Rii K61C Mechanical Keyboard, 104key, Blue switch with 3 Macro Keys
*Switch type : Gateron Blue
*Switch force： 60±15g
*Switch Travel: 4.0±0.2mm
*Keys: Anti-ghosting 104keys
*Constructure: Aircraft grade Aluminum
*Cable: Multi cord / Braided
*Key Cap: Plastics with Laser etching ,no worry for the abrasion
*Key Cap puller: You could pull the key caps off easily when cleaning or changing the keys
*Porduct size : 446*188*45mm
*Product weight: 1250g
How to set the macro keys
1.Press FN+Scrlk into Marcro mode
2.Press FN+Pause,when the LED on and into recording status
3.Press any key you wnato to light up
4.Press FN+Pause to save
*Windows (PC with USB port)
*HID compatible device
I like mechanical keyboards and this one put a smile on my face. When I first unboxed it the most obvious thing was that it's no light weight toy, this thing is built to last like any good mechanical keyboard should be.
Yes mechanical keyboards are loud but they last longer, at least for myself, then any other kind available especially for gaming. The repeated key strikes, sometimes with gusto depending on what's going on in game can easily kill lesser products. I'm not really a fan of the noise a key strike makes but I can live with it. I've discovered that no matter what make, whether it's a big brand name or a definite up and coming company like Rii, they all make pretty much the same amount of noise. I do have one keyboard that looks and feels like a mechanical but I know the switches aren't going to last anywhere near as long. But with true mechanical keyboards the fact that they last as long as they do plus the fact that individual keys can be replaced as needed and the long-term investment in a keyboard like this just gets better. I like the travel distance on a key strike. Besides the sound that tells you a key has been struck you can feel it bottoming out, you get both audible and tactile feedback which I personally want.
The good stuff up front:
All keys are backlit however this is not an RGB keyboard. There is only one colour of LED, green which for me works great. Like any good mechanical keyboard that’s backlit you can adjust the level. There are also other options for the special effects:
~Breathing (fading in and out)
~Keys only light up momentarily when you strike them
~LED lines flash to the left and right after striking any key
~Fading line moving from left to right
~Fully molded keys with the character etched out of the coating on each key
~Zero config required on the PC or laptop
~Blue Mechanical Switches rated up to 50 million keystrokes
There is a lot of customization you can do with macro keys; this keyboard was designed with gamers in mind, here’s a few:
~First off, you can disable the stinking Windows key while in game
~Set up 3 key macros the way you want them
~Adjust the key backlighting to suit your needs, only one colour though, green
~4 extra keys that can be used to replace any existing key or use for WASD if desired, your choice
The keys are not the only tough and durable thing here, the carriage itself is rock solid. Holding it at both ends and then trying to twist it result in virtually no flex and I tried twisting it pretty stinking hard. When this is on the desk it sits solid. The flip down rear legs like with any other keyboard allow for a little positional customization. It’s weight and the broad front pads keep it from sliding around on the desk during those sphincter clenching moments in game. One of the nice things about mechanical keyboards is that the keys can be removed for cleaning, the keyboard comes with a tool for removing keys and switches.
A new touch I’ve not seen before is the slot located at the top edge above the "F" keys which is wide and deep enough to slip in a phone or even tablet and then present it so that you can see its display. While you I don’t game on either of these devices I do at times want to keep my phone in view and as it sits I can clearly see it. Because it’s low enough it doesn’t cover the bottom portion of my monitor. This is a nice touch that I at first didn’t understand, how it could possibly be useful.
The makers have done an excellent job of looking at how keyboards are used and how they can make this common item better, things like allowing me to run the braided cable to the left, centre, or right through a channel that then allows the keyboard to sit flat with the cable routed to the side I want since I don’t always use the flip out legs.
I appreciate this great way to get big brand name quality and performance for a lot less money.
As a serious gamer and coder, I high recommend this mechanical keyboard. Solidly built with a nice heavy weight to it, K61C feels like the Razer premium product. The mechanical switches are very satisfying to use, resulting in a pleasing feel that makes typing a joy. When gaming, this feel contributes to a nice sensation that confirms each individual key press is activated exactly as intended.
Keep in mind, this keyboard is from an innovative startup. The performance price ratio is definitely high. I have used RII’s other wireless kits. They are stunning! That’s why I am willing to try its mechanical keyboard. Indeed, it is beyond my expectation after using it for a couple of days.