The Riotoro Prism Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review: Making A Strong Debutby E. Fylladitakis on June 1, 2018 8:00 AM EST
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- Cherry MX
- Mechanical Keyboards
Riotoro is a relatively new company that came into the business in 2015. The company was founded by ex-Corsair and ex-NVIDIA employees who banded together to form their own new brand name. The company started with slow, cautious moves towards new product releases. One of their first products was the Prism CR1280, an RGB full tower case, unique at the time of its launch. Their first diversification attempt was with the cost-effective Riotoro Onyx PSUs a year ago. This year Riotoro is releasing multiple new products and diversifies towards other segments of the market, including gaming peripherals.
Jumping to the present, for today's review we are taking a look at Riotoro's first gaming mechanical keyboard, the Ghostwriter Prism. As the "Prism" designation in its name hints, one of its main features is RGB lighting. Unlike most products of the company, the Ghostwriter Prism is not a product aiming to compete in terms of cost-effectiveness but rather a fully-featured, high-performance device that comes to compete with the best mechanical keyboards available in the market.
Packaging and Bundle
Riotoro supplies the Ghostwriter Prism in a large, strong cardboard box with thick walls. The artwork is simple and focused on a picture of the keyboard itself but the box stands out a lot due to its striking red color. An additional paper ribbon wrapped around the box showcases the exact switches that the particular version comes with. Inside the box, the keyboard is protected with polyethylene foam pieces and is wrapped in a nylon bag.
Inside the box, we found a basic but handy user's manual and an orange keycaps puller. There also is a large plastic palm rest that attached to the keyboard magnetically. The palm rest is simple, with only the company's logo printed in red at its top right corner.
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letmepicyou - Friday, June 1, 2018 - link"riotoro"...river bull? Interesting name for a company.
Chad - Friday, June 1, 2018 - linkLooks like an exact copy of the Corsair LUX
Diji1 - Sunday, June 3, 2018 - linkNo it doesn't.
kyoden - Sunday, August 12, 2018 - linkNot even close.
Space bar isn't some stupid mesh like surface and it doesn't have that horrible font, whatever it is.
I could go on but you need glasses.
erple2 - Friday, June 1, 2018 - linkIs n-key rollover still an issue? Also, are there 2 USB inputs for the keyboard? That probably won't work with my KVM switch, then.
Destoya - Friday, June 1, 2018 - linkOn my Corsair K70 (which is suspiciously similar to the point I wouldn't be surprised if they share a PCB design and OEM), the second USB port is just for power reasons over USB 2.0 with the RGBs and USB passthrough. You can plug it into a single USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, or two USB 3.0 ports and the functionality is identical.
DanNeely - Friday, June 1, 2018 - linkI love the way they make the 2 character keycaps look like manufacturing errors to make the Frag Harder Disco Lights work "better".
MamiyaOtaru - Saturday, June 2, 2018 - linkbacklighting (I like) plus MX switches (I also like) mean the light is at the top. Sticking both characters up there is just how it has to be, whether the lights are disco or not
MCX151 - Friday, June 1, 2018 - linkHmmm, for 130 bucks, there is no incentive not to buy a corsair. Not going to list all the pros, as this keyboard covers most of them, the thing is corsair is proven, with a good company for support. As well, as great gaming experience, farcry5 is the bomb playing on a corsair. So, that's where I'd stuff my 130 bucks.
Death666Angel - Sunday, June 3, 2018 - linkI bought the K90 Vengeance MMO because of a sale for 80€. It had dead and dim LEDs out of the box as did the replacement. Since the forum were full of people complaining about the same thing even after numerous replacements, I decided to just get my money back. That turned me off Corsair for peripherals and backlight for mechanical keyboards as well.