For a while there I was covering a new RGB keyboard every two weeks but I haven’t covered any in over a month now. This is partially due to all of the video card launches, but also I’ve been turning away a lot of companies as well. Frankly, everyone in their mom is making their new RGB mechanical keyboards and there just isn’t much separating them. I would prefer to keep things fresh and check out a variety. So to change things up today I’m taking a look at the new Vortex Pok3r RGB. Those of you who see me and my wife out at LANs has most likely seen both of us gaming using Vortex Poker keyboards (she has a Poker 2 and I have a Pok3r), so I’m excited to finally be able to talk a little about one of my favorite keyboards. On top of this one having RGB backlighting, it also sports Cherry’s new Nature White keyswitches, so this is my first experience with them as well.

Product Name: Vortex Pok3r RGB

Review Sample Provided by: Vortex

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE

 

Specifications
Size 60%
Dimensions 27x5.5x0.5cm
Weight about 76g
Physical Layout US QWERTY
Switches Available

Cherry Brown

Cherry Blue

Cherry Red

Cherry Black

Cherry Nature White

Switch Mount Type Plate
LED Backlighting Full RGB
Keycaps Double Shot ABS
Keyboard color options Black or White
USB Key Rollover Full
Primary Interface Detachable Mini-USB
Cord Length 60 Inches
Warranty 1 year

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #38010 16 Jul 2016 04:37
Today I check out the Vortex Pok3r RGB, a 60% keyboard that is great for saving desk space or for events
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clatus replied the topic: #38089 19 Aug 2016 13:59
Good review. I purchased one and the open layout provides for some gorgeous RGB effects. Almost something you could just buy for display. However, I'm going to be returning mine because they have really bad stabilizer rattle. Backspace/Delete & Enter/Return are by far the worst. To the point it sounds like a $20 board and like two different keyboards between stabilizers/non-stabilizers. My Ducky Shine 2 wasn't nearly as bad. Could I squeeze some lube in there? Sure, but it's not guaranteed to work and then not only can I no longer return it but I probably voided my warranty on a brand new $140 board.

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