Qpad MK-80 Pro gaming mechanical keyboard
The Qpad MK-80, provided by Cyes (http://shop.cyes.nl), is aimed specifically at gamers. The MK-80 features blue Cherry MX-switches that provide clear feedback like the brown switches, but add a clicking sound. Since it produces extra noise, like the Alps keyboard, you have to consider your environment so as not to bother anyone. There are two USB 2.0 and two audio ports, which are channelled through to the computer.
Qpad also includes a PS/2 adapter, as USB sometimes does not work flawlessly when multiple keys are pressed simultaneously. PS/2 does not have this problem. USB also demands more from the processor, and can cause delays if the CPU is very busy. To be on the safe side Qpad also includes a USB adapter.
This keyboard feels very solid and is not easy to bend. To improve ergonomics it comes with wrist support. The keyboard has blue backlighting, with four different settings. Avid FPS-gamers can replace the WASD-keys with orange keys to make them more noticeable. The F1 - F6 function keys can be used to control media and sound, in combination with the FN key that replaces the right Windows key. In all, the MK-80 is a pretty good keyboard, and actually one of our favourites of this round-up.