In this article I talk about a Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB, full layout and default ABNT 2, RGB backlight with different modes, and Outemu Blue switches.
In 2013 was building a new PC full. Chose for him the keyboard Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600. Is the simplest keyboard of Microsoft, with multimedia keys and low profile. Is a membrane keyboard, like most cheaper keyboards. He has no frills non-standard ergonomic, that are only good for those using a single keyboard. I was using keyboards Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 in my work, and liked enough of them, so it turned out to be a natural choice.
A common problem of Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 and than, with the time, the silkscreen buttons tends to disappear, and we ended up getting a keyboard where the most used keys are getting without identification or identification means erased. So far I haven't considered change keyboard.
But, a more serious problem arose in the middle of last year. Eventually some keys “enroscavam” and they looked like they were down indefinitely. The crash was only logical, physically the key and the returned membrane usually. But the only way to stop the repetition was removing the USB cable from the keyboard and connecting again. It was not something common, happened even once a week. but when it happened it was very uncomfortable. If I was typing a text, for example, the key in question began to repeat itself endlessly. Happened even a few times when I was typing a text here in Skooter Blog.
I've never been absolutely sure if the defect was actually the Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 or something in Windows, but as the keyboard had the problem of screen printing, I chose to return it. And the fact is that the defect did not appear after the exchange of keypad.
The choice of Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB
Since I started riding my own computers, I often find use high-performance parts and quality. Work with the PC at home and need a lot of processing power and memory. In 2013 I've ridden the PC with i7 processor, 32GB de RAM, etc. De leaves para fish, I just used some upgrades forced by problems, so my current setup is already a bit behind, especially the video card, but for my use is good.
Give way, I started 2018 with my PC with the following configuration (with links to items that have already been shown here in Skooter Blog):
- Monitor Dell U2410
- Cooler Master HAF X Enclosure 942 Full Tower
- Motherboard Asus Z87-DELUXE
- Intel Core i7 4770
- 32 GB Corsair Dominator RAM (4x8GB)
- Video card EVGA GEForce GTX 760 SC 4GB
- Sandisk SSD 240GB SDSSDXPS240G
- HD Western Digital 4 TB WDC WD4002FYYZ
- HD Western Digital 4 TB WD30EZRX
- HD Seagate 3 TB ST3000DM001
- HD Western Digital 4 TB WD40EZRZ
- Sound card Creative Sound Blaster Zx
- Fonte Corsair RM850
- BD-RW Pioneer BDR-209D
- BD-RE HL-DT-ST BH14NS40
- DVD-RW Sony AD-7280S
- CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S
- Front panel 5.25 Multi function ″
- Speakers Logitech G623
- Microsoft Wired Keyboard Keyboard 600
- Mouse Logitech G9x
For a lot of people, the simple keyboard set stands out on my route. But I always answer that was enough for me a good keyboard ABNT2, and without frills ergonomic.
Often told me of mechanical keyboards and its wonders. But it seemed to me something very targeted towards gamers, and I don't even play on PC. My recollection of mechanical keyboards there in years 90 Neither was good, were keys that failed and often enroscavam.
Decided to purchase a new keyboard, I even pondered another Microsoft Wired Keyboard Keyboard 600, After all my lasted almost 5 years. And it costs less than R$ 100,00. But wanted to consider the options.
First I considered the options of membrane keyboards even. I thought I'd pick up a keyboard Logitech, because I like the brand. The Logitech K120 It seemed a good thing, but he doesn't have multimedia keys. The Logitech MK270 have multimedia keys, but it is wireless. It seems unnecessary to me a wireless keyboard for desktop. He ain't going nowhere. And a wire or a thread unless it makes no difference. On the other hand, It would be more a device for me to worry about batteries.
I decided to then take a look at mechanical keyboards. First I went to see the tags that I already know and trust. Soon already ruled Logitech, because they don't do mechanical keyboard in the standard ABNT2. Corsair It seemed a good thing, but in addition to being very expensive, are not real ABNT2. Missing the point key on the numeric keypad, HE knows-because.
In the meantime I decided to study a little more about mechanical keyboards, including the different types of keys, switches, lighting, etc. I decided it was better to make a list of requirements on the keyboard that I wanted, to facilitate the search.
Then, list the five features I was looking for and their justifications.
Question 1: Full keyboard
There are smaller keyboards, Some called 60%, similar to laptop keyboards, without the numeric keypad. I didn't want one of those. Want a full keyboard, because using the numeric keypad.
Question 2. ABNT2 Layout
When I started using PCs, mostly there were American standard keyboards. I got used to them. I left aside everything I learned in the course of typing and fit. Only a few years later I went to see the first “keyboards with cedilla”. But I avoided them as much as I could. Whenever I was going to buy a new keyboard, looking for a American standard I've ever used.
With the time it was getting harder and harder to find on the standard American keyboard. And when you thought were still bizarre things with non-standard keys. For example: key “Power” in place of the “Print Screen” moving the Print Screen to the place of the Insert, the Insert into place the Delete, and other bizarre.
I ended up yielding to the standard ABNT2 when bought a monitor and won as toast a wireless keyboard and mouse from Microsoft that followed the pattern. Moreover, followed more or less the default, It was one of those with “Delete” great. Also bought, more or less at the same time, a national laptop from HP, that also came with keyboard with cedilla.
The fact is that just getting used to the ABNT2 layout. It is much easier to type texts in Portuguese, because the accent is more accessible, and in the same place where they were in typewriters. Today not open his hand.
Question 3: Backlight
Since it is to buy an expensive keyboard, It is essential that it has backlight, to type in the dark if applicable. This feature is present in my laptop and it's very useful. I wouldn't need necessarily be RGB, a white light would be of good size.
Question 4: Cherry MX Switches Brown (or equivalent of another brand)
All my knowledge about the various types of switch It's just theoretical. I simply had no way of testing, because you can't get this kind of keyboard in local stores. I learned that the switches Cherry MX Blue has tactile and audible feedback, that the Cherry MX switches Brown has only tactile feedback and that the Cherry MX switches Red has the free course, without audible or tactile-feedback.
Well, the Cherry MX Brown are the most suitable for first-timers, by having the tactile feedback and don't make so much noise as Cherry MX Blue. The Cherry MX Red is better suited for games. The Cherry MX Blue is indicated for typing. Recommendations to the, Some people love or hate each of these types of switches regardless of application, and many other types of switch that didn't even mention. There are even those who do not give up the clicks of Blue.
Although hardly use more computer for gaming, I already knew that a downside of mechanical keyboards is the noise, so at first I wanted a keyboard with Cherry MX switches Brown. I had no question that were Cherry MX same, because the keyboards with the switches the famous brand tend to be very expensive. I was willing to take the brown switches of another brand, as Outemu or Kailh, that use the same default colors to identify models that have characteristics similar to those of Cherry MX of same color.
Question 5: Multimedia Keys
After a few years using keyboards with multimedia keys, I just getting used to them, mainly to the calculator. So this was also a requirement for my mechanical keyboard.
Adapting to Reality
When I started looking for keyboards that meet the requirements, I realized that there was no way, I had to give up something.
To begin, mechanical keyboards ABNT2 are rare. There are not many options. But the ABNT2 layout complete was something I gave up. The Jus HV-KB370L RGB the first two questions.
Multimedia keys is also something that apparently does not exist in mechanical keyboard. I understand that putting extra keys on a membrane keyboard adds little cost to the product. In mechanical keyboards, each key is a new switch and switches are expensive. But it seems to me quite acceptable multimedia keys are membrane, even in mechanical keyboards. After all, they are little used and has a lower profile. Unfortunately no manufacturer had this idea, or if you have not implemented.
Most mechanical keyboards have the equivalent to the multimedia keys on pressing a key combination. In the case of Jus HV-KB370L RGB, multimedia keys are the buttons to F11 F1, and are accessible by holding the FN key and then pressing the. Ok, I can live with that…
On the backlight Jus HV-KB370L RGB gives more than enough, Yes-RGB. You can choose a solid color or choose one of the many effects, with its many variations.
My biggest pain behind was the switches. The Jus HV-KB370L RGB uses the Outemu Blue switches, you have the tactile and audible feedback. These are not silent.
At the time of purchase, had not yet reviews from the Jus HV-KB370L RGB available, but there were some from another model, the Jus HV-KB366L, It's fairly praised. The difference between them is that the Jus HV-KB366L is small, virtually without borders, and with a style known as “floating buttons”. The Jus HV-KB370L is a larger keyboard, with support and a more traditional style. The Jus HV-KB370L is more my style, so I chose him.
Even at the time of purchase, the Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB era, as far as i know, the only mechanical keyboard complete with RGB backlight ABNT2 for sale in Brazil. All other failed in any of these items. The Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB come close, but fails by not having the point on the numeric keypad. The Sharkoon SGK3 that arose recently seem to suffer the same problem.
To complete, the Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB was for sale by R$ 249,00 with free shipping. Not bad for a mechanical keyboard with its characteristics. And so I made my decision.
The purchase of the Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB
At the time of purchase, the Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB was only available in the Free market e na Pichau. My only purchase in second store resulted in a cancellation because they sold without stock, so I ended up opting for Free market same.
The seller has posted very quickly, but Post office managed to take three days just to deliver a Courier from the capital to the interior of São Paulo, something that normally takes only one day.
The First Unboxing
To my disappointment, first Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB I received was with a wrist support and risk with some shaved keys. There was no sign of use or anything, It was probably some failure in the production.
I contacted the seller and he made the trade for me without problems, covering return costs and shipping the new keyboard.
The Second Unboxing
With the second Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB I had better luck. It came in perfect condition and working perfectly. Check out the photos unboxing.
Tests and Prints
The first printing with the Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB It is very good. It is heavy and seems to be well built.
The textile mesh and cable is long enough to get to my PC, passing through a channel in the bleachers.
Rubber on the underside and feet keeps the Jus HV-KB370L complements firm on the surface of the keyboard of my countertop support.
Wrist restraints are relatively short, I ended up using an additional support of Maxprint gel which I used with the Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 to be able to support my wrists in fact.
As KeyCaps are laser printed and didn't notice any failure. In two months of use remain perfect. I hope you don't Peel, but only time will tell.
The sources are good, clearly visible. Aren't those sources “gamer” extravagant. The “Ç” are you with a different font, What seems to be common on keyboards ABNT2 of lesser known brands.
Keypad lock and Windows key
You can lock and unlock the keypad by pressing FN + F12, a very useful feature when making your computer cleaning.
It is also possible to lock and unlock the Windows key by pressing FN and the Windows key, What is useful in games that don't make the block and out of full screen when the player stumbles unwittingly this ground.
But there is a questionable decision of project here. The Windows key is not included in the lighting scheme of the other. She remains off and lights up in red only when it's blocked. You can change the color of it by pressing FN + Scroll Lock, but you cannot let it illuminated without is blocked. It's a little weird seeing her there erased most of the time.
As I had mentioned, multimedia keys are triggered by combining FN and F1 keys to F11. They are as follows:
- F1 – Computer
- F2 – Research
- F3 – Calculator
- F4 – Music
- F5 – Back Track
- F6 – Next Track
- F7 – Play / Pause
- F8 – Stop
- F9 – Mute
- F10 – Reduces Volume
- F11 – Increases Volume
The RGB Backlight
The backlight of Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB is controlled using the FN key combined with Ins, Del and the arrow keys.
With FN + Ins select the effect type. With FN + Del type variations (cores, etc.). With FN + left or right arrow, Adjusts the speed of the effect. With FN + up arrow or down, Adjusts the brightness.
You cannot control the effects by software, and when selecting colors we're limited to a palette of 3 bit only, in other words, are 8 fixed color options, Although intermediate colors appear in the effects.
I could write a text talking about all the effects and possible illumination types, but it seems to me more productive shows them with a video and some pictures. Check out:
For those who don't like, It is possible to completely shut down the lighting by pressing FN + Prt Sc. Por fim, FN + ESC resets the keyboard, returning to the default setting, with fixed lighting in white.
Many people complained of the LEDs that indicate the status of the keys Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock on the Jus HV-KB366L, the brother of model Jus HV-KB370L RGB. They say that they are very strong and overshadow the vision. But the problem was solved in Jus HV-KB370L RGB. I believe that the LEDs are still the same, but as the keyboard is not floating, the plate where they get farther from the acrylic opening, so that the light is in a normal intensity in the angle at which the user is. They only overshadow the vision if they are seen directly, with the user in a 90° angle in relation to the keyboard, and I don't think anybody type so.
The Outemu Blue Switches
I don't have a basis for comparison for evaluate switches, as this is my first mechanical keyboard. Comparing the Jus HV-KB370L RGB with membrane keyboards I can tell he's really much better. The keys are much more “light”. After using the Jus HV-KB370L RGB, use a membrane keyboard is awkward.
The tactile feedback of the Outemu Blue Switches, to know what the key was thrown, is much better. Over time you get used to typing with less force. If I type the way that I'm typing now in a membrane keyboard, most keys will not be registered by lack of strength.
The noise is really a show that part. The Jus HV-KB370L RGB It's definitely loud. You can't use it in environments that require silence. But I've got used to it. I could also write a huge text on the keyboard noise, but again is more effective just check out the video shown above.
Lately there has been talk of the quality control of Outemu Blue switches. Reports of defects have increased recently. But without further study don't know if this is not only the result of your growing popularity. In two months of use, My hasn't presented any problems. I hope they last quite. Another important factor is that the Jus offers a guarantee of 1 year in Brazil.
I can say that I am quite satisfied with the Mechanical Keyboard Jus HV-KB370L RGB. Now I know that mechanical keyboard is not freshness. The user experience is really much better, even with a keyboard that is not of a famous brand and whose switches are not the most famous of the market.
The durability is still unknown to me, but I'm betting on the Jus HV-KB370L RGB, so much that I bought another of them to use in my work, so unhappy that I used to go there and have to use membrane keyboard.
The cost benefit of Jus HV-KB370L RGB is also very good, probably the best of Brazil for a full RGB illumination ABNT2 keyboard. I would buy again today without thinking twice.