TechPowerUp prides itself on covering in great detail products from brands big and small, and the first product review from Sharkoon was among our earliest ever! Over time, we have examined Sharkoon cases, mice, and accessories. However, it took until today to get the first Sharkoon keyboard review up. Part of this delay has to do with the brand being centered around Europe and yours truly only just getting there. The brand has been marketing itself more lately, especially in terms of value you get for the money, and so here we are in what is no doubt the first of many to come in the future. Thanks again to Sharkoon for sending a sample of the keyboard to TechPowerUp!
The keyboard in question is the SKILLER SGK30, a new entry to the Sharkoon keyboard lineup that primarily has other SKILLER-named peripherals to go along with matching mice and headsets. This is a full-size keyboard, and I have the US ANSI layout in the standard 104 keys here. Nothing extra, and Sharkoon is instead marketing the SKILLER SGK30 as a compact, fat-trimmed keyboard of high quality. There are also claims of software support for customization we will put to the test in this review that begins with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|Sharkoon SKILLER SGK30 Keyboard|
|Layout:||104-key US ANSI layout, other language support depending on region|
|Material:||ABS plastic case and keycaps, steel plate|
|Weight (total):||0.87 kg/1.919 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||144 (L) x 440 (W) x 35 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft/1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Choice of Huano Red or Blue mechanical RGB switch|
|Backlighting:||Yes, per-key 16.8 M RGB|