The mechanical keyboard has been making a strong comeback the last few years thanks to PC gamers, but wireless has still proven to be a very elusive mistress to conquer when it comes to the bewildering demands of those gamers. With many mechanical keyboards on the market and only one or two wireless options available, it has been slim-pickings. Today, that catalog grows with the addition of Rapoo’s KX Wireless Mechanical Keyboard.
Wireless not your thing? The KX offers a dual-mode where you can plug in a micro-USB cable for a wired connection. This will also serves as the unit’s battery recharge port since it has a built-in lithium-ion battery. The wireless should run for around 40 hours of standby time. The keyboard will first be offered in black and white key options, with a variety of colors to come later in 2015.
The features just keep rolling in, with adjustable back lighting, Fn multimedia keys and a 5GHz wireless connection with 32 feet of range. The KX uses Kailh linear yellow switches comparable to the Cherry MX Black line. Expect to find this keyboard at major retailers and etailers at an MSRP of $79.99. I found it at Walmart for nearly half that.
This is a reasonably priced keyboard with a laundry list of features that are hard to beat at that price. I am not a fan of the keyboard layout, however, but when dealing with something of this size, I suppose some sacrifices have to be made.