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Zippy WK-207 Aluminum Keyboard Review

Former staff writer    -   December 31, 2003


In-Depth Look
I was a little worried about scratches and dents being that the keyboard is aluminum. So I decided to put this beautiful keyboard thru a torture test. I tossed my car keys across it a few times, it did leave marks but they wiped away and you could not tell that there was any damage. The aluminum had no give at all so I don�t think dents will be a concern either. I�m sure a deep scratched wont come out. After my little test I feel confident that normal everyday use poses no hazard to the finish.


I decided to put this keyboard to the test with a few hours of counterstrike. I initially thought that the flat design and laptop like keys would take some getting used to. Some of the keys are a little different than your average desktop keyboard. The shift, enter, and space bar keys are a little smaller than what you would normally see, also the arrow keys and right ctrl button has been moved over slightly much like a laptop�s keyboard. The keyboard has a very natural feel and took no time to adjust from my other keyboard.

I was shocked when I first plugged up the keyboard, by the blinding LED's! The LED�s are very bright, almost too bright. You won�t have any problems knowing if the caps lock or num lock is on. The bright blue LED�s make it much easier to see than the standard dim green LED�s I�m use too.


Conclusion

Overall I have to say I really like this keyboard, typing was a dream and the key strokes were quieter than my other keyboard. The look of the keyboard really makes me want to go out a buy two tone silver/black monitor, and aluminum case. My only concern is the price of this keyboard is a little steep, but like they say you get what you pay for, and what you get is great looks with a simplistic layout. I would like to thank Zippy & Keyboard Master for sending me this great keyboard as it is now replacing my current keyboard.

Pros

  • Looks
  • Design/Layout
  • Quiet Keys
  • Quality Build

Cons

  • Expensive



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