Trust Mazz & Ybar 

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Trust are a well-regarded name in mechanical keyboards, however they do other peripherals and here I get to try out not only the Mazz keyboard but also the YBAR mouse. Both of the reviewed items are USB and solidly built.

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Mazz Keyboard

The keyboard is 42x13.5x2cm and the USB cable emerges 9cm in from the right. The rear has two 2.5x1cm rubber feet at the front and two pimples at the back if you want to use the keyboard without any rack, it has two 4cm long adjustments that raise the keyboard by 1.6cm.

The USB cable is 1.8metres long.

The keyboard has 105 keys all well-spaced with .6cm horizontal clearance between each key. In use there is a satisfying click on each press. While the keys do have letters on them they are small and are placed top centre of each key and in grey not white. To the right of the function keys are four LEDs.

Once connected the keyboard lights up as would a lot of notebooks but instead of the back lights being white for all only the top line the function keys are white. By default the next line of keys are red, the next line yellow, next are green and the last line blue with the base line space key etc a purple colour. There are in fact 14 colours and the brightness is adjustable.

This is sold as a gaming keyboard and when gaming the Windows key is disabled.

Switches are stated to last up to 50 million keystrokes.

In use I liked the feel but overall I found the whole keyboard a good bit larger than my own even though it was only 2cm wider.

At the time of publication this Mazz keyboard is available from Amazon for £24.99.

Trust YBAR Mouse

The Trust YBAR mouse measures 12.5x6x2.5cm but as the cable emerges from the forward tip of the mouse you are going to need a little more space than the figures given. The USB cable is 2.1 meters long which should be long enough for any situation.

It has a total of six buttons and as two are described as thumb buttons being on the left side it assumes you are right handed.

This is also sold as a Gaming mouse it has 7200 DPI resolution. Its optical sensor can be adjusted between 200-7200 DPI resolution. It has RGB LED lighting with adjustable colours.

Buttons are programmable.

In use it took a little getting used to as my normal rodent is smaller and sits nicely in my palm. While I am not normally at home doing things right handed I am quite happy using a mouse that way.

The mouse’s textured sides I found a little strange but I can understand that gamers will sometimes sweat.

I could not find the Trust YBAR Mouse being sold alone but I could find it bundled with the keyboard above for £36.98. This would make the mouse £11.99 which seems a very reasonable price for it.

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