It’s not often you see serviceable mechanical keyboards priced under the $100 mark, especially if they’re listed in the same sentence as “Dell” or “Alienware”.
The Dell website is selling the Alienware AW568 mechanical keyboard for $74.49 right now, which comes with Kalih brown switches instead of the Cherry MX variants that most people are accustomed to. Kalih switches have gotten a lot better over the last year, after the company fixed some quality control issues with their manufacturing moulds, and they’ve made a bunch of waterproof and dustproof switches of late.
The switch in the AW568, however, isn’t one of the flashier ones. It’s just a straight up and down take on a middle switch – something quieter than the clicky-clacky blues and blacks, but with a bit more resistance for typing than a red or a speed-type switch. Basically, if you’ve never used a mechanical keyboard, browns are a good place to start.
Head to the Australian Dell site if you want to know more. The deal will be live until Thursday, July 12.