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Func's KB-460 Mechanical Keyboard Hits Shelves

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Func's KB-460 is a mechanical keyboard that is remarkably simple

Func has released its new keyboard, the KB-460. This is a mechanical gaming keyboard that is built around the core principle of simplicity and functionality.

It features Cherry MX Red switches, which have a travel distance of 4 mm, with actuation at 2 mm along the way. They are also linear and need an actuation force of 45 grams. Beyond this, the keyboard features red backlighting, along with a large integrated aluminum backplate. It also comes with a wrist rest.

Other features include Func mode, which disables the windows key, driverless operation, built-in 128 KB of memory for storing profiles, as well as integrated media controls and a two-port USB hub.

The keyboard's MSRP is set at $119.95, though as a launch promotion, Func has temporarily priced it at $99.95.

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    patrick47018 , December 8, 2013 5:16 PM
    I'll have to find a review of this, I could use a new keyboard
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    awesomedude911 , December 8, 2013 5:18 PM
    meh, im happy with my ducky shine 3 I got
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    Evan20x , December 8, 2013 5:27 PM
    Looks pretty nice. What kind of layout is that? The larger enter button which I've seen on older layouts but all those different keys and ill-placed to what I'm use to seeing.
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    brandonjclark , December 8, 2013 5:44 PM
    Func-key board!
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    Amdlova , December 8, 2013 6:11 PM
    i am so happy with mine IBM server keyboard old style. this func have some charm but i will pass
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    SchizoFrog , December 8, 2013 6:49 PM
    Evan20x, Not sure why they used it but a quick look at fUnc's website and I found out that the image is the Nordic layout with standard US, UK, French, German and Russian also available.

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    http://www.func.net/en/products/kb-460-gaming-keyboard/
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    Morbus , December 8, 2013 7:17 PM
    I love MX Red. I simply love it. But I'd rather have keyboard functionality and extra buttons and whatnot and live without MX Red.

    I would pay a lot of money for an MX Red keyboard with customizable buttons or at least extra buttons... If any
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    Cons29 , December 8, 2013 7:20 PM
    just bought my ducky 9087 (TKL) last friday. It has red also (i have a blue), loving it and the build quality is good. gotta love ducky
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    Johan Kryger Haglert , December 8, 2013 8:15 PM
    Evan20x: It's Swedish layout (finish may look the same too), the other keys are poorly placed because we've got three additional characters to put in there (ÅÄÖ.) (As for nordic layout the norweigans would use Ø instead of Ö and Æ instead of Ä, the danish would do the same but change place of the two for some reason.)

    I think the brand was bought up by some other company, that company may be Swedish. For some reason they replied to my mail in Swedish at least.
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    Johan Kryger Haglert , December 8, 2013 8:17 PM
    Morbus: What about Corsair? K80, K90 and K95 got extra keys.
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    chicofehr , December 8, 2013 10:16 PM
    I have the Rosewill white with black key version. Love it but it does make a bit of noise, especially at night when I can't sleep and it wakes people. Wish for one with volume, play/pause, forward and back keys for media. Changing volume with headphones is a pain as I use pro headphones and they don't have volume button. Usually use a second cheap Microsoft keyboard just for the media keys while I use mine.
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    DarkSable , December 8, 2013 10:56 PM
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    I'll have to find a review of this, I could use a new keyboard

    It's got the exact same body as the Leopold I'm typing on right now. It's missing the detachable cord, but other than that and the larger enter key, it's identical. Should be quite a good keyboard.


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    I love MX Red. I simply love it. But I'd rather have keyboard functionality and extra buttons and whatnot and live without MX Red. I would pay a lot of money for an MX Red keyboard with customizable buttons or at least extra buttons... If any
    ...seriously? Go look up a program called AutoHotKey. It can turn your entire number pad into a macro pad... or any other button or combination of keystrokes you so desire. It's infinitely more customizable and more powerful than any bundled macro software, and there's no reason to pay extra for macro keys.
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    DarkSable , December 8, 2013 11:00 PM
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    Changing volume with headphones is a pain as I use pro headphones and they don't have volume button. Usually use a second cheap Microsoft keyboard just for the media keys while I use mine.


    A lot of us have audiophile headphones. The solution to that is to buy a headphone amp... which you should have if you have high resistance headphones anyways.

    As for volume buttons on the keyboard, look at what I said in my last post about AutoHotKey. I'm currently using insert, home, and page up for previous, pause, and next tracks, and end and page down for volume up and down. Works a treat, takes virtually no system resources, and loads with windows.

    As for your keyboard being loud, buy rubber spacers. You'll have to take each key up to put the spacers on, but the noise will be deadened. It won't be silent, but the noise won't carry NEARLY as far.
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    Onihikage , December 8, 2013 11:37 PM
    Here are two reviews of the keyboard, one by TekSyndicate, the other by LinusTechTips.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FWStuoDL5s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3PXaLX_iN4
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    Nuck Chorris , December 8, 2013 11:39 PM
    Waiting for a Cherry MX Brown key with green backlight..
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    sagansrun , December 9, 2013 5:00 AM
    If they made a split version I would be all in.
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    ubercake , December 9, 2013 5:22 AM
    First, I've never heard of Func. Second, how do they expect to compete with players already in the market at those prices? They aren't doing anything we haven't already seen unless there is some real advantage to having an aluminum backplate on a keyboard?
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    palmaholic , December 9, 2013 6:43 AM
    Love to get one if it's the ANSI layout. I'm not used to ISO layout. BTW, where can I get it? Thanks!
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    antilycus , December 9, 2013 7:18 AM
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/141132514265?lpid=82

    15 dollars and the best "response" you'll receive w/ a window key (the old IBM Keyboards being the grand daddy, but lacking a windows key)
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    spookyman , December 9, 2013 7:56 AM
    I think I will stay with my original IBM AT 101 keyboard from the 80s. Still the best keyboard I ever owned.
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