There are mechanical keyboards of various sizes and shapes (well, within the realm of the rectangular), and then there are mechanical keyboards like the Acer Predator Aethon 500. Which not only is large in a very old-school sort of way but also almost entirely metal in one of the most solid builds we've ever seen.
The best way to describe the look and feel of the Aethon 500 once setup and sitting there on a desk or tabletop - is that it’s a battle station. A tank. Worthy of being a key part of mission control. Weighing in at a hefty 1.76kg it’s clear that the design has opted to ignore anything that one might consider subtle or minimal – which is the trend that we’ve recently grown accustomed to. The hefty weight isn’t the only indicator of the sheer size and desk-space that the Aethon 500 takes up, as a big part of the story is the quality of the build itself. The entire thing is wrapped up in sturdy metal, dubbed ‘anodized aluminum’, without a hint of plastic. Hence why we immediately though of calling it a battle station.
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