Conclusion and pricing
At £130, this is not a cheap keyboard. While you would expect to be paying a lot when getting a mechanical, this is certainly up there with some of the most expensive. It’s worth it, but you might need to give it a try before you’ll believe me.
While ultimately my personal preference still lies with something like the Zowie celeritas thanks to its usage of MX brown switches, the QPad-MK85 is certainly up there as one of the best gaming/typing keyboards out there. The inclusion of remappable keys with a relatively simple – if somewhat dated looking – software means that the target audience for this board can expand beyond that of the traditional FPS and RTS gamers, which is never a bad thing.
If you’re in the market for a new keyboard, I’d highly recommend giving this Qpad board a look as it’d make a great addition to a gamer’s arsenal. Just expect to have to dig a little deeper in your pocket to afford it as the price tag makes this one a bit niche.
Wonderful to game on, responsive and problem free
Low actuation force means hands don’t get tired easily
Remappable keys are a nice addition to a mechanical keyboard
Looks good, backlighting if wanted
Wrist rest is a bit small for my taste
Price is up there with the most expensive