To truly understand the benefits of a mechanical keyboard, you have to feel it. The first thing you’ll notice about the Sentinel is its heft. As opposed to plastic keyboards that rattle as you type, the Sentinel features a 4-pound aluminum case for maximum stability with each keystroke (it won’t budge unless you want it to). In addition to its substantial build, we opted for some of the community’s favorite mechanical switches, Halo Trues, which offer a satisfying tactile “bump” that leaves your fingers wanting more. If you ever want to change the feel, you can simply pop in new switches, thanks to the hot-swappable circuit board. Plus, the Sentinel’s got backlighting covered with an array of RGB light settings, and it’s backed by the latest USB-C connections to seamlessly plug in on either side of your setup.