Nixeus Moda v2 Keyboard Review: Simplicity In The Extreme

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Douglas_2

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Despite a good teardown, you lost me at:
It is still, however, a "budget" keyboard, ranging from $70 to $87 at online retailers ...
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...should attract gamers looking for something inexpensive.
makes absolutely no sense.
"Budget" and "inexpensive" I would expect to find in the $20-$40 range.
It is a budget mechanical keyboard, maybe not a budget keyboard compared to your average keyboard but, gamers and typists can reap the benefits of a mechanical keyboard at a low competitive price.
 

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Despite a good teardown, you lost me at:
It is still, however, a "budget" keyboard, ranging from $70 to $87 at online retailers ...
and
...should attract gamers looking for something inexpensive.
makes absolutely no sense.
"Budget" and "inexpensive" I would expect to find in the $20-$40 range.
mechanical keyboards start at around 1$ per key, and top off somewhere around 300$ before going into specialty custom built keyboards.
 

falchard

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There are a few things I like in this keyboard. I like there are no USB or Audio ports on it. I don't like how they make the cable thick when added. I like how it doesn't have a bezel so its easier to clean. I also like how they changed the way it tells the consumer scrollLock or capsLock is on. I wish they positioned these indicators with the keys. I also wish they had a num pad since I use it quite often. Illuminated would be nice too.
 

sillynilly

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It looks like a shoddy Chinese knock off to be honest. With the standard issues you find with quickie products made over there - inconsistent key color, random screws, nibs from the plastic breaks, etc. all read cheap and not well built. I agree with the reviewer - many of the explanations sound like complete crap and make me say no thanks to this cheap offering.
 

synphul

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I suppose it's not bad for a mechanical tkl. For the price there are other mechanical boards with tenkey and custom backlighting using kailh switches. Considering it lacks these features I'd expect it to be closer to the $60-ish range.
 
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For the price, I'd have maybe expected to see cherry mx switches offered instead of kalih, as well as a full sized 104 key rather than a tkl design.

Maybe Nixeus is in it for the long haul, though. I don't own one, but some of their monitors aren't too bad according to some reviews. As for the kb shown above, not really sure what to make of their space key design, is it better than the usual metal bar used to balance the space bar and other larger switches, or is it just another approach??

I can think of some other mechanical boards with cherry switches around the same price or for like $10 more that are really nice. Like the cm q--ffire xt, for example, (long as u don't spill anything sugary on it).
 

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"It is still, however, a "budget" keyboard, ranging from $70 to $87 at online retailers depending on the switch type"
This keyboard is overpriced, These keyboard are budget:
http://www.amazon.com/Tt-eSPORTS-Illuminated-Mechanical-KB-PZR-KLBRUS-06/dp/B018AX3I0C/ref=sr_1_34?ie=UTF8&qid=1456275420&sr=8-34&keywords=rgb+mechanical+keyboard
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Mechanical-Keyboard-High-Speed-920-006519/dp/B00QI2WPJ8/re
http://www.amazon.com/Azio-Backlit-Mechanical-Keyboard-MGK1/dp/B00OBA6QYY/ref=sr_1_42?ie=UTF8&qid=1456275420&sr=8-42&keywords=rgb+mechanical+keyboard
http://www.amazon.com/Tt-eSPORTS-Poseidon-Illuminated-KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01/dp/B00HZE2PJS/ref=sr_1_55?ie=UTF8&qid=1456275539&sr=8-55&keywords=rgb+mechanical+keyboard
http://www.amazon.com/Tt-eSPORTS-Poseidon-Illuminated-KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01/dp/B00HZE2PJS/ref=sr_1_55?ie=UTF8&qid=1456275539&sr=8-55&keywords=rgb+mechanical+keyboard
http://www.amazon.com/Tesoro-Mechanical-Individual-Illuminated-TS-G7SFL/dp/B00U3LM5Z4/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1456221554&sr=8-11&keywords=rgb+mechanical+keyboard
http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-RGB80-Illuminated-Mechanical-Switches/dp/B00KN6548O/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1456221554&sr=8-18&keywords=rgb+mechanical+keyboard
This is what may you get in five minutes in one site.

 

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Agree and many of those seem to have better options and build quality. This was always a pass for me with the Nixeus name on it.
 
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