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Nanoxia Ncore Retro Aluminum Mechanical Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Mar 14, 2017 4:23 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Nanoxia

DOOM & OVERWATCH

 

Gaming did take a bit of time to get reacquainted with smaller, round, keycaps again, but after a couple of days, we were right back in the mix. The Kailh White switches are close to the feel of a Cherry MX blue or Kailh Blue switch, so accidental key presses is something we did not have happen like we do with softer switch types. The eight preset groupings of LED lighting comes into play here, and we found it great to associate your hand at first. Although, since the light does not pass through the keys, it is not easy to see what key is what in a darkened room.

 

 

We do like the idea of customization to the LEDs as well, as you can either fine tune one of the defaults, or make the keyboard illuminate how you want it. Both in open world type maps as well as confined city maps, we found no issues moving, jumping, switching weapons, or even adjusting the volume when someone walks in. Functionally and as far as features, we feel the Ncore Retro Aluminum mechanical keyboard shows no issues in this department with no signs of ghosting or missing a keystroke.

 

 

Windows and Productivity

 

After using the Ncore Retro Aluminum keyboard for a while now, and typing up a few reviews with it, as a typist, we still like the design and found no issues with it long-term or when chatting in some form. The feel of the keys is strange at first, but once gotten used to, the speed and accuracy improve, and it ends up becoming second nature. Most users will not need more than 6-key rollover, but it is great for those that can type books a minute, the option for NKRO is handy.

 

The tactile bump helps to lessen the throw to help speed you along, but the click of the switches may not be for everyone. To us, we are on the side of the fence for clicky switches, and when at full go, the melody made from it is calming and soothing, as we appreciate the audible report since we look very little at the keyboard.

 

The heft of this keyboard is also a plus on both ends of the spectrum, as we had no issues keeping it in one place.

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