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Velocifire VM90 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

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The Velocifire VM90 mechanical gaming keyboard is a well built keyboard that feels much nicer than lower cost gaming keyboards. It features a metal base, backlit keys and a magnetic wrist rest.

The keyboard features two USB cables, one for the keyboard and a second for a USB port located on the back right of the keyboard, a handy and tidy way of giving you a USB extension.

There are no dedicated media keys or volume controls on the VM90, you’ll need to use the function keys to get access to such features.

If you’re after a keyboard to show off your rig, maybe at a LAN party, the Velocifire VM90 certainly shines…and flashes, and blinks! Keys are backlit by multi coloured lights and there is a huge range of lighting effects available, for example standard backlight, lighting when pressed, flashlight, the generous options allow for 6 to be selected on the keyboard itself and the rest selected by the installable software.

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Software is downloaded from the website and opens up a lot of options. As well as being used able to select the lighting style (and also the colours used), there are options to disable the Windows key (to prevent accidentally dropping out of a game), adjusting the keyboard response time and setting up macros.

There seems to be a bit of an issue with macros, when tested the software logged the key press twice (e.g. press the up key once and the macro would show ‘up’ ‘up’). Despite changing the response time settings this didn’t get resolved, hopefully it’s something that can be address via a software update.

The software offers a range of options so it’s well worth spending some time experimenting and saving different profiles for different situations.

As a keyboard, both for typing as gaming, this works fine, nice and responsive and the backlighting makes it easy to spot your keys if you happen to be working or gaming in the dark.

The Velocifire VM90 price is high, but that’s reflective of the premium build quality and range of features on offer.

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Velocifire VM01 Mechanical Keyboard 104-Key Full Size with Brown Switches LED Illuminated Backlit Anti-ghosting Keys for Copywriter, Gamer and Programmer

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Features

  • MECHANICAL BROWN SWITCHES: Offer the best tactile typing experience. As well being ever so slightly quieter, fitting for office use.
  • BACKLIT: Awesome greenish LED backlit shines through double-shotted keycaps and can be adjusted into 5 modes, gradual, breathing etc. It can support you to use the keyboard in the dark, and you can choose to switch it off as well.
  • KEY SHORTCUT: Anti-ghosting 104 Keys, 12 multimedia controls on Function keys. Easy to access to search, calculator, media, volume etc with FN + F1-F12. Windows key lockout option.
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN: The stepped keycap makes it sleek and slope to fit your hands easily to prevent fatigue, letting you have a much more satisfying feel to each key-press.
  • BUY TOGETHER: Purchase Velocifire V9 Mouse (B01J3LWJH8) or VP10 mouse pad (B01M1DGQ2B) together, enter code KMMY6NKY or 2FCV97IM at checkout, you can enjoy 20% discount on the mouse and mouse pad! 1 Year Limited Warranty.

Logitech G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard, RGB Backlit, Qwerty UK Layout, Black

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Features

  • Personalise five individual lighting zones from a spectrum of over 16.8 million colours on this RGB keyboard
  • Full-sized gaming RGB keyboard designed for gaming and productivity; the slim body is built for gamers of all levels with a durable construction that repels liquids, crumbs and dirt for easy clean-up
  • This gaming keyboard brings together in tactile feel and performance with keys built specifically for the way gamers play
  • The anti-ghosting gaming matrix on this gaming keyboard is tuned for optimal gaming performance, keeping you in control when you press multiple gaming keys simultaneously

Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, PICTEK Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard Wired with 87 Keys Full Anti-ghosting, Customizable LED Backlit Ideal for Gamer, Typist etc. - US Layout

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Features

  • 【Professional Mechanical Keys】The classical Blue Switch design to provide a highest tactical feedback and the clearer “Click” sound than normal keys. It will give you deliver accurate, comfortable responsive no matter you’re typing or gaming.
  • 【Cool Keyboard Backlight】Amazing gaming keyboard lighting will provide you an immersive gaming experience. And the colours are very diverse, you can choose from up to 27 lighting modes. The brightness and light-changing speed are adjustable. Support to customize and record 3 groups of backlit modes.
  • 【Full Keys All-ghosting】Each key is controlled by independent switch, ensures that every key you touch translates into the game, without worrying about any conflicting keys. Let you enjoy high-grade games with fast response. Plug & Play, perfect for gamers, typist,programmer, writer etc.
  • 【Comfortable Little Keyboard】This mechanical keyboard is small due its 2-zone design, so there is more spaces on your desk to move mouse or put other devices. Ergonomically designed, the keyboard is very comfortable to use during long typing sessions and gaming.
  • 【Top Notch Quality & Service】With keystroke test of 50 million times, the key won't get stuck and the letter on it won't wear off easily. (*Note: the multimedia shortcut key combinations are not available in MAC/ Linux system.)

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Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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