CheckSum | MelGeek Pixel Lego could be the perfect gift for a true Lego fan
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Mechanical keyboard makers mostly cater to gamers, which is one of the reasons why so many mechanical keyboards on the market look anything but unique. It would not be an exaggeration to say that MelGeek sailed into unknown waters by releasing a keyboard targeted at Lego fans. We reported about this special keyboard before it was launched, and now it is fully available.
Pixel Lego is a Ten-Key-Less keyboard (meaning it does not have the right-hand set of 1 to 9, Del, Enter, Num Lock and -/+ keys) that can be used wired or wirelessly. The official price for the MelGeek Pixel is US$299, but it is currently discounted on the company's official website to US$279. The keyboard has been reviewed not so long ago by Bob Buskirk of ThinkComputers.
As Bob notes in his article, the keyboard comes "in a pretty cool box" and people behind MelGeek appear to take even the smallest details seriously, as evidenced by the fact that both the cable and USB dongle are Lego-themed, too.
Pixel Lego can be had in three colorways; the most brightly coloured option was tested by ThinkComputers. The typing experience was found to be "pretty good" by the reviewer albeit with a warning that avid gamers should probably not expect too much.
Pixel Lego is made of various kinds of plastic. Backlighting, macros and numerous other things can be controlled via the Windows application, which also lets the user get an impression of the internal battery's charge level.
While some of this keyboard's elements have an RGB lighting built into them, it is important to note that the keys themselves are not backlit.
Here is a short list of the product's most important features and specifications.
- Dimensions: 448 x 160 x 30.5 mm
- Weight: 1200 g / 42.3 oz
- Internal battery capacity: 3100 mAh
- Key switches: Custom hot-swappable mechanical key switches by Kailh
Kickstarter via ThinkComputers & MelGeek