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Kinesis Freestyle Edge Review: A Split Keyboard Built For Gaming

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?Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Vava Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review: Not Bad For A Budget Board

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.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Hyper Clack Retro-Style Mechanical Keyboard Review: Not So Super

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.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A nice set of matching keycaps can be expensive, but who needs matching?

A nice set of matching keycaps can be expensive, but who needs matching? The ACR60 I assembled this weekend looks lovely in mismatched “unicorn vomit,” courtesy of grab bags purchased from users on Reddit’s MechMarket. Plus it’s got a super X%&#! “Beer Break” key. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Azio Retro Classic Keyboard Review: The New Vintage

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.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What’s So Great About Mechanical Keyboards

There’s been a lot of talk on Kotaku about mechanical keyboards over the past six months, talking about customizing them, building them and making them pretty. We put together a little video to explain why many of us are so smitten with those clicky keys. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What’s So Great About Mechanical Keyboards

There’s been a lot of talk on Kotaku about mechanical keyboards over the past six months, talking about customizing them, building them and making them pretty. We put together a little video to explain why many of us are so smitten with those clicky keys. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Vortex Race 3 Keyboard Review: The 75 Percent Solution

Tenkeyless keyboards lose the number pad on the right side in favor of a more compact footprint. I say, why stop there? Vortexgear’s 75 percent Race 3 features nearly all the functionality of a tenkeyless board in a smaller, sleeker package, and it’s gorgeous to boot.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Vortex Race 3 Keyboard Review: The 75 Percent Solution

Tenkeyless keyboards lose the number pad on the right side in favor of a more compact footprint. I say, why stop there? Vortexgear’s 75 percent Race 3 features nearly all the functionality of a tenkeyless board in a smaller, sleeker package, and it’s gorgeous to boot.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Vortex Race 3 Keyboard Review: The 75 Percent Solution

Tenkeyless keyboards lose the number pad on the right side in favor of a more compact footprint. I say, why stop there? Vortexgear’s 75 percent Race 3 features nearly all the functionality of a tenkeyless board in a smaller, sleeker package, and it’s gorgeous to boot.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Vortex Race 3 Keyboard Review: The 75 Percent Solution

Tenkeyless keyboards lose the number pad on the right side in favor of a more compact footprint. I say, why stop there? Vortexgear’s 75 percent Race 3 features nearly all the functionality of a tenkeyless board in a smaller, sleeker package, and it’s gorgeous to boot.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How To Build Your Own Keyboard

While there are plenty of amazing pre-built mechanical keyboards on the market these days, it can be tough to find one with the perfect combination of switches, keycaps, case and electronics. The solution? Build your own. It’s much easier than it sounds. It just takes the right parts, a couple of tools and a…Read more… […]

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Corsair Gaming K95 RPG Platinum Review: A Very Gaming Keyboard

Many of today’s mechanical “gaming” keyboards are innocuous devices that are just at home in an office as they are a game room. Corsair’s K95 RGB Platinum is not one of those. It’s a brushed aluminium boat of a keyboard with dedicated macro keys, a silver volume wheel and extra RGB lighting, just in case.Read […]

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Cooler Master MasterKeys L PBT Keyboard Review: A No-Nonsense Mech

Despite evidence to the contrary, a mechanical gaming keyboard doesn’t need to have bright glowing LED lighting. Cooler Master’s MasterKeys L PBT favors style over substance, losing the light show and adding some lovely thick keycaps to create an excellent sub $100 keyboard.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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One Of The Mechanical Keyboard Community’s Most Beloved Boards Is Back

This is the WhiteFox, a custom 60 percent keyboard created by Matteo ”Matt30" Spinelli. A couple of years back this board was offered as a DIY kit on Massdrop, and over 4,000 kits were sold. Now Matt30 and the folks at Input Club are offering the WhiteFox once more, fully-assembled for the masses. Read more… […]

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The Open Source K-Type Keyboard Makes A Fantastic First Impression

As nice as some of boards you can pick up on Amazon are, the only real way to get the perfect mechanical keyboard is to build it it yourself. Engineered by a small group of enthusiasts known as Input Club, the K-Type is a fully-customizable, completely open source keyboard that’s the next best thing to […]

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Topre Realforce RGB Keyboard Review: Life Beyond The Rubber Dome

If rubber dome keyboards are at the bottom of the keyboard hierarchy and mechanicals near the top, where does that leave Topre’s electrostatic capacitive switches, which combine a rubber dome and a spring? While the mechanical keyboard community launches into a massive debate, let me tell you about Topre’s Realforce…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Don’t Know Much About Heroes Of Shadow Guard, But It’s Got A Lovely Keyboard

Until Wednesday afternoon I was completely unaware of Heroes of Shadow Guard, a free-to-play dungeon crawler/designer game from Louisiana-based indie studio Iron 27. Then the limited edition keyboard was released. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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