Zalman ZM-K900M Keyboard Review 3

Zalman ZM-K900M Keyboard Review

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Introduction

Zalman Logo


Zalman was founded in 1999 and is mostly known for their coolers, cases, and even power supplies. They have been branching out recently, looking to make a name for themselves in the peripheral market. Earlier this year, Zalman released the ZM-K700M, and we reviewed it here. As you can see, it didn't score as well as we would have liked, but that was mainly due to its price and its competitors.

Today, we are looking at the new ZM-K900M, which will hopefully address the issues with the previous model and firmly launch Zalman into the high-end keyboard market.



Specifications

Zalman ZM-K900M
LAYOUT:104 keys
MATERIAL:Plastic + metal
MACRO SUPPORT:Yes
WEIGHT:1.25 kg /2.75 lbs.
WRIST REST:No
ANTI-GHOSTING:full N-Key rollover
MEDIA KEYS:Only volume, no media control
DIMENSIONS:140(L) x 440(W) x 35(H) mm
CABLE LENGTH:1.7 M
SOFTWARE:No
SWITCH TYPE:Kailh
BACKLIGTHING:RGB
INTERFACE:USB
Warranty:2 years

Packaging


The packaging for the ZM-K900M is very bright, with a great use of colors, and even though there are a lot of colors, it isn't too garish, complementing the colors of the keyboard's image nicely. Also on the front of the box is a taste of what features to expect; macros, 1000hz polling rate, NKey rollover, and RGB lighting are just some of the features mentioned.


Flipping the box over, we are hit with a wall of text; this is the business side. It goes into a little more detail on the features and gives us a full specifications list.


Inside the box, we have the keyboard, a manual, which you will need, and a USB to PS/2 adapter. It has been a while since I have seen a USB to PS/2 adapter, and it surprised me a bit. These are usually included to allow you to use the keyboard in the bios and to free up a USB slot.
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