60% Keyboard With Optional Numpad And Hot-Swappable Switches
The Mountain Everest 60 is, as the name implies, a 60% keyboard with USB-C connectivity both to your PC and the numpad, which can be connected to either the right or left of the keyboard depending on your preference. It features PBT double-shot keycaps with translucent legends and you get 10 different colours to choose from, with each individually lit from below. Interestingly for a clicky keyboard, Mountain have added a rubber mat to the bottom housing and foam both on the PCB and between PCB and top plate, which help mute the sound of your keypresses.
You can choose between Mountain Linear 45, Linear 45 Speed, and Tactile 55 switches, or as the Mountain Everest 60 uses a standard 3-pin plate-mount design, it’s possible to swap other 3 or 5-pin switches. You can also try out the new version of their Mountain Armoury Base Camp software, which The Guru of 3D quite liked apart from a few small omissions. Take a peek here.
The Mountain Everest 60 keyboard is the one we’re reviewing today. We have already covered two products of this German company; one was the Makalu 67 mouse and the Everest Max keyboard. This time it’s the 60% version of the latter. What we’ll find interesting about this product? This time it’s not using the Cherry MX switches but rather the custom-made MOUNTAIN.