I have the ENTR in silver and white with Halo Trues, and upon first impression is seems like a beefy Apple keyboard. Imagine if you could take the magic keyboard and stretch it out from the table so it’s taller. The board is very solid, the keys are satisfying to type on, and I find it quite easy to get up to speed on it. It’s also much quieter than my other boards, and the switch travel is much smoother. The spring weight is a little heavy for my liking, but I think I’ll get used to it soon enough.
My only concerns are a slightly uneven “W” key with a little backlight bleeding through, and the backlight is a little on the Yellow-ish side, but that’s just personal preference I suppose. I plan on swapping out the keycaps anyways, so the W key isn’t really an issue for me.
This is my first TKL board, so at the moment I do miss the numpad, but on a desk with limited space, I think it’s a welcome trade-off.
I would absolutely recommend this keyboard to anyone looking to dabble in the mechanical world. It would be a great introduction, as it doesn’t carry the sticker shock of most other mechanical keyboards, and it still offers excellent build quality and feel. I just bought a Surface Go 2 and spent more on its detachable keyboard, so I think this has the value proposition in the bag.
Now, time to get to work using this thing!
This board feels ridiculously well built when you consider the low asking price. The White lighting gives a lovely clean effect with the stock caps, but I personally opted to replace them with some solid caps I had in stock. The stock caps. However, are of a wonderful quality and are now happily living on an RGB board I use for gaming.
My unit has the Halo True switches. These differ somewhat from regular tactile switches in that they have a somewhat soft feel. I wasn't sure how I felt about this at first, but I've grown to love them. They don't fatigue the fingers while still having a nice solid bottom out feel. Great for extended use throughout the work day, though they are not my favourite for gaming.
Overall, a solid recommendation from me.