I'm going to start off by saying that I'm not using this keyboard for gaming, but rather for office work. I'm a developer, so I tend to rely a lot on my keyboard, and since I had never used a mechanical keyboard before, I wanted to give it a try without breaking the budget... that being said, the verdict.
* Build quality :: 5/5
The keyboard seems to be pretty well made. It's quite heavy, which makes it feel pretty sturdy and it helps to keep it in place during use. The keyboard cover (basically what we see of it) is made of metal, which increases my confidence in terms of durability.
Build quality on the switches and keycaps is another story, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now and not deduct any points due to that.
* Switches :: 4/5
Coming from a non-mechanical keyboard user, I really like the feel of the mechanical switches. It's hard to explain why they are different from normal keyboards, but for some reason it makes typing feel easier.
The switches themselves are clicky, so there's actually two sounds when you hit a key: the click once you reach the action point of the switch, and when the keycap/switch reaches its lowest point. Personally I'm not a fan of the clicky sounds and I could do without them... but for the price, I'm not sure I had a lot of options, so I can live with it.
Note that the keyboard is on the loud side, there's no doubt people will notice you're typing, even if they're 10-15 ft away from you.
* Lighting :: 4/5
Lighting is all right. I rate it high because it has some level of customization on the keyboard itself, without having to install additional software. However, I don't think it has the capability of assigning light/effects on a key-by-key basis. This is definitely not a deal-breaker for me, since I'm looking for some discrete lighting (if any), and there's an option for that (slowly alternating colors).
All in all, I rate the keyboard 4/5 only because of the clicky sounds that I need to give my ears some time to adapt. Coming from a normal keyboard and moving to this is already a step in the right direction... at least in my mind.
I would probably recommend this to anyone interested in trying out a first mechanical keyboard. For more advanced lighting effects and customization, you might want to look elsewhere.
|製品サイズ||42 x 11 x 3.5 cm; 1.08 Kg|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||いいえ|
|商品の寸法 幅 × 高さ||42 x 11 x 3.5 cm|