Kaliber Gaming's IKON Gaming Keyboard is the newest addition to IOGEAR's brand of gaming-specific products. The IKON is designed from the ground up to meet the demands of gamers; delivering features you would expect from top-of-the-line gaming keyboards, at a price that's easier to swallow. The wide acceptance of membrane style keyboards all but priced mechanical keyboards from the market until computer gamers discovered the vastly superior feel of the mechanical key switches. Unfortunately, the cost of mechanical key switches are exponentially higher than membrane designs, so the feel of a high-end keyboard loaded with gaming features has remained out of reach for many people until now. The IKON's innovative key structure does away with the overly soft feel of normal membrane designs and provides a solid stroke with a positive "click" feeling of engagement, very similar to that of a mechanical keyboard. The keys are then given an oil-resistant matte UV coating so they can stand up to the hard use of frenzied gamers. Add in 26 anti-ghosting keys, windows key lockout, WASD/arrow key swap, water-resistant internals plus a customizable 3-color LED backlighting, and you have the IKON from Kaliber Gaming.
The IKON Gaming Keyboard adds a bit of flare with functionality through the dedicated lighting button. Choose from the LED backlight colors Aqua, Green or Blue. Multiple dimming levels make it easy to set the proper key illumination when gaming in low light settings, or turn it off completely when desired. Even the most hardcore gamers need a break, so when it's time for you to take a breather, IKON does the same. When left idle, the IKON begins a slow pulsing effect that alternately dims and brightens the backlighting, while also changing colors in a relaxing pattern to help you wind down between gaming sessions.
Research and feedback by gamers helped design the special keys of the IKON. Utilizing POM Technology, each individual key embeds an inner membrane. The result is low friction keys that offer gamers a soft, smooth yet tactile feel that is very similar to mechanical keys. Each key is then UV coated with a matte finish, providing oil-resistance and giving the keys a premium look and feel.
The IKON Gaming Keyboard comes packed with features to take your gaming experience to the next level. IKON features 26 anti-ghosting keys. This means that the keyboard will register all your key presses even when you're mashing multiple keys at the same time, especially in those intense moments during gaming. The GKB703L also has a Windows key lock function as well as All Input Key lock. For left-handed gamers, the W, A, S, D and arrow key functions can be swapped so that both hands can be at an optimal gaming position. The heavy weighted base of the keyboard also increases stability while gaming to prevent slippage.