This is a review of the TVS Gold Prime Keyboard. This is the number one keyboard line up in India ‘the TVS Mechanical Keyboards‘.
If you are thinking about buying a keyboard,
for your computer or may be your laptop. Even before you look for the rgb lighting or any fancy colors, you should definitely consider a mechanical keyboard. Not a lot of people may ignore the difference between a membrane keyboard and a mechanical keyboard. But let me tell you something, whether you are a typer, gamer or streamer. The feedback that a mechanical keyboard generates is very comforting when you work or game for long sessions.
When it comes to mechanical keyboard,
most of the folks just think about the clicky sound but to be very honest. It’s just not about the sound, it’s way more then that.
First off the mechanical keyboards are long lasting,
compared to the membrane keyboards. I have used multiple membrane keyboards and one thing that I noticed is that. The keys stop responding after a year or more and by the way, I am a not a very rough user.
Now, lets talk about what kind of a mechanical keyboard to buy, they come with multiple different switches with different colors, each color indicates the character of the switches.
I am just going to fast summarize things about the switches for you. Because it’s so lengthy topic that just one article would be inadequate for that. So the keyboard that is famous and ranked the number keyboard in India is the TVS lineup mechanical keyboards.
|TVS Gold||Blue Switches|
|TVS-e Gold Bharat||Blue Switches|
|TVS Gold Prime||Red Switches|
|TVS Gold BIO||Blue Switches|
|TVS Gold Pro||White Switches|
|TVS Gold Bharat XL||Cherry MX Switches|
|TVS Gold Platina Combo||Blue Switches|
Now many of you guys will ask the same dam question that. “Do these mechanical keyboards come with Cherry MX switches?”. Then the answer to that is, yes and no. Before it use to come with all TVS mechanical keyboards. But now it only comes with the TVS Gold Bharat XL. And that keyboard is always out of stock due to limited manufacturing of it. The rest comes with the Kalih and Long Hua switches which in my opinion are better.
Cherry MX are overrated
and back in those days. There was near to no competition to them. So people went with them and it came with a decent quality. So it became the industry standard like what the Coalgate is in India. But now there are many better alternatives to the cherry mx and Long Hua is one of them. If you still want the cherry mx, look for it in the offline market. A lot of people are selling the used or re-furnished models.
One more special feature about it is, it also comes with a ‘₹’ symbol, to use it just type [Ctrl + Shift + ₹]
So all the keyboards may look similar but all of them serve very differently, so as I said the different color of the switches indicate different features and feel of the keys, the blue switches are a bit hard, the clicky sound is the loudest of the lot and have to apply more pressure then the reds, but you are looking a mechanical keyboard for typing purpose then you should go for the TVS Gold, TVS Gold Bharat or TVS Gold BIO as many professional typist suggest them.
The reds would be great for the gamers or for the people who would want to have a low sounding keyword as the switches require less pressure to get activated and also generate less clicky sound, talking about my personal choice I went with red switches that is the tvs gold prime which perfectly fitted my requirements as I wanted it for editing my music, video editing and also for some weekend gaming and i am very happy with the product.
The following chart will give an idea about what keyboard you should buy :
|TVS Gold||Blue Long Hua Switches||Strong Built|
|TVS-e Gold Bharat||Blue Long Hua Switches||Strong Built, Multi Language, Dust resistant|
|TVS Gold Prime||Red Long Hua Switches||Strong Built, Dust resistant|
|TVS Gold BIO||Blue Long Hua Switches||Strong Built, Dust resistant, Anti bacteria|
|TVS Gold Pro||White Kalih Box Switches||Strong Built, Dust resistant, Water Resistant|
|TVS Gold Bharat XL||Cherry MX Switches||–|
|TVS Gold Platina Combo||Blue Long Hua Switches||Strong Built, Wireless, Mouse|
Now in all of the these beautiful features, you may definitely be thinking about the rgb lights or colors, it has only got three lights that is the num lock led, caps lock led and the scroll lock led.
When considering the TVS lineup mechanical keyboards,
you need to consider a very important factor and that is, are you looking to up your game, these keyboards are ranked number one in the country for a reason, in most of the government offices or the corporate offices you will find these keyboards, so these tough tanks are made for the real life pros so if you not one then you are free to go for the fancy cheap lighting ones.
The platina is basically the TVS gold with sensor and the wireless mouse.
Nothing much different. Not recommended for gaming or tasks which require fast reaction time. The reason is the wireless devices come with a slight delay which may not be suitable for everyone.
Now lets talk about the TVS Gold Pro, as the name suggests, this one actually comes with some cool extra pro features that the others in lot don’t offer, like they come with white box switches which makes this a water resistant keyboard and about the feel that this generates while using is different from the above keyboards, as the click sound is very short high pitched and the click gives you a metallic feel.
You may think that these keyboards are pricy but trust me there are people who have used these keyboards for around about 10 years and still the keyboard is working, so every rupee you spend is going to be worth it. Now which one to buy, go for the one that fits your needs, even if you end up buying the wrong one, I am sure, you are not going to regret because every keyboard in the TVS lineup is a beast.
This is an honest review as I am actually using this product and purchased it, So, I would highly recommend you to buy it right now, don’t think too much just get it now.