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Redragon K551 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Clicky Cherry MX Blue Switches Equivalent Steel Aluminum Series Vara 104 Keys Wired Computer Keyboard for Windows PC Games Black RED LED Backlit

Last Updated: June 29, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.7
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Keyboard
 215
mechanical, keys, keyboards, typing, gaming
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Best keyboard without paying a fortune.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it because I wanted a nice simple keyboard with numpad, no flashy logos or lights (got the no backlight version)  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing keyboard feels identical to my expensive cherry keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Very Solid Keyboard! ... This one stood out as being the most minimalist mechanical keyboard I can find on amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good keyboard! ... Tough as nails, very good quality for such a low price, plenty of effects on the RGB, one of the only full size RGB keyboards for this price.  ...  "
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" ...  Bang on mechanical keyboard. ... It has the same feeling as my coolermaster quick fire and the blue keys feel exactly the way they should. ... Hard to tell the difference from some quality keyboards.  ...  "
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" ...  The keyboards exactly what I asked for mx cherry blue switches that click like crazy, leds that arnt blindingly bright and no general issues with it after the first two months.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband loves this keyboard.  ...  "
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Comfort
 72
keys, keyboard, typing, key, keyboards
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  Build quality feels great and keyboard is nice and heavy.  ...  "
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" ...  It's hard to explain why they are different from normal keyboards, but for some reason it makes typing feel easier.  ...  "
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" ...  Both are very well built, and I love the clickiness of the keys.  ...  "
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" ...  But nevertheless, they are extremely comfortable to type on for prolonged periods. ... The key travel is good, which is great for prolonged keyboarding.  ...  "
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" ...  These keyboards are used extensively every day and have held up perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise, they are tactile and clicky, and feels pretty good while typing.  ...  "
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" ...  so, it looks great, feels great, should be a five start.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely no flex in the board, great weight to it.  ...  "
Controls
 58
key, click, satisfying, clicky, feel
+76%
-24%
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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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" ...  Second, those key caps sound so good.  ...  "
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" ...  Keys are very responsive, switches are great, keycaps feel good to the touch (not a huge fan of the font myself though) I added some o-rings to shorten the travel of the keys and was actually watched my typing speed increase (much to the dismay of others in the house) The only complaint, and it's not really a complaint, the RGB isn't programmable from the computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Keys are very responsive, switches are great, keycaps feel good to the touch (not a huge fan of the font myself though) I added some o-rings to shorten the travel of the keys and was actually watched my typing speed increase (much to the dismay of others in the house) The only complaint, and it's not really a complaint, the RGB isn't programmable from the computer.  ...  "
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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 switches themselves are clicky, so there's actually two sounds when you hit a key: the click once you reach the action point of the switch, and when the keycap/switch reaches its lowest point.  ...  "
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" ...  Switches are smooth and have great feel and a very satisfying click to them.  ...  "
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" ...  function keys all work as they should.  ...  "
Price
 50
value, money, worth, point, mechanical
+100%
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" ...  The mechanical switches and LED functionality are way ahead of anything at this price range.  ...  "
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" ...  At this price point, easily the best keyboard for it's value!  ...  "
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" ...  A true value for money.  ...  "
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" ...  price was good.  ...  "
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" ...  What a value!  ...  "
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" ...  - Value -- price:performance ... This is the best keyboard in this price range.  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic price in my opinion.  ...  "
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" ...  Reading other reviews and seeing the price I knew I had to try it. ... For the price you cannot beat it.  ...  "
Build Quality
 49
sturdy, solid, switches, construction, frame
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Plenty clicky and is sturdy as heck!  ...  "
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" ...  But overall the build quality is good, the feel is solid, and the price for it is really solid.  ...  "
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" ...  * Build quality :: 5/5 ... It's quite heavy, which makes it feel pretty sturdy and it helps to keep it in place during use. ... Build quality on the switches and keycaps is another story, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now and not deduct any points due to that.  ...  "
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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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" ...  - Build quality -- high quality materials  ...  "
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" ...  Very robust construction.  ...  "
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" ...  The base is solid and not flimsy. ... I'm fairly happy with the construction.  ...  "
Gaming
 40
keyboard, mechanical, keys, enjoys, typing
+95%
-5%
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" ...  My son uses it for playing fortnite on PS4.  ...  "
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" ...  The keys have a satisfying feel to them, the keyboard is good for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the keyboard for day to day stuff, school, gaming and I have no issues with this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome board, totally surprised me for gaming. ... Improved my game!  ...  "
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" ...  I use the keyboard for day to day stuff, school, gaming and I have no issues with this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for my son for gaming, he loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  Good for my games.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: rgb, strong, durable, great for gaming  ...  "
Sound Quality
 24
switches, noisy, sounds, clicky, sound
+88%
-13%
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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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" ...  Sounds great, plays great and never let me down yet.  ...  "
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" ...  There is an audible thump with pressing.  ...  "
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" ...  I just love the feel and sound!  ...  "
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" ...  This is very Cherry Blue in performance and sound.  ...  "
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" ...  He loves the tactile feel, quick response time, and the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The mechanical switches feel great and sound even better.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Design
 22
design, feels great, feel, works, solid
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I enjoy the floating key look and the simple design.  ...  "
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" ...  The lighting profile is simple and elegant.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and feels great.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid build with a great red glow to it.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid build and good feel.  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoy the floating key look and the simple design.  ...  "
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" ...  Satisfying clicks, great feel, good looks.  ...  "
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" ...  so, it looks great, feels great, should be a five start.  ...  "
Volume
 19
satisfying, keys, switches, typing, mechanical
+63%
-37%
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" ...  Not too loud, just enough clicky.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the loud relack "clack" on it and the feel of the keys.  ...  "
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" ...  Not too loud, just enough clicky.  ...  "
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" ...  Loud switches but really comfortable and satisfying click  ...  "
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" ...  It is sort of loud and noisey but it works fine in my home office.  ...  "
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" ...  It is sort of loud and noisey but it works fine in my home office.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely recommend if you like loud and satisfying typing.  ...  "
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" ...  The keys are loud but super satisfying.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 16
issue, working, key, weeks, unplugged
+50%
-50%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  However, after about 3 months the A, Alt, and D keys all started to have problems.  ...  "
Color
 15
color, options, rgb, led, change
+100%
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" ...  You can turn the color completely off if you need to.  ...  "
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" ...  very accurate and many colors and things you can do about it  ...  "
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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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" ...  my coworkers and the people that visit my office all love the way the colors change and do fun LED color tricks.  ...  "
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" ...  very accurate and many colors and things you can do about it  ...  "
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" ...  It looks good, and the backlight is bright.  ...  "
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" ...  - Color does not change but red works with my build  ...  "
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" ...  The colors are bright and the color patterns work as expected.  ...  "
Features
 15
red, light, effects, user, rgb
+80%
-20%
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" ...  * Lighting :: 4/5 ... However, I don't think it has the capability of assigning light/effects on a key-by-key basis. ... For more advanced lighting effects and customization, you might want to look elsewhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Last, those red LEDs are sooooooooo nice.  ...  "
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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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" ...  RBG features are fun.  ...  "
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" ...  the lighting effect is pretty awesome as well.  ...  "
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" ...  * Lighting :: 4/5 ... However, I don't think it has the capability of assigning light/effects on a key-by-key basis. ... For more advanced lighting effects and customization, you might want to look elsewhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Last, those red LEDs are sooooooooo nice.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Marketplace
 13
solution, seller, product, deal, return
+85%
-15%
comment
" ...  but it is exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Got it on Lightning deal on boxing day as well so was even better.  ...  "
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" ...  My boyfriend love the item, Thank u seller  ...  "
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" ...  Product was as stated.  ...  "
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" ...  but it is exactly as advertised.  ...  "
Size
 11
heavy, travel, sturdy, nice, makes
+91%
-9%
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" ...  It's quite heavy, which makes it feel pretty sturdy and it helps to keep it in place during use.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the compact design and positive key stroke.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The travel time is a bit longer than I would want but otherwise I have no complaints. ... -Compact and good space management  ...  "
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" ...  Heavy and compact.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It's quite heavy, which makes it feel pretty sturdy and it helps to keep it in place during use.  ...  "
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" ...  Size is nice and compact, while retaining full numpad.  ...  "
Software Platform
 9
windows, version, tried, rbg, like
+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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" ...  When I chord Alt+Tab to cycle through programs it would release unexpectedly and drop me into an unwanted app.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 8
replace, use, keys
+100%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to replace caps, too!  ...  "
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" ...  But they are also cheap and easy to replace  ...  "
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" ...  But they are also cheap and easy to replace  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 8
computer, pc, even, work, one
+63%
-38%
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.  ...  "
For Kids
 7
lot, gaming, one, finally
+100%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for my son.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Purchased for my son for gaming, he loves it.  ...  "
As Gift
 6
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.  ...  "
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" ...  It's like a choir of angels singing of Christmas Eve god damn.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased as a gift for someone and they have had no complaints.  ...  "
For Fun
 5
+100%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 5
red, bright, rgb, keys, brightness
+100%
comment
" ...  The bright red backlight and large lettering on the keys makes usage in low light levels easy.  ...  "
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" ...  LED brightness is ok for a dark room but I wish they were a little brighter in a well lit environment.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks good, and the backlight is bright.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks good, and the backlight is bright.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
even, clean, raised, keys, help
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  Sleek and simple design, much simpler to clean than the (now insanely overpriced??)  ...  "
Apps
 4
app, could
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Love it so worth it 40 dubs with it check out YouTube therealwestbro  ...  "
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" ...  There are enough built-in modes to satisfy most, it's just not as easy to navigate as having an "app" to go through.  ...  "
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" ...  There are enough built-in modes to satisfy most, it's just not as easy to navigate as having an "app" to go through.  ...  "
Mouse
 4
keyboard, red, gaming, dragon, compared
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  It's heavy and feels wonderful compared to my old mk Logitech wireless keyboard that just wasn't cutting it for gaming .  ...  "
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" ...  It's heavy and feels wonderful compared to my old mk Logitech wireless keyboard that just wasn't cutting it for gaming .  ...  "
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" ...  Then I found this line of Red Dragon very good value will pick up a new mouse very soon.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
exactly
+100%
comment
" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  but it is exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  but it is exactly as advertised.  ...  "
Delivery
 4
product, arrived, build quality
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Also arrived 2 days early!  ...  "
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Weight
 4
compact
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  The lighting effects and keystrokes are all premium quality and this has some weight to it!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Heavy and compact.  ...  "
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" ...  Heavy and compact.  ...  "
Setup
 3
tried, software
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Capacity
 3
loud
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It is sort of loud and noisey but it works fine in my home office.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is sort of loud and noisey but it works fine in my home office.  ...  "
Fit
 3
board
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Fits my small hands perfectly and is fun to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This fit the bill at a demonstrably unbeatable price for our requirements.  ...  "

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