iKBC gave their already excellent keyboards a luxury makeover by cladding it inside five pounds of machined aluminum housing, and the new MF108 RGB V.2 keeps the excellent PBT keycaps with doubleshot legends and all onboard controls while offering new features, including a detachable cable and more switch options.
CORSAIR has taken last year's K68 and given it the magic of RGB backlighting. Featuring per-key 16.8M colors that can be controlled via their excellent CUE driver, or even onboard controls now, and keeping the IP32 dust and spill resistance, it is a budget friendly mechanical keyboard for those wanting Cherry MX RGB switches as well.
The Genius SlimStar 8008 keyboard and mouse combo is an inexpensive replacement to OEM peripherals, offering an overall enhanced user experience with 2.4 GHz encrypted WiFi connectivity and long battery life in addition to a well-designed software driver for added functionality.
The MX Board Silent is Cherry showing the world that it is possible to have mechanical keyboards that are inherently quiet as well. It comes in two color options, two MX Silent switch options, and an all-plastic construction where the lack of typing noise is the main goal.
The Bloody B945 is a unique full-size keyboard with a left-sided numpad, which effectively helps with getting the mouse closer to the keyboard for better ergonomics while in use. It features their new LK Libra optical switches with a stabilizer bar for every single switch, dust and spill resistance, and a software driver that crams in a ton of customization options as well!
Costing less than $40, the Aukey KM-G8 offers excellent value for the money. It features Outemu Blue mechanical switches in a full-size layout which, coupled with a metal frame and minimal bezels, results in a compelling replacement for OEM membrane keyboards.
The AZIO MK MAC BT is a wireless, full-size mechanical keyboard that was designed for MacOS. We take a look at it with a Windows system and examine how well it works in a market starved for such options. Featuring a white color scheme, dedicated wrist rest, thick ABS case and keycaps, a sub-$100 price point, and a twist with the battery used, this is a keyboard review that is well worth your time.
The Cherry MX Board 3.0 is a minimalist keyboard for professionals offering low profile, thick ABS keycaps, large anti-slip pads, a key configuration tool, and dedicated media buttons. Despite a release in 2013, it remains relevant and is a good option for consideration in the $80 price range.
The GRAM SE Spectrum keyboard from Tesoro is a hybrid of their earlier Excalibur and GRAM series. It takes the excellent optical switches from the former, which were co-developed with Gateron, and adds in the customization options of the latter to provide a keyboard with user-replaceable switches, RGB backlighting, and onboard and software controls - all at an attractive price.
Mistel is aiming to get their name out in a bold way, but via a keyboard that is anything but bold. The MD870 SLEEKER is a keyboard built to outlast nearly every component in a PC thanks to the use of a thick aluminum case, PBT plastic, and internal steel plate. Add in a subtle white lighting effect, and you have a keyboard that is fit to be used in any environment.
The Wei is Mionix's first keyboard, and part of their new "Get Fresh!" campaign with lighter color shades, optional keycap sets, and wrist rests; color schemes based off food items and clean aesthetics inside and out, which make this a keyboard targeting gamers and professionals alike.
Cooler Master wants to join the $150 keyboard market with the MasterKeys MK750. It is a full-size keyboard featuring genuine Cherry MX RGB switches, and to sweeten the deal, Cooler Master has thrown in nearly every feature possible, including a removable USB Type-C cable, magnetic PU leather wrist rest, and more.
The Cherry MX Board 6.0 has a thick aluminum top, a technology called "RealKey" for extremely fast response times, high quality Cherry MX switches with low profile keycaps, and controllable red backlighting. Add in dedicated media control buttons and this is definitely a keyboard you want to read more about.
The Wooting One is a long-anticipated keyboard that promised a lot and delivers on every single item. It features analog control over travel distance for two different optical switch designs, per-key RGB backlighting, a software driver allowing customization of digital and analog profiles that are saved onboard, and good build quality with thick ABS plastic and an aluminum top-plate construction.
The Alloy Elite from HyperX takes the older Alloy FPS as a base and builds on it by adding dedicated media and lighting-control buttons, floating keycaps on a steel frame, a lightbar for further customization, and a wrist rest. It is better-suited for those looking for a full "battlestation" experience rather than portability.
The HAVIT HV-KB390L is a new low profile mechanical keyboard based off the 87-key TKL form factor. It uses Kailh's new Choc PG1350 low profile switches, has an aluminum alloy frame/plate, a lightweight software driver, and customizable backlighting; all at a great price point.
The Vortex ViBE uses an all-new 78% form factor with a Num Pad that can easily be turned into an arrow key cluster to give you the best of both worlds. It also features new PBT/dye-sub/SA profile stock keycaps, choice of eight Cherry MX switches, a thick metal case with no bezel, and extensive onboard controls and programming options.
The MEKA PRO from Tt eSPORTS offers genuine Cherry MX switches, support for multiple language layouts, on-board lighting effects, and excellent on-the-fly macro recording. All this plus more for $70, which makes it a very attractive keyboard for the money.
The Rosewill NEON K85 RGB keyboard offers a thick aluminum frame, full 16.8M RGB per-key backlighting as well as side plate lighting, a lightweight driver for functional and aesthetic customization, and options of two Kailh mechanical switches. Add in its attractive price point and you really would want to read more about it!
The Roccat Isku+ Force FX is a very large form-factor keyboard with 123 separate keys, a pressure-sensitive key zone offering analog control, 16.8M RGB backlighting, and an integrated wrist rest. It is complemented well by a powerful software driver to make the most of the provided hardware.
The Logitech CRAFT is more than a simple keyboard, adding a creative input dial to allow configurable control in applications, ranging from Adobe CC to web browsers and MS Office. It targets content creators who want a single device to be a full-size keyboard that also saves them precious time in their workflow.
The Datamancer Diviner is a full size keyboard featuring their often imitated, but never duplicated typewriter-style keycaps. Aiming to look at home in the Victorian era, it features a thick wooden case, ornaments and jewels that are tasteful, and some nice functionality courtesy of its DIP switches that allow for multiple keyboard layouts.
The SteelSeries Apex M750 features all-new QX2 mechanical switches via a partnership with Gateron, a thick aluminum alloy frame, clean aesthetics, and extensive control both onboard and via the powerful SteelSeries Engine 3 driver. Priced at under $150, it is a flagship-class keyboard in more ways than one.
The iKBC F108 RGB is a full size keyboard with 16.8M RGB backlighting from a group of enthusiasts in Taiwan who had good build quality and value for money in mind. The keyboard features thick backlit doubleshot PBT keycaps, two colors, and four genuine Cherry MX switches to choose from, as well as driver-less controls with on-board storage.
The Bloody B820R is a sub-$100 keyboard featuring their LK2 Blue and Red optical switches. The keyboard also gets a brushed aluminum top cover, doubleshot injected legends, multiple RGB animations, and backlighting effects to choose from with or without software driver control, and dust and spill resistance round off a good feature set.