Vortex POK3R Black Case Aluminum 60% Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard

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Vortex POK3R Black Case Mechanical Keyboard

Available Switches

Cherry MX Black thumbnailCherry MX Black
Cherry MX Brown thumbnailCherry MX Brown
$124.00New Version Available!
Cherry MX Blue thumbnailCherry MX Blue
Cherry MX Red thumbnailCherry MX Red
Cherry MX Clear thumbnailCherry MX Clear
Cherry MX Green thumbnailCherry MX Green
$129.00New Version Available!
Cherry MX Silent Black thumbnailCherry MX Silent Black
Cherry MX Silent Red thumbnailCherry MX Silent Red
$134.00New Version Available!
Cherry MX Silver thumbnailCherry MX Silver
$134.00New Version Available!
Cherry MX White thumbnailCherry MX White



  • Compact ANSI 60% layout
  • Mini USB cable included
  • Black aluminum case
  • OEM profile PBT laser etched keycaps

Details and Specifications

Switch StemsMX
Physical LayoutANSI
Logical LayoutUS QWERTY
Frame ColorBlack
Frame Top MaterialAluminum
Frame Bottom MaterialAluminum
Primary LED Colorn/a
Control LED Colorn/a
Hotswap SocketsNo
USB Key RolloverFull
Multimedia KeysYes
Switch Mount TypePlate
Built in Audio PortNo
Built in Mic PortNo
Interface(s)Mini USB
Windows CompatibleYes
Mac CompatibleYes
Linux CompatibleYes
Warranty1 year
Dimensions4.01" x 11.60" x 1.50"
Weight1.69 lbs
Cord Length59 inches

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  • it is very heavy and very sturdy and feels great.

  • TL/DR: Buy it!

    One of my kids was bugging me for a 60% keyboard and I succumbed. My preference is for a mech 104-key which I use at work because I often use the number pad. Our compromise for home computer was this keyboard because of the side printed functions. Partly because my partner doesn't have to work too hard learning a new keyboard. So far everyone is glad we got this. I may get one for my laptop, that's how much I like using it.

    Programmability is not intuitive but quite easy if you rtm. I'm more of a bean counter and spreadsheet jockey than a programmer (hence the 104-key) but programming macros on the fly is awesome. Also, after remapping the caps lock to Fn, it's super easy to toggle layers and have exactly what I want. My kids get Layers 3 and 4 for their macros, one for each. Call it a win-win, I do!

    Our biggest compromise was to decide which switches. We ended up with Clears. Cause that's what I have on my work keyboard and I was the one paying. Might mean we buy a second KB for gaming. They will have to earn it.

  • I'd give this keyboard a 4.5 if I could. The keyboard build is amazing. Just the right amount of weight for a 60% to feel sturdy. The programming of the keys is not intuitive but there are some pretty good tutorials online on how to do it. I personally use the dip switch to make the caps lock a function key since I don't personally use the caps lock. I got the white switches which I love. I think I prefer them to the blues since they are like a quieter sounding blue without the hard clack on the ears. The only reason I would take off half a start is that my 'A' and 'S' key started to fade after around 3-4 weeks of not too much usage when they should be double shot keyboard. If you are thinking about getting a 60% I would highly recommend this one and probably just snag some different keycaps like I did.

  • I bought this for work (programming) and have used it daily since I got it 5 month ago. After months of regular use, it has held up well. The 60% is also great since my hands never have to leave the home row. I highly recommend this due to the price and quality.

  • I originally wanted to purchase the Race 3 TKL - I made a pre order (told me they'd be shipped to me in a week even with pre order) so I went for it. I ended up waiting like 2-3 weeks in total then got the refund and went with this. A little bit of a bummer there because I wanted the TKL with arrow keys, but I couldn't wait for a new keyboard for much longer. This one still ended up being like a week shipping which blows my mind a little bit.
    I bought this keyboard with MX Cherry Clears, and it is such a dramatic difference from browns / membrane. I use to switch in and out of browns and membrane keyboards a lot for different games, but it is very hard for me to switch out of the clears back to anything else. It really is a nice keyboard.
    My biggest problem with the keyboard itself is the squeaky space bar.
    tl;dr shipping problems / long shipping and squeaky space bar.

  • Good keyboard. Only complaint is that the spacebar switch starts squeaking after typing a little bit. Other than that, its a well built keyboard

  • Very nice keyboard. The only complaint i have about it, is that the switch on the space bar isn't that smooth and squeaks sometimes,

  • What a fantastic keyboard. I have this same keyb with clears and it pales in comparison to this. The greens are so satisfying to type on.

    If you have a private office I'd definitely recommend greens over any other mx switch. They're not terribly loud, certainly quieter than my model m, but the stiff action makes the whole package desirable.

    Also kudos to Joel @ MK. I had originally ordered and then becomes frustrated with a preorder for a Pok3r RGB w/ browns (bleh). He was able to quickly change my order to an in-stock Pok3r with greens and get it shipped out same day. He refunded the difference immediately. Top notch!

    Thank you for the included keycap puller, I've already switched to a zebra wood 60% case and some retro pbt caps.

  • The folks at mechanicalkeyboards.com impressed me with my order for the Pok3r Black PBT with Chery MX Greens. I had a shipping issue (that wasn't their fault) and they went above and beyond to help me resolve it.

    The keyboard was packaged great and I already love it. I'm so glad I went with the Green switches instead of the Blues. I'm not a particularly heavy typist, but the switches feel great while typing and they make my ears happy. The heavy actuation helps me not bottom out.

    I love the keyboard, I love the switches, and I love the customer service at mk.com.

  • I have two of these. I have this one as well as as LED backlit ABS model. The PBT keys are great. What I really like about this keyboard is the aluminum case. It's built like a tank and feels really good to type on. No flex at all. Just a really solid feel. I love the 60% but I wish I could get a full size also.

  • Amazing feeling switches & just an overall great typing & gaming experience.

  • I love this little keyboard! It's my first mechanical, and now I definitely want another one for at work.


    Programmable, so all my required functions are close at hand.
    Easy to transport.
    Very sturdy build quality (heavy!).
    Cherry MX clears feel great to type on.


    Mine was missing the 'Fn' keycap (has an extra 'Ctrl' keycap there instead).
    The legends are wearing off of the PBT keycaps after only two weeks of use.
    Backspace feels loose and makes a metallic clacking/pinging sound.
    Sometimes it doesn't work when my PC wakes from sleep, so I have to unplug it and plug it back in.

    The reason I rate it a 4 is because of my experience with Vortex' customer service in trying to get an 'Fn' keycap. In short, they did not offer to send a replacement, and were inconsistent in responding to my support inquiry.

  • One of the best keyboards I've used, very small so good for desk space.

  • Love at first click!
    I bought the matias v60 and returned it. Bought the pok3r backlit version(with abs keycaps) and returned and finally bought this.
    It was love at first click. The pbt keys make way lesser noise than its counterpart abs. Cherry mx blue nothing more to say. They are just amazing to type in and I love the clicky sound.
    The construction is pretty solid. Love the form factor too. Don't be fooled by its size, its a pretty solid and heavy keyboard. The arrows are in the right place for me. I still haven't played around with the programming aspect yet because I just received.
    But anyone who likes cherry mx blue and wants to try the 60% keyboard. Pok3r is the way to go.
    I just love this keyboard. My keyboard search is finally over.

  • I love this keyboard. It's currently my daily diver. There's plently of reviews online so I wont be going in depth on why I like it but the only con is that the keycaps that come with it are laser etched and will wear out over time.

  • Just got my board in the mail! It arrived quickly and well packaged in perfect condition. This keyboard is incredible. If you haven't ever typed on clears then you're in for a real treat, if you have then you know what to look forward to. This keyboard is very high quality, great looking, and easy to use. The aluminum case has a very nice weight to it and keeps to board firmly planted to the desk surface. Can't recommend this board enough. Get one!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7HepIAGuzg

    Watch my full review for an in depth review.

    Short version

    VERY well built
    PBT Stock caps
    Price is amazing for Aluminum case with PBT caps

    Only real cons that exist are

    Does not include PS/2 Adapter
    Lettering is not doubleshot so will eventually fade on Keycaps

  • A definitive and solid keyboard

    it's a tiny keyboard with a lot packed into it.

  • First mechanical, but been using red's frequently. Purchased a switch tester and came down between black and clear. I love linear which made me take it over clears, but i am positive i will be buying the clear with white caps soon. Build quality is great. Metal case is strong and sturdy. Very heavy for a 60%. Rubber feet are good. It can slide a little on my tabletop surface if i really try but while typing or bumping it, no way. Solid board especially if you are a traveler.

  • My POK3R shipped rather quickly, the keyboard itself is incredible. Outstanding build quality, the keyboard is extremely heavy and robust for its size. The keycaps are solid and well-made, but the stem of each keycap can be seen in certain levels of light. Overall, the keyboard is fantastic.

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