Solid build quality
Configurable RGB back lights
Good mechanical key action
Comfortable matte key texture
A little expensive (€60)
A bit taller than the noppoo lolita
The keys are a little light/thin
Caps lock led not integrated in that key

My wife used my noppoo lolita mechanical keyboard for a while, and just couldn't go back to a generic one. The Noppoo is no longer available, so we settled on this Tecware Phantom 87 key which has much the same attributes, and even some improvements like full RGB back lit keys. Note there is an 88 UK variant available but we got the 87 key US version.

I won't go into the advantages of mechanical keyboards here, but please see the discussion of my noppoo lolita keyboard for more general attributes and advantages of mechanical keyboards.

We both also had the opportunity to try out a mechanical keyboard with cheery blue equivalent switches, but we both disliked both the sound and feel of those. This keyboard uses cherry red equivalent switches, specifically Outemu red switches, which provide good feedback and aren't too noisy. The key caps themselves are a little light and flimsy compared to the Noppoo, but still comfortable and usable.

The keys are more exposed compared to the Noppoo, due to extra spacing below the function keys, and due to being more raised from the chassis. Another difference is that the caps lock LED is separate (above the cursor keys). The Noppoo was neater and more obvious, as it had the caps lock key toggle the LED within that key. The back lights can be configured in many ways with a plethora of animation modes, which are cool but frankly bananas and not really practical. It is nice to be able to configure a constant back light to any particular colour though. I have no need to configure this device through software on the host system, but I did notice that support for this device is not listed in OpenRGB's supported devices.

My wife moves around with the keyboard quite a bit and so benefits from the good portability due to the compact nature of this 87 key keyboard. However sometimes she would also like to use the numpad. So we also got this wireless Jelly Comb 18 key numpad, which is usually in the drawer, but useful on occasion. Note the numpad is wireless since this doesn't have the same security implications of a wireless main keyboard, and the extra portability is handy for a numpad. BTW, as well as security issues, a wireless keyboard could introduce delays of up to 79ms, which could impact general productivity.
© Jan 16 2021