EVGA is perhaps best known for its graphics cards, but it also deals in peripherals, including gaming keyboards. The Z15 is one such offering. There is a discount on this too $49.99 On Newegg right now, that’s an attractive price for a mechanical keyboard.
List price is $129.99, so technically you’re saving $80 on this deal. Looking at price tracking history camel camel, a convenient resource for researching advertised deals (though it only looks at Amazon), pricing has jumped all over this model by an average of $103.33.
EVGA Z15 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard |
$129.99 $49.99 on Newegg (Save $80)
The variant on sale here comes with Kailh Speed Silver Switch, which provides a smooth and quiet typing experience. You can always switch things up because of how swappable switches are used, however, a rare feature in this price range.View Deals
One of the neat features of the Z15 is that it has hot swappable key switches. That means if you get tired of the included Kailh Speed Silver switches, you can replace them with any number of three-pin switches for a change in feel and potentially a new typing experience without buying another keyboard.
It’s a feature that isn’t always fully understood, but since you only have this keyboard for $50, it becomes a worthwhile proposition, should you ever decide to change things up.
Out of the box, the included switches are linear and quiet, for smooth key presses without the typical ‘click’ you get from Kailh Greens or Cherry MX Blues. I really like the obnoxiously loud key switches, but I also know that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for them.
EVGA also estimates a 4,000Hz report rate. Most gaming keyboards offer a 1,000Hz report rate (or polling rate), which translates into a 1ms response time. It’s fairly fast, though the EVGA earns itself bragging rights with a 0.25ms response time.
Other features include RGB lighting, dedicated media controls (including the volume scroll wheel), a magnetic palm rest, and onboard memory for saving custom settings to the keyboard.