Testing the Vengeance K60
In the beginning of this test, we talked about the keyboard’s high level of precision. This is a normal trait for mechanical keyboards, and one of the reasons why they are now so in vogue among gamers. The difference in response between the Vengeance K60 and the other membrane keyboards we’re used to testing is notable and enormous. It actually exceeded the other mechanical keyboards we’ve already tested here in terms of our preference. It quickly responds to two, three rapid presses on the same key.
Our gaming performance is the best proof. Over the weekend, we put the K60 to test. We invariably ended up at the top of the rank of players on several Battlefield 3 matches, and we actually won the title of “killing machine” on a particular match, much to the chagrin of our adversaries. We can’t recommend the Vengeance K60 enough for FPS players.
The left hand wrist rest is a great idea. It’s located just under the WASD cluster, where the left hand always sits during the matches. It’s very comfortable, and the niche for the thumb is a nice touch. The wrist rest makes a difference.
Since they’re mechanical, the keys make a lot of noise to the point of being heard by our fellow players over the Skype teleconference. This is more notable when we stopped playing to type on the game chat interface or on the Skype chat itself. The simple pressing of the keys during gameplay wasn’t overheard, though.
Speaking of typing, the K60 feels like an old typewriter when we put the game aside to work on this test. By the resistance offered by the keys, prolonged typing can get a little tiresome. If the user doesn’t have the habit of typing huge volumes of text, the K60 can even be used as a regular keyboard (and there’s the nostalgia of the clicking sound of an old typewriter).