Sharkoon shows off the PureWriter RGB, a new line of keyboards with a flat design. These mechanical keyboards feature Kailh low-profile switches in Red and Blue varieties. It has NKRO, anti-ghosting, function keys with preset multimedia actions, 16.8m RGB LED lights, and a detachable USB cable. The fullsized PureWriter RGB costs 79.90EUR but Sharkoon also has a tenkeyless PureWriter TKL RGB for $69.90EUR.
Sharkoon widens its range of low profile keyboards, and, with the PureWriter RGB and the PureWriter TKL RGB, introduces two versions with stepless adjustable RGB illumination. Both versions – with or without number block – benefit from additional function keys with preset multimedia actions. Following from the previous PureWriter models without RGB, Sharkoon is continuing with the mechanical switches from the Kailh manufacture. Both RGB Keyboards are available with either red or blue switches.
With the Purewriter RGB and the Purewriter RGB TKL, Sharkoon has put its low-profile keyboards with stepless adjustable RGB illumination into a new light. Apart from preprogrammed lighting effects and preset lighting profiles, there is also a mode which offers an individualized choice of colors from the whole RGB spectrum. The chosen illumination can be programmed on-the-fly and saved in profiles. All settings are made directly on the keyboard and software is not needed.
The keyboard version with the number block has separate multimedia keys for volume control, or for launching the preferred email program. In addition, this and the TKL version both have function keys with preset multimedia actions, which, for example, can be used for controlling the media player.
The puristic aluminium surface remains the same, as does the frameless compact design – measuring 436 mm in length (355 mm for the version without number block) and 127 mm in width. Thanks to n-key rollover, anti-ghosting keys, a polling rate of 1,000 Hz as well as a choice of mechanical switches, the keyboards have not only been made for office use. The blue switches have an acoustic, tactile feedback with a detectable switching point; the red switches could be of interest to gamers as these have a linear characteristic and an undetectable switching and click point. Both keyboard versions have flat keycaps with a height of 6.2 mm and a lifecycle of at least 50 million key strokes.
The PureWriter RGB and the Purewriter TKL RGB connect using one of the supplied USB cables, which each a have a gold-plated micro B plug and a type A plug. The shorter cable has a length of 50 cm, which is ideal for connecting to notebooks. The longer 150 cm cable is suitable for use with conventional PCs. The keyboards are also compatible with Android devices by means of an OTG adapter.
The Sharkoon PureWriter RGB, with either red or blue mechanical switches, is available at a suggested retail price of 79.90 euros. The Sharkoon PureWriter RGB TLK, also with either red or blue switches, is available at a suggested retail price of 69.90 Euros.