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Enermax Caesar KB005U

Enermax Caesar KB005U
alaScore 81

35 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The build quality is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the size and value for money. Views are divided on the usability.

build quality, design

value for money, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Enermax Caesar KB005U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 35 reviews)

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Enermax Caesar KB005U

 

The pricey but well-made Enermax Caesar KP005U is also quite possibly the most attractive keyboard we've reviewed. It won?t disappoint those looking for a high-quality, full-size keyboard.

Quality materials. Attractive design. Good tactile feedback. Has USB, audio ports

Pricey. Keyboard audio disables PC-attached speakers. No real wrist pad. No software for hotkeys

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Caesar KB005U

 

The full-size Enermax Caesar KB005U keyboard justifies its relatively high price ($75 list) with high-end components. The stylish brushed aluminum body and steel-mesh surround hide fingerprints and are relatively easy to maintain, although you'll need...

Quality materials. Attractive design. Good tactile feedback. Has USB, audio ports

Pricey. Keyboard audio disables PC-attached speakers. No real wrist pad. No software for hotkeys

The pricey but well-made Enermax Caesar KP005U is also quite possibly the most attractive keyboard we've reviewed. It won?t disappoint those looking for a high-quality, full-size keyboard.

Expert review by:

Enermax Caesar Keyboard

 

The brushed-aluminum and steel-mesh Caesar keyboard isn't just a pretty face—it's big, solid, and packed with features. Be warned, though: It types like a laptop keyboard.

Attractive design; solid aluminum construction; acts as a USB hub; mic and headphone jacks

Shallow key travel; small function keys

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Consumer review by:

Mostly Great

 

Like the durability and heavy duty nature. It's good. 3-4 eggs. It falls short of 5 due to the mentioned soundcard issue. The other stuff is preference.

Heavy duty. Nice key mechanism. If you like laptop style keyboards this is a nice one as the fell of this thing matches nicely

Not a huge fan of the rounded keys. Just felt a little weird ; Delete key is small. I'm not a fan of that kind of layout for a keyboard. Return key smaller and larger delete key next time please ; The one completely lame thing is the onboard soundcard....

Consumer review by:

Enermax Caesar keyboard

 

If you buy this one, make sure to pay the $9.99 for the 1 year warranty. I didn't, and it turns out I should have. For the amount I paid (over $62.00) I feel this keyboard should have lasted me at least a year with no problems. In my case, this wasn't...

Great feel, seemed stout enough, love the extra usb ports on each side and audio jacks at the rear. My typing improved immensely due to the tiny backspace key

Died at 8 months of service, just DOA, for no reason. Small backspace key, too wide to fit under my monitor stand. Not all peripherals are recognized by the keyboard usb ports

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Pleasing to the eye.

 

overall great keyboard if you can find it at an alright price specially with rebate. Neweggs shipping was timely as always THANK YOU NEWEGG YOU ROCK!

Great keyboard if you can find it at a nice price awesome design headphone hole in the back and the extra USB are very useful. smooth cold hard metal around keys very nice seems high qaulity and pleasing to the eye. media keys on the left are great

Mesh gets stuff in it but nothing a gentle vaccum hose or upside down shaking cant solve but mesh is more of a choice to have before you buy i knew stuff would get in it does not bother me much. took an egg off because the reason i bought this keyboard...

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High build quality

 

Will never buy Enermax again. but a nice pice of hardware.

Great keyboard, nice quility and good to look at ; low noise, easy to type

Not perfered for games. But works ; they declined my rebate, for now reason

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Good keyboard bad rebate service

 

If I didn't have problem with my rebate, I would have rated this a 4 star. I followed the instruction precisely and after about 2 months of waiting, enermax sent me an email saying that my rebate was declined. Their reason is that I didn't include the...

Good keyboard, pretty solid all around

The mesh hand rest are so clunky and really easy to trap dirt, you will spend each weekend cleaning this thing ; Newegg is awesome for shipping this keyboard out to me fast but the rebate from enermax is a totally different experience, see other thought

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good and bad

 

If you can ignore the audio port and don't mind cleaning the mesh this keyboard is really good and well worth the money. Another improvement that can be done with this board is some backlight.

Beautiful keyboard, good feel while type, solid construction and craftmanship. Media keys are awesome, making Media Center a wonderful experience ; USB, audio, mic port

Although it have audio port, the sound coming out of it are poor so stay way from using it ; The mesh part are quiet nice, it feel nice to the hand and look nice but a pain in the backside to clean. After about a week, the mesh already trapped a lot of...

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Disappointed

 

I'm shocked at how many good reviews are here. This keyboard is painful to use and has serious problems with functionality. I'm returning it without a second thought. It's that bad.

It's pretty I suppose. Honestly that's about it. I had SERIOUS issues with this keyboard, which is sad because I really wanted to love it. But each passing day I owned it made me hate it more. Read on

Where do I begin? The mesh is borderline painful. The keys don't register half the time. The noise from the keys is inconsistent from key to key. The thing feels very cheap. It's a hassle to type on. Half the time you hit the space bar, it doesn't...

Product Specifications

Consists of a massive 2.5mm solid brushed aluminum body with diamond-cut edges and entangled by a solid 0.6mm steel mesh, the look and feel of the Caesar is astonishing. With patented Scissors key switch technology, Caesar is ideal for users who akin to products with unique design and appearance, or someone who prefer "notebook-alike" key switch. Caesar comes with two built-in USB 2.0 ports as well as a built-in audio I/O chip which gives user easy access to their microphone, headsets or VoIP phone. The Windows Vista certified Caesar comes with 5 integrated hotkeys for Windows Vista - mail, search, flip 3D, gadgets and media center functions, and 5 media hot keys for play/pause, Stop, Volume up, Volume down and Mute. A solid and steady body of 3.2 lbs with three different height adjustments, and extended wrist rest for user comforts, Caesar is truly the "Emperor of Keyboards".

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in
Height:1.1in
Weight:3.3lbs
Width:20.5in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Enermax Technology
Model:Caesar
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Enermax

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):USB
Type:Keyboard

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
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