering full 16.8 M per-key RGB backlighting and good build quality for under $100.
The KnewKey Rocksete aims to impress with both sight and sound alike, combining a typewriter-style keyboard with a JBL surround sound system. Featuring two separate batteries and two different lighting systems, the Rocksete is a fusion of two peripherals for those who are looking for a portable peripheral solution.
Thermaltake carries their Level 20 branding of thick aluminium panels over to keyboards with the Level 20 GT RGB keyboard. Coming in three switch options, including a Razer Green edition with Razer Synapse support in addition to Tt iTAKE and RGB Plus, it aims to balance hardware and software for an attractive unit.
EVGA updates their first foray into the PC keyboard market with RGB backlighting and a new software driver. The Z10 RGB offers everything but the kitchen sink, with a larger-than-full-size form factor to incorporate an LCD display, plenty of additional buttons for functionality, sliders, spare USB ports, and more!
CORSAIR kicks off their CES 2020 lineup with a refresh of their flagship K95 keyboard. The all-new K95 RGB Platinum XT builds upon the larger-than-full-size form factor with a plethora of dedicated controls to accompany not just iCUE-based software configuration, but also Elgato Stream Deck support for true gaming and streaming integration.
Fnatic as an e-sports organization has seen a lot of success with their various teams. They aim to replicate this success in the equally competitive keyboard market with the miniSTREAK tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard, which is built with feedback from professional gamers in mind.
In a competitive sub-$100 market, the Hexgears Impulse offers good build quality, doubleshot injected PBT keycaps in two set options, three high quality Kailh BOX switches, backlighting, and RGB side lighting to try and grab your attention.
AZIO kicks it up a notch with the latest addition to their Retro Classic series of high-end keyboards. The AZIO RCK is a 75% form factor keyboard with Bluetooth or USB connectivity, dual OS support, a plethora of material options to choose from, and a humongous 5000 mAh battery to keep it ticking for months!
The Ultimate Hacking Keyboard is a fairly novel split keyboard in the 60% form factor that uses upcoming module support to distinguish itself from the rest of the market. It places typing ergonomics and user customization at the forefront and comes ready to go in a variety of switch, layout, and configuration options.
ADATA joins our keyboard reviews with the XPG Summoner from their XPG gaming brand. It is a full-size keyboard available in multiple layouts, with three Cherry switch options, onboard programming, a good set of bundled accessories, and RGB backlighting!
Mechanicalkeyboards.com brings to market a refreshed Typist keyboard in the form of the aptly named MK Night Typist. With three Cherry MX switch options for different typing experiences paired with high build quality, white backlighting, and extensive onboard control over key assignment and layouts, it should interest many a working professional.
Vortexgear adds to their popular POKER series of 60% form factor keyboards, now in the 3rd gen POK3R lineup, with the low-profile POK3R V2. It features a CNC-machined aluminium case, high quality multi-tone PBT keycaps in their exclusive VSA profile, and Cherry MX Low Profile Red RGB switches for less than $100!
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.