QWERkeys teases new mechanical keyboard, gauges your interest

Mechanical keyboards have something of a community behind them. It's not an especially large community, and it isn't that vocal either. Even so, several companies that cater to this niche market exist.

Here in the U.K., we have QWERkeys, and based on an email sent out to prior customers, there is a possibility of the company bringing their own board to market. Emphasis on the could, as you'll see.

The linked form isn't to order one of the boards, but to register interest. They say that the retail cost will be £100 and that it will be of a high-quality build. For those with an interest in the topic, there's no mention of any OEM manufacturer.

QWERkeys have shown a few images of the board over on their Facebook page, and if you want one it's worth filling in the form. They also dropped a hint about what's doing well at the moment.

It might come across as a strange niche in the world of computer hardware, but QWERkeys must have some faith in it. The company webpage says they were "founded in August 2012", so progression has been swift. Their original product lineup consisted of keycaps for computer keyboards, and has expanded into keyrings and other little trinkets.

Can't wait? The Tex Beetle is a similar board, if you want one now. There isn't much information to go on, but if you're excited, check the form for the 10% discount.

While not a large sample, I personally have bought one of their keyrings as well as a keycap, and on both occasions I've been impressed by the quality.

Source: QWERkeys email

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My perfect keyboard would be a thin, light, backlit, chiclet , quiet mechanical, wireless keyboard with a number pad and a large palm rest. Where is that thing...

Justin Jones said,
My perfect keyboard would be a thin, light, backlit, chiclet , quiet mechanical, wireless keyboard with a number pad and a large palm rest. Where is that thing...

If by wireless you mean Bluetooth then please point me in the right direction.

Shyatic said,
I would love one, they are just too damn loud... I have kids, would wake them up with all the clacking.

You do know not all keys are loud? I use Cherry blacks and they're softer than other keyboards I've used, especially if you don't hit all the way down - with mechanical keyboards the actuation point isn't at the bottom like with membrane keyboards.

Does it have a start button? lol, j/k. I prefer the Start Page (Tile Page) now in Windows 8 more than the traditional one in previous versions.

That picture isn't UK layout. I HAVE to have double stacked enter key, the keyboard is ruined if it doesn't have that.

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