ASUS has been expanding their STRIX gaming line from just graphics cards, now they have keyboards, mice, headsets, and even mousepads. Today we will be taking a look at the STRIX Tactic Pro, which is a very nice mechanical gaming keyboard this is being offered with Cherry MX Black, Blue, Red and Brown switches. Besides just coming with mechanical key switches the keyboard has an astounding 21 macro keys, N-Key rollover over USB, full illumination, multimedia keys, and of course software to control everything. Is this a gaming keyboard you should consider? Read on as we find out!
ASUS was showing a brand new keyboard at Computex which is part of their ROG gaming line. It is the ROG Claymore and it features Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches. Corsair’s exclusive contract to carry Cherry MX RGB key switches in their motherboards is over and it looks like other companies are adopting them.
Corsair Gaming, a division of PC gaming hardware leader Corsair, today announced the addition of the STRAFE mechanical gaming keyboard to Corsair’s award-winning line of PC gaming accessories. By bringing the unmatched lighting customization and Cherry MX switches found in Corsair’s RGB keyboards to STRAFE, Corsair has created the most advanced mono-backlit mechanical gaming keyboard available.
We have been checking out Cougar’s gaming keyboards over the past couple of months. We first took a look at the high-end 700K, then moved down to the more minimalistic 600K, and today we will be taking a look at the more entry-level 500K. This keyboard is actually quite a lot like the higher-end 700K, it has the same 6 programmable G-keys, N-key rollover, a 32-bit ARM processor and on-board memory, the FPS palm rest and more. What it does lack is the aluminum design and mechanical key switches. So if you are not a fan of mechanical key switches this could be the keyboard for you. This has to be one of the more fully-featured non-mechanical keyboards that we have seen lately. Let’s jump in and see what this keyboard can do!
When you think of a gaming keyboard do the ultra high-end expensive keyboards come to mind? Many people think that gaming keyboards are simply too expensive and not worth it. Well what if I was to tell you we are reviewing a gaming keyboard today that has a MSRP of only $29.99! Tt eSPORTS has sent us over their Challenger Prime gaming keyboard that features a membrane design, full illumination, six dedicated macro keys and much more. Let’s get to gaming on the Challenger Prime and see what it can do!
Tesoro is a new company to us here at ThinkComputers. Founded in 2011 the company primarily focuses on gaming peripherals and devices. I would say they are most known for their gaming keyboards and today we are going to be taking a look at one of their latest, the Excalibur Spectrum. The Excalibur Spectrum has a very simple keyboard design, but it jam-packed with features. First you have mechanical key switches (Kailh), you can choose between browns, reds or blues. The keyboard is also fully backlit with RGB backlighting so you can really mess around with the colors and customize it how you want. Tesoro also has some awesome lighting effects that you can use to show off the keyboard. On top of that the keyboard has full N-key rollover, built-in memory to store up to 200 macros and 2000 keystrokes in 5 gaming profiles, multimedia keys and a very solid design. Let’s jump in and see what this keyboard can do!
Back in December we took a look at Cougar’s flagship gaming keyboard the 700K, which took home our Editor’s Choice Award. We are moving down Cougar’s gaming keyboard product stack and next up is the 600K. The 600K is a small step down from the 700K, but it still features the same aluminum chassis design, mechanical key switches, repeat rate buttons, FPS palm rest and more. The only real big difference between the 600K and 700K is that the 700K has the 6 extra programmable G keys and individual key backlighting. The 600K still makes for a really great keyboard and has a complete feature set that many gamers are going to enjoy. Read on as we take a look…
ROCCAT’s RYOS gaming keyboard series is quite popular with gamers. Now made up of four different keyboards they have quite the offering. Last year we took a look at the RYOS MK Glow and now we are taking a look at the RYOS TKL Pro. The RYOS TKL is in the tenkeyless form factor that we saw on the Tt eSPORTS Poseidon ZX. That form factor is a favorite of many gamers and I actually prefer it as well. Besides this form factor the RYOS TKL Pro comes in four different Cherry MX key switch flavors, per-key illumination, a built-in wrist rest and of course ROCCAT’s legendary gaming software. Is this the gaming keyboard for you? Read on as we find out!
Something that we have seen over the past year is many eSports companies that have traditionally been using Cherry MX mechanical keys have developed their own mechanical keys. Tt eSPORTS is one such company and the keyboard we are taking a look at today features the Tt eSPORTS certified blue switches that are rated for 50 million keystrokes. Beyond that this keyboard is in the Tenkeyless form factor, is LED backlit and carries an industry leading 5-year warranty! How does it stack up to other gaming keyboards out there? Read on as we find out!
COUGAR brings to the gaming keyboard market a new and strong contender: The COUGAR 200K Gaming Keyboard. This keyboard’s three defining features are its exquisite and quiet feeling due to its scissor switch mechanism, its anti-ghosting technology that ensures accuracy when gaming and the pack of core non-intrusive functions that make the most out of the standard keyboard layout.
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