Most serious gamers wouldn’t flinch a bit when paying top dollar for gaming accessories like a top-end graphics card or a high end gaming monitor. One other important piece of gaming hardware is the keyboard and for the pros and wanna-be pros, a mechanical keyboard is a must. For those who don’t know why, you probably don’t need to read through the rest of this article and just move along. For those who understand the importance of a mechanical keyboard who also happen to be on a relatively tight budget, the Motospeed Inflictor CK104 Mechanical Keyboard is an answer to your prayers.
If you hunt around a bit (we recommend our favorite China-brand merchandize hunting ground, Gearbest), you can actually buy the Motospeed Inflictor CK104 Mechanical Keyboard for under $50 which is a steal where mechanical keyboards pricing is concerned. For this low, low, price, you get a surprisingly very full featured mechanical keyboard.
First of all, the most important question on your minds is what kind of switches does the Motospeed Inflictor CK104 Mechanical Keyboard uses? This keyboard uses Outemu Blues which are clones of the MX Cherry Blues. They are not exactly the same but they are close enough with some people actually preferring Outemu over Cherry MX.
So you are not getting top end expensive key switches but you are getting pretty good alternatives. Next, the Motospeed Inflictor CK104 Mechanical Keyboard is a full-sized 104-key keyboard. Full-sized mechanical keyboards are usually more expensive because of you-know, the extra key switches required. A full sized keyboard also means that this keyboard is also excellent for non-gaming purposes such as power typing or even for your Excel keyboard warrior.
The icing on the cake for the Motospeed Inflictor CK104 Mechanical Keyboard is definitely the RGB LED lighting. RGB lighting is usually a premium on keyboards because it is a nice to have feature but ultimately not that critical for a gamer. It is the kind of thing that you would like to show off to your other gaming friends because it so darn cool.
There are quite a few preset lighting modes and some of them are actually quite trippy. There are also presets for some popular games but you can always customize these presets to your liking.
The Motospeed Inflictor CK104 Mechanical Keyboard is a great mechanical keyboard and should be considered by any gamer on a tight budget. In fact, even those not on a tight budget should probably give it a try as well and save the extra cash for other peripherals like the sweet Acer Predator 34-inch Curved UltraWide QHD Display.
This review is a collaboration between GetdatGadget and Gearbest but the words and opinions are strictly our own.
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