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Everglide DKTBoard – A new dimension to gaming clickities?

The DKTBoard has a rather unique key-travel. Unlike short key-travel laptop keyboards, the DKTBoard actually offers tactility and feedback that makes typing a joy. This review is typed on the DKTBoard and I’ve been losing a quite a few typo-errors along the way. Not a bad sign for a poor typist like myself. Another interesting thing was the way the keyboard that actually stayed on the table surface. A lot of keyboards do not have the traction to stay on the surface to deal with lateral forces that comes from typing. No finger is truly, vertically, pistonic after all. Gamers will love to know the fact that the keyboard remains responsive when hammered with many simultaneous keystrokes, I had a great time pwning the ass out of my geekmates in our VR-Zone geekpad! 6 keys pressed at once is no problems at all!

Then again, if you were bionic man, with pistonic touch-typing fingers, you shouldn’t be reading this.

The position of some of the function keys on the DKTBoard deviates from that of more traditional designs, and does take some time to accustom to. All these in maximum effort by Razer to compact the load of lanpartyers. Otherwise, the Everglide is essentially problem free, with nothing acting up during our period of use. I refrain from using flawless to describe this keyboard simply because there still exists some room for improvement. The USB cable could for example take on a Techflex sleeve (as used on the Logitech G5) to provide some form of strain relief for the PVC insulated cable.

For gracing my work desk, churning out this review, and aiding my navigation through Shangri-La, the DKTBoard gets away with 80 VRMarks. Your mileage may vary, so for those who’ve tried the DKTBoard and detest it, here’s a message I’d love to share with Razer. 😉

Picture credits to Razer =D

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