Mechanicalkeyboards.com, or simply MK.com, as more commonly known in the enthusiast keyboard community, is a popular one-stop e-tail store in the US for purchasing keyboards from brands outside of the mainstream market and then some. The company has leveraged their brand presence to have keyboards under their own label, such as the impressive MK Fission we took a look at previously. They have a working relationship with Ducky Keyboards, especially when it comes to such keyboards, and aim to offer high build quality keyboards at different price points to hit the needs of the market as a whole. The MK Fission added a lot of switch options and RGB backlighting and side lighting to choose from, and today, we take a look at another of their keyboards that trims down the fat to provide an essential typing experience. Enter the MK Typist, and thanks again to Mechanicalkeyboards for providing a review sample for us to examine.
Part of the MK Typist lineup, this particular Night Typist we are taking a look at adds in single color white backlighting to enable typing in dimly lit environments. As the company puts it, the MK Night Typist even goes so far as to use a claimed industry-first warm white instead of the usual true white or cool white, stating that a warmer color is better in dimly lit rooms. This is partly also why gaming keyboards used to prefer red backlighting over blue back before RGB hit everything. The entire keyboard is built around typing, with a lot of layout support we will get to in due time, and has switches suited for it as well. We begin the review, as always, with a look at the specifications below.
|MK Night Typist Keyboard|
|Layout:||108-key modified US ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case, PBT plastic keycaps, steel plate|
|Weight:||1.30 kg / 2.87 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Dedicated volume control, the rest available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||140 (L) x 440 (W) x 41 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft / 1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Choice of Cherry MX Blue, Brown, or Silent Red switch|
|Backlighting:||Yes, single color warm white backlighting|