Mountain Everest Max Keyboard Review - Customization Max! 19

Mountain Everest Max Keyboard Review - Customization Max!

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Introduction

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Ah, I was waiting for this, and longer than you know. Mountain consists of the same guys behind the Makalu 67 mouse that impressed our mouse editor a lot, but the mouse came later, and the company itself launched a year ago with a Kickstarter campaign for a highly customizable and modular keyboard, the Everest. The campaign was a major success, and two color schemes were to be had. I was contacted by the company almost a year ago to the day about doing a review when the first samples were ready. COVID had other plans for me at the time, and then COVID affected Mountain's own timeline to where there were some supply chain issues to resolve first. It is now July 2021, these issues appear to be a thing of the past, and Mountain is aiming to kick off an anniversary of sorts with the release of a major update to the keyboard software, too. Thanks to Mountain for sending TechPowerUp a review sample!


Seen above is the original Mountain Everest Max in the gunmetal gray color scheme, and I have the newer "Midnight Black" version here for further differentiation. The Everest keyboard comes in three forms: the Everest Core Barebone kit, Everest Core that is just the TKL keyboard, and Everest Max that is the whole shebang with the detachable numpad and add-on media dock. I have the Everest Max to showcase all that is possible, and no doubt comparisons will be made to the ASUS ROG Claymore II we recently took a look at. Let's begin this long-awaited review with a look at the specifications in the table below.

Specifications

Mountain Everest Max Keyboard
Layout:Full size form factor in a US ANSI layout, other languages also supported
Material:ABS plastic case and keycaps (PBT keycaps optional), aluminium frame
Macro Support:Yes
Weight:1.37 kg / 3 lbs.
Wrist Rest:Yes
Anti-ghosting:Full N-Key rollover USB
Media Keys:Dedicated
Dimensions:265 (L) x 461 (W) x 43 (H) mm
Cables:USB Type-C to C cable (15 cm); USB Type-A to C cable (2 m)
Software:Yes
Switch Type:Cherry MX Red, Brown, Blue, Speed (Silver) or Silent Red RGB switches
Backlighting:Yes, 16.8 M per-key RGB lighting
Interface:USB
Warranty:Two years
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