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Mountain Everest 60 Gaming Keyboard Review

Rating: 9.0.

Mountain is a brand mostly known for its Everest Max keyboard that used viral marketing to try and win over the gaming community (and with some success). Today Mountain is back with something new, taking on feedback from the Everest Max to make something that is arguably a much-improved keyboard – the Everest 60. A 60% wired gaming keyboard offering Mountain's own factory-lubed switches, impressive sound dampening and many customisation options including hot-swappable switches… is it too good to be true?

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Timestamps:

00:00 Start
00:51 Introduction
01:08 Unboxing / accessories
03:21 Keyboard up close
04:40 Switch and keycap options
05:24 The design and build quality
06:22 Three USB C ports!
06:46 Bottom of the keyboard
07:10 The keycaps and RGB/backlight
08:07 The switches
09:13 Sound tests, details and thoughts
10:54 Magnetic covers and numpad
12:19 Basecamp Software
13:32 Closing Thoughts

Specifications:

  • Colour: Midnight Black
  • Switch Type: 3-Pin-Hot Swappable
  • Compatibility: 3 Pin and 5 Pin compatible
  • Stabilisers: Cherry (plate-mounted, lubricated and clipped)
  • Layout: Custom, 64 key US-ANSI
  • Backlight: RGB
  • Key Rollover: NKRO over USB
  • Polling Rate: 1000Hz / 1ms
  • Keycaps: PBT double-shot with translucent legends
  • MCU: Cortex M0
  • Onboard memory: Up to 5 profiles
  • Connector: USB Type-C
  • Product Dimensions: 115×307.2×46.44mm (LxWxH)
  • Product Weight: 768g
  • Materials: Aluminum top cover, ABS bottom cover,
    Foam, Silicone

The Everest 60 retails for £109.99 and is available on Mountain's store HERE.

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Pros

  • Great feeling own-brand switches.
  • VERY quiet compared to similarly priced keyboards.
  • Premium build quality and overall feel.
  • Sleek minimalistic design.
  • 3 USB-C connection options for cable management.
  • Hot-swappable switches.
  • Amazing value for money at £109.99.

Cons

  • The small shift key is hard to get used to.
  • RGB isn't that bright.
  • Magnetic riser feet, although interesting, are not that practical.

KitGuru says: In spite of a few negatives (that really don't affect performance) the Everest 60 is a remarkably good keyboard for the price. The switches are responsive and feel good, plus they are SO QUIET. The overall typing experience is like nothing else you can get for this price so for me it is a must have keyboard if you don't want to spend a fortune but still want all the thrills of modding and a premium feel. 

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Rating: 9.0.

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