Marsback is a rather new company, the one behind that weird Zephyr mouse with an integrated fan we took a look at last year. Established in 2018, the company is young also with an average employee age of 26. They aim to bring to market gaming products which appeal to the younger audience as such, and currently sell the Zephyr mouse and a few accessories. It is now early 2021, and the company decided the time is right for their first keyboard. As with the Zephyr, the Marsback M1 keyboard launches through crowdfunding on Kickstarter, and the campaign is still running as we speak. In order to help get the word out, Marsback approached us about doing a review, so here we are!
As mentioned above, the Marsback M1 is currently in the crowdfunding stage. As of the time of writing, the campaign is already past its goal, and it is strange to see people committing to purchasing a keyboard from a brand-new company without any other keyboards in their portfolio. Perhaps it is marketing at work, but either way, I would be remiss if I did not have a detailed review in time to help you make an informed purchasing decision. There are several variants of the Marsback M1 as far as keycaps and switches go, but all share a common DNA in that see-through case. We will explore this and more in this review that begins with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|Marsback M1 Keyboard|
|Layout:||75% form factor in a modified US ANSI layout|
|Material:||Polycarbonate case, ABS or PBT plastic keycaps|
|Weight (total):||0.95 kg/2.1 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB, six key rollover Bluetooth|
|Media Keys:||Available as a layered function|
|Dimensions:||131 (L) x 321 (W) x 43 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft/1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Choice of three Marsback-branded linear mechanical RGB switches|
|Backlighting:||Per-key 16.8 M RGB backlighting and side/bottom lighting|
|Interface:||USB or Bluetooth 5.1|