What’s in the box & First Impression
A million dollars!!! Kidding, there’s just a keyboard, but you could use the keyboard to make yourself a million dollars! Oh yeah, there’s also a user’s manual.
Construction of the keyboard feels solid, it’s a pretty heavy device weighing in at an estimated 5 – 7lbs (official weight isn’t provided). A quick press of random keys yields the definitive brown switch sound. If you are unfamiliar with brown switches, there is a bit of a click, not as loud as blue, and not as quiet as red. It’s pretty much right in the middle.
Both USB 2.0 ports are located on the top right side of the keyboard which makes it convenient to quickly pop in a memory stick or USB headset. There’s also some media keys which share space with the function keys:
F1 — Home
F2 — Mail
F3 — Skip backward
F4 — Skip forward
F5 — Play/pause
F6 — Volume up
F7 — Volume down
F8 — Mute
F9 — Mode (changes illumination mode)
F10 – Illumination on/off
F11 – Illumination brightness one step down
F12 – Illumination brightness one step up