Cyber Snipa Gaming Keyboard
- Performs keyboard functions well
- Looks cheap, Name appeals to a select group
The Cyber Snipa keyboard is a very basic model that has all the traditional media keys, but nothing to set it apart from any offerings by other companies.
Price$ 59.95 (AUD)
In the war torn, semi-nuclear future we will probably all be fighting a massive battle against a variety of mutants, machines and aliens. Unfortunately, until we get a chance to experience this fun-filled scenario for ourselves, the next best thing is jumping into a video game with a suitably named peripheral and shooting some monsters; at least that's what Anyware Computer Accessories seems to think. Their Cyber Sniper gaming keyboard is clearly aimed at those who think gaming image is paramount (and those that are still young enough to think 'Cyber Snipa' is cool). Unfortunately whilst it operates fairly well as a basic keyboard and has an appropriate name along with certain design elements, functionally it really isn't a 'gaming keyboard' at all.
We weren't huge fans of the design. It has a space age look to it; a predominantly silver and black motif speckled with blue LEDs that seem capable of lighting up a room on their own. Unfortunately a combination of these colours and an awful lot of shiny plastic lends the whole unit a very cheap feel. Several of the keys were poorly mounted and we were concerned for the durability of this model in the long run.
Aesthetics aside, this is a fairly standard keyboard. It sports the usual array of media buttons, including mute and play/pause, but sadly there is no track skip option. There are Internet links to Email and your Bookmarks, as well as Calculator, Sleep and My Computer buttons. As a 'gaming keyboard' we were expecting a little something extra; some macro buttons, an extra array of gaming keys; something to differentiate it from the pack, but unfortunately there is nothing to see here folks. This is a regular keyboard with some fancy lights.
That said, it typed fairly well. It wasn't quite the amazing, smooth typing experience of something like the Belkin Wireless Slim Keyboard and Optical Mouse, but we had no complaints. As it is a wired model, there were no skipping problems and everything operated smoothly.
One noteworthy feature of this model is the fact that it acts as a USB hub and sports both headphone and microphone jacks. Depending on where your tower actually sits in relation to the rest of your PC setup, having a few spare USB ports inches away is extremely nifty and whilst we didn't use the audio ports ourselves they most certainly won't go to waste.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A solid winter flagship that cribs from the best
- 2 Google Pixel 2 review: not quite 'pixel perfect' but damn close
- 3 Huawei Nova 2i review: Flagship features get smuggled into the mid-tier
- 4 Moto X4 review: This is what a world without MotoMods looks like
- 5 Giabyte Aorus X9 Gaming Laptop review: Full, in-depth review
Latest News Articles
- Logitech Unveils MX ERGO, their first trackball in nearly a decade
- MSI's new Ryzen-ready motherboard coming to Oz
- Seagate Expands Portfolio with 12TB Drives for NAS and Desktop Computing
- Intel's 8th Gen Desktop Processors Go On Sale Today
- Seagate joins Bain bid to take control of Toshiba Memory
PCW Evaluation Team
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.
It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro review
- Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop review
- Hands On: Our first impressions of Sony's a7R III
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
Product Launch Showcase
- FTTechnical Lead / Senior Systems EngineerOther
- FTProduct Support ManagerVIC
- FTSenior iOS DeveloperQLD
- TPService Desk AnalystVIC
- TPCyber Security EngineerNSW
- FTInsights AnalystOther
- FTSenior Business Analyst - Permanent PositionQLD
- FTEllipse DeveloperQLD
- CCJanusgraph Consultant - Telco industryVIC
- CCMid-level SAP ArchitectQLD
- CCProcess Improvement Manager (Black Belt)NSW
- CCDeployment ManagerVIC
- TPBusiness Intelligence Reporting AnalystVIC
- FTBusiness AnalystVIC
- FTBusiness Analyst - eCommerce/Supply ChainOther
- FTSystems Support ManagerNSW
- FTSystem AnalystSA
- TPSenior Test Analyst - GIS DrupalNSW
- FTRegional Market Manager - Wide Bay RegionQLD
- FTDevOps Engineer - Supply ChainOther
- FTProject ManagerACT
- FTSolution Consultant - Digital TransformationVIC
- FTSenior Biz Talk DeveloperNSW
- FTTechnical Services AdministratorVIC
- FTAccount Management/Customer Service - MULTIPLE ROLESSA