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Das Keyboard 6 Professional

A Serious Contender -- and Not Just for Windows

By Timothy R. Butler | Jul 08, 2024 at 4:49 PM

A couple of years ago, Metadot released the Das Keyboard 6 Professional and the MacTigr in short succession. I’ve previously reviewed the Mac-centric MacTigr, and liked it, but what about the more “normal” successor to the Das Keyboard line? Let’s take the 6 Pro for a “test type.”

Epomaker FirstBlood B67 Keyboard

Is This a Clearly Better Keyboard?

By Timothy R. Butler | Apr 24, 2024 at 10:12 PM

A couple of years ago, I reviewed the uniquely styled, crowdfunded Epomaker B21, one of my favorite keyboards despite and, to an extent, because of its quirks. They followed it up with the B67, another keyboard that marches to its own drummer to delightful effect, quirks and all.

Wombat Pine Pro

An Unfamiliar Name Proves Intriguing

By Timothy R. Butler | Nov 16, 2022 at 10:29 PM
Mechanical keyboard makers generally fall into two broad categories: established gaming peripheral companies and a series of upstarts, like Keychron and Epomaker, focused purely on mechanical boards. Wombat Keyboards is neither and, like the company, its Pine Pro keyboard feels like a unique entry into a market flooded with very similar offerings.

Das Keyboard MacTigr

Metadot Exquisitely Crafts a Mac-focused Keyboard

By Timothy R. Butler | Nov 02, 2022 at 9:50 PM

At the height of the rage around the first consumer marketed Hummer, later rechristened the H1, I remember getting the chance to climb into one at the nation’s leading dealer of that incredibly robust SUV. The vehicle was capable of tackling terrain no car I’ve ever owned could, but also was incredibly basic on certain creature comforts. This is a professional tool. That analogy aptly fits the Das Keyboard MacTigr, the curiously spelled, newly released keyboard from Metadot.

Epomaker B21

Unique and a Typist's Dream

By Timothy R. Butler | Aug 10, 2022 at 10:11 PM

The B21 doesn’t look like an ordinary keyboard. Crowdfunded in mid-2021, it appeared with its two brightly colored knobs ahead of present onslaught of turny-thing keyboards. Relegated to Indiegogo while Epomaker nearly simultaneously launched the more conventional AK84S on Kickstarter, the B21 felt almost forgotten. But it hasn’t been on my desk.

Royal Kludge RK100

An Affordable, Feature-Rich Board Just Under the Radar

By Timothy R. Butler | Jul 13, 2022 at 9:16 PM

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect keyboard for a while now, and the Royal Kludge RK100 offers an attractive option from a well-established brand that falls just below the attention around Kickstarter stars Epomaker and Keychron. In so many ways, this keyboard checks every box I was looking for and for a remarkably good price. Let’s give it a spin.