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2021/02/09 06:41:11 (permalink)

 
Introducing the EVGA Z20 and Z15 Gaming Keyboards.  These keyboards offer the full-range of possibilities, from the Optical Mechanical switch Z20 to the hot swappable Kailh Speed switch Z15.  Each Keyboard features a fully customizable set of features, which you can control through EVGA UNLEASH RGB!
 
 
 

 
For further details, visit https://www.evga.com/articles/01467/evga-keyboard/.
 
 
 
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 06:45:29 (permalink)
I like what I am seeing, activity sensor and optic mechanical keys. Naise!

Is EVGA planning on delivering a TKL (ten key less) keyboard?
Most gamers do not have the need for the keypad, and the extra space for the mouse is nowadays needed with the huge mouse movements from left to right.
Love EVGA and will definitely test a TKL version IF (please say yes :) ) it is on the market.
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 06:49:04 (permalink)
Because keyboards now days don't have enough stuff that can break, now we have a utterly pointless sensor...

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 07:00:57 (permalink)
Bruh why is this a fullsize keyboard? You aren't going to sell many of these.
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 07:33:40 (permalink)
I'm tempted to try this out from my Corsair K95- the K95 has been so good for me for awhile now. Help convince me otherwise! (Not worried about TKL myself, I actually used the number pad for work purposes during the day lol)
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 07:54:39 (permalink)
Interesting.  I wish the Z15 had optical switches though.  I don't have room for a keyboard with macro switches which I never use anyway.
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 08:10:43 (permalink)
nice hardware specs - looks good
 

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 08:37:23 (permalink)
I prefer the Z15.  Can't find the manual for it.  When I try to bring it up...only has the Z10's

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 09:41:18 (permalink)
lol so the Time of Flight sensor is nothing more than a proximity sensor?? This is hilarious bad with no other way to offer biometric security. Seems like a total gimmick. 

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 10:58:36 (permalink)
I downloaded the RGB unleashed software version 1.0.3, and windows security flagged two files as malware, "EV Mouse Updater_v0.05.06_20210114[AP].exe" and "EV Dongle Updater_v0.05.05_20210112[AP].exe"
I'm guessing it's a false positive however, but thought it might be worth reporting.
 


 
 
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 11:30:01 (permalink)
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I downloaded the RGB unleashed software version 1.0.3, and windows security flagged two files as malware, "EV Mouse Updater_v0.05.06_20210114[AP].exe" and "EV Dongle Updater_v0.05.05_20210112[AP].exe"
I'm guessing it's a false positive however, but thought it might be worth reporting.

False positive.  I'll raise it with our software team, however.
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 12:06:34 (permalink)
Went with the Z15.  Will see how it goes once it gets here...

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 12:31:15 (permalink)
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I downloaded the RGB unleashed software version 1.0.3, and windows security flagged two files as malware, "EV Mouse Updater_v0.05.06_20210114[AP].exe" and "EV Dongle Updater_v0.05.05_20210112[AP].exe"
I'm guessing it's a false positive however, but thought it might be worth reporting.
 




I downloaded the Unleash RGB 1.0.3 as well.  Notes say for the Z20 and Z17 keyboards.  I think the Z17 is a typo...should be for Z15..."Hopefully"

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 12:48:21 (permalink)
Any Keyboard expert got a comparison for the noise level of those switches?
Especially in comparison to rubberdomes? I can't find a video for that.
I'm looking to replace my old G15, and am eyeing the Z20 with linear LK switches.
Don't want to drive my family nuts with clickageddon.

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 12:51:35 (permalink)
This guy got them early.  Reviewed the Mouse, Z20 and Z15
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxLEvPfxhKc
 
Non video review
 
https://www.techpowerup.c...iew/evga-z20-keyboard/
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 13:19:35 (permalink)
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Non video review
 
https://www.techpowerup.c...iew/evga-z20-keyboard/


The soundcloud file is linked to https://soundcloud.com/vsg-3 which is exactly what I needed, thanks!



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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 15:33:11 (permalink)
What is the différence between z15 and z20?
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 16:57:11 (permalink)
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lol so the Time of Flight sensor is nothing more than a proximity sensor?? This is hilarious bad with no other way to offer biometric security. Seems like a total gimmick. 


From my understanding it’s for waking the computer to get into the login screen faster without having to click the mouse or press a button to get it out of sleep mode.

I am really looking forward to this keyboard. I like the roller for volume control and the sensor will be nice I feel.

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 17:30:17 (permalink)
Looking for some good reports

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 20:22:41 (permalink)
Z20 on the way $8.03 shipping and tax included and using 87 EVGA Bucks.
 
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 21:07:31 (permalink)
The review sounds like EVGA has a great keyboard especially at the elite price.

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/09 23:39:22 (permalink)
Well if I can get it at 50% off (I can't lol) I would buy for sure
Looks amazing
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/10 00:17:05 (permalink)
After an absolutely garbage experience with the Z10 - it's sitting on a shelf & I'm using something else because I got tired of feeling like I was using a $20 walmart keyboard - I'm glad to see that eVGA is at least apparently coming out with quality keyboard products.  Literally the worst keyboard I've ever paid more than $50 for.
Maybe if I end up not liking the Corsair K100 I have on the way, I'll wait for reviews of the Z20 & give it a try if they come out as positive, always happy to give a company a second chance in a "new" space/hardware market when they have such stellar stuff in other hardware areas.

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/10 07:18:50 (permalink)
not wireless.... :(
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/10 08:42:52 (permalink)
Any reviews on the software for the keyboard? Like if it's a resource hog? Does it conflict with other software? Does it have reasonable options?
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/10 09:47:18 (permalink)
Cant wait for some reviews, these actually look pretty sleek
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/10 09:54:38 (permalink)
A second review can be found at https://thinkcomputers.or...gaming-keyboard-review looks like EVGA is getting them into reviewers hands which is a great sign.

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/10 09:57:51 (permalink)
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Any reviews on the software for the keyboard? Like if it's a resource hog? Does it conflict with other software? Does it have reasonable options?


So far the reviews say stable and not bloated with a lot to like according to tech power up. Mostly the small size is because the new keyboard software only has to work with the Z15 and Z20. They did say though while good it could be made slightly better with some changes but that they really liked it.

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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/10 11:02:28 (permalink)
recently purcahsed a razer huntsman mini, really wanna test it vs the z20, it doesn't seem like the huntsman is holding itself after a couple months of hard use
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Re: Introducing the all-new EVGA Z Series Gaming Keyboards 2021/02/10 11:05:16 (permalink)
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After an absolutely garbage experience with the Z10 - it's sitting on a shelf & I'm using something else because I got tired of feeling like I was using a $20 walmart keyboard - I'm glad to see that eVGA is at least apparently coming out with quality keyboard products.  Literally the worst keyboard I've ever paid more than $50 for.
Maybe if I end up not liking the Corsair K100 I have on the way, I'll wait for reviews of the Z20 & give it a try if they come out as positive, always happy to give a company a second chance in a "new" space/hardware market when they have such stellar stuff in other hardware areas.


i really want to see some more reviews as well, im worried about quality given this feels like a brand new scenario for them
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