First mechanical keyboard,
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This review is from: Zalman ZM-K500 USB Mechanical Keyboard (Accessory)
Been meaning to get a mechanical keyboard for some time but my budget has always been a little limited. Also I was wanting a tenkeyless board which mostly seem to come as a laptop style layout (no full nav key cluster).
As an introduction to mechanical keyboards it's been great.
One thing I really like with having the tenkeyless layout is it brings your hands closer together which is more comfortable when typing or playing a game.
I have a couple of minor quibbles with it, as other people have mentioned in reviews I've read it's a non-standard UK layout - no backslash and the # key is above the return key rather than next to it.
There is no gap between the Esc and function keys so if you are used to jabbing at the Esc key to open a menu in a game say, it is quite easy to catch the F1 key as well (that might be just me though).
Also the light for the caps lock & scroll lock keys are under the keys themselves so if you press them you just get a bit of a blue glow shining off the red background of the keyboard.