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What happens when you combine a minimalist design, gaming keyboard features, TKL form factor, and great price? You end up with the Redragon K552 Kumara, a budget-prioritizing keyboard that aims to replace your OEM keyboard at not much more in cost, but way more in functionality and customization.
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If the Akko Monet's Pond keyboard was too flashy for you, maybe the King Koi suits your needs better? We take a look at the 3108v2 King Koi today, which draws inspiration from Chinese ink drawings and calligraphy to depict a Koi pond and neighboring elements on the keyboard.
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The Royal Kludge brand is popular for several keyboard models that took advantage of its in-house engineering, design, and manufacturing facilities. With the RK84, we see features that come on flagship keyboards at a budget price, including a 3-port USB hub, wired/Bluetooth/2.4 GHz connectivity options, and more!
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Kono Store hedges all its experiences working with keyboard and switch brands in designing its very first mechanical switch. Aptly named the Kono Midnight, this is a highly tactile speed switch with a translucent dark blue polycarbonate housing and a smooth, lubed POM stem.
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The Akko 3098 Black & Pink ASA has many quality of life improvements over previous Akko keyboards reviewed here, including hot-swappable switch sockets, custom 1st-party switches, noise-dampening foam, and a unique keycap profile—these are the cake layers underneath the icing that is the black and pink keycap set.
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The GMMK PRO is a long-awaited keyboard kit that bridges the gap between keyboard enthusiasts and mainstream gamers yearning for customization and quality. Today, we build an all-Glorious keyboard using the black GMMK PRO, Glorious Panda switches, Glorious PBT keycaps, and Glorious coiled cable!
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GAMDIAS returns to TechPowerUp with the colorful HERMES M5. It is a minimalist full-size keyboard featuring GAMDIAS-branded switches, a two-tone keycap set, matching backlighting, and dedicated media play and volume control for a good price.
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With the HERMES E3, GAMDIAS is looking to add a budget-friendly option to the newly popular 60% keyboard market. The HERMES E3 uses Outemu switches with per-key RGB lighting, all onboard controls, and layers for those functions missing from TKL keyboards.
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Mountain wants to take us to the top of the keyboard world with the Everest Max, a highly customizable TKL keyboard with an add-on numpad in either direction and a media dock. Featuring four LCD display keys and a larger LCD dial, it can be just as useful for gaming as for content creation.
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What would you pay for an artisan keycap? What even IS an artisan keycap? Join us as we explore this with Jelly Key and two of its unique custom designs: an 8-bit world that will bring back lots of gaming memories and a Zen pond filled with koi fish swimming amidst aquatic fauna.
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The Akko 3084 Silent Bluetooth 5.0 serves as a vehicle for the Gateron Orange switches, which is the primary reason for this review. But delving deeper in, we find out there is actually a lot to look at here even outside of the rare 84-key form factor.
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Join me as we build a keyboard again! Today, we use a rarely seen 96% form factor case paired with Akko's colorful Macaw keycaps and what might be the most premium first-party switches to date in the form of five different Gateron Ink switches.
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AZIO IZO collection aims to build upon the reputation earned with the premium Retro series. Comprising of a 75% keyboard in three colors with matching optional accessories, such as a numpad, mouse, palm rest, and desk pad, the company wants to bring fun back to your desk.
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What better way to kick off our first Sharkoon keyboard review than with the new SKILLER SGK30? It is a petite full-size keyboard that comes in more language layouts than a translator and offers excellent value for the money with mechanical switches, software support, RGB lighting, and more!
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Today, we take a look at a Mad Catz keyboard; yes, they make those too. The S.T.R.I.K.E. 13 is a 96-key unit that fits the full-size form factor into a smaller, more efficient typing experience. Mad Catz pairs this with an aluminium frame, per-key RGB lighting, and plenty of software and onboard customization options.
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Akko is churning out custom keyboard designs faster than any other company, and today, we take a look at a real stunner. Termed Monet's Pond, this keyboard looking to transport users to the famous Koi pond in Japan with its theme is part of a whole series with a matching desk mat and wrist rest.
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The i-Rocks K72MN Artisan keyboard advertises an "ebony wooden aluminum top", which sounds promising and a little bit confusing simultaneously. You have plenty of Cherry MX switches to choose from, and there's support for macro-recording too.
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HyperX gets into the growing 60% keyboard game with the Alloy Origins 60. Based on the same design language as the popular Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core, it cuts things down physically while retaining the feature set the company uses to attract gamers, typists, and fans of the brand alike.
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Redragon makes a great comeback after the lows of the K585 Diti, with the K596 Vishnu going back to the roots of offering a fairly novel keyboard with features dedicated to gaming, extensive software and onboard controls, plenty of RGB lighting, and a wallet-friendly price point.
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Epomaker is on a roll, bringing out yet another keyboard on the crowdfunding road. Today, we take a look at the 65% form factor Epomaker B21, which will be compared to toys because of its unique design language. The keyboard features a choice of Cherry MX switches and connects via cable or Bluetooth.
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ASUS makes a massive splash with their new flagship keyboard, the ROG Claymore II. They have created their own switches, called "ROG RX," which work extremely well and create mesmerizing lighting, too. The numpad is detachable and can also be moved to the left of the base TKL keyboard.
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Thermaltake introduced the ARGENT design philosophy to us earlier this year, and high-end peripherals showed up alongside. Today, we take a look at the flagship ARGENT K5 RGB gaming keyboard, which builds upon the company's successful Level 20 series and has aesthetics that need a closer look to appreciate fully.
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Epomaker decided the 80% keyboard form factor needs more love and goes the Kickstarter route with the all-new AK84S that adds some nice quality-of-life improvements to existing 84-key units. It has more switch, case, and keycap options than fingers on my hands, including novel new switches and silicone keycaps.
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Mistel brings us their first full-size keyboard after a long run of smaller form factors. The X-VIII (X8->108, get it?) also features their own keycaps, which use thick PBT plastic and doubleshot injected legends. Add the optional Bluetooth and a choice of five Cherry MX switches and Mistel put out a lot of options to appeal to everyone here!
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Varmilo has conquered the tactile and clicky challenges in its new electrostatic capacitive switch lineup, and we now take a look at the all-new MA108 Forest Fairy featuring the EC Ivy V2 switches. It is a full-size keyboard filled with life and greenery, and the EC Ivy V2 is a matching green switch that aims to upstage the Cherry MX Blue!
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