Mechanical keyboards are popping up all over the place these days. Different manufacturers are coming up with their own take on this every-important computational input device—be it in various color options, with more knobs and sliders on them than ever before, and even some that take a retro approach and throw it back to the earliest form of our QWERTY-styled keyboards.
One of the more recent mechanical keyboards to enter the mix is the DREVO BladeMaster keyboard, which is currently only in existence as a project on Kickstarter. The rather innocuous-looking keyboard would seem like a rather run-of-the-mill device. But the fact that the thing just surpassed the 700 percent funded mark on the platform certainly caught our eye and forced us to stop and take a look.
The BladeMaster is a very minimalist looking keyboard with effectively no “bezel” around the outer keys, which makes it seem liker those keys are almost floating. And the lack of a number pad and hot keys of to the side would lead one to believe that DREVO had little interest in the gaming market with this product, but that’d be a shortsighted view with the BladeMaster.