@haydesigner As a keyboard, yes, but the programmable stuff wouldn’t be there. Also Alt instead of Command.
If I had a Mac Studio and no keyboard I would definitely give this a try at that price. Unless you like quiet. Mechanical keys, while nice to type on, tend to be loud. Especially blue switches. Here’s a guy talking about blue switches:
@ArmchairGamer I’m really confused here… this is basically the ONLY review I’m finding on this particular keyboard. I’m seeing a lot of ones with the same model name, but they don’t have the macro keys and volume control. Some even say they have metal bodies.
Did this brand release a lot of different revisions with the same model number?
In for two. Cherry MX Blue Keys are my favorite. I put an o-ring under each key to soften the click just a bit, the o-ring gives it a very nice, tactile feel. I know this is a Cherry MX Blue Clone, just saying that is my favorite keyboard feel. Not a fan of the bigger than normal keyboard base, and the “B” and “O” and “P” keys bug me, I prefer a solid graphic, the “O” especially, can sometimes look like a “( )”, and I have yet to find a reasonable “PBT” keycap set in a color that I like, and is reasonably priced. If anyone knows of a keycap set, please let me know!
@BuddTX For double-shot keycaps, the solid portion needs to be continuous with the interior of a letter due to the translucent layer. Printed keycaps do allow for solid letters, but print durability is way less than that double-shot.
@phendrick Me. Because none of those voice recognition systems is even remotely reliable for me, and I am not going to waste another millisecend trying to train them to not be complete fecking idiots. I suffer through having to edit the alarming mistranscriptions on the phone because that’s sometimes marginally faster than the keyboard given the number of errors that my hand tremor generates, but I still hate all of them.
These are GREAT to give as presents. I’ve bought a couple from this brand for that purpose. They’re wonderful to give to people who would probably never upgrade their keyboard on their own. If I recall, there was some difficulty with the software not doing a whole lot, but the keyboard itself otherwise worked fine. The keys showed use very quickly, the most used keys & part of the space bar got shiney. The blue switches are definitely audible, but far less so than the typewriter we also had in our office. I gave an Aukey keyboard to an assistant in my office, she loved the sound while I know her boss hated it, so like I said, probably one of the best presents I’ve ever given
Earlier today I was thinking I should start working on getting a replacement for my 26 year old IBM KB-8923; it will be sad if I’m unable to keep it going, but it is really showing its age, eg. the T key frequently skips.
Good use of a Meh coupon. My daughter wants a mechanical keyboard and we both have had great luck with Aukey stuff. The Toms review says the keys are equivalent to Cherry Blue’s. Sure it’s not as good as the Roccat Vulcan that I am typing this on but for $19 (with my IRK coupon) this is kind of a no brainer.
Blue switches are the “clickiest” switch out there. They are the loudest ones as well. Non-removable USB and north facing LED’s. Keyboard has decent reviews for the cheaper category. Good starter keeb as the kids say!
Essentially the keys will light up better. If you plan on replacing the key caps you might have an issue with certain styles bottoming out on the switch that will not affect the ability to type but might affect how much you like to type.
Sitting in front of the keyboard means North-facing LEDs give you indirect lighting effect from under the keys, and South-facing are more direct and thus brighter since they’re pointing towards you rather than away
Just got mine and unboxed it. It’s nice, actually. Not very heavy, lots of plastic of course, it doesn’t feel like a premium keyboard but it doesn’t feel like junk either. The key action actually feels really good but that click, though. It’s like it’s meant to be as loud as possible.
Going to swap it in and work for a while, and i may invest in a set of o-rings to see if they will quiet it down some if I like it enough to put in the effort.