AQIRYS Launches New ADARA Compact Mechanical Keyboard
Peter Donnell / 2 months ago
I’ve not heard of AQIRYS until today, but the upcoming Romanian gaming brand is certainly doing something right with their new keyboard, the ADARA, which is said to be the most advanced gaming keyboard they’ve made to date!
Designed for those who seek a compact, silent, smooth and customisable keyboard experience, the ADARA is packed with high-end build quality and features that are sure to appeal to enthusiast PC users and gamers alike. Plus, their new switches from HaiMu certainly got my attention.
Named after the brightest star in ultraviolet light, ADARA fuses in a versatile compact form factor, the latest features and innovations in mechanical keyboard design with customized switches from HaiMu, the newest OEM name in the high-end switches arena. Thanks to its 1800 compact form factor and 95-key layout, the new keyboard offers similar space-saving benefits for performing ample mouse movements, just like the TKL format preferred by e-sports professionals, while preserving the convenience of the Numpad.
HaiMu Pink Swithces
Rated for 100 million keystrokes, the custom HaiMu Pink switches installed on ADARA are factory pre-lubed and provide a smooth, quiet, linear key press with a 2 mm actuation point. Besides factory pre-lubed switches, ADARA is equipped with pre-lubed plate-mounted stabilizers to smooth out the typing experience by effectively reducing noise, spring pings, and evening out large-key pressing (like the Spacebar).
Featuring the new Gasket-Mounted keyboard design, ADARA has an elaborate internal architecture – decoupled mounting of the switch-plate using silicone gaskets, PCB silencer & anti-vibration silicone pad, bottom EVA foam for noise-dampening – specially created to achieve a smooth keystroke without noise and vibration and without changing the tactile response or affecting the stability of the switch. All contribute to achieving the same exceptional feel found only on ultra-high-end custom-built keyboards.
On the outside, the chassis, made of lightweight and resilient material, is complemented by double-shot PBT keycaps designed for durability, precision, and improved tactility. And since we don’t fancy bland things much, ADARA uses a white&black color scheme, and the AQIRYS-designed Spacebar that’s guaranteed to be a thumb-pleaser every time is pressed (the package also includes a slim Spacebar for those who prefer a different profile).
A dynamic full-RGB illumination system fires up the transparent logo and the PBT keycaps with on-the-fly adjustable visual effects; of course, the intuitive AQIRYS software provides access to advanced configuration options, including per-key illumination customization. Using a white&black braided detachable USB-C aviator-style cable boosts aesthetics, durability, and mobility; three built-in channels under the keyboard allow using and routing of a classic USB-C cable. Furthermore, a 3-step height adjustment system puts the wrists in the preferred position for fast typing.
Customization is the key – with its hot-swap feature, ADARA gives every gamer the freedom to replace the stock switches with exotic models, be it 3-pin or 5-pin versions. The package includes 20 complimentary pre-lubed customized HaiMu Ocean Blue Tactile switches, along with the tools needed to replace the switches and thoroughly take care of the keyboard.
How Much Does it Cost?
The AQIRYS ADARA keyboard is available now with an MSRP of 114.99€.