Dimmer Than Expected Backlit
Typing Experience With Outemu Blues
Typing on the Outemu Blue feels similar to the Cherry MX Blue, with the former being a touch harder to actuate (50g to 60g). Not to mention, Outemu Blues provided a more noticeably tactile feel and sound. This also results in a switch that generates more noise in general. Another noticeable difference after using the Phantom for a long period is the slight increase in hand fatigue. On the other hand, for touch typists, the increase in actuation force can reduce the chances of bottoming out the keycap and an overall better “feel”.
Overall, the Outemu Blue is still a decent choice for those who are looking for a tactile typing experience and want something different.
|There’s even a designated RGB key|
All in all, Tecware’s Phantom is one of the most value-centric mechanical RGB keyboards in the market to date. With its price only being at $79, all the features that one would deem mandatory in a mechanical keyboard is available in the Phantom. If you are willing to overlook the flaws that were mentioned above, this keyboard is definitely a great buy.
|Innovation||+ Touch sensitive controls built-in a neckbud form factor
+ Customizable without any software
+ Able to disable Windows key
|Design||+ Sturdy and premium build with zero flex
+ Open design, easy to clean
+ Doubleshot keycaps
+ Cable with dust cover
+ Outemu switches has a nice and tactile feel as compared to Cherry MX’s switches
– ABS keycaps
– Non-removable cable
– Outemu Blues (60g) causes more hand fatigue
|Value||+ Affordably priced at S$79 for a mechanical keyboard
+ Built-in keycap remover
|Performance||– Dim RGB||7/10|