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Nixeus MODA Mechanical Keyboard Capsule Review
Posted by :AdminPosted date : October 14, 2014In Tech0
Excluding the Raptor K40 and some HTPC choices, all the keyboard evaluations we have posted this yr are superior to prime-tier mechanical keyboards. At this time we’re going to take a look at one thing basically totally different: a finances mechanical keyboard. Nixeus provided us with a pattern of the MODA, a tenkeyless USB keyboard that has been designed with simplicity and financial system in thoughts. Regardless that the notion of calling a $70 keyboard a “price range” product seems fairly controversial, the Nixeus MODA is likely one of the least expensive mechanical keyboards that cash can purchase. What sort of a mechanical keyboard can $70 get you? Learn on to seek out out.
Packaging and Bundle
We acquired the Nixeus MODA in a typical cardboard field with a good aesthetic design. The corporate clearly signifies that the Brown switches of the keyboard are provided by Kailh. Such honesty is uncommon and refreshing, as most corporations that aren’t utilizing Cherry MX switches both attempt to hide the very fact or go so far as rebranding the switches as their very own design.
Just a few additional keycaps and an extraction device are provided with the Nixeus. In fact, nothing extra is admittedly essential for a typical keyboard. The eight additional “gaming” keycaps are for the arrow keys and the WASD keys. These keycaps have the identical ergonomic form because the originals, with the one actual distinction being that they’re vibrant blue and the character is engraved on them. The engraved characters are very troublesome to discern, however extra importantly as we have talked about in quite a few of articles earlier than, it is extremely uncommon for a gamer to truly swap keycaps previous to gaming, which is why a number of corporations began to skip together with additional keycaps of their keyboard bundles.
The Nixeus MODA Mechanical Keyboard
The Nixeus MODA is a comparatively easy wanting, compact tenkeyless keyboard. As a way to scale back the width of the keyboard to only 40cm (about 15.7in), the corporate custom-made the format a bit. There isn’t a hole between the arrow/particular command keys and the primary board, whereas the presence of the 5 additional media keys pressured Nixeus to take away all gaps between the ESC/F-keys row as nicely. The 5 additional keys can be utilized to regulate the quantity of the system (up, down, and mute), deliver up the house web page in your browser, and launch your e-mail software. No software program is required for any current OS for these keys to work.
The MODA has an all-plastic chassis with a non-detachable brief wrist relaxation. Ornamental fake screws and primary geometric shapes may be seen, hinting that the corporate tried to offer the MODA a extra aggressive look. Aesthetics are a subjective matter however we expect that these did extra hurt than good, as a plain design would look a lot better than bizarre-wanting plastic screw heads, particularly for workplace/enterprise use. Beneath the keyboard, there are two typical tilt adjustment legs and anti-skid rubber pads. Nixeus makes use of a typical skinny USB wire with a gold-plated connector, which is comprehensible for a product that has been designed with worth in thoughts.