Select Series - Full Size Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard
    Product # 13785
    Select Series - Full Size Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard
    Product # 13785
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    Select Series - Full Size Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard


    Continuing to bring value in professional grade products, Monoprice has refreshed its line of mechanical keyboards. This new series provides performance profiles for both mechanical RED and BLUE switches.

    It has full NKRO, so you will never miss a beat when ducking behind cover or providing covering fire. There is no need to break the bank to experience the pleasure of mechanical key switches; enjoy professional grade performance at half the price of other keyboards!

    Monoprice gaming keyboards are designed for competitive play, crafted with high quality components and materials, and offer the great feel and responsiveness you need when victory is essential. They deliver incredible responsiveness and precision to elevate your game to the next level.

    Our expertly designed anti-ghosting technology provides flawless control even when you're pressing multiple keys at once. Monoprice mechanical keyboards have individual switches with dedicated diodes, so every key press results in an input and is 100% ghost free without tradeoff or compromise.

    The stiff suspension chassis and the laser-etched keys are made for durability so they won't degrade over time. 

    • Professional Performance: Mechanical keys switches built to last. Red and blue switches catering to either light or heavy touch preference during use.
    • Ghost busters, never miss a key stroke! 0 Input latency and no ghosting on keystrokes.
    • Super fast typist? Large hands? No problem! You have the ability to depress up to 10 keys at once and register each keystroke.
    • Full size keyboard.
    • Premium cable breakout: Fully braided cable.

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    18 Reviews

    85.56% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Great keyboard slightly odd layout

    • Greg,
    •  Oberlin, OH 
    • 3/27/2016 5:04:50 PM

    Pros: Great feel
    Great clickiness
    Stellar price

    Cons: Strange backslash and pipe key location for an otherwise ANSI keyboard
    Not all function keys (F8 in particular) can be mapped to have two roles when the FN key is pressed

    For the price, this MX Cherry keyboard can't be beat. But, be aware it has a slightly odd layout if you're used to touch typing on the standard American layout: the backslash key is to the left of the enter key, instead of above it. (This is as it would be on an ISO keyboard except without the split left shift key that is standard on most ISO keyboards.)

    Mac users will be happy to know that the printed media functions work but if you want to have spaces, expose, dashboard you'll need to set those up either in system preferences or with a keyboard remapper like Karabiner. If you want the official mac layout function keys, you can do this with Karabiner and a set of Mac function key caps from WASD. But see below about F8 if you chose to go that route.

    One small annoyance: Function + F8 turns on a "Game Mode" on the keyboard, but does not send any message to the operating system. So, if you like mapping function keys to default to system commands like dashboard, expose, etc... and act as function keys when the Fn button is pressed, you'll only be able to do one or the other for F8.

    All-in-all, a very good keyboard at a really great price.

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    I wish it was full ISO or ANSI, but it's a great keyboard.

    • Justin,
    •  South Bend, IN 
    • 3/24/2016 1:34:41 PM

    Pros: Well built
    Nice and clicky
    Fn keys are functional and unobtrusive
    LEDs on caps/scroll/num are perfectly lit
    Gaming function for windows keys
    Keycaps are textured for accurate typing
    Beautiful font
    Cherry compatible stems

    Cons: ANSI/ISO hybrid makes buying a full set impossible
    Non-detachable cable
    The keyboard is a bit tall, you'll need a wrist rest.

    The Monoprice Select series is fantastic for people wanting to explore the vast world of mechanical keyboards. At an entry level price with a high-end build quality and good set of starter keycaps. The only gripe I have is the key layout is a combination of ISO and ANSI, which makes it nearly impossible to buy one full keyset. Fortunately, you can by either the ISO enter key or the ANSI left Shift key by itself to complete a set for only a few bucks, but you'll have an extra key you won't be able to use every time you buy a set, which is the cheapest option for buying caps.

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    Good Keyboard with quirks: ISO layout missing Windows Menu key

    • Andre Alforque,
    •  Buffalo Grove, IL 
    • 3/23/2016 12:36:07 PM

    Pros: Mechanical keyboard
    Great feedback while typing

    Cons: Keyboard layout
    Missing Windows "Menu" key.

    I've been using the new keyboard for a couple weeks. Moved from a stock keyboard to a mechanical keyboard. The feel of the keys as I'm typing is great. I really enjoy the positive feedback from the keys as I type.

    I'm still not accustomed to the vertical return/enter key. I frequently find myself hitting the relocated backslash (\)/pipe () key. The new location also affects the rare usage of OR operator while coding.

    The Windows "menu" key is replaced with a "Fn" key. A rare relic that I use when in Outlook. I rarely/never use the multimedia buttons accessible used in conjunction with this "Fn" key perhaps I could find a way to remap it.

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    Very affordable mechanical keyboard with solid build

    • Anonymous,
    •  Denair, CA 
    • 3/22/2016 10:09:59 AM

    Pros: Solid build quality, Mechanical switches, Basic function/media keys, PRICE

    Cons: Abnormal enter key and \ key layout, No backlight (pro for some), Poorly selected font on keys

    To those looking for a first mechanical keyboard, get this if it's on sale. I got two for $35 each, and I doubt you'll find that good of a price elsewhere. Mine has blue Otemu switches, which feel pretty good. I don't have Cherry MX switches to compare it to, I mostly use vintage keyboards. All in all, nothing fancy in terms of features, but it's great to type on. I tested a bit, and there's by no means true NKRO on it, but it does typically have a higher key rollover than all my regular membrane keyboards (depends on the key combinations).
    The day I got my first mechanical was the day I realized how terrible my OEM Dell keyboard really was.

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    Ignore the price, it's just a plain good keyboard

    • Luke Kire,
    •  Sacramento, CA 
    • 3/22/2016 8:09:29 AM

    Pros: Feels good, nice sound, decent size, excellent value. Font looks pretty cool. Comes with a keycap puller.

    Cons: Enter Key is one of those..... Ugly layouts.

    I have a DasKeyboard, a spring buckling IBM and a Red CMstorm cherry red gaming keyboard, but none feel anything like typing on this one. It's just a good key switches and caps combo that feels enjoyable and effortless. The Enter Key Layout is one of least desired, but that's preference, It still gets five stars considering it holds ground with some higher end keyboards. I haven't had it for very long, but I hope it lasts. I would recommend this for anyone interested in clicky keyboards to get started.

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