Tex Shinobi Mechanical Keyboard

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Tex Shinobi Mechanical Keyboard

Available Switches

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



  • 7-Row mechanical keyboard with TrackPoint
  • TEX BLE upgrade kits available
  • Programmable
  • Windows / Mac OSX / Linux compatible

Details and Specifications

Switch StemsMX
Physical LayoutANSI
Logical LayoutUS QWERTY
Frame ColorBlack
Frame Top MaterialABS
Frame Bottom MaterialABS
Primary LED Colorn/a
Control LED Colorn/a
USB Key RolloverFull
Multimedia KeysYes
Switch Mount TypePlate
Built in Audio PortNo
Built in Mic PortNo
Windows CompatibleYes
Mac CompatibleYes
Linux CompatibleYes
Dimensions9.25" x 12.32" x 1.29"
Weight2.20 lbs
Cord Length59 inches

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  • Feels fantastic and the layout is just like a classic Thinkpad. I would pay $1000 for this.

  • I purchased Shinobi as soon as MK restocked it. The keyboard is very awesome and I almost don't use my mouse. It was my happy day if UPS didn't deliver to a wrong address and I had to wait one more day to use it. Thank MK for your support.

  • I love scrolling with the middle button and trackpoint. No longer need a mouse or trackball most of the time when sitting on the couch. I got the Clears. They are more tactile then to browns, but I think I still prefer browns or blacks. Sometime the my finger get tired with the Clears especially the pinkies.

    The build quality is excellent. You can feel the laser etched keys almost like Braille. I also got the bluetooth module, so I can use it from couch with not table.

  • I've got this with silent red switches, and I absolutely love it. Heavy, sturdy, pretty.
    There are a few things I have to note though:
    1. Key stabilizers quality is mediocre, they wobble it their metal plate spaces a tiny bit, bars aren't perfectly balanced - hence the rattle with spacebar, enter and shift keys out of the box. One does need an evening off to apply cling film dampeners and silicon lube - keyboard becomes a true pleasure to use after that.
    2. Firmware update tool is Windows-only.
    3. During this first week of active usage with a bluetooth connection, I've twice had an issue with trackpoint failing (cursor not moving). Both times problem vanished with keyboard power-cycle, which is exremely easy thanks to a killswitch on a BLE module. This happened with latest firmware so far (keyboard v2.02, BLE module v15). This issue didn't happen with wired connection. Still, wireless experience is awesome, infinitely better than logitech unify. Having ability to switch between three devices is a nice bonus.

    All in all, this is one of the best keyboards on the market, worth every penny.

  • Truly fantastic keyboard, a work of art. The trackpoint is great as others have said, but what I think is the best part are the three mouse buttons underneath the spacebar, I never have to reach for my mouse anymore! Can just keep my hands comfortable typing. It types so nicely and just looks amazing (I only wish it had a backlight, but that is a tall order with bluetooth boards). I got the browns, and got a bluetooth module from the creator's website. Battery hasn't died yet and I've been using it for about a month. Phenomenal, can't think of a better board.

  • Fantastic keyboard, I have been waiting a long time for a good mechanical keyboard with trackpoint. The width is exactly the same as the thinkpad 7 row keyboard, so it can feel a little narrow at first, but did not take long for me to get used to. Quality and fit and finish are fantastic, I would highly recommend.

  • Ordered this with the green key switches. I absolutely LOVE this board. Not only does it feel great to type on, it looks incredible as well. The build quality is absolutely outstanding. For those of you that love classic ThinkPad trackpoints (think ThinkPad T500 and older), the trackpoint on this is actually BETTER than those! Bottom line: This keyboard rocks. If you're on the fence about getting one, do it. You won't be disappointed!

  • One week in and I really like this keyboard. I ordered with blue switches. The layout is very nice and I feel like I get to type on a mechanical version of my T400 all day. I feel like the ADA keycaps are helping my accuracy, just wish I could source blanks The touchpoint is very nice, but I need to learn to reach for it again instead of my mouse. Overall recommended to old school Lenovo/IBM fans.

  • Amazing keyboard totally worth the wait. Only issue is that my 'enter' key is a bit noisy not sure if it's the stabilizer or what, the noise becomes more obnoxious when I use the blue replacement enter key cap. Not sure what gives.

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