KeySonic Intuition XL


The humble keyboard has been around since the beggining of the PC, and along with the mouse, it is the standard method of input for any desktop PC. Gamers typically demand features such as Macro’s and built-in LCD’s, which are usually only offered by specialist keyboards such as Logitech’s G15. On the other end of the scale you have keyboards designed for utmost comfort and luxury.

If you’re the sort  of person who spends hours on end  in front of your PC screen typing away creating large reports or emailing friends, you will know the importance of a comfortable typing experience. It is here that we introduce you to KeySonic’s latest keyboard – the Intuition XL. With an aluminium frame and a full set of 109 keys it certainly looks promising. Upon searching for a product page and specification it became apparent that KeySonic do not have the product listed on their site, which is strange, however we managed to find the spec after a little googling- here are the full specifications:

Key count: 104–109 (depending on country) + 4 multifunctional keys
Construction: X-Type membrane technology
Life expectancy: approx. 5 million strokes per key
Switch travel: 3.0 ±0.5 mm (total run)
Pressure point: 55 ±15 g
Power supply: +5 VDC ±5 %
Power consumption (max.): 500 mA (without external power supply)
USB-HUB: 2 Ports, USB 2.0 (optional even via external power supply self-powered)
External power supply (optional): +5 VDC / >500 mA, DC-barrel connector Øinside = 1.35 mm / Øoutside = 3.45 mm / L = 9.5 mm
Temperature: Operating: 0 °C up to +50 °C
Storage: –20 °C up to +65 °C
Humidity: Operating and storage: 10 % up to 85 % RH
Cable length: 1.8 m
Interface: USB
Scope of delivery: Keyboard, self-adhesive high-value imitation leather overlay, user manual
Colour: Black or Silver
Certified: CE, FCC, BSMI, WEEE/RoHS
Compatibility: Win 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista

Although build quality and value for money are at the top of my list when buying peripherals, looks are also important. Fire on over to the next page to see how it looks…