Author: Reece Bithrey

CHERRY Announce MX Developer Kit For Custom Keyboards

Custom-built keyboards seem more prevalent by the minute with the regular group-buys of keycaps from firms like GMK (The LedZep set is my favourite) opening up numerous avenues for those who wish to customise and in some cases, build their own products. Traditionally, the way you would get hold of these switches was either by using a ‘donor keyboard’ for instance and painstakingly remove all of the switches for you to then put onto your own PCB and then solder them, or buy individual switches at an overly inflated price. Now, however, it’s a hell of a lot easier....

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Crowdfunding Sites & The Mechanical Keyboard Industry – Part Two

NOTE: Back in October 2016, I wrote an article entitled ‘Kickstarter & The Mechanical Keyboard Industry’. I’ve now revived that article and am writing a follow-up that is now open to other crowdfunding sites. Let us begin! Crowdfunding is a great idea if you can get enough backers. Sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and various other sites lend themselves to making people’s dreams come true. The mechanical keyboard industry is becoming more prevalent nowadays with the rise of e-sports on its various platforms, as well as all of the newbies coming into PC gaming. On Indiegogo for instance, back...

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Logitech Announce New Wireless G613 Mechanical Keyboard

Logitech announced a new set of wireless products recently which included a new mechanical keyboard and mouse set. Personally, I don’t see the real point in a wireless mechanical product as surely the signal from keyboard to receiver will lag input every slightly and this can then slow down inputs on FPS’ such as CS:GO?….Anyway, let’s get into it…… The Logitech G613 uses ‘LIGHTSPEED’ technology to counteract the potential laggy input and states that it offers a 1 millisecond input time. Much like the ‘RK’ (RealKey) technology from the CHERRY MX Board 6.0 in 2015, it is a non-tangible...

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CHERRY Release New MX Board 5.0 Officially (G80-3920)

CHERRY have announced their latest revision of the MX line of keyboards, the somewhat confusingly named MX Board 5.0. It is designed to follow the MX 6.0 that we have highly praised in the past on the site. These tweaks and improvements start with the change in the switch you get as standard. This has changed to the MX Silent Red, which, in hindsight, is a win-win situation, with the Reds with their light 45cN force being popular amongst gamers, as well as having an integrated dampening solution to reduce noise when bottoming out. For those who prefer a...

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Ducky Announce New One 711 Keyboard That Uses All MX Switches

Ducky a few months back announced a limited edition piece that would use all of the available MX Switches from Greens to Tactile Grey.  There are 11 different kinds of MX Switch used on the 711. Eleven. On the same board. The name is not just homage to the American petrol stations and convenience stores , but is in fact,  a detailed description of the product in detail. The 711 breaks down this limited edition Ducky One as having seven different backlighting zones that are: Blue Yellow White Orange Pink Red Green. It also mentions that there are 11...

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