Vortex 10 Keyboard Review - A 10th Anniversary Poker Celebration 5

Vortex 10 Keyboard Review - A 10th Anniversary Poker Celebration

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Introduction

Vortex Logo

Ah, Vortex! I haven't shied away from my interest in the brand in the past and won't now, especially given their magic mushroom-induced keyboard packaging done recently. We have covered four of their keyboards here thus far, none of which conform to the popular full-size or TKL form factors, and I have been looking forward to their new creations first seen at Computex last year. What came up to my doorstep instead was unexpected. As it turns out, the company is 10 years old now, which they are celebrating with a special edition of the Poker, their most famous keyboard, in the form of the new Vortex 10. Thanks again to them for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp!


The POK3R V2 came out last year, and the company was already working on the Poker 4 at the time. So in the absence of the latter, they clearly decided to revamp the system and add new features to the all-new Vortex 10. A look at the image above shows some of it already, be it the front-printed legends for a stealth look or sand-blasted aluminium case. There are a few more twists in here though, including under the keyboard itself, which we will go through in detail, but let's begin with a look at the specifications in the table below.

Specifications

Vortex 10 Keyboard
Layout:60% form factor in a US ANSI or UK ISO layout
Material:Polycarbonate case, aluminium frame, PBT plastic keycaps
Macro Support:Yes
Weight:0.55 kg/1.2 lbs.
Wrist Rest:No
Anti-ghosting:Full N-Key rollover USB
Media Keys:Available as a layered function
Dimensions:105 (L) x 290 (W) x 37 (H) mm
Cable Length:5 ft/1.5 m
Software:Yes
Switch Type:Choice of Cherry MX Red, Silent Red, Brown, and Blue RGB mechanical switch
Backlighting:Yes, 16.8 M per-key RGB lighting
Interface:USB
Warranty:One year
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