CM Storm Mech Keyboard Review
Up Close continued
If you've ever wanted a keyboard that was easy to customise to your overarching colour scheme, then the Mech is exactly the one for you. By using the supplied Allen Key to undo a few bolts the top of the Mech comes off in a single piece, perfect for hanging up and spraying in the colour of your choice. A wonderful idea, and entirely deliberate as we'll see when we look at the other two CM Storm peripherals.
Lighting is white, which is certainly chromatically average enough to go either with the brushed aluminium that comes as standard or in whatever choice you spray the Mech in. There are four lighting options, full, breathing, WASD and off.
The lock indicators are tucked away just below the numpad and are bright without being distracting. It's nice to see them somewhere other than in their usual position.
Although everything works perfectly, it's irritating to find that the LED on our F12 key was DOA. If we'd purchased the Mech we wouldn't want to have to go through the annoyance of an RMA just because of QA issues. This is the sort of thing that should be picked up before it leaves the factory.
The CM Storm logo has proven far harder to photograph than it is to see in regular use, but hopefully it's clear enough in these two pictures. You can also see how well the Reaper mouse matches the Mech keyboard.