Trust GXT 863 Mazz Gaming Keyboard review

Trust GXT 863 Mazz: Review in Two Minutes

The Trust GXT 863 Mazz is an entry-level mechanical keyboard aimed at consumers on a budget, just like the rest of the wider Trust product family. It retails for £44.99 / €49.99 (around $50 / AU$70), although it’s currently only available to buy in the UK and other regions in Europe, so it’ll be hard to find buy one if you are in the US or Australia.

While it lacks some of the features you’d find in more premium hardware, at first glance it visually resembles the style adopted by modern peripherals, omitting the ‘edgy’ gamer aesthetic and giving a cleaner look that might even look appropriate in an office environment.

Not that you’d want to, of course — the best mechanical keyboards are known for being louder than their diaphragm alternatives, and the GXT 863 Mazz is no different. The Outemu Red switches feel responsive with very little resistance, and you get the expected ‘typewriter’ sounds we’re used to, although it’s far from the most pleasant typing experience thanks to the overall poor build quality.

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Still, there are a handful of features that make this worth buying for PC gamers over a standard office keyboard. First, you get anti-ghosting and Win-key locks which should help optimize in-game performance, and there are 14 preset lighting options for the RGB, including the traditional ‘rainbow puke’ that should keep your kids happy. if you wanted to buy them a cheap and cheerful gaming keyboard.