i-rocks K10 Keyboard Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

i-rocks K10 Keyboard Review

Introduction

The Chinese have been building the components that appear in many of our systems for years, and a quick look at the underside of most of your peripherals will probably reveal them being made in China too.

So of course it makes sense for companies to produce their own branded hardware, and one such manufacturer is i-rocks. A new name to these shores, or at the very least to us, we have a small selection of their products to test. Today we'll start with their K10 keyboard, which promises a better feel than most membrane based keyboards at a third of the price of a proper Cherry MX one.

Given how quickly China has come to dominate many areas of the world is this the first wave of a gradual take-over, or is it cheap, rather than good value?

Technical Specifications

Initial specifications promise enough key rollover, 30, to cope with even a head to keyboard moment let alone the regular amount of fingers we have. The key switches themselves are a hybrid of membrane and genuine switch, so it will be interesting to discover how they perform.

Interface: Full Speed USB
Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
Key number: 104 keys (by language)
Key stroke: 3.8±0.5mm
Key force: 55±15g
Switch life: about 20 million life cycles
Cable length: 180cm
Dimensions: 448 (L) x 148 (W) x 34(H) mm
Product weight: about 1.2kg
N-key Rollover with 30 keys trigger capability
Membrane key-switches with plunged key structure
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09-07-2014, 07:59:46

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...100325255l.jpg

Away from the very expensive Cherry MX switched models, today we're looking at a budget keyboard from i-rocks.

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09-07-2014, 08:10:02

Wraithguard
Cheeky little number, not sure on that font though.. I'm surprised it's been used without Roddenbury's lawyers doing them for likeness rights.

09-07-2014, 08:14:48

SeekaX
I didn't expect such a subtle look from a company named i-rocks. I like the simplicity, can't stand the looks of most 'gaming' keyboards.

09-07-2014, 08:32:31

barnsley
I'll keep an eye on this company. They look promising.
Neat review, I know someone who'd really like this keyboard

09-07-2014, 23:16:29

vajoiner
everyone else saw 'kid rock' too and prayed he wasn't getting into the computer scene right? beats by dre. mobo by kid rock.

10-07-2014, 04:36:04

SPS
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Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Cheeky little number, not sure on that font though.. I'm surprised it's been used without Roddenbury's lawyers doing them for likeness rights.
Yeah that font looks a bit childish - a shame.
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