i-rocks K10 Gaming Keyboard - £26.95 delivered @ SCAN
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i-rocks K10 Gaming Keyboard - £26.95 delivered @ SCAN

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Found 16th Jun 2014
Saw a review at eTeknix today and this keyboard did rather well winning Editors Choice - eteknix.com/iro…ew/

It's not 100% mechanical from Cherry, but it's their own type of mechanical keys and performs very much like a proper mechanical Cherry MX switch keyboard according to the review above.

For £20 + p&p, looks like an awesome deal.

You can get from Amazon but no stock for 1 month apparently - amazon.co.uk/i-R…k10

Very tempted.

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£22 on Amazon if you don't mind waiting: amazon.co.uk/i-R…RF8

Also, you can save 56p if you buy from Scan's eBay store: ebay.co.uk/itm…275
Edited by: "Darwa" 16th Jun 2014

It's good to see some of the nicer rubber dome switches being resurrected, for a while there I thought Topre were going to be the only holdout. It's a bit unfair to advertise it as MX-like, but I suppose we've had rubbish keyboards for so long that's the only quality switch a lot of people are used to.

I'm guessing this is something along the lines of what was used in the Gateway Anykey. They don't actually photograph or describe the mechanism but it's certainly MX keycap compatible and has plunger system in common (although the Gateway ones were round rather than the bowed square shape this one has). I believe the gateway system got sold to Lite-on, does anyone know if i-rocks have any connection with them (although I'd imagine the patents have all expired by now)?

I wonder how this compares to Cherry's Cymotion Expert at a similar price?

Free delivery to an Argos store if you order through ebay

ebay.co.uk/itm…e5f

as far as I can see this isn't mechanical it's just rubber domes with the cherry mx plastic bit on top am I missing something? the I rock website doesn't even mention mechanical key switches

Interesting keyboard. "Cherry's Cymotion Expert " also interesting.

Nice font, Klingonesque.
Edited by: "wide" 16th Jun 2014

Seems a decent deal, but it does state "Mechanical Action" rather than "Mechanical"

The official site states that this uses "Membrane key-switches with plunged key structure"

It does look like a decent board though. Just change the title as it is misleading.

anyone know why argos are allowing scan to use there stores?

It's not Argos allowing Scan it's a deal between eBay & Argos

Its part of Argos' plan to open up their stores to providing more services, like picking up parcels. The service is being trialled with a few ebay stores, and may be expanded in the future.

It's not mechanical. They're not mechanical switches. They're rubber domes with an MX-compatible cross stem.

please excuse my ignorance but what's so good about a mechanical keyboard

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youknowwho

please excuse my ignorance but what's so good about a mechanical keyboard



it makes clicky sounds.

youknowwho

please excuse my ignorance but what's so good about a mechanical keyboard



Clickity Click

ewwaxo

it makes clicky sounds.



They have tactile feedback which makes typing a much nicer experience. They are also often better built and will last longer and there are lots of different switches for each particular user (gamer, typist etc)

Oh also the clickety click

Any reasonably priced backlit mechanical ones ?
Edited by: "dontasciime" 16th Jun 2014

dontasciime

Any reasonably priced backlit mechanical ones ?


+1 for me too, apologies for the threadjacking but I'm in the market for a backlit mechanical, and could use some recommendations, if anybody would care to oblige?

Not sure whether to go for something like this or save up an extra £40 odd for a proper mechanical one...

dontasciime

Any reasonably priced backlit mechanical ones ?



I'd also be interested. Not sure there *are* any 'reasonably priced' ones though tbh...

Free delivery for me so £21.47 for me, hot, though not mechanical

Banned

do you know how many of these so called gamimg boards i have went through? how much i have spent? apart from reprogramming keys they are all shat....even both my rat s have died...i keep going back to my old k/board an mouse while i wait for replacement shat...no more...im done throwing good money after bad...just my rant, but true...

garykennedy1

do you know how many of these so called gamimg boards i have went … do you know how many of these so called gamimg boards i have went through? how much i have spent? apart from reprogramming keys they are all shat....even both my rat s have died...i keep going back to my old k/board an mouse while i wait for replacement shat...no more...im done throwing good money after bad...just my rant, but true...


Yep same here..
I have had em all over the last 25 years including the original Cherry which I still have!

crazylegs

Yep same here..I have had em all over the last 25 years including the … Yep same here..I have had em all over the last 25 years including the original Cherry which I still have!



Spend the money on a decent Cherry board instead maybe? :-) G80-3000 or G80-3850 anyone? Mechanical, robust and simple, yet reasonably priced......just a thought.....

ebuyer.com/506…wcB

ebuyer.com/495…wcB

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/…dll?ViewItem&item=261466470858&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT



Cold. It has an "i" in front of it (_;)

AWESOME HEAT ADDED!!! Now I can give it the extra punch when I'm writing my seminar work in Word!!!

Nobull

Not sure whether to go for something like this or save up an extra £40 … Not sure whether to go for something like this or save up an extra £40 odd for a proper mechanical one...



'Mechanical' was only ever shorthand for 'the group of keyswitches that haven't sacrificed typing feel for cost saving'. It's not a rigorous definition, nor even one that makes much intrinsic sense.

It's definitely not something to get hung up on or snobbish about, I'd personally ignore it entirely and go for whatever keyboard meets your requirements and preferences.

garykennedy1

do you know how many of these so called gamimg boards i have went … do you know how many of these so called gamimg boards i have went through? how much i have spent? apart from reprogramming keys they are all shat....even both my rat s have died...i keep going back to my old k/board an mouse while i wait for replacement shat...no more...im done throwing good money after bad...just my rant, but true...



Yeah, I had the same experience with 'gaming' headsets. I think manufacturers are trying to pitch them as fashion items that last only until The Next Big Thing. I tend to stay well away from anything with the gaming label if it can and buy quality products if it can (sadly there are still a couple of things like Mice where no alternative exists).

I must say I purchased a i-rocks keyboard (half height) and can only say good things. Especially when I paid £3 for it from Boffer (should have bought 10!).

joban66

it's their own type of mechanical keys and performs very much like a … it's their own type of mechanical keys and performs very much like a proper mechanical Cherry MX switch keyboard


It's not mechanical switches at all (would guess most of the hot votes were for the title and description including 'mechanical')
Wouldn't think a rubber dome keyboard would perform anywhere near a mechanical switch keyboard

VelocityGirl

It's not mechanical. They're not mechanical switches. They're rubber … It's not mechanical. They're not mechanical switches. They're rubber domes with an MX-compatible cross stem.


Just quoting this as it seems to be the most accurate post regarding this.

Switch Type: Rubber Dome Switch


http://xsreviews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IMG_0239.png

xsreviews.co.uk/rev…/3/



Edited by: "eqlolxd" 18th Jun 2014
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