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ROCCAT joins the still-exclusive club of keyboard manufacturers with their own branded switches in the Titan Linear and Titan Tactile. Their Vulcan keyboards are the first to adopt them, and today we take a look at the Vulcan 120 AIMO that aims to wow you with the feature set.
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Mistel introduces its largest entry to the Barocco split keyboard series in the form of the MD770. Adopting a 75% form factor, the MD770 comes in different versions of color, backlighting, connectivity, and switches to offer a more user-friendly, ergonomic keyboard with extensive onboard controls.
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SteelSeries promised innovation at Computex 2019 when they introduced their new Apex keyboards. Their halo offering for the foreseeable future, the Apex Pro features Hall effect switches for customizable actuation points, an integrated OLED display for function and form, powerful software drivers, and of course RGB lighting galore.
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Thermaltake carries their Level 20 branding of thick aluminium panels over to their higher-end Level 20 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 package.
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Cougar has chosen to shy away from Cherry switches in favor of their own branded ones, and designed the Ultimus RGB keyboard to be more in line with their recent angular case offerings. As the name suggests, RGB illumination is supported, with 16.8M colors, and the polling rate is 1000 Hz.
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We round off our coverage of AZIO's Retro keyboard lineup with the Retro Classic BT in the Artisan edition. It features a genuine leather top cover, zinc alloy frame with a copper finish, and matching typewriter-style keycaps to provide for a stunning mechanical wireless keyboard with battery life measured in months!
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We expand our coverage of Cherry first-party keyboard offerings with a detailed look at the MX Board 5.0. With five switch options and a fairly unique ergonomic perspective via a wrist rest (yes, you read it right), the MX Board 5.0 is a 108-key unit that has white backlighting and onboard controls, too.
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The Durgod Taurus K320 TKL keyboard offers many switch options, including several rare Cherry variants. Build quality on this 87-key tenkeyless keyboard is good, and the software lets you easily customize the keyboard through remapping and macros.
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A long overdue review in the making, we finally check out CORSAIR's low-profile mechanical keyboard. It was the first on the market with Cherry's recent low-profile switches, including the MX Low Profile Speed switch, and aims to bring all the features of the excellent K70 RGB MK.2 to those wanting a smaller full-size keyboard.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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).
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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.
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