Armageddon MKA-3c Psychfalon
+ Decent build quality. - No per-key lighting or other more advanced controls.
Armaggeddon’s MKA-3C Psychfalcon keyboard is targeted not at keyboard enthusiasts, but at gamers on a budget who want to see what the fuss over mechanical keyboards is about.
For starters, the keyboard feels fairly weighty at 976g. It’s denitely not as solid or heavy as something like a Filco, but it doesn’t feel like something you picked up from the bargain bin either. The metal body feels sti and rigid, with no discernible ex to its chassis.
The Psychfalcon is outtted with Outemu Blue switches, which are very similar to Cherry MX Blues. They are tactile and clicky, and feature an operating force of around 60g. The very distinct click that comes with every key press means that they are also very noisy to type on, so you’ll want to bear that in mind if you intend to use this keyboard in the o ce.
These switches are also modular and hot swappable, so you can pluck them out and replace them with a new switch if you do get bored of how they feel. That’s similar to what Tecware o ers, and it’s nice to see this level of exibility at this price point.
The keycaps are constructed out of ABS plastic, which is known to wear easily and take on an unpleasant shine over time. Still, this is pretty much standard fare for most keyboards, even those that cost twice or even triple the price, so I can’t really fault Armaggeddon here.
The secondary legends are pad-printed below the translucent legends, with clear labels for various media control functions and lighting modes. The legends are printed as quite a thick layer over the keycaps, and you’ll notice them the minute you run your nger over the keycaps.
That said, pad-printing is way less durable than something like doubleshot molding, which the Tecware keyboard uses.
Finally, the Psychfalcon features RGB lighting for those who like their LEDs. The good news is that the lighting is quite even, as the keycaps with dual legends have them sitting side by side, so they’re both sitting directly above the LED.
The keyboard supports true driverfree operation, and you’re meant to do everything on the keyboard itself. However, this means you don’t get more advanced features such as per-key RGB backlighting and are limited to just nine di erent lighting e ects and nine game lighting proles.
The Outemu Blue switches here are modular and hot-swappable.
The keyboard ships with keycap and switch pullers.
The keyboard uses fairly thick padprinted legends.