HAVIT is not a brand I expect many of you to have been aware of already, and I had only scarce knowledge of the brand before this. They are an Asian company founded in 1998 and have only recently expanded to the global market through a prime partnership with Amazon (pun intended). HAVIT has much stronger connections with the entire manufacturing process of their products which, as most others, are manufactured in China and boast a team of engineers, designers, and product testers all working together to ensure a good product backed by customer support no matter where the customer resides. While we can't test for the latter, we can most definitely give their claims on the product a run for their money, and so here we are today with a look at one of their recent keyboards. Thanks again to HAVIT for providing a sample for review.
I will say right away that one of the things that swayed me to say yes to HAVIT is the low-profile nature of the HV-KB390L keyboard. I have examined a few before already, be it with scissor switches or even mechanical switches, but HAVIT claims this to be the thinnest 87-key mechanical keyboard on the market today. That is a bold claim no doubt, but one that should automatically interest other readers who have stayed with scissor switch keyboards because they simply prefer a low-profile keyboard. So let us begin our look into what makes this such a low-profile keyboard with the specs in the table below.
|Havit HV-KB390L Keyboard|
|Layout:||87 Key (TKL), modified US ANSI|
|Material:||Aluminum plate, ABS plastic bottom case panelq and keycaps|
|Weight:||0.52 kg / 1.15 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||128 (L) x 354 (W) x 23 (H) mm|
|Cable(s) Length:||6 ft / 1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Kailh Choc PG1350 Blue mechanical switch|
|Backlighting:||Yes, single color (Ice Blue)|