Manufacturers Site: Motospeed
Vendor Store: MeCallTech (3rd Party Vendor)
Vendor Rating: 3215 sales with 95.8% Positive feedback
Product Link: AliExpress Item Page
AliTech Score: 4 Star
Review Type: Personal Purchase
Price: $21.51 ($19.88 + $1.63 shipping)
Pros: Sturdy, Well made, Reasonable Price
Cons: Does not really feel like a mechanical keyboard at all
Bottom Line: A cheap keyboard that feels more expensive than it is, that should serve you well
A cheap 104 key Mem-canical (Mechanical Feel) keyboard with USB connection, a solid chassis and 7 key rollover.
First off I will disclose that I am a keyboard snob with a long standing love for mechanical keyboards, my preference being linear switches such as MX Black and Red. I was very interested to see if the Motospeed K40 could capture any of that mechanical feel.
So does it succeed in this lofty goal? No, not really. This does not mean it is a bad product though.
Aesthetically it has the appearance of a mechanical keyboard with keys that resemble Cherry key caps. It also has a fully standard 104 key layout, including placement of Ins, Del, Home, End, PG Up and PG Down.
The key throw length might put some off, the page claims 2.5mm but I would say they are far closer to 4 or 5mm. This is a huge distance for many membrane keyboards and might put some people off. The keys still have that membrane pressure hump part way through the travel and like all other membrane keyboards there is little to no feel at the end of the travel.
Plug into a USB port and you are away.
The Motospeed K40 is a solid piece of kit, weighing in at just over 800g. There is some flex in its sturdy chassis but only minimal unless you really set out to twist it. The plastic has a quality feel with a matte finish. It has a standard USB cable which is about 1m in length.
The vendor gave no troubles and the product was shipped in a timely manner. The product packaging is good and provides more than adequate protection for the keyboard. I had no cause to contact the seller so can give no feedback on what they are like to deal with or how quickly they respond to messages.
There is a lot to like about this product if you are happy using membrane keyboards. From its solid construction through to its looks. It does not feel cheap, even when compared to some of the entry level Logitech and Microsoft keyboards.
If you purchase knowing it will not feel anything like a mechanical keyboard you should be happy, otherwise you will be bitterly disappointed.