Marsback Returns With Their First Keyboard, The M1

Source: TechPowerUp Marsback Returns With Their First Keyboard, The M1

From The Company That Brought You The Actively Cooled Zephyr Mouse

Marsback’s original claim to fame was a mouse that housed a fan inside it’s shell to keep your hands cool while gaming.  They have returned with the M1 mechanical wireless keyboard, and comes with your choice of one of three different Marsback-branded linear mechanical RGB switches.  In addition to the switches, you can also pick black ABS keycaps, white pudding-style PBT keycaps, or the Sakura PBT design featured in TechPowerUp’s review.  It connects via Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 for charging or if you prefer wired usage.

The driver for this Kickstarted keyboard is a work in progress at this time, random symbols are placeholders for the text which will finally appear, so don’t expect to see this sold any time in the near future.  Once installed, the program does have mostly proper text, so TPU was able to use it to change the RGBs, indeed the upper and lower RGBs can be configured separately and there are indications of a universal platform in the works.

If you like what is shaping up from the Marsback M1 you have until April 6th to sign up, the keyboard will run you $179US unless you grab one of the few $165 pledges left.  As is tradition they state that it will cost more if released to retail, though history shows that this is not always the case. 

Marsback brought us the Zephyr mouse with the bult-in fan, and today, we take a look at their first keyboard in the Marsback M1. Will it continue the trend of wacky and novel? Read more to see how this enthusiast-grade high-end keyboard, up on Kickstarter now, fares in our detailed review.

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