2 Months Later…I’ve had the chance to really get to know this keyboard. I’ve typed and gamed on it a bunch… So here are my honest impressions:
Pros: RGB lights, True N-Key Rollover, 1000 hz polling, gold-plated and braided USB Cable, keycap and switch pullers included, software available but not necessary, aluminum switch mounting plate, rubber feet, and rubber-tipped risers, and finally, Hot-swap switches.
Cons: Software is still rough, plastic body, SMD LEDs aren’t super bright, USB Cable is non-removable. White LED mode has a pinkish tint. Customization sans software isn’t as robust (obviously).
Final Thoughts: I do think this is a fine keyboard with a lot going for it, especially at the price. I found after some use that I was NOT a fan of the Gateron Browns, much preferring the heavier feel of Outemu Purples, or the faster response of Kailh Coppers. But thanks to the hot-swap switch design, I was not forced to deal with the Gaterons.
Don’t get me wrong, Gateron switches are fine, and typing feel is very subjective. I don’t want to tell anyone else what they prefer in a mechanical keyboard, but having the option to customize even that aspect of your keyboard is a fine selling point.
This keyboard is recommended to anyone looking for a customizable, full-size, gaming, mechanical keyboard. I personally love the hot-swap switches enough to use this over a Razer Keyboard, and I have a Razer Mouse with Chroma(TM).
Disclaimer: I have not been paid for the content or opinion presented herein. I purchased the product with my own money for my own use case and am simply offering facts and opinions as well as a recommendation based on my observation of and experience with the product.