Mechanical keyboard fans seem to undergo a metamorphosis. They start with keyboards that are massive, festooned with macro and media keys and sporting a numberpad. Over time, their tastes change, and their keyboards get smaller and smaller. First it’s tenkeyless, where the number pad is dropped, and then it’s on to smaller and rarer form factors: 75%, where the navigation keys are compressed into a column on the right side, and 60%, where these keys (and the F keys at the top) are left out altogether. As you get more interested in these unusual forms, you can abide by some loss in function, using fewer keys to accomplish the same goals.
The consequence of this, at [...]
Dilemma: you like laptop keyboards, but people keep harping on about how great mechanical keyboards are. Solution: Havit’s HV-KB390L keyboard. It uses special low profile switches, low profile keys and a low-profile chassis to make for an incredibly compact keyboard in all three dimensions. Is this the ultimate low profile mechanical keyboard? Let’s find out!Specifications & FeaturesThinnest 87-key mechanical keyboard Kailh PG1350 low profile Blue switch Detachable Micro USB cable Customisable ice blue LED backlight N-Key Rollover 35.4 x 12.75 x 2.25 cm 0.52 kgDesign
The Havit low profile keyboard is actually quite remarkable in its design. The [...]
The most ridiculously named keyboard of all time
What’s in a name? When it comes to the mechanical keyboard sitting on my desk called the Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma Stealth, there’s a heck of a lot. In fact, I reckon I can tell you everything you need to know about the good ol’ RBWTECS just by unpacking each one of these weighty terms. Let’s give it a go!
Razer is a name that carries a lot of weight in gaming circles, and not always for the right reasons. Despite (or perhaps because of) the company’s popularity, hardcore mechanical keyboard fans turn their noses up at Razer products, [...]