Just got this keyboard two days ago, and I just wanted to share some quick impressions in case anyone might be considering a new gaming keyboard. (Also for those here who, like me, are mechanical keyboard fanatics.)
Design: 10/10 – keycap size is perfect, labels are clear and not some weird “futuristic” typeface, there’s only a small slope to it (slope = bad for ergonomics), and there’s a handy passthrough USB port (on the left side)
Build quality: 11/10 – the base is all metal and solid as a rock; keyswitches (my first keyboard with NON CHERRY SWITCHES – they’re designed by Razer to be better than Cherry’s) are SUPERB – I’m a convert (my keyboard has Razer’s Orange switches, which are analogous to Cherry Brown switches); I couldn’t go back to Cherry now.
Bling: 10/10 – It’s an RGB keyboard, but I really like the subtlety of the lighting – it’s bright enough to be noticeable but doesn’t light up the desktop surface or my room at night, which most of my other RGB keyboards have done. The Razer Synapse software is good and has the added feature of Philips Hue integration (which I’ve not tested yet).
Other gaming keyboards owned
Corsair K65 LUX, Corsair K95 Platinum, Asus ROG Strix Flare
What the duck?
That’s one of the spirit animals I got from my writers group. It’s supposed to help me keep my “ducks in a row” when writing my novel this month. I also got a gorilla and a giraffe.