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Redragon K551 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RGB LED Rainbow Backlit Wired Keyboard with Red Switches for Windows Gaming PC 104 Keys Black

Last Updated: November 20, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.6
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/10
Total Reviews
558
Old Reviews
214
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Review Summary - 330 recent, verified reviews

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Keyboard
 161
mechanical, keys, keyboards, typing, key
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Cheapest mechanical keyboard while very sturdily built.  ...  "
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" ...  overall a steal of a keyboard for the price. ... I have gone to stores looking at keyboards but they were all overpriced.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm typing on this keyboard right now to write this review, that's all you should need to know really.  ...  "
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" ...  Well designed mechanical keyboard. ... The Cherry MX Blue equivalent keys feel like a blend of the Cherry MX Blue and Brown key switches. ... I use this keyboard for typing up reports and programming. ... The key travel is good, which is great for prolonged keyboarding. ... At this price point, easily the best keyboard for it's value!  ...  "
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" ...  where do i start, this keyboard is great. ... this will be my go to recommendation for keyboards going forward guaranteed.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome keyboard with great feel.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the Das cherry blue keyboard at my office. ... That keyboard is ideal for those who type aggressively and want to minimise finger fatigue. ... I found this keyboard and was surprised it was so affordable.  ...  "
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" ...  This keyboard has all of the features you could want, with the exception of a USB passthrough-which some people may never use anyways . ... this keyboard has a simple and clean design to it while maintaining quality.  ...  "
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Comfort
 63
keys, typing, keyboard, key, keyboards
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Otherwise, they are tactile and clicky, and feels pretty good while typing.  ...  "
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" ...  Satisfying clicks, great feel, good looks.  ...  "
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" ...  Loud switches but really comfortable and satisfying click  ...  "
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" ...  The tactile feel is as good as any high end keyboards I've used.  ...  "
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" ...  these keyboards seem very well made, they are a pleasure to type on, and the shipping was super fast.  ...  "
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" ...  These keyboards are used extensively every day and have held up perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  It definitely feels like quality, the keys are nice and clicky (kind of loud but I like it).  ...  "
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" ...  Fits my small hands perfectly and is fun to use.  ...  "
Controls
 41
key, clicky, satisfying, press, feel
+78%
-22%
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" ...  It definitely feels like quality, the keys are nice and clicky (kind of loud but I like it).  ...  "
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" ...  The keys are very easy to press, in fact maybe a bit too easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Been using it for a few months now and the keys are still butter and crispy all at once  ...  "
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" ...  It definitely feels like quality, the keys are nice and clicky (kind of loud but I like it).  ...  "
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" ...  Keys are solid, and experience really good.  ...  "
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" ...  Keys feel crisp and consistent- a joy to type on.  ...  "
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" ...  Click click click. ... Personally I love the clicky definitive feedback for every key press. ... The key layout is fairly standard. ... I have no issue with any of the keys.  ...  "
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" ...  I was thinking this had tactile keys.  ...  "
Build Quality
 38
build quality, solid, frame, feels great, feel
+95%
-5%
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" ...  It's really well made, strong and durable.  ...  "
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" ...  so, it looks great, feels great, should be a five start.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s weighty and has good rubber feet, helping to prevent slippin.  ...  "
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" ...  Very robust construction.  ...  "
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" ...  so, it looks great, feels great, should be a five start.  ...  "
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" ...  Build is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid build with a great red glow to it.  ...  "
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" ...  It felt sturdy and had virtually no flex when I tried to twist it.  ...  "
Price
 34
value, money, point, keyboard, worth
+97%
-3%
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" ...  if it doesn't ill buy another for 40 bucks!!  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely feels premium for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Great value for your money!  ...  "
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" ...  Honestly can't believe the build quality for this price.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't beat the value for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  For the price nothing even remotely compares to the quality of this product. ... For the price nothing even remotely compares to the quality of this product.  ...  "
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" ...  price was good.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent value for the money.  ...  "
Gaming
 26
keyboard, son, enjoys, typing, keys
+96%
-4%
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" ...  My son uses it for playing fortnite on PS4.  ...  "
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" ...  Good value for a gaming keyboard  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for my son for gaming, he loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  The keys have a satisfying feel to them, the keyboard is good for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for my son for gaming, he loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  But all around a great option for a budget gaming keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Is it good for games?  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not a gamer but I do a lot of typing for my line of work and this keyboard certainly helps.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 20
noisy, switches, sound, sounds, clicky
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  I love the sound  ...  "
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" ...  The blue switches are really noisy but it's really satisfying, so if it's for your home desk, it's perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I kind of like their sound and feel more than Cherry MX blues, but the switch under the 0 key wasn't functional and I had to desolder and replace it. ... Still a very good sound to it for this price.  ...  "
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" ...  There is an audible thump with pressing.  ...  "
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" ...  This is very Cherry Blue in performance and sound.  ...  "
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" ...  If you do not like clicky sound keyboards this one isnt for you.  ...  "
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" ...  He loves the tactile feel, quick response time, and the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  He loves the tactile feel, quick response time, and the sound.  ...  "
Design
 19
feel, feels great, design, build, works
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Satisfying clicks, great feel, good looks.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and feels great.  ...  "
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" ...  The lighting profile is simple and elegant.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid build and good feel.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid build with a great red glow to it.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid build with a great red glow to it.  ...  "
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" ...  so, it looks great, feels great, should be a five start.  ...  "
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" ...  so, it looks great, feels great, should be a five start.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 14
issue, working, key, weeks, week
+43%
-57%
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" ...  It doesnt work after a restart and needs to be unplugged and plugged back in before you can use it, every single time.  ...  "
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" ...  Only problem with mine is that it got a key that wasn't working properly ( no clicking noise ) after 4 days.  ...  "
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" ...  After about 5 months it's already starting to mistype / double input.  ...  "
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" ...  After a couple of months of use, my "a" button is busted. ... Was amazed t first but dissappointed that it broke only months  ...  "
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" ...  Worked fine for a few months and then started causing usb faults, was not abused prior to this.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked fine for a few months and then started causing usb faults, was not abused prior to this.  ...  "
Marketplace
 14
solution, seller, product, return, exactly
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Got it on Lightning deal on boxing day as well so was even better.  ...  "
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" ...  the company posted a solution to my comment.  ...  "
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" ...  the company posted a solution to my comment.  ...  "
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" ...  but it is exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  My boyfriend love the item, Thank u seller  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Product was as stated.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it on Lightning deal on boxing day as well so was even better.  ...  "
Volume
 12
satisfying, typing, keyboard, clicks, switches
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Too loud for my corporate office. ... It's loud.  ...  "
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" ...  A bit on the noisy side, would no use it in an office environment.  ...  "
For Kids
 10
loves, lot, gaming, one, happy
+100%
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" ...  The cool lights are enjoyed by our children.  ...  "
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" ...  My kid says it’s good.  ...  "
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" ...  My son likes it a lot.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for my son.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for my son for gaming, he loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  My son finally convinced me to get a new one and suggested this one for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for my son for gaming, he loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for my son.  ...  "
Features
 10
lighting, red, much, led, backlit
+70%
-30%
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" ...  A good branded product, but, the design is not up to date and not much color modes as others. ... I like blue switch better.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the non-backlit version as it was cheaper when it was on sale, but I'd imagine the only difference is the light as the switches should be the same.  ...  "
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" ...  the lighting effect is pretty awesome as well.  ...  "
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" ...  RBG features are fun.  ...  "
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" ...  The light is adjustable and completely able to shut off as well which comes in handy for a much more professional look if so desired.  ...  "
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" ...  The light is adjustable and completely able to shut off as well which comes in handy for a much more professional look if so desired.  ...  "
Software Platform
 9
version, rbg, like, bios, windows
+22%
-78%
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" ...  It's a shame that the lights aren't customisable, but I assume this is only for the RBG version.  ...  "
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" ...  The software is not great - seems like a bad copy of the Steel Series engine.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially when I need to get into the BIOS.  ...  "
Color
 8
red, options, colors, rgb, much
+100%
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" ...  A good branded product, but, the design is not up to date and not much color modes as others.  ...  "
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" ...  The colors are bright and the color patterns work as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  The keys have a real nice feel to them, the colours are vivid and adjustable, and the quality is just spectacular.  ...  "
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" ...  You can turn the color completely off if you need to.  ...  "
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" ...  - Color does not change but red works with my build  ...  "
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" ...  Adds a little pep to my boring job with the colors and the satisfying click  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 7
computer, pc, even, work, one
+71%
-29%
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" ...  So is this as good as the $300+ super mega RGB wireless keyboards with WiFi, Bluetooth, RGB and lapdance options? ... home PC 2) and a non-blue one for work.  ...  "
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" ...  For home computer.  ...  "
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" ...  I like it so much I bought another for my laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  Back in the day before some you of young pups were even born, IBM was in competition for Apple for the home PC market.  ...  "
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" ...  i bought one for my home computer and i liked it so much that i bought a second one for work.  ...  "
For Fun
 5
+100%
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" ...  Have fun and see if it works for you too.  ...  "
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" ...  RBG features are fun.  ...  "
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" ...  The lighting has many fun and pretty options and being able to remove the keycaps is allways a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  The lighting has many fun and pretty options and being able to remove the keycaps is allways a plus.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 5
use, keys, press
+100%
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" ...  The keys are very easy to press, in fact maybe a bit too easy.  ...  "
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" ...  i feel like it will last 10 years easy.  ...  "
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" ...  i feel like it will last 10 years easy.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
even, keys, clean
+60%
-40%
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" ...  It's easy to clean and even after a few weeks of daily use the keys are not fading.  ...  "
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" ...  this keyboard has a simple and clean design to it while maintaining quality.  ...  "
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" ...  this keyboard has a simple and clean design to it while maintaining quality.  ...  "
Size
 5
travel, nice, makes, keyboard, heavy
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Size is nice and compact, while retaining full numpad.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice travel and good tactical feedback.  ...  "
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" ...  For people on a budget, or for productivity, the non backlit variant of the K551 or the more compact K552 are definitely solid options.  ...  "
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" ...  For people on a budget, or for productivity, the non backlit variant of the K551 or the more compact K552 are definitely solid options.  ...  "
Setup
 4
tried, software
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  With the exact same setup .   ...  "
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" ...  The RGB really gives it a nice aesthetic too as you can match it with your setup.  ...  "
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" ...  The RGB really gives it a nice aesthetic too as you can match it with your setup.  ...  "
As Gift
 4
purchased
+100%
comment
" ...  I purchased this as a gift for my girlfriend and she loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  Great gift for my son  ...  "
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" ...  10 yr old loved it as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  10 yr old loved it as a gift.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
exactly
+100%
comment
" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  but it is exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  but it is exactly as advertised.  ...  "
Delivery
 4
arrived, product, build quality
+100%
comment
" ...  Also arrived 2 days early!  ...  "
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" ...  Works good shipping took like no time at all  ...  "
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" ...  The parcel arrived on time, and I was pleasantly surprised by the build quality of the product.  ...  "
Storage
 3
weeks, bar, 2, hit
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  unfortunately the "d" key and space bar were not working about 2 weeks into the purchase.  ...  "

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