The Vortex Core 40' mechanical keyboard is a little treat that needs a little training but the satisfaction is sure.
I have one with Cherry MX Clear and I didn't think could be so good, first Cherry switches I tried are Green, so my expectations were high.
My first impression and what I don't like
My first impression has been good, first esthetically aspect, the black box in elegant and strong cardboard, with silver written and a magnet to close it.
A really elegant package, and first emotion began right here.
Inches 9,84×2,95×1,18 (LxWxH) "translated into inch" from cm (25×7,5×3).
A little keyboard, 47 keys, the thing astonished me and pleasantly surprised has been “the short highness” of the keyboard, totally flat without backflip.
I thought could be not so pleasant to type with it, but I was wrong, this keyboard is very comfortable although so little, so compact, and furthermore so flat.
I don't like the micro USB port, I would have preferred a mini USB type B like almost all the high-quality mechanical keyboards have.
At least, if it was gotta be in this way, a strong and robust material on the outside of the connector, instead of the really minimized micro USB: I wanted more from cable, an accessory that I appreciate a lot, not without reason I use the ClarkKable.
I work out what that for me is a problem, or better a bore, with a 90-degree adapter from micro USB to mini USB type B, so each time I change keyboard I use the same good cable, and avoid to push and pull the micro little USB plug.
What I like of Vortex Core mechanical keyboard
What I like of Vortex Core mechanical keyboard except for the micro USB connector ?
Is really well made, pretty spot-on, special feeling given the small dimensions of the keyboard.
An original way of typing, something new for me that I'm used to use 60% mechanical keyboards.
It's nice to make a little training to learn to use it in a good way, sure you can't bore and will try a good satisfaction when the feeling with this treat permits you to type in the efficient and nice way.
It has been easier as I thought to learn to use the little 47 keys Vortex Core, and to have 3 functions (or more given to f1 and f2 keys) each key is for me very practical.
There are too several ways to customize the keyboard, layout and millisecond responses of the keys, but honestly, when I purchase a mechanical keyboard, I like a bunch to use as it is.
After each weighted purchase, I really like to enjoy the item for a long time to come, appreciating all the little big things you can find out every day, learning to use a specific item, in this for the Vortex Core mechanical keyboard.
The pure pleasure of writing
Writing with the pure pleasure of writing: this means for me to use the Vortex Core, obviously, like for all the other mechanical keyboard I purchased, because of is so, is for I like too much, another way I wouldn't have purchased, it's clear.
The keycaps are good PBT, and the feeling is ok, worths to remember one more time despite the flat plane the keyboard returns a great comfortable typing.
Try to believe.
Under the fingers the good sensation is high, the surface of the keycaps is nice, little rough, just a perception, that helps to find the home row position with the keys F and J without the little-elevated tabs, oh yes, stuff for fans.
Is not so long time I write without watch the keys, one year ago, and I thought to find me in difficult without this benchmark, instead, the keyboard is so little that you really have all the keys under the fingers, and given the little size, with the pinkies you can easily “take the measures” and fun yourself.
Touch the good aluminum case is a good sensation, even if is not necessary for writing, you hardly resist the temptation to caress with fingertips the high-quality case.
Very comfortable, for the touching too, the four little rubber backing, soft but stable, doesn't permit slide to the keyboard on the supporting surface.
The Cherry MX Clear switches return good tactile feedback, not noisy, nice and with an interesting rubber band feeling, not so strong as Cherry Green that I like a bunch, but sure not to bad.
So type well & stay in touch.
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