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The key selling point of Everest 60 seems to be that it offers an almost enthusiast-level typing and gaming experience right out of the gate, without you having to mess with disassembling the keyboard, modding the housing, and lubing its various components. But first and foremost, this is a 60%, compact keyboard that screams quality in every sense.
The top plate is made from two pieces of textured aluminum while the bottom features some hard, heavy-duty plastic. This makes the keyboard feel really robust, heavy, and completely flex-free. Three USB-C ports give you plenty of options for connecting it to the PC and you get plenty of height adjustment with its unique and stackable magnetic feet.
To make it stand out you have an RGB strip going all the way around the keyboard. The lights are very bright and can produce quite the light show when you flex the accompanying software to create your own designs thanks to the whopping 44 individually customizable zones.
Oh and did I mention that the Everest 60 is modular? Same as on the previous Mountain keyboards, this one can be expanded with a Numpad which is an absolutely awesome option to have on a 60% keyboard. It once again means that you no longer have to choose between the great aesthetics of the smaller form factor and the higher productivity that comes with a full keyboard.
In terms of other details, you get high-quality PBT keycaps, a fairly minimal font, and an almost standard 60% layout with arrow keys, a smaller right shift key, and no right control key. Instead of using Cherry, Mountain developed their own, proprietary switches which come in three flavors, depending on whether you want a tactile or a bit faster linear experience.
They still feature cherry stems so you can easily customize the keycaps, they are factory lubed and come in a clear housing to make the RGB as bright as possible. Oh, and the keyboard is fully hot-swappable with 3 or 5-pin switches so you can easily go for something that’s more up your alley.
With all that said, the most amazing thing about this Everest 60 is its amazing out-of-the-box sound profile. It’s achieved with a combination of said pre-lubed switches, clipped Cherry stabilizers, and several layers of sound-dampening materials – one made from silicone and two from foam.
It makes the entire thing feel even more premium and probably makes it one of if not the best out-of-the-box keyboard experiences out there. As for the software, Base Camp remains straight to the point and easy to use while offering most of the features you’d expect for a gaming keyboard. So besides creating different profiles, you can easily assign all sorts of functions to each and every key, create macro combinations and of course, customize the RGB. For more details on the build, design, features, and much more, check out our full video review.