hey, what’s going on guys my name is brain bean and today we’re gonna be taking a look at the first player steampunk which is a budget mechanical keyboard that comes in just over now I was pretty impressed with the first player fire-roast keyboard that I reviewed a couple of months back so I’m expecting pretty good things out of this keyboard.
1st Player Steampunk Budget Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Let’s go ahead and just take a look at this keyboard starting with the keyboards construction and design the steampunk is a hundred and forkie mechanical keyboard with an exposed switch design the switches are mounted onto a high purity steel plate this makes the keyboard incredibly solid offering absolutely zero flex no matter how hard I crank down on it the steampunk just might be the heaviest keyboard I’ve reviewed yet the steel plate is mounted in a plastic casing with some stylistic accents that border the keys overall the steampunk has a pretty clean look that really doesn’t feel that over-designed the switches on the steampunk are kale white switches which are fairly similar to the Cherry MX blues they have a 50 gram actuation force a two millimeter actuation point with a four millimeter total travel distance and vol keel switches aren’t my favorite I do consider them to be a step above out tema switches so you will be getting some decent middle-of-the-road switches and at this price I think that’s a pretty good switch for the money the kale white switch offers a nice audible click during use but they do have a fair amount of key wobble much more so than the classic cherry MX blue here’s a quick sound test you guys can hear how these switches sound the key caps are double shot abs plastic with a non-slip textured surface the font is fairly minimalistic and is sort of the standard look you see in more affordable mechanical keyboards and all the secondary functions on the keys are also illuminated which is one thing that I always look for the feel of the non-slip textured keys isn’t necessarily.
My favorite part but then again for the price they’re more than acceptable the steampunk is a backlit keyboard but unfortunately it only comes with red lighting I can see this being a bit of a drawback for those looking for an RGB keyboard but realistically with just I wouldn’t expect to get a good RGB mechanical keyboard anyways while the Steampunk is an RGB it’s red backlighting still comes with a few preset lighting effects one plus depending on how you look at it is since there’s only one color of lighting you don’t need to install any software to control the lights since it’s all toggled on the board you can choose between effects like wave ripple breathing and reactive just to name a few the lights all look pretty good clearly illuminating the key caps and the clear switch bodies of the kale switches accentuate the lights nicely thanks to this exposed switch design the LED indicators are made up of nice simple red LEDs with some stylistic red trim there’s also an indicator for the windows lock mode as well the cable on the Steampunk is braided with a nice red and black pattern and it also has a gold plated USB connector the underside of the keyboard has five rubberized pads and two rubberized extendable legs to make sure that this beast doesn’t slide around your desk during use but with how heavy it is I really don’t see that being a problem at all in terms of features the Steampunk does have full and key rollover a Windows lock mode for gaming and media controls by way of the function key there’s also a detachable magnetic wrist rest which I actually was really surprised to see a keyboard at this price point come with that said this is a really simple plastic wrist rest you won’t find any rubber or cushioned padding but for those of you that like wrist rest it’s a lot better than nothing the magnets really don’t do a whole lot to hold the keyboard in place but thanks to the sheer weight of the keyboard it really does a good job of holding the wrist rest in place fairly well overall the first player steampunk left me a little bit surprised much like the fire Rose of theirs that I reviewed a few months back it certainly isn’t the best keyboard out there with its lack of dedicated media and macro keys and the lack of RGB in this very much RGB era but for the price of what you do get as an incredibly rugged mechanical keyboard with switches that are better than your average budget mechanical keyboard add to that the detachable wrist rest and the fact that you’re getting a full sized keyboard the Steampunk is a budget mechanical keyboard that I feel more than comfortable recommending at this price well that’s it for the video guys let me know in the comments section down below what you thought about this keyboard and feel free to give me some suggestions as to what you want to see me review next consider giving the video a like if you enjoyed it show your support and if you’d like this video and you want to see more for me in the future you can also click that subscribe button so you can see all the content that I have coming out in the near future you can also follow me on twitter at brain bean gaming and if you’d like to catch my live stream on twitch you can follow me on twitch TV slash brain bean gaming well that’s it guys thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you guys in the next one
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