Review: Mountain Everest Max keyboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The Mountain Everest Max keyboard is the one we’re reviewing today. It’s not the first product of this German manufacturer that we got, as we check already the Makalu 67 mouse. But let’s get bac...

    Review: Mountain Everest Max keyboard
     
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    250 euro wth
     
  3. JamesSneed

    JamesSneed Maha Guru

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    The reviewer notes the keys are ABS not PBT and complains about that fact. Might I suggest he toss a few PBT keys on this board and see how they sound? PBT doesn't shine because it is a harder material but that also makes it prone for more of an annoying ping sound especially with aluminum base plates. It might be they choose ABS keys so the keyboard is more dampened.
     
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    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, that's ugly. And 289 EUR with PBT caps. The world's gone mad.
     

  5. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    pretty much the price of a Corsair K100 in current times :/ missed a 1-day sale months ago, it was around 150€ and I tought "too expensive"....not for 2021 !
     
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    Margalus Master Guru

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    That is actually a nice looking keyboard. Not too flashy or gimmicky like most. And I love Cherry Browns. It would be nice if the numpad had an optional cord so you could move it somewhere else without the whole keyboard though.
     
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    There is one, but it's only 15 cm long. It would be good to have a longer one too.
     
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    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    Good silicon dampening rings do help with that noise.
    Thing I ponder about is if any of their keycaps even are doubleshot, since they don't seem to mention it anywhere on the product pages.
     
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    JamesSneed Maha Guru

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    They will be doubleshot. Its the only way to get those transparent legends.
     
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    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    K95 also got transparent looking legends but is not doubleshot, paint peels of with intensive corona cleaning,
    Replaced them with PBT doublehot keycaps since the transparent part is molded into colored plastik, none doubleshots for RGB are transparent and painted.
     

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    JamesSneed Maha Guru

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    @Hilbert Hagedoorn Can the reviewer pop a key off and check if its doubleshot or not?
     
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    if it cost half that, I might have even considered it
     
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    I have one of these.
    And here are a couple of things Guru does not mention:
    1. The soft isn't that great either - there are bugs. Each update introduces some - starting from minor issues like lighting resetting to default to the point where you will literary have to reinstall all of you USB controllers to make the keyboard work again. Also key remapping and macros is downright shait. It "works" in some very bizarre way - remapped keys lose anti-ghosting, like by pressings Shift+a you will still get "a" no "A". Maybe in the latest BaseCamp they fixed the remap issue - I have not tried it yet. The lighting customization is wayyyy behind Logitech/Corsair, BUT it's also simpler.
    2. Delivery - this is a major pain. I don't know a single person who got this keyboard in promised time frame - usually it takes 4 month for them to deliver.

    If those two things does not bother you - the keyboard is well worth it's 250€ - the best thing I ever had. Keycaps - you can buy whatever you want if you are not happy with what the keyboard is equipped originally (I know the default ones are ABS, but I like them). Switches - hotswapable. Build quality is excellent. The packaging alone is something out of this world.
     
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    Look´s like corsair crap, wont ever come in my place.
     
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    For that price, I'd rather get a Topre keyboard....'nuff said.
     

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    For that price, I'd just buy about 8.333 of these. I already have three of them, some a few years old, heavily used, and they have all been 100% solid, very nice "for the price" keyboards, all still looking and working like new. I just can't see paying over ~75 dollars for any keyboard when you can get a fully functional, legit mechanical, double shot, and not cheap feeling keyboard for ~$30.
     
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    I have a bunch of keyboards, Geekhack was my thing a few years back and I went on a buying spree, I have keyboards with Cherry MX Blue, Green, White, Black and I love 'em all. But for typing, Topre is where it's at, your fingers will thank you! My fav being the 55G Topre Realforce 103UB + Yellow PBT keycaps, such a joy to type on.
     
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    Yeah it might be. Like 0.0001% :D

    All I know is my next keyboard will have QMK support.
    No QMK - not interested.
     
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    Yeah, I know if I tried one with the "proper" stabilizers and lube, etc, etc. I'd love it, but yeah. $30, and mechanical is good enough for me! I type for sh** anyway.
     
  20. mikeysg

    mikeysg Ancient Guru

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    Hey, I'm not dissing cheaper keyboards, heck, I'm using a generic RGB TKL keyboard (Valore AC28) which uses Cherry MX Blue switches and while it was exactly cheap (bought on sale at about 50USD IIRC) I'd thought the price was good for Cherry MX switch KB. I'm using it now because ....well, .....ummm.....RGB.:oops:

    Edit - Admittedly, I'm thinking of getting a Topre RGB TKL keyboard which is >300USD, so I'm taking my time mulling it over as I'm in no hurry to spend that much on a keyboard (already have six Topre keyboards - 2x CM Novatouch, 2x HHKB Pro, 2x RealForce - in my collection). A pretty hefty price tag but damn, I love Topre.....and RGB!:oops::oops:
     
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