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Trust GXT870 Review | Black Hole Tec

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Trust GXT870 Review

Submitted by Joly Joren on Sat, 11/26/2016 - 11:02


Trust is a Dutch company that makes hardware accessories for electronic devises since 1983. Their philosophy is making hardware accessible for everyone and to be present in every asset of hardware accessories. This goal is recognized by one of their main mottos : you name it, we got it. They want to be recognized as a valuable player.

The unboxing was really pleasant, there was not much plastics to go through, which is nice. It was just opening the box and shove the keyboard out. From the first view it is a qwerty keyboard that looks nice.


A first thing that I noticed was that it was a qwerty keyboard. This means for people that are used to an azerty keyboard need to adapt. But these days there is enough software to solve this problem so if you can type blind you don’t have to worry about that.

I personally like to have a keyboard with a keypad integrated in it. But in this keyboard there is no such thing, the numbers are integrated in the line above the characters. So every time you want to type a number you will have to press Shift and the number.  His bigger brother the GXT 880 has this extra space for numbers. But the pro’s about not having that extra piece on your keyboard is that it is a small keyboard. It takes not that much place on your desk.

When I started using this keyboard the first thing I noticed is the sound of the mechanical keyboard. It’s something to get used to because your environment will let you know that it makes a lot of noise. Of course when you choose a mechanical keyboard it will always be noisy.

If we compare the GXT 870 with other mechanical keyboards, it is decently priced for a mechanical keyboard. Not too expensive but also not the cheapest. It is comparable to the Razer Black Widow. Razer is a well know brand for gaming. But the feelings of this keyboard is very similar except with the Razer Black Widow you have the keypad.

The led display is really nice. You can program 4 macro keys on the intern memory of this keyboard. At the same time you can have 3 different patterns while using it, just on, off, fading and some wave. It looks really nice. A short video from the GXT880 might show you more about the keyboard than words, the only difference compared to the GXT870 is the extra keypad.


You also have a game mode which disables the windows key and activate the macro keys.  This means you‘re protected to leave the game by accident.

This keyboard has an N-key rollover. For the people who don’t know what rollover means, this is a term for how many key presses can be registered simultaneously by a keyboard. N or NKRO stands for the fact that every key on your keyboard can be pressed at the same time and will be registered. Personally I don’t think this is really useful, but for the geeks under us, the more technology, the better.

Overall it is a really nice keyboard. It is not the most expensive you can find on the market, but you still have to pay around 100 euros to get one. I would recommend this to a person who wants to buy a mechanical keyboard and who needs to take it to LAN parties or someone who doesn’t want a really big keyboard, this could be for several reasons. We decided to give this product a silver award.











Operation force


Min. trigger force


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USB version





Gaming Mode


Programmable keys


Programmable macro's


On-board memory


Cable type

nylon braided

cable length


Backlight illumination

yes (white)

Key illumination

yes (white)


About the Author

As a student electronical engineering ICT my interest in technology is huge. As a person I’m willing to learn every day to improve myself and focus on the things I love doing. That's the force that drives me to accept new challenges. Technology is a hobby and the fact that I can write and share my opinion about all the new evolutions is a wonderful gift. I’m always open for critical feedback to improve and push myself to the top. If you want to do something really badly, you should just go out there and do it. That's what I try to do every day and I’m grateful that I can be part of this team. I hope that one day we as a team can make BlackholeTec a big name in the world of technologies.
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