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Hexgears Nova review

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With quality mechanical switches, a sturdy frame and rich RGB lighting, the Nova is an excellent debut for the Hexgears brand.

The Good

  • Fast and firm switches.
  • Metal frame provides extra stability and durability.
  • Vibrant RGB lighting.

The Bad

  • All-metal construction makes it heavier than a lot of tenkeyless boards.

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PC peripheral manufacturers are practically a dime a dozen these days. From bargain-focused brands to boutique labels, it can be tough to keep up with the sheer volume of new companies selling their wares in the PC hardware market.

This is particularly true in the premium keyboard space where you can find dozens of smaller manufacturers going up against the likes of Razer, HyperX and Corsair. Of these lesser-known manufacturers, you'll want to keep your eye on Hexgears, a relative newcomer specialising in high-end mechanical keyboards for gamers as well as anyone who appreciates working on a sturdy, clicky keyboard at the office.

For the past week, I've been taking the Hexgears Nova through its paces. Hexgears pitches the Nova as its entry-level mechanical keyboard, albeit one that packs all the features you'd expect from a premium product. Does it live up to these lofty claims? Let's take a look.


  • Plenty of stability thanks to its hefty metal frame
  • Shine-through keycaps really emphasise the RGB lighting


  • Kailh switches are fast and punchy
  • Keycap spacing strikes a good balance between speed and precision


  • Only 5 programmable keys
  • No software-based customisation - all RGB and macro customisation is done with key shortcuts


There are already plenty of quality brands to consider when shopping for a keyboard, and now there's another that deserves your attention. With the Nova, Hexgears has proven itself more than capable of building a sturdy, responsive and satisfying mechanical keyboard that goes switch-to-switch with brands several decades its senior.

If you're in the market for a compact mechanical keyboard that marries premium performance and a solid feature set with an affordable price tag, the Hexgears Nova should definitely be on your shortlist.

Pricing and availability

The Hexgears Nova is available right now from Amazon and the Kono store for US $89.99.

Hexgears Nova Mechanical Keyboard

Hexgears Nova Mechanical Keyboard

The Hexgears Nova delivers top-notch performance in a compact, tenkeyless frame.



Hexgears Nova Mechanical Keyboard
Finder score: 3.5


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