Sharkoon comes with mechanical keyboard with rgb lighting

Dec

16

2015

Sharkoon brings a mechanical keyboard with adjustable backlight and switches Kailh. Furthermore, the Shark Zone MK80 RGB provide programmable memory and a polling rate of 1000Hz.

The keyboard is available with Kailh Red- or Brown switches, with the color codes match those of the more famous Cherry switches, though there is some difference in weight and contact or actuatiepunt, or the point where the key to the real ‘click’ makes. The specs sheet also mentions a version with Blue switches, but if this is also available in the UK, it is not yet clear. The contact is with the Red- and Brown Switch 2mm and the Blue 1.9mm. Furthermore, the Red- and Brown version has no audible click, all that is felt at the Brown. The Blue has a tactile and audible click.

Besides these differences, the keyboards also agree in what they have to offer. The M80 keyboards all have a removable armrest and rgb backlighting in sixteen million colors. The lighting is separately by pressing the button set via software and is dimmable to 25 percent of the light intensity or completely off. Even if the software is not installed, various pre-programmed light effects on or off.

In the upper right is the multimedia section with an integrated USB hub and a mini-jack connection for both the headphones and the microphone. The multimedia keys are part of the function keys. It is also possible for each key to be set in its own macro and these settings are stored in the memory of the board itself, so that settings are not lost.

The Sharkoon Shark Zone MK80 RGB Red and Brown are available immediately for a suggested retail price of 139.90 euros. For now the board with Blue switches is not available in the Netherlands and Belgium. A spokesman for Sharkoon says Tweakers against that demand for Blue switches in the EU is low, in contrast to Asia.

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