Dark Matter Collider TKL Keyboard Review

Dark Matter Collider TKL Keyboard Review

If you want a cost-effective and reliable tenkeyless gaming keyboard, then the Dark Matter Collider TKL Keyboard is the way to go. The keyboard delivers core gaming features at a reasonable price partly because of its unassuming appearance. Here, is our Dark Matter Collider TKL Keyboard review. Overview Monoprice's Dark Matter Collider TKL Keyboard offers vibrant customizable RGB lighting, robust build quality, high-performance mechanical switches, and per-key customization. The keyboard's tenkeyless design saves lots of space and makes it a must want among high-stakes gamers in tournaments. The gaming keyboard's design maximizes desk space, offers a minimalistic design, and provides more room, making it easier to move your mouse. Its iconic mechanical switch provides the best key feel, boosts performance, and makes it more reliable. Specs Model number: 42306 Switch type: The Cherry MX™ Brown Key Cap quality: Double Injection PBT Poll Rate: 1000Hz  Top Plate: ABS Bottom plate: ABS Switch mount plate: Steel Dimensions: 14.2inches by 5.2inches by 1.4inches Key lifespan: 100m keystrokes Weight: 950 grams or 2.1 pounds Why would you choose the Dark Matter Collider TKL keyboard? There are many reasons why you would choose the Monoprice Dark Matter Collider TKL keyboard. We've done our research and developed the Dark Matter Collider TKL keyboard review covering these reasons in detail and discussing how they could help you have a better gaming experience. Let's go right in and find out more. Gaming Standard: Cherry MX™ Brown Switches Tactile key switches are the most preferred for gamers, with good reason. The switches focus on producing a tactile bump plus a slightly audible click sound with every keystroke. These switches are great since you can get back audio feedback indicating that your keyboard works correctly and that your keystrokes are being logged. It achieves all this without the unnecessarily loud clicking sounds common with clicky switches. We noticed that these switches are much quieter, making it easier to communicate with other players. Plus, they offer a better feel when playing. They are also quite versatile and allow users to perform more actions per minute. Firm TKL Design Dark Matter tenkeyless keyboard design is the most preferred type of keyboard among gamers, and there's a second reason why. The tenkeyless keyboard design allows gamers to set up more compact gaming stations depending on their preference. It also provides them with more space that they could use to move their gaming mouse around while playing. The TKL design also makes gaming more comfortable since you can have your keyboard closer to you. In addition to this, the TKL keyboard's compact design also makes it easier to transport compared to generic keyboard designs. Also, gamers have an easier time positioning their keyboard at a comfortable angle while gaming. Highly Customizable Key RBG The Dark Matter Collider provides a per-key customizable RBG backlighting feature allowing you to create a unique design suiting your desires. While most would argue that the feature's primary function is to make the keyboard more attractive, it offers various other advantages, including: Better gaming experiences in little to no light. If you are playing an intense horror film, it would only be proper to play it with little to no light. What better way would you achieve this than by dimming all lights and using the customizable RGB keyboard for a better and more realistic experience? Per key RGB customization helps you design your mouse and keyboard's colors to create the perfect ambiance and set the right mood for the best gaming experience. Sturdy Form If you are a gamer, and you most likely are, you understand that the most crucial aspect of gaming is being confident in your gaming devices. You need to trust that your mouse, gaming screen, pc, and keyboard are durable and efficient. The Collider TKL gaming keyboard is designed to withstand the harshest gaming conditions, including frenzied gaming actions that involve lots of action per minute (APM). The collider TKL keyboard's design involves switches mounted on internal steel plates. This design helps minimize flex providing rigid structural support with a dense, substantial feel. This design helps affirm gamers' keystrokes without making them feel strained. Simultaneous Key Presses Say goodbye to the sticky keys pop-up common with generic keyboards and switch to the full N-key rollover keyboard. The collider TKL gaming keyboard registers all pressed keys regardless of the number and type of keys pressed. The keyboard's hardware is designed to scan each key independently, ensuring that each key is detected. The keys are then logged regardless of how many other keys are pressed simultaneously. This feature could be pretty helpful for gamers since there is a possibility of pressing too many keys simultaneously, especially when you are in the heat of the moment. It helps prevent activating various shortcuts of creating any unnecessary pop-ups like 'sticky keys.' Robust Attachment The collider TKL gaming keyboard features a detachable USB-C® cable that improves portability, increases durability, and reduces wear at the cable attachment outlet. We noticed that the keyboard's detachable USB-C® cable and compact design make it easier for gamers to transport the keyboard and reduces the chances of your keyboard getting damaged in the process. We also discovered that replacing the damaged USB-C® cable would be easier for this keyboard than replacing the whole set. Our Gaming Experience with Dark Matter Collider TKL Keyboard We tried the Dark Matter Collider TKL gaming keyboard, and it ended up living up to its standards. The collider had enough space between keys creating a better gaming experience. The RGB lighting looked great with precise cutouts that allowed the stunning colors to shine out beautifully. The collider's solid frame and a steel frame where the speed silver switches are mounted. This design made the collider a little heavier, making it hard to move around while gaming, which is fantastic. The solid steel-frame base ensured that the collider was firmly held together even in the testy conditions and would stand the harsh use from more heavy-handed gamers. All said and done, the Dark Matter Collider TKL gaming keyboard is an excellent investment for avid gamers looking for a durable and reliable keyboard. [su_divider style="dotted" divider_color="#fef43f"] Here are some customization instructions from the Collider TKL user guide: Anti-ghosting and LED Indicators: Full N-Key Rollover - all keys are anti-ghosting with Collider TKL RGB Backlighting and Animations: FN: Hold to illuminate combination keys FN+ESC: FN+INS: Change backlight modes - Static, Rainbow, Breathing, Rain, Zig-Zag, Bright FN+INS: Change backlight modes - Static, Rainbow, Breathing, Rain, Zig-Zag, Bright FN+HOME: Change backlight direction FN+DEL: Change backlight effects - Single Key, Runout, Laser Cannon, Expand, Wave FN+Pause: Ripple LED effect FN+PRT SC: Rainbow LED effect FN +SCR LK: Mixed color LED effect FN+←: Decrease backlight animation speed FN+→: Increase backlight animation speed FN+↑: Increase backlight brightness FN+↓: Decrease backlight brightness FN+END: Enter Custom backlighting mode FN+PGUP: Custom profile 1 FN+PGDN: Custom profile 2 [su_divider style="dotted" divider_color="#fef43f"] Custom RGB Mode Instructions: Press FN+END+PGUP+PGDN to enter Custom RGB Mode 2 Different Custom RGB layouts can be saved 4 LED indicators will flash to confirm you have entered Custom RGB Mode Press any of the LEDs Press any keys you wish to apply the backlighting to Press FN+PGUP (or) PGDN to save your layout to that keypress Pressing FN+PGUP (or) PGDN after exiting will activate that Custom layout Hot Keys / Launcher Shortcuts: FN+Win: Gaming Mode (Lock the Windows Home Key) FN+F1: Launch your system default Media Player FN+F2: Decrease System Volume FN+F3: Increase System Volume FN+F4: Mute Incoming Audio FN+F5: Stop Media FN+F6: Previous Track FN+F7: Play/Pause FN+F8: Next Track FN+F9: Launch your system default Mail application FN+F10: Launch your system default Web Browser FN+F11: Launch Calculator Application FN+F12: Lock all Keys FN+`~: Toggle Anti-ghosting (All keys / 6 Keys)

The World of Gaming online

Take a closer look at online gaming with our guide to this global phenomenon

Gaming online has seen a massive increase in popularity over the last few years, largely down to the way that mobile phone technology has developed. The numbers of people who play online games has risen massively. Almost everyone you know, including people over the age of 40 who are not necessarily the first people who spring to mind when you mention online computer games, will have played some form of online game in the last few weeks.
This has been partly due to social media, of course, which provides accessible platforms where almost anyone can find games to play that suit their lifestyle and interests. Sports games have become very popular, while we have all heard about games like Candy Crush.
Other types of online computer games remain very popular with younger people who like to play online games. Massive multi-player online games, often referred to as ‘MMOs’, remain hugely popular. World of Warcraft, for example, has become a cultural phenomenon that extends far beyond people’s computer screens or gaming mobile phones and has spawned books, a movie and other cultural products.
Here, we will take a closer look at the world of gaming online and at some of the gaming trends associated with it.

What is gaming online and how do you get started?

Even if you have no interest at all in the digital world or technology, the chances are pretty high that you will have heard of online gaming. It is, of course the act of playing games on the internet. There is tremendous variety in the number and types of games that you can play online nowadays, though. From retro arcade games, to intellectual puzzles, to role playing games, to traditional board games like Scrabble, you really can play almost anything you want online these days.
According to Juniper Research’s published white paper, the numbers of people who now play online games regularly is huge. The Newzoo 2018 Global Games Market Forecast stated that mobile gaming  and mobile games has been raising online casino revenue. The proportion rose from 18% in 2012 to 51% by 2018. The Newzoo report also predicted that this trend will continue, and it expected gaming online to contribute up to 59% by 2021.
There are also significant geographical trends in the world of online gaming. In November 2018, China made up almost 28% of global mobile gaming revenue, according to tech website iWeb. Japan is another country which makes a massive contribution to the wealth generated by gaming online. A big role in this is played by the way that gamers in Asia have moved away from their computer screens in recent years and started to use gaming mobile phones.

Online gaming and esports betting

It is possible now to pick up skins during online gaming which can be used to bet on esports. Skins are items that improve the cosmetic appearance of your character in some online games. They do not usually have any effect on the actual gaming performance of the character. They are a particular feature of games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Defense of the Ancients 2.
Gamers soon found another use for these skins as competitive esports grew in popularity over the last decade. As esports became more popular, increasing numbers of people wanted to bet on the matches and events for games like CS:GO, Dota2 and the International tournament.
While the betting companies were lagging behind demand, many gamers started betting using the skins that they had collected from their own gaming activities. This allowed gamers to use their skins as a kind of cryptocurrency for betting.
It is also possible to sell skins for real money, something that means successful esports skins bettors can actually make some genuine profit from their betting. It will be interesting to see how the concept of skin betting develops in the online computer games world in the years to come.


While we have not been able to cover the entire vast breadth of the topic of gaming online in this article, you now have a snapshot picture of this vast phenomenon. As 5G technology develops and becomes more widespread, we are sure to see more new and exciting developments in the world of online gaming. More powerful, faster gaming mobile phones are sure to arrive on the market too.
As the number of games to play increases new gaming trends are sure to emerge in the years to come, especially with the advent of 5G. Concepts such as virtual reality are sure to have an impact too, especially on the world of esports and esports betting. It is an interesting time to be alive for all fans of online gaming across the world!


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