Author: Reece Bithrey

MechBoards’ Own 60% DIY Keyboard Review!

A slightly different review today.  This time around I am going to review a product that you too can build for yourself! It’s our very own DIY 60% board that comes with a variety of different options and is customisable to a very large extent.  The version I have to review is present with Gateron Blues and is in a clear case and so that will act as the basis for review. Firstly, the keyboard is presented in a really sturdy case, which is made of a lightweight plastic material to aid with possible portability and overall strength. This...

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CHERRY G84-4700 Keypad Review

The CHERRY G84-4700 acts as a keypad attachment to any of CHERRY’s G84 series of products (the CHERRY G84-5200 for example) and is fully programmable when used in conjunction with software that can be downloaded from the CHERRY website (see here: http://cherry.co.uk/cid/download.php?  – Type in “G84-4700”). The software (namely “Cherry Tools”) acts as a window that can be used to map functions to certian keys, such as pressing one key on the keypad could lead the user to a certain folder on their PC and can also be used to type frequent phrases on word processors at the touch...

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CHERRY G84-5500 Review (CHERRY XS Touchpad Keyboard)

The compact market for keyboards has become more prevalent nowadays with everybody wanting everything to be more convenient and CHERRY as a manufacturer are no strangers to the idea of the compact market. They may not do anything smaller than a full-size board, but in terms of a low-profile keyboard, anything from their widely known G84 series will do the business. Specifically, this review will consist of the CHERRY G84-5500, or the ‘XS Touchpad’, which is part of a series of a few keyboards that contain the low-profile CHERRY ML key-switch. The CHERRY G84-5500 contains CHERRY’s ML key-switches as...

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CHERRY G84-5200 Review (CHERRY XS Complete Keyboard)

The compact market for keyboards has become more prevalent nowadays with everybody wanting everything to be more convenient and CHERRY as a manufacturer are no strangers to the idea of the compact market. They may not do anything smaller than a full size board, but in terms of a low-profile keyboard,  anything from their widely known G84 series will do the business. Specifically, this review will consist of the CHERRY G84-5200, or the ‘XS Complete’, which is part of a series of a few keyboards that contain the low-profile CHERRY ML key-switch. The CHERRY G84-5200 contains CHERRY’s ML key-switches...

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Cherry G80-3000 Review – Simple But Effective

The CHERRY G80 line of products is of course a reliable one and the ever popular G80-3000 is no exception to the rule. Designed to be a classic looking and feeling board, the design is simple and utilitarian with the full blown 105 key layout  and is not designed to compete with the whole ‘boards designed for gamers’  segment with their flashy lights and whole plethora of macro keys. It is of course designed for the general office worker or developer. Now built in the Czech Republic, the G80-3000 is presented in a matte finish charcoal grey plastic case...

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