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Review: Vengeance K60 Performance FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:53 Written by DarkKnightH20 Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:52
Warranty: Two years
Key Switches: Cherry® MX Red Mechanical
Windows Lock Key: Yes
Key Rollover: 20 KRO (USB)
Keys: Contoured / textured WASD key & 1-6 Keycaps
Anti-Ghosting: Full Key Matrix
Chassis: Professional-grade Brushed Aluminum
Wrist Rest: Yes (Ergonomic, Detachable, Partial)
Multimedia Controls: Yes
USB Pass-through: Yes
This keyboard comes with textured keys for the W, A, S, and D keys that are commonly used with FPS (first person shooter) games. It also has the #1 – #6 keys texturized. These texture keys are optional — so you don’t have to use them if you dislike them. If you DO want to use them, then simply remove the original keys using the included tool and put in the textured versions. This is easy and fast to do. These textured keys have unique ridges on them too so that you can easily identify them with your fingers. A case is included to store the keys that you’re not using — I suggest keeping that handy.
Hybrid keys (rubber dome switches and Cherry MX Mechanical). The volume barrel roller works well. The textured keys really do help in gaming, especially during longer sessions and since there is full key matrix anti-ghosting as well as a 20 Key Rollover, you don’t have to worry about keys not being detected properly.
This keyboard is great for those who do a lot of FPS gaming. While it lacks all the extra hotkey, macro keys, G-Keys, etc. that similar gaming keyboards have, it brings texturized keys, which many keyboards do not have. This helps keep the keyboard with a smaller form factor, and since the wrist rest is not full-sized, it further ensures that’s the case.
Some people may need some getting use to this keyboard since only some of the keys are textured and since the wrist rest is small, but after the initial getting-use-to stage, you’ll welcome it.