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Sharkoon PureWriter is a minimalistic full-size mechanical keyboard

Posted on Thursday, October 05 2017 @ 15:33:41 CEST by

Sharkoon recently introduced the PureWriter TKL and now the company folllows up with a full-sized PureWriter. This is a flat mechanical keyboard, it uses low-profile Kaihl Red or Blue mechanical switches and has an aluminium alloy top cover. You get blue LED illumination with some light effects but overall this keyboard offers very minimalistic design. Sharkoon says the MSRP is 79.90EUR.

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Sharkoon expands their range of flat, mechanical keyboards and introduces with the PureWriter, a low-profile keyboard with number block and dedicated multimedia keys. Recently released was the Sharkoon PureWriter TKL, the little brother in 2-block layout. Like with the TKL version, Sharkoon again uses flat, mechanical switches from the company Kailh. The Sharkoon PureWriter, in a 3-block layout, is now available with either red or blue switches.

With the PureWriter, Sharkoon now presents a flat, mechanical keyboard for lovers of the number block. It also offers separate multimedia keys for volume control, play/pause or to simply launch the preferred media player. The PureWriter is large at 436 mm long and 127 mm wide, and again frameless, compact and flat. The aluminium alloy top cover improves the stability of the keyboard. Technically, the keyboard is equipped with n-key rollover, anti-ghosting keys and a polling rate of 1,000 Hz, making it state of the art.

The new PG1350 series switches from Kailh made the flat construction of the Sharkoon PureWriter TKL a possibility. The same switches are used again in the PureWriter, or rather, the 3-block layout version: The Sharkoon PureWriter Blue offers an acoustic, tactile switch with a detectable switching point. The distance to actuation point is 1.5 mm while the operating force is 55 grams. The Sharkoon PureWriter Red offers a linear switch, undetectable switching point and click point, operating force of 45 grams and 1.5 mm distance to actuation point. Both versions have a keycap height of 6.2 mm and the keys have a minimum operating life cycle of 50 million keystrokes.

The blue LED illumination is infinitely adjustable and offers a multitude of pre-programmed lighting effects. Customized lighting can be programmed on-the-fly and saved in five profiles, for example individual lighting of single keys. All settings are made directly on the keyboard; therefore, software is not necessary and thus not included in delivery. The PureWriter connects via one of the two included USB cables, each with a gold-plated micro-B and type A plug. The 50 cm long cable is perfect to connect the keyboard with notebooks; the 150 cm long cable is suitable for conventional PCs. The PureWriter is compatible with Windows 7/8/10. With an OTG adapter, Android devices, such as smartphones and tablets, can also be used.

The Sharkoon PureWriter is now available in either red or blue mechanical switches for the suggested retail price of 79.90 euros from authorized retailers.



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