Func has been around for a while now, putting out a few good keysets, yet nothing that has so far set the world on fire. With their newest model, the KB-46 , they are setting out to enter a more refined market featuring a unit with a cleaner design and some impressive specs. The keyboard comes with the normal switch options yet omits blacks leaving for a choice of Blue, Brown or Red, bummer for fans of Blacks. Each key is lit individually, which is pretty standard these days, the shape of the keys follow a cylindrical design, if you have ever used a Razor BlackWidow, your hands will feel right at home, as they keys feel like carbon copy’s. As per normal these days on a keyboard labeled ‘gaming’ the unit features full N-key roll over along with a detachable wrist rest akin to something you would find a Steelseries product, if a little smaller. In terms of additional keys, your macro keys along with your muiltmedia keys are mapped to the F-keys, besides that its your normal full size keyset, with dimensions sitting in at, 17.7 x 1.3 x 7.8 inches ; 3 pounds.
If you have ever seen a keyboard with LEDs, the LEDs here are not going to blow you away, they light up, good for dark rooms. The keyboard rocks a brilliant 1.8m USB cable , in fact of the best non custom cables I have ever seen on a keyboard. Its braided and gold plated and just fantastic. Sadly it lacks a PS/2 cable, which seems is a feature quite popular among hardcore audiences and might be something to think of implementing in the next iteration of the unit.
Just like any other blue (Model reviewed was blue) switch, the keys feel great to use. The body of the keyboard is sleek and lacks any ugly ricer features, it feels like it could withstand more than just a few lans. The function assignment software is sleek and easy to use, and wont get in the way
This new keyset from Func works well, looks nice and will last you for a while to come, yet it lacks really anything to make it stand out from the crowd, and really this makes you question the $122 price tag.
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