Author: Ben West

IBM Model M a Detailed Review

The IBM Model M, a classic in the world of mechanical keyboards. Today IBM are one of the largest companies in the world and supplies not keyboards but cyber security, cloud computing, virtualisation and other enterprise-grade services. So why did they stop making these beasts of keyboards and move on to so called “greener pastures”? In 1984 IBM decided they needed to make a better and more cost effective keyboard to bundle with their computers. Before the Model M came the Model F, it had fewer keys and arguably a better feel. While the Model F used a capacitive PCB to actuate...

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Zalman ZM-K500 Review

Today we are reviewing a much cheaper mechanical keyboard, and one that does not use the MX switches from Cherry. However as you shall soon learn, there is no reason to count this keyboard out just because it is different! In fact it was a nice surprise. As I have already said, this keyboard is cheap. At around £37 it is by far the cheapest brand name mechanical keyboard we have ever reviewed. One of the ways to manages to be so cheap is by not using the popular Cherry MX switches, and instead choosing to use mechanical switches...

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Ducky Shine 3 Review

The Ducky Shine 3 is one of Ducky’s most popular products, often being our of stock on most retail sites, and these days a little bit difficult to come by. So this review is aimed to try and figure out what all the fuss is about. As with most Ducky products, the design and build quality are top notch. It looks beautiful and feels very well built. From a company like Ducky I really would not expect anything less, and the Shine 3 really meets expectations. The only downside on this front is that unlike most other keyboards in...

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KBT Poker 2 Review

Please Note: The keyboard in the purchase page is not the KBT Poker 2, but is the Vortex KBC Poker 3 as the KBT Poker 2 is very hard to come by these days, although the two keyboards are almost identical. Time for us to review another 60% mechanical keyboard, this time we are giving you a run down of all the good and bad of the very popular KBT Poker 2. So for those of you who don’t know, the KBT Poker 2 is a 60% keyboard, which means it is very small, with no function row, right...

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