Element Gaming suggests this keyboard to be priced at £79.99, which I think is very good value for a full-size, LED lit mechanical keyboard. However, the really great news is that you can actually get it for £59.99 from eBuyer and I’ll be damned if you can find a better keyboard for less!
The Element Gaming Beryllium keyboard has certainly won me over today, it’s a fantastic product for an even more fantastic price. Is it perfect? Certainly not, it has its minor faults just like anything else in the world, but they’re easily brushed aside given the retail price. The kickstands are standard, I typically like to see more durable ones fitted to heavier mechanical keyboards. The Kailh switches are very good, and I personally like them, but I know there are a few mechanical keyboard enthusiasts who would shudder at the thought of using them, even if I can’t figure out why. There is no windows key lock function either, I’ve literally never, ever, needed this in my life, but I know it’s something that a lot of gamers do use.
Minor issues aside, the Beryllium does get a lot of things right that make it worth owning. Little details such as the thick braided cable; it looks great and it improves durability. There are FN-shift multimedia controls, not as great as dedicated keys, but certainly better than nothing, with the added bonus of that master volume scroll wheel in the top right corner. There’s some really clear and uniformly lit LED lighting, with a few zone effects that certainly adds to the visual appeal, as do the extra custom key caps that match the blue trim on the edges and base of the keyboard. The switches are mechanical and perform great for work and gaming. There’s a great looking and very comfortable to use wrist rest too and that’s always a nice thing to have, but can also be removed should you not need it. Finally, we have the price, that’s a hell of a lot of keyboard and features for such a wallet-friendly price; you’re going to have a hard time finding a better price to spec ratio than this.
Build quality is very good overall and is enhanced both physically and visually with that brushed metal top panel. Design is always a subjective matter, but I think it looks stunning, especially with the extra blue trim, LED lighting and key-caps.
- Great build quality
- Good range of features
- Stylish black/blue design
- LED lighting
- Braided cable
- Wrist rest included
- Multimedia controls
- Quiet keys (for a mechanical keyboard)
- No Windows lock mode
- Kickstands could be thicker
“Element Gaming are quickly proving why there a brand worth looking out for. Their new mechanical keyboard is packed full of features and build quality that would make you proud to own and use one, at a price that’ll have you bragging to your friends.”
Thank you Element Gaming for providing us with this sample.