Category: Keyboards

Natec Genesis RX85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review with Kailh Brown switches Score 80%

Natec Genesis RX85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review with Kailh Brown switches

Genesis was a completely unknown brand to me until they reached out, however they have been established since 2012 and appear to be a popular brand in their native country Poland. They have kindly sent me Genesis RX85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard to review which is a full-sized keyboard based on Kailh Brown switches featuring media control and an armrest. Features & Design This is a full-sized keyboard with 104 keys and a media control knob. It comes packaged with a wrist rest and the cabling has a premium look and feel thanks to braiding. There is no raised lip...

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Membrane versus Mechanical Keyboards – What Gives

Essentially used for typing, keyboards has made its way to a wide range of devices, from TV to tablets. Whatever you’re using your keyboard for, the type of keyboard you use, whether traditional or non-traditional split keyboards, each has its own pros and cons. Keyboards are pretty divided into two main groups today – mechanical keyboards and membrane keyboards. Nth-Key Rollovers When it comes to membrane keyboards debate, gamers are overwhelmingly going with the later. This comes down to one key benefit of mechanical keyboards, particularly gaming mechanical keyboards- nth-key rollovers. Nth-key rollover refers to a keyboard’s ability to...

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Thermaltake TT Premium  X1 RGB Cherry Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Score 85%

Thermaltake TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

I have mainly reviewed cases for Thermaltake in the past year, but they have a sub-brand called TT Premium which focusses on gaming peripherals. The TT Premium X1 RGB gaming keyboard is a feature-rich mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches and is currently available on Scan, Overclockers and Novatech for just £99. For some reason, Amazon has it as £161.23. Buy from Novatech If you are not a fan of Cherry MX Blue, there is also a Silver switch option which has a lower attenuation and can be better for fast-paced FPS games. The TT Premium X1 RGB...

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Acer Predator Aethon 500 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review Score 73%

Acer Predator Aethon 500 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

The Predator Aethon 500 is the second peripheral I have reviewed from Acer of the past week and is the first mechanical keyboard Acer has produced. The Acer Predator Aethon 500 ticks most of the box’s gamers want out of a keyboard nowadays, there is fully programmable RGB, programmable macro keys, mechanical switches, media keys and a magnetic wrist rest. In the UK it is priced at £200 which would make it one of the most expensive options on the market. However, if you were to buy it from the Amazon Global store the price is £130.96 + £9.76,...

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Logitech G512 Mechanical Keyboard Announced with three different key switch choices

This morning Logitech has announced another option in their lineup of mechanical gaming keyboards. The new G512 which will retail for £109.99 later this month has the option of three different key switch choices to fit personal player preferences – Tactile – for a discernible actuation for gamers who prefer direct feedback Linear – for a smooth keystroke GX Blue – for snappy actuation you can feel and hear (also now available on the Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard The GX Blue switch is a new addition to the Logitech switch line-up which should help appease fans of the popular Cherry MX...

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HP update OMEN 15 laptop with Nvidia Max-Q GTX 1070 & 144hz 1080p G-SYNC plus launch new Sequence optical-mechanical keyboard

We have already seen several of the major laptop brands such as Dell and Acer release this year's gaming models with the updated Nvidia Max-Q GTX 1070 designs plus the impressive 8th-gen I9 CPUs. Not to be left behind, HP have updated their beast of a gaming laptop, the Omen 15. It is smaller than last years model by  7.4% in width and 4.6% smaller in depth though at 5.56 pounds or 2.52kg it is a bit weightier than the XPS 15 by about 0.7kg. As usual with gaming laptops, you get plenty of specification options and the Omen 15 will include:...

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Win a Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard

**Winner contacted and the keyboard has been posted** I reviewed the Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard back in March, and it is an amazingly unique keyboard. Skipping the trend of RGB, Azio has developed a steampunk typewriter style keyboard that is sure to stand out on your desk. The build quality and overall feel of the keyboard is exceptional. All the metal is a beautiful brushed copper colour, and the keys and keyboard body are lined with genuine leather. You can actually smell the leather. It is a mechanical keyboard and uses AZIO Typelit Mechanical Switch (by Kailh) which are similar to Cherry...

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Win a Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

** Winner contacted via email and the keyboard has been sent out with the delivery signed for ** This is the review sample of the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard that we reviewed back in January. This is an absolutely awesome keyboard and one of the best I have reviewed. I would have kept it but I am trying not to hoard things, hence the competition. This is one of the best keyboards I have used and if you are an RGB fan you will love it. Logitech has developed their own mechanical switches called Romer-G –...

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Logitech G Announces New PC Gaming Speaker and Mechanical Keyboard with LIGHTSYNC

For the RGB fans out there Logitech has announced a couple of new products to light up your room. The first up is the G513 mechanical keyboard which is an evolution of the G413, featuring advanced Logitech G LIGHTSYNC technology (an intelligent RGB solution that delivers a dynamic experience with custom animations and in-game integrations).The G513 will come with a palm rest and in two versions, one with Romer-G Tactile switches and a second one with the new Romer-G Linear switches. Next up is the new speakers, the G560, which is Logitech G’s first gaming speaker system with sound...

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Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard Review Score 84%

Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard Review

I have reviewed some amazing mechanical keyboards in the past year, and this week I have been given the task of reviewing possibly the most unique keyboard on the market, the Azio Retro Classic. If the thought of an all-black keyboard with RGB bores you, then this could be the perfect option for you. This is a vintage typewriter themed mechanical keyboard, the particular model I was sent is the artisan model which uses a copper style matte frame and keys with black leather between the keys. Its appearance is striking and will no doubt appeal to steampunk fans...

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Gearbest MotoSpeed K87S Mechanical Keyboard Review Score 97%

Gearbest MotoSpeed K87S Mechanical Keyboard Review

Gearbest recently sent me the MotoSpeed K87S mechanical keyboard to review. This is a tenkeyless RGB keyboard with edge to edge keys making for a very petite keyboard. For lack of a better word, the design is quite girly, which is not a bad thing, it is quite obvious what you are getting from the images. The keys are all white, with the actual letters and numbers being transparent allowing the RGB to come through. The case is a clear colourless acrylic with RGB lights all around it. The default settings is basically a rainbow colour. So, it certainly...

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Penclic Bluetooth Mini Keyboard KB3 Review Score 78%

Penclic Bluetooth Mini Keyboard KB3 Review

Penclic is better known for their ergonomic products such as the R2 Wireless Ergonomic Mouse, but they have also developed a range of other peripherals including a range of mini keyboards. The Bluetooth KB3 mini keyboard is their latest product release, which is an extremely attractive (as far as keyboards go) very slim, and small wireless keyboard. It has an all metal design and does not include a number pad. Being Bluetooth it is compatible with most operating systems including Windows, iOS and Android, so it would make a great commuting accessory. Due to its compact nature, there are...

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