This is not our first foray with 1STPLAYER (also referred to as 1ST PLAYER on their website), with their Bullet Hunter MK6 keyboard having had a detailed review earlier this year that left a fairly positive impression. The company has been marketing aggressively outside of Asia this year, with the US in particular being a target of interest, which means their marketing budget prioritizes websites such as TechPowerUp more than ever before, and we thank them for sending us a review sample of the Black Sir Lite K7 keyboard.
1STPLAYER remains first and foremost a company based in Asia that tends towards a product portfolio that offers good value for money. This is an advantage in competing against other brands that have products priced higher, but expansion to a global market also means working with a limited brand presence and, as is the case here, product naming schemes that do not necessarily translate well everywhere. This was the case with the Bullet Hunter MK6 keyboard as well, but let's get past that and see if the rest of the keyboard is worth checking out. Please note that there appears to also be an RGB backlit version of this keyboard with a very similar name, as with analogous versions in a full-size form factor in contrast to the TKL (tenkeyless) form factor here. We begin the review with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|1STPLAYER Black Sir Lite K7 Keyboard|
|Layout:||87-key US ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case and keycaps, steel plate|
|Weight:||1.31 kg / 2.88 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||154 (L) x 375 (W) x 31 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft / 1.8 m, charging only|
|Switch Type:||Outemu Blue RGB mechanical switch|
|Backlighting:||No, but RGB version separately sold|
|Interface:||2.4 GHz wireless|