Mechanical keyboards, you know, those higher priced keyboards with awesome clicking sounds, illuminated keys, media keys, and special gaming modes that usually disable the Windows Key. Well, Rosewill has a pretty nice one named Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, aka, RK-9100BR. Awesome clicking sounds are present thanks to its Cherry MX Brown switches, LEDs provide an excellent illuminated experience, coupled with media keys, multiple modes and gold plated connectors, Rosewill’s RK-9100BR is a cohesively solid product.
SteelSeries has announced the availability of the Apex Gaming keyboard. Unlike most illuminated keyboard the Apex offers 5 different colors zones. So through the software you can select between 16.8 million colors for each of the 5 zones and there are 8 levels of illumination. This will make for a really cool looking keyboard! This is a full-sized keyboard so you have a full set of keys plus number pad.
CM Storm has announced a brand new gaming keyboard in their QuickFire XT. This gaming keyboard is the full 104 key sibling to the top rated QuickFire Rapid. The QuickFire Rapid had huge success for its solid design and quality, but many people wanted that extra number pad and now they have it with the QuickFire XT.
Last year we took a look at ROCCAT’s ISKU Illuminated gaming keyboard and we really did like it, especially for the fact that was not a mechanical keyboard, but was still very comfortable and had many features that gamers would enjoy. While the original ISKU did have blue backlit keys many gamers wanted customization over the color of the backlighting. This is where the ISKU FX comes in, it adds customizable backlighting to the ISKU keyboard enabling you to change the color to any color you would like and it also adds in some cool lighting effects. Read on as we take a look.
Many people do not have the right gaming gear when they first build or purchase their computer. A lot of the time they discover a game then get really into it. So then they will need to go out and buy that gaming mouse, keyboard and headset. GX Gaming makes a wide variety of gaming peripherals and has put three of their best products together into a single gaming kit called the Gaming KMH 100. It includes GX Gaming’s Imperator gaming keyboard, Maurus gaming mouse and Lychas gaming headset. Kits like this are great because they give you everything that you need in one simple package. I’m actually surprised more companies do not have kits like this. Read on as we take a look at all three products included in this kit.
Today Corsair is announcing their brand new K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. We are big fans of Corsair’s Vengeance line of gaming keyboards, the Vengeance K90 was our overall winner of best keyboard of 2012. The K70 is built on the same bushed aluminum chassis as the other Vengeance boards and will feature Cherry MX Red mechanical switches under each key. The K70 will also feature a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, 1000Hz reporting rate, and 20-key rollover.
Today Logitech announced the expansion of its Mac lineup with two new products: the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard for Mac, iPad and iPhone and the Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac. Each product brings new dimensions to the way you navigate and control your favorite Apple products. The Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard features Logitech Easy-Switch technology – similar to the popular Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 – so you can easily go from typing an e-mail on your Mac to taking notes on your iPad to replying to a text on your iPhone, by simply pressing a button. In addition, the Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad gives you the full set of Mac OS multi-touch gestures on a smooth glass surface.
If I could pick one brand that made the biggest splash at Think Computers this year it would hands down be the Vengeance line of products from Corsair. I started reviewing Corsair non-component products a couple years ago with their speaker line. The transition to their input devices was smooth for me because I was already reviewing so many other input devices from other manufacturers. Every Corsair product I’ve reviewed personally has left a lasting impression on me; So much so that the Corsair K90 Illuminated Gaming Keyboard is a product that I’ve been trying to get my hands on all year. On paper the K90 looks quite promising. I always make notion to other things that could be added or subtracted to various products and the K90 looks like it could be the porridge that Goldie Locks picks.
A few months back Cooler Master allowed me to review The CM Storm Quick Fire Pro (QFP). You can check out the review here. In that review I proclaimed that “Cooler Master hit the nail on the head when focusing on the important aspects of a gaming keyboard.” If you read the review you’ll know that I really liked the Quick Fire Pro and then Cooler Master up and HAD to send me the CM Storm Trigger. The CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for all intents and purposes is the “smarter hotter sister” of the Quick Fire Pro. Even though I’ve been hooked on the Roccat ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard recently why do I feel like I’m cheating? I really need to get out more…
The CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the first gaming keyboard that Bob asked me to review in what I refer to as the “dime-piece” category. For the most part, regardless of price, the recent gaming keyboards I’ve reviewed for ThinkComputers have been in the Mid-Upper price tier of gaming peripheral products. The Trigger on the other hand is in the highest price tier and is supposed to be the best of the best that Cooler Master has to offer. Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.
Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled the latest in its line of PC keyboards, the Logitech® Washable Keyboard K310. From a light dusting to a rinse in the kitchen sink, this keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry. It’s also designed for a comfortable typing experience with a familiar layout and sleek, thin profile.
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