New, interesting mechanical model Motospeed Inflictor CK104 from the company-developer of the game peripherals Motospeed for real connoisseurs of gaming devices.
Motospeed company actively works in the market of computer accessories of the game direction since 2008 and for these two years has established itself as a manufacturer of budget gaming peripherals of high quality. Keyboard Motospeed Inflictor CK104 once again confirmed the skill of the company’s engineers and demonstrated the high professionalism of designers. According to the manufacturers – this product with LED backlight and mechanical switches of fairly compact size will help game lovers to pass new levels, pump their characters and enjoy the game process in full, and, if necessary, fully work in office programs, type texts, correspond with Social networks.
Specifications Inflictor CK104
Mechanical, wirework, at first glance, attracts its small size, hot design, striving for minimalism (all the most necessary), and, of course, a bright backlight.
If we talk about the characteristics in more detail, they are as follows:
- Interface: USB 2.0.
- Installed switches: Out em Blue RGB SMD. Effort: 60 сН.
- Tactile switches with a click.
- Number keys: 104 pieces.
- Case: the material of manufacture is aluminum.
- RGB backlight: nine bright and interesting light effects are provided.
- Weight: 850 grams.
- Dimensions (dimensions): 437 * 128 * 35 mm.
- Unlimited number of clicks (simultaneous).
As you can see from the above parameters, the device is really compact and does not take up much space on the working surface, the number of effects will please fans of bright moding and make the gameplay much more fun. As for the other indicators, they should be considered in more detail.
Package Contents Motospeed Inflictor CK104
The product is delivered to the buyer in a box of cardboard in the size that is maximally tailored for the product. The packaging is black, at the top left on the front part you can see a yellow sticker on which the model is indicated.
Inside the box is:
- Instruction for consumers (written in several languages);
- Manufacturer’s warranty;
- Motospeed Inflictor CK104.
In the box, there is nothing superfluous, no additional protective corners or foam plastic inserts. On the one hand – this, of course, reduces the overalls of the product and its packaging, but on the other hand – if the device falls, it can be damaged.
Backlight and appearance Motospeed Inflictor CK104
This gaming accessory has the simplest design, completely classic and pleasantly familiar. Which clearly favorably highlights the Motospeed Inflictor CK104 against the background of analogs with a lot of extra, extra details. The case is only slightly higher than the space required for the keys so that the keyboard can easily fit even on the smallest desk.
The Motospeed Inflictor CK104 is available in several colors:
- Silver. The silver case with black keys is simple and tasteful.
- Red. The red design is brighter and will suit the avid gamers, who love racing and shooting.
- Golden Rose. Gold and pink – a solution for the ladies. White keys and pink body will perfectly fit into the interior of the room for a girl of any age.
All keys are made of plastic, Russian engraving on them is missing, so this model will not work for beginners, but for those who print blindly or only in English – why not.
At the top right are the glowing indicators of pressing Winlock, NumLock, ScrollLock, and CapsLock, in the same place you can see the engraving with the name of the manufacturer.
The cable that we connect the Motospeed Inflictor CK104 to the work machine is completely covered with PVC sheath. It ends with a plug.
If you turn the accessory around, you can see the legs. Folding – 2 pieces and stationary, standard – 2 pieces. Stationary provide stability, folding allow you to install the CK104 at an incline, for ease of printing or playing.
In general, the strictness and minimalism pursued by the company’s designers in this model – turned out well. Mechanical switches with LEDs Otemu Blue RGB SMD only emphasize their advantages. Therefore, among the fans of necessity, ergonomics, the lack of access and the gaming style, the CK104 will definitely find its customers.
Motospeed Inflictor CK104 Backlight and Modes
To ensure that each button glows evenly and brightly, the diode is not positioned in the center of the switch but is shifted upwards. The symbols are also engraved with an offset to the upper side.
There is no special software. Controlled glow and its modes by pressing special combinations. Fn + 1, Fn + 2 and so on – until the flicker that the user wants to see is included.
This product has the following modes:
- Rainbow. All the rows shimmer and blink in the shades of the rainbow.
- From left to right. Rows with letters engraving light up synchronously with different colors, moving from left to right.
- Hieroglyphs. Multicolored symbols are lit in different places, a message is imitated.
- Multicolored string. The first and second rows are operated alternately. Direction from the left edge to the right.
- Stroke. All buttons light up sequentially from bottom to top and back in the same sequence with a multi-colored scale.
- Default. Gradual brightness and change of light (breath).
There are six possible options. And in all of them, you can additionally set the brightness of the diodes needed by the user.
Producers say that the switches are not afraid of liquid, but still bathing the product in the bathroom is not worth it. Although, if you just shed some water while working or playing, the device will not burn and the switches will not fail. But from the sticking and sealing of the buttons with sweet soda or coffee, this protection still does not save.
On the official resource of the company, it is said about maintaining 5 million pressures on each of the switches – quite the same high indicator, which indicates the wear resistance and longevity of the accessory. Black models, according to manufacturers, are designed for 10 million presses.
Outemu Blue RGB SMD according to the stated parameters are similar to the popular Cherry MX Blue.
Their features are that:
- By clicking on them, the client feels resistance. This is good for writing texts, but the game keypad is usually much softer.
- The trigger is accompanied by a loud and distinctly audible click. This is also more common with printing tools.
- The applied force is 60 cN.
- The height is 15 millimeters.
- Free move – 4 millimeters.
- Free movement of operation – 2 mm.
Given all this, the switches are suitable for typing, and for games, whereas on softer game devices it is inconvenient to print. This makes the Motospeed Inflictor CK104 more functional than similar gaming keyboards with less required applied force.
Pros and Cons of Motospeed Inflictor CK104
This new device from Motospeed has a number of advantages.
They can be safely referred to:
- Democratic, affordable to everyone;
- Good, eye-pleasing color palette of illumination;
- Compact, strict and stylish classic design.
There are not many minuses, but they should also be said a few words. The disadvantage of this device is:
- An absence of Cyrillic symbols. To recruit even a couple of proposals will be difficult not owning the technique of blind typing.
- Switches are still non-playing. Gamers who love dynamic games with the frequent use of buttons may not be suitable. A sharp click sound will bother you, and the applied efforts will lead to finger fatigue.
- The lack of protective elements in the box, which can lead to mechanical damage to the gadget.
The disadvantages are significant, but for someone who wants to please themselves with a device with a glowing design for a small price – quite acceptable. Especially if the product is necessary for you not only for games but also for work. Although here it is worth paying special attention to the lack of Cyrillic alphabet and in advance to come up with a solution to this problem.
The price of computer peripherals is quite an important indicator. And then the Chinese manufacturer is undoubtedly the leader. As for the quality of the goods and functionality – the indicators are also quite high. So, in anticipation of the release of the model, in which the shortcomings described above will be corrected and interesting technical innovations added – the acquisition is completely justified.