Buttons and Operation: Especially
in several respects
As already mentioned, the keys probably represent the core or heart of every keyboard. Without it, the keyboard would probably not be a keyboard – or at least a faulty one that cannot fulfill its purpose. Those who are now more interested in the technical aspect of the keyboard will agree with this short version, but will want to add what is really relevant, is the type of keys – after all, this determines how expensive, how high-quality and, above all, for what purpose the keyboard is suitable.
For the LK300 Pro from Lioncast this is easy to mention – it is equipped with the mechanical switches “MX Brown” from Cherry. Cylindrical plastic caps are drawn over these keys. One would now like to think that it is an ordinary mechanical keyboard that is not worth a closer look. Given the peculiarities of the switches and the entire keyboard, it can be said: Far from it!
Thus the mounting of the macro switches, which are located on the upper side, surprises first of all what was mentioned at the beginning already once. In addition, the keyboard on the right has numerous other special and additional keys that can be used to activate the search function and set the game mode, among other things. On the left side there are additional keys as well as a key that can be used to record additional macros. What is astonishing is the fact that the keyboard has various media functions, but these can only be accessed via key combinations.
Also unusual is the fact that only the brown version of Cherry’s MX switches is available. This is where the tested keyboard differs from its predecessor.
Altogether, it can be stated that there are some peculiarities to be found that distinguish the LK300 Pro and make it a special keyboard that stands out from similar devices – among others from its predecessor.
But now it has to convince not only by extravagances in the equipment, but also in practice, in order to be regarded as a really recommendable keyboard. So in the test, we have devoted ourselves in detail to the functionality as well as the practical features of the keys.
It can be said here that the keys are very easy to use overall. Both haptics and reaction were convincing in the test. Particularly convincing is the tactile feedback, which is always clearly noticeably true in the test – the slight click after pressing the button can be noticed well on deliberate observation. Subjectively the decision for the brown switches seems to be the right one.
The keys of the LK300 Pro are not only pleasing to the eye when playing, but also when typing. We couldn’t find any real points of criticism in the test.