Peripherals

Mountain Everest 60 Compact Gaming Keyboard Review

Mountain is a fairly new player when it comes to peripherals, but they’re one of the most advanced and enthusiastic brands out there, pushing for real innovation, not just market hype. It’s been around two years now since they launched their first keyboard. While it may have been one of the most expensive keyboards I’ve ever reviewed, there’s no doubt it was one of the absolute best I’ve ever seen, overflowing with unique and innovative features that raised the bar for high-end gaming keyboards. That’s a tough act to follow though, and rather than trying to go bigger and more complicated, Mountain are scaling things down. The new Mountain Everest 60 is a 60% keyboard, slimming things down for those who want something more compact, nimble and portable.

Mountain Everest 60

No stranger to innovation, Mountain has designed a unique 60% keyboard layout, which still offers arrow keys. However, even if you did want to add a numberpad, there are expansion ports built in that will allow you to add one on to either the left or the right side of the keyboard. However, it’s the quality of the switches that really put Mountain on top. It’s available with Linear 45, Tactile 55 or Linear 45 Speed switches, which are rated for a staggering 100 million actuations. They’ve been clipped and lubricated by Mountain to ensure a smooth and more stable action, as well as remaining quieter too. Mountain says they’ve performed “Manual lubrication of all stabilizers with acclaimed Krytox GPL 205 Grade 0 lubricant for greatly reduced rattle sounds.”

Furthermore, the keyboard has been packed with layers of foam and silicon to reduce reverberations in the body of the keyboard. This is all topped with a set of premium PBT keycaps, per-key RGB lighting, it’s all Cherry MX style compatible, and really, we’re just getting started with what this keyboard has to offer!

Features

  • A 60% design that includes arrow keys
  • MOUNTAIN’s own factory-lubed Linear 45, Tactile 55 and Linear 45 Speed switches rated at 100 million actuations
  • Several additional foam and silicon layers to reduce reverberations
  • Hot swap switch support for both 3-pin plate mounted as well as 5-pin PCB mounted Cherry MX style switches
  • Durable PBT keycaps
  • Clipped and lubricated stabilizers as used in the original Everest keyboard series
  • Per key RGB lighting
  • MOUNTAIN’s patented magnetic riser feet
  • Expansion ports for the optional numpad that can connected on both the left and right side of the keyboard
  • A Cherry MX-style switch that can also be paired with MOUNTAIN’s new Mineral PBT keycap sets

What Mountain Had to Say

“MOUNTAIN creates innovative, premium hardware and software with a user-centric design that
enables gamers and content creators to achieve peak performance. Our vision is for gamers and
content creators to have what they need to excel through uncompromising innovation, pioneering
design, supreme quality, and customization. “Reach Your Summit” is the mantra of MOUNTAIN.” – Mountain

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's, I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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