Competitive gaming has been around since about 30 seconds after the first multi-player computer game was compiled, and has finally gained main-stream attention in the last several years with the recognition of E-sports. Millions of gamers go toe to toe around the world every day across many genera’s, but none require the split second precision and timing of First Person Shooters. A single millisecond delay anywhere can mean the difference between a win and a loss, and where the proverbial ‘rubber meets the road’ for most is the humble keyboard. There are a great many gaming oriented keyboards on the market with a myriad of ‘features’ targeted at gamers in general. Lights, Macro keys, and many other gimmicks just don’t apply to the FPS gamer who values speed and accuracy above all else. Kingston might have the answer in their new HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard. A slim profile for maximum portability and mouse area on your desk, as well as lightning fast Cherry MX Blue switches lurking beneath no-slip textured keycaps in the most critical areas might make this the ultimate weapon in the FPS gamer’s arsenal.
Gaming Keyboards are all the rage these days and near the top of almost everyone’s wish list, but what exactly is a ‘gaming keyboard’? Well, like anything else gaming oriented these days, it’s all the little extras above and beyond, such as better switches and fancy lighting. In this case, Tesoro has created highly tuned mechanical switches with very short actuation distance for lightning fast input. It also includes full RGB Lighting and an onboard 32bit Arm Cortex Processor giving you the power to program every single button and light on the keyboard to adapt to any scenario. Follow us today as we check out the TESORO GRAM Spectrum RGB Mechanical Keyboard
You’d be hard pressed to find an enthusiast these days without a mechanical keyboard. With so many companies producing peripherals these days, they seem to be everywhere. That being said, any company can hire a Chinese manufacturer to slap their name on a cheapo plastic keyboard with generic switches. At first, it’s great. However, will it stand the test of time? Probably not. To get a well built, sturdy keyboard that’ll last, you need a good name, a name you trust. One of the most trustworthy names in the industry has to be G.Skill. Known for making of some of, if not the best ram on the market, G.Skill has been a fan favorite for years. Now they have stepped into the peripheral market with their KM780R RGB mechanical keyboard. But can a company best known for ram and storage devices produce a keyboard that can live up to their name? I’d like to that the good people at G.Skill for providing Pro Clockers with the KM780R and allowing this review to happen. Now, let’s see how the KM780R stands up to the competition.
One of the most popular features on any peripheral these days is RGB backlighting. To many people, the added cost that comes with it just isn’t worth putting out. When it comes to keyboards, RGB backlighting can get rather expensive. One with both a rugged build quality, beautiful design and real mechanical switches. Well the people at Azio may have delivered that with their MGK 1 RGB backlit mechanical keyboard. But can it live up to the expectations of gamers and enthusiasts a like? Let’s find out.
It seems these days, everyone owns a mechanical keyboard. More often than not, when asked the brand, the reply is usually one of the larger companies. Companies such as Corsair and Logitech. However, they aren’t the only companies making mechanical keyboards. Fnatic, best known as an E-Sports team, now has their own mechanical keyboard. But can they compete with some of the bigger names in the industry? Will they be another name in a crowd of companies making mechanical keyboards? Or will they dominate like in the E-Sports arena? We at Proclockers would like to thank the people at Fnatic for the opportunity to review their keyboard. Let’s see how it holds up to the competition.
I have reviewed a lot of mechanical keyboards over the last several years, and the same three factors have dominated my judgement on how well they score. Those factors are affordability, wrist fatigue, and build quality. The affordability has often been the one factor that I have to take away points from because there was a period where mechanical keyboards were quite overpriced. Now that the patent has expired on the mechanical switch design, many chinese mechanical keyboards are popping up at unheard of prices. Today I am going to take a look at one of those.