Tag Archive: Mechanical Keyboard

Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard Review

Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard Review We have reviewed quite a bit of Corsair gaming keyboards in the past and we can say that while they are a bit more expensive, the quality is top-notch and the experience is quite unique. With the Strafe, Corsair wants to introduce its premium products to more budget-conscious people, by …

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SPEEDLINK ULTOR and VELATOR Mechanical Keyboards Introduced

SPEEDLINK ULTOR and VELATOR Mechanical Keyboards Introduced

SPEEDLINK ULTOR and VELATOR Mechanical Keyboards Introduced Jöllenbeck GmbH continues to expand its current PC gaming range with its own brand SPEEDLINK. At today’s gamescom day, the company is presenting two mechanical keyboards for the first time. The full-size VELATOR keyboard (RRP € 69.99) not only has a driver, but also ten macro-enabled keys and other …

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Azio MKG1 Mechanical Keyboard Review

Azio MKG1 Mechanical Keyboard Review Having used Azio’s MKG1 Mechanical Keyboard, I must say I really like it. The keyboard has its ups and downs, but I am actually quite hooked on it. I plugged in my old keyboard and did some comparing between the two just for grins, and it’s night and day. One …

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Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum Keyboard Review

Many enthusiasts probably haven’t heard of Tesoro Technology, which is perhaps understandable, since the company is so secretive their web page doesn’t even have an “About Us” section. Apparently based in Milpitas, California, Tesoro started out making mechanical keyboards a few years ago and has since branched out into mice and headsets, all aimed at gamers. Benchmark Reviews has just received their latest product, the RGB-illuminated and programmable Excalibur Spectrum mechanical gaming keyboard, so let’s take a look at it!

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Azio MGK1 Mechanical Keyboard Review

Over the last 15 years Azio has made quality peripherals focusing on the aspects of convenience, entertainment, and accessibility. One of their latest foray in the market is the Azio MGK1 mechanical keyboard, featuring an alternative Kailh Switch set contrasted to the more commonly known Cherry MX switches. What really sets this keyboard apart from the rest is its rock-solid durability, the exquisite gun-metal finish, and a streamlined approach to functionality. Before the detailed breakdown of this “Elegantly Fierce” beauty of a keyboard, check out the rather unique feature set.

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Thermaltake POSEIDON Z FORGED Keyboard Review

The Thermaltake Poseidon Z Forged is the newest edition to the Poseidon Z family. It comes in with a lot of new features that can be appealing to most gamers. This is the first mechanical keyboard in the Poseidon series to offer programmable macro buttons. In addition to that, Thermaltake is confident that the Poseidon Z Forged will become a long lasting keyboard, so they are offering the same five year warranty as they did with their previous Poseidon mechanical keyboards.

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Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard Announced

Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard Announced

Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard Announced Game in Your Own Spectrum of Colors Tesoro Technology USA Inc., announces the Excalibur Spectrum mechanical keyboard, featuring individual key-specific customizability in 16.8 million colors. Full Spectrum, Full Customization The Excalibur Spectrum allows gamers to individually customize virtually any color, to any key. With 8 different LED effects, such …

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Tesoro RGB Mechanical Keyboards Debut at PAX South

Tesoro RGB Mechanical Keyboards Debut at PAX South

Tesoro RGB Mechanical Keyboards Debut at PAX South Check Out the Spectrum Series Mechanical Keyboards at Booth #1361 Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces attendees of PAX South 2015, January 23 – 25, will be able to check out their yet to be released RGB mechanical keyboard series at Booth …

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Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard Review

Here at Benchmark Reviews we have seen a lot of Cougar products come through as of late. Today we are proud to review something a little different, the Cougar 600K mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry MX Blue switches. There are quite a few things that make this keyboard unique and set it apart from it’s previous flagship keyboard, the Cougar 700K. The feature set alone from the 600K create a special synergy for typing purists that not only puts it in a class of its own, but definitely needs further examination.

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Cougar 700K Mechanical Keyboard Review

Cougar has raised the standards for computer peripherals with one of the most current offerings, the Cougar 700K mechanical keyboard. This is a top-tier Cherry MX Mechanical keyboard with not only full backlighting capability, but a slew of options specifically aimed toward gamers. In this article Benchmark Reviews investigates and unveils the features included with the Cougar 700K mechanical gaming keyboard.

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AORUS Thunder K7 Gaming Keyboard Review

Ever heard of the brand AORUS? I hadn’t until this review, but I bet you’ve heard of the parent company, Gigabyte. That’s right, AORUS is Gigabyte’s gaming brand. The company currently makes a gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, some gaming laptops, and accessories such as the B7 gaming backpack. But don’t let the relatively new company name “AORUS” fool you, these products carry the Gigabyte quality we’ve all come to know and appreciate. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Gigabyte AORUS Thunder K7 cherry mechanical keyboard with detachable macro pad.

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Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Keyboard Review

Premium mechanical keyboards have surged in popularity in the last few years as gamers and even casual users rediscover the joys of using a keyboard with the precision and feel afforded by mechanical key switches. The Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL uses a new type of mechanical switch based on capacitance detection rather than metal contacts. Benchmark Reviews checks out this minimalist typing machine to see how it compares to other mechanical keyboards.

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Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard Debuts

Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard Debuts

Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard Debuts Logitech G910 Orion Spark Features Exclusive New Romer-G Mechanical Switches, Intelligent RGB Illumination and Arx Control Integration Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today announced the Logitech® G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard. The keyboard features Logitech’s exclusive new Romer-G™ mechanical switches, offering …

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Tesoro Lobera Supreme Mechanical Keyboard Review

Tesoro Lobera Supreme Mechanical Keyboard Review The Tesoro Lobera Supreme mechanical keyboard features a customizable RGB backlighting and five custom profiles. The Tesoro Lobera Supreme comes with switches from Kailh that are rated for 50 million key actuations. Along with the option for blue, brown, red, or even black switches, there are plenty of choices …

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GAMDIAS HERMES Essential GKB2000 Mechanical Keyboard Review

Gamdias Technology Co., Ltd. is a Taiwan based company that was recently formed in 2012. As a result, their offerings are quite small, with four keyboards, a few mice, a couple of gaming headsets and some accessories such as gaming gloves. The Gamdias HERMES is their premier gaming keyboard series, with Cherry MX switches, 512KB of memory, 32-bit ARM processor, 13 customizable macro keys, and USB / audio ports. With many already existing gaming keyboards such as the Logitech G510 and Corsair Vengeance, can the HERMES Essential make inroads in an already congested market? In this Benchmark Reviews article, I’ll discuss the design and features of the HERMES GKB2000 as well as Gamdias’s peripheral software, the Gamdias HERA.

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Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xBBR Mechanical Keyboard Review

Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xBBR Mechanical Keyboard Review These days, Rosewill is establishing a presence in the realm of premium mechanical keyboards. The company may not have the cachet of, say, Corsair or Razer, but some of its new high-end keyboards are priced right alongside offerings from those companies. Today, we’re going to look at the Apollo …

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Thermaltake POSEIDON Mechanical Keyboard Review

Thermaltake has made some very high quality products in the past and continues to do so even today with their new Poseidon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This mechanical gaming keyboard is available in Cherry MX Blue and Brown switches. Unlike many other expensive LED mechanical keyboards, the Poseidon comes in at a very aggressive price and offers a few similar features and specifications that are only included in the more expensive alternatives. In this review, we will be looking specifically at the Thermaltake Poseidon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches.

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Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard Announced

Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard Announced

Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard Announced Fully Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with ActivLite Technology Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components, mobile accessories, and gaming peripherals, today announced the much requested QuickFire Rapid-i, a fully featured and backlit mechanical keyboard. QuickFire Rapid-i builds upon its predecessor’s legacy with full keyboard …

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Cooler Master QuickFire Stealth Mechanical Keyboard Review

Cooler Master QuickFire Stealth Mechanical Keyboard Review Most mechanical keyboards are slight variations on the same theme. The majority of them mirror the standard, 104-key U.S. layout that’s been around since the early days of Windows. There’s a numpad on the right and lettering on the tops of the keys. That’s great, but it’s also …

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Ducky Shine 3 Mechanical Keyboard Review

The Ducky Shine Series, arguably one of the best mechanical keyboards on the market, has released the Ducky Shine 3 DK9008S3. Often referred to as the YOTS or “Year of the Snake”, the 2013 Shine 3 is the offshoot descendant of the 2012 Year of the Dragon Shine 2 DK9087 (a tenkeyless version in the shine series). This model, like it’s predecessor, comes with a wide array of switch options including Cherry MX Black, Blue, Brown, and Red, and a wide array of LED color options including: Blue, Red, Green, White, Magenta, and Orange. With so many options, there is really no reason not to find the perfect fit for you in the Ducky Shine 3 DK9008S3-CUSALAAG1.

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ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow Mechanical Keyboard Review

ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow Mechanical Keyboard Review Today we are looking at the ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow, an illuminated mechanical gaming keyboard featuring Cherry MX Black switches. Based in Germany, ROCCAT focuses on producing gaming peripherals that emphasize style as well as performance though its track record varies depending on the type of product in …

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CM Storm MECH Mechanical Keyboard Review

If you haven’t heard, yet, mechanical keyboards are making a comeback in a big way. Nearly every peripheral manufacturer out there has line of them. But why are we going back to mechanical keyboards, which were popular in the early days of computing and then fell out of style? Should you consider investing a mechanical keyboard? They are typically more expensive than what we might consider a normal, or common keyboard. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at one of Cooler Master’s CHERRY MX Brown Switch mechanical keyboards, the CM Storm MECH.

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Ozone Strike Pro Mechanical Keyboard Introduced

Ozone Strike Pro Mechanical Keyboard Introduced

Ozone Strike Pro Mechanical Keyboard Introduced The ultimate mechanical gaming keyboard. Strike Pro leads the evolution of gaming at its best. From the matchless tactile feel of its keys, to the stunning LED backlights, everything in Strike Pro is aimed towards gaming. Available on December 2013. Msrp: 89,99€. Sensitivity is not incompatible with precision. Control …

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Gamdias Hermes Mechanical Keyboard Review

Gamdias Hermes Mechanical Keyboard Review After testing the Zeus Esports Edition, we’ll tackle today’s test of Hermes, the mechanical keyboard that accompanied it. Indeed, Gamdias launching a range of devices ranging from keyboard to mouse, through the headset. As we said about Gamdias with Zeus, the manufacturer has chosen the path of different aesthetic or …

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CM Storm Quickfire Stealth Mechanical Keyboard Review

CM Storm Quickfire Stealth Mechanical Keyboard Review For the most part we interact with our PCs through the keyboard. Since the dawn of the PC era, the keyboard has been one of the peripherals that has been with us the longest. Back in the day, keyboards had mechanical switches versus keyboards today have a squishy …

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