So you want a cheap Mechanical keyboard? Well yeah there are cheap ones and the Armaggeddon MKA-7C psycheagle – it’s perhaps one of the cheaper ones around but is it worth your consideration?
Starting off – I’d like to point out that you MAY NOT locate it at Leapfrog / Armaggeddon websites because the website lists it as ‘psychfalcon’ – check out the official product page. Gah it took me a while to realize that.
Now on with the keyboard, it looks pretty sweet from top down. (Click to enlarge)
That’s until you view it from the sides, and that’s when you realize it actually looks pretty darn ugly.
Once plugged into USB the keyboard lits and it comes with 9 profiles, and it looks pretty sweet but that’s about it. It’s a rainbow colored keyboard with the colors being fixed. Make no mistake, it’s not an RGB keyboard.
The keys are individually lit and the switch – it’s not Cherry, neither is it Kailh switch. Upon closer look the name written is ‘Content’ of which I’ve never heard of.
At the bottom the product strays from it’s supposedly ‘metal-like’ finish on the upper plastic and went with glossy dust-magnet type of finish.
Lastly, the package comes with a manual and a cap remover.
Here’s the specs taken from the official product page.
The Armaggeddon MKA-7C is rather disappointing when you consider it’s priced slightly above RM 300. Now the keyboard works fine for usage, the switch works as what a blue switched keyboard would and the caps are decent but fonts are horrendous. The key difference is that this blue switch feels like it needs a little more force to press and it gives a louder “clack” sound when compared to my Kailh blue-switch keyboard.
As for the keyboard, it feels a little low when raised and to my disappointment it doesn’t grip the table well enough so it slides when certain pressure is applied – this is a first for me, most keyboard would just grip well when placed on a flat surface.
So besides having unknown switch, inability to provide grip and lousy fonts, the keyboard also does not come with software to customize it in any way. In the end it feels like an overpriced Mechanical keyboard.
The Armaggeddon MKA-7C psycheagle Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails at RM 320, it’s a fine example of how a poorly priced product. Imagine paying a good sum for a keyboard with an unknownn switch, unable to control the lightings (limited to the profiles), it’s not RGB and doesn’t come with software, and it couldn’t even grip the surface properly.
Oh, did I mention that the brand can’t even get the name of the product right? Falcon or Eagle? For the record, I do study animals and if you study animals too (especially birds of prey) you’ll know that there’s a huge difference between an eagle and a falcon.