Summary: While it seems to be a pretty sturdy, true mechanical keyboard, there are obvious quality issues from my experience and the reviews on Newegg as well as other sites. I don't know about you, but I'm not really excited about having to trade in my keyboard every 6-12 months because something fails on it. So please consider this before purchasing.
Pros: The Zibal 60 is a nice and sturdy keyboard. I haven't tried slamming it into my desk in a fit of rage, but I think it would hold up better than most keyboards; it's pretty rugged.
Cons: A lot of people have been complaining about keys wearing out and whatnot. I've owned the keyboard for about 10 months and have not had that issue. Of course, I don't use it for 15 hours a day or anything, but still, no issues there in my case. However, the full "on" illumination mode (meaning all the keys are lit up) just went out from out of nowhere. I can change between "off" and "WASD" illumination, but the full "on" no longer works. I contacted Mionix about this y...
Summary: It's not often that I review a product unless I really want to have my opinion heard, but I had to in this case since I see a few complaining customers. I can say that no matter what keyboard you buy you're going to wear your keys down if you spend more than a couple hours on the computer a day, utilizing the keyboard extensively; so that should not be a factor to determine the value of this keyboard.
Pros: Durable keystrokes. Fairly Quiet when typing vigorously. The lower threshold to application of keys is effectively beneficial for when you want to type fast, or you're playing computer games and there's a more prompt response to your fingers actions. Having the threshold between key presses, makes for less work that your hands have to do, and therefore doesn't cause your hands to get as tense if you are playing or typing for long hours. This is a rock solid keyboard. ...
Cons: No cons. Quality Keyboard, and quality products in general. Highly recommend their mice as well, for people that use their equipment a lot for extensive/professional gaming, etc.
Summary: I got this from newegg in Oct. 2012. Overall it's an excellent keyboard, I love the feel of the mechanical black cherry switches. It's aesthetic is simple yet geared for my tastes, and it has multiple functions that are easy to access and practical. Mionix customer service is excellent. I'm using my second one right now, as the backlights went out on the first one.
Pros: Looks great, feels even better, practical and versatile
Cons: backlights keep going out, this is my second one to own, neither have lasted a combined total of 8 months
Summary: Will never buy another Mionix product. The Naos 8200 has been great since I've had it but dealing with Mionix support regarding the Zibal has been a nightmare. If you must purchase this keyboard, buy an extended warranty from Newegg -- you'll need it.
Pros: Pretty standard keyboard if it works
Cons: It frequently stops working and takes a few seconds to get back up, I may have to unplug and plug it back in, I may have to reboot, and I may even have to plug in a replacement until it decides to start working again. I've had it die out on me a few times now where I'm forced to just switch to another keyboard in the meantime until it decides to fix itself. It doesn't work on any computers during this time, while other keyboards work without issue. The LED lights on a...
Summary: Was a good keyboard until certain keys stopped being responsive. Then the backlighting went almost completely (only wasd works). I know things break but that's what warranties are for and I have e-mailed Mionix a million times and no response. Do not buy!
Summary: All and all a good keyboard if you can get a good one out of them and IF the would provide working replacement when you don't. Can't believe the game they are playing with me to get a good replacement!
Pros: Solid build, backlit keys, good wrist rest, all mechanical keys, built in USB 2.0 hub, audio pass thru
Cons: Have 2 of these. Had the one I was using have keys stop working and put in RMA for replacement. They sent me a replacement board that had many keys that did not work. They had me send back again. They sent me one that was even worse and now don't respond to email when I request a good replacement. I think they have QA and stock issues. They also had paint coming off of key caps. They sent me entire set of replacement keys. I had to do all the work to replace. Believe ...
Summary: if your a light fan i dont recommend this cause i for one this the lighting is great but i do believe alot of people out their like their lights verrrry bright.
Pros: Like everyone has said so far this keyboard is solid. Its sturdy, no ghosting so far easy to use plain design and convenient. This is my first mionix keyboard at first was skeptical but just said why not. The grip on these keyboard is solid
Cons: price. i mean corsair and other companies are probably 10-20$ cheaper for the same keyboard. i only got this for the additional usb/ audio/mic ports. with the green light.
Pros: Solid, heavy and reliable. I can't recommend this keyboard enough.
Cons: Original key caps wore down relatively quickly(fairly high use, but the logitech G13 I had before for 4 years hasn't worn down) but Mionix was very quick in not only sending me a replacement for the keys that were worn, but an entire replacement set.