The Mountain Everest Max is an absolutely massive keyboard that looks like it’s shedding 60 percent keyboards for their lunch money. Now this maximalist keyboard gets even bigger with the addition of a few new peripherals. Mountain gives you the ability to add 12 extra buttons to your desktop setup with its new MacroPad and DisplayPad.
The MacroPad is exactly what it says on the tin, giving you 12 new buttons that you can bind to individual functions or program macros through Mountain’s Basecamp software. Like Mountain’s keyboards, the MacroPad features hot-swappable switches and addressable RGB lighting.
The DisplayPad is arguably the most impressive peripheral, with 12 miniature LED screens that can be customized with individual icons. While it can also use the Basecamp software to bind macros to any of its buttons, the DisplayPad also features integrated functions for controlling Twitch, OBS Studio, DaVinci Resolve, and the Adobe Creative Suite.
While the DisplayPad will no doubt draw comparisons to Elgato’s Stream Deck, the DisplayPad doesn’t have access to the same free library of apps and integrations currently available for Elgato devices. But this could potentially change with future iterations of Mountain’s Basecamp software.
Both models are relatively the same size and have the same brushed aluminum top plate as on Mountain’s keyboards. The DisplayPad and MacroPad both have cutouts in their frames that allow them to be easily mounted on Mountain’s Everest Max or Everest Core keyboards and are powered from a single USB-C connection. However, both peripherals are also packaged with their own heavy-duty non-slip base if you prefer to use them with the Everest 60 or as standalone products with other keyboards.
The DisplayPad costs $109.99, while the MacroPad costs $59.99. Both are now available to pre-order exclusively through Mountain’s website, with the first units shipping by the end of the month.