Arbiter Studio is a fairly new-comer to the keyboard scene. Before they reached out I had never heard of them before and the product we are taking a look at today is actually their first. It is the Polar 65 Magnetic Gaming keyboard. Magnetic is not something you might have heard of when it comes to gaming keyboards, we all know mechanical, and optical switches have come along in the past few years, but this is actually the first time I’ve had the chance to check out a magnetic switch keyboard. Essentially each switch is loaded with a small magnet and upon pressing down that switch the board senses magnetic flux changes. This type of design allows for adjustable actuation points and Rapid Trigger. All of which we will detail in this review. Beyond just the different type of switch the Polar 65 features a hefty CNC aluminum frame, double-shot PBT keycaps, pre-lubed switches and stabilizers, and their own Fuji Hall Effect magnetic switches. Let’s take a look and see what this keyboard is all about!
The Polar 65 comes in a pretty plain box that is not much larger than the keyboard itself. On the front is the Arbiter Studio logo and on the back it says Polar 65.
Opening the box up inside you’ll find the Polar 65 keyboard, 8 bonus keycaps, USB cable, keycap and switch puller, and a user’s manual. For those wondering about the included USB cable it is a Type-C to Type-A and is braided.