Subject: General Tech | January 29, 2019 - 01:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: MK730, CK530, tenkeyless, Gateron, cherry, mechanical keyboard, cooler master, input, RGB
Cooler Master have released two new mechanical TKL keyboards, the CK530 featuring Gateron Red, Blue or Brown switches and the MK730 with Cherry switches of the same flavours.
The CK530 features an aluminium body and is designed to fit into a bag so you can take it with you on the road. The RGBs behind the keys can be programmed on the fly, with each separately programmable to show your choice of the 16.7 million available colours. You can switch between 6KRO and NKRO in case you are using legacy applications, and macros can be quickly and easily programmed, as well as letting you switch between profiles to enhance your experience. Those with a fetish for keycaps will be pleased to know CM used standard sizes so you can easily swap out the originals for your preferred type.
You should be able to find it for sale on Amazon for $70.
The MK730 looks similar but offers additional features to the ones mentioned above, such as a magnetically attached soft PU leather wrist rest for easing those aching wrists. It connects with a removable USB-C cord, to ensure it isn't bashed when you are moving it around. The Cherry switches on this model are hidden behind double-shot PBT keycaps, with the same uniform design to make replacing them with your preferred variety simple.
The MK730 will set you back a bit more, $120 on Amazon.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2019 - 05:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: input, NovelKey, mechanical keyboard, kira, Kailh, input club, Hako, cherry
Input Club Inc, which should be called InC Inc, successfully kickstarted the "ultimate full size mechanical keyboard" which they named Kira. The designers obviously have strong feelings about keyboards as TechPowerUp alludes to some interesting behind the scenes drama involving the design team's past. If you also share a passion for specific keyboard designs then you might want to check out their review. The Kira offers you a lot of choice in addition to a compact design, you can choose from a variety of Cherry, Kailh, Hako, and NovelKey switches and you can easily reprogram every single key via their software if you prefer Dvorak, Colemak or other layouts than the default QWERTY.
It is rather expensive, $169–$259 to pre-order and is thoroughly infested with RGBs, but there is a price to pay for loving keyboards this much.
"The Input Club Kira keyboard arose as a design with lofty goals and even higher expectations from the community that helped crowdfund it. Now as a retail product, it is available in a variety of switches, case frames, colors, and even as a kit. No matter the choice, the final product does justice to light, its name, in more ways than one."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Das Keyboard 4Q @ Techspot
- Razer DeathAdder Essential Mouse @ Kitguru
- CORSAIR HARPOON RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse Review @ NikKTech
Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2018 - 03:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: corsair, K70 Mk.2, mechanical keyboard, RGB, input, cherry
It takes a lot to stand out in the keyboard market today, as everybody have released numerous models with mechanical switches and RGBs behind them. Someone at Corsair may have been listening to War as they have come up with a low profile version of their K70 keyboard. These switches reduce your total keystroke from 4 mm to 3.2 mm as well as a shorter actuation travel, the length depending on the specific flavour of switch you purchase. The model that The Tech Report reviewed was a Rapidfire, which sports LP Speed switches which require a mere 1 mm to actuate.
If you are looking for the minimum of travel when typing consider this new K70.
"Corsair and Cherry have teamed up for another mechanical key switch debut, and this time, the star of the show is the MX Low Profile Speed switch on board the K70 MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire keyboard. We got these slim switches under our fingers to see whether they're a shortcut to gaming and typing bliss."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire @ Guru of 3D
- Cherry MX Board 6 @ Modders-Inc
- 1St Player MK6 Bullet Hunter @ Modders-Inc
- Glorious 3XL Extended Mouse Pad @ TechPowerUp
- Dream Machines DM1 FPS @ TechPowerUp
Subject: General Tech | February 22, 2018 - 08:58 AM | Alex Lustenberg
Tagged: video, TrueWireless, snapdragon 845, Ryzen 5 2400G, raven ridge, qualcomm, Primochill Vue, podcast, mx master 2s, logitech, Kigen, EPYC, cherry, bitfenix, amd, 850W
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Cherry is one of the most well-known brands in the mechanical keyboard industry. The company, based in Germany, is best known for their MX key switches, which have become the gold standard in the premium keyboard market. As a result of their high standards, tight quality control, and even the occasional scarcity, “genuine Cherry key switches” has become a veritable marketing point on more than a few features lists.
Since they make their own switches, it should come as no surprise that Cherry also produces their own keyboards. Today, we’re looking at the G80-3494, a new entry in the G80-3000 line and one of the few keyboards in the United States to feature Cherry MX Silent Black key switches. Do their full-fledged boards live up to the lofty standards of their switches?
- MSRP: $149.99 (currently sale price: $111.56)
- Layout: ANSI, 104-key
- Key Switch: Cherry MX Silent Black (linear)
- Key Lifespan: 50M keystroke
- Actuation Force: 60cN
- N-Key Rollover: 14-key simultaneous
- Cable: 1.75m, non-detachable, PVC coated
- Dimensions: 470 x 195 x 44 mm
- Weight: 935g
Subject: General Tech | January 8, 2017 - 03:36 AM | Tim Verry
Tagged: mechanical keyboard, Cherry MX Silent, Cherry MX, cherry, CES 2017, CES
Cherry, the company behind the ever popular Cherry MX line of mechanical keyboard switches, has announced an update to its popular G80-3000 keyboard called the Cherry MX Board Silent. The refreshed keyboard comes in black and gray and uses the International / EU layout.
The major feature of the Cherry MX Board Silent is the inclusion of new MX Silent switches that purportedly keep noise to a minimum by using a shaped rubber pad and "2-component stem" that reduces noise at the bottom out and top out points of a key press. The switches come in two flavors: the MX Red Silent and the MX Black Silent which feature release force of 45 centinewtons and 60 centinewtons respectively.
The keyboard further features 14 key N-key rollover which allows the user to hold down up to 14 keys simultaneously without phantom key presses becoming an issue.
We will have to wait for reviews to see how the new keyboard holds up build quality wise and, more importantly, just how silent the MX Board Silent is. The keyboard will be available soon with an MSRP of $149.
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Subject: General Tech | June 28, 2016 - 04:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: input, RapidFire, K70 RGB, corsair, Cherry MX Speed, cherry
We heard about the new Rapidfire switches from Cherry back in April and today we get a glimpse at how they perform. The Tech Report tested out this rather expensive keyboard and noticed an immediate difference from the Cherry switches they used previously. In fact the reviewer even had issues with accidental keypresses while typing when they first started using the Rapidfire; after some usage that was no longer and issue. That sensitivity translated into gaming well, they rather enjoyed the responsiveness in Overwatch and Battleborn. The board is $170 on Amazon though if you can live without the RGB lighting you can pick up the red model for a mere $130.
"Corsair's K70 RGB Rapidfire is the first keyboard on the market with Cherry's MX Speed switches, a new type of clicker that offers shorter travel and a higher actuation point than the wildly popular MX Red. We got these switches under our fingers to see whether they make a real difference in the heat of battle."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Bloody B188 Light Strike @ Benchmark Reviews
- Cherry MX-Board 3.0 @ Kitguru
- COUGAR ATTACK X3 @ techPowerUp
- Thermaltake Poseidon Z RGB @ Modders-Inc
- XSOUL XM8 Predator @ Modders-Inc
Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2016 - 05:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: RapidFire, K70 RGB, K70, K65 RGB, corsair, Cherry MX Speed, cherry
Corsair announced three new keyboards, the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K70 RAPIDFIRE all of which use Cherry's new MX Speed switches which have an actuation distance of 1.2 millimeters and and activation force of 45 cN(centinewtons, or 45.887229584 gram force).
All three keyboards have a brushed aluminium shell, the two RGB models are capable of producing almost any colour on the spectrum with the remaining model featuring red backlighting. All three are compatible with CUE LINK, you can synchronize the LEDs of your Corsair keyboard, mouse and headset to compliment each other and perhaps as a distraction tactic during LAN parties. 100% Anti-ghosting and full key rollover over USB mean even in the heat of battle your death will not be caused by a keypress not registering. Touch typists should also enjoy benefits when using the new keyboards, a light touch is all that is required for the keyboard to register a character, though the tiny amount of travel required may take some getting used to. Many will be please to note that these keyboards do ship with a wrist rest.
They are available as of today, MSRPs are $169.99 for the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, $139.99 for the K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE and $129.99 for the K70 RAPIDFIRE.
Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling | February 11, 2015 - 09:36 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: cherry, AES, aes-128, wireless mouse, wireless keyboard, logitech
When we report on Cherry Corp, it is usually about their mechanical switches that are the basis (until just recently) of most mechanical keyboards. They also make full keyboards, including non-mechanical varieties, although they are usually designed for enterprise customers. This one is likely intended for that audience.
Simply put, The Cherry JD-0400EU is a wireless keyboard and mouse combo that encrypts all traffic with 128-bit AES encryption. If you are wondering why no-one else thought to do this? They did. Even Logitech has a whole line-up of 128-bit AES-encrypted mouse and keyboard combos. This is not even a feature that is only filled by niche companies.
Still, making sure people know that your wireless peripheral is encrypted will probably let you access a whole new audience of government, enterprise, and health care customers. The keyboard itself is based on scissor-switches, which are those non-removable keys that you find on many laptops. They are not high-performance, but they can be quite thin and low-profile. The switch mechanism under the scissor struts is membrane-based.
Pricing and availability are not yet listed.
Subject: Mobile | January 29, 2015 - 03:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: cherry, sli, gaming notebook, GTX 980M
How can you not be saving every penny to buy a MSI GT80 Titan? With an i7 4980HQ running at 2.8 - 4GHz, 32GB of DDR3, four 256GB SSDs in RAID 0 and a 1TB HDD for long term storage along with a pair of GTX 980M's powering a 467mm 1080p display. MSI did put together a nice package for those who don't mind paying the price, you also get a mouse, gel wrist pad, gold W, A, S, D and ESC keys and even a little plush dragon in addition to the laptop. Check out the full review of the most powerful gaming laptop on the planet over at Kitguru but keep in mind, if you have to ask the price then you can't afford it.
"Few products have generated as much hype and interest as the MSI GT80 Titan Gaming laptop. Kitguru was the first major publication to cover the new laptop when we flew over to Taipei last November. LEO then got his hands on an early pre retail sample for KITGURU TV back in December."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
- MSI GT80 Titan SLI @ HardwareHeaven
- Asus ROG G751JY-T7051H @ eTeknix
- ASUS ZenFone 6 Smartphone Review @ Hardware Secrets
- HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking Station Review @ Madshrimps
- Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen. Smartphone Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Amazon Fire HD 7 (2014) Tablet Review @ Techgage
- Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Tablet Review @ Madshrimps