Gaming on the Phantom L Low Profile Mechanical Keyboard
The Tecware Phantom L packs in a couple of premium features for being a budget to mid-range mechanical gaming keyboard, including N-key Rollover, 1000Hz Polling Rate. But where it really shines is the software and ability to turn off specific keys and assign macros to custom key combos.
The Phantom L’s Blue Outemu switches have a very “clicky” tactile feel to them, and I actually really like these stiffer switches when gaming as I feel that the extra effort required to actuate them makes you commit faster to actions. Being a very aggressive player, this feels like an advantage to me. With that said, the lack of dedicated macro keys, and a number pad really threw my gaming experience off in some games. For FPS games such as Call of Duty or Fortnite, this is not a big issue, but for games like League of Legends, WoW, or DOTA, key-binds feel less intuitive when having to press a function key as well.
Overall, the Tecware Phantom L performed well in games where I am not used to having dedicated macro keys and a number pad. My kill/death ratio was still pretty horrible in Call of Duty Modern Warfare, and I still whiffed 90% of my shots in Rocket League. If you are looking for a solid mechanical gaming keyboard that won’t break the bank, this is the keyboard for you.