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Well, first review is up on Amazon.


5.0 out of 5 stars Simply AMAZING!!, July 8, 2011
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This review is from: Mionix Zibal 60 Mechanical Keyboard (Accessory)
I was in the market for a new mechanical gaming keyboard after having a Razer Tarantula for a few years. I did some research and learned about MX Cherrys and a little about all the current mechanical keyboards that were out on the market at the time like the Razer Blackwidow, Thermaltake Meka G1, Das keyboard, Xarmor, steelseries 6Gv2, etc.

I looked at numerous videos, forums, articles and was decided on getting the Thermaltake Meka mechanical keyboard even though I really wanted something with LED lighting like the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate and the XArmor, but for me it seemed like the thermaltake meka keyboard was better than both the razer and xarmor in performance so I decided to lean towards the Thermaltake.

My mind was already made up, but I learned from a friend about a keyboard that was supposed to come out during the month of June called the Mionix Zibal 60. To be honest, I had never heard of this company before. I looked it up and saw that they made pretty good gaming mice and mouse pads. When I saw photos of this keyboard I decided to wait for its release because it looked exactly like the Thermaltake Meka with the same 2 USB ports and mic and headset inputs on the keyboard PLUS it had LED backlighting. I waiting about two months for this keyboard to be available and I have to say now that I have received it, it was worth all the wait.

I just had to come here and write a review on it because right out of the box the keyboard feels extremely well built. Typing on this is a joy I've written so much for a review before, but I just love typing on this thing and the lights look great. The USB cord is really sturdy. I like the wrist rest it came with and it also comes with a key tool to remove the keys.

To sum it up, typing on this keyboard is a joy, I am extremely happy with my purchase and glad that I waited for it to be released. I know many of you might be hesitant because of the brand at least I was because it was unknown to me, but I couldn't be happier. When I type it feels like my fingers don't even have to hit the keys, I get quick fast response every single time. If you're in the market for a new mechanical keyboard and want to have the feel of a well built keyboard with great looks, green LED back lighting, 2 USB ports, mic and headphone jack on the keyboard then this is the keyboard to get.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Hope this review helps.


I knew about this keyboard before I bought my Deck several weeks ago. But I preferred the lighting on the Deck; The lighting on the Zibal looks a bit weak from the pictures. I liked the Lord of the Ring font. Also, the Deck has normal prints on the keys unlike the Mionix. I also like supporting American companies that make great products. The Deck Black Switch is $17.29 or $27.29 more than the Zibal depending on the color you choose and it doesn't come with a wrist-rest or a key-puller.

I believe the Deck Legend will be the primary rival against the Mionix Zibal in future discussion.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 7/9/11 at 12:32am
post #122 of 145
I think Decks key caps will always be better despite the light leakage that some people get. That is the main quality difference i see right off the bat, although I haven't seen official reports of their quality I doubt they are better than Deck's (and I heard a report that they were lazer etched). A Deck is a good buy. A lot of people will go after the Mionix for the design over the Deck. Their green led's appear to be more of a lime green. It should be a pretty good board.
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i ordered one
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He seems too proper to be random internet folk
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I ordered one. Looking forward to trying out black switches for the first time. Currently using reds.
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I think Decks key caps will always be better despite the light leakage that some people get.
You have to keep in mind that even if surely durable, the Deck's keycaps are not just ugly, are flat. And typing on them it's a really odd experience
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Exactly, that's one of the reasons why I never purchased one. I think it would have been smart of them to have a normal Filco, Ducky, Leo profile.
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Am I the only one who has a nVIDIA HAF X?
Maybe! But I have an nVidia 692 Adv. in the mail and I, too, have noticed the extreme dearth of good boards in the green backlit market!

I really really really wish this came with browns though. Even though I've never used mechanical keyboards, I much prefer the stiffer and more tactile scissor switches on my HP laptop over my friend's Logitech G-series keyboard. If his keyboard had browns it would be an instant buy.
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I ordered one. Looking forward to trying out black switches for the first time. Currently using reds.
Is there a specific reason you are switching over or looking to? I had looked in reds originally but got the blacks when I heard too many people complaining about accidentally hitting the keys because of how loose they are. With the blacks, because they pushing against you, you only have to push a little on the keys to get movement and don't have to bottom out. When playing games like TF2 you create a flow. It's a very nice, original feeling.

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You have to keep in mind that even if surely durable, the Deck's keycaps are not just ugly, are flat. And typing on them it's a really odd experience
Flat? I love the cylindrical keycaps on my Deck. My fingers fit no nicely on the keys when I type it's so great. It's the switch itself which makes it hard to type, IMO. Can you explain to me better what you mean about it's profile?

Oh, you mean about the keys being kind of low? I guess they are compared to other keyboards. But not a problem for me.

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I really really really wish this came with browns though. Even though I've never used mechanical keyboards, I much prefer the stiffer and more tactile scissor switches on my HP over my friend's Logitech G-series keyboard. If his keyboard had browns it would be an instant buy.
Browns are loose with a slight tactile bump. Blacks give resistance as you push down with no bump. Buckling springs are hardest to press down so I went with them for typing personally.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 7/11/11 at 9:33pm
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