iRocks Launches K74M Mechanical Keyboard with White Backlight and Hot-Swappable Switches for in Black or White

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Those needing to purchase a full-size wired keyboard have another option as iRocks launches its K74M mechanical keyboard. The K74M is a bit of a rarity in the keyboard market these days in that it not only features all of the standard keys which have increasingly been disappearing of late but also that instead of full-on RGB the keys are simply illuminated by a white backlight. Clearly, iRocks is aiming the K74M at those who are primarily interested in a more professional usage scenario but also gamers who may not need RGB overkill and may use their PCs for more than just gaming.

The K74M also has a number of modern features for users desiring greater flexibility in customizing, and maintaining their keyboard. PBT keycaps are pre-installed which should outlast ABS counterparts while also preventing the backlit elements from fading over time. Aluminum plating ensures easier cleaning along with hot-swappable sockets for changing out the pre-installed Gateron switches (rated for 50 million keystrokes) with compatible MX-style 3-pin and 5-pin mechanical switches. A smart wheel is also included on the keyboard for “volume, scrolling, zooming, brush adjustment, video editing, multimedia control, and more.”

Features and Specifications (per store page):

  • Mechanical switches for fast response and smooth key feedback
  • Preinstalled bottom pad and switch dampener sheet
  • All-zone Gateron hotswap Sockets for quick switch replacement
  • High performance USB wired connection
  • Detachable USB-C cable and two-level adjustable keyboard feet
  • PBT doubleshot keycaps
  • Easy to clean floating keyboard design
  • Built-in hotkey to access multimedia, mail, full key lock, PC lock and more
  • Software for editing macros and backlighting
  • Product Name : Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
  • Product Model : IRK74MS
  • Interface : USB-C Wired
  • Backlight : Yes, White
  • Key number : 107 keys
  • Smart dial wheel: 1 Set
  • Switch type: Mechanical Switch
  • N-Key rollover ( NKRO )
  • Multimedia keys: 15 keys
  • Rated Voltage / Current : DC5V / 300 mA
  • Weight : Approx. 910 g
  • USB Cable Length : Approx. 180 cm
  • Dimensions : 442 (L) X 139 (W) X 41 (H) mm

Press Release:

“iRocks, a Taiwan PC peripheral manufacturer, introduced a brand-new mechanical keyboard K74M featuring white backlight, PBT keycaps, aluminum plate and hot-swappable switches.

K74M is meticulously designed to offer style and practicality for both gaming and professional tasks. Over the course of several years, iRocks has devoted countless hours to testing, gathering feedback, and engaging in development. This ongoing effort has enabled K74M to collaborate effectively with typists and gamers, ensuring the delivery of a highly satisfying typing experience.

PBT Keycaps and Floating Keys Design

A pre-installed set of PBT keycaps outlives ordinary ABS ones with it comes to surface wearing, and greatly enhances the durability of the keys. The keycaps are made with double shot (dual-injection) technology to prevent backlit legends from fading. Thanks to its floating keys design and aluminum plating, the K74M makes keyboard cleaning and maintenance easier after years of service.

Customize your typing experience painlessly without soldering.
K74M features Gateron hot-swappable sockets for mechanical switches, compatible with 3pin and 5pin MX-style mechanical switches. The pre-installed Gateron switches can stand with up to 50 million keystrokes, with clear housing allowing white backlight evenly shines through the translucent key legends.

Wired USB-C Connection

K74M has detachable cable and can be connected using USB-A to USB-C or USB-C to C cable. High speed microcontroller inside the K74M enables fast keystroke response and N-key rollover function.

Customizable Smart Wheel

The wheel on K74M has switchable modes and is fully compatible with your Windows 10 and 11 PC. With Smart Wheel mode under Windows 10 and 11, you can customize your wheel to what you need it to be – volume, scrolling, zooming, brush adjustment, video editing, multimedia control, and more.

Enhanced Typing Experience

For premium typing feel and sound, the K74M implements a sound-absorbing pad for spaces between the plate and PCB and an appropriately sized foam for the bottom case. The components work together to turn every click into a delightful typing bliss. The stabilizers for the spacebar and modifiers on the K74M are tuned and lubricated to ensure consistent smoothness with less rattling key press.

Software Configurator

Not just from hardware hotkeys, K74M supports software configurator, providing you with an intuitive control interface for the keyboard, from backlighting to macro keys and more. The configuration may also be saved to the keyboard’s onboard memory for on-the-go convenience.

As iRocks launches its K74M mechanical keyboard it is refreshing to see a company cater to more than just the RGB overload / disappearing key models that have come to dominate the PC landscape in recent years.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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