The other day, our intrepid snack and gaming hardware reporter Mike Fahey picked up KFC for lunch. He brought it home and returned to his office, where, at the most recent count, he keeps 11 mechanical keyboards. Collecting them is his new hobby. And he’s taking it very seriously. He refused to eat anything anywhere…
This is the HyperX Alloy FPS, a mechanical gaming keyboard. It consists of a steel frame, a printed circuit board, a plastic base, 104 Cherry MX Brown switches with red LEDs and the corresponding keycaps. It doesn’t do a lot, but it does what it’s made to do very well.
Between the quiet keys and modest decoration, it’s hard to tell the Rush G1 Silent is the product of one the world’s biggest esports organizations. Perhaps we can fix that.
In 1984 IBM introduced the legendary Model M, a beast of a mechanical keyboard that utilized a unique buckling spring key switch to make sweet love to the user’s fingers, along with a lot of noise. Unicomp’s Ultra Classic is the Model M’s direct descendant, and it’s almost as good as the original.
The latest keyboard to come from Logitech’s gamer-focused G series is a compact little number built specifically for esports professionals. I am not an esports professional, but I know what I like.
If you’re into keyboard switches, you’ll appreciate news that the latest version of Razer’s BlackWidow gaming keyboard adds a third option—the silent, low-travel Razer Yellow switch. Me, I’m just excited about the magnetic wrist rest.
I can’t imagine many rational reasons anyone would need a keyboard designed to coincide with the colors of the Super Nintendo, but I have to admit there’s something soothing about the rows of gray, lilac, purple and black keys of Hyperkin’s “retro-style” Hyper Clack keyboard.
Today Logitech G reveals its new Prodigy series of gaming accessories, two mice, a keyboard and a headset designed with the goal to be “gaming gear made exclusively for everyone.”
Logitech and Razer both have some pretty awesome gaming peripherals. Whether you’re playing games or getting real work done, they’re both great options. The software they use have some small, but important differences. Here’s how they stack up against each other.
Redditor Gioppi wanted an arcade fight stick, so he built one out of an old keyboard, some cardboard and a broken pencil. It’s not very good.
I would play PC games in the living room all day long if I could just find a comfortable, no-compromise solution for mouse and keyboard placement. Perhaps Roccat's Sova will do the trick.
Who says a tablet-sized keyboard has to be rectangular, lifeless, and look like the inside of a leather case? Not Mad Catz. I reckon if they did say that it could potentially mess with the sales of the S.T.R.I.K.E.M mobile keyboard, coming this holiday season to a hand near you.
Almost 20,000 votes later, the Razer BlackWidow mechanical gaming keyboard took down the victory with 57% of the vote. The BlackWidow comes in a variety of models, all of which can be found at the same link, and starts at 70 bucks. There's even a Mac version, a welcome addition for those who prefer Apple hardware.
500 comments and more than 50 different keyboard nominations later, we have our contenders. In a surprising twist, there was a tie for 5th place, so we actually have six nominees rather than the usual five going into the voting round.
It's time for another edition of Co-Op, the segment where we ask Kotaku readers to nominate, narrow down, and vote on the best products in a given category. This week is all about gaming keyboards, and we're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with, and where features like mechanical keys land on the…
Behold the limited edition Final Fantasy XI XIth Anniversary keyboard, nearly $300 worth of Moogle-embossed enter keys and FF-fonted F-keys. It's so beautiful.
We love a good gaming keyboard, especially when it's aesthetically reminiscent of the interior of the DeLorean. Amazon has the well-reviewed Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard for $90 today, matching its lowest price ever. LCD screen, 18 extra programmable keys, tons of crazy backlighting options, integrated USB audio,…
The Das Keyboard brand, and mechanical keyboards in general, have been steadily gaining more of a following from those who prefer the tactile feedback and sound of a mechanical keyboard, and of course, from gamers. Das Keyboards have received positive reviews across the board from consumers and professional outlets…
Look at your keyboard. It's filled with keys! Some of them you love using. Some of them you probably rarely use.