Zalman ZM-K900M RGB mechanical keyboard review

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Zalman ZM-K900M
Zalman doin' RGB with Kailh based switches

We review the ZM-K900M, the new RGB LED lit mechanical keyboard from Zalman. This Kailh switches based mechanical keyboard with nice pressure keys comes with an RGB LED animation system. Overall a simple and straightforward looking yet intensely versatile keyboard with some very cool per key LED lighting features that can animate. Let's have a peek shall we ?

As Zalman is slowly expanding their product line they offer a new Z-MACHINE Gaming gear range keyboard with the ZM-K900M. A simple looking yet very extensive mechanical keyboard with RGB  LED back-lighting while being fitted with Kailh switches (mechanical). It's not just all about the LEDs and cool lighting animations of course, the keyboard comes in a really sturdy black design and as simple as it is, it just looks incredible (though I'll immediately acknowledge that taste is a very subjective thing). The RGB LED lit keys are coated for long lasting letters, and yeah keys and can be lit and animated per key, without the use of software. A few LED animation modes are thrown in as well like wave, breathing and responsive effects. 

Model Number ZM-K900M
Key Switch Type Kailh switches
Availability may vary by region
Key Rollover NKRO (Windows)
Keycaps 104, ABS, removable
Polling Rate 1000 Hz/1ms
Backlight Full back-lit, 1 colors, dimmable, animated
Windows Key Lock Yes
Media Keys Yes 
Interface USB 2.0, full speed
USB cable 1.7m braided, 
Weight ~1.250 g

As many know, I do like my share of bling when it comes to PC gaming, but I also like simple keyboards that go back to the roots of their fast responsive functionality. Well that and it sits sturdy on my desktop with just the right feel of keys. The ZM-K700M as released under the Z-Machine branding comes with a lot of features that should be appealing to you as a gamer. For example low latency USB connectors, and as a mechy the keys have a long-lived, can withstand a good beating, the stuff you as a gamer like so much. We have seen it on several keyboard before already, but the ZM-K900M is equipped with anti-ghosting capability which means multi-key presses at the same time are an option, again something gamers are after. The overall design if the keyboard is appealing as well as it comes with a nice black dark design with smooth coating and thus feel.

The background lighting is dimmed so that you can watch and observe the LED animation system a little better.

For a first impression I like to ask you to watch the above video.
The keyboard feels extremely comfortable at your hands. Design wise the forms and shapes seem a little simple, however that's until the keys light up with animated back-lighting. The LED back-lights can highlight all the keys at once you can choose from a few programmed animations. Albeit more limited, the keyboard is programmable as we'll discuss later in in the article. Priced at 99 USD this product rather cheap within its Mechy RGB product range. Anyway, have a peek at the product first ... and then browse our way into the review.

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