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.
|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|
|Cable connection||USB type A|
|Cable length||2 m, braided|
|Multimedia buttons||3 media buttons, volume control|
|Compatible operating systems||Windows 10|
|Dimensions||45.7 x 3.2 x 16.8 cm|
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.