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Pros Solid and well built, doesnt take a lot of space.
Cons slightly odd layout
Summary I really like this keyboard so far...I feel like it could take a few punches from a frustrated user and keep on ticking.
I wish the arrow keys weren't squashed into the layout like they are, but the tradeoff is a lot less desk space used. Overall, a really nice feel to the MX Black's, not too loud, but nice and responsive. Very happy with it.
Summary Ive been very happy with this keyboard, I just ordered a second one for my office. It don't have a lot of features, like backlighting, macros ect., but its built very solidly, and doesnt take up a pile of desk space that "gaming" keyboards tend to do.
If you want a nice solid mechanical keyboard, you really cant go wrong for $65.
Pros Cheap, big shift and ctrl buttons, usb ports, mechanical, sturdy construction
Cons awkward layout
Summary This thing is build like a tank and feels like it will never break. Also looks decent with the small red highlights. To fit the numbers on the right on this, they squished the arrow keys , so hitting the question mark button is really odd. It becomes a nuisance a lot of the times. Although this gets the job done, i'd recommend a different keyboard
Summary The Cherry MX black switches are great, but there's a reason this keyboard's so cheap -- its layout is way less usable than most keyboard these days. No windows key, moved home block, squished together directional keys. These things really ruins an otherwise very satisfying typing experience. I'd just pay $20 or so more for a Steelseries 6GV2.
Summary This is a no frills mechanical keyboard. I love it because of its compact size. If you are looking for a compact keyboard with number pad, this may be the one for you. However, some things that you should be aware. - Backspace is one key size instead of two in other keyboards. - Some key placement may be annoying for some but doesn't bother me, as I'll get used to them. However, overall this is a solid keyboard. Its heavy and feels very solid. I love the cherry black switches, but just wish the backspace key was a bit bigger.
Pros Compact, No Back-lighting, Braided Cable, USB-Hub
Cons Non-Standard Key Layout, Lacks Key Customization/Removal Tool, No Macro Ability, NO PS2 converter
Summary This is a GREAT little keyboard, but it's not everyone. With a keyboard like this it's really important to do your research before buying, because a lot of the "features" of this keyboard are things that might turn others off.
- This is a *COMPACT* keyboard (~38.5cm across)
Personally, I was looking for a small keyboard because I keep my keyboard and mouse on a sliding keyboard tray under my desk. My old keyboard wasn't leaving much room for my mouse. The keyboard turned out to be the perfect size, and now my keyboard and mouse have plenty of room and my desk is clear!
- This keyboard does NOT have backlighting
Personally, I can't stand gratuitous lighting on computers. While it might be helpful at night to see the keys, I think most computer users know where the keys are. I'd much rather not have my computer room lit up like Christmas 24/7.
- This keyboard has a somewhat non-standard key layout
This is a biggie. Make sure you review the key layout before buying this an decide if it works for you. I personally love the fact that this keyboard doesn't have a "windows key". After many years of confusion my pinky can again comfortably find the alt key and there is no danger of exiting to the desktop during games. Hallelujah!
*BEWARE* there are other changes beyond the removal of the windows key. The backspace key is TINY, and the Right Shift Key is in a bit of weird location relative to the forward slash.
- Mechanical buttons are GREAT (Cherry MX Black)
If you grew up with old IBM keyboards, you know what I'm talking about. This keyboard has Cherry MX Black switches which are particularly good for gaming. The press is smooth all the way down, so it doesn't provide feedback letting you know the key has been pressed. The keyboard is less loud than some other mechanical keyboards, but is definitely still loud for those used to non-mechanical keyboards.
There are a few nitpicky issues I've had with this keyboard.
- The bumps on the F and J home keys are a little hard to feel. I assume most people position their fingers on the keyboard by feeling for the bumps, so more prominent bumps would be helpful
- I was a bit disappointed that the keyboard did not come with tool to remove keys, and replacement/customization keys.
- The keyboard did not come with a USB-PS2 converter. With a mechanical keyboard you want to be using PS2.
Pros inexpensive mechanical not flashy works like how you would expect a mechanical keyboard to perform
Cons Dislike lack of windows key disk like non standard key layout
Summary I bought this and did not take a super good look at the keyboard. I did notice the non standard layout. However I did not see that there were no windows keys.
I understand they made it smaller, and removed some keys to lower the price. I also understand that while gaming you do not want to mash the windows key and have your game minimized; however I would have preferred to have a switch to turn it off, or software to detect a game being played to disable it.
3 stars. I cannot give a it 4 because I would never purchase this again or recommend it because of the layout.
It is well built and works. It has the feel of a quality made product.
Pros Compaq size, very reponsive key, cherry blackswitch perfect for gaming,fun to type with, large ctrl key good for RTS and FPS
Cons No windows key can be a cons for lot of people but fine by me
Summary Keyboard is really compaq which is what i wanted from a mechanical keyboard for sc2. Perfect to bring in LANs because the keyboard is very easy to pack.
Key press respond very quickly no more membrane keyboard for me. The keyboard is really solid and heavy for it size. seem to be really durable i did a 24 hours intensive sc2 run with it my logitech G11 wasnt able to pass the 13 hours before i have key problem.
Very good keyboard i recommend it to every gamer looking for a small size keyboard.
ThermalTake KB-MEK007US Meka Mechanical Gaming Keyboard The ThermalTake KB-MEK007US Meka Mechanical Gaming Keyboard has up to 1000Hz polling rate that is 8x quicker than regular gaming keyboard. With cherry black mechanical switch, this ThermalTake KB-MEK007US Meka Mechanical Gaming Keyboard enables an excellent gaming elastic capability with life expectancy for up to 50 million strokes. This gaming keyboard also features USB hubs so you can install your other USB gaming devices. Plus the ThermalTake KB-MEK007US Meka Mechanical Gaming Keyboard offers smart cable management to protect your keyboard from damage of improper force.
Up to 1000Hz polling rate that is 8x quicker than regular gaming keyboard
USB hubs for installation of other USB gaming devices
Anti ghosting function for up to 16 keys anywhere on the keyboard without any interference via USB
Gold-plated USB connectors provide reliable data or signal transmission
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