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Enthusiast Backlit Full Size OUTEMU 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. The refreshed backlit series comes with either RED or BLUE switches, multicolor and multipattern lighting options, and with braided cables to complete the look. 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. The MP Backlit series has over 90 LEDs that provide outstanding illumination even in bright light.
- Professional Performance: Mechanical keys switches built to last. Red and blue switches catering to either light or heavy touch preference during use.
- Full LED illumination means you will never be left in the dark: Some keyboards support backlighting with fully dimming support, each key switch has a built in LED.
- 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.
- User's Manual (Nov 18, 2015)
Questions and Answers
Good keyboard for the price, mechanical keyboards normally seem to go for more. I would definitely recommend this for entry into the mechanicals. The 7 rating is more for the amount of inaccuracies in the listing.
PROS: Great keyboard with a nice weight to it. Seems to be of a good quality.
CONS: The information on the Monoprice site is inaccurate. Specifically, the description shows "Premium cable breakout: Fully braided cable" which is incorrect, it is not braided. Also, the 5th picture of the keyboard shows various LED colors which is not the case, there is just the one white color. The instructions for the keyboard were completely wrong, luckily a quite chat with support got me an email with the correct directions.
PROS: Keyswitches feel nice, Keyboard feels solid, led effects are neat, sounds great, nice solid rubber cable, you can disable the windows key (FN+Left windows key) and more, feels easy to get used to
CONS: The pictures monoprice lists are a little outdated, no multicolor led, a little loud, enter key is a bit different
PROS: Great quality switches
Great LED backlighting
And even though it is still somewhat clicky, none of my co-workers have complained about the sound. The backlit keys are nice when the lights are turned off in the offcie.
PROS: The reduced keyforce and smooth action of the keys is not a problem for fast touch typing at all.
Greatly reduce tightness in my hands from the RSI.
The keyboard looks better in person than it does in the photo here.
CONS: Slightly clicky. In some offices you may need to add the o-rings to quiet it down. Cable is not braided as specified or replaceable, but it seems durable enough anyway.
In a home office you may not like the way the backlighting lights up the room, but you can just save about $10 and get the othewise identical non-backlit version.
PROS: + Switches have great tactile action. Better than Logitech G710 in my opinion.
+ The useless Palm rest is detachable.
CONS: - LED PWM is low frequency and thus the light strobes are visible.
- Included manual is for a different model. Download the one from the product page.
PROS: Overall Construction
CONS: Large keys squeak
enter key being iso
Hard to remove useless plastic that's at the wrist area (at least its removable)
It is IMPORTANT to note that the instruction sheet which comes with the keyboard is WRONG. You will drive yourself crazy trying to get it to work right. Download the correct instruction manual from the same Monoprice product page that you ordered from.
PROS: Good mechanical keyboard.
CONS: Wrong instructions included. (See review)
PROS: Works perfectly. Everything I hoped for.
PROS: very sturdy
PROS: Solid keyboard
Cheap, without feeling cheap.
CONS: The instructions that come in the box are wrong, so make sure to download the manual from this site. Inconvenient, but not really an issue.