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 A few companies have not forgotten that those who originally made the most out of a mechanical keyboard were professionals, who would be spending many hours every day inputting data and relying on haptic feedback to enhance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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  • DEADLIFT - Thursday, August 04, 2016 - link

    Why in the world are you asking this dude if a specific seller accepts Canadian addresses or currency? Go ask the people you want to buy it from. Reply
  • TaquitoTaco - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    Where can this keyboard be found for $55? I checked right after the article was posted and the cheapest I could find it was $69.99. Reply
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    Amazon if you don't look at the image to verify the correct model? Search for "Nixeus Moda Pro" on it, and you'll get a $55 pricepoint; but it's for the 10keyless model. Reply
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    Or the price went up between the check done while writing the article and publication. It wouldn't be the first time it happened. Reply
  • TaquitoTaco - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    Yeah, but they reviewed the full sized model and stated it to be $55. The price must have changed since publication. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    That seems to be the case. When this article was submitted for publication it was indeed $55. Reply
  • DanNeely - Thursday, August 04, 2016 - link

    I understand not wanting to chase price changes indefinitely after an article is published; but when it changes right before or right after publication I think you should update it. When they're out of sync at release it always end up filling the comments with lots of clutter from confused/annoyed people. eg a third of the comments here are about not being able to find it for the price in the headline. Reply
  • Zim - Thursday, August 04, 2016 - link

    I have to agree. Once you hit $70 you are in gaming keyboard territory and then the conversation changes. I'd rather have my $80 Corsair with Cherry keys than this for $70. At $55 I might consider getting one for work but at $70 it isn't worthy of its own review. Reply
  • rabidpeach - Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - link

    Alright Ryan Smith! Anandtech, sellin' some boards-yo... makin price go up with the article! Hope they cut you some of that fine cheddar for uppin' interest in their product! Reply
  • Mr Perfect - Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - link

    I wouldn't say minimalist designs are only appealing to entry level buyers. A couple years ago it was easy to find high-end mechanical keyboards that where minimalist, standard 104 key ANSI layouts. Now that boards have started coming with compulsory LEDs, highly subjective styling and dozens of extra keys, I have a significantly harder time finding something that's both high-end and not covered in extra bling. If Nixeus wants to step this up and make a higher quality $100ish board with the same minimalist ANSI layout, there would certainty be room in the market for it. Reply

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