North Crown 87 Key Waterproof Mechanical Keyboard (Gaote Blue Switch) Review.


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The North Crown X-1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard was kindly provided to me by Sino-OND free of charge in exchange for a fair and unbiased review on No additional compensation was given in exchange for posting this article on my blog.

The North Crown X-1 is available in the UK from Sino-OND Fulfilled by at a cost of £34.99 with free P&P. At the time of writing the North Crown X-1 is not available on  (Prices correct at time of posting).


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  • Lots of lighting modes including nine preset gaming profiles suitable for a wide variety of games (plus one profile that’s programmable) & seven additional active lighting modes.
  • Full Anti Ghosting feature not limited to, certain keys.
  • Unlike red switches blues are excellent for MOBA, RTS and MMO games as well as for typing and productivity.
  • A brushed aluminium top frame gives the look of a far more premium keyboard than it is. Although the two screws slightly spoil the look and it is a bit of a fingerprint magnet.
  • Cheap as chips (considering its a mechanical keyboard).

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