Durgod is a brand perhaps the majority of our readers are not be familiar with, and those who are would typically be of one of two sets of people, if not both. The first would be our Asian readers, especially those from China, to whom Durgod markets their products as proudly Made in China as part of Zhuhai Hoksi Technology Co., Ltd. in an attempt to improve the reputation of products manufactured in China on average. The second would be mechanical keyboard enthusiasts on forums and other online communities to whom the brand has represented good build quality, rarely seen switch options, and good value for money. We first met Durgod at Computex 2018, but it did take nearly two years to get the brand reviewed on TechPowerUp. Better late than never, however, and thanks again to the company for sending review samples to us.
This review was made especially possible through one of their retailers who might as well be a distributor to the west, HK-Gaming
. This outlet in particular is responsible for stocking units on Amazon worldwide, among others, which is how I had no problems getting a sample. Indeed, expect to see their mice reviewed on TechPowerUp courtesy of HK-Gaming. The retailer is synonymous with Durgod to where some of the keyboards are born off a collaboration, as outlaid in the name of this particular keyboard, the Durgod x HK Venus. It is a 60% form factor keyboard that is part of a larger series that also has a 68% keyboard called the Durgod x Hades to maintain the theme. We begin our review of the Durgod x HK Venus with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|Durgod x HK Venus Keyboard|
|Layout:||61-key, 60% form factor in a modified US ANSI layout|
|Material:||Aluminium case, steel plate, PBT plastic keycaps|
|Weight:||0.82 kg / 1.90 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Available as a layered function|
|Dimensions:||106 (L) x 291 (W) x 39 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||Type-C to Type-C : 3.3 ft / 1.0 m|
Type-A to Type-C : 5.2 ft / 1.6 m
|Switch Type:||Choice of multiple Cherry MX, Kailh, or Gateron RGB mechanical switch|
|Backlighting:||Yes, 16.8 M per-key RGB lighting|