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The Planck EZ 47 Key Keyboard Hits Pre-order

Comment: We’re a big fan of SFF stuff here (well duh!). Some of us have only SFF systems, whilst some go the whole hog – SFF peripherals, cars, houses… you get what I mean. For those who love SFF keyboards, the Planck EZ 47 Key is ready for pre-order. Whilst the minimalist aesthetic and form factor may not be for all, this should please some in the SFF Keyboards forum thread.  Eschewing a numpad, function keys, amongst much more, this is simplicity. As a 104 key enthusiast (I demand a numpad!), this isn’t my thing, but to each their own! …
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CES 2019: Corsair

Corsair, proprietors of peripherals, memory, cooling and even complete systems put on a display for interested press, and interested we were. Let’s dive in and see what they had on display. A better look at the low profile Cherry MX keyswitches that Corsair uses in some of their products. This is the same form factor as CoolerMaster will be using in their new keyboard. This particular keyboard is 21mm thick and its thinnest; And just under 27mm thick at the thickest point. The Corsair One has had a major upgrade, featuring current generation CPUs and GPUs. Yep, that’s ASRock’s Little …
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CES 2019: CoolerMaster

CoolerMaster was on our rounds of the CES convention today, showcasing many a new keyboard and some news! They now have an in-house PSU development team. They want to be able to compete with EVGA and Corsair in PSU sales. They showcased the design and it looked very clean and professional, something that others will have to strive for provided they use premium components. Again, they were very clean. There was no SFF stuff on show, but they showcased the 60% CK620 keyboard, using Cherry MX Low-Profile red switches. They may offer silver once the exclusive ends with Corsair. The …
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DREVO’s Blademaster – Knobs, Keyboards and Kickstarters

Launched as a Kickstarter project some months ago, Drevo’s Blademaster keyboard has become the “most backed keyboard Kickstarter (campaign) ever”. As keyboard fans, we kept an eye on the project, and were pleased to see the campaign go without a hitch, thus far. With the campaign behind us, we have been sent a sample to check out and pass judgement on. With a customisable knob, RGB all the things, and a unique aesthetic, the Blademaster stands out on it’s own just from a first glance. Will the user experience match up? Let’s see. The Promise Beginning as a Kickstarter campaign, …
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Drevo’s Calibur – 70% Keyboard, 100% Mechanical

Recently, we reviewed the Drevo Tyrfing V2, a US$60 keyboard competing with the big guns. Hot on the heels of this, across the test bench slides in the Drevo Calibur, a Bluetooth 70% tenkeyless board with a similar featureset, but smaller! At US$55.99 on Drevo’s official web store, ArmYourDesk.com, the Calibur is a slightly cheaper keyboard than the aforementioned Tyrfing V2, but it sits in a slightly different product category to compensate. The ultra small 71 key layout, forgoing seperate F-keys, is an interesting take on shrinking one’s keyboard, and it’s one that I feel has some merit. Let’s dive …
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DREVO Launches the BladeMaster on Kickstarter

Press Release: When a new post is marked a such, the content is copied verbatim from the company’s release, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Small Form Factor Network or Minutiae LLC. DREVO Pitches Its Ultimate Gaming Keyboard with Genius-Knob on Kickstarter – DREVO BladeMaster DREVO has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its breakthrough gaming keyboard named BladeMaster, featuring a programmable knob and some self-developed techs. As a forum-based team that has spent 14-month on this project and gathered suggestions from thousands of users, obviously there should be some surprises waiting for us to explore. Kickstarter link: https://kck.st/2qZ0eM1 …
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Drevo’s Tyrfing V2 Mechanical Keyboard – Rock Solid Value

I’m relatively new to the world of modern mechanical keyboards. I note “modern” as I am well versed in the feel and use of early IBM, Amiga and Commodore keyboards of various types! I’ve been watching the modern keyboard market with interest though, with the various switch manufacturers offering various options depending on how you wish your board to feel, sound and look. Today I will be looking at one of the more recent offerings, Drevo’s Tyrfing V2, a tenkey-less board with what on the surface seems to be a solid construction, and RGB “goodness”. Retailing on Amazon.com for US$59.99 …