After we looking into the Alcatroz X-Craft Air Trek 1000, we look at its close relative keyboard the Alcatroz X-Craft Chroma 3000. We find that the X-Craft Air Trek 1000 is an Ok mouse, but rather lacking in authenticity. So will the Alcatroz X-Craft Chroma 3000 be any better? Let’s find out.
Alcatroz X-Craft Chroma 3000
The Alcatroz X-Craft Chroma 3000, other than being a mouthful, is a full size, membrane chiclet keyboard with extra 6 multimedia keys. It also has beautifully made backlight coming from behind of the keys.
I wish I can tell you this baby is built like a tank, that you can smash through a hoard of orcs and trolls with all your might and fury. But I can’t, this is your typical keyboard, fairly well build, but a little on the flimsy side. When you tap the space bar, it acctually slightly bend the keyboard, with slightly more force, you can bend it or even break it in half. So please don’t go full hulk on this, it does not stand a chance.
Another thing about the build is the key placement. One major thing about this keyboard is that you have to relearn your typing pattern. To achieve the consistent design, Alcatroz actually reshaped the key placement on this keyboard. The Shift, Ctrl, Window, And Alt keys are significantly longer, the arrow keys have merged with the main panel of the keyboard.
All in all, this writer felt that this might be a good laptop layout, but on a keyboard is rather annoying to have to relearn my typing pattern while reviewing the Chroma 3000.
The Chroma 3000’s key strike is rather a quiet one, the strike has a soft respond rather than the usual “pop” you get. This is most likely that the Chroma 3000 used soft membrane as the foundation of the keyboard.
The preference of such this setup is rather a personal one, so I include a key striking video below, let us know what you think about the key strike at the comment below.
Ever stare at a neon sign board that doesn’t flash? Yeap, that’s how it is. The Chroma 3000’s backlight is a static one, it means you get your red, violet, blue, and green in a permanent matter, it doesn’t move, it doesn’t flash. So no beautiful aurora light show with the Chroma 3000. Since this is the case, we won’t be including a video for you guys, but rather, here’s some pictures of the Chrome 3000. We assure you, this is as far the as backlight goes.
Generally, we find that Chroma 3000 is more or less your typical keyboard with nice back light. There’s nothing too fancy about it, rather, at the price point of RM44.90, I for one really think is a steal. If you are in the market for a light keyboard, with pretty lights, but can’t pay the full price for a RgB Mechanical Keyboard, the Chroma 3000 is a rather good and affordable option. Again, priced at RM44.90, you can get your own here.
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