If you do a lot of PC gaming, you might want to take a look at the Turtle Beach Impact 500 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, so here is our review.
This is how Turtle Beach describe the Impact 500:
“The Turtle Beach IMPACT 500 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for PC and Mac combines precision and power in a minimalist, tenkeyless keycap layout for minimum distance and smaller keyboard footprint. For that sharp, tactile feel, the Impact 500 features Cherry Blue MX mechanical switches that deliver gold-standard responsiveness. Six-key rollover with full anti-ghosting means fast-moving fingers can control games without the fear of missed moves and dropped instructions. And a rubber-coated, steel reinforce chassis provides rock-solid stability in a small footprint occupying less space on your desktop.”
Minimalist Layout – Minimalist ten keyless keycap layout for minimum distance and smaller keyboard footprint.
Cherry MX Blue Switches – Enjoy the signature sharp, tactile response of Cherry MX Blue switches.
Make Every Keystroke Count – Six-key rollover with full anti-ghosting means fast-moving fingers can control games without the fear
of missed moves and dropped instructions.
Built to Last – A steel reinforced chassis provides stability and durability.
High-Quality Feel – Black rubberized cover coating for a stylish, soft-touch finish.
Easy to Set Up – USB plug-and-play with a detachable braided USB cable.
What’s in the Box?
The box contains the keyboard, a quick start guide and a USB cable for connecting the keyboard to the computer.
A Closer Look
The keyboard itself is fairly small, but it certainly packs a punch and the size works out perfectly for those games that use a lot of keyboard presses. The keys themselves give you that nice satisfying click when you press them and they are very responsive, exactly what you would expect from Blue MX switches from Cherry.
They keyboard is very solid and can really take a pounding, and with the rubberised coating even the hardest of finger presses will be taken in their stride.
The keyboard connects to either a PC or Mac using the removable USB cable and they keyboard is compact enough that you can take it with you if you go to a gaming tournament, or just round to a friends house to play.
There are a few things missing from this gaming keyboard that may be a deal-breaker for some though. There are no programmable keys and there is no backlighting, but for most people this shouldn’t be an issue.
If you like your PC gaming and you want to get an advantage over your fellow gamers, then you should really consider adding this keyboard to your arsenal.
The Turtle Beach Impact 500 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for £99.99, but as always take a look around for the best deal.