Due to the use requirements, a set of keyboard and mouse is required. After the mouse and mouse pad are solved, the keyboard is left. The limited desktop space is unsuitable for a 104 full keyboard, so Miiiw ART series mechanical keyboard Z870 is selected.
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out of the box
Miiiw ART series mechanical keyboard Z870 is an 87-key mechanical keyboard. The packaging design uses the design style of a hard box and a cover. The background color of the cover is designed according to the color matching of the keyboard.
Unpacking, the keyboard is placed in a black plastic tray covered with a clear plastic protective case and a card with a how-to guide, and its accessories are placed under the keyboard.
The accessories in the white bag are two cap pullers for the keyboard, one keycap puller, and one shaft puller. There are also seven keycaps, mainly for Windows users, because the style of the keyboard when it leaves the factory is the style of the MAC keyboard. The high ball keycap of Miiiw Z870 is made of PBT material; the characters on the surface are printed, not the two-color glue injection process, so the keycap is opaque.
In addition, the two accessories are a cable and a 2.4G wireless receiver. There is no storage space for the receiver on the keyboard. Therefore, if this small thing is not used, it must be stored yourself. The wire does not use the umbrella rope material commonly used in keyboards and mice, but fortunately, this material is also relatively soft.
Officially, the Miiiw Z870 is equipped with two kinds of mechanical shafts and color matching, namely the tea shaft and the red shaft. The keycap color of the tea shaft is gray, and the keycap color of the red shaft is purple. They also have two nice names. “Winter Wilderness” and “Purple Potato Milk”.
The pattern printed on the side of the F1~F12 keycap of the keyboard represents the function achieved when used with the “FN” multi-function key. From analyzing the pattern printed on the side of the number key “1~3”, the keyboard can be switched when used with the multi-function key of the three Bluetooth settings. The edge of the “Esc” button is designed with a letter case prompt light.
There is a prompt light showing the mode of the keyboard.
The three keys in the upper right corner of the keyboard have been slightly adjusted, the “PRTSC” screenshot key is retained, and the second key is replaced by the “voice wake-up key”, which is equivalent to the shortcut key “win” + “C” in Windows system. It can be used to wake up the voice assistant of the win 10 system, and the third button is replaced with a light control button.
The raised semi-cylindrical area on the back of the keyboard houses the mode switch key, system selection key, switch, and USB-C charging port. New Z870 supports three modes: 2.4G, Bluetooth, and wired. You can switch between these three modes by using the mode switch key. It also supports Win and MAC dual systems, switching the second button.
The entire area on the back of the keyboard is the main color of the keyboard: purple. There are 5 anti-skid pads on the top and bottom of the keyboard. These anti-skid pads are designed to be relatively small, but the effect of using them is the same.
The back of the keyboard is designed with three-stage foot support, and users can lift the keyboard to a suitable height according to their needs.
Because I am a Windows user, I need to replace the MAC keycaps with Win keycaps before use. The red shaft used by Miiiw Z870 is the red shaft of the Kaihua BOX series. Users who are familiar with this mechanical shaft should know that the shaft quality of the BOX can be compared to the cherry shaft.
Its mechanical shaft supports hot-swapping and can be freely replaced with a favorite shaft. For example, game users who like to play racing can replace the four commonly used keys of WASD with black shafts.
Due to limited desktop space, the 104-key keyboard had to be abandoned. The Miiiw Z870 keyboard has a compact layout and small size, which is suitable for my desktop. Still, the keycap is not a light-transmitting material, and its light effect can only be seen through the gap between the keys, so it is not visually obvious.
It has a lot of light effect modes; there are 18 kinds in total. These modes can be divided into two types besides the constant light. One is the continuous dynamic light effect mode, which has about ten kinds of effects. The light effect can be switched by “light key” + “?, ?” key, “FN” key + “light key”, and the brightness can be switched by “light key” + “?, ?” key, it has five brightness levels Adjustable, “light key” + “PgUp, PgDn” keys can adjust the display speed of the lighting effect.
The other is the trigger light effect. In this mode, the light of the keyboard goes out when there is no operation. Only when a certain key is touched will the light effect be centered on the key, and the light will spread around. This model has about 3, 4 kinds.
Through the “FN” key + “Lighting key” + “?, ?” key, you can switch the color of the light. The color lighting effect is not limited to the always-on mode, and all of its lighting modes can be switched among these eight color modes.
The keyboard’s multimedia keys are set according to the key positions of Apple’s official keyboard. For MAC users, it will be very easy to use, and the Windows keyboard, I feel it is a brand and a style, every time you change a keyboard, you have to get used to it again.
Miiiw Z870 has a three-mode connection, which can be connected to a computer by wire, a 2.4G wireless connection to a notebook, and Bluetooth connections to a mobile phone and a tablet, respectively; that is, it can be switched between multiple devices.
As an excellent keyboard, full-key non-rushing is naturally essential equipment, and Miiiw Z870 is also equipped. Through the software test, we can see that even if the whole hand is pressed on the keyboard, it does not conflict.
In terms of power, it has a built-in 4000mAh battery. After fully charged, the battery life can reach 200 hours; that is, it can be used continuously for 8 days, and we generally cannot use the keyboard 24 hours a day. 20 days.
After a few days of use, my favorite is the RGB lighting effect of the Miiiw Z870 keyboard. There are 18 lighting effects with eight colors, and 144 patterns can be played. Every day I have to change several lighting effects to experience it. In this game, the three-mode design allows the keyboard to be switched between five devices, and the large 4000mAh battery also meets the normal battery life needs. Of course, there are also some disadvantages, such as the keycaps are opaque, and the keyboard is not for wireless reception. The device provides storage space.
The review is translated from sina.