The Tecware Phantom Verdict & Award
Our Verdict & Award
The Tecware Phantom RGB mechanical keyboard (Price Check) is a real nice surprise. Despite its lack of pedigree and low price, it checks off every important feature we like in a mechanical keyboard… and then some.
Like all other mechanical keyboards, it has user-replaceable keycaps. On top of that, they also made the switches user-replaceable. Heck, they even included a switch puller, and four spare switches!
You would have expected a simple LED backlight for mechanical keyboards at this price range. Instead, the Tecware Phantom offers individual RGB lighting for every key! In addition to the 18 built-in colour modes, you can customise the LED backlight colour, pattern and effect for every key.
They also used SMD LED lights in the Tecware Phantom (Price Check). SMD LEDs are not just brighter and last longer than DIP LED lights, they also use less power. In fact, the Phantom only uses 1.25 W of power.
Tecware did not skimp on the USB interface either. The Phantom has a 1000 Hz USB polling rate, and a gold-plated USB connector protected by a cap during travel.
We not only like it A LOT, we also think that it is a steal. It offers many features that are only found in more expensive keyboards. Tecware has just proven that it is possible to can create an awesome mechanical keyboard that won’t break the bank!
That is why we feel the Tecware Phantom (Price Check) deserves our Editor’s Choice Award. Congratulations, Tecware!
Where To Buy The Tecware Phantom
Here is a selection of links to purchase the Tecware Phantom mechanical keyboard, and its Tenkeyless brother, the Tecware Phantom 87 Key :
- Tecware Phantom (RGB backlight, Outemu Brown) : US$ 49.99
- Tecware Phantom (RGB backlight, Outemu Blue) : US$ 49.99
- Tecware Phantom 87 Key (White backlight, Outemu Blue) : US$ 39.99
- Tecware Phantom 87 Key (Red backlight, Outemu Blue) : US$ 29.99
In Malaysia, you can reach out to SunCycle Distribution (+605-332-5531) or purchase from Lazada.
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