Though Kailh switches are clones of Cherry MX mechanical switches, the experience hardly differs. Furthermore, the standardized key switch set forth by Cherry Corp means that the variety of mechanical keyboards that use such switches aren’t going to feel much different unless the mounting plate is not the usual metal. The MODA v2 does have a metal mounting plate though and bottoming out the switches gives rigid feedback.
As we usually mention in the conclusion of our mechanical keyboard reviews, it’s the features and pricing that should draw shopper between different keyboards. The MODA v2 costs $69.99 on Amazon right now and though that’s a bit more than the imported Noppoo Lolita Spyder 87, the generous 3-year warranty from Nixeus is well worth it for guaranteed longevity. This is not expensive as far as mechanical keyboards go, and keyboard enthusiasts can still introduce their own modifications such as aftermarket keycaps or o-rings. Regarding appearances, the exposed metal on the outer chassis makes the MODA v2 look more attractive and appear more durable than the first MODA. The tenkeyless layout might turn off those looking for a full sized mechanical keyboard, but the smaller form is beneficial to those with cramp desks or wanting a minimalistic looking workspace. Paralleling what was said in our Nixeus MODA review a year ago, there’s nothing wrong about the MODA v2. It doesn’t try to be anything it shouldn’t be, no gimmicks, just a tenkeyless mechanical keyboard with Kailh switches.
Legit Bottom Line: Nixeus delivers another no-nonense mechanical keyboard with the MODA v2. It’s affordable price and minimalist simple design are sure to attract.