Ajazz is another of those brands you may not have heard of, a brand I was personally only somewhat aware of because of discussions I had read through online. The company sells peripherals with an emphasis on color schemes far beyond the usual black or white. This is another brand under the Epomaker umbrella, which is how I got to know more about it, including that their previously launched keyboard was quite successful both in crowdfunding and the retail sales thereafter. The original K620T was a hybrid USB/Bluetooth keyboard with a built-in slot for mobile devices, such as tablets, and had decent features that made potential customers just want hot-swappable switches and a few different color schemes. As it turns out, Ajazz and Epomaker agreed, and today sees the launch of the updated K620T 2.0.
By launch, I mean that they took the Kickstarter route again. As with the Marsback M1, the goal of this review is an in-depth look at the keyboard to help interested readers make an informed purchasing decision if they do not already fancy the keyboard for other reasons. A few things have stayed the same here, and the guts of the keyboard are in fact essentially identical to their previous keyboard. There are two color options this time around, either a pastel blue or pink that also matches the Ajazz blue and pink switches respectively. Hot-swappable switches make for the biggest addition otherwise, with a few other minor updates around the PCB and stabilizers to achieve it. Thanks again to Epomaker for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp!
|Ajazz K620T 2.0 Keyboard|
|Layout:||60% form factor in a US ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case, PBT plastic keycaps, and steel plate|
|Weight:||0.81 kg/1.8 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||6-Key rollover Bluetooth and N-key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Volume wheel, the rest available as a layered function|
|Dimensions:||138 (L) x 299 (W) x 34 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||5 ft/1.5 m|
|Software:||Yes, in development|
|Switch Type:||Choice of Ajazz Blue (clicky) or Pink (linear) RGB mechanical switch|
|Backlighting:||Per-key 16.8 M RGB backlighting|
|Interface:||Bluetooth 5.0 or USB|
Packaging and Accessories
Clearly, packaging is still in the works with my sample coming in a plain white cardboard box without an aesthetic wrap. A double flap in the middle keeps contents inside in place during transit, and opening the box, we see the keyboard inside a see-through soft foam wrap for further protection. All paperwork is found underneath the keyboard, and the accessories have been put into a compartment separated by more cardboard to ensure the keyboard does not get scratched.
This pre-release sample did not come with a manual either; however, the base functionality of the K620T 2.0 is so similar to the original K620T that the manual for the Ajazz K620T can be used to get a better idea of the onboard functionality, setting up the keyboard in Bluetooth mode, and changing a few things, such as the RGB lighting effects. What I did get here, as my sample was the pink version, is a matching pink USB cable. The cable goes from a USB Type-A connector to an L-shaped USB Type-C connector, which points towards the use of Type-C connectivity on the side of the keyboard and is great for cable management. We also get a basic plastic ring-style keycap puller, which I would like to see replaced by a metal wire puller to minimize the odds of keycaps getting scratched, and I believe the final retail units will also include a switch remover.
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