Z-Board Gaming keyboard
Posted on: 05.11.2004 01:00:00

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ideazon Z-Board

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Today we are taking a look at the Zboard keyboard from ideazon, this keyboard is aimed at the gamer market due to its unique hot swappable key sets. Sound interesting, read on.

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In the box

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Open the lid on the box and you are immediately faced with the keyboard with the gaming layout already attached. Let me get all of it out of the box so I can explain better.

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As I said hot swappable key set you get 2 sets of key layouts included in the box, the gaming set and a normal set. If we take a closer look at the gaming set you can see the difference properly and see the key layouts.

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Well as you can see it. The gaming set has been altered by shoving the qwerty layout over to the right of the keyboard. Although this cuts out the numpad it enables you to still type messages in game. You can see from the blown up part of the gaming control part of the keyboard that the keys already have been labeled with jump, reload ect..

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Swapping the keys over was easy, all you have to do is lift the clip on the right side of the keyboard and thatís it. Fitting is the reverse of removing laying the selected key set down the same way you lifted the other set off.

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Without any key sets on you can see the rubber plungers that the keys depress to send the signals these felt secure and gave me the impression they would not break in the future. Also did you notice the two notches sticking out the back of the keyboard in the right picture?

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Thatís Right it also has a built in USB 2 port hub, although not essential if you donít need it could come in handy for those that do.

Even the standard keyboard is feature packed with 2 extras sets of hot keys, I am quite impressed. Also add to that all the volume and media controls this keyboard is feature packed.Here let us have a look at the specsÖ




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