iKBC Table E412 Keyboard Review 6

iKBC Table E412 Keyboard Review

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Introduction


iKBC as a brand has been a darling of the mechanical keyboard community for a while now, offering high build quality keyboards to satisfy most niche use cases at a good price. In a price range that used to be dictated by mass market keyboards cutting corners to hit a dollar number, iKBC offerings stood out in multiple ways. The company then extended its product portfolio to include RGB backlit keyboards, as well as full metal case keyboards heavy enough to literally be blunt weapons. Last year at Computex saw iKBC getting into wireless mechanical keyboards, including the CD108 BT we examined in more detail shortly after. This year's opening theme appears to be something else entirely, and one I was more than interested to take a look at once I knew more. Thanks again to the company for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp.


Part of their all new Table series, the Table E412 is unlike most other keyboards simply because of looks. It shies away from the bezel-less design many are going with lately and instead goes the other direction entirely with a footprint almost as wide as it is long. Indeed, this is even more valid an extrapolation for the Table E401 TKL version, and our coverage of the full-size (in more ways than one!) Table E412 should also help give a better idea of both models as a whole. In addition to the large integrated wrist rest, the word of the day as it pertains to the Table keyboard series is security. If you ever thought it would be a good idea to be able to password protect your keyboard and lock inputs to the PC, you are in luck and will want to read on as we begin the review with a look at the specifications below.

Specifications

iKBC Table E412 Keyboard
Layout:108-key modified US ANSI layout
Material:ABS plastic case and keycaps, steel plate
Macro Support:No
Weight:1.48 kg / 3.26 lbs.
Wrist Rest:Yes, integrated
Anti-ghosting:Full N-Key rollover
Media Keys:Dedicated
Dimensions:246 (L) x 459 (W) x 36 (H) mm
Cable Length:6 ft / 1.8 m
Software:No
Switch Type:Genuine Cherry MX Brown, Blue, Red, Speed Silver, or Silent Red mechanical switch
Backlighting:Yes, white only
Interface:USB
Warranty:One year
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