Project Name: The Command Center About this mod / project: This week for Case Mod Friday we have a full setup rather than just a case mod. Typically we don't feature setups, but this one was
While it’s certainly true that there are those that could care less what input devices they use with their computer they must be the minority with all the options we have available to us. Your input device, your mouse and keyboard, are like your virtual hands that allow you to manipulate the pixels displayed before you and bend them to your will. For this reason the look, feel, and feedback of these devices is very important to us. When it comes to keyboards specifically, each of us has a different physiology and needs. However there are certainly a couple of features that set one keyboard apart from another regardless of personal opinion. It’s no secret that the mechanical keyboard is often the most sought after type of deck thanks to it’s snappy response and luscious actuation. Today we’ll be taking a look at one specific mechanical keyboard, the AZIO MGK 1 RGB. This fully backlit board has RGB LED lighting and of course, those awesome mechanical switches. Follow along as we go through the board and evaluate its potential strengths and weakness’.
SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, announces the availability of the SteelSeries Apex M500, a tournament-ready mechanical keyboard outfitted with Cherry MX Red gaming switches and SteelSeries Engine customization software. Available for $99.99 / €119.99, the ultra-durable Apex M500 also features a traditional key layout for universality, Anti-Ghosting technology and blue LED backlighting.
We’ve seen gaming keyboard’s evolve over the past 5 years. First it was mechanical key switches, then backlighting, and now we are seeing RGB backlighting. While having lights and everything are cool and all if the keyboard itself is made poorly and does not perform well no one is going to be buying your keyboard anyways. That brings us to the CM Storm QuickFire XT, which has actually been on the market since 2013. Three years later the keyboard is still being sold and retains its retail value being sold for $92.17 at our favorite online retailer. The QuickFire XT is a full 104-key mechanical gaming keyboard, and that is it. No flashy lights, no crazy software, just a pure keyboard. Our version of the keyboard (SGK-4030-GKCL1) comes with Cherry MX Blue mechanical key switches, but Cooler Master offers the keyboard in all Cherry MX flavors. Let’s take a look and see why the QuickFire XT is still a top seller after 3 years.
Cougar has really impressed us with their line of gaming peripherals. We’ve already taken a look at the high-end 700K, 600K, and 500K gaming keyboard from Cougar. I actually still use the 600K as my main keyboard on my desktop. Today we will be taking a look at a very budget friendly ($59) keyboard in Cougar’s 450K. This gaming keyboard features Cougar’s own hybrid mechanical switches, which are designed to give you the same tactile feedback as mechanical switches, but with enhanced durability. The keyboard also features 3-color backlighting, 10 programmable keys, a splash-proof design and much more! Is this the gaming gaming keyboard you are looking for? Read on as we find out!
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Horus GK2000 mechanical gaming keyboard. It has a built-in 32-bit micro-programmed control unit (MCU) and 4 MB of onboard memory, plus an intuitive ROG user interface that allows users to customize macro and function keys for complex multi-key commands with just a single keystroke.
The new ROCCAT Ryos MK FX represents the chance to opt for both style and performance when you search for the perfect weapon for your gaming arsenal. Purpose built for hardcore gamers, the Ryos MK FX is the most advanced mechanical gaming keyboard on the market. Using all of ROCCAT’s industry expertise and gaming experience, the Ryos MK FX boasts an amazing feature set, headed up by its impressive 16.8 million color per-key RGB illumination.
Gaming is not limited to just PCs and Consoles, there are many mobile gamers out there. I know some people that their main gaming device is a tablet. With that being all touchscreen can be a little difficult for some games, especially shooters. Having a gaming keyboard for mobile devices like this allows gamers to play their best. Not to mention having a keyboard for mobile devices, tablets, and even Android consoles makes you much more productive. It is much easier to chat or write an e-mail using a real keyboard and not an on-screen one. Mad Catz has come up with the S.T.R.I.K.E. M which is a small compact wireless keyboard that has many gaming features as well as multimedia and productivity features anyone would appreciate. Let’s see what this keyboard can do!
While the first round of Viper gaming accessories was successfully launched Patriot has been hard at work creating their next expanded and more developed line of products. While none of these products are finished or ready for production it is cool to see where they are headed and get an idea of what is coming.
Cooler Master seemed a little behind the times in terms of their gaming keyboards. One of the most frequent questions Cooler Master was asked about their gaming keyboards is when they were going to get RGB lighting, well now they have it. At CES 2016 we got a chance to take a look at three new Cooler Master cases which included the Devastator II, MasterKeys Pro S and MasterKeys Pro L.
COUGAR is proud to announce the arrival of COUGAR Attack X3. This new keyboard caters to those purist gamers who crave for a high quality mechanical gaming keyboard that simply provides three things: quality, useful functions and an elegant and durable design. Attack X3 fulfills these requirements with a combination of Cherry MX switches, gaming features and an impressive aluminum based design.