Marsback M1 Wireless Hot-Swappable Keyboard Hands-On: Funky Look, Bouncy Switches

Light and snappy, a little too flashy and packing potential, the Marsback M1 is an interesting 75% Bluetooth mechanical keyboard that hit Kickstarter this week (early bird price of $159). It’s an attempt at the best gaming keyboard that experiments freely with a chunky, frosted base, over-the-top RGB and extra peppy switches while pulling in helpful features, like hot-swappable switches, that aren’t as common as we might like. 

Marsback sent us a functioning prototype to test out. Ultimately, it’s a bold design that, at first glance, one Tom’s Hardware editor couldn’t decide if he loved or hated. 

Marsback M1 Specs  

Switches Marsback MBS-I (tested), MBS-II or MBS-III&
Lighting Per-key RGB
Onboard Storage 2 profiles
Connectivity  USB Type-C to USB Type-A, rubber
Additional Ports None
Keycaps PBT plastic 
Construction Polycarbonate plastic
Software Marsback Pro
Dimensions (LxWxH)  12.6 x 5.2 x 1.7 inches (321 x 131 x 42.8mm)
Compatibility  Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Dos, Linux, Unix

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