Today we’re looking at some keycaps made by Drevo, the makers of many rather good mechanical keyboards. Here’s what you need to know!
Materials: These keycaps are made from PBT, a kind of plastic. PBT is generally considered to be a more premium alternative to the most common keycap material, ABS. PBT is preferred by some because it offers a slightly rougher finish and better durability. However, like many elements of the world of mechanical keyboards, this is a matter of personal preference as well. The keycaps are 1.5mm thick.
Legends: The legends are laser etched on the front of each keycap. This removes the possibility of [...]
The Tyrfing V2 is an elegant tenkeyless keyboard, with plate-mounted Cherry MX-style mechanical switches produced by Outemu floating above a black metal base. You have the option for Brown, Blue, Red or Black switches, which are tactile, clicky, soft linear and linear, respectively.
Each switch is topped by an ABS keycap, with lasered legends that allow the RGB backlighting beneath to shine through. Unlike most other mechanical keyboards, Drevo have selected a stylish capitalised typeface to label their keycaps, and have opted to spell out most keys (e.g. the Windows key is WIN, not a Windows symbol). This produces a consistent and stylish look.
The Magic Keyboard is legendary amongst Apple fans — it’s light, stylish and even provides a decent typing experience, courtesy of some MacBook-style scissor switches. Today, I’m looking at a prospective replacement for the Magic Keyboard, a new mechanical keyboard from the experts at Drevo called the Joyeuse.
This keyboard uses Cherry ML-style low profile mechanical switches, allowing it to maintain incredibly thin dimensions while still including plenty of tactile feedback and a bunch of LEDs too. Let’s put it to the test, and find out if it’s time to retire the Magic Keyboard!Design
The Magic Keyboard vibes start immediately [...]
Today, we have a special treat: a limited edition commemorative keyboard made by Kailh to showcase their new Box White switches. These clicky switches are sealed to prevent water and dust ingress, but they also offer an interesting shorter travel and lighter weight than standard Cherry MX Blue switches. That should make them good for both typing and gaming.
Combined with PBT keycaps, a full-size layout and RGB side lighting, and this special keyboard could be more than a showcase — it could be a legitimately good choice at $79. Let’s put it to the test and see how it performs.Design
The Kailh Box Switch commemorative keyboard is certainly eye-catching, with [...]
I’m writing these words from my bed, as my wife looks on disapprovingly at the noisy interruption of our customary pre-sleep reading hour. I’m using the Obins Anne Pro, a wonderful little keyboard. It’s mechanical, it has a compact 60% size layout, and it connects just as happily to a phone or tablet via Bluetooth as it does to a PC with a USB cable. And of course, as this is 2017, it also can light up in all of the colours of the rainbow with programmable per-key RGB backlighting. Let’s take a closer look in our full review.Design & Features
The Anne Pro is a gorgeous and well-formed keyboard, crafted with evident care by its designers. [...]
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 [...]