QPAD MK-95 Opto Mechanical Switch Keyboard Review
Published: 20th January 2020 | Source: QPAD | Price: |
With plenty of features to highlight the box for the MK-95 goes for the "tell them everything" route, although we still have a clear product image and specification table.
Within the box we have the keyboard itself, a soft and supportive wrist rest that attaches to the chassis with magnets, extra silver key-caps for those of you who like that sort of thing, and a manual written by someone who's never seen the English language.
The underside is simple with no cable routing options, USB pass-through ports or anything other than two stubby feet and plenty of rubber pads to keep the MK-95 from moving. Given it's weight we'd suggest it wouldn't move even without these. It's a sturdy thing.
The switches themselves are unique to QPAD, being optical with a mechanical adjustment that lets them swap between clicky and quiet. The stalks are non-standard too, and although most people don't change their key caps it's still something to be aware of. On the F-Keys we have the usual multi-function features letting you control your medial and lighting here should you so wish.
At the top right is the MK-95s party piece, the very mechanical switch that allows you to swap between linear non-clicky switch types or the tactile and audible click style, depending upon preference. We know many people who prefer clicky ones when typing but quiet ones when gaming, and here you can have both without changing keyboard.
The feet on the MK-95 aren't the highest we've ever seen, but fortunately the keyboard itself is fairly angled by default so it provides no ergonomic issues for those of you typing your novel. You can also see how crisp the lighting is from these photos, although we'll look closer on the next page.
When you change the switch from Blue Mode to Red Mode, or vice versa, the lighting on the whole keyboard changes briefly to give you an at-a-glance reminder of what you've just done. It quickly reverts back to your own scheme, but it's a nice touch.