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Five Mechanical-Switch Keyboards: Only The Best For Your Hands

Zowie Celeritas: Speeds And Feeds

Zowie Celeritas

Technical Data
Keyboard Measurements:400 x 162 x 27 mm
Palm Rest Measurements:Not included, but simulated by the body
Weight:< 1 kg
Anti-Ghosting:NKRO, limited to 6KRO in USB operation
Switches:Mechanical switches, Cherry MX-Brown                                         50 000 Keystrokes 4 mm Total Hub tactile, non-clicky
Special Features:The Zowie RTR technology allows the speed of the keystrokes to be adjusted between 1x, 2x, 4x, and 8x. Multimedia keys are emulated by a Fn switch.
LayoutGerman, standard layout
Wired Connection:USB and PS/2 (via adapter)
Wireless Connection:none
MSRP:119.99 USD

(Source: Zowie, Cherry)

  • "You will find keyboards even pricier than these, but that's a consequence of built-in special functions and gimmicks, not better quality or suitability."

    That's a bit ignorant, since you didn't test them. Try a Topre Realforce and tell me it's a gimmick.
  • skaz
    Great write up! I have a tenkeyless Leopold cherry brown and love it.
  • leather_daddy
    Where is the Filco Majestouch in the product list?
  • steve11
    Poorly done overview. A lot of keyboard missing in action.
  • stiehl
    Hmm looking at those keyboard's layouts make me wince. I don't think I could stand a huge enter key, a nonexistent "\", Y and Z being switched, and a funky shift key. I'm happy with my blank das keyboard, thank you very much.
  • michaelahess
    I actually went away from mechanical keyboards about 7 years ago. I really prefer a solid rubber dome keyboard. I currently use a Logitech MX5500 for gaming and a Logitech Wave for typing. Never had any issues with either for their purposes. I do miss the tactile feel, but honestly the 5500 is a MUCH better gaming board, plus the noise doesn't drive me crazy.

    For all of you with exotic keyboards, you must be extra special picky ;) I type 110 wpm without error and have no trouble with the wave or 5500.
  • Stardude82
    My Model M is too cool for this review.
  • fakie
    wheres the das keyboard model s ultimate?
  • mortsmi7
    I kind of wished they had compared them to some mainstream keyboards like the cheapy walmart logitech, dell keyboard, or ibm. Sure they work great, but compared to what. I'm not a fan of loud and clicky ibm, but thats as far as my interest in key-presses goes.

    I bought my G110 for the extra macro keys that I never use. In fact I use the onboard volume control more often.

  • Where is the Model M? Is it too cool for this review?
    And it's "buckling spring", not "bent spring"