How good is the keyboard, anyone own one?
Should get piping hot pretty soon. Sweet combo.
How good is the keyboard, anyone own one?
Should get piping hot pretty soon. Sweet combo.
Thanks. It's way too big :/
Says it under product information 47.8 x 21.6 x 3.4 cm
Why can't they state basics e.g dimensions. Moan moan.
Gah. Sorely tempted. Currently using a Corsair Strafe - perfect except for being wired. Desperate to have as clear a desk as possible and so wireless has massive appeal.
Seen a few reviews. Apparently it's better than the cherry MX switches.
Browns ;) Perfect balance of speed and tactile feedback ....
I understand the spec, I was more just griping because I like switches with some tactile feedback that are clacky enough to wake the neighbours
Cherry Red switches have the lowest actuation time and resistance out of all the standard Cherry switches, so they have the quickest response time when pressed which is why nearly all "gaming" keyboards have Reds. However it makes them less suitable for typing because they have almost no feedback.
Why are all the gaming keyboard deals always for MX Red switches! Nice deal anyway (y)
I have this board, got it cheap during Maplins closing sale. What I like: • USB on the back for charging • Buttons come off easy, helps with cleaning & replacing keys • Braided cable that unplugs, great for when you need to clean your desk. • Cherry keys great for FPS gaming. • Pre-Programmed lighting effects (no software to change this) • Aluminium body that's cold, looks great and feels sturdy • Deactivate windows key when gaming
It's built well. Has since been rebranded when Func was bought by Fnatic. I have the Fnatic Gear Rush which is the same keyboard. Has Cherry MX Red Silent switches on my version and a proper stabiliser bar on each of the longer keys, not double guide stems which are more wobbly (a la the Corsair Strafe RGB I bought). I returned the Corsair as the Fnatic went down in price from £80 to £67, so at this price it's a steal! I couldn't get it because it's not the Cherry MX Silents, but otherwise, yes. Go for it. Works in WIndows 10.
I bought one of these with Cherry Blues in it back in 2015, great keyboard definitely worth it at this price!
One of the best made keyboards I've ever owned. I bought mine year before my mates bought Corsair K70 's and these are nearly dead. Lights have gone on theirs but mine is golden and I play twice too three times more then them. I was hoping it would die so I could get an RGB keyboard, but no it just keeps going.
It's probably about 5 years old - still a great keyboard nonetheless. Cherry switches and decent build quality + wrist rest. Not bad at £40, though was cheaper in previous years.
I have a finatic g1 rush and its based off this design had for 2 years great keyboard just dont spill garlic sauce or u will lose a key input lol
If anyone missed this that wants one they have one used - very good for £49.65 i just picked up the last used - like new (popcorn) hope this helps someone :D
Only US format is missing a key (it's so annoyed, borderline arrogant!). EU format has the right number of keys so touch-type or swap them round, I have a laptop with a German keyboard and it's mildly annoying but doesn't really bother me, not as much as half-height enter keys anyway.
Scan sell a set: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-gaming-pbt-double-shot-keycaps-full-104-105-keyset-black-backlight-compatible-for-most-cherr
Very Tempted because of the saving. It doesn’t look too different from the pictures if the y and z are swapped but those character changes will annoy me. Does anyone know where you can buy a conversion kit with the correct keys?
Picked on up on Friday (31st Aug 2018) From PC World and they applied a discount of 20%. Ive been waiting for a good deal on a mechanical RGB fully customization keyboard for a while and am blown away by this keyboard. Heavy Mechanical Cherry Red Clone MANUAL MODE = Any key can be any colour (8 to choose from) Brightness (6 levels incl off) Many different animations effects and speed controls. Cheap. Well manufactured. Can swap key caps Volume control via F9 F10 F11. Seriously, these are the droids you're looking for. this is the keyboard you are looking for.
My WASD keys no longer light up, anyone know how to factory reset it? I can't remember how I disabled them!
received mine today, so this is only first impressions but it seems well worth the £40 seems to be great quality, would benefit from software for the lights but otherwise i have no complaints edit : ok maybe 1 other complain, theres no key cap puller provided
what do you mean about the WASD keys?
Have used this for the past 2 days working from home and playing Prey. So far love it and have had no issues. Like it so much looking to buy replacement keycaps for the WASD as I find that's all it lacks for me
My rival 300 lasted 6 months
Had the rival 300 for 2/3 years and only just started to show wear on the rubber sides. Albeit purchased the 310 when it first came out and sides fell off, they replaced it immediately and not had any issues with this replacement. I can only say from my side that if the 310 lasts 2/3 years longevity won't be a problem but their customer service was excellent.
Decent deal but having owned 2 steelseries mice which broke in six months of moderate use or less; I can not recommend them. While they work they are great but the don't work very long, steelseries products are not built to last and from what I have read and seen I am not the only one have problems with longevity.
Might be cold because very briefly the keyboard was £89.99 and the going price for the mouse is £30ish. Although this is currently the cheapest deal for the keyboard even without the mouse. The keyboard is very nice but beware that while the keys have lots of travel they register strokes with almost no force, I keep registering ; by just having my fingers on the home keys. The mouse is okay, but I wish I'd paid the extra for the Rival 600.
Im wondering why this deal is going to be cold? I know that keyboard on its own is overpriced but its bundle for price of keyboard only.
Good keyboard good price but shame its ebuyer. Hot from me
Thanks - that's a shame as it otherwise looks ideal.
I have one of these. It's hardwired.
not mechanical yucky membrane (horror)
Really smart and functional-looking bit of kit, does anyone know if this has a hardwired cable or a removable USB one? The latter option makes cable management that little bit easier, necessary consideration for me as I re-arrange my desk space depending on if I'm drawing using my Wacom tablet or not. HATE having wires snaking across my desk.
This only matters if youre gaming and need macros. If you dont need to use macros then dont bother installing or using the software. It should function perfectly fine without macros and the software. Bottom line is, its still a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Browns which are great. I can live without the software and macros if the typing experience is great.
can't recommened it due to software is the most complicated i have ever seen you can add a profile or a catagory of game to add macro in, however you cannot delete it and there is no way to set toggle on macro or on a button, you sacrifice capslock key for easyshift key and only place easyshift key can be re-maped to is 1 of the 5M-keys (macro key) either way u loose a button plus easyshift can't be recorded on the fly it has to be set in software before only macros can be set on the fly is the provided 5 M-keys and yes it is using old cherry mx keys not the newer ones.
Question for the experienced I guess - I've got the wireless logitech keyboard and mouse with Unity on it, started to game on the PC, i very occasionally get sticky/slow keys and thinking of getting a mechanical keyboard.. However, is it really going to change my life in experience? I don't have a gaming mouse anymore and imo even gaming mice vs high quality logitech ones aren't too far off?
I really dont know and I cant explain it either as I had a Corsair K95 that I had for a year before it was sold on and that was something like 4 or 5 years ago?? I cant remember exactly but the LEDs in that are going strong. Maybe the manufacturer of the switches were just cutting corners with later batches??? So many LED keyboards were being returned Im sure it was not just an isolated incident. Like i said, I bought a DuckyShine III for £130-140 at the time thinking the LEDs would last forever because DuckyShine are well known for the build quality of their keyboards but nope... LEDs still started dying. Dealing with Corsair Customer Support became one of my pet peeves as their K95 i had before didnt have the same issues with LEDs in the keyboards that came after that. Maybe it was a Cherry MX Browns issue?? WHo knows.
I've had my "old LED" backlit mechanical for 3 years and it still lights up fine. It is only one colour though and uses Cherry MX Reds, maybe it's luck of the draw, the keycaps aren't exposed either, they all snugly fit together.
On a different note, can recommend MX Silent micro-switches. I have recently switched from K95 MX Red to Straffe MX Silent. Night and day difference - and that was taking into account that I had O rings on the K95. For me, the Silent micro-switches are much better.
For an entertaining read, check the first review posted on the JL website for this keyboard: "Before I had keyboards Razer and Steelseries. With Razer keyboards, I didn't have problems at all with Software and Hardware. They are making a good quality product for the price. But sometimes I like to try something new just to see how price reflects quality. So I bought this keyboards. After two weeks 10 keyboard buttons stopped to work. It doesn't react to any action. You can see lights but it doesn't react. So I contacted to Corsair for return policy. Corsair selling faulty keyboards and on off that they high requirements how to deliver to them for replacement. When you pay £170 for the premium product they treating with you like idiots. They expect that you will make mistake and your warranty won't be valid anymore. When I ask them where I should buy all packing stuff to meet Corsair requirements and still waiting for an answer until now. So this is was the problem with hardware and a support. Today I notice another problem with software. Profiles for keyboard doesn't work anymore" Looks like he was typing upon said faulty keyboard whilst writing his review? :p
The Mark II is out now so the prices of these will fall soon enough, it's just a waiting game
I have a Corsair keyboard with silent switches. They’re reasonably inaudible compared to regular switches. Great if you got a mic that picks up ambient sound easily
Good shout on the silent switches! I have this keyboard with cherry blues and its pretty damn loud :S
Those had white leds, I just want something to go along with my g502
Good point. Basic R lighting then. :D
I think the g610 and 710 was cherry from them.
Not bad price but isn't RGB (red, green, blue) backlight, only single colour of red. Also, while no dedicated macro keys does have ability to use LGS to program custom functions and macro commands on the F1-F12 buttons. :)
Just seen Roccat Ryos TKL Pro brown switch is only £39.99 on Amazon
If it allowed someone to use a proper ellipsis then I would say it was worth it.
2 hrs a day then.... worth paying 10 x the price of a cheaper keyboard......?
Probably is if you use a computer for an hour a day.
Seems overpriced for that particular function.....
Can confirm on my dispatch notice the mouse pad is a freebie! =)
thats not bad but its not RGB which is the multi colour version i like but i think il either stick with the cheap keyboard i bought in maplins when closing down or pick one of the corsairs when they get to my biting point though ive noticed there is several different versions like the cherry or the brown bit but cant tell the differences
How about this one
im not a touch typist but i just fancy a decent RGB keyboard that will last me a long time to match my new logitech mouse
I bought a k60 from them many years ago, I passed it down to my cousin and it still works great, my cousin the got a k70 lux but scan replaced it quickly
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My roccat mechanical just broke within 1year of purchase. They aren't interested. "Nothing we can do". Will never buy from again.
I picked up this keyboard a little while ago in one of Amazon's sales, it's pretty nice and types well but the LEDs WILL fail. I've had mine a year and about half of them are still working :(
I use this keyboard, it's actually really good and worth the price. heat added.
Heat Added. Paid around this for a MK Pro for a relative ages ago. Hasn't got a USB passthrough according to PCGamer and Trustedreviews.
If you filter the reviews for this specific item, then the reviews; 19 in total, are mainly 4 or 5 stars.
It's something new that razer and cooler master developed.
It doesn't. This is a terrible deal. Overpriced for what it is. Cold.
Not trying to be awkward but how can you have a mechanical AND membrane keyboard? It either has mechanical switches or it doesn't.
not really, just keep an eye out and get a deal. i bought a CMStorm one, but i would get pretty much any cheap cherry switch keyboard if i wanted to. i've seen a lot of keyboard sales on HUKD and been tempted many times just to get another different set of cherry switches. just read a review and buy whatever sounds good to you. a £40/£50 keyboard will do fine, after that you are just paying for luxuries like individual backlit keys or niche design features.
Thank you for the info. Any company you think I should look out for, I did get the tesco offer a while ago when it went down to £50 but that was cherry red. Thanks
get cherry brown switches, they are more tactile, but close to the accentuation speed of cherry red key presses. best of both worlds.
Link not working I assume now Oos?
I have the S version and love it. It doesn't feel as premium as a K65/70, but it's solid. I'd pick it over the K65 every time.
Insanely hot. Fantastic keyboard for the price of a K70.
Came to post this! Thanks for sharing Myo_UK!
£100 on Scan, if you don't mind it being factory refurbed
Thank you :)
According to their website the actuation distance is 1.2mm
yeah same as above manged to get 1 in game lasy year bargain for the price
Yes, I bought a Spark a while back from Game for that sort of price. Prefer the keys and palm rest of the Spectrum but already have a spare of each anyway. Paid £84 2 & 1/2 years ago for a Spark from Amazon.
I never managed to get any of those deals, order cancelled. Probably because some people must have 4 hands.
sorry, just checked. 16 June and it was £39.99
Caps lock is cruise-control for awesome!!! (lol) (lol) I’ll only be using it for gaming so I can handle the capslock think
its not a bad keyboard.. i have one myself.. its just the caps lock doesnt toggle on.. you have to press the t1 button at the same time as the caps lock to make it stay on.. which is annoying. also i end up accidentally pressing the m1-m5 keys on the left handside sometimes
Actually just checked again, Overclockers have it for £69.95
I think Tescos have given up on gaming gear as quickly as they started with it. There's been various stuff in Tesco Osterley like this recently - just one-of's - so well worth going into your local to see what's available.
Good price. I picked one up from Maplin before they shut. Very happy with it :)
ohh boy this is the one i want
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