Keyboards

Corsair Vengeance K60

We liked the Corsair Vengeance K90 mechanical gaming keyboard, but many gamers won't want to spend the extra dosh on backlighting and 18 macro keys. For them, the Corsair Vengeance K60 may be a good bet - at £80, it's a fair amount cheaper than the K90, but offers the same hearty helping of Cherry MX Red mechanical switches and unique aluminium design.

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Qpad MK-85 gaming keyboard

While they've been part of the PC gaming scene for as long as the genre of play has existed, it's only in recent years with the growth of competitive gaming that the mechanical keyboards have really begun to get a look in. Yes they're expensive, yes they tend to be relatively feature free, but they're fast and they feel great when using them.

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Corsair Vengeance K90

This keyboard, the Vengeance K90, is being marketed as being ideal for RTS and MMO gamers. With a heavy complement of macro keys and Cherry MX Red switches they've already made a good start, but will Corsair's debut keyboard stand up to the competition?

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Verbatim Wireless Mini Slimboard

It's called the Wireless Mini Slimboard and its compact sizing and lightweight design aim to free you of your computer desk and provide a way for you to interact with your machine from wherever you choose without having to lug around a full-sized and heavier keyboard and mouse.

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QPad MK 80 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Introduction While mechanical boards have been around for longer than any other type of keyboard input, they’re usage petered off over the past few decades as cheaper methods of production came in to being. When you’re using your keyboard for just tapping your login into Facebook, you don’t need a £70-100 piece of kit. However, now with gaming becoming more …

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Roccat Isku Gaming Keyboard

Introduction We’ve done a lot of peripheral reviews here at XSR, with most recent keyboards being made up with mechanical switches. These were hailed as being the ideal for gamers, but not every manufacturer agrees. Roccat have sent us their latest keyboard design, the ISKU. It’s a traditionally rubbed dome switch board with backlighting, macro buttons, some thumb keys and …

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Ozone Strike Mechanical Keyboard

Introduction Mechanical keyboards, they’ve been a staple of the high end gamers for quite some time, but for a while it was down to companies like microsoft to make them. However, in recent years gaming peripheral makers like Razer, Steelseries, Zowie and more, have begun manufacturing their own mechanical boards. Today I’m looking at another Black Cherry switch sporting keyboard, …

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Steelseries Shift

Introduction After a long period of usage, keyboards become dirty. Sometimes they lose buttons. Sometimes this happens because you smack it at the wall in anger. Whatever reason you have for getting a new keyboard, you also need good reasons to buy a specific one. Maybe one that can be cleaned easily, maybe one that has better resistance to walls. …

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Steelseries 6Gv2

Introduction Have to say, I’m a big fan of the mechanical keyboard. My personal gaming setup has a Steelseries 7G and I use a Zowie Celeritas while working. With that in mind, you can understand why I was looking forward to this review. Once again I get to spend an afternoon playing some games and typing away on another mechanical …

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