Gaming keyboards are nothing new. Neither are ones with RGB LED backlighting. With most RGB LED keyboards, you may have a set variety of presets you can choose from to cycle by means of varied colours. Newer ones even allow you to assign per-key RGB colours to create your individual variations.
Every occasionally, a keyboard comes alongside with a brand new function. Our Whirlwind FX Element evaluation takes a have a look at a mechanical gaming keyboard with reactive and programmable RGB LED lighting for a extra immersive expertise. Read on for our full evaluation.
The Whirlwind FX Element keyboard has the next options and specs:
|Typ||Full-Sized Keyboard (104 key QWERTY ANSI)|
|Materialbedarf||Anodized aluminum prime plate|
|Total journey distance||4.0mm|
|Polling price||1300 - 1400Hz|
|N-Key rollover||Full N-Key rollover 104 key|
|Beleuchtung||• Per-key particular person addressable RGB LEDs
• Dynamic atmosphere pushed by on-screen EX know-how
• Game extensions allow content-reactive, illumination results
• One-click entry to deep library of extensions and results
|Internet & Fiber||1.8m braided cable|
|Maße||36 x 445 x 137 (1.4 x 17.5 x 5.4)|
Was ist auf dem Gebiet
- Whirlwind FX Element mechanical gaming keyboard
- Keycap Puller
- Production Information Guide
NOTE: Due to a producer change, the Whirlwind FX Element has undergone slight beauty modifications. All the inner elements and switches stay the identical, in addition to new change choices.
The Whirlwind FX Element mechanical gaming keyboard seems to be fairly much like most different keyboards of its kind on the market, which isn’t essentially a foul factor. The major faceplate is crafted from anodized aluminum. It is ready right into a plastic base with a carbon fiber motif. On the underside of the keyboard are 4 nook pads in addition to two extra alongside the entrance edge. Two kickstands are additionally current, permitting for the keyboard to be set at two completely different heights.
The full-sized keycaps sit above the highest plate with your typical gaming structure and full-size quantity pad. The keycaps come off simply to show the switches beneath. For probably the most half, the switches are clear which is unquestionably required for the best way this keyboard treats its per-key RBG lighting. The Whirlwind FX brand sits above the quantity pad whereas the LEDs for quantity lock, caps lock, and scroll lock sit above the arrow keys.
My solely actual criticism in regards to the keyboard is the default keycaps. The keycaps that come with the keyboard are literally a bit slippery, for my part. While they weren’t prepared on the time the corporate shipped out my evaluation unit, they have been engaged on a matte set of keycaps. Once they arrived, I wasted no time in swapping out the keycaps. I’ve to say, the matte keycaps are a lot, significantly better than the default ones. Hopefully, the corporate can be providing customers a alternative as to which key caps the keyboard comes with.
Finally, the keyboard has an almost 5 foot lengthy braided cable popping out of the middle of the again of the keyboard. It is thicker than most, and consequently, is a bit stiff.
Our evaluation unit additionally got here with a wrist pad (offered individually). Roughly 4 x 17 1/2-inches, it’s properly padded with reminiscence foam. The non-slip rubber base is good in addition to it stored the wrist pad in place throughout gaming properly.
The Whirlwind FX Element works simply wonderful with out the companion software program app. That being mentioned, there are some options you may tweak with the Whirlwind Engine. The major dashboard permits you to obtain completely different results for when not gaming, in addition to integrations for standard video games. While the choice could seem sparse, integrations are being added incessantly. Even Assassins Creed: Valhalla is already supported.
Once you’ve downloaded an integration or impact, the results tab permits you to assign it. The default setting, Rainbow (or inventory rainbow puke), shows an array of colours. Others like Space show twinkling results like stars the place Terminal shows a Matrix-like impact. There are a number of results you can obtain, sot there are a lot to select from.
The final tab, Media Settings, permits you to alter your video and audio settings for the software program to dynamically react to your sport or video that you’re watching. Finally, you may also replace the firmware in your keyboard by means of the app.
Whirlwind FX additionally has a walkthrough video that goes by means of all of the accessible choices.