Mountain, the German hardware manufacturer, stands for high-quality mechanical keyboards. The Mountain Everest 60 is the world’s first fully modular mechanical gaming keyboard with a 60 percent layout. If desired, a number block can simply be docked.
Mountain Everest 60 in detail
Customizable mechanical keyboards are not new to the portfolio of Freiburg-based manufacturer Mountain. However, the new model, Mountain Everest 60, sets itself apart from the competition in many ways.
At first glance, it is a classic mechanical gaming keyboard with a 60 percent layout including arrow keys and customizable RGB lighting. It has compact dimensions of 115 mm x 307.2 mm x 46.44 mm and weighs around 768 grams.
In terms of design, Mountain goes for a minimalist appearance and a sturdy build including a brushed aluminum top and multiple layers of foam that are supposed to provide noise dampening.
The special feature: a number block can be easily docked to the right or left side of the Everest 60 if desired. For this purpose, the corresponding 60 percent numpad has a switch on the underside, with which the orientation of the contacts, including the USB-C port, can be easily changed.
Three different switches
Offered is the Mountain Everest 60 with three different switches. The Linear 45 and Tactile 55 variants were developed for particularly smooth and quiet operation and are aimed equally at gamers, as well as professional users. The Linear 45 Speed variant also features an even lower release travel of 1.1 millimeters.
However, all other switches with 3 or 5 pins can also be used on request. In addition, there are high-quality PBT double-shot keycaps, which are available in many different designs and thus provide an individual look.
Base Camp is used as the accompanying software, which, in addition to customizing the RGB lighting, also allows the creation of macros, individual key assignments and firmware updates.
Other features include N-Key rollover, a polling rate of 100 Hz or 1 ms, and an on-the-fly system via the FN key. The Mountain Everest 60 is connected via USB Type-C. Unfortunately, however, the keyboard is only available in QWERTY layout.
Price and Availability
The Mountain Everest 60 is available at an MSRP of 139.99 euros in stores now. The separate, dockable Num-Pad costs another 49.99 Euros. Both components are also offered as a bundle for 189.99 Euros. More information can be found on the manufacturer’s product website.