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Das Keyboard is known for quality keyboards with chilled-out, simple designs, but the company is going in a completely different direction with new “Division Zero” gaming series. The lineup includes the X40 keyboard and M50 mouse, and what could only be described as a whole new attitude.
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That keyboard looks like it has some kind of NES theme going on...
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Looks like someone vomited a bunch of Legos out.
    
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I hate it!
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post #5 of 36
disgusting...
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All I wanted was a Das 4 Professional with Cherry MX Brown RGB switches, they saved me $200 that will stay in my wallet.
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Surprised Das is going this route - first the switch to greetech and now leet gaming, but those mustards look interesting!
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Can somebody elaborate on those mustard switches? I'm an MX Browns die hard user. I have hated just about any other switch, particularly reds. How do these "Mustard" switches compare?
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Originally Posted by xentrox View Post

Can somebody elaborate on those mustard switches? I'm an MX Browns die hard user. I have hated just about any other switch, particularly reds. How do these "Mustard" switches compare?
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X40 Keyboard With Das Keyboard’s Own “Alpha-Zulu” Switches

When I popped a few keys off of the X40 to have a look at the switches underneath, I did a double-take: They’re yellow -- “Mustard,” Das Keyboard calls it -- and they have “DZero” stamped on them.

They’re soft tactile switches, not unlike Browns, but they’re notably quieter. They’re listed as having 1.7 mm pre-travel and require just 45g of force to reach actuation. Like most switches on the market, they’re rated for 60 million strokes.

TPU has the full press release:
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Edgy, Durable and Customizable Gaming Keyboard
The Division Zero X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard is the only gaming keyboard with interchangeable metal top panels. It comes in four color options (red, olive, mustard and silver) and two different designs, allowing users to customize and deck out their gear before heading into battle.
...
Featuring a durable combat-ready design, the X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard includes:
  • All-new Alpha-Zulu mechanical gaming switches developed by Das Keyboard with gold contacts and 1.7mm actuation for gaming-grade durability and speed
  • Sleek and interchangeable anodized aluminum top panels with exclusive "space camo" printed color scheme
  • Red backlighting for less eye strain in darkened gaming environments
  • 5 programmable macro keys for faster, more efficient gaming
  • Permanent full n-key rollover with anti-ghosting and multi-key press capability
  • Gaming mode control to easily enter a game environment, and also avoid accidentally being thrown back into desktop mode
  • USB 2.0 pass-through to conveniently connect a headset, storage device or anything else that makes a gaming setup more comfortable
  • Extra-long braided cable (2m, 6.5ft) to provide better cable management and keep the ultimate gaming space clean and organized

A Faster, More Precise and Longer Lasting Mechanical Gaming Switch
  • Built to withstand the most intense marathon gaming sessions, the Division Zero X40 is equipped with newly designed Alpha-Zulu mechanical gaming switches that deliver lightning-fast precision and increased durability. Division Zero's new Alpha-Zulu switches:
  • Were developed by Das Keyboard specifically for the X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
  • Deliver a faster response time due to a shorter 1.7mm actuation point, allowing gamers to stay one step ahead of the competition when every millisecond counts
  • Designed with advanced technology to improve the reliability and switch lifespan to 60 million keystrokes
  • Provide gamers with two options to match their preferred gaming style:
- The Alpha-Zulu Tactile Switch provides a soft, tactile bump halfway through a keypress. Perfect for fast-paced games, StarCraft II and OSU players can now fast-finger precise movements on their keyboards. At the heat of a battle, gamers can have up to 600 APM, and each of those clicks will bring them closer to victory.
- The Alpha-Zulu Linear Switch is more stealth-like and delivers a significantly quieter and smoother feel when pressing a key. It is constructed for games in which uninterrupted communication is critical, such as CS:GO, DOTA 2, Heroes of the Storm and League of Legends.


EDIT: OMG THIS LAUNCH SITE IS AWESOME RE: ASTEROIDS!
Edited by claes - 1/26/16 at 3:20pm
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Holy crap!!

I am blowing up their website right now! This is so fun! Good one DAS, well played!

EDIT:

Also, I won't lie, I like the keyboard in green. Kind of crazy how a color swap changes the looks so much for a person.
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