Welcome to the age of keyboard and mouse Xbox One gaming. As of yesterday’s update, players can, should they wish, play several games without having to resort to some plebeian console controller. If you couldn’t stand Warframe, Fortnite or War Thunder without a pointer and keys, now is your time.
Last year keyboard maker Azio introduced the Retro Classic, a full-size luxury keyboard sporting typewriter-style keys and a real leather finish. Now the company is back with the R.C.K., a streamlined mechanical keyboard with a compact layout and Bluetooth support. There’s even a genuine walnut version.
Massdrop and Hasbro have teamed up to create the perfect board game/keyboard crossover. Community designer Cassidy Williams captured the essence of Scrabble perfectly in this set. The drop runs all month, with kits starting at $47 for just the letters and numbers. Unless they fall on a red space. Then it’s $141.
Most mechanical keyboard switches have two positions—off and on. Either the key is activated, or it’s not. The switches in the Wooting One keyboard are different. Like the analog trigger on a gamepad, they detect a range of motion. I wouldn’t say it’s something every PC gamer needs, but it can definitely change the…
A good mechanical keyboard can make any computer setup really click, but with so many different layouts, mechanical switch types and extra features to choose from, finding a good starter board can be a daunting tasks. We’re here to help.
The space bar of Varmilo’s “Chicken Dinner” keyboard is no substitute for actually winning a round of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but it might serve as a reminder of past triumphs, depending on how good you are.
Split mechanical keyboards are a great way to reduce the arm and joint strain often caused by typing on a traditional keyboard. New gaming hardware maker Dygma wants to bring those benefits to the esports scene with the Raise, which they’re calling “the world’s most advanced gaming keyboard.”
Sleek mechanical keyboards that strip away lesser-used keys in favor of a smaller footprint are picking up, but some people just can’t do without that number pad. Vortex’s new Vibe keyboard is a nice compromise, with some outstanding keycaps on top.
Shouldn’t your keyboard match your Gundam? Designed by Hidden Lab, the officially-licensed Gundam RX-78-2 double shot keyset is a stunning way to turn a keyboard into a Newtype (sorry). The $130 set is being offered as a group buy, shipping in May.
A standard mechanical keyboard switch is about .75 inches tall and .6 inches wide and deep. NovelKeys’ “Big Series” switches are four times that size. Why? If I had to guess, I’d say it was for the clicks.
Last month I introduced readers to the X-Bows, a weird-looking mechanical keyboard featuring a unique cross-radial layout designed to keep the wrists straight and typing strain to a minimum. Now that I’ve gotten my hands on it, weird feels pretty good.
Do you want a split keyboard that allows the hands, arms and shoulders to sit at a more natural angle while typing, or a fully-programmable gaming keyboard with extensive macro support? Kinesis, makers of the Freestyle Edge mechanical gaming keyboard, say why not both?
There are a lot of big-name peripheral manufacturers making mechanical keyboards, but a search for the term “mechanical keyboard” on Amazon yields a ton of keyboards from companies you’ve probably never heard of. Like Vava, makers of the relatively good $80 no-name mechanical I’ve been typing on for the past week.
Imagine your hands typing on a standard keyboard. Now relax your shoulders and unbend your wrists so your hands line up with your forearms. That’s why the new X-Bows keyboard is so oddly shaped.
Hyperkin is a company known for its retro emulation consoles and affordable gaming accessories. It is not a company known for high quality mechanical keyboards, and the Super Nintendo-inspired Hyper Clack is not going to change that.
Inspired by the old-fashioned typewriter and designed with luxury in mind, the Azio Retro Classic is a mechanical keyboard sporting rounded backlit keycaps, a zinc aluminum alloy frame and a genuine leather base. The nameplate says “Elegantly Fierce.” It’s not wrong.