Pros: Mechanical key switches provide a positive tactile feel and sound feedback resulting in enjoyable typing and fewer mistakes.
Cons: It is not as hefty and solid as old Northgate Omnikey and IBM keyboards having similar tactile-feedback mechanical keys. It suffers from inadequate rubber base pads and flip-down stands. It is noisier than most keyboards.
Summary: This keyboard is so wonderful to type on. I have been wanting a mechanical for a while now and for this price range this one is perfect. The only flaw i can find is the sound is very attenuated through the keyboard headphone jack. Use the one on the computer.
Summary: Generally, this keyboard is a good deal. It is well built and works well. My problem: the key combination Left Shift F5 is hard coded as a multimedia command. I use this key combination all day long while I am programming. So having to learn a new key combination is not worth the price of this keyboard.
Summary: This is a well-built and attractive product. Hardcore gamers might seek more in terms of backlighting and profile keys, but it suits my needs well, and I've yet to explore all of the features.
Best mechanical keyboard since the Northgate Omni!
21 February 2011
Summary: We have several new computers and all came with pretty lame plastic keyboards with less than full-size keyboards with rearranged arrow pgup pgdn keys; just a terrible idea. This WONDERFUL mechanical keyboard from Adesso reminds me of the old Northgate OmniKey keyboards from the early 1990s that were the rage for 10 years or more. It's a rugged, heavy, FULL size layout, the keys stick up far enough, the mechanical dedent is firm and consistent but not too loud.
Summary: I've used it for a week now and I love this keyboard, it is really good. I really like how the keyboard feel really strong, I mean, it feels that it wont break in a few months. I really like it.
Summary: Although my left CTRL key failed after not too long, I think it's due to me spilling liquid in that area of the keyboard, I cannot really blame Adesso. Being an MX-Blue switch mechanical keyboard, it makes maybe a bit more noise than you would expect, I would not recommend for open-area workplaces (it might annoy your coworkers). In that case, you might want to search for an MX-Black or even MX-Brown keyboard.