Commander Keyboard Overview
The commander keyboard is a full-sized keyboard so you have a full compliment of keys and a number pad. The keyboard has a sort of “gaming” look to it and has metal pieces attached to it on both the top and bottom. The overall design of the keyboard is black and it is primarily made of plastic.
Taking a look at the keys we can see that the bottom row has enlarged keys. I’m not sure how I feel about this, I will have to test out if it makes any difference. Having a larger spacebar could be a good thing in games where you are jumping a lot. On the bottom right there is a function key that will allow you to activate different function on the keyboard.
These different functions are located on the top F1-F12 keys. The alternate functions include music, volume up, volume down, mute, stop, back, play/pause, forward, email, internet, windows lock, and calculator. Having volume controls on the keyboard is great as you may want to adjust this while in game.
This is not a mechanical keyboard, but rather a plunger switch keyboard. So it is going to have a feel more closely to a mechanical keyboard than say a membrane keyboard. Of course you are not going to have the feedback and quality of mechanical switches though. The keycaps on this keyboard have the same design as the ones you will find on mechanical keyboards so you can buy aftermarket keycaps if you want.
Taking a look at the keyboard from the side we can see that the rows of keys are at a slight upward angle. The keyboard has two pop-out feet that will increase that angle even more.
Flipping the keyboard over we can see those two pop-out feet and there are also two large rubber feet. One really cool feature of this keyboard is that it actually has two spill ports on the bottom. These allow liquid to drain out of the keyboard if you happen to spill your drink on it. I have pointed out the two spill ports in red in the photo below.