PC & Console Peripherals

The Keyboard X50Q: The most customizable of all keyboards

Weather forecaster, stock market maven, gamer or geek: The Keyboard X50Q can be programmed in so many ways that you don’t necessarily have to call it a pure gaming keyboard. Moreover, programmers will get their money’s worth with the keyboard, thanks to the API interface.

After this eloquent introduction to the review of The Keyboard X50Q, we’ll shift down a few gears and proceed step by step as usual. Only so much in advance: We will have a lot to report!

For more than 15 years now, functional, precise, robust and good-looking input tools have been presented under the Das Keyboard brand, which are often celebrated. The brand belongs to the Texan company Metadot, which is actually known for software solutions à la process management, ticket system and website monitoring. In 2018, the US-Americans launched the newest member of the keyboard lineup. It is equipped with backlit, anti-ghosting and an incredible number of personalization options.

We took a closer look at the gem and literally looked under the hood.

Specifications

Keyboard type Mechanical
Keyboard size Full-size with numeric keypad
Button switch Gamma Zulu by Omron
Reaching the switch point 1.5 mm
Sampling rate 1,000 Hz
Trigger pressure 45 g
Lighting RGB
Cable connection USB type A
Cable length 2 m, braided
Multimedia buttons 3 media buttons, volume control
Rollover technology Anti-ghosting
Compatible operating systems Windows 10
Dimensions 45.7 x 3.2 x 16.8 cm
Weight 2,250 kg
Material Aluminum, ABS
Colors Black
Price € 119.00*

What’s inside the box

Without much around it, The Keyboard X50Q takes center stage right out of the box. It comes with just the typical tool for removing individual keys, the obligatory user manual, and a separate set of caps in silver for the WASD keys. This provides the first clue that it is primarily a gaming keyboard. However, unpacking the keyboard reveals that the X50Q is capable of much more. The Texan keyboard definitely makes a very good and stable impression.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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