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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: February 24, 2021 (Refresh Now)
8.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
581
Old Reviews
308
Unverified
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Review Analysis - 259 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Keyboard
 122
mechanical, keys, keyboards, typing, key
+86%
-14%
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" ...  the mecanical sound of the keyboard may bother some people but personally i like it, there is a breathing option for the lights and you can control the speed of the breathing which was really cool. ... I really recommend this keyboard especially for starters  ...  "
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" ...  Once you get used to the clicking, you won't want to go back to a non-mechanical keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Honestly would prefer this keyboard over some Corsair keyboards at 200$.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely recommend for any gamers or anyone looking for a mechanical keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Takes getting used to the mechanical keys. ... But a good keyboard for typing once you get used to it.  ...  "
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" ...  This review is for the RedDragon K551 no-backlit. ... The keyboard has improved my productivity by speeding up my typing.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm happy with my purchase and would recommend this for others looking for a new keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Keyboard was great initially, thought it was a real bargain for the price.  ...  "
Comfort
 40
keys, typing, key, keyboard, keyboards
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  Loud switches but really comfortable and satisfying click  ...  "
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" ...  Satisfying clicks, great feel, good looks.  ...  "
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" ...  The feel is fantastic very clicky keys no mushy feel for typing and the RGB has enough options to keep your set up looking awesome.  ...  "
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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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" ...  But, honestly, is really soft, is sturdy and very comfortable. ... I have big hands and I was a little worry about that, but honestly is really good.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome keyboard, feels super precise and joy to type on!  ...  "
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" ...  For $30 more you can get more buttons and a wrist rest etc but for the price this one wins.  ...  "
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" ...  I am extremely pleased with this and highly recommend it to anyone who is old-school like me and wants to feel keys being clicked and hear the same.  ...  "
Controls
 34
key, press, satisfying, clicky, feel
+79%
-21%
comment
" ...  I generally press quite hard on keys when I type so the solidity of the backplate - which is metal - allows me to really pound on the keys.  ...  "
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" ...  The board is built like a tank, and the two fundamentals (key layout and keycap design) are impeccable. ... You can use the arrow keys + Fn to change the direction of waves and patterns in the preset modes, as well as changing the colors when set to a single color mode.  ...  "
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" ...  Not Redragons fault, more Outemu's fault for not having the greatest quality control on switches.  ...  "
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" ...  However if you are a typist, I wouldn't get these as the switch is linear so there isn't any tactical feedback.  ...  "
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" ...  owsum but would like it would have volume controls dedicated although it has fn plus f keys for volume  ...  "
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" ...  I was thinking this had tactile keys.  ...  "
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" ...  Switches are smooth and have great feel and a very satisfying click to them.  ...  "
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" ...  Keys are solid, and experience really good.  ...  "
Price
 30
value, money, point, worth, remotely
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  So good for budget  ...  "
comment
" ...  Can't beat the value for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  For price no hesitation.  ...  "
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" ...  Great value for your money!  ...  "
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" ...  For the price I payed, I am very satisfied and would recommend this product to a friend.  ...  "
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" ...  Really good for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  This does what it's supposed to for a great price!  ...  "
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" ...  Still a very good sound to it for this price.  ...  "
Build Quality
 26
build quality, solid, feel, worked, well
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  Plenty clicky and is sturdy as heck!  ...  "
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" ...  Really love the feel of blue switches and build quality is really good for its price.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid build and good feel.  ...  "
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" ...  Build quality for both are perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  It feels like the most solid piece of equipment for the price, even compared to top tier options out on the market these days. ... The metallic frame is TOP NOTCH and makes it incredibly sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  It felt sturdy and had virtually no flex when I tried to twist it.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and feels great.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything is great, very clicky and durable materials.  ...  "
Gaming
 21
keyboard, keys, work, widow, use
+95%
-5%
comment
" ...  This keyboard is so satisfying to type on and for gaming it is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  For Gaming, this keyboard is fast and responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  The keys have a satisfying feel to them, the keyboard is good for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Was as expected my first gaming KB and is like it said mechanical if looking for soft touch not the one nice switches  ...  "
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" ...  Good value for a gaming keyboard  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  These are important issues for daily office use but less so for gaming (but I'm not a skilled gamer, YMMV). ... I'm planning on buying another when I set up my next gaming system.  ...  "
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" ...  Best and cheapest michanical gaming RGB keyboard in the market.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 15
keyboards, feel, sounds, satisfying, quiet
+87%
-13%
comment
" ...  There is an audible thump with pressing.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the sound  ...  "
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" ...  If you do not like clicky sound keyboards this one isnt for you.  ...  "
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" ...  Am getting some dampeners, because I like it quiet.  ...  "
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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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" ...  This is very Cherry Blue in performance and sound.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how it works and sounds.  ...  "
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" ...  I just love the feel and sound!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 13
months, key, years, weeks, week
+62%
-38%
comment
" ...  Going strong for 3 years now.  ...  "
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" ...  Only had it for a month but seems to work great!  ...  "
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" ...  I have had it for a few days now, and the clicking much less noticable.  ...  "
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" ...  First impression (after using for a few weeks) is great.  ...  "
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" ...  No reliability issues so far.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked fine for 1.5 years.  ...  "
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" ...  Been using for 3 months now and it is the best investment I’ve made since my pc.  ...  "
Design
 11
feel, good, feels great, build, works
+91%
-9%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Volume
 10
satisfying, clicks, switches, price, typing
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Features
 9
light, well, led, backlit, really
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  Having no idea where to start, what brands to look at, what features may be handy, I researched a bit for something that was going to give me that wonderful feel that only a mechanical keyboard provides in a full size keyboard without breaking the bank.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
For Kids
 7
lot, one, loves, happy, finally
+100%
comment
" ...  My kid loved it and really likes the feel and lights  ...  "
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" ...  My grandson is very happy with this and recommends it  ...  "
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" ...  My kid says it’s good.  ...  "
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" ...  My son finally convinced me to get a new one and suggested this one for me.  ...  "
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" ...  My son likes it a lot.  ...  "
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" ...  The cool lights are enjoyed by our children.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 6
pc, even, computer, work, one
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Software Platform
 5
rbg, like, windows, version, tried
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  It's a shame that the lights aren't customisable, but I assume this is only for the RBG version.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The software is not great - seems like a bad copy of the Steel Series engine.  ...  "
Color
 5
red, rgb, much, modes, key
+100%
comment
" ...  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  ...  "
Marketplace
 4
return, product, deal, advertised
+100%
comment
" ...  So thank you.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Product was as stated.  ...  "
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" ...  Update, seller contacted me and solve the problem.  ...  "
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" ...  My boyfriend love the item, Thank u seller  ...  "
Size
 4
travel, one, nice, makes, keyboard
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Fortunately this is a very small thing that I barely notice so I'm keeping this one.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Size is nice and compact, while retaining full numpad.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice travel and good tactical feedback.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 3
keys, use, press
+100%
comment
" ...  The keys are very easy to press, in fact maybe a bit too easy.  ...  "
Delivery
 3
arrived
+100%
comment
" ...  Also arrived 2 days early!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works good shipping took like no time at all  ...  "
Display Clarity
 3
keys, key, brightness
+100%
comment
" ...  The bright red backlight and large lettering on the keys makes usage in low light levels easy.  ...  "
comment
" ...  LED brightness is ok for a dark room but I wish they were a little brighter in a well lit environment.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
keys, clean
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Will break with the slightest amount of any liquid, including condensation from a cup.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I tried doing things like reducing keystroke rates in Windows, and removing keycaps and cleaning, but it didn't help.  ...  "

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