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Solidtek is a keyboard company that, honestly, is fairly generic. I happened across them by chance while killing time in the south halls of the convention center. The name sounded familiar, and then I recalled, "Oh yeah, they're one of those companies that make a cheap Alps-based mechanical keyboard."

So I stopped by and tried out the ASK-6600.

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It's a surprisingly well built board considering how unknown the brand is. It felt fairly heavy and stiff, and it appears to have plated mounted Alps switches. There's almost no flex, and no creakiness at all that I could tell. The feel? Eeehhhh, hmmm, meh. Couldn't tell the switch flavor just from typing and didn't have a key puller. I'd put it on the upper end of rubber domes, lower-middle end of mechanicals. For $60 I'd say it's a pretty good value.


Here's the kicker, now.

The real interesting bit is that they're going to be replacing the ASK-6600 with a Cherry MX based model. That's going to be interesting to see, especially if they can keep a low price point.
post #2 of 14
Thanks, Phae!

I tip my hat off to them for using that style of an enter key. I really wish a lot more mechanical keyboard manufactures would do enter keys like that.
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Any other mechanical keyboards at CES?
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Any other mechanical keyboards at CES?

Nothing new. Got to try out the Razer BlackWidow. Meh. Tried out the Corsair K60 and K90; want to wait to receive my review samples before going too far into depth on those. There was one company who mentioned something...
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Bummer, thanks for the heads up.
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Is that PoS keyboard with the trackpad and the card reader mechanical?
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THE ENTER KEY, IT BURNS THE EYES!!! Man I hate those backwards L shaped enter keys.

That keyboard below the ASK-6600 looks pretty sweet, but I assume it's a rubber dome?
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THE ENTER KEY, IT BURNS THE EYES!!! Man I hate those backwards L shaped enter keys.
That keyboard below the ASK-6600 looks pretty sweet, but I assume it's a rubber dome?

Agreed. The return key should be one row high.
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You should have brought me with you!!!
    
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Nothing new. Got to try out the Razer BlackWidow. Meh. Tried out the Corsair K60 and K90; want to wait to receive my review samples before going too far into depth on those. There was one company who mentioned something...

logitech?

wonder when they're going to dive in.
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