Hexgears, makers of the popular X-1 mechanical keyboard, is back on kickstarter with an even better model, the Hexgears Venture. The new mechanical keyboard comes with an ultra-slim form factor and a large battery making it ideal for gamers and professionals on the move.
Mechanical keyboards have long been heavy and bulky. But the Hexgears Venture aims to change this trend by offering a low-profile metal-reinforced design without sacrificing on the goodness of mechanical switches. The keyboard packs superior batteries, RGB lighting, and multi-device Bluetooth connection thereby delivering an uncompromising gaming experience, even on a couch.
The Hexgears Venture is made out of machine-finished aluminum, which is carefully textured and anodized for color. The injection molded plastic for its lower shell ensures strong Bluetooth penetration. Venture’s Kailh Choc mechanical switches are built to last, rated for 70 million presses. The switches are customizable, with three different options available — linear (red), tactile (brown), and tactile clicky (white, retooled).
The Venture is the first Wireless keyboard with an RGB light ring. It features per-key RGB lighting, which can be configured onboard. This eliminates any compatibility issues with Bluetooth LE devices. There are numerous animations for the keys as well as the light ring to suit user needs.
Keeping the Hexgears Venture alive are dual 2000mAh rechargeable batteries. This means there’s a total of 4000mAh battery capacity on board, ensuring long battery life (up to 4 weeks with RGB lighting disabled). The company has also taken customer feedback into account, making the batteries user replaceable.
- Full-size layout in a low profile form factor
- 4-device Bluetooth Low Energy (4.x+ LE compatible) memory
- Advanced per-key RGB lighting and light ring
- Battery life: 4 weeks without RGB (2-3 hours per day), up to 16 hours with per-key RGB
- Future-proof USB C port for wired mode and charging
- Accessories: Mac keycaps and Mac mode included, carrying case stretch goal ($200k)
- 6-key rollover (anti-ghosting) in BT mode, NKRO / 1000 Hz polling when wired
- Dimensions & weight: 17″ x 5.5″ x 1″ — 1.57 lb.
The Hexgears Venture is currently up on kickstarter for crowdfunding, already raising more than 50 percent of its $50,000 goal. Early backers can choose between Black and Grey color options at a special price of $119.99. Head over to the kickstarter page here for backing the project.
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