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Logitech Announces G610 Orion Brown And G610 Orion Red Mechanical Keyboards

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Logitech Announces G610 Orion Brown And G610 Orion Red Mechanical Keyboards

Today Logitech unveiled two new mechanical keyboards under their G branding, with the G610 Orion Brown and G610 Orion Red. As I’m sure many of you have already guessed, the different naming doesn’t refer to the color of the keyboards, but the Cherry MX switches inside.

Logitech, being one of the world’s largest maker of computer peripherals, already makes mechanical keyboards with their own Romer G switches, as Ian saw at his Logitech Tech Day in Switzerland, but it must be hard to compete against the weight of the Cherry MX name, so the G610 Orion features either Red or Brown versions of the Cherry MX lineup.

Logitech calls the Cherry MX the “industry standard in mechanical switches” and that would be hard to argue at this point. The switches are rated for over 50 million keystrokes, and the wide array of switch models make them a favorite of a large range of people. Logitech has chosen the Brown, which have “a tactile bump for feedback” as well as the Red, which have “a linear keypress” and since everyone seems to have their own preference when it comes to the Cherry MX switches, it’s nice to see them offering two options.

Key travel is 4 mm and actuation is 2 mm, and the switches are rated for a 45 gram actuation force. The keyboards also feature customizable backlighting, and while the light is a monochrome white, brightness levels can be adjusted on a per-key basis. The key lighting is controlled by the Logitech Gaming Software, and allows synchronization of the lighting with other Logitech G products.

Other features of the keyboards are a fingerprint-masking matte texture, which is something I’d love to see on more laptops, and Logitech has gone with a 6-foot braided USB cable which not only looks better than plastic, they generally are a bit easier to work with as well.The keyboard features dedicated media keys, as well as full customization of the keyboard using the Logitech Gaming Software, including macro support for the F1-F12 keys.

This and lighting can be controlled when you enable Game Mode. The keyboard itself is 153 mm x 443.5 mm x 34.3 mm and weighs 1.2 Kg.The Logitech G Orion Brown and Red keyboards will be available this month in the US and Europe, with a MSRP of $119 or €139, which is a bit less than the Logitech G910 Orion Spark.

Source: Logitech Announces G610 Orion Brown And G610 Orion Red Mechanical Keyboards

Mechboards — 60% DIY Kit

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Mechboards — 60% DIY Kit

We now sell 60% DIY Kits on our bigcartel store!

(Needs soldering and assembly, Keycaps and USB Cable)

Plastic Case –
Available in White, Black, Pink, Purple or Clear

PCB –
Available in KC60.

Switches –

Available in –
4 Cherry Switch Types Blue, Brown, Black, Red

7 Gateron Switch Types Blue, Brown, Black, Red, White, Yellow, Green

Plate (ANSI)-
Alu Silver, Alu Black, Alu Red, Alu Purple

LED’s Available in 7 Colours
Purple, White, Orange, Blue, Ice Blue, Green, Red

Shipping is £15 within the UK and £20.00 in the EU/Rest of the World (Tracked)

1. Complete Google Form below

2. Order the Correct item here

Please note – Orders are processed EVERY FRIDAY. Orders will take 2 weeks for processing and 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Source: Mechboards — Home

Wooting One – World’s First Analog Mechanical Keyboard

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

There are tonnes of gaming keyboards that use mechanical switches. The mechanical keyboard trend has been going on strong for the past few years. However, playing games specifically with the keyboard that needs precise inputs (think racing games, Minecraft(to a degree)) is very hard. Controllers where thumbsticks provide more than on or off input is definitely easier. Although, this may change.

This keyboard has been described as an analog mechanical keyboard as it’s taken the analog sticks found on gaming controllers, which has more than 1 input level, and included it within the keystroke. The keyboard can sense sense how hard you are pressing down, and it will be able to move your character on the screen, or turn your car, at the exact degree you specify.

“You can immediately use it in games to precisely control your movement speed and turns.”

So for example if you’re playing a racing game with the keyboard, tapping the keys gently will see your car steer itself gently, versus the jagged and jerky movements you might normally have to deal with. Check the video below that describes what the keyboard can achieve.

Besides that quirk which does make it, undoubtedly a game changer, the keyboard is very sleek in design. It is a TKL, RGB backlit keyboard that includes detachable cable and FN layers.

Find more info here – http://www.wooting.nl/

Clear ABS 60% Case

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Clear ABS 60% Case

Clear Acrylic Poker Case for use with Vortex/KBP Poker 2/3 and Ducky Mini V1 as well as GH60 builds.

See more images here

You can purchase these through our bigcartel store page! – http://mechboards.bigcartel.com/

NOTE: Orders are processed in groups of 5. Shipment will take approx 5-10 working days from the date we process the orders. We will be in touch when the products are ordered.

Cherry MX Board 6.0 Gallery

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Gallery, News | 0 comments

Cherry MX Board 6.0 Gallery

Here is a small selection of pictures of the new Cherry MX Board 6.0 we recieved! It’s a beautiful board with features aplenty. We’ll be sure to take some more soon but for now, here are 22 images for you to view!

Reviewing a 3D Printed Skull Keycap from Shapeways

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Reviewing a 3D Printed Skull Keycap from Shapeways

Back in February we bought a Red 3D printed skull keycap from Shapeways created by lkong. We thought, well hey, why not. We wanted an artisan keycap without the artisan cost and we also thought it’d be a good idea to test out this 3D printed idea that’s been kicking about and see if it lives up to the hype. It’s been around 6 months, and we thought it’d be a good time to chime back in after a fair bit of use.

Red MX Skull Keycap

Red MX Skull Keycap

The 3D Keycap is sold over at Shapeways for just under £5 which is pretty reasonable. Of course, you get a bit of a burn when you go to ship the thing, but remember, £20 is well under artisan prices for single keycaps of such “artistic” nature. And hey, if you’re looking for a single keycap like this, chances are prices are pretty high already. There are plenty of different material, colours and finishes available, if a flat red doesn’t take your fancy. Want it in yellow or maybe green? Sure. Matte Gold Steel? For a little more money, go ahead!

Different Colours and Finishes

Different Colours and Finishes

We’ve had this keycap on our Ducky Mini for the whole six months we’ve had it, and it’s still there, it’s still red, it’s still the same shape, and even though it’s 3D printed it’s held up just as well as any other keycap. The only slight wear on it is the area that contacts your finger, has lost a bit of colour. It’s slightly lighter than the rest but for something that came out of a 3D printer, wear and tear is something that concerned me, but not anymore. It hasn’t broken, it’s pretty solid, and it fits the original MX steam perfectly.

We think it looks great on our Mini, and it definitely garners interest. The holes for the eyes are also all the way through, so if you’ve got backlighting, it shines right through like some sort of keycap demon. We’d definitely get another one. Matte Gold Steel anyone?

 

Find it here – http://www.shapeways.com/product/PKJUDXSG8/cherry-mx-skull-keycap?li=user-profile&optionId=15129037

 

Gallery here – http://mechboards.co.uk/red-skull-keycap-gallery

Red Skull Keycap Gallery

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Gallery, News | 0 comments

Red Skull Keycap Gallery

This is our Gallery for the Red Cherry MX Skull Keycap we bought from Shapeways

Follow us on Twitter to be entered into our Cherry G80 Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Follow us on Twitter to be entered into our Cherry G80 Giveaway! (CLOSED)

We originally bought a Cherry G80 to review (short but sweet review here – http://mechboards.co.uk/cherry-g80-review/) So we’re running this giveaway! We originally wanted to run this giveaway earlier but had other problems that stopped us from doing so.

To enter:

Make sure to Follow Mechboards on Twitter – https://twitter.com/MechBoardsUK

Retweet this tweet – https://twitter.com/MechBoardsUK/status/555165854619664384

And that’s it!

We’ve put a short deadline on this so you won’t have long to wait :)

The Giveaway will end on the 31st of January and the winner will be picked soon after!

Thanks all!

Mechboards – David

More info on the Cherry G80 can be found here – http://cherrycorp.com/product/g80-3000-mx-technology-keyboard/

And our Cherry G80 Gallery – http://mechboards.co.uk/cherry-g80-gallery/

Cherry G80 Gallery

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Gallery, News | 0 comments

Cherry G80 Gallery

We’ve added a small gallery of the Cherry G80 that we’re giving away! Take a look!

Corsair RGB K65 & K70 Keyboards now available to preorder at Overclockers

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Corsair RGB K65 & K70 Keyboards now available to preorder at Overclockers

The long-awaited UK arrival of the long-awaited RGB Keyboards from Corsair has finally, nearly, come to an end. Overclockers now lists the K65, K70 available to pre-order, while the K95 is out of stock (previously released.)

K70 – ETA: 15/10/14

K65 – ETA: 20/11/14

Check the link for full product listings –

 

Below is the infromation regarding the K65 RGB Gaming Keyboard

 

  •   The Corsair Gaming K65 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard begins with the durability, styling and responsiveness of the original K65, and adds multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually endless lighting combinations. It’s built with 100% Cherry MX RGB key switches for fast, precise actuation and superior feel. Each key can be individually programmed to display any of 16.8M colors and multiple brightness levels for a level of customization never before seen in a mechanical keyboard. Full key rollover and anti-ghosting ensure accurate gameplay. And, the K65 RGB is built to last, with a black anodized brushed aluminum finish that’s sturdy and lightweight.

Product Features:
– 100% Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches for ultimate performance
– Stylish and likeable ‘Corsair Gaming’ Logo (Debatable)
– Multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited game customization
– Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum for superior rigidity
– Entire keyboard is programmable to assign a macro to any key
– 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover on USB
– Display controller driven fast and fluid 16.8M multicolor animation
– Onboard memory to performance and lighting settings with you
– Ultra-Portable 10 keyless Design

Specifications:
– Cherry MX Red mechanical switches
– 45g Actuation Force
– 2mm to actuation and 4mm to bottom
– Rated to 50 million operations
– Gold contacts
– Up to 1000 Hz USB report rate
– Selectable 8ms, 4ms, 2ms, 1ms and BIOS mode
– On-board memory to store performance and lighting settings use on other PCs
– RGB LED backlighting with key-by-key programmability to light up individual keys
– Aluminum unibody construction for increased strength, durability and rigidity
– Easy access multimedia keys
– STOP, PREVIOUS, PLAY/PAUSE, NEXT, MUTE, VOLUME UP/DOWN
– Windows Lock key for uninterrupted game play
– Product Dimensions: 356 mm x 166 mm x 37mm
– Product Weight: 863g

Only £109.99 inc VAT.

ORDER NOW