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MOUNTAIN introduces the "world's first" 60% keyboard with modularity and mechanical switches

The new Everest 60 keyboard. (Source: MOUNTAIN)
The new Everest 60 keyboard. (Source: MOUNTAIN)
MOUNTAIN is an accessories OEM that makes its own "premium" switches. Three kinds of these can be used with its latest Everest-series keyboard - however, they can also be interchanged with Cherry MXs for improved flexibility in customization. The new peripheral is of the 60% category, yet has an optional numberpad that can click into it at either side.

MOUNTAIN has debuted its new Tactile 55, Linear 45 Speed and Linear 45 switches with its latest keyboard, which, despite being 60%, has arrow keys as standard. The Everest 60 can thus be configured with a set of either of these 3 types. However, as the stabilizers underneath them are from Cherry, the user can also replace them with a choice of any 3- or 5-pin switch from this brand.

On the other hand, MOUNTAIN asserts that the stock switches will keep any gamer happy: they are apparently hand-finished at the OEM's factory for a pleasing sound and action. The Everest 60 is touted as more customizable yet, as it is compatible with not 1 but 10 different sets of new PBT keycap sets.

Therefore, the buyer could opt for 1 of the company's new colorways (from plain black to dual bubblegum-hued "Quartz") or mix and match between the OEM's new "extremely durable" cap options. Then again, should the user opt to bundle a new Everest 60 with its detachable, either-handed numberpad, it apparently comes in the same colors as the main set.

The Everest 60 ships to European customers at prices of between €139.99 (~US$151) and €209.99 (~$227), depending on the mix and match of options as above. 

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The Everest 60 has a numberpad (purchased separately) that can slot in at either side...
The Everest 60 has a numberpad (purchased separately) that can slot in at either side...
...and 10 different keycap sets. (Source: MOUNTAIN)
...and 10 different keycap sets. (Source: MOUNTAIN)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-04-16 (Update: 2022-04-16)