MP D20 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Brown Switches
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    MP D20 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Brown Switches

    Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard


    Enjoy the reliability, durability, and pleasant feel of genuine Cherry MX mechanical keyswitches combined with the beauty of 16.7 million colors from the full-spectrum RGB LED backlighting. The uncompromised quality continues with a heavy-duty wrist rest and double-injected keycaps, which ensures that the letters and numbers will never rub off or fade over time. Featuring an anti-ghosting design that allows for up to 64-key rollover, this USB keyboard includes a 2-port USB pass-through hub and 3.5mm microphone and speaker jacks.

    Whether you are a gamer or an office user or both, you will enjoy the flexibility and convenience of multiple profiles and on-board memory for storing customized settings and macros. This means that you can move the keyboard from computer to computer without the need to reconfigure it or even to install the included customization software.





     
    Genuine Cherry MX Keyswitches
    Macro Recording
    RGB LED Backlighting
    Genuine Cherry MX Keyswitches
    Macro Recording
    RGB LED Backlighting


    Genuine Cherry MX Keyswitches: You'll not only enjoy the pleasant feel of genuine Cherry MX mechanical keyswitches and the precision offered by their patented Gold Crosspoint contact technology, you'll enjoy them for many years with keyswitches rated for more than 50 million keypresses.

    Macro Recording: Use the included software application to create and manage custom macros to allow for multiple actions with the press of a single key. You can create macros by recording your keystrokes or through direct programming using the simple application interface.

    RGB LED Backlighting: Enjoy the splendor and beauty of 16.7 million colors with the RGB LED backlighting. You can choose one of the built-in LED color modes or create your own custom mode using the included software application.





    Genuine Cherry MX Keyswitches

    Genuine Cherry MX Keyswitches

    Cherry MX keyswitches are known for their superior design and construction. Their patented Gold Crosspoint contact technology ensures precise accuracy and long-term durability for more than 50 million keypresses, with a superior feel that allows for more accurate and quicker typing.




    RGB LED Backlighting

    Each keyswitch is individually lit by an RGB LED. This allows you to choose any individual color you fancy or to choose a multicolor or color cycling pattern. You can choose one of the built-in LED color modes or create your own custom mode using the included software application.

    RGB LED Backlighting



    64-key USB Rollover

    Most USB keyboards are limited to the standard USB six-key rollover, but this keyboard features a 64-key rollover option, ensuring that every key you press is registered by your game or application.



    Anti-Ghosting

    Ordinary membrane keyboards are susceptible to "ghosting" where the keyboard cannot distinguish between certain simultaneous keypress combinations and therefore produces no keypress at all. You may not notice it as a problem with the hardware design and simply write it off a failure on your part to press the keys in time. Mechanical keyboards, on the other hand, use individual switches for each key, allowing the keyboard to recognize any combination and simultaneous keypresses, up to the maximum 64-key rollover limit, regardless of which keys are presses.




    USB and Multimedia Hub

    USB and Multimedia Hub

    The keyboard features a 2-port pass-through USB hub, making it easy to connect a mouse, flash drive, or charge your phone. Additionally, it has 3.5mm microphone and speaker/headphone jacks, allowing for easy connections of traditional headsets or speakers.




    Double Injected Key Caps

    Many keyboard manufacturers reduce cost by using a white plastic keycap with black paint to form the letters and numbers. These look great for a while, but the paint will wear off with use, obliterating the letter. Rather than cut corners, we use double-injected keycaps made with white plastic for the numbers and black plastic for the surround keycap, ensuring that the letters will never fade with use and will look like new for years.

    Double Injected Key Caps


    Macro Recording

    Use the included software application to create and manage custom macros to allow for multiple actions with the press of a single key. You can create macros by recording your keystrokes or through direct programming using the simple application interface.



    Multiple Profiles and On-Board Memory

    You can save your custom macros and lighting options to one of the five profiles, allowing you to create custom setups for different games, for office use, or for use by multiple users. Additionally, the keyboard features on-board memory to save your settings locally, rather than on your computer, allowing you to move the keyboard from computer to computer without the need to reconfigure it or even to install the included customization software.




    Multimedia Controls

    Easily control the volume and playback of your music and videos with the multimedia keys.

    Multimedia Controls



    Heavy-Duty Wrist Rest

    Heavy-Duty Wrist Rest

    The removable wrist rest ensures that you can type and play in comfort for hours on end. The wrist rest attaches to the keyboard with an unbreakable, heavy-duty connection point.


     




     
    1 Year Warranty

    Warranty

    Monoprice not only stands behind every product we sell with a 1 year replacement warranty, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee as well! If the product you purchase does not satisfy your needs, send it back for a full refund.



    Quality at a Fair Price

    Quality at a Fair Price

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    Service & Support

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    Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
    Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
    Model 12515 12519
    Cherry MX Switch Type Brown Blue
    Backlighting RGB RGB
    Number of Colors 16.7 million 16.7 million
    Actuation Force 45 grams 45 grams
    Pressure Point Force 55 grams 55 grams
    Switching Point 2.0mm 2.0mm
    Total Travel 4.0mm 4.0mm
    Actuation Feel Soft Tactile Hard Tactile
    Audible Click  
    Rated Keypresses > 50 million > 50 million
     

     
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    Browse 16 questions Browse 16 questions and 23 answers
    The software doesn't seem to have the option to assign specific actions to keys, such as assigning two keys to control volume up/down, instead of having to hold the fn key. Will the software ever be updated??
    New User U on May 14, 2017
    I don't have a CD drive. Where can I download the drive?
    A shopper on Aug 2, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I've copied the single setup.exe to Google Drive, but MonoPrice doesn't allow HTML or links in these comments. "h t t p s : / / d r i v e . g o o g l e . c o m / o p e n ? i d = 0 B 4 r X 4 V t v 0 v I - e D N L S m 9 o S i 1 p b z g"
    Does the "included software application" run on a Mac or is it Windows only?
    Adrian M on Dec 13, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The included software application is currently for Windows machines at the moment. We will let you know if a Mac version comes out. Thank you!
    Does anyone happen to know the specs of the USB port? I was just wondering if it functioned at USB 3.0 speeds.
    A shopper on Jul 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: These USB ports are not USB 3.0.
    Do you have a video? How noisy is it?
    Adrian M on Dec 13, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, we do not have a video for this item yet but if you want to hear the noise it makes, you can always look up other Cherry MX brown switches videos for reference. Thank you!
    Is it possible to have our own program to control the LEDs? Or can I have a look at the software that you guys have?
    A shopper on Apr 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It may be possible that a 3rd party software could pick up the keyboard and provide control. However, we would not have any information regarding if there is a program that will work.

    Unfortunately we would not have the included software available for download via the website. Should you purchase the keyboard and wish to try it out, you are welcome to. We do offer a 30 day return policy should it not work out for you then you can return it. I hope this helps.
    Could some pictures of this keyboard with the lights on be taken? I'm very confused why an RGB keyboard is being advertised like a standard. Show it off :(
    Eduardo C on Jul 16, 2017
    Does this keyboard requires drivers to be installed?
    Timothy T on Feb 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Only if you want to change the backlight color. The keyboard works fine at the standard backlight settings (medium brightness, blue) without drivers under any OS.
    How can I toggle "Gmode" without switching to Profile 6? Currently the only way I can toggle off Gmode is by hitting Fn+F6, but that changes the color profile to purple.
    A shopper on Jul 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The only issue I see with Gmode is that it disables the Windows(or Command if you are on MAC OS) key.
    I like the white back light. But it turns on the Gmode. So after I switch to white back light, I use Fn + Windows to toggle it on/off.
    Is there a way to enable the windows key on the other profiles?
    A shopper on Aug 7, 2017
    MP D20 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Brown Switches
    MP D20 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Brown Switches
    MP D20 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Blue Switches
    MP D20 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Blue Switches
    BEST ANSWER: FN+Windows Key to toggle it on and off
    Can someone tell me what the indicator lights above the numpad mean?
    I know the G indicator is for gaming mode but what about the other two?
    A shopper on Aug 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Num lock active and caps lock active are the other two indicator lights.
    Is the brightness of the Backlit keyboard lights adjustable?
    A shopper on Nov 24, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Back light on keys is. The status lights are not.
    Is the keyboard all plastic or aluminium?
    Timothy T on Feb 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It's plastic, but it's a solid plastic. Think of the plastic of a standard $5 keyboard with a 10lb lead weight making up the bottom of it. It was much more solid than I expected in this price range.
    Are the key caps interchangeable? Love the keyboard, not crazy about the caps.
    Ben O on Aug 10, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yup. In fact I think I lot of people didn't like these caps so the put in new ones
    Does this keyboard have a standard bottom row? i.e. CTRL-1.25 | WIN-1.25 | ALT-1.25 | SPACE-6.25 | ALT-1.25 | FN-1.25 | OPTIONS-1.25 | CTRL-1.25
    A shopper on Jun 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. This keyboard will have a standard bottom row, as described in your question.
    preface: YES I HAVE THE SOFTWARE don't tell me to use the software.. I cant figure out where the colour settings are stored for the keyboard. the software doesn't let me enter in RGB numbers. its just a manual slider which is not very accurate.

    does anyone know where the configuration is stored? i couldn't figure it out in the registry and i checked appdata to no avail.
    David M on Jul 11, 2017
    4.2 / 5.0
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    Great except for the status lights
    I've had this for a few days now and like it except for one GLARING thing.

    The status lights (Num lock, Scroll lock abd the "G" light are bright bright white and do not dim or change color. I have had to stick 10 layers of frosted Stoch tape to dim them enough to not blind me while working.

    Support said there was not adjustment.

    To have to do this on a $114.00 keyboard is a shame.

    PROS: So far seems to work great

    CONS: Status lights are horrible
    July 11, 2017
    Good value, especially when on sale
    I bought this 2 months ago to replace an ancient Logitech Black Internet Keyboard (that still works, but some key-caps are getting worn too much to see, and I wanted to treat myself to a shiny mechanical switch keyboard).

    The MP D20 is definitely noisier than the old, but I'm happy to move up to a keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches. It's solid feeling (though plastic - it's a hefty plastic and the keyboard weighs a lot more than I expected; it doesn't move easily) and feels good for typing and gaming.

    I haven't loaded the drivers. What I want the keyboard to do (so far) is all selectable from the keyboard via Fn keys. I like the USB ports on-board - it keeps me from having the mouse cord run all the way back to the computer. I've tried the wrist rest a couple of times but keep removing it, as it doesn't seem to do much for me except take space. It's easily removed.

    I keep it on a low white light for the keyboard. The status lights don't dim, though - which is the major annoyance to this board in my opinion. One last thing on lighting: there are two lighted panels on the vertical front edge (below the space bar) that make decent night lights. If you have this in a bedroom, you might need to shut the lights off for sleep.

    The other annoyance to me is the font for the keys - it definitely doesn't match what is shown in the pictures, and it's kind of odd. E.g., 6 and G look very alike, 9 is an upside down G, and A is a Greek Delta with an open spot on the bottom. Basically, there are no closed characters, like 8 is open top and bottom to look like two broken chain links hooked together. I'm supposing this is due to how the keys are made, and closed sections would mean no support for (what Monoprice says is a double injected white/black key set) the black part of the key. You can see some of the true font used in the circular picture next to where it says "RGB LED Backlighting." I have a better picture if I can figure a way to show it here.

    I haven't found an LED lighted Cherry MX Brown switch keyboard for any less money than this one (and most without lights are the same or more than this with lights). I like mine (enough to be tempted to buy another on this current sale).

    I would give 5 stars for a more legible font on the keys and a replaceable cable (though the included cable is *nice* - fabric wrapped).
    July 3, 2017
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    awesome
    this is much better than their other red switch one. The light roll, the other one don't.
    September 14, 2017
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Favorite mechanical keyboard so far
    I tried a couple of cheaper keyboard from other manufacturers and the Logitech G710 and I like the MP D20 much better. Two USB ports is really handy and the drivers don't get in your way.
    January 4, 2017
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    Love it!
    No complaints so far. Everything works as advertised. Very nice.
    February 21, 2017
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Well made keyboard...
    Typing on this keyboard is wonderful! There were no mechanical or electrical issues with the keyboard and has been working well for the past month. The only critique I can think of is the font of the letters that are printed on the keys. It makes the letters kind of hard to read. But I consider that a minor issue. I have not had the keyboard long so I can’t speak to its endurance, but so far I like it!
    December 28, 2016
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Pretty good
    So this was my first mechanical keyboard so I don't know how it compares with the other brands. I currently have used this keyboard for a month now and for one it works well and does the job. You can change how the lights illuminate right from the keyboard and you can customize it using the software that comes with it. The keys are nice not too loud. Overall, better experience than when typing with the keyboards that I used previously(Laptop and membrane keyboard that comes with buying pre-built computers).
    September 9, 2017
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Types like a dream
    This is my fourth mechanical keyboard and I think I found one that finally got it right. The keys feel and sound great (the brown keys have the impact sound, but not the added "click" that blue keys have).

    As far as the RGB goes, it's great that I can program every key (and all keys) from the software to whatever color/effect I want, my last one made me use the keyboard alone to program the colors which was tedious at best and left the "program" button un-programmable.

    I don't know that the wrist rest makes or breaks the rating, but I do find myself using it all the time, so it's a nice little bonus, and it does look a little weird if you take it off.
    September 6, 2017
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Totally worth the 46 bucks.
    Software could be better but overall a great piece of hardware.
    August 29, 2017
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    good keyboard, software could be better
    Just like the title. but the software for the keyboard is garbage with barely any instructions to explain how it works. which is why I am giving it 4 stars.
    July 26, 2017
    Purchased
    3 months ago

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