Select Series - Full Size Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard
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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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    What's tyle brand of the switches?
    A shopper on Jul 14, 2017
    Is this a ps/2 compatible keyboard? or what is the default interface?
    Dharmendra P on Jul 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It is USB. If you have a USB-ps2 converter, it should work just fine!
    I just bought this, but I cant figure out how to get the F keys to work to change sound, mute, etc. when i plug it in the keyboard functions but these keys do nothing. Is there a way to make them work?
    A shopper on Jan 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: There is a Fn key located underneath the RIGHT SHIFT key, holding the Fn button then will allow for the control of F1-F7 extra function keys. This works in Win8/8.1/10 and in Server2012 with no extra software. If this does not work the Fn key may be non-functioning or another issue that was not reported.
    Can all the keycaps be removed and replaced?
    A shopper on Jun 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, all keycaps can be removed and replaced as long as they are compatible with Cherry MX stems.
    4.4 / 5.0
    47 Reviews
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    Good keyboard
    This is my first mechanical keyboard and I like it. The only reason for the 4 instead of 5 rating is the Enter key shape/position is something I'm not used to. Having the "\" key where I normally hit Enter is going to take getting used to. But overall, the feel of typing on this is much more rewarding than on a standard membrane keyboard.

    PROS: Good entry into mechanical keyboard
    Value

    CONS: Enter key is something I need to get used to
    December 11, 2015
    Better than das Keyboard & half the price
    I've had mine for a couple weeks and it's got a nice crisp feel (blue keys) to it. I even like the slightly odd 'Enter' key because it's perfectly placed and the extra space is much appreciated (I'm an 80 wpm typist and the larger Enter key just makes it easier to find when zipping thru text). Over-all very pleased. I ordered another and am am trying to think up reasons I may need a third.

    PROS: Good solid crisp keystroke returns, sounds and tactile just right. Seems solidly built, very pleased, especially when compared to my $120 das Keyboards (which I know has lots of fans but feels cheap and flimsy to me).

    CONS: I really don't like what I refer to as the "Klingon" font, the idiot who designed it should be sacked (but after a week I got used to it). The keyboard is physically great, but the font is the weirdest I've ever seen on a keyboard.
    January 18, 2016
    Entry Level Value
    The biggest factor to consider here is of course the price. The keyboard goes for $49. If you do a direct comparison with similar switches, you will find that this keyboard is hard to beat compared to the competition (cherry mx switches are more expensive but do not necessarily offer an advantage except for having more stringent quality control than gateron and kailh).I do wish that the box and the initial information about the keyboard had included that these were gateron switches as many people will automatically assume that they are cherry mx simply because they dominate the market so much. I have had this keyboard since the week before Christmas of 2015 and it is great so far. I do wish there was a TKL offering of this keyboard and hopefully they offer brown switches in the future. A TKL brown switch for 40-50 here will easily get my money. My cons are not major detractors especially for the value that is presented here but merely minor gripes.

    PROS: Gateron Switches
    Solid Material
    The clicks and the clacks feel so satisfying
    Price
    No flex or creak from the board when stressing it

    CONS: No Manual
    Enter Key takes some getting used (Not a real con but I certainly prefer ANSI over ISO keyboard layouts)
    The font certainly takes some getting used (I rarely look at the keyboard anyways)
    Gaming keyboard advertised but it does not use a braided cable.
    January 20, 2016
    Great bargain for a mechanical switch keyboard
    I use this keyboard daily and find the build quality, responsiveness and overall experience with it very positive. The switch actuation is very good and in line for my expectation of blue switches. I use this keyboard for work and have been very pleased with it. As some reviews note the layout is a little different with an larger than normal ENTER key as well as unique character placement and fonts on the key caps but overall this is a very nice product.

    PROS: Price
    Build Quality
    Good Performance
    September 9, 2016
    A great entry into mechanical keyboards with a few small caveats
    I got this while it was on sale for $35 with free shipping (woo!) as my first foray into the world of mechanical keyboards for daily use, and I must say I'm impressed with what I got for that price.

    Despite its generic Cherry MX Blue knockoff switches (Outemu brand), the keyboard seems relatively sturdy, and the keystrokes feel consistent. There isn't a metal backplate, but for the price I didn't expect one anyways. The layout is standard except for the enter key, which is in the European ISO layout rather than the ANSI layout more common in the USA. This can take some getting used to, although I haven't had too much trouble since I like the slightly larger target for my pinky.

    The cable is long enough to thread behind my desktop, so that's not a problem. It's not braided, but, again, for the price do you really expect it to be? I have yet to see if the connections will last without fraying. I don't plan on moving the keyboard much, so I'm hoping it'll last a while.

    Now, the bit of the keyboard that was a bit iffy was the keycaps. On most keys, all four corners have small raised bumps which are nice to help you feel the key, but can lead to a little bit of sensory overload if, say, you're trying to find the home row key bumps on the F and J keys. Monoprice includes a key puller, but you'll find that the included keycaps are a little flimsy-feeling and made of thin plastic. This never presented as a problem unless I tried to pull them off, and I can't feel the flimsiness during regular usage.

    Unfortunately, if you or the people around you are annoyed by the loudness of MX Blues, you won't be able to fix that with this keyboard unless you spend a little more extra money than you might think. Because of the thin stems on these keycaps, O-ring modifications won't have an effect as the key will still bottom out and make the "clacking" sound. If you want to make that mod, you'll need to buy an entirely new set of keycaps.

    All in all, this keyboard was a wonderful purchase and a good way to see if I wanted to use mechanical keyboards for work and daily use. There are a few issues, but for the price I didn't expect a perfect keyboard. Don't expect the level of quality/design from a Corsair, Rosewill, or Razer with real Cherry switches. Instead, buy this keyboard with the mindset that, despite a few small issues, it's a cheap, decently durable and reliable keyboard. And hey, the money you save can go towards a nicer one in the future!

    PROS: Price!
    Sturdy for the cost
    Great entry into mechanical keyboards
    No issues with QC, or major design flaws

    CONS: Lower cost means lower quality in several aspects, mainly build materials
    Keycaps included are a little flimsy and do not support O-ring modification
    September 5, 2016
    Keyboard review
    This is an excellent keyboard, especially if you're a touch typist and like the tactile mechanical switch feel and sound. I find I type best on it when I go fully "touch" instead of the lazy half and half that I usually fall into.

    I'm using it on Ubuntu Linux and it was plug `n play - even the upper function keys to control speaker volume and media players work. I'm still getting used to the unusual shape of the Return key, but I think this too shall pass.

    Recommended!
    August 27, 2016
    Great mechanical keyboard for the price
    Finally decided to get away from the membrane keyboards and get a mechanical keyboard. This keyboard is great. The only thing that I would want differently is the Enter key. I'm used to a standard Enter key (long horizontal key) as opposed to the vertical key on this keyboard. I find myself hitting the "\" key sometimes when hitting Enter. Needs getting used to.

    But overall, very satisfied with the purchase.

    PROS: Great Value
    Satisfying feel and sound when typing
    I think I can type faster with this keyboard

    CONS: Enter key not my preferred shape/location
    February 7, 2016
    Good but know this...
    Very enjoyable keyboard and great for office workers who don't want backlighting but still want a solid keyboard that works perfectly. Other people have noted the slightly non-standard key layout but this isn't a dealbreaker for me. Just want to point out that the product description seems to have been copied from other parts and doesn't apply 100% to this keyboard.

    This keyboard has blue switches that are nice and "clicky" but does not have a braided cable as described in the product page.

    PROS: Seems solid enough to weather any punishment. Great price and no backlighting (didn't want any). Great for office use.

    CONS: Weird font and keycap design. Has an indicator light for gaming mode but without instructions in the box I can't tell if there's a way to enable it.
    March 16, 2016
    Great Value for the money
    I Wanted to pick up a mechanical keyboard for work as I have a mechanical/gaming keyboard at home and they are definitely superior. Being that it was going to be used for work I didn't need any of the lights or features they add to most of them for gaming. The Monoprice keyboard is a great value with no frills.
    February 14, 2017
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Mechanical keyboard
    If you have never used a high quality keyboard, which by definition has mechanical switches below the keys, then real pleasure awaits you when you make the switch. The font is generally good with a peculiar Q and J why? Key layout differs from my Hp but that is expected and takes a bit getting used to worth it. Gamers love this type of keyboard but this one lacks back lighting and fancy stuff, which is expected on theirs, so it costs a lot less. I have not seen its equal anywhere near its price point, which for me was $36 on sale. Assuming it does not malfunction, this is a real deal: do try it.

    PROS: High quality with great touch for general use at a price that makes it a best buy. I have a very nicely equipped Hp Elite minitower and this keyboard just blows their away.

    CONS: Gamers, look elsewhere and expect to spend more, sometimes lots more.
    July 23, 2016

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