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Alienware's new RGB mechanical gaming keyboard looks like a spaceship engine

The Alienware RGB Gaming Keyboard MK410K fits nicely with Alienware's spaceship design language. (Image source: Alienware)
The Alienware RGB Gaming Keyboard MK410K fits nicely with Alienware's spaceship design language. (Image source: Alienware)
Alienware's new MK410K RGB Gaming Keyboard offers CherryMX Brown switches in a design that looks right at home with their new "Spaceship Engine" design. It would also be an interesting way to round out a future-themed custom build.
Craig Ward,

OEM keyboards are usually dull and unimpressive. They look like generic slabs using low-quality rubber domes and are made to be cheap add-ons at purchase time. The new Alienware RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is an attempt to change that.

While the key/font combination is still generic, Alienware’s design team has designed the body to fit with their current laptop and desktop aesthetic. There is a diamond-like angle to the sides with a rounded top. The front uses the same spaceship engine (rounded rectangle) look as the Area 51 laptop or Aurora desktop, meaning that they will look right at home when used together. There are also media keys for all your regular functions, with volume up/down and mute being on dedicated keys rather than behind a function layer.

The switches are CherryMX Brown rated at up to 100 million keystrokes, and the keys are mounted in the more futuristic floating style. There is USB pass-through for something such as a wireless mouse dongle. Alienware claims there is enough amperage provided to charge a phone. However, this might be slower than directly connected to a USB port on the laptop or computer. The 1000 Hz polling rate and N-key rollover (NKRO) should result in lower latency and no chance of blocking an input by pushing too many keys at once.

The Alienware RGB Gaming Keyboard MK410K will be available from 4 August 2020 at an MSRP of US$130.

The more generic looking key caps and font could have benefitted from a little extra flair. (Image source: Alienware)
The more generic looking key caps and font could have benefitted from a little extra flair. (Image source: Alienware)

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Craig Ward, 2020-06-23 (Update: 2020-06-21)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.