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Gaming mice, there's a market for. Headphones too. But be honest, when has your regular keyboard ever stood in the way of you and a good time when it comes to PC games?

I mean, unless there are keys falling off, or it's covered in some kind of ooze, a $20 keyboard normally does as good a job as an $80 keyboard of presenting you with keys marked W, A, S and D which you can press and move around in a video game.

So when I sat down with the Mionix Zibal 60, it had some convincing to do.

The first thing you notice taking the Zibal 60 out of its box is how damn heavy it is. At 1.5kg and 44cm wide it dwarfed my existing keyboard, and when sat down on my desk seemed to sit there smugly, taking it all in, kicking its enormous feet up and saying, yes, I will claim this. My dusty old Logitech had by now crawled into the living room, whimpering like a dog who knew it was about to be kicked.

That size is great, because it doesn't ring hollow. The Zibal 60 is not so much heavy as it is solid, its entire frame made of brushed steel that Mionix claims is "rage proof". Not being one to fly into a rage that often, and having to send the keyboard back when I was done reviewing it, I couldn't independently verify this. But let's just say that if I caught someone breaking into my house, I'd reach straight for the Zibal 60. Smash some bones...
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Seems like a solid Mech Keyboard. Worth checking out for me due to the weight of the thing lol. I love heavy feeling tech, just feels better for some reason. Like you can drop it and keep on going. The original PSP was kind of like that to a degree, thing was a brick.

Thanks for posting it up, I am new to mechanical keyboards so I am still looking around for a decent one.
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Maybe I missed it, but what key switchs does this use?
    
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