Vortex Race 3 RGB LED TKL Dye Sub PBT Mechanical Keyboard

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Vortex Race 3 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Available Switches

Cherry MX Black thumbnailCherry MX Black
Cherry MX Brown thumbnailCherry MX Brown
Cherry MX Blue thumbnailCherry MX Blue
Cherry MX Red thumbnailCherry MX Red
Cherry MX Silver thumbnailCherry MX Silver
Cherry MX Silent Red thumbnailCherry MX Silent Red
Cherry MX Silent Black thumbnailCherry MX Silent Black



  • RGB LED Primary LEDs: RGB (SMD)
  • RGB LED Control LEDs: RGB

Details and Specifications

ModelRace 3
Switch StemsMX
Physical LayoutANSI
Logical LayoutUS QWERTY
Frame ColorSilver
Primary LED ColorRGB
Control LED ColorRGB
USB Key RolloverFull
Multimedia KeysYes
Switch Mount TypePlate
Built in Audio PortNo
Built in Mic PortNo
Windows CompatibleYes
Mac CompatibleYes
Linux CompatibleYes
Dimensions4.73" x 12.21" x 1.18"
Weight1.44 lbs
Cord Length50 inches

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  • Very nice keyboard, one of my favorites. I own several 60-80% mechanical keyboards of different brands - the thing that I appreciate about the Vortex Race 3 the most is that they have fit TKL into almost the size of a 60% format. I have an Anne Pro II, which is a true 60%, and it is not much smaller than this keyboard. I also have a Ducky One 2, which is a true TKL, and it is much larger than the Race 3. The other great thing about the Race 3 is the key caps, I love the feel and the curve that they have. Sadly this review was typed on my Anne Pro II, but not because I like it more than the Race 3.

  • This keyboard is fantastic. Very sturdy and everything I wanted in mech keyboard. But, I wanted to leave a review for the service I received at mechanicalkeyboards.com. They were fantastic, responses were very quick, and they even accommodated my preferred shipping method during the pandemic.

  • The keyboard itself is great. But if you want to program any of the LED functions, good luck. I would highly suggest reading the "instructions" from the manufacturers website before buying. Or just buy the non LED version and save yourself the hassle of programming this boards LEDs.

  • Possibly the finest keyboard I have ever used. Everything about it exudes class and functionality, and if you're like me this is the literal perfect marriage of the utility of a TKL into the package of a 60% (well, more like 65%, but it's fantastic nonetheless). The RGB lighting is beautiful and customizable (though I personally don't mind the lack of shine-through keycaps). The switches are perfect and it feels wonderful to game and type on (I chose Cherry MX Silent Reds, but I have been typing on reds for years so I'm used to linear typing). In terms of aesthetic it is profoundly clean, recalling more than anything else the true purity of the classic Mac keyboard. The added solid-color keycaps are fantastic too, giving off a retro vibe, although I've opted to leave them off and go fully monochrome.

    The one star off is for a few reasons:
    * No key puller included, makes no sense when such fine swappable keycaps are packed with the board
    * Not sure why Home and End are separated by two keys on the right side of the board, this is more of a personal OCD gripe though
    * Manual doesn't come included, and the one you find online is terrible and actually refers you to another board's manual. If this is your first all-hardware mechanical keyboard with complex lighting, you will be a bit lost amidst the minimal information and poor translations. If you don't know the entire glossary of mech terms already (say you're coming from Corsair or something mainstream), you're screwed and left to search through online tutorials
    * Weird rattling sound on certain keys, particularly backspace, although the actuation is still fine, just sounds different than all the other keys

    All told I don't think you'll find a better board that comes pre-assembled.

  • A truly epic keyboard. It's really the only one I've ever seen that's a TKL/75% in a 60% form factor. Before this I was looking at the happy hacking keyboard. I like the colored keys and you're starting to see more keycap sets have some of the 1.5u keys that are on here if you want to swap. Plus there's no software, it's all hardware and super easy to reset. No regrets, I have the regular for work with a grey mx master 3 and RGB one for play with the Xtfy M4 Retro.

  • Great keyboard, compact and feels amazing to type on.

  • Good for low profile lover like me.
    Only regret is connection is not USB Type C.

  • This keyboard is very compact. As a consumer with relatively little desk space, I wanted a mechanical keyboard that had separate arrow keys and a design that looked nice. This keyboard fits all of my requirements, and it also has RGB LED lighting.

  • I loved the keyboard, but I wanted to ask if there is a version with leter "�"

  • After playing on this and my Ducky One 2 Mini back and forth for about a week they feel about the same but I can say I slightly prefer the Ducky because it is so darn comfortable to play on. This thing is lightning fast with Mx silvers and the DSA keycaps. I absolutely love the fact you have an 80% keyboard for the size of almost a 60%. The pre-programmed function keys are fantastic and literally make this thing plug and play. The RGB lighting instructions need to be relooked at and I really don't like the fact that the feet on this thing are static and have to be taken on and off by screwdriver. The DSA keycaps took some getting used to for me. 4 stars due to the feet stands and the RGB instructions being wonky but it does not take away from how well this keyboard performs, The price is a bit much but I think it is due to the brushed aluminum base.

  • This is the perfect 75% keyboard if you are looking for one. I have been using it for a few weeks now and love it. The only two things I dislike about it are the micro USB cable it comes with (I prefer braided) and that there is no key cap puller included.

  • Upon receiving the keyboard, the contents of the box are very straight-forward. I would have liked to see a keycap remover because the keyboard comes with additional keycaps but that certainly isn't a deal breaker. For the price-point, the keyboard is extremely high quality, has a nice weight, and with Cherry MX Blue switches, gives a very pleasing typing experience. I haven't had any connectivity issues, all of the RGB lighting and the switches seem to work perfectly. BE WARNED, the keyboard does not come with a manual so you will need to find the PDF file on VortexGear's website.

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