Supreme gaming keyboard maker Mountain is now a be quiet! affiliate

Mountain Everest 60 gaming keyboard
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Gaming keyboard makers, Mountain, just became a subsidiary of the Listan group (opens in new tab), the same company that owns cooling, case, and power supply manufacturer be quiet!. That means two of our favorite makers of gaming PC gear are now sisters—essentially it's a great day to be a PC gamer.

The Mountain Everest Max (opens in new tab) has been high in our list of best gaming keyboards (opens in new tab) for some time, and as an avid wanderer, I've always resonated with Mountain's take on gaming (opens in new tab): "Much like climbing a mountain, gaming takes you on a journey that can be fun, challenging, and exciting … It doesn’t matter what games we play; the ascension creates the experiences and memories that we love to share, our way to the top of the mountain."

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Having been acquired by Listan, the 2018-founded company is taking more than just another step in a long journey to create gaming memories, it's pairing with one of the best makers of silent fans, and other PC components, we've seen in all our years in the industry. Right now, be quiet! has entries in our best PC case (opens in new tab) guide with the Dark Base Pro 900, our list of best CPU coolers (opens in new tab) with the Pure Rock 2, and even our guide to the best power supply (opens in new tab) with the Pure Power 11 FM 550W.

A marriage made in PC gaming heaven. And Listan's CEO Stanislav Minkin is rather enthusiastic about the acquisition (opens in new tab).

"The peripheral market has above-average growth potential in gaming, streaming and content creation." He notes that Mountain "has an impressive roadmap of new products that are sure to make a big impact. With Mountain in our ranks, we can confidently target our next goals."

With the Listan group bringing the two together with Xilence, another well respected component manufacturer, we could well see a full PC setup takeover on our hands, then. Now that Listan has top input devices in its repertoire, there's surely no stopping the company.

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Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for two years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.