The name speaks for itself – the keyboard offers a true retro-look to its owner. Circular, detached keys ensure that the Ncore Retro has the distinctive look of a classical typewriter. The chrome finished surface in combination with the silver enclosed key caps underlines the high-quality design of the keyboard. Don’t let the deliberate “retro-look” fool you though: underneath is a true mechanical keyboard with all the advantages that brings. This includes Anti-Ghosting technology and the possibility to switch between 6-Key and N-Key Rollover. A variety of function keys can be enabled through use of the FN-Key.
A total of 12 multimedia keys are included, in addition to the possibility to lock the Windows key, switch the functionality of the WASD and arrow-keys and change between 6-key and N-key rollover. As such, the keyboard is not only aimed at fans of old typewriters, but also at enthusiastic gamers and dedicated design buffs, who are looking for a classic keyboard for their office.
The keyboard sports Kaihl White Switches to give the user the haptic feeling of writing with a typewriter. The operation force is approx. 50 cN, while the full tactile force is 60 cN. The switches offer a pronounced and precisely detectable switching point. The Kaihl White switches use a more solid key shaft with gold contact and offer a life expectancy of 70 million hits per key.
Another special feature of the keyboard is the possibility to remove each key of the keyboard on its own, allowing users to change the whole layout of the keyboard, if desired. The Ncore Retro is also water resistant, allowing easy cleaning of the keyboard. The keyboard is connected through USB, with three different keyboard layouts being available in Europe. Besides a German version, both UK and US layouts will be available.
The Ncore Retro is expected to become available in stores from the end of this week. The MSRP for all three models will be 109.99€ incl. 19% VAT. Advance sales in Germany have begun today.