- USB 2.0 Wired
- Cooler Master
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Great keyboard, awesome price 01/15/2014
Cherry MX Brown keys
None, really - I suppose I can say the tenkey is radically different (to save space), so it might not be ideal for all users.
I've been looking to cut my teeth on my first mechanical keyboard since an old IBM I owned some 20 years ago. Cherry Brown is a great start. Volume of the key presses is identical to a "standard keyboard", but the tactile response is much better. These keyboards are far more sensitive than a standard keyboard, so if you are a "sloppy" typist, you will register key strokes by brushing up against another key.
Other than that, the USB detachable cord is well-secured, and does not feel flimsy. It's braided cable, so aside from a rabbit wandering into your room for an electronics snack, you're not going to snap it or kink it.
The keyboard is pretty heavy, easily 2x the weight of a standard "dell" or other $10 board. The feet easily support the weight though, so no worries there.
I love the alternative tenkey design. It takes some getting used to, but the LED (white) backlight is strong and easily configured (manual sucks, though - use the FN function key). If you don't use the tenkey that often (like myself), then this board is really a blessing. Smaller form factor really makes it easy to use in smaller areas, it's not tiny (like a PokerKBC), but it is shorter.
Honestly, aside from 10-key entry, this should be pretty standard format for keyboards, not the exception to the norm.
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