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Cherry MX Board 5.0 Mechanical Keyboard Review (Page 5)

By Chad Sebring from Jun 15, 2018 @ 10:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Cherry


We are not the type to use Macros much, so the lack of software is of no loss to us. We typically do not remap the buttons much either; we play with the default settings of the game. However, "gamer" essentials still are found. Lighting can help in a dark room and many gamers like that in a keyboard. There is NKRO support out of the box, and combined with 100% anti-ghosting, never is an action left out, or is any combination of key presses missed. There are arrow keys to the right for left-handed gamers, leaving very little out of the design, even though it is not intended for the gaming market. We never found ourselves going somewhere we were not supposed to be going, it is comfortable for hours of gaming, even more with the wrist rest in place, and for us, the Cherry MX Board 5.0 makes for the perfect place for our left hand to command our characters.

Windows and Productivity

In daily use, the multimedia keys came in handy in times when someone walks into the office, and you are rocking out to get things like this review written, and you need to hear them. The use of red linear switches did take us a bit to get to the point of accurate again, but once we had some time with this keyboard, words flowed from our fingers with fewer mistakes each day. The structural integrity of a plastic framed keyboard is nearly inflexible, and over many hours behind this keyboard, we have not noticed vibration or fingertip discomfort for extended usage. The more time we spend with this keyboard, the happier we got, and you can sense a more professional feel, design, and layout to other keyboards on the market.

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