19 Apr EasySMX SL-2029 LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
The EasySMX SL-2029 LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is really nice. I’m not sure if the base is made of metal or plastic because it has the metallic look but doesn’t necessarily feel as solid as aluminum should but it’s not really a big deal. The design of the item just screams gaming with it’s solid red and black key QWERTY layout so make sure you know that. I like the new branding logo EasySMX has gone with this product. Looks like a racehorse to me and it’s clearly displayed on the product and the box for that matter. it’s packaged nicely and comes with the bare essentials which includes instructions and nothing else. The product runs on USB power which can be supplied from your Laptop or PC of course. Cable length from my testing is around 7 feet give or take a few inches which is fine in most use cases. If you wish to gain some height while typing 2 expandable feet lay under the base of the unit and that should provide some help. The keys are very responsive and don’t require much force to press. Obviously like most gaming keyboards full RGB is included and can be programmed with the proper software. I’m personally fine with the rainbow colors and had no desire to change it.
To test this product I conducted a few experiments. While most were conducted off camera I did to a typing sample on camera. The product did a very nice job and my type speed was impressive. I don’t have any concrete numbers but from what I can tell you would feel a difference over a standard board. For gaming, I tried playing some TF2 with a keyboard. Allow me to say I usually use a controller for this game but in this case, I went for the keys. I usually get a 1KD with a controller and a .5KD without a controller. I clocked in around .63KD during my testing. The sample size is quite limited however it was only a few hours so be aware of that. The manufacturer claims that raising the keyboard with the legs improves arm fatigue. I did not see any difference in that based on the height. However, I did see a difference in fatigue for a different reason. The lack of pressure necessary to make a click was much more significant than with previous keyboards. This product works with Windows 10, Chrome OS and Android with the proper micro USB to USB cable. Can’t testify about other platforms nor do I care too. Overall I like this keyboard and I really had nothing negative to say about this thing. I do wish the design deviated from the typical keyboard as their’s virtually no difference. So for that reason and that reason alone I will slice a half star off for lack of originality. Make no mistake, however, this is a solid keyboard. Thanks, EasySMX for sending this item for review no additional compensation was provided.