The high demand that the trend of upgrading to a mechanical keyboard has created during the past few years stimulated a frisky market that many companies started or diversified into. Today there is a vast selection of mechanical keyboards available for nearly all tastes, budgets, and desires for LED everything. The different styles of mechanical keys also adds another degree of freedom to the offerings on the market, with a single model potentially available in several different mechanical key types.

Introduction

The vast majority of the current mechanical keyboards are marketed towards gamers and/or Microsoft Windows users. A few companies have not forgotten that those who originally made the most out of a mechanical keyboard were professionals, who would be spending many hours every day inputting data and relying on haptic feedback to enhance their throughput. In this review we are having a quick look at the Nixeus Moda Pro mechanical keyboard, a product designed specifically with professionals in mind. It also is partially targeted towards Macintosh users, who today have few options when it comes to mechanical keyboards focused at their hardware.

Packaging & Bundle

Nixeus is supplying the Moda Pro into a sturdy white cardboard box. The artwork is very simple, with essentially just a picture of the keyboard printed at the front side of the box. It seems that the company is rightfully trying to focus their marketing effort on the design and color of the keyboard itself.

Inside the box we found a small cleaning brush, a keycap puller and three extra keycaps. The three extra keycaps are for replacing the Windows-specific and one of the ALT keys with Macintosh “Command” and “Option” versions.

The Keyboard
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  • tarqsharq - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    If I didn't already have an older mechanical keyboard at work, I would definitely look into this one for a mechanical beater for on the job typing.

    Although, I prefer reds for gaming, and switching between reds/browns for home/work every day is a harsh transition for my brain for some reason.
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  • MisterAlexEsquire - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    Looks like it does come in Red (as well as Blue and Brown). http://amzn.to/2altaDn

    But I'm with fneuner on the supposed $55 price. I'm not seeing it for under $64.
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  • thesavvymage - Thursday, August 04, 2016 - link

    Using camelcamelcamel (Amazon price tracker), it was 54.99 from July 4 to July 29, which is probably around when this review was being written. Reply
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    "There is also a significant difference between similarly sized keys, such as the Swift and Enter keys."

    You mean Shift?
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  • jimjamjamie - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    No, the Swift key allows you to swipe your fingers across the keyboard to type words just like on a smartphone. You just press the Swift key and start swiping. Reply
  • MisterAlexEsquire - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    Ha, what a freakin' racket that would be—and on mechanical switches, no less. Reply
  • WinterCharm - Sunday, August 07, 2016 - link

    It would be the funniest and most useless and maybe useful feature ever. Reply
  • bryanlarsen - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    "Apparently Nixeus figured that metallic edges would be too sharp for a keyboard, or they were disproportionately expensive to manufacture."

    Extruded and stamped aluminum is way cheaper than milled.
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  • fneuner - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    where do you find this for 55.00 - is that in English Pounds? Reply
  • zeeBomb - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    Are these the mechanical keyboards from monoprice? As a Canadian do they accept Canadian shipping and money?

    Im surprised to see cheap mechanical keyboards being made. Makes affordably much comfortable for everyone.
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