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Sharkoon Skiller Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 6)

By Chad Sebring from Aug 20, 2012 @ 22:39 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Sharkoon

Inside the Sharkoon Skiller

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After removing what had to be 20 or so screws, I was able to remove the back half of the keyboard to get a look inside. What you find first is the plastic wiring membrane that the rubber dome switches make contact with. If I were to lift this out of the way you would see that all of the keys have individual switches. For that reason I didn't want to go any further and risk spending another hour placing switches.

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The green PCB in the last image controlled the LEDs for the lock keys, but the S logo at the front of the keyboard gets its own individual LED. You also notice it is offset a bit, that way you get the glow and not the glare from looking directly down on the LED.

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Putting the board back together I figured I would swap out the gaming keys with the regular keys on the keyboard. You can see the rubber domes under each switch and remember, they aren't on a membrane like most, so it may complicate cleaning this later.

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Once all eight keys were on the board I stepped way back to show you the other variation this keyboard offers with only a minute of your time.

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With the keys swapped out and the cable now plugged in, the Skiller comes to life as the LED behind the S activates with its blue cast and I applied all of the lock to illuminate the matching LEDs near the top.

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