Varmilo Beijing Opera Mechanical Keyboard
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
Every week I see a keyboard roll through the office, sometimes more than one. Actually, thinking on it, I must have reviewed hundreds of them and tested way more than that! However, they usually all have almost everything in common, and very few keyboards stand out as truly unique. A few that spring to mind, that really stood out for me for one reason or another. The Gamdias Hermes, the Cooler Master CM Storm Mech, Epic Gear DeFiant, and the Roccat Skeltr, and the usual flagships from the likes of Razer, Corsair, etc, are always pretty interesting too. Today, we have another stand-out design, the Varmilo Beijing Opera keyboard featuring the latest EC 2 Switches.
Varmilo Beijing Opera
A black rectangle, some aluminium, some RGB switches, that’s just too easy. Varmilo aims to design keyboards of true beauty and uniqueness. They’ve got models crafted from zinc alloy, ones with their own matching anthropomorphic models, one that looks like it’s crafted from white jade. Honestly, they really do have some remarkable designs. However, few compare to the beauty of the Beijing Opera keyboard I have in the office today. I have the 80% size keyboard, which is a TKL basically. However, many keyboards and number pads are available with these designs in multiple sizes; 20% (standalone numberpad), 65%, 80%, 100% and 110%.
For more information, you can check out the official product page here.
The Original Painting for Beijing Opera
The design of Oriental Charm-Beijing Opera came from a painting by Li Huan, a well-known illustrator and animator in China. With the technique of modern illustration, Li Huan reconstructed the traditional female roles in Beijing Opera, bringing a touch of modern to the classic image. You’ll see this design and elements of it featured all over the keyboard.