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Mionix Wei Ice Cream Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Dec 13, 2017 1:39 am
TweakTown Rating: 75%Manufacturer: Mionix

DOOM & PUBG

 

While playing DOOM, we did find the lack of noise appealing, as each press is near silent, but at the same time, we were able to press multiple directions at the same time, due to the softness of the switch. Using NKRO mode, we ran into no instances where we pressed something, and it does not register in game, but in 6-Key Rollover mode, we did find some instances where the shift key would not register if a couple of keys in the main field were being used.

 

Much of the same can be said for PUBG gameplay as well, except that PUBG is better with friends, and they too appreciated the lack of noise going through Discord as we listened carefully for footsteps outside of the buildings. Since there is no real reason to disable the NKRPO support set by default, we feel that customers will not have issue gaming on a keyboard such as this. Even for the MMO style gamers, there are Macro capabilities, and the keyboard can be illuminated to see only the keys used in said game, does help to raise the Wei up a notch to compete with many other keyboards offered today.

 

 

 

Windows and Productivity

 

Even though we have been using a keyboard for many years, we did find that without some of the secondary functionality printed on the keys, there were times our recall was a bit slow. This means we were slowed down a bit guessing as to the lesser used symbols and commands. This is not a deal breaker for many, but if you are newer to PCs and have a propensity to forget, you may want to gain experience on another mechanical solution.

 

That being said, with lots of practice, we have been sufficiently accurate with our key presses, but every once in a while, we do hit more than one key at a time. What dramatically changed the game with our time using the Wei for anything outside of games, is the Long Pad. Since there are no feet at the back, you are left with a poor angle of use in our opinion. Adding in the $15 Lap pad is a must do for long comfortable hours of use.

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