Mistel Keyboards carved out a name for the brand with their MD600 Barocco, a 60% form factor, split keyboard that was built so precisely that it could be easily combined back together to be a single-piece keyboard for all intents and purposes. Today, we take a look at the RGB version of the same that adds even more more on-board functionality and more Cherry MX switch options.
Ducky as a brand has been synonymous with their Shine series of keyboards, and today, we take a look at the latest iteration - the Shine 6. It is an interesting blend of past and present with some hints towards the future, featuring a new ABS plastic case design, thick PBT keycaps, full 16.8M RGB backlighting supported by on-board and software controls alike, as well as accessories including a detachable cable, replacement keycaps and a mouse bungee.
i-Rocks is inviting you to let out your fun side with their K76M keyboard, featuring a LEGO bricks compatible top plate to create and customize a keyboard as never before. It also comes with their new Alps-inspired switches with a noise-dampening system, multi-color backlighting, on-board controls, and support for their optional paper skins/acrylic plate, which makes this a unique keyboard worth checking out.
Ducky has given their One series of keyboards a makeover with the new One 2 series. Coming in three options of a customized case and multi-toned keycap sets out of the box, we take a look at the One 2 Skyline that offers a well-built, fairly unique-looking keyboard with extensive onboard functionality at a good price.
GAMDIAS is entering the optical keyboard market with their Hermes P2 RGB keyboard. It features great software and onboard customization, a choice of four optical switches with dust and spill resistance and, of course, a strong RGB backlighting game.
ACGAM is a new company aiming to make a big name for itself with the AG6X keyboard, a small 60% form factor keyboard. Featuring well-thought-out programming, onboard customization for controls and backlighting, a software driver that adds to the user experience, and excellent value for money, this is a keyboard you should definitely check out.
Tesoro adds another set of unique switches to their growing portfolio, and the new GRAM XS keyboard uses ultra-slim mechanical switches in linear or tactile/clicky versions. Combine this with chiclet-style thin keycaps and a low profile case, and we have a keyboard that looks like an OEM keyboard at ~23 mm in height while offering the features of a modern high-end mechanical keyboard.
The i-Rocks K70E is a high-end keyboard with a feature set boasting configurable capacitive switches and per-key RGB backlighting, with software support backing onboard controls. At the same time, it retains the fun factor by using a transparent top plate and accessory paper skins for a high degree of customization.
Kinesis, with over 25 years of experience in developing ergonomic peripherals, has brought to market the Freestyle Edge keyboard as part of their new gaming brand. With a split keyboard configuration, extensive customization options, and nothing but Cherry mechanical switches, the Freestyle Edge offers a new take on ergonomics for gamers and casual end users alike.
ROCCAT's Horde AIMO keyboard introduces a real horde of features, which fits the name. Be it their Membranical switches that combine features from membrane and mechanical switches, innovating AIMO intelligent lighting, or the tuning wheel that can be used for multiple functions easily - it offers something to get everyone interested.
CORSAIR joins the higher-end wireless keyboard market with the K63 Wireless, a TKL mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches, configurable blue backlight, a reliable and powerful software driver, and fast wireless response times despite the industry standard encryption that has been built in for security. At $110, it aims to provide convenience, features, and performance without breaking the bank.
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.