Mistel Keyboards, or simply Mistel as will be henceforth referred to for convenience, made a debut in the TechPowerUp review vault with their new MD870 SLEEKER keyboard late last year. It was a 87-key TKL form factor keyboard that was a reference for good build quality with its thick two-piece aluminium case and PBT plastic keycaps that promised longevity in addition to form and function. The Mistel brand was before otherwise known mostly for their Barocco series of keyboards that offered a fairly unique take on keyboards at release and still do so in 2018. Today, we get to take a close look at the MD600 Barocco keyboard, and thanks again to Mistel for providing a review sample.
If pictures say a thousand words, this one says it all. The specific review sample sent is part of the newer Barocco RGB series which, as you might have guessed, adds RGB backlighting to the non-backlit Barocco series keyboards. The series presently consists of the MD600, which comes in white or black color options. As we saw with the MD870, an 87-key keyboard, the number in the model name here also tells us more with the MD600 being a 60% form factor keyboard. Notice the missing Fn row, Num pad and even arrow-key column. On top of this, the MD600 Barocco is also a split keyboard with the left and right half separated as seen above. We are not strangers to 60% or split keyboards, but keyboards that combine both are not very common. This is an intriguing start to the review then, and we proceed with a look at the specifications below.
|Mistel MD600 Barocco RGB Keyboard|
|Layout:||60%, split form factor in modified US ANSI/ISO layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case, PBT plastic keycaps, stainless steel plate|
|Weight:||0.49 kg / 1.07 lbs.|
|Anti-Ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||125 (L) x 296 (W) x 39 (H) mm (When joined together)|
|Cable Length:||6.0 ft / 1.8 m (Keyboard to PC cable)|
|Switch Type:||Choice of Cherry MX RGB Red, Blue, Brown, Black, Speed (Silver), or Nature White mechanical switch|
|Backlighting:||Yes, RGB LED|