Redragon is a brand I first came across when exploring the exhibition halls at Computex last year, and I noted with interest their various peripheral offerings at the time. The brand is an offshoot of a large keyboard and mouse manufacturer in China and was established as a result of its interest in expanding to the west. You may have already read our recent review of one of their mice, which was the result of them reaching out to us. Simultaneously, we were approached about keyboard reviews, and so here we are. Thanks again to Redragon for sending TechPowerUp a review sample!
As with their mice and just about every other product they sell, the Redragon K530 Draconic—henceforth only "Redragon K530" for ease of use—aims to offer good bang for your buck. There are plenty of companies that would claim to do so, which means Redragon has to do more to distinguish themselves in an extremely crowded market. As such, we see a combination of features here that might interest the keyboard enthusiast community more than usual. Take that 60% form factor, for example, which is paired with a hybrid wired/wireless connection mode to make for an extremely portable keyboard. RGB backlighting is still on offer here, and swappable switches help round off a promising feature set. We will examine all this and more, beginning with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|Redragon Draconic K530 Keyboard|
|Layout:||61-key form factor in a modified 60% US ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case and keycaps, steel plate|
|Weight:||0.8 kg/1.76 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||6-key rollover Bluetooth, full N-Key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Available as a layered function|
|Dimensions:||102 (L) x 292 (W) x 36 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft/1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Redragon-branded Brown RGB mechanical switch|
|Backlighting:||Yes, 16.8 M per-key RGB lighting|
|Interface:||Bluetooth 5.0 or USB|