What I expected, and got:
- Tenkeyless with Matias linear switches.
- No back-lighting. I actually didn't want any, and at this price point seems perfectly reasonable to not get it.
- Very smooth linear key travel.
- Very quiet, no up-stroke nor down-stroke noise.
- Solid, heavy, no slip keyboard.
- Raisers in the back, adhere to the very smooth surface of my desk and stay in place.
- Lovely braided cable.
- A reasonable price for the feature set.
- This keyboard using Matias switches I though there would be some key wobble, but there is none you wouldn't also see on a Cherry MX.
- Due to the potential for wobble, I also though there would be a rattly noise when pressing keys, but the switch slider hugs the stem snugly enough that no perceptible amount of noise is heard.
- The Matias solution for the 'ping' issue on Alps switches seems to have been successfully solved, there is no discernible ringing noise when hitting the keys, or traveling your hand over the keys.
- The linear-hybrid key travel with it's unusual bump before bottoming out is very pleasing.
- The 35g switches are just right, I was afraid I'd keep pressing keys by mistake with such a light touch, but they are perfect.
- No context menu key, Shift + F10 works just as well.
- Very slight key binding on very off-center key-presses, I don't think the slider comes lubricated, that or it needs to be broken in, I've had the keyboard for less than a day.
- The manual is either for a different model, or is just a general purpose version that specifies Cherry MX switches instead of the Matias ones, and LED setting instructions.
- Left bottom side of the plastic keyboard case is very slightly raised. If I just press it I can't notice any movement, but if I hit it with my finger (pressing Ctrl + C for instance) I hear the sound of loose plastic colliding. I expect the fitting is very slightly loose.
- No NKRO, just 6KRO, not even with PS2 adapter. This was actually specified in the sellers website, though not in the item's selling page.
All the mild disappointments aren't enough to offset all the great aspects of this great keyboard by a single star. And so I would recommend it to anyone which is looking to buy a financially accessible mechanical keyboard with a focus on function, noise reduction, space saving, and pleasing typing experience*.
* Typing experience is something that everyone has a very personal opinion about. This switch, which I prefer, is linear, however most people will prefer a tactile switch or even a clicky one. KBParadise has keyboards with both of those as well.