Summary: So about 2 months ago, i was looking around for 80~ dollar mechanical keyboards, i was going to get the razer blackwidow tournament edition because of their cherry mx blue keys, but then they were sold out, and i was recommended by the staff to get this keyboard. So i got it and i'm loving it, the only thing i want is backlight, i kind of miss the backlight from my old membrane keybaord.
Pros: Great design, love the aluminum, very hard to get dirty,looks brand new even after 2 months, cables nice and strong, the keys are nice, the cherry mx reds are amazing to game on and type on. Great for LAN parties, because it's tenkeyless and has a detachable cable. Overall great keyboard for a great price (got it on sale for 70)
Cons: No backlight, probably wouldnt have gotten it for 100 dollars
Summary: This keyboard is amazing. I'm used to the mac keyboard, so this one is similar in size. This keyboard also fits well on my desk. I got an upper body injury and typing on regular keyboards would bother me, now with this keyboard it's a lot better and I could get more work done and game again. The keys are very smooth to press and you only need to press the key a little for it to activate.
Pros: * The best word to describe the k65 is 'Minimalist" which is what I was going for. It does not have a 10-key, but the keys it does have are full sized. It has basic volume and stop/play/pause/FF/RW and a windows button disable, and that's about it for extras. The color scheme is black/gray and if it wasn't for the slightly off color WASD there would be nothing signifying it as a 'Gaming' keyboard. The back plate is a nice brushed metal finish, and the space bar is tex...
Summary: I don't like the particular sound of this keyboard. It seems pretty loud. The typing is almost cheap sounding, especially the spacebar. This may be from the plastic keys against the brushed aluminum (?) keyboard, with its open design and no sound muffling like you would get from a rubberized plastic base.
Pros: Smooth typing on the low-resistance "Red" Cherry MX keys. If you can get used to relaxing and not pressing these keys down all the way, it's like gliding on butter. I'm a programmer, not a gamer, and I tend to type harder. I probably need "Blue" keys.
Cons: Mine has an issue with one key. The backslash key often repeats itself, once going down, and a second time going up. It's annoying, but not something I would return the whole keyboard over. This problem started recently. I just examined that key switch, and it's perfectly clean and not sticking, so it seems like something electronic.
Summary: The keyboard is definitely well designed. Compared to the Ducky Shine II that I had, I do prefer the Costar Stabilizer of the k65. My only complain is that the mute button is not a responsive as the volume up/down buttons. I have to press hard for it to register. My other complain is the keyboard does not come with keycap puller or another set of wasd keycaps, I would of liked to have them in black.