Whether you’re a hardcore coder or even just an obsessive gamer, chances are pretty good that you’re already well-acquainted with the benefits of using a mechanical keyboard. But let’s face it. For all of their improvements in performance, mechanical keyboards are, ultimately, pretty bulky (not to mention loud) pieces of hardware. In other words, they’re far from what most people would call portable. But those issues might just be a thing of the past thanks to this upcoming release.
Vissles has just announced the LP85, an optical-mechanical keyboard that it’s billing as the thinnest in the world. In practice, this means that it comes in at a mere 0.31 inches at its slimmest, also weighing just 1.2lbs thanks to an anodized aluminum chassis. Of course, Vissles couldn’t squeeze spring-actuated contacts into such a compact package, so the LP85 instead features a series of premium X-optical switches. By minimizing the activation distance to some 2.5mm of travel, they create a feel similar to that of typing on a mechanical keyboard. Much more than a PC party trick, however, the LP85 comes with plenty of other practical features, too. In addition to three-device pairing, a long-lasting 2,000mAh battery, and an Apple-oriented layout, it also offers support for Windows, Android, and iOS systems. Oh, and being a gaming keyboard, naturally, it boasts built-in RGB lighting.
Although the Vissles LP85 officially launches on October 12th, you can sign-up now to pre-order it for $99 (35% off).
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