X-Bows Keyboard Unboxing

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's first day unboxing experience. In-depth review coming this week.

[full review is out, see X-Bows Keyboard Review]

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Comes in a quality box.
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The box is made of textured paper

the Keyboard

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x-bows keyboard

Some first impressions:

• Note the gaps between columns.

• The pinky column, is vertically offset to a lower position.

• Huge Alt Space keys, 2 on each side. Great.

• Big Ctrl Shift keys, in middle.

• Full physical function keys F1 to F12, in groups of 4. Nice.

• Extra Ctrl key at corners, as the traditional location for control key.

Open Key Design

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x-bows keyboard angle view

Stylish open key design, like a box of chocolates on a plate.

Weight and Built

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Note the shiny beveled edge. It's polished aluminum edge reflecting light.

Weights 0.8 kg. (1.76 pounds) Rather light

The keyboard frame is aluminum alloy.

Physical Function Keys and Arrow Keys

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Physical arrow keys and page up/down keys.

• Physical arrow keys. Nice!

• Physical Page Up Page Down. Nice.

• There are 2 Enter keys, one in the middle, and one on the right side traditional position.

Key Layer

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• Note the arrows printed on the E S D F keys. That means, you can hold a thumb key and left hand becomes arrows.

Back

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x-bows keyboard back. Real quality. 5 anti-slide rubber feet, and 2 prop-up legs if you want it. The legs also have rubber ends.

Close Ups

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x bows keyboard

Keycaps

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Quality keycaps. PC+ABS plastic with two-colour injection molding.

The keycap material is PC+ABS plastic, with two-colour injection molding, for the pale-white key labels that the LED lights will shine thru.

This is the best tech. It means, the key labels will never wear off.

Full Review

2017-10-14, see X-Bows Keyboard Review

Where to Buy

http://www.x-bows.com/

Follow X-Bows on twitter https://twitter.com/XBowstech

Thanks to x-bows for sending me one for review.

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