Tecware has launched a brand new keyboard called the Phantom RGB Keyboard. It has two variations, the 104 key, and the 87 key. One of them has a Numpad (the one we will discuss today) and the other is lightweight and is missing the keypad. We already did a review of this keyboard so if you want to read that one, click here. Both keyboards function similarly and are designed to be under the same brand name of Phantom. This means you won’t find too many differences between the two rather than just personal preferences.
- Modular Switches make it easier to take the keys off and clean the keyboard.
- SMD LED and Fiberglass PCB for a longer-lasting product
- Doubleshot Keycaps meaning your caps won’t fade
- 50 million reliable keystrokes
- Available in 3 switch variants
- Outemu Blue – 60g tactile clicky
- Outemu Brown – 55g tactile bump
- Outemu Red – 50g linear
- Multiple Lighting Effects
- Braided 1.8 USB Cable
- Weight: 1.14kg
What To Expect From The Package
The Phantom 104 key keyboard is packaged very similarly to the 87 key keyboards. It comes in a standard keyboard box with different infographics on the back of the box to tell you what you need to know about the keyboard. Upon opening the box you will first be met with the keyboard itself. The keyboard is a bit heavier than the 87 keyboards at 1.14kg. This extra weight is due to the addition of the keypad and the larger keyboard size in general. At the top of the package, you will find two compartments for the braided cable and 4 spare keys provided from Tecware which is a nice touch. This gives a similar feeling to finding “batteries” included. Lastly, there will be a startup guide that you won’t want to throw away immediately. The guide has some manual keystrokes in which you can change the RGB of your keyboard.
Of course, upon opening the box I found a braided cable which made me happy. I love braided cables. This is because they are so much more durable than regular wires and they don’t tangle as easily. I’m glad the braided cable revolution is taking place in the PC hardware scene because I can’t go back. After this, I compared the overall size and weight of the keyboard to the 87 key version. While this one is bulkier it does offer a more durable and substantial feel to it. Plus with the added keypad option this is definitely worth the size upgrade for people who need the Numpad.