- Brand Name: Global Marketing Partners
- Model Number: SCORPIUS-M10
- Connectivity Technology: USB
- Color: Black
- Form Factor: Mechanical
Ione Scorpius M10 USB Mechanical Keyswitch Keyboard
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- Cherry mechanical key switches
- Precision key clicking
- Metal back plate
- USB + PS/2 Interface
- 2,000,000 Keystrokes life cycles
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I opend up the keyboard right after I got the keyboard to see how it is inside.
The first thing I saw was splitted pattern that came off the PCB.
That is a result of over heating. Which means it was soldered by a unskilled employee.
Lead of some resistors were not properly cut.
Status LED was glued with hot melt glue because they have broke the patter while soldering.
Some keys are sticky probably due to over heating while soldering.
'C' key stopped working after just few hours of use and the reason was a broken pattern!
Space bar is very loud and harder to press if it is not pressed at dead center.
Status LED window is gray with while border. Very ugly on a black keyboard. The official picture show black window. Which suggests they just use whatever they have at time.
Only good thing about this keyboard is key switches made by Cherry.
Here are some picture I have taken. Writings are in Korean, but picture tell the story.
It may cost more to send it back for a replacement or refund than repairing problems myself unless the seller (ergonomic.com ) will also pay for return shipping.
UPDATE: If you want a really good mechanical keyboard, do like I did. Go to your local Salvation Army-type thrift shop. Here where I am, it's called Gateway Rescue Mission. These kinds of stores always get old computers and accessories and they usually have some up and running for you to test. Look for an IBM Model M keyboard. There will be a sticker on the bottom/back of the keyboard that tells you the model. These are the original bad boys of mechanical keyboarding! Paid FIVE BUCKS for the one I'm typing on right now. They are selling on eBay for $20 on up to $125. Good luck in your search for a good mechanical keyboard.. just do NOT buy this one.
Crappy durability. I've had various keys just stop working entirely or start working intermittently. I'm typing this on my backup Cooler Master keyboard, which drops my typing speed by like 10 wpm, because the space bar in my Ione no longer wants to work. The CM is better built but more blocky and too hard to depress. The Ione beats it there--it's flatter, the keys are easier to depress, and are a little more cupped and glossed.
It speaks well of the design that I keep buying them, but poorly of the manufacture that they keep breaking. If you have $70 to blow every 6 to 12 months, this is a good choice.
Also, the keyboard leg broke off on both of the keyboards! I repaired them with hot glue. Other than the poor quality of the product, the keyboard itself is great.
I also have a Das Keyboard which is more expensive but of higher build quality. I would spend the extra money for the Das Keyboard. Unless you enjoy solder and hot glue.
They now make a newer version called the "iOne Scorpius-M10Plus". Maybe the build quality is better. See it at ione-usa.com [...]
By the way, the keys make a very loud distinct "clicking" sound when typing. The keys have good feel. A find it hard to type on membrane keyboards after using mechanical keyboards. The "Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent" does not make a clicking noise and is not as loud, but is not silent. You can check the models out at the DasKeyboard.com website.
Here is a nice article about mechanical keyboards along with a GREAT video demonstrating the various mechancial keyboards. The video only played in Firefox for some reason. "Mechanical Key Switch Keyboards Demystified" at hothardware.com:
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Upgrade from my IBM Model M, love the feel but the lights are extremely bright, have to cover it to sleep or turn off the num padPublished 7 months ago by Kyle S.
I bought this keyboard back in the beginning of July of 2013, so I have been using it for 8 months and a half so far. Read morePublished on March 14, 2014 by firejackal
I had an old Gateway keyboard that lasted at least 10 years. I started looking for a keyboard that had a similar feel, which means that it needed to be sturdy, full size, with a... Read morePublished on December 27, 2013 by Den F.
A "column" of keys just stopped working on my 2.5 yr old unit. I expected a bit more life out of it. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by myootnt
Good for a someone who wants an inexpensive mechanical keyboard without frills. My main complaint with it is the LED lights are extremely bright and can be blinding when you glance... Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Michael Hafner
Seems like the reviews are either really good or really poor. For me the keyboard has been a dream. I bought it for around $59 about a year ago and in that time ive have multiple... Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by JLac
After about 10 months with this keyboard, several keys no longer functioned.
Sent several emails to the manufacturer - did not receive any response. Read more
i read some of the reviews saying how it is poorly built and all, and theyre probably weren't lying. but maybe ione has changed their standards because this keyboard is amazing. Read morePublished on January 28, 2011 by Spencer Young
I bought the Scorpius M10 and the Das Keyboard and the filco keyboard.
They ALL rock the nation! Scorpius deserves to rank up there with the DasKeyboard and Filco brands. Read more