While there are plenty of keyboards to choose from between Microsoft, Razer, Logitech, and SteelSeries, Sweden-based Mionix wants you to know that they’ve got a solid device too with their Zibal 60. Can’t say it one-ups any of these guys on features or price, but hey, it’s an alternative to the usual suspects.
It’s got mechanical keys, as I mentioned, for that clicky, long-travel keydown feel. The keys themselves are backlit, and while it’s just one color, you can dim them or select just WASD to light up. There’s 6-key rollover, headphone and mic ports, and two USB 2.0 ports.
It’ll set you back $150, which is the same price as the SteelSeries 7G (which I’m typing on right now) but almost twice as much as the basic BlackWidow (I reviewed the $130 Ultimate) from Razer. Is it worth it? For the price, you’re getting better USB speeds than the 7G, but fewer features than the Razer. That said, I prefer the feel of the 7G.
Ah well! It’s impossible to say. Looks like a solid piece of hardware, anyway.