For some reason or other, stories about keyboard technology have a habit of generating huge amount of interest from our readers.
So it was with interest that we spotted news about something truly impressive, in a tech-trainspotting manner of speaking - a USB mechanical keyboard with full N-Key rollover.
Even if you haven’t heard of N-key rollover, you might be aware of the problem it solves: the inability of many cheap computer keyboards to recognise more than a few keys being pressed at any one moment.
The "world's first mechanical keyboard offering full N-key roll over via USB".
For bashing out documents or even basic gaming, this isn’t usually a problem. In the gaming world though, gaming keyboards include the ability to press more than a few keys at once - a feature referred to as n-key rollover, sometimes limited to a set number of keys.
Full credit though, goes to QPAD, which not only decided to give their new MK-85 mechanical keyboard this ability, but decided to apply it to every key on the keyboard. As we understand it, you could mash both hands on the keys and it would recognise every single key-press.
While it's unlikely you'd ever need to do this, it's nice to know your hardware has the capability. This feature surely goes down as one of the more unnecessary, if slightly-obscure hardware features to have on your desktop.